Obituaries - Lake County/IL

1999-04-15T00:00:00Z Obituaries - Lake County/IL
April 15, 1999 12:00 am

Harold J. "Mayor" Adams

St.John, IL

Harold J. Adams, 65, of St.John,IN passed away April 13, 1999, at his home.

He is survived by his loving wife,Kathryn Surowiec Adams; one loving son,

Harold Adams of Chicago, IL; two loving daughters,

Cynthia Adams of Chicago, IL and Jennifer Howard of Bradenton, Florida; three

step sons, Robert Surowiec of Calumet Township, Thomas (Jennifer) Surowiec of

Lowell and Jeff (Brenda) Surowiec of Hobart; three grandsons, Shawn Howard of

Chicago, Matthew and

Joseph Howard of Bradenton, FL; one granddaughter, Christy Howard of Bradenton,

FL; one step grandson, Jeremy Surowiec of Lowell; five step granddaughters,

Rachel and Taylor Surowiec of Griffith, Brianna Surowiec of Lowell, Samantha

and Alexander Surowiec

of Hobart; three brothers, Jerry and Paul Adams of Mass. and Richard Adams of

Vermont; three sisters, Mary Adams, Beverly Farrell and Sandra Boucher, all of

Mass.; preceded in death by his loving parents, Cora and Harold Adams and his

brother, Donald.


services will be held Friday, April 16 at 10 a.m at the Burns-Kish Funeral

Home,921 West 45th Avenue,Griffith. Burial will take place at Memory Lane

Cemetery, Schererville. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2

p.m. to 9 p.m.

Mr. Adams

served in the Korean Conflict and served as Past Commander of the Park Forest

American Legion Post #1138 and was very active in many charitable foundations.

He retired from Chicago Block Company in Berwyn,IL

Jane (Basko) Basco



Basco, 77, a Merrillville resident for over 50 years passed away Tuesday April

13, 1999. Survived by husband,Willard, of 59 years; son, Ray (Rebecca) Basco of

Lakes of the Four Seasons; grandson, Jeff (Becky) Basco of Valparaiso and three

great grandchildren:

Brittany, Eric and Alex Basco. Mrs. Basco was a member of the Seventh Day

Adventist Church, Crown Point.

Friends may call at Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service, 6360 Broadway,

Merrillville on Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday,


16,1999, at 1:30 p.m. at the Pruzin Brothers Chapel with Pastor Dave Devnich

officiating. Burial, Calumet Park Cemetery.

Jacob Campbell

East Chicago

Jacob Campbell, 58, of East Chicago, IN, passed away on Sunday, April 11,

1999 at St. Catherine Hospital.

Survived by wife, Rachel; one son, Jacob Campbell, Jr. and two daughters,

Sandra Campbell, all of East Chicago and Kimberly, (Daniel) Scott of Concord,

CA; three brothers, Spencer (Bobbie) Campbell of Batavia, IL, Robert Campbell

of Sikeston, MO and Joseph

Campbell of Mobile, AL; three sisters, Carrie Jenkins and Ruth Chapman, both of

Batavia, IL and Vera C. Houston of Mobile, AL; and a host of nieces, nephews,

other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday April 17, 1999, 11 a.m. from

Friendship Baptist Church, 4756 Melville Ave., East Chicago, with Rev. David

Pugh officiating. Interment at Fern Oaks Cemetery, Griffith, IN. Friends may

call on Saturday, April 17th at Friendship Baptist Church from 10 to 11 a.m.

prior to funeral service..

Mr. Campbell was retired from Blaw- Knox Foundry. Hinton-Williams Funeral Home

in charge of the arrangements.

Dora Couwenhoven

(nee Jonkman)

Lansing, IL

Dora Couwenhoven, 97, formerly of Lansing,IL passed away Wednesday, April 14,

1999, in Portage,

Indiana. She is survived by two daughters, Pauline (Wallace) Anderson of

Lansing,IL and Helene (Henry) DeVries of Demotte, IN; one daughter in law,

Clara Couwenhoven of South Holland; nine grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren;

14 great great grandchildren;

preceded in death by her husband, Albert, in 1977, son, Donald, in 1988 and

daughter, Gladys Schoustra, in 1983.

Funeral service will be held Friday, April 16, 1999 at 11 a.m at the

Smits-DeYoung- Vroegh Funeral Home, 649 E. 162nd Street (Route 6) South

Holland, IL. Services conducted by Rev. Kevin Hossink. Interment, Homewood

Memorial Gardens, Homewood, IL. Visitation Thursday 2 to 9 p.m. at the funeral


Mrs. Couwenhoven was a charter member of the Bethany Covenant Reformed Church

in South Holland.

Information 708-333-7000.


Patricia M.

DeGeorge, OCDS


Patricia M. DeGeorge OCDS, born June 27, 1939 and born into eternal life

April 12, 1999. Beloved wife of Myron DeGeorge; Loving mother of Robert

(Sharon K.) DeGeorge, Janice (Greg)

Bartley and Sharon Lynn DeGeorge; Loving grandmother of Lauren and Anthony

Bartley and Allison and Katherine DeGeorge. Loving sister of Richard (Betty)

Kupsik and Jackie (Michael) Riley; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will take place Wednesday,

April 14, 1999 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415

Calumet Ave., Munster, Indiana. Funeral services will be Thursday at 12 Noon

from the funeral home chapel and 12:30 a.m. Mass at St. Thomas More Church,

Munster, with Father Keith

Virus officiating. Entombment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL.

Patricia was a devout member of the Third Order Discalced Carmelites in both

Munster, Indiana and Des Plaines, Illinois. She volunteered many hours as a

Eucharistic Minister at both

St. Margaret Mercy and Loyola University Hospitals. She consoled patients at

Loyola University Bernadin Cancer Center. She was also a Sacristan at St.

Thomas More Church, Munster. Her spirit will live eternally in her many loving

friends and all of those

whom she touched with her kindness, generosity and caring compassion.

Helen (Jamrok) Dobis

Oak Park, IL / Portage/Gary, IN

Helen (Jamrok) Dobis, 79, of Oak Park, Illinois, formerly of Portage and

Gary, passed away Monday, April 12, 1999. Survived

by daughter, Nancy (Lawrence) Grudzien of Oak Park, IL; two sons, Kenneth

(Dorothy) Jamrok of Westchester, PA and Frank (Roseanne) Dobis of Simsbury, CT;

six grandchildren: Lauren Grudzien, Kenneth Richard Jamrok, Jennifer (David)

Rahn, Rachel and Jessica

Dobis and Eric Jamrok; three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by

husbands, Stanley Dobis and Richard Jamrok and son, John Jamrok.

Mrs. Dobis was a member of Nativity of Our Savior Church and Rosary Sodality.

She was a former member of Sacred Heart

Church and was a graduate of Tolleston High School.

Friends may call at Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service, 6360 Broadway,

Merrillville, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Vigil service 3:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 16, 1999 at

10 a.m. directly at Nativity of Our Savior Church, 2949 Willowcreek Road,

Portage, IN, with Rev. John Scott officiating. Burial at Calvary Cemetery.

Mary Beth Dopudja

Arizona / New Lennox, IL

Mary Beth Dopudja, 39, of Mesa, AZ passed away Sunday,

April 11, 1999. Survived by husband, Dan Dopudja, Jr. and son, Nicholas

Dopudja; parents, Frank and Betty Maxwell of New Lenox, IL; brothers and

sister, Mark Maxwell and Marcia Ericks-Maxwell and the late Greg Maxwell;

father and mother-in-law, Dan and Helen

Dopudja; aunts and uncles, Bitz and Dottie Brown and Don and Florence Neote;

cousins, Jeff and Sharon Neote and Susan and Steve Neote; in-laws, Ted and

Danella Soeka; niece and nephew, Joe and Sara Soeka.

Visitation on Thursday, April 15th, from 3 to 8

p.m. at the Kurtz Funeral Home, 102 East Francis Road, New Lenox, Illinois

(815)485-3200. Funeral services Friday, April 16, 1999, 10 a.m. at the funeral

home and 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Jude Catholic Church, 241 West 2nd Ave., New

Lenox, IL.


Major Hilary John Gillespie

Munster, IN

Major Hilary John Gillespie, 77, of Munster,IN, passed away Tuesday, April 13

1999. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Gillespie; daughters, Nancy (Carl)

Skowronski of Dyer,IN, Hilary (Shannon) Hadley of Highland,IN,

Susan (late Champ) Kunkemoeller of Griffith,IN, Donna (Mark) Copeland of

Michigan, Kathryn (Robert) Evans and Barbara (Stan) Felix, both of

LaFayette,IN; son, Charles (Robin) Henke of Wolcott,IN; 19 grandchildren and

almost 1 great grandchild; brother, Emile

(Irene) Cheval of New Lenox,IL; two aunts, many cousins and friends; preceded

in death by his wife Lois; Parents, Edward and Ramona Gillespie.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 17,1999, at 10:30 a.m.from the

Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet

Avenue, Munster, IN with an 11:00 Mass at St.Thomas More Church. Interment,

Oakland Memory Lane Cemetery, Dolton,IL. Visitation will be Friday 2 to 5 and 7

to 9 p.m. American Legion Post 180 will Post Colors at

7: 30 p.m.

Mr. Gillespie retired as Major

with H Company, 94th Infantry, U.S.Army and National Guard after 36 years of

faithful service. Served during World War II Double Purple Heart recipient and

numerous other commendations; Past Commander of American Legion Post 180 in

Highland,IN and Fort Dearborn

Post Chicago,IL; member of VFW Post 1109 40/8, DAV Chapter 17 and Sons of the

American Legion, Knights of Columbus Unity Council, St.Thomas More Church, Holy

Name and Church choir, as well at All Saints; Reserve Officers Assoc., Tilden

Alumni Assoc.and sang

with the Sir Noteables of Purdue University; member of Briar Ridge Country

Club, Community Hospital Red Garter Stage Manager and performer and was

employed for 29 years at Continental Baking Co. Memorial contributions to the

Share Foundation would be appreciated.

Eugene K. Hollis

Hammond, IN

Eugene K. Hollis 22, of Hammond,IN passed away Saturday, April 10,1999, at St.

Margaret Hospital. He leaves to cherish his memory: mother, Stella Hollis of

Henning, TN; loving father, Eugene (Joy) Kemp of Gary, IN; one

son, Anthony Davis of East Chicago,IN; two grandmothers, Sally B.Moore of

Henning, TN and Bernice (Eddy) Johnson of Hammond,IN; nine sisters; two

brothers; one special nephew, Eddy Green, of Hammond,IN; four aunts, seven

uncles, and host of great aunts and

uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 17,1999, at 11 a.m. at the New

Salem Baptist Church, 833 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN. Rev.Charles Hudson

officiating. Visitation Friday, April 16, 1999, from 2 p.m.

to 5 p.m. at Divinity East Chicago, IN. Family hour from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday at New Salem Baptist Church. Interment, Evergreen Cemetery, Hobart, IN.

Marlene Isbitz

(nee Truax)

Calumet City, IL

Marlene Isbitz, 58. Beloved wife of the late S. Charles

Isbitz; devoted daughter of William " Bud" and the late Rose Truax; loving

mother of Louis, Jeremy and Heather Isbitz; dear sister of Fred and Herb (Bev)

Truax, Trudy Isbitz-Brodsky and Paulette (Dr. David) Greenberg; also survived

by her loving nieces, nephews

and cousins.

Services Friday 11 a.m. DRUMM FUNERAL HOME, 1200 E.162nd Street, South

Holland, IL. (1 block West of Calumet Expressway at US. 6) Interment Evergreen

( Court of David) Cemetery. Chapel visitation one hour before services. In lieu

of flowers,

memorials in her name may be made to Temple Beth-El, 6635 Hohman

Avenue,Hammond,IN 46324 or to the American Cancer Society, 820 Davis SE #206A,

Evanston, IL 60201. For information 708-333-0011.

Mike S. Kurasz

Burnham, IL

Mike S.Kurasz, 81, formerly

of Burnham,IL and late of Lowell, IN passed away Wednesday, April 14,1999 at

St. Margaret Mercy South, Dyer, IN. Survived by his wife, Carmella; two

daughters, Joan (late Charles) Fox and Geri (Harry) Seleagyi; one sister, Viola

(late Chuck) Zavesky; six

grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; preceded in death by his daughter,

Katherine Rose; four brothers, Edward (late Mary), Matthew (late Lillian),

Louis (Joan) and Raymond ( Virginia) Kurasz

Service will be held Friday, April 16,1999 at 9 a.m. from Opyt

Funeral Home, 13350 Baltimore Avenue,Hegewisch to Mother God Church for 9:30

a.m.Mass. Interment,Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 2 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Kurasz was retired from Valley Mold and Iron Company in Chicago.

Adele Martisauskas



Martisauskas, 76, of Hammond passed away Wednesday, April 14, 1999. Devoted

wife to her husband of fifty-three years, Joseph; loving mother to three

daughters, Donna (fiancee Anthony Alfaro) Hensley of Schererville, Aldona

(Larry) Parsley of Hammond and Regina

(Jeffrey) Novotney of Schererville and son, Anthony (Julie) Martisauskas of

DeMotte, Indiana; five grandchildren, Nikkole (Larry) Robertson, Eric (Jill)

Martisauskas, Joseph (Tina) Martisauskas, Brian (Lisa) Hensley, Jr. and Larry

Lee Parsley; two great-grandchildren,

Cortney and Alexis Martisauskas and relatives in Lithuania. Preceded in death

by her granddaughter, Saundra Martisauskas.,

Funeral services will be Friday, April 16, 1999 at 10:15 A.M. from the Solan

Funeral Home for 11:00 A.M. Mass at St. Michael Catholic

Church in Schererville with Fr. John Kuzinskas officiating. At rest, Chapel

Lawn Memorial Gardens in Schererville. Friends may visit with the family

Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Solan Funeral Home, 7109 Calumet

Ave., Hammond, Indiana.


Martisauskas was a lifelong area resident; member of Rosary Society of St.

Francis Church in East Chicago and a former seamstress. In lieu of flowers,

donations to Hospice to the Calumet Area would be appreciated.

Lauretta M. Meldahl



M. Meldahl, 67, of Whiting, IN, passed away on Monday, April 12, 1999 at The

University of Chicago Hospital. Survivors include husband, Leonard; one

daughter, Marcia (Richard) Piety of Knoxville, TN; one sister, Jane Ellen

Molchan of Hammond, IN; three grandchildren,

John Bevil of Whiting, Matthew McGinley and Kristen Piety, both of Knoxville,

TN; two sisters-in-law, Joan (Ron) Schoknecht and Janis (late Maurice) Reeves,

both of Bloomington, IN; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by

daughter, Janis Meldahl


Funeral services will be held Friday, April 16, 1999 at 9:30 a.m. from the

Owens Funeral Home, Calumet Ave. & 119th St., Whiting, IN, for 10 a.m. Mass at

Sacred Heart Church, Whiting, with Father Stanley Dominik officiating. Burial

at Elmwood Cemetery,

Hammond, IN. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 5 and 7

to 9 p.m.

Mrs. Meldahl had been employed in the insurance business for 40 years and was

a member of Sacred Heart Rosary Society. Expressions of sympathy may be made

to the American

Cancer Society.

John W. Nimetz


John W. Nimetz, 89, of Gary, Indiana, passed away on Monday, April 12, 1999.

Survived by two sons, Dale (Nancy) Nimetz of Gary and Larry Nimetz of

Wheatfield; two daughters, Marianne (Kenneth) Manning of Crown Point

and Dede (Gary) Waters of Schererville; 13 grandchildren and one great

granddaughter; one brother, Eugene (Charlotte) Nimetz of Grovertown, IN; one

sister, Marcia Nimetz of Schererville. Preceded in death by wife, Mildred.

Funeral services will be held Thursday,

April 15, 1999, 10 a.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church, 2609 Colfax, Gary, IN,

Rev. Peter Bauernfeind officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn Cemetery,

Schererville. Friends may meet with the family on Wednesday from 2 to 9 p.m. at

the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039

Kleinman Road (two blocks south of Ridge Road), Highland, Indiana.

Mr. Nimetz was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Gary, member of Crown

Point and Merrillville Square Dance Clubs; retired lifetime farmer and formerly

employed at Calumet Ace Hardward

of Highland. Memorials may be given to the church.


Leslie O. Pruitt

Crown Point

Leslie O. Pruitt, 77, of Crown Point passed away at Methodist Hospital

Southlake Campus on Tuesday, April 13, 1999. Survivors are wife, Martha

(Mamula) Pruitt of

Crown Point; son, L. Douglas (Christine E.) Pruitt of Gary; daughter, K. Doreen

Pruitt of Marco Island, Florida; two brothers, Richard O. (Martha B.) Pruitt of

Merrillville and Benjamin (Betty) Pruitt of Hobart; sister, Eileen Stein of

Ukoah, California;

many nieces and nephews; and beloved dog, Cosmo.

Funeral services Friday, April 16, 1999, 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Consolation

Church, 8303 Taft Street, Merrillville. Friends and relatives meet directly at

the church. Interment, Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville.

Friends may call at the Burns Funeral Home, (corner 101st and Broadway)

Merrillville/Crown Point Chapel on Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. Wake Service

Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

Mr. Pruitt was a member of St. Marco Catholic Church, Marco Island, Florida.

He was a

Disabled Veteran of World War II, and recipient of the Purple Heart. Member of

the V.F.W., the American Legion Post #214 Tradewinds, the Gary Sportsmen Club,

Knights of Columbus Msgr. Ryder Council #4047, The Benevolent and Protective

Order of Elks Lodge

#1152; Moose Lodge #783, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #125, Club Sar, The

Indiana Sheriff's Association, numerous Democratic clubs, the Turkey Creek Mens

Club and H.H.A.C. Mr. Pruitt was a graduate of St. Mark School and a graduate

of Lew Wallace High

School, class of 1940 and attended the University of Wyoming. He was Chief

Deputy Treasurer under Michael Truchan, Lake County Treasurer, Lake County

Sheriff, Lake County Auditor, Chief Deputy Surveyor under Steve Manich and

First District Democratic Chairman.

Contributions may be made to: University of Chicago, Cancer Research

Foundation, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, MC1140, Chicago, IL 60637.

Olga D. Sabo


Olga D. Sabo, 86, of Highland, IN, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 1999.

Survived by one

sister, Irene Roye of Griffith; one granddaughter, Lynette (nee Perry) (Kent)

Ross of Columbia City, Indiana; two great grandchildren, Megan and Christa; two

nephews, Ronald (Sherry) Roy and Richard (Pat) Roy, both of Griffith; two

nieces, Shirley (William)

Bangs of Illinois and Donna (Robert) Toren of Griffith. Preceded in death by

husband, Frank and son, Robert L. Perry, and daughter inlaw, Donna L. Perry.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at 11:30 a.m. at the

Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel

with Rev. Frank Lazar officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn Cemetery,

Schererville, IN. Friends may meet with the family on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (two blocks south of Ridge

Road), Highland, Indiana.

Mrs. Sabo

was retired from American Steel Foundries with 25 years of service. Prayer

service Tuesday 6 p.m.

Steven Edward Saksa, SR.

Fairfield, IL

Steven Edward Saksa, SR. Born March 18,1921, in East Chicago,IN went Home to

Jesus on April 13,1999, at the Fairfield

Memorial Hospital. Steve was a resident of Fairfield, IL for 14 years after

retiring from Handy Andy Corp. as a Divisional Manager in Munstner,IN. He and

his wife, Elsie Broadhurst Saksa resided in Hammond, IN. They observed their

52nd Anniversary on April

12,1999. They were former members of the Covenant Presbyterian Church in

Hammond,IN. They are currently members of the Fairfield Cumberland Presbyterian

Church on outer West Delaware in Fairfield, IL. Steven served as a Staff

Sargeant in the Philipines for

3-1/2 years during World War II. Steve is survived by his,wife Elsie Saksa of

Fairfield,IL; four children, Steven Edward (Linda) Saksa, Jr. of Pittsburgh PA,

Sandra Ellen (Ernest "Butch") Smith of Fairfield,IL, Royella Jo (Jerry) Kramer

of Wausau, IN, Cecilia

Jaye (F. Patrick) Szeplakay of Hammond,IN and 10 grandchildren; Daniel Wayne

(Andrea) Smith, Christie Lynn Smith, Gault Michael Saksa, Trevor Ryan Saksa,

Johnathan Steven Eastwood, James David Eastwood, Kara Rae Kramer, Patricia Rose

Szeplakay and Samantha

Mae Szeplakay. Steven was the middle son of seven boys born to Andrew and

Mary Saksa. The two surviving brothers are Michael (Norma) Saksa of Munster,IN

and Edward (Anna) Saksa of Hammond,IN; two sisters in law, Audrey (Frank )

Saksa of Bothell, Washington

and Josephine (John) Saksa of East Chicago,IN; many nieces and nephews; father

in law Roy Borders of Fairfield, IL.

Funeral service Friday, April 16,1999, at 11 a.m. at the Fairfield, Illinois

Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Pastor Kevin wood officiating.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 15, 1999, from 6 to 8 p.m.and Friday at the

Cumberland Presbyterian Church from 10 a.m. until time of service. Burial at

Burnt Prairie Cemetery.

Paul S. Vania


Paul S. Vania, 58, of Valparaiso,IN passed

away Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso,IN. He is

survived by one brother, Robert (Susan) Vania of Kennesaw, GA; five sisters,

Dolores Mold of Griffith,IN, Arlene (Fred) Krause of Seven Hills, OH, Pauline

(William) Horwath of

Highland, IN, Nancy (Howard) Schulze of Decatur, TN and Deborah (John) Kovach

of Hammond; many nieces and nephews.

Memorial service Saturday, April 17,1999 at 1 p.m. at Bocken Funeral

Home,7042 Kennedy Avenue, Hessville with the Rev. Paul Speerbrecker

of the Concordia Lutheran Church officiating. Friends are invited to visit with

the family from 12 Noon until time of service.

Mr.Vania was a veteran of the U.S.Army having served in Korea during peace

time. He was a native of East Chicago,IN. A Memorial

Fund is being established in honor of Paul S.Vania in favor of the American

Cancer Society.


Phillip H. Vezey


Burnham, IL/Gary, IN

Phillip H. Vezey, 66, of Burnham,IL formerly of Gary, IN passed away Tuesday,

April 13,1999 at

St.Margaret Mercy North Campus,Hammond. He is survived by two daughters, Susan

Vezey of Gary and Laura Vezey of East Chicago; son, Timothy Vezey of Hammond;

grandson, Jeremy Vezey of Joliet; brother, Richard Vezey of Portage,IN; he was

preceded in death by

his parents Howard and Laura Vezey.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, April 15, at 1 p.m. from the Bocken

Funeral Home,7042 Kennedy Avenue, Hessville, with Dr. Johnny Colsten

officiating. Burial, Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Friends

are invited to call at the Bocken Funeral Home on Thursday from 11 a.m. until

time of service at 1 p.m.

Mr. Vezey was a lifetime resident of the Calumet area, he was a U.S. Army

Korean Conflict veteran, he was employed at the former Swift & Co. as a Lab

Technician and the former Gary Screw & Bolt Company as a Metallurgist. He was a

member of the First Baptist Church of Hammond.

Alice Varnell Woods

East Chicago

Alice Varnell Woods, 54, of East Chicago, IN, passed away on Sunday, April

11, 1999 at

home. Survived by mother, Emma Lue Woods of East Chicago; five sisters, Verna

(Butler) Knox of Markham, IL, Opoetry (Rev. O.C.) Comer of Gary, Miriam (Roger)

Gates and Naomi Woods, both of East Chicago and Evangeline West of Hammond;

three brothers, Noble

Jr., Joe Louis and Roscoe Woods, all of East Chicago; devoted friend, Marion

Jackson of East Chicago; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and

friends. Preceded in death by father, Rev. Noble Woods, Sr.

Funeral services will be held on Friday,

April 16, 1999 at 11 a.m. from the Tabernacle Baptist Church, 3715 Butternut

St., East Chicago, IN., Rev. James H. Hunter officiating. Interment at Fern

Oaks Cemetery, Griffith. Friends may call Friday, April 16th at Tabernacle

Baptist Church from 10 to 11

a.m. prior to funeral services. Hinton-Williams Funeral Home, East Chicago, in

charge of the arrangements.

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