John Suddarth Sr.

John H. Suddarth Sr. June 10, 1925 - Aug. 14, 2014 SOUTH BEND - John H. Suddarth Sr., 89, passed away peacefully in his sleep at 12:55 am on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Cardinal Nursing Home, South Bend. John was born on June 10, 1925, in South Bend, to the late Ernest and Eva (Whitesell) Suddarth, and has been a lifelong resident of this area. On June 28, 1947, in South Bend, he was united in marriage to Carolyn Snyder Suddarth, who preceded him in death on March 15, 1984. He was also preceded in death by their younger son, Ronald D. Suddarth, on February 25, 2008. John was the youngest of six: three sisters Berniece Banner, Marie Anne Corey and Katherine Freidline and two brothers Theodore Suddarth and Ernest Suddarth, all of whom preceded him in death. John proudly served our country in the United States Army and was a World War II Veteran, European Theater. He worked in the building trades from 1947 until he retired as an Estimator for F. T. Forsey. Inc. in 1990. He was a member of the VFW Post #1167, South Bend. John is survived by his beloved son, John H. Suddarth Jr., and wife, Lindsey Johnson of Cincinnati, and his four grandchildren: Kymberley Suddarth of Seattle, WA, Dori Suddarth of Middleton, WI, and Tova Suddarth and Ian Suddarth of Cincinnati, OH. He also is survived by two great-grandchildren, Miles Leiter and Rainan Falk of Middleton, WI, and many nieces, nephews, sisters- and brothers-in-law. Funeral services for John H. Suddarth Sr. will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014, at Palmer Funeral Home River Park Chapel, 2528 Mishawaka Ave., South Bend, IN 46615. John's nephew, Carl Reichanadter, will be officiating. Entombment with Military Honors will follow at the Riverview Cemetery Mausoleum, South Bend. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, August 22nd, from 4:00 7:00 pm, and on Saturday, August 23rd, from 10:00 11:00 am at the Palmer Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Post #360, 1307 E. Jefferson Blvd., Mishawaka, IN 46545, or the veterans' organization of your choice. Palmer Funeral Home River Park, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the Suddarth family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.

Funeral Home

Palmer Funeral Homes - River Park / South Bend
2528 Mishawaka Avenue South Bend, IN 46615
(574) 289-2848

Published in South Bend Tribune on Aug. 17, 2014