Obituaries

1999-01-22T00:00:00Z Obituaries nwitimes.com
January 22, 1999 12:00 am

Norman A. Berglund

South Holland

Norman A. Berglund, 68, of South Holland,

Illinois passed away Wednesday, January 20, 1999 at Ingalls Memorial Hospital,

Harvey, Illinois. He is survived by his wife, Dolores (nee Schaffer); three

daughters, Linda (Rodney) Mruk of Valparaiso, Christine (Mike) of Crown Point

and D. J. (Ernie) Sanchez of Chesterton; one son, Fred (Sandra) Berglund of

Chesterton; 13 grandchildren; one sister, Ruth (late Phil) Palmatier of

Hinsdale, Illinois; sister-in-law, Marion Berglund; preceded in death by his

brother, Roger Berglund.

Memorial services Saturday, January 23, 1999, 11 a.m.

at the Faith Lutheran Church, 18645 Dixie Hwy., Homewood, Illinois with

services conducted by Rev. Timothy Knauff. Interment private. Visitation Friday

2 to 8 p.m. at the Smits-DeYoung-Vroegh Funeral Home, 649 E. 162nd St. (Rt. 6),

South Holland.

Mr. Berglund was a Chicago builder with the family owned

construction company of Fred Berglund & Sons, Inc. for over 50 years.!

He oversaw many important cons

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John B. Bobos

Hammond

John B. Bobos, 76, of Hammond, passed

away on Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at the St. Margaret Mercy Healthcare Centers,

Hammond. He is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Theresa (nee Ban);

five children: Kathy (Al) Hamnik of Highland, Tom (Debbie) of Morton Grove,

IL, Margie (Bob) Slamkowski of Ogden Dunes, John (Kathleen) of Valparaiso and

Jim (Michelle) of Griffith; nine grandchildren: Carolyn, Joe, Mickey, Katie,

Julie, Brian, Rachel, Michael and Mary; three sisters, Sophie (late Emil)

Jacobsen of Plymouth, IN, Dorothy (William) Murawski of Hegewisch, IL and

Maryann Bodnar of Whiting; seven brothers, Joseph (Dolores) of Hessville,

George (Shirley) of California, Gerald of Hammond, James (Lois), Richard

(Justine) and David, all of Whiting, Ronald (Cynthia) of Griffith; many nieces,

nephews and great nieces and great nephews; two brothers-in-law, John (Doris)

Ban of Hobart and Jerry (Toni) Ban of Lansing, IL. Preceded in death by h!

is parents, John and Mary (Kami

Earl W. Carman

Griffith

Earl W. Carman, 67, of Griffith, passed away

Wednesday, January 20, 1999. Survived by wife, Pat (nee Hyde); one son, Jim

(Glyn) Carman of Griffith; one daughter, Kelly (Brian) Tatum of Lake Village;

three grandchildren, Brian, Carrie and Jenna; one brother, Kenneth (Ruth)

Carman of Hammond; and one sister, Luwanda (Keith) Inboden of Illinois.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 23, 1999, 11:30 a.m. at the

Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Rev James Heard officiating. Burial at Chapel

Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN. Friends are invited to meet with the

family on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman

Road (two blocks south of Ridge Road), Highland, Indiana.

Mr. Carman was

retired from Inland Steel after 36 years and was a member of the Inland 25-Year

Club.

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Nick Mandich

Schererville, IN

Nick Mandich, 62, of

Schererville, IN passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 1999. He is survived by

his parents, Louise and Demeter (Dan) Mandich; Beloved companion and friend,

Mona Kropp; four children, Mark (Vicki) Mandich, Steven (Michelle) Mandich,

Melissa (Casey) Carrabine and Elizabeth (Joel) Ogiego; mother of his children,

Carol Mandich; six grandchildren, Nicole, Matthew, Peter, Michael, Danielle and

Madelyn; two sisters, Betty Down and Marlene Palmer; uncles, Nick Kolember and

Dan Kolember; aunt, Sophie Chubrich; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 23, 1999 at 10 A.M. from 1st

Christian Church of Dyer, 704 Joliet, Dyer, IN with Rev. Randy Harrison

officiating. Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Visitation at 1st

Christian Church of Dyer, 704 Joliet (US 30) , Dyer, Indiana on Friday from 1

to 4 and 6 to 9 P.M. and Saturday morning from 9 A.M. until time of service!

s. In lieu of flowers, memorial

Enriqueta Fuentes

Hammond,IN

Enriqueta Fuentes, 63, of Hammond,IN, passed

away Wednesday, January 20, 1999, at her home. She is survived by loving

husband, Luis; loving son, Henry (Michelle) Fuentes of Hammond; loving

daughter, Carmela (Michael) Siedentopf of St.John; two grandchildren, Matthew

and Michael Siedentopf; four sisters, Otila Gonzalez, Raquel (Simon) Garza,

Mary (Richard) Klein and Amelia (Julian) Luna; three brothers,Ruben (Mary Lou)

Cavazos, Antonio Cavazos and Edwardo Cavazos, all of Texas; numerous nieces

and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 23, 1999, at 9:15

a.m. at the Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 5840 Hohman Avenue, Hammond. Mass of

Christian Burial at All Saints Church in Hammond at 10 a.m. with Father

Anthony Valtierra celebrating the Mass. Burial, Chapel Memorial Gardens,

Schererville. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9

p.m. with the Rosary being prayed at 3:30 p.m.

RoseMarie Fuller

Hammond

RoseMarie Fuller of Hammond, IN, passed away on

Monday, January 18, 1999. Survived by loving daughters, Clarissa Fuller of

Lowell, IN, Jane (Michael) Quint of Aurora, IL, Nancy (Bruce) DeMaeyer of

Jackson, WY, Carole Collori of Hammond, IN and Sarah Kent of Highland Park, IL;

11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and

one brother, Edward Semple of Kenmore, N.Y. Preceded in death by loving

husband, Richard E. Fuller, grandson, Michael J. Quint and four sisters and

three brothers.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 23, 1999 at

11 a.m. from the Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster, IN, with

Pastor Cornelius F. Brantley, Jr., officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn Memorial

Gardens, Schererville, Indiana. Visitation at the funeral home Friday 2 to 4

and 7 to 9 p.m. Donations may be made to the Michael James Q uint Scholarship

Fund at Purdue Calumet University.

Mrs. Fuller was a member !

of the Hyde Park Methodist Chur

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Richard E. Gauthier

Burnham, IL

Richard E. Gauthier, 65,

late of Burnham, IL passes away Thursday, January 21 1999, at home. Survivors:

wife, Linda; three stepsons, Tim (Cindy) , Don (Felicia), and Randy (Stephanie)

Counts; one step daughter, Vicki (Paul) Goril; three brothers, Carl (Emily),

Ronald (Lidia), and David (Sue) Gauthier; three sisters, Edna Gauthier, Linda

(Ray) Stevenson, and Beverly Craig; grandfather of 11; one nephew, Jimmy

Norlock and many other nieces and nephews; preceded in death by sister,

Lorraine (Robert) Norlock.

Visitations Saturday, January 23, 1999, 2 to 9 p.m.

and Masonic Services at 7 p.m. at the Opyt Funeral Home, 13350 Baltimore

Avenue,Hegewisch. Interment, private.

Mr. Gauthier was a retired railroad

conductor with Conrail after 45 years of service, a Korean War Air Force

veteran and a member of Arcadia Lodge AF & AM (Lansing,IL).

Beulah F. Grothaus

Dyer

Beulah F. Grothaus, 81, of Dyer, passed away on

Tuesday, January 19, 1999. Survived by daughter, Linda (Donald) Fisher of Dyer;

three sons, Eugene (Phyllis) of Cedar Lake, Donald (Brenda) of Dyer and David

(Teresa) of Cartersville, GA; 13 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; two

brothers, Russell (Delores) Frahm of Crown Point and Roger (Pat) Frahm of

Cedar Lake; two sisters-in-law, Florence Davis of Highland and Frances

Schweitzer of Crown Point. Preceded in death by husband, Sylvester, son, Daryl

and four granchildren, Ronald, Donald, Jamie and Joelynn Grothaus.

Funeral

services will be held Friday, January 22, 1999 at 9:30 a.m. from Fagen-Miller

Funeral Home, 1920 Hart St., Dyer, Indiana, with 10 a.m. Funeral Mass at St.

John Evangelist Church in St. John, Indiana with Rev. Stephen J. Titko and Rev.

Gerald Schweitzer con- celebrating. Burial at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens,

Schererville, IN. Visitation Thursday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Vigil !

service Thursday at 4 p.m. In l

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Donald E. Henry

Hammond

Donald E. Henry, 68, of Hammond, IN, passed

away on Monday, January 18, 1999 at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke Hospital,

Chicago. Survivors include wife, Bonnie; four sons, Don (Cindy) Henry of

DeMotte, Jack (Natalie) Henry of Valparaiso, Glenn (Julia) McCullom of Moscow,

Russia and Bill (Pam) McCullom of Whiting; daughter-in-law, Pam Henry of

Hammond; cousin and best friend, Walter Hadley of Florida; and 10

grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Saturday January 23, 1999 at 12 noon

at Owens Funeral Home (Calumet Ave & 119th St.), Whiting, IN, with Rev. James

Facklam officiating. Burial at Bremen Cemetery, Bremen, Indiana. Friends may

call at the funeral home on Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Henry was

a veteran of the Korean War; 20 year chairman of the 1949 George Rogers Clark

Class Reunion Committee; retired from LTV following 32 years of service; member

of American Legion Post 1999 of Watersmeet, Michigan and the Plymouth Congr!

egational Church of Whiting, In

Donald R. Holland

Florida / Hammond

Donald R. Holland, 46, of Lake Worth,

Florida, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 1999. Survived by two daughters,

Christina (Jason) Williams of Grayson, GA and Andra Holland of Clinton, IN;

parents, James and Betty Holland of Monticello, IN; two brothers, Jim (Jacque)

Holland of Crown Point, IN and Tom Holland of Dalton, GA; two sisters, Jeanne

(Jim) Kerr of Valparaiso, IN and Mary Kay (Lex) Panos of Northbrook, IL; one

granddaughter, Jessica Williams of Grayson, GA; also several aunts, uncles,

nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday,

January 23, 1999 at 6:30 p.m. at the Virgil Huber Funeral Home, 7051 Kennedy

Ave., Hessville, Indiana, with Rev. Andrew Corona officiating. Friends may

call on Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Don graduated from

Morton High School in 1971. He earned a BS degree from Indiana State

University. He was employed in construction in Lake Worth, FL, at the ti!

me of his death.

Helen L. Kloppenburg

Crete, IL

Helen L. Kloppenburg, 87, of Crete, IL,

formerly Momence, ILand Dolton,IL, passed away Thursday, January 21,1999. She

is survived by her son, Kurt (Helen) Kloppenburg of South Holland, IL;

daughter, Betty (Don) Schepel of St.John,IN; grandmother of five; great

grandmother of seven; beloved wife of the late John.

Interment Private. A

Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 23,1999, at 11 a.m at Lake

Hills Baptist Church. 9209 West 85th Avenue, Schererville,IN. (85th and Austin

St.) Memorials to Gideons International would be appreciated.

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Joseph Krutilla, Jr

"Fuzzy"

Whiting

Joseph Krutilla, Jr.

""Fuzzy", 74, of Whiting, IN, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at home.

Survivors include three sisters, Mary Szucs and Margaret Ackman of

Lawrenceville, IL and Veronika (Walter) McClure of St. Francisville, IL;

several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Joseph.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 22, 1999 at 11 a.m. at the

Owens Funeral Home (Calumet Ave. & 119th St.), Whiting, IN, with Father Joseph

Pohorlak officiating. Burial at St. Mary's Cemetery. Evergreen Park, IL.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday evening 7 to 9 p.m.

Mr.

Krutilla was a World War II veteran; a retiree of the Standard Oil Company and

a Standard Oil Company Annuitant. Lifelong resident of Whiting.

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Joseph Kulcsar

Griffith, IN

Joseph Kulcsar, of Griffith,IN

passed away Thursday, January 21, 1999. Survived by his loving wife of 64

years, Victoria Kulcsar; one son, Joseph (Sue) Powell of Griffith; three

grandchildren, Susan (James) Ramsay, Kristina (Dennis) Clark, and Mark Powell;

god-daughters, Diane (Tim) and Barbara (Michael) Basila; one sister, Elizabeth

Minch of Orland Park, IL; one brother, Paul (Margaret) of Highland Kulcsar; god

nieces, Barbara (Michael) Basila and Diana (Tim) Klump ; many nieces and

nephews; preceded in death by brother and sister in law, Michael and Dorothy

Kulcsar.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 23,1999 at 2 p.m. at

the Kuiper Funeral Hme Chapel with American Legion Post #485 officiating.

Burial,Chapel Lawn MemorialGardens,Schererville. Friends are invited to meet

with the family on Saturday from10 a,m, until time of service at the Kuiper

Funeral Home Chapel,9039 Kleinman Road, (2 blocks South of Ridge Road),!

Highland.

Mr. Kulcsar was a m

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Richard "Dick" Leaver, Sr.

Hammond

Richard "Dick" Leaver, Sr.,

75, of Hammond passed away Wednesday, January 20, 1999 after a long illness.

Survived by his wife of 40 years, Georgia; one daughter, Renee (Andy) Roche of

East Chicago; one son, Richard (Marlo) Leaver, II of Hammond; one

granddaughter, Jackie; two grandsons, Richard III and Brian; two sisters,

Maryellen Lewis of Kankakee, Illinois and Fanella (Hal) Clark of St. John; one

brother, Raymond (Amanda) Leaver of Crown Point; many nieces and nephews.

Visitation Saturday, January 23, 1999 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virgil

Huber Funeral Home, 7051 Kennedy Ave., Hammond.

Dick was a member of AARP and

of the Inland 25 Year Retiree Club. He was born into a farming family in

Rankin, Illinois. The family later moved to Rossville, Illinois where he

graduated in 1942; he later joined the United States Army where he served in

Asiatic Pacific Theatre; he returned home in 1946, was employed by Inland Steel

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r over 37 years where he worked

Gerald R. Myers

Portage

Gerald R. Myers, 85, of Portage, passed away at his

residence on Friday, January 15, 1999. He was retired from U.S. Steel Gary

Works Sheet & Tin Mill. Preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Helen

(nee Brietfield) Myers whom he married June 5, 1938. Mr. Myers served on the

Indiana Port Authority. He is survived by dear friends and neighbors Eugene and

Louise Travis.

There will be no visitation. A Memorial service will be held

Saturday, January 23, 1999 at 2 p.m. at the Geisen Funeral Home, 7905

Broadway, Merrillville, IN, with Rev. Robert Henke officiating. In memory of

Mr. Myers memorial donations may be made to the Portage Township Community

Concert Association, P. O. Box 1111, Portage, IN 46368.

Dr. John Nasidka

Crown Point,IN

Dr. John Nasidka, 75, of Crown Point, IN

passed away Tuesday,January 19,1999, at St.Anthony Medical Center. He is

survived by his wife, Gloria of 54 years; two daughters, Elizabeth (Drew)

Hammett of Portland,OR and Mary M.(Richard F.) Starko of Plainfield,IL: two

sons, John Nasidka of Munster,IN and David (Nora) Nasidka of Aberdeen,

Maryland; four granddaughters, three grandsons; one great granddaughter; one

sister,Mary Surace of Cleveland,OH.

Funeral service will be held Saturday,

January 23,1999, at 9:30 a m. at Geisen Funeral Home, 10 a.m. St.Mary Catholic

Church with Msgr. Don C. Grass officiating. Burial, St.Mary's Cemetery, Crown

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

Crown Point, Friday 5 to 8 p.m.

Dr. Nasidka was a member of St.Mary Catholic

Church in Crown Point. He was the retired owner of Crown Point Chiropractic. He

belonged to American Legion Post #20 in Crown Point the American Legion wil!

l hold services at 7:30 p.m. Fr

Teresa "NANA" Novelli

Crown Point (LOFS)

Teresa Novelli, 95, of Crown

Point passed away Tuesday, January 19, 1999. at Methodist Southlake Campus.

Born in Grottamare, Italy on June 8, 1903. Resident of Lakes of the Four

Seasons, living with her daughter, Mary Bouska and family. She was a homemaker

and loved by many. Member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Preceded in death

by husband Romeo, son, Lorenzo, grandson, Randy Novelli and great grandaughter,

Alyssa. Survived by daughter, Mary (David) Bouska of Crown Point; son, John

(Barbara) Novelli of Schererville; grandchildren, Jennifer Bouska of

Indianapolis, Christopher and Tara Bouska of Crown Point, Kathi (Rick) Tucker

of Highland and Amber Burgess of Schererville; great granddaughter, Brookelyn

Tucker; nieces and nephews, Guerrero and Primo Morelli, Yolanda Alessandro and

Arturo Santori of Italy; Lucio, Diane and Claudia Novelli of Chicago; and

sister-in-law, Rosa Morelli of Italy.

Friends may call 2 to 8 p.m. Friday!

at the Rendina Funeral Home),

Lillian F. Overby

DeMotte

Lillian F. Overby of DeMotte, Indiana passed away

Wednesday, January 20, 1999 at St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart, Indiana. She is

survived by one son, Michael (Tammy) Overby of DeMotte; one daughter, Kathy

(John) Roorda of DeMotte; loving grandmother of Courtney, Christy, Adam,

Zachary and Haley; one sister, Josephine Georgakis of DeMotte; two nieces,

Diane and Nancy Georgakis; cousin and sons, Bob (Mona) Barandela; aunt, Felicia

Barandela. Preceded in death by her husband, Truman Overby and parents, Ben and

Adela Fernandez.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 23, 1999,

10:30 a.m. at the Jackson Funeral Service, DeMotte, David L. Buche officiating.

Interment, Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Visitation Friday 2 to 8 p.m.

at the Jackson Funeral Service, 200 Third St. SW, DeMotte. Memorial

contributions may be made to the Jill Kaluf family.

Lillian married Truman

Overby on August 1, 1959; she graduated from Emerson High School Cla!

ss of 1954 and Indiana Universi

Agnes Elnora Patriquin

Hobart / Black Oak

Agnes Elnora Patriquin, 86,

formerly of Black Oak, presently of Hobart, passed away on Wednesday, January

13, 1999 at the St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart. She is survived by one

daughter, Gloria M. Alexander of Wheatfield, IN; two sons, Willard L. (Evelyn)

Harmon of Portage, IN and Roger (Marlene) Harmon of Merrillville, IN; 15

grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren; one

sister, Ione McClure of Brownsville, TX.

A Memorial Service will be held at

the convenience of the family. There will be no visitation. The Bocken Funeral

Home, 7042 Kennedy Ave., Hessville, Indiana, in charge.

Donald P. Pelfrey

Wheatfield,IN

Donald P. Pelfrey, 61, of Wheatfield,

passed away Thursday, January 21,1999, at Mary Bartz Hospice Center in

Valparaiso. He was a Wheatfield resident for the past 7 years and formerly of

New Chicago for 20 years. Employed as a motor inspector at U.S. Steel. He is

survived by his wife,Shelia; three sons,Vincent E.Pelfrey of Gary, Scott

A.Pelfrey of Logansport,IN, Daniel P. Pelfrey of Gary; two brothers, Hallie

(Irene)Pelfrey of Brookston,IN, Roger (Sue) Pelfrey of New Chicago; five

sisters, Eulene (Maxie) Morris of Hawesville,KY, Charlene (James) Mikowski of

Germfask, MI, Geraldine (Glen) Duncan of Hammond,IN, Patricia (Ed) Calvin of

Danville,IL, Vaneida (William) Suggs of Hartselle, AL: many nieces and

nephews.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 23,1999, 11 a.m. at Rees

Funeral Home, 600 West Old Ridge Rd., Hobart, with Rev.Don Good officiating.

Burial, Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens in Schererville,IN. Friends may call

Friday 2 to!

5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Rees Fune

Marianne Piotrowski

(nee Siwinski)

Calumet City, IL

Marianne Piotrowski

(nee Siwinski), 82, lifelong resident of Calumet City, IL, passed away Tuesday,

January 19, 1999. She is survived by two sons, Richard (Nadine) and Joseph

(Tina) Piotrowski; six grandchildren: Toni, Richard, Karla, Michael, Dawn and

Ronald; three great-grandchildren, Nicole, Matthew and Michael; two sisters,

Florence Kmak and Celia Kuzel; a brother, Joe (Esther) Siwinski; many nieces

and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Piotrowski, and

two brothers, Father Clem and Steve Siwinski.

Funeral services will be held

Saturday, January 23, 1999, 9:30 A.M. prayers from Hennessy-Nowak Funeral Home,

400 Pulaski Road (154th St.), Calumet City, IL to St. Andrew the Apostle

Church, Mass 10 a.m. Interment at Holy Cross. Visitation Friday 2 to 5 and 7 to

9 p.m.

Mrs. Piotrowski was a member of St. Andrew Apostleship of Prayer, who's

members will meet Friday at 2 p.m.; St. Rita's Altar Gui!

ld, who's members will meet Fri

Helen M. Powley

Munster

Helen M. Powley, 90, of Munster, passed away on

Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at The Community Hospital, Munster. She is survived

by her daughter, Patricia (Lou) Takacs of Lexington, KY; one son, Richard

(Colleen) Powley of Munster; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one

sister, June (Rev. Roy) Huntsman of Columbus, IN. Preceded in death by her

husband, Dr. J. W. Powley in 1994.

Funeral services will be private.

Burns-Kish Funeral Home of Munster, in charge of the arrangements.

Gertrude L. Rouden

(nee Baranowski)

Whiting

Gertrude L. Rouden (nee

Baranowski), 71, a lifelong resident of Whiting, passed away Thursday, January

21, 1999 in Gainsville, Florida. Survivors include two sons, William M.

(Barbara) Rouden, Jr. of Gainsville, Florida and Michael J. Rouden of Whiting;

two daughters, Carol J. (Russ) Walker of Gainsville, Florida and Sandra L.

(Jesse) Spencer of Whiting; grandchildren, William M. (Diana) Rouden, III,

Timothy J. Rouden and Daniel S. Rouden, all of Gainsville, Florida, Jesse M.

Spencer III, Jeremy M. Spencer, Jillian M. Spencer and James M. Spencer, all of

Whiting; two brothers, Robert S. Baranowski and Fred A. (Terri) Baranowski,

both of Kouts, Indiana; two sisters, Jean (Bob) Skelton of Friendship,

Wisconsin and Arlene (Joseph) Macak of Whiting; numerous nieces and nephews;

one great-granddaughter expected in May; in-laws, Theodore Dan of Hammond,

Nancy Baranowski of Whiting, Joan (Stanley) Michneiwicz of Highland, June

Rouden of!

Miami, Florida, Helen (late Cl

Helen B. Salus

(nee Babinec)

Griffith

Helen B. Salus (nee Babinec), 65,

of Griffith, passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 1999 at The Community

Hospital, Munster, after a long illness. She leaves her husband, Joseph P.

Salus and son, Joseph J. Salus, both of Griffith; brother, John (Frances)

Babinec of Hammond; two sisters-in-law, Sister Helen Therese O.S.F., of Chicago

and Marie (John) Rusnak of California; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Friday, January 22, 1999 with a 12 Noon Mass at St.

Mary's Church in Griffith, IN, with Father Theodore Mens officiating. Friends

may call at the church on Friday, one hour prior to the mass.

Helen attended

Assumption Grade School in Indiana Harbor, Bishop Noll High School, and worked

at Inland Steel for ten years. Member of St. Mary's Church and St. Mary's Altar

and Rosary Sodality. Burns-Kish Funeral Home of Griffith, in charge of the

arrangements. 219-924-4100.

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Arthur Scheper

Calumet City,IL

Arthur Scheper, 78, of Calumet

City, IL passed away Wednesday, January 20,1999. He is survived by his wife,

Marie; three children, Jean (Gill) DeGraw of Bolingbrook, IL, Claudette Scheper

and Diane Scheper, both of Tinley Park, IL; two grandsons, Jason and Jared

Allen.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January25, 1999, at 9 a.m. from

the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, to Sts. Peter &

Paul Church, 12433 South Halsted, Chicago, IL for Mass at 10 a.m. Burial, Holy

Cross Cemetery, Calumet City. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday

from 2 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Scheper was a Purple Heart veteran of World War II; a

member of the PLAV the American Legion and VFW, PMNA, the Lansing K of C #3540

and was a 4th Degree member of the Cardinal Stritch Assembly.

Jean Marie (nee King) Smith

Hobart

Jean Marie Smith (nee King), 68, a

lifelong Hobart resident, passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 1999. Married

to Stanley F. Smith Jr. on Dec. 13, 1952 at Holy Angels Cathedral, Gary. Jean

was a member of St. Bridget Church in Hobart; a member of the Meshowski-To-Quah

Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution; member and past president of St.

Mary Medical Center, Auxiliary; a member of the St. Mary Medical Center

Authority; Board appointed in 1980 by Mayor Calvin E. Green; recipient of

Katherine Kasper Award from St. Mary Medical Center; a former employee of the

Hobart City Court 1980-1984 and retired secretary for the Hobart Police

Department Detective Bureau 1984-1998. She worked on the 1980 U.S. Census as

crew leader for Hobart. She enjoyed her grandchildren and researching her

family history. Preceded in death by her parents, George and Irene King,

brother, Charles King and brothers-in-law, Frank Vedope and Daniel Smith.

Surviv!

ed by husband of 46 years, Stan

Gretchen D.Sons

Warsaw,IN

Gretchen D. Sons, 42, of Warsaw,Indiana, passed

away Wednesday,January 20,1999, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, IN.

She was born April 21, 1956, Batesville,Indiana to Pete Boswell and Nadine

(Wilms) Boswell. She married October 28, 1978 to Randall K.Sons. She was an

accountant at Cardinal Center, Warsaw, Indiana and had been a Warsaw resident

most of her adult life. She is survived by one daughter, Amanda Sons at home;

one son Byron Sons at home; three sisters, Tereasa Beavers of Brownsburg,IN,

Belinda Stull of Indianapolis,IN and Collette Boswell of Lake Station,IN.

Funeral service Saturday,January 23,1999, 10 a.m. at Titus Funeral

Home,WarsawIndiana with Rev. D.Robert Griffith officiating. Visitation FRiday

January 22,1999, 4 to 8 p.m. at the Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw,Indiana.

Gretchen was a member of the First Christian Church, Warsaw,Indiana.

Margaret Elizabeth Stassen

Wanatah,IN

Margaret Elizabeth Stassen, 94, of

Aurora, CO passed away January 15,1998 in Aurora, CO. Survivors:

sister,Harrietta Youngberg of Kouts,IN; one step daughter, Lorraine (Jack)

Madsen of Aurora, CO: two step grandchildren; two step great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by husband Elmer Stassen.

Memorial service Saturday, April

3,1999, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, LaCrosse,IN.

Margaret was a

Registered Nurse. She was married June 7, 1946 in ValparaisoIN. She was born

June 7, 1904 in Kouts,IN. Memorials to Christ Lutheran Church, 5114 Walther

Drive,Fort Wayne,IN 46816 would be appreciated.

Leo J. Sudinski

East Chicago

Leo J. Sudinski, 91, of East Chicago, passed

away Wednesday, January 20, 1999 at home. He is survived by wife of 61 years,

Lucille (nee Edwards); one daughter, Mona (Tom) Siurek of St. Charles, IL; one

son, Lee Sudinski of Hammond; six grandchildren, Pam (Keith) Kaburek of Geneva,

IL, Tom (Karin) Siurek of Naperville, Jo Ellen Siurek of Chicago, Alicia

(Anthony) Zeleski of Hammond, Chris (fiancee, Jacki Forsythe) Gearman of New

Lennox, IL and Amanda (fiance, Mark Lenaburg) Gearman of Hammond; many great

grandchildren; one brother, Ray Sanders of Hammond; son-in-law, Frank (late

Marguerite) Gearman of East Chicago; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in

death by daughter, Marguerite Gearman in 1993.

Funeral services will be held

Saturday, January 23, 1999 at 9:30 a.m. from the Fife Funeral Home, 4201

Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, and 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church, East Chicago,

Rev. David Kime officiating. Burial at Calumet Park Cemet!

ery, Merrillville. Friends may

Martin Joseph Sum

California / Merrillville, IN

Martin Joseph Sum, 86,

formerly of Merrillville, passed away in Santa Cruz, California, on Friday,

January 15, 1999. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in

Merrillville. Served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in California during

the great depression; forman in the U.S. Steel Corp. in the 1940's; a 50 year

member of Carpenters Local 1005; former owner of the M.J.Sum Construction

Company in Northwest, Indiana. Preceded in death by his wife, Martha (nee

Matusiak) Sum, son, Martin Anthony Sum and grandson, Brian Anthony Sum.

Survived by one daughter, Sylvia (Thomas) Mullen of Santa Cruz, CA; four

granddaughters, Robin Sum of Merrillville, Wendy (Myles) Oresik of Mukilteo,

WA, Joan (Henri) Pelletier of Santa Cruz, CA and Paula Mullen of Santa Cruz,

CA; three great granddaughters; three sisters, Julia Thompson of Merrillville,

Stella Osika of Hobart and Helen Borg of Hebron; one brother, Andrew Sum of

Merri!

llville; one sister-in-law, Jos

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Donald A. Sweeney

Beecher/Calumet City/Lansing, IL

Donald A.

Sweeney, 75, of Beecher, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at

St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights, IL. He is survived by his wife of 50

years, Loretta; one brother, Raymond (Emiline) Sweeney of Hillsboro, Oregon;

and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the

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