September 30, 2011


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ALHAND, James R., 77, former member of St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Sept. 8. Husband of Ann Alhand. Father of Mary Lynn Flanigan, Liz and Dennis Alhand. Brother of Mary Rose Redlich. Grandfather of seven.

BERKEMEIER, Donald, 83, St. Mary, Rushville, Sept. 17. Husband of Mabel (Palmer) Berkemeier. Father of Susan Jones, Joan Martz, David, Douglas, Gary and Greg Berkemeier. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 10.

BUSHMAN, Marie E., 92, Mary, Queen of Peace, Danville, Sept. 17. Mother of Mary Kite and Ann Wright. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of six.

CARMODY, John H., 88, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Sept. 15. Father of Carol Harrell, Molly Purcell, Jeannie, Dan, John III and Phil Carmody.

DIEKHOFF, Francis Joseph, 81, St. Denis, Jennings County, April 28. Husband of Ruth Diekhoff. Father of Margie Georgi, Charles, Joseph and Kenneth Diekhoff. Brother of Esther Hill, Helen Kramer, Rose Ann Schwering, Alfred, Arthur, Bernard and Maurice Diekhoff. Grandfather of eight.

ECKRICH, Matthew John, Jr., 84, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Sept. 19. Husband of Mary Helen Eckrich. Father of Betsy Glowinski, Denise Stone, Christina Tebbe, Cathy Walter, Kevin Klaiber, Teresa, Mark, Matthew III and Tom Eckrich. Brother of Franciscan Sister Helen Eckrich and Tom Eckrich. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of eight.

GRUNDY, Katherine L. (Moore), 88, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, Sept. 4. Wife of Oscar Grundy. Mother of Angela Sallee and Troy Grundy. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of five.

HANAGAN, Joseph Julian, 75, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Aug. 30. Husband of Judy (Aydt) Hanagan. Father of Deborah Mueller, Audrey, David, Ronald and Steven Hanagan. Stepfather of Tracy Corbett, Audrey Staats and Daniel Hart. Brother of Judy Belva, Mary Lassen, Ann Smith, Shirley, John and Vincent Hanagan. Grandfather of three.

HENDERSON, Donald B., 75, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Sept. 15. Husband of Mary Catherine Henderson. Father of Mary Jo Berry, Lisa Lawson, Benjamin, Donald and Gregory Henderson. Brother of Patricia Hobbick, Mary Kathleen Nicholas, Paul Barrett Jr. and Raymond Henderson. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of 11.

JONES, Preston, 80, St. Paul, Tell City, Sept. 15. Husband of Leona Jones. Father of Darla Brewster, Diana Knight and Debbie Jones. Brother of Dorothy Vaught. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of six. Great-great-grandfather of two.

JUGG, Aileen Laverne (Scoggan), 84, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, Sept. 18. Wife of Arthur Jugg. Mother of Sheila Terhune, David, Douglas and Stephen Jugg. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of several. Great-great-grandmother of two.

KLEIN, Donald E., 77, St. Joseph, Sellersburg, Sept. 14. Husband of Rosella (Andres) Klein. Father of Diane Bush, Debbie Canada, David and Donald Klein. Brother of Virgil Klein. Grandfather of five. Step-grandfather of two.

LUX, Helen E., 92, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, Sept. 17. Mother of Jannette Alexander, Beth Ann Garrett, Linda Stewart, Frank, Greg, Jerry, Mark, Max, Nick, Ralph and Thomas Lux. Sister of Marguerite Roller. Grandmother of 41. Great-grandmother of 67.

McGOVERN-INLOW, Ruth, 90, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Sept. 12. Mother of Maureen Botts, Kathleen Cornelius, Brian, Kevin, Mark and Matthew McGovern. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of four.

REUTER, Dolores M. (Zobel), 81, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Sept. 17. Wife of Francis Reuter. Mother of Judy Bussell, Donna Graham, Linda Rowland, Joyce Taylor and Francis Reuter Jr. Sister of Kathryn Carpenter, Edward and Thomas Zobel. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of one.

RODEWIG, William, Sr., 84, St. Mary, New Albany, Sept. 10. Father of Donna Thompson, Lucinda Vincent, Michael and William Rodewig Jr. Brother of Freda Cambell, Katherine Kemp, Richard and Robert Rodewig. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 10.

ROELL, Catherine (Beyer), 90, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, Sept. 14. Mother of Linda Hodson, Donna Yarling, David and Joe Roell. Sister of Gertrude Ariens, Rita Teal, Bernard and Bill Beyer. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 17.

ROSENBERGER, Richard C., 75, St. Michael, Brookville, Aug. 22. Father of Darcelle Bullock, Sharon Green and Connie Mergenthal. Brother of Carol Ferkinhoff, Linda Gillispie, Bernie, Bill, Kenny and Larry Rosenberger. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of four.

ROSENFELD, Emma, 102, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, Sept. 10. Aunt of several.

SCHRODER, Mary C. (Zimmerman), 91, St. Joseph, Sellersburg, Sept. 14. Mother of Angela Hayes, Bernard, James and Mark Schroder. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 25.

TOSCHLOG, Carol (Honious), 69, Holy Family, Richmond, Sept. 16. Mother of Mary Catey, Mike and Tim Toschlog. Sister of Michael Honious. Grandmother of seven.

TYRA, Elizabeth, 86, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Sept. 5. Mother of Jerry and Kevin Tyra. Sister of Darlene Wieszczecinski.

WILSON, Mary F. (Fitch), 97, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Sept. 16. Mother of Jim Wilson. Sister of Harold Fitch. Grandmother of several. Great-grandmother of several. Great-great-grandmother of several.

WIWI, Elsie Anna, 91, St. Michael, Brookville, Aug. 24. Mother of Carol Hornberger, Luella and Rose Lanning, Leona Oyler and Helen Wiwi. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of seven. †

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