Obituaries

1996-06-26T00:00:00Z Obituaries nwitimes.com
June 26, 1996 12:00 am

Genevieve H. Adank

Valparaiso/Gary

Genevieve H. Adank, 73, of Valparaiso, formerly of Gary, passed away at the

Mary E. Bartz Hospice Center, Valparaiso on Wednesday, June 26, 1996. She is

survived by three children, Jerry (Jeanine) Adank of Westville, Janice

(Michael) Whisler of Valparaiso and Roger (Joanne) Adank of Dyer; six

grandchildren, Carrie and Kevin Adank, Shannon and Adam Whisler and Katy and

Kim Adank; one step-sister; three step-brothers; numerous loving nieces and

nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Gerald Adank in 1986.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 29, 1996 at 10 a.m. at the

Geisen Funeral Home, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville with the Rev. Al Marquez

officiating. Burial, Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Friends may call on

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

Mrs. Adank was a homemaker and past-president of the American Legion

Ladies Auxiliary Post #430. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the

Mary E. Bartz Hospice Center, Valparaiso.

Martin "Marty" Anderson

Minocqua, WI

Martin "Marty" Anderson, 90, of Minocqua, Wisconsin, passed away

onTuesday, June 25, 1996, at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff.

Survivors:one step son, Ron Schroeder, Burbank, CA; one sister, Eleanor

Anderson of Calumet City, IL; preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Funeral service services Sunday, June 30, 1996, at 2 PM at Calvary Lutheran

Church, Minocqua, Reverend George Krebs officiating. Entombment at Rest Lawn

Memorial Park in Wausu. Visitaion at the Calvary Lutheran Church, Sunday, June

30th, 1996 from 12:30 PM to time of service. BOLGER FUNERAL HOME, MINOCQUA , IS

SERVING THE FAMILY.

Mary Bochnicka

Valparaiso, IN

Mary Bochnicka, 74, of Valparaiso, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 1996, at

Porter Memorial Hospital. She was born September 15, 1921, in East Chicago, the

daughter of Julius and Mary Cergizan. On October 26, 1947, she married Paul

Bochnicka who preceded her in death in 1967. Survivors include 4 children,

David Bochnicka of Valparaiso, Pat (Edward) Kersten of Valparaiso, Donna (Chad)

Lecki of Phoenix, AZ, and Diane (Daniel) Massa of Valparaiso; two brothers,

Emil and Lindy Cergizan, both of Florida; two sisters, Vickie Macey of Florida

and Margie Moisica of Fort Wayne and three grandchildren. She was also

preceded in death by her daughter, Janet Bochnicka, in 1978.

Funeral services will be held Friday 11:00 AM at Moeller Funeral

Home,Valparaiso, Fr. Doug Mayer officiating with burial at Graceland Cemetery.

Visitation Thursday 4 to 8 PM. Memorials may be made to VNA of Porter County.

Josephine M. Chaffer

Valparaiso/East Chicago

Josephine M. Chaffer, 80 of Valparaiso, IN., died Monday, June 24, 1996 at

Porter Memorial Hospital. Born November 2, 1915 in East Chicago, Indiana, the

daughter of Paul and Frances (Alongi) Algozzini. A 50 year resident; former

owner of Jo's Beauty Salon on Washington St., Valparaiso; member of St. Paul

Catholic Church. Survived by son, Edward J. (Landa) Chaffer of Gary;

daughter, Mary Ellen Hartwig of Valparaiso; eight grandchildren; three step

grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; sister, Mary Lombardo of Valparaiso;

four brothers, Joseph (Antoinette) Algozzini of Munster, Sam Algozzini of

St.John, George Algozzini of Missouri and John (Joan) Algozzini of Griffith.

Preceded in death by husband, Edward F. Chaffer in 1991.

Funeral Mass Friday, June 28, 1996 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Church,

Valparaiso IN. with Msgr. John J. Charlebois officiating. Burial at St. Paul

Cemetery in Valparaiso. Visitation at the Dykes Funeral Home, 2305 No Campbell

St., Valparaiso, IN. on Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday 3 to 9 p.m. with

the rosary being recited at 7 p.m.

Tillie F. Cipich

(nee Wisniewski)

South Holland, IL

Tillie F. Cipich (nee Wisniewski) , late of South Holland. Beloved wife,

of Andrew; loving mother of Andrew (Virginia), Thomas (Joan), and Paul (Tammy);

proud grandmother of 10; great grandmother of 11; dear sister of Stella (the

late Edward) Shepard, Emily (Henry) Cupples.

Visitation 2 to 9 pm Thursday and Friday. Funeral 9am Saturday at the

Drumm Funeral Home, 1200 E. 162nd Street, (1 block west of the Calumet

Expressway on U.S.6), South Holland, Illinois. Mass 10 am at Holy Ghost Church.

Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery.

A member of the Rosary Club of St.Mary Magdalene. 708-333-0011.

Clara M. Knopf

Lowell/Crown Point

Clara M.Knopf, 99, of Lowell, formerly of Crown Point for many years

passed away Monday, June 24, 1996, at the Lowell Health Care Center. Survived

by: daughter-in-law, Jacqueline Knopf, of Michigan City, IN; seven

grandchildren; many great grandchildren; preceded in death by husband Anton

Fred Knopf, daughter, Doris Jewett, son, Melvin Knopf, and brother, Clarence

Busselberg.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 28, 1996, at 10:30 AM at Geisen

Funeral Home, Rev. H. Lothar Thoalke officiating. Burial, Maplewood Memorial

Cemetery, Crown Point, IN. Friends may call at the Geisen Funeral Home,109 N.

East Street, Crown Point, Thursday, 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm.

Mrs. Knopf was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Crown

Point and the Ladies Aide at the church.

Harold A. Dust

Schererville

Harold A. Dust, 76, of Schererville, IN. passed away Monday, June 24, 1996

at The Community Hospital, Munster, IN. Survived by loving wife, Marilyn;

loving daughter, Erin Dust at home; loving son, Dale (Sandee) Dust of

Collinsville, Illinois; two grandchildren, Derek and Lindsay and two sisters,

Hannah Griffin of Chicago and Bernice (Robert) Benne of Lansing, Illinois.

Funeral services Thursday, June 27, 1996, 11 a.m. at the Burns-Kish Funeral

Home, 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster, IN., with Rev. Carl Noble officiating. Burial

at Concordia Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Friends may call at the funeral home

Wednesday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Mr. Dust was retired from the Atlantic Richfield Company; served in the

U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and was a member of American Legion Post

#485 of Schererville, Indiana.

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Frank F. Felix

White Cloud, Michigan

Frank F. Felix, 67, of White Cloud, Michigan, passed away Monday, June

24, 1996. Survivors: wife, Ann (nee Rajkovich) of 44 years; one son, John

(Eileen) Felix of Griffith; one daughter, Lisa (Sean) Torongeau of North

Freedom, Wisconsin; one grandson, Sean Torongeau, Jr.; two sisters, Alice

(Carl) Kiefer of Portage and Bernice Hazi of Gary; several nieces,nephews;

godchildren and close friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 29th, 1996, at 9:30 am at the

Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel and a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10

am at St. Mary Church with Rev. Theodore Mens officiating. Cremation, Oakland

Memoray Lane, Dolton, IL. Friends may meet with the family Friday from 2 to 4

pm and 6 to 8 pm at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039Kleinman Rd) 2 blocks south of

Ridge Road), Highland.

Mr. Felix was Past Chairman of Greivance and Safety Committees, U.S.W.A.

Local #1066 of Gary; retired from U.S.Steel Gary Works, Sheet and Tin Mill in

1992. He proudly held US Steel Plant and World Tonnage Records in his position

as roller; he was Past President of Mambridge Little League in Gary. Past

President of Indiana Harbor Catholic Elementary School and St. Bridget School

in Hobart Home and School Associations; he was Past President and Founder of

the Lake County Bow Hunters Assoc., a one time prominent Bow Hunters

Organiaation and he was instrumental in promoting many charitable events, fund

raisers and social gatherings for a variety of worthy causes. He was, also, a

member of the Knights of Columbus St. Thomas Council #1347 in Hobart and Past

President of the Columbian Club Membership Committee and Right to Life

Committee. He acheived rank of 4th Degree Knight, Abraham Lincoln Assembly and

a Veteran of the U.S. Navy.

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Walter E. Galster

Hobart

Walter E. Galster, 70, of Hobart passed away Wednesday, June 26, 1996 at

St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart. Survivors: wife, Dorothy Prohl Galster; two

daughters, Karen (Tim) Green of Indianapolis and Patricia ( Jerry) Ashmore of

Hobart; five grandchildren, Christopher (Dr. Jane) Green of Noblesville,

Indiana, Julie (William) Russell of Indianpolis, Randall (Wendy) Green of

Indianapolis, Adrienne and Sarah Ashmore, both of Hobart; one

great-granddaughter, Mariya Turnbaugh of Indianapolis; one sister, Carol R.

Galster of Munster; brother-in-law, Wortley E. Garrett of Zephyr Hills,

Florida; aunt, Neva Heidbreder of Crown Point; two nephews, W. Roy (Pat)

Garrett of Lowell and W. Lee (Linda) Garrett of Lakes of the Four Seasons; one

great niece; two great nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 29, 1996 at 1 p.m. from

Trinity Lutheran Church, Hobart, Indiana with Pastor Mark Pflughoeft

officiating. Burial, Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Friends may call at

the Burns Funeral Home, 701 E. 7th Street, Hobart, Indiana Thursday evening 6

to 8 p.m., Friday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Viewing at the church from 12 noon

until time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the

Trinity Lutheran Church, Hobart.

Mr. Galster was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Hobart having

served as president, elder, treasurer, head deacon and head usher; belonged

to the Lutheran dart ball league; Lutheran laymens league; Supervisors Club;

Hoosier African Violet Society; Sentry Club; Couples Club; Great Eagles Bowling

League; served with the Navy on special assignment with the Marine Corp during

World War II participating in 11 major battles in the Pacific; member or the

American Legion Post #270 of Gary; retired supervisor from the Sheet and Tin

Division of U.S. Steel Corporation where he worked for 41 years and was a

lifetime resident of the area.

Edna M. Gonzalez

(nee Wasielewski)

Lansing/South Chicago

Edna M. Gonzalez (nee Wasielewski), 75, of Lansing, IL., formally of

South Chicago, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 1996. Preceded in death by

husband, David. Survived by children: Barbara (Roger) Preston, Delores "Lola"

(John) Newhouse, Sherry (Gerard) Brouwenstyn and the late Victoria Monko;

grandchildren: David (fiancee Liz) and Robert (Renee) Monko, Paulette (Daniel)

See, Brian K. Newhouse and Scott and Lisa Brouwenstyn; great grandchildren:

Andrew, Elizabeth and Samantha Monko; brothers and sisters: Cecilia (late Tony)

Leggentino, John Wasielewski, Arthur (Iva) Wasielewski, Maryann (Leonard)

Kazmucha, and the late Caroline (late Stanley) Piechul, Genevieve (late Edward)

Kozlowski, Albert Wasielewski, Stella (Manuel) Carrillo and Veronica

Colatriano; many nieces and nephews and son-in-law, Matthew Monko.

Funeral services Friday, June 28, 1996 at 9:15 a.m. from the Rosemoor

Funeral Home, 17943 So. Torrence Ave., Lansing, IL. to St. Andrew the Apostle

Church, Calumet City, IL., Mass 10 a.m. Visitation Thursday 2 to 9 p.m.

Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. 708-474-2404.

Harry Given

East Chicago, Indiana

Harry Given, 97, of East Chicago, IN passed away June 24, 1996. He is

survived by his loving wife Ester; son, Dr. Gilbert (Penny) Given; daughter in

law, Phyllis Given; six grandchildren; Jeff, Leslie, David, Angie, Alan,

Andrew; one great granddaughter, Tess; Harry was preceded in death by his

parents, brothers and son,Jay.

Funeral services will be at the Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet

AvenueMunster, IN on Friday,June 28, 1996, at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour

prior. Interment will be at the Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond.

Harry was the Past President of the East Chicago Chamber of Commerce;

member of the Elks Club East Chicago Chapter for 72 years; member of the East

Chicago Lions Club, B'Nai Brith. Harry was a lifelong resident of East Chicago.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the University of Chicago

Childrens' Hospital.

Nadine Hawkins

Hammond

Nadine Hawkins, 66, of Hammond passed away Monday, June 24, 1996. She is

survived by her husband, Bernard Hawkins of Hammond; three step children; nine

grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 29, 1996 at 9:30 a.m. at the

Virgil Huber Funeral Home, Hessville Chapel, with Pastor Larry Fullerton of the

Garyton Covenant Church of Portage officiating. Friends may call Friday from 2

to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virgil Huber Funeral Home, 7051 Kennedy Avenue,

Hammond.

Mrs. Hawkins was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #369 of

East Chicago and a longtime employee of VanTil's Grocery in Hammond.

Sonya L. Helton

Fair Oaks, IN

Hammond/Griffith

Sonya L.Helton, 58, of Fair Oaks, Indiana, formerly of Hammond and

Griffith, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 1996. She is survived by two

daughters, Debra Cook of Griffith and Theresa (Michael) Sangster of Trabuco

Canyon, CA; two sons, David Helton and Daniel Helton, both of Fair Oaks; step

daughter, Patricia (Gary) Larkin of Arkansas; seven grandchildren; one great

grandson; mother, Shirley Baxter of Hammond; two sisters, Judy Edelman of

Hammond and Sandra Spudic of Merrillville; preceded in death by husband, Fred,

and daughter, Linda.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 29th, at 11 am at the Fagen

Miller Funeral Home, 2828 Highway Avenue,Highland, with Rev. Mark Lacey

officiating with cremation too follow. Friends may call at the funeral home

Friday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm.

Frances S. Iddings

Hammond

Frances S. Iddings, 78, formerly of Hammond, passed away Monday, June

24, 1996. Survived by three sons, Floyd (Arlene) Iddings Jr. of Hobart, Raymond

David (Gracie) Iddings of Indiana and William Iddings of Chicago; three

daughters, Ruth (Dr. Daniel) Motyka of Crown Point, Verna (Nick) Abbott of

Wheatfield, Indiana and Rhonda (Richard) Lathom of Ohio; 28 grandchildren; 40

great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter; two brothers, Harry

(Janis) Hebert of Cedar Lake and Edward (Gloria) Hebert Jr. of Pennsylvania;

three sisters, Helen (John) Untener of Pennsylvania, Bernadette Wormley of

Illinois and Shirley Myren of Merrillville; one uncle, STanley Schafer of

Portage and one aunt, Leona Zagger of Pennsylvania; and special friend,

William Hegedus of Hammond.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 28, 1996 at 12 Noon at the

Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Pat Freeney officiating. Burial at

Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. Friends may meet with the family on

Thursday, from 2 to 9 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (2

blks south of Ridge Road), Highland, IN.

Mrs. Iddings was a former member of the Dyer Baptist Church.

Michael E. Jansen

Palm Bay, FL/Dyer, IN

Michael E. Jansen, 49, of Palm Bay, Florida, formerly of Dyer, passed away

Monday, June 24, 1996. Survivors: wife, Irene Jansen; one son, Michael E.

Jansen Jr.; two daughters, Michelle Jansen and Megan Jansen, all of Palm Bay,

Florida; two brothers, Daniel Jansen of Melbourne, Florida and Thomas Jansen of

Hammond; three sisters, Susan Jackosn, Mary Johnson and Sally Stewart, all of

Hammond.

The family requests that no flowers be sent. Cremation is Private. A

memorial service will be held in Florida at at later date.

Mr. Jansen was retired from LTV Steel, South Chicago after 21 years of

service and moved to Florida in 1986.

Willie M. Johnson

"Bayou Boy"

East Chicago

Willie M. Johnson, 70, of East Chicago, IN. passed away Saturday, June

22, 1996 at St. Catherine Hospital. Survived by his mother, Rosa Johnson of

Maringouin, Louisiana; three brothers, Thomas (Edie), Richard (Lillian) and

Edward Johnson, all of New Orleans, Louisiana; two sisters, Virginia

(Roosevelt) Dorsey of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Rosalee Williams of New

Orleans and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 1, 1996 at Wesley Funeral Home,

214 Oak Drive, Maringouin, Louisiana. Interment, Homestead Society Cemetery in

Maringouin, Louisiana. Please wire flowers to Wesley Funeral Home 504-625-2383.

Hinton-Williams Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Vernon G. Kahn

Hobart, IN/Wisconsin

Vernon G.Kahn, 60, of Hobart, IN, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 1996.

Mr. Kahn was a resident of Hobart for 38 years, formerly of Wisconsin. He had

worked in the carpet industry since 1957 and retired as Vice President from New

York Carpet World. He was, also, a former Director of Augustana Lutheran Church

Foundation. He was a member of Augustana Lutheran Church.Survivors: wife, Lou;

two children, Jody (John) Medina of Scottsdale, AZ and Debby (Randy) Turley of

Valparaiso; three grandchildren,Christopher, Medina, Brittany and Cassidy

Turley.

Memorials contributions may be made to the Augustana Lutheran Church

Foundation. Private services will be held for the family. Rev. Ronald Deck

officiating. Arrangements are being completed by Rees Funeral Home, 600 W. Old

Ridge Road, Hobart.

Marcella Kinnane

(nee Eskoff)

Whiting/Indiana Harbor

Marcella Kinnane (nee Eskoff), 84, of Whiting and Indiana Harbor, passed

away Monday, June 24, 1996 in Merrillville. Loving mother of one son, James L.

(Lynn) Kinnane of Fullerton, CA.; four daughters, Sharon (Danny) Weiser of

Yorba Linda, CA., JoJo (Roy) Moffitt of Munster, IN., Cindy (Tim) Balko of

Merrillville, IN. and Sheila (Scott) Crane of Murrieta, CA.; proud grandmother

to 20 grandchildren: Debbie Hambright, James M. Kinnane, Kevin Kinnane, Kelly

Miller, Tracy Gonzales, Colleen Kinnane, Erin and Courtney Weiser and Tina

Wilkins, all of California, Roy Jr., Michael, Jason, Justin and Joy Moffitt of

Munster, IN., Timmy Jr., Katie and Karen Balko of Merrillville, A.J., Patrick

and Jeffrey Crane of California; eight great grandchildren: Brittany and

Heather Hambright, James P., Collin and Sean Kinnane, Darrell Miller Jr. and

Brooke and Brandon Wilkins, all of Southern, California; sisters in-law,

Phyllis (Ted) Sinal of Hobart, Irene Kinnane of Munster, Mary Eskoff and Sophie

Eskoff, of East Chicago; nieces, Alexandra Miller of Huntington Beach, CA.,

Linda Kinnane of Munster and Mary Jo Sinal of Hobart; nephews, Joe (Marianne)

Matlon of DeMotte, Jerry (Connie) Eskoff of Frankfort, IL., Ted (Ann) Sinal of

Hammond, Tim Sinal of Chicago, Illinois, Dennis Kinnane of Manhatten Beach, CA.

and Tom Kinnane of Hawaii. Mrs. Kinnane was preceded in death by her husband,

James J., sister, Katherine Markert and brothers, Frank and Alex Eskoff.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 28, 1996 at 9:30 a.m. from

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

Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Whiting, IN. with Msgr. F. Raymond Fowerbaugh

officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Friends may

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

Mrs. Kinnane was a member of the Whiting Emblem Club, who will hold

services 7 p.m. Thursday; the Sacred Heart Rosary Society; the Marion Theatre

Guild; the Business and Professional Womens Club; the Whiting Womens Club; the

Sacred Heart choirs and the Diocesan Chorale. Mrs. Kinnane was a Dental

Assistant to Dr. J. L. Kleinhenz, D.D.S. in East Chicago, Indiana during the

late 1930's and the retired owner/operator of Kinnane Cleaners in Whiting for

over 40 years. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of the Calumet

Region. Marcella will be most remembered for her love of singing, her colorful

style and her wonderful enthusiasm for life.

Ronald C. LaBuda Jr.

"Butch"

Hammond

Ronald C. LaBuda "Butch", 35, of Hammond passed away Monday, June 24, 1996.

Survived by mother, Sandy Mabry of Hammond; father, Ronald (Robin) LaBuda, Sr.

of Chicago; one sister, Kim Mabry of Hammond; brother, Kevin LaBuda of Hammond;

two nieces, Ashley Barbeau of Munster and Kristen Mabry of Hammond; many

aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Evelyn

and Floyd White; paternal grandparents, Carrie and Joseph LaBuda; nephew, Tyler

Mabry and step-father, Jake Mabry.

Visitation will take place Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Burns-Kish

Funeral Home, 5840 Hohman Ave., Hammond. Funeral services Saturday, June 29,

1996, 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Fr. Thomas Mischler officiating.

Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City.

Ronald attended St. Joseph's School in Hammond and graduated from TF North

High School; attended Purdue Calumet University and Pinnelis Marine Institute

in Florida.

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Ray B. Little

Griffith

Ray B. Little, 67, of Griffith, IN. passed away Tuesday, June 25, 1996.

Survived by wife, Joyce; two sons, Larry (Cecilia) Little and Jeff Little of

Griffith; two daughters, Rachel Kriebs of Illinois and Rhonda Breeden of

Merrillville; four grandchildren: Jason, Melissa, Jonathan and Richard; two

brothers, Ed Little and Frank (Nancy) Little and one sister, Florence (James)

Clen, all of Alabama.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 27, 1996, 10 a.m. at the

Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Richard Kilpatrick officiating. Burial

will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond, Indiana. 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, Indiana.

Mr. Little was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and a

member of American Legion Post #66.

Nina E. Milligan

Munster

Nina E. Milligan, 79, of Munster passed away Wednesday, June 26, 1996. She

is survived by three sons, Larry (Marietta) Milligan of Calumet City, Timothy

and Russell Milligan, both of Hammond; two daughters, Patricia Sherrick of

Hammond and Sandra (Richard) Mantel of Highland; 12 grandchildren; seven

great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews

and other relatives. Preceded in death by her husband Ezra, October of 1979 and

one brother, Walter.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 28, 1996, 10:30 a.m. at the

Solan Funeral Home, Rev. Arkie Ray Hudson officiating. Burial, Concordia

Cemetery in Hammond. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday from 2 to 4

and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Solan Funeral Home, 7109 Calumet Avenue, Hammond.

Mrs. Milligan was a longtime area resident.

Gertrude R. Powell

Munster

Gertrude R. Powell, 78, of Munster, IN. passed away Monday, June 24, 1996.

Survived by two brothers, Stanley Czaja and Clemens (Laura) Czaja both of

Chicago; three sisters, Edwina Nowakowski of Midlothian, IL. and Evelyn (Tom)

McArdle and Lorraine Hope, both of Chicago; many nieces and nephews; two

brothers-in-law, Jim Powell of Palmdale, CA. and William (Shirley) Powell of

Arlington Heights, IL. and one sister-in-law, Charlemae Humphrey of Washington,

IL.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 28, 1996, 10 a.m. at St.

Casimir Church, 4340 Johnson, Hammond, IN. with Father Vladimir Janeczek

officiating. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL. Friends may

call at Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster, Indiana, on

Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with the Rosary prayed at 3 p.m.

Wallace "Wally" R. Prochot

Crown Point)),

IN

Wallace "Wally" R. Prochot, 72, of Crown Point, passed away Tuesday, June

25, 1996. Survivors: daughter, Lynn Oliver of Crown Point; three

granddaughters, Sharon, Jennifer, and Alina Oliver; step daughter,JoAnne

(Kenneth) Wirick of Valparaiso; two sisters, Marie Black and Ann Kughler, both

of Gary; preceded in death by wives, Betty and Margaret.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 28, 1996, at 10 am at St.

Matthias Church, 12505 Marshall St., Crown Point, with Rev. Terry Steffens

officiating. Burial, Chapel Lawn Memorail Gardens, Schererville. Friends may

meet with the family from 9am until the time of the Mass at St.Matthias Church,

Friday.

Mr. Prochot was a member of St.Matthias Church; American LegionPost #20;

AMVETS and the Loyal Order of Moose; a World War II Army Veteran having served

with Merril's Mauraders Tactical Force in Burma, China. In lieu of flowers,

memorials preferred to the Oliver Children's Educational Fund at Centier Bank,

Crown Point. Funeral arrangements by Pruzin & Little Funeral Service, Crown

Point.

Steve Reese

East Chicago

Steve Reese, 21, of East Chicago, IN. passed away Saturday, June 22,

1996 at St. Catherine Hospital. Survived by his mother, Gloria Donald; father,

R. C. Reese; two brothers, Troy (Rochelle) Donald and Nicholas Reese and two

sisters, Laura Donald and Cartina Reese, all of East Chicago; maternal

grandmother, Ocola Lofton of West Point, Mississippi; paternal grandmother,

Ella Reese of East Chicago; two nephews and a host of aunts, uncles, other

relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 29, 1996

at 11 a.m. from Peace Baptist Church, 1201 Chase St., Gary, IN., Rev. F. D.

Burns officiating. Interment, Fern Oaks Cemetery, Griffith, IN. Friends may

call Friday, June 28th at Hinton-Williams Funeral Home, 4859 Alexander Ave.,

East Chicago, IN. from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Steve was employed by Tysons

Lincoln Mercury and was a 1994 graduate of East Chicago Central High School.

Amanda Rich (nee Diekelman) Thornton Amanda Rich (nee Diekelman), 85, of

Thornton, Illinois passed away Tuesday, June 25, 1996 at Ingalls Memorial

Hospital, Harvey, Illinois. She is survived by four sons, William (Violet) of

Thornton, Illinois, John (Mary) of Steger, Illinois, Thomas (Lorraine) of

Phoenix, Arizona and James (Joyce) of Crete, Illinois; 17 grandchildren; 20

great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Paul

Diekelman of Thornton, Illinois and William Diekelman of Schaumburg, Illinois;

two sisters, Loretta Manns and Dorothy Gillespie, both of Thornton, Ilinois.

Preceded in death by her huband, Peter; sisters, Martha Zander and Ruth Sons

and brothers, Walter and Erwin Diekelman. Funeral services Friday, June 28,

1996 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 510 Chicago Road, Thornton,

Illinois with services conducted by Rev. Kenneth DeSoto. Interment, Homewood

Memorial Gardens, Homewood, Illinois. Visitation Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. at

the Smits, DeYoung-Vroegh Funeral Home, 649 E. 162nd St. (Rt. 6), South Holland

Illinois with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Mrs. Rich was a charter member and

a Gold Star Sister of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #1070, Thornton,

Illinois; member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and a charter member of the

Thornton Historical Society. Memorials to the family would be appreciated.

708-333-7000. Audrey L. Soos (nee Kasper) Highland/East Chicago Audrey L.

Soos (nee Kasper), 67, of Highland, IN. passed away on Monday, June 24, 1996.

She is survived by loving husband, Joseph; one brother, Donald (Joann) Kasper

of Hammond; niece, Cynthia (Steve) Vermejan of Hammond; brother-in-law, Zoltan

(Irene) Soos of Canoga Park, CA and several cousins. Preceded in death by

parents, Samuel and Clara Kasper. Funeral services will be held Friday, June

28 , 1996 at 10 a.m. at the Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 2828 Highway Ave.,

Highland, IN. with Rev. Doyll H. Andrews officiating. Entombment at Oak Hill

Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2

to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mrs. Soos was a member of the Faith United Church of

Christ in Hessville and was a former resident of East Chicago. She was a former

manager of Garden City in East Chicago. She was a devoted wife, sister and aunt

and will be missed by all that knew and loved her. Joyce J. Sullivan

Lansing Joyce J. Sullivan, 63, of Lansing, passed away Monday, June 24

,1996. Survived by two daughters, Pat (Tim) Paulson and Gail (Joseph) Banasiak;

three grandsons, Chad, Adam and Eric Paulson; one granddaughter, Chelsey

Banasiak; brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth (Alice) Sullivan, Jack Sullivan

and Doris (Robert) Sanders; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by

her husband, Charles in March of 1996. Funeral services will be held Friday,

June 28, 1996 at 11 a.m. from the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge

Road, Lansing, Illinois. Burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Lansing, IL. Friends

may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Myrtle J.

Wilinski Dyer/Hessville Mytle J. Wilinski, 85, of Dyer, IN., formerly of

Hessville, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 1996 at The Regency Place, Dyer. She

is survived by one daughter, Betty Jane (Richard) Kendall of Seattle,

Washington; three sons, William Wilinski of Schererville, James Wilinski of

Portage and John (Peggy) Wilinski of Hammond; eight grandchilren and one great

granddaughter; one brother, Russell (Phyllis) Marquart of LaPorte, IN. Mrs.

Wilinski was preceded in death by her husband Casimer in 1982. Funeral

services will be held Thursday, June 27, 1996 at 10 a.m. from the Covenant

Presbyterian Church, 6709 Arizona, Hammond, IN., with Pastor Alan Lutz and Dr.

John Eastwood, officiating. Interment at St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Wanatah,

Indiana will be private. Friends may call at the Bocken Funeral Home, 7042

Kennedy Ave., Hessville, IN. on Wednesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mrs.

Wilinski was a lifetime resident of this community and member of the Covenant

Presbyterian Church. Pauline V. Zamudio Hammond/South Chicago Pauline V.

Zamudio, 82, late of Hammond, formerly of South Chicago. A ray of sunshine has

been passed through the clouds, directly into heaven. Cherished wife of the

late Jesse; devoted mother of Jack Zamudio of Little Rock, Arkansas, Dawn

Barabas of Hammond, Indiana and Christina Loveless of Charlotte, North

Carolina; loving sister of Marguerite Dent of Ocola, Florida and Perry Harris

of Monticello, Kentucky; dearest grandmother of J. J. Zamudio, Eric Zamudio,

Desiree Barrion and Sara (Victor) Ortiz; dear great-grandmother of Anissa Belle

Ortiz; fond aunt of Donna Jean Walt. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be

made to the Vitas Hospice. Funeral services 1:00 p.m.Saturday at the Brown

Funeral Home, 2939 East 95th Street, Chicago, Illinois. Visitation Friday 2 to

8 p.m. Interment Private. (312) 768-0155.

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