Irene V. (Vaghy) Lusk

Born: Sat., Feb. 27, 1926
Died: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017

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 Irene V. Lusk

Feb. 27, 1926 - Jan. 20, 2017

SOUTH BEND - Irene V. Lusk, 90, of South Bend passed away Friday, January 20th in Healthwin Specialized Care surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Lusk was born February 27, 1926 in South Bend to the late Mary (Wilfing) and Joseph Vaghy and was a lifetime area resident. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Lillian Baloun. She is survived by her daughter, Leann Rybicki (Todd) of South Bend; son, Alan Lusk (Alice Isaacson) of South Bend; five grandchildren, Zachary Lusk (Abby), Elliot Lusk (Becca), Grace Lusk (Will Hagel), Hannah Rybicki and Emma Rybicki; one great-granddaughter, Caroline Lusk; four stepsons, Fred Lusk (Karen) of Carmel, IN, James Lusk (Pat) of Avon, IN, David Lusk (Esther) of Lake Lure, NC, and Harry Lusk of Westfield, IN; and many step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Irene worked as the Administrative Assistant for over 20 years in the Art Department of St. Mary's College. She enjoyed working with the students along with other faculty members. Her greatest joys in life were being around her grandchildren and seeing them become young adults.

Private graveside services will be held. Welsheimer Family Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at

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Deborah Northam & Len Northam
   Posted Sat January 28, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Debbie & Len

Pamela Wilfing
   Posted Mon January 30, 2017
My family wishes to send our condolences to your family at the death of your mother. I am married to a Wilfing, who was Irene's first cousin once removed. When my father-in-law, Rudy Wilfing, passed away, we found many pictures of Irene's mother and her extended family. I talked with Irene several times as I worked on the Wilfing family tree. She was very kind and helpful, and even mailed me a few family pictures too. I in turn sent her copies of the pictures we found. We talked a few times, and she was always very gracious in response to my questions about her mother & father. Please know our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Pamela Wilfing