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Patricia R. Harnack - 1967-1987


Posted By: Connie Ellis (email)
Date: 2/20/2011 at 21:30:15

Contributor: Connie Ellis (Not related)

Patricia R. Harnack, age 19, of Postville, Iowa died Sunday, May 31, 1987 in a 1-car accident one mile northwest of Frankville, Iowa in Winneshiek County about 3:50 a.m. She was driving a 1978 Mercury southwest on Winneshiek County Road 4B when it went out of control, skidded off the roadway and rolled several times through the ditch according to the Winneshiek County Sheriff's Department. She was ejected from the vehicle and as it came to rest was pinned underneath. She was taken to the Winneshiek county Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival. She was not wearing a seatbelt.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 3 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville, Iowa with the Rev. Julius L. Peterson officiating, assisted by the Rev. David H. Palm. Burial was in the Postville Cemetery with Schutte Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Casket bearers were were Mark Finley, Shane Kohrs, Kraig Grimes, Merlin Harnack, Milo Harnack, and David Gunderson.

Patty was born October 21, 1967 in Postville, Iowa to Clifford and Donna (Rima) Harnack. She was baptized and confirmed in St. Paul Lutheran Church where she was a member. She was a 1986 graduate of Postville Community Schools where she was a basketball cheerleader. She had been an employee of Iowa Turkey Products in Postville, Iowa.

Preceding her in death were her grandmother Lois Houdek and grandfather Donald Rima.

Surviving are her parents; a brother Thomas Harnack, at home; a half brother Michael Aldredge of Decorah, Iowa; 2 sisters, Mrs. Rick (Renee) Gunderson of Castalia, Iowa and Laurie Harnack of Richland Center, Wisconsin; grandparents Harlan and Frances Harnack of Castalia and Ralph Houdek of Decorah, Iowa; maternal great-grandmother Bertha Iverson of Rock Island, Illinois; a niece, an uncle and three aunts.


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