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Dennis E. McDonnellAugust 22, 1939 ~ November 18, 2012 (age 73)
Dennis E. McDonnell a loving father and brother, 73, of South Bend, IN passed away at 2:20 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2012 in Memorial Hospital. He was born on August 22, 1939 in Sterling, IL to Eugene J. and Frances (Bradley) McDonnell. On June 22, 1968 in South Bend, IN he was united in marriage to the former G. Darlene Stroup. They were married forty-four years until her passing on October 26, 2012.
Dennis is survived by two daughters, Lori Cochrane and Jamie (Luis) Marciano, both of Indianapolis, IN; grandson, Sammy Marciano; sister, Christine (Larry) Porter of Aurora, IL and two brothers, Timothy (Kathryn) McDonnell of Lake Forest, IL and Michael (Margaret) McDonnell of Batavia, IL; Sister in Law, Joanne (Don) Utendorf of Beavercreek, OH
Dennis moved to South Bend in 1970 coming from Aurora, IL. He was a graduate of Marmion Military Academy in Aurora, IL and Lewis College in Romeoville, IL. He served his country honorably in the United States Navy. Dennis spent the majority of his career in finance and founded a branch for Fleetwood Credit Corporation in South Bend where he was the regional manager. Dennis enjoyed time with family, coffee with friends and summers with the South Haven crew.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 24, 2012 in the Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan St. South Bend, IN. Graveside services and burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, South Bend. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home.
Contributions in memory of Dennis E. McDonnell may be offered to the American Cancer Society, 130 Red Coach Trail, Mishawaka, IN 46545. Online condolences may be sent to www.palmerfuneralhomes.com