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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 on September 12, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Karen Spaulding; four sisters, Clara Hostetler, Esther Harman, Mary Mulkey, and Loretta Manchow; and two brothers, Frederick and Edward Geissel. Ella is survived by her son, Richard T. Spaulding, Sr. of South Bend, Indiana; four grandchildren, Kenneth R. (Ronda) Spaulding, Daniel J. (Heather) Spaulding, Richard T. (Emily) Spaulding, Jr. and Matthew J. (Emily) Spaulding; six great-granchildren, Cody, Joseph, Danielle, Gibson, Truman and Ella Spaulding; and one great great-grandson, Oliver. Funeral Services will take place at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive. Entombment will follow in Riverview Cemetery. A visitation will take place from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Ella was a member of Holy Trinity Church and Robertson's Retiree Group. She was a past Officer of the Retail Clerks Union #37. Memorial Contributions may be directed to Holy Trinity Church. To send online condolences, please visit