Friday, September 05, 2003
Bernard F. “Bernie” Scheetz, 84, a resident of 725 Randolph St. Plymouth, died at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday, November 25, 2003 in the Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth. Bernie’s death is being attributed to complications of a stroke which he experienced on October 18th of this year. Born in Rensselaer, Indiana, on December 8, 1918, he was the son of George T. and Clara Maguire Scheetz. In 1926 the family moved to Plymouth where Bernie graduated from the Lincoln High School in 1937.
On December 26, 1939, in St. Michael Catholic Church he married Harriet J. Haddock, who survives. They wo uld have soon marked 64 years of married life together.
Bernie served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He would then be involved with his father-in-law, C.E. Haddock for 17 years as they operated the Haddock & Scheetz Construction Co. Aside from being simply a gentleman, Bernie will be best know for the chicken he and partner Dick Kreighbaum served up over a 22 year period as co-owner of the popular Culver Corner Tavern.
Bernie was a dedicated member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Plymouth, acting as codirector of “Harvest House” seniors group. He was a member of American Legion Post 27, Moose Lodge 741, Plymouth Kiwanis Club and Friends of Ancilla.
An avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and Notre Dame, Bernie also enjoyed following his son Tom’s coaching of the Girls Jr./Sr. basketball program at Lagrange, Indiana.
Survivors include his wife, Harriet, son Thomas E. Scheetz of Lagrange; two grandchildren, David M. Scheetz of Indianapolis and Traci A. & Chris Blaize of Wolcottville, Ind. and great granddaughter, Kathryn Jane.
A sister Margaret Cox survives along with a niece Carol and Phil Beatty, a nephew John and Patti Coyer all of Plymouth and several great nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St. Plymouth on Friday from 4 – 8 p.m.
A scripture service will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 29, 2003 in St. Michael Catholic Church, 625 N. Center St. Plymouth. Burial will follow in the New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth. Friday, September
Memorial gifts in Bernie’s memory may be made to the Marshall County Community Foundation – St. Michael Tuition Assistance Fund, 2701 N. Michigan St. Plymouth, Indiana 46563 or the South Bend Center For The Homeless, 813 S. Michigan St., South Bend, Indiana 46624.