Patricia Miller, 1931-2018

Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte, is handling the arrangements for Patricia M. Miller, 87, of LaPorte, Indiana, who passed away Monday, October 15, 2018.

Patricia was born May 4, 1931, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Ignatius “Enock” and Helen A. (Palicke) Pekofske.

On June 5, 1954, in LaPorte, Indiana, Patricia married Walter J. Miller, who preceded her in death on June 13, 2017.

Patricia worked as a secretary at First Christian Church and at the LaPorte Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church and St. Joan of Arc Circle at St. Peter Parish.  She enjoyed gardening, her family, and playing cards, bridge and other games.

Patricia leaves behind a son, Jon P. Miller of LaPorte, Indiana; two sisters, Helen Ann Kempf of New Carlisle, Indiana, and Alice Zubowicz of Orland Park, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by a son, Jason L. Miller; two sisters, Virginia Wrobleski and Margaret McCorkle; and a brother, Richard Pekofske.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 23, at St. Peter Catholic Church, LaPorte. Reverend Ian Williams will officiate. Burial will follow in Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter Catholic Church, 1104 Monroe St., LaPorte, IN 46350.

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One Response to “Patricia Miller, 1931-2018”

  1. AvaLee Abraham

    Oct 22. 2018

    I always enjoyed visits from Pat in the office, she always had a big smile and a great attitude. I will miss talking with her and seeing her coming in for a visit. God bless you Jon. Your Mom will be missed.

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