Kuiper Funeral Home

9039 Kleinman Road, Highland, IN


Kenneth G. Hanisko

April 1, 1937March 19, 2019

Kenneth G. Hanisko age 81 of Wheatfield, IN formerly of Merrillville, IN & Gary, IN passed away March 19, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Janice, daughter Lisa (Leonard) Gregorczyk, son Kenneth J. Hanisko, two grandchildren Renee and Daniel Gregorczyk; sister-in-law Judy (late Donald) Hudock, nieces & nephews; preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Mary Jane Hanisko , sister Marlene, and nephew Michael. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. DIRECTLY at St. Helen Catholic Church (302 N. Madison St.) Hebron, IN Rev Frank Torres celebrating, cremation to follow. Friends may visit with the family at Geisen Funeral Home, 606 E. 113th Avenue, Crown Point, IN Thursday March 21, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 7:00PM with a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 6:30PM. Ken also may be viewed Friday morning from 9AM to 10 AM at the church (until time of service). Ken was an 55 years member of I.B.E.W. Local 697, he was the first electrical inspector of the Town of Merrillville where he wrote the electrical code and bylaws which are still enforced today; he was a member and past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Msgr. Ryder Council 4047, he was an U.S. Navy veteran, avid golfer, diehard Chicago Bears & Chicago Cubs fan, and enjoyed woodworking. At the age of 79, Ken had 3-hole in one on three different golf courses. Ken will greatly miss his loving Local 697 brothers: Nick Vlasich, Dick Smith, Bobby Lewis, and the late Carl Petroff. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, memorial donations to Hospice of Calumet Area. Kuiper Funeral Home (Highland, IN) entrusted with arrangements 219-923-7800


  • Visitation Thursday, March 21, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, March 22, 2019


Kenneth G. Hanisko

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Melinda Maturo

March 21, 2019

Lisa, and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is never easy. May good memories replace pain, may you be comforted by the blessings you all share. God's Peace to you.

Marj Pankiewicz

March 21, 2019

Dear Lisa, Terri Davis & I want to offer our condolences in the loss of your dad. According to his obit, he was a very active & vibrant man. His picture on the Kuiper website indicates the same. At least you can be comforted in knowing that he was a man of strong faith & lived a full life. He is no longer suffering. Enjoy all the happy memories of your past with him. Our prayers are with you at this time.

Friend Katie Hirsh told us what a nice person you are. Sounds like you have a close-knit church group there @ St. Helen's. They will be a source of help for you & your family.
Sincerely, Terri Davis & Marj Pankiewicz

Sheila DeBattista

March 19, 2019

You have an amazing loved one. Kenneth touch my life in the last few days of his life. We met at the facility. As Kenneth is going through hospice, I shared that my mother too was in hospice. He said he would pray for our suffering. He gave me a small prayer card from his wallet. I now keep it in my wallet. We shared tears together. I told Kenneth that I look forward to him meeting my mother in heaven. May your memories of Kenneth bring you peace at this time.