John Passman

John Patrick Passman age 49, of Malden, MA, died on September 18, 2014. John was a 1995 graduate of the University of MN with the degree of Bachelor of Science with distinction. He was employed by Consolidated Paper, Inc. as a Process Engineer and Environmental Manager at Stevens Point, WI. He moved to Fargo, MN and began graduate studies as a Ph.D. Fellow at North Dakota State University. Unfortunately, illness caused a disability and he was unable to continue. John is survived by his life partner, Ellen Cline, mother, Patricia Jensen (William Coleman), sons Jacob Passman-Smith (Lauren) and Jeremy Passman (Olivia) and granddaughters Carina, Aurora, Sovann, sister Mona Passman, brother Richard Passman , half brother James Passman, half sister Beth Holine (Anders), step sister Carey Coleman and many wonderful aunts, uncles and cousins. We will remember that his life’s goal was to have a significant impact on the future of mankind. He possessed a love of family, keen intellect, and sense of humor. His battle against disability and illness was fought bravely and he will be greatly missed by all of us who were blessed by his time with us. Memorial contributions can be made to the Barbara Schneider Foundation, 2419 Nicollet Ave. S., Mpls, MN 55404. Private family services to be held in Missouri.


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  1. Carol Collins on October 2, 2014 at 1:11 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Pat and all your family and friends . May God grant you all peace and understanding. All my love, Carol

  2. Joyce Bonafield-Pierce on October 9, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Lewie and I send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family for support, love, healing and peace. We’re with you in spirit.

  3. Mark Anderson on October 9, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    John will live on in our University of St Thomas Mental Health Policy Conferences. He inspired his mom to start this conference series from scratch and he spoke long distance at the first conferences. All of us involved in these conferences will miss John. We will keep his memory close to our hearts.

  4. Barb Bergseth on October 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Thinking of you and your family Pat and wishing you peace.

  5. Patrice Vick on October 10, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Pat, so sorry to read this news.
    Peace to you and all of your family.

  6. Artika Tyner on October 13, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Dear Pat,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Bob Brown on October 14, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Pat, you and John really were a team that made our mental health conferences succeed. He will continue to lead us through the memories he left with us. Because of his impact we should consider naming our future mental health conferences as the John Passman series.

  8. Samali Mutazindwa on October 17, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    My Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. May God give you strength through this tough time. Sam

  9. Caroline Gilmore on October 19, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    John has been through so much, I pray he is now at peace.
    Love and prayers to all of you.

  10. Mom on October 26, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    John: I miss you so much. Rest in peace my son. Love, Mom

  11. Ben Hohman on October 31, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    I lost touch with John after I graduated with him from the University of Minnesota. But I remember his smile, laughter and constant joking. He and Mike and I went fishing overnight on the Mississippi River. Some of us failed to get a license and at two in the morning this big light starts searching the water. John had us convinced they were coming for us and he has going to lose his vehicle and boat. It turned out to be a tug running a barge up the river. We laughed so hard once we found out.

    I am saddened to learn of his passing.


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