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Shirley D. Arlandson
Lowell, IN / Lansing, IL.
Shirley D. Arlandson, 75, of Lowell, IN. formerly of Lansing, IL. passed
away on Friday, January 16, 1998. Survived by two sons, Gary (Mary) of Shelby,
Indiana and Steve Arlandson of DeMotte, Indiana; one daughter, Gayle Gentz of
Lowell; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one sister, Lois (Joseph)
Chrzanowski of Lansing.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 19, 1998, 11 a.m. from the
Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, IL. Burial at Homewood
Memorial Gardens, Homewood, IL. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday 3
to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mrs. Arlandson served in the WACS during World War II. She was a retired
seamstress from Hofstra's Men's Store and was the first female letter carrier
Harold W. Armold
Calumet City, IL.
Harold W. Armold, 83, late of Calumet City, Illinois, passed away
Thursday, January 15, 1998. Survived by his wife, Florence (nee Gauthier); one
brother-in-law, Robert W. Gauthier; one sister-in-law, Constance G. (James)
Gregg; many nieces, nephews and friends, including Lois A. Hays and Larry and
Kathy Black. Preceded in death by his son, Ronald H. Armold.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 19, 1998, 11:30 a.m. prayers
from the Hennessy-Nowak Funeral Home, 400 Pulaski Road (154th St.), Calumet
City, Illinois, to St. Victor Church, Mass 12 Noon. Entombment, Holy Cross
Mausoleum. Visitation Sunday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mr. Armold was a retired employee of U.S. Steel Gary Works after 44 years
Walter Beasley, 84, of Hammond, IN. passed away Wednesday, January 14,
1998 at St. Margaret Hospital. Survived by wife, Lena Beasley; two sisters,
Annie Cornelius and Louise Woods, both of Los Angeles, CA; two sisters-in-law,
and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 19, 1998 at 11 A.M. from
Bethel AME Church, 6155 Ray St., Hammond, IN., Rev. James Parker officiating.
Interment at Concordia Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Friends may call on Monday,
January 19th at Bethel AME Church from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to funeral services.
Mr. Beasley was retired from Harbison-Walker. He was a veteran of World
War II and served on the Trustee Board of Bethel AME Church. Arrangements by
Hinton-Williams Funeral Home, East Chicago, Indiana.
Ohio / Indiana
Mary Calacci, beloved wife of the late Peter Calacci. Devoted mother of
Virgil Calacci and Carol Rogers. Dear grandmother of Peter Calacci and Alex,
Matthew and Elizabeth Rogers. Dearest sister of Louise Romanak, Ann Borto and
the late James, Dominic and Maria Bianchi. Also survived by many nieces and
nephews. Mother of hundreds of boys that lived at Monsignor Michael A.
Campagna's Hoosier Boys Town from 1947 to 1984. Beloved member of the Calacci
and Bianchi families. Beloved friend of all who knew her. January 15, 1998.
Visitation will be Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Shorten and Ryan Funeral
Home, 400 Reading Rd., Mason, OH. Funeral service will be Monday 10 a.m. at the
St. Michael Church 11144 Spinner Ave., Sharonville, OH.
Teresa P. Cuadra
Teresa P. Cuadra, 64, of East Chicago, passed away Wednesday, January 14,
1998, at UIC Hospital in Chicago. She is survived by her husband, Joaquin D.
Cuadra; 11 children, Maria Nieves (Miguel) Verduzco, Joaquin (Adele) Cuadra,
Ignacio Cuadra, Graciela (Rogelio) Lozano, Jesus Manuel (Kimberly) Cuadra,
Maria Teresa (Rene) Villa, Maria Elena (Edward) Lopez, Jose Luis Cuadra, Carlos
(Marisela) Cuadra, Lucia Martinez and Juan Ramon Cuadra; 27 grandchildren; and
two sisters, Esther (Salvador) Mendez and Sr. Evangelina Pena.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 17th, at 9:15 a.m. at the
Fife Funeral Home, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd, East Chicago, IN. and 10 a.m. at
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in East Chicago, with Rev. Juan Gonzalez, C.PP.S.
officiating. Burial at St. John Cemetery. Visitation at the Fife Funeral Home
will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Mrs. Cuadra was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church; a member of
Cursillistas; and a resident of East Chicago since 1957.
Stefanie Dzioba, 78, of Munster, passed away Thursday, January 15, 1998.
She is survived by two daughters, Marcia (late Martin) Loprich and Irene
(Michael) Medynsky, both of Munster six grandchildren: Daniel Loprich of
Indianapolis, Kristine Loprich of Munster, Lisa and Teresa (twins) Medysnky,
Adriana and Marko Medysnky, all of Munster; and family and friends in the
Ukraine. Preceded in death by her husband, Theodore.
Funeral services will be Monday, January 19, 1998 at 10 A.M. DIRECTLY at
St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church, (corner of White Oak & Ridge Road),
Munster, IN.,with Rev. John Hritzko officiating. Mrs. Dzioba will lie in state
at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. At rest, St. Nicholas
Cemetery, Hammond. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday 2 to 5 and 7 to
9 p.m. at the Solan Funeral Home, 7109 Calumet Ave., Hammond, IN. Parastas 7:30
P.M. Sunday at the funeral home.
Stefanie was a member and one of the original founders of St. Josaphat
Ukrainian Catholic Church, member of Church Sisterhood and the Ukrainian
National Women's League Branch 102. She is retired from Simmons Manufacturing
Maria Ignacia Gonzalez
South Chicago, IL.
Maria Ignacia Gonzalez (nee Diaz), 73, late of South Chicago, passed
awayWednesday, January 14, 1998. Beloved daughter of late Pioquinto Diaz and
late Jesus (nee Salsedo); loving wife of the late Federico Gonzalez; devoted
mother of Fred (Julie) Gonzalez, Henry (Esperanza) Gonzalez and Anita (Louis
Jr.) Ybarra; dearest grandmother of Anne Marie Ybarra, Louis Ybarra III, Lisa
Marie Ybarra and Monica Marie Ybarra; dear sister of Pioquinto Diaz, Pedro
Diaz, Luis Diaz, Jose Diaz, Benjamin Diaz, Carmen De Vargas, Felis Anguiano,
Maria De La Luz Avila, Jesus Rodriguez, Josefina Mejia, late Salvador Diaz,
late Jenaro Diaz, late Manuel Diaz and late Maria Padilla; fond aunt of
numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 19, 1998 at 8:15 a.m. from
the Brown Funeral Home, 2939 East 95th Street, Chicago, IL. to Our Lady of
Guadalupe Catholic Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. At rest, Holy
Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL. Visitation Saturday and Sunday 2 to 9 p.m
Ruth D. Hamilton
Ruth D. Hamilton, 81, of Glen Park, passed away at St. Mary Medical
Center, Hobart, after a long illness on Friday, January 16, 1998. She was a
loving homemaker and mother. A 25 year member of the Loyal Order of Moose
Chapter #1438 Crown Point. Preceded in death by a son, Richard D. Hamilton.
Survived by husband, Russell Hamilton; two children, Curtis E. (Rose) Hamilton
of Valparaiso and Delores (Charles) Chamberlain of Anaheim, CA.; eight
grandchildren; five great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; four
sisters, Isabell Herley of Bremen, IN., Rosalie Triplett of Rockford, IL.,
Shirley (Frank) Bretzinger and Marcella (Marvin) Miller, all of Rensselaer,
IN; one brother, Harold Smith of Kentland, IN; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services Monday, January 19, 1998, 1 p.m. at the Geisen Funeral
Home, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville, with Dolores Frahm officiating. Burial at
Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN. Friends may call on Sunday 2 to
8 p.m. at the Geisen Funeral Home in Merrillville.
Nancy Horejs (nee Viga), 58, of Highland, IN., passed away on Thursday,
January 15, 1998. Survived by husband, Jim; three children, Jim (Sylvia) Horejs
of Colville, Washington State, Laurie Horejs of Highland, IN. and Bob (Angela)
Horejs of Lisle, IL; three grandchildren, Neal, Cassie and Daina; and one
brother, Walter (Lynn) Viga of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Saturday, January 17, 1998 at the Kuiper
Funeral Home Chapel with a Mass of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of
Grace Church with Rev. Edward Moszur officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn
Cemetery, Schererville, Indiana. Friends are invited to meet with the family on
Friday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road
(two blocks south of Ridge Road), Highland, Indiana.
Nancy was a member of Our Lady of Grace Church in Highland. Prayer service
will be held 3 p.m. Friday. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of
the Calumet Area.
Joseph T. "Ted" Kaminsky
Las Vegas / Whiting, IN.
Joseph T. "Ted" Kaminsky, 69, of Las Vegas, formerly of Whiting, IN.,
passed away Sunday, January 11, 1998 at his residence. He is survived by two
children, Pam Kaminsky of Chesterton and Ron Kaminsky of Whiting; two sisters,
Mary Monica Kaminsky of Long Beach, CA. and Faith (Morris "Moe") Pratt of
Schererville; two nephews, Ben (Patty) Tumidalsky of Alabama and Bob (Madge)
Tumidalsky of Hammond; uncle, Mike (late Mary) Kaminsky of Whiting; three
aunts, Johanna (late Julius) Kaminsky and Rosemary (late Frank) Kaminsky, both
of Whiting and Nellie (late Adam) Kaminsky of California. Preceded in death by
his parents, Joseph and Anne (Kornidas) Kaminsky.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 19, 1998, 9:30 a.m. at the
Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting, IN. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be offered at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whiting,
with the Rev. John E. Kalicky, C.PP.S. officiating. Interment at Chapel Lawn
Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN. Visitation at the funeral home Sunday 2 to
9 p.m. Prayer service at the funeral home Sunday at 4 p.m.
Ted was a lifelong resident of Whiting prior to moving to Las Vegas 7
years ago. He was a Army veteran of the Korean Conflict; member of American
Legion Whiting Post #80, who will conduct memorial services at the funeral home
Sunday at 8 p.m., and a retiree of the Lever Bros. Co., Hammond, with a service
of 42 years. 219-659-4400
Edward C. Kennell
Evanston, IL / Crown Point, IN.
Edward C. Kennell, 97, of Evanston, Illinois, formerly of Crown Point,
Indiana, passed away Thursday, January 15, 1998 at the King Home Nursing
Facility in Evanston, IL. Survived by son, Edward (Marjorie) Kennell of
Atlanta, GA.; two daughters, Camilla (Donald) Racine of Evanston, IL. and
Patricia (John) Carroll of Sarasota, FL.; 11 grandchildren; seven great
grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife, Marie.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 19, 1998 at 10 a.m. at the
Geisen Funeral Home with Father Robert Naglich officiating. Burial at Calumet
Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Friends may call at Geisen Funeral Home, 109 North
East Street, Crown Point, IN. on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 5 P.M. only.
Mr. Kennell was a former member of St. Mary Church, Crown Point. Executive
Vice President of the First National Bank of East Chicago with over 35 years of
service; and past member of City Farmers. Info. 219-663-2500.
Edward L. Koch
Crown Point / Schererville
Edward L. Koch, 77, of Crown Point, formerly of Schererville, passed away
at his residence on Thursday, January 15, 1998. A member of St. Mary's Catholic
Church in Crown Point. Mr. Koch was the former owner/operator of the restaurant
lounge businesses: Eddies Tap and Schererville Lounge, both in Schererville and
Koch's Hour Glass in Dyer. Retired member of the Schererville Volunteer Fire
Department with 20 years service; a WWII Army veteran serving with the 17th
General Hospital in Naples, Italy. Survived by wife, Frances Maxine Koch of
Crown Point; one son, Edward R. (Micki) Koch of Schererville; one daughter,
Karen (Philip) Paul of Merrillville; two granddaughters, Stormy (Bret)
Stillwell of Champaign, IL. and Lisa Rodgers of Elkhart, IN; one grandson,
Matthew Paul of Merrillville; three great grandchildren, Jamie, James and
Jessica Rodgers of Elkhart, IN; four sisters, Geraldine Thompson of
Merrillville, Marie Kaiser of Crown Point, Bernice (Robert) Hynes of
Merrillville and Adeline (Tony) Beda of Crown Point; and two brothers, George
(Cel) Koch of Merrillville and Clarence (Carrie) Koch of Hanover Park, IL.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 19, 1998 at 9:15 a.m.
from the Geisen Funeral Home, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville, IN., to St. Mary's
Catholic Church for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial with Msgr. Don C. Grass,
officiating. Entombment to follow at the Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville.
Friends may call at Geisen Funeral Home on Sunday 1 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m.
Rosary service will be offered Sunday at 2:30 p.m., followed by Schererville
Volunteer Fire Department memorial service at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 321 E. Joliet
St., Crown Point, IN. 46307.
Catherine Kosakowski, 76, of Hammond, IN., passed away on Friday, January
16 1998. Survived by husband, Edmund; son, David Kosakowski of Hammond; and
nephew, Jack (Lois) Sciotto of Bridgeton, Indiana.
Mrs. Kosakowski was born and raised in Diamond, Indiana. She moved to the
Hammond area where she attended and graduated from Washington High School in
East Chicago, class of 1941. She was employed by the Sinclair Oil Company for
ten years in administration. She was a member of the ARCO Sinclair Retirees
Club and was an avid walker and member of the Woodmar Mall walkers group.
Services private. Arrangements by the Virgil Huber Funeral Home of Hessville,
Anthony F. Lesniewski
Anthony F. Lesniewski, 85, late of Hegewisch, IL., passed away Thursday,
January 15, 1998 at the Manor Care in South Holland, Illinois. Survived by
wife, Bernice (nee Stypula); three daughters, Mary Ann (Richard) Emerson, Alice
John Kresich and Kathy (Fred) Young; two brothers, Joseph (Helen) and Edward
(Adeline) Lesniewski two sisters, Harriet (late Joseph) Smith and Bernice (late
Leo) Pawlowski; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Preceded in
death by two brothers, John (Alfreda) and Frank Lesniewski.
Services Monday, January 19, 1998 at 9:30 a.m. from Opyt Funeral Home,
13350 Baltimore Ave., Hegewisch, IL. to St. Florian Church for 10 a.m. Mass.
Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 2 to 9 p.m.
Mr. Lesniewski was retired from ABEX in Hammond after 42 years service;
member of South East Sportsmen Club; and former Board of Director of First
Savings Bank of Hegewisch.
Rose Marie Lewis
Rensselaer / Hammond Rose Marie Lewis, 96, of Rensselaer, IN., passed
away at 5:20 A.M. on Friday, January 16, 1998 at the Rensselaer Care Center.
Born May 15, 1901 in Pulaski Co., Indiana to the late Frank E. and Harriett
(Overmyer) Young. Married June 17, 1925 in North Liberty, Indiana to Cecil
Philip Lewis who preceded her in death Dec. 10, 1987. Survived by sons, Phil
(Sharon) Lewis of Rensselaer, IN. and Roger (Ruth) Lewis of Mulberry, IN; eight
grandchildren; eight great grandchildren. Also preceded in death by son, Hubert
Lewis, five brothers and three sisters. Visitation Sunday, January 18th from
2 to 8 p.m. at Jackson Funeral Chapel in Rensselaer, IN., with Rev. Woody Slade
officiating. Funeral services Monday, January 19, 1998 at 10 a.m. from Jackson
Funeral Chapel. Interment, Monterey I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Monterey. Mrs.
Lewis was a retired teacher. She moved to Jasper County in 1947 having lived in
Pulaski Co. and Hammond. A graduate of Monterey High School, she attended
Valparaiso University, Indiana University, North Manchester University,
Indianapolis Teacher's College and had taken classes at Purdue University. Rose
taught kindergarten in Pulaski County and Starke County for 5 years. From 1955
to 1966 she taught kindergarten in Rensselaer. She was a member of the First Christian Church
of Rensselaer where she had been a Sunday school teacher and served as church
group leader. She was a member and past president of the Christian Women
Fellowship at the church; member and past president of the Rensselaer Senior
Citizen's Club; member of the Ladies Literary Club, Jasper County Historical
Society, Harmony Homemakers Home Ec Club and the Community Service
Organization. She had also been a girl scout leader and in 1972 spent two weeks
touring the Holyland. Cecelia D. Mirro Crown Point/Lowell/Merrillville
Cecelia D. Mirro, 81, of Crown Point, formerly of Lowell and Merrillville
passed away Thursday, January 15, 1998. Survived by five children: John a.
(Mary) Mirro Jr., M.D. of Crown Point, Marie Mirro (David) Edmonds of Medina,
OH., Michael (Jeanne) Mirro M.D. of Ft. Wayne, Maureen Mirro (Michael) Zimmer
of Alexandria, VA. and Kathleen Mirro (Henry) Clarke of Gaithersburgh, MD.; 17
grandchildren; two brothers, Byrne O'Malley and Francis O'Malley, both of
Highland. Preceded in death by her husband, Dr. John A. Mirro, Sr. Mrs.
Mirro was a member of St. Matthias Church and a former member of St. Stephen
Martyr Church and St. Edward Church. She was an Army veteran of World War II
having served as a nurse. She was a registered nurse and member of the Catholic
Nurses Society. 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. Vigil service 4 p.m. Funeral services will
be held Monday, January 19, 1998 at 9:30 a.m. from Pruzin & Little Chapel and
10 A.M. at St. Matthias Church with Rev. Myron Lowisz and Rev. Terry Steffens
officiating. Burial at Calumet Park Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to
Sojourners Truth House, 410 West 13th Avenue, Gary, IN. 46407. James D.
Mitchell Calumet City, IL. James D. Mitchell, 61, late of Calumet City,
Illinois, passed away on Thursday, January 15, 1998. He is survived by his
wife, Joanne F. Mitchell; two children, Julie (Daniel) Barnum and John
(Michele) Mitchell; three grandchildren, Riley, Callie and Mitchell Barnum; a
brother, Winford Mitchell and sister, Margaret Pierce. Funeral services will
be Monday, January 19, 1998, 9:30 a.m. prayers from the Hennessy-Nowak Funeral
Home, 400 Pulaski Road (154th Street), Calumet City, IL., to St. Victor Church,
Mass 10 a.m. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 2 to 9 p.m.
Mr. Mitchell was a 37 year employee of the Ford Motor Company. In lieu of
flowers, donations to the American Heart Association would be appreciated.
Kristin N. Moore (nee Hellman) Seoul Korea / Gary, IN. Kristin N. Moore
(nee Hellman), 56, passed away from cancer in Seoul Korea on January 13, 1998.
Kristin was born March 26, 1941 to Arne C. and Nancy L. (nee Edstrom) Hellman
in Gary, Indiana. Kristin was a graduate of Horace Mann High School and Purdue
University. She taught at Wirth High School in Gary before she joined the U.S.
Department of Defense School. System. She taught the children of U.S. personnel
stationed overseas, until her death. She was stationed in Taiwan, Japan,
Okinawa, Belgium and Korea during her career. Kristin is survived by her
husband, Ted Lee Moore; daughters, Kathryn T. Moore and Margaret L. Moore and
her son, Karl M. Moore, all of Korea. Also surviving are her sister, Karin L.
(Hellman) Muncie and John Muncie of Lafayette, IN. and her brother, Karl H.
Hellman and Carol A. (Spears) Hellman of Ann Arbor, Michigan; also two nephews,
one niece, and many uncles and cousins. Funeral services Monday, January 19,
1998, 2 p.m. at the Burns Funeral Home, (corner of 101st & Broadway)
Merrillville/Crown Point Chapel. Interment at Calumet Park Cemetery,
Merrillville. Friends may call at the Burns Funeral Home on Monday from 1 to 2
p.m., time of services. Elizabeth Anne (Hale) Progar St. John, IN.
Elizabeth Anne (Hale) Progar, 79, a long time resident of St. John, passed away
on Thursday, January 15, 1998. Preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and
Elizabeth Hale and brothers, Harvey and Harry Hale. She is survived by her
husband, Frank, sister, Irene Algozine, and numerous sisters and
brothers-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be
celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in St. John, Indiana on
Monday, January 19, 1998 at 10 A.M. with Father Stephen Titko, celebrant.
Burial will follow in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN. Friends
may call at the Burdan Funeral Home, 12901 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake, Indiana on
Sunday, January 18th from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Scripture Service will be
held at 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon by Father Titko. Mrs. Progar was born
November 28, 1918 in East Chicago. She graduated from East Chicago Washington
High School in 1937. On November 18, 1941 she married Frank Progar and lived in
St. John. She was employed by LTV Steel for 43 years and was a member of the
United Steel Workers Union Local 1011. She was a member of the LTV Old Timers
Club. She was a 45 year member of American Legion Post #369 of East Chicago.
She was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She was a
beloved wife, aunt, and friend, and she will be truly missed by all who knew
and loved her. Flag George W. Queer, Jr. Munster George W. Queer
Jr., 78, of Munster, IN. died Thursday, January 15, 1998 after an extended
illness. He is survived by his wife, Bernadette M.; three daughters, Judith
(GC) Sharp of Allen, TX, Nancy (Tim) Merriman of Griffith and Deborah (Jeffrey)
Bream of Lynwood, IL; one step-daughter, Betsy (Richard) Chase of Austin, TX;
one brother, Robert (Mary) Queer of Calumet City, IL; five grandchildren;
Tracey and Tim, Jr. Merriman, David, Daniel and Jamie Bream. Preceded in death
by his parents, George W. Sr. and Ethel W. Queer, his brother, Rodger D. Quinn
and his first wife, Lorella L.(nee Walker) Queer. Funeral services will be
held 10 a.m. Saturday, January 17, 1998 at the First Christian Church of
Lansing with Jeffrey Bream, Minister, officiating. Burial at Elmwood Cemetery,
Hammond, Indiana. Friends are invited to meet with the family Friday 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (2 blocks south of
Ridge Road), Highland, Indiana. Mr. Queer was employed by the Inland Steel
Company for 42 years retiring as a member of supervision. He served in the U.S.
Navy Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. Member of the First
Christian Church of Lansing where he was an elder. In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to the First Christian Church of Lansing, IL.
Michael W. Ryan Hammond Michael W. Ryan, 37, of Hammond, passed away on
Wednesday, January 14, 1998 at St. Margaret Hospital. Survivors include his
mother, Anita (nee Vicencio); father, William (Priscilla) Ryan; three
brothers, Richard and Wally of Chicago, and Troy; five sisters, Barbara
(Michael) Presley of Chicago, Kim Cunningham of Fort Myers, FL., Donna (Shane)
Cunningham of Tennessee, Rosemary Campbell of Chicago and Michelle Donato of
Chicago; fiancee, Bonnie Dagly of Hammond, with child; and very good friend,
Don Nesmith of Hammond. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday,
January 19, 1998 at the Owens Funeral Home (Calumet Ave. & 119th St.),
Whiting, with Father Matthew Jozefiak, C.PP.S. officiating. Burial at St.
Casimir Cemetery, Chicago. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from
2 to 9 p.m. Mr. Ryan was a lifelong resident of the Calumet Region. In lieu
of flowers, gifts may be made to the family. Frances A. Sanders Cedar Lake
Frances A. Sanders, 81, a long time resident of Cedar Lake, passed away on
Thursday, January 15, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Al and three
brothers, Joe Gaskey, Victor Gaskey and Barney Gaskey. She is survived by her
daughter, Nancy (Euby) Gandy of Cedar Lake; three sisters, Angeline (Milan)
Stevens, Rose (Joe) Dudzik and Lillian (Jim) Milligan; two brothers, Walter
Gaskey and Ted Gaskey, four grandchildren, Gina Shoemaker, James (Denise)
Gandy, Daniel Gandy and Michelle Schweitzer; five great grandchildren, four
great great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral
services wil be conducted from the Burdan Funeral Home 12901 Wicker Ave., Cedar
Lake, Indiana on Monday, January 19, 1998 at 11 a.m. with Father John Strebig
officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville.
Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday, January 18th from 2 to 5 and 7 to
9 p.m. The rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening. In lieu of
flowers, the family requests donations to St. Anthony Hospice of Crown Point or
the Franciscan Homes and Community Services, Inc. Mrs. Sanders was a lifelong
resident of the Calumet Region. She was a parishioner of Holy Name of Jesus
Catholic Church and member of the Charlene Club. Bernice Redmond Skinner
Hammond Bernice Redmond Skinner, 87, of Hammond, entered into her eternal
home Saturday, January 10, 1998 at the Lutheran Nursing Center in St. Louis,
MO. She is survived by her grandson, Elvert McNutt of Chicago, IL;
sister-in-law, Cloverence Ellis of Gary, IN; niece, Dorothy Sanders of
Indianapolis, Indiana; special cousins, Evelyn Smith, Elaine Robinson and
Wesley Jones, all of St. Louis, MO., Ruth Giles of Los Angeles, CA.; special
friends, Rod Ivy, Nancy Alexich, Miko Hamiltion and Jean Pentek; and a host of
other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Delvia Skinner
and one son, Jerry Powell Funeral services will be held Sunday evening,
January 18, 1998 at 7 P.M. at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1047 Kenwood,
Hammond, IN., with C. J. Huber Funeral Home of Hammond, IN., in charge of the
arrangements. Burial on Tuesday, January 20th at Evergren Memorial Park,
Hobart, Indiana. Friends may call at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1047 Kenwood
St., Hammond, IN. on Sunday evening from 3 to 5 p.m. Mrs. Skinner was a
devoted member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Hammond where she served on the
usher board, in the choir and most recently on the mother board. She was
employed by the C.J. Huber Funeral Home for over 55 years. She will be missed
by all that knew and loved her. Andrew Sovich Portage Andrew Sovich, 80,
of Portage, Indiana, passed away on Friday, January 16, 1998. Survived by wife,
Margaret; one son, Thomas (Debbie) Sovich of Crown Point; one daughter, Carol
(David) Lazar of Bloomingdale, IL; two brothers, George (Carolyn) Sovich of
Gary and Michael (Gerladine) Sovich of Chesterton; four grandchildren and many
nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are being completed at the Burns
Funeral Home, (corner of 101st & Broadway), Merrillville/ Crown Point
Chapel. 219-769-0044. Coach John A. Stefek Hobart / Merrillville
Coach John A. Stefek, 73, of Hobart, former long time Merrillville resident
passed away at home on Friday, January 9, 1998. Survived by wife of 46 years,
JoAnne Stefek; daughters, Nancy J. Stark of Seattle, Washington and Marsha
Gratner of Sulphur Springs, Indiana and her husband David; grandson, Ryan Hasan
of Bloomington, IN. Memorial Services Monday, January 19, 1998, 11 a.m. at
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 54th & Harrison Street, Merrillville, Indiana, Pastor
Donald Weber and Rev. David Neville officiating. Friends are invited for a time
of sharing at the Burns Funeral Home, (corner of 101st & Broadway),
Merrillville/Crown Point Chapel, on Sunday, January 18, 1998 from 2 to 8 p.m.
Cremation at Burns Funeral Home Crematory will precede the memorial visitation
and service. 219-769-0044. John Stefek graduated from Lew Wallace High
School in 1943. After high school he served in the Navy Seabees, the
construction battalion of the Navy. He graduated from Ball State with bachelor
and master degrees in physical education. Coach Stefek began his Merrillville
career in 1950. During his 39 years as a teacher, he was a coach in track and
football for 30 years. Coach Stefek has been honored in many ways including
being nominated "teacher of the year" in 1957 and being elected to the
Merrillville High School Coaches Hall of Fame in 1987. In 1989 Coach Stefek
served as a Grand Marshall for the 4th of July parade. In 1991 the Merrillville
Town Council named a park after him. He was chosen Merrillville "Herald Man of
the Year" in 1992. His most treasured honor was having the Clifford Pierce
Middle School gymnasium named after him on Veteran's Day in 1997. John was past
president of the Merrillville Optimists, 1991-1992. He served as a board member
for the Ostomy Association of Lake and Porter Counties. He was an avid swimmer
who logged in over 2500 miles. Memorials may be made to Clifford Pierce Middle
School Planitarium or Clifford Pierce Middle School Athletic Dept. George J.
Weis St. John, IN. George J. Weis, 92, of St. John, IN. passed away
Thursday, January 15, 1998 at his home. Survived by his wife, Louise, of 66
years; three daughters, Monica (Robert) Fath of St. Germain, WI., Delores
(Larry) Rosinko of Lowell and Darlene (Tony) Norvell of St. John; 22
grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Mary Lee Weis. Preceded
in death by sons, James and Gregory (Pee Wee) Funeral services will be held
Saturday, January 17, 1998 at 11:15 A.M. at the Geisen Funeral Home and 12 Noon
at St. John Evangelist Church, 11211 West 93rd St., St. John, IN., Rev. Kevin
Huber officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN.
Friends may call at the Geisen Funeral Home, 109 No. East Street, Crown Point,
IN. on Friday 2 to 9 P.M. Vigil service will be held Friday at 4 p.m. Mr.
Weis was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in St. John and
the Holy Name Society. He was retired from the St. John Volunteer Fire
Department, who will have memorial service immediately following the vigil
service. He was a self-employed carpenter contractor. Infor. 219-663-2500.
Irene A. Yuratovac (nee Marynowski) East Side Irene A. Yuratovac (nee
Marynowski), 75, late of the East Side. Beloved wife of the late Samuel; loving
mother of Pauline (David) Kountz, Kathy (Mark) Jonas, Mary Ann (Erv) Pander,
George and Thomas Yuratovac, Irene (Carlos) Chacon and the late John
Yuratovac; devoted grandmother of six; great grandmother of seven; dear sister
of Nellie Adams and Bernice Baker; fond sister-in-law of Helen (Nels) Monocchio
and Nellie Marynowski; aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 2
to 9 p.m. Funeral services Monday, January 19, 1998 at 9:30 a.m. from the
Elmwood Chapel, 11200 So. Ewing Ave., Chicago, IL. to Church of the Annunciata,
Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.