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William H Lueder

December 30, 1955 - May 26, 2020

William H. Lueder, age 64, of Cedar Lake, passed away May 26, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Danette; daughters, Sandy Curry, Heather Lueder, Crystal Lueder, and Lora Lueder; siblings, Donna (late Hoyt) Radford, Diane (Dan) Oman, and Bob (Susan) Lueder; mother-in-law, Irene Gundich; siblings-in-law, David Gundich, Michelle Castaneda, Nicole (David) Gundich, Tammi (Nathan)...
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Linda L. Buchler

February 24, 1951 - May 23, 2020

Linda L. Buchler, age 69, of Cedar Lake, passed away May 23, 2020. She is survived by her husband, Rich; children, Michael James (Shelby Sawchuk) Buchler, and Joseph Ryan (Stephanie Bryant) Buchler; grandchildren, Nathan, Andrew, Caiden, and Emeri; brother, Dennis (Maureen) Forberg; and many loving relatives and friends. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Eleanor Forberg. ...
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Chris P. Lamp

June 7, 1964 - May 21, 2020

Chris P. Lamp, age 55, of Cedar Lake passed away May 21, 2020. He is survived by his sister, Penny (Steve) Seles; brother, Daren (Barbara) Lamp; brother, Mike Sopjestal; aunt, Janie (Jack) Samulowitz; numerous nieces and nephews. Burdan Funeral Home in Cedar Lake will provide services for Chris, with no memorial services scheduled at this time. Chris is a veteran and served our country in the...
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Mary Elizabeth DeWell

November 25, 1926 - May 18, 2020

Mary Elizabeth DeWell (nee Hasse), age 93, of Naperrville IL, formerly of Cedar Lake, passed away May 18, 2020. She is survived by her children, Louann (Steven L.) Hendricks of Roswell NM, Steven (Marge) DeWell of Indianapolis, Celeste (Roger W.) Kadisak of Naperville; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Lois (late Eldor) DeWell of...
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Lawrence D. Watson

July 1, 1939 - May 17, 2020

Lawrence D. Watson, 80, of Cedar Lake, passed away May 17, 2020. He is survived by his son, Bill (Jan) Watson; daughter, Bobbie Jo (Greg) Keller; grandchildren, Angel Cummings, Peggy Henderson, Mark (Lindsey Alexander) Keller, Travis (Ruthie) Keller; and seven great-grandchildren. Lawrence was preceded in death by his wife, Cheron K. Watson; and daughter, Cheryl L. Watson. Larry was a...
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Ronald C. Hamilton

February 8, 1951 - May 13, 2020

Ronald C. Hamilton, "Ron", age 69, of Cedar Lake, IN was called to heaven Wednesday, May 13, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Hamilton of Cedar Lake; daughters, Heather (Ken) Belshaw of Schneider, Shellie (Raymond Smith III) Hamilton of Chicago; brother, Ralph (Betsy) of DeMotte, sister Ruth Ann (Dave Monroe) Schmitt of Bath, NY; grandchildren, Austin (Samantha Gibson) Romans, Jaden and...
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Christopher Clark

October 23, 1978 - April 15, 2020

Christopher Clark, 41, of Griffith Indiana, passed away on April 15, 2020. Our Dear Beloved Son and Brother Christopher was loved by his family. He was a beautiful soul that enjoyed being silly but, more importantly, making others laugh. We will forever carry Christopher in our hearts. Our Christopher has always been valued and will now take up and soar free and rest peacefully in his heavenly...
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Carolyn Ann, Allee

August 22, 1942 - April 8, 2020

Carolyn Ann Allee (nee Ballard), age 77, passed away April 8th, 2020. She is survived by her daughter, Tina Allee; sons, James and Larry Allee; grandchildren, Jansen Allee , Jaiden Allee, Jessica Allee and her grand-dog Charlie. Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband, James Allee; son, Timothy Allee; parents, Pete and Eleanor Ballard; and brother, Larry Ballard. Carolyn had just...
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Nancy R. Anderson

December 19, 1940 - April 8, 2020

Nancy R. Anderson, Age 79, of Merrillville, IN, passed away at home Wednesday, April 8, 2020. She is survived by her devoted husband, of 59 years, Paul H. Anderson; as well as her children, son, Paul T. (Christine) Anderson and daughter Rebecca (Thomas) Alicea; she was blessed with 6 grandchildren, Rutger, Beven and Shadiya Anderson and Timothy, Greta, and Emma Alicea. Preceded in death by...
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Harold E. Lee

August 6, 1926 - April 8, 2020

Harold E. Lee, age 93, formerly of Cedar Lake passed away April 7, 2020 at Riverside Hospital in Kankakee, IL. He is survived by sister, Margaret Ekhoff of Grant Park, IL; niece, Marsha Molloy of Massachusetts; and 2 nephews, William and Lawrence Ekhoff of Grant Park. He was preceded in death by his parents. Harold lived his whole life in Cedar Lake until he moved into an assisted living in...
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George R. Tomaszewski

August 28, 1937 - April 1, 2020

George R. Tomaszewski, age 82, of Cedar Lake, IN passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife, of 61 years, Barbara; children, Susan (Chris) Kuznieski, Carol (Chris) Gurican, Judy (Dave) Gross, Patty "Trish" (Rick) Villarreal; and George (Sherri) Tomaszewski, Jr.; grandchildren, Kristofer, Faithe, Amber, Andrew, Michelle, Mathew, Alexis, Ashley, Christopher, and Blake;...
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Allen Noel Hildebrand

April 1, 1937 - March 31, 2020

Allen Noel Hildebrand, age 82, passed away peacefully at home in Cedar Lake, IN on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. He is survived by his loving, awesome, brilliant, wonderful, superstar children, (ha!ha! April fools!) also known as son, Mark Hildebrand, Michele Hildebrand, Dee (Larry) Ward, and Alana (Mark) Aliff; he has 3 grandchildren, Andrea (Brian) Kuehnhold, Joey (Geena) Ward, and Ashley (Adam...
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Donna R. Kokot

December 31, 1944 - March 26, 2020

Donna Kokot, 75 of Lowell, Ind., passed away peacefully on March 26, 2020 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She is survived by daughters Rhonda Kokot (Ryan Karvola) and Dawn Mullaney (Kevin) and son Robert Kokot (Sheri); six grandchildren: Megan, Colin and Brenna Mullaney, and Zoe, Sydney and Betsy Kokot; sister, Patricia Rivera (Joe) of Lowell and brother Jim Hicks of Cedar Lake; and...
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Frances M. Salvador

April 18, 1931 - March 23, 2020

On the evening of March 23, 2020, Frances Marie Salvador (nee Hodor) of Cedar Lake Indiana passed away peacefully in her home. She was born to Frank and Louise Hodor on April 18, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. She was married to Oliver (Gunzie) Salvador until his death in 1982. Frances spent her time with family and her many grandchildren, she loved to dance and sing with friends, had a penchant...
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Marlene E. Spohn-Stankovich

October 18, 1950 - March 17, 2020

Marlene E. Spohn-Stankovich, age 69, of Griffith passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020. She is survived by her loving husband, Alan; daughter, Michelle (Mindy) Spohn; grandchildren, Becca Spohn, Jordan Spohn, and Sera Rios; brother, Ken (Janet) Tomcsi; sister, Deborah Thompson; nephews, Michael, Christopher, and Jason Tomcsi; niece, Jessica Thompson; and good friend, Sue Vezey. Marlene was a...
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Michael "Mickey" Finton

November 26, 1951 - March 13, 2020

Michael R. Finton "Mickey", age 68, of Cedar Lake, IN passed away suddenly at home on March 13, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Teena, of 36 years; daughters, Shannon and Nicole Finton; sister, JoAnne Finton; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Roger and Terry Bowyer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nellie and Norbert Geisen and Robert Finton. Mickey served in the Marines and...
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William C. Lueder

April 15, 1936 - March 7, 2020

William C. Lueder, 83, passed away on March 7, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Judy; son, Michael; daughters-in-law, Tonya Lueder and Lauri Warner; and grandchildren Lee, Blake, Meryl and Tess Lueder. Bill's son, Tom preceded him in death. Bill was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne and an Army Ranger. He was a long-time member of the American Legion, Mensa and Carpenter's...
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Rebecca D. Ferguson

October 5, 1958 - March 4, 2020

Rebecca D. Ferguson, age 61, of Cedar Lake passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2020. She was born October 5, 1958 in Peru, IN to Charles Ferguson and Dee Hoover. Rebecca is survived by her mother, Dee Hoover; spouse, John Douglas; daughters, Brenda, Danah, and Rachel; step-children, Johnny and Lorraine; brothers, Dana Ferguson and Leroy Sherfield; sister, Nancy Reel; many grandchildren and a great...
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John A. Cherbak

December 6, 1962 - March 1, 2020

John A. Cherbak, age 57, of New Lenox, IL, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 1, 2020. He is survived by his siblings, Ernest (Bernice) Cherbak, Andrea (Bob) Balcerak, Edward (Lisa) Cherbak, Jean (Curt) Meyers, and sister-in-law Rhonda Cherbak. John was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest M. and Winifred Pearl Cherbak; and siblings, Michael J., Emeric, Louis, Derrick M., Wini M., and...
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Mildred L Culp

January 13, 1949 - February 24, 2020

Mildred L. Culp, Ph. D., age 71, died February 24, 2020, at her home near Crete, IL. She is survived by her husband, John E. Pilcher. She is also survived by her brothers, William S. Culp and Edmund H. Culp, both of Cincinnati, OH. She earned her doctorate from the University of Chicago, Committee on History of Culture, and taught at the university level before starting her career in journalism...
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Robert Barney

June 2, 1931 - February 24, 2020

Robert Barney, age 88, of Cedar Lake, IN passed into eternity on February 24, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Lida; 4 children, Suzanne (Lawrence) Pempek, Robert Barney, Diane (Gerald) Carli, and Richard Barney; 11 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren. Friends may meet with family on Friday, February 28, 2020 from 3 to 8 pm at Burdan Funeral Home 12901 Wicker Ave ...
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James "Mike" Stamper

May 6, 1943 - February 14, 2020

James Mickeal "Mike" Stamper, 76, passed away Friday February 14, 2020 from a long-time battle with dementia. He was born May 6, 1943 in Soldier, Kentucky. Mike grew up in St. John, Indiana where he met his wife and started his family in Cedar Lake Indiana. Mike worked for Ford Motor Company in the maintenance department for forty years until he retired in 2002. Mike always dreamed of owning...
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Loretta M. Steuer

February 2, 1956 - February 10, 2020

Loretta Marie Steuer, 64, passed away Monday February 10, 2020 at her home in Crown Point, surrounded by family. She is survived by her brothers and sisters; Michael, Peter (Mary), Andrew, Carolyn, Greg, Roger (Debbie), Doug (Mona), Will (Donna), Liz, and Paul (Sarah); as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Family and friends and others whose lives Loretta has touched are invited to the...
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Rita B. Wilck

January 27, 1957 - February 2, 2020

Rita B. Wilck, age 63, of Cedar Lake passed away Sunday, February 2, 2020. She is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Gerald; children, Laurie (Rick) Shea, David (Shea) Cook, and Steven Wilck; 8 grandchildren; and her beloved dog, Sable. Friends may meet with the family on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 3 to 8 pm at Burdan Funeral Home 12901 Wicker Ave (corner of Rt 41 & 129th Ave)...
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Lela M. Greene

November 4, 1923 - January 28, 2020

Lela Mae Greene (Collins) was born November 4, 1923 in Somerville, AL. The daughter of George and Dozie Collins (Sweeney). Lela was one of five siblings; however, she was adopted with her sister Frances by James and Lula Kirby at a young age. The two sisters formed a special bond that lasted a lifetime. They worked in the Kirby family grocery store that featured a soda fountain and jukebox which...
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Barbara "Barb" Worley

December 20, 1933 - January 28, 2020

Barbara "Barb" Worley (nee Hughes), age 86, passed away January 28, 2020 from a long-time battle with dementia. She was born December 20, 1933 in Chicago. Barb grew up on the South side, where she met her husband and started her family. They moved to Thornton, IL where she was an accountant and operated her own home business doing client's books and taxes. She enjoyed camping, travel and...
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Amalia Molly Hutchins

July 22, 1922 - January 26, 2020

Amalia "Molly" Schweitzer Hutchins (nee Shust), age 97, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Sebo's Nursing and Rehab Center in Hobart, IN. She is survived by her sons, Michael (Stephanie) Schweitzer of McCordsville, IN, Jerome Schweitzer of Brownsburg, IN, and Daryl (Lynn) Schweitzer of Cedar Lake; Ten grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 1 great, great granddaughter, and...
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Thomas "Tommy" Nelson III

June 16, 1976 - January 21, 2020

Thomas Nelson III, age 43, of Cedar Lake passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020. He is survived by his children, Ashtyn and Olivia; parents, Thomas, Jr. and Janice Nelson; brother, Tony (Jonae) Nelson; sister, Crystal Nelson; grandmother, Shirley Evans; nieces and nephews, Kayla, Kaleb, and Jyel; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Tony and Ann Fus and...
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Bonnie L. Fraze

August 16, 1938 - January 9, 2020

Bonnie Fraze, 81, of Cedar Lake, Indiana (formerly of Central City, Kentucky) passed away on January 9, 2020. She is survived by her four children, Darla Funk of Junction City, Kansas, Jeff (Joan) Fraze of Cedar Lake, IN, Jennifer (Michael) Arena of Hebron, IN, and Donna Fraze of Cedar Lake, IN; multiple grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews...
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Sylvester "Bud" Poremba

October 13, 1942 - January 8, 2020

Sylvester M. Poremba "Bud", age 78, of Merrillville and formerly of South Holland passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020. He is survived by his children, Michael (Tracee) Poremba and Michelle Mack; grandchildren, Ryan and Krystal Mack. Preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy. Bud was retired form the IRS with over 25 years of service. He was an avid golfer, a Sox fan and will be greatly missed....
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Barbara J. Barba

February 8, 1944 - January 3, 2020

Barbara J. Barba, age 75, of Cedar Lake, passed away January 3, 2020. She is survived by her devoted husband of 43 years, Augustine Barba; children, Mark Sosnowski and Monique (Josh) Strominski; grandchildren, Jacob and Makayla; daughter-in-law, Becky Sosnowski; and her faithful dog, Lovie. Barbara was preceded in death by her son, Monuish Sosnowski. Friends may greet the family on Tuesday,...
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Robert E. Glines

September 28, 1959 - January 2, 2020

Robert E. Glines, age 60, of Lowell passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Lori; children, Lindsay (Jason) Clemons, Shane Gales, Desiree Galeski, and Lea (John Butor) Glines; grandchildren, Mason, Maddex, Aubree, Ashlyn, and Caden; mother, Naomi Andersen; siblings, Terry (Robin) Glines, Rusty (Lorie) Glines, Barb (Gary) Rhodes, David (Bridget) Glines...
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Paul Ruiz

January 15, 1931 - December 22, 2019

Paul Ruiz, age 88, of Hammond, passed away December 22, 2019. He is survived by his step-sons, Randy (Tina) Goff and Paul (Paula) Goff; sister, Mary (nee Ruiz) Hinojosa; brother, Mike (Kathy) Ruiz; nieces, Linda Scartozzi, Cathy (Mark) Stemper, Jacquline Hinojosa, Tammy Bennet, Nancy (Pat Bodin) Ruiz, Diane (Dave) Olson, Linda Hyman, Debra Gondek, and Christina Ruiz; nephews, Orlando (Joyce)...
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Chaz S. Elger

April 24, 1996 - December 22, 2019

Chaz S. Elger, age 23, of Steger, Illinois, passed away suddenly on December 22, 2019. He is survived by his mother, Danielle Hickey Elger; father, Steven Elger; sister, Brianna Elger; grandmother, Susan (Charlie Leonardo) Hickey; aunt, Sherry (Tony) Fields; cousins, Anthony, Alex and Alyssa; and several great aunts, uncles, and cousins. Chaz was preceded in death by his brother, Damen Elger;...
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Larry J. Kew

February 7, 1940 - December 16, 2019

Fr. Larry Kew of Merrillville, IN born February 7, 1940 passed away December 16, 2019. He was a Gary Diocesan priest for 53 years most recently serving as Pastor of St. Catherine of Sienna parish in Hammond. Fr. Kew is survived by his sisters Mary Ellen (Fred) Becker and Patricia (Lou Martinez) Giannini. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Lambert and Frances Kew...
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Florence Pavich-Armstrong

November 16, 1923 - December 16, 2019

Florence Pavich-Armstrong, age 96, of Cedar Lake passed away Monday, December 16, 2019. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Asche; 9 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and 7 great-great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husbands, Joe Pavich and Rennie Armstrong; children, Joseph and James Pavich; and 2 sisters. Friends may meet with the family on Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 3...
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Virginia Black

August 27, 1945 - December 12, 2019

Virginia Black, age 74, of Cedar Lake, passed away December 12, 2019. She is survived by her sister, Lanoma (John) Brumbaugh; nieces, Denise (James) Henderson, Judy (Ken) Pitek, Sharon Rubles, and Leanne (Gerald) Rusin; nephew, John (Adriene) Brumbaugh; and numerous great nieces and nephews. Virginia is preceded in death by her parents, Tula Mae Black-Overton and Ralph Black. A memorial...
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Dawn P. Fremault

December 19, 1930 - December 11, 2019

Dawn Fremault age 88, of Cedar Lake, Indiana passed away on December 11,2019 surrounded by loving family. Dawn was the loving wife of Maurice Fremault. Beloved mother to Michelle (William) Siems. Cherished grandmother to Samantha (Jerry) Jordan, Ashley(Tyler), Carley(Logan), Jessica (Brandon), Daniel, and Sabrina. Great grandmother to Brooklyn. Dawn was proceeded in death by her dog Pudge whom...
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Thomas A. Trainor, Sr.

July 3, 1949 - December 10, 2019

Thomas A. Trainor, Sr. age 70, of Cedar Lake, passed away December 10, 2019. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Dagmar (nee Klein) Trainor; children, Thomas (Neile) Trainor, Jr., and Kiley Trainor; grandchildren, Samantha (Alex) Mills, Olivia, Ava, and Richard; great-grandson, Dax; and half-brother Kenneth (Laurie) Horn. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Roscoe and...
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Nancy Marie Hein

February 3, 1960 - December 6, 2019

Nancy Marie Hein, age 59, of Crown Point, passed away December 6, 2019. She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Stephen Hein; daughters, Sandra (Paul) Culbertson, and Sarah Hein; grandchildren, Sabre Hein, Kaylee Culbertson, Amilio Hein, Tony Culbertson, Peighton Culbertson, Landon Culbertson, Mercy Hein, Elin Culbertson, Janessa Thomas, Lorilei Culbertson, and Markaya Stovall; father...
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Brenda S. Malone

April 17, 1952 - December 3, 2019

Brenda S. Malone, age 67, of Cedar Lake, passed away December 3, 2019. She is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Kenneth Malone; son, James Schnieder; brother, Ronald (Darlene) Warren; 3 nieces and 3 nephews; and her pets, Lady Rose and Major Lee. Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, Jewell and Clara Warren; sister, Marilyn; and brother, Gary. Brenda was a woman of great...
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Marguerite Schulze

March 2, 1938 - November 28, 2019

Marguerite Schulze, age 81, of Cedar Lake, passed away November 28, 2019. She is survived by her son, Steven Schulze; daughter-in-law, Chris Schulze; and granddaughter, Savannah. She was preceded in death by her son, Theodore "Ted" Schulze. Friends may greet the family on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 3 pm until 8 pm at BURDAN FUNERAL HOME, 12901 Wicker Ave. (corner of US 41 and 129th Ave.)...
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Hunter J. Crowley

July 6, 1956 - November 25, 2019

Hunter J. Crowley, age 63, of Lowell, passed away November 25, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Donna Crowley; children, Jennifer (John) Wachter, Missy (Buck) Blackmon, Tracey Crowley, Justin (Ryan) Wright, Shane (Jill) Crowley, Tro y (Leslie Piszcek) Krause, Jennifer (Kerry) Bisset, and Cody (Nicole) Krause; grandchildren, Christian Weaver, Kylie Wachter, Caden Wachter, Brian (Cheyenne) West,...
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John A. Berg

September 19, 1930 - November 22, 2019

John A. Berg, age 89, from Crown Point, passed away November 22, 2019. He is survived by his children, Stephen Berg ,Christine Przybsz, and Timothy Berg; grandchildren, Raymond (Megan) and Zachary Przybysz; great-granddaughter, Madeline; and brother Allan (Rose) Berg. John was preceded in death by his first wives, Dolores and Rita, and sister Jeanne Lindberg. Friends may greet the family on...
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Amel C. Wilking

February 16, 1929 - November 18, 2019

Amel C. Wilking, age 90, of Cedar Lake, passed away November 18, 2019. He is survived by his children, Ed (Nancy) Wilking and Holly (Phil) Hough; grandchildren, Brian Wilking, Michelle Wicks, Corey Hough, and John Wilking; 8 great-grandchildren; and sister, Mary (Tom) Leach. Amel is preceded in death by his wife Doris, son Timothy, daughter Beth, and sisters Roanna and Marjorie. Friends may...
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Daniel M. Kramer

May 21, 1980 - November 13, 2019

Daniel M. Kramer, age 39, of Cedar Lake passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019. He is survived by his sister, Lisa (Bryan) Castner; brother, Nicholas Kramer; 3 nephews, Tyler, Drayk; and Kodi; uncles, Ken (Shawn)Witulski and John Witulski; aunt, Gloria; and cousins, Alana, Jana, Tammy, Tina, Tera, and Kane. Friends may meet with the family on Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 1 pm to 6 pm at...
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Lois "Lotus" Swinford

November 25, 1955 - October 31, 2019

Lois June Swinford ( AKA "Lotus" ) age 63 of Goodland, IN passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019. Lois is survived by her sons, Michael Maholy and Roston Belt; grandchildren, Megan and Brent Maholy and Joshua and Troy Belt and sister, Shirley Chamberlain. Preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Jenny Swinford; and her brother, Edward Pickett. Friends may meet with the family on Saturday,...
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Douglas J. Schmeltz

August 17, 1954 - October 31, 2019

Douglas J. Schmeltz, age 65, of Cedar Lake, passed away October 31, 2019, the only son of John and Irene (Stayback) Schmeltz. He is survived by his wife, Evangeline "Angie" (Mixis) Schmeltz; children, Melissa (Adam) Phelps and Richard (Cristi) Schmeltz; grandchildren, Iain and Alexandra Phelps. Friends may greet the family on Sunday, November 3, 2019, from 2 pm to 7 pm at BURDAN FUNERAL HOME,...
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Jacqueline L. Guhl

September 7, 1945 - October 25, 2019

Jacqueline L. Guhl, age 74, of Cedar Lake, passed away October 25, 2019. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, James; children Cheryl (Seth) Holloway and Charles (Jennifer) Guhl; grandchildren Tyler, Alexis and Anna; siblings Toney (Donna) Xidis and Stan Dixon; and many nieces and nephews. Jackie was preceded in death by her parents, Guy and Stella Ruble and her sister, Kathy...
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Rosie Lynn Usdowski

June 11, 2019 - October 16, 2019

Rosie Lynn Usdowski was born June 11, 2019. She was called home by God on October 16, 2019. Full of innocence and grace, Rosie's love for the world and others is matched only by the love of her family for her. Rosie is survived by her parents, Ami Usdowski and Brandon Davenport, who continue to love her more than anything; big sisters, Stella Evie and Cecilia Lillian; grandparents, Annmarie...
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Brian Paul Wilkes

December 17, 1962 - October 12, 2019

Brian Paul Wilkes passed away October 12, 2019. Brian was married to Deadra Wilkes for 25 years who survives him as well as twin daughters Victoria and Alexis Wilkes. Also surviving him are his brothers Charles (Lois) Seng, Gary (Cindy) Seng, sister Cathy Branon, sister in-law Debbie (Steve) Langford, and in-laws Carol and Bob Shadwell. His best friend in childhood and in life Steve (Kelly) Smith...
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Mary A. Mackey

November 12, 1933 - October 12, 2019

Mary Ann (Kaack) Mackey, 85, of Cedar Lake, Indiana went to be with the Lord on Saturday October 12th, 2019 at Franciscan Hospital. Friends may greet the family on Tuesday October 15th, 2019, from 3pm to 8 pm at BURDAN FUNERAL HOME, 12901 Wicker Ave. (corner of US 41 and 129th Ave.) Cedar Lake. A funeral service will be held on October 16th, 2019 at 10 a.m. at BURDAN FUENRAL HOME CHAPEL, Pastor...
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Nancy L. Vassar

October 16, 1951 - September 26, 2019

Nancy Louise (Swan) Vassar, age 67, of Franklin, IN passed away Thursday, September 26th at St. Ann's Hospital in Columbus, OH after suffering from cardiac arrest. Survivors include her daughters, Tammie (Matthew) Vassar Stauss of Columbus, OH and Megan (Barry) Vassar Osborne of Franklin, IN, four grandchildren; Crosby and Milo Stauss and Madelyn and Caroline Osborne, sister Janice (James)...
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Betty J. Hill

June 11, 1936 - September 26, 2019

Betty J. Hill, age 83, of Schererville, passed away September 26, 2019. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Dennis Hill; her children, Robert Hill, John Hill, Thomas Hill, Janice (Paul) Lewalski, and Michael Hill; ten grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Judith Bates, and all of her 16 siblings. Friends may greet the...
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Faye Smith

July 21, 1944 - September 24, 2019

Faye Smith, age 75, of Lowell passed away September 24, 2019. She is survived by her brother, Virgil (Lynda) Smith and many nieces and nephews. Faye was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Velma Smith. Friends may greet the family on Monday, September 30, 2019 from 11 am until the funeral service at 2 pm at BURDAN FUNERAL HOME, 12901 Wicker Ave. (corner of US 41 and 129th Ave.)...
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Alice J. Perrin

June 3, 1940 - September 22, 2019

Alice J. Perrin, age 79, of Cedar Lake passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019. She is survived by her children, Tom (Jennie) Perrin, Mike (Annette) Perrin, Ray (Jackie) Volk, and Jim Perrin; grandchildren, April (Ryan) Nolan, Tim and Raymond Perrin; great-grandson, Zak Nolan; siblings, Brenda Wallace, Lannie (Pam) Stewart, Kathy Graves, Fred Stewart, and Dub (Patty) Stewart; sisters-in-law, Vada...
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Emilie K. Sumara

March 14, 1925 - September 21, 2019

Emilie K. Sumara (nee Saric), 94, of Cedar Lake, IN, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, September 21, 2019. She is survived by her sister Natalie Saric Pace; children: Katherine (Jim) Curry, Marie Sumara, Dr. Gregory Saric, Natalie Janiec Sumara and Caroline Sumara; five grandchildren: Charles, Jimmy, Lisa, Joe Curry, and Jonathan Janiec; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and very dear...
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Linda L. Brown

April 10, 1948 - September 15, 2019

Linda L. Brown, age 71, of Crete passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Richard; children, Kimberly Kristen Brown and Keith Richard (Patricia) Brown; grandchildren, Marissa Lynn, Sophia Lauren, Olivia Rai, Gabriel Payton, and Stella Malori; and her beloved golden retriever, Sadie Mae. Preceded in death by her parents, Irene and Cy Kusbel; and...
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Bernice R. Becker

November 2, 1923 - September 4, 2019

Bernice R. Becker, age 95, of Cedar Lake passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019. She is survived by the Kenning family, the Wilkening family, and the Huseman family. Preceded in death by her husbands, Kenneth Batterman and Raymond Becker; brothers, Edward, Milford "Bud", and Clarence "BoBo" Kenning; sisters, Marie Wilkening and Dorothy Huseman. Friends may meet with the family on Sunday,...
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Mary Ann Kraus

November 1, 1946 - September 1, 2019

Mary Ann Kraus, nee Wojtowich, 72, of Cedar Lake, Indiana, went to the Lord on September 1, 2019 in Crown Point, Indiana. Mary Ann, was born in Hammond, Indiana to Michael and Ann Marie Wojtowich on November 1, 1946. She married Leo H. Kraus Jr. on May 28, 1965. She retired from Safety-Kleen after working there for 20 years. She was involved with her church choirs, loved sewing and her...
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Rita Johann Berg

December 8, 1927 - August 29, 2019

Rita Johann Berg, age 91, of Crown Point, passed away August 29, 2019. She is survived by her husband, John; children, Stephen Berg, Christine Przybysz, and Timothy Berg; grandchildren, Raymond (Megan) and Zachary; sister, Patricia O'Rourke; nieces and nephews Kathy, Michael (Patty), Ellen, and Peggy (John); numerous great nieces and nephews. Friends may greet the family on Thursday, September...
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James K. Benson, Jr.

July 22, 1973 - August 16, 2019

James K. Benson, Jr. age 46 of Lowell passed away Friday, August 16, 2019. He is survived by his loving wife, Misty; children, Zack, Cody, Faith, and Will; mother, Rose Benson; siblings, Ryan (Cora) Benson and Missy Haage; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, James Benson, Sr.; and brother-in-law, Josh Haage. Friends may meet with the family on Tuesday, August 20, 2019...
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John A. Gurgel, Sr.

July 4, 1934 - July 26, 2019

John A. Gurgel, Sr, long time resident of Cedar Lake, born July 4, 1934, departed July 26, 2019. He is survived by two sons, John a Gurgel, Jr. and Dale A. Gurgel; three grandchildren, Veronica Baggerly, Devon (Richard) Hinton, and John A. (Amy) Gurgel, III; seven great-grandchildren. John was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene; five brothers, Thomas, Richard, Robert, James, and Billy Gurgel...
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Ethelreda F. Barr

May 18, 1928 - July 26, 2019

Ethelreda F. Barr, age 91, of Cedar Lake, passed away July 26, 2019. She is survived by her children, Edward (Karen) Barr, Fred (Jill) Barr, Jill (Jack) Wilson, and Ethelreda (Scott) Maximoff; grandchildren, Sherri (Bryan) Pudinoff, Brian (Michelle) Barr, Michael (Sarah) Barr, Joseph Barr, Alan (Christine) Barr, Jr., Carissa (Matt) Belt, Curtis (Tanya) Barr, Jaclyn (Jason)Twiddy, Jeremy (Mai)...
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Ruth E. McCarthy

June 15, 1928 - July 17, 2019

Ruth E. McCarthy, age 91, of Crete passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019. She is survived by her loving husband, of 49 years, Martin; children, Frank Sharpe, Patricia Sharpe, and John Sharpe; grandchildren, Frank Sharpe, Jr., Leonard Cribari, Dana Wierzba, and Jason Sharpe; 7 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her brothers, Bernard and Howard Sundberg; and...
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Carl B. Zygmunt

December 30, 1947 - July 13, 2019

Carl B. Zygmunt, age 71, of Crown Point, passed away on July 13, 2019. He was born in Gary and spent his childhood days there. Carl graduated from Andrean High School and Indiana University. In 1970, he started his career in Social Work and was employed by the Lake County Department of Child Services for 38 years. Carl had a keen wit and a great sense of humor. He welcomed intellectual...
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Mona M. Pilant

December 31, 1933 - July 7, 2019

Mona M. Pilant, age 85, of Crown Point passed away July 7, 2019. She is survived by her sons, Philip (Holly) Hough and Marvin Hough; grandchildren, Michelle Wicks, Amber (Dustin) Bator, Corey (Shannon) Hough and Megan Dillman; great-grandchildren, Addison, Rylee, Spencer, Austin, Scarlett, Timothy and Gabriel. Mona was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Pilant. Friends may greet the...
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Vincenzina "Vincy" Gentleman

August 11, 1962 - June 24, 2019

Vincenzina (Vincy) Gentleman (Pifferitti) age 56 passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 24, 2019. She is preceded in death by her brothers, Eddie Toomire, John Pifferitti, and David Pifferitti. Her father, John Joseph Pifferitti and her grandson Gavin Pifferitti. She is survived by her mother, Vincenzina (Vincy) Pifferitti, her daughter, Nicole Edwards (Pifferitti), son-in-law Chad...
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Theron Sack

March 3, 1919 - June 7, 2019

Theron Sack, age 100, of Cedar Lake, Indiana, passed away on June 7, 2019. Theron is survived by his four daughters; Abigail (Brian) Olson, Marianne Sack, Nancy Mosqueda, and Laura (Jon) Cornet; six grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; Fred and Nancy Sack; wife Barbara Sack; sister, Ethelbert Mogee; and granddaughter Leah Martinez. Friends...
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Monica A. Kujawa

August 9, 1943 - June 6, 2019

Monica A. Kujawa, age 75, of Cedar Lake passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019. She is survived by her 3 daughters, Loretta Kujawa, Rose Minter, and Colleen Kujawa; 2 grandsons, Matthew and Jesse Minter; and brother, Dennis Peterson. Preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Kujawa. Friends may meet with the family on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 4 to 8 pm at Burdan Funeral Home 12901 Wicker Ave ...
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Rickey R. Sheridan

September 14, 1954 - May 31, 2019

Rickey Ray Sheridan, age 64, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away Friday May 31st, 2019. He is survived by his wife, of 44 years, Laura M. Sheridan (nee Harmon); son, Eric Sheridan; daughter, Rachel (Paul) Brown; his grandchildren, Milena, Payton and Reed; mother, Betty; mother-in-law, Marlene; brother, Carroll (Marilyn); sister, Lisa (Doug); brothers-in-law, Tod (Debbie) and Kurt (Janine); and...
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Lewis F. Clark, Jr.

June 14, 1929 - May 31, 2019

Lewis Fitch Clark, Jr., a long-time resident of Highland, died on May 31, 2019 at age 89. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Marjorie (Brown) Clark and his parents, Lewis F. Clark Sr. and Charlotte (Manning) Clark. Lew is survived by his seven children, Lewis F. Clark III of Chicago, Marjorie Clark of Highland, Kathleen (Steven) Miller of Little Rock, AR, James Clark of...
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Donald Victor Asch

October 19, 1926 - May 26, 2019

Donald Victor Asch, age 92, passed away peacefully at home Sunday May 26, 2019. He is survived by his son, Jim (Norma) Asch; daughters, Sandi Reno, Maria Loveless and Donna (Mike) Mundo; daughter-in-law Pam Ward; grandchildren, Brian Joe (Lisa) Ward, Ed (Sandy) Cormican, Mike (Katie) Ward, Michelle (Tim) Lindstrom, Don (Danille) Reno, Tim Reno, Jennifer (Tony) LaMartino and Dennis Pete; many...
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Michael Edward Admonis

February 19, 1957 - May 26, 2019

Michael Edward Admonis, age 62, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Anne Delia Admonis; children, Laura (Chuck) Janko, Jeffrey Land, and Kevin (Kim) Land; grandchildren, Kyle Janko, Kayla Janko, Kevin Land, Madison Land, and Ashley Tinoco; beloved siblings, Steve (Rosalee) Admonis, Joseph (Shari) Admonis, Jr., Paula (Dennis) Poutry, Anthony (Leslie) Admonis, Mary...
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John W. Hooker

July 27, 1927 - May 20, 2019

John W. Hooker, age 91, of South Lake County, passed away May 20, 2019. He is survived by his daughter, Barbara (Jim) Osika. John is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Kate, and his son, John Howard Hooker. Friends may greet the family on Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 9 am to 11 am at BURDAN FUNERAL HOME, 12901 Wicker Ave. (corner of US 41 and 129th Ave.) Cedar Lake. A funeral...
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Lorraine "Busia" James

March 18, 1935 - May 4, 2019

Lorraine Andrea James, "Busia", age 84, of Dyer passed away peacefully surrounded by her beloved children and grandchildren on May 4, 2019. Preceded in death by devoted husband of 59 years, Thomas E. James; infant son Eric; parents; Ann and Andrew Rakoczy; brother William A. Rakoczy; parents-in-law; Thomas and Marie James; brother-in-law William H. James; daughter-in-law Lorene A. James. She is...
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Annmarie Bland

October 28, 1924 - April 8, 2019

Annmarie Bland, age 94, of Paw Paw, Michigan, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 8, 2019. She is survived by her son, Chris (Nancy) Bland; grandchildren, Samantha (Isa) Esquivel, Danielle (Brian) Smith, and Brian (Carrie) Bland; great-grandchildren, Jasmine, Noah, Airyal, Maci, and Hudson; siblings, Frances (Pat) Hammond Huber and John Huber. Annmarie was preceded in death by...
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Linda K. Moseley

July 10, 1951 - April 3, 2019

Linda K. Moseley, age 67, of Hebron, passed away April 3, 2019. She is survived by her brother, David (Helen) Yandell, and several nieces and nephews. Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Rennie Moseley, Sr.; her parents, Paul and Genevieve Yandell; brother, Robert Lenick; and her sister, Martha Jaronski. Friends may greet the family on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 10 am to 12 pm at...
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F. Jean Mason

October 12, 1934 - March 22, 2019

F. Jean Mason, age 84, passed away March 22, 2019. She is survived by her children, Deanna Faye Bradley, Georgia Capps, Rebecca Logsdon, Angela (Rusty) Bethune, Roberta Sue (Steve) Wolz, Harry J. (Lori) Mason, Peggy Ann (Rob) Olson, Daniel (Sandy) Mason; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. Jean was preceded in death by her husbands, Harry J. Mason and...
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Lester R. Young

December 25, 1951 - March 14, 2019

Lester R. Young, age 67, of Lake Dale was reunited with his loving wife, Sharon on Thursday, March 14, 2019. He is survived by his children, Shelly (Bill) Blades, Mike (Angie) Young, Alecia (Tom) Harrell, and Joe (Lauren) Young; grandchildren, Bailey (Kassy), Carson, Brent, Madison, Abigail, Logan, Jack, and Chloe; great-grandson, Kingston; brother, Ron (Tina) Young; and many nieces and nephews. ...
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Shirlene Joyce Medendorp

June 20, 1933 - March 12, 2019

Shirlene Medendorp went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 after passing away unexpectedly from natural causes at the age of 85. She was preceded in death by her parents, John E. Brink and Winifred Comedoor; her husband of nearly sixty years, Rev. James P. Medendorp (Pastor Jim), and her sister, Ruth (Brink) Hubbing. Shirl is survived by her siblings, Betty Anne (Brink) Navis,...
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Susan F. Rosenbaum

October 1, 1955 - March 9, 2019

Susan F. Rosenbaum, 64 years young, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019. She is survived by her husband, Dennis "Rosey" Rosenbaum and family; 3 children, Robert Vahary, Nicole (John) Robertson, William J. Armalius; 4 grandchildren, Bristol Flachsenberger, Koby Hill, Tabitha Vahary and Alex Vahary; brothers and sisters, Brent (Nancy) Braithwaite, William (Janie) Braithwaite, Sharon (Forrest)...
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William Randy Hoover

October 28, 1968 - March 8, 2019

William (Randy) Hoover , 50 years old, left us on March 8, 2019. He is survived by his mother, Katheryn L. Hoover, and Mitchell Ddudlack; sister, Deborah (David) Cummins; brother, Roy (Demaris) Hoover; sister Linda (James) Seaton. Preceded in death by his father, William; along with brothers, Ronnie and Rickie Hoover. Randy had many loving nieces and nephews. Friends may meet with the family...
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Sanda M. Jefferson

September 28, 1934 - February 25, 2019

Sanda M. Jefferson, age 84, of Crete, IL passed away February 25, 2019 while visiting family in Mexico. She is survived by her daughter, Sonda (Ralph Lucas) Taylor; sons, James Matovina and Joseph L. (Debbie) Jefferson; grandchildren, James V. P. Taylor, III, Ashley (Brad Kunzie) Taylor, Lindsey Jefferson, Taylor Jefferson, Patrick Jefferson, Bobby Jefferson, and Steven Jefferson; great-grandson...
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Angelo A. Lonardi, Jr.

May 10, 1948 - February 17, 2019

Angelo A. Lonardi Jr., age 70, of West Creek Township, Lowell, Indiana passed away peacefully, at home, on the afternoon of Sunday February 17, 2019. He is survived by his loving wife, of 48 years, Frances M. Lonardi (Szabo); son Brian A. Lonardi, son Steven J. Lonardi, daughter-in-law Tina M. Lonardi (Zatorski), grandchildren Steven Jr. & Peyton R. Lonardi, brother Augustus J. Lonardi, sister...
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Thomas O. Tom Alonso

December 5, 1948 - February 12, 2019

Thomas O. Alonso, age 70, of Cedar Lake, passed away peacefully at home. He is survived by stepdaughter, Suzanne Merrick, stepson, Michael (Stephanie) Smith, grandson, Randy Merrick, nieces Sarah and Tammy, and sister-in-law, Judith (Bob) Polak. Tom was preceded in death by his loving wife, Sandy, his mother Frances Kehoe, his father, Oscar, and his brother Larry; nieces Sarah and Tammy, and...
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Marilyn E. Skievaski

November 19, 1934 - February 8, 2019

Marilyn E. Skievaski, age 84, of Cedar Lake passed away suddenly on February 8, 2019 exactly one year after her loving husband, Richard, of 57 years. She is survived by her children, Debra (nee) Wozniczka (Robert) Phelps and Derek (Traci) Skievaski; grandchildren: Aaron, Brandon, Ryan, Taylor, Savannah and four great grandchildren; brother, Robert (Judy) Tully and sister, Sharon Pacific. ...
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Glenn M. Davis

March 28, 1968 - February 4, 2019

Glenn M. Davis, age 50, from Lowell, passed away on February 4, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Peggy) Davis; sister, Sue (Bruno) Stone; nephews Jeremy Stone and Douglas G.(Ashley) Machalk; and his great-nephew, Connor. Glenn was preceded in death by his mother, Arlene Davis-Bicek; father, Jerry Davis; stepfather, Harold Bicek; sister, Gayle Machalk; and brother-in-law, Douglas F....
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James Pitifer

March 1, 1962 - January 16, 2019

James Pitifer, age 56, of Cedar Lake passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Pitifer; daughter, Rachael (Jesus) Sanchez, son Jace (Janie) Pitifer; grandchildren, Lilliana, Delano and Emilio; brother, Tony (Paula Ann); sister, Elizabeth (Leonard) Williams; and mother, Joyce Pitifer. Preceded in death by his brother, Michael Pitifer Jr. and father, Michael...
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Michael P. Hargis

November 11, 1981 - January 15, 2019

Michael P. Hargis, age 37, of Cedar Lake passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019. He is survived by his loving mother, Linda Hargis; siblings, Brian (Stephanie) Boyer, Jennifer (Stephen) Boyer-Nizinski, Scott (Tiffany) Hargis, and Sarah (Patrick) Hargis-Geeze; and grandmother, Juanita Hargis. Preceded in death by his father, Wallace Hargis. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 2,...
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Daniel G. Berrisford

July 23, 1956 - January 12, 2019

Daniel G. Berrisford, age 62, of Cedar Lake passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Ellen; 3 daughters, Jillian Hadu-Berrisford, Lori (Jim) Rivera, and Kathy Nichols; grandchildren, Chase and Peyton Hadu, Amy (Kristopher) Bolton, Melissa (Frank) Painter, Amanda James, Jimmy (Kari Wayman) James, Alexis Stone, Kaylee Rivera, and Kylie Stone, Bobby,...
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Harry W Mackey, Jr

November 1, 1952 - January 11, 2019

Harry W. Mackey, Jr., age 66, of Cedar Lake, passed away January 11, 2019. He is survived by his children, Teresa (Jeff) Whelpley, Greg Mackey, and Christine Mackey; grandchildren, Krystal, Brandon, Quintin, and Collin; significant other, Betty Flora-Lovelace; Mother, Mary Mackey; siblings, Larry (Ann) Mackey, John Mackey, Ray Mackey, Judy Mackey, Susan (Steve) Sommers, Betsy (Morgan) Merriman,...
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John Patrick Toole

May 8, 1963 - January 4, 2019

John Patrick Toole, age 55, of Dolton passed away Friday, January 4, 2019. He is survived by his 3 children, Ian (Meghann) Toole, Sarah and Meagan Toole; grandchildren, Adelyn, Novah, and Cara; brother, Bernard (Laurie) Toole; nieces, Mary and Cassidy; Paula and Ellen. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Mary Toole; and brother, Michael. Friends may meet with the family on...
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Roger W. Brokovich

October 9, 1945 - January 3, 2019

Roger W. Brokovich, age 73, of Brownsburg, Indiana, formerly of Cedar Lake, passed away January 3, 2019. He is survived by his loving wife, Diane; son, William Brokovich; granddaughters, Peyton and Erika; and his brother, Ronald (Nancy) Brokovich; nephews, David (Mary) Brokovich and Gary (Hayley) Mann. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Charles R. and Dorothy Brokovich, and his brother...
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William G. Fortener

May 20, 1972 - December 30, 2018

William George Fortener born May 20, 1972 at St. Catherine's Hospital unexpectedly passed away December 30, 2018 at 46 years young leaving behind his wife of 18 years, Jennifer (nee Eichensehr) Fortener; 2 sons, Nate and Noah; mother, Diane (Bruce) Merrick; sister, Cassandra (James) Schmidt; niece, Kaylin Schmidt; mother-in-law, Paula (nee Dowling, Phil) Grede; brother-in-law, Jeffrey (Sharon)...
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Nicholas A Sudicky

October 15, 1992 - December 24, 2018

Our son, Nick "Sonny Boy" Sudicky, left this earth on Monday, December 24, 2018. We thought we would have more time to laugh with him, love him and just be together. Funny how life never works out how you plan. Nick leaves behind his mother, Debbie; father, Andy; sister, Stephanie Sudicky and her fiancée, Joe Furco; and his faithful friend and dog, Buddy. Nick is also survived by his...
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Carl L. Dyrhaug

July 17, 1937 - December 18, 2018

Carl L. Dyrhaug, "Sam", age 81, formerly of Lowell, IN, passed away on December 18, 2018 at Franciscan Health Crown Point. He is survived by his children, Sally J. (George) Bikos, David J. (Deborah) Dyrhaug, and Amy D. Dyrhaug; grandson, Jake Barnhart and his father, Gregg Barnhart; Loving companion, Adeline "Addy" Schmidt; brothers, Robert (Donna), Kenneth (Darlene), Raymond, and James (Bonnie)...
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Joanne R Scheeringa

March 25, 1930 - December 14, 2018

Joanne R. Scheeringa, age 88, of Cedar Lake, formerly of South Holland, IL and Winamac, IN, passed away December 14, 2018. She is survived by her children, Judith (Richard) Grocha, Richard (Karen) Scheeringa, Gloria (Jeff) Hendriks, and John (Jennifer) Scheeringa; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Joanne is preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, Dirk. Friends may...
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Patrick L. O'Bryan, Sr.

March 20, 1952 - December 11, 2018

Patrick L. O'Bryan, Sr., age 66, of Schererville passed away December 11, 2018. He is survived by his children, Laurie (Bernie) Toole, Tiffany (Chris) Edwards, Kimberly (Randy) Carek, and Patrick O'Bryan, Jr.; step-children, Sabrina (Rodger) Windham and Richard (Leanne) Mayer; beloved, Nancy (O'Bryan) Bland; sisters, Linda (Thom) West, Annette (Lee) Rose; and brother, Mark O'Bryan; grandchildren,...
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Debra A Myers

July 3, 1953 - December 7, 2018

Debra A Myers, age 65, of Cedar Lake, passed away peacefully on December 7, 2018. She is survived by her mother, Mamie (Richard) Matthiesen; granddaughter, Vanessa; daughter, Felicia; brothers, Jeffrey Lee and Marvin Lee, Jr.; nieces, Bridgett (Clifton) Bullard, Leslie Lee and Alissa Lee; several great nieces and nephews. Debra was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Myers and her father,...
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