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Gretchen H. Cornelis

May 11, 1976 - September 28, 2016

Gretchen H. Cornelis, 40, of Granger, passed away on Wednesday September 28, 2016, in her home. She was born on May 11, 1976, in South Bend, to Jim and Gwen (Hilliard) Sexton. On October 28, 1995 she married Jon Cornelis, who survives. Also surviving are her children, Kaitlynn, Jeremiah and Christian; her parents, Jim (Laurie) Sexton and Gwen (Charles) Ullery; her father-in-law and mother-in-law,...
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Michael Shayne Snyder

June 24, 1986 - September 27, 2016


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Claire Anne (Van Horn) Arpasi

August 6, 1974 - September 25, 2016

Claire was born on August 6, 1974, in Niles, Michigan. She attended First Assembly Christian School and graduated from Niles High School and Bethel College. She married David Joseph Arpasi III on November 5, 2002 in Cancun, Mexico. She worked for 1st Source Bank, United Airlines and Liberty Mutual Insurance since graduating from Bethel College. Claire was an avid reader and an accomplished...
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Thaddeus J. "Ted" Strychalski

January 16, 1918 - September 25, 2016

Thaddeus J. "Ted" Strychalski, 98, of South Bend, passed away on September 25, 2016 at Healthwin Specialized Care Facility, South Bend. He was born on January 16, 1918, in South Bend, to the late Julian J. and Theresa (Grzegorek) Strychalski. On September 27, 1947 he married Patricia "Pat" Sroda. He is survived by his daughter, Bonnie Moore of South Bend, his son, Kenneth (Karen) Strychalski of...
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Rev. Rudolph V. Carchidi, C.S.C.

June 30, 1927 - September 24, 2016

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Rev. Rudolph V. Carchidi, C.S.C., 89, died at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Ind. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. He was born on June 30, 1927 in Newark, New Jersey, to Dominic and Teresina (Verano) Carchidi, who immigrated from Southern Italy, the region of Calabria. The 14th of 15 children, Fr. Carchidi attended public high school during World War II, then entered Our Lady of...
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Patricia Ann Neuklis

July 27, 1941 - September 23, 2016

Patricia Ann Neuklis, 75, of South Bend, IN, passed away September 23, 2016 at Dujarie House in Holy Cross Village, Notre Dame, IN. Pat was born to William and Alice (Good) DiBui in Tamaqua, PA, and has lived in South Bend for 46 years. On October 31, 1964, she married Joseph C. Neuklis at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Tamaqua, PA. Survivors include her husband of 52 years; son, Joseph F....
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Brother Louis F. Hurcik, C.S.C.

July 8, 1933 - September 23, 2016

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Br. Louis F. Hurcik, C.S.C., 83, died at Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, IN on Friday, September 23, 2016. Br. Louis was born in Chicago, Ill., on July 8, 1933, to Anthony and Mary (Hartwig) Hurcik. He attended St. Vitus Grade School and St. Ignatius High School, graduating in June of 1950. The next September, he entered the candidate program for Brothers of Holy Cross...
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Kenneth L. Kaufman

February 23, 1923 - September 18, 2016

Father. Friend. Philosopher. Ken Kaufman was all those and more, including a proud member of the United States Marine Corps. Ken left this world on September 17 to join his beloved wife, Colletta, who passed away just two months earlier. He leaves behind a wealth of people who felt blessed to know him and have him in their lives. Born to Henry and Gertrude Kaufman in Rolling Prairie on...
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Sister M. Joan Elizabeth, C.S.C. (Joan Elizabeth Johnson)

September 18, 2016

Sister Joan Elizabeth's sudden death was a shock to her sisters at Saint Mary's. She was recently sidelined by a fall and recovering well. Otherwise, she was always in motion and resilient. She had 31 years of experience in Catholic elementary and secondary education as a teacher, principal, and curriculum coordinator in Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan. In between she was a regional coordinator...
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Barbara A. Fleece

July 6, 1933 - September 16, 2016

Barbara Ann Fleece went home to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on September 16, 2016 while at the Center for Hospice Care, Elkhart, Indiana. She was born to Fern and Marian Arnold in Hillsdale, Michigan, on July 6, 1933. She was the oldest of six children. Surviving are her brothers and sisters; Sally Wingert, Gary Arnold, Susie Everett, Betty Campbell and Harry Arnold. She...
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Sister M. Agnes Anne, C.S.C. (Lillian Cecilia Roberts)

August 23, 1927 - September 16, 2016

Sister Agnes Anne completed 70 years as a Sister of the Holy Cross on the morning of September 16 after two major community feasts and then was called to sit at heaven's banquet. Sister provided both the meal and the environment for wellness and healing as a director of dietetic services locally at Saint Mary's Convent and at Catholic hospitals in Columbus, Ohio; Cairo, Illinois; and Silver...
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Irene M. Kardasen

December 15, 1927 - September 16, 2016

Irene M. Kardasen, 88, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 8:25 a.m., Friday, September 16, 2016 in The Milton Home. Irene was born on December 15, 1927 in Clifton, New Jersey to George and Mary (Seventko) Kardasen. She retired in 1985 from Memorial Hospital. Irene had been employed as a Nursing Instructor. She worked at Jersey City Medical Center from 1949-1950; Michael Reese Hospital,...
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Mary Ann Roberts

November 22, 1932 - September 13, 2016

Mary Ann Roberts, 83, of South Bend, IN, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. She was born on November 22, 1932 to the late Walter and Viola (Mtkouska) Jaszczak in Buffalo, NY. Mary Ann is survived by her children, Christine Roberts and Clarece Detlaff; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Private burial will take place at a later date. Kaniewski Funeral Home, South Bend, IN...
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Florence A. Demske

February 24, 1913 - September 11, 2016

Florence A. Demske, 103, of Rossville, IN, passed away at 11:30 p.m., Sunday, September 11, 2016 in Milner Community Retirement Center. Florence had also resided in South Bend. She had been a resident at the Sanctuary at St. Paul's. Florence moved to Rossville to live near her daughter. She was born on February 24, 1913 in South Bend, IN to Waldyslaw and Anatasia (Sosnoski) Wrobleski. On...
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Eugene N. Chlebowski

November 27, 1937 - September 8, 2016

Eugene N. Chlebowski, 78, passed away on Thursday September 8, 2016 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. He was born on November 27, 1938, in South Bend, to the late Norbert and Alice (Smigielski) Chlebowski. On May 7, 1960 he married Stella Slaby, who survives. Also surviving are his three sons, Scott (Traci) of South Bend, Kevin (Rusti) of North Liberty and Paul of South Bend; six grandchildren,...
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Sister M. Marcia (Eulalia Charlotte Britton), C.S.C.

July 1, 1925 - September 5, 2016

NOTRE DAME - As a Sister of the Holy Cross for 70 years, Sister Marcia served 40 years in elementary and secondary education as an accomplished teacher of mathematics in Catholic schools in Washington, D.C.; Maryland; Virginia; Ohio; Massachusetts; New York; and New Jersey. Throughout her life she also maintained excellence as a bookkeeper, accountant, and treasurer, continuing to do so even...
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Lorraine B. Davis

October 10, 1920 - September 5, 2016

Lorraine B. Davis, 95 of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away on Monday, September 5, 2016 in Hamilton Grove. Lorraine was born on October 10, 1920 in Cook County, Illinois to Joseph P. and Rebecca Albertine (Grenier) Samson. She had been employed as a Pharmacy Tech at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois for 20 years. Lorraine was a resident of the Sanctuary at St. Paul's in South...
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Julia A. (Lupresto) Kempf

September 7, 1924 - September 4, 2016

Julia A. Kempf passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2016, while residing at the Quinn Memory Unit at Holy Cross Village in Notre Dame, IN. She was born in South Bend, Indiana on September 7, 1924 to Pasquale and Josephine (Iemma) Lupresto who preceded her in death. She received the Sacrament of Baptism in St. Joseph Church, South Bend on January 18, 1925. She attended school at St. Joseph...
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Richard L. Hamman

April 6, 1948 - September 4, 2016

Richard L. Hamman, 68, of South Bend, Indiana passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016 in his home. Richard was born on April 6, 1948 in Warsaw, Indiana to Richard A. and Letha F. (Walters) Hamman. He retired from the New Prairie School System, where he was employed as a teacher. Richard was a 1st grade teacher for eighteen years. He taught at Olive Township and Prairie View Schools. After retiring...
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Frank McDonald

December 13, 1941 - September 3, 2016

Francis "Frank" McDonald, Jr. passed away on September 3, 2016 in Massachusetts. He was born on December 13, 1941, raised in Michigan and Paris, educated at the University of Notre Dame, the University of Chicago and Oxford University. He was a renaissance man. He served as the Executive Administer of Anguilla during the late 60's when it was transitioning from English rule to independence and...
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Rev. J. Robert Rioux, C.S.C.

June 19, 1924 - September 2, 2016

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Rev. J. Robert Rioux, C.S.C., 92, died at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Ind. on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. He was born on June 19, 1924, to John (Jean) Philias and Elmire Jean (Joly) Rioux in New Bedford, Mass. He received the Sacraments and attended grammar school at St. Joseph Parish in New Bedford. After graduating from New Bedford Vocational School, he entered the United...
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Delphine M. Glaser

May 13, 1928 - August 30, 2016

Delphine M. Glaser passed away at 9:50 A.M. on the 30th of August 2016 after a brief stay at The Sanctuary at Holy Cross. "Del" was only 88. She was born in South Bend on Mothers Day to Michael and Tekla "Tillie" (Tobolski) Jerzakowski. Both parents preceded her in death along with brothers Edmund and Bernard and her sister Clementine. Del is survived by her husband, Gerald (Jerry) Z....
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Patricia Szostakowski

October 18, 1932 - August 28, 2016

Patricia Szostakowski, 83, of South Bend, passed away on Sunday August 28, 2016 in her home. She was born on October 18, 1932, in South Bend, to the late Herbert and Bernice (Kurek) Enders and was a lifelong area resident. On August 9, 1969 she married Walter Szostakowski, Jr, who preceded her in death on August 22, 2015. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Carol King in June 2016....
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Joseph A. Kozakiewicz, Jr.

November 28, 1935 - August 28, 2016

Joseph A. Kozakiewicz, Jr., 80, of South Bend, passed away on Sunday August 28, 2016, at Sanctuary at Holy Cross. He was born on November 28, 1935, in South Bend, to the late Joseph A. Sr. and Mary (Tomaszewski) Kozakiewicz. On February 1, 1958 he married Jacqueline Tobolski, who survives. Also surviving Joe are his three sons, Joseph M. of South Bend, Jeffrey A. of Cincinnati, OH and James A. ...
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Mark Q. Lichnerowicz

October 29, 1954 - August 26, 2016

Mark Q. "Licky" Lichnerowicz was born October 29, 1954 to John "Jack" and Margaret (Snider) Lichnerowicz in South Bend, Indiana. While on yet another adventure with his best friend, Mike Wharton, Mark passed away in Cheyenne, Wyoming on August 26, 2016. 42 years earlier, on August 17, 1974, Mark married his soulmate, Susan "Susie" (Allriedge) and together their journey began. Along with his wife,...
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Angeline "Angie" R. Popiolek

November 3, 1916 - August 26, 2016

Angeline "Angie" R. Popiolek, 99, of South Bend, passed away on Friday August 26, 2016 at Hospice House, South Bend. She was born on November 3, 1916, in South Bend, to the late Alexander and Stella (Schoen) Popiolek. She worked as a shipping clerk for the O"Brien Corporation for 40 years, before retiring in December 1980. She is survived by her three nieces, Bernadette Alwine of Ft. Wayne, IN,...
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James Henry Flood

September 19, 1922 - August 25, 2016

Our dad, James Henry Flood, was born 93 years ago in Logansport, IN to Florence Eva Dorthea Blessing Flood and James Wilson Flood. The majority of his early life was spent in Mishawaka, IN. He was no stranger to hard work. From an early age he spent his summers working on the family farm (Blessing Farm) in Michigan City, IN. He also worked with his parents at their restaurant, the Two by Four,...
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Victor Prem Paul

July 21, 2016 - August 24, 2016

Victor Prem Paul, 33 days old, of South Bend, IN, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. He was born on July 21, 2016 to Kunal Paul and Delilah Pittsley at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, IN. Victor is survived by his parents, Kunal Paul and Delilah Pittsley of South Bend, IN; maternal grandparents, Lorenzo (Jean) Pittsley of Jasper, MO; Maria...
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Linda S. Bass

May 18, 1951 - August 24, 2016

Linda S. Bass, 65, of Mishawaka, Indiana passed away at 6:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 24, 2016 in her home with her sisters by her side. Linda was born on May 18, 1951 in South Bend to William Robert and Dove Doris (Schall) Bass. She was a lifelong resident of the Michiana area. Linda graduated from South Bend Central High School in 1969. She received a B.A. Degree in Arts & Sciences from...
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Elinor Gilloon

September 26, 1920 - August 20, 2016

Elinor Gilloon, 95, formerly of Dubuque, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 24 at Church of the Nativity. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Elinor was born on September 26, 1920 in Elma, Iowa, daughter of Judge Frank D. and Mae J. ...
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Rev. Marvin R. O'Connell

July 9, 1930 - August 19, 2016

Rev. Marvin R. O'Connell, professor emeritus of history at the University of Notre Dame, died early Friday morning at Dujarie House in Holy Cross Village. He was 86. Born July 9, 1930, Fr. O'Connell was the only child of Richard and Anna Mae (Kelly) O'Connell. A native of St. Paul, Father O'Connell studied at the St. Paul Seminary of the University of St Thomas, earning a master's degree in...
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Jeffery B. Staszewski

December 13, 1961 - August 19, 2016

Jeffery B. Staszewski, 54, passed away on Friday August 19, 2016 at Elkhart Hospice. He was born on December 13, 1961, to the late Irvin and Nancy (Paczkowski) Staszewski. Survivors include daughters, Haley Staszewski of South Bend and Sabrina McBee of OH; four grandchildren; a sister, Debbie (Paul) Swartz of South Bend; and two brothers, Noel (Jayme) Staszewski of MI and Randy (Margie)...
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Alfreda J. Baranowski

February 15, 1921 - August 17, 2016

Alfreda J. Baranowski, 95, passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the Sanctuary of Holy Cross. Born February 15, 1921 in South Bend where she was a lifelong resident. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter in 1999, a son, Paul in 2008, and five sisters. Survivors include her daughter, Mary (William) Fisher of Granger, grandson Gregory Fisher of Elkhart, granddaughter, Kelly (Justin)...
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Susan T. Feirrell

October 28, 1947 - August 15, 2016

Susan T. (Michiels) Feirrell Oct. 28, 1947 - August 15, 2016, On August 15, 2016, Susan T. Feirrell, age 68, passed away from natural causes while vacationing with family in the Pacific Northwest. Susan (Sue) was born in Chicago, IL to Miriam (Steggert) Michiels and Leonard Michiels Sr., who have preceded her in death. Susan's brother Leonard Michiels Jr. also preceded her in death in 2015. Sue...
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Mary Jo (Joey) Douglas

March 14, 1945 - August 15, 2016

Mary Jodell "Joey" Douglas 71 of Mishawaka has fought the good fight, she has finished the race and she has kept the faith and in store for her now is the crown of righteousness which her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ presented to her on Monday, August 15th at 12:52pm. After battling cancer for the past 15 months, she left the land of the dying to join those in the land of the living. A...
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Celeste M Kopczynski

January 16, 1954 - August 13, 2016

Celeste M. (Czajkowski) Kopczynski, 62, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on August 13, 2016. Per her wishes cremation has taken place. A private committal service will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery on a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to The Center for Hospice Care. To leave online condolences please visit www.kaniewski.com
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Karen Marie Berdowski

March 3, 1955 - August 12, 2016

Karen Marie Berdowski (nee Cullen), age 61, of Chicago Trail Village in New Carlisle Indiana, passed away on Friday August 12, 2016. Karen was born March 3, 1955 to Thomas and Geraldine (Waleryszak) Cullen in Chicago, Illinois. Beloved mother of 5 children , Jason (Becky) Berdowski of Grant Park, IL, Andrea Berdowski of LaPorte, IN, Neil (Brianna) Berdowski of Broadway, NC, Michael Berdowski...
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Gloria V. Rzepnicki

April 25, 1926 - August 7, 2016

Gloria Vivian Rzepnicki, 90, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2016. She was born on April 25, 1926, to the late John and Anna (Odynski) Smigielski. On April 17, 1948, she married A. John Rzepnicki, who preceded her in death on June 22, 2005. Gloria is survived by her daughter, Deborah (John) Bishop of South Bend; her son, Michael (Lisa) Rzepnicki of Granger ; six...
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Douglas Alton Adams

January 8, 1939 - August 5, 2016

Douglas Alton Adams, 77, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away at 2:40 p.m., Friday, August 5, 2016 in Hospice House. Douglas was born on January 8, 1939 in Three Rivers, Michigan to Harold Leroy and Ila Mae (Decker) Adams. He grew up in Colon, Michigan and graduated from Colon High School in 1957. He was a 1962 Graduate of Michigan State University and received his Master's Degree from Central...
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Emery J. Barany

August 22, 1928 - August 5, 2016

Emery J. Barany, 87, of Elkhart, Indiana was taken home by loving angels on Friday evening, August 5, 2016 in Hospice House, Elkhart, Indiana, surrounded by his loving family. Emery was born on August 22, 1928 in South Bend to the late Andrew and Anne (Abraham) Barany. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1946. He went on to serve his country in the United States Navy from 1951 –...
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Robert J. Mackin

February 18, 1925 - August 5, 2016

Robert J. Mackin, 91, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 12:30 a.m., Friday, August 5, 2016 in the Sanctuary at St. Paul's. Robert was born on February 18, 1925 in LaPorte, Indiana to John L. and Ann M. (Rose) Mackin. He retired from the Bendix Corporation, where he was employed for 37 years as a Supervisor of Production Material Control. On August 20, 1949 he married Elizabeth Kaszas, who...
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Florence E. Gromski

April 17, 1920 - August 4, 2016

Florence E. Gromski, 96, of South Bend, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2016, at Hospice House, South Bend. She was born on April 17, 1920, to the late Carl and Lillian (Demczewski) Krol. On January 17, 1941, as Florence E. Krol, she married Henry S. Gromski, who preceded her in death on February 8, 2006. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Caroline Berendt, a brother, Joseph Krol and...
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James (Jim) L. Fox

February 22, 1931 - August 3, 2016

Our beloved and cherished father and "Papa," James (Jim) L. Fox, 85, of South Bend, IN, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 in his home, following a brief illness. James was born on February 22, 1931 to the late James W. and Elizabeth R. (Withers) Fox in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong resident. Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Jack Fox. Jim was a...
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Brother John J. Platte, C.S.C.

March 12, 1929 - August 3, 2016

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Br. John J. Platte, C.S.C., 87, died at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Ind. on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Br. John was born in St. Charles, Mo., on March 12, 1929 to Lawrence and Mayme M. (Steinmeyer) Platte. He attended St. Peter grade school in St. Charles and then St. Peter High School for one year before transferring to Chaminade College Prep in St. Louis. After a year...
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Charles E. "Chuck" Klein

November 7, 1938 - August 2, 2016

Charles E. "Chuck" Klein, 77, of South Bend, IN, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, IN, following a brief illness. Chuck was born on November 7, 1938 to the late Clarence J. and Helen L. (Glesmer) Klein in Mishawaka, IN, and was a lifelong area resident. Along with his parents; he was also preceded in death by a sister, Karen (Klein) Eckstein...
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Edythe G. Rakowski

December 22, 1929 - August 2, 2016

Edythe G. Rakowski, 86, of South Bend, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. She was born on December 22, 1929, to the late Phillip and Anna (McCarthy) Smith and was a lifelong area resident. On August 2, 1948, as Edythe Smith, she married David Rakowski, who preceded her in death on May 29, 1989. Also preceding her in death were her son, Greg Rakowski; a grandson, Tyler Rakowski; three sisters...
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Frances E. Becker

February 14, 1927 - July 22, 2016

Frances E. Becker, 89, of South Bend, IN passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016 in Hamilton Grove, New Carlisle, IN. She was born on February 14, 1927 in Cromwell, IN to the late Virgil and Anna (Priest) Kistler. On April 17, 1948, she married the love of her life, Thomas M. Becker, who preceded her in death on March 17, 2013. Frances is survived by three sons, James (Judy) Becker of South Bend,...
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Randall (Randy) D. Sabaj

December 26, 1956 - July 21, 2016

Randall (Randy) D. Sabaj, 59, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at his home on July 21, 2016. Randy was born on December 26, 1956, in South Bend to the late Peter and Gertrude (Barczykowski) Sabaj. On May 25, 1974, he married Cheryl L. Piszker, who survives. Randy is also survived by two daughters, Tracy M. Sabaj of South Bend and Cassie L. Sabaj of South Bend; five grandchildren, Anthony Sabaj,...
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M Irene Cour

March 1, 1929 - July 20, 2016

M Irene Cour, 87, of Notre Dame, IN, passed away at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in her home. She was born on March 1, 1929 to the late Ralph A. and Margaret A. (Herron) Keneaster in Springfield, IL, and has lived in Notre Dame, IN since 1992. Irene retired in June of 1992, from American Type Culture Collection in Rockville, MD, after 25 years as a Microbiologist. On December...
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JoAnn M. Hoover

May 7, 1926 - July 19, 2016

JoAnn Marie Hoover, 90, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2016. A lifelong resident of South Bend, JoAnn was born May 7, 1926, the daughter of Ralph and Inez (Hecht) Hoover. JoAnn graduated from Central High School in 1944 and worked at Bendix part time while in high school. She went on to gain full employment with Bendix, where she worked as an Office Supervisor, retiring from Bendix after 38...
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Gayle Doolittle

December 22, 1944 - July 18, 2016


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Colletta Hellen G. Kaufman

July 21, 1928 - July 16, 2016

COLLETTA H. KAUFMAN July 21, 1928 – July 16, 2016 The Lord called home someone truly special with the passing of Colletta Kaufman. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Colletta lived a full life because she was full of life. Kind and generous to a fault, she spread warmth and joy to all those in her presence and in her life, and she will be greatly missed by her family and...
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Nancy D. Alerding

April 4, 1933 - July 16, 2016

Nancy D. Alerding, 83, of South Bend, IN, passed away on July 16, 2016 in her residence. Nancy was born on April 4, 1933 in Indianapolis, IN, to Harry and Josephine (Lord) Byfield. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Pat DesJean, Mary Murphy, Martha Feldhake, Sue Martin; and a brother, Louis Byfield. Mrs. Alerding was a stay at home mom and devoted wife of 49 years. On...
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Eunice M. Ciula

October 18, 1922 - July 15, 2016

Eunice M. Ciula, 93, of South Bend, passed away on Friday July 15, 2016 at Hamilton Grove, New Carlisle. She was born on October 18, 1922, in Milwaukee, WI, to the late Emil and Katherine (Gleissner) Backus. On June 12, 1948, as Eunice Backus, she married John T. Ciula, who preceded her in death on September 16, 1975. She was also preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers. Eunice is...
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Forest L. Headley

June 25, 1936 - July 14, 2016

Forest L. Headley, 80, of New Carlisle, IN was called home on Thursday July 14, 2016 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. He was born on June 25, 1936, in New Carlisle, to the late Estes and Erma (Bowker) Headley and was a lifelong area resident. Forest was an honorable man who spent his years farming, racing cars, and semi truck driving. He had a passion for tractors, reading, and giving back to...
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Miriam L. Dailey

October 31, 1925 - July 12, 2016

Miriam L. Dailey, 90, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in Hamilton Communities. She was born on October 31, 1925, to the late David and Mildred (Coblentz) Landis. On November 10, 1943, Miriam married the love of her life, Paul Dailey, who survives. She is also survived by three daughters, Cheryl (Henry) Stolle of Salem, IL, Kathryn (Michael) Troyer-Clugston of South...
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Stacy June Fristoe

October 14, 1975 - July 11, 2016

Stacy June Fristoe, 40, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 9:47 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN. She was born on October 14, 1975 to Jan Davenport in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong resident. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, June Davenport; and her grandfather, William Davenport. Stacy graduated in 1995 from LaSalle High School in South Bend, IN...
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William J. Guilfoile

November 5, 1931 - July 9, 2016

William J. Guilfoile passed away peacefully at Dujarie House, Quinn Memory Center, Notre Dame, Indiana on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the age of 84. Bill was predeceased by his mother and father, Leota A. nee Siewert and Walter William Guilfoile. He is survived by his wife Loretta and four children, a daughter Ann and her husband Michael Brown of Atlanta, Georgia; three sons, Peter and his wife...
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Sister Jeanette Lester, C.S.C.

July 9, 2016

When Jeanette Lester entered the Sisters of the Holy Cross in 1967 at 49 years old she already had a career in the civil service, working for the federal government as a personnel administrator in Toledo, Ohio. A year later, she completed University of Toledo doctoral degree in higher education and business administration. She remarked that her life prior to the convent was socially active, but...
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Gloria E. Schmidt

March 24, 1934 - July 9, 2016

Gloria E. Schmidt, 82, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 12:20 a.m., Saturday, July 9, 2016 in Hospice House. Gloria was born on March 24, 1934 in Walkerton, Indiana to Wade and Ellen Isabelle (Clark) Stevenson. On September 22, 1951 in Los Angeles, California she married William T. Schmidt, who preceded her in death on June 19, 1994. She was also preceded in death by her grandson Joseph...
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Rose M. Kaufman

October 16, 1923 - July 8, 2016

Rose M. Kaufman, 92, of Hudson Lake, Indiana passed away at 4:15 a.m., Friday, July 8, 2016 in Miller's Merry Manor, Wakarusa, Indiana, where she had resided for the last 5 ½ years. Rose was born on October 16, 1923 in Chatham, Ontario, Canada and had live in Hudson Lake for 57 years. She is survived by her children, Robert C. Gerhardt of New Carlisle, Indiana, Carol A. "Kay" Keller of South...
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Leona H. Jordanek

February 20, 1921 - July 7, 2016

Leona H. Jordanek, 95, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 5:05 p.m., Thursday, July 7, 2016 in her home. Leona was born on February 20, 1921 in South Bend to John and Bertha (Bukowski) Peczkowski. She retired in 1984 from Sobenite, where she was employed as a Press Operator. On November 25, 1954, in St. Stanislaus Church, she married Thaddeus "Ted" Jordanek, who preceded her in death on...
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Sally S. Freel

June 5, 1925 - July 5, 2016

Sally S. Freel, 91, of South Bend, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016 in her home. Sally was born on June 5, 1925 in South Bend, to the late Stephen and Mary Ann (Zielinski) Buszkiewicz. On November 29, 1952, she married Lamar R. Freel, who preceded her in death on September 15, 2011. Sally is survived by two daughters, Diane (Paul) Parlin and Joanne (Randy) Szymanowski both of South Bend; two...
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Ronald G. Whelan, C.S.C.

October 17, 1932 - July 4, 2016

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Br. Ronald G. Whelan, C.S.C., 83, died at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Ind. on Monday, July 4, 2016. To watch a live broadcast of Br. Whelan's Funeral Mass on Monday, July 11, please visit: http://ntrda.me/1igf2ME Brother Ronald G. Whelan, C.S.C., was born on October 17, 1932 in Ottawa, Canada to Henry and Theresa Whelan. When he was two years old the family moved to...
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Rev. William G. Condon, C.S.C.

June 30, 1934 - July 3, 2016

Rev. William G. Condon, C.S.C., 82, died at Our Lady of Fatima House, Notre Dame, Ind. on Sunday, July 3, 2016. Visitation will be from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Monday (July 11, 2016) at the Chapel of Mary, Stonehill College, Easton, MA with a Wake Service at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (July 12, 2016) at the Chapel of Mary, Stonehill College, Easton, MA. Burial will...
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Constance H. "Connie" Bartoszewicz

November 9, 1946 - July 1, 2016

Constance H. "Connie" Bartoszewicz, 69, of New Carlisle, IN, passed away at 6:35 p.m. Friday July 1, 2016 in Memorial Hospital, South Bend. Connie was born on November 9, 1946 to the late Thaddeus and Helen (Graczyk) Ciszewski in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong area resident. Along with her parents; she was also preceded in death by her brother, Robert Ciszewski; and her beloved dog,...
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Sergey Ivanovich Voropayev

February 24, 1946 - June 30, 2016


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Charles Borromeo (Jerome) Beck, C.S.C.

October 23, 1922 - June 29, 2016

Brother Charles Borromeo (Jerome) Beck, C.S.C., age 93, died on June 29th, 2016 at Dujarie House, in Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame, IN. He was born in Newport, Kentucky, the son of Dennis and Florence Beck. He attended St. Francis de Sales Elementary School and Newport Catholic High School, graduating in 1940. He began working at Carlisle-Finch Company, a searchlight manufacturer but felt...
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Rev. Joseph F. Geniesse, C.S.C.

September 30, 1930 - June 28, 2016

Rev. Joseph Francis Geniesse, C.S.C., 85, died at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Ind. on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. He was born on Sept. 30, 1930, to Levi A. and Chloe (Wells) Geniesse in Green Bay, Wis. Fr. Geniesse attended St. John the Evangelist Grade School and graduated from Central Catholic High School run by the Norbertine Fathers. He was received into the Congregation of Holy Cross on Aug...
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Naomi J. Elliott

June 7, 1934 - June 27, 2016

Naomi J. Elliott, 82, of Cardinal Nursing Home, formerly of Hamilton Communities, New Carlisle, passed away on Monday In Cardinal. She was born on June 7, 1934, in Gary, IN, to the late Henry Albert and Zada Jane (Furr) Howell. On June 10, 1956, in Fowler, IN, she married Robert W. Elliott, who preceded her in death on May 11, 1992. She is survived by her 3 nephews, Tom (Christina) Felix of...
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Walter William "Sweet Bill" Middleton III

September 2, 1957 - June 24, 2016

Walter William "Sweet Bill" Middleton III passed away on Friday, June 24, 2016 unexpectedly at his home. He was born September 2, 1957 to the late Walter and Gladys Middleton of South Bend, Indiana. Along with his parents, Bill was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Ann Robison. On February 21, 1995, Bill married the love of his life and true soul mate, Cheri Gasaway, who survives. ...
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Clyde W. Wheeler

June 19, 1947 - June 23, 2016

South Bend – Clyde W. Wheeler, 69, of Elkhart, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016. Clyde, was born June 19th, 1947, in Bozeman, Montana to Edwin L. and Lois N. Wheeler. On May 9th 2003, he married Lynn Law (Wheeler), who survives. Also surviving are two sons and a daughter, Troy Wheeler and his wife Kim of Austin, Texas, Melissa Wheeler of Meridian, Idaho and Jeff Wheeler and his...
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Lawrence A. "Skip" Parmley

August 12, 1933 - June 23, 2016

Lawrence A. "Skip" Parmley, 82, of New Carlisle, Indiana, passed away at 7:33 a.m. Thursday, June 23, 2016 in Memorial Hospital. Skip was born on August 12, 1933 in South Bend, Indiana to the late Lorin and Eliza (Ullery) Parmley. On September 9, 1995, Skip married Rose Anne Faltynski, who survives. Skip is survived by one daughter Beth (Ed) Johnson of Nashville, Tennesse; one son Larry ...
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Richard A. "Dick" Nemeth

July 27, 1949 - June 21, 2016

Richard A. "Dick" Nemeth, 66, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in his home. Dick was born on July 27, 1949 in South Bend to Richard V. and Dorothy (Jozwiak) Nemeth. In 2000, he married Debbie Hayes, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Kim (Sean) Klimczak of New York, New York and Kelly (Marty) Wright of South Bend, Indiana; four step-sons, Scott (Sarah)...
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Sister Anna Louise Neuland, C.S.C.

July 28, 1930 - June 21, 2016

Anna Louise Neuland was born in Washington, D.C., and ministered many years in the District, Maryland and Virginia, after entering the Sisters of the Holy Cross in 1948. She was known as "Sister Richard Marie" when she was a teacher or principal in Catholic elementary schools for over 20 years in the East and in Texas. In the late 1960s, she returned to her baptismal name. Sister Anna served...
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Debra K. Nagy

October 10, 1955 - June 20, 2016

Debra K. Nagy, 60, of South Bend, passed away on Monday June 20, 2016 at Hospice House, South Bend. She was born on October 10, 1955, in South Bend, to the late Harold and Marlene (Bronski) Knefely and was a lifelong area resident. On September 2, 1978, as Debra K. Knefely, she married Thomas J. Nagy, who survives. Along with her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Katie (Jesse) Clinton of...
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Jay W. Doncaster

November 13, 1930 - June 20, 2016

Jay W. Doncaster, 85 years old, born on November 13, 1930 passed away on June 20, 2016 of natural causes. Jay grew up in Elkhart, IN and lived in Edwardsburg, MI for over 50 years. He was married to Beverly "Louise" Reese on November 13, 1954. She preceded him in death on February 25, 2003. He was also preceded in death by his son-in-law Dr. Willard G. Yergler; 2 sisters Ann Mast of Elkhart, IN,...
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Norma F. Krol

April 15, 1926 - June 20, 2016

Norma F. Krol, 90, of North Liberty, Indiana passed away on June 20, 2016 in her home. Norma was born on April 15, 1926 in South Bend, Indiana to the late Chalmer and Lucy (Galazkiewicz) Walker. On April 19, 1947 she married Joseph L. Krol who preceded her in death on March 1, 1996. She was also preceded in death by one son Dennis R. Krol; one sister Rosemary Wikman; and one brother John Walker....
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Sister M. Ignatius (Margaret Christina Schumacher) C.S.C.

June 5, 1914 - June 18, 2016

"Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruits with colored flowers and herbs." Pope Francis began his encyclical On Care for Our Common Home with these words. Sister Mary Ignatius lived this prayer of praise for 85 years as a Sister of the Holy Cross and 102 years as a daughter of Wisconsin farmers. She taught for over...
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Frank E. Krakowski

August 20, 1938 - June 13, 2016

Frank E. Krakowski, 77, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Monday, June 13, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Frank was born on August 20, 1938 in South Bend to the late Frank and Margaret (Heyde) Krakowski. On November 23, 1974 (just twelve weeks after meeting on a blind date), he married the love of his life, Mary Beth Mosher, who survives. He is also survived by his two daughters,...
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Barbara R. Bikowski

May 7, 1939 - June 11, 2016

Barbara R. Bikowski, 77, of South Bend, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Cardinal Nursing Home, South Bend. She was born on May 7, 1939, in South Bend, to the late Frank and Helen (Lodyga) Bikowski and was a lifelong area resident. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Roseann Lemert and a brother, John Bikowski. Barbara is survived by her nieces; Terri (Brian Rudlaff) Lemert, Sara...
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Joseph William Schmidt

October 28, 1989 - June 8, 2016

Joseph William Schmidt, 26, of Mishawaka, passed away on Wednesday June 8, 2016 at Hospice House, South Bend. He was born on October 28, 1989 in South Bend and was a lifelong area resident. He is survived by his parents; Krista (Mel) Cranmer of South Bend and Lee (Debbie) Schmidt of Mishawaka; a sister, Melanie Schmidt of South Bend; a step-sister, Rachelle Mitchell of Mishawaka; a step-brother,...
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Marilyn LaVonne Griffith

October 9, 1946 - June 7, 2016

SOUTH BEND – Marilyn L. (Kaley) Griffith, 69, passed away on June 7, 2016, peacefully at home surround by family. Marilyn was born on October 9, 1946 in Rochester, IN to the late Harold LaVon and Margaret Eileen (Bryant) Kaley. On November 7, 1971 in Lydick, IN, as Marilyn Scanlan, she married Wendell H. Griffith. Marilyn is survived by her husband Wendell and children all from South Bend:...
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Harry "Bear" Tolmen

October 21, 1938 - June 7, 2016

Harry D. Tolmen, 77, of New Carlisle, IN, passed away on Tuesday, June 7th. He was born on October 21st, 1938, in his home in New Carlisle, IN to the late William Charles and Gladys (Carr) Tolmen. He graduated from New Carlisle High School in 1957. He was an excellent athlete and played football, basketball, baseball and ran track. Harry's high school football coach Bill Lynch encouraged him to...
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Mary Alene Fink

April 27, 1933 - June 6, 2016

Mary Alene Fink, 83, of Mishawaka passed away on Monday, June 6, 2016 in Tanglewood Trace Assisted Living. She was born on April 27, 1933 in Buchanan, Michigan, to the late Carl and Mary (Weaver) Ferris. She is preceded in death by her seven brothers and one sister. On February 12, 1955, she married Ernest E. Fink, who preceded her in death on December 29, 2013. Mary is survived by her two...
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Kaylor T. Keck

December 21, 1983 - June 5, 2016

Kaylor T. Keck, 32, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 8:11 a.m., Sunday June 5, 2016 in his home. Kaylor was born on December 21, 1983 in South Bend to Robert and Cathy "Katie" (Stickler) Keck. On September 25, 2015, in South Bend, he married the love of his life and best friend, Cara C. Verner, who survives. Kaylor is also survived by his father, Robert Keck; brother, Koby Keck;...
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Kenneth J. Ruppert

November 6, 1930 - June 5, 2016

Kenneth J. Ruppert, 85, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Hospice House in South Bend, IN. He was born on November 6, 1930 to the late Peter, Sr. and Margaret (Grogan) Ruppert in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong area resident. Along with his parents; he was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Zimmer; and his brother, Peter "Pete" Ruppert, Jr. Kenneth...
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Jeanne Cronin Rodes

August 2, 1927 - June 3, 2016

Jeanne Cronin Rodes, 88, of South Bend, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 2 at the Hospice House in Elkhart. Mrs. Rodes was born on August 2, 1927 in Watertown, Mass. to John W. Cronin and Emma (McKenna) Cronin. She attended Watertown High School and Brown University, where she graduated magna cum laude with an A.B. in French language and literature in 1949. She was awarded the Louisa Green...
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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 Morningside 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. Casimir 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...
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Adam N. Campbell

November 6, 1989 - May 28, 2016

Adam N. Campbell, 26, of Bremen, passed away on Saturday May 28, 2016 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. He was born on November 6, 1989, in Kenton, OH. He graduated from John Glenn high school class of 2008. Adam worked as a AT & T Installer and Salesman. He is survived by his mother, Doreen (Jeff Ward) Centifanto of Iowa and his father, Ricky L. (Ginny) Campbell of Goshen, IN; his three sisters,...
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Rafael (Ralph) Gallegos

May 20, 1956 - May 28, 2016

Rafael (Ralph) Gallegos of South Bend, Indiana, passed away at Memorial Hospital on May 28, 2016. Ralph was born on May 20, 1956, in South Bend, to the late Viviano and Jovita Gallegos. On September 23, 2000, Ralph married Sherrie (Brock) Gallegos, who survives. Ralph is survived by two daughters, Breanna Gallegos of Mishawaka, Melia Gallegos of South Bend; and one son, Jacques (Jennifer)...
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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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Mark A. Zamiatowski

December 12, 1966 - May 13, 2016

Mark Anthony Zamiatowski, 49, of Tallahassee, FL (formerly of South Bend) passed away unexpectedly on May 13, 2016. Services were held on Thursday May 26, 2016 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Tallahassee. He lived in Tallahassee since 2004 previously living in Italy with a Religious Community (Oasis of Peace). He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Good Shepherd Catholic Church...
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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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