Patricia was born Nov. 17, 1952 in Cherokee to Clifford and Ruby Wetherell.She married Richard Schulenburg in 1973 and moved to Des Moines in 1976. She worked in the mental health industry for all of her adult life - originally called Northwest Hospital, then Charter Hospital, and finally Mercy Franklin Center, Pat remained a fixture at the same location for over 30 years, through all its ownership iterations. She also spent many years as an avid crafter. She sold her wares in Des Moines and northwest Iowa with her sister Delores under the name "The Button Box".
Pat is survived by her husband, Richard Schulenburg of Des Moines; a son and daughter- in - law, Jeremy and Elizabeth Schulenburg of Des Moines;a sister and brother in law, Delores and Darrell Swanson of Spirit Lake; a sister Peg Wetherell of Spencer; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends she considered to be family.She will also be survived by twin grandchildren, who are to be born in October.