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Laurie Elaine Kochmar

May 9, 1966 ~ December 2, 2023 (age 57) 57 Years Old

Laurie Kochmar Obituary

Laurie E. Kochmar, 57 years old, passed away at 10:12 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving husband.  Laurie was born on May 9, 1966 in South Bend, IN.  She was a school bus driver for First Student, primarily for Wilson Elementary School children.  Laurie formerly worked as a bartender at Bob’s Pub for 15 years, and was a manager at Speedway at Brick Road. 

Laurie and Mark L. Kochmar, Sr. were married on May 10, 2007 in South Bend.  Along with her husband, Mark, she is survived by her four sons, Casey, Michael, Greg, and Christopher Bowser; step-children, Kayleigh Kochmar and Mark (Angee Richards) Kochmar, Jr.; grandchildren, Maddy Kochmar, Sloane Kochmar, Seamus Lowe and Hunter Lowe; two brothers, Rod (Luann) Purucker and Jim Purucker; and brother-in-law, Paul Billings. Laurie was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Betty; sister, Roxanne Billings; and two brothers, John Purucker and Douglas Purucker.

Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Palmer Funeral Home-Hickey Chapel, 17131 Cleveland Road, South Bend.  A private prayer will follow.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Laurie may be donated to Heart to Heart Hospice, 620 W. Edison Road, Unit 122, Mishawaka, IN  46545.  Online condolences may be offered to Laurie’s family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com. 

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December 6, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Palmer Funeral Home - Hickey Chapel
17131 Cleveland Road
South Bend, IN 46635


Heart to Heart Hospice
620 W. Edison Road #122, Mishawaka IN 46545
Tel: 1-574-855-4475
Web: https://www.htohhfoundation.org/donation/


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