Patricia A Paulus

December 24, 1951July 8, 2017

Patricia Ann Paulus, 65, of Kokomo, passed peacefully on July 8th, 2017 at Wellbrooke Pat was born on December 24th, 1951 to her parents Dr. Harold and Bernice Paulus in Cincinnati, OH Pat married her soulmate Brad Carter on August 12th, 1978 in Minneapolis, MN She is survived by her loving husband, brother Charles (Jane) Paulus, niece Laura (Mark) Horton, nephew Jeffrey Paulus, and grandnieces Whitney and Lillian Horton, sister-in-law Jane Hille (and Jane’s son, Carter), step father-in-law Pete Ludwig, brother-in-law Jeff (Janet) Carter and daughters Hilary (Alex) Smith and Vanessa (Richard) Lee and families. Pat graduated from Washburn High School in 1969, and in 1973 graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota. She completed her PhD in 1979 from the University of Iowa. She went on to work for Kaiser Aluminum in Louisiana and Delphi Electronics. She was a deeply faithful person and prayed often. The gym was even a place of prayer for her. She taught one of her Amazon parrots how to sing opera, and the bird matched her voice exactly. She loved all of her Maine Coon cats, was an avid reader, and loved to travel. Pat was a very giving person and listened, connected, and helped many. Her family described her as a Jewel. Services will be private. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Kokomo Civic Theater in her memory. PO Box 2112, Kokomo, IN 46904-2112. Share online condolences at


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stephen larson

September 7, 2017

I am a fellow disciple of Clyde and it was my honor to work with Pat at the Univ. of Iowa EHS. She will be remembered by us always.

Judy Geiser-Visscher

August 8, 2017

So sorry to hear of Pat's passing -- I am Mardie Geiser's younger sister (see her comments). Pat was such a unique person, and a great friend to my sister at Washburn High. She will be missed.

Mardie Geiser de Lao

August 6, 2017

Just heard about Pat's passing today. She was my only friend in 1968 when my family moved from Grand Forks to Minneapolis. I went to a new high school, Washburn for my Senior Year. I think we met at Hobart Methodist church that was on Nicollet Ave. Not sure if it was still there. I needed a friend and Pat liked the idea that i had a little Volkswagen to drive around. So we were a perfect match and we continue our friendship thru our University of Minnesota days. We kept in touch throughout the years. I was at her personal assistant at her wedding to Brad. She and Brad saw me off to Puerto Rico in 1981, when i drove my car to New Orleans to have it shipped to PR. We sorta of lost contact after that, but reconnected a few years ago, as I have a condo in Rochester, MN and she and Brad were at her house on Pleasant Ave. in Minneapolis. I got to visit them a couple of times. She had the best voice in talking, singing and laughing of anyone I have ever heard. I will miss her. And Brad, my thoughts will be with you.

July 20, 2017

I was very sad to hear of Pat's passing. Brad, my sincere condolences.
Don Ozogar (Indianapolis)

July 19, 2017

My condolences to Brad and the rest of Pat's family and friends. Pat was a fun lady and will be missed. Mary Young (Kokomo, IN)

Lisa Murphy-Hounchell

July 17, 2017

I met Pat when I was a temp at Delco, it had to be mid 80's. She was such an awesome lady. We all went on a canoe trip together from Plant 9 Environment Engineering Dept. What a fun person she was. She was someone I never forgot. Brad, my deepest condolences to you.

Melanie McCallum

July 13, 2017

I grew up next door to Pat in Minneapolis, MN. Wonderful, kind, clever and an inspiration to all that met her. My condolences go out to her husband Brad and Pat's family. Words can never express grief held in one's heart.
Melanie McCallum(Mahannah)

Emily Carter

July 11, 2017

I met Pat when Scott and I first started dating back in 1991. Pat and Brad were our friends, mentors, and inspiration through the years for a happy, healthy relationship. I loved listening to her stories, and she always had great advice. She will be sadly missed by me and my whole family.

July 11, 2017

Our condolences to Brad Carter who has lost a wonderful soulmate.

Norm and Sharon Harruff

Tim Renner

July 11, 2017

I met Pat in 2010 while working at Delphi in Kokomo. What a unique spirit and vibrant personality. One of a kind. I missed having her around the office once she retired. She was a Health & Safety mentor to me and I will never forget her kindness to me.