Robert W. Green

Born: Fri., May 28, 1926
Died: Thu., Jan. 24, 2013


2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sun., Jan. 27, 2013
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Jan. 28, 2013
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

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Robert W. Green

May 28, 1926 – January 24, 2013


Robert William Green, 86, of South Bend died peacefully Thursday, January 24th in his residence following a lengthy illness. Mr. Green was born May 28, 1926 in South Bend to the late Emma (Petersen) and Thomas Green and was a lifetime area resident.


On December 26, 1948 in South Bend he married Geraldine “Jerry” Decker who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Jodi Smith and Jill Crowley both of Scottsdale, AZ; two sons, John Green (Kelly) of Lakeville, IN and James Green (Lacy) of Niles, MI; six grandchildren, Kevin Crowley, Taya and George Green, and Kyle, Blaine, and Travis Messick; and two sisters, Ramona Kahn (Roland) and Beverly Seigel both of Scottsdale. He was preceded in death by a sister, Judy Russell and a brother, Tom Green.


Bob was a graduate of South Bend Central High School in 1944. While in high school at the age of 15, Bob was preparing tax forms at Engels Drug Store. He was also a Tribune “paperboy”.

Immediately after graduation, Bob enlisted in the army and after infantry training became a member of the 101st Airborne as a paratrooper, from which he was honorably discharged in May 1946. He met Jerry at Clear Lake, MI. He attended Carthage College, Carthage, Illinois and graduated with honors from Denver University, Denver, Colorado in 1950.


Returning to South Bend, he was hired by Clete Chizek to work in the accounting firm of Crowe, Chizek. He became a partner in 1954 and then in 1962 became a co-founder of Crowe-Chizek, Inc. He retired in 1990. He was very proud to have his grandson, Kevin Crowley, hired by the firm this past year.


He was a devoted family man. His children and grandchildren adored him. He taught all to swim and never passed an amusement park. There were many trips to Florida, which always included beach time and Disneyworld time. Morris Park and pool was a great place for teaching all to swim.


Bob, an owner with the family of Village Green Mobile Home Park, had many happy employees. He was a kind and generous owner and will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 28th in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd. with Rev. Jeff Zell of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church officiating. Committal services and entombment with military honors will follow at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger. The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 27th in the funeral home from 2 until 5 p.m.


If you care to make a donation in Bob’s memory please make it to the charity of your choice. Family and friends may send e-mail condolences at www.welsheimer

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Edgar Berners
   Posted Sun January 27, 2013
Dear Jodi, I am very sorry that your father has passed away. I remember that you and one of my daughters (I can't recall if it was Ann or Cathy) were close friends. I have told all of my children that you have lost your father, and I will pray for him.

Ed Berners

Jack & Mary McCambridge
   Posted Sun January 27, 2013
Bob was a fine man and a true asset to our country and South Bend, as well as a loving husband and father. We are keeping all in our thoughts and prayers.

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