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Beverly M. Berkheiser

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Beverly M. Berkheiser Nov. 30, 1933 - March 30, 2014 SOUTH BEND - Beverly "Bev" M. Berkheiser, 80, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 1:35 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014, in her home. She was born on November 30, 1933, in St. Joseph County, IN, to the late William A. and Lucille M. (Stichler) Ewing. On October 14, 1951, in South Bend, IN, she was united in marriage to Richard E. Berkheiser. Mrs. Berkheiser is survived by her husband of sixty-two years, Richard E. Berkheiser; son, Richard "Rick" E. Berkheiser Jr. of South Bend, IN; three sisters, Bonnie L. Wyant of North Liberty, IN, Marilyn E. Werstein of Ypsilanti, MI, and Sandy K. Holderread of North Liberty, IN; and five brothers, Albert R. Ewing of South Bend, IN, Richard A. Ewing of Troy, MI, Arthur E. Ewing of Union, MI, Lee P. Ewing of South Bend, IN, and Calvin Ewing of Lakeville, IN. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Terry L. Berkheiser, sister, Naomi L. Baker, and brothers, Carl G. and Norman W. Ewing. Mrs. Berkheiser was a lifelong resident. She retired in 1997 after forty years as the owner/operator of the Beauty Spot in South Bend, IN. She was a bookkeeper at Studebaker until her retirement in 1962. She was a member of the Hillside Missionary Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was the church decor coordinator and chaired the hospitality committee for over twenty years. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan St., South Bend, IN. Graveside services and burial will follow at Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the services. Contributions in memory of Beverly M. Berkheiser may be offered to Hillside Missionary Church, 21567 W. Ireland Road, South Bend, IN 46614; or to Hospice Foundation, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545. Online condolences may be sent to

Published in South Bend Tribune on Apr. 1, 2014
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