Jackie L. (Welsh) Nuner

July 2, 1958 ~ November 7, 2019 (age 61)

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Jackie Welsh Nuner, age 61, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family, after a brief illness at 2:17 p.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2019.

Jackie was born on July 2, 1958 in South Bend, Indiana to the late Jack and Joyce Welsh.

Jackie had three sisters, Judith Stone who preceded her in death, Jeanne Welsh of Granger, IN and Janet Auker of Rock Island, IL

Jackie was blessed with five children, Mandy Purser Johnston of Mishawaka, Michael Purser of Lakeville, Emma Nuner of South Bend, Rachel Nuner of South Bend, and John Daniel Nuner, who preceded her in death; and also blessed with five grandchildren.

Jackie found a love for all animals early on and continued to rescue and volunteer wherever needed. An insane love for Notre Dame Football. Jackie was always the “Belle of the Ball” and enjoyed life to the fullest. Whether it was her quick witted catch phrases, her incredible dance moves or her superb cooking skills, she found a way to leave a mark in all of our hearts.

Friends may visit with the family from 4:00-8:00 PM Sunday, November 10th at Palmer Funeral Home – River Park, 2528 Mishawaka Ave., South Bend.   Services will be held Monday November 11th at 12:00 p.m. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger, IN.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Palmer Funeral Homes, Hospice House, 111 Sunnybrook Ct., South Bend, IN 46637 or Reigns of Life, 55200 Quince Road, South Bend, IN 46619.  Online condolences may be shared with the family at:



November 10, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
River Park
2528 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, IN 46615

Funeral Service
November 11, 2019

12:00 PM
Palmer Funeral Home - River Park
2528 Mishawaka Avenue
South Bend, IN 46615


For the family c/o Palmer Funeral Home - River Park
2528 Mishawaka Avenue, South Bend IN 46615
Tel: 1-574-289-2848

Reins of Life Therapeutic Horseback Riding
55200 Quince Road, South Bend, IN 46619,
Tel: 574-232-0853

Hospice House of South Bend
111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend IN 46637
Tel: 1-574-243-3100

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