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Services set for William Erminger, Jr.

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William J. Erminger, Jr., 74 of Whiting, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at the William J. Riley Memorial Residence, Munster. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Cindy (nee Natzke).

He is also survived by his children Edward (Karen) Erminger of Porter, Don (Denise) Erminger of Munster, Debbie (David) Saliga of Medina, Ohio, Brian (Tammy Zielinski) of Miller and Greg Erminger of Whiting; grandchildren Jeff and Megan Erminger, Kyle Erminger, Lauren and Stephanie Saliga, Jeremy and Joshua Armstrong and Kaile Zielinski; sister Barbara (Rich) Karl of Highland and brother Charles (Yvonne) Erminger of Houston, Texas; brother-in-laws Dick (Chatty) Natzke of Crown Point, Glenn (Linda) Natzke of Friendship, Wisc., Russell (Judy) Natzke of Schererville, Ronald (Judi) Natzke of Hebron and sister-in-law Sandy (Claude) Lohse of Port Byron, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 17, 2011, 10:00 a.m. at the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting, with interment to follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Bill Erminger was born on December 31, 1936 in South Bend, Indiana to William and Alice (Phillips) Erminger and was a longtime resident of the Whiting-Robertsdale community. He was a graduate of TF North High School, Class of 1955 and received an associate degree from Indiana University Northwest. He was a retiree of Symbol Technology, of New York and was a proud US Marine Corps Veteran. He was always active in the lives of children, coaching soccer, fast pitch girls softball and was active in the Clark High School Adult Booster Club for 15 years. He was a member of the Hammond Soccer Club and was an avid Chicago Bears fan. He enjoyed sailing, boating, photography and was a licensed pilot. A devoted husband, father and grandpa, he will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Hospice of the Calumet Area or the St. Paul EV. Lutheran Church, Whiting, would be appreciated.

For more information call Baran Funeral Home at (219)659-4400.


Posted 6/15/2011