Pat was born on June 24th, 1932 at home in rural Linn Co. She went to school at St. Pat’s in Fairfax. She then went on to public school in Atkins, IA which was during WWII. Pat married in 1954 and had 3 wonderful children, Marykay, Tim, and Diane. She has 8 grandchildren and great grandchildren. Pat was a stay-at-home mom, but sold Avon as a hobby, along with gardening, canning, and freezing a lot of fruits and vegetables. Ask Pat if you need any gardening tips!