PORTAGE, IN - Patricia Ann Hamilton (nee Botnovcan), age 88, of Portage, passed away December 2, 2017. She was born in Gary, IN on May 30, 1929 and graduated from Horace Mann in Gary, in 1947. Pat married Donald Hamilton on December 18, 1948. She was an operator at General Telephone in the 1970's and was a broker at Mangos Realty in the 1980's. She loved walking on the beach collecting beach glass, being with her family and grandchildren, painting, reading and attending church. She will be greatly missed.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mary Botnovcan; her husband of 65 years, Donald Hamilton; daughter, Maryann Hamilton; sister, Joan Olsen. She is survived by her children: Donald (Gina) Hamilton, Tom (Sue) Hamilton, Cathlene (Jeff) Fleming; grandchildren: Erin (Matt) Cullen, Jeffrey (Christy Keaton) Veach, Taylor (Greg) Moss, Zakrey (Stephanie) Fleming, Elijah Fleming; great grandchild, Theo Cullen.
Friends are invited to visit with Pat's family Wednesday, December 6, 2017, from 3:00-6:00 p.m., time of service, at BURNS FUNERAL HOME, 701 East 7th Street, Hobart, Pastor Mike Hendon officiating. Cremation to follow. Contributions may be made to the organization 'Smile Train' (smiletrain.org) www.burnsfuneral.com