Patricia Ann “TC” Buckentine


Patricia A. “TC” Buckentine, 90, of Elrosa, passed away March 16, 2024, at St. Benedict Court in St. Cloud.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. April 13, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa with the Rev. Joseph Korf officiating. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. April 12 and 10-11 a.m. April 13 at the church in Elrosa.

Patricia Ann O’Brien was born July 14, 1933, in Arlington, to William and Mary (Myers) O’Brien. She graduated from Arlington High School in 1951. Her proudest achievement was being selected as the representative of her high school for Girls State. She was united in marriage to Willard Buckentine June 13, 1959, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Arlington. The couple moved to Elrosa and took over Willard’s family bar, which was named “Bill’s Bar.” In 1971, the couple built Bucky’s Bar where it is located today.

She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa and the Christian Mothers. TC enjoyed traveling, which included fishing trips, going to concerts and other sporting events and taking an occasional trip to the casino. TC also enjoyed gardening, shopping and playing cards.

Survivors include her children James (Diane) Buckentine of Avon, Barbara (David) Knafla of St. Cloud, Sheila (Steve) Saatzer of Richville, Joe (Linda) Buckentine of St. Cloud, Sally Imdieke of St. Cloud, John (Laurie) Buckentine of Edina, Mary (Chris Hanauska) Buckentine of Rogers, Bill (Jennifer) Buckentine of St. Cloud and Mike (Heidi) Buckentine of Elrosa; 24 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law Yvonne O’Brien of Winthrop and Barbara O’Brien of Arlington.

TC was preceded in death by her husband Willard Buckentine on May 10, 1999; parents; infant daughter Sarah Buckentine; grandson Zachary Buckentine; brothers Michael (Mona) O’Brien, Bill (Dorothy) O’Brien, Jim (Kathy) O’Brien, Francis (Marlys) O’Brien and Patrick O’Brien; sister Mary (Patrick) Reeves; son-in-law Tim Imdieke; and brother-in-law Pete (LaVonne) Buckentine.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral and Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.