In Memoriam - Since 60th Reunion


Fred Kanouse, 80, passed away on Tuesday July 25, 2017 at Dujarie House, Notre Dame, IN.
Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 7/27/2017.

Sharon (Hines) Landen, 80, residing in South Bend, IN, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017
at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka, IN.

Thank You to classmate Jerry Kizer for bringing
Sharon's passing to our attention.
Source: Published in the The South Bend Tribune on 3/21/2017

George Kedik, 81, passed away on March 3, 2017 at Trailpoint Village where he'd been living for the last year.
Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 3/10/2017.

Robert DiGirolamo, 81, of LaGrange, IN, [spouse of Classmate Lavonne (Eddy)],
passed away on January 6, 2017.
Sources: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 1/10/2017.

Donald Weber, 82, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016 , in Hospice House in South Bend.
Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 10/26-27/2016.

Sarah (Frederick) Pauley, 79, of Osceola, died on Saturday at Hospice House in South Bend.
Thank You to classmate Marilyn (Chaplin) Krueger for bringing
Sarah's passing to our attention.
Source: Published in the The South Bend Tribune on 10/25/2016

Wayne Flowers, 79, passed away at his home peacefully after a battle with cancer on Sept. 16, 2016, in O'Brien, FL.
A very special thank you to Brandi Frazier (Wayne's youngest daughter), for bringing Wayne's passing
to our attention - just a couple of days after the family experienced his passing away.
Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 9/22/2016.

Nancy (Lott) Julius, 78, passed away on July 25, 2016 at Beltz Nursing Home in Auburn, IN.
Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 7/26/2016.

Miriam (Lewis) Shearer, 79, passed from this life on Friday, June 24, 2016 in Hospice House, Roseland, IN.
Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 6/29/2016.

Peter Rossi, 79, died in Spokane, WA on Monday, June 21, 2016 after a long illness.
Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 6/28/2016.

Henry E. (Skip) Norlin, 78, of Harrison Township, MI, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2016.
A very special Thank You to Henry's wife Betty for bringing Henry's passing
to our attention - just a day after she experienced his passing away
but received my Email of other classmates' passing.
Source: Published in the Macomb Daily on 5/3/2016.

Francis Rudduck, 79, of Fort Worth, TX, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2016.
Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 3/27/2016.

Emily (Kline) Zufelt, 77, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away at home surrounded by family
on Sunday,
September 6, 2015 after a brief illness.
Thank You to classmate Nancy (Lynch) Blum for bringing
Emily's passing to our attention.
Source: Published in the The News Journal on 9/11-13/2015.

Robert Kendle, 81, of South Bend, passed away at Milton Home Tuesday afternoon
 September 8, 2015, beside his surviving wife, Kathleen.
Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 9/17/2015.

Patrick Ganser, 79, of Chino Valley, AZ, passed away peacefully with his children and family
members by his side on Friday, November 6, 2015.
Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 11/11/2015.

Gary Danner, 77, passed away in Worcester, MA on July 24, 2015, with his family at his side.
Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 11/08/2015.


In Memoriam - Since 55th Reunion


Marcia (Ludgate) Swanson, 78, of South Bend, passed away on, June 1, 2015.
Thank You to Marcia's husband for response to 60th Reunion mailing to advise of Marcia's passing.
Sources: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 6/3/2015.

John Koblick, 78, of Mishawaka, passed away on, January 31, 2015.
Thank You to classmates Phil Eckstein and Jerry Kizer for bringing
John's passing to our attention.
Sources: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 2/4/2015.

Betty Lou (DeMan) Hamilton, 78, of Nokomis, FL, died on January 19, 2015.
Thank You to classmates Phil Eckstein and Jerry Kizer for bringing
Betty Lou's passing to our attention.
Sources: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 2/8/2015.

Sally Foster, 77, of South Bend, passed away on December 29, 2014.
Thank You to Sally's niece who replied to our 60th Reunion mailing to advise of her Aunt passing.
Sources: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 1/1/2015.

Barbara Hakes, 77, of Brownsburg, IN, passed away on August 31, 2014.
Thank You to classmates Linda (Searer) Cottrell and Jerry Kizer for bringing
Barbara's passing to our attention.
Sources: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 9/3/2014.

Thelma (Scherer) Bjork, 77, of Mishawaka, passed away on August 6, 2014.
Thank You to classmate Jerry Kizer for bringing Thelma's passing to our attention.
Sources: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 8/12/2014.

Loren Seggerman, 76, of Granger, passed away on July 2, 2014.
Thank You to classmate Jerry Kizer  for bringing Loren's passing to our attention.
Sources: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 7/6/2014.

Ervin Gerschoffer, 81, of Stevensville, MI, [spouse of Classmate Gladys (Cole)],
passed away on June 28, 2014.
Thank You to classmates Jerry Kizer  for bringing Ervin's passing to our attention.
Sources: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 7/1/2014.

Sharon (Merrill) Maples, 77, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, passed away on June 7, 2014.
Thank You to classmates Sharon (Wiekamp) Showalter and Jerry Kizer
 for bringing Sharon's passing to our attention.
Sources: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 6/17/2014.

Andy Mast, 76, of Osceola, passed away on Feb. 19, 2014 at his home.
Thank You to classmate Fred Kanouse for bringing
Andy's passing to our attention.
Sources: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 2/25/2014.

Douglas Lindzy, 76, of Bellevue, NE, passed away on Nov 4, 2013.
Thank You to classmate Jimmie Gatlin
for bringing Doug's passing to our attention by notifying
me by email of his finding on Facebook.
Sources: Published in the Omaha World-Herald on Nov. 5 to Nov. 6, 2013
and the Bethany Funeral Home, La Vista, NE website.

Larry Kendle, 77, of Osceola, passed away on July 4, 2013.
Thank You to classmates Fred Kanouse & Jerry Kizer
for bringing Larry's obituary to our attention.
Sources: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 7/7/2013.

Beverly Martin, 75, of Mishawaka, passed away on June 21, 2013.
Thank You to Sally (Roelandts) Rieff for bringing
Beverly Martin's obituary to our attention.
Sources: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 6/23/2013.

Norman K. Albert, 76, of Mishawaka, passed away on May 9, 2013.
Thank You to Phil Eckstein for bringing Norman's passing
to our attention.
Sources: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 5/12/2013.
Mishawaka High School Alumni Newsletter, July 2013 Edition.

Larry Joseph Barrett, 76, of Mishawaka, passed away on June 10, 2013, in his home.
Larry is survived by loving wife, Jill (Strang), MHS '55 Classmate.

Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 6/12/2013.

Nancy (Williams) DeWulf, 76, of Naples, FL, passed away on April 13, 2012.
Sources:       Published in the South Bend Tribune on 4/21/2013.
Mishawaka High School Alumni Newsletter, June 2013 Edition.

Susan Motis, of Eun Gelia, Australia,  passed away on February 17, 2013.
Sources: Published in the Mishawaka High School Alumni Newsletter,
May 2013 Edition.
Mishawaka High School Alumni Newsletter, June 2013 Edition,
"A Tribute to Suzzi Motis(se) 1939-2013", written by '55 classmate
Charles "Chuck" Proudfit, Boulder Colorado.

Mary K. (Smith) Kase-Bissell, 74, of Elkhart, formerly of Mishawaka, IN, passed away on
November 27, 2012 at her home in Elkhart.

Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 11/30/2012.

Edna M. (Graves) Anspaugh
, 75, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away on November 19, 2012
at the Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, IN.

Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 11/22/2012.

Robert D. "Bob" Joliff
, 76 and 20 days, of South Bend, IN, passed away on August 27, 2012
in his home surrounded by his loving family after a short battle with cancer.

Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 8/30/2012.

Bruce L. Bowerman
, 75, of Osceola, IN, died on August 27, 2012 in his home with his family
 at his side after a valiant fight against Multiple Myeloma.

Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 8/28/2012.

Maxine M. (Beehler) Haines, 74, of Bremen, IN, died on June 23, 2012. 
Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 6/26/2012.

Duane Eugene Ullery, 74, of Mishawaka, IN, passed away on May 25, 2012 at Memorial
 Hospital  after brief illness.

Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 5/29/2012.

Judith A. "Judy" (Garrison) Deeb, 74, of Mishawaka, IN, passed away on March 20, 2012
 in her residence.  

Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 3/22/2012.

Donn Groh
, of McCormick, SC passed away on March 20, 2012.  Thank You to Jimmie Gatlin for notification 
of Donn's passing.  Have not found official obituary; however, notice of Memorial Service posted 
in McCormick United Methodist Church newsletter  "The Trumpeter" April 2012 Edition. 

Reference Source: mccormickumc.org.

Art Celie, of Mishawaka, IN, passed away on September 9, 2011.  Art didn't want any notice in the paper 
or any flowers, etc.  He was cremated and Hahn Funeral Home in Mishawaka took care of the details.  
Art had doctored with cancer for about 17 years.   
Thank you to Jill (Strang) Barrett and Sally (Roelandts) Rieff for bringing this 
information to our attention.

There was NO Obituary published in the South Bend Tribune per Art's desire.

Jean C. (Scheibelhut) Johnson, 74, of South Bend, IN, passed away on July 20, 2011 at her home.
Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 7/22/2011.

John R. Penn, 74, of Granger, IN, passed away on July 2, 2011 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in 
Mishawaka, IN.

Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 6/5/2011.

Donald Phillips, 74, of Mishawaka, IN, passed away surrounded by his family on February 17, 2011.
Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 2/20/2011.

Carolyn (Lema) Belcher, 74, of South Bend, IN, passed away in Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, 
February 16, 2011.

Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 2/20/2011.

Karin M. (Warner) Harris, 73, of Mishawaka, IN, passed away in the Saint Joseph Regional Medical 
Center on Monday, December 6, 2010.

Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 12/9/2010. 

Arthur D. Hoover, of Sun City, AZ, passed away after a short illness on Thursday, November 18, 2010.
Source: Published in The Arizona Republic on 11/xx/2010 (Legacy.com).  

Conrad L. Andrews, 74, of Berrien Center, MI, passed away in his residence on Saturday, November 27, 2010.
Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 11/29/2010.  
Conrad ("Skeets" as classmates knew him) attended our MHS 55th Reunion in August.


In Memoriam - Since 50th Reunion


Mary (Dykes) Delnat, 73, of Mishawaka, passed away in her home on Wednesday, April 21, 2010.
Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 4/25/2010.  
Mary had served on our MHS 55 Reunion committees for as long as I can remember.

Betty (Soens) Calderone, 73, of Mishawaka, passed away on Monday, December 21st, 2009.
Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 12/23/2009.  

Jack Peyla, 72, of South Bend, passed away in his residence on Saturday, October 10th, 2009.
Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 10/12/2009.

Peggy (Myers) Van Scoik, 71, of Mishawaka, died in her home on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009.
Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 6/5/2009.

Dan Hyska, 71, formerly of Mishawaka died in Huntington Beach, CA on Wednesday, January 21st, 2009.
Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on 1/27/2009.

Shirley (Brogdon) Hughes, 71, of Mishawaka, passed away in her home on Wednesday, August 27, 2008.
Source: Published in the South Bend Tribune on August 30, 2008 Edition.  

Gene Roose, 71, formerly of Mishawaka died in Ruidoso, NM on Monday, September 1, 2008.  Survivors include his wife Sandy; two daughters, Wendy (Buddy) Hubby, and Kelley Price; three grandchildren, Travis, Jarrel and Madison; a step-mother, Betty Roose; a step-sister, Karen Wittman; a niece, Shelley Shelley; and a nephew Matthew Priser. 
Graveside Services were held at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis, NM on September 5, 2008.

Source: South Bend Tribune, Obituaries & Death Notices: Friday, September 5, 2008 Edition.

Murray Robert "Bob" Modlin, 71, of Mishawaka passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2007, in Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend.  Survivors include his wife and fellow classmate, Sharon Sue (Ritter); four children; Mark (Julie) Modlin of Mishawaka, David (Christine) Modlin of Mishawaka, Paul (Patrice) Modlin of Wakarusa and Marjorie (Steve Shively) Morgan of Mishawaka; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and one great-grandchild one way.  Services were held at the Hahn Funeral Home on Wednesday, Dec. 19th. Burial at the Porter Rae Cemetery.
Source: South Bend Tribune, Obituaries & Death Notices: Tuesday, December 18, 2007 Edition.

Geraldine (Van Curen) Englehart, 69, formerly of South Bend passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2006, in Memorial Hospital, South Bend.  Survivors include her husband, Kenneth; a daughter, Sandy Freet of Mishawaka; and a son, Dan of Granger.  Services were held in Osceola Church of the Brethren on October7th.
Source: South Bend Tribune, Obituaries & Death Notices: Thursday, October 5, 2006 Edition.

Doris (Wachs) Musary
, 69, of Mishawaka passed away on January 1, 2006, in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend.  Survivors include her husband, John; their son, Michael (Amy) Musary Sr., two grandsons, Michael Musary Jr. and Matthew Musary;  two sisters, Margaret Austin, of Mishawaka and Virginia (Val Walters) Nawrocki-Walters of South Bend; two brothers, Charles (Rose Marie) Wachs and John (Gail) Wachs; along with many nieces, nephews and her special friends since high school, "the bachelorettes" - Ronny Maggioli, Clara Kauffman, LaVonne DiGirolomo, Barbara Albers, Sally Rieff, Carol Thompson, and Nancy Gruber.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, January 5th in the St. Monica Catholic Church.  Burial followed at the Fairview Cemetery in Mishawaka.
Source: South Bend Tribune, Obituaries & Death Notices: Tuesday, January 3, 2006 Edition.


In Memoriam - Since 45th Reunion


Catherine (Catalino) Salerno, 67, of Palos Hills, Ill., formerly of Mishawaka, died Thursday (April 8, 2004) in her home. Survivors include her husband, Vito; two daughters, Mary Benik and Lisa Watters; and a brother, Santino Catalino. Services were held on Tuesday (April 13,2005) in Sacred Heart Church, Palos Hills.
Source: South Bend Tribune, Vital Statistics: Saturday, April 11, 2004 Edition.

Max R. Brechtel, 66, of East Third Street, died Thursday, (Nov. 27, 2003) in Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Patricia M.; three daughters, Deborah Brechtel of Indianapolis, Tami Lemak of Granger and Diane Smith of Carmel, Ind.; and a brother, Kent of Goshen. 

Source: South Bend Tribune, Saturday, November 29, 2003 Edition.

 

Mary K. (Smith) Kase's husband, Dale Kase, passed away suddenly on 10/21/2002.  Dale was a 1954 graduate of MHS and subsequently graduated from IU Bloomington as a marketing major. He was a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity  Mary K. and Dale, high school sweethearts, were married in 1955.    Services will be held on Friday, October 25, 2002 in St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Mishawaka. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Mishawaka.

Source: South Bend Tribune, Thursday, October 24, 2002 Edition.

  

Jerry Virgil, 64, of Rochester, Minn., formerly of Elkhart, died Friday (Feb. 8, 2002) in Methodist Hospital, Rochester, of cancer.  Survivors include his wife, Karen (Riecks); a daughter, Jean Schank of Elkhart; two sons, Jeff of Edwardsburg and Jim of LaBelle, Fla; three stepdaughters, Pamela Kerrigan of West Concord, Minn., Melinda Smith of Rochester and Virginia Greening of Hammond, Minn.; a stepson, Paul of Granite Falls, Minn.; a sister, Joan Crawford of Granger; and a brother, James M. of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho. 
Source: South Bend Tribune, Tuesday, February 12, 2002 edition.

 

Juliann (Gersey) Cichos, 64, of South Bend, Ind., died in her home on October 4, 2001.  Survivors include her husband, Joseph T.; three daughters, Cynthia Cichos of South Bend, Patricia McKelvey of Mishawaka and Suzanne Morse of Cassopolis; and a brother, Joseph "Bob" Gersey of Phoenix.  Services were held  Monday, October 8, 2001 in the Christ the King Catholic Church.  

Source: Millie (Grise) Gilliland, email 10/4/01 - confirmed in South Bend Tribune, Friday, October 5, 2001 edition.

Sharon (Stoddard) Johnson, 65, of Auburn, Ind., formerly of Mishawaka, died at 8:56 a.m. Tuesday in Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart.  Survivors include her husband, Delbert "Del" C.; two sons, Delbert "Del Jr." of Rome City, Ind., and David of Auburn; her mother, S. Maxine Stoddard of Elkhart; and a brother Kenneth Stoddard of Carmel, Ind.  

Services were held  Friday, August 24, 2001 in the Thomas Funeral Home, Garrett, Ind. 

Source: Marilyn (Chaplin) Kruger, email 8/23/2001, referred to  South Bend Tribune, Thursday, August 23, 2001.

John Michael Friedman, 63, of Natchez, Miss., formerly of Mishawaka, died Sunday in Natchez Regional Medical Center.  Survivors include his wife, Frances L.; his stepmother, Marie Friedman of Mishawaka; a sister, Mary Dunlap of Three Rivers; a brother, Tom of Mishawaka; a stepsister, Ann Metzner of Mishawaka; and a stepbrother, Jim Friedman of Mishawaka.  Services were held in Laird Funeral Home, Natchez, on  June 7, 2001.
Source: Fred Kanouse, email 6/6/2001 referred to  South Bend Tribune, Wednesday, June 6, 2001.

Lee Hahn passed away very unexpectedly on January 17, 1998 in St. Joseph's Community Hospital, Mishawaka, as a result of a brain aneurysm.  We had been high school sweethearts who had gone our separate ways, but were reunited after twenty years and married in July, 1978.  Along with me (Nancy Sheffield Hahn) he is survived by three sons, Michael of Mishawaka; Todd of Nappanee; Dan of Montgomery Village, Maryland; two daughters, Dara of Miami Lakes, Florida; Ryan Renee of Mishawaka, and thirteen grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on January 20, 1998 at the First United Methodist Church, Mishawaka, Indiana."  

  Source: Nancy Hahn, email dated 3/02/01.  Thank you Nancy.

Charlotte (Stratton) Kocsis passed away on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001 in the emergency room at Saint Joseph Community Hospital, Mishawaka.  Charlotte's husband, Paul Louis Kocsis Jr., preceded her in death in 1995. Charlotte is survived by three daughters, Cathleen Snyder of Plymouth, IN, Paula (Joshua) Walker of Mishawaka and Sherry (Thomas) Krug of Ontario, CA.  She is also survived by six grand-children.  She had worked at Uniroyal in the accounting department, and for David Bent as a paralegal.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mishawaka.  Source: The South Bend Tribune, Feb. 28, 2001 edition.  Thanks also to Sally Rieff for bringing my attention to this sad information.    My sympathy and thoughts go out to the family.

Jackie (Campbell) Jackson emailed on 12/24/00 that husband, Fred Jackson, passed away on Nov. 24, 2000.  After just establishing contact with Jackie after so many years, we are saddened to have to report this news.   Jackie has our deepest sympathy.     Visit their website (listed in our Email/Web Site Directory) to learn about Fred's great talent contribution to the music arts.  

John Hall passed away after an illness on Sunday, May 28, 2000 in Memorial Hospital, South Bend.  John is survived by his wife, Jody, of 40 years; two sons, John Jr. of Mishawaka and Jeffrey of Granger; five grandchildren; a sister, Carolyn Jankowski of Jupiter, FL; two sisters-in-law; a brother-in-law; two aunts; two nieces; seven nephews; along with several great-nieces and nephews and cousins.  John was presently employed by Daman Products for the past seven years.  He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mishawaka.  
Source:  The South Bend Tribune, May 29, 2000 edition.

Ronald D. Schmalkuche Sr. (64) passed away on May 18, 2000.  He lived in Argos, IN and was the former owner of Cookies Gas & Grocery in Woodland.  He is survived by one sone, Ronald, Jr. and two grandchildren.  
Thanks to Sally Rieff for providing this information.

Sandra "Sandy" (Memenga) Vandegrift passed away on March 10, 2000 in Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Lakeland, FL.  She was an accountant for the City of Lakeland and a member of Resurrection Catholic Church.  Sany is survived by husband John, a son John of Atlanta, GA, and a daughter Julie of Tampa, FL, two sisters; three grandsons; three nieces and a nephew.
Source: The South Bend Tribune, March 14, 2000 edition.

Arthur "Art" Myers, III, passed away on Friday, January 21, 2000, in Edmonds, Washington.  
Thank you Mrs. Carl Van Scoik for providing this information.

Marilyn )Frederick) Huber passed away May 29, 1999 after an extended fight with lung cancer at Mayo Clinic.  Marilyn had been active in several previous reunions and always looked forward to visiting with classmates.  She is survived by me, four children and eight grandchildren.  Six weeks after her death, our 16 yr. old granddaughter, Heather Hammer of South Bend, was killed in an auto accident.  We ask for continued prayers of the Class."
Regards, Dave Huber dated 8/23/00.  Thank you David.


MHS '55 Deceased Classmates Directory

 


Timeline Reference:  Information received since 60th Reunion

Reference: Information obtain through March 25, 2017

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