Patricia J. Erdmann, 82, of Epworth, passed away, Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque.

Visitation for Patricia was held from 3-7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, at Reiff Funeral Home in Epworth. Visitation continued Saturday morning at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until time of services.

A Mass of Christian burial was held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Epworth, with Rev. Michael Schueller officiating. Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Epworth.

She was born March 2, 1938, in Dubuque, daughter of Clarence J. and Viola C. (Bobzien) Hallahan. She received her education at St. Patrick’s Catholic School in Dubuque, where she was in the choir. On June 28, 1955, she was united in marriage to Laverne Erdmann at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Dubuque. She was a homemaker while raising their children, after which time she was employed at Walmart in Dubuque, until her retirement.

Patricia enjoyed traveling; the couple traveled to 49 states, eight Canadian Provinces and Mexico. She enjoyed the outdoors, flowers, birds and walking on trails. She also liked to bake and shared her talents for pie making for funerals in the parish. She especially enjoyed being with her family, shopping, going to movies and dining out. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Parish in Epworth, and also a member of the parish choir. She was a den mother for Jerry’s Boy Scout troop, was a Brownies leader and also volunteered with Carolyn’s 4-H camp outs.

Patricia is survived by her husband, Laverne Erdmann of Epworth; four children: John R. Erdmann of Council Bluffs, Marlene M. McDaniel of Waterloo, Carolyn M. (Ron) Butrous of Elk Point, S.D. and Jerry J. (Jolene) Erdmann of Olathe, Kan; six grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren; and a brother, Bruce (Sue) Hallahan. She is preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Shirley A. (William) VanZile of Prescott, Ariz.; two brothers, Joe (Jane) Hallahan and William R. (June) Hallahan, both of Dubuque; son-in-law Chris McDaniel; and one great-grandchild.

Anyone unable to attend may send memorials to Reiff Funeral Home, ATTN: Patricia Erdmann family, P.O. Box 250, Epworth, IA 52045. Online condolences may be sent to the family at