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Dorothy A. (Kovatch) Van Pelt

Born: Sat., Oct. 19, 1935
Died: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Tue., Jan. 24, 2017
Location: Hanley and Sons

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Tue., Jan. 24, 2017
Location: Hanley and Sons

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Dorothy A. Van Pelt, 81, passed away on Friday, January 20th in her home after an extended illness. Dorothy was born on October 19, 1935 in South Bend to the late Michael and Mary H. (Horvath) Kovatch.

 She was married on May 2, 1970 to Louis Van Pelt in South Bend. Louis preceded her in death on May 11, 2003. Dorothy was also preceded in death by her brothers Michael and Paul Kovatch, her son William M. Lowry and her son-in-law, Larry Platz.

 Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Susan M. Platz of South Bend and her son and daughter-in-law, Robert R. (Brenda) Lowry, Jr of Mishawaka, granddaughters, Lacey Platz and Kathryn (James) Waymouth and great-grandchildren Sophia and Callum all of South Bend.

She loved being with her family, especially her loving grandkids, being with friends, going out to eat, playing bingo and loved animals.

 Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 24th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Hanley and Sons Funeral Home “Southwest Chapel” located at St. Rd. 23/Ireland Road, South Bend. Funeral Service will be at 1:00 PM in the funeral home with Pastor Tim Stewart officiating. Burial will follow at Sumption Prairie Cemetery, South Bend.

 The family request memorial contributions be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Shriners Hospital for Children Chicago Unit, 2211 North Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60707-3393.

 The HANLEY and Sons Funeral Home handled arrangement, services and extend its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Van Pelt family.

 Condolences may be expressed online through our website: www.hanleyandsonsfueralhomes.com

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Odette Maxian
   Posted Mon January 23, 2017
Dear Susan,
I am so very sorry for your loss and will keep you and your family in my prayers. Again, I am terribly sorry.


Mike and Donna Coy
   Posted Mon January 23, 2017
Bob and family So very sorry for your loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. Mike and Donna

Jeanne Jones
   Posted Mon January 23, 2017

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With our deepest sympathy. Your friends at Total Rv.

Jeanne Jones
   Posted Mon January 23, 2017
Bob you were a wonderful example of what a son should be. Just know she is always with you.

Judy and Tom Berg
   Posted Mon January 23, 2017
We are very sorry for your loss, Susan. No matter what, it's hard to lose your mother.

Heidi Van Pelt
   Posted Tue January 24, 2017
Thinking of you guys today.

Chambers Family
   Posted Tue January 24, 2017
My condolences to you and your family for the loss of your dear loved one. Losing a loved one is a distressing and painful time. We have assurance from God’s word at Psalm 34:18 that he is near to those brokenhearted and he saves those crushed in spirit. It is my hope that your family will find strength to endure during the days ahead.

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