HOMER LEROY SHOEMAKER HAMMOND, IN Homer Leroy Shoemaker, age 98 of Hammond, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2012. Homer is survived by his devoted wife, Nettie; daughters: Carole (Delbert) Graham of Northfield, MN and Helen (late Richard) Mau of Carmel, IN; three grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and brother, Cecil (Osie) Shomemaker of Akron, IN. Preceded in death by his first wife, Edna; parents: Arthur and Anna; sisters: Mary Edith and Charlotte "Macy"; and brother, Walter. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 10:30 AM at the Solan Pruzin Funeral Home, 7109 Calumet Ave., Hammond with Pastors Larry Mosher and Westley Helfenbien officiating. At rest, Chapel Lawn Cemetery in Schererville. Visitation will be on Monday, January 9, 2012 from 2:00-7:00 PM at the funeral home. The family would like to thank Homer's devoted caregiver, Esther Chirwa, the Hospice of the Calumet Area and the many friends that have supported us through this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent in loving memory of Homer to Bethel Bible Church, 1138 173rd Ave., Hammond, IN 46324.
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Published in The Times on Jan. 9, 2012