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Patricia J. Reardon

Patricia June Reardon, age 72, of Cokato, formerly of Waverly, died Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at the Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia.

She was born Aug. 3, 1934 in Henryetta, Okla. to Alexander “Sandy” and Della Beryl Elizabeth (Miller) McKay. She attended high school at Will Rodgers High School in Oklahoma.

Patricia married Adelbert Luhman in 1954, and they had three children, Debbie, Brian and Julie. The couple attended St. James Lutheran Church in Howard lake, and the children were students at St. James Lutheran School.

Pat helped on the Luhman family farm for many years until she started working at Dura Supreme, where she worked for 25 years. Pat and Adelbert were divorced.

In October of 1990, Pat was married to Harold Reardon. The couple resided in Waverly for many years.

Pat’s health continued to decline and she found herself needing more assistance. She became a resident at Brookridge Assisted Living in Cokato, where she found comfort, new friendships, and all the help she needed.

Patricia found solace in Christ her last few years on this earth, and realized she had a purpose in this world. She accepted communion once again and looked forward to chapel at Brookridge and visits from Pastor Schoenfeld.

With continued health concerns, Pat found herself at Waconia Ridgeview Hospital, where she had emergency surgery to remove her large intestine. The surgery left her weak and unable to make a recovery.

Patricia is survived by her husband, Harold; daughters, Debbie Salonek of Atlanta, Ga., and Julie Clark of Minnetonka; stephchildren, Pete Reardon, and Paul Reardon; brother, Frank McKay of Prosperity, S.C., and sister Sue Cowan of Jenks, Okla.; grandchildren, Morgan and Mitchell Clark, Katelyn, Eric and Brandon Luhman, David and Patrick Reardon, and John and Molly Reardon; sons-in-law Kym Clark, and Bruce Clark; daughter-in- law Joleen Luhman; and many nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her son, Brian Luhman.

Funeral services took place Saturday, May 26 at 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake with the Revs. Michael Nirva and Martin Schoenfeld officiating. Music was provided by Nancy Butterfass. Interment was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Waverly.

Visitation was Friday, May 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Swanson Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake, and continued Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Casket bearers were Kym Clark, Arvid Luhman, Jeff Luhman, Patrick Reardon, Pete Reardon, and Bruce Salonek.

Arrangements were by the Swanson Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake.

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