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Patsy C. "Pat" Entzian

November 12, 1930 ~ May 12, 2018 (age 87)


Surrounded by the love of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her husband of 64 years, Robert, Patsy Colleen Entzian passed away on May 12, 2018 at the age of 87.

     Patsy was born on November 12, 1930, in Leiters Ford, Indiana to the late Fred and Dessie (Young) Plantz. She would go on to graduate from Leiters Ford High School, class of 1948. Upon graduation, Patsy ventured to South Bend where she started her career with the University of Notre Dame. Years later she accepted an opportunity with the Bendix Corporation. By the grace of God, the Bendix Corporation is where she would meet Robert Benjamin Entzian.  Shortly after, on October 24, 1953, Patsy and Robert were married in South Bend, Indiana. South Bend, Indiana, has been their home since they wed. Soon they started their family of six children. Her biggest joy in life was her family. She put her career on hold so she could stay home with her children. Once the children were in school, Patsy returned to work at Koontz-Wagner for 13 years. In retirement she continued to cherish her family, traveled with Robert, and enjoyed playing bridge with friends. 

     Patsy is preceded in death by her siblings and in-laws; Eldonna Inks (Spike), Janice Carter (Bus), and Robert Lindborg. She is survived by her sister Millicent Lindborg and her brother Kenny Plantz (Betty). Patsy and Robert enjoyed six children: Kim (Derek), Michelle, David, Mark (Lori), Rick and Greg (Helen). They were also blessed with 14 grandchildren; Connor, Tyler, Adam (Samantha), Ryan (Tara), Alexandra, Meghan, Robbie, Aaron, Ashley, Ricky, Ryan Brown (Sofiya), Bethany, Rachel (Brandon) and Melissa (Doug). They also had the joy of 14 great-grandchildren: Lennon, Ellie, Giovanna, Carter, Timmy, Virginia, Olivia, Eli, Asher, Morrison, Moses, Marley, Mariah and Nevaeh.

    A visitation will be held from 5:00pm until 8:00pm, Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at the Kaniewski Funeral Home located at 3545 N. Bendix Dr, South Bend, IN. The visitation will also include a rosary that will be prayed at 7:30pm. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00pm, Thursday, May 17, 2018 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church located at 3526 St. Johns Way, South Bend, IN. The Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society. To send online condolences, please visit


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