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Rose Ann (Malcer) Russ

September 2, 1924 — September 14, 2022

Rose Ann Russ, 98, of La Porte, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at The Caring Cottage, South Bend.

Rose was born on September 2, 1924 in Michigan City, IN, to Ignatz and Pauline (Putz) Malcer.

On October 19, 1946, she married Stanley Russ who preceded her in death on September 3, 1989.  Surviving Rose are her children, Jim (Mary Pat) Russ of South Bend, Mike Russ of CA, Paulette (George) Bradburn of MO, Ron (Linda) Russ of IL, and Marybeth (Barry) Mahal of SC; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.  Rose was the last of the Malcer/Russ generation.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, David Russ; 6 sisters; and 2 brothers.

Rose was a homemaker, who enjoyed gardening and Polka dancing for the La Porte parade and special events.  She was the owner of  The Russ' Wedding Service Business, providing invitations and  announcements.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 19, 2022 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, La Porte.  Burial will follow at Pine Lake Cemetery.

A time of visitation will be from 4 - 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 201 Bach Street, La Porte, IN 46350; The Caring Cottage Senior Living, 53400 Martin Lane, South Bend, IN 46635; or Polish Falcons, 216 E. Lincolnway, La Porte, IN 46350.

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Sunday, September 18, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center

2900 Monroe Street
La Porte, IN 46350

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, September 19, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church

128 Bach Street
La Porte, IN 46350

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