Obituaries

1997-12-14T00:00:00Z Obituaries nwitimes.com
December 14, 1997 12:00 am

Mary T. Adams

(nee Hruzik)

Hebron, IN. (Lakes of the Four Seasons)

Mary T. Adams (nee Hruzik), 80, of Hebron, IN. (Lakes of the Four

Seasons), passed away Wednesday, December 10, 1997 at her home. Survived by two

sons, John Mark (Patricia) Adams of Webster, N.Y. and James S. Adams and Joseph

M. Dress of Washington D.C.; six grandchildren: Nicholas, Katherine and Michael

Adams, Christopher Downs, Amanda Jensen and Jennifer Raymond;

great-granddaughter, Colleen Jensen; one sister, Margaret (Stephen) Ozimec; two

nieces, Peg and Victoria Ozimec. Preceded in death by husband, Harry J.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 15, 1997 at 9:15 a.m. at the

Geisen Fuenral Home and 10 am. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton with Fr. David H.

Gosnell officiating. Cremation, Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, Indiana.

Friends may call at the Geisen Funeral Home, 109 N. East Street, Crown Point,

IN., on Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Vigil services will be held Sunday

at 3 p.m.

Ms. Adams was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish and a retired

teacher from the East Chicago School System. In lieu of flowers, memorials are

preferred to the charity of your choice. Information call 219-663-2500.

Theda M. Allen

Valparaiso / Munster

Theda M. Allen, 86, of Valparaiso, formerly of Munster, passed away on

Friday, December 12, 1997 at Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso. Mrs. Allen

is survived by two brothers, Charles (Patsy) Neal of Valparaiso and Glenn Neal

of Robinson, Illinois; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by

husband, Alva and son, Larry.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 15, 1997 at 12 Noon from

Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Ave., Hessville, IN., with Pastor J. Calaway

officiating. Burial at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary, IN. Friends are invited to

visit with the family Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 12 noon.

Mrs. Allen was a lifetime resident of the Calumet area.

David Jon Berg

Crown Point

David Jon Berg, 55, of Crown Point, passed away Wednesday, December 10,

1997. A lifelong area resident, he was born April 26, 1942 in Gary, Indiana, to

the late Lester and Helen Berg. He was an electrician working in the 80-inch

hot strip at Inland Steel. He was a member of U.S. Steel Workers Local Union

#1010 and U.S. Army veteran serving as a Medic. He is survived by his loving

wife, Susan Berg; one son, Martin (Vicki) Taylor of Valparaiso; four daughters,

Susan (David) Drobac of Valparaiso, Melissa Lesch of Hobart, Stephanie Berg of

Texas and Jennifer Berg of Merrillville; three brothers, Robin Berg of New

York, Mark Berg of Marion and Gary Berg of Kouts; two sisters, Bonnie (Rod)

Hontz of Valparaiso and Susan Berg of California; six grandchildren, June,

Tony, Sarah, Joshua, Kyle and Jordan; nephew, Ryan, and niece Heather. He was

preceded in death by one brother, Eric Berg.

Funeral services will be 1 P.M. Sunday, December 14, 1997 at Rees Funeral

Home, 600 West Old Ridge Road, Hobart, IN. with Rev. Michelle Bentley

officiating. Cremation at Calvary Crematory. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and

2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Rees Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Opportunity Enterprises

for the benefit of Gary Berg.

William Bergstrom

Florida / Hobart, IN/ East Side

William Bergstrom, 87, of Miami, Florida, formerly of Hobart, Indiana and

the East Side, passed away on Thursday, December 11, 1997. He is survived by

wife, Adeline (nee Eckstrom); two daughters, Christine (Dennis) Lorton and

Linda (Larry) Ameri; six grandchildren: Tammy, Kelly, Timothy and Kacey Lorton,

Vicki (Herb) Allen and Erica Ameri; three brothers, Rickard, Sigfrid and Arne

Bergstrom; three sisters, Gunhild and Ingegard Bergstrom and Margit Anespang.

Preceded in death by two brothers, Martin and Eric Bergstrom.

Funeral services Monday, December 15, 1997, 10 a.m. at the Rosemoor Funeral

Home, 17943 South Torrence Ave., Lansing, Illinois, officiated by Pastor Ronald

Deck. Visitation Sunday 2 to 9 p.m. Interment at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens,

Schererville, IN.

Mr. Bergstrom was formerly employed by Powers and Thompson Construction

Company; retired from J.M. Foster Construction Company and member of Iron

Workers Local #395. Also a member of Augustana Lutheran Church in Hobart,

Indiana, and the Andrea Lodge #19 on the East Side. In lieu of flowers,

memorials to the Alzheimer's Assn. would be appreciated. 708-474-2404.

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Lester "Jimmy" Connelly

Crown Point

Lester Connelly "Jimmy", 70, of Crown Point, passed away on Friday,

December 12, 1997. Survivors are wife Jane, of 49 years; son, James (Susan)

Connelly of Crown Point; daughter, Susan (James) Rush of Lowell; five

grandchildren; three brothers, Jack Connelly of Chicago Heights, IL., William

(Catherine) Connelly of Hobart and Clifford (Joy) Connelly of Crown Point;

sister, Violet (Robert) Haskell of Crown Point.

Friends may call at the Pruzin & Little Funeral Service, 811 E. Franciscan

Dr. (on State Road 55 south of State Road 231), Crown Point, IN. on Monday 2 to

5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 1997

at 11:30 a.m. at the Pruzin & Little Chapel with John Starr officiating. Burial

will be at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens in Schererville, IN.

Mr. Connelly was a retired laborer from the Lake County Highway Department

and a former employee of Letz Manufacturing Company. A member of the Southlake

Christian Church, American Legion Post #20 and Teamsters Union Local #142. He

was a Democratic Precinct Committeeman and a World War II Navy veteran.

American Legion Service at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Angelina Cribari

(nee Rende)

East Side

Angelina Cribari (nee Rende), 97. Beloved wife of the late Enrico; loving

mother of Dominic (Katie), James (Ruth), Tony (June), Nick (Doris) and Frank

(Faye) Cribari; devoted grandmother of 24; great grandmother and great great

grandmother of many; dear sister of Rose Leonard and Carl Rende; and many

nieces and nephews.

Member of East Side Golden Agers. Visitation Sunday 1 to 9 p.m. Funeral

services Monday, December 15, 1997 at 10 a.m. from Elmwood Chapel, 11200 South

Ewing Ave., Chicago. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery. 773-731-2749.

Hector M. DeJesus

Florida / Hammond, IN.

Hector M. DeJesus, 52, of Orlando, Florida, (moved in 1996), and a

former resident of Hammond, IN., passed away on Thursday, December 11, 1997.

Graduate of Hammond Tech and retired from Inland Steel after 30 years service.

Survived by wife,Olga of Orlando; daughters, Sonia (Mike) Stevens and Cynthia

DeJesus or Orlando, Sandra O'Connor of Mississippi, Silvia (Steve) Miller of

Hammond; four grandchildren; parents, Juan and Maria DeJesus of Portage;

brothers, Jose Juan (Janice), Felix (Jesusa) and Angel (Julia), all of Hammond,

Godofredo (Brenda) of Merrillville, Benjamin (Vilma) of Savanah, GA.; sisters,

Maria (Donald) Hemig of Portage, Raquel (David) Reyes of Hammond, Anna DeJesus

and Carmen (Felix) Aviles of Portage, Dina (Antonio) Rodriguez of Seymour, TN.

Funeral services and burial on Tuesday from the Union Park Memorial

Chapel, 10033 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL. Family can be reached at

407-273-6874.

Anne Durochik

(nee Plutko)

Dyer / Whiting

Anne Durochik (nee Plutko), 76, of Dyer, formerly of Whiting, passed

away Thursday, December 11, 1997 at The Community Hospital, Munster, Indiana.

She is survived by three children, Gary (Kathleen) Durochik of Wheaton, IL.,

Lisbeth (Michael) Kidd of St. Albans, West Virginia and Daniel (Elizabeth)

Durochik of Crown Point; six grandchildren: David (Linda) Durochik, Kristine

(Philippe) Bourcier, Kenneth and Christopher Kidd, Danielle and Megan Durochik;

sister, Susan (Robert) Baker of South Bend; numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her husband Michael on December 5, 1976.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 15, 1997, 10 a.m. at St.

Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whiting, Indiana, with the Rev. Kevin

Bergmann officiating. Interment at Concordia Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Visitation

at the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting, IN. on Sunday from 2 to 7

p.m., and at the church on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

Devotional services at the funeral home Sunday evening at 6 p.m.

Mrs. Durochik was a lifelong resident of the Calumet Region. A member of

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church of Whiting, where she had served as the

church secretary and financial secretary, and member and former financial

secretary of the Zivena Beneficial Society. 219-659-4400.

Mary L. Fisher

Valparaiso

Mary L. Fisher, 83, of Valparaiso, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday,

December 10, 1997 at the Hospice Center of the Calumet Area. She is survived by

her loving son, Philip T. (Sandra) Fisher of Munster; three grandchildren:

Amanda Fisher of New York, Robyn (James) Dahlin of Chicago and Tom; loving

brother, George (Betti) Antonic of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; one niece, Judy

(Bronco) Tercic and two nephews, Jim (Irene) and Jeff (Daniela) Antonic.

Mary was born November 27, 1914 in Weirton, West Virginia, to John and Mary

Toth Antonic. She was a graduate of Washington High School in Indiana Harbor;

and received a B.A. degree in Sociology and Master degree in Social Work from

the University of Chicago. She retired in 1976 from the Lake County Department

of Public Welfare. During her career she had worked for the Gary Public School

System and had been Director of the Lake County Mental Health Clinic. Mary was

a member of the Lake County Association of Retired Teachers, Valparaiso Chapter

of the American Association of University Women and the Porter County League of

Women. Mary has been an active resident for the past 11 years of the Pine

Village Retirement Community in Valparaiso, where friends are invited to join

Mary's family for a time of remembrance next Sunday, December 21, 1997 at 4

P.M. Burial took place at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, Indiana.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Calumet Area. Arrangements by

the Burns-Kish Funeral Home of Munster, Indiana. 219-836-5000.

Mary H. Grandys

Crown Point

Mary H. Grandys, 84, of Crown Point, passed away Friday, December 12,

1997 at the St. Anthony Medical Center. Survived by one son, Thomas F.

(Angeline) Grandys of Crown Point; three daughters, Mary Etta (Joseph) Layden

of Bonne Terre, Missouri, Frances E. (James) Hill of Crown Point and Veronica

L. Grandys of Lyndhurst, N.J.; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; many

nieces and nephews; one sister, Helen Wahl of Illinois; five sisters-in-law,

Louise Grandys, Verna Grandys, Emily Evano, Helen Longawa and Sister Frances

DeSales; one brother-in-law, Ted Kucab. Preceded in death by husband, Francis

T. and sister, Genevieve.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 15, 1997, 1 P.M. at the

Geisen Funeral Home, and 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary Church with Father Donald C.

Grass officiating. Burial at St. Mary's Cemetery, Crown Point. Friends may call

at Geisen Funeral Home, 109 North East St., Crown Point, IN., on Sunday from 2

to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Vigil service Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Mrs. Grandys was a member of St. Mary Church and St. Mary Altar and Rosary

Society; former president of the Crown Point Womens Democratic Club and member

of Hub Homemakers. Information, 219-663-2500.

Thomas Kutsugeras

Lowell / California

Thomas Kutsugeras, 63, of Lowell, formerly of California, passed away on

Saturday, December 13, 1997. A graduate of East Chicago Washington High

School; veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a retired Air Traffic Controller.

Preceded in death by his parents, George and Zoe Kutsugeras, wife, June,

brother, Peter and uncle, Louis Kutsugeras. Survived by daughter, Christina

Webb of Palmdale, CA; niece, Kelle (David) Kutsugeras-Kaufman of Pasadena, CA;

nephew, Peter (Vicki) Kutsugeras of Lowell; sister-in-law, Dolores (John)

Kassner-Masley of Watseka, Illinois; three cousins, Helen (William) Stephens of

Crown Point, Maggie (Mac) McDuffie of Brunswick, GA. and Arty (Carl) Taseff of

Pasadena CA; one aunt, Mary Kutsugeras of Highland; one great niece, Elena

Kutsugeras and one great nephew, Josef Kaufman.

Funeral services Tuesday, December 15, 1997, 10 a.m. at SS Constantine and

Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 8000 Madison St., Merrillville, IN. with Rev.

Ted Poteres officiating. Burial at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary, IN. Visitation

Monday evening 6 to 9 p.m. at the Stilinovich & Wiatrolik Funeral Home, 7535

Taft St. (Hwy 55), Merrillville, IN., with a Trisagion Service at 6:30 p.m. In

lieu of flowers, donations to the Church Building Fund appreciated.

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Albert Lacy

Burnham, IL.

Albert Lacy, 73, late of Burnham, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday,

December 10, 1997 at St. Margaret Mercy Hospital. Survived by wife, Frances

(nee Zeman); one son, John Lieske; one daughter, Rose (Howard) Reed; four

brothers, Pat, Bruce, Bill and Francis Lacy, all of Michigan; two grandchilren,

Mark Reed and Kathy (Gayle) Hill.

Services Monday, December 15, 1997 10 a.m. at Opyt Funeral Home, 13350

Baltimore Ave., Hegewish, IL. Interment at St. Michael's Cemetery Hammond, IN.

Visitation Sunday 2 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Lacy was the owner of the O.K. Trailer Court in Burnham; former

trustee for the Village of Burnham; past president of the Burnham School Board;

and World War II Army veteran.

Donald J. Meulemans

Valparaiso

Donald J. Meulemans, 68, of Valparaiso, passed away Friday, December 12,

1997 in Valparaiso. He was born August 19, 1929 in Glennwood City, Wisconsin,

to Emil and Catherine (Marko) Meulemans and has been an area resident for 16

years coming from Crown Point. On July 10, 1948 in Black Oak, Indiana, he

married Pauline Reder who survives. Also survived by three daughters, Joyce

Antczak of Crown Point, Tina Sears of Hobart and April Greschen of Michigan

City; four sons, Donald E. of Gary, Daniel P. of Port St. Lucie, Florida and

Emily J. and Timothy M., both of Valparaiso; 21 grandchildren and eight great

grandchildren; two brothers, Gerald of Griffith and James of Gary; one sister,

Frances Rowden of Kentucky. His sister Shirley Hardin preceded him in death.

Mr. Meulemans was a custodian for the Crown Point School Corporation.

Funeral services will be 10 A.M. Tuesday, December 16th at the Bartholomew

Funeral Home, Valparaiso, IN., Fr. Kevin P. McCarthy will officiate. Burial in

Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday

from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 P.M.

Peter W. Michalik

Calumet City, IL.

Peter W. Michalik, 79, of Calumet City, IL. passed away Thursday,

December 11, 1997. Preceded in death by his wife, Victoria (nee Jaworski-Kusy).

Survived by daughter, Marilynne (Thomas) Lewis of Sauk Village; son, Donald

(Alice) Michalik of Chicago; grandchildren: Angeline Michalik, Donna Lewis,

D.J. Michalik and Michael Lewis; one sister, Jean Osmolak; two nephews, Raymond

and Kenneth Osmolak; also great and great great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services Monday, December 15, 1997, 9:30 a.m. prayers from the

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

to Our Lady of Knock Church, Mass 10 a.m. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Visitation on Saturday 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 3 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Michalik was a retired letter carrier; a Gold Card Life member of the

Musicians Union and lifetime member of the James J. Zientek American Legion

Post #419.

Anne Mleczko

(nee Hankosky)

Calumet City, IL.

Anne Mleczko (nee Hankosky), 82, of Calumet City, Illinois, passed away

Thursday, December 11, 1997 at Hoffman Estates Medical Center. She is survived

by one son, Edward (Judy) Mleczko of San Jose, CA; one daughter, Judith

(Richard) Unwin of Schaumburg, IL; three grandchildren, Edward David (Mary),

Suzanne and Jennifer; and one great grandaughter, Melissa. Preceded in death by

her husband, Edward J. Mleczko.

Funeral Mass Tuesday 9:30 a.m. at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 880 East

154th St., South Holland, IL. with services conducted by Rev. Thomas Cabala.

Interment at Assumpetion Cemetery, Glenwood, Illinois. Visitatiton Monday 2 to

9 p.m. at the Smits, DeYoung-Vroegh Funeral Home, 539 East 162nd Street (Rt

6), South Holland, IL. Memorials to the American Heart Association or Little

Sisters of the Poor appreciated. 708-333-7000.

Robert L. Morris, Jr.

"Gabe"

East Chicago

Robert L. Morris, Jr., "Gabe", 79, of East Chicago, passed away on

Thursday, December 11, 1997 at St. Catherine Hospital. Survived by three sons,

Clifford (Tailia) Morris of Hammond, Robert (Marcia) Morris III of Gary and

Donald (Joyce) Perkins, Sr. of Chino, CA.; two daughters, Johnnie (Clyde, Sr.)

Jones of Gary and Charlotte (Edward) Brown of Indianapolis; 26 grandchildren;

13 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren; father, Robert

Morris, Sr. of East Chicago; one sister, Marie M. Ridley of Indianapolis; one

uncle, Otis Morris Sr. of Hammond; and a host of nieces, nephews, other

relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 16, 1997 at 11 a.m. from

Friendship Baptist Church, 4756 Melville Ave., East Chicago, IN., Rev. David

Pugh officiating. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park, Hobart. Friends may

call Monday, December 15th at Hinton-Williams Funeral Home, 4859 Alexander

Ave., East Chicago, IN. from 2 to 4 p.m. and Friendship Baptist Church from 6

to 8 p.m.

Mr. Morris was retired from Inland Steel. A veteran of World War II and a

member of the "Just Us" Social Club.

Stephen G. Mulholland

Seattle, WA / Munster, IN.

Stephen G. Mulholland, 36, of Seattle, WA. and formerly of Munster, IN.,

passed away on Saturday, December 6, 1997, as a result of an accident near

Amundsen-Scott Station, Antartica, South Pole. He is survived by his parents,

Glenn A. and Betty R. Mulholland of Munster, IN; one sister, Julie Gonzalez of

Munster, IN; two brothers, Daniel L. (Suzanne) Mulholland of Fort Wayne, IN.

and Mark (Mary) Mulholland of San Jose, CA; four nephews, Jeremiah, Caleb and

Paul Mulholland and Nathan Gonzalez; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and

dear friend, Beth Melius of Seattle, WA.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 16, 1997 at 10:30 A.M. from

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8601 Harrison Ave., Munster, IN. with

Dr. Eric C. Stumpf officiating. Burial at Concordia Cemetery, Hammond, IN.

Friends may call at LaHayne Funeral Home, 6955 SOUTHEASTERN AVE., Hammond, IN.

on Monday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday morning at the church from from 9

A.M. until time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St.

Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Munster, IN. or Lutheran Home of

Northwest Indiana, 1200 E. Luther Dr., Crown Point, IN.

Steve was an Independent Finishing Carpenter, a former member of St. Paul's

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Munster, IN., and was currently a member of the

U.S. Parachuting Assn., U.S. Hang Gliding Assn., U.S. Base Jumping Assn., as

well as other professional associations. Information 219-845-3600.

Annie (Sue) Nanney

Tennessee/Cedar Lake, IN.

Annie (Sue) Nanney, 60, homemaker of McKenzie, TN. and former 42 year

resident of Cedar Lake, IN., died Thursday, November 27, 1997 in Dayton, Ohio.

She is survived by her husband, Marion; three daughters, Linda Pitcher of Cedar

Lake, Connie Nanney of Austin, TX. and Beth Heath of McKenzie; son, Wayne

Nanney of Austin, TX; six grandchildren, Kim Pitcher Gilliard of Ontario,

Canada, Keith Nanney of McKenzie, Meredith Nanney of Austin, TX., Ashley

Snodgrass of McKenzie, Jerred Nanney and Kameron Nanney of Austin, TX; three

sisters, four brothers.

Johanna Poort

Crete, IL.

Johanna Poort, 82, of Crete, Illinois, passed away Friday, December 12,

1997. Survived by two sons, Harry, Jr. (Joan) and Richard (Lois) Poort; one

daughter, Joan (Larry) Dickson; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren;

three sisters, Cobie Sparger, Nellie (John) Oliver and Gertrude Medrano.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 15, 1997 at 11 a.m. from

the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, Illinois. Burial

at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday 2 to 9 p.m.

Eugene J. Schnick

Crown Point

Eugene J. Schnick, 66, of Crown Point, passed away Thursday, December

11, 1997. Survived by wife of 26 years, Elizabeth; two daughters, Carrie

(Steve) Preston of Tipton, IN. and Amy Schnick at home; brother, Edwin (Zelda)

Schnick of Downer's Grove, IL. Mr. Schnick was a member of Trinity Evangelical

Lutheran Church, Crown Point. He was a retired elementary School Principal from

the Crown Point School System, having retired from Timothy Ball School. He was

an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and an avid gardener.

Friends may call at Pruzin & Little Funeral Service, 811 East Franciscan

Drive (on State Road 55 south of State Road 231), Crown Point, on Sunday from

2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 15, 1997

at 11 A.M. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 250 South Indiana Avenue,

Crown Point, IN., with Rev. Lothar Theolke officiating. Burial at Maplewood

Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Schnick will be taken to church Monday morning at 10

A.M. for viewing until the time of the service. Memorials are preferred to the

Lutheran Home.

Ethel Schubert

Munster

Ethel Schubert, 97, of Munster, passed away on Saturday December 13, 1997.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later

time. Interment will take place in Fostoria, Ohio. McCoy Funeral Chapel in

charge of the arrangements. 219-931-1057.

Ethel was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hammond. She

taught in Edison School of the Hammond Public School System for 44 years and

retired in 1966. Member of Lake County Retired Teachers Association and the

Hammond Womens Club.

Margaret C. Schultz

(nee Neering)

Riverdale, IL.

Margaret C. Schultz (nee Neering), 85, of Riverdale, Illinois. Wife of the

late William Henry Schultz; mother of Patricia (Richard) Tatgenhorst, Virginia

(Chester) Nellett and Robert (Lea) Schultz; grandmother of 17; great

grandmother of 30 and great great grandmother of three; sister of Shirley

(Russell) Creiger, late Agnes (late Ernest) Michaelson and William Neering;

aunt and great aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Monday 9:30 a.m. from the Opyt Brown Funeral Home, 13820 Lincoln

Avenue, Dolton, Illinois, to St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Mass 10 a.m.

Interment at Homewood Memorial Gardens. Visitation on Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Catholic Charities would be appreciated.

708-849-5450.

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Robert "Bob" D. Swentko

Highland

Robert "Bob" D. Swentko, 63, of Highland, passed away Friday, December 12,

1997. Survived by wife, Barbara (nee Dunker); four daughters, Roberta "Bobbi"

(Ron) Bixman of Dyer, Brenda Pietrzcki of Highland, Bernadine "Deanie" (Eric)

Adams of Dyer and Elizabeth "Beth" (Randy) Richardson of Chesterton; nine

grandchildren: Reshea' Bixman, Anthony and Rebecca Pietrzcki, Derek and Aubree

Adams, Brittany, Zachary, Shelby and Kelsey Richardson; three brothers-in-law,

John (Jerri) Doran of California, Bobby (Cecelia) Westerfield of Munster and

Phil (Gloria) Foster of California. Preceded in death by parents, Anthony

Swentko and Cornelia Kulczyk.

Funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m. Monday, December 15, 1997 at the

Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Our

Lady of Grace Church, Highland, with Rev. Edward Moszur officiating. Burial at

Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Schererville, Indiana. Friends are invited to meet with

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

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

Mr. Swentko was a member of Our Lady of Grace Church, Highland; employed at

Inland Steel for over 43 years and member of Inland 25 Year Club; member of

Knights of Columbus Marquette Council 3631 of Griffith, who will recite the

rosary at 7 p.m. Sunday; a two time past Grand Knight and District Deputy;

served in the U.S. Army; and was a member of American Legion Post #369 of East

Chicago, who will hold services 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be made to

Hospice of the Calumet Area. Father Moszur will hold a prayer service at 3:30

p.m. Sunday.

John D. Vargas

East Chicago

John D. Vargas, 47, of East Chicago, passed away Friday, December 12,

1997. Survived by one son, John, Jr. at home; one sister, Juanita Morgan of

Portage; one brother, Trinidad Silvas of Laredo, TX; two half-sisters, Sylvia

(Jose) Hernandez of East Chicago and Mary Wilkerson of East Chicago; numerous

nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Anita.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 16, 1997 at 9:30 a.m. at

the Lesniak Funeral Home, 4918 Magoun Ave., East Chicago, and 10 a.m. Mass at

St. Stanislaus Church with Msgr. John Siekierski officiating. Burial at Chapel

Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN. Friends may call at the Lesniak

Funeral Home for visitation on Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Rosary

service at 2 p.m.

Mr. Vargas was a long time resident of the Calumet area and a retired

employee of the Inland Steel Company and member of Inland 25-Year Club.

Marian C. Wiser

Schererville

Marian C. Wiser, 87, of Schererville, Indiana, passed away on Saturday,

December 13, 1997. She is survived by one daughter, Donna Denslaw of

Schererville; one sister, Anna Manowski of Ohio; seven grandchildren and 12

great grandchildren. Preceded in death by two sons, Harry and Mark and one

daughter, Charlotte Gresser.

There will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation at Calumet Park

Cemetery, Merrillville, IN.

Mrs. Wiser was a former member of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Gary.

Kuiper Funeral Home, Highland, Indiana, in charge of the arrangements.

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