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Theresa Ann Hruskocy dies aat 75

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Theresa Ann Hruskocy, 75, of Whiting and Paradise Valley, Ariz., passed away suddenly Monday, Jan. 8 2007 in Ariz.

She was born Jan. 1, 1932 in Hammond, the daughter of Harry and Julia Krieger, both of whom preceded her in death.

She was the widow of Milton “Moon” Hruskocy.

She is survived by Janice (Ken) Speaks of Schererville; Michael (Denise) Hruskocy, of Lake Forest, Ill., Nancy (Michael) Opat of Pine Twp, Carole (Mark) Primo, Ph.D. of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Bob (fiancé Heather Botticello) of Hartford, Conn., MaryKay (Demond) Scott of Indianapolis and Ed (Melissa) Hruskocy of Westfield.

She is also survived by grandchildren, Heather, Brooke, Nicolette and Brian Hruskocy, Alex Opat and Andrew Hruskocy; sisters, Dolores Arcury, Barb (Ron) Graczyk; brother, George Krieger; sisters-in-law, Margaret (late Michael) Skundrich, Jane (late Andrew) Hruskocy, Virginia (late Joseph) Hruskocy and Kay (late Steve) Hruskocy; brother-in-law, George (late Mary) Grenchik and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews and cousins.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Krieger; brothers-in-law, Larry Arcury, Thomas (late Marge) Hruskocy, Andrew Hruskocy, John (late Connie) Hruskocy.

Theresa was a 1949 graduate of Central Catholic High School (BNI). She began working at an early age and was proud to claim she was the first paper “girl” for the City of Whiting in the 1940s, working at Whiting News Co. for Mr. Chrustowski. She worked at Sherman’s Hardware, Dunkin Donuts, Whiting PD, Town House and Olympia Bowling Lanes and doing volunteer work in Ariz.

Theresa was a member of “The Corkers” girls basketball team in the early 1950s, various softball leagues and enjoyed water skiing. She was an avid and accomplished bowler, pinochle and bingo player and enthusiastic sports fan. She especially loved the Chicago White Sox, Indiana Pacers and Whiting Oilers. She took pride in the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren.

Services are pending at Baran Funeral Home, Whiting. For information, call 659-4400.


Posted 1/12/2007