Patricia Ann (Wilson) Lane

Born: Fri., Feb. 11, 1927
Died: Sat., May 8, 2010

Graveside Service

3:00 PM Sat., May 15, 2010

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February 11, 1927 – May 8, 2010

Patricia Ann Lane, 83, of Fairington Ct., South Bend, IN, passed away on Saturday, May 8, at her residence.

She was born on, February 11, 1927 in South Bend to the late A. Alberta (Ditsch) and Don O. Wilson.

On March 8, 1947 she married J. Patrick Lane who preceded her in death.  Patricia is survived by 5 daughters, Janet S. (William) Olcott of Appleton, WI, Linda L. (Jeffrey) Kotora of Huntsville, AL, Kathleen M. (Emmert) Johnson of Bremen, IN, Debra J. Lane of Mishawaka, IN, and Mary A. (Dan) Rizzardini of Hinsdale, IL, a son, R. Michael (Kathleen) Lane of, Delafield, WI, 13 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, a sister, Nancy Wilson of Scottsdale, AZ, and a brother, Kenneth W. (Patricia) Wilson of Greenville, FL.

Her hobbies were cross stitching, antiquing, singing with the Sweet Adelines in Florida and she was an avid bridge player. She loved Big Band era music, birds and flowers. She was a member of the DAR, and the Widow and Widowers Group. Patricia had a great sense of humor even while she was ill. She will be greatly missed by all of those whose lives she touched.

Informal graveside services for Patricia will be at Riverview Cemetery, South Bend on Saturday, May 15 at 3:00 p.m. There will be no visitation. Welsheimer Family Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, 111 Sunnybrook Ct., South Bend, IN 46637

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Charitable donations may be made in Patricia's memory to the following organization:

Center for Hospice and Palliative Care
111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46637

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Beverly and Roger Parrish
   Posted Sun May 09, 2010
I hate that we didn't get to South Bend before Aunt Patsy died. I was really looking forward to seeing her. Our prayers are with you and we know how hard it is to lose your mom. Roger's mom died just a month ago. We do still look forward to seeing any of you that will be around in two weeks when we arrive. Bev and Roger.

Johnna Knobel
   Posted Mon May 10, 2010
Kathy, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Emmert in this difficult time.


Gale Rand Halsey
   Posted Mon May 10, 2010
Just want to say that we are thinking of everyone and sending our love. I''m so glad we made it to the Reunion. We''ve been watching the DVD of the family--what a hoot! Anyone who looks at the photos would see how much love and laughter were shared. Patsy''s sense of humor is just one of her legacies--but what a wonderful one. Please tell Deb thank you for calling my Mom so she could talk to Patsy one last time. It was so important to my Mom and I was just so touched that she remembered! Thanks for being so loving to my mother all these years--she loves being "just the niece". Our prayers are with you.

Lou Ann Susan
   Posted Wed May 12, 2010
Pat you will be in our thoughts often. Enjoy your new life on the other side!