Kathleen S. Albert
Kathleen S. Albert, 36, of Highland, IN passed away on Friday, April 30,
1999 in Iron County, Utah as a result of an automobile accident. She is
survived by her companion, Carey Dalla Costa of Highland, IN; one daughter,
Sarah Albert and two sons, John and Patrick Albert, all of Highland, IN;
mother, Sharon Chacon of Pasadena, CA; one sister, Ann Birosel of Sao Paulo,
Brazil; two brothers, Dennis (Lydia) Birosel of San Rafael, CA and Chuck
Birosel of California; Carey's family:
Rina Dalla Costa, Joey Dalla Costa, Lori (Emery) Daker and Aaron, Adam and
Ashley Daker, all of Lansing, IL
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 7, 1999 at 10 a.m. from LaHayne
Funeral Home, 6955 Southeastern Ave., Hammond, Indiana, with Pastor Jerry
Greer officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 5
and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated for the
educational expenses of the children.
Kathleen was a resident of Highland for 7 years. Information
Hazel R. Anderson
Hazel R. Anderson (nee Riggle), 96, of Hammond/Schererville, passed away on
Tuesday, May 4, 1999. Survived by one son, Thomas (Mary Lou) Anderson of
Highland; one daughter, Patricia
(Clarence) Bertin of Valparaiso; three grandchildren; six great grandchildren;
two sisters, Dorothy Atkins of Hammond and Ellen Rivers of Logansport.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 6, 1999 at 11:30 a.m. at the
Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with
Rev. Steven Conger officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens,
Schererville. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Wednesday from 2
to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (two blocks
south of Ridge Road), Highland.
Mrs. Anderson was a member of Ridge United Methodist Church of Munster.
Memorial contributions may be made to Harbor Light Hospice.
Nellie C. Bandstra
Lansing / Roseland, IL
Nellie C. Bandstra (nee Persenaire), 80, of Lansing,
IL, formerly of Roseland, passed away on Monday, May 3, 1999 at Manor Care
Nursing Pavilion, South Holland, IL. Survived by two daughters, Karen (John)
Krygsheld of Lynwood, IL and Christine Kloostra of Grand Rapids, MI; three
sons, Tom (Rebecca) Bandstra
of Livingston, MT, Ted (Florence) Bandstra of Dyer, IN and Kenneth Bandstra of
Grand Rapids, MI; 16 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; two sisters, Lee
Beauchamp of Oostburg, WI and Lina Beauchamp of Mountain Home, AR. Preceded in
death by her husband
Anthony in 1991 and grandson, Tom Krygsheld in 1988.
Funeral services Friday, May 7, 1999 at 10 a.m. from the Oak Glen United
Reformed Church, Lansing, Illinois with services conducted by Rev. Paul Ipema.
Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Lansing, IL.
Visitation Thursday 2 to 9 p.m. at Smits, DeYoung-Vroegh Funeral Home, 649 East
162nd St. (Rt 6), South Holland, IL. Memorials to Lansing Christian School,
3660 Randolph, Lansing, IL. 60438 708-333-7000
Joseph A. Bolanowski
Joseph A. Bolanowski,
88, of Hammond passed away Saturday, May 1, 1999. Survived by his wife, Ruth;
four sons, Joseph (Elaine) Bolanowski of NV., Jerry (Ann) Bolan of IL., Jack
(Gladys) Bolanowski of Hammond and Jim (Jean) Wright of FL; one daughter,
Delores (William) Sambrookes
of IL; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grndchildren; four brothers, Chester
(Bernice) of Calumet City, IL, Adolph (Anne) of Munster, Stephen (Eleanore) and
Richard (Gene) Bolanowski, both of Hammond; one sister, Helen Turner of
Hammond; many nieces and
nephews. Preceded in death by his daughter, Elaine, brother, Edward and sister,
Funeral services will be Friday, May 7, 1999 at 9:30 a.m. from the Solan
Funeral Home for 10 a.m. Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church, Hammond with Fr.
officiating. At rest, St. Joseph Cemetery, Hammond. Friends may visit with the
family on Thursday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Solan Funeral Home, 7109
Calumet Ave., Hammond, IN. Rosary 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Bolanowski was a lifelong
area resident, member of St. Mary Church, retired fireman with the City of
Hammond as a Senior Captain and retired from Vermette Machine Co., Hammond.
Christopher J. Cogis
Christopher J. Cogis, 45, of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away
Wednesday, April 28, 1999. Survived by wife, Elizabeth of Omaha, Nebraska;
daughter, Rochelle Mallett of Omaha, Nebraska; parents, Chris W. and Catherine
Cougias of Lakes of the Four Seasons, Crown Point, IN; three sisters, Kathleen
(Al) Szafranski of Mequon,
WI, Jennifer (Jim) Craver of Centerville, Iowa and Ann (Gregg) Dvorak of St.
Mr. Cogis was a sales representative for Sophir Morris Paint Company. He was a
graduate of Andrean High School, class of 1972 and Indiana University,
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 8, 1999, 11 a.m. at Pruzin
Brothers Funeral Service, 6360 Broadway, Merrillville, Indiana, with Rev.
Joseph Murphy officiating. At rest, Calumet Park Cemetery. Friends may meet
with the family one hour
prior to the service on Saturday. Memorials are preferred to Holy Spirit
James M. Collier, Sr.
James M. Collier, Sr., 56, a Hobart resident for 36 years, passed away at
St. Mary Medical Center on Monday, May 3, 1999. He was
an employee of Hobart Lumber and former officer of the Hobart Jaycee's and
Indiana State Jaycee's. Preceded in death by his son, Brian K. Collier and
father, James Collier. Survived by wife of 36 years, Carolyn (nee Pittman)
Collier of Hobart; one son, James
M. (fiancee, Melany Moorman) Collier, Jr. of Indianapolis, one grandson, Kalon
Michael Collier of Portage; mother, Estelle Collier of Westville; two sisters,
Doris (Chuck) Wallace of Michigan City and Linda (Herb) Lennartz of Westville;
two brothers, Larry
Collier of Westville and Tim (Joyce) Collier of Phoenix, AZ; several nieces,
nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services Friday, May 7, 1999 at 9 a.m. at the Burns Funeral Home,
Hobart, (corner of Rt 51 and 7th Street), Pastor G. C. Martin officiating.
Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Hobart. Friends may call at
Burns Funeral Home Thursday 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may
be made to the Kaylon Michael Collier College Fund c/o H.F.S., 555 East 3rd
Street,. P. O. Box 487, Hobart,
Margaret B. Croner
Margaret B. Croner, 77, of Munster, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 1999 at
St. Margaret Mercy Hospital, Hammond. Born September 18, 1921 in Schererville,
IN, Margaret was a lifetime resident of Northwest, Indiana.
Survived by sons, David and Kenneth of Munster; daughters, Barbara (Donald)
Piper of Whitefish Bay, WI and Mary (Jeffrey) Zidron of Cincinnati, OH;
grandchildren, William of Whitefish Bay and Amy, Andrew and Kevin of
Cincinnati; sister, Cecilia (George) Koch
of Merrillville. Preceded in death by her husband Robert, owner of the Munster
Meat Market, also son, Thomas, parents, John and Barbara Mager and four
brothers and four sisters.
Funeral Mass will be offered on Wednesday, May 5, 1999 at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas
More Church of Munster with the Rev. Frances Lazar presiding. Burial will
follow at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. Friends may call Tuesday,
May 4th from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m at Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet
Ave., Munster, IN.
ws among the first parishioners of St. Thomas More Church in Munster, also a
member of St. Thomas More Altar and Rosary Society, graduate of Catholic
Central High School, Hammond, IN, class of 1939.
(Sylvester) Di Silvestro
Calumet City/So. Deering/Florida
Mary T. Di Silvestro (Sylvester), 95, formerly of Calumet City, South
Deering and New Port Richey, FL, passed away on Monday, May 3, 1999. Beloved
wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Dorothy (Ed) Kolodziej and late
Eugene (Mary Alice) Sylvester.
Fond grandmother of four and great grandmother of two. Dear sister-in-law of
Visitation at St. Victor's Catholic Church (corner of Hirsch and Memorial
Dr.), Calumet City, IL) on Thursday, May 6th from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass
Burial at 10:30 a.m. Interment at New Port Richey, FL. Arrangments by Kompare
Funeral Home, Chicago. 773-768-8806.
Harry James Evans
Harry James Evans, 78 , of East Chicago, passed away Saturday, May 1, 1999
at St. Catherine Hospital.
He was born March 20, 1921 in Ogden, Illinois, the son of Harry and Hula Evans.
He was employed as a painter for Carnegie Steel for 26 years. He was married to
Elizabeth Kranenburg on November 9, 1966. She preceded him in death on August
13, 1996. He was
a former member of the American Legion Post 502 South Haven and the Painters
Union, Chicago. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Elizabeth, four
brothers, Frederick, Walter, George and Joseph and one sister, Laura. Mr. Evans
received love and special
care by the doctors, nurses, aides and administrative staff at Lake County
Rehab Center and St. Catherine Hospital and received special care by his
friend, Donald Evans. Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening, May 5th
from 6 to 7 p.m. at Engel Funeral
Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 5, 1999 at 7 p.m. at Engel
Funeral Home, 2700 Willowcreek Road, Portage, IN 46368. A private burial will
be held at McCool Cemetery, Portage. For information please call Engel Funeral
B. Gevirtz, M.D.
Florida / Hammond, IN
Milton B. Gevirtz, M.D., 99, formerly of Hammond, IN, a Delray Beach,
Florida, resident for the past ten years, passed away in Delray Beach on
Saturday, November 7, 1998. Survivors are daughter, Joyce G. McCray
of Washington, D.C.; three grandchildren, Jennifer McCray Rincon, Wilson H.
McCray and Susan R. McCray; two great grandchildren and numerous nieces, and
nephews. Dr. Gevirtz ws preceded in death by his wife Madeline Wilson Gevirtz.
Memorial services Friday,
May 7, 1999 at 1:30 p.m. at the Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 5840 Hohman Avenue,
Hammond, IN, Rabbi Michael N. Stevens officiating. Interment at Elmwood
Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Friends and relatives are invited to meet with the
family on Friday from 12:30 p.m.
to 1:30 p.m., time of services. Contributions may be made to the Joyce G.
McCray Theatre at Friends Seminary, 222 E. 16th Street, New York City, N.Y.
Dr. Gevirtz who would have been 100 years old on November 18, 1999, was a
member of Temple Beth
Israel. He was a Shriner, a member of the Hammond Optimist Club, The Indiana
State Medical Association, The American Medical Association and a Diplomat of
the International College of Surgeons. He was a founder of the Hammond Clinic
and was former Chief of
Staff at St. Margaret Hospital in Hammond where he practiced for over 60 years.
Theodore "Ted" R. Hoekstra
Wisconsin / Lansing, IL
Theodore "Ted" R. Hoekstra, 61, of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, formerly of
Lansing, Illinois, passed away on Monday, May
3, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Virginia "Ginger"; two daughters, Julie
(Brian) Ridge of Wheatfield, IN and Susan Mokrzycki of Oconomowoc, WI; seven
grandchildren; two brothers, Marvin (Ginger) of Lynwood and Bob (Peggy) of
Brighton, CO; and one sister,
Doramae (Jim) Tuinstra of Wheatfield, IN.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 7, 1999 at 2:30 p.m. from Faith
Reformed Church of South Holland, IL. Friends may call at Schroeder-Lauer
Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, IL on Thursday, 3 to
Mr. Hoekstra was the former owner of M&R Trucking and former member of Faith
Reformed Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund
of the First Reformed Church of Decatur, Michigan.
Janice M. Kroslack
M. Kroslack, 66, of Griffith, IN, passed away on Monday, May 3, 1999. Survived
by daughter, Karyn (Gerald) Mofley of Fontana, CA; son, Robert (Christine) of
Griffith; two grandchildren, William Montana Kroslack and Ciarra Marie
Kroslack; brother, Robert Fritts
of Cedar Lake; two nephews, David Fritts of Cedar Lake and Joseph Fritts of
Highland; one niece, Debbie Castro of Cedar Lake. Preceded in death by her
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 7, 1999 at 9:30 a.m.from Fagen-
Home, 242 North Griffith Blvd., Griffith, IN, with 10 a.m. Funeral Mass at St.
Mary's Church in Griffith, IN, Rev. Theodore Mens officiating. Burial at
Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. Visitation on Thursday 5 to 9 p.m.
Prayer service Thursday at
Mrs. Kroslack was a member of St. Mary's Church, resident of Griffith for 30
years; retired Registered Nurse at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital; member of TOPS;
member of Griffith Chapter Isaak Walton League; a graduate of Purdue Calumet
with a Masters
degree in gardening. Janice was a devoted mother and grandmother.
John A. Kruhaj, Sr.
Crown Point / East Chicago
John A. Kruhaj, Sr., 86, of Crown Point, formerly of East Chicago, passed
away Saturday, May 1, 1999 at St. Anthony Medical Center, Crown
Point. Survived by children, Kathleen (late David) Henjum of South Dakota, John
A. Kruhaj, Jr. of Munster, Diane Kinkade of Highland, Eugene (Yolanda) Kruhaj
of Schererville and Kenneth (Linda) Kruhaj of Hammond; grandchildren, Paul
(Bonnie) Henjum and Jill
(Paul) Lang, both of South Dakota and Maggie Ann Kruhaj and step-grandson,
David Shindle, both of Hammond; sister, Ruth (late Joseph) Plesha of East
Chicago and sister-in-law, Mildred (John) Nicksic of Hammond; many nieces,
nephews, family and friends. Preceded
in death by wife Anne E. Kruhaj, brother, Paul Kruhaj and sister, Bertha Sopko.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 5, 1999 at 9:30 a.m. from
Oleska-Pastrick Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St.
Patrick Church, East Chicago,
with Father Fernando deCristobal officiating. At rest, St. John Cemetery,
Hammond. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday 3 to 9 p.m. at
Oleska-Pastrick Funeral Home, 3934 Elm Street, East Chicago (one block North of
was born and raised and living in East Chicago (Marktown) until a few years ago
when he moved to the Lutheran Retirement Village in Crown Point. He was a
retired employee of LTV Steel Company with 32 years of service; member of
Steelworkers Union Local 1011
and a former member of the former Assumption Church, East Chicago.
Joseph March Masters
Ohio / Gary, IN
Joseph March Masters, 83, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Gary, IN,
passed away Friday, April 30, 1999 in Cincinnati. He was born on
October 20, 1915 in Gary, IN to the late Nicholas and Anna (Drakulich)
Mistrovich. Joseph graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor degree in
Accounting. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII as a Sergeant in
E. Signal Corps., 802nd Sig
Tng Regiment. While serving in the U.S. Army he received an American Campaign
Service Medal and the Victory Medal WWII. Then on May 26, 1950 Joseph entered
the U.S. Air Force as a Captain in Korea. After leaving the service, he
returned to work as an Accountant
for the Anderson Company and retired 25 years later. Joseph was a member of St.
Sava Serbian Orthodox Church. He is survived by his loving wife Anne of 56
years; one son, Dr. James (Jane) Masters of Cincinnati, OH; three
grandchildren, Lindsay, Clayton and
Alder Masters of Cincinnati, OH; one sister, Mary Erdelac of Gary; two
brothers, Michael (Violet) Masters of Cleveland, OH and Dan (Marilyn) Masters
of Redlands, CA.
Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, May 6, 1999 from 2 to 4 p.m.
and 6 to 8 p.m.
in the chapel of Stilinvovich & Wiatrolik Funeral Home, 7535 Taft St. (Hwy 55),
Merrillville with a Pomen Service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be Friday
at 11 a.m. directly at the grave site in Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville,
IN, with Very Rev.
Jovan Todorovich officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Sava
Building Fund, 9191 Mississippi St., Merrillville, IN. 46410.
Dolores "Dot" McGraw
Dolores "Dot" McGraw (nee Rosenberger), passed away on Monday,
May 3, 1999. She is survived by one son, Kevin (Shelia) Rosko of Portage; one
daughter, Brenda Rosko of Kouts, IN; mother, Emily Rosenberger of Hammond; one
sister, Judy Holsclaw of Valparaiso; three brothers, Mike (Barb) Rosenberger of
Kentucky, Don (Barb)
Rosenberger of Griffith and Dan (Laurie) Rosenberger of Portage; several
nieces, nephews and friends. Dot is preceded in death by her father Leland,
brother, Ronald and husband, Frank Rosko.
Friends may visit with the family on Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to
9 p.m. at the Virgil Huber Funeral Home, 7051 Kennedy Ave., Hammond. Funeral
services will be held on Saturday, May 8th at 10 a.m. at the Virgil Huber
funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Hansen officiating. Burial to follow at St.
John Cemetery, Hammond.
was born and raised in the Hammond area and was a graduate of Morton High
School, class of 1959. A homemaker for several years she was a former secretary
for Local #150 and also for Purdue University-Calumet.
Violet Mooers, 71,
passed away Monday, May 3, 1999. She is survived by one son, Edward (Carole)
Mooers Jr.; two daughters, Melissa Ritter and Sally Grant; two grandsons, Paul
and Scott Mooers; one brother, Mickey (Nikki) Petrovich ; three sisters, Agnes
Mitrovi, Jane Norman
and Martha (Fred) Mayer.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 5, 1999 at 11 a.m. from the
Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, Illinois, Rev. Milos
Vesin officiating. Burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Lansing, IL. Friends may call
at the funeral home on Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. until time of service.
Juanita Murphy, 77, of East Chicago, IN, passed away Friday, April 30, 1999
at home. Survived by two daughters, Pearl Edmonds of Youngstown, OH
and Patricia Dunham of East Chicago; one son, Freddie Murphy of Dallas, TX; 20
grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; two
sisters, Evangelist Annie Austin and Luvonia Dunham, both of Gary; and a host
of nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 6, 1999, 11 a.m at United
Prayer Band and Temple, 4630 West 10th Ave., Gary, IN, Ev. Annie Austin
officiating. Interment, Oak Hill Cemetery, Gary. Friends may call Thursday, May
United Prayer Band Temple from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to funeral services.
Arrangements by Hinton-Williams Funeral Home, East Chicago.
William Naglosky, 72, of Hobart, passed away at The University of Chicago
Center on Monday, May 3, 1999. He was born in Enterprise, PA; retired from U.S.
Steel as a group leader wireman after 40 years of service; member of SS.
Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral and a Lifetime member of Disabled
American Veterans. Bill
served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Pacific and Atlantic Theatres and
was the recipient of the Purple Heart. Graduate of Froebel High School and
received and Electrical Engineering Technology Degree from Purdue University
Calumet. He was preceded in
death by his parents, John and Mary Naglosky, one sister, Anna Demo and three
brothers, John II, Andrew and Paul Naglosky. He is survived by loving wife,
Bessie Naglosky of Hobart; one son, William J. (Virginia) Naglosky and one
granddaughter, Anna Naglosky,
both of Palos Heights, IL; two brothers, Michael (Myrtle) Naglosky of Keizer,
OR and Henry (Ethel) Naglosky of Lake Station; two sisters, Mary Dernik Shaban
of Portage and Evelyn (Robert) Kopach of Hobart; loving God-daughters, nieces
services will be held Thursday, May 6, 1999, 10 a.m. directly at SS Constantine
& Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 8000 Madison, Merrillville, Father Theodore
Poteres, Father Evagoras Constantinides and Father James Greanias officiating.
Burial to follow
at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Friends may call at the Geisen Funeral
Home, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville, on Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. A Trisagion
Prayer Service will be offered on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Nobie J. Penzato
J. Penzato, 85, of Lake Station passed away Monday, May 3, 1999. Survived by
wife, Fannie (Traina) of 61 years; two sons, Russ (Kathy) Penzato of
Merrillville and Frank (Debra) Penzato of Novi, MI; seven grandchildren,
Jennifer, Russ and Shelley Penzato,
Frank Jr., Stephanie and Ashley Penzato and Jennifer Ryan; three
great-grandchildren; three brothers, Tony Penzato, Joseph (Josie) Penzato and
Sam (Josie) Penzato, all of Louisiana; four sisters, Mary Skifano of Griffith,
Margaret (Frank) Pellichino, Jennie
Pellichino and Angie Lamonica, all of Louisiana.
Mr. Penzato was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and the American
Italian Benevolent Society. He was a retired driver from the General Services
Garage, Gary Works, U.S. Steel, with 40 years of service.
Friends may call at Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service, 6360 Broadway,
Merrillville, IN on Thursday from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Rosary 3 p.m. Funeral
services will be held Friday, May 7, 1999 at 9:15 a.m. from Pruzin Brothers
Chapel and 10 a.m. at St. Francis
Xavier Church, Rev. Robert Evers officiating. Burial, Calumet Park Cemetery.
Memorials preferred to Hospice of the Calumet Area.
Lillie V. Schoon
Florida / Gary, IN
Lillie V. Schoon (nee Smith), 93, of Tarpon Springs, Florida, formerly
of Gary, Indiana, passed away Saturday, May 1, 1999. Survived by one son,
Arthur (Joanne) Schoon of Gary; one daughter, Harriet (late Elmer) Stenson of
Florida; one daughter-in-law, Betty Schoon of Gary; 12 grandchildren; 23 great
grandchildren and four great-great-
grandchildren; one brother, Joe (Geneva) Smith of Hanna, IN. Preceded in death
by husband, Peter C. Schoon and son, Roy Schoon.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 7, 1999 at 1 p.m. at the Kuiper
Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Frank Worthington officiating.
Burial at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary. Friends are invited to meet with the family
on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039
Kleinman Road (two blocks south of Ridge Road), Highland, Indiana.
Mrs. Schoon was a member of the Ross
Gregory M. Sienkiewicz
Gregory M. Sienkiewicz, 53, of Schererville, passed away on Friday, April
30, 1999 at St. Margaret Hospital, Dyer, following an extended illness. He is
survived by loving wife of 19 years,
Elizabeth; six children, Theresa (Phil) Baker of Blytheville, AR, Angela (Mike)
Poynter of Valparaiso, Cheryl (Lynn) Hopper and Jennifer Sienkiewicz, both of
Blytheville, AR, Alex Sienkiewicz and Lauren Sienkiewicz, both at home;
brother, Mike (June) Sienkiewicz
of Aurora, CO; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in
death by his parents, Adam and Josephine Sienkiewicz.
Funeral Mass will be offered on Thursday, May 6, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. at St.
Michael Catholic Church of Schererville. Burial
will follow in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN. Friends may call
Wednesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm. at the Virgil Huber Funeral Home, 7051 Kennedy
Gregory was a Life member of V.F.W. Post 802 of Hammond; member of Garfield
Lodge 569 and Fraternal Order of Eagles, Hessville. He was born and raised in
Hessville, graduating from Morton High School, class of 1963. He served in the
U.S. Air Force as and aircraft mechanic. After service he worked for several
years for the Institute
of Gas Technology in Chicago, and St. Margaret Hospital in Hammond.
Michael J. Talabay
Michael J. Talabay, 93, of Whiting, passed away Monday, May 3, 1999 at the
St. Margaret Mercy Healthcare Center, Hammond. He is survived by is beloved
wife of 67 years, Mary (nee Maslik); daughter, Eleanor (Paul) Lukacsek of
Whiting; son, Michael (Christine) Talabay of Crown Point; three grandchildren,
Carol (Jeffrey) Burgan of Chicago, Robert (Catherine) Lukacsek of Whiting and
Ann Talabay of Crown Point;
three sisters-in-law, Mary Talabay and Elizabeth Talabay both of Whiting,
Rosemary Talabay of Hammond; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his
parents, Paul and Sophie (Reguly) Talabay, five brothers, Paul, Charles,
William, Victor and rRdolph and
two sisters, Sophie Valentovich and Margaret Ignatuk.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 5, 1999, 9:30 a.m. at the Baran
Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting, a Mass of Christian Burial will be
offered at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic
Church, Whiting, the Rev. John E. Kalicky, C.PP.S. officiating. Interment, St.
John Cemetery, Hammond. Visitation at the funeral home Tuesday 3 to 8 p.m. The
St. John Rosary Society together with members of the parish will offer prayers
at the funeral home
Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Mr. Talabay was a lifelong resident of Whiting, member of St. John the Baptist
Catholic Church, Whiting, the First Catholic Slovak Union, Br. 130 and a
retiree of the Amoco Oil Whiting Refinery with a service of 36 years. In lieu
contributions to the St. John School Endowment Fund would be appreciated.
Pennsylvania / Crown Point, IN
Gladys Templin, 87, of Pittsburgh, PA, formerly of Crown Point, IN, passed
away Monday, May 3, 1999. Survived by
five children, Helen (David) Medin of Northfield, MN, Jeanne (Sydney) Kolls of
Fairfax, VA, Joan (Fred) Geigre of Libertyville, IL, Margaret (Dennis) Triebsch
of Pittsburgh, PA and David (Darla) Templin of Tell City, IN; 14 grandchildren;
brother, Dr. Warren Weisth of Eugene, Oregon. Preceded in death by husband, Dr.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 7, 1999, 10 a.m. at the Pruzin and
Little Funeral Service, 811 East Franciscan Drive (on State Road 55 south of
Road 231), Crown Point, IN, with Rev. Thomas Norwalk officiating. At rest,
Maplewood Memorial Cemetery.
Thomas E. Lucas
Thomas E. Lucas, 51, of Lowell, IN, passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 1999.
He is survived by his wife, Marianne; one
son, Eric Lucas of Steger, IL; two step-children, Michael Hunnicutt of Hammond
and Victoria Keyser of Hammond; two grandchildren, Robert and Amanda Lucas;
three brothers, David (Kathleen) Lucas of Lowell, John (Shirley) Lucas of New
Lennox, IL and James (Debbie)
Lucas of Portage; one sister, JoAnn (Mike) Horutz of LaMesa, CA. He was
preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Stepanovich and Mary Ellen Donovan.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 8, 1999 at 11 a.m. at the Sheets
Funeral Home 604 E. Commercial
Ave., Lowell, IN, Pastor Terry Owen officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel
Lawn Cemetery, Schererville, IN. Friends are invited to call on Friday from 2
to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Thomas was a Counselor for Student Sports Services at Purdue
North Central in Westville, IN. He was a Vietnam Navy veteran, Purdue Alumni
and member of the Bathany Chapel in Lowell, IN.
Hallie K. Witham
Hallie K. Witham, 83 of Dyer, passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 1999. Survived
by two sons, Jim (Virginia)
of Munster and Thomas (Nancy) of Hammond; four grandchildren, Deborah, Jeff,
Kathy and Nikki; six great grandchildren; sister, Audrey Kretschmar of Dyer;
and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Bill"
Witham in 1995.
services will be held Saturday, May 8, 11 a.m. from Fagen-Miller Funeral Home
2828 Highway Ave., Highland, IN, Rev. Scott Moore officiating. Visitation
Friday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Lutheran
Retirement Village of Crown Point.
Mrs. Witham was a retired secretary/treasurer of Witham Sales and Service
Inc., of Hammond; member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Merrillville and former
member of Rebecca Circle.