Barbara Ann (Harwood) Horvath

Born: Thu., May 21, 1953
Died: Thu., Apr. 5, 2018


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Apr. 09, 2018
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Apr. 10, 2018
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

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 Barbara Ann Horvath, 64, of Granger, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018 in her residence. Barbara was born May 21, 1953, in South Bend to the late Frederick Harwood and Leona (Lauby). On December 2, 1972 in South Bend, Barbara (Harwood) married Donald Steven Horvath who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Marc Andrew Horvath of Granger, and Joseph Stephen (Anne) Horvath and granddaughter, Emma Horvath of Fort Mill, South Carolina, , two sisters, Laurie (Harwood) Clark of Niles, and Susan Shisler of Franklin, TN, three brothers, Paul (Kay) Ostrom of Colorado Springs, CO, Chuck (Cheryl) Ostrom of South Bend, and Andrew Harwood of South Bend, sister-in-law, Judith Kay Cauffman of Mishawaka, and seventeen nieces and nephews. Barbara was a graduate of Clay High School and Vogue Beauty College. She was a licensed Pharmacy Technician in the Surgery Department at Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center for 29 years. Barb was everyone's friend and never knew a stranger. She was a kind person and had a love for all animals. She put her heart into everything she did and loved to cook. Her smile and laughter will be remembered by all that knew her. Her passion was her husband, her sons, her granddaughter and her beloved pets Barney and Baby. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 10th, at Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Road, with Rev. Eric Burgener of St. Pius X Catholic Church officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 3:00 until 7:00p.m. Monday, April 9th, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Humane Society of St. Joseph County, 2506 Grape Road, Mishawaka, IN, 46545. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at

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

Humane Society
2506 Grape Rd., Mishawaka, IN 46545

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Adam Ostrom
   Posted Sat April 07, 2018
I have so many wonderful memories of Aunt Barb I cannot begin to write them all down. I am truly heartbroken at not being able to be there with all of you. I hope that our prayers and love can give you all some peace. Love you all.


Adam, Mary Margaret, Alexander and Lucas
Gillette, WY

Adam Ostrom
   Posted Sat April 07, 2018

PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by Adam Ostrom.

For my dear Aunt Barb, you were truly loved by all! Adam, Mary Margaret, Alexander and Lucas Ostrom Gillette, WY

Paul Ostrom
   Posted Sat April 07, 2018
Dearest sister, mom always said you were the easiest one of us six to raise. I remember
helping with all of you. May God bestow His blessings on you.
Loving brother Paul.

Larry & Deb Buzalski
   Posted Sat April 07, 2018
To Don & family it is with a heavy heart that I write this as we know how devastated everyone is. May you all find comfort in your memories & may The Lord hold you in the palm of his hand during this difficult time. As Always, Larry & Deb Buzalski

Robert Cheske
   Posted Sun April 08, 2018

TABLE BASKET was sent by Robert Cheske .

Bless this wonderful woman who was so kind to all. God has a special angel now. Love, the Cheskes

Becca Mead Morse
   Posted Sun April 08, 2018
Sending love to Don & the boys, for the loss of a beautiful woman and friend . Barb & I have been friends since high school she was a very loving lady and a lot of fun. She will be missed by all who knew her. Barb had a special way of putting a smile on your face, she was always happy.

"Beaver" Linda Shafer
   Posted Sun April 08, 2018
Dear Don and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I had not seen Barb in many years but have fond memories of good times had in the past. She was taken much too early but guess God needed a special angel up there with him. Hugs and prayers to all of you.

Paul Ostrom
   Posted Sun April 08, 2018
Don, Marc, Joe, you were blessed with a special angel in your lives. Barb did not
have a mean bone in her body. Words can't describe what a wonderful human being
she was.
God bless her and you guys also.

Paul and Kay

Deborah and Steven Lott
   Posted Mon April 09, 2018
Praying for comfort for the Horvath family during this season of unspeakable loss that everyone can find peace and understanding knowing that Barbara is at this very moment is seated at the right hand of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Billie Lauby
   Posted Mon April 09, 2018


With Love, The West Coast Cousins

Bill & Mary Fisher
   Posted Mon April 09, 2018
Dear Don & Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. From: Bill & Mary Fisher, your neighbors down the street.

Smitty and Mary Ann Swartz
   Posted Mon April 09, 2018
Don & Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Remembering our fun times at the Cass's, Barb always had a Smile and enjoyed in all the fun. Our thoughts are with you through this sad journey.