Patricia Joan Nitchman passed away peacefully on February 26, 2021 at Genesis Hospital in Silvis, IL, at the age of 73.
Public visitation will be 1:30-2:30 pm, Thursday, March 4, 2021, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Moline. The private service will be livestreamed and available Thursday, at 2:30 pm on Patricia's obituary page at esterdahl.com. Donations can be made to her favorite charities Paralyzed Veterans of America or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Patricia Tolmie was born in Moline, IL to Joan and Robert Tolmie on July 23, 1947. She lived in the area while growing up and moved with her family to California when she was in high school. She relocated to Fort Lauderdale, FL, where she met her husband Charles Nitchman. The couple were married on July 21, 1973. He preceded her in death in 1994. They raised two beautiful daughters Amy and Jennifer.
She had a very successful career in the Pharmaceutical field. She began as a secretary and moved her way up to eventually becoming the Vice President of Center Pharmaceuticals. She always put family first and used her vacation time to travel to visit with them.
Patricia was a devoted mother who was very involved in her daughters' lives. She was a Girl Scout leader, a Sunday school teacher, and played piano for Sunday school fellowship. Patricia attended all of her daughters' home sports games, recitals, concerts, and major events. She loved to cheer them on in anything they chose to do. She made every birthday and milestone special. Close family friends also call her Mom.
Later in life, Patricia took up quilting and made many of them for her beloved family members. A few years ago, she moved back to Moline, IL and got to make more great memories with her family there. She became a member of the East End club and enjoyed their social activities. She loved attending plays, musicals, Augustana college basketball games, and trips to the casino with her sister.
Patricia is survived by daughter Amy Ramshaw (David “Scott”) Boise, ID, siblings Jane Royce, William Tolmie (Candy) Moline, IL, James Tolmie (Claudia) Ventura, CA, plus her many nieces & nephews and great nieces & nephews. All of these she loved and touched very deeply.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, daughter Jennifer Nitchman Englebrecht, Mother, Father and both sets of Grandparents.
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