Patrick Warren Marzen, 44, of North Liberty, died unexpectedly Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011. Funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 23 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Iowa City, with Father John Spiegel officiating.
Patrick was born Sept. 7, 1966, in Charles City, the son of Kenneth and Rose (Naumann) Marzen. He was raised in Nashua, and was a 1985 graduate of Nashua High School. Following high school, Patrick attended the University of Northern Iowa, where he went on to earn his B.A. and M.A. degrees, graduating in 1992. In 1994, Patrick accepted a position with NCS Pearson and continued his employment with the company for over 17 years, most recently as a site manager.
Patrick was a person who was full of life. He loved talking with people and was willing to lend a hand whenever necessary. He was a very determined person who had many strong convictions. Patrick enjoyed buying tools, woodworking, hunting, going to garage sales, playing cards and pulling practical jokes on people. Most importantly, Patrick loved his family and truly embraced being a dad.
He was a loving husband, father, brother and uncle and one who always tried to make the most out of life.
Survivors include his wife, Susan (Deutmeyer); and their three sons, Luke, Jacob and William, all at home in North Liberty; five brothers, Phil of Maquoketa, Greg of Durham, N.C., Dan (Jeri) of Grinnell, Dean (Kim) of Charles City and Doug of Iowa City; and three sisters, Carmel (Myron “Pete” Hall of Cedar Falls, Connie (Pat) Tapp of Nashua and Kathy (Tim) Beckler of Tipton. Patrick is also survived by several nieces and nephews and all of his loving relatives on Susan’s side of the family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Dianne Marzen and Rebecca Marzen.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to The Patrick Marzen Memorial Fund.
Online condolences and memories may be left for the family at www.lensingfuneral.com  under obituaries.