ALGONA – Patricia Ann Berninghaus died November 29, 2011 in Emmetsburg, Iowa. Services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church Algona, Iowa on Saturday, December 3, 2011 beginning at 10:30 A.M. Visitation will be held from 4 7 PM Friday at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona. www.oakcrestfuneralservic-es.comes.com
Patricia Ann Berninghaus was born November 27, 1941, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Herbert and Bessie Ione (Duston) Hedlund. Pat graduated from Algona High School in 1959, and was married to John Berninghaus on August 21, 1960, in Algona. Pat had been a waitress at the Chrome, the Hickory House, had worked with the hot lunch program at school and had been a dietary assistant at Good Samaritan Society, retiring in 1994.
Pat enjoyed watching sports, especially the Chicago Cubs and the Denver Broncos. She played bingo, belonged to two card clubs and enjoyed going to the casino. Her greatest love though was spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona where she was a member of the Ladies Aide.
Pat became a resident of the Emmetsburg Care Center in August, 2011, and died there on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at the age of 70.
Survivors include her husband John of Algona, son Michael of Ft. Dodge, Iowa, son Mark of Emmetsburg, Iowa, daughter Pamela and husband Christopher Radig of Pocahontas, Iowa and daughter Judy and husband Tom Harris of Polk City, Iowa. Also surviving are seven grandchildren Ryan and Alyssa Nichols, Tyler Harris, Alex, Ashley, Jordyn and Autumn Radig, sister Virginia and husband George Baber of Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, brother John Hedlund and wife Lana of Apple Valley, Minnesota, half brothers, Tom Hedlund and wife Jane of Des Moines and Dave Hedlund of Algona as well as step-mother Shirley Hedlund. Pat was preceded in death by her parents.
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