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Clifford K. "Chip" Fiordalis
                                  September 15, 1947 -- December 24, 2012

SOUTH BEND -- On Christmas Eve, Clifford K. “Chip” Fiordalis quietly left his body, bringing to a close a remarkable lifetime.  He was, in essence, a true humanist: poet, philosopher, artist and educator, who cheered as loudly as anyone for his favorite sports teams.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he attended Hawken School, excelling in football and wrestling.  During summer breaks from Hanover College (Indiana), he worked as a cartoonist in the advertising department of Republic Steel.  He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at Hanover and participated in intramural sports.  Upon graduation, he joined Hawken’s faculty and discovered the passion of his life: teaching!

Chip’s classrooms were vibrant, his students engaged and delightful.  At the same time,
he found himself asking deeper questions about the human experience and decided to continue his studies at Princeton Theological Seminary, earning a Master of Divinity degree.  He then returned to teaching, accepting a position teaching English at The Stanley Clark School.  Over the years, his ability to transform a classroom into an extraordinary adventure became legendary.  He was both a strict grammarian and a creative writer, and his students soared on the wings of his example and encouragement.  He also served Stanley Clark as Head of the Middle School.

In 1979, rheumatoid arthritis forced his retirement from Clark and he received medical treatment at the University of Michigan Hospitals (replacement hips, knees and ankles).  Dealing with the physical and emotional trauma of disability was a daily challenge for him but as those who knew him discovered, he did far more than endure.  He sought the silver lining in life and persevered with incredible vigor, patience and courage.  His lightness of heart, humor and generosity of spirit were a source of wonder and inspiration for virtually everyone whose life he touched.  He founded the Michiana Center for Independent Living (later, Cliffcor Medical), a small business providing equipment for disabled persons.  He also continued teaching and, after closing the business in 2007, focused exclusively on tutoring and home-schooling children until his death.

Chip was also a talented poet and artist, leaving a substantial body of work.  If you have any of his pieces you would like to share (or anecdotes of time spent with him), please let us know at chipfiordalis@gmail.com.  He was, as well, a philosopher, drawing wisdom from the heart of his own experience.  His worldview was founded on his life and his life was anchored in love.  As we bid him farewell, we can say with gratitude that we are richer in spirit because we knew him.  Job well done, Chip.  Rest well earned!

Chip is survived by his former wife and best friend, Christine Fiordalis, his son and daughter-in-law, David Fiordalis and Jill Mann, his two grandchildren, Leela and Nima (the apples of his eye), and a daughter, Victoria Rose Fiordalis.  His four brothers, Vincent Fiordalis II, Charles J. Fiordalis, Stuart C. Fiordalis and Gary W. Fiordalis, also survive.  His parents, Vincent Fiordalis and Charlotte W. Fiordalis, preceded him in death.  McGann Hay is handling current arrangements.  A celebratory memorial service will be held at a later date (notice to be posted)


Elmer J. Danch
                                               Dec. 12, 1913 - Dec. 26, 2012


SOUTH BEND - Elmer Joseph Danch, 99, passed away after a brief illness at 5:05 pm in Dujare House at Holy Cross Village. Born to Hungarian immigrants who located in South Bend, Elmer was the eldest child of Michael A. Danch Sr. and Therese (Nagy) Danch both of whom are deceased.

On September 1, 1937 at St. Patrick's Church in South Bend, Elmer married Angela M. Hertel, a co-worker he met while employed at the South Bend News Times. The couple enjoyed 65 wonderful years of marriage before Angela passed away on January 2, 2003.

During their marriage, Elmer and Angela adopted three chldren who continue to live in the Michiana area. They are Mary Sparks (Jeff), David Danch and Michael Danch (Conie). Additional survivors include grandchildren Laura Weaver (Mark), Lisa Brammer (Michael), Elizabeth Badics (Rick), Sara Martinez (Louis), Ellen Emery Michael), Stephen Danch, Thomas Sparks, Mary Angela Sparks; two step-grandchildren, Michael Frank (Christina) and Brian Frank; twenty great-grandchildren, one step grand-child and one great-great-grand child.

Also surviving are Elmer's sisters Elsie Horvath and Evelyn Szucs, both of South Bend. Two brothers, Alfred and Michael preceeded Elmer in death.

A journalist at heart and one who loved sports, Danch began his career while still in high school (age 15) writing sports for the South Bend News Times. He remained with the paper after his high school graduation (he was a member of Riley High School's first grauation class in 1931) until the paper closed in 1938. Working assignments included covering Notre Dame football and Coach Knute Rockne along with high school basketball games played by South Bend Central under Coach John Wooden.

Danch stayed in the newspaper business as a reporter for the South Bend Tribune leavng around 1949 to become Studebaker's supervisor of publications, a job that included being the editor of the company newspaper and also working in the advertising department. After Studebaker closed in 1965, Elmer was named director of advertising and public relations at Da-Lite Screen Co. in Warsaw, Indiana, a post he held until he retired in 1985.

During much of his working career and even into some of his retirement years, Danch had been a free lance writer/stringer for the Catholic Diocesan newspaper "Our Sunday Visitor" now known as Today's Catholic. This part of his love affair with journalism lasted some 62 years.

A sample of his community involvement includes his work with the Knights of Columbus and the Sierra Club, holding lifetime membership in both orgainizations. He is a past Grand Knight of Santa Maria Council 553 and was a member of the Fourth Degree of the Father J. A. Nieuwland Assembly. For 16 years he served as President of the Inter City Catholic League which oversees the Catholic grade school athletic programs in our area.

A huge Notre Dame fan, Elmer enjoyed his many years working in the Notre Dame Press Box for home football games as well as  traveling to see the Irish play on the road.

A member of St. Matthew Cathedral parish in South Bend since 1950, Elmer has been on the Parish Council, been part of the usher program,and served as a lector at Mass and other services.

Our family would like to thank the Holy Cross Brothers, the staff, healthcare providers and residents of Dujare House and the doctors and nurses at St. Joseph Medical Center, all who befriended our dad and took care of him.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bishop Joseph R. Crowley Education Fund at St. Matthew Cathedral, 1701 Miami St., South Bend, IN 46613 or to the building fund at St. Joseph High School, 453 Notre Dame Ave., South Bend, IN 46617.


A memorial Mass and burial service for Elmer J. Danch will be held at a later date.
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Virginia Lee Thornton
                                       February 25, 1921  -- December 27, 2012

SOUTH BEND -- Virginia Lee Thornton 91, of South Bend passed away peacefully on December 27th at The Sanctuary at St. Paul’s in South Bend. She was born February 25th 1921 to the late Charles and Lucretia McCreary of South Bend. She married Edward H. Merrill on September 28th, 1940 and had three sons, Edward H. Merrill III of Clermont, FL, Christopher A. (Sandra) Merrill of Niles, MI and Marc O. Merrill, R.Ph. of Mishawaka, IN. Virginia Lee has five grandchildren, Chris, Jr., Lori, Kristin, Edward IV and Marla and nine great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren. In October 1965 she married David Thornton who preceded her in death in August 1995. David was always a bright light and guiding inspiration in her life. They were members of the Cathedral of St. James in South Bend. She also had two sisters who preceded her in death. Agnes Marie Stroup and Carol Ann Peters. In July 1996 Virginia Lee married Robert Peters who preceded her in death in September 2004.

Virginia Lee attended College at St. Mary’s and went to Buffalo, NY to study portraiture painting with renowned artist Laslo Szabo.  Virginia Lee enjoyed making people happy with her portraits. When she closed her studio she counted that she had painted just under three thousand commissioned portraits. Her entire life was devoted to painting and sailing National-One Design boats. Virginia Lee belonged to the Hoosier Art Patrons Association, South Bend Art Center, Michiana Academy of Art, the Northern Indiana Artist Association, Chicago Art Institute, Midland Academy of Art and the Fairfield Glade Art Guild.

“ Art Alone Remains… It outlasts the throne, the coin, Tiberius” Henry Austin Dobson

Virginia Lee was at home many places including South Bend/Mishawaka, Indiana, Coldwater, Michigan, Leesburg and Hawthorn, Florida, and Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. She loved her many dogs, Princess, Samantha, Tweedie, Tinkerbell, Monet, Jeffrie, Amber and Buddy. She trained her black Great Dane “ Mannix” who took 1st place in the New York Dog show. Some of her fondest memories were of visiting her son Ed (Skipper) in Orlando, Florida, watching her Son Chris’s construction projects and Sandy’s home decorations and riding the pontoon boat on the St. Joe River with Marc and the dogs. Virginia Lee would like to extend her gratitude for her care at the Sanctuary of St. Paul’s especially Kristin, Dr. Robert Kolbe, Dr. Kevin Danehy and Dr. Michael O’Connell.


Visitation will be held at the McGann Hay Granger Chapel, 13260 SR 23 (enter off Cherry Rd), from 6pm till 8pm Friday December 28th with the funeral service Saturday 11am at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. James, 117 North Lafayette Blvd., South Bend, Indiana 46601-1507.  Memorial donations may be made to the: St. James Cathedral, 117 N. Lafayette Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601.

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Mary Jane Sloboda
                                            August 4, 1922 – December 25, 2012

MISHAWAKA -- Mary Jane Sloboda, 90, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Christmas Day, in the Milton Home.  She was born in South Bend on August 4, 1922 to Claude and Mary (Storm) Rhinehart.
 
Mary Jane lived in South Bend until 1983 when she moved to Mishawaka.  On July 2, 1949 she married Stephen Nemes he passed away in 1957. On March 21, 1959 she married John Sloboda he died in 1993.  Her sister also preceded her in death in 1972.  Surviving is a niece Vivian Bodle of Mishawaka. A step-son William (Marion) Sloboda of South Bend and his family.  A granddaughter Sherry Sloboda and great-grandson Brison Martin.  She was a graduate of Riley High School in 1941 and the South Bend College of Commerce.  She was a member of the Riley Lunch Bunch and was on the committees for the Riley Alumni Reunions.  She was a past member of the St. Joseph Medical Auxillary.  She also belonged to the Euchre Clubs at Battell Center and at Howard Park.
 
Visitation will be from 11am to 1pm Friday at the McGann Hay, Forest G. Hay Funeral Home, 435 S. Ironwood Dr. at Jefferson, with the funeral service at 1pm in the funeral home.  Private burial will follow at Highland Cemetery.




William L. "Grumpy" Grisley
                                  August 2, 1935 – December 20, 2012

SOUTH BEND -- William L. “Grumpy” Grisley, 77, passed away December 20, 2012 in Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle with leukemia.

Born August 2, 1935, he was the son of the late William and Gertrude (Schrader) Grisley. A sister, Betty Kusse, also preceded him in death.

On June 2, 1956, William married Ruth Houp. She survives. Also surviving are two children, Jim Grisley and Linda Villwock, both of South Bend; sister, Beverly (John) Wien of Mishawaka; a granddaughter, Anne (Bruce) Burgamy of Mishawaka; and two great-grandchildren, Will and Abby.

William and Ruth had 56 years of wedding bliss. They loved to travel and had been to many places all over the world, including Ireland, Hawaii and Sweden. He retired after 33 years as an engineer at Bendix. He also proudly served our country in the Army.

Per his request, cremation will take place and there will be no services.

Memorial donations may be made to the Center for Hospice Care, 111 Sunnybrook Ct., South Bend, IN 46637 or to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services,  P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

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John H. Quigley
John H. Quigley died Saturday (Dec. 15) at Dujarie House in Holy Cross Village.
John was born Jan.12, 1918 to Madeline Henry Quigley and John P. Quigley in Chicago.
He married Suzanne Waters, also of Chicago, on Sept. 20, 1941.  Shortly after the birth of their first child, he was sent with the U.S. Army to France, where he served throughout the Second World War.
After the war he returned to Chicago and worked for J.E. Merrion Co., developing housing on the city’s South Side.  He later worked in sales for the Northwestern Mutual Life and the Great West Life insurance companies.  Reluctant to retire in his later years, John went to work as a salesman for Idlewood Electric, remaining there until 2005.
His many hobbies included the cultivation of bonsai trees, an art in which he became a widely consulted expert.  He also served enthusiastically as a Eucharistic minister for Holy Family Parish in Chicago and for Divine Word Parish in Techny, Ill., and was never so happy as when bringing to the poor and the wealthy alike the Body of Christ.
After suffering a stroke in 2006, he moved to Schubert Villa in Holy Cross Village, where he was among the first laymen to be welcomes by the Brothers of Holy Cross, whose hospitality he greatly enjoyed until his death.
John was preceded in death by his wife in 1979, as well as by his brothers Thomas, William, Daniel and Robert, his brother-in-law Kevin O’Toole and sister-in-law Kathleen Alport.
He is survived by his children, Karen Ann Baker, and Margaret Quigley Garvey (Michael) of South Bend; his siblings, Rosemary O’Toole of Chicago, Bernard (Jean) Quigley of Springfield, Ill., Francis (Margaret) Quigley of Libertyville, Ill.; his grandchildren, Michael F. Garvey and Joseph B. Garvey (Shannon) of Seattle and Monica T. Garvey of Dublin, Ireland; and a host of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
His children are grateful to the staff of Schubert Villa and Dujarie House for the kindness and excellent care John received from them over the last six years.


A Mass in John’s memory will be celebrated Jan. 12 (Sat.) at 11:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Holy Cross Chapel in Dujarie House.  McGann Hay assisted the family.
Memorial contributions may be sent to:

Brothers of Holy Cross Mission Center
           P.O. Box 406
           Notre Dame, IN 46556

                       or

Holy Family Parish
           1080 West Roosevelt Road
           Chicago, IL 60608

                       or

           Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
           14 Pennsylvania Plaza
           Suite 1710
New York, NY 10122
           Or online at: www.ocrf.org


Frances Vitale Rappelli

                                     June 29, 1927 – December 15, 2012

MISHAWAKA -- Frances Vitale Rappelli,85, passed away peacefully December 15, 2012 at 11:15PM at Michiana Rehab after a brief illness.
Born June 29, 1927 in Italy, Frances was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Vita (Castellucci) Vitale. She married Joseph Anthony Rappelli July 28, 1956. He preceded her in death August 3, 2003.

She leaves behind two sons, Dominic (Karen) Rappelli of Dowagiac, Michigan and Joe Rappelli of South Bend, Indiana; four grandchildren,  Joe Rappelli, Jr., Rachel (Todd) Rappelli Kleiman, Nicholas Rappelli, and Dominic Rappelli Jr., one great-grandchild, Aleah Jane Kleiman; sister-in-law, Leean C. Rappelli of South Bend; and many wonderful grand-nieces and nephews.

Frances was the co-owner of Guiseppe's Restaurant with her late husband, Joseph and late sister-in-law, Mary K. Rappelli, for 43 years.

She had been a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where she was a faithful member of the Rosary before Mass.  She enjoyed many years of cooking beside her husband at Guiseppes and hosting holiday parties at the farm for family and friends. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will greatly missed.

Friends may call from 3-7PM, with a Vigil Service at 5PM, on Tuesday at the McGann Hay, Granger Chapel, 13260 SR23, enter off Cherry Rd. Funeral services will be on Wednesday at the funeral home at 1PM. Burial will follow at Southlawn Cemetery.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Center for Hospice Care, 111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN  46637.

To send condolences or for directions, please visit www.McGannHay.com

 


Elsie M. Allen
                                       March 6, 1926 – December 12, 2012

ELKHART-Elsie M. Allen, 86, passed away peacefully December 12, 2012.

Born March 6, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Jessie (Jones) Lemons. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Albert Baltimore; second husband, Harold Allen; grand-daughter, Tammy; and great-granddaughter, Salina.

Elsie is survived by two children, Gene (Sandy) Lemons of Manchester, TN, and Sylvia (Warren) Bolton of Niles; 4 grandchildren, Connie (Jeff) Chupp of Edwardsburg, and Tracy (Lisa), Shawn and Danny Lemons, all of Manchester, TN; and two sisters, Helen Swann of TN and Ellen (Willis) Spry of Elkhart. She is also survived by 17 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

Elsie loved the Lord and her family more than anything. She had a heart of gold and even though she didn’t have much money, she’d give everything she could to make others happy. She enjoyed dancing and was a member of the American Legion where she will be remembered for dancing up a storm.

Funeral services will be on Monday at Noon at the McGann Hay, Forest G. Hay Chapel, 435 S. Ironwood Dr., with visitation one hour prior. Private burial will follow.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the family to help cover funeral expenses.

To send condolences, please visit www.McGannHay.com



Dr. Sandra Winicur
                                  October 4, 1939 -- December 8, 2012

SOUTH BEND -- Dr. Sandra Winicur—educator, biologist, writer, mother, friend—succumbed to complications from multiple myeloma on December 8, 2012, after battling the disease for more than 20 years. She faced it bravely and with a quiet grace that often belied the difficulty of her struggle, and her manner served as an inspiration to those who knew and loved her. Sandra is survived by her son, Zev Winicur of Indianapolis, IN, and his family: wife Shirah and sons Omri and Micah; and by her daughter, Paula Winicur of New Canaan, CT, and her family: husband Christopher Madden and daughter, Tess.

Born and raised in the Bronx, Sandra attended the prestigious Bronx High School of Science and went on to earn a bachelor's degree from Hunter College, a masters degree from the University of Connecticut, and a doctorate from Cal Tech, all in biology. Following graduate school, she settled in South Bend to teach at Indiana University South Bend. During her more than 30 years as a professor at IUSB (from 1970-2004), Sandra taught a variety of courses that ranged from introductory biology to more specialized offerings, including physiology, biology of aging, biology of women, and the image of women scientists in literature. She also taught biology courses to students attending the nursing school at IUSB. She touched the lives of many students during her tenure, and would often run into those who recalled both her and her courses with great fondness. Sandra was a member of the National Association of Biology Teachers, and she started the Four-Year College Section of the NABT. She received the Indiana University Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) award in 1991, IUSB Distinguished Teaching award in 1992, and Herman Frederic Lieber Award for excellence in teaching in 1993. She also judged science fairs from elementary through high school, including the South Bend Hebrew Day School, and the Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

She was active in the South Bend Jewish community, and was a member of both Temple Beth-El and Hebrew Orthodox Synagogue. She participated in torah study groups and Temple book clubs, taught Religious school, and taught science at Bais Yaakov Junior High School for girls.

As a mother, she filled every day with fun discoveries and adventures. She took this role to heart, not only for her own children, but for all young people she encountered. She was a mentor to many, and helped guide and shape lives and careers.

Sandra was also an avid writer and reader who actively engaged both pursuits in the form of writing workshops and book clubs. She excelled at the short form memoir, in which she related a personal story, more often than not from her youth. Sandra wrote honestly, unflinchingly, and with great humor about the people who shaped her, and in telling their stories, she told her own.

Sandra will be greatly missed by her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, her family has asked that donations be made to Temple Beth-El (305 South Madison Street, South Bend, IN 46601), or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (383 Main Avenue, 5th floor, Norwalk, CT 06851, www.themmrf.org). Inspired by them, Sandra and her daughter co-founded the Michiana Multiple Myeloma Support Group in 2008, and it is partly due to the Foundation's tireless work that she was able to be with us for so long.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 11th, at 1:00 pm at Temple Beth-El, burial afterwards at Hebrew Orthodox Cemetery.
 
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Raylena J. Smith
                             October 27, 1964 – December 6, 2012

SOUTH BEND—Raylena J. Hughes Smith, 48, passed away Thursday at Hospice House.
 
She received an Associates Degree from Brown Mackie College and was employed as a Registered Veterinary Tech at Clayview Animal Clinic. Raylena loved the Indianapolis Colts and loved people. She was born in Richmond, IN and moved here twenty years ago.
 
Left to cherish her memory are: her husband Mark Smith, of South Bend, whom she married in Jamaica on July 26, 2011; a daughter Jennifer “Jenny” Hughes and a son David Hughes both of Mishawaka; a sister Carol Lewis (Ron) Ciesielski of South Bend; a half sister Lacinda Lewis; two step sisters: Lisa Lewis and Lori Brown all of Richmond; Mark’s children: Josie Smith; and Heather (Ben) Hunter both of South Bend and her dog Leo.  She was preceded in death by her brother Ron Lewis. A celebration of Raylena’s life will be held at a later date.
 
Her request was to be cremated and her ashes will be buried at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park.  Memorials donations may be made in her memory to: Center for Hospice Care, 111 Sunnybrook Ct., South Bend, IN, 46637.
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Eunice Emerick

                                         May 7, 1925 – December 5, 2012

SOUTH BEND-Eunice Emerick died peacefully on Dec. 5, 2012 at the age of 87.

On July 26, 1943 she married the love of her life Arthur Donald Emerick. They shared 64 years of marriage until he died Dec. 8, 2007.

Their children were the center of her life…and oh yes she lived for bowling.  Being a part of the Golden Gang gave her great joy.  After her kids went to school, she worked at Howard Johnson’s, Holiday Inn and Randall’s Inn in Roseland. It was important to stay close to home and she often mentioned her home of 62 years was located where kids could go to grade school, High School and college, all within a mile. She loved keeping up her house and most of all planting and maintaining the beautiful flowers she planted each spring. Her home was a doll house and it was her pride and joy.

Along with her husband she was preceded in death by her granddaughter Caren Emerick and brother Joseph Kaniewski.

Left to cherish her memory are two sons, Ronald (Karen) Emerick, Plymouth, Tom (Marilyn) Emerick, Granger and daughter Connie (Mike) Czajkowski, Bremen.  Eight grandchildren, Brian(Joka) Emerick, Jerry Emerick, Todd, Tye, Tim, Tara Emerick, Tami (Aaron) Kobb, and Michael (Brandi) Czajkowski.  Also surviving are seven great-grandchildren, Tyler, Austin Emerick, Jovana and Mila Emerick, Trenton Emerick, Micah (and expected baby sister) Czajkowski; and a brother, Arthur Kaniewski, Dowagiac.

The family would like to thank the staff in the Memory Care Unit at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth for making a home for her where she felt safe and loved.

At her request there will be no services. Family and friends are invited to visit in honor of her life at the home of Connie and Mike Czajkowski, 6887 Filbert Road, Bremen, IN, on  Friday, December 7, 2012 from  5:00 to 8:00 pm.

To send condolences to the family, please visit www.McGannHay.com



Andrew J. Keber

                                          March 31, 1986 – December 2, 2012

GRANGER – Andrew Joseph Keber, 26, passed away unexpectedly from pneumonia
Sunday evening in his home. 
Andy was born in South Bend to Kenneth J. and Marianne (Schmidt) Keber on March 31, 1986.
  
Surviving along with his parents are his sister Jennifer M. Keber of Chicago, his brother Christopher M. Keber, his loving Aunt Therese Veldman and Uncle Matthew Veldman and beloved cousins Stephen, Lisa and Bridget Veldman along with many other cousins, aunts and uncles.

Andrew was employed in the Microbiology Department at the South Bend Medical Foundation.  He was a 2004 graduate of St. Joseph High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Economics in 2010 from The University of Notre Dame where he was a member of the national history honor society Phi Alpha Theta and vice-president of the College Republicans.  Andrew loved spending summers with his family and friends at his parents’ lake house on Clear Lake, Michigan, where he was always the life of the party and made sure everyone was welcome.  He enjoyed swimming, jet-skiing, waterskiing, golfing, hunting and was an avid Notre Dame football and basketball fan.  He was involved in Election Day operations and was the director of the Leeper Park Precinct Polling Place in South Bend for many years.  Andy will always be remembered as a wonderful son, brother and friend who had a great mind and a big heart.

A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. in St. Pius X Catholic Church at Fir and SR 23, Msgr. William Schooler, officiating.  Entombment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Our Lady of Sorrows Mausoleum.  Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4-7pm with a Vigil Service at 4 p.m. at McGann Hay Funerals | Cremations | Gatherings, Granger Chapel, 13260 SR 23, enter off Cherry Rd.  Friends may also call at St. Pius X at 10:30 a.m on Friday, December 9.

Donations in Andrew’s memory may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital Foundation where Andrew was a patient in 2000:
30 S. Meridian St., Suite 200 Indianapolis, IN 46204-3509
or online at: www.RileyKids.org

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Richard K. Lauer

                              September 10, 1924 – November 3, 2012

SOUTH BEND--There will be a church service celebrating the life of Richard K. Lauer, Sr., who died at age 88 in early November.
 
The service will be at St. Michael and All Angels Church on Saturday (December 8, 2012) beginning at 11am.  The church is located at 53720 N Ironwood Road, South Bend, IN 46635
.


SOUTH BEND -- Richard K. Lauer, Sr., 88, passed away peacefully,
with his wife at his side, November 3, 2012.

Born September 10, 1924, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Richard was the son of the late John and Catherine (Stouder) Lauer.  A daughter, Susan, preceded him in death along with two sisters, Dorothy Palmer of Fort Wayne and Alice Nabicht of South Bend.

On May 25, 1945, Richard married the love of his life, Louise Elaine Fritz. She survives. Also surviving are three children, Kathy (John) Majewski of Niles, Richard Jr. (Sydia) Lauer of Granger and David (Deb) Lauer of Florida; sister, Ruth O’Brien of South Bend; five grandchildren, Christine (Mike Summers) Majewski, John (Jennifer) Majewski, Mary (Sam) Shaw, and Dustin and Dylan Lauer;  and five great-grandchildren, Christopher, Matthew, Ryan, J.R. and Aden.

Richard proudly served our county in the US Air Force where he received the Bombardier Badge. In 1949 Richard graduated from the University of Notre Dame and in 1965 became the district manager for Farmers Insurance Group.  He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his family and we will always remember his smile, sense of humor, and generosity.  Richard enjoyed his friends, bowling, fishing and playing cards. He was also an avid golfer.  He was proud of his membership in the Knights of Columbus. He will be greatly missed.

Cremation will take place and private services will be held. The McGann Hay Funerals |Cremations | Gatherings is handling arrangements.

We wish to thank Milton Adult Day Services for their love and care of our dad during his Alzheimer’s.  Memorial donations may be made, in Richard’s name, to the Milton Day Care Services on Colfax Avenue.


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Albert W. "Mac" McFadden

                           August 30, 1934 - December 2, 2012

SOUTH BEND -- Albert W. “Mac” McFadden, beloved father, husband, grandfather, was born into eternal life Sunday 6:35 PM at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.

He was born August 30, 1934 to the late Alton & Ruby McFadden. On April 30, 1972, Mac married Sue Guard of Mishawaka. She survives along with six sons: Lonnie (Julie), Joseph (Lisa), James, Andrew (Samantha), Benjamin (Brenda), and David (Nicole); along with nineteen Grandchildren: Elizabeth, Chris, Alyssa, Jon, Cameron, Katie, Kylee, Shyanne, Brooklyn, Carson, Hailey, Austin, Emilie, Andrew, Khierstyn, Isabella, Alex, Kaleb, and Isaiah. Siblings that survive him are his twin brother Alfred, and Edmond, Raymond, Wanda and Evelyn.

Committal services will be held Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel at Fairview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to McGann Hay Funeral Home to help cover expenses.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.McGannHay.com.



Louis W. Krueper
                                          April 10, 1924 – November 20, 2012

GRANGER --Louis W. Krueper, Sr., 88, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, November 20, 2012.

Born April 10, 1924, he was the son of the late Paul E. and Marion (Turnock) Krueper. His brother, Paul E. Krueper, Jr. also preceded him in death.

Lou married Betty Brunette on August 3, 1946 and they celebrated 59 years of marriage until her death  on April 2, 2006. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Mr. Krueper is survived by his sons, Louis (Judy) Krueper, Jr. and David (Chris) Krueper; his daughters, Mary Ann (Christopher) Kruk and Beverly (Stephen) Grove; eleven grandchildren, Mathew (Cherise) Krueper, Billy (Stephanie) Krueper, Liz (Eric) Needham, Sarah Futa, Emily (Aaron) Bolin, Drew Krueper, Beau (Lindsay) Kruk, Stephen, Sean, Jocelyn and Chelsea Grove; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Lou was a plumber by trade and owner of Krueper & Sons Plumbing & Heating.  He enjoyed spending his free time on the golf course where he perfected his game.  Many mornings he could be found having breakfast with his friends.  He was an avid Notre Dame fan and some of his last thoughts were that Notre Dame was #1.  Lou was proud to have served in the Navy during WWII.  His love and caring ways will be missed by his family.  We were truly blessed to have had him as our father

Visitation will be from 2-5PM, with the rosary being recited at 4:30PM on Sunday, November 25th at the McGann Hay, University Chapel, 2313 E. Edison Rd.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday at 10AM at Christ the King Catholic Church, where he and Betty were parishioners. Burial will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, to the Center for Hospice Care, or to a charity of your choice.



Evadine Cauffman

                             March 25, 1932 – November 13, 2012

SOUTH BEND -- Evadine Cauffman, 80, passed away peacefully in her home on Nov. 13 2012.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Cauffman; and two sons, Sherman(Butch) Manns, and Charles L. Cauffman II. Survivors include two children, Donald Cauffman of South Bend and Sharon Snedaker of Niles, MI; seven grandchildren, Linda (Chris) Ondrovic, Carl (Jessica) Manns, Michael Harradon, Angel Cauffman, Nichole Manns, Donald J. Cauffman, and Chelsea Cauffman; and 10 Great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Bend IN 46619, in lieu of flowers and donations.

To send condolences, please visit www.McGannHay.com

 




Rick G. Arnold

                             October 9, 1950 – November 14, 2012

 SOUTH BEND -- Rick Arnold, 62, passed away peacefully in his brother’s home on November 14, 2012. Born October 9, 1950, he was the son of the late Gerald and Margaret Arnold. He is survived by his brother, David (Holly) Arnold; nephews, Jerrid and Branden; and niece, Tiffany Arnold, all of South Bend. Rick worked for Goshen Stamping as a Tool and Die maker. Per Rick’s request, cremation will take place and no services are being held. Donations may be made to Pet Refuge or to the Center for Hospice Care.

To send condolences, please visit www.McGannHay.com


Susan T. Cholis
                           December 31, 1949 – November 11, 2012

SOUTH BEND - Susan T. Cholis, 62, was born on December 31, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan to the late James J. Lawler and Jeanne M. (Springer) Lawler, the third of seven children. She died Sunday, November 11, 2012 in Memorial Hospital of South Bend after a valiant fight against cancer.

On September 14, 1974, at St. Patrick’s Church in South Bend, Indiana as Susan T. Lawler, she married Paul T. Cholis who survives.  Sue and Paul were married for 38 wonderful years and created a lifetime full of memories together.  Sue is survived by her three children, Mary C. DaVanti (Joseph A.) of Chicago, Illinois; Elizabeth A. Cholis, of New York, New York; and Nicholas P. Cholis (Amy A.) of Chicago, Illinois and two grandchildren, Nicole and Rachel DaVanti.

Sue is also survived by her six siblings: Jeanne M. Burgess (Richard) of South Bend, Patricia A. Armelin (Michael) of Washington, D.C.; James J. Lawler (Claire) of South Bend; Russell C. Lawler of South Bend; Michael T. Lawler of Bolingbrook, Illinois; and Thomas W. Lawler (Jody) of Los Angeles, California. She is also survived by many nephews and nieces.  Sue was deeply committed to caring for her late mother and treasured the times she spent with her sisters and brothers, Gege, Pat, Jim, Russ, Mike, and Tom.

Sue graduated from St. Patrick’s Grade School and St. Joseph’s High School.  In 1971, she obtained a degree in Nursing from the Holy Cross College of Nursing.  During her career, she was employed by St. Joseph Hospital, Thomas Gruszynski, M.D., and the South Bend Clinic where she worked for R. Gregory Credi, M.D. and Alfredo Casetti, M.D.  Sue’s chosen career naturally reflected her desire to help others.

At home, Sue was an extraordinarily devoted mother to her three children, Mary, Elizabeth, and Nick.  She offered invaluable guidance to each of her children at every turn and was a constant source of support.  Her generosity and patience simply knew no bounds.  In April 2010, Sue was thrilled to become a grandmother to twins Rachel and Nicole DaVanti.  She showed Mary how to be the best mother possible and, in doing so, formed an unbreakable bond with her young granddaughters.

Sue lived life to the absolute fullest.   While she enjoyed the peace and serenity derived from gardening and yard work, she found real joy in the company of friends where her buoyant personality and remarkable sense of humor shined most brightly.  Sue traveled regularly with close friends from nursing school to places such as Key West, Florida and Ireland.  She was fortunate to have traveled overseas several times.  Two of her most memorable trips occurred when she traveled to Vienna and Paris to visit her children Elizabeth and Nick while they studied abroad in college.    

During her lifetime, Sue was active in numerous local civic and philanthropic organizations, serving as either a volunteer or board member for the American Heart Association, Snite Museum of Art, The Michiana Arts and Science Council, The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, Logan Center, and Holy Cross School.  Sue was very involved with the Junior League of South Bend and served in a number of capacities, including President. She also co-chaired the St. Joseph/Marian High School Auction in 1992 and the Carnival for the Arts in 1988.

The family wishes to extend its most sincere gratitude to Drs. Elizabeth Blair, Daniel Haraf, and Everett Vokes at the University of Chicago.  Sue felt a strong personal connection to each of these physicians and they, along with the nurses and staff at U of C, provided exemplary care to Sue. The family also wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Memorial Hospital, in particular the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit where Sue rested comfortably and peacefully in her final days. 

Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, November 14, at
McGann Hay Funerals | Cremations |Gatherings, Granger Chapel, 13260 SR 23 (enter off Cherry Road),
Granger, IN.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church located at 309 S. Taylor St.,
South Bend, IN 46601, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 15. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor's choice.
 
To send condolences to the family, please visit
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Leland S. “Duke” Wolfe

                         October 30, 1932 - November 9, 2012

Granger- Duke Wolfe 80, of Granger, IN passed away on Friday, November 9, 2012, at his home with his wife, Carole J. and, son, Brad present.  He was born on October 30, 1932 in Muncie, IN to Leland S. Wolfe Sr. and Nellie Himes Wolfe.  He graduated from ncie Central High School in 1951and lived in Muncie until he entered the Air Force after graduation.  Duke served as Airman first Class as a jet engine mechanic and instructor in Japan during the Korean Conflict.   After the service, Duke met Carole on a “blind date” at Ball State University in 1956 then wed on
June 11, 1960 in Fowler, Indiana.   The inseparable couple celebrated their 51st anniversary at Juday Creek Country Club last year. 

Duke earned his teaching degree and Master’s from Ball State and was an active member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.   He taught his entire career of 32 years at Penn high School.  Many young people learned how to work on cars and build houses from Mr. Wolfe.  He and, good friend, Andy Parker also earned the Meritorious Teacher Award from the State of Indiana for their creation of the highly successful Penn High Building Trades Program.  With the guidance of local professionals in the trades, Duke’s students completed and sold 22 homes from 1969-1991.

Duke had a wonderful sense of humor that he kept until the day he died.  He and his friends at Penn enjoyed lunch at “Duke’s Dirty Diner” where more than a few jokes were told and good times were had by all.  He loved collecting antique woodworking tools and Coca-Cola advertising items.  He frequently attended Notre Dame sporting events with Carole and was a regular at Rocco’s Italian Restaurant.  Duke was a big WWII movie buff and liked Westerns when he wasn’t running around to every auction and flea market in the area.

Duke and Carole often traveled to the Florida Keys to fish on Long Key Bridge.  The fish they caught were almost as long as the stories they told.  Duke worked out at ICE fitness club to stay in shape and later to fight the effects of Parkinson’s disease for 11 years.   

Surviving family includes his wife, Carole J. Wolfe, son, Brad (Jenny); grandchildren Hayley and Tyson from Wisconsin; Carole’s brother Alan Goetz (Donna), and nephews Ethan (Stephanie) and Aaron (Linda).  Duke was preceded in death by his parents and numerous brothers and sisters.  Special appreciation to:  great friends and neighbors, Drs. John Powell and John Aranda, and Memorial Home Care Staff. 

 A visitation will take place Friday, November 16, from 2:00-4:00 at McGann Hay Granger Chapel, 13260 State Rd. 23, Granger, IN  46530.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Pet Refuge or Parkinson’s Foundation.  Condolences can be sent to P O Box 44, Granger, IN  46530 or emailed to wolfepack4@tds.net.

Family and friends will be received at Duke and Carole J.’s home:  12072 Buttercup Circle, Granger, IN after visitation hours.



Robert H. Olson Jr

                                       Dec. 18, 1923 – Oct. 29, 2012

GRANGER — Robert Harold Olson Jr., 88, of Granger, died at 10:20 p.m. Oct. 29 at The Hearth at Juday Creek after an illness of nine days.

Bob was born Dec. 18, 1923, in Chicago to Robert H. Olson Sr. and Cora Belle (Zink) Olson. On July 31, 1943, in Hinsdale, Ill., he married Eleanor M. Maas. She died Nov. 29, 2010. He is survived by six children: Barbara (Larry) Weaver of Granger; Mary L. (Steven) Prince of South Bend; Nancy L. (John) Lemley of Elkhart; Robert H. Olson III (Rita) of Granger; Bernard W. "Bill" Olson (Chris) of Zionsville, Ind.; and Charles Olson (Rosemary) of Granger. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Bob grew up in Hinsdale and married his high school sweetheart when he was 19 and she was 18. A lifelong car lover, his first job was working at the local gas station. He was then employed by the former Kroehler Manufacturing Co., Naperville, Ill., working in the furniture factory. After becoming a sales representative for Kroehler, he moved his family to Salt Lake City in early 1950s, then returning to the Midwest in the early 1960s when the family settled in South Bend. He achieved the goal of Million Dollar Sales Representative and retired at the age of 55.

He and Elle then sold their home in South Bend and traveled the country in their motor home for five years. The next 20 years they lived in Melbourne Beach, Fla., golfing and watching the Dodgers at Vero Beach, Fla.

He was a former member of Morris Park Country Club, South Bend, and Four Lakes Country Club, Edwardsburg. He also had been an adjunct professor at Indiana University Fort Wayne, teaching interior design.

He and Elle started attending Notre Dame football games soon after they arrived in South Bend, back in the days when fans dressed up and the games were a social event. At one time, he had a list of every car he ever owned. He remembered where he bought a car, how much he paid for it and which of his children put a ding in it.

He always had enough money to do what he wanted, he raised six healthy children and he was married 67 years to a woman he adored. He led a fortunate life.

Friends may call from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at McGann Hay Granger Chapel, 13260 Indiana 23. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday. Cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions may be made to Harbor Light Hospice, 1608 E. Day Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545.






Marilyn Jean (Frye) Avon

                             October 19, 1931 – November 5, 2012

SOUTH BEND -- Marilyn Jean Avon, 81, a beloved wife and mother, passed away
November 5, 2012, in SJRMC following a sudden illness.

 Born October 19, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Frank Fleischmann and Eloise Jeanette (Stark) Noble. Marilyn was raised by her beloved grandmother, Marie Stark; and uncle, Earl Frye, who preceded her in death.

 On July 19, 1952, Marilyn married George A. Avon. He survives. Together they had a daughter, Susan M. (Stanley) Quimby, of South Bend, who also survives.

 Marilyn graduated from South Bend Central in 1950. She was honored to be one of the first two students to be hired through the Co-op program by Bendix Corporation, where she worked in purchasing until leaving to be a full-time stay-at-home mom. She was an outgoing, fun-loving and feisty woman who could strike up a conversation with anyone. She loved her family, her beloved pets over the years, Julio Iglesias, Hello Kitty, and new shoes.

 Cremation will take place with internment at Arlington National Cemetery. There will be no visitation. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Pet Refuge or the GBS-CIPD Foundation International.

To send condolences, please visit www.McGannHay.com.

 -The Broken Chain-
We little knew that morning that God
was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
you did not go alone;
For part of us went with you,
the day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories,
your love is still our guide;
and though we can not see you,
you are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same;
but as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.



Kathy M. Dillon
                              October 27, 1950 – November 5, 2012

SOUTH BEND – After a short battle with Fungal Meningitis, Kathy passed away Monday morning. 
She is survived by her husband of forty years John J. “Jack” Dillon, III of South Bend along with their children: Lisa (Michael) Mohr and their children Grace, Aiden, Quinn and Asher Mohr all of Newburg, IN; Mary Dillon of South Bend and John J. Dillon, IV and his children Hannah and Gabriella Dillon
all of South Bend.
 
A memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Kathy’s memory to: 
Riley Children’s Foundation, 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 200 Indianapolis, IN 46204-3509
or online at: www.RileyKids.org.
 
To send condolences to the family log on to: www.McGannHay.com.
 
Her kindness and generosity will be missed by many.


Harold C. Kryder
                                          June 21, 1917 - November 3, 2012

 SOUTH BEND - Harold went to Heaven early Saturday morning at his home surrounded by his family.      He was one of five children born to Charles and Irene Kryder. 
Harold proudly served his country.  Drafted before Pearl Harbor, he was a member of one of the first units to open up Sheppard’s Field in Texas.
 
He finished
his five year career in the military as a Ground Safety Engineer stationed in India. 
During his tour of duty, Harold found time to marry his
bride of seventy years Dorothy (Downey) on June 27, 1942.  After the military, Harold moved his family back to South Bend to join his dad (Charles) and brother (Don) at Chicago Motor Club.  He earned the respect and trust of everyone from the office staff, to the hundreds of clients he served over his thirty-seven year career.  Following the footsteps of his Dad and brother, he retired as the Branch Manager.  After retirement, Harold enjoyed time with his family and friends and he and Dorothy got to travel.  He especially enjoyed spending time on Indiana Lake where he liked to swim and fish.  Harold was a fifty year Mason and was a member of the St. Joseph Lodge No. 45 F. & A.M., Scottish Rite, Lions Club and the First Christian Church.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters: Beatrice and Lucille and a brother Don.  His brother Verne survives.  He is also survived by his wife Dorothy his son Bill and four grandchildren: Korey, Kasey, Katie and Jamie Kryder and many nieces and nephews who loved “Uncle Harold.”
 
There will be a visitation on Thursday from 6-8pm with a Masonic Memorial Service at 7:30pm.  Friends may call from 9-10 am on Friday followed by a funeral service at 10:00am all at McGann Hay Funerals | Cremations | Gatherings, Granger Chapel, 13260 SR 23, (enter off Cherry Rd.).  Burial and a Military Honors service will follow at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park.  Memorial donations may be made to: The Alzheimer’s Association, For Research, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 1700, Chicago, IL 60601-7633 or online at: www.alz.org or to: Northeast Neighborhood Food Pantry, Sacred Heart Parish, Notre Dame, IN  46556.
 
To send condolences to the family or for directions log on to: www.McGannHay.com.

  

Richard K. Lauer

                                  September 10, 1924 – November 3, 2012

SOUTH BEND -- Richard K. Lauer, Sr., 88, passed away peacefully,
with his wife at his side, November 3, 2012.

Born September 10, 1924, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Richard was the son of the late John and Catherine (Stouder) Lauer.  A daughter, Susan, preceded him in death along with two sisters, Dorothy Palmer of Fort Wayne and Alice Nabicht of South Bend.

On May 25, 1945, Richard married the love of his life, Louise Elaine Fritz. She survives. Also surviving are three children, Kathy (John) Majewski of Niles, Richard Jr. (Sydia) Lauer of Granger and David (Deb) Lauer of Florida; sister, Ruth O’Brien of South Bend; five grandchildren, Christine (Mike Summers) Majewski, John (Jennifer) Majewski, Mary (Sam) Shaw, and Dustin and Dylan Lauer;  and five great-grandchildren, Christopher, Matthew, Ryan, J.R. and Aden.

Richard proudly served our county in the US Air Force where he received the Bombardier Badge. In 1949 Richard graduated from the University of Notre Dame and in 1965 became the district manager for Farmers Insurance Group.  He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his family and we will always remember his smile, sense of humor, and generosity.  Richard enjoyed his friends, bowling, fishing and playing cards. He was also an avid golfer.  He was proud of his membership in the Knights of Columbus. He will be greatly missed.

Cremation will take place and private services will be held. The McGann Hay Funerals |Cremations | Gatherings is handling arrangements.

We wish to thank Milton Adult Day Services for their love and care of our dad during his Alzheimer’s.  Memorial donations may be made, in Richard’s name, to the Milton Day Care Services on Colfax Avenue.

South Bend 12/3/2012 -- There will be a church service celebrating the life of Richard K. Lauer, Sr., who died at age 88 in early November.  The service will be at St. Michael and All Angels Church on Saturday (December 8, 2012) beginning at 11am.  The church is located at 53720 N Ironwood Road, South Bend, IN 46635. 

To send condolences, please visit www.McGannHay.com


 


Robert "Bert" Edward Miller

                                      October 26, 1949 – October 24, 2012

Robert "Bert" Edward Miller was born in South Bend, Indiana on October 26, 1949.  His parents were Carl C. Miller and Betty J. Miller of South Bend, Indiana.  They passed away in 1996 (his father Carl Miller) and his mother in 2002 in Venice, Florida.  He graduated from Riley High School in 1968 in South Bend, Indiana and Indiana University in South Bend, Indiana in 1972.  He majored in History and Political Science and received his Bachelor of Science Degree.  He was employed briefly by The South Bend Community School Corporation as a teacher.  He was also an office worker for Mathis Machine of South Bend, Indiana and worked in various insurance offices.  He was an United States Army veteran.  He also coached Little League Baseball and Football and Basketball while living in South Bend, Indiana.  He dedicated many hours of service to this and received numerous awards for his services to children athletics.

He moved to Venice, Florida in 1983 and began again coaching Little League Baseball, Pop Warner Football and basketball at the YMCA.  He received numerous awards as a coach and an athletic director in Venice.  His biggest award was is he was inducted into the Venice Little League Hall of Fame as a super coach and worker.  His plaque is in the foyer at Bogey's Restaurant in Venice, Florida.  His hobby was sports and he was an avid Notre Dame University Football fan.  He also was a musician and played the clarinet in the high school band.  Bert was also a member of Grace United Methodist Church of South Bend, Indiana.

He passed away in his home peacefully but unexpectedly on Oct. 24th, 2012 of congestive heart failure.

He leaves his cousin Beverly (Cliff) Erickson, and his cousin Paula (Mike) Hoffman Robinson and Jacob Robinson, Christopher Robinson, Travis Robinson and Addison Robinson.  He loved his family and his parents and grandparents deeply and his friends in Venice, Florida.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 21st at 11AM at Farley Funeral Home Venice Chapel with a Funeral Service beginning at 12Noon.  Farley Funeral Home is handling arrangements.



Karen Schram Davies

                                                  May 31, 1946 – Oct. 11, 2012

South Bend --  Karen Davies passed away following a brief illness on October 11, 2012.  Born in Detroit to the late Byron and Mary Louise Schram, she was the youngest of three children.  Karen leaves behind her brother, Ronald (Carol) Schram, of Massachusetts; her sister, Rosemary Schram, of Texas; and her best friend, Mary Poczik of South Bend.   

Karen is also survived by four beloved nieces, Laura (Eric) Page, Alison (Tim) Baldwin, Joules (Chad) Freiboth, and Melissa (Rob) Shiflet.  Great nieces and nephews include Skylar and Sydney Page, Caroline, Emily, Julia, and William Baldwin, Rilo Freiboth, and Cole and Bailey Shiflet.  

Karen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Olivet College (1969).  For several years she taught grade school and coached girls’ basketball in Michigan and Indiana, where her commitment to children first materialized.  Karen continued her education, earning two advanced degrees: a Master of Science in Counseling and Guidance at Indiana University (1978) and a Master of Arts in Counseling at Western Michigan University (1982).  She obtained her license in marriage and family therapy (LMFT) in 1993.  From 1983-2005, Karen counseled troubled teens and their families at Youth Services Bureau’s Safe Station.  Specializing in sexual trauma, Karen trained under Brother Tom Balthazor and practiced freelance at Holy Cross Counseling Group from 1992-2004.  When invited to join the Lincoln Therapeutic Partnership, Karen jumped at the chance to focus full time on her private practice from 2004 until her death.  

Karen was an extraordinarily brilliant therapist who loved her work, but Karen also loved to travel and play.  She is missed not only by her colleagues and family, but by her clients as well.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00pm, November 3, 2012 at Sumption Prairie United Methodist Church, 24535 Roosevelt Road, South Bend.   A dinner in the church hall will immediately follow.  Please join Karen’s family in sharing memories of her.

To honor Karen’s life work, the Karen Schram Davies, LMFT Memorial Scholarship has been established at the IU School of Social Work.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the scholarship through the Indiana University Foundation, PO Box 660527, Indianapolis, IN 46209-0608, or by contacting Dina Harris (574-520-4131).  Please make checks payable to the Indiana University Foundation and specify the Karen Schram Davies Scholarship in the memo line.

To send condolences, please visit www.McGannHay.com





Louise M. Slusser

                                                   September 24, 1932 – October 25, 2012 

SOUTH BEND -- Louise M. Slusser, 80, passed away October 25, 2012.

Born September 24, 1932 in Niles, MI, she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Elizabeth Osos.  She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Eileen Slusser and brother, Richard Osos.

Louise is survived by her companion, David MacKenzie; three daughters, Mary (Greg) Batalis of Osceola, Jane Smith of Bremen, and Sue (Brian) White of Crown Point; three sons, Paul of Osceola, John of South Bend, and Roger (Cherie) Slusser of Largo, FL; sister, Mary Vargo of Spencer, IN; 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Louise retired from Morris Park Country Club, after 25 years of service. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 4-7PM at the McGann Hay, Morning Star Funeral Home, 21275 W. Cleveland Rd., with a Rosary service being prayed at 4:30PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday at 10:00AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Michigan City.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Rosary Society at St. John the Baptist Church.

Condolences may be made at www.McGannHay.com

Robert “Bob” Lee Kish, Sr.

                                April 23, 1946 – October 19, 2012

 Stevensville -- Robert “Bob” Lee Kish, Sr. passed away peacefully in his home on October 19, 2012.

Born April 23, 1946, he was the son of the late Robert Norman and Ruth Lincoln (McCalla) Kish. His great-granddaughter, Mariah Lynn Kish, also preceded him in death.

Bob is survived by his seven children, Robert Lee (Stacie) Kish, Jr. of Arkansas, April Lynnette House of Edwardsburg, Elizabeth “Betsy” Lena Kish of Buchanan, MI, Randall Lawrence (Tiffany) Kish of Arkansas, Shannon Leigh Kish of South Bend, Teresa Lynn Snodgrass of Minnesota and Victoria Lorelei Brown of Paw Paw, MI; brother, Frank Kish of North Carolina; 31 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

 Bob proudly served our country during Vietnam and was honorably discharged in 1966. He loved spending time with his grandchildren; they were the highlight of his life. He also loved to bowl and tend to his garden. He will be greatly missed but the many memories his children and grandchildren have of him will live on forever.

 Memorial services will be held at the American Legion in Edwardsburg, MI on Thursday, October 25 at 2:00PM.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the McGann Hay Funeral Home to help cover expenses.

Condolences may be sent at www.McGannHay.com


Roger B. Leatherman
                                 December 30, 1910 -- October 20, 2012

SOUTH BEND -- Roger Blain Leatherman, was born on December 30, 1910, to the late Roy and Margarette (Blough) Leatherman in North Liberty and was a former resident of South Bend, passed away peacefully on October 20 at the age of 101 in Sulphur, Oklahoma.

Roger was an honored World War II veteran who returned to South Bend in 1945 to work as a welder at the Studebaker automobile factory and to raise a family with his new bride, Elbertine Reeder Leatherman, whom he met and married on were married on Dec 11, 1945 in Amarillo, Texas, during the war.


Roger was a long time member and deacon of the First Seventh-Day Adventist Church in South Bend before retiring and moving south in 1976.  After the death of Elbertine on August 14, 1978, Roger married his second wife, Mary Whittaker Aaron, from Davis, OK on November 24, 1979, she died on Feb 16, 2006.


A patient, kind man and avid gardener, Roger will be greatly missed by his loving family.  Survivors include his children Joseph Leatherman of Bellingham, WA, Donn Leatherman of Ooltewah, TN, and Eileen Leatherman Watt of San Rafael, California, and his grandchildren Daniel Leatherman and Kathleen, Anne and James Watt.  Roger’s extended family also included several nieces and nephews including Mary (Smith) Corban, Janet (Rzepka) Turnock of South Bend and Margarette (Miller) Blanton of Tennessee, and many step children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  The family especially acknowledges the loving care of Eve and David Putman and Guy and Gienng Aaron of Sulphur, OK.


Visitation will be from 6-8pm Thursday at McGann Hay Funerals | Cremations | Gatherings, Forest G. Hay Chapel, 435 S. Ironwood Dr. at Jefferson.  Graveside services and burial will be at 11am Friday at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola, IN.


Memorial contributions may be made in Roger’s memory to the First Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1936 Altgeld St., South Bend, IN 46614-1606. To send condolences to the family or for directions log on to:
www.McGannHay.com.


Virginia Leah Chearhart

             March 16, 1924 – October 13, 2012

 MISHAWAKA -- Virginia Leah Chearhart, 88, of Mishawaka, Indiana, passed away Saturday, October 13th after a brief illness.

Virginia was born on March 16th 1924 in Bourbon, Indiana to Catherine and Ward Chearhart.  Also preceding her in death were her grandparents, John A. and Marvalea Ellen Ward Chearhart; and a cousin, Eileen Chearhart.

Virginia lived in Fort Wayne, Indiana for over 45 years and returned to live in South Bend in 1978.  Virginia enjoyed working at Logan Industries and her participation with the Logan  Seniors Program.  Following her retirement, Virginia remained active with the Logan Community Habilitation program. 

Virginia was a member of the First Baptist Church of South Bend.  The highlight of her life for over a decade was participating in a retreat in Greenlake, Wisconsin each summer.

Virginia loved to talk about her days on the farm with her family and her favorite pet dog named Collie.  She loved to go out to eat, play table games and sing.  In church services at the nursing home and at the Logan Protective Services Board Christmas Party, Virginia’s beautiful voice could be heard above all others. 

Virginia loved spending time with friends and always had a wonderfully welcoming smile.  She was grateful for so many cherished friendships including Dorinda Rupe,  her first Social worker with Logan who was instrumental in helping her return to South Bend after so many years. Virginia was appreciative of the many volunteers from the First Baptist Church who brought her to church each Sunday and Wednesday for many years.  Her friendship with Dan Harshman meant the world to her.   Virginia enjoyed time spent with the Logan Community Habilitation staff and appreciated their assistance and support in visiting so many places in the community including her beloved Notre Dame.  Virginia also appreciated and looked forward to the regular visits to the nursing home by her good friend Michael.

Virginia will be remembered and admired for her great determination. She loved to joke with friends and always made them feel welcome and appreciated.  She will be missed by so many!

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2PM at the McGann Hay, University Chapel, with visitation one hour prior. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park.

Donations may be made in Virginia’s name to the Logan Protective Services Board.

To send condolences, please visit www.McGannHay.com.


Byung T. Cho

             April 14, 1926 – October 15, 2012

 GRANGER- Byung T. Cho, 86 and Professor Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame, Mendoza School of Business, Department of Management, passed away Monday afternoon, October 15, 2012.

 Born April 14, 1926, in Wonsan, Korea, he emigrated to the United States in the late 1950’s where he married Ock N. Cho, and they resided in the South Bend area for over 50 years. She preceded him in death in 2006. Their son, Eugene S. Cho, of Seattle, Washington, survives.

 Byung grew up under Japanese occupation of Korea and originally attended Meiji University in Tokyo until he was drafted into military service, then after the war and resulting Korean independence completed his bachelor’s degree at Seoul National University. After moving to the United State, he earned his masters degree at the University of South Carolina and his PhD at the University of Illinois. He then joined the faculty at the University of Notre Dame and taught for over 50 years in the Mendoza School of Business until his retirement to Emeritus Professor status in 2007. During his time as a professor, he was recognized by his students with outstanding teacher awards in 1975, 1977 and 1978. He served as an advisor and mentor in both official and unofficial capacities for hundreds of students over the years and went even more out of his way to welcome Korean and Japanese students far from their homelands and make them feel more at home. He also served as the first principal of the first Korean Language School in South Bend. He could fluently speak three languages and knew significant amounts of three more, which enabled him to serve as an interpreter for the United Nations before moving to this country.

Friends may call from 4:00PM to 5:00PM, with the funeral being held at 5:00PM on Sunday at the Michiana Korean Presbyterian Church in Elkhart, IN. Private burial will take place Monday at Cedar Grove Cemetery on the Notre Dame campus. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church.

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Oscar K. Fay

                  Dec. 24, 1924 - Oct. 8, 2012

MISHAWAKA - Oscar K. Fay departed this world to go to the big track in the sky on October 8, 2012. He was born to the late Oscar K. Fay and Gertrude Fay in Osceola. He attended Mishawaka High School.
 
Oscar served in WW II in the U.S. Army Air Force as a gunner on a B25 flying missions out of China to Burma Road. After WW II, Oscar raced airplanes and, in the late 1940s, began racing automobiles at Playland Park, South Bend. Oscar raced in the early years of NASCAR on the beach at Daytona. He raced Midgets and was teammates with Bob McLean and Doc Shane Brook. In 2003, Oscar and Bob were inducted into the Michiana Motor Sports Hall of Fame. In super modifieds and sprint cars, he won many races throughout the Midwest, including being Track Champion at Hartford and Kalamazoo, MI and Speed Drome in Grand Rapids, all in the same year. Oscar also won many races at South Bend Speedway, including the first sprint race ever run there. He also won sprint car races with I.M.C.A. and broke A.J. Foyt's track record at the Minnesota State Fair in the same week. A few years back, the late Chris Economaki, famed racing announcer and editor of N.S.S.N. racing paper, referred to Oscar as the "folk hero of sprint car racing in his day." After Oscar retired from driving, he traveled the Midwest helping his racing protégé, John Witter.

Many thanks to John for all the love and support he gave my dad through the years. Oscar died peacefully in his residence in Mishawaka under the care of his loving companion Jackie Pletcher and Hospice.
 
Oscar is survived by his daughter, Cindy Fay; grandson, Cory Fay; granddaughter, Kacie Suetkamp; and great-grandkids, Bronson Fay, Gage, Gavin and Bella Suetkamp. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
 
Arrangements are by McGann Hay Funeral Home, where condolences may be left at McGannHay.com

Karen Davies
Karen Davies, 66, of South Bend, passed away October 11, 2012. The McGann Hay, Forest G. Hay Chapel is handling arrangements.



Christopher C. Ross

       November 2, 1971 – October 11, 2012

GRANGER – Christopher Charles Ross, 40, of Granger formerly of Evansville passed away in his residence after an illness since March.

He was born in Evansville on November 2, 1971 to Carole S. (Gentry) and the late Charles Gary Ross.   He graduated from Bosse High School in 1990 and received an associates degree from Vincennes University in Law Enforcement.  He was employed as a Lead Representative in the paint division at BASF working on Automotive paints here at AM General.  He was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout growing up and played several sports in high school.  He was an avid soccer and hockey fan.  He especially liked watching his son play sports and was very involved in his life.  Chris had a special tie to the families of the Irish Rovers Hockey League and the family wishes to thank them for their support.

Survivors include Chris' 12year old son Degan C. Ross and Degan’s mother Michelle Bousman both of Granger; his mother Carole (Gentry) Ross and a sister Catherine (Ross) Hartz both of Evansville;a niece Mackenzie Hartz; two nephews: Jacob and Jace Hartz; two aunts: Charlene Towery and Glenda Martin; several cousins and good friends: Jarrod, Chad, John, Mike and Chris.

The family would like to thank all his caregivers:  at Michiana Hematology especially: Kim, Vicky, Beth and Deb and at the Center for Hospice Care including: Tracy, Diane and Lynn.

Services will be held later this week in Evansville.  Pierre Funeral Home on W. Franklin St. is making those arrangements.  McGann Hay Funerals | Cremations | Gatherings, Granger Chapel handled thing here.

Memorial Donations may be made to the Christopher C. Ross Trust at any Old National Bank for his son Degan.  To send condolences to the family log on to:www.McGannHay.com.

He is now at rest with the Lord!

 





Jose “Joe” Geschwender

             June 17, 1961 – October 9, 2012

South Bend -- Jose “Joe” Geschwender, 51, passed away unexpectedly October 9, 2012.

Born June 17, 1961, he was the son of the late Jerry and Macaria (Perez) Geschwender. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Domingo; and nephew, Jerry Geschwender.

Left to cherish his memory are six siblings, Julie and John of South Bend, Jerome of Middlebury, and Phillip Geschwender of Mishawaka, Christine (Greg) Weist of Mishawaka and Margaret (Chris) Torpy of Pierceton, IN; cousin, Stephanie; special nephews, Joshua Geschwender and Genoah Maliniemi; and many other nieces and nephews. Many friends, including his best friend, Lisa Cunningham of Mishawaka, also survive him.

Jose was a great guy and often the life of the party. Though he had no children of his own he was loved by many. An avid hunter and fisherman, he enjoyed introducing his nieces and nephews to new outdoor experiences. His generous heart and personality will be missed greatly by many, particularly his dog, Jethro.

Cremation will take place.  A celebration of life will be held on Sunday from 2-6PM at his cousin, Stephanie’s, house -52877 Red Fox Trail, South Bend, IN 46628.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the McGann Hay Funeral Home to help cover expenses.

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Robin J. Howard

          February 12, 1957 – September 23, 2012 

SOUTH BEND -- Robin J. Howard, 55, passed away at Memorial Hospital, after a short illness, on September 23, 2012.

 

Born February 12, 1957, he was the son of the late Kirk Blain and Gladys “Connie” (Hollbrook) Howard. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Terry Howard.

 

Left to cherish his memory are two children, Carrie Howard of Bristol, IN and Robbie J. (Crystal) Howard of Elkhart, IN; three grandsons, Brandon M., Wesley and Corey Howard; two siblings, Lance Howard of South Bend and Valerie (Brian) McEnany of Lafayette; and many nieces and nephews.

 

Robin was a loving father and grandfather. He also was very close to his brother. He always had a smile and could make friends with anyone he met. He enjoyed working for the Kirby Co. where he would go into homes and clean carpets. He had many friends at Patrick Metals were he was currently employed. He’ll be remembered for feeding the birds and ducks, always being happy, and his gift in caring for others. He will be greatly missed by many.

 

A visitation will be held from 3-5PM, with a memorial service at 5PM on Thursday, October 4, at the McGann Hay, Granger Chapel, 13260 SR23, enter off Cherry Rd.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Funeral Home to help with expenses.

 

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGannHay.com    





Dorothy V. Warmoth Butler

                   August 20, 1918 – September 24, 2012

  SOUTH BEND --- Dorothy V. Warmoth Butler, 94, passed away peacefully  
  September 24, 2012.

  Born August 20, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Alva E. Stone and Vera Pauline (Wells) Stone McNeil. 

Dorothy was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles “Shy” Warmoth; second husband, Raymond Butler; daughter, Nancy Warmoth; son, Jerry Warmoth; and brother, Gareld Stone.

She is survived by two children, Dan (Kristi) Warmoth of Osceola; daughter, Vera Pellow of Dowagiac, MI; and multiple grand; great-grand; and even great great-grandchildren. 

Dorothy retired from Indiana Bell and after retirement, was proud to say she was a member of the IN Bell Pioneers of America. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be greatly missed.

Per her request, cremation will take place with a private burial held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

To send condolences to the family, please visit www.McGannHay.com



Elizabeth L. Davis
        September 11, 1924 – September 17, 2012

NEW CARLISLE -- Elizabeth L. Davis, 88, of New Carlisle, formerly of Noblesville, IN, passed away Monday, September 17, 2012, at 4:15pm. 

Born September 11, 1924, in Darmstadt, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Franz and Margarite (Vollrath) Heppenheimer. On October 27, 1947, Elizabeth married James Frederick Davis in Germany. In order for James to return to the US with his bride, he had to re-enlist for another tour of duty. He preceded her in death in 2009.
  
Mrs. Davis came to this country as a “War Bride” then proudly achieved US Citizenship in November of 1953. Elizabeth served as a nurse during WWII then as an interpeter for the US Army after the war. She worked for Firestone Tire Co. for 25 years retiring in the 1980’s.  She had a passion for sharing the Lord with others. She and her husband enjoyed volunteering in a Noblesville nursing home even received the Volunteer of the Year Award for the their services.

She is survived by a daughter, Charlotte K. (Dr. James R.) Davis of South Bend; grandson, Dr. Adrian T. (Lara) Davis of St. Louis; granddaughter, Dr. Meredith R. (Mark) Reddington of Toledo, OH; and great-granddaughter, London A. Davis of St. Louis, MO. Private memorial services and burial at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Indianapolis, will be held later.
 
The McGann Hay Funerals | Cremations | Gatherings, Forest G. Hay Chapel is handling arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online at www.alz.org


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Janice A. Stogsdill
            September 29, 1956 – September 23, 2012

SOUTH BEND – Mrs. Janice Audrey (Gamache) Stogsdill, 55, passed away Sunday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center after an unexpected illness. 

She was born in South Bend to the late Charles Robert and Phyllis Doreen (Chapman) Gamache.   On September 7, 1974 she married Ralph Allen Stogsdill who survives of South Bend.  Other survivors include her two sons: Robert C. Stogsdill, Ross A. (Ashley Napier) Stogsdill; a brother Steven C. (Meff) Gamache all of South Bend and a sister Karen S. (Marcel Stunk) Gamache of Foley, MO and four grandchildren.
  
Janice loved: animals, especially cats and dogs, walking her family dog Bailey everyday, crafting, antiquing, her Street Rod, sitting in her hammock and nightly dinners with her husband Ralph.  She and Ralph were always together when they were not at work.

Visitation with the family will be Thursday from 2-5pm followed by a Memorial Service at 5pm in the McGann Hay | Funerals | Cremations | Gatherings, Granger Chapel, 13260 SR 23, (enter off Cherry Road) with Rev. Ron Brown, Pastor of Beacon Baptist Church, officiating
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In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the family.  To send condolences to the family or for directions log on to: www.McGannHay.com.









Betty Jean Kendall
               June 21, 1930 – September 16, 2012

GRANGER-Betty Jean Kendall, 82, passed away September 16, 2012. 

Born June 21, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Helen (Merrill) Pinckert. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Harold McKee in 1960; and daughter, Judith Askew in 2010. 

On June 7, 1963, Betty married Paul E. Kendall. He survives in Granger. She is also survived by four children, Linda (Keith) Maxam of Cincinnati, Paula (Carl) Walker of Elkhart, Penny (Jerry) McNeely of Niles, and Mike (Cathy) McKee of Whitefish Bay, WI; son-in-law, David Askew of Granger; eleven grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren. 

Betty was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to take care of her family, especially by cooking and baking delicious food for them. She and Paul loved to travel in their motor home, and went to Florida or Texas every winter. She was also an avid reader.

A private burial will take place. A memorial service will be held on Friday at 10:00AM at the McGann Hay, Granger Chapel, 13260 SR23, enter off Cherry Rd, with visitation starting at 9:30AM.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Leukemia Association. 

To send condolences, please visit www.McGannHay.com


James T. Yoder
   September 15, 1939 -- September 16, 2012

SOUTH BEND – James T. Yoder, 73, died Sunday. 
Surviving siblings: Elaine M. Pipke, Joyce A. (Douglas) Blake, Thomas J. (Donna) Yoder, John A. (Nancy) Wood and numerous nieces and nephews. 
There will be a gathering of family and friends to celebrate Jim’s life between noon and 1pm with a time of sharing at 1pm Wednesday at the McGann Hay, 435 S. Ironwood Dr. Burial: Riverview Cemetery. Donations: Center for Hospice Care.

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Betty Jean Kendall
        June 21, 1930 – September 16, 2012

GRANGER-Betty Jean Kendall, 82, passed away September 16, 2012. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Paul Kendall; children, Linda (Paul) Maxam of Cincinnati, Paula (Carl) Walker of Elkhart, Penny (Jerry) McNeely of Niles, and Mike (Cathy) McKee of Wisconsin; and son-in-law, David Askew of Granger. 
Private burial will take place. A memorial service will be held at the McGann Hay, Granger Chapel on Friday at 10AM.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Leukemia Association. www.McGannHay.com




Leo J. Murphy
              June 25, 1925 -- September 13, 2012

SOUTH BEND -- Leo J. Murphy’s spirit departed this world on September 13, 2012. His time on Earth was full of learning, adventure, exploration, and, most importantly, love. He married Jean Steffens on 
June 5, 1950. Together they raised 10 children, which was undoubtedly his greatest challenge.

During life, Leo’s blue eyes twinkled with mischief and teared with sorrow. The corners of his lips turned up in unexpected bursts of laughter when watching collie puppies and clamped together in tight straight lines when he witnessed cruelty or injustice of any kind. He threw his head back with laughter at a good joke and bent it in silent prayer. He marched through mud and over bodies with his battalion in World War II and later marched through candlelit streets in protest against the war in Vietnam. A fiercely competitive athlete, he also believed that everyone needed to work together for the common good. He cheered the Yankees and Notre Dame as passionately as any fan who ever lived and shunned anyone who booed someone who tried and failed. He read voraciously, giving historians, political analysts, philosophers, theologians, and Dr. Seuss equal space on his bookshelves. He lived hard, played hard, loved hard and yet soothed those he loved with soft words of encouragement and a gentle touch.

After earning an undergraduate degree from Notre Dame and a master’s from Syracuse University, Leo spent his career in education, serving as a teacher, guidance counselor, and coach. In time his career paved the way for him, his wife, and youngest children to fulfill his dream of traveling throughout Europe and then, in a grand finale, he and his wife spent several years in Korea.

While Jean, his wife of 62 years, and his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, siblings, in-laws, and friends will miss him deeply, they are consoled by the knowledge that he filled his 87 years wisely, laughing often and never giving up his quest for truth and the guidance and strength to live honorably.

A memorial mass is being planned for a later date. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to: Doctors Without Boarders, www.doctorswithoutborders.org/donate/tribute.cfm. To send condolences to the family log on to: www.McGannHay.com



Belle Swedarsky
             March 6, 1914 – September 13, 2012

SOUTH BEND -- Belle Swedarsky, 98, passed away at 5:15pm on September 13, 2012.  Belle was born on March 6, 1914 to Herman and Sarah (Simon) Brickman in Chicago.  On October 28, 1934, Belle was married to David Swedarsky in Chicago.  David passed away one month before their 50th Anniversary on September 27, 1984.  Belle and David operated Dave’s Grocery on the Southeast side of South Bend from 1937-1971. Everyone called her Miss Belle.  From 1972-1982 belle taught Title 1 at Studebaker School.  From 1982-2000 Belle was a foster grandparent and in 1996 was honored as Foster Grandparent of the Year.   Belle volunteered for Real Services for over 20 years.  Mrs. Swedarsky is survived by her 3 sons: Louis (Julie) Swedarsky of Madison Wisconsin, Sheldon (Donna) Swedarsky of Indianapolis Indiana, and Leonard (Lois) Swedarsky of South Bend, who gave loving care to his mother for 14 years.  Other survivors include 9 grandchildren and 9 great grand children who will miss her dearly.  Belle also leaves a brother, Morris Brickman of Highland Park, Ill.  Belle was preceded in death by her husband David, her parents, her brother Al Brickman, and a sister Ida Brusslan.  Bell considered Michael (Donna) Medich of South Bend as her 4th son and a dear family friend of over 50 years.  Belle loved the holidays as she looked forward every year to spend the holidays with her granddaughter Lisa Swedarsky as they spent precious time together.  Belle was a member of the Hebrew Orthodox Congregation for the past 78 years and oldest member.  Belle loved to cook for the Jewish holidays, sometimes cooking for 30 family members at her house.  You will be missed by all...we Love you.  Services will be at 11:00am on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at the Hebrew Orthodox Cemetery Chapel in Mishawaka.  Rabbi Meir Bulman will officiate the services.  McGann Hay Funeral Homes, Forest G. Hay Chapel is in charge.  Memorial donations in her memory may be made to: The Hebrew Orthodox Congregation, 3207 S. High St., South Bend, IN 46614.  
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Patricia A. Tansey
             January 29, 1928 -- September 8, 2012

GRANGER -- Patricia A. Tansey, 84, of Mishawaka passed away on September 8, 2012 of an illness.
She was born in South Bend to Roy W. and Julia C. Ouellette on January 29, 1928.  Both have preceded her in death. 
Upon graduation from John Adams High School in 1945, Patricia attended St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing.

On September 27, 1947 Patricia married Notre Dame student and WWII veteran, James Tansey at Sacred Heart Church. Jim passed away on August 9, 2007. Patricia is survived by four children, Kevin of Eugene, OR, Dennis (Sue) of Osceola, Suzanne Murray and Annette Tansey (Gene) Moore of Mishawaka. Two grandchildren, Andrew (Amanda) Murray of Mishawaka and Katherine (Zachary) Emmons of South Bend and 7 great-grandchildren.

Patricia was closely devoted to her family providing strength and love. She was a homemaker until her children were raised then worked many years in the bridal registry and china department at the former Dayton Hudson Department Store in University Park Mall. She always placed the needs of others in front of her own. Patricia had a fondness for cats, always having at least one to care for
throughout her life.

The family would like to thank the outstanding management and staff of Emeritus at Arborwood for their support and care of Patricia during her illness, as well as Harbor Light Hospice. As per her wishes cremation has taken place and a private service held.

Memorial contributions may be made to Emeritus at Arborwood Memory Care, 430 Cleveland Road, Granger, Indiana or Harbor Light Hospice, 1608 Day Road, Mishawaka, Indiana.

 McGann Funeral and Cremation Services assisted with arrangements.


Bruce K. Hudson
           September 10, 1952 – September 4, 2012

OSCEOLA, IN – Bruce K. Hudson, 59, died peacefully at his home Tuesday. He was born in Hammond, IN to Gerald M. and Dorothy M. (Meek) Hudson. He was married to Karen A. (Jonik) Hudson on June 10, 1994 in South Bend. 

Surviving along with his parents and wife is a daughter, Jessica E. Jonik; a brother Craig (Lori) Hudson and nieces and nephews. 

Bruce served in the US Naval Reserves, graduated from Purdue University and was an employee of DLZ/Cole for over 30 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, photography, golf, music, fine wine and cheering on the Boilermakers and Bears. 

Bruce’s life will be celebrated Sunday, September 9th at McGann Hay, Granger Chapel with services beginning at 2pm; visitation through 4pm. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Bruce’s memory to: The Center for Hospice Care, 111 Sunnybrook Ct. South Bend, IN 46635. 

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Jeanne Wilkinson
               January 26, 1925 – August 31, 2012

SOUTH BEND – Mrs. Jeanne (Wright) Wilkinson, 87, passed away peacefully in her sleep at 
5:45am, Friday in her home.

Jeanne was born in Bonne Terre, MO on January 26, 1925 to Lawrence William and Mona (Weller) Wright. On June 19, 1943 in Ocala, FL she married Kenneth L. Wilkinson, Sr. He passed away on September 1, 2009. They moved to the South Bend area in 1948. They were long time members of Morris Park Country Club.

Surviving are their four daughters: Mona W. (Don) King of Ventura, CA, Ann (Stephen) Stipher of Mission Viejo, CA, Sally (Walter) Lentine of South Bend, Pegge Abrams of Tucson, AZ; and 
their two sons: Kenneth L. (Patricia) Wilkinson, Jr. of Arlington, TX, and Charles J. Wilkinson of Draper, UT. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister Kay (Leslie) Benedict of Phoenix, AZ.

A celebration of his extraordinary life will be held at 11:00am on Monday, September 17, in the McGann Hay, University Chapel, 2313 E. Edison Rd. near Ironwood. The family will greet guests one hour prior to the memorial service in the funeral home.

Jeanne requested that friends consider a memorial donation rather than sending flowers so her family chose the following two programs as fitting memorials in her memory: The American Heart Association, Memorials and Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL, 60674 or The First Tee, World Golf Village, 425 South Legacy Trail St., Augustine, FL, 32092. 

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Jeffery E. Feathers
               March 1, 1959 – September 4, 2012

SOUTH BEND -- Jeffery E. Feathers, 53, died September 4, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born March 1, 1959, he was the son of Ralph Feathers and Emily Joyce (Wickham) Vogel. His father, Ralph, preceded him in death. His wife, Teresa Heatherly Feathers and stepmother, Jeanette Feathers, also preceded him in death. 

Survivors include his mother, Emily Vogel; brothers, Greg Feathers of South Bend, Curt Feathers of Mishawaka, and John Feathers of Mishawaka; half brother, Charles Vogel of South Bend; stepbrother, Larry (Stephanie) Lien of Osceola; stepsister, Tammy Stepp of Mishawaka; and many nieces and nephews.

Jeff lived and worked as a carpenter through his life. He spent his latter years in North Carolina. 

Cremation will take place, and a memorial gathering will be held at a later date. For more information, please contact a family member, or the McGann Hay Funeral Home. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Center for Hospice Care or to Pet Refuge. 

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Sylvia S. Simon
           July 5, 1941 – September 4, 2012

SOUTH BEND – Sylvia S. Simon, 71, formerly of South Bend died at her home in Trafalgar, IN Tuesday morning.

She was born in Hawthorne, CA on July 5, 1941 to the late Howard and Dorothy (Wilkins) Cahoon.  She was married on April 9, 1961 to the late Don T. Simon. He passed away on March 30, 2003. She is survived by her children: Ame (Marc Carter) Simon of Seattle, WA, Dana H. (Teresa) Simon of Mishawaka, Trista Simon of Franklin, IN; six grandchildren and a close friend Gary Akin who gave her much happiness and loving care. Sylvia was predeceased by a daughter Julie Hilton and a son Arthur Simon. 

Committal Services will be graveside at Rosehill Cemetery on Miami St. across from St. Matthew Cathedral at 11:00am TODAY Sept. 5, with Rev. Jeffery Largent, Pastor of Little Flower Catholic Church, officiating. 

Mrs. Simon was a avid member of Finally Free Motorcycle Club. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider a memorial donation to IU Hospice, Indianapolis-Lafayette Office, 1828 N. Illinois, Indianapolis, IN 46202. 

Condolences may be sent to the family by logging on to: www.McGannHay.com


Paul Joseph Swain
              March 19, 1981 – September 3, 2012

GRANGER -- Paul Joseph Swain, 31, passed away September 3, 2012. 

Born March 19, 1981, he was the son of Patrick and Joyce (Hancock) Swain. His father, Patrick, preceded him in death December 2011.

Left to cherish Paul’s memory are his mother, Joyce of Granger; grandparents, Peggy Swain and Gilbert and Ruby Hancock; and children, Jesse, Nathan, Delilah, Dylan, Paul Jr., and Isabella Swain. He also leaves behind his aunts and uncles, Rick Swain, Kevin (Debbie) Swain, Eileen (Ed) Farrell, Sue Gorsett, and Chris (Phil) McClure; and cousins, Stephanie (Nick) Shumaker, Carrie McClure, Aron McClure, David Gorsett, Maggie Swain, Jennifer Swain, and Michael and Brian Farrell. 

Paul was a loving father. He would send video messages to the children when he wasn’t able to be face to face with them. He had a great personality, a gentle spirit and a great smile. Many remember his ability to quote lines from movies and never missed an opportunity to add a joke to lighten up a situation. His passion was music. He especially loved to play the guitar. He will be greatly missed by many.

Funeral services will be Thursday, September 6 at 2PM at the McGann Hay, Granger Chapel, 13260 SR23, enter off Cherry Rd. Visitation will be one hour prior.

In lieu of flowers, please consider investing in his children’s future. A trust has been set up at Teacher’s Credit Union. Any location will accept donations.

Condolences may be sent at www.McGannHay.com


James Basil Putt
                  May 5, 1947 – August 27, 2012

GRANGER -- James Basil Putt of Granger passed away peacefully on August 27, 2012 following a fourteen year battle with cancer. He died as he wished, at home and in the comfort of family and friends.

Jim was born on May 5, 1947 to Charles and Anna Marie Putt, both of whom preceded him in death. 

Although he was born in Battle Creek, MI, he spent most of his life in the South Bend area. He was a 1965 graduate of Riley High School. He earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University in 1970 and held the distinction of being the first student at Purdue to be named a certified engineering technician. He also received a certificate in executive management from the University of Notre Dame.

Jim worked at the Bendix Corporation in its Brake and Steering Division following his graduation from Purdue. He made many contributions to the company during his fifteen year tenure, including a number of patented inventions. Jim also worked at Wells Electronics for over a decade, where he served as Plant Manager. He finished his career at Mann + Hummel, from which he retired in June 2009.

Jim married Pamela (Burrough) Putt, his high school sweetheart, on August 30, 1969. They would have celebrated their 43rd anniversary this Thursday. Together, they built the family’s home in Granger and raised two children, Christopher and his wife Erin of Granger and Karen of South Bend. Jim was close to his family, and they shared many years of dinners, Sunday movie nights, and Notre Dame basketball games. While his children were in high school band, Jim tirelessly followed them to band competitions around the state. As a member of the Penn High School Music Boosters, he led the campaign to raise funds to purchase new band uniforms for the school. When his children attended Notre Dame, he spent his Saturdays in Notre Dame Stadium watching them in the band, at the expense of going to Purdue football games with his friends. 

Jim welcomed his first grandchild, Eloise, in May, and he loved her dearly. He enjoyed caring for her, and Ellie provided him with great comfort and strength during his ongoing battle with illness.

Jim is also survived by his brother, Thomas and his wife Susan, of Paw Paw, MI; his nephew Jeff, and his wife Kira and their son Ethan; his niece Stephanie and her daughter Olivia, all of whom served as great sources of strength and companionship for Jim.

He loved playing golf, particularly with his friends on Saturday mornings at Hampshire Country Club. While his game declined with his health in recent years, he proudly recorded his second hole-in-one on July 5, 2011 on the 3rd hole at the Blackthorn Golf Club. 

Jim also loved meetings of his “breakfast club” buddies, playing online poker, and tooling around on his lawn tractor. He was a gifted mechanic, engineer, and craftsman, and he loved building and fixing things. Most of all, he loved his family, friends, and his trusted Basset Hound, Buford.

Friends may visit on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the McGann Hay, Granger Chapel, 13260 SR 23, enter off Cherry Rd. A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 30 at St. Matthew Cathedral, 1701 Miami Street, South Bend.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Jim may be made to the Magrane Pet Medical Center “Feather and Fur Fund,” 3945 Edison Lakes Parkway, Mishawaka, IN. The Fund is used to help cover catastrophic pet medical bills for those in need.

To send condolences to the family, please visit www.McGannHay.com


Kathy I. Marshall
      December 13, 1952 – August 26, 2012

SOUTH BEND -- Kathy Marshall, 59, passed away August 26, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born December 13, 1952, she was the daughter of Eugene and Adaline Niedbalski. They preceded her in death, along with her niece, Kari Ann Radzikowski.

Survivors include her daughter, Jennifer (Matt Burks) Rodich of Mishawaka; three siblings, Sharon (Ronald) York of South Bend, Geri Kroll of South Bend; and Tykey (Laina) Niedbalski of Walkerton; her loving nieces and nephews, Charlotte Dean and Walter Kroll, John and Joseph Radzikowski, Grace Stackhouse, Justin and Christian Niedbalski, and Nekodah Niedbalski Whipkey.; and her great nieces and nephews.

Kathy lived to make others happy. She always stayed positive even when there only seemed to be negative. She loved to shop, travel, and go to lunch with her friends, which was a weekly ritual. Kathy and her only daughter, Jennifer, carried a special bond that made her feel so proud. 

Per Kathy’s request, in lieu of a memorial service, donations may be made, in her name, to the Center for Hospice Care, of St. Joseph County.

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John O. Walker
                 April 30, 1919 – August 24, 2012

SOUTH BEND-John O. “Bologna John” Walker, 93, passed away August 24, 2012. 

Born April 30, 1919, he was the son of the late Elijah and Edith (Dorsett) Walker. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Ruby Ogle. 

On January 24, 1970, John married Grayce Sorensen. She survives. Also surviving are 8 children, Larry (Jackie) Walker of Elkhart, Marjorie Haase of Mishawaka, Jackie Liebertowski of Niles, Candace Walker of South Bend, Lisa (Bob) Ruth of South Bend, Connie Stern of Indianapolis, Bonnie (Joe) Knowles of Denver and Jim (Peggy) Hall of Indianapolis; brother, Bill Dorsett of Tillamook, OR; and 17 grandchildren; as well as, great and great-great grandchildren.

John was a proud meat salesman for Peter Eckrich & Sons for over 35 years. He also was a member of the Teamsters #364 for many years. Most importantly, he was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He and Grayce were winter residents of Sebring, FL for 29 years.

Per John’s request no services are being held. 

Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Center for Hospice Care, 111 Sunnybrook, South Bend, IN.

Condolences may be made at www.McGannHay.com.


Beverly A. (Tobin) Reynolds
                               May 29, 1926 – August 20, 2012
GRANGER -- Beverly Anne Tobin Reynolds, 86, passed away Monday evening, August 20, 2012, with her family by her side. 
Born May 29, 1926 in Wayland, Michigan she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Marjorie (Halloran) Tobin.  In 1943, Bev graduated from Nazarath Academy in Kalamazoo, Michigan with her long-time friend Rosemary Dunbar.  
On June 9, 1962, Bev married James Reynolds at Saint Margaret Parish in Otsego, Michigan. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Lou Messier and Bernice Hankerd; and a brother, John Tobin. 
From their 43-year marriage, Bev and Jim created a loving family.  They are survived by their two children, Jim (Lisa) Reynolds of Granger, IN and Marge (Lee DeJohn) Reynolds of Cassopolis, MI; four granddaughters, Kylie, Kelsey, Katie, and Kourtney Reynolds; a niece, Mary Myers; and a nephew, Mike (Becky) Reynolds.
Bev and Jim owned the Gaslight in Dowagiac, Michigan until they moved to Granger, Indiana.  Once in Granger, they established the Granger Tap & Grill and ran it for 30 years.  Bev was well known for her fabulous desserts and her refusal to take off her high-heeled shoes.  She lived for her family and loved having her grandchildren as next-door neighbors.  Bev would never turn down a trip to the casino or her fun Thursday nights with her gang. She loved life and had the best sense of humor. She will be greatly missed by many. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, August 24th at St. Pius X Catholic Church at 11:30AM, with visitation one hour prior. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the church, or to any Catholic Charity of the donor’s choice. 
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Mary Ann Bartell
                     July 12, 1935 – August 18, 2012

SOUTH BEND – Mary Ann (Mennel) Bartell, 77, died Saturday at home. Born in South Bend she was the Office Manager at Schuell Fence Co. Survivors: Daghters: Cindy (Doug Rusthoven) Bartell of South Bend, Valerie (Blaine) Nagel of Goshen and Christan Bartell of Elkhart; Grandsons: Matthew Carter of Osceola, Christopher Bartell and Kenneth Bartell both of Elkhart; great-grandson Austin Carter of Osceola.
 Private services were held at McGann Hay, University Chapel.
 Memorials: Humane Society of St. Joseph County. 
Condolences: McGannHay.com


Steven M. Katz
               September 12, 1948 – August 20, 2012

NILES, MI –Steven Mark Katz, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away on Monday afternoon.

Born and raised in South Bend, Indiana, Steven was the second of five children born to Aaron and Bertha Katz. He was a 1966 Graduate of Riley High School. He attended Indiana University where he met his future bride Laurie Magid Katz and was active in the Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity. He graduated with a degree in History in 1970. He returned to South Bend with his new family within a year of graduation to pursue a career in business. 

A successful business owner and active member of his congregation, Sinai Synagogue, Steven was also known for his extraordinary oratory gift. He often emceed events around South Bend over the many years and delighted all who met him with his quick wit. Besides cracking jokes he loved his 3 dogs, Notre Dame Football, golfing, fishing with his grandchildren, and of course, a good party. 

He leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter,  a unique zest for life, and a list of friends too long to count.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Laurie Katz, his three children, Hal, David and Jamie Katz, his daughters-in-law Jenny and Amy Katz, and the highlights of his life, his four grandsons, Jonah, Gabe, Liam, and Jake Katz. 

Funeral services will be held at NOON Thursday, August 23, at Sinai Synagogue the corner of LaSalle Ave and Eddy St., with Rabbi Michael Friedland, officiating, South Bend. Burial will be in the Hebrew Orthodox Cemetery, Mishawaka. McGann Hay Funeral Homes, Forest G. Hay Chapel is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Steve’s memory to: Sinai Synagogue, 1102 E, LaSalle Ave., SB, IN, 46617 or to the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley, 3202 Shalom Way, SB, IN 46615. 

Condolences may be sent to the family at : www.McGannHay.com


Victoria Ann Szymanski
                         November 11, 1946 – August 11, 2012

GRANGER-Victoria Ann Szymanski, 65, after a two year struggle with ALS, found peace with Christ on August 11, 2012.

Vicki was born in South Bend on November 11, 1946, to Paul A. and Marjorie (Ruff) Jewell. Her father preceded her in death in 1997. On January 10, 1970, Victoria married Thomas A. Szymanski at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at Notre Dame. She is survived by Tom, her mother, sons Thomas Jr. (Amy) of Granger, Joseph (Colleen) of Columbus Ohio, and a daughter, Kristin (Ronald) Cooper of South Bend. Also surviving are her three cherished grandchildren, Hannah, Emma, and Matthew Szymanski. and two brothers, Paul Jewell (Donna) and Greg Jewell (Nora), and numerous nieces and nephews.

Victoria was graduated from St Joseph High School in South Bend in 1964 and from the Holy Cross School of Nursing in 1967. She maintained an active status as a Registered Nurse all her life and continued her education by earning a BA from the college of St. Francis. She retired from nursing in 2003 to devote her time to being “Grandma”. Vicki’s family was the center of her life and she loved planning and hosting family events, especially the annual family vacation at Hilton Head Island. Her greatest delight was being “Grandma Vicki” and spending time with her grandchildren.

After an employment related seventeen years in Ohio the family was delighted to return to the South Bend area in 
1996, at which time Tom and Vicki joined St. Pius X Catholic Church where Vicki became an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist, and participated in the RCIA and bereavement ministries and the Christ Renews His Parish program.

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 20 from 5-8PM, with a vigil service at 5PM and the recitation of the Rosary at 8:00 at the McGann Hay, Granger Chapel, 13260 SR23, (enter off Cherry Road). 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at St. Pius X Catholic Church at 10:30AM, with visitation one hour prior. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The ALS Association of Indiana, 6525 E. 82nd St. Suite 115, Indianapolis IN 46250. www.alsaindiana.org

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Lynne M. Rifkin
                     Oct 11, 1964 – Aug 13, 2012

Lynne M. Rifkin, 47, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 13, 2012, in her home, due to complications from breast cancer.

Lynne was born on October 11, 1964, in South Bend, Indiana, to Paul and Christine Berta. She is preceded in death by her mother Christine.

On July 7th, 1995, she married Marvin Rifkin. They were married for 17 wonderful years.

Surviving are her husband, Marv; father, Paul Berta; stepdaughters, Laura (Jason) Fickett of South Bend, Amy (Joe) Carter of Cincinnati, Ohio; sisters, Lori (Bill) Broecker of South Bend, Tracey (Mike) Kambol of South Bend, Jennifer (Andy) Minnick of North Liberty, Indiana; grandchildren, Scarlet and Walt Fickett and Lena Carter; nieces and nephews, Justin, Aaron and Meredith Cole, Jessica, Sam and Jonathan Kambol, Lucas, Isaac, Owen and Sophie Minnick; and her two beloved German Shepherds, Jenni and Bellaclaire.

Lynne worked 25 years as an associate financial representative with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. She was a member of the Young Survivors Group and also an ambassador in 2012 for Hello Gorgeous, which had given her a surprise makeover in 2010. She participated in many breast cancer fundraisers and walks. One of her proudest moments was when she was allowed to sign the pink fire truck named “Izzy”,that promoted breast cancer awareness.

Lynne was an inspiration to everyone who knew her. To her, a glass was neither half empty nor half full; it was overflowing with life. During her battles with cancer, when you called to comfort her, you would find her comforting you instead. She always seemed to find the positive in any situation.

Lynne enjoyed spending time with her husband Marv, walking their dogs, cooking, gardening, and vacationing in Brown County. Her life was filled with memories of grandkids and nieces and nephews. She especially enjoyed cookouts and family gatherings where she always brought the laughter.

Family and Friends may gather from 4-8 pm on Thursday in McGann Hay Funeral Home at 435 S Ironwood at Jefferson. A mass will be held at 11 am on Friday at Corpus Christi Parish in South Bend. Condolences at McGannHay.com

Memorial contributions can be made to Susan G Komen for the Cure or to Pet Refuge. The family would like to thank her friends, doctors, and nurses for all their support during her cancer battles. You all meant so much to her.


Lorraine F. Wyman
             September 28, 1920 -- August 12, 2012 

EDWARDSBURG --Lorraine Wyman, born September 28th, 1920, journeyed to her final resting place to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 12, 2012.
 A former resident of Grass Lake, Michigan, Lorraine spent her last years near her son, Bill Wyman, in Edwardsburg, Michigan. Her final day on this earth was spent peacefully in her home at her own personal request. Known for her love of animals, she especially loved cats and the wild creatures of the outdoors, such as the deer, chipmunks, rabbits, and squirrels, which she fed on a regular basis. She also loved to bake and was renown for her famous pies, a specialty at any social gathering. 
Traveling was a part of her life as she toured both abroad and within the fifty states, with both friends and family.
Lorraine loved “pretty things” and especially the beauty of a colorful garden full of flowers which she created each spring with the use of her natural “green thumb".
A dedicated wife and mother, she also worked outside of the home and was employed at Grass Lake High School as the secretary to the principal and later as secretary to the superintendent, both positions she immensely enjoyed. She always commented that she loved working with young people and became energized within the school environment. Lorraine also worked in retail, in fine jewelry and in retail clothing sales, an expression of her communication and camaraderie with the people of her community. 
Lorraine loved her family and cherished family gatherings, days spent at the lake, holidays and a myriad of special occasions which would bring her family together.
She will be dearly missed by her five children, namely, Diane Ray of Dodgeville, Wisconsin; Bill Wyman of Edwardsburg, Michigan; David Wyman of LaValle, Wisconsin; Cindi Chester of Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Cheryl Razak of Jackson, Michigan.
Heartfelt love also is given to the memory of Lorraine by her grandchildren, namely, Michelle Scott, Teresa Ferry, and Amy Tarwacki, children of Bill Wyman; Alissa Zimmerman, Selena Landolt and Derek Wyman, children of David Wyman; Adam Razak, Sarah Razak, Aaron Razak, Jarrod Razak, and Jacob Razak, children of Cheryl Razak. Thirteen great-grandchildren are also a vital part of Lorraine’s legacy and she will always be remembered by each and every one. 
Peacefully at rest, she will be buried in the Edwardsburg Village Cemetery, following the funeral service held at McGann Hay Chapel in Granger, Indiana. The service will commence on Thursday, August 16th, with visitation from 12:30 to 1:30 P.M. and the funeral service immediately following at 1:30 P.M. In memory of Lorraine, plant a garden of colorful flowers and always be kind to animals.
Condolences may be sent at www.McGannHay.com


Donald Bowen
            March 28, 1925 – August 9, 2012

SOUTH BEND -- Donald Bowen, 87, passed away August 9, 2012. Born March 28, 1925, he was the son of the late George and Helen Bowen. On January 5, 1979, he married the love of his life, Edith Revonda Clark. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Stephen and Robert Bowen; and 2 step-children, Larry and Glenda Tipton. Don was a proud Navy Veteran. No services are being held at this time. Condolences may be sent at www.McGannHay.com


Kenneth J. Eme
                    May 21, 1928 -- August 4, 2012

GRANGER – Mr. Kenneth Jerome Eme, 84, passed away at 6:17pm Saturday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center with loved ones gathered near.

He was born in Chicago, IL on May 21, 1928 to the late George Henry and Marie Alice (Keane) Eme. Ken served two tours of duty in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He then graduated in 1954 with a BS in Electrical Engineeringfrom Northwestern University. On June 17, 1961 he married Anne (Baldrick) 
Eme who survives of Granger.
Mr. Eme was an Electrical Engineer and worked at Motorola for 33 years retiring in December of 1988 as a Sr. Program Manager. He worked in the Aerospace Division on the Apollo, Mariner, & Viking Space Programs, among others, during his career. He was a member of the American Legion, Kiwanis International, St. Pius X Catholic Church, and The Center for the Homeless.

Other survivors besides Anne his wife include: two sons: Ken (Mary) Eme of Granger and Bill (Katina Lewis) Eme of Livermore, CA; along with five grandchildren: Patrick, Mega
n, Kendall, Zachariah and Eliana.

A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30am Wednesday with visitation prior from 9:30
-10:15pm at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Navy Honors will follow after mass. Friends may also call on Tuesday from 4-7pm at the McGann Hay Funerals | Cremations | Gatherings, Granger Chapel, 13260 SR 23 (enter off Cherry Rd.).

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to either: the St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 52553 Fir Rd., Granger, IN 46530 or to the Christ Child Society, PO Box 1286, South Bend, IN 46624. To
 send condolences to the family or for directions log on to: www.McGannHay.com

The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses, and aides at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Our Lady of Peace Hospital and Kindred Nursing Home for the loving care the provided for Ken during his illness.





Anthony O. Simon
                     July 3, 1936 – August 2, 2012

SOUTH BEND -- Anthony O. Simon, 76, died Thursday August 2, 2012 of heart failure after a long illness. Born July 3, 1936 in Cherbourg, France, Tony moved to South Bend with his family in 1938 and remained a lifelong resident. He is a graduate of St. Joseph’s Grade School, St. Joseph’s High School, St. John’s University (MN), and held a master’s degree in Sociology from Notre Dame University.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Judith; his sons Marc (Maria) of Bowling Green, OH and John-Paul (Asha) of Bethesda MD; grandchildren Anne-Marie, Genevieve, and Martin Simon and Louis and Ella Hoang-Simon. Also surviving are his sister Catherine (Clover, SC) and his brothers Dominic (Alexandria VA), George (Ypsilanti, MI), Michael and Vincent (both of Albuquerque NM), and many nieces and nephews.

Tony enjoyed gardening, woodworking, classical music, travel, and spending time with good friends and family. He was especially fond of his many first cousins in France and enjoyed many trips to visit them over the years. He was also devoted to editing and publishing and the work of his father, the philosopher Yves R. Simon. His tireless efforts to promote his father’s ideas resulted in the publication of numerous scholarly books and articles.

Tony will be remembered as a loyal and compassionate friend, loving and proud father, and devoted husband.

A funeral mass will be held at the Church of the Loretto (St. Marys) at 2pm Tuesday. A private burial of cremated remains in Cedar Grove cemetery will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Yves R. Simon Institute, c/o McGann Hay funeral home, 2313 E. Edison Rd., South Bend, 46615. 

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Charles M. Burnette
Granger -- Charles M. Burnette, 65, died Saturday in his residence.
McGann Hay's American Cremation Society in in charge.


William Johnson
William Johnson 57, of South Bend, IN died August 1, 2012. McGann Hay, Morning Star Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


Mary Margaret Haugseth
                 February 20, 1922 – July 24, 2012

MISHAWAKA -- Mary Margaret (Schillo) Haugseth, 90, of Mishawaka and South Bend, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at the Sanctuary at St. Paul’s, South Bend.


Mary was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, the eldest of three daughters of the late Anthony and Anne Schillo.

Mary graduated with a nursing degree from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing at St. Joseph’s Academy in St. Paul, Minnesota. She also earned a degree from St. Catherine’s University. She worked in hospitals in Maryland and Michigan.

Mary worked as a flight attendant for Northwest Airlines from 1943 – 1946. She met her future husband, Ellsworth Haugseth, M.D., on one of her flights. Mary and Ellsworth were married on February 7, 1946 in Indianatown Gap, Pennsylvania and moved to South Bend when Ellsworth accepted a position as a physician and surgeon at the South Bend Clinic. She is survived by two sisters, Helen Bollman, and Sister Genevieve Schillo; and by three nephews, all living in St. Paul. 

Mary enjoyed playing golf in the summers and exercise class at the Michiana Family YMCA in the winters. 

She volunteered at Memorial Hospital for many years.

Playing bridge was a favorite event for Mary. She belonged to the South Bend Bridge Club playing duplicate bridge. She also played “party bridge” with friends in four different clubs. 

Mary Haugseth belonged to Sacred Heart Parish, Notre Dame, Indiana. She volunteered at the Basilica giving tours for visitors. Services will be at the Basilica on Monday, August 6, at 9:30 a.m. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Michiana Family YMCA, 1201 Northside Blvd., South Bend, Indiana 46615. 

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Rose Marie Jabour
                January 16, 1922 -- June 26, 2012

MISHAWAKA , IN – Rose Marie Jabour, 90, of Mishawaka, IN, formerly of Waynesburg died at 1:30 AM Thursday, July 26, 2012, at the Healthwin Specialized Care Facility in South Bend, IN. surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Monday, January 16, 1922 in Uniontown, PA. A daughter of the late Michael Esper and Marsha Barkett Esper.

Mrs. Jabour was a faithful member of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church in Waynesburg for 45 years. She taught CCD and attended Mass every Sunday. She retired as a Postal Clerk with the United State Postal Service. Rose was a devoted wife and loving mother spending the majority of her time caring for her family. Mrs. Jabour enjoyed crafts, sewing and writing poetry. She won a caption contest by the South Bend Tribune with one of her writings.

Her Husband Leon John Jabour, whom she married on May 11, 1957 died April 8, 1993.

Surviving are 2 Daughters and their Husbands: Rita (John) Miller, of Granger, IN and Therese B. (Michael) Kantar, of Granger, IN, 1 Son: Leon John (Robin) Jabour II, of Lancaster, PA

8 Grandchildren: Suzy (Amir) Sadr, Mark Miller, Jackie Miller, Julie Miller, Benjamin Sills, Amanda Jabour, Melissa Jabour and John Jabour.

2 Great Grandchildren: Isla Sadr and Gabriel Sadr, 1 Brother: Thomas Esper, of Uniontown, PA and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased are 4 Sisters: Ann Mullen, Jeanette Surgenour, Catherine Coughenour and Freda Nypaver, 3 Brothers: Joseph Esper, Michael Esper, and George Esper.

Friends will be received from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sunday July 29, 2012 in the Milliken and Throckmorton FH, Inc. Daryl L. Throckmorton Owner/Director,197 N. Maiden St Waynesburg, PA 15370 with a Prayer Service being conducted at 10:30 AM Monday, July 30, 2012 at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00AM at the St. Ann Roman Catholic Church in Waynesburg with Father Francis Frazer officiating. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Waynesburg, PA. The Rosary will be recited at 7:45 PM on Sunday July 29, 2012 at the funeral home. The family ask that memorial be made to: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004 or online at JDRF.org. Information is online at www.milliken-throckmortonfh.com.

McGann Hay Funerals | Cremations | Gatherings handled local arrangements. 
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Johnny Lynn Villanueva
            September 3, 1961 – July 20, 2012

SOUTH BEND-Johnny Lynn Villanueva, 50, passed away, surrounded by his family, on July 20, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Born September 3, 1961, he was the son of Sue Villanueva and Dennis Bare. They both survive. He is also survived by his son, Christopher Bare of Elkhart; grandson, Joshua Bare; step-father, Joseph (Pat) Villanueva of South Bend; brother, Joseph Villanueva of South Bend, who did so much for him, including cooking, taking him to appointments and staying by his side when he needed comforting; and sister, Trina (Rick) Frost of AZ. He will also be missed by numerous uncles, cousins and friends; especially his cousin, Tony Vega, who was next to him at the end; and his best friend, Mike Heck. 

Johnny was one of the most generous and selfless people you would ever meet. He made friends everywhere he went, with his happy and fun personality. He never let anything slow him down. He loved to play darts, guitar and was often seen working on his computer. He also loved NASCAR.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, please make donations at any First Source Bank branch, where a benefit has been set up, in Johnny’s name. 

To send condolences, please visit www.McGannHay.com



Lorraine “DeeDee” Harris
         February 13, 1926 – July 21, 2012

SOUTH BEND - Lorraine G. “DeeDee” Harris, 86, passed away in her home, July 21, 2012.

Born February 13, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Hupert & Ellen Castel .   
On August 29, 1953, Lorraine married William A. Harris. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her special friend, Joseph Klonkle.

Survivors include a daughter, Christy J. and (Ted) Obenour; and granddaughters, Kari J. and (Joshua) Mix and Kelsey M. Obenour.

Larraine was born in Harvey, Illinois. She graduated from Thorton High School, and worked as a secretary at Parent Magazine in Chicago. She resided in Calumet City, Illinois with where her husband, who owned Allied Auto Supply. She moved to South Bend, Indiana in 1998 to be closer to her family. She was a life member of Eastern Stars of Lansing, Illinois. Lorraine traveled extensively, loved to entertain in her home, and spend time with her family. She encouraged higher education and was a very generous person. In her final years, she enjoyed the special company of her caregiver, Presy.

Visitation will be held Monday, from 5-8PM at the McGann Hay, Granger Chapel, 13260 SR23, enter off Cherry Rd. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11AM (Chicago time)/12PM (South Bend time) at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville Indiana. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis foundation or to the YMCA Camp Eberhart. 

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William Cyrus Reed III (“Cy”)

                                       October 16, 1955 – July 16, 2012

Great Neck, New York-William Cyrus Reed III (“Cy”) suffered catastrophic injuries from an automobile accident that ended his life on earth July 19, 2012. 
He was born on October 16, in Bloomington (IN) to William C. Reed, Jr. and Martha Heseman Reed Bollenbacher, and is also survived by his step-father,  John C. Bollenbacher,  and by Cy’s wife,  Carol King-Reed and their son, William Christopher  Reed.

Cy graduated from Bloomington High School South in 1973, and the University of Notre Dame in 1977, where he studied abroad at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.  Cy received a Doctorate of Philosophy in Political Science, with an area of focus in African Studies from Indiana University in 1989.   

The first of his many trips to Africa was with Crossroads Africa, with whom he helped build a school in Ada, Ghana in the mid-1970’s.

Cy was a Rotary Fellow in Cologne, Germany in 1978, and spent the following summer in South Africa working in a gold mine.

As a professor of Political Science, Cy was employed by Simpson College, Wabash College, the American University of Cairo, Egypt (AUC), and the American University of Bulgaria, where he was serving as Provost at the time of the accident. 

Cy began his international research as a Fulbright Scholar in Zimbabwe in 1983.  He subsequently did research in South Africa, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Egypt, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Nigeria. He authored many articles and books related to African studies and international development. He was also interviewed frequently by representatives of the international media, as well as, asked to speak as a subject expert to numerous foreign ministries.

Cy travelled the world as easily as his neighborhood.  He traveled to visit family in Senegal and Rwanda, and accompanied a friend to interview journalists in Tunisia and Nigeria, hitchhiking across the Sahara to do so in 1979.

From 2000-2002, Cy served as Director of International Trade for the State of Indiana, for which he traveled to China, Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, and the Middle East.

Cy inspired his family and friends by his creativity and his sense of humor.  He was always happy, and always made others happy to be with him.   He was an inspiration to all who knew him.

Cy was a teacher:  at camp, as a father, and as a professor.  He was fearless in the classroom, whether the classroom platform was the horseback riding program for campers at Camp Eberhart, while a Tenured Professor at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, he served as the first Director of African Studies and developed the Refugee Studies Program at AUC, or the joy of self-reliance to Christopher at their cottage on Diamond Lake in Michigan, a lake he had been visiting since his childhood, and which he considered home.  In Cy’s eyes, no subject was too difficult and no student was incapable.  Cy served on the Board of Directors at Camp Eberhart.  He was also an active member of the Episcopal Church both in

the United States and abroad.  During the 1990’s he served as the Head of the St. John the Baptist, Episcopal Church, Vestry in Maadi, Cairo, Egypt.

In addition to family mentioned above, Cy is survived by his sister Paula Reed Lynch of Arlington, VA, her partner Margaret Pollack, Cy’s nephews, Jason Lynch and wife his  Becca Ruesch Lynch, of Charlottesville VA,  Mike Lynch, of Arlington, VA,  his brother the Rev. C. Davies Reed and his wife Carol Rogers Reed of Indianapolis, his brother-in-law Kester L. King and his wife Judy King of South Bend, IN and nephews Kester R. King and his wife Vanessa and family of South Bend, IN, Larry T. King and his wife, Angel and family of South Bend, IN  and David A. King and family of Independence, OR.

Cy’s aunts and uncles include Carol and Robert Shircliff of Jacksonville, FL and John and Dottie Heseman of Indianapolis, and cousins Joanne Trobaugh, Rick Darby, Lucy Tracy, Brad Heseman, Julia Finn, Karla Gorsky, Laura Howell, and Betsy Sheffield, Paula Bollenbacher, and Paulette Feltus.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Camp Eberhart, Three Rivers, Michigan; St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mishawaka, IN; or St. Francis-In-The-Fields Episcopal Church in Zionsville, IN.

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