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Glenaris "Pat" Gaetz

Glenaris "Pat" Gaetz

May 14, 1935-June 24, 2013

Glenaris B. Gaetz, 78, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, June 24, 2013 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes.

Glenaris Bernice Gaetz was born to Lawrence and Martha (Kogler) Quatier on May 14, 1935 in Danzig, N.D. She grew up and attended grade school, after which she helped on the family farm, doing a variety of chores including driving the tractor.

On September 22, 1956 she was united in marriage to Myron Daschendorf in Ashley, N.Da. Myron died in 1965 and on December 30, 1967 she was united in marriage to Marvin Gaetz in Sisseton, S.D. They lived in rural Detroit Lakes and Pat worked at Savoie Laundry and the Swift Turkey Plant in Detroit Lakes. She retired in 1996.

Pat worked as a volunteer with the Senior Companion Program for 10 years. She also enjoyed playing cards and gardening, and was also known to be a very good cook. She will be remembered as being a loving, strong willed, hard working, and independent person who was always there for her family when they needed her.

Pat will be dearly missed by one son, Craig Daschendorf of Ames, Iowa; five daughters, Cary (Mike) Byer of Frazee, Debra (Terry) Clark of Detroit Lakes, Myra Thornby of Detroit Lakes, Lori Danielson of Detroit Lakes and Renee "Suzie" (Darryl) Bergstrom of Detroit Lakes; 23 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; one brother, LeRoy (Ida) Quatier of Sioux Falls, S.D.; one daughter-in-law, Kris Gaetz of Rochert; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Pat in death were her parents; first husband, Myron (1965); second husband, Marvin (1989); one son, Jay Gaetz; one granddaughter, Ruth Ann Clark; one great granddaughter, Alexia Rischovd; two brothers, Wilbur and Ernest Quatier; one son-in-law, Bruce Thornby; one sister-in-law, Adeline Quatier; and her cat, Micah.

Memorial services are set for 10 a.m. Friday, June 28 at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services.

Arrangements have been entrusted to West-Kjos Funeral Home of Detroit Lakes.