Dr. Eugene Robert Kuzmic, “Gene”, passed away peacefully in his home July 30, 2018 at the age of 85. Gene was born on September 23, 1932, in South Bend to Victor and Katherine (Busezky) Kuzmic, Sr.. On September 10, 1955 he married Mary Ann Moorman at St. Jude Catholic Church in South Bend. As a dedicated husband and father, Gene will forever be remembered by his loving wife and best friend for 62 years, Mary Ann, and their 11 children: Jeff (Leslie Bloom) Kuzmic; Joseph (Sheila) Kuzmic, their children Michael, MaryGrace, Joey and Katherine; Kim Kuzmic (pre-deceased 1988), her children Christa, Carri and Aaron; Jon (Maria Teresa) Kuzmic, their children Kyle, Dario, and Matthew; Greg (Patricia) Kuzmic, their children Jack, Timothy and Caroline; Victoria Kuzmic; Jeanne (Art) McCann, their children Shane and Lucy; Janine (John) Govert, their children Daniel, Erik, Drew and Alexandra; Judy (Tony) Ragunas, their children Vince and Madeleine; Beth (Ben) Pond, their daughter Addien; and Paul Kuzmic, his children Holly and Jackson. Gene and Mary Ann also have 7 great- grand children. Gene was preceded in death by two brothers, Victor Kuzmic, Jr. and Ralph Kuzmic, and two sisters, Katherine Smessaert and Eleanor D’haenens. Gene was born in South Bend, he graduated from Riley High School, received a Bachelor of Science degree from Butler University, and received his doctor of dental surgery from Indiana University School of Dentistry. After honorably serving as a captain in the United States Air Force, he received his post-doctoral degree in periodontics from the University of Michigan. Gene happily served the Michiana area as a periodontist for nearly five decades, with a northside practice near Notre Dame. Gene was a skilled golfer, carpenter, fisherman, gardener, and story-teller. He also had a special passion for Notre Dame sports. Friends may visit with the family from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, August 3, 2018 at Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan St. South Bend. A Prayer Service will be held at 6:45 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in memory of Gene at Sacred Heart Church, 63568 US-31, South Bend, IN 46614. on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Military graveside and burial will follow at Highland Cemetery, South Bend. Contributions in memory of Gene may be offered to Southern Care Hospice, 310 W. McKinley Avenue, Mishawaka, IN 46545. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com Donations may be made to: Southern Care Hospice 310 W. McKinley Avenue, Suite 340, Mishawaka, IN 46545, AB Tel: 1-574-259-0895
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Dr Eugene R Kuzmic September 23 1932 July 31 2018 (age 85).
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