LAKE COUNTY INDIANA OBITUARIES
Hagen, John B
John B Hagen, 72, of Gary, Ind., formerly of Meriden and Topeka (KS), died Tuesday morning after a short illness. He was born May 15, 1887 at Meriden. He married Miss Eunice Reed of Meriden. For 30 years, he was employed by the American Bridge Co. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Gary and the Masonic Lodge No 21 of Topeka.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs Eunice Hagen, at home; a son Reed Hagen, a daughter Mrs Gaynell Connors and three grandsons, all of Gary; five brothers, J L Hagen, 1233 Fillmore, Thomas Hagen, 2523 Wisconsin; Peter Hagen, 617 Madison, Charles Hagen of Lecompton and Matthew Hagen of Lawrence; three sisters, Mrs Emmett Henderson, 2221 Swygart; Mrs Earl Bresford, 42123 W 23rd and Mrs Mary Godfrey, 915 Lincoln; and a number of nephews and nieces. The funeral will be Friday at Gary. [Topeka, KS newspaper, 1959 - Submitted By J Rice]
Fred Hansen, 520 W. 18th st., slipped while alighting from auto in Crown Point, Ind., dead. Screwdriver carried in inside pocket, driven in heart.
["The Day Book". (Chicago, Ill.), September 14, 1914 - Sub. by K. Torp]
"Friday morning about 11:30 o'clock Mr. Hart was superintending the construction of a ditch cutting off a large bend in Plum creek, which flows through his farm at Dyer. The ditch had already been cut through, and a current was flowing. The bottom of the ditch was about two feet wide, and the banks some ten or twelve feet high. A man was working just ahead of him, cutting off clods and frozen earth, while Mr. Hart was standing at the bottom of the ditch, pulling the loosened clods down into the ditch that they might float off. Suddenly, without warning, the left-hand bank caved, the sharp, frozen edge of the falling bank striking him in the region of the heart. Death was instantaneous. He was thrown against the opposite bank and buried to the waist. The man nearest him states that Mr. Hart did not utter a word, and simply threw up one hand; but whether it was an involuntary motion or a gesture, he cannot tell. It required the exertions of ten men to extricate the body, which was at once taken to the residence of the family near by. It is supposed that the bank had become loosened by the blasting, which had been previously done to open the ditch, and that it was ready to fall at the slightest touch." [Reprinted in the "Encyclopedia of Genealogy and Biography of Lake County, Indiana" from 1834-1904]
Hammond - Joy Mandy "Pete" Hart, superintendent of electrical distribution for the Northern Indiana Gas and Electric company of Hammond, died this morning at his home. 7 Waltham street. He had been ill three weeks.
[re-printed in the "10 Years Ago Today" column of the Hammond Times | Hammond, Indiana | Wednesday, June 12, 1935 | Page 2]
Hasse, Charles B.
Funeral services for Charles B. Hasse, 58, of 5433 State Line Ave., Hammond, who died yesterday at St. Margaret hospital, will be held Monday at 8:30 a.m. from the Burns Funeral home, 5840 Homan Ave. and at 9 a.m. from St. Joseph church. Msgr. Francis Jansen will officiate. The body may be viewed tomorrow evening at the chapel. Survivors are four sisters, Mrs. Helena Gettler, Mrs. Clara Long, Mrs. Christine Thompson and Miss Pauline Hasse, all of Hammond. Burial will be in St. Joseph cemetery.
Newspaper Name: The Hammond Times
Date of Obit: 03 May 1946
Submitter's Name: Theresa Czapla
Parry Hathaway, an early resident in Lake County, brother of Mrs. J. L. Worley, died in Momenee, where he had been living for many years, March 30, 1906, over 80 years of age. ["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910"]
Died at Lowell, March 22, 1906, Edgar Hayden, born Oct. 16, 1840, a son of that well known pioneer settler, Nehemiah Hayden of West Creek. ["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910"]
Died, Sunday night, December 27, (1908) Jacob Hayden. He was born March 11, 1831, and came, when six years of age, in March, 1837, with several other children of Nehemiah Hayden, to Lake county. He was 77 years of age. [Source: "Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Submitted by K. Torp]
Hayes, James L.
James L. Hayes Sr., 85, of Hammond, Ind., passed away Aug. 17, 2005, at Wittenberg Lutheran Village in Crown Point, Ind. He is survived by four children, Ann E. (Kenneth) Mallette of Hamilton, Ohio, Linda M. (Rod) Baumert of Omaha, Neb., James L. (Rosanne) Hayes Jr. of Crete and Kevin G. (Patti) Hayes of Naperville; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four sisters, Alice Fisher, Doris (Cy) Wood, Mary (Claude) Flanagan and Retta (Gene) Estes; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth R., on Feb. 16, 2005. Funeral services were held Aug. 20 at LaHayne Funeral Home in Hammond, Ind., with Al Dwenger officiating. Burial was in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens in Schererville, Ind. Visitation was Aug. 19 at the funeral home.
Mr. Hayes was born April 1, 1920, in Jefferson County (Illinois) to Olin and Inez (Rogers) Hayes. He was a resident of the Hammond, Ind., area for over 50 years; a retired template maker from Munster Steel Co., where he worked for 24 years; a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Highland, Ind.; a U.S. Army veteran of World War II; and a member of American Legion Hammond Victory Post 168, which conducted memorial services at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at the funeral home. [8-23-2005, Mt. Vernon (IL) Register News - Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson]
Heeg, Lawrence Stephen
Reverend Lawrence S. Heeg, age 82 of Chesterton, IN passed away Sunday, October 6, 2013. He was born on February 22, 1931 in Gary, IN to Joseph and Valeria (Horvath) Heeg. He was baptized on March 3, 1931 and ordained on May 25, 1957. He is survived by several cousins in Germany. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ronald Heeg.
He served in the US Army as Chaplain until 1968. He was the Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Hammond, IN, Queen of All Saints, Michigan City, IN and St. Peter & Paul, Merrillville, IN. He established and built from the ground up St. Stephen, Martyr, Merrillville, IN where he served as Pastor. He last served as Pastor of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Chesterton, IN.
Father Heeg was an avid skier, fisherman, hunter and boater. He was an excellent woodcarver, accomplished artist and chef. He was a licensed pilot with many flight hours, and he loved his Harley and traveling. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 11, 2013 at 10:00am with Celebrant Bishop Dale Melczek and Bishop Carl Mengeling co-celebrating along with a host of other clergy at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N Calumet Road, Chesterton, IN 46304. Burial to follow at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 2:00pm until the time of evening prayers at 7:30pm at St. Patrick Catholic Church. (NWI Times, c. October 2013]
A Whole Family Poisoned by Eating Wild Parsnips.
While Mr. Henderson, who lives near Pleasant Grove, in Lake county, was out planting corn, with his two sons and a daughter, one day last week, they found some wild parsnips, or poison hemlock, which they took for cultivated parsnips, and eat of them. In a few minutes they discovered symptoms of poisoning, and went to the house. The father, daughter, and one of the sons commenced vomiting. The other son went to the field to catch a horse and go after a physician. He did not return in proper time, and one of the neighbors went out to look for him. On looking around the pasture, he found him dead with the bridle in his hand. The rest of the family, as far as we can hear, are in a fair way to recover. Valparaiso Republican [The Indiana Herald (Huntington, Indiana)- 8 Jul 1857, Wed]
Mrs. Susanlee Hendricks passed away February 14, 2016 at the KBR Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, NC. She was born November 12, 1931, in Mitchell, IN to Clell and Nettie Brumfield. While raising four children, she attended the Northwest Campus of Indiana University, receiving her degree in education and later went on to complete her Master's Degree. Her teaching degree spanned 29 years in Merrillville, IN at Salk Elementary School. After retirement, she and husband Joseph moved to Bloomington, IN where they doted on their Boston Terriers, Emily and Jake. Three years ago they relocated to Winston-Salem, NC to Heritage Woods Independent Living Facility where they enjoyed many good friendships with residents and staff. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Joseph Hendricks. Their four children are Bobette and her husband Michael Hyde, Lynnette and her husband Biff Bradley, Heidi Howard, and Jason Hendricks and life partner Jack Barnes. She has one grandson, Nathan Boles, and a sister, Bobette Grissom and husband Lowell. She was preceded in death by sisters Louanne Richmond and Betsy Jane Doversberger, and a brother, Joshua Brumfield. A memorial service will be held in Mitchell, IN to be announced at a later date. [Post Tribune Feb 16, 2016]
Died, on Wednesday night, September 18 (1908), Fred Herlitz, of pioneer descent, 70 years of age, himself a pioneer boy, and of excellent character. He was never married. ["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Submitted by K. Torp]
Death of Oldest Pythian Reported
LARAMIE Wyo- July 13.— George Hicks, the oldest Pythian of this city, and believed to be one of the oldest in the United States, died at East Chicago, Ind., on July 4, the officers of Damon lodge having word of the death yesterday. Mr. Hicks was more than 74 years of age and had been a Knight of Pythias since November 2, 1869. He joined the order in Maryland and came to Laramie by transfer card. [13 Jul 1920; "Wyoming State Tribune- Cheyenne State Leader"]
Hicks, Herbert R.
HERBERT HICKS BURIED MONDAY
The body of Herbert R. Hicks, 43, Hammond resident for 12 years, will be interred in Elmwood cemetery tomorrow afternoon following funeral services at 2 o'clock from the home at 655 State street where Hicks succumbed Friday after lingering illness. He was employed as a pipefitter with a Texas construction firm. The body was to be moved today at 11 a. m. from the undertaker's parlor at 5713 Hohman avenue to the late residence. Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Amelia Hicks; three daughters, Mary, Dorothy and Betty; two brothers, Glen and Leland and a sister, Mrs. John Stevens, all of Hammond. [Hammond Times (Hammond, IN) Sunday Oct 10, 1937]
Hicks, Thomas F.
Thomas Francis Hicks, 80, formerly of Merrillville, IN passed away in the presence of his immediate family on April 24th, 2016 in Hickory, NC. Tom is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Holota Hicks. Preceded in death by his parents Cloren and Mary Ellen Hicks. Survived by his children, Karen Hicks (Bob Stupar), Taylorville, NC, Cathryn Hicks, Hickory, NC, Elaine Hicks, Greeley, CO, Kim Torp, (Mark), Batavia, IL, brothers Robert Dupree, Crown Point, IN, John (Jack) Hicks (Marjorie) Crown Point, IN, Kathleen Georgelas, (Gust), Munster, IN, James Hicks (Lynn), Long Island, NY, and his favorite granddaughter, Valerie Torp, Batavia, IL.
Tom graduated from Bishop Noll High School, class of 1953. He was proud to have served his country in the mid-1950's. His years of service in the U.S. Navy on board the USS Yellowstone gave him a lifetime of memories.
Tom worked in the rail, oil and insurance industry and was an entrepreneur who operated businesses in Hammond and Merrillville. Tom possessed a very large and kind heart and was beloved by his daughters, nieces and nephew for his constant attention to the progression of their lives. He was a good man who was happiest when he was helping others.
He put his organizational skills to good use in his later years by planning his Bishop Noll class reunions.
Tom loved traveling and especially driving on extended trips with Betty as his co-pilot. He lived a long, full, blessed life and the many people whose lives he touched will miss him dearly.
The funeral will be Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at Holy Name Church in Cedar Lake, IN. Burial will follow at Holy Name Church Church Cemetery. [Source: written by family]
The railroad accident at Schererville, some time ago, which resulted in the death of Mr. HILDRETH, and badly injuring Mr. SIGLER, both of Hebron, has been atoned for in part in the payment by the railroad company of $3,000 to the widow of Mr. HILDRETH, and $1,000 to Mr. Sigler. [Crown Point Register, Thursday, May 1, 1873]
[age] 50, 401 North Cavender St., Hobart, Ind., passed away Saturday, April 1, at the Methodist Hospital, Gary. Survivors: husband, Paul; 1 son, Paul, Jr., Gary; 1 daughter, Mrs. Betty Hicks, Hobart; 2 sisters, Mrs. Anna Simko and Mrs. Margaret Dunda, both of Gary; and 1 brother, Michael Zelick in Czechoslovakia; 3 grandchildren. Funeral services Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. , Lach & Stilinovich Funeral Home, 4213 Broadway, Gary, 10 a.m. St. Bridgets Church, Rev. John Schaffer officiating. Burial, Calumet Park Cemetery. Rosary will be recited at 8 pm. Monday at the chapel [Hammond times, April 3, 1961 - Submitted by K. Torp]
Died, January 7, (1909) at the home of his sister, Mrs. J. A. Beattie, Henry Holton, second son of Volney Holton, a pioneer of about 1840. Henry Holton was born February 21, 1846, and was nearly 63 years of age. [Source: "Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Submitted by K. Torp]
Holton, Hiram S.
Hiram S. Holton, born in Canada, but of New England parentage, a prominent citizen of Crown Point for many died in Englewood at his daughter's home June 30, 1906, 77 years of age. The burial services were held in the Methodist Church, conducted by Dr. White of Englewood, assisted by Rev. J. M. Brown, the pastor of Crown Point, Rev. T. H. Ball reading the memorial, and the Lake Lodge of masons taking charge of the body and laying it away in the Crown Point cemetery. ["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910"]
Died, on the next Saturday night, January 25 (1908), of about 9 o'clock, Mr. Janna S. Holton, born December 17, 1822, and was 85 years old last month. He died on the forty-eighth anniversary of his second marriage. He came to Crown Point in 1844, became a business man, a merchant, a county officer, a very prominent citizen, and for sixty years went every day, with few exceptions, from his home to his store or office. The burial services were held on Tuesday afternoon, January 28, in the Presbyterian church. The burial was Masonic. He was the last of Crown Point's earliest merchants, commencing with Solon and Milo Robinson, and including among them H. S. Pelton, William Alton, Joseph P. Smith, J. W. Dinwiddie, David Turner, E. M. Cramer and John G. Hoffman. Other names may be found in our histories. Mr. Holton leaves three daughters, thirteen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Thus, within one week, we have lost two of our aged and prominent and worthy citizens. The lately young men and boys are rapidly taking the places of the aged and well known, but they will be remembered by what they have done. ["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Submitted by K. Torp]
Monday, February 17 (1908). The body of Janna F. Holton,55, a son of the pioneer, Volney Holton, was brought here for burial in the Crown Point cemetery. ["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Submitted by K. Torp]
One day last week, near Crown Point, Lake county, Charles Hoover, aged 14, accidentally hung himself with a roller towel. When extricated, it was found that his neck was broken and that life was extinct. [The Fort Wayne Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Indiana) 31 Jan 1874, Sat]
Died January 13th, (1910), at her home in Richmond Miss E. Hornet, a teacher in Crown Point, principal of the high school, and a true citizen. [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.]
Age 72, of Gary, died Thursday, April 24, 1986, Guy & Allen Funeral Home, Gary (Post Tribune, April 26, 1986 - Submitted by K. T.)
Huhn, August P.
FORMER HAMMOND MAN BURIED ON TUESDAY
Funeral services for August P.Huhn 45. formerly of Hammond. who died of heart disease at his home in Fort Wayne last Saturday, were held at St. Paul's Catholic church In Fort Wayne Tuesday. Huhn is survived by his widow, Theresa, formerly of Hammond, and five children, Adeline, Dorothy, Theresa, August, Jr., and Ralph. To Hammond he is survived by a brother-in-law, William J. K Volf, of the accounting firm of Volk. Newberg and Masur. and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary Bogner of 537 Douglas street. [The Hammond Times Thursday March 11, 1937 - Submitted by Barb Z.]
Rabies Cause Death: Fred Huth of Clark Station, who was bitten by a mad dog seven or eight weeks ago, died at Gary in the horrible agonies of hydrophobia at 2 o'clock Wednesday morning in a doctor's office at East Chicago where he was taken by his friends. Huth was a harness maker and teamster at Gary and was bitten in the wrist by his own dog while he was trying to unchain the animal in his back yard. As soon as he realized that he was injured he set out for a doctor's office where the wound was dressed and later he secured the famous madstone from Dyer, the property of Charley Keilman. Nothing very serious developed in the case until Tuesday night, although Huth has constantly worried for fear he would go mad. He began feeling the effects of the poison late Tuesday afternoon and went to the home of W. S. Gallin, a notary in Tolleston, where he drew up his will. At 9:30 he began to froth at the mouth and to bark like a dog, going through all the spasms of rabies, especially when anyone spoke of water or when he saw water. Two of his comrades were compelled to hold him, he became so violent, and he was later taken to East Chicago where two doctors worked over him constantly until 2 o'clock in the morning when the end came. —Lake County Times. [The Plymouth tribune.(Plymouth, Ind.), August 16, 1906]
Hutt, Helen L.
(1925-2009) – Warren County Genealogical Society Past President
We are saddened to learn that past president Helen Hutt passed away at Sycamore Hospital on Tuesday, January 20th. Helen was a 20 year member of the Warren county Genealogical Society and served the society in many ways as long as she was able. Helen was involved with the Society when we obtained our 1st permanent home in the basement of the old court house. She served as the president of the society in 1994 and again in 1998. Helen L. Hutt, age 83, of Waynesville, OH; passed away on Tuesday January 20, 2009 at Sycamore Hospital. Helen was born in Wolf Lake, IN on June 22, 1925 to Earl and Edna (Johnson) Hindman. She was active for 20 years with the Warren County Genealogy Association. Helen was preceded in death by a son Michael Hutt and a sister Janet Copper. She is survived by her husband of 66 years Ralph Hutt; a daughter LeeBelle Hutt of Lebanon, a son James and wife Moriah Franklin of Lytle, a daughter-in-law Doris Hutt of Franklin, 5 grandchildren, and their children and grandchildren; a brother Ralph Gilman and wife Jan of Middletown; a sister Emma Hindman of Miamisburg; and numerous nephews. Funeral services are Friday January 23, 2009 at 2pm at Anderson Funeral Home 40 N. Main St Springboro, OH. [Submitted by Darlene Anderson]
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