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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, IA. 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, TX and 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.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday July 31, 2021 at the United Church of Diagonal in Diagonal, IA.
Officiating will be Rev. Terry Roberts.
Special song will be “Amazing Grace”.
Active casketbearers will be Tim Patterson, Jon Patterson, Michael Patterson, Chris Carlo and Daphne Hoerner.
At rest at the Bohemian Cemetery in Diagonal, IA.

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