R.I.P. Yvonne Patricia ?Pat? Thune

Senator Thune and his family are in our thoughts and prayers.

In a news release, Thune announced that his mother, Yvonne Patricia ?Pat? Thune, died Wednesday morning. She was 90.

Pat Thune was born in 1921 in Pontiex, Saskatchewan, Canada. She met her husband, Harold Thune, while enrolled at the University of Minnesota. They married in 1943 and settled in Murdo, S.D.

2 Replies to “R.I.P. Yvonne Patricia ?Pat? Thune”

  1. Troy Jones


    Thanks for getting on this. There is a saying to that says essentially the greatness in a man was watered by his mother.

    John Thune has a capacity to love, hug, comfort with a passion we too seldomly see in this world. He knows how to connect with his daughters in a way learned from a mother. He loves his wife as he loved his Mom.

    Pat Thune, I thank you for making your son the man he is.

    My heart, tears, and prayers are with the extended Thune family.

    May the soul of Pat Thune, by the mercy of God, rest in peace.


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