Pat A Jakel Walker, 84, of Highland, IL, died Sunday, September 20, 2015, at Relais Bonne Eau, Edwardsville, IL, surrounded by her family. Pat was born June 6, 1931 to Louis and Creta (Hill) Meyer. She graduated from Highland High School and then attended St. Luke’s Nursing School in St. Louis. She was a member of St. Paul Parish. On November 3, 1951, she married to Otto E Jakel of Highland, who preceded her in death on October 10, 1984.
She was a very out-going, spirited individual, who did not know a stranger. She loved to travel and cruise. Between her time in Highland, IL and Naples, FL, she loved playing golf and socializing over cards and Mah Jongg, but most of all she enjoyed being with her family and friends. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her pride and joy.
Survived by her 10 children; Lee Ann (Tom) Head, Otto (Angie) Jakel, Robert (Margaret) Jakel, Eric (Brandi) Jakel, Daniel Jakel, Sterling (Mary) Jakel , Brian (Linda) Jakel, Gordon (Dana) Jakel, Lynn (Jim) Brinkman, and Patrick (Faye) Jakel; and 30 grandchildren; Dena (Kevin) Davis, Aaron (Julie) Head, Audrey (Joel) Jun, Amber (Jarrod) Crotchett, Ava Jakel, Chelsea Jakel, Jennifer (Amy) Jakel, Tiffany (Mike) Jakel, Blake Jakel, Alesha (Rob) Ronat, Alexi (Phil) Marti, Nicole (Chris) Ramsey, Brody Jakel, Kaitlin Jakel, Timothy Jakel, Tara Zobrist, Johnny Kleinhoffer, Megan Jakel, Andrew Jakel, Victoria Jakel, Tristan Stearns, Harper Jakel, Tami Jakel, Chad (CJ) Jakel, Danielle (Steve) Penz, Michael Brinkman, Anna (Eric) Woodside, Grace Brinkman, Jason (Brandi) Zappia, and Jared (Crissi) Zappia; and 25 great grandchildren; Austin and Mackenzie Davis, Jayden and Alex Head, Javien and Abram Crotchett, Katelyn Marti, Griffin and Kyleigh Haller, Wayde Quitmeyer, Braden and Zackary Ramsey, Ashton and Reese Zobrist, Camden Jakel, Nevaeh Brown, Clarke and Callen Jakel, Vivenne and Theo Penz, Deacon and Dannen Woodside, Alli and Bella Zappia, Ryder Zappia and two more on the way.
She was also preceded in death by her mother, Creta Meyer (September 15, 1978); and her father, Louis Meyer (August 28, 1968).
Memorials may be made to Highland Area Christian Service Ministry, Highland Area Community Foundation, St. Paul Education Foundation.
Visitation: Tuesday, September 22, 2015, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Meridith Funeral Home and Wednesday, September 23, 2015, from 9:00 to 10:00 am at St. Paul Church Highland, IL.
Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 10:00 am at St. Paul Church.
Clergy: Fr. Pat Jakel, Pastor
Interment: St. Joseph Cemetery.