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Raymond J. Nymberg, Jr.

June 1, 1926 - April 27, 2016

Raymond J. Nymberg, Jr., 89, of South Bend, IN passed away on April 27, 2016 in his home. He was born on June 1, 1926 to the late Raymond J., Sr. and Irene (Grant) Nymberg in Detroit, MI, and has lived in South Bend since1955, coming from Detroit. Along with his parents; he was also preceded in death by two daughters, Laura Ullrich and Vicki Richey. Raymond graduated from McKenzie High School...
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Rev. Edwin J. Kadzielawski, C.S.C.

January 22, 1922 - April 27, 2016

Rev. Edwin J. Kadzielawski, C.S.C., 94, died on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Ind. Fr. Kadzielawski was born on Jan. 22, 1922, in Chicago to Stanislaus and Bernice (Grabowski) Kadzielawski. He graduated in 1940 from Holy Trinity High School, Chicago. He was received into the Congregation of Holy Cross on Aug. 15, 1941. He made his First Profession on Aug. 16, 1942....
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Mary Ann Hosinski

October 14, 1920 - April 27, 2016

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Mary Hosinski, 95, of South Bend, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Born and raised in South Bend to George and Stella Pendzinski, Mary wed her eternal love, John N. Hosinski, on January 25, 1947. Throughout his stations during World War II, they kept in vigilant contact, and were married upon his return. She is survived by her daughters,...
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Donna M. Przybysz

August 13, 1931 - April 25, 2016

Donna M. Przybysz, 84, of Dowagiac, Michigan passed away at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 25, 2016 in Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph, Michigan. Donna was born on August 13, 1931 in South Bend to James and Gladys (Morris) Ellis. She had lived in Dowagiac for the last 22 years. She had also lived in South Bend and Granger. She was a loving mother, homemaker, and a fantastic cook. On October 13,...
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Mary Anne Schaeper

April 28, 1956 - April 25, 2016

Mary Anne Schaeper, 59, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016 in her home. She was born on April 28, 1956 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Robert and Irene Kemphues. On June 25, 1982, she married Robert Schaeper at Corpus Christi Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. Along with her husband, Mary Anne is survived by two daughters, Cheryl (Kevin) Kucharski of South Bend, and Laura (Joe...
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Frank T. Polack

September 21, 1921 - April 23, 2016

Frank T. Polack, 94, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 5:47 p.m. Saturday April 23, 2016 at Healthwin Specialized Care in South Bend, IN. He was born on September 21, 1921 to the late Stanley and Mary (Kozlowski) Polack in Mt. Carmel, PA and has lived in South Bend since 1946. Along with his parents; Frank was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Bianchi, Dorothy Hanna, Irene Kashmer; and...
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Sheila I. Bruniga

April 14, 1947 - April 23, 2016

Sheila I. Bruniga, 69, of South Bend, passed away on Saturday April 23, 2016 in Memorial Hospital, South Bend. She was born on April 14, 1947, in Muncie, IN, to the late John D. and Barbara (Dunham) Welch. She graduated from Ball State University Class of 1969. On August 24, 1977 she married Robert W. Bruniga, who survives. Also surviving are a sister, Rebecca (Ted) Williams of Fort Worth, TX; a...
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Terry D. "Tyke" Marchand

January 11, 1951 - April 22, 2016

Terry D. Marchand, 65, of New Carlisle, passed away on Friday April 22, 2016 in his home. He was born on January 11, 1951, in South Bend, to the late Forrest Robert and Doloris R. (Cottonaro) Marchand. He is survived by his sister Donna Marchand of South Bend; an aunt, Shirley Gwynn of Elkhart; and by several cousins, extended family and friends. Terry worked for Rural King in Niles as an...
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Julia Forrester

February 4, 1929 - April 22, 2016

Julia Forrester, 87, of South Bend, passed away on Friday April 22, 2016. She was born on February 4, 1929, in Del Barton, WV, to the late Ray and Maudie (Prater) Salyers. On April 24, 1967 she married Arthur Forrester, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Sandy (Paul) Collinsworth of Salyersville, KY and Janet (Gary) Tierney of South Bend; two sons, Jack (June) Bailey and Danny Bailey...
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Marilyn S. Gaideski

May 25, 1941 - April 21, 2016

Marilyn S. Gaideski, 74, of Niles, Michigan passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Marilyn was born on May 25, 1941, in South Bend, Indiana to the late Carl and Crystal Thompson. On July 23, 1960, Marilyn married Bill Gaideski, who survives. Along with her loving husband, Marilyn is survived by one daughter, Tracy Beck (Mark Lundy) of Niles, Michigan. She is also...
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Robert K. "Bo" Jones

November 24, 1957 - April 16, 2016

Robert K. "Bo" Jones, 58, of Mishawaka, IN, passed away at 5:15 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016 in Mishawaka, IN. Robert was born on November 24, 1957 to David and Patricia (Harmon) Jones in Kokomo, IN, and has lived in Mishawaka for the last 30 years, coming from Texas. He was preceded in death by his father, David Jones. Robert graduated in 1976 from Northwestern High School in Kokomo,...
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Brother Clarence J. Breitenbach, C.S.C.

November 12, 1926 - April 15, 2016

Notre Dame, Ind. -- Br. Clarence J. Breitenbach, C.S.C., 89, died on Friday, April 15, 2016, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka, Ind. He was born on Nov. 12, 1926, to Aloysius and Augusta (Daniel) Breitenbach in Wanatah, Ind. He attended Morgan Township Public Schools and upon graduating from high school in 1945, was inducted into the United States Army. Upon completion of his...
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Bernice M. Staszewski

September 7, 1931 - April 13, 2016

Bernice M. Staszewski, 84, of South Bend, passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Healthwin Specialized Care Facility. She was born on September 7, 1931, in New Carlisle, to the late Walter and Mary (Tomkins) Michalski. On October 15, 1960, in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, New Carlisle, she married Eugene J. Staszewski , who preceded her in death on September 10, 2008. She was also preceded...
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Richard Peter Hodowaniec

June 30, 1948 - April 11, 2016

Richard P. Hodowaniec, 67, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Monday, April 11, 2016 in his home surrounded by his loving family. Richard was born on June 30, 1948, in Augsburg, Germany to Michael and Marta Hodowaniec. At the age of four he and his family moved to the United States where they eventually made their home in South Bend, IN and remained lifelong residents. He is survived by his...
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Daniel J. Ferry, Jr.

September 24, 1921 - April 10, 2016

Daniel J. Ferry, Jr. passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 10th at Hamilton Grove, where he resided for the past several years. He was born on September 24, 1921 in Carbon, Indiana to Dan and Kathryn Ferry, and grew up in a bustling Irish Catholic family in Brazil, Indiana. As a graduate of Indiana State University, he and mom met at St. Louis University, he studying medicine and mom getting...
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Regina A. Jedrzejewski

October 19, 1915 - April 9, 2016

Regina A. Jedrzejewski, 100, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2016 in her home. Regina was born on October 19, 1915 in South Bend to Jacob and Josphine (Jeske) Kalka, and was a lifelong resident. On February 18, 1939 she married Casimer Dorn. He died in 1945 in Iwo Jima during W.W.II. On September 3, 1949 she married Harold J. (Andy) Jedrzejewski, who preceded her in...
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Frances "Fran" Williams

November 6, 1924 - April 7, 2016

Frances "Fran" Williams, 91, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, April 7, 2016 in Memorial Hospital. Frances was born on November 6, 1924 in South Bend to Anthony and Frances (Czyzewski) Bogucki, and was a lifelong resident. She retired in 1987 from the Jackel Corporation. She had also been employed with the Bendix Corporation from 1943-1945. On April 12,1947, in South...
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Dale Moser

April 19, 1922 - March 30, 2016

Dale Moser, 93, died on Wednesday at Cardinal Nursing Home. He retired from Reith & Riley after 30 years of service and was a WWII Army Veteran. Funeral services will be at 10 am Saturday at Kaniewski Funeral Home, with interment to follow in Highland Cemetery.
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Marian F. Britton Haney

July 22, 1929 - March 29, 2016

Marian F. (Britton) Haney, 86, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in her home, peacefully with her children by her side, and with her sweetheart holding her hand. Marian was born on July 22, 1929 in Schererville, Indiana to Robert and Theresa (Schweitzer) Britton. She lived in South Bend for 38 years, coming from Long Beach, Indiana. On October 8, 1947 at...
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Marion M. (Sueppel) Casa

June 13, 1928 - March 28, 2016

Marion M. (Sueppel) Casa, 87, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, March 28, 2016 at Dujarie House, Notre Dame. She was born on June 13, 1928, in Chicago, IL, to the late Carl Joseph and Myra (Mills) Sueppel. On August 11, 1985 she married Peter A. Casa, who preceded her in death on September 18, 2008. She is survived by her brother, Charles (Shirley) Sueppel of South Bend; a niece,...
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Richard E. Smith

December 1, 1928 - March 27, 2016

Richard E. Smith, formerly of New Carlisle passed away on Sunday March 27, 2016. Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., E.S.T. on Thursday March 31, in the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 201 S. Filbert St, New Carlisle, Indiana. A graveside service will take place on Friday, April 1, 2016 in the New Carlisle Cemetery. Family and friends will gather at the Kaniewski Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m...
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James H. Byrn

July 18, 1933 - March 22, 2016

James H. Byrn, 82, Niles, Michigan was called to eternal rest on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 following a lengthy illness. Born on July 18, 1933, in Mayfield, Kentucky, he was the only child of Oren and Mildred (McAllister) Byrn. On October 1, 1955, he married JoAnne D. Wozniak, who survives. Also surviving are his three daughters, Kimberly Byrn (Dale Squadroni) and Karen (Rob) Mesaros of South...
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Beth Elaine Donathen

June 26, 1954 - March 21, 2016

Beth (61) was the youngest of children born to LaRue and Lucille (Howell Anderson) Donathen. Both preceded her in death. Beth grew up on a farm taken for Potato Creek State Park and graduated from North Liberty High School in 1972. While growing up she attended Maple Grove United Methodist Church taking on several leadership roles there. Beth graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of...
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Jack S. Egierski

May 7, 1946 - March 21, 2016

Jack S. Egierski 69, of South Bend, Indiana, returned to be with the Lord on Monday March 21, 2016 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. Jack was born on May 7, 1946 to the late Walter and Irene Egierski (Grzesiak) in South Bend, Indiana. Jack was a lifelong resident of the area. Surviving Jack is his loving wife Anita (Edwards), whom he married on September 25, 1965. Jack is survived by one daughter...
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Rev. Bartley MacPhaidin, C.S.C.

September 6, 1936 - March 17, 2016

Rev. Bartley MacPháidín, C.S.C. a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross and the eighth President of Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, died on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Holy Cross House on the campus of the University of Notre Dame where he had been living. Taking office in 1978, Fr. MacPháidín, 79, led the College for 22 years. Under his leadership, Stonehill's academic...
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Agnes V. Monhaut

January 10, 1928 - March 12, 2016

Agnes V. Monhaut, 88, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2016 in her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 10, 1928 to the late Andrew and Mary (Horwarth) Kramer in South Bend, IN, and has been a lifelong resident. Along with her parents; she was preceded in death by a son, John Andrew Monhaut; five sisters, Marie Armstrong, Rose...
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Pearl K. "Sally" Jaworski

May 9, 1916 - March 11, 2016

Pearl K. "Sally" Jaworski, 99, of South Bend, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016 at Healthwin Specialized Care Facility. She was born on May 9, 1916, in Knowlton, WI, to the late Peter and Regina Ciula. She was preceded in death by two sisters, four brothers, a son-in-law, Dale McDaniel and a family friend, August Cooreman. As Pearl Ciula, she married Frank Jaworski on May 14, 1938. He...
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Barbara Lill Murphy

November 20, 1924 - March 10, 2016

Barbara Lill Murphy, 91, joined her husband, parents, and many siblings in Heaven on March 10, 2016. She lived a life of dedication to God and her family. Her faith was demonstrated each day in her optimistic attitude, the lessons she imparted to her children, and her works of mercy. Born to Loretta Graf Lill and Dr. Joseph C. Lill, M.D. on November 20, 1924 in Fort Wayne, IN, Barbara was one...
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Susan J. Pusztai

October 18, 1940 - March 9, 2016

Susan J. Pusztai, 75, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 in Heritage at Lowman Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Chapin, South Carolina. Susan was born on October 18, 1940 in South Bend to John Michael and Minnie (Odusch) Kasprzak. She was the owner of the Tahitian Salon in Mishawaka for 31 years. A beloved mother, Susan is survived by her two daughters, Chris (Mark)...
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Leo John Hoffner

June 25, 1927 - March 9, 2016

Leo John Hoffner, 88, of Granger, Indiana passed away at 4:50 p.m., Wednesday, March 9, 2016 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. Leo was born on June 25, 1927, at home, in St. Joseph County to Thomas and Frances (Tonk) Hoffner. He was a lifelong resident. Leo retired from the Bendix Corporation. He had also been employed with Studebaker, Moellering Supply and CTS. On October 1, 1949 he...
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Richard E. "Dick" Neal

March 18, 1923 - March 9, 2016

Richard E. "Dick" Neal, 92, of South Bend passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at North Woods Village Memory Care, Mishawaka. He was born on March 18, 1923, in Elkhart, IN, to the late Kenneth L. and Estella (Hoffmaster) Neal. On October 16, 1948 he married Clista J. Gaskill, who preceded him in death on November 19, 2006. He is survived by his daughter, Gail (James) Bajdek of South Bend; two...
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Carrie L. Gelow

May 13, 1943 - March 5, 2016

Carrie L. Gelow, 72, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2016. Carrie was born on May 13, 1943 in Gary, Indiana and had lived in New Carlisle 44 years, coming from Niles, Michigan. She owned C. Gelow Signs. On February 14, 1969 in New Carlisle, she married John R. Gelow, who survives. Also surviving are her two children, Ginger (Rodger) Davis and Russell (Stacy) Gelow...
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James Verne Wyllie

December 20, 1940 - March 5, 2016

ENTREPRENEUR AND COMMUNITY LEADER - James Verne Wyllie, of Cassopolis, MI, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2016 after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was born on December 20, 1940 and was the son of James F. Wyllie and Virginia Harbaugh Wyllie. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Mary Wyllie Hansen, and daughter Tricia Marie Wyllie Sunkel. He is survived by his loving wife...
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Sean Pearman

November 12, 1962 - March 5, 2016

Sean Pearman, father, husband, brother, son, friend, left this life on March 5, 2016. He was born in South Bend on November 12, 1962. After graduating from Clay High School and Indiana University, he moved to Virginia where he met and married his wife Anne (Seeley). Together they returned to South Bend, where he continued his career as a computer programmer/analyst with The Associates, which...
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Ervin G. Derda

May 10, 1924 - March 4, 2016

Ervin G. Derda, 91, of South Bend passed away on Friday, March 4, 2016. Ervin was born in South Bend, Indiana, on May 10, 1924 to the late Walter and Mary Derda. Ervin was employed at the Bendix Corporation in South Bend for 38 years. Along with his parents, Ervin was preceded in death by his brother Stanley Derda, sister-in-law Imogene Derda, brother-in-law Burel Dorsey, brother-in-law Roy Heald...
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Eileen M. Przybysz

June 2, 1943 - February 28, 2016

Eileen M. Przybysz, 72, of Sturgis, MI (formerly of South Bend) passed away at 4:22 p.m. Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis, MI. She was born on June 2, 1943 to the late Lawrence and Julia (Downey) Frazier in South Bend, IN, and has lived in Sturgis, MI for the last 10 years, coming from Vandalia, MI. Eileen graduated in 1961 from St. Joseph High School in South Bend...
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Robert S. Kwiatkowski

September 19, 1928 - February 26, 2016

Robert S. Kwiatkowski, 87, of South Bend, passed away on Friday February 26, 2016 at Hospice House, South Bend. He was born on September 19, 1928, in South Bend, to the late Peter and Mary Kwiatkowski and was a lifelong area resident. On May 16, 1953 he married Loretta Niemier, who preceded him in death on December 17, 2009. Also preceding him in death were eight brothers, Walter, Edward, Charles...
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Robert P. DePriest

October 30, 1932 - February 25, 2016

Robert P. DePriest, 83, of New Carlisle, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2016 in his home. He was born on October 30, 1932, in Pittsburgh, PA, to the late Charles and Margaret DePriest. He is survived by his wife, Margaret of Niles, MI; a son, Robert (Sandra) DePriest of Rolling Prairie; five grandchildren, Bobbie Costigan, Todd, Christine, Michael and Robin DePriest; 12 great-grandchildren...
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Jean Voigts Zucker

May 22, 1923 - February 25, 2016

Jean Voigts Zucker of South Bend died February 25, 2016 at Heritage Point Memory Care Facility attended by her daughter, Robin and son, Stephen. Jean was born May 22, 1923 to Albert and Gladys Voigts in Streator, Illinois. She attended nurses training at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet, Illinois and entered the army after graduation. She served as a nurse for the U.S. Army in Korea and...
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Stephan J. "Pete" Chikar

August 23, 1918 - February 20, 2016

STEPHAN'S FUNERAL HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED DUE TO THE WEATHER. HIS FUNERAL WILL TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY AT 10:00 AM AT HOLY FAMILY CHURCH. Stephan J. "Pete" Chikar, 97, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2016 in Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles, Kentucky. Stephan was born on August 23, 1918 in South Bend, Indiana to Stephen M. and Gizella (Szucs) Chikar, and was a...
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Gertude K. Burko

November 17, 1926 - February 17, 2016

Gertrude K. Burko, 89, of Garfield Heights, OH (formerly of South Bend) passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at Mary Mount Hospital, Garfield Heights, OH. She was born on November 17, 1926, in South Bend, IN to the late Edward and Mary (Wozniak) Kloski. Along with her parents; she was also preceded in death by one brother, Joseph Kloski. On October 10, 1953, as Gertrude K. Kloski,...
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Wilma J. Harris

August 17, 1932 - February 14, 2016

Wilma J. Harris, 84 of New Carlisle Indiana passed away peacefully in her home on February 14, 2016. Wilma was born to the late John and Hattie Hartley in Terre Haute, Indiana. On June 29, 1954 Wilma married the love of her life Gene B. Harris, who preceded her in death on January 5, 1990. Also preceding Wilma in death are two sons Michael and Wesley Harris, and two brothers Chuck Hartley ...
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Betty Lou Goetz

February 10, 1928 - February 14, 2016

Betty Lou Goetz, 88, of South Bend, passed away on Sunday February 14, 2016 at Memorial Hospital. She was born on February 10, 1928, in South Bend, to the late Orville, Sr. and Nona (VanDusen) Wilcox. On September 14, 1946 she married Charles F. "Chuck" Goetz, Jr., who preceded her in death in 2003. Betty is survived by her daughters, Carol Ann (Tom) Latosinski of South Bend and Margaret Rose ...
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Lorraine "Waynie" Werntz

February 21, 1933 - February 12, 2016

Lorraine "Waynie" Werntz, 82, of South Bend, IN, passed away after a heroic battle with cancer, at 1:04 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2016 at Memorial Hospital of South Bend, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 21, 1933 to the late Joseph and Mary (Varmesko) Talarico in Joliet, IL, and has lived in South Bend since 1939. Along with her parents; she was also preceded in...
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Brother Camillus (William) Kirsch, C.S.C.

December 26, 1916 - February 11, 2016

Brother Camillus (William) Kirsch, C.S.C., age 99, died on February 11, 2016 at Dujarie House in Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame, Indiana. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of Louis and Anna (Schneider) Kirsch. He attended Holy Angels and St. Joan of Arc Elementary Schools and Cathedral High School, graduating in 1934. The Brothers must have influenced him, since he entered the...
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Thomas N. Hanner

September 21, 1940 - February 10, 2016

Thomas N. Hanner, 75, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 in his home. Thomas was born on September 21, 1940 in Benton Harbor, Michigan to Robert L. and Grace E. (Richards) Hanner. He had lived in South Bend since 1965, coming from Benton Harbor. Thomas retired in December 1997 from Butternut Bread. He had been employed with Kreamo and Butternut Bread for 34...
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Evelyn J. Upp

November 14, 1926 - February 9, 2016

Evelyn J. Upp, 89, formerly of Rolling Prairie and New Carlisle, passed away on Tuesday, February 9 at the Brownsburg Meadows Senior Healthcare Community in Brownsburg, Indiana and is now resting peacefully in the arms of the Lord. Evelyn was born on November 14, 1926 in LaPorte, Indiana to John and Mildred McVay, the eldest of their five children. Upon graduating from Rolling Prairie High...
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Michael J. Skees

February 19, 1947 - February 7, 2016

Michael J. Skees, 68, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at his home after battling complications from Parkinson's disease. Michael was born on February 19, 1947, in South Bend, Indiana to the late Charles and Betty Skees. Michael's survivors include the love of his life, wife Mary Jane Skees. They were married on May 21, 1966. Also surviving are his two daughters, Michelle (Jason)...
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Edward G. Groody

January 24, 1931 - February 6, 2016

Edward G. Groody, 85, of Notre Dame, passed away on Saturday in Dujarie House at Holy Cross Village. He was the loving husband of Catherine A. Groody (Hvizdos) who selflessly cared for him over the last decade. Ed's family will be forever grateful to the caring staff in Dujarie House who tirelessly cared for Ed. He was a dedicated father who encouraged his children to prioritize faith, family...
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Eva L. Rogers

February 20, 1945 - February 5, 2016

Eva L. Rogers, 70, of Walkerton, Indiana passed away at 8:31 a.m., Friday, February 5, 2016 in her home. She was born on February 20, 1945 in South Bend to Samuel and Violet (Brothers) Glassburn. Eva had formerly been employed as the Manager of the Little Ceasars Pizza in Plymouth. She had also worked in home care for seven years. Eva is survived by five daughters, Evalou Rittenhouse of...
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Lois Jane Rowlison

June 26, 1949 - February 3, 2016

Lois Jane Rowlison, 66, of Niles, Michigan passed away at 6:09 a.m., Wednesday, February 3, 2016 in her home. Lois was born on June 26, 1949 in Bay City, Michigan to John and Jessie (McDermand) Bumgarner. She had been employed as a Nurse with Wedgewood Pines Assisted Living in South Bend. On March 12, 1977 she married John Rowlison, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters; Jessie ...
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Karen Ann Jasinski

February 6, 1958 - February 2, 2016

Karen Ann Jasinski, 57, of South Bend, IN passed away unexpectedly at 3:37 p.m. Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, IN. She was born on February 6, 1958 to Leonard A. and Sylvia D. (Coppens) Kanczuzewski in South Bend, IN and was a lifelong resident. Karen was employed as a Registered Nurse at Memorial Hospital of South Bend, where she worked for 20...
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Margaret G. Berges

February 14, 1921 - February 1, 2016

NOTRE DAME- Margaret Golden Berges went to her eternal reward and rest while surrounded by loved ones in her home, shortly before her 95th birthday. Margaret Golden Berges was born in New Haven, CT on Feb 14, 1921. She was the daughter of John Matthew and Margaretta Stumpf Golden. She attended St Louis French Parochial School and New Haven High School. She received a degree from Trinity...
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Carroll Everett Posey, C.S.C.

August 19, 1936 - January 31, 2016

Brother Carroll Everett Posey, C.S.C., age 79, died on January 31, 2016 in his room at Columba Hall, at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana. He was born in Liberty, Kentucky on August 19, 1936, the son of Vitus and Helen (Wethington) Posey. He attended St. Bernard Elementary and High School in Clementsville, Kentucky graduating in 1955. He then began studies at Brescia College in...
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Brother Joseph Herbert Berg, C.S.C.

May 24, 1930 - January 27, 2016

Brother Joseph Berg, C.S.C., age 85, died on January 27, 2016 at Dujarie House in Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame, Indiana. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 24, 1930, the son of Anthony and Lynn (Lunz) Berg. He attended St. Elizabeth's and Messmer High School in Milwaukee graduating in 1949. He then attended Marquette University for a year. Joseph believed he had a calling for the...
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Denis D. Eck

November 12, 1954 - January 27, 2016

South Bend -- Denis "Denny" Eck, 61, passed away Wednesday morning at Memorial Hospital. Denny was born in South Bend to the late Loren and Lucille Eck on November 12, 1954. Denny married his high school sweetheart, best friend, and the love of his life, Lynn, on October 21, 1978 at Holy Cross Church in South Bend. Lynn survives Denny along with his loving daughter, Katie Eck (Matt Timm) of...
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Bettye J. Micinski

August 24, 1924 - January 21, 2016

Bettye J. Micinski, age 91, died on Thursday, January 21, 2016 in South Bend, Indiana. She was born on August 24, 1924 to Roy M. Barnes and Estelle (Waggoner) Barnes in Chattanooga, Tennessee. On May 16, 1946 she married Ervin Micinski at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Tennessee. They were blessed with three daughters, Janice (Carl) Bennett of South Bend, Indiana, Deborah (Kirk) Fuller...
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Debra Ann Copeland

July 31, 1953 - January 21, 2016

Daughter of Charles L. & Audrey F. Arnold passed away on January 21st. She is survived by her husband, Terry Copeland, brother Charles Arnold, children Kathy (Chris) Barouska, Amy (Redd) Copeland, Joseph (Heather) Copeland, Grandchildren Emerald, Trinity, Alexia, Trenton, Dalton, Everett, Rogan and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, and brothers Michael and Steve ...
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Charles "Charlie" H. Slomski

January 16, 1933 - January 21, 2016

Charles "Charlie" H. Slomski, 83, of South Bend, IN passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his home on Thursday, January 21, 2016. He was born in January 16, 1933 in South Bend to the late John S. and Josephine (Kaczmarek) Slomski. Charles was a lifelong resident of South Bend. On May 18, 1963 Charles married his loving wife, Anna Marie Steif, who survives. He is also...
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Gladys M. Meyers Runnels Morse

December 6, 1930 - January 20, 2016

Gladys M. Meyers Runnels-Morse, 85, of New Carlisle, passed away peacefully with family at her side in her home on January 20, 2016. She was born on December 6, 1930, daughter of Ernest F. and Ruth E. Meyers. She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Evelyn (Bob deceased) Davidson of Baldwin, MI, her brother, Carl (Shelby) Meyers of Punta Gorda, FL, many cousins, nieces and nephews. Gladys leaves...
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Alice L. Chrzan

October 17, 1915 - January 20, 2016

Alice L. Chrzan, 100, of Niles, MI, passed away on Wednesday at Westwood Nursing Home, NIles. She was born on October 17, 1915, in New York, NY, to the late Frederick G. and Maria (Bittlingmeyer) Shields. Also preceding her in death were her, brother, Frederick Shields; and four sisters, Rose Nemeth, Edna Kreciedlo, Marie Tornrose and Irene Barbour. Alice is survived by her daughter, Maria (Larry...
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Raymond U. Brenneman

September 19, 1922 - January 17, 2016

Raymond U. Brenneman, 93, died Sunday in Spring City, PA. He is survived by a son, Raymond F. of FL; a sister of PA; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 1 pm Thursday at Highland Cemetery. To send condolences, visit www.kaniewski.com.
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Rita T. Czyzewski

June 11, 1927 - January 17, 2016

Rita T. Czyzewski, 88, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, IN. She was a resident at Golden Living Center – Fountainview Place in Mishawaka, IN. Rita was born on June 11, 1927 in South Bend, IN to Stanley and Albina (Kruszynski) Radecki, who both preceded her in death. Rita was a lifelong area resident. As Rita T. Radecki, she married...
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Beverly Jane Waumans

October 10, 1931 - January 16, 2016

Beverly Jane Waumans, 84, of South Bend, passed away on Saturday January 16, 2016, at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. She was born on October 10, 1931, in Eerie, PA, to the late Donald and Lena Miller. She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Jerry) Loczi of Tucson, AZ; her son, Michael (Judy) Waumans, Sr. of Niles, MI; three grandchildren, Lee Elledge of South Bend, Lora Elledge-Cano of Lake...
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Irving C. "Willie" Wilhelm Jr.

August 26, 1927 - January 16, 2016

Irving C. "Willie" Wilhelm, 88, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016, at Hamilton Grove in New Carlisle, Indiana. Willie was born on August 26, 1927 in LaPorte, Indiana to the late Irving and Grace Wilhelm. Willie married Wanda Flatt on June 15, 1957 in New Carlisle, Indiana. She preceded him in death on March 7, 2011. Willie is survived by his daughter, Susan (Homer)...
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Janet L. Overman

October 11, 1962 - January 15, 2016

Janet L. Overman (Zielinski), 53, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on January 15, 2016. Janet was born to the late Frank and Joyce Zielinski. Janet is survived by her husband Brad Overman of Pooler Georgia, one sister Julie Crick (Stephen) of South Bend, Indiana and one brother Thomas Zielinski (Kimberly) of South Bend, Indiana. Janet had a passion for art, especially designing furniture. She...
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Ray C. Hullinger, Jr.

March 24, 1924 - January 15, 2016

Ray C. Hullinger, Jr., 91, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at his home on January 15, 2016. Ray was born on March 24, 1924 to the late Ray Sr. and Inez Hullinger. On February 21, 1948, he married Doris. K Platts, who preceded him in death on September 20, 2000. He was also preceded in death by one brother William Hullinger. Ray is survived by his daughter, Heather D. Long (Don) of South Bend,...
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James Edward Rhoton, Jr.

September 15, 1954 - January 15, 2016

James Edward Rhoton, Jr., of South Bend, passed away on Friday January 15, 2016, at Briarcliff Nursing Home, South Bend. He was born on September 15, 1954, in South Bend. On March 19, 1988, in Detroit, MI, he married Ann Sosnoski, who survives. Also surviving are his daughters, Carri (Armando) Quimby of Mishawaka, IN and Stephanie (Robert) Ames of Byron Center, MI; his sons, Jeremy (Kristin)...
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Michael Wishing

June 12, 1952 - January 14, 2016

Michael J. Wishing of South Bend passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at the South Bend Center for Hospice Care surrounded by his family. He was born on June 12, 1952, in South Bend. Surviving Michael is his longtime companion in life, Lynn Daniels. Also surviving is his sister, Kathy (Kevin) Reasor of South Bend. Michael is survived by his niece, Lindsay (Aaron) Reasor, nephews, Kyle ...
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Thomas A. Hinz

May 13, 1991 - January 12, 2016

Thomas A. Hinz, 24, of South Bend, passed away Tuesday January 12, 2016, in his home. He was born on May 13, 1991, in South Bend to Carmen (O'Brien) Hinz and the late Thomas J. Hinz. He is survived by his mother; a brother, Mitchell Hinz; his maternal grandmother, Ruth O'Brien, all of South Bend; his Godparents, Dave and Jodie Montana and their children, Paige, Brooke and Connor Montana. Tommy...
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John B. "Johnny" Hall

December 20, 1936 - January 11, 2016

John B. "Johnny" Hall, 79, of New Carlisle, IN, passed away at 6:47 p.m. Monday January 11, 2016 at Hospice House in South Bend, following a brief illness. He was born on December 20, 1936 to the late Butler and Ruth (Schreve) Hall in St. Louis, MO, and has lived in New Carlisle, IN since 1986, coming from Michigan. Along with his parents; he was preceded in death by a son, Brian Hall; two...
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Bernard F. Bauer

January 16, 1924 - January 6, 2016

Bernard F. Bauer, 91, of South Bend, passed away on Wednesday January 6, 2016, at his home in South Bend, Indiana. He was born on January 16, 1924, in Monterey, IN, to the late Fred and LaPearl (Keller) Bauer. On December 29, 1945 he married Mary M. Decker who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one sister Rose Lou Strang. Bernard is survived by his daughters , Pam (Walt)...
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Virginia M. Bland

July 20, 1924 - January 5, 2016

Virginia M. Bland, 91, of South Bend, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at 09:05 p.m. at Sanctuary of Holy Cross, South Bend. She was born on July 20, 1924, in South Bend, to the late Stanley, Sr. and Bertha Kruszewski. She met her husband at Ball Band. On February 7, 1948 she married James R. Bland, Sr., who preceded her in death on February 16, 1995...
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Charley Hetterson

January 4, 2016

Charley Hetterson lived a wonderful life. He was a husband, father, son, brother, "papa", cousin, friend, and gentleman. He was gracious and kind, served his country with honor and made a difference to the lives of many. He was quick with smart comments and jokes that would put a smile on your face. He loved to fish, read the newspaper, and watch the political talk shows. He was old school wise,...
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Carmine T. Buonaiuto

December 20, 1943 - December 30, 2015

Carmine T. Buonaiuto, 72, of South Bend, IN passed away on December 30, 2015 in his home. He was born on December 20, 1943 to the late Carmine and Lillian (Luongo) Buonaiuto in Brooklyn, New York, and has lived in South Bend since 1966. Along with his parents; Carmine was preceded in death by his sister, Marion Hunter. Carmine retired in 2009 from the University of Notre Dame, where he was...
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Bernice C. Niezgodski

June 29, 1930 - December 29, 2015

Bernice C. Niezgodski, 85, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 1:10 p.m., Tuesday, December 29, 2015 in the Sanctuary at St. Paul's. Bernice was born on June 29, 1930 in South Bend to Michael and Agnes (Olszewski) Manijak, and was a lifelong resident. She retired in 1992 from Automated Molded Plastics Company, where she was employed for 17 years. On June 19, 1954, in St. Adalbert Church, she...
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Sister Jane Ann Rochford, C.S.C.

May 27, 1920 - December 27, 2015

A woman who never mothered children of her own, Sister Jane Ann Rochford spent most of her 73 years as a Sister of the Holy Cross teaching little ones or attending to the birth of countless children of others. Sister first taught in elementary schools in Chicago and Elkhart but eventually became a competent Registered Nurse in OB/GYN units and Maternity Supervisor. She served in Indiana hospitals...
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Edwin M. Jurgonski

April 4, 1923 - December 22, 2015

Edwin M. Jurgonski, 92, of South Bend, IN (who resided at Miller's Merry Manor in New Carlisle, IN for the last 3 years) passed away at 8:27 p.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN. He was born on April 4, 1923 to the late Joseph and Theresa (Ogorkiewicz) Jurgonski in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong area resident. Along with his parents; he was preceded in...
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Alfred "John" Zubler

April 16, 1926 - December 22, 2015

Alfred Zubler, age 89, soft spoken, gentle, and most kind person, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Elkhart Hospice House. Preceding him at death were his parents, John and Dessie (Turnbull) Zubler, sister-in-law, Cecelia Zubler, brother-n-law, Ray Leliaert, and niece, Mary Leliaert, Radar. Alfred was born April 16, 1926. He attended St. Joseph elementary and John Adams High schools. Alfred...
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Aline Mary Garner

November 30, 1926 - December 21, 2015

Aline Mary Garner, 89, of South Bend Indiana, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2015. Aline was born on November 30, 1926 to Lawrence and Netty Bernas in South Bend, Indiana. On October 9, 1953 Aline married Roy "Bud" Garner, who preceded her in death on November 1, 2001. In her younger years Aline worked many jobs; as a nanny for the Levy and Fischground families, held a number of different...
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Eugenia A. Nowicki

November 20, 1912 - December 20, 2015

Eugenia "Gina" A. Nowicki, 103, of South Bend, IN, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015, in the Sanctuary at St. Paul's. Eugenia was born on November 20, 1912, in South Bend, to Valentine and Maryanna (Graf) Pajakowski. She retired in 1977 from the City of South Bend Police Department where she worked in the Records Department. She had previously been employed with Wilson Brothers. On September...
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Lorraine E. Lekarczyk

August 24, 1934 - December 20, 2015

Lorraine E. Lekarczyk, 81, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 4:05 p.m., Sunday, December 20, 2015, in Healthwin Specialized Care Facility. Lorraine was born on August 24, 1934 in South Bend to Anthony and Henrietta (Slisz) Novinich, and was a lifelong resident. She had been employed for 30 years as a Billing/Receiving Clerk with South Bend Freight Lines. On September 17, 1955, in St....
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Richard L. Duvall

July 6, 1940 - December 18, 2015

Richard L. Duvall, 75, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 12:55 a.m., Friday, December 18, 2015 in his home. Richard was born on July 6, 1940 in Ozark, Missouri to Maurice and Marjorie (Bellinger) Duvall. He had lived in South Bend since 1984, coming from Villa Park, Illinois. Richard retired from Rockwell Window Company. He had also been employed with the Oliver Corporation. On February...
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Rev. Lawrence "Larry" Albert LeVasseur, C.S.C.

December 7, 1924 - December 16, 2015

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Rev. Lawrence (Larry) Albert LeVasseur, CSC, 91, died on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at Holy Cross House. He was born on Dec. 7, 1924, in New Orleans, to Albert A. and Edna (Ramos) LeVasseur. He graduated from Holy Cross High School in 1941. He entered Holy Cross Seminary at the University of Notre Dame in 1941 and was received into the Congregation on Aug. 15, 1942. Fr....
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Sister Mary Romanus Smith, C.S.C.

May 25, 1915 - December 14, 2015

NOTRE DAME - "A good name is more precious than great riches," (Proverbs 22). Sister Mary Romanus had a strong name, the wealth of over 100 years of life, and the esteem of her religious order, the Sisters of the Holy Cross. She will be remembered as a solid teacher and administrator in Catholic schools in California, Utah, and Idaho and missed at Saint Agnes Center for Women, Fresno, California....
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Rita D. (Miller) Gerencher

January 22, 1951 - December 13, 2015

Rita (Miller) Gerencher January 22, 1951 - December 13, 2015. Rita graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1969 and went on to attend Purdue University where she graduated in 1974 with a B. A. in teaching. She returned to her almamater, St Joseph High School, where she taught Health and Physical Education. She realized medicine was her true calling, so she enrolled in the Memorial...
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Frank F. Banicki

September 30, 1939 - December 13, 2015

Frank F. Banicki, age 76, was born in South Bend, Indiana on September 30, 1939 to Margaret Wieczorek-Puzynski and Frank L. Banicki. He passed away on Sunday December 13, 2015 in South Bend surrounded by his family after a long battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Frank married Janis M. Mezykowski on Friday May 13, 1960 in Saint Mark's Roman Catholic Church in Niles, Michigan. She survives. He is...
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John J. Peczkowski

March 18, 1927 - December 12, 2015

John Joseph Peczkowski, 88, of South Bend, passed away Saturday December 12, 2015 at 5:40 PM surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 18, 1927, in South Bend, to the late John A. and Bertha (Bukowski) Peczkowski, and was a lifelong area resident. On April 22, 1950 he married Betty J. Lagocki, who preceded him in death on May 3, 2006, after 56 years of marriage. John graduated from...
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James R. Beck

December 6, 1922 - December 9, 2015


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Doris L. Kaizer

July 21, 1933 - December 9, 2015

Doris L. Kaizer, 82, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. Doris was born on July 21, 1933 in South Bend, Indiana to Phillip and Ruth Dahl(Bower). In 1981, she married Daniel J. Kaizer, who preceded her in death on November 1, 2013. She retired from Sobieski Bank, where she served as a manager. Survivors include her daughter, Marcia Williams of South Bend, Indiana;...
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Marian M Kleine

February 17, 1929 - December 8, 2015

New Carlisle - Marian Kleine, 86, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 around 3 pm est at Hamilton Grove, New Carlisle, IN. She was caringly attended by Hospice, and surrounded by her loving and familiar Hamilton caregivers, many whom she had known for years. Born in Michigan, Marian was the middle child of Johnny and Hanna Luella (Seward) Machel, who both preceded her in...
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John F. Campbell

October 11, 1938 - December 7, 2015

John F. Campbell, 77, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 8:52 a.m., Monday, December 7, 2015 in Memorial Hospital. John was born on October 11, 1938 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. He had lived in South Bend the last ten years. John retired in 1998 from FedEx, where he was employed as a pilot. Survivors include two daughters, Shannon Campbell of Scottsdale, Arizona and Erin (Keith) Dunkerley of...
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Elva C. Bautista

October 12, 1944 - December 7, 2015

Elva C. Bautista, 71, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Monday, December 7, 2015. Elva was born on October 12, 1944 in Weslaco, Texas to Salvador and Ofelia (Garcia) Cantu. Elva had lived in South Bend since 1971. She retired from A.M. General, where she had been employed for 30 years. Survivors include her husband, Armando Bautista, Sr.; three daughters, Maria Elva Vega of Weslaco, Texas,...
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Casimir T. "Spike" Nowicki

November 28, 1922 - December 6, 2015

Casimir T. "Spike" Nowicki, 93, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 4:00 a.m. Sunday December 6, 2015 at Hospice House in South Bend, IN. Casimir was born on November 28, 1922 to the late William and Lottie (Kaminski) Nowicki in South Bend, IN and has lived in South Bend most of his life, except for living in Edwardsburg, MI from 1972 – 2005. Along with his parents; he was preceded in death by...
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Maxine M. Seals

February 2, 1922 - December 6, 2015

Maxine Seals, 93, passed away at 8:10AM on December 6, 2015 at Miller's Merry Manor in New Carlisle. Maxine was born in Illinois on February 2, 1922 to the late Grace and John Ahlen. She married Gene Seals in Illinois on May 31, 1948 and they resided in South Bend since 1951. Maxine was employed at Sears. She was in Eastern Star and she sang with the Sweet Adelines. She was an excellent...
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Esta Mae Lies

December 6, 1920 - December 4, 2015

Esta Mae Lies, 94, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 8:51 p.m. Friday, December 4, 2015 (just two days shy of her 95th birthday) at Briarcliff Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in South Bend, IN. Esta Mae was born on December 6, 1920 to the late Russell and Ines (Albert) Lichtenbarger in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong resident. Along with her parents; she was preceded in death by her...
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Kathryn L. Prymak

September 3, 1922 - December 2, 2015

Kathryn L. Prymak was born to Lena and Anthony Maloney in Kent, Pennsylvania on September 3, 1922. Kathryn died on December 2, 2015 at Prestonwood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Plano, Texas. She married Nick Prymak of Kent, PA on April 23, 1946. She is preceded in death by her husband of 45 years Nick, brothers Anthony and Joseph, and sisters Grace, Lucy, Mary, and Margaret. She is...
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Dorothea W. Burgess

November 19, 1919 - December 2, 2015

Dorothea W. Burgess, 96, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at The Sanctuary at Holy Cross, South Bend. Dorothea was born on November 9, 1919 in Hebron, Indiana to the late Sterling A. Wilson and Frieda M. Wilson (Lueck). She was also close with her stepmother, Eleanor Wilson, who raised her from the age of 7. She was employed as an Administrative Assistant and retired in 1995 after...
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Sister Josephine Marie, C.S.C. (Josephine Victoria Mariano)

June 6, 1920 - December 2, 2015

Sister Josephine Marie was a Sister of the Holy Cross for over 77 years having lived a life of service to God and God's people. Sister was a woman who helped others joyfully, whether high school students in Salt Lake City, Boise, Southern California, and Washington D.C. or elders at Madonna Manor in Salinas, California and her sisters at Saint Mary's Convent. She is remembered for her warmth and...
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Roger L. Jones

December 5, 1949 - November 29, 2015

Roger L. Jones, 65, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2015, at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, with his wife, Cathy, by his side. He courageously fought like a warrior, with his faith as his armor, a multitude of health issues over the course of 20 years. On Sunday, his merciful Heavenly Father took him Home. He was born on December 5, 1949, in Sheffield, AL, to the late George and Annie...
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