Susan Ann Welling May 8, 1961 - June 13, 2014 SOUTH BEND - Susan Ann "Susie" Welling, age 53 years, of South Bend, Indiana, formerly of Niles died on Friday, June 13, 2014 at her home unexpectedly, but of natural causes. She was born May 8, 1961 in Niles to Arthur and Barbara (Sheperis) Kane. Susie spent much of her time in her flower garden and watching the birds that visited her feeding stands. She was a fan of the band "Rush" and finally attended one of their concerts with her son recently. More than anything, Susie loved spending time with her grandchildren. Susie is survived by her son, Jeremy (& Kim) Welling; daughter, Krystal (& fiance Brian Pipke) Welling; and grandchildren, Haylea, Gwendolyn "Gwennie-Bean," Raven, Jacob and Skylynn, all of Niles. Also surviving are Susie's siblings, LeAnn Kane of South Bend, Joseph (& Sue) Kane of Bristol, Indiana, Patrick (& Dawn) Kane of Three Rivers, Michigan, Cathleen (& Scott East) Kane and Scott Kane, all of Niles and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Monty Hillyer, Sr. in 2013 and by grandson Leo Welling in 2014. The family will host an evening of sharing and memories beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 1240 Thomson Road, Niles. Donations in memory of Susie may be made to the Center for Hospice, South Bend. The Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles, is assisting with arrangements. www.halbritterfunerals.com
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Published in South Bend Tribune on June 18, 2014