KINGSLEY, Iowa — Funeral services for Patricia “Pat” Montange, 77, Kingsley, Iowa, were March 8, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Kingsley, with Msgr. Mark Duchaine officiating.
Burial was in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation, and a scripture wake service and rosary, were Thursday, all at the Rohde Funeral Home, Kingsley. Pat died March 2, 2019, from cancer, at Colonial Manor, Randolph. Patricia “Pat” was born Aug. 10, 1941, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Fred A. and Antoinette M. (Sengir) McGuire. She grew up in LeSueur, Minn., graduating from LeSueur High School in 1960. After high school, she attended a technical college, where she learned to be a telephone operator. After that, she married Keith M. Berg. The couple had two sons, Courtney and Jason Berg. Patricia later met Levern Montange, while she was manager at the Palmer House Restaurant, Sioux City, Iowa. They were married Nov. 9, 1991, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Neptune, Iowa. Patricia and Levern made their home outside of Kingsley, where they lived many happy years together. Levern died July 9, 2018, after which, Pat continued to live at their home until health issues forced her to make other arrangements.
Pat worked numerous jobs, but the most-loved work for her was being a volunteer for Hospice of Siouxland, where she touched many lives and many lives were blessed by her gentleness and kindness. She was a devoted mother, wife, sister and grandmother. Her grandchildren were the world to her and she to them.
Pat was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church at Neptune until it was closed. She and Levern then became members at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Kingsley. Pat is survived by two sons, Courtney Berg and fiancé, Jennifer Schaefer, Laurel, and granddaughters, Keersten, Kylie and Kienna Berg; and Jason and wife, Heather Berg, Osmond, and grandsons Jordan, Jared and Jack Berg; a sister, Maureen Martin, LeSueur, Minn.; a brother, Pete McGuire, Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews. Pat was preceded in death by her parents; husband Levern; a brother, Fred McGuire; and a sister, Barbara Monopoli.