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Agnes Marie Brezinski
Agnes Marie Brezinski, 59, of Valparaiso, passed away Saturday, October
17, 1998, at home. A long time area resident, she was born March 16, 1939, in
Joliet, Illinois, to the late Stephen and Anna Kurator. She was a homemaker, a
former member of the New Horizons Group, and a former Gary Democratic Precinct
Committeewoman. On December 1, 1990, she married Ronald Brezinski. She is
survived by husband, Ronald; three sons, Robert (Dee Leach) Griffith of South
Bend, Steven (Carrie) Griffith of Hendersonville, North Carolina, and Michael
Griffith of Crown Point; two daughters, Elizabeth (Kevin) Erler of Hobart and
Stephanie (Roger Sims) Griffith of Peru; brother, Joseph (Linda) Kurator of
Cerritos, California; sister, Elizabeth (Wayne Walton) Michael of Alberta,
Alabama; 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one husband, Robert
Griffith in March of 1985; brothers, Stephen and Edward; and sister, Mary Ann
Memorial services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 21, 1998, at the Rees
Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, 5341 Central Avenue, Portage, with Pastor Dorris
Dunlap officiating. Cremation will be in Calvary Crematory. Visitation will
be from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, at the Rees Funeral Home, Olson
Chapel. The family prefers that memorial gifts be made to either the American
Heart Association or to the American Diabetes Association in lieu of flowers.
Roy Q. Auguano
Roy Q. Auguano, 75, of Lake Station, passed away on Monday, October
19, 1998. A member of St. Francis Xavier Church in Lake Station; a veteran of
WWII, U.S. Army Air Corps; member of American Legion Post 454 New Chicago. He
worked in the home improvement field for many years. Preceded in death by his
brother, Joseph Auguano and sister, Carmen Villarrael. Survived by wife of 46
years, Doris (nee Garner) Auguano; one daughter, Christina M. (Ramon)
Covarrubias; and two granddaughters, Jessica and Melinda Covarrubias, all of
Lake Station; two brothers, Mario Jr. and Richard; five sisters, Theresa,
Gloria, Margaret, Merle and Elizabeth; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be held on Friday, October 24, 1998 (time pending)
at St. Francis Xavier Church, 2447 Putnam, Lake Station, Indiana, Cremation
will precede the memorial service. There will be no visitation. Burns Funeral
Home, Hobart, (corner of Rt 51 &d 7th Street) in charge of the arrangements.
For further information 219-942-1117.
John Braschler, 77, of Lansing, IL, passed away Monday, October 19, 1998.
Survived by his wife, Mary Jane; one son, Jack (Ethel) Braschler; one daughter,
Cheryl (Bob) Allen; five grandchildren, Jill (Justin) Rich, Lynn Braschler,
Brooke (Dan) Davis, Robin and Ashley Allen; one great grandson, Tyler Davis;
two brothers, Marvin (May) and Jim Braschler; one sister, Faith Ritsema;
brother-in-law, Herman (Barb) Hoge and two sisters-in-law, Eleanor Hoge and
Funeral services which will be completed in tomorrows Times will be held
at Grace Reformed Church in Lansing, with Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home,
Lansing, in charge of the arrangements.
Lillian J. Brown
Lillian J. Brown (nee Jones), 73, of Schererville, IN, passed away Sunday,
October 18, 1998. Survived by husband Edward; one sister; several nieces and
nephews; good friend, Marty Walker and many other special friends.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 1998, 11 a.m. at
Kuiper Funeral Home, with Rev. Steve Loft officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn
Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Friends are invited to meet with the family on
Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel, 9039
Kleinman Road (2 blocks south of Ridge Road), Highland.
Mrs. Brown was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Highland; an
executive secretary with the Packaging Corporation of Griffith for over 30
years. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Calumet Area.
Richard Chmiel, 72, of East Chicago, passed away on Monday, October 19,
1998. Survived by wife, Terry (nee Kostecki); mother-in-law, Helen Kostecki of
Hammond; two sisters-in-law, Rose (Albert) Chmiel of Michigan City and Cecilia
(John) Krachenfels of Hammond; brother-in-law, Walter (Donna) Kostecki of
Hammond; five nephews, Thomas (Annette) Chmiel of Cincinnati, Gregory (Joan)
Chmiel of Cullman, AL, James (Laurie) Krechenfels of Bolingbrook, Mike
Krechenfels of Grand Rapids, MI and Mark (Kimberly) Krechenfels of Crown Point;
two nieces, Barbara (William) Pilarski of South Bend and Christine (Kenneth)
Erdelac of Merrillville; three uncles, Andrew (Ruby) Chmiel of East Chicago,
Frank (Ann) Chmiel of Hammond and Edward (Cecilia) Chmiel of Angola, IN; dear
friends, Ollie and Mary Wadas of East Chicago; numerous great nieces and
nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents, Peter and and Ann and
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 22, 1998 at 9:30 a.m. at
the Lesniak Funeral Home, 4918 Magoun Ave., East Chicago, and 10 a.m. Mass at
St. Stanislaus Church with Msgr. John J. Siekierski officiating. Burial at Holy
Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL. Friends may call at the Lesniak Funeral Home
for visitation on Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mr. Chmiel was a lifelong resident of East Chicago; former employee of
Millikan's Sporting Goods Store; retired employee of the East Chicago Water
Department; veteran of World War II U.S Army; member and Past Commander of
American Legion Post 369; member of Voiture 40 & 8; St. Stanislaus Holy Name
Society; Knights of Columbus Msgr. Connolly Council and Southside Boosters
Club. Service schedule for Wednesday: Holy Name Society 7 p.m.; American Legion
7:30 p.m. and Knights of Columbus 8 p.m. Contributions to Hospice of Northwest
Indiana, would be appreciated.
Richard was born June 27, 1926 to Peter and Ann Chmiel. He was a loving son
to his parents and his brother. He served his country in WWII. He married
Theresa Kostecki on June 9, 1956. He was a devoted loving husband. To his many
relatives, especially his nieces and nephews, he was truly devoted. He never
had a day that he wasn't thinking of others first. Uncle Richie was always
there to help if needed. He is deeply loved and will be sadly missed. He will
be held in our memories and hearts.
Charlotte M. Farmer
Charlotte M. Farmer (nee Wright), 96, of Munster, formerly of Gary and
Hammond, passed away on Monday, October 19, 1998. Survived by one daughter,
Joyce Shofroth of Griffith, IN; three grandchildren, Sharon (Danny) Norden of
Gary, Vwe (Denny Gallagher) Fitzgerald and William (Sherrie) Shofroth of
Griffith; five great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren; two
sisters, Bernice Toumine of Rensselaer, IN and Edith Clarey of Richmond, VA;
numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by one brother, Lonnie Wright.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday evening, October 20, 1998 at 8
P.M. at the Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Halsted, Minister,
officiating. Graveside service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the
Bradford Cemetery in Monon, Indiana. Friends are invited to meet with the
family on Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman
Road (two blocks south of Ridge Road), Highland.
Mrs. Farmer was retired from Amoco Oil Company with 23 years of service
and has been living in the Calumet area since 1922.
Marie Fieser, 82, of Port Charlotte, FL and formerly of Shawano, WI,
passed away in Southlake Nursing Home in Merrillville, IN, on Monday, October
19, 1998. She is survived by husband, Paul Fieser of Port Charlotte, FL; five
children: Sharon (Rudy) Tinglof of Merrillville, IN, Jerry (Rose) Fieser of
Hebron, IN, Roger (Linda) Fieser of Arlington Heights, IL, Carol Kay Fieser
and Riley David (Mary) Fieser, both of Greenville, WI; nine grandchildren and
seven great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 22, 1998 at 11 a.m. from
the Geisen Funeral Home, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville, IN, Pastor Ronald L. Deck
officiating, with a graveside service Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Burr Oak
Cemetery, Burr Oak, IN. Friends may call on Wednesday, 2 to 8 p.m.
Mrs. Fieser was retired from Wisconsin Bell Telephone with 15 years
service. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Port Charlotte FL,
and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star since 1950.
Chicago Heights, Illinois
Clemance Fulton, 87, of Chicago Heights, Illinois, passed away Sunday,
October 18, 1998. Survived by daughter Judy (Marvin) Pinkowski of Hammond; two
grandchildren, Laura Pinkowski and John Cosenza; one great granddaughter,
Caitlynn. Preceded in death by her husband, John, Sr. and son John, Jr.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 21, 1998, at 12:30 p.m.
from the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing. Burial Skyline
Memorial Park in Monee, Illinois. Freinds may call at the funeral Home
Tuesday, 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Joe B. Gill
Joe B. Gill, 88, of Hammond, entered into his eternal home Sunday,
October 18, 1998 at The Community Hospital, Munster. Survived by his loving
brother, Daniel (Elizabeth) Gill of San Antonio, Texas; sister, Hattie (Edwin)
Kuczwara of Lansing, Illinois; two sisters-in-law, Ethel Davis of Munster and
Dolores Gill of Munster; brother-in-law, Richard Daigger of Monroe, Wisconsin;
numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife Alice in 1988.
Funeral services will be held privately at the C.J. Huber Funeral Home,
722-165th Street, Hammond (one block west of Calumet Avenue) with Randy
Harrison officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville.
Friends may call at the C.J. Huber Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 20, 1998,
from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mr. Gill was a member of the First United Methodist Church, McKinley
Masonic Lodge #712 F.&A.M. He was retired from the School City of Hammond with
over 15 years of service. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.
Please omit flowers.
Joseph N. Manago
Arizona / Valparaiso, IN
Joseph N. Manago, 71, of Tucson, AZ, and formerly of Valparaiso, IN,
died October 17, 1998. Joseph worked for U.S. Steel for 41 years in the sheet
and tin mill. Loving husband of Carol for 40 years, father of Jackie Sue
(deceased), Joseph T. and Judi, and grandfather of Michaela.
Funeral services will be held in Tucson, AZ. Arrangements by Adair Funeral
Homes Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Ave., Tucson, AZ 85704.
Ann (Miller) Maxwell
Hobart / Merrillville
Ann (Miller) Maxwell, 86, formerly of Merrillville and a Hobart
resident for 21 years, passed away at Methodist Hospital Southlake Campus on
Sunday, October 18, 1998. Survived by one son, Clifford (Mary) Maxwell of
Hobart; one daughter, June (Roy) Shashura of Portage; three grnadchildren,
Laurie (David) Majcher, Melinda (John) Baker and Yvonne Shashura; two great
grandsons, Christopher and Jonathan Majcher; one sister, Kate Fengya of
Merrillville. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Raymond C. Maxwell.
Funeral services Thursday, October 22, 1998, at 10:30 a.m. at the Burns
Funeral Home (corner of 101st & Broadway), Merrillville/Crown Point Chapel,
Rev. Duane Schmidt officiating. Interment at Calumet Park Cemetery.
Merrillville. Friends may call at the Burns Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4
to 8 p.m.
Ann was a member of the Portage First Church of the Nazarene; the
Independent Order of Foresters and a former employee of Gary Screw and Bolt
Clara J. Mazgaj
Clara J. Mazgaj, 86, beloved wife of the late Casimir "Pat" Mazgaj.
Loving mother of Melvin (late Phyllis and late Marilyn), Kenneth (Jo Anne) and
Patrick (Angie) Mazgaj. Devoted grandmother of seven; great-grandmother of
11. Dear sister of Arthur (Dolores), Leonard (Barbara) and late Joseph (late
Charlotte) Jaronski and late Sylvia (late Chester) Wisniewski. Aunt of many
nieces and nephews. Member of St. Michael's Rosary Society and Senior Citizens
Visitation Tuesdsay 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral services Wednesay, October 21,
1998, at 9:15 a.m. from the Elmwood Chapel, 11200 S. Ewing Avenue, Chicago to
St. Michael Church. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment Holy Cross
Cemetery. (773) 731-2749
Daniel W. McKinley
Daniel W. McKinley, 77, of Merrillville, IN, passed away on Monday,
October 19, 1998. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Burns Funeral Home.
Please call 219-769-0044 for information.
Felicitis Ontiveros, 87. of East Chicago, passed away on Thursday,
October 15, 1998 at St. Catherine Hospital. She is survived by three daughters,
Graciela Sierra of East Chicago, Inez Ontiveros of Mexico and Carmen Vasquez of
East Chicago; two sons, Francisco Ontiveros of Mexico and Rogelio Ontiveros of
Texas; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and
also brother, Timoteo Mejia of Gary. Preceded in death by husband, Gomesindo,
sons, Juan and Carlos Ontivaros, sisters, Maria Chavez, Piedad Mejia, Angelita
Moreno and Felicitis Mejia and brothers, Jesus and Zenon Ontivaros and Pedro
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 22, 1998 at 8:30 a.m. from
the Prusiecki Funeral Home, 3831 Main St., East Chicago, IN, with Mass at 9
a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, East Chicago, with Father Fernando DeCristobal
officiating. Burial at St. John Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Visitation will be
Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Ann Orsini, 90, of Lansing, IL, passed away Sunday, October 18, 1998. She
is survived by one son, Orest; four grandchildren, Vincent, Elizabeth and
Joseph Orsini and Heather Brasdahl; one great grandson, Stefan; three sisters,
Catherine Broberg, Jennie Kern and Phyllis Hybert; six sisters-in-law, Edna
O'Brien, Edith Marine, Stella Sorenson, Evelyn (John) Pisuto, Emma Markovich
and Terry; three brothers-in- law, Amos, Phillip and Andy Orsini; many nieces
and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Orest and brothers and
sisters, Mary (Grover) Berlin, John (Fannie) Bisone and Lorrine (Henry) Menze.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 22, 1998 at 11 a.m.
from the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, IL. Burial at
Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL. Friends may call at the funeral home on
Wednesday from 2 to 9 p.m.
Walter K. Prochno, Sr
Walter K. Prochno, Sr, 69, of Merrillville, IN, for over 40 years,
passed away on Sunday, October 18, 1998 at his home. Survived by wife, Delores
"Dory"; two sons, Walter (Sara) Prochno, Jr. of Wheatfield and Michael (Beth)
Prochno of Minn; two daughters, Kathy (Robert) Hamilton of Colorado and Karen
Prochno of Connecticut; nine grandchildren: Jamie, Whitney and Patrick Prochno,
Kyle, Andrew and Michael Prochno, John, Stacy and Rachel Hamilton; two sisters,
Virginia Zellers of Merrillville and Ruth Prochno of Crown Point. Preceded in
death by sister, Vi Neal of Crown Point.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 21, 1998 at 11 a.m. at the
Geisen Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Hester officiating. Burial at Calumet Park
Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. Friends may call at Geisen Funeral Home, 109 North
East Street, Crown Point, on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mr. Prochno was retired from Indiana Bell with over 35 years of service. He
belonged to the Oak Knoll Golf Club. Walter was an Army veteran of the Korean
Conflict. Memorials may be given to the Unity Hospice. Information call
Verna M. Rann
Portage, IN / Chicago
Verna M. Rann (nee Hacker), 80, late of Portage, IN, formerly of Chicago.
Beloved wife of Cletis Rann; Devoted mother of Kathy (Roger) Splitgerber; Proud
grandmother of Jillian Biodrowski and Eric Splitgerger; Dear sister of Amziah,
John and Elmer Hacker; Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Visitation Tuesday 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral service on Wednesday, 11 a.m. at
Smits DeYoung-Vroegh Funeral Home, 649 E. 162nd Street, (Rt 6), South Holland,
IL. Interment, Vienna Cemetery, Vienna, IL. Mrs. Rann was a member of Bonner
Senior Citizens of Portage and the Chesterton Moose. 708-333-7000.
Elizabeth "Betty Jo" O'Connell Rongers
Elizabeth "Betty Jo" O'Connell Rongers, 54, of Merrillville, passed
away on Sunday, October 18, 1998. Survivors are two sons, Rob Rongers and Ryan
Rongers, both of Merrillville; two brothers, Daniel O'Connell and James
(Isabel) O'Connell, both of Merrillville; aunts, Marie Stropke of Merrillville
and Velma Phillpov of Crown Point, Ann Wisner of Portage, Violet Wisner of
Florida, Betty Wisner of Gary; uncle, Jim Pullins of Portage. Preceded in death
by parents, Daniel and Elizabeth O'Connell and brother, Gene O'Connell.
Friends may call at the Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service, 6360 Broadway,
Merrillville, IN, from 1 to 8 p.m . Wednesday. Funeral services will be held
Thursday, October 22, 1998 at 9:30 a.m. at the Pruzin Brothers Chapel and 10
a.m. at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Merrillville, with Rev. John
Winterlin officiating. Burial at Calumet Park Cemetery. Prayer service
Wednesday 7 P.M. with Deacon Joe Codespoti.
Betty Jo was a graduate of Emerson High School, class of 1962 and American
Beauty College of Cosmetology. A beautician in the area for many years having
worked at Frederik's in the Village. Shari's Mane Attraction, Pretty Woman and
Gentleman's Touch Hair Salon, Merrillville.
Roxie L. Scott
Roxie L. Scott (nee Bounds), 85, of Crown Point, passed away Sunday,
October 18, 1998. Survived by two daughters, Flo Lynn Carlson of South Carolina
and Brenda Hartman of Merrillville; four grandchildren, Rhonda Mays of Florida,
Joseph (Tracie) Hartman of Indianapolis, Danny (Beth) Crosser of Illinois,
Vanessa (Jack) Smith of Wheatfield, Indiana; seven great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by husband William H. Scott in 1973; daughter, Joanne Scott
in 1995; grandson Fred Carlson in 1990.
Funeral services are pending at the Kuiper Funeral Home. 219-923-7800.
Mrs. Scott was a member of the Black Oak Baptist Church and retired as Manager
of Chuck Wheeler's Vienna Hot Dogs in the Village.
Violet C. Severy
Crown Point, IN / Pasadena, CA
Violet C. Severy, 86, of Crown Point, IN, formerly of Pasadena, CA,
passed away on Sunday, October 18, 1998. She is survived by one daughter, Julie
(Fred) Fraley of Merrillville; one son, Frank (Karen) Severy of Anchorage, AL;
two grandsons, Jim and Rob Fraley of Merrillville; one granddaughter, Sherida
(Mike) Engstrom of Portland, OR; one great grand-daughter, Autumn Elyse
Engstrom; and one sister, Patricia (Ken) Adkins of Cabazon, CA.
Memorial Service on Tuesday, October 20, 1998, 11 a.m. at the Geisen
Funeral Home, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville, IN, with Pastor Ron Johnson
officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until
the time of service
Mrs. Severy was a retired Professor of Music at Morehead State University
in Morehead, Kentucky. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of
Hammond, the SAI Womens Music Sorority and the Organ Guild of America.
Thomas P. Sheridan
Thomas P. Sheridan, 71, of Lansing, Illinois, passed away Saturday,
October 17, 1998. Survived by his wife Diane; four sons, Thomas P. Jr.
(Georgette), Robert J. (Sheri), Michael F. (Laura), Joseph E. Sheridan; one
daughter, Diane M. (Ralph) Sobie; seven grandchildren, Katie, Michael and Kelli
Sheridan, Jessica Stofferegan, Stefanie Jill and Emily Sobie; three brothers,
James, John and Walter Sheridan; one sister, Amelia Boyer. Preceded in death by
two brother, Ambrose and Eugene Sheridan.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 21, 1998, at 11 a.m. from
the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing. Burial Holy Cross
Cemetery in Calumet City. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday 2 to 9
Mr. Sheridan was a WWII Navy veteran; a member of American Legion Edward
Schultz Post #697; retired electrician with Local #134; and a member of Our
Lady of Knock Catholic Church in Calumet City.
William "Bill" Earl Slagley
Lakes of the Four Seasons
William "Bill" Earl Slagley, 72 of Lakes of the Four Seasons, passed away
Friday, October 16, 1998 at Rush Presbyterian Hosptial, Chicago. He was born
October 10, 1926 in Knox, IN, to the late William Earl Sr. and Esther E. Barnes
Slagley. William proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a veteran of
WWII. He was a 1950 graduate of Rose-Hulman Institute in Terre Haute,
Registered Professional Engineer with 13 patents, member of Fraternities SIGMA
NU, TAU BETA PI, TAU NU TAU, National Military Engineers Society, member of
AISE and ASME, the LOFS Golf Association and very active in the community of
LOFS. William retired from Inland Steel Company in 1985 after 30 years. He was
an Assistant Chief Engineer, foremost authority in basic oxygen furnace and
member of Inland Retirees 25 Year Club. He is survived by and will be deeply
missed by wife, Anna L. Slagley; five daughters, Susan Robertson of Michigan
City, Janet Peterson and Barbara Rochon of Winterhaven FL, Linda Handshoe of
Marquette, MI and Tammy (Larry) Krueger of Winterhaven, FL; one son, Eric
(Karen) Slagley of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 10 grandchildren; three great
grandchildren; two sisters, Kate McCrocklin of Terre Haute, IN and Alberta
Parrish of Paris, IL; one brother, Donald (Joanne) Slagley of Venice, FL.
Friends may visit with the family on Monday, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
at the Stilinovich & Wiatrolik Funeral Home, 7535 Taft St. (Hwy 55),
Merrillville, IN. Funeral services will be held from the chapel on Tuesday at
11 a.m., with Pastor Ludovit Vajda. Interment to follow at Calumet Park
Cemetery, Merrillville, Indiana. Family requested in honor of William,
donations be made to the American Heart Association.
Patricia Ann Smith
Patricia Ann Smith (nee Anderson), 49, of Whiting passed away on Sunday,
October 18, 1998 at her residence. Survived by husband of 31 years, Thomas R.
Smith; two daughters, Tabitha (Ed) Harnisch and Patricia (Ben) Howell; one son,
Timothy Smith; four grandchildren, Edward, Jr., Michael, Stephanie and Jessica;
father, J. C. (Connie) Anderson; two step-sisters, Laura (Gary) Staton and Joy
(Charles) Wiscaber; two step-brothers, John Anderson and Chris (Elynn)
Anderson; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her mother Opal
Anderson (nee Maggard) in 1968.
A private cremation service was held. There was no visitation. Mrs. Smith
was a Whiting resident for the past 17 years; owner of Pat's Beauty Shop in
Whiting for 15 years, and a beauty operator for 31 years. Arrangements by the
Anthony & Dziadowicz Funeral Home of Hammond. 219-931-2800 Julia Frances
Struzik St. John / Crown Point Julia Frances Struzik, 87, a resident of
St. John and Crown Point, passed away on Monday, October 19, 1998. She is
survived by one son, Richard (Patricia) Struzik of Orland Park, IL; one
daughter, Sandra (Joseph) Jania of St. John, IN; two brothers, Bernard (Helen)
Lukowski of Joliet, IL and Florian (Eleanor) Lukowski of Dolton, IL; two
sisters, Marie Kaminski of Chicago Heights, IL and Sister Annunciata (Poor
Clares), DeKalb , IL; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Preceded
in death by her parents, a brother, Anthony and a sister, Helen. A Funeral
Mass will be celebrated with Father Myron Lowisz officiating on Wednesday,
October 21, 1998 at 11 a.m. from St. Anthony's Nursing Home Chapel, 203
Franciscan Drive, Crown Point, after a one hour visitation from 10 to 11 a.m.
Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL. Visitation will take place
at the Burdan Funeral Home, 12901 Wicker Ave., (corner of 129th Ave & Rt 41),
Cedar Lake, IN. on Tuesday, October 20th from 2 to 9 p.m. Mrs. Struzik had
been a resident of St. Anthony's Nursing Home and a member of the Blue Army
Society, Blue Island, IL. For further information please call 219-374-5518.
Harry "Ozzie" Terpstra South Holland, IL Harry "Ozzie" Terpstra, 62, of
South Holland, IL, passed away on Monday, October 19, 1998 at South Suburban
Hospital, Hazelcrest, IL. He is survived by his wife, Shirley (nee Staal);
three daughters, Renee (Douglas) Haan of Griffith, IN, Eileen (David) Schaap of
South Holland, IL and Diane (James) Haan of Highland, IN; seven grandchildren;
two sisters, Sylvia Swart of Highland, IN and Jean Loerop of Lansing, IL; and
one brother, Wayne Terpstra of Three Rivers, MI. Funeral services Thursday,
October 22, 1998, 11 a.m. at the Bethany Covenant Reformed Church, 315 East
161st Place, South Holland, IL, with services conducted by Rev. Tim Hoekstra
andPastor Vern Picknally. Interment at Homewood Memorial Gardens, Homewood, IL.
Visitation Wednesday from 2 to 9 p.m. at the Smits, DeYoung-Vroegh Funeral
Home, 649 E. 162nd Street (Rt 6), South Holland, IL. Mr. Terpstra was an
Elder at Bethany Covenant Reformed Church and owner of Terpstra's Refinishing.
Memorials to Calvin Christian School or Highland Christian School appreciated.
Barbara Dean Trigger Merrillville Barbara Dean Trigger, 74, of
Merrillville. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, on January 28, 1924. Passed away
in Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso, on Saturday, October 17, 1998.
Barbara graduated from Munger Grade School in Kansas City, Missouri, and
graduated from North Kansas City High School, class of 1940. She was a retired
employee of the Merrillville School System where she was employed as a
secretary for Salk Grade School in Merrillville for 24 years. She was awarded
the Ross Township Merrillville School System Employee of the Year. She also
was honored for her work in the Drug Prevention Program in the Merrillville
School System. She was a member of the Independence Hill Presbyterian Church
in Merrillville. Preceded in death by husband, John W. Trigger in 1990 after
47 years of marriage. Survived by children Marilyn A. (Robert) Joyce of
Valparaiso, Carolyn Medved (Daniel) Robbins of Roselawn, Indiana, Richard W.
(Myra) Trigger of Coppell, Texas, James M. Trigger of Indianapolis, Michele S.
(Ralph) Howe of Merrillville; one sister Betty (Ray) Boldan of Shawnee, Kansas;
one brother, Thomas (Rosemary) Palmer of Liberty, Missouri; grandchildren, Tim,
Matt, and Mike Joyce, Kim and Kelley Gut, Chris and Chase Trigger, Michael
Trigger; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wednesday,
October 21, 1998, at 11 a.m. in the Burns Funeral Home (corner of 101st and
Broadway), Merrillville/Crown Point Chapel with Rev. Michael C. Maietta
officiating. Entombment, Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Friends may
call at Burns Funeral Home (Merrillville/Crown Point Chapel) on Tuesday, from 2
to 8 p.m. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the
Kidney Foundation. Darlene D. Wells Portage Darlene D. Wells, 72, of
Portage, passed away in her home, under the compassionate care of Porter County
VNA Hospice, October 17, 1998. She was born May 15, 1926 in Danverse, IL. to
the late Joe and Bertha (Miller) Prosser. Darlene served as a Past President of
American Legion Auxiliary Post #260 in Portage. She is preceded in death by
daughter, Linda Wells, three brothers, Laurel, Carrol and Bud Prosser, and one
sister, Deloris Schwuchow. Survived by her loving husband, Ronald of 56 years;
two sons, Larry Wells of Ft. Myers, FL and Sam (Elizabeth) Wells of N. Ft.
Myers, FL; one daughter, Lori (George) Bogold of Portage; three granddaughters,
Heather and Lindsey Wells, Amber Bogold; one brother, Lloyd (Ethel) Prosser of
Valparaiso; three sisters, Glena (John) Ensign of Hobart, Lola Schwuchow of
Hobart, Julie (Felix) Bannon of Claypool, IN. A memorial service will be held
Thurday, October 22, 1998 at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 2825 E. Cleveland
Avenue, Hobart, IN, with Pastor Gordon Small officiating. Stilinovich &
Wiatrolik Funeral Home, 219-738-3223 are in charge of arrangements. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to either VNA Hospice of Porter County, 501
Marquette Street, Valparaiso, 46383 or Hillcrest Baptist Church. Charles James
Westbay Hobart/Gary Charles James Westbay, 69, of Hobart, formerly of the
Ambridge section of Gary, passed at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart, on
Saturday, October 17, 1998. Chuck attended Horace Mann High School in Gary and
graduated from Hobart High School, class of 1946. He attended Indiana
University in Bloomington, Indiana. He served with the U.S. Army during the
Occupation of Japan. He was an active member and Elder at Trinity Lutheran
Church in Hobart, and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church dartball
team. He was a reitired employee of Gainer Bank (NBD) in Merrillville.
Preceded in death by parents Elsie and "Doc" Warren Reid Westbay. Survived by
wife, Loraine Westbay of Hobart; three daughters, Renee (Gordon) Hornbaker of
Texas, Leslie A. Westbay of Arizona, Karen (Lonnie Spears) Westbay of LOFS;
stepchildren, Mark (Elaine) Haller of Hobart and Marla (Douglas) Belec of
Hobart; grandchildren, Stephanie, Kaitlin, Gates, Heather, Scott, Kyle, and
Kayla; one sister Laura Lee (Clarence) Mabee of Missouri; several nieces and
nephews. Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 20, 1998, at 11 a.m. in
the Burns Funeral Home (Hobart), corner of Rt.51 and 7th Street, Rev. Gary Nagy
officiating. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Contributions may
be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church, 900 Luther Drive, Hobart, Indiana
46342. Friends may call at the Burns Funeral Home (Hobart) on Monday from 2 to
4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.