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“So sorry for your loss. Praying for peace for your family. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Nancy (Johnson) Cole - Surprise, AZ

“my condolences sorry for your loss ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Sharon VanHorn - Tulsaq, OK

“Sending our sympathy in Pat's passing. May peace be with you and the family. Wally and Mary ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Waly Loudon - Boone, IA - Friend

“So sorry for your loss. Remember bowling in a league with Pat at the Imperial many years ago. Always very friendly. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Martha Hilsabeck - Boone

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all! ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Denise VanPelt - ogden, IA

“Sincere sympathies in your loss.Kenny & Marge Bollenbaugh ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Kenny & Marge Bollenbaugh - Boone, IA

Patricia "Pat" Melchert, 66, of Ogden, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018, at her home in Ogden with her family by her side.

Private family services will be held at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Ogden, followed by burial at Glenwood Cemetery.

A public Celebration of Life will be from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at the Leonard Good Community Center in Ogden. The event will be casual attire and lunch will be served. For online obituaries and condolences please visit:

Patricia Ann Olson was born on February 17, 1952, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, the daughter of Sidney and Florence (Bevins) Olson. She attended Evansville schools through the 11th grade and received her G.E.D., and secretarial certificate from D.M.A.C.C.

On September 20, 1969, Pat was united in marriage to the love of her life Maynard Melchert in Erdahl, Minnesota. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Melany and Mitch.

In 1974, Maynard and Pat relocated to Ogden, Iowa, where they established their home and raised their family. It was then that Pat began her career at Iowa State University, first in food service and later secretarial work. She retired in 2014 after 38 years of service to the University.

Pat was a loyal Cyclone fan, and enjoyed card games, internet poker, going to the casino, and dancing throughout her life. Among everything, she loved spending time with her family including family gatherings at her home, many camping trips over the years, attending all of her grandchildren's events, and cheering loud and proud watching dirt track racing.

Pat is survived by her husband of 49 years, Maynard Melchert of Ogden, Iowa; her dog Benji; daughter, Melany (Brian) Jennings of Ogden, Iowa; son, Mitch (Lisa) Melchert of Ogden, Iowa; grandchildren, Alexis (Eric) Elliott, Kaitlynn (Damon) Moran, Allison (Greg) Hamilton, Mallory Melchert, Holly Melchert, Allyssa Melchert, Tyler Joss, Brendan Jennings, and Alexander Jennings; two great grandchildren, Landon and Aubree Elliott; her uncle, Ralph Olson of Evansville, Minnesota; as well as nieces and nephews, other family members, and friends.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.