May 28, 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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BABB, Anthony, 50, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Terre Haute, May 8. Husband of Nuggie Babb. Father of Amanda Babb, Katrina Davis and Stephanie Sneddon. Brother of Terri and Greg Babb. Grandfather of two.

CARNOWSKI, Thomas S., 63, Annunciation, Brazil, May 10. Brother of Linda Dunn, Eleanor Gagnon and Henrietta Nordyke. Uncle of several.

CARSON, David Patrick, 40, St. Roch, Indianapolis, May 14. Father of Christina and Johnathon Carson. Son of Patrick Carson and Barbara May. Stepson of Robert May. Brother of Julie Carson. Stepbrother of Bobbie Lyons, Jennifer, Maria, Andy and Billy May.

CHURCHILL, Margaret, 64, Annunciation, Brazil, May 13. Wife of Michael Churchill. Mother of Elizabeth and Michael Churchill Jr. Sister of Mary Bryan, Dolores Welch, Louis Smith, Joseph Smith and Marion Withers Jr. Grandmother of one.

CRAIG, Mary Ann, 80, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, April 30. Wife of Eugene Craig. Sister of Thelma Osborn.

DEARING, Julia A. (Ellenbrand), 81, St. Mary, New Albany, May 14. Mother of Cynthia, Don, Lawrence, Michael and William Dearing. Sister of Eva Hodges, Thecla Sinkhorn and Norman Ellenbrand. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of 19.

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

EDWARDS, Evelyn J., 83, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, May 14. Mother of Christine Edwards and Carla Seibert. Sister of Margaret Unversagt.

FORINDA, Elisabeth, 79, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, May 13. Mother of Caroline and Diane Pittman. Sister of Ar’pod Forinda. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of two.

GILLENWATER, Patricia, 72, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, May 6. Mother of Debra Dickey, Cindy York, Laura, Edwin and R.D. Gillenwater. Sister of Dennis and John Goodwin. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 25.

GLASSMEYER, Patricia, 87, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, May 11. Mother of Celeste Kleinhelter, Laura, Therese and Robert Glassmeyer III. Grandmother of two.

HETRICK, Bryan D., 48, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, May 7. Husband of Lori Hetrick. Father of Cole, Emma and Nate Hetrick. Son of Dave and Bonnie Hetrick. Brother of Josette, Bruce and Karl Hetrick.

HILLENBRAND, Daniel A., 86, St. Louis, Batesville, May 17. Husband of Mary (Homan) Hillenbrand. Father of Diane Hillenbrand, Janet Sherman, C. Lynne Vollmer. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of five.

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

KUCHLER, Kathleen, 59, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, May 2. Sister of Michele Johnson, Mary Francis Linville, Cyril Jr., David, Michael and Stephen Kuchler.

KUHN, Kathryn B., 94, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, May 14. Mother of Larry, Norman and Stephan Kuhn. Sister of Agnes Fout. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 17.

LATHROP, Kimberly Mourene, 52, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, May 15. Wife of Kevin Lathrop. Mother of Alle and Peter Lathrop. Daughter of Allene and Ralph Campbell. Grandmother of three.

LAWRENCE, Sharon Kay, 68, Christ the King, Indianapolis, May 12. Mother of Benjamin, Charles, Michael and Russell Lawrence Jr. Sister of Suzie Tobin. Grandmother of two.

LEVELL, Karen Sue, 62, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, May 7. Wife of Thomas Levell. Mother of Lisa Burkman, Donna Lynch, Diane Schmelzle and Greg Levell. Sister of Nancy Neal. Grandmother of 16.

MERRILL, Katherine (Burke), 93, St. Anne, New Castle, May 9. Mother of Ellen Rogan and Michael Merrill. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of three.

NELSON, Marjorie J., 82, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, April 24.

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

RECKELHOFF, Robert, 75, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, April 30. Father of Jamie, Karen, Pam and Steve Reckelhoff. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of three.

RENNIER, Herbert A., 89, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, May 5. Husband of Zelda Rennier. Father of Jan Shelley and Bob Rennier. Brother of Cleora Miller, Hilda Dallmier and Carl Rennier. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of four.

RIEHLE, Lawrence E., 78, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, May 8. Husband of Mary Riehle. Father of Ann Grabner, Joe and Paul Riehle. Grandfather of nine.

RUSIN, Brad, 35, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Terre Haute, May 2. Husband of Heather Rusin. Father of Alexis, Paige, Taylor and Seth Rusin. Son of Robert and Susan Rusin. Brother of Jennifer Cole.

Marie Fink formerly edited the Archdiocesan Directory, Yearbook

St. Luke the Evangelist parishioner Marie Fink of Indianapolis, the wife of Criterion editor emeritus John F. Fink, died on May 17 at the Marquette Manor Health Center in Indianapolis. She was 76.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on May 22 at St. Luke the Evangelist Church in Indianapolis. Inurnment followed at the mausoleum at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery in Indianapolis.

Marie Therese Waldron was born on Feb. 22, 1934, in Philadelphia.

She attended John W. Hallahan Catholic School for Girls in Philadelphia and Rosemont College.

She married John Fink on May 31, 1955, the day after her college graduation.

In January of 1956, they moved to Huntington, Ind., where he was employed by Our Sunday Visitor, a Catholic publishing company.

Their seven children were born in Huntington.

They moved to Indianapolis in 1984 when he was appointed the editor of The Criterion.

She was the manager of the Archdiocesan Directory and Yearbook for a number of years, preparing the editorial content and selling advertising.

She also planned and helped lead pilgrimages throughout the world that were sponsored by Our Sunday Visitor in Huntington and The Criterion.

At St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, she was an extraordinary minister of holy Communion, member of the Good Samaritan organization and past member of the St. Luke School Commission.

She also was a member of the St. Augustine Guild, Guardian Angel Guild and several other organizations, and was a volunteer at the St. Vincent Hospice.

Surviving with her husband, John Fink, are seven children, Regina Fink of Santa Monica, Calif.; Dr. Barbara Fink of Columbus, Ohio; Therese Meyerhoff of St. Louis; Lt. Col. Robert Fink of Brentwood, Tenn.; Stephen Fink of Fort Wayne; David Fink of Indianapolis; and John Fink of San Diego; as well as a brother, Edward Waldron of Long Island, N.Y.; and 11 grandchildren.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Augustine Home for the Aged, 2345 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46260. †

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