A fun morning of fishing and building memories at Calumet Park Cemetery on Saturday, June 10, 2017. A nice gathering of families reeled in some pretty good sized fish and enjoyed snacks during the annual event. Thanks for those who attended and thanks to those who supervised to ensure that all would be safe and entertained. Join us next year for this free day of fishing and catch and release. For information, call Calumet Park at 219-769-8803.
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You are invited to our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Chamber’s of Commerce from Hobart, Portage and Lake Station. The date will be Thursday, December 15, at 4:00-5:30 at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel located just south of Route 6 on County Line Road between Hobart and Portage. Refreshments will be served.
This event is open to the public as well as local businesses. It is a chance to have a tour of the building and meet your local funeral director and staff. For directions or questions, call 219-940-3791.
The Merrillville High School Choir greeted the attendees of Calumet Park Funeral Chapel’s annual Angel Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday afternoon, December 3. Over 150 men, women and children enjoyed the choir singing Christmas carols as they found their way to their seats in the chapel.
Harpist Renee Wilson treated the audience with soft holiday music while waiting for the program to begin.
A special thanks to Michelle Hanrahan and all those who helped make the evening a success. Assisting as needed were Kim Jones, Carrie Evans, Teresa Dille, Matt Hahn, Misti Ferkull, Sandy Ferris, Marcia Ochoa, Rick Kalk, Richard Stake, Dianne Correll, Kathy Chepela and Tammy Vogel. Paul Vogel offered some thoughts and stories to remind us all of the reason for the season, while his brother Brant sang a song inspired by his grandfather and days fishing. Matt and Sara Courtney and Caroline Moore shared a heavenly song and all enjoyed fellowship after the door prizes were awarded over delicious punch and an assortment of sweets. And, for the first time, pictures of loved ones were projected on the wall as names and dates were read as loved ones placed glass angels on the tree.
Call now to make sure you are included in the annual angel tree lighting ceremony at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel and Rendina Funeral Home. Calumet Park’s will be held on December 3 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Rendina’s will be on December 1st from 3:00 – 5:00. We recommend that you come early to make sure your angel will be ready for you. Please call in now to ensure that you will have your complimentary angel. Call Calumet Park at 219-736-5840 and Rendina at 219-980-1141 for details and driving directions. See you there and Merry Christmas to all.
Pat O”Donnell from WJOB was the keynote speaker at Calumet Park Cemetery’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony. All the seats were filled as Paul Vogel II opened the event with a prayer and a sincere thank you to all veterans. Pat reviewed some positions on veteran benefits and then spoke with honor and from the heart on the debt that is owed to all veterans, including their families.
Theresa Ann Severin, shown above, wrote a truly amazing account of the events before and after the doomed American Eagle flight back in 1994. Terri lost her sister Patricia and her nephew, Patrick Henry on that day. Stop in at Calumet Park Cemetery and pick up a copy of this story, powerful in and of itself and brought alive by the courage and tenacity of the author. Each copy is personally signed by the author and can be yours for only $20.
In looking for the perfect poem or inspirational story to read this afternoon, I could not find one. They all felt too heavy with grief or regret.
I then realized the perfect thing I wanted to recite today was not about remorse, or loss, but about gratitude.
I am grateful for having had my only sibling, my best friend, Patty, for 36 years.
I am grateful to have had little Patrick in my life for 4 years.
I am grateful for the playfulness and small antics Patrick brought to my life.
I am grateful for the sisterhood and the big antics that Patty and I engaged in.
All of us have experienced blessings and miracles from the ongoing presence of our loved ones in our lives, giving us support and hope for the future. So, even when speaking of their departure from this earthly plane, I believe they continue to shape who we are today. Just like all of us here have assisted each other, in even small ways, on our journeys and transformations.
Reflecting on my relationship with my sister, and never wanting to have been selfish, all I can do is hope that I haven’t somehow held Patty back from fully embracing the life she is now meant to live. My strong emotional ties may in fact have been tethers holding Patty to the earthly plane. So, with that said, I fully release Patty and Patrick. I have attempted this throughout the years, but this time, with you as my witness, “I really mean it this time!”
I know our love will never be lost or diminished.
Finally, I am grateful to be here with all of you today to honor our loved ones, who are free and in the light and love of God.
It is official, kids love hot dogs! 250 dogs were consumed at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel’s Fall Festival held on October 8. A gorgeous fall day served as the backdrop to hayrides, pumpkin painting, crazy hair coloring, games and all around good fun. Let the pictures do the talking (click on any pic to enlarge):
See you next year. Don’t forget to sign up for our Angel Tree Lighting Ceremony. Call either Calumet Park at 219-736-5840 or Rendina at 219-980-1141 for details.
You are invited to bring kids under 12 to Calumet Park Funeral Chapel’s annual hayride and pumpkin painting festival. All free, all in good fun, all to create fond memories with the wee ones in your life. Refreshments and games will be provided. Located 1/2 mile north of Route 30 on Taft in Merrillville. Call 219-736-5840 for directions.
The Rendina family has served the community since 1961. Thousands of families have had their funeral needs taken care of by Tony and his family, and now the torch has been passed to Calumet Park Cemetery. By combining this completely renovated Rendina Funeral Home facility with Calumet Park Cemetery’s rich tradition of “family first”, even a casual visitor will be impressed.
Stop in between 5 and 7 on September 29th and say hi to your old friend Tony. Refreshments will be served and you will be able to take a casual tour of the facility and see for yourself how comfortable and well appointed the remodel is.
For For over 53 years the Rendina family served your families in a tradition of excellence. And now, the continuation of this remarkable family’s life’s work is going to be carried on by Calumet Park. Meet some of our staff and enjoy an evening reminiscing about old times and making new friends. The funeral home is located at 5100 Cleveland Street and you can call 980-1141 for more information and directions. It’s close proximity to Calumet Park Cemetery makes this a perfect marriage between Rendina and family owned and operated Calumet Park Cemetery.