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Catherine Erika Patrick

Catherine Erika Patrick, 90, went to be with the Lord while at home, surrounded by her family on Monday, July 28, 2014. She was a longtime resident of New Whiteland.

She was born Dec. 12, 1923, in Nürnberg, Germany, to the late Karl and Marie (Vitzithum) Wagner.

She is survived by children, Charles Patrick, Betty Farris, Buddy (Barbara) Patrick, Patsy (Jamie Beatty) Patrick, Jr. (Mary) Patrick, Terry (Karen) Patrick and Tim (Jill) Patrick; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and special cousin, Manfred (Roswittha) Vitzithum.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elijah Patrick; a son, Billy E. (Ann) Patrick; and a granddaughter, Heidi Patrick.

Catherine retired from Dow Chemical after 30 years of service.

She was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church and an active member of the senior adult ministry. In addition, she was a beloved member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6978, where she served as chaplain. Catherine enjoyed traveling, gardening, playing BINGO and her feline companion.

The family would like to give special thanks to Brittany Beers, Pastor Dave and Jennifer of Resurrection Lutheran Church; Community Health Network Hospice, Cathy, Sheerie and Pastor Mike; and Indiana Urology, Dr. Patel and staff.

A service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St. Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Catherine will be laid to rest at Greenwood Cemetery with her beloved husband “Pa.”

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Resurrection Lutheran Church, 445 E. Stop 11 Road, Indianapolis, IN 46227; or VFW Post 6978, 215 U.S. 31 North, New Whiteland, IN 46184.

You may visit www.wilsonstpierre.com, where you may leave a personal message for the family.

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