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Smothers, Madeline Price  
Madeline Price Smothers Dec. 8, 1917 - Dec. 23, 2014 SOUTH BEND - Mrs. Madeline Price Smothers, 97, of South Bend, Indiana, departed this life on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, in Morningside Nursing and Memory Care after an illness. She was born December 8, 1917, in Rockville, Indiana, to the union of Hugh and Mary Price. After relocating to South Bend in 1935, Madeline was employed as a clerk in the Saint Joseph County Treasury Department as the first "colored person" to hold a position in the county. She served as an administrative assistant at the Frances Shop for several years. She also served several years of employment for Superior Court Judge John Montgomery. Madeline confessed Christ at an early age and was a member of First A.M.E. Zion Church for many years until her health began to fail. She united in holy matrimony on August 29, 1938, to Charles Edmund Smothers who preceded her in death on September 22, 1974. Mrs. Smothers was also an active member of the Drifter, Inc., until her health began to fail. While a member, she held the office of National Treasurer for numerous years. Mrs. Smothers leaves to cherish her memory two sons: Donald (Sheila) of Houston, Texas, and Larry (Sharon) of South Bend, Indiana. She also leaves behind two grandsons: Andre Smothers & Joseph Marcel Guillory, also of Houston, Texas; also, Mrs. Hugh Gene Price (sister-in-law); and a host of family and friends. Mrs. Smothers was preceded in death by brothers: Harold "Bud" Price (June 25, 1989) and Hugh Gene Price (November 13, 1997). The family extends special thanks to the staff of Morningside Nursing and Memory Care for their exceptional services. Services for Madeline Price Smothers will be held on Saturday, December 27, 2014, at First A.M.E. Zion Church, 801 N. Eddy Street, South Bend. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. and funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, we are requesting donations to Harbor Light Hospice, 1608 E. Day Road, Mishawaka, Indiana 46545. Sign her guestbook at www.colemanhicks.com . Arrangements have been entrusted to Coleman & Hicks Funeral Home and Crematory.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 25, 2014
Sniadecki, Regina Agnes  
Regina Agnes Sniadecki Oct. 6, 1924 - Dec. 14, 2014 SOUTH BEND - Regina Agnes Sniadecki, 90, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014, in her residence. Regina was born October 6, 1924, in New Carlisle, to the late Stanaslas and Julia (Bartoszewicz) Zielewski. On July 27, 1946, Regina married Edward Sniadecki who preceded her in death September 20, 2005. She is also preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Nancy Sniadecki; brothers, Clem, Bert, Stanley, Sylvester; and sisters, Sophie, and Mary. Survivors of Regina include her children, Joyce (Fabian) Chavez, Edward (Gerry) Sniadecki, Bill (Rose) Sniadecki, Larry Sniadecki, and Rod (Caterina) Sniadecki; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was affectionately known as Auntie Jeanie to all her nieces and nephews. Regina was a parishioner of St. Adalbert Catholic Church. She enjoyed playing euchre, dining out, shopping and sitting on the front porch with her husband. She enjoyed cooking and expected everyone to have a second or third serving; no one should leave the table hungry. Most of all Regina loved singing "You are my Sunshine" to her family and loved them "a bushel and a peck". Visitation for Regina will be from 8:30am to 10:30am Saturday, December 20, 2014, at ST. JOSEPH FUNERAL HOME, 824 S. Mayflower Rd. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am in Christ the King Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph County Hospice, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, Indiana 46545-5234. Condolences for the family may be made at www.sjfh.net .
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 18, 2014
Solmos, Karen  
Karen Solmos Dec. 13, 1954 - Dec. 14, 2014 ELKHART - Karen Sue Arter Solmos, 60, of Elkhart, passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at 12:06 pm at Elkhart General Hospital following a brief illness. She was born Dec. 13, 1954, in Elkhart, to the late John E. Arter and Martha (Hall) Arter Salisbury, who survives her in Elkhart. She later married Kevin Solmos in Elkhart in 2011. He survives at home. Also surviving are her daughters, Sheryl (Andy) Welty of Ft. Wayne, Tiffany Knight of Bluffton and Holly (Fritz) Bickel of Huntington; sons, John D. Starkey and Jeffery (Heather) Bolding, both of Mishawaka, and Jordan (Ashley) Bolding of Huntington; brother, John (Janice) Arter Jr. of Elkhart; stepfather, Jack Salisbury of Elkhart; 10 grandchildren; one niece; former spouses, John D. Starkey of Elkhart and Jeffery Bolding of Bluffton; and her beloved pal "Alley" the cat. A celebration of Karen's life will be held at Billings Funeral Home of Elkhart on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at 11:00 am, with visitation beginning at 10:00 am. Pastor Dan Haradeen of the Elkhart First Brethren Church will officiate and burial will follow at Rice Cemetery in Elkhart. Karen had been employed as a production worker at WoodTek Industries and Bimbo Bakery of Elkhart. She also served on the staff at the Elkhart Faith Mission, usually involving herself with cooking and meals-on-wheels. She was an avid animal lover. Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Elkhart County. Online condolences can reach the family at www.billingsfuneralhome.com .
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 18, 2014
Spencer, Charles  
Charles Spencer Feb. 7, 1950 - Dec. 17, 2014 BREMEN - Charles Edward Spencer, 64, of Bremen, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at Memorial Hospital in South Bend. He was born to Luther and Viola Spencer in Jackson, Kentucky, on February 7, 1950. In December of 1968 he married Jan Sumpter. Charlie was the owner and operator of Spencer RV Sales and Service. He was a former member of Jaycees and the Bremen Masonic Lodge. In his spare time, he liked to tinker with old cars and ride his Honda. He also enjoyed horses and taking trips to Florida. Most of all, Charlie loved spending time with the pride and joy of his life, his children and grandchildren. Charlie is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jan Spencer of Bremen; two children, Angela (Christopher) Reed and Brad (Kat) Spencer, both of Bremen; four grandchildren, Noah, Elijah, Mikalah, and Jesse; and five siblings, Cecil "Bill" Spencer, Opal Smith, Mabel Hicks, Maxine Trent, and Faye Wood. He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Jonah Reed; and seven siblings, Luther Spencer Jr., Ervine Spencer, Gene Spencer, William Spencer, Hazel Rose, Linda Mae Grant, and Mary Magdalene Spencer. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, December 20, 2014, at Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen. Christopher Reed will officiate with burial following at the Bremen Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 pm on Friday, December 19, 2014, at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Memorial contributions may be given to the Bremen VFW or the Bremen Lighting Ceremony Fund. The Mishler Funeral Home in Bremen is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mishlerfuneralhomes.com .
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 18, 2014
Stabrowski, Mary Jo  
Mary Jo Stabrowski Aug. 23, 1940 - Dec. 12, 2014 RIVER WOODS, IL - Mary Jo Stabrowski, 74, of River Woods, Illinois, and formerly of Mishawaka, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014, in Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville, Illinois. Mary Jo was born August 23, 1940, in Mishawaka, a daughter of the late Walter and Josephine (Kwasny) Stabrowski. She grew up in Mishawaka where she graduated from St. Joseph Grade School. Mary Jo graduated from St. Joseph High School in South Bend. Mary Jo moved to Illinois in 1961. She was part owner and involved in management with a Data Processing business in Glenview, Illinois. Mary Jo was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wheeling, Illinois, and the Polish National Alliance 83 Club in South Bend. She was an avid Chicago Bears fan. Mary Jo's surviving family includes two brothers, Brother Donald Stabrowski of Notre Dame, Indiana, and Lawrence (Ruby) Stabrowski of Florence, Arizona; an aunt, Elizabeth Gillen of Mishawaka; and she was a fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Mary Jo was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter Stabrowski Jr. and Gerald Stabrowski; and a sister, Paula Jones. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, December 22, at 11 am in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 225 S. Mill Street, Mishawaka, with Rev. Mark Thesing, CSC, officiating. Private burial will take place in the family plot at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Mishawaka. Contributions in Mary Jo's memory are suggested to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mishawaka. Arrangements are under the care of Goethals & Wells Funeral Home, Mishawaka. An online guestbook is available at www.goethalswells.com .
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 19, 2014
Stark, Dennis J.  
Dennis J. Stark Oct. 9, 1923 - Dec. 22, 2014 NOTRE DAME - Dennis J. Stark of South Bend, IN, passed away on December 22, 2014, in the comfort of the Center for Hospice Care in South Bend, IN, surrounded by his loving family. Dennis was born on October 9, 1923, in Detroit, MI, to Joseph and Helen Stralkow-ski. On June 7, 1947, in St. Stanislaus Church, he married Angeline A. Gajewski, who preceded him in death on October 26, 2003. Also preceding him in death were his one sister, Christine Pattison of South Lyon, MI, and son, Kenny Stark. Survivors include his children, David (Jean) Stark of Scottsdale, AZ, Craig (Gail) Stark of Franklin, WI, Jan (Chuck) Sampson of Dublin, OH, Tim (Patty) Stark of Whitefish Bay, WI; and by eight grandchildren, Matt (Megan) Stark, Michelle (Jamie) Fetherston, Laura Stark, Ryan (Nicki) Yoder, Aaron Yoder, Coley Yoder, Ethan Stark, Chelsea Stark; and two great-granddaughters, Peyton and Emery Yoder. Dennis retired from the University of Notre Dame in 2005. He was a 1947 Notre Dame graduate, founded the Men's and Women's Swimming Programs and served as the swimming and diving coach beginning in 1958. He spent almost three decades in that role until 1985. He continued to teach in the Notre Dame physical education program for many years after his retirement and also served as longtime director of the Rolfs Aquatic Center. He was head of the physical education department from 1975-81. He was a strong supporter of the Special Olympics and played an integral role in the 1987 International Summer Special Olympics held on the Notre Dame campus (serving as manager of swimming and diving). In 2010, the Notre Dame Monogram Club presented him with its Moose Krause Distinguished Service Award. He also spent more than four decades officiating high school football and basketball events, and in 1988 was presented the Russ Oliver Award by the St. Joseph Valley Officials Association. He also has been honored by Special Olympics, the American Red Cross, the national YMCA, and the College Swimming Coaches Association. He began his athletics career at age 26 when he was named assistant physical education director at the South Bend YMCA. He spent 22 summers as instructor, coach and pool manager at the Morris Park Country Club in South Bend. He also served as an official at the 1972 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Sunday, December 28th, at 1:00 PM at Saint Joseph Chapel at Holy Cross College, Notre Dame, IN. Friends may call from 4:00 PM 8:00 PM Saturday, December 27th, in the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 Bendix Drive. Memorials contributions may be donated to Corvilla Inc., 3231 Sugar Maple Business Court, South Bend, IN 46628; LOGAN Community Resources, Inc., Development Department, 2505 E. Jefferson Boulevard, South Bend, IN 46615; and the Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545-5234. To send online condolences, please visit www.kaniewski.com .
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 24, 2014
Stepp, Eileen  
Eileen R. Stepp Dec. 17, 1933 - Dec. 20, 2014 PLYMOUTH - Eileen R. Stepp, 81, a Plymouth resident for over 20 years and formerly of Pennsylvania Avenue, passed away at Signature Healthcare of Bremen on Saturday, December 20, 2014. Born in Emington, Illinois, on December 17, 1933, Eileen was the daughter of Thomas J. and Marie C. (Combs) Larkin. Her family moved to Kewanna, Indiana, where she graduated from Kewanna High School with the class of 1953. They then moved to Winamac and then to North Judson in 1961. Eileen worked as a secretary for the North Judson/San-Pierre school system for 31 years until her retirement in 1993, when she decided to settle in Plymouth. She then worked part-time for Work One Express for a few years. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Plymouth, serving as a greeter and in the Care Women International Just Born, crocheting blankets for newborns. She enjoyed crocheting for her family, crafts, reading, and going to BINGO at Wal-Mart. She treasured times with her family and friends. Eileen is survived by her three daughters and children: daughter, Pam S. Julian & Jack of Bourbon and her children, Chad (Amber) Stepp and Julie Fulk; daughter, Joy D. (Darrell) Smith of North Judson and children, Renae (Tony) Lukac and Ryan Smith; and daughter, Jill E. (Dallas) Hester of Reynolds, IN and children, J.J. (Kristy) Boisvert, Jenna (Courtney) Good, Jared Oglesbee & Mikayla and Nikki Stepp & Buddy. Her siblings are: Maxine Bardsley of Rochester, IN, Elaine Rans of Kewanna, Pat (Harold) Foust of Rochester and Carol (Bill) Earnest of Logansport. Also surviving are the 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Jimmy Stepp and son-in-law, Ray Smith. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Inurnment will be at St. Jacob's Catholic Cemetery, North Judson, IN. Preferred are memorial gifts to St. Michael Catholic Church, 612 N. Walnut St., Plymouth, IN 46563; or American Institute for Cancer Research, 1759 R. St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 21, 2014
Swanson, Donald D.  
Donald D. Swanson Sept. 13, 1946 - Dec. 16, 2014 GRANGER - Donald D. Swanson, 68, passed away peacefully at home, in the company of his loving family, on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Donald was born in Red Oak, IA, on September 13, 1946, to the late Carl Raynor Swanson and Irene (Hendrickson) Wright. Donald attended Penn High School and graduated from Riley High School. On June 11, 1966, he married Norma Stogsdill. Donald and Norma were happily married for 48 years. In addition to his wife, Donald is survived by his son, Scott (Anna) Swanson of Niles, MI; four brothers, Robert (Karen) of South Bend, Richard (Karole) of Niles, MI, Jerry of San Diego, CA, and Michael (Elanor) Swanson of South Bend; a sister, Susan Rigby of South Bend; and three grandsons, whom he adored, Jonathan, Joseph and Jacob Swanson of Niles, MI. In addition to sharing life with Norma, Donald's three grandsons were the loves of his life. He enjoyed going to their Football, Basketball and Baseball games and spending quality time with them doing "guy stuff". He was a proud Army veteran and taught his family the importance of patriotism, selfless service, duty and honor. Services will be held Saturday, December 20th, at Beacon Baptist Church, 2522 South 13th, Niles, MI 49120, where Donald was a member. Visitation will be from 10AM-12PM, with a memorial service at 12PM. Pastor Michael Harris will be officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Hospice Care, or to Beacon Baptist Church. To send condolences to the family, please visit www.McGannHay.com .
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 19, 2014
Sweeney, Mary Muncie  
Mary Muncie Sweeney June 30, 1924 - Dec. 18, 2014 MISHAWAKA - Mary M. (Muncie) Sweeney, 90, of East Marion Street, Mishawaka, passed away, Thursday, December 18th, peacefully at home. She was born in Mishawaka to John and Theresa (Sollosi) Blasko on June 30, 1924. On March 24, 1951, she married Leland L. Sweeney in Roseland, Indiana. He preceded her in death with her parents and two sisters, Helen Mandich and Anna Petsovich. Six brothers also preceded her in death: John Blasko Jr., Mike Blasko, Charlie Blasko, Joe Blasko, Tony Blasko and Frank Blasko. She is survived by her daughter, Theresa (Thomas) Weber of Mishawaka; three grandchildren, Keith Weber, Monica (James) Potter and Jennifer (Freddie) Stockbarger all of Mishawaka; three great grandchildren, Jordan Potter, Alyssa Stockbarger and Samara Stockbarger, all of Mishawaka; one sister, Rose Hall of Mishawaka; and one brother, Andy Blasko of Osceola; along with many nieces and nephews. Muncie was a life long member of St. Monica Catholic Church, Mishawaka, an Auxiliary member of the VFW post #360, and a member of the DeLoretto Club. She worked at Bendix for 44 years retiring along with her husband in 1987. She loved talking with everyone and enjoyed spending time with friends and especially her family. One of her favorite things to do was getting dressed up, going to a party where she could talk, laugh and dance. She was a generous and loving person, always asking how you were and "what's new", telling you how good you sounded or looked. She so loved her many dogs and to watch all the animals and birds play in her yard. A mass of Christian burial will take place at St. Monica Catholic Church on Monday, December 22nd at 1:30pm. Officiating will be Msgr. Bruce Piechocki. Friends will be received from 3 until 7pm on Sunday at Bubb Funeral Chapel and one hour prior to the Mass at St. Monica Catholic Church on Monday. Burial will follow the Mass at Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka. The family wishes donations to be made to the Center for Hospice Care or to St. Monica Catholic Church.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 20, 2014
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