Irene Dorothy Pataluch

Irene Dorothy Pataluch, 95, of LaPorte, passed away peacefully at 11:38 p.m., Friday, July 16, 2021. 


Irene was born on February 17, 1926, in Chicago, Illinois, to John and Julia (Kocaj) Koziol. 


In 1932, Irene’s family moved from Chicago to LaPorte County.  She graduated from Rolling Prairie High School.  On November 4, 1950, in St. Joseph Church, LaPorte, Irene married Casimer “C.J.” Pataluch.  He preceded Irene in death on April 11, 1997.  Irene worked as a bookkeeper/secretary for several LaPorte businesses.   In 1990, Irene retired from the LaPorte Community School Corporation after seventeen (17) years of service.  Irene enjoyed travelling, gardening, crafts and playing cards.   


Irene is survived by her four children, Christine Pittman of South Bend, Sandra Pataluch of Hilton Head, SC, Mark (Kay) Pataluch of Rolling Prairie, and Kathleen Pataluch of Indianapolis; two grandchildren, Nick (Jenny) Pittman and Jon Pittman; two great-grandchildren, one sister-in-law, Lola Pataluch; and nieces and nephews. 


Irene was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Genevieve; and one brother, Ted. 


A Prayer Service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Road, LaPorte with Rev. Nate Edquist officiating.  Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.  Burial will immediately follow services at Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte.  


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