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.
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.