Obituaries (A - Z)

2003-06-10T00:00:00Z Obituaries (A - Z) nwitimes.com
June 10, 2003 12:00 am

Frederick W. "Fred" Abel

Munster

Frederick W. "Fred" Abel, age 85, of Munster, passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2003 at The Community Hospital in Munster. Survived by his wife of 57 years, Alberta M. (nee Davis); three children, Ted (Shanda) Abel of DesMoines, Iowa, Cindy (Kenneth) Keilman of Munster, IN and Fred (Debbie) Able Jr. of Valparaiso, IN; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; two sisters, Ella Stark and Marge Taylor, both of Sacramento, CA. Preceded in death by his brother, Robert, and sister, Emma Whitehead.

Funeral Services Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 10:00 AM from the First Christian Church of Hessville, with Grant Ray, Minister officiating. Burial, Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN. Friends are invited to call at the Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Ave., Hessville, IN, on Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Fred was a lifetime resident of the Calumet area. He had served with the United States Army in WWII and was a member of the Hessville Community Service Post #232 American Legion. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Hessville and Garfield Lodge #569 F.&A.M. He was a retired employee of Inland Steel Corp. #2 open hearth where he worked as a mechanic crane repairman for 35 years. He also served as a Scout Master and bowled and played dart ball for the First Christian Church of Hessville. He helped in formulating the first little league in Munster and had been an Auxiliary Policeman and Volunteer Fireman for 38 years for the Town of Munster. A Memorial Fund, in memory of Fred Able, is being established in favor of the First Christian Church of Hessville.

Dr. Herbert I. Arbeiter

Florida

Dr. Herbert I. Arbeiter. Beloved husband of Rose (nee Alpert). Devoted father of Susan (Howard) Reese and Ellen (Dr. Jack) Koransky. Loving grandfather of Robert (fiancee Ericka Schnitzer) Reese, Jennie "Zoe" (Carter) Reese, Andrew (Teresa) Koransky and Todd Koransky. Great-grandfather of Noah Ari Reese. Beloved pediatrician to scores of families.

Services Wednesday, 11:30 AM at Temple Beth-El, 10001 Columbia Avenue, Munster, Indiana. Interment, Kneseth Israel. His memory is a blessing. Memorials to The American Parkinson's Disease Assn, 2100 Pfingsten, Glenview, IL 60025 or the Jewish United Fund, 1 South Franklin, Chicago, IL 60606 would be appreciated. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals, David Jacobson Funeral Director. 888-509-5011www.cjfinfo.com

Maya Karoline Bishop

Portage

Maya Karoline Bishop, age 2, passed away on June 7, 2003. Maya was born March 17, 2001 in Valparaiso, IN to Erika Bishop. Maya was a very special little girl, who was always cheerful, happy, and she always brightened everyones day. Maya is preceded in death by her Great-Grandparents, Ray and June Tucker and Arthur and Gladys Bishop. Maya is survived by her loving mother, Erika Bishop of Portage, IN, MeMa and Popi: Kathlene and Ray Truax of Portage, IN, NaNa and Papa: Linda and Leonard Bishop of Portage, IN; Aunts: Kelly Bishop of Portland, OR, Missy Bishop of Portage, IN. Uncle Lenny Bishop of Portage, IN. Special Cousins: Anthony and Michael Bishop of Portage, IN, Orion Bishop/Bohren of Portland, OR. Best friend: Madison Daniels. Surrogate Aunts: Nancy Terepanier, Shelly (Workman) Surber, and Michelle Daniels AND ALL THE FRIENDS SHE TOUCHED! Maya will be greatly missed. She is and alway will be our little "Ray of Sunshine" "Mayna".

Funeral Services will be Tuesday), June 10, 2003, 11:00 AM at the Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, 5341 Central Avenue, Portage, IN with Pastor Tim Hutchison officiating. Burial will be at McCool Cemetery, Portage, IN. Friends may call on Monday, June 9, 2003 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at the Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, Portage, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to her family. For more information all 219-762-3013.

Dick Buder

Merrillville

Dick Buder, age 61, of Merrillville, Indiana passed away at Methodist Hospital Southlake Campus on Monday, June 9, 2003. Dick was a retired heavy equipment operator with Operating Engineers Local #150. He was also a member of Hobart Elks Lodge #1152. Preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Frances Buder and brother, Butch Buder. Survived by wife, Darla; three children: David Buder of Gary, IN, Thomas Buder of Merrillville, IN and Jackie (Thomas) Taglia of Ogden Dunes, IN; three grandchildren: David Paul Buder, Duke and Anthony Taglia; four sisters: Kay Nanney, Ruth Sobolewski, Linda Goethal and Karen Breclaw.

Funeral services Thursday, June 12, 2003, 11:00 AM at the Geisen Funeral Home, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville, IN, Pastor Richard S. Brown officiating. Cremation will follow services. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday, 2:00 to 8:00 PM.

Sharon D. Cipowski

(nee Wolan)

Calumet City

Sharon D. Cipowski (nee Wolan), age 58, of Calumet City, IL, passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2003. Beloved wife to Norb. Loving Mother of John Callahan. Cherished Daughter to Florence Wolan. Devoted sister-in-law to Paul (Dolores) Cipowski, late Mike (Beverly) Ritchie, Clarice (Ed) Bednarz, Don (Claudia) Cipowski, Jerry (Mary Ann) Callahan. Fond Cousin of Audrey (John) Meyer, Sally (Chester) Marciniak, Geraldine (Joseph) Nauracy and Andrew (Angela) Sylwestrowicz. Stepmother to Keith (Teri) Cipowski and Sandy (John) Goeker. Step-grandmother of four, numerous cousins, friends and cherished friend, Lou Hartnet. Preceded in death by sister Joelmarie and father Stanley Wolan.

Funeral services Thursday, 9:30 AM at Castle Hill Funeral Home, 248-155th Place, Calumet City, IL (one block West of Wentworth Ave) to St. Andrew the Apostle Church Mass 10:00 AM. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 2:00 to 9:00 PM. Sharon was a member of the Rosary Confraternity (service pending). Employee of the City of Calumet City for over 20 years. 708-862-4480

Geraldine Elizabeth Duerr "Betty"

Whiting

Geraldine Elizabeth "Betty" Duerr, age 84, passed away on June 7, 2003 following an extended illness. Born in Moberly, MO to Alonzo and Esta Young, she lived most of her life in Whiting, Indiana, where she was very active in her church and community. Beloved wife of the late Albert. Loving mother of Gretchen (John) Forsyth, Peter (Madalyn) and David. Dear grandmother of Lisa Skilnik, Kevin (Ramina) Forsyth, Kriste Duerr (fiance, Louis Hillier), Jennifer (Perry) Pinto; Cherished great-grandmother of Dalton and Bryanna Skilnik. By request of the deceased, there will be no visitation. Instead, her family will host a celebration of her life on a date to be announced. Memorials to Riley Residence, c/o Hospice of the Calumet Area, 600 Superior Ave., Munser, IN 46321 would be appreciated. Owens Funeral Home, Whiting, in charge. Expressions of sympathy may be made at owensfuneralhome.com

Roberta N. Duncan

"Kitty"

Lowell / Chicago,

Roberta N. "Kitty" Duncan, age 61, of Lowell, IN, formerly of Chicago, IL, passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2003. She is survived by her mother, Annette Powell; four sons, Jimmy (Marlene) Born and Danny Born, both of Dallas, TX and Paul and Andrew Born, both of Lowell; six grandchildren; half-brother, Mark (Pat) Pofelski of Chicago and best friend, Charles Wisemiller of Lowell. Preceded in death by her father James Walsh.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at 11:00 AM at Sheets Funeral Home, 604 E. Commercial Ave., Lowell, IN 46356 with Pastor Mark Pflughoeft officiating. Cremation will follow. Friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home and again from 9:00 AM until service time on Wednesday. Roberta was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Chicago.

Betty L. Earl (Olson)

Hammond

Betty L. Earl (Olson), age 90, of Hammond, went to be with her Lord on Sunday morning, June 8, 2003. She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Bill) Demantes of Hammond; son, George (Pat) Earl of Hammond; seven grandchildren; Bill (Chevoyn) Demantes of Hammond, Todd (Holly Shuttz) Demantes of Dyer, Kevin (Angela) Demantes of Hammond, Brian (fiancee, Heather Sarwacinski) Demantes of Highland, Thomas (Robin Hammer) Earl of Hammond and Robert (Cathy) Earl and Becky (Hal) Williams both of Indianapolis; six great-grandchildren, Cody, Brendan, Valerie, Baylee, Hannah and Jacob; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her first husband, George Earl, of 48 years, second husband, Elmer Olson and two brothers, Thomas and Leo.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at 10:00 AM Directly at the Hammond Christian Reformed Church, 1910-167th St., Hammond, IN, with Pastor Roger Gelwick officiating. Burial to follow at Concordia Cemetery, Hammond. Friends may call on Tuesday from 3:00 to 8:00 PM at the Virgil Huber Funeral Home, 7051 Kennedy Ave., Hessville.

Mrs Earl was a 60 year member of the Hammond Christian Reformed Church and was active in the Sunday School Dorcas Society, Vacation Bible School and a Christmas Program Director and piano player.

Catherine A. Friant

"Cindy" (nee Dado)

Crown Point

Catherine A. "Cindy" Friant (nee Dado), age 61, of Crown Point, passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2003 at her home. Survived by her husband, William. Children: Scott (Sandra) Ficek, Shaw Ficek and William Friant III, all of Crown Point. Grandchildren: Taylor and Bailey. Mother, Mary Dado of Crown Point; and brothers and sisters: Rosemary (Anthony) Salaczynski of Lakes of the Four Seasons, Steven Dado of Wisconsin, Barbara (Cesear) Morales of Schererville, Helen (Anthony) Olton of Crown Point, Robert (Rose) Dado of Lakes of Four Seasons, Elizabeth (Fernando) Martinez of Crown Point, Joan (Gus) Guerrero of East Chicago and John Dado of East Chicago. Niece: Star Martinez of Crown Point. Cousin: Helen Petro of Est Chicago; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father, Steven and Aunt and Uncle Rose and Steve Teplicki.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 9:00 AM at the Chapel Lawn Funeral Home and Mass at 10:00 AM at St. Matthias Catholic Church with Fr. Terry Steffen celebrating. Burial will follow at chapel lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Friends may meet with the family on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 from 2:00 to 8:00 PM at the Chhapel Lawn Funeral Home, 8178 Cline Ave. (one mile south of Rt 30), Schererville, IN. Vigil service will be held at 2:30 PM.

Catherine was a member of St. Matthias Catholic Church in Crown Point. Member of the Crown Point Eagles, Silky Terrier Club of America since 1976, the American Kennel Club and the Australian Silky Terrier Club. For information, please call (219)365-9554.

Jack D. "Slick" Johnson

Hessville

Jack D. "Slick" Johnson, age 62, of Hessville, passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2003 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Hobart. He is survived by his wife, Mary; three sons: William Johnson of Kentucky, Michael (Rachel) Johnson and Gregory Johnson, both of Hebron, IN; four daughters: Patricia (Dale) Willoughby of Monticello, IN, Carolyn Randall of Hammond, Judy (Phil) Potocki of Hebron and Lori Randall of Schererville; 16 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Clarence (Terisha) Johnson of Jeffersonville, IN and Dale (Sylvia) Johnson of Copper Creek, KY; three sisters: Linda Irby of Irving, TX, Alta Mae (Robert) Taylor of Garland, TX and Carol Faye (Charles) Freeman of Sand Gap, KY; sister-in-law, Judi (late Joe) Johnson of Lexington, KY.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at 10:00 AM from the Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Ave., Hessville, Indiana, with Rev. Jim Goettel of the Hessville Assembly of God Church officiating. Burial, Calumet Park Cemteery, Merrillville, IN. Friends are invited to call at Bocken Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Mr. Johnson retired in 1997 after 31 years as a crane man with the Inland Steel Corp. He was a native of Kentucky and a resident of the Calumet area for 30 years. He was a member of United Steel Workers Local 1010 and Inland 25-Year Club. He had been a part time employee of Van Senus Auto Parts in Hessville.

Edward Lee Langston

Portage

Edward Lee langston, age 40, of Portage, passed away on Monday, June 9, 2003. He was born on August 19, 1962 in Gary, IN the son of Aaron Lee and Edna (Lothenore) Langston. Edward was a talented freelance artist who loved to draw. He was an avid movie memorabilia collector and movie buff and he loved to travel.

Edward is survived by his loving mother Edna Langston of Portage, IN, son, Dustin Lee Meinecke of Portage, IN; four sisters: Marsha (Greg) Cherrier of Lake Station, IN, Judy Stewart of Fort Worth, TX, Joyce (Don) Giertz of Portage, IN and Karen (Mike) Brison of Griffith, IN; many aunts, uncles and cousins in Mississippi; a dear friend Lisa Smith of South Haven, IN and many other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Aaron Lee Langston on January 17, 1994.

Visitation for Edward Langston will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at Engel Funeral Home, 2700 Willowcreek, Portage, IN, followed immediately with funeral services at 11:00 AM. Interment in McCool Cemetery. Memorials in Edward's memory may be made to the family. For further information please call (219)762-8595.

Ida Jasmine Lawlor

(nee Singer)

Valparaiso

Ida Jasmine Lawlor passed away on her 93rd Birthday on June 6, 2003. Mrs. Lawlor was born on June 6, 1910 in Niagra Falls Ontario, where she married James Murray Lawlor who preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughters, Joan Webster of Kentland, IN and Brenda (David) Sexton of Valparaiso, IN. Mrs. Lawlor was a loving grandmother to her grandchilren: Vicki (Chris) Deane of Geneva, IL, Timothy (Sharon) Wilson of Danville, IL, Heather (Scot) Millies of Chesterton, IN, Cynthia (Mark) Chodan of Columbus, IN, and Mary Elizabeth (Rob) Van Dame of Noblesville, IN; and her great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and interment will be held in Toronto Ontario Canada. Arrangements by Dykes Funeral Home, Valparaiso. IN. 219-462-3125

Philip W. Leistra Sr.

Lansing

Philip W. Leistra, Sr., age 81, of Lansing, passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Pearl (nee Zylstra); children: Wayne A. (Kathleen) Leistra, Cynthia K. Leistra and James A. (Laura) Leistra; grandchildren: Philip W. (Andrea) III, Jessica, Todd (Tricia), Sara (Paul), Abby and Matthew; great-granddaughter Paige; and daughter-in-law, Nancy (late Philip, Jr.) Leistra. Preceded in death by son, Philip W. Jr.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 11:00 AM at the First Christian Reformed Church of Lansing, 3642 Lake St., Dr. Harry G. Arnold officiating. Burial, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Lansing, IL. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM at the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, IL.

Mr. Leistra was a long time member of the First Christian Reformed Church of Lansing; retired from Illinois Bell after 37 years of service; and was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Navy, In lieu of flowers, contributions to Illiana Christian High School, in Mr. Leistra's memory, would be appreciated.

Jim Mance Jr.

Hammond

Jim Mance, Jr., age 47, of Hammond, passed away on Monday, June 9, 2003. Survived by two sons: Dr. Jason Mance of Hammond and Eric Shumaker of Hammond; one granddaughter, Jacie Ann; his mother, Barbara Mance of Hammond; three sisters, Donna (Joe) Reyes of LaPorte, Patti (Dan) Lewis of Highland and Betty Pesavento of Hammond; fiancee, Jennie Chumbley of Hammond; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, James and brother, Tom

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 12, 8:00 PM at the Kupier Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hilton Bryant officiating. Cremation to follow. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (two blocks south of Ridge Road), Highland, IN. Mr. Mance was formerly employed by Highland Glass.

Lucille "Lu" Mills

(nee Mistro)

Lynwood / Calumet City

Lucille "Lu" Mills (nee Mistro), age 92. Wife of the late James. Sister of Virginia (Mario) Jobbe, the late Aurora Woodland, Angeline Ferroni, Florence Matteazzi, Thomas, Frank, Alfred and Victor Mistro. Many nieces and nephews survive.

At Panozzo Bros Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St., (US 30, 3 blks East of Western Ave), Chicago Heights, IL on Tuesday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM. Services Wednesday, 9:15 AM to St. Agnes Church, Mass 10:00 AM. Entombment, St. Mary Garden Mausoleum. Retired Verson Allsteel Press Co. Resident of Lynwood, formerly of Calumet City and Chicago's Roseland neighborhood. 708-481-9230.

Malcom H. Smith

"Pete"

Calumet City

Malcom H. Smith "Pete", age 70, of Calumet City, IL passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2003. Beloved husband to Joyce (nee Zasada). Loving father to Connie (Paul) Kruger of Calumet City, IL. Devoted grandfather to Paul (age19), Samantha (age 17) and Joseph (age 13). Fond brother to Lena Mae Grant of Calumet City, IL. Cherished brother-in-law to Dennis (Myra) Zasada of Valparaiso, IN and Joseph Zasada of Calumet City, IL. Numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Malcom and Irene Smith, sisters, Louise Bradford, Clata Beavers and Barbara Jean Horton; and brother Donald Ray Smith.

Funeral Services Wednesday at 9:30 AM at Castle Hill Funeral Home, 248-155th Place, Calumet City, IL (one block West of Wentworth Ave.) to St. Andrew the Apostle Church, Mass 10:00 AM. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation on Tuesday from 2:00 to 9:00 PM.

"Pete" retired from ReFax Inc. of Gary, IN; member of V.F.W. Post 9801 of Markham, IL; and was an avid Chicago White Sox fan. He will be missed by all who knew him. 708-862-4480

Kathryn "Kate" Sciotto

(nee Lonchar)

Highland

Kathryn "Kate" Sciotto (nee Lonchar), age 86, of Highland, IN, passed into eternal rest in God's home on Sunday June 8, 2003. Loving mother of Jeanette (Joseph) Misicko of Crown Point, IN, Mary Anne (late C. John, Jr.) Nuss of Crown Point, IN. Much beloved grandmother of Rebecca (George) Tutto of Crown Point, IN, Cynthia (Jim) Kleinmyer of Ellicott City, MD; Eric (Kellie) Nuss of Jessup, MD; Joseph (Susan) Misicko of Fisher, IN, Cheryl Nuss of Highland, IN, and Bob Balczo of Highland, IN. Much beloved great-grandmother of Jeffrey, Jonathan, Samuel, Mitchell, Sara, Matthew, Evan and Emma. Beloved Aunt to numerous nieces and nephews and many many special friends. Preceded in death by her soul mate and husband, Peter Sciotto in 1981, and beloved son-in-law. C. John Nuss, Jr., in 1993.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at 10:00 AM at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 3711 Ridge Road, Highland, IN with Rev. James H. Milligan officiating. Burial, Concordia Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Tuesday, June 10th from 3:00 to 8:00 PM at the Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel, 9039 Kleinman Road (two blocks south of Ridge Road), Highland, IN, and on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until time of service at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.

Kathryn was a very active member of the Glorida Dei Lutheran Church of Highland. She served many years with the Naomi Circle, Craft Groups, Bereavement Committee, Leisure Time Group, and involved in many organizations and a very active participant of Metro Golden Age Club, Keen Agers Club, Golden Times, Crochet Club, and was an avid bingo player. Kate volunteered to crochet 300 baby afghans for Munster Community Hospital and East Chicago Community Health Center. She received a special award from the Lutheran Home for making lap robes for most of the residents. Kate was a very lovely lady who shared her time, talent and ability with anyone who asked for her help or was in need. She devoted her very active life to her family, friends, God and Church. She will be greatly greatly missed, and always remembered by everyone. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.

Todd M. Szanyi

St. John

Todd M. Szanyi, age 18, late of St. John, passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 8, 2003. Beloved son of Ronald and Lisa Szanyi. Dear Brother of Lynda Szanyi. Loving Grandson of Katherine and the late James Zappia and the late Ronald and the late Josephine Szanyi. Dear Nephew of Carmela (Michael) Nowicki, James (Judy) Zappia, Ann Marie Dillon, Richard Zappia and James Szanyi. Dear cousin of Jeff Polak, John Nowicki, Jake Dillon, Marissa and Meghan Zappia. Also survived by many friends and teammates. Member of Hanover Central Baseball, Track and Volleyball teams. Visitation Wednesday 2:00 to 9:00 PM. Funeral Service Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 11:00 AM at the Elmwood Chapel, 11300 W. 97th Lane (1/2 block west of US 41, Wicker Ave. at 97th St.), St. John, IN. Cemetery private. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be preferred. (219)365-3474

William "Bill" R. Wilken

Calumet City, IL

William "Bill" R. Wilken, age 70, of Calumet City, IL, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2003 in St. Margaret-North, Hammond, IN. He is survived by his wife Getty; one daughter: Dawn (Jim) Mack; three grandchildren: Rachele, Billy and Little Dawn; one sister, Shirley Eilenfeldt; one brother, Eugene Wilken, nephew, Brian Sissel and many other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Charlotte Sissel.

Born in Denahm, IN, he was the son of the late Rudolph and late Elizabeth Evans Wilken. He lived on the East Side of Chicago until 1963 when he and Betty were married. Mr. Wilken was a member of Teamsters #142 and #705. He retired in 1998 from Bulkmaster in Hammond, IN.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at 11:00 AM from the Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 5840 Hohman Ave., Hammond. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM.

William M. Young, Jr.

Crown Point

William M. Young Jr., age 79, of Crown Point, passed away Monday, June 9, 2003 at Wittenberg Lutheran Village in Crown Point, IN. He is survived by his wife Josephine "Jo". Two daughters: Jan (Gary Lane) Young of California and Susan Lee (Angelo) Pappas of Crown Point. One Grandson: Christopher Pappas. Three step-grandchildren: Mary (George) Poponask, Angie (Frank) Grippo and Milton Pappas. One brother: Fred (Eloise) Young of Frankfort, IN. One sister: Marjorie Huntsinger of Florida. He was preceded in death by sisters: Mary Herndon, Roberta Hartle, Helen Holtzinger and Esther Hower.

Services are pending at the Geisen Funeral Home in Crown Point.

Mr. Young was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Cardinal Stritch Council #4620. An Army Veteran of WWII, American Legion Fred Schmidt Post #20 and the Lions Club. He was the former owner of Horst Hardware in Crown Point and also worked at Standard Oil in Crown Point. Memorials may be given to St. Mary Catholic Church. For info. call 219-663-2500 or visit www.geisenfuneralhome.com

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