Patricia M. “Pat” Ward Sept. 18, 1924 – Nov. 13, 2022

Patricia M. “Pat” Ward

      Patricia M. “Pat” Ward, 98, of Cascade, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, at Accura Healthcare in Cascade.

    Visitation for Pat was held from 9 to 11 a.m.,  on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Cascade, where a Mass of Christian Burial for Pat was held at 11 a.m., with Rev. Mark Osterhaus presiding.   Mass server was Charlie Siomon.  Eucharistic Minister was Jean Simon.  Lectors were Mary Pat Enoex, Kayla Ward, and Michael Ward.  Placing of the Pall was done by Scott Ward, Mary Pat Enoex, Kayla Ward, and Michael Ward.  Giftbearers were the great-grandchildren of Pat Ward.  Burial was held in Calvary Cemetery in Cascade.

    Casketbearers were Ed Manternach, Greg Manternach, Randy Manternach, Dave Kleitsch, Tom Hosch, and Tim Donovan.

    She was born Sept. 18, 1924, in Casper, Wyo., daughter of Robert R. and Helen A. (Finn) Scott.  She received her education in the Blairsburg, Iowa area schools.   She then attended Mercy School of Nursing in Dubuque, graduating in 1945.    On June 26, 1947, she was united in marriage to Loren J. Ward at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Dubuque.  He preceded her in death on June 5, 1973.

    She was employed as a nurse at the former John McDonald Hospital in Monticello for many years.  She enjoyed reading, playing bridge and traveling.  She was a member of St. Matthias Parish in Cascade.

    She is survived by one son, Scott Ward of Cascade; three grandchildren, Kayla Ward, Mary Pat Enoex and Michael Ward; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, John Scott of Lawrence, Kan.; and one sister-in-law, Mildred Scott of Kimberly City, Mo.

    Pat was a very strong woman who suffered the death of her husband and four of her children, three sons, James Ward in 2013, John Ward in 2009 and Loren Ward in 2014; and one daughter, Kathleen M. Ward in 2004; her parents; a sister, Loretta Gotschall; and one brother, Richard Scott.

    Online condolences may be sent to the family at

    The family would like to thank Accura Health, Sherry Kelchen and Hospice of Dubuque, especially, Buffy for the care and compassion they have given to Pat.


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