Herschel I. Riley

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Herschel I. Riley, 91, of Granger, Ind., passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Greenfield and came from a family of 13 siblings.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Ann Riley; his daughters, Diane (Tom) Lindzy of Hazelwood, Mo., Patricia (Steve Snyder) O'Connor of Syracuse, Ind. and Rebecca (Todd) Zaseck of Granger, Ind.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and his brother, Hayward (Roberta) Riley of Greenfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Maude Katherine (Staats) and Jacob Shively Riley; and 11 of his siblings.

Hersh found enjoyment in all his life's works: teacher, coach, root beer stand owner, 35 years in management with The Traveler's Insurance Company and finally in "retirement" as the owner and manager of The Farmington Tennis Club in Farmington, Mich. He served his country during World War II by enlisting in the Army Air Corps where he was a crew member on a B17 Flying Fortress. After the war, he enrolled in Ohio University where he obtained his bachelor's and master's segues in business administration. Hersh was successful in life because he truly loved people. He especially enjoyed cooking for his family and friends at his home, club and his beloved Notre Dame football games.

Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Monday, April 14 at the Welsheimer Funeral Home, 17033 Cleveland Road, South Bend, Ind.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Tuesday, April 15 at 11:30 a.m. with Msgr. William Schooler officiating. Entombment will follow the services at Riverview Cemetery in South Bend. Ind.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Christ Child Society, REAL Services (Meals on Wheels), or a .

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Welsheimer Funeral Home North
17033 Cleveland Rd
South Bend, IN 46635
(574) 272-2244
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Published in Times Gazette from Apr. 14 to Apr. 15, 2014
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