Ruth (Kahre) Janizak

Born: Sun., Dec. 23, 1928
Died: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Aug. 15, 2017
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Memorial Service

7:00 PM Tue., Aug. 15, 2017
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

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 Ruth Janizak, 88, of New Carlisle, died Friday morning, August 11th in Hamilton Grove. She was born December 23, 1928, in South Bend to the late Hugo Kahre and Martha Derinhaus. On March 31, 1951 she married Daniel F. Janizak who preceded her death in 1996. She is survived by twin daughters Arlene K. Holt and Darlene G. Megyese (Thomas) both of South Bend, three grandchildren Brett D. Voreis (Lucy), Devin T. Megyese, Todd W. Megyese, and one great- grandchild Cora Voreis. Ruth was a retired billing secretary for Bereth Oil Co. from 1982 to 2000. Prior to Bereth she worked at Reith-Riley. Ruth graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1946, and was a member of the Bell Hops high school club. She attended South Bend Business College of Commerce for two years. Ruth enjoyed being with friends and loved playing euchre, bowling, reading and water skiing, she also belonged to a sewing club. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday August 15, 2017 in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd. Friends may visit with the family from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service at 7:00 on Tuesday. The family wishes to thank all the staff and caregivers at Hamilton Grove and Heartland Hospice for their care of their mother. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Society, Heart Association, or Heartland Hospice.
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Charitable donations may be made in Ruth's memory to the following organizations:

American Heart Association of Northern IN
6100 W. 96th St. Indianapolis, IN 46278

Cancer Society of St. Joseph County
130 Red Coach Drive, Mishawaka, IN 46545

Heartland Hospice,
230 W. Catalpa Drive, Suite D, Mishawaka, IN, 46545

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Deb Holden
   Posted Mon August 14, 2017

TABLE BASKET was sent by Myrna Rapp and Family.

In memory of a wonderful life long family friend. Ruth will truly be missed. Our sympathies to Ruth's daughters, Arlene and Darlene, and their families. May fond family memories give you much comfort and peace. With Love, Myrna Rapp and Family (Deb, Dave, Patty, Byron and kids)

Jack and Patti Crothers
   Posted Tue August 15, 2017
Ruth was a wonderful neighbor and friend. We will miss her terribly.

Eileen Clawson
   Posted Tue August 15, 2017
Many fond memories of our time together in Sewing Club. It started as a mending project but really was just a fun way to spend time together. You will be missed my friend.