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Connie Mellander


Connie Lee Mellander, a lifelong resident of South Bend, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at the Sanctuary at St. Paul’s at the age of 87. She was born on September 30, 1932...

Norman Pride South Bend


Norman A. Pride, 81, residing in South Bend, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. He was born February 6, 1939 in Washington, IN to the late Wilber and Sadie (Woodall)...

John Nielsen South Bend


John Arthur Nielsen passed away at Brookdale Senior Living in Granger on August 4, 2020 after battling early onset Alzheimer’s and dementia for 14 years. He was only 69 years old. John was...

Theodore "Ted" Birch South Bend


Theodore “Ted” J. Birch, 95, of South Bend, passed away Monday, August 3, 2020 at Memorial Hospital.  He was born on April 2, 1925 in South Bend, Indiana, to the late Stephen and...

Wallace Goodhew Granger, IN


Wallace Unger “Wally” Goodhew, 92, of Granger, passed away at Noon Monday, August 3rd at Bell Tower Health and Rehabilitation Center, Granger. Wally was born November 1, 1927, in...

Melvin Smith Granger


Melvin D. Smith, 73, of Granger passed away suddenly at home on August 3, 2020.  He was born on September 20, 1946 in Hicksville, OH to the late Virgil and Pauline (Warstler) Smith.  On...

Lois Asire Niles


Lois Eileen Asire, 89, of Niles went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at 5:15 a.m. Sunday, August 2 nd at Cass County Medical Care Facility following a lengthy illness. Mrs....

Thomas Minchk South Bend


  Thomas Dean Minchk passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2020 after health complications from cancer.  He was born November 2, 1944 in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin. Tom loved sharing...

Timothy Payton


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David Davenport


David R. Davenport, 77 years old, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, July 31, 2020 at his home. David was born on April 30, 1943 in Kokomo, IN to the late James R. and Mary...

Yul Thomas, Sr. South Bend


  Yul B. “Smiley” Thomas, 63, transitioned this life on July 30, 2020 in his home. He was the 7th child born to the late Herbert L. and Margaret Thomas Sr. on March 28, 1957, in...

Brent Coursen Lakeville


Brent Coursen, 44, took the next step of his faith in Jesus Christ and entered into His presence on Thursday, July 30, 2020.  Brent was born on March 30, 1976 to Richard and Carolyn Coursen...

Jeanne Gutschenritter Granger


Jeanne V. Gutschenritter, 99, passed away on Thursday afternoon, July 30, 2020 at Brookdale in Granger, IN. She was born on July 10, 1921 in Pulaski County, Indiana, to Victor E. and Marie...

Michael Kristos Mishawaka


Michael Gerasimos Kristos, 83, of Mishawaka passed away in Memorial Hospital at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30th.   Mr. Kristos was born August 28, 1936 in Athens, Greece to Sotirios and...

Mable "Jean" George South Bend


Mable “Jean” George, age 83, residing in South Bend, Indiana passed away at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.  Jean was born on February 8,...

Margaret Smith


Margaret Rose Smith, 92 years old, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Pilgrim Manor, Plymouth Indiana.  Margaret was born on May 28, 1928 to the late John and Gloria (Esterbates)...

Douglas Simpson, Sr.


Douglas B. Simpson, Sr., 88 years old, passed away at 2:07 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.  Mr. Simpson was born on February 26, 1932 in Lansing, MI to the...

Governor Joseph Kernan South Bend


Joe Kernan, the 48th governor of Indiana and three-term mayor of South Bend, passed away peacefully in his beloved hometown of South Bend on July 29, 2020. Joe is survived by his wife of 46 years,...

Michael Magiera


Michael E. Magiera (known affectionately as Mike), of New Carlisle, IN, formerly of South Bend passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in New Carlisle. He was born on January 2, 1953 to Edmund...

Avery Shurley Mishawaka


Avery Lucas Edward Shurley, 25, of Mishwaka passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Elkhart General Hospital.  He was born November 29, 1994 in South Bend to Raymond Shurley and...
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