October 28, 2005


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.

BECRAFT, William Edward, 52, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Oct. 14. Son of Ralph and Donna Becraft. Brother of Joanna Brown, Kathy Williams, Chris, Jim and John Becraft.

BROWN, Loretta L. (McDaniel), 98, St. Mary, New Albany, Oct. 15. Mother of Hilda Howard, Vivian Lung, Mary and Ben Brown. Sister of Deal McDaniel and Celestine Neilson. Grandmother of 23. Great-grandmother of 49. Great-great-grandmother of 25.

CHUNDERLIK, Margaret L. (McMullen), 78, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Oct. 15. Mother of Lou Ann Ward and Frank Chunderlik III. Grandmother of three.

DeMORE, Salvatore John, Sr., 80, Holy Name, Beech Grove, Oct. 13. Husband of Frances (Minasola) DeMore. Father of Louise, Marie, Theresa, Francis, Joseph and Patrick DeMore. Brother of Shirley Lohman, Carol and Lena DeMore. Grandfather of 13. Step-grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of three. Step-great-grandfather of three.

GEIS, Russell G., 81, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Oct. 18. Husband of Mary Jo (Townsend) Geis. Father of Ellen DuBois. Grandfather of one. Brother of Paul and Robert Geis.

HEBAUF-WATKINS, Elizabeth, 77, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Oct. 1. Mother of Tonya Broussard, Debbie Cribbet, Sharon Farthing, Rebecca Rogers, Connie Vinup, Melissa, Michael and William Watkins. Sister of Celest Engel, Mildred King, Dan, Don, Firman and Melvin Hingsbergen. Grandmother of 25. Great-grandmother of 14.

KAMRADT, Virginia Frances (Kaiser), 74, St. Mark, Indianapolis, Oct. 16. Wife of William E. Kamradt. Mother of Theresa Jones, Brian and Eric Kamradt. Sister of Mary Lou Scales and Robert Kaiser. Grandmother of nine.

KLENE, Orville J., 85, St. Mary, Greensburg, Oct. 17. Father of Nora Ann Dunn. Brother of Deloris Dwenger, Dorothy Smith, John and Stanley Klene.

LOSCHKY, Joseph G., 91, Holy Name, Beech Grove, Oct 11. Husband of Louise (Suding) Loschky. Father of Joan Wolfe, Allan, Craig and Jerrald Loschky. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of two.

MURRELL, Jack, 76, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Oct. 10. Father of Denise Farrell, Dianne Mitro, Edward, Matthew, Michael, Robert and Thomas Murrell. Brother of Jerry Murrell. Grandfather of 12.

NUNLIST, Roy C., 46, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Oct. 17. Father of Jana Hager. Brother of Geralynn Goldsmith, JoAnn Peters and Michael Nunlist. Grandfather of two.

PEARSON, Chleada, 74, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Terre Haute, Oct. 19. Mother of Lynn Stout, Donna, Brian, Donald and Kevin Pearson. Sister of Mary Jo Melvin. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of five.

RAAB, Katharina, 91, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Oct. 11. Mother of Anna Elizabeth Lehmann.

ROCHFORD, Barbara, 79, St. Thomas Aquinas, Indianapolis, Oct. 13. Wife of George Rochford. Mother of Deborah Carpenter, Dianne Gibson and G. Thomas Rochford Jr.

SCHMALZ, Mildred C. (Cummins), 87, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Oct. 18. Mother of Bill and Larry Schmalz. Grandmother of four.

SCOTT, Omer, 86, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Oct. 13. Father of Michael Scott. Brother of David and Kenny Scott. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of several.

SPRINGER, David Edward, 25, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Oct. 7. Son of Janet Springer. Brother of Patrick Springer. Grandson of Robert Rosemeyer.

STEIN, Helen R., 91, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Oct. 15. Mother of Mary Catherine Bir and Joseph Stein. Grandmother of two.

SWISHER, Charlotte M. (Salmon), 85, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Oct. 14. Mother of Mary Jane Grubb, John and Tom Swisher. Sister of Alice Crockett. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 11.

WATSON, Ellen Jewell, 74, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Oct. 16. Sister of Evelyn Groves and James Watson. Half-sister of Nancy and Delbert Watson. †

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