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Berniece E. Umbaugh

April 24, 1923 — April 22, 2023

Berniece E. Umbaugh, 99, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.

Born on April 24, 1923 in South Bend, Indiana she was the daughter of Henry J. and A. Louise (Wolter) Samuelson. She attended West High School graduating with the class of 1941. Berniece also took her nurses training from Augustana Hospital in Chicago, ILL.

On April 21, 1946 she married Arnold “Dick” Umbaugh at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Donaldson. Plymouth.

Nursing was her passion. Early on she worked in various nursing capacities, but her pride was in helping to establish and head the Critical Care Unit at Parkview Hospital in Plymouth where she worked for over 30 years,

She is survived by her sons: Mark (Suzanne) Umbaugh of Argos; David (Vainca) Umbaugh of Pebble Beach, CA; Daniel (Barbara) Umbaugh of Carmel, IN; grandchildren: Jeff (Sarah) Umbaugh, Jennifer (Jon) Kingston, Jeremy (Gabriella) Umbaugh, Joshua (Erin) Umbaugh, Noa Umbaugh, Anna (Robbie) Witzig, Katie (Tyson) Aschliman, Laura (Brandt) Booram, Lydia (Bob) Fox.

Berniece is preceded in death by her parents, husband Dick, sister Claire Amor, brother John Samuelson, infant brother Ralph Samuelson and granddaughter Sarah Umbaugh.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 28, 2023 from 10-12 pm at Catherine Kasper Life Center Chapel, 9601 Union Rd, Donaldson, IN 46513. Mass of a Christian burial will immediately follow with Fr. John Zemelko officiating.

Burial will take place in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Donaldson.
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