Jeanne Trixler, 88, of Crown Point, IN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at the Franciscan Hospice Communities, Crown Point.
Mrs. Trixler graduated in the first lay class of Saint Francis College in Fort Wayne in 1946. She worked as a medical technologist and then as a realtor in Huntington.
She also served as the Huntington County Democratic chairman for several years, and in 1972 she ran for the state office of Reporter of the Supreme and Appellate courts. She moved to Indianapolis to work for the Indiana Secretary of State and was very active in state politics.
In 1986 she moved to Crown Point. She retired from the Lake County Sheriff's office at age 77. She was a member of St. Mary's Parish in Crown Point.
She was born June 13, 1925, in Huntington to Peter and Lillian Thoney Martin. She married Patrick D. Trixler on Dec. 28, 1946. He preceded her in death on May 21, 1971.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Dr. Joanne Ray, of Anderson, and Margaret (Michael) Pannos, of Merrillville; two sons, Michael (Jo Ellen) Trixler, of Boyne City, MI, and Patrick (Susie) Trixler Jr., of Huntington; and 13 grandchildren, Kevin Ray, Brian (Sarah) Ray, Sara Wagner, David Ray, Jeremy Murphy, Kaci Trixler, Christina Pannos, Dena (Scott) Remakel, Nicholas (Kim) Pannos, Alexandra Pannos, Kelly Trixler Rosen, Jimmy Trixler and Johnny Trixler.
Calling is Monday, May 19, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 860 Cherry St., Huntington, with a Mass of Christian burial following at 11 a.m. Rev. John Pfister will preside.
Memorial gifts may be made to the scholarship fund at the University of Saint Franics, in care of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN 46750.
Online condolences may be made at www.mcelhaneyhartfuneralhome.com .