Obituary: Patricia Klaassen

Patricia A. ?Pat? Klaassen, 75, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, at Asbury Park Greenhouses.

Pat Klaassen
Pat Klaassen

She was born March 10, 1940. in Champaign, Ill., to William F. and Edith (Hildebrand) Perkins. She retired from the USD 373 Latchkey program and also worked at the former Wilson?s Drug Store as a delivery driver. Pat had a love of children and was a people person. She enjoyed ?porch sitting? and interacting with her neighbors. She could be found relaxing watching old western movies and her favorite TV shows. Her family was important to her, and she greatly looked forward to spending time with her loving family and friends.

Pat is survived by her daughter Michelle D. Burns-Hamm of Newton, granddaughter Kay Hamm of Newton and one sister Velma Habiger of Crestwood, Ky.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Delores Adams.

A gathering and visitation with the family will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton. Private family inurnment will be at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to Asbury Park or Good Shepherd Hospice in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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