Kenneth R. Ales
Kenneth R. Ales, 78, of Hammond, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, April 29
2000. Survived by his loving wife, Cora; two brothers, Kenneth, Jr. and Danny
Ales; one sister, Donna Bruce; and one grandson, Brandon.
will take place on Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Burns-Kish Funeral Home,
5840 Hohman Ave., Hammond, IN. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 5th,
11 a.m. from the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Carver Tinsley officiating.
Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery,
Mr. Ales was retired from the Town of Munster Street Department and was a
WWII veteran-U.S. Army Rangers. Memorial contributions to the family would be
Tommie Lee Anderson
Hammond / Alabama
Tommie Lee Anderson, 79,
passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2000. He was a Hammond resident for 50 plus
years, formerly of Hurtsboro, Alabama. He was a Deacon at Mount Zion Church and
also in the male choir. Employed with the city of Hammond and member of Mount
Zion Baptist Church.
His survivors are his daughter, Patricia Anderson of Chicago; son, Norman
Skillern of Gary; one sister, Lena Davis of Hurtsboro, AL; three grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services Friday, May 5,
2000, 11 a.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Hammond, Indiana, Rev. Williams
Collins officiating. Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park. Visitation at the
church on Thursday, May 4th, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services
entrusted to Smith-Bizzell-Warner
and Son "Your Golden Rule Funeral Home", 4209 Grant St., Gary. 219-885-7614.
Audrey C. Hanson
Audrey C. Hanson, 72, of Valparaiso, IN, passed away at St. Mary Medical
Center, Hobart, on Tuesday May 2, 2000. Born February 29, 1928 in Tappen,
North Dakota. Retired employee of American Bridge Company; member of Our Lady
of Sorrows Church and St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary. Preceded in death by
husband and beloved friend, Lloyd Hanson, parents, Henry and Agnes Overman and
two sisters, Rose Appel
and Margaret Schmidt. Survived by one daughter, Henriett McCorkle (Dennis
Demetrakis) of Crown Point, IN; two grandchildren: Chad McCorkle of Merced CA,
and Dina McCorkle of Crown Point, IN; one sister, Bernice Wilber of Salinas, CA.
Funeral services Saturday,
May 6, 2000, 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church (7 Dolors Shrine), 356 West
700 North, Valparaiso, IN, Father Douglas J. Mayer officiating. Burial, Calumet
Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. Friends may call at Geisen Funeral Home, 7905
on Friday 2 to 8 p.m. St. Mary Auxiliary Memorial Service Friday at 3 p.m. Wake
service Friday evening 7 p.m. On Saturday morning relatives and friends may
call directly at the church from 9 a.m. until time of Mass at 10 a.m.
Thomas B. Baldwin
Thomas B. Baldwin, 39, of Naperville, IL, for the past two years, formerly
of Aurora, IL, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at home. Born May 13, 1961
in Chicago. Survived by wife, Halina of Naperville; three children, Burke,
Caitlin and Cullen
Baldwin; brothers, Michael (Alida) of Indianapolis, IN, Kevin (Kathy) of
Greensboro, North Carolina and Brian of Orland Park, IL; sisters, Eileen (Mark)
Rhoda of Lansing, IL and Maureen (Dave) Rarick of Mesa, Arizona. Preceded in
death by parents Eugene and
Graduate of Thornton Fractional South High School. Gradute of University of
Tulsa, Bachelors degree. Played professional football for New York Jets
1984-1989. Member of Holy Spirit Catholic Community, taught CCD; insurance
agent for State
Farm Insurance in Montgomery, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Thomas
Baldwin Childrens Education Fund.
Visitation Friday 4 to 9 p.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 So. Mill
St., Naperville, IL. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday at 10 a.m.
at St. Thomas Apostle Church, 1500 Brookdale Rd., Naperville, IL, with Rev.
David Baldwin officiating. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth, IL. For
Alejandro "Alejo" Batista
Alejandro "Alejo" Batista, 81, of
East Chicago, IN, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2000. Survived by his wife of
42 years, Ramona Batista; 10 children: Anita Marquez, Alejandro Jr. (Lydia)
Batista, Rafaela (Rafael) Hernandez, Loida (David) Mejias, Rachel (Eddie) Vera,
Pedro (Victoria) Batista,
Josue (Adanivia) Batista, Ramonita (Arturo) Tristan, Merari (Milton) Oliveras
and Maria (Efrain) Santos; three step children, Estrella,Papo and Margie; 28
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Maximo (Vicenta)
Friday, May 5, 2000, 9:30 a.m. from the Fife Funeral Home, 4201 Indianapolis
Blvd., East Chicago, IN, Pastor Gilberto Novales officiating. Burial at
Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary. Visitation at the Fife Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 6
to 9 p.m. Thursday.
retired from Inland Steel Company in 1981 after 30 years of service; Korean
Conflict, U.S. Army veteran; and member of the Pentecostal Church of East
Chicago. He was a loving husband and father.
Lodena Budnyk, 88, of Hammond,
passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at the Valparaiso Care and Rehabilitation
Center. She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy (Michael) Jusko of Hessville;
seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three
great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death
by several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 5, 2000, 10 a.m. from the Bocken
Funeral Home, with Rev. Timothy McKay officiating. Burial at Elmwood Cemetery,
Hammond, IN. Friends are invited to call at the Bocken Funeral Home,
7042 Kennedy Ave., Hessville, IN, on Thursday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mrs. Budnyk had been a resident of the Calumet Area for over 70 years; and was
a member of Tabernacle of Grace Church, East Chicago.
Stella Chapko, 80,
of Merrillville, passed away on Monday, May 1, 2000. She is survived by one
son: Max (Mary Ann) Chapko, Jr., of Crown Point; one daughter, Christine
(Michael) Purbaugh of Griffith; one grandson, James Chapko and one
granddaughter, Jenny Purbaugh; brother-in-law,
Anthony Bartosh of Merrillville; niece, Maryon Akers of Las Vegas, NV and
nephew, Dr. Steven (Sophia) Bartosh of Munster. She was married to her husband
Max for 47 years, who preceded her in death in 1992.
Stella was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic
Church and a longtime member of the Rosary Sodality. She enjoyed making holiday
crafts for the church bazaar, friends and family.
Friends may call at the Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service, 6360 Broadway,
Merrillville, IN, on Thursday, May 4, 2000 from 2 to
5 and 7 to 9 p.m Funeral services will be held Friday, May 5, 2000, at 9:30
a.m. from the Pruzin Brothers Chapel and 10 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic
Church with Rev. Dennis Teles officiating. Burial will follow at Calumet Park
Cemetery. Prayer service
will be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
Elder Evanti E. Collins
Monday, April 24, 2000, Elder Collins, a resident of Gary, IN, went home
to be with the Lord. Survived by her daughter Lisa (Collins) Kamya of Tulsa,
OK, and her son, Christopher Collins
of Gary; A native of Portsmouth, VA, 1995 graduate of three Masters degrees at
Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK, in Missions, Marriage and Family Therapy
and Substance Abuse Counseling. After graduation, in association with Higher
Dimensions Family Church,
Tulsa, OK, Elder Collins worked extensively with Hannah's Prayer Adoption
Agency, as a coordinator of Christian Adoptions, facilitating over 100
adoptions for the unborn and those in crisis pregnancy. She also initiated
Bulrush Family Life Center International,
a ministry designed to encompass foreign missions and ministry to families in
both the U.S. and abroad. In 1998, continuing her work to hurting women and
families Elder Collins relocated to Gary, IN. As an Elder in ministry to Catch
the Fire Christian Fellowship
Church, Hammond, IN, she organized and facilitated support groups for teens and
unwed mothers. She was an instructor and assessment specialist with the CTF
IMPACT Program, liaison to the Gary City Drug Court, Therapist in Crisis
Pregnancy Counseling, established
Purity with Purpose for Women and most recently received her license as a
Mental Health Counselor. Her spiritual Journey to fulfill God's purpose in her
life was challenging, fulfilling, difficult and even suffered setback, but she
continued on purpose to
Memorial services will be Thursday, May 4, 7 P.M. at Catch the Fire
Christiabn Fellowship Church, 6923 Marshall, Hammond, IN. 219-845-3756.
Thomas J. Dempsey,71,of Dyer, IN, passed away May 3, 2000 at St. Margaret
Mercy South Campus. Survivors: wife, Marie; daughter, Rachel Marie (John)
Ossyra, of Flossmoor, IL; son, Thomas Kelly (Elizabeth) Dempsey, of Uttica, IL;
grandchildren, John Robert, Angela; step grandchildren: Leis, Sunshine, and
Sage; sister, Carol Dempsey
of Downers Grove, IL; niece, Candice Babcock, of Gurnee, IL.
Funeral services will be Saturday at Noon at Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 1920
Hart St, Dyer, 12:30 p.m. at St. Joseph's Church in Dyer, with Rev. Mark
Pavlina, officiating. Burial will be in Des
Mr. Dempsey was involved for over 30 years on the Dyer B.Z.A. and the Dyer
Planning Commission, of which he was its President. Retired from Amoco Oil with
over 30 years of service. Former member of the Dyer Lions Club. Donations to
Church, Dyer, IN, would be appreciated.
Mary Ann Galka
Mary Ann Galka, 72, of Merrillville, passed away on Monday, May 1, 2000.
Survived by Andrew Galka of Crown Point; one son, Walter (Stephanie) Galka of
Dyer; two grandchildren, Kelly
and Kaitlyn; sister, Georgia (Christ) Christoff of Valparaiso; one nephew, Alex
Christoff of Chicago; nieces: Dr. Elizabeth (Jeffrey) Eastes of Fishers, IN,
Susan (Steve) Jones of Schererville.
Funeral services Thursday, May 4, 2000, 11 a.m. at the Fagen-Miller
Funeral Home, 1920 Hart St., Dyer, Indiana. Burial at Chapel Lawn Memorial
Gardens, Schererville, Indiana. Visitation Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m.
Edward Golubiewski, 81, of Highland, IN, passed away on Sunday, April 30,
2000. He is survived by his wife, Mary (nee Madras); daughter, Jane Golubiewski
of Las Vegas, NV; and two sisters, Therese (Peter) Sutkowski and Elsie Arcella.
Private funeral services were held on Thursday, May 4, 2000, with burial at
Holy Cross Cemetery,Calumet
Mr. Golubiewski was a retired machinist at Blaw Knox, East Chicago, IN.
Anthony & Dziadowicz Funeral Home, Munster, in charge of arrangements.
Joseph W. Grabarek
Joseph W. Grabarek, 87, late of Dolton, formerly of
South Chicago. Husband of Stephanie (nee Raczka). Father of Stan (Christa)
James, Joseph (Kathy) Ken Grabarek and Eileen (John) Pachuta. Brother of Celia
Mlynarczyk, Betty (Paul) Guzzo and Harry (Dolores) Grabarek. Grandfather of
seven and great-grandfather
of six. Uncle of several nieces and nephews.
46-1/2 year employee of U. Steel South Works retiring in 1974. Interment
private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Blue Cap School, 2155 Broadway, Blue
Island, IL 60406. Arrangements by Thornridge Funeral Home
(Janusz Family Funeral Service) Dolton/South Holland, IL. 708-841-2300 or
Irene M. Greig
Irene M. Greig, 79, of Valparaiso, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2000 at
Porter Memorial Hospital. She was born December 25, 1920 in
Valparaiso, the daughter of Frank L. and Luella N. (Galbreath) Witner. She was
a homemaker and a volunteer for several charities. On March 27, 1948 in
Chicago, she married Donald A Greig who preceded her in death May 30, 1996.
Surviving are two daughters,
Marianne Betz and Bonnie Kunkel of Phoenix, AZ; six grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren. Her parents, a sister, Marjoriy Hayes and a brother, Edgar
R. Witner preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 4, 2000, 11 a.m. at Bartholomew
Funeral Home, Valparaiso, Indiana, Rev. Brenda Ludwig officiating. Burial will
be in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, 10 a.m. until time of
service at 11 a.m.
Mary J. Holub
Mary J. Holub, 89, a 69 year resident of the East
Side. Beloved wife of the late Frank A. Holub Sr., Loving mother of Frank
(Madeleine) Holub of Highland, Ann (Albert) Idec of Calumet City, IL, Theresa
(Gerald) Talabay of Lake Village, IN, Eleanor (Dan) Avgerinos of Munster, IN
and Klary (Charles) Osearo
of Chicago, IL; Devoted grandmother of 15 and Great-grandmother of 21; Dear
sister of the late Joseph Jr. (Ann) Frjelich of Hegewisch, late Andrew (Mary)
Frjelich of Hegewisch, Ann (late Joe) Janota of Lansing, IL, late Steve (late
Katherine) Frjelich of
Hegewisch and late John Frjelich of Hegewisch. Daughter of the late Joseph and
Member of the Ladies Pennsylvania Slovac Roman and Greek Catholic Union,
long-time member of St. George Catholic Church of the East Side and former
of St. John the Baptist Slovak Church of South Chicago.
Visitation Friday 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral services Saturday, May 6, 2000 at 10:30
A.M. from the Elmwood Chapel, 11200 So. Ewing Ave., Chicago, to St. George
Church, Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Interment,
Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Masses preferred. 773-731-2749.
Emil C. Jansky, Jr.
Emil C. Jansky, Jr, 80. Beloved husband of the late Dream. Loving father of
Laura (late John) Cosich, Linda (late David) Iwaszko, Charles
(Bridgett), William and Edward (Cheryl) Jansky, Elizabeth (Narvie) Byers,
Ronald (Pamela) and David (Lanelle) Jansky, late Dianne Peckler and late Frank
Jansky. Devoted grandfather of 22 and great-grandfather of 17. Dear brother of
Raymond Jansky. Fond uncle
Army veteran of WWII. Member of Illiana Post #220 American Legion. Retired
Boiler Maker for Local #374. Visitation Friday, May 5, 2000 from 2 to 9 p.m. at
the Elmwood Chapel, 11200 So. Ewing Ave., Chicago. Service time pending for
Ira L. Judge, Ph.D
Gary / Merrillville
Ira L. Judge, Ph.D., 61, formerly of Gary, a Merrillville resident for 25
years, passed away at Methodist Hospital, Southlake Campus on Monday, May 1,
2000. Survivors are wife, Joan Dolores
Judge of Merrillville; two sons, Larry (Susan) Judge of Laramie, Wyoming and
Mike (Kim) Judge of Marietta, Georgia; one grandson, Jay Judge of Marietta,
Georgia; mother, Dorothy Judge of Lake Station, Indiana; brother, Timothy
(Jackie) Judge of Milton, Florida;
sister, Patricia (Wayne) Anthony of Lakes of the Four Seasons; and many nieces
and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Judge.
Friends are invited to meet with the family on Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. at
the Burns Funeral Home (corner
101st and Broadway), Merrillville/Crown Point Chapel. Funeral services will be
private with cremation to follow at the Burns Funeral Home Crematory.
Ira was a member of the United States Track Federation, the Indiana Track and
Cross Country Association and
the Indiana Football Coaches Association. He was Past Board member and Chairman
of the Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and
Dance. He was a member of the American Federation of Teachers and The Indiana
University Alumni Association;
a retired employee of the Gary Community Schools with 38 years of service; a
teacher Consultant in the Dept. of Health, Physical Education and Drug
Education. He was a former football and track coach at Lew Wallace High School
and also coached Girls Basketball
at Bailey Middle School. He was an Indiana University graduate, B.S. & M.S.
degrees, and also a member of the College Football Team. He received his Ph.D
Degree from Indiana State University.
Loretta M. Kierzkowski
Country Club Hills
Loretta M. Kierzkowski (nee Izydorek), late of Country Club Hills. Beloved
wife of Harry J. Kierzkowski. Loving mother of John H. (Judy) Kierzkowski. Dear
grandmother of Corinne (Scott) Shudick, David (Sue) Kierzkowski, Jeanine
(Kelley) Kaurich, Thomas
Kierzkowski, Marlene Johnson. Fond great-grandmother of 12.
Funeral service Friday, May 5, 2000, 9:15 a.m. prayers at Ryan Funeral Home,
18022 Dixie Highway, Homewood, IL, to St. Emeric Church, Mass 10 a.m.
Visitation Thursday 2 to 9 p.m. Interment at Holy
Joan A. Lynch
Joan A. Lynch (nee Thorn), 66, of Valparaiso, IN, passed away Monday, May 1
2000, at Porter Memorial Hospital. Joan was born on February 24, 1934, in St.
Clair, PA, to Theodore D. Thorn and
Sara Evans (nee Gregory) Thorn. She is survived by her husband of 46 years,
Richard C. Lynch; two daughters, Carol A. (Tom) Byerly (grandsons, Matthew and
Michael) of Valparaiso, Lisa (Gary) Cauley (grandsons Lucas and Gary) of
Wanatah; one brother, Theodore
Donald Thorn of St. Clair, PA; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other
relatives who reside in Pennsvylania. Joan was preceded in death by her
parents, her sister, Margaret (Walter) Howells and infant son, Bruce Richard
She was a member of the Porter
County Red Cross Board of Directors and the First Presbyterian Church of
Valparaiso. A memorial service is planned for Saturdya, May 20, 2000, 10a.m. at
First Presbyterian Church, 3401 N. Valparaiso Street, Valparaiso, IN. In lieu
of flowers, please make
memorial donations to the Porter County Red Cross or the American Cancer
Thomas L. Martz
Thomas L. Martz, 45, passed away Monday, May 1, 2000, at home in Spring
Texas. Graduate of Purdue University receiving his degree in Chemical
Engineering. Employed by Criterion Catalyst Company as Plant Manager. He
enjoyed golf and family activities. Preceded in death by his father, Fred
Martz. Survived by his wife, Charlotte; daughters, Trinity, Jenise and Jenna
and sons, Bradley and Tommy; granddaughter,
Kamryn; mother, Margaret Martz; brothers, John (Marilyn) Martz and Jerry Martz,
and sister, Judy Hoover; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be Thursday evening 6 to 9 p.m. at the Klein Funeral Home in
Champion Forest, Texas, with services
to be held in Valparaiso Indiana, at a later date. Contributions may be made to
charity of choice. Arrangements by the Dykes Funeral Home, Valparaiso, IN.
John Micu, 83, of Munster, IN, passed away on Wednesday, May
3, 2000. Survived by loving wife, Helen Micu; one daughter, Janis Winer; two
grandchildren, Robin and Andrew Winer; one sister, Victoria Johnson; brothers,
Victor and Andrew Micu. He was a resident of Munster since 1951 and retired
from the Budd Company in
Services private. Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster, in
charge of arrangements. 219-836-5000.
Charles "Chuck" H. Novotny
Charles "Chuck" H. Novotny, 81, of Merrillville, passed away at Methodist
Campus Saturday, April 29, 2000. Chuck was a retired president of John Novotny
and Sons Heating and Air Conditioning Company in Gary. Graduate of Lew Wallace
High School. Mr. Novotny was a 50 year member of Glen Park Masonic Lodge 732
F&AM, Orak Temple,
Michigan City, 32nd Degree Mason of Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite South Bend
Consistory. Chuck was a life member of the Rotary Club and had served as
president of the Glen Park Chamber of Commerce. Preceded in death by his wife
Vivian in 1991. He is survived
by one son, Jonathan, Karena and sister, Alice McKinley.
Cremation will precede a memorial service which will be held on Saturday, May
6, 2000 at 2 p.m. from the Geisen Funeral Home, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville,
IN. Friends may meet with the family on Saturday
from 1:30 p.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests
contributions be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children of charity of
Robert T. Peterson
Robert T. Peterson, 77, of Valparaiso,
passed away Monday, May 1, 2000 at Porter Memorial Hospital. He was born
January 5, 1923, in Chicago, the son of Bror and Dora (Thomson) Peterson. He
was the owner of the Peterson Brothers Trucking and later KRC Transit, both
based in Valparaiso. Mr. Peterson
was a WWII Army Air Corps Veteran and a Life member of the VFW Post 988 and the
American Legion Charles Pratt Post 94 in Valparaiso. He was a member of the
Nike Preservation Group, the Experimental Aircraft Association and the Ex-POW
Dayna wrote a book about him "Dad's Story". On August 3, 1946 in Chicago, he
married Pauline Lawrence who survives in Valparaiso. Surviving are seven
children: Doria (David) Selent of Paw Paw, MI, David (Donna) Peterson of Battle
Ground, IN., Dayne (Terry)
Mason of Temecula, CA, Daniel (Alice) Peterson of Battle Ground, IN, Douglas
(Susan H.) Peterson of Flowermound, TX, Donald (Susan C.) Peterson of West
Lafayette, IN and Dennis Peterson of Valparaiso; 14 grandchildren; two
brothers, Ben and Bruce Peterson
and a sister, Betty Buell. His parents preceded him in death.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, May 4, 2000 at 2 p.m. at Bartholomew
Funeral Home, Valparaiso, IN, Rev. Boyd Latchaw officiating. Burial will be in
Battle Ground Cemetery, Battle Ground,
IN, with a Graveside Service there at 4:30 P.M. Visitation Wednesday evening,
May 3rd, 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday 12 Noon to 2 p.m. at Bartholomew Funeral
Michael Leon Poe
Michael Leon Poe, 40, of Gary, IN, passed away on Monday, May 1,
2000. Employee of Merfeld Trucking in Iowa. Survived by parents, Alton L. and
Lottie Mae Poe of Gary; two sons, Michael Leon Poe, Jr. and Billy Shinkle, one
daughter, Jeanie Shinkle and one granddaughter, Alexis Hardesty, all of Gary;
four brothers, Larry
E. (Janice) Poe of Gary, Richard L. (Felicia) Poe of Lake Station, Jerry L. Poe
and Johnny D. Poe, both of Gary; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 5, 2000 at 12:30 p.m. from the
Burns Funeral Home, Hobart,
(corner of Rt 51 & 7th Street), with Rev. Walter W. Davis officiating.
Cremation by Burns Funeral Home Crematory will precede the memorial service.
There will be no visitation.
Anna L. Renn
Anna L. Renn, 89, of Crown Point, passed away
at Methodist Hospital, Southlake Campus on Monday, May 1, 2000. Survivors are
one son, Ralph (Ann) Dillman of Hobart; two daughters, Dolores (Ed) Swanek of
Springhill, Florida and Donna (Roy) Duffee of Lily, Kentucky; three
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;
sister, Lucille Bonn of Portage; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was
preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Renn in 1985 and her granddaughter,
Funeral services Friday, May 5, 2000, 10 a.m. at the Burns Funeral Home,
(corner 101st and Broadway)
Merrillville/Crown Point Chapel, with Rev. Robert Stroup officiating.
Interment, Calumet Park Cemetry, Merrillville. Friends may call at the Burns
Funeral Home Thursday, 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Anna was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Merrillville,
and was a retired employee of U.S. Steel after 30 years of service.
William Keith Rumbaugh
Florida / Hegewisch, IL
William Keith Rumbaugh, 81, of Englewood, FL, since 1984, formerly of
Chicago, passed away Monday, May 1, 2000. Born August 21, 1918
in Cranesville, PA. Retired in 1980 from South Suburban SLA, former President
of Hegewisch Federal SLA; member of Fred Schweitzer American Legion Post #272
and V.F.W. Suketa Post #5414 both in Chicago, IL, Masonic Lodge 1350 in
Englewood, FL. Served in the
Army 109th anti aircraft artillery group during WWII. Survived by wife of 54
years, Doris; daughters Karen M. (Walter) Huskey of Lake Bluff, IL and Joan M.
(Jay) Turner of Naples, FL; son, Keith L. Rumbaugh of Park Forest, IL; brother,
Edward E. (Mary) Rumbaugh
of Chicago; grandchildren: Abra and Garth Huskey of Lake Bluff, IL; and many
nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be held Monday, May 8, 2000 at 1 p.m. at Christ Lutheran
Church in Englewood, FL. Donations to Hospice Organization or Lebanon Lutheran
Church in Chicago. Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Port Charlotte,
Washington / East Chicago, IN
Helen Seregely (nee Bodie-Ilona), 99, of Bellingham, Washington, formerly
of East Chicago,
IN, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2000. Survived by son, Daniel W.
Seregely of Ventura, CA; daughter, Helen (Charles) Nastyn of Bellingham, WA;
five grandchildren: Janice (James) Campbell of Aloha, Oregon, Claudia Nastyn
Benoit of Bellingham, WA, Daniel
W. Seregely Jr. David M. Seregely and Karen S. Seregely, all of California; two
great grandchildren; Matthew Charles Benoit of Bellingham, WA and Tyler Lee
Seregely of Arizona. Preceded in death by husband, Daniel, granddaughter,
Barbara Marie Seregely, sister,
Mary Dienes and brother, Andrew Bodie.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 5, 2000, at 11 a.m from the Faith
United Church of Christ, 3030-175th St., Hammond, IN, with Rev. Karl Ludwig,
officiating. Burial at Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Friends
may call at the Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 2828 Highway Ave., Highland, IN, on
Thursday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday morning from 10 a.m. to 11
a.m. at the church.
Mrs. Seregely was born October 10, 1900, to Andrew and Bertha (Petho) Bodie
in Mezokovesd, Hungary, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1921. Her special
interests were gardening, fine embroidery, and her entire family. She belonged
to the Woodmen of the World Lodge #6057 of Indiana; and was a faithful member
of the United Church of Christ,
formerly the First Hungarian Reform and Evangelical Church of East Chicago, and
worked diligently with their Ladies Aid Society. She will be greatly missed.
Mara Sila (nee Kirincic), 76, of Highland, and
formerly of East Chicago, a loving mother, grandmother and friend, passed away
on Tuesday, May 2, 2000. She is survived by her children: John (Kathie) Sila of
Lafayette, IN, Ana (Joseph) Stankovich of Highland, Stevo (Kathy) Sila of
Croatia and Joseph (Patsy)
Sila of Crown Point; eight grandchildren: Debbie and Diana Sila, Joseph J.
Stankovich, Jr., Vesna, Zdravko and Silvia Sila and Joseph and Anthony Sila;
two brothers, George (Mira) Kirincic of Highland and Stevo (Kathy) Kirincic of
Munster; one sister, Ana
(late Vilko) Vukin of Munster; also many nieces and nephews in the U.S. and
Croatia. Preceded in death by her husband, Stevo, parents, Mirko and Jela
Kirincic and sisters, Ljuba Markovich and Kathy Matan.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 6,
2000 at 9:30 a.m. from the Oleska-Pastrick Funeral Home, to Holy Trinity
Croatian Catholic Church, for a 10 a.m. Mass with Msgr. Paul B. Bogovich
officiating. Burial at St. John Catholic Cemetery. Friends may visit with the
family on Friday from 2:30 to 5
and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Oleska-Pastrick Funeral Home, 3934 Elm Street, East
Chicago, IN (one block north of Columbus Dr-US12). A Rosary will be prayed at 3
Mrs. Sila was a member of Holy Trinity Croatian Church and its Altar and
A retired caretaker of Holy Trinity parish and member of the Croatian Catholic
Union. She loved to spend time in the outdoors, and enjoyed gardening.
Jacob N. Smith
Brookston/Schererville, IN/Lansing, IL
Jacob N. Smith, 21, of Brookston, Indiana, a
former resident of Lansing, IL, and Schererville, IN, and a graduate of Lake
Central High School, St. John, IN, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2000. Father
of Tyler Smith of Brookston, IN; Friend of Jill Blauw; Son of David Smith of