Patricia Lee Dolecheck was born July 26, 1946, at the Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines to Alden and Agnes (Olsson) Hill. She graduated from Huxley Consolidated High School.
After graduation she married Coy Junior Patterson and to this union two children were born, Kimberly and Tim. Pat and Coy later divorced in 1972. On June 16, 1980, she was united in marriage to Wilfred “Willie” Dolecheck at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They settled in Des Moines before moving to Johnston.
She worked as a Data Entry for the Department of Human Services at the Hoover Building in Des Moines until she retired. Pat enjoyed camping, craft shows with her husband, Willie, spending winters in Donna, Texas, driving the RV while Willie rode in RAGBRAI. In addition, she enjoyed watching the Iowa Cubs games, playing board games and cards.
Pat passed away on Friday, July 23, 2021, at the Spurgeon Manor in Dallas Center. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Kimberly in 1999; husband Willie in 2013; sister Barbara DeJong; brother Donald Hill.
Left to cherish her memory are her son Tim (Maria) Patterson of West Des Moines; six grandchildren Jessica Patterson, Michael Patterson, Jessica Simonson, Cynthia Carlo, Jon Patterson, Nicole Castillo and Daphne Hoerner; twelve great-grandchildren; sister Ann Smith of Marshalltown; brother David Hill of Ames; aunt Pat Olsson of Ames; extended family and friends.
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