Margaret M. Bombassaro, of Chesterton, passed away Friday, May 25, 2007 at
Whispering Pines Health Care Center, Valparaiso. She was 88.
She was born May 29, 1918 in North Judson, Ind., the daughter of John and
Elizabeth (Reiser) Blaschke, both of whom preceded her in death.
On Jan. 27, 1947 in Gary, she married William Bombassaro, who preceded her in
death on Sept. 15, 1997.
She is survived by a son, William Bombassaro of Lafayette; three daughters,
Donna Bombassaro of Valparaiso, Mary Jo (Roy) Palella of Phoenix, Ariz.,
Victoria (Jon) Williams of Chesterton and Jeanne Bombassaro (Mark Savinski)
of Billings, Mont.; two brothers, John Blaschke of Gary and Cyril Blaschke of
Hobart; three sisters, Sister M. Dolores Blaschke O.S.F. of Mishawaka,
Delores Largura of Valparaiso, Caroline (Stanley) Lesniak of DeMotte; a
brother-in-law, Max Loucks of Rolling Prairie, grandchildren, Eric Hasty,
Jennifer Pevler, Brian and Bruce Bombassaro, Amy (Dustin) Slinker, Rebecca
(Larry) Hughes and great-grandchildren, Sebastian and Aiden Hughes.
She was also preceded by a brother Earl Blaschke and sisters, Joan Mathews
and Frances Loucks.
Margaret was a home maker and a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. She
was a member of St. Mark’s Rosary Society and the Catholic Order of Foresters
Secretary and she worked on Project Commitment in Gary in the 1970s. During
WWII she worked at the Kingsbury Ordinance Plant. She enjoyed very simple
things in life.
A Mass of Christian Burial, Father James Meade officiating, will be at 10:30
a.m., Wednesday, May 30 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Rd.,
Chesterton. Interment will be at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 29 with a Wake Service at 7:30
p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.
Memorials may be given to St. Agnes Center or Activities Department at
Whispering Pines or VNA Hospice of Porter County.