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Our Obituaries

Brother Albert Vincent Kern, C.S.C.

September 24, 1924 - October 23, 2014

Brother Albert Vincent Kern, C.S.C., age 90, died on October 23, 2014 at Dujarie House, in Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame, IN. He was born in Highland Park, Michigan on September 24, 1924, the son of Leo and Cecilia (Erlacker) Kern. He attended St. Mary's Elementary School and High School and graduated in 1942. He worked as a clerk for Chrysler Corporation for a year and then entered the United...
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Debra S. Piechocki

December 28, 1956 - October 18, 2014

South Bend - Debra S. Piechocki, 57, of Osceola, IN, passed away on Saturday October 18, 2014, in Memorial Hospital, South Bend after suffering a brief illness. She was born on December 28, 1956, in South Bend, to the late Arthur J. Piechocki and Margaret McCay. She is survived by her mother, Margaret Piechocki of LaPorte, IN; her aunt, Roberta Kieffer of Michigan City, IN; her daughters,...
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Alice H. Mankowski

January 12, 1928 - October 16, 2014

South Bend - Alice H. Mankowski, 86, of South Bend, died in her home on October 16th, 2014, after a brief illness. She was born on January 12, 1928, in Peru, Illinois, to Joseph Otorepec and Franciska (Policnic) Otorepec. She was pre-deceased by her sister, Frances Otorepec Jakse, and is survived by her husband, James, and children Mark (Mary Jo) Mankowski, Paul Mankowski, Joan Mankowski, Ellen...
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Jack L. Divens

October 30, 1936 - October 14, 2014

Jack L. Divens, 77, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 12:57 p.m., Tuesday, October 14, 2014, in his home. Jack was born on October 30, 1936 in Mishawaka, Indiana to Lewis and Marjorie (Hazlip) Divens. He had been employed with Sibley Foundry for 27 years and then worked at Magnum Security for three years. He is survived by his wife Joyce Divens. They were married on October 30, 1989 in...
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Betty J. Watkins

June 25, 1930 - October 13, 2014

Betty J. Watkins, 84, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away at 8:15 p.m., Monday, October 13, 2014 in her home. Betty was born on June 25, 1930 in New Carlisle to Elvis and Gertrude (Dodge) Stockton, and had been a lifelong resident. She had been the owner of the former Betty's Beauty Shop in New Carlisle. She had also worked as a waitress for the Indiana Toll Road. On June 15, 1947 she married...
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Sue Steele

February 27, 1934 - October 10, 2014

Sue Steele, 80, of New Carlisle, IN, passed away at 11:15 p.m. Friday, October 10, 2014 at Miller's Merry Manor in New Carlisle, IN, following a lengthy illness. She was born on February 27, 1934 to the late Wayne and Helen (Shade) Seaver in Kokomo, IN, and has lived in New Carlisle since 1976, coming from South Bend. Along with her parents; she is preceded in death by three sisters, Nancy...
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Stephen Emery Farekas

October 26, 1918 - October 10, 2014

Stephen Emery Farekas, 95, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 1:12 p.m. Friday, October 10, 2014 in his home. He was born in South Bend, IN to Stephen and Esther (Marscis) Farekas on October 26, 1918. They preceded him in death. Surviving him is his loving wife, Betty (Fisher) Farekas, who he married on June 26, 1947 in Sunnyside Presbyterian Church. He is also survived by his two daughters,...
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Karen Ross Hammond-Nash

August 8, 1962 - October 9, 2014

Karen Ross Hammond-Nash died October 9, 2014 as a result of a car accident near Rensselaer, Indiana. Karen was born in St. Joseph, Michigan on August 8, 1962. She grew up in St. Joseph, graduated from Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania and from Washington and Lee Law School, Lexington, Virginia. She practiced law in Michigan for a brief time, serving as an Assistant Prosecuting...
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Robert C. Worrell

November 8, 1961 - October 9, 2014

Robert C. Worrell, 52, of Niles, MI (formerly of South Bend, IN) passed away on Thursday, October 9, 2014 in his home. He was born on November 8, 1961 to Robert P. and Nada J. (Schrum) Worrell in Ann Arbor, MI. Robert lived most of his life in South Bend, moving to Niles, MI four years ago. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert P. Worrell. Robert attended Indiana University South...
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Helen B. White

November 10, 1922 - October 5, 2014

Helen B. White, 91, of South Bend, passed away on Sunday October 5, 2014, in Memorial Hospital, South Bend. She was born on November 10, 1922, in Springfield, IL, to the late Anthony and Helen Minder. On June 7, 1941, in Holy Cross Catholic Church, South Bend, she married Donald L. White, who preceded her in death in May 1980. Also preceded her in death were two sisters and four brothers. ...
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Debbie S. Hill

January 14, 1952 - October 2, 2014

Debbie S. Hill, 62, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 11:22 p.m., Thursday, October 2, 2014, in Memorial Hospital. Debbie was born on January 14, 1952 in South Bend to Forrest and Maxine (Fristoe) Young. She had been employed with the Ireland Animal Clinic, retiring in 2008. On July 5, 1986 she married Barry L. Hill, who survives. Also surviving are her two children, Rita (Gary) Daniels...
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Shirley A. Hooker

January 17, 1936 - October 1, 2014

Shirley A. Hooker, 78, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 10:07 a.m. Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Hamilton Grove in New Carlisle, IN, following an illness. Mom we never thought in our wildest dreams that the good Lord would take you this quickly; he obviously had room for another angel. You showed us every day about compassion, generosity, and true dignity. Shirley was born on January 17, 1936...
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Gerald J. Ujdak

September 3, 1936 - October 1, 2014

South Bend - On October 1, 2014, Gerald J. Ujdak (Jerry) who was loved by his entire family, was called home and is at peace after suffering from an extended illness. His family will miss him dearly. They know he has found a place of rest and comfort while his essence, fighting spirit, and ever-present devotion to family will always remain in their hearts. Born to the union of Joseph and...
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Paul W. "Bud" Lies

December 8, 1916 - September 30, 2014

Paul W."Bud" Lies, 97, of South Bend, died on Tuesday September 30, 2014, in Hospice House, South Bend, IN. He was born on December 8, 1916, in Naperville, IL to John P. and Katherine (Frisch) Lies. On October 24, 1942 he married Esta Mae Lichtenbarger who survives. He is also survived by his son Ronald (Elizabeth) Lies, grandson Scott (Mariha) Lies, Brothers; Francis (Fay) Lies, Charles ...
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Gregory A. Garvin

December 30, 1948 - September 28, 2014

Gregory A. Garvin, 65, of South Bend, passed away on Sunday September 28, 2014, in Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka. He was born on December 30, 1948, in Mishawaka, to Fred and Edna (Diemer) Garvin. He is survived by his daughter, Sarah (Jeff) Cox of Mishawaka; four grandchildren, Jonathan, Ryan, Steven and Allison; his father, Fred (Norma) Garvin of Columbus, OH; three sisters,...
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Alfred R. Denby

March 18, 1919 - September 28, 2014

Alfred R. Denby, 95, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 7:10 a.m., Sunday, September 28, 2014 in Morningside Nursing and Memory Care. Al was born on March 18, 1919 to Maximilian and Genevieve Denby, as a Depression Era child. On September 26, 1941, he was drafted into the Army Air Corps. He attained the Rank of Sergeant Major, and was honorably discharged from the service on December 8,...
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Thomas E. Owens, Jr.

March 1, 1931 - September 24, 2014

Thomas E. Owens, Jr., 83, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 5:52 p.m., Wednesday, September 24, 2014 in Memorial Hospital. Thomas succumbed to cancer and died peacefully surrounded by loved ones. He was born on March 1, 1931 in Cicero, Illinois to Thomas E. Owens, Sr. and Edith (Bognar) Owens. Tom was the owner of the former Sun Valley Orange Juice Company in Michiana, and was known as the...
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Helen L. Murphy

January 21, 1924 - September 24, 2014

Helen L. Murphy, 90, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, September 24, 2014 in her home, following an illness. She was born on January 21, 1924 to the late Clarence and Daisy (Fraze) Fouse in Winchester, IN, and has lived in South Bend since September 1, 1949. Along with her parents; she is preceded in death by her two sisters, Annabelle Peters; Yvonne Lasley; and three...
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Joanne M. Gotsch

February 24, 1934 - September 21, 2014

Joanne Marie (Matousek) Gotsch was born on February 24, 1934, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Margaret (Spinner) and Joseph Matousek. She married the late Gerald (Jerry) Gotsch on August 21, 1954, at St. Matthias Church in Chicago, Illinois. Surviving to cherish her memory are her two sons, Hon. Michael G. Gotsch, Sr. (Sarah) and Thomas J. Gotsch (Marilyn), nine grandchildren, and one great...
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Ella M. Riffel

June 23, 1927 - September 18, 2014

Ella M. Riffel, 87, of South Bend, IN, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 18, 2014, following an illness. She was born on June 23, 1927 to the late James J. and Gizella (Horvath) Fokey in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong area resident. Along with her parents; she was preceded in death by a daughter, Becky Sue Johnston; two sons, Michael R. Riffel; Jeffery A. Riffel; one...
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Josephine V. Sopczynski

August 23, 1924 - September 16, 2014

South Bend - Josephine V. Sopczynski, 90, of South Bend, passed away on Tuesday September 16, 2014, in Healthwin Specialized Care Facility. She was born on August 23, 1924, in South Bend, to the late Joseph and Victoria (Rembleski) Olszewski and was a lifelong area resident. On October 16, 1948 she married Richard G. Sopczynski, who preceded her in death on August 25, 2000. She was also...
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Edmund J. Nowak

June 16, 1927 - September 13, 2014

Edmund J. Nowak, 87, of Niles, Michigan, formerly of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 4:35 a.m., Saturday, September 13, 2014 in his home. Edmund was born on June 16, 1927 in South Bend to Vitalis and Maryann (Wojciechowska) Nowak. At the age of 17 he wanted to serve his country and joined the Navy. He served as a Seaman Second Class during W.W. II and received a Victory Ribbon and W.W. II...
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David R. Kunkel

November 19, 1942 - September 12, 2014

David R. Kunkel, 71 of LaPorte, Indiana, passed away at 6:00 p.m., Friday, September 12, 2014 in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, Indiana. David was born on November 19, 1942 in Michigan City, Indiana, to Loren and Vivian Irene (Rogers) Kunkel. He retired from Bethlehem Steel, where he had been employed for 35 years. Survivors include two sons, David Kunkel, II of Michigan and Darrin (Kathy)...
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Denise Rae Geraghty Hagerty

May 10, 1958 - September 12, 2014

Denise Rae Geraghty Hagerty, 56, of South Bend, Indiana entered eternal life on Friday, September 12, 2014 surrounded by her family in her home after a courageous battle with cancer. Denise was born on May 10, 1958 in South Bend to Richard Eugene and Doris Jean (Rockwell) Geraghty, who both preceded her in death. On February 3, 1979 in St. Matthew Cathedral, she married P. Michael...
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Roy R. Lowman

October 2, 1936 - September 11, 2014

A hero passed away on September 11, 2014. Roy Richard Lowman was not only a hero as a former Marine and South Bend fire fighter but also a hero to all the lives he touched. Family came first to Rick. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. As a faithful member of the Elkhart East Christian Church, much of his time was spent at services and church functions. His...
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Joan "Joni" M. Niedbalski

May 15, 1930 - September 10, 2014

Joan "Joni" M. Niedbalski, 84, of South Bend, IN, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in her home. She was born on May 15, 1930 to the late Eugene and Mary Ann (Glon) Rakowski in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong area resident. Along with her parents; she was preceded in death by her brother, David Rakowski. Joan graduated in 1948 from South Bend Catholic High School....
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H. Stephen Nye

November 17, 1942 - September 8, 2014

H. Stephen Nye, 71, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 12:55 a.m., Monday, September 8, 2014 in Morning View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Stephen was born on November 17, 1942 in Buffalo, New York to Harry and Bernice (Zamorski) Nye, and had lived in South Bend since he was seven years old. Stephen was the owner of EIS Environmental Engineers in South Bend. On April 3, 1998 at...
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Thomas Edward Brubaker

November 2, 1929 - September 8, 2014

Thomas Edward Brubaker, 84, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 7:02 a.m., Monday, September 8, 2014 in Healthwin Specialized Care Facility. Thomas was born on November 2, 1929 in Elkhart, Indiana to Gerald and Nellie (Myers) Brubaker. He had been employed with W.S.B.T. for 19 ½ years. He had also been employed with Channel 34, and was an Executive Director for the Studebaker Museum. After...
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Virginia E. Waggoner

May 23, 1930 - September 7, 2014

South Bend - Virginia (Ginny) E. Waggoner, 84, of South Bend was welcomed into the Lord's hands on Sunday September 7, 2014 (Grandparents Day) in Hospice House South Bend. She was born on May 23, 1930 in South Bend, to the late Edward Earl and Rosanna (Chayie) Gervais and was a lifelong area resident. On May 27, 1950, she married Charles L. Waggoner, who preceded her in death on June 15, 2007....
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Thomas M. Connolly

August 26, 1946 - September 6, 2014

New Carlisle - SOUTH BEND – Thomas M. Connolly, 68, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 6, 2014, at 3:00 PM at Hospice House in South Bend with his devoted wife of 46 years by his side after a long and difficult battle with cancer. Tom was born on August 26, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois, the only son of Paul and Ann Connolly. Tom lived all over the Great Lakes region as a child...
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William T. Voelker

April 21, 1927 - September 6, 2014

William T. Voelker, 87, of South Bend, passed away on Saturday September 6, 2014, in his home. He was born on April 21, 1927, in Bloomington, IN, to the late Joseph and Naomi (Archer) Voelker. He graduated from Ben Davis High School in 1945. On September 30, 1950 he married Esther Jankowski, who survives. Along with his loving wife of 63 years, he is survived by his daughters, Susan Voelker of...
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Tracy Brian Cather

September 5, 2014

Chicago, IL - Tracy Cather, 53, passed away on Friday September 5, 2014, of natural causes. Tracy was born on October 15, 1960 in Bremen, IN, the son of Larry Cather (who preceded him in death) and June Cather-Nyers. Tracy had on brother, Corby Cather, who also preceded him in death. Tracy was a graduate of Bremen High School, where he participated in tennis and theater. He advanced his...
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Terri Elizabeth (Ogren) DeWulf

March 4, 1979 - September 5, 2014

Terri Elizabeth (Ogren) DeWulf, 35, of Argos, Indiana, formerly of South Bend, Indiana, passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014 in her home. Terri was born on March 4, 1979 in South Bend to Paul C. and Gail (Keenan) Ogren. She had been employed as a R.N. in the Postpartum Unit of Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester, Indiana and Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana. On August 9, 1996 she...
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Eugene L. Lizzi

August 27, 1926 - September 2, 2014

Eugene L. Lizzi, 88, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 2, 2014 in Healthwin Specialized Care Facility. Gene was born on August 27, 1926 in South Bend to Carl Lizzi, Sr. and Julia (Fabian) Lizzi, and was a lifelong resident. He retired after 27 years on the South Bend Fire Department. He started April 3, 1951 on June 5, 1978 he retired. He served as a Private,...
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Anna Jean Bladecki

July 25, 1925 - September 2, 2014

Anna Jean "Annie" Bladecki entered eternal life on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Her spirit is carried on by her 4 children, 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and an extended family of relations and friends. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones at Hamilton Grove in New Carlisle. Anna was born on July 25, 1925 in Michigan City, IN. She was the youngest of 5 born...
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Robert R. Molnar

November 25, 1941 - August 31, 2014

Robert R. Molnar, 72, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 4:15 p.m., Sunday, August 31, 2014 in Hamilton Communities. Robert was born on November 25, 1941 in South Bend to Stephen Joseph and Anna Mary (DeCook) Molnar. He had been employed with the South Bend Street Department as a foreman for fourteen years. He had also been a business owner in Hawaii. Robert had lived in Hawaii for twenty...
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Linda C. Emerick

May 24, 1949 - August 31, 2014

Linda C. Emerick, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, age 65, of Mishawaka, IN, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, August 31, 2014 in her home, following a long illness. She was born on May 24, 1949 to the late Cloyd and Virginia (Nelson) Saunders in Logansport, IN, and has been a lifelong area resident. Mrs. Emerick retired in 2004 from Bosch, where she worked as an Executive Secretary...
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Patrick James Sellers

January 13, 1995 - August 29, 2014

Patrick James Sellers, 19, of South Bend, IN, died at 9:22 p.m. Friday, August 29, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN, as a result of an automobile accident. He was born on January 13, 1995 to Alan and Kathy Sellers in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong resident. Patrick graduated in 2013 from Clay High School, where he was active in wrestling, track, football, and baseball. ...
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James C. Van De Voorde

October 17, 1949 - August 27, 2014

James C. Van De Voorde, 64, of South Bend, passed away on Wednesday August 27, 2014, in Memorial Hospital Hospital, South Bend. He was born on October 17, 1949, in Mishawaka, to the late Clement and Helen E. (Stuban) Van De Voorde and was a lifelong area resident. He graduated from Riley High School in 1968. On January 12, 1974, he married Bonnie Jones, who survives. He is also survived by his...
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Harold Dean Hough

February 15, 1930 - August 27, 2014

Harold "Dean" Hough, 84, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 10:56 p.m. Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in Healthwin Specialized Care, South Bend, IN. Harold "Dean" was born on February 15, 1930 to the late Harold L. and Harriett L. (Smith) Hough in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong resident. Along with his parents; he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Cheri Lynn Stoynoff; one step-sister,...
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Elizabeth Seanor

June 26, 1922 - August 27, 2014

Elizabeth Jane Seanor, 92, of South Bend, passed away on Wednesday August 27, 2014, in the Sanctuary at Holy Cross. She was born on June 26, 1922, in Clarion, IA, to the late Herbert Keith and Dora Jane (Cole) Eike. On January 3, 1942 she married John T. Seanor, Jr., who preceded her in death on September 26, 2012. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Melissa Seanor and a brother,...
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Richard A. Klosowski

September 3, 1946 - August 26, 2014

South Bend - Richard A. Klosowski, 67, of South Bend, passed away on Tuesday August 26, 2014 in Memorial Hospital, South Bend. He was born on September 3, 1946, in South Bend, to Anthony and Mary Klosowski. On January 24, 1970 he married Rose Jelinski, who survives. He is also survived by his daughters, Rebecca Klosowski of Goshen and Katie (Jeremy) Wirebaugh of South Bend; his son, Anthony...
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Thomas R. Paholski

August 2, 1952 - August 26, 2014

South Bend - Thomas R. Paholski, 62, of South Bend, passed away on Tuesday August 26, 2014, in his home surrounded by his wife and two daughters. He was born on August 2, 1952, in South Bend, to Robert and Geraldine (Graczyk) Paholski. On August 15, 1981, in Holy Cross Catholic Church, he married Kim Young, who survives. Tom is also survived by his daughters, Rachel Paholski (Carlos Delgado) of...
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Brother Clement Burger, C.S.C.

July 14, 1942 - August 24, 2014

Brother Clement Burger, C.S.C. July 14, 1942 - Aug. 24, 2014 NOTRE DAME - Brother Clement Adam Burger, C.S.C., age 72, died on August 24, 2014, at Dujarie House in Notre Dame, Indiana. He was born July 14, 1942, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the son of Clement Sr. and Jeanette (Schulz) Burger. He entered St. Joseph Elementary School in 1948, graduating in 1956 and then went to Lancaster Catholic...
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Nels Gottfred Wiberg

November 2, 1921 - August 24, 2014

Nels Gottfred Wiberg, 92, of New Carlisle, Indiana, passed away on August 24, 2014 at Hamilton Grove. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 2, 1921 to Esther (Ostling) & Gottfried Wiberg. Nels G. Wiberg graduated from Fenger High School in Chicago and received a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). He proudly served his country in World...
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Jeanne L. Ladewski

June 30, 1923 - August 21, 2014

Niles, MI - Jeanne L. Ladewski, 91, of Niles, MI, formerly of South Bend, passed away on Thursday August 21, 2014, in her daughter's home. She was born on June 30, 1923 in South Bend to the late Charles and Sybril (Stucker) Claunch and was a lifelong area resident. On August 24, 1944 she married Stanley M. Ladewski who preceded her in death on May 12, 2010. She was also preceded in death by a...
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Randy Scott Glover, Sr.

October 24, 1958 - August 20, 2014

Randy Scott Glover, Sr., 55, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 9:07 p.m. Wednesday, August 20, 2014 in Hospice House. Randy was born on October 24, 1958 in Newark, Ohio to Jackie Marvin Glover and Nina Dolores (Courson) Glover. He had been employee as a mechanic and truck driver with the St. Joseph County Highway Department. He is survived by his children, Amy (Larry) Mazingo of Granger,...
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Ann E. Locsmondy

October 3, 1917 - August 18, 2014

South Bend - Ann E. Locsmondy, 96, of South Bend, passed away on Monday August 18, 2014, in Morningside Nursing and Memory Care, South Bend. She was born on October 3, 1917, in South Bend, to the late Alex and Mary (Goverinski) Zelasko. On May 18, 1938, she married Henry "Chet" Locsmondy, who preceded her in death on October 11, 2004. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Rose...
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Sharon L. Ment

October 2, 1943 - August 14, 2014

South Bend - Sharon L. Ment, 70, of South Bend, passed away on Thursday August 14, 2014, in her home. She was born on October 2, 1943 in Mishawaka, IN, to the late Louis and Jesse Moraschi. Sharon is survived by her son, Russ (Debbie) Mars of Frankfort, IL; two grandchildren, Ryan and Nicole; and by her twin sister, Karen (Roy) Showalter of South Bend. She was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Sister Agnes (Sister M. Regina Rosarii) Solari, C.S.C.

May 15, 1911 - August 13, 2014

Sister Agnes Solari, a Sister of the Holy Cross for over 80 years, was born in Chironico, Switzerland. Her family eventually settled in California where she met and joined the Holy Cross congregation. She spent 35 years teaching first graders in California and Idaho. After that her ministries were varied. She died in peace at Saint Mary's Convent at the age of 103. Reception of the body and wake...
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Edward J. Lind

January 30, 1947 - August 8, 2014

South Bend - Edward J. Lind, 67, of South Bend, passed away on Friday August 8, 2014, in his home. He was born on January 30, 1947 in South Bend to the late Albert and Esther (Wroble) Lind and was a lifelong area resident. Ed is survived by his brothers, Paul (Alyce) Lind of Mishawaka, IN and Al (Kathy) Lind of Anderson, IN; a sister-in-law, Julie (Gary) King of Niles, MI; six nephews, Jeremy,...
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Robin L. Gilpin

July 28, 1953 - August 8, 2014

Robin L. Gilpin, 61, of New Carlisle, IN, passed away at 12:04 a.m. Friday, August 8, 2014 in Memorial Hospital, South Bend. She was born to the late Robert "Rock" and Marjorie "Ruth" (Citizen) Eckert on July 28, 1953 in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong New Carlisle resident. Along with her parents; one granddaughter, Scarlett Gilpin also preceded her in death. ...
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John L. Elias

June 22, 1922 - August 8, 2014

John L. Elias, 92, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 4:45 a.m. Friday, August 8, 2014 in Healthwin Specialized Care Facility. He was born on June 22, 1922 to the late George, Sr. and Gizella (Barkowicz) Elias in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong resident. Along with his parents; he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Horvath; Gizella Nagy; and three brothers, Emery, Joe, and George...
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Dora F. (Gaut) Gosbin

February 25, 1920 - August 5, 2014

Dora F. (Gaut)Gosbin, 94, of North Liberty, IN, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, August 5, 2014 in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, IN. She was born to the late William McKinley and Flossie Mae (Warren) Gaut in Nappanee, IN, and has lived in North Liberty since 1949. Along with her parents; she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Jean Miller; Maxine Ryman; one brother, Charles...
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Jamie Middlebrook

August 2, 1973 - August 5, 2014

Jamie Middlebrook, 41, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away at 8:44 p.m. Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Jamie was born on August 2, 1973 in South Bend to Robert and Carol (Curtis) Middlebrook. He was the Assistant Chief of the New Carlisle EMS and Assistant Chief of the New Carlisle Fire Department. On November 11, 1995, he married Julie M. Spriggs, who survives. Also surviving are his parents,...
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Kenneth J. Kopinski

May 5, 1940 - August 5, 2014

Kenneth J. Kopinski, 74, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 12:05 a.m., Tuesday, August 5, 2014 in his home. Kenneth was born on May 5, 1940 in South Bend to Theodore and Marie (Hecklinski) Kopinski, and was a lifelong resident. He retired in November 2003 from Eby's Old Fashion Meat Market. On February 17, 1962, in South Bend, he married Patricia A. Nutter, who survives. Also surviving...
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Doris H. Reed

October 7, 1934 - August 4, 2014

Doris H. Reed, 79, of New Carlisle, IN, passed away at 5:00 p.m. Monday, August 4, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN. She was born on October 7, 1934 to the late Leo and Esther (Schlundt) Sahlhoff in Bremen, IN, where she spent her childhood. Doris then moved to South Bend, before moving to New Carlisle in the early 1970s. Along with her parents; she was preceded in death by her son,...
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John A. "Jack" Berges, Sr.

January 14, 1920 - August 3, 2014

Jack Berges passed to eternal life at the age of 94 with his wife of 71 years by his side in his home. Born in Ansonia, CT in January of 1920 to Emil and Lillian Wehrle Berges, he had tales to tell of the depression, hand cranked windshield wipers and emptying the coal bin. He worked as a golf caddy as a youth and learned a sport that he enjoyed with family and friends nearly all his life. ...
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Luann G. Bartoszewicz

July 22, 1944 - August 3, 2014

Luann G. Bartoszewicz, 70, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away at 1:02 a.m., Sunday, August 3, 2014 in Miller's Merry Manor, New Carlisle, Indiana. Luann was born on July22, 1944 in Superior, Wisconsin, to Earl Elsworth Stanton and Lorraine Idella (Betz) Stanton. She had been employed with American Home Foods in LaPorte, Indiana for 15 years and Automatic Moulding in South Bend, Indiana for ...
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Charles Roger Fenner

September 22, 1944 - August 3, 2014

Charles Roger Fenner, 69, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 4 a.m., Sunday, August 3, 2014, in his home. Charles was born on September 22, 1944 in South Bend to Jack and Helen (Penry) Fenner. Chuck spent most of his career working in IT at Bendix/Allied-Signal, and retired from IBM. On June 30, 2001, in South Bend, he married Toni Butiste-Fenner, who survives. Also surviving are his three...
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Marilyn Lichtenbarger

July 21, 1932 - August 3, 2014

Marilyn Lichtenbarger of South Bend, went home to be with the Lord on August 3, 2014. She passed peacefully surrounded by loved ones at the Hospice House in South Bend. Marilyn was born July 21, 1932 to the late Fred and Helen (Main) Hostetler from Lydick, IN. She graduated New Carlisle High School in 1949. On October 22, 1949, she was united in marriage to Albert Lichtenbarger who...
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John E. Markiewicz

April 10, 1937 - August 2, 2014

John E. Markiewicz, 77, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 3:50 p.m. Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Hospice House in South Bend, following a battle with cancer. He was born on April 10, 1937 to the late Edward L. and Lottie (Malkowski) Markiewicz in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong resident. Along with his parents; John was preceded in death by two sisters, Geraldine Litka and Sister M. Loretta. ...
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Patrick J. Biggs, Sr.

May 14, 1928 - August 2, 2014

Patrick J. Biggs, Sr., 86, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 12:15 a.m., Saturday, August 2, 2014 in his home, surrounded by family. Patrick was born on May 14, 1928 in South Bend to Ross J. and Helen (Couch) Biggs. He retired from United Beverage, where he was employed as a Beer Salesman. He had also been employed with Studebaker and Sunnyside Beverage. On September 20, 1952 he married...
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Kenneth M. Brothers

February 6, 1961 - August 2, 2014

Kenneth M. Brothers, 53, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 8:42 a.m. Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Elkhart Hospice House, following a three year battle with Pancreatic Cancer. He was born on February 6, 1961 to Richard and Nancy (Graney) Brothers in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong resident. Ken was preceded in death by his father, Richard. Ken was currently employed for 33 years at AAA Tool ...
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Virginia V. Jelinski

January 28, 1926 - August 1, 2014

Virginia V. Jelinski, 88, following a brief illness, quietly passed away on Friday, August 1, at the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. Virginia was born on January 28, 1926 to the late Joseph and Stella (Kitkowski), Chmielewski. On September 27, 1947 she married Joseph T. Jelinski, who preceded her in death. Virginia was also preceded in death by her five sisters, Sophie Rzeszewski,...
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Judy A. Burger

February 2, 1944 - July 30, 2014

North Liberty - Judy A. Burger, 70, of North Liberty, IN, passed away on Wednesday July 30, 2014, in Memorial Hospital, South Bend. She was born on February 2, 1944, in South Bend, to the late Raymond and Leona (Hizer) Singleton. On December 28, 1998, she married Harold Burger, who preceded her in death on January 4, 2014. She was also preceded in death by her brother. Judy is survived by her...
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Carol J. Jacobs

April 12, 1934 - July 28, 2014

Carol J. Jacobs, 80, of Edwardsburg, Michigan, passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014, in her home. Carol was born on April 12, 1934, in Springfield, Missouri to Ralph Wilson Gilbert and Willie Edna (Hickman) Gilbert. Prior to her retirement, she was most recently employed by the Tire Rack. Survivors include her former husband of 37 years, Dr. E. Robert Jacobs, Columbus, Indiana; daughters,...
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James Henry Anderson

October 11, 1932 - July 27, 2014

James Henry Anderson, 82, of Winter Haven, Florida passed away on July 27, 2014 of natural causes. Jim was born on October 11, 1932 in South Bend, IN to the late John and Elva Anderson. Jim was preceded in death by his wife Marlyn, brother Mike and sister Nancy. Jim was owner of Anderson Plumbing and Heating in New Carlisle, IN. Jim and Marlyn wintered in Haines City, Florida moving to...
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Edna L. "Eadie" Meykel

December 2, 1923 - July 26, 2014

Edna L. "Eadie" Meykel, 90, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 11:10 p.m., Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Hospice House, surrounded by her family. Edna was born on December 2, 1923 in South Bend to Russell and Ruth (Davis) Sears, and was a lifelong resident. She had been employed as a Switchboard Operator with First Bank of South Bend for 10 years and Holy Cross Health Systems for 20 years. On...
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Dorothy M. Chippas

January 20, 1916 - July 26, 2014

Dorothy M. Chippas, 98, of South Bend, passed away on Saturday July 26, 2014, in her home. She was born on January 20, 1916, in Glendale, PA, to the late Robert and Anna (Loibl) Shearer. On February 15, 1936, she married Anthony J. Chippas, who preceded her in death on March 12, 1968. Dorothy is survived by her sons, Gerald M. (Kathleen) of Columbus, OH, Ralph A. of South Bend and Michael A. of...
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Jenny L. White

September 19, 1928 - July 25, 2014

Jenny L. White, 85, of South Bend, passed away on Friday July 25, 2014, in her home peacefully. She was born on September 19, 1928, in South Bend, to the late George and Alexandria (Cichowicz) Deguch and was a lifelong area resident. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Mathews on December 28, 1966. On November 13, 1976 she married Clarence Joseph White, who survives. Jenny is also...
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William James Rodgers, II

August 19, 1952 - July 15, 2014

South Bend - William James Rodgers, II, 61, of South Bend, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday July 15, 2014 in his home. He was born on August 19, 1952, in Highland Park, MI, to the late Herbert and Catherine Rodgers. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Herbert. William is survived by his two sons, Ryan M. Rodgers of Carmel, IN and Tony Rodgers of Houston, TX; two grandchildren, Andrew...
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Sister M. Cecilia Ann Kelly, C.S.C.

December 4, 1927 - July 9, 2014

A Sister of the Holy Cross for 63 years, Sister M. Cecilia Ann died in peace at Saint Mary's Convent at the age of 86. She had two aunts who were Sister of the Holy Cross who preceded her in death. She was born in Akron, Ohio, one of nine children, where her early education took place. She earned her B.A. from Saint Mary's College and then a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Utah. For...
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Brother Albin M. Kuzminski, C.S.C.

November 9, 1928 - July 6, 2014

Brother Albin Martin Kuzminski, C.S.C., age 85, died on July 6, 2014 at Dujarie House, of Holy Cross Village, in Notre Dame, Indiana. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 9, 1928, the son of John and Anna (Jurecki) Kuzminski. He attended Saint Ann Grammar School in Chicago and then St. Ann High School where he graduated in 1947. He worked for two years at Continental National Bank and...
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Jack L. Mazlo

March 11, 1927 - July 6, 2014

South Bend - Jack L. Mazlo, 87, of South Bend, passed away on Sunday July 6, 2014, in Ironwood Health and Rehabilitation Center, South Bend. He was born on March 11, 1927, in Mishawaka, IN, to the late John and Frances (Scott) Mazlo. He married Bernice A. Nordblad on August 16th 1947. In August 1951, he married Helen Doris "Sue" Nay, who preceded him in death on October 1, 1975. He was also...
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Angela Rafert

May 2, 1972 - July 5, 2014

Granger - Angela E. Rafert, 42, of Granger, passed away on Saturday July 5, 2014, in her home. She was born on May 2, 1972, in South Bend, to John and Pamela (Jones) Rafert. On July 17, 1999 she married Robert Moritz, who survives. Also surviving are her children, Sarah and James Ready, Jr.; step-sons, Brandon and Robbie Moritz; her mother, Pamela I. Crider of Spring Hill, FL, step-father,...
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Carol Ann Kennedy Mylod

November 9, 1938 - July 4, 2014

Carol Ann Kennedy Mylod November 9, 1938 – July 4, 2014 NOTRE DAME – Carol Ann (Kennedy) Mylod passed away on July 4, 2014. Carol was born in New York City to the late Edward Kennedy and Jennie Lee Kennedy. She graduated from Dominican Academy, the College of New Rochelle, and St. John's University. Carol taught, both full time and part time, for 45 years- overseas, in NYC and in the suburbs...
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Sharon L. Kapsa

June 18, 1947 - July 3, 2014

Sharon Lynn (Pejza) Kapsa, 67, passed away on July 3, 2014. She is survived by her husband, James M. Kapsa. She was born in South Bend, Indiana, on June 18, 1947 to the late Eugene and Dorothy (Szymanowski) Pejza. She attended St. Casimir's Grade School and Washington High School, class of 1965. She and her husband were married at St. Casimir's Catholic Church on June 28, 1969 and they recently...
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Lorraine Kertis

August 10, 1925 - July 3, 2014

Lorraine Kertis, 88, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 6:45 a.m., Thursday, July 3, 2014 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. Lorraine was born on August 10, 1925 in South Bend to Leo and Bernice (Borowski) Paszkiet, and was a lifelong resident. She had been employed as a Registered Nurse with Memorial Hospital, Dr. Clark, Torrington, American Red Cross (where she traveled to a number of...
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James C. Pickens

October 27, 1965 - July 2, 2014

James Carl Pickens, 48, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. James was born on October 27, 1965 in South Bend to Harold R. and Joyce (Schlundt) Pickens. He had been previously employed with Mittler Supply and Airgas. Survivors include his daughter, Brittany Coffman of South Bend, Indiana; two sons, Austin and Brandon both of South Bend, Indiana; his mother, Joyce ...
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Rev. Alfred F. D'Alonzo, C.S.C.

July 16, 1926 - June 27, 2014

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Rev. Alfred F. D'Alonzo, C.S.C., 88, died Friday (June 27, 2014) at Holy Cross House. He was born on July 16, 1926, to Modestino and Michelina (Stanziale) D'Alonzo, in Orange, N.J. He graduated from Orange High School in 1944. Fr. D'Alonzo entered the University of Notre Dame in 1944. He was a member of the Fighting Irish football team. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on July...
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George H. Gollnick

August 25, 1949 - June 25, 2014

George H. Gollnick, 64, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 10:55 a.m., Wednesday, June 25, 2014 in Memorial Hospital. George was born on August 25, 1949 in South Bend. He had been employed as a Sales Manager for Haines Criss Cross Directory for 15 years. He was also the owner of American United Systems from 1980-1987. He is survived by his son, Jason P. (Sara Ray) Gollnick of South Bend,...
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Irene L. Niedbala

June 5, 1919 - June 25, 2014

Irene L. Niedbala, 95, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2014 at Healthwin Specialized Care, South Bend, IN. She was born on June 5, 1919 to the late Frank Sieradzki and Frances (Wieczorek) in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong resident. Along with her parents; she was also preceded in death by three sisters; and two brothers. Irene retired in 1975 from...
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Darryl J. Wojciechowski

November 30, 1961 - June 25, 2014

Darryl J. Wojciechowski, 52, of South Bend, IN, passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014 in his home. He was born on November 30, 1961 to the late Arthur and Loretta (Kitkowski) Wojciechowski in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong area resident. Along with his parents; two brothers, David and William Wojciechowski also preceded him in death. Darryl worked as a Chef at various local...
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Michael W. Nimtz

October 1, 1962 - June 24, 2014

Michael W. Nimtz, 51, of South Bend, Indiana passed away 9:17 p.m., Tuesday, June 24, 2014 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. Michael was born on October 1, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana to Richard D. Nimtz, Sr. and Mary (Grayckowski) Nimtz. He is survived by his daughter Erin Nimtz of Mishawaka Indiana; his mother Mary Nimtz of South Bend, Indiana; and four brothers, Richard (Mary) Nimtz Jr....
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Brother Philip Armstrong, C.S.C.

October 9, 1932 - June 24, 2014

Brother Philip Armstrong, C.S.C., age 81, died on June 24, 2014 at Dujarie House, in Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame, Indiana. He was born in South Bend, Indiana on October 9, 1932, the son of James and Marion (Attick) Armstrong. He attended St. Matthew's and Holy Cross Elementary Schools in South Bend and graduated from Central Catholic High in 1950. The example of the Brothers must have had a...
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Rose W. (Witkowski) Bujeker

September 4, 1916 - June 24, 2014

Rose (Witkowski) Bujeker, 97, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Sanctuary at St. Paul's- South Bend, IN. She was born on September 4, 1916 in Mishawaka, IN to Kazmier and Josephine (Kochara) Witkowski. She attended St. Bavo Elementary School and Mishawaka High School. On December 2, 1939, she was united in marriage to Matthew Bujeker of South Bend in St...
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Gerald George "Jerry" Gotsch

April 26, 1931 - June 23, 2014

Jerry was born on April 26, 1931, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Clara (Molke) and George Gotsch. He married Joanne Matousek on August 21, 1954, at St. Matthias Church in Chicago, Illinois. Surviving to cherish his memory in addition to his wife of nearly 60 years are his two sons, Hon. Michael G. Gotsch, Sr. (Sarah) and Thomas J. Gotsch (Marilyn), nine grandchildren, and one great-grandson....
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Dorothy M. Julies

May 1, 1923 - June 21, 2014

Dorothy M. Julies, 91, of South Bend, IN, passed away on Saturday June 21, 2014, in the Hearth at Juday Creek. She was born on May 1, 1923, in Chicago, IL, to the late Burton and Mary (O'Connell) Nash. On September 30, 1943 she married William "Bill" John Julies, who preceded her in death on November 28, 2012. She was also preceded in death by a brother, William and two sisters, Agnes and...
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John R. Nemeth

July 1, 1934 - June 17, 2014

John R. Nemeth, 79, of South Bend, Indiana, passed away at 2:55 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Silverbrook Manor, Niles, Michigan. John was born on July 1, 1934 in South Bend to John L. and Vera H. (Walkowski) Nemeth and was a lifelong resident. He had been employed with A.M. General for 32 years. On January 4, 1958, in St. Stanislaus Church, he married Vala L. Frank, who preceded him in death...
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Larry "Joe" Dombrowski

May 29, 1940 - June 15, 2014

Larry "Joe" Dombrowski, 74, of South Bend passed away on Sunday June 15, 2014. He was born on May 29, 1940 in St. Joseph County. On December 29, 1990 he married Sheila Armstrong, who preceded him in death on May 27, 2013. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Mike Dombrowski. Larry worked as a painter. To send online condolences, please visit www.kaniewski.com.
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Bruce G. Heimbuch

March 4, 1953 - June 15, 2014

Bruce Gerald Heimbuch passed away peacefully Sunday June 15 2014 at Millers Merry Manner in New Carlisle IN after courageously battling Melanoma. Cremation has taken place and a memorial will be given at a later date.
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Frances Helen Nemeth-Kuzmitz

December 30, 1919 - June 15, 2014

South Bend - Frances Helen Nemeth Kuzmitz, 94, of South Bend, passed away on Sunday June 15, 2014, in St. Paul's Retirement Community, South Bend. She was born on December 30, 1919, in Knox, IN, to the late Garland and Burnis (Yelton) Kesler. On June 19, 1943 she married Louis A. Nemeth, who preceded her in death on June 23, 1973. On June 21, 1980, she married Frank V. Kuzmitz, who preceded her...
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William Edward Charleston

January 30, 1947 - June 11, 2014

William "Ed"ward Charleston, 67, of South Bend, passed away on Wednesday, June 11th after battling mesothelioma and complications from surgery. He is survived by his loving wife Ruth, son Chad (Kim), daughter Kathryn Brewer (Jason), daughter Kristina, grandchildren Keeghan, Devin, Ellissa Brewer, and Olivia Charleston, sister Vesta Ferguson, and brother Maurice Bacon. He was greeted in Heaven by...
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Pauline J. Johnson

April 9, 1929 - June 11, 2014

Pauline J. Johnson, 85, of New Carlisle, IN, passed away at 12:40 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at I.U. Health La Porte Hospital in La Porte, IN, following a brief illness. She was born on April 9, 1929 to the late Walter J. and Stella (Dudeck) Kantorowski in Edwardsburg, MI, and has lived in New Carlisle since 1951. Along with her parents; she was preceded in death by her step-mother, Hattie...
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Josephine S. Loster

March 2, 1916 - June 9, 2014

Josephine S. Loster, 98, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away at 11:40 p.m., Monday, June 9, 2014 in Hamilton Communities. Josephine was born on March 2, 1916 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Ignatius and Eva (Loduha) Stano. She had lived in New Carlisle since 1963, coming from Chicago, Illinois. Josephine had been employed with Jay's Potato Chips, Chicago, Illinois. On May 17, 1937 in Chicago, she...
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Alvin J. Menting

April 23, 1927 - June 8, 2014

Veteran United Airline pilot," revered" father, grandfather and "favored" uncle, Alvin "Al" J. Menting died June 8, 2014, in Dujarie nursing facility at Holy Cross Village, Notre Dame, IN. He was 87 years old. He is survived by his widow, Montel Hawkesworth Menting, four children, Christina Marie (Tina), Terri Lynn Setnik, Anthony ( Frank(Tony), and Ted Andrew, and seven grandchildren. One...
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Thomas J. Hinz

December 12, 1963 - June 8, 2014

South Bend - Thomas J. Hinz, 50, of South Bend, passed away on Sunday June 8, 2014. He was born on December 12, 1963, in South Bend, to the late Raymond L., Sr. and Audrey Joan (Vogler) Hinz. On August 28, 1987 he married Carmen O'Brien, who survives. Also surviving Tom are his two sons, Thomas A. Hinz and Mitchell J. Hinz, both of South Bend; a granddaughter, Lilly; two sisters, Janine (Chris)...
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Paul Joseph Hrutkay

January 25, 1932 - June 8, 2014

Paul Joseph Hrutkay, 82, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 2:28 a.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014 in his home. He was born on January 25, 1932 to the late Joseph B. and Rose Marie (Kostrzewa) Hrutkay in Detroit, MI, and has lived in South Bend since 1963, coming from Taylor, MI. Along with his parents; he was also preceded in death by his infant brother, Joseph Hrutkay, Jr. and his grandson, Austin...
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Norman Joseph DeBoever

September 19, 1941 - June 7, 2014

Norman Joseph DeBoever, 72, of South Bend, passed away on Saturday June 7, 2014, in his home of an extended illness. Norm was born on September 19, 1941, in Mishawaka, IN, the only son of Joseph M. and Madeline (Christiaens), who both have preceded him in death. Norm was a lifelong resident of the area. Norm is survived by his wife Patty (Deeds), of 18 years. Also surviving are a daughter; Kim ...
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