In Memory

Jonathan D Kuskye - Class Of 1974

LaSalle 1974 Jonathan D Kuskye

Sep. 17, 1956 - Aug. 12, 2016

SOUTH BEND - Jonathan D. Kuskye, age 59, passed away in his residence on August 12, 2016. He was born on September 17, 1956 to Charles R. and Helen (Rotge) Kuskye in South Bend.

He attended LaSalle High School and shortly after worked in roofing with his father. He owned and operated Kuskye Roofing for a significant portion of his life. John then worked at AM General until he suffered a disability causing him to retire early. He enjoyed the outdoors; hunting, fishing in Canada with his father, long walks in the local woods, along with mushroom hunting. He enjoyed camping as well as attending the yearly Indian Powwows with his daughter, Krista Kuskye.

Jonathan was a loving and generous father, uncle and grandfather. His love for animals was immense; throughout the years he has cared for dogs, cats, horses, birds, geese, rabbits, guinea pigs, mice and more. Jonathan even tamed the backyard squirrels and fed them by hand. His playful character was abundant and he had a knack for getting others to have a good laugh. He also enjoyed playing his movie trivia game with others and had an eclectic love for music.

John was preceded in death by his father, Charles, stepfather, John Wolf, brother in-law, Doug Weiss, and half-sister, Constance. He is survived by his daughter, Krista Kuskye(Neal Grice), grandson, Isaiah who he cherished and adored, and son, David Rigdon, all of South Bend IN, mother, Helen Wolf, sisters, Deborah Kuskye, Janet (David) Pace, all of North Liberty, half-brother Andrew (Debbie) Wolf of Bremen IN, stepmother, Rita Kuskye, stepsisters, Cheryl (Bill) Hilton of Wasilla, AK, Lori (John Landrum) Corpe, and stepbrother, Mark (Sheryl) Skibinski of Mishawaka IN along with many nieces and nephews.

Per John's request cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Friday, August 19, 2016 from noon to 3:00 PM with services to follow at Palmer-Guisinger Funeral Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan St., South Bend, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of John may be offered to the family c/o Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan St. South Bend, IN 46614. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.

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