HAMMOND, IN - On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, Saeko Androskaut, surrounded by her loving family, passed away. Saeko was born on May 5, 1942 in Kawabemura, Japan to Isaburo and Misao (nee Mototaki) Kanno. She immigrated to the United States in 1973, where she settled in Hammond, IN for the next 45 years. There, she raised a family, worked in Chicago, and became an American citizen. Although short in stature, she was a generous woman with a feisty personality. Saeko wasn't one to sit still, and could be found rearranging her garden, taking walks through the neighborhood, and chatting about her favorite subject, her grandchildren.
Saeko was preceded in death by her father, Isaburo, mother, Misao, sister, Tamako, and brothers Isao and Kazuo. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Dennis; daughters, Kazumi Kanno, Hitomi (Brian) Hutzell, Elizabeth Androskaut, and Susan (Jim) Benner; grandchildren, Yumi, Koki, and Daiki Okumura, Elinor Wilson, Addy and Gideon Benner; her sister, Atsuko Saito; and brother, Yoshio (Yukiko) Kanno; and nieces and nephews; in laws, Larry and Diane Androskaut, and Nancy Androskaut.
A viewing and celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at the ANTHONY & DZIADOWICZ FUNERAL HOME, 4404 Cameron Avenue, Hammond (5 blocks W. of Calumet, 1 block N. of Gostlin). In keeping with her beliefs, a Buddhist funeral ceremony will be held in Japan at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the American Heart Association, https://www2.heart.org/., would be appreciated.