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Cleo Ann Kowalski - March 4, 2015

South Bend - Cleo Ann Kowalski, 77 of Niles, MI. passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 4, 2015 at 4:24am surrounded by her family following a heroic health battle. She kept herself young and fun by hosting pool parties for her family, lounging on the beaches of Lake Michigan, being a #1 cheerleader at her grandchildren's sporting events and channeling her inner card shark at euchre club. She was widely known for her laugh, her generosity,...

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Jason Stephen Evans - March 3, 2015

Jason Stephen Evans, 45, of Mishawaka, Indiana passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family and friends. Jason was born on May 6, 1969 in South Bend, IN to Kathleen D. Mahoney (Mishawaka, IN) and Edward L. Evans, Jr. (deceased). Jason is survived by his mother, brother, Robbie Evans (Mindy) of Granger and his sister, Jennifer Prawat of Mishawaka and his 7 nieces and nephews. He...

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Brother Henry Peter Skitzki, C.S.C. - February 28, 2015

Brother Henry Peter Skitzki, C.S.C., age 76, died on February 28, 2015 at Dujarie House, in Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame, IN. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on September 26, 1938, the son of Henry and Florence (Jankowski) Skitzki. He attended Saints Peter and Paul Elementary School for four years in Garfield Heights, Ohio and following a family move, attended St. Angela de Merici Elementary School in Fairview Heights, Ohio. He graduated from...

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Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. - February 26, 2015

President Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame Rev. Theodore Martin Hesburgh, C.S.C., 97, died Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Ind. Fr. Hesburgh was born on May 25, 1917, in Syracuse, N.Y. He was the second of the five children to Theodore Bernard and Anne Marie (Murphy) Hesburgh. He graduated from Most Holy Rosary High School in Syracuse in 1934. He knew from a young age he wanted to be a priest. When he was an...

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Jeanette M. Potter - February 26, 2015

Jeanette M. Potter, 93, formerly of South Bend, passed away on Thursday February 26, 2015, at Sunset Village, Sylvania, OH. She was born on June 30, 1921, in New Carlisle, IN, to the late Emil and Elizabeth (Packee) Dhaeze. On October 6, 1945, she married Warren J. Potter, who preceded her in death on September 29, 1989. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Hurst and Valerie Sheaf; and by two brothers, Gentiel and Edward Dhaeze...

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Ervin E. Nowaczewski - February 21, 2015

Ervin E. Nowaczewski, 82, of South Bend passed away Saturday February 21, 2015, in Memorial Hospital. He was born July 12, 1932, in South Bend, to the late Frank and Hattie (Demski) Nowaczewski, Sr., and was a lifelong area resident. On November 9, 1957, he married Theresa Masszi, who survives. He is also survived by his daughters, Tina (Jim) Holtsberry of Bremen, IN and Terri (Gene) Bolin of South Bend; his son, Michael (Bonnie) Nowaczewski of...

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Lorene Joy Strow Stoneburner - February 21, 2015

New Carlisle - Lorene Joy Strow Stoneburner, 94, died February 21 in Fort Wayne IN. She was born November 26, 1920 in Waterloo IN to Russell and Faye Strow. She was married to Harry E Stoneburner on July 3, 1943. Lorene lived most of her life in New Carlisle, IN She was an elementary school teacher and taught at Olive Township Elementary (New Carlisle) and for the South Bend School Corp. She was active in the Home Economics Club of New...

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Elayne M. Bajdek - February 20, 2015

Mishawaka - Elayne M. Bajdek, 80, of Mishawaka, passed away Friday February 20, 2015, in Hospice House, South Bend. She was born May 9, 1934, in South Bend, to the late Clem C. and Josephine C. (Barczykowski) Kucharski. On May 15, 1954 she married Leonard T. Bajdek, who preceded her in death on September 16, 1988. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Jo (Dennis) Bajdek-Slomski of Laguna Beach, CA; her sons, Gary M. (Kelly) Bajdek of New...

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Donald Alfred Cornelis - February 18, 2015

Donald Alfred Cornelis, 86, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Dujarie House located in Holy Cross Village. Donald was born on June 24, 1928 in Bristol, Indiana to Maurice and Beatrice (Dobbelaere) Cornelis. Donald had been employed as a Police Officer with the South Bend Police Department, retiring in 1971. He had also worked for the former Studebaker Corporation, the University of Notre Dame, Freeman Spicer,...

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Gertrude M. Wettergren - February 16, 2015

Gertrude Marie (Gorski) Wettergren, age 94, of South Bend, IN, passed away on Monday, February 16, 2015 in Lake Placid Health Care Center, Lake Placid, FL. She was born on September 5, 1920 to the late Michael and Laura ( Guzicki) Gorski in South Bend, IN, and has been a lifelong area resident, until moving to Florida three years ago. Gertrude retired from the Department of Public Welfare in South Bend, IN. On November 23, 1939, as Gertrude...

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