Obituaries

1997-08-01T00:00:00Z Obituaries nwitimes.com
August 01, 1997 12:00 am

Carol G. Boland

Tulsa, Oklahoma / Griffith

Carol G. Boland, 49, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed away suddenly on July 25,

1997. She was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, and lived in Griffith,

Indiana, for 11 years before moving to Tulsa. She is survived by her daughter,

Laura C. Boland, formerly of Griffith, and now of Tulsa, OK; and her mother,

and two brothers, all of Tampa, FL.

She was employed by American Air Lines and was laid to rest July 29, 1997

in Tampa, Florida.

Stephen C. Cichy

Munster

Stephen C. Cichy, 64, of Munster was called home by God on Wednesday, July

30 1997 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his

loving wife, Ursula (Marcy) (nee Madura) Cichy; loving son, Steven (Judith)

Cichy of Highland; loving daughter, Susan Smith of Munster; three loving

grandchildren, Stacey and Stephanie Smith and Sarah Cichy; two aunts, Inez

Carney and Lillian Velon; one niece and two nephews; numerous cousins. Preceded

in death by his parents, June and Casey and one brother, Richard.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 2, 1997, 10:30 a.m. at the

Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Avenue, Munster. Mass of Christian Burial

at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas More Church with Father Ian Williams celebrating the

Mass. Burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery in Calumet City, Illinois.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday 2 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Cichy was retired from NIPSCO after 36 years of service as

superintendent of the construction line department. Donations may be made to

the Hospice of Calumet Area in his loving memory.

Wanda Jeanette

(Morgan) Clark

(nee DeWitt)

Cedar Lake

Wanda Jeanette (Morgan) Clark (nee DeWitt), 63, of Cedar Lake, IN. passed

away Wednesday, July 30, 1997 at the Lowell Health Care Center, Lowell,

Indiana. She is survived by one son, Philip (Eula) Morgan of Crown Point, IN;

one daughter, Belma (George) Smith of Security, Colorado; step-children, Gale

Clark and family of Lexington, KY and Jean Ziltz and family of Schererville,

IN; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two

brothers, Shirrel Ray DeWitt and Marvin (Eva) DeWitt and one sister-in-law,

Barbara DeWitt, all of Fordsville, KY. She was preceded in death by her

husbands, William W. Morgan and Arthur Q. Clark, her parents, Ivon and Jacie

Belma DeWitt, one brother, Delmar DeWitt and one sister, Zylpha Boling.

Funeral services will be held Monday, August 4, 1997 at 1 P.M. at Macedonia

Baptist Church in Rockvale, Kentucky with Rev. Philip Morgan officiating.

Interment at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may call at the

Eller-Brady Funeral Home, 8510 Lake Shore Drive, Cedar Lake, IN. on Friday from

2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the family

appreciated.

Mrs. Clark was a housekeeper for The Community Hospital in Munster. She

was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

James R. Connelly

Highland

James R. Connelly, 61, of Highland, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, July

30 1997. He is survived by his devoted wife of 37 years, Annette (nee

Maniscalco); four sons, Kevin Connelly and Mark Connelly of Highland, Don

Connelly of Green Bay, Wisconsin and Paul Connelly of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; one

sister, Fran (Bob) Vorel of Palos Park, Illinois; sister and brother-in-law,

George and Marguerite Thon and Clearnace LaReau, all of Highland; many nieces

and nephews; dear friends, Tom and Judy McCarthy. Preceded in death by his

son, James Gerard; his parents, Phillip and Luella Connelly; brother, Richard

Connelly and sister, Mary Virginia LaReau.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 2, 1997 at 9:30 a.m. at the

Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at Our

Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Highland with Msgr. A.H. Van Nevel, Rev. Edward

Mozur, Rev. Edward Kennedy and Rev. Tom Balys, O.C.D. officiating. Burial, Mt.

Mercy Cemetery, Gary. Friends are invited to meet with the family Friday,

August 1, 1997 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039

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

Jim directed to Our Lady of Grace Choir for 17 years; member of the former

Paulist Choir of Chicago; currently was the Director of the Paulist Alumni

Chorale and the Mater Dei Carmelite Choir; held many offices in Highland Boy's

Baseball; coached both Little League and Babe Ruth for many years; member of

the Knights of Columbus and was the Director of the MIS for Community Hospital

of Munster. Prayer services will be held Friday afternoon 3:30 p.m. Please omit

flowers.

Terry Lynn Crowe

Whiting

Terry Lynn Crowe, 31, of Whiting, passed away on Wednesday, July 30,

1997 at his residence. He is survived by his daughter, Shanda Crowe; parents,

Douglas and Helen "CC" Crowe; and three brothers, Jamie Crowe and Bradley

Crowe, all of Whiting, and Billy (Betty) Crowe of Fordsville, KY.; niece,

Heather Crowe and nephew, Scottie Crowe; maternal grandmother, Ruby Sutton of

Owensboro, KY; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; very dear friend, Kristina

Novakovic of Chicago.

Visitation will be held Friday evening, August 1, 1997 from 6 to 9 p.m. at

the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th Street, Whiting, Indiana, Funeral services

will be held Monday, August 4th, at the Cecil Funeral Home in Whitesville,

Kentucky, at 11 a.m. Interment at Cates Cemetery, Whitesville, Kentucky.

Terry was a lifelong resident of Whiting; a graduate of Whiting High

School, Class of 1984; and an employee of the Poly-John Enterprises Corp.,

Whiting, with a service of 10 years. 219-659-4400.

Geneva Mae Eberhardt

(nee Saxton)

Merrillville

Geneva Mae Eberhardt (nee Saxton), 87, of Merrillville, passed away in

Merrillville on Thursday, July 31, 1997. Survived by one daughter "Dolly" Olga

N. Dogan of Merrillville; one son, Larry G. (Marian) Eberhardt of Dugger

Indiana; one sister, Alma Cole of Springville, Utah; eight grandchildren and

seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in

death by her parents, Merrillville pioneers Herbert A. and Nora E. Pierce

Saxton and granddaughter, Pauline K. Dogan.

Funeral services Saturday, August 2, 1997, 2 p.m. at the Burns Funeral

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

Michelle A. Cobb officiating. Interment at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville,

IN. Friends may call at the Burns Funeral Home Friday 2 to 8 p.m.

Geneva was a graduate of Merrillville High School, Class of 1928 (3rd

graduating class of Merrillville). She was a former secretary of the original

Merrillville High School and sold Avon products for over 50 years. She was a

member of Merrillville United Methodist Church and member of a local pinochle

and bunco club.

Dr. Rev. George W. Johnson

Indianapolis / East Chicago

Dr. Rev. George W. Johnson, 54, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away July

30, 1997. He was born June 16, 1943 in East Chicago, IN. Survived by wife,

Ronell; five sons, Marcus, Nathaniel, George Jr., Stacy and Atlas, all of

Indianapolis; four daughters, Georgia and Patricia (Brian) Marlard of Hammond,

Venus of Florida and Vicki of Omaha, Nebraska; six sisters and three brothers.

Preceded in death by parents, Toby Sr. and Mary Belle Johnson, brother, Toby

Johnson Jr. and a sister, Dorothy Hurt.

Dr. Johnson attended Garfield Grade School and was a graduate of: Roosevelt

High School in East Chicago, Chicago Baptist Institute, Noblewood Institute

Religion, Indiana University of Gary, American Baptist Theological Seminar, AB

Degree in Religion Social Science, BTH Degree in Pastoral Studies, Dr of

Divinity Universal Bible Institute, Certified Graduate of Marital Status, Sgt.

in the U.S. Army First Airborne Division and worked at Youngstown Sheet & Tube

in East Chicago.

Funeral services at Little Bethel Missionary Church, 3276 Winthrop,

Indianapolis, Indiana, on Saturday at 11 a.m. Wake on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.

at the church. Burial at Washington Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN.

Arrangements by Boatright Funeral Home of Indianapolis, IN. 317-924-3013.

Isabel G. Kristoff

(nee Jacab)

Whiting,IN

Isabel G. Kristoff (nee Jacab), 83, of Whiting, passed away Tuesday, July

29, 1997, at St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago. She is survived by three

granddaughters, Natalie (Douglas) Schellenger of Reno, NV, Nadine (Mark) Kavis

of Okahoma City, OK, and Tamara (Jonathan) Loos of Spring, TX; six great

grandchildren, Matthew, (Carleen) Harmon, Daleana Dudley, Chad and Ericka

Kavis, and Ashley and Justin Loos; one great great granddaughter, Alyssa

Harmon; two sisters, Irma (late Buster) Meyer of South Holland and Emma

(Eugene) Blummer of Lansing, IL; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death

by her daughter, Irma I. Eden on Sept. 24, 1990, her parents, Emre and Mary

Jacab, and sister, Helen Wallis.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 2, 1997, 9:30 a.m. at the

Baran Funeral Home,1235-119th Street, Whiting. A Mass of Christian Burial will

be offered at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whiting, with

the Rev. John E. Kalicky, C.PP.S. officiating. Interment at St. Mary Cemetery,

Evergreen Park, IL. Visitation at the funeral home Friday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9

p.m. Members of the parish will offer prayers at the funeral home Friday at 4

p.m.

Mrs. Kristoff was a lifelong resident of Whiting; a member of St. John the

Baptist Catholic Church, Whiting, and a retiree of Chapman Real Estate with a

service of 27 years. 219-659-4400.

Barbara "Angel" Milanowski

(nee Smith)

Lowell, IN

Barbara "Angel" Milanowski (nee Smith), 50,of Lowell, IN, passed away on

Wednesday, July 30,1997. She is survived by her husband, Thomas; three sons,

Michael Milanowski of Cocoa, FL, Jeffrey (Kimberly) Milanowski of Lowell, Dan

Milanowki at home; one daughter, Sara Milanowski at home; one grandson, Ryan

Milanowski of Lowell; her father, Walter H. Smith of Cedar Lake; four sisters,

Lyn (Ron) Rechlicz of Westville,IN, Donna (Tom) Thompson of Lowell, Maria (Ron)

Smierciak of Lansing,IL, Debby White of Cedar Lake; numerous nieces,nephews,

aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mona.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 2, at 10 a.m. at

Holy Name Catholic Church in Cedar Lake with Father Bob Naglich officiating.

Burial will follow at West Creek Cemetery in Lowell. Friends are invited to

call on Friday from 2 to 9 p.m. at the Sheets Funeral Home, 604 E. Commercial

Ave., Lowell, IN.

Barbara was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church and Sorority in Cedar

Lake, the Lowell Booster Club and the Smith Girls Bunco Club. She willingly

served in family, church, school and community activities.

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Andrew N. Morris

Crown Point

Andrew N. Morris, 79, of Crown Point, formerly of the Chicago area, passed

away at home on Tuesday, July 29, 1997. Survivors: wife, Mary Jane Morris; two

sons, James (Trish) Morris of Park Ridge, Illinois and Donald (Mara) Morris of

Flossmoor, Illinois; one granddaughter, Lauren Morris; sister, Edith (George)

Nester of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; brother-in-law, Dean (Doris) Spencer of

Lisle, Illinois; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife,

Mildred (nee Bennett) Morris and his sister, Lorena Spencer.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August, 1, 1997, 11 a.m. at the Burns

Funeral Home, (corner of 101st and Broadway), Merrillville/Crown Point Chapel

with Rev. Donald M. Weber officiating. Services will terminate at the funeral

home with cremation following at the Burns Funeral Home Crematory. Friends may

at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 to 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Crown Point Community

Foundation, P.O. Box 522, Crown Point, IN 46307.

Andrew was a retiree of Amoco Oil Company with over 35 years of service;

he was a Veteran World War II US Navy.

Charles L. Roper Oliver

East Chicago

Mr. Charles L. Roper Oliver, "Uncle Boogie-Loo", "Broadway", "Chuck", 72,

entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 28, 1997 in residence. His homegoing

left the broken hearts of: eight beautiful children, Charlene (Robert) Oliver

Cobb, Charles L. Oliver, Jr., Janet (Samuel) Oliver Sangster, Frank C. Oliver,

Jennifer Oliver, Jimmy Oliver, Latreese M. Oliver and Latanya D. Oliver; loving

and devoted sisters, Mary K. Roper and Eunice (Rosenwald) Roper-Allen and a

brother to beat all brothers, Howard L. Roper Gauldin; 28 grandchildren, nine

great-grandchildren; nieces, Andrea, Donna, Sherma, Marie and Lynn; nephews,

Paree, Andrew and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 2, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. at

St. Luke A.M.E. Church, 3543 Block Ave., East Chicago with the Rev. Excel Abram

and Kenneth W. Arrington, Sr. officiating. Visitation Friday, August 1, 1997

from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Burial, Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Hobart,

Indiana.

Mr. Oliver was a retiree from LTV Company (formerly Youngstown Sheet & Tube

Company) and was honorably discharged from the United States Army. Allen

Funeral Home and Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc. in charge of arrangements.

For further information call 398-7065.

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Bernard F. Ospalski "Benny"

Dyer

Bernard F. Ospalski "Benny", 75 of Dyer, Indiana, passed away Tuesday,

July 29, 1997. He is surivived by his wife, Anna (nee Sowa); two daughters,

Bernadine (Stanley) Wasiak and Ruth Ann Ospalski, both of Dyer; two grandsons,

Michael and Gregory Wasiak; one sister, Irene (late Walter) Koltonski; several

nieces and nephews; three sisters-in-law, Estelle Ospalski, Dorothy Ospalski

and Jean Sowa. Preceded in death by his brothers, Henry, Walter, and Joseph and

his sister, Frances.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 2, 1997, 9:30 a.m. at the

Anthony & Dziadowicz Funeral Home, 9445 Calumet Ave., (at 45th St.) Munster. 10

a.m. Mass at St. Maria Goretti Church with Rev. Alfred Dettmer officiating.

Burial, Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, Illinois. Visitation, Friday 2 to 5

and 7 to 9 p.m. Wake Service, Friday 4:30 p.m.

Mr. Ospalski was a retired employee of U.S. Steel, South Works; a member

of S.P.A.R.C., Schererville Senior Citizens, AARP, and the Dyer Senior

Citizens. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Norman Louis Paarlberg

Missouri / South Holland, IL.

Norman Louis Paarlberg, 52, of Viburnum, Missouri, formerly of South

Holland, Illinois, passed away on Thursday July 31, 1997 in St. Louis,

Missouri. He is survived by his wife, Roberta (Sass) Paarlberg of Viburnum,

Missouri; two daughters, Kimberly Ann (Kirk) Gibbs of Texas and Robin Lynn

Paarlberg, at home; one grandson, Tyler Ellis Gibbs; also survived by his

parents, Harry John and Ruth (Kooy) Paarlberg of South Holland, his in-laws,

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sass of Cicero, IL., three brothers, Harry J. (Carolyn (nee

Van Der Aa) Paarlberg of Crete, IL., Dan Charles (Pamela (nee Joyner)

Paarlberg and Richard M. Paarlberg, both of South Holland; and many uncles,

aunts, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday, August 4, 1997 at 10 A.M. from the

Smits, DeYoung-Vroegh Funeral Home, 649 East 162nd Street, (Rt 6), South

Holland, IL., with services conducted by Rev. Thurman P. Rynbrandt. Interment

at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Lansing, IL. Visitation Sunday evening 6 to 9 p.m. at

the funeral home.

Mr. Paarlberg was a Geologist for the Doe Run Mining Company in Viburnum,

Missouri. 708-333-7000.

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Virginias "Chink" Pigozzi

Highland

Virginias Pigozzi "Chink", 90, of Highland, IN., passed away on Wednesday,

July 30, 1997. Survived by one daughter, Janet Calme of Kentucky; two sons,

Michael Pigozzi of Texas and David Pigozzi of Hawaii; one brother, Robert

(Viola) Pigozzi of Missouri; four grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife,

Margaret Huefner Pigozzi.

Visitation will be held Saturday, August 2, 1997 from 11 a.m. until time

of services at 12 noon at the Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel, 9039 Kleinman Road,

(2 blks south of Ridge Road) Highland, Indiana, with Dr. Warren Otter

officiating. Cremation at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN.

Mr. Pigozzi was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Griffith;

retired from Arthur G. McKee Company of Cleveland, Ohio; member of Elks Club of

Highland; veteran of World War II with the U.S. Army; member of Wicker Park

Men's Senior Golf League.

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Steven R. Rader

East Chicago

Steven R. Rader, 45, of East Chicago, passed away on Thursday, July 24,

1997 at home. Survived by three children: Jasmine Rader of Imperial Beach, CA.,

Cinnamon Rader of Sevierville, TN. and Joseph Rader of Kerkhovan, MN; sister,

Jodi (Keith) Herte of Eagle River, Alaska; one brother, Thomas (Sharon) Rader

of Wills, Point, TX; uncle, Ralph (Virginia) Rader of Spring Valley, CA.

Preceded in death by parents, John William and Elizabeth Rader.

A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, August 1, 1997, 10 a.m. at St. Marys

Church, 525 North Broad St., Griffith, Indiana, with Rev. Charles Mosley

officiating.

Steven was a 1987 graduate of Purdue University; a U.S. Navy veteran of

six years; a teacher at Bishop Noll Institute for the past ten years where he

was head of the computer department and theater technical director, also a

coach of the boys and girls swimming teams and girls track team. Arrangements

by Fife Funeral Home, East Chicago.

Dewey Eugene Ready "Gene"

Hobart

Dewey Eugene Ready "Gene", 79, of Hobart, passed away Thursday, July 31,

1997 at Hobart St. Mary Medical Center. Mr. Ready was a Hobart area resident

since 1947, WWII Army veteran; member of Carpenter's Union Local #1005; Hobart

Moose Lodge #783 and Hobart Carpenters Retiree Club. He is survived by his

wife, Hazel L. (nee Tyson) Ready of Hobart; two sons, David (Susan) Ready and

Brett (Jenny) Ready, all of Valparaiso, IN.; four daughters, Rhonda (Mike)

Cromwell of Hobart, Monica Ready of New Chicago, IN., Twyla (Tom) Butler of

Hobart and Marla Kolosci of Hobart, IN; 10 grandchildren, Timothy Coffman,

Rocquel Ready, Justin Butler, Leslie Butler, Lindsey Kolosci, Tyree Riley, Chad

Stratton, Briggs Stratton, Kim Burke and Keith Norman; three great

grandchildren, Brandon and Brittany Norman and Casey Rae Burke; four sisters,

Laura (Larry) Zarth of Nashville, Tennessee, Rachel (Tom "King") Wood of

Readyville, Tennessee, Delores "Tenny" Caffy of Lavergne, Tennessee and Vera

Greene of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; special

friend, Alice Lankford.

Local visitation will be Saturday, August 2, 1997 from 1 P.M. until 7 P.M.

at Rees Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel, 600 West Old Ridge Road, Hobart, IN. He

will then be taken to Woodfin Funeral Chapel, 915 N. Tennessee Blvd.,

Murfreesboro, TN. (615-893-5151) for graveside services at Ward's Grove

Cemetery and burial on Monday, August 4, 1997.

Hazel E. Russi

California / Valparaiso

Hazel E. Russi, 84, of Quincy, CA., formerly of Valparaiso, passed away

Monday, July 28, 1997 in California. She was born October 19, 1912 in

Valparaiso, the daughter of Roy and Clara (Jones) Bright. She worked in the

Circulation Department of the Vidette Messinger for 25 years. She is survived

by a son, Louis Russi of Beckwourth, CA; four grandchildren and five great

grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Roy Russi, February

1964, her parents, and a brother Arthur.

Graveside funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 5, 1997 at 11 a.m.

at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso, Indiana, with Rev. Dean Christianson

officiating. Bartholomew Funeral Home, Valparaiso, IN. in charge of

arrangements. 219-462-4102.

William M.Singer

Hammond, IN

William M. Singer, 45, of Hammond, IIN, passed away suddenly. Beloved

husband of Ann Hartley Singer; devoted father of Steven Hartley and Liam

Singer; loving son of Paul E. and the late Jean Henkel Singer; son in law of

Margaret O'Connor; dear brother of Elise (Donald Perelman) Singer, Margaret

(Mark) Piper and the late Martin; brother in law of John P. (Carol) O'Connor;

fond uncle of seven; devoted nepehw of Rev. William M. Henkel.

Visitation Thursday 4 to 9 p.m. at Hennessy-Nowak Funeral Home, 400 Pulaski

Road (154th St.) Calumet City, IL. Visitation Friday 4 to 9 p.m. at Kenny

Brothers, 3600 West 95th Street, Evergeen Park, IL. Funeral Saturday 8:45 a.m.

to Most Holy Redeemer Church.Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment private.

Mr. Singer was a dedicated nurse for 10 years at St.Catherine Hospital,

East Chicago, IN. For information, call 773-239-3600 or 708-425-4500.

Janice P. Galloway Thomas

"Jan"

Hammond, IN

Janice P. Galloway Thomas, 57, of Hammond, IN, passed away Sunday, July

27, 1997. She is survived by her sister, Barbara Perkins; devoted brother in

law, Matthew; two special sisters inlaw, Veola Burns and Bessie Payton; special

friend, Joseph Galloway; five nieces, Bridgette, Linda, Rhonda, Sonya, LaToya;

four nephews, Donald, Ronell, David and Derrick; four aunts, Belle Johnson of

Gary, Corrine Payton of Hammond, Eldora Robinson and Dorothy Griffith of

Columbus, GA; uncle, Major Smith of East Chicago, IN; host of special grand

nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends; she was preceded in death by

parents, REv. Clifford and Mary Payton and two brothers.

Fuenral service will be Saturday, August 2,1997, at 11 o'clock a.m. at

Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1047 Kenwood Hammond. Rev.Dr. A.R.Burns officiating.

Interment, Concordia Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, August 1, 1997, at

the church from 9 am until 9 pm. Arrangements entrusted to Smith Bizzell Warner

& Sons " Your Golden Rule Funeral Home", 4209 Grant Street, Gary, Indiana.

Janice was employed at Cerester Star (formerly American Maize) for 20

years.

Charlotte M. Vavrek

(nee Uran)

DeMotte/Crown Point

Charlotte M. Vavrek (nee Uran), 68 of DeMotte, Indiana, formerly of Crown

Point, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 1997 at her home. Survived by: husband,

Joseph; one daughter, Judy (Richard) Graves of Crown Point; one son, Rodney

Vavrek of DeMotte; one grandson, Richard Graves, Jr.; six sisters, Elenore

(Harold) Hamende, Beverly Jenson, both of Florida, Patricia (Edward) Corbett of

Cedar Lake, Barbara (Robert) Hendron, Flodene Thorson and Helen (James) Maas,

all of Kankakee, Illinois; six brothers, Richard (Lucille) Uran of Kankakee,

Illinois, Theodore (Sharon) Uran of Matteson, Illinois, Ronald (Margaret) Uran

of Louisiana, Robert (Verna) Uran of Kansas, Gerald (Joan) Uran of Lowell and

Frank (Linda) Uran of DeMotte; one sister-in-law, Beverly Clark; mother and

father-in-law, Joseph and Elizabeth Vavrek, Sr.; many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents Hazel and Harold Uran.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 2, 1997, 10:30 a.m. at the

Geisen Funeral Home, Rev. Ronald F. VerLee officiating. Burial at Maplewood

Memorial Cemetery, Crown Point, Indiana. Friends may call at the Geisen Funeral

Home, 109 N. East Street, Crown Point, IN. on Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mrs. Vavrek was employed at the Parramore Hospital in Crown Point for 13

years. Information, call 219-663-2500.

Roy J. Zierlein, Jr.

Calumet City, IL

Roy J. Zierlein, Jr., 72, of Calumet City, IL, passed away Tuesday, July

29, 1997. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; one daughter, Sue (the late

Ronald) Cap of Calumet City; four grandchildren, Sarah, Kadee, Joshua, and

Emily; one brother, Gene.

Funeral service will held Saturday, August 2, 1997, at 11 am from the

Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing. Friends may call at the

funeral home on Friday from 2 to 9 pm.

Mr. Zierlein was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.

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Edward Zucker

M.D., D.D.S.

California

Edward Zucker, M.D., D.D.S. of Laguna Hills, California. Beloved husband

of Ann (nee Stookal); loving father of Dr. Victor (Jody), Eric (Hang-MI) and

Amy Zucker. Devoted grandfather of Melissa, Jessica and Vanessa. Dear brother

of Melvin (Betty) Zucker.

Graveside services Sunday,10:30 A.M. in Section E. of Westlawn Cemetery,

7801 W. Montrose Ave., Norwood, Park, IL. Info Lloyd Mandel Levayah Funerals

847-679-3939.

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