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Ralph E. Megonnell

December 28, 1930 - February 27, 2017

Ralph E. Megonnell, 86, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 1:30 p.m. Monday, February 27, 2017 in his home. Ralph was born on December 28, 1930 in York Springs, Pennsylvania to the late Robert Russell Megonnell and Nora Mae (Stentz) Megonnell. He had lived in South Bend since 1948, coming from York Springs. Ralph retired in 1979 from Oliver, where he was employed as a welder for 30 years. On...
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Martin "Marty" Vincent Banicki

November 3, 1949 - February 27, 2017

Martin "Marty" Vincent Banicki, 67, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 6:26 a.m. Monday, February 27, 2017, following a lengthy illness. Marty was born on November 3, 1949 to the late Bernard E. and Christine S. (Kwiecinski) Banicki in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong resident. Along with his parents; one sister, Karen Banicki-Patton also preceded him in death. Marty graduated in 1967...
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Geraldine (Sister M. Nathaniel) Liquore, C.S.C.

October 23, 1926 - February 26, 2017

Notre Dame, IN -- Sister Geraldine Liquore died at Saint Mary's Convent where she recently observed her 67th anniversary since entering the Sisters of the Holy Cross in 1950. When she received the holy habit in 1951, she became known as Sister Nathaniel. Even though she later returned to her baptismal name of Geraldine, she is remembered for her namesake, Nathaniel, whom Jesus found "without...
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Eugene E. "Gene" Pietsch, Sr.

January 1, 1939 - February 20, 2017

Eugene E. "Gene" Pietsch, Sr., 78, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 5:12 p.m. Monday, February 20, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN. He was born on January 1, 1939 to the late Earl E. and Nellie B. (Lute) Pietsch in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong area resident. Along with his parents; he was also preceded in death by three great-granddaughters; and one sister. Gene worked...
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Sister M. Margaret Andre' (Patricia Carol Waechter), C.S.C.

November 10, 1935 - February 18, 2017

Sister Margaret André (Patricia Carol Waechter), C.S.C. died at Saint Mary's Convent after many years as a Sister of the Holy Cross and gifted organist, church musician, and director of liturgy and leadership training. Sister was a living "Alleluia," projecting joy and energy, embracing youth, college students, and adults. Originally from Detroit, Sister spent most of her years in Indiana in...
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Paul Samuel Wilson, Sr.

February 20, 1924 - February 18, 2017

Paul Samuel Wilson, Sr. 92, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 5:20 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017 in Memorial Hospital. Paul was born on February 20, 1924 in Dallas, Texas to Oscar and Wilma (Watkins) Wilson. He had been the owner of Wilson Electronics in South Bend. On June 9, 1946 he married Alberta J. Mitchell, who preceded him in death on August 7, 1995. He was also preceded in...
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Constance Julia Froning

April 20, 1928 - February 16, 2017

Constance Julia Froning, age 88 passed away February 16, 2017, at Holy Cross Village, Notre Dame, IN. She was born April 20, 1928 in East Chicago, Indiana, daughter of Leo and Julia Luczak. She graduated from Purdue University in 1949 with a degree in pharmacy. She married Henry B. Froning Jr. May 2, 1952 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in South Bend. Connie is survived by her husband and their...
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Rev. James E. Kelly, C.S.C.

April 30, 1931 - February 16, 2017

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Rev. James E. Kelly, C.S.C., 85, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Portland, and former Rector and Superior of Moreau Seminary, died at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Ind. on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. He was born on April 30, 1931 in Akron, Ohio to Charles M. and Leonia H. (Hopfinger) Kelly. He attended St. Martha Parochial School, and...
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Dr. Florence Edna (Ingersoll) Dilallo-Enoch

January 5, 1928 - February 12, 2017

Dr. Florence Edna (Ingersoll) Dilallo-Enoch (89) of Conroe, TX, went to be with the Lord February 12th, 2017. She was surrounded by many family and friends at her granddaughter's home in New Carlisle, IN. Born, January 5, 1928 in Big Rapids, Michigan to the parents of Donald S. and Clara Barton Hull Ingersoll who preceded her in death. She was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 1 sister. ...
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Timothy R. Kramer

March 30, 1957 - February 12, 2017

Timothy R. Kramer, 59, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017 in his home. Tim was born on March 30, 1957 in South Bend to John and Joan (Pethick) Kramer. He was a 1976 graduate of LaSalle High School. Tim is survived by his mother, Joan Kramer of South Bend, Indiana; his brother, Chris Kramer of South Bend, Indiana; and by several beloved cousins. Tim was preceded in...
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Amelia Elizabeth Benninghoff

July 5, 1927 - February 11, 2017

Amelia Elizabeth Benninghoff, 89, a longtime resident of German Township, died at Hamilton Grove Communities in New Carlisle on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Born in Mishawaka, IN to the latest Ernest and Olga (Wader) Eberly, she was one of nine children and lived her entire life in the area. Amelia attended Mishawaka High School until the death of her mother, whereupon she went to live with an...
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John R. Rybak

July 21, 1958 - February 7, 2017

John R. Rybak, 58, of South Bend, passed away on Tuesday February 7, 2017 at Healthwin Specialized Care Facility, South Bend. He was born on July 21, 1958 in South Bend to the late John C. and Patricia (VanParis) Rybak. On July 10, 1982 he married Carol Mathis, who survives. Also surviving are his son, John W. Rybak of South Bend, his sister, Anne Rybak of South Bend and a brother, James Rybak of...
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Sister Helen Patricia Burke, C.S.C.

August 10, 1920 - February 7, 2017

Sister Patricia Burke died on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Saint Mary's Convent, Notre Dame, Indiana having lived a full life as a missionary Sister of the Holy Cross, nurse and anesthetist. She recently celebrated the seventy-fifth anniversary of her First Profession of Vows (Feb. 2, 1942). Sister Patricia, a.k.a. Sister Loyola, nursed on three continents: North America, Asia, and Africa. She...
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Herbert Glen Thompson

August 12, 1930 - February 5, 2017

Herbert Glen Thompson, 86, of New Carlisle, passed away on Sunday February 5, 2017 in his home. He was born on August 12, 1930, in Milwaukee, WI, to the late Herbert Andrew and Mildred (Rose) Thompson. On October 31, 1951 he married Agnes Proud, who survives. Also surviving are his two daughters, Diana (Rod) Staples of LaPorte and Glenda (Doug) Tyler of Niles, MI; his two sons, Rick (Diana)...
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Thomas M. Wierzbinski

September 17, 1935 - February 4, 2017


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Evelyn L. Deka

July 14, 1914 - February 4, 2017

Evelyn L. (Szczechowski) Deka passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Helathwin Specialized Care. She was born on July 14, 1914, in South Bend to the late George and Stella (Starczewski) Szczechowski. Evelyn married John Deka, who preceded her in death on July 27, 1977. She is survived by one sister, Alice Cukrowicz of Mishawaka; and one brother, Daniel Szczechowski of Mishawaka. She was...
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Rick L. Scope

March 28, 1949 - February 3, 2017

Rick L. Scope, 67, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017 at his home. He was born on March 28, 1949, in South Bend to the late Arthur and Goldie (Ewing) Scope. Rick was a tooling engineer and mold maker for many years. He retired in 2010, to work alongside his brother, Ron. Rick is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Scope of South Bend, Indiana; two grandchildren, Moranda...
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Ruth G. Sparazynski

September 20, 1926 - February 2, 2017

Ruth G. Sparazynski, 90, of South Bend, IN passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at the Dujarie House, Notre Dame IN. Ruth was born September 20, 1926 to Michael and Catherine (Tafelski) Burzynski. Ruth was a lifelong resident of South Bend and attended Washington High School. Ruth married Stanley (Sparky) Sparazynski on August 30, 1947 in South Bend where they made their...
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Thomas F. Higgins, Sr.

June 19, 1935 - February 2, 2017

Thomas F. Higgins, Sr., 81, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 12:45 a.m., Thursday, February 2, 2017 in Trailpoint Village. Thomas was born on June 19, 1935 in Wamego, Kansas to James E. Higgins, Sr. and Ruth (Rosencrans) Higgins and had lived in South Bend for 38 years. He retired on October 31, 1995 from the Bendix Corporation, where he was employed for 28 years. On May 20, 1961, in...
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JoAnne B. Machowiak

June 16, 1931 - February 1, 2017

JoAnne B. Machowiak, 85, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in Hamilton Grove, New Carlisle, Indiana. JoAnne was born on June 16, 1931 in South Bend to Edward and Helen Marie (Janowiak) Jedrzejewski. She had formerly been employed with the American Red Cross. She was also a secretary for several churches in the South Bend area. On May 10, 1952, in...
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Dolores M. "Grandma D-lo" Bilinski

December 14, 1929 - January 29, 2017

Well done Dolores … or "Grandma D-lo" as she was known to her adoring nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. A grand lady passed away peacefully at home Sunday night, January 29, 2017 after a brief illness and long life of caring, compassion and kindness for everyone in her world. There is so much to miss – her storytelling, her many little acts of thoughtfulness, her bright...
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Robert "Bob" Stricklett

September 21, 1947 - January 26, 2017

Robert "Bob" Stricklett died peacefully at home on January 26, 2017 in Rolling Prairie, Indiana at the age of 69. Bob is survived by his wife, Loretta Stricklett; children, Eric (Teresa) Meyers, Rochelle (Mark) Jones, Craig (Lisa) Meyers, and Sarrah Mosher; grandchildren Kirstin Meyers, Samantha Jones, Kyle Meyers, Aidan Cotter, Natalie Cotter, Sydney Meyers, Jacob Meyers, Preston Mosher, and...
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Mary Jane Mock

January 7, 1924 - January 26, 2017

Mary Jane Mock, 93, of Mishawaka, Indiana passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017, in North Woods Village Memory Care, surrounded by her family and friends. She was born on January 7, 1924 to the late Dale and Pearl (Amick) Crawford. On May 17, 1947, as Mary Jane Crawford, she married Merle J. Mock, who preceded her in death on September 2, 1997. She is survived by two daughters, Janet (Donald)...
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Richard E. Tepe

November 19, 1929 - January 24, 2017

Richard E. Tepe, 87, of South Bend, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Kindred Hospital, Mishawaka. He was born on November 19, 1929 in Mishawaka, to the late Edwin F. and Mary (Sofka) Tepe. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1947 and received a BA in business from the University of Notre Dame in 1951. On September 26, 1953, in Chicago, IL, he married Mary Ann Kalal, who...
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Elizabeth (Etta) Goodman

May 10, 1930 - January 23, 2017

Elizabeth (Etta) Goodman, 86, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away at Miller's Merry Manor on January 23, 2017. Etta was born to the late Marcellas and Louise Marie (Pottier) Ordway on May 10, 1930, in Austin, Oklahoma. On February 15, 1948, she married James C. Goodman, who preceded her in death on May 26, 2014. Etta is survived by four daughters, Sherrie (Keith) Beringer of North Liberty,...
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Mark Tyler Mayfield

April 7, 1999 - January 23, 2017

Mark Tyler Mayfield passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017, at age 17 in LaPorte Hospital. He was born on April 7, 1999 in South Bend, Indiana to parents Mike and Diane Mayfield. He attended New Prairie High School and was set to graduate this June. He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Eugene Carrico. Mark is survived by his parents, Mike and Diane of South Bend; brothers, Derrick ...
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Edward J. Kapica

October 13, 1920 - January 20, 2017

Edward J. Kapica, 96, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 12:05 p.m. Friday, January 20, 2017, in Brookdale Senior Living, Granger, Indiana. Edward was born on October 13, 1920 in Michigan City, Indiana to Martin and Agnes (Nawrot) Kapica. He retired in February 1984 from Western-Southern Life Insurance Company, where he was employed as an Insurance Agent for 24 years. On June 18, 1949 in St....
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Stephen William "Dudley" Vavul, Sr.

July 24, 1952 - January 18, 2017

Stephen William "Dudley" Vavul, Sr. 64, of South Bend, Indiana passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Steve was born on July 24, 1952 in South Bend to Thomas B. and Margaret (O'Brien) Vavul, and was a lifelong resident. He is survived by his daughter, Jessamine Vavul of South Bend, Indiana; his son, Stephen William (Rebecca) Vavul, Jr. of Denver, Colorado; his granddaughter, Shoshanna; two...
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Delphine M. Plencner

June 2, 1933 - January 18, 2017

Delphine M. Plencner, 83, originally of South Bend, IN died from Alzheimer's Disease on Wednesday, January 18 at SEM Haven Health and Residential Care Center in Milford, OH. Delphine Cwidak was born to Walter and Mary Cwidak on June 2, 1933. She was married on October 15, 1955 to Raymond Plencner, who preceded her in death in 2005. She is survived by her four children and their spouses: Anita...
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David L. Kil

March 19, 1946 - January 17, 2017

David L Kil, a devoted friend, father, and an especially loving grandfather, left us on Tuesday, January 17th after a short stay with illness. As the son of Roman and Sylvia (Niedbalski) Kil, he lived nearly all of his 70 years in South Bend, Indiana, departing only for a short time to work in Chicago, Illinois. Upon his return, he served as the Assistant Registrar under the Golden Dome for 38...
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Frank R. Prikosovich

January 13, 1939 - January 16, 2017

Frank R. Prikosovich, 78, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017 at West Bend Nursing home in South Bend. Frank was born on January 13, 1939, to the late John and Mary (Vukovics) Prikosovich, Sr. in South Bend, IN and was a life long resident. On June 2, 2000, he married Lou Ann Gerstbauer-Hill-Prikosovich, who survives. Frank is also survived by one step daughter, Jeannie...
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Kathleen Marie Kowalski

January 30, 1951 - January 13, 2017

Kathleen Marie Kowalski, 65, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2017 at Trailpoint Village in South Bend, IN. She was born on January 30, 1951 to the late Eugene R. and Matilda M. (Orisich) Kowalski in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong resident. Kathleen attended both Purdue University and Ball State University. Kathleen had worked as a Customer Relations...
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Joseph L. "Joe" Keller

November 10, 1949 - January 12, 2017

Joseph L. "Joe" Keller, 67, of Hudson Lake in New Carlisle, IN, passed away at 6:04 p.m. Thursday, January 12, 2017 in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, IN. Joseph was born on November 10, 1949 to the late Joseph and Lucille (Edwards) Keller in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong New Carlisle resident. Joseph retired in July of 2008 from Unifrax in New Carlisle, IN, where he worked as a...
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Philip J. Faccenda, Sr.

October 1, 1929 - January 11, 2017

Philip J. Faccenda, Sr., General Counsel Emeritus and Life Trustee of the University of Notre Dame, died January 11th at the age of 87. Former Notre Dame President Reverend Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C. called Mr. Faccenda "a good friend, a marvelous colleague, a trouble-shooter when we really needed one, and a colleague to whom I am most grateful." Mr. Faccenda came to Notre Dame in 1967 at the...
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Jacquelyn S. Deese

July 23, 1942 - January 10, 2017

Jacquelyn S. Deese, 74, of South Bend, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Healthwin Specialized Care Facility. She was born on July 23, 1942, in South Bend, to the late Jack Russell Carney and Mary Ellen (Blosser) Carney and was a lifelong area resident. On July 27, 1960, as Jacquelyn S. Carney, she married Charles A. Barna, who preceded her in death on January 17, 1970. On August 3,...
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Louise J. Reiner

August 31, 1931 - January 7, 2017

Louise J. Reiner, 85, of South Bend, Indiana passed away in the loving presence of her family at 3:20 a.m. Saturday, January 7, 2017 in Sprenger Health Care of Mishawaka. Louise was born on August 31, 1931 in South Bend to Peter and Stella (Schulz) Cudowski, and was a lifelong resident. Louise was a member of Holy Cross Parish and she exemplified a faith filled life through acts of service by...
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Estelle (Wesolowski) West

December 8, 1917 - January 7, 2017

Estelle (Wesolowski) West, 99, of River Park, born in Chicago, Illinois to Walter and Mary (Groblewska) Stanek passed away at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, January 7, 2017 in Brookdale of South Bend. On March 30, 1942 Estelle Stanek married Stanley J. (Wesolowski) West in a military wedding at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Indio, California. Stanley preceded her in death on December 26, 1972. Estelle...
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Lee J. Barker

October 5, 1944 - January 5, 2017

Lee J. Barker, 72, of Mishawaka, IN, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 in his home. He was born on October 5, 1944 in LaPorte, Indiana to the late Robert and Beverly (Real) Barker. Lee was the owner of Lee Signs Supply in Niles, Michigan. He is survived by one daughter, Tamara (Steve) Fuller of Niles, Michigan; one son, Todd (Jennie) Barker of Granger, Indiana; eight grandchildren, Branden ...
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Harriet Rita Luczkowski

January 11, 1931 - January 4, 2017

Harriet Rita Luczkowski, 85, formerly of N. Iowa Street in South Bend, passed away at 7:35 p.m., Wednesday January 4, 2017 in Pilgrim Manor, Plymouth, Indiana. She was born on January 11, 1931 in South Bend to Robert and Clara (Plencner) Switalski, and was a lifelong resident. Harriet retired from Bank of America, formerly Standard Federal Bank in South Bend. On September 5, 1953 in St....
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Eugene G. Szczechowski

July 4, 1932 - January 4, 2017

Eugene G. Szczechowski, 84, of South Bend, passed away on Wednesday January 4, 2017 at Dujarie House, Notre Dame. He was born on July 4, 1932, in South Bend, to the late John and Irene (Witucki) Szczechowski. He was also preceded in death by a brother, John. Eugene married Mary Ann Urbanski on January 8, 1955, who survives. Along with his loving wife of 62 years, he is survived by three daughters...
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JoAnn McKim

December 13, 1937 - January 3, 2017

JoAnn McKim, 79, of South Bend, passed away on Tuesday January 3, 2017 at Healthwin Specialized Care Facility. She was born on December 13, 1937, in Marchall County, Bourbon, IN, to the late Grant William and Mary E. (Rohrer) Pershing. On January 11, 1958, as JoAnn Pershing, she married Robert P. "Scottie" McKim in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on May 26, 2010,...
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Donald Louis Martin, Sr.

January 7, 1944 - January 3, 2017

Donald Louis Martin, Sr., 72, of South Bend, passed away on Tuesday January 3, 2017 at Trail Point Village, South Bend. He was born on January 7, 1944, in South Bend, to the late Charles R. and Lucille D. (Harden) Martin. Donald graduated in 1961 from St. Joseph High School and went in to the Army and served his country in Vietnam from 1966-1968. After the military he went on to work as an...
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Norma K. Scholl

March 5, 1924 - December 31, 2016

Norma K. Scholl, 92, of Granger (formerly of South Bend) passed away on Saturday December 31, 2016 at Brookdale Senior Living, Granger. She was born on March 5, 1924, in Pittsburgh, PA, to the late Aaron and Catherine (Stoyle) Hopkins. She worked for Ohio Casualty Insurance Company in Pittsburgh, where she first met Carl Scholl. On July 19, 1947, as Norma Hopkins, she married Carl, who preceded...
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Helen Louise Snow

October 22, 1932 - December 28, 2016

Helen L. Snow, 84, of South Bend, Indiana passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2016, in Memorial Hospital. She was born on October 22, 1932 in Kokomo, Indiana to the late John and Mamie (Lunger) Young. On July 21, 1950 Helen married Standly Parks Snow who survives. Helen is also survived by her daughter, Debra Lynn (Tom) Robinson of South Bend, Indiana; two grandchildren Kristi (Kirk) Stewart of...
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Francis M. Kobayashi

November 19, 1925 - December 27, 2016

Francis M. Kobayashi, Sc.D., 91, Professor Emeritus of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Assistant Vice President Emeritus for Research for the University of Notre Dame, passed away on December 27, 2016 at Hospice House in South Bend. Dr. Kobayashi was born in Seattle, WA on November 19, 1925 to the late Michael M. and Mary K. (Emi) Kobayashi. He is survived by his beloved wife Monique H....
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Joyce Love Stewart

October 22, 1933 - December 27, 2016


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Eugene "Gene" R. Jagla

July 2, 1930 - December 27, 2016

Eugene "Gene" R. Jagla, 86, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 in his home surrounded by his family. He was born on July 2, 1930 in South Bend to the late Joseph and Stella (Cyman) Jagla. Along with his parents, Eugene was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Minsky and Irene Stahl; and two brothers, Edward and Joseph Jagla. On October 15, 1960, Eugene married...
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Ellen Ruscio

May 24, 1956 - December 26, 2016

Ellen Ruscio, 60, of Mishawaka, Indiana passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016, in her home. Ellen was born on May 24, 1956 in South Bend to Richard and Betty (Kazmierzak) DeBruyne. She had formely been employed as a manager at the Days Inn Hotel and Irish Hills Apartment Complex. Ellen is survived by her mother Betty Kazmierzak of Granger, Indiana; her son, Adam Ruscio of Mishawaka, Indiana;...
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Judith A. Liddle

August 24, 1941 - December 25, 2016

Judith A. Liddle, 75, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 9:00 a.m. Sunday, December 25, 2016 at West Bend Nursing and Rehabilitation in South Bend, IN, following a brief but terminal illness. She was born on August 24, 1941 (the oldest of eight siblings) to the late William and Helen (Luetzow) Weselman in Valparaiso, IN and has lived in South Bend for several years. Along with her parents; she...
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Deborah L. Lamphier

January 18, 1957 - December 24, 2016

Deborah L. Lamphier, 59, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 11:00 p.m. Saturday, December 24, 2016 in her home. Deborah was born on January 18, 1957 in Niles, Michigan and was a lifelong area resident. She had been employed as the Store Manager for Ziker Cleaners on Portage Avenue for 17 years. On October 18, 1997, in South Bend, she married William J. Lamphier, who survives. Deborah is...
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Jerome "Torchy" Torzewski

March 1, 1928 - December 17, 2016

Jerome "Torchy" Torzewski, 88, of Mishawaka, IN, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Healthwin Specialized Care in South Bend, IN, following an illness. He was born on March 1, 1928 to the late Stanley and Bernice (Grzezinski) Torzewski in South Bend, IN and was a lifelong area resident. Along with his parents; he was preceded in death by two sisters, Monica M. Peak;...
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Carolyn K. Kovacs

January 22, 1937 - December 16, 2016

Carolyn K. Kovacs, 79, of Granger (formerly of Osceola) passed away on Friday December 16, 2016 at the Hearth at Juday Creek. She was born on January 22, 1937, in South Bend, to the late Clement and Josephine (Mirocha) Grzeskowiak. Carol was also preceded in death by a brother, Frederick Grzeskowiak. Survivors include her sister, Sandra (Jim) Pontius of Mishawaka; two brothers, Thomas and...
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Wilma A. Veldman

January 22, 1927 - December 12, 2016

South Bend – Wilma Veldman, 89, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 12, 2016, surrounded by family. Wilma was born on January 22, 1927, in Vorden, the Netherlands, to Albertus and Maria Zents. Wilma was preceded in death by Peter Veldman, her loving husband of 61 years, her daughter, Audrey, granddaughter, Allison Edmonds, and siblings, Bertus Zents, Ans Zents, Riek Nyenhuis, Mary...
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Lucille F. "Lucy" Lubelski

January 17, 1925 - December 11, 2016

Lucille F. "Lucy" Lubelski, 91, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 1:20 p.m., Sunday, December 11, 2016, in the Golden Living Center – Mishawaka. Lucy was born on January 17, 1925 in South Bend, Indiana to Alexander and Celia (Pitula) Rajski, and was a lifelong resident. She retired from the former Goldblatts in the Town and Country Shopping Center. Lucy had also been employed with St....
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Irene F. Flowers

January 11, 1921 - December 11, 2016

In Loving Memory Irene Przybysz Flowers (95) died peacefully on December 11 of natural causes. Her husband, Harry, preceded her in 2013. A life-long resident of South Bend, Irene was the youngest daughter, born to John and Wanda Przybysz on January 11, 1921. She attended St. Stanislaus School and then during the war years, she worked in the defense industry for Ball Band and Bendix Industries....
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James Dunlap

March 28, 1938 - December 9, 2016

James Dunlap, 78, passed away on December 9, 2016 at Healthwin. James was born on March 28, 1938, in Fayette, Mississippi, to Willie and Izella (Durrell) Dunlap, both of whom preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his siblings; four brothers, Willie T., Charlie, Clemie and Leroy Dunlap; two sisters, Earnestine Beverly and Clara Anderson; and one granddaughter, Kristen Squire. On...
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Donald J. Haycock, C.S.C.

February 19, 1930 - December 9, 2016

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Rev. Donald J. Haycock, C.S.C., 86, died on Friday, December 9, 2016, at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Indiana. He was born on Feb. 19, 1930, in Hazelton, Pa., to Ross and Marie (Helferty) Haycock. He was received into the Congregation on Aug. 15, 1952; made his First Profession on Aug. 16, 1953; graduated from Stonehill College, Easton, Mass., in 1955; professed his Final...
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Anthony Klosowski

April 29, 1924 - December 9, 2016

Anthony "Tony" Klosowski 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 9, 2016 at Healthwin Specialized Care with his grandson and two sisters at his side. He was born April 29, 1924 in South Bend, Indiana. He was the son of Louis and Stella Klosowski, who preceded him in death. Anthony graduated from the former South Bend Catholic High School with the class of 1942. He was employed at Bendix...
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Ruby "Stella" Latowski

August 29, 1925 - December 8, 2016

Ruby "Stella" Latowski, 91, of South Bend, passed away on Thursday December 08, 2016 at Dujarie House in Holy Cross Village. She was born on August 29, 1925 in South Bend to the late Melvin and Margaret (Rock) Mosher. On August 2, 1947 in St. Matthew Cathedral she married Stephen Latowski, who survives. Also surviving are her four daughters, Margaret (Bud) Garrett of South Bend, Diana (Fred)...
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Ronald J. Wasowski, C.S.C.

March 31, 1946 - December 5, 2016

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Rev. Ronald J. Wasowski, C.S.C., 70, died on Monday, December 5, 2016 at the Holy Cross Residence at the University of Portland in Oregon. He was born in South Bend, Indiana on March 31, 1946 to Leo and Mary (Sotkiewicz) Wasowski. He attended St. Casimir Grade School for eight years and graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1964. In the fall of 1964 he entered the...
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William J. Scott

September 19, 1944 - December 4, 2016


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Arnold A. "Arnie" Cater

December 23, 1926 - December 4, 2016

Arnold A. "Arnie" Cater, 89, of South Bend, IN, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family at 3:08 p.m. Sunday, December 4, 2016, following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born on December 23, 1926 to the late Allen H. and Genevieve C. (Daniecki) Cater in Mosinee, WI, and was a lifelong resident of South Bend. Along with his parents; he was preceded in death by two...
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Clementine (Kubiak) Nye

December 4, 1921 - December 3, 2016

I've lived life and what a life it was. I've seen history, loved hard, laughed harder. I've cried and gotten knocked down, but have always gotten up. I have a lot to be thankful for. According to my wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Burial will be private. Remember me as I was and the memories we shared. Please donate to the Hospice, they are angels on earth and have made this...
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Anthony E. "Tony" Harman

July 8, 1944 - December 2, 2016

Anthony E. Harman, 72, of Walkerton, IN, passed away on December 2, 2016 in his home, surrounded by loved ones. He was born on July 8, 1944. On October 24, 1961 he married Patricia A. Parks, who preceded him in death on August 28, 1999. He is survived by his four sons, Scott (Nancy) Harman of Baroda, MI, Brian (Dolores) Harman of Walkerton, IN, Eric Harman of TN and Kelly (Wendy) Harman of South...
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Michael A. Muzzey

April 28, 1945 - December 2, 2016

Michael A. Muzzey, 71, of South Bend, passed away on Friday December 2, 2016 at Hospice House, South Bend. He was born on April 28, 1945, in South Bend, to the late Elisworth and Gladys Muzzey. On November 9, 1979 he married Linda Florence, who survives. Also surviving is his daughter, Lisa Muzzey of South Bend; three sons, Michael Jr. (Michele) and Martin Muzzey, both of Detroit, MI and Jeff...
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Karen C. Jozwiak

April 29, 1947 - November 30, 2016

Karen C. Jozwiak, 69, of Granger, Indiana passed away at 10:21 a.m. Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. Karen was born on April 29, 1947 in South Bend to Chester and Helene (Busko) Robaska, and was a lifelong resident. She had formerly been employed with Gurly Leep. On February 4, 1967, in South Bend she married Allen T. Jozwiak, who survives. Also surviving are...
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Doris Maxine Copelin

February 2, 1926 - November 29, 2016

Doris Maxine Copelin was a long time resident of South Bend, Indiana. In her later years of assisted living, she resided at The Milton Home in South Bend and later at Morningside Memory Care Center. Maxine was born in South Bend on February 2, 1926. She passed away of age related causes on November 29, 2016. She was the loving wife of John Copelin, who preceded her in death. She was the daughter...
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Dennis C. Opaczewski

January 18, 1948 - November 28, 2016

Dennis C. Opaczewski, 68, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 12:35 p.m. Monday, November 28, 2016, in The Milton Home. Dennis was born on January 18, 1948 in South Bend to Stanley C. and Harriet T. (Klota) Opaczewski, and was a lifelong resident. He had been employed with the Walmart Supercenter in the Indian Ridge Plaza, Mishawaka, Indiana. Dennis is survived by his three sisters, Darlene ...
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Janice M. Coffield

January 1, 1927 - November 27, 2016

Janice M. Coffield, 89, of South Bend, passed away on Sunday November 27, 2016 at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka. She was born on January 1, 1927, in South Bend, to the late Fred George and Mildred (Steis) Coffield. She was also preceded in death by an infant twin brother and sister and a brother, Fred Coffield. Janice is survived by her sister, Virginia Frazer of West Virginia,...
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Hilary J. Staszewski

December 1, 1923 - November 26, 2016

Hilary J. Staszewski, 92, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 5:25 p.m. Saturday, November 26, 2016, in the Sanctuary at St. Paul's. Hilary was born on December 1, 1923 in South Bend to Andrew and Helen (Kazmierzak) Staszewski and was a lifelong resident. He retired on February 5, 1986 from the South Bend Fire Department after 28 years of service. On September 8, 1951 in St. Stanislaus...
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Sister Rita Murphy (M. Anita), C.S.C.

November 17, 1926 - November 24, 2016

"Thanks be to God for this inexpressible gift!" (II Cor. 9:15) Such were the sentiments of Sister Rita Murphy (a.k.a. Sister Anita) throughout her life as she reflected on her vocation and ministry as a Sister of the Holy Cross for over 70 years. Sister Rita died at age 90 during the last hour of Thanksgiving Day in Saint Mary's Convent. For 24 years she was first a teacher of elementary and...
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Frank L. Kaniewski

January 4, 1928 - November 24, 2016

Frank Kaniewski, 88, formerly of South Bend, IN, passed away after a lengthy illness at Brookdale Assisted Living in Chandler, AZ. He was born on Jan. 4, 1928 in South Bend to Frank H. and Charlotte (Jankowiak) Kaniewski who preceded him in death along with his wife, Joan (Nowacki), of 55 years and his sister, Alice (Miller). After graduating from South Bend Catholic High School in 1946 he...
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Darlene M. Hoover

July 12, 1933 - November 23, 2016

Darlene M. Hoover 83, passed away quietly in her home Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Darlene was born in South Bend, Indiana on July 12, 1933. Darlene married Dale E. Hoover on April 30, 1955, who preceded her in death on May 8, 1998. Also preceded in death by Louis Walkowiak (Uncle Lefty), and her nephew, Kirk Walkowiak. Her parents, Louis & Lucille Walkowiak. Darlene was survived by...
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Lucille V. Thompson

February 23, 1918 - November 21, 2016

Lucille V. Thompson, 98, of Cincinnati, Ohio passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016 at St. Margaret Hall Nursing Home, Cincinnati. She was born February 23, 1918, in North Judson, Indiana to the late Edward and Grace Leslie Dahlke. On January 31, 1937, as Lucille V. Dahlke, she married Donald J. Thompson, who preceded her in death on January 24, 1982. She was preceded in death by her son,...
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Brother Thomas P. Tucker, C.S.C.

February 1, 1935 - November 20, 2016

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Br. Thomas Peter Tucker, C.S.C., 81, died at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Ind. on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. Br. Thomas was born Feb. 1, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan to Joseph and Esther (Cook) Tucker. He graduated from St. Alphonsus School in Dearborn, Michigan in 1950 and attended his first two years of high school at St. Alphonsus High School. He completed his last two years...
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George E. Branson

March 6, 1941 - November 18, 2016

George E. Branson, 75, of South Bend, IN, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2016 in his home. He was born on March 6, 1941 to the late Ralph O. and Josephine (Cramer) Branson in Parke County, IN, and has lived in South Bend since 1971, coming from Portsmouth, OH. Along with his parents; George was preceded in death by his son, David Branson in May of 2016; and a brother, Jackie Branson. ...
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Ronald F. "Tom" Moran

September 23, 1939 - November 17, 2016

Ronald "Tom" F. Moran, 77, of Granger, Indiana passed away at 11:41 a.m. Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana. Tom was born on September 23, 1939 in Hammond, Indiana to Francis and Eleanor (Andy) Moran. He had lived in the South Bend area since 1991, coming from the Calumet region. Tom retired from LTV Steel in East Chicago. He is survived by...
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Jane R. Gaski

March 10, 1918 - November 17, 2016

SOUTH BEND—Jane R. Gaski, 98, of South Bend passed away on November 17 at Center for Hospice Care in Roseland. Born in Chicago on March 10, 1918 to Frank X. Kindberg and Maude (Hanrath) Kindberg, Jane Ruth Kindberg Gaski was a beloved daughter, wife, mother, aunt, and friend. After childhood mainly in Chicago and Crown Point, Indiana, Jane Kindberg graduated from Crown Point High School...
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Rosemary A. Bare

August 21, 1931 - November 16, 2016

Rosemary A. Bare, 85, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 11:11 a.m., Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Hamilton Grove Greencroft Community, New Carlisle, IN. Rosemary was born on August 21, 1931, in South Bend, IN to John and Rosa (Mesaros) Haringer. On February 7, 1947, in South Bend, she married William H. Bare, who preceded her in death on November 29, 2011. She is survived by her daughter,...
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Eugene Kozlovich

December 12, 1926 - November 16, 2016

Eugene Kozlovich, 89, of Mishawaka, passed away on Wednesday November 16, 2016 at Waterford Estates, Mishawaka. He was born on December 12, 1926 to the late John M. and Molly D. (Dodyk) Kozlovich. On August 10, 1957, in Niles, MI, he married Carol A. Carlson, who survives. Also surviving are his daughters, Diana J. Stickl of South Bend and Janet K. Hamilton of Edwardsburg, MI; sons, Jeffrey G. ...
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Susanna M. Collins

October 18, 1943 - November 15, 2016

Susanna M. Collins, 73, of South Bend, IN, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles C. and Violet Vander Vanter; and her husband, David Collins. On October 23, 1999, as Susanna M. Young, she married David Collins in Middlebury, IN. He passed away on October 1, 2004. Susanna is survived by her two sons, David Young and John ...
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James R. Thomas

October 3, 1948 - November 15, 2016

James R. Thomas, 68, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in his home. He was born on October 3, 1948 in South Bend, Indiana to Ralph J. and Margaret J. (Latosinski) Thomas. James had lived in Fort Wayne for the past 16 years. He was the owner of American Espresso Catering of Fort Wayne where he was known and loved as the "Coffee Man". He also lived in...
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Stanley "Sparky" D. Sparazynski

May 10, 1923 - November 15, 2016

Stanley "Sparky" D. Sparazynski, 93, of South Bend, IN passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at Briarcliff Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Stanley was born May 10, 1923 to Vincent and Lucy (Witucki) Sparazynski. He was a lifelong resident of South Bend and attended Washington High School, where he played on the football team and was a drummer in the band. Stanley married Ruth A...
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Thomas Laszlo Locsi

August 14, 1950 - November 14, 2016

Thomas Laszlo Locsi, 66, of South Bend, passed away on Monday November 14, 2016 at Memorial Hospital. He was born on August 14, 1950, in South Bend, to the late Paul and Clementine (Nowacki) Locsi. On April 24, 1976 he married Judy Muszynski, who survives. Also surviving are his children, Amber (Brandon) Watson and Adam Locsi, both of South Bend; his grandson, Liam Laszlo Watson; and three...
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Fredrick I. Marlatt

June 22, 1928 - November 14, 2016

Fredrick I. Marlatt, 88, of South Bend, IN passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, November 14, 2016 at home. Fred was born on June 22, 1928 in Dearborn, MI to the late Norval and Irene (Onsgard) Marlatt. Fred grew up in rural Wisconsin on a farm in Arlington with his Aunt and Uncle, Jerry and Myrtle Falk who preceded him in death. Fred was also preceded in death by his only...
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Ralph W. Szymanski

October 27, 1925 - November 13, 2016

Ralph W. Szymanski, 91, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at his home. Ralph was born on October 27, 1925 in South Bend, Indiana to Ladislaus and Blanche (Brzezniak) Szymanski, and was a lifelong resident. He had been employed as a Firefighter with the South Bend Fire Department from 1951–1976. Ralph was also a private gardener and maintenance man for O.C....
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Mary Ann Sullivan

November 23, 1940 - November 12, 2016

Mary Ann (Wilson) Sullivan, aged 75, of Schubert Villa, Notre Dame, IN, died on November 12, 2016, after a long struggle with cancer. Mary was born on November 23, 1940, to Frederick X. Wilson and Mary F. (Sullivan) Wilson, in Washington, D.C. Her parents and her brother Thomas preceded her in death. She is survived by her brother Robert (Kathleen), her sister-in-law, Margaret Wilson, and by...
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Theresa I. Ellis

October 11, 1928 - November 10, 2016

Theresa I. Ellis of South Bend passed away November 10, 2016 at Hospice of South Bend. For decades, Theresa was a well known, popular and beloved waitress in South Bend. Born October 11, 1928 in Willkes- Barre Pennsylvania to an immigrant coal miner father, Adam Cherpak and an immigrant former Chicago Meatpacker mother, Mary (Kita) Wojcik, Cherpak, Theresa began her over sixty year server career...
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Dale "Eddie" Moss

April 15, 1935 - November 9, 2016

Dale "Eddie" Moss, 81, of Mishawaka, IN, passed away at 10:17 a.m. Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Memorial Hospital, as a result of an automobile/pedestrian accident. He was born on April 15, 1935 to the late Kenneth and Linda (Gaddy) Moss in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong area resident. Along with his parents; he was preceded in death by four sisters, Catherine, Anne, Jerry, and Pat; and...
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William "Bill" A. Ryan

September 24, 1938 - November 7, 2016

William A. Ryan, 78, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Monday, November 7, 2016 at Healthwin Specialized Care. He was born on September 24, 1938 in Paducah, Kentucky to the late Emery A. and Lorene (Rule) Ryan. On April 22, 1961 Bill married Sylvia Bukowski in St. Adalbert Catholic Church, South Bend, Indiana. Bill is survived by his wife Sylvia and one daughter, Kelly Reygaert of South...
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Eunice Marie Clark

January 31, 1923 - November 7, 2016

Eunice Marie Clark, 93, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away at 7:00 a.m., November 7, 2016 in her home. Eunice was born on January 31, 1923 in Redfield, South Dakota to Walter D. and Florence (Schroeder) Hughes. She had lived in New Carlisle for 69 years. Eunice had been employed in the restaurant business for over 30 years, starting at the age of 13. She had been employed with Miller's...
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John R. Jurek, Sr.

April 26, 1932 - November 5, 2016

John R. Jurek, Sr., 84, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 7:46 p.m. Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, IN, as a result of an automobile/pedestrian accident that occurred October 31, 2016. He was born on April 26, 1932 to the late Stanley and Theodora (Zawodny) Jurek in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong area resident. Along with his parents; he was preceded in death by...
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Mary E. Minter

February 5, 1930 - November 4, 2016

Mary E. Minter, 86, of Niles, MI, passed away Friday, November 4, 2016 in her home. She was born on February 5, 1930 in Risingsun, OH, to the late Roy L. and Nellie (Baker) Few. On August 20, 1951 she married Daniel Q. Minter, Jr., who preceded her in death on June 30, 2012. She was also preceded in death by a son, James Kevin Minter, a brother, Roy E. Few and a sister, Xenoline Gorrell. Mary is...
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Jean Murphy Westland

April 22, 1927 - November 4, 2016

Jean Murphy Westland, the first resident at Andre Place at Holy Cross Village, passed peacefully on Friday November 4, 2016. She was born on April 22, 1927, in Oak Park, IL, to the late Harry and Irene Murphy. She is survived by her loving daughter, Julia Westland of Nashville, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, her children, Tom, Suzanne and Mary and her brother Thomas...
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Mark A. Robinson

December 26, 1962 - November 3, 2016

Mark A. Robinson, 53, of New Carlisle, passed away Thursday November 3, 2016 in his home. He was born on December 26, 1962, in South Bend, to Duane M. and Shirley (Woosley) Robinson, who survive. Also surviving are his sister, Diane K. (Joseph) Szynal of LaPorte; two brothers, Richard (Kimberly) Robinson and Mike (Shannon) Robinson, both of New Carlisle; and by nieces and nephews, Adam, Tyler,...
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Gregory Harry Lyzun

August 9, 1944 - November 3, 2016

Gregory Harry Lyzun "Poppa Large" On November 3, 2016, Gregory passed away after a battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family and friends. He was 72 years old. Gregory was born in Stuttgart, Germany on August 9, 1944. He was the oldest of two children, and the son of Wasyl and Ewhenia Lyzun. Gregory is survived by his wife, Peggy A. Lyzun, beloved furry buddy Cooper, daughters,...
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James B. "Jimmy" Chodzinski

July 18, 1961 - November 1, 2016

A voice was quieted today as God called James B. Chodzinski (better known as Jimmy) in preparation for his "Homecoming." He passed away of congestive heart failure and many other complications (cancer, HIV, and neuropathy from head to toe). In the last years of his life, his doctors wanted to give him a double hip replacement and possible knee surgeries. He decided not to have drastic...
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Alecia A. Cottingham

January 28, 1950 - October 31, 2016

Alecia A. Cottingham, 66, of Mishawaka, Indiana passed away at 7:26 p.m. Monday, October 31, 2016, in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. Alecia was born on January 28, 1950 in Hustisford, Wisconsin to William and Emma (Televik) Brazeua. She is survived by her son, Jacob (Blaire) Cottingham of Noblesville, Indiana; her daughter Kellie (Chris) Cozad of Lafayette, Indiana; her grandson, Anson...
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Joseph P. Browne, C.S.C.

June 12, 1929 - October 30, 2016

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Rev. Joseph Peter Browne, C.S.C., 87, died at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Ind. on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. He was born the eldest of four children to George and Mary (Fahy) Browne on June 12, 1929, in Detroit, Mich. He graduated from De LaSalle Collegiate High School in 1946. Later that summer, he entered the University of Notre Dame and was received into the Congregation...
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