1999-11-26T00:00:00Z Obituaries
November 26, 1999 12:00 am

Evelyn M. Begley

(nee Brannon)

Calumet City,IL

Evelyn M. Begley, 74 of Calumet City, IL formerly of Burnside. Survived by

three sons, Ron, John (Barbara) and Stephen; two daughters, Linda (Robert)

Morandi and Peggy; nine grandchildren; sister, Betty

Weihunt; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband,

Jack, and 11 brothers and sisters.

Visitation Friday 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral service Saturday, November 27,1999,

8:15 a.m. from the Rosemoor Funeral Home,17943 Torrence Avenue,

Lansing, IL to St. Ann's Church, Lansing, IL. Mass 9 a.m. Cremation private.


Eugene Lowell Berg


Valparaiso, IN

Eugene Lowell Berg 71, of Valparaiso, passed away Wednesday,November 24,1999.

He was born November 22, 1928, in West

Bend, WI to David and Nora (Johnson) Berg. He was a US Army veteran and had

worked as an expeditor with U.S. Steel for 10 years and Bethlehem Steel for 13

years. A member of Heritage Lutheran Church, he was, also, active at Banta

Senior Center where he participated

on the bowling and billiard teams. He was a former Boy Scout and Indian Guides

leader and was past president of the PTA and former Sunday School teacher at

Immanuel Lutheran Church. He enjoyed woodworking and was considered a jack of

all trades. On December

29, 1951, he married Lorraine Cole who survives, along with eight children;

Jeanne (Randall) Earbart of Valparaiso, Cynthia Berg of Valparaiso, Rebecca

(Richard) Shellenberger of York Haven, PA, Annette Williams of Valapraiso, Paul

(Tonya) Berg of Peru, IN,

Mark (Judith) Berg of Columbia City,IN, Eric (Ellen) Berg of Westville and

Michelle Berg of Valparaiso and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by

his parents, a brother, Calvin, a sister, Shirley McDaniels and a grandchild.

Funeral service Saturday,

November 27, 1999, 1 p.m. at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso, IN, with the

Rev. Joseph Ostafinski officiating. Burial at Kimball Cemetery. Visitation

Friday 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor's


Cecilia C. (Siminski)



Cecilia C. (Siminski) Brady, 79, of Gary, departed her earthly life on

Wednesday, November 24, 1999. Survivors are three loving daughters, Mary Ann

(John) Bachich, Elaine (James) Lucas and Bonnie Modrowski, all of Merrillville;

10 grandchildren:

Robert, Kelli (John) McKinney, Eric, Gregory and Erin Bachich, Kris (Jim)

Major, Scott (Sherry) Barton, Mandy Lucas, Brian and Mark Modrowski; sisters,

Estelle (Ted) Olszewski of Washington State and Jane Skala of Gary; brother,

Benny (Mary) Siminski of Merrillville;

six great grandchildren, Devin, DeLanie and Max McKinney, Christina and Jamie

Major, Renee Martin. Preceded in death by husband, Stanley R. Brady.

Friends may call at the Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service, 6360 Broadway,

Merrillville, IN, from 2 to 8 p.m.

Friday. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 9:30 a.m.

at the Pruzin Brothers Chapel and 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church with Rev.

Stanley Milewski officiating. She will be laid to rest in Calumet Park

Cemetery, Merrillville, IN, by

her six grandsons, who will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Brady was a former member of Sacred Heart Church in Tolleston and

currently a member of Holy Family Church. A retired employee of the Anderson

Company, and a member of PRCUA. Rosary 3 p.m. Friday.


E. Burchett

Round Lake Beach, IL

Verna E. Burchett, 77, passed away on Sunday, November 21, 1999 at Condell

Medical Center, Libertyville. Verna was born in Paintsville, KY on June 26,

1922. She was a devout born again Christian and a member of the Full

Gospel Pentecostal Church in McHenry, IL. She leaves behind her sons: Bobby

(Maria) Burchett of Hammond, IN., Billy Lee (Carmen) Burchett Sr., of Wilmot,

WI, John Burchett of Antioch, IL, Don (Nancy Halcom) Burchett of Round Lake

Beach, IL. and James Burchett

Sr., of Round Lake Beach, IL; Her daughter, Patty (Larry) Howsam of Round Lake

Beach; Her grandchildren, Robby, Sherry, Ricky, Franky, Sarah, Billy Lee Jr.,

Brenda Lee, Lorrie, Gerry, Sarah, Jamie Hoffman, Melissa, James II, Tanya and

Matthew; 15 great-grandchildren:

Her brother, Junior Gibbs of Ironton, OH; Long time family friends: Bernard

Mergen, Margaret Smith, Carol Burchett and Carolyn Lewis and many other loving

friends and relatives. She was preceded in death by Robert Chester Burchett

Sr., who died on May 18,

1994, and Ronald E. Burchett who died on February 3 1995.

A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, November 29, 1999 at Strang

Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030.

Interment will immediately follow at Avon Centre

Cemetery, Grayslake. Family and friends may visit from 5 to 9 p.m. on both

Saturday, November 27th and Sunday, November 28th, at the funeral chapel. For

funeral information 847-223-8122.

Donald C. Buskey


Donald C. Buskey, 78, of Hessville,

passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at The Community Hospital, Munster.

Survived by daughter, Marlene (Tom) Allen of Schererville, IN; son, Donald

"Eric" Buskey of Dolton, IL; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November

27, 1999 at 12 Noon from the Bocken Funeral Home with Dr. Johnny Colsten, of

the First Baptist Church of Hammond, officiating. Burial at Chapel Hill Gardens

West, Elmhurst, Illinois. Friends are invited to call at the Bocken Funeral

Home, 7042 Kennedy Ave.,

Hessville, Indiana, on Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Buskey was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. He retired in 1982 after 26

years as a truck driver for Roger-Cartage, and was a member of the American


Ruth D. Canaday

Hessville, IN

Ruth D. Canaday, 72, of Hessville, passed away Tuesday, November 23,1999, at

the Community Hospital, Munster. Survived by her husband of 52 years, Henry;

four children, Wayne (Jeannie) Canaday of Bloomsdale, MO, Judy (Alan) Anderson

of Hessville, Gary (Kim)

Canaday of Gary, Donna (Richard) Potchen of Hessville; 12 grandchildren; 5

great grandchildren; three brothers, Archie (Beverly) Fisher of Hammond, Bob

Fisher of Highland and Oliver (Juanita) Fisher of Knox, IN; numerous nieces and


Funeral service

will be held Saturday, November 27, at 10 a.m. from the Bocken Funeral Home

with Rev. Raymond Bocken officiating. Burial, Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens,

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

Kennedy Avenue, Hessville on

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

Mrs. Canaday was a resident of the Calumet area for 47 years and she formerly

attended the Hessville Assembly of God Church.

Steven Mitchell Cooper

East Chicago

Steven Mitchell Cooper, 45, of East Chicago, IN,

died Monday, November 22, 1999. Survived by wife, Laurette Cooper; Sons, Steven

Cooper Jr. and Daniel Cooper; Daughter, Stephena Cooper; Stepson, Erik

Williamson; Father, David M. Cooper, Sr.; Brother., David M Cooper, Jr.;

Sister, Debbie Cooper; Brother-in-law,

Allen Cosey; Two nieces: Danielle and Josette. Preceded in death by mother,

Dorothy Bartlette. Employed by St. Joseph's Home for Boys, formerly known as

Carmelite Home for Boys.

Funeral services Saturday, November 27, 1999 at Living Water Baptist Church,

6511 Jefferson St., Hammond, IN. Interment at Concordia Cemetery, Hammond, IN.

Visitation Friday, November 26, 1999 from 1 to 6 p.m., family hour 6 to 7 p.m.,

at Divinity Funeral Home, 3820 Pulaski St., East Chicago, IN., with Rev.

Douglas Montgomery officiating.

Pastor Donald R. Cook Sr., Hudson Funeral Home, in charge of arrangements.



Victor F. Gallegos

East Chicago

Victor F. Gallegos, 69, of East Chicago passed away Tuesday, November 23,

1999 at St. Catherine Hospital. He is survived

by his ex-wife, Barbara Gallegos Bushman; four children, Greg and Steven

Gallegos, Sabrina Pendelton and Christopher Gallegos; five grandchildren, Drew

and Shane Pendelton, Sara and Megan Nelson and Novalita Eubanks; one sister,

Margaret Gallegos; nephew,

Ralph (Shirley) Yniguez, and Frank and Mike Whitmarsh.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 27, 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, Rev.

Diego Gettig, C.PP. S. officiating. Burial, Mt. Mercy Cemetery, Gary.

Visitation at the Fife Funeral Home will be from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Victor retired from Blaw Knox Company; member of Our Lady of Guadalupe, US

Navy veteran and a lifelong

resident of East Chicago.

Ruby Wheeler Hein

Georgia/Florida/Crown Point, IN

Ruby Wheeler Hein, 92, of Roswell, Georgia, formerly of Crown Point, Indiana

and Florida, passed away on Monday, November 22, 1999 at North Fulton Regional

Hospital, Georgia.

She is survived by son, Wayne Evans, two step-sons, Robert Hein and Kenneth

Hein, 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by

her husband, Willard Hein and daughter, Delores Noland and son, Donald Evans.

Funeral services will

be Saturday, November 27, 1999 with 9:30 a.m. at the Geisen Funeral Home,

Crown Point, IN, and 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church, Crown Point, IN. Burial at St.

Mary's Cemetery, Crown Point, IN. Friends may visit with the family on Friday

from 5 to 8 p.m. at the

Geisen Funeral Home, 109 North East Street, Crown Point, Indiana.

Mrs. Hein raised three children on her own through the depression as she

worked as an office manager of the credit union. She married Willard Hein,

raised two additional sons and assisted

Willard in growing the Commercial Bank of Crown Point. Mrs. Hein retired to

Florida for 20 years during which time Willard passed away. She then moved to

the Atlanta area in 1998. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the

American Cancer Society.

For information call 219-663-2500.


Edward G. "Jerry" "Eggy" Jabaay


October 22, 1934-November 23, 1999

Edward G. Jabaay, 65, of Lansing, IL passed away and went to be with his Lord

and Savior on Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at the Community

Hospital in Munster, IN. He is survived by his wife, Verna (nee Witvoet); three

sons, Ronald (Laurel) Jabaay of South Holland, IL, Howard (Carlene) Jabaay of

Crete, IL and Steven (Terri) Jabaay of Highland, IN; one daughter, Gwen (Keith)

Sikkema of Middleville,

MI; 10 grandchildren; mother-in-law, Gertrude (the late Frank) Witvoet of South

Holland, IL; five brothers, William (Ida) Jabaay of St. Cloud, FL, Wayne

(Juanita) Jabaay of Beverly Hills, FL, Alvin (Sharon) Jabaay of South Holland,

IL, Charles (Sandra) Jabaay

of Beecher, IL and Mervin (Billie) Jabaay of Lansing, IL; three sisters,

Shirley (Charles) Emerick of Thornton, IL, Darlene (the late Keith) Glaze of

Thornton, IL and Cheryl (Tim) Mergenthaler of Kouts, IN. Preceded in death by

three brothers, the late Robert

(Alice) Jabaay of Thornton, IL, the late Verlyn (Edith (Richard) Panozzo)

Jabaay of Midlothian, IL and the late Jack (Lenore (Don) DeYoung) Jabaay of

South Holland, IL.

Funeral services Saturday, November 27, 1999, 11 a.m. at the Crete Reformed

Church (Rt.

394 and Exchange Rd., Crete, IL) with services conducted by Rev. Mark

Prestriedge. Interment, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Lansing, IL. Visitation Friday 2 to

9 p.m. at the Smits, DeYoung-Vroegh Funeral Home, 649 E. 162nd St. (Rt. 6)

South Holland, IL.

Mr. Jabaay

was an Army Veteran; member of the Crete Reformed Church and was employed by

Chicago Disposal for 13 years. Previously he was also employed with Material

Service and Thornton Cartage. Memorials may be given to Crete Reformed Church,

24755 S. Country Lane,

Crete, IL 60417. Info 708-333-7000.


John B. Kisala


John B. Kisala, 81, late of Hegewisch entered into eternal life on Monday,

November 22, 1999. Preceded in death by his wife, Lottie. Dear brother of

Bernice Kisala, Josephine (late

Joseph) Kuc, late Michael (late Marie) Kisala, Louis (Estelle) Kisala, Helen

(late Karl) Kokot, Ann (Charles) Shellito; many nieces and nephews.

Visitation Saturday 10:30 a.m. until time of service 11:30 a.m. at the

Sadowski Funeral Home, 13300 S. Houston

Ave., Hegewisch, IL. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mr. Kisala was a World War II Army Veteran. 773-646-1666.

Martha Luella Lund

Wheatfield / Valparaiso

Martha Luella Lund, 81, of Wheatfield, passed away Wednesday, November 24,

1999 at Rensselaer

Care Center, Rensselaer. Born May 23, 1918 in Anderson, Indiana, the daughter

of Jacob and Anna (Weasel) Eckert. Martha was a Wheatfield resident for 23

years also having lived in Valparaiso. On August 31, 1940 in Fort Wayne, IN,

she married Oscar Leonard

Lund. He preceded her in death on February 14, 1999. Martha wa a homemaker, a

member of Sorrowful Mother Catholic Church and Midwest Saddle Club. Survivors

are one son, Leonard (Katherine) Lund of Valparaiso; one daughter, Madalyn

Butler of Wheatfield; four

grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and one sister, Margaret Bloomer of

Anderson. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, John, two sister

and two brothers.

Friends may call Saturday, November 27, 1999 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Family

Service Funeral

Home, Miller K-V Chapel, Sculley Square, Wheatfield. Funeral services will be

held Saturday evening, November 27th, at 7 p.m. at the chapel with Father Paul

R. Wicklum officiating. Following the services, according to her wishes,

Martha's body will be donated

to Medical Science. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or

Donor's Choice.

Thomas S. Malciauskas

Lansing/Calumet City

Thomas S. Malciauskas, 46, late of Lansing, IL, formerly of Calumet City, IL,

passed away Tuesday, November 23, 1999.

He is survived by two sisters, Dalia Malciauskas and Palmira (David) Schappi;

nephew, Jeffrey Schappi and many cousins.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 27, 1999, 9:30 a.m. prayers

from Hennessy-Nowak Funeral Home, 400 Pulaski Rd. (154th

St.), Calumet City, IL to St. Andrew the Apostle Church. Mass 10 a.m.

Interment, St. Casimir Cemetery. Visitation Friday 2 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Malciauskas was partner with the law firm of Hinshaw and Culbertson in

Chicago and a former Assistant Attorney General

for the State of Illinois. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and

Sciences at the University of Illinois - Champaign and his J.D. from Loyola

University School of Law. He authored various articles for the law school

publications. Mr. Malciauskas

was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the

University of Illinois, Phi Eta Sigma Fraternity, the Chicago Bar Association

and the American Bar Association, among other organizations.


Victor M. Malis

Crown Point,IN

Victor M. Malis, 87, of the Chicagoland Christian Village in Crown Point

passed away Tuesday,November 23, 1999. He was a US Army Veteran of World War

II stationed in the Southern Phillipines, Luzon New Guinea. Received Four

Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Ribbon

and a Purple Heart. He was in the Civilian Conservative Corps (CCC). Member of

the Gary CY, Gary Sportsmans Club, worked at U.S. Steel,retired from Inland

Steel, was a founding member of the United Steelworkers Organizational

Committee and union organizer.

Preceded in death by wife, Anne K. (nee Kessler) July 1,1978, three brothers,

George, Willard, Albert Malis. Survived by daughter, Peggy (Ernie) Gilliam of

Crestwood, KY; two sons, Victor J. (Sheila) Malis of Merrillville and George B.

(Phyllis) Malis of

Hebron; seven grandchildren, Jason, Sarah, Michael, Kenneth, Kyle, Jessica and

Zachary; two great granddaughters, Cirsten and Destiney; two brothers, Walter

Malis and Chris (Frances) Malis, both of Merrillville; two sisters in law,

Helen Radavan Malis of

Schererville and Gizella Oppegaard of Phoenix, AZ.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 27, at 10 a.m. at the

Stilinovich & Wiatrolik Funeral Home,7535 Taft Street, Merrillville with Rev.

Thomas Norwalk officiating Burial Ridgelawn Cemetery.

Visitation Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the

American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Rhoda Manushaw

Gary, IN

Rhoda Manushaw, 72, of Gary, IN passed away Tuesday,November 23,1999. Rhoda

was formerly employed as a bookkeeper

at Peltz Cosntruction Company in Miller. She was a member of Temple Israel in

Miller and of the Sisterhood of Temple Israel. She was preceded in death by her

husband, Alexander J. Manushaw on October 18, 1997. Survivors: four children,

Bruce Manushaw of

San Francisco, CA, Susan (Bill) Willfond of Ogden Dunes, IN, Michael Manushaw

of Alameda CA, and Jack (Lori) Manushaw of Hobart, IN; one brother, Herbert

Berman, of Chicago; brother in law, Richard Manushaw, of Youngstown, OH; two

grandchildren, Adam and


Funeral services Friday, November 26, 1999, at 1 o'clock p.m. at Burns Funeral

Home, (Hobart) Corner of Rt. 51 and 7th St. Rabbi Stanley Halpern officiating.

Interment, Temple Israel Cemetery in Portage. Friends may call at Burns Funeral

Home on

Friday from 9a.m. till 1 pm (time of service.)

Barbara Newton


Barbara Newton, 98, of the Miller section of Gary passed away Tuesday,

November 23, 1999. She was born December 11, 1900 in Durham, England. Mrs.

Newton was a Gary resident for 63 years.

She is survived by one daughter, Iris (Russell) Larson of Gary and one son,

John (Peggy) Newton of Portage; son-in-law, Vincent Macchia of California;

seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild;

many nieces and nephews. She

was preceded in death by husband, John Newton; daughter, Linda Macchia;

grandchild, Vincent and great-grandchildren, Andrea.

Private funeral services will be held Saturday, November 27, 1999 with Rev.

Dr. Stephen M. Panko of the Chapel of the Dunes officiating.

Burial, Calvary Cemetery, Portage. Visitation will be Friday, November 26, 1999

from 4 to 8 p.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, 5341 Central Ave.,

Portage. 219-762-3013.

Jacqueline J. Parent

Valparaiso / Hobart

Jacqueline J. Parent, age 52, of

Valparaiso, passed away Tuesday, November 23, 1999. Jacqueline had been a

Valparaiso resident for the past 15 years, formerly of Hobart. Bethlehem Steel

Employee with 32 years of service. She is survived by her mother, Helen;

brother, Eugene J. (Patricia)

Parent of Valparaiso; three sisters, Cydney (Ron) Knight of Valparaiso, Phyllis

(Joe) Corral of Hobart and Nancy Zahrn of Hobart; numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her father, Eugene Parent.

Funeral services will be Saturday, November 27,

1999 at 11:00 AM from Rees Funeral Home, 600 W. Old Ridge Road, Hobart. Rev.

Robert B. Evers officiating. Burial, Calumet Park Cemetery,

Merrillville.Visitation Friday 2-5 and 7-9 at Rees Funeral Home, Hobart.

Simon Petro

Munster / Gary (Brunswick Area)

Simon Petro, 83, of Munster, formerly of the Brunswick area of Gary passed

away Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at The Community Hospital, Munster. Retired

from Inland Steel Co. Preceded in death by his wife, Arlene in 1985. Survived

by two sons, Charles (Carole)

Petro of Roach, Missouri and Thomas (Paulette) Petro of Munster; two daughters,

Elizabeth (Gerald) Klebofski of Lowell and Suzanne Rybicki of Sauk Village;

eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and

daughter-in-law, Evelyn

Petro of Hammond.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Rendina Funeral Home, 5100

Cleveland St., Merrillville, Indiana. Funeral service 9a.m. Saturday from the

Chapel, 9:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Churchwith Rev. Chris Bugno officiating.


Calumet Park Cemetery.

Harold E. Phillips


Harold E. Phillips, 79, of Hobart passed away Tuesday, November 23, 1999. Mr.

Phillips had been a Hobart resident since 1946; a retired employee of Slick

Laundry and Dry Cleaners with 40 years of service.

After his retirement he worked for Kellen's Florist for a number of years. He

was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II; member of Kostbade Fowble VFW Post

#5365 and the Hobart Presbyterian Church where he was a very active member and

church caretaker.


two children, Patricia (Gerald) Daman of Franklin, Tennessee and Richard David

(Linda) Phillips, Sr. of Massillon, Ohio; six grandchildren, Richard Phillip,

Jr. Ryan Phillips, Tiffany Phillips, Melissa A. Phillips, Dustin Daman and

Derek Daman. Preceded in

death by daughter Leanne in 1990 and wife, Mary in 1997.

Memorials may be given to the Hobart Presbyterian Church. A memorial service

will be conducted Friday, November 26, 1999 at 11 a.m. from Hobart Presbyterian

Church, 60 N. Washington Street, Hobart,

Rev. Jeff Carter officiating. Cremation, Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Rees

Funeral Home, Hobart.

Peter Joseph Reinert


Peter Joseph Reinert, age 62 of Hammond, passed away Wednesday, November 24,

1999. He is survived by his brother, Thomas

(June) Reinert of LaCross, WI.; five sisters, Mary Ann (Walter) Barber of

Paradise, CA., Patricia (Eugene) Homrich of Hammond, Dorothy (Jack) Tobin of

Munster, Jeanne (late Richard) Marrs of Highland and Pamela (Dennis) Danko of

Hammond; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 11:30 A.M., from the

Solan Funeral Home for 12 Noon Mass at St. Joseph Church in Hammond. At rest

St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family Friday from 2 to 5 and 7

to 9 P.M. at the Solan

Funeral Home, 7109 Calumet Ave., Hammond, IN.,

Peter was a lifelong area resident, member of St. Joseph Church and formerly

employed at American Maize (Cerestar).

Barbara Jean Schau

(nee Barr)

Highland, IN

Barbara Jean Schau, 57, of Highland, IN passed

away Monday,November 22, 1999 at her home in Highland. She is survived by four

children: Kirsty (Jerome) Tomaszewski of Highland, Robert (Tammy) Schau of

Highland, Timothy (Kaori) Schau of Grand Rapids, MI, and Cynthia (David) Hansen

of Highland; seven grandchildren;

mother, Mildred M. Barr of Hammond; one brother, Carl E. (Kathy) Barr of

Yorbalinda, CA and Quentin A. (Patricia) Schau of Highland; many nieces ,

nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by her father, Carl A. Barr

and sister, Carol J. Lynch and

uncle Raymond Hefferman.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 27, 1999, at 10:30 a.m. at

the Christ Lutheran Church, 7051 Indianapolis Blvd.,Hammond with Rev. James

Swanson officiating. Burial, Oak Hill Cemetery, Hammond. Friends may call at

the Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 2828 Highway Avenue, Highland, on Friday from 2

to 9 p.m.

Barbara was a resident of Highland for 35 years and was employed by the

Northwest Indiana Building Trades Associaton for many years. She was a lifelong

member of Christ

Lutheran Church in Hammond.

Cleon L. Sheehy


Cleon L. Sheehy, age 82, of Hobart passed away at home Wednesday, November

24, 1999. Cleon married Donald M. Sheehy, March 28, 1940 and they remained

married until his death in 1986. She was a member

of St. Bridget Catholic Church and St. Anne's Confraternity.

She is survived by her five children; Paul (Sue) Sheehy of Hobart, Connie

Sheehy of Hobart, Eileen (James) Jordan of Mt. Holly, NC, Kathy (Steve)

Starcevich of Chesterton and Theresa (John) Starcevich

of Lowell, ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Cleon was preceded

in death by her parents Martha and Arthur Harbrecht.

Funeral Services are Saturday, November 27, 1999 beginning at 9:30 at Rees

Funeral Home, 600 W. Old Ridge Road, proceeding

to St. Bridget Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM, Rev. Dominic V.

Bertino and Rev. Joseph Pusateri officiating. Burial Calvary Cemetery.

Visitation Friday from 2-8, St. Anne's Confraternity Services and Prayer

Service at 4:00, at Rees Funeral

Home, Hobart Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St.

Vincent DePaul Society or the Hobart Food Pantry.

Edna I. Steuer

(nee Bacon)

Dyer, IN

Edna I. Steuer, 77, of Dyer, IN passed away November 22, 1999. Survived by

her husband, Robert;

two sons, Charles (Joan) Steuer of Whittmore Lake, MI and John (Sony) Steuer of

Dyer; two grandchildren, Matthew Steuer of Whittmore Lake, MI and James (Karie)

Steuer of Wayland, MI; one sister, Bernice (Jack) Conner of Munster, IN.

Funeral services will

be held Saturday, November 27, 11 a.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with

Rev. Steve Loft officiating. Burial, Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville.

Friends are invited to meet with the family Friday 2 to 8 p.m. at the Kuiper

Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman

Road (2 blocks south of Ridge Road), Highland.

Mrs. Steuer was a former member of the East Chicago Methodist Church and the

Order of the Eastern Star.

Albin J. Szczepkowski



Albin J. Szczepkowski "Grumpy", 75, of Hammond, passed away

Monday, November 22, 1999, at the William J. Riley Hospice Center. Survived by

two daughters, Ann (John) Helfer of Arlington, MA and Patricia Jakubczyk (Larry

Fentress) of Hammond; two sons, Michael of Mountlake Terrace, WA and Robert

(Grace) of Peoria, AZ;

nine grandchildren: Matthew, Cheryl and Michael II Jakubczyk, Robert (Leanne)

Wilkins, Steven Wilkins (Jen Larson), Kim (John) Haley, Wayne (Gianna) Wilkins,

Michael and Michelle Szczepkowski; three great grandchildren, Ryan, Lauren and

Katie; two sisters,

Adeline (Bob) Dobis of Orland Park, IL and Sophie (Karl) Kluever of Oaklawn,

IL; three brothers, Alfred (Esther) of Sun City, AZ, Arthur (Tess) of Grand

Junction, MI and Richard (Vi) of Sheboygan, WI; one sister-in-law, Mary

Szczepkowski of St. Charles, IL;

many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife, Mary, sister, Ann (late

Stanley) Szpejnowski, brother, Edward and brother-in-law, John Donohue.

Funeral services Saturday, November 27, 1999, 10:00 a.m. at the Anthony &

Dziadowicz Funeral Home, 4404 Cameron

Ave., Hammond, IN, (2 blocks east of Hohman, 1 block north of Gostlin). With

Reverend Andrew Malarz officiating. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet

City, IL. Visitation Friday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Szczepkowski was a Hammond resident for the

past 30 years. Retired mail carrier in South Chicago. Army veteran of World War

II and member of Hammond Mohawks, with services Friday at 7 p.m.

Mary M. Thomas

(nee Jordan)


Mary M. Thomas (nee Jordan), 91, of Hammond, Indiana passed away Wednesday,

November 24, 1999. She is survived by her loving husband, Michael H. Thomas of

Hammond; loving son, David (Karen) Thomas of High Ranch, Colorado; three loving

daughters, Gail (Jerry) McKenna of Boerne, Texas, Mary Jo Thomas (John Day) of

Indianapolis and

Katherine (Jay) Parnes of Red Wood City, California; 19 grandchildren; four

great grandchildren; one sister, Helen Brooks of Austin, Minnesota. Preceded in

death by her brothers, Adam and William Jordan, Leo and Joseph Dietrich and

sisters, Florence Kunkel

and Etta Dietrich.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 9:15 a.m. at

the Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 5840 Hohman Ave., Hammond, Mass of Christian

Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church with Fr. Larry Brooks celebrating the


Burial, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth, Illinois. Friends may call at the

funeral home on Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

David J. Torres, Sr.

Lake Station, IN

David J. Torres,Sr., 46, of Lake Station, Indiana, passed away on Monday,

November 22,

1999. David attended River Forest High School in Lake Station. He was a former

employee of LTV Steel and was a former employee of D & C Paving. David was

preceded in death by his mother, Martha Reyes, in February 1997. Survivors:

two sons, David J. (Danielle)

Torres , Jr. and Russell G. (Jennifer) Torres, both of Lake Station; two

grandsons, Alex and Daniel Torres; one brother, Phillip L. Torres of Lake

Station; four aunts, Jean Reyes of Lake Station, Isabella Freeman of Hebron,

Elvira Villarreal of Gary and Christine

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