Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

LaVerne M. Szypczak (nee Maday)

Passed away on December 29, 2020

LaVerne M. Szypczak (nee Maday), age 70.  Late of St. John formerly of Munster, Indiana. Passed away December 29, 2020.  Beloved wife of Richard for 48 years.  Loving mother of Gregory Szypczak and John (Nicole) Szypczak.  Cherished grandmother of Mark and Cole Szypczak.  Dearest sister of Thomas (Sierra) Maday, Henry (Sandra) Maday Jr., Sandra (Michael) Fiumara, Kathleen (Roland) Pagel, George (Justine) Maday, Lawrence (Lorna) Maday, and the late Arlene (Richard) Ruud.  Dear sister in law of Henry (late Barbara) Szypczak, Wanda (Joseph) Kamedula, and the late Edward Szypczak.  Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by parents Henry Sr. and Adeline Maday. 

LaVerne was the Business Manager at Maday's Greenhouse, which was in her family for two generations She worked together with many of her family members for over 40 years. She was recently retired and enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and especially her two grandsons.  LaVerne loved to vacation with her best friend Patty and her husband Lee.  At home she enjoyed spending time with her husband while working in their yard.  She also enjoyed playing Bingo with friends. LaVerne loved to shop and always had gifts for those she loved.  She was a care taker, a provider, and always worried about everyone else before herself. 

Visitation Sunday, January 3, 2021 2-7 pm.  Funeral Services Monday, January 4, 2021 at 9:30 am from the Elmwood Funeral Chapel 11300 W. 97th LN. (1/2 block west of US 41/Wicker Ave. at 97th LN.) St. John to St. John the Evangelist Church – Day Chapel (Corner 93rd and 41).  Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am.  Interment Holy Name Cemetery.  For more information 219-365-3474 or www.elmwoodchapel.com  


Prayers at Elmwood Chapel
Monday, January 4, 2021 - 9:30 am

Funeral Mass:
St. John the Evangelist Church - Day Chapel
Corner of 93rd and 41
St. John, Indiana 46373
Monday, January 4, 2021 - 10:00 am

Holy Name Cemetery
Cedar Lake, Indiana

Visitation Location

St. John
11300 W. 97th Lane
St. John, IN 46373
(219) 365-3474


Visitation Information

Sunday, January 3, 2021 - 2:00 pm until 7:00 pm

"So sorry to hear of Laverne's passing.She was such a lovely person.She and her family grew the most beautiful plants"
- Nancy and Jerry Brumm
December 31, 2020 7:54 am

"Rich, Greg & John - So many fond memories of your mom from our Harrison Avenue days and watching you boys grow up. She was such a special lady. My heart, love & prayers to you all"
- Debbie (Buono) Goodale
December 31, 2020 1:39 pm

"My sincerest heartfelt condolences to the Szypczak and Maday families on your loss. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. "
- Ann Johnson
January 1, 2021 10:19 am

"Rich and family, I want to extend my greatest sympathy to all of you. I am so sorry that I could not attend the Life Celebration with the many family members, friends, classmates, neighbors, and business associates. LaVerne was always kind and loving; a very good person who will be missed by all. May God grace each of you with the strength to move forward. My love and prayers to all of you. Sherry Jabaay "
- Sherry Jabaay
January 2, 2021 11:16 am

"Bob and I send our deepest sympathy to the Szypczak and Maday families on the passing of LaVerne. We were shocked and saddened to hear of her passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. RIP Cousin"
- Bob & Judy Dudzik
January 3, 2021 11:26 pm

Candles Lit
"LaVerne, I know you are with Jesus now. I loved your friendship for the past several years, and our lengthy chats out in the yard. You're very special! Rest in Peace , my friend. And I pray for God to guide your family through life with out you. I hope their memories of you will comfort them."
- Marian Merkle
December 31, 2020 7:46 pm

"We love you forever and forever"
- George and Justine
January 1, 2021 9:03 am

"May this candle lead you thru the eternal light, you now rest with the Lord for all eteranity. You’ve left all with your laughter and kindness Which will be cherished forever Rest In Peace my dear sister Our hearts are full of love and memories "
- Larry , Lorna and Raya Maday
January 3, 2021 7:36 am

"RIP sis! You left me with a lot of memories. Sharing bedrooms when we were teenagers, working in Dad’s greenhouse, being their for each other’s wedding. Then we watched our babies grow up to have babies of their own. Time sped by so swiftly........until we meet again Godspeed 🙏😘🙏"
- Sandra (Maday) Fiumara
January 4, 2021 8:08 am