September 5, 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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BOVA, Sam, 86, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Aug. 14. Father of Margaret, Joseph and Josiah Bova. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of 11.

BUCHANAN, Jacob, 20, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Aug. 21. Father of Elysia Buchanan. Son of Walt and Sherre Buchanan. Brother of Amy Shepherd and David Buchanan. Grandson of Verna Williams and Gene Green.

BUNTON, Jerry C., 66, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Aug. 9. Husband of Patricia Bunton. Father of Laura Helmick, Carolyn, Coni and Jeff Bunton. Brother of Bunky, Jack, Mick and Tom Bunton. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of three. (correction)

CARROLL, James Joseph, 61, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Aug. 25. Brother of Catherine Jackson. Uncle of several.

COOK, Richard Joseph, 78, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Aug. 16. Father of Cynthia Kimener. Brother of Robert Cook. Grandfather of three.

EGGER, Catherine (Buschemeyer), 73, St. Joseph, Corydon, Aug. 6. Wife of Fred Egger. Mother of Jane Boss, Margaret Shain, Liz, Shannon, Howard and Robert Egger. Sister of John Buschemeyer. Grandmother of seven.

FISCHER, Ryan M., 23, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, Aug. 25. Son of William and Connie (Kelley) Fischer. Brother of Andrea Strehle. Grandson of Gaylord and Ruth McVey and Harold and Alice Kelley.

FLYNN, Patrick F., 70, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Aug. 19. Father of Nicole and Bryan Flynn. Brother of Susie Maxwell, Kathleen Stein and Jeff Flynn.

FOUGEROUSSE, Arthur J., Jr., 81, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Aug. 23. Father of Susan Colin, Mark and Thomas Fougerousse. Brother of Ruth Morgan and Janet Paris. Grandfather of seven.

GOEBES, Martha J., 84, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Aug. 18. Aunt of several.

HODGES, Michael David, 32, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Aug. 19. Father of James and Jordan Hodges. Son of Sharon Christian. Stepson of Charles Christian. Stepbrother of Tiffany and William Christian. Grandson of Pat Snyder.

LISKA, Walter C., 52, Mary, Queen of Peace, Danville, Aug. 14. Husband of Ann (Armstrong) Liska. Son of Jeannie Liska. Brother of Michelle Burgmaier, Robin Friend, Elizabeth Masopust and Michael Liska.

McINTOSH, Alice, 80, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Aug. 20. Wife of Bernard McIntosh. Mother of Michael McIntosh. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of five.

MILLER, Iona M. (Ernstberger), 78, St. Joseph, Corydon, Aug. 18. Mother of Regina Brown, Joan Kingsley, Susan May, Dale, Jeffrey, John, Scott, Steven and Terry Miller. Sister of Annette Akers, Rita Drury, Melva Gates, Nancy Mathews, Jane Ponto, Ruth Shewmaker, Gilbert, Paul and Vernon Ernstberger. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of 11.

MOORE, Margaret C., 92, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Aug. 24. Mother of George Moore IV. Sister of Gene Gooley. Grandmother of one.

SMITH, Marcella L., 82, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Aug. 21. Mother of Jackie Cruse and Ruth Warner. Sister of Loretta Ferguson. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of six.

SPRINGMAN, LeRoy Albert, 84, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Aug. 15. Husband of Theresa (Roembke) Springman. Father of Clare Bowser, Teri Mackey, Susie Nehez, Anne Renton, John, Luke, Mark and Matthew Springman. Brother of Ann Gibson, Agnes Schafer and Paul Springman. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of two.

TUNITIS, Alexa Marie (Martin), 28, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Aug. 28. Wife of Matthew Tunitis. Mother of Josephine and Sophia Tunitis. Daughter of Timothy and Laura Martin. Sister of John Martin. Granddaughter of Joseph Lex and Alice Martin. Great-granddaughter of Louis and Bonnie Windhorst.

WAGNER, Clarence T., 85, St. Bernadette, Indianapolis, Aug. 20. Father of Tina DeBoer, Jane Rea, Gary, Larry, Mark, Mike and Rob Wagner. Brother of Edith Burch, Marcella Doyle and Marie Williams. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of 10.

WIESSLER, John, 85, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Aug. 12. Father of Shelley Anderson, Karen Finch-Taylor, Micki Givens, Sandy Smith, Linda Wiessler-Hughes and Jeff Wiessler. Brother of Marilyn Inglee, Robert and Thomas Wiessler. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of seven.

WILSON, M. June, 86, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Aug. 16. Mother of Tom Michealree and David Wilson. Grandmother of one. Step-grandmother of one.

WLASIK, Stanley, 86, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Aug. 18. Father of Karen Heider and Nadine Treece. Grandfather of five. †

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