Obituaries - Lake County/IL

1999-07-19T00:00:00Z Obituaries - Lake County/IL nwitimes.com
July 19, 1999 12:00 am

Robert R. Adams

Hammond / South Bend, IN

Robert R. Adams, 73, of Hammond, IN, formerly of South Bend, IN, passed

away on Saturday, July 17, 1999. He is survived by his wife of 51 years,

Barbara; two daughters, Linda (Steve) Batey of Hammond,

IN and Nancy (Les) Arnold of Crown Point, IN; five grandchildren, Danny and

Charlie Batey of Hammond, IN and Jorie, Josh and Jenna Arnold of Crown Point,

IN; and twin brother, Rev. Richard C. Adams of Hamden, CT.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday,

July 21, 1999 at 9:30 a.m. from LaHayne Funeral Home, 6955 Southeastern Ave.,

Hammond, IN. with Rev. Paul Arnold officiating. Friends may call at the

funeral home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers,

memorials may be given to the American

Lung Assn.

Mr. Adams was a resident of this area for 36 years, a volunteer for the

Hammond Crime Watch Organization, a Navy veteran of World War II, a member of

Hyde Park United Methodist Church of Hammond, IN and American Legion Post #16

of Hammond, IN,

who will conduct memorial services Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral

home. Information 219-845-3600.

Kevin M. Bynum

Crown Point / Gary

Kevin M. Bynum, 49, formerly of Gary, a Crown Point resident for 29 years,

entered into eternal life Sunday,

July 18, 1999. Left behind to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Karen

(nee O'Brien) Bynum of Crown Point; one sister, Kim (William) Marlatt of Moore

Park, CA; mother-in-law, Dorothy O'Brien of Crown Point; sisters-in-law, Sharon

O'Brien of Chicago,

Janet (Richard) Warns of Indianapolis, IN and Bridget (Brian) Pendrak of

Chicago; brothers-in-law, Jim (Sandi) O'Brien of Porter and John (Carol)

O'Brien of Chesterton, nephews, Conor, Collin and Christian O'Brien; nieces,

Corinne O'Brien and Grace Warns;

aunts, Dorothy May of Colorado and Betty Esting of Florida; Uncles, James H.

Bynum of Missouri and numerous cousins, dear friend and cherished students. He

was preceded in death by his mother, Carole (nee Hamilton) Bynum, father, Hugh

M. Bynum and father-in-law,

James M. O'Brien. Services are pending at the Burns Funeral Home (corner of

101st and Broadway), Merrillvile Crown Point Chapel. For further information

please call 219-769-0044. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the

Indiana Heart Association

and American Cancer Society.

Kevin was born in Gary, Indiana. He was a graduate of Horace Mann High School

Gary, and earned an Undergraduate Degree from Greenville, College in

Greenville, Illinois and Masters degree from I.U. in Bloomington, Indiana. He

was a member of the Gary Sportsmen Club; the National Federation

Interscholastic Officials Association (NFIOA); the Calumet Athletic Officials

Association; the Friends of the Crown Point Library andwas an avid supporter of

the Pepe Jump Rope for Heart Association.

Ann

L. Cress

Munster

Ann L. Cress, 76, of Munster, passed away Sunday, July 18, 1999. Survived

by her loving husband of 49 years, Joseph; five children: Joanne (John) Kennedy

of Fairfield, Iowa, Susan Watkins of Dyer, IN, Joseph and Paul Cress of Las

Vegas,

NV and Arlene (David French) Cress of Boulder, CO; five grandchildren; two

sisters, Helen Maslanka and Charlotte (Donald) Winter, both of Lincoln,

Nebraska; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 9:30 a.m. from

the Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster, Indiana, with 10 a.m.

Mass at St. Thomas More Church. Visitation on Wednesday 3 to 8 p.m.

Mrs. Cress volunteered at Calumet City Food Resources. Memorial contributions

to Hospice of the Calumet Area

in her memory would be appreciated.

Harriet M. Curtis

Goshen, IN

Harriet M. Curtis, 85, of Goshen, Indiana, passed away at 9:25 p.m. on

Saturday, July 17, 1999 at Canterbury Place in Valparaiso, IN. Born March 12,

1914 in Goshen, IN to the late Harry

and Hazel (Showalter) Ulrey. Married June 7, 1931 in Goshen to Joseph R.

Curtis, who preceded her Jan. 12, 1989. Worked for Dreeves Plumbing. A

Welcome Wagon Hostess; Directed Head Start and taught kingergarten at First

Unitd Methodist Church and sang in

the choir; member of First United Methodist Church, Goshen; Maplecrest Country

Club, Goshen; volunteered at Oaklawn Hospital, Goshen General Hospital and at

Greencroft. Survived by one son, J. Pratt (Mary Jane) of Elkhart; one daughter,

Rin (John) Seibert

of Valparaiso; seven grandchildren; six great-granddaughters; half brother,

Harry Ulrey of Vicksburg, Miss and half sister, Rosemary Howell of St.

Augustine, FL.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Yoder-Culp Funeral Home in

Goshen, IN. Funeral

Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church Chapel with

Dr. John Wolf, retired. Burial at Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials to

Ronald McDonald House, Chicago or 1st United Methodist Church.

219-533-3153.

Richard S. De Lay

Lansing,

IL

Richard S. De Lay, 51, of Lansing, IL, passed away on Sunday, July 18,

1999. He is survived by his wife, Susan; two sons, Stephen and Jimmy; mother,

Persis De Lay of Hammond; one brother, Jay (Elizabeth) De Lay of Muncie, IN;

and numerous close friends

and business associates. Preceded in death by his father, Richard.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 12:30 p.m. from

the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, IL. Burial at

Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville,

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

Mr. De Lay was a 1971 graduate of I.U. and was an avid race car enthusiast. In

lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Calumet Region.

Hazel J. Dunn

Bonfield,

IL

Hazel J. Dunn, 98, of Bonfield, IL, passed away on Sunday, July 18, 1999.

Owner of Dunn's Grocery Store in Hessville, IN 1950-1955 and owner of Hazel's

Cafe in Herscher between 1957 and 1964. Pase member of the OES. Born Feb. 9,

1901 in Dwight, IL

to the late David Wesley and Lucinda Collar Goodrich. Married Sept. 1917 in

Kankakee to the late Samuel Dunn. Survived by son, Daniel (Cindy) Dunn of

Bonfield, IL and daughter-in-law, Elsie Dunn of Hessville, IN; daughters, Mary

J. Zorbas and Alberta "Bertie"

Conley, both of Lowell IN; sister, Grace Styck of Kankakee; 20 grandchildren;

53 great-grandchildren and 27 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by

parents, husband, Samuel on Feb 20, 1992, one daughter, Doris and two sons,

James and Lloyd.

Visitation

Tuesday, July 20th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hertz-Thoma Chapel, 1480 W. Court

St., Kankakee, IL. Funeral services Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 1 p.m. at the

Hertz-Thoma Chapel with Rev. Eugene Zorbas officiating. Burial at Memorial

Gardens, Kankakee, IL. Memorial

to the Heart Fund. 815-932-3431.

Rev. Arthur L. Ervin

Hammond

Rev. Arthur L. Ervin, 72, of Hammond, IN, passed away Monday, July 19, 1999

at The Community Hospital, Munster, IN. Survived by wife of 45 years, Frieda;

two children: Terry (William)

Mick of Cedar Lake and Arthur (Laura) Ervin II of Hammond; four grandchildren,

Stacey (Richard) McQueen of Crown Point, Joshua Mick of Cedar Lake, Bradley and

Brett Ervin, both of Hammond; one great grandson, Dakota McQueen; one brother,

Rev. Joseph Ross

(Hazel) Ervin of Hessville; mother-in-law, Pearl Phillips of Hammond. Preceded

in death by his parents and one brother, Edgar.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 10 a.m. from the

Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Ave., Hessville, Indiana,

with Rev. Wesley Harris and Rev. Ross Ervin officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn

Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Friends are invited to call at the Bocken

Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Rev. Ervin was the Minister of Hessville Church

of the Nazarene for 27 years. Former manager/treasurer of U.S. Steel South

Works Credit Union for 24 years; substitute teacher for the School City of

Hammond and also taught severely emotionally disturbed children; a current

member of the New Hope Community

Church of the Nazarene of Dyer.

Helen T. Feges

Sauk Village, IL

Helen T. Feges, 84, passed away on Sunday. Beloved mother of Dolores

(James) Fejes, Helen (Fred) Kralovanski, Thomas (Karen), David (Sue) and Donald

(Laura); loving grandmother of 16;

devoted great-grandmother of seven and great great grandmother of one.Aunt to

numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Joseph and grandson,

Thomas, Jr.

Funeral services Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 9:15 a.m. at Rosemoor Funeral

Home, 17943

So. Torrence Ave., Lansing, IL, to St. James Church, Mass 10 a.m. Burial at

Mount Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood, Illinois. Visitation Tuesday 2 to 9 p.m.

708-474-2404.

Dorothy J. Gaza

Portage

Dorothy J. Gaza, 76, of Portage, passed away on Monday,

July 19, 1999 at home. Dorothy was a Portage resident for over 40 years and a

longtime member of Evangelical Covenant Church. She is survived by one son,

Donald (Kita) Gaza of Canon City, CO; one daughter, Marilyn Gaza of Portage;

five grandchildren, Laura

Ponder of LaPorte, Randall Gaza of Florida, Donald (Polly) Gaza of Westville,

Troy (Joni) Gaza of Colorado and Heidi (Phil) Line of Portage; eight great

grandchildren, Katie Ponder, Jared Ponder, Zachary Gaza, Maggie Gaza, Karisa

Gaza, Jennica Gaza, Jordan

Line and Nathan Line. Preceded in death by her husband George Gaza in 1993 and

sister, Dolores Kearney.

Funeral services will be Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 11 a.m. at Rees Funeral

Home, Olson Chapel, 5341 Central Avenue, Portage, IN with Rev. Pat Gaza and

Rev. James Bennell officiating. Burial in McCool Cemetery, Portage, IN.

Memorials are preferred to the Porter County Humane Society. Visitation

Wednesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel.

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Eugene P. Goodmann

Munster

Eugene P. Goodmann, 84, of Munster, IN, passed away on Thursday, July 15,

1999. Survived by loving wife for over 52 years, Rosemary; one daughter,

Patricia Goodmann; one son, Peter Goodmann; one granddaughter, Rachel; two

grandsons, Lucas and David;

one brother, Charles Goodmann; one sister, Charlotte Carlson; and several

nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Thursday, July 22, 1999, 12:30 p.m. at the Burns-Kish

Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster, IN, with Rev. Jocelyn VanBusKirk

officiating.

Interment at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN. Friends may call

on Thursday, two hours prior to the service.

Mr. Goodmann was a graduate of the University of Illinois; member of First

Presbyterian Church, Hammond; member of American Institute

of Chemical Engineers. Donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church

of Hammond, the American Lung Assn., or Christian Childrens Fund, in his memory.

George J. Grahovac, Sr.

Hammond

George J. Grahovac, Sr., 93, late of Hammond, passed away

Friday, July 16, 1999 at his home Retired from Inland Steel with 42 years of

service and a member of St. Casimir Catholic Church of North Hammond. Beloved

son of the late Luka (late Marica nee Grahovac) Grahovac; Devoted husband of

Mary (nee Grskovich); Cherished

Father of Mary Lou (Robert) Tumlin of Schererville, Louis G. Grahovac of

Hammond, Madeline (Michael) Marcelak of Dyer, Diane M. (Frank) Luna of

Schererville, David (Corinne) Grahovac of Hammond and George J. (Linda)

Grahovac, Jr. of Griffith and the late

Dan Grahovac; Loving brother of the late Anna Crnkovich. Proud grandfather of

Jayne Ellen (Dan) Tumlin Witherspoon of Colorado, Todd Tumlin of Schererville,

George Grahovac of Ohio, Louis G. (fiancee Eliana) Grahovac Jr. of Hammond,

Allyson (Craig) Schleider

of Florida, Michael Marcelak of Dyer and Curtis Luna of Griffith; Fond uncles

of several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 9:15 a.m. from the

Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Avenue, Hammond, IN, to St. Casimir

Catholic Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. with Rev. Vladimir

Janeczek, Pastor, officiating. Interment at St. John Cemetery. Friends are

invited to meet at the Bocken Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 20th, from 2 to 5

and 7 to 9 p.m. 219-844-1600.

Helen

L. Gray

Calumet City, IL

Helen L. Gray, 83, of Calumet City, IL, passed away Sunday, July 18, 1999.

Survived by one son, Cecil (Carol) Hutchinson of Lansing; one step-son, James

(Carol) Gray of Hammond, LA; six grandchildren, Michael (Sherrie) Frei,

Terri (Bob) Angotti, Mark (Jennifer) Frei, Richard (Debbie) Hutchinson, Lisa

(Jeff) Hasler and Jeff Hutchinson; seven great grandchildren; one

sister-in-law, Millie Pickens of Orland Park, KS; one niece, Nancy (Gene)

LaNier of DeMotte, IN and two great nieces.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 11 a.m. from the

Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, IL. Burial at Oakland

Memory Lanes, Dolton, IL. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday

from 2 to 9 p.m.

Mrs. Gray

was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Calumet City. In lieu of

flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or American

Lung Association.

Elizabeth "Lily" Green

Lake Station

Elizabeth "Lily" Green, 76 of Lake Station,

IN, passed away in St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart, on Friday, July 16, 1999.

Lily was a member of Nativity of Our Savior Church in Portage; member of Ladies

Auxiliary of Loyal Order of Moose Chapter #249, Hobart. Survived by husband of

53 years and 21 days,

Raymond B. Green of Lake Station; one son, Edward R. Green of Saugatuck, MI;

one daughter, E. Shirley (Stan) Holte of Crown Point; one granddaughter,

Kimberly Holte of Crown Point; one sister, Mary Ellen McConnell of Ireland; and

one grandson, Gerald "Buddy".

Funeral services Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 1:30 p.m. at the Burns Funeral

Home, Hobart, (corner of Rt 51 and 7th Street), Rev. Ed McKimma officiating.

Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Portage. Friends may call at the Burns Funeral

Home in Hobart on Monday

2 to 8 p.m.

Timothy G. Harrigan

St. John, IN

Timothy G. Harrigan, 59, of St. John, IN, passed away on Saturday, July 17,

1999. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; three children, Kathy (Darnell)

Wilson of Lafayette, Kelly (Kurt) Niles of Indianapolis

and Erin Harrigan of Lafayette; three step-children, Robert (Linda) Costello of

Highland, James (Evelyn) Costello of Dyer and Keri (Mark) Schwartz of Griffith;

two grandchildren, Sierra and Timothy; seven step-grandchildren, Robert,

Christopher, Chad, Aubrey,

Danielle, Emily, and Grant; mother-in-law, Theresa Bochnowski; sister-in-law,

Judi (Richard) Okray; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in

death by parents, Joseph and Ann Harrigan.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 21, 1999

at 9:15 a.m. from the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing,

Illinois, to St. Joseph Church, Dyer, Indiana, for Mass at 10 a.m. Burial at

Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN. Friends may call at the funeral

home on Tuesday from

2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mr, Harrigan was the former owner of St. John Pharmacy and Hoosier Drugs in

Whiting, and was currently a pharmacist at the Adam Banjamin Clinic in Crown

Point. He was an avid golfer and loved antiqueing and gardening. In lieu of

flowers,

memorials may be made ot Hospice of the Calumet Region.

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LeRoy H. Hensen

Schererville

LeRoy H. Hensen, 61, of Schererville, passed away on Sunday, July 18,

1999. Survived by wife, Barbara J. (nee Lovrinich); two sons, Robert (Michelle)

Hensen

of Hammond and Andy Hensen, at home; one brother, Robert Hensen of South Haven;

one sister, Ruth Gross of Hammond; one aunt, Mary Kolb of Hammond; three

sisters-in-law, Rosemary Hensen of Hammond, Carol Hensen of Crete, IL and Mary

Ellen (Walter) Kil of Cedar

Lake; parents-in-law, Steve and Ellen Lovrinich of Schererville; many nieces,

nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 9 a.m. from the

Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on

Wednesday

at 9:30 a.m. at St. James Church with Rev. Frances Lazar officiating. Burial at

Ridgelawn Cemetery. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Tuesday

from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (two blocks

south of Ridge Road), Highland,

Indiana.

Mr. Hensen retired from CSX Railroad; a member of St. James Church of

Highland; the Alvin J. Jasinski K of C Council 8080 of Highland, who will hold

a rosary service at 7 p.m. Tuesday; and a U.S. Army Korean Conflict veteran.

Prayer service Tuesday

afternoon at 4 p.m.

Lucille Krolikowski

Hegewisch, IL

Lucille Krolikowski, 84, late of Hegewisch, IL passed away on Monday, July

19, 1999 at the Windmill Nursing Home in South Holland, IL. Survivors are three

sons, James (Kathy), William, and Vincent

(Jackie) Krolikowski; one sister, Florence (John R.) Rosiak; many grandchidlren

and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Stanley Sr., two sons,

Walter and Stanley, Jr and two daughters, Patricia (Richard Sr.) Frye and Susan

(Arthur) Mezydlo.

Services Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 9:30 a.m. from Opyt Funeral Home, 13350

Baltimore Ave., Chicago, IL. to St. Columba Church for 10 a.m Mass. Interment

at Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 2 to 9 p.m.

Helen A. Miller

Valparaiso / Gary

Helen

A. Miller, 78, of Valparaiso, formerly of Gary, passed away on Friday July 16,

1999. She was born on August 17, 1921 in Gary, IN, to the late Andrew and Julia

(Sancova) O'bara. She was preceded in death on April 9, 1987 by her beloved

husband, George H. Miller,

along with several brothers and sisters. Helen is survived by her loving

family, a son, Thomas (Sally) Miller of Battle Creek Michigan; one brother, Leo

(Ruth) O'bara of Linton, IN; one sister-in-law, Dorothy (O'bara) of Gary; and

numersous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family Wednesday, July 21st, from 11 a.m. until the

time of service. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. in the chapel of

Stilinovich & Wiatrolik Funeral Home, 7535 Taft St. (Hwy 55), Merrillville, IN,

with Father Joseph Murphy

officiating.

Florence A. Norton

(nee Moran)

Illinois

Florence A. Norton (nee Moran), 78 years. Loving wife for 57 years of

Charles; Loving mother of Patricia (Wes) Kocher, James, Karen (Rod Wartman)

Conklin, Michael (Linda), Daniel (Patricia), Maureen

(David) Schultz and Bonnie (Skinny) Wieck; Proud grandmother of 16; Great

grandmother of seven; dear sister of John (Joan) Moran; Fond aunt of many

nieces and nephews.

Visitation Tuesday 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. from Drumm

Funeral Home,

1200 E. 162nd St. (one block west of the Calumet Expressway on US 6 (159th

St.), South Holland, IL., Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. Jude the Apostle Church.

Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery. Donations would be appreciated to the

American Diabetes Association Northern

Illinois Affiliate, Inc. 708-333-0011.

RC Reese

East Chicago

RC Reese of East Chicago, passed away on Saturday, July 17, 1999 at St.

Catherine Hospital. Survived by beloved wife, Gloria Donald Reese; three sons,

Michael (Casandra) Reese and Troy

(Richelle) Donald, both of Merrillville, Nicholas Reese and two daughters,

Laura Ann Donald and Cartina "Tina" Reese, all of East Chicago; eight

grandchildren; two brothers, Bunion Reese of Benton Harbor, Michigan and

Richard Reese of East Chicago; four sisters,

Annie Sanders and Ella Washington, both of East Chicago; Ruby Jelks of Hammond

and Willie B. Wilbon of Gary; one uncle, Willie Jones of Hurtsboro, AL; and a

host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by

son, Steve Reese, parents,

Bunion and Ella Reese, two brothers, and one sister.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 11 a.m. from

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

Pugh officiating Pastor, Rev. F. D. Burns, officiating.

Interment at Fern Oaks Cemetery, Griffith. Friends may call on Wednesday, July

21st at Hinton-Williams Funeral Home, 4859 Alexander Ave., East Chicago,

Indiana, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Clayton J. "Tiny" Shuttz

Lake Station

Clayton J. Shuttz "Tiny",

86, of Lake Station, passed away on Saturday, July 17, 1999 at St. Mary Medical

Center in Hobart. Clayton was a WWII Army veteran serving in the Pacific

Theatre. He was a retired truck driver having been employed for many years at

U.S. Steel, American Bridge

Works. Lifetime member and Past Commander of V.F.W. Post #909 in Gary; member

of American Legion Post #100 in Lake Station and the Loyal Order of the Cootie

in Hobart. Member of Teamsters Union Local #142 in Gary. He is survived by his

loving wife of 51

years, Betty Ann; five children, Robert Carr of LaPorte, Diane (Jimn) Walters

of Lake Station, Patricia Bryant of Portage, Keith (Joyce) Carr of Lake Station

and Jerry Shuttz of Portage; 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral serices are Wednesday,

July 21, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel, 600 West Old

Ridge Road, with Rev. Lydia Kalb officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary

Cemetery in Portage. American Legion service Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. Friends

may call Tuesday from

2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel.

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Paul J. Skertic

Schererville

Paul J. Skertic, 82, of Schererville, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, July

18, 1999. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Mary Lou; two sons,

Robert (Deborah) of Woodbridge, Virginia and Richard (Shannon) of Carmel,

Indiana; seven grandchildren; brother, Louis Skertic of Hammond; and numerous

nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 10 a.m. from the

Lincoln

Ridge Funeral Home, 7607 W. Lincoln Highway, Schererville, Indiana, (Rt 30 east

of Cline Ave.), with 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic

Church of Schererville, with Rev. Patrick Connolly officiating. At rest, St.

Michael's Cemetery. Friends

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

Mr. Skertic was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, the St. Michael

Prayer Group, the Holy Name Society and former member of the Millennium Choir;

served in the U.S. Army

in WWII as an M.P.; member of C.F.U. Lodge 154; former usher at St. Catherine

of Siena Church; lifelong resident of the Calumet area; retired employee of

the Inland Steel Co., Mechanical Department, Plant #1 with 40 years service and

member of Inland 25

Year Club and Union Local 1010.

Leon R. Sokolinski

Hammond, IN / Burnham, IL

Leon R. Sokolinski, 64, late of Hammond, IN, formerly of Burnham, IL,

passed away on Saturday, July 17, 1999. He is survived by his wife Martha

Sokolinski (nee Groff); three

children, Susan (David) Swies, Linda (David) Grabarczyk and Richard (Deborah)

Sokolinski; six grandchidlren, Devin Sokolinski, Sarah and Stephanie

Grabarczyk, Matt Boyer, Jennifer and David Swies; his mother, Anna Sokolinski

Olkiewicz; two sisters, Helen

(late Raymond) Buzonik and Adrienne (Richard) West; two nieces and one nephew,

Deborah Janc, Monica Miller and Jeffery West; many brothers and sisters-in-law.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 21, 1999, 9 a.m prayers from

Hennessy-Nowak Funeral

Home, 400 Pulaski Rd. (154th St)., Calumet City, IL, to St. Victor Church, Mass

9:30 a.m. Interment at Holy Cross. Visitation Tuesday 4 to 9 p.m.

Dr. Everett B. Steele

Crown Point

Dr. Everett B. Steele, 83, of Crown Point, IN, passed away on Saturday,

July 17, 1999 at St. Anthony Nursing Home. Survived by two nephews, Robert P.

(Linda) Crowell of Batesville, IN and James (Judy) Crowell of Valparaiso; four

great nieces and nephews. Patricia, Jim, Jason and Justin. Preceded in death by

his parents, Everett

and Estella, brother Paul and sister, Ruth.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 9 a.m from the

Geisen Funeral Home with Rev. Beverly Biehr officiating. Burial at Center Ridge

Cemetery, Sullivan, IN. Friends may call at the Geisen Funeral

Home, 109 No. East Street, Crown Point, IN on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.

Dr. Steele was a member of the First United Methodist Church. A member of the

American Medical Association and Lake County Medical Association. A staff

member of Methodist and

St. Anthony Hospitals. He had a family practice in Crown Point for over 50

years. He was a member of the Masonic Lake Lodge #157 F.&A.M., who will hold

services on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. He was an avid collector of antiques and also

loved to travel the world.

Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association.

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Donald J. "Doc" Stevenson

East Side

Donald J. "Doc" Stevenson, 67, late of the East Side. Cherished husband of

Joan. Loving father of Glenn (Jill) Stevenson, Cathie (Mario) Herrera,

Wendy (Ralph) Trevino and Tracy (fiance, Robert Fry) Stevenson. Dear brother of

Shirley (late Pete) Socci, Elmer (Lois), Earl (Mary Ann), Bernard (Elaine) and

Robert (Irene) Stevenson, Sally (Karl) Holman, late Betty (late George) Pustai

and the late Thomas

(late Mary Stevenson. Fond grandpa of Zack, Mac, Nicole, Christopher, Brittanie

and Jarrett. Also survived by many nieces nd nephews

Member of Carpenters and Pile Drivers Union. Visitation Wednesday 2 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services Thursday, July 22, 1999 at

9:30 a.m. from the Elmwood Chapel, 11200 So. Ewing Ave., Chicago, to Church of

the Annunciata, Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Entombment, Holy Sepulchre

Cemetery, 773-731-2749.

Carrie Maryann Tapajna

(nee Lowry)

Cicero, IL / Whiting, IN

Carrie

Maryann Tapajna (nee Lowry), 85, of Cicero, Illinois, formerly of Whiting, IN,

passed away on Sunday, July 18, 1999 at the Alden Town Manor, Cicero. She is

survived by her son, Donald Elledge of Chicago; daughter, Kathleen Kindernay of

West Minster, CO;

four grandchildren, two great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Preceded in

death by her husband, William B. Tapajna on June 9, 1961 and step-daughter,

Patricia Gwyn.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 22, 1999, 10:30 a.m. at the Baran

Funeral

Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting, IN, a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered

at 11 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.

Visitation at the funeral

home Wednesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Members of the parish will offer prayers

at the funeral home on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Mrs. Tapajna was born on July 31, 1913 to Lyman and Hattie (Gardner) Lowry and

was the youngest of six children of which she was preceded

in death by two sisters and three brothers. She was a 48 year resident of

Whiting; a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whiting and the

American Legion Allied Post #369 Womens Auxiliary, who will conduct memorial

services at the funeral home

Wednesday at 3 p.m. She was the owner and operator of Carrie's Dress Shop in

Whiting for 15 years.

219-659-4400.

Douglas Shadd Tillotson "Pee Wee"

East Chicago

Douglas Shadd Tillotson "Pee Wee", 59, of East Chicago, Indiana, passed

away on July 5,

1999. Survived by one son, Michael T. Tillotson of New Albany, IN; two

daughters, Robin M. Dodson of Ft. Smith, AR and Dannie S. Tillotson of Kansas

City, MO; seven brothers, Clarence (Pearlie) of Gary, IN, Charles (Patricia) of

Houston, TX, Edward (Doris)

of Maryland, Norman (Betty) of Baytown, TX, Robert (Carlean) of East Chicago,

IN, Eugene (Emma) of Gary, IN and Ralph of Hammond, IN; two sisters, Myra

(Sulaimon) Nuriddin of Atlanta, GA and Dawn (Anthony) Scarbrough of Chicago

Heights, IL. Preceded in death

by his mother, Victoria Tillotson-Gadling and father, Clarence James Tillotson,

Sr.

A private memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 12, 1999 at the

Allen Funeral Home in East Chicago, IN, with interment at Fern Oaks Cemetery,

Griffith, Indiana.

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