Blomlie, Patricia Marlene


BIRTH 16 Feb 1953
Minnesota, USA

DEATH 9 Jun 1972 (aged 19)
Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA

Lake Crystal Cemetery
Lake Crystal, Blue Earth County, Minnesota, USA


Patricia Blomlie was born in MN 16 Feb1953 to William and Clara Lucile Holan , she graduated from Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis in 1971. She worked at Burger King, at 2220 W Broadway.
Patricia was one of six young people staying at the Miner's Motel in Keystone when Battle Creek flooded the rooms they were in. All of them grabbed mattresses and attempted to float in the flooded creek, the three that survived were able to grab on to buildings until the water passed by them, but three of them were not able to, and all died.
She is survived by her parents and two sisters, Judy Fossland and Janet Blomlie of Minneaplis, and a brother John Peder Blomlie and his wife Virginia.. A nephew Scott Allan Fossland and a niece Stacy Rae Fossland also of Minneapolis MN.
Patricia was buried in Crystal Lake Cemetery in Minnesota


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