May 3, 2013


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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BETZLER, Norbert Ernest, 84, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, April 19. Father of Denny, Jeff, and Randy Betzler. Brother of Barbara Adrian and Norman Betzler. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of eight.

CAVINS, Anna Louise, 85, St. Joseph, Corydon, April 13. Sister of Lori Hanks. Grandmother of two.

COULTER, Clifford Dean, 87, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, April 8. Father of Michael and Victor Coulter. Grandfather of five. Step-grandfather of five. Great- grandfather of four. Step-great-grandfather of two.

DeWITT, Norma, 86, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, April 15. Mother of Ruth Musgrave, Joyce and Douglas DeWitt. Sister of Irene Lupinetti, Dorothy McLaughlin and Virginia Morelli. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of five.

FAIST, Wayne A., 75, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, April 20. Husband of Adrienne (Schneider) Faist. Father of Jeanne Collins, Michele Wilcox, Martine and Paul Faist. Brother of Nancy Marten. Grandfather of six. Great-grand father of two.

FARGO, Harry Francis, 90, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 15. Husband of Mary Kathleen Fargo. Father of Jean Castek, Elizabeth Kehlenbrink, Margaret Olsen, Teresa and Edward Fargo. Brother of Dorothy Lennertz. Grandfather of nine.

GOOTEE, Joan, 87, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, April 22. Mother of Jennifer Bogess, Pamela Noblet, Janice Ramsey, Denise Smoot and Lori Young. Sister of Marlene Koers. Grandmother of 22. Great-grandmother of 24.

HARIG, Jane Elizabeth (Marshall), 75, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, April 16. Wife of Robert Harig. Mother of Linda Dault, Suzan Hayden, Connie Shane, Mary, Bob and Michael Harig. Grandmother of 13.

HARMEYER, Herbert H., 85, St. Michael, Brookville, April 20. Stepfather of four. Brother of Clarence Harmeyer.

HEEKE, Robert Joseph, 78, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, April 13. Husband of Sara Heeke. Father of Sandy Begle, Patty Mehling, Jackie Merkley, Paula Roeder, Duane Ubelhor and David Heeke. Son of Anna Heeke. Brother of Alberta Hanners, Rita LaGrange, Rosemary LaGrange, Shirley Sullivan, Danny, Francis, Jim and Pat Heeke. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of nine.

JOHNSON, Thelma (Bowe), 85, St. Joseph, Clark County, April 19. Sister of Valeria Schidler.

JUERLING, Lucille, 95, St. Andrew, Richmond, April 15. Mother of Lu Dilley, Theresa Paulette, Margaret Ross, Kathleen Senese and Larry Juerling. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of several.

MOORMAN, Evelyn G., 87, St. Louis, Batesville, April 21. Mother of Cindy Heidt, Steffanie, David and Jeffrey Moorman. Sister of Harriet Wilson. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of four.

OSLOS, Mary Ann (Luzor), 91, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, March 24. Mother of Karen Koon, Gary, Richard and Stephen Oslos. Sister of Rose Duh and Joe Luzar. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 14.

SPARROW, Sharon Ann, 67, St. Gabriel, Indianapolis, April 16. Wife of Dennis Sparrow. Mother of Jennifer Westerhouse, David and Wesley Sparrow. Sister of Phyllis Ehrhardt, Cynthia Smith, Roger, Russell and Thomas Terstriep.

WILLIAMS, John, 61, St. Gabriel, Indianapolis, April 17. Husband of Barbara Williams. Father of Chris Auer, Sarah Nicholson, Michelle Seibert, Howard and Joe Williams. Brother of Russ Williams. Grandfather of 19. Great-grandfather of two.

WOLFE, Lois J., 89, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, April 23. Mother of Flora Jacobi, Betty and Charles Wolfe. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of seven. †

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