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“Madelyn, so very sorry to read and hear of Sam's leaving us. We do have so many memories of our good times with both of you. The trips to the Peru...Read More »
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“We want to send our deepest smpathy for your loss . May all your happy memories help and confort you at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: ricki garrison - plymouth, IN

“Dear Madelyn, We were so saddened to hear about the loss of your beloved Sam. You had many wonderful, memory filled years together hopefully this...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: David and Cheryl Smith - IN

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“Dear Madelyn, We are so sorry to hear about Sam, our condolences to you and your family. When we think of him, we remember good times we all had at...Read More »
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“We were deeply sorry to hear about Sam. But we know that the Lord had place for him and he has welcomed him with open arms. May the Lord bless...Read More »
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Samuel R. Larkin, 92, of South Bend, passed away Thursday November 25, 2010 in the Sanctuary at Holy Cross.

He was born on July 16, 1918, in South Bend, to the late Robert and Pearl (Heltzel) Larkin.

On December 20, 1941, he married Madelyn M. (Deardorff), who survives.

Along with his wife, he is survived by his daughter, LeeAnn (Neal Allsop) Benson of South Bend; his son, Sam (Nancy) Larkin of Plymouth; three grandchildren, Todd Benson and Tracie Fulmer, both of South Bend; and Brent Larkin of Indianapolis, IN; eight great-grandchildren, Tara Blair, Derek Fulmer, Brittany, Pachia and Dallas Benson, Luke, Lily and Lyssa Larkin; and one great-great grandchild, Blake Blair.

Mr. Larkin worked at the former Studebaker Corporation for many years and retired from the South Bend Parks Department.

He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and loved his family dearly.

Graveside services will be held at 11 am Saturday December 4, 2010, in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, South Bend.

Kaniewski Funeral Homes, South Bend, is handling the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc, 111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46637.

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