Category: Obituaries

Rory J. Dimos

Rory J. Dimos, 66, of Hobart passed away on November 23, 2020.
Rory is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Jackie; his mother, Ethel; better known as “Rita”; son, Christopher; daughters: Michelle and Kelly; brothers: Tom, Eric (Annette), and Matt; sister-in-law Rhonda; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his father, John; brother, Kevin; and sister, Carole Westberg.
Rory worked at US Steel for 44 years before his retirement. He was a relentless Cubs fan and loved keeping his hands busy with wood crafting. Rory had a great sense of humor and was always a joy to be around. He was great family man and will leave a void that cannot be filled. Rory will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.
Visitation will be 3-7 PM on Friday, November 27, 2020 at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, with a chapel service at 6 PM. Masks are required, please follow all social distancing guidelines. For more information, visit

Doris Onder

Doris Marie (Koruga) Onder passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020.

She was born on Nov. 28, 1934 in the city of Gary, Indiana where she resided for 35 years, married, and started her family.

Over the years she lived at several different locations including Crown Point, IN, Siesta Key, Florida, The Villages Florida, and Merrillville, Indiana. She had several interests and passions including Girl Scout Troop Leader, interior design, business ownership, and traveling. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority in Indiana.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband Andrew L. Onder and her second James Bencie.

She is survived by her 4 children Joseph Onder (Rheasa), Mary Kay Hovanec (Terry), Jeffery Onder (Nancy), David Onder (Sandra). 9 grandchildren, Michelle, Matthew, Jacob, Amber, Nathan, Casey, Jared, Nicole, and Corey. And 16 great-grandchildren.

She will be interred next to her husband Andrew at Calumet Park Cemetery.

Rest in peace Mom.

Marvin R, Barnes

Marvin Ray Barnes was born on November 7, 1962 to James and Loy Barnes. He grew up on the west side of Chicago with his 7 brothers and sisters, and was the second youngest. He enjoyed bike riding, studying insects and bugs, and playing marbles.
He was known for wreaking havoc and getting into mischief in the neighborhood. His sister Renease said that when local boys started to bother her one day, she heard a boy say, “Uh un. That’s Marvin’s sister. Don’t mess with her.” Then the boys proceeded to leave her alone.
Marvin gained the nickname “Bird” in his family. He and his four brothers were known as “The Buzzards” by their mother. That sense of humor definitely passed on, because Marvin became well known for his.
He was constantly bringing laughs to the lives of those around him, even at a young age. Though some jokes were hit and miss, Marvin always guaranteed HIMSELF a good laugh. He especually loved poking light hearted fun at people.
At age 11, Marvin received salvation through Jesus Christ, and was filled with the Holy Spirit. He attended Solid Rock Church of the Living God. Where he was known for his powerful and Davidic styled praise. He would dance and shout right out of his shoes. His dancing in church became a reputation that followed him all the days of his life. It became infamous.
He also sang in the teen choir, where he couldn’t necessarily hold a note, but could definitely carry the anointing. And though he would try to hide from the church van that would pick them up for choir rehearsals, because he wanted to stay and play with his friends, Marvin quickly learned that God had bigger plans for him than baseball and foot races.
After graduating from high school and receiving his diploma from St. Patrick High, Marvin was called into ministry just a few short years later, at the age of 20.
In an interview, someone asked Marvin how he knew he was called. His reply was, “One day I was home watching TV, when I heard a voice call my name. I responded, but no one answered. So I blew it off. I decided to keep watching TV. Then I heard the voice again. ‘Marvin!’ I heard an actual voice! I got up and walked around the house trying to see who it was. Only to realize that I was the only one home. That’s when it hit me. And I remember saying ‘Uh oh…’ to myself. I thought about the story of Samuel and Eli, and realized that God was calling me. So I answered. I replied, ‘Yes Lord.’ and the voice stopped. God got my yes.”
Then God took him at his word. Marvin was preparing to leave a revival early, to take his mother to work. She instead, insisted that they stay. The Holy Spirit weighed so heavy on Marvin, that he became pinned to the floor. He wiggled and moved and fought. But he just could not get up. Not until he agreed to confess his calling in front of leadership. The rest is history.
Shortly, after that, he was sitting in a church service where he saw a group of sisters walking into the church. One of which really stood out to him. This was love at first sight. Marvin described it as the world going in slow motion, as he saw this young lady walking down the aisle of the church. He said he spoke up and told God, “I want her.”
Well, God honored his request. The young lady was named Marva Kimbrough and became Marva Barnes on September 13, 1987. They were married and had two daughters, Mariah and Marissa.
In the year 2000, Marvin became the assistant pastor of Maranatha Temple Church of the Living God. Under the Pastoral leadership of the great, Bishop Preston Raper, he preached awesome sermons, taught sunday school, and had both children called to ministry. He later joined Living Word Church in Lansing, Il. Where the pastor is the wonderful and kind, Pastor Dave Prince.
Marvin lived his life for the sole purpose of being pleasing to God. He ministered to those around him, wasn’t afraid to share the gospel, lived what he preached, loved his wife, led his family, and was an example to many. He was a brother to Renease, Pamela, Douglas, Anthony, David, Michael, and Dennis. He was a husband to Marva Barnes. He was a father to Mariah and Marissa. He was a father in law to William T. Jackson II. He was a grandfather to Tanayzia, Isabella, and Alannah. He was many things to many people. Most importantly though, he was a son of God. He IS a son of God. And now he is standing before him. Seeing the very things he preached about. Experiencing what he spent his whole life living for. Walking the streets of gold that he sang about. Seeing the face of the God that he preached about.
Philippians 1:21 says, “To live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Marvin lived for Christ. Now he has gained all the joy, prosperity, happiness, health, and wholeness that he can possibly handle.

Harry M. Collins

Harry M. Collins, age 65, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Cleveland Ohio, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020. Harry was a member of The American Legion Post 47 in Fort Wayne and a proud member of The Honor Guard in Rensselear. He loved to watch football and loved to cheer on his favorite team the Cleveland Browns.

Harry was preceded in death by his parents Chester and Nicky Collins.

He is survived by his loving wife Kathy; his step-children- Kathy Leon (Jamie Urias), Roger Leon (Memoir Sanchez) , and Oscar (Sonia) Leon; step-grandchildren- Charlene, Marcelino, Billy, Kimberly, Carla, Aly, Matteo, Adam, Alexis, Angelica, and Destinee; very close cousins- Shane and Michelle Collins along with their daughters, Dave Icenogle, Regina Collins, Carrie and Adam and their sons; Heather Collins and her children, Andy, Bill, Tom, Joe, Carolyn, Jackie, Beth, Matthew, Randy, Rusty, Rhonda, and Steve Collins and many more cousins and extended family.

Friends are invited to visit with the family on Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (370 N. County Line Rd. Hobart IN) Military Honors at 3:00 P.M. We ask to please use social distancing and masks are required to enter the building. Any questions please call 219-940-3791

Froilan Guzman Jr.

Froilan Guzman Jr. of Merrillville, Indiana passed away peacefully on the morning of Thursday, November 12th, 2020 at the age of 43.

Froi was the Proud Father of Faith (Nathan) Guzman; Beloved Son of Froylan and Abigail (nee Diaz Guzman); Cherished Brother of Anna Rosa (Robert) Ortiz and Gloria (John) Vargas; and Dearest Cousin and Uncle to many.

He is preceded in death by his Uncles: Melesio Guzman and Hector Escalante; his Beloved Grandmother Enedina Silva; Dearest Niece, Erica Ortiz; and Brother-in-Law Javier F. Ortiz.

For those that knew him by Froi, Tio Froi, Froi Dogg, or “Ghost,” he was a person that anyone and everyone knew they could depend on. With his big, warm hugs, boisterous laugh, charming wit, and giving nature, he could always put a smile on your face.

Froilan had an avid love for music, sending his favorite songs to family and friends. Throughout his life, Froilan enjoyed painting and gifting his artworks to his loved ones.

It goes without saying that Froilan had an innumerable amount of friends that he made throughout his life and treated as his own family. The Guzman family is incredibly grateful to those that continued to bring happiness to his life, even during the difficult times.

Froilan Guzman Jr. will be greatly missed by all the hearts he touched.

Family and Friends are to gather for the Visitation Monday, November 16th, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a Funeral Service at 5:00 p.m. at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 7535 Taft Street Merrillville, IN, 46410. Interment will be private.

Due to current health guidelines, the Guzman family is asking that all guests please wear face masks.