Darlene J. (Blakeman) Neiswonger

Born: Wed., Sep. 11, 1946
Died: Thu., Jun. 28, 2018


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 06, 2018
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Jul. 06, 2018
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

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 Darlene J. Neiswonger, 71, of South Bend, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Wellbrooke of South Bend. Darlene was born September 11, 1946, in South Bend to the late Donald Blakeman and Veronica (Leszczynski). On February 18, 1967 in South Bend, Darlene married William I. Neiswonger who passed away March 12, 2000. Darlene is survived by her son, Gregg I. Neiswonger, of South Bend, three sisters, Dorene (Randy) Arnold, of South Bend, Bonnie (Steve) Benson, of Centennial, Colorado, and Mollie (Donald) Santaniello, of Bradenton, Florida.
Darlene had worked as a medical assistant at Clay Twp. Clinic for forty years. She was a member of Community Congregational Church, where she sang in the choir and also served as a deaconess. She was an avid reader, enjoyed fishing, soccer, working puzzle books, and was a member of the Modernettes Euchre Club. The family would like to extend a “special thanks” to all the nurses and staff at Wellbrooke who provided her with excellent care and compassion. Darlene was a loving mother, sister, and aunt, who will be dearly missed by all.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 6th, at Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Road, with Rev. Garry Fisher officiating. Burial will follow at Saint Joseph Valley Memorial Park Cemetery, Granger. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wellbrooke of South Bend, 52565 IN 933, South Bend, IN, 46637 or Community Congregational Church, 19671 Cleveland Road, South Bend, IN, 46637. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at www.welsheimer.com.

Charitable donations may be made in Darlene's memory to the following organizations:

Wellbrooke of South Bend
52565 IN 933, South Bend, IN, 46637

Community Congregational Church
19671 Cleveland Rd., South Bend, IN, 46637

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Judy Grice McGuire
   Posted Sat July 07, 2018
Condolences given to family and friends. Fond memories of jr. high and high school days with my good friend, Darlene. We sang in the church choir and shared homework ideas. What a good Christian example for all of us.


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