Pamela J. Passow, age 61, of Fort Dodge, died on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at Crestview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Webster City.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 10:30AM in the chapel at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home in Fort Dodge. There will be a family burial at St. James Cemetery in Clare at a later date. Visitation will take place on Monday, December 2, 2019 at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the Alzheimer's Association.
Pamela (Pam) Passow, the daughter of Donald and Corrine Passow of Clare, Iowa, was born on March 23, 1958 in Fort Dodge. She attended Northwest Webster Community Schools graduating in 1976. She attended Iowa Central College and subsequently worked for a brief time in the office at Iowa Beef Packing (IBP) in Fort Dodge. She went on to work in the Webster County Attorney's office for 34 years serving as Office Manager until the time of her retirement on August 2, 2011.
Pam had one daughter in 1984, Lindsey Purcell, with Randy Purcell of Goldfield. Pam met Randy in 1983 and had a long relationship with him. Most recently, Pam lived in Fort Dodge with her significant other of nearly 18 years, Jim Reed. They lived on an acreage west of town where Pam enjoyed working in the yard, feeding the birds and caring for their cats Buddy, Beaner, Brownie and Toner. Pam loved animals, attending concerts, dining out and traveling. She will be remembered by those who knew her as a kind, gentle, loving person who considered everyone she met a friend.
Pam is survived by her significant other, Jim Reed of Fort Dodge, daughter Lindsey Purcell of Fort Dodge, brothers: Tim "Swede" (Maetha) Passow of Fort Dodge; Don "JR" (Barb) Passow of Clare, Iowa; Mike "Chico" (Jackie Nelson) Passow of Fort Dodge, Iowa; Steve (Dodi) Passow of Kansas City, Missouri; Dennis Passow of Euless, Texas.
Pam was preceded in death by her parents, Donald Passow and Corrine Passow of Clare, Iowa.
"I am so deeply sorry to hear of Pam?s passing! Growing up with her daughter Lindsey, Pam was like a second mom to me. She was such a loving and fun person to talk to. She had the best laugh. It?s one I will never forget. Pam will always be a huge part of my childhood and left a lasting impression on my life and my heart. So much of my parenting philosophy came from how I witnessed her relationship with her daughter. Lindsey, I love you sweetheart and even though I am far away in miles my heart is with you. Thinking of you and all of her family. "
"Jr and Barb. My deepest sympathy in the loss of your sister Pam. God Bless in my prayers to family "
"Mike, Tim and all the family... so sorry to read of Pam?s passing. You are in my prayers. Take care, LuAnn Martin Nunn"
"So very sorry to hear about Pam. She was a great girl ,friend and cousin. We will not be able to come to Iowa. But Pam will be in our prayers ?? ? Along with you boys. God bless her ."
"Pam was an awesome lady. I thoroughly enjoyed knowing her, while we worked at the LEC. She was so much fun,and we had many laugh-filled talks. Condolences to for family. Gone too soon. "