Patricia Diehm Mauskemo

Patricia Diehm Mauskemo

April 27, 1947 – February 12, 2012
St. Charles, Minnesota and formerly of Tama, Iowa

Visitation: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday February 15, 2012 at Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell, Iowa
Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m., Thursday February 16, 2012 at Meskwaki Friends Center near Tama, Iowa
Interment: following the funeral service. February 16, 2012 at Maple Hill Cemetery near Montour, Iowa

Patricia was born on April 27, 1947, in Grinnell, Iowa to Bert and Georgia Belcher Diehm. She was raised in Grinnell and graduated from Grinnell High School. Following her education she worked at General Telephone Company of the Midwest in Grinnell.

On March 9, 1974, she was married to Marvel Mauskemo in Grinnell. The couple lived in various communities in southeastern Minnesota and settled in St. Charles. She was a homemaker and mother but also worked in the food service of the St. Charles School System and as a certified nurse’s assistant at the Golden Living Center in St. Charles. The couple moved to Tama, IA after their retirement but later relocated back to Saint Charles to be near their children. She enjoyed nature on the Meskwaki Settlement and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Marvel Mauskema of St. Charles, MN; two daughters, Melinda A. Mauskemo of Los Angeles, CA and Christine L. Mauskemo of North Hollywood, CA; two sons, Michael L. Mauskemo of St. Charles, MN and Bruce (Jessi) W. Mauskemo of Rochester, MN; one step daughter, Robin (Chet) Dickey of Mitchellville, IA; eight grandchildren, Damien, Brandon, Greyson, Emmalynn, Kiana, Cole, Dylan and Sydney; and her siblings, Betty O’Halloran of Malcom, IA, Clara (Rocky) Duntz of Des Moines, IA, Linda Diehm of Newton, IA, Carol (Harvel) Rogers of Springfield, MO, Joe (Dori) Diehm of Newton, IA, Diane (Kenneth) Mortenson of Keota, IA, Debra (Rick) Howard of New Sharon, IA and Dan (Sheila) Diehm of Grinnell, IA.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Bertie and Jacob Diehm; and one granddaughter, Caitlin Noel Mauskemo.

Memorials may be directed to the Patricia Mauskemo Memorial Fund and sent in care of Bruce Mauskemo, 2815 Tomah Place NW, Rochester, MN 55901.

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