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Donald Bice Sr.

December 5, 1933 — December 14, 2023

Syracuse

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Donald D. Bice, Sr., age 90, passed away on December 14 surrounded by loved ones at his home on Dewart Lake, Syracuse.  Don was a beloved husband, father, Potchy (grandfather), son, brother, leader, mentor and friend.

Don was born on December 5, 1933 in Mishawaka, to Leo and Rose (Perrot) Bice. He grew up in Mishawaka and graduated in 1952 from Mishawaka High School. He married Monica R. Trytko on April 19, 1958, in South Bend. She preceded him in death in 2019.

After graduating from high school, he served two years in the United States Army, and then spent four years as an apprentice at Studebaker Automotive in South Bend. Over the course of the next 27 years, Don worked at several foundries including Great Lakes Foundry, Dalton Foundry, and AM General. He moved to the Milford/Syracuse area in 1969 and, in 1985, he founded Warsaw Engineering & Fabricating with his good friend and partner Jim Weaver.

Don is survived by four children: Donald (Barbara) Bice, Jr. of Milford, Kathy (Andrew) Brown of Syracuse, Carl “Buddy” (Penny) Bice of Cortez FL and Keith (Heather) Bice of Indianapolis; 8 grandchildren: Justin Bice, Sage Bice, Tom Brown, Eric Brown, Alyssa Brown (Branscum), Caroline Bice, Carter Bice, Camille Bice, and 6 Great Grandchildren. He is also survived by  two sisters, Colleen Kubacki of Mishawaka and Jayne Dregits of Elkhart.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters,  Ninamae Paul and Rosemary Nowicki, and by his brother Roger Bice.

Titus Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, is entrusted with care of Don, and the Bice Family Visitation will be held there on Sunday, December 17 from Noon to 3 p.m. Beginning at 3 p.m., Don’s niece, Cara Burke, will officiate the funeral service.  A private burial will take place the following day.

Preferred memorials may be given to the St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church Building Fund, 6941 E. Waco Dr., Syracuse, IN 46567 or Goshen Home Care & Hospice, 1147 Professional Dr, Goshen, IN 46526.

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Visitation

Sunday, December 17, 2023

12:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Sunday, December 17, 2023

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Monday, December 18, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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