Cover photo for Patrick John Mcgovern's Obituary
Patrick John Mcgovern Profile Photo
1932 Patrick 2017

Patrick John Mcgovern

June 3, 1932 — June 17, 2017

Patrick John McGovern, the son of John and Catherine (Crawley) McGovern, was born June 3, 1932, in Waterloo, Iowa and completed his earthly journey on Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Round Rock, Texas at the age of 85 years and 14 days.
Patrick attended the Waterloo Community schools graduating from Waterloo East High School with the Class of 1950. On January 9, 1951, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. During his tour of duty he served mostly stateside. On December 16, 1953, he was honorably discharged. Patrick attended the University of Iowa where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business.
On June 27, 1959, he was united in marriage to Mary McCall at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Exira, Iowa. They were blessed with three children Hugh, Melissa, and Patrick. They lived in Newton, Iowa and West Des Moines where Patrick was involved in the insurance and real estate industry. In 1985 they moved to Austin, Texas. He continued to work in the insurance and real estate. For the past twenty-five years he was the owner of Capital Area Investments in Austin, Texas until he retired.
Patrick was a member of the Rotary and many other organizations. But most important, was that he remained an avid Hawkeye fan for the remainder of his life.
Patrick was preceded in death by his parents and other relatives.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years Mary McGovern of Austin, Texas; his children Hugh and wife Anita McGovern, Melissa and husband Fred Prill, and Patrick McGovern; his five grandchildren Sara Johnson, Nicole McGovern, Josh McGovern, Joe McGovern, and Olivia Prill; his four great grandsons Aiden, Aaron, Ethan, and Adam; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be conducted by Pastor Clinton Francisco on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 1:30 P.M. at the Kessler Funeral Home in Exira, Iowa. Inurnment will be in the Exira Cemetery in Exira, Iowa.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Patrick John Mcgovern, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Starts at 1:30 pm (Central time)

Kessler Funeral Homes, Inc. - Exira

234 West South Street, Exira, IA 50076

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Exira Cemetery

, Exira, IA 50076

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 2

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree