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Memorial Service

Goglin Funeral Home, Yankton
Saturday February 6th, 2021

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Patricia Ann Graber

Patricia Ann Graber was born on Wednesday, January 10, 1940 in Avon, South Dakota to George and Ella Janssen.

Patricia attended school in Avon, obtaining her GED later in life.

Over her lifetime, Patricia performed various jobs. She was a life time member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Patricia married Larry Graber August 18, 1984. They owned Riverside Station for 7 years.
Patricia was a great cook and loved to bake. She enjoyed family gatherings and especially enjoyed the grandchildren and great grandchildren. If anyone left her home hungry, it was no one’s fault but their own. Every chance she had you would find her playing BINGO. She loved the company of hers and Larry’s dogs, Dassie and Peanut.

Patricia passed away Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, due to complications of COVID-19, at the age of 80.

She is survived, loved and remembered by her mother Ella Hansen, Yankton; brothers Lowell (Diane) Janssen, Yankton and Lamoine Janssen, Mission Hill; daughter Ella Kocmich (Ron Ewalt), Yankton; son George (Melissa) Ridgway, Sioux Falls; 2 stepchildren Tena (Kevin) Becker, Yankton and Terry (Laura) Graber, Oklahoma; 12 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews along with her 2 favorite dogs, Dassie and Peanut.

Patricia is reunited in Heaven with her loving husband Larry Graber; three daughters, RoxAnn Ridgway-Kincaid, Robin Galvan and Jodella in infancy and her father George Janssen.

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I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Patricia is a cousin as my mother is a sister to George, Patricia's father. I lost track of her a few yrs. ago after she & her brothers & spouses came to a Janssen Reunion held in Shannon, Il. I live at Lanark, Il. Phone No. 815-541-6912.

Arlene (Schrader) Koeller Feb 25 2021 2:13 AM

So sorry to hear of her passing. Great person. Had plenty of fun times at Joe's Steakhouse.

Lee Conrad Feb 6 2021 4:28 AM

Ella And George Im so sorry to see you have lost your mom, and your sisters!! I was so sad to see you lost them all so close together. You have our deepest sympathy!!

Dea Dea Sporleder Jan 29 2021 12:57 AM

Thoughts and Prayers for families and friends. I worked for Larry and Pat at Riverside Station. They were so good to me and my family ..special couple who helped many and so loved their family and customers. Cherish the many memories.

Lori Kocmich Jan 28 2021 3:10 AM