Eric M. Kime

Eric M. Kime
Oct. 2, 1941 – Nov. 30, 2011
SOUTH BEND — Eric M. Kime, 70, of South Bend, passed away at 10:22 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis, after battling an illness there for eight weeks.
Along with his parents, his first wife, Constance (Connie) Stocker preceded him in death.
He was born Oct. 2, 1941 to the late Donald C. and Katherine (McGowan) Kime in Evansville, graduated from high school in Plymouth in 1959, graduated from South Bend College of Commerce in 1962 and has lived in the South Bend area for 50 years.
Mr. Kime served in the Army National Guard from 1963-1969. 
He was employed at Menards in Mishawaka from 1995-2002. Prior to that, he worked at First Old State Bank in South Bend.  
Dec. 22, 1997, he married Kristie A. (Lightner) Flores in Elkhart. Before his illness, he was very active and enjoyed dancing with his wife.
He was also an avid collector and loved antiques and vintage cars which included membership in the Pioneer Auto Association. He loved the outdoors and loved sail boating and gardening.
He was a friend to many, Eric enjoyed talking and always had time to talk. In addition he was a great listener.
He is survived by his wife, Kristie A. Kime; daughter, Nicolle (Paul) Scott of New Carlisle; stepdaughter, Elena A. Ryback of Livonia, Mich.; stepson, Daniel (Andrea) Flores of Granger; seven grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and a sister, Karna (Edwin) Rymarz of Seattle, Wash.
Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 at Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, South Bend, IN.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 at Kaniewski Funeral Home, South Bend, with Rev. William Rapp officiating. Burial followed in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola, where Military Honors were conducted.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Great Lakes Chapter, 2680 Horizon Dr. SE, Ste 208, Grand Rapids, MI 49546-7500 or email:
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