Patricia Ann Waterman, 70, of East Dubuque, passed away on January 13, 2014, at Manorcare Health Services in Dubuque, of lung cancer. She suffered from chronic pain for almost a year before being diagnosed. Even though she was in pain most days she never let it get her down.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, and her close companion, Ray Leppert.
There will be a celebration of her life on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Labor Temple, 1610 Garfield, Dubuque, Iowa, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Patricia was born on September 1, 1943, to Gladys and Melvin Keeley. Surviving her are three sons, Randy (Charlotte) of East Dubuque, Illinois; Jeffrey (Dawn) of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin; Andrew (Kari) of Farmersburg, Iowa; grandchildren, Amy, Carrie, Jennifer, also Annette, Alex and their mother Ada Waterman; and brothers, Bill (Dixie), Harold (Linda), Chuck (Lynn) and James (Denise).
She was preceded in death by her husband, John, her parents, and two grandchildren, Brian and Ashley.
The family would like to thank Hospice, Manorcare, the Oncology Staffs with Finley Hospital and University of Iowa Clinics.
Memorials can be sent to her son, Randy Waterman, 19503 RT 5 W, East Dubuque, Illinois 61025.