Antonia C. (Chiaradia) Ransberger

Born: Tue., May 16, 1922
Died: Wed., Oct. 16, 2013


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Wed., Oct. 23, 2013
Location: N. William St. Location

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Wed., Oct. 23, 2013
Location: N. William St. Location

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Antonia C. Ransberger

May 16, 1922 – October 16, 2013



 Antonia C. Ransberger, 91, of South Bend died at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Sanctuary at Holy Cross. Mrs. Ransberger was born May 16, 1922 in Milan Italy to the late Pasqa (Zat) and Giovanni Chiaradia. She is survived by a son, Joseph Ransberger of Thailand; one grandchild; step-daughter, Mary Ann Jackson, of Aurora, CO; and a step-son, William Ransberger of Florida. She was preceded in death by several siblings.


Mrs. Ransberger was an artist who appreciated all forms of art. She also had a passion for birds and wildlife in general.


Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 23rd in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home, 521 N. William St. Committal services and entombment will follow in Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday in the funeral home from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service.


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   Posted Wed October 23, 2013
Good Morning,
Please accept my deepest sorrow for your loss of Antonia. I was a Hospice Volunteer Companion with Antonia for several months until mid-July 2013 when several familial matters, travel and a broken arm/wrist resulted in my taking time off time from my Hospice duties. I enjoyed Antonia so very much, especially her singing and stories of the old country, her family and her bird. I was surprised to learn that she was an artist... now I understand that the beautiful paintings in her room she likely painted! The photo of her was beautiful, just like her. God bless her, and her family.
Peace and love,

Sonja Johnson
   Posted Fri October 25, 2013
I Loved Toni She had such a happy song in her heart she was so happy if we would visit if only for a short while Averi and Connor brought their stuffed animals to visit and did their bridge and handstand for her it brought such joy Iwas so happy and Thankful to God we got attend her funeral God Bless all of you She's in heaven now her family smiling down on us