April 23, 2010


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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BEDEL, Alberta C., 83, St. Anne, Hamburg, April 9. Sister of Alfreda Peters, Coletta Prickel and Ferdinand Bedel. Aunt of several.

BICKERS, Dr. William G., 88, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, April 4. Father of Bill, Patrick and Terry Bickers. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of one.

BLANDFORD, John R., 91, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, March 29. Father of Mary Spitzer, Jim and Tim Blandford. Brother of Mary Goetz, Marie Ward, Bernard and Vird Blandford. Grandfather of five.

BROOKBANK, Gerald M., 79, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, April 7. Husband of Nadine Brookbank. Father of Rochelle Carlton and Randy Brookbank. Brother of Vera Boatright. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of two.

BUECHLER, Clara Mae, 86, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, April 6. Mother of Sharon Draughn and Larry Buechler. Sister of Frances Beckham. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of seven.

CRONE, George T., Jr., 76, St. Mary, New Albany, March 26. Husband of Winifred Crone. Father of Beth Jones, George III and Matthew Crone. Brother of Eugene, Marion and Ralph Crone. Grandfather of five.

DELLAVALLE, Genesis F., 86, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, April 2. Husband of Colette DellaValle. Father of Corrine Jones, Anna Marlin, Gene and Guy DellaValle. Brother of David DellaValle. Grandfather of eight.

EBERHARDT, John F., 76, St. Mary, Greensburg, April 13. Husband of Rosemary Eberhardt. Father of Sue Adams, Marianne Kritzer, David, Jeff and John Eberhardt. Brother of Jean Merriman, Jude and Mark Eberhardt. Grandfather of nine.

GOFFINET, Mary Anna, 94, St. Isidore the Farmer, Bristow, April 7. Mother of Sarajane Damin, Harriet Neill and Lucy Ubelhor. Sister of Hettie Dauby. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of four.

G’SELL, Eva May, 93, St. Bernadette, Indianapolis, March 28. Mother of Anne Fuller, Susan Hicks, Catherine Higgins, Patricia, John, Robert and William G’Sell. Grandmother of 28. Great-grandmother of 24. Great-great-grandmother of four.

HAAKINSON, Roanne I., 55, St. Louis, Batesville, April 6. Wife of William Haakinson. Mother of Elizabeth, Margaret, Andrew, Brian and Matthew Haakinson. Daughter of Joanne McClelland. Sister of Lori Dapoz, Deborah Graves, Blanche Myers, Andrew, David and Steven Cihon. Grandmother of two.

HASSFURDER, Mildred M., 88, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, April 1. Mother of Joyce McMullen, Phyllis Wilson and Michael Hassfurder. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 14. Great-great-grandmother of one.

HENNESSEY, Thomas William, 87, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, March 26. Father of Lisa Merchant, Dale, Keith and Stephen Hennessey. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of one.

HUBER, Adella M., 85, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, March 30. Mother of Jean Davis, Julia James, Mary Houk, Patricia Strachan and Edward Huber. Grandmother of 13.

JORDAN, Marilyn K., 73, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, April 6. Mother of Christopher and Jeffrey Jordan. Sister of Dalene, Elinor, Maureen, Frederick and Thomas Mahaffey.

KESSANS, Elda, 76, St. Paul, Tell City, April 2. Stepmother of Randy Kessans. Sister of Allen Poehlein.

KUZEL, Helen L. (Strasser), 93, St. Andrew the Apostle, Indianapolis, March 26. Mother of Margie Dugan and Kathy Roth. Sister of Harold Strasser.

LASLEY, Agnes C., 85, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 27. Mother of Donna Haas and Judy Holder. Sister of Mary Jane Tracy. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 13.

LUCAS V, Virgil Downey, 17, St. Roch, Indianapolis, April 9. Son of Mary (Nelson) Lucas. Brother of Leanna and Garrett Lucas. Grandson of Linda Lucas, Cathy Nelson, and Carl and Karen Nelson. Great-grandson of Charles and Mary Hodges, Virgil Lucas and Francis Nelson.

MAURER, Mary E., 84, St. Andrew, Richmond, April 1. Mother of Joan Mikesell, Diane, Charles, Kenneth and Raymond Maurer. Sister of Martha Dickman, Hilda Herold and Father John Luerman. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 15.

McCLINTOCK, Ronald, 68, St. Jude, Indianapolis, April 2. Husband of Rose Ellen McClintock. Father of Michelle Hogue, Melissa Larsen, Marianne Phillips, Kathleen, Tracy, Joe, Ron and Zach McClintock. Brother of Carolyn Montgomery, Jerry and Tom McClintock. Grandfather of nine.

McDONALD, Bruce D., 61, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, March 31. Husband of Diana (Cress) McDonald. Father of Christine Keller, David and Douglas McDonald. Grandfather of two.

MELBERG, Herbert C., 78, St. Paul, Tell City, March 28. Husband of Marietta (Klueh) Melberg. Father of Lori Dauby, Sheila Daugherty and Herbert Melberg. Brother of Ann Williams.

MOSES, Mary Jane, 78, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, March 28. Wife of Jack Moses. Mother of Jon Akin, Julie Graham, Cassie Hill and Tracy Moses. Sister of five. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of eight.

MURPHY, Justin O., 86, St. Paul, Tell City, March 26. Father of Kathleen Amos and John Murphy. Grandfather of three.

POEHNER, Robert W., 76, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, March 31. Husband of Janet (Krekeler) Poehner. Father of Theresa Kamleiter, David, Glenn and Gregg Poehner. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of nine.

RUSSELL, Geraldine Ann (Barr), 84, St. Mary, New Albany, April 5. Mother of Sharon and Stephen Russell. Sister of Bea Becht. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of two.

SCHENK, Michael C., 72, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, April 3. Husband of Mary Ann (Rosner) Flanary-Schenk. Father of Heather Roush-Schenk, LeeAnn, Sharon, Chris, Joe, Michael and Scott Schenk. Stepfather of Lisa O’Connor and Jeff Flanary. Brother of Mary Davis, Rita Schenk-Warren, Helen and Edward Schenk. Grandfather of 25. Great-grandfather of two.

SCHNETZER, James R., 87, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, April 7. Father of Eric and Stephen Schnetzer.

SEITZ, Marie Philomena (Edwards), 93, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, April 2. Mother of Marti Capizzi and Terri Seitz. Sister of Nora Flynn. Grandmother of one.

STUPECK, Gertrude L., 89, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, April 4. Wife of Robert Stupeck. Mother of Mary Ann Olson. Sister of Theresa Bochnowski. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of one.

TEX, Anna, 71, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 9. Wife of Richard Tex. Mother of Kevin Tex. Sister of Joan Casey, Mary Galvin, Noreen McAllen and Michael Sheehan.

TREFRY, Arthur H., Jr., 86, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, April 8. Husband of Bonnie (Shaw) Trefry. Father of Dawn Bruce, Theresa Evans, Nancy Miller, Cheri Moschell, Arthur III and Timothy Trefry. Brother of Jean Shirey. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of nine.

URSITS, Walter W., 96, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 7. Father of Sherry Brett, Barbara Taylor and Mary Ursits. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of one.

WILSON, James F., 75, Sacred Heart, Clinton, March 27. Father of Doug, J.D. and Shawn Wilson. Brother of Theresa Wilson. Grandfather of two.

ZAHN, C. Mike, 81, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, April 6. Husband of Jane (Forestall) Zahn. Father of Jennifer Carmichael, Bethanne Wolfred, Christopher, Kevin and Timothy Zahn. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of two. †

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