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Patricia Ann Aldrich

Posted September 17, 2014 in Obituaries, Waukee

September 16, 1931 – September 15, 2014

Pat Aldrich

Pat Aldrich

Patricia A. Aldrich, 82, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014, at Legacy Pointe in Waukee. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, September 20, at Iles-Westover Chapel, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Masonic Cemetery in Des Moines.

Pat was born on September 16, 1931, in Des Moines, the daughter of Lloyd and Eulah Waddell, and was a graduate of Roosevelt High School. She was married to John A. Aldrich in 1951. They enjoyed 44 years of marriage until his death in 1995.

Pat worked at Principal Financial Group 40 years, retiring in 1989. She had served on various boards and committees, including 16 years on the Premier Credit Union Board and several years on the Steering Committee of Principal Retirees. She enjoyed people, music, pets, exercising, reading, travel, chocolate, and e-mail.

Survivors include two great-nephews, Bob Zukis of Manhattan Beach, CA, and Steve Zukis of The Woodlands, TX; and one great niece, Kristin Gray of Austin, TX. She is also survived by her husband’s nieces, Carolyn Tripp and Ann Aldrich. Her parents, sister, husband and two nieces preceded in death.

Pat was lucky to have such great friends. Her family would like to thank everyone who helped care for and comfort her over the last several weeks.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. Online condolences will be welcomed at


Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322

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