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William Engelien

William Engelien, age 76, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019. He is survived by his siblings: Wendell (Julie) Engelien, Gayle (Robert) Papenfuss, Lynelle Sibich, Gregory (Vickie) Engelien and Louellyn “Dee” (Rick) Eason; survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and dearest neighbors.

Mary Ann Senf

Mary Ann Senf (Wilacky) age 84, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2019. Preceded in death by her parents: Leo and Irene Wilacky; husbands: Billie Ray Parnell and Edward Senf; siblings: Leo (Betty Jean) Wilacky , Delores Wilacky, Elizabeth (Mike) Kunas, Antoinette (Joseph) Kwitko and son-in-law, Paul Reder.

Olga Regan

Olga H. Regan, age 94, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her children, June Curtis of Portage, Mark (Cheryl) Regan of Hobart, Lynn (John) Regan of Fishers and Rick Regan of Valparaiso; sisters, Helen(Jim)Nawrocki of Crown Point and Dorothy(Ron) Chmielewski of Chicago; sister in law, Judy(Steve, dec.) Elieff of Hobart; grandchildren, Kimberly (Ryan) Carr and Courtney (Edward) Gonzalez; great grandchildren, Caitlin, Austin and Bryn Carr, Ethan and Evan Gonzalez and Mason Theriault.
She was preceded in death by her parents and beloved husband, Alex Regan.
Olga was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother , sister and aunt who will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by all.
Funeral services will be Friday, August 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 7535 Taft Street, Merrillville. Interment to follow at Calumet Park Cemetery.

Alfonso Ruano

Alfonso “Poncho” Ruano, age 81, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
Alfonso leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 50 years; Maria Concha Ruano; children, Jose Alfonso (Rachael) Ruano of Cynthiana, KY, Sandra (Mario) Ruano of Mokena, IL, Jorge (Juany) Ruano of Schererville, IN and Gabriel (Jennifer) Ruano of Crown Point, IN; grandchildren, Arissa, Joel, Fox, Madeline, Gabriel Andres, Lesley and Emily; siblings, Chelo (Polo) Rangel of Gary, IN, Amparo (Abel, dec.) Berumen of California, Luis (Connie) Hernandez of California, Lupe (Alberto) Sepulveda of Chicago, IL, Andrea (Jose) Araujo of Crown Point, IN and Manuel (Janine) Hernandez of Hammond, IN and many nieces, nephews and cousins too numerous to name.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Refugio and Maria Hernandez, sister, Mona Valdez, brother, Javier Hernandez and niece Peggy Valdez.
Alfonso retired with over 30 years of service with IHB Railroad. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be fondly remembered by all.
A bilingual memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 2:00pm at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 7535 Taft Street, Merrillville with Rev. Roque Meraz officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 1:00pm until 3:00pm.

Anne Smith

Anna “Anne” Alexandrina Magyar Phillips Smith, age 101, passed away at home on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Anne was born to George and Anna Magyar in Sharon, PA in February of 1918.
Anne leaves behind to cherish her memory her beloved daughters: Georgiana P. (John) Stepanek and Margaret C. (Norman) Dawson of Valparaiso, IN; cherished grandchildren: Sydney (Rich) Sipel, Daniel (Cathy) Dawson, Kelly Dawson, Joy Stepanek Reyes, Danielle Reyes, and Amy Stepanek (Gilberto) Briseno; and treasured great-grandchildren: Conner Dawson, Drew Dawson, Gianna Reyes and Neva Reyes.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister; two brothers; her sister: Virginia Jeter; husbands: Daniel Phillips and George Smith; daughter, Diana Phillips Ham and son-in-law Coy S. Ham; and grand son-in-law: Jose L. Reyes.
Anne was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by all.
Funeral services will be Monday, August 5 at 1:00 PM at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 7535 Taft Street, Merrillville.
Rev. Alin Munteanu officiating. Friends and family are invited to visit from 10:00 AM until time of service. Interment to follow at Calumet Park Cemetery.

William “Billy” McEllis

William “Billy” McEllis, age 53, of Demotte, IN passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019. He was born on October 25, 1965 in Gary, IN to Frank and Beverly McEllis who preceded him in death.

Billy is survived by his loving daughter, Sabrina (Aaron Meek) McEllis; grandson, Liam Meek; siblings, Frank “Mac” McEllis and Tom (Jeanee) McEllis; many nephews and great-nieces.

Jose Luis Guzman

Jose Luis Guzman, age 65, of Hobart, IN passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019. He was born on November 18, 1953 in San Rafael del Carrizal, Michoacán de Ocampo, Mexico to Jose and Florencia Guzman who preceded him in death.

Jose is survived by his loving wife, Maria (nee: Herrera) Guzman; children: Fernando (Maria) Guzman, Rene Guzman, Jose Luis (Jaqueline) Guzman Jr, and Lorena (Brent) Guzman-Schmidt; grandchildren: Joaquin Felipe, Saia Evangeli, Allura Cruz, Enrique Luis, Anthony Rene, Isabella Renee, and Olivia Renee Guzman, Claire Elise, Xavier Thor, and Kenneth Allen Schmidt; siblings: Sara, Teresa, Timeteo, Lucio and Trinidad.

Jose is preceded in death by his parents and siblings Abel, Andrea, and Griselda Guzman.

Jose loved to travel and explore. He was a proud 40 year Union Carpenter and most importantly a man of faith. He was a loving husband, father, son and brother and will be missed by many.