Obituaries

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August 22, 1998 12:00 am

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Paulina George Anastas

Florida / Gary

Paulina George Anastas, 88, of Gary, passed away on Tuesday, August 18,

1998 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Paulina was born on December 23, 1909 in Albania

to the late Gregory and Magdalin Polena. From 1927 until a few short years ago,

Paulina resided in Gary where she contributed to the civic and social life of

her community. She was an active member of SS. Constantine & Helen Greek

Orthodox Cathedral, Merrillville. Paulina is survived by two daughters: Kathryn

(Max) Bayles of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. and Carol (Michael) Handzel of Dallas, TX;

eight grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday, August 24, 1998, 10 a.m. DIRECTLY at

SS. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 8000 Madison Street,

Merrillville, with Rev. Ted Poteres and Rev. Jim Greanias officiating.

Interment will follow in Ridgelawn-Mt. Mercy Cemetery, Gary. Friends will be

received Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. in the chapel of Stilinovich & Wiatrolik

Funeral Home, 7535 Taft Street (Hwy 55), Merrillville. A Trisagion Prayer

Service will be offered at 6 P.M. Sunday.

Emil Arseneault

Merrillville

Emil Arseneault, 65, of Merrillville, passed away on Thursday, August

20, 1998. He is preceded in death by three brothers, Clovis, Alfred and Andrew

and one sister, Florence. He was a pipefitter with Local Union #597, Chicago.

Emil is survived by wife of 26 years, Kazuko; one son, Robert (Christine) Pavot

of Crown Point; one daughter, Maria (Terry) Eck of Portage; five grandchildren,

Taylor and Candice Eck and Alexandra, Amanda and Justin Pavot; one brother,

Camille Arseneault; two sisters, Adriene Arseneault and Estelle Lavege, all of

Montreal; one sister-in-law, Fleurette Arseneault of Portage; two nephews,

Jason Arseneault of New Jersey and Pierre St. Pierre of Lake Station.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 24, 1998 at 1:30 P.M. from

the Stilinovich & Wiatrolik Chapel with Rev. Joseph Vamos officiating. Burial

will follow at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. Friends may visit with

the family on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Stilinovich & Wiatrolik Funeral

Home, 7535 Taft Street (Hwy 55) Merrillville, Indiana.

Mary E. Beebe

(nee Mikulaj)

Hammond

Mary E. Beebe (nee Mikulaj), 85, of Hammond, passed away Wednesday,

August 19, 1998. Survived by one daughter, Mary "Meg" (John) Hodson of St.

John; three sons, John (late Martha) Beebe of Highland, Charles (Rhonda) Beebe

of Valparaiso and Michael (Linda) Beebe of Tennessee; 10 grandchildren; five

great grandchildren; one sister, Irene Sabinski of Whiting; one brother, Val

(Helen) Mikulaj of Arkansas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death

by her beloved husband Richard, daughter-in-law, Martha, granddaughter, Mary

Therese, grandson, Richard, brothers, Anthony, John and Joseph and parents,

John and Mary Mikulaj.

Funeral services will be held Monday, August 24, 1998 at 9:30 a.m. from

the Kuiper Funeral Home, Mass of Christian burial 10 a.m. at St. James Church,

Rev. Francis Lazar officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Schererville.

Friends are invited to meet with the family on Sunday 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.

Mrs. Beebe was a member of St. James Church of Highland and former member

of St. Casimir Church, Hammond; member of Ladies Pennsylvanian Slovak Union

Branch #79. She was an avid bingo player and doll collector. Prayer service

Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be given to Hospice of the Calumet Area.

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Ernest T. Blaszczyk

Burnham / South Chicago, IL.

Ernest T. Blaszczyk, 74, late of Burnham, Illinois, formerly of South

Chicago, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 1998. He is survived by his three

daughters, Judy (Ronald) Szumelda, Jane Blaszczyk and Anne-Marie (Thomas) Deja;

grandchildren; Mandy and Joey Szumelda, Amber and Erin Deja; many nieces and

nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Anne E. Blaszczyk, parents, George and

Veronica Blaszczyk.

Funeral services will be held Monday, August 24, 1998, 9 a.m. prayers from

the Hennessy-Nowak Funeral Home, 400 Pulaski Road (154th St.), Calumet City,

IL., to St. Victor Church, Mass 9:30 a.m. Cremation, Oakland Memory Lanes

Crematory. Visitation on Sunday from 4 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Blaszczyk was a World War II Army veteran and retired employee of U.S.

Steel after 46 years of service.

Ronald Dean Coates

Hobart

Ronald Dean Coates, 41, of Hobart passed away on Thursday, August 20,

1998. He was born in Gary, August 26, 1956 to the late Milton and Alfreda

(Kossow) Coates and was a lifelong area resident. He is survived by his wife,

Jo Ann (nee Wilfong); a daughter, Brienne, at home; step-mother, Mary Coates of

Stonefort, Illinois; brothers, Dennis (Penny) of Westville, Ken of Plymouth,

Tom (Linda) of Hobart, Larry of Portage, Rich (Pat) of Hobart, Darryl (Lianne)

of Anchorage, Alaska, sisters, Karen (Doug) Hill of Portage, Arlene (Andy)

Koritko of Hobart; brothers-in-law, Wade (Becky) Wilfong of Portage, Bill (Pam)

Wilfong of Stevensville, Michigan, Mark (Darlene) Wilfong of Hobart. He was

preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Norman.

Funeral services 11 A.M. Monday, August 24, 1998 at The Rees Funeral Home,

Hobart Chapel, 600 West Old Ridge Road, Hobart, IN., Rev. Gerald T. Walworth

officiating. Cremation, Calvary Crematory. Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7

to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Rees Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel, 219-942-2109.

Anna Katherine Viola (Schlobohm) Dixon

Valparaiso

Anna Katherine Viola (Schlobohm) Dixon, 87, of Valparaiso, passed away

on Friday, August 21, 1998 at Life Care Center in Valparaiso. She was a life

long resident of Porter County and a life long member of St. Peter's Lutheran

Church in Portage, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60

years, Ralph (Bud) Dixon, her parents, William and Minnie (Eggers) Schlobohm, a

sister, Rose Briggs and four brothers, Ted, Hodge, Carl and Fritz Schlobohm.

Surviving are two children, Jerry (Anna Marie) Dixon of Portage and Joan

(LeRoy) Becker of Minneapolis; six grandchildren, Lea Carolina (Dixon) Bell of

Schererville, Anthony Becker, Jerry Becker, Marie Becker, Theresa Becker and

Susie (Becker) Lee; two great grandchildren, Samantha Bell and Patty Becker and

a brother, Marele Schlobohm of California. Anna wa a very loving mother and a

special friend to the many people she came in contact with during her 87 years.

Visitation will be Saturday, August 22, 1998 from 11 A.M. until funeral

services at 1 P.M. at Bartholomew Funeral Home, Valparaiso, IN., with Rev. Roy

Zerbe officiating. Burial in McCool Cemetery, Portage, Indiana. Memorials may

be made to Life Care Center, 3405 Campbell Street, Valparaiso, IN. 46385.

Lenora Franko

Merrillville

Lenora Franko, 84, of Merrillville, passed away at Whispering Pines

Nursing Home, Valparaiso, on Friday, August 21,1998. She was preceded in death

by her husband Steve in 1986, sisters, Hazel and Katherine of Pennsylvania, and

two grandchildren. Lenora is survived by her children, Virginia (late Arthur)

Tommasi of Merrillville, Peg (late Ron) Knickerbocker of Hobart, Steve

(Madeline) Franko of Hobart, Marie (Dick) Stockwell of Hobart, Charlie (Kathy)

Franko of Crown Point and Rich Franko of Hobart; 10 grandchildren; seven great

grandchildren; sister, Helen Foy of Harrisburg, PA; and numerous loving nieces

and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 24, 1998, 11 A.M. at the

Geisen Funeral Home, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville, IN. Burial to follow at

Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, Indiana. Friends may call at the

Geisen Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m.

Robert E. Goodlander

Crown Point

Robert E. Goodlander, 72, of Crown Point, Indiana, passed away on August

20, 1998 at the Burrell Cancer Center, St. Anthony Hospital. Bob fought a

valiant battle against a malignant brain tumor and complications. He is

survived by his faithful wife, Gail (Gaylon Moss). Bob and Gail were married

December 31, 1949 at her parents home in Hammond. Bob was parts manager for 18

years at Carroll Chevrolet. He was owner of Robert E. Goodlander Company. Mr.

Goodlander retired as General Manager of Chicago Bus Sales Parts Division in

1992. He is a past member of the Optimist Club and both former secretary and

treasurer of the Record Club. Bob was born in Hammond on December 13, 1925 the

son of Zoa and John Goodlander, now deceased. His mother-in-law and

father-in-law, Dollie and Dennis Moss, now deceased. He is survived by four

sisters, Joan (Steve) Manich of Highland, Barbara (Tony) Frye of Highland,

Betty (Earl) Burton of Highland and Vera (George) Mattox of Hammond; one

brother, Gerald Goodlander of Schererville; brother-in-law, Randy Moss and

sister-in-law, Mary Moss of Glasgow, Kentucky; eight nieces include Debbie,

Sharon, Sandy, Laurie, Deena, Diana, Lisa and Kathleen; seven nephews include

Daryl, Jerry, Rex, Stephen, David, John and David; also several cousins; and

good friends who helped Bob during his illness are Howard and Ardith Braddy and

Gail Sweeney

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 24, 1998, 3 p.m. at the

Geisen Funeral Home, 109 North East St., Crown Point, IN., the Rev. John Starr

will officiate. Entombment will be at the Calumet Park Cemetery Mausoleum.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 22nd, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and

Sunday, August 23rd, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Bob was an avid reader who was well versed in many subjects. He enjoyed

boating, fishing and traveling. His outgoing personality will be missed by many

people. Mr. Goodlander is a Christian who believed in God, Christ and

Everlasting Life.

Mildred L. Gunnum

Dyer

Mildred L. Gunnum, 66, of Dyer, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, August

20 1998. Survived by husband, Tom; six children: Ronald Thompson of Clearwater,

FL., Sharon (Bill) Knopf of Plainwell, MI., Steve (Linda) Thompson of Cedar

Lake, IN., Tina (Dan) Hadley-Gunnum of Portage, IN., Jack (Angie) Cunningham of

Gary, IN. and Connie (Ira) Armstead of Gary, IN; 15 grandchildren; five great

grandchildren; two brothers, Don (Joanne) Burkert of Hanover Park, IL. and

Terry (Sharon) Burkert of Fairborn, Ohio; four sisters, Sandy (Mike) Eckersley

of Hoopeston, IL., Nancy (Allen) Ideus of St. Joseph, IL., Carolyn Burkert of

Hoopeston, IL. and Venetta (Greg) Odle of Williamsport, IN. Preceded in death

by son, Timothy Merrill.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 24, 1998 at 11 A.M. from

the Christ Community Church (US 30 & Rt 51), Hobart, Indiana, with Pastor

Chuck Wheeler officiating. Burial at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN.

Friends may call at the Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 1920 Hart St., Dyer,

Indiana, on Sunday, 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mrs. Gunnum attended the Christ Community Church of Hobart. She was a

former driver for LCEOC, a bus driver for the Hanover Community Central School

Corporation and a former employee of Schererville Lumber.

John P. Horvath

Dyer

John P. Horvath, 44, of Dyer, IN., passed away on Wednesday, August

19, 1998. Survived by his wife, Elizabeth; two sons, Andy (Sheila) Horvath of

Nappanee, IN. and Johnathan (Allison Flagg) Horvath of Dyer; daughter, Tammy

(David) Correa of Chicago; three grandchildren, Christopher, Zachery and

Jonathan Michael; father, John Horvath Sr. of Hessville; two sisters, Randi

Horvath of Tucson, AZ. and Kathy (Claudio) Sacramento of Berwyn, IL; and two

brothers, Steve and Tony Horvath.

Funeral services will be private. Friends may call at the Fagen-Miller

Funeral Home, 1920 Hart St., Dyer, Indiana, on Saturday from 2 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Horvath was employed at Best Cutting Die in Skokie, IL. and was a

member of the Northwest Indiana Sleigh & Carriage Association. He was a die

hard Blackhawk fan.

Robert A. James

Lansing, IL.

Robert A. James, 82 of Lansing, Illinois, passed away Thursday, August

20, 1998. He is survived by his wife Doris; two sons, Arthur of Lansing and

Richard (Janet) of South Holland; two daughters, Carol (Darrell) Ward of White

Bear Lake, MN. and Judy King of Green Bay, WI.; 13 grandchilren; 10 great

grandchildren; one sister, May Lucile James of Berwyn, IL; several nieces and

nephews. Preceded in death by one daughter, Ellen Paul and two brothes, William

and Harold James.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 22, 1998 at 3:30 p.m.

at the First Assembly of God Church, 5670 Sohl Ave., Hammond, Indiana, Rev. J.

Calaway officiating, with lunch to follow. Mr. James' remains were donated to

the Anatomical Gift Association of Illinois. He was retired from Liquid Air

Corporation in Joliet. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the

family. Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home of Lansing IL., in charge of

arrangements.

Veronica Punyko

Calumet City/Burnside, IL.

Veronica Punyko, 84, of Calumet City, IL. and formerly of Burnside,

passed away on Thursday, August 20, 1998. She is survived by her daughter,

Magdalene (late Harry) Swick; two sons, Frederick Jr. and Michael (B.W.)

Punyko; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her

husband, Frederick and two brothers, Joseph and Bruno Zakarowski.

Visitation Sunday 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral services Monday, August 24, 1998,

9:15 a.m. at the Rosemoor Funeral Home, 17943 South Torrence Ave., Lansing,

Illinois, to Our Lady of Knock Church, 163d & Hirsch, Calumet City, IL., Mass

of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of

flowers, memorials may be made to charity of your choice. 708-474-2404.

Adeline Rosinski

(nee Mamaj)

Calumet City, IL.

Adeline Rosinski (nee Mamaj), 84, late of Calumet City, Illinois, passed

away on Thursday, August 20, 1998. Survived by daughter, Anita (Gale) Whitmer

of Lansing, IL.; son, Martin (Kathleen) Rosinski of Mount Prospect, IL;

grandchildren; Cheryl (Peter) Matteucci, Gale (Margaret) Whitmer III, Melanie

(David) Fultz, Lillian (Bryan) Tally, Barbara Stopper, Linda (Thomas) Paukert,

Julia Rosinski and Jeffrey Rosinski; 11 great grandchildren; and numerous

nieces and nephews; Preceded in death by husband, Barney Rosinski, former Chief

of Police of Calumet City, parents, Mary and John, sisters, Helen (Leo) Tomczak

and Agnes (Michael) Zaleta, She is remembered for her smiles and sense of humor

by her family and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 24, 1998, 9:30 a.m. from

the Castle Hill (Czechanski) Funeral Home Chapel, 248-155th Street, Calumet

City, IL., and 10 a.m. Mass at St. Andrew the Apostle Church. Burial at Holy

Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL. Visitation Sunday 2 to 9 p.m. In lieu of

flowers, donations may be made to St. Andrew School.

Mrs. Rosinski was a member of the Ladies Rosary Confraternity of St.

Andrews Church, who will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday and the Sunshine Club, who will

meet at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Helen E. Simmers

Hammond

Helen E. Simmers, 84, of Hammond, IN., passed away on Thursday, August

20, 1998. She is survived by three sons, Michael Simmers of Hammond, Robert

(Nancy) Simmers of Madison, AL. and Kenneth (Kathy) Simmers of Lowell, IN.; two

sisters, Marie (Joe) Stevens of Phoenix, AZ. and Jewel (Art) Linke of Canada;

several grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Preceded in

death by husband, Stanley, three brothers, Michael, John and Steve Yavore, one

sister, Dorothy Alger and one grandson, James Simmers

Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 22, 1998 from the Virgil

Huber Funeral Home, 7051 Kennedy Ave., Hammond, IN., with Rev. Richard Phelps

of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church of East Chicago, IN. officiating. Burial

at Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond, Indiana.

Mrs. Simmers was a member of the East Chicago Moose Lodge #1256 Womens

Auxiliary; and the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in East Chicago.

Anna Stan

Highland

Anna Stan, 80, of Highland, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 1998.

Survived by two sons, Timothy Stan of Highland and William (Barb) Stan of Bay

Village, Ohio; daughter, Melissa (William) Metzler of Hobart; eight

grandchildren: Melissa and Ashley Stan, Elizabeth, Jonathan and Samuel Stan,

William, Julie and Sarah Metzler; two sisters, Mary Lancaster of Hammond and

Betty Gladish of Hammond.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 24, 1998 at 9:40 a.m. at

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

mass at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church, Highland, Rev. Edward Kennedy

officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN. Friends

may call at the funeral home on Saturday 6 to 9 p.m and Sunday 2 to 5 and 7 to

9 p.m., with a prayer service Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

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