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Doris Irene Stuban

April 9, 1921 ~ August 28, 2007 (age 86)

Doris Irene Stuban, 86, of South Bend, passed away at 11:28 a.m. Tuesday, August 28, 2007 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend.

She was born April 9, 1921 in South Bend, to Simon Harvey & Jane (Boardman) Strycker, and has remained a lifelong resident.

On December 27, 1941 in South Bend as Doris Strycker, she was united in marriage to Michael Stuban Jr., who preceded her in death on January 27, 1991. Her sister, Fern M. Strycker on December 9, 2002, also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Stuban retired in 1984 as a Secretary for the South Bend Community School Corp. She graduated from James Whitcomb Riley High School, was a member of Evangel Heights United Methodist Church, served as Secretary for the South Bend Chapter of AARP, and was a member of the Retired Indiana Public Employee's Association.

She is survived by two daughters, Gail Lapkiewicz of South Bend, Linda (Jack Sr.) Makowski of Granger, and a son, Michael H. (Suzanne) Stuban of Shavehead Lake, MI. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Susan, Karen and Cheryl Lapkiewicz, all of South Bend, Kimberly Makowski of Mishawaka, Jack (Lisa) Makowski Jr., of Granger, and Mark Makowski of Portland, OR, and seven great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Krista, Braden, Lindsay, Lauren, Nicholas, and Grant.

Services for Mrs. Stuban will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 31, in Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, 3718 South Michigan Street, South Bend. Rev. Pat Somers, pastor of Evangel Heights United Methodist Church will officiate. Graveside services and burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 - 7:00 P.M. Thursday, August 30, and one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home.

Contributions in memory of Mrs. Stuban may be offered to Pet Refuge, 2300 West 6th Street, Mishawaka, IN 46544 or the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.

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