In memory of

Patricia A. Rogstad, age 72, of Helena

February 11, 1946 – June 17, 2018

Beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother Patricia Ann Rogstad passed surrounded by family June 17, 2018.  Her journey began February 11, 1946 in Helena, MT to Otillia and Charles Whitehead.

Patricia Whitehead met Larry Rogstad at the local community college.  They soon married in an intimate ceremony celebrated with family and close friends on May 15, 1969.  Her hobbies included gardening, house projects, puzzles, and looking for hidden treasures for her antique crystal collection.  She loved nothing more than spending time with her family and spoiling her grandkids.  She would often take family out for shopping and adventures making sure everyone had what they needed.  Pat lit up anytime she talked about any of her babies and great grand babies and beamed with pride telling her stories.  She was a special gem to all of her kids and truly treasured.  Anyone who knew Pat loved her sense of humor and her feisty stories.

She is survived by her children: Scott (Lynora), Stacy, Steve (Trish), and Mike (Tracey); grandchildren: Lauren (Trent), Lester, Krista, Cody, Kurtis (Tatiana), Lindsay, Cassandra (Devon), Jake (Devan), John (Gloria), Christopher, Ryne and Ashlynn; great-grandchildren: Gracie, Soren, Mallie, Ethan, Quinn, Kinley, Trager and Ellie.

Patricia is preceded in death by parents Otillia and Charles.  She is also preceded in death by her husband Larry.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 22nd at Retz Funeral Home, 315 E 6th Ave, Helena. Coffee and cookies will follow the service at the funeral home. A graveside service will follow the gathering at the Montana State Veterans Cemetery, Fort Harrison.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials in Patricia’s name to Hospice of St. Peter’s Hospital c/o St. Peter’s Hospital, 2475 Broadway, Helena, MT 59601

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  1. Verna Kroll says:

    Stacy & Family,

    So sorry to hear about your mom, she was such a trooper, like all your family, when she came to the gym. She will be missed.
    Know that you are all in my thoughts & prayers and if you need any help, just ask me, I will!!
    R.I.P. Mama Rogstad

  2. Kathy Baertsch says:

    Stacy & Family,

    I please accept my deepest condolences on the lost of your mother. I feel fortunate to have known her. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Buffy Miller says:

    Traci & Family – I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I was fortunate to work with her for years & what a truly kind, wonderful woman. Her family was definitely her pride & joy & she was so proud of each one of you. She was a humble woman of few words but when she spoke it was almost always about her family. So please take comfort in knowing she loved each of you with all her heart & spoke nothing but wonderful things about you. Her kind, gentle, caring presence will definitely be missed.

  4. Linda Ulmer says:

    My deepest sympathy goes out to you Stacy and your family!! I did not know your Mom but I understand that she was a wonderful woman and will be missed by friends and family very much. So sorry Stacy.

  5. kathryn fisher says:

    Stacy and family – very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Please know I am thinking of you and your family. Very sorry Stacy.

  6. Karen Wiles says:

    Super sweet caring person. She will be missed.

  7. The Jungers says:

    Sorry for your loss Rogstad family and condolences from your friends in MN Scott. Jamie and Cindy.

  8. Jeanne Johns says:

    Stacy and family – I’m sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I was fortunate to work with your mom for many years. She was a very kind, wonderful woman, filled with unending love for her family.

  9. Connie MacDonald says:

    Stacey, Steve and family,
    It saddens my heart of the loss of your mom. I had the pleasure of working with her for the past 2 months. She will truly be missed. Prayers to you all.

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