Patricia Earline Korthals, 82, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at her residence in Geneseo. Cremation rites were accorded and a memorial service will be planned for a later date. Memorials may be written to the Patricia Korthals Memorial Fund and forwarded to Vandemore Funeral Home and Crematory, Geneseo. Memorials will be distributed to a cancer association of the family’s choice.

Patricia Earline Korthals, 82, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at her residence in Geneseo. Cremation rites were accorded and a memorial service will be planned for a later date. Memorials may be written to the Patricia Korthals Memorial Fund and forwarded to Vandemore Funeral Home and Crematory, Geneseo. Memorials will be distributed to a cancer association of the family’s choice.

Patricia, daughter of Earl and Anna (Olsen) Anderson, was born August 30, 1936 in Andover. On November 16, 1952, she married William Carl Korthals Jr. from Geneseo. They had four daughters and two sons and lived in Geneseo, both rural and in town, through the years. Patricia was a devoted mother and homemaker. She was most proud of her family, and was a loving grandmother to her seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Patricia enjoyed gardening, canning and watching her grandchildren participate in showing their horses. She had a fondness for raising goats, and gained great satisfaction in selling fresh goat’s milk. She especially cherished preparing family and holiday meals and the joy of bringing her family together. Patricia was strong in her Christian faith and enjoyed showing her faith through her large collection of angels that she had collected in her home over many years.

Patricia will be remembered as a caring and compassionate person to family and friends.

Survivors include her husband, William of Kewanee; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Patrick Patten of Auburn, California and Beverly and Scott Nelson of Atkinson; son, Robert Korthals of Geneseo; seven grandchildren, Thomas (Jennifer) and Timothy Sawyer, Jennier (Michael) Cottrell, Izaak (Allison) Patten, Elizabeth and Sarah Korthals, and Seth Nelson; eight great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Korthals was preceded in death by two daughters, Gloria Korthals Rhodes and Trisha Korthals Edwards; one son, Kenneth Korthals; her parents, Earl and Anna; two sisters and five brothers.