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Eva L. Rogers

February 20, 1945 - February 5, 2016

Eva L. Rogers, 70, of Walkerton, Indiana passed away at 8:31 a.m., Friday, February 5, 2016 in her home. She was born on February 20, 1945 in South Bend to Samuel and Violet (Brothers) Glassburn. Eva had formerly been employed as the Manager of the Little Ceasars Pizza in Plymouth. She had also worked in home care for seven years. Eva is survived by five daughters, Evalou Rittenhouse of...
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Lois Jane Rowlison

June 26, 1949 - February 3, 2016

Lois Jane Rowlison, 66, of Niles, Michigan passed away at 6:09 a.m., Wednesday, February 3, 2016 in her home. Lois was born on June 26, 1949 in Bay City, Michigan to John and Jessie (McDermand) Bumgarner. She had been employed as a Nurse with Wedgewood Pines Assisted Living in South Bend. On March 12, 1977 she married John Rowlison, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters; Jessie ...
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Karen Ann Jasinski

February 6, 1958 - February 2, 2016

Karen Ann Jasinski, 57, of South Bend, IN passed away unexpectedly at 3:37 p.m. Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, IN. She was born on February 6, 1958 to Leonard A. and Sylvia D. (Coppens) Kanczuzewski in South Bend, IN and was a lifelong resident. Karen was employed as a Registered Nurse at Memorial Hospital of South Bend, where she worked for 20...
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Margaret G. Berges

February 14, 1921 - February 1, 2016

NOTRE DAME- Margaret Golden Berges went to her eternal reward and rest while surrounded by loved ones in her home, shortly before her 95th birthday. Margaret Golden Berges was born in New Haven, CT on Feb 14, 1921. She was the daughter of John Matthew and Margaretta Stumpf Golden. She attended St Louis French Parochial School and New Haven High School. She received a degree from Trinity...
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Carroll Everett Posey, C.S.C.

August 19, 1936 - January 31, 2016

Brother Carroll Everett Posey, C.S.C., age 79, died on January 31, 2016 in his room at Columba Hall, at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana. He was born in Liberty, Kentucky on August 19, 1936, the son of Vitus and Helen (Wethington) Posey. He attended St. Bernard Elementary and High School in Clementsville, Kentucky graduating in 1955. He then began studies at Brescia College in...
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Brother Joseph Herbert Berg, C.S.C.

May 24, 1930 - January 27, 2016

Brother Joseph Berg, C.S.C., age 85, died on January 27, 2016 at Dujarie House in Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame, Indiana. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 24, 1930, the son of Anthony and Lynn (Lunz) Berg. He attended St. Elizabeth's and Messmer High School in Milwaukee graduating in 1949. He then attended Marquette University for a year. Joseph believed he had a calling for the...
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Denis D. Eck

November 12, 1954 - January 27, 2016

South Bend -- Denis "Denny" Eck, 61, passed away Wednesday morning at Memorial Hospital. Denny was born in South Bend to the late Loren and Lucille Eck on November 12, 1954. Denny married his high school sweetheart, best friend, and the love of his life, Lynn, on October 21, 1978 at Holy Cross Church in South Bend. Lynn survives Denny along with his loving daughter, Katie Eck (Matt Timm) of...
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Bettye J. Micinski

August 24, 1924 - January 21, 2016

Bettye J. Micinski, age 91, died on Thursday, January 21, 2016 in South Bend, Indiana. She was born on August 24, 1924 to Roy M. Barnes and Estelle (Waggoner) Barnes in Chattanooga, Tennessee. On May 16, 1946 she married Ervin Micinski at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Tennessee. They were blessed with three daughters, Janice (Carl) Bennett of South Bend, Indiana, Deborah (Kirk) Fuller...
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Debra Ann Copeland

July 31, 1953 - January 21, 2016

Daughter of Charles L. & Audrey F. Arnold passed away on January 21st. She is survived by her husband, Terry Copeland, brother Charles Arnold, children Kathy (Chris) Barouska, Amy (Redd) Copeland, Joseph (Heather) Copeland, Grandchildren Emerald, Trinity, Alexia, Trenton, Dalton, Everett, Rogan and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, and brothers Michael and Steve ...
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Charles "Charlie" H. Slomski

January 16, 1933 - January 21, 2016

Charles "Charlie" H. Slomski, 83, of South Bend, IN passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his home on Thursday, January 21, 2016. He was born in January 16, 1933 in South Bend to the late John S. and Josephine (Kaczmarek) Slomski. Charles was a lifelong resident of South Bend. On May 18, 1963 Charles married his loving wife, Anna Marie Steif, who survives. He is also...
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Gladys M. Meyers Runnels Morse

December 6, 1930 - January 20, 2016

Gladys M. Meyers Runnels-Morse, 85, of New Carlisle, passed away peacefully with family at her side in her home on January 20, 2016. She was born on December 6, 1930, daughter of Ernest F. and Ruth E. Meyers. She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Evelyn (Bob deceased) Davidson of Baldwin, MI, her brother, Carl (Shelby) Meyers of Punta Gorda, FL, many cousins, nieces and nephews. Gladys leaves...
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Alice L. Chrzan

October 17, 1915 - January 20, 2016

Alice L. Chrzan, 100, of Niles, MI, passed away on Wednesday at Westwood Nursing Home, NIles. She was born on October 17, 1915, in New York, NY, to the late Frederick G. and Maria (Bittlingmeyer) Shields. Also preceding her in death were her, brother, Frederick Shields; and four sisters, Rose Nemeth, Edna Kreciedlo, Marie Tornrose and Irene Barbour. Alice is survived by her daughter, Maria (Larry...
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Raymond U. Brenneman

September 19, 1922 - January 17, 2016

Raymond U. Brenneman, 93, died Sunday in Spring City, PA. He is survived by a son, Raymond F. of FL; a sister of PA; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 1 pm Thursday at Highland Cemetery. To send condolences, visit www.kaniewski.com.
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Rita T. Czyzewski

June 11, 1927 - January 17, 2016

Rita T. Czyzewski, 88, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, IN. She was a resident at Golden Living Center – Fountainview Place in Mishawaka, IN. Rita was born on June 11, 1927 in South Bend, IN to Stanley and Albina (Kruszynski) Radecki, who both preceded her in death. Rita was a lifelong area resident. As Rita T. Radecki, she married...
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Beverly Jane Waumans

October 10, 1931 - January 16, 2016

Beverly Jane Waumans, 84, of South Bend, passed away on Saturday January 16, 2016, at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. She was born on October 10, 1931, in Eerie, PA, to the late Donald and Lena Miller. She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Jerry) Loczi of Tucson, AZ; her son, Michael (Judy) Waumans, Sr. of Niles, MI; three grandchildren, Lee Elledge of South Bend, Lora Elledge-Cano of Lake...
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Irving C. "Willie" Wilhelm Jr.

August 26, 1927 - January 16, 2016

Irving C. "Willie" Wilhelm, 88, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016, at Hamilton Grove in New Carlisle, Indiana. Willie was born on August 26, 1927 in LaPorte, Indiana to the late Irving and Grace Wilhelm. Willie married Wanda Flatt on June 15, 1957 in New Carlisle, Indiana. She preceded him in death on March 7, 2011. Willie is survived by his daughter, Susan (Homer)...
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Janet L. Overman

October 11, 1962 - January 15, 2016

Janet L. Overman (Zielinski), 53, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on January 15, 2016. Janet was born to the late Frank and Joyce Zielinski. Janet is survived by her husband Brad Overman of Pooler Georgia, one sister Julie Crick (Stephen) of South Bend, Indiana and one brother Thomas Zielinski (Kimberly) of South Bend, Indiana. Janet had a passion for art, especially designing furniture. She...
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Ray C. Hullinger, Jr.

March 24, 1924 - January 15, 2016

Ray C. Hullinger, Jr., 91, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at his home on January 15, 2016. Ray was born on March 24, 1924 to the late Ray Sr. and Inez Hullinger. On February 21, 1948, he married Doris. K Platts, who preceded him in death on September 20, 2000. He was also preceded in death by one brother William Hullinger. Ray is survived by his daughter, Heather D. Long (Don) of South Bend,...
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James Edward Rhoton, Jr.

September 15, 1954 - January 15, 2016

James Edward Rhoton, Jr., of South Bend, passed away on Friday January 15, 2016, at Briarcliff Nursing Home, South Bend. He was born on September 15, 1954, in South Bend. On March 19, 1988, in Detroit, MI, he married Ann Sosnoski, who survives. Also surviving are his daughters, Carri (Armando) Quimby of Mishawaka, IN and Stephanie (Robert) Ames of Byron Center, MI; his sons, Jeremy (Kristin)...
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Michael Wishing

June 12, 1952 - January 14, 2016

Michael J. Wishing of South Bend passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at the South Bend Center for Hospice Care surrounded by his family. He was born on June 12, 1952, in South Bend. Surviving Michael is his longtime companion in life, Lynn Daniels. Also surviving is his sister, Kathy (Kevin) Reasor of South Bend. Michael is survived by his niece, Lindsay (Aaron) Reasor, nephews, Kyle ...
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Thomas A. Hinz

May 13, 1991 - January 12, 2016

Thomas A. Hinz, 24, of South Bend, passed away Tuesday January 12, 2016, in his home. He was born on May 13, 1991, in South Bend to Carmen (O'Brien) Hinz and the late Thomas J. Hinz. He is survived by his mother; a brother, Mitchell Hinz; his maternal grandmother, Ruth O'Brien, all of South Bend; his Godparents, Dave and Jodie Montana and their children, Paige, Brooke and Connor Montana. Tommy...
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John B. "Johnny" Hall

December 20, 1936 - January 11, 2016

John B. "Johnny" Hall, 79, of New Carlisle, IN, passed away at 6:47 p.m. Monday January 11, 2016 at Hospice House in South Bend, following a brief illness. He was born on December 20, 1936 to the late Butler and Ruth (Schreve) Hall in St. Louis, MO, and has lived in New Carlisle, IN since 1986, coming from Michigan. Along with his parents; he was preceded in death by a son, Brian Hall; two...
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Bernard F. Bauer

January 16, 1924 - January 6, 2016

Bernard F. Bauer, 91, of South Bend, passed away on Wednesday January 6, 2016, at his home in South Bend, Indiana. He was born on January 16, 1924, in Monterey, IN, to the late Fred and LaPearl (Keller) Bauer. On December 29, 1945 he married Mary M. Decker who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one sister Rose Lou Strang. Bernard is survived by his daughters , Pam (Walt)...
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Virginia M. Bland

July 20, 1924 - January 5, 2016

Virginia M. Bland, 91, of South Bend, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at 09:05 p.m. at Sanctuary of Holy Cross, South Bend. She was born on July 20, 1924, in South Bend, to the late Stanley, Sr. and Bertha Kruszewski. She met her husband at Ball Band. On February 7, 1948 she married James R. Bland, Sr., who preceded her in death on February 16, 1995...
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Charley Hetterson

January 4, 2016

Charley Hetterson lived a wonderful life. He was a husband, father, son, brother, "papa", cousin, friend, and gentleman. He was gracious and kind, served his country with honor and made a difference to the lives of many. He was quick with smart comments and jokes that would put a smile on your face. He loved to fish, read the newspaper, and watch the political talk shows. He was old school wise,...
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Carmine T. Buonaiuto

December 20, 1943 - December 30, 2015

Carmine T. Buonaiuto, 72, of South Bend, IN passed away on December 30, 2015 in his home. He was born on December 20, 1943 to the late Carmine and Lillian (Luongo) Buonaiuto in Brooklyn, New York, and has lived in South Bend since 1966. Along with his parents; Carmine was preceded in death by his sister, Marion Hunter. Carmine retired in 2009 from the University of Notre Dame, where he was...
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Bernice C. Niezgodski

June 29, 1930 - December 29, 2015

Bernice C. Niezgodski, 85, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 1:10 p.m., Tuesday, December 29, 2015 in the Sanctuary at St. Paul's. Bernice was born on June 29, 1930 in South Bend to Michael and Agnes (Olszewski) Manijak, and was a lifelong resident. She retired in 1992 from Automated Molded Plastics Company, where she was employed for 17 years. On June 19, 1954, in St. Adalbert Church, she...
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Sister Jane Ann Rochford, C.S.C.

May 27, 1920 - December 27, 2015

A woman who never mothered children of her own, Sister Jane Ann Rochford spent most of her 73 years as a Sister of the Holy Cross teaching little ones or attending to the birth of countless children of others. Sister first taught in elementary schools in Chicago and Elkhart but eventually became a competent Registered Nurse in OB/GYN units and Maternity Supervisor. She served in Indiana hospitals...
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Edwin M. Jurgonski

April 4, 1923 - December 22, 2015

Edwin M. Jurgonski, 92, of South Bend, IN (who resided at Miller's Merry Manor in New Carlisle, IN for the last 3 years) passed away at 8:27 p.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN. He was born on April 4, 1923 to the late Joseph and Theresa (Ogorkiewicz) Jurgonski in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong area resident. Along with his parents; he was preceded in...
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Alfred "John" Zubler

April 16, 1926 - December 22, 2015

Alfred Zubler, age 89, soft spoken, gentle, and most kind person, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Elkhart Hospice House. Preceding him at death were his parents, John and Dessie (Turnbull) Zubler, sister-in-law, Cecelia Zubler, brother-n-law, Ray Leliaert, and niece, Mary Leliaert, Radar. Alfred was born April 16, 1926. He attended St. Joseph elementary and John Adams High schools. Alfred...
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Aline Mary Garner

November 30, 1926 - December 21, 2015

Aline Mary Garner, 89, of South Bend Indiana, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2015. Aline was born on November 30, 1926 to Lawrence and Netty Bernas in South Bend, Indiana. On October 9, 1953 Aline married Roy "Bud" Garner, who preceded her in death on November 1, 2001. In her younger years Aline worked many jobs; as a nanny for the Levy and Fischground families, held a number of different...
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Eugenia A. Nowicki

November 20, 1912 - December 20, 2015

Eugenia "Gina" A. Nowicki, 103, of South Bend, IN, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015, in the Sanctuary at St. Paul's. Eugenia was born on November 20, 1912, in South Bend, to Valentine and Maryanna (Graf) Pajakowski. She retired in 1977 from the City of South Bend Police Department where she worked in the Records Department. She had previously been employed with Wilson Brothers. On September...
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Lorraine E. Lekarczyk

August 24, 1934 - December 20, 2015

Lorraine E. Lekarczyk, 81, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 4:05 p.m., Sunday, December 20, 2015, in Healthwin Specialized Care Facility. Lorraine was born on August 24, 1934 in South Bend to Anthony and Henrietta (Slisz) Novinich, and was a lifelong resident. She had been employed for 30 years as a Billing/Receiving Clerk with South Bend Freight Lines. On September 17, 1955, in St....
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Joshua T. "Josh" Shelton

July 15, 1992 - December 20, 2015

Joshua T. "Josh" Shelton, 23, of New Carlisle, IN, passed away unexpectedly due to natural causes, in his home on Sunday December 20, 2015. He was born on July 15, 1992 to Terry and Julie (Blackard) Shelton in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong New Carlisle resident. Josh was currently working as a Certified Parts Technician at Tyler Automotive Dealership in Niles, MI. Josh is survived by his...
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Richard L. Duvall

July 6, 1940 - December 18, 2015

Richard L. Duvall, 75, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 12:55 a.m., Friday, December 18, 2015 in his home. Richard was born on July 6, 1940 in Ozark, Missouri to Maurice and Marjorie (Bellinger) Duvall. He had lived in South Bend since 1984, coming from Villa Park, Illinois. Richard retired from Rockwell Window Company. He had also been employed with the Oliver Corporation. On February...
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Rev. Lawrence "Larry" Albert LeVasseur, C.S.C.

December 7, 1924 - December 16, 2015

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Rev. Lawrence (Larry) Albert LeVasseur, CSC, 91, died on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at Holy Cross House. He was born on Dec. 7, 1924, in New Orleans, to Albert A. and Edna (Ramos) LeVasseur. He graduated from Holy Cross High School in 1941. He entered Holy Cross Seminary at the University of Notre Dame in 1941 and was received into the Congregation on Aug. 15, 1942. Fr....
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Sister Mary Romanus Smith, C.S.C.

May 25, 1915 - December 14, 2015

NOTRE DAME - "A good name is more precious than great riches," (Proverbs 22). Sister Mary Romanus had a strong name, the wealth of over 100 years of life, and the esteem of her religious order, the Sisters of the Holy Cross. She will be remembered as a solid teacher and administrator in Catholic schools in California, Utah, and Idaho and missed at Saint Agnes Center for Women, Fresno, California....
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Rita D. (Miller) Gerencher

January 22, 1951 - December 13, 2015

Rita (Miller) Gerencher January 22, 1951 - December 13, 2015. Rita graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1969 and went on to attend Purdue University where she graduated in 1974 with a B. A. in teaching. She returned to her almamater, St Joseph High School, where she taught Health and Physical Education. She realized medicine was her true calling, so she enrolled in the Memorial...
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Frank F. Banicki

September 30, 1939 - December 13, 2015

Frank F. Banicki, age 76, was born in South Bend, Indiana on September 30, 1939 to Margaret Wieczorek-Puzynski and Frank L. Banicki. He passed away on Sunday December 13, 2015 in South Bend surrounded by his family after a long battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Frank married Janis M. Mezykowski on Friday May 13, 1960 in Saint Mark's Roman Catholic Church in Niles, Michigan. She survives. He is...
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John J. Peczkowski

March 18, 1927 - December 12, 2015

John Joseph Peczkowski, 88, of South Bend, passed away Saturday December 12, 2015 at 5:40 PM surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 18, 1927, in South Bend, to the late John A. and Bertha (Bukowski) Peczkowski, and was a lifelong area resident. On April 22, 1950 he married Betty J. Lagocki, who preceded him in death on May 3, 2006, after 56 years of marriage. John graduated from...
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James R. Beck

December 6, 1922 - December 9, 2015


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Doris L. Kaizer

July 21, 1933 - December 9, 2015

Doris L. Kaizer, 82, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. Doris was born on July 21, 1933 in South Bend, Indiana to Phillip and Ruth Dahl(Bower). In 1981, she married Daniel J. Kaizer, who preceded her in death on November 1, 2013. She retired from Sobieski Bank, where she served as a manager. Survivors include her daughter, Marcia Williams of South Bend, Indiana;...
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Marian M Kleine

February 17, 1929 - December 8, 2015

New Carlisle - Marian Kleine, 86, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 around 3 pm est at Hamilton Grove, New Carlisle, IN. She was caringly attended by Hospice, and surrounded by her loving and familiar Hamilton caregivers, many whom she had known for years. Born in Michigan, Marian was the middle child of Johnny and Hanna Luella (Seward) Machel, who both preceded her in...
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John F. Campbell

October 11, 1938 - December 7, 2015

John F. Campbell, 77, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 8:52 a.m., Monday, December 7, 2015 in Memorial Hospital. John was born on October 11, 1938 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. He had lived in South Bend the last ten years. John retired in 1998 from FedEx, where he was employed as a pilot. Survivors include two daughters, Shannon Campbell of Scottsdale, Arizona and Erin (Keith) Dunkerley of...
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Elva C. Bautista

October 12, 1944 - December 7, 2015

Elva C. Bautista, 71, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Monday, December 7, 2015. Elva was born on October 12, 1944 in Weslaco, Texas to Salvador and Ofelia (Garcia) Cantu. Elva had lived in South Bend since 1971. She retired from A.M. General, where she had been employed for 30 years. Survivors include her husband, Armando Bautista, Sr.; three daughters, Maria Elva Vega of Weslaco, Texas,...
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Casimir T. "Spike" Nowicki

November 28, 1922 - December 6, 2015

Casimir T. "Spike" Nowicki, 93, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 4:00 a.m. Sunday December 6, 2015 at Hospice House in South Bend, IN. Casimir was born on November 28, 1922 to the late William and Lottie (Kaminski) Nowicki in South Bend, IN and has lived in South Bend most of his life, except for living in Edwardsburg, MI from 1972 – 2005. Along with his parents; he was preceded in death by...
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Maxine M. Seals

February 2, 1922 - December 6, 2015

Maxine Seals, 93, passed away at 8:10AM on December 6, 2015 at Miller's Merry Manor in New Carlisle. Maxine was born in Illinois on February 2, 1922 to the late Grace and John Ahlen. She married Gene Seals in Illinois on May 31, 1948 and they resided in South Bend since 1951. Maxine was employed at Sears. She was in Eastern Star and she sang with the Sweet Adelines. She was an excellent...
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Robert Heinek

December 29, 1919 - December 5, 2015

Robert Heinek, 95, of New Carlisle, IN, passed away at 12:45 a.m. Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Millers Merry Manor in New Carlisle, IN. Robert was born on December 29, 1919 to the late John and Irma (Pavelka) Heinek in Chicago, IL, and has lived most of his life in New Carlisle, IN. Along with his parents; he was preceded in death by his son, Charles D. Heinek; and his two brothers. Robert...
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Esta Mae Lies

December 6, 1920 - December 4, 2015

Esta Mae Lies, 94, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 8:51 p.m. Friday, December 4, 2015 (just two days shy of her 95th birthday) at Briarcliff Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in South Bend, IN. Esta Mae was born on December 6, 1920 to the late Russell and Ines (Albert) Lichtenbarger in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong resident. Along with her parents; she was preceded in death by her...
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Kathryn L. Prymak

September 3, 1922 - December 2, 2015

Kathryn L. Prymak was born to Lena and Anthony Maloney in Kent, Pennsylvania on September 3, 1922. Kathryn died on December 2, 2015 at Prestonwood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Plano, Texas. She married Nick Prymak of Kent, PA on April 23, 1946. She is preceded in death by her husband of 45 years Nick, brothers Anthony and Joseph, and sisters Grace, Lucy, Mary, and Margaret. She is...
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Dorothea W. Burgess

November 19, 1919 - December 2, 2015

Dorothea W. Burgess, 96, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at The Sanctuary at Holy Cross, South Bend. Dorothea was born on November 9, 1919 in Hebron, Indiana to the late Sterling A. Wilson and Frieda M. Wilson (Lueck). She was also close with her stepmother, Eleanor Wilson, who raised her from the age of 7. She was employed as an Administrative Assistant and retired in 1995 after...
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Sister Josephine Marie, C.S.C. (Josephine Victoria Mariano)

June 6, 1920 - December 2, 2015

Sister Josephine Marie was a Sister of the Holy Cross for over 77 years having lived a life of service to God and God's people. Sister was a woman who helped others joyfully, whether high school students in Salt Lake City, Boise, Southern California, and Washington D.C. or elders at Madonna Manor in Salinas, California and her sisters at Saint Mary's Convent. She is remembered for her warmth and...
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Roger L. Jones

December 5, 1949 - November 29, 2015

Roger L. Jones, 65, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2015, at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, with his wife, Cathy, by his side. He courageously fought like a warrior, with his faith as his armor, a multitude of health issues over the course of 20 years. On Sunday, his merciful Heavenly Father took him Home. He was born on December 5, 1949, in Sheffield, AL, to the late George and Annie...
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Chester E. Leda

October 12, 1928 - November 29, 2015

Chester E. Leda, 87, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 12:48 a.m., Sunday, November 29, 2015, in the Sanctuary at Holy Cross. Chester was born on October 12, 1928 in South Bend to John and Mary (Makowski) Leda, and was a lifelong resident. He had been employed with Uniroyal-Ballband from 1945-1990. He had also worked at Martin's Supermarket for 10 years, and was an Usher at Gate 6 for the...
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Therese Bourke Reilly

October 30, 1935 - November 27, 2015

Therese Bourke Reilly, 80, of Granger, Indiana passed away at 2:00 a.m., Friday, November 27, 2015, in Cardinal Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Therese was born on October 30, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois to Edgar Rodolph and Clara (Beliveau) Bourke. She had lived in the South Bend area for 34 years, coming from Champaign, Illinois. She retired in 2003 from Cressy and Everett Real Estate,...
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Diana Stabnik (Parisi)

July 16, 1958 - November 20, 2015

South Bend - Diana L. Stabnik, 57, of Granger, IN, passed away on Friday November 20th, 2015 at Hospice House in South Bend, IN, following a brief illness with cancer. She was born on July 16, 1958 to Robert Holmes and Diane Graf in South Bend, IN. Diana grew up and spent her childhood in North Liberty, before moving to Granger, IN. Diana has been the General Manager for Parisi...
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Dolores M. Wolff

November 23, 1921 - November 19, 2015

Dolores M. Wolff, 93, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2015, in Miller's Merry Manor. She was born on November 23, 1921, in Chicago Illinois, to the late Emil and Minerva (Wenslaff) Falk. Dolores was a lifelong resident of New Carlisle. Dolores retired in 1988 from American Home Foods, where she was employed as a Quality Control Auditor. On December 24, 1944 in...
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Brother Donald Michael Fleischhacker, C.S.C.

May 29, 2015 - November 18, 2015

Brother Donald Michael Fleischhacker, C.S.C., age 78, died on November 18, 2015, while undergoing medical treatment in South Bend, Indiana. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 29, 1937, the son of Michael and Marie (Kaltinger) Fleischhacker. He attended St. Sylvester and Bernard Moos Elementary Schools and Lane Tech High School in Chicago, graduating in 1956. He worked for a year at St....
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Jean M. Kopke

September 11, 1928 - November 18, 2015

Jean M. Kopke, 87, of Elkhart, Indiana passed away at 7:22 p.m., Wednesday, November 18, 2015 in Hospice House. Jean had an operation September 9, 2015 and was never able to return home. She was born on September 11, 1928 in Beatrice, Nebraska to Milford and Edith (Piersol) Axe. Jean retired on February 1, 1991 from Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, where she was employed as an Executive...
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Agnes Hibshman

June 21, 1919 - November 18, 2015

Agnes Hibshman, 96, of LaGrange, Indiana, formerly of South Bend, Indiana, passed away at 3:35 a.m., Wednesday, November 18, 2015 in Life Care of LaGrange. Agnes was born on June 21, 1919 in South Bend to Frank and Frances (Druzik) Kwasniewski. She had been formerly employed as a factory worker. Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Alycce "Bonnie" Lewandowski of Wolcottville, Indiana; seven...
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Dale A. Gaertner

March 15, 1947 - November 17, 2015

Dale A. Gaertner, 68, of New Carlisle, IN, passed away at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of South Bend, following a lengthy illness. He was born on March 15, 1947 to the late Hadley Eugene and Mina Virginia (King) Gaertner in Murphysboro, IL, and has lived in New Carlisle for 58 years, coming from Illinois. Dale worked as a self-employed Automobile Mechanic for...
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Frank Vida, Jr.

February 23, 1933 - November 17, 2015

Frank Vida, Jr., 82, of New Carlisle, IN, passed away at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at Millers Merry Manor in New Carlisle, IN. He was born on February 23, 1933 to the late Frank, Sr. and Dorothy (Ellsworth) Vida in Lydick, IN, and was a lifelong resident of New Carlisle. Along with his parents; Frank was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Demetrius Anderson. Frank worked as...
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Cynthia A. Ryan

July 11, 2015 - November 16, 2015

Cynthia A. (Homer) Ryan, 64, of South Bend, passed away on Monday November 16, 2015 at Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 11, 1951, in South Bend, to the late Anthony and Valeria (Niespojohny) Homer and was a lifelong area resident. On June 19, 1971 she married Harold Ryan, who survives. Also surviving are her two sons, Sean (Michelle) Ryan of South Bend and Todd (Kelly) Ryan of Niles; five...
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Brother Francis J. Gorch, C.S.C.

November 7, 1922 - November 14, 2015

Notre Dame, Ind. – Br. Francis John Gorch, C.S.C., 93, died on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at Holy Cross House. He was born on Nov. 7, 1922, to Victor and Stella (Wenzel) Gorch in Manistee, Mich. He graduated from Manistee High School before entering Holy Cross Seminary. He entered Sacred Heart Novitiate in Aug. 15, 1947, and made his First Profession of Vows on Aug. 16, 1948. Br. Gorch made...
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Gertrude J. Downs

April 5, 1923 - November 13, 2015

South Bend, IN - Gertrude Joan Downs, 92, of Rock Hill, SC passed away on Friday November 13, 2015. She was born on April 5, 1923 to the late Walter and Joan "Jennie" (Kuczmanski) Jeziorski in South Bend, IN, where she lived the first 86 years of her life. Gertrude was retired from AM General, where she worked for 10 years. She was also employed with Manpower, where she received a medal of...
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Ronald J. Janowczyk

April 23, 1938 - November 8, 2015

Ronald J. Janowczyk, 77, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 10:41 a.m., Sunday, November 8, 2015, in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. Ronald was born on April 23, 1938 in South Bend to Harry J. and Helen (Rudynski) Janowczyk. He retired on March 31, 2005 from Cummins Midstates Power, where he was employed for 13 years as Sales Manager. He had been in the electrical business for 35 years....
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Sister Pamela Welch, C.S.C. (Pamela Lou Welch)

November 10, 1953 - November 7, 2015

Sister Pamela Welch (Sister Pam to most of us) was born in Anderson, Indiana, in 1953 and entered the Sisters of the Holy Cross from there in 1978. She was predeceased by her parents, Gomer H. and Kathryn (Clark) Welch, and her sister, Dee Raison. Her sister, Marie Fulton of Anderson, and many nieces and nephews survive. Except for her first five years in Michigan and Idaho, the rest of Sister...
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Charles R. Kuskye

July 25, 1930 - November 6, 2015

Charles R. (Charlie, Chuck) Kuskye, 85-years-old passed away Friday, November 6, 2015 in Memorial Hospital surrounded by his extended family. Charlie was born in South Bend on July 25, 1930 to Ruth (Stanton) and Charles B. Kuskye who both preceded him in death. On April 8, 1986, in Las Vegas, NV, he married Rita, the love of his life, thus the "extended family". Charlie graduated from...
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Dr. Edward (Ed) Alton Kline

November 20, 1933 - November 6, 2015

Dr. Edward (Ed) Alton Kline passed away peacefully on November 6, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. He maintained his positive attitude and never gave up. Ed was born on November 20, 1933 in Allentown, Pennsylvania to Thelma M. (Yelinek) Kline. Ed grew up in the small town of Denbo, Pennsylvania and graduated from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania under the G.I. bill. He...
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Frances I. "Muncie" Ehardt

November 2, 1935 - November 5, 2015

South Bend - Frances I. "Muncie" Ehardt, 80, of South Bend, passed away on Thursday November 5, 2015. She was born on November 2, 1935, in South Bend, to the late Steven M. and Frances I. (Nagy) Pecsi. On October 23, 1954 she married John P. Ehardt, who survives. Along with her loving husband, she is survived by her children, Susan Kisela of Schereville, IN, Steven Ehardt, and Bruce (April)...
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F. Irene Keb

October 12, 1931 - November 3, 2015

F. Irene Keb, 84, of South Bend, IN passed away at 8:55 p.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2015 in her home, following an illness. She was born on October 12, 1931 to the late Ardell Nathan and Fern Lela (Coldern) Arnold in Mendon, MI, and has lived in South Bend for several years. Along with her parents, she is also preceded in death by her daughter, Ginger P. Pinckert; and a sister, Lauramae Tarney....
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James F. Nickerson

November 13, 1929 - November 3, 2015

South Bend - James F. Nickerson, 85, of South Bend, passed away on Tuesday November 3, 2015 at Briarcliff Health and Rehabilitation Center, South Bend. He was born on November 13, 1929, in South Bend, to the late Charles and Thelma (Wilkeson) Nickerson. On June 12, 1954 he married Margaret Redding, who survives. Along with his wife he is also survived by his three daughters, Janet (Stan) Moore...
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Suzanne M. Pearman

February 17, 1990 - October 25, 2015

Suzanne M. Pearman, 25, of Chicago, passed away on Sunday October 25th. Suzanne was born in South Bend on February 17, 1990, to Sean and Anne Pearman. She graduated from Brandywine High School in Niles and Columbia College Chicago. At the time of her death, Suzanne was enrolled in DePaul University's MBA program, which she was expected to complete this year. She was a writer and poet whose...
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Margo M. Fuerbringer

December 19, 1938 - October 25, 2015

SOUTH BEND - Margo M. Fuerbringer, 76, of South Bend, passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2015, at Memorial Hospital. She was born on December 19, 1938, in Joliet, IL, to the late Robert J. and Nora K. (Farley) Gerharz. On August 21, 1965 at Christ the King Catholic Church, with Rev. John P. Kennelly from Chicago officiating, she married William Fuerbringer, who survives. Also surviving are her...
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Rose Ann Nowak

May 5, 1949 - October 25, 2015

Rose Ann Nowak, 66, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 1:10 a.m., Sunday, October 25, 2015 in Cardinal Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Rosie was born on May 5, 1949 in South Bend to Eugene and Delores (Slaybough) Nowak, and was a lifelong resident. She retired on June 30, 2005 from Ivy Tech State College, where she had been employed as a Library Assistant. Survivors include three sisters...
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Gary L. Roberson

December 29, 1952 - October 24, 2015

Gary L. Roberson, 62, of Edwardsburg, Michigan, passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2015, in his home. He was born on December 29, 1952, to the late Jeffery and Enid (Buckhout) Roberson in Salem, Oregon, and has lived in Edwardsburg for the last 23 years. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Wanonah Roberson, and his brother, James Roberson. On July 7, 1984, Gary...
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Sophia Grace Banicki

August 18, 2015 - October 23, 2015

SOUTH BEND - Sophia Grace Banicki, 2 months, passed from this life on Friday October 23, 2015, at Riley Children's Hospital. She was born on August 18, 2015, to Brandon and Melissa (Smith) Banicki in South Bend. Along with her parents, she leaves behind her sisters, Olivia and Raegan Banicki and brothers, Gavin and Aiden Banicki; her maternal grandparents, Paul Smith of Plymouth and Doreen...
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Stephen P. Stetz

September 3, 1988 - October 23, 2015

Stephen P. Stetz, 27, of Chicago, IL (formerly of Akron, OH) passed away at 5:23 p.m. Friday October 23, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of South Bend, as a result of a pedestrian/automobile accident near the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Stephen was born on September 3, 1988 to Jeffrey and Dana (Garro) Stetz in Akron, OH. He graduated in 2012 from Holy Cross College, and has lived in...
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Jamie Lynn Przybysz

July 13, 1976 - October 23, 2015

Jamie Lynn Przybysz, 39, of South Bend, IN (formerly of Niles, MI) passed away at 2:00 a.m. Friday, October 23, 2015 in her home, following an illness. She was born on July 13, 1976 in South Bend, IN to Joseph and Catherine (Rodick) Przybysz and was a lifelong South Bend and Niles area resident. Jamie is survived by her parents, Joseph and Catherine (Rodick) Przybysz of Niles, MI; her sister,...
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Barbara A. Sullivan

August 1, 1928 - October 21, 2015

Barbara A. Sullivan, 87, of South Bend since 2004, passed away peacefully on October 21, 2015. Born Barbara Ann Grumley (of Champaign, IL), on August 1, 1928, she was a beloved, daughter, sister, aunt, wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her best friend and beloved husband, the late Gerald Sullivan of Charleston, IL, and her brother William Grumley. She is survived by her...
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Carrol J. Gilchrist

May 22, 1933 - October 20, 2015

Carrol J. Gilchrist, 82, of Goshen, Indiana, formerly of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 4:45 a.m., Tuesday, October 20, 2015 in Greencroft Healthcare, after a long battle with Alzheimers. Carrol was born on May 22, 1933 in LaPorte, Indiana to Elmer Ray and Susan (Mecher) Garrett. She retired from the former Madison Center, where she was employed as a Switchboard Operator for 19 years. On...
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Geraldine M. "Gerrie" Rogalski

May 20, 1938 - October 18, 2015

Mishawaka - Geraldine M. "Gerrie" Rogalski, 77, of Mishawaka, IN, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday October 18, 2015, in her home. She was born on May 20, 1938, in Chicago, IL, to the late Stanley and Irene (Siwek) Stalmack. On October 12, 1957 she married Thaddeus "Ted" Rogalski, who preceded her in death on April 14, 2003. She was also preceded in death by a brother...
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Charles L. Webber

November 21, 1927 - October 18, 2015

"Charles didn't depart this world with sadness, but reaching out to his wife Joan with such love, knowing that the solidarity of his children will be able to release him with love and laughter." Charles Leon Webber passed away at the Center for Hospice Care early Sunday evening, October 18, 2015, surrounded by family members. Charlie was born on November 21, 1927, in Hemlock, Indiana, to Mary...
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Terry W. Tolmen

January 5, 1943 - October 17, 2015

Kokomo - Terry W. Tolmen, 72, of Kokomo, IN, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2015, in his home. He was born on January 5, 1943, in New Carlisle, IN, to the late William Charles and Gladys (Carr) Tolmen. He graduated from New Carlisle High School in 1961, where he was known as Terry Toons. He was an excellent athlete and played football, baseball, basketball and ran track. He went on to...
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Judith Marie Hurley

October 31, 1934 - October 16, 2015

Judith Marie Hurley, 80, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Friday, October 16, 2015 in her home. Judith was born, the youngest of 10 children, on October 31, 1934 in Boston, Massachusetts to Thomas and Edith Kirwan. After graduating from Cathedral High School in Boston, she married Gerry Hurley on Nov. 20, 1960 and raised two children Judy and Brian. Judith lived most of her adult life in...
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Joan M. Arrowsmith

January 8, 1937 - October 15, 2015

Joan M. Arrowsmith, 78, of South Bend, passed away Thursday October 15, 2015 in her home. She was born on January 8, 1937, in Kalamazoo, MI to the late Bert A. and Mary Louise (Allen) Gordon. She graduated from Elkhart Central High School in 1954. On May 19, 1957, as Joan M. Gordon, she married Bill Arrowsmith, who survives. Also surviving are her daughters, Lynn (Greg) Hess and Lori Arrowsmith,...
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Barbara J. (Geraghty) Powers

October 21, 1956 - October 9, 2015

South Bend - Barbara J. (Geraghty) Powers, 58, of South Bend, passed away Friday October 9, 2015 peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 21, 1956. On May 22, 1982 she married Bart Powers, D.O., who survives. Also surviving are her two children, Erin Santilli of South Bend and Michael (Lisa) Powers of Tucson, AZ; three grandchildren, Alex, Gracie and Cameron;...
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Ernest D. Eddins III

January 8, 1975 - October 8, 2015

South Bend - Ernest D. Eddins III, 40, of South Bend, passed away on Thursday October 8, 2015 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. He was born on January 8, 1975, in South Bend, to Earnest, Jr. and Rozetia (Trotter) Eddins. On June 26, 2004 he married Dawn Eddins (Whitmer), who survives. Along with his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Arrial and Monique Eddins and a his son, Ernest, IV, all...
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Sister Rose Michael, C.S.C. (Doris Frances Murphy)

December 29, 1924 - October 6, 2015

Sister Rose Michael was born in Washington, DC in 1924, the only child of Michael and Rose Murphy. She earned her Master's Degree before entering the congregation in 1953. Her first interest was teaching French and drama and supervising extra-curricular activities. She taught 17 years, cared for her parents, taught 16 years at the Academy of the Holy Cross and assisted the alumnae association....
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Brother Bernard Adam Klim, C.S.C.

March 29, 1930 - October 4, 2015

Brother Bernard Klim, age 85, died on October 4, 2015 at Columba Hall, in Notre Dame, Indiana. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 29, 1930, the son of Kazimer and Magdelena (Nijis) Klim. His parents emigrated from Poland to the Detroit area and his mother died when he was just two months old. It was decided to place Bernie with St. Vincent de Paul Orphanages near Detroit, separated from...
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Patrick Leddy

July 9, 1948 - October 3, 2015

Patrick Leddy, 67, of Vandalia, MI, passed away on October 3, 2015 in his home. He was born on July 9, 1948 to the late James Patrick and Mary Lenor "Nelson" Leddy in South Bend, IN, and has lived in Vandalia, MI for the last 30 years. Patrick retired in August 2012, as a Store Manager, for Martin's Super Markets where he worked for over 40 years. Pat is survived by his daughter, Trisha ...
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James A. Chrzan

January 16, 1933 - October 1, 2015

Granger, IN- James A. Chrzan, 82, of Granger, IN, passed away at 7:29 p.m. Thursday October 1, 2015 in Dujarie House at Holy Cross Village, Notre Dame, IN. Jim was born on January 16, 1933 to the late Elijah "Chick" and Antoinette (Grabarz) Chrzan in Niles, MI. He attended Niles High School, spent his freshman year of college at Central Michigan before transferring to Purdue University...
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Olga S. Perry-Hunter

September 28, 1957 - September 30, 2015

Olga S. Perry-Hunter, 58, of New Carlisle, passed away on Wednesday September 30, 2015 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. She was born on September 28, 1957 in San Diego, CA, to the late Lester, Sr. and Anita (Proud) Newton. She lived in this area most of her life. Survivors include her husband, James Hunter; a son, Randel Perry of Mishawaka; two grandchildren, Tyler and Briana Perry; and a...
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Robert F. Widup, Sr.

June 23, 1924 - September 30, 2015

Robert F. Widup, Sr., 91, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away at 10:50 a.m., Wednesday, September 30, 2015 in Memorial Hospital. Robert was born on June 23, 1924 in Warsaw, Indiana to William and Mildred (Silveus) Widup. He had lived in New Carlisle, Indiana since 1973, coming from South Bend, Indiana. He retired in 1983 from the Bendix Corporation, where he was employed from 1950 – 1983. ...
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Sister M. Anita Joseph (Gertrude Henrietta Reeves), C.S.C.

July 10, 1923 - September 30, 2015

Except for her four formative years at Saint Mary's, Sister Anita Joseph served on the East Coast for 70 years until she returned and retired at Saint Mary's in 2012. Having earned master's degrees in education and English, she was well prepared for her 28 years as a secondary school teacher. Her concentration in speech and drama led her into 30 years of ministry in publications and...
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Eugene J. Kovas

October 25, 1928 - September 29, 2015

Eugene J. Kovas, 86, of New Carlisle, passed away on Tuesday September 29, 2015 at Franciscan St. Anthony Hospice, Michigan City. He was born October 25, 1928, in New Carlisle, to the late Louis and Theresa (Racz) Kovacsics. He was married to Gwendolyn Slack in Niles, MI in 1953, who preceded him in death in 1964. Along with his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Irma...
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Loretta M. Pajakowski

December 4, 1926 - September 29, 2015

Loretta M. Pajakowski, 88, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 2:52 p.m., Tuesday, September 29, 2015 in Memorial Hospital. Loretta was born on December 4, 1926 in Hammond, Indiana to Erskine and Agatha (Johnston) Shaw, and had lived in South Bend since 1953. On April 11, 1953, in Gary, Indiana, she married Ernest S. Pajakowski, who preceded her in death on June 15, 2006. She was also...
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Rev. Bartholomew C. Salter, C.S.C.

January 12, 1939 - September 28, 2015

Rev. Bartholomew C. Salter, C.S.C., 76, died Monday (September 28, 2015) at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Ind. He was born on January 12, 1939 in County Cork, Ireland, to Bartholomew and Bridget (McCarthy) Salter. He was one of four siblings. Fr. Salter graduated from Stonehill College in 1967. After graduation he studied theology at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., and was...
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Henrietta "Hank" Jurgonski

November 7, 1923 - September 27, 2015

South Bend - Henrietta "Hank" Jurgonski was born on November 7, 1923 in South Bend to Ignatius and Mary (Demski) Rajski and became part of a large Polish family, being the ninth of eleven children. Sadly, all of her brothers and sisters have preceded her in death. On July 13, 1946, Henrietta married Stanley "Bill" Jurgonski at St. Hedwig's Catholic Church. Stanley preceded her in death on...
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Lillian M. Gonsoroski

April 17, 1933 - September 26, 2015

Lillian Marie Gonsoroski, 82, journeyed to heaven on September 26th 2015. A dear and beloved mother of 6 children, her life was rich and full with the treasure of love for her marriage, her children, grandchildren, extended family, friends and neighbors. She brought gifts, seen and unseen, to others' lives so dear to her. She loved sharing with others her love for cooking, reading, a passion...
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