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
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, 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
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
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.
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.
Richard S. De Lay
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
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.
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
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,
Funeral services Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 9:15 a.m. at Rosemoor Funeral
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.
Dorothy J. Gaza
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.
Eugene P. Goodmann
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Elizabeth "Lily" Green
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
memorials may be made ot Hospice of the Calumet Region.
LeRoy H. Hensen
LeRoy H. Hensen, 61, of Schererville, passed away on Sunday, July 18,
1999. Survived by wife, Barbara J. (nee Lovrinich); two sons, Robert (Michelle)
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
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,
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, 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
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
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
Florence A. Norton
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
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 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
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.
Paul J. Skertic
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
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
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
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.
Donald J. "Doc" Stevenson
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
Carrie Maryann Tapajna
Cicero, IL / Whiting, IN
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,
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 22, 1999, 10:30 a.m. at the Baran
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.
Douglas Shadd Tillotson "Pee Wee"
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,
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,