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Patricia "Pat" Ann (Schroeder) Cayton, age 88 passed away peacefully on June 13, 2022 at the Western Home, Martin Suites Center in Cedar Falls.

Service of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, June 17, 2022 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Vinton, Iowa, with Pastor Stephen Preus officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until time of service at the church. Interment will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton.

Patricia Ann Schroeder was born in her grandparents' home in Ossian, Iowa on April 21, 1934. She was the daughter of Elliott and Thema (Mosby) Schroeder. On October 25, 1951 she married Richard "Rick" Cayton in Postville, Iowa. They had six children, Ricky, Mark, Denise, Kevin, Diana, and James.

Her "Mom-Work" life included being a homemaker and raising five children in the communities of Postville, Iowa; Norfolk, Virginia; Maquoketa, Iowa; Preston, Iowa; Whittemore, Iowa; LaPorte City, Iowa; Wilton, Iowa and finally retiring in Vinton, Iowa as Rick's Navy career and employment necessitated the family move multiple times.

Her career-work life included Directing and Managing the Senior Dining Center in LaPorte City, Iowa for 2 years. Directing and Managing the Senior Community Center in Wilton, Iowa for 15years. Cook and kitchen assistant at Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School for 10 years.

Her most precious time however was time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Pat's home was the "summer camp" for many of her grandchildren through their 'growing upyears'. Pat was also an avid lover of Cardinals and bonafide "Chocoholic"!

She is preceded in death by her parents, Elliott and Thema Schroeder, her husband, "Rick" andinfant son, Ricky Jay; Parents of Rick Cayton; Orange Carey Cayton, Grace (Jeglum/Cayton)and Ted Anderson.

She is survived by her brother, Robert (Olga) Schroeder, her five children, Mark (Tracy) Cayton, Denise (Tom) Mettner, Kevin (Betty) Cayton, Diana Cayton, James (Kris)Cayton, 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren.

Online condolences: www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com

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Cora Hinz June 15, 2022, 8:33 am SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS! MAY GOD BE WITH YOU IN YOUR TIME OF GRIEF.
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