Patricia Littrel

Feb 18, 2018


11:00 am Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Locke Funeral Home. 
1519 West 4th Street, Waterloo, Iowa 50702


10:00 to 11:00 am on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Locke Funeral Home. 


Hudson Cemetery, Hudson, IA, on Saturday, March 3, 2018.


In lieu of flowers, you may direct memorials to the family who will give to Hudson Educational Fund for college scholarships.


Patricia L. Littrel, 82, of Hudson, passed on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo, of kidney cancer.

Patricia was born on April 4, 1935, in Minneapolis, MN, the daughter of Charles and Anastasia Doughan-Durnin.

Patricia was united in marriage to Ward L. Littrel on May 8, 1954, in Minneapolis. He preceded her in death on March 20, 2016.

Patricia graduated from high school in Albert Lea, MN, in 1953.

Patricia worked as an account clerk for UNI in the business office for 24 years until retiring in 1990.

Patricia was member of St. Mary’s Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Eagle Center. She was a lifetime member of AmVets Auxiliary. In 1995, she was awarded as the Iowa Auxiliary Member of the Year and, in 2001, the Governor’s Volunteer Award. She coordinated Meals on Wheels for 20 years and the Hudson Senior Meal Program and was a Girl Scout Leader for 10 years. For many years she crocheted caps, afghans, and shawls for the Hospice Home and Iowa Vets Homes. She enjoyed making quilts for her family and canning jellies and jams.

Patricia is preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, Kenneth Littrel, a daughter, Jeanene Cummings, a brother, Charles “Bud” Durnin, Jr., and three sisters, Ella Mae Gorman, Betty Filipiak, and Audrey Jewett.

Patricia is survived by, a daughter, Teresa (Tom) Peachee of California, a son, David Littrel of Waterloo; six grandchildren, Joshua Cummings, Stevie Marie (Luke) Anderson, Jared Peachee, Ashley (Steven) Tyre, Chyanne Peachee, and Brock Peachee; five great-grandchildren, Brenna, Mia, and Logan Escobedo, and Waylon and Westin Tyre; a sister, Barbara Lewis of Minneapolis, MN; and a son-in-law, Robert Cummings of Marion.

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  1. H Eubanks | Feb 21, 2018
    Today, I learned that your family is mourning the loss of your beloved Patricia. Please accept my condolences and be assured that almighty God is certainly aware of your painful feelings. May God comfort and sustain you to get through this day and others to come (Isa 41:13). Wishing your family all the best at this most difficult period.

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