Category: Merrillville Obituaries

Alan Melevage

Alan Melevage, of Merrillville, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 67.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Gladys.  He is survived by his loving siblings: Ray Melevage, Laurie Karagas, Lynette Fredricks, and Bernadette Pakalniskis and their families; many beloved extended family members; and a host of friends.

Alan proudly served in the US Navy, and spent many years as an electronics technician at Amtek.

He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Bozo (Bogdan) Djankovich

Peggy Neal Hudak (nee Tomerlin), of Cedar Lake, passed away Monday, December 14, at the age of 86. She was born to Oscar and Gertrude Tomerlin, who precede her in death. She was born in Echols, Kentucky on August 10th, 1934.
Also preceded in death by her son: George Jr., and daughter, Shelly Rebenack; sisters: Betty (late William) Goodall, Nitra (late James) Brakulis, and Litsy (late Neil) Berger; brothers: Charles, Maurice (late Marge), William, Larry, and Michael.
She married her beloved husband, George in 1950, who survives her. She is also survived by her loving children: Jeffrey Hudak, Gregory Hudak, and Lisa (Brian) Meier; daughter-in-law Mary, and son-in-law Richard; dear brothers: Eddie (Marsha) and Phil (Karen); sisters-in-law: Linda, Avonne, and Cheryl; 8 adored grandchildren, 11 cherished great grandchildren, and 4 treasured great-great grandchildren.
Peggy was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew and loved her.
There will be a memorial service held at a later date.

Stephanie Rose Duncan

Stephanie Rose Duncan, age 72, of Portage In, passed away on August 13, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Glodine Jordon.
Stephanie is survived by her children, Alan Jordon, Michelle Jordon, Shanell (Tony) Jefferson and Tiffany Duncan; brother, Robert Jordon; grandchildren, Michael Jordon, Cadence Jefferson, Antonio Jefferson, Mya Jefferson, Alan Jordon, Byron Jordon, Aaron Jordon and Alanna Jordon; 5 great-grandchildren; 1 niece, 1 nephew and several extended family and dear friends.

Stephanie was a dedicated member of Word of Life Christian Fellowship International Church in Merrillville IN., where she graciously accepted the calling of Evangelist. Stephanie loved ministry and through the years led many teachings and the Nursing Home Ministry. Stephanie enjoyed all things that would challenge her mind such as puzzles, crosswords, brain teasers, reading along with television shows like The Discovery Channel and Jeopardy, in which she was all very good at. She often found satisfaction in seeing the results of her work in cleaning and yard work, which as she would say, allowed her time to clear her head. Stephanie had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. Stephanie approached everyone she encountered with love, compassion and as a child of God. Stephanie always supported and played a vital role in the lives of those that called her Mom, Grandma, GG and friend. Stephanie will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her. We will keep her memories alive for eternity.

Friends are invited to visit with family on Monday, August 23, 2021, at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (7535 Taft St. Merrillville IN. 46410) from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 1:00 PM, Pastor Cheryl Clemes officiating. Burial at Calumet Park Cemetery. Family has requested to please wear a mask and use social distancing precautions