Helen Pataky, 84 of Wanatah, passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, December 24, 2022. She was born in Neuberg, Austria on January 22, 1938, to Felix & Maria (Ivancsics) Kovacs. Helen met many community members during her time cleaning the Wanatah Post Office, and the banks in Wanatah and Hanna. Her vegetable and flowers garden occupied a very special place in her heart (especially the flowers). But it was always her family that she committed herself to nurturing, shepherding, and spending time with.
On September 17, 1960, Helen married Andrew Pataky who preceded her in death on September 20, 2022. Survivors include their children; Mariann (Jim) Baum, Irene (Nathan) Howell, Teresa (Steve) Tucker, and Andrew (Jill) Pataky, Jr.; brother, Johann Ivancsics, grandchildren, Jimmy (Amanda) and Jeffrey (Krystal), Cory (Nicole), Blaine (Allison), Hannah, and Hillery (Ben), Tyler, and Mackenzie (Lauren), Andria and Adison; 9 great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers; Sylvester & “Fritz” Kovacs, and sister-in-law, Emilie Ivancsics.
A visitation will be held Thursday, December 29, 2022, from 9:30 – 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 204 N. Ohio Street, Wanatah, IN, with funeral mass beginning at 11:00 am and burial to follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Wanatah. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society at Sacred Heart.
We pray for you. -Silvester Kovacs
Condolences from the Beveridge family. -Ted and Shirley Beveridge
Last greetings from home - unforgettable in our hearts: Otto Ivancsics, Leopold, Manuela and Jonas Ivancsics, Christine, Gerhard and Daniela Kulovits - Michael and Danica with children
Fam. Wolfgang Ivancsics and Maria Strobl. -Leopold Ivancsics