Pat, as she was called, was born to Ruth (Eckel) and Thomas Fitzgerald March 8, 1934, in Detroit Lakes, Minn. Pat had a full life. Her first marriage to Robert Wines brought forth three daughters. Her last marriage to James brought two more stepchildren into her life. Pats life took her to many different places; Minnesota, Nevada, Arizona and Arkansas. Pat was a teacher at heart, and loved helping people to learn. Until she retired, she worked as a paraprofessional in various educational settings ranging from elementary to high school. Pats love of reading will be something all who knew her will remember her for. Pats main focus in life however, was her family. She loved spending time with each one of them and felt fortunate to have her family.
Pat is preceded in death by her parents, Ruth and Thomas Fitzgerald.
Pat is survived by her husband James Compton, daughters Roberta (Edwin) Klatt, Ruth Ann Wines, Susan Wines, step children James Compton and Jill (Rick) C. Smith, grandchildren Rylan Klatt, Kendal Klatt and her fiance Jim Langer, Racheal Wines-Masi, Robert Wines-Mays, step grandchildren James (Jennifer) Compton, Micheal Compton, and Nicole( Brian) Kazmierczak, step grandchildren Kayla Smith and Clayton Smith, great grandchildren Khalil Wines-Masi, Bryce Campbell-Wines, Kamiel Wines-Mays, Sebastian Wines-Mays, brother John Fitzgerald, dear cousin Dorothy Skogen, and her beloved pet, Maddy.