Obituaries

Brian K. Woermbke, 47, of Winamac, formerly of Lowell, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 14, at his residence.  Brian was born March 31, 1972, at Resurrection Hospital in Chicago, to John and Diane Woermbke. He graduated from Lowell High School in 1990. After graduation, he spent a summer working at...
John Steve Tkalec Sr., 91, of Medaryville, passed away Dec. 8, at his home.  He was born on June 6, 1928, in Chicago, to Mathew and Anna (Wagner) Tkalec, who preceded him in death.  John worked at U.S. Steel as security plant protection and has been retired for 38 years. He was a lifetime member of...
James L. Walters Jr., 70, of Valparaiso, passed away on Nov. 27.  (Pulaski County Journal — Dec. 18, 2019)  */
U.S. Army Retired CWO4 David “Dave” “Obie” Oberg sailed from home to the other side of the sea on Sunday morning, Dec. 1. He joins friends who have gone before him, as well as his father David Major Oberg; mother Lilly Beatrice Hietanen; sister Helga Marianna Trago; brother Emil Julius Oberg; and...
Robert L. “Bob” Carpenter, 83, of Francesville, passed away at 2:34 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at his home.  Robert was born on Oct. 28, 1936, in North Judson, to the late Lloyd and Annetta (Cawby) Carpenter. He was a 1954 graduate of Medaryville High School. After high school and at the age of 17,...
Herman Rogers Hayes, 77, of Winamac, formerly of North Judson, died Saturday morning, Nov. 30, at his home.  He was born on April 28, 1942, in Knox, to the late Fred O. and Maude L. (Scott) Hayes. On Oct. 11, 1965, Herman married Ruth P. Rowe in Colorado Springs, Colrado. She survives along with...
Joan Ellis Kroft, 84, of Medaryville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac.  Joan was born on June 21, 1935, in Crown Point. She was a 1953 graduate of Boone Grove High School. On Sept. 24, 1954, Joan married Ray H. Kroft in Boone Grove. He preceded her in...
Geraldine “Jerry” Rose, 85, of Winamac, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Hickory Creek.  She was born on Aug. 2, 1934, in East Chicago, to the late Michael and Stephine “Stella” (Wolak) Fredel. She graduated from Winamac High School in 1952. On April 18, 1953, Jerry married Rudolph “Rudy...
John Steve Tkalec Sr., 91, of Medaryville,  passed away Dec. 8, at his home.   He was born June 6, 1928, in Chicago, to Mathew and Anna Tkalec, who preceded him in death.  He is survived by his wife Marilyn (Wocknitz) Tkalec, whom he married May 2, 1953, in Chesterton. He is also survived by his...
Alvina Mae Risner, 85, of Medaryville, went home to be with her Lord at 11:29 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6.   (Pulaski County Journal — Dec. 11, 2019)   */

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