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Alice Irene Vescelus

December 7, 1927 — November 24, 2023

Elkhart, IN

Friends of Alice Irene Vescelus  will be received at Grace Lutheran Church on December 7 from 9-12 with the Celebration of Life Service at 1pm.  Burial will follow at Rice Cemetery.  She passed away Saturday, November 24, 2023, at Hubbard Hill Healthcare surrounded by love from family and caring staff.

Irene, as she was known to many, was born December 7, 1927, to Albert and Louise (Darry) Engelhardt of Elkhart.  She was married to her high school sweetheart Kenneth Vescelus on August 3, 1947, until his passing September 21, 1999.  She was predeceased by daughters Laura and Janis.  She will be remembered for her love of family and friends and never complaining of life’s many challenges.

Surviving family members include sons Michael (Karen) and Christopher (Jennifer), grandchildren Peter, Craig, and Jackson Vescelus, Nicole Conrad, and Jamin and Clint Lentz, and 8 great-grandchildren.  Her older sister Edith Sparks also survives.  She and Kenny were charter members of the former Redeemer Lutheran Church, and she also worked 16 years at Adams and Westlake and 14 years at Carpenter.

In appreciation of staff at Hubbard Hill for their highly committed and caring service to Alice, please consider a contribution to their “Santa’s Chimney” fund.  You may give by check to Hubbard Hill, 28070 CR 24 West, Elkhart IN 46516 with Santa’s Chimney and Alice Vescelus in memo field.  To contribute on line, please use .  From the menu, click Contact, Giving, Give with Card, complete the form, and designate “Santa’s Chimney.”

Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd, Elkhart, IN 46514 is assisting the Vescelus family. Online condolences may be made at


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28070 CR # 24, Elkhart IN 46517

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