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George David Ponsler

December 22, 1940 ~ June 17, 2022 (age 81)


George David Ponsler, 81, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on June 17, 2022, at his home. George

was born to the late Delbert D. Ponsler and Marion (Oksen) Ponsler in Anderson, Indiana on December

22, 1940.

George enjoyed a long and successful career in Telecommunications for 40 years working for

Ameritech and AT&T before retiring in 2012. He was preceded in death by his beautiful loving wife of 26

years, Cindy Ponsler. They were married on June 9, 1995, and together they built a loving home for their

family. Their time together included sculpting and designing their beautiful gardens, watching American

Idol, and sharing time sitting in their yard and sunroom. Cindy was the love of George’s life, and he has

gone home to be with her.

George will forever be remembered for his silliness always singing, laughing, and entertaining every

room he entered.

Left to cherish his loving memory are his daughters; Holly (Nick) Thalls of South Bend, IN, Ashley Katlun

of South Bend, IN, and Alexis Ponsler of South Bend, IN. His son, Casey (Nicole) Katlun of South Bend, IN

and two grandchildren, Isabella and Aiden Katlun of South Bend.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 noon, Friday, June 24, 2022, at Palmer Funeral homes – Welsheimer North Chapel.  Friends may visit with family from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made in George’s name to Center for Hospice 501 Comfort Place Mishawaka, IN 46545.

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June 24, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Palmer Funeral Home - Welsheimer North
17033 Cleveland Road
South Bend, IN 46635

Funeral Service
June 24, 2022

12:00 PM
Palmer Funeral Home - Welsheimer North
17033 Cleveland Road
South Bend, IN 46635


Center for Hospice/Hospice Foundation
501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka IN 46545
Tel: 1-574-243-3100

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