Author: Marcia Ochoa

Trajan Lozanoski

Trajan Lozanoski, age 82 of Cedar Lake, formerly Crown Point, passed away Friday, May 7, 2021. He was born July 23, 1938 at Crneec, Macedonia. He was a founding member of SS. Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral. Trajan emigrated to the United States in March 1962. He was a retired steelworker with 36 years of service at Inland Steel.

Trajan was preceded in death by parents Jordan and Luba; Brothers Dragi and George. Survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Pera (Ilievski); daughter Lena (Dragan) Kutanovski; Sons Tom (Valentina Parducci) & Paul (Mary Whitingham). 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; siblings Patsy (Metodija Petrushevski), Zagorka (Vanco Gagovski), and brother Chris(Sabrina Cermak)

He passed away peacefully after a short illness and fought valiantly. He will be missed by many because of his cheerful disposition. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved gardening and socializing with friends. He actively helped and supported His church. May his memory be eternal .

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, May 13, 2021 at the SS Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral, 9600 Broadway, Crown Point at 11am with Rev Georgij Gligorov and Rev Aleksandar Mitrov officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:30 prior to the funeral service. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Providence Hospice, 8929 Broadway, Merrillville, IN

For further information please call Mileva or David at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel 219-736-5840

Eugene Bobby Louthan

Eugene Louthan, age 86, peacefully passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021. Eugene proudly served for the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Eugene had a passion for fixing tractors and snowmobiles.
Eugene is survived by his children: Kevin (Kimberly) Louthan, Greg (Tina) Louthan and Mitchell (Janet) Louthan; grandchildren: Jon, Amber Lee, Cameron, Brooke, Kiley, Ariana, Olivia, Kaydence and Kaitlynn.
Preceed in death by his loving wife Betty; son, Brian.
Friends may meet with the family Friday, April 30, 2021 from 4-8 PM at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel 370 N. County Line Road, Hobart, IN. Military honors at 7:30 PM.

Luz Ortiz

Luz Maria Ortiz, age 74, of Merrillville, Indiana passed away after a year-long fight against cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family when she passed on April 17, 2021.

In addition to being a dedicated and loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she was a nanny, an assistant teacher, and volunteer. Her greatest passions included traveling and spending time with her grandchildren. She was known as “mom or Lucy” to many, and she was the one who many came to rely on as their “rock”. She was a calm spirit and the voice of reason to all who needed her, and it was not unheard of for her to open her home to someone in need.

She is survived by her husband, Ray, and their children; Jackie, Alex, Michael, and Christine and her five grandchildren. She is predeceased by her son Ray Anthony, her sister Connie, and her father Jose. Services will be held privately for immediate family and close friends.

A fundraiser page is being set up in memory of our mother whose life was taken too soon by cancer. She dreamt of the day that no child would ever suffer from this dreadful disease. St. Jude Research Hospital is a charity that was dear to her heart, and for this we ask friends and family to make a small donation in her honor.

She will always be loved, will never be forgotten, and will be forever missed.

Barbara J. Jimenez

Barbara J. Jimenez, of Crown Point (formerly Merrillville), passed away peacefully April 13, 2021 at home surrounded by family. She was 84 years old. She is survived by her loving children: Catherine (Ted) Vega, Raymond Jimenez and Nicholas Jimenez; cherished grandchildren: Michael and Robert Vega, and Brandon, Eric and Sean (Caitie) Jimenez; treasured great grandchildren: Mayson, Hailie and Bobby Jimenez; sisters: Rosemary Segura and Beverly (John) Agnos; brother-in-law, Dave Hill; sister-in-law, Judy Kish; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.