Obituaries (H-Z)

2003-07-20T00:00:00Z Obituaries (H-Z) nwitimes.com
July 20, 2003 12:00 am

Florence M. Hoff

Hammond

Florence M. Hoff, age 83, of Hammond, IN, passed away Friday, July 18, 2003 at The Community Hospital, Munster, IN. She is survived by her husband Richard F.; two sons, Victor (Elaine) Komasinski of South Holland, IL and Lawrence Komasinski of Hammond, IN; four grandchildren: Tammy (Jeremy) Kaim of Chicago, IL, Bernadette (Bradley) Albert of Sigourney, IA, Richard Komasinski of Marion, IL and Florentine (Brian) Cambron of Marion, IL; seven great-grandchildren: Clint, Chad, Holly, Austin, Devyn, Brittany and Brandon; two sisters, Jean Brueckheimer of Portage, IN and Antoinette (Stan) Yagelski of Chesterton, IN; one brother, Steven (Judy) Pluta of Chesterton, IN; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 9:30 AM from LaHayne Funeral Home, 6955 Southeastern Ave., Hammond, IN, and 10:00 AM Mass from St. John Bosco Church, 7113 Columbia Ave., Hammond, IN with Rev. Richard Orlinski officiating. Burial, St. John/St. Joseph Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Prayer service at 3:00 PM Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Heart Association. Mrs. Hoff was a lifetime resident of this area and a member of St. John Bosco Church of Hammond, IN.

Information 219-845-3600.

Joyce M. Hollenbaugh

Crown Point, IN

Joyce M. Hollenbaugh, age 85, of Crown Point, Indiana, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2003. She was a retired stenographer from the John Hancock Insurance Company.

A Memorial service will be announced at a later date. Burns Funeral Home, corner of 101st and Broadway, Merrillville/Crown Point Chapel in charge of arrangements. For more information please call 219-769-0444.

Suzanne Huck

Crown Point / Florida

Suzanne Huck, age 95, of Crown Point, IN, formerly of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2003. Survived by sister Helen Briney of Crown Point and brother Conrad Kuzma. Mrs. Huck was cremated and private services were held for the family. Pruzin & Little Funeral & Cremation Service in charge of arrangements.

Odette R. Hudak

Crown Point / LaPorte

Odette R. Hudak, age 100, of Crown Point, formerly of LaPorte, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2003 at Wittenburg Lutheran Village. She is survived by her daughter: Ruth (Del) Cathey of Crown Point; grandchildren: Jodee (Robert) Trujillo of Schererville, Cindy (Mark) Bertram of Schererville, Laurie (George) Thomas of Crown Point; great-grandchildren: Andrew, Doug, Grace and Yvette; and sister: Marguerite Jacobs of Portage. Preceded in death by her husband Andrew and son, Richard.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 21, 2003 at 11:00 am at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home with Pastor Richard J. Ungrodt officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may meet with the family on Sunday, July 20th, from 3:00 to 8:00 PM at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 8178 So. Cline Ave. (one mile south of Rt. 30) Schererville, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hospice. For additional information please call (219)365-9554

Diane M. Kilar

Jan. 27, 1941 n July 17, 2003

DeMotte / Robertsdale / Hammond

Diane M. Kilar, age 62, of DeMotte, passed away on July 17, 2003. She was born in East Chicago, IN, daughter of Walter H. and Mary Durndek Slater. She is survived by her mother, Mary Slater of DeMotte, IN; sister Alana Slater of Hammond, IN; seven children: Mary E. (Michael) Bumbarger of Clearfield, PA, Anna M. (Don) Thomas of Griffith, IN, Richard P. (Mary) Kilar of Indianapolis, IN, Donald E. (Brenda) Kilar of Griffin, GA, Tina L. Kilar of Hammond, IN, Thomas W. Kilar of Merrillville, IN and Dawn N. (Anthony) Blood of Hobart, IN; brother-in-law, George P. Kilar of Hammond, IN; Godchild, Teresa A. Zahorsky of Highland, IN; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and her father.

Friends may call from 2:00 to 8:00 PM Monday, July 21st, at the Jackson Funeral Service, 200 Third St. S.W., DeMotte. Funeral services 10:00 AM Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, DeMotte, IN. Father Paul Wicklum of St. Cecilia Catholic Church officiating. Interment, Cemetery of the Resurrection, DeMotte, IN. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Franciscan Hospice Community Services.

On March 7, 1957 in Crown Point, IN Diane Slater married Richard Kilar who passed away Nov. 1, 2001. A resident of DeMotte since 1994, she previously lived in Robertsdale and Hammond, IN. She attended Clark High School in Robertsdale. She was a retired clerk after 15 years with Jewel Foods and National T. Foods. She was a member of the St. Cecilia Catholic Church in DeMotte, the choir and Ladies Solidarity. She was also a past Girl Scout leader.

Rudy Carl Kutansky III

Attorney at Law

Schererville

Rudy C. Kutansky III was taken by his Lord on Friday, July 18, 2003 at his residence, following a long struggle with cancer. He is survived by his loving family and wife of 28 years, Vanessa. Daughter: Keri Kutansky of Manhattan, New York. Two sons: Ryan of Valparaiso and Kevin of Munster. Father: Rudolph Kutansky Jr. of Munster. Two brothers: Nikki (Diane) and Michael Kutansky of Munster. Nieces; Amy and Bethany Kutansky. Nephews: Bret and Nilola Kutansky. Mother and Father-in-law: Sharon and Gus Vorgias of Merrillville. He was preceded in death by his mother Helen Kutansky in 1992 and grandmother-in-law, Mary Watt.

Rudy was a member of Delta XI Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity and the Halleck Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Rudy was a graduate of St. Paul's Lutheran Grade School in 1953, George Rogers Clark High School, class of 1957, Valparaiso University in 1962 and Valparaiso University Law School in 1965. A lifelong member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Munster, where he served in many leadership capacities including President, Executive Director and Legal Counsel. His legal practices included the former firm of Stultz, Custer, Kutansky and Mc Clean in Gary, followed by private practice in Highland where he was recently joined by his son, Ryan. Rudy was involved in athletics his entire life earning letters in baseball, basketball, tennis and cross country at Clark H.S. A standout in baseball, he was a multiple letter winner with the Valpo University basball team. He also played on the V.U. basketball team. Earned a scholarship with V.U. Baseball Team and was a valued member of

their NCAA Division II Western Conference Championship team. He served on the V.U. Baseball coaching staff while in Law School and played on numerous NABC State and Regional Champion teams in the 50's and 60's for Sam & Henry's Indians and Cargas Colts. He remained an active participant in the athletic careers of his sons Kevin and Ryan, and took great pride in their accomplishments and characters. He was equally proud of his daughter, Keri and her career accomplishments in New York. He will be remembered by most of his friends as an avid golfer and bowler.

Friends may call from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sunday at the Rendina Funeral Home, 5100 Cleveland St., Merrillville, IN. He will be taken to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Munster at 10:00 a.m. on Monday for visitation until time of service at 11:00 AM, with Rev. Eric Stump officiating. Entombment in Calumet Park Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society or St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Munster.

John J. Marczewski

Lansing

John J. Marczewski, age 60, of Lansing, Illinois passed away on Friday, July 18, 2003. Survived by wife, Elaine (nee Fisher); children Margaret (Thomas) DeMass, John (Michelle) and Jennifer (Daniel) Coxon; grandchildren: Maisie, Nicholas, Peter, Celine, John, Patrick, Kirsten, Taggart and Skylar; also survived by brother Lawrence (Georgiann) Marczewski. He was preceded in death by his parents Mildred and John Marczewski.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 21, 2003 at 10:15 a.m. from the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, IL, to St. John Catholic Church in Glenwood for 11:00 AM Mass. Burial, Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Sunday, 2:00 to 9:00 p.m.

John was retired from Amoco Oil having served as a supervisor for 37 years. He was past president of Lansing Old Timers. Former trustee of the Village of Lansing. Former Commissioner of the Police and Fire Commission. Third Degree Knight of the Lansing Knights of Columbus and member of St. John Catholic Church of Glenwood. He was a loving father, wonderful grandfather and great guy, and an avid NASCAR fan and gardener. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Rush Presbyterian St. Luke Medical Center, Attention Dr. Harris or the Lansing Paramedics.

Rachelle Lynne

Goodwin-McClory

Crown Point

Rachelle Lynne Goodwin-McClory, age 33, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at her home in Crown Point, Indiana. She is survived by husband Craig, son Connor, parents John and Nancy Goodwin, brother Todd Goodwin, sister Jennifer (Phillip) Connelly, grandmother Helen S. Akland, aunts Connie (Dana) Platt, Marilyn (Terry) Jemison, Jane Palmatier, uncles Robert (Carolyn) Akland, Robert (Patricia) Goodwin, David (Kathryn) Goodwin, Michael (Irene) Goodwin, cousins Dan, Daphne, Jocelyn, Jonathan, Thomas, Chad, Scott, Cory, Ryan, Kyle, Lianne, William, Ashley, Kyle, Matt, Chris, Nick and many other close family and friends. She is preceded in death by her infant son K.J. Goodwin McClory.

Rachelle, was born in Mount Holly, NJ on May 25, 1970. She lived in Burlington, NJ (14 years), Pittsburgh, PA (3 years), Painted Post, NY (1 year) and has resided in Crown Point since 1987. Rachelle graduated from Crown Point High School in 1988. She then attended Ohio University, graduating in 1992 with degrees in Marketing and Computer Technology. She was founder and President of The Mouse Institute, a computer and training consulting company and Cutting Edge Health Revolutions, a health care consulting company. Rachelle enjoyed movies, pets, reading, writing, teaching Sunday School and celebrating all the moments of life with family and friends.

A Memorial/Celebration of Life Service will be held in her honor on Friday, August 1, 2003 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church at 3711 Ridge Road in Highland, IN. Family will greet friends and family in the church's Fellowship Hall from 9:30 am, with the service beginning at 11:00 am. Officiating will be Rev. Mark Vance of Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church and Rev. Eric Leonard from Cambridge Springs, PA. A private family interment will be arranged at Maplewood Cemetery in Crown Point. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Rachelle's memory. In addition, donation envelopes will be available at the service for the family to allocate to special charitable causes. Burns Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tom McGing Sr.

Hammond

Tom McGing, Sr., age 69, of Hammond, IN, passed away suddenly on Wednesday July 16, 2003 at St. Margaret Mercy Hospital. Beloved husband of "Gigi" Geraldine E. (nee Smulski) for 46 years. Loving father of Tom McGing Jr.; Fond brother-in-law of Dolly (Dave) Kallas; cherished uncle and Godfather of Doug Kallas; pet, doggie-in-law "My Buddy" Danny Kallas; nephew and Godson Don L. (Cathy) Smulski II; nephew, Christopher (Bo) Smulski; great-nephew, Don L. Smulski III, great nephew, Michael Smulski, and niece, Marylou (Mike) Hamari and great niece Dara Hendricks. He was preceded in death by parents-in-law Chris Smulski 1979 and Sally (nee Szura) in 1965.

Tom retired as a Captain from the Hammond Fire Department with 40 years of service as a Firefighter and enjoyed the years that he served. Tom was the treasurer of the Hammond Fire Department's Credit Union for 32 years. He was a member of St. Casimir Church, Hammond Fire Department Local 556 and the Hammond Mohawks Athletic Conservation Club. Tom was also a 1952 graduate of Bishop Noll Institute and he attended Calumet College. Tom was a loving, caring husband, father, uncle, Godfather, brother-in-law and friend. He and his son were enthusiastic Chicago Bear and Notre Dame Football and Chicago Cubs Baseball fans. He liked antique cars especially the 79 Camaros and 57 Chevys. He liked being "Uncle Tom". Tom's immediate family meant the world to him. He enjoyed spending time with them. Tom was a wonderful family man whose dedication to his son Tom was heartwarming. They were great pals. Tom will be greatly missed and loved by his family and friends. He will live forever in their hearts.

Friends may meet with the family on Monday evening, July 21, 2003 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM, at the Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster, IN. Prayer service at the funeral home Monday evening. Funeral services will be private. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Calumet City, IL. Christian Graveside Service with Rev. Charles Niblick officiating. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date.

Leonard R. McLochlin

Dyer

Leonard R. McLochlin, age 81 of Dyer, IN, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Regina (nee Rietman) of Dyer; one daughter, Mary Ann (Jeff) Jostes of Dyer; two grandsons, David and Marc Rogers; two granddaughters Stephanie Scott and Samantha Jostes; two great-grandchildren, Jaden and Kyle Rogers; two sisters, Lucille (late Joseph) Yarbrough of Merrillville and Elizabeth (Eugene) Wulf of Westfield, NJ; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 9:30 a.m. from the Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 1920 Hart St., Dyer, IN, with a 10:00 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Joseph Church, Dyer, Rev. Mark Pavlina officiating. Burial, Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN. Friends may meet with the family at the funeral home Monday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Leonard was a member of St. Joseph Church of Dyer, the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Order of Foresters, WWII Army Veteran; retired from American Steel, Hammond. He enjoyed wood working and fishing. Family requests donations in Leonard's name to St. Joseph Church, Hospice of the Calumet or the American Cancer Society. For further information 219-865-2881.

Emma B. Nedberg

Hobart

Emma B. Nedberg, age 70, a 30 year Hobart resident, passed away on Thursday July 17, 2003. She was a member of Augustana Lutheran Church, and a retired legal secretary for Atty. Richard Wolter. Emma was valedictorian of her high school class in Kiln, MS. She was a little lady with a big heart who deeply loved her family and friends.

Emma was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Mattie Lee and brother, Viron Lee. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Donald R. Nedberg; two sons, Donald L. (Cheryl) Nedberg and William M. Nedberg, all of Hobart; two daughters, Janet L. (Philip) Buzolitz of Hobart and Susan D. (Jeff) Hall of Portage; seven grandchildren, Laura and Brian Buzolitz, David and Kristin Hutchins, Stephen, Lisa and Kevin Nedberg; two sisters, Delores (Clyde) Reeves of Picayune, MS and Doylene (Henry) Aubert of Metairie, LA; two brothers, Freeman (Linda) Lee of Picayune, MS and Richard (Thelma) Lee of Springfield, TN; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 11:00 A.M. at Augustana Lutheran Church, Rev. Dr. Charles Strietelmeier officiating. Emma will lie in state at the church from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Burial in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary. Friends may visit with the family on Monday, from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Burns Funeral Home, Hobart (corner of Rt. 51 and 7th St.).

Dorothy Nichols

(nee Brown)

East Side

Dorothy Nichols (nee Brown), age 78, late of the East Side. She is survived by her loving children: Michael, Mary (Larry) Grahovac, William, James, Penny (Jerry) Caldwell, Randy and Tom (Beth) Nichols; Cherished grandmother and great-grandmother of many. She was preceded in death by her sons Wallace, Patrick and Robert.

Visitation Monday 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Tuesday, July 22, 2003, 9:30 a.m. prayers from the Elmwood Chapel, 11200 South Ewing Ave., Chicago, IL. Interment, Oakland Memory Lanes Cemetery, Dolton, IL. 773-731-2749

William J. O'Reilly

Las Vegas

William J. O'Reilly, 67, passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2003. He is survived by two sons, William of Griffith, Robert of Portage and four grandchildren, two brothers, Richard (Dolores) of Burns Harbor, James (Sherry) of East Moline, IL, one sister, Pat (Woody) Stafford of Hobart. Preceded in death by his parents, William and Frances O'Reilly.

Mr. O'Reilly was a retired switchman from the E.J.E. Railroad and Army Veteran and a 1953 graduate of Gary Emerson. A private memorial was held.

Thomas Alexander Ostoich

"T.O."

Munster

Thomas Alexander "T.O." Ostoich, age 45, of Munster, Indiana, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2003. He is survived by his loving wife, Diana; beloved sons, Alex and Adam; his mother and father, Lillian and George Ostoich; sister, Janie (John) Wuchenich; mother-in-law, Helga Marich; sister-in-law, Andja Marich; brother-in-law, Mirko (Kari) Marich; special nephews: Luke, Aron , Marko, Michael and Maxwel; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, Kumovi and dear friends.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, July 21, 2003 at 10:00 AM DIRECTLY at the St. George Serbian Orthodox Church of Schererville, IN, with V. Rev. Dragoljub Popovich and other clergy, officiating. At rest, Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. Friends are invited to call on Sunday from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Ridge Funeral Home, 7607 West Lincoln Hwy, Schererville, IN (Rt 30 east of Cline Avenue). Pomen Prayer Service Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m.

Tommy was a graduate of Morton High School, Hammond, where he was a starting guard on the 1976 Basketball Sectional Champions. A graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington (BS and MBA) where he was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity. He was an active member of the St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, where he was a past member of the Church Board. He was Past President of Bishop Stefan Lastavica Choir, Treasurer of the Serbian Singing Federation, member of the Serbian National Federation Lodge #171 and was employed at NIPSCO as a gas trader. Tommy enjoyed participating in the coaching of his sons sporting activities. He was an avid golfer. His family and friends meant the world to him. He enjoyed participating in all of the S.N.F. functions. Everyone who remembers Tommy gets a smile on their face. He will be deeply missed. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given.

Joseph Padgett

Morocco

Joseph Padgett of Morocco, passed away late Friday evening, July 18, 2003 at The Community Hospital in Munster, IN. Arrangements are pending at the Lang Funeral Home in Morocco. 219-285-2209

Grace F. Papke

Crown Point / Hammond

Grace F. Papke, age 82, a resident of St. Anthony Nursing Home in Crown Point, IN, formerly of Hammond, IN, passed away on July 18, 2003. She is survived by four nephews: Michael Everett of Florida, Gene Strawhun of California, Lee Strawhun of Merrillville, IN and Donald Mitchell and one niece, Donna Mitchell, both of Portage, IN; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Grace was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Munster.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM on Tuesday July 22, 2003 from the McCoy Funeral Chapel with Pastor Eric C. Stumpf officiating. Interment, Concordia Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Friends may meet with her family on Monday, July 21, 2003 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the McCoy Funeral Chapel, 5713 Hohman Ave., Hammond, IN. An expression of sympathy may be given to St. Paul's Memorial Fund or to one's favorite charity.

"God gave us His Grace. Even though she is now asleep in His arms, God's Grace will always be with us.".

Vern E. Rickel

Dyer

Vern E. Rickel, age 69, a long time resident of Dyer, IN, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2003 at The Community Hospital, Munster, IN. Vern was born Sept 21, 1933 in Genesee County, Michigan. He is survived by his wife Joy and children, Mark of LaPalma, California and Paula of Dyer, Indiana; sister, Vivian and brother, Carl, both of St. Petersburg, FL.

Vern was retired from Inland Steel where he worked as a Plant Protection Officer. He was also a independent contractor for The Times Newspaper for many years.

Vern was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in the 305th Bomb Wing as Senior Crew Chief, Staff Sergeant Missions to England and Spain, Strategic Air Command. He received the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. From the time of his youth, Vern was an avid golfer and worked at various Country Clubs throughout his lifetime. He was an active member of New Hope Community Church in Dyer, IN.

Funeral services and visitation will be held on Sunday, July 20, 2003 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., with a funeral service at 3:00 p.m., DIRECTLY at the New Hope Community Church, 14864 -101st (Exchange Street), Dyer, IN (3 miles south of US 30, 1/2 blk E of Sheffield (Hart Street). Pastor Tim Stidham officiating. Burial, Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, Indiana. Arrangements by Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, Dyer, IN.

Marie D. Romano

Crown Point

Marie D. Romano, age 93, of Crown Point, passed away Friday, July 18, 2003. Marie was a former Assistant Teacher for Disabled Children at Trade Winds. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Crown Point.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest P. Romano in 1993 and brother Fred Colosimo in 2002. She is survived by one son, John Romano of Crown Point; one granddaughter, Jeanna Romano of Crown Point; three great-grandchildren: Ashley Marie, Jamie and Zachary; two sisters-in-law: Betty Romano of West Virginia and Sarah Romano of Hammond. Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 9:15 AM at Geisen Funeral Home, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville, and 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Crown Point, Reverend Patrick Kalich officiating. Burial to follow at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, Indiana. Friends may call at the Geisen Funeral Home on Monday from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. Please visit www.geisenfuneral.com

Charlene Sarto

Lansing

Charlene Sarto, age 42, of Lansing, IL passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2003. Survived by mother, Geraldine (late father, Charles); brother, Anthony, and sister, Cheryl Carr; nephews, Jeffery, Steven, and Nicholas; aunts, Christine Plalacka and LaVerne Crutchfield; uncles, Richard and Michael Sarto.

Funeral service will be held Monday, July 21st, 2003, at 8:30 a.m. from the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, to St.Ann Church for 9 a.m. Mass. Burial, Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, Il. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home Sunday 2 to 9 p.m.

Charlene was a real estate attorney with General Growth Properties, a graduate of John Marshall School of Law and a member of the Illinois State Bar. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation in Charlene's memory.

Charles H. Storey

Valparaiso

Charles H. Storey, age 85, of Valparaiso, IN, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elizabeth; two sons: Timothy (Karen) Storey of Indianapolis and Terry Storey of Ft. Wayne, IN; three daughters; Elizabeth (Kent) Schwingendorf of Schererville, IN, Meg (Tom) O'Brien of St. John, IN and Susan (David) McClellan of Valparaiso, IN; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2003 at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Church, 5304 Hohman Ave., Hammond, Indiana. Father Roy Beeching officiating. Interment, St. Joseph Cemetery Hammond, Indiana.

Mr. Storey was a member of St. Joseph's Church and the Holy Name Society, and Inland Steel 25-Year Club. Donations may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society at Elizabeth Seton Church in Valparaiso or St. Joseph Church in Hammond. Arrangements by Burns-Kish Funeral Home, Hammond, IN.

Sharon Wallenberg

(nee Mason)

Calumet City

Sharon Wallenberg (nee Mason). Beloved wife of Herman "Jay". Devoted mother of Dan Wallenberg and Kathleen (Rodney) Brown. Loving grandmother of Danielle and Haley. Cherished daughter of Martha Mason. Sharon worked as a Registered Nurse for 30 years.

Visitation Sunday, 3:00 to 9:00 PM at the Hennessy-Nowak Funeral Home, 400 Pulaski Road (154th St.), Calumet City, IL, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred. For info: 708-862-5454.

Betty L. Yockey

Griffith

Betty L. Yockey, age 77, of Griffith, Indiana passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2003. She is survived by three children: Gayle (Willie) Holloman of Gary, Brad (Linddy) Yockey of Griffith and Gary (Kathy) Yockey of Wheatfield; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one brother, Jim (Dianne) Boylan of Lowell and one sister, Karen Harper of Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband William "Doc", in 1999.

Funeral services will be held on Monday. July 21, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Craig Perryman officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn Cemetery in Schererville, IN. Friends may meet with the family on Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (two blocks south of Ridge Road), Highland.

Mrs. Yockey was a member of the American Legion Post #66 Auxiliary of Griffith and V.F.W. Post #9982 Auxiliary of Griffith.

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