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08-Russell Irving Garriott
Birth: 20 Sep 1914, Rensselaer, Jasper Co, IN: Bk H4/184
Death: 5 Sep 1980, Hobart, Lake Co, IN- age 65, of Ventricular Fibrillation
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery
Occupation: Millworker, Tavern owner, SSN: 306-09-6881/IN
Education: Lew Wallace HS, 1935
Military: US Marines, WW2: Corporal, Pacific Theater
Father: Carter Garriott
Marriage: 25 Nov 1936, St. Joseph Co, IN: Bk 97/481
Divorced: 11 Apr 1946
Spouse: Thelma Ione CLAPP
Birth: 13 Aug 1918, Hindsboro, Douglas [or Coles] Co, IL
Death: 12 Oct 1997, Hobart, Lake Co, IN- age 79, of Emphysema
Burial: Calumet Park Cemetery
Occupation: SSN: 306-09-2345/IN, as Thelma Zabinski
Father: Lester Clapp
Mother: Viola Welch
CHILDREN: Russell and Thelma had two sons:
09----RUSSELL ALBERT GARRIOTT [b. 16 May 1938, Gary, Lake Co, IN; d. 18 Sep 1990, Hobart, Lake Co, IN- of Cardiac Arrest, age: 52, bur. Calumet Park Cemetery ], lived in Hobart, Lake Co, IN, a Laborer [marr appl], SSN: 306-38-6795/IN, Hobart HS graduate, 1956, m. Glenda Mae SWANSON [b. 14 Sep 1939, Indiana], a Bookkeeper [marr appl], daughter of Glenn SWANSON and Mamie PATTERSON on 18 Jul 1959, Hobart, Lake Co, IN: Bk B11/6514, had five children; and
09----DOUGLAS DALE SR GARRIOTT.
2ND MARRIAGE: Thelma 2nd married Michael HABURJAK [b. 21 Sep 1910, Brownsville, PA; d. Mar 1984], SSN: 306-09-2950/IN, on 6 Jul 1946, Lake Co, IN, he the son of George Haburjak and Anna Bubnas.
3RD MARRIAGE: Thelma 3rd married ___ ZABINSKI [SSDI], still a resident of Hobart, IN.
1940 Lake Co, IN census: has Russel Garriott 25, b. IN, ??-Steel Industry; Thelma Garriot 21, b. IL; Russel Garriott 2, b. IN; and Bernice Garriott 26, b. IN, ??-Retail Store.
1940 Lake Co, IN census: has Michael Haburjak 30, b. PA, Electrician-Steel Mill; Kathleen Haburjak 26, b. KY; Michael Jr Haburjak 8, b. IN, Beauty Culture; and Lois Haburjak 6, b. IN.
BIOGRAPHY: Russell was born or Melville's farm in Aix, Jasper County, Indiana. He graduated from Lew Wallace High School in 1935 and worked in the 'steel mills' until he joined the service in WW II. He was a Corporal in the US Marines, in the Pacific Theater of the War, stationed in the Marianas Islands, Guam, Saipan and Tinian. At the end of the war he was stationed just off Japan waiting to attack, when they dropped the "A-Bombs." After the war he went back to the mills, until he bought a tavern. From 1952 until 1964 he owned and operated "Russell's Tap" at the corner of 11th and Grant in Tolleston in Gary, Indiana. In 1964 he went back to work in the mills, until he retired in 1985. Russell Irving Garriott is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Hobart, Indiana.
[Douglas Dale Sr Garriott]
1990 BIOGRAPHY/OBITUARY: Russell "Russ" Albert Garriott (was) considered by many to be the greatest track and field athlete to come out of Hobart High School. Owned more than a dozen Indiana prep records in the shot-put when he graduated in 1956. He was 6'-6" and weighed 360 pounds when he graduated. Won the state shot-put championship his junior and senior years. The former Brickie also set HHS record of 59'-9 1/2"in the shot-put in 1956. That record still stands, and today it is the longest standing track record in Hobart High track annals. It was also the all time shot-put record in the state of Indiana. It broke the Hoosier record toss of 57'- 11 1/2" set in 1948 by Carol Shields. Former track and cross country coach Frank Kurth, Carol Shields and Russ were inducted into the Hoosier track hall of fame in 1979. On his way to the championship he topped other area competitors like Alex Karras and Fred "the Hammer" Williamson. Karras and Williamson went on to pro football careers.
After graduating from Hobart High School, Russ attended the University of Kansas on an athletic scholarship. Another king-size athlete, Wilt Chamberlain, who went on to fame as a player in the National Basketball Association, was leaving UK when Russ arrived. The university gave Chamberlain's 9' by 4' bed to Russ. In his first year of competition at Kansas, he set a school freshman record for the shot-put and won the freshman Big Eight shot-put title. He was on his way to becoming a world-class shot-putter when he damaged ligaments in both knees in a weight lifting mishap, which ended his career.
He was very active in Hobart Girls Softball, years before Hobart High School put a girls softball team on the field. Russ was a coach in the youth softball program. He was a supervisor for Northern Indiana Public Service (NIPSCO). He was a resident for forty-four years. He was a Master Mason in ML McCelland Lodge #357, F&AM in Hobart, Indiana. He was also a 32nd Degree Mason in the Scottish Rite in the South Bend Consistory. Russel died Tuesday, September 18, 1990. Funeral services were September 21, 1990 at Burns Funeral Home with Rev Merle L Bartels officiating. Interment in Calumet Park Cemetery.
[Douglas Dale Sr Garriott]
1997 OBITUARY: Thelma Ione Zabinski: age 79 of Hobart, formerly of Gary. A Hobart resident for 51 years, passed away in St Mary's Medical Center, Hobart on Sunday, October 12, 1997. She was a former president of East Gary Women's Republican Organization; former officer of Lake County Handicapped Organization; former owner of the Northwestern Indiana Picnic Grove of Hobart, IN; former Administrator of the Hammond Nursing Home.
Preceded in death by her husband John Zabinski and children, Russell A Garriott and Judith Haburjak. Survivors; 1 son Douglas (Joann) Garriott Sr of Hobart; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Albert (Louise) Clapp of Rockville, IN. Funeral service, Wednesday, October 15, 1997 at 1 pm at the Burns Funeral Home, corner of Rt 51 and 7th St, Hobart, Rev David L Sampson officiating. Interment, Calumet Park Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, 1 pm to 8 pm.
Her grandson Doug Garriott Jr remarried on February 14, 1998, giving her two more great-grandchildren, making a total of 10 great-grandchildren.
When married to Russell I Garriott she and Leonard Garriott's wife were know as the two Thelmas because they both had the name "Thelma Garriott."
[Douglas Dale Sr Garriott]
2015 OBITUARY: Douglas D Garriott, Jr, age 48, of Valparaiso, passed away March 26, 2015. Doug was a Gary police officer for eight years, New Chicago police officer for six years, worked at Michigan City State Prison for two and a half years, a member of the FOP VFW #1954 (North Liberty) Church Crossroads, founder of Guardian Knights (Chief).
Doug was preceded in death by his mother- Patricia Jean Hall; son-Brandon Mathews Garriott, sister-Yvonne Ione Garriott and Uncle-Russell A Garriott. Survivors include his father-Douglas D Garriott, Sr; daughter-Kirsten Garriott; grandson-Mason; stepmother -Joann; sisters-Raina (nee Garriott) Lara, Jennifer J Garriott; stepbrother-Joey Gillan; many loving uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces and friends.
Funeral service for Doug will be Monday, April 6, 2015 at 6:00 pm at Burns Funeral Home, 701 East 7th Street, Hobart. Friends may visit with Doug’s family from 2:00 until the time of the service, Pastor Mike Bean officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Garriott family in care of Burns Funeral Home in Hobart.
[Burns Funeral Home]