Our Obituaries

John W. Seren

June 12, 1927 - January 26, 2018

John W. Seren, age 90, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2018 at home.John was born June 12, 1927 in Montcalm, West Virginia to the late Joe and Elsie Seren. Also preceding him in death are his loving wife of 62 years, Mable Seren; his grandparents who raised him, James and Mattie Hall; beloved granddaughter, LeeAnn Riese; and sisters, Fannie Mae and Mattie.Left to cherish his memory are...
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Alice Jane Clark

October 18, 1929 - January 19, 2018

Alice Jane Clark age 88, peacefully passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018.She is survived by her children, Gerald (Dee Dee) Clark, James (Diane) Clark, Jack (Sandy) Clark, Jeff (late Sheila) Clark and Jane (Lee) Wright; grandchildren, Michelle (Lloyd) Keeler, Heather (John) Dumbsky, Jennifer (Dan) Barry, Ryan (Kristy) Clark, Doug Reder, Michael (Kayla) Clark, Shawn (Katie) Clark, Billy Clark,...
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Mary J. Miofsky

February 28, 1929 - January 17, 2018

Mary J. Miofsky age 88, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Great Lakes Healthcare Center in Dyer, IN.She is survived by her son, Christopher (Cathy) Miofsky; granddog, Caley.Preceded in death by parents, James and Josephine Genardo and granddog, Cody.Mary was born on February 28, 1929 in Dyer, IN and was a graduate of Dyer High School. She started her career as a dishwasher...
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Sherman Daryl Stamper

July 4, 1938 - January 15, 2018

Sherman D. Stamper age 79, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 15, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joyce Stamper; daughter, Stephanie (John) Strabavy; grandchildren, Amanda Smith, Chelsae Strabavy and Caleb Strabavy; special niece, Angie (Gene) Hanson and many other nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, son, brothers and sisters...
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Nancy Eloise Vandewater

August 5, 1945 - January 15, 2018

Nancy Vandewater age 72, peacefully passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Robert E. Vandewater; children, Wayne (Tricia) Vandewater, Kimberly (Troy) Gagne, Kathy Vandewater and Rebecca (Lane) Hassloch; grandchildren, Riley Vandewater, Kyle VanHouten, Karlie VanHouten, Levi Gagne, Bailie Gagne, Anna Hassloch, Max...
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John Andrew Freyek

August 15, 1942 - January 14, 2018

John Andrew Freyek, born August 15, 1942, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 14, 2018.He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Teresa Ann (nee Bennett) Freyek; proud father of Sharon (David) Gray, Andrea (Chris) Sherwin and John (Shannon) Freyek. John was a loving grandfather to Adam, Jackson, John, Isabel, Jacob, Michael, Madison and Catherine as well as extended grandchildren Luke, Anne...
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Margaret Webb

February 24, 1927 - January 14, 2018

Margaret L. Webb, of Crown Point, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2018 with her loving family at her side. Marge was born February 24, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois to the late John and Pietrina Aleo. Also preceding her in death are her loving husband of 62 years, Bill Webb; son, Richard Webb; daughter, Bonnie Rakich; grandson, Michael Rakich; siblings, Angela Pistello and Vince Aleo. Left...
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John R. Gallo

July 31, 1957 - January 12, 2018

John R. Gallo, age 60, of Cedar Lake, Indiana passed away peacefully on January 12, 2018 at his residence.John was born July 31, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois to Conrad and Florence Gallo, who survives. Also surviving are his children, Timothy (Arica) Gallo, Lori (Craig) Stone, Eric (Amanda) Gallo; grandchildren, Katie, Jordan, Matthew, Bryce, Aubrie, Robert, Colton, and Caden; siblings, James (Mary...
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Anthony R. Cribari

June 15, 1923 - January 11, 2018

Anthony R. Cribari Sr., age 94, of Dyer, IN, formerly of Dolton, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2018. Tony was born June 15, 1923 in Chicago, IL to the late Enrico and Angelina Cribari. Also preceding him in death are his loving wife for over 60 years, June Cribari; brothers, Dominic, James, Nicholas, and Frank Cribari. Survivors are his children, Sandra Besancon, Leonard (Gloria),...
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Constance Kmetz

August 21, 1940 - January 10, 2018

Constance Kmetz, age 77, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2018 at her residence.Connie was born August 21, 1940 in Whiting, IN to the late John and Ethel Geffert; also preceding her in death are her husband of 58 years, William Kmetz.Left to cherish her memory are her son, Peter Kmetz; grandchildren, Mathew, Ashley, and Amanda Kmetz; siblings, Pam (Sam) Vislocky, and Greg Geffert.Connie was...
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James Paul Black

June 11, 1934 - January 9, 2018

James Paul Black, age 83, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2018 at St. Mary Hospital of Hobart with his loving family at his side. Jim was born June 11,1934 in Hammond, IN to the late Paul and Ethel Black. Also preceding him in death are his loving wife, Bertie Black; siblings, Lucy Wilkinson and Richard Black, baby daughter Karen Black; grandsons, Kenny Wilson and Sam Halama.Left to cherish...
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Helen M. Mattingly

October 15, 1915 - January 7, 2018

Helen M. Mattingly, 102, of Hammond, Indiana, formerly of Kentucky, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday January 7, 2018. Helen is survived by two daughters Mary J. (Juanita) Kasper, of Hammond, and Martha Deal of Florida. Also surviving are three brothers, Gerald, Ronnie, and Joe Payne, all of Kentucky, and many nieces and nephews. Helen was the proud grandmother of 14 grandchildren, 34...
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Lorraine McCracken

February 27, 1940 - December 28, 2017

Lorraine McCracken, of Dyer, passed away peacefully on December 28, 2017 with her loving family at her side. Lorraine was born February 27, 1940 in East Chicago, Indiana to the late Steve and Anna Baut. Also preceding her in death are her loving husband of 51 years, John "Ted" McCracken; sister, Joan Wilson; sister and brother-in law Betty and Wayne Vonallman. Left to cherish her memory are...
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Ralph M. Schillo

November 18, 1926 - December 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, Schererville, IN.
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Patricia Lee Pereira

September 7, 1942 - December 21, 2017

Patricia Lee Pereira age 75, peacefully passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Roland J. Pereira; children, David (Belinda) Pereira, Robert (Kris) Pereira and Karen Pereira; grandchildren, Thomas Pereira, Nathalie Pereira, Michelle Pereira, Courtney Pereira and Kyle Pereira; sister, Linda (Tom) Smith; many nieces,...
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Phillip A. Thompson

September 3, 1940 - December 19, 2017

Phillip A. Thompson age 77, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara (nee Guilfoyle)Thompson; daughter, Vickie (Chris) Miloshoff; sons, Scott (Marcy) Thompson and Steven (Kelley) Thompson; grandchildren, Bryan Miloshoff, Michael (Crystal) Miloshoff, Taylor Thompson, Clay Thompson and Brenna Thompson;...
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Eric Taylor Filler

July 14, 1995 - December 17, 2017

Eric Taylor Filler age 22, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 17, 2017.He is survived by his parents, Scott and Cheryl (nee Voiles) Filler; sister, Nora Filler; grandparents, Alan and Arlyne Filler, Ken and Gayle Voiles; great grandma, Sue Gray; uncles, Dan Voiles and Larry (Melanie) Gray; aunts, Sue (late Dale) Vechey and Jayne (Dave) Lakickas.Preceded in death by his grandma, Sue...
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Steve J. HORGASH

January 28, 1928 - December 15, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.
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John J. Kosiara

November 12, 1930 - December 15, 2017

John J. Kosiara, age 87, of St. John, IN, passed away after a courageous battle on December 15, 2017 at his residence with his loving family at his side. John was born November 12, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois to the late John and Helen Kosiara. Also preceding him in death are his son, Daniel Kosiara; sister, Maryann Kujawa.Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife for over 64 years, Jean ...
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Steven John Horgash

January 28, 1928 - December 15, 2017

Steven John Horgash, age 89, of Hammond, IN, passed peacefully on December 15, 2017 with his loving family at his side. Steve was born January 28, 1928 in Kelayres, PA to the late John and Anne Horgash. Also preceding him in death are his wife, Josephine Horgash; siblings Mary, Johnny, Joseph, Anne, and Elizabeth. Left to cherish his memory are his children, David M. (Pamela) Horgash, Barbara ...
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Grace Marian Kasik

December 1, 1927 - December 15, 2017

Grace Marian Kasik, age 90, of Crown Point, formerly of South Holland, Illinois, passed away peacefully on December 15, 2017 at Symphony of Crown Point. Grace was born December 1, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois to the late James and Liberty Farrell. Also preceding her in death are her brothers James Farrell and Earl Farrell. Left to cherish her memory are loving husband of 69 years, Charles Kasik;...
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Beatrice Mae Barber

January 9, 1939 - December 13, 2017

Beatrice "Bea" Barber, age 78, of Portage, IN, formerly of Ellenton, FL, passed away peacefully on December 13, 2017 at her residence, with her loving family and her loving husband of 53 years at her side. Bea was born January 9, 1939 in Beverly, WV to the late Robert and Maude Hopkins. Also preceding her in death are her sisters, Eleanor Hawkins and Geraldine Cox. Left to cherish her memory are...
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Margo McCoy

November 8, 1942 - December 11, 2017

Margo E. McCoy, age 75, passed away peacefully on December 11, 2017. Margo was born November 8, 1942 in Hammond, Indiana to the late Daniel and Margaret Kestner. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Clarence McCoy; step-sons, David (Ezzie) McCoy of Lowell and Lawrence McCoy of Griffith; brother, Charles E. (late Patricia) Kestner of Merrillville; cousin, Janet Hansen of San Diego,...
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Anthony P. Maicher

March 17, 1930 - December 11, 2017

Tony Maicher, age 87, of Dyer, passed away peacefully on December 11, 2017 at his residence. Tony was born March 17, 1930 in East Chicago, Indiana tothe late Vendel and Sophie Maicher. Also preceding him in death are his wife, Donna (nee Cubranich)Maicher; brothers, Joe, Ignatius, Rudy, Vendel, Carl, and Adam Maicher; sisters, Ann Matusek and Sophie Mosora.Survived by son, Mark Maicher; sister...
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Robert L. Walker

June 28, 1927 - December 11, 2017

Robert L. Walker, age 90, passed away peacefully, Monday, December 11, 2017. He is survived by three beloved daughters; Cheryl (Rich) Allison, Denisa (Kevin) Margraf and Laura (Sam) Biscuso; daughter in law, Laura Barney-Walker; nine grandchildren: Heath (Alicia) Allison, Robert L. Walker, Danielle Carlino-Newton, Jason (Melissa) Allison, Anthony (Jackie) Walker, Courtney (John) Doughty, Michael...
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Robert Wayne Head

July 25, 1963 - December 10, 2017

Robert W. Head, passed away unexpectedly on December 10, 2017 at his residence. Robert was born on July 25, 1963 to the late Robert and Elizabeth Head, and cared for by the surviving Paulette Head-Yaro. Survivors are his children, Felicia Head and Justin Chmielewski; grandson, Tristen Head; and sister, Heidi Head. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. Visitation will be Sunday,...
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Lola Mae Miller

September 6, 1938 - December 6, 2017

Lola Mae Miller age 79, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 with her loving husband of 57 years by her side. She is survived by her husband, George A. Miller Sr.; son, George (Lisa) Miller Jr.; daughter, Katherine Miller; grandchildren, Billy (Brooke) Miller, David (Carolyn) Miller, Brandon Miller, Tyler Miller, Aaron Miller, Ana (Robert) Ruiz, Charles Wisniewski, Jessica Wisniewski,...
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Clarence J. Voss

August 23, 1927 - December 6, 2017

Clarence J. Voss age 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his children, Robert (Debbie) Voss, Susan (Dave) Blastick, Karol (Dan) Kanelopoulos, Gayle (Pat) O'Leary and James (Laura) Voss; grandchildren, David Blastick, Dan Kanelopoulos II, Tim (Val) Kanelopoulos, Joe Kanelopoulos, Brian (fiancÚ Amanda Yniguez) O'Leary,...
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Carol A. WITTCHEN

June 25, 1941 - December 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, Schererville, IN.
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Bernadina A. BYRON

June 2, 1928 - December 3, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.
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Bernadine A. Byron

June 2, 1928 - December 3, 2017

Bernadine Fredericks-Byron age 89, of Noblesville, IN formally of Hammond, IN passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 3, 2017.She is survived by her daughters, Lorri (Tom) Lazenby, Patty (John) Kambiss and Tina (Cliff) Tudor; son-in-law and dear friend, Al Mitchell; 5 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; sisters, Louise Szot and Mae Miles; brothers, Daniel Geisen and Jerry (Nancy) Geisen;...
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Joseph W. TAYLOR

March 29, 1926 - December 3, 2017

Joseph W. Taylor Jr. MUNSTER, IN - Joseph W. Taylor Jr., age 91, of Munster, passed away peacefully on December 3, 2017 with his loving family at his side holding his hands. Joseph was born in Gary, Indiana to the late Joseph and Lois Taylor Sr. Also preceding in death is his brother, Dewyn Z. Taylor. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Taylor; son, Randall Taylor; granddaughter, Cassie Taylor;...
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William Allen Bannister

January 20, 1938 - December 3, 2017

William Allen Bannister, age 79, of Lynwood, IL passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Frances Bannister; six children: Jill (Brian) Kelly, Jon (Amy) Bannister, Jeffrey (Beverly) Bannister, Jennifer (Greg) Chihara, Jacqueline (Cory) Bletzacker and Jessica Bannister; sister, Patsy Bien; numerous grandchildren; great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews....
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Juanita McCarthy

December 5, 1919 - December 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, Schererville, IN.
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Richard W. Christy

April 25, 1941 - December 1, 2017

Richard W Christy, age 76, of Dyer, unexpectedly died, December 1, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Jerrilynn Christy (nee Cutler); three children: Richard Christy, Kim (David) Hart, David (Connie) Christy; seven grandchildren: Kyle, Heather, Corey, Amber, Brandon, Chad, and Devan; two great grandchildren Sophia and Connor; sisters: Barbara Hooper, Diane (Ken) Banks; brother...
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Diane Lynn Bochenek

April 15, 1949 - November 30, 2017

Diane Lynn Bochenek, age 68, of Cedar Lake, passed away peacefully November 30, 2017 at St. Anthony Hospital with her loving family at her side. Diane was born April 15, 1949 in Hammond, Indiana to the late Walter and Frances Dittrich. Also preceding her in death are brothers-in-law Richard and Robert Bochenek.Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband for almost 50 years, Michael...
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Joye M. Saboff

July 22, 1940 - November 28, 2017

Joye M. Saboff, age 77, of Hanna, Indiana, passed peacefully on November 28 2017, at the VNA Hospice of Valparaiso, IN with loving family at her side. Joye was born July 22, 1940 in Hammond, Indiana to the late James and Margaret Hinton. Also preceding her in death are her brothers, James and Jacky Hinton.Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, of 36 years, Gregory Saboff; children,...
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Henrietta K. Moeller

December 1, 1929 - November 26, 2017

Henrietta K. Moeller age 87, peacefully passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her children, Dennis (late Regina) Moeller, Darlene (Phillip) Herrington, Jerome Moeller and John (Sharon) Moeller; grandchildren, Andreas Moeller, Julie (Greg) Hammer, Joseph Moeller, Michelle (James) Ragan, Joshua Hazelton, Jonathan Hazelton and David Moeller;...
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Katherine L. Brister

February 14, 1938 - November 25, 2017

Katherine L. Brister, age 79, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 25, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Donald E. Brister; daughters, Kathy McKee and Connie (Timothy) DeVries; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; sisters, Margie Belcher, Dean Rhoades and Lottie (Dale) Brown; numerous cousins; many nieces,...
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Richard L. Bromels

August 30, 1946 - November 23, 2017

Richard Bromels age 71, peacefully passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sarah (nee Stowers) Bromels; daughter, Jennifer (Peter) Townsend; grandchildren, Victoria and Oliver Townsend; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Ruth Bromels and brother, Edward Bromels. Richard...
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Jeffrey Scott Takacs

December 18, 1965 - November 19, 2017

Jeffrey S. Takacs CHICAGO FORMERLY OF LANSING, IL-Jeff Takacs, age 51, of Chicago, passed away unexpectedly on November 19, 2017. Jeff is survived by his mother and stepfather, Patricia and John Marta; father, Kenneth (Virginia) Takacs; half- brother, Steve Takacs; step-sisters: Antoinette (Maurice) Naidoo, Michelle (Michael) Speiser; and his 99 yr. old grandmother, Florence Zeman: cousins,...
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Howard L. Dodrill

September 16, 1928 - November 17, 2017

Howard L. Dodrill COLON, MI - Howard L. Dodrill, age 89, of Colon, Michigan, formerly of Hebron, IN, passed away peacefully on November 17, 2017 at his lake house in Michigan with his loving wife at his side. Howard was born September 16, 1928 in Tioga, West Virginia to the late George M. and Ruby Dodrill. Also preceding him in death are his sister, Letha Joe Barber; brothers, George E. Dodrill,...
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Lyman T. Fisher

March 2, 1935 - November 17, 2017

Lyman T. Fisher, age 82, passed away peacefully on November 17, 2017 at his residence with his loving family at his side. Lyman was born March 2, 1935 in East Prairie, Missouri, to the late Otis and Bertha Fisher. Also preceding him in death is his son, Rodney Fisher. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 61 years, Eunice Fisher; children, Christina (Ed) James, Joy (David) Jager,...
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Alma Delores Apostol

March 29, 1951 - November 15, 2017

Alma entered into Heaven on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Born on March 29, 1951 in East Chicago, IN, she attended and graduated from East Chicago Washington High School in 1969.Alma married Chris Apostol on January 15, 1972 on an extremely bitter cold day. Their marriage endured for 45 years and had 3 beautiful children and 5 wonderful grandchildren.Preceding her in death are her parents,...
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Kenneth Wayne Brightwell

October 27, 1935 - November 15, 2017

Kenneth Wayne Brightwell, age 82, of Dyer, Indiana, passed away peacefully at William J. Riley Hospice with his loving family at his side. Kenneth Wayne was born October 27, 1935 in Eddyville, Kentucky (the community of Fairview) to the late C.O and Irene (Beck) Brightwell. He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Brandy; a great granddaughter, Bella; and three brothers, Charles, Paul,...
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Rosemarie Janowski

September 10, 1942 - November 12, 2017

Rosemarie Janowski age 75, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 12, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Raymond Janowski; sons, Jeffrey Janowski, Timothy (Melissa) Janowski and Michael Janowski; grandchildren, Brooke Janowski, Chase Janowski, Benjamin Janowski, Madison Janowski, Charmie Janowski and Gracie Janowski; brothers, Raymond (Beverly)...
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Albert A. NICHELS

July 10, 1925 - November 12, 2017

Albert 'Oz' Nichels age 92, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 12, 2017.He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Maxine Nichels; daughter, Connie (John) Martz; grandchildren, Kim (Mike) Colaiacovo, Kerry Roell and Angie (Mike) DiSabato; great grandchildren, Paige, Caelan, Jenna, Cierra, Michael, Austin, Cassidy, Savannah, Joey and Damon; sister in law, Eleanor Nichels and many nieces,...
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Lucille KITKA

November 6, 1924 - November 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, Schererville, IN.
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Eva E. Boudreau

September 25, 1934 - November 8, 2017

Eva E. Boudreau (nee Bushman), age 83, of Hammond, IN passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017. She is survived by her two sons: Richard (Tracy) Kats and Michael (Edie) Boudreau; nine grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Eva was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Boudreau; and two sons: Frank and John Kats. Funeral services will be held Monday,...
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John Robert Hollifield

May 15, 1955 - November 7, 2017

John R. Hollifield age 62, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Margie (nee Helderman) Hollifield; son, John Robert Hollifield Jr; siblings, Linda Hollifield, Sandy (Chuck) Harbison and Judy (Bobby) Porter; nephews and nieces, Douglas, Jeffery, Jeremy, Dallas and Bobby K and great nieces and nephews, Kendall,...
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Edward Frank Portschell

March 26, 1931 - November 5, 2017

Edward Frank Portschell, 86, of Surprise, AZ is back together with his wife Harriet (Hat) Portschell (formerly Barnwell) who passed on March 4th, 2008. Ed passed away on November 5th, 2017. He was born in Detroit MI to Joseph Frank Portscheller and Mildred K. Portschell (formerly Kortz). He is survived by their only child Edward T. Portschell (wife Jane); grandfather of Edward Christopher...
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Wallace P. Quandt

July 30, 1927 - November 4, 2017

Wallace Paul Quandt, age 90, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2017 at the William D. Riley Memorial Hospice. Born in 1927 in Stewart, MN, Wallace served in the US Army during the Berlin Airlift, where he met and married the love of his life, Elli Quandt. Retired since 1992, Wallace enjoyed travel in both the US and Europe, playing pinochle with pinochle loving friends at the Wicker Park...
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Doreen E. Dombroskie

October 1, 1925 - November 4, 2017

Doreen E. Dombroskie, age 92, of Crown Point, IN passed away peacefully at Wittenberg Village on November 4, 2017 with her loving husband of 71 years and her family at her side. Doreen was born October 1, 1925 in Kankakee, Illinois to the late Ervin and Laura Lawson. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Melvin, Lester, LaVerne Lawson; and a sister, Elaine Brantley.Left to cherish her...
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Donald L. Pozywio

April 15, 1942 - October 29, 2017

Donald L. Pozywio, age 75, of Crown Point, passed away peacefully with his loving wife of 53 years and his family at his side at Loyola University Medical Center.Don was born April 15,1942, in East Chicago, IN, to the late Donald and Leona Pozywio-McGuan.Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Peggy (nee Pagorek) Pozywio; children, Donald E. (Suzanne) Pozywio and Kristen (Brett) Stokes;...
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Magdalene O. Turbyfill

May 26, 1930 - October 29, 2017

Magdalene "Maggie" O. Turbyfill, age 87, of Crown Point, passed away peacefully on October 29, 2017 at Wittenberg Village of Crown Point with her loving family at her side. Magdalene was born May 26, 1930 in Lawrence County, Alabama to the late Luther and Bessie Landers. Also preceding her in death are her former husband, Sidney Turbyfill, and siblings; Elwood, Charles, Ted, Herschel, Aileen,...
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Anna Marie Raketich

September 13, 1924 - October 28, 2017

Anna Raketich age 93, peacefully passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.She is survived by her children, Michael Raketich, Gary (Debbie) Raketich and Jeffrey (Pam) Raketich; grandchildren, Ryan Raketich, Michael (Rachael) Raketich, Alicia (Doug) Poulston, Robin Porter, Jacob Raketich, Gary (Julie) Raketich and Natalie (Jason) Raketich-Hewitt; 9 great...
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Patty Jo Wallace

January 2, 1939 - October 28, 2017

Patty Jo Wallace age 78, peacefully passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017.She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Eugene W. Wallace Sr.; son, Eugene William (Michelle) Wallace Jr.; daughter, Tina (Robin) Edwards Sr.; son, James (Susan) Wallace Sr.; grandchildren, Christina (Russell) Martin, Brandy Jo (Adam) Santoyo, Brittany (Jacob) Cruz, Jamie Sharp, Robin (Christina) Edwards Jr., James...
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Tina Lee Stanley

August 14, 1973 - October 27, 2017

Tina Stanley age 44, peacefully passed away in her sleep on Friday, October 27, 2017.She is survived by her husband, Ricky Mendoza; mother, Bonnie Stanley; sisters, Janice (Robert) Frangella, Jennifer (Nick) Murukas and twin sister, Tabitha (Joe) Stanley-Kresen; nieces and nephews, Domenic and Gianna Frangella, Sophie and Nicky Murukas and Rayven Stanley-Kresen; many aunts, uncles, cousins and...
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Helen M. Gruszka

November 13, 1936 - October 25, 2017

Helen Gruszka of Lowell, Indiana entered into eternal life on Wednesday October 25, 2017 peacefully at home with her family by her side. Helen was the proud mother of John (Sally) Gruszka of Crown Point, Indiana, Don Gruszka of Lowell, Indiana, and Mike (Kim) Gruszka of Lowell, Indiana. She was the grandmother of Mikey and Chris Gruszka of Lowell, Indiana and Amanda and Allison Gruszka of Crown...
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Amera Abu hakmeh

May 7, 2000 - October 24, 2017

.Amera Abu hakmeh, age 17, passed away unexpectedly on October 24, 2017. Amera was born May 7, 2000 in Hammond to Muhammad Abu hakmeh and Entesar Sobuh, both survive. Also surviving are her step-father, Armando Gomez and stepmother, Chasity Abu hakmeh; high school sweetheart, Robert Rosenau; siblings, Amyah Gomez, Geovanna Gomez, Icess Abu hakmeh; step brother, Zachary Barbosa; maternal...
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Barbara J. Pollard

March 20, 1929 - October 17, 2017

Barbara J. Pollard, age 88, passed away peacefully on October 17, 2017 at Porter Regional Hospital with her loving family at her side.Barbara was born March 20, 1929 in Dunbar, West Virginia to the late Omer and Frances Williamson; also preceding her in death are her son, John Paul Pollard; daughter-in-law, Beverly Ann Pollard; brothers, James B. Williamson and David C. Williamson.Left to...
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Phyllis A. Bartlett

August 17, 1929 - October 17, 2017

Phyllis A. Bartlett (Bromley) of Munster, formerly of Melrose Park, IllinoisPhyllis A. Bartlett, born August 17, 1929 in Hammond, Indiana. Passed away peacefully on October 17, 2017 She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Chuck; devoted step-son David (Michele) and step daughter, Terri (Ike) Mathur; 8 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.Phyllis was preceded in death by her...
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Elizabeth Grace Potter

November 11, 1935 - October 13, 2017

Elizabeth Grace Potter age 81, peacefully passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017. She is survived by her children, Suzanne (Robert) Roquet, Karen (Stephen) Moss, Stanley (Gerri) Potter, Daniel Potter, Michelle (Matthew) Sheridan, Elizabeth (Niko) Trevino and Jessica Potter; 9 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; 3 sisters and 4 brothers; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Preceded in...
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John M. Tortolano

December 22, 1923 - October 12, 2017

John M. Tortolano Sr. of Dyer, Indiana formerly of Chicago, Illinois (Roseland area), age 93, passed away peacefully on October 12, 2017 with his loving family at his side.John was born December 22, 1923 in Chicago, IL to the late Antonio and Angelina Tortolano. Also preceding him in death are his loving wife, Theresa ( nee Bombagetti); loving daughter, Beverly Tortolano; siblings, Nata, Sate,...
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August Francis Forburger

March 9, 1933 - October 9, 2017

August ("Gus") Francis Forburger, age 84, beloved husband of the late Ann Marie (nee Nagy), passed away peacefully on Monday, October 9, 2017. He was a devoted father to Patrick (Susan) Forburger and Natalie (Jeff) Sheets; and proud grandfather to Olivia and Evan Forburger and Connor, Andrew and Dylan Sheets. He is also survived by niece, Dianne Webber and great niece, Tricia (Jeff)...
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Bernard M. Eriks

October 18, 1953 - October 8, 2017

Bernard M. Eriks age 63, passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017.He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carol (nee Rhone) Eriks; daughters, Aimee Estrada, Theresa (Michael) Harman, Cynthia (John) Owensby, Karen Rothe, Kristin (fiancé Calvin Wallace) Serrata and Jennifer Eriks; 20 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; mother, Hildreth Eriks; brothers, Jeffery (Joy) Eriks and Thomas (Debra)...
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Raymond Perry

November 29, 1924 - October 7, 2017

Raymond Perry, age 92, of Hammond, passed away peacefully on October 7, 2017 at his residence with his loving family at his side. Raymond was born in East Chicago on November 29, 1924 to the late Charles and Anna Perevuznik. Also preceding him in death are his loving wife, Donna Perry; four siblings; and son-in-law Larry Krsak.Left to cherish his memory are his children, Janet Grove, Ray Perry,...
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Terrence David McCullough

July 30, 1938 - October 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, Schererville, IN.
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Elizabeth Torres

September 14, 1929 - October 5, 2017


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Judith HOPKINS

September 19, 1946 - October 4, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.
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Judith Hopkins

September 19, 1946 - October 4, 2017

Judith M. Hopkins, age 71, of Fox Lake, Illinois, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2017 with her family by her side. Judith was born September 19, 1946 in Chicago to the late Earl E. and Joyce Maschmeyer. Also preceding her in death are her loving husband, Charles Hopkins and a sister, Joyce Kosmowski.Left to cherish her memory are her son, Casey Novak; stepchildren, Cheryl (Israel) Romero,...
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Save the Date

July 21, 1955 - October 4, 2017

Thomas C. Ryba, age 62, of Crown Point, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2017 at Community Hospital with his devoted family. Thomas was born to the late Ted and Helen Ryba. Left to cherish his memory are Tom's loving wife of 38 years, Kathryn (Hoffman) Ryba, two brothers, Jack (Carla) Ryba and Rich (Leeanna) Ryba, and a sister, Jody (Dave) Meredith, and six nieces and nephews. Tom was a 1978...
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Rosemary B. Laskowski

December 25, 1931 - October 3, 2017

Rosemary B. Laskowski (nee Bari), age 85, of Lowell, IN passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017. She is survived by her daughter, Tracey (George) Neff; two granddaughters: Sarah Neff and Jennifer Laskowski; one great grandson, Zeke Laskowski; and many nieces and nephews. Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents: Barna and Elizabeth Bari; and son, Martin Laskowski. Please visit: www...
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Chris Kelley

September 28, 1964 - October 2, 2017

Chris Kelley age 53 of Hobart, IN passed away October 2, 2017. She is survived by her son, Joseph, father of Joseph Javier; two sisters, Cindy (Al) Parrish, Kimberly Wells; one aunt, Pam "Susie" Herman; five cousins: Trudy Saksa-Myers, Cindy Sanchez, Margo Leabo, Jonathan Herman, Jamie Herman, many nieces and nephews. Memorial visitation will be held Friday, October 6, 2017 from 2:00-8...
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Kaye M. Rex

March 2, 1947 - September 30, 2017

Kaye M. Rex age 70, peacefully passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017 after a courageous battle against lung cancer. She is survived by her loving and devoted sons, James Rex, Bradley (Tara) Rex and Brian (Tracie) Rex; grandchildren, Jeremy (Miranda) Rex, Jordan, Jamie, Logan and Madison Rex; great grandchildren, Andrew and Clayton Rex; loving sister, Janice (Frank) Demps; many nieces,...
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Constance Dedelow

May 22, 1946 - September 30, 2017

Constance Brewster Dedelow of Crown Point, Indiana Constance (née Brewster) Dedelow, age 71, passed away September 30, 2017. Connie was born May 22, 1946 in Providence, Rhode Island, to the late Kingman and Mary Louise (Phillips) Brewster. Also preceding her in death are her son, Luke Dedelow, and nephew Benjamin Holloway.On May 21, 1978, she married Duane Dedelow, who survives. Also left to...
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Richard Scott Webber

June 12, 1956 - September 29, 2017

Rick Webber age 61 of Schererville, IN, passed away suddenly on September 29, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Denise; two sons, Adam Webber and Brian (Charisse) Webber; two grandchildren, Kara and Gage Webber all of Schererville; one sister, Dianne Webber of California; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; also survived by his special family, The Crawfords, Ed (Linda), Emmett ...
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Linda Quaife

February 12, 1953 - September 28, 2017

Linda V. Quaife age 64, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017.She is survived by her daughter, Amanda (Greg) Cain; father, Carl R. Robinson; brother, Carl D. (Pam) Robinson; sisters in law, Teresa Robinson and Penny Robinson; many nieces, nephews and dear friends.Preceded in death by her mother, Detrus Robinson and brother, Gene Robinson.Linda was born on February 12, 1953 in Hammond, IN...
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Gene A. Hickman

June 26, 1932 - September 28, 2017

Gene A. Hickman age 85, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017 following 12 holes of golf with his good friend, John Cory.He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Fleur Hickman; children, Bruce (Mitzi) Hickman, Joe (Cheryl) Hickman, Rhonda (Rodney) Fields, Linda (Paul) Blank and Sheryl (Donnie) Wright; 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; sister in law, Marie Hickman; many nieces,...
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Richard L. USINGER

August 3, 1926 - September 27, 2017

Richard Usinger formally of Hammond, IN and Alton, IL has entered into eternal life at the age of 91.Surviving him are his sons, Michael (late Katie) of Bloomington, IN and Steven (Kathy) of Hammond, IN; his daughter, Carla (Bill) Pelfrey of Chattanooga, TN.; 6 grandchildren and one great grandson. Also surviving are his beloved companion, Lorraine Grieve and her daughters, Pam (late Dennis)...
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Wanda Lee HYATTE

January 16, 1934 - September 27, 2017

Wanda Lee Hyatte age 83, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her children, Charles E. Hyatte, Jack P. (Cornell Jones) Hyatte, Gary Hyatte, Larry Hyatte, April Hyatte and Brenda (James) Tokarz; grandchildren, Jennifer Tokarz, James Tokarz, Amber Tokarz, Steve (Bernice) Hyatte, Scott (Susanne) Armstrong; 3 great grandchildren;...
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Carolyn Ann DAVIS

December 9, 1944 - September 25, 2017

Carolyn Ann Davis age 73, passed away on Monday, September 25, 2017.She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Paul Davis; son, Vincent Davis; brother, Bruce Percy; cousin, Diane (William) Haas and many dear friends.Preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Florence Percy.Carolyn was born on December 9, 1944 in Chicago, IL and was a graduate of TF South High School in Lansing, IL. She worked...
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Ronald J. SCHNEIDER

August 13, 1941 - September 21, 2017

Ronald Joseph Schneider, age 76, of Hebron, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his residence on September 21, 2017. Ronald was born August 13, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Otto and Mary Schneider. Also preceding him in death are his sister Frances Schneider, and his brother Fred (Ruby) Schneider. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 47 years, Judy...
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Austin M. Cichy

June 30, 1999 - September 16, 2017

Austin M. Cichy age 18, peacefully passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017 surrounded by loving family.He is survived by his parents, Mike and Kim Cichy; sister, Noelle Cichy; canine fur brother, Wriglee; grandfather, James Cichy; aunt, Sandi (Ken) Grzyb; uncles, Scott Cullen, Brian (Tracy) Cullen and Joseph Cichy; many cousins, loving caretakers and friends.Preceded in death by his Great...
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Guadalupe Garza

November 10, 1936 - September 15, 2017

Guadalupe Garza age 80, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017.He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Josefina Garza; children, Lupe (Belisario) Castillo, Maria Garza, Angela Garza, Javier (Lou Anderson) Garza, Robert Garza and Eduardo Garza; many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister, San Juana Buenrostro; many nieces, nephews and dear friends.Preceded in death by his...
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Norman Vincent Swider

May 12, 1930 - September 11, 2017

Norman V. Swider age 87, peacefully passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017.He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Caroline (nee Wyrick) Swider; sons, David (Cindy) Swider and Gregory (Julie) Stroupe; grandchildren, Joel (Victoria) Swider, Alex (Hollyn) Swider, Christina Swider, Kayla Hogan, Dalton Stroupe and Emilee Stroupe; great grandson, Maxwell Swider; brother, Larry (Jean) Swider; sister...
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James Gary Chambers

December 16, 1949 - September 9, 2017

James 'Jim' Chambers age 67, of Oxford, PA, passed away peacefully at his home on September 9, 2017 with his loving family by his side.Jim was born in Memphis, TN on December 16, 1949 to the late Charles and Evelyn Chambers.Along with his wife Brenda, Jim is survived by his daughter, Pamela Groff; grandchildren, Patricia and Ethan Groff; siblings, Charles Washington Chambers III, Rita Day...
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Donald P. PETERS

July 7, 1951 - September 6, 2017

Donald P. Peters, age 66, of Cedar Lake, IN, went to be with the Lord on September 6, 2017 at William J. Riley Hospice, with his loving family and friends at his side. Donald was born July 7, 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri, to the late Marvin and Mildred (Wade) Peters. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 46 years Deborah (LeDuc) Peters; daughters, Christy (Michael) Garner and Gina ...
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Raleigh Hinkle

May 13, 1939 - September 2, 2017

Raleigh Eugene Hinkle- Age 78, formerly of Gary, Indiana, went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 2, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Elaine; children John (Sandi) Hinkle, Harold (Sheri) Hinkle, Lauri (Mitchell) Gilmer, Ragen Alcocer, Theresa Jacobs, Raleigh Hinkle Jr. and son-in-law, Steve Pridmore; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; brothers, Harold (Diane) Hinkle and Danny ...
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Phyllis Mae Jonas

April 27, 1925 - September 2, 2017

Phyllis Mae Ross Jonas , 92 of La Crosse, WI passed away September 2, 2017 at Brookdale Assisted Living in La Crosse. She was born in East Chicago, IN, on April 27, 1925 to Lawrence and Ruby (Sherman) Ross. She graduated from Hammond High School in 1943. Phyllis attended one year of nurses training at St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago, IL. On July 13, 1944, she married John D. Bohanan. She was...
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Andrew Orich

March 10, 1920 - September 2, 2017

Andrew Orich Sr. age 97, peacefully passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.He is survived by his children, Richard (Beverly) Orich, Raymond (Rita) Orich, Roger Orich, Lawrence (Laura) Orich, Patricia (Patrick) Hudson and Pamela Orich; 17 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Dolores V. Orich and son, Andrew Orich Jr. Andy...
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Jeanette Booker

August 15, 1925 - August 27, 2017

Jeanette Booker age 92, peacefully passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her children, Robert O. Booker, Donald R. Booker, John 'Mike' (Nancy) Booker and Cynthia S. Booker; grandchildren, Wendi (Bob) Heckler, Tyann (Sean) Hayden, Trisha (Matt) Greear, Melissa (Geoff) Egan and Allison Booker; great grandchildren, Skylar, Dane and Elayna...
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Betty J. Cramer

June 9, 1926 - August 26, 2017

Betty J. Cramer, age 91, of Schererville, IN, passed away peacefully on August 26, 2017 with her loving family at her side. Betty was born June 9, 1926 to the late John and Alice Pavek. Preceding her in death are her loving husband of 60 years, Norman Cramer; brother-in-law, Otto Byrnas and nephew, Don Byrnas. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Scott (Susan) Cramer; grandsons, Nicholas ...
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Rita Marie Andrews

March 30, 1941 - August 25, 2017

Rita Marie (nee Kovach) Andrewsof Crown Point formerly of Dyer/HammondRita Marie Andrews, age 76, of Crown Point, passed away peacefully at home on August 25, 2017.Rita was born March 30, 1941 in Hammond, Indiana to the late Andrew and Theresa Kovach. Left to cherish her memory are her son, James R. Andrews Jr. and his fiancée, Kelsie Stooksbury; siblings, Richard (late Ruth) Kovach,...
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Wilma Lou Jackson

September 29, 1941 - August 24, 2017

Wilma L. Jackson, age 75, of Lowell, Indiana, passed peacefully at home with family and friends at her side on August 24, 2107. Wilma was born September 29,1941 in Kentucky to the late William Logan Houston and Nellie Maude (Love) Myrick. Also preceding her in death are her loving husband, James J. Jackson; and sister, Joyce D. (nee Myrick) Lemmon. Left to cherish her memory are her loving...
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Robert Stephen Kenda

June 1, 1976 - August 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, Schererville, IN.
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Linda Marie Weber

February 8, 1954 - August 20, 2017

Linda Marie Weber age 63, peacefully passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.She is survived by her husband of 38 years, James Weber; daughters, Heather Weber and Holly (Randy) Schultz; grandchildren, Abby Raymundo, Olivia Schultz and Emma Schultz; brother, Terry Pyrkowski; step sister, Judy (George) Korthauer; nieces, Lauren Pyrkowski and Haley Pyrkowski and many...
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Melba C. Smith

August 2, 1921 - August 18, 2017

Melba Campbell Smith, age 96, of Schererville, IN passed away peacefully on August 18, 2017 with her loving family at her side. Melba was born August 2, 1921 in Madill, Oklahoma, to the late Arnold and Ruth (McKeehen) Campbell. Also preceding her in death are loving husband of 47 years, Richard Smith; son, Richard Smith; brother, Billy Campbell; sister, Bettye (nee Campbell) Lipman. Left to...
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Gordon Roy Mileham

April 3, 1938 - August 18, 2017

Gordon R. Mileham age 79, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 18, 2017. He is survived by his sister, Joyce (Bernard) Ritchey; nephews, Ronald (Lisa) Brewer, Steve (Shirley) Brewer, Christopher (Heather) Brewer, Brad (Kathy) Ayres, John Ayres, Norman Roy (late Barbara) Ayres and Jerry (Michelle) Ayres; niece, Sharon (Allen) Rubin; many great nieces, nephews and dear friends. Preceded in...
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Imraan Ezzat

May 8, 2017 - August 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, Schererville, IN.
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