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Ruby "Stella" Latowski

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“Stella and I were next door neighbor growing up. We walked to high school together. Both became nurse's and was her maid of honor at her wedding....Read More »
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“Dear Chris...she was your gift from heaven, whose purpose was to make this world understand what love, friendship, goodness, and humbleness was all...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Judith VanLue Williams - Niles, MI

“Dear ChrisSo sorry to hear of your loss. She was your gift from heaven, whose purpose was to make this world understand what love, friendship,...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Judith VanLue Williams - NILES, MI

“I am sorry that I did not know in time to come and visit with you .I remember Stella as my neighbor during my growing up years and beyond. We had...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: James Ridenour - Elkhart, IN

“We are so sorry to hear of your mother's death and also the wife of Steve. We have so many fond memories of your family through the years. You were...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Joyce Ridenour Boxman - IN

“Always a pleasure to see her and spend time. She was a sweet lady and we will miss her. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Frank Quirk - Cassopolis, MI

“Blessing and love to the family. May you always remember the good times and the fond memories you've had during her life. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Jan Benger - Kalamazoo, MI

“So very sorry she has passed.Having known most of her children all these years,I am confident that she was a saint walking the earth.Peace of heart...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Ron Jaworski - Osceola, IN

“My favorite Christmas memory was of the "Cobweb", the one Mom wouldn't let anyone knock down. It was big and prominent and Mom hung tinsel from it...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Carol Latowski - Sharon, WI


Ruby "Stella" Latowski, 91, of South Bend, passed away on Thursday December 08, 2016 at Dujarie House in Holy Cross Village. She was born on August 29, 1925 in South Bend to the late Melvin and Margaret (Rock) Mosher. On August 2, 1947 in St. Matthew Cathedral she married Stephen Latowski, who survives. Also surviving are her four daughters, Margaret (Bud) Garrett of South Bend, Diana (Fred) Evans of Shelbyville, KY, Patricia (David) Strebinger of South Bend and Carol (Bruce Houghtby) Latowski of Sharon, WI; three sons, Robert Latowski of Brooklyn Park, MN, John Latowski of Mishawaka and Donald (Barbara Wilson) Latowski of South Bend; sixteen grandchildren, Robert (Bobbie) Garrett, Tony (Brenda) Garrett, Chris (Amy) Garrett, Pat Garrett, Erin (Jeff) Snodgrass, Ethne Evans, Stephen Latowski, Matt (Shannon) Latowski, Dan (Brandi) Latowski, Dave Latowski, Tom Strebinger, Bryan Strebinger, Leah (Ryan) Noble, Lindy Houghtby and Cassie and Cole Latowski; 29 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great grandchildren; and a brother, Donald Mosher M.D. of Naples, FL. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Warren and Phil Mosher; a sister, Frances Marks; and by two sisters-in-law, Beverly and Ladora Mosher. Stella retired in 1994 from the University of Notre Dame, where she was an RN at the Student Health Center. She previously worked for Carlisle Nursing Home. She was a 1943 Riley High School Graduate and a graduate of the School of Nursing at Memorial Hospital She was a member of St. Stanislaus B.M. Catholic Church and Holy Cross Catholic Church, where she belonged to the Rosary Altar Society and Harvest House. She was the Past President of Holy Cross P.T.A. and Rosary Society. She was the Muscular Dystrophy Patient Service Chariman for 10 years. A private family visitation will be held. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday December 13, 2016 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1050 Wilber St., South Bend, where friends may visit one hour prior to the Mass. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross School, 1020 Wilber St., South Bend, IN 46628. To send online condolences, please visit www.kaniewski.com.