Janet Maxine Chandonia Schelle was born March 20th, 1921 and passed on February 26, 2015. She joins her husband, Donald R. Schelle who preceded her in death in 1998. She leaves behind her brother Buford Chandonia and sister Netty Stanton, her two sons, Brian and Mark, twelve grandchildren and twenty one great grandchildren. Private services will be held Monday, March 2nd. Her family asks that, in lieu of flowers or gifts, donations be made to your charity of choice in Janet’s memory. Janet will be forever loved and missed.
Harold A. Bachman, 95, of Mishawaka, passed away peacefully during the early evening hours of Monday, February 23rd, in his residence. Harold was born in Scholfield, Wisconsin on May 17, 1919 to the late Paul W. and Clara T. (Weisman) Bachman. He proudly served his country during WWII, in the US Army serving in the 82nd Airborne as a paratrooper and was honorably discharged in October of 1945. On May 1, 1948 he married Geneva Campbell, she preceded him in death on January 7, 2013. He retired from Notre Dame, where he was the food service and commissary manager. He was a member of the D.A.V., the 509th Parachute Infantry Association. Harold was a member of the Albright United Methodist Church and took great enjoyment from volunteering for the many events in the church, such as, the salad luncheon, the Christmas cookie bake sale, the various dinners, or just simply ushering. He was an avid golfer and a Notre Dame fan. Harold always had an impeccable lawn. He was an excellent cook, and he also kept the cleanest tools. He enjoyed weekend drives, listening to parade marches, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Harold tried to never miss anything his grandchildren were involved in, be it school functions, sports, 4-H activities, and birthdays. They were the sparkle in his eyes.
Harold is survived by children, Jacky (Cathy) Bachman, Theresa (Bud) Keeton, Pam Bachman, and Lisa (Steve) Alwine. He was the grandfather of eight; Kenneth (Kim) White, David White, Jamie (Jessica) White, Korrie (Tracy) Garringer, Ryan (Rebecca) Keeton, Justin (Laura Salyer) Gautier, Adam Gautier, and Philippe (Sophie) Bachman and a great grandfather of 10. He was preceded in death by a son; Robert White, three brothers; William, Elmer, and Donald: and two sisters; Louise Hay, and Wilhelmina Beber and a son in law Cris Gautier.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, February 28th from 1 until 2:00PM in the Albright United Methodist Church, 504 W. Mishawaka, Ave. A service celebrating Harold’s life will be held at 2:00PM in the church with Pastor Warren Kirkwood officiating. Bubb Funeral Chapel assisted the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to either Albright United Methodist Church or to Heartland Hospice.
The family expresses deepest gratitude to his beautiful caregivers, Leah, Samantha and Cali and Heartland Hospice and Mary Miller.
Judy A. Holcomb, 73, of North Liberty, passed away during the early morning hours of Thursday, February 19th in her residence with her loving family by her side. Judy was born in Mishawaka on November 29, 1941 to the late Harold and Marguerite (Gregory) Leslie. On December 19, 1959 in Mishawaka she married George A. Holcomb. He preceded her in death in April of 2000. She retired as a wire assembler from F.A.I. in Mishawaka.
Judy is survived by her children; Leslie Peppers (Ty Arrowood) of South Bend, David (Malinda) Holcomb of Mishawaka, and Tyler (Ann) Holcomb of North Liberty. She was a Loving grandmother of 9, Jack Peppers, Andrea DelToro, Jared Wolfinger, Jacob Wolfinger, Matthew (Rachel) Holcomb, Leah Holcomb, Bradley Holcomb, David (Tawny) Holcomb and Cassandra (Joshua) Menefee and a proud great-grandmother of 5, Logan, Nathan, Carson, Lilyanne, and Joshua. Judy is also survived by 2 brothers; Basil (Pat) Leslie and Gary Leslie both of Mishawaka, and sister in law Shirley (Pete) Thomson, Judy was preceded in death by her brother Larry Leslie and sister in laws Paula Leslie, Pat Rhoton, Betty Patterson and Darlene Longest. She has left behind numerous nieces and nephews to mourn her loss.
Judy loved her family with all her heart and enjoyed reading her bible daily, watching the cooking channel, HGTV and Hallmark channel, and watching hummingbirds eat just outside her window. She was a wonderful cook that will always be remember for her baked beans, sloppy joes, and macaroni salad. Judy’s heart was so full of love, forgiveness, acceptance, and compassion. She always had sage advice. She never tired of playing with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Whether she was fishing with family, laying out in the sun, gardening or just sitting in a lawn chair, Judy loved to be outside.
Friends may visit with the family on Monday, February 23rd, from 3 until 8:00PM, in the Bubb Funeral Chapel, 3910 N. Main St., and one hour prior to the service. A service celebrating Judy’s life will be held in the funeral chapel on Tuesday, February 24th at Noon, with Chaplain Ed Wilsberg officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola. Memorial contributions may be made in Judy’s name to Hospice Foundation, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545.
William J. Carter, 62, of Mishawaka, IN., passed away at 7:20 a.m. Friday, February 20, 2015, in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.
Will was born on March 31, 1952 in South Bend, IN., to Pinkney (Gene) E. and Norma (Cook) Carter.
Will is survived by his ex wife, Linda Carter of Mishawaka, two daughters, Rochelle Carter and Deana Carter both of Mishawaka, four grandchildren, Alexia Cook, Christopher Cook, Malakai Carter and Damon Carter, his siblings, Dennis “Butch” (Judy) Carter of Lawton, MI., Janice Slisz of South Bend, Bruce (Bobbie) Carter of Mishawaka, and Kevin (Jody) Carter of Mishawaka.
Will was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Karmin Carter in 2000 and a sister, Mary Pawlak.
Will was an avid bowler and a sports lover. He could always be found cheering on his grandchildren at whatever sport they chose.
Visitation for William will be on Monday from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00p.m. at the Bubb Funeral Chapel, 3910 N. Main Street, Mishawaka .
Jacqueline S. Spillman, 50, of Mishawaka, passed away on Saturday, February 14th in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. Jacqueline was born in South Bend to Paul Spillman and Diana (Hite) on February 5, 1965. Jackie was big hearted, with a contagious smile. She was a lover of any and all creatures.
Jacqueline is survived by her children; Jason Mears (Courtney Nickerson) and Erica Stull (Drew Gordy) of Elkhart. She is also survived by her mothers; Diana Hesler of Mishawaka, and Cindy Spillman of Osceola, along with 4 sisters; Jeanne Spillman of Mishawaka, Jodie (Mike) Snyder of Osceola, Heather Dudeck of Osceola, and Megan Spillman of Osceola. Jacqueline is survived by granddaughter Aubree Mears and many other loved ones including her lifelong friend Patty (Ellis) Pangallo. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Spillman on December 2, 2010.
Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, February 19th from 3 until 6:00 PM in the Bubb Funeral Chapel, 3910 N. Main St., Mishawaka. A service celebrating Jacqueline’s life will be at 6:00 PM in the funeral chapel, with Pastor Tom DeFries, of the St. Paul Methodist Church in Elkhart, officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to her family.