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Patsy Istas

March 10, 1952 — January 13, 2024


Patsy “Pat” Lee Istas passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 13, 2024. Pat was born March 10, 1952, in Osceola, Iowa, to Arno and Helen (Burke) Graham. She grew up on a farm with her large family.


After graduating high school, Pat realized her dream of living in a big city, first in Minneapolis and then in San Francisco, working as an airline stewardess. Eventually, she moved to Loveland, Colorado, to be closer to her siblings. There, she met Richard Istas. Pat and Dick were married April 4, 1975. The couple has two children: a son, Chad, and a daughter, Krystal. Pat loved being a wife and mom.


Pat worked as a custodian for the Big Thompson School District in Loveland for many years. She loved seeing the kids every day and caring for the school grounds. After retirement, Pat and Dick traveled all over the country and, for a time, wintered in Mesa, Arizona. More recently, they had moved back to Concordia, Kansas. Pat enjoyed gardening and sharing the produce from her garden with others.


Pat is survived by her husband, Dick, her son and daughter-in-law, Chad and Catherine, of San Diego, California, and her daughter and son-in-law, Krystal and Jarrod Spilger of Grand Island, Nebraska.


Pat is also survived by three brothers, Henry (Barb), Dean (Donna), and Billy (Rhonda), and five sisters, Ruby Halliburton, Arnolene Hull, Shirley (Dennis) King, Carolyn (Don) Eblen and Betty Spire, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in

death by her parents, two brothers, Ronnie and Donnie, brothers-in-law Kenny Halliburton, Lyle Hull, and Bill Spire, and sister-in-laws Donna Graham and Vickie Graham.


A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

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