In Memory of Patrick John Kee
Died: June 24, 2019
Patrick “Pat” John Kee, age 70, of Ida Grove, Iowa, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Morningside Care Center of Ida Grove, Iowa.
A Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, June 30, 2019, at the Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com
Patrick John Kee was born in Mapleton, Iowa, on August 4, 1948, to Ardell “Toot” and Mary (Koenigs) Kee. Pat graduated from Mapleton Community High School with the class of 1966. He went on to further his education at Midwestern College where he received his BA in Art Education. Pat went back to school and received his Masters in Specialized Studies from the University of South Dakota. Pat raised two daughters, Brooke and Alexis.
Pat was the elementary and middle school art teacher in Ida Grove, Iowa for many years. He loved teaching and maintained relationships with many of his students as they traveled into adulthood. In his spare time, Pat enjoyed photography, creating a variety of art forms, playing guitar, and spending time with his family and grandchildren. You could always count on him for a good joke or mischievous activity. Pat called Morningside Care Center his home for the last 19 years. He enjoyed having friends visit and the relationships he formed with his caregivers. He was proud to be able to donate many gallons of blood later in his life. His cat, Aries, was always by his side and provided constant companionship to him.
Pat was preceded in death by his parents Ardell “Toot” and Mary Kee; his sister Ilona Stark; and his youngest child, Danielle Kee.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughters Brooke and husband David Mehaffey of Muscatine, IA and Alexis Kee of Des Plaines, IL; four grandchildren: Mac & Luke Mehaffey and Augustus & Ulysses Freitag; His cat Aries; plus many lifetime friends and relatives.
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Ida Grove, Iowa
I'm so sorry for your unexpected loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your sister. ”
Your Dad has certainly earned his wings. I provided Home Health services after his aneurysm & it's devastating effects did not deter his determination to regain abilities. Despite the overwhelming challenges he maintained his pleasant demeanor, positive attitude & sense of humor. He worked very hard & adjusted & adapted to each new circumstance, like no one I had ever seen! I shall remember him for his many artistic talents, his kind & caring nature , his perseverance & his expressive smile. Extending sympathy to you all, Judy”
Peace and love, Annie Sinnott ”