Robert Joseph Vaerewyck

Born: Wed., Mar. 23, 1932
Died: Thu., Feb. 6, 2014


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Feb. 09, 2014
Location: Hickey Chapel

Recitation of the Rosary

6:45 PM Sun., Feb. 09, 2014
Location: Hickey Chapel

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Mon., Feb. 10, 2014
Location: St. Therese, Little Flower Catholic Church

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Robert Joseph Vaerewyck

March 23, 1932 ~ February 6, 2014
Mary Frances Vaerewyck, 82, and Robert Joseph Vaerewyck, 81, passed away at home Thursday morning, February 6, 2014. They were married October 20, 1951 in St. Bavo’s Catholic Church, Mishawaka, and died within hours of each other after 62 wonderful years together.
Mary was born March 6, 1931 in Hebron, IN to the late John Leslie and Frances Evelyn (Hewitt) Morgan. She worked in retail for many years at L.S. Ayres. Bob was born March 23, 1932 in Mishawaka, IN to the late Aloysius Franciscus and Emilie Paulie (Vervate) Vaerewyck. After serving his country honorably in the United States Air Force, Bob worked as a sales representative for Uniroyal prior to retirement.
Surviving Mary and Bob are their children, Leslie Jayne (Thomas) Kelly of Friendswood, TX, Linda Sue (Thomas) Huser of Noblesville, IN and Mike Joseph (Barbara) Vaerewyck of Granger; grandchildren, Jennifer Kelly, Tracy (Bradley) Woodard, Catherine (Daniel) Slott, Lauren (Jeffery) Wroblewski and Kelly Vaerewyck; and great grandchildren, Melissa, Myles and Cora.  Also surviving are Mary’s siblings, Elizabeth Jane Fenska of Arizona, Genevieve Ulbricht of Oregon and Richard (Joan) Morgan of Arizona; as well as Bob’s siblings, Barbara Jean (Robert) Reeves of Arizona, Diana Patricia (Neal) Barret of Mishawaka and Richard Alfohnso Vaerewyck of Mishawaka. Bob was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Lou Vaerewyck.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am Monday, February 10, 2014 in St. Therese, Little Flower Catholic Church, 54191 Ironwood Road, South Bend, IN 46635, where military honors will be rendered. Burial will take place at a later date at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger.  Friends may visit with the family from 5:00 - 7:00 pm Sunday, February 9, 2014 in the Palmer Funeral Home - Hickey Chapel, 17131 Cleveland Road, South Bend, where a rosary will be recited at 6:45 pm.
Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mary and Bob may be donated to the Little Flower Food Pantry or Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN  46545. Online condolences may be left for the Vaerewyck family at

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jack mcnutt
   Posted Sat February 08, 2014
to the family of bob & mary very sorry to hear about bob & mary passing. they will be missed very much at four lakes, yours truly jack.

Lyle & Leslie Wilson
   Posted Sat February 08, 2014
Our thoughts are with your family. So sorry to hear about the loss of both of your parents.

Bill & Sharon Marks
   Posted Sat February 08, 2014
Our condolences to your family. We will miss Bob and Mary at Four Lakes. They were very special people to all of us. We regret that we will not be able to pay our respects at their service because we are in Florida.

Mary Walsh Miller
   Posted Sat February 08, 2014
I would like you to know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your family!! We have known you and your parents for a long time!and it was always a joy too run in to them on occasion ! Wish we where home and able to attend the service but are unable to for the fact that Donna ,Linda and myself are down in Florida taking care of our mom do to illness. Dad sends his regrets also.

Ed Szymczak
   Posted Sun February 09, 2014
My deepest regrets to the Vaerewyck family at the passing of their
father whom I had occasion to work with when we both worked at
Uniroyal in Mishawaka in our younger years.

Bob Johnson
   Posted Sun February 09, 2014
I played golf for many years with Bob at Four Lakes. He was kind of like a dad to me, and I will miss him very much. A fine man.

John and Shirley Faigh
   Posted Sun February 09, 2014
Bob and Mary were icons at Four Lakes C.C. and were loved by all. It won't be the same without them. R.I.P. dear friends, you were one of a kind!

Jeff & Barbara Cripps and Family
   Posted Mon February 10, 2014
We are sorry to hear of the loss of your parents and want to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care and may God bless.

Sundown Mtn Ski Patrol, Dubuque, IA
   Posted Mon February 10, 2014
Mike and Family,

Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family on the passing of your beloved parents, Bob and Mary. Truly theirs was a lifetime of love.

With deepest sympathies,

Jeff Hanley, Jodie Bramel & the entire Sundown Ski Patrol Family

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