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Pat (Henderson) Bartenhagen

October 14, 1938 ~ June 14, 2022 (age 83)


Patricia “Pat” A. Bartenhagen, 83, of Muscatine, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family.   Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 10:30 A.M. at Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services, Muscatine.  Following the services, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Island United Methodist Church.  Visitation for Pat will be held on Monday, June 20, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials may be directed to the Island United Methodist Church in Pat’s name.  Sympathy notes may be left for the family at

Patricia Henderson was born on October 14, 1938, in Muscatine, Iowa, the daughter of Laurel “Buck” Allen and Margaret Violet (Belleck) Henderson.  She graduated with the class of 1956 from Muscatine High School.  On September 10, 1956, Pat was united in marriage to Leroy Bartenhagen at the Island United Methodist Church.  Pat was a member of the Island United Methodist Church and had worked for the McKee Button Company for over 20 years.  She enjoyed collecting Mickey Mouse items, reading, walking, knitting, doing cross-stitch and quilting at church.  She loved flowers, her Jack Russell and spending time with her family.

Pat will be deeply missed by her husband, Leroy of Muscatine; daughters, Lynn Bartenhagen, Michele (Bob) Nowak and Suzanne (Tom, Jr.) McCleary all of Muscatine; eight grandchildren, Emily (Mark) Yerington, Nicholas (Brittany) Nowak, Alex (Rylee) Nowak, Lucas (Madison) Nowak, Morgan Nowak, Savannah McCleary, Michael McCleary and Benjemen McCleary; eight great-grandchildren, Carter and Avery Yerington, Charlie, Blake, Lane and Drew Nowak, Akira and Adelaide Bartenhagen and her beloved dog, Archie. 

Pat was preceded in death by her parents; in-laws, Harold and Bernice Bartenhagen; siblings, Ronald Henderson and Judi Goddard and step-siblings, Larry Henderson and Joyce Henderson. 

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