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Patricia Alice (Zahn) Schrage

August 23, 1940 ~ January 2, 2018 (age 77)

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January 8, 2018

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Schultz Funeral Homes
722 8th Street
DeWitt, IA 52742

Service of Christian Burial
January 9, 2018

10:30 AM
Grace Lutheran Church, DeWitt
415 10th St
DeWitt, Iowa 52742

Mrs. Patricia A. Schrage, 77, of Davenport, Iowa, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Tuesday afternoon, January 2, 2018, at Trinity-Terrace Park.

Patricia Alice Schrage was born August 23, 1940, to the late Oliver and Alice (Bahrke) Zahn in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin.  She was baptized on September 15, 1940, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Gillett, Wisconsin.  It was at Immanuel that she married her dear friend, Richard F. Schrage on August 7, 1965.

She was a retired Lutheran teacher/administrator who served Missouri Synod Lutheran Congregations in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Iowa.  Her undergraduate work was done at The University of Michigan and Concordia Lutheran University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Seward, Nebraska, and graduate work at Western Illinois University.  Pat was charter member of Park View Lutheran Church and cofounder/administrator of Share and Care Christian Preschool in Park View.  She retired in 1990 following 30 years of teaching.  She served her church’s denomination on the district level as teacher conference chairperson and secretary, evangelism committee member and as Early Childhood Consultant assisting a number of congregations to begin Early Childhood Centers.  Pat was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma-Alpha Eta Chapter, Bettendorf Christian Women’s Club, served ten years as youth chairperson for he American Red cross and was awarded the title of “Outstanding Teaching Of The Year” for 1975.  Following retirement, Pat served as a substitute teacher at the Rock Island Arsenal Child Development Center and as a substitute librarian for the Scott County Library System.

Pat’s greatest joy came from Bible reading, teaching precious students, being a prayer warrior, writing poetry, biking, traveling and spending time with her precious spouse in befriending others and leading Bible study and Prayer Services together with him at Grace Lutheran Church in DeWitt where she was a member.

In addition to her husband, Dick, a sister, Mary L. Ward as well as nieces and nephews survive Pat. 

A brother, O. Thomas Zahn, also preceded Pat in death.

Visitation will be at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 8, 2018.  A Service of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at Grace Lutheran Church, DeWitt.  Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Rock Island.  In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be designated to Grace Lutheran Church. 

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A special thanks to Davenport Lutheran Home for all the loving care provided to Pat during her stay.

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