Patsy Lynn Pfaffinger

July 16, 1941February 19, 2021

Patsy Lynn Pfaffinger, of Marengo, passed on February 19, 2021 at the age of 79. She peacefully passed away in her home surrounded by her loving family.

Patsy was born July 16, 1941 in Abingdon, VA to Henry and Rissie Lambert.

She came to Marengo in the 8th grade and graduated from Marengo Community High School in 1960. Patsy married her high school sweetheart Richard Pfaffinger on June 25, 1960 at Zion Lutheran Church. She worked at Warner Electric in Marengo for 30+ years where she developed and kept many meaningful friendships. Patsy had an eye for detail, was creative and loved doing many crafts. She enjoyed sharing and giving away her creations even more than making them. She loved to travel with her husband and their close friends and family. Many memories and enjoyable stories came from the places they travelled throughout her life. After retiring, Pat and Dick enjoyed many wonderful winters in their home in Venice, FL. She will be dearly missed by her friends at Japanese Gardens in FL . The love for her daughters and grandchildren was boundless. She never missed an event โ€“ they were her pride and joy. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

Patsy is survived by her husband of 60 years, Richard; 2 daughters and their spouses, Rhonda and R.C. Pottinger, Kenda and Tony Martin; 7 grandchildren, Chase Pottinger, Quintin Martin, Conlan Pottinger, Victoria Martin, Blake Martin, Nicholas Martin and Bobby Pottinger, sister Janice Gritzmacher.

Patsy was preceded in death by her brothers Jack Lambert and Art Lambert.

At her request, no service will be held.

The family would like to thank Pastor Ripke and the congregation at Zion for their many prayers. Memorial donations in Patsyโ€™s name may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 412 Jackson Street Marengo, IL 60152

The family expresses a special thank you to Heartland Hospice for their dedicated care in her final days.


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Vicki Pfaffinger-Klaas

February 27, 2021

My sincere sympathy to Dick, Rhonda, Kendra & families. I was so sad to hear of Pats passing. She was a kind and loving person. I know her family was her world. I will always remember her sweet and caring nature. May she Rest In Peace.

Revene Awe

February 26, 2021

I am so sorry about PAT. She was one of the nicest people I have ever met, so loving, kind , and gentle . I never heard her say a unkind word. I miss her So much already and will always miss her. PAT and DICK were our very good friends. They were so close and had a very loving relationship. We hardly ever said one name without the other. It was always PAT&DICK. We enjoyed every minute we ever spent with them. One of our favorite things we did together was going out for fish on Friday nights. Their anniversary was the same date as BILLS birthday ,so for years we went out to dinner and celebrated together. We also played a lot of card games, PAT loved to play cards and of course loved to win . One card game she was so proud to teach us was one where you use 5 decks of cards. Pat raised a wonderful family and had a great life. Her family was everything to her. We will all miss her and never forget her. We send our love to DICK and RHONDA and KENDA and all the rest of her family. We loved her very much. REVENE and BILL AWE

Roger & Pauline Theoret

February 24, 2021

Our hearts are so sad at the loss of our dear friend Pat. What wonderful memories we made together in our retirement years in Florida. We will treasure them forever and will always remember what a special person we had the privilege to know. Our deepest sympathy to your beloved Dick, to your girls and their families.

Kazimiera Markison

February 24, 2021

Very Special Friend worked with and spent time with and Dick๐Ÿ’ž Good times and Great Memories. Sorry on the Loss to Dick and Family ๐Ÿ™ Our Sympathy Charlie and Mary Markison.

Jerry Zenk

February 22, 2021

Sorry for your loss Dick, Rhonda and Kendra. She was a wonderful woman, mother, and friend.

Angela Sawallisch

February 22, 2021

So sorry to hear of her passing. May your wonderful memories give you comfort. With deepest sympathy, Sawallisch family

Rosa Thompson

February 22, 2021

My whole family worked with Pat. She was a very kind woman with a beautiful soul. Her smile and her beauty lit up a room. Gone too soon. Our deepest condolences to the entire family at this time. RIP Pat fly with the angels ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ ๐Ÿ™
Rosa Garza Thompson & Family

Jennie Lindquist

February 22, 2021

She was truly the kindest person from the moment I met her. I remember seeing her at all the sporting and school events through the years. The smile in her eyes always spoke volumes of how much she loved seeing her grandchildren, and their friends, do well. She cheered for everyone and always had a word of praise. God bless her family and friends, may you always feel warmth and happiness when memories fill your heart.

Janice Gumprecht

February 22, 2021

You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Patsy. I will always remember her beautiful smile. May your loving memories of her help you through this difficult time. Janice (Rick) Gumprecht

Bonnie Garza

February 21, 2021

I am so saddened to hear of the loss of Patsy. God has gained another angel in heaven. Patsy always had a smile on her face. She was the most loving kindest person that I've ever known. She will always be in my heart . My heartfelt sympathy goes out to her loving family. I am so sorry for your loss. She will be deeply missed . Sending thoughts and prayers during this difficult time .
Bonnie Garza