May 14, 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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ATKINS, Larry F., 73, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, May 3. Husband of Helen (Korte) Atkins. Father of Sandra Ballard and Angela Papp. Brother of David and Raymond Atkins. Grandfather of three.

DOWELL, J. Elnora (Jenkins) Bube, 80, St. Joseph, Corydon, April 21. Mother of Theresa Bauer, Carolyn Forbes, Jean Scealf, Jim and Richard Bube Jr. Sister of LaVerne Davis and Bill Jenkins. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of one.

DREYER, Elizabeth, 88, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 3. Mother of Cindy Beeler, Marie Koenig, Holy Cross Father Christopher Dreyer and Kenneth Dreyer Jr. Grandmother of four.

DUERSTOCK, Caroline F., 82, St. Louis, Batesville, April 30. Wife of Kenneth Duerstock. Mother of Carol Ciesielski, Theresa Dickman, Rose Hountz, Alice Schwegman and Cully Duerstock. Sister of Mildred Brackman. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of three.

DUH, Thomas Joseph, 65, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, April 29. Husband of Brenda Duh. Father of Kyle Brock and Tom Duh. Son of Rose Duh. Brother of Kathryn Gootee, Jerry, Larry, Louis, Mike and Robert Duh.

FISHER, Richard P., 80, St. John the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 29. Father of Michael and Ronnie Fisher. Brother of Patty Shelby and Barbara Toomey.

GEYMAN, Leo R., 81, St. Magdalen, New Marion, April 10. Husband of Mary Jane Geyman. Father of Debbie Friedersdorff, Sherri Furnish and Janet Geyman. Brother of Alois Geyman. Grandfather of five.

HALLY, Clarence E., 84, St. Maurice, St. Maurice, April 29. Husband of Elizabeth Hally. Father of Pamela Jackson, Samuel and Timothy Hally. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of three.

HAZA, Naomi Rose, 85, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, April 26. Mother of Karen Colliver, Kathleen Whipker, Kelly, Kim, Colin, Craig, Keith and Kevin Haza. Grandmother of 23. Great-grandmother of 11.

HOLZKNECHT, Wanda L., 82, Sacred Heart, Jeffersonville, April 15. Mother of Janet Salyers and James Holzknecht. Sister of Carole Mudgett and Robert Larue. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 11.

KAZMIERZAK, Henry, 82, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, May 5. Husband of Beatrice Kazmierzak. Father of Cynthia Barnes, Penny Grimes, Susan Nix, Debora Zimmermann, Allen, Larry, Lt. Col. Michael, Robert and Roy Kazmierzak. Brother of Helen Gelbudas. Grandfather of 22. Great-grandfather of five.

MAPPES, Thomas E., 82, St. Roch, Indianapolis, April 22. Father of Kathleen Rozens, Elaine Shaw, Jennifer Thacker, Daniel, Steven and Thomas Mappes. Brother of Catherine Bickers, Dolores Hussong and Caroline Underwood. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of eight.

PARK, Andrew J., 98, Holy Family, New Albany, May 4. Husband of Elizabeth (Volpert) Park. Father of Mary Jo Arterburn and Richard Park. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of three.

RECEVEUR, Leona T. (Lewis), 109, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, May 3. Mother of Suzanne Harmon, Mary Lou Pate, Dr. Paul and Dr. Robert Receveur. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 16. Great-great-grandmother of three.

SMART, Thomas F., 60, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, April 29. Husband of Linda (Wolfschlag) Smart. Father of Jennifer Lenglade and Megan Pendlum. Son of Bonnie Smart. Brother of Alice Allred. Grandfather of three.

SNIDER, Gary J., 73, St. Agnes, Nashville, April 20. Husband of Jane Snider. Father of Jackie Wagler, Vickie Trommater and Greg Snider. Brother of Marilyn Noll. Grandfather of four.

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.

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.

WAGNER, Leona C., 92, St. John the Baptist, Osgood, April 11. Mother of Carol Franklin, Gene, Jim, Joe and Roger Wagner.

WISE, Terry Ann, 64, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, May 3. Wife of Arthur Wise. Mother of Shelley O’Hara, Ben and Mike Wise. Sister of Pam McDermott and Michael Vos. Grandmother of eight. †

Dorothy Colgan of St. Meinrad was mother of priest and poet

St. Meinrad parishioner Dorothy Marie (Gstettenbauer) Colgan of St. Meinrad, the mother of Benedictine Father Tobias Colgan of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and a longtime poetry contributor for The Criterion, died on April 15 at the Brookside Village Senior Living Community in Jasper, Ind. She was 93.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on April 15 at St. Meinrad Church in St. Meinrad. Burial followed at the parish cemetery.

She was born on Sept. 5, 1916, in Rock Island, Ill., and married Thaddeus Colgan on May 25, 1937. He died in 2001.

Colgan’s first book of poetry, The Number Touched Untold, was published by St. Walburga Press in 2009.

Most of the poems in her book were first published in The Criterion’s “My Journey to God” column, earning her the unofficial title of “poet laureate of the archdiocese.”

She was a member of the Oblates of St. Benedict, and was an extraordinary minister of holy Communion for the homebound in St. Meinrad.

Surviving are seven children, Kathryn Boyd of Charlotte, N.C.; Dorothy Knoll of Kansas City, Mo.; Mary McNamara of Tampa, Fla.; Ann Zucker of Greeley, Colo.; Philip Colgan of Sandwich, Ill.; Quentin Colgan of Columbus, Ohio; and Benedictine Father Tobias Colgan; three siblings, Mildred Coulter, Barbara Zerull and Joseph Gstettenbauer; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad, IN 47577. †

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