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Stephen William "Dudley" Vavul, Sr.

Stephen William "Dudley" Vavul, Sr.
  • July 24, 1952 - January 18, 2017
  • South Bend, Indiana

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“Mike and Larry,We are thinking about you today.Carl DiGirolomo ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“I haven't been in contact with Steve lately but the last time we met I was very pleased to see him so happy, healthy and the same sweet,...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Kay Gill - India apolis, IN

“Mike and Larry, so sorry for your loss. We will pray for Steve and your families. Peace. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Kurt Meyer - Niles, MI - Friend

“Prayers for comfort and peace from Hawaii . ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Janis Texeira ( Durance) - HI

“Steve, For those who knew you as "Dutch", I send out Kudos on their behalf along with huge thank-you's for watching over them. For those that may not...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Eddie Wray - South Bend, IN

“Gentle condolences to Sue and all the Vavul family and friends. Hold each other close in love and fond memories. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Tim Thilman - Atlanta, GA

“May God continue to bless each of you during this difficult time. I remember the years.as kids living.next door to the "valvular" family. May your...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Pat (Horning) McCammon - AR

“To the Vavul family we express our sincere condolences for your loss of Stevie. I remember his good spirit and happy disposition. Our thoughts and...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Peggy and Doug Burns - Placida, FL

“To all my Vavul Family,im so sorry about Steve- He was a kind heart.. I will be thinking of all of you!Di ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Deepest Sympathy and Heartfelt Condolences to the entire Vavul Family. May God Bless you all during this difficult time. Jim Gadacz ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Jim Gadacz - South Bend, IN

“Our hearts are saddened by your asking,condolences to the entire Vavul/M/H family, your cousin ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Dan and Joni WISE - Kokomo, IN

“Steve is my uncle & through my life he was always there for me. I lived with my uncle off & on a good majority of my life. My uncle was the nicest...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Danny Mitchell - South Bend, IN


Stephen William "Dudley" Vavul, Sr. 64, of South Bend, Indiana passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Steve was born on July 24, 1952 in South Bend to Thomas B. and Margaret (O'Brien) Vavul, and was a lifelong resident. He is survived by his daughter, Jessamine Vavul of South Bend, Indiana; his son, Stephen William (Rebecca) Vavul, Jr. of Denver, Colorado; his granddaughter, Shoshanna; two sisters, Kathy Barber of Niles, Michigan and Sue Everett of South Bend, Indiana; and three brothers, Tom Vavul of South Bend, Indiana, Mike (Judy) Vavul of South Bend, Indiana and Larry (Patty) Vavul of Granger, Indiana. A visitation will take place from 1:00 until 6:00 p.m. Sunday in the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 30, 2017 in Holy Cross Church. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery. Steve was a United States Army Veteran. He enjoyed golfing. He was a very happy person and enjoyed people. Steve will be remembered for his energetic storytelling as well as his big heart. In lieu flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Margaret's House. To send online condolences, please visit kaniewski.com.