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September 2, 2012
Messenger News

Patricia Ione (Leeper) Bill, 70, of Fort Dodge passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home after a hard fought battle with cancer. The service celebrating her life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at the Gunderson Funeral Chapel. The visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. prior to the celebration of life at Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Patricia was born in Knoxville, IA on June 15, 1942 to Robert and Betty (Reidel) Leeper. She grew up and graduated from Knoxville High School. She married Duane Bill on January 8, 1962 in Des Moines, IA. The couple moved to Fort Dodge in 1970 where they made their home and raised their children. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother that loved spending time with her family above all else. After many years of working at Trinity Regional Medical Center, she retired due to her illness.

Patricia is survived by her husband Duane; her sons David, Mike, Rob (Donna) and Eric; her daughter Tricia (Greg) Dohrn; grandchildren Aaron, Joshua, Dartangan, Alexander, Jon and Kayli; her brother John Leeper and her sister Marcia Leeper. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Betty.

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In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home.



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