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Patrick Joseph McCarthy

May 15, 1970 — March 16, 2023


Patrick Joseph McCarthy, age 52, of Adel, Iowa, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2023 in West Des Moines, Iowa.


Patrick was born to William and Paulette (King) McCarthy on May 15, 1970 in Des Moines, Iowa.  He was raised in West Des Moines and graduated from Valley High School before earning his Bachelor’s Degree from University of Northern Iowa.  Patrick was a commercial driver for Brown Logistics for many years.


Patrick loved playing the guitar and listening to Van Halen.  He was a car enthusiast and enjoyed driving, anywhere and everywhere.  He had a great passion for anything movie related.  Patrick was very quick-witted and had a great sense of humor.  He was soft-hearted and generous to all, loved his family and spending time with his son Drew.


Patrick is survived by his wife Vickie of Adel; son Drew of Adel; mother Paulette McCarthy of West Des Moines; sisters Christie (Aaron Timmerman) McCarthy of Minneapolis and Marnee McCarthy of West Des Moines along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, William.


A celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Waukee Community Center, 675 Walnut Street, Waukee.  Memorial donations may be made via: to be used for a college education fund for Patrick’ son, Drew.


Ernst Funeral & Cremtion Services of Waukee has been entrusted with Patrick's final arrangements.

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, March 25, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Waukee Community Center

675 Walnut St, Waukee, IA 50263

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