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Robert "Bob" L. Kozmer

November 8, 1929 ~ September 8, 2017 (age 87)

Robert “Bob” L. Kozmer, 87, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 8, 2017 at his home in South Bend. Bob was born on November 8, 1929 in Dowagiac, MI, to Louis and Rose (Kiacz) Kozmer, both whom preceded him in death.

On September 15, 1973 in South Bend, Bob married the former Barbara Witowski, who survives. In addition to his loving wife, Bob is also survived by his daughter, Linda (Mike) Meade of Hebron, KY, as well as his sister, Mary A. (Robert) Bauer of San Diego, CA, two grandsons, one great-grandson and two nephews.  Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Mark Kozmer.

Bob was employed as a lab tech and draftsman at Miles Laboratories, presently Bayer, in Elkhart, where he retired in 1991 after 18 years of service. He was a member of St. Matthew Cathedral, Knights of Columbus Council #553, a 1948 graduate of Dowagiac High School, and served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. 

Mass of Christian Burial for Bob will be celebrated at 10:00am on Monday, September 11, at St. Matthew Cathedral, 1701 Miami Street, South Bend, IN.  Graveside services and burial will follow at Sacred Heart, Cemetery, South Bend, IN. Friends may gather at Palmer Funeral Home--River Park, 2528 E. Mishawaka Avenue in South Bend on Sunday, September 10th from 2:00–7:00pm where a parish rosary will be said at 2:30pm.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Bob may be donated to St. Matthew Cathedral, 1701 Miami Street, South Bend, IN 46613 or Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545. A special thanks to hospice and neighbors, Judy and Chris, for their special care.

Online condolences may be left for the Kozmer family at

Charitable donations may be made to:

St. Matthew Cathedral
1701 Miami Street, South Bend IN 46613

Center for Hospice Care - Mishawaka
501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka IN 46545
Tel: 1-574-277-4100

 Service Information

September 10, 2017

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Palmer Funeral Home - River Park
2528 Mishawaka Avenue
South Bend, IN 46615

Recitation of the Rosary
September 10, 2017

2:30 PM
Palmer Funeral Home - River Park
2528 Mishawaka Avenue
South Bend, IN 46615

Mass of Christian Burial
September 11, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Matthew Cathedral
1701 S. Miami Street
South Bend, IN 46613

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