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Monday, February 18, 2013 3:45 PM

Nov. 19, 1963-Feb. 16, 2013

Patty Ann Wittler, 49, of Hudson, Ind., went home to be with her Lord and savior on Saturday, at her home after a four year battle with cancer.

She was born Nov. 19, 1963, in Coldwater, Mich., to Richard and Sara (Hornbrook) Smith, who survive in Fremont, Ind.

On July 20, 1991, she married Rob Wittler, who survives at Turkey Lake, Ind.

Also surviving is her daughter, Jessica (Wittler) Kleman; a son-in-law Brandon; and grandson Evan of Elida; sisters Diane Benroth of Rimer and Debbie (Wayne) Grubbs of Sarasota, Fla.; brothers Tom (Diana) Smith of Battle Ground, Ind., and Mark Smith (Jennifer) of Fremont; and seven nieces and nephews and many aunts and uncles.

Mrs. Wittler attended Fremont High School, Purdue University, International Business College and Indiana Wesleyan, where she received her bachelor’s degree in accounting. The past five years Patty worked in various positions at Cooper Standard in Auburn. Most recently, Patty worked as an IT Budget Analyst where she was able to travel to Germany & Poland. Prior to that, she worked 13 years in the accounting department at Northern Indiana Fuel & Light Co. in Auburn.

She enjoyed gardening, boating, cooking, and entertaining family and friends at the lake. She especially enjoyed spending time with her daughter, son-in-law and grandson. She also enjoyed spending time with her sister and family in Sarasota. Patty & Rob attended Calvary Chapel of Stroh.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Stroh Church of Christ, 4540 S. 1100 West, Hudson, Ind., Pastor Gary Rifenburg officiating. With a meal to follow. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Teeters Cemetery east of Fremont, Ind.

Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to funeral services Thursday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are to the family or Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.

Arrangements by Dale Johnson Funeral Home of Hudson.

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