July 8, 2016

Obituaries

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BERGER, Frances E., 58, St. Paul, Tell City, June 23. Sister of Virgilee Jackson and Paul Berger. Aunt of several.

BOMBA, Rita G., 81, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, June 22. Wife of Dr. Bradford Bomba Sr. Mother of Elizabeth, Brad Jr., Chris, Eric, Joseph and Matt Bomba. Sister of Patricia Mason and Peter Walther. Grandmother of 12.

BOYCE, Dolores H. (Schroeder), 90, St. Jude, Indianapolis, June 24. Mother of Rose Bartlett, Mary Brown, Carol Cooke, Nancy Strange, Francis, Kenneth, Kevin, Lawrence, Leslie Jr. and Timothy Boyce. Sister of Emma. Grandmother of 22. Great-grandmother of 21.

CALDERONE, Angelo M., 80, St. Jude, Indianapolis, June 22. Father of JoAnna Calderone, Katherine Hicks and George Golein. Brother of Carmen and Frank Calderone. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of two.

CANNON, John J., 74, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, June 19. Husband of Patti Cannon. Father of Carey Meiser, Colleen Rego, Mike, Ryan and Tom Cannon. Brother of Eileen Kelly. Grandfather of seven.

CLINE, Carl W., 68, St. Charles Borromeo, Milan, June 24. Husband of Judy Cline. Father of Melissa Hertzenberg and Monica Widener. Brother of Brenda Bowen, Barbara Shelton, Dianna and Joseph Cline, Denny and Steve Callen. Grandfather of four.

DE MEDINA, Maria Alvarado Bermudez, 77, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, June 25. Wife of Silvestre Medina. Mother of Consuelo, Lourdes, Rafaela, Juan Martin and Rogelio.

FIELDS, Jr., Thomas B., 66, St. Louis, Batesville, June 21. Father of Aaron and Brian Fields. Son of Bernie and Vonnie Fields. Brother of Kathleen and Greg Fields.

GERLACH, Amy, 90, St. Paul, Tell City, June 27. Mother of Vickie Deom, Dennis, Mike and Paul Gerlach. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 10.

GIRDLEY, Mayme A., 96, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, June 14. Mother of Faye Groth, Karen Vernon, Johne and James Girdley. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 30. Great-great-grandmother of one.

HAAS, Rosemary E., 82, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, June 22. Wife of James Haas. Mother of Theresa Bonar, Christopher, Mark and Patrick Haas. Sister of Kathleen Hahn and Michael Dwyer. Grandmother of seven.

HARRIS, Larry, 75, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, June 4. Husband of Dianna Harris. Father of Nedra Boyd, Kellie Maker and Dawn Tester. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of three.

HUBER, Doris M., 86, St. Gabriel, Connersville, June 27. Mother of Michael Huber. Sister of Pat Chafee. Grandmother of two.

JACKSON, Haldene, 91, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, June 9. Father of Jean Farmer. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of five.

LANIE, Patricia, 84, St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, June 11. Wife of Jerry Lanie. Mother of Julie Arthur, Cynthia LeBouef, Aimee Young and Stephen Beard. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of three.

LYONS, Kathleen T. (Fowley), 75, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, June 21. Mother of Brian, Michael and Shawn Lyons. Sister of Patricia Hughes, Sharon Pritsch, Ed and Joseph Fowley. Grandmother of nine.

MCCORMICK, John T., 44, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, June 23. Husband of Laurie McCormick. Father of Brendan, Kiernan and Sean McCormick. Brother of Susan Dean.

MCGEE, Betty, 79, St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, June 22. Wife of Lou McGee. Mother of Cindy Bowling, Bradley and Michael McGee. Sister of Janice Strange and James Evans. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of seven. Great-great-grandmother of two.

NEUMANN, John, 83, St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, June 16. Husband of Dolores Neumann. Father of Linda Sprague, Teri Wiggins, Daniel and William Neumann. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of one.

OSBORNE, Arnold D., 73, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, June 13. Uncle of several.

ROLL, Louella A., 80, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, June 24. Mother of Brenda Holman, Brian, Francis and Robert Roll. Sister of Clyde, Eugene and Jerry Eacret. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 11. Great-great-grandmother of one.

SERENSKY, Donald M., 79, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, June 25. Husband of Brenda Serensky. Father of Carol Spence, Nancy and Victor Serensky and Andrew Moore. Grandfather of six.

SINGER, Alma M., 89, All Saints, Dearborn County, June 22. Mother of Linda Coyne, Diane Weber, Melissa Singer-Reed, David, Dennis and Ron Singer. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 15.

SMITH, Norma J., 88, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, June 4. Wife of Robert Smith. Mother of Patricia Horne, Debra Kinnick and Andrew Smith. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 20.

STRIEGEL, Wilfred A., 91, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, June 23. Husband of Georgia Striegel. Father of Dana and Daren Striegel. Brother of Donna Broadus, Jeanne and Rosa Lee Campbell. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of two.

WINKEL, Mary Margaret, 74, Prince of Peace, Madison, June 26. Sister of Elizabeth Cord, Carolyn Smith, Dolores Spoonmore, Dorothea and Joseph Winkel. Aunt of several.

WITT, Clara B., 95, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, June 19. Mother of Deborah Roberts, Constance Williams and Ronald Witt. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 14.

YEAGER, Theodore P., 80, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, June 19. Husband of Willa Yeager. Father of David, Mark, Scott and Todd Yeager. Stepfather of Andy and Nathan Hillenburg. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of four.


Franciscan Sister Michael Ann Aubin taught in several Catholic schools in the archdiocese

Franciscan Sister Michael Ann Aubin died on June 11 at the motherhouse of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis in Oldenburg. She was 92.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on June 16 at the Motherhouse Chapel in Oldenburg. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Eleanor Aubin was born on Nov. 3, 1923, in Woonsocket, R.I. Her family moved to Richmond when she was 5 and were members of St. Andrew Parish.

She entered the Sisters of St. Francis on Sept. 4, 1941, and professed final vows on Aug. 12, 1947.

During 75 years as a Sister of St. Francis, Sister Michael Ann ministered as an educator in Catholic schools in Indiana, Missouri and Ohio for 47 years. In the archdiocese, she served at St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower) School from 1943-46, the former St. Andrew School in Richmond (now St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School) from 1963-64, St. Mary School in Greensburg from 1964-67, the former St. John the Baptist School in Dover from 1967-68, the former St. Joseph School in St. Leon from 1968-73, the former St. Mary School in Lanesville from 1975-83 and St. Lawrence School in Lawrenceburg from 1983-93.

Surviving are a sister, Lillian Mendenhall of Englewood, Fla., and a brother, Father Joseph Aubin of DeWitt, Mich.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN 47036-0100. †

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