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Lawrence E. Wartha

January 12, 1939 ~ January 25, 2021 (age 82)

Obituary

Lawrence E. Wartha, 82, residing in Mishawaka, Indiana passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021 at Ernestine M. Raclin House-Center for Hospice Care in Mishawaka.

Lawrence was born on January 12, 1939 in South Bend, Indiana to Edward Wartha and Kathryn (Nemes) Wartha, who preceded him in death.

He attended high school at St. Joseph’s High School in South Bend and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Lawrence worked as a credit and finance manager at Tyler Refrigeration for fifteen years and at San Juan Detention Center in New Mexico for twelve years.  He was a member of Pioneer Auto Association, Inc.

He was survived by his sister, Patricia Schultheis of South Bend. Larry was also survived by nephews Gregory (Nancy) Schultheis of Mishawaka, Mark (Ann) Schultheis of Carrollton, TX, Thomas (Trina) Schultheis of Mishawaka, Michael (Julie) Schultheis of Roswell, GA, and niece Jeanne (Timothy) Checkley of Mishawaka, 13 great nieces and nephews and 12 great-great nieces and nephews.

Thank you to all the wonderful staff at the Ernestine M. Raclin House - Center for Hospice Care in Mishawaka especially Hannah and Carol for the care given to Larry during his stay there.

Funeral services for Lawrence E. Wartha will be at 1:00 pm on Friday, January 29, 2021 at St. Matthew Cathedral, 1701 Miami Street, South Bend, IN 46613. Friends may gather with the family at the church from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm prior to the funeral service.  Masks are required in church.  Palmer Funeral Home – River Park Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Center for Hospice, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 29, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
St. Matthew Cathedral
1701 S. Miami Street
South Bend, IN 46613

Funeral Service
Friday
January 29, 2021

1:00 PM
St. Matthew Cathedral
1701 S. Miami Street
South Bend, IN 46613

Donations

Center for Hospice Care
111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend IN 46637

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