Margaret C. Pacha
Birth date: August 13, 1918
Death date: February 14, 2012
Margaret C. Pacha, of Iowa City, passed away on February 14, 2012 at Mercy Hospital surrounded by her family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 10:00 am at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Iowa City. The Very Reverend Rudolph Juarez will officiate. Visitation will be held Thursday at the church from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. A parish rosary will begin at 3:30 pm and a parish vigil at 7:30 pm. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Iowa City.
The family kindly requests that instead of flowers, that memorials be directed to The Regina Foundation.
Born on August 13, 1918 in Harper, Iowa, she was the daughter of Bernard J. Pauly and Caroline Conrad Pauly She attended the Catholic schools in Harper, Iowa. On February 8, 1939, she married Leonard J. Pacha.
Margaret worked at Children’s Hospital at UIHC, and later at Mercy Hospital where she was Director of Housekeeping for 18 years. She was a longtime member of St. Patrick’s Church in Iowa City. A 56 year member of St. Patrick Church, Margaret belonged to the Altar and Rosary Society and enjoyed working with flowers, playing cards, needlework, dancing and fishing.
Margaret is survived by her ten children and their spouses, Ronald L. and wife Janice of Bloomington, IL, Larry and wife Cathy of Oxford, IA, Gary and wife Nancy of Iowa City, Linda Kay and husband Keith Farmer of Iowa City, Ted and wife Debra of Iowa City, Margaret Ann and husband James Ward of Iowa City, Mary Jane and husband Lee Bullard of Lancaster, TX, Michael and wife Mary Beth of Iowa City, Cynthia Sue and husband Gary Schmidt of Johnston, IA, and Matthew and wife Elaine of Iowa City. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren and a sister, Marian Miller of West Point, Iowa.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Leonard, in 1970, her parents Bernard and Caroline Pauly, twin sisters Genevieve and Gwendoline Moeller, sisters, Agatha Mehmert, and Eulalia Zumdome and brothers, Bernard R. Pauly and Herbert Pauly.