KOUTS, IN - Enoch A. Edwards, 92, of Kouts passed away Monday, July 16, 2018. He was born February 25, 1926 to Howard & Marguerite (Vitoux) Edwards, graduated from Kouts High School in 1944, served proudly with the U.S. Air Force during WW II in the Philippines, then attended Ball State …

HAMMOND, IN - Lorraine M. (nee Liekweg, Taylor) Faulkner, age 94, of Hammond, Indiana, passed away Friday, July 13, 2018. Lorraine is survived by her two children: Paula Taylor and John Taylor; step son, Kevin (Geri Charnin) Faulkner; step daughter, Sheila (Penny Patterson) Faulkner; grandch…

OTIS, IN - Eleanor Lulinski (nee Adamczyk), age 94. Late of Otis, Indiana formerly of South Chicago. Eleanor is survived by her sons: Jerry (Margaret) of Munster, Paul (Colleen) of Gary, and John (Mary) of Chicago; grandchildren: Adam (Christy) of Lowell, Alex (Amy) of Crown Point, Andy of C…

CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL - Frieda DeVries, nee Folkerts, age 97, of Chicago Heights, IL, formerly of Thornton, IL passed away Monday, July 16, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Raymond DeVries. Loving mother of the late Corinne (late Don) DeYoung, Robert (Diane) DeVries, Diane Tramutolo, Raymond (Ja…

CAPE CORAL, FL - Leonard Basil Golden, 93 of Cape Coral, FL, formerly of Valparaiso, IN passed away on June 26, 2018. He was born in Essex, London England to Hyman John Golden and Olive Morris Brooks Golden. Mr. Golden was a Veteran of World War II serving in the British Armed Forces Royal E…

LOWELL, IN - Joseph R. Blandford, 87, of Lowell, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018. He is survived by his wife Mildred; children, Jeff, Laura (David) Vince, Joe (Diane), Bob (Donna), 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; siblings, Roberta (Bob) Pioli, Doris Colosimo and Dick. He w…

LAKE WALES, FL - Patricia A. Kors, age 85, of Lake Wales, FL, formerly of Cedar Lake, passed away June 4, 2018. She is survived by her children, Edward (Carol) Dampf, Donald (Ally) Kors, Glen Kors, Jef (Charli) Kors, nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Patricia was preceded in dea…

CROWN POINT, IN - Scott V. Elliott Jr., age 83, of Crown Point, IN passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2018. Scott is survived by his son, Scott V. Elliott III of Hammond; first wife, Peggy Gordon Miller; and a very spoiled dog named Kirby. He was preceded in death by his second wife: Jean Ellio…

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Helen I. Gobis (nee Zondor), age 93, beloved wife of the late Louis J. Gobis, loving mother of Ellyn (Dave) Gardner, Louis (Suzann) Gobis, Karen (Tim) DiGrazia, Raymond Gobis and Thomas (Gayle) Gobis; dearest grandmother of Michael Mason, John Mason, Aron Jon Gobis, Marena Gobis, Samuel Gobi…

DES PLAINES, IL - Lorraine R. Zdrojewski (nee Malek), age 88, of Des Plaines, Illinois; formerly of Calumet City passed away July 11, 2018. She is survived by her beloved son Russell; cherished grandchild Rebecca; numerous dear nieces and nephews. Lorraine was preceded in death by her husban…

VALPARAISO, IN - Lois May Pastor, 84, of Valparaiso passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018. She was born June 22, 1934 in Monessen, PA to Eli and Marie (Kemetz) Myers. On September 19, 1952 she married Bobby Pastor, Sr. who preceded her in death in 2009. Survivors include their children: Meloni…

WHITING/COLORADO - Bernice Schultz, a 1925 Classic, was called from earth by our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, following a 2-month battle with heart and kidney failure. Bernice was born to Polish immigrants, Stanley and Mary Magdziak, in Illinois. She attended St. Andrew the A…

WHITING, IN - Joseph M. Spilly, 81 of Whiting passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the Community Hospital, Munster, following a courageous five year battle with cancer. He was the beloved son of the late Joseph M., Sr. and Tillie (Bendis) Spilly; cherished brother of Richard (Nancy) Spilly…

GARY, IN - Michael D. Trella, age 82, of Gary, IN passed away July 12, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife Ann and daughter Terri. He is survived by his daughter, Michelle (Peter) Anderson; son, Michael R. Trella; granddaughter, Arabella Trella; sister, Margaret Southerland, and many …

HAMMOND, IN - David Rentfro, age 56, of Hammond, IN passed away on Tuesday July 10, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Rentfro and his aunt, Junus Ramberg. Preceding him in death are his parents Charles and Rose Marie Rentfro. Visitation will be Monday July 16, 2018 from 2:00-8:00 p.m.…

ST. JOHN, IN - Dennis Belka age 77, passed away on Friday July 13, 2018. Late of St. John, IN and formerly of Calumet City. Devoted husband of the late Delores. Loving father of Lori Belka and their late baby son. Dearest brother of Theresa (late August) Provenzano and Mickey (Don) Borchert.…

DYER, IN - Anthony Maniglia Jr. age 75, formerly of Dyer passed away Saturday July 14, 2018. Longtime partner of the late Michael Brown. Loving brother of Carol Almaraz. Fond uncle and great uncle of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Anthony and Violet, his sisters Ne…

GAS, KS - Rodney Allen Jones, age 53, of Gas, KS, and formerly of Wheeler, IN, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 13, 2018. He was born in Omaha, NE on June 27, 1965. Rodney was employed as a truck driver for Carthage Marine Transport, Inc. He was a member of OOIDA, ABATE of Kansas, and N…

PORTAGE, IN - Martha G. Pierce, age 75 of Portage, IN passed away on July 12, 2018 in Valparaiso, IN. She was born on July 1, 1943 in Mobile AL, to Avery and Minnie (Hardin) Hartgraves.

HIGHLAND, IN - Joseph Brunetti, 87, of Highland, IN passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018. He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Maria Brunetti. Loving father of George (Christina) Brunetti and Robert (Mandy) Brunetti. Cherished grandfather of Jacob, Lauren, Lilia and Ari. He is als…

HAMMOND, IN - Thomas Jon Culp, 62, of Hammond, IN passed suddenly following an auto accident on July 9, 2018. He is survived by his daughter Torrie Culp, brother Richard (Patrice), many nieces, nephews and their extended families. He was preceded in death by son Jonathan Culp, parents Richar…

HOBART, IN - Sandra Jean Arnold (nee Wright), age 73, of Hobart, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the University of Chicago. She was born on March 7, 1945 in Gary, IN. She was a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary, Post 454, current member of the American Legion, Post 54, and a memb…

CORVALLIS, OR - Kent F. Carlson, age 82, a native of Hobart, IN, passed away in Corvallis, OR on Saturday, July 7, 2018 with his loving wife, Eleanor (nee Lesser) Carlson by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Elinor (nee Ferren) Carlson and brother Todd Carlson. S…

CROWN POINT, IN - Marva Anne Miracle Frasor, age 56, of Crown Point, IN, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018. She was born September 8, 1961 in Greenfield, IN.

CROWN POINT, IN - William A. Adank, age 91, of Crown Point, IN passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2018. Bill is survived by his two sons: William (Jill) Adank and Joel (Cathy) Adank; four grandchildren: Jennifer (Alex) Maxwell; Allison (Gary) Smith; Amy (Keith) Cunningham; and Tracy (Glenn) B…

MERRILLVILLE, IN - Genevieve A. Gerlach (nee Smith), age 93, of Merrillville, IN passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2018. Jeanne is survived by her husband, Robert Gerlach; daughter, Patricia Eckert; son, Chucky Kupchik; seven grandchildren: Ian (Jamie) Barnett; Melissa (Tony) Amedeo; Mark Te…

HIGHLAND, IN - Robert Phipps, age 84, of Highland, IN passed away on July 9, 2018. He is survived by his loving children: Linda and Paul Phipps; grandchildren: Justin, Christopher, and Matthew Phipps; former spouse: Patricia Phipps; sister: Kay Berry; and many nieces and nephews. He was prec…

PORTAGE, IN - E. Steven Grammas of Portage, IN, 90, died on July 6, 2018. Steve was born in Hammond, IN on August 29, 1927. Steve graduated from Hammond High School and enlisted in the US Army and served in the Korean War. After the war he enrolled at Purdue Calumet and graduated with an Ass…

FLOWERY BRANCH, GA- Robert Dale Carson age 90, passed away surrounded by family in a family home on July 13, 2018 in Flowery Branch, GA. Born December 24, 1927 in Hammond, IN to Claude and Agnes Carson, he had fond memories of childhood growing up with two sisters as well as friends. Graduat…

FORMERLY OF ST. JOHN, IN - Geraldine 'Gerri' Ann McGing (Stein), formerly of St. John entered eternal rest on July 7, 2018 after a brief illness. Raised in Calumet City, IL, she married Michael McGing, Jr. and moved to St. John to raise her family. She was a loving wife, mother, cheer coach,…

LANSING, IL - Ruth A. Kirk (nee Labahn), age 76 of Lansing, IL, passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. She is survived by her three daughters: Connie Ann (Anthony) Mannella, Diana Lynne (Mike) Mance, and Katherine Louise (late John) Thiel; sisters: Anita Anderson and Diane (Joe) Scanlon; b…

DYER, IN - Virginia 'Virge' Kowalkowski, age 96, late of Dyer, IN formerly of the East Side, passed away July 12, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Henry. Loving mother of Nancy (Kenneth) Williams, James (Beverly) Kowalkowski, Linda (Gregory) Basinski, and the late Carol (Frank) Nowak. Cherishe…

HOBART, IN - Goldie 'Lisa' Kirchgessner (nee Ensign), age 99, of Hobart, IN, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Goldie is survived by two daughters: Sharon (Arnim) Whisler of Lowell, IN and Barbara (Bob) Terrell of Goodwater, AL; five grandchildren: Arnim, Dawn, Valerie, Andy and Shawn; …

Harold Martin Hoernig 'Pops' passed away on July 6, 2018, surrounded by his wife of 67 years, Miyako Virginia Kohara Hoernig, and his family. Harold was one of eleven children born to Martin and Helen on the family farm on January 1, 1925. He was a veteran and a man of extraordinary moral ch…

JUPITER, FL - Dr.M. Murray Nierman, age 99, passed away peacefully at his home in Jupiter Florida, on July 11, 2018, just 7 weeks shy of his 100th birthday. He was born in Boston, MA on September 1, 1918 to loving parents Harry Nierman and Fannie (Melamed) Nierman. He attended; Boston Colleg…