CLARE- Patricia "Pat" R. Martin, 89, of Clare, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Society Center, Manson.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 22nd , at 10:30 AM at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Manson with Rev. Lynn Bruch officiating the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be at St. James Cemetery, Clare. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM with a Catholic Daughters of America Rosary at 3:45 PM, Vigil Prayer Service at 6:00 PM, all at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home in Fort Dodge.
Patricia is survived by her daughters; LuAnn Nunn (Curtis) of Cudahy, WI, Denise McCormick of Des Moines, Rae Shepherd (David) of Seattle, WA, Victoria Trujillo (Tom) of Boise, ID, sons; Joe Martin (Kathy) of Clare and Mark Martin of Des Moines. 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Lucille (Strait) Savage, husband Emmett "Skip" in 2008., granddaughter Heather Crouse, grandson Arrin Lester Martin, siblings Bernard Savage, Dick Savage, Larry Savage, Isabelle Huber, Joan Weber and Sheila Matthison.
Patricia Rae Savage was born on June 22, 1930 in Fort Dodge, IA. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1948. Pat then attended University of San Jose in California where she received her teaching certificate. On June 19, 1954, Pat was united in marriage to Emmett Martin at Corpus Christi Church and the couple later established their home on a farm just outside of Clare. For a short time, Pat taught at a country school. Above all else Pat loved being a mother raising her children and being blessed as a grandmother and great grandmother. She attended and graduated from Drake University in Des Moines. Pat was instrumental in forming the Clare Library, was a 4-H Leader, the former Cooking Editor for "Sheep Magazine" and for awhile served as the substitute Postmaster in Clare. She enjoyed reading, sewing and gardening.
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Pat was a great friend our family. We use to stop and visit on our return from Diane's mother in Minnesota. She and Skip were great mentors and friends to our family. Skip use to call our youngest , Elizabeth, "Little Bit". May she rest in peace.
John & Diane Walsh
So sorry to hear about Pats passing. Losing your Mother is one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to go through. Our sympathy extends to the entire family. God bless!
My deepest sympathy to Pat’s family. I have fond memories of her as a very loving wife and mother.Pat was a very special lady and great fun. In my teen years, I was a babysitter for
LuAnn, Denise, and Joe. They were pretty little then but quite active! My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time. Cherish the memories!
May the wonderful warm, loving and fun time memories help you get through this difficult time. My deepest condolences in the loss of such a wonderful lady. I wish you much love and peace. Love Rosa Crooks
Dear Rae, David, Cole, Jasper and the extended Martin family,
It is never easy to mourn the passing of a parent or grandparent and especially since Pat was the last of her generation. We enjoyed meeting Pat and could see where you, Rae, got your values and resilience from. The world is a better place for having her among us. Please, accept our condolences.
Much love, Mary Ann and Robert
Vicki and family, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. You've shared so many great stories of her over the years. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
I loved Pat and Skip over the years I spent quite a bit of time with them baling hay and doing odds and ends for them. Wonderful people. Sorry to the family for your loss. It is a loss to Clare and myself.
I'm so very sorry Rae and family. I enjoyed taking care of Pat . what a sweetheart she was
So very sorry for your loss..She was such a good friend to us when we moved over to Clare...May the perpetual light shine on her for ever..Prayer to all in her family. Gary &Judy Schumacher and family
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