September 3, 2010


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AEMMER, Margaret, 85, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, Aug. 20. Mother of Janet Davis, Sharon Peay, Sandy Whalen and Fred Aemmer Jr. Sister of Mary Jean Loftus, Alvin, Jerry, Kent, Ray and Rob Shirley. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of eight.

ELLIOTT, Richard, 59, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Aug. 10. Father of Kevin and Peter Elliott. Son of Barbara Elliott. Brother of Rae Ann, Renee, Rochelle, Roma, Rhonda, Randall, Raymond, Robert II and Ronald Elliott.

EMMONS, Laura A. (Kiebach), 54, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Aug. 9. Mother of Kasey Kiebach, Chelsea and Kristen Chapman. Daughter of Tom and Rita Kiebach. Sister of Donna Phelps, Susan Short, Jack and Michael Kiebach. Grandmother of two.

FANNING, Robert E., 82, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Aug. 11. Husband of Zelda Fanning. Father of Susan Plott and James Fanning. Brother of Margaret Alderson and Mary Bursley. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of three.

GARDNER, Eugenia Katherine (Latendresse), 91, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Aug. 24. Mother of Charles and Gene Gardner. Sister of Noella Bosler, Billie Sibbing, Janet Voss and Connie Williams. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 11.

GATEWOOD, Patricia, 81, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Aug. 21. Wife of Charles Gatewood. Mother of Sandra Nelson, Garry and Richard Gatewood. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of three.

GAULT, Joseph Harris, 89, St. Paul Hermitage, Beech Grove, Aug. 16. Husband of Rose Mary (Toner) Gault. Father of Mary Ruth Hess-Gault, Mary Anne Von Spreckelsen, Greg, Joseph and Steve Gault. Grandfather of eight.

JASHEWAY, Fred, 73, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Aug. 17. Husband of Joyce (Loges) Jasheway. Father of Duane, Paul and Phil Jasheway.

KRUER, Kayse Marie, 8, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, Aug. 21. Daughter of Anthony and Tammy Kruer Jr. Sister of Carlye, Payton and Nick Kruer. Granddaughter of Anthony and Bonnie Kruer Sr. and Joe and Mary Lou Trindeitmar.

MASTERSON, William Grover, 86, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Aug. 20. Husband of Josephine (Kosmerl) Masterson. Father of Mary Alice Cataldo and Jean Masterson. Grandfather of three.

NEUHAUSEL, Sharon, 66, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Aug. 14. Mother of Tony Clark and Harold Neuhausel. Sister of Gerald and Harold Baldwin. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of three.

PHILLABAUM, Louise A., 95, Annunciation, Brazil, Aug. 11. Aunt of one. Great-aunt of several.

QUEISSER, Shaun L., 38, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Aug. 20. Son of Leo and Kathleen (Brown) Queisser. Brother of Schnette Queisser.

REHS, Joan Sue, 81, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Aug. 17. Wife of Ferdinand Peter Rehs. Mother of Clara Faley and Peter Rehs. Grandmother of four.

RILEY, Robert Wyatt, 11, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Aug. 19. Son of Robert and Jennifer (Atkinson) Riley. Brother of Erin and Jackson Riley. Grandson of Arthur and Nancy Atkinson and Ronald and Jill Riley.

SCHMELZ, Leo E., 83, St. Joseph, Corydon, Aug. 10. Husband of Ruby (Brown) Schmelz. Father of Cindy Brunner, Monica Davis, Pamela, Anthony, Dale, Dennis, Gregory and Terry Schmelz. Brother of Benedictine Father Damian Schmelz, Ed and Frank Schmelz. Grandfather of 20.

SNYDER, Cleova, 89, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Aug. 20. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of two.

STALLINGS, Emmanuel Lamar, 76, St. Paul, Tell City, Aug. 17. Husband of Donna Stallings. Father of Cheryl Bennett, Cindy Hutele-Roberts, Linda Simpson, Trena Standard and Kevin Stallings. Brother of Martha Adkins, Mary Bayes and Imogene Underhill. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of 19.

SUMMITT, Donald C., 73, St. Patrick, Indianapolis, Aug. 9. Father of Tina Miller, Judy Nordhoff and Don Summitt. Son of Mary (Roberts) Settecasi. Brother of Mike Settecasi. Grandfather of seven.

THOMAS, Walter R., Jr., 89, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Aug. 12. Father of Susan Sekeres, David, Douglas and Steven Thomas. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of one.

TIRINNANZI, Regina Z., 49, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Aug. 13. Wife of Peter Joseph Tirinnanzi II. Mother of Jacqueline, Julia and Jill Tirinnanzi. Sister of Alexandra Dominik, Denise Neal, Barbara and Ken Zimny.

VARDIMAN, Supora H., 97, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, Aug. 11. Mother of Phyllis Moore. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of six.

YOUNGMAN, Esther, 92, St. Maurice, Napoleon, Aug. 4. Aunt of several.

Benedictine Brother Charles DeSutter was a monk of Saint Meinrad

Benedictine Brother Charles DeSutter, a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, died on Aug. 29 at the monastery infirmary. He was 80.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Sept. 1 at the Archabbey Church of Our Lady of Einsiedeln. Burial followed at the Archabbey Cemetery.

Brother Charles was a jubilarian of profession, and a participant in the Rush Religious Study on Aging and Alzheimer’s disease.

Harold Charles DeSutter was born on June 24, 1930, in Ghent, Minn.

After graduating from Minnesota Public High School, he served in the Army for several years.

He was invested as a Benedictine novice at Saint Meinrad on Feb. 9, 1954. He professed his simple vows on Feb. 10, 1955, and his simple perpetual vows in 1959.

His first assignments at Saint Meinrad included growing and preparing food for the monastery.

In 1959, Brother Charles was sent to help at the new Saint Charles Priory, which is now Prince of Peace Abbey, Saint Meinrad’s daughter house in Oceanside, Calif.

When he returned to Saint Meinrad two years later, he tended a vegetable garden and served as a cook at the abbey’s Guest House kitchen.

Brother Charles also served as the manager of the abbey paint crew, a clerical worker at the Saint Meinrad Guest House, an assistant in the library and infirmary, and as a sacristan.

For 10 years, he managed The Scholar Shop, the seminary bookstore. He also spent 15 years as a gardener and caretaker of various grounds around the monastery.

In recent years, Brother Charles made religious icons.

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

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