INDIANA

1995-09-23T00:00:00Z INDIANA nwitimes.com
September 23, 1995 12:00 am

Cedar Lake

Haake, Mildred I., 85, of Cedar Lake, passed away Sept. 22. Formerly

employed at Jane Ball School. Visitation 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at

Burdan Funeral Home, 12901 Wicker Ave. (129th & Rt. 41), Cedar Lake. Services

at 11 a.m. Monday at Zion United Church of Christ, 14804 W. 113th Ave., Dyer.

Burial at Zion United Church Cemetery, Dyer.

Crown Point

Rakich, Michael S., 18, of Crown Point, passed away Sept. 21. Visitation 2

to 9 p.m. Sunday at Lincoln Ridge Funeral Home, 7607 W. Lincoln Highway (Rt.

30), Schererville, with services at 8:30 p.m.

Dyer

Williamson, Sandra B., 48, of Dyer, passed away Sept. 21. She was employed

at Hammond Public Schools and co-owner of A Stitch in Time of Munster.

Visitation 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415

Calumet Ave., Munster. Services at 11 a.m. Monday at South Side Christian

Church, 1000 Broadmoor Ave., Munster. Interment private.

Gary

Groce, Jerome, 42, of Gary, passed away Sept. 20. Visitation 8 a.m. to 9

p.m. (family hour at 7 p.m.) Sunday at Smith Bizzell Warner & Son Funeral Home,

4209 Grant St. Services at 11 a.m. Monday at New Mount Moriah Baptist Church,

1917 Carolina St. Entombment at Oakhill Mausoleum, Gary.

Ingram, Althea J., of Gary, passed away Sept. 15. Services at 11 a.m. today

at Corner Stone Missionary Baptist Church, 3949 Massachusetts St. Burial at

Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Kaufman Funeral Home, Gary, in charge of

arrangements.

Nelson-Parker, Darien, 44, of Gary, passed away Sept. 20. Services at 2 p.m.

today at Church of Gary, 4140 Harrison St. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery. Guy

& Allen Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Ruffin, George, 83, of Gary, passed away Sept. 19. Retired from Amoco Oil

Corp. Visitation 9 a.m. to time of services at 10 a.m. today at Guy & Allen

Funeral Chapel, Gary. Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Griffith

Perotti, David K., 57, of Griffith, passed away Sept. 22. Retired from

Inland Steel. Visitation 6 p.m. to time of memorial service at 8 p.m. today at

Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road, Highland. Cremation, Oakland Memory

Lanes, Dolton.

Hammond

Crist, Charles K. Jr., 62, of Hessville area of Hammond, passed away Sept.

21. Retired owner of Crist Decorating. Visitation 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Sunday at Fagen-Miller Funeral Homes, 2828 Highway Ave., Highland. Services at

11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial at Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond.

Frank, Birdie E., 81, of Hammond, passed away Sept. 21. Visitation 2 to 4

p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 5840 Hohman Ave.,

Hammond. Services at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial at Elmwood

Cemetery, Hammond.

Peterson, Lillian L., 81, of Hammond, passed away Sept. 21. Visitation 10

a.m. to time of services at 11 a.m. today at Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel, 9039

Kleinman Road, Highland. Burial at Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Schererville.

Highland

Pinkstaff, Julia, 83, of Highland, passed away Sept. 21. Retired from Lever

Bros. Visitation 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Kuiper Funeral Home,

9039 Kleinman Road, Highland. Services at 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Cremation, Oakland Memory Lanes, Dolton.

Hobart

Breitsprecher, Deborah D., 42, of Hobart, passed away Sept. 21. Visitation 2

to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Rees Funeral Home, 600 W. Old Ridge Road,

Hobart. Services at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial at Hobart

Cemetery.

Lake Village

Ward, Gerald "Hobert", 74, of Lake Village, passed away Sept. 21. Retired

from Inland Steel, East Chicago. Visitation 10 a.m. to time of services at 11

a.m. Monday at Sheets Funeral Home, 604 E. Commercial Ave., Lowell. Burial at

Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville.

Merrillville

Brooks, Bette A., of Merrillville, passed away Sept. 21. Formerly employed

at Anderson Co. and Strack & Van Til, Inc. Visitation 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at

Geisen Funeral Home, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville. Services at 9:30 a.m. Monday

at the funeral home and 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Church,

Merrillville. Burial at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary.

Munster

Fissinger, Richard L., 60, of Munster, passed away Sept. 22. He was

co-founder of Fissinger and Knight Court Reporting. Visitation 2 to 9 p.m.

Sunday at Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster. Services at

10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home and 11 a.m. at St. Thomas More Church.

Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City.

Portage

Anderson, Charles "Bob" R. Jr. "Sparky", 58, of Portage. Retired from U.S.

Steel Gary Works. Visitation 1 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Burns Funeral Home, Rt.

51 and 7th St., Hobart. Private memorial services following.

Schererville

Collins, Kenneth W., 75, of Schererville, passed away Sept. 22. Retired from

Inland Steel Co. Visitation 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Lincoln Ridge

Funeral Home, 7607 W. Lincoln Highway (Rt. 30), Schererville. Services at noon

Monday at the funeral home. Burial at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens,

Schererville.

Valparaiso

Bridges, Mervin W., 58, of Valparaiso, passed away Sept. 21. Visitation 2 to

4 p.m. today at Portage United Methodist Church. Memorial services following at

4 p.m. at the church. Engel Funeral Home, Portage, in charge of arrangements.

Whiting

Beno, Michael, 65, of Whiting, passed away Sept. 22. Retired from School

City of Whiting. Visitation 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Baran Funeral

Home, 1235 119th St., Whiting. Services at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home

and 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Whiting. Interment at St.

Mary Cemetery, Hessville.

ILLINOIS

Calumet City

Teeter, Roger A., 58, late of Calumet City, passed away Sept. 22. He was

employed by Brites Cartage. Visitation 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at

Hennessy-Nowak Funeral Home, 400 Pulaski Road (154th Street), Calumet City.

Private services. Cremation, Oakland Memory Lanes Crematory.

Lansing

Chojnacki, Ervin E., 70, of Lansing, passed away Sept. 21. Retired from Ford

Motor Chicago Assembly Plant. Visitation 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Schroeder-Lauer

Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing. Services at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the

funeral home and 10 a.m. at St. Ann Church. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery,

Calumet City.

DEATHS ELSEWHERE

Dunedin, Fla.

Osiel, Walter P., 55, of Dunedin, Fla., former area resident, passed away

Sept. 18. Retired from Inland Steel Co. Memorial services at 7 p.m. Sunday at

New Orleans Cajun Cuisine Restaurant, 2782 Willowdale Road, Portage.

Ironwood, Mich.

Superits, James E., 51, of Ironwood, Mich., formerly of Hammond, passed away

Sept. 22. Formerly employed at Wickes Furniture, Harvey. Visitation 10 a.m. to

time of services at 11 a.m. Monday at McKevitt Patrick Funeral Home, 305 N.

Lowell, Ironwood (906-932-1144).

St. Petersburg, Fla.

Michels, Floyd J., 79, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Calumet City,

passed away Sept. 21. He was an electrician. Visitation 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at

Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home, 3180 30th Ave. North, St. Petersburg, Fla.

(813-323-5111). Services at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Judes the Apostle Catholic

Church. Burial at Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Clearwater, Fla.

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