Obituaries

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January 27, 1995 12:00 am

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Samuel L. Artunian

Samuel L. Artunian, 70, of Hammond, entered his eternal home Tuesday,

January 24, 1995. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Stella (nee

Darrow); daughter, Barbara; sons, Robert and Donald; three sisters, Hazel

Penzato of Lake Station; Ann Moore of Highland,and Helen (Paul) Anderson of

Cedar Lake; four grandchildren, E'shn, Tashena, Sarah and Donald; numerous

nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 27, 1995,

10 a.m. at the Virgil Funeral Home with Rev.Richard Orlinski of St.Catherine of

Siena Church officiating. Burial, Oak Hill Cemetery, Hammond. Friends may call

Thursday 2 to 5 and7 to 9 p.m at the Virgil Huber Funeral Home, 7051 Kennedy

Avenue. Prayer service Thursday at 3 p.m.

Mr. Artunian was retired from LTV Steel with 38 years of service in Plant

Protection. Sam was a Veteran of the World War II European Theater and a member

of the American Legion Post #232 of Hessville, AARP and SOAR. Please omit

flowers as donations would be welcomed to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation or

Arthritis Foundation.

Judith K. Badovinak

Judith K. Badovinak, 54, of Hammond, Indiana, formerly of Lansing, passed

away Wednesday, January 25, 1995. She is survived by her beloved friend, Wayne

Goodman; one sister, Gladys Jean (Warren) Moore of Phoenix, Illinois; two

nephews; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 28th at 11 a.m. from the

Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Rd., Lansing. Entombment, Forest Lawn

Cemetery, Glendale, California. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday

from 2 to 9 p.m.

Emil B. Barney

Emil B. Barney, 69, of Highland, passed away Thursday, January 26, 1995.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret; two sons, Terry (Beverly) Barney and

Bruce (Denise) Barney, both of Frankfort, Indiana; one step-son, Edward (Alane)

Recke of Brighton, Michigan; six grandchildren: Jo Ellen, Bruce and Jennifer

Barney, Edward, Corbin and Ann Recke; mother, Helen Ahlborn of Hammond; two

sisters, Helen (Charles) Raksanyi and Shirley (Egon) Riehl, both of Munster;

brother, Walter (Diane) Ahlborn of Portage. Preceded in death by first wife,

Ellen Anna (nee Wasserman) and one daughter, Ilona (Candy) Barney.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 28, 1995 at 11 a.m.

from the Fagen-Miller Funeral Gardens, 2828 Highway Ave., Highland, with burial

at the Assumption Cemetery,Glenwood, Illinois. Friends may call at the funeral

home on Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Barney was a retired teacher with the Hammond School System with 38

years of service; he was active in Highland politics for 20 years being a

former member of the Highland Planning Commission, Sanitation Board and past

Precinct Committeeman. He was a veteran of World War II; a member of the

Disabled American Veterans; member of McKinley Masonic Lodge #712 of

Schererville and the Highland Lions Club. He was a graduate of Hammond Tech

High School, Ball State University and Purdue University.

Carrie Broadway

Carrie Broadway, 80, of East Chicago, Indiana, formerly of Chicago,

Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 1995, at St. Catherine Hospital.

She is survived by one nephew, Sharif (Helen) Ahmad of East Chicago, Indiana

and many close friends from Chicago and East Chicago.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 28, 1995 at 11 a.m.

from the Allen Funeral Home, 3546 Guthrie St.,East Chicago, Indiana, with the

Rev. Darnell Jackson officiating. Burial at Lincoln Cemetery, Chicago,

Illinois. Visitation Friday evening 5 to 7 p.m. at the Allen Funeral Home.

ALLEN FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements 219-398-7065.

Cecelia C. Cap

Cecelia C. Cap, 56, late of Hegewisch, passed away Wednesday, January

25, 1995 at St. Mary Hospital in Centralia, IL. She was born November 1, 1938

in Hammond to the late Albert and Catherine Cap. She is survived by three

brothers, Joseph (Josephine) Cap, Ted (Virginia) Cap and John (late Arlene)

Cap; three sisters, Helen (Walter) Gasiecki, Michalene (Edward) Ciezkiewicz and

Ann (Edward) Stanclik; many nieces and nephews.

Services Monday, January 30, 1995, 9 a.m. from Opyt Funeral Home, 13350

Baltimore Ave., Hegewisch, to St. Florian Church for 9:30 a.m. Mass. Interment

at Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m.

Opal Mae Cogdill

Opal Mae Cogdill, 64, of Hammond, passed away Wednesday, January 25,

1995. She is survived by two sons, James Cogdill of Portage and George (Terry)

Cogdill of Hammond; four daughters, Charlotte Hipp of Hammond, Debbie (Michael)

Walsh of Illinois, Pam (Dan) Borries of Illinois and Tina (Steve) Murchak of

Portage; 15 grandchildren; mother, Edna Rudman of Hammond; two sisters, Ruby

Eggebrecht of Calumet City and Dorothy (Otis) Cochran of Schererville.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 28, 1995, 11:15 a.m. at

the Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel and a Mass of Christian burial will be offered

at St. Michael Church at 12 Noon with Rev. Terrence Chase officiating. Burial

at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Friends may meet with the family Friday

2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (2 blks

south of Ridge Road), Highland, Indiana.

Mrs. Cogdill was a member of St. Michael Church of Schererville. Prayer

service Friday 7 p.m.

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Lewis Dugan

Lewis, Dugan, 74,of Calumet City, Illinois,formerly of Roseland. Beloved

husband of Charlene R. Dugan (nee Bohmeier); loving father of Darlene A.

(William) Cebuhar and Paula L. Gbur; dearest grandfather of Louis C. Gbur;

former father-in- law of Andrew C. Gbur; dear brother of Helen (Donald) Jordan

and Tillie (the late Marvin) Taylor; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services Saturday, January 28, 1995, 8:45 am from the Rosemoor

Funeral Home, 17943 S. Torrence Avenue, Lansing, IL, to St. Jude the Apostle

Church, 880 East 154th St., South Holland, IL. Mass 9;30 a.m. Visitation

Thursday 6 to 9 p.m. and Friday 2 to 9 p.m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery.

Lewis was a WW II Army veteran, former employee for the City of Chicago

Forestry Department. 708-474-2404.

Stephen B. Fowdy "Babe"

Stephen B. Fowdy, 79, of Munster, Indiana, passed away Monday, January 23,

1995. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Miriam (nee Antilla), one son,

John Fowdy of Orlando, Florida; one daughter, Kathy Fowdy-Dorr of Highland,IN;

two grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn Dorr and Stephen Roy Fowdy; one brother,

Michael (Monte) Fowdy, of Michiana Shores, IN; one sister, Helen Fowdy, of

Merrillville, IN; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are private. Interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery,

Hammond, IN. Burns-Kish Funeral Home, Munster, in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Fowdy retired as a superintendant from the School City of Whiting.

Served with the U.S. Army Air Corp. in the European Theater during World War

II. Memorial contributions to a charity of your choice in his memory would be

appreciated.

Herbert Gerlach

Herbert Gerlach, 86, of Schererville, Indiana,passed away Wednesday,

January 25, 1995. He is survived by three sons, Herbert (Dee) of Crete,

Illinois, James (Joyce) of Grant Park, Illinois and Richard (Mary Jane) of

Schererville; two daughters, Kathleen (Clarence) Kistler of Schererville and

Mary Sue (John) Plohg of Griffith; 13 grandchildren, Sandy, Suzanne, Lisa,

Debby, Bonnie, Connie, Chris, Cindy, Tim, Tom, Don, Paulette, and Kelly; three

great-grandchildren, Tommy, Becky and Andrew; brother, Lawrence (Margaret) of

Chicago; three sisters-in-law, Theresa Britton of Schererville and Lorraine

and Bernice Gerlach, both of St. John; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 28, 1995, 10 a.m. from the

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

East of Cline Ave.), with 10:30 a.m. Mass at St.Michael The Archangel Catholic

Church of Schererville with Rev. Patrick Connolly officiating. At rest,

St.Michael Cemetery, Schererville. Friends are invited to call at the funeral

home Friday, 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm.

Mr. Gerlach was a member of St.Michael Catholic Church of Schererville

and was formerly employed at the Lake Hills Golf Course with 50 years of

service and Lansing Sportsman's Club with 15 years of service.

Charles C. Healy

Charles C. Healy, 71, of Hammond, passed away Wednesday, January 25,

1995, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Frances; seven children,

Ray (Vicki) Jarvis of Palm Desert, California, Dianna Hillings of Michigan

City, Indiana, Roxanna (fiance, Dennis Falk) Blankenship, Debra (Rudy) Vezmar,

Ron Healy, Edward Healy and Tami Healy, all of Hammond; nine grandchildren and

two great grandchildren. Preceded in death by a son, Chris.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 28, 1995 at 10 a.m. from

the Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Ave., Hessville, with Dr. Johnny Colsten

officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Friends are

invited to call at Bocken Funeral Home Friday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Healy was a resident of the Calumet area for over 40 years; a World

War II U.S. Army veteran; retired in 1981 after 26 years as a crane operator at

LTV and she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hammond. In lieu of

flowers, memorials would be appreciated to the family.

Charles F. Kroll

"Big Chuck"

Charles F. Kroll "Big Chuck", 49, of Crown Point, passed away on

Tuesday, January 24, 1995, at his home.

Mr. Kroll worked as caretaker and electrician for Southlake Speedway for

over 14 years.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 28, 1995, 9 a.m. at

the Geisen Funeral Home, 109 North East St., Crown Point, Indiana. Private

burial will precede services at Maplewood Cemetery, Crown Point. For more

information call Geisen Funeral Home at 219-663-2501.

Sophie Mazurek

Sophie Mazurek, 83, of Hammond, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, January 24,

1995. She is survived by her sister, Josephine DeHenes of Whiting; several

nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Bennie Mazurek in

1992 and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 27th, 1995, 9:30 a.m. at

the Solan Funeral Home, 7109 Calumet Avenue, Hammond for 10 a.m.Mass of

Christian. Burial at St.Mary Church with Rev. Louis Wozniak officiating.

Burial, St.John Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family Thursday from 2 to

5. Rosary service at 2:30 pm.

Mrs. Mazurek was a member of St.Mary Church and a lifelong area resident.

Helen G. Patrick

Helen G. Patrick, a resident of Whiting, passed away Thursday, January

26, 1995, at home, after a long illness. Beloved sister of Betty and Josephine

Patrick of Whiting, with whom she made her home, also Ann (late Nick) Ference

of Munster, Theresa (Tom) Wilson of Florida and Dorothy (Edward) Gergor of

Whiting; beloved sister of Jerry (late Lillian) Patrick of DeMotte; beloved

aunt of Larry and Denise Yakish of Whiting, Bob (Pam) Ference of Lisle,

Illinois, Pat (Harold) Lewin of Lemont, Illinois, Beverly (Greg) Moss of

Waterford, Michigan, Tom (Annette) Wilson of Randolph, N.J. Kathy (Richard)

Mindock of Manasses, Virginia, Bill Gregor of Knox, Indiana, Mary Lou (George)

Cooper of Whiting, Ed Gregor of Whiting, Chris Gregor of Whiting, Tom Patrick

of Crown Point, Susan (Dan) Lelito of Hammond, Carol (Steve) Switkowski of St.

John; beloved great aunt of many great nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by

her parents, Joseph and Mary Patrick and a sister, Marie (late John) Yakish.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 28, 1995, 9:30 a.m. at the

Owens Funeral Home, Calumet Ave. & 119th St., Whiting, with 10 a.m. Mass at St.

John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Whiting with Father John E. Kalicky,

C.PP.S. officiating. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery, Hammond. Friends may

call at the funeral home Friday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Helen was a member of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Union; member of

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church- whose members will offer prayers at the

funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Adam Prymula

Adam Prymula, 88, a 65 year resident of Calumet City, passed away

Wednesday, January 25, 1995, at the Glenwood Terrace Nursing Home in Glenwood,

Illinois. He is survived by his son, Adam Anthony Prymula; one daughter, Connie

Prymula, bothof Calumet City; sister, Sr. Mary Clementine Prymula S.S.J.

T.O.S.F. of Chicago, Illinois; brother, Chester Prymula of Michigan City,

Indiana; he was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Prymula.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, Januaury 28, 1995, 9;30 am prayers

from the Hennessy-Nowak Funeral Home, 400 Pulaski Road, (154th St.) Calumet

City, To St. Andrew the Apostle Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment Holy Cross

Cemetery. Visitation Friday 5 to 9 pm.

Mr.Prymula was a retired 38 year employee of Combustion Engineering; a

member of US Steel Workers Union of America and a long time member of St.Andrew

Church.

Dennis M. Raila

Dennis M. Raila, 39, late of Hobart, Indiana, passed away Wednesday,

January 18, 1995. He is survived by his mother, Mary Jeka; sister Andrea L.

Baron; two brothers, Phillip A. and Samuel D. (Peggy) Raila; three nephews,

James Baron, Bryan and Johnathan Raila; four nieces, Jessica Baron, April

(Thomas) Nawrocki, Aimee and Natalie Raila; two great nephews, Jordan and

William Baron; dear friend, Maureen Bernacki and several aunts, uncles and

cousins.

A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, January 28, 1995, at St. Andrew the

Apostle Church, 768 Lincoln, Calumet City, IL., Mass 11 a.m. with Rev. Martin

Michniewicz as Celebrant and Rev. Joseph Mulcrone, Chaplain to the deaf, as

sign language interpreter. Mr. Raila was a civilian employee of the U.S. Army

in Washington D.C.; Treasurer and member of the Deaf Club of Northwest Indiana.

Contributions to Hospice of the Calumet Area or Aids Research would be

appreciated. Arrangements by the Hennessy-Nowak Funeral Home of Calumet City,

Illinois.

Herbert L. Roberts

Herbert L. Roberts, 58, of Highland,Indiana, passed away Wednesday,

January 25, 1995. He is survived by his wife, Florene; two daughters, Kathleen

Roberts of Indianapolis and Karen (Steven) Hirlston of South Bend; two step

sons, Theodore Witham of Griffith and Lewis Witham of Calumet City; one

grandson, Jason; three brothers, Patrick Gray, Michael Carter and James

(Rhonda) Gray; one sister, Jacine (Dwain) Smiley.

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 27, 1995, 6 p.m. at the

Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Daniel Sutherin officiating. Cremation,

Oakland Memory Lanes, Dolton Illinois. Friends may meet with the family on

Friday 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Rd.(2 blocks

south of Ridge Road),Highland.

Mr. Roberts was founder of the New Horizons Single Club; a veteran of the

U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict and a member of the New Elliott

Volunteer Fire Department.

John B. "Jack"

Rochford, Jr.

John B. "Jack" Rochford, Jr., 85, formerly of Gary, a Hobart resident for

13 years, passed away in his home on Thursday, January 26, 1995. He is survived

by his wife of 57 years, Mary F. Rochford of Hobart; two sons, John B. "Chip"

(Debra) Rochford of Kouts, Indiana, and James L. (Judy) Rochford of Culver,

Indiana; eight grandchildren: Sandra (Sean) Colyer, John Rochford, David Gut,

Jeremy Rochford, Tom Rochford, Stephanie Rochford, Kim Rochford and Jason

Rochford; one great grandson, Holden Rochford; three sisters-in-law, Billie

Rochford of Hobart, Elizabeth Detterline of Munster and Martha Rochford of

Griffith. Preceded in death by his parents, John B. Sr. and Charlotte Thomkins

Rochford and six brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be Monday, January 30, 1995 at 9:15 a.m. from the

Burns Funeral Home, (Hobart), corner of Rt 51 and 7th St., to St. Bridget

Church, Hobart for 10 a.m. Funeral Mass, Rev. Dominic V. Bertino officiating.

Interment, Mount Mercy Cemetery, Gary. Friends may call on Sunday 1 to 4 and 6

to 8 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home (Hobart). Prayer service Sunday 3:30 p.m.

Mr. Rochford was a member of St. Bridget Church; the Friendly Sons of

Erin; Plumbers Local 433 for 55 years and a veteran of World War II, U.S. Army

Medical Corps, serving in Italy. The Rochford family was one of the pioneering

families of Gary; part owners and operator of Rochford Plumbing and Heating in

Gary for many years and former plumbing foreman for the School City of Gary and

retired with 27 years of service.

Fred T. Schaerr

The death of Fred T. Schaerr, 90, of Blackwood Road, Brookfield,

Connecticut, occured at the Danbury Hospital on Wednesday evening. He was the

husband of Marie G. VanDyke Schaerr. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. October 9,

1904, the son of William and Dora Immoor Schaerr and attended Brooklyn schools.

He lived in Bedford, N.Y. for 25 years prior to moving to Brookfield 20 years

ago. He had been employed in the Long Lines Division of American Telephone and

Telegraph for 51 years retiring in 1969. He was a member of the Telephone

Pioneers of America. Beside his wife he is survived by son, Frederick W.

Schaerr of Munster, Indiana; a sister, Dorothy Lane of New York City; two

grandsons, Christopher and Scott Marinaro, both of Katonah, N.Y.; several

nieces and a nephew.

Private services will be held at the Brookfield Funeral Home, 786 Federal

Rd., Brookfield, CT. Private burial will be in George Washington Memorial Park,

Paramus, New Jersey. There are no calling hours. 203-775-3555

Margaret M. Stutler

Margaret M. Stutler, 77, of Dyer, formerly of Rockville, Indiana,

entered into her eternal home Wednesday, January 25, 1995, at the Meridian

Nursing Center, Dyer. Survived by her three sons, Gary (Lynne) Stutler of Dyer,

Larry (Gail) Stutler of Schererville and Dennis Stutler of Highland; daughter,

Kathleen (Rodger) Butler of Riverview, Florida; former daughter-in-law, Sharon

Stutler of Crown Point; sister, Glennie Cleland of Mass City, Michigan; nine

grandchildren, four great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her husband, Wayne L. and sisters Beatrice and Mina.

Funeral services Saturday, January 28, 1995, 10 a.m. at the C. J. Huber

Funeral Home, 722 - 165th St., Hammond, (one blk west of Calumet Ave.), with

Rev. Randi Harrison , officiating. Burial at Memory Garden Cemetery, Rockville,

Indiana. Friends may call at the C.J. Huber Funeral Home Friday 2 to 5 and 7 to

9 p.m.

Mrs. Stutler attended the First Christian Church of Dyer. She was a

devoted mother and wife, a long time resident of Dyer and she will be missedby

all that knew and loved her.

Edmund F.

Trembczynski

Edmund F. Trembczynski, 75, of Calumet City, passed away Thursday, January

26, 1995, at St. Margaret Mercy Hospital. Survived by his wife, Lillian M.;

son, Stephen Trembczynski of Calumet City; granddaughter, Melissa of Clarendon

Hills, Illinois; six sisters, Cecilia J. Kawalski, Loretta T. Miller and

Patricia (James) Miotke, all of Calumet City, Georgianna (Ron) Smith of Spring

Texas, Sister M. Elizabeth Trembczynski of Des Plaines, Illinois and Rosalie

(Tom) Fasiang of Wood Dale, Illinois; two brothers, John (Val) Trembczynski of

Calumet City and James (Phyllis) Trembczynski of Crown Point, Indiana; two

sisters-in-law, Lorraine (late Thomas) Trembczynski of Calumet City and Nancy

(late William) Trem of Bermuda Dune, California; numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Sophie Trembczynski and brothers,

Richard and Robert. Mr. Trembczynski was a member of American Legion Post

330; V.F.W. Ehinger Bros Post 8141 and the Sunshine Club of St. Andrew Church.

Cremation, Oakland Memory Lanes. A Memorial Mass will be held on

Thursday, February 2, 1995 at St. Andrew Church in Calumet City, Illinois at 10

a.m. Castle Hill (Czechanski) Funeral Home of Calumet City in charge of

arrangements. 312-862-4481.

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