Carl D. Rich

Born: Sat., Dec. 10, 1932
Died: Mon., Oct. 3, 2016


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Oct. 07, 2016
Location: Calvary Baptist Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Oct. 07, 2016
Location: Calvary Baptist Church

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 Carl D. Rich

Dec. 10, 1932 - Oct. 3, 2016

SOUTH BEND - Former South Bend resident, Carl D. Rich, 83, of Plainfield, IN, died at 9:05 p.m. Monday, October 3rd, in Cumberland Trace Nursing Home, Plainfield, following an extended illness. Mr. Rich was born December 10, 1932, in Elkhart, to the late Virgie (Whitt) and Cecil Rich, and was a lifetime area resident of South Bend until moving to Plainfield in 2013. On June 11, 1955, in Elkhart, he married his wife of 61 years, Marilyn (Lynne) L. Pawling, who survives. He is also survived by his daughter, Debra Snyder (Steve) of Upland, IN; his son, Douglas Rich (Roberta) of Avon IN; three grandchildren, Stephanie Booth (Travis) of Winnetka, IL, Ryan Snyder (Olivia) of Indianapolis, and Shelby Rich of Avon; and two great-grandchildren, Asher and Huxley Booth. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Virginia Yoder, Donna Beck, and Robert Rich.

Carl was a graduate of Concord High School and Ball State University. He was a proud veteran of the US Air Force, serving in the Auditor General's office at Andrews AFB in Washington, D.C. Before retiring from Berkel, Inc. as credit manager, he had been employed by Wheelabrator Corp. and his own consulting and accounting firm, EK Williams. He had been a member of Calvary Baptist Church in South Bend for 56 years and First Baptist Church in Plainfield for the past three years.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 7th, in Calvary Baptist Church, with Rev. Reed Anderstrom officiating. Committal services and burial will follow at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger. The family will receive friends in the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the services. Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd., is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Sonya Rohrer Muenchen
   Posted Wed October 05, 2016
Aunt Marilyn, Debbie and Doug,

I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Carl. I know he will be missed greatly. Please know that we will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace; and may you be blessed with peace knowing he is in the arms of our Lord.

Blessings to you all,

Steve & Annie Hicks
   Posted Thu October 06, 2016
Dear Marilyn and family:

We are so sorry to hear about Carl's home going but we know he is with his Lord forever. We will be out of town for his service but please know we will be thinking of all of you. We have had the honor to know Carl and his dear family for many years and he will surely be missed. However, we all have the assurance that we will all see him again and no more parting forever. Our love to all of you,

Steve & Annie

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