Thelma Louise (Pontius) Pataluch

November 26, 1922 ~ December 23, 2018 (age 96)


Thelma Louise Pataluch, 96, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018.

Thelma was born November 26, 1922 in La Porte, Indiana to Alvin and Beulah (Baker) Pontius.

On March 9, 1946 in La Porte, Indiana Thelma married Stanley J. Pataluch who preceded her in death on September 4, 1968.

Thelma retired after 39 years of service from Whirlpool Corporation working as the Parcel Post Rater.  She graduated from La Porte High School in 1941 and was a member of the Agape Christian Church. She was an avid Cubs fan.

Thelma is survived by a son, Robert (Diane) Pataluch of Coos Bay, Oregon; four grandchilren, Robert Pataluch II of Palm Bay, Florida, Amanda Pataluch of Palm Bay, Florida, Steve Irwin of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Scott Irwin of Grants Pass, Oregon; eight great grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, John L. Pataluch; two sisters, Erma Harp and Phyllis Davis; a brother, Alvin Pontius; a nephew, Larry Davis; and longtime friend, Frank Scharf.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Agape Christian Church, 1601 I Street, La Porte, Indiana, where family and friends may visit from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, La Porte, Indiana is in charge of arrangements.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the Agape Christian Church.

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