Patricia Lou Manwaring
1938 - 2020
Rees Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel - Hobart
600 West Old Ridge Road
Hobart, IN

Patricia Lou Manwaring (nee Pearman)

CROWN POINT, IN - Patricia Lou Manwariing (nee Pearman), age 81, of Crown Point, peacefully passed away at home on March 28, 2020. Pat (or Patty), as she was fondly known, was born in Gary on June 10, 1938; the youngest of three daughters; to Floyd and Lucille (nee Knauer) Pearman. Pat was preceded in death by her Parents and oldest Sister, Jeanne (nee Pearman) Gonzalez.

Pat is survived by her loving Husband of 62 years, John Robert "Bob" Manwaring, age 83, of Crown Point (who she first met as a little girl, due to the friendship between their parents); and Sons, Bob and Tim (Erlinda) of Anchorage AK and Gregory (Sarah) of Los Angeles CA; as well as Grandchildren, Brendan (Becca), of Eugene OR, Danielle, of Anchorage AK, and, Elizabeth and Catherine, of London England. Pat was also blessed with two Great-Grandchildren, Kohen, of Anchorage, AK and Isaiah, of Eugene, OR. Pat's older Sister, Joan (nee Pearman) Roth, lives in Sparks, NV. She is also survived by many wonderful nephews, nieces, family and friends.

Pat's lifelong romance with Bob (Hobart High School, Class of '55) began from a chance encounter on Miller Beach in the summer of '53. On June 1, 1957, a year after Pat graduated from Lew Wallace High School, she and Bob exchanged their marriage vows. In February of 1958 Pat gave birth to her first son, Bob, and over the next four years became the loving mother to her other two boys, Tim and Greg. Throughout the early years as a family, Pat was a Stay-At-Home Mother by day and a US Steelworker by night; while Bob (a Purdue graduate at this point) taught Chemistry and Physics at Lew Wallace. In 1972 Bob took a job teaching for the Department of Defense Dependents Schools and the family moved to the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division (Rock of the Marne) located at Leighton Barracks in Wurzburg, Germany. While Bob taught High School Physics to the children of the military personnel, Pat worked at the Commissary food store on the Post for a number of years before becoming a Teachers Aide for Special Needs students at the Elementary School, a career which spanned over 20 years. Students and Staff alike loved working with Pat, as she had a heart of gold and a special touch when it came to working with the children.

Pat's Hobbies were watching movies, reading books, playing BINGO and Slot Machines (where she could sit and play for hours on end), as well as traveling around Germany, with a special group of American and German friends, to sample the delectable local German Cuisines.

In 2008 Pat and Bob left Germany and retired to Crown Point in the home previously owned by her dear friend, the late, Mary Jane Perrotta. Pat was an integral part of the Wurzburg High School Class Reunions held every three years, where she would warmly greet each and every attendee with kind words and her infectious smile. She also became a member of the Hobart High Class of '55 Family which meets every Friday night at different restaurants. She and Bob loved nothing more than traveling to spend time with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom brought her endless joy.

A Memorial Service will be held in the near future.

Arrangements entrusted by REES FUNERAL HOME, HOBART CHAPEL. For more information call 219-942-2109 or online at [email protected]

Published by The Times on Mar. 31, 2020.
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Bob,I was so sorry to learn today about Pat.You all were so kind to myself,Rosemary Jones,Merle Henry and Jocelyn Winn when we came to Wurzburg in 1989.She was a lovely person.Prayers.Julia Stuever,
Julia Stuever
April 20, 2020
We were truly blessed to know Pat. We could not of asked for a better neighbor. We will miss seeing her smile.
Paula & Robert McCarter
April 17, 2020
I always enjoyed my time with Patty. She had a warm, engaging smile and I loved her chuckle. I admired Patty - she was a competent teacher, a loving wife and mother, and a true and respectful friend. I mourn the loss and I am so sad for Pattys family.
Ann Fraze
April 7, 2020
Pat was such an upbeat person. I loved working with her in Wuerzburg. Blessings to Bob and the family.
Dori Jones Blackmon
April 6, 2020
Pat Manwaring was one of my Mom's favorite people in Wurzburg, Germany. The two of them were teammates on the Teachers Bowling League in 1976 and 1977, spending every Wednesday evening during the season battling together on the lanes at Leighton Barracks. Their friendship was sweet and strong and lasting. All of my love goes out to Bob, Tim, Greg and Mr. Manwaring, and my prayers are for the Lord to comfort during this time of grief. Fern Cunningham and Pat Manwaring are teammates again on the Heavenly League, laughing and chatting and cheering each other. We are family. Much love and blessings to the Manwaring Family.
Leslie Cunningham
April 2, 2020
Just found out about Patty. Don't know what to say except how profoundly sad Martha and I are to learn of the completion of Patty's earthly journey. To Bob, Bob Jr., Tim, Greg, and your entire family, may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you, comfort you, and bring you peace. What a special lady!
Dorman Winkler
April 1, 2020
Sorry for your loss. Prayers ang hugs to all.
Dave & Valerie Chnupa
April 1, 2020
To the Manwaring Family my heart is filled with grief for your loss. I pray God will provide you all with peace and comfort as only he can do, especially in this hour and time of our world. Love on each other remember her Smile her warm and tenacious spirit. Hugs for all of you Matriarch Patricia Lou Manwaring you were a Bright Star you will be missed. ❤
Rosie Childs
March 31, 2020
Patty was a very sweet and jovial lady whos smile made us feel happy whenever in her presence. May she rest in eternal peace. Our thoughts and condolences to her loving family.
Sal &
March 31, 2020
Mr. Manwaring, Bob, Greg and Tim. Was so heartbroken to hear the other day of your wife's and your Mom's passing. Ms. Pat was such a cheerful and nice lady. Every picture were smiles on every face. Sending love and prayers during these difficult moments. She left with angel wings knowing how much you all loved her. May God comfort you and hold you in his loving arms.
Nancy Severance
March 31, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
March 31, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Nancy Severance
March 31, 2020
Such a sweet and kind lady. Rest In Peace grandma.
Jay Chulani
March 31, 2020
So very sorry to read of Patti's death. She is fondly remembered. The Pearmans lived next door to us when my sister Angie and I were growing up. We have many good memories of Patti. Our deepest sympathy to Bob and the family. May she rest in peace.
Jo and Jack Powell
March 31, 2020
So sorry for your loss Tim. Your Mom had a full and wonderful life. My prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Randy Palmatier
March 31, 2020
My prayers go to the family - Pat was such a wonderful person, I can still see her smile and twinkle in her eyes.
Susan Nordell
March 31, 2020
Bob we are praying for your family right now we love ❤ you very much and we loved Patty very much she was full of life she will be truly missed
Bye Mrs. Patty I love ❤ you

Caitlin Fraze
March 31, 2020
So sorry to hear of Patty's passing. She was always a kind and friendly person and fun to be with over the years we spent in Wuerzburg. Our prayers are for her. May she rest in peace.
Walt Seely
March 31, 2020
I will always remember your warmth and caring. The memories of you as our sweet neighbor in Gary. The times I babysat for your three boys and water shot up to the ceiling in the kitchen. I felt so bad about it. But you with your good natured spirit made me feel better. Fond memories of you will be in my heart forever. Fly with the angels Pat and say hi to my mom, dad and brother. We all loved you. Deepest sympathy to Bob and family.
Anne Marie
March 31, 2020
My condolences to Mrs. Manwarings family. Their family made Germany a magical time for my brother and I. Prayers for you all.
Holly Hanna
March 31, 2020
Love you, Aunt Pat. Remembering you very fondly. Our hearts are with Uncle Bob, family, and friends. ❤
Kurt and Marla Roth
March 30, 2020
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