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Patrick L. Vradenburg
September 12, 1952 - October 2, 2017

Patrick L. Vradenburg

Patrick L. Vradenburg
Sep 12, 1952 - Oct 2, 2017

Patrick L. Vradenburg
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Patrick Leroy Vradenburg, 65, of Keokuk, passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, October 2, 2017, at his home.

Pat was born on September 12, 1952, in Keokuk, Iowa, the son of Francis Eugene and Darlene Daggs Vradenburg. On September 1, 1973, he was united in marriage to Melodie Rowlette in Keokuk. She survives. A resident of Keokuk for many years, Pat was employed by Sheller-Globe and later with the State of Iowa as a corrections officer. He was a member of the Protestant faith.

Pat's family always came first and he always did things for others before himself. He enjoyed following the Iowa Hawkeyes, especially football. He enjoyed gardening and the holidays, especially decorating. Pat loved his granddaughters. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and reading western themed books.

Pat is survived by his wife, Melodie Vradenburg of Keokuk; three children, Danielle (William) Boring of Keokuk, Joshua (Lori) Vradenburg of Warsaw, IL, and Desiree Vradenburg of Keokuk; five granddaughters, Caitlyn Vradenburg, Breanne Vradenburg, Gabrielle Boring, Olivia Vradenburg and Ava Vradenburg; brother, Arthur Eugene (Cheryl) Vradenburg of Keokuk, and sister Lydia Sue (Randy) Crowell of Carthage, IL.; aunts, Leora Vance and Marylin Lile, mother-in-law, Evalee Rowlette; sister-in-law Pat Vradenburg; three nephews, Brian (April) Vradenburg, Seth Vradenburg, and Adam Vradenburg and niece Susan Atterberg.

Pat was preceded in death by his parents; sister Nancy in infancy; grandparents; father-in-law Richard Rowlett; sister-in-law Gretchen Rowlette, uncle Everett Lile and aunt and uncle Velma and George Jones.

A gathering to celebrate his life will be from 5:00 to 7:00 Friday, October 6, 2017 at DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Center at 917 Blondeau Street. No service is planned.

Memorials have been established.

Jan Eckland on Oct 6, 2017

Sorry to hear of the whole families loss I believe he was loved by many. From friends of Art & Cheryl.
Galen & Jan Eckland

Dennis on Oct 4, 2017

So sorry to hear of Pat's passing.

Diana Killoren on Oct 4, 2017

So sorry to hear of Pat's passing. Worked with him at ISP. Learned early on to NEVER drink his coffee! But he was guaranteed to make your night pass quickly; always ready with a great story.

Diana Dunlap Coovert on Oct 4, 2017

So very sorry for your loss, what a very kind hearted person, always took time when we ran into one another to ask how life was going, Melodie many great memories with you and your family, God bless all of you at this time, peace and love for all.

Wade Erickson on Oct 4, 2017

Worked together at the Iowa State Penitentiary. We will all miss him many prayers to family. Always a smile - will miss him...

Julie Reardon on Oct 4, 2017

CandleI am so very sorry for your loss.

Jerry Kearns on Oct 3, 2017

CandleWorked with Pat at S-G. Good friend and Union member. RIP Pat.

Marci Dresden Skinner on Oct 3, 2017

CandleThe years that I spent in the Vradenburg home during my high school years were some of the best of my life. Onery was often the word of the day but I always felt love in that home....Pat will be missed by many but I know how happy heaven is to see him!

Mike Byrne on Oct 3, 2017

I knew Pat many years ago when we were teenagers.I'm sorry to hear of his passing.I send my deepest and most sincere condolences to his family.R.I.P.,Pat.

DeJong-Greaves on Oct 3, 2017

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