Demetris "Mooky" Baggett
Demetris "Mooky" Baggett, 25, of Chicago, Illinois/Hammond, Indiana entered
into eternal life on Wednesday, November 10, 1999. He is survived by his
beloved parents, Christian Baggett and stepfather Hector
Medina; his paternal father, Philbert Dennis of Chicago, Illinois/California;
one sister, Tradrinna (Ty) Yates; one brother, Jose Baggett; three daughters,
Latrica Nesbitt Baggett; one stepson, Timothy Diaz; wife, Michelle Baggett;
friend and companion, Latasha
Carter; a host of cousins, uncles, Frank Baggett, Aureliuse H. Piper, Don A.
Oden, Rufus Newman; aunts, Charlene Newman, Rhonda L. Piper, Pearl Brooks,
Allison Baggett, also Kimberly P. Rawls and Tina Bell from Chicago. Preceded in
death by his great grandparents,
Charles and Gertrude Baggett; his grandparents, Joe Oden, Mildred H. Nash and
Shirley Person; two aunts, Awilda Wallace and Thelma Allen.
Visitation Thursday, November 18, 1999 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Calahan Funeral
Home, 7030 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL
60621. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 19, 1999 at 10 a.m. at
the funeral home. Burial, Burr Oaks Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to the family to help with expenses.
Gusta Lee Bailey
Gusta Lee Bailey,
72, of Gary, IN passed away Tuesday, November16, 1999, after a long illiness.
Survivors: son, David A. (Christina) Bailey of Griffith; two daughters, Linda
L. (Kenneth) Karlstedt, Sr. of Griffith, Janet S. Bailey of Gary; eight
grandchildren, Mike J. (Sara)
Satmary, Jason E. (Jayme) Bailey, Danielle M. Bailey, Angela L. (Jason)
Simpson, Michele M. Beko, Kenneth E. Karlstedt, Amanda K. Bailey, Samantha A.
Bailey; one great granddaughter, Aryanna Lazell-Butler.
Friends are invited to meet with the family Sunday,
November 21, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (2
blocks south of Ridge Road), Highland.
Mrs. Bailey was a past member of the Ladies Auxiliary Hessville VFW
Memorial Post #7881, an avid bowler, great cook, she made beautiful handmade
quilts, croqueted fine lace, and had a candid sense of humor. She is, also,
survived by her dog and constant companion, Mitzi. Those F. N. Cherry Tarts. In
lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Lung Association.
Elaine (Williams) Blank
Elaine (Williams) Blank, 75, formerly of Calumet City, passed away Monday,
November 15, 1999 in Tempe, Arizona. Beloved mother of Deborah (Kevin) Hesse of
Phoenix, Arizona and Carol (Martin) Siegel of Chicago, Illinois; one sister,
of Galesberg, Illinois; three grandchildren, Amy Siegel, Sarah and Alex Hess.
Preceded in death by her former spouses, Melvin Williams of Dolton, Illinois
and Carl Blank of Calumet City, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 19, 1999 at
10 a.m. from the Ridge United Methodist Church, 8607 Columbia Ave., Munster,
Indiana with Pastor Steven Conger officiating. Interment, Oakland Memory Lanes,
Dolton, Illinois. Friends may meet with her family Thursday, November 18, 1999
from 7 to 9 p.m. at
McCoy Funeral Chapel, 5713 Hohman Ave., Hammond.
Mrs. Blank was a former member of the Ridge United Methodist Church.
William J. Choisser "B.J."
William J. Choisser "B.J." , 19, of Valparaiso, IN formerly of Chesterton,
away Monday, November 15, 1999, at Porter Memorial Hospital in Valparaiso, IN.
William was born in Valparaiso, IN on September 9, 1980, to mother, Rose
(Gregor) Choisser of Valparaiso, IN and father, William "Buck" Choisser of
Valparaiso. Survivors: parents,
William Buck (Karen) Choisser and Rose Choisser (Curtis Clemans) of
Valparaiso, IN; maternal grandmother Katherine Gregor O'Connor (Tony) of
Chesterton, IN; paternal grandparents William "Bill" and Pat Choisser of
Chesterton,IN; special friends, Tony DeJesus
and Donald Clemans of Valparaiso, IN; sister Rose Eizabeth Choisser of
Valparaiso,IN: aunts, Karyn Gregor (Dennis Wilson) of Valparaiso, IN, Patsy
(Greg) Staub of Valparaiso, IN, Tina (Jeff ) Kerlin of Wisconsin, Dawn (Mike)
Wagner of Oregon; many loving
cousins; preceded in death by grandfather, Joseph Gregor, and great
grandfather, Paul Zona.
Memorial Service will be Thursday, November 18,1999 at 5 p.m. at Edmonds &
Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN. Cremation Heritage Crematory,
IN with interment of ashes at Chesterton Cemetery.
William had been a lifelong resident of the area, worked as Computer
Operator. Employed at History in Print. Graduate of Valparaiso High School in
1998 and Honorary Member of Chesterton
Moose Lodge #1623. Memorials to Home Health Services of Muscular Dystrophy
Association would be appreciated.
John F. Colins
Green Valley, AZ
John F. Colins, 67, a 4 year resident of Green Valley, AZ, formerly of Lakes
of the Four Seasons, passed
away in Green Valley on November 15,1999. Survivors include: beloved wife of 47
years, Karen; one son, Terry (Sandy) Colins of Homewood, IL; daughter, Peggy
Colins (Tim) Cooley of Crown Point; grandchildren, Wesley Morin of Crown Point,
Taylor, Megan and
Caitlin Colins of Homewood; two sisters, Gail (Larry) Hoffman and Carol
(Robert) Smith; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 19,1999, 10 a.m. at the Burns
Funeral Home, (corner 101st and Broadway), Merrillville/Crown Point Chapel.
Interment at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Friends may call at
the Burns Funeral Home on Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. American Legion East
Chicago Post #508 will conduct services Thursday at 7 p.m.
John was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 2592
of Green Valley, American Legion Lodge No. 508 of East Chicago, the Air Force
Association and the Sheriffs Auxiliary Volunteers of Green Valley where, until
his recent illness, he served on the Board of Directors, Manager of Special
Events, and the Emergency
Response Team. He served with the First Marine Division in Korea for 14 months.
Upon returning to the States he worked for Inland Steel as General Foreman,
retiring after 33 years, then worked as consultant for General Refractories for
nine years until retiring
and moving to Green Valley, AZ.
Zelma E. Croak
Zelma E. Croak (nee McCreary), 89 of Crown Point, formerly of Hammond, passed
away Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at St. Anthony Hospital in Crown Point,
by two loving sons, Gerald and Dennis Croak ,both of Hammond; two loving
daughters, Catherine (Tom) Davis of Valparaiso and Nancy Chute of Dallas,
Texas; eight grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; special family at the
Chicagoland Christian Village.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 19,1999 at 10:30 a.m. at the
Chicagoland Christian Village Chapel, 6685 E. 117th Ave., Crown Point with
Frank Klobucar officiating. Burial, Oak Hill Cemetery, Hammond. Friends may
call at the Chicagoland Christian
Village Friday morning from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Donations may be made to the
Chicagoland Christian Village in her loving memory. Burns-Kish Funeral Home of
Griffith, Indiana in charge of arrangements.For information call 219-924-4100.
Inez Madelyn Dahlin (nee Crooks) of Hammond; sister of the late Harry Crooks
and Betty Crooks (nee Donahue - deceased) died Sunday, November 14, 1999 at St.
Catherine Hospital, East Chicago of a stroke following a short illness
due to pneumonia. During her life of 73 years, she held positions ranging from
treasurer to president of several local chapters and memberships to national
chapters of womens organizations including the American Business Womens
Association; General Federation
of Womens Clubs and Hammond Womens Club (of which she had been a Past
President) and the Delta Sigma Kappa and Sigma Alpha Iota Sororities. A
graduate of the Dormagen Conservatory and alumni of Indiana and Valparaiso
Universities, the accomplished artist,
concert pianist and cellist also held a number of positions through the years
as choral director and organist at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and
Unity Church. She taught music, voice, piano and cello privately, as well as,
sub-taught for the Hammond
School System briefly in the early 70's. She was active in politics and served
as a precinct committeewoman and as delegate to state GOP conventions and
assistant to the delegate to National GOP Convention. She was awarded the medal
for the Republican Presidential
Legion of Merit and traced her roots back to the DAR. She was a member of the
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and a lifetime resident of Hammond.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Charles L. Dahlin and a
daughter, Candace L. Gar-Lane-Dahlin,
as well as, several nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be held for the public at the LaHayne Funeral Home, 5746 Hohman
Ave. Hammond, IN 219-931-7500. Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and at
the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7227 Hohman, Hammond
on Friday morning 10 a.m. until time of services where the services will be
officiated by Pastor Karl R. Davies at 11 a.m. Memorials may be given to the
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.
The devoted mother and wife is remembered for her compassion,
generosity, love and gentleness of spirit.
Marian Davids, 77, of Lynwood,IL, passed away Wednesday, November 17,1999. She
is survived by three children, Courtney (Jeanne), Mary Lou (Randy) Pazik, and
Timothy Davids; five grandchildren,
Barbara and Rick Davids, Eric, Stephanie and Joshua Pazik; six brothers,
Clarence (Elsie) Sluis, Art (Marilyn) Harold, William, James (Clareeen), and
Leonard (Joyce); one sister, Charlotte (Robert) Parrish; many nieces and
nephews. She was preceded in death
by her husband, Jacob, and son, Richard C. Davids.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday,November 20, 1999, at 11 a.m. from
the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing. Burial, Fairmount
Willow Hills Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral
home on Friday from 3 to 9 p.m.
Mrs. Davids was a member of the Bethany Reformed Church of Lynwood. In lieu
of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bible League.
Rebecca Sue "Becci" Davis
Rebecca Sue "Becci" Davis, 21, passed away Tuesday,
November 14, 1999 in Sebring, Florida. She was born January 11, 1978 at Porter
Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso. Becci had been confined to a wheelchair all her
life as a result of cerebral palsy.
Survivors include mother, Cathie Davis; stepfather, Bob Beasley;
twin sister Sarah Jane; sister, Dana Ann and one niece, Aericka, all of
Sebring. Also surviving are maternal grandmother, June Richart of Valparaiso;
three uncles, Fred Richard, Jr., John Richart, both of Valparaiso and Bruce
Richart of Porter; one aunt,
Christina "Tina" Richart of Florida; many cousins and a host of friends. She
was preceded in death by father, Danny Davis and maternal grandfather, Fred
Prior to moving to Florida, Becci and her family resided in Porter, Indiana.
an incredible joy of life even though she suffered from an incurable and
disabling disease. She was currently attending South Florida Community College
with plans of becoming a social worker.
Funeral services will be Saturday, November 20, 199 at Stephenson/Nelson
Funeral Home, 2501 Fairmount Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Visitation will be
Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held in Porter County at a
Georgia Dorsey, 85, of Calumet City, Illinois passed away
Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at her home. She is survived by her loving husband,
Walter; six sons, Gerald (Sheryl) Finley of Texas, Ronald (Nora Jean) Dorsey of
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, Jerry (Marge) Dorsey of Bolingbrook, Illinois,
Earl (Dorothy) Dorsey
of Darien, Illinois, Kenneth (Joanne) Dorsey of Calumet City and Thomas (Anna
Marie) Dorsey of Chicago, Illinois; three daughters, June (Frank) Fresso of
Chicago Ridge, Illinois, Carol (Mike) Corbett of Romeoville, Illinois and
Kathleen Hernandez of Hazelcrest,
Illinois; 34 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; one sister, Kate
Alexander of Calumet City, Illinois. Preceded in death by her sister, Gladys
Biggs and grandson, Mickey Corbett.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 19, 1999 at 8:45 a.m.
at the Burns-Kish Funeral Home 5840 Hohman Ave., Hammond. Mass of Christian
Burial at St. Victor's Church in Calumet City at 9:30 a.m. with Fr. Thomas Cima
celebrating the Mass. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Donations may be made to the American Heart Association in her loving memory.
Mrs. Dorsey will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends.
Herbert J. Easto
Herbert J. Easto, age 73 of Hebron passed away Tuesday, November
16, 1999. He is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy, sister Mira McCarty of
Washington State and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brothers
Vernon, Irvin and Richard Easto.
Mr. Easto was a retired supervisor from the Sheet and Tin Mill, with
27 years of service. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, a Charter
Member of Fraternal Order of Eagles #2659, and a member of the American
Legion. He was co-founder of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Rosary Makers.
Friends may call at Pruzin & Little
Funeral Service, 811 East Franciscan Drive, (on State Road 55 south of State
Road 231) Crown Point on Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. Eagles Service 7
P.M., Rosary 7:30 P.M. A Latin Tridentine Requiem Mass will be offered Friday,
November 19, 1999 at 11:00
A.M. at the Pruzin Little Chapel with Rev. Peter Scott officiating. At Rest
Memory Lane Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Masses are requested.
Elmer G. Rowland
Elmer G. Rowland, 69, of Valparaiso, IN, formerly a resident of Schererville
passed away Tuesday,November 16,1999. He is survived by his wife, Debbie; five
children, Elmer (Lydia) Rowland, Jr. of Lake Station, Sue (Bob) Conners and
Michael Rowland, both of Schererville, Anne (Sonny) Mitchuson of Gary, and
James Rowland of Cedar Lake;
Funeral service will be held on Friday, November 19th, at 11 a.m. at the
Lincoln Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, 7607 West Lincoln Highway, Schererville,IN
(Route 30 East of Cline Avenue) with Pastor Gerald Walworth officiating. At
Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Friends are invited to call at the funeral
home on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Elmer was a retired employee of Lehigh Portland Cement Company and Veteran of
the Korean Conflict.
Fagyas, 71, of Valparaiso passed away Monday, November 15, 1999 at Rush
Presbyterian St. Luke Hospital in Chicago. He was born May 8, 1928 in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Frank and Mary (Eski) Fagyas. A Valparaiso resident
for 12 years, formerly of Hammond,
he was a US Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict and had worked for Inland Steel
for 32 years, retiring in 1982 as supervisor in the field forces. He was a
member of Faith United Church of Christ in Hammond where he sang in the choir
for many years. He was
also a member of the Indiana Harbor Masonic Lodge #686, F & AM; the Indiana
Harbor #378 Order of Eastern Star; the Scottish Rite of South Bend and the
On April 14, 1951 in Chicago he married Irene Benda, who survives along with
children, Frank (Mary) Fagyas of Divide, Colorado and Linda (Raymond) Johnson
of Munster; five grandchildren, Bryan, Lindsay, Eric, Alexa and Brandon and one
brother, Albert R. (Judine) Fagyas of Surprise, Arizona. He was preceded in
death by his parents.
Funeral services will be Friday, 10:30 a.m. at Moeller Funeral Home, 104
Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso. The Rev. Harold Weller officiating with burial at
Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Visitation Thursday 4 to 8 p.m.
with Masonic Service at 7:30.
Robert W.Fetterhoff, 61, of Hammond,IN passed away Tuesday, November 16,
1999. Survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Mabel; three children, Karen
Fetterhoff , Janet (Dana Uza) Fetterhoff, Thomas (Penny) Fetterhoff, all of
Hammond; three granddaughters, Sarah, Courtney and Hannah; preceded in death by
parents, Louis and Minnie Martin.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, November 20th, at the Kuiper
Funeral Home, with Rev. Robert Hasselbring officiating. Burial,
Elmwood Cemetery. Friends are invited to meet with the family Friday 2 to 4
p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (2 blocks
south of Ridge Road), Highland.
Mr. Fetterhoff attended the Unity Church of Hammond and was retired
from Pullman Standard in Hammond after 15 years of service.
Mary "Mae" Farms Gerber
Mary Farms Gerber, 83 of Portage, passed away at her residence on Wednesday,
November 17, 1999. She was born June 1,1916, in Dunfermland, Scotland the
of George and Catherine Agnes (Farms) Masterton. A portage resident for 62
years she was married to William Stewart Gerber on December 25, 1934, in Gary.
He preceded her in death on September 20, 1988. She attended Horace Mann High
School for three years
and graduated from Portage High School. A member of Portage First Church of the
Nazarene where she served in the Missionary Society and Womens Ministries. She
was employed as a custodian for Portage Township Schools for six years.
Survived by two sons, William
Stewart Gerber, Jr. of Portage and Albert Dale (Sandra) Gerber of Jackson
Township. three daughters, Christie Jean (Farrell) "Duke" Knowland of
Valparaiso, Catherine Gerber Coker of Portage and Carole Gerber Kolczak of
Valparaiso; eight grandchildren; 18
great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Gerber Orr of Pittsburgh, PA
and Myrtle Masterson of Little Rock, AR. She was preceded in death by her
parents; husband, Stewart; two brothers, Arthur and Thomas Masterson and her
twin sister, Ellen Masterson.
A visitation 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Engel Funeral Home, 2700 Willowcreek
Road, Portage, IN with a funeral service being held Saturday, November 20,
Portage First Church of the Nazarene, 3134 Swanson Road, Portage with Rev.
Duane Schmidt officiating. Interment,
McCool Cemetery, Portage. Memorials may be made to the Portage First Church of
the Nazarene. For information please call Engel Funeral Home, 219-762-8595.
Lawrence J. "L.J." Hall
Lawrence J. Hall "L.J.", 78, of Gary, formerly of
East Chicago, passed away Sunday, November 14, 1999 at Methodist Hospital
Southlake Campus. He graduated from Washington High School (East Chicago) and
retired from LTV Steel Corp.
He is survived by five daughters, three sons and two brothers and a host
of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation Thursday, November 18, 1999 from 12 noon to 8 p.m. Family Hour
from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Guy & Allen Funeral Chapel, 2959 W. 11th Ave., Gary.
Funeral services Friday, November 18, 1999 at 11 a.m.
at the New Friendship Baptist Church, 1545 Waite St., Rev. Benjamin J. Holmes
officiating. Interment, Fern Oaks Cemetery. Professional services rendered by:
Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
Howard "Bo" Harris
Los Angeles, CA/Gary
Howard "Bo" Harris,
56, of Los Angeles, California, formerly of Gary, passed away Friday, November
12, 1999. Howard graduated from Tolleston High School in 1962 and went on to
graduate from Tennessee State University. While attending Tennessee State he
became a member of Kay
Alpha Theta Chapter. Howard taught in the Los Angeles School System since 1979.
Survivors include a devoted wife, Charlotte Pye of Los Angeles; a loving
mother, Helen Harris; one sister, Jeanell Headen, both of Gary; two brothers,
Troy Harris of San Rafael,
California and Ricky (Denice) Harris of Dallas, Texas; three nieces, Renee
Purham of Nashville, Tennessee, Jamila Harris of San Francisco, California and
TeAyrra Harris of Dallas, Texas; four nephews, Chorrie "Bo" Quinn of San Diego,
California, Lamont Harris
and Karrem Harris, both of Dallas, Texas and Troy Harris of San Rafael; a
loving cousin, Charlie Mae Morris of East Chicago; three great-nephews; one
great-niece and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation Friday, November 19, 1999 from 12 noon
to 8 p.m. Family Hour from 7 to 8 p.m., all at the Guy & Allen Funeral Chapel,
2959 W. 11th Ave. Funeral services Saturday, November 20, 1999 at St. Luke AME
Zion Church, 3543 Block Ave., East Chicago. Family Hour from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
with funeral services
starting at 11. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. Professional Services Rendered by
Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
Gerald Huizenga, 75, of Highland, passed away Monday, November 15, 1999.
Survived by wife,
Audrey, of 51 years; one daughter, Christy R. (Bud) Van Genderen of New Jersey;
four sons, Gerald K. (Kathy) Huizenga of Highland, Mark B. (Cindy) Huizenga of
Iowa, Brian R. (Karen) Huizenga, of Highland and Alan J. (Mary) Huizenga of
Highland; 15 grandchildren;
two brothers, Nick (Joanne) Huizenga of Michigan and Jim (Marian) Huizenga of
Highland; four sisters, Annamae Milton Van Drunen of Lansing, Katheryn (David)
Rottenberg of California, Joan (Harvey) Vredeveld of Michigan and Carol (John)
Kapteyn of Lansing;
sister in law, Tina Huizenga of California; preceded in death by brother, Rev.
Funeral service will be held Friday at 10 am at the First Christian Reformed
Church of Highland, Lincoln and Grace Streets, Highland, with Rev. Roger
Burial, Oakridge Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 3 to 8 p.m. at the Kuiper
Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (2 blocks South of Ridge Road), Highland.
Mr. Huizenga was a member of the Hammond Christian Reformed Church, retired
from Pleasant View Dairy and
Dunhill Formal Wear of Highland; former bus driver for Highland Christian
School; Veteran of the U.S. Army World War II. Memorials may be given to the
Highland Christian School.
Stanley F. Igras
Stanley F. Igras, 79, of Portage,
passed away Tuesday, November 16, 1999. A longtime area resident, he served his
country in the U.S. Army in WW II, worked as a welder for General American and
for ABEX, both in Hammond and enjoyed playing dartball for the former Trinity
Dartball League. Most recently Stanley had been a floral delivery man for
Portage Flower Shop. He is survived by his wife, Rita (nee Silverthorn) Igras
of Portage; three sons, Steven Igras of Portage, Charles Penix of Portage, Dale
Penix of DE; four daughters,
Linda (Bill) Dingee of Valparaiso, Paula (Karles) Igras-Correll of LaPorte,
Sandra Igras of Portage, Lisa Igras of Valparaiso; two sisters, Martha Sikora
of Whiting, Jeannie (Robert) Costello of Crown Point; two sisters in law, Kay
McClenathan of Portage
and JoAnn Silverthorn of Hamlet, IN: eight grandchildren; many nieces and
nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Eva, one daughter,
Susan Jones, one granddaughter, Tara Marie Jones, three brothers and two
Funeral Services are
Friday, November 19, 1999, at 11 a.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, 5341
Central Avenue, Portage, IN, with Rev.Paul Rogers officiating. Burial will
follow at Calvary Cemetery in Portage. Friends may call Thursday, November
18,1999, from 2 to5 and 7
to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to
Bryce E. Jackson
Bryce E. Jackson, age 79, of Michigan City, formerly of Hammond,Indiana
passed away at 10:05 AM Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at the
Methodist Hospital, Southlake Campus in Merrillville, Indiana. Mr. Jackson was
born on February 18, 1920, to Adrian and Katherine (Stevens) Jackson, who
preceded him in death. On March 22, 1947, in Hammond,Indiana he was married to
Mary Euriga, who survives.
He is also survived by three daughters, Judy (Robert) McNamara, of Homer, NY,
Nancy (Sam) Schiciano, Toledo, OH, Susan Jackson, of Laporte,IN, five
grandchildren, Jennifer McNamara, Patrick McNamara, Mike Schiciano, Sal
Schiciano and Tony Schiciano. Mr. Jackson
was a member of Local Union #597 - Pipe Fitter - Steam Fitter for 46 years, he
retired in 1982. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and a U.S. Army
veteran of World War II.
Funeral Services will be at Bethany Lutheran Church on Friday, November 19,
1999 at 11:00 AM, with Rev. Andrew Bailey officiating. Burial at Carmel
Cemetery, La Porte,IN. Visitation will be 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM - 8:30
PM, Thursday at Haverstock Funeral Home, and 10:00 AM until service at Bethany
Lutheran Church. Memorials
may be given to Bethany Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 552, LaPorte, Indiana
Raymond J. Keller
Raymond J.Keller, 81, of Portage,IN passed away Tuesday, November 16, at
Fountain View Nursing Home,Portage. He was born August 9, 1918,
in Pittsburgh, PA the son of Joseph and Sophie (Kukula) Keller. A Portage
resident since 1961, formerly of PA. He was married on August 7,1948
inPittsburgh to Jane B. Garstka. He attended high school in Pennsylvania and
the Connley Trade School. He was
a retired roller for Midwest Steel for 20 years and served in the US Army. He
was a great help to his daughter in law, Rebecca in her Beckys Floral and Cake
Shop in Hebron. He was a member of Nativity of Our Savior Catholic Church. He
is survived by his wife
Jean B.Keller ofPortage; one son, Raymond D. (Rebecca R.) Keller of Valparaiso;
one daughter, Melanie J. (Thomas) L. Corbett of Brentwood, TN; Granddaughter,
Claire Corbett of Brentwood; one sister Josephine (Chester) Gonsowski of
Twinsburg, OH; he was preceded
in death by his parents and sister Helen Matthias.
A Visitation will be held Thursday November 18, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at
Engels Funeral Home, 2700 Willow Creek Road, Portage,IN. A funeral service will
be held Friday, November 19th at 10 a.m. at Nativity
of Our Savior Catholic Church, 2949 Willow Creek r
Road,Portage with Rev.Pat Kalish officiating. Interment, Graceland Cemetery,
Valparaiso. For information please call Engel Funeral Home at 219-762-8595.
Earl D. Kirby
Earl D.Kirby, 56, of Seymour, Indiana, formerly of Merrillville, passed away
Monday, November 15, 1999. Survived by wife, Barbara (nee Romanko); daughter,
Annie Kirby of Seymour, Indiana; sons, Ronald Kirby of Merrillville, Roman
(Joann) Kirby of Warsaw,
Indiana and Robert Mazur of Merrillville; sisters, Doris Johnson of Tennessee
and Mary Climer of Mississippi.
Mr. Kirby was a retired letter carrier from the U.S. Postal Service. He was
an Army Veteran of the Vietnam conflict; a former member of the American
Legion Post #207; the VFW and the Loyal Order of Moose.
Friends may call at Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service, 6360 Broadway,
Merrillville on Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. Legion service 7:30 p.m. Funeral
services will be held Saturday, November 20, 1999 at 11
a.m. from Pruzin Brothers Chapel with Rev. Joseph Vamos officiating. Memorial
preferred to the American Lung Association.
Boca Raton, FL
Teresa Kuhn, 92, of Boca Raton, Florida went Home to the Lord on Tuesday,
November 9, 1999. Born in
Schererville, Indiana on April 23, 1907, one of 12 children to Peter and Anna
Kuhn. Teresa was devoted to the church. She was a founding member of the St.
Joan of Arc Foundation and an active communicant and loved parishioner of St.
Michael the Archangel
of Schererville, Indiana. Ms. Kuhn was a member of the Council of Catholic
Women, Royale Womens Club, Mae Volen Senior Center, Womens Republican Club and
The Friendship Club of Boca Raton. A truly generous and caring person, she will
be missed by all who
She was a loving sister to Helen Kuhn and Rose Hammond; a special aunt to
numerous nieces and nephews and great aunt to many "grandchildren and great
A memorial mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 18, 1999
at St. Michael the Archangel in Schererville, Indiana.
George P. Mitchell
Glen Ellyn, IL/Dallas, TX/East Chicago
George P. Mitchell, 82, a resident of Glen Ellyn, Illinois for 12 years, and
formerly of Dallas, Texas, and longtime of East Chicago, Indiana,
died Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.
He was born on June 27, 1916 in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was a retired