Patricia L. Gillitzer, 63, Hibbing


Patricia Lynn Gillitzer, age 63, longtime resident of Hibbing, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, as a result of injuries sustained in a tragic house fire.
A Celebration of Life for Pat and Steve will be held at the Hibbing Armory from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13. A brief service will begin at 1 p.m. with the gathering of friends and family to follow.
Patricia was born to Elmer and Deloris (Weber) Ziegler in Arlington on March 17, 1954. She was a graduate of the Arlington-Green Isle High School and went on to receive her Associates Degree as a Dental Assistant. She was united in marriage to Steven J. Gillitzer at Zion Lutheran Church in Green Isle on Oct. 9, 1976.
Pat worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Zakula in Hibbing – retiring in 2015.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, bicycling, hiking, camping, and making handcrafts. She was active with the IRC Adventure Club.
Pat is survived by her children, Todd (Kristen) Gillitzer of Hibbing, Abby (Sam) Adams of Hibbing, and Terry (Dawn) Gillitzer of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; grandchildren, Jonathan Gillitzer, Behryn Gillitzer, Eli Peterlin, Chaym Adams and Zaraely Adams; siblings: Marie (Gene) Obar of Eden Valley, Richard (Jane) Ziegler of Norwood, Betty (Ron) Rauschendorfer of Dassel, David Ziegler of Waseca, Judy (Clay) Miller of Green Isle, Mark (Sandy) Ziegler of Buffalo, Cindy (Rigo) Vasquez of Arlington, Bruce (Paula) Ziegler of Mankato, and Steve (Becky) Ziegler of Arlington; and numerous extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Steve; and grandchildren, Todd Jacob Gillitzer, Jr., and Isaiah A. Adams.
Memorials are preferred and may be directed to the Gillitzer/Adams account at Wells Fargo.
Family services are provided by Anderson-Daniels, a Bauman Family Funeral Home, in Hibbing.  To express condolences on-line please see:

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