Obituaries - Lake/Illinois

1999-02-04T00:00:00Z Obituaries - Lake/Illinois
February 04, 1999 12:00 am


Charles Anderson


Charles Anderson, 86, of Hammond,

passed away Monday, February 1, 1999 at The Community Hospital, Munster. He was

the beloved husband of the late Mildred (Parrick) Anderson, who passed away

November 18, 1996. He is survived by many friends at the Hammond Nursing


Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 4, 1999, 10 a.m. at

the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting, IN, with Brother Jim Spradlin

of the South Side Christian Church, Munster, officiating. Interment at Elmwood

Cemetery, Hammond. Visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from 9 a.m.

until time of services.

Mr. Anderson was was a lifelong resident of Hammond;

member of the South Side Christian Church, Munster; the Masonic Order; the

Lansing Lions Club; a World War II Army veteran having served in Germany; and a

retired mechanic and owner and operator of a Amoco Service Station in Lansing.



Harry Angel


Harry Angel, 79, of Whiting, passed away on

Tuesday, February 2, 1999 at his residence. He is survived by his beloved wife

of 50 years, Jean (nee Benko); two sons, Alan (Catherine) Angel of Crown Point

and Glenn (Dawn) Angel of Schererville; three grandchildren, Lauren, Ashlynn

and Kyle; two sisters, Aurelia (Yants) Martinez and Frances (Juan) Rodriguez,

both of Chicago; numerous nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Eileen (late Don)

Coppage of Whiting; and brother-in-law, Larry (Sandy) Benko of Phoenix, AZ.

Preceded in death by his sister, Lupe Liceaga.

Funeral services will be held

Friday, February 5, 1999 at 9:30 a.m. at the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th

Street, Whiting, IN. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. at

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whiting, with the Rev. John E. Kalicky,

C.PP.S. officiating. Interment at St. John Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Visitation at

the funeral home Thursday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Members!

of the parish will offer praye


Robert Lee Bacon


Robert Lee Bacon, 63, of Hammond,

passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 1999 at the William J. Riley Memorial

Hospice Residence. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; one son, Robert Lee

Bacon Jr. of Kankakee, Illinois; two daughters, Jennifer and Tamara of

Littleton, Colorado; one step-daughter, Kirsten Weaver of Griffith, IN; three

granddaughters, Nicole, Sara and Samantha, all of Littleton, CO; one step-

granddaughter, Sarah of Griffith, IN. five sisters, Dolores (Harold) Spillers

of Raleigh, N.C., Patricia Bright of Bloomington, IL, Judy Bacon of Tinley

Park, IL, Vivian Blazak of Sacramento, CA and Carol (Tom) Reichardt; two

brothers, Howard of Tinley Park, IL and John David (Lee) of Springfield, IL.

Friends are invited to call at the Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Ave.,

Hessville, IN, on Thursday 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at

the gravesite of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, 167th Street East of Ridgeland in

Tinley Par!

k, Illinois, on Friday, Februar

Sarah Boardman Baranowski

Sept. 5, 1932 - Jan. 31, 1999

Arizona /

Highland, IN

Sarah Boardman Baranowski, 66, of Bullhead City, AZ (a

resident for the past 10 years), formerly of Highland, IN, passed away Sunday,

January 31, 1999. She was the owner of Sarah's Catering in Griffith, IN for 15

years. Survived by husband, Robert and two sons, Robert and Mark Baranowski,

all of Arizona; three sisters, Helen Trosper of Griffith, IN, Goldie Boardman

and Rosetta (Gottfried) Riess, both of Hammond, IN; and many loving nieces and

nephews. Preceded in death by parents Clarence Ottis and Edna J. Boardman, one

sister, Dolly Hollis, two brothers, Fred and Lawrence Boardman. Sarah loved

life and loved to cook. She was the best cook there ever was and will be missed

by all of her family and friends. Diamond & Son Funeral Home, Arizona in charge

of arrangements. 520-763-5440.

Robert J. Benne

Lansing, IL

Robert J. Benne, 77, of Lansing,IL passed away

Wednesday, February 3,1999. He is survived by his wife, Bernice; three

children, Robert A (Carlene), William (Martes), and Janice (William) DeWitt;

eight grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; three sisters inlaw, Joanna

Griffin, Marilyn Dust, and June Benne; he was preceded in death by one brother,

Larry, and one sister, Loretta an great granddaughter, Faith Bonham.


services will be held on Satuday, February 6,1999, at 11 a.m. fromthe St.John

Ev. Lutheran Church,Lansing, Burial,Oak Glen Cemetery. Friends may call at the

Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home,3227 Ridge Road,Lansing, on Friday from 2 to 9


Mr.Benne was a veteran of World War II, he was retired from Amoco Oil

Refinery in Whiting and was a member of the St.John Dart League and Sunday

Night Mixed Bowling League. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to

St.John Lutheran Church or to the family.

Chianti B. Campbell

East Chicago, IN

Chianti B. Campbell, 19, of East

Chicago passed away January 31,1999, at St.Catherine Hospital. He is survived

by his father, Connes; mother Charlene Sullivan;step mother Patricia Campbell;

two sisters, Tameka English of East Chicago and Michelle Jackson of Chicago,

IL; two brothers; grandmother, Mildred Wheeler of Gary, ; step sisters, Alice

Smith of East Chicago and Suzanne Pezewoznik of East Chicago; step brothers,

Jamie Pezewoznik of East Chicago, Stanley Pezewoznik of Michigan; numerous

nieces and nephews. a host of aunts and uncles.

Funeeral services will be held

Saturday, February 6,1999, at 10 a.m. with chapel service conducted by Rev.

Willie Nelson . Interment, Burr Oak Cemetery, Alsip, Illinois. Visitation will

be Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prusiecki Funeral Home, 3831 Main Street,

East Chicago,

Chianti attended Central High School in East Chicago.

Cody Thomas Bracken

Doylestown, PA

Cody Thomas Bracken, 2, of Doylestown,

PA passed away February 1,1999. He is survived by his parents, Robert and

Valerie Bracken; sisters, Kelsey and Haley, all of Doylestown; paternal

grandmother, Betty Bracken of Hobart; maternal grandparents, Richard and Marion

Leman of Granada Hills, CA; several aunts, uncles and numerous cousins.

Private services will be held Friday, February 5, 1999, at 1 p.m. with

cremation to follow in Doylestown,PA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be

given to the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, P.O. Box 115,

Monroeville, PA 15146.

Wilburn Lloyd Easley

Wisconsin / New Elliott

Wilburn Lloyd Easley, 84, of

Burlington, Wisconsin, formerly of New Elliott where he lived for 37 years,

passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 1999. Survived by wife Thelma, beloved wife

of 58 years; one son, Newell (Debbie) Easley of Burlington, WI; one daughter,

Nancy (Ron) Schulte of Zionsville, IN; five grandchildren: Scott (Marie)

Easley of Vancouver B.C, Ryanne Easley of Burlington, WI, Todd (Julie) Schulte

of Fishers, IN, Ryan (Leanne) Schulte of Zionsville, IN; two great

grandchildren; Ryanne Marie Easley of Vancouver, B.C. and Kyle Schulte of

Fishers, IN, also survived by additional grandchildren, Cory and Kelly Butrym

and great grandchildren, Madison and Justin Easley and Eddie Endl; one sister,

Mae Frye of Salem, IL; three brothers-in-law, Dwight Easley of Lake Geneva, WI,

Charles (Betty) Easley of Boulder, CO and Lloyd N. (Annie) Easley of La Raincy

France; one sister-in-law, Oneta Stevenson of Chesterfield, MO; thr!

ee aunts, and several nieces an

Cleo Eklund


Cleo Eklund, 91, of Merrillville, IN passed

away at Methodist Hospital Southlake Campus, Tuesday, February 2,1999.

Preceded in death by husband, Edwin E. Eklund. Survived by one son, Peter E.

(Irene) Eklund of Merrillville;

two granddaughters, Linda (David) Washington of

Edmond, OK and Pamela (David) Jones of Round Lake Park,IL; two great

granddaughters, Kaley and Tori Washington.

Funeral service Friday, February 5,

1999, 10 a.m. at the Geisen Funeral Home,7905 Broadway, Merrillville, with

Rev. David G. Nowak officiating. Burial, Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Joseph L. Farkas


Joseph L. Farkas, 70, passed away Tuesday in his

Munster home. Survived by loving wife, Harriet (nee Bard); sons, Steven (Kelly)

of Hammond and Jeffrey; daughter, Beth; two granddaughters, Aren and Abby;

sister, Irene Grossman and brother, Alexander (Ica) Farkas, both of Toronto,

Canada; sisters-in-law, Barbara Bard of Munster and Geraldine Bard of Buffalo,

N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Leopold and

Clara Farkas and brothers, William, Bela and Laslo.

Funeral services will be

held Thursday, February 4, 1999 at 11 a.m.from the Burns-Kish Funeral Home,

8415 Calumet Ave., Munster, IN. Interment, Beth El Cemetery, Portage, IN.

Visitation will be on Thursday one hour prior to service.

Joseph Farkas was a

survivor of Auschwitz, and immigrated to this country from Romania in 1949. He

was employed for many years in the family auto parts business. He was a member

of Congregation Beth Israel and an active participant in t!

he morning minyon and the Adult

Pat E. Farley

Gary, IN

Pat E. Farley, 50, of Gary, IN passed away

Wednesday, February 3,1999. Survived by his wife, Linda (nee Webb); two

daughers, Melinda (Michael) Adams of Gary and Susan (Jason) Gray of San Diego,

cA; four grandchildren, Cody Modglin, Christian and Mcgwire Adams, and Tyler

Gray; parents, Estelle and James P. Perry; of Kosciusko, MISS; grandmother,

Josie Busbin; of Durant, MISS; one brother Richard Perry of Durant MISS;

uncle,John (Ann) Brown of Demotte, IN; several nieces and nephews.


servcice will be held 8 pm Thursday February 4,1999, at Kuiper Funeral Home,

with Rev.James Heard officiating. Friends are invited to meet with the famiily

on Thursday from 4 to 8 pm at the Kuiper Funral Home, 9039 Kleinam Road,(2

blocks south of Ridge Rroad,) Highland.. Additonal visitation and funeral

services will be held in Kosciusko, MISS.

Mr. Farley was employed as a

correctional officer with the Lake County Sheriffs Police with 15 years of

service. He wa!

s Deputy Director of the Gary

James M. Flaherty

Crown Point,IN

James M. Flaherty, 50, of Crown Point,IN

passed away Wednesday, February 3,1999, at St.Anthony Medical Center. Survived

by wife, Barbara; two sons, Brian of Cedar Lake and Patrick at home; mother,

Evelyn Flaherty of Crown Point; three brothers, John of Whiting, Thomas (Katie)

of Virginia and Timothy (Shirley) of LA.

Funeral service will be held

Saturday, February 6,1999, at 9:30 am at the Geisen Funeral Home, 10 am at

St.Mary Catholic Church with Father Robert Naglich officiating. Burial,

Maplewood Cemetery, Crown Point. Friends may call at the Geisen Funeral

Home,109 North East Street, Crown Point, on Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Virgil services Friday at 3 p.m.

Mr. Flaherty was a member of St. Mary

Catholic Church and was employed at the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad. In lieu

of flowers, the family prefers memorials to be given to the St. Clare Clinic,

1000 S. Court Street, Crown Point. IN, 46307. Information 219-663-2500.

John H. Fuss

Lansing, IL

John H. Fuss, 86, late of Lansing, IL. Beloved

husband of the late Bernice; Loving father of Irvin (Donna Mae) and Carol

(William) Lathrop; Loving grandfather of Louise, Mark (Janeen), Dawn, Kevin,

Amy and Jennifer (Jerry); Great grandfather of William and Dakota.


Friday 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 9 a.m. from Drumm Funeral Home 1200 East

162nd St., (1 block west of the Calumet Expressway on US 6 (159th St.), South

Holland, IL. Mass 10 a.m. at St. Andrew the Apostle Church. Interment at Holy

Cross Cemetery. 708-333-0011.

Dusan Galic


Dusan Galic, 78, of Merrillville, Indiana,

passed away on Monday, February 1, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Zorka;

son, Spiro (Slavka) Galic of Merrillville; grandson, Aleksander and Dusan;

sister, Bosiljka Galic of Merrillville; sister-in-law, Danka Galic of

Merrillville; nephews, Dusan and Spiro Galic of Merrillville; brother-in-law,

Milojko (Dragica) Galic and family of Florida; sisters-in-law, Stana Galic and

Tamara Galic and families; niece, Vesa Wolanyk and family; cousins, Milos

Gasic, Svetko Gasic, Ilija Gasic, Anica Karagic, Mirko Balac and Mara Gasic and

families; nephew, Spiro Galic and family; numerous Cousins, Kumovi, and

Friends in the United States, Canada, England, Australia and Yugoslavia.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, February 5, 1999 at 10 A.M. at the St.

George Serbian Orthodox Church of Schererville, Indiana with the V. Rev. George

Lazich officiating. At rest, Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. Friend!

s are invited to call on Thursd

Ethel Lee Harrell


Ethel Lee Harrell, 50, departed this life for

a better place on Sunday, January 31, 1999 at St. Margaret Hospital (Hammond,

IN.). She was a faithful member of New Community Baptist Church (Hammond, IN).

She leaves to cherish loving memories her beloved husband, W.C. Harrell.

Children, Alvin Jr., Dwayne, Catherine, Yolanda and Cherisse. Son-in-law,

Rodney. Daughter-in-law Karla. Mother, Ola Mae. Mother-in-law, Ellen.

Grandmother A.V. Six sisters, Birdie, Annie, Sheila, Renee, Gladys and Linda;

Six brothers, Willie, Thomas, Michael, Guy, Freddie and Chris. Five

brothers-in-law, Robert, Allen, John, Donell and C.L. Sr. Four sisters-in-law,

Anita, Sarah, Vera and Voncille, Aunt Geneva. 16 grandchildren and a host of

nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation Thursday, February 4, 1999

from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel, 2959 W. 11th Ave., Gary, IN.

Funeral services Friday, February 5, 1999 at 11 A.M. at the New Community

Baptist C!

hurch, 5461 Calumet Ave., Hammo

Raymond C. Hardesty

Lansing, IL

Raymond C. Hardesty, 53, of Lansing,

Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 1999. He is survived by his wife,

Sharon; three children, Cheryl, Eileen and Brian; two step-brothers, Gilbert

(Joan) Van Kell of Buffalo Grove, IL and Kenneth Van Kell of Bolingbrook, IL;

seven nieces and nephews: Stephen Van Kell, Laura Mueller, Daniel Van Kell,

Jennifer Boyd, Kenneth Van Kell, William Pekara and Katherine Pekara.


services will be held on Friday, February 5, 1999 at 8:30 a.m. from the

Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, IL to St. Ann Church

for Mass at 9 a.m. Cremation will follow. Friends may call at the funeral home

on Thursday 2 to 9 p.m.


Robert W. Keilman


Robert W. Keilman, 62, of Hammond, IN,

passed away Saturday, January 30, 1999. He is survived by one daughter, Lisa M.

Keilman of Hessville, IN; five sons, Tom (Mary) of Hessville, IN., Anthony of

Hessville, IN, Mark (Rose) of East Chicago, IN, Tim of East Chicago, IN and

Mike of Hessville, IN; 11 grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Pisarski of

Matteson, IL; three brothers, Leonard (Dorothy) of East Chicago, IN, Joseph

(Joyce) of Lynwood, IL and John (Connie) of Hessville, IN; two sisters-in-law,

Ann Keilman of Cedar Lake, IN and Myrtle Keilman of Hessville, IN; numerous

nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia M. Keilman in 1991

and two brothers, Urban and Henry Keilman.

Funeral services will be held

Thursday, February 4, 1999 at 9:15 A.M. from LaHayne Funeral Home, 5746 Hohman

Ave., Hammond, IN and 10 A.M. Mass at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Hammond,

IN. Burial at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN. Fri!

ends may call at the funeral ho

Jacquelyn W. Lockard

Hegewisch, IL

Jacquelyn W. Lockard, 60, late of

Hegewisch, Illinois passed away Tuesday February 2, 199 at Northwestern

Memorial Hospital, Chicago. Survived by three sons, Charles (C.C.D.S.), Daniel

(C.P.D.) (Joanne) and Ralph Lockard; one daughter, Lisa Lockard; grandmother of

two. Preceded in death by husband Ralph and one sister, Dorothy Esposito.

Services will be held Friday, February 5, 10 a.m. at the Opyt Funeral Home,

13350 Baltimore Ave., Hegewisch, IL. Interment at Cedar Park Cemetery.

Visitation Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m.

Mrs. Lockard was a member of St. Petri

Church (East Side); employee of Aramark Food Service and retired from Chicago

Board of Education as a Food Service Manager after 30 years of service. St.

Jude's League prayer Thursday 7 p.m.

Rose Lorenzi

(nee Chlebek)

Cedar Lake,IN

Rose Lorenzi, 90, of Cedar

Lake,IN, passed away February 3, 1999, at Munster Community Hospital. Wife of

the late Albert; mother of Ronald; grandmother of Mark (Alona), Greg (Jeanna),

and Neal Lorenzi; great grandmother of Michael and Rachel; sister of the late

Andrew, Stanley and John Chlebek.

Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530

West 14th Street,(US 30, 3 blocks east of Western Avenue), Chicago Heights,IL.

on Friday 2 pm to 9 pm. Visitation on Saturday, 8 am to 9 am at the chapel,

300 East 115th Street, Chicago. Mass 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St.Anthony Church,

11533 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago. Entombment,Holy Cross Cemetery. Calumet

City, IL. 708-481-9230 or 773-785-2030.

Rose had been a Cedar Lake resident

for the past 27 years. Formerly a longtime Riverdale, Illinois, resident. She

and her husband, Al, had been the owners of Al and Roses Tavern in Riverdale

from 1938 to 1960.

Leonard Manyek


Leonard Manyek, 61, of Lansing,IL, passed away

Tuesday, February 2,1999. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; one son,Peter

(Kim) of Highland,IN; one daughter, Mary (Michael) Pochordo of Orland Park, IL;

three grandchildren; Thomas, Christopher and Patrick; he was preceded in death

by his parents,Paul and Eileen and step father, Roy Minx

Funeral service will

be held Saturday, at the Schroeder Lauer Funeral Home,3227 Ridge Road, Lansing

to Our Lady of Knock Church for Mass at 10 a.m. Burial, Holy Cross Cemetery,

Calumet City. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2 to 5 and 7

to 9 p.m.

Mr. Manyek was the former Director of Engineering for Triax and

Abex Corporation Stanray Products Division. In lieu of flowers meorials may be

made to Cancer Research.

Maria DeJesus Martinez

East Chicago,IN

Maria DeJesus Martinez, 77 of East

Chicago,IN passed away Tuesday, February 2 1999, at Community Hospital in

Munster. She is survived by eight children; Salvador (Sofia) Sanchez of East

Chicago, Stella Martinez of East Chicago, Lupe Martinez of New York, Juan

Martinez of Houston. TX, Jose Martinez of Hawaii, Maria (Andres) Moreno of

Crown Point, Juanita (John) Flores of Munster and George Martinez of Hammond;

one brother, Manuel (Rosa) Mosqueda of Joliet, IL; one sister, Josefina

(Sirilo) DeLeon of Joliet; 17 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; preceded

in death by husband, Indalecio Martinez, in 1984 and son, Ricardo Martinez in


Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 6,1999, 9:15 a m from

the Fife Funeral Home, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, and 10 a.m at Our

Lady Of Guadalupe Church in East Chicago with Rev. Diego Gettig C.PP.S

officiating. Burial Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary. Visitation at the Fife Funera!

l Home from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday

Sandra L. Millsap

(nee Mokos)


formerly East Hazelcrest


L.Millsap, 56, of Manteno,Illinois. Former wife of Gerald; loving mother of

Cindy (Charles) Hoffie and Susan (David) Cingrani Millsap; grandmother of

Charlie, Katie, and Krystle; dear sister of Doris Orel, Betty McKinley, Mary

Morris and Carol Fagen; loving aunt of many nieces and nephews.


Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral service Saturday, 11 a.m. at Drumm

Funeral Home, 1200 E. 162nd Street, (1 block west of the Calumet Expressway on

US 6 159th), South Holland,IL. Interment, Washington Memory Gardens.


Veronica E. Moscato


Crown Point / Chicago

Veronica E. Moscato

"Bonnie", 75, of Crown Point, IN, born and raised in Chicago, passed away on

Tuesday, February 2, 1999 at St. Anthony Medical Center. Survived by husband,

James; daughter, Michelle Moscato of Carmel, IN; son, James (Janet) of

Rochester, MI; grandchildren: Gina (Christopher) Good of Hobart, Michael

Moscato of Rochester, MI, Matthew Moscato of Los Angeles, CA; great grandson,

Nicholas Good; sisters, LaVerne Ellis of Oaklawn, IL and Elizabeth Brown of

LaPorte; and brothers, James and William Guettner of Lowell.

Funeral services

will be Thursday, February 4, 1999 at 9:30 a.m. at the Geisen Funeral Home and

10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church with Msgr. Don C. Grass officiating. Burial

at Maplewood Memorial Cemetery, Crown Point, Indiana. Friends may call at the

Geisen Funeral Home, 109 N. East Street, Crown Point, IN, on Wednesday 2 to 5

and 7 to 9 p.m. Vigil service at 4 p.m.

Mrs. Moscato was a membe!

r of St. Mary Catholic Church i

Margaret Ozimina


Margaret Ozimina, 76, of Munster, passed away

Sunday, January 31, 1999. She is survived by her loving husband, Michael,

brother, Edward (Mary) Demy of Munster; two nephews, David and John Demy; great

nieces and one great nephew. Preceded in death by parents, Michael and Anna


Funeral services will be Friday, February 5, 1999 at 10:30 A.M.

from the Solan Funeral Home for 11 A.M. Mass at St. Thomas More Catholic Church

with Father Richard Emerson officiating. At rest, St. Nicholas Cemetery,

Hammond. Friends may visit with the family Thursday from 2 to 7 p.m. at the

Solan Funeral Home, 7109 Calumet Avenue, Hammond. Prayer service Thursday at 2

p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Ozimina was a member of St. Thomas More

Catholic Church and assisted with communion at Munster Med-Inn, volunteer with

Meals on Wheels for St. Vincent DePaul Society, retired Physical Education

teacher for Hammond Schools with thirty-nine years of service; member of!

Lansing Country Club and India

Muriel L. Parks

(nee Ferrell)

Crown Point / Michigan

Muriel L. Parks (nee

Ferrell), 76, of Crown Point, formerly of Muskegon and Detroit, Michigan,

passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 1999. Survived by husband of 40 years,

Richard A. Parks; three sons, Richard J. (Carol L.) Parks of Valparaiso, Robert

S. (Kimberly A.) Parks of Ogden Dunes and William T. (Sarah C.) Parks of Lake

in the Hills, Illinois; eight grandchildren, Nick, Maeghan, Kelli, Brenna,

Quinn, Kate, Elizabeth and Michael; two sisters, Margaret Hansen of Grand

Rapids, MI and Patricia Bennett of Tecumseh, MI; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services Friday, February 5, 1999 at 11:15 a.m. at the Burns Funeral

Home, (corner of 101st & Broadway), Merrillville/Crown Point Chapel, to St.

Matthias Church, Crown Point, for Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon, Rev.

Terry J. Steffens officiating. Services will terminate at the church. Friends

may call at Burns Funeral Home on Thursday from 11 A.M. to 8 P.M. !

Contributions may be made to Cr

Barbara Patterson


Barbara Patterson, 53, of Hammond Indiana

went to her Eternal Rest after a short battle with cancer on Wednesday, Febuary

3, 1999. She is survived by her loving husband of 17 years, Larry; two sons,

Dominic Roger and Larry (Myra) Patterson JR.; Two daughters, Toni (Jeffery)

Winters and Brandi (fiance Kevin ) Roger, both of Hammond; one brother Daniel

Guillory of Louisville, KY; grandchildren, Jennifer,Alexandraa, Shelby, Amanda,

Joshua and Arron. preceded in death by one daughter, Terrie Roger.


prayers will be said at the Virgil Huber Funeral Home Saturday morning at 9:

15 a.m with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 am at St.Catherine of

Siena Catholic Church with Father Larry Kew celebrating. Burial will follow at

St.John Cemetery,Hammond. Visiation will be Friday 2 to 5 pm and 7 to 9 pm at

the Virgil Huber Funeral Home, 7051 Kennedy Avenue, Hammond.

Barbara was born

in Mineral Wells, TX, raised in Chicago where she atte!

nded school. She married Larry

Esther Shade

Crown Point,IN

Esther Shade, 92,of Crown Point, passed away

Monday, February 1,1999. Survived by daughter, Autumn (Virgil) Ludwig of Crown

Point; three grandchildren Timothy (Janet) Ludwig of Indianapolis, Terryl

(William) Beth Bish of Crown Point and Tracy (Matthew) Kelnhofer of Crown

Point; six great grandchildren; Jamie and Lindsay Ludwig, Corbin and Nolan

Bish, Joseph and Christopher Kelnhofer. Preceded in death in September, 1998 by

husband of 74 years Orvel. Mrs. Shade was a retired manager at Levine's Boston

Store and Bieker Construction Company. She was a past member of the Indiana

Trail Grange.

Private Memorial Services will be held Saturday, February 6,

1999, at 11 the Pruzin & Little Chapel, 811 East Franciscan Drive (on

State Road 55 South of State Road 231), Crown Point,with Rev.Thomas Norwalk

officiating. At rest, Calumet Park Cemetery. Visitation 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.


Walter J. Sprycha

Crown Point, IN/Calumet Park, IL

Walter J. Sprycha, 85,

formerly of Calumet Park, Illinois, a Crown Point resident for 20 years, passed

away at home on February 1, 1999. Survived by one son, Ronald (Lynn) Sprycha of

Crown Point; two daughters, Lori Sands of Crown Point and Phyllis (Louis)

Matykiewicz of Coal Valley, IL; 16 grandchildren; Colleen and Leslie Sands,

Steven, Jeffrey (Kari) and Suzanne Sprycha, Allen, Tom, Jim, Bill, Andy,

Michael, David, Mark and Ann Matykiewicz; one sister, Bernice Mysleviec of

Palos Heights, IL. Preceded in death by his wife Julia in 1989.


services Friday, February 5, 1999 at 9 a.m. from the Burns Funeral Home (corner

of 101st & Broadway), Merrillville/Crown Point Chapel to St. Elizabeth Ann

Seton Church, Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., Rev. David H. Gosnell

officiating. Interment at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. Friends may

call at the Burns Funeral Home on Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. Prayer servic!

es Thursday at 3 p.m.


Carolyn M. Stemper


Carolyn M. Stemper, 72, of Hammond, passed away

Tuesday, February 2, 1999. Survived by two sons, Richard (Barbara) Stemper and

Robert Stemper and one daughter, Dianne (Gerald) Bialas, all of Hammond; a

sister, Norma (Delbert) Creviston of Griffith; brother, Gilbert (Carol)

Campbell; grandchildren, Richard A. (Kathy) Orich, Richelle (Joe) Dutka, Ronald

J. Orich, Vince, Mark and Michael Stemper; great grandchildren, Kyle and Kara

Dutka, Kailey Orich and Alex Stemper; and her very dear pet Tasha. Preceded in

death by husband, Richard.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 5,

1999, 10 a.m. from the Virgil Huber Funeral Home, 7051 Kennedy Ave., Hessville,

IN, with Pastor John Snyder officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood

Cemetery, Hammond. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday evening

from 7 to 9 p.m.

Mrs. Stemper was born and raised in Hammond where she

graduated from Hammond High School, class of 1943. She was employe!

d by Goldblatt's for 20 years i

Alice J. Turner


Alice J. Turner, 82, passed away January 30,

1999. A Chicago resident for 57 years, formerly of Marianna, Arkansas. She

retired from the University of Chicago Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. She was a

member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Hammond, Indiana. Survived by daughter,

Artice W. Harmon of Chicago, IL; three brothers, Johnnie (Julia) Williams of

Hammond, IN, Robert (Jackie) Williams of Gary, IN and Preston Williams Jr. of

Hammond, IN; five sisters, Catherine (Jettie) Williams of East Perry,

Missouri, Betty (Bruce) Lewis and Maxine McClendon, both of Hammond, IN,

Barbara Williams of East Chicago, IN and Cherie (Jesse) Fletcher of Hammond,

IN; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services Saturday,

February 6, 1999, 11 A.M. at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1047 Kenwood St.,

Hammond, Pastor William Collins officiating. Interment, Concordia Cemetery,

Hammond. Visitation Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of service at the church.


trusted to Smith-Bizzell-Warner

Clifford L. Underwood, Jr.


Clifford L.Underwood,Jr. 64,

longtime resident of Indiana, retiring to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and

Wisconsin. Survived by wife, Sharon; mother, Eliabeth Underwood of Crown Point;

children,Sheri (Jim) Myers of North Carolina, Chrisie (Jack) Cable of

Roselawn,IN, Jeff Underwood of Minnesota, Karen (Tim) Grzych of Crown Point;

grandchildren, Rachel Myers,Jack, Jr. Jeremy and Jaclyn Cable, Alexa and

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