Raleigh Burns, Jr.
Raleigh Burns, Jr., 49, formerly of Gary, Indiana, passed away in St.
Louis, Missouri on Monday, December 16, 1996.
Funeral arrangements are being completed at the Burns Funeral Home (corner
of 101st & Broadway), Merrillville/Crown Point Chapel. For further information
Gwendolyn Adams Crable
Gwendolyn Adams Crable, 45, passed away at Methodist Northlake on Sunday,
December 15, 1996. Former employee of Dr. Simpson. Former employee of St. Mary
Hospital. A graduate of East Chicago Washington High. Member of Holy Bethel
M.B. Church; Bible study group. Survivors are husband Waynard Crable of Gary,
IN.; one daughter, Erika L. Adams of Alexandria, VA.; mother, Allie (Willie)
Clark of Gary, IN.; three brothers, Howard (Alfreda) Pickett of Downing CA.,
Frank (Trudy) Pickett of Gary, IN., Harry J Pickett of Los Angeles, CA.; two
sisters, Brenda Flakes of Gary, IN., and Linda King of Walker Spring, AL.;
three aunts, Nellie (Dave) Walker of Gary, IN., Ledora Pickett of Thomasville,
AL. and Vera Dickerson of Gary, IN.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and
Visitation Thursday, December 19th from 12 to 8 p.m. Family hour 7 to 8
p.m. at Guy & Allen Funeral Chapel, 2959 W. 11th Ave., Gary, IN. Funeral
service Friday, December 20, 1996, 11 a.m. at Holy Bethel Missionary Baptist
Church, 810 Harrison St., Rev. S. Dye officiating.Interment, Oak Hill Cemetery.
Professional Services rendered by Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
Banito Diaz , Sr.
Banito Diaz, Sr., 88, of East Chicago, IN., passed away Monday, December
16 1996. Survived by his wife, Dominga; two sons, Denito (Irma) Diaz Jr. of
Crown Point and Luis Diaz of Illinois; two daughters, Maricela (Daniel) Gil of
East Chicago and Maria (Guillermo) Quiroz of East Chicago; seven grandchildren;
one great granddaughter; and one sister, Eugenia Diaz of Mexico.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 19, 1996 at 9:15 a.m. at
the Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel and a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered
at St. Mary Church with Rev. Stephen Gibson officiating. Burial at Catholic
Cemeteries, Hammond. Friends may meet with the family Wednesday 2 to 5 and 7 to
9 p.m at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (2 blks south of Ridge
Road), Highland, IN.
Mr. Diaz was a member of St. Mary Church, East Chicago. Retired from
Inland Steel with 24 years service. Prayer service recited Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Olivia Ferrer, 68 of Miami, Florida, formerly of East Chicago, Indiana,
passed away on Thursday, December 12, 1996. Survived by her husband of 48
years, Efrain E. Ferrer; five sons, Joseph E. (Marjorie) Ferrer of Del Ray
Beach, FL., L. Daniel (Dr. Denise Kufeldt) Ferrer of Perrine, FL., Carlos D.
(April) Ferrer of Eaton Rapids, MI., Dr. Albert Ferrer of Orlando, FL. and
Richard E. (Linda) Ferrer of Tulsa, OK.; 12 grandchildren; sister, Alicia
Franco dePerez of Guadalajara Mexico. Preceded in death by grandson, Emilio
Ferrer of Tulsa, OK. in 1995.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 17, 1996 in Miami, Florida.
Entombment at Woodlawn So. Cemetery, Miami, FL. A family and friends memorial
service will be held Friday, December 20, 1996 at 6 P.M. at the Fife Funeral
Home, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, Indiana, with the Rev. Donald
Weaver officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family at the funeral
home one hour prior to the service.
Mrs. Ferrer leaves her family and countless friends, both in Florida and
her birth place of East Chicago. She served 45 years as a community activist
and volunteer to numerous church, school and civic organizations, beginning
with migrant workers rights in 1952, and including 22 years at Catholic Family
Services in East Chicago. A crowning achievement she held in highest esteem was
her organization of the "Friendship Club" within the Hispanic community and
their joint organization with the East Chicago Schools of the annual Teachers
Appreciation Week. Mrs. Ferrer was foremost a pillar in the community, beloved
wife, mother, grandmother and dedicated friend. She retired to Miami, Florida,
F. Burton Hofferth
Frederick Burton Hofferth, 64, of Lac du Flambeau, WI., died suddenly on
Saturday, December 14, 1996 at home. He was born January 3, 1932 in
Crawfordsville, IN., son of the late Frederick Phillip and Jennie Lucille (nee
Biggart) Hofferth. In 1954 he married the former Ruth K. Busser in Cincinnati,
OH., she survives. Burt and his wife have lived in many places including,
Texas, Oklahoma, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Guam and 11 years in Tokyo before
moving to Lac du Flambeau in 1985. Burt was a publisher/printer for
Encyclopedia Britannica. He served as President for the Chicago Book Clinic. He
was a member of the Great Books Discussion Group, an avid golfer, fisherman,
and Hamm Radio Operator. He was and active member of the Lac du Flambeau Lions
Club, Community Presbyterian Church of Lac du Flambeau, where he served as
church treasurer and the Lac du Flambeau Improvement Association. Burt served
his country as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. Survivors besides his wife Ruth
include two sons, Dan (Kathi) of Phoenix, AZ. and Kerry (Anita) of Guam; a
brother, James (Patricia) of St. Louis, MO. and four grandchildren, Jerrod,
Aaron, Ciara and Jennifer.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, December 18, 1996 at 1:30 p.m.
at the Community Presbyterian Church in Lac du Flambeau, Rev. Jack Harle
officiating. Memorial donations may be given to the Lac du Flambeau Community
Presbyterian Church or to the charity of choice. Campbell Funeral Home,
Woodruff, WI. 715-356-6006.
Lillian Edith Howarth
Lillian Edith Howarth, 86, of Munster, IN. passed away on Monday,
December 16, 1996 at The Community Hospital, Munster. She is survived by two
loving nephews, Bernard (Janet) Bolls of Schererville and William (Deborah)
Howarth of Munster; two loving nieces, Grace (John) Allen of Munster and Mary
Jane (Michael) Knowles of Mauii, Hawaii.
Private services will be held for the family. Burial will take place at
Oak Hill Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Memorials may be made to the First
Presbyterian Church of Hammond in her loving memory. Burns-Kish Funeral Home of
Munster in charge of arrangements.
Delena V. Jennings
Delena V. Jennings, 83, of Whiting, IN., passed away Monday, December 16,
1996 at St. Margaret Hospital. Beloved wife and mother of the late Chester R.
Jennings and daughter, Marguerite. Loving mother of Larry (Diane) Jennings and
Shirley (Donnie) Smith, all of Whiting; four grandchildren; James (Pam) Smith
of Crown Point, Brian, Brad and Brett Jennings all of Whiting; three great
grandchildren, Jillian, Jessica and Jordan Smith, all of Crown Point; three
sisters, Typhena (Willard) Southard of Kentucky, Omal Dale (Jim) Butler of
Kentucky and Louise Iski (Jessie) Saucedo of Whiting; three brothers, Otis
(Jean) McConnell of Kentucky, Orville (Stacy) McConnell of Florida and Finis
(Velma) McConnell of Kentucky; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in
death by one step-brother, Harvey McConnell, three step-sisters, Marie Hughes,
Lavada Murphy and Fannie McConnell, her father, Bert Atchison, mother, Chloe
Atchison McConnell (nee Rafferty) and step-father, Otis L. McConnell.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 19, 1996, 10 a.m. at the
Owens Funeral Home, Calumet Ave. & 119th St., Whiting, IN., with Rev. Aaaron
McCombs officiating. Burial at Concordia Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Friends may
call at the funeral home Wednesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mrs. Jennings was a member of the Whiting First Church of Christ and a
lifelong resident of Whiting. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother
who loved to cook and tend her flowers.
Ruth Kepperling of Hammond entered into her eternal home Monday,
December 16, 1996 at Town Center, Merrillville. She is survived by her three
grandchildren, Tom (Sally) Kepperling of Hebron, Kathleen (Andrew) Simpson of
Lakes of the Four Seasons and Karen (Robert) Selva of Schererville; two great
grandchildren, Donald and David Kepperling. Preceded in death by her husband
Ray and son, Donald Ray Kepperling.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 20, 1996 10 a.m. at the C.J.
Huber Funeral Home, 722-165th Street, Hammond (one block west of Calumet
Avenue) with the Rev. Leroy Fassett officiating. Burial at Elmwood Cemetery,
Hammond, IN. Friends may call at the C.J. Huber Funeral Home on Thursday
evening from 7 to 9 p.m.
Mrs. Kepperling was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Highland.
She retired from the Edward C. Minas Company with 35 years of service in the
office; a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Knox Chapter #447. She will
be missed by all that knew and lover her.
Rose Mangiaracina, 97, of Portage, IN., passed away on Monday, December
16, 1996. Survived by one son, Richard (Joyce) of Lowell; one grandson, Frank
and two great grandsons, Nicholas and Benjamin Mangiaracina, all of Kansas;
and also nieces.
Friends may call Wednesday 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rendina Funeral
Home 5100 Celveland St., Merrillville, Indiana. Prayer service Wednesday at
3:30 p.m. Funeral Thursday 10 a.m. at the chapel with Rev. Robert Tokarz
officiating. Interment in Calumet Park Mausoleum, Merrillville, IN.
Myrtle McCarty, 72, of Hessville, passed away Monday, December 16, 1996 at
St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago. She is survived by three children,
Patricia (Stephen) Slat of Hessville, Marvin (Lynn) McCarty and Donald (Pam)
McCarty, both of Crown Point; nine grandchildren, Victoria (Peter) Vasquez,
Laura (Craig) Carpenter, Paula (Chris) Ronning, Tracie (Chris) Kerulis, Shawn,
David, Jon, Julie and Courtney McCarty; three sisters, Marie Hunter and Ida
Patterson, both of Griffith and Wanda (Carl) DeHaven of Kentucky; brother, Jack
(Segal) Marsh of Cedar Lake; two sisters-in-law, Vivian Marsh of Hammond and
Thelma Marsh of Kentucky; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her
husband Marvin McCarty, Sr. in 1978.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 18, 1996, 11 a.m. from
Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Ave., Hessville, IN. with Dr. Johnny Colsten
of the First Baptist Church of Hammond officiating. Burial at Elmwood Cemetery,
Hammond, IN. Friends are invited to call at the Bocken Funeral Home on Tuesday
from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mrs. McCarty was a resident of the Calumet area for over 50 years. Donations
would be appreciated in favor of Hospice of the Calumet Area.
Ronald J. "Red" McDonald
Ronald J. "Red" McDonald, 58, of Hobart, IN., passed away at St. Mary
Medical Center, Hobart, on Monday, December 16, 1996. He was retired from U.S.
Steel Gary Works as a Systems Analyst. Member of the Gary Sportsmen Club and
Supervisors Club. Preceded in death by parents, James and Eleanor McDonald.
Survived by his wife, Barbara A. McDonald of Hobart; two daughters, Kathleen
(James) Belmont of Valparaiso and Maureen Black of Hobart; one son, Erik
McDonald of Hobart; four grandchildren, Crystal, Lee, Jasmine and Beau; two
brothers, William A. (Paulette) McDonald of Merrillville and James D. McDonald
of Lake Station; one nephew, Kevin McDonald of Merrillville; and numerous
loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 20, 1996 at 9:15 a.m. from
the Geisen Funeral Home, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville, IN., to St. Mark Church
for a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass, Rev. Robert P. Gehring officiating. Burial to
follow at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. Friends may call on Thursday
2 to 9 p.m. at the Geisen Funeral Home Chapel.
Margaret "Peggy" McMillen
Margaret "Peggy" McMillen, 53, of Hammond, passed away on Sunday, December
15 1996 at her residence. She survived by husband Charles F.; one
step-daughter, Wendy (John) Cwiklinski of Morocco, IN.; one step-son, Kyle
McMillen of Arizona; two grandchildren, Emily and Alexis; five sisters, Marlene
(Dave) Ressler, Beverly (Dean) Zimmeran, Martha (James) Pulver, Betty Ann
(Donald) Penn and Alice (William) Mitchell; three brothers, Fred (Juanita)
Boles, Thomas Boles and Robert (Carol) Boles; many nieces and nephews; and
beloved friend, Laurie O'Brien.
Funeral services Thursday, December 19, 1996, 10 a.m. at the Anthony and
Dziadowicz Funeral Home, 4404 Cameron Ave., Hammond, IN. (two blks east of
Hohman, 1 blk north of Gostlin) with Rev. Nick Tomeo officiating. Burial at Oak
Hill Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mary Miga, 85, of Gary, IN., passed away on Saturday, December 14, 1996.
She is survived by one daughter, Elaine (Earl) Jackson of Ft. Wayne, IN.; one
son, George Miga of Gary, IN.; five grandchildren, Earl (Cathy) Jackson of VA.,
Karen Jackson of MN., Kristin (David) Benware, Jennifer (Tim) Dinga and Tom
Miga, all of Schererville, IN.; six great grandchildren, Benjamin Andreachi,
Gambit Meeks, Christopher Jackson, Tyler Benware, Morgan and Mason Dinga; one
brother, Victor Vargo of Gary, IN.; one daughter-in-law, Doree Miga; several
nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, John Miga.
Funeral service will be held Thursday, December 19, 1996 at 11 a.m. from
the Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster, IN., with Father John
Ionita officiating. Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Visitation
will be on Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m.
Mrs. Miga was a former member of St. Nicholas Church of Indiana Harbor.
James Chester Mola
James Chester Mola, 75, of Munster, IN., passed away on Sunday, December
15, 1996. Survived by his loving wife, Bernice; three sons, Dr. James H. Mola
of Munster, Leo R. (Carla) Mola of Merrillville and Ronald J. Mola of Munster;
five grandchildren, Jennifer, Brian, Daniel, Marcus and Christopoher; three
sisters, Carmella Spiccia of Crown Point, Rose (Sebastian) Paratore of
Schererville and Angela Mola of Crown Point; one brother, Anthony (Julie) Mola
of Hammond; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be at the Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Ave.,
Munster IN., Wednesday, December 18th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral
services Thursday, December 19, 1996 at 9:15 from the funeral home chapel with
10 a.m. Mass at St. Thomas More Church. Interment at Calumet Park Cemetery,
Mr. Mola was a retired employee of LTV with 30 years service; member of
A.A.R.P.; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; and a member of St.
Thomas More Church. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice in his
memory. James was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and will be greatly
Nancy M. Parker
Nancy M. Parker, 56, of Schererville, IN. entered into her eternal home
on Monday, December 17, 1996 at The Community Hospital, Munster. She is
survived by her brother, Alfred L. Parker of Hammond; sisters, Joan (Herbert)
L. Bittick of Schererville, Rosemary (Jerry) L. Kobeszka of Highland and
Loretta N. Vavercan of Hammond; beloved aunt, Mildred Schuler of Roanoke, IL.;
companion, Holly Parker of Schererville; many nieces and nephews and dear
friends, neighbors and co-workers. Preceded in death by her parents Velda F.
and Breta L. Parker; two sisters E. Ruth Blizzard and June A. Vicari and
brother, Charles E. Parker.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 19, 1996, 11 a.m at the
C.J. Huber Funeral Home, 722-165th Street, Hammond, IN. (one block west of
Calumet Avenue) with the Rev. Daniel Sutherin officiating. Burial at Concordia
Cemetery, Hammond. Friends may call at the C.J. Huber Funeral home on
Wednesday, December 18th from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Nancy Parker retired from the American Bar Association with 27 years of
service. She will be missed by all that knew and lover her. In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to the following organizations: The American Heart
Assoc., The American Kidney Assoc. and the American Diabetic Assoc.
Virginia L. Richwalski
Virginia L. Richwalski of Gary, formerly of Hammond, passed away on
Saturday December 14, 1996. Survived by two brothers, Frank (Lois) Richwalski
of Schererville and Jerome (LuAnne) Richwalski of Mesa, Arizona; and several
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 18, 1996, 10 a.m. at the
Virgil Huber Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Friends may call on Tuesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virgil Huber
Funeral Home Hessville Chapel, 7051 Kennedy Ave.
Virginia was lifelong resident of Hammond moving to Gary a short time ago.
Former member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and a present member of the
Lake County Association for the Retarded. Employed by Goodwill of Indiana for
Joseph J. Romeo, Sr.
Joseph J. Romeo, Sr., 72, of Valparaiso, formerly of Glen Park passed
away Monday, December 16, 1996. Survived by his wife of 45 years, Rose; four
children, Joseph (Liz) Romeo, Jr. of Merrillville, Jean Jovanovich of Portage,
James (Karin) Romeo and John Romeo, both of Valparaiso; two brothers, Sam
(Ilene) Romeo of Hobart and Martin Romeo of Illinois and grandchildren, Bret,
Ryan, Sven, Jennifer and Colleen Romeo and Lori and Valerie Jovanovich.
Mr. Romeo was a retired Pipefitter for the Inland Steel Co. with 31 years
of service, a member of Nativity of Our Savior Church in Portage and a World
War II Army veteran.
Friends may call at Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service, 6360 Broadway,
Merrillville, IN. on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 5 and 7
to 9 p.m. Prayer service Thursday 3:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held
Friday, December 20th at 10 am. DIRECTLY at Nativity of Our Savior Church in
Porage, with Rev. Kevin McCarthy officiating. Burial at Calumet Park Cemetery.
Mr. Romeo will be viewed at the church Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of
the funeral mass. Memorials preferred to the family.
Mary Ryan, 91, of Whiting, IN., passed away Tuesday, December 17, 1996
at St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago. She is survived by three brothers,
John A. Ryan and Thomas R. (Ann) Ryan, both of Whiting and Andrew Ryan of
Pacific, CA.; niece, Nancy Ann Lyons; two nephews, Thomas J. Ryan and Terry
Ryan; five great nieces, Ann Marie and Patricia Lyons, Beth Ann, Barbara and
Vicki Ryan; and great nephew, Kevin Lyons. Preceded in death by her parents,
Joseph and Barbara Ryan, sister, Ann Ryan and two brothers, Joseph and Stephen
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 20, 1996, 9:30 a.m. at the
Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting, IN., and a Mass of Christian
Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church,
Whiting, with the Rev. Edward C. Homco, C.PP.S. officiating. Interment at St.
John Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Visitation at the funeral home Thursday 2 to 5 and
6 to 8 p.m. The St. John Rosary Society, together with members of the parish
will offer prayers at the funeral home on Thursday at 4 p.m.
Mary was a lifelong resident of Whiting; a member of St. John the Baptist
Catholic Church, Whiting, where she was an active Sacristy worker for many
years and member of the Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Ladies
Pennsylvania Slovak Catholic Union Branch #79. 219-659-4400.
Bruce Sabalaskey, 78, of East Chicago, IN. passed away Sunday, December
15, 1996 at Munster Med-Inn. Survived by wife, Albina (Kobe) Sabalaskey of East
Chicago; one son, Bruce (Laura) Sabalaskey of Naperville, IL.; one daughter,
Sandra (John) Corak of Hebron, IN.; six grandchildren, Sarah, Steven and Brian
Sabalaskey of Naperville, IL., Jenny, Missy and Christopher Corak of Hebron,
IN.; two nieces and one nephew from Westville, Illinois. Preceded in death by
his parents, Matthew and Amelia (Shimkus) Sabalaskey and brother, John.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 19, 1996 at 10:30 a.m.
from Huber's Funeral Home, 905 West Chicago Ave., East Chicago, IN. and 11 a.m.
from St. Stanislaus Church with Rev. Stanley Witek officiating. Burial at St.
John Cemetery, Hammond. Friends may visit with the family Wednesday from 3 to
8 p.m. at the chapel.
Mr. Sabalaskey was a member of St. Stanislaus Church; retired from Inland
Steel; member of Local #1010 Steel Workers Union; volunteeer worker for
Marian Work of Atonement of St. Charbel Order; veteran of World War II and
Purple Heart Recipient; member of American Legion Allied Post #369 who will
Post Colors on Wednesday at 7 p.m and hold full military services on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, Mass stipends would be appreciated.
Esther Mary Skibinski
Esther Mary Skibinski, (nee Swiderski), 73, late of Calumet City, IL.,
passed away Monday, December 16, 1996. Beloved wife of the late Edward
"Skipper" Skibinski; loving mother of Kerry (Edward) Bobbie, James Edward
(Edith) and late Linda Mary Skibinski; dear daughter of the late Joseph and
Gabryela Swiderski; proud grandmother of Scott Adam Skibinski; sister of
Raymond (Priscilla) Swiderski; dear aunt of Keith and Karen; dear sister-in-law
of Harold (Alice), Joann (late Eugene) and John (Jean); fond aunt of Dale,
Gale, Kathy, David, Donna, Jay, John, Cindy, Robert and Kim.
Visitation Thursday 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral Friday, 10 a.m. from Drumm Funeral
Home, 1200 East 162nd St., (one block west of the Calumet Expresway on US 6),
South Holland, IL., Mass 11 a.m. at St. Andrew the Apostle Church. Interment
at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Mrs. Skibinski was a member of St. Andrew's Choir, Sunshine Club, A.A.R.P.
and the Rosary Guild. 708-333-0011.
Harry C. Slazyk
Harry C. Slazyk, 59, of Hammond, IN. passed away Sunday, December 15,
1996. He is survived by his mother, Helen J. Slazyk of Hammond, IN.; one son,
William Slazyk of East Chicago, IN.; three nieces, Kathleen (Richard Powell)
Brown of Bloomington, IN., Christina (Bill) Turner of Wagner, OK. and Annette
Carter of Bloomington, IN.; three great nieces, one great nephew, one cousin,
Alan (Mary) Patka of Hammond, IN. Preceded in death by his father, Charles
Slazyk and sister, Sally Harrison.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 19, 1996 at 9:30 a.m. from
LaHayne Funeral Home, DALTON CHAPEL, 6955 Southeastern Ave., Hammond, IN., and
10 a.m. Mass at St. Mary Church, Hammond, IN. with Rev. Peter Muha officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mr. Slazyk was a lifetime resident of this area and worked as a Heavy
Equipment Operator at LTV Steel Co. for 41 years. Further information
Mary Weitzel Virginia Brandt Stooksbury
Mary Weitzel Virginia Brandt Stooksbury, 67, died Saturday, December
14, 1996 at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, TN. Mrs. Stooksbury was a
Licensed Practical Nurse for 30 years working in hospitals, nursing homes and
doing private duty work. She was a member of Eagle Bend Apostolic Church,
Clinton, TN. and involved in Missions Works, Sunday School and the Ladies
Auxiliary. She was born November 22, 1929 in Kansas, Illinois. She was married
November 30, 1947 in East Chicago, Indiana to Roy Stooksbury of Andersonville,
TN. Preceded in death by parents Cecil and Ella Hite Andrews Brandt, her
husband, Roy Stooksbury, twin sons, Markel and Michael, brothers, James Brandt
and Warren Brandt. Survived by two daughters, Tanna (Jim) Taylor of Hobart,
IN., Melonye (Rod) Brown of Mitchell, S.D., son, Scott (Susan) Stooksbury of
Andersonville, TN.; sister, Everdine Ballard of Oakland, IL. and two brother,
Layton Brandt of Houston TX and Steve Brandt of Oakland, IL.; grandchildren,
Tiffeni Hurley, Brian (Delia) Taylor, Mendee Taylor, Nathan Stooksbury, Jeremy
Stooksbury and one great grandchild, Andrew Hurley.
The family will receive friends Tuesday December 17th from 2 to 4 and 6 to
9 p.m. at the Anderson County Funeral Home, Clinton, TN. (423-457-1516).
Funeral will be conducted Wednesday, December 18th at 2 p.m. at the Eagle Bend
Apostolic Church in Clinton, TN., Rev. David Triplett officiating. Burial at
Norris Memorial Gardens.
Larry L. Szumanski
Hegewisch, IL. Larry L. Szumanski, 47, late of Hegewisch, IL. passed away
on Tuesday, December 17, 1996 at St. Margaret Mercy Hospital. Survived by wife,
Vera; one daughter, Jeana (Monnie) Whitely; one brother, Joseph (Barbara)
Szumanski; one grandson, Eric. Preceded in death by his parents Joseph and
Bernadette Szumanski and one brother, Robert (Janice) Szumanski. Visitation
Thursday, December 19, 1996 from 2 to 9 p.m. at the Opyt Funeral Home, 13350
Baltimore Ave., Hegewisch, IL. Interment, private. Mr. Szumanski was a
member of International Boilermakers Union #374 of Hammond; a Vietnam Army
veteran. Rosanne Tepper (nee Jancek) Las Vegas/Whiting Rosanne Tepper
(nee Jancek), 44, of Las Vegas, Nevada, formerly of Whiting, Indiana, died
on Monday, December 2, 1996. Preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Tepper
and her mother Mary Jancek-former Clerk Treasurer for the City of Whiting.
Survived by her sisters, Monica Moore of California and Phyllis (Greg) Murzyn
of St. John, IN.; brothers, Frank Jancek of New Mexico and Phil (Linda) Jancek
of Valparaiso. She was a 1970 graduate of Whiting High School. Memorial
service will take place in Hawaii. Flag Mike J. Turico Calumet City
Mike J. Turico, 74, late of Calumet City, Illinois, passed away Monday,
December 16, 1996. He is survived by his wife, Helen (nee Olewnik); four
children, Michael S. (Sandra) Turico, Kathleen (David) Pontow, Susanne (Joseph)
Kaemerer and Barbara Turico; 11 grandchildren: Brian, Becky, Sara and Katie
Turico, Erin, Sean, Danny and Megan Pontow, Jennifer, Leslie and Hayley Malik;
a brother, Sam Turico. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December
19, 1996, 10:30 a.m. prayers from the Hennessy-Nowak Funeral Home, 400 Pulaski
Road (154th St.), Calumet City, IL. to St. Andrew the Apostle Church, Mass 11
a.m. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 2 to 9 p.m. Mr.
Turico was a retired employee of Pipefitters Union Local #597, a World War II
U.S. Army veteran and former football coach at St. Andrew the Apostle grade
school. Oleta Walls Crown Point Oleta Walls, 74, of Crown Point, Indiana,
passed away Monday, December 16, 1996 at her home. Survived by husband,
William; one son, William (Judy) Walls of Hebron; one daughter, Rebecca
(William) Siegfried of Crown Point; one granddaughter, Melissa (Steve) Jones of
Crown Point; two grandsons, Brian (Gina) Walls of Crown Point, IN. and Scott
Walls of Vincennes, IN.; four great grandchildren: Billy and Cody Jones, Siara
and Nichole Walls; one sister, Eva (Otis) Withrow of Central City, KY.; two
brothers, Don (Sharon) Allison of Hebron, IN. and Randolph (Grace) Allison of
Crown Point, IN. Friends may call at the Geisen Funeral Home, 109 No. East
Street, Crown Point IN. on Wednesday, December 18, 1996 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9
p.m. Mrs. Walls will be taken to the Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, KY.
on Thursday for visitation that evening from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will
be held on Friday, December 20, 1996 at 10 a.m. at the Tucker Funeral Home with
T.H. Davis officiating. Burial to follow at the Rose Hill Cemetery. Mrs.
Walls attended the Hillside Community Church in Crown Point and was retired
from A&P Grocery Store with 25 years of service. Joan B. Warner (nee
Bunchek) Hessville Joan B. Warner (nee Bunchek), 66, of Hessville, IN.
passed way on Monday, December 16, 1996. Survived by her husband, Justin C.
Warner; three sons, J. Scott (Milly) Warner of Lansing, IL., S. Craig (Sue)
Warner of Wheaton, IL. and A. Brett Warner of Hammond; one brother, Edward J.
(Eileen) Bunchek of Munster; sister, Cecilia (Thomas R.) Blaskovich of
Highland; three grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
Preceded in death by her parents, Edward A. and Margaret Bunchek and a sister
Phyllis (Frank) Kowalski Jr. Funeral services will be held Thursday,
December 19, 1996, 9:30 a.m. at the Virgil Huber Funeral Home, Hessville
Chapel with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Church, Rev. John R. Winterlin Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. John-St.
Joseph Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 9 p.m. at
the Virgil Huber Funeral Home Hessville Chapel, 7051 Kennedy Ave. Prayer
service by Rev. Winterlin at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Warner was
born and raised in Hammond and was a graduate of George Rogers Clark, Class of
1948. She worked for Federated Metals and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
along with other employers before retiring from Henshaw and Culbertson this
year where she worked as a legal medical secretary. Former member of Sigma
Epsilon Alpha Pi, Hessville Women's Club, General Federation of Womens Club
(GFWC); served on the Board of Directors of the local Girl Scouts; vice
president of the Indiana State Association of Parliamentarians. The family has
requested donations be directed to the Girl Scouts of America. Alex John
Yonko Montaque, MI./Calumet City Alex Yonko, 65, of Montaque, MI.,
formerly of Calumet City, IL. passed away December 12, 1996 at his home in
Montaque after a battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Jacqueline; two
daughters, Deborah Foster of Dyer and Caryn (Robert) Rook of Chicago; five
grandchildren, Elaine Lawrence, Felicity and Stephen Foster, Ivy and Willow
Rook; a brother and sister, George (Jesse) Yonko of Americus, GA. and Marie
Ralston of DeMotte, IN.; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death
by his sister Virginia Solberg. Al was a retired Inland Steel employee. A
Memorial Service to honor his life and voyage into the sunset will be held
Friday, December 20, 1996 at 11 a.m. at Christian Community Church, U.S. Hwy 30
& St. Hwy 51, Hobart, Indiana. Memorials to the American Cancer Society would