Funeral services for Patricia (Pat) Estes, 81, of Sioux Center, were 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at the First Congregational Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Bruce Rapp and Pastor Randy Widbin officiating.
Pat died Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Sioux Center Community Hospital and Health Center in Sioux Center.
Patricia Anna Hirleman was born Jan. 7, 1924, the daughter of Clark and Aileen (Doyle) Hirleman in Spencer. Pat attended school in Storm Lake and graduated from the Storm Lake High School in 1942. On March 21, 1944, Pat married Thomas Jefferson (T. J.) Estes in Chicago, Ill.. The couple lived in South Carolina before moving to Storm Lake. T. J. and Pat's father bought the grocery store in Aurelia, which became the E & H Market. Pat worked in the market until T.J. retired in 1977. She then worked at Jan's Fashion Shop in Alta and Colleen's Clothes Closet in Aurelia. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Preceding Pat in death were her parents, and her husband T. J. on December 16, 2002, her son Steven, and her brother, Dr. Ray Hirleman.
Survivors include five children; Ann Short of Des Moines, Bill and his wife Pat Estes of Sioux Center, Patty and her husband Dan Menke of Calumet, Tom and his wife Doris Estes of Sioux Center, and Mike and his wife Deb Estes of Traer, thirteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one sister-in-law, Marj Hirleman of Cedar Rapids.