May 13, 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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ANDERSON, Dr. James T., 76, St. Michael, Greenfield, April 25. Husband of Patricia Anderson. Father of Amy Baggott, Erin Dorsey and April Sasso. Brother of Mary Anderson, Sally Blanton, Cosette Dennison and Caroline Weaver. Grandfather of 11.

BECHT, Richard L., 79, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, May 3. Husband of Mary Becht. Father of Marcia Ernstberger, Beverly Kiesler, Brenda Lilly, Denise Luckett, Kenny, Kevin and Mike Becht. Brother of Lucille Missi, Sandy Pinnick, Phyllis Smallwood and Linda Steinbrenner. Grandfather of 25. Great-grandfather of 35.

BELVIY, Wilma A. (Hutt), 87, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), April 12. Mother of Donna Belviy Knight, Sandy Van Lieu, Gary, Joseph and Paul Belviy. Sister of George Hutt. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 14.

BENTLEY, Janine M., 55, St. Gabriel, Connersville, April 26. Mother of Misty Barrett, Renee and Jody Bentley. Sister of Scott Craighead. Grandmother of four.

BIEMER, Susanne C. (Schmitz), 100, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, April 25. Stepmother of Carol Ann Crawford, Martin and Michael Biemer. Step-grandmother of seven. Step-great-grandmother of seven.

BROCK, Margaret M., 76, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, April 9.

ETTENSOHN, Mary Catherine, 89, St. Michael, Cannelton, April 29. Mother of Oblate of Mary Immaculate Father John Mark Ettensohn. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of one.

FAEHR, Robert, 78, Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, April 16. Husband of Jane Faehr. Father of Gary and Kelly Faehr. Brother of several. Grandfather of one.

FLODDER, Robert E., 93, St. Louis, Batesville, May 2. Father of Roberta Siebert, Bernard, George, Terry and Timothy Flodder. Brother of Jean Struewing and Harold Flodder. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of 16. Great-great-grandfather of five.

FREEMAN, Wanda (Michel), 75, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, April 22. Mother of Michelle Butler, Marilyn Struckman and Michel Freeman. Sister of Jo Ann Negangard. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of four.

HILL, Alberta, 87, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, May 1. Mother of Claudia Campbell, Jamie Schlink, Laura Schroedle and Thomas Corey. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of five.

HOFFMEIER, Francis V., 87, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, April 30. Husband of Faye Hoffmeier. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of five.

LAUB, Nicholas J., 30, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, May 3. Son of Mark and Mary Laub. Brother of Lisa Laub and Dawn Tenkotte.

MCHUGH, Daniel, 55, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, April 29. Husband of Lisa McHugh. Father of Andria, Connor and Nick McHugh. Brother of Maureen Barkley Mary Binkley, Angie Hert, Kathy Threewits, Margee and Jim McHugh.

MCQUEEN, Harold L., 89, St. Mary, Greensburg, April 27. Father of Anita Navarra, Debra Stuart, Richard Kramer and Brian McQueen. Brother of Mary Glick, Helen Nelson, Wanita Weddle, Rita and Donny McQueen. Step-brother of Lee Sullivan. Grandfather and great-grandfather of several.

NICHOLS, Mary E. (Harig), 44, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, April 24. Mother of Hope Harig, Grace and Alex Nichols. Daughter of Robert Harig. Sister of Linda Dault, Suzan Hayden, Connie Shane, Michael and Robert Harig.

PREDAN, Patricia, 89, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, April 25. Mother of Loretta Lauer, Gina Saylor and Anthony Predan. Sister of Pia Pelini. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of one.

SHILLING, Norman W., 86, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, April 27. Father of Debra Davis, Chuck and Mark Shilling. Brother of Florence, Don, John and Melvin Shilling. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of four.

STROOT, Joanne, 84, St. Patrick, Terre Haute, April 23. Mother of Elizabeth Ann Stroot and Nancy Yager. Grandmother of four.

STYGAR, Janina, 91, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, April 23. Mother of Brigida Adamson, Janina Farrell and William Stygar. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of two.

WEINTRAUT, Norma J., 87, St. Anne, New Castle, April 27. Wife of Dale Weintraut. Mother of Betsy Davis, Timothy and Tony Weintraut. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of two.

YOWELL-VENABLE, Mary S., 87, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, April 21. Mother of Kim Clanton. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of three. †

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