June 21, 2013


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AULBACH, Donna Jean, 70, St. Michael, Brookville, June 11. Wife of John Aulbach. Mother of Janet Baker, David and Doug Aulbach. Sister of Carol Allen, Ann Nichols and Glen Rusk. Grandmother of six.

BALMER, Rosemary (Stiller), 83, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, June 11. Mother of Retta Patty, Luanne Smith, Greg, Kevin and Pat Balmer. Sister of Vonda Morgan, Chester and Kenneth Stiller. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of seven.

CONOLTY, Denzel Lee, 89, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 30. Husband of Betty Jean Conolty. Father of Sheila Bernard, Maureen Furnish, Kathleen Moxley, Ellen and Kevin Conolty. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 13.

CORYA, Margaret M., 92, St. Mary, Greensburg, June 8. Mother of Mary Ann Tebbe, John and Paul Corya. Sister of Rosemary Oakley, Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 16.

COSGROVE, Bernadine, 92, St. Jude, Indianapolis, May 23.

DYE, William Alan, 65, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, June 6. Husband of Jennifer Dye. Father of Megan Hacker, Lauren Lane, James Hacker and Billy Dye. Son of Mary Katherine Dye. Brother of Martha Allen and Carolyn Cullison. Grandfather of 13.

HARMS, Frederick George, 77, SS. Philomena and Cecilia, Oak Forest, June 6. Husband of Joan Harms. Father of Lynn Alexander, Valerie Hilbert, Wendy Rohrig, Renee Thomas and Fred Harms. Grandfather of 20. Great-grandfather of five.

LAND, Geneva C., 89, St. Mary, Greensburg, June 7. Mother of Janet Herpel, Norma Schilling, Sara Volk, Ruth Wallpe, David, Michael, Paul and Ronald Land. Sister of Henrietta Land. Grandmother of 24. Great-grandmother of 21.

LAURENZ, Grace Marie, 83, St. Mary, Lanesville, June 6. Mother of Martha Karcher, Elaine and Paul Laurenz. Grandmother of two.

O’DELL, Marjorie E., 89, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, June 6. Mother of Sheila Branam. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of several.

PORTER, Helen Ruth, 93, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, May 31. Mother of Pat Blankenship, Jeanne Butler, Helen Dammann, Virginia Shamy, Laurie Sole, Mary Lynn Walker, Earl, James, Michael and William Porter. Grandmother of 23. Great-grandmother of 40. Great-great-grandmother of eight.

PRETTI, Gary Arthur, 66, St. Jude, Indianapolis, June 10. Father of Molly Schlader and Arthur Pretti. Brother of Sally Abromovich. Grandfather of seven.

SCHNEIDER, Harold G., “Strawberry,” 78, St. Mary, Lanesville, June 11. Husband of Marlene (Litch) Schneider. Father of Patricia Bliss, Pam, Dale and Matthew Schneider. Brother of Mary Eisert, Donald, Herb and Kenneth Schneider. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of one.

SEAMON, Robin (Banet), 51, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, June 7. Wife of David Seamon. Mother of Caitlyn and Brandon Seamon. Daugher of Cornelia Porter. Sister of Cheryl, David, Donald, Gary and Terry Banet.

WAIZ, Carl, 85, St. Paul, Sellersburg, May 28. Husband of Virginia Waiz. Father of Sue Rainbolt, Mark, Mike and Kevin Waiz. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of six.

WEBER, Dorothy, 86, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, June 10. Mother of Jackie Sullivan, Deborah and Theresa Weber. Grandmother of three.

WEISENBACH, Karen A., 65, St. Louis, Batesville, June 10. Sister of Susan Kerker, Mike and Scott Weisenbach.

WETZEL, Kathleen E., 66, former member Holy Family, Richmond, June 4. Mother of James III and John Wetzel. Grandmother of three. †

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