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Patience M. Hewitt

October 7, 2016
Reinbeck Courier

Patience M. Hewitt, 61, of Steamboat Rock, Iowa went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Grundy County Long Term Care in Grundy Center, Iowa. A visitation was held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at French-Hand Funeral Home in Reinbeck, Iowa. A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Reinbeck, Iowa with Reverend Joel Love officiating. Burial followed at Westview Cemetery in La Porte City, Iowa. Memorial contributions can be made to the Black Hawk County Relay For Life Team (Feet of Hope) in memory of Patience. Online condolences may be made to the Hewitt family at

Patience Marilee Karsjens, daughter of Donald and Marjorie Renken Karsjens was born on September 8, 1955 in Waterloo, Iowa. She received her education in Parkersburg, Iowa where she graduated from Parkersburg High School. Patience attended Buena Vista University where she earned her Bachelor's Degree. On February 14, 1975, she married LuDean Johnson at the First Congregational Church in Parkersburg, Iowa. The couple later divorced. On July 2, 2011, she married Charles Hewitt Jr. at the First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Patience was a chaplain for many years at both Iowa Hospice and at Allen Hospital in Waterloo. Most recently she had been the church organist at Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Reinbeck, Iowa. Patience enjoyed baking, gardening, singing and playing both the organ and piano. She especially loved spending time with her family.

Survivors include her loving husband, Charles Hewitt of Steamboat Rock; sons, Nathaniel (Bridget) Johnson of Solon, Gabriel (Brittany) Johnson of Waterloo, Isaiah Johnson of Steamboat Rock; two grandchildren, Alannah Mahoney and Caleb Johnson; her mother, Marjorie Karsjens of Aplington and her brother, Prentice (Julie) Karsjens also of Aplington.

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Patience was preceded in death by her father, Donald Karsjens and both her maternal and paternal grandparents.



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