Patricia Behlmer

Patricia Behlmer (Oberman)

Saturday, February 6th, 1926 - Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020
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Patricia Ruth (Oberman) Behlmer, age 94 of Dubuque, IA, passed away peacefully on September 22, 2020. Funeral mass will be held at St Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Dubuque on Saturday, October 3rd at 10:30am, with burial service immediately following at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

She was born to Pearl and Fred Oberman on February 6th, 1926 and was married to Wilbur D. Behlmer at Nativity Catholic Church on September 17th, 1949. Patricia and Wilbur were inseparable until Wilbur passed away on December 28th, 2011.

Patricia attended Nativity Catholic Grade School, followed by Washington Junior High school and Dubuque Senior High School, graduating with the class of 1944. She went to work at Farley and Loetscher in Dubuque, and later, at John Deere Dubuque Works, in the payroll department.

Patricia devoted many years to caring for her family. She enjoyed traveling with Wilbur, gardening, reading and relaxing with family and friends. She and Wilbur were active members of St Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Dubuque. They lived for many years on New Haven Street in Dubuque and were fortunate to have found neighbors as lifelong friends, later adding to those friendships at their townhome community at Stone Ridge. Patricia and Wilbur enjoyed their final years blessed with loving friends and caring staff at Oak Park Place in Dubuque.

Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur D., her daughter, Sharon R. Behlmer, her son-in-law Dr. Rob Ryan, her parents, Fred and Pearl Oberman, brothers Paul (Eunice) Oberman, Frederick Oberman (infant), Jack (Denise) Oberman, and sisters Jane (Bruce) Brady and Mary (Wayne) Seuntjens.

Patricia leaves behind five children: Dr. Stephen D. (Lora) of Helena MT, Judith A. (Luke) Tieskoetter of Des Moines, IA, Dr. Patricia M. Ryan of Norfolk VA, Susan B. (Stephen) Gartner of La Crosse, WI, Lori A. (Keith) Buxbaum of Billings, MT, and Nancy L. (Randy) McGuire of Des Moines, IA. She enjoyed 15 grandchildren Erin, Libby, Sean, Nicole, Patrick, Jessica, James, Shena, Sara, Molly, John, Rachel, Nathan, Jacob, Abigail, and 19 great grandchildren.

We were blessed to have had our mom, Patricia, in our lives and we will miss her dearly. She was a beautiful, strong, caring woman, and an inspiration to each of us. We would like to thank those who helped care for her in these last few months.
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 | 10:30am
    Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 10:30am
    St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church
    60 S. Algona Street
    DUBUQUE, IA 52001
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    No visitation prior to Mass.
  • Interment

    Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 |
    Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
    Mount Olivet Cemetery
    10556 Military Road
    DUBUQUE, IA 52003
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