OBITUARY

Patricia C. Heemstra

January 7, 1928March 15, 2018
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Patricia (Pat) C. Heemstra, 90, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Woodview Assisted Living. Born January 7, 1928, in Oak Hill, WV and raised in Fayetteville, WV, she graduated from Purdue University with a dietetics degree in 1949. She married a fellow Purdue graduate, Ted Heemstra in 1950. Together they traveled the world: South America (Brazil, Gianna, Peru), Easter Island, Pitcairn, South Sea Islands, India and Mexico.

Pat had many careers: hospital dietician, real estate broker, real estate specialist for the Community Development and Planning Department for the City of Fort Wayne and, in New York, host of her television cooking show. She enjoyed acting in local theater and continued her social activism all her life. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and active in First Presbyterian Church in Ft. Wayne.

Pat is preceded in death by Ted, her parents (Mae & Nick Crouse), sons Herbert and Kenneth (KC). She is survived by her sons, Tom of Fayetteville, WV and Bill (Sarah) of Chapel Hill, NC, six grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

The Celebration of Life Ceremony will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, 420 West Wayne Street, with visitation from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to firstpresfortwayne.org and ACRESLandTrust.org.

  • FAMILY

  • Tom Heemstra, Son
  • Bill (Sarah) Heemstra, Son
  • Ted Heemstra, Husband
  • Nick Crouse, Father
  • Mae Crouse, Mother
  • Herbert Heemstra, Son
  • Kenneth Heemstra, Son
  • Mrs. Heemstra also leaves to cherish her memory six grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Services

  • Memorial Gathering Wednesday, March 21, 2018
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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Patricia C. Heemstra

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Lois maple

March 21, 2018

We met Pat several years ago through 1st Presbyterian members, Pat was a funny , feisty woman who spoke her mind,we all enjoyed that about her, she will be missed she brought enlightenment( hers) & fun to all. RIP Lois & Cort Maple

becky maloney

March 20, 2018

I MET PAT LAST YEAR,SHE WAS INTRODUCED TO ME BY LOUIS AND TERESA AND OTHER FRIENDS OF HERS.I FOUND HER TO BE A VERY QUICK WITTED AND INTELLIGENT WOMAN.SHE WILL BE TRUELY MISSED BY ME AND MY TWIN SISTER.GOD BLESS HER,REST IN PEACE!

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