June 1, 1928 - May 2, 2013
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SOUTH BEND - Herbert L. Chapman, age 84, of South Bend, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Cardinal Nursing Home. Herb was born June 1, 1928 to the late Rolla and Millie (Harrington) Chapman in Niles, Michigan. Herb was a veteran of the US Army, serving honorably from 1946-1949. In 1949, he married Mary Wetmore in Bedford Kentucky. They celebrated 64 years of marriage. Mary survives, along with their children, William (Sue) Chapman of Dowagiac, MI, Lawrence Chapman of Mishawaka, Joseph (Kathy) Chapman of Hemet, CA, James (Pam) Chapman of Edwardsburg, MI, Michael (Alice) Chapman of Mt. Juliet, TN, Robert Chapman of Mishawaka, Susan Wilder of South Bend, Mary (John) Dempsey of Mishawaka, Patricia (Mike) Hensley of South Bend, and Julie (Brian) Carney of Toronto, Canada. Herb is also survived by his sisters, Myretta Blood and Flora Stacy, as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his children, Jean Foster, Richard Chapman and Annie Chapman, and his siblings Carmen Courser, Anna Watts, Lucille Eckhart, Myrtle Binkley, Lillian Gemberling, and Ruby Coates. Friends may call from 2-4 pm Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Osceola. Rev. David Ruppert will officiate the 10 am Memorial Service on Monday, May 6, 2013 at Chapel Hill. Interment will take place at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens at a later date. Herb was employed for over 28 years at Tyler Refrigeration before retiring at age 65. He enjoyed working with his hands, and was handy and helpful for those in need. Herb also enjoyed watching wrestling, and playing cards. To leave an online condolence, please visit our website at www.chapelhillmemorial.com.
Published in South Bend Tribune on May 4, 2013