Patricia J. Thomson, 83, a Whitley County native, died at 5:12 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at Auburn Village.
She was born Feb. 22, 1934 in Richland Township, Whitley County a daughter of Henry Clifford and Sophia M. (Montz) Brandenburg. Her formative years were spent in Larwill. She graduated from Larwill High School.
She made her home in Etna Troy Township, Whitley County until 1973 when she moved to Pierceton until the 1980s when she moved to rural South Whitley.
On April 1994 she married Fred H. Thomson Jr. They made their home in South Whitley. Mr. Thomson died Jan. 9, 2002. In 2009 she moved to Garrett to live with her son, Mike.
A beautician from 1959 until 1973, she worked for Vikings from 1973 until 1984 and Essex from 1984 until 1988.
She was a member of AmVets in South Whitley.
Surviving relatives include two sons, Michael D. Keck of Garrett and Douglas L. (Patricia) Keck of Columbia City.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason M. Keck; a sister, Evelyn Crawford; and two brothers, Russell “Bud” Brandenburg and Larry Brandenburg.
The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City with visitation from noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The burial will be in South Whitley Cemetery.