Patricia “Pat” Aderman, 69, of Elk River, died peacefully at her Elk River residence Saturday, May 7, 2011.
She was born Oct. 30, 1941, in North Minneapolis to Virginia (Blood) and Leonard Sarff. She graduated in 1959 from North High School and was married to Henry Charles Aderman in 1961 until his death in 1988.
She worked for Assurance Manufacturing from 1978–1998 until she was diagnosed with COPD.
Her family says, “Although Pat experienced tragedy at the loss of her second son, Scott, age 4, husband at age 44 and her lung disease at age 56, she had a strong will and love of life, family and friends. Pat always wanted to be where the action was and never took no for an answer. She won the hearts of many with her smile, optimism and kind spunky spirit.”
A memorial service will be held today (Saturday, May 14) at Dare’s Funeral Home, 805 Main St., Elk River (763-441-1212). Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. with the service beginning at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served beginning at 11 a.m. at Guardian Angels, 350 Evans Ave., Elk River. Internment leaves from Elk River at 12:30 p.m. to Gethsemane Cemetery, 8151 42nd Ave. N., New Hope.
Mrs. Aderman is survived by sister, Nancy (Val); sons, Otis (Carey), and Rick (Stacy); grandchildren, Tyler, Hayley, Zachary, Shelby and Shyann; and many other relatives and friends.
Besides her husband and son, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Gary, Bill and Dan.