• Crown Point,  Hobart

    Angeline I Kinney

    Angeline “Angie” I. Kinney, age 88, of Schererville, passed away August 16, 2019. She was born on October 21, 1930 to Louis H. and Helen George in Gary, IN. Angie graduated from Lew Wallace High School in 1948. She attended and graduated from Ward Belmont College in 1950 and Indiana University Bloomington in 1952. Angie enjoyed philanthropic work. She was a past president of Tri Kappa, Gamma Theta Chapter. She volunteered at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Crown Point and served on the board of the Crown Point library. Before raising her children, Angie taught 4th grade at Edison Elementary School in Gary. Angie is survived by her husband of 64…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Sandra M Zivic (nee Ranilovich)

    Sandra M. Zivic, (nee Ranilovich), age 73, of Hobart, passed away August 12, 2019. She was born February 5, 1946 to Max and Katherine Ranilovich. Sandra was a 1964 graduate of Lew Wallace High School. She married her high school beau-John R. Zivic, on January 10, 1970. Sandra was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 42 years-John; brother-Thomas R. “Tommy” Ranilovich; sister-Dorothy Loar. Graveside services at historic Maplewood Cemetery in Crown Point will be private. Burns Funeral Home (Hobart) entrusted with arrangements. www.burnsfuneral.com.

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Ruben Jimenez

    Ruben Jimenez, age 59 of Rensselaer, passed away August 14, 2019. He retired as a pipefitter from U.S. Steel after over 35 years. Ruben was an avid sports fan, especially the Cubs. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather. He will be greatly missed. Ruben was preceded in death by his father- Federico. He is survived by his wife- JoAnn; children- Yolanda (Arnell) Washington, Sabrina Walker; grandchildren- Arnell Ruben, Emilio, Allycia, Izabella; 8 siblings; numerous nieces and nephews. Private funeral arrangements entrusted to Burns Funeral Home, Crown Point. www.burnsfuneral.com

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Anthony S. Nowasadski

    Anthony Stanley Nowasadski, age 65 of Hobart, passed away on August 8, 2019. He attended Horace Mann High School and graduated from Hobart High School. Tony retired from Ralston Trucking in Valparaiso. He was preceded in death by his parents- Victor F. and Florence Nowasadski; brother- Victor A. Nowasadski. Tony is survived by his wife of 27 years- Karen Nowasadski; son- Anthony S. (Tara) Nowasadski, Jr.; granddaughter- Alissa Miller; great-grandson- Benjamin Miller. Funeral services will be private. Burns Funeral Home (Hobart) entrusted with arrangements. www.burnsfuneral.com

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Jep J. Blackmon Jr.

    Jep J. Blackmon, Jr., age 74 of Demotte, passed away on August 9, 2019. He was a veteran of the Viet Nam War- U.S. ARMY RANGER, BIG RED 1. Jep was a retired Correctional Officer for the Indiana Department of Corrections. He was a lifetime member of the Lowell Colfax Lodge No. 378 F. & A.M., past master of Knox Lodge 639, and a member of American Legion Roselawn Post No. 238. Jep was preceded in death by his sister- Sharon Jernigan, and brother- George Blackmon. He is survived by his wife of 50 years- Roylene Blackmon; 3 sons- Casey (Elizabeth) Blackmon of Lake Dale, Wesley Buck (Missy) Blackmon of…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Sudie R. Green

    Sudie R.Green, age 91 of Crown Point, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 8, 2019, surrounded by her family. She is survived by her loving children, Pam (Ron) Thomas, Steve (Diana) Green, and Steven (Sandy) Green; 8 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and 7 great, great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luke and Nancy Hughes, her husband, Calvin, and son, Jeffrey. Sudie was employed at Dyer Mercy Hospital for 15 years. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. Visitation Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 9-11 am prior to the funeral at 11 a.m. at Burns Funeral Home, 10101 Broadway, Crown Point, IN. Interment Calumet Park…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Ruth L McConnell

    Ruth L. McConnell (nee Wellman), age 94, of the Willows in Valparaiso, IN., passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 10, 2019. She was born and raised in Gary, IN., daughter of Henry and Pearl Wellman. Ruth was a graduate of Emerson High School, class of 1942. She married William McConnell, also of Gary, October 25, 1947 at St. Luke’s Parish. Ruth worked at Union Drawn Steel and Sears in Gary. Ruth will be remembered for many things, her participation in the community memberships in her clubs, her sewing, and especially her baking. The most unforgettable, however, she will be remembered for her smile and laugh, gifts she gave…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Patricia Ann Harrigan

    Patricia Ann Harrigan, age 87, of Hobart, passed away peacefully at home on August 8, 2019. Patti was a retired nurse and formerly worked with her husband, A.F. “Pete”, at Harrigan Real Estate in Hobart. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hobart, the Maria Reiner Center in Hobart, St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary in Hobart, and Hobart Kiwanis. Patti was preceded in death by her husband-A.F. “Pete” Harrigan; daughter-Stacee Harrigan; sister-Betty Lou Stine. She is survived by her daughter-Debra (Ron) Schwuchow; son-Jason Harrigan; four grandchildren-Andy (Stephanie), John (Holly), and Michael Schwuchow, Peter (Hannah) Harrigan; seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Melba Gay Fixter

    Melba Gay Fixter, age 81 from Dyer, passed away July 30. She was a department manager for Osco Drugs, where she worked for 38 years. Melba was an avid roller skater and had many varied interests from ballroom dancing to handwriting analysis. Melba was preceded in death by her loving husband of 46 years – Harold Fixter and her sister – Sheela Hume. She is survived by her sons – David and Robert, Robert’s wife Cynthia and their children – Jacklyn and Zackary, Melba’s grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers – Raymond and Jerry Caldwell and her sister Trina Stump. Memorial service arrangements have been made for August…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    William "Bill" Thomas Fortner III

    William “Bill” Thomas Fortner III, age 35, of Hobart, passed away on August 1, 2019. Born in Orange County, California, he was the son of William Thomas Fortner Jr. and Laura Lee Fortner. Bill graduated from Elsinore High School in 2002 and settled down in Hobart, IN, where he was employed with the City of Hobart. He enjoyed music, riding his motorcycle, playing his guitar, and spending time with family and friends. Bill was a loving and devoted father to his two beautiful children, Hannah, age 10 and Daniel, age 9. He will be remembered for his kind heart and glowing smile and will be deeply missed by all that…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Mary Lou Ingham

    Mary Lou Ingham, age 92 of Crown Point, passed away August 4, 2019. She was a longtime member and volunteer at Church of the Four Seasons, Winfield. Mary Lou was a talented seamstress, gardener, painter, and enjoyed ceramics. She was truly the heart of the family. Mary Lou will be deeply missed by all that knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 69 years- C. Frank Ingham; granddaughter- Kristina Komenich; brother- Freeman Russell; sister- Jean. Mary Lou is survived by her children- Bruce (Kay) Ingham, Kevin (Marla) Ingham, Julie (Mike) Heeg, Terri (Bret) Muldner; grandchildren- Kara Komenich, Andy and Alex Ingham, Evan and…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Anselmo Guzman

    Anselmo Guzman, age 100 of Rensselaer, formerly of Puerto Rico and Griffith passed away on August 3, 2019. He worked at US Steel for 34 years. He is survived by his son-John (Deborah) Guzman of San Diego; daughters-Nellie (John) Guzman-Rodriguez, Yolanda (Joseph) Guzman-Shuman, Carmen Guzman; grandchildren-Raymundo Rodriguez, Juan Rodriguez, Erika (Eliseo) Rodriguez, Carmen Guzman, Nicholas Guzman, Liana Kaptur, Alexander Kaptur, Jacob, Jason, and James Shuman; great- grandchildren-Ciara, Kristopher, Chloe, and Enrique Rodriguez. Memorial visitation on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, from 4 pm until time of memorial service at 7 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home, 10101 Broadway, Crown Point, IN. www.burnsfuneral.com

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Audrey Ritz

    Audrey Ritz, age 103, of Crown Point, formally of Merrillville and Indianapolis, was born in Hobart, IN on April 15, 1916. She passed away peacefully at her home on August 3rd, 2019. She graduated with honors from Froebel High School in Gary, Indiana in 1934. The Great Depression prevented her from attending college, despite her love of learning. While working at Handley’s Drug Store in Gary, Audrey met a customer who needed an alarm clock for his new job. This man, Oscar Ritz, became her husband in 1943. Throughout Audrey’s life, she maintained a garden that yielded award-winning flowers and vegetables, a genealogy interest which lead to her induction in…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Darl D. Gatlin

    Darl D. Gatlin, age 80 of Valparaiso, IN passed away on July 31, 2019. Darl was in in the Operations Engineers Local 150 for over 60 years. He is survived by his wife of 63 years-JoAnn Gatlin; children-Gale (Tony) Gargano, Darl Gatlin Jr., Gary (Susan) Gatlin, Lisa (Buzzy) Underwood, Gina Gatlin (Mark Modrowski); 10 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Private funeral arrangements entrusted to Burns Funeral Home. www.burnsfuneral.com