• Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Delores Koch

    View Delores Koch Delores V. Koch, 90 years old, passed away at 7:15 a.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at her home.  Mrs. Koch was born on September 24, 1929 in Chicago, IL to the late Joseph and Helen (Strauss) Iwanski.  She has lived in South Bend since 1949.  On October 18, 1947 in North Judson, Delores and Leonard W. Koch were united in marriage.  Leonard preceded her in death on September 10, 2001. Mrs. Koch is survived by her five children, Fred (Deb) Koch, Debbie (…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    James Parker

    View James Parker James C. Parker, 84 years old, peacefully passed away at 9:47 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2019 at his home with his wife and family by his side.  Jim was born on August 25, 1935 in Hatfield, IN to the late Courtland James and Margaret (Abshire) Parker.  He was raised on a farm by his doting parents and it is there he learned the value of hard work and family.  Upon graduating from high school, Jim moved to northern Indiana where he met and fell in love with Su…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Doris Hughes

    View Doris Hughes South Bend Doris Faye Hughes, 94, of Granger passed away on Friday, December 6, 2019 with her loving family by her side.  She was born December 13, 1924 in South Bend to the late Mark and Olge (Searfoss) Fritz.  On April 2, 1942, she married the love of her life, Glenn H. Hughes, who preceded her on January 27, 2002. Doris is survived by her daughters, Janis (Richard) Madden, Alana Kinsey, Shauna (Michael) McCormick, Evon Vitale and Glynae McKee; grandchildren, Daw…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Heather Gakle

    View Heather Gakle North Liberty Heather Lynne Gakle, 32, of North Liberty, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019 in Granger, Indiana. Heather was born June 15, 1987 in South Bend, Indiana. Heather graduated from Mishawaka High School. She then earned her degree in Organizational Communications from the University of Phoenix. Heather worked at A Place To Be Me by Children’s Dispensary. She was their Program Director and she absolutely loved her work with her kids and their families. She lov…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Debora Harris

    View Debora Harris Debora Denise Harris,52, passed away during the very early hours of Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN. She was born on January 3, 1967 to Herbert L. Sr. and Annie (Houston) Harris. Debora was a life-long resident of South Bend and was a teacher at Edison Middle School at her time of passing. She was a beloved daughter, sister, cousin and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Debora is survived by her father, Herbert L. Harris…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Brandy Williams

    View Brandy Williams Brandy Lynn Williams, 41, passed away unexpectedly at her residence in South Bend on the afternoon of Thursday, December 5, 2019. Brandy was born on August 25, 1978 in Sand Springs, OK. Brandy had lived in the area for ten years at her time of passing, having moved to South Bend from Oklahoma. She was a beloved mother, sister, fiancée, daughter and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Brandy is survived by her children: daughters Megan L. Blose and Miran…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Bernece Long

    View Bernece Long South Bend – Bernece Long, 76, of South Bend, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in her home. She was born November 7, 1943 in Newport, Arkansas, to the late Ed and Retha Isbell. On December 1, 1984 in South Bend, she married Garland Long. Bernece worked for Stone Container for thirty-seven years where she was a box maker. She loved spending time with her family playing cards, cooking out, as well as gambling. Surviving is her d…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Ernie Nagy

    View Ernie Nagy Ernie Nagy died peacefully Monday, December 2, 2019 7:05 pm at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana. He had spent Thanksgiving week surrounded by his family.  He was 89 years old.  Born in South Bend, Indiana on March 13, 1930 to Paul and Mary Nagy, Ernie started his life during the great depression in a Hungarian family on the west side of South Bend.  He had five siblings Irene, Alex, Katie, Jeanne and Frieda.  His father worked factory jobs at Bendix…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Shawndra Rector

    View Shawndra Rector Shawndra Lee Rector, 42, passed away unexpectedly at Memorial Hospital on the morning of Sunday, December 1, 2019. Shawndra was born on November 2, 1977 in St. Louis, MO to Evelyn M. Rector and Luther Wells. Shawndra was a devoted mother and a proud grandmother. She cherished time spent with her loved ones, especially her grandchildren, and liked going out to eat at new restaurants, socializing with friends and simply enjoying life.  She will be greatly missed by all…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Timothy Jenkins

    View Timothy Jenkins Mr. Timothy J. Jenkins, 57, passed away unexpectedly at his home on the evening of Sunday, December 1, 2019. Timothy was born on October 26, 1962 in Newport News, VA. On March 23, 2011, Timothy was united in marriage to Leann Sue Gordon, who survives. Timothy was a devoted husband and father, who will be missed by all who knew him. In addition to his loving wife, Leeann Sue Gordon Jenkins of South Bend, IN, Timothy is survived by his children, Krystal Jenkins of Hartford,…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Madilynn Strickland

    View Madilynn Strickland Elkhart Madilynn Marie Strickland was born November 23, 2019 at 9:00am. She passed away that morning. Surviving are her parents Anthony Strickland and Sara Heckaman. Her brother and sisters Anthony Strickland Jr., Kirra Strickland, Khloe Strickland, and Ella Jade Strickland. Her grandparents Vivian and Tom Longcor, Ricole and James Graffa, Timothy and Emily Heckaman, Kevin and Tracy Strickland. Her great-grandparents Sally Farrer Smith, and Karen and Jim Tharp. Her un…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Karen Beatty

    View Karen Beatty Mishawaka Karen Lee Beatty, 47, of Mishawaka passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.  She was born September 1, 1972 in South Bend to the late James Michael Roper and Vickie (Gulatta) Roper, who survives. Also surviving are her daughter, Ashley Beatty; sons, Kevin “Michael” (Angel Smith) Smarr and Kyle (Hannah McKinney) Beatty; grandchildren, Conner, Abel and Ella; sister, Teresa Roper; and special friend “Toot” Wynn.  In additio…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Kyrian Sims

    View Kyrian Sims Elkhart Kyrian Tyshon Sims was born sleeping on November 28, 2019 at 4:26 PM at Elkhart General Hospital.  He is survived by his mother, Tychea Grey; brothers, Ja’Shon and Cameron Grey; one sister, Na’Kyra Grey; and grandparents Shamiko Grey and Clarence Sims. There will not be any services.  Palmer Funeral Home-River Park Chapel and Southlawn Cremation Services are assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be sent to the family at… Kyrian Tys…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Edna Knox

    View Edna Knox Edna Jean Knox, 87, formerly of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019 at Settler’s Place, La Porte, Indiana surrounded by her loving family.  Edna was born on January 8, 1932 in South Bend, Indiana to the late Clifford Denver Churchill and Gertrude Mabel (Rans) Churchill and remained a lifelong resident.  In 1951, in South Bend, Indiana Edna married Leonard Trojanowski, who preceded her in death.  On November 16, 1991, in South Bend, Indian…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Geraldine “Gerry” Hoffman

    View Geraldine “Gerry” Hoffman South Bend Geraldine “Gerry” Hoffman, 84, passed away suddenly on Friday, November 22, 2019 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka, IN. She was born on August 24, 1935 in South Bend, Indiana to the late John F. and Verna B. (Stafanski) Durskey.  Gerry retired from Edison Middle School as a lunch room attendant.  She previously waitressed at Stage Coach Inn in River Park and the Villa Capri, South Bend.  Gerry is survived by her husband, …

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Jeral “Jerry” Holmes

    View Jeral “Jerry” Holmes North Liberty Jeral A. “Jerry” Holmes, 85, of North Liberty, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019 at the Trailpoint Village, South Bend. Jerry was born October 26, 1934 in South Bend, to the late Alton and Ethel (McCarty) Holmes.  In 1952 Jerry enlisted in the United States Army during the Korean conflict; he was honorably discharged in 1955. Jerry was a Press Operator in the shipping department at Wells Aluminum; retiring in 1997 after thirty-eight years of se…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Larry Brown, Sr.

    View Larry Brown, Sr. Mr. Larry G. Brown, Sr., 68, passed away on the morning of Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend. Larry was born on March 17, 1951 to the late Wendell and Alberta (Hayes) Brown. Larry was a talented musician who made his living playing music. He was a life-long resident of the area. On February 13, 1973, Larry was united in marriage to Elizabeth Naomi Gladney, who preceded him in death on August 5, 2010. Larry enjoyed the time he got to spend wi…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Theresa Wibbens

    View Theresa Wibbens Theresa M. Wibbens, 96, of South Bend passed away Monday, November 25, 2019 at the Center for Hospice surrounded by her loving family.  She was born September 1, 1923 in Plati, Italy to the late Joseph and Marian (Zirilli) Catanzarite.  On June 29, 1946 in South Bend, she married Virgil J. Wibbens, who preceded her in death on April 13, 2012. Theresa is survived by her daughter, Dr. Cheryl (Dr. Neil) Wibbens-Lesh; son, John (Tess) Wibbens; seven grandchildren, E…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Tadeusz Stanaszek

    View Tadeusz Stanaszek Granger Tadeusz A. Stanaszek, 78, residing in Granger, passed away at 4:00 am Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in Bell Tower Health & Rehab, Granger. He was born December 17, 1940 in Maków Podhalanski, Poland to the late Michaí and Anastazja (Nicieja) Stanaszek.   On September 1, 1962, Tadeusz married the former Krystyna Jara, who survives. In addition to his loving wife of 57 years, he is survived by a daughter, Eva (Mike) Pavolko of Mishawaka; and grandchildren, Me…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Loraine Perkins

    View Loraine Perkins North Liberty Loraine (Adams) Perkins, 82 years old, of North Liberty, was reunited with her loving husband at 6:48 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2019 on their 56th wedding anniversary. She was surrounded by her family and her beloved dog, Katie, at her home. Loraine was born on January 11, 1937 in North Liberty to the late LeRoy and Emily (Blad) Adams. She remained a lifelong resident of North Liberty. On November 23, 1963 in North Liberty, Loraine and Howard L. Perkins…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Ethel O’Banion

    View Ethel O’Banion Ms. Ethel M. O’Banion, 82, passed away peacefully on the afternoon of Monday, November 18, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend. Ethel was born on the late Ollie and Bertha (Conley) Bailey in Salyersville, KY on April 10, 1937. Ethel spent most of her life in New Carlisle. On June 6, 1960, Ethel was united in marriage to Norman T. O’Banion, who preceded her in death on June 21, 2007 after 47 years of marriage. Ethel was a devoted mother, a loving grandmother,… Ms. Eth…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Richard “Dick” Jankowski

    View Richard “Dick” Jankowski South Bend Richard “Dick” A. Jankowski, 85, lifelong South Bend resident, passed away Wednesday morning, November 20, 2019 at Brookdale in South Bend. He was born November 28, 1933 in South Bend to the late Frank W. and Lucille (March) Jankowski.   Dick served his country honorably in the United States Army. He worked in construction management and retired from both Rieth Riley and Selge Construction Companies. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Velma Royster

    View Velma Royster Ms. Velma Marie Royster, 57, of South Bend, born in Leland, Mississippi on February 10, 1962 to the union of the late Jessie Johnson and Charlie Ceal Johnson, passed away at her home in South Bend at 12:17 A.M. on Sunday, November 17, 2019. Velma was preceded in death by her father Jessie Johnson, mother Charlie Ceal Coleman, grandfather Johnny B. Coleman and brother Karlitos Johnson. She was a member of Greater New Jerusalem Baptist Church. She was employed at Measle Eleme…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Joann McClure

    View Joann McClure Joann, 93, was born to Earl and Alyda Schuhardt and grew up in Grand Rapids, MI.  She received a B.A. in Economics from Kalamazoo College in 1948.  On Sept. 9, 1950, she married Jerry McClure and his job brought them to South Bend, IN in 1951.  After raising four children with Jerry, Joann commuted to Western Michigan College, earning a Master’s degree in Library Science in 1973.   She then worked as a manager for the St. Joseph County Public Librar…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Vanessa Bradford

    View Vanessa Bradford On Friday, November 15, 2019, surrounded by her family, Vanessa Bradford was called from Earth to Heaven’s reward at the age of 60. Vanessa was born in Parma, MO on March 10, 1959 to Issac Wheeler and the late Clemmie L. Beane. She grew up in Bernie, MO and was raised by Ophelia Beane and the late Mitchell Beane upon her mother’s death. She attended and graduated from Bernie High School in Bernie, MO. After graduating, she moved to South Bend, IN where she attended and g…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Shawn Irvin

    View Shawn Irvin Mishawaka Mr. Shawn A. Irvin of Mishawaka, IN. passed away unexpectedly in Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Hospital on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in Mishawaka, Indiana at the age of 51. Shawn is survived by a son, Shawn Anthony Irvin Jr. of Niles, Michigan and a brother, Kevin (Diane) Irvin of South Bend, Indiana.  Shawn was born on November 1, 1968 in Dowagiac, Michigan and attended Dowagiac schools.   Shawn was raised in a loving home in Dowagiac, Michig…