May 1, 2015


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ATELSKI, Mary J. (Farren), 62, former member St. Christopher, Indianapolis, April 4. Wife of Steve Atelski. Mother of Shannon and Brian Hayes. Sister of Bridget, Neil and Owen Farren. Grandmother of one.

BANET, Richard L., 63, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, April 12. Father of Ashley Banet. Son of Raymond and Evelyn Banet. Brother of Linda Schmidt.

BOCARD, Joseph, 85, St. Mary, New Albany, April 10. Brother of Therese Williamson.

BRIDDLE, James Milton, 84, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, April 11. Husband of Patty Briddle. Father of Beverly and John Underwood, Nancy Webster, Jeffrey and Joseph Briddle. Brother of Lucy and Art Briddle. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of 11. Great-great-grandfather of four.

COON, Ruth E. (Dusing), 92, St. Mary, Rushville, April 14. Mother of Frances Kieffer, Mindy Lower, Denise Vivian, Beth Walsh, David and Donald Coon. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 12.

DOLL, Alberta T., 80, St. Anthony of Padua, Morris, April 15. Wife of Floyd Doll. Mother of Mary Huntington, Millie Shane, Kathy Schuman, Janet Ward, Marcy Wurtz, Greg, Jim, Nick, Tom and Tony Doll. Sister of Bernice Lambert and Joe Hoog. Grandmother of 30. Great-grandmother of 22.

DORSEY, Dr. Timothy Michael, 63, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 16. Husband of Marilyn Dorsey. Father of Meghan Isles, Erin Thompson and Ryan Dorsey. Brother of Daniel and Michael Dorsey. Grandfather of three.

GAUER, Harold W., 89, St. Patrick, Terre Haute, April 15. Husband of Margie Gauer. Father of Mary Ann Clark, Leisa Gustin and Michele Laine. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of two.

GEORGE, Mary E., 96, St. Anne, New Castle, April 6. Mother of Grace Jackson-Riley. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of four.

HEITZ, Mary Alma (Monroe), 93, Prince of Peace, Madison, April 16. Mother of Mary Jacque Hall, Ann Wisman, Michael and Norbert Heitz. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of six.

HOGGATT, Robert F., 68, Sacred Heart, Clinton, April 16. Husband of Elizabeth Hoggatt. Father of Gloria Bailey, Karen Cunningham, Mary Louise Galbraith, Donna Jo Kemper, Gina Smith, Robert and William Hoggatt. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of seven.

LELLI, Paul J., 80, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, April 15. Husband of Joyce Lelli. Father of Diane, Daniel and Paul Lelli Jr. Brother of David and Jack Lelli. Grandfather of eight.

LOUDER, Anne M., 90, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, April 4. Mother of Andrew, Fred and James Louder. Sister of Nancy Malloy. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of two.

MARTINI, Gloria Louise, 65, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, April 12. Wife of Dennis Martini. Mother of Kevin and Tracy Martini. Sister of Bill Girdler. Grandmother of two.

MASCHINO, Dolores Ann, 95, St. Ambrose, Seymour, April 11. Sister of Loretta Henkle, Dorothy Hess, Angela Hill, Mildred Thomas and Marvin Maschino. Aunt of several.

MEEHAN, Marie B., (Holtel), 90, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, April 19. Mother of Maureen Mathes, Kathleen Robertson and Christopher Meehan. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 12.

MEISSNER, Mary Ann, 83, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 10. Wife of George Meissner. Mother of Maureen Lakin, Peggy Loeffler, Patty McKenzie, Michael and Terry Meissner. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of nine.

MILLER, Lillian Beatrice (Batliner), 100, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, April 11. Mother of Rosemary Miller and Charlene Uhl. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of six.

MORAN, Gloria Marie, 82, St. Mary, Rushville, April 5. Wife of David Moran. Mother of Dawn Trent and David Moran. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of two.

MORRIS, Barbara Anne (Ryan), 87, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 13. Mother of Karen Smith, Frank and Michael Morris. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 10.

MORRISON, James Robert, 72, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 19. Husband of Mary Louise (LaRosa) Morrison. Father of Michelle Johnson, Colleen, James, Joseph and Phillip Morrison. Brother of Thomas Morrison. Grandfather of 10.

PARKER, Doris, 84, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, April 4, Mother of Karen Stewart. Sister of Venniesse Harris and Amanda Strong. Grandmother of one.

RONNEBAUM, Joyce M., 82, St. Louis, Batesville, April 12. Mother of Carol Becker, Teresa Ziegler, Jim, John, Ken and Larry Ronnebaum. Sister of Marjorie Schoetmer and Allen Bohike. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 12. Great-great-grandmother of one.

RUDDICK, Kathleen, 89, St. Mary, Rushville, April 11. Sister of Marcella Gould. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 13.

SCHINDLER, Carl, 91, St. Mary, New Albany, April 10. Husband of Virginia Schindler. Father of Carla Harrod, Pam Hobbs, Sue McCune and Terry Schindler. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 11.

SCHULTZ, Eugene Morris, 84, St. Michael, Brookville, April 12.

SMITH, Lloyd K., 81, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, April 16. Father of Jacinta Neidiffer, Bruce and Michael Smith. Brother of Ronnie Smith. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of nine.

STEPHAN, David Anthony, 66, Prince of Peace, Madison, April 18. Husband of Marie Elena (Torres) Stephan. Father of Tamara and James Stephan. Son of Alice (Geyman) Juengel. Brother of Bert Bromley, Gert Hendrick, Thersa Herring, Aggie Hunter, Mary Jacobs, Bernie Napier, Patty Whitham, Ginny Yount, Billy Morris, Dan, George, Jim, John and Loy Stephan. Grandfather of five.

WELCH, Carolyn (Finn), 87, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 12. Mother of Maura Abernethy, Beth and Bob Welch Jr. Grandmother of seven.

WILDS, Terry G., 66, St. Catherine of Siena, Decatur County, April 15. Husband of Barbara (Wietlisbach) Wilds. Father of Annie Hostkoetter, Daniel and Michael Wilds. Brother of Stephen Wilds. Grandfather of two.

Providence Sister Catherine Arkenberg ministered in education for 39 years, including in Indiana

Providence Sister Catherine Arkenberg, formerly Sister Jean Loretto, died on April 16 at Mother Theodore Hall at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 93.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on April 27 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Mary Catherine Ankerberg was born on May 2, 1921, in Chicago.

She entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Jan 5, 1939, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1947.

During her 76 years as a member of the Sisters of Providence, Sister Catherine ministered in education for 39 years in schools in Illinois, Indiana and Washington, D.C. From 1980-91, she served as the bookstore manager at Mother Theodore Guérin High School in Illinois and served as coordinator of its audio-visual department for three more years. Although she retired in 1994, she continued to volunteer at the school until 1998 when she returned to the motherhouse. In 2004, she committed herself entirely to prayer.

In the archdiocese, Sister Catherine served at St. Philip Neri School in Indianapolis from 1941-43 and at the former Holy Trinity School in New Albany from 1946-47.

Surviving are two sisters, Marian Domkowski of Chicago and Zita Andree of Lombard, Ill., and a brother, Raymond Arkenberg of Brookfield, Ill.

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. †

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