Lawrence P. Berreth

May 17, 1937 ~ April 19, 2020 (age 82)


Lawrence “Larry” Berreth, 82, of Mishawaka, passed away at 5:10 pm on April 19, 2020, at Golden Living Center, Mishawaka.

Larry was born May 17, 1937 in Mishawaka to the late Henry and Clara (Weber) Berreth. In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Michael; his son, Christopher; and a grandson, Thijs Kraakman.

Larry is survived by his wife of 35 years, Aniela Murphy Berreth, two daughters, Christina (Pieter) Kraakman of Ft. Wayne and Anita (Thomas) Shultz of South Bend; three step children, Melissa (Anthony) Murphy-Petros of Chicago, IL, Brendan Murphy of Whitestown, IN, and Kieran Murphy of Chicago; two sisters, Joyce (Tom) Weirich of Mishawaka and Judy (Bill) Martin of South Bend; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Larry retired after 20 years with Dodge Manufacturing and then spent another 20 years driving school bus for PHM Schools. He was a life-long member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mishawaka. Larry was active with Boy Scouts of America for most of his adult life and served as scout master and unit commissioner. He also served on the board of the Mishawaka Res. He enjoyed playing euchre, fishing, camping and traveling anyplace off the beaten path, including four memorable trips to Europe.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Saturday, July 25, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 225 S. Mill Street, Mishawaka, with Rev. Christopher Lapp officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Mishawaka.

Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:30 am Saturday in Goethals & Wells Funeral Home, Mishawaka.

Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Catholic Church or Mishawaka Res.

Please wear face masks to the visitation and funeral.



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July 25, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Goethals & Wells Funeral Home
503 W. 3rd Street
Mishawaka, IN 46544

Mass of Christian Burial
July 25, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
225 S. Mill Street
Mishawaka, IN 46544


St. Joseph Catholic Church
225 S. Mill Street, Mishawaka IN 46544

Mishawaka Res
13950 Scout Lane, Mishawaka IN 46544

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