January 31, 2014

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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ANTHONY, Emery V., 91, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 14. Husband of Betty Anthony. Father of Deborah Wright and Charissa Tyler. Grandfather of four.

ANTONINI, Rose Margaret, 82, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Jan. 5. Wife of Henry Antonini. Mother of Ann Margaret and Henry Antonini. Sister of Ernestine Wood. Grandmother of three.

BISHOP, Charles Henry, Jr., 81, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Jan. 14. Husband of Imelda Bishop. Father of Lisa Boyle, Rosie Dreyling, Letica Hines and Charles Bishop III. Grandfather of 11.

CRAWFORD, Martha A., 86, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Jan. 11. Mother of Judy Johnson, Linda, Joseph and Richard Crawford. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of nine.

ECKERT, Samuel E., 51, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 15. Father of Samantha and Clayton Eckert. Son of Bea Eckert. Brother of Beth, Faith, Lauri, Nannette, Max and Zach Eckert.

FAULKENBERG, Leonard, 83, St. Paul, Tell City, Jan. 14. Father of Bettye Jo Brock and Karen Strahl. Brother of Rose Waninger, and Henry Faulkenberg. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of 17.

FRONDORF, Frank D., 54, St. Paul, New Alsace, Jan. 12. Husband of Patricia (Hagerty) Frondorf. Father of Stephanie Frondorf. Son of William and Joyce (Espelage) Frondorf. Brother of Janine Barnes, James, Kyle and Robert Frondorf. Grandfather of one.

GOFFINET, Merl, 87, St. Paul, Tell City, Jan. 12. Husband of Gloria (Faulkenberg) Goffinet. Father of Linda Brown and Steve Goffinet. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of four.

HALL, Kathy J., 60, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, Nov. 30. Wife of Allen Weber. Mother of K. and Scott Hall. Stepmother of Sondra Craig, Synda Hoedbeck, Clinton and Joshua Weber. Daughter of Richard Froelich. Sister of Paula, Richard and Steven Froelich.

HASS, Jeannette M., 88, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Jan. 7. Mother of Nancy Rucinski and Capt. Randolph Hass. Grandmother of two.

HELMER, Catherine E., 90, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Jan. 11. Mother of Caroline Crawford, Barbara Easley, Cathy Fuelling, Mary Lou McGaha, Julie Southwick, Sarah, David, Mark and Stephen Helmer. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of three.

HIGGINS, William, 89, Holy Family, New Albany, Jan. 14. Father of Diane Laslie, Karen Pearce, Cathy, Michey and Denny Higgins. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 27. Great-great-grandfather of one.

HOWE, Gloria A., 85, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Jan. 2. Wife of Neal Howe. Mother of Neal Howe Jr. Sister of Patricia Yane. Grandmother of two.

HUBLAR, Mary, 93, St. Mary, New Albany, Jan. 13. Mother of Mary Pat Hoessle, Carol, Nancy, Michael and Robert Hublar. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of eight.

JOYCE, James, 90, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, Jan. 9. Father of Kazhia Kolb and Jean-Louis Joyce. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of two.

KRAUS, Suzanne M., 80, St. Paul, Tell City, Jan. 14. Wife of Louis Kraus. Mother of Gretchen Durbin, Dr. Sarah Roberts, Stephanie Whitaker and Greg Kraus. Sister of Dan Goble. Grandmother of six.

LEAHY, Michael S., 58, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 2. Father of Kathleen and Jack Leahy. Brother of Ann Court, Katie Hoefle, Patty Lucas, Meg Pike, Jerry, Jim, John and Tom Leahy.

LONG, Bertha Josephine, 95, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Jan. 13. Mother of Susan Langham. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of four.

OSTING, Patricia L., 80, St. Mary, Rushville, Dec. 21. Wife of Walter Osting. Mother of Julia Connolly, Tina Hidde and Elizabeth Voorhees. Grandmother of nine. (correction)

RATZ, Joseph C., 86, St. Michael, Brookville, Jan. 16. Husband of Dorothy Ratz. Father of Kimberly Cox and Todd Ratz. Brother of Alice Gesell, Yvonne Hornbach, Patricia Moody, Bill and Tom Ratz. Grandfather of four. Step-grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of one. Step-great-grandfather of two.

SCARPONE, Rossie L., 94, St. Michael the Archangel, Jan. 5. Mother of Linda Goodlet, Dixie Newland and Stephen Scarpone. Stepmother of Chris and Mike Scarpone. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of eight. Great-great-grandmother of six.

SCHMUTTE, William G., 81, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Jan. 4. Husband of Paulette Schmutte. Father of Jeanna Borsa and Julie Strain. Brother of Joan Sprinkle and Carl Schmutte. Grandfather of two.

STARR, Marjorie L., (Hinton), 81, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Jan. 5. Wife of Hollis Starr. Mother of Lisa Marsh, Ronda Mitchell and Brenda Wilson-Wargaski. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of four.

VAN SANT, Mary, 82, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Dec. 31. Mother of Karla Crawford and Bennett Gallivan. Sister of Phyllis Smith, David, Fred, Jack, Mike and Tony Bennett. Grandmother of six.

WILLIAMS, Hattie, 67, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Jan. 8. Mother of Douglas Hunter. Sister of Dorothy Collier and Minnie Smith.

WILLIAMS, William, 91, St. Mary, Richmond, Jan. 7. Father of Roxanne Harebeck, Ron, Ted and Tom Williams. Brother of B.J. Williams. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of 13.


Providence Sister Mary Eymard Campeggio ministered as a sacristan, in food services

Providence Sister Mary Eymard Campeggio died on Nov. 19, 2013, at Mother Theodore Hall at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 101.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Nov. 26 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Madeline Emma Campeggio was born on May 21, 1912, in Ladd, Ill.

She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Aug. 18, 1931, and professed final vows on Jan. 23, 1939.

During 82 years as a Sister of Providence, Sister Mary Eymard ministered as a sacristan and in food services at her order’s motherhouse, in convents in California, Indiana, Illinois, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., and at Providence Retirement Home in New Albany.

In the archdiocese, she ministered at the motherhouse, Providence Retirement Home in New Albany and at St. Philip Neri Parish, the former Ladywood Academy and the former St. John Academy, all in Indianapolis.

Sister Mary Eymard is survived by nieces and nephews.

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


Franciscan Sister Dorothy Steckler ministered in education across Archdiocese of Indianapolis

Franciscan Sister Dorothy Steckler died on Dec. 9, 2013, at the motherhouse of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis in Oldenburg. She was 96.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Dec. 13 at the Motherhouse Chapel in Oldenburg. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Sister Dorothy was born on July 18, 1917, in Nesbit, Ind.

She entered the Sisters of St. Francis on July 16, 1932, and professed final vows on Jan. 6, 1939.

During 81 years as a Sister of St. Francis, Sister Dorothy ministered as an educator for many years in Catholic schools in Indiana, Missouri and Ohio. In the archdiocese, she ministered at St. Gabriel School in Connersville, St. Joseph School in Shelbyville and at the former St. Gabriel School, St. Lawrence School, St. Mark the Evangelist School and St. Michael the Archangel School, all in Indianapolis. She also ministered at St. Mary Parish in Lanesville.

Sister Dorothy is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, IN 47036-0100. †

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