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Peter J. Boldin, Sr.

Hammond

Peter J. Boldin Sr., 67, of Hammond, passed away Saturday, September 19,

1998. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Gloria; four daughters, Patricia

(Robert) Ondas, Bonnie Boldin, Lori Ann (Keith) Hunter and Naomi (Terry)

Brimer; seven grandchildren, Peter III and Jennifer Boldin, Aaron, Brad and

Chelsey Hunter, Scott and Christopher Ondas; two sisters, Josephine Boldin of

Chicago, Caroline (Lawrence) Hoefling of Chicago; one step-brother, Tony

Banovich of Hammond and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Peter is preceded

in death by his son, Peter Jr. and one brother, Michael Boldin.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 23, 1998 from Solan Funeral

Home, 9:30 a.m. prayers with 10 a.m. Mass at St. John Bosco Church with Father

Andrew J. Corona officiating. At rest, Holy Cross Cemtery, Calumet City, IL.

Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the

Solan Funeral Home, 7109 Calumet Ave., Hammond, IN. Wake Service at 4 p.m.

Peter was a lifelong area resident and a member of St. John Bosco Church.

He is retired from Hasse Construction and a member of Carpenters Local #599.

serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Peter was a veteran of the Koren Conflict. In

lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice of the Calumet area would be appreciated.

Loren G. Bowman

Hobart

Loren G. Bowman, 89, of Hobart, passed away Saturday, September 19, 1998.

He was born March 22, 1909 in Porter County, IN to the late Bill and Carrie

(Young) Bowman and was a lifelong area resident. He was a member of United

Dairy Workers of America for 67 years; Organic Gardening of Valparaiso and

Northern Indiana Power & Steam Assn. Survived by three sons, Lauren J. "Bub"

(Cheryl) Bowman and Ronald A. Bowman of Hobart and Donald E. (Pam) Bowman of

Chesterton; four grandchildren, Jason, Michael, Lane and Jade Bowman; special

friend and companion, Mildred Hutchinson. Preceded in death by wife, Virginia,

a daughter, Druscila Bowman and two brothers, Lyle and Gerald Bowman

Funeral services Wednesday, September 23, 1998, 10 a.m. at the Rees

Funeral Home, 600 W. Old Ridge Road, Hobart, Rev. Jeffrey C. Carter of the

Hobart Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park.

Visitation on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Rees Funeral Home, Hobart

Chapel. 219-942-2109.

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Loren Damon Burress

Merrillville/Hammond/Lake Village

Loren Damon Burress, 75, of Merrillville, IN, formerly of Hammond and Lake

Village, passed away Saturday, September 19, 1998. Survived by one son, Mark

(Nancy) Burress of Merrillville; five daughters, Janice (Jim) Byrley of

Hammond, Pat (Larry) Jones of Marietta, Georgia, Karen (Paul) Feges of Dyer,

Diana Burress of Alabama and Maude (Greg) Coleman of Hobart, 27 grandchildren,

13 great grandchildren; one brother, Wilmer (Kate) Burress of Madison, Indiana,

two sisters, Mary Risk of Indianapolis, Indiana and Evelyn (Raymond) Walker,

Scottsburg, Indiana. Preceded in death by wife, Dorothy Burress.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 22, 1998, 9:30 a.m. at the

Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Steven Haskins officiating. Burial at

Lake Village Cemetery, Lake Village, Indiana. Friends are invited to meet with

the family Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039

Kleinman Road (2 blocks South of Ridge Road) Highland, IN.

Mr. Burress was retired from Republic Steel after 30 years, veteran of

the U.S. Navy, World War II and was awarded the Victory Medal.

Howard D. "Catt" Cattledge

Hammond / Pulaski, IL

Howard D. Cattledge "Catt", 62, of Hammond, IN, formerly of Pulaski, IL,

departed this life on Wednesday, September 16, 1998 at The Community Hospital,

Munster, IN. He was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church; former employee of

Inland Steel for 26 years, member of Local 1010 Basketball Team; former coach

of Maywood Little League and member of the 800 Block Club of Field Street,

Hammond IN. Survived by a caring, loving and devoted wife of 41 years,

Frances; three loving and supportive daughters, Cheryl Cattledge of Hazelcrest,

IL, Andrea (Len) Denham of Champlin, MN and Cynthia (Orin) Holder of Grand

Rapids, MI; one daughter-in-law Carmen (Dwayne) Cattledge of Brooklyn Center,

New York; a wise and loving father Tommy of Hammond, IN; four sisters, Evelyn

(Walter) Green of Gary, IN, Frances (Ernest) Hopson of Hammond, IN, Rose

(Ervin) Petty of Chicago, IL and Doris (Elijah) Johnson of Gary, IN; six

adorable grandchildren, two aunts, and many relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 1998 at 11 a.m. at

Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1047 Kenwood St., Hammond, IN, with Rev. A. R. Burns,

Pastor Emeritus. Body may be viewed at the church on uesday, the day of

service, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Cremation will follow at Oak Hill Crematory.

Arrangements entrusted to Smith-Bizzell-Warner & Son "Your Golden Rule Funeral

Home", 4209 Grant St., Gary, IN. 219-885-7614. Dorothy J. Chavka (nee Strus)

East Side Dorothy J. Chavka (nee Strus) Late of the East Side. Beloved

Wife of John. Loving Mother of Odessa (Jim) Simich and Dan (Gloria) Chavka.

Fond Grandmother of Christopher and Jennifer Simich, Sarah, Danny, Jenna and

Lyssa Chavka. Dear Sister of John (Mary Jane) Strus, Frances (Rudy) Novak,

Late Harold (Jean) Strus. Dear Sister-in-law of Ann (Late Harold) Truby. Many

Nieces and Nephews. Member of St. Mary's Lodge #80 K.S.K.J. Visitation

Monday 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services Tuesday, September 22, 1998, at 9:30 a.m.

from The Elmwood Chapel, 11200 S. Ewing Ave, Chicago, to The Church of The

Annunciata, Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Interment at Holy Cross

Cemetery. (773)731-2749 Frank L. Crescenzi Lansing, IL Frank L.

Cescenzi, 83, of Lansing, IL passed away Friday, September 18, 1998. Survived

by wife Edna; four sons, Frank Jr. (Betty) of Chicago, Tom of Lansing, Dan

(Gina) of Mount Prospect and Alan of Tulsa, OK; one daughter, Dorothy (Gary)

Snell of Lansing; grandchildren, Brian and Megan Snell; two step-grandsons,

Joe (Cindy) and Daryl Bauer; two step-brothers, Vince (Bernice) Alfonso and

Mario Alfonso, all of Memphis, TN; one half-sister, Marie Shockley of Lewis,

DE. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 1998, 11 a.m. at

Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church of Lansing, IL. Burial at Elmwood Cemetery,

Hammond, IN. Visitation Monday from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral

Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, IL. In lieu of flowers, contributions to

Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church would be appreciated. Mr. Crescenzi was a member

of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church of Lansing; retired from Commonwealth Edison

after 23 years; Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War; member of the

American Legion and the Tri Town Amateur Ham Radio Organization with call

numbers W9GRJ. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Trinity Ev. Lutheran

Church would be apprecaiated. Judy M. Finley Merrillville/Crown Point Judy

M. Finley, 59, of Merrillville, Indiana, formerly of Crown Point, passed away

Saturday, September 19, 1998, at her home. She is survived by husband, Ron;

three daughters Diane (Terry) Majerski of California, Cheryl (Jim) Sodo of

Indianapolis, Letitia (Bob) Gustas of Merrillville; four grandchildren, Michael

and Emily Sodo, Daniel and Adam Gustas. Preceded in death by parents, Col.

Edward Bishop and Margaret MacNamara Bishop; 2 sisters, Karen and Beverly.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 22, 1998, 10:30 a.m. at the

Geisen Funeral Home with Rev. Ronald F. VerLee officiating. Burial at

Maplewood Memorial Cemetery, Crown Point, Indiana. Friends may call the the

Geisen Funeral Home, 109 N. East Street, Crown Point, Monday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9

p.m. Judy was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Crown Point.

She was retired from the Lake County Reference Library. For information call

(219)663-2500. Jessie M. Ford East Chicago Jessie M. Ford, 80, of East

Chicago, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 1998 at St. Catherine Hospital.

Survived by one daughter, Evelyn Forte of East Chicago; two sons, Roosevelt

(Elizabeth) Ford and Henry Ford, both of Chicago; 11 grandchildren; 16 great

grandchildren; one sister, Maddie Olds of Cleveland, Ohio; and a host of

nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by husband,

Sandy Ford Sr. and son, Sandy Ford, Jr. Funeral services will be held on

Wednesday, September 23, 1998 at 11 A.M. from Zion Baptist Church, 3939

Drummond St., East Chicago, Rev. Dr. J. C. Wade Jr. officiating. Interment at

Fern Oaks Cemetrey, Griffith. Friends may call on Wednesday, September 23rd

at Zion Baptist Church for 10 to 11 a.m., prior to funeral service.

Hinton-Williams Funeral Home, East Chicago, in charge of the arrangements.

Frances Mankowski Lansing, IL Frances Mankowski, 77, of Lansing, IL

passed away Saturday, September 19, 1998. She is survived by her two sons,

Daniel (Judy) Mankowski and David (Nancy) Mankowski; one step-son, Richard

(Charlotte) Mankowski; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and two great

step-grandchildren; one sister, Marie (Ted) Wantroba; many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her husband, Steve Mankowsksi and her son, John

Mankowski. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 23, 1998 at

9:15 a.m. at the Anthony & Dziadowciz Funeral Home, 9445 Calumet Ave. (at 45th

St.) Munster, IN, 10 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Knock Church. Burial at Holy

Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL. Visitation Tuesday 3 to 8 p.m. Andrew John

Hrezo Ohio / Gary, IN Andrew John Hrezo, 83 of Steubenville, OH, formerly

of Gary, IN passed away in Steubenville, OH on Saturday, September 19, 1998.

Andy was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Wintersville, OH and the

Blessed Sacrament Mens Club. He was formerly a member of St. Mary of the Lake

Church in Gary, IN. He was a steel worker, tavern owner, and a retired farmer.

He was prececded in death by his parents, Andrew and Mary Hrezo, and his

sister, Ann E. Meier. Survived by wife of 60 years, Barbara T. (nee Prosenik)

Hrezo of Steubenville, OH; two sons, Andrew P. (Harriet) Hrezo of Steubenville,

OH and Robert J. (Marjean) Hrezo of Lawrenceburg, IN; eight grandchildren:

Robert Hrezo, Paul Hurezo, Marie (Michael) Coniker, Donna Hrezo, Cynthia

(James) Case, Andrew Robert Hrezo, Michael (Rachelle) Hrezo and Kathryn

(Anthony) Halbig; seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services Wednesday, September 23, 1998 (time pending) at the St. Mary

of the Lake Church, 6060 Miller Ave., Gary, IN. (Miller) Interment at Calumet

Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. Friends may call at the Burns Funeral Home

(corner of 101st & Broadway), Merrillville/Crown Point Chapel on Tuesday from 2

to 8 p.m. For further information please phone 219-769-0044. Erich E. Kersten

Hammond / Chicago Erich E. Kersten of Hammond and formerly of the South

East Side of Chicago, passed away on Friday, September 18, 1998. Survived by

three sons, Ron (Mary-Therese) Kersten of Lansing, Norm (Arlene) Kersten of

Sauk Village, IL and Ken (Debbie) Kersten of Montana; three daughters, Shirley

(Rob) Zochalski of Whiting, Janice Starcevich of Chicago and Linda (Rob)

Breckinridge of New Jersey; 24 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brother,

Alvin Kersten of Arkansas; two sisters, Johanna Frayer of Illinois and Lita

Thinnes of Highland. Preceded in death by wife Jane in 1984. Funeral

services will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 1998, 10 a.m. at the Kuiper

Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Jim Detloff officiating. Burial at Holy Cross

Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 3 to 9 p.m. at

the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (two blocks south of Ridge Road),

Highland. Mr. Kersten was retired from Calumet Refrigeration. Larry L.

Larson aka "Bill Zormier" Gary Larry L. Larson, aka "Bill Zormier", 72, of

Gary, passed away Saturday, September 19, 1998. He was a lifelong Gary

resident and a 21 year retiree of the United States Navy, retiring with the

rank of Petty Officer. Survivors: 2 brothers, Bob (Phoebe) Zormier of Hobart,

and Marvin (Diane) Zormier of Crystal Lake, Illinois. Many nieces and

nephews. Preceded in death by brother, Kenneth Zormier and sister, Beverly

Wineland. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 23, 1998, 2 p.m. at

Rees Funeral Home, 600 West Old Ridge Road, Hobart, IN, with Rev. Paul Rogers

officiating. Cremation to follow services. Friends may call Tuesday, 5 to 9

p.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel. Robert F. Lindholm Hobart

Robert F. Lindholm, 79, of Hobart, IN passed away on Friday, September 18,

1998. He was born in Duluth, MN on May 5, 1919 to the late Conrad E. and

Elizabeth (Finger) Lindholm. He graduated from Duluth Denfeld High School in

1937 and served in the U.S. Navy as a Chief Warrant Officer from August 1937 to

November 1944. He graduated from Northwestern University and became a CPA in

1950. Bob was a partner in the firm of Swartz-Retson-Lindholm & Kettas, CPA's.

He was an active member of Augustana Ev. Lutheran Church. His grandfather, Rev.

Aaron Lindholm was instrumental in founding the church. He was a co-founder and

past president of the Augustana Foundation. Bob enjoyed the outdoors,

especially working in his yard and fishing. He is survived by his loving wife

of 52 years, Ilene (nee Isakson); a daughter, Joy Lindholm of Indianapolis and

son, Jon Lindholm of Hammond; a sister, Phyllis (Robert) Lowe of Minneapolis; a

brother-in-law, William (Lorraine) Isakson of Hobart; and many nieces and

nephews. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 1998, 1

p.m. at the Augustana Ev. Lutheran Church, 207 Kelly St., Hobart, IN. Interment

at Graceland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Augustana Ev.

Lutheran Church Foundation. Visitation Monday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the

Rees Funeral Home, 600 West Old Ridge Road, Hobart, IN. 219-942-2109. Rudolph

T. Makar Highland Rudolph T. Makar, 89, of Highland, passed away on

Friday, September 18, 1998. Survived by his wife of 68 years Susan (nee

Sekely); one daughter, Audrey Zellers of East Chicago; four grandchildren,

Susan Zellers of Ft. Myers, FL., Rebecca (Andrew) Satanek of Highland, Dean

(Nancy) Zellers of Griffith and Martin (Patricia) Zellers of Grand Rapids, MI;

eight great grandchildren; three sisters, Elsie Karr, Lillian Calvert and Julia

Rodovich and one brother, Nicholas Makar. Private family funeral services

will be held on Monday, September 21, 1998 at the Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel

with burial at the Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary. There will be no public

visitation. Mr. Makar was a member of the East Chicago Elks Lodge and

Fraternal Order of Police. He was retired from the East Chicago Police

Department with 23 years service and also retired from U.S. Reduction Company,

East Chicago. Arrangements by Kuiper Funeral Home of Highland, 219-923-7800.

Betty Lou Miller (nee Watts) Tucson, Arizona/Gary Betty Lou Miller (nee

Watts), 73, of Tucson, Arizona, formerly of Gary, Indiana passed away on

Friday, September 18, 1998. Betty Lou was the daughter of Henry and Martha

(Koedyker) Watts. Graduate of Horace Mann High School, class of 1943. Preceded

in death by parents and husband, Jay P. Miller. She is survived by special

care givers, Robert and Midge Bothwell, three aunts, Myrtle VanderMeer, Clarice

Streling and Doris Koedyker; many cousins, former co-workers, friends and

neighbors. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 24, 10 a.m.,

at the Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leroy Fassett officiating. Burial

at Ross Cemetery. Friends are invited to meet with the family Wednesday, 5 to

8 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home , 9039 Kleinman Road (2 blocks South of Ridge

Road), Highland, Indiana. Lucille A. Mokris Petersburg/Valparaiso, IN Lucille A. Mokris, 57, of

Petersburg, Indiana, formerly of the Valparaiso area, passed away Friday,

September 18, 1998. She was an employee of the Pantry Convenience Store as a

store manager. She was a former member of St. Michael Byzantine Church and its

church choir. She was the Treasurer and Membership Chairman of the Lake County

Chapter of the American Association of Medical Assistants. Preceded in death

by husband John Mokris, Jr. in 1977, and mother Susan Holmes, June, 1998. She

is survived by four sons, John Paul (Deena) Mokris of Oakland City, Indiana,

Mark Mokris of Hobart, Michael Mokris of Valparaiso, Dennis Mokris of

Petersburg, Indiana, two daughters, Susan Mokris of Indianapolis, Indiana,

Catherine Mokris of OakLawn, Illinois, two grandchildren, Raymond and Kennady

Mokris, father, Russell Holmes of Valparaiso, one brother Dennis (Carol) Holmes

of Valparaiso, loving Godchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral

services will be held Wednesday, September 23, 1998, 9:15 a.m. at the Geisen

Funeral Home, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville, Indiana, to St. Michael Byzantine

Church for a 10 a.m. Devine Liturgy, Rev. Michael Evanick officiating. Burial

to follow at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. Friends may call Tuesday

from 2 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the

family. Richard J. Montano California / Hammond, IN. Richard J. Montano,

37, of Sacramento, CA., formerly of Hammond, IN, died on Thursday morning,

September 17, 1998. Preceded in death by his father Rogers J. Montano Sr. and

grandparents, Jesus and Elisa Montano. He is survived by brothers, Roger, Jr.

(Pam) of Hammond, IN., Ruben (Elizabeth) of Beaverton, OR and Ronald (Julie) of

Hobart; sisters, Rose (Walter) Griffith of New Port Richey, FL, Rita Casale

(Gary) of Holly, N.Y. and Rhonda Beeson of Portage, IN.; four nieces,

Moniqueka, Monacita, Melinda and Hope; nine nephews, Walter III, Eric,

Matthew, Mark, John, Ruben Jr., Jacob, Jerry and Aaron; also, aunts, Marina and

Theresa and uncles, Robert and Bruno, all of East Chicago; and numerous cousins

and friends and beloved uncle to many. Graveside services will take place at a

later date at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary, Indiana. Melba L. Moore Griffith

Melba L. Moore, 84, of Griffith, passed away on Friday, September 18, 1998.

Survived by two daughters, Melba (Tom) Doppler of Griffith and Connie (Marvin)

McConnell of Crown Point; nine grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and two

great greaat grandchildren; one brother, Grover (Jean) Kennett of Arizona; two

sisters, Thelma Markley of Illinois and Dona (Paul) Cantrell of Arizona.

Preceded in death by husband George, brother, Gerald Roadman, sister, Opal

Anderson, granddaughter, Barbara Doppler and great-granddaughter, Hannah

McConnell. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 21, 1998 at 9

a.m. from the Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Randy Harrison officiating.

Burial at Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Schererville, IN. Friends may meet with the

family on Sunday from 3 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. Moore

was a member of the First Christian Church of Dyer; Past Worthy Matron of the

Order of Eastern Star; member and former past president of the Lacrea Art

League; and former owner of Moore's Restaurant and Rene's Ceramics. James

Ronald Morrow Hessville James Ronald Morrow, 61 of Hessville, passed away

on Sunday, September 20, 1998 at home. Survived by his wife of 30 years, Lucy;

mother, Ruby Morrow of Carbon Hill, Al.; three sisters, Bennie (Leon) Dauthry

of Alberta, AL, Jennie Lou (Ray) Hamilton of Carbon Hill, AL and Martha (Tommy)

Kilgore of Morocco, IN; five brothers, John (Judy) Morrow of Huey Town, AL,

Frank (Carol) Morrow of Tacoma, WA, Herman (Tammy) Morrow of Carbon Hill AL,

Perry (Joann) Morrow of Elizabeth City, N.C. and Jeffrey (Tammy Jo) Morrow of

Eldridge, AL; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father,

Felton and two brothers, Billy and Robert Morrow Funeral services Wednesday,

September 23, 1998, 10:30 a.m. at the Bocken Funeral Home with Dr. Johnny

Colsten and Dr. Bill Schutt officiating. Burial at Memory Lane Memorial Park,

Schererville, IN. Friends are invited to call at the Bocken Funeral Home, 7042

Kennedy Ave., Hessville, IN on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mr.

Morrow had been a resident of Hammond for the past 25 years; retired in 1992

from the Chicago Main Post Office after 22 years as a clerk; a member of First

Baptist Church for 32 years where he served on the Board of Deacons for 23

years and was an usher and active member in the Death Minstry. He graduated

from the Deaf Institute of Alabama; attended Hyles-Anderson College; taught

Sunday School to deaf adults for over 25 years; Bus Captain on the deaf van

route for 25 years; leader of the Silent Senior Saints Club of First Baptist

Church for 29 years (a Christian club for deaf adults 50 years and older)

William A. Nelson Hammond William A. Nelson, 51, late of Hammond, IN

passed away Saturday, September 19, 1998. He is survived by his wife, Linda

Nelson (nee Reynolds); three children, Billy Nelson, Johnny (Liz) Nelson and

Lisa Nelson, all of Hammond; grandson, Derick Nelson; brother, Kenny (Sherry)

Nelson of Arizona; sisters, Donna (Arnie) Wiening of Calumet City, Charlene

(Emil) Dascik of Kentland, IN and Patty (Jack) Miotke of Calumet City;

brothers, Gary Nelson of Hammond and Robert (Barb) Nelson of Lake Station IN;

father and mother-in-law, John and Eva Reynolds of Hammond; sister-in-law,

Patsy Cradduck and brother-in-law, Benny (Sue) Reynolds; and several nieces and

nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Charles Nelson and Ruth

Nelson-Wheeler and sister, Carol Wiegle. Services will be held Wednesday,

September 23, 1998, 11 a.m. at Hennessy- Nowak Funeral Home, 400 Pulaski Road

(154th St.), Calumet City, IL., Rev. Neal Brantley officiating. Cremation at

Oakland Memory Lanes Crematory. Visitation Tuesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. In

lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice of the Calumet area appreciated.

Flag Patrick (Clancy) O'Keefe Delaware / Whiting, IN Patrick

(Clancy) O'Keefe, 62, of Wilmington, Delaware, formerly of Whiting, IN passed

away Saturday, September 19, 1998. He is survived by his loving wife Phyllis;

four daughters, Carmel (Marty) Conley Sims of Arizona, Michelle Conley Tyler of

Indiana, Crystal (Mike) Conley Such of Texas and Kelly (Dr. Jonathan) Conley

Saunders of Delaware; 10 grandchildren; Misty and Marty Sims, Holly, Colleen,

Kacey, Michael and Abbey Grace Such, Caitlin, Meredith and Timothy Saunders;

brother, Elmer (Louise) O'Keefe of Lansing; brother-in-law, Robert Stas of

Griffith; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents,

Michael and Bridget O'Keefe, sisters, Margaret Stas and Catherine Jansen,

brother, Cornelius and brother, Eddy of Ireland. Funeral services will be

held Wednesday, September 23, 1998, 12:30 p.m. at the Baran Funeral Home,

1235-119th St., Whiting, IN. Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 1

p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whiting, with Rev. John E.

Kalicky, C.PP.S. officiating. Interment at St. John Cemetery, Hammond, IN.

Visitation at the funeral home Tuesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Members of the

parish will offer prayers at the funeral Home Tuesday at 4 p.m. Mr. O'Keefe

was a lifelong resident of Whiting prior to moving to Wilmington, Delaware this

past summer. A member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whiting; a

graduate of Bishop Noll High School, class of 1954; a U.S. Army veteran; member

of American Legion Whiting Post #80 (Memorial service Tuesday 8 P.M.); member

of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1189 (Memorial service Tuesday 7:30 p.m.); a

retiree of the LTV Steel Co., East Chicago with a service of 43 years; member

of United Steel Workers of America Local #1011 and a lifelong avid Chicago Cub

Fan. 219-659-4400. Ruth N. Pigue Crown Point Ruth N. Pigue, 75, a

lifelong Crown Point resident passed away Saturday, September 19, 1998.

Survivors are husband Robert, of 58 years; two daughters, Sharon (Marvin) Penix

of Crown Point and Gloria Miller of Highland; four grandchildren, Shelby,

Elizabeth, Corina and Kelly; great grandson, Austin. Friends may call at the

Pruzin & Little Funeral Service, 811 E. Franciscan Dr., (on State Road 55 south

of State Road 231), Crown Point, IN from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Funeral

services will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 1998, 11 a.m. at the Pruzin &

Little Chapel with Rev. Thomas Norwalk officiating. Burial at Maplewood

Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Pigue was a member of the Southlake County

Agriculturial Historical Society. A former employee of the LCEOC. A private

pilot since 1946 and a member of the First Christian Church. Flag

Michael Sowinski East Chicago Michael Sowinski, 84, of East Chicago,

passed away Saturday, September 19, 1998. Survived by one son, Stanley (Susan)

Sowinski of Merrillville; three daughters, Michaeline Dudas of Inverness, IL,

Arlene (Robert) Suhanosky of Elkhart, IN and Kathleen (Michael) Kras of St.

John, IN; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, John (Jeanne) Sowinski of Homewood,

IL. and Joseph (Ann) Sowinski of Lansing, IL; one sister, Bernice (late Frank)

Balka of Hobart; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife,

Anne. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 23, 1998 at 9:30

a.m. at the Lesniak Funeral Home, 4918 Magoun Ave., East Chicago, IN. and 10

a.m. Mass at St. Stanislaus Church with Rev. Thomas Balys officiating. Burial

at Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL. Friends may call at the Lesniak

Funeral Home for visitation on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mr.

Sowinski was a lifelong resident of East Chicago; retired employee of

Combustion Engineering with 35 years service; a veteran of World War II U.S.

Army; life member of American Legion Post #369 who will Post Colors Tuesday

7:30 p.m. and conduct military services on Wednesday. Flag Joseph James

Strudas Dyer Joseph James Strudas, 87 of Dyer, IN passed away on Friday,

September 18, 1998. He is survived by one son, James (Carol) Strudas of

Munster, IN; three daughters, Justine (John) Mitchener of Munster, IN., Joanne

Norman of Tiburon, CA. and Jeannette Hektoen of New York, NY; three

granddaughters, Jeannie Strudas of Newport Beach, CA., Janie Strudas of

Highland, IN. and Jennifer Strudas of Munster, IN; two grandsons, Joseph and

Edward Mitchener of Munster, IN; one brother, Stanley (Mary) Strudas of Hobart,

IN. Preceded in death by his wife, Anastasia in 1966. Funeral services will

be held Wednesday, September 23, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. from Burns-Kish Funeral

Home, 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster, IN. with 11 a.m. Mass at St. Thomas More

Church. Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Visitation will be on

Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Joseph retired from Pay-Low Foods in

Hammond in 1972 after being a meat cutter in the Calumet Region for over 45

years. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a 55 year

member of the American Legion Post #270, who will hold a service at 7:30 p.m.

on Tuesday. Stephen J. Tancos East Side Stephen J. Tancos, 82, late of the

East Side. Beloved husband of Marzalie "Marz" (nee O'Keefe). Loving father of

Mickey (Linda) Tancos, Barbara (Edward) Peralta, James (Linda) and Daniel

(Debi) Tancos and Deborah (Robert) DiFiore. Devoted grandfather of eight and

great-grandfather of five. Dear brother of Edward (Julia), Michael (Josephine),

late John (Laverne), late Andrew (Julia), late Catherine Tancos, late Mary

(late John) Holup, late Anna (late Gene) Winters and late Agnes (late Frank)

Colontuono. Brother-in-law of June Verde and Patricia (late Charles) Sowman.

Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Retired employee of Youngstown Sheet &

Tube. Visitation Monday 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral services Tuesday, September 22,

1998 at 10:30 A.M. from the Elmwood Chapel, 11200 S. Ewing Ave., Chicago, IL to

St. Kevin Church, Mass of Christian Burial at 11 A.M. Interment at Holy Cross

Cemetery. Please omit flowers. 773-731-2749. Dolly L. Tatum Hammond

Dolly L. Tatum, 79, of Hammond, IN passed away at St. Margaret Mercy North

Campus, Hammond, on Friday, September 18, 1998. Survived by two daughters,

Janice (Jerry) DeWitt and Connie Tatum, both of Munster; one granddaughter,

Susan Ramsey Morales of Hammond; six great grandchildren, Alina, Javier,

Hollie, Michael, and Chrostpher Morales, and Brenden Kelleher; numerous nieces,

nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Preceded in death by husband Walter in

1990 and grandson, Bill Ramsey in 1987. Funeral services will be held

Tuesday, September 22, 1998 at 1 p.m. from the LaHayne Funeral Home, 5746

HOHMAN AVE., Hammond, IN, Pastor Johnny D. Colsten officiating. Burial at

Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from

2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorials may be given to the family to be used at their

discretion. Mrs. Tatum attended the First Baptist Church of Hammond; lifetime

resident of the area; a former Hammond Crossing Guard; Democratic Vice-Precinct

Committee-Woman during the Dowling, Klen and Raskosky Administrations. John

Maxwell Warren Lansing, IL John Maxwell Warren, 78, of Lansing, IL, passed

away on Saturday, September 19, 1998 at his home. Max was the loving husband of

Wilda (nee Sigler); Cherished father of Deborah (Michael) Dockendorf and Carole

(Tom) Perrin; and the departed Jerry, Linda and Jimmy; Adored grandfather of

Deanna Perrin, Nicole (Mark) Vandam and Meghan Dockendorf; Dear brother of

Houston (Theresa), Martine (Phil), Lee (Joan), David (Rose), Joyce (Joe) Warren

and the late Gladys (Charles) Bell. Respected uncle to over 25 nieces and

nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 22, 1998 at 8:30

a.m. from the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, IL to St.

Ann Church for Mass at 9 a.m. Interment at Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, IL.

Friends may call at the funeral home Monday 2 to 9 p.m. Max was a

parishioner and usher at St. Ann Church, Lansing, for over 40 years. He was a

member of the Admiral Gallery 4th Degree and Knights of Columbus #3540 in

Lansing. Ann Lassiter Whittemore Hobart Ann Lassiter Whittemore, 63, of

Hobart, passed away Friday, September 18, 1998. Retired from St. Anthony

Hospital as a Registered Nurse. Member of Hobart Church of Christ. Ann was

born Sept. 24, 1934 in Woodbury, TN. Preceded in death by husband, Ralph

Whittemore and parents, Payton and Lurette Lassiter. She is survived by four

children, Steven (Jean) Whittemore, Ronda (Damon) Velasquez and Sherry (David)

Cannon, all of Hobart, Richard (Mary) Whittemore of Roselawn, IN; 12

grandchildren, Robby, Randi, Trisha, Brittany, Heather, DeAndra, Jacklyn,

Steven, Justin, Brett, Jessica and Brandon; two brothers, Bill (Thelm

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