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In Memoriam

Judith Lynn Brannen Lasco


Headline: Judith Lasco

Publication Date: November 08, 1992, Peoria Journal Star, C14

Judith Lynn Lasco, 48, of 10019 N. Spring Lane died at 5:40 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 1992, at Methodist Medical Center.

Born March 24, 1944, in Fort Benning, Ga., to Dr. Cecil and Dorothy Kreis Brannen, she married Leonard Anthony "Tony" Lasco Jr. on Aug. 10, 1974, in Elwood. He survives.

Also surviving are her parents of West Chicago; two daughters, Kristine Lara Stanley of St. Charles, Mo., and Kira Diane McClure of Laguna Hills, Calif.; one son, L. Anthony Lasco III at home; and two sisters, Margaret Lawrence of Elgin and Barbara Southgate of Antioch.

She was a member of Tri- Delta Alumni Sorority, Women's Civic Federation, Christian Women's Club and Peoria Area Panhellenic where she was a past national reference chairman.

She was also a member of P.E.O., Peoria Historical Society, Peoria Tri-County WomenStrength and its Auxiliary where she was a past board member.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home. Bruce Wiegand will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded. Burial of ashes will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Center or the Peoria Historical Society.

John W. Monbeck, 54, of Highland, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, May 29, 1999. He is survived by his mother, Verna, and cousins. Preceded in death by his father, Lon P. Monbeck.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 3, 1999 at 12 Noon, from the Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leroy Fassett officiating. Burial at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Thursday from 11 a.m. until time of service at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (two blocks south of Ridge Road), Highland.

Mr. Monbeck was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Highland. He was a former teacher at Bishop Noll High School and a member of the Omni 41 Health Club for 15 years. 

John W. Monbeck

James Murn

"You don't know me, but I was a HHS graduate/1970. My brother, Jim Murn graduated with you. I got your e-mail from the HHS Alumni directory on the internet. I decided to look at 1962 and I recognized your name and Anita Morris as friends of my brothers.

I don't know if you knew that Jim passed away in December/1997 after a year long battle with cancer. I am sure if you remember Jim that you will not be surprised that he stayed in good spirits and kept his sense of humor almost to the end. Despite the 8 year age difference, Jim and I were very close. I miss him terribly. He was laid to rest at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Cave Creek, AZ.

 Jim is survived by two sons, Steven(age 33) and Michael(age32) and 4 grandsons. He lived in AZ for about 20 years if my memory is correct. Please pass on this information to classmates that may have been friends with Jim. A couple other names that I recall are Reid (Skip) Carlson, Chuck Yates, and Moose (sorry, I can't remember is real name, just the nickname)"

Bill, Paula & Josh Brill, click here to contact Jim's sister, Paula

Hilda Sylwestrowicz "Cookie", 56, of Merrillville, passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2000. Survived by husband, Andrew, of Merrillville; brother, Joe Goode of Griffith; five aunts: Wilma (Jim) Fentress of Hammond, Juanita White of Las Vegas, Nevada, Ruth (Rev. Chuck) Cox of Florida, Phyllis Brown of Lowell and Vivian Brown of Wisconsin. Also many loving cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by daughter, Shawn Delight, son, Curtis Andrew, parents, Joe Goode and Edna Dorsey, brother, Dallas Dorsey and sisters, Louanne Otto and Doris Harrison. Lastly her earthly Angel who nursed and administered lifeline medication to Cookie since January while Andrew was on 24 hour duty every 3rd day as a Hammond Firefighter, Cookies good faithful friend, Mrs. Lori Vorkapich of Merrillville. And critical care Dr. Vallerie McLaughlin, her nurses: Moraine, Sarah, Dina, Joyce and Deane. Also Dr. Stuart Rich and staff, Dr. Kesten and staff, Dr. Glickman and Dr. Calvin Brown, all of St. Lukes Rush Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago, for their outstanding professionalism, care and compassion; and the Visiting Nurses Association and Anchor Health Care Systems of Lake County, IN.

Hilda Sylwestrowicz was past Regent for the Munster Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). She was Vice-President of the Merrillville-Ross Township Democratic Club and a Merrillville Democratic Precinct Committee Women. She was Precinct Committeewoman for Merrillville Precinct number one. Hilda was a member of the Living Hope Church, formerly First Assembly of God, Merrillville. She was formerly employed by Anchor Home Health Care as a home health care aide.

Friends and family can pay their respects at the Stilinovich and Wiatrolik Funeral Home, 7535 Taft Street, Merrillville (219-738-3223). Visitation will be Wednesday, August 30th, from 2 to 9 p.m. The DAR will conduct a short ceremony at 7 p.m. Viewing is also scheduled for Thursday, August 31st from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the LIVING HOPE CHURCH, 9150 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN. Funeral services will start in the church at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 31st, Pastor Dan Estes officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN.

Hilda "Cookie" (Goode) Sylwestrowicz

George A. Fladeland

Fladeland, George A. - age 45 of Hammond passed away Monday, November 20, 1999. Survivors: Wife, Christina: two sons, Eric and Jason; one daughter, Laura all at home; mother, Margaret Fladeland of Highland; one sister, Madeline (Steven) Best of Houston, Texas; two brothers, John (Kathleen) Fladeland of Schererville and Garry Fladeland of Highland; parents-in-law, William and Alice Schu of Hammonf; two brothers-in-law, William (Barbara) Schu of South Holland and John (Peggy) Schu of Hammond.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 24 at 1 p.m. at the Fagen-Miller Funeral Gardens, 2828 Highway Ave., Highland with Rabbi Raphael Ostrovsky officiating. Burial Chapel Laen Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday, 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p,m.

Mr. Fladeland was a former employee at Rosalee Apparel; member of the Board of Directors of Hemophilia of Indiana; Volunteer of the Year of Hemophilia of Indiana in 1979. Memorials may be made to Hemophilia of Indiana.

Duane V. Balog, age 48 of Schererville, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, May 5, 1992. He is survived by his mother Mary Balog of Highland; three sons, David Balog of Cedar Lake, Bret Balog of Griffith and Duane Balog of Sauk Vaillage, Illinois; two brothers, James Balog of Highland and Steven Balog of South Carolina; sister, Loretta (Ted) Taylor of Beulah, North Dakota; friend, Sharon Bartozek of Schererville.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 9, 9:40 a.m. at the Fagen-Miller Funeral Gardens, 2828 Highway Ave., Highland, 10:00 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church with Father Edward Moszur officiating. Burial to follow at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Gary. Friends may call Thursday 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Friday 2:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 tp 9:00 p.m. Rosary will be recited Fridy at 3:30 p.m.

Mr. Balog was a member of the Magic Glass Corvette Club and a partner in Aeromet Industries.

Duane V. Balog

Robert E. Yates

Yates, Robert E. - age 45 of DeMotte, Indiana passed away Tuesday, April 3, 1990. Survivors: wife, Gwen; one son, Justin; one stepdaughter, Jennifer; mother, Isabelle Yates of Highland.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 5, 10:00 a.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Tim Hester, Minister officiating. Burial, Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Friends may meet with the family Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman (2 blks. south of Ridge Road,) Highland.

Mr. Yates awas employed with H.A. Green Painting Co., of Gary; member of Painters Local #460 of Hammond; veteran of U.S. Navy and was a Little League Baseball coach for two years.

Charles "Chuck" Yates, 56, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2001 at his home in Euless, Texas. Funeral at 2 p.m. Monday at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel, Colleyville, TX. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation from 2 to 7 Sunday. 817-498-5894.

Survived by wife, Jeanne Yates; son, Jeffrey (Michelle) Yates of North Richland Hills, TX; three grandchildren, Ashley, Jordan and Michael, Mother, Shirley Yates and brother, Joseph Yates, both of Griffith, Indiana; sister, Sharon (Bill) Hofferth of Valparaiso, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.

Charles "Chuck" Yates

William Storm

William Storm, 52, of Gary, passed away Saturday, February 8, 1997. Survived by father, Kermit (Ruth) Storm of Joplin, MO; brother, Robert (Karen) Storm of Griffith. Mr. Storm was preceded in death by his wife Laura in December 1996. He was a crane operator at Inland Steel Company.

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, February 13, 1997 at 11 a.m. at Pruzin Brothers Chapel, 6360 Broadway, Merrillville, IN. Burial, Chapel Lawn Gardens.


Harry Slamkowski (Slam)

Harry Leon Slam Slamkowski, 52, of San Juan Capistrano, a director of sales and marketing for Gradco Inc., died Monday, Dec 10, 1996, of natural causes. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. today, with services at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Lesneski Mortuary, San Clemente.

Survivors: wife, Lisa; son, David; daughter, Debbie; father, Harry.

Charlene C. Burke, 50, of Highland, Indiana, entered into her eternal home Friday, Octover 8, 1993 at Community Hospital. She is survived by three brothers, Bennie E. (Cookie) Burke, William E. Burke, both of Riverside , California and Edmund T. (Robin) Burke of Highland; aunts Georgia LaFaye Tanner of Windsor, Missouri and Norma Knoche of Hammond; many dear nieces and nephews and cousins.

A Memorial service will be held at a later date. C.J. Huber Funeral Hom, 722 165th Street, Hammond, Indiana in charge of arrangements.

Miss Burke was a friend of Covenant Presbyterian Church and she will be missed by all that knew and loved her.

 Charlene Burke
Thomas V. Ayers
Thomas V. Ayers - age 45 of St. Charles, Illinois - a former resident of East Chicago, Indiana passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 24, 1990 at Delnor Community Hospital in St. Charles, Illinois. Survivor: one son, Thomas D. Ayers; one daughter, Megan Ayers, both of St. Charles; his mother, Dorothy (John) O'Leary of Griffith; uncle, William Skinner of Schererville; and several cousins. He was also preceded in death by his father, Thomas V. Ayers on June 12, 1944, during WWII.

Funeral services were held 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Yurs Funeral Home in St. Charles with Rev. Robert Schumm officiatin. Burial was in Ridgelawn Cemetery in Gary, Indiana. Memorials may be given to the Local Homeless Shelters. Thomas was born July 7, 1944 in East Chicago, Indiana; he graduated from Highland High School; and Culver Academy Summer Riding School and Indiana University. He was a Comptroller for Tech-Webb Co., in Wheeling, Illinois.

Marilyn J. Stevenson of DeMotte, Indiana, formerly of Highland, passed away Friday, March 5, 1993. She is survived by husband, Marlon Dan; one daughter, Deirdre (Dennis)  Flippo of DeMotte; one son, Darren of Rensselaer; two grandchildren, Celeste and Darrick Flippo; mother, Dorothy Falk of Highland; two brothers, Thomas Falk of Highland and Timothy (Joan) Falk of Munster of Munster; one sister, Lenore Coover of Highland and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, March 9, 1993 at 10:00 a.m. at the Fagen-Miller Funeral Gardens, 2828 Highway Ave., Highland with Rev. Charley Cox officiating. Burial will follow at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Monday 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Mrs. Stevenson was employed at the Lake County Public Library; past secretary of the Lake County Genealogy Society; member of the Highland Historical Society and a graduate of Highland High School in 1962. Donations to the American Cancer Society or to the Home Healthcare Hospice of Jasper County Hospital would be appreciated.

Marilyn (Falk) Stevenson
Karen (Gotch) Guthrie
Karen S. Guthrie - age 48 of Danville, Illinois, passed away [in an automible crash] Tuesday, February 26, 1991. Mrs. Guthrie is survived by two sons, Richard Guthrie of Danville, Illinois and Dale Gotch of Gary; one daughter, Sherry (Ben) Jurca of Covington, Illinois; three brothers, Allen (Myra) Gotch of Valparaiso, Jeff (Vicki) Gotch of Hammond and Warren (Karen) Winders of Texas; two sister, Sally (Jim) Maloney of South Carolina and Judy (Ray) Hope of Valparaiso; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 2, 1991 at 11:30 a.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leroy Fassett officiation. Cremation will take place at Oakland Memory Lanes. Friends may meet with the family on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Rd. (2 blks south of Ridge Rd.) Highland.

Mrs. Guthrie was employed with Walgreen Drug Store.