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Stella C. Flowers

May 11, 1920 - May 29, 2016

Stella C. Flowers passed away on Sunday May 29, 2016 at 5:45 A.M at the Morning Side Nursing Home. She was born on May 11, 1920, to the late Joseph and Maryanna Bentkowski in South Bend. On September 7, 1940 she married Casimer W. Flowers in St. Casimer Catholic Church. Casimer preceded her in death on January 2, 1988. Stella is survived by one son Jim M. (Georgette) Flowers of South Bend. She is...
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Rafael (Ralph) Gallegos

May 20, 1956 - May 28, 2016


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Rosemary L. Bellegante

July 28, 1944 - May 23, 2016

Rosemary L. Bellegante, 71, of New Carlisle, IN, passed away surrounded by her loving family, at 10:55 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2016 in her home, following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born on July 28, 1944 to the late Willard and Florence (Eckhart) Strope in Chicago, IL, and has lived at Hudson Lake in New Carlisle, IN since 1976. Along with her parents; she was preceded in death by three...
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Barbara Lynne Demeulenaere

September 8, 1963 - May 22, 2016

Barbara Lynne Demeulenaere, 52, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 8:45 p.m. Sunday, May 22, 2016, in her home. Barbara was born on September 8, 1963 in South Bend to Clay and Sandy (Earley) Akemon. Barbara was a graduate of Washington High School and Southwestern Michigan College. She had been employed as a computer programmer. On January 7, 2000, in South Bend, she married Israel A....
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Anna Marie Brant

August 28, 1927 - May 21, 2016

Anna Marie Brant, 88, of South Bend, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016 in Sanctuary at St. Paul's. She was born on August 28, 1927, in St. Joseph, MI, to the late Orcie and Barbara (Rybarcyzk) Brant. Anna is survived by her sister, Dorothy "Deedee" (Gary) Bates of Grand Rapids, MI; two brothers, David (Judy) Brant of Ann Arbor, MI and Robert (Marilee) Brant of Dowagiac, MI; three nieces,...
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Walter J. West

January 15, 1943 - May 17, 2016

Walter J. West, 73, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 10:54 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, IN, following a battle with cancer. He was born on January 15, 1943 in South Bend, IN to Stanley and Estelle (Stanek) West "previously known as Wesolowski", and was a lifelong South Bend resident. Along with his father, Stanley (Wesolowski) West; he was also...
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Bryon L. Carlson

September 10, 1962 - May 15, 2016

Bryon L. Carlson, 53, of Osceola, IN, passed away on Sunday May 15, 2016 at Hospice House, South Bend. He was born on September 10, 1962 to the late Richard and Carolyn (Lootens) Carlson. On August 28, 1992 he married Renee Rajski, who survives. Also surviving are his daughters, Sydney Carlson of Osceola and Kristina Carlson of South Bend; two grandchildren, Chase and Sophia; his sister, Rhonda...
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Stanley Lester Farmann

August 29, 1931 - May 13, 2016

Stanley Lester Farmann passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016 at Wellbrook of South Bend. Stanley was born in Raymond, Washington on August 29, 1931 to Lars and Rena Farmann. Stan grew up in Port Angeles, Washington where the mountains meet the sea and in the "rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains." Mountaineering, hiking, camping, bird watching, fishing, tennis and golf became Stan...
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Darwin "Mike" Stonestreet

October 8, 1923 - May 12, 2016

Darwin "Mike" Stonestreet passed peacefully on May 12, 2016. He was born October 8, 1923 in Butler, Indiana. He is survived by his son, Michael (Paula) Stonestreet of Edwardsburg, Michigan and his daugther Michele Ray of Wadsworth, Ohio. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Mike was married to Virginia Stonestreet for 52 years until her death on March 3,...
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Willard G. Yergler, M.D.

October 19, 1942 - May 12, 2016

Willard G. Yergler, MD, born on October 19, 1942 to Willard J. and Dolores (Whitcomb) Yergler, left to start his eternal life after a courageous fight with renal cell (kidney) cancer on May 12, 2016. He went to Hanna High school, Purdue University, and IU Medical School and Residency. Willard is survived by his wife, Pattie (Doncaster) Yergler (BS in Education and associates in nursing), and 7...
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Klara R. Wozniak

September 29, 1951 - May 12, 2016

Klara R. Wozniak, 64, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Klara was born on September 29, 1951 to the late Joseph and Agnes (Szalai) Ferkis. On May 3, 1975, she married Robert F. Wozniak, who survives. Along with her husband, Klara is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Wozniak of New Carlisle; her son, Michael Wozniak of New Carlisle;...
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Clift P. Bergemann

June 13, 1947 - May 11, 2016

Clift P. Bergemann, 68, of South Bend, passed away on Wednesday May 11, 2016 at his home. He was born on June 13, 1947, in St. Louis, MO, to the late Russell and Anita (Groth) Bergemann. On February 15, 1975 he married Pamela Marciniak who survives. Along with his loving wife, he is survived by his son, Gregory C. Bergemann. Mr. Bergeman retired in 2012 and was a United States Vietnam Veteran...
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Rev. Maurice E. Amen, C.S.C.

October 19, 1934 - May 10, 2016

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Rev. Maurice Eugene Amen, C.S.C., 81, died at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Ind., on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. He was born on Oct. 19, 1934, to Everett E. and Ida Marie (Walker) Amen in Scottsbluff, Neb. Fr. Amen attended Roosevelt, Lincoln and Longfellow elementary schools in Scottsbluff and graduated from Scottsbluff High School in May 1952. He was received into the...
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Theresa B. Howard

April 30, 1927 - May 10, 2016

Theresa B. Howard, 89, of South Bend, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at Healthwin Specialized Care Facility. She was born on April 30, 1927, in South Bend, to the late Ladislaus "Lottie" and Stella (Duszynski) Wegner. On June 20, 1956, in St. Casimir Catholic Church, as Theresa B. Wegner, she married Timothy E. Howard, who preceded her in death on April 26, 2012. Also preceding her in...
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Sophie J. Nichols

July 15, 1921 - May 9, 2016

Sophie J. Nichols of Niles, Michigan, formerly of South Bend, Indiana, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016. Sophie was born in Cranden, Wisconsin to the late Stanley and Mary Walentowski on July 15, 1921. On October 12, 1946, Sophie married William H. Nichols, Jr., who preceded her in death on June 30, 1992. Sophie is survived by one son, William H. (Mary) Nichols III of Niles, Michigan; six...
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Donna L. Fisher

December 7, 1923 - May 9, 2016

Donna Lawless Fisher, 92, of Granger, IN, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, IN. Donna was born at the family farm in Chatsworth, Illinois on December 7, 1923. Her grandparents and great-grandparents emigrated to the U.S. during the Great Famine in Ireland. Donna's parents, John and Agnes had six children: Eileen, Bill, Jack, Donna,...
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Kathleen A. Agostino

May 4, 1940 - May 7, 2016

Kathleen A. Agostino, 76, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN, following an illness. She was born on May 4, 1940 to the late Thaddeus and Cecilia (Brzezinski) Urbanski in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong resident. Along with her parents; Kathleen was preceded in death by her brother, Thaddeus Urbanski. Kathleen retired in...
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Bernadine V. "Bernie" Nowicki

May 28, 1927 - May 5, 2016

Bernadine V. "Bernie" Nowicki, 88, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 9:50 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2016 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, IN. Bernadine was born on May 28, 1927 to the late Leo and Veronica (Tafelski) Golubski in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong resident. Along with her parents; she was preceded in death by her sister, Virginia Jankowski. Bernadine retired...
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Margaret T. "Marge" Nelson

August 30, 1927 - May 5, 2016

Margaret T. "Marge" Nelson, 88, of South Bend, passed away on Thursday May 5, 2016 at Brookdale Nursing Home, South Bend. She was born on August 30, 1927, in South Bend, to the late Frank and Mary (Nagy) Sulok and was a lifelong area resident. On May 3, 1952 she married Richard R. Nelson, who preceded her in death on April 26, 2015. She was also preceded in death by her son, Brian Nelson in 2001;...
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Cecilia M. Klosowski

January 20, 1932 - May 4, 2016

Cecilia M. (Strominski) Klosowski, 84, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Healthwin Specialized Care. Cecilia was born to the late Leo and Mary (Micinski) Walkowiak on January 20, 1932. On August 12, 1989, Cecilia married Anthony Klosowski, who survives. Along with her loving husband, Cecilia is survived by one granddaughter, Jessica (Strominski) Larivee of LaCrosse,...
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Sandra E. Weaver

January 17, 1944 - April 30, 2016

Sandra E. Weaver, 72, of South Bend, passed away on Saturday in her home. She was born on January 17, 1944, in Granger, IN to the late Earl and Hannah Barrett. Survivors include her husband, Thomas R. Weaver; two sons, Tim Weaver of Mishawaka, IN and Todd Weaver of Orlando, FL; three sisters, Iva Suski of Granger, Anna Beason of WA and Lou Nixon of Lakeville, IN; and by a brother, George Barrett...
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Richard Joseph Andrews

June 19, 1963 - April 29, 2016

Richard Joseph Andrews of Jasper, Alabama, formerly of South Bend, Indiana passed away on April 29, 2016 in his home. He was born on June 19, 1963 to Gale and Patty Andrews. Along with his mother, Richard is also survived by one daughter, Kimberly (Tim) Connors of South Bend, Indiana; and one son, Douglas Andrews of Niles, Michigan. Richard also is survived by one sister, Sarah (Tom) Kincaid of...
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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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