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Patricia Grabau


Posted By: Pat Frette (email)
Date: 1/30/2009 at 06:05:59

Patricia Grabau, age 55, of 203-17th Street, died October 27, 2008, at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be Friday, October 31, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. at the Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall with Rev. Cory Stout officiating. Graveside services and burial will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Palo Alto Cemetery in Newton.
Patricia was born on June 28, 1953, in Newton, the daughter of Archie Jr. and Joan (Nichols) Carson. She graduated from Newton High School in 1971. Patricia attended Central College in Pella for two years transferring to Iowa State University where she graduated in 1975 with a degree in textiles and merchandising. On May 31, 1975, she married Forrest Grabau in Newton. Patricia worked at Iowa State University, first as a clerk for Dairy Sciences in Kildee Hall and then as a dispatcher for Transportation Services. She retired in 1999 due to a disability. Patricia enjoyed sewing, collecting old dolls, watching movies and soap operas, and taking care of her dogs. She also enjoyed attending Rendezvous with her husband. They belonged to the Beaver Creek Plainsmen, Inc. Rifle, and the Bluff Creek Long Rifles. Patricia had a collection of cast iron cookery which she used on Rendezvous and at home.
She was preceded in death by her father, grandparents, and two brothers, Ron and Steve Carson. Patricia is survived by her husband, Forrest of Boone; her mother Joan Carson, a sister-in-law Vickie Carson and two nephews, Matt and Greg Carson all of Newton; and her mother-in-law Addie Grabau of Boone.
Friends may call at the Schroeder Memorial Chapel on Thursday from noon until 8:00 p.m. where the family will be present from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. Visitation continues Friday at the chapel from 8 a.m. until service time.
Memorials may be given to the family to be used at their discretion.
Online condolences and a guestbook are available at www.schroedermemorialchapel.com. Boone News Republican


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