Obituaries

1999-11-07T00:00:00Z Obituaries nwitimes.com
November 07, 1999 12:00 am

Kathryn B. Andrews

(nee Banker)

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

grand-nieces and

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

friends.

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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

ones.

Funeral services

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

Gardens, Schererville,

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

responsibilities accumulating

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,

IN.

Hattie Marie Becker

Lansing, IL

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

Michigan/Schererville, IN

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

Association.

Elinor

A. Breen

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

William Snedden.

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

Steger, IL

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.

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Francis August Conde

Crown Point

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.

Graveside services

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

Lowell

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

Hammond

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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

Valparaiso

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

great-grandchildren; brothers,

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.

Gary

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

Hammond

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

Martha Robbins.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the

Virgil Huber

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

(nee Alexander)

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

her three

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.

Gertrude

Hoekstra

(nee Swets)

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,

DeYoung-Vroegh Funeral

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.

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Rudolph J. Komacsar

Highland

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,

Indiana.

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

p.m.

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Walter S. Kozol

Griffith

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,

Indiana.

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

3 p.m.

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Edward J. Matusik

Valparaiso/Highland, IN

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

Hobart

Coral L. McAfee, 90, of Hobart, passed away Thursday, November 4, 1999 at

home. A

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

Highland

Ollie Novorita, 88, of Highland, Indiana, passed away Friday, November 5,

1999. He is survived by his wife, Florence; two daughters, Joan (Thomas) Lynch

of Valparaiso,

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

Hammond

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,

Joseph (1998).

Visitation Sunday, November 7th, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Burns-Kish

Funeral Home,

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

Thornton.

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

Highland

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

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