Eden, Bryan Douglas

Bryan Eden, 52
March 4, 1958 — Sept. 8, 2010

Bryan Douglas Eden, 52, of Heatherton Drive, Granger, Ind., and formerly of Niles, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 at his home unexpectedly but of natural causes.

He was born March 4, 1958 in Niles to Charles Eden and Dorothy (McCormick) Eden. He graduated from Niles High School and lived in Niles most of his life.

He attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. and Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. He attended First Presbyterian Church in Niles, where he was active in the choir and was a solo vocalist. As a young man he enjoyed tennis. He also enjoyed fishing at Indian Lake. He had a large collection of recorded music and movies.

Bryan is survived by his mother, Dorothy Eden of Granger; brother, Don Eden of Niles; nephew, Derek Eden; nieces, Kady Eden and Brea Eden; and several aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Eden, who died in 1996.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 at Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles with Raymond Fulbright of First Presbyterian Church officiating.

Burial will be at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles.

Friends may call beginning at 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Niles Daily Star, Published 11:26pm Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Krueger, Norma L. (Mitchell)

Norma L. Krueger, 82
April 13, 1928 — Sept. 27, 2010

Norma L. Krueger, 82, of Thomson Road in Niles, Mich., died at 5:08 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 2010 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, Ind., following a brief illness.

Mrs. Krueger was born on April 13, 1928 in Niles to Guy LeRoy and Lillie C. (Westerfield) Mitchell. She was a lifetime area resident. Norma retired after 40 years of service from Sundstrand Company in Dowagiac, Mich.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 26 in Niles.

On Aug. 20, 1949 in Niles, she married William F. Krueger, who preceded her in death on Jul 13, 1992.

Mrs. Krueger is survived by their children, Lorraine K. (and Tim) Gaul of Vallego, Calif., Fred L. (and Sharon) Krueger and Scott E. (and Monica) Krueger, both of Niles, eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and brothers, Robert Mitchell and Leon Mitchell, both of Niles.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Bill E. “Billy-Gene” Krueger, who died June 9, 1994.

Funeral services for Norma L. Krueger will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 at Halbritter Funeral home in Niles with Rev. Starley Baker of Full Gospel Assembly in Berrien Springs, Mich., officiating.

Interment will be at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Contributions in memory of Norma may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Niles Daily Star, Published 11:09pm Tuesday, September 28, 2010 

Anglin, Imogene

Imogene Anglin, 75
August 16, 1935 — Sept. 28, 2010

Imogene Anglin, 75

Imogene Anglin, 75, of South Bend, formerly of Niles, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, Sept. 28, 2010 at Healthwin Specialized Care in South Bend.

She was born Aug. 16, 1935 in Steele, Mo. to the late Lummie and Ida Lee (Pitts) Anglin.

Imogene worked for many years in the Green Giant Factory. Imogene enjoyed bowling, playing bingo, camping and crafts. She also enjoyed traveling including many trips to The Holy Land, Nashville and Brown County.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Bobby Anglin.

Imogene is survived by a brother, Frank (Mona) Anglin of Niles; two sisters, Carolyn (Floyd) Vance of Niles and Sabra (H. John) Ferenczi of Lake Alfred, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Audrey Anglin of Niles; and many nieces and nephews.

A time of visitation will be held Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Niles.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home with an interment to follow at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles.

Memorial contributions may be made in Imogene’s memory to the American Cancer Society or American Kidney Fund.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.brownfuneralhomeniles.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Niles.

Niles Daily Star, Published 10:04pm Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pugh, Nancy J. (Harrell)

Nancy J. Pugh, 53
June 20, 1957 — Oct. 1, 2010

Nancy J. Pugh, 53, of Herbert Street in Niles, died 10:02 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 at her home following an extended illness.

She was born June 20, 1957 in Niles to Luther Harrell and Sara (Porsoski) Harrell. She graduated from Brandywine High School and lived in Niles all of her life. She was currently employed at Aacoa Extrusions in Niles.

Nancy enjoyed gardening both flowers and vegetables and camping through Michigan in state parks.

On June 30, 1986 in South Bend, Ind., she married Billy Don Pugh, who survives. She is also survived by son Tim (Tina) Pugh, Seattle, Wash.; daughter Trish (Daryl) Dissinger of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; sons Jeff (Joanna) Pugh and Joshua Pugh, both of Niles; seven grandchildren; parents Luther and Sara Harrell of Niles; brothers Edgar and Jim Harrell of Niles and Steve Harrell of Edwardsburg; sisters LuAnn Sarter of Texas and Becky Nagy of Niles and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 at Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles with Mr. Jason Dillenbeck of Niles officiating. Interment will be at Silverbrook Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions to Hospice At Home are preferred.

Niles Daily Star, Published 12:48am Saturday, October 2, 2010

Schram, Tillie (Checcia)

Tillie Schram, 50
May 15, 1960 — Oct. 5, 2010

Mrs. Schram was born May 15, 1960 in South Bend, Ind. to John T. Hernicz and Lucille Checchia. Tillie graduated from Penn High School in the Class of 1979 and moved to Niles 14 years ago from Mishawaka. She had been employed at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend for 15 years.

She was an avid NASCAR fan and University of Notre Dame football fan. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Tillie was first married to Gregory McDonald and later, on Feb. 9, 2001 in Niles, she married Gerald D. Schram, Jr., who preceded her in death April 20, 2006.

Mrs. Schram is survived by a son, Travis McDonald of Niles; a daughter, Stephanie Manuel of South Bend; three grandchildren; mother, Lucille Knox of Mishawaka; father, John. T. (Marion) Hernicz of South Bend; brother, Brian Knox of Indianapolis, Ind.; sisters, Christine (Al) Sanders of Goshen, Ind., Marla (Nap) Napowocki of Edwardsburg and Lana (Dan) Ford of LaPorte, Ind.; several nephews, nieces and cousins; and her companion of three years, Richard Morrison of Niles.

She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Richard E. Knox, who died Oct. 8, 2009.

Funeral services for Tillie Schram will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles with Pastor Thad Stout of Community Baptist Church in Edwardsburg officiating.

Interment will be at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles.

The family will receive relatives and friends from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Contributions in memory of Tillie may be made to the donor’s choice.

Niles Daily Star, Published 11:32pm Wednesday, October 6, 2010