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Stephen L. Estes

June 3, 1946 ~ September 18, 2020 (age 74)


Stephen L. Estes, 74, of South Bend, formerly of Elkhart, died peacefully at his home on Friday, September 18, 2020 surrounded by his 3 children.

He was born June 3, 1946 in Elkhart to the late Richard W. and Delores M. (Replogle) Estes Sr.  Stephen was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard W. Estes Jr. and a son-in-law, Kevin Carey.

He is survived by three children: Andrea (John) Ham of Cleveland, OH, Thomas (Lisa) Estes of Elkhart and Angela Carey of Cleveland.  Also surviving are four grandchildren; Amber, Julia, Bethani and John Jr. as well as two great grandchildren; Lea and Jay.

After graduating from high school, Stephen enlisted in the Army National Guard where he served for six years.  He was employed as a tool and die maker, most recently working for Champion Tool and Engineering in Mishawaka. Stephen was a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Elkhart.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and woodworking in his spare time.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.  Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial contributions in memory of Stephen may be made to Elara Caring Hospice 2515 Bendix Drive Suite 100 South Bend, IN 46628.

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