Mrs. Pat Sampson, age 66, of Sand Lake, passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2013. She grew up in Rockford and was a 1965 graduate of Rockford High School. Pat worked at Amway, and then enlisted in the US Army and was stationed at White Sands. After serving during the Vietnam War, Pat worked for the Post Office, drove school buses, and then worked for Argersinger-Morse Construction where she drove the Readi Mix truck and worked on the bridges from M-46 north to Luther. She met Duane who was her job superintendent, and they were married on February 16, 1985. Pat was a risk taker, liked horses and all animals, camping, and enjoyed woodworking and crafting. She was a member of the Trail Riders Association and had a life-time membership in the American Legion. She is survived by her husband, Duane; children, Carl Bjork, Andrew and Patricia Sampson, Wendy Marie and Rick Pawlak, and Daniel and Patti Sampson; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren with the anticipated arrival of one more. She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Ann Bjork, and her sister, Nancy Althea. The service for Mrs. Sampson was held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Pederson Funeral Home. Military honors will be under the auspices of the Kent County Veterans Honor Guard. Relatives and friends met with the family at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and prior to the service on Wednesday. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, PO Box 998, Hot Springs, SD 57747.
Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford www.pedersonfuneralhome.com