November 15, 2013

Obituaries

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BAKER, Doris M., 83, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Oct. 27. Mother of Paula Bierstedt, Susie Conlin, Mary Ragon, Frederick, James and Paul Baker Jr. Sister of Maurice Miller. Grandmother of 25. Great-grandmother of 47. Great-great-grandmother of two.

BEHLER, William A., 88, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Oct. 25. Father of Diane Hudgens, Donna Keogh, Barbara Shofner, Jim and Paul Behler. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of 10.

BORGERT, John E., 71, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Oct. 25. Husband of Mary Evelyn Borgert. Father of Beth Ann Tyner, Craig, Eric, Jeffrey, John and Mark Borgert. Brother of Charles Borgert. Grandfather of 12.

BUNYARD, Mary S., 101, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Oct. 30. Aunt of several.

COFFMAN, Dr. John E., Jr., 85, St. Mary, New Albany, Oct. 31. Brother of Paul Coffman.

CORD, Edward, 88, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Nov. 2. Father of Dee Ann Stader and Robert Cord. Brother of Mary Alice Andrews and Omer Cord. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of 14.

DALY, Michael A., Jr., 88, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Oct. 29. Father of Teresa Green and Daniel Daly. Brother of Charlotte Blankenship, Margie Gent and Mary Lambert. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of four.

ERHART, Alphonse, 81, St. Peter, Franklin County, Nov. 1. Husband of Rita (Schoettelkotte) Erhart. Father of Steve Erhart. Brother of Dot Rennekamp. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of one.

FARRELL, William C., 84, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Oct. 23. Husband of Patricia (Schoettle) Farrell. Father of Patt, Bill, Joe, John, Mike, Stephen and Tom Farrell. Grandfather of 23. Great-grandfather of seven.

FOGLE, Gary C., 78, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Oct. 30. Father of Kathryn Voelkel, G. Paul and Peter Fogle Grandfather of four.

GULLETT, Wayne, 70, St. Mary, New Albany, Oct. 27. Father of Donnie, Wayne Jr. and William Gullett. Brother of Sharon Gullett. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of two.

HAGERTY, Agnes C., 93, St. Mary, Greensburg, Oct. 26. Mother of Alice Back, Teresa Diedrich, Dorothy Scudder, Nancy Schroeder, Bernie, Dale, Dennis, Jim, John and Larry Hagerty. Sister of Viola McMillan. Grandmother of 36. Great-grandmother of 44.

HEISSERER, Robert K., 37, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Oct. 28. Husband of Sandy Hartman-Heisserer. Son of Karl and Barb Heisserer. Brother of Eric, James, Joseph and Michael Heisserer. Grandson of Clyde and Rosa Curtis and Ralph and Mary Lou Heisserer.

HOLLANDERS, Gertrudia, 93, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, Nov. 2. Mother of Frans and Theo Hollanders. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 11. Great-great-grandmother of one.

KEEFE, John K., 49, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Oct. 24. Father of Ellen and Joseph Keefe. Son of JoAnn Keefe. Brother of Susan Kenney, Jennifer Keefe, Andrew and Richard Keefe.

KEMP, Carrie Genevieve, 79, St. Monica, Indianapolis, Sept. 13. Wife of David Kemp Jr. Mother of David Kemp III. Sister of Bernie Easton, Rosetta Graham, Archie Mae Greene, Doris Peck, Nellie Simpson, Missionary Sister of Our Lady of Africa Demetria Smith, Joseph Smith and Holy Cross Brother Roy Smith.

LUNDSTROM, Charles Vincent, 82, St. Patrick, Terre Haute, Aug. 15. Brother of Cecilia Lundstrom. (correction)

LYNCH, James Vincent, 84, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Oct. 29. Husband of Sharon Lynch. Father of Nancy Blum, Mary Sommer and Terry Lynch. Grandfather of six.

McKEE, James M., 58, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Oct. 29. Father of Meghan Price and Mike McKee. Brother of Patti Depko, Joy McKee-Brown and Mike McKee. Grandfather of three.

McLAUGHLIN, Ann Marie, 84, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Nov. 11. Mother of Charles and Jeffrey McLaughlin. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 10.

MYERS, Marguerite L., 89, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Oct. 29. Mother of Patricia Scanlon Diaz. Sister of Eileen McMahon. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of four.

RANDLE, Patricia (Kelley), 82, St. Louis, Batesville, Oct. 30. Sister of Robert and William Kelley.

SCHERSCHEL, Blanche, 90, St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, Oct. 28. Mother of Martha Becher, Jeanette Carr, Anthony, Daniel, Leo and Samuel Scherschel. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 19. Step-great-grandmother of seven. Great-great-grandmother of two.

SCHRADER, Thomas William, Sr., 64, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, Oct. 24. Husband of Phyllis Schrader. Father of Lisa Nichols, Jennifer Shipley and Thomas Schrader Jr. Son of Carolyn Schrader. Grandfather of five.

SCHULER, Jane, 64, St. Maurice, Napoleon, Oct. 18. Wife of Bob Schuler. Mother of Jodi Young, Daniel and Roger Palmer. Sister of Pam Maloney and Samuel Robinson. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of two.

SOPER, Pamela, 65, St. Andrew, Richmond, Oct. 25. Mother of Ashlee Kirby and Burke Soper. Sister of Ruth Brockmon and Steve Centers. Grandmother of five.

TEVIS, Brandon Michael, 15, St. Paul Sellersburg, Oct. 18. Son of Roger, Debbie and Tera Tevis. Brother of Brittany Geswein, Cierra Nelson, Chelsea Wild and Alexus Tevis.

WILLIAMS, Bryan D., 52, St. Bernadette, Indianapolis, Nov. 3. Father of Andrew and Joseph Williams. Son of Arlin and Shirley Williams. Brother of Lee Ann Bone and Sue Jones.

WINEBRENNER, Theodore H., Jr., 80, St. Mary, New Albany, Oct. 2. Husband of Rosalyn Winebrenner. Stepfather of LouAnn Bland, Joyce McCulloch and Brenda Smith. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of 12.

ZIMMERMAN, Mildred L., 78, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Oct. 26. Wife of George Zimmerman. Mother of G. Ray Zimmerman. Stepmother of Kathy Lowe. Sister of Maynard Smullen. Grandmother of one. Step-grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of four. Great-great-grandmother of one.

ZIZNOVSKIS, Karolina (Platacis), 93, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Oct. 31. Mother of Inara Blackburn and Eriks Ziznovskis. Sister of Helen Apogs and Stanislavs Platacis. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of four.


School Sister of St. Francis Diane Drufenbrock taught at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College for 18 years

School Sister of St. Francis Diane Drufenbrock died on Nov. 4 at Sacred Heart Convent in Milwaukee. She was 84.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Nov. 7 at St. Joseph Convent in Milwaukee. Burial followed at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Sister Diane was born on Oct. 7, 1929, in Evansville, Ind.

She entered the School Sisters of St. Francis on June 13, 1949, and professed final vows on June 21, 1957.

Sister Diane ministered for more than two decades in Catholic grade schools, high schools and at Alverno College in Milwaukee. She later served as a community organizer and in neighborhood ministry at the Walker’s Point House in Milwaukee from 1975-80.

In the archdiocese, Sister Diane taught at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College from 1981-99. She then returned to Milwaukee to serve on the board and in support services at Sophia Retreat House from 2001-13. †

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