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Our Obituaries

Brother James Edward Reddy, C.S.C.

July 11, 1935 - August 31, 2015

Notre Dame - Brother James Edward Reddy, C.S.C., age 80, died on August 31, 2015 at Columba Hall, in Notre Dame, Indiana. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Leo and Margaret (Fenton) Reddy. He attended the local elementary school and Pius XI High School and graduated in 1953. He immediately went to work for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company in Milwaukee as an accountant and...
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John M. Vaselin, Ensign, United States Navy

June 4, 1925 - August 30, 2015

John M. Vaselin, Ensign, United States Navy, age 90, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 1:07 a.m., Sunday, August 30, 2015 in Memorial Hospital. John was born on June 4, 1925 in Plymouth, Pennsylvania. He had lived in South Bend for 60 years, coming from Buchanan, Michigan. John had been employed with Bendix, G.E. Electric, and for 27 years at Wheelabrator Frye as the Chief Welding Engineer...
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Barbara M. Wilcox

August 2, 1935 - August 29, 2015

New Carlisle - Barbara M. Wilcox, 80, of New Carlisle, passed away on Saturday August 29, 2015, at Hamilton Grove, New Carlisle. She was born on August 2, 1935, in South Bend, to the late Howard, Sr. and Florence (Spears) Belledin. On October 6, 1953 she married Clinton E. Wilcox, who preceded her in death in 2004. Barbara is survived by her thee sons, Stephen E. (Debra) Wilcox of New Carlisle...
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Julius O'Neal III

July 3, 1961 - August 27, 2015

GRANGER - "THIS MAN MADE A DIFFERENCE." "Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world." I John 4:4 Julius O'Neal III, 54, of Granger, Indiana departed this life Thursday, August 27, 2015 in South Bend, Indiana. He was born to the union of Julius O'Neal Jr. and Eveline Green O'Neal on July 3, 1961 in South Bend,...
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Sister Beatrice Marie (Vera Magdalen) Schutz, C.S.C.

November 14, 1927 - August 25, 2015

Sister Beatrice Marie entered the Sisters of the Holy Cross from Chicago, Ill., in 1951. She had been employed as a secretary before joining the community and spent almost 20 years in related ministries following her initial profession in 1954. By 1972 she felt called to work within the charismatic movement. She soon added pastoral care opportunities to her ministerial life. She retired at Saint...
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Walter S. "Sonny" Szostakowski, Jr.

June 20, 1943 - August 22, 2015

Walter S. "Sonny" Szostakowski, Jr., 72, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 8:49 a.m. Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Hospice House in South Bend. He was born on June 20, 1943 to the late Walter S., Sr. and Josephine (Szymanski) Szostakowski in Lowell, MA. He has lived most of his life in South Bend, coming from Lowell. Along with his parents; he was also preceded in death by his brother,...
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James W. Pullen

May 4, 1929 - August 21, 2015

James W. Pullen, 86, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Friday August 21, 2015 at Elkhart Hospice House in Elkhart, IN. James was born on May 4, 1929 to the late Clinton and Lydia (Mc Connell) Pullen in Wayland, MI. He has lived in South Bend for the last 60 years, coming from Niles, MI. Along with his parents; James was also preceded in death by his two sisters, Virginia Hartman;...
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Willis C. Bradshaw

February 11, 1929 - August 19, 2015

Willis Condon Bradshaw, Sr., 86, of New Carlisle, Indiana, passed away at home with his loving family by his side on the evening of Wednesday, August 19, 2015. Willis was born on February 11, 1929, in Royalton, IL, to the late Griff and Leona (Harris) Bradshaw. He has lived in the New Carlisle/South Bend area since 1962. Willis served a few years in the United States Air Force, military...
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Sister Barbara (Kenneth Marie) Gress, C.S.C.

March 2, 1934 - August 17, 2015

Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Sister Barbara Gress entered the Sisters of the Holy Cross following graduation from Saint Mary's Academy in Alexandria, Va. She spent 30 years teaching in schools in the East. In 1990 her ministries moved to Florida at the New Life Dwelling Place, Child Abuse Council, and Holy Cross Preschool and Center. She came to Saint Mary's in 2014 where her ministry of prayer...
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Josephine H. Nalepinski

March 12, 1924 - August 16, 2015

Josephine H. Nalepinski, 91, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 9:00 a.m., Sunday, August 16, 2015 in The Village at Arborwood, Granger, Indiana. Josephine was born on March 12, 1924 in South Bend to Joseph and Angela (Kwestorowski) Kopczynski, and was a lifelong resident. She retired from Allied-Signal, where she was employed for 43 years. On February 1, 1947 in St. Adalbert Church, she...
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Roger E. Ward

December 22, 1933 - August 15, 2015

SOUTH BEND - Roger E. Ward, 81, of South Bend, passed away on Saturday August 15, 2015, at Cardinal Nursing Home, South Bend. He was born on December 22, 1933, in South Bend, to the late Robert and Stella (Carr) Ward. Beloved husband of Sheila Ward, he leaves her behind. Also surviving are his daughters, Julie L. (Edward) Smith of Evanston, IL, Mara J. Shirley of Springfield, SC, Crystal L. ...
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Barbara M. Buda

October 25, 1921 - August 15, 2015

Barbara M. Buda, 93, of Lisle, IL, (formerly of South Bend) passed away on Saturday August 15, 2015 at Villa St. Benedict in Lisle. She was born on October 25, 1921, in South Bend, to the late Louis and Lottie (Michalski) Jankowski. On October 3, 1941, as Barbara M. Jankowski, she married Walter J. Buda, who preceded her in death on June 2, 2003. Barbara is survived by her sons, Thomas ...
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Sister M. Marguerite (Martha Troxler), C.S.C.

August 6, 1923 - August 14, 2015

Educated by the Sisters of the Holy Cross at Saint Mary's Academy in Marshall, Texas, Martha Troxler entered the Congregation after graduation and became Sister M. Marguerite, CSC. Her first 33 years of ministry were in ancillary service positions in institutions in the East. After completing a program in pastoral care, she then began her new ministry to the elderly who, Sister Marguerite said,...
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Ruth E. Peterson

February 12, 1920 - August 14, 2015

Ruth E. Peterson passed away at 12:29 a.m., Friday, August 14, 2014, at 95 and ½ years old in The Milton Home. Ruth was a remarkable woman who touched the lives of many friends and nursing students. Slight in build, but big in heart, Ruth was an all-around fine human being. She was born in Camp Point, Illinois on February 12, 1920, the daughter of William and Ethel Petersen, where her...
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Leone M. Leeser

June 30, 1927 - August 13, 2015

Leone M. Leeser, 88, departed this earth on Thursday, August 13, 2015 in her home, with her loving family by her side. She was born June 30, 1927 in Hopkinton, Iowa to the late Andrew and Rebecca (Best), Loop. Leone married Paul J. Leeser on May 8, 1948, in Madison Wisconsin. Leone was a self made entrepreneur and with her love and passion for animals, she started Dixie Highway Grooming...
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Patricia "Pat" Ann Hammer

October 11, 1958 - August 12, 2015

Patricia "Pat" A. Hammer, of New Carlisle, passed away after an short illness at 9:50 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at Miller's Merry Manor, New Carlisle. Pat was born on October 11, 1958 in Monroe, MI, and had resided in the Michiana area since 1972, Pat's parents preceded her in death; Genevieve (Bechberger) Waldron and Bernard Hammer, She is survived by her step father, Brian M....
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Diana L. "Grandma Di" (Ingole) Pullins

December 16, 1954 - August 10, 2015

Diana L. "Grandma Di" (Ingole) Pullins, 60, of Granger, IN, passed away at 4:46 a.m. Monday, August 10, 2015 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, following a brief illness. She was born on December 16, 1954 to Melvin and Mary (Galloway) Ingole in La Porte, IN. Diana has lived in Granger, IN since 1994, coming from Luck, WI, where she lived for 8 years. Diana graduated from La Porte High School...
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Michael J. Klosinski

July 31, 1954 - August 9, 2015

Michael J. Klosinski, 61, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, August 9, 2015 in his home. Michael was born on July 31, 1954 in South Bend to Leonard and Shirley (Piasecki) Klosinski, and was a lifelong resident. He had been employed for the last eleven years as the Director of St. Michael's Laundry at the University of Notre Dame. On September 16, 1978, in South Bend, he...
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Suzanne Mary Van Goey

October 17, 1930 - August 9, 2015

Suzanne Van Goey, 84, of South Bend, IN passed away surrounded by family in her home on Sunday, August 9, 2015. Suzanne was born to Jay J. Sulier and Frances N. (Lavoy) Sulier in Toledo, Ohio on October 17, 1930. The youngest of nine children, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Esther Myers, Phyllis Price-Hatt and Rita Morrin, and her brothers Gilbert, Edward, Thomas, and Raymond,...
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Alan J. Kaminsky

January 10, 1949 - August 8, 2015

Alan J. Kaminsky, 66, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away at 6:53 p.m., Saturday, August 8, 2015 in his home. Alan was born on January 10, 1949 in Oakland, California. He had lived in Merrillville, Indiana while working as an electrician for Inland Steel. He then moved to New Carlisle, Indiana to work at I/N Kote. Alan had been employed for 48 ½ years. On 10/10/10, at the Old Republic, New...
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Katheryn "Katie" G. Burge

September 5, 1924 - August 8, 2015

Katheryn "Katie" G. Burge, 90, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 9:50 p.m. Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Wellbrooke of South Bend. She was born on September 5, 1924 to the late Alvy Roe and Glenna (Hess) Bumgardner in Ritchie County, WV, and has lived in South Bend since 1996, coming from Huron, OH. On September 13, 1943, as Katheryn G. Bumgardner, she married Jack G. Burge in Wallace, WV. ...
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Darlene "Mama Moe" Mohacsek

September 5, 1931 - August 7, 2015

Darlene R. Mohacsek, "Mama Moe", 83, of South Bend, IN, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, August 7, 2015. Darlene was born on Sept 5, 1931 to the late Arthur and Nettie (Ortman) Mead. On Sept. 4, 1954 she married Anthony Mohacsek. Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Anthony, their children Michael Mohacsek and Carol (Paul) Zehner, and her 2 grandsons Tony Mohacsek and Dustin...
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Anna L. Muszik

August 9, 1921 - August 4, 2015

South Bend - Anna L Muszik, 93, her long and winding journey has come to an end. Angels and past family members came to accompany her on her final journey home on August 4, 2015. She was born in Tadten, Austria on August 9, 1921, to the late Michael and Maria (Janisch) Lehner. Anna resided in South Bend, IN from 1926 until 2010. Anna and her late husband Paul Muszik moved to Colleyville, TX in...
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Rev. William P. Melody, C.S.C.

February 26, 1929 - August 4, 2015

Rev. William Peter Melody, C.S.C., 86, died Tuesday (August 4, 2015) at Holy Cross House. He was born on Feb. 26, 1929, in County Mayo, Ireland, to Thomas and Ellen (O'Malley) Melody. He was the seventh in a family of nine – six boys and three girls. Fr. Melody was known and loved for his Irish wit and welcoming personality. Fr. Melody came to the United States in 1947 at the invitation of...
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John D. "JB" Blackburn

June 9, 1948 - August 3, 2015

SOUTH BEND - John D. "JB' Blackburn, 67, of South Bend, passed away on Monday August 3, 2015 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He was born on June 9, 1948, in Rochester, IN to the late Wayne and Susan (Webb) Blackburn. On May 26, 1979 he married Faye Jordan, who survives. Also surviving are his children, Libby Blackburn of Plymouth, IN and Troy (Lisa) Blackburn of Honolulu, HI; two...
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Rosemary J. Chlebowski

February 19, 1929 - July 31, 2015

Rosemary J. Chlebowski, 86, of Granger, IN (formerly of Edwardsburg, MI) passed away at 5:50 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2015 at Brookdale Granger. She was born on February 19, 1929 to the late Benedict and Bertha (Bartkowiak) Wawrzynczak in South Bend, IN. Rosemary retired in 1995 from St. Joseph Medical Center, where she worked at a Unit Secretary for 30 years. On April 15, 1950, as Rosemary J....
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Donald "Dutch" T. Klimek

February 22, 1924 - July 30, 2015

Donald "Dutch" T. Klimek, 91, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015 in his home. He was lovingly known as Dad, Dzia, and Dutch by his family and friends. He was born on February 22, 1924 to the late Michael, Sr. and Martha (Bukowski) Klimek in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong resident. Along with his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his four brothers,...
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Marian K. Mackin

September 1, 1925 - July 28, 2015

Marian Katherine Mackin, 89, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 28, 2015 in her home. Marian was born on September 1, 1925 in Fort Dodge, Iowa to Perry L. and Blandina (Schulte) McCrea. She had been employed for 17 years with Liberty Mutual. On June 11, 1946 she married John J. Akens. He died September 22, 1980. Then on February 3, 2001 she married Robert J....
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Theodore J. "Ted" Novakowski

August 2, 1935 - July 27, 2015

NOTRE DAME- Theodore J. "Ted" Novakowski, 79, of Notre Dame, IN, passed away on Monday in his home. He was born on August 2, 1935, in Elmira, NY, to the late Theodore J. and Florence (Bixby) Novakowski. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1957 with Bachelor Degree in business. On September 26, 1959 he married Dorothy A. Wilkinson, who survives. Also surviving are his children, Kathy...
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Sister Joseph Mary (Patricia Jane Hoess) C.S.C.

February 14, 1930 - July 27, 2015

Sister Joseph Mary was born in Hammond, Indiana and raised in Munster, Indiana. Often her family was referred to as "The Founding Family" of Catholic Central High School (currently Bishop Noll Institute). Her father was one of the four Hoess brothers and, along with their 14 children, all attended these institutions. Patricia (Sister Joseph Mary) entered the Sisters of the Holy Cross after her...
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Lucille M. Gasko

July 27, 1920 - July 26, 2015

Lucille M. Gasko, 94, of South Bend, passed away on Sunday July 26, 2015 at Hospice House, South Bend. She was born on July 27, 1920, in South Bend, to the late Charles, Sr. and Stella (Kalamaja) Maternowski. She graduated from South Bend Catholic High School in 1938. On November 25, 1948 she married Benjamin S. Gasko, who preceded her in death on November 9, 2008. She was also preceded in...
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Albert Kurt Ostertag

January 1, 1970 - July 24, 2015

Albert Kurt Ostertag, 45, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015. Albert was born on January 1, 1970 in South Bend to A. Bruce and Kathleen Mary (Bombrys) Ostertag, and had been a lifelong resident. He had been self employed. Albert is survived by his father, A. Bruce (Mary Beth Runyan) Ostertag of South Bend; his daughter, Katti Marie Ostertag of South Bend; his son...
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Shayne D. Varga

August 5, 1974 - July 21, 2015

MISHAWAKA-Shayne D. Varga, 40, passed away at 8:08 AM Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at his home. He was born on August 5, 1974 in South Bend, IN to Randy and Martha (Miller) Varga. On October 29, 2013 in South Bend, IN he married Melissa (Scott) Highland. Along with his loving wife, Melissa; he is survived by daughters, Vivien Varga, Alexis Wirt, and Leah Highland; his parents, Randy (Connie)...
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Martha Cudney

September 27, 1946 - July 18, 2015

Martha Cudney, 68, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 9:43 a.m., Saturday, July 18, 2015 in Grand Emerald Place of South Bend. Martha was born on September 27, 1946 in South Bend to James G. and Cecelia (Guentert) Lowman. She had been employed as an Accounting Specialist with Wells Fargo from July 1990 – 2011 and H & R Block from 1998 - 2014. Survivors include two daughters, Jennifer ...
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James Lee Markiewicz "Juice"

June 26, 1939 - July 18, 2015

South Bend - James Lee Markiewicz "Juice" James Lee Markiewicz died peacefully Saturday, July 18, 2015 in Center for Hospice Care in South Bend, IN at the age of 76. A lifelong resident of South Bend, Jim was born on June 26, 1939, to Leo and Martha (Vrient) Markiewicz. On July 9, 1960 in St. Matthew's Catholic Church he married his high school sweetheart Donalee (Klutz) Markiewicz. Jim and...
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Keith Burget

October 31, 1939 - July 17, 2015

Keith Burget, 75, of South Bend, passed away on Friday July 17, 2015, in his home. He was born on October 31, 1939, in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Einer and Wilma (Lehman) Burget. On April 30, 1960 he married Shari Trent, who survives. Also surviving are his children, Rhonda (Jeff) Grim of Dallas Lake, Wolcottville, IN; his son, Todd Burget of Niles, MI; four grandchildren, Dustin (Becca) Grim,...
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Kerry "Kathleen" Gillen Klawitter

November 5, 1949 - July 17, 2015

Mishawaka - Kerry "Kathleen" (Gillen) Klawitter, 65, of Mishawaka, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 17, 2015, at home after a long illness. She was born on November 5, 1949, in South Bend, to the late William and Dorothy (Geddes) Gillen. On November 21, 1970, she married Andrew Lawrence Klawitter, who survives. Also surviving are her sons, Michael Andrew (Patricia) Klawitter of Oak Park,...
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Leona J. McKnight

July 23, 1922 - July 16, 2015

South Bend - Leona Jane Bartoszek McKnight, 92, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015 in Memorial Hospital of South Bend. Leona had a zest for life and learning, loved her family and friends. She was always eager to meet new people and dance, dance dance. She took every opportunity to join community groups and give of herself in the kindest and most fun way imaginable. She loved to share jokes,...
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Patrick M. McFarland, Sr.

May 15, 1950 - July 16, 2015

Patrick M. McFarland, Sr., 65, of South Bend, IN, passed away suddenly at 6:38 a.m. Thursday, July 16, 2015 in his home. He was born on May 15, 1950 to the late Lloyd and Betty Jane (Snouffer) McFarland in South Bend, IN and has lived most of his life in both South Bend, IN and Fort Worth, TX. Along with his parents; he was also preceded in death by a brother, Barry McFarland. Patrick...
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Ethel Lou (Kehoe) Goodrich

February 13, 1928 - July 15, 2015

Ethel Lou (Kehoe) Goodrich was born February 13, 1928 in Warsaw, Indiana. Growing up, she spent much of free summer time swimming at Center Lake. She moved to Sidney, Indiana in 1944 and graduated from Sidney High School the following year as a junior. Ethel and Clyde D. Goodrich were happily married on February 4, 1949. They had three children, John Clyde, Jo Ellen "Jody", and James...
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Rev. Thomas L. Bill, C.S.C.

February 13, 1928 - July 15, 2015

Notre Dame, IN – Rev. Thomas Lee Bill, C.S.C., 87, died Wednesday (July 15, 2015) at Holy Cross House. He was born Feb. 13, 1928, to Alfred and Clara (Scheibelhut) Bill in South Bend, Ind. Fr. Bill attended St. Patrick grade school and after two years at old Central Catholic High School, he transferred to Holy Cross Seminary, Notre Dame. Upon graduation from the minor seminary, he...
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Shawn M. "Elmo" Mossell

December 2, 1979 - July 15, 2015

Shawn M. "Elmo" Mossell, 35, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Shawn was born on December 2, 1979 in South Bend to John P. and Judy (Dahms) Mossell, and was a lifelong resident. He was currently employed with FedEx. On October 2, 2004, at the East Raceway in South Bend, he married Bonnie K. Pinkowski, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Kalene Peacock...
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Brother Charles Peter McBride, C.S.C.

December 25, 1938 - July 14, 2015

Brother Charles Peter McBride, C.S.C., age 76, died on July 14, 2015 at Columba Hall, Notre Dame, Indiana. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 25, 1938, the son of Peter and Phyllis (Van Duerm) McBride. He attended St. Timothy Elementary School and Holy Trinity High School for a year, and then went to Sacred Heart College in Watertown, Wisconsin, to complete his high school courses and...
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Jordan C. "Jerry" Grams

April 25, 1922 - July 14, 2015

Jordan C. "Jerry" Grams, 93, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 10:45 p.m, Tuesday, July 14, 2015 in Hospice House. Jerry was born on April 25, 1922 in South Bend to Max and Josphine (Bardyk) Grams. He retired in 1969 from the South Bend Fire Department, where he was employed as a firefighter for over 20 years. Jerry then worked for Portage Oil until he was 62 years old. On August 1, 1944,...
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James R. Snodgrass

October 23, 1926 - July 13, 2015

South Bend, IN- James R. Snodgrass, 88, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 2:45 a.m. Monday, July 13, 2015 at the home of his daughter, Susan Manges who provided care for him the last two years. James was born on October 23, 1926 to the late George and Helen (Dudeck) Snodgrass in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong area resident. Along with his parents; he was preceded in death by his wife,...
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Gertrude M. Bystry

April 11, 1922 - July 11, 2015

South Bend - Gertrude M. Bystry, 93, of South Bend, passed away on Saturday July 11, 2015 at Morning View Assisted Living, South Bend. She was born on April 11, 1922, in South Bend, to the late Stephen and Mary (Ewald) Kujawa. On June 14, 1952, as Gertrude Kujawa, she married Bert W. Bystry, who preceded her in death on March 30, 2001. She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Harry,...
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Donald L. McCarty

September 16, 1926 - July 11, 2015

Mishawaka - Donald L. McCarty, 88, of Mishawaka, IN, passed away on Saturday July 11, 2015 in his home. He was born on September 16, 1926, in Mishawaka, to the late William E. and Elvy (Chadwell) McCarty. On November 8, 1947 he married Ladema C. O'Donnell, who survives. Also surviving are his daughters, Rosemary (Kennith) Arwood of Mishawaka and Frances K. McCarty of South Bend; two sons,...
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Rita Eileen Wojtysiak

March 23, 1939 - July 8, 2015

Rita Eileen Wojtysiak, 76, of Granger, Indiana passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2015 in Loyola Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Rita was born on March 23, 1939 in South Bend, Indiana to Patrick and Margaret (O'Malia) Gaffigan. On December 2, 1959 in South Bend, she married Joseph L. Wojtysiak and they were was blessed with five children, Will, Deb, Dan, Tina and Kim. Rita enjoyed studying the...
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Richard L. Kirkman, Jr.

March 24, 1966 - July 8, 2015

Richard Lee Kirkman, Jr. (49) lost his courageous battle with cancer on July 8, 2015 at 7:21 in the morning. Rick was born on March 24, 1966 in South Bend, Indiana to Stella and Richard Kirkman, Sr. and attended LaSalle High School. He was a highly experienced mechanic and worked at various companies, most recently at Mechanic Inc. On November 23, 1990, Rick married Laurie Buscoe and together...
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Sister M. Madeline Therese, C.S.C. (Ellen Marjeane Wilhoit)

September 12, 1930 - July 3, 2015

Sister Madeline Therese's 68 years as a Sister of the Holy Cross have qualified her as both a valiant and an international woman. For 38 years she either studied or ministered in Brazil, Bangkok, Beirut, Jerusalem and Ghana. During her early years in Brazil, she learned a lesson from Sister Olivette: "You can do anything you put your mind to," and she did. She said early on that there is no time...
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Lee Carr

April 4, 1967 - July 3, 2015

George StanLee Carr, 48, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 5:45 p.m., Friday, July 3, 2015, in Memorial Hospital. Lee was born on April 4, 1967 in South Bend to George and Joy (Platz) Carr. He had been employed as a Diesel Mechanic at Schilli National Truck Lease and Sales in South Bend. On May 22, 2010, in South Bend, he married his wife, Linda (Karacson) Carr, who survives. Lee is also...
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Stanley B. Grohowski

September 7, 1922 - July 3, 2015

Stanley B. Grohowski, 92, of Cassopolis, Michigan passed away Friday, July 3, 2015 in his home. Stanley was born on September 7, 1922 in Anderson, Indiana to Joseph and Alice (Oleksky) Grohowski. He had been a partner with his brother, Sylvester Grohowski, owning a dairy farm in Cassopolis for 51 years. Stanley had also been employed with Torrington, and part-time at Kaniewski Funeral Home. ...
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Jack James Krause

October 8, 1930 - July 1, 2015

Jack James Krause, 84 of South Bend, formerly of Michigan City, Indiana passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 01, 2015 in South Bend. Jack was born on October 08, 1930 in LaPorte County to the late Ludwig (Dutch) and Mary Jane Krause. Jack proudly served in the US Army, and was a Union Roofer for 35 years; he also worked for Majerek's Hallmark after retirement. He was preceded in death by his...
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Charles E. King

December 17, 1937 - June 30, 2015

Charles E. King, 77, of New Carlisle, IN, passed away at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Millers Merry Manor in New Carlisle, IN. He was born on December 17, 1937 to the late Hubert and Virginia (Worthen) King in Eva, IL, and has lived in New Carlisle since 1962. Along with his parents; he was also preceded in death by his brother, Bob King; and a brother-in-law, James Brown. Charles...
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Mary Maxine (Gentry) Nova

June 27, 1924 - June 27, 2015

Mary Maxine (Gentry) Nova, 91, of Mishawaka, IN, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family, at 4:15 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Calvert County Nursing Center in Prince Frederick, MD. Maxine was born to the late William H. and Mary I. (Jennings) Gentry on June 27, 1924 in Urbana, OH. Along with her parents; she was also preceded in death by her sister, Deloris Dunkelbarger. She...
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Theresa A. "Teri" Vermillion

December 27, 1954 - June 24, 2015

NEW CARLISLE - Theresa (Teri) Vermillion (60) formerly a bank teller, loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and Chicago Cubs fan passed away early Wednesday 6-24 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in LaPorte, Indiana on December 27th 1954. She lived the majority of her life in New Carlisle Indiana with a brief 5 year hiatus in Avon Park, FL after retirement in 2005. Teri...
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Rosemary J. Molnar

November 22, 1930 - June 23, 2015

Rosemary J. Molnar, 84, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 1:35 p.m., Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in her home. Rosemary was born on November 22, 1930 in South Bend to Frank C. and Leona M. Molnar. She retired in April 2009 from Ave Maria Press, where she was employed for 28 years. She had also been employed with Studebaker for 14 years, Fides Publishers for 13 ½ years and Claretian Publishers...
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Joan M. Simmons

October 28, 1931 - June 22, 2015

Joan M. Simmons, 83, of Palatine, Illinois, formerly of South Bend, Indiana, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2015. She was born on October 28, 1931 in South Bend to William and Anna (Kowalski) Tobolski. On January 1, 1951, in Holy Cross Church, she married Keith E. Simmons, who survives. Also surviving are her two sons, Mark K. (Margaret) Simmons of Troy, Maine and Craig A. (Anne Francis)...
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William A. Kidder

May 25, 1919 - June 21, 2015

South Bend - William A. Kidder, 96, of South Bend, passed away on Sunday in his home of acute renal failure. He was born on May 25, 1919, in Crystal Valley, MI, to the late Hugh and Almeda (Smith) Kidder. On June 4, 1948 he married Joan Bourdon, who preceded him in death on April 2, 2006. He was also preceded in death by four sisters, Margaret Lackey Verlia Patterson, Bessie Cabana and Axa...
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Betty Ann Nixon

November 15, 1934 - June 18, 2015

New Carlisle, IN – Betty Ann Nixon, 80, of North Woods Village in Mishawaka, IN (formerly of New Carlisle, IN) passed away at 12:25 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Hospice House in South Bend, IN. Betty Ann was born on November 15, 1934 to the late Herschel and Dorothy (Scott) Adkins in Beckley, WV, and has lived in New Carlisle, IN since 1978, coming from Angola, IN. Betty was retired from...
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Stephen J. "Steve" Chodzinski

November 14, 1950 - June 17, 2015

Stephen J. "Steve" Chodzinski, 64, of South Bend, IN, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in his home. He was born on November 14, 1950 to the late Chester and Dolores (Stephens) Chodzinski in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong resident. Along with his parents; he was also preceded in death by two daughters, Amy and Melissa Chodzinski; and a grandson, Ashton Jachimiak. Steve graduated in...
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Raymond F. Lemon II

October 5, 1962 - June 14, 2015

SOUTH BEND - Raymond F. Lemon II, 52, of South Bend, passed away on Sunday June 14, 2015 at West Bend Nursing Home, South Bend. He was born on October 5, 1962, in Bloomington, IL, to James Lemon, Sr. and Patricia McGuire. On November 21, 1987 he married Cheryl Stone, who survives. Also surviving are his children, Raymond (Katie) Lemon III and Ashley Lemon, both of South Bend; his father, James...
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Della E. Bloom

June 16, 1924 - June 12, 2015

Della E. Bloom, 90, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 3:35 p.m., Friday, June 12, 2015 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. Della was born on June 16, 1924 in South Bend to John and Clara (Lee) Harnden, and was a lifelong resident. She had been employed for 31 years as a cashier at the K-Mart in Mishawka, where she retired in June 1997. She had also been employed with the Bendix...
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Patrick M. Chamberlain

February 22, 1986 - June 12, 2015

Patrick M. Chamberlain, 29, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Friday, June 12, 2015 in his home. He was born on February 22, 1986 in South Bend, Indiana. Patrick was a 2007 graduate of Riley High School. He is survived by his father, Barry Chamberlain of South Bend, Indiana. Graveside Services will take place at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Riverview Cemetery. Kaniewski...
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Jane S. Clark

May 6, 1943 - June 11, 2015

Jane Ellen Clark (nee Sawyer) passed away in her home on June 11, 2015 surrounded by her family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on May 6, 1943 in Portland, Maine to the late Frank and Bessie Hale Sawyer, and raised in Standish, Maine. She was married on June 23, 1961 to Elton True Clark in Standish, Maine. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her...
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Charmaine Evans Leinen

October 29, 1934 - June 10, 2015

Charmaine Evans Leinen, 80, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday June 10, 2015 at Healthwin Specialized Care in South Bend. She was born on October 29, 1934 to the late Joseph and Gertrude (Hauty) Hartnett in Chicago, IL, and has lived in South Bend since 1993. Along with her parents; she was also preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Ritthaler of Valparaiso, IN. On June...
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Sister Mary Elizabeth Niesen, C.S.C.

June 10, 2015

Born in LaPorte, Indiana, Sister Mary Elizabeth was taught by Holy Cross Sisters and entered the congregation in 1940 directly out of high school. For 27 years she was a first grade teacher and a Master teacher in Mathematics. The following years were spent in internal ministries including administration and prayer ministry both at Mary's Solitude on Saint Mary's campus and at Mater Ecclesiae...
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Ella Irene Heritz

June 4, 1940 - June 9, 2015

South Bend - Ella Irene Heritz, 75, of South Bend, passed away on June 9, 2015 at Hospice House, South Bend. She was born on June 4, 1940, in Clovis, NM, to the late Albert and Nola (Ehlers) Drager. In February 1959, as Ella Irene Drager, she married Herbert Hertiz, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Grembowicz. Ella is survived by her daughter,...
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Christopher M. Swihart

April 9, 1972 - June 8, 2015

Christopher M. Swihart, 43, of South Bend, IN, passed away on Monday June 8, 2015 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. He was born on April 9, 1972 in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong resident. Christopher was a graduate of LaSalle High School. He was currently employed at Hoosier Tank in South Bend, IN, where he has worked for the last ten years. Christopher is survived by...
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Henrietta E. Marosz

April 29, 1924 - June 5, 2015

South Bend - Henrietta E. Marosz, 91, of South Bend, passed away on Friday June 5, 2015, at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. She was born on April 29, 1924, in South Bend, to the late William and Anna (Kowalski) Tobolski. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel and a grandson, Shane Marosz. Henrietta is survived by her two sons, Greg (Cheryl) Marosz of Holland,...
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Phyllis A. Rzepka

February 26, 1932 - June 4, 2015

South Bend - Phyllis Dhaene Rzepka, age 83, passed away peacefully on Thursday June 4, 2015. Phyllis was born on February 26, 1932 in South Bend Indiana to Clarice (Coppieters) and Frank Dhaene. She graduated from Washington High School in 1949 and remained very active in arranging class reunions. She and Bernard (Jake) W. Rzepka were married on January 13, 1951 at Sacred Heart Church, South...
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Leonard Myron Wind

April 3, 1940 - June 1, 2015

New Carlisle - Leonard Myron Wind, 75, of New Carlisle, passed away in his home surrounded by his family on Monday June 1, 2015. He was born on April 3, 1940, in Bemidji, MN to the late Susan Wind and Albert Churchill, Sr. Raised in Sandstone, MN on the reservation by his maternal grandmother, Anne Wind until he was four years old. He moved to Danbury, WI to live with his mother and step-father,...
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Mary Alice Chmielowiec

August 15, 1930 - May 30, 2015

Mary Alice Chmielowiec, 84, gently passed into God's loving arms on Saturday, May 30, 2015 in her home after a short illness. She died in the presence of her family while holding her daughter's hand. She was born on Aug. 15, 1930 to Henry and Harriet (Pianowski) Klawinski in South Bend. She attended St. Hedwig's School and graduated from South Bend Catholic High School. On October 24, 1964...
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Robert Pierce Sedlack, Jr.

June 8, 1967 - May 30, 2015

Robert P. Sedlack, Jr., 47, South Bend, IN, died on May 30, 2015, in his home. Born in Greencastle, IN, he was the son of Robert and Ellen Sedlack. In 1999, he married Theresa Barnhart at Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago. Robert attended Miller Elementary School and Greencastle High School. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Notre Dame in 1989 and his Master of Fine Arts from Indiana...
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Rose Marie Antonucci

August 13, 1932 - May 30, 2015

Rose Marie Antonucci, 82, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away at 10:24 a.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015 in Miller's Merry Manor, New Carlisle, Indiana. Rose Marie was born on August 13, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois to James A. and Rose (Lococo) Talerico, and had lived in New Carlisle for most of her life. Rose Marie was preceded in death by her parents; and a son-in-law, Mark Frazier. She had been the...
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Gregory D. Barrett

April 3, 1971 - May 29, 2015

Gregory D. Barrett, 44, of New Carlisle, IN, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2015 at IU Health La Porte Hospital in La Porte, IN. He was born on April 3, 1971 to Dean and Susan (Camic) Barrett in Coco Beach, FL, and has lived in New Carlisle, IN since 1981. Greg graduated in 1989 from New Prairie High School in New Carlisle, IN. He was employed as a Union Painter and Drywall Worker for the...
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Sister Margaret Ann Nowacki, C.S.C.

September 9, 1926 - May 28, 2015

Sister Margaret Ann Nowacki, CSC Sept. 9, 1926 - May 28, 2015 NOTRE DAME - Born and raised in California, Sister Margaret Ann called herself a real native daughter. She entered the Sisters of the Holy Cross from Los Angeles in 1944. Having endured the Midwest weather during her four years of formation, she returned to California and began 38 years of ministry there. She was in education for 21...
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Jay Clair Mayberry

July 21, 1943 - May 28, 2015

Jay Clair Mayberry entered his journey on earth Wednesday, July 21st 1943 at 8:05 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA to James and Josephine Mayberry. He lost his long battle with cancer on May 28, 2015 passing peacefully beside his best friend and wife, Toni and daughter, Amy. Deemed "one of the smartest people you will ever know" by colleagues and family, Jay graduated with a...
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Ella M. Geissel Spaulding

October 11, 1915 - May 25, 2015

Ella M. Geissel Spaulding, 99, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 9:20 a.m., Monday, May 25, 2015 in the Sanctuary at St. Paul's. Ella was born on October 11, 1915 in South Bend to Frederick and Nellie (Taylor) Geissel. She retired in 1977 from Robertson's, where she was employed as a sales clerk. On October 19, 1935, in South Bend, she married Richard L. Spaulding, who preceded her in death...
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Leonard C. Kapalczynski

July 20, 1928 - May 24, 2015

Osceola - Leonard C. Kapalczynski, 86, of 443 North Beech Road, Osceola, IN, died peacefully at 10:00 p.m. on Sunday May 24, at home. He was born on July 20, 1928, in South Bend and was a life-long area resident. Mr. Kapalczynski retired from Bendix Corporation after 36 years of service. He served his country in the United States Army as a Private First Class during WWII enlisting October 5,...
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Bradley A. Clark

November 19, 1952 - May 22, 2015

We met and fell in love in 1971. You 18, me 16. Even then I (Fran Maure Clark) knew you were the one. We married on June 8, 1974. We would have been married 41 years this year. Thank-you for my early Anniversary card. It was comforting to know I was the last thought on your mind. I will cherish you and the card for the rest of my life. Through our journey together, our love gave us four...
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Arthur J. Perry

March 10, 1934 - May 22, 2015

Arthur J. Perry, 81, left this world peacefully and finally pain-free on May 22, 2015. Anyone who knew Art knew that he was a man of many incredible talents, not the least of which was his ability to defy the odds and survive even the most dire of diagnoses for the last 12 years. Art Perry was an intelligent, charming, well-read, and well-respected man in the community. During his 50+ years...
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Chester E. Denby

March 20, 1924 - May 22, 2015

Chester E. Denby died on 5/22/15 at Morningside Nursing Home, aged 91. He was the youngest of 4 children of Maximillian and Genevieve Dembinski. He grew up in Michigan City, IN. Upon graduation from Elston High School in 1943, he enrolled in the U.S. Army. He was transferred to England, and after D-Day served in the quartermaster corp. He rose to the rank of Master Sargent, recieving a...
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Sara L. "Sally" (Mowers) Dahms

December 18, 1931 - May 21, 2015

A Memorial Visitation will take place from 4:00 until 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, followed by a Memorial Service at 6:30 p.m. Sally donated her body to the I.U. School of Medicine. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Center for Hospice Care, Inc.
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Jerome F. Wendel

June 3, 1932 - May 20, 2015

Jerome F. Wendel, 82, of Traverse City, MI, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in the Traverse Victorian Senior Living Community, Traverse City, MI. He was one of 13 children, born on June 3, 1932 to the late Fred W. Wendel, Sr. and Elvera B. (Lollman) Wendel. Along with his parents; he was also preceded in death by four brothers, Fred W. Wendel, Jr. of South Bend, IN; Robert D. Wendel of...
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Edward J. "Butch" Zielinski

February 20, 1926 - May 19, 2015

Edward J. "Butch" Zielinski, 89, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Wellbrooke of South Bend. Butch was born on February 20, 1926 to the late John S. and Sarah C. (Coyne) Zielinski in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong resident. Along with his parents; he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and John Zielinski. He graduated at the age of 16...
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Michael Sacchini

November 18, 1916 - May 19, 2015

South Bend - Michael Sacchini, 98, of South Bend, passed away on Tuesday May 19, 2015, at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, peacefully with his son at his side. He was born on November 18, 1916, in Logansport, IN, to the late Pasquale and Matilda (Frisoni) Sacchini. He was also preceded in death by two daughters, Patricia Henry and Carolyn "Snookie" Ehlert; four sisters and five brothers. Michael...
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Joan L. Wilson

October 17, 1937 - May 18, 2015

Joan L. Wilson, 77 passed away after an extended illness at Miller's Merry Manor in New Carlisle, May 18, 2015. Joan was born on October 17, 1937 in Michigan City, Indiana to the late Carl and Eva Hope. She has lived in the New Carlisle area for 45 years, coming from South Bend. She graduated in 1955 from New Buffalo High School in New Buffalo, Michigan. She was employed at Sears in Michigan...
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William C. Maciejewski

April 14, 1925 - May 17, 2015

William C. Maciejewski, 90, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015 in his home. William was born on April 14, 1925 in South Bend to Casimir and Laura (Faltynski) Maciejewski, and was a lifelong resident. He retired from the former St. Stephens Parish in South Bend. He had also been employed with Studebaker. On May 5, 1956, in Holy Cross Church, he married Sally Rozycki, who...
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Judith A. Grossnickle

November 30, 1937 - May 16, 2015

Granger - Judy Grossnickle was surrounded by her loving family when she died on May 16, 2015 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. She devoted her life to her family and her final days were spent with them. Judy was born on November 30, 1937 in Benton Harbor. She grew up on the family farm in Berrien Springs as the oldest of six children. She graduated from Berrien Springs High School two...
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Frank A. Pennino

October 14, 1933 - May 16, 2015

On May 16, 2015, God sent his Angels to Chet Waggoner Little League for Frank A. Pennino, 81, of South Bend, IN - on the same day his grandson pitched a no-hitter. Frank was born on October 14, 1933 to the late Joseph and Margaret (Lewensky) Pennino in Chicago, IL, and has lived in South Bend since 1965. Along with his parents; he was also preceded in death by his son, Steven Pennino in 1976....
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Clayton G. Akemon

June 27, 1939 - May 13, 2015

Clayton G. Akemon passed away peacefully on Wednesday May 13, 2015, surrounded by family and loved ones at Memorial Hospital in South Bend after a lengthy illness. Clay was born in Big Branch, Kentucky on June 27, 1939 to the late James and Polly Akemon (Ingram). He was the youngest of 13 children. In the mid-1950s he migrated north to Indiana, eventually settling on South Bend's West side, where...
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Joseph A. Biggs

March 29, 1960 - May 13, 2015

South Bend - Joseph A. Biggs, 55, of South Bend, passed away on Wednesday May 13, 2015, in his home. He was born on March 29, 1960, in South Bend, to Patrick J., Sr. and Teresa (Schwartzfisher) Biggs. He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his daughter, Sarah Biggs; his mother, Teresa Biggs, both of South Bend; two sisters, Karen (Terry) Kalemba of Rockford, MI and Jean (Tom...
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Betty C. Kooistra

May 30, 1930 - May 13, 2015

Betty C. Kooistra, age 84, died May 13, 2015 in South Bend, Indiana. She was born on May 30, 1930 to Frank and Betty (Kazunas) Starzyk in Chicago where she resided most of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, William A. Kooistra. She is survived by three daughters; Deb (Bob) Wills of Chicago, Illinois, Kathy (Rich) Allen of Chesterton, Indiana, Dawn (Mark) Nemelka of...
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Clement J. "Clem" Urbanski

January 27, 1933 - May 10, 2015

Clement J. "Clem" Urbanski, 82, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 3:15 a.m., Sunday, May 10, 2015 in Memorial Hospital. Clem was born on January 27, 1933 in South Bend to Harry and Stella (Albrecht) Urbanski, and was a lifelong resident. He retired in 1990 from the South Bend Community School Corporation, where he had been employed as a teacher. Clem taught at Pierre Navarre, McKinley...
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Dennis P. Graber

April 24, 1949 - May 10, 2015

South Bend - Dennis P. Graber, 66, of South Bend, passed away on Sunday May 10, 2015, at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. He was born on April 24, 1949, in South Bend, to the late Herman and La Della Mae (Allison) Graber. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Sam Graber. On August 13, 1977 he married Bonnie (Cuthbert) who survives. Also surviving him is his daughter, Holly Graber; two sons...
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Juanita Mae Williams

July 21, 1926 - May 9, 2015

Juanita Mae Williams, 88, a long time resident of the New Carlisle area passed away on May 9, 2015 at Millers Merry Manor. She was born on July 21, 1926 to the late Paul and Hazel Groshans. Juanita loved quilting, gardening, reading and could be frequently found sharing coffee with her many friends. She is survived by her loving husband Paul of 70 years; her three children, Wayne (Linda),...
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Gregory G. Calhoun

April 30, 1944 - May 7, 2015

Gregory Calhoun, 71, longtime resident of South Bend, IN, passed away on May 7, 2015. Greg was born in Brooklyn, NY, on April 30, 1944, and was preceded in death by his parents, William and Adele Calhoun and his sister, Barbara. Greg is survived by his wife, Patricia Calhoun, two sons Jeffrey (Amie) Calhoun of Weidman, MI, and Christopher (Julie) Calhoun of South Bend and one daughter Caryn...
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Mary Ann Tice

February 17, 1917 - May 7, 2015

At the age of 98, the spirit of Mary Ann Tice departed this earth on May 7, 2015 in Goshen, IN. Mary was born to Florian and Anna (Hodal) Hradel in Niles, MI on February 17, 1917. She married her high school sweetheart, Damon H. Tice, on January 21, 1939. He predeceased her in November, 2003. They had four children: Beverly (Rudolf) Stegelmann, Goshen, IN; Kathryn (Donald) Felten, Green Cove...
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Dolores P. "Do-De" Rybak

July 15, 1932 - May 7, 2015

South Bend - Dolores (Do-De) Rybak of South Bend, Indiana, passed away on Thursday May 7, 2015, at Hamilton Grove, New Carlisle, Indiana. Dolores was born on July 15, 1932 to the late Henry and Lottie (Jedrzewski) Poznanski in South Bend, Indiana. On September 1, 1956, Dolores married Robert Rybak, who passed away on April 20, 1984. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Elaine...
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