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Colonel Richard Patrick Jaques

February 25, 1937 — August 26, 2022


Colonel Richard "Pat" Patrick Jaques, age 85 of Crawfordsville, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 26, 2022 at home while surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Indianapolis on February 25, 1937 to the late Richard Paul Jaques & Bernyce Pearl Howell.

Pat graduated from North Vernon High School (1955), Purdue University with a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Education (1959), Central Missouri State University with a Master's Degree in Business (1969) and the College of Naval Warfare with distinction (1977). He proudly served his country as an officer in the United States Air Force for 28 years, retiring as a Colonel in 1987.

The jobs most rewarding to Colonel Jaques were as the Commander of the 447th Strategic Missile Squadron, Grand Forks AFB, ND and as Commander of the 91st Strategic Missile Wing, Minot AFB, ND where he was responsible for the readiness of 150 Minutemen missiles, host wing commander for a missile wing, bomb wing and fighter interceptor squadron. His command consisted of 3,500 military and 575 civilian personnel and support of a military base community of 13,500 people.
In retirement he enjoyed camping and boating, mowing the grass, taking care of flowers, watching birds, traveling, loved the ocean, and loved wining and dining his guest and relatives.

On May 31, 1958 he married the love of his life, Judy Goodin, who survives. He also leaves behind this two daughters, Yolanda Pastuszak of Lincoln, Nebraska and Tiffany (Steve-who was like a son to him) Vanous of Peyton, Colorado; four grandchildren, Jamie (Jessica) Howard, Joe (Michela) Pastuszak, Tyler (Andrea) Vanous, and Courtney (Cameron) Ackley; and three great grandchildren, Carter, Colton and Sophie Mae who is on the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Thomas Jaques and Monte Howell.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S Washington St, in Crawfordsville, on Friday, September 2, 2022 from 12:00 pm till the time of the funeral service at 2:00 pm with Rev. Layton Malone officiating and military honors will be provided by the United States Air Force and Legion Post 72 Honor Guard. Cremation will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Share memories and condolences online at

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