Sara (Houkal) Nehring

Born: Mon., Sep. 20, 1954
Died: Wed., Jan. 8, 2014

Memorial Service

12:00 PM Sat., Jan. 18, 2014
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

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Sara Nehring, 59, of South Bend passed away of natural causes in her home on Wednesday January 8, 2014. She is survived by her daughters, Britany Nehring-Lappin (Andrew) of Cassopolis, MI and Brianne Nehring of South Bend, IN. Also surviving are three siblings Kaern Kitzmiller, Susan Cornette, and Eric Houkal. Her brother R. John Houkal preceded her in death. She was born September 20, 1954 to the late Rudolph Houkal and Gladys (Weisenborn) Houkal. Sara had a large extended family and a number of friends that often thought of her as part of their own family. She lifted the spirits of those around her, and reminded everyone that life should be enjoyed every day. She loved animals, gardening, antiquing, visiting with friends and family, and traveling. Sara had an independent spirit and loved her work. Most recently, she was employed at Martin’s in Niles as an Event Specialist, and made many personal connections there. Memorial services will be held on Saturday January 18, 2014 at 12:00 Noon in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North 17033 Cleveland Rd. Memorial contributions for Sara can be made to Pet Refuge 4626 Burnett Dr. South Bend, IN 46614 or at

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4626 Burnett Drive, South Bend, IN 46614

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Carol Mercer
   Posted Wed January 15, 2014
Dear Britany & Brianne:

I knew your mother through Peggy and during her time at Paragon. I remember her bubbly personality and beautiful smile. She often talked of you and dearly loved you both.

I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Roger Nehring
   Posted Wed January 15, 2014

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Dad and Cynde.