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Patricia Mary ‘Pat’ Winnike

Feb 17, 2017

Patricia Mary “Pat” Winnike, 86, of the Kensington in Ft. Madison, and formerly of West Point, died on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at the Kensington.

Her body has been deeded to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Friends may call and meet with the family from 2 to 5 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Schmitz Funeral Home, in West Point, where a Daughters of Isabella Rosary will be recited at 2:30 p.m., and a Christian Wake service will be held at 4 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, in West Point, with Rev. Joseph Phung officiating. Following the Memorial Mass, a luncheon will be held at the West Point American Legion. Burial will be at a later date at the Calvary Cemetery, in West Point.

A memorial has been established in her memory for St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in West Point. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.schmitzlfuneralhomes.com. The Schmitz Funeral Home, in West Point, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Winnike was born on July 20, 1930, in Ft. Madison, the daughter of Joseph John and Virgilia (Reuter) Nichting. She graduated from St. James High School. On May 24, 1952, she married James Eugene “Gene” Winnike, at St. James the Less Catholic Church, in St. Paul. He preceded her in death.

She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, in West Point.

She enjoyed playing cards, reading, playing golf and spending time with her family.

Winnike is survived by her two sons, Dan (Sharon) Winnike, of Menlo Park, Calif., and Nick (Glorie) Winnike, of Villa Hills, Ky.; one daughter, Mary (Jim) Ballard, of Decatur, Ala.; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Glorine (Bud) Pieper, of Ft. Madison.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Sylvan Nichting; and two sisters at birth, Mary Ann and Eileen.

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