Carolyn L. Halas
December 13, 1943-February 14, 2021
Carolyn L. Halas, age 77, of Hammond, IN entered into the house of her heavenly Father on Sunday, February 14, 2021.
She is survived by two sons, Deacon Michael (Bobbie) Halas and David (Debbie) Halas; three grandchildren: Jessica, Michelle and David; four great grandchildren; a host of dear friends.
Preceded in death by her parents: Michael and Helen Skowronski; and the love of her life Kenneth W. Halas.
Carolyn was born in East Chicago and grew up in Hammond. She was proudly retired from the Hammond Police Department where she served as the longest Civilian Evidence Technician. Carolyn coached girls’ volleyball and basketball at OLPH school, was a Den Mother in the Cub Scouts pack 212 and was a team mom for Hessville Little League among many other community services. She loved to volunteer her time with the children’s fingerprint program for the Hammond Police. Carolyn was an avid Chicago Bears and Notre Dame football fan. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.
Friends are invited to meet with the family for visitation on Friday, February 19, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., a prayer vigil will be offered at 7:00 p.m.at Bocken Funeral Home 7042 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, (Hessville). Morning prayers will be offered at Bocken Funeral Home on Saturday at 9:15 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. James the Less Catholic Church, 9640 Kennedy Ave. Highland, IN with Father Brian Chadwick celebrant. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL. Both face mask and social distancing will be required at each. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family. For more information contact Bocken Funeral Home at 219-844-1600 or www.bockenfunerals.com.
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