Independence – Patricia A. Zerba, 83 years old, of Independence , Iowa , died on Thursday, February 21, 2019 , at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home in Strawberry Point , Iowa . She was born on May 4, 1935 , in Waterloo , Iowa , the daughter of Earl Leonard and Nellie Grace (Hanks) Tyler. She graduated from high school in Quasqueton , Iowa , with the Class of 1954. On May 25, 1954 , she and Lawrence Guy Zerba were married at the First Presbyterian Church in Independence . He preceded her in death in 2017. Mrs. Zerba cared for her family wherever they lived and enjoyed time spent with family and friends.
Mrs. Zerba is survived by 1 daughter, Nellie (Robert) Harn of Oelwein , Iowa , 1 son, Larry Zerba, Jr., of Australia, 2 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, and 2 sisters, Petty Fry of Ames, Iowa, and Dixie (John) Eschen of Independence, Iowa.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, 4 sisters, and 5 brothers.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019 , at the White Funeral Home in Independence . Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence . Friends may call for visitation from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 3rd, at the funeral home. On line condolences may be left at www.White-MtHope.com.