Patricia Jaetzold

July 7, 1941 ~ May 18, 2024

Loved and cherished by all, she was known by Pat, Patti, and Nannie. A unique God-fearing lady of impeccable faith & character, Pat had a beautiful smile that was her trade-mark to the very end. She was an avid cook and could bake delectable lip-smack’n desserts & sweets to everyone’s delight such that she became the “kitchen queen” and her home became her castle. She loved having her “brood” gather at the house to enjoy one of her big dinners and she was instrumental over many years enjoying family and friends while on vacation at Crystal Beach, Texas.

Born on July 7, 1941, in Port Arthur, Texas, Pat spent her teenage years growing up and being educated in that area. She was a licensed beauty operator and operated but a short time when she married Calvin Jaetzold on December 21, 1959, her husband of near 65 years. They moved with his job to several Texas towns before settling in the Lake Charles area in 1978 and have been here ever since and currently reside in Carlyss.

During the early years when rearing her 3 children, Pat took great pride in her family and followed her sons to countless sporting events and various church activities. She made certain that she accompanied her daughter to various school activities and was active as a Girl Scout leader. Pat was active in her church St. John Lutheran Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher, in Ladies Aid, regularly attended Adult Bible Study and weekly Sunday services. She help coordinate many of the annual fund raiser “rummage sales” to help fund other church projects. She dearly loved antique shopping especially her trips to Fredricksburg, Texas. And to top off her social calendar she immensely enjoyed gathering with the “gang” of close friends to cook, party, and socialize and seasonally attend McNeese football games. Pat retired from JC Penneys following 26 years of service.

Pat leaves to cherish her memory her husband Calvin and three children. Two sons, Trent & Spencer Jaetzold and her daughter Candace Weidner & husband Glenn along with her sister Mary Stewart. She has seven grandchildren and seven great grand children along with numerous nephews & nieces. Most of her “brood” lives in the immediate area.

Those who proceeded Pat in death were her parents, Arthur and Gloria Goodman, four brothers, James Bennett, Shelly Walker, Arthur Goodman, and Jesse Goodman.

The family extends their special thanks & gratitude to Harbor House Hospice and the nurses and aides for their excellent compassionate care, plus the professional and attentive loving care provided daily by Ruthie Jones.

Services will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at St. John Lutheran Church, 600 University Dr., Lake Charles.

Visitation will begin at 1:00p until 2:30p with the service beginning at 2:30p and internment will be at Consolata Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research, Bright Focus Foundation, 22512 Gateway Center Dr., Clarksburg, MD 20871.


Visitation: Thursday, May 23, 2024
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

St. John Lutheran Church
600 University Dr
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Funeral Service: Thursday, May 23, 2024
2:30 pm

St. John Lutheran Church
600 University Dr
Lake Charles, LA 70605

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Memories Timeline


  1. Candle 1All my love and prayers for the family
    Ms Pat was a beautiful soul and I feel blessed to have known her.

  2. Candle 1Aunt Pat was so Special. I remember the family beach vacations we had for most of my life. Aunt Pat loved her Family and loved to laugh. She was one of the Best cooks I’ve known and my Special memory of her is when she made a Fantastic Shrimp dinner for Lisa and I on our Honeymoon. I Love and Miss you Aunt Pat! My love to All. I pray God’s love and Peace for my Family.

  3. Candle 8Spencer and Family…..Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. God bless and sending prayers for you and your family. May her soul rest in peace and her memories live in your hearts forever!

    Regina Guidry/Realtor

  4. Candle 5Pat has been such a blessing to so many! She certainly had a smile that made one see her loving big heart! Pat was not only loving, but the cutest ball of energy! She made mouth watering meals and delicious desserts! I knew her kitchen was always impeccable, and the heart of so many gatherings for family and friends. She and Calvin were a team who enjoyed being with others, and sharing in their lives! I will always remember her laughter and good humor. She will always hold a very special place in my heart, and in the hearts of so many!!!!I know she was a faith filled lady, and she will be among the faithful cloud of believers, who welcome us into heaven one day. May God fill Calvin with peace and comfort, along with all of his family and us who will miss her!

  5. We are praying for Calvin and the family. We are so happy we made a visit to Pat and Calvin in October 2023. It was so good to see them both. God’s peace be upon you.

  6. Candle 2Pretty Pat was a blessing even to extended family. She always had a smile on and was the sweetest person. My prayers are with her family and friends. May she rest in peace. She is finally home.

  7. Candle 8She was a wonderful boss . After she retired she would come and get boxs for when yall would go to the lake.I worked with her at jcp for years praying for family

  8. My deepest sympathy to you Calvin, and your family. May God give you peace and comfort during this very difficult time. Sending lots of love to you and your family.

  9. Candle 8My deepest condolences and sympathy to Calvin and the family she loved so much. May the peace of God rest on all of you as she rests in her heavenly home. Calvin, you were the best caregiver I’ve ever known. Patti and I loved shopping and seeing wildflowers. I loved her so much!

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