Obituaries

1994-10-12T00:00:00Z Obituaries nwitimes.com
October 12, 1994 12:00 am

Lauretta Jane

"Laurie" Allen

(nee Green)

Lauretta Jane "Laurie" Allen (nee Green), 42, of Valparaiso, passed

away Tuesday, October 11, 1994. Survived by husband, William; two daughters,

Heather and Christian; brother, George (Judy) Dewar of Griffith; sister,

Margaret (Lyndel) Cox of Texas; mother and father-in-law, William and Verna

Allen of Hammond; brother and sister-in-law, William and Sharon Orenick of

Westville; aunts, Mabel Karbach of Valparaiso, Grace Morrison of Illinois,

also, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. Preceded in death

by mother, Frances Green and father, Alvin Green.

Laurie was a member of the First Methodist Church of Valparaiso and past

member of the Indiana Harbor Methodist Church. She was past president of

Indiana Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary (Hammond F.O.P. #51), past officer

of Jobs Daughters, Bethel #69; past leader of Girl Scout Troop #76, Calumet

Corner's of Hammond, past member of Sweet Adeline's; graduate of Prairie State

University; member of the Indiana Dental Hygienist Association and was employed

by Dr. Polizotto of Valparaiso.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 14, 1994 at 10 a.m. with

visitation being held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Moeller Funeral Home,

104 Roosevelt Road, Valparaiso, Indiana. Interment will be in Memory Lane

Cemetery, Rt 30, Schererville, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, donations may be

made to the Contemporary Choir, First Methodist Church of Valparaiso.

William J. Bernal

William J. Bernal, 77, of Hammond, entered into his eternal home

Tuesday, October 11, 1994 at The Community Hospital, Munster. He is survived by

his loving wife, Anna; son, Jerry Bernal of Tiburon, CA.; daughter Kathleen

(Jeffery) Slynowick of Chesterfield, MO.; brother, Emil Bernal of Merrillville,

IN. and two grandchildren, Gregory and Pamala Slynowick, at home.

Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

The C.J. Huber Funeral Home, 722-165th St., Hammond, in charge of

arrangements. Mr. Bernal was a member of the American Legion Post #369.

Married to his loving wife, Anna for 50 years. He retired from ARCO with over

31 years of service. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.

Dorothy J. Blythe

Dorothy J. Blythe, 74, of Gary, passed away Monday, October 10, 1994.

She is survived by daughter, Judith (Rex) Tucker of Douglasville, Georgia; son,

Ronald (LeAnna) Blythe of Gary; five grandchildren and five great

grandchildlren; two sisters, Betty (Norman) Knight of Drakesboro, Kentucky and

Barbara (Gene) Porter of Greenville, Kentucky Preceded in death by husband, Lee

and daughter, Melody Lynn.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 13, 1994 at 10 a.m.

from the Bocken Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Richards officiating. Burial at

Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Friends are invited to call at the

Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Ave., Hessville on Wednesday from 2 to 5 and

7 to 9 p.m.

Mrs. Blythe was a resident of the Calumet area for 50 years; member of the

Black Oak Baptist Church; retired from the School City of Hammond as a

custodian and was a former waitress at the Sip and Bite Restaurant.

Charlotte M. Boss

Charlotte M. Boss, 85, of Lansing, passed away Monday, October 10, 1994.

She is survived by her two sons, Roger (Sheri) Boss of Carrollton, Illinois and

Wayne (Trudy) Boss of DeMotte, Indiana; daughter, Sharon (Tom) Barnhart of

Lansing; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one brother, Lorraine

Bieniewicz of Calumet City, Illinois and one sister, Jennie Phillips of

Winamac, Indiana.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 13, 1994 at 11 a.m.

from the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing. Burial will be

in Brevard Memorial Park, in Florida. Friends may call at the Schroeder-Lauer

Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 5 to 9 p.m.

Mrs. Boss was a member of the Lansing Senior Citizens Club. In lieu of

flowers, contributions to the American Diabetes Association would be

appreciated.

Vergie Buick

(nee Sovonick)

Vergie Buick (nee Sovonick), late of the East Side, passed away Monday,

October 10, 1994. Beloved wife of the late John Buick; loving mother of Daniel

(Sharon), Robert (Mary) and Roger; dear grandmother of Roxanne (Alex)

Maksimovic and Michael Buick; dear sister of the late Louis (Anne) Sovonick,

late Mary, late Helen, Elizabeth Sovonick, late Bill, Frank (Pat) Sovonick;

many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services Thursday, October 13, 1994, 9 a.m. at the Kompare

Funeral Home, 9858 So. Commercial Ave., Chicago, to St. Kevin's Church, Mass of

Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. Interment at Holy Cross. Visitation Wednesday 2

to 9 p.m. 312-768-8800.

Doloris G. Butiste

"Dee"

Doloris G. Butiste "Dee", 64, of Highland, passed away Sunday, October

9, 1994. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Maxine (late Frank) Butiste of

South Bend; four nephews, three nieces, several great nieces and nephews; two

first cousins, Leo Butiste of Maine and Gracie Hepburn of New York; friend, Joy

Hartke and other close friends.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 13, 1994 at 9:30 a.m.

at the Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel and a Mass of Christian burial will be

offered at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church with Rev. Edward Moszur

officiating. Burial at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Friends may meet

with the family Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039

Kleinman Rd (2 blks south of Ridge Road), Highland. Prayer service Wednesday at

6:30 p.m.

Miss Butiste was a member of Our Lady of Grace Church of Highland; retired

from St. Catherine Hospital after 22 years of service, Director of Social

Services; active with the Lake Area United Way; past president of Planning and

Allocations; active in the Cancer Support Group at St. Margaret Hospital;

American Red Cross volunteer and a active member in the Indiana State Hospital

Social Work Directors. She was a graduate of Loyola University with a Masters

Degree in Social Work. In lieu of flowers, please take someone to lunch and

tell them you care.

James R. Campbell

James R. Campbell, 57, a Hobart resident for many years, passed away

Tuesday, October 11, 1994. Jim was a graduate of Hobart High School, class of

1955 and was an employee of U.S. Steel, Sheet & Tin Mill Division. Preceded in

death by his father, Oscar T. Campbell. Survived by his mother, Mildred

Campbell (James) O'Malley of Sarasota, Florida; three sons, James Campbell of

Washington D.C., Jeffery (Kathy) Campbell of Schererville and Ryan Campbell of

Merrillville; one daughter, Laura (Joseph) Estes of Arkansas; two brothers,

Leroy (Helen) Campbell of San Pierre, Indiana and Tom Campbell of Indianapolis;

two sisters, Sharon (Mick) Zimney of Michigan City, Indiana and Kim Galler of

Hobart; fiancee, Beverly J. Dukich of Hobart; also, several grandchildren and

nieces and nephews.

Funeral services Friday, October 14, 1994, 9:30 a.m. from the Burns

Funeral Home (Hobart), corner of Rt 51 & 7th Street, to St. Bridget Church in

Hobart for a Funeral Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. with Rev. David G.

Nowak officiating. Interment at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville.

Friends may call at the Burns Funeral Home (Hobart) on Thursday 2 to 8 p.m.

Prayer service Thursday at 7 p.m.

Aurelia C. "Rae"

Franciskovich

Aurelia C. Franciskovich "Rae", 50, of Munster, IN. passed away Monday,

October 10, 1994. She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Martin; one son,

Steven Franciskovich of Munster, IN.; two daughters, Stacy (Neil) Burris of

Griffith, IN. and Karla Franciskovich of Munster, IN.; her mother, Sylvia (late

Samuel) Butera; five sisters, Catherine Butera, Carol (James) Dawson, Barbara

Butera, LisaThomas and Melanie (Jon) Curtis; also, numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 14, 1994 at 10:30 a.m. from

the Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster, IN. with a 11 a.m.

Mass at St. Thomas More Church, Munster, with Msgr. Carl Mengeling officiating.

Visitation will be Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

with a prayer service at 8 p.m.

Mrs. Franciskovich was employed at L.A.R.C. in Lansing IL. and was a

member of St. Thomas More Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to L.A.R.C., in

her memory, would be appreciated.

Otto Franckevicius

Otto Franckevicius, 85, of Hammond, passed away Monday, October 10,

1994. He is survived by four daughters, Erika (Kestutis) Sidabras of Munster,

Renata (John) Peisker of Hammond, Herta (Daniel) Crick of Brook, Indiana and

Teresa (James) VanOver of Hammond; one son, Otto (Janet) Franckevicius of

Munster; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Preceded in death by

wife, Jadvyga in May of 1994.

Funeral services Thursday, October 13, 1994, 11 :30 a.m. at the Anthony &

Dziadowicz Funeral Home, 4404 Cameron Ave., Hammond (two blocks east of Hohman,

one blk north of Gostlin), 12 Noon Mass at St. Casimir Church with Rev.

Vladimir Janeczek officiating. Burial at Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond. Visitation

Thursday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Mr. Franckevicius was a Hammond resident for the past 45 years.

William D. Gass

William D. Gass, 64, of Lake Station, formerly of Gary and Valparaiso,

passed away in Porter Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, October 11, 1994. He is

retired from Millwright Local #1043 after 29 years of service; veteran of the

Korean Conflict, U.S. Navy; member of American Legion Lake Station Post #100;

member of Gary Lodge 677 F&AM and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of

South Bend; member of St. Joseph Valley Low Club. Preceded in death by his

parents, Ada Sue Robertson and David E. Gass. Survived by his wife of 25 years,

Carolyn M. (nee Sutton) Gass of Lake Station, one son, Mitchell R. Gass of

Portage; one daughter, Rhonda M. Gass of Lake Station; three grandchildren,

Damien, Matthew and Kristen; brother-in-law, Ronald (Pat) Sutton of Cedar Lake;

also, many loving friends.

Funeral services Thursday, October 13, 1994, 11 a.m. at the Burns Funeral

Home (Hobart), corner of Rt 51 & 7th St., Rev. Gerald T. Walworth officiating.

Interment at McCool Cemetery, Portage. Friends may call at Burns Funeral Home,

Hobart on Wednesday 2 to 8 p.m. American Legion Post #100 will conduct services

Wednesday at 7 p.m. Gary Lodge #677 will conduct service Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Howard J. Goede Sr.

Howard J. Goede, Sr., 59, late of Calumet City passed away Tuesday,

October 11, 1994, at St. Margaret Mercy Hospital, Hammond. Survived by his

wife, Beverly A. Goede; two children, Howard (Tammey) Goede, Jr. and Pamela

(Theodore) Karagias; five grandchildren, Theodore E. and Kevin Karagias,

Joseph, Michael and Amanda Goede; three brothers, Garth (Lavern), Richard

(Jean) and Edwin (Patricia) Goede; five sisters, Kathryn (Al) Faulkner, Ethel

(late Bill) Ritter, Ruth (Ed) Clack, Jane (late Lester) Lockard and Margaret

(Donald) Chismar; 29 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his

parents, Edwin and Ethel Goede and two brothers, Robert and Donald (late Betty)

Goede.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 13, 1994, 9 a.m. prayers

from the Hennessy-Nowak Funeral Home, 400 Pulaski Road (154th St.), Calumet

City, to St. Victor Church, Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Visitation Wednesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Goede was the owner and secretary of Professional Chemicals Services,

Inc. in Calumet City, and a retired 21 year employee of DuBois Chemical. In

lieu of flowers, contributions to the Calumet City Paramedic Fund would be

appreciated.

Robert M. Humbert "Rob-O"

Robert M. Humbert "Rob-O", 38, of Griffith, passed away Sunday, October

9, 1994. He is survived by his mother, Elaine; one brother, Richard P. Humbert

of Maryland; one sister, Rhonda (Jack) Springer of Ohio; two nephews, Jeffrey

and Joseph; and friends, Lou, Shannon and Kelly Novalich.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 12, 1994 at 10:30 a.m.

from the Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Michael Pennanen officiating. Burial

at Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Schererville. Friends may meet with the family Tuesday

2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Rd (2 blks

south of Ridge Rd), Highland.

Mr. Humbert was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ

of Highland and was employed with Crafters Corporation of Calumet Park,

Illinois. Memorials may be given to the church or to the Glenwood School for

Boys

Chester Ira

Chester Ira, 66, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 1994. He

is survived by his wife, Jean; one son, Thomas Ira with the U.S. Air Force in

New Mexico; one daughter, Lucille (Edward) Hodge of Highland; four grandsons,

Matthew, Joel, Thomas and Christopher.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 14, 1994, at 9:30 a.m. at

the Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel and a Mass of Christian burial will be offered

at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church with Rev. Edward Moszur officiating.

Burial will be in Catholic Cemeteries, Hammond. Friends may meet wih the family

Thursday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman

Rd (2 blks south of Ridge Road), Highland.

Mr. Ira was a member of Our Lady of Grace Church of Highland and was

retired from Aetna Bearing Company with 32 years of service. Prayer service

will be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

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Albert J. Kikkert

Albert J. Kikkert, 72, of Chicago Heights, Illinois, passed away Tuesday,

October 11, 1994. He is survived by his wife, Lois; two sons, Captain Chaplain

Tim (Mary) Kikkert of Fort Hood, Texas and Ken Kikkert of Munster; daughter,

Karyl (George) Shiroma of Valley Springs, CA.; seven grandchildren, Michael,

Jeffery, Jon, Jessie and Jillian Kikkert, Amy Kipp and Kristal Shiroma; four

sisters, Beatrice (John) Dykstra, Jeanne (Melvin) Hoekstra, Mildred (Donald)

Ruiter and Shirley (Gilbert) Lyzenga. Funeral services will be held Friday,

October 14, 1994 at 11 a.m. from the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge

Road, Lansing. Burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Lansing. Friends may call at the

funeral home Thursday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the

Lansing Christian School.

Mr. Kikkert was a Navy veteran of World War II; a former Elder of Bethel

Christian Reformed Church in Lansing and owner of Al Kikkert Painting &

Decorating.

Anne E. Moser

(nee Botsko)

Anne E. Moser (nee Botsko), 86, of Hammond, passed away Monday, October

10, 1994. She is survived by three sisters, Mary Takacs, Susan Michalak and

Irene Botsko, all of Hammond; one brother, Dr. John J. (Sophie) Botsko of

Chicago, IL; sister-in-law, Ann Botsko of Hammond; three grandchildren, Carol

Walsh and David Sip of Minnesota and Daniel Sipkowsky of Munster;

daughter-in-law, Patricia (Sipkowsky) (Charles) Bulla of Munster; two stepsons,

Kenneth (Ellen) Moser of Florida and Richard (Juanita) Moser of Arizona; one

step-daughter, Beverly Wagner of California; several step-grandchildren and

many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband, Andrew Moser,

son, John Sipkowsky and brother, Steve Botsko.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 13, 1994, at 9:30 a.m.

from the Solan Funeral Home, 7109 Calumet Ave., Hammond to St. Mary Church for

10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial with Rev. Louis Wozniak, officiating. Burial

at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Visitation Wednesday at the

Solan Funeral Home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Rosary at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Mrs. Moser was a member of St. Mary Church, Rosary Society, Sewing Guild

and was a lifelong Hammond resident.

Joyce Mae Schulte

Joyce Mae Schulte, 47, of Dyer, passed away Monday, October 10, 1994. She

is survived by husband, Bill; one daughter, Gwen (David) Waldman of Aurora,

Colorado; one son, Craig of Bloomington, Indiana; father, Joseph Binkis of

Odell, Illinois; one sister, Jo Ann (Chuck) Trein of Bollinbrook, Illinois; one

brother, Ray Binkis of Odell, Illinois; parents-in-law, Henrietta and Frank

Schulte of Dyer; four sisters-in-law, Emily (Ron) Reichelt of Dyer, Annette

(Bob) Kelsey of Dyer, Roberta (Ken) Mentzel of Valparaiso and Mary Kay (Jim)

Solon of Ft. Wayne Indiana; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 13, 1994, 11 a.m. at

Fagen-Miller Funeral Gardens, 1920 Hart, St., Dyer with 11:30 a.m. funeral Mass

at St. Joseph Church, Dyer, Rev. Mark Pavlina officiating. Burial at St. Joseph

Cemetery, Dyer, Indiana. Visitation Wednesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer

service Wednesday at 8 p.m. Donations to St. Joseph Carmelite Home for Girls

would be appreciated.

Margret H. Speichert

Margret H. Speichert, of Kimberlin City, Missouri, daughter of Otto and

Irma Mieth, was born December 24, 1912 in Cincinnati, Ohio and departed this

life on October 9, 1994 at her residence at the age of 81 years, 5 months and

15 days.

Margret, a self employed beautician, had been a resident of the Kimberling

City area for the past 18 years coming from Schererville, Indiana.

Survivors include husband, Fred Speichert; one son, Thomas Speichert of

Flower Mound, TX.; one daughter, Nancy Lee Bucklin of Downers Grove, IL.; one

sister, Marie Reidinger of Cincinnati, OH.; six grandchildren, one great

grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Memorial contributions

can be sent to the V.F.W. National Home.

Final disposition will be cremation under the direction of Stumpff Funeral

Home-South, Kimberling City, Missouri. 412-739-4329.

Peter Szerniewicz

Peter Szerniewicz, 70, of Munster, Indiana, passed away Saturday,

October 8, 1994. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn; one daughter Christine

(Philip) Bachurek of Hammond; two grandchildren, Philip Jr. and Jennifer; one

step-daughter, Helena (Stanislaw) Lejczak of Poland; one step-grandson, Irek.

Funeral services Friday, October 14, 1994, 9:30 a.m. at the Anthony &

Dziadowicz Funeral Home, 9445 Calumet Ave. (at 45th St.), Munster, with Rev.

Thomas Balys officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville.

Visitation Thursday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m Prayer service Thursday at 8 p.m.

Mr. Szerniewicz was a retired employee of U.S. Gypsum Company, East

Chicago, Indiana, with 34 years of service and a member of Club Serena.

Mary A. Porter

Mary A. Porter, 81, of Portage, born in Scioto Furnace, Ohio, passed

away in St. Mary Medical Center on Tuesday, October 11, 1994. Survived by

husband, Paul J. Porter of Portage; one son, Robert L. (Leola) Porter of Napa,

CA.; one daughter, Patricia A. (Donald) McCurdy of Westville, Indiana; six

grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services Friday, October 14, 1994, at 12 Noon in the Burns Funeral

Home (Hobart), corner of Rt 51 & 7th Street, with Rev. Sally Newhall

officiating. Interment at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Friends may call

at the Burns Funeral Home (Hobart) on Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m.

Mary was a former employee of Tip Top and Tittle's Grocery Stores (meat

departments).

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