Ann H. (Boyle) Balitewicz
Hobart / Brunswick
Ann H. (Boyle) Balitewicz, 83, of Hobart, IN., passed away Wednesday,
March 12, 1997. Mrs. Balitewicz had been a Hobart resident for 28 years coming
from Brunswick. She was a former employee of Nason's Appliance Stores of Gary
for many years and was an avid pinochle player in Hobart and Brunswick
Community Clubs. Survived by husband Casimir J. Balitewicz and two daughters,
Sharon (Carroll) Massey of Portage and Patricia (Nick) Christ of Crown Point;
five grandchildren: Shelly and Bryan Back, Cathy (Jamie) MacDougall, Tim
Massey, Mark (Chrisanne) Christ, Vanessa (Robert) Dunn; five great
grandchildren; one step-daughter, Chestine (John) Brindley of Lowell; two
step-grandchildren, Nadine Brindley and Jeff Brindley; one sister, Katherine
Wallace of Florida. Preceded in death by brother, William Kosarch and sister,
Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Funeral
services Saturday, March 15, 1997 at 1 p.m. at the Rees Funeral Home, 600 West
Old Ridge Road, Hobart, Indiana. Cremation, Calvary Cemetery. Visitation at the
Rees Funeral Home Friday 2 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday one hour prior to the
Susan B. Bartowski
Susan B. Bartowski (nee Kusek), 74, of Hammond passed away Thursday, March
13 1997. She is survived by her husband, Edward; two daughters, Diane (Mark)
Roberts of Lansing, Pamela (Daniel) Pullen of Hammond; one son, Kenneth
(Gloria) Bartowski of New York; five grandchildren, Timothy and Christopher
Roberts, Matthew, Laura and Amy Pullen; three brothers, Edward and Casey Kusek,
both of Chicago and Chester (Lorraine) Kusek of Orland Park; one sister, Stella
Kusek of Chicago. Preceded in death by brother, Ted and sister, Loretta.
Funeral services will be held Monday 9:30 a.m. from the Solan Funeral Home
for 10:00 a.m. Mass at St. John Bosco Catholic Church with Father Stanley
Dominik officiating. Burial, Holy Cross Cemetery in Calumet City, IL. Friends
may visit with the family Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Solan
Funeral Home, 7109 Calumet Ave., Hammond. Rosary 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Bartowski was a member of the St. John Bosco Catholic Church, Altar
and Rosary Society, P.R. C.U.A. #521. Memorials to St. John Bosco are preferred.
James E. Curtin
James E. Curtin, 66, of Highland, went to his eternal home on Tuesday,
March 11, 1997 Survived by loving wife of 46 years, Beatrice "Bea"; one son, Ed
Curtin; one adored daughter, Lyn (Glenn) Hussey of California; cherished
mother, Irene (late Ed) Curtin of Whiting; loved brother, Bob (Gladys) Curtin
of Florida; beloved sister, Pat (Bob) Hansen of Whiting; several aunts, nieces,
nephews and great nephews; special great nephews, Ryan and Nicholas and great
niece, Caitlin; good buddy, Dick (Carol) Good of Schererville and friends, Al
and Bonnie Orth of Highland.
Private family graveside services were held at Calumet Park Cemetery in
Merrillville, Indiana with James Willhoit Minister, officiating. Kuiper Funeral
Home of Highland was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Curtin was a past president of the Highland Little League and past
manager of the Championship Aces Little League Team; retired from LTV Steel
with 46 years of service and an avid fisherman. He was loved and shall be
Marvin Ray Farmer
Marvin Ray Farmer, 66 of Hammond, passed away Friday, March 14, 1997 at St.
Margaret Mercy North Campus, Hammond. He is survived by his wife, Billie
(Hendrix); five stepchildren, Jean (Dr. Richard) Soofi of Wauconda, Illinois,
Janet Wimmer of Portage, IN, Cathy Hendrix of Dallas, TX, Ronald Hendrix of
Johnson City, TN, Teresa (Jim) Dills of Hammond, IN; eight step grandchildren;
one step great-grandchild; five sisters, Lena Ford of Fort Worth, TX, Hathaway
Brown of Steger, IL, Dorothy Monroe of Owensboro, KY, Geneva Stewart of
Calhoun, KY and Mildred Willis of Chicago Heights, IL; special nephew, Donald
(Kim) Farmer of Schererville; several other nieces and nephews.
Visitation, Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. at the LaHayne Funeral Home, 5746 HOHMAN
AVE., Hammond, IN. He will be removed to the Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home in
Hartford, KY for visitation Tuesday evening with funeral services will be held
Wednesday, March 19, 1997 11 a.m. Burial, Rosine Cemetery, Rosine, Kentucky.
Mr. Farmer was a worker on the assembly lines at Ford Motor Co., Chicago
Heights, IL where he worked for 30 years; a veteran of the U.S. Army and a
resident of Hammond for 20 years.
Anne Havrilesko, 83, of Crown Point, Indiana passed away on Wednesday,
March 12, 1997. She is survived by her brother-in-law, Thaddeus (Patricia) Maka
of Schererville; nephew, Lawrence (Cheryl) Maka of Munster; niece, Cindy
(Larry) Cosmo of St. John; grand- niece, Deborah A. Maka (Pharm.D.) of
Pennsylvania; grand-niece, Kimberly (Chad) Girnus of Colorado; grand-nephew,
Chris Maka of Wabash, Indiana. Preceded in death by her husband John, parents,
John and Mary Sedor, sister, Mary (nee Sedor) Maka and brother, Lt. John Sedor.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 15, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. at
the St. Anthony Nursing Center Chapel in Crown Point, Indiana with Rev. Mark
Tyson officiating. At rest, Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond, Indiana. Friends are
invited to call on Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Lincoln Ridge Funeral Home,
7607 West Lincoln Highway, Schererville, Indiana (Rt. 30 east of Cline Ave.).
Panachida Prayer Service Friday evening at 6 p.m.
Mrs. Havrilesko was a member of the Holy Ghost Orthodox Church of East
Chicago; a retired school teacher in the Hammond School System with 37 years of
service, retiring from Caldwell School in 1983; member of the Ladies Altar
Society and former church officer. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may
be given to the Descent of the Holy Spirit Orthodox Church of Schererville.
John L. Lewandowski
John L. Lewandowski, 71, of Gary passed away Thursday, March 13, 1997. He
is survived by wife, Irene; two sons, John M. Lewandowski of Gary and Mark E.
Lewandowski of Atlanta, Georgia; one sister-in-law, Rosemary Lewandowski of
Gilbert, Arizona; two nieces, Rose Orr of Gilbert, Arizona and Linda (Ralph)
McCollough of Pittsburgh, California; one nephew, Leonard Lewandowski of
Suisun, California; two great nieces, Jaimy and Kristine Orr of Gilbert,
Funeral services will be held Monday, March 17, 1997 at 9 a.m. at the
Geisen Funeral Home, 7905 Broadway, Merrilliville, 9:30 a.m. St. Joseph the
Worker Church, Rev. Benedict J. Benakovic officiating. Burial, Calumet Park
Cemetery, Merrillville. Friends may call 2 to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Prayer service
Sunday at 5:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials be given to
St. Monica-St. Luke Soup Kitchen.
Mr. Lewandowski was a member of St. Joesph the Worker Church; he was a
retired employee of Bethlehem Steel Company; a World War II and Korean Conflict
Navy Veteran; member of the USW Local #6787 and the P.N.A. Lodge #912.
Jean A. Linko
Jean A. Linko (nee Korbel), 66, of Whiting, passed away Wednesday, March
12, 1997 at the Bernard Mitchell Hospital, Chicago. She is survived by her
beloved husband of 45 years, Raymond J.; two daughters, Debbie (Joe) Franko and
Laura Linko, both of Whiting; three sons, Tom Linko and Mike (Jennifer) Linko,
both of Whiting and Steve (Carol) Linko of Washington, Illinois; seven
grandchildren: Valerie, Codi, Cassi, Joey, Andy, Jordan and Luke; sister, Marge
(Dan) Helmick and brother, Joe (Janice) Korbel, both of Whiting; many nieces
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 15, 1997, 9:30 a.m. at the
Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting, IN., 10 a.m. Liturgy at the St.
Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Whiting, with the Rev. Joseph Pohorlak
officiating. Interment at St. John Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Visitation at the
funeral home Friday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Parastas Services at the funeral
home Friday at 8 p.m.
Mrs. Linko was a lifelong resident of Whiting; a member of St. Mary
Byzantine Catholic Church, Whiting and the St. Mary Rosary Society, who will
offer prayers at the funeral home Friday at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, masses
would be appreciated. 219-659-4400.
Mark Malenshek, 28, of Merrillville, passed away Friday, March 14, 1997.
Survived by parents, John & Cynthia Malenshek of Arkansas; brother, Gregory
Malenshek of Lake Station and grandparents, James & Henrietta Seibold of Gary.
Mr. Malenshek was a graduate of Merrillville High School class of 1987.
Friends may call at Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service, 6360 Broadway,
Merrillville on Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be
held Monday, March 17, 1997 at 9:30 a.m. from Pruzin Brothers Chapel and 10
a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Church with Rev. Joseph M. Kelchak officiating. Burial,
Calumet Park Cemetery. Prayer services Sunday, 4 p.m. Memorials preferred to
Spinal Cord Research, Florida.
Calumet City, IL/
Indiana Harbor/East Chicago, IN.
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Maria Martinez, 90, of Calumet City, Illinois, passed away Thursday,
March 13, 1997. She is survived by her daughter, Delphine (Joseph) Mochalski of
Calumet City; three grandchildren, Anastasia (Francis) Kelly, Arthur Rubalcava
and Rene (Angela) Rubalcava; one great grandchild, Rhett Heuer-Rubalcava.
Preceded in death by her husband, Guillermo.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 15, 1997, 2 P.M. at the
Solan Funeral Home, 7109 Calumet Avenue, Hammond, Indiana. Friends may visit
with the family at the funeral home on Saturday from 1 P.M. until the time of
Maria was formerly a long time resident of Indiana Harbor and East Chicago,
Indiana; a self-employed seamstress for many years.
Donald E. Newhouser
Donald E. Newhouser, 80, of Valparaiso, formerly of Highland, passed away
Friday, March 14, 1997. Survivors: wife, Lula; three daughters, Mary (Sam)
Riina of Arizona, Donna Welch of Arizona and Jean (John) Corella of California;
five step-children, Jerry (Joan) Eddy of Highland, Buford Eddy of Griffith,
Tony (Mary Ann) Eddy and Nina (Danny) Akers, both of Dyer and Sandy Eddy of
Griffith; five grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren and 10
great-grandchildren; one sister, Laverda Keyes of York, Nebraska. Preceded in
death by son, Emil Joseph.
Funeral services will be held Monday, March 17, 1997 at 11 a.m. at the
Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 2828 Highway Avenue, Highland with Rev. L. Vajda
officiating. Burial, Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Friends may
call at the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mr. Newhouser was retired from the Operating Engineers Local #150 after 50
years of service; he was a Veteran of the Navy Cee-Bee's of World War II and
was a member of the Griffith Masonic Lodge. Memorials would be appreciated.
Walter F. Novak
Calumet City, IL
Walter F. Novak, 86, late of Crawfordsville, IN, formerly of Calumet City,
IL passed away Thursday, March 13, 1997, at Culver Hospital, Crawfordsville.
Survivors; two daughters, Mary Ann (John) Childress and Margaret (Joseph)
Bruni; two sisters, Lottie Pamedis and Frances (Casmir) Rogalski; five
grandchildren; three great grandchildren; preceded in death by his wife,
Martha, and one brother, Frank (Louise) Nowak.
Services will be held Monday, March 17, 1997, at 9:30 A.M. from Opyt
Funeral Home, 13350 Baltimore Avenue, Hegewisch, to St. Columba Church for 10
A.M. Mass. Entombment, Holy Cross cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday 5 to 9
Mr. Novak was a retired machine shop instructor at CVS High School after 25
years of service; a graduate of DePaul University and Chicago Teachers College;
a former Board of Director member of 1st Savings Bank of Hegewisch.
Dorothy C. Paruszkiewicz
Dorothy C. Paruszkiewicz (nee Stelmaszek), 71, late of Calumet City, passed
away Thursday, March 13, 1997. She is survived by her husband, Norbert; son,
Dennis (Peggy) Paruszkiewicz; daughter, Diane (James) Ballard; grandson, Justin
Paruszkiewicz. Preceded in death by her mother, Lucille (late Steve) Kujawa and
brother, Frank Stelmaszek.
Funeral services will be held Monday, March 17, 1997, 9:30 a.m. prayers
from the Hennessy-Nowak Funeral Home, 400 Pulaski Road (154th Street), Calumet
City to St. Andrew the Apostle Church, Mass 10 a.m. Entombment, Holy Cross
Mausoleum. Visitation Sunday 2 to 9 p.m.
Juanita Rohrberg, 75, of Hammond passed away Friday, March 14, 1997. She is
survived by one daughter, Karolyn (John) Carpenter of South Bend, IN; four
grandchildren, Brenda (Rod) Jones of Niles, MI, John E. Carpenter of South
Bend, Bryan A. Carpenter of Lafayette and Kristi L. Carpenter of South Bend;
three great-grandchildren, Kyle and Kaley Jones of Niles, MI and Joey Carpenter
of South Bend; one brother, Norman L. Johnson of Hammond. Preceded in death by
her husband, Herman F. Rohrberg in February, 1996.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. LaHayne Funeral Home, 6955
SOUTHEASTERN AVE., Hammond, IN in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Rohrberg was a resident of this area for over 60 years; a retired
seamstress from Hammond Drapery Co. where she worked for over 30 years and a
member of St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church of Munster, IN. Further information
Caroline R. Sadowski
Caroline R. Sadowski (nee Spanich), 80, of East Chicago passed away
Wednesday March 12, 1997 in Manhattan Beach, California. She is survived by two
sons, Jason (Peggy) Sadowski of Hermosa Beach, California and Dennis (Marian)
Sadowski of Manhattan Beach, California; four grandchildren, four
great-grandchildren; sister, Ann Spanich of Whiting. Preceded in death by her
two brothers, Michael and Vincent Spanich.
Funeral services will be held Monday, March 17, 1997 at 9:30 a.m. at the
Baran Funeral Home, 1235 - 119th Street, Whiting. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be offered at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Whiting with the Rev.
Charles W. Niblick officiating. Interment, St. John Cemetery, Hammond.
Visitation at the funeral home Sunday 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Prayer service at
the funeral home Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Mrs. Sadowski was born December 24, 1916 to Michael and Josephine (Kralj)
Spanich; she was a lifelong resident of the Calumet Region and a longtime East
Chicago businesswoman. 219-659-4400.
Ann Marie Savarese
Ann Marie Savarese, 69, of Merrillville, formerly of Crystal River,
Florida passed away Wednesday, March 12, 1997. She was a member of Our Lady of
Consolation Church; and the St. Scholastica Roman Catholic Church in Florida.
Preceded in death by husband, Vincent in 1985 and infant son, Vincent John III,
two brothers, Edward and Frank and two sisters Victoria and Genevieve. She is
survived by twin sister, Mary Ann McConnell of Merrillville and sister, Rose
Solak of California; one brother, Joseph Skupinska of Pennsylvania; two
step-children, Vincent Jr. (Barbara) Savarese of Maine and Michael (Monica)
Savarese of Valparaiso; four grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 15, 1997 at 10:30 a.m.
at Our Lady of Consolation Church in Merrillville, Indiana, with Father Joseph
Vamos officiating. Additional services and burial will be held Tuesday, March
18th in Homasassa, Florida. In lieu of flowers, donations to Our Lady of
Consolation Church would be appreciated. Stilinovich & Wiatrolik Funeral Home,
7535 Taft St., Merrillville, IN, in charge of arrangements.
Patricia Marie Siurek
Patricia Marie Siurek (nee Kurzydem) 75 of Highland, formerly of East
Chicago passed away Thursday, March 13, 1997. She is survived by her husband,
Walter Raymond Siurek; one daughter, Celeste Anne Siurek of Highland; one
sister, Evelyn Harriet (Samuel) Lula of East Chicago; numerous nieces and
Funeral services will be held Monday, March 17, 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, St. John
Cemetery, Hammond, Indiana. Friends may call at the Lesniak Funeral Home for
visitation on Sunday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mrs. Siurek was a lifelong resident of the East Chicago/Highland area; a
graduate of Roosevelt High School, Class of '38; member of American Legion Post
#369, Ladies Auxiliary who will hold services Sunday at 3 p.m. Contributions to
the American Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Mrs. Siurek was a
loving and devoted wife and mother and will be missed by all who knew her.
Victoria (Taskoff) Stoleff
Victoria (Taskoff) Stoleff, 84, a Gary resident for 37 years, passed
away on Thursday, March 13, 1997. She was a member of SS. Peter & Paul
Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral, the Ladies Auxiliary and a former member of the
M.P.O. She is preceded in death by her husband John Taskoff in 1964. She is
survived by one son, Paul (Angline) Taskoff of Schererville; one
granddaughter, Christina Taskoff (fiance, Dr. John Baumgartner) of Colorado;
one grandson, Steven Taskoff (fiancee, Olivia Dojcinovski) of Schererville; one
brother, Vangel Popovski of Macedonia; many nieces and nehphews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday 1 P.M. directly at SS. Peter &
Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral, Crown Point, Indiana, with the Rev. Toma
Stamatov officiating. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the
time of service. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2 to 9 p.m. at the
Stilinovich & Wiatrolik Funeral Home, 7535 Taft Street (Hwy 55), Merrillville,
IN. Burial at Calumet Park Cemetery. Pomen Service will be offered at 7:30
p.m. Friday evening.
Mary L. Strickland
Mary L. Strickland, 85, of Gary, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, March
13 1997. Survived by four sons, Jack (Grace) Strickland of Crestwood, IL., Jim
(Carol) Strickland of Alsip, IL., Jerry (Jane) Strickland of Merrillville, IN.
and Joel (Carolyn) Strickland of Gary, IN; 13 grandchildren; 13 great
grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband John in 1990.
Mrs. Strickland was a member of the Beacon Light Christian Reformed Church
and a retired school teacher.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 15, 1997, 11 A.M. at the
Beacon Light Christian Reformed Church, 3770 Burr Street, Gary, with Rev. James
LaGrand officiating. Cremation, Oakland Memory Lane, Dolton, Illlinois.
Josephine Caroline Vicen
Josephine Caroline Vicen, 79, of Chesterton passed away Friday, March 14,
1997 at Porter Memorial Hospital in Valparaiso. She is survived by one
daughter, Victoria (Ronald) Bakaitis of Chesterton; three grandchildren, Beth
and Jeff Bakaitis and Diane Stephen; two sisters, Donnie Sabol of Whiting and
Julia Kukta of Munster; numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and
great-nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Albert F. Vicen; parents John
and Rose (Spavier) Furiak; son, William D. Vicen; brother, John Furiak and
sisters, Leona Stevens and Elizabeth Furiak.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 17, 1997 at 11 a.m. at St.
Patrick's Church, Chesterton Indiana with Father Lawrence Heeg officiating.
Interment, St. John Cemetery, Hammond. Visitation Sunday from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8
p.m. at the Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Wake
service 4:30 p.m.
Josephine was born on May 10, 1917 at Fort William, Ontario. She married
Albert F. Vicen on May 10, 1947; she was a homemaker, coming to Chesterton from
Gary 5 years ago and was a veteran of the US Marine Corps.