VALPARAISO, IN - Melva Jean Jensen, age 85 of Valparaiso, slipped quietly and peacefully away from her earthly existence after a valiant fight with Alzheimer's. Jean finally succumbed on her own terms November 12, 2019.

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO - Fonda J. Rhea, born August 8, 1945, passed away November 9, 2019 with her family by her side. Fonda was a former native of Indianapolis, IN. She was a former Principal of Liberty Elementary School, Chesterton, IN. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Harold Rhea.

VALPARAISO, IN - Irma Jane Massom (nee Winkler) 85 of Valparaiso, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Arrangements will be in Thursday's paper and on BARTHOLOMEW FUNERAL HOME's website

DYER, IN - Kenneth R. Peach Sr., age 82, of Dyer, passed away peacefully, November 13, 2019. Beloved husband of Nancy Peach, nee Sons. Devoted father of Kenneth (Tammy) Peach Jr., late Kevin (Kathy) Peach, Kurt (Colleen Parobek) Peach, Kathy (Dan) Urchell, and Kerry (Cynthia) Peach. Proud gr…

MERRILLVILLE, IN - Romeo Rendina, age 89, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 15, 2019. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Dorothy Rendina (Durakovich); cherished daughters: Kathy (Mitch) Merle and Karen (Tim) Brust; brother, Vince Rendina and many nieces, nephews, cousin…

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GRIFFITH, IN - Florence R. (Kuiper) Verhulst, 82, a long-time resident of Griffith, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus at Riley House in Munster on Thursday, November 14, 2019. She was born Fokje Rinske in Balk, province of Friesland, The Netherlands on May 4, 1937, the oldest daughter…

DYER, IN - Nicholas C. Hevesy, age 84, late of Dyer, Indiana formerly of South Holland and Calumet City, passed away November 14, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Rita A. Hevesy (nee Karas) for 63 years. Loving father of Nicholas Hevesy, Anthony (Maureen) Hevesy, and Vicki (James) Lungaro. …

HAMMOND, IN - Raymond "Eddie" Mattingly, age 75, of Hammond, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Wanda; one daughter, Sarah A. Mattingly; one son, Ryan (Whitney) Mattingly; two sisters, Nancy (Ron) Wycoff, and Sue (late Jay) Norman; two brothe…

LAKES OF THE FOUR SEASONS/CROWN POINT, IN - William Joseph Eisman, age 100, of Lakes of the Four Seasons/Crown Point passed away Thursday November 14, 2019 with his loving family at his side. Bill was born April 5, 1919 in Benld, IL to the late Joseph and Bessie (Vavra) Eisman. He Retired fr…

SCHERERVILLE, IN - Laine E. Sullivan (nee Douglass) age 79, of Schererville, formerly of Chicago, IL passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Laine is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Mike; children, Lisa (Brad) Larson and Michael (Diana) Sullivan; precious grandchildren, Carl…

HOBART, IN - Georgia Regina "Gina" Zampa, (nee Georgopoulos) 58 of Hobart, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Gina was born April 7, 1961 in Gary, the daughter of Dan and Louise (Patton) Georgopoulos. She was a casino worker, having worked in Las Vegas and Northwest Indiana and loved …

LOWELL, IN - Thomas Peterson, 70, of Lowell, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Sang; children, Paula (Jeff) Tier of OH, Dawn (Mike) Cox of Lake Village, Denise (Mark) McLean-Wolgemuth of Lowell, Tai (Thuy) Nguyen and Tuyen (Dao) Bui; 15 grandchildren, nine …

KOUTS, IN - RoseMary DeWitt, 75 of Kouts, passed away Friday, November 15, 2019. She was born September 4, 1944 in McDonald, PA to Jon and Margaret (Vincent) Windsheimer. RoseMary is survived by her loving husband of over 37 years, Richard A. DeWitt; children, James R. (Kerry) Brletich, Kare…

MUNSTER, IN - Harry F. Smiddy, Jr., 95, passed away on November 14, 2019, at Riley Hospice, Munster, IN. He was the son of Harry F., Sr., and Dorothy Smiddy. He was born on February

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MUNSTER, IN - Judith Wilkins, age 82, from Munster, lifelong resident of Lake County; Wife of: Jimmy Wilkins and Loving Mother of: Candice Drabyn of VT, Margaret Wilkins of Chicago, and Patrick Wilkins of WI. An admirer and connoisseur of many outdoor hobbies, and master of gardening.

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MERRILLVILLE, IN - Edith "Edee" J. Gratto, age 88 of Merrillville, was called by the Lord on Monday, November 4, 2019. Edith is survived by her loving children, Mary Lou (Lawrence) Zygmunt and Steven (Deborah) Gratto; precious grandchildren, Jennifer, Nicholas, Jacob and Lauren; dear sister,…

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WESTVILLE, IN - Ingrid Marie Long, 70 of Westville, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 at home. She was born February 26, 1949 in Chicago to Fiedot and Marie (Garneau) Agieyeff. On May 22, 1976, she married Michael S. Long who passed away July 4, 2017.

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MUNSTER, IN - Virginia "Ginger" DeBarge Fox, age 81 of Munster, IN passed away November, 13, 2019. Ginger was born May 19, 1938, in Rochester, PA, daughter of the late James and Rose (Floccari) Frank and was the youngest of 13 children.

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LANSING, IL - Lisa Halun, age 56 of Lansing, IL passed away November 6, 2019. Lisa was born on October 22, 1963, in Harvey, IL to Tadz and Marie Halun (DeButch). Lisa graduated from TF South and worked at several restaurants in the area before moving to Sacramento, CA, where she met and marr…

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EAST CHICAGO, IN - Claudio A. Gonzalez, Sr., age 87 of East Chicago passed away November 12, 2019 at his residence. Survived by his three children: Claudio A. Gonzalez, Jr., Yolanda Gonzalez & Ruth (Norm) Jacobs; grandchildren: Adrian, Adam, Crystal (Mike), Samantha and Emma; great grand…

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IN LOVING MEMORY OF CLAUDE STACHURA ON YOUR SECOND ANNIVERSARY. Missing you and wishing we were fishing. Love, Betty

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IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF YOUR FIRST ANNIVERSARY IN HEAVEN - November 15, 2018. Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure... you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure. Your Loving Husband, Jim; Your Children & Families

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CEDAR LAKE, IN - Cindy Vadas 61, of Cedar Lake, IN, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

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CROWN POINT, IN - Jo Anne S. Jansen (nee Ridder) age 95, late of Crown Point, IN, formerly of South Holland, IL, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Beloved wife of 72 years to Calvin D. Jansen, married on Veterans Day 11/11/1947. Devoted mother of Paula (Dave) Spence, Patrici…

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LATHAM, NY - Nancy Lee Edwards (nee Brown), 77, of Latham, NY, passed away peacefully after a long illness on Monday, November 4, 2019, in Albany NY. She was born June 4, 1942 in Mishawaka, IN, the youngest of seven, to the late Stella and Arthur Brown. Nancy was married to Ralph Edwards in …

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HEBRON, IN - James Edward Lee Leviner "Eddie", age 53 of Hebron entered his heavenly transition on Friday, November 8, 2019. He was born on April 11, 1966 in Chapel Hills, NC to the late James Leviner and Christine Gibson-Leviner. Eddie was currently employed by Metra Railway, and previously…

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