Joseph R. Banks
Orland Hills, IL
Joseph R. Banks, Vietnam veteran 1962-1965, U.S. Army, late of Orland Hills
IL, passed away on January 3, 2000 at Palos Community Hospital, Palos Heights,
IL. Beloved husband of Thelma L. Matthews-Banks.
Loving son of Eleanor Banks of Wilkinsburg, PA. Dear brother of James Robert
(Donna) Banks of Palm Coast, FL, Lester (Kathy) Strong of Boston, MA, Eleanor
Kathleen Banks and Kenneth Moses, both of McKeesport, PA and Cheryl Ann Banks
of Natrona Heights, PA;
fond son-in-law of Thelma Runnerstrom of Arlington Heights, IL, brother-in-law
of Arthur Matthews of San Mateo, CA and Kenneth (Renee) Matthews of San
Francisco; Uncle of Jaronde, Darius, Gregory, Darwin, Kenneth Arthur, Rachel,
Modesty and Kiana. Mentor
and closest friend of Jim (Margie) Shivers of Hazel Crest, IL. Mr. Banks was
preceded in death by his father Joseph Harry Banks, sister, Joyce Banks,
brother, Dennis Gregory. Banks.
Memorial visitation Thursday, January 6, 2000 from 7 to 9 p.m. at The
Funeral Home, (Janusz Family Funeral Service), 14318 So. LaGrange Rd., (Rt.
45/9600 W.), Orland Park. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 8,
2000 at 11 a.m. at the Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, 2326 Jenny Lind St.,
McKeesport, PA 15132. Inurnment
at the Restland Memorial Park, 990 Patton St., Monroeville, PA.
Mr. Banks was a member of the Association of Iron and Steel Engineers,
Pittsburgh, PA. He worked as a Civil/Structural Design Engineer for Raytheon
Engineers and Constructors, Inc., Highland,
IN. Arrangements entrusted to The Thornridge Funeral Home, Orland Park, IL. In
lieu of flowers, memorials to the Vietnam Veterans of America (V.V.A.), Federal
Building, Room 465, 536 So. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60605. 708-460-2300 or
Florence E. Blaemire, 84, of Munster, IN, passed away on Monday, January 3,
2000 at St. Anthony Medical Center, Crown Point. Survived by daughter, Patricia
M. (George) Bellar, Jr. of Munster; two grandsons, Scott (Sheri) Bellar of
Schererville and Robert (Jeannie) Bellar of Griffith three great
grandchildren, Stephany of Schererville, Matthew and Michael of Griffith;
sister, Caroline (Thomas) James of Bloomington, IN; sister-in-law, Ann
Berwanger of New Hampshire; several nieces and
nephews. Preceded in death by husband Orton R. in 1974 and grandson, Mark in
Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 6, 2000, at 11 a.m. from
LaHayne Funeral Home, 5746 Hohman Ave., Hammond, IN, with Pastor Warren Mandel
at Oak Hill Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Friends may call at the funeral home on
Thursday morning from 10 a.m. until time of services. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be given to St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Calumet City,
Mrs. Blaemire was a lifetime
resident of the area, and a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Donald M. Blastick
Donald M. Blastick,72, late of Munster,Indiana, formerly of Whiting, passed
away January 3, 2000. Beloved son of (late)
Michael and (late) Marie (nee Tokarz); cherished husband of Clare V. (nee)
Grabowski; devoted father of Lynn L. Blastick of Munster, Mary M. Blastick of
Munster and M. Scott Blastick of Munster; loving brother of Florence (Harry)
Zuvich of Hammond, Robert
Blastick of Florida , (late) Richard (Lillian) Blastick of Hammond; dearest
grandfather of Celeste M. Lindley of Munster and Whitney R. Lindley of Munster;
fond uncle of numerous nieces and nephews. Donald Blastick was a Navy Veteran
of World War II, member
of the Indiana Sheriffs Association, Associate Member of F.O.P. Lodge 147,and
the American Legion Post 0428 whose members will hold services on Thursday at
7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Friends are invited to meet with the family in
the Ruzich Funeral Home
on Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Father Rakoczy will offer prayers
in the funeral home at 4 p.m. on Thursday.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 7,2000, at 11:30 a.m. from
the Ruzich Funeral Home, 2031 Indianapolis Blvd., Whiting,
Indiana to St. Adalbert Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 12
Noon with Rev. Walter Rakoczy officiating. Interment, private. In lieu of
flowers, contributions to the Hospice of Calumet Region and St. Adalbert
Catholic Church would be appreciated.
For additional details regarding funeral arrangements, friends may contact the
Ruzich Funeral Home, 219-659-0018.
William G. Brabbs
William G. Brabbs, 76, of Valparaiso, passed away on Monday, January 3,
2000. He is survived
by two daughters, Donna (Stephen) Webb of Clayton, North Carolina and Nancy
Brabbs of Crown Point; God-daughter, Linda DeWitt of South Haven, IN; two
sisters, Elizabeth "Betty" (Emery "Jim") Bardoczi of Hammond and Patricia "Pat"
Caston of Hammond; brother,
John Brabbs of Worcester, Mass; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded
in death by his wife, Doris.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2000 at 10
a.m. DIRECTLY from Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 356 West 7 Mile Road, Valparaiso,
IN, with Rev. Doug Mayer, celebrant. Burial at St. Mary Cemetery, Evergreen
Park, IL. Friends are invited to call at the Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy
Ave., Hessville, IN, on Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., with a prayer
service at 3 p.m.
Brabbs was a WWII U.S. Marine Corps veteran serving with the Second Air Drome
Battalion 17th AA Battalion. A member of American Legion Post 502 of South
Haven. Retired in 1979 from Harris Bank in Chicago after 33 years as a banker.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
to VNA Mary E. Bartz Hospice of Valparaiso would be appreciated.
Esther Bucher, age 82, a resident of Morgan Twp and Valparaiso died
Tuesday January 4, 2000 following a long illness. Mrs. Bucher was a member of
the Apostolic Christian Church of Valparaiso, Indiana. She was an energetic
salesperson; a devoted wife and loving mother. She loved her Lord. Esther was
born in Kouts, Indiana, April 17, 1917 to Andrew and Lena (Heinold) Heiniger.
In May, 1942, she married
Arthur Bucher who preceded her in death. She is survived by her children;
Dennis, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Suzanne Ringger, Simpsonville, SC, Ardie, Fishers,
IN, Laurie Kovolew, Raleigh, NC, and Tim, of Valparaiso. Also surviving are
four great-grandchildren, two sisters, Madeline Hofferth of Lancaster, PA, and
Alice Messner of Phoenix, AZ, and one brother, Art, of Morton, IL. She was
preceded in death by three sisters, Emma, Clara and Matilda, and two brothers,
Dan and Walter.
Funeral Service will be held Friday, January 7, 2000 at 10 AM at The Apostolic
Christian Church of Valparaiso with the ministers of the church officiating.
Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso. Memorials may be given
to the Alzheimer's Association,
Parkview Haven, Francesville, IN, or Swiss Village in Berne, IN. Visitation
will be Thursday from 4 to 8 PM at the Kosanke Funeral Home, Kouts, Indiana.
Sally J. Burrell
Nevada / East Chicago, IN
Sally J. Burrell, 51, of Henderson,
Nevada, formerly of East Chicago, Indiana, passed away Saturday, January 1,
2000. She is survived by her husband, Alan Burrell, Jr; two children, Matthew
and Cara Burrell; sister, Joanne (Mark) Gootee of Hammond; mother, Esther J.
Kender of Highland; step-mother,
Anne Kender of Redington Shores, FL; nieces and nephews, Kelly Jo Ruszkewicz,
Bobbi Jo Hess, Anthony Burrell, Amanda Burrell and Jennifer Burrell. Preceded
in death by her father, Fred Kender.
Funeral service will be held Friday, January 7, 2000 at 10 a.m.
from the Lincoln Ridge Funeral Home, 7607 W. Lincoln Highway, Schererville, IN
(Rt 30 east of Cline Ave.), with Pastors John Starr and Bob Burns officiating.
At rest, Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Friends are invited to
call at the funeral home
on Thursday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Sally was a speech therapist in the Clark County School District in Nevada,
and was an active member of the Green Valley Methodist Church. She was a loving
wife and mother and will be dearly missed.
Best of the
George Carl, Sr.
May 7, 1916 - Jan. 1, 2000
Nevada / Valparaiso
George Carl, Sr., former resident of Valparaiso of 15 years, passed away
January 1, 2000 in his present home in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was a life-time
entertainer (Clown Prince.)
He is third to the youngest of 13 children born in Niles, Ohio. His parents
were Italian Immigrants. Mother: Mary Ida Fonce Carl and Father: Vincenzo
(James) Carl (Chiarello). At the age of fourteen he left home and joined the
circus. That was the beginning
of his show business career. He was a marvelous (the best there was) tumbler.
He did teeterboard with the Pitchiani troupe (acrobats). This is where he met
his (now deceased) wife, Arlene Jeanette Kenitz (Montello, Wisconsin), who was
also with the Pitchiani
troupe of tumblers and teeterboard artists. They teamed up and became George
Carl and Arlene. (Show name). They traveled all over the world with their act.
George started out performing with Burt Lancaster and Nick Cravet, who along
with Joe E. Brown (all
acrobats then) went on to varying degrees of movie fame. He left the Ringling
Bros. Circus and started playing nightclubs. He became one of the finest Mime
artists of all time. He played some of the finest places in the world and all
over the world. He worked
the Palladium in London, Radio City Music Hall in New York, The world renowned
Crazy Horse in Paris, France, The Hilton in Las Vegas, the Sands, the Flamingo,
the Riviera, the New Frontier, Ceasar's Palace and so many more. He was on the
comedy Awards Show
in Los Angeles and did bits with Jack Lemon. In 1979 he was invited to the
prestigious Circus of Monte Carlo, along with 36 of the greatest acts in the
world. It was there, out of this huge collection of talent, that he was honored
with the highest award
given in his profession, The "Golden Clown Award." The award was presented to
George on International Television by Prince Rainier and the late Princess
Grace. He appeared on the Johnny Carson show numerous times, the Ed Sullivan
show 22 times, Kraft Music
Hall, Andy Williams Specials and Jerry Lewis Telethon. He was invited to
perform for Her Majesty the Queen of England numerous times. He made numerous
movies and his last was "Funny Bones."
He had reached star status; was dearly loved and will be remembered
as one of the greatest entertainers of his era. A long successful journey Now
He is survived by brother John Carl, and three sisters, Rose Trotter,
Josaphine Gamlin, & Margaurite Kovach of Ohio. Two sons, George (Gloria) Carl.
Jr. of Lakes of the
Four Seasons and Anthony J. (Beth) Carl of Las Vegas, Nevada; one daughter,
Sharon A. (Alan) Corns of Valparaiso; six grandchildren, Hannah Joelle Carl
(3), Anthony Joseph (T.J.) Carl Reitveld (16) of Bourbonaise, IL, Laura Cornejo
(Marc) of Indianapolis,
IN, David W. Carl of Lakes of the Four Seasons, Christine M. Corns of Chicago,
IL and Dr. Robert A. Corns of Baltimore, MD.
The wake will be Thursday, January 6, 2000 at Dykes Funeral Home, 2305 N.
Campbell Street, Valparaiso, IN, from 4 to 8 p.m.
BY GEORGE CARL, JR. AT 6:30 P.M.
The funeral will be Friday, January 7th at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Catholic
Church, 1855 West Harrison Boulevard, Valparaiso, IN with Rev. Joseph Pawlowski
officiating. Place of interment: Calumet Park Cemetery, 305 W. 73rd
Ave., Merrillville, IN.
LaVerne E. Carpenter
La Porte, IN
LaVerne E. Carpenter, 87, of LaPorte, IN, passed away at 4 p.m. Sunday,
January 2, 2000 at LaPorte Hospital, LaPorte, IN. Born May 16, 1912 in LaPorte
to the late Enock and Alice (Ames) Carpenter.
Married April 29, 1939 in New Buffalo, MI to Agnes C. Behner who preceded July
4, 1984. Survived by daughters, Mary Jo Buckley of LaPorte, IN, Patricia Miller
of Peoria, IL, Marilyn Rhynard of Westville, IN and Beverly Tarnow of New
Cannan, CT; son, Warren
Carpenter of LaPorte, IN; 11 grandchildren; two great- grandchildren. Preceded
in death by parents, three sisters and one brother.
Services at Haverstock Funeral Home, Inc., 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, IN, on
Wednesday, January 5, 2000 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ransom
Ebersole officiating. Burial, Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte, IN. Visitation 4 to
8 p.m.Tuesday and on Wednesday morning from 8 a.m. until time of service.
Mr. Carpenter was a retired farmer, Auctioneer for 50 years and drove a School
Alexander John Gregory Cizmadja, infant of two days, passed away Sunday,
January 2, 2000 at Portage Community Hospital. He was born December 31, 1999 in
Portage, Indiana, the son of Tony and
Michele (Casey) Cizmadja, Jr. of Portage; one brother, Andrew Cizmadja of
Portage; also survived by grandparents, John and Maria Casey of Portage, Karen
Jones of South Haven, Tony Cizmadja Sr. of Hobart and Deborah Gallup of
aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 5, 2000 from 1 to 3 p.m., with
funeral service at 3 p.m. at Engel Funeral Home, 2700 Willowcreek Road,
Portage, IN. For information 219-762-8595.
Lillian P. Cox
P. Cox, 94, of Hessville, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2000. Survived by
two sons, Paul (Margaret Cox of Missouri and Jimmie Cox of Schererville; four
grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and two grea- great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by husband,
Raymond, daughter, Helen Marie, grandson, James P. Cox and daughter-in-law,
Funeral services Friday, January 7, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. at the Kuiper Funeral
Home Chapel, with Mike Pennanen,Minister, officiating. Burial, Elmwood
Cemetery, Hammond. Friends
are invited to meet with the family on Thursday evening 7 to 9 p.m. at the
Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (two blocks south of Ridge Road,
Mrs. Cox was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in
Memorials may be given to the church.
Janet DeGroot, 77, of Portage, IN, passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2000.
She was born July 22, 1922 in Shelby, Indiana, to the late John and Jennie
Rademaker. She was a former secretary
working for numerous doctors, lawyers and the Social Security office in Gary.
She was also a homemaker, mother and loving wife. She was a member of
Evangelical Covenant Church. Survived by her son, James (fiancee, Deana Hall)
DeGroot of Orlando, FL, sister,
Ann (Francis) Forehand of Hobart; many loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in
death by loving husband, Richard.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, January 6, 2000, at the Rees Funeral
Home, Olson Chapel, 5341 Central Ave., Portage, IN, with Rev. Larry
Fullerton officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Visitation on
Thursday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel.
Ignacia H. Duran
Ignacia H. Duran, 68, of East Chicago, passed away on
Monday, January 3, 2000 at St. Catherine Hospital. Survived by eight children:
Jorge (Elodia) Velez, Yolanda (Oscar) Ramos, Guadalupe (Arturo) Adame, Irma
(Jose) Rosado, Maria Zabala, Juanita (Pablo) Perez, Maria Elena (Aristides)
Vera and Cipriano Duran;
many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Tomas (Macaria)
Hinojosa and Luciano (Elena) Hinojosa; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in
death by husband, Raymundo in 1970.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 7, 2000 at 10 a.m.
at the Fife Funeral Home with Pastor Israel Ramos officiating. Burial, Elmwood
Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Visitation at the Fife Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m.
Thursday. Services at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Ignacia was a member of the Iglesia Christiana Pentecostes,
East Chicago, and was a resident of East Chicago for the past 28 years.
Mark L. Dykstra
Mark L. Dykstra, 41, of Griffith, IN passed away Monday, January 3, 2000.
Survived by his mother, Viola Kiser of Florida; father, Jack Dykstra of Monon,
IN; one son, Jason Dykstra and one daughter, Kristin Dykstra, both of Highland;
grandfather, Valentine Anderson of Florida; one sister, Nancy (John) Ristic of
Tinley Park, IL; one uncle, Samuel Dykstra of Illinois; three nieces, Jennifer
of Illinois, Julie Ristic of Griffith and Megan Ristic of Illinois and one
nephew, Jon Ristic of Griffith.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 6, 2000 at 10 a.m. from the
Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. don Borling officiating. Burial at
Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Schererville, IN. Friends may meet with the family on
Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039
Kleinman Road (two blocks south of Ridge Road), Highland, Indiana.
Mark was employed at Inland Steel Company
with 23 years service. Members of Sons of the American Legion Post 66 of
Griffith, who will hold memorial services Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Carl T. Ebersberger
Wheaton, IL / Northwest, IN
Carl T. Ebersberger, 81, a 10 year resident of Wheaton,
IL and former 30 years of Northwest Indiana, passed away January 3, 2000 at
Loyola Hospital, Maywood, IL. Beloved husband of Cecile (nee Turgeon). Loving
father of Terry (Paula), Thomas and Wayne (Janet). Loving grandfather of Bryan,
Michael, Jessica and
Visitation Wednesday 3 to 9 p.m. at Williams Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E.
Roosevelt Road, Wheaton (1 blk east of Naperville Road). Funeral Thursday,
10:30 a.m. to St. Daniel the Prophet Church Wheaton, Mass 11 a.m. Interment,
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Funeral info 630-668-0016.
Nancy Elizabeth Felts
Nancy Elizabeth Felts, 80, of Valparaiso, formerly of Gary, passed away
Sunday, January 2, 2000. Nancy was a retired employee of Lazzaro Glass Company
of Merrillville. A member of Central
Baptist Church of Portage Township and a 1936 graduate of Emerson High School,
Gary. Survived by one brother, Donald E. (Marjorie) Felts of Valparaiso; three
sisters, Helen G. Johns of Baltimore, Maryland, Kathryn D. (Merle) Harris of
Griffith and Rosemary
(Walter) Forsyth of Cary, IL; many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and
Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 6, 2000 at 11 a.m. at Central
Baptist Church, 700 North Portage, IN, Rev. Gaylord Shaffer officiating.
Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Friends may call at Burns Funeral Home,
Hobart, corner of Rt 51 and 7th St., on Wednesday from 2 to 7 p.m. In liue of
flowers, contributions may be made to Central Baptist Church or LARC (Lansing
Association of Retarded
Citizens), 19043 Wentworth Ave., P. O. Box 77, Lansing, IL. 60438.
Frank J. Grabowski
Frank J. Grabowski, 74, of Whiting,IN passed away January 2, 2000. Cherished
husband of (late) Jane (nee) Harris; devoted father of Gloria (Shelby) Withrow
of Paradise, TX; sister, Jane Marie (Sisters of The Holy Family of Nazareth of
Des Plaines, IL), Regina (Mark) Wusik of Crown Point, Thomas (Pam) Grabowski of
Valparaiso,IN;loving brother of Mary (late Ernest) Quisenberry, Eleanor (late
Clare (late Donald) Blastick, Elsie (Frank) Tomera, preceded in death by
numerous brothers and sisters; dearest grandfather of David (Tina) Withrow,
Jane and Katie Wusik and Matthew Grabowski; fond uncle of numerous nieces and
nephews. Frank Grabowski was
a World War II and Korean War Veteran, P.O.W. in World War II and was wounded
in the Korean War. Received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Member of Post
428 American Legion of Hammond whose members will hold services on Thursday at
7:30 p.m. in the funeral
home. A member of the Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Friends are invited to meet with the family in the Ruzich Funeral Home on
Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Father Rakozcy will offer prayers in
the funeral home at 4
p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 7, 2000, at 11:30 a.m.
from the Ruzich Funeral Home, 2031 Indianapolis Blvd., Whiting,Indiana, to
St.Adalbert Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon with Rev.
Walter Rakoczy officiating.
At rest, Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL. For additional details
regarding funeral arrangements, friends may contact the Ruzich Funeral Home,
David Kevin Graves
David Kevin Graves, age 40 of Hammond, passed
away Monday, January 3, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly; three
daughters, Kelly, Carrie and Amy and two sons, Adam and Kevin, all at home;
father David M. (late Shirley) Graves of Hammond, two brothers, Wayne (Janie)
Wade of TN and Anthony Graves
of Hobart; one sister, Brenda (Marvin) Rude of Round Lake Beach, IL; several
nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be Thursday, January 6, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. from the
Solan Funeral Home with Pastor Richard Kilpatrick of Griffith
Baptist Church officiating. At rest Elmwood cemetery in Hammond. Friends may
visit with the family Wednesday from 2 to 9 P.M. at the Solan Funeral Home,
7109 Calumet Ave., Hammond, IN. David was a longtime area resident and
served in the U.S. Army.
South Holland/Lansing, IL
Susie "Sue" Haan, 90 of South Holland, IL, formerly of Lansing, IL, passed
away Monday, January 3, 2000. Survived by three sons, Harold (Laverne), Donald
(Carol), and Fred (Joyce) Haan, all of Lansing; one daughter,
Darlene (Dennis) Plesha of Griffith; 13 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren;
two brothers, Fred (Marge) Hoekstra of Beecher, IL and Richard (Ellen) Hoekstra
of Holiday, FL; one sister, Mabel (late Al) Witvoet of Chicago Heights, IL;
(late Emil) Hoekstra of South Holland. Preceded in death by husband Herman, one
brother and four sisters.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 6, 2000 at 12:30 pm. from the
Lynwood United Reformed Church in Lynwood, Illinois, Rev. Jerome Julian
officiating. Burial, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Lansing, IL. Visitation at the
Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, on Wednesday 2 to 9
p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Illiana Christian High School or
Lansing Christian School, would
Russell L. Hook
Russell L. Hook, 83, of Highland, passed away on Tuesday, January 4,
2000. Survived by wife, Phyllis; one daughter, Darlene (John) Schoon of Cedar
Lake; son, Dan Hook of Montana; three step-children,
Judith (Bob) Duff of Wisconsin, Sharon (Morey) Cook of Michigan and Robert
(Joan) Bosma of Missouri; three grandchildren, nine great-grandchilren, seven
step-grandchildren; eight step great-grandchildren and one great-great-
granddaughter; one sister, Lois
Slager of Lansing; two brothers, Richard (Eleanor) Hook of Schererville and
Rollin (Lois) Hook of Arizona. Preceded in death by wife, Margaret Hook.
Funeral services Friday, January 7, 2000 at 10 a.m. at the Trinity Reformed
Church, Munster, IN, with Rev.
Phillip Rouwerdink officiatng. Burial at Ridgelawn Cemetery. Friends are
invited to meet with the family on Thursday 4 to 8 p.m. at Kuiper Funeral Home,
9039 Kleinman Road (two blocks south of Ridge Road, Highland, Indiana.
Mr. Hook was a charter member
of the Trinity Reformed Church of Munster; retired from Central Wisconsin
Trucking; and a veteran of World War II, U.S. Army First Calvary. Memorials may
be given to the church.
Frank R. Jaskulski
Tennessee / Illinois
Frank R. Jaskulski, 65,
of Crossville, TN, passed away on January 1, 2000. Born in Chicago, IL, July
29, 1934. He is survived by wife, Carol D.; daughters, Cheryl (Michael) Mack
and Kathryn Rose Jaskulski, both of Lansing, IL; brother, Phillip Jaskulski of
Chicago, IL; sister, Teresa
(Edward) Schuch and one granddaughter Shannon Schuch, all of Lansing, IL.
Preceded in death by parents, Frank C. and Mary Jaskulski, daughter, Michelle
Jaskulski and sister, Melvina Beck. Funeral services were private with Father
Richard Wosiak officiating.
Burial at St. Michael Polish National Catholic Cemetery.
Mr. Jaskulski was a pipefitter, Union Local 597; a U.S. Army veteran of the
Korean War; member of PLAV and General Pershing Post of Harvey, IL.
Arrangements by Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, Crossville,
Fred E. Johnson, Sr.
Calexico, CA / Gary, IN
Fred E. Johnson, Sr. from Calexico, California, formerly of Gary, Indiana,
passed away on December 31, 1999. Preceded in death by his wife, Catherine and
daughter Deloris Tzitz.
Survived by son, Fred E. (Alice) Johnson, Jr. of Griffith and daughters, Carol
(Frank) Anderson, Sandra (Lionel) Lizarraga, Jean (Truxtun) Murdoch, Jane (Sam)
Payne and Kathy (Ben) Villanueva, all of California; also, several
and one great-great-grandchild. Services will be held January 7, 2000 at Hems
Brothers Mortuary in Calexico, CA.
Julia A. Smith
Griffith / Hessville
Julia A. Smith, 75, of Griffith, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2000.
Survived by one son, Woodrow
Smith; one daughter, Teri (late John) Duran of Griffith; five grandchildren:
Amy (fiance, Mark Green) Duran of Indiana, Dana (Eric) Nesbitt of Indianapolis,
Amanda Duran of Griffith, Gary and Aaron Smith of Indiana; one
great-granddaughter; Julia Nesbitt;
one brother, Louis Novath of Colorado; three sisters, Rose (Thomas) Gardner of
Texas, Mary Galik of DeMotte, IN and Theresa Sabo of Michigan; one
brother-in-law, Florian (late Kathryn) O'Day of Highland; two sisters-in-law,
Betty (late George) Novath of Highland
and Margaret (late Mike) Novath of Griffith. Preceded in death by husband,
Woodrow, in 1993.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 7, 2000 at 1:30 p.m. from the
Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor G. Allan Jennex officiating. Burial at
Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Friends may meet with the family on Thursday from 2 to 5
and 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (two blocks
south of Ridge Road), Highland, Indiana.
Mrs. Smith was a lifelong resident of Hessville until 1997.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to William J. Riley Hospice Center.
Walter A. Kaim, Sr.
Knox, IN / Hegewisch, IL
Walter A. Kaim, Sr., 72, late of Knox, IN, formerly of Hegewisch, IL,
entered into eternal life on Tuesday, January
4, 2000. Beloved husband of Virginia (nee Piszczek); Dear father of Walter Jr.
(Jacqueline) Kaim of Hegewisch, April (Thomas) Rawski of Rhindlander, WI, Alan
(Carol) Kaim of Hegewisch, Anthony (Colleen) Kaim of Dyer, IN, Christina
(Michael) Levine of Lincolnwood,
IL and Patryk Kaim of Knox, IN; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild;
Brother of John (Joan) Kaim and Anthony (Joan) Kaim; son-in-law of Tillie
Pisczczek; many nieces and nephews.
Visitation Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Sadowski Funeral Home,
13300 So. Houston Ave., Hegewisch, IL. Prayers to be said on Thursday at 9:30
a.m. at the funeral home to St. Columba Church for Mass of Christian Burial at
10 a.m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. 773-646-1666.
Mildred R. Kashak
Kashak, 74, of Whiting, passed away Monday., January 3, 2000 at her
residence. She was the beloved daughter of the late Leo and Martha (Schulve)
Kashak. She is survived by three sisters, Elinor (John) Geffert of Whiting,
with whom she made her home, Rita
(George) Dvorscak of Sun City West, AZ and Annette Yuritic of Las Vegas; two
brothers, Jack (Eileen) Kashak of Chesterton and Raymond Kashak of Whiting; and