Obituaries

1996-04-14T00:00:00Z Obituaries nwitimes.com
April 14, 1996 12:00 am

Betty J. Adams

(nee Jakubik)

Merrillville

Betty J. Adams (nee Jakubik), 71, of Merrillville, IN. formerly of Gary,

passed away Wednesday, April 10, 1996. Betty was a graduate of Tolleston High

School, Class of 1942; volunteer at Methodist Hospital and active with the

Meals-On Wheels Program; member of the Innsbrook Country Club of Merrillville;

member of the Supervisors Club of Hobart and also very active with the Mercy

Hospital Junior League. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Archie H.

Adams on April 23, 1988 and her brother, Joseph F. Jakubik. Survived by three

daughters, Karen (David) Smith of Indianapolis, Lori (Gregory) Essig of

Phoenix, Arizona and Lisa Adams of Phoenix, Arizona; one sister, Margaret

Tollinger of Ithaca, N.Y.; grandson, David Adams Smith of Indianapolis.

Funeral services Monday, April 15, 1996 at 10 a.m. in the Burns Funeral

Home, (corner of 101st & Broadway), Merrillville/Crown Point Chapel. Interment,

Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. Friends may call at the Burns Funeral

Home, Merrillville/Crown Point Chapel on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. and on

Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. only. Contributions may be made to Meals-on-Wheels of

Northwest Indiana or to the Mercy Hospital Junior League.

Barney A. Bartochowski

Hammond

Barney A. Bartochowski, 76 of Hammond, IN. passed away Friday, April 12,

1996. Survived by two sons, Robert (Mary Ellen) of Merrillville and Richard

(Linda) of Schererville; four grandchildren: Cheryl (Chuck) Greif, Jaime,

Kathleen and Desirae; two sisters, Helen (Stanley) Lis and Mary Czubak; friend

and companion, Helen Skafish of Hammond. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary.

Funeral services Monday, April 15, 1996, 11:30 a.m. at the Anthony &

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

Hohman, one blk north of Gostlin) 12 noon Mass at St. Casimir Church with Rev.

Vladimir Janeczek officiating. Burial, Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 2

to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Bartochowski was a Hammond resident for the past 44 years; retired

employee of American Maize Products; Army veteran of World War II and member of

American Legion Pershing Post 428 with services Sunday 8 p.m.

Fannie Bisone

Lansing

Fannie Bisone, 82, of Lansing, Illinois, passed away Thursday, April 11,

1996. She is survived by three sons, Peter of California, Joseph (Doreen) of

Lansing and John (Margaret) of Crown Point; seven grandchildren; seven great

grandchidlren; one brother, Frank (Rose) Miceli of Bartlett, Illinois, one

sister, Theresa Disylvester of Schaumburg, IL.; five sisters-in-law, Mary

Berlin, Kate Broberg, Jenny Kern, Ann Orsini and Phillis Hybert. Preceded in

death by husband, John, two sisters, Babe Terminie and Sylvia (Tony) Cimmino,

brother-in-law, John Miceli and sister-in-law, Lorrine Menze.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 15, 1996 at 8:30 a.m. from the

Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, IL. to St. Ann Church

for Mass at 9 a.m. Burial, Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, IL. Friends may call

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

Benjamin F. Coker

Gary

Benjamin F. Coker, 83, of Gary, passed away Friday, April 12, 1996. He is

survived by his wife, Mary and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 15, 1996, 12:30 p.m. at the

Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Hallsted, Minister, officiating. Burial,

Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Schererville, Indiana. Friends may meet with the family

Sunday 2 to 5 p.m. (only) at Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (2 blks

south of Ridge Road), Highland, IN.

Mr. Coker was founder and designer of the Calumet Golf Club on Ridge Road;

veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II; member of V.F.W. Post 1563 of

Merrillville; member of Michiana Golf Course Superintendents Association; and

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and a retired iron

worker.

Dr. Vicente Palma Delumpa

Valparaiso

Dr. Vicente Palma Delumpa, 67 of Valparaiso, passed away Thursday, April

11, 1996 at Porter Memorial Hospital. Born in the Philippines, July 20, 1928,

the son of Segundo and Consuelo Palma Delumpa. Retired Valparaiso Doctor of

Medicine, specializing in Urology. Completed his residency at Mt. Sinai

Hospital, Chicago, then practiced two years in the Philippines. Returned to

Chicago and then to Valparaiso for 25 years. Member of St. Paul Catholic

Church; member of the American Medical Association and Indiana Medical

Association; former president and member of the Philippines Professional

Association and the Chicago Urological Society. Survived by his wife, Dr.

Rustica C. (nee Carlos) of Valparaiso; one son, Dr. Vincent B. (Dr. Amy)

Delumpa of Oak Park, Illinois; three daughters, Margaret (James) Sullivan of

West Bloomfield, Michigan, Dr. Bernadette (Dr. Kurt) Folke and Consuelo

Delumpa, both of Valparaiso; four grandchildren: Jordan Brittany and Jared

Vincent Folke, James Franklin Sullivan III and Nathaniel Franklin Delumpa; two

sisters, Concepcion Delumpa and Rosario Divina Gracia; five brothers, Alfredo,

Domingo, Eugenio, Riccardo and Jose, all of the Philippines. Preceded in death

by his parents and two brothers, Antonio and Celerino.

Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Monday, April 15, 1996, at St. Paul Catholic Church,

1855 West Harrison Blvd., Valparaiso, IN., Msg. John J. Charlebois officiating.

Burial, St. Paul Cemetery. Visitation Sunday, April 14th from 2 to 8 p.m. at

Queen of Apostle Chapel (St. Paul Church). Rosary 7 p.m. Sunday evening. Family

wishes memorials to St. Paul Church. Arrangements by Dykes Funeral Home,

Valparaiso. 219-462-3125.

Margaret Freer Fahey

Lansing

Margaret Freer Fahey, 83, of Lansing, Illinois, passed away Thursday,

April 11, 1996. Survived by one son, Laurence of Chicago; two daughters,

Kathleen (John) Kern of Farmington Hills, Michigan and Margaret (Mack) Miller

of Marietta, Georgia; five grandchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth Borchers of

Oak Park and Hermine (Thomas) Leming of Napa, California; one brother, John

Freer of Chicago. Preceded in death by her husband, John J. Fahey and sister,

Cherie Freer.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 15, 1996, 10 a.m. from the

Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, Illinois, to St. Ann

Church, for Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial, Assumption Cemetery. Friends may call

at the funeral home Sunday 2 to 9 p.m.

Mrs. Fahey was a resident of Lansing for 55 years. During this time she was

active with St. Ann Church, St. Ann Senior Citizens Club, Columbian Ladies

Club, St. Ann Sewing Group, St. Ann Ladies Club, Nursing Association and Girl

Scouts of America. She was a registered nurse having graduated from Mercy

Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago and St. Xavier University in Chicago.

Margaret was one of the first flight attendants having worked with American

Airlines from 1936 to 1941.

Esther Farnelli

Highland

Esther Farnelli, 82, of Highland, IN. passed away Friday, April 12, 1996.

Survived by husband, Chester; four daughters, Amelia Banes of Highland, Maria

(John) Koval of Highland, Linda (Roger) Mc Campbell of Merrillville and Annette

(John) Hanak of Crown Point; seven grandchildren: Cheryl Banes, Jeffrey

(Sharon) Banes, David (Lori) Koval, John (Mary) Koval, Lydia (Richard)

Anderson, Teddy Hanak and Mitch Hanak; great grandchildren; Taylor, Shelby,

Ethan and Addison; one brother, Mike Algozine of Whiting; one sister, Josie

Spiccia of East Chicago and special friends, Betty Pigg and Lena Lawshea.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered Monday, April 15, 1996 at 10:30

a.m. DIRECTLY at St. James Church in Highland, IN., with Rev. Frances Lazar

officiating. Visitation at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service.

Burial will follow at Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Schererville, IN. Friends may meet

with the family on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral

Home, 9039 Kleinman Rd (2 blks south of Ridge Road), Highland, Indiana.

Mrs. Farnelli was a member of St. James Church of Highland. Prayer services

will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

Margaret "Willimae" Fladeland

Highland

Margaret "Willimae" Fladeland, 80, of Highland, IN. passed away Friday,

April 12, 1996. Survived by two sons, John (Kathy) Fladeland of Schererville

and Garry Fladeland of Highland; daughter, Madeline Best of Highland; eight

grandchildren; three sisters, Hope Blumenthal of Highland, June (Gene) Jaeger

of Phoenix, Arizona and Muriel Larson of Las Vegas; one brother, John Houser of

Mesa, Arizona. Preceded in death by husband George, April 4, 1984 and son,

George, November 20, 1989.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. At

rest, Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN. Arrangements by

Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, Highland.

Mrs. Fladeland was a member of Our Lady of Grace Church.

Henry A. Hake

Highland

Henry A. Hake, 83, of Highland, IN. passed away Friday, April 12, 1996.

Survived by wife, Ethel; one daughter, Nancy (Frank) Surgot of Valparaiso; one

grandson, Jordan and three sisters, Hulda Kuppinger, Minnie Buckalew and Alma

Kamper.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 15, 1996, 10 a.m. at the

Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 2828 Highway Ave., Highland, IN. with burial at

Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, Indiana. Friends may call at the

funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Mr. Hake was retired from Keyes Fibre in Hammond; member of St. Paul

Lutheran Church in Munster and a veteran of World War II.

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Cornelius Koster

South Holland

Cornelius Koster, 70, of South Holland, IL. passed away Friday, April 12,

1996 at his residence. Survived by his wife, Carrie (nee Sterk); three sons,

James (Pamela) Koster of Matteson, Illinois, Kenneth (LaVonda) Koster and

Rodney (Janis) Koster, both of Schererville, Indiana; one daughter, Terry

(Curtis) Nelson of South Holland; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Calvin

(Mary) Koster and Ed (Frances) Koster, both of South Holland; three sisters,

Bertha Sluis and Alice Van Der Bilt of South Holland and Ann (Daniel) Lang of

Lansing; sisters-in-law, Teena Koster of Lansing and Ethel Koster of South

Holland. Preceded in death by one granddaughter and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 15, 1996, 11 a.m. at the Smits,

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

Illinois, with services conduct by Rev. Jeff Moes. Interment, Homewood Memorial

Gardens, Homewood, Illinois. Visitation Sunday 2 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials to American Cancer Society or Ingalls Hospice. 708-333-7000.

Eugene Ledger

Griffith

Eugene Ledger, 72, formerly of Griffith, IN., passed away Friday, April

12, 1996. Survived by one son, Kevin (Lisa) Ledger of Fair Oaks, Indiana; one

daughter, Debbie (George) Kirkolewski of Illinois; eight grandchildren; six

brothers, Corky Ledger of DeMotte, Ronnie Ledger, Mike (Diane) Ledgter, Duane

Ledger and Victor Ledger, all of Ohio, Philip (Norma) Derr of Gary; three

sisters, Renee Ledger and Diana (Ken) Bonam of Ohio and JoAnn (Charles) McQuire

of Merrillville.

Funeral services which will be held on Tuesday are incomplete. Burial in

Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Schererville, IN. Friends are invited to meet with the

family on Monday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039

Kleinman Road (2 blks South of Ridge Road), Highland, Indiana.

Mr. Ledger attended St. Mary Church of Griffith and retired from U.S. Steel

Gary Works after 42 years of service.

Margaret Mary Marvis

Cedar Lake

Margaret Mary Marvis 77, a long time resident of Cedar Lake, passed away

at St. Margaret Hospital South Campus in Dyer on Friday, April 12, 1996.

Preceded in death by her parents. She is survied by her brother, Robert Marvis

of Cedar Lake.

A Funeral Mass will be offered at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in

Cedar Lake, IN. on Monday, April 15, 1996 at 10 a.m. with Msgr. William L.

Martin, Pastor, celebrant. Burial will follow at Holy Name Parish Cemetery in

Cedar Lake. Friends may call at the Burdan Funeral Home, 12901 Wicker Ave.,

(129th Ave 7 Rt 41), Cedar Lake, Indiana, on Sunday, April 14th from 2 to 5 and

7 to 9 p.m. A prayer service will be offered by Msgr. Martin at 7 p.m. Sunday

evening.

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Bill "Mac" McEwan

Illinois

Bill "Mac" McEwan, 73, passed away Thursday, April 11, 1996. Survived by

wife Alvina (nee Steinhauer); two sons, Bruce and Wayne McEwan; daughter,

Marcia (Rick) Hume; two step-children, Carol and Scott Krass; four

grandchildren: Kevin and Jennifer McEwan, Leah and Michael Kwiatkowski; his

mother, Gladys Collins and sister, Gwen Murphy.

Visitation Monday 3 to 9 p.m. at the Hennessy-Nowak Funeral Home, 400

Pulaski Road (154th St.), Calumet City, Illinois. Services Tuesday 11 a.m. at

St. Paul Lutheran Church, 245 East 138th Street, Dolton, Illinois. Interment,

Oakland Memory Lanes, Dolton, IL.

Mr. McEwan was an employee of J.B. Transport Co.; secretary of Timber Ridge

Home Owners Association; Life member and past commander of EK-Gentry Post #7179

V.F.W. and retired Officer Illinois Reserve Traffic Police.

Sophie I. Nawracaj

(nee Zurawski)

Hammond

Sophie I. Nawracaj (nee Zurawski), 72, of Hammond, IN. passed away

Thursday April 11, 1996. Survived by her husband of 50 years, Edward C.; two

daughters, Cindy (Don) Fulk of Munster and Juliann (Kurt) Woodbury of Cedar

Lake; one son, Greg (Barb) Nawracaj of Crown Point; five grandchildren; Matt

Fulk, Tim and Jonathan Woodbury, Christopher and Patrick Nawracaj; two sisters,

Mary (late Harry) Janowski of Hessville and Ann (late Frank) Plotzki of

Hammond; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services Monday, April 15, 1996, 9:15 a.m. at the Anthony &

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

Hohman, 1 blk north of Gostlin), 10 a.m. Mass at St. Stanislaus Church, East

Chicago, with Rev. Joseph Niezgoda officiating. Entombment, St. John Cemetery,

Hammond, IN. Visitation Sunday 2 to 9 p.m. Wake service Sunday 3 p.m.

Mrs. Nawracaj was a retired employee of the City of Hammond Clerks office;

member of Hessville Democratic Club; F.D. Roosevelt Club of Hammond and St.

Stanislaus Church Rosary Sodality. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Orchard

Lake Schools or St. Stanislaus Parish would be appreciated.

Bonnie M. Raynor

Valparaiso

Bonnie M. Raynor, 35, of Valparaiso, IN. passed away Thursday, April 11,

1996. Survived by husband, Tom; one son, Jordan and one daughter, Nicole;

parents, Bob and Shirley Frantum of Illinois; two brothers, Dan (Sue) Frantum

of Ohio and Jeff (Barb) Frantum of Illinois; one sister, Cindy (Mike) Campozano

of Illinois; grandmother, Mabel Schroeder of Illinois.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 15, 1996, 10:30 a.m. at the

Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Rector officiating. Burial at Memory

Lane Cemetery, Schererville, Indiana. Friends may meet with the family Sunday 3

to 7 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (2 blks south of Ridge

Road), Highland, IN.

Bonnie attended the Suburban Bible Church of Highland.

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Walter P. Schwader

Griffith

Walter P. Schwader, 43, of Griffith, Indiana, passed away Thursday, April

11, 1996 due to an accident. He is survived by two step-daughters, Lisa Strauch

of Valparaiso and Kim Cadwell of Merrillville; step-grandchildren, Danielle,

Vanessa, Tyler, Alexandria and Destinee; uncles, Charles Schwader and family

and Charles Goldbeck of Griffith; step-father, Kenneth Lackner of Griffith; one

sister, Tina Lackner of Griffith;

one God-son, Michael Francis Good of Highland; fiancee, Carolyn Holman and

family of Griffith and dearest friends, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Good and Nicholas

Patrick Good.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 15, 1996, 11 a.m. at the

Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 921 West 45th Ave., Griffith, Indiana with Andy

Staples officiating. Burial will take place at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens,

Schererville, Indiana. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to

4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Walter was a member of Local #150 International Union of Operating

Engineers. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam Conflict and

was a member of ABATE.

Audrey L. Wassermann

Hammond

Audrey L. Wassermann, 85, of Hammond , IN. passed away Thursday, April

11, 1996 at St. Margaret Mercy North Campus, Hammond, Indiana. Survived by son,

John (Shirley) Wheeler of Highland; daughter, Norma Ray (John) Toda of Hammond;

two step-daughters, Lois (John) Eggert of Lansing and Dorothy (Andy) Adaska of

Munster; six grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and 15 great great

grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 15 step-great grandchildren and five

step-great great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her

husband, Louis J. Wassermann.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 15, 1996, 10 a.m. from LaHayne

Funeral Home, 5746 Hohman Ave., Hammond, IN. with Pastor Alisa K. Isaacs

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

may call at the funeral home Sunday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorials may be

given to the Hyde Park United Methodist Church of Hammond.

Mrs. Wasserman was a resident of this area for 80 years; member of the Hyde

Park United Methodist Church and a member of the Calumet Ridge Moose Chapter

#1603 of Schererville.

Stephanie M. Wytrykus

(nee Bugajski)

Schererville/Whiting

Stephanie M. Wytrykus (nee Bugajski), 79, of Schererville and formerly of

Whiting, Indiana, passed away Saturday, April 13, 1996. She is survived by

three sons, Jerome (Cecelia) Wytrykus of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, Eugene (Gaye)

Wytrykus of Sierra Madre, California and Michael J. (Cathy) Wytrykus of

Hammond; one daughter, Mary Beth (William) Serwacki of Hobart, Indiana; eight

grandchildren; Jennifer (Mark) Baxter, Lisa (fiance, Karl) Wytrykus, Maria

(fiance Ron) Wytrykus, Michael G. Wytrykus, Gretchen and Sarah Peters, Samantha

and Adam Serwacki; two great grandchildren, Tyler and Rachael Baxter; three

brothers, Frank (Alice) Bugaski, Joseph (Sophie) Bugajski and Aloysius (Marian)

Bugajski; two sisters, Marie (Joe) Rokosz and Theresa (Mike) Domasica; numerous

nieces and nephews and lifelong friend, Helen Dudzik. Preceded in death by her

husband, Eugene W. Wytrykus, one sister Ann Tatara and one brother, Eugene

Bugajski.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 16, 1996 at 9 a.m. from the

LaHayne Funeral Home DALTON CHAPEL, 6955 Southeastern Ave., Hammond, IN., 10

a.m. Mass at St. Adalbert Church, Whiting, Indiana, Burial at Holy Cross

Cemetery, Calumet City, Illinois. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday 2

to 9 p.m. Prayer service will be held Monday at 3 p.m.

Mrs. Wytrykus was a lifetime resident of this area. A graduate of George

Rogers Clark High School, Class of 1934. A member of St. Adalbert Church of

Whiting, IN.; the Altar and Rosary Society of the church; Polish Women's

Alliance; Golden Agers; Whiting Knights of Columbus Pope John XXIII Council

#1696 Wives Club and was retired from the North Township Accessors Office.

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James J. "Jim" Zakrzewski

Dolton

James J. "Jim" Zakrzewski, 82, late of Dolton, Illinois, passed away

Saturday, April 13, 1996. He is survived by his wife, Harriet (nee

Grzeskowiak); four children, Patricia (William) Kaczmarczyk, James (Darlene)

Zack, Carol (Edward) Banks and Deborah (William) Jachim; nine grandchildren;

Joe, Bob, Peter, Tim, Tracy, Mandy, Jim, Rachel and Mike; two brothers, Walter

Zakrzewski and Chester (Frances) Zakrzewski and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 16, 1996, 9 a.m. prayers

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

City, IL. to St. Victor Church, Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery.

Visitation Monday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Zakrzewski was a World War II Navy veteran; retired employee of U.S.

Steel Southworks after 36 years service.

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