Patricia “Pat/Patti” Ann Jaetzold 

Published 8:41 am Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Loved and cherished by all, she was known by Pat, Patti, and Nannie. A unique God-fearing lady of impeccable faith and character, Pat had a beautiful smile that was her trademark to the very end. She was an avid cook and could bake delectable lip-smack’n desserts and sweets to everyone’s delight, such that she became the “kitchen queen” and her home became her castle. She loved having her “brood” gather at the house to enjoy one of her big dinners and she was instrumental over many years enjoying family and friends while on vacation at Crystal Beach, Texas.

Born on July 7, 1941, in Port Arthur, Texas, Pat spent her teenage years growing up and being educated in that area. She was a licensed beauty operator and operated but a short time when she married Calvin Jaetzold on Dec. 21, 1959, her husband of near 65 years. They moved with his job to several Texas towns before settling in the Lake Charles area in 1978 and have been here ever since and currently reside in Carlyss.

During the early years when rearing her three children, Pat took great pride in her family and followed her sons to countless sporting events and various church activities. She made certain that she accompanied her daughter to various school activities and was active as a Girl Scout leader. Pat was active in her church St. John Lutheran Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher, in Ladies Aid, regularly attended Adult Bible Study and weekly Sunday services. She help coordinate many of the annual fundraiser “rummage sales” to help fund other church projects. She dearly loved antique shopping especially her trips to Fredricksburg, Texas. And to top off her social calendar she immensely enjoyed gathering with the “gang” of close friends to cook, party, and socialize and seasonally attend McNeese football games. Pat retired from JC Penneys following 26 years of service.

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Pat leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Calvin and three children. Two sons, Trent and Spencer Jaetzold and her daughter Candace Weidner and husband, Glenn, along with her sister, Mary Stewart. She has seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren along with numerous nephews and nieces. Most of her “brood” lives in the immediate area.

Those who proceeded Pat in death were her parents, Arthur and Gloria Goodman; four brothers, James Bennett, Shelly Walker, Arthur Goodman, and Jesse Goodman.

The family extends their special thanks and gratitude to Harbor House Hospice and the nurses and aides for their excellent compassionate care, plus the professional and attentive loving care provided daily by Ruthie Jones.

Services will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at St. John Lutheran Church, 600 University Dr., Lake Charles.

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. with the service beginning at 2:30 p.m. and internment will be at Consolata Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research, Bright Focus Foundation, 22512 Gateway Center Dr., Clarksburg, MD 20871.

Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.johnsonfuneral