Patricia Jo “Pat” Marsnik, 72 of Ely passed away on December 30th, 2021 as a result of a tragic car accident near Ely.
She was born on February 18, 1949 in Austin, MN to Robert and H. Elyce (Swatosh) Baier. She and her family relocated to Ely, MN at the end of her senior year in 1967, in which she graduated from Austin High School but went through the commencement ceremony at Ely Memorial High School. She married Ray Marsnik on December 30th, 1982 and moved to Biwabik, MN; where she loved her job working with the handicapped students at Bray Elementary school. After Ray retired, they moved back to Ely where she worked at Zup’s grocery store and then for the United States Forest Service, retiring in 2014.
Pat never met a stranger. She loved meeting people, hearing their stories, and sharing stories of her family. She always had a smile and a hug to give.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years Raymond Marsnik; her children Trish (Barry) Weisinger of Ely, John (Heather) Scufsa of Inver Grove Heights, MN; her grandchildren Emily (Dan) Forsman of Ely, Stephen Weisinger of Ely, Addison Scufsa, Bekkah Scufsa, and Rachael Scufsa all of Inver Grove Heights. She was eager to become a great-grandma to Baby Forsman (due 03/02/22). Sisters Beth (Don) Petersen of Austin, MN, Barb (Steve) Fultz of Babbitt, MN, brother Robert Baier Jr of Ely and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Her sister-in-law’s Ruth Mahin of Oregon, Lori (Charlie) McNulty of Ely, Jeanette McManus of Arkansas, and Luanne Kuzma of Indiana.
She is proceeded in death by her parents, sister-in-law Sherry Baier, and nephew-in-law John Huntbatch. Her in-laws George and Mary (Kuzma) Marsnik; brother and sister-in-law’s, Marie, Frances, Leo, Donald, George, Albert, Leonard, Bernard, and Annette.
A funeral service will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.
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