Patricia Ann Staab, 72, of Remsen, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City.
Patricia was born May 10, 1938, at Sioux City, the daughter of Dale and Alta (Larson) Collins. She was raised and educated in Sioux City, graduating from Leeds High School in 1956. On Oct. 13, 1956, she married Wendell Staab at Vermillion, S.D. They were married 53 years.
Patricia and Wendell owned and operated the Remsen Processing Center from September 1976 until they retired in 2002 and sold the business to their son and his wife to continue the family success.
Patty decided that retirement wasn't for her so she worked for a brief time at Vander Meer Bakery and Hy-Vee both in Le Mars. Upon the opening of the Casey's in Le Mars, Patty worked there from 2003 until June 2010. No one made pizza like Patty.
Wendell died May 15, 2010.
She had a special connection with the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Pick of Perry; three sons, Pete Staab and his wife, Ruth, and Chuck Staab, all of Remsen, and Robert Staab and his wife, Angela of Nixa, Mo.; two granddaughters; seven grandsons; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Peggy Taylor of Sioux City; one brother, Jerry Collins and his wife, Sharon, of South Sioux City, Neb.; one niece and three nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother-in-law Jerry Taylor.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Le Mars, with Pastor Jon Meredith officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. Friday, with a prayer service at 6 p.m., all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument LLC in Remsen. Visitation will resume from 10 a.m. until service time at the church Saturday.
Pallbearers will be her three sons, Pete, Chuck and Bert Staab, and four grandsons, Morrie, Jason and Christopher Marks and Travis Staab.
Honorary bearers will be her granddaughters, Kalee and Emily Staab, grandsons, Cooper, Dalton and Ethan Staab, and great-grandchildren, Kaitlynn, Jordan, Dylan and Trinity Marks and Alyssa Peters.
Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.