Doris A. (Sossoman) Paturalski

Published 9:15 am Monday, April 1, 2019

Dec. 5, 1922 — March 24, 2019

Doris A. (Sossoman) Paturalski, 96, passed away at 12:53 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Trailpoint Village in South Bend.

Doris was born on Dec. 5, 1922, in South Bend, to the late Elmer and Beryl (Dickey) Sossoman. On Oct. 12, 1946, in Christ the King Catholic Church, in South Bend, Doris married Bert J. Paturalski, and he passed away on May 24, 2001. She was also preceded in death by sisters, Bertha Michele, Virginia Engle, Mary Paturalski and Irene Abbott; and a brother, Elmer Sossoman, Jr.

Doris A. (Sossoman) Paturalski

Doris is survived by her four children, Marlene (Gary) Kachur, of Niles, Raymond (Kathy) Paturalski, of Buchanan, Sharon (Gary) Thomas, of Berrien Springs, and Roy (Becky) Paturalski, of Buchanan. Doris is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Lisa (Jason) Piatek, of Rockford, Michigan, Christopher (Sarah) Kachur, of West Yellow Stone, Montana, Peter (Kelley Hutchins) Kachur, of Oahu, Hawaii, Jennifer (Mike) Leavitt, of St. John’s, Michigan, Brian (Peggy) Paturalski of Plant City, Florida, Jason (Sarah) Paturalski of Buchanan, Bethany (Craig) Bellington, of Buchanan, Matthew Crocker, of Asheville, North Carolina, Katie (Ryan) Stark, of Niles, and Tara (Josh) Hardy, of Buchanan; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Doris had been employed at Ball Band (Uniroyal) and many years at Gary’s Greenhouse in Niles before her retirement. Doris was active in the Rosary Society of St. Mary’s Church, the Knights of Columbus Ladies Council #553 in South Bend. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo. Her favorite hobbies were crocheting, making many doilies anf gardening flowers and vegetables, which she canned. She enjoyed traveling with Bert to Army reunion gatherings around the nation.

Family and Friends may gather at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019, where visitation will take place one hour prior to the Mass. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Halbritter-Wickens Funeral Home, 615 E. Main St., Niles, has been entrusted with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Harbor Light Hospice 1820 E. Day Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545 or the Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or St. Mary Catholic Church 219 S. State St., Niles, MI 49120.

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