Obituaries

1994-09-21T00:00:00Z Obituaries nwitimes.com
September 21, 1994 12:00 am

Josephine Aloia

(nee Molinaro)

Josephine Aloia (nee Molinaro), 87, of Lansing, formerly of the East

Side, passed away on Monday, September 19, 1994 at St. James Manor Nursing

Home. Beloved wife of the late Massimo Aloia; loving mother of Rudy (Rose)

Aloia and Emil Aloia; dearest grandmother of seven; great grandmother of eight;

fond sister of Carmen (Rose) Mazzuca, Victor Mazzuca and the late Albert

Mazzuca.

Mrs. Aloia was a member of St. Ann Church and former member of St. Ann

Senior Citizens.

Funeral services Thursday, September 22, 1994, 9:30 a.m. from the Rosemoor

Funeral Home, 17943 South Torrence Ave., Lansing, to St. Ann Church, 3010 Ridge

Road, Lansing, Mass 10:15 a.m. Visitation Wednesday 2 to 9 p.m. Entombment at

St. Mary Cemetery Mausoleum, Evergreen, Park, IL. 708-474-2404.

Margaret Bartle

Margaret Bartle, 92, of Hessville, formerly of Beverly Hills, Illinois,

passed away Monday, September 19, 1994 at St. Margaret Hospital. She is

survived by daughter, Joanne Nickla of Hessville; grandson, Paul R. (Heidi)

Nickla of Lakes of the Four Seasons and great grandson David. Preceded in death

by her husband, Howard Bartle and son-in-law, Richard J. Nickla.

Private services were held. Cremation followed.

Cecelia Sands Bergsbaken

Cecelia Sands Bergsbaken, 76, of P. O. Box 370, Keshena, Wisconsin,

passed away Monday, September 19, 1994 at Shawano Community Hospital after a

lengthy illness. She was born June 15, 1918 in Hammond, IN. to the late Peter

and Mary (Brach) Marynowski. Mrs. Bergsbaken was a registered nurse at St.

Margaret Hospital in Hammond, IN. for many years. On April 26, 1941 she married

Frank Sands in Hammond, IN. He preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 1980. She

later married Hofton Bergsbaken who also preceded her in death. She was a

member of the Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witness of Shawano and a member of St.

Margaret Hospital Alumni Association. Survivors include two sons and one

daughter-in-law, Lawrence (Linda) Sands of Boise, ID. and Thomas Sands of

Keshena; four grandchildren; several great grandchildren; three sisters, Bertha

Milacak of Indiana, Ann (Clarence) Rouselange, Florida, Helen Floros of Gary,

IN. She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and Steve Marynowski.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 23, 1994 at 11:30 a.m. at

the Solan Funeral Home, 7109 Calumet Ave., Hammond, Indiana with Mr. Glenn

DeRidder officiating. Visitation Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.

Burial will be at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. A Memorial Fund has

been established in her name. Born-Swedberg Funeral Home of Shawano, WI. in

charge of arrangements. 715-526-2631.

Annabelle Crest

Annabelle Crest, 91, of St. John, Indiana, formerly of Equality,

Illinois passed away Monday, September 19, 1994 at her daughters home in St.

John. Survived by two daughters, Ruth (Martin) Colbert of St. John and Reita

(Cecil) Church of Harrisburg, Illinois; one son, John David (Tammi) Crest of

Equality, Illinois; one sister, Isophine Carnett of Harrisburg; one brother,

Harry Woods of Godfrey, Illinois; 13 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by husband, John Anthony Crest, June 20, 1978, two daughters,

Nancy Miller and Ruby Syers and parents, David Mack Woods and Ollie Ann

(Patton) Woods.

Visitation Wednesday, September 21st, 6 to 9 p.m. at Vickery Funeral

Chapel in Equality, Illinois. Funeral services Thursday 1 p.m. Burial at

Elmwood Cemetery, Equality, IL. 618-269-3162.

Dolores

Costello Garza

Dolores Costello Garza, 72, of Hammond, passed away Sunday, September

18, 1994, at her residence. She is survived by son, Jeronimo Garza of Hammond;

two daughters, Alice (Ajoy) Basu of Calumet City, Illinois and Genny (David)

Fagan of Crown Point, Indiana; nine grandchildren, Christine, David, Sarah and

Joshua Fagan, Dahlia, Sanjoy and Sanjiv Basu, Michelle Marie and Jeronimo T.

Garza; one great grandson, Austin Condiff; two sisters, Julia Garza of McAllen,

Texas and Maria Luisa (Jesse) Hernandez of Mexico; nieces and nephews. Preceded

in death by her husband, Jeronimo.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 22, 1994 at 9:30 a.m.

from LaHayne Funeral Home, 5746 Hohman Ave., Hammond, Mass 10 a.m. at St.

Joseph Church in Hammond with Rev. Roy T. Beeching officiating. Burial at

Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from

2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Rosary service Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Mrs. Garza was a retired Mix Checker from Dyne-Gel Corporation where she

worked for 22 years; a resident of this area for 70 years and member of

International Chemical Union #157.

Walter S. Grendzinski

"Greenie"

Walter S. Grendzinski "Greenie" 79, late of Hegewisch, passed away

Tuesday, September 20, 1994, at Mercy Health Care Center. Survived by wife,

Helen; two sons, Walter R. (Pamela) and Dennis (Marlene) Grendzinski; one

daughter, Joyce (late Quentin) Barker; two sisters, Jean (late Harry) Poteracki

Potters and Stephanie (late Walter) Iwan; grandfather of ten; great granfather

of seven and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother, Anthony

(late Theresa) Grendzinski and one sister, Helen (Stanley) Janesek.

Services Friday, September 23, 1994, 9 a.m. from Opyt Funeral Home, 13350

Baltimore Ave., Hegewisch to St. Columba Church for 9:30 a.m. Mass. Interment

at Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Grendzinski was retired from Commercial Shearing Company in Chicago

and was a member of St. Adalbert's Lodge.

Helen Haysak

Helen Haysak, of Whiting, passed away Sunday, September 18, 1994, at her

residence. She is survived by two sisters, Mayme (Richard) Murin of

Merrillville and Irene (late Gilbert) Piper of Arizona; two nephews, Cary Piper

of Arizona and James (Theresa) Murin of Minnesota. Preceded in death by her

parents, Louis and Mary Haysak.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 22, 1994 at 9:30 a.m.

from the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting, 10 a.m. Liturgy at the

St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Whiting, with the Rev. Joseph Pohorlak

officiating. Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Hessville. Visitation at the

funeral home Wednesday 3 to 8 p.m. Parastas services at the funeral home

Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Miss Haysak was a lifelong resident of Whiting; member of St. Mary

Byzantine Catholic Church, Whiting; the St. Mary Altar, Rosary and Sacred Heart

Societies (who will offer prayers at the funeral home Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.)

and a retiree of Union Carbide Corporation. 219-659-4400

Catharina (Tina) Hoekstra

(nee Uyting)

Catharina (Tina) Hoekstra (nee Uyting), 75, of East Hazelcrest, Illinois,

formerly of Roselawn, Illinois, passed away September 19, 1994. She was the

loving mother of Jacob, Tina (Carmen) Arvia, Johnny, Charlene, Tim Bricco;

sister of Reik and Grada; sister-in-law of Wes (Tina) Hoekstra; loving friend,

Lynn Burnett, Oma of Christie, C.J., Timothy, nieces,nephews and many

friends. Preceded in death by husband, late Johannes Hoekstra.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 22, 1994, at 10 a.m.

at St. Ann's Church, 16801 Dixie Highway, Hazelcrest. Visitation, Wednesday, 2

to 9 p.m. at the Jerome Zimny Funeral Home, 16774 Dixie Hwy., Hazelcrest. Laid

to rest at Oakland Memory Lane,Dolton, Illinois.708-335-0016.

Edward P. Hoppenhuis

Edward P. Hoppenhuis, 77, of Lansing, passed away Monday, September 19,

1994. He is survived by his wife, Genevieve; two daughters, Cheryl (Larry)

Morrone and Arlene (Donnie) Meadows; one son, William (Sandy) Hoppenhuis;

granddaughters, Stephanie and Amanda Morrone and several other grandchildren

and great grandchidlren. one sister, Winnie (Paul) Sytsma and one brother,

Richard (Grace) Hoppenhuis.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 22, 1994 at 11 a.m. from

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

Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL. Friends may call at the Schroeder-Lauer

Funeral Home on Wednesday 2 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the

Lansing Paramedics would be appreciated.

Mr. Hoppenhuis was a veteran of World War II and retired from American

Steel Foundries.

Jenny (Ioanna) Katsahnias

(nee Gekas)

Jenny (Ioanna) Katsahnias (nee Gekas). Beloved wife of the late George G.;

dear mother of Thomas G. (Ann) Katsahnias of Munster, Indiana and the late

Irene Kouzes; devoted grandmother of Deborah (Gary) Burdick of Decatur,

Illinois, Jeneane Katsahnias of Munster, Indiana, George (Sandra) Katsahnias of

Apex, North Carolina and Theodore (Paula) Katsahnias of Hobart, Indiana; great

grandmother of ten; great great grandmother of two.

Visitation Wednesday 4 to 9 p.m. at Chapel of Adinamis Funeral Directors,

4700 No. Western Ave., Chicago, Illinois. Relatives and friends will meet

Thursday at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2727 West Winonha St.,

Chicago, for services at 10:30 a.m. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Rivergrove,

IL. Contributions in her memory to St. Demetrios Church would be appreciated.

Arrangements by Dean and Peter Adinamis. 312-334-1700.

Robert M. Kovecsi

Robert M. Kovecsi, 40, of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away Monday,

September 19, 1994. He is survived by his mother, Rose Kovecsi and two

brothers, Steve (Diana) Kovecsi and John Kovecsi, all of Griffith; four

sisters, Betty (Jerry) Perry of Merrillville, Cookie Sorak of Lynwood,

Illinois, Mary (Don) Wilcox of Griffith and Carol Wring of Crown Point; several

nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 22 ,1994 at 9 a.m.

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

offered at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Church, Griffith with Rev. Theodore J. Mens

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

with the family Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home,

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

Mr. Kovecsi was a former member of St. Mary Church, Griffith, a social

worker formerly employed with Portor-Starke Mental Health and Tri City Mental

Health and also with Inland Steel and a current friend of Dr. Bob and Bill W.

Prayer services will be recited Wednesday at 3 p.m.

Guy John Lamer

Guy John Lamer, 69, of Hobart, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 1994.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth of Hobart; two daughters, Aleta (Edward)

Jewett of Crown Point and Catherine (Willie) Kendrick of Grand Rapids,

Michigan; four grandchildren, Amy Jo Jewett, Edward Jewett III, Mark Mackey and

Allison Mackey; two brothers, Marcel Lamer and Charles Lamer, both of Montreal,

Canada; one sister, Geanine (Royal) and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 23, 1994 at 11 a.m. at

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

Entombment at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Friends may call at the

funeral home Thursday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Masonic Service 7:30 p.m.

Mr Lamer was a member of Garfield Lodge #569 F.&A.M.; retired from Inland

Steel; former member of the Shriner's and former owner of J&L Reloading in

Hammond.

Bernard E. Mach

Bernard E. Mach, 69, of Highland, passed away Monday, September 19,

1994. Survived by his wife, Margie; two sons, Daniel (Michele) Mach of Munster

and Don Mach of Highland; two daughters, Diane (Steven) Whinham of New York,

Nancy (Val) Martinez of Belfast, Northern Ireland; three grandchildren,

Christopher and Andrew Watson and Billy Mach; one brother, Stanley (Ruth) Mach

of St. Louis; seven sisters, Helen Mach of Whiting, Frances Russell of

California, Sister M. Immaculate of Chicago, Josephine Hoover of Griffith,

Bernice (Edward) Klawtter of Lansing, Mary Ann Perrone of Arizona and Theresa

(Bernard) Kusbel of Colorado; also, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 22, 1994 at 9:40 a.m. at

the Fagen-Miller Funeral Gardens, 2828 Highway Ave., Highland, with a funeral

mass at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church, Highland. Burial at Calumet Park

Cemetery, Merrillville. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday 2 to 5

and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Mach was a retired custodian at Our Lady of Grace and a member of the

Highland American Legion Post #180 and Polish Roman Catholic Union. Memorials

to St. Jude Childrens Hospital would be appreciated.

Eileen Mae

Hearle Madsen

Eileen Mae Hearle Madsen, 81, a 50 year resident of Whiting, Indiana,

died of cancer at her home on Monday, September 19, 1994.

Mrs. Madsen graduated from Whiting High School with the class of 1930. In

1933, she married Carl Theodore Madsen, who was employed by the Standard Oil

Company of Indiana (Amoco) at its Whiting refinery for 43 years. Mrs. Madsen

was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years on August 28, 1993.

Mrs. Madsen was employed for several years by the Chicago Convention

Bureau, where she was a convention manager. Mrs. Madsen was active in several

civic and social activities throughout her life including the Chicago Art

Institute, Whiting, Women's Club, PTA local, state and national organizations,

and Beta Gamma Upsilon. In 1971, Carl and Eileen Madsen moved from Whiting to

Sister Bay, Wisconsin.

Mrs. Madsen is survived by her brother, William J. (Irene) Hearle of

Camby, Indiana; four children, Jane Ruth (Edwin A.) Bescherer of Wilton,

Connecticut, Margaret Ann Corazzi of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Elizabeth Louise

Ciesar of Fish Creek, Wisconsin and Carl J. (Stephany A.) Madsen of Orlando,

Florida; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are being co-ordinated through Casperson Funeral

Home, Sister Bay. Visitation for friends and family will be held Wednesday,

September 21, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday,

September 22, at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay. Interment

will follow at Littl e Sister Cemetery in Sister Bay. Memorials for Mrs. Madsen

may be sent to Respite Care of Door County, Inc., P. O. Box 626, 320 West

Maple, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235. 414-854-2607.

Louise McNiel

Louise McNiel, 75, of Hobart, passed away Monday, September 19, 1994. She

was a Hobart resident for the past 16 years, formerly a longtime Glen Park

resident. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church, the Bonner Senior

Citizen Group and was a self employed beautician. Survived by two daughters,

Sandra L. (Ken) Mihalik of Ogden Dunes and Sharon P. McNiel of San Diego,

California; five grandchildren, Ryan and Brandon Hurey, Marc, Matthew and

Michelle Mihalik, all of Ogden Dunes; two sisters, Virginia (Frank) Mathews of

Round Rock, Texas and Sister Mary Ambrosine Comerford of Wichita, Kansas; one

nephew, John (Betty) Agan of Round Rock, Texas. Preceded in death by her

husband, Lloyd E. McNiel, three brothers, John, James and Bernard Comerford and

sister, Margaret Huggins. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September

22, 1994 at 9:30 a.m. at the Rees Funeral Home, 600 West Old Ridge Road,

Hobart, to St. Francis Xavier Church at 10 a.m. for Mass of Christian burial,

Rev. Robert B. Evers officiating. Burial at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary. Rosary

Wednesday at 3 p.m. Visitation Wednesday 2 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Rees

Funeral Home Hobart Chapel.

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James E. Meyerchick

James E. Meyerchick, 60, late of Calumet City. Beloved husband of Fran

Briggs (nee Adams); loving son of Violet Young and the late Peter; loving

father of Linda (Bob) Wiles, James (Lisa), David (Brenda) and Douglas (Sheri);

step-father of Gayle (Robert) MacMullan, Jay (Cathy) and Rick; loving

grandfather of seven; loving brother of Ruth Kadlec and Robert (Susan) Young.

Visitation Thursday 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral services Friday, 10 a.m. at Drumm

Funeral Home, 1200 E. 162nd St., (one block west of the Calumet Expressway on

US 6), South Holland. Interment at Skyline Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Meyerchick was a retired supervisor for Acme Steel Company, Chicago.

708-333-0011.

Angeline Montoro

Angeline Montoro, 96, of Hobart and formerly of Gary, passed away on

Sunday, September 18, 1994. She was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic

Church and a former member of Sacred Heart Parish, also, a longtime member of

the Italo-American National Union-"Piemonte" Lodge #53. Preceded in death by

her husband, John in 1971. She is survived by two sons, Joseph (Mary) Montoro

of Miller and Theodore (Stefie) Montoro of Glen Park; four daughters, Domenica

Jaksa of Hobart, Mary Razumich of Merrillville, Angela (Rudy) Heater of Florida

and Frances Montoro of Hobart; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the

Stilinovich & Wiatrolik Funeral Home to SS. Peter & Paul Church for a 11 a.m.

Mass with her grandson, Rev. Joseph Montoro, officiating. Interment will follow

at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens in Schererville. Visitation will be Tuesday

from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Stilinovich & Wiatrolik Funeral Home, 7535

Taft St. (Hwy 55), Merrillville. A prayer service will be offerd at 7 p.m.

Tuesday.

Herbert H. Moritz

Herbert H. Moritz, 62, of Hammond, Indiana, passed away Sunday, September

18, 1994. He is survived by his wife Joan; one daughter, Millie (Charles)

Johnson of Hessville; three brothers, Arthur (Jo) Moritz of Lansing, Raymond

(Wilma) Moritz of Hammond and Robert (Shirley) Moritz of Merrillville; three

sisters, Mildred Nagdeman of Munster, Myrtle Keilman of Hammond and Anna Mae

(Jewell) DeWitt of East Chicago; several nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 22, 1994, 10 a.m. at the

Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Lawson officiating. Burial in

Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, Indiana. Friends are invited to

meet with the family Wednesday 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. Moritz was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy; retired from

Blaw Knox after 35 years; was a Security Guard at I.S.M. and a veteran of the

U.S. Army.

Steve J. Mrzlack

Steve J. Mrzlack, 84, of Lansing, passed away Monday, September 19,

1994. Survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters, Pat (Dr. Roy) Carlson and

Katie (Ernest) Rafalski; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one

brother, Charles (Millie) Mrzlack and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road,

Lansing on Wednesday 3 to 9 p.m. with a Wake service at 7 p.m. Private

graveside services will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery in Reynolds, Indiana.

Mr. Mrzlak was the former owner of Steve's Tavern in Thornton Illinois. In

lieu of flowers, contributions to the Lansing Paramedics would be appreciated.

Henry Nevlida

Henry Nevlida, 74, of Lansing, passed away Sunday, September 18, 1994.

He is survived by his wife, Sophie; three daughters, Carol (Jack) Linville of

Glenwood, Yvonne (Joseph) Takacs of Hammond and Nadine Nevlida (James) Benson

of Lansing; four grandsons, Timothy (Holly), Thomas, Joseph Takacs and Brett

Linville; one great grandson, Timmy Takacs; three brothers, Gus of Chicago,

Chuck of Cedar Lake and Harry of Hammond; two sisters, Alice Sneder of

California and Lorine Nevlida of Highland. Mr. Nevlida was preceded in death by

his sisters, Gladys and Ada.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 22, 1994 at 8:15 a.m. at

the Solan Funeral Home, 7109 Calumet Ave., Hammond with a Mass of Christian

burial at 9 a.m. at St. Ann Church in Lansing, IL. with Rev. Larry Collins

officiating. Burial at Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, Illinois. Friends may

visit with the family Wednesday at the Solan Funeral Home from 3 to 5 and 7 to

9 p.m.

Mrs. Nevlida was a lifelong area resident; member of St. Ann Church in

Lansing; member U.N.A.; veteran World War II; retired from Blaw Knox after 30

years of service and Sears after 17 years of service.

Rollin Orr

Rollin Orr, 78, of Lowell, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 1994. He

is survived by four step-sons, Kenneth McCallister, Patrick McCallister,

Richard McCallister and Michael McCallister; one niece, Faye Patchin of Bonners

Ferry, Idaho.

A Memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 22, 1994, 7 P.M. at

the Sheets Funeral Home, 604 E. Commerical Ave., Lowell, Indiana with Pastor

Charles Hochmuth officiating.

Mr. Orr was a Life member of V.F.W. Post #8283 of Steger, Illinois,

American Legion Post #261 of Cedar Lake, Amvets Post #15 of Cedar Lake and

Eagles Aerie#2529 of Cedar Lake.

Martha F. Pavnica

Martha F. Pavnica, 91, of Whiting, formerly of Black Oak, passed away

Sunday, September 18, 1994. Survived by daughter-in-law, JoAnn (late Leonard)

Pavnica of Highland; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and many

nieces and nephews; one sister, Eleanor (late Joe) Lach of Whiting; one

brother, Frank (Ann) Frankowiak of Springfield, IL.; two sisters-in-law,

Dorothy (late Stanley) Frankowiak of Hammond and Dorothy (late Alex) Frankowiak

of Arizona. Martha was preceded in death by her husband, George Sr., two

daughters, Martha and Lucille; three sons, George Jr., Walter and Leonard;

three brothers, Frank, Stanley and Alex; two sisters, Julia and Frances;

sister-in-law, Stephanie Frankowiak.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 21, 1994 at 12:15 p.m.

at the Solan Funeral Home, 7109 Calumet Ave., Hammond, Indiana with a Mass of

Christian burial at 1 p.m. at St. Adalbert Church, Whiting, Indiana with Rev.

Walter Rakoczy officiating. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may visit

with the family Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at theSolan Funeral home.

Wake service 3 p.m.

Mrs. Pavnica was a lifelong resident of the Calumet Region.

Kenneth J. Pearson

Kenneth J. Pearson, 69, of Thornton, Illinois, passed away Monday,

September 19, 1994 at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Margaret (nee

Zander) of Thornton; two sons, Paul (Mary Ann) of Calumet City, Illinois and

William (Frances) of Orlando, Florida; one step-daughter, Michelle Michels of

Thornton, Illinois; three step-sons, Jeffrey and Kevin Michels, both of

Thornton, Illinois and Steven (Laurie) Michels of Calumet City, Illinois; two

grandsons, Nicholas and Michael Pearson; and one step-granddaughter, Cassandra

Michels. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sainta (nee D'Amico) in

1988.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 22, 1994, 9 a.m. at

Smits Funeral Homes (DeYoung-Vroegh Chapel), 649 East 162nd St. (Rt 6), South

Holland, Illinois with 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Jude Church, 154th & Cottage Grove

Ave., South Holland with the Rev. John Powers officiating. Interment at

Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, Illinois. Visitation Wednesday 2 to 9 p.m. at

the funeral home. Mr. Pearson retired from Allis-Chalmers after 38

years; he was a Navy veteran of World War II; member of the Catholic War

Veterans of Chicago Heights Post #1060; American Legion Thornton Post #1070;

Village of Thornton Trustee for 12 years and Thornton Village President from

1989 to 1993; member of Thornton Lions Club and past member for 8 years of

District #154 School Board. Memorials to the St. Jude School Recreational Fund

or charity of choice appreciated. 708-333-7000.

Jozef Rajchert

Jozef Rajchert, 61, of East Chicago, passed away Monday, September 19,

1994 at St. Catherine Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Maria; one son,

Joseph P. Rajchert of Whiting; three daughters, Jadzia (Tim) Soy of Griffith,

Joanna Rajchert of Aspen, Colorado and Dr. Donna Marie M.D. Rajchert of East

Haven, Connecticut; two grandsons, Vincent and Jeremy Soy; beloved brothers

and sisters-in-law, Bill and Helena Nuttall of Hammond, Tony and Alfrieda

Dzierman of California, Zosia Bulla of France, Jasia Biesiek of New Zeland and

Tadek and Colette Kornobis of France; also, many nieces, nephews and dear

friends.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 22, 1994, 9:30 a.m.

from the Mysliwy Funeral Home, 4902 Reading Ave., East Chicago (6 blks west of

Indianapolis Blvd), and 10 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church with Rev. Joseph

Niezgoda officiating. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, Illinois.

Visitation Wednesday 2 to 9 p.m. Liturgical Wake Service Wednesday 3 p.m.

Mr. Rajchert was a resident of East Chicago for 38 years; a member of St.

Stanislaus Church; a retiree of the Inland Stel Company with 33 years of

service and a member of Local #1010.

Ruth Alice

"Betty" Scott

Ruth Alice "Betty" Scott, 77, of Fairfield, Illinois, formerly of Hammond,

Indiana, passed away Monday, September 12, 1994. She is survived by husband,

Ruel L. Scott; three daughters, Peggy (Verlin) Burkett of Indianapolis, Betty

(John) Locke of Buffalo, Missouri and Kay (Gary) Centers of Hammond; ten

grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Funeral services were held Thursday, September 15, 1994 from the Johnson

Funeral Home in Fairfield, Illinois. 618-842-6006

Mrs. Scott was a member of the First Christian Church in Fairfield.

Brandy M. Sherry

Brandy M. Sherry, 19, of Hammond, passed away Sunday, September 4 , 1994.

He is survived by his mother, Barbara Corey of Hammond; father, Lenny Simala of

Highland; brother, Mike Simala and sister, Carol Simala, both of Highland;

grandmothers, Marie Sherry of Highland and Dorothy Frenzel of Lake Station;

aunts and uncles, Linda (Jim) Myers of Schererville, Joyce (Tim) Greenwood of

Hammond, Dennis (Sharon) Simala of Highland, Diane (Jeff) Gilmore of Las Vegas,

Barbara (Mike) Fayette of Hammond, Nancy (Sam) Karas of Lowell and Jackie Crook

of Highland; also, many cousins.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 24, 1994 at 10 a.m. at

the Fagen-Miller Funeral Gardens, 2828 Highway Ave., Highland, with Rev.Karl

Davies, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday 2 to 5 and

7 to 9 p.m.

Brandy was a former employee of Schweitzers Bakery in Highland and Boz Hot

Dogs in Hammond.

Blanche L. Struble

Blanche L. Struble, 84, of Merrillville, passed away Monday, September

19, 1994. She is survived by one daughter, Noreen (Cornell) Oresik of DeMotte;

one son, Howard (Carol) Struble of Valparaiso; six grandchildren, Larry and Tom

Gulotta, Tammy (Ralph) Mora, Lisa (Brent) Inabnit, Jason (Jenny) Struble and

Christine Struble; one great granddaughter, Katelyn Michelle Inabit; one

sister, Evelyn (Ken) Hoffman of DeMotte; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death

by her husband, Harold in 1977

Funeral services Thursday, September 22, 1994 at 11 a.m. from the

Merrillville United Methodist Church, 305 East 68th Place, with Rev. Lorin L.

Clemenz officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville.

Friends may call at the Geisen Funeral Home, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville on

Wednesday 2 to 9 p.m. On Thursday morning friends may call at the church from

10 a.m. until time of scheduled service.

Mrs. Struble was a member of the Merrillville United Methodist Church, the

Martha Circle of United Methodist Women and the Methodist Hospital Auxiliary.

Nick Vinich

a.k.a. Mile Mrkobrada

Nick Vinich (a.k.a. Mile Mrkobrada), 96, of Gary, passed away on Monday,

September 19, 1994. He was a lifelong area resident. A member of the St. Elijah

Serbian Orthodox Cathedral and Lodge #170 of the Serb National Federation.

Also, a retired employee of U.S. Steel Gary Works. He was preceded in death by

Rose. He is survived by his step-daughter, Milka Vukicevic of Gary; niece,

Radojka (Dragan) Zivanovic of Yugoslavia; great nephew, Nikola Zivanovic and

great niece, Ivana Zivanovic, both of Yugoslavia; dear friend, Danny D. Simic

and family of Merrillville and Judy Hubbell of Hobart.

Funeral services will be Thursday, September 22, 1994 at 10 a.m. at the

St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Cathedral with the Very Rev. Lazar Kostur,

officiating. Interment will follow at Calumet Park Cemetery. Visitation will be

on Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Stilinovich & Wiatrolik Funeral Home, 7535

Taft St., Merrillville. A Pomen Service will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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