February 15, 2008


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AMATO, Florence E. (DeRosa), 78, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 22. Mother of Susan Griffin. Grandmother of two.

AUSTERMAN, Martha, 91, St. Andrew, Richmond, Jan. 19. Mother of Mary Fisher, Roseann Nicolls, Dr. John and Richard Austerman. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 17.

BEDEL, Edna L., 87, St. Louis, Batesville, Jan. 29. Mother of Eric, Greg and Phil Bedel. Sister of Mary Hegwood. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of five.

BISCHOFF, Francis J., 88, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 22. Husband of Virginia Bischoff. Father of Dennis, Stephen and William Bischoff. Grandfather of two.

BRANT, Marcia Kathleen, 92, St. Luke the Evangelist, ­Indianapolis, Jan. 16. Mother of Sandra Koss, Ronni Miller and Walter Brant. Sister of Jean Bernas. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of four.

BRUMFIELD, Michael J., 53, St. Paul, Tell City, Jan. 16. Husband of Jane Brumfield. Father of Nichole Brumfield. Stepfather of Stevi Evrard, Ryan and Travis Wheatley. Son of Charlene Brumfield.

CALLAHAN, Mary Elizabeth, 86, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Jan. 30. Mother of Mary Jeanette Ellingsworth, Jim, Michael and Patrick Callahan. Sister of Edythe Norris. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 17.

CONSODINE, Margaret L., 85, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 14. Sister of Shirley Granahan, Marion Mills, Barbara, Diane and Doris Consodine.

FODORA, Amelia, 90, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 5. Mother of Elizabeth Elliott, Margaret Ware and James Fodora. Sister of Thomas DeGregory.

FRENCH, Bernard, 84,

St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 20. Husband of Eloise French. Father of Theresa Kanita, Michele, Bernard, Christopher, Lawrence and Peter French. Brother of Jacqueline French and Jeanne Marie Gabriel. Grandfather of five.

GATZEK, Paul, 72, St. Andrew, Richmond, Jan. 13. Husband of Carolyn Gatzek. Father of Paula Brisco, Marie Matney, Joe, Mike and Stanley Gatzek. Brother of Camille Gatzek. Grandfather of six.

GRAMMER, Mary Louise, 87, St. Anne, New Castle, Feb. 2. Mother of Donna and Marlene Rusterholz, Mae Beth Wade and Bob Grammer. Sister of Russell Manlove. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of 10.

HARPENAU, Mary Catherine, 88, St. Pius V, Troy, Jan. 13. Mother of Eileen Burnette, Joyce Mulzer, Clem and Larry Harpenau. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 14.

HARVEY, Jean W., 93, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 18. Wife of Richard Harvey. Mother of Jessie Graves. Sister of Kathryn Markley and Mark Garrett. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of four.

HEATH, Marceil, 87, Holy Family, Richmond, Jan. 25. Mother of Judy Roell. Sister of Robert Fasnacht. Grandmother of one.

HUBER, Harry Lee, 84, St. Michael, Cannelton, Jan. 6. Father of Susan Bradley, Kristina James, Lisa Harris, Nancy May, Michael and Paul Huber. Grand­father of 15. Great-grandfather of four.

HUFF, Greg Allen, 37, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Jan. 19. Husband of Loretta (Keller) Huff. Father of Elizabeth, Doug and Zachary Huff. Son of Bill and Rose (Williams) Huff. Brother of Mark Huff. Grandson of Dorothy Williams.

KAPPES, Jennifer Lee Ann, 31, Most Sorrowful Mother of God, Vevay, Jan. 24. Mother of Trenton Whitham. Daughter of Frank Kappes and Sheila (Price) Dickerson. Stepdaughter of Debbie Kappes. Sister of David Kappes. Stepsister of Casie Hankins.

KELLERMAN, Jack, 65, St. Louis, Batesville, Feb. 4. Husband of Vicki (Decker) Kellerman. Father of Amy Streater, Adam, Clay, John and Pete Kellerman. Brother of Becky Gaskill, Charlotte Heppner, Peg Weber, Bob and Dan Fehrman. Grandfather of 10.

KNIEPER, William J., 72, St. Agnes, Nashville, Jan. 24. Husband of Ginny (Wright) Knieper. Father of Linda McGrath, Debra Price, Annette, Cynthia and Brian Langley, John and Ralph Knieper. Grandfather of six.

LANGSFORD, Ernest H., 82, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Dec. 30. Husband of Dorothy Langsford. Father of Tammy Ramsey, Crissy Thomas, Alex, James and Lance Langsford. Stepfather of Anthony, Michael and Vincent Gatto.

MARTIN, Virgil Bryant, 87, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Jan. 25. Husband of Evelyn (Wright) Martin. Father of Eva Caudill and Richard Bryant. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of six.

McCANN, Anthony R., 71, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 26. Father of Martha Berghoff, James and Michael McCann. Brother of Mary Susan Dial, Ann Kane and Margaret Schmidt. Grandfather of seven.

MILLER, David L., Sr., 47, St. Mary, Greensburg, Feb. 3. Husband of Angela Miller. Father of Brandi and David Miller. Stepfather of Amanda Vires and Chastity Powers. Son of Leo and Helen Miller. Brother of Dawn Powers, Debra White, Amy Wilmer and Christopher Miller. Grandfather of two.

NOLTE, Cornelia, 83, Prince of Peace, Madison, Jan. 24. Mother of Sandi Norman. Sister of Patricia Banschbach and Marjorie Lee Bruce. Grand­mother of six. Great-grandmother of six. Great-great-grandmother of five.

OSBORN, Doris Faye, 81, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Jan. 23. Mother of Brenda LaHue, Robert and William Neafus. Sister of Mary Barnes, Denzil and James Curts. Grand­mother of six. Great-grandmother of nine.

PFAU, Charles, 60, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 27. Brother of Kathryn McCormick, Peggy Pfau and Theresa Slaton.

RUST, Frank Paul, 82, St. Paul, Tell City, Jan. 13. Husband of Mary (Bender) Rust. Father of Judy Sims, Joe and Keith Rust. Grandfather of four.

SAKSA, Raymond, 51, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Feb. 2. Husband of Diane M. (Simko) Saksa. Father of Brianna, Caitlin, Stepanie and Mark Saksa. Brother of Rosemarie Schmelter, Richard and Robert Saksa.

TEGELER, Jean Ann, 72, St. Andrew, Richmond, Jan. 19. Mother of Donna Kinley, Frederick, Steve and Thomas Tegeler. Sister of Tom Fitzgibbons. Grandmother of nine.

THOLE, Alma C., 93, St. Maurice, Napoleon, Jan. 28. Sister of Esther Youngman.

VanHOORDE, Adelaide L., 79, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Feb. 1. Mother of Mary Banasiak, Linda Lindberg, Cindy Reynolds, Cheryl Schmidt and Mark VanHoorde. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of three.

Franciscan Sister Boniface Konrad was a teacher for 52 years

Franciscan Sister Boniface Konrad died on Dec. 17 at St. Clare Hall, the health care facility for the congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, in Oldenburg. She was 88.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Dec. 20 at the motherhouse chapel. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery there.

The former Anna Konrad was born on Dec. 1, 1919, in Zemun, Yugoslavia.

She entered the Oldenburg Franciscan community on Sept. 8, 1937, and professed her final vows on Aug. 12, 1943.

Sister Boniface taught for 52 years at Catholic grade schools and high schools as well as at Marian College in Indianapolis. She specialized in German, world history and U.S. history.

In the archdiocese, Sister Boniface taught at St. Andrew School in Richmond and Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Conception in Oldenburg.

In Indianapolis, she taught at the former St. Francis de Sales School, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower) School, St. Michael School, Father Thomas Scecina Memorial High School and Marian College.

She also taught at Catholic schools in Ohio.

In 1993, Sister Boniface retired to the motherhouse, where she ministered in community service. She moved to St. Clare Hall in 2005.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN 47036. †

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