In Memory of

Patricia A. Foley

October 6, 1935 - June 18, 2020
From: Rockwell City, IA | Originally: Sioux City, IA

Rockwell City – Patricia A. Foley 84, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll, Iowa. 

  There will be a private family service. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Palmer Swank Funeral Home is serving the family.

  Patty is survived by her children Ken (Pam) Foley of Timnath, CO, Kathy (Keith) Hiler of Rockwell City, Deb (Craig) Hiler of Rockwell City, Jim (Laurie) Foley of Gretna, NE, David (Mike Hebert) Foley of Lincoln, CA, and Gerald Douglas (Lisa) Foley of Ankeny, grandchildren and great-grandchildren Chris (Jen) Foley and their children Olivia, Saige and Izabella; Mike (Janice) Hiler and their children Warren and Samantha; Tom (Sarah) Hiler and their children Sydney, Calvin, James and Henry; Rebecca (Keith) Kmett and their children Kalina and Keaton; David (Meryl) Hiler and their children Gwenyth, Eden, and Karys; grandchildren Stacie Lada, Jacob Weakland and Benjamin Foley; Michael (Amanda) Carr and their children Kiley and Leah; Zach (Kayla) Carr and their daughter Tenley; half-sister Jean (Andy) Podraza of Algonquin, IL, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bill and Janice Engle of Yuma, AZ, and brother -in-law Norman Wiemers of Manson. She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald Eugene “Jerry” Foley in 2015, great grandson Asher Foley and her parents.

     Patricia Ann Grant was born October 6, 1935 in Sioux City, Iowa to Albin Larson and Irma Dumond and later adopted by Loyal and Elizabeth Grant.  She was raised and educated in the Rockwell City and Manson area, graduating from Manson High School with the Class of 1954.  On December 12, 1954 she was united in marriage to Gerald E. Foley at Trinity Lutheran Church in Knierim.  The couple established their home in San Antonio, TX, Portland, OR, Des Moines, Palmer, Iowa for 25 years and later Rockwell City. Patty worked as a devoted homemaker raising her 6 children in rural Palmer. In 1999, they moved into Rockwell City. 

  Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.


Monday, June 29, 2020 at 3:10 PM
“Mom - I've had several days now to grieve, but my heart is still broken. I miss you terribly, but I'm trying to focus on the joy you gave me and not the pain of losing you. I know you're with Dad now and that helps a lot. Thanking you for everything you have done for me seems woefully inadequate, yet I am truly thankful. Without your life-long guidance and your example, I would not be the person I am still becoming. I love you - always.”
- Ken Foley

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 3:33 PM
“Dear Dave and Mike,
We hope that your memories bring comfort as you remember the love. As you mourn the loss, may you also celebrate her life.
- Martha and Maggie

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 3:13 PM
“Dave and Mike,
Sending our deepest condolences and love. Nothing prepares us for these times but know you are loved and you now have the most beautiful guardian angel watching over you and your adventures. ”
- Christina Duran

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 11:09 AM
“Dave and Mike
We are very sorry about the loss of your beloved mum. Virtual hugs to you both and condolences to your family. We love you!”
- Lesley and Phong

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 9:45 AM
“Dave and Mike,

We are so very sorry for the loss of your mom. We are sending our deepest condolences and love as you go through this time. We love you ”
- Jason & Brooke

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 7:45 AM
“Dave and Mike,
So very sorry for the loss of your Mom.
Hugs and prayers to you both and all the family.
May she rest in eternal peace!
Connie and Paul”
- Connie Nordhues and Paul Bieber

Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 1:47 PM
“Ken and Pam, we are very sorry for your loss. With sincere condolences.”
- Nancy Keller-Bonde

Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 7:10 AM
“Im so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Remember your many memories. Hugs! Sympathsies to you and your family.”
- Shelly Teague

Friday, June 19, 2020 at 9:33 PM
“So very sorry to hear of Patty’s enjoyed my visits with her while residing at Golden Buckle Apts..Loved her smile..she was a gentle soul..Thoughts and prayers extended to her family..”
- Jeanette Buse-Schoon

Friday, June 19, 2020 at 8:46 PM
“We were sorry to learn of your family's loss. While we were not acquainted with her we know, as family on the Hiler side, how much family means to you all. We are actually traveling/camping so will take this opportunity to extend our thoughts and prayers to all the Hiler cousins and the entire Foley family.”
- Ron & Judy Langgin

Friday, June 19, 2020 at 8:42 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
So sorry for your loss.
Cathy McIntire and Katie Jorgenson Fester”
- Cathy McIntire

Friday, June 19, 2020 at 4:00 PM
“Our sympathies to your families. May she Rest In Peace”
- Marilyn & Ron Thompson

Friday, June 19, 2020 at 1:29 PM
“So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. May your memories comfort you during this difficult time.”
- Ron & Kathy Johnson

Friday, June 19, 2020 at 1:24 PM
“I was so sorry to hear about your loss. Your Mom was very special to our family! Hugs and prayers for Peace and love during this difficult time. ”
- Carol Flickinger

Friday, June 19, 2020 at 1:13 PM
“So sorry to hear your mom passed away. I have ALOT of fun memories of your mom and dad... from being their flower girl to seeing them at Dort and Wayne’s and babysitting. Hugs and prayers to the family”
- Sherry Cates

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