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Patricia (Doocy) Bernhard 1941-2021


Posted By: Barry R Huntsinger (email)
Date: 2/8/2021 at 07:23:54

Patricia (Pat) Bernhard, daughter of William and Helen (Butterfield) Doocy, was born on February 26, 1941, in rural Swea City, Iowa. Pat passed peacefully on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa, at the age of 79.

A private Family Mass was held Saturday, January 16, 2021 at St. John's Catholic Church in Bancroft, Iowa with burial at St. John's Catholic Cemetery.

Pat is a life-long member of St. Johnís Catholic Church in Bancroft and she received her education from St. John's Catholic School, graduating in 1959.

On June 25, 1959, she was united in marriage with Philip Bernhard at St. John's Catholic Church in Bancroft. Pat and Phil farmed west of town on the Bernhard family farm. Pat started her career in the mid-1980s working at and then managing the North Kossuth Golf Club for 26 years.

Pat was very active in her church and community. She is one of the founders of Club, the Bancroft Rotary, the Bancroft Health Club and the St. Johnís Food Pantry. She was a leader of the Blue & White 4-H Club, a cake decorator, a lector, a potato salad maker, volunteer at the nursing home and at the blood mobile, and President of the St. Johnís Altar Society. She was a traveler with trips all across the United States, to Europe, Australia, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, Florida and cruising in the Caribbean. It seemed that there wasnít anything she couldnít and wouldnít do.

Left to cherish Pat's memory are children, John Bernhard, his wife, Beth, children, Cody, Dillon, Heath, his wife, Taylor, their children Riley and Jettson; Elaine Davis, children, Melissa, her children, Avery, Alaina; Clint; Jim Bernhard, his wife, Cathy and their children, Josh, Katrina and her husband, Todd and their children Elise, Brooke and Alex; Betsy, her husband, Steve Rahe, and stepchildren Jared, wife Ebony, Sydney, Beckett, Maddox; Jaime, husband Mark, children Austin, Dominyk, Oakley; Jake, wife Ann, Lily, Charlotte; Tim Bernhard, his wife, Carole, their children, Jake, wife, Becky, Luke; Kevin Bernhard, wife, Dawn, children, Danielle, Devin, Donna, Dakota; Brian Bernhard, wife, Renee, children, Simon, Nina, Andrew; as well as brother Phil Doocy and sisters Helen Doocy, Mary Nemmers and Sharon Nitz, along with several sisters and brothers-in-law, dozens of nieces and nephews and their families, and countless amazing friends.

Preceding Pat in death are her husband, Phil, her grandson Austin, her parents, mother and father-in-law, Maurice and Ella Bernhard; brothers James Doocy, wife, Joanne; William Doocy, wife, Madeline, daughter Laurie; sister-in-law Jane Doocy; brothers-in-law Gene Nemmers, Roger Nitz, Paul Bernhard, wife, Ersel, children Brenda, Kenneth, Mark Bernhard, William Bernhard, son Greg, and David Bernhard, son Dan.

(Source: Henry-Olson Funeral Home, Estherville, Iowa.)


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