Obituaries

1999-10-02T00:00:00Z Obituaries nwitimes.com
October 02, 1999 12:00 am

Laucelle M. "Lucy" Alcantar

Whiting

Laucelle M. Alcantar "Lucy", 26, of Whiting, passed away on Wednesday,

September 29, 1999. She is survived by her parents, Salvador and Ramona

Alcantar of Hammond; three sisters, Linda (Tim) Kubiak

of Griffith, Lisa Filiczkowski of East Chicago and Laura Alcantar of Whiting;

one brother, Salvador Alcantar Jr. of Hammond; grandmother, Christine Cameron

and grandfather, Roman Dick't, both of MS; many aunts, uncles, nieces and

nephews.

Funeral services

will be Monday, October 4, 1999 at 9:30 a.m. from the Solan Funeral Home for 10

a.m. Mass at St. John Bosco Church with Fr. Richard Orlinski officiating. At

rest, St. John Cemetery, Hammond. Friends may visit with the family Sunday, 2

to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

at Solan Funeral Home, 7109 Calumet Ave., Hammond, IN. Prayer service 3:30 p.m.

at the funeral home.

Laucelle was employed at the Empress Casino in Hammond and formerly employed

at Harrah's Casino; a graduate of Clark High School, class of 1991. Even though

you are not here with us, you will always be Amber Nicole's God Mother. We love

you and will miss you always.

Walter Bienko

Highland

Walter Bienko, 75, of Highland, passed away on Thursday, September 30, 1999.

He is survived by his wife, Audrey (nee

Smith); daughter, Janet Stonebraker of Port St. Lucie, FL; son, John (Ann)

Bienko of Highland, IN; six grandchildren, Dana, Donald and Debra Stonebraker,

Stephen, Melina and Adam Bienko; sister, Wanda Dewes of Idaho; several nieces

and nephews. Preceded in

death by parents, Walter and Katherine, brother, Edward and two sisters,

Harriet Kilarski and Helen Krieter.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 4, 1999, 10 a.m. at the First

United Methodist Church, 44th Place & Cline Ave.), Griffith, IN, with

Pastor Dale Mendenhall officiating. Burial at Calumet Park Cemetery,

Merrillville, IN. Friends may call at the Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 2828

Highway Ave., Highland, IN, on Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Bienko was retired from Lever Bros. and was

a graduate of Butler University with a degree in Pharmacy. Memorials may be

made to the United Methodist Church of Griffith or to the charity of your

choice.

Crystal L. Brooks

Valparaiso/Crown Point

Crystal L. Brooks of Valparaiso, formerly a long

time Crown Point resident, passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 1999.

Survived by daughter, Georgeann (Robert) Hein of Rockville, IN; son, Gary

(Judith) Brooks of Cottonwood, AZ; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by

husband, George and daughter LaVergne Bratton. Mrs. Brooks attended the First

Christian Church in Crown Point for many years.

Friends may call Sunday, October 3, 1999 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Pruzin &

Little Funeral Service, 811, E. Franciscan Drive

(on State Road 55 south of State Road 231), Crown Point. Funeral services will

be held Monday, October 4, 1999 at 1 p.m. at the Pruzin & Little Funeral

Service Chapel with John P. Starr officiating. Burial at Calumet Park Cemetery,

Merrillville.

Hazel

J. Carr

Miller

Hazel J. Carr, 81, a Miller resident for 38 years, passed away in Porter

Memorial Hospital on Friday, October 1, 1999. She was a former employee of

Miller Drugs for 25 years. Preceded in death by her daughter, Anita Hodge.

Survived by beloved

husband of 63 years, Fred "Bill" Carr of Miller Beach, IN, two daughters, Lilas

(Robert) Satnan of Mesa, AZ and Jean (Joe) Benjamin of Valparaiso, IN; six

grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Funeral services Monday, October 4, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. from

the Burns Funeral Home, (corner of Rt 51 and 7th Street), Hobart, IN, with

cremation to follow at the Burns Funeral Home Crematory. Friends may call at

the Burns Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel, on Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m.

William Franklin Childress

Indiana

William Franklin Childress made his transition on Tuesday, September 28,

1999 at Hines VA Hospital in Maywood, Illinois. He was born in Cairo, Illinois,

on August 29, 1933 to the loving parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac

Childress, Sr. He was the third

of eight children. Frank accepted Christ at an early age. He grew up and was

matured spiritually and lovingly at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Mounds,

IL. He was a graduate of Douglas High School and served in the U.S. Army. Frank

was a quiet, fun loving,

neat and on time person. His memory will be cherished by those he loved: his

wife, Nella W. Childress; five sons, Anthony of Holland, MI, William of South

Bend, IN, Marven of Gary, IN, Mark (Gwenn) of Korea and Randall of South Bend,

IN; three daughters,

Marsha (Sammy). Sandra Childress of South Bend, IN and Francine of Atlanta,

GA; five brothers, Isaac (Icia), John (Evelyn), Melvin, James (Jean) and

Wilburn (Catherine); two sisters, Mildred (Andrew) and Frances; four aunts,

grandchildren, great-grandchildren;

nieces, nephews, cousins and devoted friends.

Funeral services Saturday, October 2, 1999, 2 p.m. at Mount Zion Missionary

Baptist Church, 1040 Kenwood St., Hammond, IN. Burial at Concordia Cemetery,

Hammond. Visitation at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m.

until time of service. Services entrusted to Smith-Bizzell-Warner & Son "Your

Golden Rule Funeral Home, 4209 Grant St., Gary, Indiana. 219-885-7614.

James Edward Clark

Hammond

Please note change in

funeral arrangements

James Edward Clark, 67,

of Hammond, IN, passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 1999. Survived by

lifelong friend, Gene Emigh of Hammond and long time companion, Connie Kleine

of Hammond. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Kathryn Clark.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday

evening, October 3, 1999 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fife Funeral Home, 4201

Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN, with Rev. Tony Valtierra officiating.

Visitation at the Fife Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Mr. Clark retired from the Inland Steel

Co. after 40 years and was a member of Inland 25-Year Club; a Korean Conflict

U.S. Army veteran and a lifelong resident of Hammond.

George H. Crawford

Gary

George H. Crawford, 70, of Gary, passed away in Porter Memorial Hospital on

Thursday, September

30, 1999. George was a graduate of Horace Mann High School, class of 1947. He

was a former photographer with the Post Tribune for 20 years and former owner

of Color Art Studios in Glen Park. He was a Life member and Past Commander of

the Illiana Power Squadron.

Charter member of Northwest Indiana Communicators and recipient of the Ed Mills

Award in 1987. Life member of the Izaak Walton League, Miller Chapter and

former member of Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Miller. Survived by wife of 52

years, Esther Crawford

of Gary; four children, Gregory G. (Karen) Crawford of Topeka, Kansas, Cynthia

L. (Theodore) Toth of Hobart, Brian H. (Betsy) Crawford of Jefferson City,

Missouri and Patricia M. Lippie of Millville, New Jersey; eight grandchildren;

Jason Toth, Valerie Toth,

Diane Toth, Jennifer Crawford, Matthew Crawford, Adam H. Crawford, Logan

Crawford and Brandon Lippie.

Funeral services will be private. Friends may call at the Burns-Funeral Home,

Hobart, (corner of Rt 51 and 7th Street) on Sunday, October 3rd from 12 Noon

to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes

Association.

Irene Mary Crider

Hammond

Irene Mary Crider, 31, of Hammond, IN, passed away on Tuesday, September 28

1999. She is survived by her mother, Edna (Arthur) Lemke

of Hammond, IN; two brothers, Scott Tracy Gabriel of Washington and Philip

Anthony Gabriel of Gary, IN; three sisters, Leslie Gutierrez of Lake Station,

IN, Dorothy Collins of Hammond, IN and Eva Machuca of Indianapolis, IN;

grandmother, Minerva Wilkinson

of Hammond, IN; aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by her father,

Ramon A. Hernandez.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 5, 1999 at 10 a.m. from LaHayne

Funeral Home, 6955 Southeastern Ave., Hammond, IN, with Pastor Johnny D. Colsten

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

call at the funeral home Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers,

contributions to the family would be appreciated.

Irene was a lifetime resident of this area.

Information

219-845-3600.

Lorraine Deeter

DeMotte

Lorraine Deeter, 68, of DeMotte, Indiana, passed away on Thursday,

September 30, 1999. Survived by one son, Rob (Kim) Deeter of DeMotte; two

daughters, Nona (Gary) Kistler of Lowell and Teri (Steve) Pratt of

Texas; six grandchildren: Stephen, David and Matthew (Mandy) Kistler, Brian and

Tara Deeter, and Andy Pratt; two sisters, Lois (Louis) Ralph of Kentucky and

Elverna (Walter) Sknerski of Hammond; trusted canine friend, Abby; and lifelong

special friends.

She was preceded in death by friend, Robert Deeter, brother-in-law, Lloyd

Richard and sister, Eloise Fontenot.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 4, 1999 at 11:30 a.m. at the

Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Hallsted, Minister officiating.

Burial at Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Schererville, IN. Friends may meet with the

family on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039

Kleinman Road (two blocks south of Ridge Road), Highland, Indiana.

Mrs. Deeter was retired from the

Calumet Township Trustee Office in Gary with 15 years service. She was a

devoted grandmother and avid card player.

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Carl A. Reising

Schererville

Carl A. Reising, 54, of Schererville, passed away on Thursday, September 30,

1999. Survived

by two sons, Kevin (Leslie) Reising of Valparaiso and Chris (Stephanie) Reising

of Dyer; four grandchildren, Daniel, Trevor, Mamie and Ruby; father, Sy Reising

of Dyer; two brothers, Dale (Kathy) Reising of New Jersey and Paul (Carolyn)

Reising of Griffith;

two sisters, Mary (Bob) Pettengill of Illinois and Jane (Bruce) Butler of

Warsaw; nieces and nephews; and fiancee, Linda Torie of Schererville. Preceded

in death by his mother, Ruby and brother, Larry.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 4,

1999 at 9:15 a.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with a Mass of Christian

Burial at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, St. John, Rev. Stephen J.

Titko officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Schererville, IN. Friends

are invited to meet with

the family on Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home,

9039 Kleinman Road (two blocks south of Ridge Road), Highland.

Mr. Reising was a former member of St. John the Evangelist Church of St. John;

President of Reising Drywall in Schererville;

veteran of the U.S. Army, Airborne Ranger; member of American Legion Post 66 of

Griffith, who will hold services Sunday evening 7:30 p.m. and member of Loyal

Order of the Moose, Schererville. Memorials to Hospice (Harbor Light)

appreciated.

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William

K. Groet

Crown Point

William K. Groet, 83, of Crown Point, IN passed away Wednesday, September

29, 1999 at St. Anthony Medical Center. Survived by wife, Eleanor of 59-1/2

years; one daughter, Norma (Richard) Lindzy of Cedar Lake; one son, Lawrence

(Fran

Bascom) Groet of Cedar Lake; one grandson, Michael (Tiffani) Lindzy of Lowell;

great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren and

step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by

five brothers.

Funeral services

Saturday, October 2, 1999, 10 a.m. at the Geisen Funeral Home with Rev. H.

Lothar Thoelke officiating. Burial at Faith Lutheran Cemetery, DeMotte. Friends

may call at the Geisen Funeral Home 109 N. East St., Crown Point, IN, on Friday

from 2 to 5 and 7 to

9 p.m.

Mr. Groet retired from Midwest Operating Engineers Local 150 with over 52

years of service. He was an Army veteran of WWII, serving in Okinawa. He was a

member of: Cedar Lake American Legion Post 261 (services Friday at 8 p.m.),

St. John V.F.W. Post

717 (service Friday 7:30 p.m.); and Peace Pipe Clock Club.

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William L. Jansma

Lansing, IL

William L. Jansma, 74 of Lansing, Illinois, passed away on Friday, October 1

1999. He is survived by his wife, Norma; seven children: Shirley (James)

Walters, William, Mary (William) Wachowski, James (Barbara), Robert (Lynda),

Dr. Lin (Don) Sande Stewart and Lee; 12 grandchildren and seven

great-grandchildren; 12 brothers and sisters: Richard (Marjorie), Tillie (Case)

Koster, Elliott, Jr. (Bev), Mike (Betty),

Carl (Bev), Grace (Harry) Sikma, Ruth (Edward) Van Kley, Peter (Joyce), Arthur

(Eileen), Donald, James (Gloria) and Joyce Dockweiler; many cousins, nieces,

nephews and aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his father, Elliott,

mother, Clara, sister,

Cora, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 5, 1999 at 11 a.m. from the

Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, Illnois. Burial at

Skyline Memorial Park, Monee, IL. Friends may call

at the funeral home on Monday from 2 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Jansma was a World War II Navy veteran where he served in the Pacific

Theatre. He was a life member of the Kenneth E. Brady V.F.W. Post #7660; and a

member of the Operating Engineers Union Local #150. In

lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Illinois Veterans Home in

Mantino, Hospice of Kankakee County or the Lansing Paramedics.

Mary R. Kookich

(nee Alilovich)

East Side

Mary R. Kookich (nee Alilovich), 78. late of the East Side. Survived

by her loving husband of 55 years, John "Goose". Beloved mother of Sharon (Jim)

Nasella and John. Dear grandmother of Kimberly (Roger) Glisk, Shannon Injeski,

Nicholas and Caroline Nasella. Great grandmother of two. Dear sister of Millie

(late Doug) Long

and Ann (late Mike) Marinich. Sister-in-law of Joanne Alilovich, Margaret

Alilovich, Dorothy Brady, Virginia (Nick) Chorak and Sue Kookich. Numerous

nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Mary Alilovich,

brothers, Joe, Hank and Robert

Alilovich and sister, Manda Nosich. Long time employee of Mr. D's Villa.

Visitation Sunday 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral services Monday, October 4, 1999 at 9

a.m. from the Elmwood Chapel, 11200 So. Ewing Ave., Chicago, to St. Francis de

Sales Church, Mass of Christian

Burial at 9:30 a.m. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.

773-731-2749.

Harry Molenaar

Hammond

Harry Molenaar, 87, of Hammond, Indiana, passed away on Friday, October 1,

1999. He is survived by his brother, Albert of Oak Lawn; three nieces, Jean

(Elmer)

Ginther of Petersburg, IL, Lois (Joseph) Cook of Marselles, IL and Karen

(Charles) Malito of Worth, IL; nephew, Glenn (Linda) Molenaar of Missouri and

friends, David Bustamante and Rose Nolan. Preceded in death by his wife,

Signe, parents, Theodore and Augusta

and brother, George.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 10 a.m. at the

Lincoln Ridge Funeral Home, 7607 West Lincoln Highway, Schererville, IN, (Rt 30

east of Cline Ave.). At rest, Memory Lane Cemetery, Schererville, IN. Friends

are

invited to call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Molenaar was the former owner of the Illiana Motor Speedway in

Schererville and owner of the Molenaar Motorcycle Shop in Hammond. A Lifetime

member of the American Motorcycle Association.

He was the oldest Harley- Davidson Dealership in the United States. He was a

pioneer member of the AMA and active member of U.S.A.C. and member of the

Hammond Chamber of Commerce.

John F. Monea

St. John, IN

John F. Monea, 80, of St. John, passed

away on Friday, October 1, 1999. Survived by his wife of 52 years, Anne (nee

Medrea); daughter, Tish (Jim) Joros of Bailey, CO; son, John (Donna) Monea of

Woodstock, GA; eight grandchildren Josh, Amanda, Becca, Noelle, Stephen,

Jessica, Zac and Ana; brother-in-law,

John (Thelma) Medrea of California; sister-in-law, Virginia Blanchard of St.

John, IN, Jenny Stbiak of Golden CO and Stella Medrea of St. John, IN; brother,

Nick Kelleman of Highland; sisters, Mary (John) Boldi and Helen Pazdur, both of

CA; several nieces

and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Anna Monea and

brothers-in-law, Dan Medrea and Louis Blanchard.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 10 a.m. from the

New St. George Romanian Orthodox Church in Lansing, Illinois,

with Father John Ionita officiating. Intermet at Oak Hill Cemetery, Hammond,

IN. Visitation Sunday 3 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at the

Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster, Indiana.

Mr. Monea was a retired Lt. Colonel of

the U.S. Air Force. Employed at Refractories Services and a member of the New

St. George Romanian Orthodox Church.

Benjamin J. Pruitt, Sr.

Hobart / Gary

Benjamin J. Pruitt, Sr., 72, recently a Hobart resident for the past two

years, formerly of Gary,

passed away in Methodist Southlake Campus Hospital on Thursday, September 30,

1999. He was a former member of St. Mark Church. A former coach and board

member of East Glen Park Little League; past president of American Russian

Club; veteran of WWII, he served

with the 25th Infantry Divisions Post WWII Occupational Forces in Japan. Member

of American Legion Post 270 of Glen Park. Preceded in death by his son, David

Scott Pruitt and brother, Leslie O. Pruitt. Survived by beloved wife of 50

years, Elizabeth "Toots"

Pruitt; three sons, Richard Pruitt of Chesterton, Benjamin (Nancy) Pruitt, Jr.

of Lake Station and Jeffrey Pruitt of New Port Richey, FL; daughter, Laurie

Pruitt of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; one daughter-in-law, Julia Pruitt of Hobart; five

grandchildren, Jason

(Holly), Matthew, Scott, Angela and Stacy Pruitt; and numerous nieces and

nephews; one brother, Richard (Martha) Pruitt of Merrillville and one sister,

Eileen Stein of Ukiah, CA.

Funeral services Monday, October 4, 1999 at 10 a.m. at the Burns Funeral Home

(corner of 101st and Broadway), Merrillville/Crown Point Chapel, Rev. Joseph E.

Vamos officiating. Interment at Calumet Park Cemetery. Friends may call on

Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m.

Ursula E. Rios

(nee Eichelmann)

Griffith

Ursula E. Rios (nee Eichelmann),

70, of Griffith, IN, passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 1999. Survived by

two daughters, Shirley King of Rocky Face, GA and Dina Owens of Tunnel Hill,

GA; two sons, John Rios and Marshall Rios of Griffith, IN; 11

grandchildren;seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 2, 1999, 9 a.m. at the Kuiper

Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Kosinski officiating. Burial at Calumet

tark Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. Friends are invited to meet with the family

on Friday 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.

Mrs. Rios was retired from the Packaging Corporation of Griffith, after 27

years of service.

Eric G. Samuelson

Signal Mountain, TN/ Chicago

area

Eric G. Samuelson, 83 of Signal Mountain, TN, died Thursday, September 30

1999 in a local hospital. A native of Sweden, he came to the United States as a

young boy and lived in the Chicago area until 1994. There he was an accountant

with Republic

Steel and served as president of the Republic Steel Retirees Association. He

was active in boy Scouting for many years; president of the Library Association

in Lansing, IL; an Elder in the Presbyterian Church; served in the U.S. Coast

Guard during WWI; member

of the Signal Mountain Kiwanis Club and Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church. He

was a resident of the Alexian Village. Preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy

Middlebrook Samuelson. Survivors include sisters, Dagmar Danley of Albuquerque,

N.M., Irene Middlebrook

of Hamilton, OH and Margaret Middlebrook Haile of Signal Mt; also by several

nieces and nephews.

Memorial services Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. in Alexian Village chapel with

Dr. William E. Dudley officiating. Private interment will be held in the

National

Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday at Alexian Village after the

service. Memorial contributions may be made to Signal Mountain Presbyterian

Church Building Fund, 612 James Blvd., Signal Mt. or to the Alzheimer's

Association, 6925 Shallowford

Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421. Arrangements by the East Chapel of Chattanooga

Funeral Home, 423-892-0427.

Maryanne Satterthwaite

Hobart, IN / Chicago

Maryanne Satterthwaite, 67, of Hobart, passed away on Wednesday, September

29, 1999 at St. Mary Medical

Center in Hobart. She was a Hobart resident for the past two years and formerly

of Chicago, IL, for 65 years. Retired Assistant Vice President of Customer

Relations with First Star Bank in Chicago for 25 years. Survivors are husband,

Orville; two daughters,

Sandra (Robert) Richards of Hobart and Barbara O'Grady of Tarpon Springs, FL;

mother, Anna Duke of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; four grandchildren; one

great-granddaughter; two brothers, James Duke of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and William

(Joan) Duke of Chicago, IL.

Funeral

services Saturday, October 2, 1999, 11 a.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Hobart

Chapel, 600 W. Old Ridge Road, Hobart, IN, with Mr. Chris Higgins, Minister,

officiating. Cremation to follow services at Calvary Crematory, Portage, IN.

Visitation Friday 4 to 9 p.m.

at Rees Funeral Home, Hobart. 219-942-2109.

Helen C. Stefek

Dyer

Helen C. Stefek, 82, of Dyer, passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 1999.

Survived by her daughter, Jean (David) Myslive of Munster; son, John Stefek of

Hendersonville, TN; four grandchildren,

Jeanne Vukovich of Fox River Grove, IL, Laurie Jamroz of Highland, Bill and

Andrea Stefek of Hendersonville, TN; two great grandchildren, Jeff and Erin

Vukovich; two brothers, John (Virginia) Udowski of Hammond and Anthony

(Madelyn) Udowski of Munster; sisters,

Jennie Mikler of East Chicago, Dorothy Graziani of Hammond and Bernice Sacha of

Highland, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband,

John in 1989.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 2, 1999 at 9:15 a.m. from

the Burns-Kish

Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster, IN, with 10 a.m. Mass at St. Michael

the Archangel Church in East Chicago, Father Richard Wosiak officiating.

Interment at St. Michael's Cemetery, Hammond. Visitation will be Friday 2 to 4

and 7 to 9 p.m., with a

prayer service at 7 p.m.

Mrs. Steffek was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church of East Chicago

and was formerly employed at General American and Blaw-Knox.

"Judge" Joseph M. Toth

Crown Point (LOFS)/Gary

"Judge" Joseph M. Toth, 73 of Crown

Point (LOFS), formerly of Gary, passed away in Naples, Florida, on Thursday,

September 30, 1999. Joseph was a graduate of Froebel High School. He was a

veteran of WWII U.S. Army. Member of the D.A.V. Crown Point Lodge 81. Attended

Purdue University. Formerly

employed at Marbon Chemical in Gary and retired as a Supervisor at Keil

Chemical Co., in Hammond. He was a founding member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Church in Valparaiso. Preceded in death by his parents, Mary Ann (nee Kelner)

and Michael W. Toth and

his sisters, Mary A. Scott and Catherine "Cine" Kupkee. Survived by wife,

Violet M. (nee Serletic); five daughters, Lorraine J. (William) Barancyk of

LOFS, Sandra J. Treadway of Valparaiso, Nancy J. (David) Fargo of Crown Point,

Karen J. (Gregory) Scott of

LOFS and Julie Ann (Sean) Donohoe of Chesapeake Bay, Virginia; one son, Joseph

M. (Laura) Toth II of Hebron; 18 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and

many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services Tuesday, October 5, 1999 at 9 a.m. from the Burns Funeral

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

Murphy officiating. Interment at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Friends

may call at the Burns Funeral Home (Merrillville/Crown Point Chapel) on Monday

from 2 to 8 p.m. Prayer

service will be recited at 4 p.m. on Monday.

Phone 219-769-0044.

Lila V. (Naugle) Waddington

Pennsylvania / Hammond, IN

Lila V. Waddington, 74, of R.D.#1, Box 320, New Wilmington, PA 16142,

passed away on September 30, 1999. Born in Hammond, IN,

Feb. 19, 1925 to the late Manson and Anna Burk Naugle. Married to Henry Ferrers

Waddington Feb 4, 1944, who survives. Also survived by children: Willian N.

Waddington of Richmond, VA, Claudia K. Podwoiski of Neshannock, PA, Gregory A.

Waddington of Rustberg,

VA, Rebecca L. Shaner of New Wilmington, PA and Phyllis J. Nestor of Crown

Point, IN; sisters, Catherine S. Bradham of Calumet City, IL and Bertha M.

Fredericks of Hammond, IN; six grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents and

one brother, Manson Naugle,

Jr. Lila's hobbies were sewing, doll collecting and wind chimes. Memorial

service will be held Saturday, October 2, 1999 at 2 p.m. at the Elmwood

Cemetery in Hammond, Indiana. Memorial contributions to Lawrence County

Association for the Blind, 319 N. Jefferson

St., New Castle, PA 16101 or American Diabetes Assn, PA Affiliate, Suite 700,

300 Penn Center Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15235. Arrangements by R. Cunningham

Funeral Home, Inc., Wilmington, Rd. New Castle, PA. 724-658-4511.

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