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Barbara E. Kenderdine
Barbara E. Kenderdine, Missionary to Cambodia, formerly of Chesterton, died Thursday, January 10, 2002 as the result of an accident. She was 38.
She was born June 24, 1963 in Bristol, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Ronald and Marie Schulz, who survive in Bensalem, Pa.
She is survived by her husband, Pastor John T. Kenderdine, of Cambodia; three children, Deborah, Joshua and Kaleb Kenderdine, all of Cambodia; a brother, Steven Schulz, of Bensalem, Pa.; several uncles, nieces and nephews; parents-in-law, Malcolm and Rose Kenderdine, of Lancaster, Pa.
She and her husband have served as Missionaries to Cambodia for three years.
Funeral services, Pastor Roger E. Voegtlin officiating, are scheduled at 3 p.m. Friday at Fairhaven Independent Baptist Church, Chesterton. Additional services are scheduled Monday in Bensalem, Pa. with interment at Sunset Memorial Park, Somerton, Pa.
No visitation is scheduled.
Memorials may be made to Fairhaven Baptist College Scholarship Fund.
Arrangements are under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton.

Carl M. Wagner
Carl M. Wagner, longtime Porter resident, died Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at his home. He was 87.
He was born July 26, 1914 in Chicago, the son of Martin L. and Veronica (Tibaut) Wagner, who preceded him in death.
On January 20, 1945 in Cardale, Pa., he married Helen Federovitch, who survives in Porter.
He is also survived by three sons, Marty (Anita) Wagner of Valparaiso; Tony Wagner of Treasure Island, Fla.; Joe (Roni) Wagner of Chesterton; three daughters, Rose Aaron of Chesterton, Kathy (Bill) Gucciardo of Chesterton and Julie (Jim) Petrites of Porter; a brother Joseph (Dolores) Wagner of Snohomish, Wash.; two sisters, Mary (Bill) Peeler of Leesburg, Fla., Dorothy Swanson of Chesterton; eight grandchildren, Jerry (Brenda) Aaron, Mike Gucciardo, Jennifer Wagner, Adam Wagner, Cyrus Wagner, Sydney Wagner, Whitney Wagner and Jenna Wagner; nieces, nephews, special caregiver Amy Haines, long time special neighbor, friend and swinging partner Doris and special friend Liz.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Carl “Sonny” Wagner (wife Viola Wagner survives in Chesterton); a brother, Stephen Wagner; two sisters, Elizabeth Wucsko and Mary Veronica Wagner.
He was a life long resident and member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. He entered the service Aug. 22, 1942 and was Honorably Discharged from the Army on Jan. 11, 1946, he received the American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal WWII and served in Canada for about two years. He worked for the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E), The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway Co., The New York Central Railroad Co. He retired from the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co. on June 27, 1975. He repaired freight cars and was a switchman. He attended grade school at St. Patrick in Chesterton and graduated from Chesterton High School in 1933. He was a member of American Legion Post #170, Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post #2511, Chesterton Moose Lodge #1625. He enjoyed 26 years of retirement. A man of faith, he loved his wife, his family and his country. A hard worker, he never gave up and will especially be remembered for his smile, gentle spirit, great sense of humor and for being a big flirt.
Funeral services, Father Gerald Schweitzer officiating, are scheduled at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home. Interment will be at Chesterton Cemetery.
Visitation is scheduled from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, with services by V.F.W. and American Legion, at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.
Memorials may be made to the family.

Mary S. Fenoglio
Mary S. Fenoglio, of Chesterton, died Sunday, January 6, 2002 at V.N.A. Mary E. Bartz Hospice Center, Valparaiso. She was 90.
She was born March 12, 1911 in Czechoslovakia the daughter of Andrew and Barbara (Hornak) Soroka, who preceded her in death.
On October 25, 1962 at St. Patrick Church in Chesterton, she married Domenic L. Fenoglio, who survives.
She is also survived by a brother, Andrew Soroka of Hobart; a brother-in-law, John Sabin Sr. of Hibbing, Minn.; nieces and nephews, Sandra (George) Murphy, Andrew Martin Soroka, John Sabin and George Sabin.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Betty Sabin.
She was an area resident since 1962. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.
A Mass of Christian Burial, Father James Meade officiating, is scheduled at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Rd., Chesterton. Interment will be at Chesterton Cemetery.
Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m., with Rosary service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.
Memorials may be made to V.N.A. Hospice of Porter County, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN 46384 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

C. Jean Moore
Former Chesterton resident and well known bowler, C. Jean Moore died Sunday, January 20, 2002 in Tennessee. She was 63.
She was born May 21, 1938 in Oak Ridge, Tenn. and married D. Ray Moore in 1955.
She is survived by children, Pam (Kelley) Borgh, Kim (Ron) Prichard, Marty (Kim) Moore, Tom (Lynanne) Moore, Chris Moore (fiance Robin and son Bill Ogle), Robert (Stacey) Moore; grandchildren, Megan DeGroff, Clayton and Delany Prichard, Taylor, Angie, Nick, Ashley and Dalton Moore, Allyson, Tommy and Andrew Moore and Zane Moore.
Funeral arrangements are being made by Weatherford Mortuary, 158 S. Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge, Tenn. Phone 865-482-2464.

Dorothy Elizabeth Wilson Lamb
Dorothy Elizabeth Wilson Lamb, of Charlotte, N.C., died Saturday, January 19, 2002 at Lake Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lake Park, N.C. She was 77.
She was born April 5, 1924 in Gary, Ind., the daughter of William and Ella (Brown) Wilson, who preceded her in death.
On July 24, 1943 she married Gordon Franklin Lamb, who preceded her in death August 25, 1969.
She is survived by three daughters, Diane (Bob) Sell of Charlotte, N.C., Donna (John) Naughton of Mill Creek, Ind. and Nancy (Joe) Adams of Westville; two brothers, David Wilson of Crown Point and John Wilson of Portage; a sister, Eleanor Lambert of Ala.; nine grandchildren, David and Michael Lowden, Craig, Brian and Jason Adams, Launa and Kristine Sell, Cassie and Lisa Lamb; one great grandchild, Alexis.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Gordon Charles Lamb.
She lived in Charlotte, N.C. for six years. She was a retired sales clerk employed by South Haven Pharmacy.
Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel. Interment will be at McCool Cemetery in Portage.
Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Ave., Portage.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Northern Indiana Chapter, 425 N. Michigan St., Suite 308, South Bend, IN 46601-1236.

Raymond Allen Vitoux
Raymond Allen Vitoux, of Chesterton, died Monday, January 14, 2002 at his residence. He was 65.
He was born October 18, 1936 in Union, Ill., the son of August and Sylvia (Finch) Vitoux, who preceded him in death.
On November 19, 1960 in Chesterton, he married Lillian Sue Collins, who survives.
He is also survived by two sons, John Vitoux of Chesterton and Danny (Kris) Vitoux of Porter; two brothers, Howard (Kay) Vitoux of Valparaiso and Virgil (Bonnie) Vitoux of Valparaiso; five sisters, Helen Lundington of Valparaiso, Viola Nelson of Dwight, Ill., Thelma Landgrebe of Valparaiso, Dorothy Nelson of Ill. and Loreane Fauser of Columbus, Wis.; many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Chic (wife Edna survives), Bud (wife Fern survives) and Bob (wife Edith survives).
He was a life long resident where he was owner/operator of Ray’s Auto Body Repair. He was a member of Chesterton Moose Lodge #1623 and the Moose Bowling League. He also was a member of Briar Leaf Golf Club. He served in the United States Marine Corps.
Funeral services, Rev. Nancy Kahaian officiating, are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home. Cremation will follow services at Heritage Crematory, Portage.
Visitation is scheduled from 2-5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. until time of service at 7:30 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.

O. Wade Susdorf
O. Wade Susdorf, of Portage, died Monday, January 21, 2002 at VNA Mary Bartz Hospice in Valparaiso. He was 90.
He was born April 4, 1911 in Burr Oak, Ind., the son of Francis and Mary (Sickman) Susdorf, who preceded him in death. 
On October 24, 1934 in Union Twp. he married Evelyn Foreman who survives in Portage.
He is also survived by a son, Lowell (Jo Lynn) Susdorf of Chesterton; a daughter, Judith (Richard) Herzog of Valparaiso; six grandchildren, Lynne (Mike) Davis, of Rowlett, Texas, Michael (Pam) Herzog of Union Twp., Matthew (Pam) Herzog of Valparaiso, Mitchell (Becki) Herzog of Wanatah, Thomas Herzog, of the U.S. Army stationed in Georgia, Steven Herzog of Chesterton; nine great grandchildren and other loving family and friends.
He was also preceded by three brothers, Roy Susdorf, Dale Susdorf, Joe Susdorf; two sisters, Goldie Grimes and Catherine Stewart, niece, Irene Horan and son-in-law, Richard Herzog.
He was a longtime Portage and Union Twp resident for over 41 years involved in farming.
Funeral services, Rev. Roy Zerbe officiating, are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 6540 Central Ave., Portage. Interment will be at McCool Cemetery, Portage.
Visitation is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, at Engel Funeral Home, 2700 Willowcreek Rd., Portage.

Delores A. Carson
Delores A. Carson, of Portage, died Wednesday, May 22, 2002 in Miller’s Merry Manor, Portage. She was 81.
She was born in Waubay, S.D., the daughter of Edward and Justina (Sichmiller) Herold, who preceded her in death.
On August 4, 1962 in Lake Station, Ind., she married Thomas Roy Carson, who preceded her in death in 1992. Her first husband, Levi H. Rogness, also preceded her in death in 1959.
She is survived by two sons, Larry (Marrianne) Rogness of Monon, Ind. and Martin (Bobbi) Rogness of Valparaiso; a daughter, Karen (John) Russell-Carson of Chesterton; two sisters, Agnes (Sheldon) Judkins of Lake Worth, Fla. and Dorothy (Tom) Sweeney of Warwick, R.I.; ten grandchildren, Cyndi Rogness, Judy (Brian) Holmes, Marilyn (Scott) Whitlock, Amy Rogness, Lisa Marie (Anthony) Peretin, Randall Russell, Sheryl (Tom) Bernth, Michael Berg, Carrie Ann (Russell) Lagneau and Joseph Kovats-Rogness; eight great-grandchildren, Sara Whitlock, Ryan Whitlock, Amanda Russell, Cassidy Peretin, Madison Peretin, Christopher Bernth, Katie Bernth and Cole Steven Lagneau; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends, especially Thomas (Patti) Blaha, Kaimi Blaha, Betty (Eli) Miller and Alice (Chester) King.
She was also preceded by a daughter, Bonnie J. Berg.
She had been an area resident since 1943 and was owner of Delores’ Beauty Shop for 20 years.
Funeral services, Pastor Scott Jones officiating, are scheduled at 11 a.m., Friday, May 24 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Ave., Portage. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Portage.
Visitation is scheduled from 9 a.m. to time of service at 11 a.m. Friday.

Beverly J. Knish
Beverly J. Knish, of Valparaiso, died Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at her home. She was 52.
She was born February 13, 1949 in Gary, Ind. the daughter of the late Harold Benfield, who preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 1991 and Sophia Benfield, who survives in Valparaiso.
She is also survived by a sister, Sharon L. (Michael D.) Sheppard; a niece, Kimberly Sheppard and nephew, Michael Sheppard, all of Chesterton; and a fiancé, Charles Hemminger, of Valparaiso.
She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Valparaiso, and of the Merrillville Chamber of Commerce. She was a writer/manager for A Better Resume Service in Merrillville for 7 years, where she helped hundreds of people find employment.
Memorials may be given for Ovarian Cancer Research.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Beverly J. Knish, 52, who died Tuesday, May 21, Rev. Joseph M. Pawlowski officiating is scheduled at 10 a.m. Friday, May 24 at Queen of the Apostles Chapel of St. Paul Church, Valparaiso.
The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. Second St., and Friday from 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. at the Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home.

Perry L. Trowbridge
Perry L. Trowbridge, of Valparaiso, died Sunday, May 19, 2002 at Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso. He was 67.
He was born September 26, 1934 in Chicago, the son of the late Perry J. Trowbridge and Melba (Hamilton) Trowbridge who survives in Chesterton.
On August 25, 1973 in Chesterton, He married Peggy Johnson, who survives.
He is also survived by two sons, Richard (Jayne) Trowbridge of Portage and Thomas (Juanita) Trowbridge of Valparaiso; two brothers, Ralph (Janet) Trowbridge of Muncie and Robert Trowbridge of Mexico; a sister, Carol (Dr. Steven) Walker of Chesterton; two grandchildren, Bret and Erin Trowbridge of Portage; mother and father-in-law, Elmer (Marjorie) Johnson of Valparaiso; brothers-in-law, Philip (Sandra) Johnson of Valparaiso and Bruce Johnson of Chesterton; sisters-in-law, Patricia (Daniel) Olson of Romania, Dr. Myrna Trowbridge of Valparaiso; several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Trowbridge.
He was a life long resident, employed as a roll turner at Inland Steel, where he retired after 37 years service. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of First Baptist Church, Chesterton.
Funeral services, Pastor Larry Starrett officiating, are scheduled at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 23 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, Chesterton. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.
Visitation is scheduled from 2-8 p.m., Wednesday at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home 517 Broadway, Chesterton.
Memorials may be made to Kids Alive International, Attn: Romania Orphanage Building Fund, 2507 Cumberland Dr., Valparaiso, Ind. 46384 or to the First Baptist Church of Chesterton, 1401 W. Porter Ave., Chesterton, Ind. 46304.

Gertrude Borg
A memorial service has been scheduled for Gertrude Borg at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 25 at Augsburg Lutheran Church in Porter.
The service will be officiated by Pastor David Schick, of Lamb of God Church in Anaheim, Calif.
Borg died March 18, 2002, at the age of 88 in Anaheim, Calif.
Memorial donations may be made to Feed the Children.

Ethel A. (Wolfe) Blastick
Ethel A. (Wolfe) Blastick, of Valparaiso, died Thursday, May 16, 2002. She was 92.
She was born August 17, 1909 in North Judson, Ind. the daughter of Andrew and Goldie (Ringen) Williamson, who preceded her in death.
She is survived by four daughters, Ruth (John) Beck of Union Mills, Eileen (Donald) Clemans of Valparaiso, Joyce (Russell) Godsey of Florida and Sharon Coakley of Kentucky; 16 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; three brothers, Donald (Doris) Williamson of Knox, Lloyd (Delores) Williamson of Florida and Bill Williamson of Hobart and two sisters, Leona Austin of Hobart and Iva Magdos of Fla.
She was also preceded in death by her husband Vess L. Wolfe in 1952 and her second husband Frank Blastick in 1983; four sisters, Henrietta Newman, Nora Evanoff, Irma Gibson and Mabel Williamson and two brothers, Harold and Everette.
She was the owner and operator of Ethel’s Beauty Shop in Portage and a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Hebron.
Funeral services, Rev. Daniel Clark officiating, are scheduled at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 21 at Bartholomew Funeral Home. Interment will be at Robbins Cemetery, Portage.
Visitation is scheduled from 3-7 p.m., today, at Bartholomew Funeral Home. 102 Monroe St., Valparaiso.
Memorial donations may be made to Salem United Methodist Church in Hebron.

Brenford Edward Sergent II
Brenford Edward Sergent II “Brent” of Chesterton, died Saturday, May 18, 2002 at home. He was 50.
He was born April 28, 1952 in Gary, Ind., the son of Brenford Edward Sergent I, who survives in Portage and Edith Barker Sergent who preceded him in death in 1978.
On June 9, 1979 in Portage, Ind. he married Betty Beck, who survives in Chesterton.
He is also survived by a son, Brenford Edward Sergent III and a daughter Lauren Sergent, both of Chesterton.
He was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Carolyn Sergent.
He was a lifelong area resident and employed as a coal handler at NIPSCO Bailey Station. He was retired from NIPSCO after 30 years service and was an avid chess player. He was an active member of Chesterton Southern Baptist Church.
The family acknowledges VNA Home Hospice and all who prayed for him. Special thank you to Catherine Beck, Leanna Beck and Mary Cook and Creed Tallent.
Funeral services, Rev. Rick Henderson officiating, are scheduled at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 22 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, Chesterton. Interment will be at Angelcrest Cemetery, Valparaiso.
Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway.

Donald L. Veden
Donald L. Veden, of DuBois, Pa., died Monday, May 13, 2002 at the DuBois Nursing Home. He was 79.
He was born April 6, 1923 in Chesterton, the son of August J. and Hulda (Hellman) Veden, who preceded him in death.
On February 15, 1986, he married Marie Pfeffer Koemer, who survives.
He is survived by two daughters, Cathy Sirocky of Tranquility, N.J. and Andrea Seubert, Washington, Pa; three step-sons, James F. Koemer and David Koemer, both of Lansdale, Pa. and Ret. Col. U.S. Air Force Michael Koemer of Albuquerque, N.M.; five grandchildren and a sister, Evelyn (Ross) McCorkel of Florida.
He was also preceded in death by a first wife, Jean C. Veden, March 1, 1983; two sisters, Alice McCorkel and Ina Tofte and a brother, Vernon Veden.
He was a 1939 graduate of Chesterton High School; 1949 graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington with a B.S. degree in business. He was a member of VFW Post #813 DuBois; American Legion, DuBois; served in Armed Forces Air Corps 1942-45 in North Africa, Italy and Greece and Army Signal Corps 1950-53 in Japan; Korea and Indo-China. He was retired after 32 years as Personnel Director for U.S. Steel. He enjoyed fishing, boating, stained glass and reading.
Funeral services, Rev. Terry Rhine officiating, are scheduled at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 8 at the First United Methodist Church, 424 S. 2nd St., Chesterton. Interment will be at Chesterton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Arrangements are being handled by Mohney-Yarger Funeral Chapel, Inc., DuBois, Pa.

Norma Leitha Martin
Norma Leitha Martin, of Valparaiso, died Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at St. Margaret’s Hospital, Hammond, Ind. She was 72.
She was born in Hobart, Ind., the daughter of Lawrence and Hazel (Parker) Dailey, who preceded her in death.
On June 4, 1947 in East Gary, Ind., she married John A. Martin Sr., who survives in Valparaiso.
She is also survived by three sons, James V. (Jean) Martin of Valparaiso, Robert A. (Judy) Martin of Portage, Thomas D. (Laura) Martin of Valparaiso; a daughter, Kathleen A. (Nick) Vourazeris of Greece and a daughter-in-law, Deborah Martin of Valparaiso; two brothers, James (Judy) Dailey of Albequerque, N.M., David Daily of Griffith, Ind.; two sisters, Rose Slease of Crown Point, Ind. and Carol (Ken) Cantwell of Lowell, Ind.; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son, John A Martin Jr., three brothers, Kenneth, Everett and Wilbur and a sister, Gail Daniels.
She was a life long resident and a home maker. She was a member of First Baptist Church n Hobart. She was a loving wife and mother.
Funeral services, Pastor Richard Brown officiating, are scheduled at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 18, 2002 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, Portage Chapel. Interment will be at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville.
Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m., Friday at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Ave., Portage.

Jacqueline I. Bachman
Jacqueline I. Bachman, of Liberty Twp., died Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso. She was 63.
She was born July 13, 1938 in Michigan City, Ind., the daughter of Leonard and Myrtle (Willett) Charlson, who preceded her in death.
On February 22, 1957 in Porter, Ind., she married Ralph Bachman, who survives in Liberty Twp.
She is also survived by four sons, Charles E. (Renee) Bachman of Grand Ridge, Ill., Harold (Jowanna) Bachman of Lilly, Ky., Kevin (Debbie) Bachman of Hobart, Ind. and Kenneth (Jennifer) Bachman of Valparaiso; three daughters, Brenda (Jack) Darnell of Porter, Kimberly (Robert) Collina of Havelock, N.C. and Jennifer (William) Gross of Valparaiso; two brothers, Carl (Cherry) Charlson of Chesterton and John (Patricia) Charlson of Valparaiso; a sister Lynette (Stephen) Rohe of Porter; 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
She was also preceded by a brother, Rickey Charlson and a father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edward and Alice Bachman.
She was a life long resident and was employed as a nurses aid at Porter Memorial Hospital where she retired in 1997. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She was a member of Westchester Bowling League and secretary of the Westchester Horseshoe League for 20 years. She loved camping, playing cards and Bingo.
Funeral services, Rev. Ronald Larson officiating are scheduled at 10 a.m. Friday, May 17 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home. Entombment will be at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.
Visitation is scheduled from 2-8 p.m., Thursday and from 9 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m., Friday at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.

Todd Ryan Swindle
Todd Ryan Swindle, of Valparaiso, died Saturday, May 11, 2002 at Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso. He was 26.
He was born June 30, 1975 in Valparaiso, the son of David and Kim (Wilson) Swindle, who survive in Valparaiso.
He is also survived by a brother, Kurt (Debbie) Swindle of Valparaiso, a sister, Dana Swindle, of Valparaiso; nephews Brendon and Tyler Swindle.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Janice Dykstra and maternal step-grandfather Dean Dykstra and paternal grandfather, John Swindle.
He was a life long resident employed as a millwright with Local #1043. He was a graduate of Portage High School and of millwright school. He loved NASCAR racing, being outdoors and fishing.
Funeral services, Pastor Duane Schmidt officiating, are scheduled at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 14 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, Ind. Cremation will follow services at Heritage Crematory Portage, Ind. Ashes will be interred at McCool Cemetery, Portage at a later date.
Visitation is scheduled from 2 p.m. until time of service at 6 p.m., Tuesday.

Robert M. Cherepko
Robert M. Cherepko, of Valparaiso, died Thursday, May 9, 2002 at Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso, Ind. He was 65.
He was born March 19, 1937 in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, the son of George and Mary (Stioka) Cherepko, who preceded him in death.
He was married to Carol Isaacson, who survives in Valparaiso.
He is also survived by a daughter Susan (Brad) Mizgate of Valparaiso; four brothers, Paul (Arlette) Cherepko of Portage, Don (Pat) Cherepko of Wintersville, Ohio, Gene (Sondra) Cherepko of Pa., Rick (Leslie) Cherepko of Pa.; four sisters, Dolly (Bob) Rowe of Pa, Nina (Frank) Hranicky of Pa., Ann Brush of Hobart, Ind., Mary (Howard) Jones of Calif.; grandchildren, Skyler and Olivia Mizgate of Valparaiso.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, John and George Cherepko and a sister, Judy Smilley.
Robert was a local resident for 41 years and was owner/operator of Bob’s Body Shop in Chesterton. He was a member of Chesterton Moose Lodge #1623. He had a great love for old cars and met many friends at his body shop and his attendance at car shows and exhibitions.
Funeral services, Rev. Edward Mitchell officiating, are scheduled at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 14 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home. Cremation will follow at Heritage Crematory, Portage.
Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m., with a Moose Lodge service at 6 p.m., Monday at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.
Memorials may be made to Porter County Parks Foundation for Sunset Hill Park.

LeRoy Joseph Brady Jr.
LeRoy Joseph Brady Jr., of Chesterton, died Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at Porter Memorial Hospital. He was 58.
He was born July 22, 1943 in Chicago, the son of LeRoy Joseph Sr. and Rosella (MacPherson) Brady.
On December 12, 1977 in Rensselaer, Ind., he married Marcia R. Brady, who survives.
He is survived by three sisters, Donna (Robert) Watt of Green Bay, Wis., Katherine “Katy” Brady of Green Bay, Wis. and Patricia (Keith) Zinkand of Cape Coral, Fla. and a brother-in-law, John McDonough.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Beverley McDonough.
He was an area resident for 12 years and was a property manager/pipefitter employed by Jewish Community Centers of Chicago. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was a member of Dunes Masonic Lodge #741 and member of Pipefitters Union 597.
Masonic services are scheduled at 5 p.m., Sunday, May 12 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home. Cremation to follow services, Heritage Crematory, Portage.
Visitation is scheduled from 1 p.m. until time of service at 5 p.m. at Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.
Memorials may be made to Porter County Cancer Society, 1009 Calumet Rd., Valparaiso, Ind. 46384.

Paul A. “Pat” Tilden, Sr.
Paul A. “Pat” Tilden, Sr., of Porter, died Sunday, May 26, 2002 at Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso. He was 69.
He was born March 20, 1933 in Gary Ind., the son of William and Margaret (Osberg) Tilden, who preceded him in death.
On November 16, 1957 at St. Patrick Church, he married Arlene Deiotte who survives.
He is also survived by six children, Elizabeth Tilden, Cynthia Tilden, both of Porter, Paul (Maryellen) Tilden, of Chesterton, Sara Tilden, of Porter, Nicholas (Tricia) Tilden of Chesterton and Zachary Tilden, of Indianapolis, Ind.; five grandchildren, Patrick, Samuel, Marissa, Tessa and Jack; three brothers, William “Bud” Tilden and Jim (Bonnie) Tilden, both of Porter; George “Ed” (Mickey) Tilden, of Wis.; two sisters, Marge Winn, of Porter and Cathy (Dick) Mills, of New Hampshire.
He was also preceded in death by three children, Christopher, Marissa and Patrick in 1962.
Pat was the owner of Pat’s Liquors and Tilden Enterprises in Porter. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served n the U.S. Army in Japan. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post #2511 in Porter and the American Legion Post #170 in Chesterton.
A mass of Christian burial, Rev. Eduardo Malagon officiating, is scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday, May 31 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Road. Cremation will be at Calvary Crematory, Portage.
The family will receive friends from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to St. Patrick Catholic School.


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