Kathryn B. Andrews
1921 - 1999
Pennsylvania / Gary, IN
Kathryn B. Andrews (nee Banker), passed away in Philadelphia, PA., November 3,
1999. Kathryn graduated from Emerson High School in Gary and Whitworth Junior
College in Brookhaven,
Mississippi. She spent most of her life as a bookkeeper for various law firms
in Chicago, IL, Salem, Oregon and Ponte Vedra, FL. She was an accomplished
pianist and in the last few years enjoyed line dancing and tap dancing. Kathryn
was the oldest daughter
of John and Rose (Betz) Banker. She is survived by brother, Warren E. Banker of
Monticello, IN; sisters, Phyllis B. Wunderlich of Boca Raton, FL and Joyce B.
(David) Stanton of DeMotte, IN. She had many loving nieces and nephews and many
nephews, also many daughters adopted along the way. In her final months of
need, she was lovingly attended by her niece, Rev. Beth Hixon, nephew-in-law,
Bill Hixon and grand niece, Tori Hixon, all of Philadelphia. She will be sorely
missed by her family and
John Armstrong, Jr.
Greenwood / Dyer, IN
John Armstrong, Jr., 66, of Greenwood, IN, formerly of Dyer, passed away
Thursday, November 4, 1999. Survived by wife, Phyllis; daughter, Debra Kawecki
of Schererville; three sons, John
(Cindy) of Overland Park, Kansas, Larry (Mary) of Crown Point, IN and Terry
(Pam) of Newburgh, IN; also survived by extended sons, David (Mary) Rearick of
Carmel, IN, Michael (Angela) Rearick of Greenwood, IN, Kevin (Ann) Rearick of
Martinsville, IN and daughter,
Colleen (Greg) DeVries of Indianapolis, IN; brother, Merle (Karen) Armstrong of
Flatrock, IL; four sisters, Mary (Jack) Cardinal of Vincennes, IN, Joann
(Jackie) Fields of Crane, IN, Sarah Veldez of Deerfield, Kansas and Wanda
(Cledus) Laslie of Bridgeport,
IL; nine grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife, Myrl (nee Barrix) Armstrong
and his oldest daughter, Brenda (Loy) Armstrong. He was subsequently remarried
to Phyllis (nee Oskins) Armstrong in 1987 and had an extended family of loved
Monday, November 8, 1999 at 9:30 a.m. from the Fagen- Miller Funeral Home, 1920
Hart St., Dyer, Indiana, with 10 a.m. funeral mass at St. Maria Goretti Church,
Dyer, IN, with Rev. Alfred Dettmer officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn Memorial
IN. Visitation Sunday evening from 5 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Mooseheart Home.
Mr. Armstrong was employed for 40 years with Inland Steel with increasing job
as Plant Manager and retiring in 1992. Born in Allendale, Illinois, April 10,
1933 to Grace Frances (nee Loudermilk) and John Armstrong. He attended East
Chicago Roosevelt and graduated from Lawrenceville High School in
Lawrenceville, IL, in 1951 and subquently
graduated from Purdue University Calumet Campus earning a degree in Electrical
Engineering Technology. Served in the Armed Forces from 1951-1953 stationed at
Ft. Lewis Washington. and was a lifelong member of the Moose Lodge. Member of
St. Francis Claire
Church in Greenwood, IN, and a former member of St. Maria Goretti Church, Dyer,
Hattie Marie Becker
Hattie Marie Becker, 85, of Lansing, Illinois, passed away on Friday,
November 5, 1999. She is survived by her husband, Edwin J. Becker,
Sr.; two children, Virginia (Dick) Bryer of North Fort Myers, FL and Edwin
Becker, Jr. of Glenwood, IL; five grandchildren, Suzette Mordaca, Michelle
Tredway, Paul Wendland, Laurel Wendland and Beth Whetzel; nine
great-grandchildren; one sister, Virginia
Hothan and one foster daughter, Joyce Heckelman; two brothers-in-law, three
sisters-in-law and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at 11 a.m. from
the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Munster, Indiana.
Burial at Mount Vernon Memorial Estates, Lemont, IL. Friends may visit with the
family at the church on Tuesday beginning at 8 a.m.
Mrs. Becker was a former member of the Lansing Ladies Lions and St. Paul
Seniors Club. In lieu of flowers, memorials may
be made to the Feed My Lamb Fund at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Arrangements by
the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, Lansing, Illinois.
Raymond A. Bittick
Raymond A. Bittick, 44, of Grandville, Michigan, formerly a resident of
Schererville, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, November 3, 1999. He is
survived by his parents, Herb and Joan Bittick; Children, Mikal, Lisa,
Adrielle, Dylan and Kelsey Bittick; Granddaughter, Allyson Rose Marlow;
Brothers, Lee (Debbie) Bittick, Don (Jenny)
Bittick and Ken (Heather) Bittick; Numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded
in death by his grandparents.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 1999, 10 a.m. at the
Lincoln Ridge Funeral Home 7607 W. Lincoln Highway, Schererville, IN.
(Rt 30 east of Cline Ave.) with Pastor David M. Milbourn officiating. At rest,
Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home
on Monday, 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Ray was a member of the Parkwood Presbyterian Church; Ambucs
and Sigma Chi Fraternity. He loved life and believed in the good of all people.
He has now gone to his Heavenly home where he resides now in peace with his
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes
Michigan / Hammond, IN
Elinor A. Breen, 78, of Manistee, Michigan, formerly of Hammond, Indiana,
died November 2, 1999. She was born November 14, 1920 in Hammond, the daughter
of Robert and Rose Ann (Connors) Snedden. She was a graduate of Hammond
High School, class of 1938. She was married to Anthony Linkowitz who preceded
her in death in 1953. She married William Breen in 1958. She is survived by her
husband, William; son, Thomas Breen; daughters, Melissa (Stephen Eckert) Breen
of San Francisco,
CA, Antoinette (Henry) Debski of Homewood, IL and Molly Thorwell of
Bolingbrook, IL; four grandchildren; brother, John (Shirley) Snedden of
Munster, IN; sister-in-law, Josephine Horvath of Calumet City, IL; several
nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded
in death by her parents; a sister, Mary Smith and two brothers, Robert and
A Memorial Mass was held in Manistee. Memorial gifts to Association for
Retarded Citizens. The Johnson Funeral Home, P.C., 480 Water St., Manistee, MI
49660 was in
charge of arrangements. 231-723-2602.
Irene M. Carr
Irene M. Carr, 88, late of Steger, IL, passed away Friday, November 5, 1999
at St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights, IL. She is survived by two sons,
Timothy of Hammond, IN and Daniel
of Steger, IL; two daughters, Kathleen Carr of Steger and Carol (Ray) Laurie of
Chicago Heights, IL; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one brother,
William (Dolly) Gray of Albuquerque, N.M.; four sisters, Lucille Culver of
Greenville, IL, Laura
Gray of Grayville, IL, Jane (Adolph) Klein of Grayville, IL and Alice
Baumgartner of Evansville, IN. Visitation Sunday 2 to 8 p.m. at Smits Funeral
Homes-Steger Memorial Chapel, 3045 Chicago Rd, Steger, IL. Funeral services
Monday 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel,
Rev. Earl Ferguson of Deer Creek Christian Church officiating. Interment at
Oakland Memory Lanes, Dolton. 708-755-6100.
Francis August Conde
Francis August Conde, 67, of Crown Point and life long area resident,
passed away on
Thursday, November 4, 1999. He was born on September 21, 1932 in Gary, IN, to
the late Paul and Julia (Jakubek) Conde. Francis was a veteran of the U.S. Army
and retired from U.S. Steel. He served as Eucharist Minister and Usher at Our
Lady of Consolation,
Secretary/Treasurer of the Catholic Order of Foresters #1713, was a 4th Degree
Knights of Columbus Good Shepard Chapter, a member of the Holy Name Society,
the Professional Photographers of America and Michiana Photographers, Explorer
District Advisor for
25 years with Boy Scouts of America and was a leader for 22 years in the Order
of Arrow Rank of Vigil. Francis was preceded in death by his parents, sister,
Julia Clawson and brother, Louis Conde, an MIA in Korea. He is survived by his
loving family: wife,
Veronica Conde of Crown Point; brother, Paul Conde of Merrillville; niece,
Carol (Verlin) Oldfather of Oaklandon, IL; numerous nieces and nephews;
brothers-in-law, Al Gurauskas of Orland Park, IL and Ed Gurauskas of Chicago,
IL; sister-in-law, Annette (Len)
Wanat of Saline, MI; and devoted friends, Olive and Sonia Leskow.
Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, November 7th from 2 to 4 and 6 to
8 p.m. in the chapel of Stilinovich & Wiatrolik Funeral Home, 7535 Taft St.
(Hwy 55), Merrillville. A prayer
service will be at 3:30 p.m. and a rosary by the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus
at 6:30 p.m. Funeral prayers at the funeral home will begin at 9:30 a.m.
Monday, and a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady
of Consolation with nephew,
Rev. Tom Conde officiating. Interment to follow in Calumet Park Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either St. Vincent DePaul
Society of Our Lady of Consolation, 8303 Taft St., Merrillville, IN 46410 or
St. Stethens Indian Mission,
P.O. Box 278, Stevens, WY 82524.
June Mildred Duncan
West Terre Haute, IN
June Mildred Duncan, 82, of West Terre Haute died at 7:06 p.m. Saturday,
October 23, 1999, in Union Hospital. She was born July 4, 1917, in Chicago to
Fredrick Beisal and Elizabeth
Crstle. Her husband, Russel Duncan, died in 1987. Survivors include two
daughters, Gail Vargo and Barbara Nieves; two sisters, Doris Wampler and
Frances Dorris; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews.
were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Bethesda Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Scott
officiating. There was no visitation. Mattox-Bedino West Terre Haute Chapel
assisted with arrangements.
Arlene Joyce Dyrhaug
Arlene Joyce Dyrhaug, 60, of Lowell, Indiana,
passed away on Friday, November 5, 1999, at her residence. She is survived by
her husband, Carl; son, David J. Dyrhaug of Lowell; two daughters, Sally J.
(George M.) Bikos of St. John, IN and Amy D. (Gregg) Barnhart of Lowell, IN;
father, John E. Marse and
brother, Gerald E. (Ann) Marse, both of Las Vegas, Nevada; sister, Diane
(Peter) Bedoian of Salauda, N.C.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death by her mother, Agnes Marse.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John Evangelist Catholic
Church, 9400 Wicker Ave., St. John, IN, on Monday, November 8, 1999 at 10 a.m.
with Father Steven Titko, Celebrant. Interment will follow at West Creek
Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday, November 7th at the Burdan
Funeral Home, 12901 Wicker
Ave., (corner of 129th and US 41), Cedar Lake, Indiana, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9
p.m., with a Scripture Service at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to Scottish Terriers Rescue Fund. Envelopes available at the funeral home
Mrs. Dyrhaug was a
member of Wee Scotts, Doris Day Animal League, PETA and the Hooved Humane
Society of Woodstock, IL. Arlene was a loving wife and mother.
Elvira J. Esparza
Elvira J. Esparza, 11 months old, of Hammond, passed away Wednesday, November
3, 1999. She was born November 24, 1998. She is survived by her parents, Jose
and Patricia (Lopez) Esparza of Hammond; one brother, Antonio Joaquin Lopez of
Hammond; three sisters, Amparo G. Esparza at home, Martha and Ruby Esparza of
East Chicago; paternal
grandparents, Martha Esparza of Bolingbrook, IL; maternal grandparents, Joaquin
"Quiqui" and Carol Lopez of Hammond; paternal great-grandparents, Manuel and
Eva Esparza of Juarez, Mexico; maternal great-grandparents, Jobita Lopez and
Santos and Mary Ramierez
and great-great-grandmother, Erlinda Galvin, all of East Chicago; one uncle,
Jaquin Lopez, Jr., five aunts, Carol A. Lopez, Jacqueline Lopez and Jennifer M.
Lopez, all of Hammond, Brisa Esparza and Eva Beyer of Bolingbrook, IL; one
gret-aunt, Cynthia Lopez
of East Chicago; three great uncles, Gilbert Lopez of East Chicago, Santos
(Josephine) Ramierez of Hobart and Tech. Sgt. Cal Ramirez of Navarre, FL;
special cousins, Bettina Lopez and Lexis Quiroz of East Chicago and Gilbert
Michael Lopez of Chicago. Preceded
in death by her great grandfather, Gilbert "Beto" Lopez in May 1999.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 8, 1999 at 9:15 a.m. from the
Fife Funeral Home, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, and 10 a.m. at Our
Lady of Guadalupe Church, East
Chicago, with Rev. Diego Gettig, C.PP.S., officiating. Burial at Ridgelawn
Cemetery, Gary. Visitation at the Fife Funeral Home from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Anna Elizabeth Foy
Anna Elizabeth Foy, 72, of Valparaiso, passed away Thursday, November
4, 1999 at Mary Bartz Hospice Center, Valparaiso. She was born September 8,
1927 in Alaska, West Virginia, the daughter of Guy Ray and Myrtle (Duckworth)
Camp. A Valparaiso resident for 28 years, formerly of Gary, she was married on
December 25, 1947 in Apollo,
Pennsylvania to Curtis R. Foy. She was employed as a custodian for the School
City of Gary for 10 years and the Valparaiso School System for 10 years. A
longtime member of South Haven Christian Church, a member of the Church Women's
Worker for Christ, the
Mission Committee, the Benevolent Committee and the South Haven Christian
Church Choir. Mrs. Foy served and worked diligently for the Lord in her church
for many years. She is survived by her beloved family: her husband, Curtis R.
Foy of Valparaiso, son,
James (Mary) Foy of Crown Point, daughters, Patricia (John) Lawson of
Valparaiso, Peggy (Edward) Spencer of Valparaiso, Sue (Mark) Holbrook of North
Judson and Christine (Les) Abraham of Valparaiso; 13 grandchildren and eight
Raymond Camp of St. John, Arnold (Carol) Camp of Homosassa Springs, Florida and
Kenneth (Dot) Camp of Vandergrift, Pennsylvania; sisters, Martha Brown of Gary,
Eleanor (Frank) Wilson of Springhill, Florida and Mary (Earl) Blystone of
Crystal River, Florida;
many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters,
Gladys Rischel and Violet McClusky.
A visitation will be held Sunday, November 7, 1999 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
at South Haven Christian Church, 780 Juniper Road, Valparaiso,
Indiana 46385 and a funeral service being held Monday, November 8, 1999 at
11:30 a.m. at the South Haven Christian Church, with Don Miller officiating.
Interment in McCool Cemetery, Portage. Memorials may be made to the South Haven
Christian School in Mrs.
Foy's memory. Engel Funeral Home, 2700 Willowcreek Road, Portage, in charge of
arrangements. For information please call 219-762-8595.
John J. Gregory, Sr.
John J. Gregory, Sr., 67, of Gary, IN, passed away on Thursday, November 4,
1999. He was
a member of the Knights of Columbus St. Thomas Council #1347, Hobart; member of
St. Mary of the Lake Church in Miller; a veteran of the Korean Conflict;
former employee of Wolohan Lumber in Crown Point and currenly employed at
Hobart Lumber-Servistar. He
was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Sharon Gregory and brothers, Henry
and Peter Gregory. Survived by one daugher, Theresa (Mark) Vislosky of
Merrillville; two sons, John J. (Jennifer) Gregory, Jr. of Ft. Mead, Maryland
and Michael F. (Laura) Gregory
of New Boston, Michigan; five grandchildren, Kara and Jeremy Vislosky, Gina F.,
Nicole and Henry M. Gregory; one sister, Margaret Gregory of Gary; and many
loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services Monday, November 8, 1999, at 9 a.m. from the Burns Funeral
Home (corner of Rt 51 and 7th Street), Hobart, to St. Mary of the Lake Church
in Miller, 6060 Miller Ave., for Mass at 10 a.m. with Rev. Tom Mischler and
Bishop Carl F. Mengling D.D.,S.T.D., Con-celebrating. Interment, Calvary
Cemetery. Friends may call at
the Burns Funeral Home, Hobart, on Sunday from 12 noon until 7:30 p.m. The
Knights of Columbus will hold a prayer service Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Contributions
may be made to St. Mary of the Lake Church Improvement Fund or St. Vincent
DePaul Society For further
information please phone 219-942-1117.
Harold L. Mitchell
Harold L. Mitchell, 76, of Hammond, passed away on Friday, November 5,
1999. Survived by loving wife of 48 years, Margaret; children: James Mitchell
of San Francisco, CA, Susan Mitchell
of Hammond, Tamra (Dave) Dublak of Munster and Jeffery (Diana) Mitchell of
Hammond; grandchildren: Kaysie Scifres, Lindsey Mitchell, Matthew, Natalie and
Bryan Dublak; his sister, Helen Mae Schmidt of Peru, IN and many nieces and
nephews. Preceded in death
by his parents, Burton and Mary Mitchell, five brothers, Burton, Raymond,
Arthur, Elmer and James and three sisters, Mary Cooper, Pearl Kessler and
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the
Funeral Home. Friends may call on Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the
Virgil Huber Funeral Home, 7051 Kennedy Ave., Hessville.
Harold was born and raised in Peru, IN, after which he served in the U.S.
Marine Corps. He later worked for the railroad
in the Peru area before moving to Hammond where he worked in the Inland Steel
Field Forces Area as a boilermaker for 40 years retiring in 1985, after which
he stayed home where he could help the family with their projects such as
working on cars and caring
for the grandchildren.
Darla Lee Heintzman
Hammond, IN / Hegewisch, IL
Darla Lee Heintzman (nee Alexander), 35, late of Hammond, IN, formerly of
Hegewisch, IL, passed away on Thursday, November 4, 1999. She is survived by
sons, Michael, John and Matthew Heintzman and their father, Peter Heintzman;
parents, Eleanor "Penny" (James) Evans; sister, Denise (Douglas) Schramm;
half-sister, Denise Meeker; niece, Dana Schramm; nephew, Kevin Schramm; and
dear close friend, Grandma Bailey.
She was preceded in death by her half brother, James Evans, Jr.
Visitation will be held Sunday afternoon, November 7, 1999 from 2 to 5 p.m. at
the Hennessy-Nowak Funeral Home, 400 Pulaski Road (154th St.), Calumet City,
IL. Interment, private.
South Holland, IL
Gertrude Hoekstra (nee Swets), 88, of South Holland, IL, passed away
Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at Rest Haven Central Convalescent Home in Palos
Heights, IL. She is survived by her daughter, Arlene (Clifford) Poisel;
two grandchildren, Mary Lou (Frank) Gross and Roger (Yvonne) Poisel; six
great-grandchildren; four sisters, Minnie (late Eugene) VanKanegan, Elizabeth
(Clarence) VanKanegan, Henrietta (late Dirk) Poort and Walita (Neil) Jabaay;
two brothers, Eugene (Cobie)
Swets and Arie (Yvonne) Swets. Preceded in death by her husband Louis in 1984,
a grandson, Edward Poisel in 1986, one sister, Jennie (late Fred) Houtsma, two
brothes, John (late Dorothy) Swets and Nelson (Clara) Swets.
Funral services Monday, November 8,
1999 at 10 a.m. at the First Christian Reformed Church, 16248 South Park Ave.,
South Holland, IL, with services conducted by Rev. Richard J. Blauw. Interment,
Oak Ridge Cemetery, Lansing, IL. Visitation Sunday 3 to 9 p.m. at the Smits,
Home, 649 E. 162nd St., (Rt 6), South Holland, Illinois.
Mrs. Hoekstra was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church of South
Holland, IL. Info 708-333-7000.
Rudolph J. Komacsar
Rudolph J. Komacsar, 68, of Highland, passed
away on Thursday, November 4, 1999. He is survived by loving wife of 42 years,
Ruth (nee Romanak); Devoted children: Rudolph Kevin (Wendy) Komacsar, Susan
(John) Brandon, Diane (Mike) Jalk, David G. Komacsar; Cherished grandchildren:
Ashley, Lauren and Brittany
Komacsar, Andrew Mazur and John Brandon, Dustin and Elizabeth Hall, Lynn and
Robert Jalk and Crystal Komacsar; two brothers, Otto (Nancy) Komocsar and Vic
(Clairese) Guernier; two sisters, Marge Dumezich and Betty Mindala and
sister-in-law, Dorothy Komacsar.
Funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at the Kuiper
Funeral Home Chapel with a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. James
Church, Highland, with Rev. Francis Lazar officiating. Cremation to follow.
Friends are invited to
meet with the family on Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kuiper
Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (two blocks south of Ridge Road), Highland,
Rudy was retired from LTV Steel with 28 years of service; a Marine Corps
veteran during the Korean
Conflict and Life member of American Legion Allied Post #369, East Chicago,
who will Post Colors at 7 p.m. Monday. Prayer service will be held Monday at 4
Walter S. Kozol
Walter S. Kozol, 77, of Griffith, passed away on Friday,
November 5, 1999. Survived by wife, Stella, of 53 years; one son, Ken (Sandy)
Kozol of Iowa; three daughters, Christine (Bob) Popiela of St. John, Elaine
(David) Wojcinski of Highland and Rosanne (George) Kouris of Lowell; 14
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren;
one sister, Lillian Zatlokowicz of East Chicago; two brothers, Edward (Helen)
Kozol of Hammond and Joseph (Roseann) Kozy of Hammond. Preceded in death by two
brothers, Frank and Stanley.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at 11 a.m.
from the Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel and a Mass of Christian Burial will be
offered at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary Church, Griffith, with Rev. Theodore Mens
officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Schererville, IN. Friends may meet
with the family on Monday
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,
Mr. Kozol was a member of St. Mary Church of Griffith and the Holy Name
Society; retired from Amoco and Electronic T.V. of Hammond;
a veteran of the U.S. Army during WWII; member of American Legion Allied Post
#369 of East Chicago, who will hold a Memorial Service on Monday. Member of
Griffith VFW Post #9982 and the Lake County Amateur Radio Club. Prayer service
will be held Monday at
Edward J. Matusik
Edward J. Matusik, 78, of Valparaiso, IN, formerly of Highland, IN, passed
away on Saturday, November 6, 1999. Survived by four children: Lynda (late
Michael) Schneider of Highland, Michael (Jeannine)
Matusik of Frankfort, IL, Judith (William) Wilusz of Valparaiso and Kathleen
(late Chad) Kostel of Chesterton; Grandchildren: Krysten (Bruce) White of
Highland, Michael (Tara) Schneider of Highland, Stephanie, Ryan and Jeff
Matusik of Frankfort, IL, Andrew
and Nathan Wilusz of Valparaiso; one sister, Irene (Joseph) Pressnell of
Highland. Preceded in death by his wife, Doris Matusik, brothers, Fred and
Michael Matusik and sons-in-law, Michael Schneider and Chad Kostel.
Funeral services will be held at 12:30
p.m. Tuesday, November 9, 1999, directly at St. James Church, 9640 Kennedy
Ave., Highland, IN, with Rev. Francis Lazar officiating. Cremation to follow.
Friends are invited to meet with the family on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the
Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039
Kleinman Road (two blocks south of Ridge Road), Highland, Indiana.
Mr. Matusik was a member of St. James Church of Highland; Retired from Inland
Steel with 33 years of servie; Veteran of U.S. Navy during WWII; Member of
American Legion Post #180 of Highland
who will Post Colors at 7 p.m. Monday. Prayer service will be held at 4:30 p.m.
Monday. Memorials may be given to VNA Hospice of Porter County
Coral L. McAfee
Coral L. McAfee, 90, of Hobart, passed away Thursday, November 4, 1999 at
lifetime resident of Lake and Porter Counties, Mrs. McAfee and her husband
Warren owned Hillcrest Farm & Dairy, and developed Hillcrest Subdivision. She
was a member of Phi Beta Psi Sorority (Theta Rho Associate Chapter), Central
Baptist Church and SMMC Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her husband Warren and her son, Glenn. She is
survived by her son, David (Bonnie) McAfee of Hobart, one daughter-in-law, Ruth
McAfee of Hobart, one brother, Ralph (Donella) Horner of South Bend, six
grandchildren, William, David,
Andrew and Sarah McAfee, Erin McAfee Balog and Michael Yoder.
Funeral services are Monday, November 8, 1999 at 10 a.m. at Rees Funeral Home
600 West Old Ridge Road, Hobart, with Rev. Larry K. Whitehead officiating.
Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery,
Valparaiso. Friends may call on Sunday, November 7th, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9
p.m. at Rees Funeral Home in Hobart. There will be a St. Mary Medical Center
Auxiliary Service on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. and Phi Beta Psi Associate Chapter
service on Sunday at 4:30
p.m. Memorial gifts may be made to Harbor Light Hospice.
Ollie Novorita, 88, of Highland, Indiana, passed away Friday, November 5,
1999. He is survived by his wife, Florence; two daughters, Joan (Thomas) Lynch
IN and Marjorie (Larry) Sommers of Mishawaka, IN; two sons, Robert (Carol)
Novorita of Merrillville, IN and Jerry (Jackie) Novorita of Dyer, IN; 20
grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren; one
sister, Lillian (Charles) Bemisderfer
of Beloit, Wisconsin; and numerous other relatives.
Funeral services Monday, November 8, 1999 at 11 a.m. from the Anthony &
Dziadowicz Funeral Home, 9445 Calumet Ave. (at 45th St.), Munster, IN, 11:30
a.m. Mass at St. James Church, Highland. Burial at Holy
Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, Illinois. Visitation Sunday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Wake Service Sunday at 3:15 p.m.
Mr. Novorita was a retired employee of American Can Company; a member of AARP
and St. James Holy Name Society. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to your favorite charity.
Rose Papa, 90, formerly of Hammond, passed away on Thursday, November 4,
1999 at Miller's Merry Manor in Portage, Indiana. She is survived by two
daughters, Josephine (late Hugh)
Markward of Hammond and Anna Mae (Leon) Gamblin of Salisbury, MO; two sons,
Jack (Roxie) Papa of Valparaiso and Sam (Pat) Papa of Lansing, IL;
daughter-in-law, Joanna Papa of St. Michael, MN. Also survived by seven
sisters-in-law, 21 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren,
12 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Rose was preceded in
death by her husband, Sam, Sr. (1978), daughter Rose Marie (1983) and son,
Visitation Sunday, November 7th, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Burns-Kish
5840 Hohman Ave., Hammond, IN. Services Monday, November 8, 1999 at 10 a.m. at
the funeral home and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Tony Valtierra
at All Saints Church at 10:30 a.m. Interment at St. John Cemetery, Hammond.
Rose was a member of
All Saints Parish for 60 years and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society.
Nancy Carol Peterson
Georgia / Hammond, IN
Nancy Carol Peterson, 75, of Tucker, GA., died Tuesday evening, November 2,
1999. Private services and burial will be held. Mrs.
Peterson, a native of Hammond, Indiana, was a home maker. Survived by her
husband, Raymond E. "Bud" Peterson; daughters, Patti Thornton of Atlanta, GA
and Carol Peterson of Tucker, GA; grandchildren, Jamie Thornton and Allen
The family requests
contributions be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society or the
American Heart Association. Arrangements by the Bill Head Funeral Homes,
Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, Tucker, GA. 770-564-2726.
Guadalupe G. Razo
Guadalupe G. Razo, 60, of
Highland, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, November 4, 1999. Survived by his
wife, Mary Lou; two sons, Edward Razo of Schaumburg, IL and Albert (Sherry)
Razo of Chesterton; one daughter, Veornica Chambers of Hobart; four
grandchildren: Heather, David, Ryan
and Alexandria; five sisters, Katalina Ramirez of Mexico, Maxima Escoto of
Chicago, Augustina Perez of Chicago, Esperanza Rosas of St. Louis, MO and Maria
Esquivia of California.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 8, 1999 at 9:30 a.m. at the
Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10
a.m. at St. James Church, Highland, with Rev. Francis Lazar officiating. Burial
at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Friends are invited to meet with the