MARY RITA BANKA HAMMOND, IN
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Mary Rita Banka, age 94, of Hammond passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013. She is survived by her son, John (Judy) Banka of Hammond; granddaughter, Natalie Banka of Hammond; and sister, Gertrude Lukowicz. Preceded in death by her husband, John; daughter, Karen; and sister, Helen. Mary was a lifelong area resident and a member of St. John Bosco Church. She was retired from the School City of Hammond and was formerly employed with Inland Steel Co. Mary proudly served as a W.A.C. in WWII. Private funeral services were held Wednesday, March 20, 2013. At rest St. John Cemetery in Hammond. Solan-Pruzin Funeral Home, Schererville, IN entrusted with arrangements.
Published in The Times on Mar. 21, 2013