• Crown Point,  Hobart

    Delores “Lori” L. Pawlus

    Delores L. “Lori” Pawlus, age 60 of Crown Point, passed away February 15, 2020. She was a graduate of Merrillville High School, Class of 77, and co-owner of Subway restaurant in Crown Point. Lori was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and aunt. She will be greatly missed. Lori is survived by her husband of 36 years- Edward; daughters- Kate Pawlus and Kristi (Harry) Manos and Madison Pluchinsky; parents- Ralph and Betty Smith; siblings- Don (Becky) Smith, Judy (Fred) Benich, and Karin (late Steve) Pluchinsky; many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at 6 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home, 10101 Broadway, Crown…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Eleanore Bukowski

    Eleanore V. (nee Szymanski) Bukowski, age 100, of Crown Point, formerly of Glen Park, passed away February 14, 2020. She was born October 18, 1919 to Walter and Kathryn Szymanski. Eleanore was a graduate of Lew Wallace High School, class of ’38. She was a member of, the Knights of Columbus Msgr Ryder 4047 Wives, the American Legion Auxiliary Post 214, and Holy Family Archconfraternity. She was also a Blessed Sacrament Girls Scout leader, and a member of St Mary’s Church, PNA, Madame Curie, Daughters of Isabella. Eleanore was preceded in death by her husband- Thomas A. Bukowski Sr.; grandson- Thomas A. Bukowski III; 2 sisters; 6 brothers. She is…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Jeffrey Alan Draper

    Jeffrey “Jeff” Alan Draper, age 68, of Crown Point, passed away on February 13 2020. He was born in Gary, Indiana to parents John Marshall Draper and Janet (Adank) Draper-Nutt. He was a graduate of Merrillville HS class of ’69. Jeff graduated from Indiana University where he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He remained a spirited Hoosier basketball fan, a passion he shared with his son. Jeff worked as a financial advisor at Prudential for 47 years. Jeff had a gift for making everyone he met a friend and turning even the most mundane gathering into a party. He was a member of the Methodist Hospital Foundation…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Frances Ann Wagner

    Frances Ann Wagner, age 93 of Crown Point, passed away February 13, 2020. Fran was a member of St. Matthias Church in Crown Point. She was a volunteer at St. Mary Medical Center in Gary. Fran’s passion was reading and her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years- Albert F. She is survived by 2 sons-Gary (Nancy) Wagner of Lowell, Dean (Kathay) Wagner of Altoona, PA; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; brother-David (Terri) Finochio of Altoona, PA. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 2 p.m. until the time of funeral service at 4 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home, 10101…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Larry H Spisak

    Larry H. Spisak, age 92, of Merrillville, passed away February 13, 2020. He was a Veteran of the Korean War. He was a devoted usher at St. Bridget Catholic Church, and built the new altar for the church. Larry was a published photographer and enjoyed woodworking. He was a member of St. Thomas Council, #347, Hobart. He will be greatly missed. Larry was preceded in death by his parents- Henry and Helen; sisters-Mary Ann and Audrey. He is survived by his wife of 63 years-Virginia son-Michael; many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation for Larry will be Sunday, February 16, 2020, from 2-6:00 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home, 701 East 7th…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Stanley “Steve” Fajman

    Stanley (Steve) Fajman, age 81 of Crown Point, IN went to be with the love of his life, his late wife,-Nancy Fajman on February, 11, 2020. Stanley was born July 7, 1938 in Yugoslavia. He was preceded in death by his parents-Ernest and Rose Fajman; wife-Nancy Fajman; daughter-Lisa Gerrity; granddaughter-Holiday Gerrity; nephew-Jonathan Mosher. Stanley is survived by his children-Mark (Deborah Stasiak) Fajman ; Karen (Jerald) Nauracy; Michael (Michelle) Fajman; grandchildren-Nicholas (Lindsay McClain) Nauracy; Meagan (Reece Scianimanico) Fajman; ; Melissa Fajman; Madison (Austin Gunter) Nauracy; Makayla Fajman; great-grandchild-Easton Nauracy; brother-John (Joyce) Fajman; sister-Ann (Robert) Hupke; numerous nieces and nephews. Stanley retired from Lehigh Cement Co and was an avid hunter and…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Stephanie Dawn Reese

    Stephanie Dawn Reese, age 40, of Lake Station, passed away and went to be with her mother on February 12, 2020. Stephanie was born April 4, 1979, in Tucson, AZ. She had unconditional love for her family, friends, animals, and strangers, as well as for her Tucson family. Stephanie was a beautiful jewelry maker and was the owner of Rock Rebel Jewelry. She loved her customers and enjoyed making one of a kind pieces. Stephanie was a huge lover of music with her attending well over a thousand concerts in her lifetime. Her son, Ethan, was the love of her life and she was extremely proud of his accomplishments. Stephanie…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Lorraine T. Klobucar

    Lorraine T. Klobucar, age 90 of Crown Point, passed away February 10, 2020. She was a longtime volunteer at Crown Point Christian Village, and a former active member and deaconess of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Lorraine was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years- Frank; daughter- Nancy. She is survived by her sons- Frank (Connie) Klobucar, Matt (Kim) Klobucar, Joe (Janet) Klobucar, David Klobucar (Gus Torres); grandchildren- Kyle, Ryan (Amy), Adam (Liz), James; great- grandchildren- Zoey, Ryker. Step-granddaughters- Tabitha Castro, Lela Reardon; sisters-in-law- Mitzie Klobucar, Renee Klobucar, niece and goddaughter- Sharon (Greg) Malik; nephews- Ben (Angie) Slowinski, Kirk (Kim) Slowinski, Fred (Pat) Slowinski, Gregory (Eva) Slowinski, numerous…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Mary D. Altomere

    Mary D. Altomere, age 88 of Crown Point, formerly of Gary, passed away February 9, 2020. She graduated from Lew Wallace HS and was an assistant for Dr. Goodwin in Merrillville. She was preceded in death by her husband-Steve and brothers-John and Marco Bunchich. Mary is survived by her son-Mark and grandchild- David Altomere. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 9 am until the funeral service at 11 am at Burns Funeral Home, 10101 Broadway, Crown Point, IN. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.www.burnsfuneral.com

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Daniel E Lemon

    Daniel E. Lemon, age 70, of Hobart, formerly of Gary, passed away February 2, 2020. He was a graduate of Hobart High School; served in the Vietnam War in the Marines, was an avid reader and retired from Monosol in Gary. Daniel enjoyed traveling. He will be greatly missed. Daniel was preceded in death by his parents-Rezella and Jasper Lemon; wife-Leanna Lemon. He is survived by his loving companion -Linda Adams; son-Robert (Donna); daughter-Danielle Bokodi; grandchildren-Leanna, Richard, Caitlyn, Stephanie, Kendall, Killian; sister-Shirley Palmer. Visitation for Daniel will be Thursday, February 13, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service at 6:00 p.m., at Burns Funeral Home, 701 East 7th…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Terry Storey

    Terry Storey, age 76 of Hobart, passed away on February 8, 2020. He was a life-long resident of Hobart. Terry graduated from Wabash college and enlisted in the U.S. Army and spent two years serving his country. He was introduced to the love of his life- Joan and they raised three sons. Terry instilled in his family his love for the outdoors and sense of humor. He was a loving father and husband and always made time for his family. Terry and his sons were very active in Indian Guides growing up. Terry was preceded in death by his parents- Ross and Bea Storey, brother- Bruce. He leaves behind his…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Anthony M. Stahl

    Anthony M. Stahl, age 30, of Crown Point, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Thursday, February 6, 2020. He was a graduate of Crown Point High School and Purdue University. While in high school he lettered in both track and football. His greatest love of sports was Disc Golf in which he won several tournaments. He will be greatly missed. Anthony was preceded in death by both of his grandmothers- Geneva Linde, Alice Stahl; both grandfathers- Garland Sarge Linde, Richard Stahl. He is survived by his parents- Diana Linde (Aaron Ernie) Evans and Mark Stahl; sisters- Joyce (Rob) Farinelli, Kristin (Rob) Carnahan, Ashley (Philip) Truitt; step-sisters- Angela Evans, Jerilyn…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Matthew S. Granata

    Matthew Granata, age 90, of St. John, passed away on February 6, 2020. He was a Korean War Veteran and worked as a truck mechanic for Pine Crest Dairy for 35 years. Matt was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather. He was preceded in death by his loving wife- Carol. Matt is survived by his children- Chuck (Karen) Granata, Gary (Theresa) Granata, Babette Adair, Mark (Nicolette) Granata, Sherrie (Conrad) Vanderwahl, Donna (Brian) Ratulowski; many grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 5 p.m. until the time of Memorial service at 7 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home, 10101…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Thomas L. Sawochka

    Thomas Sawochka, age 79 of Crown Point, passed away February 3, 2020. He was an Air Force veteran. He worked for the Teamsters Local 142 as a B.A. and was a member of the American Legion Post 0430 and a former mason. Tom was also a 53-year gold card member of Gary Sportsman Club. Tom was preceded in death by his parents-Michael and Irene Sawochka; brother-Donald Sawochka; step-daughter-Deanna Patterson. He is survived by his wife-Patty (Codespoti); daughter-Carla Martin; son-Michael Sawochka; grandchildren-Hana and Rachel Martin; nieces and nephews-Don and Daria Sawochka, Pam Sawochka Dundas, Trish Prendergast; brother-in-law-Marcus Malczewski; sister-in-law-Martha Prendergast; stepson -W.M. Dykstra; great-granddaughter- Kiley Patterson; sister-in-law-Dorothy Sawochka; the entire Malczewski…

  • Crown Point,  Hobart

    Robert J Ruzbasan

    Robert J. Ruzbasan, age 53, of Hobart, passed away February 4, 2020. He graduated from Hobart High School in 1984 and was a former employee of Blue Chip casino. Robert was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Thomas Council, was active in bowling leagues, archery club, and he loved fishing, hunting and golfing. He will be greatly missed. Robert is survived by his son-Hunter (fiancé Morgan Bornhorst) Ruzbasan; parents-Martin and Elaine Ruzbasan; siblings-Charlotte (Jerry) Rhodes, Barbara (Stanley) Lynn, Patricia (Michael) Caldwell, Kathleen (Paul) Piasecki, Martin (Rhonda) Ruzbasan, Jr., William Ruzbasan, special friend-Rita (Trini) Sanchez; beloved dog-Brandy; many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation for Robert will be Friday, February…