Come out to the cemetery on Saturday, June 9th at 11:00 and bring the kids. This is an annual catch and release program of fun for the entire family. Refreshments will be served. Stop at the office for a map to the Meditation Pond, or look for the fountain, gazebo and waterfalls. See you there. 99% sure you will catch fish. Call 769-8803 if you have any questions.
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The Veteran Memorial Columbarium is located in the Veteran Section. New this year are the five flagpoles that will have the branch of service flags flying high. They will be in place by Memorial Day.
The Memorial Weekend service for veterans will be at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 27. Pastor Dan Jacobsen will deliver the invocation. The service is organized by The American Legion First District and will have a number of dignitaries speaking, including the Honorable Peter Visclosky, with Captain James Wiltshire, USNR (ret) presenting the Memorial Day address.
Special thanks go to the Merrillville High School Symphonic Band, Wolff Gang singing group from Hobart High School, Mattie Willis singing My Buddy and Tom Cushing playing Taps. Other participants will be Tim Conner, Joe Simonetto, Marty Dzieglowicz, Judy Morris, Dewey Long, Denise Delaney-Wrolen, David Tretter, Chaplain Bob Downy, the Marine Corps Howlin Mad Detachment 93 and the many who make up the color guard.
This event offers an opportunity for all to show their respect and appreciation for all that our veterans have done to keep this country safe for democracy. To them and to their loved ones, Calumet Park salutes you and offers our most sincere thanks.
Questions regarding any of the Memorial Weekend’s many services, or for info about the annual fireworks on Saturday night, call 219-769-8803. Calumet Park is located at the corner of 73rd and Taft in Merrillville just one mile north of Route 30. See you there! When you call, ask about the many specials available for Memorial Weekend with the sale ending June 14.
What is 20′ x 30′ and flies 80 feet in the sky? Answer, the new flag flying over the entrance to Calumet Park Cemetery … 80 foot flagpole and huge flag … we salute all Americans! For Memorial Weekend, the following are specially priced: 25% off the Veteran Memorial Columbarium, 25% off the new Meditation Pond Columbariums (see pictures above), 25% off a new private mausoleum on a pond with a fountain next to the original community mausoleum, 25% off specific graves (ask a Family Service Counselor to show them to you…new sections, 50% off all selections in the Black Monument/bronze flush marker section, and 15% off all monuments and markers. We can deliver to any cemetery in NW Indiana.
For more information, call 219-769-8802
Under the leadership of Carrie Evans (funeral home supervisor), Calumet Park Funeral Chapel in Merrillville sponsored its 13th Annual Angel Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, December 2. Along with her team of Raquel Santos, Teresa Dille, Greg Schafer, Marcia Ochoa, Sandy Ferris, Matt Hahn, Marilyn Kligler, Mike Poweska, Mileva Savich, Richard Stake, Rick Kalk, and Barb F. planned and executed a wonderful event. Other participants were Kim Jones, Paul Vogel, Brant Vogel, Renee Wilson, Carolyn Moore, Sara and Matt Courtney, and the Merrillville H.S. Choral group.
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Thank you to all who attended this beautiful ceremony to honor those who have passed away and thanks to all those involved in the planning and perfectly executed service to the community. Please remember that the birth of Jesus is the reason for the season and have a happy and healthy Christmas holiday.
For information on future events, call 219-769-8803.
Rendina Funeral Home, an affiliate of Calumet Park Cemetery, held its 3rd Annual Angel Tree Lighting Ceremony on Novembeer 30, 2017. Lead by Funeral Home Supervisor, Michelle Hanrahan, the event was appreciated by all in attendance. Approximately 60 guests enjoyed live music from Brant Vogel and Harpest Renee Wilson. Michelle’s team of Greg Schafer, Teresa Dille and Marcia Ochoa worked hard to ensure that all guests would be comforted as they placed their angels upon the tree. Paul Vogel offered and inspirational message for the holiday. After the lights were lit, comfort finger food and sweet treats were shared as people enjoyed fellowship and good cheer. If you missed the tree lighting, you may attend the Calumet Park Funeral Chapel Angel Tree lighting on Saturday, December 2. Call 736-5840 for details. Merry Christmas to all.
View is looking west with the beautiful sunset as a wonderful backdrop to the original mausoleum at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville..
A reminder that the Angel Tree Lighting ceremonies at Rendina will be this Thursday at 6:00 p.m., November 30 and for Calumet Park Funeral Chapel at 4:00 on Saturday, December 2.
Call for directions: 980-1141 for Rendina and 736-5940 for Calumet Park funeral Chapel.
This year’s ceremony hits close to home as two of our own passed away recently. Tony Rendina (former owner of Rendina Funeral Home) and Paul Vogel (shown above, CEO of Calumet Park Cemetery, Funeral Chapels and Rendina Funeral Home) were both proud veterans and both were active in support of all veterans over the years. The Veterans Day tribute is a way to say a collective thank you to all the veterans and their families for their contributions to keeping this country safe and free. Thanks to all veterans from Calumet Park. For information or directions, call 769-8803.
First annual Fall Festival a huge success at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel on County Line Road in Hobart just north of County Line Orchard. More pics added.
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel in Hobart on Country Line Road held its first annual Trunk or Treat Fall Festival on October 21. Free pumpkins, face painting, games, prizes, hot dogs, drinks and popcorn (provided thanks to IMAX in Portage), and 15 local business with open trunks for trick or treating made for a wonderful couple of hours. A great time was had by all who worked to make it a success and for those who came for the fun. A special thanks to Violet de la Torre-Corona and Mike Poweska for organizing the event and to Bethany Music for providing all the pics shown below. Misti Ferkull and Sandy Ferris greeted everyone at the check in table and students from Portage High School and Crown Point High School helped with the games. A number of other CPC employees worked hard to ensure that great memories could be made including Matt Hahn, Michelle Hanrahan, Rob Vogel, Marcia Ochoa, Emily Dominguez, Kim Jones, Raquel Santos, and Brant Vogel. See you all next year. (hopefully I did not leave anyone off who worked to make this a great day) Click on any pic to enlarge for better viewing.
Once again, thanks for coming. If you would like a tour of the newly remodeled funeral home, call Violet (speaks Spanish) or Mike at 219-940-3791 or stop in any time.
Thanks to all who worked so hard to make this annual fall event a success. To all the families and kiddies, hope you had a great time. If you missed this year’s event in Merrillville, mark your calendars for our second Fall Festival on October 21. It will be at our newest funeral home on County Line Road just north of the County Line Orchard in Hobart/Portage. There will be a Trunk and Treat as part of this event so come at 11:00 am and stay for the whole two hours. There is no cost and it is guaranteed to be a fun couple of hours building memories with your wee ones. The Apple Orchard is tons of fun but Calumet Park Funeral Chapel in Hobart will offer free pumpkins for painting, refreshments, games and safe trunk or treating. Call 219-940-3791 for directions and details. A special thanks goes out to Bethany Music for providing the photos in this post.