Category: Obituaries

Ronald DeRoos

Ronald L. DeRoos, age 81, of Hobart, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. He was born and raised in Chicago and married for 30 years to his high school sweetheart. He graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology with a degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering in 1968. They moved to Indiana in 1972 to live in the country and raise their 3 children. He worked for Republic and Thomas Steel for a total of 27 years as Chief Mechanical engineer. He was happiest at home sitting outside on his deck gabbing with his family and friends. Ronald was also a volunteer firefighter and first responder for the Union Township Fire Department for 16 years. He enjoyed fishing, vacationing with family, cooking and working in his yard. He was a very active and supportive father and devoted husband.
Ronald is survived by his children- Kristine (David) Stawinski, Steven (Laura) DeRoos, and Suzanne DeRoos; Grandchildren- Benjamin, Lincoln, Katherine, and Owen; and Great-grandchild- John Henry.

He is preceded in death by his wife- Marlene DeRoos; parents- Frank and Edith DeRoos; and brother- Frank DeRoos.

He will be missed greatly by all that knew him. May he rest in peace.

Donald Barclay

Donald E. Barclay passed away in his home May 7th, 2020. Don, as he was known to all of us, lived a full life. He married his grade school sweetheart and they shared 63 years together until she preceded him in death a little over three years ago. After 63 years with someone, you do not recover easily when they are gone, and not a day passed that Don did not mourn Shirley’s passing.

Don was a son, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend to many. His family and friends were the recipients of his generosity. His work ethic was exemplary. He loved working with his hands. From the steel mills to owning his own ‘filling’ station; to working as a mechanic and service writer at Shaver’s Chevy to finishing his work career working for Dean’s Auto Repair, Don did not cheat his employer or his customers.

Don loved sports. He was a three sport athlete in high school, continued to participate in sports following graduation, playing softball and golf. He encouraged his sons, grandsons and great- grandsons as they played various sports. He was never too tired to play catch, offer tips and build various apparatus to help them succeed . He would even prepare an ice rink in his back yard with lights, music and hockey equipment for the family and neighborhood kids to use.

He loved the Cubs, Bears and Bulls. College basketball took a close second place. Earlier in life he and Shirley were frequent visitors to Merrillville High School football and basketball games.

You may remember Don for a reasons different than above. But I am certain Don would want you remember him as honest, hard-working and a many who sacrificially loved his family and friends.

Henry S. Fisher

Henry S. Fisher, age 82, passed away suddenly on the early morning of April 30, 2020. He left this world quietly with his best friend Foxy by his side. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Martha Faye Fisher, 2 daughters, Tammy G. Fisher of Cedar Lake, Indiana and Debbie (Roger) Hester of Killen, Alabama, and 1 son, David W. (Christine) Fisher of Valparaiso, Indiana. He also leaves behind 1 brother Bobby (Glenda) Fisher of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives and a slew of friends to remember him.

Eugene Kuhn

Eugene Kuhn, passed away April 29, 2020 in Carmel, IN. He was born to Nicholas and Theresa Kuhn and became a lifelong resident of Schererville, IN. He attended Dyer High School, where he was a standout baseball player from 1946-1949, and was also a member of the Schererville traveling team.
After graduating high school, Eugene proudly served in the Korean War as a U.S Army Corporal in 1953-1954. He was an active member of the American Legion and worked as a school bus driver for the Lake Central School District for over 30 years.
When he wasn’t working he enjoyed photography, and being outside hunting, golfing, or gardening. He was a die-hard White Sox fan and loved the Indianapolis 500. He was known for his sense of humor and his talent for buying special (and sometimes crazy Christmas gifts for his family members).
Eugene is survived by his loving children: Kenneth (Lori Ormsby) Kuhn of Crystal Lake, IL, and Kathy (Ron) Kern of Fishers, IN; his treasured grandchildren: Brandon (Diane) Kern, Brooke (Ross) Horton, Brian Kern, Theresa (Pete Kissel) Kuhn, and Elizabeth (Patrick) Trainor; cherished great-grandchildren: Linus, Adelaide & Azelie Kern, Thomas & Jack Kissel, Paddy, Hank, Eileen and Holland Trainor; sister-in-law: Joan Kuss; seven dear nieces and nephews; and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Ann; and his second wife, Margaret; his beloved son, Ronald; his parents; and siblings: James Kuhn, Barbara St. Martin and brother-in-law, Richard.
Eugene taught his children the value of hard work and to take pride and ownership of that hard work. He will be dearly missed and his legacy will be fondly remembered by all who knew and loved him.
Due to the current pandemic, Eugene’s services will be private, with burial at Calumet Park Cemetery. To send online condolences, please visit www.mycalumetpark.com. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alzinfo.org

Eurie Jarvis

Eurie Jarvis passed away April 20, 2020 at the age of 95. He was born in Kentucky, and later moved to Northwest Indiana with his wife Lucille, who preceded him in death. He was a decorated Army Veteran, and after his time in the service he worked as a coal truck driver. He later became an auto mechanic, then finally retired from LTV Steel as a crane operator. When he wasn’t working, he liked watching the Chicago Cubs on TV and spending time in his yard. Eurie came from a large family which included many brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and their families, two sons and daughters-in-law, three grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, and three poodles. He was a memorable soul who will be deeply missed.