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Robert C. Jones 
May 16, 1923-Jan. 20, 1998 
SOUTH BEND -- Robert Carlyle "Red'' Jones, 74, of Waynesboro, Va., formerly of South Bend, died Tuesday in Augusta Medical Center, Fishersville, Va. He is survived by a daughter, Jane Ann Johnson of Edgewater, Fla. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in McDow Funeral Home, Waynesboro, where friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. today. 

Geneva M. Kifowit 
July 8, 1917-Jan. 22, 1998 
SOUTH BEND -- Geneva M. Kifowit, 80, of Lincoln Way West, died Thursday in St. Joseph's Medical Center. Survivors include three brothers, George Kifowit of South Bend, Ralph Kifowit of Cassopolis and John Kifowit of Granger. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Bubb Funeral Chapel North, 3910 N. Main St., Mishawaka, where friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. today. 

Nolan T. Miller 
Jan. 13, 1907-Jan. 22, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Nolan T. Miller, 91, of Noblesville, Ind., formerly of South Bend, died Thursday in Harbour Manor Care Center, Noblesville. Survivors include a daughter, Ann Rich of Carmel, Ind.; two sons, Glen Sr. of Mishawaka and Vaughn of Bowling Green, Ohio; two sisters, Martha Nothstein and Iva Stayton; and three brothers, Simon R., Richard and Robert. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola. There will be no visitation. Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, Noblesville, is handling arrangements. 

Dale E. Mishler 
May 15, 1923-Jan. 22, 1998 
MISHAWAKA--Dale E. Mishler, 74, of West 11th Street, died Thursday in his home. Survivors include his wife, Eloise (Smith); and three sons, Craig L. of Nineveh, Ind., Bruce E. of Los Altos, Calif., and Brent D. of Mishawaka. Masonic services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Hahn Funeral Home, where friends may call after 10 a.m. 

Helen J. Nowicki 
Feb. 7, 1902-Jan. 22, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Helen J. Nowicki, 95, of Holy Cross Care and Rehabilitation Center, formerly of 317 LaPorte Ave., died Thursday in the center. She is survived by a brother, Sebastian Nowicki of South Bend. Services will be Monday in St. Hedwig Catholic Church. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive. 

Dorothy S. Pate 
March 25, 1901-Dec. 25, 1997 
SOUTH BEND--Dorothy S. Pate, 96, of Hamilton Grove Retirement Community, New Carlisle, formerly of South Bend, died Dec. 25 in Memorial Hospital. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Grace United Methodist Church Sanctuary. Forest G. Hay Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

Rosemary A. Savage 
June 28, 1934-Jan. 22, 1998 
MISHAWAKA--Rosemary Ann Savage, 63, of Springmill Drive, died Thursday in Memorial Hospital, South Bend. Survivors include her husband, Earl; a son, Steven E. of Mishawaka; and a sister, Mildred Fike of Uniontown, Pa. Services will be at noon Saturday in St. Pius X Catholic Church, Granger. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in Bubb Funeral Chapel North, 3910 N. Main Street. 

Edwin E. Strozewski 
Nov. 24, 1913-Jan. 21, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Edwin E. Strozewski, 84, of Cardinal Nursing Home, died Wednesday in St. Joseph's Medical Center. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Verduin of South Bend and Rosalie Tholen of Edwardsburg. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in St. Joseph Cemetery. Palmer Funeral Home, South Bend, is handling arrangements. 

Anna K. Weger 
Aug. 20, 1916-Jan. 21, 1998 
GRANGER -- Anna Katherina Weger, 81, of Cheryl Drive, died Wednesday in Fountainview Place of Mishawaka. Survivors include two sons, Jerry and Steve, both of Granger; and two sisters, Blanche Isza of Granger and Rosa Kolecki of Butler, Pa. Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Zahoran Funeral Home, South Bend, where friends may call one hour before services. 

Marvin Bennitt
July 5, 1896-Jan. 23, 1998 
NEW CARLISLE--Marvin Bennitt, 101, of 31869 Chicago Trail, died at 11:45 a.m. Friday in Miller's Merry Manor. He is survived by a sister, Lydia Nickerson of Climax, Mich. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Olive Chapel Church. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Haverstock Funeral Home, LaPorte, and one hour before services in the church. 

Ronald Cole 
Aug. 8, 1954-Jan. 23, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Ronald Cole, 43, of Hickory Road, died following an automobile accident on Lincoln Way East, east of Osceola. Survivors include his wife, Angela Cole of Atlanta; a daughter, Latisha Cole of Atlanta; four sons, Roderick of Los Angeles, Ryan, Renaul and Randolph, all of Atlanta; his father, L.C. Cole of South Bend; a sister, Phyllis Cole of South Bend; and a brother, Larry C. of Indianapolis. Services will be at noon Tuesday in St. Paul Bethel Baptist Church, where friends may call one hour before services. Alford's Mortuary is handling arrangements. 

Margaret A. Dickey 
Jan. 6, 1913-Jan. 22, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Margaret A. Dickey, 85, of St. Paul's Retirement Community, died Thursday in the care center. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Gilbert of Fort Wayne; three sons, Steve of Tampa, Fla., Joe of New York City and Keith of Edwardsville, Ill.; a sister, Frances Moody of Rochester; and a brother, Stephan Freeman of South Bend. Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in First Christian Church. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. today in Forest G. Hay Funeral Home. 

Alyssa Ann Federico 
Jan. 22, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Alyssa Ann Federico, daughter of Lisa Ann Guzman of South Wellington Street, and Edwardo Federico of West Napier Street, was dead at birth Thursday in Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in St. Joseph Cemetery Chapel. There will be no visitation. St. Joseph Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

Charlene Fuller 
Dec. 12, 1903-Jan. 22, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Charlene Fuller, 94, of Redbud Lane, died Thursday in Holy Cross Care and Rehabilitation Center. She is survived by a daughter, Ann Winston of South Bend; a son, Frank Jr. of South Bend; and a sister, Susie Brown of Las Vegas. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, where friends may call one hour before services. Alford's Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. 

Helen E. Hitson 
Nov. 29, 1919-Jan. 22, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Helen E. Hitson, 78, of U.S. 31 South, died Thursday in Hospice House. Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Clark of South Bend; and two sons, Michael C. of Noblesville and Dennis P. of Kalamazoo. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Ridgedale Presbyterian Church. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Guisinger Colonial Chapel Funeral Home. 

Boyd B. Hood 
May 1, 1905-Dec. 29, 1997 
SOUTH BEND--Boyd B. Hood, 92, of Longwood, Fla., formerly of South Bend and Linden, Ind., died at 12:30 a.m. Dec. 29 in the Village Place Nursing Home, Longwood. Survivors include his wife, Leona E.; and a daughter, Mary Lee Traylor of Indianapolis. Memorial services were conducted Jan. 7 in Hahn Funeral Home, Linden, Ind. 

Mary Jast 
Feb. 7, 1907-Jan. 22, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Mary Jast, 90, of Cardinal Health and Rehabilitation Center, formerly of East Widener Lane, died Thursday in the center. She is survived by a son, Anthony Jast of Big Rapids, Mich. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph Funeral Home, 824 S. Mayflower, where friends may call two hours before services. 

Mary E. Kindley 
Oct. 23, 1918-Jan. 22, 1998 
MISHAWAKA--Mary E. Kindley, 79, of East Fourth Street, died Thursday in St. Joseph's Medical Center. Survivors include her husband, Glen; a daughter, Peggy Schmeltz of Osceola; two sons, George Cole Sr. of South Bend and William Asherman of Mishawaka; and a sister, Alice Longfield of South Bend. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Hahn Funeral Home, where friends may call from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. 

Mary F. Litherland 
April 17, 1933-Jan. 22, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Mary F. (Eastwood) Litherland, 64, of Wall Street, died Thursday in her home. Survivors include four daughters, Mary Wraight-Young and Michele Thomas, both of South Bend, Melissa A. Litherland of Las Vegas and Eileen Kanowske of Athens, La.; and a son, Arthur W. Pletcher of South Bend. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Palmer Funeral Home, South Bend, where friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and a rosary will be said at 3:30 p.m. 

Elizabeth J. Stepniewski 
Feb. 21, 1927-Jan. 22, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Elizabeth Josephine Stepniewski, 70, of Paxson Drive, died Thursday in Memorial Hospital. Survivors include two daughters, Vesta E. Demester of Evanston, Wyo., and Maggie Stepniewski of South Bend. There will be no services or visitation. Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, is handling arrangements. 

Elizabeth B. Stombaugh 
March 10, 1902-Jan. 22, 1998 
NORTH LIBERTY--Elizabeth B. Stombaugh, 95, of 306 E. Center St., died Thursday in her home. She is survived by a daughter, Janet Stombaugh of Walkerton ; a son, John of Buchanan; and a sister, Virginia Dupree of Venice, Fla. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in A.M. Manuel Funeral Home, where friends may call two hours before services. 

Chester H. Szymczak 
July 26, 1922-Jan. 23, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Chester H. Szymczak, 75, of Crumstown Highway, died Friday in Memorial Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Beatrice; a daughter, Kathline Meyers of South Bend; three sons, Dave of South Bend, Paul of Westville and Robert of Westminster, Colo.; and two brothers, Roman and Eugene, both of South Bend. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Holy Family Catholic Church. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, where a rosary will be said at 4:30 p.m. 

Marian P. Turfler 
Oct. 18, 1912-Jan. 22, 1998 
MISHAWAKA--Marian P. Turfler, 85, of Liberty Drive, died Thursday in her home. She is survived by four daughters,, Anna Bowers, Katherine Marschall and Alice Anderson, all of Mishawaka, and Elizabeth Monette of Columbus, Ind.; one son, Robert of Albuquerque, N.M.; a sister, Lornie Spencer of Hollister, Mo.; and a brother, Jack Phillips of Albuquerque. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Westminster Presbyterian Church, South Bend. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday in Forest G. Hay Funeral Home, South Bend.

Joseph C. Andries 
Dec. 27, 1948-Jan. 23, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Joseph C. Andries, 49, of South Fellows Street, died Friday in his home. He is survived by his mother, Gertrude Andries of South Bend; and a sister, Monica Dews of South Bend. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Monday in Guisinger Colonial Chapel Funeral Home. There will be no visitation. 

Eileen S. Beyers 
Jan. 13, 1919-Jan. 24, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Eileen S. Beyers, 79, of East Bowman Street, died Saturday in St. Joseph's Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Ridgedale Presbyterian Church. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday in Forest G. Hay Funeral Home, 435 S. Ironwood Drive. 

Mary Jast 
Feb. 2, 1907-Jan. 22, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Mary Jast, 90, formerly of East Widener Lane, died Thursday in Cardinal Health and Rehabilitation Center. She is survived by a son, Anthony of Big Rapids, Mich. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph Funeral Home, where friends may call two hours before services. 

Gail D. Meyer 
March 29, 1952-Jan. 23, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Gail D. Meyer, 45, of Searer Drive, died Friday in Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her husband Daryl D.; a daughter, Leah C. Meyer at home; two sons, Matthew C. and Nicholas T., both at home; her parents, Edward G. and Elaine (Nierzwicki) Dunbar of South Bend; two sisters, Christine E. Dunbar of South Bend and Amy F. Wadsworth of Holland, Mich.; and a brother, E. Geer Dunbar of LaPaz. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Hickey Funeral Home, 17131 Cleveland Road, where a wake service will be at 3 p.m. 

Mary J. Szweda 
June 25, 1929-Jan. 23, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Mary June Szweda, 68, of West Adams Road, died Friday in Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Richard C.; two daughters, Noreen Hostetler and Marianne Szweda, both of South Bend; a son, Brian of South Bend; and a sister, Cathy Hedges of Santa Rosa, Calif. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Corpus Christi Catholic Church, where friends may call an hour before services. St. Joseph Funeral Home, 824 S. Mayflower Road, is handling arrangements. 

Helen M. Wasowski 
March 27, 1922-Jan. 23, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Helen M. Wasowski, 75, of Arabian Court, died Friday in Hospice House. She is survived by a son, Dale of South Bend; and three brothers, Leonard Kaczynski, Ervin Kaczynski and Gene Kaczynski, all of South Bend. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph Funeral Home, 824 S. Mayflower Road, where a rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. 

Mildred Belting 
Sept. 1, 1905-Jan. 24, 1998 
MISHAWAKA -- Mildred Belting, 92, of J and D Homecare, South Bend, formerly of Mishawaka, died in the homecare center Saturday. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Thallemer-Goethals Funeral Home. 

William H. Edwards Jr. 
Jan. 28, 1914-Jan. 24, 1998 
SOUTH BEND -- William H. Edwards Jr., 83, of Troy Court, died Saturday in Ironwood Health and Rehabilitation Center. He is survived by two daughters, Judith I. Saunders of San Diego and Sharon L. Gordon of South Bend; a sister, Elaine McDonald of Cassopolis; and a brother, Robert M. Sr. of South Bend. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Riverview Mausoleum. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Welsheimer Funeral Home, 521 N. William St., where a Masonic service will be at 7:30 p.m. 

Thaddeus Flis 
Feb. 4, 1939-Jan. 24, 1998 
NORTH LIBERTY -- Thaddeus Flis, 58, of Indiana 23, died Saturday in Hospice House, South Bend. He is survived by his wife, Sharon (Karkiewicz); a daughter, Ann M. Flis of North Liberty; a son, Benjamin J. of North Liberty; and a brother, Henry of South Bend. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Hedwig Catholic Church, South Bend. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today in St. Joseph Funeral Home, 824 S. Mayflower Road, South Bend, where a rosary will be said at 7 p.m. 

Norma E. Ackley 
Oct. 3, 1903-Jan. 23, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Norma E. Ackley, 94, of Transitional Health Care Services, died Friday in the center. She is survived by a daughter, Margaret Myers of Marshall, Mich.; two sons, Robert of Marcellus and Ralph C. of Marshall; and a sister, Alice Fox of Albion, Mich. A memorial service will be held at a later date. There will be no visitation. Guisinger Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, South Bend, is handling arrangements. 

Nathan Bradley Beck 
Jan. 25, 1998 
GRANGER--Nathan Bradley Beck, son of Wendy L. (Daniels) and Donald M. Beck, of Ruth Street, died two hours after birth Sunday in St. Joseph's Medical Center, South Bend, of natural causes. He is survived by a brother, Andrew B. Beck, at home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Hickey Funeral Home, 17131 Cleveland Road, where friends may call two hours before services. 

Harold L. Cooke 
April 30, 1918-Jan. 26, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Harold L. Cooke, 79, of East Victoria Street, died Monday in Memorial Hospital. He is survived by two daughters, Candace A. Cooke of Gaston, Ore., and Connie Van Nevel of Granger; two sons, Craig of Mishawaka and Christopher M. of Los Angeles; and two sisters, Leanore Muller of South Bend and Beth Mooney-Bersell of Los Angeles. Services will be at 7 p.m. Friday in Palmer Funeral Home, where friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday. 

Agnes J. Danielson 
Oct. 6, 1901-Jan. 25, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Agnes J. Danielson, 96, of Regency Place Health Care Center, died Sunday in the Center. She is survived by a son, Edgar of Granger. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Welsheimer Funeral Home, 17033 Cleveland Road, where friends may call one hour before services. 

June E. Kocsis 
July 2, 1928-Jan. 23, 1998 
MISHAWAKA--June E. Kocsis, 69, of McKinley Highway, died Friday in St. Joseph Medical Center. Survivors include her husband, Frank J.; and two daughters, Cynthia Johnson of Mishawaka and Angela Rajski of Carmel, Ind. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Chapel Hill Funeral Home, Osceola, where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today. 

John J. Kruszynski 
April 21, 1938-Jan. 25, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--John J. Kruszynski, 59, of Sylvan Lane, died Sunday in St. Joseph Medical Center following an illness. He is survived by his wife, Judith A. (Ross); and three sons, Mark J. of Mishawaka, Steven M. of Indianapolis and Benjamin J. of Elkhart. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Adalbert's Catholic Church. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today in St. Joseph Funeral Home, 824 S. Mayflower Road, where a rosary will be said at 3:30 p.m. 

Mary Lee Love 
Dec. 18, 1924-Jan. 23, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Mary Lee Love, 73, of South Bendix, died Friday in St. Joseph's Medical Center West. Surviving are three daughters, Barbara Harges of Bronx, N.Y., Doris Strachan of Chicago and Ida Harges of South Bend; two sons, Gregory Harges and Deamon 
Harges, both of South Bend; a sister, Heulla Love of Grenada, Miss.; and eight brothers, U.L. Love and James R. Love, both of Grenada, Louis B. Love of New York, David Love of Merrillville, Ind., and Willie C. Love, Arthur Love, Whitfield Love and L.C. Love, all of Chicago. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, where friends may call one hour before services. Alford's Mortuary is handling arrangements. 

Clara M. Rydzynski 
July 30, 1907-Jan. 25, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Clara Marie Rydzynski, 90, of Regency Place Health Care Center, died Sunday in the center. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann Barrell of South Bend and Janice Houk of Urbandale, Iowa; and a sister, Eleanor Ryden of Dallas. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Anthony de Padua Catholic Church. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in Forest G. Hay Funeral Home, where a wake service will be at 7 p.m. 

George E. Scott 
Dec. 27, 1921-Jan. 25, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--George E. Scott, 76, of 2219 Foxfire Drive, died Sunday in his home. He is survived by his wife, Madalyn (Warner); three daughters, Cynthia Young and Carol Phipps, both of South Bend, and Charlotte Pittman of Nappanee; two sons, Robert of South Bend and Richard of Mishawaka; and two sisters, Kathrine Clay and Neomie Kelsick, both of Nappanee. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Chapel Hill Funeral Home, Osceola, where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.


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