August 1, 2008


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.

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ANDRES, Hubert Hector, 97, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, July 10. Husband of Mary (Engle) Andres. Father of Alice Banet and Melvin Andres. Brother of Wilhelmina Beavins, Florence Renn and Phillip Andres. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of 17.

BAASE, James M., 46, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, July 9. Husband of Kimberly Baase. Father of William Baase. Son of William Baase. Brother of Theresa Ann Monaghan and Thomas Baase. Uncle of several.

BURGETT, Richard Lee, 64, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, July 19. Father of Gregory, Michael and Ron Burgett. Brother of Marcella Roach, Bob, Ed and Jim Burgett. Grandfather of four.

ECKERT, Charles, 73, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, July 23. Husband of Beatrice (Roos) Eckert. Father of Faith Allen, Nannette Dum, Lauri Fehribach, Beth, Max, Sam and Zachary Eckert. Brother of Joyce Vitale. Grandfather of 14.

FARRELL, Patrick F., 69, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, July 17. Father of Christine Levy, Coleen Walsh, Anthony, Brian, Daniel, Kevin, Mark and Patrick Farrell Jr. Brother of Father Michael Farrell and Stephen Farrell. Grandfather of 18.

HURON, Marilyn Nace, 68, St. Monica, Indianapolis, July 17. Mother of Marie, James and Philip Nace. Sister of Barbara Villers. Aunt of several.

JANSEN, Mary Anne, 54, St. Roch, Indianapolis, July 21. Wife of Dr. Paul Jansen. Mother of Jennifer, Julie and John Jansen. Daughter of Bob and Betty Ash. Sister of Nancy Ash and Carol Egan. Aunt of 19. Great-aunt of four.

JOHNSON, Jacqueline G. (Toon), 66, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, July 10. Mother of Julie Young and Bruce Johnson. Sister of Terry and Tim Toon. Grandmother of three.

KRIESE, Maurice A., 87, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, July 14. Father of Joan Bunte, Charles, Fritz, Joseph and Thomas Kriese. Brother of Zeta McKay. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of eight.

LEONARD, Charles, 82, St. Andrew, Richmond, July 16. Husband of Virginia Leonard. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of 11.

LITZINGER, Zachary A., 17, St. Anne, Hamburg, July 16. Son of Gary and Geralyn Litzinger. Brother of Haley Litzinger. Grandson of Richard and Irene Dickmar and George and Julie Litzinger.

NEIN, Anna Mary, 84, Holy Family, New Albany, July 16. Mother of Victoria Peters, Jay and Michael Nein. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of nine.

NOE, Helen M., 91, St. Michael, Brookville, July 14. Mother of Cherlyn Barczak and Gary Noe. Sister of Mary Lohrey. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of four.

SELBY, Gertrude, 86, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Terre Haute, July 13. Mother of Connie Evelo and Marlene Pulsford. Sister of Irene Huber. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 12.

SCHNIEDERS, George A., 91, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, July 6. Husband of Joan Schnieders. Father of Mary O’Brien, Ann, David, James, Paul and William Schnieders. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of three.

STRIEGEL, Martha M., 91, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, July 17. Mother of Christine Baumann, Shirley Harbeson, Jeanette Hayden, Debbie Page, Barbara Vance, Marvin, Robert and Tony Striegel. Sister of Gladys Koetter and Paul Andres. Grandmother of 38. Great-grandmother of 48. Great-great-grandmother of three.

Franciscan Sister Miriam Clare Heskamp was a superior general

Franciscan Sister Miriam Clare Heskamp, a former superior general of the Oldenburg Franciscans, died on July 16 at St. Clare Hall, the sisters’ health care facility at the motherhouse. She was 85.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 21 at the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery in Oldenburg.

The former Ursula Marie Heskamp was born on Nov. 17, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She entered the Oldenburg Franciscan community on Jan. 19, 1941, and professed her final vows on Aug. 12, 1946.

She was elected superior general in 1974 and served in that capacity for two four-year terms from 1974 to 1982.

From 1947 to 1974, Sister Miriam Clare ministered as a professor of home economics at Marian College in Indianapolis.

In 1983, she returned to Marian College for 16 years as the director of mature living seminars and the Elderhostel.

She retired in 1999.

She is survived by a brother, Divine Word Father Charles Heskamp of East Troy, Wis., and many cousins.

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

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