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Evangeline C. Jones

Chesterton resident Evangeline C. Jones, 96, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at the Life Care Center of Valparaiso.
She was born Nov. 2, 1904, in Chesterton, the daughter of George Ross and Catherine (Bonnifield) Williams, who preceded her in death.
On Oct. 31, 1924, in Logansport, Ind., she married Chester A. Jones, who on Oct. 17, 1991, also preceded her in death.
She is survived by a sister, Edith K. Faires of Detroit, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Jones was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Chesterton.
Funeral services, Pastor Terry Rhine officiating, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 434 S. Second St. in Chesterton. She will be interred at Chesterton Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. Second St. in Chesterton.

Wayne A. Marsh

Duneland Schools communications teacher, Wayne A. Marsh died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at his home in Michigan City. He was 59.
He was born January 16, 1942 in Michigan City, the son of Arthur E. and Vivian E. (Fedder) Marsh, who preceded him in death.
On August 29, 1964 in Michigan City he married Joy Danner, who survives.
He is also survived by three daughters, Cheryl Brown, of Seymour, Ind., Lori Marsh and Taryn (Charles, Jr.) Sparkman, both of Michigan City; two sons, Bryce Marsh, of Wanatah and Todd (Janet) Marsh, of Westville; seven grandchildren; special friends, Ric Falls, of Wanatah, Lula Lewis, of Michigan City, Anne Salmon, of Rennes, France; an Uncle, Virgil Carley, of Buchanan, Mich. and numerous cousins survive.
He was a communications teacher for 38 years at Liberty Middle School. He was a member of National Education Association, Indiana State Teacher’s Association and Delta Chi Fraternity.
Funeral services, Rev. Ruth Novak officiating, are scheduled at 11 a.m., Wednesday at Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City.
Visitation is scheduled from 3-8 p.m., Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the time of Service on Wednesday at Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or to the Duneland School System for Scholarships.

Robert H. Busch III

Robert H. Busch III, of Vandalia, Ohio, formerly of Chesterton, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001. He was 48.
He is survived by the mother of his children, Luci Busch; mother Nancy Busch, of Valparaiso; father Robert H. Busch Jr. and his wife, Brenda, of Portage; daughters and son-in-law, Erica and Benj Miller, of Auburn, Al, and Gretchen Busch, of Vandalia; a son, Robert (Bo) Busch IV at home; sister and brother-in-law, Anita and Marty Wagner, of Ind.; brothers, Gary Busch, of Fla. and Tom Busch, of Calif.; also numerous relatives and friends.
He was a 1971 graduate of Chesterton High School and a 1977 Indiana University alumni, he served in the United States Marine Corps and has been employed for over 20 years in sales and marketing.
The Family will Receive Friends from 6-8 p.m. today, [June 18, 2001] at the funeral home and the Funeral service will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Terebinski Funeral Home, 11900 N. Dixie Dr., Butler Twp., which is located between Vandalia and Tip City, Ohio (near Dayton).
Interment will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Regina Eileen Kelly

Regina Eileen Kelly, of Ogden Dunes, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001 at Methodist Hospital Southlake, Merrillville. She was 76.
She was born August 21, 1924 in Uniontown, Pa., the daughter of Carl J. and Clara Boast, who preceded her in death.
On December 26, 1950 in Uniontown, Pa., she married Charles Carroll Kelly, who survives in Ogden Dunes.
She is also survived by five sons, David (Anne) Kelly, of Ashland, Ore., Thomas (Lori) Kelly, of Chesterton, Timothy (Alexandria) Kelly, of Wheaton, Ill., Charles “Chip” Kelly II of San Francisco, Ca., Jack Kelly, of Boulder, Co.; a daughter, Jane (John) Muller, of Ogden Dunes; three sisters, Katherine Himes, of Youngstown, Ohio, Mary Lou Needham, of Uniontown, Pa., Marjorie Furin, of Uniontown, Pa.; three grandchildren, Timothy Kelly, William Kelly and Marjorie Muller.
She was also preceded in death by Jack and Carl Boast.
A resident since 1967, she was employed as a registered nurse for 18 years at Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and a volunteer for the Answer For Pregnancy Aid for 12 years. Her family was the most important part of her life.
A Mass of Christian Burial, Rev. Father Lawrence Heeg, is scheduled at 10:30 a.m., Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Rd., Chesterton. Cremation will follow services at Heritage Crematory, Portage, with interment of ashes at St. Patrick Church Cemetery, Chesterton.
Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m., Thursday with Wake Service at 6:30 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Barbara Susan (Sue) Strycker

Barbara Susan (Sue) Strycker, of Valparaiso, died Monday, May 28, 2001 at home. She was 48.
She was born February 10, 1953 in Valparaiso, the daughter of the late J. Wendell Green and Virginia Hokanson Green, who survives in Porter.
On June 25, 1999 at Porter United Methodist Church, she married Michael E. Strycker, who survives in Valparaiso.
She is also survived by a daughter, Erin St. George, of Valparaiso, two sisters, Vicky (John) Hexamer, of North Augusta, S.C. and Carol (Matt) Foldenauer, of Portage; two brothers, James (Linda) Green, of Chesterton, and John (Calla) Green, of Schenectady, N.Y.; two half-sisters, Jan (Dick) Snamiska, of Washington State and Pat (Larry) LaCroix, Ill.; nieces and nephews.
She was a member of Porter United Methodist Church. She was employed as a dental hygenist for Dr. Timothy Willis, DDS, Westville, and was a member of the Dental Hygenist Association.
Funeral Services, Pastor Edward L. Mitchell, officiating, are scheduled at 11 a.m., Saturday at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd Street, Chesterton. Interment will be at Chesterton Cemetery.
The Family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Friday at White-Love Funeral Home.
Memorials may be given to the Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County, or Why Me? Association.

Bonnie Jo (nee Cauley) Shepit

A memorial service has been set for former area resident Bonnie Jo (nee Cauley) Shepit, who died March 30, 2001 at the age of 72. She was born on April 12, 1928.
The service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2001 in the chapel at Calvary Cemetery in Portage, with Rev. Dr. Joseph Baunoch of First United Methodist Church of Portage officiating.
Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Lois Wiesemann

Lois Wiesemann of the Pines died Friday, May 11, 2001 at St. Anthony Memorial Health Centers in Michigan City. She was 72.
Born on Sept. 2, 1928 in Michigan City, she was the daughter of Henry Carl Wolford Sr. and Gladys M. McCormick Wolford Butts, both of whom preceded her in death. On Oct. 19, 1945 in Chesterton, she married Alfred M. Wiesemann, who died on June 16, 1994.
She is survived by sons William A. Wiesemann (wife Laurie) of Chesterton and Orrin E. Wiesemann (Randi) of Sachse, Texas; daughters Kay Peckat (husband Joey) of The Pines and Karen Robbins (Daryl) of The Pines; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers Richard Wolford (Henrietta) of Michigan City, Martin Wolford (Marian) of Michigan City, Roger Wolford (Carol) of Chesterton, and Keith Wolford (Diane) of Elon College, NC; and sister Beverly Seely (Eric) of Westville.
She was preceded in death by brothers Henry and Calvin Wolford and stepfather Elmer G. Burns.
She was a retired assembler at Sprague Devices after 25 years of service. She was also a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary.
Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Root Funeral Home, 312 E. 7th St., Michigan City, with her nephew, the Rev. Rick Wolford, officiating. Visitation will be today from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Kenneth Columbus Gish

Kenneth Columbus Gish of Valparaiso died Saturday, May 12, 2001 at Porter Memorial Hospital. He was 72.
Born in Central City, Ky. on Oct. 12, 1928, he was the son of Hosie and Eula (Gossett) Gish, both of whom preceded him in death. On March 8, 1952 in Muhlenberg County, Ky., he married Louetta France, who survives in Valparaiso.
Also surviving are sons Kenneth G. Gish of Portage and Don Gish of Valparaiso, daughter Gail Katsafaros (husband George) of Buffalo, Ind.; brother Roy Gish (wife Eunice) of Lake Station; sisters Lillian Lambert of Philpot, Ky., Irma Markwell of Bremen, Ky., and Doy Davis (Ed) of Bremen, Ky.; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother Emmett Gish.
He lived in Lake Station for 38 years and moved to Kentucky for 12 years before recently moving back to the area. He was a general equipment repairman at U.S. Steel for 38 years. He was in the U.S. Army and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Bremen and Local 1014.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 16 at 1:30 p.m. at the Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Ave., Portage. Pastor Randy Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in Heritage Cemetery in Portage. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Portage Chapel. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Thomas J. Long

Former Chesterton resident Thomas J. Long of Valparaiso died Sunday, May 13, 2001 at 3:15 a.m. at the Mary E. Bartz Hospice Center. He was 68.
Born in Michigan City on Sept. 4, 1932, he was the son of John T. and Bernice (Johnson) Long, both of whom preceded him in death. On Dec. 19, 1970 in Chesterton, he married Paulette Nagroski, who survives in Valparaiso.
Also surviving are son Erik Long of Valparaiso; daughter Ingrid Long of Valparaiso; brothers Terry Long of Chesterton and Pat Long (wife Mary) of Chesterton; sister Cherie Long of Chesterton; nieces Amanda and Morgan; and nephews Scott, David and Michael.
A lifelong area resident, he was retired as a production clerk from Bethlehem Steel. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso and a founding member of the Duneland YMCA. He was active in many committees at his church and served for many years on the Chesterton Cemetery Board of Directors. He was a graduate of Chesterton High School and Valparaiso University.
A memorial service will be held at Christ Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jerry Castleman officiating. The date of the service will be announced later. Cremation will be at Heritage Crematory in Portage, with the cremated remains to be interred at Chesterton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Mary E. Bartz Hospice Center or to Christ Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Knoefel F. Jones

Knoefel F. Jones, of Valparaiso, died Friday, May 11, 2001 at home. He was 85.
He was born April 8, 1916 in South Wanatah to Floyd and Roxie (Elliott) Jones, who preceded him in death.
On September 29, 1940 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, he married Leona Brownbridge, who survives.
He is also survived by a son, Knoefel G. (Janet) Jones of Porter; a daughter, Beth Anne (Wilford) Sievers, of Valparaiso; a sister, Armeta (Robert) Barnes, of Valparaiso; two brothers, Robert (Jean) Jones of Valparaiso and Bill (Martha) Jones, of Florida; 10 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by four sisters, Lillian Hill, Gladys Bolles, Mary Jones and June Brown.
He had worked at Inland Steel, was a self employed milk hauler and worked in the maintenance department of the Valparaiso Community Schools. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, and a lifetime area resident.
Funeral services, Rev. Jerry Castleman officiating, are scheduled at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery.
Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m., Monday.
Memorials may be made to VNA Hospice of Porter County.

Carole Gerber-West

Carole Gerber-West, of Valparaiso, died Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at her residence. She was 52.
She was born April 9, 1949 in Gary, the daughter of William Stewart and Mary (Masterton) Gerber, who preceded her in death.
She was married to Warner Karl West, who survives in Valparaiso.
She is also survived by two daughters, Andrean Blough (Martin) West, of Baroda, Mich., and Catherine Blough (Scott) Button, of Stewart, Fla.; three grandchildren; two sisters, Christie (Farrell) Nowland, of Valparaiso, and Catherine Gerber-Coker, of Portage; two brothers, William S. Gerber, of Portage, and Albert (Sandra) Gerber, of Valparaiso.
She was a lifelong resident and office manager employed by Dr. R. Gupta. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, Valparaiso.
Funeral services, Pastor Duane Schmidt officiating, are scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel. Interment will be at Heritage Cemetery in Portage.
Visitation is scheduled from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Thursday at Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Avenue, Portage.
Memorials may be made to the Porter County Cancer Society or to the VNA Hospice of Porter County.

Leona C. DeMass

Leona C. DeMass, of Chesterton, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at her home. She was 93.
She was born December 19, 1907 in Chesterton, the daughter of Axel and Wilhelmina (Sandberg) Sundeen, who preceded her in death.
On September 15, 1934 in Chesterton, she married Raymond DeMass, who preceded her in death.
She was survived by a daughter, Sharon (Donald) Lee, of Chesterton, a son, David Lee DeMass, of Michigan City; five grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Irene Rosetti; two brothers Raymond (Ruth) Sundeen and Carl Sundeen.
She was a lifelong resident and was a Homemaker. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
Private Family Services, Rev. Michael Cobbler officiating, were conducted Wednesday. Interment was at Chesterton Cemetery.
There was no visitation. Arrangements were handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home.

Marion L. Weitzel

Marion L. Weitzel, of Liberty Twp., died Friday, May 4, 2001 at St. Anthony Memorial Health Center in Michigan City. She was 92.
She was born February 28, 1909, the daughter of the late George and Minnie (Swanson) McVicker, who preceded her in death.
In December 1925, she married Garhart Weitzel, who preceded her in death in 1997. They were married 72 years.
She is survived by a daughter-in-law Deloris Weitzel, of Liberty Twp.; three grandchildren, Ted (Bonnie) Weitzel, of Valparaiso, Tom (Sally) Weitzel, of Griffin, Ga. and Jackie (Dallas) Reeves, of Terre Haute; five great-grandchildren, Dr. Jeff (Casey) Weitzel, Mindy Weitzel (Fiancee Brad Hawkins), Stephen Weitzel, Michael Weitzel and Scott Weitzel.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Ted Weitzel in 1995.
She was a self-employed farmer.
Funeral services, Minister Scott L. Morris officiating, were scheduled at 10:30 a.m., Monday at White-Love Funeral Home. Interment was at Chesterton Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to The Salvation Army or the Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County.

Emily L. Carlson-Schroeter-Carlson

Emily L. Carlson-Schroeter-Carlson, of Chesterton and Furnessville, died Friday, May 4, 2001, at Sterling House in Valparaiso. She was 86.
She was born, February 5, 1915 in Hammond, the daughter of Henry and Lettie Carlson, who preceded her in death.
On September 10, 1936, she married Herman Schroeter.
She is survived by a daughter, Patricia (John) Ross, of Knox; a grandson, James (Amy) Ross; two great grandsons, Zachary and Jacob Ross; step grandchildren, Lisa Premil, Jackie Crook, Greg Ross and their families; a sister, Esther Darling, of LaPorte; a niece Nancy (David) Slater; brother-in-law, Henry (Irene) Schroeter, of Clyde, N.C.; step children, including Dorothy Crose and Marilyn (Tom) Vedell, of La Crescent, Minn. and their families; and special friend, Harry Brobst, of Valparaiso.
She was also preceded in death by husbands, Herman Schroeter and Arvid Carlson; half sisters and brothers, Ethel May, Walter and Williard.
She was head cook at Westchester Middle School and also worked for many years at Porter Hardware in Porter.
Funeral services are scheduled at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, at Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home. Interment will be at Furnessville Cemetery.
Visitation is scheduled from 3-9 p.m., Monday at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.
Flowers are welcome. Memorials may be made to the activities program at Sterling House of Valparaiso or the VNA Hospice of Porter County.

Katherine (Bea) Ford

Bea Ford, of Jackson Twp., died Sunday, May 6, 2001 at Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso. She was 72.
She is survived by husband, Harold W. Ford. They celebrated their 50 year anniversary July 16, 2000.
She is also survived by a daughter, Linda (Jim) Catlin, of Stevensville, Mich., two sons, Wendell (Debbie) Ford, of New Buffalo, Mich. and James (Linda) Ford, of St. John, Ind.; six grandchildren, Julie, Jimmy, Stefanie, Alyssa, Bethany and Danny; mother-in-law, Mary Ford, of Owensboro, Ky; sisters, Naomi (Phil) Wasnidge and Sue (Lenson) Ledbetter, of Ind., Sharon (Bill) Pirtle, of N.M.; two brothers, Hank (Velma) Arnac and Jim (Ruth) Arnac, both of Mo.; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Westville. She was retired from Kmart in Valparaiso.
Funeral services are scheduled at 10 a.m., Thursday, at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Westville. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery in Valparaiso.
Friends may call at the church from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation. She will be greatly missed by her family and all those who loved her.
Newhard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please call 785-2581 for more information.

Clementene Heisler

Clementene Heisler, of Michigan City, died May 1, 2001 at Memorial Hospital, in South Bend. She was 57.
She was born November 20, 1943, in Michigan City, the daughter of Clement A. and Eleanor (Komasinski) Pliske, who preceded her in death.
She was married to Richard Heisler, who survives in Michigan City.
She is also survived by two daughters, Lisa (Scott) Hamilton, of LaPorte and Carla (Kevin) Kazmierczak, of South Bend; a son, Brett (Marialice Goethais) Heisler, of LaPorte; four grandsons, Jacob, Jordan and Jared Kazmierczak, all of South Bend and Benjamin Hamilton, of LaPorte; two sisters, Margaret (Eugene) Yagelski, of North Judson and Rosalie (Ted) Radtke, of Bradenton, Fla.
She was a resident of Michigan City for 57 years. She was a claims supervisor at Indiana Workforce Development in LaPorte and was a member of Queen of All Saints Church, Michigan City..
Funeral services, Rev. Michael Yadron officiating, are scheduled at 10 a.m. Friday at Queen of all Saints Catholic Church. Entombment will be Friday in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens in Michigan City.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Thursday and from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday with Wake Service at 7 p.m., Thursday at Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, Michigan City.

Rita L. Prendergast

A Memorial Service has been scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.
Rita L. Prendergast, of Porter, died December 16, 2000. She was 71.
She was born November 6, 1929 in Chicago, the daughter of Max and Clara (Hermle) Boté, who precded her in death.
She is survived by four daughters, Kathleen Crimmins, Laurie (Craig) Dudley and Jane Prendergast, all of Wis. and Nancy (Danny) Lyon, of N.Y.; five sons, Richard Michael, Michael (Mary) Prendergast, of Pa., Patrick (Karen) Prendergast, Timothy Prendergast, both of Wis. and Bill (Anita) Prendergast, of N.Y.; a sister, Ruth (Daniel) Reardon, of Ohio; ten grandchildren and four step grandchildren; three great grandchildren.
A resident for 25 years, she was a Homemaker.
Visitation is scheduled from 10:30 -11 a.m., time of service Saturday at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home.

Rose Ann Barbus

Rose Ann Barbus, of Porter, died Thursday, April 12, 2001, at her residence. She was 77.
She was born May 8, 1923, in Lackawanna, N.Y., the daughter of Steven and Mary (Rodak) Zigulich, who preceded her in death.
She was married to John Barbus, who preceded her in death.
She is survived by a daughter, Rosemarie (Victor) Cutonilli, of Orlando, Fla.; two sons, John (Patricia) Barbus, of Chesterton and Paul (Vickie) Barbus, of Buffalo, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a brother.
She was a resident of Porter for four years; retired as a nurse in the State of New York; a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, St. Patrick Seniors; Chesterton Women of the Moose, Royal Neighbors of America; Westchester Library Senior Club and Duneland Activity Center; Double 8 Card & Bunco Club.
A Memorial Mass, Rev. Father Lawrence Heeg officiating, is scheduled at 11 a.m., Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Rd. Cremation with Interment of Ashes, Lackawanna, N.Y.
No visitation is scheduled.
Memorials may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church/Seniors, 638 N. Calumet Rd., Chesterton, IN 46304.
Arrangements were handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, Chesterton.

Clarice A. Keck

Clarice A. Keck, of Chesterton, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at Park Place Living Center, Kalamazoo, Mich. She was 72.
She was born June 27, 1928 in Hebron, the daughter of Dennis and Myrtle Almera (Cornell) Wineland, who preceded her in death.
On September 6, 1946 in LeRoy, Ind. she married Charles William Keck, who preceded her in death February 6, 1998.
She is survived by a daughter Carla Jean Keck, of Birmingham, Ala., two sons, Dennis G. (Vicki) Keck, of Richland, Mich., and Charles (Mary) Keck Jr., of Chesterton; four sisters, Margaret Steiner of LeRoy, Jo Ann Vizena, of Lake Station, Betty Strine, of Ky., Phyllis (Arthur) Young, of LeRoy; a brother-in-law, Gordon Schultz, of Bremen; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Burgess and Dorothy Schultz and three brothers, Bernard, Gerald and Harry.
She has been a resident since 1957, where she was a Home Maker and belonged to First United Methodist Church of Chesterton and a member of Westchester Senior Citizens.
Funeral Services, Rev. Terry Rhine officiating, are scheduled at 10 a.m. Monday at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home. Interment at Chesterton Cemetery, Chesterton.
Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m., Sunday at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway.

Arthur S. Wagner Jr.

Arthur S. Wagner Jr., of Chesterton, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso. He was 68.
He was born June 10, 1932 in East Eden, New York, the son of Arthur S. and Bertha (Russki) Wagner Sr.
On May 16, 1953, in Lackawanna, N.Y., he married Doris A. Falcone, who survives in Chesterton.
He is also survived by two daughters, Valerie (Herman “Arch”) Waters, of Valparaiso, and Sharon M. (James) Elliott, of Indianapolis; a son, Dr. Michael A. Wagner, of Providence, R.I., two brothers, Gary Wagner, of Buffalo, N.Y., Robert (Meg) McDonald, of Getzville, N.Y.; half sister, Irene; four grandchildren, Matthew and Luke Waters, Nicholas Mitchel and Danielle Elliott.
He was also preceded by three brothers, Hank, James and Gary Wagner; sister, Beverly Kruger; two half sisters, Adeline and Elenore.
Arthur, a resident since 1968, was employed as a supervisor of the 80’’ Hot Strip (retired) at Bethlehem Steel. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Chesterton Moose Lodge #1623, American Legion Chesterton Post #170, Porter VFW, Knights of Columbus. Art enjoyed 17 years of retirement.
A Mass of Christian Burial, Rev. Father Eduardo Malagon officiating, is scheduled at 10 a.m., Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Rd., Chesterton. Interment at Chesterton Cemetery.
Visitation is scheduled from 3-8 p.m. Friday, Wake Service at 6:30 p.m., at Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home.

Dale R. Huber

Dale R. Huber, 61, of Hebron, formerly of Porter, died Sunday, April 15, 2001 at Porter Memorial Hospital in Valparaiso.
He was born June 11, 1939 in Gary, the son of Nick and Zora (Hudjber) Matanich, who preceded him in death.
On October 15, 1960 in Gary, he married Sandra Harrell, who preceded him in death December 31, 1995.
He is survived by two sons, Greg Huber, of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Mark Huber, of Valparaiso.
He had been a Hebron resident since 1992, having moved from Porter where he lived for over 20 years, and prior to that in Glen Park. He owned and operated the Old Heritage Inn in Hebron, was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Crown Point and Hebron Lions Club.
In accordance with Dale’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Veteran’s organization of the donor’s choice.
Family Service Funeral Homes Miller Hebron Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Stacy Jo Chupp

Stacy Jo Chupp died Tuesday, April 10, 2001. She was 39.
She was married to Robert Chupp, who survives in Bristol, Indiana.
She was the daughter of Jerry Campbell, of Portage, Ind. and the late Ruth (Coslet) Campbell.
She is also survived by two sons, Stephen and Sean deBryun; two brothers, Michael D. Campbell, of Lake Station, Ind., Brett R. (Deanna) Campbell, of Goshen, Ind.; a sister, Jori S. (Lance) Raymer, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; nieces Dawn, Heather, Andrea, Chasity (husband Sonny), Christian, Dustin, Charity and Dalton; in-laws, Bill and Cindy Kaybay, of Elkhart, Ind.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Kirk A. Campbell.
A Memorial Service (with reception to follow) is scheduled at noon, Saturday at Chesterton American Legion Post #170, 798 Wabash, Chesterton.
Memorials may be made in Stacy’s memory to University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ireland Cancer Center, Dept. of Development, 11100 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH, 44106-5062.
Arrangements by DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Trust 100 Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

William Earl “Tiny” Akers

William Earl “Tiny” Akers, of Porter, died Easter Sunday, April 15, 2001, at Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso. He was 38.
He was born in Gary, on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 1962 to Bill E. Akers, of Rennselaer, Ind., and the late Alice C. (Welch) Akers.
Also surviving are two daughters, Morgan Allene Akers and Megan Catherine Akers, both of Chesterton; three sons, Branden Lee, Shane Derek and William Cody Akers, all of Chesterton; a brother, Mark E. (Beverly) Akers, of Valparaiso; a sister, Marialyce C. Akers-Hulse, of Portage, Ind; ex-wife Charity Staff of Chesterton; William (Kathleenen) W. Welch, of Antioch, Ill.; Mary Anne E. Welch, of Valparaiso; grandmother, Allene A. Akers, of Hobart; Ronnie Akers, of Hobart; Rocky Akers, of Hobart; Donna (Jack) Smith, of Portage; Goldie (Bill) Bishop, of Valparaiso; Helen Pagan, of Calif.; Earl Dean Moore, of Cincinnati, Ohio; Jimmy (Linda) Akers, of Portage; special cousin Delfina Kegebein, of Hobart; many other cousins, and friends affiliated with Leroys Hot Stuff.
He was also preceded in death by grandfathers Ellis E. Akers and William C. Welch; grandmother, Marion E. Welch; cousins, Clifford W. Akers and David Bradford; uncle, Tommy A. Akers.
Tiny was a 1981 graduate of Portage High School. William worked many jobs throughout his life, to support his family by whom he was dearly loved. He was a free-spirited man who loved life and his too numerous to mention friends at Leroys Hot Stuff.
A Christian Service, Rev. Jerry Moe officiating, is scheduled at noon Friday at Ridge Lawn Cemetery in Gary. Cremation at Heritage Crematory in Portage.
Memorial Service at a later date to be at William’s father’s farm in Monon.
A benefit will be conducted at Leroys Hot Stuff, Sunday, May 27, (Memorial weekend) at U.S. Hwy 20 in Porter. For more information, please call 926-6211. Contributions should go to William “Tiny’s” children c/o Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, IN 46368.

Evelyn B. Uttley

Former Dune Acres resident, Evelyn B. Uttley, of Leroy, Ill., died Monday, April 16, 2001 died in Leroy. She was 99.
She was born October 15, 1901 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Herman and August (Bloch) Boldt, who preceded her in death.
She was preceded in death by husband Laurier Uttley in 1994.
She is survived by a son, Rev. James P. (Patricia) Uttley, of Leroy; six grandchildren, six great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. John’s United Church.
Funeral services, Rev. Nancy Kahaian and Rev. James Uttley officiating, are scheduled at 11 a.m., Wednesday at St. John’s United Church, 225 W. Lincoln Ave., Chesterton.
The Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday at St. John’s United Church. Interment at Chesterton Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to St. John’s United Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd Street, Chesterton.

Ruth C. Etchason

Ruth C. Etchason, of Chesterton, died Monday, April 16, 2001 at Valparaiso Care and Rehabilitation Center, in Valparaiso. She was 76.
She was born December 15, 1924 in Gary, Indiana, the daughter of Leslie and Margaret (Williams) Morgan, who preceded her in death.
On February 9, 1957 in Valparaiso, she married Donald L. Etchason, who survives in Chesterton.
She is also survived by a daughter, Linda Miller, of Centerville, Mich.; two grandchildren, Bert Miller, of Okinawa, Japan, and Nicole Miller, of Michigan.
She was preceded by a sister, Elaine Smith and a brother, Leslie Morgan.
Etchason was a homemaker.
Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home. Entombment at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.
Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m., Tuesday at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 425 N. Michigan St., Suite 308, South Bend, Ind., 46601.

Stanley C. Keller

Chesterton resident Stanley C. Keller, 62, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at his residence.
He was born March 3, 1939, in LaPorte, the son of George and Mary (Liesak) Keller, who preceded him in death.
On Jan. 21, 1961, in LaPorte, he married Shirley P. Bolin, who survives in Chesterton.
He is also survived by three sons, Stanley W. (wife Victoria Fancher-Keller) Keller of Chesterton, Scott M. (wife Cynthia) Keller in Westville, and Major Stephen L. (wife Denise) Keller in the Azores Islands; two daughters, Sharon L. (husband Jeff) Bennett of Newbery, S.C., and Sandra M. (husband Rubin) Sanchez of Lake Station; two brothers, Ted (wife Delores) Keller of LaPorte and Ed (wife June) Keller of Henderson, Nev.; a sister, Irene Murray of South Carolina; and 14 grandchildren.
Stanley, an area resident since 1967, was a retired teacher in the Gary School System, where he had been Teacher of the Year and for 25 years chairman of the science department at Lew Wallace High School. He initiated the physics field trips to Great America from Lew Wallace. He was also a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, where he served as an usher, a counter, and a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society. In addition he was a member of the Wayne State Chemical Society.
Funeral services, the Rev. Father Lawrence Heeg officiating, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Road in Chesterton. He will be interred at Heckman Memorial Cemetery in LaPorte.
Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway in Chesterton.
Memorials may be made to the ALS Foundation.

William Thomas “Tom” Loar

The father of a Chesterton resident, William Thomas “Tom” Loar, of Valparaiso, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, in Valparaiso. He was 88.
He was born September 12, 1912, in Pikeville, Ky., the son of Frank and Kit Katherine (Ford) Loar, who preceded him in death.
On July 3, 1937 in Elkhorn City, Ky., he married Hample Cantrell, who preceded him in death on November 25, 1982.
He is survived by a daughter, Katherine (Dick) Keith, of Bellville, Mich.; four sons, Eddie (Pat) Thomas, of Charlotte, N.C., James (Waltraud) Gobel, of Aberdeen, Maryland, Virgil Lee (Nancy) Loar, of Chesterton and Jack G. (Sheila) Loar, of Portage; two sisters, Joyce (Oscar) Jolly, of Valparaiso; Ruth Walstra, of Chesterton; seventeen grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by four sisters, Josephine, Anna, Edith and Mary; two brothers, John Loar and Paul Loar.
He was an area resident since 1964, coming from Ky. He was a machinist retired in 1982 from Wilbar Manufacturing-Coal mine’s Saw Mill.
Funeral services, Pastor Jerry Vernon officiating, are scheduled at 11 a.m., Saturday, at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel 6941 Central Ave., Portage. Interment at McCool Cemetery, Portage.
Visitation is scheduled from 2-8 p.m., Thursday and Friday at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel.

Michael A. Hoffman

South Bend resident Michael A. Hoffman, formerly of Chesterton, died Sunday, April 8, 2001 at his residence.
He was born February 5, 1961 in Michigan City, Ind., the son of the late Allen L. Hoffman and Judith A. (Tavernier) Hoffman, who survives in Porter.
He is also survived by two sisters, Pamela (Matthew) Connors and Brenda L. Hoffman, both of Porter; nieces, Liza Hoffman and Jillian Connors, both of Porter; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; grandmother, Ruth Tavernier, of Chesterton.
He was preceded in death by his father Allen L. Hoffman on May 17, 1998; grandfather Kenneth Tavernier and grandparents Balthasar and Alene Hoffman.
Michael was a truck driver for North American Van Lines.
A Private Family Service will be conducted at a later date. Cremation will be at Heritage Crematory, Portage with interment of ashes at a later date at Chesterton Cemetery.
Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m., Thursday at Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.
Memorials may be made to the Moraine House, Inc., 353 W. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46384.

Jonathan Studebaker

Jonathan Studebaker, born in Porter Memorial Hospital May 20, 1965, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001 in Chico, California. He was 36.
Studebaker, born with a rare genetic disease called osteogenisis imperfecta (OI), the brittle bones disease, was the first case local doctors had witnessed. His family initially was given a poor prognosis, but with years of treatment at various Shriner’s Hospitals in Honolulu Hawaii, San Francisco and Chicago, he was able to attend high school and college and eventually made a successuful career for himself.
Jonathan served as the Honorary coach of the East West Shrine Game for several years during the early to mid-1980’s. He wrote articles about school sports for the local newspapers and was active in his church youth group and was a delegate to the International Youth of Unity conference that was held annually near Kansas City, Mo.
He received his B.A in Information and Communication from Chico State University in 1987 and was an avid sports fan, working with Coach Bellotti and the CSU football team serving as their kicking coach.
Following graduation from CSU, he stayed on in Chico where he worked briefly with a local television station and later established Project Speak Out, giving motivational talks and educating people about the challenges of living with a disability. Recently he created a website to share his story with the broader Internet community. He sat on many local boards and committees in his hometown, including the Lion’s Club, ARC of Butte County, City and County Transportation Boards and the Planning Commission for the City of Chico.
According to newspaper accounts, Studebaker will long be remembered in Chico for the “Studebaker Strips” he demanded be built in the town that touts brick-like roads. The smooth strips were built into the intersections to help those with mobility problems negotiate the bumpy brick roads.
A memorial for him will be conducted April 21 at the stadium in Chico, Calif. Another memorial will be conducted locally at a later date.

Denny Allen Chessor

Portage resident Denny Allen Chessor, 59, died Sunday, April 8, 2001 in Hobart.
He was born Aug. 23, 1941, in Hornbeck, Tenn., the son of Vernon and Nonie (Knight) Chessor, the former of whom survives in North Judson, Ind.
On Aug. 28, 1963, in Portage, he married Sharon Neyhart, who survives in Portage.
He is also survived by a son, Scott (wife Lora) Chessor Portage; a daughter, Denise (husband Robert) Fulton of Charlotte, N.C.; four brothers, Johnny (wife Catherine) Chessor of Union City, Tenn., Ralph (wife Sherry) Chessor and Jim (wife Wanda) Chessor, both of North Judson, and Dale (wife Connie) Chessor of Kouts; a sister, Ann (husband Billy) Farmer of New Madrid, Mo.; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Cook.
Chessor, an area resident since 1961, was a truck driver for Yellow Freight and belonged to Teamsters Central States and Local 142.
Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Ave. in Portage. He will be interred at Chapel Lawn in Schererville.
Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Edmonds & Evans, Portage Chapel.

Edward S. Jeselnick

Edward S. Jeselnick, 81, the father of a local resident, James Jeselnick, died Thursday, April 5, 2001 in St. Mary’s, Pa.
He was born July 5, 1919 in Clermont, Pa., the son of the late Gregory and Louise (Kuketz) Jeselnic, immigrants from Austria.
On September 1, 1946, in Sacred Heart Church, he married Yolanda Boland, who survives. Also surviving are four daughters, Mary Jo (James) Ford Jr., of Newport, Pa., Anne (Christopher) Wildfire, of Pittsburgh, Julie Jeselnick, of Harrisburg, Dona (Paul) Lewis, of Mechanicsburg; eight sons, James (Mary Kay) of Chesterton, John (Barbara), of Naperville, Ill., Thomas, of Pittsburgh, Father Stephen Jeselnick, of Baltimore, Andrew, of Pittsburgh, Paul, of Denver, Co., Mark, of Pittsburgh, and Gregory (Angela) of Camp Hill; sixteen grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by three sisters, May Auman, Rose Jeselnick and Ann Sherry; five brothers, Francis, Gregory, Adolph, Robert and John Jeselnick.
Jeselnick attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from Central High School, class of 1939. Enlisting in the Navy, he was commissioned to the U.S.S. Calamores and served on the ship until the end of WWII. He was discharged with the rank of Water Tender, first class. He retired from Airco Speer in 1981, after 47 years of service as a machinist, first class. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Golden Grads and a lifetime member of the VFW and American legion.
A Mass of Christian Burial, was celebrated Saturday in Sacred Heart Church, with the Rev. Stephen Jeselnick, his son, as celebrant. Interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Full military rites were accorded by the St. Mary’s Servicemen’s Burial Detail.
Memorials may be made to Elk County Christian High School, 600 Maurus Street, St. Mary’s, Pa. 15857.

Harwood E. Weimer

Harwood E. Weimer, 85, died Friday, April 6, 2001 at Porter Memorial Hospital.
He was born March 10, 1916 in Churches Ferry, N.D.
He is survived by wife, Viola (Walter) Weimer and daughter, Nancy Weimer of Valparaiso; two brothers, John (Helen) Weimer, of Valparaiso, Elton (Joan) Weimer of Logansport; two sisters, Hazel (Floyd) Peterson of Willcox, Ariz., and Luella Nickels of Forest Hill, Calif.; numerous nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Vera and two sons, Neil and Brian, in 1958; seven brothers, Archie, Les, George, Byrl, Herb, Donald, Ralph and a sister, Lorraine.
Weimer moved to Indiana in 1939 and was a charter member of Liberty Bible Church, past chairman of the Liberty Volunteer Fire Department and retired from Urschel Laboratories.
Funeral services, Rev. Ken Long officiating, is scheduled at 10 a.m., Wednesday, at Liberty Bible Church. Visitation is scheduled from 2-8 p.m., Tuesday at Bartholomew Funeral Home.
Memorials may be sent to Liberty Bible Church, 824 N. Calumet Ave., Chesterton, IN 46304, or Moody Bible Institute, 820 North LaSalle Blvd., Chicago, Ill. 60610.

Stanley Melton Rayborn

Stanley Melton Rayborn, of Chesterton, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso. He was 69.
He was born February 9, 1932 in Humbolt, Kansas, the son of the late Olin Maple Rayborn and Mabel M. (Gardner) Rayborn who survives in Chesterton.
He is also survived by four sisters, Norma Cunningham, of Liberal, Kan., Lois (Ray) Marks, of Ocean Springs, Mich., Doris (Steve) Stevenson, of Prattville, Ala., and Judy Burden, of Portage; a brother, Dewey Ernest Rayborn, of Chesterton; and several nieces and nephews.
Stanley, a resident since 1950, was a shipping clerk at LTV Steel Company. He served in WWII as a member of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Portage Church of God.
Funeral services are scheduled at 7 p.m., Thursday at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 6941 Central Ave., Portage. Cremation will take place at Heritage Crematory and Interment of ashes at the Calvary Cemetery in Portage at a later date.
Visitation is scheduled from 4-7 p.m., Thursday at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, Portage.

Evangeline C. Jones

Chesterton resident Evangeline C. Jones, 96, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at the Life Care Center of Valparaiso.
She was born Nov. 2, 1904, in Chesterton, the daughter of George Ross and Catherine (Bonnifield) Williams, who preceded her in death.
On Oct. 31, 1924, in Logansport, Ind., she married Chester A. Jones, who on Oct. 17, 1991, also preceded her in death.
She is survived by a sister, Edith K. Faires of Detroit, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Jones was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Chesterton.
Funeral services, Pastor Terry Rhine officiating, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 434 S. Second St. in Chesterton. She will be interred at Chesterton Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. Second St. in Chesterton.

Theresa Nackovic

Chesterton resident Theresa Nackovic, nee Hirschbeck, died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at Methodist Hospital Southlake Campus in Merrillville. She was 85.
She was born Aug. 29, 1915, and was preceded in death by her husband, Dusan.
She was the mother of Maria (Werner) Moderhack, Olga (Valentin) Bartell, Simon (Janet) Nackovic, Michael (Rita) Nackovic, Donna (Robert) Escobedo, the late Andrew (Sandy) Nackovic, Peter (Susan) Nackovic, and Vera () Won; the grandmother of 17, including Vera and David Nackovic; and the great-grandmother of Danny.
She was interred Monday in Illinois.
She was a resident of Chesterton for five years and was known as the little German woman who would attend morning mass at St. Patrick Catholic Church with her very tall son.

Margaret Hoburg

Porter resident Margaret Hoburg, 94, died Tuesday, April 4, 2001, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 30, 1906, in West Deer Township, Pa., the daughter of Louis and Kathryne (Sauer) Schnitzer, who preceded her in death.
On Nov. 17, 1928, in West Deer Township, she married Ralph W. Hoburg, who in 1985 preceded her in death.
She is survived by a daughter, Lorraine M. Long of Porter; four grandchildren, L. Stephen (wife Julie) Long of St. Louis, Mo., Margaret (husband Joseph) Welage of Greenfield, Ind., Joseph Long of Margate, Fla., and Phillip Long of Chesterton; and three great-grandchildren, Christine, Michelle, and Gregory Welage.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Herbert Schnitzer; and a sister, Martha Schnitzer.
Margaret, an area resident for 12 years, was a homemaker. She was a member of the East Union Presbyterian Church in Pennsylvania.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at East Union Presbyterian Church. No local service or visitation has been scheduled. She will be interred at East Union Cemetery in West Deer Township.
Arrangements were conducted by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway in Chesterton.
Memorials may be made to St. John’s United Church in Chesterton or to East Union Presbyterian Church.

Audrey Wood

Dune Acres resident Audrey Wood, 90, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at her residence.
She was born April 14, 1910, in Bluffton, Ind., the daughter of Fred and Winetta (Brown) Kain, who preceded her in death.
On Nov. 29, 1933, in Bluffton, she married John Wood, who preceded her in death.
She is survived of a daughter, Joan Rearick, with whom she had lived the last three years; a sister, Martha Morris of Oklahoma; and two grandchildren, Jeff (wife Gabriele) Rearick of Fort Collins, Colo., and Tom (wife Susan) Rearick of Bloomington, Ind.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene and Max Kain.
She was a secretary and homemaker.
Graveside services will be held in Michigan on Friday. No visitation is scheduled.
Arrangements were conducted by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway in Chesterton.
Memorials may be made to the Porter County VNA or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Rev. Lewis Hansen

Rev. Lewis Hansen, 61, pastor of Porter United Methodist Church, died Friday, January 26, 2001.
He is survived by a daughter, Heidi (Michael) Phipps, of Munster; sons, Trey (Janet) Hansen of Hammond, Ind., Erik (Lynn) Hansen of Schererville, Ind. and Ivan (Donna) Hansen, of Chicago; grandchildren, Heather and Michael Phipps; a sister, Diana Vadbunker, of Onarga, Ill.; four brothers, Merle (Jeanne) Hansen, of Louisville, Ky., Ronald (Marlene) Hansen, of Burbonnaise, Ill., Tom (Mary) Hansen, of Atlanta, Ga. and Mark (Diane) Hansen, of San Diego, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce and parents, Lewis and Helena Hansen.
Hansen served as a Minister for the past 35 years, currently at Porter United Methodist Church.
Funeral services, Dr. Thomas Rough officiating, are scheduled at 9 a.m. Monday at the Ridge United Methodist Church, 8607 Columbia Ave., Munster, Ind. Interment, Gilman Cemetery, Gilman, Ill.
Visitation was Sunday at Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster, Ind.

Mrs. Mary Jane Quinn
Mrs. Mary Jane Quinn, 85, Died Sunday. Mrs. Mary Jane Quinn, resident of this county since 1862, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. R. Snyder, near Odell Sunday, Oct. 27, 1940, at the age of 85 years, 2 months and 4 days. Funeral services were held from the Christian church Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Pettis of Lincoln, Seventh Day Adventist, officiating. Burial was in the Fairbury cemetery. Mary Jane Curtis was born in Porter county, Indiana, Aug. 23, 1855. She was born in a log cabin, where she grew to womanhood. During the Civil War, in which her father fought, she remained at home and assisted her mother in caring for the younger children. She married Reuben Quinn, March 12, 1874, and shortly after their marriage they moved to a farm near Gilman, Ill. In 1882 they came to Fairbury. After several years' residence here, they moved to a farm in this vicinity, and then to Reynolds. They returned to Fairbury in the spring of 1906, and they lived here until Mr. Quinn's death in 1929. Since that time, Mrs. Quinn has made her home with her children. She leaves five sons, Harry and Robert of Lodge Pole, Joe of Elk, Wash, Earl of Denver, Colo., and Ed of Julesburg, Colo., three daughters, Mrs. J. R. Snyder of Odell, Mrs. Kathryn Wagner of Hastings and Miss Madge Quinn of Arrington, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Alice Riggs of Valparaiso, Ind., 23 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Blanche Havelik, preceded her in death.

Dick B. Curtis
The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Ind. November 22, 1955
Dick Curtis Rites. Services for Dick B. Curtis, Forest Park avenue, owner and operator of the Curtis Wallpaper and Paint Store, 18 Washington, who died at 10:45 p.m. Friday in Henroitin hospital in Chicago, were held at 2 p.m. Monday at he Bartholomew Funeral home.
  The Rev. Oliver Starn of the Valparaiso Presbyterian church officiated with Mrs. Geraldine Blount as organist. Burial took place in Graceland cemetery. Masonic graveside rites were conducted with M. E. Dinasmoore as worshipful master; Leland Buchanan, senior warden, Lorenzo Smith, chaplain; and Howard Clark, bearer of the three great lights. Memorial services were held by the Valparaiso Elk's Lodge on Sunday evening at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Ben Kemp, Robert Brown, Harry Pappas, Paul Randle, John Froberg, and Tracy Swartout.

Ann C. Turgi
Ann C. Turgi, of Beverly Shores, formerly of Furnessville, died Saturday, January 5, 2002 at St. Anthony Hospital, Michigan City. She was 80.
She was born January 13, 1921 in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Arthur and Ruth (Roche) Eller, who preceded her in death.
On June 25, 1943 at St. Edmond Church in Oak Park, Ill., she married Dr. Robert William Turgi, who preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 1984.
She is survived by two sons, Paul Turgi and John Turgi, both of Beverly Shores; three daughters, Suzanne Marie Turgi-Myers (George) of Des Moines, Iowa, Lee Roche Turgi of Indianapolis, Ind., Mary Elizabeth Schilla (Ross) of Chesterton; two sisters, Susan Dunn of Ogden Dunes and Jean Sabesta of Denver, Colo.; eight grandchildren, Stephen Turgi, Aimee Dolich, Melissa Murray, Kevin Myers, Christopher Myers, Christina Turgi, Brandon Schilla and Brittany Schilla; one great grandchild on the way.
She was an area resident since 1950. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Ann of the Dunes Catholic Church. In college she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. Locally she was a member of Kappa Kappa Kappa Sorority.
A Mass of Christian Burial, Father John Barasinski officiating, is scheduled at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at St. Ann of the Dunes Catholic Church, 433 E. Golfwood Rd., Beverly Shores. Interment will be at Furnessville Cemetery, Furnessville.
Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, with Wake service at 5 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.


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