Cover photo for Patricia Groseclose's Obituary
Patricia Groseclose Profile Photo
1947 Patricia 2022

Patricia Groseclose

November 13, 1947 — May 30, 2022

Patricia Ann Wynne (Sweigart) Groseclose 74 of Jordan, MN passed peacefully in her sleep on May 30, 2022, after a long battle with depression, diabetes, Lewy Body Dementia, and Parkinson Disease.

Patty Ann was born on Nov 13th, 1947 in Ft. Knox, Kentucky to Ray and Gertrude (Owen) Wynne of Dunkerton, IA.  Being a military kid, Patty Ann lived in many places including Kentucky, Iowa, and Arkansas.

She joined the Navy as a yeoman in communication, stationed in Florida where she met Clarence Sweigart, who was also in the Navy.  They married in 1968 and continued in the military primarily in Florida and Mississippi, where they had their child, Shari Aliza.  After being a newspaper journalist in the Navy, Patty pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Arts from the University of North Florida.  After divorcing in 1978, she moved to Phoenix, Arizona to be near her mother, and built a home on the West side of Phoenix. In Phoenix, she worked for Sun Publishing Company, then as the Print Shop Manager at Grand Canyon College (until she retired).  She attended First Southern Baptist of Phoenix where she met Richard Groseclose, and they married in 1980.  With Richard's 5 kids and Patty's one they became the Brady Bunch.  Since Richard was a travel agent, they had the opportunity to travel.  Her most memorable trips were to Australia, New Zealand, a European tour, and their trip to Israel.  After the death of her mother, Patty retired and got involved with a quilting club, while working part-time at a sewing machine and repair shop that had fabrics on site. Richard passed just before their 26th wedding anniversary, and soon after, she moved to Minnesota with her daughter.

Now, after battling her diseases lay Patty and Richard to rest on their 42nd wedding anniversary in Dunkerton, IA in the family plot.

Patty Ann loved sewing, quilting, antiquing, bowling, and enjoyed watch British comedies on the BBC and PBS.

Services will be June 27, 2022 at Friendship Church in Prior Lake, MN, visitation is at 1pm followed by the service at 2pm with food to follow.

Interment will be June 28, 2022 at Fairview/Lester Cemetery in Dunkerton, IA at 2pm.

Survived by her daughter Shari (Sweigart) Schmit (Dennis) grandkids Logan, Kurt, Shirley, and Meraposa, Shari's father Clarence Sweigart, step-children, David (Valerie) Wilson, Lisa (Eric) Feinblatt, Michael Groseclose, and Scott (Lindsay) Groseclose, 11 step-grandchildren and 10 great step-grandchildren.

Patty Ann is preceded in death husband Richard Groseclose, her parents and grandparents, Wayne Wynne (brother), her step-son Steven Groseclose, and step-granddaughter Chloe Groseclose.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Patricia Groseclose, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, June 27, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Memorial Service

Monday, June 27, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Fairview-Lester Cemetery

Co Rd 54, Dunkerton, IA 50626

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 48

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree