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Services Thursday for Helen Patricia 'Pat' Michaels, age 81

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Helen “Pat” Patricia Michaels, age 81 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016.

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 Dimitri Stathopoulos.

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.

Funeral Services 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 funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK, 73123.

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Posted 12/21/2106




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