Grover A. Biggs
Grover A. Biggs, 79, of Valparaiso, passed away Sunday, June 27, 1999 at
Porter Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 20, 1920, in Chesterton,
Indiana to Martin and Mora (Taylor) Biggs. On October 3, 1942 in Chesterton
he married Alice Otto who survives. Also surviving are three daughters: Karen
Biggs of Bluffton, IN, Donna (Vic) Volom of Valparaiso and Tammy (John) Rittel
of Valparaiso and one son, Roger (Martha) Biggs of Fort Worth, Texas; also
survived by five grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one
brother, Delbert Biggs.
Mr. Biggs was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and Church building
committee. He was Trustee of Jackson Township for eight years and a former
of Porter County Farm Bureau. He was also a building inspector and executive
director of the Porter County Plan Commission for fifeteen years. He was a
Jackson Township farmer for 30 years. On December 15, 1983 he received the
Sagamore of the Wabash award
from Gov. Robert Orr. Mr. Biggs was a veteran having served in the Army-Air
Force during World War II from 1943-1945.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 1, 1999 at
Bartholomew Funeral Home, Valparaiso, IN. Friends may call at
the funeral home on Wednesday, June 30th, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Pastor
Christoph Armiger will officiate. Burial in Chesterton Cemetery. Memorials may
be made to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Building Fund.
C. Marlene Binns
IN / Ohio
C. Marlene Binns (nee Cunningham), 59, of Merrillville, IN, formerly of
Boardman, Ohio, passed away Sunday, June 27, 1999. She was a former employee of
Security Federal Savings and Loan and member of Zion Lutheran Church in
Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Margaret Cunningham and husband,
Richard Binns. Survived by one son, Kenneth (Kristine) Binns of Portage, IN;
one daughter, Karen (Steve) Hanlon of Merrillville, IN; one grandson, Brandon
Binns; one granddaughter, Marlena
June Hanlon; one brother, Ronald Cunningham of Portage, IN; two sisters, Mary
Riggs of Florida and June (Paul) Wahner of Glenwood, IL; nieces and nephews;
and significant other, Hade Treharne of Boardman, Ohio.
Funeral services Wednesday, June 30, 1999,
10 a.m. at the Geisen Funeral Home, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville, Indiana, with
Pastor Dan Estes officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday
from 2 to 8 p.m.
Cruz "Jack" Castillo, Jr.
Cruz "Jack" Castillo, Jr,
68, late of the East Side. Beloved husband of Doris (nee Ripplinger) for 43
years. Loving father of Lawrence C. (fiancee: Karen Prodoehl), James F.
(Connie) and John A. (Pauline) Castillo, Margaret R. (Peter) Cook, Arthur P.
(Annette) Castillo, Teresa R.
(Daniel) Hooper and Dorothy (Chester) Colvin. Fond grandfather of Portia
Jerich, J. Kyle, Hope A. and Kimberly G. Castillo, Sara R. and James J. Cook,
Joseph A. Hooper, Amanda C. and Joseph S. Colvin. Dear brother of Manuel
(Sylvia), Enrique and the late
Hernando Castillo, Carmen (late Miodrag) Pajevich, Eliza (Richard) Castle and
Ana (late James) McMahon; Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Cruz was a
father figure and friend and was loved by many. Army Veteran of Korean
Conflict. Retired 43 year employee
of U.S. Steel Southworks in the Mason Dept. Charter Member of South Deering
American Legion Post #1238. 31 year Committee Member for B.S.A. Troop 773.
Visitation Wednesday 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral services Thursday, July 1, 1999 at
9:30 a.m. from the Elmwood
Chapel, 11200 So. Ewing Ave., Chicago, IL to Church of the Annunciata, Mass of
Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment at Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Schererville,
IN. Please omit flowers, 773-731-2749.
Helen Clark (nee
Yatsko), 81, of Merrillville, passed away on Saturday June 26, 1999. Survived
by husband, Joseph; one daughter, Marcia (Al) Travis of Merrillville; one
granddaughter, Kelly (Bob) Stepanovich of Merrillville; two great
granddaughters, Sasha and Sierra and
one sister, Mary Coker of Gary.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 28, 1999, 11:30 a.m. at the
Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Hasselbring officiating. Burial at
Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN. Friends are invited to
meet with the family on Monday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Kuiper Funeral
Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (two blocks south of Ridge Road), Highland,
Mrs. Clark was employed for 10 years at the former Gary Screw and Bolt Works
Company and for four years
at the former Marion Trucking Company, Hammond.
George Murray Dalby
George Murray Dalby, 86, died peacefully on Monday, June 28, 1999 at his
home in Hobart, Indiana. George was a Gary native, born June 4, 1913. He was
preceded in death
by his parents, Harry Alfred and Mabel Gordon Dalby and his brother, Harry
Gordon Dalby. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Margaret Ridgely Dalby
and his five sons and two daughters, and their families: George R. and Mary
Dalby and their daughter Megan
of Toledo, Ohio; Martha and Robert Goodman and their children Mark and Meredith
of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Robert G. Dalby of Merrillville, IN; Richard
Spencer and Susan Dalby and their children Neysa and Spencer of North Reading,
Mass.; Frederick and Sidonia
Dalby and their children Elizabeth and Christina of Northhampton, Mass.; David
and Annie Dalby and their children, Harrison and Aiden of Powell, Ohio; and Ann
and Jack Nunley and their children David and Margaret of Hilliard, Ohio. George
is also survived
by his sister, Neysa D. Robertson of Mount Lake, Terrace, WA and sister-in-law
Cleora Dalby of Sarasota, Florida; and many nephews and a niece.
George graduated from Emerson High School in Gary in 1931 and attended both
Michigan State University and the
University of Michigan. George's career in business began as an employee of
International Harvestor. He then worked for his father in the family owned
business, Calumet Trucking Company in East Chicago, Indiana. George purchased
Lake Shore Cement Products
as a co-owner in Michigan City, Indiana in 1959. George turned Lake Shore into
a very successful state of the art concrete block factory with the help of his
partner, Roy Schoonover and their valued and loyal employees. The American
Society of Testing Materials
honored George with National Recognition for his development of a new
middle-weight concrete masonry block. He also developed a standardized
numbering system for concrete blocks. George was devoted to his family. His
favorite hobby was fishing and he enjoyed
many trips with his sons and friends fishing in Canada. George served for over
30 years on the Vestry of Christ Church Episcopal Church in downtown Gary. He
recently served on the Vestry of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Hobart. He
was a long time member
of the East Chicago Rotary Club and served as its president. After his
retirement in 1979, George was a volunteer for Meals-on-Wheels until January of
Visitation will be held at Burns Funeral Home, 701 East 7th Street, Hobart,
Indiana, on Thursday,
July 1st, from 3 to 6 p.m. The funeral service will be at Burns Funeral Home in
Hobart on Friday, July 2, 1999 at 10 a.m. with Reverend John Blakslee of St.
Stephen's Episcopal Church and Reverend James Wallace Curtis officiating.
Should friends desire,
memorial contributions may be made to: Visiting Nurse Association Foundation
for Hospice, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN 46383; Meals-on-Wheels of
Northwest Indiana, Inc., P.O. Box 912, Crown Point, IN 46307; or St. Stephen's
Episcopal Church, 1359 State
Street, Hobart, IN 46342; or charity of their choice.
Mary T. Dycus
Mary T. Dycus, 78, of Hammond, IN passed away on Friday, June 25, 1999. She
is survived by her husband, Robert C. "Bill"; seven children, Carroll (Paul)
Carter of West Lafayette,
IN, Mary (Frank) Dycus-Szyper of Munster, IN, Bobby Dycus of Hammond, IN,
Dorothy Kay Dycus of Naples, FL, William James Dycus of Hammond, IN, Janet Sue
(Clayton) Randall of Miami, FL and Davy Dycus of Hammond, IN; eight
grandchildren, Sarah (Jason) Chambliss
of Evansville, IN, Amy Carter of West Lafayette, IN, Jay (Nicole) Carnagey of
Griffith, IN, Craig Carnagey of Schererville, IN and Alex, Iain, Rhys, and Evon
Randall of Miami, FL; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 30, 1999
at 10 a.m. from LaHayne Funeral Home, 6955 Southeastern Ave., Hammond, IN with
Pastor Scott D. Bruick officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens,
Schererville, IN. 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 Lake County Association for the
Retarded or Breast Cancer Research at the University of Chicago. Mrs. Dycus was
a resident of this area for 50 years. Information, 219-845-3600.
John "Jack" Gill
John "Jack" Gill, 64, late of Tinley Park IL, formerly of Homewood,
Illinois, passed away on Saturday, June 26, 1999. Beloved husband of Louise
(nee Steele); Dear father of John (Donna) Gill of Aurora, Thomas Gill of New
(Jeff) Jacobson of Edwardsville, IL and Wendy (Toby) Dehnert of Altus,
Oklahoma; Step-father of Laura (Tom) Casiano of Chicago Heights, James and
Daniel Kreidler, both of Oak Park and David Kreidler of Chicago; Loving
grandfather of Ryne, Mitchel, Joshua,
Jordan, Eric and Julia; Son of the late Frank H. and Ruth S. Gill and Fond
brother of Charles (Julie) Gill of Lockport. Member of the Olympia Fields
Memorial Service Wednesday evening, June 30, 1999, 5 p.m. at Salem
Evangelical Lutheran Church,
184th St. and Ashland Ave., Homewood, Illinois. Interment, private., In lieu of
flowers, memorials to Glenwood School for Boys is appreciated. 708-798-5300.
Walter Z. Hanas
Walter Z. Hanas, 80 of Hammond, passed away on Saturday, June
26, 1999 at The Community Hospital, Munster, Indiana. Survived by two
daughters, Kathleen Wallace of Palatine, IL and Suzanne Panozzo of Nashville,
IN; four grandchildren, Heather, Bill, Tony and Nick; three sisters, Delores
(Chuck) Patterson and Maggie Hanas,
both of Hammond and Dorothy Byington of Clearwater, FL; six brothers, Henry
(Lenore) Hanas of Munster, William Hanas of Hammond, Chester (Wilmae) Hanas of
Munster, Eugene (Laverne) Hanas of Hammond, Paul (Mary) Hanas of LOFS and John
(Beth) Hanas of Hammond;
two sisters-in-law, Ruth Andree and Clara Andree, both of Hammond; several
nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Preceded in death by his wife
Jean in 1986 and sister, Bernice Dahlkamp.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 30, 1999
at 1 p.m. from LaHayne Funeral Home, 5746 Hohman Ave., Hammond, IN, Rev.
Stanley Dominik officiating. Burial at Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Friends
may call at LaHayne Funeral Home on Tuesday from 3 to 9 p.m. Memorials may be
given to the Cancer Foundation
or Hammond Fire Department Benevolent Fund.
Mr. Hanas was a retired Captain from the Hammond Fire Department where he was
a fireman for 33 years; lifetime resident of the area; World War II veteran
having served in the Army; and a member of the DAV Chapter
#17 of Hammond.
R. Edwin Hawkins
R. Edwin Hawkins, former Porter Memorial Hospital Administrator, passed away
on June 25, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Laphalene and three children.
Rememberences may be sent to the Hawkins-Snead Memorial,
El Camino Hospital, 2500 Grant Road, Mountview View, CA 94040.
Richard A. Hayes, Jr.
Calumet City, IL
Richard A. Hayes, Jr., 38, of Calumet City, Illinois, passed away on Friday,
June 25, 1999. Survived by his wife, Suzette (nee Barbeau); one daughter,
Danielle Kortum of Calumet City; mother, Brenda (George) Butcher of Crown
Point; father, Richard A. Hayes, Sr., of New Buffalo, Indiana; grandmother,
Virginia (Robert) Leath of DeMotte; one brother, Robert; two sisters, Virginia
and Brigitte; and several
nieces, nephews and numerous friends. Preceded in death by daughter, Jennifer.
Funeral services Wednesday, June 30, 1999 at 11:30 a.m. at the Kuiper Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. Hilton Bryant officiating. Burial at Elmwood Cemetery,
Hammond, Indiana. Friends
are invited to meet with the family on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at
the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman road (two blocks south of Ridge Road),
Mr. Hayes attended Lorimer Baptist Church of Dolton, Illinois and was employed
at I.H.B. Railroad for five years.
Lela J. Hines
Lela J. Hines, 87, of Griffith passed away Saturday, June 26, 1999. Beloved
mother of Jack (Eilean) Hines of Portage, IN, Mary Neff of Mattoon, IL, also
survived by son-in-law Chuck Gard
of Schererville; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great
grandchildren; brother, Eddie (Wanda) Titus of Arcola, IL; two sisters, Alice
Anderson of Griffith, IN and Patricia (Jim) Peddycoart of Ft. Myers, FL; many
nieces and nephews. Preceded
in death by husband, John, two daughters, Dixie J. Stewart and Jessie (Toby)
Gard, sister, Bernadine Walls and brother, Virgil Titus.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 30, 1999, 11 a.m at
Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 2828 Highway Ave., Highland,
Indiana, with Rev. Kenneth Smith officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn Memorial
Gardens, Schererville, IN. Visitation Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mrs. Hines was a member of St. John VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 717. Grandma
will be sadly missed by her
family and extended family.
John W. Hurst
Cedar Lake, IN
John W. Hurst, 71, of Cedar Lake, Indiana, passed away on Friday, June 25,
1999 at St. Anthony Medical Center, Crown Point, IN. He is survived by his
wife, Pansy; two sons, John H.
(Vivian) Hurst of Bakersfield, CA and Mike E. (Robin) Hurst of Cedar Lake, IN;
one daughter, Susie (Edward) Lobaugh of Milton, FL; two brothers, Ira (Genette)
Hurst of Lake Dale, IN and Harvey (Helen) Hurst of Newbern, N.C.; 10
grandchildren and four great
grandchildren. Preceded in death by his son, Larry A. Hurst.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Burdan Funeral Home 12901 Wicker
Ave., (corner of 129th & US 41), Cedar Lake, Indiana, on Tuesday, June 29, 1999
at 12 Noon with Pastor Roy Chapin officiating.
Burial will follow at the German Methodist Cemetery, Cedar Lake. Visitation
Sunday evening, June 27th, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, June 28th, from 2 to 5
and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mr. Hurst was a veteran of WWII serving with the U.S. Navy; Lifelong member of
Post 6841 of Lowell and member of the A.C.O.W. Union.
For information 219-374-5518.
Richard J. Keeley
Richard J. Keeley, 67, of Carthage, Missouri, passed away in Crown Point
Indiana, on Sunday, June 27, 1999. Mr. Keeley
had been a Gary and Hammond area resident most all of his life and moved to
Carthage, MO, 10 years ago. He was an engineer for the EJ&E Railroad with 10
years of service and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Survived by six
children; Bethanne Aileen
Keeley-Tate of Virginia Beach VA, Kathryn Hyns of Chicago, IL, Kim Keeley Lyons
of Crown Point, IN, Kirsten Keeley of Chicago, IL, Laura (Mark) Bentz of
Ludington, MI and Rick (Deborah) Keeley of Lynwood, IL; six grandsons; one
sister, Eileen (Samuel) Hook
of Alabama; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Paul and
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest, Indiana. Memorial
service will be held Tuesday, June 29, 1999, 3 p.m. at the Rees Funeral Home,
West Old Ridge Road, Hobart, Indiana, with Rev. Ray Fontaine officiating.
Cremation at Calvary Cemetery, Portage, Indiana. Friends may call on Tuesday
from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Hobart.
Della Delores King
Delores King (nee Brock), 63, of Hammond, passed away on Sunday, June 27, 1999.
Survived by husband, Abel; two sons, Larry King of Ft. Wayne and Rick (Teri)
King of South Carolina; two daughters, Deborah (Dan) DeBold of Hammond and
Donna (Will) McGaha of
DeMotte; 10 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; three sisters, Martha
Russell and Ula Mae (Bob) Bu ckner of Tennessee and Rita Lawson of
Indianapolis. Preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Maudie Brock and
Funeral services Thursday,
July 1, 1999, 10 a.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lluwellyn
Sterrey and Rev. LaVerne Easton officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn Cemetery,
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),
Mrs. King was a member of the Woodmar Church of God in Hammond. She will be
dearly missed by her loving husband, family and friends.
Janie A. Klawinski
Janie A. Klawinski (nee Martin), 36, of Munster, IN, formerly of
Burnettsville, IN, passed away Saturday, June 26, 1999. She is survived by her
husband, Bruce of Munster, IN; three children, Krista, David and Nicholas,
all of Munster, IN; mother, Ruby Garbison of Burnettsville, IN; one sister,
Judy (Edward) Nies of Royal Center, IN; two brothers, Jim (Debbie) Martin of
Washington, IN and Jerry Martin of IN; parents-in-law, George and Joyce
Klawinski of Munster, IN; many
other relatives and close friends. Preceded in death by her father, Richard
"Dick" Martin and her brother-in-law, Rocky Denny.
Funeral services Wednesday, June 30, 1999, 11 a.m. at Anthony & Dziadowicz
Funeral Home, 9445 Calumet Avenue (at 45th St.) Munster,
IN, with Rev. Paul Arnold officiating. Burial at Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond, IN.
Visitation on Tuesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Janie was employed as a medical assistant with Hoehn Medical Clinic, a
designer with Klawinski Fireplace, Inc., and a former teacher
at K'Ton Ton preschool. A 1980 graduate of Twin Lakes High School, Monticello
and a 1994 graduate of Aristotle Medical College, Hammond. A speaker bureau
volunteer with Hospice of the Calumet Area and a member of the Bretheren Church
in Burnettsville, IN.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the
Thomas "Tom" Lima
Cedar Lake, IN / Chicago
Thomas "Tom" Lima, 52, passed away Saturday, June 26, 1999. Resident of
Cedar Lake, IN, formerly of Chicago, IL. Survived
by two sons, Anthony and James Lima, both of Chicago; one sister, Cheryll
Nesmith of Chicago and loving companion, Judy Marquardt of Cedar Lake.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 30, 1999 at 5 p.m. at 6350
West 133rd Ave., Cedar Lake, Indiana.
Mr. Robert Decker officiating.
Tom was the founder of Chicago On Wheels, an organization that showcased
vintage automobiles. Arrangements by Eller-Brady Funeral Home in Cedar Lake,
Herbert A. Ludwig
Ludwig, 79, of Hammond, passed away on Sunday, June 27, 1999 at St. Catherine
Hospital. Survived by three sons, Gerald (Maura) Ludwig of Grand Rapids, MI,
Michael Ludwig of Louisville, KY and Steven Ludwig of Denver CO; and two
will be held on Wednesday, June 30, 1999, 12 Noon at the Virgil Huber Funeral
Home, 7051 Kennedy Ave., Hessville, IN, with his son, Gerald Ludwig
officiating. Friends may call on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service
at 12 Noon.
Mr. Ludwig was an
Orak Shriner; member of Veterans of Foreign Wars; born and raised in
Mooresville, Indiana where he attended and graduated from school. He entered
the U.S. Air Force and was a Captain and served a a navigator on B24 Bombers in
the European Theatre. After
the service he lived in the South Bend area and later moved to the Hammond area
where he was employed by Address-o-graph Multigraph, Inc. of Chicago as a
salesman for office equipment for several years.
John J. Lundstrom
Calumet City, IL
John J. Lundstrom,
48, late of Calumet City, IL, passed away Saturday, June 26, 1999. He is
survived by his brother, Robert (Judith) Lundstrom; sister-in-law, Ellen
Lundstrom; two nephews, Matt and Kevin Lundstrom and three nieces, Jenn, Janet
and Crystal Lundstrom. Preceded
in death by his parents, Carlos and Adelyn Lundstrom and brother, Thomas
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 1, 1999, 9:30 a.m. prayers from
the Hennessy-Nowak Funeral Home, 400 Pulaski Road (154th St.) Calumet City, IL,
to Our Lady
of Knock Church, Mass 10 a.m. Cremation, Oakland Memory Lanes Crematory.
Visitation Wednesday 5 to 9 p.m.
Richard L. Mahoney
Florida / Hammond, IN
Richard L. Mahoney passed away on June 3, 1999 in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Survived by two sons, Jerry
(Bernadette) Mahoney of Lowell and Dale (Dorinda) Mahoney of St. John;
daughter-in-law, Liz Mahoney of Munster; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-
grandchildren; sister, Judy Short of Battleground, IN and dear friend, Maxine
Garnder. Preceded in death by loving
wife, Helen Rose Mahoney and sons, Richard and Dennis.
Richard was retired from Blaw-Knox and served in the Army. He loved to travel
and was an avid NASCAR fan; and would never turn down a good card game. He will
be missed by all who knew him. Funeral services
were held in Florida.
Stella Maragos, 63, of Hebron, IN, born in Campbell, Ohio on July 27, 1936,
passed away in St. Anthony Hospital, Crown Point, on Saturday, June 26, 1999.
Stella was an employee of G&N Aircraft in Griffith.
She was a member of SS. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral,
Merrillville. Survived by one son, Louis J. Maragos of Valparaiso; one sister,
Helen (John) Karapiperis of New York; and many loving friends.
Funeral services Wednesday, June 30, 1999
at 10 a.m. in the SS. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 8000
Madison St., Merrillville, IN, Rev. Theodore Poteres, Rev. James Greanias and
Rev. Michael Kouremetis officiating. Interment at Calumet Park Cemetery,
Merrillville, IN. Trisagion Prayer
Service Tuesday at 7 p.m. Contributions may be made to SS. Constantine & Helen
Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Friends may call at the Burns Funeral Home (corner of
101st & Broadway), Merrillville/Crown Point Chapel on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6
to 8 p.m.
Kenneth A. Mills
Kenneth A. Mills, 71, of Munster, passed away Thursday, June 24, 1999 at
The Community Hospital, Munster. He is survived by his loving wife of
forty-nine years, Marjorie (nee Gallagher); sister, Edna (Harold) Huntington of
St. John; brother, Richard C. (Lorraine) Mills of Dyer and several nieces,
nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his daughter Kathleen Hill in 1990.
A Memorial Service will be on Wednesday, June 30, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. from the
South Side Christian Church,
1000 Broadmoor Ave., Munster, IN, with Mr. Gary Edwards officiating.
Kenneth was a member of the Northwest Genealogical Society, Indiana
Historical Society, American Legion Post #16, The Mayflower Society and
Treasurer of the Sons of the American Revolution.
A graduate of Valparaiso University and retired from Illinois Bell Telephone
(Ameritech) Company in 1982. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of
your choice, in his memory, would be appreciated. Solan Funeral Home of Hammond
in charge of the arrangements.
Harvey K. Siegers
Calumet City, IL
Harvey K. Siegers, 67, of Calumet City, IL, passed away Sunday, June 27,
1999. He is survived by his fiancee, Lorraine "Billie" Goodwin of Orland Park;
one daughter, Nancy (John) VanDrunen of Cedar
Lake; one son, Tim Siegers of Lansing; two grandchildren, and one sister, Norma
(Jim) Sayre of West Virginia.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 30, 1999 at 11 a.m. from the
Cottage Grove CRC, 16556 Cottage Grove Ave., South Holland, Illinois.
Burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Lansing, IL. Friends may call at the
Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, Illinois, on Tuesday
from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m
Mr. Siegers was a member of Cottage Grove CRC; former fireman in Lansing and
and was an employee of Calumet Auto Body in Hammond.
Gerald F. Sliva
Florida / Hobart, IN
Gerald F. Sliva, 57, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, passed away Friday, June
25, 1999. Mr. Sliva had been a Florida resident since 1973, formerly of Hobart.
in death by his father, Frank, sister, Dolores and son, Steven Sliva. Survived
by mother, Bernice (nee Ogiego) Sliva and several aunts, uncles, cousins,
nieces and nephews.
Gerald was a member of P.W.A. Lodge 778 Polish Roman Catholic Union of America
337, both of New Chicago. He was employed by U.S. Steel until 1973 and was a
self employed driver for Black Diamond Transportation in Florida.
Funeral services Thursday, July 1, 1999 at 9:30 a.m. from Rees Funeral Home,
600 West Old Ridge Road, Hobart,
IN, and to Assumption BVM Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. with
Rev. Martin Dobrzynski officiating. Prayer service Wednesday at 7 p.m. Burial
at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation on Wednesday, 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Rees
Funeral Home, Hobart.
Calumet City, IL
Elizabeth Tomaszewski (nee Leszczynski), 87, lifelong resident of Calumet
City, IL passed away on Saturday, June 26, 1999. She is survived by her son,
Donald J. Tomaszewski; two grandsons, John E. and Michael
J. Tomaszewski; sister, Dolores Leszczynski of Calumet City, IL; brother, Frank
(Emily) Leszczynski of South Carolina and many nieces and nephews. She was
preceded in death by her husband, John E. Tomaszewski.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June
30, 1999, 9:30 a.m. prayers from the Hennessy-Nowak Funeral Home, 400 Pulaski
Rd (154th St.) Calumet City, IL, to St. Andrew the Apostle Church, Mass 10 a.m.
Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mrs. Tomaszewski was a
50 year member of St. Andrew's Ladies Rosary Confraternity, whose members will
meet Tuesday at 3 p.m. and Calumet Memorial Post #330 American Legion Ladies
Auxiliary (services 7:30 p.m.)
Frederick E. Unger
LaPorte / Hammond, IN
Frederick E. Unger,
69, of LaPorte, IN, passed away at 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, 1999 at
Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso. He was an area resident 13 years, coming
from Hammond, IN. Born Aug. 26, 1929 in LaPorte to the late Frederick K. and
Catherine (DeVoto) Unger..
Married June 28, 1981 in Hammond, IN to Katherine Young, who survives. Also
survived by daughter, Kimberly Rodriquez of East Chicago, IN; sons, Frederick
T. Unger and Martin Unger, both of Martinsville, IN, Michael Unger of
Mooresville, IN and Zachary Unger
of LaPorte, IN; step-daughters, Janet (David) Cloghessy of Chicago, IL and
Sherri (Chuck) Manns of Lake Village, IN; step-sons, David Young and Jerry
Young of Whiting, IN and Stanley Young of Homewood, IL; sister, Shirley Clark
of LaPorte, IN; 17 grandchildren
and one great grandchild.
A graveside service at Pine Lake Cemetery on Thursday, July 1, 1999 at 1 p.m.
Rev. Ted Nordquist officiating. Burial at Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte, IN.
Arrangements by Haverstock Funeral Home, LaPorte, IN. 219-362-3333.
was a tractor operator - LTV Steel Company, East Chicago, IN with 40 years of
Alice M. Urbain
Plainfield/So. Holland, IL
Alice M. Urbain (nee Bruhn), 72, late of Plainfield, formerly of South Holland