January 26, 2018


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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AUGUSTIN, Helen L. (Mullikin), 78, Prince of Peace, Madison, Jan. 13. Wife of Joseph Augustin. Mother of Nancy Fitton, Linda, James and Roy Augustin. Sister of Betty Ritchie, Billy and Roderick Mullikin. Grandmother of three.

BOONE, Robert K., 61, Prince of Peace, Madison, Jan 14. Son of James and Rita Boone. Brother of Collista Krebs, Linda Huber, Christopher and Joseph Boone. Uncle and great-uncle of several.

COLLINS, Margaret E., 65, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 6. Wife of Daniel Collins. Mother of Brian, Chris and Pat Collins. Sister of Betsey Bergmeyer, Katie Rice, Jimmy and Michael King. Grandmother of four.

CROSBY, William C., 95, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 5. Father of Cheryl Keating, Gordon and Michael Becker. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of 12.

DOXSEE, Carolyn M., 70, St. Mary, North Vernon, Jan. 10. Wife of Ron Doxsee. Mother of Lisa, Drew and King Doxsee. Sister of Shirley Wheeler and Rick Miller. Grandmother of four.

ELSNER, Evelyn T., 83, St. Joseph, Jennings County, Dec. 31. Wife of Oscar Elsner. Mother of Rose Rosenbalm, Andy, Jim, Mark and Steve Elsner. Grandmother of 10.

GRANT, Bridget, 76, St. Ambrose, Seymour, Jan. 1. Wife of Berl Grant. Mother of Bridget Jacobi and Zachary Grant. Sister of Michael and Timothy Leigh. Grandmother of two.

GRZEZINSKI, Joseph, 89 St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 10. Uncle of several.

HANK, Mary (Canfield), 91, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 2. Mother of Max Hank. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of five.

JANSEN, Ralph J., Jr., 89, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Jan. 1. Father of Mary Arnold, James, Jerald, John, Paul and R. Joseph Jansen, III. Brother of Anne Armbruster, Mary Eagan and Estelle Redoutey. Grandfather of 19. Great‑grandfather of 21.

KIRK, Timothy E., 57, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Jan. 13. Husband of Susan Kirk. Father of John Kirk. Stepfather of Katie and Kristin Talbert. Brother of Judi Sims, Mike, Pat and Steve Kirk. Grandfather of eight.

MASCHINO, Charles E., 91, St. Ambrose, Seymour, Jan. 11. Father of Charlotte Perry, Rebecca Ritz, Mary Smith, Tex Wayt, Charles and Edward Maschino. Brother of Mary Ann Gustin and Dale Maschino. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 14.

MAUSER, Mary C., 98, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Jan 11. Mother of Kathy Keils, Claudia Sabo, John, Joseph, Louis and Thomas Mauser. Grandmother of 14. Great‑grandmother of 21. Great-great-grandmother of five.

MORGAN, Jane, 58, St. Michael the Archangel, Jan. 10. Wife of Greg Morgan. Mother of Shelby Morgan.

MUCKERHEIDE, Rosaline M., 100, St. Catherine of Siena, Decatur County, Jan. 14. Aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt of several.

NIELSEN, Stephen R., 63, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Jan. 9. Husband of Gina Nielsen. Father of Cassie and CJ Nielsen. Brother of Patricia Briggs.

NITKA, Linda A., 71, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Dec. 19. Wife of Edward Nitka. Mother of Karen Striegel and Stephen Nitka. Sister of Gregg and Randall Rusinko. Grandmother of three. Great‑grandmother of two.

O’HARA, Mary Joan (O’Donnell), 86, St. Philip Neri, Indianapolis, Jan 13. Wife of Terrence O’Hara. Mother of Eileen Alford, Anne Frick, Margaret McLinn, Kathleen Pierce, Sheila, Charles, Dennis, James, Sean, Terrence and Thomas O’Hara. Grandmother of 25. Great-grandmother of 13. Great-great-grandmother of two.

PARENTE, Betty L., 83, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Jan. 8. Wife of John Parente. Mother of Kim Monger, Chris and Rick Parente. Sister of Joan Christoff. Grandmother of three.

PRICE, Dr. Francis W., Sr., 92, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 29. Husband of Helen Price. Father of Carol Moore, Susan Simon, Andrew and Dr. Francis Price, Jr. Brother of LaVerne Sergi. Grandfather of nine. Great‑grandfather of seven.

PUTNAM, James P., 81, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Dec. 28. Husband of Mary Putnam. Father of Bill, James and Ron Putnam. Brother of Sandy Althoff and Rita Kopernak. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of six.

ROGERS, Linda C., 64, St. Charles Borromeo, Milan, Jan. 12. Mother of Chastity Fogel and Chris Rogers. Daughter of Betty Livingston. Sister of Connie Hagemeyer, Debbie Jayne, Julie Louden, Teresa Standish and Rob Livingston. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of one.

STEWART, Anthony, 70, Holy Family, New Albany, Jan. 9. Husband of Kathleen Stewart. Father of Diana Shuff and Douglas Stewart. Grandfather of three.

STRESINO, Mary Lou (Godette), 86, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, Jan. 10. Mother of Jo Cully, Kathy, Bob and Pete Stresino. Grandmother of five.

TABOR, Hoge T., Jr., 91, Prince of Peace, Madison, Jan. 13. Father of Bonnie Cox, Linda Luallen, Sharon Salley, Jerry Graham, Charles and Don Tabor. Grandfather of 24. Great-grandfather of 55. Great-great-grandfather of 12.

THOMPSON, Bruce D., Sr., 83, St. Joseph, Corydon, Jan. 1. Husband of Mary Thompson. Father of Sherry Noon and Bruce Thompson, Jr. Brother of Marilyn Stengel. Grandfather of seven. Great‑grandfather of two.

TUCKER, Amy M. (Harless), 46, St. Mark the Evangelist, Jan. 13. Wife of H. Charles Tucker. Mother of Paige and Riley Tucker. Daughter of Mary Moody. Sister of Beth Bobko, Becky Coovert and Bob Harless.

VONDERHEIDE, Harold R., 82, St. Michael, Brookville, Nov. 19. Husband of Julie Vonderheide. Father of Edna Martini, Willie Ronnebaum, Bernard and Ed Vonderheide. Grandfather of four. Great‑grandfather of three.

WAYNE, Philomena, 97, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Jan. 13. Mother of Jack, Jerry, Jim and Joe Wayne. Sister of Rita Boehm and Mary Hutchens. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 15. †

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