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Larry "Joe" McCay - November 20, 2014

Larry "Joe" McCay, 77, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away at 1:49 a.m., Thursday, November 20, 2014 in his home. Larry was born on August 13, 1937 in Mishawaka, Indiana to Charles A. and Mabel (Souder) McCay. He had been lifelong self-employed farmer. On April 25, 1964 in St. Pius X Church he married Rosalie A. Walker. Larry is survived by his wife, Rosalie A. McCay; his son Donald A. (Cyndi) McCay of New Carlisle, Indiana; his grandson...

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John J. Fuchs - November 19, 2014

John J. Fuchs, 91, of Holy Cross Village passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in his residence. John was born on April 28, 1923 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Harry W., Sr. and Marie C. (Lawler) Fuchs. On January 13, 1944 he married his beloved wife, Dolores M. Miskinis, who preceded him in death on June 7, 2014. He is survived by his children, John Michael (Kathy) Fuchs of New Durham, New Hampshire, Dr. Paul Daniel (Joyce) of Laurinburg,...

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Nicholas P. Petrella, Jr. - November 17, 2014

Nicholas P. Petrella, Jr., 84, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 7:25 a.m., Monday, November 17, 2014 in Memorial Hospital. Nick was born on July 14, 1930 in Youngstown, Ohio to Nicholas P. Petrella, Sr. and Mary (Kantonic) Petrella. He had a long career as a salesman, prim­arily in the Insurance and HealthCare fields. On February 16, 1957, in Nashville, Tennessee, he married Catherine Johnson, who preceded him in death on October 7, 2007....

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Dorothy G. Bulla - November 15, 2014

Dorothy G Bulla, 88 formerly of North Liberty made her transition on November 15, 2014 in Brownsburg, Indiana. She was born March 16, 1926 in South Bend Indiana to the late Peter Dobbelaere and Elodie VanTornhout . On April 21, 1945 in South Bend, Dorothy married William Roy Bulla who preceded her in death on April 10, 1988. Dorothy was also preceded in death by her son Gregory and daughter Carol and son in law, Larry Burgess. She is...

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Jerry D. Lacy - November 15, 2014

Jerry D. Lacy, 70, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 9:08 a.m., Saturday, November 15, 2014 in Memorial Hospital. Jerry was born on June 10, 1944 in South Bend to Joseph and Virginia Stokes Lacy, and was a lifelong resident. He retired 2007 from the U.S. Postal Service, where he was employed as a Mail Handler for 20 years. On May 24, 1969, in South Bend, he married Marcia Martinczak, who preceded him in death on June 3, 2008. Jerry is...

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Don H. Ciesiolka - November 13, 2014

Donald H. Ciesiolka, 76 of South Bend, IN passed away suddenly at 10:35 a.m., Thursday, November 13, 2014 at his home. Don was born August 1, 1938 to Harry and Lillian (Cichocki) Ciesiolka. He had been employed as a Financial Analyst with Clark Equipment Company and A M General. Don retired in 1994 from Clark Equipment and in 2010 from A M General. On November 10, 1962 in St. Casimir's Church, he married Judith "Judy" Ranschaert who survives...

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James L. Mankowski - November 12, 2014

James L. Mankowski, 88, of South Bend, died in his home on November 12th, 2014, after a brief illness. He was born on March 13, 1926, in Peru, Illinois, to Joseph Mankowski and Beatrix (Schweickert) Mankowski. He was pre-deceased by a sister, Joan Mankowski, and a brother, Joseph Mankowski. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Alice Mankowski, who died on October 16th of this year. He is survived by sisters Mary Anne Foran,...

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Francis A. Lies - November 10, 2014

Francis A. Lies, 95, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 2:15 p.m. Monday, November 10, 2014 at the Sanctuary at St. Paul's in South Bend, IN. He was born on August 26, 1919 to the late John Paul and Katharine (Frisch) Lies in Naperville, IL, and has lived in South Bend since 1933, coming from Aurora, IL. Along with his parents; he was preceded in death by a daughter, Joy Marie Lies; two sisters, Isabel Cortier; Marilyn Gostola; three brothers,...

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Creston E. Hancock - November 9, 2014

Creston E. "Chris" Hancock, 83, of South Bend, Indiana passed away Sunday, November 9, 2014, in his home. Creston was born on July 18, 1931 to Theo Hancock and Ida Mae (Helton) Hancock in Sloans Valley, Kentucky, who both preceded him in death. Creston grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and went to school there. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1950 to 1955. Creston worked for Thom Mcan Shoe Company from 1956 to 1961, when he...

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Rev. John V. VandenBossche, C.S.C. - November 9, 2014

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Rev. John Victor VandenBossche, C.S.C., 90, died Sunday (November 9, 2014) at Holy Cross House. He was born on May 18, 1924, in Mishawaka, Ind., to Maurice and Palmyra (Remery) VandenBossche. He attended St. Matthew Grade School in South Bend and the old Central Catholic High School, graduating in 1942. Fr. VandenBossche was received into the Congregation of Holy Cross on Aug. 15, 1943 and made his First Profession of Vows...

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