Patricia A. Kriel

Patricia A. Kriel, 83, of Frankfort passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

She was born May 18, 1934, in Frankfort, Indiana, to John Raymond and Ruby (Smith) McKinney.  On March 29, 1952, she married Richard Leo Kriel; he passed away on August 21, 2003.

Patricia graduated from Frankfort High School.   She had worked at the lunch counter at Woolworth’s for several years before beginning work as a supervisor in the dietary department at Wesley Manor; she retired in October, 1983. Patricia was active in her faith and enjoyed cooking, baking, reading, playing bingo and other games and puzzles, and doing crafts. In her younger years, she enjoyed dancing.

Patricia is survived by her sons, Richard (Nancy) Kriel, of Indianapolis, and Bradley (Lynn) Kriel, of Frankfort; daughter, Kathy (Jeff) Taylor, of Flora; seven grandchildren; Jordan (Erin) Kriel, Stephanie (Randy) Calvert, Corey (Stacey) Taylor, Megan (Joe) Marsh, Matthew, and Evan Kriel; eight great-grandchildren, brother-in-law, John (Sandy) Moudy, of Frankfort; and two sisters-in-law, Sheila Ward, of Frankfort, and Sherry (Ed) Halsema, of Delphi.

In addition to her husband and parents, Patricia is preceded in death by one grandson, Aaron Kriel; sister-in-law, Bonnie (Larry) Crose; and brother-in-law, Jack Ward.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 30, 2018, at Genda Funeral Home in Frankfort from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 31 at 10 a.m.   with her son, Pastor Brad Kriel officiating.  Burial will follow in Bunnell Cemetery in Frankfort.  Memorials may be made to NAMI.    Online condolences may be directed to