All Obituaries


John Vela


John J. Vela, Sr., 81, was born September 8, 1937. He was the father of six children, John J. (Juanita) Vela, Jr., Martin Vela, Gilbert Vela, Marie (Luis) Ruiz, Robert (Laura) Vela and Norma...

Clarence Payne


Clarence “Edd” Payne was called to his Heavenly home on Monday, February 11, 2019.  He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.  He was preceded...

Xinh Waddell


Xinh Waddell, age 83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 3, 2019 with her loving and devoted family by her side.  She was born to the late Le Van Cung and Trieu Thi Nghanh on June 20,...

Donald Welch


Donald L. Welch, Sr., 85, of Merrillville, IN, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the Methodist Hospital – Southlake Campus.  He was born July 23, 1933 in Missouri to Vernon and...

Anthony Burr


Anthony Chaunce Burr, age 59, of Gary, IN transitioned peacefully on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at his home with his loving and devoted wife by his side.  He was preceded in death by his...

Willie West


 Willie West, age 77, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Methodist Hospital – Southlake Campus with his loving family by his side. He was born to Jake and Luvenia West on...

Marvin Bell


 Marvin Bell, 87, of Gary, IN passed away at Franciscan Health in Hammond, IN with his loving family by his side. He was born on August 13, 1931 in Blue Ridge, GA to Lawrence and Laura...

Alice Mikkelsen-Blakeney


Alice Mikkelsen-Blakeney passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at her home. She was born May 20, 1969 to Ronald and Sandra Mikkelsen in Chicago, IL. She is survived by her...

Phillip Derr


 Phillip Derr, 82, of Gary, IN passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2019 with his loving family by his side. He was born December 11, 1936 to Edford Derr and Anna Grembowicz in Gary, IN. He...
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