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Patricia Arlene Sinks

November 3, 1928 — March 28, 2024


On March 28, 2024, Patricia Arlene (Loveland) Sinks, loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away at age 95.


Pat was born in 1928 to John and Helen Loveland in St. Paul Minnesota.  She graduated from Monroe High school and attended St. Catherine’s college.  In 1949 she married Charles Sinks.  Together they raised four children, Scott, Jeff, Brad, and Barbara.  She was widowed in 1979.  Her son Brad passed away in 2020.


She worked for many years in clerical capacities for the St. Paul School District, retiring at age 63.  Most treasured by her were her years as the school secretary for the Battle Creek Elementary School.


In retirement she enjoyed traveling with her lifelong girlfriends. One trip included a train journey to Hudson Bay and a ride in a tundra bus to see the polar bears. She loved the outdoors and spent many hours sitting on the lake shore watching grandchildren and great grandchildren swim.


She was a talented sewer and quilter. She made clothes, dolls and costumes for her grandchildren. Her quilts are mementos treasured by her children and grandchildren.


For many years she was the caregiver for her aging mother and her aunt.


Always, she doted over her grandchildren. Grandma was a frequent daycare stand-in for her St. Paul grandchildren and the only surviving grandparent for her out of town grandkids. She was important enough to her grandchildren that for several, college spring break meant a trip south to stay with Grandma Pat for a week.


Eventually, Pat’s grandchildren rewarded her with 16 treasured great grandchildren.


She will be remembered for her infectious personality, abundant kindness, generosity to others and an example of a life well lived.


Pat was preceded in death by her husband Charles, her parents John and Helen Loveland, brother John Loveland and son Brad Sinks.  She is survived by three children, Scott Sinks and his wife Carol Christensen, Jeff Sinks, Barbara Carlson, daughter in law Becki Sinks, 7 grandchildren Emily(sinks) Luckow & husband Ted Luckow, Charles Sinks & wife Meagan, Mary (Sinks) Axtell & husband Christopher Axtell, Adam Sinks & wife Kari, Rose (Christensen) Barry & husband Chris, Tricia Danielson, Connie Sinks & husband Hitoshi, and 16 great grandchildren.


A memorial service will be held at a future date in St. Paul, Minnesota.



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