Pat Aksamit, 85, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Kavanagh House on 56th Street in Des Moines. A Memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2013 at Windsor Presbyterian Church in Windsor Heights with inurnment at Resthaven Cemetery at a later date.
Pat was born April 7, 1928 in Lincoln, NE to Karl and Ruth Meyer. She graduated from the University of Nebraska and was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority. Pat was the Treasurer of the Des Moines Presbytery for 21 years, member of Knox Presbyterian Church until it closed and a current member of Windsor Presbyterian Church. She married Roy Aksamit on April 25, 1964. Pat enjoyed arts, crafts, puzzles, crosswords, sudoku, playing tennis and bridge, watching birds and bragging about her grandchildren.
Pat is survived by her husband, Roy Aksamit of Clive; three sons, Dan (Robin) Aksamit of West Des Moines, Jim (Deborah) Arnot of Estes Park, CO and John (Sheila) Arnot of Winterset and six grandchildren, Stephanie (Ryan) Kennedy, Jonah Arnot, Melissa (Jon) Arnot Duvall, Kaila Arnot, Michael Aksamit and Rachel Aksamit. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Arnot.
A Memorial visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Windsor Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions may be directed to Children's and Families of Iowa.
Published in Des Moines Register on June 7, 2013