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|Melba L. Walker - November 7, 2014|
Melba L. Walker, 90, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 12:40 p.m. Friday, November 7, 2014 in her home, following an illness.
She was born on March 3, 1924 to the late Juan R. and Francesca (Perez) Lugo in Caguas, Puerto Rico, and has lived in South Bend since 1992. Along with her parents; two sons, Joseph E. Walker and John E. Walker also preceded her in death.
Melba worked as a Bi-Lingual Secretary for many years.
|Ervin G. Dombrowski - November 4, 2014|
Ervin G. Dombrowski, 93, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 12:20 a.m., Tuesday, November 4, 2014, in Memorial Hospital. Ervin was born on June 17, 1921 in South Bend to Marion and Stella (Ludwiczak) Dombrowski, and was a lifelong resident. He retired on January 1, 1986 from Nimet Industries, where he was employed for 30 years. On August 14, 1943 in St. Adalbert Church, he married Helen Hyduk, who preceded him in death on October 16, 2004....
|Brother Timothy O' Connell, C.S.C. - November 4, 2014|
Brother Timothy O'Connell, C.S.C., age 80, died on November 4, 2014, in his residence at Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 26, 1933, the son of Timothy and Katherine (Breen) O'Connell. He attended St. Adrian Elementary School and St. Philip High School, graduating in 1951. That Fall, he went to St. Francis Seminary in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he studied for the next 3 years. He returned to Chicago...
|Rev. Paul G. Wendel, C.S.C. - November 4, 2014|
Rev. Paul G. Wendel, C.S.C. Sept. 28, 1921 - Nov. 4, 2014 NOTRE DAME - Rev. Paul G. Wendel, C.S.C., 93, died Tuesday morning (Nov. 4, 2014) at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Ind. Fr. Wendel was born in Buffalo, NY, on September 28, 1921, to Joseph and Louise Schwartz Wendel. He attended St. Mary grade school and high school in Lancaster, New York, graduating 12th grade in 1939. World War II saw Fr. Paul in the Army serving in Africa, Sicily and...
|Jerome J. Lupa - November 3, 2014|
South Bend - Jerome J. Lupa, 87, of South Bend, passed away on Monday November 3, 2014, in Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka. He was born on February 21, 1927, in South Bend, to the late Joseph and Selma (Andrysiak) Lupa and was a lifelong area resident. On June 12, 1948 he married Bernadine Zbrzezny, who preceded him in death on February 27, 2003. Jerome is survived by his sons, Jerome J. (Joan) Lupa, Jr. of South Bend, Michael...
|Charlene M. Balukiewicz - November 2, 2014|
Charlene M. Balukiewicz, 75, of South Bend, Indiana passed away unexpectedly at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, November 2, 2014 in Memorial Hospital. Charlene was born on December 11, 1938 in South Bend to Joseph A. and Florence A. (DeBaets) Pinter and was a lifelong resident. She retired in October 2001 from NIPSCO, where she had been employed for 25 years. On June 6, 1959, in the former Sacred Heart Parish (the Belgian Church, formerly on Thomas St.)...
|Sister M. Arlene (Arlene Mary) Kniola, C.S.C. - November 1, 2014|
Sister Arlene, a Sister of the Holy for 55 years, was a friendly. compassionate and prayerful woman. She claimed that her special talents in art and music were the stabilizing forces in her life. She used them as often as possibly during her elementary teaching years in Indiana and Illinois. Following her experience as campus minister at Bishop Noll High School in Hammond, Indiana, she accepted a full-time position at Mary's Solitude, a retreat...
|Thomas J. Murphy - October 31, 2014|
Thomas J. Murphy, 93, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 12.57 p.m. Friday, October 31, 2014 in his home, following an illness.
He was born on December 8, 1920 to the late Thomas Edward and Vesta Valore (Wisely) Murphy in Mishawaka, IN, and was a lifelong area resident. Along with his parents; he was preceded in death by his two sisters, Dorothy Keultjes; Mildred Kiser; and his brother, Electious "Pat" Murphy.
Thomas attended St. Monica...
|Ellen R. Majewski - October 29, 2014|
Granger - Ellen R. Majewski, 95, of Granger passed away on Wednesday October 29, 2014, in Tanglewood Trace Assisted Living, Mishawaka. She was born on December 9, 1918, in Cassopolis, MI, to the late Anthony and Helen (Sigety) Karacson. On June 19, 1937 she married Stanley S. Majewski, who preceded her in death on April 28, 2002. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Phillips and Helen Labic; and by five brothers, Tony, John,...
|Marlene A. Rakowski - October 29, 2014|
Marlene A. Rakowski, 81, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 1:25 p.m., Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. Marlene was born on June 30, 1933 to Louis A. and Stella (Klosinski) Buczynski, and was a lifelong resident. She had been the owner of the Loading Dock Gift Shop in South Bend, retiring in 1992. On April 7, 1956, in St. Hedwig Church, she married Ralph S. Rakowski, who survives. Also surviving are her...
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