Patricia "Patty" Fankell Obituary

Patty Fankell
Patricia "Patty" Fankell

September 17, 1958 - September 29, 2014
Born in Algona, Iowa
Resided in Windsor Heights, IA
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Patricia "Patty" Fankell
Windsor Heights, formerly of Mason City

Patricia Jo Ann Fankell, 56, of Windsor Heights, passed away September 29, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center after a long illness. Memorial graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, October 17, at the Clear Lake Cemetery in Clear Lake, Iowa.

Patty was born September 17, 1958, in Algona, Iowa, daughter of Dr. Darrell D. and Ruth E. (Penney) Arnold. She graduated from Mason City High School in 1978, received her A.A. degree from Iowa Central in Fort Dodge in 1983 and her Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy from St. Mary's College in Minneapolis in 1985. Patty worked at the hospital in Albert Lea, Minnesota and Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. She married Bill Fankell on October 14, 1989, in Clear Lake and they moved to Windsor Heights in 1990 where they resided.

Patty loved to travel, garden, and was an avid animal lover. She was active in helping to raise money for the care of rescued pets. Patty's dogs Sammy, Sadie and Scout will miss her.

Patty is survived by her husband, Bill, her siblings, Penny Arnold of Windsor Heights, Mark Arnold of Calistoga, CA, Tim Holland-Davis of Columbia, SC, and David Arnold of Omaha, NE; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. Online condolences will be welcomed at





Memorial Graveside Service
Clear Lake Cemetery
Clear Lake, Iowa, IA US
Friday, October 17, 2014
11:00 AM
Clear Lake Cemetery
Clear Lake, Iowa, IA
Friday, October 17, 2014