Obituary for Patricia Ann Lynch

Patricia Ann Lynch, age 82, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Monday, September 5th, at her home. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 1st, at Kingo Lutheran Church in Fosston with the Rev. John Ragan officiating. Interment will be in Cross Lake Cemetery, rural Fosston. Family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service on Saturday (1st) at the church. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of Fosston and messages of condolence may be shared at

She was born on September 6th 1939 to Emil and Clara Olson. Patricia who was known to most as Pat was the third child and oldest girl in a family of 10 children. She went to and graduated from Fosston high school.

At age 18 she moved to the Minneapolis area. While home in Fosston for a visit she met Robert Leo Swenson. They were soon married and settled in St Louis Park Minnesota. She and Bob had three children Jill, Reed, and Chad and then moved the family to Minnetonka Minnesota.

Pat enjoyed a long career as a daycare provider. She cared for hundreds of children over the years. Tragedy struck in 1986 as Pat lost her husband Bob to cancer. After sometime she found love again. She met Michael Brian Lynch and they were married in 1990.

Moving to a different part of Minnetonka Pat continued her daycare business. As it turned out she would take care of the three most precious children in her life. Her 3 grandchildren Rachel Marshal and Dillon. All three would sometimes spend their days with Grandma and there was nothing she loved more than those three children.

Pat passed from this life into the arms of our Lord and Savior September 5th 2022 just a day short of her 83rd birthday.

She was preceded in death by her 1st husband Robert (Bob) Swenson her son Reed Swenson her daughter Jill Swenson parents Emil and Clara Olson her brothers Emery, Gene, and Timothy Olson and her sister- in-law Myrna Olson.

She is survived by her loving husband Michael Lynch; her Son, Chad Swenson; her granddaughter, Raechel Gustafson; grandsons, Marshal and Dillon Swenson; brother, Richard Olson; sister, Corrine Varholdt; sister-in-law, Susan Louks; brother,  Gary (Mary Jo) Olson; brother, Robert (Karen) Olson; sister- in-law, Barbara Sweno; sister, Victoria (Alvin) Olson; brother, David (Ruth) Olson; and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.

Patricia was a beloved wife a loving grandma a cherished sister and the best mom in the world she will be missed.


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