Obituaries - Lake County/IL

1999-05-05T00:00:00Z Obituaries - Lake County/IL nwitimes.com
May 05, 1999 12:00 am

Kathleen S. Albert

Highland

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

219-845-3600.

Hazel R. Anderson

(nee Riggle)

Hammond/Schererville

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

(nee Persenaire)

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

Hammond

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,

Harriet.

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.

Richard Orlinski

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

Omaha, Nebraska

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.

Charles, IL.

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,

Bloomington in

1976.

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

Catholic Church.

James M. Collier, Sr.

Hobart

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,

IN. 46342.

Margaret B. Croner

Munster

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.

Margaret

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.

Mary T.

(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

Ann Damico.

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

of Christian

Burial at 10:30 a.m. Interment at New Port Richey, FL. Arrangments by Kompare

Funeral Home, Chicago. 773-768-8806.

Harry James Evans

East Chicago

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

Home, 219-762-8595.

Milton

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.

10003.

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

9 p.m.

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

Griffith

Janice

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

husband, William.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 7, 1999 at 9:30 a.m.from Fagen-

Miller Funeral

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

5:30 p.m.

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

Columbus Drive-US12).

Mr. Kruhaj

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.

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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

(nee Rosenberger)

Hammond

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.

Dot

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

Illinois

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

East Chicago

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

6th at

United Prayer Band Temple from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to funeral services.

Arrangements by Hinton-Williams Funeral Home, East Chicago.

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William Naglosky

Hobart

William Naglosky, 72, of Hobart, passed away at The University of Chicago

Medical

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

and nephews.

Funeral

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

Lake Station

Nobie

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

(nee Smith)

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

Baptist Church.

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Gregory M. Sienkiewicz

Schererville

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

Ave., Hessville.

Gregory was a Life member of V.F.W. Post 802 of Hammond; member of Garfield

Masonic

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

Whiting

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

of flowers,

contributions to the St. John School Endowment Fund would be appreciated.

219-659-4400.

Gladys Templin

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;

many great-grandchildren;

brother, Dr. Warren Weisth of Eugene, Oregon. Preceded in death by husband, Dr.

David Templin.

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

State

Road 231), Crown Point, IN, with Rev. Thomas Norwalk officiating. At rest,

Maplewood Memorial Cemetery.

Thomas E. Lucas

Lowell, IN

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

Dyer

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.

Funeral

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.

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