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Monday, January 29, 2018 13:31 PM

MARY E. WAAK


Mary E. Waak, 76, of La Porte, passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at her home.  Mary was born in Washington DC, on March 28, 1943 to William and Florence (Lacey) Fary.  On August 16, 1958 in Dillon, SC, she married Jack Waak, who passed April 27, 2019. Surviving are her children, Judy (Steven) Waak-Pearce of Rolling Prairie, Jack Waak, Jr. of La Porte, and Ray Waak of Dothan, AL; 3 grandchildren, Chad (Sarah) Waak of Rolling Prairie, Ryan (Breanna) Waak of Mishawaka, and Chelsea Waak of Michigan City; 3 great-grandchildren; siblings, Sonny (Helen) Fary of Lynchburg, VA, Robert (Ann) Fary of Gloucester, VA, and Millie (Bruce) Jaeger of Annapolis, MD; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband; brother, William Fary; and sister, Florence Mullins.  Mary was a Quality Control Inspector for 25 years at Gateway Industries. She was a member of Women of the Moose, Lodge 492. Mary enjoyed gardening and reading.  Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.  A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 12 pm on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Pastor Roger Ash officiating.  A time of visitation will be held from 10 am until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home. A private internment will take place at Patton Cemetery.  
Memorial contributions may be directed to Moose Charities, 155 S. International Drive, Mooseheart, IL 60539, noting "Mary Waak Memorial-Mooseheart" or "Mary Waak Memorial-Moosehaven" in memo line.  Condolences may be shared with the family online at  www.cutlercares.com.   


BARBARA ANN CLEMONS

Barbara Ann Clemons, 68, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 7:45 am in her home.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, August 5, 2019 at Evergreen Baptist Church, 2005 Coolspring Ave., Michigan City, IN with Pastor Jonathan A. Rumley officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte, IN. Visitation will be from 9:00 am - 11:00 am, Monday at Evergreen Baptist Church. The Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Michigan City, IN is handling arrangements.  To sign a guest book and leave condolences online visit our web site at www.otthaverstock.com.   


JAMES "AL" ALVIN PENNY

 
James "Al" Alvin Penny, 91, of La Porte, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, August 2, 2019.  Al was born on January 11, 1928 in Cordele, GA, to W.R. and Verna (Shell) Penny.  On January 25, 1955 in Westville, IN, he married Florene Cunningham who survives. Also surviving are his children, Stephen Penny of La Porte and Linda Diane Gilliam of Westville; 3 grandchildren, Blake Penny, Taylor and Roscoe Gilliam; sister, Betty Ann Huckaby of Cordele, GA; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded by his parents; daughter, Karen Sue Penny; brothers, Robert, RL, Curtis, and Vernon Penny; and sisters, MaryLee, Myrtle, and Pauline.  Al was a full blooded American serving his country in both the Army and Air Force. He was a life member of the VFW.  Al owned and operated his own business as an exterminator and gardener. For over 35 years, Al and Florene were well known for "Flo's Tomato's".  A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Pastor Dan Allen officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Lake Cemetery where Full Military Honors will be held.  A time of visitation will be held from 11 am until the time of the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-Memorial Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.  Condolences may be shared with the family on www.cutlercares.com.   


BOYD E. GRIFFITH

80_YEAR OLD Boyd E Griffith PASSED AWAY Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Golden Living Center - Fountainview Terrace.  VISITATION FOR Boyd E Griffith_ WILL BE HELD FROM 12:00 PM TO 2:00 PM ON Monday August 5, 2019 AT THE Haverstock Funeral Home, Inc. _IN La Porte
FUNERAL SERVICE FOR Boyd E Griffith WILL be held at 2:00 PM Monday,at the Haverstock Funeral Home, Inc. IN La Porte.  MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS CAN BE MADE TO: Alzheimer's Association-Northwest Indiana Office 15 North Franklin St. Suite 290, Valparaiso, IN. 46383_IN MEMORY OF Boyd E Griffith.  ONLINE CONDOLENCES MAY BE MADE TO: Www.haverstockfuneralhome.com   


ALLEN EDWARD MALEKOVIC

Allen Edward Malekovic, 70, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Thursday, August 1, 2019.
Visitation will for Allen Malekovic be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana 46350. A Parish Rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial for Allen Malekovic will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 201 Bach Street, La Porte, Indiana. Reverend lan Williams will officiate. Burial will follow in Patton Cemetery. Memorial contributions for Allen Malekovic may be made to Sacred Heart Parish. Please share prayers, condolences, and memories with the family at Essling Funeral Home.com.  


GERALD "JERRY" BENNITT

Gerald "Jerry" Dale Bennitt, 70, of La Porte, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at La Porte Hospital and Health Services.  Jerry was born on June 22, 1949 to Dale and Edna (Froh) Bennitt, in La Porte. He graduated from Tri-State University in 1971 with a degree in Engineering. Jerry worked at several operating engineering jobs in the area, including United BlackTop Pavers, DLZ Engineering, and Dye Mechanical, until his retirement. He was most proud of the work that was done at Notre Dame, during his time at Dye Mechanical.  In June 1968, he married Sherrie Lynn Lenardson. In their union was born a son, Robert Dale Bennitt, who proceeded him in death in 1995; and a daughter, Jennifer Rae Diedrich.  On June 22, 2002 in La Porte, he married Bonnie Tyree who survives. Also surviving are his daughter, Jennifer (Kenneth) Diedrich of Virginia Beach, VA; stepsons, Jeff (Sarah) Tyree of Cincinnati, OH, and Joe (Stacey) Tyree of Manchester, CT; 4 grandchildren, Kenneth III, Cameron, Emilie and Lauren Diedrich, all of Virginia Beach, VA; step grandchildren, Lucy and Owen Tyree of Manchester, CT and Noah and Amelia Tyree of Cincinnati, OH.  He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Robert Bennitt; and stepson, Jonathan Tyree.  He was a member of Operating Engineers Union Local #150, Polish Falcons, and PNA, all of La Porte. Jerry enjoyed golfing, car racing, horse racing, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, and Chicago Black Hawks. He especially enjoyed socializing at the clubs with friends. 
Per Jerry's wishes, cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte. A memorial is planned for family and friends on Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 2 - 6 pm at the Polish Falcons, 216 E. Lincolnway, La Porte. Please "come as you are" to celebrate the memory of Jerry.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the family c/o Bonnie Bennitt, 2900 Monroe St., La Porte, IN 46350 or to the charity of the donor's choice.  Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.cutlercares.com.   


TERRY ELLIS MARTIN

Terry Ellis Martin, 53, passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at his residence.  Terry was born on May 19, 1966 in La Porte, IN to Ellis and Johnye Mae (Brown) Martin.  Surviving are his children, Amanda (Kevin) Jones of Valparaiso and Tristan Martin; and sisters, Angela DeLong of FL, Janice (Scott) Alm of OH, and Karen (Michael) Cox of Kingsford Heights; as well as many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; nephew, Jeremy Cox; and niece, Lindsey Hagler.  Terry was a truck driver for many years.  Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte. A private family service will take place at a later date.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the family c/o Amanda Jones, 2900 Monroe Street, La Porte, IN 46350.  Condolences may be shared online at www.cutlercares.com   


AUDREY M. COOK

Audrey M. Cook, 94, passed away Monday, August 5, 2019.  A Graveside Service for Audrey M. Cook will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, August 8,, 2019, at Pine Lake Cemetery with pastor Jeff Zigler officiating.  Memorial contribuitons can be made to:  La Porte County Small Animal Shelter, 2855 West State Road 2, la Porte, IN 46350 or to Dunes Hospice, 4711 Evans Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383 in memory of audrey M. Cook.  Online condolences may be made to  www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.   


GLADYS L. JOHNSON

Gladys L. Johnson, 88, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 4:30 am in Trail Creek Place, Michigan City, IN.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, August 12, 2019 at Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, IN, with Pastor Paul Richardson officiating. Private burial will take place in Carmel Cemetery, LaPorte, IN. Visitation will be from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Monday at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel.  
Contributions may be made to Dunes Baptist Church, 4468 W. U.S. Hwy 20, Michigan City, IN 46360 or to the charity of the donor's choice.  To sign a guest book and leave condolences online visit our web site at www.otthaverstock.com.  


PAUL A. MILLER

 Paul A. Miller, 90, of Union Mills, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Brentwood Assisted Living, La Porte.  A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., La Porte (219) 362-3100 with Pastor James Bouslog officiating. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Union Mills Cemetery.  Please send condolences to the family at www.LakeviewFHC.com.   


MASAKO MILLER

Masako Miller, 85, of Union Mills, went peacefully into the arms of Jesus Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Golden Living Center Fountainview Terrace, La Porte.  A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., La Porte, (219) 362-3100 with Pastor James Bouslog officiating. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Union Mills Cemetery.  Please send condolences to the family at www.LakeviewFHC.com.