Burials of Interest

  • Bertrand

    Joseph Bertrand

    Another “first” settler and fur trader, Joseph Bertrand and his wife Madeline, were the river valley's most prominent fur trade family.

  • Joe Boland

    Joseph Boland

    Joe Boland was a 1927 graduate of Notre Dame and football star under Knute Rockne who went on to become the voice of the Irish, founding the WestwoodOne broadcast network. 

  • Joseph Cassasanta

    Joseph Casasanta

    Joseph Casasanta served as Director of Bands at Notre Dame for 19 years, beginning in 1923. He also served as Chairman of the Notre Dame Department of Music from 1927-32 and as Glee Club Director from 1927-38.

  • Alexis Coquillard Crop

    Alexis Coquillard

    Alexis Coquillard established the first American home in St. Joseph County and is credited with being the co-founder of the city of South Bend.

  • Arthur Haas

    Arthur Erich Haas

    Arthur Erich Haas was a well-known theoretical physicist who emigrated to the U. S. from Austria in 1935 and then accepted, upon recommendation of Albert Einstein, a faculty position at Notre Dame.

  • Hammes

    Romy and Dorothy Hammes

    Romy and Dorothy Hammes are known for their contributions to the University of Notre Dame, most notably as the benefactor of the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore.

  • Leon Hart

    Leon Hart

    Leon Hart won the Heisman Trophy and the Maxwell Award in 1949 while at Notre Dame and played in the National Football League for eight seasons with the Detroit Lions. Hart holds the distinction of being the only lineman to win three national titles in both college and the pros.

  • Emil Hofman

    Emil T. Hofman

    Emil T. Hofman taught chemistry to more than half of each Notre Dame freshman class from 1950 to 1990, counting more than 32,000 graduates as former students.

  • George Kelly

    George L. Kelly

    Kelly worked in the athletic department for 34 years, half of them as an assistant under head football coaches Ara Parseghian, Dan Devine and Gerry Faust.

  • Joe Kernan

    Joseph E. Kernan III

    A 1968 graduate of the Notre Dame, Joe Kernan served as Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, and Governor of Indiana.

  • Moose Krause

    "Moose" Krause

    Krause competed in track, baseball, football and basketball, becoming the first Notre Dame player to make Hall of Fame in both basketball and football. In basketball, he was a three time Consensus All-American (1932–1934).

  • Lacugna

    Catherine LaCugna

    LaCugna was a brilliant theologian with a passionate interest in Trinitarian theology. She taught at Notre Dame from 1981 - 1997.

  • Ralph Mcinerny

    Ralph McInerny

    Ralph McInerny was the Michael P. Grace Professor of Medieval Studies and professor of philosophy emeritus at the University of Notre Dame.

  • Larry Mullins

    Larry "Moon" Mullins

    Moon was a fullback on Knute Rockne’s undefeated national championship teams in 1929 and 1930. He went on to be a successful college coach who believed in “ironman football” with players expected to play both offense and defense.

  • Dominic Napolitano

    Dominick "Nappy" Napolitano

    Dominic “Nappy” Napolitano transformed the Notre Dame Boxing Club into the Bengal Bouts. The annual fight raises funds to support the Holy Cross Mission in Bangladesh.

  • Pierre Navarre Crop

    Pierre Navarre

    Pierre Navarre is also credited as the first white settler in present-day St. Joseph County.

  • Ara Parseghian

    Ara Parseghian

    Parseghian led the Irish to a 95-17-4 record (.836), during his 11 seasons. His Notre Dame career is highlighted by the 1966 and 1973 teams, who finished 9-0-1 and 11-0-0, which claimed Notre Dame’s 8th and 9th national championships.

  • Regis Philbin

    Regis Philbin

    Regis was a beloved television host, having set the Guinness World Record for the most hours on U.S. television.

  • Charles Sweeney

    Charles A. Sweeney, Sr.

    Charles beat out the team captain for a starting spot his senior year at Notre Dame. As an offensive and defensive end, he went on to become a consensus All-American..

  • Talley

    Alfred M. Talley

    A wealthy printer from Chicago, Alfred Talley came to South Bend at the request of Fr. Sorin and began Ave Maria Press.