Northern Indiana Unit 154
American Contract Bridge League
District 12

South Bend
Monthly Newsletter

Northwest Indiana Newsletter



Wayne Carpenter, Chesterton & Laverne Niksch, Portage: 71.53% 2/6
Don & Rose Ferguson, Fort Wayne:
70% 2/20
Joe Chin, Highland & Yuan Hsu, Hammond:
70.51% 2/24
Chuck Tomes, Valparaiso & Don Giedemann, Valparaiso:
72.92% 3/14
Dave Bigler, Hobart & Mike Brissette, Gary:
71.11% 3/17
Tom Hallum, Mishawaka & Suzanne Watson, South Bend: 71.25% 3/2/18
Elaine DeLaney, South Bend & Chris Habegger, Bristol:
72.5% 3/9/18
John and Tricia Killeen, Mishawaka:
70.83% 3/22
Don & Rose Ferguson, Fort Wayne
71% 3/27

WINI MORSCHES of Columbia City , was a constant source to strive and to soar. She was slight in stature but huge in heart, beautiful inside and out, artistically accomplished, and humble. Wini was a true lady who was always able to prioritize her choices to accommodate the ones she loved. Her family was her pride and joy and they could never doubt their importance in her life. The world is a better place for knowing such a lovely lady. As 7 NT is a grand slam, Wini Morsches was a Grand Lady. She will be missed.

FAYE ANDERSON of Schererville has passed away at the age of 98. She was a long-time devotee of the fascinating game of bridge until failing vision and a myriad of health issues prevented her from continuing on. She vowed that she would play bridge until she became a Silver Life Master (with 168 more points to go) or until she became 100 years. Sad to say - she didn't fulfill either aspiration.

It was never in her original plans to become a Life Master, but one day her partner,
Barbara Walczak, suggested to her,"Let's hop a plane to Reno (notice her Reno shirt) and
get started on our Life Master gold." She entered the adventure spiritedly. They traveled to many places in the next nine months, until they had their 25 gold. They even had the thrill of playing against Eddie Wold, Marcand Mikein a team game at Lake Geneva.

Faye was feisty (in an amiable way) and had a fun-loving teasingpersonality endearing her to everyone. A previous director called her"Bulldog" - and I think she liked her nickname.

One of Faye's biggest regrets was that, as much as she desired to, she was not able to go to college. It was the 1930s and there were 12 children in the family, and there were no financial resources to make that happen. Unfortunately, her potential was never fully realized. She was a smart lady!

6/28/26 - 3/2/18

Nora Mae Allen, 91, of Elkhart, played at the South Bend Bridge Club some years ago on the 399er side of the room.She was always gracious, and we are sorry to see that she will no longer be with us.

7/1/29 -

Dick Klitzke, 88,was a formidable partner and opponent who seemed to come up with just the right bid and play. He and his wife, Doris, were regulars at the South Bend club for many years.He was a Silver Life Master but played like a Diamond LM.  We will miss his gentleness and smile.