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Patricia Eskam

Patricia Lea "Patty" Eskam

Saturday, January 11th, 1936 - Friday, April 2nd, 2021
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Patricia “Patty” Eskam

Patty departed her loving family on Friday, April 2, 2021.

Patty was born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska on January 11, 1936 to Henry (Hank) and Lillian Knaub. Patty was confirmed as a young lady at St. John Lutheran Church. Patty attended school in Scottsbluff where she graduated from high school in 1954. For 28 years, Patty worked as the Payroll Administrator for Scottsbluff Public Schools. Once retired, Patty volunteered with several church groups and attended bible studies at Salem Congregational Church and more recently Calvary Memorial Church. One notable hobby for many years was Patty’s involvement with bowling leagues and state-wide bowling tournaments.

Patty married Ronald (Reiny) Eskam on August 5, 1956 at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Patty was mother to Roxanne, Ronald and Jonathan. She and Reiny raised their children with love and devotion in Scottsluff, NE.

She is survived by her husband, Reiny, children, Roxanne (and Don) Hansen of Castle Rock, CO, Ronald (and Jennifer) Eskam of Gering, NE and Jonathan (and Rhonda) Eskam of Gering, NE. Patty’s grandchildren are, Christian (and Tina) Hansen of Castle Rock, CO, Jacob (and Julia) Hansen of Denver, CO, Matthew Eskam of Gering, NE, Brittney Eskam of Cheyenne, WY, Nicholas (and Cassy) Eskam of Gering, NE, and Jeremy Eskam of Alliance, NE. Great-grandchildren include Lilly, Carleigh, Eloise, Chandler, Pearlmae, Axton, Quentin, Lane and Kinsley. Patty is also survived by sister Geraldine (‘Jerrie’ and Francis) Yarkosky of Olathe, KS, brother Jack (and Carol) Knaub of Bennington, NE and several nieces and nephews.

Patty was preceded in death by her parents, sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Bob Armstrong and God-child, Joel Knaub.

Memorial services will be held at Calvary Memorial Church, Gering, NE on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Gary Hashley officiating. Private family inurnment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff. Masks are recommended to attend the service. The service will be livestreamed on the Bridgman Funeral Home Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Calvary Memorial Church in Patty Eskam’s name.

Online condolences may be made by viewing Patty’s memorial page at Bridgman Funeral Home in Scottsbluff is entrusted with the arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Monday, April 12th, 2021 | 10:30am
    Monday, April 12th, 2021 10:30am
    Calvary Memorial Evangelical Free Church
    265 18
    GERING, NE 69341
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    Pastor Gary Hashley
  • Interment

    Fairview Cemetery
    4109 5th Avenue
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    Private family inurnment will follow the service.


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Mark Yarkosky

Posted at 10:55am
Dear Uncle Reiny, Roxaane, Ron and Jon,
Sending our love and prayers, may Aunt Patty rest in peace.

Love, Mark and Chris Yarkosky and Family


Posted at 08:34pm
Deepest sympathies to Patty's family. She was a very special lady! Betty Bauer

Richard Nancy Derr Posted at 12:41pm

We are so sorry to hear of Patty's passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Nancy worked with her at Scottsbluff Schools for twenty years, so many great memories. May God Bless you and your family. Love Richard and Nancy

The Hitt Family

Posted at 02:59pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Posted at 10:44am
Reiny, Roxanne, John and Ron and families~ our love and sympathies at this time, Scott and Lisa (Engstrom) Hoffman

Love, Aaron & Shannan Knaub

Posted at 08:10pm
Peace, Prayers and Blessings.
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