Patricia "Pat" J. Knottnerus
May 22, 2019
Patricia "Pat" J. Knottnerus passed from this life in the Big Sandy Medical Center and was welcomed into the arms of Jesus Christ into paradise on May 17, 2019. Born in Havre, Montana, on May 16, 1936, to Clarence & Margaret Allderdice, her early years were spent on a farm outside the Big Sandy, MT, community attending a country school. In 1954 she graduated from Big Sandy High School as valedictorian and received a nursing degree in Minnesota at Macalester College and St. Olaf College.
She returned to her home state of Montana and raised a family of her own. Pat was a friend of many and kept in touch with friends, family and relatives through phone calls and especially by sending birthday cards with her trademark birthday balloons sent so faithfully year after year.
Her children and grandchildren called her blessed along with her siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins, classmates and more as she was dearly loved. Wit, eccentricity and feistiness marked her life. Pat wished to be remembered as a beloved child of God fearfully and wonderfully made for His glory.
Pat was preceded in death by her brothers Jim Allderdice and Jack Allderdice.
She is survived by her children Scot Bartkoske, Tom (Michelle) Bartkoske, Theresa (Steve) Egleston, and Lynn (Jamie) Bartkoske; her brother Ed (Clara) Allderdice and sister Fay (Stan) Danielson.
Special thanks to the staff at Big Sandy Medical Center for their kind, gracious and patient care.
Memorial contributions may be made to Great Falls Rescue Mission and YNOP (Your Network Of Praise).
A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, May 26, 2019 at the Big Sandy Community Church of God at 2:30pm (377 2nd Ave, Big Sandy, MT 59520). Following the service there will be a potluck meal in the church hall (smoked brisket being provided).