• Crown Point,  Hobart

    Virgil C. Kaiser

    Virgil E. Kaiser, age 90, of Crown Point, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020 at Chesterton Manor. He started farming, then became a milkman for Schmal’s Dairy, then Pleasant View Dairy. He was an operator engineer of the Local 150, retired from Heckett Engineering at Inland Steel as a lube man. Preceded in death by his beloved wife Betty Jean (Peterson), parents, George and Emma Kaiser, sister Dorothy Manning (Jim), and brother Roland Kaiser (Alyce). Survived by loving family, 3 daughters, Denise (Doug) Molchan, Debbie (Randy) Mickey, and Pam (Mark) Zellers. Eight grandchildren: Scott (Kati), Dawn (Jason), Danielle (Erik), Eric (Andrea), Erin (Kyle), Josh (Jenny), Mandi, and Kyle. Nine great-grandchildren.…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Joseph C. Heurer Jr.

    Joseph Cecil Heuer, Jr., age 88 of Crown Point, passed away March 29, 2020. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Crown Point. He received his BS from Purdue University and his MS degree from Indiana State University. Joe served in the US Army from 1954-1956. Joe retired after 33 years as a Technical Drawing teacher at Crown Point HS. He was preceded in death by his first wife-Carolyn J. Heuer; parents-Joseph and Laura M.(Sheets) Heuer; brothers-Herbert R. Heuer, Hollis H. Heuer; sisters-Garnetta Jean Thom, Shirley Case. He is survived by his wife-Donna Heuer; 2 daughters-Jeannette (Kenneth) Cordell and Marianne Peddy; sons-Cary (Bernice) Heuer and Karl (Kathleen)…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Dimitrius “D.” Funk

    Dimitrius T. Funk "D", of Crown Point, passed away April 1, 2020. D. was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend to so many. He spent his whole life self-employed in the trucking industry. His passion was mentoring so many different people to help their business grow. D’s family describes him as being their best friend, strength and their everything. He loved spending time with family, friends and bike riding, golfing, watching baseball and hockey. Family meant the world to D. and he continues to live on throughout the memories of countless individuals. He was preceded in death by his father- Willy Funk. He is survived by his loving wife…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Vincent C Arnn

    Vincent “Vince” Carl Arnn, age 55, of Portage, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loved ones, and was welcomed into the arms of Jesus, on April 1, 2020. He was born in Gary, IN., on February 27, 1965 to the late Connie (Delbert) Burkes and to George (Theresa) Arnn. Vince graduated from Wheeler High School in 1984. He served honorably in the United States Army. After his military service, he became a printer at DSC Containers. Vince loved God, his family, camping, fishing, and riding his Harley. He was a member of Crossroads Family Church in Portage. Vince was preceded in death by his sons-Alan M. Arnn and…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Edward W Murphy

    Edward William Murphy, born into life, October 25, 1937, son of Edward and Laura Murphy, was born into eternal life, April 1, 2020. His life was full. Ed was an Air Force veteran. He retired after 25 years as a C.P.A. Ed was preceded in death by his infant daughter- Amy Amanda; ex-wife- Janet Murphy. He is survived by his children- Susan (Rod) Stanton and James (Heather) Murphy; grandchildren- Katie and Ricky Stanton and Taryn Murphy; sister- Laura Smith; many nieces and nephews. Private funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Burns Funeral Home, Crown Point. www.burnsfuneral.com

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Betty Lou Austin

    Betty Lou Austin, (nee Premus), age 89, of Crown Point, passed away peacefully at her home on March 28, 2020. She grew up in Chicago Heights, IL and was a graduate of Bloom High School, class of 1948. Betty fell in love with and married Virgil C. Austin, of Benton, IL in 1951. The couple settled in Merrillville, IN, were they raised their two daughters- Sandy and Patti. She was a dedicated and hard worker. Betty worked as the laboratory supervisor at Ross Clinic for many years before retiring. She was a devoted loving mother and was very proud of her family. She loved being a grandmother to her 3…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    David C Lau

    David C. Lau, age 70, passed away suddenly on March 18, 2020. Originally from Hong Kong, David embarked on a journey to the United States in his early 20s to build a better life for himself. He pursued restaurant management as a career and retired from Horseshoe Casino in 2014. He enjoyed trips to Chinatown, documentaries on space and nature, classic movies and music, and spending time with his granddaughter, Olivia. David was preceeded in death by his son – Joshua Beller; brother – Chung Ho; mother – Hon Wai; father – Lau Ying Yim. He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years – Winnie Lau; children –…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Mildred “Mitzi” Ann Pogo

    Mildred “Mitzi” Ann Pogo (nee Ribar), age 90, of Hobart, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2020. She was a graduate of Froebel High School. Mitzi was a member of St. Michael’s Byzantine Church, a member of the American Legion Post 100 in Lake Station, Women of the Moose, former member of VFW 1562 and the Greek Catholic Union Insurance Lodge #66. She will be greatly missed. Mitzi was preceded in death by her parents-George and Julia Ribar; husband-Edward Pogo; son-Emil F. Kohut, Jr.; brothers-Theodore and Myron Ribar. She is survived by her brother- Jerome (Nancy) Ribar. A private visitation for Mitzi will be Friday, April 3, 2020, from 10:00…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Leroy L Dewar

    Leroy L. Dewar, age 57, of Hobart, passed away January 6, 2020. He attended Merrillville High School. Leroy was preceded in death by his parents-Leroy and Carol Dewar. He is survived by his mother-Mary Ann Dewar; brother-Tony Dewar of Hebron; sisters-Vickie (Mike) Leke of FL., Patti (John) Krowiarz of FL., Pam Zoltko of Washington; many loving nieces and nephews. Fulfilling Leroy’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral services. Burns Funeral Home (Hobart) entrusted with arrangements. www.burnsfuneral.com.

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Androniki “Niki” Stavrinoudis

    Androniki Stavrinoudis, affectionately known as Niki, age 81 of Crown Point, passed away March 26, 2020. She was a retired chef and a member of SS. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral. She was preceded in death by her parents Michael and Matrona Stassis (Leovari); siblings-Kosta Stassis, Dimitroula Stroumbouli, and Angeliki Kritouli. She is survived by son-Steve (Nancy) Stavrinoudis; daughter-Maria (Tony) Davis (Stavrinoudis); grandchildren-Ariana and Alaina Davis. A private Funeral Service will take place at SS. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Interment at Ridgelawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SS. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 8000 Madison St. Merrillville, IN 46410. Burns Funeral…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Richard Carl Zickuhr

    Richard C. “Dick” Zickuhr, age 75, of Hobart, passed away peacefully on March 23, 2020. He was a graduate of Hobart High School, Class of 1963. Dick served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a retired employee of US Steel-Gary Works. Dick was a member of the American Legion Valparaiso Post No. 94. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, golfer, and bowler and loved to travel. Dick was preceded in death by his parents-Carl and Genevieve Zickuhr. He is survived by his wife-Joanne (nee Davis); children-Micelle Gentry of Hobart, Scott (Leslie) Zickuhr of Crown Point, Mike (Patricia) Geary of Schaumburg, IL., Erin (Dr. Joe) Hurst…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Kire Pavlovski

    Kire Pavlovski, age 84 of Crown Point, returned to his heavenly home on March 23, 2020 after a valiant battle with a long illness. Kire was born on April 18, 1935 in the small village of Bolno located in the mountains of Macedonia. As a young man, Kire proudly served in the Yugoslav People’s Army alongside the men of his generation for the defense of their homelands. After his military service, he departed his beloved Macedonia to cross the ocean in search of a new future. Kire would come to the United States and eventually find work in the steel mills of Northwest Indiana. There he spent the rest of…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Alexander Peter Camplan

    Alexander P. Camplan, age 68, of Hobart, passed away March 21, 2020. He graduated from Hobart High School, Class of 1970 and served for the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam era. Alex was an Ironworker for Local 395 for over 35 years. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Alex will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents-Oren and Orleen Clark; brother-Richard “Smitty”. Alex is survived by his loving wife of 46 years-Sheila; children Shannon (Joe) Samreta, Jeremy (Lindsay) Camplan, and Troy Camplan; six grandchildren-Joey, Maddie, Andy, Presley, Blake, Brayden; siblings-Dan (Lori) Camplan, Yvonne (Joe) Sabocik, and Debbie (John) Hatch; many nieces and nephews. Due…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Terry Lee Bartholomew

    Terry Lee Bartholomew, age 66, of Crown Point, passed away peacefully in his home March 21, 2020. He was an avid junk collector. He loved his grandchildren; they were his pride and joy. Terry was a graduate of Crown Point High School, class of 1973. He retired from Vesuvius U.S.A after 35 years of service. He is was preceded in death by his parents- Richard and June Bartholomew; brother- William Lippincott. Terry is survived by his wife- Annetta (nee Neely) Bartholomew of 40 years; children- Belinda Bartholomew, Tabitha Bartholomew, Terri Lynn (Steven) Rosenquist; grandchildren- Christopher, Makayla Bartholomew, Hunter, Zoe Rosenquist; brothers- Jack Lippincott, Randy Bartholomew, Andy Bartholomew; sister- Candy Bartholomew.…