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Jim Chaney

May 26, 1934 - Nov 24, 2023

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South Bend, IN

Jim Chaney Obituary Jim D. Chaney, passed away peacefully on November 24, 2023, in South Bend, Indiana. Born on May 26, 1934, in E. St. Louis, Illinois, to parents Ernest R. Chaney and Irma (Blake) Whitworth, Jim's life was marked by a deep commitment to his family, his work, and his community. Jim was a devoted husband to Jacquelyn (Pauli) Chaney, whom he married on July 21, 1956. Their love story spanned over six decades and was a testament to their enduring commitment and mutual respect. Tog...Read More

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David L. V. Cervantes

Feb 19, 1980 - Jan 20, 2024

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South Bend, IN

David L. V. Cervantes, 43, of South Bend, died January 20, 2024 due to injuries sustained in a house fire.He was born February 19, 1980 in Saginaw, Michigan.He is survived by his mother and step-father, Mary Cervantes Garcia and Jose L. Garcia, Jr. of Elkhart; a son, Maximus J. King; and seven siblings, Gabriel, Michael, Jose III, Nicholas, Amanda and Alexandra Garcia, and Manuela Fraire.He was preceded in death by his father, Elias Garcia.David was an avid Michigan University athletics fan, if Michigan was playing, David was watching it somewhere. He enjoyed playing video games, bowling, and billiards.A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, February 29, at 1 p.m. at Sugar Grove Church.Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Peter Gregory Allen, III

Mar 15, 1956 - Feb 21, 2024

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South Bend, IN

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Thomas Joseph Adami

Mar 16, 1964 - Feb 24, 2024

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South Bend, IN

Thomas Adami Obituary Thomas Joseph Adami passed away on February 24, 2024, at the age of 59 in South Bend, Indiana. Born on March 16, 1964, in Evansville, Indiana, Thomas was a beacon of courage, service and selflessness throughout his life. Thomas was the beloved life partner of Cinda L. Loughlin, who stood by him through the later chapters of his life. He was a devoted son to his father, Darold P. Adami, and held the memory of his late mother, Patricia A. (Carmody) Adami, close to his heart. Thomas was a loving father to his children, Thomas Joseph “T.J.” Adami Jr., Ashlyn M. (Ethan Merrill) Adami, Tristan J. (Fernanda) Adami, and Michael J. Adami, and cherished his brother Darold "Chip" (Tiffany) Adami Jr. His family was the cornerstone of his life, and he instilled in them the values of love, integrity, and service. Thomas is also survived by Timothy Sean (Cassidy) Loughlin II and Andrea Loughlin (Daniel) Nissley and their children Anya and Eva Nissley. Thomas's presence will be profoundly missed by his family, including his sister-in-law, Debra H. Adami, and he joins in eternal rest his late brother, Gregory J. Adami, whose memory he always carried with him. Thomas's academic journey led him to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Notre Dame, a testament to his deep understanding of and compassion for others. His professional life was marked by his distinguished service as a Captain for the South Bend Fire Department. His bravery and dedication to helping others were the hallmarks of his career, and he was respected by all who had the privilege of working alongside him. In every aspect of his life, Thomas exemplified the qualities of a hero. His courage in the face of danger and his selfless acts of kindness left an indelible mark on the community he served. He was a man who acted not for recognition but because it was the right thing to do. His legacy will live on in the countless lives he touched, both in his personal circles and through his professional endeavors. Tom was an avid sports, movies, and music fan. He was passionate in his support of the Vikings, LA Lakers and Notre Dame. Tom really enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and loved his fur babies, Daisy, Browny and Lilly. He will be missed by all. Funeral Services for Thomas will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, February 29, 2024 at St. Matthew Cathedral 1701 Miami St. South Bend, In 46613 with a visitation one hour prior to service. There will also be a visitation held Wednesday evening, February 28, 2024 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Palmer Funeral Home – Welsheimer North Chapel 17033 Cleveland Rd. South Bend, Indiana 46635. There will be a rosary service at 6:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be sent to South Bend Firefighters Association Inc. 4025 Lincolnway West South Bend, Indiana 46628. Palmer Funeral Homes-Welsheimer North Chapel is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store. Read More

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Dolores G. Kaczorowski

Jan 26, 1943 - Feb 25, 2024

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South Bend, IN

Dolores G. Kaczorowski passed away in her sleep at home following a brief illness on February 25, 2024. Dolores was born to the late Joseph and Alice Herma on January 26, 1943. She graduated from Washington High School in 1961. On August 17, 1963, she married Daniel Kaczorowski. Together, they had six children Douglas (Tina), David (Amy), Deborah (Bud) Blower, Deron (Amie), Drew, and Don (Alisa). Dolores took pride in raising her children full time before entering the work force. Over the years, Dolores held positions at various companies including 1st Source Bank, South Bend Community School Corporation, South Bend Controls and St. Joseph Funeral Home. Dolores was a devout Catholic and was active in Corpus Christi parish while her children were growing up. She later joined, and became an active member of, St. Casimir parish, singing in the choir amongst other activities. As a testament to her faith, Dolores joined the Secular Franciscan Order later in life. This past August Dan and Dolores celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. She adored and cherished her loving husband and best friend, Dan. They were proud of their children, grandchildren and the legacy that they grew together. Dolores enjoyed traveling to new places, as well as family vacations and cruising with Dan. She always cherished the adventures they shared together, especially to central Florida and Disney World. Dolores was quite a simple person and always considered others around her before her needs. She took pleasure in her Hummel collection and looked forward to the ones Dan would surprise her with on special occasions. In addition to her children, Dolores leaves behind 10 grandchildren- Steven (Marie), Nick (Natalie), Mary, Elizabeth (fiancé Evan), Andrew, Melody and Paige (Blower), Oliver, Georgia, and Charlie plus 4 great-grandchildren – Lucy, James, Luna, and Leif. She is also survived by her brother Tom (Deane) Herma and sister-in-law Lorie Rauch, along with many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at St. Joseph Funeral home located at 824 South Mayflower RD, South Bend IN 46619 where a rosary will be prayed at 5:00pm. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00am Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at St. Casimir Catholic church located at 1302 W Dunham St, South Bend, IN 46619. Burial will immediately follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. To to the family, please

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Adrienne Denise Schmanski

Aug 03, 1982 - Feb 22, 2024

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South Bend, IN

Adrienne Denise Schmanski, 41, of South Bend, IN passed away on February 22, 2024. Arrangements have been entrusted to The Cremation Society of Indiana, 4115 Shelby Street. Leave A Message or Share A Memory. x Adrienne D. Schmanski August 3, 1982 - February 22, 2024 Adrienne Denise Schmanski, 41, of South Bend, IN passed away on February 22, 2024. Arrangements have been entrusted to The Cremation Society of Indiana, 4115 Shelby Street. Leave A Message or Share A Memory. To plant a tree in memory of Adrienne D. Schmanski, please visit our Tribute Store . Print Email Leave a Message, Share a Memory Flowers & Gifts Arrangements starting at $35 @media print { .condolence.print-hide { display: none !important; } } Leave a Message, Share a Memory See Condolences Plant a tree in memory of Adrienne An environmentally friendly option. Plant a Tree Cremation Society of Indiana left a message: Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. Leave a Message, Share a Memory Cremation Society of Indiana left a message: Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. To leave a condolence, you can first sign into Facebook or fill out the below form with your name and email. [fbl_login_button redirect="https://cremationsocietyofindiana.com/obituary/adrienne-d-schmanski/?modal=condolence-message" hide_if_logged="" size="medium" type="login_with" show_face="true"] Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Condolence Upload attachment (Allowed file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png , maximum file size: 2MB.) Your Name * Email Address* (Your email address will not be published.) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. × × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. Thank you for leaving a condolence.. Your comment has been submitted for moderation. Show you care with something special. Send Flowers or a Gift //show thank you modal if just submitted condolence jQuery(window).load(function() { jQuery('#post-condolence #attachmentForm').find('#submit').addClass('btn obit-button thank-you-btn'); if(window.location.hash) { window.location.hash.indexOf("comment") !== -1 ? jQuery("#post-condolence-thankyou").modal() : false; } });

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Christopher Cole Searle

Mar 16, 1979 - Feb 22, 2024

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South Bend, IN

Christopher Cole Searle, 44, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 22, 2024. Chris was born on March 16, 1979 in Roseau County, MN to Geraldine "Jerry" Searle. Left to cherish Chris’s memory are his fiancé, Annette Nieves; sons, Tyler Harlow and Xander Searle; daughters, Victoria (Steven Jordan) Searle and Rachael Harlow; step-children, Luz Harris and Jonathan (Chelsea) Nieves; grandchildren, Maverick, Julianna, & Elli Jordan, Athen & Loreali Harlow, and numerous precious step-grandchildren; and his 3 beloved fur babies, Maxx, Pepper, and Cobra. Chris was preceded in death by his fur babies, Kovu, Fatty, and Banshee. Chris had found a permanent place in the Markman Peat family, where they had big plans for his future. He was very inquisitive and loved things that challenged his mind. Chris enjoyed playing strategic games and was fascinated with the scientific process involved in moonshining. He was very mechanically inclined and could fix just about anything; plumbing, cars, small engines are just a few of his specialties. He loved helping other people, whether you were close or someone he just met. Chris also enjoyed gardening, canning, and cooking. He just perfected his biscuit and doughnut recipes. Chris had a huge heart and lived every day to the fullest. Visitation will be held 10:00am – 2:00pm, with time for sharing memories at 2:00pm on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at St. Joseph Funeral Home, 824 S. Mayflower Rd, South Bend, IN 46619. Online condolences can be made at sjfh.net. To to the family, please

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Vincent Earl Burkhart

Nov 29, 1964 - Feb 22, 2024

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South Bend, IN

Vincent Earl Burkhart, 59, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at West Bend Nursing Home in South Bend. Vincent was born in South Bend on November 29, 1964 to the late Jesse Earl Burkhart Jr. and Rose Marie (Celmer) Burkhart. On September 17, 1988 he married Doretta E. (McDonald) Burkhart and she preceded him in death on May 2, 2010. Left to cherish the memories of Vincent are his sisters, Valerie and husband Michael Versmesse of South Bend, Victoria Burkhart of Granger, and Vanessa and Daniel Burkhart-Myers of Oldenburg. Vincent coached football for Washington High School in South Bend. He enjoyed bowling and was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan. Visitation for Vincent will be 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Thursday, February 29, 2024 with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 12:00 pm all at Holy Family Catholic Church, 56405 Mayflower Road. A private burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, South Bend at a later time. Online condolences can be made at sjfh.net. To to the family, please

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Ronald Maurice Matthys

Mar 23, 1937 - Feb 23, 2024

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South Bend, IN

Ronald “Ron” Maurice Matthys Ron passed away peacefully Friday, February 23 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 86 years old. Ron Matthys was born in South Bend, IN on March 23, 1937, to Maurice and Margaret Matthys. He grew up helping on the family farm. In his youth he enjoyed basketball and playing the accordion. Ron attended Greene Township High School where he caught the attention of Beverly (Horvath.) They got married June 6, 1959, and raised five children. As a man of faith, he attended church regularly with his family. Ron was a successful farmer with a strong work ethic. He raised corn, soybeans, onions, potatoes, peppermint and spearmint. Much of the mint made its way into toothpaste, Leman’s Mint candy and Wrigley’s chewing gum. His mint distillery and original mint wagon design attracted visitors from around the world. He enjoyed sharing his knowledge of farming with others, and spent hours talking with fellow farmers about the weather and its effect on the planting, growing and harvesting seasons. Although immersed in tending the land, he made time for hobbies. Over the years he snowmobiled with family, attended farm toy shows with his sons, and photographed his daughters’ musicals and dance routines. He bought an RV for family vacations to Disney World and other locations. Later in life Ron’s interests turned to automobiles. He bought a 2011 Grand Sport Corvette and became a member of the Michiana Corvette Club. He and Bev participated in local parades with his Corvette, two 1967 Cougars and a 1937 Dodge farm truck. In retirement, Ron wintered in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida where he and Bev enjoyed sunsets at the beach, car shows, musical performances and mini-class reunions. He loved going to dinner with friends and playing Dominos, Sequence and Shuffleboard. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice and Margaret Matthys, his sister Doris and her husband Bill Mitchell, and his in-laws Joseph and Ester Horvath. Ron is survived by Bev, his wife of 64 years; his brother Gerald Matthys (Jan); his children Sue Cinnamon (Marvin); Sandy Roob (Mitch); Sheryl Matthys (Todd Connor); Steve Matthys (Suzi); Scott Matthys (Julie); and grandchildren Lee Szczypski; Trey and Reagan Roob; Kai and Keegan Connor; Nick, Grant and Luke Matthys; and Kyle Matthys. Special thanks to all the people who lovingly cared for Ron over the years, especially those at Wedgewood Pines and Southern Care Hospice. There will be a wake at Kaniewski Funeral Home in South Bend, Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 4-8 pm. A Mass will be held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Feb. 28 at 10:30 am. Entombment will follow in Riverview Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.kaniewski.com To to the family or in memory of Ronald "Ron" Maurice Matthys, please

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Robert L. Miller

Jun 29, 1926 - Feb 20, 2024

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South Bend, IN

Robert L. "Bob" Miller Obituary Robert L “Bob” Miller, 97, lifelong resident of South Bend, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Bob was born on June 29, 1926 to Walter and Grace (Strong) Miller. Bob graduated from Riley High School and joined the Marines. He met and married the love of his life Elizabeth (Betty Jo) Moorman on July 5, 1952, sharing 67 years together before her passing in 2020. They were lifelong members of St. Jude Catholic Church, of which Betty Jo’s parents were founding members. In 1962, Bob began repairing appliances out of his garage for the local community. After ten years, he was able to purchase a local Whirlpool dealer and, along with Betty Jo, began selling as well as servicing appliances. This business, which would come to be known as Bob Miller’s Appliance, would outlast many competitors, eventually moving to 2700 Ssssouth Main, Ssssouth Bend. It is still thriving today, in large part to his belief that “the customer is always right, service what you sell, and treat your customers (and everyone else) with respect.” The business continues to be run by his daughter-in-law Lisa and grandson Jason. Bob retired in 1997, but continued helping and visiting the store until he passed. First and foremost a family man, Bob loved birthdays and holidays - they were always occasions to gather for conversation, laughs, and Betty Jo’s good cooking. Bob had a fiercely competitive spirit. He was an accomplished golfer with a 4 handicap, and while he never had a hole-in-one, he was very proud of scoring two double eagles. He took up tennis at 45, and was still playing at 90. When he was introduced to pickle ball at 92, he refused to play because “that’s for old people.” Bob was an avid outdoorsman who loved camping with his family. His lifelong passion was fishing, and he thoroughly enjoyed tying flies. After “retiring” Bob and Betty Jo spent many years motorhoming across the country, camping, golfing, playing tennis, and snowbirding in Florida. They loved to spend time with family around a campfire, watching their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren grow up. Nobody who Bob met was a stranger for long, and he is well remembered for always being there to greet you with a joke (or ten) and help you with anything you needed. His sense of humor was legendary, and everyone who met him felt special and loved. Bob is survived by his children; Terry (Elaine) Miller of Niles and Constance (Richard Houin) Kabzinski of South Bend, daughter-in-law Lisa Miller, his grandchildren; Michael (Kristen) Miller, Nicole Miller, David (Alyssa) Miller, Jason Miller, and Kaitlyn Kabzinski, and his great-grandchildren; Lucille and Brooks. Bob was preceded in death by his bride; Betty Jo, his parents; Walter and Grace, his son; Chris Miller, grandson; Tyler Kabzinski, and his siblings; Helen Shields, Doris Schafer, and Earl Miller. Visitation for Bob will be held from 4-7PM on Friday March 1, 2024 at the Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan St. South Bend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10AM on Saturday March 2, 2024 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 19704 Johnson Rd. South Bend. Burial will follow at Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend. Memorial Contributions in Bob’s name may be made to St. Jude Catholic Church or Heart to Heart Hospice. Online condolences to the family may be sent via the Palmer Funeral Homes website at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store. Read More

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Bonnie B. Wentz

Mar 28, 1941 - Feb 20, 2024

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South Bend, IN

Bonnie Werntz Obituary Bonnie B. Wentz, 82, of South Bend, Indiana, a pioneer of women’s equality, passed away peacefully at her home on February 20, 2024, surrounded by her family, dear friend Patrick, and beloved cat Bruce. Born on March 28, 1941, to the late Gilbert and Rosalie (Reed) Bailey, in Pine Grove Mills, PA, she spent her formative years with her siblings, Gin (D), Shirley, Gil, Dan, and Michael (D). She had a passion for justice and community and was a proud graduate of Indiana State University of South Bend, IN. Her commitment to community was evident in her 23 ½ years proudly serving as a South Bend Police Officer, and as the city’s first female lieutenant, retiring in 1997. Bonnie’s life was a collection of extraordinary chapters that she meticulously detailed through photographs along the way. Her passion for photography became the joy of her retirement alongside her companion, Earl. An avid traveler, Bonnie's adventures took her on several visits to Germany and exploring the United States in her RV. When she wasn’t on the road, you could find her slaving away in the kitchen all day just to stock her family up with their fan-favorite meals of oxtail soup, ground meat over rice, and Gram sandwiches. She always said, “Presentation is everything” and insisted that the only way to eat melon - was to ball it. Bonnie is lovingly remembered by her children, Donna Gregory of South Bend, IN, and Rodney Brogan (Victoria) of Las Vegas, NV. Bonnie’s legacy and Christmas cookie recipe continue through her cherished grandchildren, Chad Gregory (Laura), Lauren Callender (Brian), and Katelyn Gregory, as well as her seven great-grandchildren who brought her immense joy. She now joins her husband, Robert Werntz, late companion Earl Sheridan, and treasured cat Roscoe at eternal rest. Bonnie will be remembered as a devoted Gram, a passionate advocate for women, and a force to be reckoned with. Her generous heart, wit, and food will be missed by all. A memorial visitation will be held 11 am- 2 pm Monday, February 26, 2024, at Palmer Funeral Home Hickey Chapel, 17131 Cleveland Road, South Bend, IN 46635. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, which Bonnie always said are a waste because they die - she asks that you donate to one of the following organizations in her honor, St. Margaret’s House or the Humane Society of St. Joseph County. To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store. Read More

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