Gerlach, George F.
George F. Gerlach, one of those appointed to prepare, a paper for the semi-centennial celebration of Lake County, see page 9 in Lake County, 1884, and who has taken a good interest in our publications, always a friend of the Old Settlers, a leading business man of St. John township, died at his home in the town of St. John, at 9:15 Thursday morning, March 29, 1906. He was born in Bavaria and was 66 years of age. He had resided for many years in this county. ["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910"]
Gilbert, Larry D.
CROWN POINT, IN -- Larry D. Gilbert, age 74, of Crown Point, passed away on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at St. Anthony Medical Center in Crown Point. Larry is survived by his wife, Mary L. Gilbert of 52 years; children: Brent R. Gilbert, Adam (Cheryl) Gilbert and Anna (Bob) Huppenthal; grandchildren: Kara and Jacob Gilbert, Chris, Brandon, Jonah and Fox Huppenthal; mother, Ruth Gilbert; sister, Vickie (Jerry) Pierce; several nieces and nephews, cousins and extended family members. He was preceded in death by his father, Buford Gilbert. Larry graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelors Degree in Math and received his Masters Degree from Purdue University. He was a Mathematics teacher with the Merrillville School Corp, retiring after teaching sixteen years, and was a member of Indiana State Teachers Association. Larry obtained his Real Estate Brokers License, selling real estate during the summer months. He also worked as a Sales Rep for Pierce Builders in the Chicagoland area and was the owner of Builders Choice Overhead Door Company in Merrillville. Larry enjoyed golfing in his younger years and was an avid fisherman. A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre, 606 E. 113th Ave./South St., Crown Point, IN 46307 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 12:30 p.m. Services will conclude at the funeral home. [The Times, 15 October 2014]
Harold Goodrich, soldier from Ross township, who was killed in action as described in these columns yesterday was a nephew of Frank W. Clinton, hardware merchant, East Chicago. He was a member of Co. F. in Gary. Besides giving his life for his country, the young man has just about finished paying for a hundred dollar Liberty Bond. He was patriotic to the highest degree, enthusiastic in his assurance that the Yanks would turn the tide and would very soon wipe the Hun nationally from the face of the earth. Harold has given all that he had -even unto his life's blood - that democracy might live He made the supreme sacrifice for the success of his companions in arms. [The Lake County Times. (Hammond, Ind.), 16 Aug. 1918]
On Tuesday, July 14, (1908) in the forenoon, a prominent merchant of LeRoy, A. Z. Green, driving toward home from Crown Point, was killed by a freight train on the Houk crossing. It is said that an open car was in advance of the locomotive, and that this, probably, the driver did not notice until it was too late to stop. [Source: "Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Submitted by K. T.]
Groat, William J.
Military rites will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, for William J. Groat, 73 of 826 May St., Hammond, who died yesterday at the Hines hospital, in the Dolton Funeral home, 727 Carrol St. American Legion Post 16 will conduct gravesite services in Elmwood cemetery, where he will be buried. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Dorothy Groat of Calumet City, and a son, George of Hammond. Groat was a Spanish American war veteran and had been at Hines hospital since January. [The Hammond Times; 03 May 1946; Submitter's Name: Theresa Czapla ]
On the same day, March 8, 1908, died Dr. Groman of Brunswick, 84 years of age. ["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Submitted by K. T.]
Eugene Gyure, 72, of Beardstown, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
He was born June 10, 1939, in Gary, Ind., the son of David and Julianna Somodi Gyure. He married Patricia Ann Jones on June 11, 1960, at Holy Cross Church in Mendota.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Patricia Gyure; three sons and one daughter, Eugene Gyure Jr. (wife, Dianne) of Springfield, Katrina Marie Parshley (husband, Stephen) of Alexandria, Va., Steven Joseph Gyure (wife, Melissa) of Urbandale, Iowa, and James Patrick Gyure (wife, Lisa) of Beardstown; eight grandchildren, Amanda Nicole Gyure, Sarah Beth Parshley, Heather Ann Parshley, Michaela Anlene Gyure, Julia Marie Gyure, Michael Steven Gyure, Lilian Marie Gyure and Nathan James Gyure; one brother, David Gyure Jr. (wife, Nela) of New Braunfels, Texas; and one sister, Carole Sue Miklos (husband, Roger) of Hobart, Ind. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Eugene moved his family to Beardstown in 1973. He retired from Kent Feeds after more than 25 years. Eugene was a dedicated patriot, who loved the freedoms of America. He loved to travel and had been to all 50 states. He was an avid rockhound who loved to go to gem and mineral shows as well as field trips to hunt for specimens. He was a member of Starved Rock Rockhounds Club, Siloam Springs Earth Science Club, Springfield LOESS Club and West Central Illinois Rock and Mineral Club. He was a life member of Knights of Columbus Council 661, serving as Grand Knight (twice) and as Financial Secretary. He was a faithful member of St. Alexius Catholic Church of Beardstown. He is best known for his talks for nearly 30 years with the school children of Beardstown's Gard School where he would invite the 5th graders into his home and show them his collection of rocks, minerals and fossils. His greatest passion was for his wife, his children and his grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Alexius Catholic Church in Beardstown. Burial will be at St. Alexius Catholic Cemetery in Beardstown. The Rosary will be said at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown followed by the family meeting friends from 3-5 p.m. at the funeral home. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]
Gzik, Elisabeth M.- age 69, of Highland passed away on Monday, October 22, 1990. Mrs. Gzik is survived by her husband, Casimir; two sons, Harold Gzik of Highland and Andrew (Stephnie) Gzik of Portage; one daughter, Esther (Eddie) Jones of Cedar Lake; three brothers and two sisters in Germany. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 24, at 8 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Gene Hobbs officiating. Burial will take place at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville. Friends may meet with the family Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman (2 blks south of Ridge Road), Highland. Mrs. Gzik was a member of the Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witness in Highland. [The Hammond Times; Oct. 23, 1990; Submitter's Name: Theresa Czapla]