Obituaries

1996-05-11T00:00:00Z Obituaries nwitimes.com
May 11, 1996 12:00 am

George "Phil" Anderson

Lansing

George "Phil" Anderson, 75, of Lansing, IL. passed away Wednesday, May 8,

1996. Survived by his wife, Jean; one son, Phillip (Renae) Anderson; two

daughters, Ingrid (Bill) Udovich and Crystal (Robert) Ruiz; nine grandchildren;

four great grandchildren; one brother, Willis (Mary) Anderson and many other

loving family members.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 11, 1996 at 10 a.m. from the

Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, IL. Burial at Holy

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

Friday 2 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Anderson had been a commercial fisherman; former employee of Republic

Steel Company and retired from Simmons Mattress Company.

Helen Kowalski Anselman (nee Trader)

Calumet City

Helen Kowalski Anselman (nee Trader), 50 of Calumet City, IL. passed away

Thursday, May 9, 1996 at home. Survived by husband, Louis "Marty" Anselman; one

daughter, Angela (Danny) O'Brien; two brothers, Andrew (C.C.P.D.) (Bertie)

Trader and Joseph (Kim) Trader; two sisters, Patricia (late Frank) Pezel and

Barbara (Antonio) Hernandez; parents, Helen and the late Thurman Trader; four

grandchildren: Ian, Shane, Danny and Shamus; many nieces and nephews. Preceded

in death by 1st husband Fred Kowalski.

Services Monday, May 13, 1996, 9:30 a.m. at Opyt Funeral Home, 13350

Baltimore Ave., Hegewisch, IL. to St. Andrew Church, 10 a.m. Mass. Interment,

Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation Saturday 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 9 p.m.

Mrs. Anselman was a member and past president of the American Legion

Ladies Auxiliary United #330 (services Sunday at 7:30 p.m.); La Societe De

Femme Cabane Locale #1348; Daughters of Isabella Circle #859 and Rosary Ladies

of St. Andrew Church.

Evelyn Pauline Berndt

Valparaiso

Evelyn Pauline Berndt, 75, of Valparaiso, passed away Thursday, May 9,

1996 at Mary E. Bartz Hospice Center in Valparaiso. She was born February 5,

1921 in Hammond, the daughter of David and Thelma (Tipton) Hill. She was a

member of the Central Christian Church of Valparaiso. Over the last 15 years of

her life she was a volunteer at Porter Memorial Hospital, Porter-Starke

Services, Head Start preschool and American Cancer Society. In 1938 she married

Delbert Collinsworth who was killed in action in Germany in 1945. Later she

married Lloyd Berndt who preceded her in death April 26, 1981. She is survived

by four daughters, Barbara Harvey of Pasadena, CA., Beverly Collinsworth of

Chicago, Donna (Curtis) Claussen and Sharon (Jeffrey) McKim of Valparaiso; two

sons, Delbert (Nancy) Collinsworth of Kouts and Michael (Theresa) Berndt of

Valparaiso; 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; two sisters, Garnet

(Wayne) Wilgus and Phyllis (John) Zorick, both of Valparaiso; brother, Edwin

Hill of Valparaiso; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents,

three sisters, Lucille (Glen) Hyatte, Delores (David) Hill and Janet (Mike)

Stimson and brother, David Hill

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday, May 13, 1996 at Central Christian Church,

Valparaiso with Minister Harold Weller officiating. Burial in Memorial Park

Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 2 to 8 p.m. at the Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102

Monroe St., Valparaiso, IN. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorials be

given to Mary E. Bartz Hospice Center or Central Christian Church.

Kathryn S. Berthold

Munster

Kathryn S. Berthold, 88, of Munster, IN. passed away Thursday, May 9,

1996. She is survived by two sons, Andrew (Yoko) Berthold of Salinas, CA. and

Michael (Maria) Berthold of Oak Park, IL.; four grandchildren, Mark, Rodney,

Robert and Pam Berthold; three sisters, Margaret Anderson of Elk Grove, IL.,

Sophie (Lawrence) Eaton of Highland, IN. and Laura Schneider of Montello, WI.;

two brothers, Henry Speiler of Dallas, TX. and Leonard (Donna) Speiler of

Bushnell, FL.; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband,

Andrew W. Berthold in 1974.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 13, 1996 at 9:30 a.m. from the

Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster, IN. with a 10 a.m. Mass of

Resurrection at St. Thomas More Church, Father Richard Emerson officiating.

Interment, St. Joseph Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Visitation will be Sunday 2 to 4

and 7 to 9 p.m. with a prayer service at 8 p.m.

Mrs. Berthold was a founding member of St. Thomas More Church, member of

the Catholic Order of Foresters, Baumgarten Court 513. Memorial donations to

St. Thomas More in her memory would be appreciated.

Beverly J. Gogerty

(nee Toopes)

Calumet City

Beverly J. Gogerty (nee Toopes), 70, late of Calumet City, IL. passed away

Thursday, May 9, 1996. She is survived by four children: Ruth Gogerty of

Homewood, IL., Martha Jean (John) Ribarczek of Phoenix, AZ., Margaret Gerovac

of Valparaiso, IN. and Mark J. (Michelle) Gogerty of Midlothian, IL.; five

grandchildren; one great grandchild; brother, James (Emily) Toopes of Florida;

two sisters, Margaret (Larry) Rankin of Ohio and Martha (late John) Rascop of

Crescent City, IL.; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her

husand, Francis J. Gogerty.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 14, 1996, 9:30 a.m. prayers from

the Hennessy-Nowak Funeral Home, 400 Pulaski Road (154th St.), Calumet City,

Illinois, to Our Lady of Knock Church, Mass 10 a.m. Interment at Holy Cross

Cemetery. Visitation on Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mary Clark

(nee Mihalcik)

Hammond

Mary Clark (nee Mihalcik), 66, of Hammond, IN passed away Thursday, May

9, 1996 at St. Margaret Mercy Healthcare Center, Hammond. Survived by husband,

Robert E. Clark; two sons, Michael W. (Yvonne) Clark of St. John and Robert J.

Clark of Griffith; two grandchildren, Bethany and Michael; mother-in-law, Nova

Clark of Hammond; sister, Pauline (John) Vetroczky of Whiting; brother, Michael

(Sue) Mihalcik of Griffith; sister-in-law, LaVerne (Louis) Brownlee of Phoenix

Arizona; nephews, Jeffrey Vetroczky and Jack (Rocky) Vetroczky, both of

Whiting; two nieces, Paula (Peter) Chorich of Dyer and Michelle Mihalcik of

Griffith; nephews, Jack Brownlee of El Paso, Texas and Bill (Terrea Lee)

Brownlee of Payson, Arizona. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Anna

Mihalcik.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 13, 1996 at 9:30 a.m. from the

Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting, IN., 10 a.m. Liturgy at St. Mary

Byzantine Catholic Church, Whiting, with Rev. Joseph Pohorlak officiating.

Interment, St. Mary Cemetery, Hessville, Indiana. Visitation at the funeral

home Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. Parastas services at the funeral home Sunday

evening at 7:30 p.m.

Mrs. Clark was a lifelong resident of the Calumet Region; member of St.

Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Whiting; St. Mary Rosary, Altar and Sacred

Heart Societies (prayers Sunday at 2 p.m.) and the Greek Catholic Union.

219-659-4400.

Charles F. Daniels

DeMotte/Gary

Charles F. Daniels, 81, of DeMotte formerly of Gary, passed away

Thursday, May 9, 1996. Survived by two brothers, Rev. John W. Daniels and

Vincent (Frances) Daniels of DeMotte; two sisters, Helen Daniels Brink of

Crete, IL. and Emily (Marvin) Jurgesen of Lowell; five nieces and nephews;

seven great nieces and great nephews.

Mr. Daniels was a life member of St. Casimir Church of Gary; a retired

expediter and plant security patrolman at the U.S. Steel Sheet & Tin Mill with

40 years of service and WWII Navy veteran.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 14, 1996 at 9:15 a.m. from

Pruzin Brothers Chapel and 10 a.m. at St. Casimir Church, Gary, with Rev. John

Daniels and Msgr. Ignatius Urbonas officiating. Burial at Calvary Cemetery,

Portage. Friends may call at Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service, 6360 Broadway,

Merrillville, IN. on Monday from 2 to 5 and 6:30 to 9 p.m.

James A. Farrell

Florida/Hammond

James A. Farrell, of Clearwater, Florida, formerly of Hammond, passed

away Friday, April 12, 1996 at his Regency Heights Park home. He retired from

NIPSCO as Vice President in 1975 after 53 years of service. He and his wife,

Margaret "Dolly", owned Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor in Robertsdale. Farrell's

Erle Lunch in Hammond and Pine Crest Lodge in Iron River, Wisconsin. He

attended Northwestern University and Walton School of Commerce. He had been an

active member in the Hammond Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Indian Gas

Association, Indiana Electric Association, Public Utility Securities Club and

The Data Processing Management Association. His oldest son, James, and his wife

of 62 years, Margaret, preceded him in death. He is survived by his sons,

Patrick E. Farrell (Carol) of Miami Lakes, Florida and Terrence J. Farrell

(Jeri) of Schererville, and 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Services were held at All Saints Catholic Church in Clearwater on April

13th, Father Greg Andrews officiated. A celebration of his life was held that

evening at Regency Heights Park in Clearwater; his family, including all of the

grand children and great grand-children, and many of his friends, totaling 170,

were in attendance to honor his memory.

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Paul Peter Giorgio

East Chicago

Paul Peter Giorgio, 71, of East Chicago, passed away Thursday, May 9,

1996 at Methodist Hospital Southlake Campus in Merrillville, after a lengthy

illness. Survived by loving wife, Mary Ann (nee Rossi); nephews, Eugene

(Helen) Giorgio of Crown Point and Anthony (Patricia) Giorgio of Davenport,

Iowa, niece, Paulette (Kenneth) Klawitter of Valparaiso, IN.; sisters-in-law,

Florence Heili of Calumet City, Esther Costantino of South Holland IL. and

Evelyn Rossi of East Chicago; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great

nephews. Preceded in death by his father Antony, mother Rocchina and brother,

Eugene.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 13 1996 at 9:30 a.m. from Huber's

Funeral Home, 905 West Chicago Ave., East Chicago, IN., and 10 a.m. at St.

Mary's Church, East Chicago with Rev. Stephen Gibson officiating. Burial,

Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Friends may meet with the family

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

Mr. Giorgio was a member of St. Mary's Church; veteran of World War II

serving in the Army, decorated with a Bronze Star and served in the European

Theatre with the 5th Division; Life member of American Legion Allied Post

#369, who will post colors Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and hold full military services

Monday; member of A.A.R.P.; Local Union #1026 of the Blaw Knox Co. where he was

employed for 42 years. Lifelong resident of East Chicago. Father Gibson will

hold a prayer service on Sunday at 7:15 p.m.

John H. Kloppenburg

Momence, IL.

John H. Kloppenburg, 84, of Momence, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, May

9 1996. He was born September 9, 1911. Survived by wife, Helen of St. James

Manor in Crete, Illinois; his children: Kurt (Helen) of South Holland, IL. and

Betty (Don) Schepel of St. John, IN.; five grandchildren and five great

grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements private. Interment, Rose Hill Cemetery, Billings,

Missouri. Memorials to Gideons International would be appreciated.

John S. Kosich

Hobart

John S. Kosich, 72, of Hobart, IN. passed away Friday, May 10, 1996. Mr.

Kosich had been a Hobart resident for 35 years and was a retired Hobart City

employee with 15 years of service. He was a member of M.L. McClelland Masonic

Lodge #357 F&AM. Mr. Kosich also operated John Kosich Helping Hand Program.

Survived by wife, Dorothy; one son, Samuel (Shirley) Kosich and one grandson,

Samuel, all of Hobart; two sisters, Angie Rux of Modesto, CA. and Malavia Medar

of Phoenix, AZ.; also, nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hobart Food Pantry. Visitation

Sunday, May 12, 1996 from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Rees Funeral Home, 600 West Old

Ridge Road, Hobart, IN. No funeral services will be held.

Edward J. Kovach

Hammond

Edward J. Kovach, 78, of Hammond, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 1996. He

is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Marie; two sisters, Mary Ashcraft of

Highland and Ann Schweighardt of Valparaiso; two sisters-in-law, Sophie

(Gordon) Toncheff of Arizona and Virginia (Bill) Rakos of Hammond; numerous

nieces, nepehews, great nieces and great nephews. Preceded in death by his

daughter, Carla, brother, Joseph Kovach, sister, Veronica Kovach, two

brother-in-law, Henry Ashcraft and Albert Schweighardt.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 11, 1996 at 9:30 a.m. at the

Solan Funeral Home for 10 a.m. Mass at St. John Bosco Catholic Church with

Father Stanley Dominik officiating. Burial at St. John Cemetery in Hammond, IN.

Friends may visit with the family Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Solan

Funeral Home, 7109 Calumet Ave., Hammond, IN. Rosary at 2:30 p.m.

Mr. Kovach was a lifelong area resident; member of St. John Bosco Church;

member of American Legion Post 777; veteran of WWII and retired from Amoco Oil.

Bruce N. "Moose" Leeper

Valparaiso

Bruce N. "Moose" Leeper, 43, of Valparaiso, passed away Wednesday, May 8,

1996 in Jackson Township. He was born April 19, 1953 in Gary IN. He was the

beloved son of Charles and Dorothy (Skomp) Leeper. A lifelong Porter County

resident; graduate of Portage High School, Class of 1971 and has been a self

employed contractor for 25 years. Mr. Leeper was the loving father of Kenny

Leeper, who is attending college in New York and Bridget Leeper of Valparaiso.

Also surviving are his former wife and mother of Bruce's children, Debbie

Brown; his parents, Harvey and Dot Leeper of Valparaiso; paternal grandmother,

Edna Leeper of Florida; loving brother of Charles "Skip" Leeper of Arizona and

Gary Leeper of Louisiana; also many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews,

cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Louise and

Fred Skomp and Charles Leeper, Sr.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 13, 1996, 11 a.m. at Engel

Funeral Home. Interment, McCool Cemetery, Portage, IN. Friends may call on

Sunday May 12th from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Engel Funeral Home, 2700 Willow Creek

Road, Portage, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the children.

For information 219-762-8595

Grace H. Mallett

(nee Thon)

Highland

Grace H. Mallett, 82, of Highland, IN. passed away Thursday, May 9, 1996

at her residence. She is survived by brother, George (Marguerite) Thon of

Highland; three sisters, Fae (late Edwin) Brown of Highland, Alta (Howard)

Rippe of Hammond and Jean (Clarence) Eidam of Munster; sister-in-law, Harriett

Mallett of Fort Wayne, Indiana; nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews

and cousins. Preceded in death by husband, Adolph E. in 1991.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 13, 1996 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's

Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8601 Harrison Ave., Munster, IN. with Pastor

Ronald C. Moritz and Pastor William J. Steinbauer officiating. Burial at

Concordia Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Friends may call at the LaHayne Funeral Home,

5746 Hohman Ave., Hammond, IN. on Sunday 2 to 7 p.m. and at the church on

Monday from 9 a.m. until time of service. Memorials may be given to St. Paul's

Evangelical Lutheran Church or Hospice of the Calumet Area.

Mrs. Mallett was a lifetime resident of the area and member of St. Paul's

Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ladies Aid, Grandparent Readers and Bible Class.

A. J. "Joe" Manley

Gary/Valparaiso

A. J. "Joe" Manley, 69, formerly of Gary, IN., a Valparaiso IN. resident

for 14 years passed away in Methodist Hospital, Merrillville on Wednesday, May

8, 1996. Joe was born in Jessup, Pennsylvania. He was a member of St. Elizabeth

Ann Seton Church. Joe had been a carpenter from Local 1005 for 45 years and

recently retired as the Business Manager of the Northwest Indiana District

Council of Carpenters and Millwrights. He was Past President of the Indiana

State Council of Carpenters, Vice-President of the State of Indiana AFL-CIO,

the Indiana State Building Trades, the N.W. Indiana Carpenters Apprenticeship

Program, Governor Bayh's labor advisory board, a delegate to the Democratic

National Convention, a member of the National Democratic Committee,

Vice-Chairman of the Indiana State Democractic Party, Past Admiral of the

Pirates, a member of the Board of Directors of Tradewinds, Lake County Mental

Health, Lake County Jobs Training, Lake County Prosecutor's Board, Hoosiers

Boys Town, Lake County United Way, Northwest Indiana Forum, Northwest Indiana

Airport Board, Ivy Tech College Advisory Board, the Arthritis Foundation and

the Hammond Times Editorial Board. He was a member of the Friendly Sons of Erin

and a veteran of World War II, U.S. Navy. He was a lifelong avid Notre Dame fan

and a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend.

Survivors are wife, Annabelle Manley of Valparaiso; three sons, Joseph P.

Manley of Valparaiso, James E (Marilyn) Manley of Lakes of the Four Seasons and

John R. Manley of Waynesville, Ohio; two daughters, Susan M. (Robert) Quick of

Medford, New Jersey and Sally J. (Robert) Collins of Lakes of the Four Seasons;

ten grandchildren: Rebecca, Robert, Brian and Bradley Quick, Karyn, Christina

and Sara Hodges, Ryan, Christopher and Eric Manley; two step granddaughters,

Melissa and Kristen Collins; two brothers, John F. Manley of Delran New Jersey

and William (Elizabeth) Manley of Dyer, Indiana; four sisters, Mary Alice

Walker of Delran New Jersey, Jean Manley of Peckville, Pennsylvania, Patricia

(Joseph) Zator of Crown Point, Indiana and Marjorie Sweeney of Peckville,

Pennsylvania; brother-in-law, James (Donna) Forrest of Valparaiso;

sister-in-law, Genevieve Ewen of Orem, Utah and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services Monday, May 13, 1996 at 9 a.m. at the Burns Funeral Home

(corner 101st and Broadway) Merrillville/Crown Point Chapel to St. Elizabeth

Seton Church, Valparaiso, for Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m., Rev. Gerald

Sroka officiating. Interment, Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. Friends

may call at Burns Funeral Home Sunday 2 to 9 p.m. Prayer service 7 p.m Sunday.

Contributions may be made to the Brian Quick trust fund.

Gertrude A. Milne

Munster

Gertrude A. Milne, 85, of Munster, IN. passed away Thursday, May 9, 1996

following an illness at St. Margaret Mercy Hospital in Hammond. She was born

June 5, 1910, in Hammond, the daughter of Ernest and Anna Mills. On February 7,

1934, she married Thomas D. Milne. She and her husband were co-founders of

Milne Supply Co. in Munster and actively involved in the plumbing shop's

operation until their retirment in 1993. Mrs. Milne was also one of the

founding members of St. Thomas More Church in Munster. She is survived by two

sons, Thomas R. (Joan) Milne and Ronald J. (Sandra) Milne of Munster; five

grandchildren, Scott (Sandra) Milne of Munster, Debra Milne of Munster, Phillip

Milne of Chicago, Dr. Jeffrey (Christine) Milne of Evanston, IL. and Timothy

(Deborah) Milne of Munster; one great grandson, Jordan of Munster; three

sisters, Mary Helfen of Munster, Edith Schreifer of Jefferson City, Missouri

and Loretta Krawczyk of Munster; two sisters-in-law, Minerva Mills of Munster

and June Mills Matthews of St. John, IN. and several nieces and nephews. She

was preceded in death by her loving husband and three brothers, Lawrence Mills,

Walter "Bus" Mills and Ray Mills.

Visitation will be Friday, May 10th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., with a

rosary being prayed at 7 p.m., at the Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet

Ave., Munster, IN. Services will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral

home followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at St. Thomas More Church. Burial will be at

Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary, IN. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs.

Milne's memory to St. Joseph Soup Kitchen in Hammond or to your favorite

charity.

Susan J. Rathbun

Arizona/Michigan City/Las Vegas

Susan J. Rathbun, 65, of Litchfield Park, AZ., formerly of Michigan City,

IN. and Las Vegas, NV., passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 1996 at Maryvale

Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona after a short illness. She was born

October 15, 1930 in East Chicago, IN. to the late George and Faye Kloph Whelan.

She was married on June 24, 1950 in East Chicago, IN. to Robert Rathbun of

Litchfield Park, AZ., who survives. Also survived by daughters, Roberta "Bobbi"

(Gary) Martin of Michigan City, IN., Cindy Darby of Litchfield Park, AZ. and

Georganne (Tim) Creighton of Arvada, CO.; sons, Ted Rathbun of Phoenix, AZ. and

Rob Rathbun of Woodland, CA.; 11 grandchildren; two great grandchildren;

brother, Peter Whelan of Griffith, IN. Preceded in death by her parents and

son, Howard "Buddy" Dean Rathbun.

Funeral service will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Michigan

City, Indiana on Monday, May 13, 1996 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Joseph Till,

officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, IN.

There will be no visitation hours at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel.

219-872-7291. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Judith A. "Judy" Saylor

Valparaiso

Judith A. "Judy" Saylor, 56, of Valparaiso, IN. passed away Thursday,

May 9 1996 at Mary E. Bartz Hospice Center. She was born July 28, 1939 in Gary,

Indiana, the daughter of James and Mae (Russell) Aldrich. On July 23, 1976 in

Miller, Indiana, she married Jerry Saylor who survives. Also surviving are two

step-daughters, Ellen Harbeck of Valparaiso and Susan Saylor of Parsippany, New

Jersey; a sister, Marilyn (Chuck) Mason of Kelso, Washington and three nieces.

She was the co-owner of Hardesty Cleaners; member of First United Methodist

Church and Winimac Old Auto Club and was Editor of their News Letter. She was

an avid basketball fan of Valparaiso High School and Valparaiso University.

Services will be Monday, May 13, 1996, 11 a.m. at Bartholomew Funeral Home,

102 Monroe St., Valparaiso, IN., Rev. Douglas Hadley officiating. Entombment at

Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso, IN. Visitation will be Sunday May 12th from 2to

8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials to VNA Hospice.

Daniel H. Stua

Lansing

Daniel H. Stua, 63, of Lansing, IL. passed away Tuesday, May 7, 1996.

Survived by his mother, Sophie of Lansing; one brother, Richard (Feona) Stua of

Florida; two nephews, Christopher and Patrick Stua of Florida; one niece, Laura

Corley of Valparaiso; one uncle, Ed Stua of Arizona. Preceded in death by his

wife, Honey, father, Henry and sister, Marion Dennis.

Direct cremation. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Mr. Stua was former owner of the Dairyville in Lansing, Illinois and

retired from J&L Steel in Hammond. Memorials may be given to the Oncology

Department of The Community Hospital in Munster, Indiana, in Dan's name.

Arrangements by the Kuiper Funeral Home of Highland, Indiana.

Robert S. Thayer

Illinois/Indiana

Robert S. Thayer, Beloved husband of Pamella Thayer (nee Hollis); dear

father of Paul, James and Thomas.

Visitation Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. at Hanekamp Funeral Home, 385 Waukegan

Road, Northbrook, (1/2 mile north of Dundee Road).Funeral services Monday 11

a.m. at the Village Presbyterian Church, Shermer Road and Church St.,

Northbrook. Interment, Wednesday 12 noon at the Elmwood Cemetery in Hammond,

Indiana. Funeral info 847-272-3890.

Annette Trucksa

Calumet City

Annette Trucksa, 80, of Calumet City, IL. passed away on Thursday, May 9,

1996 at St. Anthony Hospital, Crown Point, Indiana. Survived by two sisters,

Emily Kloc and Lillian Lemke and brother, Raymond (Phyllis) Kaszuba, all of

Calumet City; two nephews, Robert Kaszuba of Calumet City and Michael Kaszuba

of Lakeside, CA.; niece, Gail Dittrich of San Diego, CA.;

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 14, 1996, 9:30 a.m. from the

Castle Hill (Czechanski) Funeral Home, 248-155th Place, Calumet City, IL. to

St. Andrew Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet

City, IL. Visitation on Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers,

masses are preferred.

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Karol Valko

Whiting

Karol Valko, 67, of Whiting, IN. passed away Thursday, May 9, 1996 at his

residence. Survived by wife, Marcelina; son, Richard and daughter Rachel Valko,

both of Whiting; brother, Andrej Valko in Europe and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents Andrej and Anna (nee Hanuson) Valko.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 11, 1996 at 9:30 a.m. from the

Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting, IN. and 10 a.m. Mass at St. John

the Baptist Catholic Church, Whiting, Rev. Edward C. Homco, C.PP.S.

officiating. Interment, St. John Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Visitation at the

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

Friday at 4 p.m.

Mr. Valko was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whiting and

the National Slovak Society. Veteran of the Air Force during World War II and

the Korean War and a retiree of the Inland Steel Company. 219-659-4400.

Dorla J. Wilburn

Gary

Dorla J. Wilburn, 62, of Gary, IN. passed away Thursday, May 9, 1996

Survived by husband, Roy; one son, Mike, at home; three daughters, Patricia

(Charles) Cross of Hammond, Vicky (Eddie) Martines of Hammond and Linda (Roger)

Neyhart of Gary; five grandchildren: Melissa, Stephanie, Tiffany, Jessica and

Christina; four brothers, Bob Beals of Pennsylvania, Charles Beals of Idaho,

Richard Beals and Jerry Beals, both of Washington State.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 11, 1996, 10 a.m. at the Old

Fashion Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Simms officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn

Cemetery, Schererville, IN. Friends may meet with the family Friday, 2 to 4 and

6 to 8 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (2 blks south of

Ridge Road), Highland.

Mrs. Wilburn was a member of the Old Fashion Baptist Church of Gary on

3000 Calhoun Street and was formally employed at R&L Department Store and Aaron

Furniture Store.

Edward J. Zilinski

Hammond

Edward J. Zilinski, 73, of Hammond, IN. passed away Thursday, May 9, 1996

at The Community Hospital, Munster, IN. Survived by wife, Lottie (nee

Pacholec); one brother, Conrad Zielinski of Chicago; two nieces, Kathleen

(Ricky) King of Hammond and Marilyn Chessar of Chicago; four nephews, Stephen

Vastinar of Hammond, Raymond (Margaret) Thomas of Chicago, Thomas (Sally) Durso

of Skokie and Edward (Henrietta) Keller of Monticello, IN.; many great nieces

and great nephews.

Funeral services Saturday, May 11, 1996 at 9:30 a.m. from the Anthony &

Dziadowicz Funeral Home, 4404 Cameron Ave., Hammond, IN. (two blks east of

Hohman, one blk north of Gostlin); 10 a.m. Mass at St. Casimir Church with Rev.

Vladimir Janeczak officiating. Entombment, Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation

Friday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Zilinski was a Hammond resident for the past 33 years; Army veteran of

World War II and a member of American Legion Allied Post #369 who will post

colors Friday at 7:30 p.m. and conduct Military Funeral Rites Saturday.

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