Patricia Jean Matson Dinsen passed away May 10, 2017, following a sudden illness. Patricia was born on March 23, 1948, to Leland and Esther Matson, and graduated from Preston-Fountain High School in 1967. In 1970 she married David Thiede in Preston; they were later divorced. She married Harry Dinsen on August 10, 1974. She served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany, where she met her husband, Harry. She spent her life as an Army wife until her husband retired. They lived in Germany, Texas, Kansas and Colorado. She is survived by her husband Harry and one son, Edward of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one brother, Keith Matson (Jan) of Riverton, Minn., and five sisters: Linda (Vance) Knutson of Elkader, Iowa, Carol (Dale) Hanson of Saint Charles, Minn., Bonnie Matson of Minneapolis, Gloria Matson of La Crosse, Wis., and Lisa Matson of Harmony, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Keith Lynn Dinsen; her parents, and one brother. She was cremated and a private family Celebration of Life was held on May 13, 2017, in La Crosse. The family requests memorials be sent to NAMI or the American Cancer Society.