Wilfried R. "Wil" Vaerewyck

Born: Tue., Jan. 5, 1943
Died: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Dec. 21, 2017
Location: Christ the King Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Thu., Dec. 21, 2017
Location: Christ the King Catholic Church

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 Wilfried R. “Wil” Vaerewyck, 74, of South Bend passed away in his home at
9:45 a.m. on Sunday, December 17, 2017.
Wil was born on January 5, 1943, in Beveren Waas, Belgium, the son of
Rene C. and Josee M. (DeDobbelaer) Vaerewyck, who predeceased him.
The family came to the United States when he was four, settling first in
Mishawaka before making their home in South Bend. Wil was a 1962
graduate of John Adams High School and worked for the South Bend
Community School Corporation for over 30 years.
On January 20, 1968, Wil married Sharlene Kerr and she survives. He is
also survived by their daughter, Jennifer (Joe) Vermillion of Terre Haute, his
grandson, Joey Vermillion of Terre Haute, sister, Agnes Rosebrook of
Mishawaka, brother, Michael (Wanda) Vaerewyck of Edwardsburg, sister-inlaw,
Sandra Woltman of Mishawaka and brother-in-law Steve (Lois) Kerr of
Mishawaka as well as several nieces and nephews. He was also
preceded in death by a brother, George Vaerewyck, and two brothers-in-law,
Kenneth Woltman and James Rosebrook. Wil was an avid Notre Dame fan where he and Sharlene were longtime season ticket holders for Notre Dame Women’s basketball games, and was a member of S’ Wheaton Rescues and Adoption Inc., Kansas City, MO.
Services are at Christ the King Catholic Church (52473 Indiana State Road
933, South Bend, Indiana, 46637) Thursday, December 21, 2017, with
visitation at 10:00 a.m. and Mass of Catholic Burial at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Michael Belinsky C.S.C. officiating.
The family wishes to extend their deepest thanks to the Center for Hospice
Care with special thanks to Nicole, Danielle, Mary and Jenny. The past 13
months would not have been possible without your gracious assistance and
loving care.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Center for Hospice Care,
501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN, 46545. Welsheimer Family Funeral is assisting with arrangements. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at www.welsheimer.com

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

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

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Jerry Radtke
   Posted Wed December 20, 2017
Jennifer, Your Dad was a wonderful person.

Joe DeKever
   Posted Fri December 22, 2017
Dear Family of Wil:

I went to grade school with Will at St. Bavo's in Mishawaka. I remember him well. Prayers offered.

Debbie & Barbara Kuykendall
   Posted Sat December 30, 2017
We would like to send our thoughts and prayers to your family during this difficult time. Will was such a nice person. God bless you all.