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|Therese Bourke Reilly - November 27, 2015|
Therese Bourke Reilly, 80, of Granger, Indiana passed away at 2:00 a.m., Friday, November 27, 2015, in Cardinal Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Therese was born on October 30, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois to Edgar Rodolph and Clara (Beliveau) Bourke. She had lived in the South Bend area for 34 years, coming from Champaign, Illinois. She retired in 2003 from Cressy and Everett Real Estate, where she was employed as a Real Estate Broker. On...
|Diana Stabnik (Parisi) - November 20, 2015|
South Bend - Diana L. Stabnik, 57, of Granger, IN, passed away on Friday November 20th, 2015 at Hospice House in South Bend, IN, following a brief illness with cancer.
She was born on July 16, 1958 to Robert Holmes and Diane Graf in South Bend, IN. Diana grew up and spent her childhood in North Liberty, before moving to Granger, IN.
Diana has been the General Manager for Parisi's Italian Restaurant in South Bend, IN for well...
|Dolores M. Wolff - November 19, 2015|
Dolores M. Wolff, 93, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2015, in Miller's Merry Manor. She was born on November 23, 1921, in Chicago Illinois, to the late Emil and Minerva (Wenslaff) Falk. Dolores was a lifelong resident of New Carlisle. Dolores retired in 1988 from American Home Foods, where she was employed as a Quality Control Auditor. On December 24, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, she married Harold F. Wolff, who...
|Brother Donald Michael Fleischhacker, C.S.C. - November 18, 2015|
Brother Donald Michael Fleischhacker, C.S.C., age 78, died on November 18, 2015, while undergoing medical treatment in South Bend, Indiana. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 29, 1937, the son of Michael and Marie (Kaltinger) Fleischhacker. He attended St. Sylvester and Bernard Moos Elementary Schools and Lane Tech High School in Chicago, graduating in 1956. He worked for a year at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Chicago and then followed a...
|Agnes Hibshman - November 18, 2015|
Agnes Hibshman, 96, of LaGrange, Indiana, formerly of South Bend, Indiana, passed away at 3:35 a.m., Wednesday, November 18, 2015 in Life Care of LaGrange. Agnes was born on June 21, 1919 in South Bend to Frank and Frances (Druzik) Kwasniewski. She had been formerly employed as a factory worker. Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Alycce "Bonnie" Lewandowski of Wolcottville, Indiana; seven grandchildren, Bruce West, Diana West, Tina Trapp,...
|Jean M. Kopke - November 18, 2015|
Jean M. Kopke, 87, of Elkhart, Indiana passed away at 7:22 p.m., Wednesday, November 18, 2015 in Hospice House. Jean had an operation September 9, 2015 and was never able to return home. She was born on September 11, 1928 in Beatrice, Nebraska to Milford and Edith (Piersol) Axe. Jean retired on February 1, 1991 from Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, where she was employed as an Executive Secretary. On March 6, 1949, in Lincoln, Nebraska, she...
|Dale A. Gaertner - November 17, 2015|
Dale A. Gaertner, 68, of New Carlisle, IN, passed away at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of South Bend, following a lengthy illness.
He was born on March 15, 1947 to the late Hadley Eugene and Mina Virginia (King) Gaertner in Murphysboro, IL, and has lived in New Carlisle for 58 years, coming from Illinois.
Dale worked as a self-employed Automobile Mechanic for several years.
On April 2, 1983, he married...
|Frank Vida, Jr. - November 17, 2015|
Frank Vida, Jr., 82, of New Carlisle, IN, passed away at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at Millers Merry Manor in New Carlisle, IN.
He was born on February 23, 1933 to the late Frank, Sr. and Dorothy (Ellsworth) Vida in Lydick, IN, and was a lifelong resident of New Carlisle. Along with his parents; Frank was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Demetrius Anderson.
Frank worked as a Machinist Mechanic for Buchanan Metal Form/Clark...
|Cynthia A. Ryan - November 16, 2015|
Cynthia A. (Homer) Ryan, 64, of South Bend, passed away on Monday November 16, 2015 at Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 11, 1951, in South Bend, to the late Anthony and Valeria (Niespojohny) Homer and was a lifelong area resident. On June 19, 1971 she married Harold Ryan, who survives. Also surviving are her two sons, Sean (Michelle) Ryan of South Bend and Todd (Kelly) Ryan of Niles; five grandchildren, Sarah Jones, Brandon Rollins,...
|Brother Francis J. Gorch, C.S.C. - November 14, 2015|
Notre Dame, Ind. – Br. Francis John Gorch, C.S.C., 93, died on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at Holy Cross House.
He was born on Nov. 7, 1922, to Victor and Stella (Wenzel) Gorch in Manistee, Mich. He graduated from Manistee High School before entering Holy Cross Seminary. He entered Sacred Heart Novitiate in Aug. 15, 1947, and made his First Profession of Vows on Aug. 16, 1948. Br. Gorch made his Final Vows on Aug. 16, 1951.
From 1948 to...
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