Helen Lucille Patrick


Helen Lucille Patrick, 82 of Elkader, Iowa passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Central Community Hospital, Elkader. A wake was held at Peace United Church of Christ, Elkader, Iowa on Thursday July 25, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by a Celebration of Life service at 11.

Helen is survived by her two sons Edmund (Melissa) Patrick and Harlann (Joyce) Patrick of Elkader and Mrs. Gary (Joyce) Edwards Patrick of Jacksonville Beach, FL; grandchildren, Heather Patrick, Benjamin Patrick, Christi Edwards and David Hemby.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, and stepfather Hank Asmus, her husband, Earl Patrick, son, Gary Earl Patrick and brothers Edmund JR and Donald Lauer.

Helen was born November 29, 1930 to Edmund and Bena (Fecht) Lauer in Waterloo, Iowa. Helen married her husband Earl Patrick on July 25, 1948, at the Bethel Presbyterian Church in West Union, Iowa. For 39 years, Helen owned and operated Patrick’s Tavern and Cafe with her late husband, Earl. She also worked 15 years for Rise Incorporated in Elkader, Iowa. 

Helen was a member of Proteus Study Club and a Sunday school teacher at Peace United Church of Christ. Helen loved her children, grandchildren, gardening, crafts, sewing and her cats. She was a very loving lady with a big heart and will be missed.

Online condolences may be left at www.iowacremation.com under obituaries.

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