April 29, 2016


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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BERTRAM, Carole A., 77, Holy Family, Oldenburg, April 11. Wife of Jim Bertram, Sr. Mother of Denise Abt, Carole Geglein, Michelle Mersch and Jim Bertram, Jr. Sister of Beverly Ziegler. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of six.

BILL, Joseph G., 81, Christ the King, Indianapolis, April 12. Father of Molly Rondeau, Brian, Glenn, Joseph and Jude Bill. Brother of Michael Bill. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of three.

CONNEL, Margaret Mary, 107, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, April 5. Mother of Lucille Rehkamp, Diane Robinson and Lawrence Connel. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of eight.

CUNNINGHAM, Harland R., 67, St. John Paul II, Clark County, April 5. Husband of Susan Cunningham. Father of Cody and Kasey Cunningham. Brother of Doris Hines. Grandfather of one.

HAY, Dennis L., 78, St. Michael, Cannelton, March 21. Husband of Debbie Hay. Father of Melissa Bishop. Brother of Judy Herzog, Sue, Jim, Norman and Paul Hay. Grandfather of four.

HUGHES, Gerard, 84, All Saints, Dearborn County, April 11. Husband of Alice Hughes. Father of Pam Hoover, Judy Meyer, Larry, Randy and Tom Hughes. Brother of Maxine Klump. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of seven. Step-great-grandfather of five.

LITTLEFIELD, Dr. Shirley, 91, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, April 6. Mother of Anne Young, Bob, Dan, Jeff and Mike Littlefield. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of three.

NOLAN, Ryan T., 42, St. Jude, Indianapolis, April 13. Father of Kayla Johnson, Andrew Patterson, Cheyenne and Shelby Nolan. Son of Lexie Nolan. Brother of Jennifer Long, Aaron, Robert, Vincent and Wayne Nolan. Grandfather of one.

O’CONNOR, Michael J., 72, Christ the King, Indianapolis, April 14. Husband of Sue O’Connor. Father of Colleen Fuydal, Christopher, Michael and Ryan O’Connor. Brother of Marilyn Brothers, Eileen Christ, Cookie Hayes, Jeanne McHugh, Katie Murphy, Danny, Jerry and Tim O’Connor. Grandfather of three.

PASTORE, Americo, 93, Sacred Heart, Clinton, April 11. Father of Maria Lang, Lisa Pastore Smith and Thomas Pastore. Brother of Mary Peterson. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of two.

RAVER, Elmer F., 86, Holy Family, Oldenburg, April 11. Husband of Anna Mae Raver. Father of Monica Livers, Mary Mulcahy, Elaine Spaulding, Theresa Williams, Diane, Carl and Joseph Raver. Brother of Mary Jane Klene and Charlene Reidenbach. Grandfather of 22. Great-grandfather of three.

ROTH, Gayle, 79, St. Jude, Indianapolis, April 13. Mother of Susan Ardizzone and Dave Roth. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of one.

SCHULZ, Rosemary T., 92, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, April 18. Mother of Kirsten Hess, Ann Romanowsky, Eric, Marc and Robert Schulz. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of eight.

SPAETH, Clara (Hyle), 74, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 18. Mother of Cara Geary and George Spaeth. Sister of Rita Wetterstroem, Bob, Frank and Ted Hyle. Grandmother of five.

STOERMER, Rebecca, 18, St. Andrew, Richmond, April 14. Daughter of Michael and Dena Stoermer. Sister of Adam Stoermer. Granddaughter of Becky Adams, Ruby Stoermer and Charlie Wilson.

SWIM, Joel, 52, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, April 12. Father of Morgan Gunder, Miranda Zigler, Ein Swim and Josh Williams. Brother of Jevon Fram, Jeanne Hawkins, Jennifer, Julissa, James, Jeffrey, Jerome and Johnathan Swim. Grandfather of seven. †

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