Patricia "Tricia" Ann Kessler, 61, of La Porte, passed away on Friday, April 23, 2021 at Northwest Health - La Porte.
Patricia was born on June 26, 1959 to Victor F. and Lucille (Parthun) Kessler in La Porte, Indiana.
Surviving are her brother, Bruce (Donna) Kessler of Tucson, AZ; nephews, Michael, Christopher, Steven, and Alan Kessler; niece, Melinda Inestroza; sister-in-law, Mary Kessler; and friend, Jasmine Gonzalez. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Ronald and Wesley Kessler; and sister-in-law, Carol Kessler (Wesley's wife).
Tricia worked almost 42 years at Howmet Aerospace from August 6, 1979 until her passing. She taught CPR classes and first responder classes for several years. Tricia was the senior first responder at Howmet Aerospace. She attended Purdue North Central and graduated with a bachelor's degree in liberal studies. Tricia worked for many years for Superior Ambulance Service as a driver and EMT. She loved being an EMT for the Superior Ambulance Service. Tricia was always fascinated with the medical field and the rewarding feeling it gave her to be able to help others.
Tricia had a heart for the less fortunate and elderly. She would always come up with ideas to help those in need. Tricia would collect personal items and supplies and take to them to the nursing home. She would keep the residents company, play games, or just listen to their stories.
The most important accomplishment to Tricia was when she was able to reconnect with God and become part of a church family. She was a member of the First Assembly of God, where she volunteered, serving refreshments, handing out information, and other various activities. She had a passion for God and loved serving Him. Tricia loved attending service, singing, dancing, fellowshipping, and worshipping her Lord and Savior. Tricia was also a member of the Women of Grace where she was the beverage server. She cherished her Bible study group, "The Dragonflies". Tricia's Bible study group helped her blossom in her relationship with Christ and encounters with others. She also enjoyed painting, sewing her own clothes, and making crafts.
A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held on Friday, May 14, 2021, at 5 p.m. with fellowship to follow in the Pat J. Smith Hall at Red Mill County Park, 0185 S. Holmesville Road, La Porte.