Patricia A. Schrage

Mrs. Patricia A. Schrage, 77, of Davenport, Iowa, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 2, 2018, at Trinity-Terrace Park.

Patricia Alice Schrage was born Aug. 23, 1940, to the late Oliver and Alice (Bahrke) Zahn in Oconto Falls. She was baptized on Sept. 15, 1940, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Gillett. It was at Immanuel that she married her dear friend, Richard F. Schrage on Aug. 7, 1965.

She was a retired Lutheran teacher/administrator who served Missouri Synod Lutheran Congregations in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Iowa. Her undergraduate work was done at The University of Michigan and Concordia Lutheran University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Seward, Nebraska, and graduate work at Western Illinois University. Pat was charter member of Park View Lutheran Church and co-founder/administrator of Share and Care Christian Preschool in Park View. She retired in 1990 following 30 years of teaching. She served her church’s denomination on the district level as teacher conference chairperson and secretary, evangelism committee member and early childhood consultant assisting a number of congregations to begin early childhood centers. Pat was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma-Alpha Eta Chapter, Bettendorf Christian Women’s Club, served 10 years as youth chairperson for the American Red Cross and was awarded the title of Outstanding Teaching of the Year in 1975. Following retirement, Pat served as a substitute teacher at the Rock Island Arsenal Child Development Center and as a substitute librarian for the Scott County Library System.

Pat’s greatest joy came from Bible reading, teaching precious students, being a prayer warrior, writing poetry, biking, traveling and spending time with her precious spouse in befriending others and leading Bible study and Prayer Services together with him at Grace Lutheran Church in DeWitt where she was a member.

In addition to her husband, Dick; a sister, Mary L. Ward; as well as nieces and nephews survive Pat.

A brother, O. Thomas Zahn, preceded Pat in death.

Visitation was at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt, from 4-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. A service of Christian burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at Grace Lutheran Church, DeWitt, with the Rev. Ron Rafferty and the Rev. Christopher Neuendorf officiating. Burial was at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Rock Island. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be designated to Grace Lutheran Church.

Raymond B. Ackerman, Jr., funeral director, 563-659-5241.

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