February 7, 1931 – August 10, 2013
Patrick R. Coady, 82, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2013, at Methodist West Hospital. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 14, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Waukee with burial to follow at McDivitt Grove Cemetery in Urbandale.
Pat was born in Chicago, raised in Melrose, Iowa and served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He married Doris Slaughter on September 22, 1955, and they made their home on an acreage in Urbandale where they raised their 6 children. Pat worked at the Des Moines Art Center for over thirty years while raising livestock on his acreage, retiring in 1993 to farm row crops in rural Urbandale. He enjoyed wintering in Arizona after retirement.
Pat is survived by his children, Linda (Wendell) Muilenburg of West Des Moines, Glenn (Debbie) Coady of Des Moines, Janet DeBartolo of Omaha, NE, Richard (Juli) Coady of Fountain Hills, AZ, Robert (Cordy) Coady of Parker, CO and Mark (Becky) Coady of Urbandale; his partner, Adeline Downey of Waukee; his siblings, Eileen Spencer of Albia, Jack (Ann) Coady of Solon, Robert (Doris) Coady of Des Moines, Pierce (Charlene) Coady of West Des Moines, Larry (Sandy) Coady of Des Moines and Donna (Tony) Humeston of Albia; 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Catherine Coady, his wife Doris Coady, and his siblings, Dorothy Ann Coady, Mary Kruzic and Bill Coady.
The family will receive friends and family from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday at St. Boniface Catholic Church where a vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Boniface Catholic Church or the Des Moines Art Center. Online condolences will be received at IlesCares.com.
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