December 11, 2015


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BRAECKEL, John A., 81, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Nov. 24. Husband of Karen Braeckel. Father of Cynthia Larco, Keely Underhill and Kurt Braeckel. Brother of Celia Sieglinger. Grandfather of four.

CASHMAN, Robert A., Jr., 73, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Oct. 10. Brother of Kathy Albers, Peggy McIntosh, Jan Waldron, Theresa Wirey and Jim Cashman.

DAVIS, Stephen L., 68, St. Mary, Greensburg, Nov. 25. Husband of Kathie Davis. Father of Jenny Smith, Jeff and Kevin Buhr, Ben, Daniel and Tim Davis. Son of John and Gladys Davis. Brother of Cheryl Bass, Joyce Crane and Gary Davis. Grandfather of 16.

DILL, Helen O., 87, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Nov. 19. Mother of Marcha Kissel, Cindy Kramer and John Dill. Grandmother of five.

EINTERZ, Francis, 86, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Nov. 24. Husband of Cora Einterz. Father of Anne Lewandowski, Katherine Owen, Cora Randall, Johanna Webber, Theresa Willard, Nancy Woolf, Diana, Dr. Ellen, Andrew, George, Michael and Dr. Robert Einterz. Grandfather of 49. Great-grandfather of 17.

ENGLE, Melvin C., 90, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Nov. 29. Husband of Lillie Engle. Father of Marsha O’Conner, Barbara Peter and Dwayne Engle. Brother of Robert Engle. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of one.

ERNSTBERGER, Gilbert Franklin, 82, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Nov. 20. Husband of Agnes Ernstberger. Father of Mary Fahey, Cathy Stotts, Rose Turnbow, Pat, Tim and Tom Ernstberger. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of eight.

GREMORE, Francis H., 92, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Nov. 24. Stepfather of Donna Coe. Brother of Robert Gremore. Grandfather and great-grandfather of several.

HILLMAN, Wilma, 90, St. Mary, Greensburg, Nov. 24. Mother of Jane Hockaden, Rita Phelps, Dennis, Larry and Terrence Hillman. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of two.

HOEING, Maurice D., 87, St. Mary, Greensburg, Nov. 25. Father of Barb Bullard, Nancy Fogg, Ron and Wayne Hoeing. Brother of Delores Bruns, Marieda Koors, Dorine Rosfeld, Alfred, Carroll, Jerome and Sheldon Hoeing. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of two.

HOLMES, Elnora, 90, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Nov. 21. Wife of John Holmes. Mother of Carol Forbes and Kathy Sheek. Grandmother of nine.

HORNBERGER, Patricia Lou, 85, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Nov. 23. Wife of Paul Hornberger. Mother of Diane Anderson, Debbie Carter, Denise Farrell, Donna Goebes, Danny, Darrin, David, Dean, Dennis, Donny and Doug Hornberger. Sister of Jody Barker. Grandmother of 35. Great-grandmother of 33.

KAVANAUGH, Maureen, 71, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Nov. 22. Sister of Rosemarie Eden and Mary Virginia Kavanaugh.

KIRCHGESSNER, Mary (Korbe), 86, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Nov. 27. Wife of Emil Kirchgessner. Mother of Donald, Irvin, Melvin, Merrell, Robert and Vernon Kirchgessner. Sister of Martha Gesenhues and Catherine Sutherland. Grandmother of 21. Great-grandmother of 21.

MARIEN, Ruth Marie (Kress), 78, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Nov. 12. Wife of Richard Marien. Mother of Cynthia Cheek, Deborah Lane, David and Michael Marien. Sister of Barbara Meisberger, Robert and Thomas Kress. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of three.

MILLER, Terrance Leo, 56, All Saints, Dearborn County, Nov. 24. Husband of Pamela Miller. Father of Mallory Sterwarf and Matthew Miller. Son of Marjorie Wendel. Stepson of Harold Wendel. Brother of MaryBeth Ballard, Janet Freese, Marilyn Laudick, Barbara Pierson, Geraldine White, Michael and Patrick Miller. Stepbrother of Connie Flashpohler and Steve Wendel.

PETERIK, Daniel Michael, 43, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Nov. 26. Son of Gerald Peterik. Brother of Steven Peterik.

PINELLA, Dorothy, 92, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Nov. 22. Mother of David, John and Paul Pinella. Sister of David Kriplen. Grandmother of four.

RETZNER, Liana Claire, 62, St. Agnes, Nashville, Nov. 22.

SANDHAGE, Elizabeth Jean, 76, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Nov. 23. Wife of Henry Joseph Sandhage. Mother of Linda Baxter, Cheryl Pollert and Denise Scroggins. Sister of Marie Herbert, Lucille Youngman, Donald and Frank Schreiner. Grandmother of seven.

SMITH, Norma Jean, 84, St. Joseph, Corydon, Nov. 25. Mother of Tamarya Crawford, Danny and Michael Smith. Sister of Janet Stevens, Charloette Umber and Roy Smith Jr.

STALLO, Esther, 92, St. Nicholas, Ripley County, Nov. 25. Mother of Patricia Dietz and Anita Modesitt. Sister of Charles Wright. Grandmother of four.

YANICH, Paul T., 87, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Nov. 26. Father of Paula Downs, Candice, Daniel and John Yanich. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of one. †

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