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Patrick John O'Brien


Patrick John O'Brien, 67, of Parnell, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Pat was born Oct. 8, 1950, in Williamsburg, Iowa, to Bert and Anne (Collins) O'Brien. He graduated from Williamsburg High School, Class of 1968, and attended St. Ambrose University. On June 19, 1976, Pat was united in marriage
to Jerlynn Ann Donohoe at St. Michael's Parish in Holbrook, Iowa.
Pat was a quiet man who left a large imprint on everyone who knew him. He had been employed by the Parnell Elevator, Jim Marten Trucking and Marengo Ready Mix. He was a devoted postal carrier at the Cedar Rapids Post Office for almost 30 years.
He is survived by his wife, Jerlynn of Parnell; two sons, Joshua O'Brien of Montezuma and David O'Brien of Des Plaines, Ill.; a daughter, Cecilia O'Brien of Hiawatha; three sisters, Joyce (John) Wedlock of St. Louis, Mo., Janet (Bill) Denton of West Des Moines and Jerri (Don) Moeller of Davenport; and his in-laws, Peg (Dwight) Gildemeister of Williamsburg, Mary Donohoe of Holbrook, Carolyn (Dale) Martens of Conroy, Deb (Paul) Thompson of Conrad and Bill Donohoe of Holbrook.
He was preceded by his parents; an infant daughter Erin Kathleen; sisters, Sr. Joanne O'Brien CHM, and Jeanne and husband, Bill Burlage; father and mother-in-law, Jerry and Kathy Donohoe; brothers-in-law, Tom Donohoe and Pat Donohoe; and a sister-in-law, Lynette Donohoe.
Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Williamsburg. Father David Wilkening will preside. A private family burial will be held at a later date in St. Michael's Cemetery in Holbrook. Visitation will be held 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. There will be a prayer service at 4 p.m.
Memorials are for the family's wishes.
Messages and tributes maybe left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.