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Patty L. (Kivett) D’Andrea Monson
November 26, 1930 ~ September 22, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Patty L. D'Andrea Monson, age 92, passed away peacefully at 8:54 p.m. Friday, September 22nd, at WoodBridge Health Campus.
Born in Logansport on November 26, 1930, Thanksgiving Day, she was the fifth daughter of Frank Kivett and Susie Reavis Kivett, and she always laughed and said she was her family’s Thanksgiving turkey. Patty was born into a musical family that loved to sing.
Patty graduated from Logansport High School in 1949. Her favorite subjects were typing, piano and choir, where she sang girls ensemble for four years.
Her first job was typist in the sales department at Logan Machine Company. She was the “fastest typist they ever hired.”
On November 10, 1951, she married Peter J. D’Andrea, who preceded her in death on February 18, 1982. They were married 31 years.
Patty wore many hats, so to speak. She stayed at home and raised her family. She then took a position as Deputy Clerk for Randolph Lanning in the Cass County Clerk’s Office.
Later she was employed at Plotner’s Shoe Tree, The Golden Rule Department Store, and as Sales & Promotions Manager at the Logansport Mall for seven years.
Upon her husband’s death, she decided to run for Democratic County Councilman-at-large to fill his space. She was also selected by the Mayor to serve on the Board of Community Development.
She and her husband, Pete, were very active in Civic Players of Logansport, where she directed and acted for eight years playing lead roles in “Hello, Dolly” and “Fiddler on the Roof”.
In 1984 Patty withdrew from politics and accepted a new position, relocating to McLean, Virginia, as counselor and secretary for her niece, Joann Pasquale DiGennaro, who was executive president of the Admiral H. Rickover Science Institute.
On August 27, 1988, she married Capt. Arthur Monson, USN ret. Art always said, “he fell in love with her piano playing in the dining hall, wondering where the music was coming from and who was playing it.”
Patty enjoyed traveling and taking cruises, but especially enjoyed being close to family and friends in Indiana, where he was “back home again”, as the song says.
Arthur Monson passed away June 22, 2013, within two months of their 25th anniversary.
Surviving is a son, Gary D’Andrea, Monticello.
Also surviving are grandchildren, Serenity (Phil) Alter, Katie (John) Hendon, Brooks (Casey) Ingle, Cassidy D’Andrea, Danielle D’Andrea; five great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; a number of nieces and nephews of several generations.
In addition to her late husbands, Patty was preceded in death by a daughter, Toni D’Andrea; four sisters and numerous other relatives.
The Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 29th, at All Saints Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Michael Block officiating.
Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Kroeger Funeral Home.
Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children’s Foundation, Suite 200, 30 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204, in loving memory of Patty and especially her daughter, Toni, whose life was saved many years ago by the wonderful work of Riley Children's Hospital.
Condolences may be submitted at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com.
Kroeger Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.