Patricia  E. Kellems

Patricia  E. Kellems, 82, passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Northwest Health - Portage.


Surviving are her fiance', Tom Perschke; children, Vicki (Dan Harcz) Kellems, Greg (Trisha) Perschke, and Kevin (Cathy Fejer) Perschke; grandchildren, Ashley (Titus) Dawson, Elliott Shinn, Britney (Nate) Higgins, DJ (Desi Burkholder) Harcz, Ashlyn (Todd) Anson, Zachary (Jenn) Perschke, Brookston Perschke and Brock Perschke; great-grandchildren, Lily Allen, Savanna Meden, Sol Dawson, Evelyn Higgins, Audrey, Gracie, Brody and Ellie Anson, and Wren Perschke; as well as 33 nieces and nephews


She was preceded in death by her parents; children, Jennifer, Michael and Teresa Kellems; granddaughter, Patricia Shinn; 5 sisters; and 3 brothers.


Patricia worked as a manager for WorkOne for over 35 years.  She was a member of the Moose Lodge and Casa Family Court.  Patricia was the chairman of the class reunion.  She enjoyed organizing and attending the annual family Christmas party and the family reunion at Fox Park.  It would be common to have 200 family members at these events.  Patricia enjoyed going to wineries, casinos, traveling, putting together jigsaw puzzles, and especially playing dominos and cards with her friends and family.


Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.


A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will take place at 5 p.m. on Friday, January 21, 2022 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center.


Visitation will take place from 3 p.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home.


Memorial contributions may be directed to the family c/o Victoria Sutton, 2900 Monroe Street, La Porte, IN 46350 or to the donor's choice.


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