Betty J. Adams
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
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, 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
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
Dr. Vicente Palma Delumpa
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,
Margaret Freer Fahey
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,
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, 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
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
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
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.
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, 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
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
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
Bill "Mac" McEwan
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
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
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.
Walter P. Schwader
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
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
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
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
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.
James J. "Jim" Zakrzewski
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.