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
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.
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
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
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,
There will be no visitation. There will be a cremation. Arrangements handled
by Dykes Funeral
Home, Valparaiso, 219-462-3125.
Ollie Terry Fisher
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
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
Mr. Fisher was employed by the Mason Corporation in Schererville.
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
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
Mary E. Koerner, 74, of Dyer,IN passed away Wednesday, November 3,1999.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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.
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
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
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