• Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Evelyn Tatay

    View Evelyn Tatay Evelyn A. (Penkala) Tatay, residing in South Bend, passed away Sunday morning, October 6, 2019 in the comfort of her home at the age of 98 years old.  She was born January 22, 1921 near South Bend to Alex M. and Mary (Kinski) Penkala, and was one of thirteen brothers and sisters.  She attended Washington-Clay High School until the 10th grade.  At the age of 14, she began working part-time at the University of Notre Dame.  After high school she began worki…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Ronald Snyder, Jr.

    View Ronald Snyder, Jr. Ronald Dale Snyder, Jr., 43 years old, unexpectedly passed away on Saturday morning, October 5, 2019.  Ronnie was born on January 5, 1976 in South Bend and has remained a lifelong resident.  He enjoyed cooking, had a big heart and was always willing to help anyone.  He earned is GED thru the Second Chance Program.  Ronnie was currently working with A+ Plumbing and had prior employment with, Bandito Burrito, Abe’s, and Thor. Ronnie is survived by is …

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Jean Divine

    View Jean Divine Mishawaka Jean Marie (Montgomery) Divine, 60, residing in Mishawaka, IN, passed away Sunday morning, October 6, 23019 in her home following a six-month battle with cancer.  She was born May 19, 1959 in South Bend, a daughter of the late Richard and Betty (Boles) Montgomery. She was a 1977 graduate of James Whitcomb Riley High School. On May 10, 1980 at Trinity Evangelical Free Church, South Bend, Jean was united in marriage to Timothy Divine. She is survived by her lovin…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Carolyn Watkins

    View Carolyn Watkins Mooresville Carolyn Watkins, 79 years old, passed away at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the Life Care Center in Rochester, IN.  Carolyn was born on April 23, 1940 in Mooresville, IN to the late Ancil and Annie (Shoffner) Moore.  She has lived in Plymouth since 1979.  On November 23, 1960 in Mooresville, Carolyn and James E. Watkins were united in marriage.  Her husband of 58 years survives. Along with her husband, James, survivors include th…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Kenneth Moser

    View Kenneth Moser Sturgis, MI Kenneth R. Moser, 81, of Sturgis, MI, passed peacefully in the early morning hours on October 5, 2019. Ken was born January 13, 1938, in Altoona, PA, to the late William and Bertha (Muller) Moser. He was proud to be “100% Swiss.” Ken grew up in South Bend and graduated from Riley High School in 1956. He joined the Army as a Reservist and went on to study electrical engineering at Purdue. He later earned his MSEE from the University of Notre Dame. Ken married Kat…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Richard “Rick” Clingenpeel

    View Richard “Rick” Clingenpeel Richard “Rick” E. Clingenpeel, 67, formerly of North Liberty, Indiana passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Center for Hospice Care, South Bend. Rick was born on January 29, 1952 in La Porte, Indiana to the late Carl Clingenpeel and Mary Ellen (Correll) Linse, and has been a lifelong resident of this area.  Rick proudly served our country in the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War.  He also served in the United States Army Pacif…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    William “Bill” Renfroe

    View William “Bill” Renfroe Bill Renfroe, 70, of 119 E. 13th Street, Mishawaka, IN, passed away during the early morning at the Center for Hospice Care in Roseland, IN on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 with his loving wife, Beverly, by his side. He was born on July 27, 1949 in Muncie, IN to James and Margaret Renfroe. He married Beverly M. Parish on July 6, 1974. Bill loved Bev tremendously with all his heart and soul. They celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary this past July. …

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Mitchell Pershing

    View Mitchell Pershing Granger Mitchell Grant Pershing, 77, residing in Granger, passed away at 7:10 pm Wednesday, October 2, 2019 in his home. He was born October 29, 1941 in South Bend to the late William “Grant” and Mary (Rohrer) Pershing and remained a lifelong area resident. On June 3, 1960 in South Bend, Mitchell married the former Jacqueline “Jackie” Banner, who survives. In addition to his loving wife of 59 years, he is survived by their daughter, Michele (Thomas) Bates of South Bend;…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Richard Freeman

    View Richard Freeman South Bend Richard Freeman, of Dearborn, Michigan, passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 surrounded by family.  Richard will be lovingly remembered by his son, Richard Freeman II; daughter, Jennifer Wilson; son-in-law, Bryan Wilson; and two granddaughters, Riley and Olivia.  Richard is preceded by his parents, Robert and Alice (Ferguson) Freeman; and sister, Barbara Kolle. Richard dedicated his life to the thing he loved most—family and friends.  He was…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Rex Vanator

    View Rex Vanator South Bend Rex A. Vanator, 64, died September 29, 2019 in South Bend. Survivors include children, Amanda Rojics and Tony Vanator; six grandchildren; siblings, Carolyn Cassell, Rana Metz, David Vanator and Gale Vanator. Rex served in the U.S. Marine Corp. He enjoyed the outdoors, race cars, old cowboy films and working on small engines. A graveside service with military honors will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 1 PM at Southlawn Cemetery. Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Ruth McKiernan

    View Ruth McKiernan South Bend Ruth O. (Farny) McKiernan, 92, passed away in her home on Sunday, September 29, 2019. Ruth is survived by her daughters Miriam (Mike) Tribbett, Margaret (Keith) MacDonell, Christine (Roger) Castino, and Teresa (Brett) Lokhorst, and son, Martin (YoonHi) McKiernan; daughter-in-law Christine McKiernan and her children Alex and Myles; grandchildren Nathan (Devren), Emily, and Leah Tribbett; Katie (Bryan) Reynolds, Andrea, and Michelle Castino; Conor and Aidan McKier…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Michael Trueax Sr.

    View Michael Trueax Sr. Mishawaka Michael James Trueax Sr., 73, passed away Sunday, September 29, 2019 at his home.  He was born on November 30, 1945 in South Bend to the late Elmer J. and Leona M. (Miltenberger) Trueax and has been a lifelong resident of the area. Michael worked as a forklift operator and in the shipping/receiving department at AM General Corporation for 37 years.  Afterwards, he worked part-time at Ridge Napa Auto Parts. Michael was a bowling enthusiast being in B…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Willard “Sandy” Sandilands

    View Willard “Sandy” Sandilands South Bend SOUTH BEND – Willard S. “Sandy” Sandilands, 90 years young, passed away September 28, 2019 at the Center for Hospice Care, Roseland, when he succumbed to injuries sustained in a car crash this past May 23rd, which took the life of his beloved wife, Patricia.  They were married for 40 years. Willard was born on February 22, 1929 in Mishawaka, Indiana to the late William Sandilands and Pearl (Lowe) Sandilands, and has been a lifelong resident of t…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    David Keith

    View David Keith South Bend David Paul Keith, 57, lifelong resident of South Bend, passed away at 10:50 a.m. Monday, September 30, 2019 at Memorial Hospital. David was born November 18, 1961 in South Bend, to the late Jesse H. and Collette (Mohl) Keith. Surviving are his siblings; Janet (Robert) Laffey of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Kathy (Bruce) Seal of North Port, Florida, Lois (Salvador) Keith Flores of South Bend, Mary (Randall) Hively of South Bend, Barbara (Joe Griesinger) Keith of South B…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Gerald “Red” Kaufman

    View Gerald “Red” Kaufman Gerald “Red’ Kaufman, 81 years old, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.  Gerald was born in LaPorte, IN on April 4, 1938 to Charles and Margaret (Albert) Kaufman and was a life-long resident of the area. On May 20, 1961, in Crumstown, IN, he married Judith Eslinger, who preceded him in death on February 14, 2001.  Also preceding him in death are his parents, Charles (Norma) Kaufman and Margaret (Judd)……

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Davene Davis

    View Davene Davis Davene Nicole Davis, also known as Davena Miller, 47, departed this life Thursday September 26, from her home on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Davene was born November 21, 1971 in East St. Louis, IL to Sandra L. Davis. Preceding her in death are her maternal grandparents Eugene and Erasaline Davis, aunts, an uncle, and special cousins. Davene is survived by her mother Sandra Davis of South Bend, her father and his family, her sister Shane Davis, two nieces Kalyn and India…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Eleanor Weiss

    View Eleanor Weiss Notre Dame Eleanor Lois Weiss, age 92, passed away peacefully on September 28, 2019, surrounded by her children. Lois was born in McSherrystown, PA, on August 22, 1927 to Kathryn Starr Smith and J. Preston Smith of McSherrystown, PA. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in McSherrystown, PA, in 1945 and received a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Joseph College in Emmitsburg, MD in 1950. After graduation, she was employed as an executive secretary at the P.H. Glatfelter…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Geoffrey Trethewey

    View Geoffrey Trethewey South Bend Geoffrey Hart Trethewey, 86, was called to heaven on September 29, 2019.  He was born on May 22, 1933 in South Bend.  He was the 4th of seven children born to William E. Trethewey and Agnes A. (Dunstan) Trethewey.  He grew up in River Park and graduated from John Adams High in 1952. In 1952, he married his childhood sweetheart, Jean Grubbs who passed away in 1990.  Geoff is survived by two sons, Kevin (Julie) Trethewey and Danny J. Trethe…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Sheila Berta

    View Sheila Berta Sheila R. Berta, 81, life-long resident of South Bend, passed away peacefully Friday morning, September 27, 2019 at Heritage Point in Mishawaka. Sheila was born May 21, 1938 in South Bend, to the late Frank and Teresa (Foldesi) Berzai. On July 11, 1959 in South Bend, Sheila married Carl R. Berta; he preceded her in death November 2, 2009. Sheila retired in 2004 after thirteen years of service from Zikers Cleaners.  She attended St. Jude Catholic Church for many… Sheil…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Linda Cochrane

    View Linda Cochrane Elkhart Linda R. Cochrane February 23, 1949 – September 26, 2019 Linda R. Cochrane, age 70, residing in Elkhart, IN passed away at 10:32 AM on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at home surrounded by family.  She fought a courageous battle with cancer and fought hard to the end.  Linda was born on February 23, 1949 in Elkhart, IN to the late Donald Ray Whybrew and Rosemary Charmin Smead Brewer.  Linda is survived by three daughters, Tammy Perez, Melanie Holderman …

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Roger Horn

    View Roger Horn Roger L. Horn, 82, residing in Mishawaka, Indiana passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at his home. Roger was born on January 5, 1937 in Elkhart, Indiana to the late Glenn Horn and Ethel (Marquart) Bolger and has been a lifelong resident of this area.  Roger proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps, during the Korean War Conflict, and also served in the Marine Corps Reserves.  He worked in sales at Tom Naquin Chevrolet for 30 years, retiring …

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Marina Gekhtman

    View Marina Gekhtman Granger Marina Gekhtman, 55, of Granger, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2019.  She was born November 14, 1963 in Zaporozhye, Ukraine to Gerald and Debora (Bykova) Genyuk.  On June 23, 1985 in Kyiv, Ukraine, she married Michael Gekhtman who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Ilya (Galyna) Gekhtman and Dmitri Gekhtman; and one sister, Alexandra (Valentin) Kobylianskii. A time of remembrance with the family will be held on Monday, September 30, 2019 from 2…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Thomas Rupchock

    View Thomas Rupchock Mishawaka Thomas Richard Rupchock died at home in Mishawaka on Friday, September 20, 2019, following a short illness.  Born August 27, 1959 to Stephen and Carol Rupchock in South Bend, Tom was the oldest of 6 children.  Tom graduated from Edwardsburg High School and lived most of his life in the South Bend area, except for short periods in San Diego and Florida.  Surviving are his mother Carol, brother Don (wife Toni), sister Kathryn Pizzo (husband Mike, ni…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    John Burkart

    View John Burkart South Bend John Leo Burkart, 94, of South Bend, passed away Tuesday evening, September 24 2019, in the comfort of his beloved home while listening to Frank Sinatra. John was born in South Bend on November 25th of 1924. He was the son of the late Anselm Sever and Helen Josephine (Janowski) Burkart. John’s siblings, twin sister, Mary Lou (Detmer), Helen Josephine (Butterworth), and brother Anselm Sever Burkart proceed him in death. Prior to World War II, John was a drummer in …

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Robert “Bob” Loft, Jr.

    View Robert “Bob” Loft, Jr. Robert “Bob” A. Loft, Jr. March 7, 1065 – September 20, 2019 Robert “Bob” A. Loft, Jr., age 54, residing in South Bend, Indiana died on Friday September 20, 2019 at Franciscan Health Hospital, Michigan City, Indiana.  He owned CRC Tech Services.  Bob was born on March 7, 1965 in South Bend, Indiana to the late Robert A. Loft, Sr. and Patricia Ann Galbreath Ward.  Along with his lifelong partner, Roxanne Morrow, Bob is survived by his… Robert “Bob” …