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Patricia Schlapia


Published: Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 11:01 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 11:07 a.m. CDT

Patricia “Patty” Schlapia, 83, of Creston died Feb. 26, 2014, at Greater Regional Hospice Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 1, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. The Rev. Kenneth Halbur Jr. will officiate, along with the Revs. Leonard Kenkel, Jerry Stessman and Mark Reasoner. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.  Open visitation will be 1 to 8 p.m. Friday with family present 5 to 7 p.m. evening and a 7 p.m. Christian Wake Service at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. Montgomery St. Memorials may be directed to Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Online condolences may be left at

Patricia Jane (Harvey) Schlapia, daughter of Teresa (Bradley) and Harry Harvey, was born Oct. 23, 1930, in Creston.

Patty attended St. Malachy School and graduated from Creston High School in 1948.  She attended Creston Junior College.

On July 14, 1951, Patty married Harry M. Schlapia in Creston.  

Patty was a member of Holy Spirit Parish.

She was an elementary room mother for 26 years.

Patty is survived by her daughters, Chris (Rob) Burlingame of Des Moines, Mary Lynn (Jim) Baker of Creston and Dorothy Davenport and Susie (Steve) Biley, all of Des Moines; sons, Pat Schlapia and John Schlapia, both of Creston; grandchildren, Jason (Haley) Schlapia, Sonny Schlapia (Brooke Wikoff), Tony Schlapia, Cassie Schlapia (Blake Wikoff), Renea (Michael) Burg, Jeffrey Baker, Megan (Jared) Andrews, Jessica (Bryan) Moriarty, Kevin Burlingame (Tara McCulley), Trevor Biley (Alaina Despenas), Brigette Biley and Ellie Davenport; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Katlyn, Shannon, Jayden, Maverick, Jaxton, Abigail, McKenna, Sage and Keaton; sisters, Teresa Johannes of Hastings, Neb., and Dorothy (Mike) Callan of Livonia, Mich.; brother Vince Harvey of Des Moines; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Patty was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Michael Schlapia, grandson Corbyn Biley, one great-grandson and sister Joanie Eckerman.

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