Patricia Duncker

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Patricia Duncker, age 88, of Munster, IN passed away on March 10, 2014 from natural causes after suffering with Alzheimer's disease for 11 years. Patricia was born in Wetmore, MI in 1925 to James J. Connors and Grace O'Donnell. The family of 11 children moved to a farm in Caledonia, MI during the depression. Upon graduation from Caledonia High School, Patricia lived with her older sister, Margaret Pearl, in Denver, CO. Patricia had seven brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her sister, Kitty Enders of Mountain View, CA. Patricia graduated college with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Denver and went on to become one of the first stewardesses for United Airlines. While raising four children, she worked as the Personnel Director for South Suburban College until her retirement in 1989. Patricia is survived by three of her four children: Jan Duncker of St. John, IN, Jim Duncker and wife Carrie of Champaign, IL, Judy (Duncker) Hahn and husband Mike Hahn of Mt. Juliet, TN, and Lyn Duncker, daughter in law of Geneva, IL. She is also survived by four grandsons: Andrew Hahn, Matthew Hahn, Ben Duncker, and Patrick Duncker. Preceded in death by her husband, Warren Duncker (1997); and her oldest son, John W. Duncker (2012). Services will be held at the Burns Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster, IN on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Steve Kosinski officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, IL. No flowers please. Donations may be made to Please visit us at


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Burns-Kish Funeral Home and Cremation Services
8415 Calumet Ave. Munster, IN 46321
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Published in The Times on Mar. 13, 2014
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