Obituaries

1997-09-30T00:00:00Z Obituaries nwitimes.com
September 30, 1997 12:00 am

Virginia R. Bauser

Griffith

Virginia R. Bauser,73, of Griffith passed away on Sunday, September 28,

1997. Survived by four sons, Vernel Bauser and Robert Bauser, both of Griffith,

Glen (Kathy) Bauser of Gary and Ronnie (Lassie) Bauser of Murphy, N.C.; two

daughters, Judy (Jimmy) Nelson of Cartersville, GA. and Kathy (Terry) Nichels

of Griffith, IN; 12 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; sister, Betty

(Grover) Umphryes of San Pierre, IN; two brothers, Vernel (Joan) Laviolette and

Bill (Pat) Laviolette, both of Griffith, IN.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 30, 1997, 1 p.m. from

Fagen- Miller Funeral Home, 242 North Griffith Blvd., Griffith, IN., with Rev.

Theodore Mens officiating. Burial at Ross Cemetery, Merrillville, IN.

Visitation on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until time of service.

Thomas L. Biernacki

Highland

Thomas L. Biernacki, 38, of Highland, IN. passed away on Saturday,

September 27, 1997. Survived by loving wife, Karen; children: David, Lisa and

Lauren; mother, Ernestine Finson; one brother, Joey (Amelia) Biernacki; one

sister, Denise (Billy) Flatt; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and

cousins.

Visitation will be on Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm. at the Burns-Kish

Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster, IN. Funeral services Wednesday,

October 1, 1997, 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home with 10 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of

Grace Church in Highland, with Father Edward Kennedy officiating. Interment at

Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond,

Thomas worked at Inland Steel for 11 years and currently employed at U.S.

Steel. He was a self employed carpenter.

Paca S. Budzevski

Crown Point

Paca S. Budzevski, 77, of Crown Point, and lifelong area resident,

passed away on Sunday, September 28, 1997. Preceded in death by loving husband,

Stojan Budzevski (October 11, 1993), parents, Sotir and Stefanka Tonevich and

brothers, Boris and Jim Tonevich. Paca was a member of SS. Peter & Paul

Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral. She is survived by loving son, Trajan "Tony"

(Angie) Budzevski of Crown Point; three loving daughters, Mica (Mile) Metlov of

Crown Point, Jovanka (Joanne) Budzevska of Crown Point and Nada Budzevska of

Crown Point; five loving grandchildren: Annette (Zoran) Srbinovski of Chicago,

Peter (Gina) Metlov of Crown Point, Michael (Sanja) Budzevski of Crown Point,

Jason Budzevski of Crown Point and Stephanie Budzevski of Crown Point; four

loving great grandchildren: Alexandria, Samantha and Paulina Srbinovski of

Chicago, IL. and Michael A. Metlov of Crown Point; two loving sisters-in-law,

Draga and Esther Tonevich; many loving nieces, nephews and other relatives in

Australia and Macedonia.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 2, 1997 at 10 A.M. from

SS. Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral in Crown Point, with Rev. Tome

Stamatov officiating. Burial at Calumet Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held

on Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2 to 9 p.m. at the

Stilinovich & Wiatrolik Funeral Home, 7535 Taft Street (Hwy 55), Merrillville,

IN. A Pomen service will be offered at 7 P.M. Wednesday evening. Paca was a

Mother and Grandmother to everyone she came into contact with. She will be

greatly missed.

Albert Channell, Jr.

Tucson, Arizona

Albert Channell, Jr., 81, of Tucson, AZ., passed away September 3, 1997

at home. He was born Dec. 21, 1915 in Sparrow Point, Maryland, and wed to Mary

Bailey in 1937. December would have been their 60th Wedding Anniversary. He was

employed as a Project Manager for Riggs Sargent. He withheld his joint venture

at Bethlehem Steel Burns Harbor until his retirement in 1981. He was a member

of the Masonic Lodge in Dundalk, Maryland since 1957 and achieved the highest

honor, the 32nd Degree in the Shriners of Southbend, Indiana. After moving to

Tucson he pursued his interest by becoming an active member of the Sheriffs

Reserve of Pima, County and model railroading. Most who knew him knew him for

his love for trains. There in Tucson, on his acre lot, he constructed a town so

his trains could run as if they were actually serving their intent purpose. He

is survived by his wife, Mary Bailey Channell and their six children: Albert

Channell III, Paula Broda, Stephen Channell, Barbara Stewart, Phyllis Stanley

and Michelle Hensel. Jeanne Goodman, Albert's sister, still resides in Tucson,

AZ. In addition he had 17 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. In his

memory, donations can be made to Hospice or the Diabetes Association, per

request of the Channell Family.

Flossie M. Copeland

Hammond

Flossie M. Copeland, 89, of Hammond, IN., passed away Friday, September

26, 1997 at the Dyer Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Survived by daughter, Iva

Jewell (Paul) Wagner of Port Richey, FL; granddaughter, Susan Coolen of

Hammond; three sisters, Nola Carte and Lois Carte, both of Prairie Grove,

Arkansas and Olivie Cole of Oklahoma; brothers, Conrad Hodges of California,

G.W. Hodges and Ferral Hodges of Prairie Grove, Arkansas.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 1, 1997, 10 a.m. at the

South Side Christian Church in Munster, Indiana, with James Spradlin, Minister

officiating. Services will conclude at the church with private burial to follow

at Elmwood Cemetery in Hammond. Friends are invited to call at the Bocken

Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Ave., Hessville, on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9

p.m.

Mrs. Copeland had been a resident of the Calumet area for 44 years;

retired from the former Maide Rite Restaurant as a cook, and was a member of

the South Side Christian Church of Munster.

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Chester Derezinski

Calumet City, IL.

Chester Derezinski, 71, late of Caluemt City, IL., passed away Saturday,

September 27, 1997. He is survived by his beloved wife, Angela Jachim (nee

Tekeila); a daughter, Patricia (late Norbert) Jaroszewski; three grandchildren,

Gail (Steve) Jensen, Lori (John) Carlson and James (Linda) Jaroszewski; four

great grandchildren, Nickolas, Erick and Dana Jensen and Jonathan Carlson;

sister, Evelyn Derezinski R.S.M., brother, Danile Derezinski; three

sisters-in-law, Lillian (late Florian) Lewandowski, Jean (late George) Sichta

and Adeline (Andrew) Papai; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 1, 1997, 9:30 a.m. prayers

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

IL., to St. Andrew the Apostle Church, Mass 10 a.m. Interment, Holy Cross.

Visitation Monday 4 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Derezinski was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran; member of B.A.C. Drum & Bugle

Corps of South Chicago; South Chicago Post #493 A.L. and U.P.A. Hammond Chapter.

William Froberg, Jr.

Hammond

William Froberg, Jr., 68, of Hammond, passed away on Sunday, September

28, 1997 at his residence. Survived by one daughter, Donna (Andrew) Skura of

Merrillville; one son, Mike Froberg of Meridian, Miss.; two step-daughters,

Loretta (William) Myers of Jasper, TN and Lillie (William) Creed of Alabama;

five grandchildren and one great granddaughter; two sisters, Ruth Froberg of

Escanaba, MI and Marlene (Wayne) Lippold of Rapid River, MI; five brothers,

John (Patricia), Richard (Dorothy), James (Lora), Robert (Nancy) and Dennis

(Marcella) Froberg, all of Rapid River MI. Preceded in death by wife Alice and

sister, Alice Rousseau.

Funeral services Thursday, October 2, 1997 at 7 P.M. at the Skradsky

Funeral Home, 706 Wisconsin Ave., Gladstone, Michigan, with Rev. Stephen

Gaugher officiating. Burial at Rapid River Cemetery. Visitation on Thursday

from 4 to 7 p.m.

(906)-428-3220.

Mr. Froberg was a retired employee of I.M.S. at U.S. Steel Gary Works; Army

veteran of Korea. Local arrangements by Anthony & Dziadowicz Funeral Home of

Hammond, Indiana.

Claylue "Kate" M. Galbreath

Dyer

Claylue "Kate" M. Galbreath, 96, of Dyer, IN., passed away on Saturday,

September 27, 1997. Survived by sister-in-law, Marie Galbreath; special niece,

Jane Johnson of Carmel, CA. and other nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by

sister, Olga Larson and two brothers Robert and Paul.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 1, 1997, 10 a.m. from

Fagen-Miller Funeral Home ,1920 Hart St., Dyer, IN. with Pastor Fred Bishop

officiating. Burial at Homewood Memorial Gardens, Homewood, IL. Visitation

Tuesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Miss Galbreath was co-owner of Fitch Brothers Garage in Dyer; and a member

of the First United Presbyterian Church of Dyer.

Helen Gladdis

Merrillville

Helen Gladdis, 90, of Merrillville, passed away on Sunday, September 28,

1997. Survived by four sisters, Elizabeth Gladdis and Dalene Gladdis, both of

Merrillville, Christine Sliwinski of Shipshewanna, IN. and Julia Sliz of

Nappanee, IN; five brothers: Joseph (Katherine) Gladdis of Burbank, IL.,

Michael Gladdis and William Gladdis, both of Merrillville, Emil Gladdis of Lake

Station and John (Evelyn) Gladdis of Portage; many nieces and nephews.

Miss Gladdis was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Church. She was a retired

accountant from First Federal Savings and Loan, 5th & Broadway, Gary, for 30

years. She was a former member of St. Mark's Church where she sang in the choir.

Friends may call at Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service, 6360 Broadway,

Merrillville, IN. on Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 5 p.m. with a prayer

service at 4 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 2, 1997 at 9

A.M. from the Pruzin Brothers Chapel and 9:30 A.M. at SS. Peter and Paul Church

with Rev. Dennis Teles officiating. Burial at Calumet Park Cemetery.

Marcelino Gonzalez, Jr.

"J.R."

East Chicago

Marcelino Gonzalez, Jr.,"J.R., 39, of East Chicago, passed away Monday,

September 29, 1997 at St. Catherine Hospital. Survived by parents, Bienvienida

and Marcelino Gonzalez Sr.; three brothers, Francisco (Luz) Gonzalez, Robert M.

(Miriam) Gonzalez and Jose A. (Alicia) Gonzalez; four sisters, Ana C. Culver,

Aida I. (Jimmy) Perez, Luz Enieda Villavicencio and Nereida (Ruben) Martinez;

dear friend, Armando Sanchez; also, many cousins, uncles, aunts, nieces and

nephews.

Funeral sevices will be held Thursday, October 2, 1997 (time pending)

directly at Iglesia Del Pueblo Christian Church, 6936 Grand Ave., Hammond, with

Pastor Juan A. Rodriguez officiating. At rest, Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary.

Friends may visit with the family Wednesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the

Oleska-Pastrick Funeral Home, 3934 Elm St., East Chicago, IN.

"J.R." was a former employee of the School City of East Chicago; former

employee of Tri State Coach Lines Company and member of Teamsters Union Local

142.

Robert E. "Red" Goodwin

Hobart

Robert E. Goodwin "Red", 67, of Hobart, IN. passed away Monday, September

29, 1997. Mr. Goodwin had been a lifelong Hobart resident and retired from the

Sears Service Department in 1992 with 42 years of service. Member of the Marine

Corps League Howlin Mad Detachment; life member of VFW Post 5365 and member of

American Legion Post 54. Survived by wife, O. Fern; two daughters, Karen (Cory)

Smith and Kathy (Phil) Fugate, all of Hobart; eight grandchildren, Aaron,

Kristen, Michael and Katie Smith, Peggy (Mike) Samuels, John, Robby and Amanda

Fugate; two great grandchildren; Alexia Smith and Kayla Samuels; two sisters,

Harriet (Melvin) Fletcher and Ginny (Jim) Morris; one brother, Jim; three

nephews, who were like his brothers, Harold (Betty) Goodwin Jr. of Granger,

IN., Robert D. (Joanne) Goodwin of Albuquerque, N.M. and Chuck (Linda) Goodwin

of Kouts, IN; sister-in-law, Betty Carns of Lake Station; six brothers-in-law,

Eugene (Betty) Wineinger of Lake Station, Paul (Clara) Wineinger of Hobart, and

Clarence (Helen) Wineinger of California, Floyd (Esther) Wineinger of Georgia,

Lee (Clarice) Wineinger of Hobart and Marvin (Margaret) Wineinger of Florida;

special friends, Ben Watts and Jesse Simmons. Preceded in death by parents,

Emma and Harry Goodwin, brothers, Harold (Dorothy) Goodwin, Sr. and Bill

Goodwin, and niece, who was like a sister, Marilyn (Goodwin) Luenberg.

The Marine Corps League Howlin Mad Detachment and VFW Post 5365 will

conduct services Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services Thursday, October 2,

1997 at 12:30 p.m. from Rees Funeral Home, 600 W. Old Ridge Road, Hobart, IN.,

Rev. G. C. Martin officiating. Cremation at Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call

on Wednesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Hobart.

Rev. Charles R. Hunt

New Chicago

Rev. Charles R. Hunt, 51, of New Chicago, passed away Sunday, September

29 1997. Rev. Hunt had been a New Chicago area resident for 25 years, formerly

of Colorado and was a retired Methodist Minister last serving as Pastor at the

Hillcrest United Methodist Church of Michigan City. Prior to the Michigan City

Church he served at Roselawn United Methodist Church in Roselawn, IN. Formerly

served as a Police Officer in Gary and New Chicago. A graduate of the Indiana

Police Academy, former U.S. Steel employee and was a New Chicago Police

Commissioner and a New Chicago Committeeman. He was a member of Trinity United

Methodist Church, Hobart. Survived by wife, Elaine; father, Charles "Mike" Hunt

of Twin Falls, Idaho; five brothers, Gary Hunt of Keenesburg, CO., Jack

(Ingrid) Hunt of Arvada, CO., Ronald (Glenda) Hunt of Denver, CO., Mahlan

(Deanna) Hunt of Norris City, IL. and James Hunt; one sister, Debra Brooks of

Topeka, Kansas; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by his

mother, Ethel.

Funeral services Thursday, October 2, 1997 at 11 a.m. from Trinity United

Methodist Church, 3561 South Randolph, Hobart, IN., Rev. Paul F. Rogers

officiating. Burial at Colfax, Wisconsin on Saturday at 1 p.m. Visitation

Wednesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Rees Funeral Home, 600 West Old Ridge

Road, Hobart, Indiana.

Paul Keister

Arizona / Hammond

Paul Keister, 78, of Mesa, AZ., formerly of Hammond, IN., passed away

Saturday, September 27, 1997. Survived by wife, Yvonne; two sons, Baron Gene

(Carolyn) of Hammond and Randy (Anna) of Mesa, AZ; grandchildren; Brandon of

Highland, Brian (Pam), Lanna and Randy Jr., all of Hammond; great grandson,

Andrew.

Retired from Inland Steel in 1982, supervisor of Field Forces; an avid

golfer.

Private Memorial Service on Tuesday, September 30, 1997 in Mesa, AZ.

Burial services incomplete. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted by

the family for the Hospice of Mesa, AZ.

John C. Klein

Portage / Lake Village, IN.

John C. Klein, 96, of Portage, formerly of Lake Village, IN, passed away

on Friday, September 26, 1997. He is survived by his wife, Ann M.; four sons,

Gerald (Leona) of AZ, Leroy (Susan of S.C, Clayton (Marjo) of CA and Lester

(Trudy) of Portage, IN; one daughter, Bernadette (Bill) Dohr of WI; 18

grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren; two sisters, Ceceil Schutz of Crown

Point, IN and Sister Rhoselda Klein of Denver, CO. He was preceded in death by

one son, Kenneth in 1955.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, September 30, 1997 at 11 a.m.

at St. Augusta Catholic Church in Lake Village, IN. Burial will follow at Lake

Village Cemetery. Friends are invited to call Monday 4 to 9 p.m. at Sheets

Funeral Home, 604 E. Commercial Ave., Lowell, IN. 46356. Rosary at 7 p.m.

Mr. Klein retired from Keen Foundry in 1966 on his farm in Lake Village.

He was a member of St. Augusta Catholic Church and acted as a lector. A Charter

member and 1st Master of the Lake Village Grange. His most noted contributions

were to his Faith and Family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be

made to the Porter Co. Visiting Nurse Association.

Frieda Knitter

Hammond

Frieda Knitter, 89 of Hammond entered into her eternal home on Saturday,

September 27, 1997 at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.

She is survived by her two daughters, Evelyn (Glennon) Chivington and Ruth

(Dale) Alexander, both of Hammond; nine grandchildren and 14 great

grandchildren; and many nieces and a nephew. Preceded in death by her husband

Erick, son, Alfred and sister, Gertrude.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 1, 1997 11 a.m. at the

C.J. Huber Funeral Home, 722-165th Street, Hammond, IN. (one block west of

Calumet Avenue), with Dr. Eric C. Stumpf officiating. Burial at Memory Lane

Cemetery, Schererville. Friends may call at the C.J. Huber Funeral Home on

Tuesday, September 30th from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mrs. Knitter was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She was married to her loving husband Erick for 39 years and she will be missed

by all that knew and loved her.

Charles H. Leeper, Jr.

"Skip"

Valparaiso

Charles H. Leeper, Jr. "Skip", 50, of Valparaiso, passed away Sunday,

September 28, 1997. He was a lifelong Valparaiso area resident. Employed with

Leeper Construction. He is survived by his beloved parents, Charles H. and

Dorothy Leeper of Valparaiso; loving father of Timothy C. (Michelle) Ohmart of

Valparaiso, Jody Ray (Darlene) Ohmart of New Port Richey, Florida and Krissy

Leeper of Lake Station; devoted grandfather of Cassey, Brody, Brittney and

Jessica; one brother, Gary Leeper of Louisiana; ex-wife, Linda Leeper of

Portage; and nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother, Bruce Leeper.

Funeral services will be Thursday, October 2, 1997, 11 a.m. at Rees Funeral

Home, Olson Chapel, 5341 Central Avenue, Portage, IN. Burial at McCool

Cemetery, Portage, IN. Friends may call on Wednesday 2 to 9 p.m. at the Rees

Funeral Home, Olson Chapel.

Raleigh J. Lopez

Schererville / Gary

Raleigh, J. Lopez, 48, of Schererville, IN., formerly of Gary, passed away

on Saturday, September 27, 1997. Survived by one daughter, Angela (Roberto)

Mireles of Schererville; three sons, Raleigh A. (Stacey) Lopez of Virginia,

Marcelino Lopez and Erik Lopez, both at home; mother, Caroline Lopez of Gary;

one brother, Dennis (Nadine) Lopez of Hammond; two sisters, Maria "Nena"

(Richard) Pagan of Hammond and Caroline Lopez of Gary; numerous beloved nieces

and nephews; fiancee, Charlene Peiffer of Schererville; and childrens mother,

Lynette Lopez of Schererville. Preceded in death by his father, Raleigh.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 1, 1997, 9:45 a.m. at the

Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel, Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. at St.

Michael's Church, Schererville, with Rev. Jim Wozniak officiating. Burial at

Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. Friends may meet with the family on

Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral

Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (2 blks south of Ridge Road), Highland, IN.

Mr. Lopez attended St. Michael's Church, Schererville; graduate of St.

Joseph Calumet College; former Gary Fireman and former Lake County Sheriff

Police Officer. Employed with the U.S. Government, presently Assistant Special

Agent in charge of the Chicago Field Division D.E.A. Department of Justice;

also founder of the Combined Hispanic Federal Law Enforcement Committee. He was

loved and respected by family and friends and had the heart of a King. He will

be dearly missed. Prayer services Tuesday evening at 8 p.m.

George Milan

East Chicago

George Milan, 74, of East Chicago, passed away Monday, September 29,

1997 at St. Catherine Hospital. Survived by his wife, Martha (nee Reczek); five

children: Ronald Milan, Candace (Dom) Najolia, Gregg Milan, Kevin (Stacey)

Milan and Donna Milan; two grandchildren, Cheri Woomer and Ryan Milan; one

great granddaughter, Kaylie Woomer; one sister, Olga (John) Chovanec. Preceded

in death by parents, Joseph and Mary Milan, grandson, James Woomer, two

brothers, Andrew and Joseph Milan and two sisters, Ann Anderson and Margaret

Kuczek.

Funeral services Thursday, October 2, 1997, 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran

Church, 8601 Harrison Ave., Munster, IN., with Pastor Dr. Eric Stumpf

officiating. Burial at Concordia Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Friends may call at

Fife Funeral Home, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago from 2 to 5 and 7 to

9 p.m. on Wednesday, and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.

Mr. Milan retired from the B&O Railroad after 40 years of service; a World

War II U.S. Army veteran; member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Munster; and

a lifelong resident of East Chicago.

Veronica Nelson

Hegewisch, IL.

Veronica Nelson, 86, late of Hegewisch, IL. passed away Sunday, September

28, 1997 at St. Margaret Mercy Hospital. Survived by one son, William (Lora)

Nelson; one brother, Joseph Dusan (retired U.S.A.F.); six grandchildren; 10

great grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Harry, and one son, Edward

Nelson.

Visitation Wednesday, October 1, 1997 from 2 to 9 p.m. at Opyt Funeral

Home, l3350 Baltimore Ave., Hegewisch, IL. Services Thursday (time pending).

Interment at Fairmont Hills Willow Springs, IL.

Mrs Nelson was retired from the Chicago Board of Education Food Service

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Leonard Nering

Calumet City, IL.

Leonard Nering, 70, late of Calumet City, IL., passed away Monday,

September 29, 1997. He is survived by two daughters, Carmen Wimmer of Calumet

City, IL. and Rita Lucchetti of Florida; six grandchildren: Michael Dzugan and

Jennifer Wimmer, both of Calumet City, IL., Jesse, Cheyenne, Chase, and Meghan

Davis, all of Florida. Preceded in death by his mother, Florence Nering.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 2, 1997, 10:30 a.m.

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

Calumet City, IL., to St. Victor Church, Mass 11 a.m. Interment at St. Adalbert

Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 4 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Nering was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran; and member of Steger

Honor 11 Post #8283 VFW.

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Victor F. Pasko

Gary

Victor F. Pasko, 90, of Gary, passed away Sunday, September 28, 1997.

Survived by wife of 55 years, Phyllis; two sons, Richard (Lu) Pasko of Crown

Point and Edward Pasko of Cape Cod, MA.; two grandchildren, James (Valerie)

Pasko of Highland and Jennifer Pasko of Chicago. Mr. Pasko was a member of St.

Hedwig Church. He was a retired employee from the U.S. Steel Gary Sheet & Tin

Mill with 40 years of service, a member of the American Legion Post #207, a

WWII Army veteran having served in the African Campaign and was a member of

Orchard Lake-St. Mary's Auxiliary.

Friends may call at Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service, 6360 Broadway,

Merrillville, IN. on Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service 4

p.m. Legion services pending. Funeral services will be held on Thursday,

October 2, 1997 at 10:45 a.m. from the Pruzin Brothers Chapel and 11:30 A.M. at

St. Hedwig Church. Burial at Calumet Park Cemetery.

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Frank J. Perkovich

Schererville, IN / East Side

Frank J. Perkovich, 71, late of Schererville, IN., formerly of the East

Side. Beloved husband of Mary Ann (nee Peso); loving father of John (Karen)

Perkovich, Ann Deborah (Allen) Spajer and Frank (Diane) Perkovich; devoted

grandfather of seven; dear brother of John (Nell) Perkovich, Anne Smajo,

Rosemary (Eugene) Kowalis and Joseph (Diane) Perkovich; uncle of many nieces

and nephews.

Veteran of U.S. Navy WWII. Retired employee of Fallstaff Brewing Company

and Orland Toyota Inc.; member of Bridgeport VFW Post.

Visitation Tuesday 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral services Wednesday, October 1, 1997

at 9:30 a.m. from the Elmwood Chapel, 11200 South Ewing Ave, Chicago, IL, to

Church of the Annunciata, Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment, Holy

Cross Cemetery. 773-731-2749.

William "Bill" M. Smith

Munster

William "Bill" M. Smith, 20, of Munster, IN. passed away Saturday,

September 27, 1997. Survived by parents, Thomas and Carole Smith; twin brother,

Tom Smith of Vincennes, Indiana; sister, Ellen Smith, at home; grandmother,

Ruth Gregas of Munster; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, October 1, 1997 at 12 Noon

from the Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Ave., Hessville, IN. with Dr. Johnny

Colsten officiating. Friends are invited to call at the Bocken Funeral home on

Tuesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Bill was a lifetime resident of the Calumet area; a graduate of Gavit High

School, Class of 1995; he was a freshman student at Vincennes University; a

member of the First Baptist Church of Hammond; a former American Legion Boys

Baseball League player; and member of Hammond YMCA Soccer Club. He was an avid

fisherman and motorcyclist. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the YMCA would be

appreciated.

Louis R. Sobak

Hammond

Louis R. Sobak, 65, of Hammond, passed away Saturday, September 27,

1997. He is survived by his wife Dorothy; son, Richard Sobak of Chicago;

mother, Anna Sobak and brother Joseph (Carol) Sobak, both of Florida. Preceded

in death by his son Lee.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 1, 1997 at 9:30 a.m. from the

Solan Funeral Home for 10 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hammond.

At rest, Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Schererville. Friends may visit with the family

on Tuesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Solan Funeral Home, 7109 Calumet

Ave., Hammond, IN.

Mr. Sobak was a longtime area resident, retired from Inland Steel with

thirty-seven years of service, member of USWA Local 1010 and was an Air Force

veteran.

Angelo "Murphy"

Ven Dramin

East Chicago

Angelo "Murphy" Ven Dramin, 85, of East Chicago, IN. passed away on

Monday, September 29, 1997 at home. He is survived by three daughters, Jeanette

(Paul) Bramer of East Chicago, Audrey Louise Ven Dramin of East Chicago and

Mary Joan (Jerome) Roe of Whiting; one brother, Bruno Ven Dramin of Rockville,

IN; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and four step-great

grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife Louise in 1989, and one brother

Andrew Ven Dramin,

Funeral services Thursday, October 2, 1997 at 9:30 a.m. from the Prusiecki

Funeral Home, 3831 Main St., East Chicago, IN., and 10 a.m. at Assumption

Church, with Father Larry Kew officiating. Interment at Calumet Park Cemetery,

Merrillville, IN. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Wednesday,

October 1st, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Angelo was a member of Inland Steel Local #1010 and Inland Steel 25 Year

Club. He was a member of Assumption Catholic Church and a lifelong resident of

the area.

Moris Weichman

Highland

Moris Weichman, 81, of Highland, IN., passed away Monday, September 29,

1997. He is survived by his wife, Sally; two sons, Henry (Sheri) Weichman of

Munster, IN. and Jack Weichman of Dyer, IN; seven grandchildren: David,

Michael, Ari, Lauren, Lisa, Sean and Adriana; three sisters, Ruth Metzler of

Colorado, Frieda Wortman of Connecticut and Itkah Rosenberg of Israel.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 1, 1997 at 11:30 a.m. from

the Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster, IN., with Rabbi

Raphael Ostrovsky. Interment at Beth El Cemetery, Portage, IN. Visitation will

be one hour prior to service.

Mr. Weichman was a member of Congregation Beth Israel. Survivor of

Auschwitz and served in the Israeli Air Force.

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Warren A. Wendt

Hammond

Warren A. Wendt, 73, of Hammond, passed away Saturday, September 27,

1997. Survived by wife of 25 years, Doris; five step-children, Sandra (Ellis)

Wells, Bruce (Diane) Robertson, Doug (Marie) Robertson, Cynthia (fiance, Gary

Sheets) VanZant and Alex (Amy) Robertson; 12 grandchildren; four sisters,

Nathalie Becker, Doreen (Augie) Koch, Delores (Bill) Ward and Elaine (James)

York; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by two

sisters Adeline Kryzaniak and Myrtle Briggs.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 1, 1997, 11 a.m. from the

Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 2828 Highway Ave. Highland, Indiana. with Dr. Grace

Free officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN.

Visitation on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Wendt was an Army veteran of WWII; life member and past Commander of

VFW Post 7660 of Lansing; and member of American Legion Post 697 of Lansing. He

was a machinist at Inland Steel for 30 years retiring in December of 1986.

Ketura D. Wright

Tennessee / Highland, IN.

Ketura D. Wright, 79, of Clinton, TN., formerly of Highland, IN. passed

away on Friday, September 26, 1997. Survived by husband, James Wright and one

daughter, Perry Ann (Jerry) Coggin of Clinton, TN; four sons, Chuck (Pat)

Thompson of Schererville, IN., Jerry Thompson of Crowley, LA. Douglas (Carol)

Thompson of Gary, IN. and Dennis (Jean) Thompson of Nashville, IN; three

step-daughters, Valerie Jean (Paul) Flores of Columbia, MS, Roxanne Wright of

Hammond, IN. and Nina Wright of Highland, IN; one sister, Jeanette Odom of

Rockmart, GA; 15 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and six great great

grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 1, 1997, 11:30 a.m. at

the Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Halsted officiating. Burial at

Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Friends are invited to meet with the

family on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039

Kleinman Road (2 blks south of Ridge Road), Highland, IN.

Mrs. Wright was retired from the Queen Anne Candy Co., of Hammond.

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