All Memorials and Obituaries (11806)
Dolores A. Wisniewski
1944 — 2021
Dolores A Wisniewski, 77, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2021 in Memorial Hospital. Dolores was born June 23, 1944 in South Bend to the late Zolie & Marguerite (Scheibelhut) Pocza. Dolores married Daniel Walter Wisniewski, he preceded her in death. Dolores was also preceded in death by a son, Brian Wisniewski. Left to cherish the memory of Dolores are her loving children, Daniel J. (Mary Beth) Wisniewski, Todd A. (Brigitte) Wisniewski, Ann Marie (Tim) Reed; grandsons, Jason (Kelly) Wisniewski & Craig Wisniewski; great-grandchildren, Dexter & Sydney Wisniewski; and her sister, Marguerite Cheek Dolores was a parishioner of Holy Family Parish & also worked there for over...
Vivian Ann Pesaresi
1943 — 2021
Vivian Ann Pesaresi, 78, of Mishawaka (formerly of Winamac) passed away with her loving husband by her on side on Friday, October 22, 2021. She was born on May 10, 1943 in Kewanna to the late Henry John and Alice Lorraine [Weller] Montz. She was a 1961 graduate of Kewanna High School. On August 26, 1961, Vivian married Daniel J. Pesaresi in Kewanna. In August of this year, they were blessed to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at Ruth's Chris with their daughter, Anna Maria and their son, Dan, Jr. and his wife, Lisa. Vivian was a proud homemaker and strong supporter of her husband's family business, Winamac Coil Spring. She hosted numerous parties and gatherings which nurtured...
1958 — 2021
Poindexter, Michael, 63, of South Bend, died Friday; Alford's Mortuary , South Bend
Gabriel Salazar Vela
1928 — 2021
Vela, Gabriel Salazar, 94, of South Bend, died Friday; Alford's Mortuary , South Bend
Pastor Larry Settle
1939 — 2021
Pastor Larry Settle of Cassopolis, passed from this life while he slept peacefully in his home on October 21, 2021 at the age of 82. He was born James Larry Settle on September 4, 1939 in Winston Salem, North Carolina the oldest of four children of Virginia B. Doherty. He married Joyce Ferguson on June 25, 1960 in South Bend, Indiana. Larry attended Cincinnati Bible College where he graduated in 1961 with a Bachelor of Ministry degree. He served at Glencoe Church of Christ in Glencoe, Kentucky, and the Church of Christ in Dobson, North Carolina. His longest ministry was at Pleasant View Church of Christ in Cassopolis, Michigan where he served for thirty-nine years. He retired...
Sheila Marie Herczeg
1942 — 2021
Sheila Marie Herczeg, 79, passed away Thursday, October 21, 2021 in Memorial Hospital. Sheila was born October 4, 1942 in Galien, Michigan to the late Aloysius and Julia (Murdock) Hock. Sheila married James Herczeg, he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her sons, James Jr., Jerald, & Jonathan; sister, Janice Quinn; and brother, Richard Hock. Left to cherish the memory of Sheila is her son, Joseph Herczeg; sisters, Linda Hock, Virgina Seitz; grandchildren, Elizabeth & Chad Herczeg; great grandchildren, Alana, Gabriel Herczeg, and Bryce Aselt. Sheila was co-owner and ran a successful catering service for over 25 years and was also a practicing beautician. She...
Pastor Prentis Lewis
1940 — 2021
Lewis, Pastor Prentis, 81, of South Bend, died Thursday; Alford's Mortuary , South Bend
Pastor Larry Settle
1939 — 2021
Settle, Pastor Larry, 82, of Cassopolis, died Thursday; Wagner Family Funerals , Cassopolis
Carlton "Keith" Fahler
1949 — 2021
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Carlton Keith Fahler in The Villages, Florida on October 20, 2021.Originally from South Bend, Indiana, Keith was born to the late Merl C. and Bethya M. Fahler on February 13, 1949.A graduate of Clay High School, he went on to get a BSIM from Purdue University and an MBA from Duquesne University. He worked for PPG Industries for over 20 years as a systems analyst before moving back to the South Bend area. He worked for RACO and Dexter Axle for the remainder of his career before retiring. He loved aviation and motorcycles becoming a lifetime member of both the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and the Harley Owners Group. He also enjoyed...
Melanie L. Como
1939 — 2021
Melanie "Mel" Loretta Como was born on October 26, 1939 in Elkhart, Indiana to the late Ray and Gladys Cramer, earned her glittery wings at the age of 81, on October 20, 2021. She "Went Home" surrounded by family after a long illness. Melanie was raised in Elkhart IN and graduated from Elkhart High School in 1958. Melanie loved theater, dance and dramatic readings and was crowned Miss Elkhart and was first runner upper in the Miss Indiana Pageant. Melanie met the love of her life, Ron Como on a blind date. They celebrated 57 years of marriage before Ron passed away in 2019. Melanie and Ron quickly started a family and raised 6 children together. Melanie was happiest being a mom and...
Gerald "Jerry" Post
1941 — 2021
Gerald "Jerry" John Post, 80, passed away on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 in St. Joseph, Michigan. Born on Wednesday, October 15, 1941 to Frank and Louise (Modigell) Post in St. Joseph, Michigan. Jerry's lifetime love of Silver Beach and his youth-time joys working at the Silver Beach Amusement Park was never forgotten and he could be seen frequently sneaking a daily cruise by the beach with his beloved dog. A lifetime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Jerry was a graduate of St. Joseph Catholic, and a member the local Knights of Columbus Council. After developing an early passion for athletic competition and team-building, Jerry could frequently be found on the basketball court or...
1950 — 2021
Susan H. Ollan, 71, of South Bend passed away at her home on October 20, 2021, with her daughter and beloved dog Marlee by her side after a courageously fought second battle with ovarian cancer. Born July 13, 1950 in South Bend, Indiana. Devoted mother to Ahndrea (Ryan) Van Den Elzen. Adored "Bubbe" to Andrew, Charlie, and Edward Van Den Elzen. Dear sister to Mary Ellen (Roscoe) Joseph, Kathy Williams, and Thomas (Melinda) Kmitta. Cherished "Aunt Susie" to many nieces and nephews. Good friend to countless. She was preceded in death by parents Thaddeus "Ted" and Evelyn (DeBuysser) Kmitta and brother-in-law Arthur Williams. Susan loved the company of friends and family, cooking,...
1939 — 2021
WALKERTON - James D. Martin of Walkerton passed away on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at the Center for Hospice, Raclin House following an illness. He was born on September 6, 1939 in Walkerton to the late James I. and Marjorie (Davis) Martin and was 82 years-old at the time of his death. He lived in the Walkerton area his entire life and was a retired Sheet Metal Worker with Sheet Metal Workers Local #20 as well as a Farmer. On April 23, 1960 in Walkerton, he married the love of his life Judy Malstaff who survives. James was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Walkerton. Gardening was his passion and therapy for over 55 years. He enjoyed fishing and Notre Dame Football. Most of...
Arthur D. Moser
1936 — 2021
Arthur D. Moser, 85, of Wakarusa died peacefully at his residence, at 10:00 am, Wednesday, October 20, 2021. He was born February 5, 1936 in Bremen to Ralph and Mildred (Walterhouse) Moser. In 1955 he graduated from Madison Township High School. After graduation he enlisted into the US Army. After honorable discharge, he left the family farm to pursue a career in the construction industry. On June 26, 1960, Arthur married the love of his life since the 4th grade at Madison School, Carolyn L. Severns, at St. Johns Church in Woodland. Mr. Moser had a successful career in the building industry. He also gave back to the local community thru Penn High School Building Trades. He served...
Yvonne Elizabeth Levine
1950 — 2021
Levine, Yvonne Elizabeth, 71, of Detroit, MI, died Tuesday; Alford's Mortuary , South Bend
Hector Moya, Jr.
1977 — 2021
Hector Moya, Jr. age 44 of Bremen, IN passed away Monday, October 19, 2021 unexpectedly in his home. Hector was born on March 5, 1977 at South Bend, Indiana. Hector was a 1995 graduate of Plymouth High School. He was employed at Nisco of Bremen for twenty-five years as a mold technician. He had passion for weight lifting, painting, and was an avid collector of many things. His pride was his Silverado truck. He loved his family and loved all of his friends who he thought of as his family. His favorite place to hangout was Hooples in Bremen and there has even been a burger named after him, the "Moya Burger". Hector is survived by his mother Norma Perales of Plymouth, sisters: Lerma...
Phyllis I. Manges
1935 — 2021
Phyllis Irene Manges, 86, of Bremen, rejoined her beloved husband Gene when she peacefully took her last breath at 12:40 a.m., Tuesday October 19, 2021, in Signature Health Care of Bremen where she was recuperating after one of many back surgeries. Phyllis was born on June 21, 1935 in Rochester, Indiana as the 6th of thirteen children born to the late Rex and Beulah (Bryant) Wood. The family later moved to Osceola, Indiana. Phyllis graduated from Mishawaka High School in 1953 where she enjoyed business classes. On May 1, 1955 Phyllis married Gene Manges in Bremen, Indiana after being introduced to him at a Rural Youth square dance. The two enjoyed 63 years of marriage until Gene's death...
1972 — 2021
Lacy, Phillip, 42, of South Bend, died Tuesday; Alford's Mortuary , South Bend
Timothy Francis Farrar
1950 — 2021
Timothy "Tim" Farrar, 71, passed away October 18, 2021 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center surrounded by loved ones. Born June 27, 1950 in Kalamazoo, MI, Tim was the son of the late Myron and Rosemary (Collins) Farrar. His brother, Dennis Farrar, also preceded him in death. He is survived by his beloved children, Adam (Shauna) Farrar of Granger and Sarah (Thomas) Lovisa of Mishawaka; and his four granddaughters, whom he absolutely adored and were a tremendous source of pride and joy to him: Lily and Emma Farrar and Hannah and Gianna ("Gigi") Lovisa; his long-time partner, Pam Cecchi of Granger; two siblings, Patricia (Clay) Courtney of Pittsboro, IN and Jim (Ada) Farrar of Modesto, CA;...
Mrs. Mattie Ruth Sanders
1924 — 2021
Services for Mrs Sanders will be TODAY Saturday October 23, 2021 at Alford's Mortuary, visitation will be at 11 a.m followed by services at 12 Noon with burial to follow at Highland Cemetery. Visit alfordsmortuaryinc.com for full obituary.
1935 — 2021
John Sigmund Koziel, age 86, of Bridgman, died peacefully Monday, October 18, 2021, surrounded by his children. His life began on April 12, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois and was born to Sigmund and Angeline Koziel. He married Thelma Pauline Traxler June 23, 1956 at Saint John Kanty Catholic Church in Rolling Prairie, Indiana. After sixty-four years of marriage, she preceded him in death March 1, 2021. John worked at Weldun International in Bridgman for thirty-eight years, where he retired as Vice President and Director of Sales. After his retirement from Weldun, he went on to work for Eagle Technologies in Bridgman for nearly ten more years, where he consulted on the sales efforts in...