Obituaries

1995-09-29T00:00:00Z Obituaries nwitimes.com
September 29, 1995 12:00 am

Bernice Trzupek

(nee Cebula)

Bernice Trzupek (nee Cebula), 89, late of Hegewisch, Entered into Eternal

Life 27, September 1995, at home.Wife of the late Henry; beloved mother of

Chester (Betty Ann) Trzupek, Virginia (Joseph) Brach, Theresa Trzupek, Irene

Trzupek, Henry (Chestine) Trzupek; grandmother; great grandmother and many

nieces and nephews. sister of Joseph (Rose ) Cebula, Josephine (Edward)

Muszalski, Pauline (late Donald) Pedersen and the late Edward (Ann) Cebula.

Prayers to be said Saturday, 8:30 am at the Sadowski Funeral Home, 13300

S.Houston Ave.,Hegewisch to St. Florian Church for Mass of Christian Buriual at

9 am. Interment,Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation Friday 2 till 9 pm. Polish

Legion of American Veterans, member Womens Auxiliary Post #44, St.Elizabeth

Soc. #606 PRCU, and the Third Order. Phone 312-646-1666.

Ernst "Ernie" Harald Berryman

Ernst "Ernie" Harald Berryman, 53, of Hebron, IN., passed away on

Wednesday, September 27, 1995. Survived by wife, Cheryle Berryman; four sons,

Erik Berryman at home, Chris, Mike and Billy of Portage; four brothers, Kirt,

Pete, John and Henry Berryman; three sisters, Ursula Wilburn, Evelyn Hart and

Irene Wilson.

Funeral services Saturday, September 30, 1995, 1 p.m. at the Geisen

Funeral Home, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville, Indiana, with Pastor Scott R. Clarke

officiating. Burial at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, Indiana. Friends

may call on Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.

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John W. Bishop

John W. Bishop, 76, of Schereville, IN., passed away on Thursday,

September 28, 1995. He was a lifelong area resident. The retired sales manager

of Continental Coffee Service with 38 years of service. The former owner of the

Sizzler Family Steak Houses. A member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church;

A member of Msgr. Ryder Council #4047, K.O.C., A World War II veteran of the

U.S. Army and Purple Heart Recipient. Preceded in death by his son, Thomas W.

Bishop. He is survived by his wife, Marian; one son, David (Jeanette) Bishop of

Schererville; six grandchildren; two brothers, Charles (Angie) Yelusich and

Ludwig (Marge) Bishop both of Merrillville; also several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, at 9 a.m. from the Stilinovich &

Wiatrolik Funeral Home to St. Joseph the Worker Church for 9:30 a.m Mass with

Rev. Benedict Benakovic, officiating. Interment will follow at Calumet Park

Cemetery, Merrillville, Indiana. Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 9 p.m. at

the Stilinovich & Wiatrolik Funeral Home, 7535 Taft St., Merrillville Indiana.

A combined rosary with the parish and Msgr. Ryder Council will be offered at 7

p.m. Friday.

Minerva Brzinski

(nee Puckett)

Minerva Brzinski (nee Puckett), 87, late of the East Side. Beloved wife of

the late Michael; loving mother of Ann (late Edward) Poninski of CA, Virginia

(late Charlie) Garreffa of Whiting, Frances (late John) Miklos of the East

Side, Michael (Janice) of Hammond, Dwight (Patricia) of Hammond and the late

Edward Brzinski; devoted grandmother of 18; great-grandmother of 15; great

great-grandmother of six; sister of Harriet Walsko of Hammond; many nieces and

nephews.

Mrs. Brzinski was a member of the East Side Bible Church, Gold Star Mother.

Visitation, Friday 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Saturday,

September 30, 1995 at 10:30 a.m. at the Elmwood Chapel, 11200 So. Ewing,

Chicago with Rev. Jon Stephens officiating. Interment, Elmwood Cemetery,

Hammond. In lieu of flowers, contributions to East Side Bible appreciated.

(312) 731-2749.

Doris L. Calaway

Doris L. Calaway, 64, of Merrillville, passed away Tuesday, September 26,

1995. Member of the Central Baptist Church, Hobart,where she served as a Sunday

School teacher and sang in the choir for many years. She is preceded in death

by one son, Jimmy in 1977. Survivors: husband, Searl Calaway; son,Kenneth

(Cheryl) Calaway of Lisle, Illinois; one daughter, Linda Calaway of

Merrillville; two grandchildren, Jeffrey and Jessica Calaway; four sisters in

law, Margaret (Don) Piel of Amando, Arizona, Helen Cooley of Lexington,

Missouri, Frances Stevens of Mentor, Ohio, and Jean Thomas-Perkins of Portage,

Indiana; one brother in law, Curt, (Sharron) Calaway of Greenwood, Indiana,

many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services Friday, September 29th,1995, at 10am at the Central

Baptist Church, 704 West County Road 700 North, Hobart, Dr. Clay L. Muttall,

Pastor officiating. Burial, Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Friends may

call on Thursday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm. at the Geisen Funeral Home, 7905

Broadway, Merrillville, on Friday Friends may call at the church from 9am until

time of the service. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials to be made

to the Central Baptist Church.

John T. "Jack" Conley

John T. "Jack" Conley, 58, formerly of Calumet City, Illinois, a Cedar Lake

resident for six years, passed away at St. Margaret Mercy Hospital, Dyer,

Tuesday, September 26, 1995. He is survived by his wife, Gwendolyn J. Conley of

Cedar Lake; two daughters, Kathleen J. (Vincent) DePrenger of Chantilly,

Virginia and Joyce A. (Michael) Ash of Homewood, Illinois; three grandchildren,

Michelle, Michael and Jessica; mother, Margaret H. Conley of Darien, Illinois;

sister, Margaret A. (George) Dabdoub of Darien, Illinois.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 30, 1995, 9:15 a.m. at

the Burns Funeral Home, (corner of 101st & Broadway) Merrillville/Crown Point

Chapel to St. John Evangelist Catholic Church for Mass at 10 a.m. Interment,

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth, Illinois. Friends may call at the Burns Funeral

Home on Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. Vigil Service Friday at 3 p.m.

Jack was retired from Scrap Corp. of America. He was a member of St. John

Evangelist Church, St. John, Indiana; member of Catholic Order of Foresters and

a member of the Alhambra Caravan #182 and the Southern Lake County Conservation

Club.

Daleth V. Bray

Daleth V. Bray, 69, of Merrillville, Indiana, passed away Sunday,

September 24, 1995. Survived by daughter, Kimberly Ann Bray of Merrillville;

son, William Bray Jr. of Oregon; close friends, Susan Wall of Hobart, Doris

O'Meara of Merrillville and Viola Young of Hobart; uncle, Sam Bray of Texas.

Preceded in death by husband, Bill Bray.

Mr. Bray was a longtime Merrillville resident. A Memorial Service was held

on Thursday, September 28, 1995. Final resting place, Calumet Park Cemetery.

Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service, 219-980-9070 in charge of arrangements.

Marguerite E. Davis

Marguerite E. Davis, 85, of Munster, Indiana, passed away Thursday,

Septembert 28, 1995. She is survived by loving husband, Edward; daughter, Mary

(Jim) Ogle Davis of Boise, Idaho; two grandsons, Matthew and Ryan Ogle; two

sisters, Maxine Bellamy of Munster and Agnes Sell of Hammond; two brothers,

Carl Tarne and James Tarne, both of Hammond and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made

to the American Cancer Society in her memory. Burns-Kish Funeral Home of

Munster, in charge of arrangements.

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Pete Largus

Pete Largus, 75, of Munster, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, September

28 1995. He is survived by wife, Carol (nee Myers); son, Tom Largus of Dyer;

four grandchildren, Timothy, Tom George, Regina and Christina Largus; uncle

Peter (Nina) Moozakis of Chicago and nephew, Ed (Karen) Dykstra of Munster.

Funeral services Saturday, September 30, 1995, 11 a.m. at the Anthony &

Dziadowicz Funeral Home, 9445 Calumet Ave. (at 45th St.), Munster, Indiana with

Rev. Richard Rogers officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens,

Schererville, Indiana. Visitation Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Largus was formerly employed as the Maitre d' at the Chez Paree

Restaurant and the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago and was founder of Largus

Printing in Munster. He was a member of the East Chicago Elks Lodge #981, past

president of Munster High School Booster Club and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran

having served with the 2nd Marine Division in the South Pacific during World

War II. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of

the Calumet Area Building Fund.

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Joseph F. Giza

Joseph F. Giza, 74, late of Hegewisch, passed away Wednesday, September 27,

1995 at home. He is survived by his wife, Lillian; two daughters, Debbie (Paul)

Holman and Chris (Richard) Kisala; one brother, Henry (late Marie) Giza; one

sister, Freda (Stanley) Wisniewski; four grandchildren. Preceded in death by a

sister, Helen (Maury) Basile.

Services will be held Saturday, September 30th, 9 a.m. from Opyt Funeral

Home 13350 Baltimore Ave., Hegewisch to St. Columba Church for 9:30 a.m. Mass.

Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation, Friday 2 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Giza was retired from Cargill Corp. and a World War II Navy veteran.

Nina Harvey

A Memorial Service for Nina Harvey of Whiting, Indiana,will be held on

Saturday, September 30, 1995 at 2 p.m. at the Whiting United Methodist Church,

1920 Clark St., Whiting, Indiana, with Pastor Steve Campbell officiating.

Martha A. Hostler

Martha A. Hostler, 53 of Hammond, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, September

26, 1995 at Community Hospital, Munster, Indiana. She is survived by her

husband, Charles; one daughter, Marlene (Joseph) Villegas of Hammond; three

sons, Charles Joseph (Melissa Renee) Evanauskas, Eugene Thomas (Joyce)

Evanauskas and Christopher Michael (Angel Lynn) Evanauskas, all of Hammond;

five grandchildren; two brothers, William (Linda) Sturges of Apollo,

Pennsylvania and Charles (Becky) Sturges of Chicago, Illinois; one sister, Judy

(Jack) Lawler of Chicago, Illinois; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 30, 1995, 11 a.m. from

LaHayne Funeral Home DALTON CHAPEL, 6955 Southeastern Ave., Hammond with Rev.

Carver Tinsley officiating. Burial, Evergreen Memorial Park, Hobart, Indiana.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. until time

of services. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the family would be

appreciated.

Mrs. Hostler was a resident of this area for 22 years; worked as an

attendant at Riverside Coin Laundry; was a member of the Cedar Lake Eagles and

the Hammond Women of the Moose and she enjoyed playing Bingo.

Jerry L. Keller

Jerry L. Keller, 61, of Munster, IN. formerly of Ross Township, passed

away at The Community Hospital, Munster, IN., on Wednesday, September 27,

1995. He was a retired engineer from LTV Steel; Army veteran and member of the

Glen Park Masonic Lodge #732 F&AM. He was preceded in death by wife, Harriett

L. Keller in 1990. Survived by his beloved wife, Diana Keller of Munster;

mother, Grace Keller of Homeood, Illinois; two sons, Jerry and Bradley Keller

of Ross Township and one brother, Marvin Keller of Wheaton, IL.

Funeral services will be held on Friday evening, September 29, 1995, 7 P.M.

with Rev. Doyll H. Andrews Jr. officiating. Friends may call on Friday 2 to 7

p.m. at the Geisen Funeral Home, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville, Indiana.

Cremation will follow services.

Paul M. Kieltyka

Paul M. Kieltyka, 31, late of Hegewisch, Entered into Eternal Life 27,

September, 1995. Beloved son of Norbert and Carole Kieltyka; dear father of N.

Ross Kieltyka; fond brother of Kennith (Luann) and Lawrence (Jodi) both of

Whiting; grandparents Walter (the late Edna) Kieltyka; the late Walter and late

Marie Mikulski; dear uncle of Ashley, Steven, Lauren and Bradley; dearest

friend of Lisa Beltemacchi and a host of many other friends.

Prayers to be said Saturday 9:30 am at the Sadowski Funeral Home, 13300

S.Houston Ave.,Hegewisch to St. Florian Church for Mass of Christian Burial at

10 am. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation Friday 2 till 9 pm.

Paul was an employee of the Coca Cola Company.

Helen K. Konczalski

Helen K. Konczalski, 88, of Hobart, IN., passed away on Friday,

September 22, 1995. A former Chicago resident she came to Hobart more than 20

years ago. She was a member of St. Bridget Church and was owner/manager of

Helen's Bridal Shop in Chicago, Illinois. She is survived by one son, Ronald

(Virginia) Konczalski of Grosse Ile, Michigan; one daughter, Felicia (Raymond)

Hojnicki of Hobart; one brother, Henry Serafin of Chicago; two sisters, Jane

Murawski of Crestwood, Illinois and Alice (Bruno) Dudek of Orland Park,

Illinois; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in

death by her husband Felix Konczalski in 1989.

Funeral services will be Monday, October 2, 1995, 9:30 a.m. from Rees

Funeral Home, 600 West Old Ridge Road, Hobart, Indiana, to St. Bridget Church

at 10 a.m. for Celebration of Rite of Christian burial, Rev. Dominic V. Bertino

officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL.

Visitation from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday, October 1st with a 4:30 p.m. Rosary Service

at Rees Funeral Home. 219-942-2109.

Wilma L. Maloney

(nee Hutcherson)

Wilma L. Maloney (nee Hutcherson), 78, formerly of Gary (Aetna) and

Merrillville, passed away in Chicagoland Christian Village, Crown Point, on

Thursday, September 28, 1995. She is survived by one daughter, Jacqueline (Jay)

Coppock of Puerto Rico; three sons, Patrick J. (Phyllis) Maloney of Crown

Point, Donald R. (Sheila) Maloney of Merrillville and Michael J. Maloney of

LaPorte, Indiana; one sister, Flomae Brustori of Joliet, Illinois; 15

grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and loving

friends.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 2, 1995, 9:15 a.m at the

Burns Funeral Home, (corner of 101st & Broadway), Merrillville/Crown Point

Chapel to St. Andrew Church, Merrillville, for funeral Mass at 10 a.m. with

Rev. David Gosnell officiating. Interment at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens,

Schererville, Indiana. Friends may call at the Burns Funeral Home on Sunday 2

to 8 p.m. A Rosary service will be held Sunday at 4 p.m.

Wilma was born in Tobey, Illinois, in 1917 to her parents, Matt and

Elizabeth Hutcherson, who preceded her in death. She was raised in Joliet,

Illinois, where she met her husband, John J. Maloney, who preceded her in death

in March of 1972. Also preceding her in death were two sisters, Thelma McQuen

of Gary and Mildred Pianica of Antioch, Illinois. She was a member of Women of

the Moose Gary Chapter #249 and the St. Andrew Church in Merrillville.

Helen Mason

Helen Mason, 80, of Schererville, IN. passed away on Thursday, September

28 ,1994. Lifelong area resident; member of St. Mary's Eastern Orthodox Church;

founding member of its Sunday School Program. Survived by husband, John; one

daughter, Nicole "Nicki" (Michael) Mackanos of Munster; two grandchildren,

Susan Mackanos and Mark Mackanos.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 30, 1995, 10 a.m. at the

St. Mary Eastern Orthodox Church, Gary, Indiana, with Rev. William Bass

officiating. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Church Cemetery. Visitation

Friday 2 to 8 p.m .at the Stilinovich & Wiatrolik Funeral Home, 7535 Taft St.,

Merrillville, Indiana. A prayer service will be offered at 7 p.m Friday. Mrs.

Mason may also be viewed at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of

services. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Mary's Sunday

School Program.

Maria Metlov

Maria Metlov, 80, of Crown Point, IN. passed away on Wednesday,

September 27, 1995. She was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox

Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Todor; daughter, Melica and parents,

Nicola and Zoja. She is survived by three sons, Ilija (Vera) Metlov, Mike

(Milica) Metlov and Jimmy (Cveta) Metlov, all of Crown Point; one daughter,

Cveta (Lazar) Talevski of Crown Point; nine grandchildren and eight great

grandchildren; also, many other relatives and friends throughout the U.S. and

in Macedonia.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m. at the SS. Peter & Paul

Macedonian Orthodox Church with Rev. Tome Stamatov, officiating. Intertment

will follow at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. Visitation will be

Friday 2 to 9 p.m. at the Stilinovich & Wiatrolik Funeral Home. 7535 Taft

Street, Merrillville, Indiana. A Pomen Service will be offered at 7 p.m. Friday.

Mary Pawelko

Mary Pawelko, 87 of Munster, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, September 27,

1995. She is survived by loving son, James (Theresa) Pawelko of Munster; five

grandchildren, Michele (Dave) Miller of Crown Point, Scott Pawelko of Munster,

Charles (Bridgett) Pawelko of Schererville, Mark (Julie) Horvatich of Chicago

and Jack (Donna) Horvatich of Hebron, Indiana; seven great-grandchildren; one

great great-granddaughter; two nieces close to her heart, Beverly Tignor of

Longhorn, Pennsylvania and Gail Macy of Chicago. Preceded in death by loving

daughter, Lorraine and two grandchildren, James and Jeff.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 30th, 9:30 a.m. at the

Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster. Funeral Mass at St. Thomas

More Church at 10 a.m. with Msgr. Carl Mengeling celebrating the Mass. Burial,

Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, Illinois. Friends may call at the funeral

home on Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with the holy rosary being prayed at 7:30

p.m.

Mrs. Pawelko was retired from NIPSCO after 36 years of service; a member of

St. Thomas More Altar & Rosary Society.

Eunice V. Porumb

Eunice V. Porumb, 77,of St.John passed away on Wednesday, September

28,1995. She previously resided in Hobart Indiana, and actively operated the

Hobart Harmony House, alongside her late husband, George Porumb. A bonding of

special friendships began with the establishment of the business in 1959. She

was a member of Lake Hills Baptist Church. Survivors: sons, Sherman (Phyllis)P.

Wilcox, Albuquerque, New Mexico; George (Mary Ann) Porumb, Michigan City;

daughters Joyce (Bill) Glass of St.John; Elaine (Roger) Alford, Winfield,

Missouri; Denise Porumb, Morocco; Patricia Porumb, Morocco and Deborah (Larry)

Brownfield, Rensselaer; 14 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; brother,

Vernard (Esther) Russell, Schererville, preceded in death by daughter, Octavia

Hamm, and brother, J.W. Russell.

Funeral services Saturday, September 30, 1995, at 1:30 PM at the Rees

Funeral Home, 600 West Old Ridge Rd., Hobart. Pastor Roger Alford and Pastor

Bruce Bigelow officiating. Burial, Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville.

Visitation Friday, September 29, 1995, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 pm at the Rees

Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel.

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Isidore Roman

Isidore Roman, 85, of Whiting, Indiana, passed away on Thursday,

September 28, 1995. Survivors include one daughter, Darlene (Frank) Urbanczyk

of Munster, IN., with whom he made his home; one brother, Matthew (Nancy) Roman

of Valparaiso, IN.; four sisters, Marie (late Michael) Sulich, Ann (late

Anthony) Forauer and Marge (late Albert) Dewey, all of Whiting and Olga (Forest

Ready of Calumet Township; one granddaughter, Pam (Pete) Kuarta; two great

grandchildren; Nicole and Melissa Kuarta; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded

in death by his parents, John and Mary Roman and one brother, John Roman.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 30, 1995, 9:30 a.m. at

the Owens Funeral Home, Calumet Ave & 119th St., Whiting, Indiana for 10 a.m.

Mass at St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Whiting, Father Joe Pohorlak

officiating. Burial at St. Mary's Cemetery, Hessville, Indiana. Visitation on

Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. with a rosary service at 2 p.m. and

Parastas service at 7:30 p.m.

Mr. Roman was a member of the V.F.W. of Whiting; American Legion Post #80;

GCU #72; the Whiting Moose; Woodrow Wilson Club; Roosevelt Club; American

Slovak Club and a U.S. Army World War II veteran. He was a retiree of the

Amoco Oil Company, Whiting, with 40 years of service; a member of the Amoco

Annuitants Club and was an avid bowler. Parastas service at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Charles H. Schreiber

Charles H. Schreiber, 66, of Hammond, IN., passed away on Thursday,

September 28, 1995. He is survived by his wife, Elsie; two daughters, June

(Steven) Mudd of Hammond and Ellen Schreiber of Elkhart, IN.; two sons, Charles

A. Schreiber of Hammond and Daniel (Pat) Schreiber of Calumet City; nine

grandchildren; two great granddaughters; mother, Josephine Mettler of Griffith;

one sister, Dorothy Graves of Highland; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in

death by his brother.

Funeral services will be held Saturday evening, September 30, 1995 at 8

P.M. at the Solan Funeral Home, 7109 Calumet Ave., Hammond, IN., with Rev. Roy

Beeching officiating. Cremation will follow. Friends may call at the Solan

Funeral Home on SATURDAY from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Schreiber was a lifelong area resident; member of St. Joseph Church of

Hammond and the Holy Name Society; veteran of World War II; member of St.

Joseph's Bowling League; retired from Inland Steel after 38-1/2 years of

service; member of Local #1010; a crossing guard and member of the Independent

Order of Foresters.

Donald F. Schuster

Donald F. Schuster, 63 late of Calumet City, Illinois. Beloved husband of

Marlene (nee Hansen); loving father of Pamela (Bill) Imes, Debbie and Laura

(Paul) Grolla; loving papa of Lindsey, Samantha and Danny; dear brother-in-law

of Ralph (late Roslyn) Hansen and Lynn (late Kenneth) Hansen; dear uncle of

many nieces and nephews.

Visitation, Thursday 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday,

September 29th, 10 a.m. at Drumm Funeral Home, 1200 E. 162nd St. (1 blk west of

Calumet Expwy. on U.S. #6) South Holland. Interment, Oak Hill Cemetery,

Hammond, Indiana.

Mr. Schuster was a retired employee of Stone Container Corp. for 46 years;

member of Calumet City Knights of Columbus #3806. If desired, memorials to the

Ingalls Hospice. (708) 333-0011.

William N. Emerson

William N. Emerson, 75, of Glen Park, born in Hammond, Indiana, passed

away at home Wednesday, Septmeber 27, 1995. Survivors; wife of 54 years

Virginia Emerson; three children, Larry (Jan) Emerson of Witchita, Kansas,

James (Melinda) Emerson of DeMotte, Vicki (Alex) Madson of Merrillville; three

brothers, Floyd (Jo) Emerson of North Fort Myers, Florida Jack (Gladys)

Emerson of Clearwater, Florida and Donald (Doris) Emerson of California; one

sister, Dorothy (Winston) Ambler of North Ft.Myers, Florida; seven

grandchildren; four great grandchildren.

Funeral services Saturday, September 30, 1995, at 10 am at the Burns

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

with Dr. Scott Paczkowski, Pastor, and Rev. Dr. Richard C. Thistle officiating.

Services will terminate at the funeral home with cremation following at the

Burns Funeral Home Crematory. Glen Park Lodge #732 F. & A.M. will conduct

Memorial Services Friday at 7 p.m. Friends may call at the Burns Funeral Home

on Friday from 2 to 9 pm and on Saturday from 9 am until time of service.

William was a 1938 graduate of Hammond High School; a retired employee of

Cities Service Oil Company of East Chicago, Indiana, and the Lake County Public

Library System, Lake County, Indiana. He was an elder of the First Presbyterian

Church of Merrillville; a member Past Master and Treasurer of Glen Park Lodge

#732 F. & A.M.; member of the Socttish Rite Valley of South Bend, York Rite

Bodies of Gary, the Olive Chapter #396 O.E.S.; he was a member of Elks Lodge

#1152 of Hobart and presently Executive Secretary of the Merrillville Rotary

Club. Contributions may be made to the Glen Park Masonic Lodge.

Lois L. Witten

Lois L. Witten, 77, of Lowell, IN. passed away on Wednesday, September

27, 1995. She was a lifelong area resident and a member of the Church of

Christ. Preceded in death by her husbands, G.P. Forrester and Hastel Witten.

She is survived by her son, James Forrester of Lowell; step-sons, Steve Witten

of Chicago, IL. and Gary (Nancy) Witten of Lake Village, IN.; step-daughter,

Barbara (Mark) Lindemer of Crown Point; five grandchildren, Scott Forrester,

James (Dawn) Forrester, Shari (Steve) Kasparian, Jonathan Forrester and Jesse

Forrester; five step-grandchildren, Jeremy Lindemer, Mark Lindemer, Jeffery

Lindemer, Laura Witten and Nicole Witten; three great grandchildren; two

brothers, Hadly (Lillian) Rector and Jack Rector, both of Missouri and three

sisters, Grace (John) Morris, Hazel Gramley and Artimecy Moore, all of Missouri.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Stilinovich & Wiatrolik

Funeral Home, 7535 Taft St., Merrillville , IN., with interment following at

Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, Indiana. Visitation will be on

Friday from 4 to 8 p.m at the funeral home.

Eugene J. "Gene" Wojdyla

Eugene J. "Gene" Wojdyla, 48 of Littleton, Colorado, formerly of Hammond,

passed away Wednesday, September 20, 1995 at Porter Memorial Hospital, Denver,

Colorado. He is survived by his wife, Karen (nee Demkovich) of Littleton,

Colorado; mother, Theresa Ferko; one sister, Carol Weidig; three neices, Denise

(Nick) Zivanovic, Cheryl and Debbie Weidig; one great neice, Alexis Weidig;

parents-in-law, Ed & Helen Demkovich; one brother-in-law, Tim Demkovich, all of

Hammond; two sisters-in-law, Jackie (Tom) Ferguson and Patty Demkovich, both of

Colorado. Preceded in death by his father, Stanley Wojdyla.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, September 30, 1995, 9:30 a.m. Mass

at St. Casimir Church, Hammond with Rev. Vladimir Janeczek officiating.

Mr. Wojdyla was an Army veteran; a former employee of the Glidden Paint

Co.; graduate of Purdue University and member of the Purdue Alumni Association;

former school teacher with St. Casimir Grade School, Hammond and Andrean High

School, Merrillville; a member of the Nature Conservancy, the World Wildlife

Foundation, Friends of the Littleton Museum, Rocky Mountain Cichlid Association

and the Denver Zoo.

R. Michael "Mike" Yesh

R. Michael "Mike" Yesh, 33, of Miller, passed away on Saturday,

September 23, 1995 as the result of a boating accident. He was a Senior Manager

for B.D. O. Seidman in Chicago; he was a member of A.B.I. Board of Directors,

the Presidents Special Committee and contributing editor to the A.LB.I.

Journal; member of Association of Insolvency Accountants. Member of A.I.C.P.A.;

the Illinois C.P.A. Society and Foundation; the Association of Government

Accountants; the Institute of Management Accountants; the Association of

Certified Fraud Examiners; a 1994 graduate of Indiana University Bloomington

and graduate of Merrillville High School, Class of 1980. He was preceded in

death by his grandparents, Peter and Viola Yesh and Frank and Jean Fairley. He

is survived by his two children, Peter Michael Yesh and Caitlin S. Yesh; his

parents, Robert and Sara Yesh of Merrillville; sisters, Nancy (Bruce) Alder of

Henderson, Nevada and Lynda (Tim) Gronowski of Crown Point; three nephews,

Scott and Geoffrey Gronowski and Bruce Michael Alder; also many dear friends.

A Memorial service will be offered Saturday, September 30, 1995 at 11 a.m.

at Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church, 8303 Taft St., Merrillville,

Indiana, with Rev. Joseph Vamos officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials are

preferred to the R. Michael Yesh Memorial Fund. For further information please

contact the Stilinovich & Wiatrolik Funeral Directors, Merrillville, IN. at

219-738-3223.

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