ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Patricia Cliff — Mazeppa

Patricia Cliff — Mazeppa
Obit

Patricia "Patty" Cliff, 87, of Mazeppa, passed away Monday evening, Oct. 10, 2011, at Sunrise Cottages in Rochester.

Born on St. Patrick's Day on the family farm in Bear Valley Township, she was one of six children of Caroline (George) and Charlie Cliff. She graduated valedictorian of Mazeppa's Class of 1942 then went on to Teachers Training College in Red Wing. She taught in rural schools then moved to Minneapolis where she resided for over 50 years. She worked for Bankers Life of Des Moines which became Principal Financial Group; retiring in 1989.

She is survived by one sister, Marian Reiland of Mazeppa; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, brothers, Murray and Max, sisters, Jean Schafer and Dorothy O'Hara, and longtime special friend, Jim Contoski.

Patty loved beautiful clothes, Charlie Rose, music, good books, good food and children. She loved spending time with her family and sharing stories with nieces and nephews.

Private family services will be held Saturday morning, Oct. 15, with burial in the Mazeppa Cemetery.

ADVERTISEMENT

Condolences may be directed to Marian Reiland in Mazeppa.

Memorials may be directed to Mayo Foundation for Alzheimer's Research, 200 First Ave. SW, Rochester, MN. 55902.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home in Northfield.

www.northfieldfuneral.com.

What To Read Next