Irene Baker, 89, of Merrillville passed away Sunday, November 14, 1999 at her
residence. Survivors: dear friends, Jordana (Matt) Kalevski of Hobart; nieces,
Ruth (Don) Seymour of Hobart, Louise Sager and Evelyn Richie, both
of San Antonio, Texas, Mardell (Joe) Puckett of Evansville, Indiana; one niece
and nephew in Hungary.
Friends may call Tuesday 2 to 6 p.m. at Rendina Funeral Home, 5100 Cleveland
Street, Merrillville. Prayer service Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. Funeral Wednesday
9:15 a.m. from the chapel and 10 a.m. Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church with
Rev. Chris Bugno officiating. Entombment, Calumet Park Mausoleum.
Mary D. Ball
Mary D. Ball, 74, of Florida passed away Sunday, November 14, 1999 at Mary
VNA Hospice in Valparaiso. She was most recently a Florida resident and
formerly a Hobart resident for 50 years. Mrs. Ball was a longtime member of the
First United Methodist Church of Hobart.
She is survived by her husband, Elmer H.; two sons, Bill Ball
of Hobart and Philip (Rosie) Ball of South Wilmington, Illinois; one daughter,
Pat (George) Poisel of Valparaiso, IN; three grandchildren, Susan (Larry)
Crosby of Hobart, Brian and Shawn Poisel, both of Valparaiso; three
great-grandchildren; one sister, Evelyn
Monroe of California; three nieces. Preceded in death by three brothers and one
Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 17, 1999, 11 a.m. at Rees
Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel, 600 W. Old Ridge Road, with Rev. Michael Goodspeed
Burial, Graceland Cemetery in Valparaiso. Memorial contributions are preferred
to either Porter County Cancer Society or the Mary Bartz VNA Hospice. Friends
may call Tuesday 2 to 8 p.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel.
Bedocs, 65, of Hammond, IN passed away Saturday, November 13, 1999 at her
residence. She is survived by six children, Bonnie (Joaquin) Morando and Jerry
(Debra) Moore of Hammond, IN, Delores Bennett of Logansport, IN, Andrew
(Rhonda) Bedocs, Jr. of Lake Station,
IN, Kenneth (Lisa) Bedocs of Logansport, In and Margaret (Ronald) Rosine of
Chicago, IL; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Shirley
(Rudy) Fusko of Hammond, IN, Patsy Sayers of Highland, IN, Geraldine (Tom)
Skordas of St. Cloud, FL,
Betty Stevens of Hammond, IN, Arlene Brown and Mickey Ziembicki of Crown Point,
IN and Christine Mutull of DeMotte, IN; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded
in death by her husband, Andrew Bedocs, Sr.; parents; five sisters and one
will be held Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 10 a.m. from LaHayne Funeral Home,
6955 Southeastern Ave., Hammond, IN with Rev, Richard Orlinski officiating.
Burial, Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN. Friends may call the
the funeral home Tuesday
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mrs. Bedocs was a lifetime resident of this area. Information 219-845-3600.
Edward S. Bliznik
Edward S. Bliznik, 79, late of Lansing, Illinois passed away Sunday, November
14, 1999. He is survived by four children,
Carol, Kenneth (late Dana), Donald (Kristen) and Laurie Bliznik; one brother,
Stanley (Bonnie) Bliznik; one sister, Rosalie (Edward) Palasik. Preceded in
death by his wife, Anne Bliznik.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 18, 1999, 9:30 a.m.
prayers from the Hennessy-Nowak Funeral Home, 400 Pulaski Road (154th Street),
Calumet City to St. Ann Church. Mass, 10:15 a.m. Interment, Holy Cross
Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mr. Bliznik was a retired employee of Wisconsin Steel
Works; a World War II US Marine Corp Veteran; past commander and life member of
Ehinger Brothers Post #8141 VFW; life member of Calumet Memorial Post #330
American Legion and life member of Fourth Marine Division Association World War
II veterans. In lieu
of flowers, donations to Hospice of the Calumet area would be appreciated.
Airman First Class
Robert L. Buss
Airman First Class Robert L. Buss, 20, of Dyer, formerly of Highland, passed
away Wednesday, November 10, 1999. Survivors: parents,
Le Roy (Dawn) Buss of Dyer; one brother, Steve Buss of Chicago; two sisters,
Christina (Tom) Schneider of Dyer and Dana Buss of Chicago; grandparents,
Ernest (Blanch) Buss of Greenview, Illinois, Mary Schmacher of Dyer; one
nephew, Troy Schneider.
services will be held Wednesday, November 17, 1999, 11 a.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, Dr. Dale Mendenhall and Rev. Steve Loft officiating. Burial,
Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Schererville. Friends may meet with the family Tuesday
from 4 to 8 p.m. at
the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (2 blocks south of Ridge Road),
Robert was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Griffith; a
graduate of Highland High School Class of 1997.
John William Croney
John William Croney, 62, of Higginson, AK, passed away Friday, November 12,
1999. He is survived by his wife, Ruthie Jane; one brother, James Carles Croney
of Cave City, AK; one sister, Lucille Lewis of Valparaiso, IN. Preceded in
death by his parents, Claude
and Allie Dixon Croney and two sisters, Mildred Croney and Lorene Raspberry.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 1 p.m. from
LaHayne Funeral Home, 6955 Southeastern Ave., Hammond, IN with Rev. Stanley
Ronald Tinnell officiating.
Burial, Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. Friends may call at the
funeral home Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m.
Mr. Croney was a veteran of the United States Air Force and worked as a
truck driver at J-Mar Express. Information 219-845-3600.
Michael Czekaj, Sr., 81, of New Chicago passed away Sunday, November 14,
1999. Mr. Czekaj had been a lifelong New Chicago resident and retired from US
Steel Foundary in 1981 with 44 years of service and was an U.S. Army Veteran of
War II. A member of Assumption B.V.M. Church, the Northwest Indiana Retirees
Club and the Leon Wolek American Legion Post #54 of New Chicago.
Survivors: son, Michael (Barbara) Czekaj, Jr. of New Chicago; son-in-law,
Richard Baron of New Chicago; eight
grandchildren, Kenneth (Beth) Czekaj, David (Melissa) Czekaj, Marie (David)
Cowden, Sandra Czekaj, Paulette (Daniel) Hill, Jacqueline (Terry) Mote, Jodie
and Ricky Baron; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Stanley (Stella) Czekaj
of Hobart and Frank (Shirley)
Czekaj of Ohio; three sisters, Mary (Charles) Marshall of Roselawn, Indiana,
Alice Felinski and Jean (Leon) McDaniel, both of Portage; brother-in-law,
Francis (Catherine) Monroe of New Chicago; sister-in-law, Lottie Kalilec of New
Chicago. Preceded in death
by wife, Helen and daughter, Arlene. Memorial contributions preferred to the
Friend to Friend Home Health Services for Developmentally Handicapped Children.
Funeral services Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 9:30 a.m. from Rees Funeral
Home, 600 W. Old Ridge
Road and to Assumption for Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., Rev. Martin J.
Dobrzynski officiating. Entombment, Calumet Park Cemetery. Prayer Vigil
Tuesday, 3 p.m. Northwest Indiana Retirees Club services Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. and
American Legion Services
Tuesday, 7 p.m. Visitation Tuesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Rees Funeral Home.
Barbara J. Dubach
Barbara J. Dubach, 70, of Hobart, IN, passed away Sunday, November 14, 1999,
at home. Mrs.Dubach was a Hobart resident for 54 years; she was
a member of St.Bridget Catholic Church; and St. Anne's Confraternity at church.
Honorary member and past president of St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary where
she volunteered over 9000 hours. Also a member and secretary of the NW Area
Hospital Council of Auxilaries,
past secretary of the Hobart Democratic Precinct; Vice Precinct Committeewoman
for many years. Past President of Chip and Charmers Bowling League at Hobart
Lanes. Survivors: son, John (Kathy) Dubach of Hobart; two daughters, Margaret
Dubach of San Diego,
CA and Kathy Dubach of Hobart; three grandchildren, Jason, Michael and Matthew
Knocke; aunt/godmother, Geraldine McGough of Stillwater,Minnesota; many nieces
and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Kenneth in June of 1982.
Funeral service Thursday, November
18, 1999, 9:30 am prayers at Rees Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel, 600 West Old
Ridge Road, and 10 am Mass ofChristian Burial at St.Bridget Catholic Church
with Rev. Domonic V. Bertino celebrating the Mass. Burial, Graceland Cemetery,
Valparaiso. St.Mary Medical
Center Auxiliary Service Wednesday at 4 pm with a St Anne's service immediately
following. Friends may call Tuesday 7 to 9 pm and Wednesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9
pm at Rees Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel.
Ann R. Duffala
Ann R. Duffala, 56,
of Fayetteville, Georgia passed away Friday, November 12, 1999. She is survived
by her husband, Colin J. "Duffy" Duffala; son, Robert Emil Duffala, both of
Fayetteville; brother, Robert "Bob" Riddell of Chatham, Massachusetts; sister,
Mary Kohler of Sheboygan,
Wisconsin; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by son, Randall John Duffala
and daughter, Jennifer Ann Duffala.
Family will receive friends and relatives from 5 to 7:30 p.m. prior to the
Eulogy Service at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to the Joe Sams School, 280 Brandywine Blvd., Fayetteville, GA 30214 in
memory of Ann Duffala.
Mrs. Duffala graduated from North High School in Sheboygan, attended Lake
Forest College and then Lakeland College where she was the first woman to
make the men's golf team. From 1965-70, she worked at American Air Lines as
ticket agent in New York and Chicago. On September 14, 1968 she married Colin
J. Duffala. From 1985-93, Mrs. Duffala worked at Booth Jr. High/Middle School.
She worked at C-21 Southern
Crescent Realty from 1993-95 and from 1995-97 she was patient rep at Fayette
Doris Stark Frazer
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL/Hammond
Doris Stark Frazer, 57, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at her home in
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. She
is survived by sisters, Juanita Yonke of Munster, Shirley Feduccia of Brooklyn
Park, Minnesota and Joan Chivalette of Jacksonville, Florida; brother-in-law,
George (late Jane) Gamble of Jacksonville Beach, Florida; many nieces, nephews
mass was held Saturday, October 23, 1999 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Burial was at St. Joseph-St. John Cemetery in
Hammond, Indiana on Saturday, November 13, 1999 with Fr. Larry Kew officiating.
Thomas W. Gunnum
Thomas W. Gunnum, 91, of Dyer, Indiana passed away Monday, November 15, 1999.
He is survived by two sons, Thomas L. Gunnum of Dyer and Ronald (Marie) Gunnum
of Newton County; one step-son, Ernest (Dorothy) Connell; eight grandchildren;
two sisters, Dolly Nault and Margie Dupore, both of Superior, Wisconsin.
Preceded in death by wife, Gertrude.
Visitation Wednesday, November 17, 1999 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the
Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 1920 Hart Street, Dyer. Funeral service 11:30
a.m. with Fr. Mark Pavlina officiating. Burial, Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet
City. For further information call 219-865-2881.
Hope H. Hastings
Hope H. Hastings, 48, of Lansing passed away Saturday, November 13, 1999.
Survived by two daughters,
Sarah and Joanna Connelly, both of Lansing; her mother, True Hastings of
Dolton; two sisters, Ramona (Herbert) Etemann of Colorado Springs, Colorado and
Cora Sue (Pat) Cory of Schererville; her significant other, John Olson and
family, Jason, Jennifer, Jamie
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 11 a.m. from the
Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing. Visitation at the
funeral home Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Hope was an employee of A.B.N. Amaro Bank in Chicago.
Muriel Jamrock, 79, late of Burnham, Illinois passed away Sunday, November 14
1999 at home. Preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, Sr. and son, Phillip.
Survived by three sons, Raymond, Jr. (Kathy) Jamrock, Thomas Jamrock and Michael
Pointen; two daughters, Hedy (Richard) Esposito and Norma Pointen; three
sisters, Ruth Noone, Joan Soto and Jean Hurley; six grandchildren; two
Funeral services Wednesday, November 17, 1999, 9 a.m. from Opyt Funeral
Home, 13350 Baltimore
Ave., Chicago to Mother of God Church for 9:30 a.m. Mass. Interment, Holy Cross
Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 2 to 9 p.m.
Mrs. Jamrock was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary of
Helen Kowalski (nee Cielusnak), 95, beloved wife of the late Anton; devoted
mother of the late Ereal, Harold (Tony), and Kenneth Kowalski and Michael
Bartkowicz; dear mother-in-law of Annette, Betty, Nancy and Francine and the
late Hilda; proud grandmother
of Glenn, Gayle, Jason, David, Allen, Kathy and Michael; great grandmother of
Visitation Wednesday, 10 a.m. until time of service at 12 noon at Kenny
Brothers Funeral Home, 3600 W. 95th St., Evergreen Park, Illinois. Interment,
Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Retired longtime employee of Goldblatts. 708-425-4500. 773-239-3600.
Mary M. Lazzaro
Mary M. Lazzaro (nee Zabek), 59, late of Calumet City, beloved wife of the
late Frank; loving daughter of Virginia and the late Alexander;
loving mother of Michael (Terri), Frank (Jennifer), Susan (William) Galgan,
Kenneth (Marijane) and Mark Lazzaro; cherished grandmother of Christina, Amber,
William, Joshua, Alexander, Dominic, Vincent, Andrew and Katlyn; dear sister of
Raymond (Linda), JoAnne
(Daniel) Jamrose, Richard (Sherry) and Robert (Sandy) Zabek; dear niece of many
aunts and uncles; dear aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Visitation Tuesday 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday 9 a.m. from Drumm Funeral
Home, 1200 East 162nd Street (one block west
of the Calumet Expressway on US 6 "159th"), South Holland. Mass 10 a.m. at Our
Lady of Knock Church, Calumet City. Interment, Chapel Lawn Cemetery,
Active member of Our Lady of Knock Church and the Womens Society; summer
of St. Anthony's Church of Fish Lake, Indiana. 708-333-0011.
James P. McGee, Sr.
James P. McGee, Sr., 72 of Merrillville passed away at his home with his
family present on Sunday, November 14, 1999. Survivors: wife, Janet (Richard);
five children, Donna McGee of Merrillville, James P. McGee, Jr. of
Merrillville, Timothy McGee of Merrillville, Michael ( Carla) McGee of Hobart,
and Carol (William) Soltis of Merrillville; five grandchildren, Michael, Jr.,
Ryan, Corey, Nathan and Victoria.
Friends may call at the Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service, 6360 Broadway,
Merrillville, 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday,
November 17, 199 , 11 a.m. at the Pruzin Brothers Chapel with Rev. Frederic
Lams officiating. Burial, Calumet
Mr. McGee was the founder and owner of McGee's Health Club formerly of Glen
Park and presently of Hobart; a Navy Veteran of World War II; a member and
board member of the Gary Old Timers Club; a volunteer punting coach at Hobart
for over 30 years. He played baseball for Indiana University and was named to
the All Big Ten Conference Baseball Team he was the "Most Valuable Pitcher" on
this Team, and was nicknamed " The Strikeout King." Jim also played semi-pro
baseball for the Pittsburgh
Nelda Sue Mullins
Nelda Sue Mullins, 72, of Valparaiso passed away Sunday, November 14, 1999 at
Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso. She was born May 25, 1927 in Salem,
Illinois the daughter of Cecil and Lillian (Black)
Shreffler. She was a Valparaiso resident for 25 years, formerly of Portage, she
was married to Leo Mullins on August 27, 1947 and he preceded her in death on
March 14, 1977. She was a Salem High School graduate and attended college for
two years. She was
a retired US Postal Carrier for rural Valparaiso for 20 years. She worked with
the Springvalley Shelter for many years.
She is survived by three sons, Thomas (Sheila) Mullins of Portage, Greg
(Dale) Mullins of Edwardsville, Illinois and David Mullins of
Valparaiso; one daughter, Cindy Mullins of Portage; grandchildren, Michelle and
Dave Sickles, Jennifer (Don) Higgins, Jeremy, Ryan and Jeff Mullins, Brittany
and Tommy Mullins, Serena and Ivan Rippe; great-grandchildren, Skyler and
Shinae Rippe, Jordyn and
Tyler Higgins; one sister, Wanda Eagan of Kingmundy, Illinois; many nieces and
nephews. Preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, George and Dora Black;
paternal grandparents, Aaron and Ella Shreffler; parents, Cecil and Lillian
Leo Mullins; one son, Daniel Mullins; one granddaughter; one great
granddaughter; two brothers and two sisters.
A visitation will be held Monday, November 15, 1999 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. at Engel Funeral Home, 2700 Willowcreek Road, Portage, Indiana
46368 with a funeral service being held Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 10 a.m.
at Engel Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Joseph Baunoch of Portage First United
Methodist Church officiating. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Portage. Memorials
may be made to the Caring
Place. For information please call 219-762-8595.
Dean A. Patrick
Dean A. Patrick, 53, of Highland, IN passed away at his home November
14,1999. Survivors: wife, Pamela; five children, Tina Patrick of Highland,
Hammond, Mark Patrick of Hammond, Jerry Patrick with the U.S. Marine Corps and
Phillip Patrick at home; father, Robert Patrick of Lowell; brother, Terry
(Jeanette) Patrick of Minnesota; in laws, Rev. Paul and Sue Stinnett of
Hammond; numerous nieces and nephews;
preceded in death by mother, Cora.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 19, 1999, 11 a.m. at the
Calvary Baptist Church in Highland with Rev. Paul Stinnett officiating.
Burial, Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Schererville. Friends may meet with the family
Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman
Road, (2 blocks south of Ridge Road), Highland.
Dean attended the Trinity Baptist Church in Hammond, retired from the Munster
Police Dept. as Lieutenant, Supervisor of the Uniform
Division for 27 years, served with the U.S. Marine Corps. during Vietnam,
served with the United Nations in Bosnia on a peace keeping mission with the
International Police Task Force, owned and operated Baskin Robbins 31 Flavors
in Crown Point, Munster
and Highland. Dean was a loving and devoted husband, father, and friend who
will be dearly missed by all that knew him.
Sandra Pesavento, 63, of Lansing, IL passed away Sunday, November 14, 1999.
Survived by her husband, Aldo;
two daughters, Laura (Kevin) Mulhall and Nora (Dave) Tarra; one grandson,
Michael Mulhall; one brother, Charles (Marilyn) Kinney.
Funeral service will be held Thursday, November 18, 1999, at 8:30 a.m. from
the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road,
Lansing, to St. Ann Church for Mass at 9 a.m. Interment, Holy Sepulchre
Cemetery, Worth, IL. Visitation at the funeral home Wednesday 2 to 9 p.m.
Tylor Anderson Poczok
Tylor Anderson Poczok, 4, of Hammond passed away
Friday, November 12, 1999. Survived by his mother, Cindy A. Poczok; father,
Harry A. Sulcer III; brother, Kyle Poczok; grandparents, Shawn and Carmelite
Munroe of Hammond, Ed and Sandra Shonk of Hammond, Madison and Betty Benton of
Paris, Illinois and Frank
Poczok of Hammond; great-grandmother, Blanche Reed; several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 10 a.m. at the
Virgil Huber Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may
call on Monday from
2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virgil Huber Funeral Home, 7051 Kennedy Ave.,
John W. Reinke, Jr.
John W. Reinke,Jr., age 40 of LaPorte,Indiana, formerly of Wanatah,Indiana
passed away Thursday, November 11, 1999 at LaPorte Hospital.
Mr. Reinke had worked in construction and as a handyman. He was a member of the
Salem United Church of Christ in Wanatah and was a 1978 graduate of LaCrosse
High School. Born February 28, 1959 in LaPorte, Indiana the son of John W.
Reinke, Sr., and Nancy
L. (Wagner) Duncan.
Survivors include Father and Step-Mother, John W. and Betty Reinke Sr. of
Wanatah, Indiana, Mother, Nancy L. Duncan of Wanatah, two sisters, Koren Huhnke
of Hanna, Indiana, and Pamela (Edward) Dombroski of Wanatah, step brother,
Adkins of Valparaiso, nephew, Erick Dombroski, two nieces, Amanda and Ashley
A private memorial service will take place Thursday, November 18, 1999 at the
Wanatah Funeral Chapel with Pastor Craig Forwalter officiating. Cremation has
and the ashes will be buried at the Salem Cemetery, Wanatah, Indiana.
Memorials may be given to Salem United Church of Christ in Wanatah, IN.
Priscilla Stolarz, 50, of Munster, IN, formerly of Hammond, IN passed away
on Saturday, November 13, 1999 at Community Hospital after 12 years battling
breast cancer. She is survived by her son, Joseph S. Chocholek; mother, Ruby L.
Stolarz, both of Munster, IN; one sister, Kathleen (Robert) Spejewski of
Griffith, IN; one half-sister,
JoAnn (late Roy, Sr.) Curtis and one half-brother, Charles Joseph (Janet)
Stolarz, both of Monticello, IN; nieces, Nicole Spejewski and Candy Curtis;
nephews, Allen Spejewski, Billy Curtis, Roy Curtis, Jr., Kenneth Stolarz,
Russel Stolarz and Charles Joseph
Stolarz, Jr. and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She also leaves behind
many dear friends: Lucy (Dennis) Perz, Lauri (late Danny) Vargo, Helen (Pete)
Rich, Harriet (Don) Berquist, Cindy (Eric) Fehlau, Debbie (Frank) Pizzuto and
Debbie (Tim) Ford. Preceded
in death by her father, Joseph F. Stolarz; maternal grandparents, Roosevelt and
Iva May Moore; paternal grandparents, Stanley and Anna Catherine and Angline
Priscilla attended and graduated from St. Casimir Elementary School (1963)
Noll Institute (1967), both in Hammond, IN. She worked at St. Catherine
Hospital, Lever Brothers Company and her own business,
Four-Seasons-Over-Size-Load Escort Trucking Service. She was a person with a
lot of love to give and was kind to everyone. Even
when she was ill, she took the time to find a needy family and gave them food
for a Thanksgiving Dinner. All she asked for in return was prayers for her to
get well. She will be greatly missed by all whose lives she has touched.
Funeral services Wednesday,
November 17, 1999, 10:30 a.m. at the Anthony & Dziadowicz Funeral Home, 9445
Calumet Avenue (at 45th Street), Munster with 11 a.m. mass at St. Thomas More
Church, Munster. Entombment, Holy Cross Mausoleum, Calumet City, IL. Visitation
Tuesday 2 to 5 and 7
to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family.
Johnny Ray Styka
Johnny Ray Styka, 22, of Hammond passed away Friday, November 12, 1999. He is
survived by his son, Kyle Poczok; parents, Robert "Bob" and JoNell (nee Jones)
Styka, all of Hammond; brothers and sisters, Sonya Williams, Jeff (Shawna)
Moore and Jill Will of Morocco, Indiana; Donna Rae Whittinghill, Greg (Shelly)
Styka of Hammond, Tina (Allen) Wright of DeMotte and Toby ( Debbie) Styka of
Evergreen Park, Illinois;
grandparents, Mary and Rolin Farmer of Dawson Springs, Kentucky and Ruth and
Leroy Altgilbers of Hammond; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and
Johnny attended Scott Middle School and Morton High School, Hammond; he
earned his GED and finished
his apprenticeship to become a bricklayer at Blackwell Job Corp., Lenoa,
Wisconsin; he joined Bricklayers Local #21 Brickmasons of Chicago and worked as
a bricklayer apprentice on construction sites.
Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, November
16, 1999 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virgil-Huber Funeral Home, 7051
Kennedy Ave., Hammond. Funeral services Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 10 a.m.
at the funeral home with Pastor James Williams officiating. Burial, Elmwood
Cemetery, Hammond, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.
Harry Thompson, Sr.
Harry Thompson, Sr., 71, of Munster, IN, passed away Sunday, November 14,1999
at home surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by
his wife of 52 years, Emily; seven loving children, Janice Becker, Marty
(LaVerne) Thompson, Angel (Tom) Coyle, Debra (Norman) Bajda, Harry Thompson,
Jr., and Angel (Tim) Bohney; 10 grandchildren, Arthur (Lynn) Geberin, Vicki
(Harry) Becker, Danielle (Marty)
Thompson,Jr., Thomas(Ann) Coyle, Jennifer Coyle, Kevin Radvonawsky, Norman,
Gregory and Brandi Badja; two great grandchildren, Ryan Geberin and Brandi
Badja; brother, Martin (Fern) Thompson of Ohio; sister in law, Barb, of Ohio,
sister, Joanne Capretti, of
Lynwood and brother, Bill Thompson of Germany; numerous nieces, nephews and
friends. Preceded in death by his son, George, grandson, Patrick Badja, and
Funeral service will be Thursday, November 18,1999, at 11 a.m. from St. Paul
Church, Munster,IN with Pastor Scott Bruick officiating. He will lie in state
at the church from 10 am to 11 am. Interment, Concordia Cemetery, Hammond,
IN.Visitation will be Wednesday 2 to 5 pm and 7 to 9 pm at the Burns-Kish
Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Avenue,
Harry retired from NIPSCO after 35 years of service; retired from Stack & Van
Tils after 10 years of service; Honorable Discharge from the U.S.Navy; faithful
member of St.Paul Lutheran Church, Munster, IN; member of American Legion Post
avid gardener and bird lover. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Paul
Lutheran School in Munster, IN. Military Honors will be held at the cemetery.
Leonora E. Volkman
Leonora E. Volkman (nee Fiegle), 90, of Munster, lifelong
resident of the Calumet Area, passed away Saturday, November 13, 1999 at
Regency Place Nursing Home. She is survived by daughter, Betty Carr of Munster;
son, Herbert (Cheryl) Volkman of Munster; five grandchildren, Rick (Kathy)
Carr, James Carr, Thomas (Diane)
Carr, Melissa Volkman and Nicholas Volkman; three great-grandchildren, Bryan
Carr, Jason Carr and Daniel Carr; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by
Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 18, 1999 at 11 a.m. at the
Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7227 Hohman Ave., Hammond, Indiana, Pastor Karl
Davies officiating. Burial, Concordia Cemetery. Friends may call at the Geisen
Funeral Home, 109 N. East Street, Crown Point on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and
Wednesday from 2 to 5
and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
Mrs. Volkman was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hammond;
she worked at Maginot Printing in Hammond and was a member of the Munster Fire
Department Ladies Auxiliary. In lieu
of flowers, memorials may be given to the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
or the Boys Scouts of America Calumet Council. For information 219-663-2500.