Patricia A. Buckholz, 84, of East Peoria, passed away peacefully at 11:56 am Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law with whom she had made her home since 2010, she was surrounded by her family.
She was born June 22, 1933 in Lowell, MI to Herman and Mildred Adgate Eefsen. She married Emory Deane Hungerford Jr. in 1954 in Oregon. She later married Lyle Buckholz in 1979 in Reno, NV. He preceded her in death on October 26, 1986. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Margaret and Barbara; and one grandson, Riley.
Surviving are four children, K. Hungerford, Sandra (Art) Johnston, Janice (Raymond) Kimeldorf, Wayne (Marcia) Hungerford; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one sister, Linda (Tom) Bull; and many nieces and nephews.
Patricia had a great sense of humor, she enjoyed any kind of needlework, sewing, quilting, reading, traveling and spending time with her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Central Illinois Chapter, 606 W Glen Ave, Peoria, IL 61614.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Inurnment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon at a later date. Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is in charge of arrangements.