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Hammond Times - 25 June 1942 P. 16
WHITING MOTHER OF SCHOOL CHIEF AND BANKER DIES
Mrs. Kovacik Succumbs at 70; Service Set for Saturday Morning
Mrs. Theresa Kovacik, 70, two of whose sons are bank and school officials in Whiting, died in her home at 1731 Center street yesterday afternoon after a long illness. She was a Whiting resident for 40 years.
One of her four sons, Stephen Kovacik, is vice president and cashier of the American Trust and Savings banks. Another son, Andrew Kovacik, is treasurer of the Whiting school board.
Other survivors are her husband, John; sons, John, Jr., and Joseph; four daughters, Mrs. Anna Hajduch, Mrs. Theresa Grenchik, Mrs. Irene Vrabley and Miss Mary Kovacik; two brothers, Frank and Martin Dado, all Whiting residents, and two sisters, Mrs. Sophie Zrenchik of Whiting and Mrs. Susan Tryol, Europe.
Mrs. Kovacik was an active member of the Immaculate Conception church, having belonged to the church’s Rosary and Altar societies. She also held membership in the Pennsylvania Slovak Catholic Ladie’s union.
Funeral services are scheduled of 9 a. m. Saturday at the Kovacik residence and at 9:30 at the Immaculate Conception church with Rev. Lach officiating. Six grandchildren of the deceased will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be at Calumet Park cemetery, Crown Point.
One son, Joseph Kovacik, was scheduled to leave for Indianapolis today for induction into the army but was allowed a postponement because of his mother’s death by Lake county selective service board No. 2.
- Spouse: John Kovacik - Mar 1865 (Austria)
- Wife: Tressa Kovacik - Apr 1865 (Austria)
- Son: Steve Kovacik - Jun 1888 (Austria)
- Son: Jos Kovacik - Jan 1891 (Austria)
- Son: Geo Kovacik - Jan 1899 (Indiana)
- Son: John Kovacik - Jan 1898 (Indiana)
- 1910 Census - Indicates 1872 birth. Brother/Nephew? Frank Dado (1888) and Eignace Dado (1892) listed as boarders. These may be her brothers Frank and Martin. The birth dates match up.
- 1920 Census Whiting, IN
- 1930 Census 1865 birth. Gary, Indiana (probably not correct one). 1898 Immigration.
- 1940 Census Indicates 1865 birth. Gary, Indiana. (probably not correct one)
- Spouse: John Kovacic, Sr.
- Son: Stephen J. Kovacik
- Son: John S. Kovacik, Jr.
John S. Kovacik, 89 of Hammond, passed away Friday, August 1, 1997. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mildred M. Kovacik; two grandsons, Charles (Rose) Essary and Brian Essary; one sister, Mary Lawler of Whiting; son-in-law, Charles Essary of Highland; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his daughter, Delphine Essary in 1996; three sisters, Ann, Theresa and Irene; three brothers, Stephen, Joe and Andrew.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 4, 1997, 10 a.m. prayers at the Solan Funeral Home with 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. John Bosco Church with Rev. Peter Muha officiating. Entombment, Calumet Park Mausoleum. Friends may visit with the family on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m. Mr. Kovacik was a lifelong area resident and a member of St. John Bosco Church.
- Son: Joseph A. Kovacik
- Son: Andrew S. Kovacik
- Spouse: Victoria Fliesher
- Daughter: Anna Kovacik
- Spouse: Andrew Hajduch, Sr.
- Son: Joseph P. Hajduch
Rev. Joseph Hajduch
The Rev. Joseph Hajduch, CPPS, 85, St. Charles Center, Carthagena, died Aug. 20, 2005, at the St. Charles Infirmary.
He was born May 31, 1920, in Whiting, Ind., to Andrew and Anna Kovacik Hajduch.
Surviving are three brothers, Andrew, David and Jerome, no towns listed.
A brother, Richard, is deceased.
He was ordained to the priesthood in the Society of the Precious Blood May 15, 1947 and served 44 years as parochial vicar and pastor of parishes in Nebraska, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin and North Dakota before retiring to St. Charles in 1991. He has also served as chaplain at St. Francis Convent, Rice Lake, Wis.
Funeral Mass is 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at St. Charles, the Rev. James Urbanic officiating. Burial will follow in the community's cemetery.
Calling is 1-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at St. Charles.
Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry, has charge of arrangements.
- Son: Andrew Hajduch, Jr./Andrew Hiduke
- Spouse: Carolyn Jean ?
CAROLYN JEAN HIDUKE FORT MYERS, FL Carolyn Jean Hiduke, age 90, of Ft. Myers, FL, formerly of Sun City, AZ and Hammond, IN passed away October 8, 2012. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Andrew; and her eldest son, James. Carolyn is survived by sons: Andrew Hiduke of Frisco, TX, Terrence Hiduke of Ft. Myers, FL, and David Hiduke of Ogden Dunes, IN; daughter, Gail Hiduke of San Clemente, CA; eight grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. Arrangements handled by Hodges-Kiser Funeral Home, Ft. Myers FL, followed by private memorial service October 9, 2012 for immediate family. Mass of Christian Burial and interment at mortuary at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church in Sun City, AZ later this month
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Obituary for James J. Hiduke
- Son: David A. Hajduch
Hajduch, David A. April 21, 2006
Deacon David A. Hajduch was called home late in the evening this past Easter Sunday, April 16, 2006 at his home of 1 1/2 years in Westfield, IN. David was a life long resident of Whiting, IN until ill health necessitated his moving closer to his children. He was a devoted father, a loving grandfather, and a caring friend. David is survived by the love of his life, his high school sweetheart, Norma Jean (Pulliam); his children, Nancy (Michael) Jurewicz, Mary (Charles) Davis, Patricia (Patrick) Knight, Mark (Laurie), Joseph (Therese), Thomas (Gina Heidkamp), Therese (Daniel) Polak, Jeannine (Adam) Compton, Robert (Angela), Christine (Greg) Hall, David (Margaret) and Annmarie (Rodney) Jones; his brothers, Andrew (Carol) Hiduke and Jerome Hajduch; and his 30 grandchildren, Aimee, Blythe, Michael, David, Lauren, Kara, Brendan, Patrick, Liane, Meghan, Erin, Joe, Katie, Vince, Andrew, Becki, Jeremy, Justin, Jared, Lexy, Christopher, Rhianna, Jack, Lexie, Haley, Mallory, Sarah, Maddie, Jake and Reagan. David was preceded in death by his mother, Anna; his father, Andrew; his brothers, Richard and Joseph Hajduch; his son, James "Butch" Hajduch; and his grandson, Kevin Knight. David was born in Whiting, IN on March 12, 1929. He attended St. John the Baptist Catholic School, Whiting High School and St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, IN. He was the owner of Hajduch Insurance Agency until his retirement in 1996 and a member of the Million Dollar Round Table. David was proud of his Slovak heritage and especially enjoyed Slovak foods (i.e. kielbasa). He loved to travel and did so whenever possible. He and Norma had loved Rome, Assisi and all of Ireland. They were also lucky enough to attend Easter Mass at the Vatican with Pope John Paul officiating. He was especially proud of his children and grandchildren, that latter affectionately calling him "Grampa Boom-Boom" because he loved to bounce the little ones on his knee and sing his "boomboom" song. David was an active member of his community and the Catholic Church. He served as Deacon for St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. He was also a former Pastoral Care employee for St. Margaret Mercy Hospital and St. Catherine Hospital, Minister to the Homebound, a member of the St. John Prayer Group and a member of the Companions of the Precious Blood Society. He was a member of numerous charitable groups: the Knights of Columbus, the Lions Club, and the Lake County Right to Life. David's daily actions were an overwhelming example of Christianity to all those he met. David's life is an example for all and most especially for his children - on the way one can carry on Christ's ministry today. Very well done David/Dad but please, practice your "casting" before we see and fish with you again! Visitation will be held Thursday, April 20, 2006 from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church located at 1849 Lincoln Avenue, Whiting IN. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 21 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Interment will take place at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN.
- Son: Richard C Hajduch May 27, 1979, age 57
- Son: Jerome Hajduch
JEROME J. HAJDUCH WHITING, IN
Jerome J. Hajduch, 79, of Whiting passed away Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at the St. Anthony Hospice, Crown Point. He was the beloved son of the late Andrew and Anna (Kovacik) Hajduch. He was preceded in death by four brothers: Andrew, Richard, David and the Rev. Joseph B. Hajduch, C.PP.S.. He is survived by two sisters-in-law: Carol Hiduke and Norma Hajduch; and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be offered on Saturday, August 14, 2010, 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 119th St., and Lincoln Ave., Whiting. Interment of cremains will be at St. John Cemetery, Hammond. There was no visitation. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting. Jerry Hajduch was born on December 21, 1930 in Whiting, Indiana. He was a lifelong resident, a graduate of Whiting High School and a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of the Knights of Columbus, Pope John XXIII Council 1696 and was a retiree of the American Maize Products Co., Hammond. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the St. John School Endowment Fund would be appreciated. (219) 659-4400.
- Spouse: Carolyn Jean ?
- Daughter: Theresa Kovacik
October 11, 1990
WHITING - Theresa B. Grenchik, long an important part of Whiting's business community, will be buried Friday.
Mrs. Grenchik, 87, died at her home Sunday [7 October 1990] after a short illness. Although she served as chairman of the board of American Trust & Savings from shortly after her husband, Joseph Grenchik Sr., died in 1957 until last year, her son Phillip said she would have liked to be remembered as a mother and for her volunteer work at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
Despite Mrs. Grenchik's long association with American Trust, it will be business as usual Friday because of Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. regulations. Grenchik said it wouldn't be fair to depositors not to be open regular business hours.
Mrs. Grenchik was a lifelong Whiting resident. She and her husband established their first business, a corner grocery and meat market called Grenchik's Goldmine Grocery, in the 1700 block of 119th Street during the Depression.
In 1940, Joseph Grenchik bought a controlling interest in American Trust & Savings Bank, which had become the city's fifth bank in 1920. By then, Theresa Grenchik was busy at home with her family, five sons and two daughters. After their father died in 1957, sons Norbert and Phillip became involved in day-to-day management of the bank. Mrs. Grenchik became the bank's chairman of the board.
The Grenchiks were involved in Whiting's government also - son Joseph became the city's mayor, serving four terms.
Norbert Grenchik retired from American Trust in 1988, but Phillip and Joseph Grenchik still work there. Other survivors are sons Dr. Raymond Grenchik of Baton Rouge, La., and Thomas of Green Belt, Md.; daughters Dolores Smolen of Highland and U.S. Air Force Lt. Colonel Terry (Lee) Grenchik-Goodin of Wiesbaden, Germany; a brother, John Kovacik, of Hammond; a sister, Mary Lawler, of Largo, Fla; 30 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren;
Mrs. Grenchik was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, the St. John Rosary Society of St. Theresa, and the Pennsylvania Ladies Slovak Society.
Therese Grenchik October 11, 1990
Therese Grenchik, 87, former chairman of American Trust and Savings Bank in Whiting, Ind., died Sunday at home in Whiting. Mrs. Grenchick was born near Joliet. Her late husband and brothers founded the bank for which she served as chairman. Survivors include five sons, Raymond, Joseph, Norbert, Thomas and Philip; two daughters, Dolores Smolen and Therese; 30 grandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren; a brother; and a sister. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Owens Funeral Home in Whiting. Mass will be said 10 a.m. Friday at St. John`s Catholic Church, Whiting.
- Spouse: Joseph Grenchik, Sr.
- Son: Joseph B. Grenchik
Joseph Grenchik (Served As Mayor From 1964-1968 and 1976-1988)
Joseph Grenchik was born in Whiting. He graduated from Immaculate Conception Parochial School in Whiting. Grenchik spent his high school days at St. Procopius College Academy. As a senior, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and reported for duty upon graduation in 1944. After two years of service, Grenchik was honorably discharged and returned to Whiting. In 1947 he was employed by the American Trust & Savings Bank of Whiting but continued attending business classes at the East Chicago extension of Indiana University, Roosevelt College and the American Institute of Banking in Chicago. In 1962 he took leave of his job at the bank to become active in his travel agencies, one in Whiting and one in South Chicago. Joseph Grenchik has been active in many clubs and organizations like the Red Cross, Whiting-Robertsdale Junior Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Fourth of July Committee, American Legion Post 80 and the Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce. Also, Joseph Grenchik is a member of Sacred Heart Church. Over his political career Mayor Grenchik has been both a mayoral candidate as a Republican and a Democrat.
- Son: Norbert P. Grenchik
- Daughter: Dolores Grenchik Smolen
- Spouse: Harry A. Smolen
HARRY A. SMOLEN HIGHLAND, IN
Harry A. Smolen, age 84, of Highland, IN passed away on Friday, December 5, 2008. He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 54 years, Dolores Smolen (nee Grenchik); six sons: Lee J. (Jeong Ran) Smolen, Larry (fiance Suzanne Hnilica) Smolen, Chris Smolen, David (Amy) Smolen, Harry J. (Chandra) Smolen, and Ron (Tami) Smolen; ten grandchildren: Nicholas, Natasha, Anastasia, Valerie, Rachel, Eva Dolores, Hannah, Henri Jerome, Cassie, and Mitchell; one sister: Evelyn (late Walter) Zdanky; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents: Anthony and Josephine Smolen; sister, Lillian Smolen; and daughter-in-law, Kathy Smolen (Larry). Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 DIRECTLY at Our Lady of Grace Church, 3025 Highway Ave., Highland, IN, with Rev. Edward Moszur officiating. Viewing will take place at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of mass. Entombment will be at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. Friends and relatives may meet with the family at the Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 2828 Highway Ave., Highland, IN on Tuesday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. Prayer service at 3:30 p.m. Harry was born in Whiting, IN. He graduated from George Rogers Clark High School in 1943 and from Duke University in 1946 with a degree in electrical engineering as part of the U.S. Navy V-12 officers training program. Harry served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, post-WWII and during the Korean Conflict. He married Dolores Grenchik of Whiting, IN on December 28, 1954. After securing his professional engineering certification from the State of Indiana, he went on to establish with wife Dolores the H.A. Smolen Company Manufacturers' Representative Agency in 1964 in Highland. He remained active in the business with Dolores and his sons: Chris and Ron. Harry served for many years as a director of American Trust & Savings Bank of Whiting, IN. Harry was actively involved in his community: Woodmar Lion's Club, Highland Precinct Committeeman, Board of Zoning Appeals, Police Commission, Sanitary Board, Economic Development Commission, Chamber of Commerce, and several other organizations. Harry was a lifetime member of AIST & ISRI, supporting the steel manufacturing and recycling industries. He was a devoted member of Our Lady of Grace Church, serving on the parish council and in the Holy Name Society. Donations to the Our Lady of Grace School Endowment Fund would be appreciated. Harry, along with his passion for life, his dedication to God, family, and community and his engaging personality will be greatly missed by his many relatives and friends.
Chandra R. Dasgupta and Harry J. Smolen were married Nov. 9, 2002, at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Whiting. A reception was held at St. George Hellenic Orthodox Hall in Schererville.
Mr. and Mrs. Smolen spent their honeymoon in Chicago and the Dominican Republic. They live in Zionsville, Ind.
Parents of the couple are Purnendu and Sandra Dasgupta, and Harry and Dolores Smolen, all of Highland.
The bride is a graduate of Purdue and Indiana universities. She is a social worker at St. Vincent Hospital in Carmel, Ind.
The bridegroom is a graduate of University of Southern California and Purdue University. He is founder and CEO of Medical Decision Modeling in Indianapolis.
Lesley Dasgupta was maid of honor and David Smolen was best man.
GRENCHIK, RAYMOND THOMAS "RAY"
A beloved husband, father and grandfather, he passed away at 9:06 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 78, a native of Whiting, Ind., and a resident of Baton Rouge since 1957. He was a retired LSU professor. Visitation at St. Aloysius Catholic Church from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, with a prayer service at 8 p.m. and recitation of the rosary at 8:45 p.m. Funeral Mass at the church at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Survivors include his wife, Jeanne F. Grenchik; a daughter, Mary Grenchik; a daughter and son-in-law, Ruthie and Tom Horton; sons, Steve and Bob Grenchik; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Joseph and Pat Grenchik, Norbert and Annie Grenchik, Thomas and Josephine Grenchik and Philip and Carol Grenchik; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Delores and Harry Smolen and Therese Grenchik and Lee Goodin; and his aunt, Mrs. Ed Lawler. He was preceded in death by his parents, Theresa and Joseph Grenchik; and a grandson, Cameron Settoon. Pallbearers will be Joseph, Norbert, Thomas, Philip, Steve and Bob Grenchik. He was a graduate of St. Procopius, the University of New Mexico and Indiana State University. He was a Catholic chaplain at Dixon Correctional Institute for nine years, on the original board of Joseph Homes and a member of St. Aloysius Parish. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Joseph Homes, c/o Social Responsibility Department, Catholic Community Services, P.O. Box 1668, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-1668. Welsh Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Jeanne Ford Grenchik
A beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Jeanne passed away at 11:40 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She was 79, a native of Nashville, Tenn., and a resident of Baton Rouge since 1957. She was a retired teacher and homemaker. Visitation at Greenoaks Funeral Home on Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitation resumes at St. Aloysius Catholic Church on Thursday, Jan. 10, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., with funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Survivors include her daughters, Mary Travasos and Ruthie Horton; sons, Steve and Bob Grenchik; sons-in-law, Matthew Travasos and Tom Horton; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joseph Grenchik, Annie Grenchik, Tom Grenchik, "Fifi" Grenchik, Phil Grenchik, Carol Grenchik, Delores and Harry Smolen, Terry Grenchik and Lee Goodin. Preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; parents, Phillip and Loretta Ford; and a grandson, Cameron Settoon. Pallbearers will be Steve and Bob Grenchik, Matthew Travasos, Tom Horton, Greg Hussey, Larry Luster, Tom Grenchik, Phil Grenchik and Marty Grenchik. She was a graduate of George Peabody Teachers College, a prison volunteer at Dixon Correctional Institute for 12 years, original board member of Joseph Homes and a member of St. Aloysius Parish. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Joseph Homes, c/o Catholic Charities, 1750 Laurel St., Baton Rouge, LA 70805. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theadvocate/obituary.aspx?n=jeanne-ford-grenchik&pid=100875229#sthash.QUEI6NVH.dpuf
Grenchik, Paul Andrew
March 06, 2005
Paul Andrew Grenchik, age 47, passed away at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, CA on February 17, 2005. Much beloved son of Betty A. and George Caruso and Joseph B. and Patricia M. Grenchik; also survived by his brothers, John (Gail) Grenchik, Joseph C. (Rebecca) Grenchik, Mark (Carolyn) Grenchik, Steven (Sincha) Grenchik, Thomas J. Grenchik and sisters, Jacqueline (Mark) Andrews, Patti Jo (Dennis) Banik and Maureen (Keven) Jennings; also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews as well as grandnieces and grandnephews. Paul was a successful antique dealer in Chicago, Key West, Miami Beach and San Francisco. Paul was loved by many dear friends. He also loved animals and was a good stewart to Mother Earth. Interment has taken place in San Francisco. Arrangements handled by the Arthur J. Sullivan & Co. Funeral Home in San Francisco, CA. 415-621-4567. Condolences may be emailed to director@ArthurjSullivan.com
- Spouse: Harry A. Smolen
- Daughter: Irene
- Spouse: Joseph Vrabley, Sr.
- Son: Joseph J. Vrabley, Jr.
- Daughter: Irene Vrabley
Obituary September 5, 1925 - June 1, 2013
Irene R. Mangia, 87, Indianapolis, died at 4:00 a.m., Saturday, June 1, 2013. She was born in Whiting, Indiana to the late Joseph and Irene (Kovacik) Vrabely. She married Salvator 'Sam' Mangia on September 13, 1947. He survives.
Irene was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul Catholic Church where she was active in the Rosary Society and was very committed to her faith. She loved playing cards with the girls.
Survivors: husband: Salvator "Sam" Mangia, Indianapolis, IN daughter: Lucia Bailey, Indianapolis, IN sons: Joseph (Christina) Mangia, West Terra Haute, IN David Mangia, Evansville, IN grandchildren: Sarah (Tony) Cline, Indianapolis, IN Richard (Carrol) Bailey, Indianapolis, IN Thomas Mangia, West Terra Haute, IN Michelle Bell, Terra Haute, IN Paul Mangia, Scottsdale, AZ Karen Mangia, Carmel, IN great grandchildren: Bailee Price, West Terra Haute, IN Leilah Bell, Terra Haute, IN Aubrey Mangia, Terra Haute, IN Christopher Hood, Indianapolis, IN
Preceded in death by her brother & sister-in-law, Joseph (Margaret) Vrabely and grandson, Christopher Bailey.
Funeral Service is at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 6, 2013 at St. Paul Catholic Church, 1009 Kem Road, Marion with Father Richard Weisenberger officiating. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory, Huntington County, IN.
Visitation will be Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN.
Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.
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- Spouse: Salvator Mangia
- Daughter: Mary G.
Lawler (nee Kovacik), Mary G., 88, of Munster, passed away Oct. 1 (2001). Owens
Funeral Home, Whiting in charge of arrangements.
- Spouse: Edward J. Lawler,
John Kovacik, Sr.1871?-1958
Arrived in US about 1897 Obituary
Obituary indicates his wife (unnamed, likely Theresa) died in 1942.
The Hammond Times Indiana Jan. 19, 1958
John KOVACIK Dies; Pioneer Of Whiting
John KOVACIK Sr., 87, a pioneer resident of Whiting, died Friday afternoon in his home at 1731 Center St., Whiting, where he had resided for 60 years. He had been ill since October.
Mr. KOVACIK was among the oldest retirees of the Standard Oil Refinery in Whiting, having retired on pension in 1920.
He and his wife, who died in 1942, came to Whiting in 1897. He was born in the province of Slovakia, in what then was the Austro-Hungarian empire and came to America as a young man with his wife. They settled briefly in Joliet, then went to Whiting.
Mr. KOVACIK was active in the Holy Name Society of Immaculate Conception Church, the Rosary Society and the First Catholic Slovak Men’s Union. He had a life long interest in American history and political affairs.
Services will be held Tuesday from the Baran Chapel in Whiting and in the Immaculate Conception Church.
A grandson, Rev. John L. LACH, the pastor, will deliver a sermon in Slovak, and Father Hajduch will give a sermon in English.
Internment will be in the Calumet Park Cemetery, Crown Point.
Sons: Stephen J., of Munster
John S. KOVACIK Jr. of Hammond
Joseph A. and Andrew S., both of Whiting
Daughters: Mrs. Andrew HAJDUCH Sr. (Anna?)
Mrs. Theresa GRENCHIK 1940 Census
Mrs. Joseph VRABELY Sr.
Mrs. Edward J. LAWLER, all of Whiting
19 Grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.
Stephen is vice president of the American Trust and Savings Bank in Whiting.
Andrew, former Whiting mayor, is Lake County auditor.
Pallbearers will be six grandsons:
Joseph J. VRABLEY
Joseph B. GRENCHIK
Andrew HAJDUCH Jr.
Norbert P. GRENCHIK
Richard C. HAJDUCH
Baran Funeral Chapel.
Theresa GrenchikThis genealogy may be related. It indicates a Steve Grencik married "Theresa." In the same genealogy there are references to "Mary Dado" and the Kovacik name.
James N. Grenchik
James N. Grenchik, 46, of Whiting, passed away on Friday, August 17, 2001. He was the beloved son of Norbert and Ann (Stasny) Grenchik of Baileys Harbor, WI, Dearest Brother of Marilou (James) Hildebranski and Jennifer (John) Protolipac, both of Whiting, Michael Grenchik of Baileys, Harbor, WI and Norbert (Mari) Grenchik of Fish Creek, WI; Dear Uncle of Nicole and Peter Protolipac, Sarah and Thomas Hildebranski and Molly Grenchik. Many aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by his sister, Jessica Grenchik, maternal grandparents, John and Genevieve (Gaburiak) Stasny and paternal grandparents, Joseph & Theresa (Kovacik) Grenchik.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 23, 2001, 9:30 a.m. at the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th Street, Whiting; A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whiting, Rev. John E., Kalicky, C.PP.S., officiating; Entombment, St. John Cemetery, Hammond. Visitation at the funeral home Wednesday, 3 to 8 p.m. Members of the parish will offer prayers at the funeral home Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Jim Grenchik was born on August 2, 1955 and was a lifelong resident of Whiting. A member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whiting, a graduate of George Rogers Clark High School, class of 1973 and he received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Calumet College of St. Joseph. An employee of the American Trust and Savings Bank, Whiting, with a service of 27 years. (219)659-4400.
Delphine M. EssaryDelphine M. Essary, 59, of Highland, IN. passed away on Monday March 18, 1996 at her home. Survived by husband, Charles K.; two sons, Charles S. (Rose) Essary of Chesterton and Brian Essary of Munster; parents, Mildred and John Kovacik of Hammond; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral services Thursday, March 21, 1996 at 9:15 a.m. from the Virgil Huber Funeral Home Hessville Chapel and 10 a.m. at St. John Bosco Church, Hammond, with Rev. Stanley Dominik Celebrating the Mass. Entombment, Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. Friends are invited to call at the Virgil Huber Funeral Home, 7051 Kennedy Ave., Hessville, IN., Wednesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. with a prayer service at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Mrs. Essary had been a resident of Highland for the past 22 years; lifelong resident of the Calumet area and a member of St. John Bosco Church.
Mildred KovacikMildred Kovacik, age 93, of Munster and Hammond, IN, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2003 at the Hartsfield Village, Munster. She is survived by one son-in-law, Charles K. Essary of Schererville; two grandchildren: Charles S. (Rose) Essary of Breckenridge, CO and Brian Essary of Munster, IN; two great-grandchildren: Will and Kevin Essary. Preceded in death by her husband, John and daughter, Delphine Essary.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, March 17, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. DIRECTLY at the St. John Bosco Church, 7113 Columbia Ave., Hammond, IN, with Father Rick Orlinski officiating. Friends may meet with her family on Monday, one hour prior to services at the church. Cremation to follow. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Chapel, Hammond. 219-931-1057
Mary B. KovacikObituary
Mary B. Kovacik, nee Zyara, age 93, of Munster passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at her residence. She was the beloved wife of the late Stephan J. Kovacik who passed away November 24, 1982. She is survived by seven devoted grandchildren, Carl (Sharon) Paunicka of Munster, Dr. Mark (Ruth) Paunicka of Champaign, IL, Becca Kovacik and Robert Kovacik both of Los Angeles, CA, David (Magaly) Kovacik of New Jersey, Lisa (David) Jesse of Florida, and Stephen Kovacik, Jr. of Ohio; eight cherished great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Christina, Matthew, Andrea, and David Paunicka, Thomas Kovacik, and Elizabeth and Walker Jesse; devoted caregiver, Maria Protz. She was also preceded in death by her daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Louis Paunicka; son, Stephen J. Kovacik; sister, Ann Rybnick; and brother, Charles Zyara.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 31, at 11 AM at the Baran Funeral Home, 1235 - 119th Street, Whiting. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 AM at the Immaculate Conception Church, Whiting with the Rev. Charles W. Niblick officiating. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Visitation at the funeral home Friday 2 to 8 PM. Prayer service at the funeral home Friday at 7 PM.
Mary Kovacik was born on December 8, 1907 in Stanford, Connecticut to John and Ann (Chernick) Zyara and was a lifelong resident of the Calumet Region; a member of St. Thomas More Church, Munster. She had great pride in her Slovak heritage and promoted Slovak culture by being a member of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association Br. 452, serving as its secretary for 70 years. She was also secretary of the Helen Kocan District and a member of the Slovak Catholic Sokol Wreath 81. The St. Ann's Sodality of the Immaculate Conception Church will offer prayers Friday at 7:15 PM. 219-659-4400.
Becca KovacikA Becca Kovacik is a publicist in Los Angeles who represents Salma Hayek, William Macy and Elizabeth Berkley.
Robert KovacikA Robert Kovacik in Los Angeles in a reporter for NBC.
Margaret PoulsonGrandmother of Eric Vater married to Anne Hiduke.
Obituary provide names of great-grandchildren Evan and Caiden Vater.
Teresa Dado Kovacik Family Tree
- Teresa Dado
1872/1873-1942 or 1943?
- Spouse: John Kovacic, Sr. 1870?-January 1958
- Son: Stephen J. Kovacik
1896 - November 24, 1982
- Spouse: Mary Bernedette Zyara December 8, 1907 - March 27, 2001 (Age 93)
- Daughter: Phyllis Kovacik
- Spouse: Louis Paunicka
- Spouse: Sharon Wachter
- Daughter: Andrea Paunicka
- Son: Matthew Paunicka
- Son: David Paunicka
- Son: Mark Paunicka (Dr.)
- Spouse: Ruth Mayes
- Daughter: Elizabeth Paunicka
- Daughter: Christina Paunicka
- Son: Stephen John Kovacik
1934 -July 7, 1996 (Sacramento)
- Spouse: Landa Ponteleone Divorced 5/26/1970 Pepper Pike, OH
- Daughter: Becca Kovacik Los Angeles, CA
- Son: David C. Kovacik
New York, NY
- Spouse: Magaly A Molina Married January 28, 1992 Born about 1959
- Son: Thomas Victor Kovacik
- Lisa Kovacik
Born about 1961
- Spouse: David Jesse Married May 04, 1991
- Daughter: Elizabeth Landa Jesse
- Son: Walker Kearns Jesse
- Son: Stephen J. Kovacik Jr. (III) November 6, 1957 - December 6, 2009
- Son: Robert P. Kovacik
- Daughter: Anna Kovacik (before 1997)
- Spouse: Andrew Hajduch, Sr.
- Son: Joseph P. Hajduch (A Priest) 31 May 1920 - 20 August 2005
- Son: Andrew Hajduch, Jr./Andrew Hiduke
10 February 1919 - 22 November 2007
- Spouse: Carolyn Jean Cvitkobich
- Son: James J. Hiduke
9 June 1943 - 17 November 2003
- Spouse: Rebecca Ann Shulock 29 May 1965
- Spouse: Carlene D. Quackenbush
- Stepson: Michael Quackenbush
Andrew D. Hiduke
- Spouse: Frances Shulock Married August 16, 1969
Anne Elizabeth Hiduke
- Spouse: Eric Chad Vater December 2002 Marriage
- Son: Evan Vater
- Daughter: Caiden Vater
- Spouse: Marlene J Ristich Married May 22, 1979
- Son: Mark Hiduke Born 1987?
- Terrence Michael Hiduke
Ft Myers, FL
- Spouse: Rosemary Biscan Married July 23, 1971
- Son: Joseph Hiduke
Valerie Jean Hiduke
- Spouse: Jeff Foltz
- Spouse: Joanne Louise Bell
- Son: David Hiduke
Ogden Dunes, IN
- Spouse: Roberta Jane Heslinga Married January 30, 1970
26 Jun 1970
- Spouse: Christy Bailey Married 16 May 1998 Divorced
- Daughter: Lily
- Son: Jackson
- Spouse: Paul Smith Married 22 August 2014
Gail Patrice Hiduke
San Clemente, CA
- Spouse: Kent Lee Campbell Married 23 August 1974
- Son: Troy Hiduke Campbell 17 March 1987
- Son: Casey Hiduke Campbell 7 April 1989
- Other: Tristan Matthew Hiduke Born in Texas. Residing in Schereville, IN
- Son: David A. Hajduch
- Spouse: Norma Jean Pulliam
- Spouse: Michael Jurewicz Married January 28, 1972
- Spouse: Charles Davis Married September 18, 1971
- Daughter: Lauren
- Spouse?: Mike
- Daughter: Patricia Hajduch
- Spouse: Patrick Knight Married August 05, 1978
- Son: Mark Hajduch
- Spouse: Laurie McShane
- Daughter: Liane Hajduch
- Son: Patrick W Hajduch
- Son: Joseph M Hajduch
- Spouse: Therese P Morton Married 29 December 1979
- Spouse: Laura Frayn
Katherine Elisabeth Hajduch
- Spouse: Terence Banich
- Daughter: Sadie Rose Banich
- Spouse: Laurie Zadlo
- Daughter: ?
- Daughter: Rebecca Marie Hajduch
- Spouse: Gina Heidkamp
- Daughter: Therese Hajduch
- Spouse: Daniel Polak
- Spouse: Adam Compton
- Son: Robert Hajduch
- Spouse: Angela Kosina
- Daughter: Christine Hajduch
- Spouse: Paul J. Curosh Married September 1993
- Spouse: Greg Hall
David Michael Hajduch
- Spouse: Margaret Danko Married 12 October 1996
- Daughter: Annmarie Therese Hajduch
- Spouse: Rodney Lee Jones Married in Hawaii December 2006
- Son: Richard C Hajduch
10 January 1922-May 1979
- Spouse: Rena Rose Corona (Renee) Married 28 June 1947
- Spouse: Jack King Married 23 November 1974
- Son?: Todd King
- Son: Bryan King
- Spouse?: Nicole Albrecht Married May 21, 2011
- Son: Ky
- Son: Chase
- Son: Jerome Hajduch 21 December 1930 - 3 August 2010
- Daughter: Theresa Kovacik (1903?-7 October 1990)
- Spouse: Joseph Grenchik, Sr. (Deceased before 2001)
- Son: Joseph B. Grenchik
Possible family tree info
- Spouse: Betty A. (remarried to George Caruso)
- Son: John E Grenchik
- Spouse: Gail A Mayo Married 23 August 1966
- Son: Joseph C. Grenchik
- Spouse: Rebecca Reynolds Married November 25, 1972
- Spouse: Carolyn Carriere
- Son: Paul Andrew Grenchik (Died 6 March 2005, Age 47) obituary
- Spouse: Patricia Ann Kiraly (Died
10 July, 2005
Divorced John Mordus ca. 1960.)
Married 7 December 1962
- Daughter: Patricia J. (Patti Jo)
- Spouse: Anthony Kaminsky
- Spouse: Dennis Andrew Banik Marriage License issued 24 May 2004
- Daughter: Maureen Grenchik
- Spouse: Rick Moser
- Daughter: Lauren Moser Jennings
- Spouse: Keven Jennings Married 20 March 1999
- Mikaela Jennings
- Son: Thomas J. Grenchik
- Spouse: Gabrielle Manson Married June 1997
- Step-Daughter (Adopted): Jacqueline Mordus Grenchik
- Spouse: Mark Andrews
- Son: Eric Andrews
- Daughter: Amy Andrews
- Step-Son (Adopted): Steven Mordus Grenchik
- Spouse: Sincha Hwang
- Daughter: Adrianne Grenchik
- Son: Norbert P. Grenchik
15 May 1930 - 19 June 2006
- Spouse: Ann Stasny
- Son: James N. Grenchik 2 August 1955 - 7 August 2001
- Daughter: Jessica Grenchik (deceased)
- Spouse: James T Hildebranski Married 14 September 1985
- Daughter: Sarah Hildebranski
- Son: Thomas Hildebranski
- Son?: Norbert J Grenchik Jr.
- Spouse: Mari Olszewski Married May 23, 1987
- Daughter?: Molly Grenchik
- Son: Michael Grenchik Baileys Harbor, WI (2001)
- Daughter: Jennifer Grencik
- Spouse: John R. Protolipac Married October 1991
- Step?-Daughter: Nicole Protolipac Google+ (Daughter of Adrienne Semancik)
- Step?-Son: Peter Protolipac (Son of Adrienne Semancik)
(Green Belt, MD)
- Spouse: Josephine (Fifi)
- Son: Phillip Grenchik
- Spouse: Carol
- Son: Raymond Thomas Grenchik (Baton Rouge, LA) (Died before 2008)
1922-28 September 2000
- Spouse: Jeanne Ford (1929? -6 January 2008) Married June 22, 1957
- Spouse: James Settoon
- Son: Cameron Settoon (12 weeks old)
- Spouse: Matthew Travasos
- Spouse: Tom Horton
- Son: Steve Grenchik
- Son: Bob Grenchik
- Daughter: Therese (Terry) Grenchik (Lt. Colonel, Weisbaden, Germany)
- Spouse: Lee Goodin
- Daughter: Dolores Grenchik
- Spouse: Harry A. Smolen
Lee J. Smolen
- Spouse: Jeong Ran
- Son: Larry Smolen
- Spouse: Kathy
- Spouse: Suzanne Sosnowski Hnilica
- Spouse: Carolyn Ann ?
- Spouse: Amy
- Son: Harry J. Smolen
- Spouse: Chandra Dasgupta
- Spouse: Tami Czaja Married June/July 2003
- Daughter: Irene Kovacik (before 1997)
- Spouse: Joseph Vrabley, Sr.
- Son: Joseph J. Vrabley, Jr. (died before 2013)
- Spouse: Margaret
- Daughter: Irene Vrabley
(5 September 1925 - 1 June 2013)
- Spouse: Salvator "Sam" Mangia
- Spouse: Frederick D Bailey Married 15 May 1976
- Spouse: Carrol Hall
- Son: Christopher Bailey (deceased)
- Spouse: Anthony (Tony) Cline
- Spouse: Christina M. Rogier
- married June 6, 1970
- Son: Thomas Mangia Tom Mangia
- Daughter: Michelle Bell
- Daughter: Leilah Bell
- Granddaughter: Bailee Price
- Son: David Mangia
- Grandson: Paul Mangia
- Grandaughter: Karen Mangia
- Greatgranddaughter: Aubrey Mangia
- Greatgrandson: Christopher Hood
- Son: John S. Kovacik, Jr. (1908? - 1 August 1997)
- Spouse: Mildred M. Caban 6 July 1910 - 14 March 2003 Married 10 July 1934
- Daughter: Delphine Kovacik
(Died 18 March 1996, Age 59)
- Spouse: Charles Kenneth Essary (Schererville, IN) Married 26 October 1957
- Son: Charles Stephen Essary
Born about 1958
- Spouse: Rosemary Seufert
- Son: Will Essary
- Son: Kevin Essary
- Son: Brian Lewis Essary (Munster, IN) Born about 1960
- Daughter: Mary G. Kovacik
- Spouse: Edward J. Lawler
- Son: Joseph A. Kovacik (before 1997)
- Spouse: Florence Joan Bunchek Married 27 October 1943 1928?-November/December 2005 (87)
Joseph "Skip" Kovacik
Born: about 1945
- Spouse: Sandra Ann Balint 16 August 1969
- Spouse: Barbara
- Son: Matthew John Kovacik
Paul A. Kovacik
10 November 1947 - 21 June 2009
- Spouse: Evelyn Bojda
- Son: Keith A? Kovacik
Leslie Marie Kovacik
- Daughter?: Kelsey Kovacik
- Son?: Ethan Kovacik
Jennifer E Kovacik
- Spouse: Joshua Plemons
- Son: Kyle Plemons
- Daughter: Emma Plemons
- Son: Cody Plemons
- Son: Andrew S. Kovacik
(October 28, 1916-1988)
- Spouse: Victoria Fliesher (1920-March 4, 1996)
Anna Kovacik/Andrew Hajduch
- Anna Kovacik
From my research, it appears that Andrew Sr.'s Wife (Anna?) was the daughter of Theresa Dado Kovacik. so all of their descendents are related to me. However, any of Andrew Sr.'s sibling are not.
Other HajduchRaymond S. Hajduch
Probably a descendant
Florida / Calumet area
Raymond S. Hajduch, 58, formerly of the Calumet area, passed away May 4, 2001 in Longwood, Florida. He is survived by his wife, Georgia; two sons, George Andrew "Drew" Hajduch of Schererville, IN and Raymond Hajduch (Tammie) Hajduch of Clearwater, FL; one grandaughter, Kelsey; sister, Helen (Michael) Svonavec of Hammond; brother-in-law, Dr. J. Vega of Chicago; many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held on May 26, 2001 in Fern Park, Florida. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to charity of donor's choice.
Mr. Hajduch was employed with Home Depot in Florida, and formerly employed with Ace Hardware and Jansen's Fruit Market in Highland, IN.
Researching: HAJDUCH, MASLOKOVA
My grandfather Andrew Hajduch was born in Chlebnice around 1895. He married in the United States. He came to the US around 1914. Can anyone help me find any relatives in the area? My great grandparents were Andrew Hajduch and Christina Maslokova from Chlebnice. They never came to the United States. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
email: Gail Hiduke - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 29 January 1999
Ellis Island arrival of an Andrew Hajduch, 1923. Estimated birth 1886.
Buried at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Cemetery
- Hajduch, Anna
- Hajduch, John A
- Hajduch, John S
- Hajduch, Joseph
- Hajduch, Mary
- Hajduch, Paul J
- Hajduch, Pauline
Andrew KovacikA former mayor of Whiting, Indiana, his biography indicates his mother was Theresa Dado.
Andrew S. Kovacik
(Served As Mayor From 1948-1954)
Andrew S. Kovacik was born on October 28, 1916. His father, John Kovacik, Sr. and his mother Theresa (Dado) were born in Czechoslovakia. Andrew began his education in the Whiting public schools. He graduated from Northwestern University, where he attended night sessions, with a bachelor's degree in 1941. While in college he began a two-way career: he went into the business world as an employee at Standard Oil and he began service as a member of the Board of Education. Kovacik was a master of seven languages, and in 1942, he joined the United States Army where he served as a member of the Counter-Intelligence Corps. Five years later, Andrew Kovacik was elected mayor of Whiting on the Democratic ticket. During his term as mayor, Kovacik established seven playgrounds, built a municipal softball field, appointed a full time public nurse, renovated the entire sewage disposal system, and fought for and won a better lighting program for the city. Mayor Koacik married Victoria Fliesher on June 10, 1948. As mayor, Kovacik was an advocate for character-building and delinquency-prevention programs.
Victoria Fliesher Kovacik
Victoria I. Kovacik
Victoria I. Kovacik, 75, of Hammond, IN. passed away Monday, March 4, 1996. She is survived by four sisters, Mary Ann Brant of Hammond, IN., Anne Bulfa of Hobart, IN., Elizabeth Elish of East Chicago, IN. and Sylvia (Richard) Stephens of Highland, IN.; one brother, Nicholas (Edith) Fliesher of Radcliff, KY.; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Andrew S. Kovacik.
Funeral service will be held Thursday, March 7, 1996, 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Hammond, IN. Visitation will be Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with a prayer service at 3 p.m. at the Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster, Indiana. Interment, Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, Indiana.
Mrs. Kovacik was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and the St. Patrick's Senior Citizens Club.