Patricia F. (McNickle) Anibal, 98, was born Aug. 6, 1924, to Mabel (Willmert) and Morrow McNickle. She attended Lauderdale School and Marshall High School, Minneapolis.
After graduation, Patricia enlisted in the U.S. Army and was one of two women in her class at the army signal corps radio school. She became a radio mechanic and inspected radios for the army.
She also became a crew member for Air Transport Command, earning her silver Air Crew Member Wings of which she was immensely proud.
After her service, Patricia attended Macalester College and the University of Minnesota, graduating as a registered dental hygienist (RDH). Patricia worked for the U.S. Public Health Service Fluoride Demonstration Team in Louisiana and Michigan. She continued working as a dental hygienist throughout her life.
Patricia married John Warner Anibal July 7, 1951, in Minneapolis. She loved sharing her interests: sewing, reading, cooking, skiing, traveling, ballroom dancing and square dancing.
She was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by her children: Barbara Anibal-Turgeon (Gary), James Anibal, Robert Anibal (Kim Leiter); and three grandchildren.
Patricia will be interred with honors at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.