Obituaries

1996-09-05T00:00:00Z Obituaries nwitimes.com
September 05, 1996 12:00 am

Lucyle Ballard

Crown Point/Hammond

Lucyle Ballard, 89, of Crown Point, formerly of Hammond, passed away

Monday August 26, 1996. Survived by son, Dale Richard (Karen) Ballard of Crown

Point; three grandchildren: Jill, Eric and Beth Ballard. Preceded in death by

husband, Harry Dale Ballard.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 7, 1996 at the First

Presbyterian Church, 218 So. Court Street, Crown Point IN. at 11 a.m. with Rev.

Clinton Roberts officiating. At rest, Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville.

Friends may meet with the family an hour prior to the service at the church.

Cremation preceded the memorial service.

Mrs. Ballard was a retired cashier from Goldblatt's Department Store in

Hammond; a member of Knights of Pythias Sisters, East Circle and Centenary

United Methodist Church, Hammond. Memorials preferred to the First Presbyterian

Church or your favorite charity. Pruzin & Little Cremation and Funeral Service

in charge of arrangements.

Harold D. Botma

Lansing

Harold D. Botma, 66 of Lansing, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, September

3, 1996. Survived by wife, Marian (nee Schoon); children: Kevin (Pat) of

Lynwood, IL., Darlene (Michael) Free of Lansing, IL. and the late Dean;

grandchildren: Kaitlin and Colleen Botma, Allison, Derrick and Kendra Haan,

David Boersma; seven step-grandchildren; also, numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services Friday, September 6, 1996, 11 a.m. at First Christian

Reformed Church of Lansing, Illinois, 3642 Lake St., officiated by Pastor

Lester Van Essen. Visitation Thursday 2 to 9 p.m. at the Rosemoor Funeral Home,

17943 South Torrence Ave., Lansing, Illinois. Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Lansing, Illinois.

Mr. Botma was the owner of Calumet Commercial Services. Also organist,

Lifetime member and served as Deacon, Elder and Director of Music at the First

Christian Reformed Church of Lansing. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Lansing

Christian School Foundation or Resthaven Christian Services.

Jovan Djukic

Dolton, IL

Jovan Djukic, late of Dolton, Illiinois, passed away September 3, 1996.

Beloved husband of Vera; loving father of Bosko, Nick, Peter (Stacy), Mildred

(James) Feidner; fond grandfather of Danny, Matthew, and Darren Feidner; also

survived by brothers, sister and other relatives in Canada and Yugoslavia.

Retired employee of Acme Steel Company; member of St. Michael's Seniors Club.

Funeral Friday at St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church. Will lie

in state at church from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m. Rev. Milos

Vesin officiating. Interment, Oak Hill Cemetery, Hammond, Indiana. Visitation

at the Kompare Funeral Home, 9858 S. Commercial Avenue, Thursday 2 to 9 p.m.

Pomen Service 7:00 P.M. 312-768-8800.

Mary M. Gulyassy

(nee Naughton)

Merrillville, IN

Mary M. Gulyassy, 70, of Merrillville,Indiana, passed away at St.Mary

Medical Center-Hobart Tuesday, Septmber 3, 1996. She is survived by her

daughter, Anne M. Gulyassy; two granddaughters, Margaret Mary "Maggie" and

Carrie Anne Horton, all of Alexandria, Virginia; brother, Francis J. (Dorothea)

Naughton of Chicago; sister in law and lifelong friend, Therese A. Naughton of

Palatine, Illinois; aunt, Bridget (late James) Coady of Merrillville; 18 nieces

and nephews; numerous grand nieces and nephews and cousins; preceded in death

by her husband,Nicholas S. Gulyassy M.D. parents John T. and Mary Naughton

(Carrabine) and brother, John J. Naughton.

Funeral service will be held Friday, September 6, 1996, at 10:15 a.m. at

Geisen Funeral Home, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville to Blessed Sacrament Church

for 11 a.m. Mass. Rev. Robert J.Tokarz officiating. Burial, All Saints

Cemetery, Des Plaines,Illinois. Friends may call Thursday 2 to 4 and 6 to 9

p.m. A prayer service will be offered Thursday at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers,

contributions may be made in her memory to the St.Mary Medical Center

Foundation, 1500 S.Lake Park Avenue, Hobart, IN 46342.

Mrs. Gulyassy enjoyed a long and distinguished career at St.Mary Medical

Center in Gary and Hobart. Beginning in 1961, she was affiliated with the

School of Nursing and subsequently served in a variety of positions, including

Associate Administrator at St.Mary Medical Center in Hobart. She also served on

various nursing and hospital administration committees. Since her retirement in

1990 she had served the Diocese of Gary on the Program Review, Planning and

Budget Committees. She also gave generously of her time as a volunteer at the

Diocesan Pastoral Center. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church, the

Rosary Sodality, and a long standing member of Altrusa of the Indiana Dunes, a

society of professional women.

Billy M. Jones

Highland

Billy M. Jones, 27, of Highland, passed away Monday, September 2, 1996.

Survived by wife, Carolyn; one daughter, Tara; parents: father, Kenny Jones of

Louisiana and mother, Diane Clough of Gary; several brothers and sisters;

parents-in-law, Richard and Sandy Golec of Highland.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 6, 1996, 10 a.m. at the

Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leroy Fassett officiating. Burial, Chapel

Lawn Cemetery, Schererville, IN. Friends may meet with the family Thursday 4 to

8 p.m. at Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (2 blks south of Ridge

Road), Highland, IN.

Billy was employed with Dietrich Industries in Hammond.

Julia Evelyn Kavalow

Portage, IN

Julia Evelyn Kovalow, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 1996. A resident

of Portage for the past 36 years, Mrs. Kavalow was a Speech and English Teacher

at Portage High School for 29 years. She retired in 1988. Born Julia McKinney

in New Haven, Connecticut on March 15, 1928; she graduated from Bethany College

in Bethany, West Virginia, and was a member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. Her

father, the Rev. Dr. William McKinney, was a minister of the Christian Church (

Disciples of Christ). Mrs. Kovalow was a member of First Christian Church (

Disciples of Christ) in Valparaiso since 1973. She is survived by her husband

of 40 years, Michael; three daughters, Karen (Rev. Dave ) Kovalow-St.John,

Cheryl (George) Girman, both of Valparaiso, IN and Michelle (Dave) Olson of

Angola, IN; seven grandchildren; one sister, Ann Payne of Indianapolis,IN.

Preceded in death by her granddaughter, Amy Olson.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 7, 1996, 12:30 PM at

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1507 Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso,

with her son-in-law, Rev. Dale Kovalow- St.John officiating. Burial, Calvary

Cemetery, Portage, Indiana. Friends may call Friday 2 to 8 pm at the Rees

Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, 5341 Central Avenue, Portage, IN 219-762-3013. In

lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse

Association of Porter County Mary E. Bartz Hospice.

Jessie Lindsay

"Bo"

East Chicago)),

IN

Jessie Lindsay, 63, of East Chicago, IN, passed away Monday, September 2,

1996, at St. Catherine Hospital. Survivors: one daughter, Tracy Lindsay; one

grandson, Steven Nash, both of East Chicago; one uncle, Z. L. (Ollie) Lindsay

of Hurtsboro, Alabama; one aunt, Rose Lindsay Thomas, of Hurtsboro, Alabama;

one brother in law, James Henderson, Sr. of East Chicago; four nephews; two

nieces, 11 great nephews; 11 great nieces; one great great niece; and a host of

other relatives and friends; preceded in death by sister, Buellah Henderson.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, September 7, 1996, 11 a.m. from

St.John AME Church, 4730 McCook Avenue, East Chicago, Rev. Harold Barnwell

officiating. Interment, Fern Oak Cemetery, Griffith. Friends may call Friday,

September 6th, at Hinton-Williams Funeral Home, 4859 Alexander Avenue, from 3

to 5 pm and St. John AME Church from 7 to 9 pm. Masonic Rites begin at 7:30

p.m.

Mr. Lindsay was retired from Union Tank Company after 33 years; he was in

charge of the Bus Ministry, member of the Usher Board, and Male Chorus and a

Trustee of St. John AME Church; a member of Lakeside Lodge #47 P.H.A. #32 .

Marjorie Mason

Lansing

Marjorie Mason, 69, of Lansing, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, September

3, 1996. Survived by her husband, Bruce; three sons, Barry (Elaine), Bradley

(Pamela) and Philip (Dorothy) Mason; one daughter, Freyja Mason; six

grandchildren: Jessica, Douglas, Geoffrey, Abigail, P.J. and Hannah.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 6, 1996 at 11 a.m. from

the St. John Lutheran Church in Lansing, Illinois with Rev. Gary Schmidtke and

Rev. Carl Noble officiating. Burial at Oak Glen Cemetery, Lansing, Illinois.

Friends may call at Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing,

IL.,Thursday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mrs. Mason was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and the St. John

Lutheran Braille Group; also a member of The Daughters of British Empire. In

lieu of flowers, contributions to St. John Lutheran Church or Trinity Ev.

Lutheran Church would be appreciated.

H. Delos "Doc" Mathew

Highland

H. Delos Mathew "Doc, 80, of Highland, IN. passed away Monday, September

2, 1996. Survived by wife, Anne; daughter, Christine (Robert) Pickell of

Plymouth, Indiana and son, Michael Mathew of Noblesville, Indiana; four

grandchildren: Ryan and Jason Pickell, Ashley and Amber Mathew; one brother,

Delbert "Deb" (Lolly) Mathew of Winterhaven, Florida; sister, Jeanette Potts of

St. Joseph, Michigan; nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by

brother, Byron Mathew and sister, Pauline Hamacher.

Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, September 5, 1996, 11 a.m. at St.

Augustine Church in Rensselaer, Indiana, with burial at Memory Gardens of

Rensselaer. Friends may call at the Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 2828 Highway

Ave., Highland, Indiana on Wednesday from 3 to 6 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Mathew was retired from Inland Steel; a veteran of World War II

stationed in England and was a member of the American Legion and the 40 and 8.

Larry E. Monroe

Crown Point

Larry E. Moore, 60, of Crown Point passed away Wednesday, September 4,

1996 at Christ Hospital, Oak Lawn, Illinois. Survived by wife, Sandra; two

sons, Daniel Fred (Patricia) Monroe of Beleville, Michigan and Darrin Monroe of

Crown Point; four daughters, Diane Monroe of Zimbabwe, Darlene (Josh) Rivera of

Bloomington, Indiana, Denise and Dana Monroe of Crown Point; one brother,

Virgil (Irene) Monroe of Crown Point; sister-in-law, Muriel Monroe of

Merrillville.

Mr. Monroe was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; was

currently employed at Allied Building Products in Blue Island, Illinois; was

a lifetime member of the Southlake Agricultural Historical Society; and was an

active 4-H leader in Crown Point; member of both the Calumet and the American

Rabbit Breeders Association. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church or the Lutheran Retirement Village.

Visitation and funeral services are pending at the Geisen Funeral Home,

Crown Point. 663-2500.

Doris E. Moseley

Highland

Doris E. Moseley, 77, of Highland, formerly of Hammond, went to her eternal

rest Wednesday, September 4, 1996. Survived by two daugthers, Nancy (John)

Guarnero of Highland and Linda (Steve) Skertich of St. John; two sons, Alan

(Jeanne) Moseley of Highland and David (Rosemary) Moseley of Schererville; 14

grandchildren, Ted, John, Keith, Renee, Michelle, Brian, Stacy, Steve, Todd,

Heather, Stephanie, Janelle, Kari and David; 10 great-grandchildren; two

brothers, Vern (Helen) Hepp of Angola, Indiana and Bud (Alma) Hepp of Hammond.

She was preceded in death by her husband Marlyn in 1983 and sister, Marian.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 7, 1996 at 10 a.m. from

the Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Avenue, Hessville with Rev. Patricia A.

Kirksey of the First United Methodist Church of Hammond officiating. Burial,

Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary. Friends are invited to call at the Bocken Funeral

Home on Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mrs. Moseley was a lifetime resident of the Calumet Area; was a graduate of

Hammond High School Class of 1937; and she enjoyed her summer home in Ontario

Canada.

Stasha C. Norrick

(Drumhiller)

Crown Point, IN

Stasha C. Norrick (Drumhiller) 62, of Crown Point, IN, passed away

Tuesday, September 3, 1996, at St. Anthony Medical Center. Survived by:

husband, Darwin; three sons, Darrell (Anna) Norrick of Muncie, Brian (Sue)

Norrick of Hebron and Terry Norrick of Crown Point; one daughter, Pamela (Paul)

Pettit of Hebron; six grandchildren, Heather, Mike, Lindsay Norrick, Sandy,

Don, Shiloh Pettit; brother, Stanley (Willena) Drumhiller of Cherokee Village,

AK; preceded in death by parents, Ora and Mary Drumhiller and brother, Arthur

Drumhiller.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 6, 1996, 10:30 AM at Geisen

Funeral Home, John P. Starr officiating. Burial, Maplewood Memorial Cemetery,

Crown Point, Indiana. Friends may call at the Geisen Funeral Home, 109 N. East

Street, Crown Point, Thursday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm.

Mrs.Norrick was born on November 18, 1933, in White Pidgeon, Michigan,

and was a 1952 graduate of Calumet High School.

Fern Opdahl

Hammond

Fern Opdahl, 78, of Hammond entered into her eternal life Monday,

September 2, 1996 at The Community Hospital, Munster, Indiana Survived by

daughter, Gail (Robert) Orr of Highland Indiana and Cheryl Graddy of Crete,

Illinois; two sisters, Ruby Strand of Comstock, Minnesota and Joyce Olson of

Jamestown, North Dakota; six grandchildren: Pamela (Danny) Knight, Timothy

(Lori) Orr, Kathleen (Timothy) Martin, Deborah (Mark) Mattews, Chad Grady and

Todd (Denise) Graddy; four great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her husband Arnie, brothers Carl and Palmer Wangrud and

sister, Mabel Cammack.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 5, 1996, 10:30 a.m. at

the C.J. Huber Funeral Home, 722 - 165th St., Hammond (one block west of

Calumet Ave.) with Rev. Paul Bretscher officiating. Burial at Elmwood Cemetery,

Hammond. Friends may call at the C.J. Huber Funeral Home Wednesday, September

4th, 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mrs. Opdahl was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Munster. She will

be missed by all that knew and loved her.

Anna Plesha

(nee Bogdan)

South Chicago

Anna Plesha (nee Bogdan), 98, late of South Chicago, beloved wife of the

late Frank; devoted and loving mother of John (Helen), Michael (Lorretta),

Frank (Jeanne), Nick (Randi), the late George (Florence),the late Joseph

Plesha, Rose (Michael) Nastav and Ann (Jerome) Carnavacciolo; dear grandmother

of 15; great-grandmother of 13; great great-grandmother of one.

Member of Sacred Heart Church Our Lady of Lords Alter and Rosary Society,

KSKJ and Our Lady of Bistricka #95 SWU.

Visitation Friday 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral service Saturday, September 7, 1996

at 8:45 a.m. from the Elmwood Chapel, 11200 S. Ewing Avenue, Chicago to Sacred

Heart Church. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. Interment, Holy Cross

Cemetery. 312-731-2749.

Lawrence Michael Podobinski

Lakes of Four Seasons

Lawrence Michael Podobinski, 50, of Lakes of the Four Seasons, (born

September 15, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois), passed away on Sunday, September 1,

1996. Larry was a lifetime member of the Crown Point Chapter D.A.V. and member

of American Legion Crown Point Post #20. He had served with the U.S. Coast

Guard during the Vietnam Conflict. Member of the National Kidney Foundation

Northwest Indiana Chapter and founder of the Dialysis Club of Northwest

Indiana; graduate of Whiting High School, Class of 1963 and attended St.

Joseph's College. Member of Indiana Standard-Bred Association, United States

Trotting Association, the Illinois Harness Men's Association and retired from

the R. T. French Company. He was preceded in death by his infant brother,

Nicholas Podobinski. Survived by wife, Donna (nee Dankovis) Podobinski;

children: Daniel and Jean Ann, at home; his father and mother, Walter and

Harriett (nee Lukowski) Podobinski of Whiting; one sister, Noel (Bob) Bubala

of Whiting; brother, Chuck (Mary Lou) Podobinski of Highland; sisters-in-law,

Cathy Askew of Chicago, IL. and Judy Blankenship of Schererville and Carol

(Tom) Magurany of Crown Point; brother-in-law, Mike (Sue) Dankovis of Hammond;

nephews, Rob Bubala, Jason and Michael Podobinski, Ross and Kyle Blankenship

and Paul Magurany; nieces, Jenny and Stephanie Askew.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 5, 1996, 11 a.m. at the

Burns Funeral Home, (conrer of 101st & Broadway), Merrillville/Crown Point

Chapel. Services will terminate at the funeral home with cremation following

at the Burns Funeral Home Crematory. Friends may call at the Burns Funeral

Home, Merrillville/Crown Point Chapel on Wednesday 2 to 9 p.m. D.A.V. service

will be held on Wednesday.

Lawrence Michael Podobinski

Lakes of Four Seasons

Lawrence Michael Podobinski, 50, of Lakes of the Four Seasons, (born

September 15, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois), passed away on Sunday, September 1,

1996. Larry was a lifetime member of the Crown Point Chapter D.A.V. and member

of American Legion Crown Point Post #20. He had served with the U.S. Coast

Guard during the Vietnam Conflict. Member of the National Kidney Foundation

Northwest Indiana Chapter and founder of the Dialysis Club of Northwest

Indiana; graduate of Whiting High School, Class of 1963 and attended St.

Joseph's College. Member of Indiana Standard-Bred Association, United States

Trotting Association, the Illinois Harness Men's Association and retired from

the R. T. French Company. He was preceded in death by his infant brother,

Nicholas Podobinski. Survived by wife, Donna (nee Dankovis) Podobinski;

children: Daniel and Jean Ann, at home; his father and mother, Walter and

Harriett (nee Lukowski) Podobinski of Whiting; one sister, Noel (Bob) Bubala

of Whiting; brother, Chuck (Mary Lou) Podobinski of Highland; sisters-in-law,

Cathy Askew of Chicago, IL. and Judy Blankenship of Schererville and Carol

(Tom) Magurany of Crown Point; brother-in-law, Mike (Sue) Dankovis of Hammond;

nephews, Rob Bubala, Jason and Michael Podobinski, Ross and Kyle Blankenship

and Paul Magurany; nieces, Jenny and Stephanie Askew.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 5, 1996, 11 a.m. at the

Burns Funeral Home, (conrer of 101st & Broadway), Merrillville/Crown Point

Chapel. Services will terminate at the funeral home with cremation following

at the Burns Funeral Home Crematory. Friends may call at the Burns Funeral

Home, Merrillville/Crown Point Chapel on Wednesday 2 to 9 p.m. D.A.V. service

will be held on Wednesday.

John E. Porras

Gary

John E. Porras, 27, of Gary, IN. passed away Monday, September 2, 1996.

Survived by wife, Barbara; three sons, Adam, John and Bryan; his mother,

Shirley Kanzler (nee Lovin); two brothers, David (Leslie) Kanzler and Jeff

(Lori) Kanzles and one sister, Shirleen Ward, all of Indiana.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 5, 1996, 12 noon at the

Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Moore officiating. Burial at Calumet

Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. Friends may meet with the family Wednesday 4

to 8 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (2 blks south of Ridge

Road), Highland,In.

John was employed at Eaglebrook Transport in Schererville.

Jacob A. Schoon

Florida/Highland

Jacob A. Schoon, 93, died July 27, 1996. He was born Nov. 8, 1902 in

Lake County, IN. and came to Bradenton Fl., from Highland, IN. He was a

supervisor in the metallurgical dept. of Republic Steel in Chicago. He was a

member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Bradenton and the Highland

Presbyterian Church. Survivors are wife, Agnes K.; son, Edward K. of Cortez;

two sisters, Henrietta Colosimo of San Diego and Margaret Krikshiunas of

Highland; two brothers, John A. of Highland and Milton W. of Janesville, WI.;

three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Highland Presbyterian Church in

Highland, Indiana, on Saturday September 7, 1996 at 11 a.m., with private

burial at the Munster Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Highland

Presbyterian Church.

Louise Sick

Crown Point/Hammond

Louise Sick, 90, of Crown Point, formerly of Hammond, passed away

Sunday, September 1, 1996. Survived by daughter, Caroline (Roger) Bitzer of

Flowery Branch, Georgia; two grandchildren, Stacey and Ryan Bitzer; sister,

Laura Walther of Ft. Wayne, IN. Preceded in death by husband Willi and son,

Mark.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 5, 1996, 11 a.m. at

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 250 So. Indiana Ave., Crown Point, IN.

with Rev. Lothar Thoelke officiating. Burial at Maplewood Memorial Cemetery,

Crown Point, IN. Friends may meet with the family on Thursday, an hour prior to

the service at the church.

Mrs. Sick was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and was a

former Lutheran School Teacher in Hammond. Pruzin & Little Funeral Service in

charge of arrangements.

Michael R. Simkus

"Goose"

Calumet City, IL

Michael R. Simkus, 19, of Calumet City, IL passed away September 3, 1996.

Survived by loving parents, Walter and Kathy; brother to Wally and Crissy; also

by many aunts,uncles, cousins, and trusted friends.

Funeral services Saturday, September 7, 1996, 10 am at the Rosemoor Funeral

Home, 17943 S. Torrence Avenue, Lansing, Illinois. Visitation Friday 2 to 9

pm. Interment, Oakland Memory Lanes, Dolton, Illinois. In lieu of flowers,

memorials to the Make a Wish Foundation of Northern, Illinois, 640 North

LaSalle Street, Suite 289, Chicago, Illinois, 60610 would be appreciated.

708-474-2404.

Vera F. Stanley

Lowell

Vera F. Stanley, 90, of Lowell, passed away at Lowell Healthcare Center

on Tuesday, September 3, 1996, after a long illness. She was born on March 29,

1906 in Fairbury, Illinois to Raymond R. and Lettie Powell. They moved to

Lowell, Indiana in 1916, where she spent all of her life. She married Cleo G.

Stanley in October of 1925. He preceded in her in death in 1983.

She is survived by one daughter, Cleone (Nick Sr.) Kasparian of Lowell; two

grandsons, Raymond (Noreen) Kasparian of Rensselaer, Indiana and Nick Jr.

(Mary) Kasparian of Lowell; four great-grandsons, Darren Kasparian of Saudi

Arabia, Nick Kasparian III of Lowell, Ronald and Erik Kasparian of Rensselaer,

Indiana; three nieces, Norma Ruley of Lowell, Edna Rae (Clayton) Wasserott of

Lowell and Beverly (Archie) Wieringa of Texas. She was preceded in death by her

parents, two brothers, Scott and Earl Powell and one sister, Edna Roberts and

one niece, Violet Powell.

Cremation at Oakland Memory Lanes, Dolton, Illinois. Burial of cremains at

Lowell Memorial Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements handled by Sheets

Funeral Home of Lowell, Indiana.

George W. Thomas, Sr.

Hammond, IN

George W. Thomas, Sr., 76, of Hammond, IN, passed away Tuesday, September

3, 1996. at St.Margaret Hospital in Hammond. Survivors; eight children James

Thomas, Walter Thomas, Daisy (Elder John) Andrews, Mary (Anthony) Protho,

Cynthia (Marc) Smith, all of Hammond, Barbara Marsh of Phoenix, Arizona, Hollis

(Catherine) Thomas of Indianapolis, Beulah Davis of Columbus, GA; one brother

Rozzel Thomas, Sr. of Columbus, GA; 32 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; a

host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; preceded in death by

wife, Clotee Thomas and son, George Thomas, Jr.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 6, 1996, at 11 am from Mt.

Zion Baptist Church, 1047 Kenwood Street, Hammond. Rev. A.R.Burns officiating.

Interment,Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Friends may call

Thursday, September 5th at Mt. Zion Baptist Church from 7 to 9 pm.

Mr. Thomas was retired from LaSalle Steel. Hinton Williams Funeral Home in

charge of arrangements.

Bruce Sterling Tipton

Crown Point

Bruce Sterling Tipton, 88, of Crown Point, Indiana, passed away Tuesday,

September 3, 1996 at St. Anthony Medical Center. Survived by wife, Hazel;

daughter-in-law, Betty Tipton; grandsons, David (Ricka) Tipton and Terry

Tipton; great grandchildren, Melissa, Megan, Matthew and Michael, all of

Florida; aunt, Maggie White of Missouri. Preceded in death by son Donald.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 5, 1996, 11 a.m. at First

United Methdist Church, 352 So. Main St., Crown Point., Rev. Ronald F. VerLee

officiating. Burial at Maplewood Memorial Cemetery, Crown Point Indiana.

Friends may call at the Geisen Funeral Home, 109 North East St., Crown Point,

Wednesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until

time of services.

Mr. Tipton was a member of the First United Methdoist Church of Crown

Point. He worked as a professional painter in Missouri before moving to Crown

Point. While in Crown Point he worked at Sowash's Grain Elevator for 8 years.

In 1944 he started Tipton's Market in Crown Point until his retirment in 1965.

After retirement he enjoyed working as a bus driver for the Crown Point School

System. Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church.

Elizabeth Trelo

Highland

Elizabeth Trelo, 89, of Highland, Indiana, passed away Monday, September

2, 1996. Survived by three sons, John (Yolanda) Trelo of Highland, Steve

(Donna) Trelo and Frank (Ada) Trelo, both of Canada; five grandchildren and

three great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 5, 1996, 9 a.m. at

the Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel and a Mass of Christian burial will be offered

at 9:30 a.m. at St. James Church, Highland, with Rev. Francis Lazar

officiating. Burial at Catholic Cemeteries, Hammond, IN. Friends are invited to

meet with the family on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home,

9039 Kleinman Road (2 blks south of Ridge Road), Highland, Indiana.

Mrs. Trelo was a member of St. James Church in Highland & former member of

Assumption Church in East Chicago. Prayer service Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Marie A. Victor

(nee Walters)

Calumet City, IL

Marie A. Victor (nee Walters) 81, a lifetime resident of Calumet City

passed away Tuesday, September 3, 1996. Survived by husband Alex A. Victor; two

sisters, Gertrude Grugel and Ruth Grugel; two brothers in law, John (Olga)

Victor and Leonard (Pat) Victor; sister in law, Bertha (late Walter) Flowers;

nephew, Richard (Mary) Frisk. as well as, many nieces and nephews; preceded in

death by her parents, Joseph and Agatha Walters.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 7th, 1996, 9am prayers

from Hennessy-Nowak Funeral Home, 400 Pulaski Road (154th Street), Calumet

City to St.Victor Church. Mass 9:30 am. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery.

Visitation, Friday 2 to 5 pm and 7 to 9 pm.

Mrs. Victor was a retired employee of Rand McNally and member of Rand

McNally 25 Year Retiree Club. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Calumet City

Paramedics would be appreciated.

Valentine Zawada

Hammond/East Chicago

Valentine Zawada, 86, of Hammond and formerly of East Chicago, passed

away Tuesday, September 3, 1996. Survived by his wife, Albany (nee Ladowicz);

three sons, Rev. Jerry Zawada of Milwaukee, David (Judie) Zawada of Munster and

Dan (Linda) Zawada of Elmhurst, IL.; two daughters Valerie (Tony) Lenzo of

Schererville and Diane (Fred) Price of Valparaiso; guardian of Joan (Jerry)

Meece of Gary and Debbie Adams of Schererville; one brother, Edward Zawada of

Hammond; two sisters-in-law, Sophie Ladowicz and Celia Zawada; 19

grandchildren, three great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 6, 1996, 9:30 a.m.

DIRECTLY at St. John Bosco Church with Rev. Stanley Dominik and Rev. Jerry

Zawada officiating. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL. Friends

may call at Lesniak Funeral Home for visitiaton Thursday, September 5th, 2 to 5

and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Zawada was a long time resident of Hammond and East Chicago; former

owner of Zawada's Meat Market in East Chicago and Val's Anchor Inn in Hammond.

Mr. Zawada was a member of the Lansing Sportsmen Club, Notre Dame 100 Club and

an avid Notre Dame Booster for the past 65 years, St. John Bosco Holy Name

Society, Fourth Degree member of Abraham Lincoln Knights of Columbus and Third

Degree Member of Knights of Columbus Msgr. Connolly Council #1700 who will

hold services at 7 pm Thursday; Moose Club and the Polish Roman Catholic

Union.

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