November 11, 2011

Obituaries

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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CATT, Mary Jo (Lawson), 51, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Oct. 31. Wife of Larry Catt. Daughter of Mary Catherine Lawson. Stepmother of Larry Jr. and Shayne Catt. Sister of Cathy Schmidt, Dan, Joe and John Lawson. Step-grandmother of four.

DAUBY, Edward Eugene, 93, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Oct. 29. Father of Mary Margaret Ball, Mary Catherine Thompson, Dorothy Wycoff, Benedictine Sister Agnes Marie Dauby, Benedictine Sister Rosemary Dauby, John, Leo and Paul Dauby. Brother of Ethel Peters. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of 10.

ECKSTEIN, Edna (Lipps), 87, St. Nicholas, Sunman, Aug. 16. Mother of Kathleen Bender, Rita Jacobs, Charles, Frank, Fred, Henry, Jeff, Kenneth, Len and Thomas Eckstein. Sister of Betty Eisen, Henrietta Grosjean, Mary Heister, Frieda Knolle, Agnes Ludwig, Charles and Ed Lipps. Grandmother of 24. Great-grandmother of 23. Great-great-grandmother of two.

ERLENBAUGH, Mary Alice (Cox), 78, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Oct. 29. Mother of Cynthia Akens, Sharon Corman, Jan Gaddis, Beverly Short, Carl, Kenneth and Thomas Erlenbaugh. Grandmother of eight.

FORSTING, Dennis E., 68, St. Louis, Batesville, Oct. 30. Husband of Mariya Forsting. Stepfather of Andrej and Iryna Teslya.

GORE, Ruth, 84, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Oct. 17. Mother of Mary Jane Golan, Donna Olsen, Ruth Yacko, James Jr. and Robert Gore. Sister of Harold Lehnhard. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of six.

HUFFINE, Eleanor Carr (Dinnin), 77, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Oct. 23. Wife of Richard Huffine Sr. Mother of Laurie and Sally Breen, Amy Lezon, Brian, Joe, Matt, Nick, Rich Jr. and Steve Huffine. Sister of Mary Ann Forsee, Providence Sister Susan Dinnin, Bill and Michael Dinnin. Grandmother of 19.

KUHN, Andrew Dale, 36, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, July 16. Son of Stephan Kuhn and Sandra Kuhn. Brother of Michele Dicen, Kathleen Dolengo and Julia Weintraut. (correction)

LANDWERLEN, Robert L., 85, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Oct. 26. Father of Debbie, Chris and James Landwerlen. Brother of Richard and Father Paul Landwerlen. Grandfather of seven.

McLEOD, Regina T., 81, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Oct. 28. Mother of Karen Ellis and Lisa Martin. Grandmother of three.

SAUER, David M., 67, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Oct. 27. Father of Gina Campbell, Dede Hutmacher and David Sauer. Brother of Marianne Klobuchar. Grandfather of 10.

SHAVER, Robert M., 88, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Oct. 25. Husband of Pauline Shaver. Father of Marie Holloway, Barbara, Charles, Mark and Kurt Shaver. Brother of Charles Shaver. Grandfather of five.

SOLIVEN, Lewellyn D., 66, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, Oct. 14. Husband of Teresita Soliven. Brother of Jean Gonzales, Leopoldo Jr. and Levy Soliven.

SOLTIS, Margaret, 88, St. Joseph, Universal, Sept. 8. Aunt of several.

WALKE, Alexander John, infant, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Sept. 28. Son of David and Diane Walke. Grandson of John Walke. (correction)

WEVER, Genevieve A., 67, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Oct. 27. Mother of Jennifer Cepeda and Joey Wever. Sister of Mary Janz, Geraldine Rose and Gwendolyn Warner. Grandmother of three.

ZEISER, John, 74, St. Nicholas, Sunman, Aug. 21. Brother of Joan Pessler, Ruth Reif, Kathleen Reynolds and Virginia Stewart. Uncle of several.


Providence Sister Charlotte Bruck ministered in Catholic education and guidance

Providence Sister Charlotte Marie Bruck died on Oct. 28 at Mother Theodore Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 94.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Nov. 3 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

The former Murial Eileen Bruck was born on Sept. 30, 1917, in Peru, Ind.

She entered the congregation of the Sisters of Providence on July 22, 1937. She professed her first vows on Jan. 23, 1940, and her final vows on Jan. 23, 1946.

Sister Charlotte earned a bachelor’s degree in English at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree in guidance at Marquette University in Milwaukee.

During 74 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered in elementary education for 27 years at Catholic schools in Indiana and Illinois.

In the archdiocese, Sister Charlotte taught at St. Joan of Arc School in Indianapolis from 1956-58.

She also served in the Office of Catholic Education in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend and the Diocese of Orlando, Fla.

Sister Charlotte also wrote a group guidance program for fourth- through eighth-grade students titled Discovery through Guidance.

In 1986, Sister Charlotte retired to the motherhouse, where she created calligraphy.

In 2002, she dedicated herself to the ministry of prayer with the senior sisters.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, 1 Sisters of Providence Road, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876. †

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