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Vivian Ruth (Patkus) Pugh

August 25, 1930 ~ September 14, 2022 (age 92)


Vivian Ruth Pugh, 92, of North Manchester passed away surrounded by loving family on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at Timbercrest in North Manchester.

She was born in Phoenix, Illinois on August 25th, 1930 to Steven and Ruth Patkus. She married Jack Pugh on July 25th, 1948, and raised her children in Gilead, Indiana.

Vivian was a homemaker to her husband and children, and spent much of her time working on the family farm and enjoying farm life. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, from her children when they were young to her great-great grandchildren in more recent years. She loved to watch the birds outside her window and eat out with her family and friends.  Vivian was a sweet and talkative woman who could make friends with anyone and left a positive mark on everyone she met. There was not a person she spoke to who will not remember her smile or her kindness, or the way she could turn a bad day to a good one with a conversation. Vivian was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother to many people.

Vivian is survived by her brother, Charles Patkus (Beth), and her four children; her daughter Chris Haecker, North Manchester, Indiana, her son Jack Pugh (Susan), Wabash, Indiana, her daughter Jean Stavedahl (Rick), Mentone, Indiana, and her son Steve Pugh (Lea), Peru, Indiana. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren.

Vivian is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Pugh, her parents, her two sisters and brother, her son-in-law Bob Hacker, and her great-granddaughter Ari.

Vivian’s celebration of life will take place on October 7th from 5-8pm, at the Congregational Christian Church at 310 N. Walnut, North Manchester, Indiana. All are welcome to come and take part in the remembrance and celebration of Vivian’s life with her cherished loved ones.

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Celebration of Life
October 7, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Congregational Christian Church
310 North Walnut Street
North Manchester, IN 46962
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