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Howard A. Dosch

May 14, 1932 ~ April 20, 2022 (age 89)

Obituary

Howard A. Dosch, 89, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 surrounded by family. Born to Francis J. and Hilaria (Mehling) on May 14, 1932 in Zanesville, Ohio, he graduated from Saint Nicholas High School, moving to South Bend, Indiana in 1956 where he worked at the South Bend Tribune in the Composing Room for 35 years.

Howard was a long-time member of Corpus Christi Church in South Bend, Indiana. He loved time spent with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren all of whom have their own happy memories, many of which include camping, fishing, playing cards, sharing treats, and telling jokes with Dad/Grandpa. And in the later years nearly every visit featured a fun and lively group effort to complete a crossword puzzle or two. Always there was a lot of laughter when we spent time with him.

Howard married Patricia Morin on August 4, 1951 at St. Nicholas Church in Zanesville, Ohio. He was a loving husband and a loving father to their four children: two daughters - Dianna (Ken) Dekker of Dowagiac, Michigan, Lisa (Tom) Slott of South Bend, and two sons - Mark Dosch and Peter (Maria) Dosch, both of South Bend. He also had eleven grandchildren who thought him pretty terrific: Katie (Jon) Denbrock, Sara (Beat) Guggisberg, Josh (Karyn) Dekker; Christopher (Katie) Slott, John (Theresa) Slott, Carolyn (Pete) Wamsley, Dan Slott, Colleen (Matt Brach) Dosch, Maggie, Alexandra and Rebecca Dosch. And there were fourteen great grandchildren - Samuel, James, Marian, Adelaide, Thomas, Rachel, Elizabeth, Miriam, Teddy, Zoe, Maura, Dean, Myles and Cora.

In addition to his wife Pat, his children and grandchildren, Howard is also survived by a brother George, and sisters Martha Carpenter and Monica (Joe) Tumeo.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings: Paul, Harry, Ralph, Sr. Miriam, John and Mark.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 24, 2022 from 2:00-5:00 pm at Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, South Bend, Indiana, where a rosary will be prayed at 4:30 pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, April 25, 2022 at 11:00 am at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2822 Corpus Christi Drive, South Bend, IN 46628.  Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery, South Bend, IN. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Center for Hospice Care at 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545 or to Corpus Christi Parish at 2822 Corpus Christi Drive, South Bend, IN 46628.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
April 24, 2022

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Kaniewski Funeral Home
3545 N. Bendix Dr.
South Bend, IN 46628

Rosary
Sunday
April 24, 2022

4:30 PM
Kaniewski Funeral Home
3545 N. Bendix Dr.
South Bend, IN 46628

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday
April 25, 2022

11:00 AM
Corpus Christi Catholic Church (Corpus Christi Drive, South Bend)

Interment
Monday
April 25, 2022

Highland Cemetery
2257 Portage Avenue
South Bend, Indiana 46616

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