Clarice "Pat" Griffin
07/25/1930 - 11/26/2021
Obituary for Clarice "Pat" Griffin
Pat Griffin, 91, of Perry, IA passed away Friday, November 26, 2021 at Perry Lutheran Homes Kings Garden. Graveside services will be held at Violet Hill Cemetery at a later date.
Clarice “Pat” Lance was born July 25, 1930 in Cloquet, Minnesota, the daughter of Hartvick and Margaret (Schneider) Lance. She grew up and attended schools in MN. Pat married Lamar “Johnnie” Griffin on January 9, 1956 in Duluth, MN.
Pat has been a Perry resident since moving here from Hubbard, IA in 1972. She worked for 22 years at the Woodward State Hospital School until her retirement. Pat worked in housekeeping and also as a supervisor.
Pat enjoyed being a grandparent volunteer for the Perry Day Care Center. She loved country music and dancing, card playing and car trips with her family and friends. Pat was an avid Bible reader and enjoyed listening to hymns. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Whelchel of Perry, IA; a brother, David Lance of Valley Center, CA; a sister, Mary Ortiz of Phoenix, AZ; four grandchildren, Clarissa (Smith) Miller, Spencer Smith, Wyatt Whelchel (Melissa), Grant Whelchel (Ally) and two great grandchildren Zaden and Ava Miller. Preceding Pat in death were her parents, husband in 1976, one son, John in infancy, one brother, Raymond Lance, one sister, Marie Hennagir, and son in law, Jason Whelchel.
Memorials, in Pat’s name, will be directed to the family. They may be sent to Murdock Funeral Home..
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