Patricia M. Henkelman, 82, of Oxford, died peacefully on Friday, March 9, 2012, surrounded by her family. Funeral Mass was celebrated on March 14 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oxford, with Father Dunn officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to Iowa City Hospice.
Patricia was born on March 16, 1929, to Joseph and Anna Krantz in Panama. She was raised in Harlan. She later met the love of her life, Harold, while they were working at the Bee Factory. They married in 1945. They moved to Oxford in 1959 where they raised their four children.
Patricia was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Oxford, Altar and Rosary Society and the Blue Army. She also initiated the Living Rosary, and was a supporter of Fatima Crusaders. Patricia was a wonderful baker and cook. She will always be remembered for her famous cinnamon rolls, cupcakes and pies.
Survivors include her daughters: Joanne Staton (Mitch Turner), of North Liberty, Therese Schebler (Joseph) of Oxford, sons; Nicholas Henkelman (Debbie Donaldson) of Hedgesville, W.Va., Stephen Henkelman (Gina) Oxford, and “just like a daughter” Patty Villhauer; sisters; Elaine Jacobs of Northwood, Annamae Kramer of Harlan, Cleopha Lawyer (Merle), Harlan. Grandchildren; Scott and Chris Ellis, Danielle Waechter, Catie, Joseph and Michael (Erin) Henkelman, Lisa Cole, and Cris Bulten and Tonya Bulten, Amanda (Ted) Hill, and “just like grandchildren;” Amanda Lynn, Brett, and Megan Seelman; great grandchildren Sean and Grace Ellis and Averi Cole; great-great grandchildren, Jordan Ellis, and a baby great grandson on the way.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers; Urban Walter and Vincent; sisters Ruth and Viola and her best friend Elaine Sedlacek.
Online condolences and memories may be left for the family at www.lensingfuneral.com .