In Memory Of

Coisman, Patricia who passed away on 2/17/2013 at the age of 89

Patricia A. Coisman, 89, of Rapid City, passed away at her home on Sunday, February 17, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on April 3, 1923 in Wolsey, SD to John and Elizabeth (McConville) Hagedorn. Patricia graduated from high school in Huron and then attended nurses training in Mitchell, SD. Upon graduating from nursing school as a registered nurse, she enlisted in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was commissioned as an Ensign. She was stationed at naval hospitals in Oakland and San Francisco, CA where she cared for returning combat soldiers. After the war she met and married another returning soldier, Carol Brandrup, together they had four children before his passing in 1954. Later she married Raymond Denton and they had two sons. She worked many years as a nurse at the rehab hospital in Rapid City and also as a nurse in Alaska.

She loved to travel and returned several times on vacation to Alaska. She spent many years in Arizona before returning to Rapid City in 2006. Patricia enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with her family in the Black Hills.

She is survived by three sons, Howard Brandrup, Brian (Lianne) Brandrup, and Brice (Ruth) Denton, all of Rapid City; two daughters, Janelle (Jim) Anderson of Rapid City and Karla Antijunti of Phoenix, AZ; four granddaughters, six grandsons, 20 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, brother Rodney, son Mark Denton and grandson Justin Anderson.

She was the BEST mother and grandmother anyone could wish for, she was very caring and giving, and will be truly missed. Sleep with the angels Grandma Pat!

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 5 pm to 7 pm at Kirk Funeral Home and 1 hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral hme. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Kirk Funeral Home with Rev. Herb Cleveland officiating. Internment with military honors by TREA Chapter 29 of Rapid City will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.