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Patricia June Vendl (nee Smith) dies at 67

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Patricia June Vendl (nee Smith), age 57 of Chesterton, passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 in Valparaiso.

She was born on July 12, 1951 in Gary, the daughter of Richard and Madge (Doctor) Smith, who survive in Hobart.

On Nov. 22, 1974 in Hobart, she married Larry Vendl, who survives in Chesterton.

She is also survived by her daughter, Megan (John) Simmons of Valparaiso; brother, Chuck (Jean) Smith of Valparaiso; and grandson, Ian Simmons.

Patricia was a lifelong area resident and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hobart. She graduated from Hobart High School, class of 1969 and enjoyed gardening and being with family and friends. Patricia worked at Bethlehem Steel for 10 years. She later worked for five years in the Pro Shop at Sand Creek Country Club.

A Memorial Service will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.

A memorial visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Cremation will be at Heritage Crematory, Portage. Memorials may be made to the VNA Horton Hospice Center, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN 46383 or the Porter County Animal Shelter, 2056 Heavilin Rd., Valparaiso, IN 46385.



Posted 9/18/2008