November 23, 2007


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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BECHER, Fred J., 85, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Nov. 3. Husband of Rosemary (Doyle) Becher. Father of Anne Barton, Maureen Sage, Edward, Gerald and Joseph Becher. Brother of seven. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of four.

EISENHUT, Richard J., Sr., 77, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Nov. 1. Husband of Donna Eisenhut. Father of Theresa Patee, Bob, Richard Jr. and Tim Eisenhut. Brother of Donna Ozbun, Penny, James and Joe Eisenhut. Grandfather of 10.

FREIBERGER, Willis M., 91, Holy Family, New Albany, Nov. 9. Husband of Mary (Blessinger) Freiberger. Father of Linda Freiberger. Brother of Eugene, Evans, Omer and Wilford Freiberger.

HAMMOND, Wilma J., 85, St. Joseph, Indianapolis, Nov. 7. Mother of Karen Lesher and Barbara Lynch. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of five.

HYLTON, Debra M., 54, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Oct. 29. Mother of Christina Gilpatrick, Katheryn and Mike Hylton. Daughter of Barbara Remmert. Sister of Bill Remmert. Grandmother of eight.

KIEBACH, David H., 47, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Nov. 5. Husband of Diana Kiebach. Father of Mackenzie and Sean Kiebach. Son of Rita Kiebach. Brother of Laura Emmons, Donna Phelps, Susan Short, Jack, Mike and Tom Kiebach.

KOHALMI, Laszlo, 92, St. Martha, Sarasota, Fla., ­formerly of Martinsville, Oct. 20. Husband of Lucia Kohalmi. Father of Csaba Kohalmi. Grand­father of two. Great-grandfather of three.

KONIECZCY, Stephen, 67, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Nov. 1. Husband of Carol Konieczcy. Father of Stephanie Brinley and Christine Heffern. Brother of James and Robert Konieczcy.

LONG, William James, 81, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Nov. 3. Husband of Dolores Joan (Beck) Long. Father of Rita Piersall, Paul and William Long. Brother of Nina Stirlen. Grand­father of six. Great-grandfather of three.

LYNN, Earl J., 91, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Nov. 11. Husband of Kathryn (Mayer) Lynn. Father of Gregory and Mark Lynn. Grandfather of one.

MARTIN, Irene Elizabeth, 99, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Nov. 5. Mother of Jan Forbes. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of four.

McALLISTER, Ruth F., 91, St. Mary, New Albany, Nov. 4. Mother of Patricia Gilchrist, Larry and Dr. William McAllister. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 13. Great-great-grandmother of two.

McCLUNG, Donald Edwin, 76, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Nov. 4. Husband of Margorie (Talbot) McClung. Father of Kim Aimone, Karrie Leak, Danni Pedigo and Andy McClung. Brother of Mildred Edlin and Frank McClung. Grandfather of six. Step-grandfather of three. Step-great-grandfather of two.

NEWBURG, Harry E., 74, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Indianapolis, Oct. 21. Father of Elizabeth Beyer, Mary Smith, Julie Stoneking, Karen Yde, Joseph and Steven Newburg. Half-brother of Geraldine Von Stein and Steve Woehler. Grandfather of several. Great-grandfather of several.

PEREZ, Martha Nestora, 75, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Oct. 24. Mother of Carlos and Tony Perez. Grand­mother of two.

QUINLIN, Mary L. (Ernst), 75, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Oct. 27. Mother of Sandra Bustle, Daniel and James Quinlin. Sister of Rita Goebel, Lucille Hendricks, Perline Schaeffer and Richard Ernst. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of three.

RAJER, Ann F. (Gazvoda), 89, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Nov. 2. Mother of Frank and Ronald Rajer. Sister of Rose Mary Medjeski and Frances Moss. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of three.

SOEL, Linda M., 58, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Nov. 3. Wife of Robert Soel. Mother of Stacy Brown, Amy, Matthew, Michael and Robert Soel. Daughter of Louise Dryer. Sister of Lucy Leighton, Michael and Peter Dryer. Grandmother of eight.

TONTE, Robert, 74, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Oct. 31. Father of Diana McCarthy, Deborah Watkins, James, Leonard and Robert Tonte. Brother of Alma Kuligowski, Barbara Markuse and Felix Tonte. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of nine.

VOYLES, Kathryn R., 85, Holy Family, New Albany, Nov. 3. Mother of Faye Banet and Lee Bowling. Sister of Nellie Rice. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 22. Great-great-grandmother of two.

ZOBEL, Edna Mae, 75, St. Mary, Greensburg, Oct. 31. Mother of Sue Stoneking, Carol Teague, Jim and Mark Zobel. Sister of Mary Ellen and Harold Menkedick. Grandmother of 11. †

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