Patsy Kemner


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 26, 2022
Turner Jenness Funeral Home
1302 Hill Avenue
Spirit Lake, Iowa, United States

Funeral Service

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Monday, June 27, 2022
Turner Jenness Funeral Home
1302 HIll Avenue
Spirit Lake, Iowa, United States

Obituary of Patsy Kemner

A funeral service for Patsy Kemner, 88, of Spirit Lake, will be held at 10:30 am, Monday, June 27, 2022, at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City, Iowa at 3 pm. Visitation will be held at Turner Jenness Funeral Home on Sunday, June 26, 2022, from 4 pm - 7 pm.

Patsy Dee Kemner, the daughter of Everett and DeVetta (Headlee) Hoguewood, was born May 13, 1934, in Wayne, NE.  She passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at the age of 88.

She began her education in Wayne, NE.  In 1944 the family moved to Sioux City, IA.  Patsy then attended Leeds School, graduating from Leeds High School in 1952.

In 1953 she was united in marriage to Wm. “Pete” Ralph.  To this union two children were born.  In February 1956 Pete was killed in a car accident.  In April 1958 she married Ronald Kemner, together they had a daughter.  Patsy was a stay at home mom while the children were young.  She then entered the work force, working for the Sioux City school system in their main kitchen and later at the court house in Woodbury County.  In 1974 the family moved to Spirit Lake, IA.  She then worked for the Dickinson County Treasurer until her retirement in 1996.

Patsy enjoyed going to coffee with the “girls” and shopping.  She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was an avid Hawkeye fan and was a season ticket holder for several years before her health forced her to give them up.  Patsy was a 30+ year Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer survivor.

Patsy was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Spirit Lake, IA.

Left to cherish Patsy’s memory are her children, Pamela Peton of Graettinger, IA; Bradley (Gail) Ralph of Sioux City, IA; Ann Fields of Yankton, SD.  Nine grandchildren Jason (Kelli) Peton; Kimberly (Allen) Drost; Leslie (Mike) Faust; Rebecca (Pierre) Morita; Laura Ralph; Patrick (Miranda) Ralph; Courtney Ralph; Daniel (Barb) Fields; Brittany (Jeff) Mueller.  Several great-grandchildren.  Her sister Terry (John) Van Horn, sister-in-law Patricia Isaacson and many nieces and nephews.

She has been preceded in death by her husbands, Pete and Ron; her parents; sisters, Betty (Tom) MacKlem and Judy (Tom) Howard; brother, William.

Memorials can be given to Keelson Harbour Memory Care Unit, Lakes Regional Hospice in Spirit Lake or Dickinson County Relay for Life.


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