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Keeys, Angela Prince "Angie"  
Angela "Angie" Prince Keeys June 11, 1954 - Feb. 23, 2015 SOUTH BEND - Angela E. Prince Keeys, 60, passed away on Monday, February 23, 2015, at Memorial Hospital, with her loving husband by her side. Affectionately known as "Angie," she was born June 11, 1954, in Bogalusa, Louisiana, to the union of Derwood Hammond and Mildred Gholar. Angela moved to South Bend, Indiana, in 1978 from Bogalusa, Louisiana. Angela worked the majority of her life in the health care industry. She enjoyed helping those in need, especially the elderly. Angela held various positions within the health care industry before becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse on March 26, 2010. Angela is survived by her husband of over 20 years, Garnett Keeys of South Bend, IN; two daughters, Terralynn Carter of Indianapolis, IN, and Omegia Keeys of Atlanta, GA; two sons, Terrance Prince of South Bend, IN, and Robbie Manierre of South Bend, IN; two brothers, Bernard (Patricia) Gholar of Oakland, CA, and Paul (Estella) Gholar of South Bend, IN; and one sister, Patricia (Larry) Jones of South Bend, IN. Angela shared a special bond with cousin Paulette Wright of Tylertown, MS, and a host of uncles, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, family and friends. Visitation will be 11-12 Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Greater St. John's Missionary Baptist Church, 101 North Adams Street, South Bend, IN, with funeral services to follow, Pastor Andre' McGhee officiating. Angela's burial will be at Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles, MI. Arrangements have been entrusted to Alford's Mortuary. www.Alfordsmortuaryinc.com
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Feb. 26, 2015
Keiser-McCallie, Opal Josephine  
Opal Josephine Keiser-McCallie Sept. 22, 1923 - Feb. 21, 2015 SOUTH BEND - Opal married Marvin Fred Keiser in 1942. Marvin passed away January 24, 1959. They had 4 children, Ronald L. Keiser (Belle), Patricia E. Villanueva (Joe), Laura J. Foster (Rodney), Jeanne L. Trovatore (John). Survivors include 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grand-children and three great-great-grandchildren with a fourth expected in June 2015. She married Arthur Ray McCallie in 1966. He passed away in 1984. Our mother was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. May she rest in peace wrapped in God's loving arms. There will be no services at her request.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Feb. 23, 2015
Kelley, Bonnie L.  
Bonnie L. Kelley Sept. 24, 1936 - Feb. 20, 2015 BURR OAK - Bonnie L. Kelley, 78, of Burr Oak, formerly of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away peacefully surrounded by her kids on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Sturgis Hospital. As per her wishes Bonnie will be cremated and a private family service is planned for May 30, 2015 at Dygert Cemetery in Fremont, Indiana. Bonnie was born September 24, 1936 in Clunette, Indiana to Ward and Isabelle (Sechrist) Corl. Bonnie spent most of her life working in the restaurant business and did a few other things along the way, raising her kids and her pets, milking cows and feeding the pigs. Later she became the owner of Junction Caf‚ in LaPorte, Indiana and then she became the owner of Sunset Inn in Hudson Lake , Indiana. She loved to keep busy and be around people so she continued to work after "retirement" for Jim and Vera Bippus at their Deli in Three Rivers where she met many friends. Bonnie loved to read as there are not too many books left at Burr Oak Library that do not have her initials in them. She also enjoyed puzzle books, watching the Wheel of Fortune, Walker Texas Ranger, the Young & the Restless and animals, especially her beloved pet "Baby Doggie" aka Jacob LeRoy, the biggest beagle in Burr Oak. Bonnie was known for helping anyone in need; at Christmastime she would provide Santa and Santa's gifts to anyone. Bonnie is survived by her kids, Robert Rice of Burr Oak, Clifford (Michelle) Rice of LaGrange, Indiana, Teresa (Eugene Ferrell) Rice of Zebulon, N. Carolina and Virginia (Scott Fritz) Rice of Fremont, Indiana; her grandchildren, Jesse Rice, Justin Rice, Laine Warnock and Billy (Jodi) Schnetzler Jr.; her great-grandchildren, Christian Schnetzler, Mackenzi Schnetzler, Hunter Schnetzler and Brady Schnetzler: and her sisters, Martha (Dick) Schlitz of Elkhart, Indiana, Patsy Corl of South Bend, Indiana and Vicki (Larry) Fruchey of Elkhart, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorials may be directed to the Humane Society of SW Michigan or Burr Oak Public Library. The family is being served by Dutcher-Kolcz Funeral Home in Bronson, Michigan.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Feb. 25, 2015
Kelnhofer, Robert  
Robert G. Kelnhofer Feb. 16, 1936 - Feb. 26, 2015 ELKHART - Robert G. Kelnhofer passed on Feb. 26, 2015, at Elkhart Hospice House after an illness. Services are Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at 1:00 PM at the Hope United Methodist Church, 69941 Elkhart Rd., Ed-wardsburg, MI. There will be one hour of visitation before the funeral. Arrangements are by the Paul E. Mayhew Funeral Home, Edwardsburg, MI.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Mar. 1, 2015
Kish, Margie  
Margie Kish Oct. 5, 1933 - Feb. 21, 2015 MISHAWAKA - Margie was born on October 5, 1933, to the late Peter and Ann Elizabeth LaCava. Margie had a beautiful voice and started singing at an early age in her family's band. As a young girl, she worked at her family's restaurant, the Casa Maria. Margie was a varsity cheerleader for four years at Mishawaka High School. She met the love of her life, Jim Kish, and married him on November 13, 1954, in St. Monica's Church. As a young wife and mother Margie sang in different bands and worked at Indiana Bell. As her family grew she decided to be a stay-at-home mom and loved that role. She doted on her family and loved volunteering at her children's schools which she was still doing at the age of 80! She received a Lifetime PTA Achievement Award in 1996 and is on the MHS Wall of Fame. She enjoyed traveling the world with her husband, Jim, and even visited Ireland, Hawaii, England, Italy, Monte Carlo, Paris, Switzerland, Alaska and Hong Kong. She was a lifetime Notre Dame fan and was a season ticket holder for women's basketball games. Margie, affectionately known as "Nana" to her grandchildren, loved entertaining family and friends at her pool, cooking, making her famous caramels, attending her grandchildren's sporting events, riding her bike, playing solitaire, doing word search puzzles, shopping, gardening, watching old movies, attending MHS alumni luncheons, and talking on the phone to her sister Rosie. Her grandchildren were her pride & joy and she loved spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of the following organizations: Hannah Lindahl Children's Museum, PTA, Tri Kappa, Mother-of-Twins Club, BK Ladies Auxiliary, D'Amici's Club, MHS Alumni Association and St. Bavo Church. Margie is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Jim; children: Mike Kish, Kim Kish, Jamie (Mark) Ryan, Pete (Kris) Kish, Paula (Tod) Meersman, Roxy (Brian) Artusi; grandchildren: Lindsey (Rich) Hanback, Lisa (John) Saylor, Mike (Crystal) Gordon, Jeremy, Matt and Keegan Ryan; Alex (Caitie) and Drew Kish, Mitchell and Dani Meersman, Grayden and Grace Artusi; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Rosie Marie Robinson; brother, Peter LaCava Jr.; and brother-in-law, Ernie (Yvonne) Kish. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Roxy Werbrouck and Betty Karnes; brothers-in-law: Julius Webrouck, Joe Robinson and Bob Karnes; sister-in-law, Doris LaCava; in-laws, Ernie and Mary Kish; and nephew, Bobby Karnes. Margie will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Friends and family may call from 4:00 8:00 pm Tuesday, February 24, 2015, in Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W. 8th Street, Mishawaka. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday at 10:00 am in St. Bavo Catholic Church, Mishawaka; entombment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka. Donations may be made in Margie's name to the Mishawaka Education Foundation. To leave the family an online condolence, please visit our website at www.hahnfuneralhomes.com . Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
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Published in South Bend Tribune from Feb. 23 to Feb. 24, 2015
Kolski, Jean A.  
Jean A. Kolski Sept. 23, 1927 - Feb. 26, 2015 NILES - Jean Ann Kolski, age 87 years of Niles, Michigan died on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Buchanan Meadows Living Center in Buchanan, Michigan. She was born on September 23, 1927 in South Bend, Indiana to Zygmunt and Hattie (Hosinski) Kolski, who preceded her in death. Jean retired as Assistant Director of Investor Services from the former Associates Corporation Of North America after 37 years of service. She was with the initial group that relocated the corporate headquarters to Las Colinas, Texas in the early '70s. Surviving family includes her sister, Elaine Delinski of Niles, niece Janet (Don) Miller of Niles, nephew David (Sonya) Delinski of Niles, and grand-nephew Brock (Kathleen) Delinski of Sedona, Arizona. Jean enjoyed spending time with her family, tending her flowers, and sewing. Jean's strong devotion to the Catholic faith was a constant source of comfort for her. The Mass of Christian Burial for Jean Kolski will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 2, 2015 at Saint Mary Catholic Church in Niles by the Rev. Thomas King, C.S.C. of Saint Mark Catholic Church in Niles. Committal Rites will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Niles. The family will receive relatives and friends on Monday at the church, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Contributions in memory of Jean may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Arrangements were made at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles. www.halbritterfunerals.com
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Feb. 28, 2015
Kovatch, Mary Lou  
Mary Lou Kovatch Feb. 1, 1927 - Feb. 22, 2015 SOUTH BEND - Mary Lou Kovatch, 88, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015 in her home surrounded by her family. Mary Lou was born February 1, 1927 in South Bend, IN to the late Leroy and Treca (Stoner) Pepple. On August 5, 1950, Mary Lou married her loving husband, Ernest Kovatch; he preceded her in death on December 8, 2008. Mary Lou is also preceded in death by a sister, Judy Ketcham. Survivors of Mary Lou include her 6 children, Debra (Jim) Fraser of South Bend, Lisa (Ed) Szarkowicz of Lake Zurich, IL, Mike (Janie) Kovatch of Fishers, IN, Brad Kovatch of South Bend, Rev. Tom Kovatch of Bloomington, IN and Scott (Jill) Kovatch of Granger; 14 grandchildren, Jenna, Evan, Allison, Michele, Teresa, James, Sean, Jessica, Adam, Stephen, Eddie, Matthew, Katherine and Thomas; 4 great-grandchildren, Tori, Keaton, Cole, and Noah; sister, Dixie Brown of Bloomington, IN, and a brother, Craig Pepple of Ann Arbor, MI. Mary Lou enjoyed gardening and spending time with family and friends. She loved her Golden Retrievers, Lillie and Annie. Mary Lou retired in 1989 from the South Bend Community School Corporation where she was a kindergarten and 6th grade teacher at Tarkington and Greene Elementary Schools. She was a member of the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Sigma Kappa Sorority. Mary Lou volunteered at the Ironwood Health and Rehabilitation Center, the South Bend Soup Kitchen, and at St. Matthews School. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Thursday, February 26, 2015 in the Cathedral of St. Matthew with a visitation one hour prior. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to COVE Alliance or the Hospice Foundation. COVE Alliance is a missionary venture affiliated with Fr. Tom for orphaned and disadvantaged children in Uganda. www.covealliance.org Hospice Foundation, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, Indiana 46544. Condolences for the family may be made at www.sjfh.net .
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Published in South Bend Tribune from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25, 2015
Krueger, Dr. John Edward  
Dr. John Edward Krueger July 13, 1921 - Feb. 16, 2015 SOUTH BEND - Dr. John Edward Krueger, 93, of Bloomington, IN, and formerly of South Bend, died Monday, February 16, 2015, in Sterling House of Bloomington. He was born July 13, 1921, in Michigan City, Indiana, to Carl H. Krueger and Katherine Hartke Krueger. He was an anesthesiologist, retired from a long career at St. Joseph Medical Center in South Bend. Survivors include three daughters: Katherine Ward of Bloomington, Carol Williams and her husband, Bob of Capt. Cook, Hawaii, and Julie Nelson and her husband, Phillips of Belmont, Massachusetts; two step-daughters: Sue Cooper of South Bend and Jean Verteramo and her husband, Alberto of Granger, Indiana; nine grandchildren: John Ward, Jonathan Holfinger, Ryan Hanson, Brandice Cooper, Andrew Verteramo, Erica CR Williams, Brian Verteramo, Connor Ver-teramo, and Sara Nelson; seven great-grand-children: Max, Cameron, Natalie, Simone, Lukas, Jake and Brandon; a brother, Thomas Krueger of Madison, Wisconsin; and several beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Ruth Taylor Krueger; his stepson, Rick Dickens; his second wife, Patricia Girard Krueger; and a sister, Jane DeGan. John served as an Army Medical Officer in post-WWII occupied Germany. During his medical practice, he lectured at St. Mary's Nursing School, served on the Medical Ethics Committee at Notre Dame University, volunteered at the Chapin Street Free Clinic, and was active in many other civic, church and professional organizations. A cofounder and medical director of Hospice of South Bend, now the Center for Hospice Care of North Central Indiana, he is remembered there by a yearly service award given in his name. He was a devoted and cherished member of the Cathedral of St. James, Episcopal, in South Bend. John was an avid golfer, loved to putter in his home workshop, swam three times a week for many years, and was an enthusiastic student of Civil War history. He loved travel, good food and Dixieland jazz; New Orleans was an annual springtime pilgrimage. John Krueger was compassionate and conscientious, loving, generous and kind. He led a purposeful life of service and he will be missed. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at St. James Cathedral in South Bend. Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, Bloomington. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.DayDeremiahFrye.com .
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Feb. 22, 2015
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