Patricia A. Rolsten, 78, of Van Wert passed away at 4:39 PM on June 15, 2020 at Van Wert Health. She was born on August 16, 1941, in Van Wert, to the late Glenn and Goldie (Bell) Finkhousen.
A 1959 graduate of Van Wert High School, Pat went on to earn her Nursing Certification from the Northwest Texas Hospital Nursing Program.
On July 31, 1981, Pat married the love of her life, Tim Rolsten. Together they shared many wonderful years.
Pat retired as an LPN having worked for Dr. Walters, Dr. Lautzenheiser and for Van Wert Manor. In addition to nursing, Pat helped Tim work the farm. She was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a former member of the Elks Lodge. Pat enjoyed attending the Tincaps games, Crestview Basketball games as well as going camping, riding snowmobiles and watching NASCAR. She also loved her time spend with Tim in Branson, Missouri.
Pat will be remembered for her firecracker personality, her love of her family, and for fighting until the end.
She is survived by her husband, Tim Rolsten of Van Wert; sons: Robert (Renee) McGough of Paulding; Joe McGough of Van Wert; Kevin (Sharla) McGough of Van Wert; Rodney (Jennifer) McGough of Plain City; stepson, Mark (Allison) Rolsten of Highlands Ranch, CO; sisters: Virginia Moysey of Plain City; Ruth Ellen Gillespie of Delphos; grandchildren: Matthew, Michael, Jordan, Steven, Amber, Kristine, Karisa, Maura, Braeden, Hunter, Andrew, Stephanie, Michael, Sam and Ben. 10 great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her brother, Don Finkhousen; sisters: Mary Jean Gorman, Barbara Tomlinson and grandson, Mitchell David McGough.
A public graveside committal service will be 12:00 PM on Monday, June 22, 2020 at Convoy IOOF Cemetery, following a private funeral service at the funeral home. Rev. Brent Rolsten will be officiating. The private funeral service will be live-streamed after 11 am on Monday at www.alspachgearhart.com.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, 722 S. Washington Street, Van Wert.
Although family and friends are invited to attend Pat's visitation, and graveside service, we continue to be cautious and concerned for those who are most vulnerable, the elderly and those with serious health issues. We strongly urge everyone to remain vigilant and respect the well-being of the members of Pat's family and friends who are at risk. Attendees are asked to observe social distancing, refrain from close physical contact, and wear facial coverings as able.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Patricia`s memory may be sent to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at https://donate.lls.org/.
To share in Patricia's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Patricia A. (Finkhousen) Rolsten, please visit our floral store.