Lucille Marie (Svestka) Dommer

Born: Mon., Jun. 27, 1927
Died: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Feb. 09, 2020
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Graveside Service

12:00 PM Mon., Feb. 10, 2020
Location: Woodlawn Cemetery

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Lucille Marie Dommer, 92, passed away peacefully at 10:00 pm. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, in Hamilton Grove Care facility, New Carlisle, IN. Prior to living in the Hamilton Grove Community, she lived in North Judson, Indiana for 41 years, coming from Chicago, IL. In 2006, she moved to Mishawaka to be closer to her daughter Corinne. She retired from Thermo Products in North Judson, IN, as secretary to the CEO of the company. She also worked as a secretary in the North Judson-San Pierre school system for many years.

Lucy was born in Chicago, IL. On June 27, 1927 to the late Marie (Tupa) Bensfield and Edward J. Svestka. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph D. Dommer on July 5, 1961. They were married May 24, 1952 in Chicago, IL.

Surviving are her daughter, Corinne (Bill) Flanagan of Granger, son, Keith (LeAnn) Dommer of Wanatah, IN., five grandchildren, Amber (Tim) Strong of Knox, IN., Christopher (Jeni Vandygriff) Flanagan of Niles, Kevin (Mallory) Flanagan of Murfreesboro, TN, Paul (Leslie) Flanagan of Ooltewah, TN., and Mary Kathryn Flanagan of Nashville, TN., six great-grandchildren, Alexa, Jaden, Emma, and Sadie Strong of Knox, IN, Layla Flanagan of Murfreesboro, TN, and Faith Flanagan of Ooltewah, TN. She was anxiously awaiting her 7th great grandchild, due in July 2020. She is also survived by her brother, Edward (Mary) Svestka of Branson, Missouri.

Family and friends will be received from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST, Sunday, February 9, 2020, at Welsheimer Family Funeral Home, 17033 Cleveland Road, South Bend. A graveside service and burial will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery, 7500 W. Cermak Road, Forest Park, Illinois on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 12 noon CST.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dunes Hospice, 4711 Evans Ave., Valparaiso, IN, 46383.

The family would like to thank the staff of Hamilton Grove Care Unit and the Dunes Hospice for their loving care of their mother and grandmother. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at

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

Dunes Hospice
4711 Evans Ave., Valparaiso, IN, 46383

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Pam Lucas Stalbaum
   Posted Sat February 08, 2020
Keith and Corinne and families.
My thoughts are with all of you as you say goodbye to your mom.
I have many happy memories of our childhood being friends and
Love to you and know I’m thinking of you all.
Pam Lucas Stalbaum

Herman Knoll
   Posted Sat February 08, 2020
Dear Corinne & Keith,

I just saw that your mother passed away. She was truly a very special lady and I am very sorry for your loss. She and both of you were very special in our lives while we were in North Judson. On behalf of Sandy and myself we want to express our condolences to you. We were all fortunate to have Lucy in our lives and you were especially fortunate to have her as your mother.

Herman Knoll

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