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Patricia Zynda

Patricia Jean Zynda, 78, LaGrange, died Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

    She was born February 6, 1936, in Angola, Ind., to Jerold and Johanna (Westerhof) Essenberg.

    She was married March 31, 1956, in Lakeland, Fla., to Bob Zynda. He survives.

    Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Robin and Scott Patrick, Billings, Mont., and Kris and Fred Treadwell, LaGrange; one son and daughter-in-law, Zane and Nancy Zynda, Winston-Salem, N.C.; a former son-in-law, Monty Strawser and friend Susan Burgi, Howe; six grandchildren, Johanna and Jesse Bennet, Benjamin Strawser, Landon Strawser, Zachary Zynda, Alex Zynda, and Patrick Zynda; and two brothers and one sister-in-law, Jerry and Marilyn Essenberg, Angola, Ind., and Doug Essenberg, Florida.

    Private family service will be held at a later date.

    Online condolences may be sent at

    McGann Hay Forest G. Hay Chapel Funeral Home in South Bend, Ind., is in charge of arrangements.