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Bachman, Harold A.  
Harold A. Bachman May 17, 1919 - Feb. 23, 2015 MISHAWAKA - Harold A. Bachman, 95, of Mishawaka, passed away peacefully during the early evening hours of Monday, February 23rd, in his residence. Harold was born in Scholfield, Wisconsin, on May 17, 1919, to the late Paul W. and Clara T. (Weisman) Bachman. He proudly served his country during WW II, in the US Army, serving in the 82nd Airborne as a paratrooper and was honorably discharged in October of 1945. On May 1, 1948, he married Geneva Campbell, who preceded him in death on January 7, 2013. He retired from Notre Dame, where he was the food service and commissary manager. He was a member of the D.A.V., the 509th Parachute Infantry Association. Harold was a member of the Albright United Methodist Church and took great enjoyment from volunteering for the many events in the church, such as the salad luncheon, the Christmas cookie bake sale, the various dinners, or just simply ushering. He was an avid golfer and a Notre Dame fan. Harold always had an impeccable lawn. He was an excellent cook, and he also kept the cleanest tools. He enjoyed weekend drives, listening to parade marches, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Harold tried to never miss anything his grandchildren were involved in, be it school functions, sports, 4-H activities, and birthdays. They were the sparkle in his eyes. Harold is survived by children, Jacky (Cathy) Bachman, Theresa (Bud) Keeton, Pam Bachman and Lisa (Steve) Alwine. He was the grandfather of eight, Kenneth (Kim) White, David White, Jamie (Jessica) White, Korrie (Tracy) Garringer, Ryan (Rebecca) Keeton, Justin (Laura Salyer) Gautier, Adam Gautier, and Philippe (Sophie) Bachman; and a great-grandfather of 10. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert White; three brothers, William, Elmer, and Donald; and two sisters, Louise Hay and Wilhelmina Beber; and a son-in-law, Cris Gautier. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, February 28th, from 1 until 2:00 PM in the Albright United Methodist Church, 504 W. Mishawaka Ave. A service celebrating Harold's life will be held at 2:00 PM in the church with Pastor Warren Kirkwood officiating. Bubb Funeral Chapel assisted the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either Albright United Methodist Church or to Heartland Hospice. The family expresses deepest gratitude to his beautiful caregivers, Leah, Samantha and Cali, and Heartland Hospice and Mary Miller.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Feb. 26, 2015
Basil, Orville E.  
Orville E. Basil Dec. 13, 1926 - Feb. 25, 2015 SOUTH BEND - Orville E. Basil, 88, residing in South Bend, passed away at 12:23 am Wednesday, February 25, 2015, in his home. He was born December 13, 1926, in Peoria, IL, to the late Harry and Viola Basil. On May 31, 1947, in South Bend, Orville married Patsy June Simmer-man, who preceded him in death on January 7, 2012. He was also preceded by sisters, Pauline Lutticken and Phyllis Krueger; and brothers, Donald Basil, Harry Basil Jr. and John Claeys. Orville is survived by his son, James (Ann Hamilton) Basil of Eugene, OR; daughters, Deborah (Drew) Bridges of Austin, TX, and Linda (Dennis McNary) Basil of Mishawaka; six grandchildren, Matthew, Jason, Jessica, Sarah, Leah and Melissa; and nine great-grandchildren. Orville served his country honorably in the United States Coast Guard from 1943-1946. He co-owned and operated the Blue Note Lounge and the Boul-Jeff Restaurant in South Bend until retirement. He enjoyed his retirement years with Pat attending grandsons Matt and Jason's many athletic events, particularly their hockey games. They didn't miss a game. Orville was also known for his 'famous' baked beans, which were enjoyed by friends and family from all over. He should have patented them! He truly loved children....had a way with them....especially with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren....he knew the buttons to push to put a smile on their faces. He will be greatly missed by all. Funeral services for Orville will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, March 1, 2015, in the Palmer Funeral Home - Hickey Chapel, 17131 Cleveland Road, South Bend. Private burial will take place at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger. Friends may visit with the family from 12 noon until services time on Sunday in the funeral home. The family wishes to extend their deepest appreciation to Orville's neighbors, Joe and Cindy, Kevin and Tracy and Shawn and Lynn; the Center for Hospice Care; and his personal caregiver, Charlie Cauffman. Memorial contributions may be donated to Pet Refuge, 4626 Burnett Drive, South Bend, IN 46614. Online condolences may be left for the Basil family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com .
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Feb. 28, 2015
Beehler, George H.  
George H. Beehler Oct. 18, 1931 - March 2, 2015 ELKHART - George H. Beehler, 83, of Tequesta, FL, passed away March 2, 2015, at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL. Born October 18, 1931, in Mishawaka, Indiana, he was a longtime resident of Elkhart, Indiana. He and two partners opened BABSCO, an electrical supply company for the RV industry. He and Patricia McClary married on September 13, 1985. They moved to Florida in 1986, fulfilling his lifelong dream. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and attended First United Methodist Church in Hobe Sound, FL. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and was awarded the United Nations Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Ribbon w/ 2 Bronze stars, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation. He was a member of the American Legion Post 0271 of Tequesta. He was also a member of the Elks Club. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Lou Beehler (formerly Patricia Mc-Clary), son, Jeff Beehler, his wife, Teresa, and their son, Spencer George Beehler; daughter, Cindy (Beehler) Caillouette, her husband, Paul, and their children, Kevin, Tina, Crystal, and her daughter, Lacie; stepdaughter, Debbie Nolen, and her son, Sam Nolen; stepson, Dan McClary and his wife, Jenny, and their children, Anne, Chelsea Heffen-trager, Josiah, Geoffrey and Sean; and sister-in-law, Virginia Beehler. George was preceded in death by brother, Vern Beehler, and sister, Norma (Beehler) Silvers, who was married to Charles "Bud" Silvers, also deceased. Memorial services will be Sunday, March 8, at 2:00 PM at First United Methodist Church, 10100 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL 33455, Phone (772) 546-3303. In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial Gifts in Honor of George may be sent to the church. The church will receive gifts and set up a George Beehler Fund to help with ministries. For those who feel comfortable doing so, flip-flops may be worn to the service as a fun way of honoring George, who wore his flip-flops everywhere, even in the snow.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Mar. 4, 2015
Borton, James O.  
James O. Borton July 14, 1940 - Feb. 26, 2015 NORTH LIBERTY - James O. Borton, 74, of North Liberty, IN passed away at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Signature Health Care in Bremen, IN. He was born on July 14, 1940 in North Liberty, IN to the late James Lawrence and Helen (Nelson) Borton. On December 25, 1960 in North Liberty, IN he was united in marriage to Linda L. (Whitmer) Borton. Mr. Borton is survived by his wife, Linda L. Borton; three daughters, Mary E. (Ralph) Wise of LaPaz, IN, Louann (Larry) Etherton of Walkerton, IN and Jeanann Carrington of Tyner, IN; three sons, John H. Borton of Walkerton, IN, Matthew L. (Donita) Borton of North Liberty, IN and James R. Borton of Knox, IN; thirteen grandchildren, James (Natasha) Wise, Michael McRoberts, Sarah (Derek Delcamp) Banks, James (Tammy) McRoberts, Matthew (Lauren Parsons) Borton, Stephanie (Steve) Celmer, Laura (Dennis II) Hawkes, Charles Wise, David (Beth) McRoberts, Daniel (Kayla) Borton, Bryan (Chelsea Kimmel) Borton, Sierra and Winston Carrington and ten great grandchildren, Trenton and Alexis Banks, Anna McRoberts, Aiden Wise, Dennis Hawkes III, Dominic Foust, Zoe McRoberts, Hunter Borton, Jonathan Celmer and Cambria Delcamp. He is also survived by two sisters, Zella Luallen of Galesburg, IL and Alma (Earl) Free of South Bend, IN and seven brothers, Carl Borton of North Liberty, IN, Keith Borton of Walkerton, IN, Lynn (Shirley) Borton of Koontz Lake, IN, Merle Borton of South Bend, IN, Terry (Darlene) Borton of North Liberty, IN, Glen (Pam) Borton of New Carlisle, IN and Dale (Lorraine) Borton of Walkerton, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Iona Cole and brother, Howard Borton. Mr. Borton was a lifelong resident. He worked for Ackley Dairy Farm for thirty years and at Modern Door for four years. He was a member of North Liberty Church of the Brethren. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at North Liberty Church of the Brethren, 201 E. Market Street, North Liberty, IN. Graveside services and burial will follow at Westlawn Cemetery, North Liberty. Friends may visit with the family from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Monday in the Palmer Funeral Home, 202 N. Main St. North Liberty, IN. and one hour prior to the services Tuesday at church. Contributions in memory of James O. Borton may be offered to the North Liberty Church of the Brethren, 201 E. Market St., North Liberty, IN 46554. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com .
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Feb. 28, 2015
Brelowski, Anne  
Anne Mary Brelowski Feb. 27, 1921 - Feb. 28, 2015 NILES - Anne Mary Brelowski, age 94 years, of Niles, Michigan died peacefully in her home at 8:38 p.m. on Saturday, February 28, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. She was born on February 27, 1921 to the late Florian and Anna (Hodal) Hradel. She was a graduate of the State Street Saint Mary's Elementary School and Niles High School class of 1938. She served on the '38 class reunion committee for many years. She was also graduated from the St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing, South Bend, Indiana class of 1944. She was part of the WWII Nurse Cadet Corps and furthered her nursing education at Indiana University-South Bend. Anne was a lifelong member of Saint Mary Altar Rosary Society, a volunteer at the Christian Service Center Food Pantry and was a Parish CCD teacher for many years. She was a knowledgeable historian and enjoyed Niles area history. The Brelowskis were a Scouting family. "Whitie" served as Scoutmaster of Troop 79 (now #579) for 27 years. Anne was a Den Mother. She and their daughter designed and created costuming for the Camp Madron Indian Dancers and assisted in the camp's Thursday night pageant. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter "Whitie" Brelowski in 1993, and their son, Walter, Jr. in 1966, as well as six brothers, Joseph, John I, Frank, Julius, Luis, John "Bill" and a sister, Ella Rose (Mrs. Richard). She is survived by her daughter, Mary Anne Zicafoose and son-in-law, Kirby of Omaha, Nebraska and granddaughter Kale of Chicago, Illinois as well as a sister, Mary Tice (Mrs. Damon) of Goshen, Indiana; one brother, Edward of Niles; and 15 nieces and nephews. The Mass of Christian Burial for Anne Brelowski will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the Saint Mary Catholic Church in Niles by Rev. Alphonse Savarimuthu and Rev. David Otto. Committal Rites will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Niles. The family will receive relatives and friends from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles with the recitation of The Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Contributions in memory of Anne may be made to Saint Mary Catholic Church, Calvary Cemetery Fund, 219 S. State Street, Niles, Michigan 49120.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Mar. 3, 2015
Broadstreet, Gertrude "Gertie"  
Gertrude "Gertie" Broadstreet June 22, 1925 - Feb. 23, 2015 MISHAWAKA - Gertrude "Gertie" Broadstreet, 89, passed away on Monday, February 23, 2015 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka. Gertie was born on June 22, 1925 in Mishawaka to the late Benjamin and Jennie (Williams) Bidlack. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Kenneth, Gene, Dick, Pete, Joe and Gary Bidlack, and a son-in-law, Pat Peters. On November 2, 1946 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, South Bend she was married to Joseph Broadstreet. He preceded her in death on August 19, 1997. Surviving are her daughter, Sue Peters of Mishawaka; sons, Lucian Joseph (Nancy) Broadstreet Jr. of South Bend and Ben (Laura) Broadstreet of Osceola, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and four great-great- grandchildren. Gertie worked for Georgie Boy in Edwardsburg, MI for 14 years before she retired. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. Visitation will be on Thursday, February 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. in Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W. 8th Street, Mishawaka. Funeral services will follow in the funeral home at 7 p.m. with Pastor Randall White officiating. To leave the family an online condolence, please visit our website at www.hahnfuneralhomes.com .
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Published in South Bend Tribune from Feb. 25 to Feb. 26, 2015
Brothers, John  
John Brothers Aug. 13, 1941 - Mar. 1, 2015 SOUTH BEND - John F. Brothers, 73, residing in South Bend, IN, passed away March 1, 2015, at Community Hospital, Kokomo, IN. He was born on August 13, 1941, in South Bend, IN, to the late Elmer and Ernestine (Lawyer) Brothers, and remained a lifelong resident. On August 1, 1964, in South Bend, IN, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, he married Kathryn, who survives. John honorably served in the United States Army from 1963-1965. He retired in 2006 from Adams Engineering after 40 years of services as a tool and die maker. Since 2007 he has worked for The South Bend-Mishawaka Auto Auction. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mishawaka; the South Bend Bowling League, where he served as secretary for nine years; South Bend Eagles #435; Indiana State Bowling Association where he served as president; and was a lifetime member of the United States Bowling Congress. John is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Kathryn Brothers; two daughters, Christine (Shack) McDaniel of Kathleen, GA, and Michele (Eric) Mroczek of Mishawaka; three sons, Brian Brothers of Cheyenne, WY, Patrick (Monica) Brothers of Chicago, IL, and Kevin (Melissa) Brothers of Virginia Beach, VA. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Courtney, Ehren, Brandon, Katie and Liam; two sisters, Rosemary Belakovich of South Bend and Sister Elaine Brothers of Mishawaka; and two sisters-in-law, Nancy Brothers of Mishawaka and Verna Brothers of Leesburg, FL. His sister, Katherine Berger, and two brothers, William and Richard Brothers, preceded John in death. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM Friday, March 6, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mishawaka, 225 S. Mill Street, Mishawaka, IN. Military graveside services will follow at Ft. Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI. Friends may visit with the family from 4-8:00 PM Thursday at Palmer Funeral Home-River Park, 2518 Mishawaka Ave., South Bend, where a Rosary will be recited at 4:00 PM. Expressions of sympathy to the family may be offered to JOYS Gymnastics, Inc., 1724 S. Main St., South Bend, IN 46613. Online condolences to the Brothers family made be left for them at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com .
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Mar. 4, 2015
Bunyon, Georgia Lee  
Georgia Lee Bunyon Oct. 6, 1913 - Feb. 17, 2015 SOUTH BEND - Georgia Lee Bunyon was born October 6, 1913, in Cynthia, Mississippi, to the union of Eugene Suttles and Eva (Hodge) Suttles. Georgia was raised in Vicksburg, MS, and was baptized on December 25, 1923. In her early life, Ms. Georgia worked as a domestic and cook on several plantations in the South for many years, and after moving to South Bend in 1954 from Leland, MS, she worked for several prominent families. Her life has been dedicated to encouraging families and helping to relieve suffering wherever it existed by sharing God's love to all. Georgia met and married John Bunyon in 1980, and shared a beautiful life together until his death in 1995. Mother Bunyon, as she was lovingly called by family, friends, and all who knew her, joined Progressive Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorate of Reverend Henry L. Giden, and later, united with Interfaith Christian Union (ICU Ministries), under Reverend Sylvester Williams, Jr. In 1995, she received the Golden Mic Award for her fundraising efforts in helping WUBS 89.7 FM radio station remain on the air. Mother Bunyon was knowledgeable about herbs and their helping benefits, and shared her wisdom with family and friends, while quietly speaking about practicing good health habits. Reading her Bible daily and listening to WUBS 89.7 FM, was what she cherished doing most. She leaves to cherish her memory: grandchildren, Donald (Irene) Bunyon of Tucson, AZ, Carolyn (Furman) Daniels of Athens, AL; niece, Jacci (Ollie) Christopher of Harvest, AL; god-daughters, Wilma Kelly of West Memphis, AR, and Stefanie (Pal) Troupe of South Bend, IN; godsons, Rev. Sylvester Williams, Jr., Pal Troupe, Jr., and Larry Williams, all of South Bend, IN; two god-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; dear friends, Ollie Mayfield, and Barbara Lawson; many friends at Rabbi Schulman Plaza and Cardinal Nursing Home. Preceding her in death along with her parents and husband were a brother, Prince Thomas, and sister, Rosie Bea Suttles. Funeral services for Mother Georgia Lee Bunyon will be held at 12 noon, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Alford's Mortuary where arrangements have been entrusted. Visitation will be held at 11:00 a.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Mother Bunyon, donations may be made to WUBS 89.7 FM, 702 Lincoln Way West, South Bend, IN 46616. To leave an online condolence, please visit our webpage and sign the guestbook at www.alfordsmortuaryinc.com .
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Feb. 26, 2015
Burford, Joan  
Joan Burford Jan. 23, 1934 - Feb. 28, 2015 SOUTH BEND - Joan passed away Saturday in South Bend. Memorial Services and Burial will take place in Pennsylvania. Arrangements by Goethals & Wells Funeral Home, Mishawaka.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Mar. 2, 2015
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