Millicent Marie Adams (Millie) (nee Gocal) of East Chicago, passed away
Thursday, October 6, 1994. She is survived by her loving husband, George; three
loving children; daughter, Linda (John) Segovia of East Chicago; two sons,
George M. Adams of Dearborn, Michigan, and Ronald S. (Laura) Adams of Lake In
The Hills, Illinois; two grandsons, John P. Segovia and Ian M. Segovia; sister,
Marcia (Joseph )Gabor of Highland; father-in-law, George (Olga) Adams of East
Chicago; sister-in-law, Dorothy (Steve) Procko of Merrillville; many nieces,
nephews, numerous special friends and relatives residing in Grand Rapids,
Michigan and Chicago, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents,
Michael and Emily Gocal, and brother, Walter Gocal.
Private family services were held at St.Stanislaus Church inEast Chicago.
At rest Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, Illinois. Millie was a lifelong
resident of East Chicago; she was a member of St.Stanislaus Church; a graduate
of Roosevelt High School in East Chicago; member of Musicians Guild Local #203
and the Polish Womens Alliance. Millie entertained thousands of people in her
musical career in the greater Calumet area; she was the manager, bassist and
vocalist for the George Adams Combo. She was a devoted wife, mother and
grandmother, who was loved by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to the family for Mass and charitable intentions.
Arrangements by Lesniak Funeral Home.
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.
Doloris G. Butiste
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
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.
Mary J. Christian
Mary J. Christian, 78, of Highland, Indiana, passed away Monday, October
10, 1994. Survived by daughter, Barbara Jean (Gilbert) Higuet of South
Carolina; four grandchildren, Ron (Linda) Gatlin of Crown Point, IN, Gail
(Terry) Benge of Gary, Indiana, Sandy (Jeff) Barnett of Crown Point, and Bobbie
Jo (Jerry) Vasile of Portage; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Genevieve
Sagel of South Chicago.
Private funeral service will be held Friday, October, 14, 1994, with
Reverend Peter Mucha officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial
Mrs. Christian was a resident of Highland for 37 years; member of our
Lady of Grace Church; retired for Alex's Restaurant. Fagen-Miller Funeral
Gardens of Highland in charge of arrangements.
John H. Elman
John H. Elman, 72, of Gary, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, October 11,
1994. Survivors: one son, John (Ann) Elman of Hammond; one sister, Carol Roth
of Hammond; grandchildren, Rex Roth and Betty Roth; three sisters, Rusty
(Louis) DeBoer of Hammond, Ella (Frank) Thomas of Hammond and Anna Goverl of
Griffith; very special friends Mildred Billings and family of Gary.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 14, 1994, at 11 am at the
Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dave Kiesling officiating. Burial,
Concordia Cemetery, Hammond. Friends may meet with the family Thursday from 4
to 8 pm at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Rd. (2 blocks south of Ridge
Mr. Elman was retired from the IHB Railroad with 35 years of service.
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.
Tony E. Glibota
Tony E.Glibota, 70, of Merrillville, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday,
October 12, 1994. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Margaret M. Glibota
(nee Benac); three sons, Thomas (Pamela) Glibota of Littleton, Colorado, Gary
Glibota of Merrillville, and Charles (Holly) Glibota of Cedar Lake; one
daughter, Susan (Peter )Hlavaty of Highland;one grandson, Nicholas Hlavaty;
daughter-in-law, Darlene Glibota, of Valparaiso; two sisters, Rose Glibota of
Merrillville and Violet (Phillip) Plummer, of Hobart. He was preceded in death
by his son, Joseph, on May 5, 1994.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 am from the Stilinovich &
Wiatrolik Funeral Home, to SS Peter and Paul Church for a 10:30 a.m.Mass with
Rev. Dennis Teles, officiating. Interment will follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial
Gardens in Schererville. Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm at
the Stilinovich & Wiatrolik Funeral Home, 7535 Taft Street, Merrillville. A
Virgil Service will be offered at 4:30 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers,
memorials are preferred to Hospice of the Calumet Area, Inc.
Mr. Glibota was born in Gary and was a Merrillville resident for 41
years. He was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church; Lodge #170 of the
Croatian Fraternal Union; retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 37 years
of service; a member of Turkey Creek Golf Course. Also, a U.S. Navy veteran of
World War II. Those who knew Tony also knew that his passion in life was the
game of golf. He will be deeply missed by all that knew and loved him.
Edward E. Hawkins
Edward E.Hawkins, 71, of Portage, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 1994,
at St.Mary Medical Center, Hobart. He was born November 14, 1922, in East
Chicago, Indiana, the son of Edwin E.and Eleanor Rose (McGill) Hawkins. He is
survived by his wife, Betty Marie of Portage; one son, Ronald S.Hawkinsof De
Motte; one daughter, Linda D.(Kenneth) Cichocki of Chesterton; two
granddaughters, Kathryn Renee and Sandra Beth Cichocki of Chesterton; one
brother Bernard F. (Nadine) Hawkins of Hessville; one sister, Marian Corbett of
Mesa, Arizona and many nieces andnephews. He was preceded in death by his
parents; two brothers, Ray and Ransom Hawkins and one sister, Dorothy Quigley.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 14, 1994, at 10;30 Am at
Garyton Covenant Church with Pastor Larry Fullerton officiating.Interment will
be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, October 13, 1994, from 2 to
5 and 7 to 9 pm at Engel Funeral Home located at 2700 Willowcreek Road in
Portage. A Senior Singer Service will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 pm and
an AmericanLegion/V.F.W. service will be held Thursday evening at 7:00 pm.
Memorial tributes may be made to the Garyton Covenant Church. For information
call Engel Funeral Home, 219-762-8595.
Mr. Hawkins was a Portage resident for 36 years; was married on August
31, 1967 in Portage to Betty Marie Nelson; was a retired supervisor employed by
the F.W.Means Company for 7 years, a former mechanic employed by the Bowman
Dairy for 20 years; a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, World War II, he was
a member of GarytonCovenant Church, Port City American Legion Post 260 of
Portage, V.F.W. post 7760 of Portage, and Eunice Bonner Senior Center.
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.
Florence M. Kessler
Florence M. Kessler, 74, of Holland, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, October
11, 1994, inHolland Community Hospital, Holland, Michigan. She is survived by
her children Camille Bodin of Kankakee, Illinois; Martin and Charlotte Kessler
of Griffith, Indiana, Laura and Robert Wilson of Highland, Indiana;
grandchildren, Gregory Bodin, Jeffrey Bodin, Carrie Wilson and Ryan Wilson;
sisters, Janice Bruce, Barbara Gates, and Mary Ellen and Bill Smith;
sisters-in- law-Vonnie VanderWerf, all of Michigan; nephews, nieces, cousins
and many loving friends. Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Norman,
and grandson, Robert Jeffrey Wilson.
Memorial services will be at 2 pm Sunday, October 16, 1994, at the First
Reformed Churchin Holland, Michigan, with the Revs. Daniel Gillett and
Elizabeth DeJonge officiating. No visitation is scheduled. Memorials may be
made to the Alzheimers Association or the Holland Garden Club. Arrangements are
by the Downtown Chapel, Dykstra Funeral Homes, 29 E. 9th Street, Holland,
Florence was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and graduated from Ottawa
Hills High School. She lived in Whiting, Indiana, until returning to Holland in
1968. She worked at the Whiting Clinic and the Chicago Sun Times. She was a
member of the First Reformed Church and the Holland Garden Club.
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 &
Larry L.Olinger, 46, of St. Charles, Illinois, passed away Tuesday,
October 11, 1994, at Glen Oaks Hospital, Glen Ellyn, Illinois. He is survived
by wife, Jill; one son, Tony Olinger of Palmetto, Florida, formerly of Hammond,
Indiana; two step-daughters, Milisa Henigan of Schaumburg, Illinois, and
Stephanie Henigan of St.Charles, Illinois; his mother, Eva Strange of Ft.Payne,
Alabama; two sisters, Loretta Olinger of Portage, Indiana and Level (Galen)
Dolan of Portage, Indiana; one brother, Leslie (Vickey) Olinger of Austine,
Texas, and several aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his father,
Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Sand Mountain Funeral Home
in Rainville, Alabama. Visitation will be held 4 to 8 pm Thursday, October 13,
1994, at Yurs Funeral Home, St.Charles, Illinois. Burial will be in Scottsboro,
Mr. Olinger was born September 18, 1948, in Section, Alabama; he was a
member of the St. Charles VFW and had been employed for UPS in Addison,
Illinois, for 23 years.
Jessica Rae Mierzwa
Jessica Rae Mierzwa, 2-1/2 months, of Griffith, Indiana, passed away
Tuesday, October 11,1994. Survivors: parents, Greg and Sandy; one brother
Travis; two sisters, Rachel and Audrey; grandparents, James and Barbara Mohn
of Crown Point, Gene Mierzwa of Schererville and Maryann Mierzwa of Hegewisch.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 13, 1994, at 11 am at
the Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel and a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered
at 11:30 am at St.Mary Church with Rev. Jon Plavcan officiating. Burial, Chapel
Lawn Cemetery, Schererville. Jessica was a member of St.Mary Church of
Eileen Patricia Prorok
Eileen Patricia Prorok, 80, of Michigan City, Indiana, formerly of
Hammond, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 1994, at St. Anthony Hospital,
Michigan City, Indiana. She is survived by two sons, Terrence F.(Alice) Prorok
of Orlando, Florida, and Patrick J. (Patsy) Prorok of Michigan City, Indiana;
three grandchildren, Sharon Hughes of Orlando, Florida, Richard Prorok of
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Daniel Prorok of Franklin, PA; one great-grandson,
Michael Poulter, of Orlando, Florida; one sister, Wilda Nondorf of Crown Point,
Indiana; numerous nieces and nephews; preceded in death by her husband,
Francis J. Prorok, two brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 15,1994, at 9:30 am from
LaHayne Funeral Home - Dalton Chapel, 6955 Southeastern Avenue, Hammond and 10
am Mass at St. John Bosco Church, Hammond with Rev. Stanley Dominik
officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond. Friends may call at
the funeral home on Friday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm. Memorials may be given to the
American Cancer Society.
Mrs. Prorok was a lifetime resident of this area and a member of Notre
Dame Parish in Michigan City, Indiana.
Raymond Carl Riddle "Biz"
Raymond Carl Riddle "Biz", of Chicago's East Side, passed away Tuesday,
October 11, 1994 at Glenwood Terrace Nursing Home. Born June 5, 1914. He is
survived by loving wife, Bernice (nee Schulte); daughter, Dorothy (Eli) Hrnyak
of Glenwood; two grandsons, Mark Raymond Hrnyak of Glenwood and Nick
(Stephanie) Hrnyak; great-grandson, Mitchel Steven Hrnyak of Frankfort,
Illinois; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Preceded in
death by three brothers, William, George and Walter (Elizabeth) Riddle of the
Visitation at the Claude E. Griesel Mortuary, 10240 S. Ewing Ave., Chicago
Thursday 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m.
at the Claude E. Griesel Mortuary. Interment on the family lot.
Mr. Riddle was a lifelong East Sider and a retired buyer for U.S. Steel.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or the
Alzheimer`s Disease Association would be appreciated. 312-768-0632.
Lewis J. Slusser
Lewis J. Slusser, 86, of Valparaiso, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, October
11, 1994. Survivors three daughters, Joan (Howard) Hamilton of Crown Point,
Kathleen Kabella of Portage, Dori Slusser of Valparaiso; two sons, James
(Virginia) Slusser and Jerry (Connie) Slusser, both of Arizona; 23
grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; one sister, Martha (Paul) Crosby of St.
Albans, Vermont. Preceded in death by his wife, Lucille M. Slusser
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 14,1994 at10 am at St.
Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 509 West Division Road, Valparaiso, Indiana.
Reverend Gerald A. Sroka officiating. Entombment, Graceland Cemetery,
Valparaiso. Friends may call on Thursday from 2 to 9 pm at the Geisen Funeral
Home, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville. Prayer service Thursday at 7 pm. Mr. Slusser
will be taken directly to the church Friday morning at 9 am for viewing until
time of service at 10 a.m.
Mr. Slusser is a former custodian for St.Mary Church of Crown Point; a
member of St.Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Valparaiso and formerly amember of
St.Mary Church of Crown Point.
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.
Eugene Webster, 82, a resident of Whiting, Indiana, passed away Tuesday,
October 11, 1994 at St. Margaret`s Hospital in Hammond. He is survived by one
son, Edward (Diane) Wagner of Merrillville; one daughter, Jean (Steve) Nagy of
Whiting; six grandchildren, Sharon (Jerry) Moynihan of Whiting, Steve (Grace)
Nagy of Whiting, Mike (Karen) Nagy of Whiting, Douglas (Sandra) Wagner of
Indianapolis, Barbara (Mike) Kosich of Lansing, Judy (Jack) Zackey of Chicago;
nine great-grandchildren; one great great-grandson. He was preceded in death by
his wife, Mary in January,1994.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 14th, 9:30 a.m. at the Owens
Funeral Home (Calumet Ave. & 119th St.) Whiting. 10 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart
Church, Whiting with Msgr. Raymond Fowerbaugh officiating. Burial, Holy Cross
Cemetery, Calumet City. Visitation, Thursday, October 13th, 2pm to 5pm and 7
to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Sacred Heart School would be appreciated.
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