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Tribune reported 381 deaths in 2003

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The Chesterton Tribune published a total of 381 deaths for the year 2003. These are deaths of Duneland area residents, former residents or persons related to residents.

There were a total of 191 men from the ages of infant to 102, with no age given for one.

There were a total of 190 women from the ages of infant to 101 with no age given for one.

The oldest male was 102, another was 101 and a third was 100.

By age groups:

Infants: 3 males, 3 females.

Under 19: 1 male.

20-29: 4 males, 4 females

30-39: 9 males, 7 female

40-49: 14 males, 8 females

50-59: 22 males, 15 females

60-69: 30 males, 23 females

70-79: 58 males, 43 females

80-89: 41 males, 57 females

90-99: 7 males, 26 females

100: 1 male, 2 females

No age given: 1 male, 1 female

Duneland area lost a historian and local leader, Howard F. Johnson; Dolores C. Read, original swim coach of Golden Gators and local community leader; County Commissioner Larry Sheets; Jack Jarnecke, county employee since 1958 and Street Commissioner since 1974 and Carol Davis, former National Park Service Ranger.

There was one 23-year-old male who died of drug overdose.

A 22-year-old serviceman died suddenly at Fort Bragg.

A 3-1/2 year old male was lost in a house fire.

Lost in automobile accidents were 2 females and 2 males.

Marilyn Ohler, 40 year old, former Porter resident, died Jan. 13 from a fall from a fire engine on Jan. 8 in San Francisco. Multiple organs were donated.

There was one double murder/suicide - a man killed his wife and her sister and then himself.

DEATHS 2003

ADAMS, Louis K., 63, Jan. 14.

ALBANO, Mary (Mrs. Tom), 67, Nov. 15, Portage, Ind.

AMELING, Marjorie E., 81, Nov. 20, Grove City, Fla.

ANDERSON, Rev. Lawrence S. Jr., 85, Sept. 27.

ANDERSON, Susan (Sue) (Mrs. Dane C.), 45, Dec. 8.

ARMSTRONG, Robert D. “Rob,” 39, Oct. 15, Michigan City, Ind.

AYERS, Donald S., 74, Oct. 17.

BABCOKE, Helen L. (Mrs. Garold F.), 94, May 4.

BAIR, Marjorie I. (Mrs. Merle Francis), 91, May 29.

BAKER, Nila R. (Mrs. William H.), 87, March 17.

BALDWIN, Jeannette L. “Jan” (Mrs. Richard W.), 73, April 10, Valparaiso.

BALLOR, Anthony “Tony” John, 60, Jan. 30, Portage, Ind.

BANARY, Raymond J., Sr., 69, Jan. 27.

BANE, Ricky Lee, 45, Nov. 13, Portage, Ind.

BANKERT, John R., 85, April 6, Valparaiso, Ind.

BAPST, James, 85, Nov. 8, Dune Acres, Ind.

BARBER, Kaitlyn Loren, 4 months old, Dec. 22, Remington, Ind.

BARKOW, G. Marie (Mrs. Norman C.), 85, March 13, Michigan City, Ind.

BARNEY, Marian Jean (Mrs. Charles Edward, Sr.), 77, Oct. 31.

BASILE, James J., 89, August 24, Glenwood, Ill.

BEDNAR, Judy F. (Mrs. Clarence), 63, May 24, Portage, Ind.

BELCHER, Virginia Ruth (Mrs. Verlin E.), 75, Oct. 27.

BENTLEY, Cecelia Bridget (Earley) (Mrs. Harold S.), 79, Sept. 25, Prescott Valley, Ariz.

BIERNAT, Bernice, 73, August 7.

BETTERTON, Susan Alexandra (Mrs. Bruce Eldon), 65, August 18, Carrollton, GA.

BIELAWSKI, Martin Joseph, Sr., 87, June 5.

BIGGS, Gail E. (Mrs. Robert L.), 59, July 20, Michigan City, Ind.

BELL, Dorothy H., 64, Nov. 27.

BLAIR, Roger G., 32, March 15, Munster, Ind.

BOCHART, Mary E. (Mrs. Richard E.), 79, Dec. 15.

BOEHM, Johanna (Mrs. Raymond W.), 85, Feb. 5.

BOYDEN, Margaret Elsie (Mrs. Gerald McLean, Mrs. Emereth Boyden), 98, Oct. 6, Aurora, Ill.

BRAUNLICH, Henry P. “Hank” Jr., 48, Nov. 5.

BROWN, Billie Ann (Mrs. Glenn A. Brown, Mrs. Frank Wieczorek), 75, July 20, South Bend, Ind.

BROWN, Sallie M. (Mrs. Dennis H.), 56, Sept. 2.

BURCH, John William, 40, May 29, Portage, Ind.

BURKE, Patrick J., 42, May 17.

BUSCH, Lillian G., 77, Nov. 21.

BYERS, Damon E., 74, Sept. 21, Medaryville, Ind.

CABE, Jason Lee, 30, Oct. 8, Valparaiso, Ind.

CAPODAGLI, PFC Joseph, Jr., 22, Jan. 27.

CAPPS, Donald Alan “Cappy,” 52, July 15, Valparaiso, Ind.

CARLSON, Esther K. (Mrs. Irvin), 88, May 28, Chelsea, Michigan.

CARLSON, Kenneth A., 82, Sept. 5.

CARNEY, Karen L. (Mrs. Robert C. Jr.), 55, July 15.

CARNEY, Raymond A., 77, March 19.

CARR, Helen (Mrs. John T.), 90, Sept. 14, Valparaiso, Ind.

CARSTENS, Robert M., Sr., 76, Jan. 6, Beverly Shores, Ind.

CASTILLO, Minerva P., 72, Jan. 30.

CHAJA, Andrew “Jock” “Drew”, 56, Oct. 7, Portage, Ind.

CHAMBERS, Donald E., 74, March 31, LaPorte, Ind.

CHAMPION, Earl T., 77, Sept. 3, Portage, Ind.

CHAMNIK, John Paul Jr., 68, July 6.

CHARLSON, Cheryl “Cherry” L. (Mrs. Carl “Porky” L.), 59, June 28.

CHESTER, Mary J. (Mrs. Robert E.), 86, Sept. 21.

CLINE, Charlotte L., 79, March 21.

COAPSTICK, Dorothy Evelyn (Mrs. Jack Venton), 70, Feb. 8, Gary, Ind.

COFFMAN, Elmer M., 85, Feb. 14.

COFFMAN, Lawrence H. Jr., 61, May 14, Williamsport, Ind,.

COKUSIS, June C. (Mrs. Gus A.), 79, May 16, Portage, Ind.

COLE, Don C., 81, Feb. 3.

COLLINS, Sylvia J. (Mrs. William G.), 71, April 30.

COLLINS, Thomas C., 69, Jan. 21.

COOK, Sylven S., 97, August 10.

COOK, James Glenn, 81, April 25, Bellevue, Wash.

CORBETT, Lynne M., 29, Feb. 28, Grand Rapids, Mich.

COSLET, Michael D., 40, Sept. 12, Drummond, Wisc.

COTA, Winifred “Winnie” C. (Mrs. Milton), 79, May 25.

COULTER, Thomas H., 92, Dec 17, Chicago, Ill.

CRAVEN, Margaret B. (Mrs. Forest “Jack”), 87, Nov. 15, Elkhart/South Bend, Ind.

CREEK, Thomas W., 60, August 18.

CRISMAN, Ruby G., 98, Feb. 26, Gary, Ind.

CURREN, Terry L. “T.C.”, 57, May 7, Indianapolis, Ind.

CUTLER, Edna L. (Mrs. Cecil), 93, June 6, LaPorte, Ind.

CZARNECKI, Janine, 86, Jan. 8, Portage, Ind.

DAKIN, Jean M. (Mrs. William R.), 38, Feb. 18, Portage, Ind.

DAUMER, Arthur G., 85, June 14.

DAVIS, Carol Reaves (Mrs. Garnett R.), 55, March 1, Tennessee.

DEARDURFF, Arron Lee, 23, May 9, Valparaiso, Ind.

DECKER, David H., 59, August 6, LaPorte, Ind.

DeGROFF, Maynard A., 95, August 17, West Unity, OH.

DEMOROTSKI, Leonard J., 77, August 24.

DeVAULT, Irene M. (Mrs. Edmund), 74, Jan. 27, Crown Point, Ind.

DeVRIES, Daniel J., 47, Jan. 24, Hebron, Ind.

DOBBS, Hershel R., 91, August 12, Portage, Ind.

DOOLEY, Marilyn Louise (Mrs. Carlos W.), 60, Jan. 10, Portage, Ind.

DUNCAN, Joseph Bernard, 60, March 1, Lake Station, Ind.

DUNN, Dorothy Furness (Mrs. Robert), 81, July 28, Westfield, N.C.

DUSICH, Ann V. (Mrs. John A.), 87, Sept. 15, Valparaiso, Ind.

EARLY, James R., 75, July 8, LaPorte, Ind.

EATON, Edith L. (Mrs. George A.), 92, March 2, Hanna, Ind.

EDSTROM, William W., Sr., 87, Dec. 2, Valparaiso, Ind.

EKSTROM, B. George, 60, March 18.

ELDER, Katherine Vanderboom Washburn, (Mrs. Thomas Washburn, Mrs. Clarence Elder), 94, May 1, Chardon, Ohio.

ELLINGSON, Lester I., 72, Nov. 11, Sumava Resorts, Ind.

ELLIOTT, Mildred (Mrs. Dr. Alan R.), 76, Jan. 1, Portage, Ind.

ELLIS, Lisa H. (former husband Chris, fiancé Nick Randolph), 41, Nov. 23.

ERICKSON, Fannie (Wiesemann) (Mrs. Wesley), 82, Feb. 23.

ESSERMAN, Fred L., 82, Jan. 3.

EVANS, Rosalie Bell Hadenfelt, 65, Sept. 10, Baton Rouge, La.

EVERLY, Gloria Ann (Mrs. LeRoy), 72, March 2.

FAIN, Othello Durward, Jr., 77, April 25, Portage, Ind.

FALLON, Michael James “Papa Mike,” 52, May 3, Portage, Ind.

FAUST, Jana Hammond (Mrs. R. Andrew “Andy”), 42, Jan. 16, South Bend, Ind.

FEULNER, Robert U., 77, Nov. 5, Valparaiso, Ind.

FILLIPPO, Jonathan, 22, Nov. 28, Valparaiso, Ind.

FITZGERALD, Joseph F., 78, Jan. 18, Valparaiso, Ind.

FLAHERTY, Judith Wucik (Mrs. Dan), 51, June 28, Warsaw, Ind.

FOGLE, Julia (Mrs. George), 43, Feb. 9, Portage, Ind.

FOLLOW, Patricia Lucille, 70, Jan. 22, Portage, Ind.

FORD, Dennis, 59, Sept. 25, Lowell, Ind.

FORNSHELL, Jeffrey, 37, March 21, Atwood, Ill.

FORSZT, Dr. Joseph J. “J.J.”, 92, Feb. 7.

FOX, Jennifer J., 31, Dec. 21, Portage, Ind.

FRANCZEK, Steven W., 85, Sept 8, Valparaiso, Ind.

FRANKLIN, Joseph “Jack,” 97, Sept. 29, Hobart, Ind.

FRANZEN, Erwin F. “Erv,” 83, May 26, Valparaiso, Ind.

FRISBY, Joe Alan, 47, May 12.

GARRISON, Rose Genevieve Lindquist (Mrs. Howard), 97, Dec. 3, Portage, Ind.

GIBSON, Daniel J. Sr., 50, July 18.

GILBERT, Norma S., 65, Sept. 30.

GILLIS, Delores I. (Mrs. Lonnie), 83, Dec. 31, 2002, Merrillville, Ind.

GLAWE, Dorothy Ella Lamport (Mrs. Sanford), 99, Dec. 21.

GLOYESKE, Marie S. (Mrs. Sylvester U.), 81, Jan. 11, Westville, Ind.

GOEDE, Nikita Ada Marie, 3, May 12, LaPorte, Ind.

GORGOL, Stella A. (Mrs. Charles E.), 84, May 5.

GRANDFIELD, Keith George, 78, Dec. 13, Hammond, Ind.

GRASKE, Catherine “Kay” G. (Mrs. Alex Marks), 85, August 16.

GREGG, Lewis Depue, 77, May 4, Valparaiso, Ind.

GRIEGER, Wayne M., 31, Jan. 18, Michigan City, Ind.

GUTIERREZ, Helen (Mrs. David), 61, Sept. 27, Portage, Ind.

GUMM, Lottie (Chester Melvin) (no age given), Sept 5, Michigan City, Ind.

HALL, Tracey Lee, 35, May 16.

HAMMOND, Hazel D. (Mrs. Otis Leroy), 92, March 25.

HAMMOND, John Robert, 69, Dec. 24.

HANAWAY, Margaret Eleanor (Mrs. Von), 82, Aug. 29, Hermitage, Mo.

HARDT, Charles T. “Chuck,” 59, Sept. 21, Valparaiso, Ind.

HARRIGAN, Michael J., 75, Dec. 19.

HAYDUK, Patricia Ann (Mrs. John), 49, Nov. 24, Valparaiso, Ind.

HERALD, Donald L., 74, Dec. 11.

HERBSLEB, Anna B. (Mrs. Henry W. Jr.), 95, Oct. 3, Frederick, Pa.

HOAG, Shirley (Mrs. Richard), 80, August 8.

HIGHBERGER, John W., 73, Oct. 1, Michigan City, Ind.

HILL, Betty Jane (Mrs. Donald R.), 61, July 20.

HISEY, Nicole (Mrs. Jack L.), 80, Dec. 12.

HODGES, Charles F., 80, March 10, Portage.

HOLDREN, Jacqueline L. (nee Pangburn), 65, Nov. 28.

HOOD-SMITH, Charlotte E. (Mrs. Carl “Bus” Kleckner, Robert Hill Smith), 80, July 12.

HOUGH, Delbert, Jr., 73, Feb. 4, LaPorte, Ind.

HOUSE, Margaret F. (Mrs. Virgil M.), 86, Sept. 26.

HOWE, Bernice Elizabeth (Mrs. Jay Daniel), 78, Jan. 8, Portage, Ind.

HUBER, Karen S., 61, Feb. 13.

HUGHES, Felix Wayne, 70, June 15, Portage, Ind.

HUNDT, Gerald L., 72, May 1, Beverly Shores, Ind.

HURTADO, Helen L. (Mrs. Anthony), 78, Oct. 17, Valparaiso, Ind.

HYATTE, Janet L. (Mrs. Vernon G. Jr.), 53, August 8.

ISAACSON, Linda E. (Mrs. H. Joseph), 52, Jan 7, Manteno, Ill.

JAEGER, Rosemary (Mrs. Louis B.), 85, Jan. 2.

JAMISON, Mary Jayne, 55, August 15, Hobart, Ind.

JANOSKY, Hazel N. (Mrs. Stephen), 89, March 31.

JARAL, Mary Winifred (Mrs. Jack), 83, April 27, Portage, Ind.

JARNECKE, Jack, 72, Dec. 20, Kouts, Ind.

JESELNIK, Thomas, 53, Oct. 1, Mt. Lebanon, Pa.

JOHANSEN, Florence (Mrs. Earl), 91, April 18.

JOHNSON, Carl W. Jr., 87, July 7.

JOHNSON, Edna A. (Mrs. Wilbur W.), 88, May 12, Valparaiso, Ind.

JOHNSON, Howard F., 87, June 10.

JOHNSON, Laverne “Verne”, no age given, Oct. 27, Mesquite, Nev.

JOHNSON, Olivia C. (Mrs. Chester O.), 94, Jan. 28, Portage, Ind.

JONES, Harold Earl “Dutch,” 81, April 16, Portage, Ind.

JURDZY, Cecilia L. (Mrs. Peter, Sr.), 88, Feb. 3, Valparaiso, Ind.

KANTOWSKI, Anthony, 36, Feb. 12.

KARA, Charles J., 85, April 26.

KEATING, Stephen Louis, 52, May 8, Indianapolis, Ind.

KEDZIERSKI, Andrew, 77, Feb. 16.

KENYON, Lois E., 76, May 14, Michigan City, Ind.

KESTER, Larry Raynard, 52, August 24, Portage, Ind.

KIERZEK, Walter, 83, Oct. 5.

KIMBERLIN, Beulah Eldridge Smith (Mrs. Richard M. Smith, Mrs. John W. “Woody” Kimberlin), 89, Jan. 23.

KNAUBER, Margaret M. (Mrs. Rv. Duane A.), 87, August 16.

KOSTELL, John, 89, Jan. 25, Merrillville, Ind.

KUNZE, Susan Maye (Lively), 54, May 22, Oak Harbor, Wash.

LANGE, Robert D., 42, Dec. 8, Bristol, Ind.

LARSON, James G., 62, Sept. 11, Columbia, Mo.

LARSON, Jerald D., 68, No age, Nov. 4.

LAWSON, Virginia (Mrs. George), 69, Oct. 10.

LAWLOR, Ida Jasmine (Mrs. James Murray), 93, June 6, Valparaiso, Ind.

LEADY, Roger Allen, 53, June 26.

LEE, Harry Harrison, Jr., 95, April 27, Pennsylvania.

LEHOCKY, Steven, 60, July 31, Ogden Dunes, Ind.

LENBURG, Troy, 46, Nov. 30.

LIGDA, Lois Carole Anderson (Mrs. David J.), 54, Sept. 2.

LOBSIGER, Theodora M. (Mrs. Martin A.), 100, Jan. 19, Portage, Ind.

LOOMIS, Dumont, “Bud” E., 76, Nov. 14.

LUCAS, George Michael, 65, Oct. 11.

LUNDSTROM, Jeannette E. (Mrs. Frank A.), 83, April 29, Portage, Ind.

MACCHIARELLA, Michael, 74, Feb. 13, Portage, Ind.

MACHIN, Velma Faye (Mrs. John Lewis), 67, April 7, Portage, Ind.

MAMMOSSER, John A. Sr., 87, Feb. 23, Joliet, Ill.

MANNO, Charles, 79, August 26.

MANUEL, David E. Ranson, 20, Oct. 24.

MARCINIAK, Leo T., 82, Jan. 14, Gary, Ind.

MARIO, Thomas M., 66, July 6, Gary, Ind.

MASTERSON-KNOX, Deborah (Mrs. Roy Masterson, Don Knox), 51, July 9.

MATHEWS, Frank “Bud”, 84, Dec. 22, St. John, Ind.

MAUS, Rebecca Robbins Duvall (Mrs. Charles William) (Mrs. Albert Duvall), 91, Sept. 8, Valparaiso, Ind.

MAY, Arthur R., 83, June 18, Bluffton, Ind.

McCLANAHAN, Edith Ruth “Edie,” 73, June 3.

McCORKEL, Evelyn (Mrs. Ross), 87, Sept. 1, Palmetto, Fla.

McDANIEL, Robert “Bob”, 69, Nov. 22.

McDONALD, Elaine Bernice (Mrs. James), 77, Dec. 17, Portage, Ind.

McGRANNAHAN, Hettie Marie (Mrs. Dennis), 97, March 11, Terre Haute, Ind.

MEYER, Elizabeth (Mrs. Forest), 95, Sept. 9.

MICHAEL, Arthur Allen, 58, August 26, Medaryville, Ind.

MICHAELS, LaDonne (Mrs. Harold), 85, March 29, Lake Station.

MILLER, Albert S., Jr., 72, July 26, Clayhole, Ky.

MILLER, Gladys Irene (Mrs. Chester), 95, Sept. 22.

MILLER, Josephine “Josie”, 73, Nov. 17, Ft. Wayne, Ind.

MILLER, Patricia A. (Mrs. Darren), 39, August 1.

MILLER, Shirley E. (Mrs. Walter C.), 84, June 9, South Fayette, Pa.

MINTON, Timothy G., 38, July 26, Chicago, Ill.

MISIUK, Stanley J., 84, August 16.

MITCHELL, Irvin D., 87, July 5, Whitefish, Montana.

MITCHELL, Miles Alexader, infant, Oct. 27.

MONEYPENNY, Owen William, 73, August 20.

MOORE, Marsha C. (Mrs. John Roland), 60, Jan. 4, Summertown, Tenn.

MURPHY, William, 85, Jan. 15, Portage, Ind.

NELSON, Dorothy A. (Mrs. Clarence), 97, March 24, Michigan City, Ind.

NELSON, Jon Paul 37, Jan. 26, LaPorte, Ind.

NIKOLIC, Anton, 71, April 21.

NITECKA, Antonina S. (Mrs. Henryk W.), 101, July 6, Valparaiso, Ind.

NOEL, Sherry Jean, 21, June 28.

NOEL, Warren E., 62, Oct. 16

NOTZEN, Kenneth Andrew, 64, Dec. 27.

NOWAK, Chester J., 82, Nov. 6, Dune Acres, Ind.

NOWICKI, Kathleen “Kathy” (Mrs. Fred), 49, April 23.

O’DETTE, Melbourne J., 73, Sept. 10, Valparaiso, Ind.

OESTREICH, Mary Etta “Nettie” (Mrs. Charles “Charlie” Sr.), 79, July 20, Valparaiso, Ind.

OHLER, Melinda, 40, Jan. 13, San Francisco, Calif.

OLSEN, Robert (Bob), 89, Nov. 2, Rotonda West, Fla.

OLSON, Glenn E., 72, Feb. 26.

OSTRANDER, Donald, 51, March 14.

PACE, Charlotte C. Hamersley Mozingo (Mrs. Harold Hamersley, James A. Mozingo, Earl Pace), 84, July 12.

PALUMBO, Helen L. (Mrs. Michael), 83, March 30.

PAPANOS, Dina, 88, May 4, Southgate, Michigan.

PARKER, Ruth Virginia (Mrs. Edison), 83, Dec. 7, Portage, Ind.

PAWLOSKI, Laura A. (Mrs. Joseph A.), 83, Oct. 22, Bradenton, Fla.

PEARSON, Edwin C., 79, August 19.

PETERSON, Donna M., 68, July 20, Portage, Ind.

PETERSON, Edith A. (Mrs. Andrew), 90, Dec. 7.

PETERSON, Kendall R. 74, Nov. 14, Valparaiso, Ind.

PITTMAN, Ollie Belle (Mrs. Earl E., Sr.), 70, Feb. 13, Wanatah, Ind.

POE, Elva Irene (Mrs. William), 77, Dec. 30, 2002, Portage, Ind.

POLITANO, Dora A. Bowman (Mrs. Joseph R.), 41, Sept. 7.

POPAROD, Sylvia (Mrs. Emil), 74, Oct. 3.

POST, Sheila D., 51, March 29, Phoenix, Ariz.

PRITCHARD, Doris A. (Mrs. George T. “ Bud”), 69, July 16.

PRITCHARD, Nathan A., 17, June 17, Valparaiso, Ind.

PROHASKA, Robert W., Sr., 74, Nov. 28, Portage, Ind.

PUGH, Doris Juanita (Mrs. Hosea Williams), 77, April 29, Portage, Ind.

QUINN, Dorothy (Mrs. Robert J.), 68, August 22.

RAINS, Dorothy Kubiak (Mrs. Robert L. Rains, Mrs. John Kubiak), 87, March 12.

RADIGER, Carl G., 79, Nov. 7.

RAISOR, Harvey Eugene “Gene,” 76, June 7, Naples, Fla.

RAMSEY, Charles, 61, June 15.

RANDOLPH, Marie M. Sanders (Mrs. Luther R.), 85, Jan. 25, Jonesboro, Ga.

READ, Dolores C. (Mrs. Dr. John E.), 75, Sept. 1.

REYNOLDS, Mary (Betty) (Mrs. Fred L.), 77, Jan. 30, Valparaiso, Ind.

RIBAR, Theodore (Ted) G., 80, Sept. 14.

RICCA, Harold E., 73, July 26.

RISTICH, Mark, 47, July 20, Portage, Ind.

RIOLI, Ruth P. (Mrs. Silvio), 75, Oct. 26.

ROBERTS, Alice G., 80, April 12.

ROBERTS, Dorothy E. (Mrs. Robert D.), 72, Nov. 3, Valparaiso, Ind.

RODRIGUEZ, Eloisa S. (Mrs. Rafael), 77, Jan. 16, Portage, Ind.

RODRIGUEZ, Richard M., 63, June 22, Valparaiso, Ind.

ROGERS, Trey W., 3-1/2, Feb. 10, Valparaiso, Ind.

ROMER, Charles “Chuck” Julius, 72, June 15, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

RONCO, Robert M., 53, May 24, Kouts, Ind.

RUKE, Felix, 79, July 8, Ft. Myers, Fla.

RUNIONS, Faye (Mrs. Gene Chamberlain, Mrs. Douglas Runion), 62, Oct. 14, Tiptonville, Tenn.

RUPPERT, Marian E. (Mrs. Robert), 89, Feb. 8.

RUSH, Karl A., 69, June 5.

SALINAS, Marie (Mrs. Fermine), 71, June 9.

SAVAGE, Robert, 81, August 27, Rapid City, S.D.

SCHMELTER, Dean J., 45, Sept. 12, Valparaiso, Ind.

SCHMIDT, Janette R (Mrs. Albert), 75, Oct 23, Valparaiso, Ind.

SCHMITT, Marvin D. “Dutch,” 78, Sept. 24.

SCHNEIDER, Roger Charles, 43, Oct. 25, Sunnyvale, Calif.

SCHOLEBO, James W., 84, August 15, Lake Station, Ind.

SCHULZ, Frances (Mrs. Lester), 78, Jan. 18.

SCHUMACKER, Robert “Bob,” 78, Feb. 6, Portage, Ind.

SCHWARTZ, Robert W., 59, April 4, Valparaiso, Ind.

SHEETS, Larry D., 61, Sept. 17, Center Twp.

SHEETS, Richard , 79, Nov. 20, Valparaiso, Ind.

SILVERTHORN, Alonzo J., 84, May 12, Valparaiso, Ind.

SIMPSON, Chantina Ratanaproek, 32, Oct. 1.

SIMUNIC, Ellen (Mrs. Joseph E.), 81, Jan. 31.

SITAR, August P., 79, Feb. 14, Carlsbad, Calif.

SITAR, Michael P., 62, April 3, Marion, Ky.

SKEFFINGTON, Rita A. (Mrs. Shaun F.), 63, Dec. 25.

SKILLER, Shirley J. (Mrs. James A.), 86, Sept. 18.

SLACK, Dennis Lynn, 47, June 12, Portage, Ind.

SLOWIK, Celena Lynne, 21, May 6, Hammond, Ind.

SMITH, Barbara Bates (Mrs. Richard J.), 79, Oct. 28, Dune Acres, Ind.

SMITH, Betty (Mrs. Wendell C.), 80, Aug. 21.

SMITH, Bryan, 73, August 25, Valparaiso, Ind.

SMITH, Christian Lee, infant, Oct. 25.

SMITH, Wayne G., Jr., 51, Nov. 8.

SMITH-KREDLO, Marna Maude, 77, August 27, Lake of the Four Seasons.

SNOWDIN, Merle Edward, 52, Oct. 9.

SNYDER, Elsie “Juanita,” (Mrs. Merle V.)., 82, March 13, Portage, Ind.

SOSH, John Charles, 102, Feb. 28, Portage, Ind.

SOVICH, Mike, 91, May 13, Las Vegas, Nev.

SPANN, Irene J. (Mrs. Frank), 91, Dec. 11.

STANLEY, Bruce Allen, 36, August 8, Columbia City, Ind.

STARTUP, James F., Jr. “The Legend,” 76, Jan. 24, Merrillville, Ind.

STEIN, Claire E. (Mrs. William), 89, May 27, Valparaiso, Ind.

STEPHENSON, Geraldine L. “Gerrie” (Mrs. Thomas Earl), 80, April 11, Linn, Mo.

STEVENS, Margaret J. (Mrs. Ronald N.), 71, Dec. 21, Valparaiso, Ind.

STIMSON, Alma D. (Mrs. William R.), 86, May 2, Portage, Ind.

STOKES, Janelle (Mrs. Clarence Thode, Mrs. James Stokes), 74, June 13.

STRANGE, Michael R, 58, Jan. 26, Las Vegas, Nev.

SUDDUTH, Julian R., 66, Dec. 18, Valparaiso, Ind.

SUMMERS, Marjorie Ann, 60, Sept. 13, Valparaiso, Ind.

SURBER, Claudia E., 63, Oct. 17, Michigan City, Ind.

SVITKO, Anthony G., 77, March 17, Portage, Ind.

SWANSON, Alvera, 80, July 10, Portland, Ore.

SWANSON, Charlotte Rose (Mrs. Robert O.), 85, Dec. 25.

SWISHER, Marvin V., 80, Nov. 9.

SYTSMA, Kenneth Herbert, 67, April 29, New Carlisle, Ind.

SZPARAGA, Stephen A. “Steve,” 79, March 11, Portage, Ind.

TARCHALA, Barney, 75, Nov. 8.

TAYLOR, Imogene “Jean” (Mrs. Leonard Orrill), 76, March 27, Portage.

TERSTENYAK, Jessica L., 20, Oct. 27.

TERSTENYAK, Mary Ann (Mrs. James M.), 76, March 19.

THOMAS, Mark A., 51, April 19.

THORNTON, Dorene K. (Mrs. Norman R.), 54, April 7, New Buffalo, Mich,

THORNTON, Glen W., 74, Sept. 13, Portage, Ind.

TIPTON, Charles W., 73, March 5, Portage, Ind.

TKACHIK, Barry Lane, 42, Feb. 18, Otis, Ind.

TKACHIK, Michele (Mrs. Barry Lane), 39, Feb. 18, Otis, Ind.

TKATCH, Robert Stephan, 76, Nov. 15, Ft. Myers, Fla.

TROUP, Rodney J., 53, Sept. 29, Pearland & Livingston, Tx.

URBANIK, Eugene R., 77, Oct. 4, Whiting, Ind.

URE, Olive Grace (Mrs. Kenneth S.), 85, June 4.

VALE, Paul L., 79, Feb. 13.

VERNIGOR, Andrew, 82, Feb. 13, Portage, Ind.

VEINER, Jamie Benedict, 62, Dec. 19., Hobart, Ind.

VIVIAN, John, 89, Nov. 22.

VOSS, James H., 70, July 7, The Pines, Michigan City, Ind.

VUKOVICH, Frances D (Mrs. Phillip L., DDS), 83, Nov. 20.

WAGNER, Nellie Marie Vehnekamp (Mrs. Raymond F.), 83, June 27, Remington, Ind.

WALKER, Nova Sky, 3-1/2 months, Dec. 5.

WALTERS, Dr. William H., 87, Feb. 8, Grand Caymon, British West Indies.

WESCHER, Peggy Oleva, 56, Jan. 11, LaPorte, Ind.

WEZOR, Edward F., 69, Feb. 4.

WHEELER, Rev. Charles R., 73, April 19, Dune Acres.

WHITEHOUSE, Charles David, 58, Oct. 6.

WILL, Ruth (Mrs. Earl Clifford), 68, June 26, Mesa, Ariz.

WILLIAMS, Douglas, 70, August 31, Westville, Ind.

WILLIAMS, Joseph “Jake”, 75, August 31.

WILLIS, Deborah Ann King (Mrs. David A.), 70, Dec. 22, Indianapolis, Ind.

WISE, Eva Marie (Mrs. Arnold), 90, Feb. 28.

WOOD, Nancy “Nan” (Mrs. John Curtis), 99, March 19.

WOODRUFF, Betty A. (Mrs. Sherman C.), 84, July 7.

WORTHINGTON, Edward D., 62, Feb. 7, Valparaiso, Ind.

WOYNAROWSKI, Augusta “Grace” (Mrs. Walter), 83, August 20, Crocker.

WOZNIAK, Martha Batz (Mrs. Stanley), 90, Feb. 24.

WRIGHT, Blanche, 84, May 31, Corpus Christi, Texas.

WROBLEWSKI, Mark Anthony, 24, June 30, Portage, Ind.

YAGELSKI, Robert J., 84, July 2.

YETMAN, Roberta J., 81, March 8, Loraine, Ohio.

ZAIDEMAN, LaVonne M. (Mrs. Jim), 68, Oct. 10.

ZANE, Charles, L., Sr., 73, Nov. 16.

ZARING, Dr. G. Franklin, 84, Oct. 26, Traverse City, Mich.

ZICKUHR, Evelyn R. (Mrs. John Kolacz, Max Petersen, Gerald Zickuhr), 88, June 22, Hanna, Ind.

ZUPEVEC, Frances (Mrs. Joseph), 92, Jan. 7, Valparaiso, Ind.

 

Posted 1/8/2004