1999-11-04T00:00:00Z Obituaries
November 04, 1999 12:00 am

Steve Balazs

Crown Point,IN

Steve Balazs, 70, of Crown Point, formerly of Burnside, passed away at home

Monday, November 1,1999. Survivors: wife, E. Helen Balazs of Crown Point; three

children, Lynn Marie (Arthur "Butch") Bach of Chicago Heights, IL

and Steven (Susan) Balazs of Lake Village; three grandchildren, Brittany

Balazs, Bradley Balazs and Christopher Bach; one brother, Frank (Millie Ondo)

Balazs of Fullerton, CA and step sister Maryann (Leo) Kraus of Dolton, IL. He

was the loving friend of Dennis

and Jean Lamka. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stephan and Rose


Funeral services Saturday, November 6,1999, 10:30 a.m. at Burns Funeral Home

(corner of 101st and Broadway) Merrillville/Crown Point chapel with Rev. Robert

Rawlins officiating.

Services will terminate at the funeral home with cremation following at the

Burns Funeral Home Crematory. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday

from 2 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family.

Steve was a retired Fuel

Lab Technitian from Navistar. He was formerly employed at Allis-Chalmers in

Harvey, Illinois. He was a member of Oak Forest Lodge No. 832 F & AM and a

member of the St.Anthony Hospital Laryorgectomy Club.


Mike Bilo

East Chicago

Mike Bilo,76,

of East Chicago, passed away on Monday, November 1, 1999 at the William J.

Riley Hospice Residence in Munster. He is survived by one brother, John Bilo of

East Chicago, and many cousins.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, November 4, 1999, 10 a.m.

at the Fife Funeral Home, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN, with Rev.

David Kime officiating. Burial at St. John Cemetery, Hammond. Friends may call

at the Fife Funeral Home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m Wednesday, with a prayer

service at 8:30 p.m.

Mike retired from the Amoco Oil Company and was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran where

he was an Electrician's Mate serving in the South Pacific. He was a lifelong

resident of East Chicago.

Sherry L. Buhring

Lake Station, IN

Sherry L. Buhring, 34 of Lake Station,

passed way Wednesday, November 3, 1999. Sherry was a lifelong area resident.

Survivors; father, Dennis (Lynn) Buhring of Valparaiso; step father, Daniel

Panozzo; grandmother Rita Nardini of CA; step grandparents, Kenneth and Rose

Panozzo; two brothers, Dennis

(Laura) Buhring, Jr. of Lafayette and James (Cory Soria) Buhring of Lake

Station; one sister, Bonnie Buhring of Indianapolis; one step brother, Mike

(Brenda) Luwpas of Michigan City, IN; one step sister, Tammy (Bob) Madden of

Valparaiso; two nieces, Skyler

Buhring and Jade Soria; one nephew, Logan Buhring; two step nieces, Stephanie

and Michille Madden; many aunts and uncles, along with uncle John Johnson,

preceded in death by mother Linda Panozzo.

Funeral service Saturday, November 6,1999, 10 a.m. at Rees

Funeral Home, Brady Chapel, 3761 Central Avenue, Lake Station, Rev. Thomas E.

Mischler officaiting. Burial, Calvary Cemetery, Portage,Indiana. Friends may

call Friday 2 to 8 p.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Brady chapel.

Clifton M. Childers



M. Childers, 81, of Hebron, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, November 2 1999 at

Porter Memorial Hospital. Survived by wife of 54 years, Dorothy (nee Patz)

Childers; two sisters, Geneva Keene and Wanda (Bob) Blanchfill and one brother,

Dick (Charlene) Childers,

all of Arkansas; sisters-in-law, Mary Childers of Arkansas and Josephine Patz

and brother-in-law, Melvin Rosenthal, both of Crown Point and Kenneth (Doris)

Patz of Hebron; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, November

5, 1999 at 11 a.m. at the Geisen Funeral Home with burial at Maplewood

Cemetery. Friends may call at the Geisen Funeral Home, 109 North East Street,

Crown Point, Indiana on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Mr. Childers was retired from the U.S. Air

Force. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Anthony Medical

Center. For information 219-663-2500.

Victoria C. Cleland

(nee Szkopiec)


Victoria C. Cleland (nee Szkopiec), 70, of Hammond, passed away on Sunday,

October 31, 1999 at

her home. Survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Donald; two daughters,

Cynthia (Donald) Eastwood of East Chicago and Donna Hatfield of Hammond; one

step-daughter, Betty Ann Lopez of Hammond; three brothers, Joseph (Christina)

Szkopiec of Munster, Edward

(Wilma) Szkopiec of Calumet City, IL and Matthew (Elenore) Szkopiec of

Finnville, MI; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in

death by her parents, Vincent and Mary Szkopiec and two sisters, Sophia and


Funeral services will

be held on Friday, November 5, 1999 (time pending). Burial will follow at

Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Visitation Thursday 2 to 5 and 7 to

9 p.m. at the Virgil Huber Funeral Home, 7051 Kennedy Ave., Hessville, Indiana.

Victoria was born and

raised in East Chicago where she attended Washington High, St. John Cantius and

Riley schools. She worked for the Box Factory and Cudahy where she was on the

packaging line until 1961. She was an avid bingo player and frequented American

Legion Post 232 quite

often. She will be sadly missed by her husband, children and grandchildren.

Donations to the family would be appreciated.

Charles E. Conley

Valparaiso, IN

Charles E. Conley, 48, of Valparaiso, IN passed away Tuesday, November 2,

1999, at St.Luke's

Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago. Born in Hammond, IN April 2, 1951, the son of

John Conley, Sr. and the late Mary Agnes (nee Schneider) Conley. 16 year

resident of Valparaiso, a graduate of Purdue University, Hammond, Chief

Engineer for McDaniel Fire Systems

for 25 years, member of St.Paul Catholic Church, member of the Valparaiso BPOE

Elk Lodge #500. Survived by his wife, Susan Conley and daughter, Charlene

Conley, both of Valparaiso; father, John Conley, Sr. of Schererville, IN;

brother, John (Carolyn) Conley,

Jr. of Merrillville; brother in law, Bill LaDow of Crown Point,IN; three

nieces, Marsha, Victoria and Elaine Conley. Preceded in death by sister,

Lauriann LaDow.

There will be no visitation. There will be a cremation. Arrangements handled

by Dykes Funeral

Home, Valparaiso, 219-462-3125.

Ollie Terry Fisher

East Chicago

Ollie Terry Fisher, 35, of East Chicago, passed away on Saturday, October 30

1999 at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Survived by one son, Ollie,

Jr. and three daughters, Yvonne

both of Wisconsin, Dominique of East Chicago and Shanae of Chicago; mother,

Rosemary Bonds of East Chicago; father, L. C. Fisher of Chicago; fiancee, Ivory

Fisher of East Chicago; three brothers, four sisters, and a host of nieces,

nephews, other relatives

and friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 5, 1999 at 11 a.m. from

Hinton-Williams Funeral Home, 4859 Alexander Ave., East Chicago, IN, Rev.

Derrick Hughes officiating. Interment at Fern Oaks Cemetery, Griffith. Friends

may call Friday,

November 5th at Hinton-Williams Funeral Home from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to

funeral service.

Mr. Fisher was employed by the Mason Corporation in Schererville.


Neil Funston

Lake Village

Neil Funston, 61, of Lake Village passed away Tuesday,

November 2, 1999 at home. He is survived by two sons, Jerry and Lance Funston

of Indiana; one grandson, Michael Funston of Rensselaer; three sisters, Sandra

(Larry) Golkowski of Crown Point, Indiana, Debra (Tim) Knight of Zionsville,

Indiana and Gail (Chuck)

Bowman of West Linn, Oregon; one brother, Al Funston of California; former

wife, Bernice Funston of Colp, Arkansas. He was precede in death by his

parents, Walter and Marguerite Brown and one brother, Corky Will.

A memorial service will be held at the

Eller-Brady Funeral Home, 8510 Lakeshore Drive, Cedar Lake, Indiana on

Thursday, November 4, 1999 at 7 p.m. Dr. Arlyn Jacobus officiating. Cremation,

Heritage Crematory, Portage, Indiana.

Neil was an Army Veteran and a former switchman for the EJ & E Railroad.


Gima (nee Kalena)


Olga Gima (nee Kalena), age 89, late of Whiting, formerly of Hegewisch passed

away Tuesday, November 2, 1999, at Munster Med Inn. She is survived by one

son, John (Elaine) Gima of Munster, one daughter, Elaine (John) Badnarik

of Hammond, two sister-in-laws, Helen Kalena and Ann Kalena, both of Whiting;

three grandsons, Michael Badnarik of Austin, TX, Chuck (Jennifer) Badnarik of

Southfield, MI, Stephen (Leslie) Badnarik of Aurora, IL, several nieces and

nephews. She was preceded

in death by her beloved husband Michael (November 13,1961), parents, John and

Mary (Okal) Kalena, four brothers, John Kalena of Whiting, George (late

Madeline) Kalena of Whiting, Andrew (late Kay) Kalena of Whiting, and William

Kalena of Whiting, one sister,

Mary (late Nicholas) Vischak of Whiting.

Services will be Friday, November 5, at 9:00 a.m. from Opyt Funeral Home,

13350 Baltimore Ave., Hegewisch to St. Mary Byzantine Rite Catholic Church,

2011 Clark St., Whiting for 10:00 a.m. Mass with Rev. Joseph Pohorlak

officiating. Interment St. Mary Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Visitation, Thursday, 2

to 9 pm. Parastas Service 7:30 p.m.,Thursday.

Olga was born and raised in Whiting and moved to Hegewisch after her marriage

in 1933. She was active in many senior activities including

the Young at Heart, PLAV Post #44 Ladies Auxiliary, Golden Agers and enjoyed

the friendship of many devoted neighbors. Baking was one of her favorite

hobbies after her retirement from Gately's People Store.

Stella M. Henderson

Griffith, IN

Stella M.

Henderson, 63, of Griffith, IN, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 1999.

Survivors: husband, James of 45 years; three sons, Richard (Peggy) Henderson of

Valparaiso, Randy (Lynn) Henderson of Lowell and Timothy (Sheila) Henderson of

Hammond; nine grandchildren;

one brother, Russell (Billie) Wallace of Chicago.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 6, 1999 at 9:30 a.m. from

the Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Geer officiating. Burial, Chapel

Lawn Cemetery, Schererville. Friends may meet with

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

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

Mary E. Koerner

Dyer, IN

Mary E. Koerner, 74, of Dyer,IN passed away Wednesday, November 3,1999.

Survivors; two

sons, Richard (Irngard) Koerner of Dyer,IN and Michael Koerner; five

grandchildren Diana (Danny) Herbst of Westmont,IL, Lisa (Duanne) Cher of

Munster, Michael, Angela and Paul Koerner; two sisters, Pauline Lawler of

Lombard, IL and Wilma (John) Wilming of

Georgetown, IL.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 6th, (time pending) at the

Fagen- Miller Funeral Home, 1920 Hart Street, Dyer, IN with burial at St.Joseph

Cemetery, Hammond. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 4 p.m. to 9


Haridimos D. Kouklakis

Highland, IN

Haridimos D.Kouklakis, 70, of Highland, IN passed away Tuesday, November 2,

1999. He was a member of STS Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

Owner of Harry's Texaco Stations in Hobart. Preceded in death

by his parents, survived by his wife, Harra; two sons, Dimitrios (Julie)

Kouklakis and Dr. Alexander H. (Kathy) Kouklakis; one daughter, Lisa Kouklakis

(Nick Mourikis); grandfather and #1 Papou of Marina, Tommy, Haroula, Harry,

Christina, Haroula Alexandria,

Harris; one brother Petros (Sofia) Kouklakis; one sister, Katina Stamboulogou;

nieces and nephews; three god children, Carol, Maria and Pauilos.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 5th, at 10 a.m. at the STS.

Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox

Cathedral with Father Ted Poteres officiating. Burial, Calumet Park Cemetery.

Visitation Thursday 4 to 9 p.m. with Triagion Service at 7 p.m. at the

Stilinovich & Wiatrolik Funeral Home,7535 Taft Street (Highway 55)

Merrillville. Harry will be missed for

his love to make everyone around him happy. We are happy to be a part of his

life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.


James L. Lambert


James L. Lambert, 74, of Schererville, devoted husband

and father, passed away at home on Wednesday, November 3, 1999. Surviving are

three daughters, Jackie Brite of Columbus, Indiana, Jeannette (Ron) Hendricks

of Wheatfield, Indiana and Cheryl (Glenn) Tillery of Kouts, Indiana; one son,

James (Joyce) Lambert

of Kouts, Indiana; one daughter-in-law, Jean Lambert of DeMotte; 18

grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; mother, Lorena Mayes Strohm of

Chesterton; sister, JoAnne (Chuck) Samila of Chesterton. He was preceded in

death by his wife, Shirley, son, Timothy

and grandson, Jason.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 5, 1999, 10 a.m. at

Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 242 N. Griffith Blvd., Griffith with Funeral Mass at

10:30 a.m., St. Michael's Church, Schererville with Rev. Patrick Connolly


Burial, Calumet Park Cemetery. Visitation Thursday, November 4, 1999 from 2 to

5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Lambert was born on September 6, 1925 in Franklin),

Kentucky. He married Shirley Rowe on October 1, 1942 in Valparaiso, Indiana.

They resided in Schererville

for the past 32 years where he was a member of St. Michael's Church. He was a

veteran of World War II serving in the European Theatre and a Purple Heart

Recipient. He was retired from Inland Steel after 34 years of service. For

further information, call Fagen-Miller

Funeral Home, (219) 924-6543.

Danny J. Lapp

Cedar Lake/Lansing

Danny J. Lapp, 41, of Cedar Lake, Indiana, formerly of Lansing, Illinois

passed away Tuesday, November 2, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Mary

Anderson Lapp; one son, Curtis Lapp; two

daughters, Alicia Anderson and Diana (Jim) Young; mother, Patt Lapp; one

brother, Peter Lapp; one sister, Dalene Lapp; several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his father, Dale Lapp.

Danny was employed by Laboratory Corporation of America for 10

years and was a member of the Lake County Conservation Club, Schneider, Indiana.

Visitation Thursday 3 to 9 p.m. Funeral service, Friday, November 5, 1999, 10

a.m. at Rosemoor Funeral Home, 17943 S. Torrence Ave., Lansing, Illinois.

Interment, Holy Cross

Cemetery. Please omit flowers. 708-474-2404.

Anthony E."Tony" Markulin

California / South Chicago, IL

Anthony E. Markulin "Tony", 72, of Palm Springs, California, and formerly of

South Chicago, IL, passed away on Friday, October 29, 1999. He was

born on January 16, 1927 in Macdonald Ohio to Louis and Mary (Premec) Markulin,

who preceded him in death. Also preceded by his brothers, Steve and Lou

Markulin. Tony was known nationwide as an accomplished violinist. For many

decades he played lead for the

Balkan Serenaders of Youngstown, Ohio and Dunav Tamburitza of Chicago. He was

inducted into the Tamburitza Hall of Fame, and played as a member of the

Youngstown Ohio Symphony. A retired ironworker of Local Union #395. A member of

St. Stevan Serbian Orthodox

Church of Alhambra, California, and a past member of St. Archangel Michael of

South Chicago. A member of the Masonic Order F.&A.M. and the Serbian National


He is survived by his wife, Carol. Son and daughters, Mark Markulin, Karin

(Tim) O'Brien

and Margo (Glenn) Ewing. Ten granchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also,

many nieces, nephews, Kumovi and lifelong friends.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, directly at 10 a.m. at St. Elijah

Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, 8700 Taft Street, Merrillville,

with Rev. Dragoljub Popovic, officiating. Interment, Calumet Park Cemetery.

Arrangements were completed by the Savich and Semplinski Funeral Directors.

Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home (corner of

101st & Broadway) Merrillville/Crown

Point. A Pomen service will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Mr. Markulin may

also be viewed at the cathedral from 9:30 A.M. Friday until time of services.

For further information, please phone Savich & Semplinski Funeral Directors at



F. May

Michigan City/Hammond

William F. May, 86, of Michigan City, formerly of Hammond, passed away

Tuesday, November 2, 1999. Survived by loving wife, Margaret; three sons, Bill

(Barbara) May of Beverly Shores, Indiana, Dale (Addie) May of Mableton, Georgia

and John (Laura) May of Avoca, Iowa; five grandchildren, Emily (Fred) Malcolm

of Denver, Colorado, Ellen (Tom) Figel of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Susi May of San

Francisco, California, Jennifer (Mike) Kesti of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rob

May of Chicago, Illinois;

three great-grandchildren, Grace Figel, Matthew Kesti and Ian Malcolm. Preceded

in death by grandson, Officer Christopher May.

Funeral services are private. There will be no visitation.

Mr. May was a former resident of Hammond and member of Our Lady of

Perpetual Help Church. Donations may be made to C.B. May Campership Fund, Boy

Scouts of America, 8751 Calumet Ave., Munster, IN 46321. Burns-Kish Funeral

Homes in charge of arrangements.


Thomas G. McDonnell

Hammond, IN

Thomas G. McDonnell,

68, of Hammond,IN passed away Tuesday, at St. Catherine Hospital. Survived by

one son,Thomas (Mary) McDonnell of Hammond; daughter, Debra McDonnell of

Bicknell, IN; brother, Walding (Daine) Steenerson of Hammond; sisters, Kathleen

(Paul) Price of Chicago

Heights, IL and Patricia Wilson of CA; four grandchildren, Grace , Faith, Hope,

and Thomas, II; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents,

Andrew John and Mary Caroline McDonnell; two brothers, Lawrence and John, and a

sister, Margurite


Funeral service will be Friday, November 5th, at 2 p.m. at the Virgil Huber

Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis R. Hicks of the First Baptist Church of

Schererville officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Park.

Friends may call on

Thursday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virgil Huber FuneralHome, 7051

Kennedy Avenue, Hessville.

Thomas was born in Minneapolis,MN was raised in Harvey,IL where he attended

school. He entered the US Army during World War II where he served in Germany

in the Infantry. He returned to the United States where he entered into general

construction work. He worked for Harbison-Walker for 28 years, he then went to

work for LTV Steel where he was in maintenance for more than 20 years before

his retirement for

medical reasons. After retirement Thomas enjoyed life playing with his


Harold Meeker

Munster, IN

Harold Meeker, 85, of Munster, IN, passed away Tuesday, November 2, 1999. He

is survived by daughter, Nancy (Gordon) Bridge of Mendham,

NJ; son, Roger (Cynthia) Meeker of Rochester Hills, MI; five grandchildren,

Jason (Meghan), Eric and Lisa Bridge, Courtney and Ashley Meeker; one great

granddaughter, Alison Bridge; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by

loving wife, Elizabeth.


services will be Friday, November 5, 9:30 a.m. at the Burns-Kish Funeral

Home,8415 Calumet Avenue, Munster, with 10 a.m. Mass at St. Thomas More Church

with Father Keith Virus officiating. Interment, St. Joseph Cemetery, Hammond,

IN. Friends may call on

Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Meeker was the Executive Director and Superintendent of Agriculture and

Special Exhibits. He was a Past President and Vice President of the Lake County

Fairgrounds with which he was associated for over 50 years. He was

a member of St.Thomas More Church, the Munster Lions, he was an Honorary

Kentucky Colonel, former member of the Munster Historical Society and a member

of the Knights of Columbus.

Robert M. O'Donnell

Lynwood/Dolton, IL

Robert M. O'Donnell, 66, late

of Lynwood, IL, passed away November 2, 1999. Husband of Mary Ellen (nee

Poole); devoted father of Mary (Rich) Chorba, Theresa (Art) Scism, Patricia

(Gary) Teske, Robert and the late Jane Marie O'Donnell; proud grandfather of

Christina, Nicholas and Hannah

Chorba, Michael Scism, Collin and Margaret Teske; great grandfather of Kyle

Fahler; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation Friday 4 to 9 p.m. Funeral Saturday, 9 a.m. from the Thornridge

Funeral Home, (Janusz Family Funeral Service), 15801 South

Cottage Grove Avenue four blocks North of 162nd Street (Route 6) Dolton/South

Holland,IL to St. Maria Goretti Church. Dyer, IN. Mass 10 a.m. Interment,

Assumption Cemetery. 708-841-2300 or 708-460-2300.


Edward H. Pociask, Sr.


Edward H.

Pociask, Sr., 80, of Hammond, IN passed away Tuesday, November 2, 1999, at

home. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Mary T.; two sons, Bill of

Munster, IN and Edward, Jr. of Hammond, IN; three daughters, Dolores Thomas and

Mary Ann (Jerry) Heath

of Scottsdale, AZ and Paulette (Frank) Weiser Michalak of Highland,IN; ten

grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two sisters, Pauline Pociask of

Munster, IN and Mary Dunaway of Chicago Heights, IL. Preceded in death by two

grandchildren, Jennifer Renee

Weiser and Joseph Marion Thomas.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 6, 1999, at 10:30 a.m. from

LaHayne Funeral Home, 6955 Southeastern Ave., Hammond, IN and 11 a.m. Mass at

St. Margaret Mary Church, Hammond, IN with Father Matthew Iwuji officiating.

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

the funeral home Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to

the Jennifer Weiser Fund for the "Study of Neurological Diseases in Children"

at Wyler's Childrens

Hospital at the University of Chicago or to St. Margaret Mary Church, 1445

Hoffman St., Hammond, IN 46327.

Mr. Pociask was a lifetime resident of the Calumet Region, a veteran of World

War II, life member of American Legion Allied Post #369 of East Chicago,

IN who will post colors at 7:30 PM Friday and conduct military services at the

cemetery Saturday, associate member of F.O.P. Lodge #51 of Hammond,IN, St.

Margaret Mary Church of Hammond, IN, Holy Name Society of the church, served as

an usher, he was a retired

crane operator from Inland Steel with over 30 years of service and was an avid

golfer with Meca Engineering firm. He worked bingo and all other outdoor

activities during the summer fund raisers. Information 219-845-3600.

Rev. Julius E. Dahms


Rev. Julius E. Dahms, 77, of Hammond, IN went to his home in heaven on the eve

of Tuesday, November 2, 1999 at the Riley (Hospice) Home in Munster, IN. He is

survived by his wife of 48 years, Dorothy Ruth (nee Diebold) Dahms; three

daughters, Julia Ruth

(Michael) Henkes, Elizabeth Anne (Jack) Morley and Carol Marie Dahms, R.N.; one

granddaughter, Jennifer Ruth Henkes; three sisters, Joan (Arnold) Feldt, Mae

Ruth Dahms and Arta (Ed) Walter; brother-in-law, Edward Schurz; eleven nieces

and nephews, including

Rev. Ted Andrada, a Lutheran pastor in Toledo, OH. Preceded in death by his

parents, Rev. Arthur C. and Sophie (nee Oetjen) Dahms and one sister, June


Rev. Dahms graduated in 1947 from Concordia Theological College in St. Louis,

MO and was ordained

at St. James, Chicago, IL by his father on February 25, 1951. He served

congregations in Russellville, AK, Sterling and Secor, IL, Lewisville and

Watertown, MN, Saukville, WI, and his last full-time ministry was served at

Trinity Lutheran Church (Missouri

Synod) in Hammond,IN. On a part-time basis, he served the following Lutheran

Churches in Illinois: St. Paul's Churches in Thornton and Dolton, Christ in Oak

Lawn, and Trinity in Harvey. He also served Good Shepherd and Faith Lutheran

Churches in Gary, IN.

Rev. Dahms was currently a member of St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church, Munster,IN.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 6, 1999, at 10 AM from St.

Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8601 Harrison Ave., Munster, IN with Pastor

Scott D. Bruick officiating.

Burial at Concordia Cemetery, Forest Park, IL. Friends may call at LaHayne

Funeral Home, 6955 Southeastern Ave., Hammond, IN on Friday, from 2-4 and 7-9

PM and at the church, Saturday morning from 9 AM until time of services. In

lieu of flowers, the family

would appreciate memorial donations be made to William J. Riley Memorial

Residence (Hospice Home), Munster, IN or St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, Munster,

IN. Information 219-845-3600.

Forrest "Dusty" Rhode


Forrest Rhode "Dusty", 64, of Portage,

passed away in Valparaiso on Sunday, October 31, 1999. He was born July 4,

1935, to the late Forrest and Mabel Rhode. Dusty received his Bachelor Degree

from Indiana State University and his Masters Degree from Indiana University.

He began his teaching career

in Hobart, then moved to Portage to begin a 28 year career in Administration.

He served as a Portage High School Principal for 16 years. He, also, served on

the IHSAA Board of Directors Committee from 1988 to 1995. After retiring he

spent two years as Interim

Principal at Merrillville High School. He, also, served as Supervisor of

Student Teachers in Northwest Indiana. Dusty was currently President of the

Portage School Board, member of Kiwanis, the Old Timers Club, Boy and Girls

Club Board, The Portage Park Board,

Nativity of Our Savior Church Finance Committee, Indiana Secondary High School

Principals Association and Hobart Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity. Dusty received

many outstanding awards and honors during his professional career such as:

Burger King Excellence in

Education (1990), Principal of the Year (1991), Indiana High School Football

Hall of Fame (1996), District I.I.B.C.A. Virgil Sweet Award, and the Marion L.

Archer Award. He was a member of Nativity of Our Savior Catholic Church in

Portage where he served

as a Lector. Dusty is survived by his wife of 42 years, Marlene Rhode of

Portage; two daughters, Kim (Terry) Milner of Portage and Keri (Brian)

Dornbusch of Colorado; granddaughter, Shelby Milner; sister, Beverly (Marion)

Graves of Florida; and mother-in-law,

Irene Ebeling of Portage; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club in Portage, the Dollars

for Scholars, Portage, or to the Nativity of Our Savior Catholic School

Endowment Fund. A Mass of Christian

Burial will be held on Thursday, November 4, 1999, at 12:30 p.m. at the

Nativity of Our Savior Parish, 2949 Willowcreek Road, Portage, IN. Dusty will

lie in state at the church from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., time of services.

Services will terminate at

the church with cremation following at the Burns Funeral Home Crematory.

Friends may call at the Burns Funeral Home, Hobart, (corner of Rt. 51 and 7th

Street) on Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m.

Raymond J. Royce

Hammond, IN

Raymond J. Royce, 84, passed away

on October 25, 1999. He was born in East Chicago, Indiana, on July 14, 1915, to

Rae M. Royce and Margaret Martin Royce. He is survived by his loving wife of 56

years, Juanita J. Royce, five children, Margaret Royce Galvin of Hammond, IN,

Raymond Mark Royce

of Asheville, N.C., Juanita Smiley (William) of Silver Lake, IN, Lewis E. Royce

(Alice) of Maryville, TN and Mary Oliver (Stephen) of Winslow, AR, six

grandchildren, Kristina Smiley, Shawn Smiley, Ann Galvin, Frank Galvin III,

Joseph Royce and Sarah Royce

and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Philip M.


Mr. Royce graduated from Tennessee Military Institute and served as a Major in

the armored forces and as a tank unit commander during WWII. He graduated from

Indiana College

of Mortuary Science, and was the owner-operator of Royce Funeral Home,

Griffith, Indiana from 1951-1974. He was a member of the first class of trained

Emergency Medical Technicians in Indiana. After retirement he was a dispatcher

for Lake Ridge Fire Department

and Calumet Township Emergency Medical Services. He was also a member of the

Griffith Rotary Club and Griffith V.F.W.

A memorial service will be held at St. Paul Episcopal Church, 1101 Park Drive

Munster, Indiana, on Sunday, November 7, 1999, at 2 p.m.,

Fr. Steven L. Schuneman officiating. Friends may visit with the family

immediately following the service. The family requests that memorials be made

to Kosciusko County Home Care & Hospice, 902 Provident Drive, Warsaw, IN. 46580.

Tina Noor Sanders


Tina Noor Sanders, 93, of Indianapolis, Indiana, formerly of Griffith, passed

away Monday, September 20, 1999 in Indianapolis. She is survived by her

daughter, Eleanore S. McLaren of Indianapolis; sister, Rena Williams of

Indianapolis; grandson, Dr. James

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