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Doris Pattison

Doris I. Pattison (Jacobson), loving wife, mother, sister, and friend, passed away on Thursday evening, October 1, at her home at the age of 87.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 10, at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar.  The funeral service will be recorded and available to view on the Vinje Church website or YouTube.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Divine Hospice.  Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar.


Doris Irene Pattison (Jacobson) was born to Leonard Jacobson and Esther (Balgaard) Jacobson in Dickenson, North Dakota, on October 30, 1932.  She graduated from Elbow Lake High School in 1950.  She married Orvis Pattison on October 6, 1951.  They moved to Willmar, MN in 1959, when they opened the Bowladrome.  In 1962, they opened the Quik Stop, which grew from 1 restaurant to 18.  In 1972, they built the Timbers, a 24-hour restaurant located on the first street. When the Kandi Entertainment Center opened, Doris used her planning and decorating skills to make weddings and banquets a beautiful experience for all involved.

She is survived by her husband Orvis; four sons, Steven (Lynn) of Maple Grove, Jeff (Rita) of Spicer, Keith (Laurie) of Willmar, Mike (Sandi) of Crystal, and one daughter Cheryl (Patrick) of Reston, Virginia; fourteen grandchildren, Brent (Stephanie) of Mankato, Ian of Mound, William (Sarah) of Willmar, Michael (Linze) of Round Rock, TX, Annie (Fernando) of Pasadena, CA, Christina (Jacob) of St. Louis Park, Thomas (Brittany) of Lake Lillian, Benjamin (Christa) of New London, Jonathan of Willmar, Gabriel (Abbey) of Maple Grove, Zachary, Danielle of Crystal, Gamini of Erie, PA, and Samantha of Stanwood, WA; and fourteen great-grandchildren.  Also surviving are two brothers, Dale (Zona) of Morris and Harvey of Westminster, CA; and three sisters, Loraine of Detroit Lakes, Arlene of Virginia, MN, and Caroline (Dwaine) of Fargo, ND, besides other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Richard Jacobson.

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My Sympathy

Mary Louise Wallin Oct 23 2020 12:00 AM

Doris and Orvis built Willmar. I graduated in 1983 from Willmar and spent alot of time at the KEC. Looking back those were some of the best times of my life. Thank you Doris and Orvis

Jack Hoeke Oct 14 2020 12:00 AM

Our heart felt sympathy to all family and friends! A great woman ! God bless!Karl and Susan Kaufman , Justin and Kirsten Kidrowski

Karl and Susan Kaufman , Justin and Kirsten Kidrowski Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. DORIS(MOM)-WILL BE MISSED DEEPLY AS SHE TREATED ME LIKE ONE OF THE FAMILY! -JB-JEFF BREMSETH AND FAMILY