Chesterton Tribune

Patricia Jo Lyda dies at age 69

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Patricia Jo Lyda, age 69, of Chesterton and formerly of Old Orchard Beach, Maine passed away surrounded by her family in her daughter’s home.

She was born May 25, 1942 in Indianapolis, Indiana to David F. and G. Ann (Lenhart) Carter.

She is survived by her son Robert D. (Donna) Lyda of Milwaukee, Wisc, daughter Catherine A. (Hal) Carmichael of Chesterton, four grandchildren Ryne Carmichael, Ali Carmichael, Geri Reed and Anthony Glover, one great granddaughter Kenleigh Kuzo, two brothers Marvin (Judy) Carter of LaPorte and Andrew (Karen) Carter of Elkhart, and her best friend Ann Marie Hill of Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

She was the former Boca Raton East Branch Manager of the California Federal Bank. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Junior Women’s Club of Chesterton, and volunteered at Memorial Hospital in Michigan City for several years.

Patricia will be cremated at Heritage Crematory Portage, Indiana and her ashes will be buried at Chesterton Cemetery. Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, completed arrangements.

Memorial gifts may be made to the St. Anthony’s Hospice, 301 Homer St., Michigan City, IN, 46360.

Online condolences may be left for the family at



Posted 12/19/2011