Margaret R. Patience, 89, of Mandan, passed away Monday, September 7, 2015, at St. Alexius CHI in Bismarck.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, September 15, 201, at 1:30 pm at Christ the King Catholic church in Mandan with Fr. Nick Schneider as celebrant. Burial will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Monday, September 14, 2015, at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home from 4:00 to 8:00 pm with a Catholic Daughters rosary beginning at 6:00 pm followed by a parish vigil. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.
Margaret Rose Patience was known for her love of art and inspiring others. She was born February 23, 1926, in East Chicago, IN to John Joseph and Mary Anne (Dumas) Huvorshik. She was the youngest of seven children. She attended Roosevelt High School and went on to work at the Chicago railroad warehouse during WWII. In 1945 she married Delbert Russell Patience of Iowa, after his honorable discharge from the Navy. They moved to Mandan, ND in 1954 and enjoyed life in the country.
Margaret had a love of art and inspirational learning: she was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America; a long-time volunteer at the North Dakota Heritage Center; and a special needs swimming volunteer at the Mandan Community Center.
Blessed to have shared her life are her five children and their spouses: David (Coleen) Patience, of Bismarck; Joel (Dale) Patience of Edmonds, WA; Delbeth “Jeorge” McGladrey of Nanamio, BC; Marie (Mark) Herdt of Moscow, ID; and Dawn Patience (Patrick Walsh) of Anchorage, AK; three grandchildren: Shelly Backlin of Minneapolis, MN; Jeffrey Patience of Alexandria, MN; and Kayne McGladrey of Bellingham, WA; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert; her brothers, Joe Forrester and John Huvorshik; and her sisters, Theresa Muzinski, Irene Milton, Anne Huvorshik, and Mary Prodan.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.