James Clinton Niblick

Born: Wed., May 4, 1921
Died: Thu., Oct. 29, 2015


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 05, 2015
Location: N. William St. Location

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 06, 2015
Location: Evangel Heights Methodist Church

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Nov. 06, 2015
Location: Evangel Heights Methodist Church

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 James C. Niblick

May 4, 1921 - Oct. 29, 2015 SOUTH BEND -

James Clinton Niblick, 94, of South Bend died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, October 29th. Mr. Niblick was born May 4, 1921 in South Bend to the late Doris L. (Eddy) and Clinton F. Niblick and was a lifetime area resident. On April 4, 1942 in South Bend he married Alice Mae Zillmer who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his brother, F. Larry Niblick. He is survived by his daughter, Jone Marie Chastain-Pyzik (John); two grandchildren, Rhett Harris (Tina) of South Bend and Tara Morris of Indianapolis; and five great-grandchildren, Emery and Bailey Harris, and Jake, Ryan, and Will Morris. Jim retired from Bendix as an assistant chief engineer in the jet propulsion research and development division. He invented the antiskid, antilock brake system among other patents which are recorded in the Library of Congress, under his name. He was a long time active member of Evangel Heights United Methodist Church, the masonic lodge and Scottish Rite Valley of South Bend. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 6th in Evangel Heights United Methodist Church, 114 N. Ironwood Dr., with Rev. Dr. Patrick Sommers officiating. Committal services and entombment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 5th in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home, 521 N. William St. and in the church on Friday from 12:00 noon until the time of service. Memorial contributions in memory of Jim may be made to Evangel Heights United Methodist Church, 114 N. Ironwood Dr., South Bend, IN, 46615. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at www.welsheimer.com

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

Evangel Heights United Methodist Church
114 N. Ironwood Dr., South Bend, IN, 46615

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Marilyn Willoughby
   Posted Tue November 03, 2015
The Bendix Salary Retiree Club extends our sympathy for the loss of James, a longtime member. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Marilyn Willoughby, Chaplain