September 2, 2005


† May the souls of the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace †

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.

ABEL, Robert E., 82, Holy Family, Richmond, Aug. 20. Father of Stephen Abel. Brother of Betty Lou Ruby. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of three.

BEHLER, Mary E., 76, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Aug. 14. Wife of William A. Behler. Mother of Diane Hudgens, Donna Keogh, Barbara, Jim and Paul Behler. Sister of Phyllis Scott. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of two.

BERTSCH, Paul J., Sr., 70, St. Andrew, Richmond, Aug. 8. Husband of Norma Bertsch. Father of Veronica Decker, Norma Jean Gustavsen, Susan Hempel, Linda Molina, Maria Roesch and Paul J. Bertsch Jr. Brother of Marga Gomeringer, Maria Seifriz, Rosie Wikle, Edgar and Klemens Bertsch. Grandfather of 20.

BESS, Margaret A., 79, Immaculate Conception, Millhousen, Aug. 23. Mother of Richard and Robert Witkemper. Stepmother of Donna Howlett, Barbara Otto, Diane Sloan, Paul and Richard Bess. Sister of Marjorie Siebert and Lester Keene. Grandmother of six. Step-grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 24.

BREITENBECK, William J. , 82, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Aug. 20. Husband of Mary E. Breitenbeck. Father of Connie Boles, Jean Bradshaw, Barbara Brown, Debbie Graham, Bill and Tom Breitenbeck. Brother of Lucy Kollar, Terri Pierce, Margie Ramsey, Anna Schultz, Sister Agnes Breitenbeck and Dick Breitenbeck. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of two.

BURRIS, Elizabeth, 90, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Aug. 10. Mother of Marilyn Albin. Sister of Peg Craft. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of six.

DALTON, Anna Katherine, 90, Annunciation, Brazil, Aug. 19. Mother of Patricia Bratton, J. Thomas and Dr. Michael Dalton. Grand­mother of 10. Great-grandmother of 14.

DILLANE, Matthew Joseph, 88, St. Mark, Indianapolis, Aug 22. Husband of Anna L. (Matthews) Dillane. Father of Susan Powell, Theresa and Matthew Dillane Jr. Brother of Kathleen Kremer and John Dillane. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of four.

FAULKENBERG, Ruth, 81, Holy Cross, St. Croix, Aug. 10. Mother of Helen Tucker and Joe Faulkenberg. Sister of Billie Rissler. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of nine.

FLINN, Hilda Anderson, 81, St. Leonard of Port Maurice, West Terre Haute, Aug. 11.

FOSSI, Lillian, 89, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Aug. 10. Wife of Peter Fossi. Mother of Joyce Sztello. Sister of Mary Frances, Phyllis Settipani and David Lepovitz. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of one.

FRANICH, Rudolph T., 83, St. Simon the Apostle, Indian­apolis, Aug. 14. Father of Marcia Lamb and Janet Pittman. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of two.

HOBBS, Margaret L., 89, Prince of Peace, Madison, Aug. 15. Mother of Lois Mahoney. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of one.

HOLTKAMP, Chad David, 25, St. Mary, Greensburg, Aug. 17. Son of David and Joyce (Mayes) Holtkamp. Brother of Michele Frye and Christy Norton. Grandson of Ella Mae Holtkamp.

JANSEN, James Walter, 77, St. Thomas Aquinas, Indian­apolis, Aug. 16. Husband of Margaret Ann Jansen. Father of Susan Scotten, James, John, Mark, Maurice, Michael, Patrick, Paul and Thomas Jansen. Brother of Laetitia Zimmer.

KOPP, Susan Ellen, 71, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Aug. 16. Wife of Howard Kopp. Mother of Mary Graf, Catherine O’Connell, Gregory and Stephen Kopp. Sister of William Piper. Grandmother of four.

LIVERS, Patricia J., 79, Annunciation, Brazil, Aug. 21. Sister of Penelope Hiestand, David and Jon Livers.

MEYER, Carl S., 95, St. Anne, Hamburg, Aug. 18. Father of Dennis, George, James, Lawrence and Thomas Meyer. Grandfather of 20. Great-grandfather of 36.

MILLER, Margaret Jean, 78, St. Gabriel, Indianapolis, Aug. 20. Wife of Robert Miller. Mother of Randy, Tim and Tom Miller. Sister of Pauline Mackey. Grandmother of nine.

NOONE, Cecilia Blanche(Toomey), 91, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Aug. 23. Mother of Lucille Shiver, Jack and Michael Noone. Grandmother of seven.

ORBERSON, Wallace Lee, 72, St. Augustine, Jefferson­ville, Aug. 11. Husband of Betty Orberson. Father of Teresa and Ron Chadwell. Brother of Dorothy Heitzman, Nancy Leach and William Orberson. Grandfather of two.

OSBORN, Alma B., 91, St. Peter, Brookville, July 29. Mother of James and William Osborn. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of eight.

PEIN, Rose Marie (Phelps), 85, Holy Name, Beech Grove, Aug. 11. Mother of Linda Katherine Canull and David Pein. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of two.

POGUE, John H., 83, St. Mark, Indianapolis, Aug. 21. Husband of Elizabeth J. (Matthews) Pogue. Father of Nancy Kitchin, Cathy Nelson, Janet Schnieders and Marsha Soderholm. Grand­father of 11.

RETZNER, Raymond, 87, St. Anthony, Morris, Aug. 4. Father of Cecilia, Helen, Rita, Joseph, Martin and Raymond Retzner.

RISCH, Elsie, 95, St. Bridget, Liberty, Aug. 18. Mother of Sheldon Risch. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of six.

ROBERGE, Evelyn M., (Jones), 83, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Aug. 23. Mother of Jean and Tom Roberge.

ROSS, Darrell G., 57, St. Mary, Richmond, Aug. 17. Husband of Valerie Ross. Father of Kimberly Brooks, Kyle, Stacy and Rod Ross. Son of Olivia (Winkle) Ross. Brother of Joanne Cox, Jesse Daugherty, Eunice Kendall and Duane Alcorn. Grandfather of four.

SCANLON, Virginia Mae (Alerding), 87, Holy Name, Beech Grove, Aug. 18. Mother of Maureen Bauer and Nancy Pieper. Sister of Cecialia Gartelman and Robert Alerding. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of five.

SCHAEFER, Bertha J., 99, St. Paul, New Alsace, Aug. 18. Mother of Alfred Jr., Elmer, John, Harry, Ralph, Raymond and Robert Schaefer. Sister of Rosemary Conrad, Bertha Pfliegel and Lester Schaefer. Grandmother of 37. Great-grandmother of 56. Great-great-grand-mother of four.

SCHEIDLER, Charles F., 91, St. Mary, Greensburg, Aug. 23. Husband of Elizabeth (Labarbera) Scheidler. Father of Kathleen Mobley, Frank, Gerald and Thomas Scheidler. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of seven.

SCHWARTZ, Margaret B., 86, St. Pius V, Troy, Aug. 18. Mother of Earl, Jerry and Murl Schwartz. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of five. Step-great-grandmother of two. †


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