Patricia Klassen Tindall


patricia.k.tPatricia “Pat” Klassen Tindall died Dec. 9, 2008. She was born Feb. 28, 1932 in Salamanca, New York to Russell and Victoria Moore. Pat made a decision to follow Christ as Saviour at an early age, and desired to devote her life to missionary work. She graduated from Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn. in 1953, then went to seminary where she met John Klassen whom she married Dec. 26, 1956. In 1959, they began 37 years of missionary work in Curitiba, Brazil, with the MB Board of Missions. Pat taught at the Bible school, served as librarian, did church planting, led women’s Bible studies, was Sunday school superintendent, and planned Vacation Bible Schools. She had the gift of hospitality. In 1995, Pat and John retired to Abbotsford, B.C., where they became involved in a Chinese MB church in Vancouver. John died in May 2001. After much prayer and with encouragement from mutual friends, Pat moved to Fresno to marry George Tindall on Nov. 26, 2005. Pat was positive and hopeful during her three-and-a-half years of cancer treatment. Predeceased by John and all her siblings; Pat is mourned by George; children Vickie (Ezequiel Pessoa), Nancy, John “Bud” (Cleide), Sue (Johann Zimmermann); 8 grandchildren. The memorial service was Dec. 13 at North Fresno MB Church. Interment was Dec. 16, 2008, in Abbotsford, B.C.

  • Birth: February 28, 1932
  • Birthplace:
    Salamanca, New York
  • Death: December 9, 2008

  • Parents:
    Russell and Victoria Moore
  • Married:
    John Klassen, Dec. 26, 1956; George Tindall, Nov. 26, 2005
  • Family:
    Children Vickie (Ezequiel Pessoa), Nancy, John “Bud” (Cleide), Sue (Johann Zimmermann); 8 grandchildren