Patricia A. Shea “Pat” was born on August 4, 1940, daughter of Glen and Mary (Stence) Probert on the family farm near Wadena, Iowa. Pat grew up in the area and graduated from Volga High School in 1957. She continued her education at Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids. After graduating, Pat spent a year interning at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids, then moved to Oelwein where she worked as a Lab Technician at Mercy Hospital until she retired in 2000. On October 8, 1960, Pat was united in marriage with Daniel Shea in Volga, Iowa.
Pat was a very active lady, she loved to dance, work, crossword puzzles, help out at Sacred Heart and Wings Park school with the children, Meals on Wheels , Oelwein Care Center, Relay for Life and many many more volunteer jobs. Pat was one not to say no to anyone. Pat was a friend to all. She loved her family very much and her friends as well. Everyone will always have a special place in their heart for Pat, she will dearly be missed.
Pat is survived by her children, Dan (Kathy) Shea of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Sandy (Chris) Ries of Edgewood, Iowa and Bobby (Missy) Shea of Cedar Rapids; six grandchildren, Jamie Shea, Danielle Shea, Amie (Brett) Hunter, Matt Hamann, Morgan Shea and Dustin Shea; four step-grandchildren, Caryn Fry, Colleen Ries, Nathan Ries and Natalie Ries; five sisters, Kathleen (Jack) Lantaff of Lovell, Wyoming, Martha (Clark) Burgin of Oelwein, Glenda (Gary) Wytaske of Hastings, MN, Teresa Kocourek of Hopkins, MN and Cindy (Duke) Luther of Brooklyn Park, MN; and Many Nieces and Nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan (May 1982); her daughter, Sherry Hamann (November 2000); her sister, Mary Ellen; her parents; and her special friend Bill Murphy.
VISITATION: 3-7 PM on Wednesday, June20 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein. Rosary service at 4 PM, and Scripture Service at 6:30 PM
FUNERAL: 11 AM on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein.