Patricia Froning

Patricia Froning



Patricia N. Froning, 82, of Hazleton, Iowa died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 at Grandview Health Care Center in Oelwein, Iowa.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 4, at First Baptist Church in Oelwein with Pastor Dave Byrd officiating.

Interment was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, rural Oelwein.

Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be given in Patricia’s name to First Baptist Church, Hazleton School Museum, or Mended Hearts of the Cedar Valley.

Online obituary is at

Patricia Nadine Bridges was born on Nov. 17, 1935 in Carthage, Mo., the daughter of Fred Cecil and Katherine Dorothy (Hughson) Bridges. 

She graduated from Hazleton High School in Hazleton, Iowa in 1954 and from Cosmetology School in Waterloo, Iowa in 1955. 

Pat married Loyd William Froning on May 8, 1955 at First Baptist Church in Oelwein, Iowa.

She was a hairstylist for 53 years, owning and operating Pat’s Beauty Shop in Hazleton and later working at Cardin’s Beauty Shop in Oelwein, retiring in 2008. 

Pat was a member of First Baptist Church, where she held numerous offices.  

She was also a member of the Cosmetology Association of Iowa for 52 years, Hazleton Commercial Club, Hazleton Housing Corporation, Hazleton School Museum, Buchanan County Tourism, Mended Hearts of the Cedar Valley, Hazleton Veterans Park, and neighborhood coffee groups in Hazleton.  

Pat enjoyed reading, collecting recipes, flowers and embroidery.

Pat is survived by her son, James Froning of Little Rock, Ark.; her daughter, Joylyn Steinfadt of Atkins; two grandchildren, Cathrine Steinfadt (Kurt) Martinson of Haysville, Kan., and George Steinfadt of Atkins; a stepgrandson, Brent Parker of West Union; two foster grandchildren, Adriana Schults and Alex Schults, both of Little Rock, Ark.; a sister, Phyllis (LaVerne) Lentz of Aurora, Iowa; a brother, Darrel (Pat) Bridges of Bondurant, Iowa; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on July 8, 2014; and two brothers, Charles Robert Bridges in infancy and Delbert Bridges.          41u41



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