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Pietrowski, Joseph  
Joseph Pietrowski Nov. 20, 1927 - Dec. 12, 2014 LAPORTE - Joseph Leon Pietrowski, age 87, of LaPorte, passed away on Friday, December 12, 2014 at his daughter's home in LaPorte . Joseph was born in South Bend, IN, on November 20, 1927 to Leo and Clara (Taberski) Pietrowski. On February 14, 1953, he married Josephine Rose Borkowski who preceded him in death. Also surviving are his beloved children, Susan (Thomas) Jasinski, Mary Ann (Mike) Bishop, Nancy (Ron) Smith, Tina (Dan) Soria, and Larry Pietrowski all of LaPorte, IN; nine grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; sister, Barbara Dean; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Esther and Leona; brother-in-law, Edward Dean; and two grandsons, Michael Bishop, Jr. and John Patrick Bishop. Joseph worked as a truck driver for over 40 years. He was a member of the American Legion, the Moose Lodge #492, and was an Army veteran. Joseph was an avid NASCAR fan, enjoyed football, boxing and MMA. He also enjoyed working in his garden, yard and playing pool and cards. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 6 PM Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with the Rev. Roger Ash officiating. Full Military Honors will be held during the service. A time of visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2 PM until the time of the service at the funeral home. A cremation committal will take place following the service at the Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Memorial contributions may be directed to VNA Hospice, P.O. Box 250, La Porte, IN 46350. Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.cutlerfuneralhome.com .
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 15, 2014
Pomeroy-Buysse-Mendenhall, Betty M.  
Betty M. Pomeroy-Buysse-Mendenhall Dec. 20, 1930 - Dec. 16, 2014 NILES - Betty M. Pomeroy-Buysse-Men-denhall, age 83 years, of Niles, Michigan, died at 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at Lakeland Community Hospital in Niles following an extended illness. She was born on December 20, 1930, in Watervliet, Michigan, to Frederick and Faye (LaPorte) Wood. She graduated from Watervliet High School, and lived many years in Hartford, Michigan, where she was employed at the Kietzer Farm Market and the Hartford Shopping Center. In 1999 she moved to Niles. Betty was a member of Saint Mark Catholic Church in Niles, and the ladies' auxiliaries to the Niles Eagles, Moose, and American Legion. She was very active in the Red Hat Society of Niles, had been a member of the Mothers Club in Hartford, and attended activities of the Council on Aging in Cassopolis. She enjoyed needlework, dancing, dining-out, and spending time with her family. She was first married to Clarence Pomeroy, Jr., who died on November 22, 1991. She was later married to George C. Buysse, who died on July 27, 2006. She was also preceded in death by a son, John Raymond Pomeroy on April 3, 2005; and by sisters, Patricia Newcombe and Mary Rutter. On October 26, 2006, in Niles, she married Leo Eugene "Gene" Mendenhall, who survives. Also surviving are her children, Kenneth Michael "Mike" Pomeroy of Edwardsburg, Michigan, Clarence "Bud" Pomeroy III of Stevensville, Michigan, Randy (& Donna Rosati) Pomeroy of Kalamazoo, Michigan; stepson, Rawleigh Mendenhall of Lee's Summit, Missouri; and step-daughter, Linda Goodfellow of Salem, Virginia; grandchildren, Marshall (& Leslie Deloach) Pomeroy, Diana Pomeroy, Jennifer (& Matt Jones) Pomeroy Jones, Eric Pomeroy, Kristen (& Brad Wolf) Pomeroy Wolf, Dustin Pomeroy, Ryan (& Kiesha) Pomeroy, Jameson Putnick, Alicia (& Adam Kosier) Pomeroy Kosier, and Laurence "Larry" Pomeroy; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Kelsey, Madelyn, Ethan, Avery, Macy, Zoe, Bram, Blake, Kaitlyn, Emilee, and Lauren; all of the members of Gene's great family; Betty's brother, George Frederick "Pete" Wood of Watervliet, and sister, Delores "Doody" (& Maurice "Mose") Kietzer of Sister Lakes, Michigan; and more than 100 nieces and nephews of several generations. The Catholic Liturgy for Betty Pomeroy-Buysse-Mendenhall will be read at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 21, 2014, at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles by the Rev. David Otto of Saint Mary Catholic Church in Niles. Committal at Fairview Cemetery in Watervliet will be private on a later date. The family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday at the funeral home beginning at 1:00 p.m. Contributions in memory of Betty may be made to the Cass County Council on Aging. www.halbritterfunerals.com
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 19, 2014
Quarandillo, Guy  
Guy Quarandillo Aug. 23, 1937 - Dec. 12, 2014 ELKHART - Guy F. Quarandillo, 77, of Elkhart, passed away at the Center for Hospice Care in Elkhart on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at 2:35 am following an extended illness. He was born in Elkhart on Aug. 23, 1937 to the late Anthony and Lillian (Borrelli) Quarandillo and later married Laura L. Ely on Oct. 19, 1984 in Elkhart. She survives him at home. Also surviving are his daughters, Lisa (Robert) Scholtes and Lana (John) Huff, both of South Bend and Lora Quarandillo of Elkhart; sons, Daniel (Cheryl) Wood of Newygo, MI, David Wood of White Pigeon, MI, Dale (Loni) Wood of Three Rivers, MI and Robert (Dora) Quarandillo of Elkhart; brothers, Joseph (Judy) and Kenneth (Karry) Quarandillo, both of Elkkart; sister, Margaret Derr of Bristol; grandchildren, Bryan (Kelly) Scholtes, Michelle (Brent) Robinson, Apryl Turczynski, J.J. Huff and Adam (Jackie), Casey, Cody, and Angie Wood, and six great-grandchildren with one on the way. In accordance with Guy's wishes, he has been cremated. A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Billings Funeral Home in Elkhart. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 at 11:00 am (with visitation one hour prior) at St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church in Bristol. The Rev. Robert Van Kempen will officiate, and burial will take place in St. Vincent Cemetery in Elkhart at a later date. Guy was a draft technician for Metro Beverage for many years, retiring in 2000. He was also a lifetime member of the St. Mary's Knights of Columbus #11574, Elkhart Moose Lodge #599, the Old Orchard Senior Golf League and the Friendly Pioneers of Elkhart, as well as being a 1955 graduate of Elkhart High School and an avid Chicago Cubs, Bears and Notre Dame fan. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Hospice Foundation of Mishawaka or the United Cancer Services of Elkhart County. On-line condolences can reach the family at www.billingsfuneralhome.com .
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 16, 2014
Quick, Joseph  
Joseph "Joe" Quick Sr. Jan. 16, 1953 - Dec. 18, 2014 SOUTH BEND - Joseph "Joe" Quick passed away surrounded by family at Memorial Hospital on December 18, 2014, in South Bend, IN, due to injuries he received in an accident he was involved in on November 18, 2014. He was 61. Mr. Quick was born on January 16, 1953, in South Bend, IN, to his parents, George and Betty Quick. He married Cathleen DeVos on April 14, 1973. He had his own construction business for 25 years before he started working at Forest River in Elkhart, IN. Mr. Quick loved many things in life. He loved being with his family, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, canoeing, hunting, fishing, golfing, and taking care of his cabin. Joe had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone. He loved to make people smile and made friends with anyone he met. He touched so many lives and was loved by many people. He will be truly missed. Mr. Quick is survived by wife, Cathleen "Cathy" of South Bend, IN; son and daughter-in-law, Joseph Jr. and Melanie of Noblesville, IN; son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Lauren of South Bend, IN; granddaughter, Madyson; and grandson, Daniel; his brothers, George (Helen), David (Karen), James (Judy), Paul (Debbie) and Pete Quick; and his sisters, Kathy Bird and Amy Radics. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Betty; his sister, Ruthanne (Mike) Brown; his sister, Nancy Koscher; his sister, Linda Williams; and his brother, Barry Quick. A memorial will take place on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, starting at 1:00 pm in Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W. 8th Street, Mishawaka, with Daniel Scarberry presiding. Friends and family may visit one hour prior to the service. To leave the family an online condolence, please visit our website at www.hahnfuneralhomes.com .
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 21, 2014
Ranstead, Jeremy  
Jeremy D. Ranstead Oct. 29, 1987 - Dec. 19, 2014 WARSAW - Jeremy D. Ranstead, 27, of Warsaw, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in New Paris. He was born Oct. 29, 1987, in Pomona, CA, to James Ranstead and Misty (Triplett) Mikel. Surviving are daughters, Annabelle Love & Addyson Ranstead, both of Warsaw; fianc‚e, Autum Estep of Warsaw; mother & stepfather, Misty (Brian) Mikel of Osceola; brothers, Jayson (Jenny) Ranstead of Elkhart, Joshua Ranstead of Roseland, Jared (Kassie) Ranstead of Goshen, Ben (Kayla) Manns of Rochester and Jason (Heather) Mikel of Elkhart; sisters, Christa (Alan) Morphew of Noblesville and Brittney (Cody) Brooks of Texas; fathers, Jim Ranstead, Greg Manns and Mark Shultz; maternal grandfather, James Triplett; and paternal grandmother, Dolly Schultz of Buena Park, CA. Preceding him in death is a brother, Lucas Manns. Jeremy was a graduate of Winamac High School and attended one year at Ancilla College for Business. He worked at Heartland RV, Elkhart, as an electrician. He was a member of the High Shooters Paintball League, was a car hobbyist, music hobbyist, and loved his fish tanks. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at the Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen, where the service will be at 10:30 a.m. today, Dec. 21, 2014. Rev. Paul Copeland will officiate. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be sent to www.rrefh.com .
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 21, 2014
Raymond, Dennis "Lee"  
Dennis "Lee" Raymond Sept. 21, 1937 - Dec. 12, 2014 SOUTH BEND - Dennis "Lee" Raymond, age 77, of South Bend, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014 at Miller's Merry Manor in New Carlisle, Indiana. Lee was born September 21, 1937 in South Bend to the late John A. and Helen A. (Kindy) Raymond. After graduation, Lee enlisted in the Army where he served honorably during the Korean War. He then enrolled at the University of Miami in Florida, where he earned his Batchelor's Degree in finance. Lee was a professional golfer for many years on the PGA tour. He also owned racehorses, and made a living as a professional gambler. Surviving are his children, Laurie Lee Raymond-Caldwell of South Bend, Michael John (Diane) Raymond of Prosperity, Pennsylvania, and Anthony J. Raymond of Oregon. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Colleen C. Reynolds, Rachel M. Raymond, Amanda N. Raymond and Bennett Raymond; and one great-grandson, Dalton Lee. There will be no funeral services. Chapel Hill Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. In his memory, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. To leave an online condolence for the Raymond family, please visit our website at www.chapelhillmemorial.com .
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 17, 2014
Reas, Raymond  
Raymond Reas April 22, 1929 - Dec. 16, 2014 ELKHART - Raymond C. Reas, 85, of Elkhart, passed away Dec. 16, 2014, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend, following a 10-year battle with Alzheimer's. He was born in Albion, IN, on April 22, 1929. He was later adopted by Isaac J. Reas of Elkhart. He married Susan J. Johnson on June 23, 1957. She survives at home. Also surviving are a daughter, Leann (Dennis) Sullivan; grandson, Austin Reas of Elkhart; nephews, Dave (Donna) Johnson of Elkhart, Roger (Sue) Johnson of Alexandria, MN, and John Hauenstein of Texas. Also surviving are several great- and great-great-nieces and nephews and cousins; and an "adopted" daughter, Tami (Davies) Zonker and her family. Ray was preceded in death by Isaac J. Reas and a sister, Maryann Hauenstein. Ray was very proud of his Naval service during the Korean Conflict. Upon his return to the States, he spent several years as a mailman. He along with his wife Susan owned and operated Poplars Mobile home park until their retirement in 1987. Never one to sit still, Ray then went on to be an assembler and door greeter at Wal-Mart for 14 years. Ray enjoyed traveling, especially celebrating he and Susan's 50th wedding anniversary in Aruba in 2007. He was an avid Notre Dame and Chicago Cubs fan. Ray also enjoyed watching his grandson play baseball for 14 years. He and Susan played Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus for over 40 years at numerous schools and events as well as Elkhart Civic Theatre. December was always a special time for Ray. He once estimated that he had over 500,000 kids sit on his lap in the 40 years. Ray along with his wife Susan and a few other special couples started the Elkhart Memorial High School Booster Club at the school's inception and were active members and officers for many years. He also enjoyed volunteering at the Salvation Army and Elkhart Civic Theatre. Family and Friends may call from 2-8 pm Friday, Dec. 19th, at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 pm on Saturday, Dec. 20th, by Pastor Don Billey. Military honors will be rendered by the DAV #19 following the service. In accordance with Ray's wishes, cremation will take place after the funeral and his ashes will later be spread in the Pacific Ocean and at the airport. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or Elkhart Civic Theatre. The family would like to give special thanks to those who have helped care for Ray over the past few years. Especially the staff and health care professionals at Elkhart General Hospital, St. Joe Regional Medical Center, Greenleaf Health Campus and Heritage Point Memory Care Facility. Online condolences may be sent to www.stemmlawsonpeterson.com .
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 18, 2014
Ridout, Robert  
Robert C. Ridout Feb. 15, 1936 - Dec. 17, 2014 SOUTH BEND - Robert C. Ridout, 78, of South Bend, IN, met Jesus at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 15, 1936, in South Bend, IN, to Robert T. and Sally (Clow) Ridout. Mr. Ridout is survived by two daughters, Roxanna (Frank) Quinn of Dayton, OH, and Randi (Jim) Durham of Centerville, OH; two sons, Robert (Debbie) Ridout of Naples, FL, and Roderick (Diane) Ridout of Dayton, OH; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; his significant other, Shirley Flock of South Bend, IN; brother, Craig Ridout of South Bend, IN; and sisters, Glenda Rininger of Plymouth, IN, and Debbie Strasser of South Bend, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Barbara J. Ridout in 2003; daughter, Robin Ridout; and brother, Daryl Ridout. Mr. Ridout lived in Jesup, Iowa, with nature, on the river. He stayed in Naples, FL, and in South Bend, IN, where he was well taken care of. He retired after thirty-five years in the grocery business, working for A & P, Kroger and Super Value. He was a member of the American Legion. He graduated from Riley High in 1955 and was a member of the Knights. He participated in Drama and Glee Club, and loved to sing Barbershop with his family. There will be no services or visitation. Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, South Bend, is assisting the family. Contributions in memory of Robert C. Ridout may be offered to the Iowa Department of National Resources, 502 East 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com .
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 21, 2014
Robb, Unalea  
Unalea Robb April 8, 1923 - Dec. 15, 2014 SOUTH BEND - Unalea Kolb Robb, 91, of Bremen, IN, went to be with her Lord and Savior December 15, 2014, at Southfield Village, South Bend. Her family deeply appreciates the loving care she received there. She was born April 8, 1923, in Nebraska, to Joseph Wilbur and Mary (Wolfe) Kolb. She attended Indiana University at Bloomington, IN, where she met her future husband, Andrew Robb Jr. She retired from the dental profession after nearly fifty years of dedicated service. She was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lakeville, IN. She loved and sacrificed for her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. During her retirement she enjoyed investing, gardening, embroidery, playing SKIP-BO, and spending time with her Monday morning coffee group as well as her many friends & family. Unalea is survived by her children: Cindy (Phil) Eicher of Berne, IN, Andrew (Donna) Robb III of Bremen, IN, and Mary Beth (Alix) Bernard of Taylors, SC; grandchildren: Dr. Heather (Kirk) Eicher-Miller, John (Julia) Eicher, Amy (Ted) Church and Adam Robb; and great-grandchildren: William, Anna and Leah Church, and Amelia and Stefan Eicher-Miller. Unalea was preceded in death by parents, husband and son, Joseph Wilbur Robb. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 4:00 p.m. Friday, December 26, 2014, in the Cathedral of Saint Matthew, 1701 Miami St., with Monsignor Michael Heintz officiating. Friends may visit with the family in the cathedral on Friday one hour prior to Mass. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana or to the Cancer Society of St. Joseph County. E-mail condolences may be made at www.welsheimer.com .
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 21, 2014
Rorie, Gladys Marie  
Gladys Marie Rorie Sept. 1, 1926 - Dec. 17, 2014 MISHAWAKA - Gladys Marie Rorie, 88, of Mishawaka, died at 9:45 am Wednesday, December 17, 2014, in Sprenger Healthcare of Mishawaka. Marie was born on September 1, 1926, the daughter of the late William and Ona (Glass) Hollihan. On October 19, 1940, she married Tinnie E. Rorie. He died on March 1, 2007. Marie is survived by two daughters, Patsy (Ronnie) Langwell of Osceola and Pam (Marv) Duerksen of Mishawaka; six grandchildren, Debbie (Kevin) Nagle, Kenneth (Stacy) Langwell, Michael Langwell, Eric (Stacy) Duerksen, Christy (Mike) Singleton and Lisa Duerksen; 11 great-grandchildren, Brooke, Adam, Zach, Zoey, Colton, Addison, Hunter, Cassidy, Hannah, Reid and Rowan; and two great-great-grandchildren, Cayden and Kegan. She is also survived by three siblings, Donal Lee Hollihan of Canyon Lake, CA, Seldon Hollihan of Michigan City, IN, and Shirley Pfefferle of Mishawaka. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sisters, Helen Moen, Irmagene Bunch and Carolyn Tramell; and two brothers, Raymond and William Hollihan. Marie worked as a grocery clerk and later as an office manager for Martin's Grocery Stores in Elkhart. She loved working in her vegetable and flower gardens in the summer and sewing in the winters. She retired from Martin's and was then able to enjoy her sewing and gardening even more. More than caring for her flowers, Marie loved her family and would do anything for them. She also had another pastime she loved greatly, and that was spending time with her grandchildren. She was always a wonderful caregiver. She cared for her mother and sister, Shirley. She was also a loving sister and kept in touch regularly with her family across the country. She was beloved "Aunt Marie" to many nieces and nephews. She spent many hours caring for Tinnie until he went to Heaven in 2007, and now she must be thrilled to have no more cares but be able to bask in perfect health with a clear mind and spend time with Jesus and all those loved ones who were waiting for her in Heaven. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 pm, today, December 19, 2014, in Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 10776 McKinley Highway, Osceola. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, December 20, 2014, in the funeral home with burial to follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola. Rev. Jack Rorie will officiate. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.chapelhillmemorial.com .
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 19, 2014
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