Thomas “Pat” Patrick Clemens

Thomas Patrick “Pat” Clemens, 72, passed away suddenly on the anniversary of his mother’s death, April 4, 2017 at his home in Eagan, Minnesota. He also resided in Beaumont, California. He was born in Hibbing on July 26, 1944 to Jack and Millie (Coss) Clemens. He graduated from Hibbing High School and received a B.A. from St. Cloud State in 1968.
In his youth Pat worked as a paper boy for the Hibbing Daily Tribune. He also participated in Soap Box Derby and Golden Gloves.
Pat was a sales representative for Menley James Laboratories (Sea & Ski), Chiquita Banana and Smith Kline Pharmaceuticals. He founded his own company, T.P. Clemens Laboratories Inc., which he later sold.
Pat was involved in the Apple Valley and Eagan school sports community as a coach. He had a weight room in his home that was open to student athletes and he was always available to give the extra help they needed.
He was a loyal friend. Whenever he was in Hibbing, Pat spent time visiting his friends’ parents who were living in the area nursing homes. He had many other loves too – – hot rods, Sunrise Bakery, travel, his mom’s fudge – – to name just a few.
Pat always kept busy right up to the end. He was working in his yard when he died. All who knew him lost a good friend and he will be greatly missed.
He is survived by a daughter Heather Clemens of California; four sisters, Kathy (John) Chuk, Bette Jo (Russ) Cox, Pamela (Rabbit) (Dennis) Elj, Trish (Steve) Raukar; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Millie Clemens.
Pat had a love of animals. He cherished his daughter’s pets- Chiquita, Gertie and Turkey. Memorials can be sent to the Humane Society or American Heart Association in his memory.
A Celebration of Pat’s Life will be held on Friday, April 14th from 2-5p.m. at O’Gara’s Bar & Grill in St. Paul. A private inurnment will be held at a later date.

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