Patricia Bunch, 80

Patricia Bunch, 80, of Marshalltown passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017, at The Bickford House in Marshalltown, Iowa.

Funeral services are at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, at Anderson Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 25, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., also at the funeral home. For condolences or questions, please visit:

Patty Bunch was born on September 7, 1936. She was the loving daughter of Merrill and Jean Kimberlin, loyal and devoted wife of Fred Bunch, sister and best friend to Sharon Berg and the world’s greatest mother to Kathy Bair and John Bunch.

As a lifelong community member, her journey spanned the sock hop years as a Bobcat, waitressing at the family-owned Kim’s Drive-In, working beside Fred at Western Manufacturing, protector of the art of casserole making, celebrated shopper-of-the-year at Younkers Department Store, and named one of “Iowa’s greatest brownie makers” by her grandchildren.

Her legacy lives on through the grandchildren and great grandchildren she worshipped: Amanda Bair, Amy Bair, Lauren Bunch, Sophie Bunch, Lili Bunch, Winifred Bunch, Emma Bair, Alec Sivertsen and Scarlett Lee. Her devotion to her husband and family has paved a path that is clear and bright for all of us to follow.