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Larry W. Cale

May 15, 1943 ~ October 12, 2020 (age 77)


Larry W. Cale, 77, residing in Bremen, IN, passed away early Monday morning October 12, 2020 following a brief illness. 

He was born May 15, 1943 in Madison County, IN, an only child of Rev. William Willis Cale & Joyce Eileen (Baker) Cale; and has lived in Nappanee and Bremen area most of his adult life.

Larry graduated from LaPaz High School; and worked for several companies in the area doing maintenance, having worked at Coppes Kitchen, Mutschler’s, Alco, and Indiana Heating.  He was a member of the Bremen Church of God, where he played for offertories, helped in the nursery, did the Children’s Chat, and helped with kids on Wednesday evenings.

Larry is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Carrie Cale of Goshen, and his daughter, Donna Jean Bryant of Mattawan, MI. Also surviving are two grandsons, Seth (Danesha Miller) Bryant & Andrew (Caitlin) Bryant, and four great-grandchildren, Ka’Niyah Miller, David Bryant, Giovinni Miller, and Su’Zanna Diggs.

Larry loved people, especially children, and going visiting.  He was known as “MacGyver”. He loved farming and tractors. He took great pride in taking broken things and making them work again. He loved sharing the word of God. He was always optimistic, seeing the best in people, and he was always ready to help anyone.

Memorial services for Larry will be at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 at South Side Church of God, 7351 U.S. 31 South, South Bend, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  He will be laid to rest at Parkview Cemetery, Alexandria, IN, with his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered to United Church Homes, c/o Oakhaven, 500 South Montgomery Street, Bremen, IN 46506.  Online condolences to the family may be sent to  The Palmer Funeral Home-River Park, South Bend is assisting the family with arrangements.


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October 15, 2020

4:00 AM to 5:00 PM
South Side Church of God (U.S, South Bend)

Memorial Service
October 15, 2020

5:00 PM
South Side Church of God (U.S, South Bend)

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