Dorothy L. (Reis) Powers

Born: Wed., Aug. 9, 1922
Died: Tue., Jun. 7, 2016


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Mon., Jun. 13, 2016
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Mon., Jun. 13, 2016
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

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 Dorothy L. Powers
August 9, 1922 – June 7, 2016

Former South Bend resident, Dorothy L. Powers, 93, of Notre Dame, IN died Tuesday, June 7th in Dujarie House following an illness. Mrs. Powers was born August 9, 1922 in South Bend to the late Helen (Lindley) and Charles Reis and was a lifetime area resident. On March 25, 1944 in South Bend she married Edgar C. “Edgie” Powers, Jr. who preceded her in death in 2008. She was also preceded in death by her son, Kevin M. Powers in 2004; sister, Marjorie Velte; and step-father, Archie O. Baker. She is survived by her daughter, Kim A. Powers (Gene Cavich) of Columbus, IN; daughter-in-law, Nancy J. Powers of South Bend; grandchildren, Sarah J. Johnston (Chad) and Matthew J. Powers (Nora Pixley) both of South Bend; and great-grandchildren, Kevin and Carter Johnston, Evelyn Powers, and Jackson Pixley; sister, Jane Parik of Sunnyvale, CA; and Brother-in-law, James Powers (Marilyn) of Indianapolis.
Dorothy had been employed as an administrative assistant with Bendix Corp. and retired from Holy Cross Health Systems. She was known for many years as an avid tennis player, playing well into her 80’s. She loved interior decorating and gardening and volunteered her time with the Hearing and Speech Center, Christ child Society, and was a member of Ladies of the Elks. She was also a staunch Notre Dame and Chicago Cubs fan through thick and thin.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Holy Cross Village of Notre Dame as well as the staff of the Center for Hospice Care for wonderful care Dorothy received. She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 13th in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd. Committal services and burial will follow at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger. The family will receive friends on Monday in the funeral home from Noon until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions in Dorothy’s name may be made to the Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Pl., Mishawaka, IN, 46545. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at

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

Center for Hospice Care,
501 Comfort Ln., Mishawaka, IN, 46545

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Jenifer Spoutz
   Posted Sat June 11, 2016

RAY OF SUNSHINE was sent by Jane (Reis) Parik.

Wonderful sister and aunt, you will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With much Love, Jane, Franz, Jan, Jiffy and families

Judy Mattei
   Posted Sun June 12, 2016
You have my sympathy for the loss of such a truly special lady, HCHS co-worker and friend. I will cherish the fond memories and dinners with friends. God's blessings to you all..