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Brown, Jane, 89, of South Bend, died Saturday; McGannHay.com , Granger
Joseph W. Mitchell
January 17, 1935 -January 19, 2015
Joseph William Mitchell, 80, passed away peacefully on Monday surrounded by loved ones.
Joe was born in Lumberton, NJ on January 17, 1935 to the late Joseph William and Alice (Thomas) Mitchell. On February 7, 1959 he married Julia Loretta Werz in Ft. Wayne, IN. He was an honorably discharged veteran of the Korean War. He found employment in the business he loved…Fly Fishing, founding his company River Tenders. He was also the founder of the St. Joseph River Valley Fly Fisherman’s Club. He was a long time member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Granger.
Survivors include his wife Julia L. Mitchell of Mishawaka; a daughter Denise (Pat) Parker of Granger; a son Michael J. (Dawn) Mitchell of Elkhart; two grandsons: Mitchell Parker and Brian Parker; his twin sisters: Monica (Bud) Evans and Mary Ann (Jerry) Tyner; three brothers Stan Mitchell, Johnny (Ilene) Mitchell and Billy Mitchell.
A funeral mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Joe on Friday January 30th at 11:30am at St. Pius X Parish, with Rev. Terry Coonan, Associate Pastor officiating. The family will receive guests from 10:30 – 11:30 am in the church prior to mass.
Memorial donations may be made to Julia Mitchell to help defray costs. To send condolences or share FISH STORIES and/or FISH PICTURES with the family log on to: www.McGannHay.com
Lucille Jane “Dolly” Simon
July 22, 1931 - January 17, 2015
Lucille Jane “Dolly” Simon, 83, passed away Saturday at 5:45am at Morningside Nursing and Memory Care Center.
Dolly as she
was known by her friends and family was born on July 22, 1931 in
Mishawaka to the late John Edward and Anna Dorothy (Stencel) Collins.
She was married on October 27, 1951 to Frank Geza “Sy” Simon who
survives of South Bend. She worked as a Procedure Writer at Data Link
before her retirement in 1993 after ten years with the company. She was a
member of St. Anthony dePadua Catholic Church. Dolly loved antiquing
with her family.
along with Sy are two daughters: Rebecca (Ronn Kirkwood) Simon and their
two children Ellie and Maggie Kirkwood all of Whitefish Bay, WI; and
Vickie (Mark) Wallace and their three children: Nicholas (Racheal)
Wallace and their daughter Willow Wallace and Matthew Wallace and his
children: Brayden and Avah Wallace; and Elizabeth Wallace all of
Perrysburg, OH. Also surviving is a sister Gladys Nowak of South Bend.
Along with her parents, Dolly was predeceased by her siblings: Ann Voss,
Virginia Micinski and Edward Collins.
family would like to thank Harbor Light Hospice for their kind help.
Special thanks goes to the staff at Morningside Nursing and Memory Care
Center for their loving care of Lucille.
services will be Tuesday at 1pm at McGann Hay Funerals | Cremations |
Gatherings, University Chapel, 2313 E. Edison near Ironwood, with Rev.
David Rupert, Pastor of St. Anthony’s officiating.
donation may be made in her memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research
Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.
To send condolences to the family or for directions lo on to: www.McGannHay.com.
James E. Huffman
March 20, 1937 - January 17, 2015
E. Huffman, 77, of Granger, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January
17, at 7:30pm at Memorial Hospital in South Bend. Jim was surrounded by
his family, who took great comfort knowing that he was met in Heaven by
God and his daughter, Cynthia, after a life very well lived.
Jim was born on March 20, 1937, in
Fort Wayne, to Clarence and Ruth Huffman. He joined the Marine Corps
Reserves at the age of 17. He graduated from South Side High School,
Fort Wayne, in 1955. Jim went to IU and Ball State before doing what he
really dreamed of, becoming a United States Marine. He was honorably
discharged in December, 1959.
Jim married Jean Ellen Kammerer on
December 20, 1959 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kendallville, IN.
They were blessed with four children: Deborah Ellen, Laura Elizabeth,
Cynthia Elaine and Matthew Edward.
Jim had a 42 year career with
International Harvester/Navistar. Jim was initially hired as a clerk
typist in 1960. Over many years, with great integrity and hard work, Jim
became a highly respected executive, leading teams in financial
analysis and manufacturing accounting. Jim traveled throughout the world
for International Harvester/Navistar; his favorite travels were to
Johannesburg, South Africa.
Job transfers and promotions took
Jim and Jean from Fort Wayne to Chicago to Springfield, OH; back to
Chicago and finally to Monterrey, Mexico. Jim retired in 2002. Jim and
Jean returned to their home state of Indiana, where they bought a home
in Granger. They also spent a lot of time with their family at their
lake cottage on Eagle Island on Waldron Lake. Jim worked hard throughout
his career, and he and Jean were an incredible team. Jim taught each of
his children to embrace their educations and careers and, equally
important, to always have fun at work. Jim and Jean were gracious and
generous hosts who loved to entertain guests in their homes. Jim was
also a fantastic storyteller; his stories will remain with us always.
moving to Granger, Jim and Jean have been very active with their
congregation at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Niles MI. He served as the
President of the congregation for the past 10 years. Jim believed very
much in giving back, and being kinder than necessary. He truly enjoyed
serving God and others while being a leader within his congregation.
Jim had recent health challenges,
and his family is grateful to Jim’s doctors and the many kind nurses and
health care professionals at Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph Regional
Medical Center, and Michiana Health and Rehabilitation Center. We are
also very appreciative of pastoral support from Jim’s dear friend and
pastor, Reverend Carl Bassett.
Jim leaves behind his wife of 55
years, Jean, and their children Deborah Deutsch (Dennis Barnum), Laura
Windahl (John), and Matthew Huffman (Kari). He was a wonderful Grampy to
Luke and Kendall Deutsch, Adam Voss and Justin Voss, Lily and Conor
James Huffman. Jim was preceded in death by his daughter, Cynthia, on
July 11, 2013, his parents, his mother and father-in-law, two
brother-in-laws, and a sister-in-law.
Visitation will be at McGann Hay
Funerals | Cremations | Gatherings, Granger Chapel 13260 SR 23, enter
off Cherry Rd., on Tuesday at 5-8pm. Funeral services will be at St
Paul’s Lutheran Church, Niles, MI on Wednesday, January 21 at 11:00am,
with family receiving visitors an hour prior to the
service. A dinner will follow in the
church Family Center. Burial will be at Zion Lutheran Church, Corunna,
IN on Thursday at with Pastor Carl Bassett presiding.
Memorials may be directed to St
Paul’s Lutheran Church. To send condolences to the family or for
directions log on to: www.McGannHay.com.
August 28,1916 - January 16, 2015
SOUTH BEND — Louie Ziker, 98, passed away on January 16, 2015.
Louie was born on August 28, 1916.
His parents Charles and Anna, and sisters Frances and Seema predeceased
him. Brother, Sy Ziker, lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Louie married Doris
“Tootsie” Yashun in Baltimore Maryland in 1943, prior to deployment
overseas to the European Theater. Louie was honorably discharged from
the U.S. Army in 1945 with the rank of Captain. Tootsie preceded him in
death in January 2003. After the war, Louie returned to South Bend and
founded the American Distributing Company, originally located on South
Michigan Street and then East Colfax. Louie remained in the business of
distributing auto and small engine parts until 1993.
Not one to stay idle in retirement,
Louie worked at Acme Air Filter, a company owned by his nephew, Chuck
Eder and then for Basney Ford driving the customer shuttle for awhile.
Louie also volunteered at Memorial Regional Cancer Center and kept busy
well into his late 80s. It was during this time, that he and Tootsie
lived in Copperfield Villas and developed long lasting friendships with
Tootsie and Louie had two children:
Barbara Ziker Brook and Fred Ziker; four grandchildren: Lisa Juffer,
Cara Hardin, Ben Ziker, and Dana Buschmann. Louie was blessed with nine
great grandchildren: Brandon, Cole and Samantha Juffer, Noah, Bennett
and Elliot Hardin, Daniel and Allison Ziker and Philippa Buschmann.
Louie’s extended family, whom he adored as his own children, were: Linda
and Ken Sumner, Chuck and Dvorah Eder, Rob Eder and Mel and Sally
Louie was a member of Temple
Beth-El, South Bend for over 50 years and participated in many Jewish
organizations. Louie loved life, travel, and a good meal. He thrived on
his social contacts at the public library, O’Brien Center, restaurants
and grocery stores. He was a loyal and devoted friend. Louie had a great
run through life, may he now rest in peace.
Special thanks go to the caregivers
at The Milton Home, South Bend, and Harbor Light Hospice who made the
last years of his life comfortable.
The funeral service will be held
Monday at 1:00pm at McGann Hay, Forest G. Hay Funeral Home, 435 S.
Ironwood, Dr. with burial to follow at the Hebrew Orthodox Cemetery in
Mishawaka. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple Beth-El
Food Pantry or a charity of the donor’s choice. To send condolences to
the family or for directions log on to: www.McGannHay.com.
David W. Willis
September 22, 1949 - January 14, 2015
Willis, 65, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving
family January 14, 2015. He fought a courageous battle with colon cancer
and Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
22, 1949, he was the son of the late Joseph and Barbara (Kuespert)
Willis. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Willis and
Terry Kuespert, Sr.
On March 27, 1976, David married the love of his life, Teresa Ann Sexton. She survives.
Also left to
cherish his memory are two daughters and their husbands, who he loved
like his own sons: Amy (Monty) Pellow, and Anne (Steve) Held; sister,
Barbara (Mick) Bowen; four brothers, Tim, Chuck (Laurie), Rich and Jack
(Norma) Willis; and five grandchildren, Clayton and Kennedie Held,
Alexis Achterberg, and Skylar and Frances Pellow, all of South Bend.
Dave was Union
member of OPCMIA Local 692, area 101, and retired after 30 years of
service. He was a devoted family man and an avid Notre Dame Fan. He
enjoyed being in the outdoors, fishing, mushroom hunting, and being at
Chain-O-Lakes Conservation Club, where he was a life long member.
While proudly serving in the Army,he did a tour in Vietnam in 1969, and was honorably discharged in 1970.
service with military honors will be held on Sunday, January 18th at 2PM
at Chain-O-Lakes Conservation, 26230 Southport Drive, South Bend, IN
46628. Please wear Notre Dame colors-blue, green or gold.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the family to help cover medical expenses.
To send condolences, please visit www.McGannHay.com.
Dorothy Shapiro Fromm
May 14, 1916 - January 12, 2015
Shapiro Fromm 98, was born on May 14,1916 in Fargo, North Dakota. Her
parents, Sadie and Morris Shapiro and her older brother, Louis have all
preceded her in death.
On January 16, 1938, Dorothy
married Alfred Fromm in Fargo. Al preceded her in death this past March
after 76 years of marriage. Dorothy and Al had two children: a daughter,
Barbara Cohen (Niessen) of South Bend and Gary Fromm (Nana) of
Mishawaka. The Fromm’s had 4 grandchildren: Mimi Dell (Douglas) of
Arvada, CO, Cary Cohen (Mishelle) of Indianapolis, IN. Jason Fromm
(Nicole Tester) of Gainesville, FL, and Adam Fromm (Kathleen) of
Elmhurst, IL. They also had 6 great grandchildren: Michael and Matthew
Dell, Kayla Cohen, and Sophia, Nora, and Amelia Fromm. Dorothy was
affectionately called “Mom” by both her children, her grandchildren and
her great grandchildren.
Back in the
1940’s while putting her husband Al through Dental School in Chicago,
Dorothy worked as a war secretary and became the supervisor of many
young women. Later while raising her family in South Bend, she served
for over 15 years as a youth advisor for BBYO, (B’nai Brith Youth
Organization). In the late 70’s she was honored with a distinguished
Gold Key award and the Hyman Maza Memorial Award for her outstanding and
devoted years of service to the Jewish youth of South Bend.
loved by many people during her life in the South Bend community.
Although she was small in stature, she was big in heart! She possessed a
quiet, sweet and gentle nature with lovely soft skin and hands. Dorothy
took great pride in her appearance by making certain she had the
perfect shoes, necklace and purse to go with each dress in her closet.
Dorothy was quite a lady!
Fromm family wishes to express gratitude and deep appreciation to Rose
Riley, for her loving and devoted care for Dorothy during her last
service will be held on Wednesday, January 14th, at 1:00pm, McGann Hay
Funeral Home at 435 S. Ironwood Dr. with burial following at the Hebrew
Orthodox Cemetery in Mishawaka. Memorial remembrances may be made to
Sinai Synagogue 1102 E. LaSalle Ave. South Bend, IN 46617, or to the
IUSB School of Dental Hygiene, Dorothy Fromm Scholarship Award Fund, ℅
Anne McGraw P.O. Box 7111 South Bend, IN 46634.
For condolences or directions log on to: www.McGannHay.com.
Michael F. Payne
February 181953 - December 26, 2014
Michael Frederick Payne, born
February 18, 1953 to Edward Dale Payne and Florence Mae Johnson in St.
Joe, Michigan, left this life to be with The Lord December 26th 2014.
He graduated from New Buffalo High
School in 1971 and was married to and divorced from Tammy Lynn Poff.
Mike, as his friends knew him, has one son; Jeremy Lee Payne; and three
grandchildren; Phineas, Colt and Grace Payne. He is also survived by one
brother, Ron; and one sister, Laurie; their children, Montessa Payne
(Tim) Young, and Monique Payne (Brian) Schilling; and their children.
Mike had many friends and was a
council to others throughout his life. He was a Christian and a man of
peace. He was a self-employed carpenter for many years. Mike loved to
hunt and fish. He was inspired by music and loved to ride his
motorcycle. His favorite way to spend his time was with his
grandchildren. Without materialistic riches, he left a lasting legacy of
Memorial services will be held at
Calvary Tabernacle on Saturday, January, 24th 2015 at 11:00 AM.
October 28, 1946 - Janurary 7, 2015
Mel Feferman, 68, passed away on Wednesday, January 07, 2015, at Memorial Hospital.
Mel was a lifelong resident of South
Bend, and for the past several years resided at Ironwood Health and
Rehab Center. Often referred to as a “perpetual scholar,” shortly after
graduating from John Adams High School, Mel began a 50 year journey of
study and learning which continued until his death. A man of vast
intellect, Mel was as comfortable on the floor playing board games with
children, as he was discussing French philosophy over a cup of coffee.
His purity of heart, gentle manner, and playful sense of humor, truly
endeared Mel, to those who knew and cared for him.
Born into the union of Henry
Feferman and Louise Sandock, Mel was preceded in death by both of his
parents. Surviving to cherish his memory are his sisters: Rochelle
Feferman Roenfeldt of Wichita Falls, TX, Anne Feferman of South Bend,
IN, and his brother, Bennett Feferman of Norristown, PA. He is also
survived by his loving cousins, Louis and Diane Sandock, who cared for
him as a brother.
Funeral services will be held at
2:30 pm, on Friday, January 9th, at the McGann Hay, Forest G. Hay
Chapel, 435 S. Ironwood Drive in South Bend. Burial will immediately
follow at Hebrew Orthodox Cemetery on Jefferson and Logan, in Mishawaka.
Rabbi Shoshana Feferman will officiate.
The family wishes to thank Mel’s
friends and guardians at Real Services who worked to insure Mel’s care
and wellbeing. Their efforts helped to provide Mel’s friends and family
an opportunity to enjoy their time with Mel and provided for a more
In lieu of flowers, the family asks
that donations, in memory of Mel Feferman, be made to: Real Services,
1151 S. Michigan St., South Bend, IN 46601.
Condolences and directions: www.McGannHay.com.
Magdalyn "Tags" Ball
April 17, 1921 - January 4, 2015
Magdalyn Ball, better known as "Tags," died on Sunday, January fourth,
2015, at the age of 93.Tags died peacefully after a long and wonderful
life, and was surrounded by members of her family.
Tags was born April 17, 1921, in Mishawaka, Indiana, and lived the majority
of her adult life in South Bend, Indiana.
After successfully suing the Board of Realtors for refusing to allow women
with children under the age of 21 into the profession, Tags went on to
become one of the top real estate agents in the greater South Bend area. It
was a career she loved, along with the many people she helped find their
perfect "home". Tags was a member of
the Daughters of Isabella, Notre Dame Circle and Zonta International.
Tags was preceded in death by her late husband, Richard William. She is
survived by four daughters: Susan Laurie of Boston, Mass., Rebecca Wszolek
of Nassau, Bahamas, Deborah Schnell of Cincinnati, OH.,, and Mary Miller of
Peoria, Illinois, and a son, James Ball of Columbus, OH. Tags also leaves
behind 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Her sister Elsie
Baldonie, of South Bend, is her only surviving sibling.
A celebration of the Mass of
Christian Burial will be held on Friday Jan. 9, 2015 at St. Anthony
dePadua Catholic Church where she was a long time member with Rev. David
Rupert, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery,
Mishawaka. Friends may call on Thursday from 5-7pm at McGann Hay
Funerals | Cremations | Gatherings, University Chapel, 2313 E. Edison
Rd. near Ironwood.
Memorial donations in Tags’ memory
may be directed to St. Anthony’s Parish, 2120 E. Jefferson Blvd., South
Bend, IN 46615 or to the donor’s own favorite charity.
To send condolences to the family or for directions log on to:www.McGannHay.com.
Doris M. Chrastil
May 29, 1919 - January 4, 2015
Doris Marie Chrastil died in her
home on Sunday, January 4, 2015, at the age of 95. She was surrounded by
Doris was born in Gosper County, Nebraska, to Marie Debban (Puls) and Arthur Henry Debban.
She grew up on a farm during the era
of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. It instilled in her a
respect for hard work, a strong determination to do one’s best, and a
deep, abiding faith.
While she was working in a creamery
in Kearney, Nebraska, she met the love of her life, the late Clarence C.
(Herb) Chrastil, whom she married on March 8, 1941. They had three
children, the late Margaret A. Bell (Robert), Roger A. Chrastil of South
Bend, and Marilyn S. Thompson (Jon) of Granger.
Doris’s family was her pride and
joy. She had nine grandchildren, Robert Bell (Stephanie McCune Bell),
Thomas Bell (Jackie), Anne Lewis (Phil), Michael Bell (Maureen), Michael
Chrastil (Ying), Rachel Chrastil (John Fairfield), Elizabeth Chrastil
(Berney Peng), Stephanie Termont (Keith), and Andrew Hurst (Sara). She
is survived by 16 great-grandchildren, Elliot Stoetzel, Dianna McCune,
Jennifer Fansler, Romey Bell, Madison Bell, Baylee Bell, Brett Bell,
Alyssa Bates, Abigail Bates, Dalton Bates, Joe Bell, Bridget Bell,
Brandon Termont, Collin Termont, Mason Termont, and Ashlyn Termont. She
is also survived by her sister, Audrey Ems, (Pete) and several nieces
and nephews. Sarah, Doug, and Emma Booher, Rebecca and Ryan Boyle, and
Josh and Jenn Thompson joined her family circle when Doris' daughter
married Jon Thompson.
Doris lived the majority of her
adult life in Indiana, in South Bend and Muncie. Her love of
card-playing, polka-dancing, and rooting for the Cubs was known by all
her family and friends. She will be remembered for her kindness, her
devotion to her faith, her positive attitude, and her gracious
acceptance of whatever life presented. A member of Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church in South Bend, she was very active as a volunteer at St.
Paul’s Retirement Community, where she had lived since 2000. In 2006,
at age 86, she was nominated as a 2006 Michiana 55 Plus Outstanding
Friends may offer condolences from 4
to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the McGann Hay, Granger Chapel, 13260 SR23,
enter off Cherry Rd. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on
Thursday, January 8, at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 17195 Cleveland
Road, South Bend. Burial will follow at Southlawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.
To send online condolences, or for directions, please visit www.McGannHay.com
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