The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

August 21, 2013

Patricia Louise Friis

The Clinton Herald

---- — Patricia Louis Friis

Jan. 17, 1942 - Aug. 18, 2013

CAMANCHE — Patricia Louise Friis, 71, of Camanche, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at her home in Camanche.

Graveside services will be held at a later date at Springdale Cemetery, Clinton. The Camanche Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Homes & Crematory assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting her obituary at

Patricia was born January 17, 1942 in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of Harry Lewis and Dorothy (Nissen) McGrogan. She was educated in the Clinton Schools and was a graduate of the Clinton Academy of Hair Design. She married Kenneth Friis in Camanche on July 29, 1961; he passed away January 8, 2007.

Patricia owned and operated the Potpourri Beauty Salon in Camanche for 40 years.

Patricia enjoyed fishing, camping and boating. She did crocheting and knitting and made many blankets for her grandchildren. She loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.

Patricia is survived by her children, Jonie Kay (Tom) Hampton of Clinton; Andrea Marie (Melvin) Holmes of Chicago, IL; and Patrick Kenneth Friis of Camanche, IA; grandchildren, Ciara and Courtney Hampton, Jahda Berry, and Cory and Ashley Holmes and great granddaughter, Amayiiah Davis.

She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Ernest Friis; daughter, Patricia Ann Friis; daughter-in-law, Kathy Friis, grandson, Justin Friis; granddaughters, Jennifer Friis and Christine Friis, sisters, Dorothy Joanne and Mary Jacobs; brother, James McGrogan; parents and grandparents.

Death date: Aug. 18, 2013