PATTY ANN WITTLER, 49, of Hudson, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at her home after a four year battle with cancer. Patty was born Nov. 19, 1963 in Coldwater, Mich. a daughter of Richard and Sara (Hornbrook) Smith. She 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 she worked in various positions at Cooper Standard in Auburn. Most recently she worked as an IT Budget Analyst where she was able to travel to Germany and Poland. Prior to that, she worked 13 years in the accounting department at Northeran 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, Fla." Patty and Rob attended Calvary Chapel of Stroh. She was married to Rob Wittler on July 20, 1991 in Auburn and he survives at Turkey Lake. Also surviving are their daughter, Jessica (Wittler) Kleman; son-in-law, Brandon; and grandson, Evan of Elida, Ohio; parents, Richard and Sara Smith of Fremont; sisters, Diane Benroth of Rimer, Ohio and Debbie (Wayne) Grubbs of Sarasota, Fla.; brothers, Tom (Diana) Smith of Battle Ground, Ind. and Mark (Jennifer) Smith of Fremont; seven nieces and nephews; and many aunts and uncles. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at Stroh Church Of Christ, 4540 South 1100 West, Hudson, Ind. 46747 (located on the southeast side of Stroh, Ind.), with calling one hour prior of service and a meal to follow service. Pastor Gary Rifenburg officiating. Visitation also from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at the church. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Teeters Cemetery, six miles east of Fremont. In lieu of flowers memorials are to the family or Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. Arrangements by Dale Johnson Funeral Home of Hudson, Ind. Condolences may be sent to www.dalejohnsonfh.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Feb. 18, 2013