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Patricia Dahlin services Friday, January 3

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Patricia A. Dahlin, of Porter, Ind., died Wednesday, December 25, 2013.

Patricia is survived by her loving husband, Carl L. Dahlin, Jr.; three sons, Brian (Denise), Carl Lewis, and Christopher (Tiffany) Dahlin; three grandchildren, Jonathan, Brianna, and Jessica Dahlin; two brothers, Kenneth (Susanne) and Thomas Ozelie, and two sisters, Nancy (late Walter) Jovanovich and Deborah Keeley; sister-in-law Doris Hojcus (nee Dahlin), aunt Celia Kaleta and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She was born February 13, 1938, to Stanley and Marie (nee Kaleta) Ozelie, both of whom preceded her in death.

She was also preceded by her son, Carl Louis Dahlin III.

Patricia was a 1956 graduate of Bishop Noll Institute, after which she began working in the Claims Department of Prudential Insurance agency in Chicago, Ill. Later she was employed at George Lamb Insurance Agency in East Chicago, Ind. She and her husband had owned and operated several businesses together including Dahlinís Tire Sales (later Master Tire Sales) in East Chicago, as well as The Edgewater Beach Motel at Johnsonís (Porter) Beach in Porter, Ind. Additionally, she modeled clothing at local department stores including Lewinís Department Store in East Chicago, as well as department stores in Chicago.

Patricia also was involved in the political arena. She served as the Vice City Chairwoman of the East Chicago Republican Central Committee from 1976 to 1991. In 1984, she received the Elephant Award for her dedication and services to the Lake County Republican Party. Also, for the last four decades, she served as a Vice Precinct Committeewoman.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 3, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 6540 Central Ave., Portage, Ind., with Pastor Frederick Hoover officiating. Burial is to follow at Chesterton Cemetery in Chesterton, Ind.

Visitation will be directly at St. Peter Lutheran Church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the services at 11:00 a.m., Friday, Jan. 3.

In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate any donations that may help to defray her long-term medical costs and funeral expenses. Donations may be sent in care of Chris J. Dahlin (caregiver and trustee) at P.O. Box 709, Portage, IN, 46368.

Fife Funeral Home, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, Ind., is in charge of arrangements. For further information and to send online condolences, please log on to or telephone 219-398-3210.


Posted 12/31/2013