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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: Ellen Rose Gabrielse

March 8, 1931 - December 14, 2021 information provided by Smits Funeral Home Ellen Rose Gabrielse (maiden name DeJong), age 90, of Crown Point, IN was born on March 8, 1931, and passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late Steve Gabrielse to whom...

Obituary: Sharon M. Cleghorn

March 20, 1948 - December 12, 2021 information provided by Smits Funeral Home Sharon “Bambi” Cleghorn, nee Bombick, age 73, of Griffith, IN passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2021. Loving mother of Bridget (David) Glines and Matthew (Leticia) Cleghorn. Cherished grandmother of Dylan Glines, and Jessica and Madison Cleghorn. Dear...

Obituary: Jean Schultz

October 27, 1927 - December 14, 2021 information provided by Smits Funeral Home Jean Schultz, nee Hoekstra, age 94, of South Holland, IL went home to her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Julius “Juice” Schultz. Loving mother of the late David (Maureen) Schultz...

Obituary: Fred A. Venhuizen

October 2, 1943 - December 13, 2021 information provided by Smits Funeral Home Fred A. Venhuizen, age 78, of Crete, IL passed away on Monday, December 13, 2021. Beloved husband of Juanita “Nita” Venhuizen (nee Wiersma). Loving father of Laura (Michael) Roth, Duane Venhuizen, Jeffrey Venhuizen, and Karyn (Joshua) Dekker. Cherished...

Obituary: Gloria E. Denton

November 19, 1924 - December 14, 2021 information provided by Smits Funeral Home Gloria E. Denton, nee Eichelberger, age 97, of St. John, IN passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Warren H. Denton. Loving mother of Brenda (Clayton) Rife and Rev. James (Rev. Sheri Locascio) Denton. Cherished...

Obituary: Grace Janet DeBoer

June 11, 1933 - December 7, 2021 information provided by Smits Funeral Home Grace Janet DeBoer, nee Prium, age 88, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, formerly of South Holland, IL, went home to her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Sidney Gerald DeBoer and late...

Obituary: Wilma J. Gullickson

March 18, 1938 - December 10, 2021 information provided by Smits Funeral Home Wilma J. Gullickson, nee Stooksbury, age 83, of Schererville, St. John, IN, formerly of Lansing, IL, passed away peacefully Friday, December 10, 2021. Those who loved her lost her twice – first from Dementia, and then ultimately from...

Obituary: Shirley May Schmidt

September 13, 1938 - December 6, 2021 information provided by Smits Funeral Home Shirley May Schmidt, nee Boersma, age 83, of South Holland, IL passed away on Monday, December 6, 2021. Beloved wife of William Schmidt. Loving mother of Jerry (Dawn) Schmidt and Michael (Carolyn) Schmidt. Cherished grandmother of Steven (Jamie),...

Obituary: Thomas G. Lyons

May 9, 1942 - December 5, 2021 information provided by Smits Funeral Home Thomas G. Lyons, age 79, of Schererville, IN, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 5, 2021, in his home. Beloved husband of Audrey Lyons, nee Kryszak for 55 years. Loving father of Steven (Sue) Lyons, Randy Lyons, Derrek Lyons,...

Obituary: Vickie R. Jahaske

May 1, 1947 - December 4, 2021 information provided by Smits Funeral Home Vickie R. Jahaske, nee Youngman, age 74, of St. John, IN, passed away peacefully Saturday, December 4, 2021, after a battle with a long illness. Loving wife of 43 years to Paul F. Jahaske. Devoted mother of Timothy...