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Patricia "TC" Buckentine

July 14, 1933 — March 16, 2024

Elrosa, Minnesota

Patricia "TC" Buckentine

Patricia A. “TC” Buckentine, age 90 of Elrosa, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at St. Benedict Court in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

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A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa with Rev. Joseph Korf officiating. Inurnment will be held in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 12 and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13 at the church in Elrosa.

Patricia Ann O’Brien was born July 14, 1933 in Arlington, Minnesota to William and Mary (Myers) O’Brien. She graduated from Arlington High School in 1951. Her proudest achievement was being selected as the representative of her high school for Girls State. She was united in marriage to Willard Buckentine on June 13, 1959 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Arlington, Minnesota. The couple moved to Elrosa and took over Willard’s family bar which was named "Bill’s Bar”. In 1971, the couple built Bucky’s Bar where it is located today.

She was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa and the Christian Mothers. TC enjoyed traveling, which included fishing trips, going to concerts and other sporting events, and taking an occasional trip to the casino. TC also enjoyed gardening, shopping, and playing cards.

Survivors include her children, James (Diane) Buckentine of Avon, Barbara (David) Knafla of St. Cloud, Sheila (Steve) Saatzer of Richville, Joe (Linda) Buckentine of St. Cloud, Sally Imdieke of St. Cloud, John (Laurie) Buckentine of Edina, Mary (Chris Hanauska) Buckentine of Rogers, Bill (Jennifer) Buckentine of St. Cloud, and Mike (Heidi) Buckentine of Elrosa; 24 grandchildren and  11 great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Yvonne O’Brien of Winthrop and Barbara O’Brien of Arlington.

TC was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Buckentine on May 10, 1999; parents; infant daughter, Sarah Buckentine; grandson, Zachary Buckentine; brothers, Michael (Mona) O’Brien, Bill (Dorothy) O’Brien, Jim (Kathy) O’Brien, Francis (Marlys) O’Brien, and Patrick O’Brien; sister, Mary (Patrick) Reeves; son-in-law, Tim Imdieke; and brother-in-law, Pete (LaVonne) Buckentine.

Our family would like to thank Dr. Dhroove and Dr. Ufearo, the staff at Benedict Court, and CentraCare Hospice for your compassionate care of our mother.
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Past Services

Visitation

Friday, April 12, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm

Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church

302 State St, Elrosa, MN 56325

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Visitation

Saturday, April 13, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am

Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church

302 State St, Elrosa, MN 56325

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Memorial Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am

Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church

302 State St, Elrosa, MN 56325

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