Evelyn M. Begley
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
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;
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Thomas S. Malciauskas
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
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, 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
Friday from 9a.m. till 1 pm (time of service.)
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.,
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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