MERRILLVILLE ---- Wayne E. Fines, 88, of Merrillville, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2005.
He was a member of the Westley Methodist Church of Bloomfield. He was retired from Standard Oil (Whiting Refinery) with 35 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II and a member of American Legion Post 197 of Bloomfield.
Survivors include: his wife of 68 years Berniece (Ashcraft) Fines of Merrillville; two daughters, Charlotte and her husband Walter Hartman of Griffith, and Janet and her husband Ron Balka of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a son Darrell Fines and his wife Sarah of Griffith; seven grandchildren, Douglas Hartman and his wife Marie of Hammond, Dawn and her husband Dave Turner of Griffith, Lee Ann and her husband Jim Boyles of Gary, Terry Fines and his wife Laura of Schererville, Ray Fines of Griffith, Russel Balka and his wife Macie of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Cliff Balka and his wife Laurie of LaGrange, Ohio; nine great-grandchildren; a brother Herschel Kennedy and his wife Rosetta of Highland.
Funeral service was Monday at Kuiper Funeral Home, Highland, with Randy Harrison, Minister, officiating. Burial followed at the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville.
Visitation was Sunday at the funeral home.