Charlotte Lipsky Ford, of South Bend

Published 9:19 am Thursday, April 10, 2014

Charlotte J. Lipsky Ford, 67, of South Bend died Saturday April 5, 2014, in Memorial Hospital.

Charlotte Ford

Charlotte Ford

She was born Jan. 15, 1947, in South Bend to the late Edward and Frances (Cihak) Lipsky. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Gordon James Lipsky and Edward John Lipsky.

Charlotte is survived by her children, Paula Ford of South Bend, Paul Ford (Kerstin Rogers) of South Bend, Rob Stickler (Amy) of Warren, Ind., and Steve Stickler (Kim) of Elkhart; and three grandchildren, Kyle Adams, Victoria Ziemniak and Matthew Stickler.

Charlotte retired from Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. as a Commercial Claims Specialist after 17 years of service. She was a devout Christian, was a member of Christian Center and volunteered at the school and church. She loved horseback riding and playing darts at VFW Post 9820. She was an avid cruise person and looked forward to all those adventures.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola. Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 13 the Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions for Charlotte may be made to any Wells Fargo Bank to the Charlotte Ford Memorial Account to defray funeral expenses. Email condolences may be made at