SENEN "SPEEDY" LOPEZ
Age 78 of Scottsdale, Arizona formerly of Merrillville passed away
on Friday, May 16, 2003 at Scottsdale Health Care. Survived by his wife:
Irene of 57 years; son: Jimmie (Mary Beth) Lopez of Henderson, NV; daughters:
Carolyn (Chuck) Lowe of Merrillville, Sharon (Jack) Kirtland of Bloomington,
IN, Camille (Rick) Ferguson of Henderson, NV, and Denise (Tim) Farley of
Scottsdale, AZ; 8 grandchildren: Rick, Christopher, Carey, Jay, Sarah,
Kimberly, Shannon, and Jenney Lynn; 1 great grandchild: Payton; sister:
Mary (Milton) Alexander of St. Petersburg, FL; dear niece: Michelle (Gene)
Peters of Fountainview, AZ; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services
will be held on Friday, May 23, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at the Chapel Lawn Funeral
Home with Fr. Theodore Mens officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Lawn
Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Friends may meet with the family on Thursday,
May 22 from 3-8 p.m. at the Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 8178 Cline Ave. (one
mile south of Rt.30) Schererville. Vigil service Thursday 3:30 p.m. Senen
was retired from Budd Company in Gary, he was a WWII Army Air Corp. Veteran,
member of VFW Post 7237, member of the Sociedad of Mutualista Mexico, and
he was very active in the Jundale Little League for over 25 years. Memorials
may be given to The American Diabetes Association. For information, please
call (219) 365-9554.
RICHARD M. SINGER, SR. "DICK"
Age 69 of Gary, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2003 peacefully. Survived
by loving wife, Gail of 12 years; sons, Jack (JoAnne) Singer, Richard M.
(Vicky) Singer Jr. & Donald F. (Debbie) Hero; daughters, Anita (Thomas)
Niemiec, Christy A. Shaffer; grandchildren, Lauren, Greg, Kim, Brittany,
Brianna, Penny, Daniel, Cindy, Terra, Terry, Brandy; great grandchildren,
Allen, Virtue, Jasmine; daughter-in-law, Peggy Hero; brothers, Leo Roland
Singer Jr., Jerry Balder; sisters, Bernice Foust, Diane Tippins; numerous
nieces & nephews. Preceded in death by son, Terry Hero. Funeral services
Thursday, May 22, 2003, 12 noon from the chapel of Virgil Huber Funeral
Home with Rev. Richard Kilpatrick officiating. Friends may visit with the
family 2-5 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. Wednesday May 21, Virgil Huber Funeral Home,
Hammond. In lieu of flowers please make donation to Hospice of Calumet
MARGARET JOYCE WENRICH
Age 75 of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, formerly of Merrillville passed
away Saturday, May 17, 2003. Survived by 3 daughters: Mary (Mike) Wirtz
of Schererville, Carol (Doug) Cox of Greencastle, IN & Patricia Wheat
of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida; 4 grandsons: Jason & Jeremy Wirtz, Aaron
& Peter Jones. Proceeded in death by husband William. Mrs. Wenrich
was a former employee of Handy Andy Home Improvements and Turkey Creek
Utilities. She was a former member of Emmanuel Church. Friends may call
at Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service, 6360 Broadway, Merrillville on Thursday
from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May
22, 2003 at 1:30 .m. at the Pruzin Brothers Chapel with Rev. Lawrence Gember
officiating. At rest Calumet Park Cemetery.
ALICE PRYOR-GRAY "BEA"
Age 78 of Gary, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2003. Formerly of Lafayette,
IN, graduate of Roosevelt High School Class of 1942. She was a member of
Mizpah Seventh Day Adventist Church. Preceded in death by. John & Elsie
Pryor, John D. Smith, Elenstine Clinton, Christine Smith. Survivors: loving
husband, Robert Gray; 2 daughters, Angela Elaine Jones, Wanda J. (Eugene)
Comer all of Gary; 14 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. Visitation
Thursday May 22, 2003, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with family hour 7-8 p.m. at Smith
Bizzell & Warner Funeral Home, "Your Golden Rule Funeral Home" 4209
Grant, Gary. Funeral services Friday May 23, 2003, 2 p.m. at Mizpah Seventh
Day Adventist Church, 2350 Jefferson with Elder Donnell Smith officiating.
Interment Oak Hill Cemetery.
EDITH A. McBRIDE (nee) TRAUTMAN
Age 82 of Schererville, Indiana, formerly of Hammond, passed away on
Sunday, May 18, 2003 at home. She was born September 6th, 1920 in Baltimore,
Maryland, to Bernard and Edith (Fossler) Trautman. Preceded in death by
her husband, Joseph of 21 years, her parents, one sister, Anna (Howard)
Schneidle and leaves four step-children, Jane (Bub) Fentress of Dyer, Indiana,
Joseph Jr. (Margaret) of St. John, Kathy (Dave) Kohanyi of Schererville,
and Mike (Cheryl) of Valparaiso, Indiana; one sister-in-law, Alice McBride
of Hammond; one brother-in-law, Al Schuman of Largo, Florida; 8 grandchildren,
Tim Fentress of Laporte, Texas, Robyn Fentress of Laporte, Texas, Steve
Fentress of Woodville, Texas, Paula Molina of Laporte, Texas, Patrick McBride
of Highland, Stan Nawrocki of Schererville, and Michael & Patrick McBride
of Valparaiso; and 12 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2003, 9:45 a.m. at the
Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Avenue, Munster, Indiana, with Father
Barry Evers officiating. Burial, St. Joseph Cemetery, Hammond, Indiana.
Family and friends are invited to meet with the family on Wednesday, May
21 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mrs. McBride was retired from NIPSCO after
33 years of service. She was a graduate of Michigan City High School. She
attended Indiana University and was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. She
was the past President of the Y.W.C.A. Edith enjoyed traveling, golfing,
needlepoint, and spending time with family and friends. She will be truly
missed. Memorials may be given to All Saints Church, Hammond, Indiana or
Hospice of the Calumet Area, Inc.
Age 85, of Hobart, passed away Monday, May 19, 2003. He was born March
21, 1918 in Moberly, MO to the late Irwin and Effie Mae (nee Cunningham)
Bouque and had been an area resident since 1937. Frank was a Roll Grinder
at U.S. Steel, retiring in 1983. He was an Elder of Christ Community Church,
a member of U.S. Steel Retirees, a former manager and active leader of
various Hobart baseball leagues. He was also a former President of the
Hobart Booster Club and was an avid Hobart Brickie football fan. He is
survived by his wife, Mary Jane (nee Goin); 4 sons, David (Susan) Bouque
of TN, Robert (Carol) Bouque of Elgin, IL, Joel (Bonnie) Donaldson of Portage
and Dennis (Jane) Donaldson of Greenville, SC; sister, Gertrude Nichols
of Westfield, NJ; 11 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; and many
loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Donaldson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Christ Community Church would be appreciated.
Funeral services Thursday, May 22, 2003, 11 a.m. at the Christ Community
Church, 7983 Grand Boulevard, Merrillville, Rev. Gary Culp, officiating.
Entombment, Calumet Park Cemetery. Visitation, Wednesday, May 21, 2003,
2-8 p.m. at the Rees Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel, 600 W. Old Ridge Road,
Hobart. (219) 942-2109.
ALICE B. MORRIS
Age 73 years, formerly of Macon, GA, and East Chicago, IN, resident
for over 50 years, departed this life on Wednesday, May 14, 2003. Survivors:
3 sons, Robert (Veronica) Morris, Jimmy (Denise) Morris, and Allen Morris,
all of East Chicago, IN; cousin, Shirley (Jim) Thomas of Macon, GA; 10
grandchildren & 5 great-grandchildren; special friend, Maybelle Reed;
and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation Thursday, May 22,
2003, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Funeral services Thursday at 11:00 a.m., all
services at the Guy & Allen Chapel, 2959 West 11th Ave. Rev. Richard
Wilford officiating. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. Professional services
rendered by: Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
GEORGE H. STEPHENSON JR.
Age 76 of Wheatfield formerly of Portage, Indiana, passed away on Monday,
May 19, 2003 at Porter Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 7, 1926 in
Arkadelphia, Arkansas to George and Lila (Hillyard) Stephenson. On October
10, 1947, he married Anna (Walker) in Jeffersonville, Indiana. George is
survived by his wife, Anna of 55 years; son, George (Linda) of Valparaiso;
daughter, Jean (Gary) Winters of Wheatfield; sister, Louise (Bill) Bilderback
of Princeton, Indiana; aunt, Alberta Hillyard; 3 grandsons, 1 granddaughter,
4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and father,
sister, Cleona Logsdon and uncle Russell Hillyard. George was a retired
Roll Turner from the USX Tube Works. George was a member of the 1st Church
of the Nazarene in Demotte. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at the Boersma Funeral Home, 90 East Grve St,
Wheatfield. Services for George Stephenson will be held at the Boersma
Funeral Home on Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William
Hunter officiating. Interment will be in the Wheatfield Cemetery.
ROMAL FAYE HURLBERT (nee JONES)
Age 62, of Highland, IN, passed away on Monday, May 19, 2003. Survived
by her loving husband of 42 years, Maurice L. Hurlbert; 1 son, Keith (Lora)
Hurlbert of Martinsville, IN; 2 daughters, Donna (Ron) Shoultz of Pekin,
IL, Dawn Hurlbert of Charlotte, NC; 1 goddaughter, Sherri (Jim) Moore of
Merrillville, IN; 1 brother, Rev. Brian K. (Emily) Jones of Knoxville,
TN; 4 grandchildren, Cody, Bobbi, Cole & Mitchell; 3 sisters-in-law,
Ilene (Dave) Rawdon of Watertown, SD, Marian West of Watertown, SD, Doris
(Herman) Williams of Delavan, IL; 1 brother-in-law, Dale (Darlene) Hurlbert
of Mesquite, IL; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death
by her parents, Cleo and Marion Jones, and stepfather, Herbert Schweitzer.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2003, 10 a.m. at the
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 3711 Ridge Rd., Highland with Rev. James H.
Milligan, officiating. Burial Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Friends
are invited to meet with the family on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
at the Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel, Highland. Mrs. Hurlbert was a member
of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church of Highland, coordinator at Glorid Dei Lutheran
Church for the Sedar Meal, Prayer Chain, Birthday Club, the Bereavement
Committee, Ucharistic Ministry, member of the Lydia-Ruth Circle, church
choir, St. Joseph Soup Kitchen. She taught Sunday school 1st and 2nd grade
for 20 years. She delivered Meals-on-Wheels with her husband in Hessville,
known as Aunty Mel. She was dearly loved by many children. Memorials may
be given to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, St. Joseph Soup Kitchen or Hospice
of the Calumet Area.
LAWRENCE J. RICE, SR.
Age 91 years, of Gary, IN passed away Saturday, May 17, 2003. Lawrence
was born to William and Matilda Rice in St. Louis, MO, on December 23,
1911. He retired in 1970 as Supervisor of the Brunswick Post Office Station
after a career that spanned over 40 years of dedicated service. Active
in civic and service organizations, Lawrence was a member and officer of
the Frontiers International, Inc., and a founding member of the Gary Frontiers.
He served as president of the Gary Municipal Airport Authority, was a member
of the Northern Indiana Political Action Association, and was secretary
for the Board of U.S. Civil Service Examiners. Lawrence was a 33rd degree
Mason with the King Solomon Lodge #57, Prince Hall Affiliation, and a Life
Member of the NAACP. Among his many recognitions, Lawrence was honored
by Governor Frank O'Bannon with the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash
award, and was the recipient of the Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver
award for exemplary service. Lawrence was an active supporter and Trustee
Emeritus of First A.M.E. Church, where he received the Man of Allen Award
in 2000 as the oldest male member. He is preceded in death by his loving
wife, Mary Lou, and a son, Paul. Lawrence is survived by two sons, Lawrence
Jr. (Audrey) Rice of Auburn Hills, MI, and Phillip (Delores Diane) Rice
of Merrillville, IN; one daughter-in-law, Joyce Rice of Crown Point, IN;
one sister, Rachelle Rice Burton of Rogers Park, IL; 9 grandchildren and
12 great-grandchildren; and a devoted friend, Nona Shootes. Lawrence was
a man of great wisdom and faith and will be dearly missed by his family.
Visitation Friday, May 23, 2003, from 12 noon to 8 p.m., Family Hour 7-8
p.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel, 2959 West 11th Avenue. Funeral services
Saturday, May 24, 2003, at 11:00 a.m., First A.M.E. Church, 2001 Massachusetts
St., Rev. Lewis E. Grady, Jr., officiating. Interment Fern Oaks Cemetery.
Professional services rendered by Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
For Lake County, Hammond, Indiana:
Mrs. Clifford Olds.
HAMMOND.-Mrs. Clifford G. (Iva Irene) Olds, 79, of 7320 Tapper Ave.,
a native of Valparaiso and former Westville area resident, died Wednesday
at Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso. She was born in Valparaiso Jan.
28, 1893, a daughter of Marion and Eva (Martin) Curtis. She and her husband
resided on a farm at Westville until 1950. He preceded her in death. Two
brothers and a great-grandson also preceded her in death. She was a member
of United Covenant Presbyterian Church. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs.
George (Raychall) Hood of Hammond, Mrs. E. D. (Maryeva) Anderson of Great
Lakes, Ill., Mrs. Wm. Ruby Highland of North Lauderdale, Fla., and Mrs.
Raymond (Dorothy) Lloyd of Columbus, Ohio; six grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bartholomew
Funeral Home, Valparaiso, with the Rev. John Eastwood officiating. Burial
will be in Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso. Friends may call at the funeral
home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Friday.