In Memory

Barbara Lynn Akemon (Demeulenaere) - Class Of 1981


Washington 1981 Barbara Lynne (Akemon) Demeulenaere

Sept. 8, 1963 - May 22, 2016

SOUTH BEND - Barbara Lynne Demeulenaere, 52, of South Bend, Indiana, passed away at 8:45 p.m. Sunday, May 22, 2016, in her home. Barbara was born on September 8, 1963, in South Bend, to Clay and Sandy (Earley) Akemon. Barbara was a graduate of Washington High School and Southwestern Michigan College. She had been employed as a computer programmer. On January 7, 2000, in South Bend, she married Israel A. Demeulenaere, who survives. Barbara is also survived by her daughter, Sydney, at home; two stepdaughters, Taylor and Sierra Demeulenaere, both of Canada; one sister, Pamela Akemon of East Hampton, Massachusetts; one brother, Scott (Emily) Akemon of Oakland, California; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Irene Demeulenaere; her sister-in-law, Megan (Darren) Weatherby; six brothers-in-law, Adam (Donna) Demeulenaere, Nicholas Demeulenaere, Ryan (fiancée Kristen) Demeulenaere, Tyler Demeulenaere, Kylie Demeulenaere, and Jordan Demeulenaere; and her nieces and nephews, Alex, Nathan and Alisa Demeulenaere; Jenelle and Wesley Weatherby; and Chloe and Mary Akemon. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers-in-law, Jason and Joshua Demeulenaere. A Celebration of Barbara's Life will take place from 2 until 6 p.m. Sunday, June 5, 2016, in the Hurwich Farms Pavilion at St. Patrick's County Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to any local animal shelter in Barb's name. Kaniewski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To send online condolences, please visit

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