Patricia Marilyn Dyer Hunsucker was born Oct. 21, 1924, in Aberdeen, S.D., and passed away at age 93, on Jan. 6, 2018, in Terre Haute, where she resided at Westminster Village.
She is mourned by many family and friends who loved her compassion, resilient spirit, intelligence, and quick wit. She graduated from Aberdeen High School and completed her bachelor of arts degree in Journalism magna cum laude at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in Terre Haute in 1984. She and her family lived throughout the upper Midwest and West in association with her first husband's employment with the Milwaukee Railroad (including Aberdeen, Savannah Ill., Portage, Wis., Chicago, and Harlowton, Mont.) before settling in Terre Haute. Her most recent employment before retiring was with the Vigo County Schools and Commercial Solvents/IMC. She was artistically talented and an avid bridge player.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Olga Herman Dyer and Von Haskell Dyer of Aberdeen; two sisters, Vivian Dyer Reese and Dorothy Dyer Center; her husband, Jerry Hunsucker of Terre Haute; and her first husband, Guy Chamberlain of Aberdeen; and their sons, Clark Chamberlain and Craig Chamberlain.
She is survived by daughter, Kristen Chamberlain and granddaughter Kjerstan of Terre Haute; son, Von Chamberlain of Indianapolis and his daughters Tricia and Tracey; daughters, Beth Ann Sutor of Greenwood, and Luana Jean Patterson and Jerri Thomas, both of Portage, Mich.; and son, Bryan Kurt Hunsucker of Paragon. Many others hold her dear including 12 more grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; 11 nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren, family members, and spouses whom she embraced as family.
Her ashes will be interred in the Dyer family plot at Riverside Cemetery in Aberdeen in the Spring.
Published on January 13, 2018