Pat Dalke

March 27, 1936 – December 23, 2014

Aumsville – Patsy Ruth Dalke, 78, passed away on Tuesday, December 23, after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Hattiesburg, MS to Carl and Eva Graves. Pat married Dalbert Dalke on February 5, 1954 in Turner, they celebrated 60 years of marriage this year. She was a mother, homemaker and in later years worked as a teacher’s assistant at Aumsville Elementary School. Pat loved working with children and was proud of her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, traveling, reading and raising her kids. Pat was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton.

She is survived by her husband: Dalbert of Aumsville; daughter: Sandi and Gary Walker of Keizer; sons: Michael Dalke of Salem, Paul Dalke of Dallas, Joel and Korrina Dalke of Olympia, WA, and Eric and Melinda of Lebanon; grandchildren: Brett and Jeffrey Walker, Kamryn Dalke, and Matthew Dalke; brother: Carl Graves; sisters: Alice Towery and Jean Gingerich.

Graveside service will be Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 12:00 pm at St. Mary Cemetery in Stayton. The family wishes to thank Dr. Orlowski, Dr. Petrunin, Dr. Gordon, and Dr. Hotan for their wonderful care and to everyone at Marian Estates Nursing Home. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.

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