Patricia J. Dailey
1952 - 2021
June 19, 1952
March 25, 2021
Patricia J. Dailey
Born: June 19, 1952 in Marshalltown, IA
Died: March 25, 2021 in DeKalb, IL
Patricia J. Dailey, 68, of DeKalb, Illinois, died Thursday, March 25, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born June 19, 1952, in Marshalltown, Iowa, the daughter of Dale and Margaret (Klink) Mast. Patricia Married Danny Dailey November 1973, in Sycamore, Illinois.
As a young girl Pat was very curious, the love for animals came naturally and was consistent in her youth and through adulthood. As a youth growing up in rural Iowa, she chased turtles, homeless cats, and dogs. She dreamed of a career in veterinary medicine. Pat was a caregiver by nature. She loved and cared for everyone and everything in need. Family, animals, flowers, especially roses, were her priorities in life. She worked for several years at the original DeKalb County nursing home, followed by Transvac. During this time, she cared for the elderly, and formed relationships and bonds with many of them. In the late 90's/early 2000's, she found her passion as a House Mother for a fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon. There she would become a reliable "house mom" to many, and for over 10 years this was a place she called home. Her dogs, Jack Dog and Harley, her flower garden, riding bikes with her sister Linda, watching Midwest sunsets and looking over her family gave her purpose. She faced a hard-fought battle and succumbed on March 25th, 2021
She is survived by her husband, Danny; son Derrick (Emily) Dailey and their children, Brian and Shaun, Dustan (Heidi) Dailey and their children Emaleece and Hudson; stepchildren, Dean (Samantha) Dailey and their children, Christina and Braden; mother, Margaret Klink; siblings, Linda (Harry) Prentice, Mary Mast, Vicky, Jeff, Terri, and Amy; granddaughter, Jordan Dailey and her children, Roman and Emerald; special niece, Ashley; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Dale Mast, and stepson, Dennis Dailey.
The Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb with the Rev. Larry Allison of Faith Baptist Church officiating.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to DeKalb County Community Gardens or Tails Humane Society in memory of Patricia J. Dailey, in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.
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Published by Daily-Chronicle from Mar. 31 to Apr. 1, 2021.
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I am so sorry for your loss Danny.I didn't really know your wife,but I know she was a wonderful lady.My prayers to you and your family.
john feyerharm
April 10, 2021
Dailey family, I am so sorry for your loss. Pat was an amazing woman. As an 18 year old kid, she made DeKalb feel like home. Pat was so kind and loving. She took care of us like we were her own. Family meant everything to Pat and she loved Dan and her kids with all her heart. I am blessed to have known her and will never forget her.
Steve Kulovits
April 9, 2021
So sorry, Danny and family, to hear about your loss. Keeping all of you in my prayers. I was a classmate of Danny’s in school.
Nancy Nelsen
April 4, 2021
We're sorry to hear about Pat.
Susan and Terry Schroeder
March 31, 2021
Derrick. Emily, and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you on the loss of your Mom. You can be comforted that she is at peace and free of pain. Those thoughts don't replace the pain of losing your Mom.
Patricia Burke
March 30, 2021
I would like to express my condolences to the Dailey and Mast families. Pat was a life time friend and I will truly miss her.
Kathy Pennington
Kathy Pennington
March 28, 2021
My sympathy’s to Dan and the Family of Pat. God Bless.
John Huber
March 28, 2021
I got to know Patricia again at our class of 70 Ladies Luncheons. It was such a joy and blessing to reconnect. She will be missed greatly. Blessings to her family. Prayers are going up for the family.
ILa (Landt) Willis
March 27, 2021
One of a kind. Really enjoyed knowing her and had the honor of caring for her. Love you lots, sweet Pat!!
Jessica Erlandson
March 26, 2021