Obituaries

2000-06-01T00:00:00Z Obituaries nwitimes.com
June 01, 2000 12:00 am

Betty Jayne Andrews

(nee Vanselow)

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

Niles, MI

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,

both

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

Apps.

James was born on April

2, 1948 in Chicago, IL, lived in Niles for the last 9 years. His occupation was

Diesel Mechanic.

Memorial services at a later date. Burial at Chapel Lawn, Schererville, IN.

James C. Beckett

Munster, IN

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

nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 3, 2000, at 11 A.M. the

Covenant Presbyterian

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

Hall.

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

he obtained

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

Crown Point/Hessville

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

of service.

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

North Judson

Patricia

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

(nee Ryan)

Merrillville

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.

Texas

/ 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

Saturday,

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.

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Joe F. "Peanuts" Grcevich

East Chicago

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.

Larry

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.

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Daniel S.Koch

South Holland

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

Hobart

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.

MEMORIAL SERVICE

Harriett McCarty

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

(nee Pilat)

Calumet

City, IL

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.

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Harry J. Morgan

Hessville

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

(nee Varela)

Merrillville

Evangeline Pena "Banjo" (nee Varela), 65, of Merrillville, passed away

Monday, May 29, 2000 at the Loyola University Hospital. Retired from U. S.

Gypsum

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

Lawrenceville,

IL/Hammond

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,

David Przygocki,

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.

Funeral

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

(Nee Ralich)

East Chicago

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.

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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.

Friday in

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

Home 219-365-9554.

Peter

Santelik

Merrillville

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

great-grandchildren, David,

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

Lansing, IL

John "Jack"

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

retired

from Arco Refinery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist

Church, Lansing.

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John Suda, Jr.

Highland

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.

Schererville

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

member

of Local #134 Retirees Club; member of the Cal Ridge Moose Lodge #1258.

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Victor T. Torres, Sr.

East Chicago

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

lifelong resident

of East Chicago.

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John J. Ulman, Sr.

Hammond

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

Catherine Ulman,

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

Hohman, one

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

Irving School.

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

Valparaiso

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

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