Tammy Denise Nard, 59, a longtime resident of Mishawaka, passed away peacefully into God’s presence on Thursday, January 28, 2021. Tammy was born on July 20, 1961, in South Bend, Indiana to the late Earl and Emma (Jackson) Nard. Also preceding her in death are her sister Rita Nard Bice; and brothers-in-law, Rick Bice and Bob Frederick. Tammy is survived by her sisters, Glenda Frederick, Wanda (Jim) McClish, Jo Ann (Pat) McCullough; brother, Larry Nard; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Family was very dear to Tammy and she fiercely loved everyone.
She was a graduate of Mishawaka High School and was a “true Caveman” through and through. Tammy frequently attended the football games and was an avid fan. She also enjoyed visiting family in Alabama and was a big Alabama football fan as well. As a child, she would ride her bike all over the neighborhood and spent countless summer days at Mary Gibbard pool. You could also find Tammy at local concerts and attending the county fair every year. Growing up, she developed a strong friendship with the late Pastor Adolf (Jamae) Lacy, who nicknamed her “Sam.” This special relationship was a source of smiles and comfort. As a young adult she was employed at Logan Industries, working there faithfully for many years. She was a fixture in the area and never met a stranger. She could talk to anyone, developing sweet friendships along the way.
If you had the pleasure of knowing Tammy, you knew she was possibly the biggest Elvis fan of all time. She owned innumerable pieces of memorabilia, including all the movies and music. Her rooms were decorated with lamps, posters, and everything in between! Tammy was always happy to tell anyone about her passion for Elvis and the joy his music brought to her life.
Tammy was loved by many and will be greatly missed, but she leaves behind a powerful example of how to live a simple, happy, and passionate life.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, February 6, 2021, at Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W. 8th St. Mishawaka. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Logan Community Resources, attn: Logan Industries at www.logancenter.org. The family would also like to express gratitude to the staff of BellTower Health and Rehabilitation Center and Grace Hospice for the wonderful care they provided.
Due to current public health and safety standards for COVID-19, social distancing will be enforced and masks required.
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