July 11, 2008


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BOONE, Joseph, 76, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, May 28. Father of Marjie, Darryl, Joseph Jr., Kevin and Philip Boone. Brother of Margaret Norris. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 20.

DALHOFF, Alene H., 85, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, June 28. Mother of Debbie Frederick, Pat Sherrard and Michael Dalhoff. Sister of Tina Brown. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of three.

DAUBY, Louis I., 66, St. Gabriel, Connersville, June 25. Husband of Elizabeth Dauby. Father of Jennifer Napier, MaLinda Thompson and Christopher Dauby. Brother of Alberta Howell, Sharon Overton and Emma Schipp. Grandfather of five.

DICKMAN, Brian J., 48, St. Louis, Batesville, June 26. Father of Erin, Mallory and Megan Dickman. Son of Richard and Irene Dickman. Brother of Carmen Belter, Colleen Doll, Nancy Kinker, Mara Kruthaupt, Geralyn Litzinger, Shelia Merkel, Ellen Paul, Karen Snuffer, Ann Sweeney, Daniel and Dennis Dickman.

HALLERMAN, Rosemary M., 83, Christ the King, Indianapolis, June 23.

HOFFMAN, John H., 76, St. Joseph, Corydon, June 14. Husband of Mary Gayle (Byrd) Hoffman. Father of Brenda Mosier, Rebecca and John Hoffman. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of two.

JONES, Willie, 90, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, July 1. Father of Wilma Cross and Jennifer Jones. Brother of Arthur Jones. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of five.

LAHRMAN, Charles Edward, 76, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, June 22. Husband of Vicki Lahrman. Father of Lisa Derringer and Craig Lahrman. Stepfather of Tracey Allen and Rob Deakin. Grandfather of 11.

LAMPPERT, Alvin F., 84, Holy Family, Oldenburg, June 28. Husband of Luella Lamppert. Father of Carol Dobson, Catherine Quick, Cheryl Tekulve, Cindalee and Charles Lamppert. Brother of Joseph and Robert Lamppert. Grandfather of 12. Great-grand­father of five.

LANGEVIN, Warner, 70, St. Mary, Richmond, June 18. Husband of Lena Langevin. Father of Debra Blair, Cynthia Roberts, Pamella and Warner Langevin Jr. Brother of Larry, Ron and Virgil Langevin. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of six.

LOHRMAN, Rosemary G., 79, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, June 28. Wife of Jack Lohrman. Mother of Maggie Johnson, Joan Prusa, Mary Schmoll, James, Joseph, Michael and William Lohrman. Sister of Katherine Massing. Grandmother of 16. Great-grand­mother of one.

LOUREIRO, Marilyn Sue, 69, St. Monica, Indianapolis, June 21. Wife of Eduardo Loureiro. Mother of Michelle Allen and C. Michael Loureiro. Grandmother of three.

MINNIS, Mark, 75, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, June 25. Husband of Patricia (Carr) Minnis. Father of Kevin, Paul and Timothy Minnis. Brother of Joseph Minnis. Grandfather of five.

MITCHELL, Lucille G., 89, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, June 26. Mother of Elaine Wegesin and Mary Lou Wellman. Sister of Charlotte Thornberry and Charlie Cain. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of three.

PFISTER, Charles, 58, St. Mary, Lanesville, June 18. Son of Elisabeth Pfister. Brother of Janet Hamilton, Teresa Pittman, Louise Richmer, Patricia and James Pfister. Uncle of several.

RATLIFF, Kimberly Joan (Williams), 50, St. Monica, Indianapolis, June 26. Wife of Peter Ratliff. Mother of Shea Ratliff. Daughter of Donna (Tweddale) Williams. Sister of Shari and Bret Williams.

RODE, Bruce M., 41, Mary, Queen of Peace, Danville, June 16. Husband of Teresa (Carter) Rode. Father of Austin, Savannah and Ryan Rode. Stepson of Sherri Rode. Brother of Darren Shick and Kevin Rode.

ROLLES, Retired Air Force Col. Joseph Peter, Jr., 87, St. Paul, Leesburg, Fla., March 4. Father of Janet Martin, Linda, Sandra, Susan and Joseph P. Rolles III. Brother of Frances Kenney. Grandfather of two.

ROSE, Mariann, 66, St. Mary, Richmond, June 16. Mother of Cheryl Runnels, Lori Lange and David Rose. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of two.

ROUTIER, Charlene A., 70, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, June 28. Wife of Larry Routier. Mother of Joyce and Roy Routier. Sister of Barbara Patterson, Kenneth and Raymond Wisker. Grand­mother of one.

SHELTON, Thomas R., 67, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, June 25. Father of Scott, Sean and Stan Shelton. Brother of Susie Schmidt and Jerry Shelton. Grandfather of two.

SOYACK, Mafalda, 93, St. Joseph, Universal, May 30. Mother of Anna Marie and Paul Soyack Jr.

STAHL, Rose Mary (Murphy), 87, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, June 15. Mother of Joan Andrews, Diane, Edward and Howard Stahl. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of one.

STEEB, Josephine, 79, St. Roch, Indianapolis, June 27. Sister of Rosemary Thiel.

STEMLE, Shirley, 76, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, June 13. Mother of Susan Kruer, Bill, Brian and Matt Stemle.

STEVENS, Henry E., 78, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, June 18. Husband of Patricia Stevens. Father of Diane Strahl, Cindy Stevens-Tollar, David, John and Roger Stevens. Brother of Marlene Killips and Marcia Sobony. Grandfather of 14. Great-grand­father of six.

TANTILLO, Providence Miceli, 92, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, July 1. Mother of Mary Ann Agresta, Provi Chase and Scena Whitney. Grand­mother of seven. Great-grand­mother of 10.

WOLBER, William George, Sr., 81, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, May 30. Father of Teresa, Andrew, Dr. Paul, Dr. Robert and William Wolber Jr. Grandfather of nine.

Benedictine Father Benet Amato served as a pastor and teacher

Benedictine Father Benet Amato, a monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, died on July 1 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was 56.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 4 at the Archabbey Church at Saint Meinrad. Burial followed at the Archabbey Cemetery.

Lawrence Amato was born on June 27, 1952, in Jersey City, N.J. He earned a bachelor’s degree at the former Saint Meinrad College in 1974 and Master of Divinity degree at Saint Meinrad School of Theology in 1979.

He was invested as a novice monk in 1974, professed his simple vows on Aug. 15, 1975, and was ordained to the priesthood on April 29, 1979.

After his ordination, he served as associate pastor of St. Mary Parish in Huntingburg, Ind., in the Evansville Diocese, for three years.

He also served at St. Isidore Parish in Bristow; Holy Spirit Parish in Louisville, Ky.; and St. Paul Parish in Tell City, from which he also served St. Michael Parish in Cannelton and St. Pius V Parish in Troy.

Father Benet had been a teacher and administrator at Saint Meinrad College and Saint Meinrad School of Theology. He also served as the director of recruitment for both schools for several years and worked in Saint Meinrad’s Development Office.

In 1990, he taught at St. Xavier High School in Louisville.

In recent years, Father Benet served as the infirmary chaplain at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Ind.

At the time of his death, he was the resident chaplain at St. Augustine Home for the Aged in Indianapolis.

Surviving are his mother, Myra Amato, and a sister, Carolyn Amato, both of New Jersey.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad, IN 47577. †

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