Obituaries - Lake/IL

1999-06-29T00:00:00Z Obituaries - Lake/IL nwitimes.com
June 29, 1999 12:00 am

Grover A. Biggs

Valparaiso

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

member

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

(nee Cunningham)

Merrillville,

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

Youngstown Ohio.

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.

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Cruz "Jack" Castillo, Jr.

East Side

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)

Merrillville

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

Hobart, IN

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

this year.

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

Hammond

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.

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John "Jack" Gill

Tinley

Park/Homewood, IL

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

Lennox, Tracy

(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

Country Club.

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.

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Walter Z. Hanas

Hammond

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

California

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),

Highland, Indiana.

Mr. Hayes attended Lorimer Baptist Church of Dolton, Illinois and was employed

at I.H.B. Railroad for five years.

Lela J. Hines

Griffith

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.

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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

VFW

Post 6841 of Lowell and member of the A.C.O.W. Union.

For information 219-374-5518.

Richard J. Keeley

Missouri/Gary/Hammond

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

Sarah Keeley.

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,

600

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

(nee Brock)

Hammond

Della

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

eight brothers.

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),

Highland, Indiana.

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

(nee

Martin)

Munster/Burnettsville, IN

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

Calumet Area.

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,

IN. 219-374-5481.

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Herbert A. Ludwig

Hammond

Herbert A.

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

grandchildren.

Funeral services

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

Lundstrom.

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

Hebron, IN

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.

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Kenneth A. Mills

Munster

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.

219-931-5762.

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

Thornton;

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.

Preceded

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

Lodge

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.

Elizabeth

Tomaszewski

(nee Leszczynski)

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.

Mr. Unger

was a tractor operator - LTV Steel Company, East Chicago, IN with 40 years of

service.

Alice M. Urbain

(nee Bruhn)

Plainfield/So. Holland, IL

Alice M. Urbain (nee Bruhn), 72, late of Plainfield, formerly of South Holland

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