Patrick Leo McDermott, 81, of Epworth, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Unity Point Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa.
Visitation for Patrick will be held from 2 to 7 p.m., Sunday, November 24, 2019 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Epworth, Iowa, where a prayer service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held after 11:30 a.m. on Monday, November 25, 2019 at the funeral home in Epworth.
Mass of Christian Burial for Pat will be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, November 25, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Epworth, Iowa, with Rev. Michael Schueller Presiding and Rev. Joseph McDermott S.V.D. Burial will be held in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Epworth, Iowa.
He was born May 24, 1938 in Placid, Iowa, son of Vincent and Mary (Horsfield) McDermott. He received his education from the Placid Grade School and Epworth High School. On May 30, 1959 he was united in marriage to Helen Oberfoell at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Epworth, Iowa. Pat worked at the Dubuque Pack for ten years. He was also employed at John Deere Dubuque Works until his retirement in 1994. Pat loved to farm, go coyote hunting and watch the Chicago Cubs.
He was a member of the St. Patrick’s Parish in Epworth, and the Farley Knights of Columbus Council #2001.
He is survived by his wife, Helen McDermott of Epworth, IA; seven children, Barry McDermott and Mindi McDermott both of Epworth, Roger McDermott of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Paul (Nancy Goebel) McDermott of Springville, Marci (Greg) Wertzberger of Hiawatha, Ross (Tammy) McDermott of Cedar Falls, Jamie (Kathy) McDermott of Urbandale; 12 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; three siblings, Mary Lou Kramer of Epworth, Lucille (William) Re of Cinncinnati, OH and Darlene King of Canton, IL; three sisters-in-law, Ileen Domas of Montclair, CA, Verna (Dorrance) McDermott and Jean Oberfoell both of Epworth; and two brothers-in-law, Leo “Mike” Oberfoell of Liberty, MO and Jim Brady of Dewitt, IA.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ralph McDermott; three sisters-in-law, Ione (Chuck) Engler Patti Brady and Phyllis Oberfoell; and five brothers-in-law, Milton (Irene) Oberfoell, Francis “Ducky” Oberfoell, Fred Kramer, William Domas, and Gary King,
The family would like to thank all the Doctors and Nurses that cared for Pat over the years.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com
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