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Patrick L. Conway 1958-2016

Jan 19, 2016

SIOUX CITY — Patrick L. Conway, 57, of Sioux City passed away at home, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, after a 4-year courageous battle with cancer.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, with Pat’s uncle, the Rev. Laurence Burns, and the Rev. Roger Linnan officiating.

Burial will be in Logan Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.

Patrick Leo was born June 26, 1958, in Emmetsburg, the son of Leo and Arlene (Burns) Conway. In 1977, he graduated from Emmetsburg High School, where he was active in all sports. He continued his education at the University of South Dakota, graduating with a degree in accounting. Following graduation in 1981, he moved to Sioux City.

On Nov. 5, 1983, he married Mary L. Wendt in Marcus. Together they raised three children, Bridget, Emily and James. Pat worked for the last 26 years at U.P.S. and retired due to his health.

Pat was a longtime member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. He was a lector for many years and was a member of the 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus. Pat also had a special devotion to the Carmelite Monastery. He did volunteer work at Holy Spirit Retirement Home. In earlier years, Pat enjoyed coaching and watching baseball and going to his kids’ activities.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; three children and their spouses, Bridget and Mathew Macziewski of Sioux City, Emily and Chris Daugaard of Sioux Falls, S.D., and James and Stephanie Conway of Vermillion, S.D.; three grandchildren, Kyan, Kendall and Evelyn Macziewski; parents, Leo and Arlene Conway of Emmetsburg; father-in-law, Francis Wendt of Remsen; three sisters and their husbands, Kathy and John O’Malley, Jeanne and Tony Sambol and Molly and Tim Sprakel, all of Omaha, NE; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, James and Gertrude Burns; paternal grandparents, Leo and Nelle Conway; and mother-in-law, Phyllis Wendt.

Pallbearers will be Doug Rowbury, Andy King, Brady King, Nate Wendt, Max Sprakel, Josh Sambol, Jeremy Sambol and Will Sprakel. Honorary pallbearers will be the Emmetsburg High School class of 1977.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Trinity Heights in Sioux City, Iowa, for a memorial plaque in Pat’s name.

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