May 10, 2013


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BELL, Donald K., 72, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, April 23. Husband of Rose Mary Bell. Father of Elizabeth Linville, Christopher and Gregory Bell. Brother of Deborah Becher. Grandfather of five.

BIELEFELD, Rosemary, 68, St. Mary, New Albany, April 27. Wife of Joseph Bielefeld. Mother of Amy Hardin, Gregory, Eric and Mark Bielefeld. Sister of Carol Kamer and Helen tucker. Grandmother of seven.

CARTER, Millicent (Laun), 80, Holy Family, New Albany, April 21. Mother of Leslie Hartman, Susan Schmidt, Linda Williams-Campbell, Daniel Carter and James Harris. Sister of Jonathan Laun. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of one.

CASPERSEN, Charlie Anthony, 18, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, April 16. Son of Kevin Caspersen and Stacy Hennessy. Brother of Kathleen and Niels Caspersen. Grandson of Donia Caspersen, James and Barbara Hennessy.

COUNTRYMAN, Betty Ann, 92, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, April 17. Mother of Elizabeth Allen, Marianne Zagorski, Sandra, Christopher, Frank Jr. and Stuart Countryman. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 23.

GLOTZBACH, Thomas J., 59, St. Mary, Lanesville, April 24. Brother of Mary Voelker, Terri, Tim and Tony Glotzbach.

JELAVICH, Charles, 90, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, April 23. Father of Mark and Peter Jelavich. Grandfather of two.

KOEBEL, Arthur E., 78, St. Jude, Indianapolis, April 27. Husband of Esther Koebel. Father of Patricia Kirkman, Jean Sanders, Arthur Jr. and John Koebel. Brother of Rosie McMahan. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of six.

LAWLER, Ralph, 90, St. Mary, Richmond, April 19. Husband of Maxine Lawler. Father of Linda Johnson, Bonnie Oler and Joyce Wilson. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of 13.

MAUER, Leonard J., 100, St. Mary, Greensburg, April 25. Father of Ruth Cook, Angela Kelly, Mary Jo Nieman, Judy, Nita, Larry, Mark, Michael, Roger and Timothy Mauer. Brother of Edwin and Louis Mauer. Grandfather of 21. Great-grandmother of six.

McLAUGHLIN, Elizabeth Celeste, 98, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, April 25. Mother of Mary Beth Hedrick, E.G., Michael and Thomas McLaughlin. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of two.

MEYER, Janet M., 66, Christ the King, Indianapolis, April 20. Wife of Creighton Meyer. Mother of Cynthia, Heidi, Julia, Melanie, Gregory, Jeffrey, Jonathan, Nicholas and Paul Meyer. Sister of Julie and Greg Meyer. Grandmother of 14.

MILLER, Monnie, 75, Holy Family, New Albany, April 20. Wife of Ronald Miller. Mother of Shara Augsburger, Julie Killermann, Leslie Lowe, Ronda Stumler, Dawn Wilson and Chris Miller. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of three.

MOSBY, Mary Helen, 85, St. Pius V, Troy, April 18. Wife of Chester Mosby. Mother of Terri Brockman, Karen, Robert and Thomas Mosby. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 10.

PETERS, Agnes K., 89, St. Michael, Brookville, April 28. Mother of Eleanor, Mary, Andy, Joe and John Peters. Sister of Marge Krajewski Eleanor, Joseph, Robert and Victor Kotso.

RODAL, Clara, 86, St. Andrew, Richmond, April 27. Wife of Richard Rodal. Mother of Christopher, Denis, Mike and Stanley Rodal. Sister of Howard Elstro. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of seven.

SEIPEL, Teresa Marie, St. Mary, Lanesville, April 27. Wife of Robert Ehrhardt. Daughter of Dr. Stanley and Joan Seipel. Sister of Ann Hudgins, Helen Lhotka, Martha Wingate, Jane, Mary, Benedictine Brother Brendan Seipel and Dr. Joseph Seipel.

STOLLE, Mary, 99, St. Andrew, Richmond, April 20. Mother of Catherine Fullerton and Patricia Wright. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 18.

STRAHL, Joseph A., 91, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, April 26. Husband of Celeste (Hanka) Strahl. Father of Celeste, Dolores, Mary, Joe and Robert Strahl. Grandfather of eight.

SULLIVAN, Mary Jane, 83, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, April 24. Wife of Virgil Sullivan. Mother of Sandra Chastain, Rebecca and Michael Sullivan. Sister of Patricia Dwenger Mulvaney, Ralph and Russell Dwenger. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of nine.

VESPER, Nicholas Joseph, 73, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, March 29. Husband of Jeannine Vesper. Father of Chris, David and Tim Vesper. Grandfather of five. †

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