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|John Keiser - April 11, 2014|
John A. Keiser, 83, of South Bend, passed away too soon after living a full and content life on Friday April 11, 2014, in Memorial Hospital, South Bend. He was born on April 5, 1931, in Wolcott, IN, to the late Othar and Adah (Haycraft) Keiser. On August 26, 1960 he married Charlotte Mangin who preceded him in death on March 13, 2007. Along with his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Brent Keiser and a granddaugher, Ann Marie...
|Gaeney Ryan Pellow - April 11, 2014|
South Bend - Gaeney Ryan Pellow passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Sanctuary at Holy Cross. Gaeney was born on September 26, 1921, in Iron Mountain, Michigan to the late Michael Joseph Ryan, Sr. and Mary Nolan Ryan. Her family moved to Ishpeming, MI soon after where Gaeney attended St. John's Grade School, The Ishpeming High School and received her degree in education from Northern...
|Dr. James William Frick - April 9, 2014|
James W. Frick, former vice president for public relations, alumni affairs and development at the University of Notre Dame, died Wednesday (April 9) at his home in Naples, Fla. He was 89.
Born Aug. 5, 1924, in New Bern, N.C., Frick, the third of five children in a family beset by the Great Depression, was raised and educated through high school in a Catholic orphanage. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II before enrolling in Notre...
|Nancy J. Healy - April 9, 2014|
Nancy J. Healy, 87, of South Bend, Indiana, passed away at 1:40 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Memorial Hospital. Nancy was born on August 6, 1926 in Jacksonville, Florida to Virgil and Meerolin (Hill) Watt. She had lived in South Bend for over fifty years. On July 17, 1954, in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Indianapolis, Indiana, she married Robert James Healy, who preceded her in death. Nancy is survived by her daughter, Lori Healy; her son...
|Dermot L. Meyer - April 9, 2014|
New Carlisle - Dermot Meyer, 89, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Miller's Merry Manor in New Carlisle, Indiana. Derm was born on August 7, 1924 in Mill Creek, Indiana, to the late Leslie and Edna (McKesson) Meyer. He was a lifelong area resident. On March 3, 1950, in New Carlisle, he married the former Jennie Blendeman, who preceded him in death on July 18, 2009. Derm is survived by their only child Kimberly (Mark) Knowlton of New...
|Josephine Skarbek - April 9, 2014|
Josephine Skarbek, 106, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in West Bend Nursing and Rehabilitation. Josephine was born on September 8, 1907 in Tyczyn, Poland to Wincentego and Katarzyna (Dudek) Jamroz. She was widowed at a young age and raised her children alone and was instrumental in their success. She was a wonderful Mother and Busia and very proud of her children and grandchildren. Josephine married...
|James M. Plencner - April 7, 2014|
James M. Plencner, 72, of South Bend, passed away on April 7, 2014, in Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka. He was born on August 4, 1941, in South Bend, to the late Casimer and Eleanor (Lemanski) Plencner. On May 7, 1966 he married Helen Shibovitch, who survives. Along with his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Lisa Plencner (Michael Malesa) and his son, Doug Plencner, both of South Bend. James was preceded in death by his...
|Helen C. Haymes - April 5, 2014|
Helen C. Haymes, 72, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 11:50 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 in Hospice House. Helen was born on July 1, 1941 in Owensboro, Kentucky to Frank Bertke, Jr. and Helen (Long) Bertke. She had lived in South Bend since 1969. Helen had been employed as a secretary with Chuck and Sons Plumbing. On November 30, 1968, in Kentucky, she married Danny E. Haymes, who preceded her in death on August 23, 2008. Survivors...
|Clyde "Fred" Frederick Robinson - April 5, 2014|
Clyde "Fred" Frederick Robinson, 84 of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014. Fred was born on December 18, 1929 in Bloomington, Indiana to Leland Clyde and Dolly (Weddle) Robinson. Clyde was a 1948 graduate of Bloomington High School, Bloomington, Indiana. He was a 1959 graduate of Purdue University majoring in Agriculture. Fred was a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force. He was a member of Olive Chapel Church...
|Calvin Jacob Watkins - April 5, 2014|
Calvin Jacob Watkins, 24, of New Carlisle passed away Saturday April 5, 2014, in New Carlisle. He was born on February 8, 1990, in LaPorte, to Mark Watkins and Lynn Chapman. He is survived by his parents, Mark J. (Theresa) Watkins and Lynn "Dede" Chapman; his sister and best friend, Joanna Singh; and by his maternal grandparents, Jerry and Betty Chapman, all of New Carlisle. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Jacob and...
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