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“My mother always enjoyed sharing meals with Pat at Aksarben Village Retirement Home and her transition to the Memory Care Unit was made easier by Pat...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Tim and Kay Mahony - Omaha, NE

“I enjoyed a lot of good meals at Pat's table when I worked for Joe and Pat. A great growing up experience and pleasant memories working for and with...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Stephen Cronk - Springview, NE

“Terry is a tribute to her mother's good life. She makes a difference every day! Rest in peace knowing the world is better because you cared.Anita...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Anita Lymburner - West Palm Beach, FL

“I met Patricia only once when I joined her and Terry Anderson at an impromptu lunch about several years ago. I thoroughly enjoyed her wit and...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Anna Mackevicius - Omaha, NE


Patricia Ann Krieger, the third of three daughters, was born to Roscoe and Evelyn Seabury in Yarmouth, Maine, on September 7, 1931. She graduated from North Yarmouth Academy and then received her diploma in nursing from Maine General Hospital, working as a Registered Nurse.

In 1953, she was married to Joseph Krieger and to this union five children would be born. Pat worked as a nurse until the family moved to Burton, Nebraska in 1955. She assisted with the farm/ranch work and enjoyed raising her family, gardening, sewing, and was an avid reader.

When her children were grown, she completed a nursing refresher course and returned to nursing after thirty-two years away. She and Joe moved to Fort Collins, Colorado, where she worked for 10 years at the Columbine Care Center for seniors. In 1997, she retired, and they returned to the ranch. She and Joe were married 55 years. After his death, she moved to Omaha, Nebraska to be near family.

Pat passed away in Omaha, Nebraska on August 13, 2017 at the age of 85.

Pat is preceded in death by her parents, husband Joe, son Ricky, and sister Barbara Estabrook.

She is survived by her sister Marjorie Estabrook and family; daughters Betsy Maryott, Kathy (Joe) Anderson, Terry (Dennis) Anderson, and son, David; seven grandchildren, and six great-grand daughters.

Memorials are requested to St Jude's Children's Research Hospital, a favorite of Pat's.

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A Celebration of Life was held for Patricia Krieger, 85, on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. at Kotrba-Smith Funeral Home in Gregory, SD.

A memory sharing time was held by the family and friends.

Inurnment was a private family service in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Gregory, SD.

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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13