Patricia Marie Schultz, 80, died Sunday, July 31, 2022 at her home in Ely, losing a battle with leukemia. Survivors include her husband, Richard; daughter, Sonja (Kevin) Hadenfeldt of Fairfax; grandson, Dylan (Malinda) Hadenfeldt, of Cedar Rapids; granddaughter, Teal (Martin) Rounds of Cedar Rapids; two great grandchildren, Greyson and Sadie Hadenfeldt; brothers, George (Pat) Engel, of Kansas City and Edward (Marsha) Engel of Ely; sister, Susan Engel of Ely; sister in law, Pam (Al) Gould of Cedar Rapids; brother in law, Gerald (Jean) Schultz of Lincoln, Nebraska, and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymer and Pauline Engel and a son, Eric.
Pat was born May 16, 1942 in Cedar Rapids. She graduated from Prairie High School in 1960. Pat married Richard K. Schultz on December 15, 1962. After Sonja and Eric started school Pat worked as a teacher’s aid for a time at Prairie and also at Younkers and Collins Radio. She loved her flower gardens, cats and just about any other small animals.
She volunteered for many years at Ushers Ferry Pioneer Village and later at Seminole Valley Farm Museum, where she was known as the kolache lady- baking on the wood stove in the summer kitchen.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, August 3 at Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel. A funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 4 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids by Rev. T. Groth. Interment will follow at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made Hall Perrine Cancer Research Fund at Mercy Medical Center in her name.