Patricia Michaels, age 81 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Sunday, December
She was born on
July 7, 1935, in Chicago, Illinois, to Michael and Helen (O’Rourke) Troy,
both of whom preceded her in death.
She is survived by
her husband of 55 years, Gordon Michaels; daughters, Denise (Bruce) Johnson
and Dawn Bentsen; grandchildren, Jennifer (Nikos) Stathopoulos, Kelli
Johnson, Katie Johnson and Matthew Johnson; great-grandchildren, Naya and
Helen was a Parker
High School graduate class of 1952. She worked for the Chicago Phone Company
and the Woodall Publishing Company. While her husband was stationed at the
Eglin Airforce Base in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, she managed a mobile home
court. Helen then helped her parents at Troy’s Pizzeria on Highway 20 in
Chesterton. She and her husband took over ownership from 1964-1987. Upon
selling the pizzeria, Helen entered into real estate until her retirement in
2013. She was best known for her smile and her gift of gab. She enjoyed her
summers with the family in Michigan at the Bonnie View lake house. She was a
very loving wife, mother and grandmother.
will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans
Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304, with Father James Meade
officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.
Visitation will be
held on Thursday, December 22, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the
In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478
Oklahoma City, OK, 73123.
to the family may be made at www.ee-fh.com