Patricia L. Dee, 94, of New London, died on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at the Norwalk Memorial Home, surrounded by her family. She was born on April 22, 1928, in Hartford City, Indiana. She was the daughter of the late Harry and Lula (nee Summerville) Casterline.
She was a 1947 graduate of Hartford High School. She worked in customer service for several years, however her main focus was her family. She loved being with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her younger days, in Hartford City, were spent playing tennis, ice skating, roller skating and bowling. She was honored as Queen of the Jobs Daughters. The Dee family owned and operated a small restaurant at the airport in Hartford City, IN for a short time before moving to Carol Stream, IL in 1963. In 1970 Patricia moved to New London with her husband and 5 children. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in New London, where she was a past member and vice president of the Alter and Rosary Society. Patricia was a past member and president of the New London Garden Club as well. Patricia loved spending time with her family. Her favorite yearly event was the Dee Family reunion, also known as Run-A-Muck where she was deemed to be the “First Lady”.
Patricia is survived by her children, Greg (Cathy) Dee of Fort Wayne, IN, Nancy (Rick) Copsey of Ludington, MI and Amy (Alan) Cawrse of Fitchville, OH; a daughter-in-law, Lynn Dee of Amherst, OH; 10 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Patricia Dee of Hartford City, IN. In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Dee Sr; sons, Timothy Dee and Robert Dee, Jr along with siblings, Dorothy Krueger, Nedra Dee, Betty Campbell and Harry “Donnie” Casterline, and brother-in-law, Lawrence Dee.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 18 Park Ave., New London, where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. The Rosary will be prayed beginning at 9:30 a.m. prior to the visitation. Memorial donations may be directed to Stein Hospice 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Eastman Funeral Home, New London and online condolences may be expressed at www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.
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