July 31, 2015


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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ALLEN, Rita, 92, St. Ambrose, Seymour, July 17. Mother of Rebecca Bevers, Evanne Egloff and Denise Smith. Grandmother of six. Step-grandmother of several. Great-grandmother of 11.

CARTWRIGHT, Alice (Dowd), 103, Holy Family, New Albany, July 19. Aunt of several.

DOOLY, Patricia (McNelis), 64, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, July 17. Sister of Anne Schuchman, Christopher and Michael McNelis.

DUGAN, Donna Arlene, 78, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, July 15. Wife of Leo Dugan. Mother of Maureen Dunn, Sean and Thomas Dugan. Sister of Karen Keller, Jane and Temple Taylor. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of six. Great-great-grandmother of one.

ENGLE, William B., 89, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, July 18. Husband of Elizabeth Ann (Wiseman) Engle. Father of Karen Bleemel, Annette Koch, Donald, Douglas, Jeffrey and Timothy Engle. Brother of Thelma Bierman. Grandfather of 25. Great-grandfather of four.

HAMILTON, Carolyn, 80, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, July 19. Mother of Angela Majino, Elizabeth Swiezy and Michael Hamilton. Sister of Mary Wilson, Joe, Mike and Phillip Campbell. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of nine.

KAISER, Harry C., 96, Holy Guardian Angels, Cedar Grove, July 19. Father of Monica Bischoff, Regina Kaiser-Kruchten, Barb Reed, David, Joe, John, Ken, Maurice and Stephen Kaiser. Brother of Joane Glaser. Grandfather of 22. Great-grandfather of 13.

LAHRMAN, Lawrence, 82, Holy Family, Richmond, July 13. Husband of Bonnie Lahrman. Father of Lori Wolfal, Karen and Michael Lahrman. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of three.

LAUDICK, Margaret A., 73, St. Mary, Greensburg, July 14. Wife of James Laudick. Mother of Susie Meyer and Andy Laudick. Sister of Phyllis Schwering. Grandmother of nine.

LECHER, Ruth E., 73, St. Mary, Greensburg, July 15. Wife of Charles Lecher. Mother of Dianne Grannan, Carol Lohmueller, Doug, Eric, John, Mark, Matthew and Scott Lecher. Sister of Cathy Amrhein, Doris Baker, Jean Bomben, Margie Hunter, Dave, Fran, Henry, Howard, Joe and Walter Meyer. Grandmother of 10.

MOORMAN, Mary B., 81, Holy Family, Oldenburg, July 15. Mother of Teresa Winkler, Bernard, George, John, Mark and Richard Moorman. Sister of Susie Huff, Betsy Lecher, Debbie Nobbe, Ruth Riehle, JoAnn Schoetmer, Millie Simmermeyer, Diane Wendell and Jim Effing. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 20.

NEESE, Robert L., Jr., 68, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, July 20. Father of Karrie and Lorie Neese. Brother of Carole Williams. Grandfather of six.

RISSLER, Wilhelminia E., 93, St. Paul, Tell City, July 11. Mother of Gail Rissler and Mary Ann Wheatley. Stepmother of William Rissler. Grandmother of one. Step-grandmother of three.

RUTTLE, Joseph James, 78, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, July 11. Husband of Wanda Ruttle. Father of Karen Prechtel, Joe and Rob Ruttle. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of four.

WOLLJUNG, Donald L., 78, St. Louis, Batesville, July 12. Father of Greg, Kirk and Tim Wolljung. Brother of Alverta Shupe. Grandfather of eight. †

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