Obituaries

John Bill Woynaroski

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John Bill Woynaroski, age 73 of Chesterton, IN passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 in Michigan City, IN. He was born on December 8, 1948 in Hammond, IN to Theodore and Bernice (Kobeszka) Woynaroski. John is survived by his wife of 41 years, Patricia (Zima) Woynaroski; daughters, Tricia (Nick) Tilden, Alexandria Prichard, Michele Saulsgiver; son, John V. Woynaroski; grandchildren, […]

Carole Veden

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Carole Lynn “Burr” Veden, age 67 of Valparaiso, IN passed away on Friday, June 10, 2022 in Valparaiso, IN. She was born on August 17, 1954 in Valparaiso, IN to George and Eleanor (Pliske) Shooter. Carole is survived by daughter, Teena (Ryan) Boland; two sons, Todd (Jen) Veden, Tim Veden; three grandchildren, Perri Murray, Ryan Gebert, and Cyrus Veden; and […]

Jerry L. Wolford

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June 26, 1942 - June 12, 2022

Jerry L. Wolford, 79, Burns Harbor, Indiana passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 2:54 P.M. at Regency Hospital, Portage, IN. Private family services will be conducted at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Michigan City, IN who is handling arrangements. A life worth living gives proof to the words “No Regrets.” Jerry lived by these words. He was born on […]

Barbara Lewis

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Barbara L. Lewis (nee Summers), age 74 of Chesterton, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2022. She was born on April 6, 1948 to the late Maxwell and Treva Summers. She was a member of Marquette United Methodist Church and graduated from Wirt High School in 1966. After high school, she went to work at GTE, Verizon Phone Company and […]

Mary Bennett

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Mary Elizabeth Bennett, of Liberty Twp. and Porter, died Tuesday, June 7, 2022, she was 55 years old. Mary was born March 25, 1967 in Oak Park Illinois, the daughter of George R. Bennett Jr. and Betty (Summers) Bennett, who preceded her in death. Mary is survived by a heartbroken sister, Catherine (Bennett) Colín of Porter; as well as brother-in-law, […]

William Carlos Smith

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William Carlos Smith, age 92, a resident of Foley, AL passed away Sunday, April 17, 2022. He was preceded in death by his wife, Loisdene T. Smith; son, Richard L. Smith; grandson, James Carlos Smith. He is survived by his sons, Randy (Susan) Smith, Valparaiso, IN, Ralph (Cheryl) Smith, Jamestown, NY, Owen (Vicki) Smith, Valparaiso, IN; daughter-in-law, Sally Snyder, Kittanning, […]

Enafaye Messer

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Enafaye Messer, age 91 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on June 4, 2022. She was born on August 28, 1930 in Possum Trot, KY to Henry and Hattie (Sloan) Amburgey, both of whom preceded her in death. On August 17, 1949 she married the love of her life, Herman Messer, who preceded her in death on June 16, 1996. Enafaye […]

Jerome “Jerry” Troke Sr.

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Jerome “Jerry” James Troke Sr., age 85 of Chesterton, IN passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2022 in Valparaiso, IN. He was born on August 19, 1936 in Gary, IN to Howard and Frances (Styba) Troke. Jerome is survived by his sons, Jerry (Sue) Troke Jr., Steven Troke, Joseph (Mary) Troke; daughter, Wendy Troke; grandsons, Jeremy Troke, Christopher Troke, Benjamin […]

Phyllis M. Shelbourne

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Phyllis M. (Menard) Shelbourne, age 92 of Chesterton, IN passed away peacefully on May 23, 2022 in Valparaiso, IN. She was born on May 26, 1929 in Chicago, IL to Henry and Lillian (Moore) Menard. Upon Graduation from Gage Park High School she attended secretarial school in Chicago and enjoyed her work in this field. On August 30, 1947, she […]

Anthony Teutemacher

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Anthony Teutemacher, age 79 of Valparaiso, IN, passed away on May 28, 2022 at his home. He was born on April 18, 1943 in Kankakee, IL to Anthony and Rose (Lorenz) Teutemacher, both of whom preceded him in death. On June 5, 1965, he married the love of his life, Sandra Jean (Mauke) Teutemacher, who survives in Valparaiso, IN. He […]


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