July 10, 2020

Obituaries

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BANET, Juanita, 95, St. Mary, Lanesville, May 13. Mother of Debby McDaniel, Vicki Meredith, Sheree and Robert Banet, Jr. Sister of Audra Courtney. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of three.

BAUGH, II, George A., 78, St. Jude, Indianapolis, May 27. Brother of Nancy Taylor. Uncle of several.

BISCHOFF, Wilfred, 82, All Saints, Dearborn County, May 27. Husband of Betty Bischoff. Uncle of several.

BRADBURN, Mary L., 92, St. Jude, Indianapolis, May 16. Mother of Debra Cox, Beverly Edwards, Barbara Harris, Linda Huffman, Cathleen Malone, Carol Wilson and David Bradburn. Grandmother of 25. Great-grandmother of 38. Great-grandmother of six.

BROWN, Bill, 92, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, May 26. Father of Kathleen Swiantek, Debra, Patricia and Thomas Brown. Grandfather of four.

BUENO, Michele R., 34, St. Jude, Indianapolis, May 18. Mother of Mason Bueno. Daughter of Karen and Steve Bueno. Sister of Danielle Bueno and Scott Thomas.

CALLAHAN, Gregory, 95, Christ the King, Indianapolis, May 19. Father of Susan Meredith, Carole Neal, Keith, Kevin, Mark and Tim Callahan. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of three.

CRAIN, William J., 81, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, May 7. Husband of Marilyn Crain. Stepfather of Kathy and Tony Mason and Andre and Charles Ervin. Brother of Annie Cox, Louise, Rose, Clarence and Thomas Crain. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of two.

CRIGLER, Lynna L., 62, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, May 13. Sister of Rene, Carlos and Ronald Crigler.

DAUBY, Helen L. (Fox), 97, St. Paul, Tell City, May 17. Aunt of one.

DYER, Margaret E., 77, St. Mary, New Albany, May 20. Mother of Christy Dyer and Kathy Webber. Sister of Billie Jordan. Grandmother of three.

FARISH, Sr., Paul L., 79, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, May 13. Father of Debbie Davis, Lisa O’Neil and Paul Farish, Jr. Brother of Elizabeth Hamilton and Merlin Farish. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 10.

FEDERSPIEL, Brenda, 75, St. Mary, Lanesville, May 11. Mother of Shelia Salings, Janna Schickel, Darren and Stephen Rappa. Grandmother of eight.

FELDKAMP, Maria (Neely), 50, St. Jude the Apostle, Spencer, May 4. Wife of Clinton Feldkamp. Mother of Tiffany Feldkamp, Alicia, Breanna, Jessica, Jeffrey and Joshua Wilson. Daughter of Gerald Neely. Sister of Candace, Catherine, Chris, Shane, Shawn and Victor Neely. Granddaughter of Dorothy Parker-Wiltshire. Grandmother of seven.

GEHRING, Dennis V., 94, St. Louis, Batesville, May 18. Father of Debbie Kakoruda, Dana Passerello and Dee Ann Wachner. Brother of Myron Gehring. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of four.

HANLIN, Sheila Ann, 64, St. Theresa of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, May 22. Wife of Tom Hanlin. Mother of Mary Pat, Christopher and Cory Hanlin. Grandmother of two.

HAVLIN, Robert E., 89, St. Michael, Greenfield, May 22. Husband of Margaret Havlin. Father of Donna Earnest, Peggy Lawyer, Nancy Wethington, Bill and Joe Havlin. Grandfather of 19. Great-grandfather of 13.

HERBERT, Marvin R., 54, St. Mary, Rushville, May 19. Father of Kendyl Williams. Son of Virgil and Luzia Herbert. Brother of Claudia Bailey, Diane Carroll, Marilyn Spilman and Randy Herbert. Stepfather of Shelby Lacy. Grandfather of one.

HORLANDER, Jr., Paul F., 74, St. Paul, Tell City, May 25. Brother of Peg McDaniel and Kenneth Horlander. Uncle of several.

HORTON, Catherine A. (Hill), 92, Prince of Peace, Madison, May 26. Mother of Kathy Hensley, Jeanne Townsend, Stephen and Thomas Horton. Sister of Janet Connors, Alice Wasnok and Paul Hill. Grandmother of one.

HUMPERT, William L., 82, St. Mary, Greensburg, May 19. Husband of Diane Humpert. Father of Lance and Scott Humpert. Brother of April Goldfuss and Kenneth Humpert. Grandfather of three.

HUNEFLED, Bernard E., 81, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, May 12. Father of Connie Thorpe and Gene Hunefeld, Jr. Brother of Doug Keith and Larry Ray. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of 11.

HUSER, Juliana K., 99, St. Catherine of Siena, Decatur County, May 12. Aunt of many.

JENKS, Ida (Craig), 85, St. Mary, New Albany, May 15. Wife of John Jenks. Mother of DeeAnn McDonald, Denise Schnatter and Steven Jenks. Grandmother of three.

KASPER, Bill, 64, Prince of Peace, Madison, May 18. Husband of Louann Kasper. Father of Brent Kasper. Brother of Mary Ann Eubank, Karen Lykins, Linda Mitcheltree, Margaret Short, Pauline Taylor and Bernie Kasper.

KELLY, Tom, 82, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, May 26. Father of Carol Olive and Susan Thompson. Brother of Ronald Kelly. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of three.

KNUEVEN, Carolyn, 93, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, May 16. Mother of Leacarol Bennett, Susan Wong, Christopher, Jim and Kevin Knueven. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of eight.

LAGRANGE, Ruth. A. (Taylor), 92, St. Paul, Tell City, May 14. Mother of Sally Hill, Kay Robertson, Ginger West, Rachel, Dan and Kent LaGrange. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of six.

LEMM, Jack J., 92, Prince of Peace, Madison, May 25. Husband of Celeste Lemm. Father of Teresa Brown, Pamela Moon, Dennis and Thomas Lemm. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of seven.

MANVILLE, Joanne M., 69, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, May 22. Wife of Steve Manville. Mother of Amy Foster and Chuck Manville. Grandmother of four.

MAURER, Tonya, 70, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, May 10. Wife of Charles Maurer, Jr. Mother of Lisa, Greg, Kevin, Randy and Steve Maurer. Sister of Donald Roberts. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of five.

MCNAMARA, Robert B., 91, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 22. Husband of Elly McNamara. Father of Beth Baker, Louise Frasure, Mary Henrichsen, Clare Houk, Patrice Shebeck, Kathleen Sisk and Steve McNamara. Brother of Dick McNamara. Grandfather of 24. Great-grandfather of 11.

MORGAN, Rosemarie, 90, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 17. Mother of Paula Morgan. Aunt and Great-aunt of several.

MOSES, Barbara, 84, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, May 14. Wife of Damon Moses. Mother of Julie Dailey, Debora Marino and Robert Moses. Sister of Catherine Lorenz, Mary Margaret Werner and John Rigrish. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of nine.

RING, Marilyn, S., 87, Christ the King, Indianapolis, May 24. Mother of Cheryl Ring Corey, Susan, Robert and J. Steven Ring. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of one.

ROMANSKI, Ann Marie, 86, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, May 22. Mother of Julie Martin and John Romanski. Sister of John and Robert Flynn. Grandmother of three.

SCHNEIDER, Kenneth, 83, St. Mary, Lanesville, May 27. Husband of Flora Bell Kirby. Father of Joy Ewing, Julie Weathers, James, Kerry, Lawrence and Richard Schneider. Brother of Mary Eisert, Donald and Herbert Schneider. Grandfather of eight.

SHERRY, Sr., Don R., 82, St. Paul, Tell City, May 15. Father of Peggy Greer, Bob and Jeff Sherry. Brother of Ray Ann Cribbs, Roseann Kronenwetter, Kathleen Lanzel, Barbara Linder and Dave Sherry. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of eight.

STEPPE, Catherine E. (Foradori), 92, St. Benedict, Terre Haute, May 21. Mother of Margaret Price, Alice, Helene, Mary, James and Joseph Steppe. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of seven.

STRITT, Helen, 90, Christ the King, Indianapolis, May 11. Aunt of one. Great-aunt of one.

TEBBE, Beverly, 86, St. Michael, Brookville, May 11. Mother of Debra Beck, Brian, Jeffrey and Scott Tebbe. Sister of Bruce Sherwood. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 20.

TORRES-ZUNIGA, Adan, 68, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, May 18. Husband of Cristian Selene Torres. Father of Adandra Torres-Martin, Adilene, Angelo, Antonio and Rodolfo Torres. Brother of Adelina, Esperanza, Margarita, Ruby, Alejandrino, Daniel, Joel, Juan, Rodolfo and Rogelio Torres. Grandfather of nine.

VASSILO, Agnes C., 95, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, May 19. Mother of Michele Murley, Kevin and Mark Vassilo. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of four.

WILHELM, Patricia, 83, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 24. Wife of Jim Wilhelm. Mother of Michelle Brown, Sue McVey, Maureen TerBeek, Margaret Wheatley, Matthew and Michael Wilhelm. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of three.


Benedictine Sister Theresine Will served in Catholic schools, as archbishop’s housekeeper

Benedictine Sister Theresine Will, a member of Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beech Grove, died on May 15 at the St. Paul Hermitage in Beech Grove. She was 91.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, no public funeral was celebrated. The burial took place at the sisters’ cemetery.

Sister Theresine was born on Sept. 10, 1928, in Evansville, Ind. After graduating from the former Immaculate Conception Academy in Ferdinand, Ind., she entered the Benedictine Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand. Sister Theresine professed temporary vows on June 14, 1950, and perpetual vows on Aug. 10, 1953. She later was a founding member of Our Lady of Grace Monastery, which was founded by Monastery Immaculate Conception.

Sister Theresine earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education at the former St. Benedict College and a master’s degree at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Ind.

In the archdiocese, she taught at Christ the King School in Indianapolis from 1951-56, at the former Our Lady of Grace Academy in Beech Grove from 1956-68 and St. Ambrose School in Seymour from 1977-83.

Sister Theresine assisted at Our Lady of Grace Healthcare, her monastery’s infirmary, from 1985-92. She then served as housekeeper for the archbishop of Indianapolis from 1992 until she retired from ministry in 2006.

Sister Theresine is survived by Elaine Pokorney of Evansville, Judy Vogler of Jeffersonville, Cyril, Donald, Leo, Marvin and Mike Will, all of Evansville, and Ramon Will of Newburgh, Ind.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Retired Sisters’ Fund, c/o Our Lady of Grace Monastery, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove, IN 46107. †

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