Betty Jayne Andrews
St. John, IN/Calumet City, IL
Betty Jayne Andrews (nee Vanselow), 75, late of St. John, IN, formerly of
Calumet City, IL, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at home. Beloved wife of
Norbert; Loving mother of Norbert
(Cherie) Andrews of Oswego, IL, and Connie (Scott) Luecke of St. John, IN;
Devoted grandmother of Megan, Michael, Matthew and Andrew; Dear sister-in-law
of Henry (Geraldine) Andrews, Leonard (Rozalia) Andrews, Loretta Andrews, and
Shirley Parks; Dear cousin
of Mary C. Holt and James A. (Patricia) O'Rourke; and numerous nieces and
nephews. Devoted daughter of the late Elizabeth and late Edwin Litwitz.
Retired librarian for Our Lady of Knock School. Visitation Thursday 5 to 9
p.m. and Friday 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral
services Saturday, June 3, 2000 at 9 a.m. from the Elmwood Chapel, 11300 West
97th lane (1/2 blk west of Wicker Ave., US 41 and 97th St.), St. John, Indiana,
to St. Maria Goretti Church, Dyer, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m.,
Rev. Alfred Dettmer
officiating. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. 219-365-3474.
James Michael Apps
James Michael Apps, age 52, passed away at 5:55 p.m., Thursday, May 25, 2000
at his home. He is survived by sons, Shawn Michael Apps, and James Paul Apps,
of Steger, IL, one brother, David Apps of Hammond, one sister Margo Myers of
Highland, one grandchild, Nathan Michael Apps. Also survived by several
nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, James Herbert and Sarah Christie
James was born on April
2, 1948 in Chicago, IL, lived in Niles for the last 9 years. His occupation was
Memorial services at a later date. Burial at Chapel Lawn, Schererville, IN.
James C. Beckett
James C. Beckett, 90, of Munster,IN formerly
of Hessville and Highland passed away Tuesday evening May 30, 2000, at the
Community Hospital, Munster. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years,
Kathryn A. "Kay" Beckett; son, James R. Beckett of Vacaville, CA; daughter,
Margaret E. (Jim) McNabney
of Highland; four grandchildren, James M. McNabney, Joy (Jeff) Main, James M.
Beckett, Chris M. Beckett; one great -grandchild, Evan Main; also nieces and
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 3, 2000, at 11 A.M. the
Church, 6709 Arizona Avenue, Hessville, with Br. John Eastwood and Pastor Alan
Lutz officiating. Cremation will take place prior to services. After the
service a gathering of family and friends will gather for a time of sharing and
caring in the Church Fellowship
Mr. Beckett was an alumnai of Purdue University West Lafayette Class of 1930
where he received a Degree in Chemical Engineering and also played clarinet in
the original Purdue Marching Band. He also attended Ball State University where
a Teacher's Certification. He retired from Sinclair/Arco after 39 years as the
Resident Chemist and General Manager of Midwest Quality Control at the
refinery. He was a member and former deacon of the Covenant Presbyterian Church
where he was a part time
Sunday School teacher. He was also a member of the East Chicago Masonic Lodge
#595 F & AM. He was an avid pinochle player. In lieu of flowers memorials may
be given in Mr. Beckett's memory in favor of his churches Building Fund. Bocken
Funeral Home of Hessville
in charge of arrangements. 219-844-1600.
Stanko Brajevic, 74, of Crown Point, formerly of Hessville, passed away
Monday, May 29, 2000. He has no surviving family members, but a few close
friends. Funeral services
will be held Friday, June 2, 2000, 11 a.m. from the Bocken Funeral Home, with
Pastor Ron Johnson, Sr. of the Livingstone Fellowship Church officiating.
Burial at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Friends are invited to
call at the Bocken Funeral
Home, 7042 Kennedy Ave., Hessville, IN, on Friday morning from 9 a.m until time
Mr. Brajevic retired in 1988 from the Inland Steel Mold Foundry and was a
former member of the East Chicago Boat Club.
Patricia A. Cook
A. Cook, 71, of North Judson, IN, formerly of Lake County, passed away Tuesday,
May 30, 2000 at her home. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, James;
daughter, Bonnie Cook of North Judson, IN; three sons, David (Cindy) Cook, of
Alpine, CA, Terry (Claudia)
Cook, of Dyer, IN, James H. Cook, of North Judson; three grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a
beloved stepfather, Howard T Woodard.
A memorial service will be held Friday, June 2 at 2 p.m. from
the Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Ave, Hessville with John Snyder, Minister
of the First Christian Church of Hessville officiating. Cremation will take
place prior to services. Friends are invited to call at the Bocken Funeral Home
on Friday, one hour
prior to service.
Mrs. Cook has been a resident of North Judson for the past ten years.
Faith M. Lopes Dedo
Faith M. Lopes Dedo (nee Ryan), 54, of Merrillville, IN, passed away
Tuesday May 30, 2000. Survived by two sons, Tim
(Robin) Arvanitis of Schererville and Robert Patriarca of Schererville; two
daughters, Susan (Bill) Fox of Schererville and Paula Lopes, at home; three
grandchildren; three brothers, Jim (Sharon) Ryan of Hammond, Jeff (Bonnie)
Mescal of Hammond and Jack (Kristine)
Mescal of Hammond; one sister, Peggy (John) Wilinski of Hammond. Preceded in
death by husband, Paul Lopes.
Funeral services are pending for Friday, June 2, 2000 at 9:30 a.m. at the
Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Bruick officiating. Burial,
Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN. Friends are invited to meet
with the family on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral
Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (two blocks south of Ridge Road), Highland, Indiana.
Walter D. Ford, Sr.
/ Munster, IN
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday June 3, 2000, 10 a.m. at the
Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville, Indiana, for Walter D. Ford, Sr., 78, of
208 Guadalajara St., Mercedes, Texas, formerly of Munster, Indiana, who died on
January 29, 2000 in Knapp Medical Center, Weslaco, TX. He was a Lafayette
native and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1939. He served in the Army
Air Corps during WWII and graduated from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston,
LA. He retired after 25
years as Executive Secretary of the Hammond Chamber of Commerce. He was owner
of Calumet Travel for 11 years, after which time he and his wife moved to
Texas, where he was a substitute teacher at Weslaco High School for the next
12 years. Surviving are
his wife, Florabelle Rhodes Ford; two sons, Walter D. Ford, Jr (Sandra) of
Beverly Shores and Kris D. Ford (Brittany) of Winnetka, IL; a daughter, Barbara
Ann Smith (Paul) of Cicero, N.Y.; a brother, Horace T. Ford (Gladys) of
Lafayette; sister, Martha Yano
of Crawfordsville; and four grandchildren. Preceded in death by a son, Michael
Bruce, parents, Harry and Ione Ford and a sister, Barbara Balser.
Joe F. "Peanuts" Grcevich
Joe F. "Peanuts" Grcevich, 86, of East Chicago, IN, passed
away Tuesday, May 30, 2000. Survivors, one brother, Rudy Grcevich, of East
Chicago; one brother-in-law, Nick Smoltz, of AZ; one sister-in-law, Helen
Grcevich, of St. John, IN; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by three
brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 2 at 11:30 a.m. DIRECTLY at St.
James Church with Rev. Lee Purcell officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn Cemetery,
Schererville. Friends may meet with the family Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the
Kuiper Funeral Home,
9039 Kleinman Rd (2 blks S. of Ridge Rd) Highland,
Mr. Grcevich was a member of the Croatian National Alliance "Harborites" for
50 years. A Veteran of the US Army during WW II, worked at various
establishments in East Chicago as a bar attendant.
J. King, Jr.
Lakes of the Four Seasons
Larry J. King, Jr., 40, of Lakes of the Four Seasons, passed away as a
result of an automobile accident Monday, May 29, 2000. He was a member of the
Nice Church in Merrillville, he was employed as an insurance agent,
attended the Hobart Dojo, and received his third degree brown belt in Karate.
He is survived by one son, Matthew L. King, of Hebron, In; one grandson,
Matthew Joseph King; parents, Larry and Jeannine King, of Lake of Four Seasons,
IN; three sisters, Lisa
(Tim) Porter, of Demotte, IN, Laura (Greg) Callender, Linda Goldsmith;
grandmother, Evelyn King, all of Portage, IN; numerous loving aunts, uncles,
nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m. from the Geisen Funeral
Home, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville, Pastor Lawrence C. Raftery officiating.
Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Portage. Friends may call Thursday
from 12:00 Noon till 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations for
incurring medical expenses
of grandson, Matthew J. King, care of Larry J. King, Sr.
Daniel S. Koch, Vet. U.S. Navy, late of South Holland, beloved son of the
late Edmund and Helen Koch, loving brother of Sylvia Koch.
Visitation is Friday
2-9 p.m.. Funeral service Saturday, 8:45 a.m. from the Thornridge Funeral
Home, (Janusz Family Funeral Service) 15801 S. Cottage Grove Ave., four blocks
no. of 162nd St.(Rt. 6) Dolton/South Holland to St. Jude the Apostle Church,
Mass at 9:30 a.m.. Interment
at Holy Cross Cemetery. 708-841-2300 or 708-460-2300.
Irene V. Lugar
Irene V. Lugar, 77, of Hobart, IN, formerly of Gary, IN, passed away
Wednesday, May 31, 2000. She was a former member of St. Joseph The Worker
Church and Rosary Sodality,
member of the C.F.U. Lodge #170, the Senior Citizens Group of Glen Park.
Preceded in death by husband, Joseph C. in 1981; two sisters, Ann Dunning, and
Helen Gootee. Survived by two sons, Joseph M. "Bud" (Deb) Lugar, of Calumet
Township, Michael "Mickey"
(Star) Lugar, of Crown Point, IN; one daughter, Susan (Jim) Stroud, of Hobart,
IN; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Kupke, of
Hobart, Josie Zaporowski and Barb (Bud) Isley, both of Washington state; one
brother, John (Laura)
Suckey, of Hobart; many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 3, 2000 at 9:00 a.m. at the
Stilinovich & Wiatrolik Funeral Home, 7535 Taft St, Merrillville with a 9:30
Mass at St. Joseph The Worker Church, Gary, with Fr. Stephen
Loncar officiating. Burial to follow at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary. Visitation on
Friday from 2 to 8 p.m, with a rosary at 6 p.m.
Chicago Hts, IL
A Memorial Service for Harriett McCarty, 81 of Chicago Heights, IL,
who passed away May 9, 2000, will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2000, at 1:30
p.m. at the Unity Church,740 River Drive, Hammond, Indiana. The service will be
conducted by family and friends. All of her friends are invited.
Claudette J. McDonald
Claudette J. McDonald (nee Pilat), 69, late of Calumet City, Illinois,
passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2000. Survived by six children: Mark (Nancy),
Bruce (Patricia), Kim (Bruce) Cobban, Keith (Julie), Kelly (James) Farrell and
Shawn (Edward) Sandling;
12 grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Eugene J.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 2, 2000, 9:30 a.m. prayers from the
Hennessy-Nowak Funeral Home, 400 Pulaski Road (154th St.), Calumet City,
Illinois, to St. Andrew the Apostle Church,
Mass 10 a.m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 2 to 9 p.m.
William R. "Bill" Miller
Florida / Schererville, IN
William R. "Bill" Miller, 83, of Schererville, IN and Rotonda West, Florida
died Sunday, May 28, 2000 in Sarasota, FL.
Bill was the former owner of A.P. Davis Sports in East Chicago, for over 45
years before retiring in 1992. He was Past Master of the East Chicago Masonic
Lodge #595 and a member of Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of South Bend,
Orak Temple of Michigan
City and B.P.O.E. Lodge #981 in Highland. He was the first president of Miller
Chapter Izaak Walton League of America founded February 2nd, 1947. He is
survived by his wife, Jean (nee Melton) Miller; daughter, Shirley (Dwight)
Washburn of Oak Park, IL, sister,
Irene Galambus of Hobart; two grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.
Memorial Service will be Saturday, June 10, 2000, 11 a.m. at the Burns Funeral
Home, (corner of 101st and Broadway), Merrillville/Crown Point Chapel, Father
Richard Phelps of
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church of East Chicago, officiating. Donations may be
made to the Arthritis Foundation or to a charity of your choice.
Harry J. Morgan
Graveside committal services of the cremains of the late Harry J. Morgan,
who passed away September 15, 1999 will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2000 at
1:00 p.m. at Elmwood Cemetery, 1413-169th St., Hammond, IN, with Chaplain Frank
Kiser, officiating, and American Legion Post #232 will conduct military rites.
He was survived by
his wife of 49 years, June; two daughters, Jane Morgan of Hessville, and Sheila
(David) Brandenburg of Franklin, IN; one son, George (Carolyn) Morgan of Gary,
IN; grandchildren, Steven, Richard, and David Darnell, Katie and Danny
Brandenburg, Julie (Jason)
Rasberry and George Morgan Jr; one great-granddaughter, Morgan Rasberry.
Mr. Morgan was a US Navy WW II Veteran, retired in 1985 from Inland Steel
Company after 34 years as a Roll Grinder in the #1 and #2 Cold Strip. Member of
the Inland 25 Year Club and
American Legion Hessville Community Post #232.
Evangeline "Banjo" Pena
Evangeline Pena "Banjo" (nee Varela), 65, of Merrillville, passed away
Monday, May 29, 2000 at the Loyola University Hospital. Retired from U. S.
Co. Preceded in death by beloved husband, Antonio M. Pena, two brothers, Sam
DeLeon and Rosendo Varela. Survived by three daughters, Jill C. Pena of
Brookfield, IL, Elizabeth (Anthony) Farler of Gary and Susan (Richard) Peterson
of Merrillville; three sons,
Antonio (Valerie) Pena and Gregory Pena of Merrillville and Steven (Pamela)
Pena of Gary; honorary daughter, Patricia Simms of Brookfield, IL;
grandchildren: Anthony, Philip and Brian Farler, Steven, Michelle, Christopher
and Candace Pena, Lauren and Charles
Pena, Thomas and Jessica Peterson, Nena and Tony Pena; three sisters, Anna
(Shelby) Johnson of Gary, Lucy (Robert) Martinez of Merrillville and Carmen
(George) Peters of Crown Point; six brothers, Richard (Barbara) Varela of
Hobart, Louis (Judith) Varela
of Portage, John Varela of Lake Station, Joe and Daniel Varela of Gary, Ronald
Varela of Chicago; in-laws, Anita (Dominic) Serrano, Leonard (Rita) Aranda,
Robert Aranda, Ignacio (Delores) Aranda, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call 2 to 8 p.m.
Thursday at the Rendina Funeral Home, 5100 Cleveland St., Merrillville, IN.
Funeral services 9:15 a.m. Friday from the chapel and 10 a.m. at St. Stephen's
Church with Rev. Frank Torres officiating. Burial, Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary.
Jozef M. Przygocki
Jozef M. Przygocki, 51, of Lawrenceville, IL, formerly a resident of
Hammond, IN, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2000. He is survived by his wife,
Jolanta; two sons, Peter (Fiancee, Jennifer Brown) Przygocki, of Hammond, IN,
of Lawrenceville, IL; daughter, Monica Young, of Barrington, IL; three
grandchildren, Nicholette, Angelique, and Breyanna; brother, Januariusz
Przygocki, of Poland; three sisters, Maria Bellecka, Krystyna Gwozelz, and
Zofia Przygockia, all of Poland.
service will be held on Saturday, June 3 at 10:00 a.m. at the Lincoln Ridge
Funeral Home, 7607 W. Lincoln Hwy, Schererville ( Rt 30 E. of Cline Ave) with
Rev. Mark Pavlina officiating. At rest, Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens in
Schererville. Friends are invited
to call at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 9 p.m.
Jozef was a former employee of Heinemann's Bakery.
Sally (Saveta) Ranich
Sally (Saveta) Ranich, Nee Ralich, 84, a lifelong resident of East Chicago,
IN, passed away on
Sunday, May 28, 2000 at the William J. Riley Hospice Center in Munster. She was
a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by her son, Nick (Ruth) Ranich,of Munster; three
grandchildren, Nichole, Charles and Erin Ranich; great-grandson,
Joshua; four sisters, Jean Ralich, Ruby (Chester) Kurek, Helen (Steve)
Deanovich and Natalie Holman; sisters-in-law, Nevie (Sam) Zivanovich, Evelyn
(Tom) Prendergast, Millie Ranich, June Ranich and Hanna Ralich; also numerous
nieces, nephews, cousins, Kumovi
and friends in Northwest Indiana, and throughout the U.S. and in Yugoslavia.
Preceded in death by her husband, Charles; son, George; father, Steven Ralich;
mother, Ana Ralich-Vujanich; brother, Mike Ralich; brothers-in-law, Steve and
Mitch Ranich, Ralph Sherman
and Nick Grovich; sisters-in-law, Mary Sherman and Millie Grovich.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 2, 2000, DIRECTLY at 10 a.m. at
St. George Serbian Orthodox Church of East Chicago with Rev. Stevan Kovacevich,
officiating. Interment, Calumet
Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday
from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Oleska-Pastrick Funeral Home, 3934 Elm
Street, East Chicago, IN (1 block North of Columbus Dr - US12). A Pomen Prayer
Service will be offered
at 7:30 p.m, Thursday.
Mrs. Ranich was a devoted and active member of the St. George Serbian Orthodox
Church of East Chicago and a loyal member of its Kornelije Stankovich Choir. A
lifetime member and past president of the St. George Circle of Serbian Sisters,
of which she was honored as its dear Kuma. A dedicated member and past
historian of the National Sisters Circle, and faithfully served the monastery
children's summer camp for many years. An Active member of the East Chicago
Public Library. Also a past member
of various sororities and numerous other organizations.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sally Ranich Memorial Fund.
Donnell "Don" Samson
Tuscola, IL/Schererville, IN
Don Samson, 74, of Tuscola, IL, formerly of Schererville,
IN, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2000 at his residence in Tuscola. Don was born
January 20, 1926 in Shirkieville, IN, to the late William and Sally (Ellis)
Samson. He married Marjorie Campbell, November 12, 1960, in East Chicago. Don
was a retired diesel mechanic
for Patten Tractor Company, Hammond. He proudly served his country with the
U.S. Army during WWII. Don attended the Tuscola United Church of Christ. He
loved to read and was an avid baseball and sports fan. Don was preceded in
death by a brother, David. He
is survived by his loving wife, Marjorie, three daughters, Donna Limbach of
Canton, MI, Deanna Makowski of Alsip, IL and Janine Samson of Crown Point, IN;
one granddaughter, Sarah Limbach; one brother, Billie D. Samson of Portage; and
one sister, Nancy Schwab
of Dennison, IL.
Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, June 1, 2000 from 2 to 5 p.m.
and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 8178 Cline Avenue (1 mile
south of US 30 on Cline), Schererville, IN. Services will be held 11:30 a.m.
the funeral home chapel with the Reverend Kenneth Roedder officiating. Private
interment will follow in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. If desired, memorial
contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Chapel Lawn Funeral
Peter Santelik, 87, of Merrillville, IN, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2000.
Survived by wife, Josephine; four children, Thomas (Emilie) Santelik of Mesa,
AZ, Roberta (Ed) Overton of Montclair, VA, James Santelik of Alpine, WY and
Ronald (Susan) Santelik of Merrillville; nine grandchildren: Laurie (Jeff)
Teal, Peter (Sandy) Santelik, Robert (Debi) Santelik, Joseph Santelik, Michael
(Teresa) Overton, Jacqueline Overton, William, Kevin and Scott Santelik; eight
Jennifer and Ryan Santelik, Max and Katie Teal, Janice, Sydney and Ashley
Overton; sister, Margaret Santelik, of Crown Point; four sisters-in-law, Mary
Krol, Anne Bruce, Sarah Sanford and Olivia Sanford.
Mr. Santelik was a retired manager from A & P Grocery
Store with 43 years of service. In addition, he was a retired custodian from
Merrillville Community School Corporation.
Friends may call at Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service, 6360 Broadway,
Merrillville on Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services
will be held Saturday, June 3, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. from Pruzin Brothers Chapel
with Deacon George Modrak officiating. At rest Calumet Park Cemetery. Memorials
are preferred to the American Cancer Society.
John "Jack" Santo
Santo, 82 of Lansing, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2000. Survived by
one nephew, John (Gloria) Fekete of Munster, and good friend, Molly Janovsky.
Preceded in death by wife, Ruth.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 2, 2000 at 11 a.m. from
the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, Illinois. Burial,
Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday
3 to 8 p.m.
Mr. Santo was a graduate of Hammond High School; Army veteran of WWII; and
from Arco Refinery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist
John Suda, Jr.
John Suda, Jr., 74, of Highland, IN, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2000. He
is survived by his wife of 54 years, Trudy;
daughter, Anne (Dale) Mallett of Valparaiso, IN; son, Edward (Carol) Suda of
Redmond, WA; granddaughter, Heather (Richard) Hite of Fishers, IN;
great-granddaughters, Meredith and Sydney Hite; brother, Andrew (Lorraine) Suda
of Hessville, IN; numerous nieces
and nephews. Preceded in death by his sister, Mary Skurka.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 2, 2000, 10 a.m. at St. James
Church, Highland, IN. Interment, St. John Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Visitatiton
will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
at the Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 921 West 45th Ave., Griffith, IN.
Mr. Suda served with the U.S. Army during WWII; member of American Legion Post
#180 of Highland; retired from Inland Steel after 39 years of service and
member of Inland Steel Management
Assoc; and a member of St. James Church. Please omit flowers, memorial
contributions to a charity of your choice in his memory would be appreciated.
Dorothy Marie Swerdon
New Orleans, LA/Portage
Dorothy Marie Swerdon, age 57,a resident of New Orleans,
LA for 22 years, formerly of Portage, IN, passed away May 30, 2000 at 4:00 a.m.
in Marrero, LA. She is survived by son, Billy Swerdon of New Orleans,
daughters: Kristi (Paul) Fiedley, Baton Rouge, LA, Amy Swerdon, New Orleans,
Kerri (Robert) Blaszkiewicz,
Union Township, IN, brother; Robert Adams, Merrillville and sister, MaryJo
Comerford, Merrillville, also survived by a former husband and good friend
William Swerdon, of Portage, IN.
Funeral service will be Monday June 5, 2000 at 6:30 p.m. from Edmonds
& Evans Funeral Home, Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Ave.,Portage, IN 46368, with
Rev. Joseph M. Kelchak, officiating. Cremation took place in New Orleans.
Visitation, Monday, June 5th, 2000,4-6:30 p.m.
Ms. Swerdon was born in Gary, IN June 27, 1942 to Joseph
Adams, who survives of Merrillville and Mary (nee Horvat) Adams. She was an RN
Paralegal/ER Nurse, employed by Adams & Reese Law Firm/Meadowcrest Hospital.
Military service in New Orleans/in Gretna, LA. When residing in Portage, Ms.
Swerdon was employed
by Methodist Hospital as an ER Nurse.
Charles F. Thomsen, Jr.
Charles Frederick Thomsen, Jr., 84, of Schererville, IN, passed away
Monday, May 29, 2000. Survived by his wife, Doris Kathryn (nee Cederholm);
sister, Emily Dunn; daughters,
Sandra Kulpa and Linda Santiago; sons: Kenneth Osberg, Donald (Nancy) Osberg,
Stuart Palmquist and Barry Thomsen; eight grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by brother, William Thomsen
Funeral services Saturday, June 3, 2000 at
10 a.m. from the Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster, IN,
Interment, Memory Lane Cemetery, Schererville, IN. Visitation will be on Friday
from 3 to 8 p.m.
Charles was a 50 year plus retired member of IBEW Local #134 of Chicago, and
of Local #134 Retirees Club; member of the Cal Ridge Moose Lodge #1258.
Victor T. Torres, Sr.
Victor T. Torres, Sr., 74, of East Chicago, passed away on Monday, May 29
2000 at home. Survived by wife, Maria; six children: Adeline
Torres of East Chicago, Victor Torres Jr., East Chicago, Rosemary (Andrew)
Lerma of Highland, Bernadette (Donald) Thormann of Hobart, Joseph (Dora) Torres
of East Chicago and Guadalupe (Javier) Ortiz of Houston, TX; 10 grandchildren;
brothers and sisters:
Loretta Lopez of San Antonio, TX, Herman Torres of Gary, Pompeya (Tomas)
Mendoza of Hammond, Petra Garza of Monterey, MX, Mary (Francisco) Garza of
Phoenix AZ, Carmen Gomez of Miami, FL, Santos (Irene) Torres of Hammond,
Virginia (John) Flores of houston,
Tx, Aristeo (Cecilia) Torres Jr., of Merrillville, Frank Torres of Houston, TX
and Antonia (Valentin) Garcia of East Chicago; numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by son, John Torres in 1992.
Funeral services will be Friday, June 2, 2000, 9:15
a.m. from Fife Funeral Home, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, and 10 a.m.
at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, East Chicago, Rev. Diego Gettig, C.PP.S.
officiating. Burial at St. John Cemetery, Hammond. Friends may call at the Fife
Funeral Home 2 to 5 and
7 to 9 p.m Thursday.
Mr. Torres retired from the Inland Steel Company after 30 years of service;
former East Chicago Park Superintendent and an employee of the East Chicago
Housing Authority; former officer and board member of the following: Operation
Hope, Katherine House Boys and Girls Club and Kiwanis; Life member of Knights
of Columbus Msgr. Connelly Council 1700; WWII U.S. Army veteran; an Adjutant of
American Legion Post 266; member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church; and he was a
of East Chicago.
John J. Ulman, Sr.
John J. Ulman, Sr., 80 of Hammond, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2000.
Survived by five children: John J., Jr. (Pat) Ulman of Waukegan, IL, Rosemary
(Thomas) Cubit of Cedar Lake, Kathy (Gregory)
Trinkle of Schererville, Donnie (Judy) Ulman of Dyer and Bonnie (Kenny) Vavrek
of Hammond; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law,
Jean (late Joseph) Ullman. Preceded in death by wife, Monica, parents, John and
sisters, Anna (late Frank) Prochot, Catherine (late Fred) Woycik and Victoria
(late Henry) Smialek.
Funeral services Thursday June 1, 2000, 9:30 a.m. from the Anthony &
Dziadowicz Funeral Home, 4404 Cameron Ave., Hammond (two blocks east of
block north of Gostlin), 10 a.m. Mass St. Casimir Church, Rev. Vladimir
Janeczek officiating. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 2 to
5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mr. Ulman was a retired employee of the School City of Hammond working at
Former employee of Union Carbide and Components; Army veteran of WWII; member
of American Legion Hammond Victory Post 168, with services Wednesday at 7:30
p.m. and D.A.V. Hammond Chapter #17.
Janet L. "Jan" White
Janet L. "Jan" White,
61, of Valparaiso, IN, passed away Tuesday, May 30-, 2000. She had been a
Valparaiso resident since 1981, coming from Pittsburgh, PA. Born September 30,
1938 in Fort Wayne, IN to Frank and Hilda (Diedrich) Wisniewski, she graduated