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We are a family-owned business providing compassionate, professional end-of-life care. We handle all the details during a difficult time, so you can focus on the things that matter. We understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. Call our main office at 219-322-7300 to find out more about the customized services we can offer your family when the time comes.

Obituary: Alleen Howes

May 1, 1934 - January 15, 2022 information provided by Smits Funeral Home Alleen Howes, nee Cook, age 87, of Schererville, IN, formerly of Riverdale, IL, passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2022. Loving mother of Sharon (Mike) VanDyken, William (Ann) Howes, and David “Mike” (Mary) Howes. Cherished grandmother of Brittany,...

Obituary: Paul J. Jensen

February 9, 1971 - January 15, 2022 information provided by Smits Funeral Home Paul J. Jensen, age 50, late of Highland, IN, passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2021, with his wife at his side after losing his life to COVID. Loving husband of Kathleen Jensen, nee Lisek. Devoted son of...

Obituary: Edith M. Burmester

February 19, 1933 - January 1, 2022 information provided by Smits Funeral Home Edith Burmester, nee Wesse, of South Holland, IL passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Hans Jurgen Burmester. Loving mother of Sylvia (Andy) Tsengouras and the late Barbara Glowacki. Proud grandmother of Nicholas...

Obituary: Alice DeBoer

November 27, 1930 - January 11, 2022 information provided by Smits Funeral Home Alice DeBoer, nee Zylstra, age 91 of St. John, IN, formerly of South Holland, IL, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 11, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Andrew DeBoer. Loving mother of Arthur (Karla) DeBoer, Andrew M. (Celeste)...

Obituary: Bernadine Jefferson

March 12, 1957 - December 27, 2021 information provided by Smits Funeral Home Bern was born in St. Louis, Missouri on March 12, 1957, to Harold and Jessie Jefferson. She is survived by her mom Jessie, older sister Jacquelyn Jefferson, brother Myron E. Jefferson, half-brother and sister Darrell and Joyce Jefferson,...

Obituary: Lenora Anker

July 21, 1929 - January 12, 2022 information provided by Smits Funeral Home Lenora Anker, nee Kamstra, age 92, of Beecher, IL, formerly of South Holland, IL, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Harvey Anker. Loving mother of Kathy (Ross) Mulder, Mary Ann (Randy) Pals, Lynn...

Obituary: Gay L. Hoekstra

September 19, 1935 - January 12, 2022 information provided by Smits Funeral Home Gay L. Hoekstra, nee Veld, age 86, of Plainfield, IL, formerly of South Holland, IL, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Hoekstra. Loving mother of Richard Hoekstra, Rev. Robert (Heidi)...

Obituary: Jeffrey S. DeYoung

October 2, 1977 - January 11, 2022 information provided by Smits Funeral Home Jeffrey S. DeYoung, age 44, of Cedar Lake, IN, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022. Beloved husband of Tracy DeYoung, nee Boender. Loving father of Jenna and Matthew. Devoted son of Jim and Sue DeYoung; son-in-law of James...

Obituary: Joseph A. Renz

May 8, 1967 - January 9, 2022 information provided by Smits Funeral Home Joseph A. Renz, age 54, of Dyer, IN, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2022. Dear brother of Peter (Lori) and Paul. Beloved uncle and godfather of Kara. Loving father figure of Nathan Scherer. Preceded in death by his...

Obituary: Gerald L. “Jerry” Byerly Jr.

August 21, 1958 - January 9, 2022 information provided by Smits Funeral Home Gerald L. “Jerry” Byerly Jr., age 63, late of Merrillville, IN, formerly of Dolton, IL, passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022. Loving husband of Cynthia Byerly, nee Tomczak. Devoted father of Jonathan (Autumn) Byerly and the late...