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Cindy (Nekvasil) Hester (#46889883)
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Bio Photo Hello,I have been researching my families: NEKVASIL, JANUCHOWSKI, JARKA, JORGENSEN AND HESTER for over 30 years and am ecstatic to add my information to Find A Grave. My husband, Mike is pictured in the Find a Grave Scrapbook under Free Stickers (6th picture down) since HIS job is "finding graves". He works for the local burial vault company: CALUMET WILBERT VAULT CO. of Gary, Indiana.

"May God grant me the serenity to accept the ancestors I cannot find,the courage to find the ones I can and the wisdom to document thouroughly." (Twisted Twigs & Gnarled Branches)

Feel free to use any pictures or information I have added to any memorial. And HEY! send me a note that you did. Love hearing from fellow "gravers" And PLEASE remember this is not a game of numbers.,its a LABOR OF LOVE FOR OTHERS. If you have any questions, inquiries or concerns, JUST ASK!! I will try to help as many living AND non-living as I can.
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kathy robarts
RE: Memorial# 117652623
Well DUH...thank you so much.
Added by kathy robarts on Dec 12, 2014 6:27 PM
kathy robarts
RE: Memorial# 117652623
Thank you so much. When I pulled up his name it came up with only the picture and no other information under a lost at sea or other unknown location. That's what I wrote to you on. Can't even find that now!!! Think I am going crazy!! Bernard and Helen are his parents and I assume the others are related too. His wife is Memorial# 36547359. Can you cross reference? Can you add the other names with Bernard & Helen to the cemetery internment list? I have all the dates, just need plot/lot info to get pictures done.
Now back to my original question, where did the original picture come from? Do you know? Thanks for all your help. Kathy
Added by kathy robarts on Dec 12, 2014 4:51 PM
kathy robarts
Memorial# 117652623
I am working on my daughter in law's tree. Donald Duechting is her grandfather. I am wondering where this picture came from. I have the application for a Naval Headstone that says it was to be placed at Calvary Cemetery in Michigan City, Indiana. But there are only 14 internments listed there. I am requesting his obituary to see if that gives any additional information. With the unusual name I am sure this is her grandfather. Thank you for any info you might have. Kathy Robarts
Added by kathy robarts on Dec 12, 2014 8:28 AM
Actually not mine either...but thanks for the correction and photo.
Added by ShaneO on Dec 09, 2014 8:15 PM
Joan Georgick
RE: Joseph LeDonne
Thanks for the information you gave me. I got the death certificate for my former husband.
Added by Joan Georgick on Nov 17, 2014 10:36 AM
William Brackett
Hilda (Slocum) Nekvasil
Here is Hilda's obituary if you choose to post it:

An Obituary for Hilda (Slocum) Ridenour was carried in the Niles Daily Star on 14 Feb 1991 and it reads: “Funeral Services for Hilda Marie (Nekvasil) Ridenour, 65, 0f 2006 Ontario Rd., Lot 34, Niles, will be at 10a.m. Saturday at Hoven Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles Johnson of First Missionary Baptist Church of Buchanan. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Mrs. Ridenour died at 3:29 p.m. Wednesday at her home of natural causes. She was born April 14, 1925 in Buchanan. A homemaker, she had been a lifetime resident of the area. On Feb. 4, 1946 in Buchanan, she married James Nekvasil, who preceded her in death on July 4, 1965. On Aug. 10, 1968 in Buchanan she married Glen Ridenour, who survives. Other survivors include three sons, John Nekvasil and James Nekvasil, both of Niles, and Frank Nekvasil of Three Oaks; a daughter, Shirley Knight of Milwaukee, Wis.; three brothers, Kenard Slocum of Carlsbad, N. M., John Slocum of South Bend, Ind., and Ben Slocum of Niles; six sisters, Violet Hackeman of Niles, Virginia Hawkins of Gary, Ind., Hellen Hackeman of N.M., Laura Just of Buchanan, Clara Evans of Niles, and Jenny Hoover of Blytheville, Ark; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice At Home, 610 Ship St., St. Joseph, MI 49085.”
Added by William Brackett on Nov 16, 2014 3:38 AM
Christy Klouman
photo request Gerald & Anne Freeland
Thank you Cindy for fulfilling my photo request. I appreciate your time and effort! Christy
Added by Christy Klouman on Oct 30, 2014 6:36 PM
Elizabeth Fekete
RE: Infant Baranoske
Thank you Cindy. I have shared this info with my sister who is helping me research our Grandmother. If we find that any of those you mentioned are related to us would you be willing to transfer "ownership" to us? Thanks again. I so appreciate it. Elizabeth
Added by Elizabeth Fekete on Oct 25, 2014 10:25 AM
Elizabeth Fekete
Infant Baranoske
Hi Cindy. I was wondering if you could help me. I am researching my 4th great grandmother. We have various spellings of her last name, and Baranoske is one of them. Her first name is Maria, and we believe she lived in Michigan City Indiana until she married in 1874 (John Daniel Stecker). Because of the various spellings we are having a difficult time tracking her. Is this infant related to you, and do you have any additional information on this? Right now it looks like the only way to track Grandma is through relatives. Thank you for your help. It is great appreciated.
Elizabeth Fekete
Added by Elizabeth Fekete on Oct 24, 2014 4:05 PM
Jacque Leehy-Dunning
Thanks so much for all your trips to the cemetery for me. Since I live in Florida, you have been a tremendous help.

Added by Jacque Leehy-Dunning on Oct 11, 2014 3:57 PM
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