In Memory

Richard Nick Nemes - Class Of 1950

Central1950 Richard Nick Nemes

May. 06, 1932 - Oct. 12, 2016

SOUTH BEND - Richard “ Nick “ J. Nemes, 84, passed away October 12, 2016 in Memorial Hospital.

Richard was born May 6, 1932 in South Bend, to the late Joseph and Helen (Zygulski) Nemes. On May 2, 1964, Richard married the late Ella (Luko) Nemes; she preceded him in death on December 24, 2009.

Survivors of Richard include son, Michael J. (Kathleen) Nemes of South Bend; stepson, Randall (Linda) Heidrich; grandchildren, Tim Nemes and Sara Nielson; step-grandchildren, Robert Raker, Laura Cihak, Bradley Raker and Jennifer Crago; great-grandchildren, Evan Moore, Ethan Nielson, Allison Nielson, Spencer Nielson, Emily Nielson and Kelsey Crago.

Richard served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp. as a Staff Sergeant during the Korean War. He was a graduate of South Bend Central. Richard was a parishioner of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. He was employed with South Bend Toy for 20 years, and then became a mail carrier with the United States Post Office where he retired in 1997 after 30 years. Richard was an avid golfer, he played on a league at Bowlers Country Club for many years. He enjoyed the outdoors, working in his yard and cooking.

Visitation for Richard will be 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Sunday, October 16, 2016 in ST. JOSEPH FUNERAL HOME, 824 S. Mayflower Rd. with a Rosary to be prayed at 4:30 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am, Monday, October 17, 2016 in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 3526 St. Johns Way, South Bend, IN 46628.

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South Bend, IN 46619-2232

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Published in South Bend Tribune on Oct. 15, 2016