In Memory of Patricia Neeley
Pat Neeley, age 71, a resident of Bashaw Township, died at her home on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
Patricia Ann Neeley was born on September 17, 1949, in Osage, Iowa to parents Jean and Bertha (Voet) Neeley. Pat grew up and graduated school in St. Ansgar, Iowa. After graduation, she received her LPN training in Red Wing, MN, and then worked in Austin, Minnesota for a year before moving to Cheyenne, Wisconsin where she worked for another 2 years before moving to Rochester where she worked for another 2 years and where she made many friends. After her time in Rochester, she moved to Duluth, MN where she worked as a pharmaceutical sales representative for a time before returning to the Nursing field. Pat was a nursing manager at a nursing home and then as a nurse recruiter for St. Mary’s Hospital. After this, she moved to Shell Lake, Wisconsin and began a career in Home Health Care and in Hospice for the next 13 years, retiring in 2013. Pat enjoyed gardening, reading, and snowshoeing with her friends.
Pat is survived by her husband of over 20 years- Jim Perlick, 2 stepchildren- Mathew (Jenna) of Palatine, IL, and Ben (Trudy) of Neillsville, WI, 4 step grandchildren, brother Steven (Betty) Neeley of St. Ansger, Iowa, and sisters Teresa (John) Johnson of Loughlin, Tennessee, and Lori (Mark) Smeby of Joyce, Iowa.
Pat is preceded in death by her parents Bertha and Jean Neeley, brother John Neeley, sister Betty Neeley, grandparents Morris and Madeleine Voet and Royal and Elsie Neeley.
A time of gathering of family and friends for Pat Neeley will be held on Monday, November 23, 2020, at the Spooner Funeral Home from 3-6pm. Interment of her urn will be at a later date at the St. Ansgar Cemetery in Iowa.