Winona E. Anderson
"Nonie" (nee Meier)
Winona E. "Nonie" Anderson (nee Meier), 88, of Lake Station and Portage,
passed away Saturday, March 18, 2000, at Methodist Hospital, Southlake. "Nonie"
was a lifelong Northwest Indiana
resident, a longtime member of the Community Christian Church, the Nightingale
Club and the East Gary Alpha Class. She is survived by three sons: Dennis
(Phyllis) Anderson of Lake Station, Dr. Ned (Beth) Anderson of Highland and
Dale Anderson of Hallendale,
Florida; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Melvin H. "Bud" Anderson, great- grandson, David
Anderson, brother, Randall Meier and sister, Mary Elaine Walley.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, March
22, 2000, 11 a.m. at the Rees Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel, 600 West Old Ridge
Road, Hobart, IN, with Rev. Terry Harman, of the Family Christian Center,
officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Portage, Indiana. Memorials
are preferred to the Community
Christian Church Building Fund. Visitation is Tuesday, March 21st, from 2 to 5
and 7 to 9 p.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel.
Violet B. Brinsky
Violet B. Brinsky, 85, of Chicago, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2000,
at St. Francis
Hospital, Blue Island, IL. Survived by four grandchildren, Wayne Hunniford of
Hammond, IN, Renee Hunniford and Jerry Hunniford of Chicago and Christine
(Robert) Rossiano of Calumet City, IL; one great-granddaughter, Rachel
Benavidez; son-in-law, Walter (Vickie)
Hunniford of Chicago; and one sister, June (late Bill) DeLuca of Lompac,
CA.Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph S. Brinsky, daughter, Doris Ann
Hunniford (nee Brinsky).
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at 10 a.m. from the
Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Ave., Hessville, IN, with Rev. Forest
Simpson, officiating. Burial at Memory Lane Memorial Park, Schererville, IN.
Friends are invited to call at the Bocken Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 to 5
and 7 to 9 p.m.
was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hammond. In lieu of flowers,
memorials to be used at families discretion, will be appreciated.
Loretta B. Csonka
Loretta B. Csonka, of Hammond, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2000. She
by her two sons, Ronald (MaryAnn) Csonka of Hammond and Norbert (Agnes) Csonka
of Griffith; brother, Bernard Keltyka of Highland; three sisters, Charlotte
Jillson of East Chicago, Emily (Spiro) Johnson of Hobart and Celia (Edward)
Majewski of Merrillville;
grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by
her husband, Louis Csonka, Sr., and son, Louis Csonka, Jr.
Funeral services Thursday, March 23, 2000, at 9:30 a.m. from the Solan Funeral
Home, for 10 a.m. Mass at St. John Bosco
Catholic Church, Hammond. At rest, Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL.
Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at
the Solan Funeral Home, 7109 Calumet Ave., Hammond, IN. Prayer service 3 p.m.
Wednesday, at the funeral
Loretta was a member of St. John Bosco Church, member and former officer of
American Legion Unit #369 Ladies Auxiliary, who will hold services Wednesday at
2:30 p.m.; member of United Polka Association avid fan of polka music, and a
of White Eagles.
Catherine Demian (nee Dumakowski), 89, at rest, Sunday, March 19, 2000.
Beloved wife of the late, Bill Demian. She is survived by her loving children,
Joan (Walter) Pucher and David (Regina)
Demian; Proud grandmother of Daniel and Randall (Kim) Corbel, and her
great-grandchildren, Drew, Kady, Samantha, Nichole and Amanda.
A Committal Service will be held Thursday, March 24, 2000, 10 a.m prayers from
the Hennessy-Nowak Funeral Home, 400 Pulaski
Rd. (154th St.), Calumet City, IL, to Holy Cross Cemetery, services 10:30 a.m.
Visitation Wednesday 3 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, masses would be preferred.
Angela R. Jachim Derezinski
Orland Park/Calumet City, IL
Angela R. Jachim Derezinski
(nee Tekiela), 79, late of Orland Park, IL, formerly of Calumet City, IL,
passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2000. She is survived by her daughter,
Patricia (late Norbert) Jaroszewski; three grandchildren, Gail (Steve) Jensen,
Lori (John R.) Carlson and James
(Linda) Jaroszewski; five great-grandchildren, Nickolas, Erick and Dana Jensen,
Jonathan Carlson and Hannah Jaroszewski; three sisters, Lillian (late Florian)
Lewandowski, Jean (late George) Sichta and Adeline (Andrew) Papai; two
sisters-in-law, Sr. Evelyn
Derezinski R.S.M. and Elizabeth Jachim; two brothers-in-law, Daniel Derezinski
and Sylvester (Jean) Jachim; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in
death by her husbands, Dominick Jachim and Chester Derezinski; parents, Andrew
and Bernice Tekiela,
brother, Alfred (Mary) Tekiela and sister, Dorothy (John) Frankiewicz.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 22, 2000, 9:30 a.m. prayers
from Hennessy-Nowak Funeral Home, 400 Pulaski Rd. (154th St.), Calumet City IL,
to St. Andrew the Apostle Church,
Mass 10 a.m Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation Monday, 5 to 9 p.m. and
Tuesday 2 to 9 p.m. Mrs. Derezinski was a member of Hammond U.P.A.
Jean M. Dragus
Jean M. Dragus, 79, of Hammond, IN, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2000,
her home. She is survived by one son, John D. "J.D." (Judy) Dragus of Hammond;
one sister, Kathleen Kuniega of Crown Point; God-daughter, Maryann (Vince)
Terrazas of Hobart; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, and a host of very
services Wednesday, March 22, 2000, 9:30 a.m. prayers from the Virgil Huber
Funeral Home, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 a.m. at Our Lady
of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Hessville, Rev. John R. Winterlin
celebrating. Friends may call
on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virgil Huber Funeral Home, 7051
Kennedy Ave., Hessville, IN.
Jean was a lifelong Democrate and followed her husband as Precinct
Committee-person of the 5th Council District #85 of Hammond. A member of Our
of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Jean was born in Chicago, and moved to East
Chicago, at the age of four, where she attended St. Mary Grade School and
graduated from Roosevelt High School, East Chicago. She worked for Cast Armour
during WWII and continued
until the early '50's, later working for American Steel Foundries, where she
remained until the early 70's, at which time she began working at City Hall in
Hammond as a clerk, until retiring in the early 80's. The family has requested,
in lieu of flowers,
donations be given in her name, to Hospice of the Calumet Area.
Anastacia Drossos (nee Chakos), 78, of Merrillville, IN, passed away Sunday,
March 19, 2000. She was a member of SS. Constantine & Helen Greek
Orthodox Cathedral; member and past treasurer of SS. Helen's Philoptochos
Womens Society; member and past treasurer of T.O.P.S. of Gary #1089; and a 1940
graduate of Froebel High School. Preceded in death by her parents, James and
Demitra Chakos and sister,
Nina Gottschling. Survived by husband, Christ; two sons, Christ Jr., of
Bloomington, IN, and James of Merrillville; daughter, Mary Ann of
Merrillville; grandson, Nicholas; brother, Tom (Mary) Chakos of San Francisco,
CA; two sisters, Mary (John) Andros
and Christina Chakos, both of Merrillville; brother-in-law, Edward Gottschling
of Portage; sister-in-law, Charlotte "Dolly" (Karl) Wossidlo of Schaumburg, IL;
also, many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2000, 10 a.m.
at SS. Consantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 8000 Madison St.,
Merrillville, IN, with Father Ted Poteras officiating. Burial at Calumet Park
Cemetery, Merrillville. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m., with a
Trisagion Service at 6:30 p.m.,
at the Stilinovich & Wiatrolik Funeral Home, 7535 Taft St. (Hwy 55),
Merrillville, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Church Building
Patricia A. Duke
Patricia A. Duke (nee Moore), 49, of Dyer, IN, passed
away on Monday, March 20, 2000, at her home. She is survived by her husband, of
22 years, Russell; son, David Duke, at home; two sisters, Doris (Alfred)
Schultz of Eau Claire, WI, and Carol (Sam) Flitar of Hammond, IN; one brother,
Gordon (Bettie) Moore of
Warsaw, IN; four nephews and five nieces; and dear friend, Mary Moore of
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 23, 2000, at 10 a.m. from the
Bocken Funeral Home, with Pastor Scott Bruick officiating. Burial at Concordia
IN. Friends are invited to call at the Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Ave.,
Hessville, Indiana, on Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mrs. Duke was a lifetime resident of the Calumet Area. She was a member of
St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Munster;
and was employed at Illiana Transit Warehouse in Hammond, as an Administrative
Dale H. Harms
Merrillville / Gary
Dale H. Harms, 68, of Merrillville, formerly of Gary, passed away at his
home on Saturday, March 18, 2000. He was
a member of Our Lady of Consolation Church, and the Holy Name Society; and
American Legion Post #20. Dale was a retired employee of U.S. Steel, Sheet &
Tin Mill, with 35 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy-Korean
Conflict, aboard the U.S.
Lowry DD770. Preceded in death by his parents, Henry M. and Rose G. Harms,
sister, Barbara Harms, and three brothers, Robert Joseph, Eugene and Donald
Harms. Survived by wife, Frances M. Harms of Merrillville; children: JoAnn
(Jeff) Swackhamer of Frankfort,
IN, Colin (Micolette) Harms of Crown Point, Glenn (Lisa) Harms of Annapolis,
Maryland, Michael Harms of Seattle, WA, Steven (Charmain) Harms of Valparaiso,
Jennifer (Adam) Noel of Cedar Lake, Jacqueline Harms of Indianapolis, Jill
Harms and John Harms, both
of West Lafayette; seven grandchildren; one brother, David Harms of San Pierre,
IN; two sisters, Maureen (Joe) Sedor of Cedar Lake, and Janet (Chuck) Anderson
of LaPorte; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at 9:30
a.m. from the Burns Funeral Home (corner of 101st & Broadway),
Merrillville/Crown Point Chapel, to Our Lady of Consolation Church, for Mass of
Christian Burial at 10 a.m., with Rev. Joseph E. Vamos officiating. Services
will terminate at the church, with
cremation following at the Burns Funeral Home Crematory. Friends may call at
the funeral home on Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Prayer service will be
recited Tuesday at 3 p.m.
Crown Point / Gary
Robert Holguin, 64, of Crown Point,
IN, formerly of Gary, and a Crown Point resident for 30 years, passed away on
Sunday, March 19, 2000. A graduate of Emerson High School, class of 1955.
Retired Sheet Metal Worker of Local #20. Retired Battalion Chief of the Gary
Fire Department with 21 years
of service, and upon his retirement he was employed by the School City of Gary,
for 10 years. He was a loyal and faithful fan of the Chicago Cubs for 55 years.
Preceded in death by parents, Walter and Inez Holguin, brothers, Frank Holguin
and Mike and Joe
Flores, and sister, Lillian Herrera. Survived by wife, Janice; two daughters,
Kim (William) Peterson of Lowell, IN, and Lorri (John) Holguin-Grozdina of
Chicago, IL; two step-daughters, Kathryn (Joseph) Petrovich of Valparaiso, IN,
and Karen (Thomas) Antczak
of Lafayette, IN; one step-son, Leigh (Anne) Smith of Hobart, IN; two
grandchildren and five step-grandchildren; two sisters, Sally (Albert) Moreno
of Lake Station, IN and Alicia (George) Arroyo of Phoenix, AZ; one brother,
Hector (Jesse) Holguin of Toledo,
OH; several nieces and nephews; and three close friends, Sam Stone, Joe
Hornick and George "Britt" Kirkpatrick.
Funeral services Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at 11 a.m. from the Burns Funeral
Home, (corner of 101st & Broadway), Merrillville/Crown Point Chapel,
with Rev. Robert L. Stroup, officiating. Interment at Calumet Park Cemetery,
Merrillville, IN. Friends may call at the Burns Funeral Home,
Merrillville/Crown Point Chapel, on Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m.
Julia L. Ivey
Julia L. Ivey, 52, of Gary,
passed away Sunday, March 19, 2000, at home. Survived by husband, Theoda; one
daughter, Torry Ivey, and one son, Justin Ivey, both of Gary; two sisters, Eula
(Elijah) Davis of Phenix City, AL, and Robbie Williams of Columbus, GA; three
brothers, Johnny (Gladys)
Williams and Ceola (Joan) Williams, both of Chicago, Cornelius (Claudette)
Williams of Phenix City, AL; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 24, 2000, at 12 Noon at St. James
Cottonton, Alabama, Rev. Jessie Quarles officiating, with interment at St.
James Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday, March 22, 2000,
at Hinton-Williams Funeral Home, 4859 Alexander Ave., East Chicago, Indiana,
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ivey was a former licensed practical nurse at The Community Hospital, Munster,
IN. Please wire flowers to Sumbry Funeral Home, 418 South Seale Road, Phenix,
City, AL 33429-81361.
Dorothy Kisylia, 79, of Merrillville,
passed away Saturday, March 18, 2000. Survivors are sister, Mary Pintar of
Merrillville; brother, Steve Pavlovich of Gary; cousin, Katie Batusic of Crown
Point; many nephews, nieces and God-children. Preceded in death by husband,
Louis, sister, Ann Antol
and brother, John Pavlovich.
Friends may call at the Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service, 6360 Broadway,
Merrillville, IN, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with a Rosary service at
3:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 22, 2000, 9 a.m.
at the Pruzin Brothers Chapel, and 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church,
with Rev. Benedict Benakovic officiating. Burial, Calumet Park Cemetery.
Dorothy was a retired employee of St. Mary Medical Center, a longtime member
of St. Joseph
the Worker Church and the Altar-Rosary Society; also a member of Croatian
Fraternal Lodge #170, and the Club of Retired Croatians.
Edmund C. Lessner, Sr.
Calumet City, IL
Edmund C. Lessner, Sr. "Diggetts", late of Calumet City,
IL. Beloved husband, for 53 years, of the late Martha Lessner (nee Rogalski).
Dear father of Thomas (Norma) Lessner, with whom he had made his home the last
years, and Edmund C. (Lois) Lessner, Jr. Fond grandfather of Susan Malinowski,
Jeffery (Debbie) Lessner,
Beth (Tim) Schickel and Pamela Lessner, and great-grandfather of Jason Lessner,
Jennie Lessner and Brianne Lessner. Dear brother of Joseph (Virginia) Lessner
of Dolton, Henry (Leona) Lessner of Dyer, IN, Paul (Gerry) Lessner of Hart, MI,
late Robert (Dorothy)
Lessner of Calumet City, late Annie Lessner and the late Leonard Lessner. Fond
brother-in-law of Sophie (late Paul) Muschelewicz of Calumet City, Lottie (late
George) Laczny of Calumet City, late Frank (late Helen) Dratwa, late Frank
(late Viola) Rogalski
and late Casimir (late Pearl) Soczyk. Many nieces and nephews. Life member of
American Legion Post #330 in Calumet City. Retired employee of Lever Brothers.
Funeral service Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Castle Hill Funeral Home,
248-155th Place, Calumet
City, IL, to St. Andrew the Apostle Church for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian
Burial. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 2 to 9 p.m. In lieu
of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church
or the Calumet City Paramedics.
The American Legion Post #330 will hold services at 7:30 p.m Wednesday.
Arlington Heights, IL
Paula Markovich, 81, passed away on March 19, 2000. Beloved wife of late,
Steve Markovich; Loving mother of Katica (Jure) Brozovic,
Marica (Ivan) Vusak, Josip (Sue) Markovich, Ljubica (Ivan) Tomasic and Danica
(Zelko) Rakaric; Loving grandmother of 12 and proud great-grandmother of seven.
Visitation Tuesday, March 21, 2000, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Drake & Son Funeral
Home, 5303 Northwestern
Ave., Chicago, IL. Prayers 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from the funeral home to Blessed
Alojzije Stepinac Church, Chicago, Mass 10 a.m. Interment, Calumet Park
Cemetery in Merrillville, Indiana. For funeral info call 773-561-6874.
Holly J. McNeill
Holly J. McNeill, late of Flossmoor, IL, formerly of Hammond, IN. Loving
sister of the late Carmen McNeill, Howard McNeill and Phyllis Moery. Dear aunt
of James (Vivian) Moery, Richard (Patricia) Moery, Mary Dettmer, and many other
and nephews. Fond sister-in-law of Josephine McNeill and Rudolph Moery. Devoted
friend of Christie Attenborough.
Holly McNeill worked for Indiana Harbor Belt (IHB) Railroad for approx, 40
years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Hammond,
for the past 75 years.
Funeral services Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. at 1st United
Methodist Church, 6635 Hohman Ave., Hammond, IN. Lying in state at the church
one hour prior to service. Visitation Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ryan
Funeral Home, 18022 Dixie Highway, Homewood, Illinois. Interment, Elmwood
Cemetery, Hammond, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to the
First United Methodist Church Foundation in Hammond, IN. 708-798-0331.
Brigitte Middleton, 59, of Cedar Lake, IN, passed away on Sunday, March 19,
2000, at her residence. She is survived by her husband, Jimmy; daughter,
Patricia (Robert) Soappman of Glen Burnie, Maryland; two brothers, Heinrich and
Hans Flickinger, both of
Germany; two sisters, Angelica Rogers of Tennessee and Bianca Caraway of
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at the
Burdan Funeral Home, 12901 Wicker Ave., (corner of 129th & US 41), Cedar Lake,
Indiana, with Pastor
Dennis H. Greene officiating. Interment will follow at the German Methodist
Cemetery, Cedar Lake, IN. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday
evening, March 21st, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Mrs. Middleton was an avid gardener and made many donations towards
animal welfare. For further information please call 219-374-5518.
Angela Marie Mola
Crown Point/East Chicago
Angela Marie Mola, 67, of Crown Point, formerly of East Chicago, Indiana,
passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2000. She is survived by two loving
sisters, Carmella Spiccia of Crown Point, IN, and Rose (Sebastian) Paratore of
Schererville, IN; one brother, Anthony (Julie) Mola of Hammond, IN;
sister-in-law, Bernie Mola of Highland, IN; dearest nieces and nephews:
Josephine (Ugo) Arrighi of Hammond,
IN, Carmelina Spiccia of Crown Point, IN, Michael (Linda) Spiccia of
Schererville, IN, Leo Paratore of Schererville, IN, Robert (Sharon) Paratore of
Schererville, IN, Dr. James Mola of Crown Point, IN, Leo (Carla) Mola of
Merrillville, IN, Ronald Mola of
Highland, IN, Mary Ellen Dennison of Maine, Roger (Kathy) Mola of Washington;
dear cousins, Mike and Rose Mola of Hobart, IN; dear friend, Carmella Smith of
St. John, IN; and many grand-nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Angela
was preceded in death
by parents, Leo and Carmella Mola, brothers, Albert Mola and James Mola,
sister-in-law, Phyliss Mola, and brother-in-law, Mike Spiccia, Sr.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2000, at 9:45 a.m. from
Huber's Funeral Home, 905 W. Chicago
Ave., East Chicago, IN, and 11 a.m. at St. Matthias Church, 12505 Marshall St.,
Crown Point, IN, with Rev. Terry Steffens officiating. Entombment, Calumet Park
Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. Friends may meet with the family on Wednesday,
March 22nd, at the
funeral home, from 1 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Father will hold a Vigil
Prayer Service, March 22nd, at 3 p.m. at the funeral home
Angela was a graduate of Roosevelt High School, and while in East Chicago,
attended Immaculate Conception Church. She worked
as a receptionist for Doctor Samuel Petronella and Inland Steel, where she
retired from after 30 years. Angela was an active member of Italian Caesare
Battisti Womens Lodge in Schererville, and also The Daughters of Isabelle Twin
City Circle #59; member of
Womens Business Club and Inland Traffic Club. Her love for her family and
tradition, were her beautiful traits, along with her sincere and honest nature.
She enjoyed playing the organ and listening to classical music. Her hobbies
were reading and golfing,
and she was a member of 3 book clubs. Her most precious times were when she was
with her family and friends. She was loved by all who knew her, and will be
deeply and greatly missed. "We love you Angie, you will always be in our hearts
and in our prayers
forever". Contributions for Masses or a Scholarship Fund in Angela's memory to
Northern Indiana Arts Association, would be appreciated.
Arthur J. Montreuil
Arthur J. Montreuil, 65, of Portage, Indiana, passed away on Monday, March
2000. Arrangements pending at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, Portage Chapel.
Gertrude D. Osburn
Gertrude D. Osburn, 83, longtime Hammond resident, passed away on
Saturday, March 18, 2000. Survivors are three sons, Wayne (Joan)
Osburn of Sullivan, Indiana, William Osburn of Hammond and Richard (Claire)
Osburn of Knox; three grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Herbert and
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. at the
Home Chapel, 7109 Calumet Ave., Hammond, Pastor Grant Ray, of the First
Christian Church of Hessville, officiating. Burial, Chapel Lawn Memorial
Gardens, Schererville. Friends may call at the Solan Funeral Home on Monday 2
to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
was a member of the First Christian Church of Hessville, the Greater Hammond
Community Organization, and a former Republican Precinct Committee Woman in
Rene "Keny" D. Osorio
Rene "Keny" Osorio, 59, of Hammond, IN, passed away on Friday,
March 17, 2000. Survived by sons: Keny (Kimmy) of Lansing, and Eric (Tracy);
daughter, Dalia (Jonathan) Hunt of Fishers, Indiana; grandchildren, Kyle,
Kennedy, and Anthony; and numerous family members residing in Mexico, and many
close friends in the Calumet
Friends may meet with the family on Tuesday, March 21, 2000, from 2 to 5 and 7
to 9 p.m. at the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing,
Illinois. Private cremation and burial, in Mexico, will follow.
Mr. Osorio was a retired Civil
Engineer from Inland Steel, with 26 years of service, and he was a member of
the 25- Year Club.
Gerald F. Osterman, Sr.
Gerald F. Osterman, Sr., 66 of Whiting, IN, passed away on Friday, March
17, 2000, from complications after a long illness,
at St. Margaret Mercy Healthcare Center, Hammond. He is survived by his beloved
wife, of 47 years, Evelyn (nee Kristek); four children: Gerald, Jr., Laura
Osterman-Ashton and Mark, all of Florida, and Thomas of California; six
grandchildren: Jason, Rachel,
Becky, Eric, Nathan and Matthew; mother, Ann Marie (Winkler) Osterman of Crown
Point; three brothers, Richard (Mary) of Schererville, Robert (Helen) of
Munster, and James (Linda) of Dyer; sister, Sharon (Sam) Crowley of Hammond;
six brothers-and sisters-in-law,
Marge (late Joseph) Sandor of Hobart, Ann (late Bud) Thomas, Harla (late Steve)
Kristek, and Joseph (late Helen) Kristek, all of Whiting, Thomas (Theresa)
Kristek of Chicago, and Betty (Paul) Cash of Monticello, IN; many nieces and
nephews. Preceded in death
by his father, Clarence Osterman, Sr., and brother, Clarence (late Elaine)
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at 6 P.M. from the
Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting, IN, with Rev. Charles W. Niblick,
of SS. Peter
& Paul Church, Whiting, officiating. Cremation to follow. Visitation at the
funeral home on Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Mr. Osterman was a lifelong resident of the Calumet Region; and a retiree of
the St. Margaret Mercy Health Care Center, Hammond.
Louise D. Pusateri
Louise D. Pusateri (nee Galloy), 77, of Merrillville, passed away at the
VNA Mary E. Bartz Hospice Care Center in Valparaiso, IN, on Saturday, March 18,
2000. She is a retired employee of
L.C.A.R., and Blessed Sacrament Church, where she was also a parishioner and
member of the Rosary Sodality. Louise was a former foster parent and enjoyed
organizing trips to the "Boats". Preceded in death by her husband, Cosimo
Antonio Pusateri. Survived
by five children: Gerald Pusateri of Portage, Patricia (Walter) Grey of
Valparaiso, Michael Pusateri of Chicago, IL, Gregory Pusateri of Terre Haute,
IN, and Margaret (K.C.) Palmer of Portage; five grandchildren; Amber and Jason
Schneider, Jillian Grey, and
Lia and Ryan Palmer; one brother, William Galloy of Crestwood, IL; and numerous
Cremation will precede the Memorial Mass on Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at 10
a.m., directly at Blessed Sacrament Church, 41st & Garfield St., Glen Park,
Chris Bugno officiating. Burial of cremains will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial
Gardens, Schererville, IN. Please omit flowers. In memory of Mrs. Pusateri,
memorial donations may be made to the charity of ones choice. For information
call Geisen Funeral Home,
7905 Broadway, Merrillville, IN. 219-769-3322.
Mary Szotek (nee Sisco), 75, of Schererville, IN, passed away Sunday, March
19, 2000. Survived by sons, Paul (Marsha) and Joseph (Karen), daughters,
Behnke-Delismon, Janice (late James Donald) McDaniel, and Kathie (Michael)
Heller; grandchildren: Paul, Lisa, Michelle, Kurt, James, Javonne, Shannon,
Lynnann and Kimberly; eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband,
Wednesday, March 22, 2000, 9:30 a.m. at the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227
Ridge Road, Lansing, IL, to Our Lady of Knock Church, Calumet City, IL, for 10
a.m. Mass. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Tuesday
from 2 to 5 and 7 to
Mrs. Szotek was formerly an officer of Holiday Boat Sales, Lynwood, IL.
Reatha M. Thompson
Reatha M. Thompson, 46, of Whiting, Indiana, died Friday evening, March 17,
2000, at The Community Hospital in Munster, Indiana. She was born
February 13, 1954, in Whiting, IN, to Owen R. and Wilma (Bailey) Thompson.
Reatha attended Clark High School in Whiting, IN. She is survived by mother,
Wilma Thompson of Whiting, IN; one brother, Ronald (Lee) Thompson of
Winchester, VA; one sister, Wilma
May Mitchell of Phoenix AZ; six nephews, Ronnie (Erin) Thompson, Troy (Dreama)
Thompson, David (April) Thompson and Jared Thompson, all of Winchester, VA,
Harold and Jimmy Raines; two nieces, Donna Lynn Sybrant and Vicky Jo Raines of
Phoenix AZ; one great-nephew,
Shane Raines of Phoenix, AZ; two great nieces, Michaela and Nichole Thompson of
Winchester, VA; two aunts, Lena Thompson of Ft. Wayne, IN, and Ruth (Art)
Fisher of Gibson City, IL. Preceded in death by father, Owen R. Thompson,
brother, Thomas "Buddy" Thompson
and sister, Rosalie Thompson.
Graveside services for Ms. Thompson will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 22,
2000 in Galien Cemetery in Galien, Michigan. Visitation will be Tuesday evening
6 to 8 p.m. at the Pifer-Smith Funeral Home, 521 E. Main Street, Niles,
Michigan 616-683-1155. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart
Association or American Liver Foundation.
Beverly Vera Ullstam