Patricia A. McDonell April 27, 1927-Aug. 27, 2017

Patricia A. McDonell

     Patricia A. McDonell, 90, of Monticello, passed away Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, at Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

     Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a parish vigil service will be held at 4 p.m. Visitation will continue from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday morning at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Monticello, Iowa.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rev. Paul Baldwin will officiate.

     Patricia was born April 27, 1927, in Monticello, the daughter of Joseph and Angie (Bader) Oswald. She married William F. McDonell on Nov. 14, 1945, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Monticello. Together they farmed south of Worthington and owned and operated the Monticello Sale Barn for nearly 30 years. She was an active member of the Sacred Heart Parish.

     Survivors include three daughters: Sharon (Merlin) Wiskus of Epworth, Mickey (Ron) Kelchen of Dyersville; June (Paul) Fellinger of Monticello; and one son, Bob McDonell of Dubuque; 16 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; one sister, Kathleen Hunt of Hopkinton; and sisters-in-law, AnnaBelle Oswald and Rosie Oswald, both of Monticello.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, husband William, a son-in-law, John Geers, two grandsons-in-law, John C. Hall and Steve Weaver, a great-great grandson, Zayden Weaver, a sister, Mary (Harold) Schneiter, and two brothers, Lloyd Oswald and Earl Oswald, and a brother-in-law, Bob Hunt.

     Memorials are preferred to Sacred Heart Catholic Church and School.

     Information available and condolences accepted at


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