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Patricia L. Van Dyke

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Patricia L. Van Dyke
Davenport
Died on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Visitation:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Sunday, September 24th, 2017
Ridgecrest Village
Services:
None
Cemetery: National Cemetery
Visitation for Pat Van Dyke (95) who died Wednesday, August 23rd, at Crest Health Center, Ridgecrest Village, Davenport, will be Sunday, Sept. 24th, at the Country Kitchen and surrounding area of Oakwood Place in Ridgecrest Village, 4130 Northwest Blvd., Davenport. Friends and family are invited to call from 1 to 2:30 pm to share remembrances of Pat and enjoy ice cream sundaes in her honor.

Patricia Lou Schadt was born February 13, 1922 in Rock Island, IL, daughter of Otto and Mabel (Findlay) Schadt. She was baptized March 31, 1929 and graduated from East Moline HIgh School in 1939. In 1940 she enrolled in the School of Nursing at the State University of Iowa, Iowa City, where she joined the Army Nurses Jr. Corps and met her future husband, Robert E. Van Dyke, in Chemistry class. They were married June 30, 1944 at the home of her parents in Silvis, IL. In 1945 she graduated from the U of IA with a BS degree in nursing, joined the U.S. Cadet Nurses’ Corps, and moved to California to work as a nurse while husband Bob was stationed overseas in Guam and Okinawa. The couple returned to Iowa City in 1950 so Bob could complete his masters degree, after which they moved to Davenport in 1951. There they were longtime members of Edward’s Congregational Church, Davenport, where Pat served in many capacities. Moreover she was a dedicated wife, mother, and homemaker, raising their family of four. She also spent a few years working part time as an RN at (then) St. Luke's hospital, Davenport, in the nursery, as well as a night nurse at Augustana College in Rock Island. Always active, she enjoyed playing tennis, golf, and bridge; biking, hiking, and sailing; sewing, knitting and crocheting; baking, gardening, and traveling. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially reveling in her grandchildren. Her example of love, faithfulness, and commitment to family is her legacy to all.

Pat died Wednesday, August 23rd, of natural causes at Crest Health Center, Ridgecrest Village, Davenport. Survivors include daughters Robin (Mike) Stoessel, Eau Claire, WI, and Judy (Hal) Fiala, Douds, IA; sons Mikel (Wendy) Van Dyke, Davenport, and David Van Dyke, Cambria, CA; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2015, parents, and three siblings. Memorials may be made to the family who will forward them to Friends of Vanderveer (Park) and to the St. Ambrose nursing department.

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