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Pokorny, Patricia Louise (Florine) (1936 - 2008)

POKORNY, FLORINE, NORGAARD, FLINT, FULLBRIGHT

Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 7/1/2023 at 17:07:44

Patricia Louise Pokorny, 72, of Indianapolis died November 17, 2008. Born June 10, 1936, in Cherokee, Pat was the daughter of the late K. A. and Anna (Norgaard) Florine.

On April 25, 1964, she married Rev. Daniel Harry Pokorny, her husband of 26 years. Pat took great joy in supporting her husbandís work with deaf congregations in Indianapolis, Washington D.C. and Baltimore and Danielís post on the faculty of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. In 1990, Pat returned to college and graduated with a Masters degree and became certified as an orientation and mobility specialist for the blind and visually impaired. She worked at the Bosma Rehabilitation Center for the State of Indiana for ten years. Pat generously volunteered with the National Kidney Foundation, the Indiana Organ Procurement Organization, Conner Prairie, and served many roles at her church. She was a skilled and patient gardener. Pat lived an active life seeking new challenges and experiences. She won Blue Ribbons at the Indiana State Fair and Gold medals at the 2006 and 2008 U. S. Transplant Games. Pat lived a life sustained and fulfilled by faith in Christ.

She is survived by children Philip D. Pokorny (Julie), David A. Pokorny (Michelle), and Dr. Elizabeth Pokorny Fullbright (Matthew), as well as grandsons Andrew and Clayton. Her sister Gladys Flint of Minnesota also survives. Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 22 with calling two hours prior to the service at Advent Lutheran Church, 11250 N Michigan Road. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to support the Summer Kidney Camp program of the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana. Pat volunteered as a counselor and mentor at the annual camp for children ages 8-16 with transplants or chronic kidney disease. The foundation covers the cost of Kidney Camp, which provides a traditional childhood experience that is otherwise not possible. Arrangements are entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan, Zionsville. (Source: Chronicle Times, published in Cherokee, IA, Fri., Nov. 21, 2008, pg. 2)

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