Obituaries

Robert D. Reed

Robert D. Reed, 92, Valparaiso, Indiana, formerly of Michigan City, Indiana passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 6:15 am in VNA of Northwest Indiana Hospice Center, Valparaiso, Indiana.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, October 2, 2020, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Buffalo & 10th Streets, Michigan City, Indiana with  Rev. Kevin Huber officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, Indiana. Visitation will be from 10:30 am -11:00 am, Friday at S. Mary's Catholic Church.  Arrangements are being handled by the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, Indiana. 

Contributions may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church 411 W. 11th St. Michigan City, IN 46360.

To sign a guest book and leave condolences online visit our website at www.otthaverstock.com.
 

Linda Susan Minnick

Linda Susan Minnick, 71, of La Porte, passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at Fountainview Terrace, La Porte.

 

Linda was born on December 1, 1948 in Crawfordsville , IN, to Robert J. and Lorraine (Gustafson) Alban.

 

On February 25, 1971, in La Porte, IN, she married Charles Edward who preceded her in death.  Surviving Linda are her beloved children, Charles (Guyla) Minnick of OH, Lori (William) Cochrane of Elkhart, Lesley (Brian) Lich of Monroe, WA, and Craig (Melissa) Minnick of La Porte; 15 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; siblings, Lois (Steve) Brooks of Knightstown, IN, Ron (Cathy) Alban of IL, Laura (Larry) Mazur of La Porte, Roger Alban of La Porte, and Rusty (Nancy) Alban of IL; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded by her parents and husband.

 

Linda worked in accounting for many years at Parkinson & Hinton.  She enjoyed caring for others, especially her beloved husband and family.

 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Pastor Roger Ash officiating.  Burial will follow at Pine Lake Cemetery.

 

A time of visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home. 

 

Due to the recent Governor's Order, anyone attending the visitation and/or service is required to wear a mask.

 

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 50 E. 91st St, Ste. 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830.

 

Condolences may be shared with the family on www.cutlercares.com.

Ralph (Leroy) Lawson

Ralph (Leroy) Lawson, 80, of Laverne, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at Parkview Pointe Senior living in Laverne. 

 

He was born on October 27, 1939, in Kankakee, Illinois, the son of Otto M. Larson and Jean (Green) Lawson.

 

He was married to Kathryn (Cummins) Lawson, who preceded him in death in 2012. 

Leroy worked as a journeyman ironworker and transported mobile homes for most of his life.  He enjoyed country music, line dancing, and going to the Blue Chip Casino. 

 

Leroy is survived by a son, Randall (B.J.) Lawson of Laverne, Oklahoma; a daughter, Patricia (Marty) Smith of Rolling Prairie, Indiana; grandchildren, Stephanie (Tim) Hein, Stacey Oberle, Nick Smith, Michael Lawson, Carol (Lane) Lovell, Kiley Moody; great-grandchildren, Noah & Ian Oberle, Luke & Connor Hein, and Penelope Lovell.

 

Leroy was preceded in death by his wife; a daughter, Carol Moody; a grandson, Kyle Fink; and a brother, Gerald Lawson.

 

Cremation has taken place.  No services are planned at this time.

 

Please share prayers, condolences, and memories with the family at Essling Funeral Home.com.

Ronald C. Laskowski

Ronald C. Laskowski, 84, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Monday, September 28, 2020 at 1:09 pm in his home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, October 1, 2020 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Buffalo & 10th Streets, Michigan City, Indiana with  Rev. Kevin Huber officiating. A private burial will take place in Highland Cemetery, South Bend, IN.  Visitation will be from 9:00 am - 10:30 am, Thursday at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, IN.

Contributions may be made to Alzheimer's & Dementia Services of Northern Indiana, 922 E. Colfax Ave., South Bend, IN 46617 or to the Multiple Sclerosis Chapter, 7301 Georgetown Road, Suite 112, Indianapolis, IN 46268.

To sign a guest book and leave condolences online visit our website at www.otthaverstock.com.

Irene M. VonHartz

Irene M. VonHartz, 92, New Carlisle, Indiana, formerly of Michigan City, Indiana passed away Friday, September 25, 2020, at 6:10 pm in Miller's Merry Manor Nursing Home, New Carlisle, Indiana

Graveside funeral services will be held Friday, October 2, 2020, at 12:00 pm in section 9 of  Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, Indiana. 

 

Contributions may be made to Donor's Choice.

 

To sign a guest book and leave condolences online visit our website at www.otthaverstock.com.

Arrangements are being handled by the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, Indiana.  

Larry L. Lubs

Larry L. Lubs, 84, of La Porte, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Golden Living Center. 

   

Larry was born in La Porte, IN, on January 27, 1936 to Clarence C. and Louise S. (Fritz) Lubs. 

 

On August 5, 1955 in La Porte, IN, he married Norma Fleet who survives. Also surviving are his children, Larry (Laurie) Lubs, Jr. of Carmel, Brad (Clarice) Lubs of Midwest City, OK, Bryan (Dee) Lubs of  Warrenton, MO, and Linda (Mark) Danielson of La Porte; 7 grandchildren, Stefanie (Mark) Horwitz, Jonathan Lubs, Christine (Lee) Wisler, Rebecka (Felix) Santiago, Stacy (Wes) Jones, Samantha (Neil) Hackett, Mitchell Danielson; 10 great-grandchildren, Sophia (Kennedy) Hackett, Olivia (Owen) Horwitz, Bentley Lubs, Camille (Wade) Wisler, Ronan, Rayna and Royce Santiago; siblings, Elaine (Robert) Noveroske, Dale (Diane) Lubs, Will (Kathy) Lubs, and Kay (Chuck) Asmus; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Larry worked in quality control at Sullair in Michigan City for 25 years.  He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.  Larry had a great love of God.  His family and friends were the center of his life.  There wasn't anything he wouldn't do for those he loved.  If someone needed a helping hand, he was there.  Because of him, we knew what it means to be loved and how to love others.  He was God's greatest blessing to those that loved and knew him.  He will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts.

 

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.

   

A Private Family Memorial Service will be held. Burial will take place at Pine Lake Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association "Family Ties" c/o Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2900 Monroe St., La Porte, IN  46350.

 

Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.cutlercares.com.  

Sandra Young

Sandra Young, 83, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Thursday, September 24, 2020, at home surrounded by family.

 

She was born March 13, 1937, in Laporte, Indiana, the daughter of Lester Scherer and Marjorie (Warner) Scherer.

 

A lifelong resident of the area, Sandra attended St John's Lutheran School from K-8 and graduated from La Porte High in 1956. She then served in the United States Marine Corps, stationed on Parris Island in San Francisco. After her honorable discharge, she married James D. Young Sr. in 1957.  She was a member of the teamsters local #135.  Sandra was an avid sports fan who enjoyed Notre Dame football, the San Francisco 49ers, and watching Nascar racing, even attending 4 Indie 500s and 3 Charlotte Motor Speedway events. Her passion was watching her grandson, Jacob, play Little League baseball.  A devoted Christian, she studied her bible daily.

 

Sandra is survived by her daughter, Sonja Lynn Young- Diedrich of La Porte, IN; three sons, James D Young II, Jeffrey (Andrea) Young, Jay Anthony (Nicole) Young, all of La Porte; grandchildren, Joshua, Natosha(Katie), Jericho(Matt), Matt Croy, Jacob, Savanna, Sandra, James, Jeffery Jr.; 7 great-grandchildren.

 

Sandra was preceded in death by her parents, son, Jay Allen Young, and brother, Richard  Scherer.

 

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN. Cremation has been selected by the family. A memorial service and interment will be announced at a later date.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Haverstock Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.

Nicholas Rade Bubalo

Nicholas Rade Bubalo, 51, of La Porte, passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at his home.

   

Nick was born on December 20, 1968 in Chicago, IL, to Michael R. and Sharon M. (Charnote) Bubalo. 

 

Surviving Nick are his son, Michael (Alexis) Bubalo of La Porte; future grandson, Nicholas Bubalo (due to arrive November 2nd); father, Michael of La Porte; siblings, James (Kathy) Pedretti of La Porte, Michael Pedretti of La Porte, Lisa (Marc) Schoof of La Porte, and John Bubalo of La Porte; longtime companion, Allison Klement of La Porte; life-long buddy, Tony Bernacchi of La Porte; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his mother.

 

Nicholas was a proud Union Iron Worker of Local 395.  A Slicer, Nick graduated from La Porte High School in 1987.  He enjoyed the great outdoors, nature, gardening, and spending time with his family and friends.  Nick was also an avid Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, and Cubs fan.

 

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.

 

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

 

A time of visitation will be held from 12 p.m. until the time of the service on Sunday at the funeral home. 

 

Due to the recent Governor's Order, anyone attending the visitation and/or service is required to wear a mask.

 

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family c/o Michael Bubalo, 2900 Monroe St., La Porte, IN  46350.  Please honor Nick by performing a random act of kindness for a stranger as he loved making people smile.

                         

Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.cutlercares.com.  

 

Lucille C. Grover

Lucille C. Grover, 99, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Friday, September 25, 2020.

Lucille was born March 8, 1921 in La Porte County to the late Michael and Mary (Novak) Kaminski.

On January 15, 1940 in La Porte, Indiana Lucille married George M. Grover who preceded her in death on August 21, 1990.

 

Lucille retired from Hooks Drug Store and she also worked at St. Joseph Curiosity Shop.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph Rosary Sodality and Our Lady of Fatima.

 

Lucille is survived by two daughters, Nancy Batchelor of Ann Arbor, Michigan and Mary (John) Allen of Fish Lake, Indiana; two sons, Ronald Grover of Ray, Michigan and Michael Grover of Galveston, Texas; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George; two sons, Leonard Grover and T. Edward Grover; sisters, Clara Mack, Josephine Thomas, Marion Turner, and Harriett Novak; and brothers, Edward Kaminski, George Kaminski, and Ray Kaminski.

 

Visitation will be from 9-10:45 a.m. Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11a.m. following the visitation at St. Joseph Catholic Church in La Porte.  Reverend Nate Edquist will officiate.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent De Paul Society at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 109 C. Street, La Porte, Indiana 46350.

 

Please share prayers, condolences, and memories with the family at Essling Funeral Home.com.

Barbara Scarborough

Barbara Scarborough, 78, of Union Mills, Indiana passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

 

Barbara was born April 8, 1942, in La Porte, Indiana to the late Cecil P. and Edna Irene (Koontz) Nablo.

 

Barbara was a homemaker and she had been employed with Twin Lakes Dental Lab. 

Barbara is survived by her daughters, Tobie (Jeff) Cox of Union Mills, Tammy (Gordon) Bell of Union Mills, Joy (Orlando) Dunlap of Kingsford Heights, Teri Sommers of Kingsford Heights; a son, Joe (Ella Dorsett) Coyer of Kingsford Heights; grandchildren, Tabitha (Ryan) Smith, Jamie (Mary) Goodwin, Andrew “Drew” Killin, Brittney (Mark) Sherbondy, Meg Bell, Miranda Perry, Edmund Castle, Gus Castle, Hailey Sommers, Kayla Sommers, Sydney (Matt) Winter; 19 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Joyce Nablo of Union Mills; a niece, Erin Miller, and a nephew, Christopher Nablo. She was preceded in death by her parents, a granddaughter, Julia, a great-grandson, David; and a brother, Thomas Nablo. 

 

Barbara loved to cook, sew, crochet, and crafts. Her biggest joy in life was her family. 

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, September 27, 2020, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, September 28, 2020, in the funeral home where family and friends may visit one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow in Union Mills Cemetery. 

 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Riley Hospital for Children, 705 Riley Hospital Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46202 or Juvenile diabetes Research Foundation, PO BOX 37920, Boone IA 50037-0920.

 

Please share prayers, condolences, and memories with the family at Essling Funeral Home.com.

Philip J. Faroh, Sr

Philip J. Faroh, Sr., 84, Trail Creek, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 5:07 pm in his home.

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, September 28, 2020, at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, 606 S. Woodland Ave., Michigan City, IN with Rev. Kevin Huber officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:15 am - 11:00 am, Monday at the church. The Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Michigan City, IN is handling arrangements.

He was born March 25, 1936, in Michigan City, IN to the late James and Adele (Shikany) Faroh. On April 18, 1964, in Michigan City, IN he married Diane Saddy who survives in Trail Creek, IN.

Also surviving are three daughters, Julie Long of Westfield, IN, Catherine (Abderrahmane) Malki of Schaumburg, IL and Joanne (Tony) Kleem of Olmsted Falls, OH; two sons, Philip Faroh, Jr. of Trail Creek, IN and James (Nicole) Faroh of Chesterton, IN; and eight grandchildren, Kyle Long, Charlie Long, Lydia Long, Amira Malki, T.J. Kleem, James Kleem, Celia Faroh and Anisa Faroh.

Phil retired from the I.B.E.W. Local 697 where is he started as a journeyman electrician working his way up to general manager of construction administration. He was a member of Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, Pottawattomie Country Club, I.B.E.W. Local 697, and a former member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Phil loved his family.

Contributions may be made to Share Foundation for the Handicapped, P.O. Box 400, Rolling Prairie, IN 46371 or to Queen of all Saints Catholic Church, 606 So. Woodland Ave., Michigan City, IN 46360.

To sign a guest book and leave condolences online visit our web site at www.otthaverstock.com.



 

Shirley Jean Galloway

Shirley Jean Galloway, 91, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at Miller's Health and Rehab in La Porte.

 

She was born June 26, 1929, in La Porte, Indiana, the daughter of Herman and Mabel (Swanson) Schweder.

 

In July of 1947, Shirley married Edward Galloway Sr. who preceded her in death in 2011.

A lifelong resident of La Porte, Shirley was a member of St John's Lutheran Church, La Porte. She and her late husband owned Galloway Shell, where she was the office manager.  Shirley enjoyed traveling, especially to Vegas. A wonderful Mom and Grandmother, she really enjoyed her family, especially those grandbabies and great-grandbabies.

 

Shirley is survived by her daughter, Linda (Ernie) Livinghouse of La Porte, IN; grandchildren, Julie (Mike) Kirkham, Randy (Dana) Livinghouse; great-grandchildren, Brittney Ryan, Morgan Livinghouse, Madeline Livinghouse, Nick Ryan, Jordan Ryan, Jeffrey Mayer, Madison (Michael) Showalter, Riley Kirkham; great-great-grandchildren, Makinlee and Mason and several nieces and nephews.

 

Along with her husband, Shirley was preceded in death by her son, Eddie Jr., December 27, 2010; 2 brothers Bud and Bob Schweder; two sisters, Margaret and Eleanor.

 

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN where the family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020.  A Celebration of Shirley's Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Pastor Carl Galloway, officiating.  Interment will follow at the Heckman Cemetery Heston, IN.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the St John's Lutheran Church or the Paladin Workshop.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.

Ernesto "Ernie" F. Martinez, Jr

Ernesto “Ernie” F. Martinez, Jr., 67, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

 

Ernie was born August 26, 1953, in Winamac, Indiana to the late Ernesto Sr. and Juanita (Gutierrez) Martinez.

 

Ernesto is survived by a daughter, Crystal (Justin) Krueger of La Porte; a son, Mario Martinez; grandchildren; Delilah, Lennon, Sawyer, and Atlas Krueger; brothers, Art (Kathy) Martinez of Lafayette, Indiana, David Martinez of La Porte, Joe (Shelley) Martinez of Tucson, Arizona, Gerrardo Martinez of Springfield, Missouri and Steve Martinez of La Porte; five sisters, Mary Jane (Mark) Engle of Tucson, Arizona, Teresa Stacy of Springfield, Missouri, Maria (Rick) BonDurant of Chesterfield, Missouri, Amy (Robert) Zurek of Rolling Prairie, Indiana, and Becky (Tom) Howard of La Porte. 

 

Cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana.

 

Please share prayers, condolences, and memories with the family at Essling Funeral Home.com.

Eleanor S. Benninghoff

Eleanor S. Benninghoff, 89, LaPorte, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 12:45 am in her home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, September 25, 2020, at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, 606 S. Woodland Ave., Michigan City, IN with Rev. Kevin Huber officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Thursday at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, IN, and from 9:00 am - 10:00 am Friday at the church.

She was born April 6, 1931, in Michigan City, IN to the late James and Katherine (Novak) Szymkowski. On February 25, 1947, in Crown Point, IN she married George Benninghoff who preceded her in death on February 8, 1978.

Surviving are three daughters, Arlene (Gene, deceased) Wegiel of LaPorte, IN, Shirley (Dennis) Smiley of Ledbetter, KY, and Mary (Owen) Hurley of LaPorte, IN; and one son, George (Connie) Benninghoff of LaPorte, IN.

Also surviving step-daughter, Lorraine Markward, and step-son Richard Benninghoff (deceased). six grandchildren, Mike (Patty) Cunningham, James (Lisa) Hurley, William (Vanessa) Hurley, Katherine (Mike) Pierce, Andrea (Gerry) Abbett, and Annemarie (Joseph) Bunton; twelve great-grandchildren, Andrew (Stephanie), Jessica, and Daniel Hurley, Nicholas (Kristen), Matthew, Ashley, and Abigail Pierce, JJ McWhirter and Ava Bunton, Jameson and Jasper Abbett, and Owen Hurley; two great-great-grandchildren, Drew Hurley and CJ Perkins; and her brother Raymond (Carolyn) Szymkowski.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Leona Pearce and Barbara Walls; and four brothers, Ralph, Clarence, George, and Rudy Szymkowski.

Eleanor had worked at Sprague Devices and Gateway Industries. She was a member of Queen of All Saints Catholic Church. Her passion in life was to care for her family and will be deeply missed.

Contributions may be made to the 2020 Walk to end Alzheimer's-Michigan City, IN at 8430 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Suite 800 Chicago, IL 60631; or the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at 28 West 44th St Suite 609 New York, New York 10036.

To sign a guest book and leave condolences online visit our web site at www.otthaverstock.com.

James "Dink" Riley Umphrey

James "Dink" Riley Umphrey, 55, of Smyrna, TN, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020, in Tennessee.

 

He was born January 24, 1965, in La Porte, Indiana, the son of James R. Sr. and Sharon K. (Chlebowski) Umphrey.

 

A native of La Porte, James lived in this area until the age of 23, when he moved to Tennessee. He served in the United States Army from 1984 until 1989. James worked for Bridgestone in Lavergn, TN for many years before retiring from FED-EX in Murfreesboro.  He loved fishing and watching Tennessee football, but his biggest joy was his family, who he cherished.

He is survived by his mother, Sharon Nell; daughter, Stephanie Carol Umphrey of Smyrna TN; two brothers, Michael Umphrey of La Porte, Shawn Donahoe of Wisconsin; a sister, Lisa (John) Cox of Smyrna, TN;  four adopted children; Madison, Taylor, Aubrey; and Daniel all of Murfreesboro;  lifelong love Teresa (Henley) Umphrey and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

 

James was preceded in death by his father, James Sr.on July 15, 1977; his step-father, Robert Nell in 2018; and nephew Dallas Donahoe in 2003.

 

Local arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN.  A graveside service will be held Saturday, September 26, 2020, at 12:00 noon with military honors at Pine Lake Cemetery.  A Celebration of James's Life will follow from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Loyal Order of Moose, 925 Boyd Blvd, La Porte.  

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Sharon Nell.            

Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.

Eugene S. Newland

Eugene S. Newland, 101, of La Crosse, passed away on September 18, 2020, at his home, surrounded by family. 

 

Eugene was born on January 11, 1919, in Hammond, IN, to Byron G. and Rosa May (Johnson) Newland.

 

In 1937, he married Sophie Newland, who preceded him in death on September 22, 1981.  On June 5, 1982 in La Porte, he married Mary Newland who also preceded him in death.  Surviving Eugene are his children, Donald (Kathy) Newland of La Porte, Indiana, Donna (Carney) Butler of La Crosse, Indiana, and Charlotte (William) Miller of Blair, Wisconsin; 19 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; 47 great, great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Eugene was preceded by his parents; wives; 2 grandchildren, Dan Butler and Ruth Sternitzke; 2 brothers, Orville and Garland Newland; and sister, Vivian Brettin.

 

Eugene worked as a machinist at The Kingsbury Ordinance Plant, Allis Chalmers, and Screw Machine. 

 

Eugene was a member of the Masonic Lodge.  He loved singing at church.

 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12 p.m. on Monday, September 21, 2020 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Pastor Randy Schrock officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.

 

A time of visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the funeral home.

 

Memorial donations may be made to the La Crosse United Methodist Church, 11 N. Indiana Avenue, La Crosse, IN  46348.

 

Condolences may be shared with the family on www.cutlercares.com.

Larry Conner

Larry Conner, 72, of Walkerton, Indiana, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2020, at his home in Walkerton, IN.

 

He was born July 23, 1948 in Marion, Indiana, the son of Jewell Conner and Rita (Mills) Conner.

There are many fond memories of Larry growing up. He talked about going fishing with his grandpa and spending time on the farm. Larry enjoyed motorcycles and old cars especially Camaros. He also like to go boating, John Deere tractors and lighthouses. Larry loved watching TV shows of "Pawn Stars", home renovations shows, and action movies. He collected oil paintings always looking for that great deal at Goodwill. But Larry's true passion in life was his love for his family and spending time with them. 

 

He is survived by his three daughters, Michele Conner of South Bend, IN, Brooke (Lorne) Brownlee, Kayla Conner of La Porte, IN; three sons, Mike Conner, John Conner, and Cameron Conner of La Porte, IN; three brothers, Ron, Jack, Chris; two sisters, Suzie, Gloria; ten Grandchildren, Sarah, Nicholas, Westley, Marley, Mason, Austin, Emma, Brianna, Lennon, Harper; five Great-Grandchildren, Aiden, Alexia, Dreyden, Christian, Cason, and Domnick; 

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Jimmy and Kenny and a sister Patricia. 

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN where the family will receive friends Wednesday, September 23 from 11 am until 2 pm.  A life celebration will be held at the funeral home. Cremation to follow. 

 

Memorial donations to the family in care of Haverstock Funeral Home.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.

Iva Lee Thomas

Iva Lee Thomas, 91, of Rolling Prairie, IN, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at home, surrounded by her loving family.

 

She was born March 3, 1929 in Democrat, Kentucky, the daughter of Henry and Celeste (Gibson) Cook.

 

In 1973, Iva married Albert Thomas, who preceded her in death in 1999.

 

She lived in many places including Kentucky, Ohio, and New York, but spent the last 30 years in this area. Iva was a member of the Soul's Harbor Church of North Judson, IN.where she was a Sunday school teacher.  Quilting, sewing, and gardening, especially flowers, were some of her favorite pastimes. Because of her passion for helping others, Iva was a Sunday School teacher and enjoyed visiting nursing homes where she and her group would sing and play instruments, like the spoons, for the residents.  Her family and friends were her joy!

 

Iva is survived by her three sons, James P.(Joyce) Farlie of Michigan City, IN,  Ronnie L. (Robin) Farlie of Rolling Prairie, IN,  Dexter L. Farlie of Kingsford Heights, IN; two brothers, Doug (Rose) Cook of Millstone, KY, Jesse (Kay) Cook of McRoberts, KY; grandchildren Iva, Jason, Ron, Jeffrey, James, Christopher, Anthony, George, Paula; great-grandchildren Kasey, Randy, Jessica, Dakota, Joseph, Jason, Julie, Jeffrey, Sara, Austin, Damon, Dayton, Jonathan; great-great-grandchildren Canaan, Rebekah, Owen, Maddie, Liam, Ethan, Natali and Emma.

 

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, George Henry Farlie; granddaughter Rebecca; sisters, Laverne Smith, Faye Kincer; brothers, Roy, Eugene, Ralph and Isaac"Bud" Cook.

 

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN where the family will receive friends Sunday, September 20, 2020, from 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 until 11:00 am.  A Celebration of Iva's Life will be held Monday at11:00 a.m. at Haverstock Funeral Home with Pastor Philip Ritter, Tabernacle of Prayer, Newnan GA, officiating.  Interment will follow at the Rolling Prairie Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Family.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Mary R. Stevens

Mary R. Stevens, 94, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at 7:00 am in her home.

Private family services will be conducted. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. The Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Michigan City, IN is handling arrangements.

Contributions may be made to Harvest Time Church of God, 4697 W. U.S. Hwy 20, LaPorte, IN 46360

To sign a guest book and leave condolences online visit our web site at www.otthaverstock.com.

Lois  Ann Weeden 

Lois  Ann Weeden,  85, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020, at La Porte Hospital.

 

She was born September 20, 1934, in Cedar Point, Kansas, the daughter of Jim and Inez (Anderson) Weeden.

 

A member of the Bethany Lutheran Church in La Porte, Lois has lived in the La Porte area since grade school. In 1952 she graduated from Mill Creek High School. Lois retired as an office manager at Screw Machine Products after working there for many years.

 

She is survived by her sister, Ula Mae Godfrey of Lebanon, TN; a brother, Michael Alonson Weeden of Kentucky and several nieces and nephews. Lois was preceded in death by her siblings, Jim, Mary, Peggy, Annetta, Carol, Harris, and Larry.

 

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN. Cremation has been selected and Lois will be buried with her mother at Pine Lake Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church 102 “G” Street, La Porte, IN 46350 in her honor.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.

Korrie Jean Meeks

Korrie Jean Meeks, 46, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020, at 8:07 pm  in Franciscan Health - Michigan City, Michigan City, Indiana

Family services will take place and be announced at a later date.  Arrangements are being handled by the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, Indiana. 

Contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America P.O. Box 631047 Baltimore, MD 21263.

To sign a guest book and leave condolences online visit our web site at www.otthaverstock.com.
 

Patricia A. Irk

Patricia A. Irk, 76, of Michigan City, Indiana passed away Monday, September 14, 2020.

 

Patricia was born October 30, 1943, in Michigan City to the late Robert and Helen Irk.  She retired from the Michigan City Prison as a guard. Patricia had a passion for gardening and love for animals. She loved her old country music. She's going to be missed.

 

Patricia leaves behind her sons, Jody (Karla) Schoff of Michigan City, Doug (Tanya) Hinshaw of Mesa, Arizona, Bill Levendoski of Apache Junction, Arizona, Butch Schoff, Robert Irk of Michigan City; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and brothers, Jerry (Barb) Irk of North Carolina, George (Karen) Irk of La Porte, and Norm Irk. 

 

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana, where a funeral service will follow the visitation at 7 p.m.

 

Please share prayers, condolences, and memories with the family at Essling Funeral Home.com.

David W. Dave Jablonski

David W. Dave Jablonski, 67, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Monday, September 14, 2020.

Dave was born August 2, 1953, in La Porte, Indiana to William and Helen (Moryl) Jablonski.

 

On January 15, 1993, Dave married Pamela S. Kamp who survives.

 

Dave worked for General Mills as a grocery store representative and he was a manager at Al’s Supermarket in both La Porte and Michigan City.   He was a member of the Polish Falcons in La Porte, PNA (Polish National Alliance), and he was an avid Packers and Cubs fan.

 

Dave is survived by his wife, Pamela; children, Missy (Mike) Jablonski of South Bend, Indiana, Mandy (Rob) Lower of La Porte, Indiana, Nancy (Justin) Jacobek of Tinley Park, Illinois, Brent (Patsy) Rydzinski of Galien, Michigan, and Brian (Jodi) Rydzinski of Naples, Florida; ten grandchildren, Cayden, Ahvanna, Madelynn, Laila, Reese, Henry, Walter, Neve, Quinlynn, and Graham; siblings, Jim (Malinda) Jablonski of La Porte, Indiana, Karen (Steve) Crabtree of La Porte, Indiana and Mark (Teresa) Jablonski of La Porte, Indiana; and many nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, September 19, 2020, at 3:00 pm at the Polish Falcons in LaPorte.

 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of Donor’s Choice.

 

Please share prayers, condolences, and memories with the family at Essling Funeral Home.com.

Ramona Irene Dillard

Ramona Irene Dillard, 92, of La Porte, passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. 

   

Ramona was born in Highland Park, MI, on August 19, 1928 to Raymond and Blanch Irene May. 

 

Surviving Ramona are her children, Betty (David) Durham of Kingsbury, Larry (Paula) Dillard of Kingsbury, Jack (Jennifer) Dillard of La Porte, and Billy (Dianne) Dillard of Springville, IN; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Michael May of Burlington, WI; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Dillard; parents; and son, Gary Ray Dillard.

 

Ramona was a housewife and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.  She lovingly enjoyed spending time with her family.

 

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.

 

Interment will take place at a later date at Kingsbury Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions may be directed to Calvary Baptist Church, 1808 I. St., La Porte, IN 46350.                              

 

Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.cutlercares.com.  

 
 
 
 
 
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Shelly Probst

Shelly Probst, August 31, 1965-September 11, 2020


Shelly Probst, age 55, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Friday, September 11, 2020 at Porter Memorial Hospital in Valparaiso, IN.


She was born August 31, 1965, in Michigan City, IN, the daughter of Melvin and Carol (Weeden) Miller.  Shelly was married to husband Tommie for 36 years before his death. A lifelong resident of this area,


Shelly enjoyed fishing, swimming, and doing puzzles and her dog Lily. 


She is survived by her son, Chance Probst of La Porte; 3 daughters, Angel Probst of La Porte, IN, Alicia Probst of Shellyville, IN, Shyann Probst of La Porte; 2 brothers, David Miller and Rodney Miller, both of La Porte; 2 sisters, Cathy(Dell) Bobi of New Carlisle and Toni Miller of Kentucky.


Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN. Cremation has been selected.


Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Haverstock Funeral Home.


Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.

 

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