Highland man influenced many

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Andrews, Retta J., 90
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Merrillville
Barman, Edwin G., 84,
DeMotte
Candreva, Sylvia F., 84,
Beecher
Dawson, Richard J., 77,
North Port, Fla.
Eggebrecht, Thomas, 57,
Formerly of Hammond
Hrisinko, Mary A. (nee
Hivko), 97, South
Chicago
Keck, Robert “Andy” Jr.,
91, Mt. Vernon, Ind.
Kowalisyn, Margie, 91,
Munster
Marcisz, Tara Marie, 37,
Calumet City
Michnal, Kathleen A.,
69, Huntington, Ind.
Moore, Marva A.
Peksenak, Andrew M.
“Tiny”, 40, Portage
Redding, Richard L., 53,
Crown Point
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Hammond
Ritter, Glenna E. (nee
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Schulatz, Andrew, 42,
Merrillville
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Crown Point
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Hobart
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DeMotte
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ROBERT ENGERSKI | Feb. 26, 1932 — May 12, 2014
Highland man influenced many
CARRIE RODOVICH
Times Correspondent
Services for Robert Engerski were May 18 at Kuiper
Funeral Home, Highland.
RETTA JUNE ANDREWS
Retta June Andrews, age 90,
passed away peacefully at
Brownsburg Meadows Health
Care Facility on Wednesday,
June 11, 2014. She retired from
R&L Department Store, was a
former member of Eagles, and a
beautician in Mt. Carmel, IL.
Retta is survived by daughter,
DeLana (Charles) Romanenko of
Avon, IN; two sisters: Gwen
Huff and Joyce Caldwell; six
grandchildren;
eight
great
grandchildren; and daughterin-law, Teresa Malone of IL.
She was preceded in death by
husband, Ralph Andrews, Sr.;
one brother, William Singleton;
and parents: Frank Singleton
and Verna Alcorn.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
are preferred to Horizon Care,
Inc., 252 Meadows Drive, Suite
6, Danville, IN 46122.
A funeral service for Retta will
be held Saturday, June 14, 2014
at 11:00 a.m. at Rees Funeral
Home, Hobart Chapel, 600
West Old Ridge Road, Hobart
with Pastor Bob Burton officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park, Hobart,
IN. Visitation will be Friday,
June 13, 2014 from 4:00-8:00
p.m. at Rees Funeral Home,
Hobart Chapel. For more information, please call (219)
942-2109 or visit us online at
Reesfuneralhomes.com.
MARY A. HRISINKO
(NEE HIVKO)
SOUTH CHICAGO, IL
Mary A. Hrisinko (nee Hivko),
age 97, lifelong of South Chicago. Beloved wife of the late
Frank. Loving mother of Mary
Ann (Ted Peters Jr.) Hrisinko.
Loving sister of the late John
(late Irene), late Joseph Hivko,
late Sue (late Bernard) Bolte,
and the late Andy Hivko. Also
survived by many nieces and
nephews.
Mary was a longtime active
member of St. John the Baptist
Slovak Church. She was also a
parishioner of Sacred Heart
Church and St. George Church
as well as a member of the St.
George Seniors. Mary was
known to all her family and
friends as "Chicken Mary" and
will be deeply missed by all who
knew her.
Visitation Friday 2:00-9:00
p.m. Funeral services Saturday,
June 14, 2014 at 9:15 a.m. from
the Elmwood Chapel, 11200 S.
Ewing Ave., Chicago to Sacred
Heart Church (2864 E. 96th St)
for Mass of Christian Burial at
10:00 a.m. Interment St. John
Cemetery, Hammond, IN.
773-731-2749
www.elmwoodchapel.com
Robert Engerski was a hardworking and
honest man with a great sense of humor who
was a father figure to many, said Sheryl Sculley,
the oldest of his seven children.
“Dad was a simple man. He did not need
a lot of material things,” she said. “He would
want to be remembered as a man who loved
his family and would do anything for his wife
and his seven children, their spouses and his 18
grandchildren.”
Robert Engerski, 82, of Highland, died May
12. He had been a teacher at Lake Central High
School and had been Highland Town Board
president. He had worked at The Chicago Tribune, The Hammond Times and Rand McNally
as a printer before founding Engerski Graphics.
He is survived by his wife of almost 63 years,
Marilynne Engerski.
SANDRA BADYLAK
(NEE BOGDAN)
MERRILLVILLE, IN
Sandra Badylak (nee Bogdan)
age 70, of Merrillville, passed
away Tuesday, June 3, 2014. She
is survived by her husband,
Kenneth of 43 years; daughter,
Stephanie (Neil) Huntley; son,
Kenneth Badylak, Jr.; sister,
Shevaun Eaton; brother-inlaw, Steve (Mary) Badylak; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by parents:
Aurel and Mary Bogdan.
Mrs. Badylak was a member of
St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic
Church. She was a graduate of
Lew Wallace High School, Class
of 1962, received her B.S. Degree from Western Michigan
and her Masters Degree in math
from Purdue University. Sandra
was a retired math teacher from
Crown Point High School with
35 years of service. She enjoyed
painting, gardening, and vacationing down in Florida.
Family and friends may call at
Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service (6360 Broadway, Merrillville) on Saturday, June 14,
2014 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Funeral services will begin at 10:30
a.m. from the Pruzin Brothers
Chapel and 11:00 a.m. from St.
Andrew the Apostle Catholic
Church (801 W. 73rd Ave., Merrillville) with Rev. Brian Chadwick officiating. Services will
conclude at church with cremation to follow. Family and
friends may share an online
condolence or memory at:
www.pruzinfuneralservice.com
MARGIE KOWALISYN
MUNSTER, IN
Margie Kowalisyn, age 91, of
Munster, IN, passed away
peacefully at home on Sunday,
June 8, 2014. Preceded in death
by her husband, Andrew "Buck"
Kowalisyn;
brother,
Leslie
"Bud" Johnson; sister, Dorothy
"Peggy" Holbrook; Roy Holbrook, John, Al (Pauline), Bill,
Nick (Donna) Kowalisyn, Mary
(Bill) Fry, Ann Nelson, and Eve
Zimmerman. She is survived by
her children: Bruce (Nora Vega)
Kowalisyn, Gary Kowalisyn, and
Sandra (Larry) O'Gean; grandchildren: Stacey, Jeff, Brian,
Amy, and Nancy; and numerous
great grandchildren. Also survived by Bob Zimmerman,
Shirle Kowalisyn, and many
nieces and nephews.
Margie was a devoted wife,
mother, and grandmother. She
always had a smile for you and
was loved by all who knew her.
She will be dearly missed.
Visitation will be on Thursday
June 12, 2014 from 4:00-8:00
PM at Kish Funeral Home,
10000 Calumet Ave., Munster,
IN. Funeral services will be held
Friday, June 13, 2014 at 10:00
AM at the funeral home. Interment will be at Historic Maplewood Cemetery, Crown Point,
IN. www.kishfuneralhome.net
EDWIN G. BARMAN
DEMOTTE, IN
Edwin G. Barman, age 84 of
DeMotte, IN passed away on
Monday, June 9, 2014. He was
born on October 11, 1929 in
Hammond, IN the son of George
and Virgadel Barman, both are
deceased.
On July 17, 1970, in Highland,
IN, Edwin married Eulalie
(Pilotte). He worked at E.I Dupont for over 25 years as a machinist. He was a member of the
St. Cecilia Catholic Church of
DeMotte, IN.
Edwin is survived by his loving
wife of 43 years, Eulalie; seven
children:
Jeanine
(Gordon)
Thrall, Edwin (Karen) Barman,
Ronald Barman, Gerald Barman,
Kenneth (Sally) Barman, Kathy
(Larry) Just, Darlene Barman;
six
step-children:
Rebecca
Bambrick, Gretchen (Ed) Robinson, Jeff (Laura) Fox, Christopher Fox, Alan (Michelle) Fox,
Anthony Fox; 23 grandchildren;
and 13 great grandchildren. He
was preceded in death by Patricia (Ferree) Barman; and
step-son, Michael Fox.
A Life Celebration will be held
at Jackson Funeral Service from
12:00 - 1:30 PM, Friday, June,
13, 2014 at the Jackson Funeral
Service of DeMotte, IN. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be held at
the St. Cecilia Catholic Church,
DeMotte, IN at 2:00 PM Friday,
June 13, 2014 at the St. Cecilia
Catholic Church, 334 15th Street
SW, DeMotte, IN 46310 with
Father Dave Hellman officiating. Interment will be held at a
later date at the Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Also see
www.jacksonfuneral.com.
RICHARD L. REDDING
CROWN POINT, IN
Richard L. Redding, age 53, of
Crown Point, passed away on
Monday, June 9, 2014. He is
survived by his wife of 20 years,
Kelly; sons: Eric and Alex;
daughters: Sarah and Emma;
granddaughter,
Aubrey
Miller-Redding; sisters: Lauren
(Fred) Weed and Elaine (Mark)
Kolb. Preceded in death by his
parents: Richard E. and Dorothy
N. Redding; and sister, Anne
Chesnutt.
A memorial service celebrating
Rich's life will be held at a later
date. In lieu of flowers, contributions for the benefit of
Rich's children would be appreciated. Burns Funeral Home &
Crematory in charge of arrangements.
www.burnsfuneral.com
He loved teaching kids about the printing
profession, Sculley said, and loved to get others to love it, too.
“Dad began his printing career as a Linotype operator for the newspapers and learned
the new computer technology of type-setting
mid-career. He enjoyed sharing that knowledge with young people and inspired many
to become printers,” she said. “He was also a
father figure to many of his students who did
not have strong family backgrounds.”
Sculley said her father worked hard to support his family, always working two jobs. He
enjoyed being involved in politics, and had
served on the school board and as a Democratic
Precinct committeeman.
“What he loved most was being with family and outdoor activities. Playing basketball
on the driveway, volleyball in the back yard, or
swimming in the family pool or in Lake Michigan,” she said.
JOANN BONO
(NEE FURLIN)
MERRILLVILLE, IN
Joann Bono (nee Furlin), age 80
of Merrillville, passed away
Monday, June 9, 2014. She is
survived by three daughters:
Angela (Brian) Benjamin, Shirley
Bono, and Judy Bono; two sons:
John (Stephanie) Bono, Jr. and
Robert (Deanna) Bono; five
grandchildren: Nicole (Paul)
Wilson, Amanda and Samantha
Vetterick, Claudia and Ella
Bono;
great
grandchildren:
Alexis and Kynzley Wilson;
sister-in-law, Letitia Furlin; and
many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband,
John; brother, Samuel Furlin;
parents: Joseph and Angelina
Furlin.
Mrs. Bono was a member of St.
Joseph the Worker Catholic
Church. She was a graduate of
Froebel High School, received
her Master's degree in teaching
from Indiana University Northwest, and served as a school
teacher for the Gary Diocesan
School System for over 40
years. Joann belonged to the
Delta Kappa Gamma Society,
Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and
Women of the Moose, Chapter
249.
Family and friends may call at
Pruzin
Brothers
Funeral
Service (6360 Broadway, Merrillville) on Thursday from
2:00-8:00 p.m. with a prayer
service at 5:00 p.m. Funeral
services will be held Friday, June
13, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. from
Pruzin Brothers Chapel and
10:00 a.m. from St. Joseph the
Worker Catholic Church (330
East 45th Ave., Gary) with Rev.
Steven Loncar officiating. At
rest Calvary Cemetery, Portage.
Family and friends may share an
online condolence or memory at
www.pruzinfuneralservice.com
RICHARD J. DAWSON
NORTH PORT, FL
Richard J. Dawson, 77, of North
Port, FL passed away May 27,
2014. He was born September 3,
1936 in Marion, OH and moved
to Florida in 1991 from Hammond, IN.
Richard was a retired Machine
Operator. He enjoyed woodworking and crafts and loved
coaching his sons' Little League
baseball teams and watching his
grandsons'
baseball
games.
Richard was proud to raise with
his wife a special son to be
self-sufficient. Robert was his
right hand guy. Many people
doubted Robert would be
self-sufficient but he did it and
Mr. Dawson was so proud of
him. He also expressed that his
wife was his love and the most
beautiful women.
Survivors include his wife of 56
years, Carol; daughter, Susan
(Rob) Bateman; sons: Robert,
Raymond (Teresa), and Rick
(Jackie) Dawson; sister, Loucile
Dunbar; grandchildren: Michael
(Megan), Christopher, Ryan
(Brittney), Robert, Tyler Dawson, Stephen (Alisha), Robert,
Tommy (Caryssa), and Jacob
(Ashlyn) Bateman; great grandchildren: Brenden, Abby Dawson, and Mia Bateman; and
nephew, David Pry.
Graveside services will be held
Monday, June 16, 2014 at 2:30
p.m. at Chapel Lawn Cemetery
Schererville, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be
to TideWell Hospice Inc., 5955
Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, FL.
34238.
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