Patricia Ann Partusch

Patricia Ann Partusch

July 15, 1933 – October 15, 2020

 

Preceded in death by husband, Ed; son-in-law, Tom Butcher; grandson, Todd Partusch.  Survived by children: Leonard (Diane), Dave, Steve (Cathy), Ann Butcher, Russ, Chris, Gary (Jamie), and Susie Butcher (Robert); 18 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.

VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Monday, October 19th from 5pm to 7pm at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 4804 Grover St., followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  Private Family MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Tuesday, October 20th at 10am at church.  Interment: Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Thomas More Catholic Church.

To view live broadcasts of the Vigil Service and Mass, go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Service” button on the home page.

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Pat was born on July 15, 1933 to James and Nancy McIntyre in Omaha, NE. She was one of 15 children: Millie, Gert, Mary, Bud, Lil, Charlotte, Jim, Frankie (died in infancy), Bess, Pauline, Squeek, Rosie, Fran, Pat, Donald (died in infancy). She’s the “Last of the Mohicans.”

She lost her mom at age 10 and was raised with the help of her sisters. She was baptized at St. Pat’s in 1945, where she had her First Communion. She attended South High School and married her high school sweetheart “Fast Eddie” on February 16, 1952 at the age of 18. One year later, the babies started coming: Len (Diane), Dave, Steve (Cathy), Ann (Tom) Butcher, Russ, Chris, Gary (Jamie), Susie (Rob) Butcher. They lived down on 38th and E until they ended up on 48th Avenue in 1961. Mom and Dad worked hard to raise eight, rowdy kids. For the next few decades, Mom spent her days and nights cooking, cleaning, raising babies and making many trips to the ER.

Through the years, the family enjoyed large family gatherings and camping with aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins. In 1976, Mom and Dad purchased “The Cabin” in Fremont, NE. For many years to come it was the place to be for family, friends and lots of dogs! Good times were had by all with the “old aunties” singing songs around the campfire and endless stories.  Remember “Pete and Repeat?” Once again, Mom took care of everyone and made sure “everyone had a bed and a pillow!”

Over the years, their family grew with 18 grandkids and eight great-grandkids. Mom and Dad thoroughly enjoyed attending as many of the grandkids’ activities as they could. Family holidays overflowed with family, food, and fun.

In 2005, Mom lost her soulmate. She filled her time loving her kids and grandkids, as she always did. She battled Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, but she never lost her faith. She awaited her reunion with Dad. Fifteen years later, on October 15, 2020, Mom peacefully slipped away and joined Dad in heaven.

 

 

10 Comments

  • Joe McIntyre Posted October 18, 2020 8:56 am

    I have not seen Pat for a long time. But I do remember her at many family gatherings. I’ve always thought of her as one sweet lady.
    My condolences.

  • jennifer Stephenson Posted October 18, 2020 10:32 am

    Susie your mom was amazing! I loved watching her with you and the kids and I’m so glad you got to spend those last days with her and that she is now reunited with your dad. Many blessings of peace to you and all your family !

  • Andrea and Wolfgang also Marianne and Richard Posted October 18, 2020 11:05 am

    Many of blessings to the whole family. Our thoughts are with you.

  • Daniel Nelson Posted October 18, 2020 11:34 am

    Beautiful Eulogy. “The Cabin” was the true epitome of friends and family. Pat (and Ed) always made everyone feel welcome and worked so hard to ensure everyone felt right at home. I can see the reunion with Ed and her siblings now- beer, homemade runzas, and plenty of laughter.

  • Chris & Tim Garlock Posted October 18, 2020 12:02 pm

    Susie & family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom sounds like she was a pretty amazing woman. I’m grateful you had here for all these years. Rest easy, knowing she’s in peace and back with her high school sweetheart—her soulmate…always and forever ❤️

  • Stephen Abraham Posted October 18, 2020 12:37 pm

    Dave,I’m sorry for your loss. Know I’m thinking of you and your family.

  • Vi Peterson Posted October 18, 2020 1:19 pm

    So sorry for your lost. Thinking of you at this sad time

  • Fred LaPuzza Posted October 18, 2020 7:49 pm

    I am thankful to my aunt Pat/Godmother for the fun times, great food and memories. May God send his angels to carry her into heaven and into the loving arms of our God.

  • Paul & Trudie Nelsen Posted October 19, 2020 8:13 pm

    We were so sorry to hear of your mom’s death.. Even though we have lost touch over the years, I still have many memories of our times together.from babysitting for all of you to birthdays, Christmas holidays, picnics and more.. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May she and my brother rest in peace.

  • Mike and Patricia Brady Posted October 21, 2020 7:01 pm

    What a beautiful story she has. She was a kind woman. Susie and Rob, so glad you could care for her in her later years. Praying for you and the family in your loss.

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