Lula Belle Demske

August 18, 1941 ~ February 4, 2020 (age 78)


Lula Belle Demske, age 78, of Mishawaka, passed away at her residence surrounded by her loving family at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

Lula Belle was born August 18, 1941 in Butler, Tennessee to the late David Arthur and Lue Venia (Dugger) Caldwell.

On October 5, 1963, in LaPorte, Indiana, she married Mr. Donald Gene Demske. He preceded her in death in April of 1992. She was also preceded in death by a son, Carl, October of 2019; and by four sisters, Ruth, Linda, Brenda and Virginia; and one brother, Edwin.

Surviving are her sons, Charles Demske of South Bend and Ronald Demske of Osceola; her daughters, Deborah Brown and her husband Kevin of Mishawaka and Dianna Collins and her husband Ryan of Granger. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Nathan Clements, Joshua Demske and his wife Stephanie, Dustin Brown and his wife Jaime, Cody Van Lue and his wife Cheyenne, Kimberly Morrow, Tyler Brown, McCaela Demske, Austin Collins, Kaytlyn Collins and Jonathan Demske; twelve great grandchildren, Cheyenne, Briar, Jessie and Katie Demske, Liam, Leighton, Harrison and Christopher Brown, Haven, Kinsley and Abigail Van Lue, and Aiden Wright ; two brothers, Roger Caldwell of Mountain City, Tennessee and Johnny Caldwell and his wife Leslie of Hampton, Tennessee.   

Lula Belle was a member of Twin City Baptist Church. She was an Elvis Presley fan to the extreme and loved going to Elvis’ shows. She enjoyed MDA motorcycles rides. She also enjoyed fishing and mushroom hunting but her favorite hobby was spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Services will be held 11 am Monday, February 10, in Goethals & Wells Funeral Home, 503 W. 3rd Street, Mishawaka, with Pastor Jerry Bell officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.

Visitation is from 2 – 5 pm Sunday in the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Center for Hospice Care.


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February 9, 2020

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Goethals & Wells Funeral Home
503 W. 3rd Street
Mishawaka, IN 46544

Funeral Service
February 10, 2020

11:00 AM
Goethals & Wells Funeral Home
503 W. 3rd Street
Mishawaka, IN 46544


Center for Hospice Care (Hospice Foundation)
501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka IN 46545

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