Our Obituaries

Tamra E. Young

April 6, 1962 - October 6, 2014

Tamra E. Young, age 52, of Dyer passed away Monday, October 6, 2014. She is survived by her high school sweetheart and loving husband of 24 years, Gary; sister, Sam Jenkins; niece, Jamie (Warren) Vesely; great-nephews, Tucker and Cole Vesely; uncle, Carl Matury; uncle and godfather, Burno Matury; aunt Mary Gibson; aunt and godmother, Barbara Coburger; mother-in-law, Margaret Young; sisters-in-law...
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Sherry Lynn Harden

September 21, 1959 - September 27, 2014

Sherry Lynn Harden, age 55, was called home September 27, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband, Donald; 3 sons, Eric (Dana) Edwards, Chad (Nicole) Edwards, and Camron Carnell; daughter, Yvonne (Ted) Smith; 8 loving grandchildren, Kyra, Autumn, Caylee, Jacob, Joshua, Jordyn, Lillian, and John; mother, Dorothy; sisters, Vicki (David) Lohman and Donna (Tom) Reinoehl. Friends may meet with...
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Steven "Eddie" Wells

June 1, 1980 - September 27, 2014

Steven E.Wells was born June 1, 1980 and passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the age of 34. He was the beloved Husband of Christina Martin, Loving Father of Sophia Wells, Son of Pamela & Richard Dobos, Son-In-Law of David & Amanda Martin, Grandson of Joyce Langel & Alfred Dobos, Brother to Joshuah Wells(Uncle to Tyler), Richie(Brother-In-Law to (Ellie)Uncle to(Lily,Max & Isabella Dobos),...
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Bea Stecyk

July 27, 1930 - September 14, 2014

Bea Stecyk, age 84, of Crown Point passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2014. She is survived by her loving children, Karen (Jonathan) Rose, Susan (David) Kenning, Nancy (Jerry) Wilkening, and Michael (Susan) Stecyk; she was the proud and caring grandmother of Jacqueline, Kathryn, Dan, Kristin, Sarah, Jared, Michael, Joseph, and Julia; Bea was also so happy to have loved her 6 great-grandchildren...
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Ronald Pleyer

September 30, 1938 - August 16, 2014

Ronald Pleyer, age 75, of Lowell passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judy; 3 daughters, Michele (Gary) Stanley of Lowell, Lisa Kil of Schererville, and Marcy (Charles) Ishmael of Lowell; 4 grandchildren, Kyle Kil, Kyleigh Stanley, Danielle Kil, and Shaun Ishmael; 8 brothers and sisters all of MI. Preceded in death by infant son, Michael Scott; his...
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Rex O. Browning

September 10, 1927 - August 14, 2014

Rex O. Browning, age 86, of Cedar Lake passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014. He is survived by his 2 daughters, Linda Browning and Nancy (Mike) O'Malley; and granddaughter, Samantha O'Malley. Preceded in death by his wife, Betty Browning; and son, Robert Browning. Friends may meet with the family on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 3 to 8 pm at Burdan Funeral Home 12901 Wicker Ave (corner of Rt 41...
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Paul A. Perez, Sr.

June 21, 1935 - August 9, 2014

Paul A. Perez, Sr. of Cedar Lake, Indiana passed away Saturday, August 9,2014 at the age of 79. He is survived by his children, Sueann (Dan) Blackwell, Linda (Kenneth) Taylor, Sandra Perez, Sophia (James) Fowler, and Paul Jr. (Misti) Perez; His grandchildren Brian, Brenda, Robert, Daniel, Danielle, Austin, Joshua, Jacob, Kyle, and Jackson; and great-grandchildren Logan, Julian, Ethan, and Cole. ...
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Frank G. Wachter

November 22, 1921 - August 5, 2014

Frank G. Wachter, age 92, of Cedar Lake passed away suddenly at St. Anthony Hospital on August 5, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Rita; 5 children, Frank W. (Donna) of Cedar Lake, Kathy (Tim) Hinterberger of AK, William (Kathy) of Cedar Lake, Daniel (Angie) of N.C., and Carol (Michael) Denton of AZ; 12 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; brother Ray Wachter of St. John; and...
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Marjorie A. Echterling

March 17, 1948 - August 4, 2014

Marjorie A. Echterling (nee Schultz) age 66, of Lowell, passed away on Monday, August 4, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Tom; mother, Florence Schultz; sister, Carol Plew, of Warsaw; many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Preceded in death by her father, Wilbur. Friends may meet with the family on Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 4 to 7 pm at Burdan Funeral Home 12901 Wicker Ave (corner of Rt 41 ...
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Margaret M. Engle

July 9, 1925 - August 1, 2014

Margaret Mary Engle (neé O'Dea), age 89, passed away on Friday, August 1, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She will be greatly missed by her children: Elaine Bielefeld of Lowell, IN; Robert Engle, Jr. of Las Vegas, NV; David (Maggie) Engle of Cañon City, CO; Dan (Bonnie) Engle of Dyer, IN; Donna (Bill) McCabe of Crown Point, IN; Connie (late Manny) Navarro of Schererville, IN; Annette M....
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Matthew "MAC" Welter

December 23, 1934 - July 13, 2014

Matthew J. Welter, age 79, of Lake Village, formerly Cedar Lake, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 13, 2014. He now joins his beloved wife of 41 years, Alpha Mae (Beers), who proceeded him in death on March 26, 1999. Mac and Alpha were married on January 25, 1958. Mac was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his one son; Alan Welter of Cedar Lake; and his two...
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Petrea I. Mainard

March 8, 1932 - June 13, 2014

Petrea I. Mainard, age 82, of Crown Point passed away Friday, June 13, 2014. She is survived by her children, Richard (Cheryl) Mainard, Jr., Donnis (Sonny) Peters, Karen (Mitch) Hankus, Robert Mainard, Janey (Jim) Cahill, and Petrea (Michael Fagan) Mainard; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and Rocky the dog. Preceded in death by her husband, Richard Mainard, Sr...
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William E. McKee

June 17, 1936 - May 25, 2014

William (Bill) Everett McKee, age 77, of Port Saint Lucie, FL (formerly of Cedar Lake, IN) passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Jane McKee; his children: William (Jan) McKee, Madelynn (Randell) Potts, Susan (Charlie) Ballard, Douglas (Jessica) McKee and, Brian (Yvonne) McKee; 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; his brothers: Roger (Martha) McKee and Robert...
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Judith McKinley

June 21, 1946 - May 21, 2014

Judith McKinley, age 67, of Cedar Lake passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Judy is survived by her children, Jimmy Hunley, Bill Hunley, and Kelly (Doug) Wynkoop; sister Nadine (Jerry) Nault; brother, Kevin (Diana) McKinley; six grandchildren, Raymond Holguin, Ashley Hunley, Brie Sobley, Courtney, Jacob, and Lucas Hunley; three great grandchildren Gyanna Holguin, Gabriel Hunley, Cooper Hofmann....
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Selma L. Dust

November 9, 1915 - May 20, 2014

Selma Louise Dust, age 98, of Cedar Lake passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at home. She is survived by her sons, Donald (Donna Mae) Dust of Cedar Lake, Jerry (Carol) Dust of PSL, FL; brother, Norbert (Edna) Segert of Crete, IL; grandchildren, Julie (Bill) Westerhoff, Denise (Dave) Deruntz, Daryl (Denise) Dust, Jason (Lori), James, Leo, Justin Gerald, Jerrilyn (Dean) Sparks and...
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Terence E. Sarna

August 28, 1964 - May 4, 2014

Terence E. Sarna, age 49, of Cedar Lake passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Judy; daughters, Emily Grace & Katie Rose; sister, Kimberley (Glenn Fleming) Sarna; brothers, Michael Sarna and Edward (Carolyn) Sarna; nieces, Aubrey Sarna and Lauren Golon; nephews, Jonathan Sarna and John C. Golon; mother-in-law, Theresa Krcmar; and sister-in-law, Bonnie (John)...
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Laura A. Kuntz

August 21, 1928 - April 30, 2014

Laura Ann Kuntz, age 85, of Hammond passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014 after a long illness. She is survived by 3 daughters, Victoria A. Cassoday, of Hammond, Leah R. Riley, of Hammond, and Rhea D. Kuntz of Waltz, MI; 3 sons, James R. Kuntz, of Hammond, Allan J. Kuntz, of Tucson, AZ, and Frank A. Kuntz, of Hammond. 19 grandchildren;15 great grandchildren; and 9 great-great grandchildren....
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Eva C. Brav

February 16, 1924 - April 29, 2014

Eva C. Brav, age 90, of Cedar Lake passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014. She is survived by her son, Joseph Brav, Jr.; grandchildren, Shaun (Candi) Brav and Erica (David) Jensen; 6 great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Pam Brav; sisters, Ann Pridalla, Daisy Talley, and Nell Jurczak. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Brav, Sr.; and son, John C. Brav. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held...
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Gordon M. Perrin

August 26, 1936 - April 29, 2014

Gordon M. Perrin, age 77, of Cedar Lake passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Alice; children, Jim Perrin, Tom (Jennie) Perrin, Mike (Annette) Perrin, and Ray (Jackie) Volk; grandchildren, Jimmy and Jonathon Perrin, Tim Perrin, April (Ryan) Nolan, and Raymond Perrin; sister, Jean (Charles) Wood. Preceded in death by 2 brothers, Frank Jr. and Dean; and...
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Dorothy N. Rowe

October 15, 1927 - April 26, 2014

Dorothy N. Rowe (Grzeczka/Graske) beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, born October 15, 1927 passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, April 26, 2014. She leaves her loving husband of 65 years, Ray R. Rowe; sons, Jack (Deanna), Bobby (Pam), and Keith; daughter, Judy Rowe; grandchildren, Craig (Carie) Rowe, Jill Amanti, Janice (Ryan) Schultz and Jennifer Rowe; 7 great...
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William J. Maleckar, Sr.

September 5, 1948 - April 25, 2014

William J. Maleckar, Sr., age 65, of Cedar Lake passed away Friday, April 25, 2014. He is survived by his children, Tina (Ron) Young Sr., Pamela Ojeda, Edward Campion, Jr., Denise Campion, Diane Campion,, Dawn (David) Garcia, Sherry (Harry) Snyder, William (Lori) Maleckar, Jr., Jennifer (Mark) Garcia, Margaret (Amy) Agnes, and Peggy Maleckar; 32 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; siblings,...
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Blanche Ward

May 9, 1927 - April 22, 2014

Blanche Ward, 86, of Crown Point, was called to heaven on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Blanche passed away peacefully at Wittenberg Village, with several family members by her side. Blanche is survived by her daughters, Rita (Mel) Girton, Linda (Dale) Freeman; sons, Roy (Betsy) Ward and Bill Ward; grandsons, Jeff Dell, Tim (Dee) Freeman, Brian (Heather) Freeman, Jesse (Spring) Ward, Richard and...
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Cathy A. Gall

March 29, 1956 - April 17, 2014

Cathy A. Gall, age 58, of Cedar Lake passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband and best friend, John; daughters, Shannon (Virgil) Bradley and Tracy Gall; grandchildren, Deianira and Virgil Bradley and Toby and Anthony McCumber; parents, Exie and Mildred Ward; 4 brothers; 4 sisters; mother-in-law, Rosalie Seaton; 2 brothers-in-law; 1 sister-in-law; numerous nieces...
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Joseph M. Brav, Sr

March 4, 1922 - April 13, 2014

Joseph M. Brav, Sr. age 92, of Cedar Lake passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014. He is survived by wife of 68 years, Eva; son, Joseph Brav, Jr., grandchildren, Shaun (Candi) Brav and Erica (David) Jensen; 6 great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Pam Brav. Preceded in death by his son, John C. Brav; and sister, Theresa Zolkas. A mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 10:00...
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Betty L. Brown

February 6, 1933 - April 13, 2014

Betty L. Brown, age 81, of Cedar Lake passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014. She is survived by her children, Terry Brown, Kurt (Vicki) Brown, Mary (Brian) Gluth, and Gregg Brown; grandchildren, P.J. Gellenbeck, Krystal (Chuck) Kouder, Josh (Ann) Brown, Scott (Alea) Britton, Rebekah (Anthony) Travline; and Erika (Jay) Novina; great-grandchildren, P.J., Chelsea, and Brianna Gellenbeck, Ashton and...
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Tim R. McVey

January 9, 1950 - April 12, 2014

Tim R. McVey, age 64, of Cedar Lake passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary; step-children, Sharon Cox, Edward (Heather) Hixon, and Robin (Brad) Smith; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; mother Delores McVey; siblings, Debbie (Blaz) Lucas, Tom (Debbie) McVey, Cindy (Roger) Loudenber, Becky (Jim) Terpstra, Holly Fowler, and Scot (Beth) McVey; numerous nieces...
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Melissa "Missy" Barker

October 20, 1989 - April 12, 2014

Melissa Barker, age 24, of Cedar Lake passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014. She is survived by her father, Glen Barker; mother, Stephanie Doolin; sister, Tiffany Barker; nephew, Keagon Barker; 1 grandmother; many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Friends may meet with the family on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 2 to 7 pm at Burdan Funeral Home 12901 Wicker Ave (corner of Rt 41 & 129th Ave) Cedar Lake...
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Teresa M. Jalocha-Hale

July 28, 1979 - April 9, 2014

Teresa Jalocha-Hale, age 34, of Cedar Lake passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 9, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband, David Hale; children, Alyssa Jalocha, Alexis and Bryan Hale; father, Z. John (Karla) Jalocha; mother, Maria (Trish Breger) Jalocha; brother, John G. (Shannon) Jalocha; in-laws, Phillip and Marlene Hale; brother-in-law, Scott (Linda) Hale; sisters-in-law, Kim (Danny)...
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Antoinette M. Mathias

October 18, 1931 - April 1, 2014

Antoinette Marie Mathias, nee Wasiliewski, age 82, was called home to the Lord on April 1, 2014. She was born on Oct. 18, 1931 in Chicago, IL, the youngest of 7 children of Frank & Lottie (Pawlak) Wasiliewski. "Toni", as she was better known, married Steve Mathias Jr. on June 23, 1951, enjoying 59 wonderful years of marriage and raising 4 children together, before Steve passed away in 2011....
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Sandra L. Hofrichter

December 10, 1950 - April 1, 2014

Sandra L. Hofrichter, age 63, of Schneider passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband, Anton; children, Travis (Loria) Hall, Denese (Marty) Tyler, Tammera Richardson, Lawrence (Rose) Pearsall; father, Robert Stewart; 11 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her daughter, Tonya Hall. Friends may meet with the family on Saturday, April 5,...
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Frank L. King

September 17, 1935 - March 26, 2014

Frank L. King, of Lowell, passed away on March 26, 2014 at St. Anthony Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his sons, Daniel (Melissa), Rocky (Janet) and Monty (Kathie); seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; his sister, Joyce (Bob) Huber; brothers, James King and Preston (Dorothy) King, along with other family members, and his devoted, canine buddy, Odie. He...
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Richard W. Hamilton

July 27, 1943 - March 7, 2014

Richard W. Hamilton (Rich), age 70, of Cedar Lake was called to heaven Friday, March 7, 2014 at his home. He is survived by brothers, Ronald (Darlene) Hamilton of Cedar Lake, Ralph (Betsy) Hamilton of Cedar Lake; sister, Ruth Ann (Dave Monroe) Schmitt of Bath, NY; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents, Mason and Dorothy Hamilton. Friends may meet with the family on...
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Stanley M. Plant

April 7, 1930 - February 27, 2014

Stanley Plant, a long-time resident of Cedar Lake, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the St. Anthony Hospice Center in Crown Point. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Shirley; his six children: son, Galen (Bonnie) Plant of Crown Point; son, Gary (Brenda) Plant of Lansing, IL; daughter, Renae (Rick) Helton of Cedar Lake; son, Glenn (Ann Marie) Plant of Lowell; son, Dana Plant ...
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Louis H. Vick

October 21, 1953 - February 19, 2014

Louis H. Vick, age 60, of Cedar Lake passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Shelly; children, Christy (Tom) Sledge, Ayrin (George Homer) Vick, Amber Vick, and Jackie Vick; step-children, Jennifer (Steve) Vanderver, Jacob Burroughs, and Jeff Harbrecht; 11 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:00 am...
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Carol B. Albertson

September 23, 1931 - February 14, 2014

Carol Albertson (nee Kaack), age 82, of Cedar Lake passed away peacefully at St. Anthony's Medical Center on February 14, 2014 with her family by her side. Carol is survived by her children, Jerry (Arlene) Albertson, Don (Cathy) Albertson, Diane (Roger) Brokovich and Doris (Nick) Mager; grandchildren, Bill Brokovich, Monica (Nick) Constantine, Jessica (Randy) Wotherspoon, Nick Mager, Jr., Shelby...
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Jean M. Tuttle

November 5, 1935 - February 3, 2014

Jean M. Tuttle (formerly Jean Stewart), age 78, of Cedar Lake, formerly of Chicago, passed away Monday, February 3, 2014. She is survived by her son, Marc (Debra) Stewart; grandchildren, Meghan and Matthew Stewart. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert Tuttle; 2 brothers; and 1 sister. Friends may meet with the family on Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 1 to 6 pm at Burdan Funeral Home 12901...
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Ann D. Fisher

March 21, 1937 - January 28, 2014

Ann D. Fisher, age 76, of Lowell, IN formerly of Tinley Park, IL passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014. She is survived by her daughter, Carol (Don) Hendrich; several nieces and nephews; and many loving friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Fisher; parents, Battista and Lucy Robatto; brother, John Robatto; and sister, Marisa Hennig. Friends may meet with the family on Saturday,...
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Edward J. Wachter

August 13, 1924 - January 17, 2014

Edward J. Wachter, age 89, of Cedar Lake passed away Friday, January 17, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Anna Mae; children, Bette (Bill) Babjak, Mary Kay (Donny) Witt, Nancy (Chuck) Wakefield, Paul, Jerry, and Don Wachter; 9 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. A mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, January 20, 2014 at 11:00 am at Holy Name Catholic Church,...
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Francy Palenik

August 15, 1955 - January 4, 2014

Francy Palenik, age 58, of Cedar Lake passed away Saturday, January 4th, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Mike Palenik; children: Michael "Smooth" Palenik and Mark Palenik; mother: Georgene Puccini; brothers: Larry (Barbara) Puccini, Frank (Mary) Puccini; sisters: Donna Jean Puccini, and Laura Konopasek; nine nieces and nephews, and many great-nieces and great-nephews. ...
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Armina M. Thorpe

November 24, 1924 - December 29, 2013

Armina May Thorpe, born November 24, 1924, New Madrid, Missouri, died December 29, 2013, a long-time resident of Cedar Lake, Indiana. Survived by son, Skip Thorpe; grandson, Scott (Bethany) Thorpe; and great-grandchildren, Abigail and Gabriel. Preceded in death by her daughter, Gaea (Thorpe) Corl, A memorial service will be held Friday, January 3, 2014 at 10 am at Burdan Funeral Home 12901...
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Kelsey J. Fortner

August 6, 1988 - December 28, 2013

Kelsey J. Fortner, age 25, of Cedar Lake passed away Saturday, December 28, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Makenzie; mother, Karen (Tim Einspahr) Fortner; siblings, Becky Fortner and Eric Einspahr; and grandparents, Marianne Grosam and Ralph and Marilynn Einspahr. Friends may meet with the family on Saturday, January 4, 2014 from 10:00 to 11:00 am at Burdan Funeral Home 12901 Wicker Ave ...
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Daniel P. O'Connell

October 2, 1964 - December 27, 2013

Daniel P. O'Connell, age 49, of DeMotte, formerly of Riverdale, IL passed away Friday, December 27, 2013. He is survived by his daughter, Ani Zwiener; mother, Dorothy O'Connell; sisters, Denise (Ed) Graper, Eileen (Roland) Briones, and Maureen O'Connell; brothers, Joseph (Ellen), Kevin, and Martin O'Connell; loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Bernard O...
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Jon C. Ranta

June 11, 1947 - December 25, 2013

Jon C. Ranta, age 66, of Schererville passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Joan; children, Michelle and Carrie Ranta; grandchildren, Jon Lucas and Delaney; sister, Julie (Chet) Berry; nephew, Jeff; niece, Heather; and numerous loving family members and friends. Friends may meet with the family on Saturday, January 4, 2014 from 1 to 6 pm at...
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James E. Phillips

October 2, 1940 - December 22, 2013

James E. Phillips, age73, of Buffalo, IN, formerly of Cedar Lake passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013. He is survived by his siblings, Jenny (Cliff) Sell, Carol (Gart) Powers, Danny (Jean Campbell) Phillips, and Donna (Melvin Blades) White; step-daughters, Kathy (Jim) Nolan, Beverly (Mike) Clairville, and Debbie (Paul) Wells; several grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Beverly; parents...
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Thomas "BUDDY" Monacelli, Jr.

October 16, 1964 - December 22, 2013

Thomas L. Monacelli, Jr., age 49, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife, Carol; children, Joshua (Michelle) Emmons, Denise and Jackilyn Klund; grandchildren, Elisjiah and Xavier; parents, Thomas Monacelli, Sr. and Alice McGaha; brother, Michael Garrett. A funeral service will be held Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:00 pm at Burdan Funeral Home with Fr. Ed...
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Sandra K. Powell

July 12, 1939 - December 22, 2013

Sandra K. Powell, age 74, of Crown Point passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013. She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, E.C.; children, Jeffrey (Denean) James, Kimberly James, Tammie (Scott Shacter) Powell, and Richard Powell; grandchildren, Jacinda (Seth) Hinten, Jasmine (Chris) Cervik, and Emily, Erin, and Joshua James; great-grandchildren, Eli and Jersey Hinten. Preceded in death by...
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Joe T. Jones

February 28, 1935 - December 19, 2013

Joe T. Jones, age 78, of Cedar Lake passed away Thursday, December 19, 2013. He is survived by his son, Keith and daughter, Ann of Momence, IL; 8 grandchildren, Mikki Jones, Kevin Proud, Jessie Jones-Forbes, Jamie Jones, Michelle (Anthony) Crite, Jennifer (Michael) Wyllie, Joseph Jones, and Erik King; 16 great grandchildren and 2 on the way; sister, Faye; and 2 brothers, Junior and Charles; many...
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Daniel J. Kralek

February 2, 1948 - December 9, 2013

Daniel J. Kralek, age 65, of Cedar Lake passed away Monday, December 9, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Norene; children, Robert Burroughs, Michael Burroughs, and Toni Sykora; 4 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; brothers, Bob and Bill Kralek. Friends may meet with the family on Friday, December 13, 2013 from 2 to 6 pm at Burdan Funeral Home 12901 Wicker Ave (corner of Rt...
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Catherine F. Weller

March 23, 1926 - November 4, 2013

Catherine F. Weller, age 87, of Cedar Lake passed away Monday, November 04, 2013. She is survived by 2 sons, John (Linda) Weller and Kevin (Lisa) Weller both of Crown Point; 3 grandchildren, Darcy, Justin and Katie; 3 great-grandchildren, Brayden, Garrison, and Joey. Preceded in death by her husband, Ralph; son, Larry; and 11 brothers and sisters. Friends may meet with the family on Wednesday,...
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Shirley A. Barnett

November 11, 1937 - November 2, 2013

Shirley A. Barnett, age 75, of Terre Haute, IN passed away Saturday, November 2, 2013. She is survived by her children, Jack (Jodi) Barnett, Jr. and Susan (Joe Hemingway) Mcnish; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother, Don (Kellie) McKillop; and sister, Pat (Frank) Sullivan. Preceded in death by her husband, Jack Barnett, Sr.; 3 brothers; and 1 sister. A memorial service will be held...
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Ruby J. Marine

July 4, 1947 - October 22, 2013

Ruby Marine, age 66, of Lowell lost her battle with cancer on October 22, 2013. She is survived by her loving husband, Robert; daughters, Sunday (Pat Quinn) Detamore, Carrie (Phil) Gerlach; grandchildren, Tommy Quinn and Megan Gerlach; sisters, Doris Marine and Janie Hatfield; brothers, Larry and Kenny Hatfield; many loving nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Macey. Preceded in death by her...
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Susan M. Borner

November 4, 1949 - October 21, 2013

Susan M. Borner, age 63, of Hebron passed away Monday, October 21, 2013. She is survived by her children, Patricia (John) Mendiola, Gwendolyn (John) Lukasik, Jennifer (Richard) Borner-Gawlik, and Robert (Jennifer) Borner; grandchildren, Gabby, Jason, Michael, Alyssa, Jessica, Kayla, Megan, Madeline, Taylor, Jake, and Lexi; great grandchild, Kaydynn. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert E....
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Mary M. Schmitt

February 7, 1948 - October 18, 2013

Mary M. Schmitt, age 65, of Cedar Lake passed away Friday, October 18, 2013. She is survived by her husband, William; children, Kimberly Parker, Michael Heiny, Amanda Schmitt, and Erik Schmitt; 3 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; mother, Virginia Sams; sister, Melissa (Bryce) Sams-Carey; and special friend, Gail Krizmanic. Preceded in death by her father, Earl Sams and granddaughter, Shaina...
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Richard E. Phillips

October 9, 1961 - September 30, 2013

Richard E. Phillips, age 51, of Cedar Lake passed away Monday, September 30, 2013. Rick was born October 9, 1961 in Harvey, IL. He is survived by his parents, Buddy and Jean Phillips; children, Elizabeth (Andrew) Pearson, Richard Beaudreau, and Nicholas (Larissa) Bright; sisters, Debra (Mark) Wunderink and Tracy Phillips; 5 grandchildren that he loved with all his heart and many family members...
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Barbara J. Tinsley

February 23, 1948 - September 30, 2013

Barb was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She was young in spirit and always lived life to the fullest, whether she was traveling, on the lake, gaming or enjoying her family. Barb, who was compassionate to friends and strangers alike, will be forever cherished by her husband of 48 years, Larry, one brother, seven children and twenty one grandchildren and great grandchildren. She retired...
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William B. Witvoet

December 16, 1954 - September 30, 2013

William B. Witvoet, age 58, of Lowell passed away Monday, September 30, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Oradale; children, Billijo, Lori, Sam, Mary, Sadie, and Amanda; 7 grandchildren; siblings, Joe, Donna, and Mary. Friends may meet with the family on Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Burdan Funeral Home 12901 Wicker Ave Cedar Lake. A funeral service...
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Betty L. Sims

May 21, 1927 - September 20, 2013

Betty L. Sims, age 86, passed away Friday, September 20, 2013 with her loving family by her side. She is survived by 3 sons, David and Jeffrey of Cedar Lake, Timothy (Peggy) and 1 grandson, John Sims of Crown Point; sister, Frances (Louie) Benko of Hammond; nephews, Warren (Kathy) Benko of Highland, Bob (Paulette) Benko of St. John; niece, Gayle (Keith) Schillo of Cedar Lake; and special...
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Norma J. Holloway

April 18, 1926 - September 8, 2013

Norma J. Holloway, age 87, of Cedar Lake passed away Sunday, September 8, 2013. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Fred; daughter, Susan (Joe) Larid; 3 grandsons; and sister, Connie (John) Holtsinger. Preceded in death by 2 sons, Tobey and Freddie. A funeral service will be held Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 10:00 am at Burdan Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Shanahan, officiating....
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Charles D. Long

June 7, 1948 - September 7, 2013

Charles Donald Long, age 65, of Cedar Lake passed away September 7, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Martha Long; 5 children; 10 grandchildren and 2 more on their way; 2 sisters, Brenda East of Moulton, AL and Rhonda Long of Orlando, FL. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from 4 to 7 pm at Burdan Funeral Home 12901 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake, IN. Charles was...
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Walter J. Pancer, Sr.

August 17, 1945 - September 4, 2013

Walter J. Pancer, Sr., age 68, of Cedar Lake passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2013. He is survived by his daughter, Dawn (William) Martin; son, Walter Pancer, Jr.; grandchildren, Bianca, Jordan, Brianna, Meranda, Melanie, and Maya; brother, Steven Pancer. A funeral service will be held Monday, September 9, 2013 at 11:00 am at Burdan Funeral Home 12901 Wicker Ave (corner of Rt 41 & 129th Ave)...
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John "Jack" Schuitema

September 25, 1936 - August 27, 2013

John M. Schuitema, Sr., age 76, of Cedar Lake passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 with his loving family by his side. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Marilyn; 6 daughters, Brenda (Carlo) Danesi, Linda (Martin) Garcia, Sarah (James) Perrin, Kerrie, Lynn, and Shirley; 27 grandchildren; 45 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Ethel Coapstick and Mae Jillson; brother, Ronald. Preceded...
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Ronald N. Kokot

January 27, 1940 - August 27, 2013

Ronald Kokot (Ron), 73 of Lowell, Ind., passed away peacefully at home on August 27 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by Donna, his loving wife of 45 years; daughters Rhonda Kokot (Ryan Karvola) and Dawn Mullaney (Kevin Mullaney) and son Robert Kokot (Sheri Kokot); six grandchildren: Megan, Colin and Brenna Mullaney, and Zoe, Sydney and Betsy Kokot; brother, Mike...
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Mary Alyce King

September 2, 1922 - August 19, 2013

Mary Alyce King (nee Noll) left this life to be with her Heavenly family on Monday, August 19, 2013. She is survived by her children, Cecilia (Tom) King-Ryan, Sarah (Ivan) Zimmer, Patsy Casassa, Robert Wroe Jr.(Sherry) King, Dr. Edward (Marie) King and Elizabeth (Dr. Steve) Waxman; grandchildren, Kimberly (Eric Aulenback) Zimmer, Thom (Deanna) Zimmer, Amber (Mike) Quirk, Rebecca Zimmer, Michael ...
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Gregory J. Poleski

May 29, 1953 - August 18, 2013

Gregory J. Poleski, age 60, passed away on August 18, 2013. Greg was a graduate of Lowell High School who worked for a period of his life doing auto body and mechanic work, receiving much recognition for his skills. Greg was a kindhearted, generous individual who was known for being eager to help family and friends in any way that he could. Greg's loyalty to his family and friends stood out as on...
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Howard E. Lager

August 1, 1927 - August 12, 2013

Howard E. Lager, age 86, of Schneider, formerly of Crete, IL passed away August 12, 2013. He is survived by his children, Barbara Mabry, Linda Johnson, Holly (Craig) Heft, Howard (Alice) Lager, Jr., and Rich (Roberta) Lager; 12 grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Donna. Friends may meet with the family on Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 1 to 4 pm at Burdan Funeral Home 12901 Wicker Ave ...
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Sheldon "Bud" Bolen

March 19, 1929 - August 6, 2013

Sheldon "Bud" Bolen, 84, of Cedar Lake passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Saint Anthony with his loved ones at his bedside. Bud was born March 19, 1929 to Tessie and Charles, the youngest of three children. Bud served in the Marine Corps as a Military Police Officer. He was the 1950 Golden Glove Champion in Youngstown, Ohio. Bud was raised in Pitcairn, Pennsylvania. He eventually moved to...
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Patricia L. Frahm

May 8, 1938 - July 25, 2013

Patricia L. Frahm, age 75, passed away July 25, 2013. She is survived by her husband, Roger; children Cheri (Harley) Gibson, Karen (Ted) Lackich, Donna Lunsford, and Don (Gail) Hardwick, Jr.; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and two brothers. A memorial visitation will be held Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Burdan Funeral Home 12901 Wicker Ave, Cedar Lake. A...
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Henry J. Rietman

November 12, 1913 - July 24, 2013

Henry J. Rietman, age 99, of Cedar Lake passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013. He is survived by 3 sons, Gregory, Gerald (Kathy Donovan), and Glen (Cathy); brother, Ambrose; sister, Regina; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Ruth. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 10:00 am at Holy Name Catholic Church with Fr. Ed...
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Henry "Hank" Matury

November 19, 1935 - July 22, 2013

Henry Matury, age 77, of Lowell passed away Monday, July 22, 2013. He is survived by 2 brothers, Carl (Diana) Matury and Bruno (Donna) Matury; sister, Mary E. Matury-Gibson; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by 2 sisters, Angie Schreiber and Rose Antal. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 10:00 am at Holy Name Catholic Church with Fr. Ed Tlucek, O.F.M....
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Marlene M. Kramer

May 21, 1951 - July 11, 2013

Marlene Kramer, age 62, passed away July 11, 2013 in Galena, MO. The longtime resident of South Holland, IL is survived by her daughter, Lisa (Bryan) Castner; sons, Nick and Daniel Kramer; grandsons, Tyler Tomerlin, Kodi Kramer, and Drayk Castner; brothers, Ken (Shawn) Witulski and John "Fuzzy" Witulski. Friends may meet with the family on Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am at...
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Richard E. Hoffman

June 18, 1945 - July 8, 2013

Richard E. Hoffman, age 68, of Cedar Lake passed away Monday, July 8, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Carol; daughter, Sarah Rogers; grandson, Carson Rogers; sisters, Shirley Chianelli and Marsha Wiers; also, the best friends in the world. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 11:00 am at Holy Name Catholic Church with Fr. Ed Tlucek, O.F.M. officiating. Inurnment will follow...
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Donna J. Lager

March 26, 1933 - July 7, 2013

Donna J. Lager, age 80, of Schneider, formerly of Crete, IL passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013. She is survived by her husband, Howard; children, Barbara Mabry, Linda Johnson, Howard (Alice) Lager, Jr., Rich (Roberta) Lager, and Holly (Craig) Heft; 12 grandchildren. Friends may meet with the family on Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 2 to 5 pm at Burdan Funeral Home 12901 Wicker Ave (corner of Rt 41 &...
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Janet T. Sands

November 10, 1943 - July 3, 2013

Janet Sands, age 69, of Kentland, formerly of Sauk Village, IL passed away Wednesday, July 03, 2013. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Jackie; children, John (Susan) Sands, Lisa Lopez, Daniel (Val) Sands, Scott Sands, and Steven (Kara) Sands; 22 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 6, 2013 from 1 to 4 pm at Burdan Funeral Home...
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Richard "BIG O" Oostman

May 4, 1943 - June 25, 2013

Richard Glenn Oostman, age 70, of Lowell passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013. He is survived by his son, Jon (Lindsay) Oostman; grandchildren, Mitchell, Brooklyn, and Brynleigh; mother, Hilda Oostman; brothers, Leroy (Carol) and Dennis (Pat) Oostman; and brother-in-law, Carl Fabrizius. Preceded in death by his father, Richard Oostman and sister, Judy Fabrizius. A funeral service will be held...
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Kacy M. Seaton

December 17, 1979 - June 4, 2013

Kacy Marie Seaton, age 33, of Cedar Lake, IN, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. She is survived by her father, James Seaton; mother, Linda Seaton; sister, Kathy Svetlin(Keith); brother, Kenny Seaton(fiancée Nagisa Banks); grandmother, Katheryn "mamaw" Hoover; grandfather Mitchell J. Dudlack; nephew, Aaron; niece, Lily; boyfriend, Jim Darnell, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends....
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Wesley J. Pemberton

October 22, 1960 - May 28, 2013

Wesley J. Pemberton, age 52, of DeMotte passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Deanna; 3 children, Brian (Melissa) Pemberton, Rachel (Jack) Kellie, and Wesley K. Pemberton; grandchildren, Kimberley Pemberton, and Emerson and Alexander Kellie; father, Maynard Pemberton; brother, Wayne (Cheri Uran) Pemberton; uncle, Joe (Sandra) Damouth; and aunt, Sharon...
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Bernadette A. Kenning

April 11, 1934 - May 15, 2013

Bernadette Kenning, age 79, of Cedar Lake passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013. She is survived by her children, Kevin (Debra) Kenning, Karen (Mark) Nordin, and Kurt (Tina Silhavy) Kenning; 5 grandchildren, Michael, Andrew, Jordan, Tess, and Kate; brothers, Edward (Anna Mae) Wachter, Frank (Rita) Wachter, and Ray Wachter; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her loving husband,...
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Mark "Hoss" Hillebold

September 6, 1958 - May 13, 2013

Mark R. Hillebold, age 54, of Cedar Lake passed away Monday, May 13, 2013. He is survived his mother, Jolene Hillebold; sister, Lynne (Virgil) Shepherd; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Robert; brother, Matthew; and sister, Kathryn. A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 18, 2013 directly at Trinity Lutheran Church 631 W Commercial Ave, Lowell. Burial will...
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Vernon E. Noel

February 12, 1943 - May 11, 2013

Vernon E. Noel, age 70, of Brook, IN formerly of Cedar Lake passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013. He is survived by his children, Cynthia Noel Robbins, Kimberly Noel Langemak, Richard Noel, Vernon (Janina) Noel, and Sherri (Mark) Noel Amelse; step-children from Mary Ann, Michael (Sabine) Shick, Anthony Shick, and Renada Sharp; step-children from Gayle, Donna Clemens-Gill, Stanley Whele, Laura...
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Susan C. Casten

January 24, 1937 - May 11, 2013

Susan Casten (nee Bender), age 76, passed away at her home in Cedar Lake, IN on Saturday morning May 11, 2013. She is survived by her husband, Jim; 4 daughters, Victoria (Slate) Paul, Shelly (Paul) Copak, Cassandra (Wesley) Casten; and Jennifer (Dick) Henn; son, Jim (Lori) Casten Jr.; sisters, Freddie Ann Bender, Rebecca (Mark) Ruley; brother, Daniel (Patsy) Bender; 6 grandchildren, Timothy &...
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Ronnie D. Hoover

August 22, 1952 - April 16, 2013

Ronnie D. Hoover, age 60, of Cedar Lake passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Karen (nee Schulte) Hoover; children, Scott (Chanon Carney), Lisa (Brian ) Ward, Steven (Diana), and Sean (Angel); grandchildren, Michael and Tiphani Ward and Scott, Hayley, Abigail, Tessa, Ashley, Steven, Brynn, Chloe, Tyler, Bryan, Kyle, and Payge Hoover; great grandson,...
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Dorothy A. Yenchus

September 17, 1926 - April 13, 2013

Dorothy Anne Yenchus (nee Winkowitsch), age 86, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013. She is survived by her sons, Clifford R. (Paulette) Yenchus of Valparaiso, IN and Raymond J. (Angelia) Yenchus of DeMotte, IN; 2 granddaughters, Tiffany J. (Matthew) Yenchus-Holcomb of Mead, CO and Kristin J. (Joel McCloud) Yenchus of Lees Summit, MO; and 3 great grandchildren, Hunter, Connor, and Haiden;...
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Ernest "Corky" Gossmann, Sr.

March 2, 1943 - April 9, 2013

Mr. Ernest Gossmann, age70, of Cedar Lake, Indiana passed away suddenly on April 9, 2013 at his home. He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl (Larry) Stephenson; his son, Ernest (Margret) Gossmann Jr.; granddaughters, Amanda (Norman) Wernick, Ashley Stephenson and Tabitha Rother; grandson, Ernest Gossmann III; and a great granddaughter, Willow Wernick. He is also survived by his siblings, Judy...
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William S. Gibson

April 11, 1961 - April 8, 2013

William S. Gibson, age 51, of St. John passed away Monday, April 8, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Lori; children, Tiffany and Ryan; sister, Vicky Webb; brothers, Jim (Val), Jerry, and Joe (Denise) Gibson. preceded in death by his parents James and Joan Gibson. Friends may meet with the family on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 2 to 8 pm at Burdan Funeral Home 12901 Wicker Ave, Cedar Lake. A...
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Linvel Keaton

March 20, 1937 - March 24, 2013

Linvel Keaton, age 76, of Cedar Lake passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013. He is survived by his children, Jim (Wendy) Roberts, Randy (Trinette) Keaton, and Rob (Laura) Keaton; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brother, Elzie (Robin) Keaton. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Virginia; and sons, Ricky and Billy. A funeral service will be held Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 10:00 am at...
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Michelle L. Curtis

May 24, 1966 - March 23, 2013

Michelle L. Curtis (nee Herndon) age 46, of Cedar Lake, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013. She is survived by her loving mother, Sandra Clark; father, Daniel Herndon; brother, Scott; Preceded in death by her step-father, Allen Clark. Friends may meet with the family on Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 4 to 9 pm at Burdan Funeral Home 12901 Wicker Ave, Cedar Lake. A Eulogy will be held at 7:30 pm...
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Robert E. Hartoonian

October 5, 1940 - March 17, 2013

Robert E. Hartoonian, age 72, of Cedar Lake passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; children, Kim (Moe) Domasica, Lisa Strauch, Brian (Adrienne) South, and Laura (Tom) Judge; grandchildren, Vanessa, Danielle, Ryan, Brittany, Ashley, Miranda, and Madison; great-grandchildren, Jake and Brynlee; brothers, Gus (Janet) and John (Judy) Hartoonian. Preceded in...
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Michael P. Deakin, Jr.

June 22, 1967 - March 15, 2013

Michael P. Deakin, Jr., age 45, of Cedar Lake passed away Friday, March 15, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife, Amy; 2 sons, Garrett and Michael Deakin III; 3 daughters, Riley, Samantha, and Tabitha; step-daughter, Dakota; step-grandson, Ethan; mother, Marilyn Deakin (nee Sharp); sister, Lisa Deakin; step-brother, Scott DeVries; nephew, Tyler; niece, Lily; and numerous aunts, uncles, and...
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Raymond R. Anderson

January 14, 1924 - February 18, 2013

Raymond Richard Anderson, age 89, of Cedar Lake passed away Monday, February 18, 2013. He is survived by his step-sons, Tom and Roy Kroll of Maine; sister, Doris and Evelyn of Cedar Lake; grandchildren, Tanya Stutler and Ray Hines of Cedar Lake; numerous other grand and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maryann Anderson. A memorial service will be held Monday, February...
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Sandra Keniry

October 11, 1941 - February 10, 2013

Sandra Keniry, age 71, of Cedar Lake passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013. She is survived by her partner and companion Tom McAdams; son, Nigel (Amparo); daughter, Jane; granddaughter, Sarah; great-granddaughter, Amelia; brother, Bryan (Pat); and 3 sisters, Anne (Dave), Liz (Pete); and Maureen. A memorial visitation will be held Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 3 pm to 6 pm at the Great Oaks...
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Jerome "Bud" Hoffman

March 17, 1919 - February 10, 2013

Jerome "Bud" Hoffman, age 93, of Cedar Lake originally from Griffith passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013. He is survived by his wife Rosalee; daughters, Jerri Lee (Jared) Sprunger, Lisa (Jerry) LeCounte, and Lori (Dan) Hoffman; son, Michael (Sonia) Hoffman; stepchildren, Leslie (Mary) Dewes, Marilynn (Jerry) Kallen, and Gretchen Dewes; sister, Esther Coffman; 5 grandsons; 5 granddaughters; and...
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Katharine Warman

December 9, 1929 - February 3, 2013

Katharine Warman, age 83, of Cedar Lake passed away Sunday, February 03, 2013. She is survived by her children, Rosemary Warman, Angela Warman, and Toni Warman; grandchildren, Tammy (Corey) Ponder, Randy (Julie) Decker; and Lisa (Steve) Warner; 10 great grandchildren; great-great granddaughter, Brooklynn Marie; daughter-in-law, LaDonna Decker; sister, Isabelle McElvain; many nieces and nephews....
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William J. Shanks

September 16, 1931 - January 31, 2013

William J. Shanks, age 81, of Cedar Lake passed away Thursday, January 31, 2013. He is survived by his 2 sons, Carl Shanks and Michael (Patsy) Shanks; grandchildren, Andy (Suzanne) Shanks and Megan Shanks; brother, Glen (Betty) Shanks. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Evie. Friends may meet with the family on Sunday, February 3, 2013 from 12 to 4 pm at Burdan Funeral Home 12901 Wicker Ave ...
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Mary L. Hoehn

October 1, 1922 - January 29, 2013

Mary Lorraine Hoehn, age 90, of Lowell passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013. She is survived by her children, Mary Charlene (Richard) Beck, Charles (Debbie) Hoehn, Pat (Jim) Beck, Thomas (Linda) Hoehn, and Michael (Vicki) Hoehn; 18 grandchildren; and 27 great grandchildren. Friends may meet with the family on Friday, February 1, 2013 from 3 to 8 pm at Burdan Funeral Home 12901 Wicker Ave, Cedar...
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Marie I. Russell

April 15, 1914 - January 25, 2013

Marie I. Russell, age 98, of Hebron formerly of Lowell passed away Friday, January 25, 2013. She is survived by her children, James A. Russell of MS, Delores Hawkins of Hebron, and Butch (Judy) Russell of DeMotte; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; brother, Adolph Niemeyer; sisters, Clara Ranniger and Betty Nomanson; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in...
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Thomas A. Weisbrodt

December 22, 1947 - January 24, 2013

Thomas A. Weisbrodt, age 65, of Cedar Lake passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; son, Kyle (Katey Detert) Weisbrodt; siblings, Marilyn DiGianantonio, Barbara (Jim) Fleck, William (Diane) Weisbrodt, and Mary (late Dennis) Tenegal; step-father, Marvin Wolter; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Ruth Weisbrodt and brothers,...
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Berniece Slankard

October 21, 1925 - January 19, 2013

Berniece Slankard, age 87, of Cedar Lake passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Slankard; son, John (Barbara) Slankard; grandchildren, Vicki Vicari and Michael (Evelyn) Vicari; 5 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; 1 sister; 4 brothers; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, David; grandson, Augustus Vicari; and 3...
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Kenneth W. Blakeman

January 20, 1932 - January 13, 2013

Kenneth W. Blakeman, age 80, of Cedar Lake passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Joan (nee Schillo) Blakeman; daughter, Gail (Allen) Gold; granddaughter, Samantha Gold; brother, Forrest Blakeman; brother-in-law, Shorty (Lois) Schillo. Preceded in death by his brother, Russell and sister, Verna. A mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday,...
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James "Papadoo" Smith

April 14, 1938 - January 8, 2013

James E. Smith, age 74, of Cedar Lake passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife, Sherry; 3 daughters, Kim, Wendy & Jaymie; 6 grandchildren, Brittney, Jimmy, Michelle, Tony, Angel & Henry; 1 great-grandson, Jaxon; sisters, Jackie Murphy and Jerilyn Colburn. He is preceded in death by his parents, Loren & Doris Smith; sister, Mary Fitzpatrick; and brother, Ricky...
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Walter G. Grosam

May 27, 1922 - December 29, 2012

Walter G. Grosam, age 90, of Cedar Lake passed away Saturday, December 29, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Marianne; children, Darlene (Craig) Taylor and Karen (Tim) Fortner-Einspahr; 8 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 1 sister-in-law; many nieces and nephews; and many life long friends. Preceded in death by his parents, 11 brothers and sisters, and son, Glenn Grosam. A...
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