Warren D. "Pete" Ashley

Born: Fri., Sep. 2, 1921
Died: Wed., Nov. 26, 2014


Memorial Service

11:00 AM Wed., Dec. 03, 2014
Location: Northwest United Methodist Church


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Warren D. “Pete” Ashley, 93, of South Bend, passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at Healthwin Specialized Care. Warren was born September 2, 1921, in South Bend, to Clarence M. and Ethel M. (Bestle) Ashley. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Palm and Jean Collins. On October 8, 1944 in South Bend, Warren married Aletha B. (Walters), who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Joan M. Blackford, Connie R. (Thomas) Kio, and RaeAnn B. (Donald) Chupp, all of South Bend, two sons, Dale L. Ashley, and Donald E. Ashley, both of South Bend, seven grandchildren, Renee Thompson, Aaron Ashley, Joy Vanator, Jennifer Alsfasser, Sara Thomaszewski, Ashley Clash, and Andrew Chupp, ten great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Kylie Vanator, Trevor and Braydon Ashley, Carter and Peyton Alsfasser, Ashlynn and Addilynn Thomaszewski, Mikaela and Mason Clash, and one sister, Betty Slater, of California. Warren worked as a farmer most of his lifetime, Torrington Company, and Indiana Toll Road. He was a lifetime member of Northwest United Methodist Church, Farm Bureau, and Pheasant Forever Club in Elkhart. Warren enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting, flower gardening, feeding birds and squirrels, and loved nature. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at Northwest United Methodist Church, 21855 Brick Road, South Bend, IN, 46628, with Rev. Vickie Van Nevel officiating. Friends may visit with the family immediately after services, where a luncheon will be served. Memorial contributions may be made to Northwest United Methodist Church. Cremation will be held at Welsheimer Crematory. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at www.welsheimer.com

Charitable donations may be made in Warren's memory to the following organization:

Northwest United Methodist Church
21855 Brick Rd. South Bend, IN 46628

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Sara Hawblitzel
   Posted Sun November 30, 2014
You all are in our thoughts and prayers at the passing of Uncle Warren.
Tom and Sara (Walters) Hawblitzel

Stacey
   Posted Sun November 30, 2014
Lifting Aletha and your family up in our prayers, Pete was a sweet guy. Stacey, Ric, Gage and Gavin

Cheryl (Borton) Sweeney
   Posted Mon December 01, 2014
The Walter Borton family expresses our deepest sympathy for your loss. Pete was a great friend and a good Christian man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

charles w wagner
   Posted Tue December 02, 2014
CONDOLENCES TO PETE ASHLEY FAMILY SO SORRY TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF PETE WE WILL MISS HIM AND HAVE SUCH GOOD MEMORIES OF HIM AND FAMILY IN THE PAST .AND CHUCK REMEMBERS RIDEING BACK AND FORTH TO WORK WITH HIM TO TORRINGTON AND ALL HIS FARMING TIPS HE GAVE HIM GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY CHUCK AND PAT

Jennifer Evans (Kio)
   Posted Sun December 14, 2014
Condolences on his passing. I always remember hanging out in the basement when I was a kid with him listening to the Cubs game on the radio. He was always nice to me and I really did appreciate that.He always had a joke for me and was a great man.