January 19, 2007


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ANNEE, Carl, 98, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 22. Father of Emilie Dillingham, Virginia Orr, Phyllis Wecker, Carl, John and Mark Annee. Brother of Louis Annee Sr. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of five.

ANTE, Martha L., 82, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Dec. 18. Wife of Louis E. Ante. Mother of Carol Ann Hagerty, Mary Johnson, Joseph and Louis Ante. Sister of Richard Thompson. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of four.

ARMBRUSTER, Celia, 77, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Dec. 17. Wife of Melvin Armbruster. Sister of Betty Mulroy. Grandmother of two.

BRAWNER, Mildred, 92, Prince of Peace, Madison, Dec. 30. Mother of Carolyn and Larry Brawner. Sister of Norma Sommer. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of eight.

BRIDGEWATER, Genoveva, 72, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Dec. 25. Mother of Linda Winzenread, Michael and Steven Bridgewater. Grand-mother of eight.

CAREY, Mary Patricia, 81, St. Luke, Indianapolis, Jan. 5. Mother of Mary Carey. Sister of Rosemarie DaPuzzo, John and Michael Haney.

CLEMENTS, Jenette, 76, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Dec. 27. Mother of Maria Matthews and James Totten II.

CONNOR, Norma Jean, 73, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 2. Wife of Robert Connor. Mother of Cheryl Connor-Shelton, Daniel, Gary, Richard, Robert, Thomas and Timothy Connor. Sister of Ann Deever. Grandmother of 23. Great-grandmother of 10.

COSTANTINO, David M., 66, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Dec. 31. Father of Angela Costantino-Hardrick and Tony Costantino. Son of Margherita (Pizzo) Costantino. Brother of Angela Keith. Grandfather of two.

COYLE, George, 86, St. Paul, Tell City, Dec. 27. Father of Patricia Ann Vaal, Bob and David Coyle. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of 10.

DEERY, Paul C., 86, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Jan. 2. Father of Janet Wolfe, Joanne, Jerome and Terry Deery. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of one.

DeLAURO, Mary, 88, St. Mary, Richmond, Dec. 27. Mother of Sue Bockhofer and Jerry DeLauro. Sister of Erma Butler, Elise Duke and Jerry DeLauro. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of six.

DIERKES, Carmen, 67, Prince of Peace, Madison, Dec. 11. Wife of Larry Dierkes. Mother of Francisco Ongkiko. Stepmother of Paula Powell and Todd Dierkes. Sister of Florence Abad and Francisco Ongkiko Sr. Grandmother of three. Step-grandmother of one.

EXMEYER, Marjorie, 86, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Dec. 17. Wife of Leland Exmeyer Jr. Mother of Susan Kormann and R. Clark Exmeyer. Grandmother of two.

FRY, Wayne E., 57, Immaculate Conception, Millhousen, Jan. 4. Husband of Mary Ann Fry. Father of Jenny Ruble, Darin and Daryl Fry. Son of Velma Fry. Brother of Donald and Kenneth Fry.

FROGGE, Mary A., 94, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, Jan. 2. Mother of Mary Cline, Kathy Shaw, John, Maurice and Sam Frogge. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 12. Great-great-grandmother of two.

GALLAGHER, James Daniel, 67, St. Matthew, Indianapolis, Dec. 24. Husband of Karen Gallagher. Father of Julie Hatfield, Jean Havlin, Susan Tyler, Katie, Sara, Joe and Steve Gallagher. Brother of Irene Woolen, Dick and Joe Gallagher. Grandfather of 11.

GOLDMAN, Charlotte (Nagy), 81, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Dec. 30. Wife of Norm Goldman. Mother of Denise Casper, Rosemary Iacoli, Peggy May, Susan Pugh, Liz Robinson, Janice Thompson, Jim Goldman and Martin Nagy. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of 12.

HAMMETT, Juanita, 87, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Nov. 4. Mother of Patricia Mader. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of three.

HAPAK, Dr. Francis M., 81, St. Luke, Indianapolis, Jan. 4. Husband of Charlotte Hapak. Father of Holly Betz, Madeline Osborne, Tracy Schick, Charlotte Shaut, Susan, Haydon and Mark Hapak. Brother of Violet Pykosz.

HAYDEN, Mattie C., 93, St. Joseph, Corydon, Nov. 16. Mother of Delbert, James and Larry Hayden. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 14.

HOLMAN, David C., 63, St. Mary, Greensburg, Jan. 4. Husband of Donnalene Holman. Father of Sheila Allen, Kristina Bowling, Michelle Doll, Cher Meehan, Rhonda and John Holman. Brother of Patricia Ann Fife. Grandfather of nine.

HOOD, Robert E., 57, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 23. Stepson of Chuck and Olive Crawford. Half-brother of Mary Houston and Linda Ragan.

HUBBS, Martina M., 49, St. Paul, Tell City, Dec. 24. Sister of Linda Anderson, Meg Boswell, Kitty Farquhar, Annie Fowler, Sue Masterson, Jane Meek, Vicky Smith, Bea Ann Spahn, Emily Weddle, Bill, Charlie and Mark Hubbs.

HUNTEMAN, Martha E., 87, St. Louis, Batesville, Dec. 30. Mother of Jo Ann Toepter and Robert Hunteman. Grand-mother of five. Great-grandmother of three.

JONES, Cecilia R., 82, St. Joseph, Corydon, Dec. 2. Wife of Kenneth Jones. Mother of Martha Blaney, Joyce Korte, Doris, Daniel, Gregory and Timothy Jones. Sister of Barbara Beard and Clara Pruitt. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of one.

KAHN, Sharon (O’Neill), 69, Prince of Peace, Madison, Dec. 21. Mother of Mauara, Maureen, Sharon and Philip Kahn Jr. Sister of Lou Costello, Kay Isleib, Margaret Reese, Eileen, Ed and Kevin O’Neill. Grandmother of four.

LANG, Seivren Anthony, 28, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Nov. 23. Son of Leland and Jeanine Lang. Brother of Tyler Lang.

LEMING, Louise (O’Brien), 88, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Dec. 15. Mother of John, Richard and Tom Leming. Sister of Richard O’Brien. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of three.

LORBER, Dr. James M., 67, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Dec. 12. Husband of Jerry Marie Lorber. Father of Paula Chapla, Diann, Jon, Michael and Patrick Lorber. Brother of John Lorber. Grandfather of four.

MALANDER, David M., 47, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Jan. 2. Husband of Lori Ann (Hofmeister) Malander. Father of Annie, Katie and Michael Malander. Son of Rosemary and Terry Malander. Brother of Kimberly and Steven Malander.

MARTEL, Camilla A., 90, Holy Family, New Albany, Dec. 29. Mother of Linda Swibold and J. Richard Martel. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of one.

MARTIN, Maryellen (Gartland), 89, St. Luke, Indianapolis, Dec. 20. Mother of Margo Bodansky, Mary Ellen Inglis, Mary Nye, Maureen, M. Peter, Michael and Richard Martin. Sister of Kathryn Finneran and Elizabeth Grimes.

MATTINGLY, Harold J., 89, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 12. Father of Danny, James and John Mattingly. Brother of Pauline Mershon, Veronica Zervas, Kenneth and Ralph Mattingly. Grandfather of several. Great-grandfather of several.

McLAUGHLIN, Vincent J., 87, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 12. Father of Helen Hinshaw, James, Robert, Thomas, Vincent and William McLaughlin. Grandfather of 16.

MILEATO, Anna Marie, 84, St. Simon the Apostle, Indiana-polis, Dec. 20. Mother of Rosanne Merz. Grandmother of one.

MILLER, Ruby G., 71, St. Luke, Indianapolis, Dec. 20. Mother of Beverly Farra and Sylvia Miller.

MUÑOZ, Eric Isaias Vargas Valero, 27, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Jan. 1. Father of Antonio Muñoz. Stepfather of A’Sean Street. Son of Kim Maria Vargas. Brother of Amanda MacDonald and Daniel Melton. Grandson of Shirley Vargas.

PAPPIN, Phillip J., 82, Holy Family, Richmond, Dec. 2. Father of Lisa Johnting and Vincent Pappin. Brother of Helen Smarrelli. Grandfather of five.

PIOTROWSKI, John, 25, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Dec. 26. Son of John Piotrowski and Rachel Carlock. Brother of Cassie Piotrowski. Grandson of Jack and Joan Carlock, Charles Piotrowski and Casimer Rompala.

PROCTOR, Dorothy C., 91, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Dec. 18. Mother of Walter Proctor Jr. Grand-mother of two. Great-grandmother of two.

REEVES, Ronald D., 58, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Oct. 25. Father of Andrea Vaught. Son of Margaret Morgan. Brother of Rita Burger, Richard and Roger Reeves. Grandfather of three.

RESSLER, Charles F., 89, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Jan. 2. Brother of Dorothy Ingels and Betty Kulczak.

RIDER, Daniel Lee, 65, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, Dec. 13. Husband of Eileen (Etter) Rider. Stepfather of Suzie Blair, Beth, David and Rick Cameron. Brother of Mona McAdams, David and Leo Rider. Grandfather of three.

RISSELMAN, Hazel A., 92, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Dec. 17. Sister of Mary Mabel Jones, Charles and Kenneth Risselman.

ROBINSON, Margaret A., 96, St. Paul, Tell City, Dec. 19.

RODGERS, Rita J., 71, Prince of Peace, Madison, Dec. 10. Mother of Bernice Craig, Winifred Inskeep, Mary Pike and Deborah Rodgers. Sister of Beatrice Smith, Patricia Thomason, Carl and Rudy Forman. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 12.

ROEDER, Cecelia, 100, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Dec. 29. Mother of Charles, Donald and Norbert Roeder. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 14. Great-great-grandmother of one.

SCHNELL, Ollie V., Jr., 74, St. Paul, Sellersburg, Nov. 27. Husband of Sue Schnell. Father of Dianna Moore and Donna Schnell. Son of Barbara Schnell. Brother of Monica Morris, Mary Jo Sheely, Gerald and Robert Schnell. Grandfather of one.

SCHUTZ, Mary Ursula, 88, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Dec. 19. Wife of John Schutz Jr. Mother of Jeanne Brashear, Ivar Zzyznius, Sara and David Schutz.

SEDAM, Ernest, 76, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Dec. 17. Husband of Clara Sedam. Father of Lori Riley, Renita Seldowitz, Marjorie, Daniel and Thomas Sedam. Brother of Ralph Sedam. Grandfather of six.

SEIFRIED, William H., 92, Sacred Heart, Jeffersonville, Dec. 28. Husband of Catherine Seifried. Father of Cathy O’Bryan and Bill Seifried. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of eight.

SELLMER, Winthrope C., 88, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Dec. 8. Father of Jeanne Johns, Jim and Joe Sellmer. Grandfather of four.

SHIRLEY, Eleanore A., 79, St. Luke, Indianapolis, Dec. 20. Mother of Karen Shirley. Sister of Ronald Nemec.

SLATTERY, John R., 87, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Dec. 3. Husband of Elizabeth Slattery. Father of Linda Hagen and Jackie Hokanson. Brother of Donald Slattery. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of four.

SLEVIN, John F., 72, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Dec. 3. Father of Debbie Armbruster, Kay Inman, John and Patty Slevin. Brother of Catherine Drown. Grandfather of 10.

SNEDIGAR, William, 79, St. Anne, New Castle, Dec. 25. Husband of Mary H. Snedigar. Father of Melanie, David and Michael Snedigar. Brother of Clara Dean Neal. Grandfather of five.

SPRIGLER, Viola C., 88, Holy Family, New Albany, Dec. 20. Mother of Sherry Geary, Melvin and Richard Sprigler. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 11.

STEMLE, Donald Gene, 50, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Dec. 25. Son of Otto and Betty Stemle Sr. Brother of Otto Jr. and Rick Stemle.

STILL, Winifred V., 47, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Dec. 19. Wife of Robert Still. Mother of Jason and Mitch Still. Sister of Thelma Marsh, Carrie, Donald and John McClarnan. Grandmother of one.

SUDING, Leona C., 91, St. Louis, Batesville, Dec. 18. Mother of Virginia Mellene-Steward. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of seven.

TEPE, Carol, 69, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 4. Mother of Janice Williams. Grandmother of four.

THOMPSON, Karen, 50, Sacred Heart, Jeffersonville, Dec. 19. Wife of Robert Thompson. Mother of Eric and Jason Thompson. Daughter of Mary Weyer. Sister of Cheryl Herrington and Kathy Smith.

THRASH, Gary, 55, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Nov. 15. Son of Helen Thrash. Brother of Debbie Poole and Judy Yast.

TOSCHLOG, Charles, 79, St. Andrew, Richmond, Dec. 9. Father of Connie Lee Keith and Charles Toschlog. Stepfather of Connie Voiles and Cindy Tucker. Brother of Betty Hart. Grandfather of several. Great-grandfather of several.

TRAGESSER, Marian L., 88, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Dec. 14. Mother of Bill, Don and Jim Tragesser. Sister of Leroy Ends. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of two.

VERPLANK, Gerald, 73, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Dec. 14. Husband of Linnea (Hoover) Verplank. Father of Theresa Begert, Catherine Campbell, James and Robert Hoover. Grandfather of eight.

WASHINGTON, William Ray, 55, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, Nov. 25. Husband of Marita Washington. Father of William Washington. Brother of Maria Adams, Cecelia and Randy Washington.

WEATHERS, Melissa Lynn, 38, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Nov. 20. Wife of Thomas Weathers. Mother of Abby and Drew Weathers. Daughter of Cletus Day and Nancy Foster.

WEINTRAUT, Elvin, 93, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, Dec. 17.

WETHERALD-GISLER, Trina S., 45, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 18. Wife of Matthew Gisler Jr.. Mother of Sierra Wetherald. Daughter of Dorothy (Monroe) Muffley. Sister of Linda Smith. Grandmother of one.

WICKER, Byron A., 92, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Dec. 18. Husband of Frances Wicker. Father of Carol Deckard and Jeanne Robinson. Brother of Kathryn Sebastion and James Wicker. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of 17.

WOHLHIETER, James Michael, 40, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Dec. 10. Son of James and Pamela Wohlhieter. Brother of Anne Branham.

Providence Sister Dorothy Souligny ministered in U.S. and Taiwan

Providence Sister Dorothy Souligny, also known as Sister Marie Christopher, died on Dec. 12 at Mother Theodore Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 72.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Dec. 15 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

The former Dorothy May Souligny was born on Feb. 23, 1934, in Hammond, Ind.

She entered the congregation of the Sisters of Providence on July 22, 1956, professed first vows on Jan. 23, 1959, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1964.

During 50 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered as a teacher and college professor in five dioceses in Indiana, Illinois and abroad in Taiwan.

In the archdiocese, Sister Dorothy taught at Sacred Heart School in Terre Haute from 1959-60 and the former Ladywood Academy in Indianapolis from 1965-69.

She also ministered at Providence Self-Sufficiency Ministry in New Albany from 1996-2001 and at the motherhouse from 2001-04.

From 1970-77 and 1984-88, Sister Dorothy taught at Providence College in Taiwan. She served as the congregation’s regional superior there from 1979-83.

Also in Taiwan, she ministered at the Maryknoll Clinic from 1983-84 and St. Theresa Opportunity Center from


Sister Dorothy began her prayer ministry with the senior sisters at the motherhouse in 2004.

Surviving are a brother, Donald Souligny of Meridian, Miss., and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876.

Holy Cross Brother Keric Dever served in the U.S. and Brazil

Holy Cross Brother Keric Dever, a native of Indianapolis, died on Nov. 23 in Austin, Texas. He was 82 and had been a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross for 62 years.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Nov. 26 at the chapel at St. Joseph Hall at St. Edward’s University in Austin. Burial followed at Assumption Cemetery on the university grounds.

The former Jerome Patrick Dever was born on Nov. 4, 1924, in Indianapolis. He graduated from Cathedral High School in 1942.

On Jan. 15, 1943, he entered the congregation’s St. Joseph Novitiate at Rolling Prairie, Ind.

He made his first profession of vows on Feb. 2, 1944, and his final profession of vows on Aug. 16, 1947.

For 33 years, Brother Keric served as an educator or administrator at seven schools operated by the Congregation of Holy Cross.

Brother Keric also volunteered for the foreign missions, and served in Brazil from

1974-85. From 1983-85, he was district superior of the Holy Cross brothers in Brazil.

From 1988-94, he was assistant provincial and steward of the congregation’s Southwest Province. †

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