Area Death Notices

1997-02-04T00:00:00Z Area Death Notices nwitimes.com
February 04, 1997 12:00 am

Othelia B. "Sis" Austgen (nee Keilman)

Calumet City, IL.

Othelia B. Austgen "Sis" (nee Keilman), 91, late of Calumet City, IL.,

passed away Saturday, February 1, 1997. She is survived by two daughters Jo

Anne (Melvin) Neal of Lansing, IL and Carol (Thurman) Ferree of Highland, IN.;

six grandchildren, Pam (Melvin) Pfeiffer of Bridgman, MI., John (April) Neal of

Westville, IN, Thurman (Georgia) Ferree of Glen Carbon, IL, Linda (John)

Gambone of Union Town, OH, Timothy (Beth) and Thomas (Kim) Ferree, both of

Schererville, IN.; 13 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was

preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 5, 1997, 10:30 a.m.

prayers from the Hennessy-Nowak Funeral Home, 400 Pulaski Road (154th St.)

Calumet City, IL, to St. Victor Church for Mass at 11 a.m. Interment at St.

Joseph Cemetery, Dyer, IN. Visitation Tuesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mrs. Austgen was a retired employee of Rothschild Apparel in Hammond, IN.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society appreciated.

Theodore A. Burgwald

Thornton, IL.

Theodore A. Burgwald, 75, of Thornton, Illinois, passed away Saturday,

February 1, 1997 at Ingalls Memorial Hospital Harvey. Ted Burgwald is survived

by his wife Shirley (nee Dust); a daughter, Phyllis (Nelson) Pelletier of

Richland, Michigan; two sons, Robert of Tinley Park and David (Jacqueline)

Burgwald of Munster, Indiana; three grandsons; one brother, Glenn (Anne)

Burgwald of Mountainview, CA.

Visitation will be at the Smits, DeYoung- Vroegh Funeral Home, 649 East

162nd St., (Rt 6), South Holland, IL. on Tuesday, February 4th from 2 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 5th, 11 a.m at the chapel

with services conducted by Rev. Kennedy deSoto. Interment at Homewood Memorial

Gardens, Homewood, Illinois.

Mr. Burgwals was an Army Air Corps veteran of WWII; retired chemist from

Arco Research Dept in Harvey, IL.; member of the 483rd Bombardment Group

Association and Arco's Illiana Retiree's Club. Memorials to St. Paul's Lutheran

Church, 508 Chicago Road, Thornton, IL. or charity of donor's choice

appreciated 708-333-7000.

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Louis F. Busch, Jr.

Schererville/Hegewisch/Burnside

Louis F. Busch, Jr, 72, of Schererville, Indiana, formerly of Hegewisch

and Burnside, Illinois, passed away on Friday, January 31, 1997. He is survived

by his wife Florence (nee Tallman); three sons, Louis F. III (Chris), David

(Judy) and Frank (Debbie); one daughter, Valerie Rapp; 11 grandchildren;

brother, Wally (Pat); sister, Irene (Leo) Hogan; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 1997 at 9 a.m. from

the Rosemoor Funeral Home, 17943 South Torrence Ave., Lansing, Illinois to St.

Maria Goretti Church, Dyer, Indiana for 10 a.m. Mass. Visitation will be on

Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday 2 to 9 p.m. Interment at Assumption Cemetery,

Glenwood, Illinois.

Mr. Busch was a retired Chicago Firefighter after 24 years; retired

carpenter; World War II Navy veteran; Charter member of S.P.A.R.C.; and

Laryngectomy Club of St. Margaret Mercy Hospital N.C. 708-474-2404.

Anna Daniel

East Chicago

Anna Daniel, 90, of East Chicago, passed away on Friday, January 31,

1997 at Sebo's Nursing Home in Hobart. She is survived by many friends

throughout the Calumet Region.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 4, 1997 at 9:45 a.m. from

the Oleska-Pastrick Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at

Assumption Church with Father Thomas Balys, O.C.D. officiating. At rest, St.

John Catholic Cemetery, Hammond. Friends may call on Monday from 3 to 8 p.m. at

the Oleska-Pastrick Funeral Home, 3934 Elm St., East Chicago, (one blk N. of

Columbus Drive, US 12).

Anna was a retired employee of St. Catherine Hospital; former employee of

the Inland Steel Company and East Chicago Police Department; member of

Assumption Church, First Catholic Ladies Assoc. Branch #409 and Ladies

Pennsylvania Slovak Catholic Union.

Pete Durcho III Hammond Pete Durcho III, 57, of Hammond passed away on

Friday, January 31, 1997. Survived by two sons, Pete and Michael Durcho and

one daughter, Renee Durcho, all of Hammond; one sister, Mary Lou Broach and

niece Jeannie Broach and family, all of White Pigeon, Michigan; two

grandchildren, Joshua Durcho and Charles Dallas Durcho, both of Oklahoma;

nephews: Ronald Scott Goodwin, Frank S. Broach and Joe and Karen Broach and

family, all of Hammond, Terry Broach and sons, Phil and Brenda Johnson and

family of Kentucky, Gary and Sherry Kebert of Schererville; and good friend,

Gary Bruce of Griffith, who was a brother to all. Visitation will take place

Monday, February 3rd from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Burns-Kish Funeral

Home, 5840 Hohman Ave., Hammond, IN. Funeral services Tuesday 11 a.m. from the

funeral home with Father Philip Fusco officiating. Interment will be private.

Mr. Durcho was a member of the Millwright Local #1043 for 31 years; and member

of the Masonic Lodge. Flag Homer H. Erwin PIX Homer H. Erwin,

81, of Hessville, IN, passed away on Friday, January 31, 1997 at St. Catherine

Hospital, East Chicago. Survived by dear friends, Tom and Evelyn Bevill of

Hessville, with whom he made his home; two sisters, Juanita (Fred) Bridges and

Edna Smith, both of Jonesboro, Arkansas; two brothers, Bill Erwin of Jonesboro,

Arkansas and Pervis Erwin of California; three nieces and five nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Ida Erwin and a brother, Ferell.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 2nd at 8 P.M. from the Bocken

Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Ave., Hessville, Indiana, with Rev. Lonnie Bullock

officiating. Friends are invited to call at the Bocken Funeral Home on Sunday 2

to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mr. Erwin will then be removed to the Farmer Union

Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Arkansas for visitation on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m.

and funeral services Tuesday, February 4th at 1 p.m. with Rev. Harold Ray and

Rev. Terry Gage officiating. Burial at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Jonesboro,

Arkansas. Mr. Erwin was a resident of the Calumet area for 50 years; World

War II U.S. Army veteran decorated with the Eame Theatre Ribbon with 8 Bronze

Stars/with Bronze Arrowhead and the Purple Heart. He retired in 1987 from

C.S.X. Railroad with 49 years as a switchman. He attended the Fairmeadow

Community Church of the Nazarene of Munster. He was an avid bowler in many area

bowling leagues. Helen Fijut (nee Nowosinski) East Chicago Helen Fijut

(nee Nowosinski), 85, of East Chicago, passed away on Friday January 31, 1997.

Survived by her husband Stanley; two daughters, Geraldine (Edwin) Chromchik of

Munster and Janet Fijut of East Chicago; seven grandchildren; seven great

grandchildren; one brother, Stanley Nowosinski of Munster; one sister, Madge

(Joseph) Juszczak of East Chicago; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral

services will be held Tuesday, February 4, 1997, 9:30 a.m. at the Lesniak

Funeral Home, 4918 Magoun Ave., East Chicago, and 10 a.m. Mass at St.

Stanislaus Church with Msgr. John Siekierski officiating. Burial at Holy Cross

Cemetery, Calumet City, IL. Friends may call at the Lesniak Funeral Home for

visitation on Monday February 3rd from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mrs. Fijut was

a lifelong resident of East Chicago; member of Daughters of Isabella and Ladies

Auxiliary of Knights of Columbus Msgr. Connelly Council. Vito J. Gambino

Hammond Vito J. Gambino, 85, of Hammond passed away Friday, January 31,

1997. He is survived by his wife Alamenia; two daughters, Josephine (Ronald)

Thomas of Arizona and Cora (Arthur) Weaver of Chicago, IL.; one son, Joseph

(Michele) Gambino of Arizona; eight grandchildren; one brother, Angelo

(Josephine) Gambino of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Lucy Hall and Anna Miller,

both of Indiana. Funeral services will be Tuesday, 11 A.M. at the Solan

Funeral Home with Reverend Peter Muha officiating. Burial at Holy Cross

Cemetery in Calumet City, Illinois. Friends may visit with the family Tuesday

from 9 A.M. until time of service at the Solan Funeral Home, 7109 Calumt Ave.,

Hammond, IN. Mr. Gambino was a longtime area resident; member of St. John

Bosco Catholic Church and retired from General Motors Corporation. Elmer R.

Gerner Lowell Elmer R. Gerner, 81, of Lowell, passed away on Saturday

February 1, 1997 at the Colonial Nursing Home in Crown Point. He is survived by

his wife Nellie Jayne and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death

by three brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be held on

Tuesday, February 4, 1997 at 11 a.m. at Sheets Funeral Home, 604 E. Commercial

Ave., Lowell, IN. 46356 with Pastor Charles Hochmuth officiating. Cremation

will follow. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time on Tuesday. Mr.

Gerner was a member of the Lowell Church of Christ; a farmer; a baseball player

who trained with the St. Louis Cardinals. He worked for Pullman Standard in

Hammond as a military policeman during the war. He then ran the Standard

Station in Lowell and retired from Globe Mfg. after 23 years. Elmer and Nellie

were married for 59 years. Frances (Lenger) Grabowski California/Indiana

Harbor/Hammond Frances (Lenger) Grabowski, 95, formerly of Indiana Harbor

and Hammond, Indiana, passed away at her residence in Roseville, California on

Wednesday, January 15, 1997. She is survived by three daughters, Nettie (Bob)

Short of Roseville, CA, Shirley (Thomas) Buhring of Santa Barbara, CA, and

Wanda Gray of Hobart, IN; one son, Walter (Helen) Grabowski of Canyon Lake, TX;

loving grandmother of Lori Turner, Thomas Buhring, Scott Short, Robbie Short

and Crystal Short; great grandmother of Lindsey Turner and Josh Turner; one

brother, Walter Drozynski of Hammond; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded

in death by her husband John Grabowski in 1980. She was a 60 year resident

of the Calumet Region and owner of the Deodar Candy Store for several years.

She received "E" Awards from the Office of War Production Board for her welding

performance during World War II. She retired from Junior Toy in 1958. At her

request no services will be held and cremation has taken place. Matt S.

Luckiewicz Gary Matt S. Luckiewicz, 84, of Gary, passed away Sunday,

February 2, 1997. Survivors are wife of 58 years, Helen (Syjut); son, Robert

(Christine) Luckiewicz of Valparaiso; daughter, Mary ann Luckiewicz at home;

three grandsons, James (Leslie) Luckiewicz of Indianapolis, Joseph (Jamie)

Luckiewicz of Miller and Robert M. (Christine) Luckiewicz of Valparaiso; two

great grandchildren, Katie and Kyle Luckiewicz; brother, William (Bertha)

Luckiewicz of Lowell and sister, Lottie Lovell of Griffith; numerous nieces and

nephews. Friends may call at the Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service, 6360

Broadway, Merrillville from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services

will be held Wednesday, February 5, 1997 at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

Burial at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Mr. Luckiewicz was a member

of SS Peter and Paul Church and a retired Blacksmith from Amoco Oil Refinery,

Whiting and a member of PNA Lodge #1640. Gabriel E. Madrigal, Sr. East

Chicago Gabriel E. Madrigal, Sr., 55, of East Chicago, passed away Saturday,

February 1, 1997. He is survived by his wife Rosa M.; seven children: Gabriel

Jr (Patricia), Jaime (Yolanda), Susan (Lee) Juarez, Sergio, Gerardo, Roy and

Victor Angel, all of East Chicago; four grandchildren, Megan, Jaime Jr and

Josalyn Madrigal and Alexis A. Juarez; parents, Cruz and Elodia Madrigal of

Mexico, three brothers, Cruz, (Elisa) of East Chicago, Jose (Gamelia) and

Rojelio (MariaLuisa) Madrigal and sisters, Elodia (Luis) Hurrutia, Maria

Madrigal and Consuelo Madrigal, all of Mexico; father-in-law, Jose Soto and

many other relatives and friends throughout East Chicago and in Mexico.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 5, 1997 at 9:30 a.m. from

Oleska-Pastrick Funeral Home and Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. at Our Lady

of Guadalupe Church, East Chicago with Father Diego Gettig, C.PP.S.

officiating. At rest, St. John Catholic Cemetery, Hammond. Friends may visit

with the family on Tuesday from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Oleska-Pastrick Funeral

Home, 3934 Elm St., East Chicago (one block north of Columbus Drive US 12).

Mr. Madrigal was an employee of the Inland Steel Co. with 25 years of service;

member of the Union Local #1010 and Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Stanley A.

Matysiak Calumet City, IL. Stanley A. Matysiak, 103, formerly of Calumet

City IL., passed away Friday January 31, 1997 at The Munster Med-Inn. He is

survived by many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife Florence R.

Matysiak in 1996. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 4, 1997,

9:30 a.m. prayers from the Hennessy-Nowak Funeral Home, 400 Pulaski Road (154th

St.) Calumet City, IL., to St. Andrew the Apostle Church, Mass 10 a.m.

Entombment at Holy Cross Mausoleum. Visitation Monday 5 to 9 p.m. Mr.

Matysiak was a World War I Army veteran; a 3rd Degree member of Coronata

Council #3806 K of C, whose members will meet Monday at 7 p.m. and a retired

employee of Graphic Arts Inc. in Chicago, IL. Emma B. McCampbell (nee

Bodney) Hammond Emma B. McCampbell (nee Bodney), 89, of Hammond, passed

away Sunday, February 2, 1997 at her residence. She was the beloved wife of the

late Ralph John McCampbell who passed away February 2, 1985. She is survived by

her daughter, Dolores McCampbell of Hammond; son, Ralph (Phyllis) McCampbell of

Whiting; six grandchildren: Margaret Ann (Keith) Keldehouse of Frankfort, IL.,

Nancy (William) Dunn, Ralph (Jane) McCampbell III and Steven McCampbell, all of

Whiting, Thomas (Sue) McCampbell of Greensburg, PA and Michael McCampbell of

Hammond; 15 great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her sister

Margaret Vischak and five brothers, Andrew, John, Paul, Michael and Stephen

Bodney. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 5, 1997, 9:30 a.m.

at the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting, IN, a Mass of Christian

Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church,

Whiting, with the Rev. John E. Kalicky, C.PP.S. officiating. Interment at St.

John Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Visitation at the funeral home Tuesday 2 to 5 and 7

to 9 p.m. The St. John Rosary Society, together with members of the parish will

offer prayers at the funeral home Tuesday at 4 p.m. Mrs. McCampbell was a

lifelong resident of the Calumet Region; member of St. John the Baptist

Catholic Church, Whiting, the St. John Rosary Society and the Daughters of

Isabella Circle #81, who will offer prayers at the funeral home on Tuesday at

2:30 p.m. 219-659-4400. Matthew "Matt" C. Moore Hammond Matthew "Matt"

C. Moore, 87, of Hammond passed away Sunday, February 2, 1997. He is survived

by his wife of 56 years, Jane; three sons, David Moore of Hammond, Michael

(Sandra) Moore of Pennsylvania and William Moore of Arizona; two daughters,

Kathleen (Jerome) Pulkowski of Hobart and Janie (Ronald) Noel of Hammond; seven

grandchildren, Angela, Molly, Amanda and Nathan Moore, Shelly Fischer, Shannon

Pulkowski and Brandi Koskakowski; two sisters, Mary Burke of Virginia and

Noreen Moore of New York; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by

three brothers, Eugene, John and James Moore and two sisters, Kathryn Keay and

Dalene Moore. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. at the

Solan Funeral Home with Reverend Peter Muha officiating. Cremation will follow

the service. Friends may visit with the famly on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9

p.m. at the Solan Funeral Home, 7109 Calumet Ave., Hammond, IN. Mr. Moore was

a lifelong area resident and member of St. John Bosco Church. Alejandro R.

Moreno "Aleks" Gary/Hammond PIX Alejandro R. Moreno "Aleks, 24, of Gary,

formerly of Hammond passed away Friday, January 31, 1997. He is survived by his

wife Maria Del Rosia; two children, Angel J. and Alexis A.R. Moreno; parents, Mario and

Martha Moreno of Hammond; two brothers, Juan C. Moreno and Ricardo J. Moreno,

both of Hammond; paternal grandmother Maria D. Moreno of Mexico; and many

aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held

Tuesday, February 4, 1997, 9:30 a.m. from the Fife Funeral Home, 4201

Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, Indiana, and 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church,

East Chicago, with Rev. Stephen Gibson officiating. Burial at Calvary Cemetery,

Portage. Visitation at the Fife Funeral Home will be on Monday from 2 to 5 and

7 to 9 p.m. Prayer services 8 p.m. Monday. Alejandro was Assistant Manager of

Kid's Foot Locker in Chicago; 1991 graduate of E.C. Central High School; Life

long resident of area. Alejandro was a loving husband, father and son. Larry

Oneal Harris, Jr. "Duke" East Chicago Larry Oneal Harris, Jr., "Duke",

18, of East Chicago, IN, passed away Wednesday, January 29, 1997 at St.

Catherine Hospital. Survived by his mother, Theresa; two brothers, Dwayne and

James; and two sisters, Ayanna and Dalila, all at home; one nephew, JoJuan;

maternal grandparents, Elevedis and Myrtle McClain of Hammond; maternal great

grandparents Adolph McClain and Caroline Noble, both of Midway, Alabama;

devoted friends, Mell, Tay, Ronnie, Mookie and Charlie; 10 uncles, nine aunts

and a host of great aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. Preceded in

death by his father Larry O. Harris, Sr. Funeral services will be held

Wednesday, Febuary 5, 1997 at 11 a.m. from Antioch Baptist Church, 3902-06

Alexander Ave., East Chicago, IN., Rev. Dr. Vincent L. McCutcheon Pastor and

Rev. Glenn Dunson officiating. Interment, Fern Oaks Cemetery, Griffith, IN.

Friends may call Tuesday, February 4th at Hinton-Williams Funeral Home, 4859

Alexander Ave., East Chicago from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. INFANT Gabriell

Perez Hessville Infant Gabriell Perez passed away Thursday, January 30,

1997 at St. Margaret Mercy North Cmapus. She is survived by parents Samuel and

Cheryl Perez of Hessville; grandparents, great grandmother and several aunts,

uncles and cousins. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, February 4,

1997 at 11 a.m. at Mount Mercy Cemetery in Gary, Indiana with Brother Mark

Turner officiating. Bocken Funeral Home of Hessville in charge of

arrangements. Charles Poi Hammond Charles Poi, 77, of Hammond, passed

away on Friday, January 31, 1997. Survived by wife Bernice (nee Kandalec); one

daughter, Cynthia (Richard) Turnipseed of Hammond; one son, Charles (Elizabeth)

Poi of Indianapolis; three grandchildren Michael and Matthew Poi, and Ian

Turnipseed; four sisters, Esther Poi, Bertha Poi, Katherine (John) Stevens and

Ann Poi, all of Schererville; three brothers, Michael (Maryann) Poi of Rancho

Mirage, California, Joseph (Barbara) Poi of Munster and Bert (Lu Ann) Poi of

Highland; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brothers, John and

Frank. Funeral services Monday, February 3, 1997, 9:30 a.m. at the Anthony &

Dziadowicz Funeral Home, 4404 Cameron Ave., Hammond, IN. (two blocks east of

Hohman, one block north of Gostlin), 10 a.m. Mass at St. Casimir Church with

Rev. Vladimir Janeczek officiating. Cremation, Oakland Memory Lanes Crematory,

Dolton, IL. Visitation Sunday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mr. Poi was a lifelong

Calumet area resident; a retired employee of Union Carbide in East Chicago;

Army Air Force veteran of World War II; member of American Legion Pershing Post

#428-with services Sunday at 7:30 p.m.; the Calumet A.C. Old Tymers and the

East Chicago Moose #1256. Lincoln Rosser Dyer/Hebron Lincoln Rosser, 82,

of Dyer, formerly of Hebron, passed away on Saturday, February 1, 1997.

Survived by wife Mollie; four children, Judy (Richard) Pierce of Morris,

Illinois, Thomas Rosser of Wilmington, Illinois, Terrence (Beverly) Rosser of

Dyer and Bruce (Wendy) Rosser of Lansing, Illinois; seven grandchildren and

four great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 4,

1997, 11 a.m. at the Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 1920 Hart St., Dyer, Indiana,

with Rev. Michael Schuessler officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn Memorial

Gardens, Schererville, IN. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday

morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. Mr. Rosser was from the

Roseland area of Chicago; and retired from Interlake Steel in 1976. Valentine

J. Rzonca Beacher, IL/Chicago Valentine J. Rzonca, 83, late of Beacher,

IL, formerly of Chicago, entered into eternal life on Saturday, February 1,

1997. Beloved husband of Stella (nee Wasylewski). Preceded in death by his

first wife Helen (nee Zajac). Dear father of James (Joan) Rzonca of Lockport,

IL, Gerry (Ken) Piotrowski of Burbank, IL and John (Judy) Rzonca of Chicago,

IL; grandfathr of James, Kevin, William, Geralyn, Jennifer, Sherry and Lynsey;

great grandfather of Isabelle and Claire; fond brother of Mary (late Ed)

Longner, late Rose (late Art) Severson, late Walter (late Midge Rzonca, late

Helen (late John) Palinski, late Paul Rzonca, Eugene (Mary Lou) Rzonca, Therese

(Marty) Surdell; and many nieces and nephews. Prayers to be said Wednesday,

February 5th, 9:30 a.m. at the SADOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 13300 So. Houston Ave.,

Hegewisch, IL, to St. Liborius Church in Steger, IL for Mass of Christian

burial at 10:30 a.m. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation Monday 5 to 9

p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 9 p.m. Mr. Rzonca was the former owner of Jim's Fire

Barn, 51st & Wood and a member of the Gaelic Fire Brigade. 773-646-1666. Leo

A. Sargent Schererville Leo A. Sargent, 84, of Schererville, Indiana,

passed away on Saturday, February 1, 1997. Survived by his daughters, Suzanne

(Jim) Kilinski and Sara (Stan) Hendricks, both of Schererville; son, Clair

(Mary) Sargent of San Diego, CA.; six grandchildren; Jim Kilinski, Jeff (Susan)

Kilinski, Stan and Beth Hendricks, Michael (Rosie) Sargent and Michelle (Marc)

Tappen; two great grandsons, Ryan and Joshua. Preceded in death by his wife

Jean and son, Ron. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 5,

1997 at 11 a.m. at the Lincoln Ridge Funeral Home, 7607 West Lincoln Highway,

Schererville, Indiana (Rt 30 east of Cline Ave.) with Rev. Daniel Sutherin

officiating. At rest, Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, Indiana. Friends are

invited to call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Sargent was a retired employee of Schererville Lumber; former employee of

the Lake County Sheriff's Department and Sherwood Golf Club; an active member

of AARP Chapter #1552 and the Tri-Town Senior Citizens and the Schererville

Senior Citizens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to

Hospice of the Calumet Area. Flag John A. Sarnecki East Chicago John

A. Sarnecki, 73, of East Chicago, passed away Saturday, February 1, 1997.

Survived by his loving wife of 53 years Lillian (nee Wolan); two daughters,

Adrienne Masin of Beaverton, Oregon and Marlene Sarnecki of St. Joseph,

Michigan; two sons, John J. (Lynda) Sarnecki of Munster and Ronald Sarnecki of

Bloomington, Indiana; eight grandchildren; Scott Masin, John J. Jr., Carolyn,

Allison, Sean, Maribeth, Adam and Chelsea Sarnecki; five brothers, Joseph

(Marie) Sarnecki of Highland, Frank (Josephine) Sarnecki of East Chicago,

Walter Sarnecki of East Chicago, Louis (Lois) Sarnecki of Summerfield, Florida

and Al (Ruth) Sarnecki of Fredricksburg, Texas; three sisters, Lucy Sarnecki of

East Chicago, Cecilia (Dick) Williams of Chicago Heights, Illinois and Harriet

(Steve) Zelencik of Woodside, California; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded

in death by his parents Jacob and Mary, brother, Stanley and sister, Sr. Mary

Octavia. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 5, 1997, 9:30 a.m.

at the Lesniak Funeral Home, 4918 Magoun Ave., East Chicago, IN, and 10 a.m.

Mass at St. Stanislaus Church with Rev. Joseph Niezgoda officiating. Burial at

Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL. Friends may call at the Lesniak Funeral

Home for visitation on Tuesday February 4th, from 2 to 9 p.m. Mr. Sarnecki

was a lifelong resident of East Chicago and member of St. Stanislaus Church;

retired employee of the Monon (L&N) Railroad in Hammond with 31 years service;

veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy for six years attaining the

rank of Chief Petty Officer; Life member of American Legion Allied Post #369,

who will post colors on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and conduct military services on

Wednesday. John was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be

missedy by all. Please omit flowers. Marie J. Sieman Chicago Marie J.

Sieman, 90, of Chicago, passed away Saturday, February 1, 1997 at St. Margaret

Hospital. Survivors include one son, Ronald (Jo) of Whiting; one daughter,

Vivian Radwill of Oak Lawn; one brother, Roman (Marie) Olaszek of Chicago; nine

grandchildren; five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by one sister, Helen. Funeral services will be held on

Tuesday, February 4, 1997 at 9:30 a.m. from the Owens Funeral Home, Calumet Ave

& 119th St., Whiting, IN, for 10 a.m. Mass at St. John the Baptist Roman

Catholic Church, Father John Kalicky, C.PP.S. officiating. Burial will be at

Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, Illinois. Friends may call at the funeral

home Monday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mrs. Sieman was a lifelong resident of

Chicago. Constance Ann Solar "Connie" (nee Comerford) Dyer Constance Ann

Solar "Connie" (nee Comerford), 60, of Dyer, Indiana passed away Saturday,

February 1, 1997. Survived by loving husband John J. Solar; three daughters,

Diana (Scott) Solar-Millhorn, Beth (Michael) Redden and Dorothy Solar; four

sons, John T. (Debbie) Solar, Edward (Debbie) Solar, James and David Solar; 11

grandchildren; mother, Mary Zita Comerford; one sister, Kathleen (Don) Mueller;

three brothers, William B. (Mary Beth) Comerford, James (Cleo) Comerford and

Daniel (Irene) Comerford; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her

father, James T. Comerford. Funeral services Wednesday, February 5, 1997,

9:30 a.m. at the Anthony & Dziadowicz Funeral Home, 9445 Calumet Ave. (at 45th

Street) Munster, Indiana, 10 a.m. Mass at St. Maria Goretti Church with Rev.

Alfred Dettmer officiating. Burial at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville,

Indiana. Visitation Tuesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wake service Tuesday at 3

p.m. Mrs. Solar was a member of the Lake County Right to Life; Experimental

Air craft Association; E.A.A., Oshkosh, Wisconsin; an R.C.I.A. Instructor and

C.C.D. Teacher at St. Joseph's Church, Dyer and St. Maria Goretti Church, Dyer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Control

Fund of Indiana, Indiana University School of Medicine, 535 Barnhill Drive,

Indianapolis, IN. 46223. Winifred "Wincy" G. Tuttle Portage Winifred

"Wincy" G. Tuttle, 53 of Portage, passed away Saturday, February 1 1997 at

Porter Memorial Hospital. He was born January 17, 1944 in East Gary, Indiana,

the son of Add and Annie Mae (Owens) Tuttle. A lifetime Portage resident, he

was married on November 6, 1965 in Portage to Etta Marie Baughman. He was

employed as a truckdriver for U.S. Steel for five years, a material handler for

the Budd Company for 12 years and a custodial supervisor for Portage Township

School for 12 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post #260 of

Portage and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1900 of Portage and a Charter

member of Chapter Q2 G.W.R.R.A. Survivors are his wife Etta Marie of Portage;

one daughter Wanda Patten of Lake Station, his mother, Annie Mae Tuttle of

London, Kentucky formerly of Portage; four grandchildren, Stephanie, Ashlee,

Sara and LaKendra, all of Lake Station; two brothers, L.B. (Shirley) Tuttle of

Grovertown, Indiana and Wendell (Kastine) Tuttle of Lake Station; one sister,

Shirley (James) Payne of London, Kentucky; eight nephews and 12 nieces and many

loving family members, friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his

father, one brother, Dennis and one sister Janice. Funeral services will be

held Tuesday, February 4, 1997 at 10 a.m. at Engel Funeral Home with Pastor Dan

Bontrager of Grace New Testament Church officiating. Interment in McCool

Cemetery, Portage. Friends may call Monday, February 3rd, from 2 to 5 and 7 to

9 p.m. at the Engel Funeral Home located at 2700 Willowcreek Road, Portage, IN.

An American Legion service will be held on Monday evening at 7:30 p.m..

Memorials may be made to the Portage Boys and Girls Club. For information

please call Engel Funeral Home at 219-762-8595. Terri Rose Whittington

Hammond Terri Rose Whittington, 34, of Hammond entered into her eternal

home on Friday January 31, 1997 at St. Margaret Mercy Hospital, Hammond. She is

survived by loving husband Kevin; daughter, Megan Ann Guthrie at home; parents,

James and Lois Baker of Hammond; two aunts, Sherlee (William) Nelson of

Maryland and Vicki Stanford Jr. of Arizona; nieces and nephews. Preceded in

death by her son Raymond James Whittington, uncle, Robert B. Stanford Jr. and

grandfather, Robert B. Stanford Sr. Funeral services will be held Monday,

February 3rd at 12:30 P.M. at the C.J. Huber Funeral Home, 722 - 165th Street,

Hammond (one block west of Calumet Avenue) with a 1 P.M. Mass of Christian

Burial at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Hammond with Fr. Richard Orlinski

officiating. Burial at Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond. Friends may call at the C.J.

Huber Funeral Home Monday, February 3rd from 11 a.m. until time of service.

Mrs. Whittington was a former member of Covenant Presbyterian Church of

Hammond; a graduate of Loyola University; married to her loving husband for six

years. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers,

donations can be made to the family. Ula May York Hammond Ula May York,

76, of Hammond, IN passed away on Saturday, February 1, 1997 at St. Catherine

Hospital. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Gloria (Jay) Kirkland of LaPorte, IN;

three brothers, Robert Hepworth of DeMotte, IN, Iver Lee and Harry Hepworth,

both of Fort Wayne, IN; two sisters, Mrs. Hilda (Tom) Bayron of Miller Beach

and Mrs. Isabell (Robert) Rankin of Florida; two granddaughters, Ms Kris

Lestinsky of LaPorte, IN and Ms. Dana Alley of Gary, IN; three great

granddaughters. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 5, 1997,

10 a.m. from the Virgil Huber Funeral Home Hessville Chapel, with Pastor Lonnie

Bullock officiating. Burial at Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Friends are

invited to call at Virgil Huber Funeral Home, 7051 Kennedy Ave., Hessville, IN.

on Tuesday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mrs. York was a Charter member of

Nazarene Church-now Fairmeadow Community Church of the Nazarene; and a lifelong

resident of Hammond. Eso "Tom" Zagorac Highland Eso "Tom" Zagorac, 79, of

Highland, passed away on Saturday, February 1, 1997. Survived by wife Martha;

daughter, Sherry Rodriguez Zagorac of Schererville; son, Tom (Kyoka) Z

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