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YOUR LIVES
Death Notices
Aiken, William E., 71,
Kouts
Almodovar, Gloria, 82,
East Chicago
Azpeitia, Joel C., 65,
formerly Valparaiso
Baricevich, John G., 82,
Lansing
Clark, Betty Jean, nee
Carley, 88, Hammond
Cox, William, 76,
Rensselaer
Crane, Raymond J., 89,
Merrillville
Deloney-Cain, DeCarol,
54, Crown Point,
formerly East Chicago
Eaton, John A., 37,
Hobart
Geodice, Andrew
Gillespie, 74, San
Bernardino, Calif.
McCurtis, Goshay
“Mack,” 80, Gary
Hilton, Alfred Lee, 85,
Crete
Kaminsky, Nellie Irene,
nee Stark, 90, Vista,
Calif., formerly
Whiting
Karra, Shirlee N., nee
Caldwell, 76, Hobart
Koch, A. David, 72, Dyer,
formerly Lansing
Kozak, David George, 59,
Highland
Massi, Julie M., nee
Frederick, 89, Lowell,
formerly Calumet City
Paulich, Joanne, 77,
Hammond
Persello, Ann, nee
Labash, 83, DeMotte
Przyborski, Richard A.,
85, Dyer and Lansing
Ratajczak, Michael Paul,
53, Hammond
Reyes, Martina, nee
Morales
Antle-Miner, Ava Jean,
84, Lake Station
Ryberg, Robert M., 79,
the East Side (Chicago)
Stilley, Steven Joel, 56,
Chesterton
Strayer, Steven W., 63,
Hebron
West, Phyllis, 90,
Richmond, Va.,
formerly Lansing,
Hammond and Griffith
Winterhoff, William W.,
Lansing
Wolff, Thomas S., 58,
Schererville
Yaczko, Elizabeth, nee
Pink, 95, Munster
Zuhl, Mary M., nee
Osenbaugh, 72,
Highland
Bemis, Adele, 67,
of Hobart, passed
away July 14. Private
services. Burns Funeral
Home handling
arrangements
Perez, Porfirio Nicacio,
memorial service 5
p.m. July 26, VFW Post
781, 6831 Kennedy
Ave., Hammond
Van Houten, Marvin
J., 85, of Sioux City,
Iowa, passed away
July 15. Visitation 4
to 6 p.m. with service
at 6 p.m. Monday at
Moeller Funeral Home,
Valparaiso.
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Retired fireman self-sacrificing
DIANE POULTON
Times Correspondent
Chester F. Czubala selflessly gave of himself
both physically and through all his knowledge
of plumbing, construction and electricity, his
daughter Sandra Bigbie said.
“He was very passionate about helping people and working hard,” Bigbie said.
Czubala, 86, of Cedar Lake, a retired Hammond Fire Department battalion chief, also
was a plumber. He belonged to both Firefighters Union Local 556 and Plumbers Union
Locals 307 and 210. Czubala worked for Lassie
Plumbing, which was bought by his brother and
is now owned by a third generation family member. He was a charter member of the Hammond
PROVIDED PHOTO Mohawks, a sportsmen’s club to which most city
Funeral services for Chester Czubala were held July 10 at firemen and police officers belong, Bigbie said.
Anthony & Dziadowicz Funeral Home in Hammond, with
Czubala was a World War II Army veteran
stationed in Japan after the war working as a
cremation following.
MARY M. ZUHL
(nee OSENBAUGH)
HIGHLAND, IN
Mary M. Zuhl (nee Osenbaugh),
72, of Highland, IN passed away
on July 17, 2014. She is survived
by her husband of 53 years, Arthur; son in law Kenny (Terri)
Spriggs;
children
Brenda
(Randy) Kellar, Ardith (Keith)
Best, Carl Zuhl, Julie Zuhl, and
Nora (Dave) Corder; grandchildren Stephanie Smith, Heather
Zuhl, Casey Vogt, Danni Fargo,
Jackie Wilson, Joshua Cassoday,
Ben Kellar, Nate & Nina Corder;
great grandchildren Imajin &
Nolan Smith. Numerous nieces
& nephews and special friends.
Mary is preceded in death by her
parents Richard and Beatrice
Osenbaugh, sister Charlotte
Kuehr,
daughter
Bethann
(Kenny) Spriggs (nee Zuhl) and
four grandchildren Charlie, KC,
Brandy, and Brian Spriggs.
Funeral services will be Monday, July 21, 2014 at 9:30 from
the
Fagen-Miller
Funeral
Home and at 10:00 am at Saint
James the Less Catholic Church,
9640 Kennedy Avenue, Highland, IN followed by a processional to Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville. Visitation
will be Sunday from 2 to 6 pm at
Fagen-Miller Funeral Home,
2828 Highway Ave., Highland,
IN A prayer service will be held
at 3:00 pm Sunday with a Rosary to follow.
Mary was a graduate of Bishop
Noll High School and Indiana
University. She was retired
from the Community Health
Care System. Mary was an active member of St. James the
Less Catholic Church and coordinator of the Faith Enrichment
Programs. She was also involved in several other religious
activities.
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ALFRED LEE HILTON
CRETE, IL
Alfred Lee Hilton age 85 of
Crete, Illinois passed away on
May 15, 2014.
Arrangements entrusted to
Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main
Street, Crete, Illinois. Inurnment will be on July 25, 2014 at
10:00AM at Abraham Lincoln
National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois.
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WILLIAM E. AIKEN
KOUTS, IN
William E. Aiken, 71, of Kouts,
passed away Monday, July 14,
2014. He was born in 1943 to the
late William M. and Mary
(Obenchain) Aiken. William is
survived by his children William
(Melissa) Aiken, Chad Aiken,
Angela (Justin) Fulk. His grandchildren Tyler, Cody, Riley,
Brody and Brooklyn. His wife
Barb Aiken and her children. His
sisters Barbara Evans and
Norma Hough. William was
preceded in death by his parents, his brother Kenneth Aiken,
and wife Nancy (Leffew) Aiken.
William enjoyed camping, telling jokes, and westerns. In 2009
William retired from the Porter
County Highway Dept. There
will be a memorial service on
Wednesday July 23rd at 6pm at
the
Christian
Church
of
Demotte. 703 15th ST SW
GLORIA ALMODOVAR
EAST CHICAGO, IN
Gloria Almodovar, 82, of East
Chicago, IN passed away
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Regency Hospital in East Chicago,
IN. She leaves to cherish her
memories her children: Bernadino Aponte, Myrna Hernandez
Salvador,
Carmen
(Arabra)
Bradford,
Nereida
(Eladio)
Compres,
Juan
(Vonda)
Almodovar, Norma (Reggie)
Clark, Marcos Almodovar, Jose
Almodovar,
Olga
(Miguel)
Almodovar, and Aida (Rodney)
Pollard.
Visitation will be held Monday,
July 21, 2014 from 2:00 to 8:00
p.m. at Divinity Funeral Home
3831 Main St. East Chicago, IN.
Funeral services will be held
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 11am at
Iglesia De Dios Pentecosta Missionary Church 904 W. Magoun
St. East Chicago, IN 46312. Pastor Jose' A'Martinez officiating.
Interment Elmwood Cemetery.
Divinity Funeral Home in
charge of arrangements.
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JOEL C. AZPEITIA
Joel C. Azpeitia, 65, formerly of
Valparaiso IN passed away June
29,2014 after a brief illness with
his family by his side. He was an
amazing, incredible husband,
father, son and friend and loved
by all who knew him. After 42
years of service at Mittal Steel
he retired to sunny Arizona with
his wife and daughters.
He is survived by his wife, Sonia
of 41 years: three daughters:
Erica (Larry Steele Jr), Adrienne
(Brian McHenry) and Jessica
(Kevin) Shelton; sisters: Virginia
(Jesus) Aguilar, Soledad (Raul)
Ruiz, Eloisa (Salvador) Rocha
and Martha (Major) Seay; one
brother,
Antonio
(Lucy)
Azpeitia and numerous nieces
and nephews. Preceded in death
by his parents: Vicente and
Faustina
Espitia;
brothers:
Vincente
(Laura)
Espitia,
Marcelo
(Antonia)
Espitia,
Josafat (Josephine) Espitia; sisters: Liduvina (Robert) Pena and
Jovita Espitia. He has begun his
passage to Everlasting Life with
Christ.
A Celebration of Life service
will be held July 23, 2014 at 3:00
p.m. MST at St. Anthony of
Padua in Arizona. Angels in
Waiting are in charge of the arrangements.
WILLIAM COX
RENSSELAER, IN
William Cox, 76, of Rensselaer,
passed away Wednesday, July
16, 2014. Survived by his wife
Paulette;
children,
Sherry
(Dave) Greshaw, Donnie Gross,
Bobbi (Joe) Watson, John
(Nancy) Brugh, James (Laura)
Brugh, Lewis Brugh; grandchildren, Katie, Taylor and Bailey
Watson,
Alex,
John
and
Krystina Brugh, Tyler (Caitlin)
Cales; siblings, Goldie Blackledge, James (Jane) Cox, Nellie
Smith, and numerous nieces and
nephews. Willie was a member
of Vergie Christian Church, retired from Ford Motor and was a
Marine Corp. Veteran. He was
loved by all.
Private Cremation through
Sheets Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lowell, Memorial Service will be held at a
later date. In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be given to
American Lung Association.
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military police officer. Married to his late wife
Bernice in 1952, the couple met through siblings
and enjoyed dancing together.
“At weddings, he would wear out my mom,
then others would all be in line waiting to dance
with him,” Bigbie said. “He would wear them out
too. He was a great dancer especially the polka.
He could dance all night long.”
Czubala loved camping, taking his family on
trips every year.
Passionate about his church and singing,
Czubala was an active member of St. Michael
the Archangel National Catholic Church where
he sang in the choir.
In her eulogy, Czubala’s granddaughter Carrie Czubala said “ to say that he was a man who
would give the shirt off his back for anyone is
not quite enough as he was the man who would
also give his pants, his shoes, everything in his
wallet and every last bit of his physical strength
to help anyone in need.”
JOHN G. BARICEVICH
LANSING, IL
BETTY JEAN CLARK
(NEE CARLEY)
HAMMOND, IN
John G. Baricevich age 82 of
Lansing, IL passed away Thursday July 17, 2014; He is survived
by his beloved wife Bernadine
"Betty" (nee Jaranowski); loving
children Debbie (Bill) Farmer,
Diane (Denny) Held and Mary
(Monty) Willis, adored by eight
grandchildren and 10 great
grandchildren; cherishes sisters
Margaret (late John) Linn, Mary
(late Chuck) Crnkovich and
Babe (late Lee) Buttala; numerous nieces and nephews; special
cousins the Ruzich Family; preceded in death by sisters Ika
(Nick) Valentich, Anna (Joseph)
Tratar and brother Nick.
Funeral Services Monday July
21, 2014 at 9:00 am from
Rosemoor Funeral Home
17943 S. Torrence Ave. Lansing,
IL 60438 to Our Lady of Knock
Church for a 10:00 am Mass of
Christian Burial. Internment at
Holy Cross Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held Sunday from 3-8 pm at the funeral
home. John was a Korean War
Army Veteran, worked for
Rupcich Distributing Co. he was
a Captian with the Special Police
Department in the Village of
Lansing, also employed by the
Lansing Public Works Department, he was a member of the
Lansing Knights of Columbus
Council 3540 and member of
Lansing Amercan Legion Post.
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Information
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708-474-2404 or visit
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Betty Jean Clark, age 88, of
Hammond, IN passed away on
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in
Cincinnati, OH. She is survived
by one son, John (Janet) Clark of
Milford, OH; four grandchildren: Lisa (Brian) O 'Brian of
Highland, IN, Sheryl (Mark)
Kozy of Munster, IN, Brent
(Julie) Clark of Waynesville,
OH, Staci (Dan) Meyer of West
Chester, OH; 10 great grand
children: Natalie, Nina, Tim,
Trenton,
Tanner,
Lauren,
Mitchell, Denham, Matthew and
Elizabeth; and one brother, William Carley of Peoria, Illinois.
Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Orville D. Clark,
parents, Samuel F. and Mildred
Carley; and daughter, Gaye L.
Gruhler.
A memorial service to celebrate
her life will be held at the
Bocken Funeral Home, 7042
Kennedy Avenue, Hammond,
(Hessville), IN on Saturday, July
26, 2014 at 11:00 AM with Rev.
Eric Kleinschmidt officiating.
Friends are invited to meet with
the family at the Bocken Funeral
Home from 10:00 AM until the
time of the service.
Betty was born in Hammond,
IN on August 22, 1925; she was a
graduate of Hammond High
School and went on to marry the
love of her life Orville D. Clark in
1944. Betty held several different administrative positions and
retired from the Vail Rubber
Company. She was a beloved
member of the community and
donated her time frequently to
those less fortunate. In her later
years, moved to the Cincinnati
area, resided at the New England Club, was a member of the
Red Hatter's Club and was voted
Queen of her Chapter for several
years.
Betty was a loving mother,
grandmother,
great
grandmother and friend who will be
dearly missed. In lieu of flowers,
please send a donation to your
preferred charity. For further
information
please
contact
Bocken
Funeral
Home
219-844-1600 or
www.bockenfunerals.com
SHIRLEE N. KARRA
(NEE CALDWELL)
HOBART, IN
Shirlee N. Karras (Nee Caldwell), age 76, formally of Hobart, Indiana, passed away Sunday June 29,2014 in Hendersonville, NC. She is survived by her
daughter, Lynn Dee (Rick)
Hackel; grandchildren: Kyle and
Karee Hackel; brother, Jack
(Sandy) Caldwell; brother-inlaw, Frank Ksenak and many
nieces and nephews and special
friends. Shirlee was preceded in
death by her parents: Devere
(Denny) and Virgina Caldwell;
sisters: Gerrie Galanos and Janice Ksenak.
Per Shirlee's request, no services were held.
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