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Charley Hetterson - January 4, 2016

Charley Hetterson lived a wonderful life. He was a husband, father, son, brother, "papa", cousin, friend, and gentleman. He was gracious and kind, served his country with honor and made a difference to the lives of many. He was quick with smart comments and jokes that would put a smile on your face. He loved to fish, read the newspaper, and watch the political talk shows. He was old school wise, mellow in character, and enjoyed his shot of...

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Carmine T. Buonaiuto - December 30, 2015

Carmine T. Buonaiuto, 72, of South Bend, IN passed away on December 30, 2015 in his home. He was born on December 20, 1943 to the late Carmine and Lillian (Luongo) Buonaiuto in Brooklyn, New York, and has lived in South Bend since 1966. Along with his parents; Carmine was preceded in death by his sister, Marion Hunter. Carmine retired in 2009 from the University of Notre Dame, where he was employed as a Baker for 35 years. He was currently...

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Bernice C. Niezgodski - December 29, 2015

Bernice C. Niezgodski, 85, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 1:10 p.m., Tuesday, December 29, 2015 in the Sanctuary at St. Paul's. Bernice was born on June 29, 1930 in South Bend to Michael and Agnes (Olszewski) Manijak, and was a lifelong resident. She retired in 1992 from Automated Molded Plastics Company, where she was employed for 17 years. On June 19, 1954, in St. Adalbert Church, she married Robert C. Niezgodski, who preceded her in...

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Sister Jane Ann Rochford, C.S.C. - December 27, 2015

A woman who never mothered children of her own, Sister Jane Ann Rochford spent most of her 73 years as a Sister of the Holy Cross teaching little ones or attending to the birth of countless children of others. Sister first taught in elementary schools in Chicago and Elkhart but eventually became a competent Registered Nurse in OB/GYN units and Maternity Supervisor. She served in Indiana hospitals, St. Joseph's in South Bend and St. John's in...

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Edwin M. Jurgonski - December 22, 2015

Edwin M. Jurgonski, 92, of South Bend, IN (who resided at Miller's Merry Manor in New Carlisle, IN for the last 3 years) passed away at 8:27 p.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN. He was born on April 4, 1923 to the late Joseph and Theresa (Ogorkiewicz) Jurgonski in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong area resident. Along with his parents; he was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Daniel Passwater. ...

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Alfred "John" Zubler - December 22, 2015

Alfred Zubler, age 89, soft spoken, gentle, and most kind person, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Elkhart Hospice House. Preceding him at death were his parents, John and Dessie (Turnbull) Zubler, sister-in-law, Cecelia Zubler, brother-n-law, Ray Leliaert, and niece, Mary Leliaert, Radar. Alfred was born April 16, 1926. He attended St. Joseph elementary and John Adams High schools. Alfred is an army WWII veteran. After retuning from...

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Aline Mary Garner - December 21, 2015

Aline Mary Garner, 89, of South Bend Indiana, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2015. Aline was born on November 30, 1926 to Lawrence and Netty Bernas in South Bend, Indiana. On October 9, 1953 Aline married Roy "Bud" Garner, who preceded her in death on November 1, 2001. In her younger years Aline worked many jobs; as a nanny for the Levy and Fischground families, held a number of different factory jobs, and retail positions, and besides...

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Lorraine E. Lekarczyk - December 20, 2015

Lorraine E. Lekarczyk, 81, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 4:05 p.m., Sunday, December 20, 2015, in Healthwin Specialized Care Facility. Lorraine was born on August 24, 1934 in South Bend to Anthony and Henrietta (Slisz) Novinich, and was a lifelong resident. She had been employed for 30 years as a Billing/Receiving Clerk with South Bend Freight Lines. On September 17, 1955, in St. Adalbert Church, she married Jerome W. Lekarczyk, who...

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Eugenia A. Nowicki - December 20, 2015

Eugenia "Gina" A. Nowicki, 103, of South Bend, IN, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015, in the Sanctuary at St. Paul's. Eugenia was born on November 20, 1912, in South Bend, to Valentine and Maryanna (Graf) Pajakowski. She retired in 1977 from the City of South Bend Police Department where she worked in the Records Department. She had previously been employed with Wilson Brothers. On September 5, 1942, in St. Adalbert Catholic Church, she...

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Joshua T. "Josh" Shelton - December 20, 2015

Joshua T. "Josh" Shelton, 23, of New Carlisle, IN, passed away unexpectedly due to natural causes, in his home on Sunday December 20, 2015. He was born on July 15, 1992 to Terry and Julie (Blackard) Shelton in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong New Carlisle resident. Josh was currently working as a Certified Parts Technician at Tyler Automotive Dealership in Niles, MI. Josh is survived by his parents, Terry and Julie (Blackard) Shelton of New...

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