December 2, 2005


Please submit in writing to our office by 10 a.m. Thursday before the week of publication; be sure to state date of death. Obituaries of archdiocesan priests serving our archdiocese are listed elsewhere in The Criterion. Order priests and religious sisters and brothers are included here, unless they are natives of the archdiocese or have other connections to it; those are separate obituaries on this page.

CONNOR, Joseph Gordon, 86, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Nov. 1. Father of Dr. Ann Short, Denny, Kevin, Mike, Patrick, Terry and Tim Connor. Brother of Rita Hennessy, Joan Muller and James Connor. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of one.

COURTNEY, Robert F., 85, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Nov. 20. Husband of Mary Helen (Cain) Courtney. Father of Patricia Cross, Janet Hoeping, Katie Mason, Anne and Thomas Courtney. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of six.

GOMEZ, P. Ernesto, 69, St. Bernadette, Indianapolis, Nov. 5. Father of Lisa Chapman, Mary Jo Christian, Chris Minor, Mandy Whisler, Andy, Ernie and Tony Gomez. Brother of Elva Martinez and Joe Gomez. Grandfather of 21. Great-grandfather of one.

HOLMAN, Veronica June, 58, St. Mary, Greensburg, Nov. 17. Sister of Patricia Ann Fife and David Holman.

KRIEG, David C., 53, St. Paul, Tell City, Nov. 8. Husband of Ginger (Drake) Krieg. Father of Jill and Adam Krieg. Brother of Rosemary Suters and Earl Krieg.

MEYER, Robert G., 84, Mary, Queen of Peace, Danville, Oct. 27. Father of Jan Walker. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of two.

OTTO, Gerald, 67, St. Gabriel, Indianapolis, Nov. 16. Husband of Helen (Adams) Otto. Father of Betsy Griffin, Donna Hayes, Christina Neukam, Sherrie Payne, Pete Schmitt, Sandy Schoolcraft, Margaret Star, Carrie Widows, Fred and Johnny Otto. Brother of Betty Brattain, Al and John Otto. Grandfather of 25. Great-grandfather of two.

RAINS, Marjorie S., 93, St. Anne, New Castle, Nov. 15. Mother of E. Alan Rains. Grandmother of two.

SIFRIG, Pearl, 81, St. Paul, Tell City, Nov. 18. Mother of Joseph Schneider. Sister of Caroline Mayville, Lucy Rickelhoff, Helen Rose and Walter King. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of several. Great-great-grandmother of one.

UNDERWOOD, Walter, 76, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Nov. 14. Husband of Sherry Underwood. Father of Jane Root, JoAnn, June, Jim and John Underwood. Brother of Donna Brown, Sarah Tincher, Dale and Don Underwood. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of three. †


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