Neil Wesley was a kind and loving man, said Joan Wesley, his wife of 38 years.
Albright, Franklin D. "Frank" Jr., Roselawn
Barrett, Joyce K., 74, Merrillville
Ned Smith was a generous, hard-working man who was always willing to do things for others, said his granddaughter, Linsey Waterstraat.
Ronald Spangler was a strong moral compass for his family and always took time to discuss important issues, said his daughter, Deb Barbanel.
Barragan, Manuel, 57, Portage
World War II Navy Veteran Ernest Caputo had a kind and gentle manner, wife Lena Caputo said.
Retired Indiana University Northwest professor Garrett Cope had the ability to "maneuver and direct large groups of people," wife Barbara said.
Bertucci, Frank J., 85, Portage
Bertucci, Frank J., 85, Portage
Dorothy Kleckner loved performing as a clown and making people laugh, her family members said.
Beladela, Sara M., 78, Hobart
Zach Green made friends quickly, had an infectious laugh, and was loved by all who knew him, his parents said.
James “Jim” Bell had a special way with all children, daughter Barbara Bell said.
Basanda, Clarence M., Calumet Region
Charnas, Nicki Sr., 84, Valparaiso
With her magnificent sense of humor, Diane Ellison-Haak had the ability to make people laugh.
Melvin Nicholas was passionate about his wife, daughter, grandchildren and poodles Beethoven and Harley.
Atha, Dr. Alan J., Valparaiso
Stacy Jaroscak, co-owner of Valentino's Cafe & Ice Cream Parlor in the Old Lake County Courthouse, was warm, welcoming and had a winning s…
Adams, Jack, “Sidewalk,” “Papa,” 75, Highland
Retired Hammond firefighter Harry Andree was a great dad who put his family first.
Adams, Jack, 75, Highland
Raymond Verduzco had patience, integrity and a great smile, his wife Connie Verduzco said.
Albach, Katherine A., 93, Crown Point
While the clients of Irving Lang's State Farm agency benefited from his insurance skills, others benefited from his decency and visionary skills.
Atha, Alan J., 71, Valparaiso
Carol Novorita was a great wife, mother and grandmother who was always there for her family.
Anton, Helen (nee Georgiou), 86, Lansing
Anna Mrdak was a captivating young lady who was always willing to help others, her father said.
Jeffrey Johnson was a funny and engaging man who loved to entertain people and make them laugh, said Emily Johnson, his wife of 22 years.
Eva “Marie” Gallagher was a free spirit who was a "funny, adventurous risk taker and philosopher,” her mother Gladys Williams said.
Blahunka, Al, 82, Highland
Viola Parker worked hard to take care of her large family, said her daughter, Mary Anna Coln.
Burney, Connie J., 68, Hobart
Retired Gary police Officer Richard F. Haber was fun loving, patient and had a wonderful temperament.
Bodney, Dorothy J., 87, Whiting, Chicago, Crete
Jane Hurt was a talented pianist, artist and gardener who enjoyed life to its fullest.
Brian Kingsbury had his life mapped out and knew where he was going, said his mother, Gail Kingsbury.
Elsinga, Winifred J. "Winnie" (nee Kros), 91, South Holland
Bielat, Marcia (nee Stasko), 64, Schererville
Jane Dan was an optimistic woman who was an inspiration to those who knew her.
Roger Rettig was a man who treated kids around his neighborhood like they were his own.
Badanish, Stella G., 90, Valparaiso
Wanda Rozcicha overcame many obstacles and went on to live a life filled with love, said her daughter, Joanne Buckmaster.
Brokaw, Martha R. (nee Wallace), 76, Hammond
Shirley Mackey was several times a regional champion roller speed skater who attended nationals many years, her daughter Teresa Whelpley said.
Clennon, Barbara J. (Buibish), 51, Valparaiso
Editor's note: This article has been corrected from a version that was printed April 25.
Albrecht, Donald E.
Akrop, Robert J., 81, Highland
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