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Service set for Patricia Royko

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Patricia L. Royko of Chesterton passed away on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010 at the VNA Hospice Center in Valparaiso. She was 71.

She is survived by her daughters, Rose M. (husband Terry) Lipniskis of Chesterton and Sue J. Schwartz of Valparaiso; sons Joseph L. (wife Pam) Royko Jr. of Valparaiso, Patrick A. Royko of Chesterton and Frank A. (Helena) Royko of Chesterton; grandchildren Adam Waldier, Cortney and Taylor Lipniskis, Austin and Nathan Schwartz, Gabriella and Zachary Royko and Dalton Royko.

Patricia was born July 29, 1939 in Quincy, Ill. to Burtis Ralph and Lillian (Wilson) Stinchcomb. Pat was a homemaker throughout her childrenís younger years. She later worked as a bartender for Faselís and did clerical work for Von Tobelís Lumber and Hardware. Pat was an avid Cubs fan. She enjoyed playing horseshoes and bowling for many years. She also participated in a dart league and a Bunco club.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 30 at 6 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Memorial visitation hours will be from 4 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at



Posted 12/28/2010