Patricia Ann Hvidston, 72, of Hovland, MN, passed away Tuesday, October 11,
at her home on the north shore of Lake Superior.
Patricia Ann Hvidston was born in Grand Forks, ND, the daughter of Colburn
Hvidston Jr. and Marguerite (Lyons) Hvidston. She was raised in Grand
Forks and attended St. Michaels Grade School and St. James High School. She
went on to attend the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN, where she
graduated in 1967 with a degree in elementary education. After a brief
teaching career she migrated into the banking world, ultimately becoming
president of Firstar Trust of MN. She then returned to the College St.
Catherine as Vice President of Development followed by her affiliation with
Catholic Charities of America in Washington DC as Vice President for
Development. Her post career years were spent at her beloved Swedish
farmstead styled home on Lake Superior and traveling.
Patricia was preceded in death by parents, Colburn and Marguerite.
She is survived by husband, Roger A. Opp; brothers, Colburn III (wife, Jackie), James
(wife, Mary) and Robin Hvidston; numerous nephews and a niece.
Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. October 21, in St. Paul, MN, at Our Lady of Victory Chapel on the campus of St. Catherine University,
preceded by one hour visitation. A memorial service will be held 11 AM Monday October 24, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hovland, MN.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to St. Catherine University, Trinity Lutheran Church, or North House Folk School.