Patricia “Pat” Ann (McGinnis) Manske


Sept. 30, 1933 – Oct. 30, 2018


A funeral service for Pat was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the First United Methodist Church in Algona. Visitation was from 11 to 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Burial was held at Riverview Cemetery, Algona.

Patricia “Pat” Ann (McGinnis) Manske was born in Algona, IA on September 30, 1933, only child of Gilbert and Mabel Ann Marie (Thelin) Hargreaves. She attended country school in her younger years and later graduated from Algona High School. Following high school she worked a short time as a telephone operator. She also worked as a teacher’s aid as her kids were growing up.

On November 27, 1951, she was united in marriage to Richard “Dick” McGinnis at First United Methodist Church in Algona. Together they raised four children, Sue, Mike, Jan, and Jeff. She was a great wife and mother. Pat lost her husband, Richard, in 2000.

Pat found joy in golfing, cross-country skiing, knitting, sewing, and traveling. Many have fond memories of her always smiling and laughing.  She was never known to say a bad thing about anyone.  Pat had a deep-rooted love for her family and friends.

She married her life-long friend, Bill Manske, in 2008.

Pat passed on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 at the Morningstar Senior Living in Littleton, Colo. at the age of 85.

Pat is survived by her children, Sue (Dave) Isebrands of Wagner, S.D., Mike (Jeanne) McGinnis of Morrison, Colo., Jan Alabart of Littleton, Colo., and Jeff (Chris) McGinnis of Buena Vista, Colo.; grandchildren, Tonia (Carson) Bock, Jennifer Caldwell-Isebrands, Jeremiah (Christina) Isebrands, Megan (Lily) McGinnis, Myles McGinnis, Jesslynn Alabart, Jordan Alabart, Jonnica Alabart, Hayden McGinnis, and Sage McGinnis;  and great-granddaughter, Katelyn.

Preceding her in death are her parents, first husband, Richard McGinnis, second husband, Bill Manske, and grandson-in-law, Shawn Caldwell.

Online condolences may be left at


Kossuth County Advance

14 E. Nebraska St.

Algona, IA 50511  

Phone: (515) 295-3535

Fax: (515) 295-7217

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