Steven G. Ivankovics

Born: Thu., Jul. 28, 1921
Died: Sun., Aug. 29, 2010


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 07, 2010
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Funeral Mass

12:00 PM Tue., Sep. 07, 2010

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Steven G. Ivankovics

July 28, 1921August 29, 2010

Former South Bend resident Steven G. Ivankovics, 89, of Las Vegas, died at 7:05 a.m. Sunday, August 29, 2010 in the home of his daughter in Queen Creek, AZ following a three month illness. Mr. Ivankovics was born July 28, 1921 in South Bend to the late John and Rose (Papai). On February 14 1942 in South Bend he married Audrey Fields who preceded him in death November 13, 1987. In 1989 in Las Vegas, NV he married Irene (Hupka) Goulet who just recently passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2010. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Gail M. Myers and a brother, John Ivankovics. He is survived by two daughters, Diane L. McNeil (Stephen) of Middletown, IN and Tina J. McGinnity (Patrick) of Queen Creek; four grandchildren, Audra Dittlinger (Chris), Paul Ivan McNeil, Alisa Haigh (Scott), and Alaina VanVynckt (Joel), three great-grandchildren, Sarah Haigh, Tyler Haigh, and Ava VanVynckt; a son-in-law, Dennis Myers of Mishawaka, IN; five step-children, Maureen Billings (Robert) of Rock Hill, SC, David Goulet of Glendale, AZ, Kevin Goulet (Christine) of Valencia, CA; Art Goulet of South Bend, and James Goulet (Rhonda) of Florida; six step-grandchildren, Shannon Goulet, Lucas Goulet, Madison Goulet, Adam Goulet, Alex Goulet (Bridgett), and Alyson Moran (Jorge); and two step-great-grandchildren. Steve retired from the Bendix Corporation in 1976 as an analytical engineer. He served honorably as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. While living in South Bend he was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. In retirement he loved to play golf and was a die hard fan of the Fighting Irish. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. Noon on Tuesday, September 7th in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 3616 St. John’s Way, with Rev. Charles Herman officiating. Entombment will follow in Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday in the church one hour prior to the mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimers Service, Northern Indiana Chapter, 922 E. Colfax AV, South Bend, IN, 46617-2806 or the Humane Society of St. Joseph County, 2506 Grape Rd., Mishawaka, IN, 46545. Welsheimer Family Funeral Home, 521 N. William St. is handling arrangements. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at


Charitable donations may be made in Steven's memory to the following organizations:

Alzheimer’s Association, Northern Indiana Chapter
PO Box 4204, South Bend, IN, 46634

Humane Society
2506 Grape Rd., Mishawaka, IN 46545

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Maureen Billings
   Posted Sun September 05, 2010
Dear Tina, Diane and familiy,

I am deeply sorry for the loss of your father. I wish we could have seen him one last time. My love for your father will last as long as my memory of him. During the many years he was married to my mother he brought so much joy into her life and those around him. I will always remember him with fondness.
With love, Maureen Billings

David Chodzinski
   Posted Sun September 05, 2010
Dear Diane and Tina,
Im so sorry about the loss of your dad. Its never and easy thing to deal with. Be strong my friends. May God be with you both and your families. Sorry I cant make it to the church, would have been nice to see you both after so many years.
God Bless You Both
David Chodzinski

   Posted Mon September 06, 2010
We are very sorry for the loss of Steven. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Irén Ivánkovics, David Varga, Zalan Varga from Hungary

Steve Chodzinski
   Posted Mon September 06, 2010
Diane, Tina and whole family,
Im sorry to read about the loss of Mr. Ivan. There are no words I, or anyone can say to ease the pain of your loss, I know after lossing two daughter''''s, a grandson, and my parents. My prayers are with you, Tina and your family. If there is anything you need contact me (574) 231-4913

Steve Chodzinski

Brenda Ballinger McLane
   Posted Mon September 06, 2010
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad and Irene. I remember going to your house (or you coming to ours) and hanging out. I loved your dad and mom so much. Those chili dogs were the best. I will keep you and your families in my prayers. God Bless you all.


Nancy Mounce Tetzlaff
   Posted Tue September 07, 2010

Not sure you will remember me. We met at nursing school. I'm very sorry about your father.


Alan Hildebrand
   Posted Tue September 07, 2010
Dear Diane and Tina:

I am so sorry to have read about your father's death. I certainly remember him well. I am equally sorry to have read about your sister Gail. I did not realize that she had passed on. I have a lot of fond memories of the both of you and your family. I wish the both of you and your families nothing but the best during this difficult time.

Best wishes always,

Alan Hildebrand
Granger, IN

Kevin Goulet
   Posted Thu September 09, 2010
Dear Tina & Diane,

Expressing how sorry I am for the loss of your Dad just seems to fall short. He was such a gentle, kind and caring man, as evidenced by the way he and my mother Irene looked after one another. He meant so much to my Mom as I know she did to him. I'm grateful the two of them found each other later in life and that they had so many wonderful years together instead of either of them being alone. He is greatly missed and will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

With love,
Kevin Goulet

Alisa Haigh
   Posted Thu September 09, 2010
Aunt Tina and Aunt Di,
Love you guys lots. Grandpa, mom and grandma are together now with all the little critters they each loved so dearly. I have so many fond memories of grandpa over the years. Some of my favorites are: his rides that he gave to myself and then Tyler on his leg while he sang onesie, twosie, I love yousie...Also, I remember when he use to play the organ at our house. And Who could forget his yummy Hungarian cooking?? Delicious!! Love and miss you Grandpa Ivan..

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