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|Helen Irene Harke - January 17, 2015|
Helen Irene Harke, at the glorious age of 100, passed away on Saturday evening, January 17, 2015 at The Sanctuary of St. Paul's.
Born to William and Lavern (Wiseman) Bloomfield in South Bend on April 5, 1914. Her father was killed in a motorcycle accident when she was three months old. Much of her childhood was spent on her Grandparent Wiseman's farm in Green Township. There she began to drive at the age of twelve. No license was necessary at...
|Louise V. Piotrowski - January 17, 2015|
Louise V. Piotrowski, 95, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 1:11 a.m., Saturday, January 17, 2015 in her home. Louise was born on April 29, 1919 in South Bend to Leo and Barbara (Miklas) Kazmierczak, and was a lifelong resident. She had been employed as a Clerk with the South Bend Employment Agency and had also worked at the Bendix Corporation. Louise was primarily a homemaker taking care of her husband and three sons. On October 25,...
|Opal G. Sexton - January 17, 2015|
Opal G. Sexton Born December 12, 1917 in Newport, near London, OH died on Saturday, January 17, 2015 in the Sanctuary at St. Paul's, South Bend, Indiana.
In her early years, with the loss of her father in a fire before she had reached her 7th birthday, life was enormously difficult for her mother, brother and sister (all now deceased) . Her grandparents helped as they could and her mother took on what work she could find to support the...
|Raymond Dufresne, C.S.C. - January 15, 2015|
Brother Raymond Dufresne, C.S.C., age 88, died on January 15, 2015 at Dujarie House, in Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame, Indiana. He was born in Somerset, Wisconsin on May 4, 1926, the son of Edward and Emma (Belisle) Dufresne. He attended St. Anne's Elementary School and Somerset High School graduating in 1942. Raymond believed he had a calling for the religious life and entered the Brothers' Sacred Heart Juniorate in Watertown, WI in the...
|Mary Margaret Sipes - January 15, 2015|
Mary Margaret Sipes, 34, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away at 9:12 p.m., Thursday, January 15, 2015, in Memorial Hospital. Mary was born on August 30, 1980 to Raymond and Diana (Thompson) Sipes. She leaves behind beloved Aaron Torbet and their children Brayden and Makaylah Torbet; mother, Diana and Rod Staples; father, Raymond and Kathleen Sipes; sisters, Jennifer Pieniazek, Elizabeth (Jeff) Starkey, Carol (Danny) Sipes, and Sara and...
|Joel Dudley "Crabby Joe" Gumm - January 14, 2015|
Joel Dudley "Crabby Joe" Gumm, 80, of New Carlisle, IN, passed away at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 in The Pointe at Hamilton Grove, New Carlisle, IN.
He was born to the late John David and Lillian (Reddell) Gumm in Irvin, KY, and has lived most of his life in New Carlisle, IN. Along with his parents; he was preceded in death by a daughter, Jodi Gumm; and a brother, Bill Gumm.
Joel graduated from New Carlisle High School in 1952.
|Ronald M. Plencner - January 13, 2015|
Ronald M. Plencner, 75, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 6:40 a.m., Tuesday, January 13, 2015, in the Golden Living Center-Foutainview. Ronald was born on March 30, 1939 in South Bend to Sylvester and Rosalie K. (Dembinski) Plencner. He had been employed as a salesman for most of his working career. Ronald had been employed with Belville Tile, Detrex Chemical, Customation Technology, and Hallmark Realty. He retired from the City of...
|Loretta M. Ewald - January 11, 2015|
Loretta M. Ewald, 89, of Granger, IN, passed away at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Community North Heart and Vascular Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.
She was born on May 16, 1925 to the late Joseph and Nellie Kominkiewicz in South Bend, IN, and has lived in Granger, IN, for over 60 years, before moving to Indianapolis six months ago.
On July 3, 1945, as Loretta M. Kominkiewicz, she married Sylvester J. Ewald at St. Stanislaus Catholic...
|Anthony J. "Tony" Papandria, Sr. - January 11, 2015|
South Bend - South Bend- Anthony John Papandria,Sr., 94, of South Bend,IN, passed away on Sunday January 11, 2015. He was preceded in death by his first wife Rosemary (Chause), and his second wife Jane (Riffel). He was also preceded in death by his brothers (Rocco, Sam, and Peter) and his sisters Anna (Rhodes) and Josephine (Bamber). He is survived by his remaining siblings, George of South Bend, IN and Jenne (Andrea) of Granger, IN; his...
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