Mrs. Patricia Ann (Camp) Holsteen was welcomed home by her Savior, Jesus Christ, and reunited with her beloved husband, Verle Everett Holsteen, on March 20, 2020.
Patricia (Patti) was born June 3, 1932, in Cortland, NY, to Jacob and Dorothy (Blanding) Camp — the oldest of their three children. Patti graduated in 1950 from Cortland High School, having become an accomplished musician, playing piano, trumpet, violin, viola, and organ. She graduated from West Suburban Hospital as a registered nurse in 1953.
Patti and Verle Holsteen were married on August 21, 1955 in Cortland, New York. As Verle began preparing for and serving in full-time ministry, Patti continued her service as a nurse in a wide range of practice settings, including a general medical/surgical floor of Lankenau Hospital in the Philedelphia metro area; the lab school on the State University of New York campus of Cobleskill, NY; the newborn nursery of Memorial Hospital in North Platte, Nebraska; obstetrics and newborn nursery for the Salvation Army Booth Memorial Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska; employment nurse for Bergen Mercy Hospital in Omaha; and the in-patient drug and alcohol treatment unit of Immanuel Hospital.
In addition to her professional career, Patti was Verle’s partner in various roles within the churches he served. Together with members of the First Baptist Church of North Platte and community members, Verle and Patti were instrumental in establishing First Baptist Day Care Center. They later became direct distributors for Amway, through which they met and mentored numerous friends, expanded their opportunities for generous giving, and traveled extensively into their 70’s.
Patti Holsteen was preceded in death by her husband, Verle, her parents, and sister, Jean (Camp) Lindholm. Patti is survived by daughter Faith (Mark) Loretto, and sons Stephen (Jane) Holsteen and David (Kerrin) Holsteen; grandchildren Ben (Anna) Holsteen, Sarah Jane Holsteen, Michael Loretto (Sarah Williams), Adam (Beth) Loretto, Jake (Julie) Holsteen, and Kate (Justin) Layden; and great-grandchildren Esther Holsteen, Jude Holsteen, Amelia Loretto, Eleanor Loretto, and James Layden, as well as her brother, David (Joyce) Camp, sister-in-laws Bernita Holsteen, Muriel Holsteen, and Lucy Lindholm, and brothers-in-law Donald Lindholm and Harold Street.
A private visitation and service will be held at O’Connell Family Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 25, preceding internment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. A worship service and celebration of Patti’s life will be held at a later date to be determined when gatherings are permitted. Memorials may be made to the Christian Community Homes and Services Foundation.