Patricia A. Durcholz, 84, Jasper

Patricia A. Durcholz, 84, of Jasper, passed away at 2:05 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at the Waters of Huntingburg.  

Patricia was born in Ellsworth, Ind., on November 11, 1936, to Xavier and Leona (Schnell) Vonderheide.  

She married Raymond J. Durcholz on January 11, 1955, in St. Henry Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on September 23, 2007. 

She retired from Dietary Services at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.   

Patricia was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and their St. Ann’s Sodality. She was also a member of the St. Henry Christian Mothers.  

She was a dedicated mother and wife and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. 

She is survived by two daughters, Gwen Dittmer (Joe) of Boonville and Julie Gilebarto (Thomas) of Titusville, Fla.; seven sons, Gordon Durcholz (Donna) of Newburgh, Martin Scott Durcholz (Jane), Jeff Durcholz, and John Durcholz, all of Jasper, Xavier Durcholz (Susan) of Newburgh, Brad Durcholz of Jasper, and Zach Durcholz (Lisa) of Huntingburg; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Jane Loechte of St. Anthony; one brother, Xavier “Junie” Vonderheide (Irma) of Jasper. 

Preceding her in death, besides her husband was one son, Raymond Durcholz II, one grandson, Blake Durcholz, and a sister, Sarah Jane Vonderheide, who died in infancy.   

A Mass of Christian Burial for Patricia A. Durcholz will be held at 11 a.m… on Monday, November 15, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana, with burial to follow in the St. Henry Catholic Church Cemetery.  

A visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 15, 2021, at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or to a favorite charity.  

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  1. Our deepest sympathies to Patty’s family during this sorrowful time. May she Rest In Peace and God Bless Patty and her entire family.
    Peace and Love,
    Stan and Dolores Schnell

  2. John, Jeff, and Julie, so sorry for your loss! May your Mom rest in peace and Bless everyone in your family. She was a wonderful lady! Barb Fischer

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