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Merlyn "Pat" Terese Deiss
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Obituary for Merlyn "Pat" Terese Deiss

Merlyn "Pat" Terese Deiss, nee Coyle passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at her home at Villa St. Benedict. She was born August 12, 1927 in Chicago.

Beloved wife of the late Robert Deiss, wedded for 63 years.

Cherished mother of Dan (the late Donna) (Mary Moran) Deiss, Deb (Bill) Jahnke, Sue (Ed) Katzenbach, Steve (Patti) Deiss and Brian (Cathie) Deiss.

Adored grandmother of Justin (Dina) Deiss, Ben (Jessie) Deiss, Andy Deiss, Amy Jahnke, Kristen Jahnke, Stacy (Rob) Cunningham and Mark (Kim) Jahnke, Katy (Justin Walling) Katzenbach, and Kevin (Jaime Buckwheat) Katzenbach, Mike Deiss and Meagan Deiss, Maggie Deiss, Molly Deiss and Matt Deiss; Loving great-grandmother of Hanna Deiss, William Deiss, Eli Cunningham and Liam Walling.

Pat was a graduate of Immaculata High School in Chicago and Chicago Business College. She loved her children and grandchildren and was delighted with her long awaited great-grandchildren. She had a wonderful talent for decorating, and entertained friends and family with flair. True to her Irish heritage, she had the love of song. She traveled the world with her beloved husband and they lived life to the fullest. They spent many happy years making friends while boating in Fox Lake Harbor and New Buffalo, MI. She never met a stranger and was often the life of the party.

In lieu of flowers, donations to
Benedictine Sisters of the Sacred Heart.
1910 Maple Ave.
Lisle, IL 60532

Visitation: Thursday June 28th 10:00-11:00 AM at The Sacred Heart Monastery Chapel at Villa St. Benedict, 1910 Maple Ave., Lisle, IL 60532.

Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:00 AM. Entombment will be at Assumption Cemetery in Wheaton.

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Villa Saint Benedict

1920 Maple Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532

Mass of Christian Burial




11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Monastery Chapel

1910 Maple Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532

Cemetery Details


Assumption Cemetery

1S510 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189

Memorial Contribution

Benedictine Sisters of the Sacred Heart

1910 Maple Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532

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