Category: Hobart/Portage Obituaries

Freddie Ortiz Jr.

Freddie Ortiz Jr., age 51, of Lake Station, passed away on June 19, 2021. He was preceded in death by his father, Freddie Ortiz Sr. and his brother Javier Ortiz (who recently passed away June 18, 2021).

Freddie is survived by his loving wife, Luz Ortiz; mother, Nereida Ortiz; daughters, Anissa Ortiz and Selestina (Eli) Collazo; sister, Connie (Luis) Ortiz, granddaughter, Amelia; sister-in-law, Jeanette Mendez; close nieces and nephews, Selena (Benjamin Velasco), Sofia, Xavier, Jonathan, Angel and Alex; great nephew, Landon; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

Freddie was dedicated to his career and truly loved his job as a welder. He also loved building things. Freddie was a social butterfly; he was so free spirited and just loved life. He will be missed deeply by so many and even though he is gone we will always have the wonderful memories we shared with him forever.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M. with a chapel prayer service at 6:30 P.M. at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel ( 370 N. County Line Rd. Hobart IN 46342) Funeral service will be on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, Pastor Jose Ramirez officiating. Burial at Blake Cemetery, Portage Indiana.

Lucy Hogan

Lucy Hogan, age 74, of Portage passed away on May 25, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel P. Hogan; parents, Guy and Ethel Contie; granddaughter Crystal Hogan; siblings, Lulu Lorenzen, Angeline Hoover, Rose Contie, Guy Contie II, and Joseph Contie.

Lucy is survived by her children, Deborah Hogan, Victoria Hogan, Daniel (Suzanne) Hogan, Gina (Greg) Robinson; siblings, Angelo (Janice) Contie, and Susan (Albert) Arnold; many grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.

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Lucy will be missed by so many that knew her and her memories will be forever etched in our hearts. Funeral arrangements entrusted by Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (370 N. County Line Rd. Hobart IN)

Cecelia S. Rodriguez

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Cecelia S. Rodriquez, age 84, of Crown Point passed away surrounded by her loving family on May 21, 2021. She is survived by her caring husband of 65 years; Xavier Rodriguez; loving children, Harry (Linda) Rodriguez, Cecelia (Jerry) Stamper, Ramona (Phillip) Archo, Manuel Rodriguez, Eloise Rodriguez, Mary (Richard) Rodriguez; 22 grandchildren; 35 great- grandchildren, and many great- great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and extended family and close friends.

Cecelia was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Manulea Espinosa.

She was a parishioner at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton church. She enjoyed gardening and even grew her own Christmas trees. Cecelia had a green thumb to say the least. She also enjoyed playing board games and cards with her loved ones. She was also a chocolate lover. She will be so deeply missed, and her memories will be forever etched in our hearts.

A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, May 28, 2021 from 9:00- 10:00 am at St Paul Catholic Church (1855 Harrison Blvd, Valparaiso In 46385) Funeral Mass at 10:00 am Father Douglas Meyer officiating. Burial of cremains at Calumet Park Cemetery. For further information please call 219-736-5840

Javier Ortiz

Javier Ortiz, age 38, of Lake Station passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife, Jeanette Mendez; Son, Xavier Ortiz; mother, Nereida Ortiz; siblings, Freddie (Luz) Ortiz, Connie Ortiz-Reyes; very dear friend, Thomas Gaboian; mother and father-in-law, Annette and Louie Mendez; brother- in- law, Wesley (Angela) Mendez; sister-in-law, Stephanie Mendez; nephew, Tyler; nieces, Selena, Anissa, Sophia, Selestina and Audriana; great nephew, Landon; and his fur baby, Scrappy.
Javier was preceded in death by his father, Freddie Ortiz.

Javier’s love and passion was barbering. His wife was his everything. He had a big heart and would do anything for anybody. He was known for his big bear hugs. He is going to be missed tremendously.

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 24, 2021 from 3:00 – 7:00 pm with a prayer service at 6:30pm at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (370 N. County Line Rd. Hobart IN 46342) Funeral service will take place on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 10:00 am pastor Andrew Concepcion officiating. Burial at Blake Cemetery Portage, IN. For further questions please call 219-940-3791

Salvador G. Zepeda

Salvador Galvez Zepeda, age 60, of Porter passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021. Salvador was employed at US Steel as a Systems Repairman. He left behind his loving wife of 24 years, Leticia Zepeda; siblings, Luis (Angelica), Josephina (Nicolas), Maria (Luis), Amalia (Raul), Alexandro (Leticia), Cecilia (Alexandro), David (Vicky); and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

Preceded in death by his parents Luis and Maria Zepeda; uncles Franciscan-Alexandro Galvez Zepeda, Priest-Salvador Galvez Zepeda, Leopoldo Galvez Zepeda; and brother-in-law, Francisco J. Chavez.

Salvador was a generous man and was known for always giving to the less fortunate. He loved to donate to the poor children, charities and was very giving to his family and loved ones. He enjoyed working with computers. He liked to take them apart and rebuild them or find out what was not running correctly and fix them. He also loved building and wood working. He will be missed by so many that knew him. He will be in our memories and in our heart’s forever.

Memorial visitation will be held on Friday, May 7, 2021 from 3:00pm – 7:00pm at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (370 N. County Line Rd. Hobart IN 46342) with a service at 6:00pm. Father ______________________________ officiating. For further information please call 219-940-3791.

Garland L. Tanner

Garland Tanner, age 85, of Lake Station, passed away on April 30, 2021. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife, Ida Mae; son, John, 3 grandsons; 2 granddaughters; several siblings and other relatives.
Garland is survived by his children, Carl, SueAnn, Mary Lou, Loren, and Larry; siblings, Juanita, Rebekah, Stella, Georgetta, David, and Tommy; several grandchildren, great- grandchildren, great-great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
He retired from US Steel and he just enjoyed drinking his coffee and socializing with just about anyone he crossed paths with. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him and we will cherish our memories of him for a lifetime.
Visitation will be held Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 2:00- 6:00 pm with a service at 5:30pm. at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel ( 370 N. County Line Rd Hobart IN 46342) Pastor Charles Strietelmeier officiating.For further information please call 219-940-3791

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.

Anthony “Tony” Bowman

Anthony “Tony” Bowman, age 32, of Lake Station, passed away on April 12, 2021. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry “JJ” James Jr.; grandparents, Barbara Bowman and Marilyn James; and aunt Kathy Timm.

Tony is survived by his mother, Kim “Little Kim” Bowman, step sons, Nicholas and Ky Renslow; siblings, Erica Bowman, Drake James, Christopher James, and Lisa James; girlfriend, Rosie Castilleja; nephews, Myles Selfelder and Giovanni Thrasher; niece, Murphy James; and several nieces nephews, relatives, and close friends.

Tony enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding dirt bikes. He truly loved his dog, Caneman. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him and his memories will forever be etched in our hearts. Tony will never be forgotten. This is until we meet again.

Friends are invited to visit with the family on Monday, April 19, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (370 N. County Line Rd. Hobart IN. 46342) Funeral service will begin at 5:30 p.m. For further information please call 219-940-3791

Danny Garibay

Danny Garibay, age 59, of Portage passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2021 with his family by his side.
Danny is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Debbie; children, Susana (Joe Feliciano) Garibay and Michael “Rocky” (Mary) Garibay; grandchildren, Vic Neville Garibay and Lincoln Arlo Garibay; mother and step-father, Gloria and Larry White; step-grandchildren, Elly and Bannon; siblings Pete (Leoda) Soria Jr., Gary Soria, Penny ( Dave ) Moore, Nina Soria, and Cynthia (Joe) Rodriguez; step siblings, Lorna (Pete) Fotinos and Russell (Kari) White; Many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will dearly miss him.
Danny is preceded in death by his father, Armando Garibay
Danny started his youth as an active young boy in Gary, Indiana. You would find him frequently playing baseball with the neighboring kids. In high school he developed a love for carpentry which would become his future career. Later he joined the Marines for a faithful four years where he learned discipline and camaraderie. He took that discipline and applied it to the gym where he went to at least six days a week. He loved Chicago sports teams with the Cubs being his number one favorite. He had a passion for fixing up classic cars and taking them to car shows, earning many trophies. He was best known from his 4th of July celebrations. He would bring family and friends to his home and put on a firework show that some would say rivaled even the big time shows. Most of all, he loved spending quality time with his grandson Vic (papa coco). Above all, he was a loving son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather.

Funeral Service will be held 11 AM on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, directly at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel with Rev. Lourdu Pasala officiating.
Friends may meet with the family from 4-8 PM on Monday, March 22, 2021 at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel 370 N County Line Road, Hobart IN. Prayer Service at 6 PM.
Interment at Calvary Cemetery

Brett R. Moreland “Bruno”

Brett R. Moreland “Bruno”

Heaven has gained another angel. On March 11, 2021 Bruno was called home to be with our Heavenly Father. He was a husband, father, grandfather, brother, funeral director, professional ball buster and friend. An amazing man who loved his family fiercely. He never met a stranger and made everyone his friend, even if they just met. His loyalty and love can not be measured. There is no way of truly knowing how many lives Bruno has touched in his 58 years on this Earth, but we do know he will never be forgotten. He was so many things to so many people. His memory will forever live on in those who loved him. He is survived by his best friend, soulmate and wife Roberta, loving children Taylor (Patrick), Tess (fiancé Kodiak) and Cory, cherished granddaughter Bailey, dear sister Lisa (Leonard), sweet Aunt Jeri, loyal mother-in-law Cheryl Jean, the mother of his children and friend Sandra Lee, loving “clowns” (his brothers and sisters in-laws), countless nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. We invite you to celebrate Bruno’s life on Tuesday, March 16 at 6pm, with a visitation from 2pm until 8pm at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel 370 N. County Line Road, Hobart, IN. In lieu of flowers contributions to Light of Life Worship Center 4901 E. 28th Ave. Lake Station, IN 46405 are appreciated. To keep everyone safe the family has asked everyone to please wear their masks.