Patricia M. Murn-Benedict


Mass of Christian Burial will be 6 p.m. Monday, March 25, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rice for Patricia “Pat” Murn-Benedict, age 83, who passed away March 14, 2024, surrounded by her family at The Good Shepherd Community in Sauk Rapids. The Rev. Gregory Sauer will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the church with a luncheon to follow the service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.

 Pat was born June 17, 1940, in St. Cloud to John and Rose (Schueller) Murn. She married William “Bill” Benedict Dec. 31, 1994, in St. Cloud. Pat grew up in Popple Creek, lived in Babbitt for 10 years, and has lived in Rice since then. She was the owner and operator of Pat’s OK Corral for many years. Pat spent many years as a huge advocate of the St. Cloud Sexual Abuse Center and Woman House. She received many certificates for all her many hours of dedication to this cause. Pat also was also certified in EMT response. Pat was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She enjoyed hunting deer and elk, scuba diving, traveling, dirt track racing, snowmobile racing with family, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pat was hard-working, caring, confident, very independent and fun.

 Survivors include her son, Tom (Lindy) Sabraski of Rice; step-children Tim (Yvonne) Benedict of Thief River Falls, Teresa (Steve) Levinson of Minneapolis and Bill (Judy) Benedict Jr. of New Jersey; siblings Diane Hodel of Elk River, Jack (Rose Ann) Murn of Sauk Rapids, Denise (Joe) Scapanski of Sauk Rapids and Roseann “Sug” (Bruce) Latterell of Foley; grandchildren Shane (Katie) Sabraski, Sonja (Matt) Weisman, Michael (Julie) Benedict, Rachel (Nick) Schaefer, Kate (Brian) Awsumb, Erinne Benedict and Christian Benedict; and nine great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Bill; siblings Kathy Rydberg and Joey Murn; brother-in-law, Donny Hodel; and great-grandsons Slade and Brady Sabraski.

 A special thank you to the staff at The Good Shepherd Community and Moments Hospice for the wonderful care provided to Pat.

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