Obituaries

1996-12-18T00:00:00Z Obituaries nwitimes.com
December 18, 1996 12:00 am

Raleigh Burns, Jr.

Gary

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

phone 219-769-0044.

Gwendolyn Adams Crable

Gary

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

many friends.

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.

East Chicago

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

Florida/East Chicago

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,

in 1991.

F. Burton Hofferth

Wisconsin/Indiana/Illinois

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

Munster

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

Whiting

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

Hammond

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

Portage

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

Hessville

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

Hobart

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

Hammond

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

Gary

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

Munster

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,

Merrillville, Indiana.

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

missed.

Nancy M. Parker

Schererville

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

Gary/Hammond

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

30 years.

Joseph J. Romeo, Sr.

Valparaiso/Glen Park

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

Whiting

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

Ryan.

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.

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Bruce Sabalaskey

East Chicago

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

(nee Swiderski)

Calumet City

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

Hammond

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

219-845-3600

Mary Weitzel Virginia Brandt Stooksbury

Tennessee/Indiana

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

be appreciated.

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