Gary,  Hobart,  Merrillville

Frances Remenius

Frances Remenius, age 84 passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

She is survived by her children, Helen Hansell, Ernie (Terri) Remenius and Lisa (Jeff) Baker; grandchildren, Michael (Justina), Melissa, Melinda, Evan, Sicily, Christopher, Mariah (Charles), Cody and Hannah and seven beautiful great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her parents Paul and Helen Milenkoff (née Shayotovich), her beloved husband; Ernest Remenius, sister; Katherine Rollins and son in law; James “Mike” Hansell.

Frances lived most of her life in Gary Indiana and was a 1952 graduate of Tolleston High School. She worked for many years with her husband in the Communications Department at the Gary Police Garage and ultimately retired from the Recorders Office at the Lake County Government Center. Soon after retirement she moved with her loving husband to Monticello Indiana, on Lake Shafer.

Frances truly loved spending time with her family and cooking meals to feed everyone. In addition she loved to sing and had a beautiful voice. She also had artistic talents in drawing pictures for her family. She enjoyed crocheting, playing bingo, reading mystery novels and playing on her iPad. She was a wonderful story teller and was often the life of the party. She always knew how to light up a room with just her smile.

Frances will always be remembered for the love that she shared with others, especially her family.

A Funeral service will be held on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 11:00 am at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (7535 Taft Street, Merrillville) with Fr. James Meade officiating. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart to Heart Hospice, 1385 N Baldwin Avenue, Marion, Indiana 46952. For further information call 219-736-5840 or visit

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