Neal R. Garwood, Sr.January 27, 1945 ~ May 7, 2017 (age 72)
Neal R. Garwood, Sr., of South Bend, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his immediate family, Sunday May 7, 2017 at Memorial Hospital. He was born on January 27, 1945, in Cassopolis, MI, to the late Donald, Jr. and Eva (Blanchard) Garwood. On June 19, 1965 he married Sheri Letcher, who survives. Also surviving are his daughter,; Anne (Kevin Jr.) Renn of Noblesville, IN; his two sons, Neal Jr. of Niles, MI and Eric of St. Petersburg, FL; three grandchildren, Korie Riley, Joseph Garwood and Knute Renn; three great-grandchildren; and four brothers, Donald of Coos Bay, OR, David of Edwardsburg, MI, Mark of South Bend and Michael of Medina, MN. Neal was employed as a sheet metal worker for JC Lauber, before retiring in 2002. He was a parishioner of Christ the King Church, an active member of the Cursillo Movement and he enjoyed fishing. A memorial visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday May 11, 2017 at Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Dr., South Bend, where a Rosary will be prayed at 5:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday May 12, 2017 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 52473 SR 933, South Bend. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ft. Wayne-South Bend Diocese Cursillo @ www.fwsbcursillo.org. To send online condolences, please visit www.kaniewski.com.