Patricia Louise Stein (known to friends and family as Pat or Patty), passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at the age of 80. She was a resident of Colorado Springs for 62 years.

Pat was born on August 31, 1941 in Bismarck, ND, one of seventeen children.

She grew up on a large farm and recalls comforting the cows during calving season. Pat loved animals of all kinds, but she especially adored the squirrels, birds, bunnies, and racoons that lived in her backyard. She always made sure to leave out food and water for them and enjoyed sitting in her favorite chair, watching the animals through the patio doors. Pat also loved dogs and owned many pups over the years, all of them deeply beloved.

Pat also loved her family and was a fierce matriarch. She always knew where everyone was and how they were doing because she believed in staying connected and she was dutiful to family. She took care of many of her nieces and nephews for years, and they remember her fondly.

Pat enlisted in the US Army upon graduating high school. Later she worked as a secretary of vital statistics at St. Francis Hospital.

A widow twice over, she married Hans R. Hoeckel on April 28, 1962. After Hans passed on November 8, 1983, she married William G. Stein, who passed on May 10, 2020, on October 17, 1987.

She is survived by her children Lisa A. Hoeckel and Hans R. Hoeckel II; her grandchildren, Ashley E. McPhee and David A. Singleton; and a great-granddaughter, Myla C. Singleton.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 2 pm at the Shrine of Remembrance at 1730 East Fountain Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80910.

Donations in Pat’s name may be made to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region at https://www.hsppr.org/donate/tribute-giving/ or to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at http://store.cmzoo.org/donate.asp?_ga=2.99045207.872224303.1659642507-227381130.1659642507

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  1. Our deepest sympathies to Aunt Patty’s family. I’m going to miss our long conversations ,we could always make each other laugh no matter what was going on. She will always be in my heart. Love her.

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