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Patricia Wallerstedt

1927 - 2011
Patricia Wallerstedt Obituary
Patricia Byers Wallerstedt

Des Moines

Patricia "Pat" Byers Wallerstedt, 83, left this life to meet her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, May 20, 2011 after complications of a stroke. Services are pending; please, no flowers or plants at this time. Memorials are also pending.

Pat's family and many friends will forever remember her "behind-the-scenes" gifts of mercy and service, joyful heart, thoughtful ways, beautiful smile, laughing eyes and spirit, and love for her Lord. She tirelessly encouraged her husband and children in loving ways. Pat was active at First Federated Church, especially in missions work and in the Women's Association. She was also active with the Des Moines Christian School, especially in the beginning years of the school; and with Gideons.

Pat is survived by her husband, Ken Wallerstedt of Des Moines, IA; son, Steve (Sherrie) Wallerstedt of Des Moines, IA; daughters, Karen (Rex) Voegtlin of Earlham, IA and Karla (Jeff) Taber of Windom, MN; grandson Josh (Jessica) Taber of Colorado Springs, CO; and granddaughters, Bethany (Dave) Stillwell of San Antonio, TX, Sarah, Rachel, and Jessah Taber all of Windom, MN; and great-granddaughter, Rebekah Stillwell of San Antonio, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, William "Mac" McKinley Byers and Gabrielle "Gabe" Byers; her daughter, Kathy Wallerstedt; and by her granddaughter, Christina Wallerstedt.

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Published in Des Moines Register on May 22, 2011
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