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Mahns, Diane Lee, four months old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Mahns of 420 Southeastern Ave., Hammond. died Thursday in St. Margaret Hospital. Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Burns Funeral Home, 5840 Hohman Ave., Hammond, with the Rev. John Bart officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hammond. Besides her parents, Diane is survived by a sister, Lorraine; a brother, Richard; her parternal grandmother, Mrs. Elvera Kielman; her materal grandmother, Mrs. Josephine Nackamn, and her paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Catherine Myszak, all of Hammond.
Date of Obit: 31 May 1969
Newspaper Name: Hammond Times
Submitter's Name: Theresa Czapla



Mahns, Donald E. - age 57 of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Hammond, has gone home to be with the Lord, the Father in Heaven.  Survivors: wife, Patricia; one daughter, Lori (James) Townes of Merrillville; one son, Richard Mahns of Houston, Texas; mother, Mrs. Elvera Keilman of Hammond; four brothers, Gerald (Delores) of Hammond, Robert (Beverly) of Munster, William (Sue) of Orland Park and Ron (Nora) of Whiting; several nieces and nephews.  Prec eded in death by his daughter, Kim and grandson.
Funeral services Monday, March 10, 9:30 a.m. from the Solan Funeral Home, 7109 Calumet Ave., Hammond to St. John Bosco Church for 10 a.m. Mass with Rev. Raymond Schulte, celebrant.  Burial St. Joseph Cemetery.  Visitation Sun. 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mr. Mahns was a lifelong resident of the Calumet Area; employed as sales manager for Federated Foods Inc. in Arlington Heights, Illinois; formerly employed at the Bordon Company in Columbus, Ohio; veteran of World War II; member of St. Vincent De Paul Society; member of Breadcrumbs Inc.; Columbus, Ohio.
Newspaper Name: The Hammond Times
Date of Obit: March 8, 1986
Submitter's Name: Theresa Czapla


Mahns, Donna M.
Funeral services for Donna Marie Mahns, 17 months-old, who died Friday at the Northern Indiana Children's Hospital, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Snyder's Funeral Home. Hohman and Warren, and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church. Burial will be in St. John's cemetery. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Mahns of South Bend. the maternal grandmother, Mrs. J. Nackman of Hammond and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Elvera Keilman of Hammond. Friends may call at the chapel today and Monday.

Newspaper Name: The Hammond Times
Date of Obit: Sun. 22 Aug. 1954
Submitter's Name: Theresa Czapla


Mahns, Gerald R. - age 58 of Hammond, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 1990.  Mr. Mahns is survived by his wife, Delores (Dee); two sons, Stephen and David Mahns, both of Hammond, two daughters, Susan (William) Bodie of Dyer, and Carol Mahns of Hammond; two granddaughters, Michelle and Jennifer  Bodie; his mother, Elvera Keilman of Hammond; three brothers, Robert (Rev) Mahns of Munster, William (Sue) Mahns of Orland Park, Illinois and Ron (Nora) Mahns of Whiting.  Preceded in death by his son Dale, daughter, Joyce Ann and brother, Don. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 9:30 a.m. from the Solan Funeral Home, 7109 Calumet Ave., Hammond, to St. John Bosco Church for 10 a.m. Mass with the Rev. stanley Dominik Celebrant.  Burial will take plac e at St. John Cemetery Mausoleum.  Visitation on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Rosary on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.
Mr. Mahns was a lifelong resident of Hammond; he is a Captain with the Hammond Fire Fighters, where he has served for 25 years; he also is President of the Firemen's Union Local # 556.
Newspaper Name: The Times
Date of Obit: Oct. 23, 1990
Submitter's Name: Theresa Czapla



Mahns, Joyce Ann
Joyce Ann Mahns, three-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Mahns, 529 169th St., Hammond, died Tuesday at 9 a.m. in St. Margaret Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Survivors in addition to the parents are the paternal grandparents Raymond Mahns and Mrs. Elvera Keilman, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Flaherty, all of Hammond.
Newspaper Name: The Times
Date of Obit: Wed., 30 July 1952
Submitter's Name: Theresa Czapla



Mahns, Nathanael R. - 15, of Hammond passed away Friday, May 6, 1994.  He is survived by his parents, Ronald and Kathryn (nee Sankowski) Mahns of Hammond; one sister, Samantha A. Mahns of Hammond; maternal grandparents, Henry and Loretta Sankowski; paternal grandparents, Corinne (Pecher) Mahns of Hammond and William H. (Sue) Mahns of Orland Park; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services Tuesday, May 10, 1994, 10 a.m. at the Anthony & Dziadowicz Funeral Home, 4404 Cameron Ave., Hammond (two blocks east of Hohman, one block north of Gostlin) with Rev. Joseph Baunock officiating, Burial at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens,  Schererville.  Visitation Monday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Nathanael wa a lifelong resident; a junior at Clark High School; former student at Purdue Calumet and the Indiana Academey of Math, science and Humanities in Muncie and a news carrier for The Times.  In lieu of flowers, contributions to the family would be appreciated.
Newspaper Name: The Times
Date of Obit: 8 May 1994
Submitter's Name: Theresa Czapla


Mahns, Richard J. - 37, formerly of Hammond, Indiana, a Houston, Texas resident, passed away on saturday, April 30, 1994 in Houston.  He is survived by his mother, Patricia Mahns of Cedar Lake; sister Lori (James) Townes and nephew, Nicholas of Crown Point; maternal grandmother, Josephine Nackman of Hammond; also by many aunts, uncles and cousins; and many close friends in Houston.  He was preceded by his father Don Mahns,  sister and nephew, Kim and Craig Mezei and grandmother, Elvera Keilman. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, May 13, 1994, 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Chapel, 8303 Taft St., Merrillville, Indiana with Rev. Kelchak officiating.
Mr. Mahns was a graduate of Donald E. Gavit High School and Indiana State University.  Richard was a special education teacher of severe/profoundly disturbed children.  He taught at Concord anf Burrus Elementay Schools in Houston and was also employed at the Houston Grand Opera.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may  be made to the Association for Retarded Children or the Marc h of Dimes.  A loving, kind and caring man, he will be missed by all.
Date of Obit: 12 May 1994
Newspaper Name: The Times

Submitter's Name: Theresa Czapla


Mahns, Robert Ray - 68, of Munster, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 1995.  he is survived by loving wife Beverly; loving son, Michael (Kathy) Mahns of Evergreen, Colorado; five loving daughters, Linday Debus of New Hampshire, Patricia (Jerry) Klemoff of Merrillville, Indiana, Bonnie Klemoff of Thornton, Colorado, Rebecca (Berry) Allison and Margaret Mahns of Valparais, Indiana; three loving step-children, Gary (Rita) Pecher of Chesapeake, Virginia, Linda Pecher of Dyer, Indiana and Christine (David) Raczak of Schaumburg, Illinois; 27 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; two brothers, William (Sue) Mahns of Orland Park, Illinois and Ronald (Nora) Mahns of Whiting, Indiana; two sister in laws, Patricia Mahns of Cedar Lake, Indiana and Dolores Mahns of Hammond; many nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by loving son, Robert, brothers, Gerald and Donald and parents, Raymond Mahns and Elvera (Mahns) Keilman.
Funeral services will be held on Friday , August 18, 1995, 9:30 a.m. at the Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster, Indiana.  Funeral Mass 10 a.m. at St. Thomas More Church in Munster with Msgr. Carl Mengeling celebrating the Mass.  Burial, private.  Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday 5 to 9 p.m. with the Holy Rosary prayed at 8 p.m. Mr. Mahns was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy and retired after 44 years of service with NIPSCO as manager of Gas Operations.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Thomas More Church or for holy masses in his memory would be appreciated.
Newspaper Name: The Times
Date of Obit: Aug. 16, 1995
Submitter's Name: Theresa Czapla



Mann, Frank
Also, on the same day (Wednesday, April 15, 1908), died at Crown Point, Mr. Frank Mann, 80 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. Torp]

Mansueto, Michael - aged 65, of Hammond, died Wednesday, April 23, 1986, Huber Funeral Home, Hammond. (Post Tribune, April 26, 1986 - Submitted by K. Torp)

Massey, Frances E. - Age 59, of Gary, died Friday, April 25, 1986, Kuiper Funeral Home, Hammond. (Post Tribune, April 26, 1986 - Submitted by K. Torp)


McColley, Leo
On Monday evening, July 13, (1908) again young life went suddenly out at Crown Point. Leo McColley was bringing the cow home from pasture with the rope by which he led her tied around his body. Arriving in town the cow, said to be usually very gentle and afraid of nothing, became frightened and began to run. The boy fell and was dragged to his death before help reached him. He was 9 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]


Meeker, Elizabeth A.
May 18, 1906, died at her home in Crown Point, Mrs. S. B. Meeker. She was born March 7, 1830, in Pennsylvania, was married November 4, 1849. She was known in girlhood as Elizabeth A. Cress. She was 76 years of age.
["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910"]

Meltzer, Berneice
Mrs Frank Meltzer Dies; Was Former Resident of Monon
Mrs Berneice Meltzer, 45, of Merrillville, passed away Friday evening. She was a resident of Monon several years ago when her husband, Frank, was band director for the Monon High School. The family moved to Merrillville from Monon. Surviving is the husband; two daughters, Kim and Lori; a son Frank; the mother Mrs Golda Boze of Monticello; sisters Mrs Delores Snavley of Idaville and Mrs Belle Ward of Griffith; and two grandchildren.
 [The Monon News, Monon, indiana, Jan 11, 1973]

Meltzer, Frank C.
Valparaiso, Indiana: Frank C. Meltzer, age 83 years, of Valparaiso, IN, went home with the Lord on Friday, July 21, 2006 from Whispering Pines. He was born on April 10, 1923 in Fort Moultrie, SC. the son of Frank and Elizabeth (nee Bertram) Meltzer. He graduated from Hammond High School, and received his BA in Music and BS in Mathematics from Canterbury College in Danville, IN. where he was graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He had been a Director of Music for over 35 years, most of that time with the Ross Township School System in Merrillville, where he also served as High School Band Director until his retirement in 1973. He had served with the U. S. Army Air Corps during WWII. He was also a member of First United Methodist Church in Valparaiso. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Berniece Boze in 1973. In 1982, he married Ruth Tauck, who survives, along with three children, Frank B. (Shelley) Meltzer of Indianapolis, IN, Kimberly A. (John) Daniels of Fishers, IN. Lori Beth (Allen) Adams of Mooresville, IN; one step daughter, Lisa Palmer of Batavia, IL.; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Joseph Meltzer. Following cremation at Angelcrest Crematory at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso, a Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. David Byrum officiating. The Visitation will be from 10:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
[Post-Tribune (IN) - Sunday, July 23, 2006]

Frank Meltzer found his niche in music and used his interest and musical talents to mentor hundreds of students under his watch for more than 35 years.
"It didn't take long for me to recognize the fact that Frank's band was considered one of the best in Lake and Porter County. Most of us looked to Frank as our mentor. I know I always did," Meltzer said, crediting the musical techniques Meltzer enlisted in his classes. Bondi said Meltzer and his high school bands had many successful endeavors during his long career.
"One of Frank's last band performances took place at the Indiana State High School Band Contest. Frank's band had reached its peak and also reached perfect 7 scores from all four judges, including the sight reading judges," Bondi said.
Bondi recalled Meltzer also was a strong booster for the numerous Ross Township high school sports programs.
"Frank not only got along with the music people, he also got along with the Merrillville basketball and football coaches. He enjoyed being part of the crowd and rooting for the home teams," Bondi said.
Ruth Meltzer said her husband also was an avid sports fan who enjoyed watching Chicago's professional sports teams, namely the Bulls and the Bears.
Meltzer had been a band director more than 35 years, most of which was spent in the Ross Township school system, where he worked until his retirement in 1973.
"Frank was dedicated to his career. He always was happy about the respect he earned from his peers and students," his wife said. "And he also brought many honors and pride to the community he served."
Karen Long, a Merrillville High School alumna, now a resident of Plano, Texas, recalls Meltzer was an excellent band director and instructor.
"He was strict, but fair. Students in his program knew they were getting the best (musical) instruction in his classes," Long said.  Joe Bondi, retired music director from Portage High School, said he met Meltzer while teaching summer band in Wanatah during the summer of 1959.  
[Source:   NWI Times, August 02, 2006]
[NOTE:  Transcriber w as a student of Mr. Meltzer's in 1979, so the date of his retirement is "off" a bit.  And yes, our band did score perfect 7's in the state con test  :-) ]


Miofsky, Joice Ann
Miofsky Baby Dies
Funeral services were held this afternoon in Elmwood cemetery for Joice Ann Miofsky, three months old, who died today at 3 a.m. at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Miofsky, 1111 Conkey street, Hammond.   A brother, William, two, also survives.
[Hammond Times (Hammond, IN) 12 June 1935]



Merrill, Louesa M.

Mrs. Charles L. Merrill, Louesa M. Dutton, born Oct. 2, 1853, married April 3, 1872, died in a hospital in Chicago, March 15, 1906, in the 53d year of her age. The burial services were held at Merrillville, March 18th.
["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910"]



Metros, Edith
In Loving Memory of Edith Metros
Age 65
Passed Away: Augst 25, 1960
Services: August 27, 1960 2:00 P.M.
Central Baptist Church, East Chicago, Indiana
Officiating: Rev. Warren Wiersbe
Interment Elmwood Cemetery
Hammond, Indiana
Funeral Arrangements by Huber's Funeral Home, East Chicago, Indiana


Meyer, Horace and wife
SAD EVENTS.
September 18, 1905 Monday afternoon the Erie train brought two bodies from Englewood for burial in the Crown Point cemetery. Horace Meyer and his wife, who both left the confines of earth at about the same time. The circumstances were sad attending the death of each. The train was late. As the funeral procession, two hearses and several carriages, started westward the red sun was on the horizon and toward that they pressed rapidly onward. Turning at length southward the procession passed along Main street at a more rapid rate than one had been known to pass before. The cemetery was reached. Night was coming on. The bodies were committed to the earth, a few words were spoken by the aged friend of the Meyer family, Rev. T. H. Ball, one solemn prayer was offered, and the city of the dead, with no electric light to shine upon its mounds and its tombstones, was left to the silence of the night and the vigils of the stars, and of the angels.
["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910"]


Meyer, Col. LeGrand T.
The sudden death of Col. LeGrand T. Meyer, which occurred Feb 23, 1923, while he was serving as president of our Association, is keenly felt by all our members. The annual meeting for which he was eagerly planning, was to be held during the very month in which he was taken. As a man of commanding presence and of virility and versatility, he will be long remembered.
["Historical Records of the Lake County Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake County, Ind, 1924]

Meyers, Ida May  (Sister Helen)
Sister Helen, superintendent of Mercy Hospital at Gary, died last night from the effects of chloride or mercury poisoning.  She took a table t of the deadly drug last Tuesday, mistaking it for a headache remedy.  Sister Helen was a trained nurse when as Miss Ida May Meyers, she l ived in Burlington, Ia., before she took the veil about two years ago.  Her body will be taken to Burlington. [The Plymouth Tribune (Plymo uth, Ind.), February 10, 1910]


Michael, Edwin
April 27, (1909) at 5 p.m., Edwin Michael of Lake Prairie passed from the scenes of earth.
["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910"]



Millikan, John
Died, on January 18, (1908) in the night of Saturday, or more exactly, between 1 and 2 o'clock on Sunday morning, one of our oldest citizens, Mr. John Millikan. He was born July 16, 1814, and was, therefore, 93 years of age last July. He was for many years editor of the Crown Point Register, was a thorough, practical printer, came to South Bend in 1837, and in 1877 to Crown Point. He was the oldest Odd Fellow in the State of Indiana, and received an Odd Fellow burial on Tuesday afternoon, January 21, 1908. One of his great characteristics was meekness.
["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Submitted by K. Torp]


Mitckess, Violet G.
Age 80, a Lake Station resident, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 1986 at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart. She was a member of the Jehovah Witnesses. Survived by 1 son, Charles Heath Jr. of Lake Station; 1 daughter, Ruth Ellen Magennis of Portland, Oregon; 8 grandchildren; 3 great grandchilcren; 1 sister, Eva; 3 brothers, Saint, Austin and Escar all of Georgia. Funeral services will be Monday, April 28 at 11:00 am at the Frum Funeral Home, Lake Station Chapel with Rev. Howard Carlstrom officiating. Burial Evergreen Memorial Park, Hobart.
[Post Tribune, April 26, 1986]


Mondernach, John
John Mondernach, father of the present trustee of Hanover Township, who was an early resident and an excellent citizen of the west side of Cedar Lake, died about June 20th at the home of his son in Iowa, 90 years of age. Before his marriage he was for some time a member of the Ball family at Cedar Lake, and a member there of the then existing Baptist Church. He became afterward a member of the German Methodist Church. Between him and the writer of this record was a special friendship.
["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910"]


Morey, Susan
Died at her home on Lake Prairie, April 16, (1909) Mrs. Susan Morey, a daughter of Dr. Thomas Peach, wife of Ephraim Morey, mother of W. H. Morey; born in New Hampshire March 2, 1826, and 83 years of age; one of that band of New Englanders who made the "New Hampshire settlement" in the heart of Lake Prairie some fifty-four years ago.
[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]


Morgan, Charles
DIES OF HEART TROUBLE.
Charles, the eight-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Morgan of East Chicago, died last Sunday afternoon as the result of heart trouble. Interment will take place tomorrow afternoon at Oak Hill cemetery.
["Ham mond Times", Tuesday, June 19, 1906 - Sub by BZ]


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