Our Obituaries

Sister Theresa Jane (Sister M. Bertilde) Bellner, C.S.C.

August 4, 1924 - April 15, 2014

Sister Theresa Jane, a Sister of the Holy Cross for 69 years, was born in Toledo, OH and died in peace at Saint Mary's Convent at the age of 89. Sister taught for 27 years in elementary schools in Virginia, Ohio and Texas. Following her teaching career, she returned to school and worked in Home Health Care for six years in Texas. Reception of the body and wake service on Wednesday, April 23,...
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Barbara Ann Peacock

June 2, 1922 - April 14, 2014

Barbara Ann Peacock, 91, of South Bend, passed away on Monday April 14, 2014, in Memorial Hospital, South Bend. She was born on June 2, 1922, in Michigan City, IN, to the late John W. and Justine A. (Timm) Wetzel. Barbara graduated from Niles High School in 1940. On October 4, 1947 in Niles, MI, as Barbara Ann Wetzel, she married Lyle E. Peacock, who preceded her in death on December 20,...
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Arthur C. Podemski

February 28, 1930 - April 13, 2014

South Bend - Arthur C. Podemski, 84, of South Bend, passed away on Sunday April 13, 2014, in Healthwin Specialized Care Facility, South Bend. He was born on February 28, 1930, in South Bend, to the late Andrew P. and Madeline B. (Micinski) Podemski and was a lifelong area resident. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Jerome Podemski in 2003; and by two aunts, Virginia Micinski and...
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John Keiser

April 5, 1931 - April 11, 2014

John A. Keiser, 83, of South Bend, passed away too soon after living a full and content life on Friday April 11, 2014, in Memorial Hospital, South Bend. He was born on April 5, 1931, in Wolcott, IN, to the late Othar and Adah (Haycraft) Keiser. On August 26, 1960 he married Charlotte Mangin who preceded him in death on March 13, 2007. Along with his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a...
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Gaeney Ryan Pellow

September 26, 1921 - April 11, 2014

South Bend - Gaeney Ryan Pellow passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Sanctuary at Holy Cross. Gaeney was born on September 26, 1921, in Iron Mountain, Michigan to the late Michael Joseph Ryan, Sr. and Mary Nolan Ryan. Her family moved to Ishpeming, MI soon after where Gaeney attended St. John's Grade School, The Ishpeming High School...
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Nancy J. Healy

August 6, 1926 - April 9, 2014

Nancy J. Healy, 87, of South Bend, Indiana, passed away at 1:40 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Memorial Hospital. Nancy was born on August 6, 1926 in Jacksonville, Florida to Virgil and Meerolin (Hill) Watt. She had lived in South Bend for over fifty years. On July 17, 1954, in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Indianapolis, Indiana, she married Robert James Healy, who preceded her in death. ...
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Dr. James William Frick

August 5, 1924 - April 9, 2014

James W. Frick, former vice president for public relations, alumni affairs and development at the University of Notre Dame, died Wednesday (April 9) at his home in Naples, Fla. He was 89. Born Aug. 5, 1924, in New Bern, N.C., Frick, the third of five children in a family beset by the Great Depression, was raised and educated through high school in a Catholic orphanage. He served in the U.S. Navy...
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Dermot L. Meyer

August 7, 1924 - April 9, 2014

New Carlisle - Dermot Meyer, 89, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Miller's Merry Manor in New Carlisle, Indiana. Derm was born on August 7, 1924 in Mill Creek, Indiana, to the late Leslie and Edna (McKesson) Meyer. He was a lifelong area resident. On March 3, 1950, in New Carlisle, he married the former Jennie Blendeman, who preceded him in death on July 18, 2009. Derm is survived by...
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Josephine Skarbek

September 8, 1907 - April 9, 2014

Josephine Skarbek, 106, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in West Bend Nursing and Rehabilitation. Josephine was born on September 8, 1907 in Tyczyn, Poland to Wincentego and Katarzyna (Dudek) Jamroz. She was widowed at a young age and raised her children alone and was instrumental in their success. She was a wonderful Mother and Busia and very proud of...
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James M. Plencner

August 4, 1941 - April 7, 2014

James M. Plencner, 72, of South Bend, passed away on April 7, 2014, in Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka. He was born on August 4, 1941, in South Bend, to the late Casimer and Eleanor (Lemanski) Plencner. On May 7, 1966 he married Helen Shibovitch, who survives. Along with his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Lisa Plencner (Michael Malesa) and his son, Doug Plencner, both of...
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Calvin Jacob Watkins

February 8, 1990 - April 5, 2014

Calvin Jacob Watkins, 24, of New Carlisle passed away Saturday April 5, 2014, in New Carlisle. He was born on February 8, 1990, in LaPorte, to Mark Watkins and Lynn Chapman. He is survived by his parents, Mark J. (Theresa) Watkins and Lynn "Dede" Chapman; his sister and best friend, Joanna Singh; and by his maternal grandparents, Jerry and Betty Chapman, all of New Carlisle. He was preceded in...
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Helen C. Haymes

July 1, 1941 - April 5, 2014

Helen C. Haymes, 72, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 11:50 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 in Hospice House. Helen was born on July 1, 1941 in Owensboro, Kentucky to Frank Bertke, Jr. and Helen (Long) Bertke. She had lived in South Bend since 1969. Helen had been employed as a secretary with Chuck and Sons Plumbing. On November 30, 1968, in Kentucky, she married Danny E. Haymes, who...
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Clyde "Fred" Frederick Robinson

December 18, 1929 - April 5, 2014

Clyde "Fred" Frederick Robinson, 84 of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014. Fred was born on December 18, 1929 in Bloomington, Indiana to Leland Clyde and Dolly (Weddle) Robinson. Clyde was a 1948 graduate of Bloomington High School, Bloomington, Indiana. He was a 1959 graduate of Purdue University majoring in Agriculture. Fred was a Master Sergeant in the United States...
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Madelyn M. Larkin

August 21, 1921 - March 30, 2014

Madelyn M. Larkin, 92, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 11:14 a.m., Sunday, March 30, 2014 in Hamilton Communities. Madelyn was born on August 21, 1921 in South Bend to Earnest and Hazel (Higbee) Deardorff, and was a lifelong resident. She retired on September 1, 2010 as the Bar Manager at the Maennerchor Club in South Bend. On December 20, 1941 she married Samuel R. Larkin, who preceded...
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Brother Richard Joseph Keller, C.S.C.

March 11, 1941 - March 29, 2014

Brother Richard Joseph Keller, C.S.C., age 73, died on March 29, 2014 at Gilmour Academy, in Gates Mills, Ohio. He was born in Shelby, Ohio on March 11, 1941, the 10th of 12 children of Steven and Martha (Brown) Keller. He attended Sacred Heart Elementary School and graduated from Shelby High School in 1960. He worked for General Motors as a successful tool and die maker for more than three years...
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Daniel "Danny" Ferry III

July 28, 1954 - March 25, 2014

Daniel "Danny" Ferry III, 59, of South Bend, IN passed away at home and returned to the Lord on March 25, 2014. Beloved son of Daniel J. Ferry Jr. of New Carlisle, Indiana and the late Doris "Dorry" (Robertson) Ferry. Devoted brother to Mike (Annie) Ferry of South Bend, Joan (Keith) VerVaet of Peninsula, Ohio, Patrick (Julie) Ferry of Temperance, Michigan. Loving Uncle to Michael &...
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Evelyn P. Pinter

November 4, 1916 - March 25, 2014

South Bend, IN Evelyn P. Pinter (November 4, 1916 – March 25, 2014) Evelyn P. Pinter passed away at the age of 97, on Tuesday March 25, 2014. Evelyn was born to the late Frank and Stanislawa Staszewski on November 4, 1916. She was employed with the University of Notre Dame for 17 years. In 1938, she married Stanley Grochowalski, who passed away on January 15, 1966. Together they had a...
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Issa Grace O'Brien

June 7, 2013 - March 24, 2014

Issa Grace O'Brien, 9 months old, of South Bend, IN, passed away in the loving arms of her family, on Monday, March 24, 2014, after living for nine months with Trisomy 18. She was born on June 7, 2013 to Sean and Felicia (Johnson) O'Brien in South Bend, IN. Issa is survived by her parents, Sean and Felicia O'Brien of South Bend, IN; maternal grandparents, Perry and Helen Johnson of...
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Dorothy J. Ghyselinck

November 11, 1930 - March 22, 2014

Edwardsburg, MI - Dorothy J. Ghyselinck, 83, of Edwardsburg, MI, beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away in her home on Saturday March 22, 2014. She was born on November 11, 1930, in South Bend, to the late Adam and Teresa (Grott) Smorin. On November 25, 1950, she married Robert R. Ghyselinck, who preceded her in death on March 28, 1998. She was also preceded in death by her sister...
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Ann G. (Derda) Janiszewski

June 3, 1913 - March 20, 2014

South Bend - Ann G. (Derda) Janiszewski, 100, of South Bend, passed away on Thursday March 20, 2014, in Healthwin Specialized Care Facility. She was born June 3, 1913, in South Bend, to the late Adam W. and Mary (Kaminski) Derda. On July 21, 1941, she married Benny J. Janiszewski, who preceded her in death October 25, 1985. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, including Adam Derda,...
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Robert H. DeLater

July 20, 1928 - March 16, 2014

Robert H. DeLater, 85, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 1:47 p.m., Sunday, March 16, 2014 at The Hearth at Juday Creek. Robert was born on July 20, 1928 in South Bend to Henry and Jenny (Wlodarski) DeLater and was a lifelong resident. He retired in 1990 from RACO where he was employed for 35 years. On November 11, 1966 he married Eleanor Cichowicz, who preceded him in death on September...
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Maria M. (Mary) Nowicki

October 5, 1920 - March 15, 2014

Maria M. (Mary) Nowicki, 93 of South Bend, Indiana passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014. She was born October 5, 1920 to Wicenty & Mary Anna (Kucharski) Jeziorski. Mary was employed with Hillview Bakery as a decorator, Briteway as a sales clerk, South Bend Community Schools in the cafeteria, and owned & operated Four Seasons Tours for over 30 years. On December 28, 1946 in St. Casimir...
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Adella Helen Reese

March 5, 1930 - March 14, 2014

Adella Helen (Stedry) Reese, 84 of South Bend, Indiana passed away Friday, March 14, 2014. She was born March 5, 1930, in Broken Bow, Nebraska to Vincent and Millie (Klapka) Stedry. Adella had been employed with the State of Indiana and private construction companies. Surviving are her children, Leita A. (Dan) Tallman of Maricopa, Arizona, Amy L. Reese of Fargo, North Dakota, Eric ...
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Genevieve R. "Gene" Kucharski

October 7, 1921 - March 10, 2014

Genevieve R. "Gene" Kucharski, 92, of South Bend, IN, passed away peacefully at Healthwin Specialized Care Facility at 12:35 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014. She had suffered from declining health in recent years. She was born on October 7, 1921 to the late Anthony and Lottie (Celichowski) Strozewski in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong area resident. Along with her parents; one brother, Frank...
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Dorothy M. Nawrot

December 10, 1925 - March 10, 2014

South Bend - Dorothy M. Nawrot, 88, of South Bend, passed away peacefully on Monday March 10, 2014, in her home, after being comforted by family members. She was born on December 10, 1925, in South Bend on Poland Street, to the late Nicholas and Antoinette Krojniewski and was a lifelong resident. On April 23, 1949 she married Daniel Nawrot, who preceded her in death in 1982. She was the...
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Diana Claire Meeks

March 28, 1961 - March 9, 2014

Diana Claire (Beke) Meeks, age 52, passed away on March 9th, 2014 at the Kobacker House. She was born March 28, 1961 in South Bend, IN, daughter of Roger and Esther (Simonis) Beke. She met her husband, Michael, in 1984 in her hometown of South Bend, Indiana, where they wed in 1988. Diana and Michael raised their children, Marie, Claire, and Joseph in Columbus, Ohio. Diana valued education,...
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Casimir J. "Casey" Jedd

December 31, 1921 - March 5, 2014

Casimir J. "Casey" Jedd, 92, of South Bend, IN, passed away on Wednesday March 5, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN. Casey was born to Joseph and Caroline in Chicago, IL on New Year's Eve in 1921. What a bundle! He was educated in Chicago Catholic Schools and graduated in 1941- enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Force immediately after high school. Casey served with the military in...
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Patricia Ann Mitchell

December 14, 1929 - March 5, 2014

Patricia Ann Mitchell, 84 of New Carlisle, Indiana passed Wednesday, March 5, 2014. She was born December 14, 1929 in Sumnerville, Michigan to Fred & Hazel Spitler. Patricia & her husband John were Dairy Farmer for 60 years. She was employed with the LaPorte County Auditor's office in the 1970's and WireCraft in the 1960's. On November 6, 1949, Patricia married John Mitchell who survives....
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Thomas John Hill

November 22, 1942 - March 5, 2014

Thomas John Hill, 71, of South Bend passed away on Wednesday March 5, 2014, in his home. He was born on November 22, 1942, in South Bend, to the late Leroy Dowd Hill and Elva May (Madson) and was a lifelong area resident. Thomas is survived by his wife, Angie (Righter) Hill; two daughters, Lori (Nick) Russo and Michele (Chad) Nagy, both of South Bend; sisters, Gail Huys and Joan (John) Davis and...
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Modest (Monty) R. Holston

April 27, 1934 - March 4, 2014

Modest (Monty) R. Holston, 79, of Niles, MI (formerly of South Bend, IN and Plymouth, IN) passed away at 10:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in his home, with loving family members at his side. He was born on April 27, 1934 to the late Ralph and Helen (Smous) Holston in Argos, IN, and has lived in Niles, MI for the past 10 years. Prior to that, he lived in South Bend for 25 years. Along with...
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Francis G. Connors

September 22, 1920 - March 4, 2014

South Bend - Francis G. Connors, 93, of South Bend, passed away on Tuesday March 4, 2014, in Hamilton Communities, New Carlisle. He was born on September 22, 1920, in South Bend, to the late Frank S. and Margaret (Wisneski) Connors. In 1941 he married Virginia Powers, who preceded him in death in 1990. He married Betty Devenport in 1993 and she passed away in 2000. He was also preceded in death...
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Ronald J. Rogers, Sr.

November 27, 1942 - March 3, 2014

Ronald J. Rogers, Sr., 71 of Mishawaka, IN passed away Monday March 3, 2014. He was born November 27, 1942 in South Bend, IN to John F. and Arloa (Hutton) Rogers. Ronald retired from Bayer after 20 years of service. On May 12, 1989, Ronald married Frances Barnes who survives. Also surviving are his children, Evalou Rittenhouse of Vandalia, MI, Ronald J. Rogers, Jr. of Walkerton, IN, Tina...
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Lucille (Ast) Chrzan

January 18, 1927 - March 3, 2014

Lucille (Ast) Chrzan, 87, of South Bend, passed away on March 3, 2014, in Country Care West, South Bend. She was born on January 18, 1927, in South Bend, to the late Henry and Mary (Wroblewski) Ast. On September 4, 1948 she married Daniel "Danny" Chrzan, who preceded her in death on September 7, 2007. Lucy is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Bruce) Weaver of Fort Wayne, IN; her son, Dennis ...
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Peter Veldman

April 4, 1926 - March 3, 2014

South Bend – Peter Veldman, 87, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Monday, March 3, 2014, surrounded by family. Pete was born on April 4, 1926, in Didam, the Netherlands, to Bernard and Wilhelmina Veldman. Pete was preceded in death by his siblings, Wilhelmina Coenan, Ben Veldman, and June Wynen, his daughter, Audrey, and granddaughter, Allison Edmonds. Pete is survived by Wilma,...
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Daniel E. Cherrone

June 12, 1957 - March 2, 2014

Daniel E. Cherrone, warm & loving husband, father and grandfather, 56, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014 in his home. He was born June 12, 1957 in South Bend to the late Dominic Cherrone and Arlene (Nye) Sahlhoff of Lakeville, IN. Daniel retired in June of 2013, after 36 years from Unifax as a furnace operator. He was also a lead Paramedic with Community Ambulance....
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Robert E. Wesolowski, Sr.

December 8, 1929 - March 2, 2014

Robert E. Wesolowski, Sr., 84, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 9:37 a.m., Sunday, March 2, 2014 in Miller's Merry Manor, New Carlisle, Indiana. Robert was born on December 8, 1929 in South Bend to Joseph and Martha (Nowakowski) Wesolowski, and was a lifelong resident. He had been employed with Singer Sewing Machine Company for five years. He then went on to work for the Torrington Company...
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George E. Gruza

July 5, 1925 - March 1, 2014

George E. Gruza, 88, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 7:50 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Hospice House. George was born on July 5, 1925 in South Bend to Walter and Edna (Mnichowski) Gruza and was a lifelong resident. He had been employed with Torrington as a Precision Grinder for 28 years. On October 6, 1951 he married Lois Righter, who preceded him in death on March 19, 1988. Also...
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Greg F. Conery

April 8, 1947 - March 1, 2014

Greg F. Conery, 66, of Cassopolis, Michigan, formerly of Mishawaka, Indiana, passed away at 2:37 a.m., Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Memorial Hospital. Greg was born on April 8, 1947 in South Bend to Harold "Red" and Selma (Szynski) Conery and was a lifelong area resident. He had been the owner of Benefit Resource Group. Prior to his insurance career he was a firefighter with the South Bend Fire...
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Ann C. Heinrich

January 23, 1914 - February 27, 2014

Ann C. Heinrich Jan 23, 1914 - Feb 27, 2014 CASSOPOLIS, MI - Ann C. Heinrich, 100 years old, of Cassopolis, MI, passed away after a sudden, short illness on Thursday February 27, 2014, in her home. She was born on January 23, 1914, in Tazewell County, IL (outside of Peoria), to the late Louis and Pamela (Cumming) Oetzel. On January 22, 1939 she married Harold R. Heinrich, who preceded her...
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M. Loretta Barthel

April 10, 1925 - February 27, 2014

M. Loretta Barthel, 88, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on February 27, 2014. M. Loretta was born in South Bend, Indiana on April 10, 1925 to William and Theresa Augustine. M. Loretta is survived by four children, Sandra Potokar, Karen Nowak, Nancy Burkus, and Chris Barthel. Her husband Robert O. preceded her October 24, 2013 and her first born Robert L. preceded her on May 19, 1990. She...
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Frederick J. Gnott

November 30, 1920 - February 26, 2014

Frederick (Fred) J. Gnott, 93 of South Bend, Indiana passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014, in his home. Fred was born November 30, 1920, in South Bend to Edward M. Gnott & Helen Chlebek. He started working at Empire Box which was bought out by Packaging Corporation, where he was employed for 30 years & 6 months. He then worked for Simon Brothers for 5 years, then Jamil Packaging where he...
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Sr. M. Francesca (Mary Ann) Kennedy, C.S.C.

July 7, 1920 - February 25, 2014

NOTRE DAME - Born in Baltimore, Md., Sister Francesca entered the Sisters of the Holy Cross 22 years later. She taught both elementary and high school students in Eastern schools. After earning her doctoral degree in education she advanced to college teaching and administration, and served for 23 years at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Ind. Patricia Seitz, United States District Court judge,...
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Carl John Weinzetl

March 20, 1940 - February 22, 2014

Carl John Weinzetl, 73 passed away February 22, 2014 peacefully, quick, and without pain at Memorial Hospital of South Bend. Carl was born March 20, 1940 in South Bend, Indiana at home to Carl A. and Pauline A. (Tschida) Weinzetl. He was a lifelong resident except when attending school and in the service. Carl was preceded in death by his parents, infant sister Kathleen and a brother-in...
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Alice V. "Elsie" Smith

October 23, 1929 - February 20, 2014

South Bend - Alice V. "Elsie" Smith, 84, of South Bend, passed away on Thursday in her son's home. She was born on October 23, 1929, in South Bend, to the late Joseph and Valentina (Karpinski) Lykowski and was a lifelong area resident. On June 13, 1953 she married Richard E. Smith, who preceded her in death on December 19, 2011. She was also preceded in death by four sisters and a brother....
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Marjorie J. "Marge" Hagedorn

July 21, 1940 - February 19, 2014

Marjorie J. "Marge" Hagedorn, 73, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, following an illness. Marge was born on July 21, 1940 to the late Wilbur E. and Dorothy J. "Dotti" (Foster) Niles in New Troy, MI, and has lived in South Bend most of her life. On April 4, 1959, as Marjorie J. Niles, she married Paul E. "Buzzy"...
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Florence Madeline Flory

November 22, 1919 - February 19, 2014

Florence Madeline Flory, 94, went home to be with her Savior and Lord on Feb 19, 2014, at Miller's Merry Manor New Carlisle, IN. She was born November 22, 1919, to Dell and Elva (Snyder) Wagoner in Rochester, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Leo of 65 years, and a sister Dorothy Miller. They were married Nov. 9, 1940, in Tippecanoe, IN. In the following years they...
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David E. Gregg, Jr.

February 1, 1943 - February 19, 2014

David E. Gregg Jr. Feb. 1, 1943 – Feb. 19, 2014 MISHAWAKA - David E. Gregg, Jr. of Mishawaka, Indiana passed away Wednesday February 19, 2014 following a lengthy illness in Fort Myers, Florida at the Hope Hospice House, at the age of 71. David was born on February 1, 1943 in South Bend to the late David E. Gregg Sr. & Mary Jane (Rendall) Gregg. David was a well-respected and admired...
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George K. Prager

July 15, 1926 - February 19, 2014

George K. Prager, 87, of South Bend, passed away on Wednesday February 19, 2014, in Millers Merry Manor, New Carlisle. He was born on July 15, 1926, in Sioux City, IA, to the late George J. and Mary (Power) Prager. On May 2, 1953 he married Gwendollyn Lloyd, who preceded him in death on November 24, 1989. He is survived by his son, Kenneth Prager of South Bend; two grandchildren; one great...
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Susan A. Jozwiak

July 9, 1939 - February 18, 2014

Susan A. Jozwiak, 74, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in Cardinal Health Care Facility, after a courageous battle against Dementia. Susan was born July 9, 1939 in South Bend, Indiana to John Wamser, Sr. and Agnes (Tschida) Wamser. She had been employed as a dedicated office worker with Dick Seago Accounting, Young and Nurkowski, Dave Talboom Lawncare and Landscaping, Inc. and the Warren...
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Linda Mae Krol

November 13, 1956 - February 17, 2014

Linda Mae Krol, 57, of South Bend, Indiana, passed away at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 17, 2014 at Hospice House in South Bend, following an illness. She was born on November 13, 1956 to the late John and Rosemary (Humphrey) Walsh in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong resident. Along with her parents, her father-in-law & mother-in-law, John and Irene Krol also preceded her in death. Linda was...
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Betty J. Stafford

January 3, 1940 - February 17, 2014

Betty J. Stafford, beloved wife of Thomas R. Stafford, and devoted mother and grandmother, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2014. Born in Hammond, Indiana on Jan. 3, 1940, she graduated from Morton High School in 1957 and St. Margaret's School of Nursing in 1960. She is survived by her daughter, Anne, of Centerville, OH, mother of Katherine, Garrett and Hannah; Son, Andrew, of Carmel,...
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Marilyn Marguerite Pinkowski

June 28, 1930 - February 15, 2014

Marilyn Marguerite Pinkowski, 83, of South Bend, IN passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014. She was born June 28, 1930 in South Bend to Harry & Beulah Zimmer. On March 3, 1951, Marilyn married James Pinkowski who survives. Also surviving are her children, David (Kelly Shinall) Pinkowski of Granger, IN, Lori (Chris) Baker of Petaluma, CA; and grandchildren, Joshua Pinkowski, and Dawn &...
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Joy Griffin

June 30, 1935 - February 14, 2014

D. Joy Griffin, 78, of South Bend, Indiana passed away suddenly, Friday, February 14, 2014. Joy was born June 30, 1935, in St. Louis, MO, to John & Dolores (Ruzicka) Cheely. On April 14, 1956, Joy married Robert Griffin who preceded her in death on October 2, 1998. Joy is survived by her children, Tim (Diane) Griffin of South Bend, IN, Bobby (Shelly) Griffin of Phoenix, AZ, Nancy (Ron)...
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John F. Schmanski

October 19, 1931 - February 13, 2014

John F. Schmanski, 82, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 11:50 a.m., Thursday, February 13, 2014 in Memorial Hospital. John was born on October 19, 1931 in South Bend to John F. Schmanski, Sr. and Johanna (Kravontka) Schmanski, and was a lifelong resident. He retired in October 1993 from Miles Laboratories, where he was employed for 30 years as a Drafting Supervisor. On May 5, 1956, in...
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Samuel Rosen

March 14, 1929 - February 12, 2014

South Bend - Samuel Rosen, 84, of South Bend, passed away on February 12, 2014 in Hospice House, South Bend. He was born on March 14, 1929, in Chicago, IL to the late Isaac and Rose (Brumberg) Rosen. On June 1, 1958 he married Ellen E. Alexander, who survives. Also surviving are his two sons, Elliot Rosen of Hoffman Estates, IL and Daniel Rosen of Lake in the Hills, IL and four grandchildren....
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Michael David Bowers

June 5, 1952 - February 10, 2014

Mike Bowers, 61, of South Haven, MI (formerly of Granger, IN) passed away on Monday, February 10, 2014 in his home. Mike was born on June 5, 1952 to Floyd D. (Vic) and Phyllis J. (Peg) (Faulkner) Bowers in Toledo, OH, but spent most of his life in southern Michigan and northern Indiana. He was a graduate of Clay High School, Ivy Tech and Siena Heights University. Mike spent the majority of...
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Sister M. Dorine (Emily Adeline) Nichols, C.S.C.

May 26, 1920 - February 9, 2014

Sister Dorine was born in Washington, DC and it was the Sisters of the Holy Cross who taught her at St. Patrick's Academy that nurtured her vocation. She taught in elementary schools for almost 50 years. Her East Coast roots and almost four decades of teaching in Texas gave a unique inflection to her speech. She died in peace at Saint Mary's Convent at the age of 93. Reception of the body and...
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Genevieve C. Kaczmarek

March 26, 1921 - February 7, 2014

Genevieve C. Kaczmarek, 92, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 4:10 a.m. Friday, February 7, 2014 at The Hearth at Judy Creek in Granger, IN. She was born on March 26, 1921 to the late Stanley, Sr. and Isabell (Campbell) Przestwor in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong resident. Along with her parents; two sisters; and two brothers also preceded her in death. Genevieve graduated with the first...
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William E. Sutton

February 1, 1925 - February 6, 2014

William E. Sutton, 89, of New Carlisle, passed away on Thursday February 6, 2014 in Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 1, 1925, in South Bend, to the late Guy and Eva (Graves) Sutton. Bill enlisted in the Army. He was 18 years old, a senior in high school and was going to be drafted. After he was in the Army, he took a test and was accepted by the Army as a Cadet and sent to...
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Judith A. Keenan

October 31, 1939 - February 6, 2014

Judith A. Keenan, 74, of Notre Dame, IN, passed away at 8:40 p.m. Thursday, February 6, 2014 in Dujarie House at Holy Cross Village, Notre Dame, IN. Judy was born on October 31, 1939 to the late Charles R. and Frances (Rakowski) Walter in South Bend, IN. Along with her parents; one brother, Raymond Walter also preceded her in death. Judy was a wonderful loving sister, mother, and...
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Steve A. Bacsa, Jr.

December 6, 1943 - February 4, 2014

Steve A. Bacsa, Jr., 70, of Granger, Indiana, passed away at 12:55 a.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2014 in Hospice House. He was born on December 6, 1943 in South Bend to Steve A. Bacsa, Sr. and Virginia (Niedbalski) Bacsa, and was a lifelong resident. Steve retired from Sears, Roebuck and Co. in April 2007. He was employed as a Service Manager for 38 years. On June 4, 1966 in St. Patrick Church,...
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William Joseph Gallippo

July 8, 1975 - February 1, 2014

William "Bill" Joseph Gallippo, 38, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away suddenly while snowmobiling with family, Saturday, February 1, 2014, in Manistee, Michigan. Bill was born July 8, 1975, in South Bend, IN. He was the General Manager with Comfort Keepers in Mishawaka, IN. On June 18, 2011, Bill married Lori Szczypiorski who survives. Also surviving are his sons, Matthew Ryan Gallippo...
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Sister Lorna Mary Swisher, C.S.C.

March 7, 1923 - January 31, 2014

Reception of the Body and Wake: Tuesday, February 4th at 4:30pm. Funeral Mass: Wednesday, February 5th at 10:30am Church of Our Lady of Lorreto, Saint Mary's, Notre Dame, Indiana.
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Craig E. Hambidge

February 5, 1916 - January 30, 2014

Craig E. Hambidge 97, was born in Otterbein Indiana to Charles Raymond and Nellie Mae (Dunwoody) Hambidge. He was the youngest of three children who have all preceded him, his brother Theron and his sister Shirley. Craig grew up on the family farm in Benton County. He was a three - sport athlete and graduated from Montmorenci High School in 1934. Craig went on to graduate from Purdue...
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Maureen T. Hallinan

June 11, 1940 - January 28, 2014

Maureen T. Hallinan, 73, of South Bend, passed away on Tuesday in Shubert Villa, Notre Dame, IN. She was born on June 11, 1940, in Flushing, NY, to the late Joseph and Beatrice (O'Reilly) Hallinan. On September 11, 1976, she married Art Grubert, who preceded her in death on May 4, 2010. She is survived by her daughter, Renee Grubert of Mishawaka; her son, Christopher Grubert of Forrest Park,...
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William B. "Barney" Oldfield, Jr.

July 9, 1946 - January 27, 2014

Barney was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma and grew up on a cattle ranch on the Osage Indian Reservation in north central Oklahoma. Shortly after high school, he was drafted but opted to join the Marine Corps. After completing officer's school and earning his college degree, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and ordered to the Navy Flight School. Upon graduation he was designated a pilot in...
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Clementine Henclewski

January 1, 1918 - January 27, 2014

South Bend - Clementine A. Henclewski, 96, passed away peacefully on January 27, at Wood Ridge Assisted Living Facility. She was born in South Bend on January 1, 1918, to the late Louis and Sophie Radecki. She married Francis S. Henclewski in 1941 at St. Stanislaus B.M. Catholic Church, where they both were life-long members. Clementine spent her life as a devoted wife, mother and homemaker....
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Julia Sima

June 17, 1922 - January 22, 2014

Julia Sima, 91, passed away in St. Joseph Regional Center, Mishawaka, Indiana on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. She was born in Gai, Yugoslavia to the late Joseph Sr. and Veronica (Dobranski) Badar. She married Victor Sima Sr. in Saltzburg, Austria in 1947 who preceded her in death in 1982. Julia was also preceded in death by a sister, Sister Bogamila (Franciscan Order) and her two brothers...
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Mavis June Slazewski

June 19, 1921 - January 22, 2014

Mavis June Slazewski, 92, of South Bend, Indiana, passed away at 5:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in Millers Merry Manor, New Carlisle, Indiana. She was born on June 19, 1921 to the late Benton and Phoebe "Ethel" (Harrier) Hayes in Clinton, Indiana, and had lived in South Bend since 1927, until moving to New Carlisle in 2009. Along with her parents; one sister, Norma Greene also preceded...
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Brother Edward Walter Wauchter, C.S.C.

June 16, 1927 - January 19, 2014

Brother Edward Walter Wauchter, C.S.C., age 86, died on January 19, 2014 at Dujarie House, in Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame, Indiana. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 16, 1927, the son of Walter and Eva (Thomas) Wauchter. He attended St. Francis Xavier Elementary School in Pittsburgh and then North Catholic High School, graduating in 1947. He worked for General Mills, Inc., as...
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Catherine A. Guentert

April 23, 1921 - January 17, 2014

Catherine A. (Pat) Guentert, 92, of Mishawaka, Indiana passed away Friday, January 17, 2014. She was born April 23, 1921, in South Bend to Arthur & Priscilla (Barryo) Claffey. On September 9, 1937, Catherine married Roman L. Guentert who preceded her in death on August 29, 2005. Catherine is survived by her children, Michelle (Wayne) Wydrzynski of Granger, Indiana, Patrick R. (Jane)...
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Sister Regina (Sister Thomas Mary) Ciukaj, C.S.C.

January 27, 1936 - January 16, 2014

Sister Regina Ciukaj (Sister Mary Thomas), a Sister of the Holy Cross, was born in Chicago, Illinois where, with her family, she enjoyed the rich culture of her Polish heritage. She died in peace at Saint Mary's Convent at the age of 77. She served for 51 years as teacher and principal in primary and middle schools in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. After completing her service at one school she...
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Brother William Vincent Gates, C.S.C.

September 25, 1928 - January 15, 2014

Brother William Vincent Gates, C.S.C., age 85, died on January 15, 2014 at Dujarie House, in Notre Dame, Indiana. He was born in Avon, Ohio on September 25, 1928, the son of William and Marie (Busser) Gates. He attended elementary school in Avon and graduated from Avon High School in 1946. He followed his calling to the religious life to join the Holy Cross Brothers and entered Sacred Heart...
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Gregory W. Dosmann, Sr.

October 21, 1955 - January 14, 2014

New Carlisle - Gregory W. Dosmann, Sr., 58, of New Carlisle, passed away on Tuesday January 14, 2014, in his home. He was born on October 21, 1955, in South Bend, to the late Robert and Helen (Mathews) Dosmann. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Jack Dosmann. Greg is survived by his daughters, Amanda Dosmann of South Bend and Alison Dosmann of Flagstaff, AZ; his son, Gregory Dosmann,...
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Anna E. Jensen

January 3, 1930 - January 13, 2014

Anna E. Jensen, 84, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 1:30 a.m., Monday, January 13, 2014, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, Indiana. Anna was born on January 3, 1930 in Georgia to Tom and Clara (Jones) Ingle. She married Delbert Jensen in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, South Bend, Indiana. He preceded her in death in 1964. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Joe Ingle. ...
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Helen C. Curran

June 2, 1925 - January 12, 2014


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Sharon Vadas Seifert

December 3, 1942 - January 11, 2014

SOUTH BEND - Sharon Vadas Seifert, 71, of South Bend, passed away on January 11, 2014 at home surrounded by family. She is preceded in death by her parents Endre (Sheik), Milly Vadas and a brother Jon. She leaves to cherish her memories, husband Dick, daughter Shelly (Dan) Lettieri of Aurora, IL, Greg (Michelle) Seifert of Greensboro, NC, and six grandchildren Corey, Cole, Chase and Cameron...
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Sandra K. Davis

May 25, 1942 - January 8, 2014

Sandra K. Davis, 71, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away at 6:41 p.m., Wednesday, January 8, 2014, in the Methodist Hospital, Merrillville, Indiana. Sandra was born on May 25, 1942 in South Bend, Indiana to Stephen and Virginia (Krakowski) Danielowicz, and was lifelong area resident. Sandra had been employed as an Accounting Manager for the St. Joseph County Airport Authority since December...
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Brother Thomas William Minta, C.S.C.

May 5, 1948 - January 8, 2014

Brother Thomas William Minta, C.S.C., age 65, died on January 8, 2014 at his home in Arlington Heights, Illinois. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 5, 1948, the son of Florian and Clara (Jaworski) Minta. He is survived by his two sisters, Carole Perek (of Arlington Heights) and Geraldine Litza (of Chicago) and many nieces and nephews. Tom attended St. Constance Elementary school in Chicago...
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Rosemary Hauser

November 11, 1921 - January 8, 2014

Rosemary E. Hauser, 92, of New Carlisle, passed away on Wednesday January 8, 2014, at Hamilton Communities, New Carlisle, IN. following a brief illness She was born on November 11, 1921, in South Bend, to the late Ladislaus and Charlotte Kolupa. On September 6, 1943 she married Charles J. Hauser, who preceded her in death on November 9, 1982. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Ruth...
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James W. "Wally" Hammond

December 4, 1942 - January 8, 2014

SOUTH BEND – Wally Hammond, 71, loving husband, Dad, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 8, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 4, 1942, in Muscle Shoals, AL, to the late Wallace and Ella Hammond. On June 5, 1987, he married Sharon (Starkweather) Hammond. She survives, along with sons, Johnny Hammond of St. Joseph, MI, Jim Hammond...
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Sister Marie Marchand (Marie Eva Marchand), C.S.C.

September 2, 1921 - January 8, 2014

Reception of the Body and Wake: Monday, January 13, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Funeral Mass: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Churc of Our Lady of Loretto.
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Elizabeth A. King

August 22, 1937 - January 8, 2014

Elizabeth A. King, 76, passed away Wednesday January 8, 2014, in the Sanctuary at St. Paul's, South Bend. She was born on August 22, 1937, in Chicago, IL, to the late August and Lillian (Clark) Notter. On September 28, 1957, she married James King, who preceded her in death on May 31, 1989. Elizabeth is survived by her son, Rev. James King, C.S.C., Notre Dame, IN. Private burial will place at...
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Dale E. Mathews

January 7, 2014

Dale E. Mathews May 7, 1976 – January 7, 2014 Tech Sergeant Dale E. Mathews died January 7, 2014 in a helicopter crash in England, after serving in the US Air Force for almost twenty years. Dale was a 1994 graduate of New Prairie High School. On October 6, 2006, he married his soul mate and the love of his life, Kim. He never ceased to amaze her with his strength, compassion, or how he...
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Philonese (Chayie) Miles

August 4, 1927 - January 6, 2014

Philonese (Chayie) Miles, 86, of Mishawaka, Indiana, passed away on Monday, January 6, 2014, with Thresa her caregiver by her side. Philonese was born August 4, 1927, in her family home on St. Louis Boulevard behind Saint Joseph Church by a midwife to the loving family of Ebal and Angeline Chayie who preceded her in death. They lived in 5 homes on St. Louis until they moved to Chester...
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Mary Lou Chrobot

April 12, 1933 - January 4, 2014

Mary Lou Chrobot, 80, of Three Rivers, Michigan, formerly of South Bend, Indiana passed away Saturday, January 4, 2014, in Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Mary Lou was born on April 12, 1933 in South Bend to Peter and Stella (Scultz) Cudowski. She had lived in South Bend for 65 years before moving to Three Rivers. Mary Lou had been employed with the South Bend Elks Club for 20...
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Sister M. Joellen (Anne Marie Sabin) C.S.C.

May 17, 1925 - January 3, 2014

Sister M. Joellen (Anne Marie Sabin), C.S.C., died in peace at Saint Mary's Convent at the age of 88. She was born in Washington, DC, and the majority of her more than 50 years as an elementary teacher were in schools within the Archdioceses of Baltimore and Washington, DC. One of her principals praised her in these words: "What a joy it is to go into her classroom and see the 'nice' things that...
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Rita M. Luczkowski

May 23, 1931 - January 3, 2014

Rita M. Luczkowski, 82, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 6:05 a.m., Friday, January 3, 2014, in Hospice House. Rita was born on May 23, 1931 in South Bend to Aloysius and Mary (Fujawa) Switalski and was a lifelong resident. She retired in 1994 from the South Bend Tribune, where she was employed as an Accounts Receivable Manager. On June 23, 1951 in St. Casimir Church, she married Richard...
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Bartolome M. Saucelo, M.D.

August 24, 1925 - January 1, 2014

Bartolome M. Saucelo, M.D., 88, of South Bend, IN passed away peacefully at home Wednesday morning, January 1, 2014, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born on August 24, 1925 to the late Sylvester and Johanna (Matiga) Saucelo in Guiuan Samar, Philippines, and has lived in South Bend, IN since 1965, coming from New York. Along with his parents, one grandson, Elliot Warren; and...
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Sister M. Ann Patrice (Winifred Duffy) McGinley, C.S.C.

March 26, 1912 - December 29, 2013

NOTRE DAME - Sister M. Ann Patrice, C.S.C. (Winifred McGinley) was born in Fruita, Colorado and died in peace at Saint Mary's Convent at the age of 101. She was the youngest of 5 girls and her mother died when she was two years old. She enrolled in Holy Cross Hospital School of Nursing and in 1942 began 46 happy years in hospital ministry in Utah and California. Sister M. Bertrand Sullivan was...
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Ernest E. Fink

July 7, 1928 - December 29, 2013

South Bend - Ernest E. Fink, 85, of South Bend, passed away on Sunday December 29, 2013 in Healthwin Specialized Care Facility, South Bend. He was born on July 7, 1928, in South Bend, to the late James F. and Margaret (Cornish) Fink. On February 12, 1955, he married Mary Alene Ferris, who survives. He is also survived by his daughters, Kaylene (Randy Woods) Fink of Mishawaka, IN and Audrey ...
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Janet S. Canarecci

June 24, 1960 - December 27, 2013

Janet S. Canarecci, 53, of South Bend, passed away on Friday December 27, 2013, in Golden Living Center, Elkhart, IN. She was born on June 24, 1960, in Longview, WA, to the late John Henry and Alvena (Beeler) Schmokel. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Schmokel. Jan is survived by her daughter, Jennifer (Ara) Ajizian of Medford, OR; her son, Joseph (Andrea) Canarecci...
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Mary Ann Keszei

June 20, 1923 - December 26, 2013

Mary Ann Keszei passed away in her home on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at the age of 90. Mary Ann lost her loving husband of 61 years, Emery, on November 17, 2013. She is survived by her children Judith A. (Thomas) Callahan of Granger and Patrick J. Keszei of South Bend; and her grandchildren Blake C. Callahan of Jacksonville, FL and Bradford P. Callahan of Ft. Meyers, FL. She was preceded in...
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Vicki A. Richey

May 16, 1956 - December 24, 2013

Vicki A. (Nymberg) Richey, 57, of Woodbridge, VA (formerly of South Bend, IN) passed away Tuesday morning, December 24, 2013 unexpectedly at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, surrounded by her husband and family members. She was born on May 16, 1956, daughter of Raymond John, Jr. and Mary Frances (Dunn) Nymberg in South Bend, IN, and has lived in Virginia since 1993, coming from Taylor, MI. ...
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Dorothy P. McHenry

May 9, 1939 - December 23, 2013

Dorothy McHenry, age 74, of South Bend, IN, passed away on December 23rd at her home due to complications from Leukemia. She was born in South Bend IN on May 9, 1939, to Edward and Mildred Bogdanowicz. She was devoted to her loving husband Larry McHenry with whom she celebrated 42 years of marriage until his death in 1999. Dorothy's greatest pleasure in life was family. Whether it was the...
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Elizabeth "Betty" A. Anastos

June 11, 1929 - December 22, 2013

Elizabeth (Betty) A. Anastos June 11, 1929 – December 22, 2013 On December 22nd, 2013 at 1:15 a.m. Betty Anastos peacefully passed with her children at her side after a short battle with liver cancer. On June 11, 1929, in South Bend, Indiana, Betty was born to Joseph and Stella Wodka. At six weeks old, Betty lost her father, Joseph and at the age of six, lost her mother Stella. Orphaned,...
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JoAnne Aldridge

February 23, 1935 - December 21, 2013

JoAnne Aldridge, 78, of South Bend, Indiana passed away Saturday, December 21, 2013. She was born February 23, 1935, in Livonia, Michigan to Paul & Yvonne (Andre) Raynal and raised by her father and step-mother, Marie Raynal. JoAnne retired in 1990, as a Bank Manager with the National Bank & Trust which is now Wells Fargo Bank. On January 22, 1955, JoAnne married Elvin "Al" Aldridge who...
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Patricia A. McGuire

September 16, 1936 - December 19, 2013

Patricia A. (Lemon) McGuire, 77, of South Bend, Indiana passed away Thursday, December 19, 2013. Pat was born September 16, 1936, in Bloomington, Illinois to John & Mabel (Stroud) McGuire. She was a Maintenance Supervisor with the Mishawaka Housing Authority from 1988-2004. Pat is survived by daughters, Melody Heintzelman of South Bend, Vicky Byrne of South Bend; sons, James Lemon Jr. of...
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Douglas E. Bradley

December 14, 1948 - December 18, 2013

Douglas E. Bradley, Dec. 14, 1948—Dec. 18, 2013 Douglas E. Bradley, curator of the Arts of the Americas, Africa and Oceania at the University of Notre Dame's Snite Museum of Art since 1979, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, of complications of treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. A 1971 Notre Dame alumnus, Bradley earned a master's degree in museum practice from the University of...
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Alina Toma Ramos

June 24, 1943 - December 17, 2013

Alina Toma Ramos, 70, of Mishawaka, Indiana passed away at 9:20 a.m., Tuesday, December 17, 2013, in Hospice House, following a courageous struggle with cancer. Alina was born on June 24, 1943 in Bucharest, Romania to Alexander and Zinovia (Levitchi) Paradescu. She had lived in Mishawaka for 22 years, after immigrating from Romania. Alina retired in August 2010 from the Juvenile Justice Center...
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