Obituaries

1999-11-16T00:00:00Z Obituaries nwitimes.com
November 16, 1999 12:00 am

Irene Baker

Merrillville

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

Florida/Hobart

Mary D. Ball, 74, of Florida passed away Sunday, November 14, 1999 at Mary

Bartz

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

sister.

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

officiating.

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.

Loretta Bedocs

Hammond

Loretta

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

brother.

Funeral services

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.

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Edward S. Bliznik

Lansing

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.

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Airman First Class

Robert L. Buss

Dyer

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.

Funeral

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),

Highland.

Robert was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Griffith; a

graduate of Highland High School Class of 1997.

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John William Croney

Higginson, AK

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.

New Chicago

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

World

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

Hobart, IN

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

Fayetteville, GA

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

Medical Center.

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

and friends.

A memorial

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

Dyer

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;

numerous great-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

Lansing

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

and Jordan.

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

Burnham

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

great-grandchildren.

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

Thornton, Illinois.

Helen Kowalski

(nee Cielusnak)

South Shore

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

many.

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

(nee Zabek)

Calumet City

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,

Schererville, Indiana.

Active member of Our Lady of Knock Church and the Womens Society; summer

parishioner

of St. Anthony's Church of Fish Lake, Indiana. 708-333-0011.

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James P. McGee, Sr.

Merrillville

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

Park Cemetery.

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

High School

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

Pirates Organization.

Nelda Sue Mullins

Valparaiso

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

Shreffler; husband,

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.

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Dean A. Patrick

Highland, IN

Dean A. Patrick, 53, of Highland, IN passed away at his home November

14,1999. Survivors: wife, Pamela; five children, Tina Patrick of Highland,

Jennifer of

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

Lansing

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.

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Tylor Anderson Poczok

(Sulcer)

Hammond

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.,

Hessville.

John W. Reinke, Jr.

LaPorte

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,

Ronald

Adkins of Valparaiso, nephew, Erick Dombroski, two nieces, Amanda and Ashley

Huhnke.

A private memorial service will take place Thursday, November 18, 1999 at the

Wanatah Funeral Chapel with Pastor Craig Forwalter officiating. Cremation has

taken place

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

Munster/Hammond

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

Stolarz, Sr.

Priscilla attended and graduated from St. Casimir Elementary School (1963)

and Bishop

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

Hammond

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

cousins.

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.

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Harry Thompson, Sr.

"Harpo"

Munster,IN

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

brother, Donald.

Funeral service will be Thursday, November 18,1999, at 11 a.m. from St. Paul

Lutheran

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,

Munster,IN.

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

126;

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

(nee Fiegle)

Munster

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

husband, Herbert.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 18, 1999 at 11 a.m. at the

Trinity

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.

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