We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at CFFH
Todd Stewart Isbell, age 54 of South Bend, passed away at Memorial Hospital on July 9, 2022. Todd was born April 26, 1968 in Valparaiso, Indiana to the late James Warren and Nancy Mae (Lantz) Isbell. He was a graduate of Mishawaka High School, class of 1987 and was employed as a welder for over 3o years with Quality Steel and TrailMaster and later as a lawn care specialist working with his close friends in the Michiana area.
Surviving are his children, Neomi Dawn Middleton and Andrew Warren Isbell of Mishawaka, his step-son Michael Streeter, and his “bonus children” Olivia and Tyler Szeltner, and Keya Hoffer, all of Mishawaka, as well as his siblings Scott (Fran) Shroyer of South Bend, Robert Lance Isbell of Michigan, Elizabeth JoAnne (Matt Taylor) McCombs of Roseland, Sue (Fred) Morgan of Paint Lick, Kentucky and Jennifer Isbell of Wilmore, Kentucky. Todd is also survived by his former wife, the mother of his children, Valarie Middleton of Mishawaka, 4 grandchildren whom he loved immensely: Beau Sinka, O’Lana Szeltner and Xhonie and Louie Aquino, his nieces and nephews: Jacob McCombs, David (Brittney) Brewington, Elizabeth Brewington, and Madison (Cade) Gilliland and his old dog “Jack.” Todd was preceded in death by his parents, his paternal grandparents Robert and Annie Isbell, his maternal grandparents Millard and Helen Lantz, brother, Andrew Isbell and his former fiancé, Alice Streeter.
Visitation will be held from 2-4pm Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Cruz Family Funeral Home in Osceola with funeral services following immediately after at 4:00 pm.
Todd enjoyed spending time hunting in the woods and fishing in the river and camping with his family. He also loved adventure and the freedom he felt while riding a horse or his motorcycle. Todd was also a talented musician and taught himself to play the drums from an early age. He later picked up a guitar and began teaching himself to play both the acoustic six string and the bass. His passion for music was shared for many years as he performed with his longtime friends Cecil V. VanHuffel, Ronald Glen Thomas and Lyle Knutson in the band known as “House Arrest” at many of the local bars and shows in our area.
In his memory, donations may be made to Todd’s family to assist with his final expenses. Please follow the instructions provided on the “donate” tab above. To light a virtual candle, share a story of Todd’s life, or leave a message of comfort for his family, please follow the links provided on the tribute wall tab above.