Patricia Elsie Bedenkop, age 58 of Chesterton, Ind., passed away Thursday,
June 7, 2012 in Valparaiso, Ind.
She was born January 11, 1954 in Valparaiso, to David L. and Goldie F.
(Biddle) Bedenkop, both of whom preceded her in death.
Patricia is survived by her loving sister, Sandra (Donald P.)
Bedenkop-Morgenroth of Chesterton.
She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Leland and Evelyn
Bedenkop and Walter and Vine Biddle.
Patricia grew up in Chesterton and was a member of the Portage First United
She attended Vale Day School and worked at the Shelter Workshop at
Opportunity Enterprises and then for Lakeside. She resided at Appletree
Group Home in Valparaiso. Patricia loved being with her sister, Sandy. She
loved the Wizard of Oz and was always seen at the Wizard of Oz Festivals in
her Dorothy dress with Toto in hand. Patricia also loved the Broadway
production of CATS, which she saw six times. She loved being Grizzabella
from CATS at Halloween parties, when she wasn’t Dorothy. Patricia enjoyed
weekend trips to the movies and all holidays. She was greatly loved and will
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at
Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind., with Pastor
Deb Rousselle officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Monday, June 11, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the
Memorials may be made to the VNA Hospice Center of Porter County, the
Portage First United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Online condolences may be left for the family at