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.
Sorry to hear of the whole families loss I believe he was loved by many. From friends of Art & Cheryl.
Galen & Jan Eckland
So sorry to hear of Pat's passing.
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.
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.
Worked together at the Iowa State Penitentiary. We will all miss him many prayers to family. Always a smile - will miss him...
I am so very sorry for your loss.
Worked with Pat at S-G. Good friend and Union member. RIP Pat.
The 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!
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.
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