• 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…

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    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” …

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Theresa Patton

    View Theresa Patton CHICAGO – Theresa G. Patton, 58, formerly of South Bend, Indiana, passed away Friday, September 20, 2019 at Center for Hospice Care, South Bend. Theresa was born on December 12, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Samuel Carr and Izoria (Morris) Patton.  Theresa lived in the South Bend area for ten years, until recently when she returned to Chicago.  She is a graduate of Calumet High School in Chicago.  While living in South Bend, she worked as a care give…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    John Panyon

    View John Panyon John P. Panyon, 73, passed away at his residence in South Bend during the very early hours of Monday, September 23, 2019. John was born on June 3, 1946 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin to Peter Sr. and Margaret Panyon. John was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Annapolis, Maryland and proudly served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. John worked in communications at Verizon and helped launched the first communication satellite. On April 18, 2007, John was …

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Dean Plank

    View Dean Plank South Bend Dean L. Plank, 74, lifelong South Bend resident, passed away at 6:36 pm Monday, September 23, 2019 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka. He was born November 21, 1944 in South Bend to the late Leroy Galen and Margaret Ann (Kiefer) Plank.   Dean graduated from Washington Clay High School and served his country honorably in the United States Air Force. He worked at PDH Office Products in Mishawaka, retiring as warehouse manager after 25 years. Dean wa…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Ronald Rogers

    View Ronald Rogers Ronald E. Rogers, who resided at 726 Johnson Street, transitioned on September 19, 2019 after courageously battling an extended illness. Ronald was born on November 2, 1954 to Orvis and Alice Catherine (Hall) Rogers. Ronnie spent most of his life in South Bend. He was employed for a period of time as a supervisor for John & Johnson in Atlanta, but made South Bend his long-term home. Ronnie loved sports, especially basketball, which he played for Franklin School, Jeffers…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Patsy Norman

    View Patsy Norman South Bend Patsy A. Norman, 85, of Mishawaka, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Creekside Village. Patsy was born May 7th, 1934 in Mishawaka, Indiana, to Harry and Pearl (Miller) Shinn. Patsy retired in 2006 after working as a Secretary/Bookkeeper at Ziolkowski Construction Co. for 6 years and 13 years at Fordson/Universal Painting.  Surviving is her sister, Jane Shinn of Mishawka; and close friends Larry & Gail Snyder. She was preceded in death by her par…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Carolyn Wilson

    View Carolyn Wilson South Bend Carolyn S. Wilson, 64, of South Bend, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Signature Healthcare. Carolyn was born on March 26, 1955 in Mishawaka, Indiana, to the late Edward Andrzejewski and Marilyn Joyce (Handshaw) Andrzejewski. She attended Saint Monica Catholic Elementary School and Marion High School, graduating in 1973. She received her bachelor’s degree in special education from Indiana University South Bend and her master’s degree in so…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Jane Fries

    View Jane Fries South Bend Jane E. Fries of South Bend passed away on September 21, 2019 while in the loving care of the staff at Healthwin and the Center for Hospice Care. She was born in South Bend on February 11, 1931 to the late John Delbert and Maude Pearl (Morrow) Snyder and lived here all her life. Jane graduated from Riley High School and worked for many years for Wheelabrator Frye in Mishawaka. Upon their closing, she retired from the University of Notre Dame. Jane was an avid fan of…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Elijah Winters

    View Elijah Winters Elijah Dwight Winters entered this Earth on August, 2 2019 and gained his wings on September,14 2019. His time here on Earth was short but his tiny footprints left memories in our hearts. He is survived by his mother, Shaquana Winters; his siblings, Nyla Winters (sister) and Valan Winters (brother); his aunts: Jayquana, Tayquana & Jaylah Henderson; his uncles: Dayquan Langford, Deonte Harris, Rashad Simpson & Ramarion Hall; his maternal grandparents, Larvell Rush &…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Joseph Zappia

    View Joseph Zappia Palm Beach, FL Mr. Joseph M. Zappia passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at his home in South Palm Beach, Florida at the age of 98. A South Bend businessman, he originated the Villa Capri Restaurant from 1951 to 1974, and food services for the University of Notre Dame JACC from 1968 to 1987. The Zappias, through their friendship with then President Father Hesburgh, had the wonderful opportunity of meeting several of our American presidents, as well as some of the world…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Judith Gardner

    View Judith Gardner South Bend Judith A. Garner, 79 years old passed on Monday, September 16, 2019 at The Center for Hospice Care.  Judith was born on February 29, 1940 in South Bend to the late Charles U. and Minna D. (Strom) Gardner.  Judy is a graduate of James Whitcomb Riley High School in South Bend.  Judy was in banking in South Bend.  She has also resided in Farmington Hills, MI and Atlanta, GA where she was employed by Stone Container Corporation.  In spite of…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Karen Moss

    View Karen Moss Mishawaka Karen Sue Moss, 63, of Mishawaka passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.  She was born January 10, 1956 in South Bend to Darrell Niles Sr. and the late Anna (Dunn) Niles.  On February 25, 2017, she married the love of her life, Tim Moss, who survives. Also surviving are her daughter, Chrissy (Charlie) Speelman; stepdaughter, Abigail McClure Harrison; stepson, Joshua Smith; grandchildren, Jimmy “Bubby”, Makayla, Domin…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Tamera Reed

    View Tamera Reed Osceola OSCEOLA – Tamera Renee Reed, 57, residing in Osceola, Indiana passed away Monday, September 16, 2019 at Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, Indiana. Tamera was born on May 12, 1962 in Buchanan, Michigan to the late Eulas Billy Gean Johnson and Velda Mae (Smith) Johnson, and has been a lifelong resident of this area, attending Riley High School, South Bend.  Tamera was a successful Regional Loan Officer in this area for many years. Yet, the love of her heart was he…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Priscilla Filos

    View Priscilla Filos Mishawaka Priscilla Filos, 82, of Mishawaka, IN, passed away September 16, 2019 at The Hearth at Juday Creek in Granger, IN. She was born February 26, 1937 in Panama City, Republic of Panama, to the late Francisco A. and Josefa (Remotti) Filos.    Priscilla is survived by her daughter, Jessica (Casey) Stone; three grandchildren, Lily, Jackson, and Megan; sister, Heliana (Ricardo) Varela; brothers, Felix A. (Lelis) Filos and Carlos A. (Chiqui) Filos. &n…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Wesley Rogers

    View Wesley Rogers Wesley J. Rogers, 2 days, passed away Monday, September 16, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.  He was born September 14, 2019 to Jacci R. Neiswender and Joseph W. Rogers, who survive in Mishawaka. Also surviving Wesley are three brothers, Kaiden, Aries and Ryland; maternal grandparents, Robert and Shelly Neiswender; paternal grandparents Clarence Jones and Carrie Swift; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Private graveside services will take place at a later dat…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Dorothy Coleman

    View Dorothy Coleman Dorothy Lea Coleman entered this world on October 4, 1935 to her parents: William Henry Alexander, Sr. and Lenora Alberta Townsend. Both preceded her in death. Dorothy grew up on the west side of South Bend and attended Linden Elementary School, Central High School and Central Baptist School of Theology. On September 7, 1952, she married Neal Strong and had a baby girl, Clarissa Jeanne, whom she affectionately called “Jeannie.” Since Neal was in the Air Force, the small f…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Phyllis Dombrowski

    View Phyllis Dombrowski South Bend Phyllis I. Dombrowski August 7, 1951 – September 17, 2019 On September 17, 2019 Jesus embraced Phyllis I. Dombrowski into His arms after her courageous battle with cancer at the age of 68. Phyllis was born on August 7, 1951 in South Bend, Indiana to Bernard F. and Evelyn (Ebersole) Hacker and remained a lifelong resident.  On October 13, 1973 in South Bend she was united in marriage to Kenneth Dombrowski, who preceded her in death on October 15, 2009. P…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Marian Waggoner

    View Marian Waggoner Elkhart January 15, 1923 to September 17, 2019 Marian J Waggoner age 96 residing at Hubbard Hill Estates died September 17, 2019. She was born on January 15, 1923 in South Bend to John and Mary (Kish) Tulok.  On March 5, 1944 she married Leslie L. Waggoner in Paris, Texas.  Leslie preceded her in death on February 23, 2003. Marian is survived by her son Wayne L. Waggoner who is married to Debra Waggoner.  Wayne has 2 sons Kurt (Allison) and Scott Waggoner.&…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Weir Rummel

    View Weir Rummel Mishawaka MISHAWAKA – Weir Allen Rummel, 89, residing in Mishawaka, Indiana passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019 at BellTower Health and Rehabilitation Center, Granger.  Weir was born on December 26, 1929 in South Bend, Indiana to the late Washington Arthur Rummel and Viola Marie (Pofhal) Rummel, and has been a lifelong resident of this area.  Weir graduated from Central high School in 1948, he then went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Indian…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Raymond Kindler, Jr.

    View Raymond Kindler, Jr.   Raymond James Kindler Jr., 58, of Mishawaka, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 14, 2019 in his home.  Raymond was born October 12, 1960 in Canton, Ohio, to the late Raymond James and Betty (Teague) Kindler Sr.  He married Mary Beth Bryan on June 20, 1979 in Merrillville, Indiana; and she survives. Raymond was working at Miles Truck Services in Niles, Michigan, where he was a diesel mechanic.  He was a volunteer fireman for the City of L…