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Christy, Fred C.  
Fred C. Christy June 17, 1924 - May 22, 2016 EDWARDSBURG - Fred C. Christie, 91, of Edwardsburg, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Eastlake Terrace in Elkhart, after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several years. Fred was born June 17, 1924 in Apollo, Pennsylvania, the youngest of eleven children born to James Herman & Cora (Schellhammer) Christy. Fred served in the U.S. Army during WWII and on November 1, 1945, he married Leveda Patton (Christy) in Berrien Springs. She preceded him in death on July 2, 2007 after 61 years of marriage. Fred is now reunited with his beloved wife Leveda and with his Lord & Savior, in a place where he will be comfortable for eternity. Fred truly loved his family, but also loved our Lord. Fred was a member of McCoy Memorial Baptist Church in Elkhart; Fred was a motorcycle enthusiast for most of his life; he enjoyed riding his motorcycle with family & friends whenever possible. He also learned to play the harmonica in his childhood and continued to play frequently for most of his life, always carrying one in his pocket. Fred is survived by his children, Herman Christy of Edwardsburg, Carolyn (Doyle) Ramsey of Elkhart and Michael (Marianne) Christy of Edwardsburg; his grandchildren, Jeffrey (Kelley) Christy of Vandalia, MI, Jennifer Christy Grimm of North Liberty and Chad (Brandy) Ramsey of Elkhart, along with 6 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Services are 2:00 Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 10776 McKinley Hwy., where friends may call one hour prior to services. Calling also Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm in the funeral home. Burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family's preferred memorial is Asera Care Hospice, 700 E. Beardsley St. #2-B, Elkhart, IN 46514. To leave a remembrance of Fred or to offer condolences to his family, please visit www.chapelhillmemorial.com .
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Published in South Bend Tribune on May 24, 2016
Clark, Bradley A. (In Memoriam)  
IN MEMORIAM Bradley A. Clark Nov. 19, 1952 -May 22, 2016 That once was or could have been... Forever Remembered, Forever Missed and always, Forever Loved. Lovingly, Your family
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Published in South Bend Tribune on May 22, 2016
Clark, Jane L.  
Jane L. Clark May 21, 1920 - May 18, 2016 SOUTH BEND - Jane L. Clark, 95, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016 peacefully in her home surrounded by friends & family. Jane was born May 21, 1920 in Jacksonville, Illinois to the late Frederick and Coila (Layton) Gunter. Jane married Neal Clark and he preceded her in death on August 11, 1978. Jane was also preceded in death by a son, Mitchell L. (Janina Bratina) Clark and a daughter, Diane (Carl) Cunningham. Survivors of Jane include her children, Neal R. (Melanie) Clark, II of Raleigh, NC and Joyce Clark Turner of Mammoth Lakes, CA and one brother, Carl Gunter of Lake Elsinore, CA. She also leaves behind seven grandchildren including Richard Clark, Scott Clark, Ginger Scarborough, Jason Kelly, Megan Kelly, Eric Hayward and Gavin Clark Turner. Jane was employed with the Memorial Hospital of South Bend in the medical records department for 27 years. Jane was assisted with staying in her home for several years by the caring staff from Home Instead of South Bend. Special thanks go out to Kay Klopfenstein who became one of Jane's very good friends. Visitation for Jane is 12:00pm to 2:00pm on Saturday, May 21, 2016 in ST. JOSEPH FUNERAL HOME, 824 S. Mayflower Rd. with a Funeral Service to be held at 2:00pm. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be made at www.sjfh.net .
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Published in South Bend Tribune on May 21, 2016
Clawson, Kenneth C.  
Kenneth C. Clawson May 12, 2016 SOUTH BEND - Kenneth C. Clawson, 84, passed on Thursday, May 12, 2016 in Lakeland, FL surrounded by his family. Ken was born in South Bend to Kenneth and Lois Clawson. He is survived by his wife Eileen of 65 years, their four daughters, Carol Clawson of Lakeland, FL, Vicki & Bill Fassler, Candy & Bill Coleman, Karen & Dan Frederick of Granger, IN, twelve grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Ken graduated from Adams High School where he and Eileen met. He went on to run the family business, Ken Electric in River Park. After selling the business, he worked for the National Electrical Contractors Association for 25 years. He was member of the Free and Accepted Masons for 64 years, Scottish Rite for 56 years and 66 year member in I.B.E.W. He was a member of the Order of DeMolay and in 1968 became Chapter Dad, mentoring many young men in the area. In 1991 they moved to South Haven where he volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. He enjoyed fresh peaches, blueberries and raspberries from the local farmers and loved to watch the sailboats on Lake Michigan. They retired in Lakeland, Florida in 1998. He was very involved in the community, serving as an Inspector for City and President of the Board in the Sandpiper Community where they lived. He enjoyed golfing, playing cards and traveling with Eileen. Ken had a great smile and was happiest when surrounded by his friends and family. In Ken's honor you may make contributions to your local Hospice or the National Parkinson's Foundation. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Lakeland, FL.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on May 22, 2016
Coleman, Charles L.  
Charles L. Coleman Aug. 23, 1927 - May 14, 2016 SOUTH BEND - Charles L. Coleman, 88, of South Bend, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016, in Southfield Village. Charles was born in Gilmore, IN, on August 23, 1927, to Herman and Blanche (Worth) Coleman, who preceded him in death along with 2 sons, Ralph and Russell, 3 sisters, and Vedith Lee Headrick- mother-in-law in Walland, Tennessee. On September 26, 1948, Charles married Beatrice (Lee) Coleman in Walland, Tennessee. 5 sons were born to them, they are: Chuck, Tim, Mike, Ralph L, and Russell A. Beatrice survives with her 3 sons, 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter. Charles is also survived by 5 brothers and sisters: Richard Coleman, Alberta AL, Carol Swindle, Alberta, AL, Donna (Paul) Dubois, of Peru, IN, Harold “Bud” (Beverly) Coleman of Mishawaka, IN, and Jim (Linda) Coleman of Mishawaka, IN. Mr. Coleman retired in 1982 from Bendix Corporation after 33 years of working. Mr. Coleman loved to travel in his “78” Chevy camper truck, which he named “Old Red.” He was also a roofer for Mishawaka Roofing and enjoyed it as a hobby and not just work. He was a NASCAR fan and Dale Earnhardt was his favorite. Charles came to South Bend from Sullivan to work in 1951. He served in the Army for about 3 years. He loved to fish and hunt; he was also a country music fan. Charles graduated from Hymera High School. A funeral service for Charles will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 1 pm in Bubb Funeral Chapel, 3910 N. Main St., Mishawaka, IN. Visitation will begin at 11 am until the time of the funeral. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Foundation, 501 Comfort Place Mishawaka, IN 46545.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on May 18, 2016
Cook, Sharron Lee  
Sharron Lee Cook Dec. 9, 1938 - May 18, 2016 SOUTH BEND - Sharron Lee Cook, 77, passed away peacefully May 18th at Hospice House, after her 3rd courageous battle with cancer. She was born December 9, 1938 to the late David and Dorothy (Parent) Stein. She was also preceded in death by her brother Gilbert and sister Deborah. On August 12, 1961, Sharron married Robert F. Cook. He survives. To their union, they were blessed with six children, Leanne (Kirk) Kemmerling of Granger, Pamela (Bob) Severs of LaPorte, Susan (Andy) Gowan of Clayton, Michelle (Bill) Wilmsen of LaPorte, Kevin (Sara) Cook of Fort Wayne and Jennifer (Frank) Kitzmann of Marseilles, IL. She is also survived by sister, Cynthia (Alex) Horvath; brother, Craig (Joan) Stein and sister-in-law Judy Stein. Sharron was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was extremely crafty, creative and a talented sewer and quilter. In 2001, she retired from the Penn-Harris-Madison School District as a bus operator. She loved her family dearly and after retirement enjoyed spending time with them and wintering in Lakeland, FL. Sharron belonged to several local Quilt Guilds and Friends in Stiches at St. Pius. She made and donated quilts and clothing items to Women's Care Center, Hannah's House, Quilts of Valor for Veterans, Christ Child Society and many other organizations. Visitation will be held on Monday from 4 to 8PM, with a vigil service at 4PM, at the McGann Hay, Granger Chapel, 13260 SR 23, enter off Cherry Rd. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 Tuesday at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Center for Hospice Care. To send condolences, please visit www.McGannHay.com .
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Published in South Bend Tribune on May 21, 2016
Crist, Andrew Alan  
Andrew Alan Crist Oct. 16, 1988 - May 17, 2016 SOUTH BEND - Andrew Crist, 27, residing in South Bend, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at his home. Andrew was born on October 16, 1988, in South Bend, IN, to Leonard and Rebecca (McCollum) Crist. Andrew is survived by his father and stepmother, Leonard and Marie Crist of South Bend; fiancée, Jessica VanHuss of South Bend; sister, Anna Crist of South Bend; brother, Lenny Crist of South Bend; stepbrother, Robert Szabo of South Bend; special nieces and nephews, Jacob, Alexis, Khloe and Bobby; and grandmothers, Ruth Barnhart and Shirley Richardson. Andrew was preceded in death by his mother, Rebecca Crist; and grandparents, George and Anna Crist, Jack McCollum, Clyde Barnhart and Eugene Richardson. Andrew loved spending time with his family and greatly enjoyed his nieces and nephews. He loved his dog, “Bentley,” and cat, “Shadow.” Andrew was a big Notre Dame fan. Services will be held at 12 noon on Friday, May 20, 2016, at Palmer Funeral Home-River Park, 2528 Mishawaka Avenue, South Bend, IN, where friends may visit with the family from 10:00 AM until time of services on Friday. Contributions in memory of Andrew Crist may be made to Palmer Funeral Home for final expenses. Online condolences may be sent to this family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com .
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Published in South Bend Tribune on May 19, 2016
Cruise, Edna Jane  
Edna Jane Cruise Dec. 2, 1921 - May 17, 2016 NEW CARLISLE - Edna Jane Cruise, 94, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Hamilton Communities in New Carlisle, Indiana. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Root Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Viewing will be held on Friday from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. at the Root Funeral Home. Edna was born December 2, 1921, in Lexington, Kentucky, to the late Benjamin and Ada (Corman) Blankenship. On January 29, 1940, in Junction City, Kentucky, she married Jasper B. Cruise, who passed away on September 16, 2000. Surviving are one daughter, Jane Cruise of Michigan City; three sons, Ronald and his wife, Wanda Cruise of Omaha, Arkansas, Alvin and his wife, Margaret Cruise of Russellville, Arkansas, and Ted Cruise of South Bend, Indiana; ten grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Noama Huberty of Plymouth, Wisconsin. Edna was preceded in death by one son, Steven Cruise, and one brother, Jess Blankenship. She was a member of the Tops Club for over twenty years. She attended the Nazarene Church in Michigan City. She loved her family and her passion was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved to travel with friends and was a dedicated wife and mother. She was a very caring and gentle person. Memorials may be made to the Center for Hospice in South Bend, Indiana.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on May 19, 2016
Culp, Dolores Lee (Weaver)  
Dolores Lee (Weaver) Culp Dec. 11, 1934 - May 19, 2016 NAPPANEE - Dolores Lee (Weaver) Culp, age 81, of Nappanee, died at 6:10 am, Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Elkhart Hospice House. She was born December 11, 1934, in Nappanee, to Charles E. and Virginia Fern (Domer) Weaver. Mrs. Culp was a 1952 graduate of Nappanee High School. On February 22, 1953, she married Ralph “Red” Culp in Nappanee, he preceded in death August 22, 1997. Dolores had worked at B&B Restaurant and Ozzie's as a cook. She had also worked at Mutschler Brothers in Nappanee. She attended First Church of God, where she taught Sunday School for 50 years. She also was on the banquet, soup and salad bar and funeral committees for many years. Dolores enjoyed her family, hosting many holiday meals. She also enjoyed having coffee with her friends, enjoyed her church work and having lots of garage sales. Surviving are her children, Randy (Diane) Culp, Ft. Wayne, David (Pam) Culp, Karen (Jerry) Ousley, both of Nappanee; grandchildren, Brittany (Mike) Mills, Brent (Whitney) Culp, Brad (Sara) Culp, Brandon (Kara) Culp, Jeremy (Cindy) Pires, Mark (Jeanuea) Pires; 19 great grandchildren; a great great granddaughter; brothers, Charles A. (Shirley) Weaver, Donald Weaver, James (Diana) Weaver, all of Nappanee; sisters, Dixie Roeder, Connie Thomas-Rosenberry, both of Nappanee, Carol (Jerry) Sherk, Gladewater, TX; sister-in-law, Pat Weaver, Nappanee, stepsister, Becky Wajsyczrek, Osceola; and stepbrother, Stan Lutes, Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Devon Weaver. Family and friends may call from 2-5 pm Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee and for 1 hour prior to the Funeral Service, which will be at 10:00 am, Monday, May 23rd at First Church of God in Nappanee. Rev. Sam Bennett will officiate and burial will be in Union Center Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to First Church of God.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on May 20, 2016
Curtis, Nancy Ann  
Nancy Ann Curtis Sept. 11, 1938 - May 14, 2016 CULVER - Nancy Ann Curtis, 77, of Culver, IN died on Saturday, May 14, 2016 in Plymouth. Nancy was born on September 11, 1938 in Winamac, IN to the late Charles E. and Mary Ellen Hott. On St. Patrick's day 1957 she married Richard W. Smith. Together they had three children, Rory, Ryan and Shan. She later married Robert Curtis who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents and son, Ryan Smith. Nancy started her career in Culver waitressing at the local VFW and the Corner Tavern. Nancy then went into business with Louise Freeman opening and operating the Nan-E-Lou Restaurant. Later she was the Manager at the Culver Inn before owning several businesses including a resale shop and eventually co-owning and operating Smith & Smith Furniture store with family. Nancy was always happy, especially when surrounded by her family and friends. Nancy had a way of bringing light and joy into the lives of the many people who crossed her path. Nancy is survived by children, Rory (Stephanie) Smith of Monterey IN, Shan (Doug) Farmer of St. Joseph, MI, Scott (Amy) Curtis of Culver, IN, Chuck Curtis of Plymouth, IN and daughter-in-law, Jackie Smith of Culver, IN; grandchildren, Kristy (Tyler) Sprout of Indianapolis, IN, Keaton Smith of Indianapolis, IN, Kortney Smith of South Bend, IN, Rhiannon (Mike) Banks of Culver, IN, Jacob (Shannon) Smith of Buchanan, MI, Alex Sage of Portland, OR, Taylor Smith of Monterey, IN, Jeb Smith of Monterey, IN, Maggie Smith of Monterey, IN, Cameron Curtis of Culver, IN and Vance Curtis of Culver, IN and five great-grandchildren, with one on they way. Friends may join Nancy's family in celebrating her kind, generous and giving life at the Wesley United Methodist Church, Culver, IN on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, with visitation between 11 am and 2:30 pm EST, with a memorial service at 2:30. Burial will follow at the Culver Masonic Cemetery, Culver. Visitors are invited to an afternoon luncheon following gravesite services at the Wesley United Methodist Church basement. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be sent via the obituary page at www.odomfuneralhome.com . The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is assisting the family.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on May 17, 2016
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