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Patricia Nitschke Livingston passes away at age 86

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Patricia Nitschke Livingston, 86, of Chesterton, died December 28, 2020 after a long illness.

She was born July 2, 1934 in Oak Park, Ill., to William and Alice (O’Donnell) Nitschke.

She was a 1956 graduate of Rosary College (now Dominican University) in River Forest, Ill., and earned a Master of Arts in history from the University of Wisconsin. Prior to moving to Chesterton in 2011 she was a longtime resident of Delaware, Ohio, where she raised her family; volunteered in the community; and enjoyed cooking, reading (especially history and mysteries), movies, and visits to and with her daughters and their families.

She was predeceased by her former husband, John Livingston, in 2002.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Pamela and Julian Edward of Miami, Fla., Caroline and Edward Costello of Chesterton, Jeanne and William Williams of Blue Point, N.Y., Megan and David Musgrave of Chesterton; daughter Amy Livingston of Delaware, Ohio; grandchildren William and Isaac Edward of Miami, Fla., Deirdre Edward of Chicago, Ill., Margaret (John) Lake of Martinez, Ga., Lydia Costello of Chicago, Ill., Francis Williams of Levittown, Pa., Amy and Helen Williams of Blue Point, N.Y., Patrick Musgrave of Ann Arbor, Mich., and John Musgrave of Chicago, Ill.; and great-grandson John Frederick Lake, III, of Martinez, Ga.

A private burial will be held at All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, Ill. Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels (, where Patricia was a longtime volunteer.


Posted 12/30/2020




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