January 9, 2009


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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ABBOTT, Edna M., 88, St. Michael, Brookville, Dec. 9. Mother of Rose Jenkins, Bonnie Zirkle, Alan, Keith and Mark Abbott. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of three.

BOERSTE, Donora L., 75, St. Paul, Tell City, Dec. 6. Wife of Ralph Boerste. Mother of Dean Boerste. Sister of Deanna Freeman.

BRILL, Theodore F., 82, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Dec. 2. Father of Marguerite Dyben, Katherine Morris, Patricia Northrup, John and Theodore Brill. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of eight.

BROCHIN, Edna E. (Hedges), 100, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Dec. 2. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 23. Great-great-grandmother of 10.

DELANEY, Patricia C., 82, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Dec. 15. Wife of Bernard Delaney. Mother of Kathy Benson, Carol Burkhart, Mary Ann McGuire, Dennis, Jim, Marty, Michael and Pat Delaney. Sister of Theresa Basso. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of nine.

DUERSTOCK, Vincent W., 75, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Dec. 12. Husband of Ann Duerstock. Father of Sue Aguilar, Donna Holder, Wanda Stako, James and Richard Duerstock. Brother of Helen Tebbe, Cyril, Kenneth, Marvin and Urban Duerstock. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of one.

EBERLE, Bernadine Elizabeth (Toby), 90, St. John the Baptist, Starlight, Dec. 14. Mother of Donna Hoying, Marie Kaufman, Diane Owens, Marilyn Shumate, Benedictine Sister Anita Eberle, Patricia, Jim, Larry, Paul and Tom Eberle. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of three.

ECKSTEIN, Daniel L., 56, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Dec. 10. Husband of Ruth (Reed) Eckstein. Father of Daniel Eckstein III. Brother of Dianne Boatner and Judith Lehmkuhler.

GAHAGEN, David L., 55, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Dec. 14. Husband of Cathy Gahagen. Father of Sarah Leach and Chris Gahagen. Brother of Patti Lahay, Kevin and Richard Gahagen. Grandfather of two.

GREULICH, Lorine B., 86, St. Paul, Tell City, Nov. 13. Wife of Carl Greulich. Mother of Dianne Brown, Sandra Faella and Patricia Luekens. Grandmother of two.

GRIESHOP, Timothy W., 55, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Dec. 13. Husband of Janice (Struewing) Grieshop. Father of Kelly Stephon. Son of Rita Giesting. Stepson of Joseph Giesting. Brother of Jeffrey Grieshop.

HAMMER, Elvin, 81, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, Dec. 5. Husband of Irene Hammer. Father of Joan Conrad, Cheryl Elder, Beverly Tucker and E. Wayne Hammer. Brother of Mary Hublar. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of one.

HASSE, Marian (Gallagher), 89, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Nov. 19. Mother of Beth Bruce, Ann Miller, Susan Reed, Gregory and Thomas Hasse. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of 14.

HENNINGER, Lillian June, 85, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Nov. 4. Mother of Father George Henninger and M. Jeff Henninger. Sister of Georgia Smith. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of five.

HEYDON, James R., 72, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Dec. 6. Father of Deneen Carlson, Debbi Munn, Dean and Larry Heydon. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of two.

HOLPP, Patricia A., 70, St. Paul, Tell City, Nov. 22. Mother of Susan Dixon and Monica Dufont Tunks. Sister of Yvonne Lindauer, Herberta Seibert, Cletus and Gordon Taylor. Grandmother of seven.

JACSO, Lucy M., 75, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Dec. 15. Wife of Paul Jacso. Mother of Lucinda Grove, Laurinda Johnson, James and Jeffrey Jacso. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of one.

KRUER, Arthur G., 93, St. Mary, New Albany, Dec. 5. Uncle of several.

LAKER, Rose M., 85, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Nov. 23. Mother of Susan Cline, Annette Conlon, Michele and Rick Laker. Sister of Theresa Bergman, Annie Glasgow and Joseph Zappia. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of nine.

LANCASTER, Jane, 91, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, Dec. 9. Mother of Anne Pratt, Ronald and Van Lancaster. Grandmother of three.

LANDMAN, Robert John, 62, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Dec. 6. Husband of Jody (Walther) Landman. Father of Molly Nehrling, Joseph, Dr. Louis and Michael Landman. Brother of Kathie Church and Susan Yaggi. Grandfather of two.

LASLIE, Bernard L., Sr., 71, St. Michael, Cannelton, Sept. 7. Husband of Sarah Laslie. Father of Charles Laslie. Brother of Dorothy Banks, Louise Bradley and Gertie Kincaid. Grandfather of five.

LUTGRING, Rosalie E., 87, St. Paul, Tell City, Dec. 8. Wife of Paul Lutgring. Mother of Mary Jo Hubert, Rachel Isabell, Gayle Sisley, Pat Solbrig, Daniel, Jeff, Phillip and Steve Lutgring. Sister of Mary Atkinson. Grandmother of 21. Great-grandmother of seven.

McKAY, Zita M., 75, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Dec. 10. Wife of Robert McKay. Mother of Elaine Hobbie, Michael and Peter McKay. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of five.

MINTO, Thomas, 81, St. Paul, Tell City, Oct. 21. Father of Pamela Minto. Brother of Chris Minto.

O’CONNOR, Mary Lou, 76, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Dec. 13. Wife of Edgar O’Connor. Mother of Eileen Ellis, Carol Simpson, Sharon Van Tilburg, Kathleen and Marie Clare O’Connor. Sister of Joan Feeney. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of two.

O’NEIL, David C., 87, St. Augustine, New Albany, Dec. 6. Brother of Mary Catherine Mitchell and James O’Neil Jr.

PIERCE, Arthur L., 80, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Nov. 25. Father of Cindi Flom and Sheri Harris. Stepfather of Mary Henderson and David Pearson. Brother of Phyllis Johnson and Lowell Pierce. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of eight.

RATZ, Arthur Karl, 93, Holy Rosary, Indianapolis, Dec. 15. Father of Mary, James, John, Richard, Thomas and William Ratz. Brother of Cecelia Minor and Lawrence Ratz. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of one.

ROBISON, Michael, 75, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Nov. 30. Father of Cheri Steiber, Patricia Thomas, Chris and Kevin Robison. Grandfather of five.

SCHINDLER, Mary Dolores, 92, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Nov. 30. Mother of Jeanne Denny, Joyce Schmitt, Bud and John Schindler. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of 23.

SCHNEIDER, Lawrence L., 72, St. Mary, Greensburg, Dec. 4. Husband of Betty (Nieman) Schneider. Father of Michelle Laudick, Company of Mary Sister Kathy Schneider, Jennifer, David, Robert and Ronald Schneider. Brother of Mary Ann Ramer. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of one.

SCHNIEDERS, Patricia (Stark), 88, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 6. Mother of Kitty Gerdes, Bobbi Gumino, Helen Hughes, Susie Peebles and Steve Schnieders. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 15.

SCHOCH, Edna (Bryant) Schmaltz, 91, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Nov. 12. Mother of Beverly Marston and Donald Schmaltz. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of 24. Great-great-grandmother of five.

SCOTT, Noeline Ann, 62, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 14. Wife of Junior Curtis Scott. Mother of Jennifer O’Neill and Bill Scott. Sister of Ann Cecil, Mary Ott and Josie Shaw. Grandmother of two.

SEUFERT, David L., 44, St. Michael, Brookville, Dec. 5. Son of Shirley Seufert.

SPUGNARDI, Joseph E., 80, Annunciation, Brazil, Dec. 2. Father of Angela Clark, Allan and Tony Spugnardi. Brother of Joan Brown. Grandfather of six.

TRENKAMP, Mary Ann, 82, St. John, Enochsburg, Dec. 4. Mother of Liz Horstman, Rita Jackson, Jean Krieger, Lanie Siefert, Del, George, Hank, Jerome, Mike, Pete, Steve and Tim Trenkamp. Sister of Cecile Eckstein, Martha Larkcom, Dorothy White, Kathleen and Charles Kremer. Grandmother of 37. Great-grandmother of 13.

VOGELSANG, Mary E., 82, St. Louis, Batesville, Dec. 12. Mother of Debbie Amberger, David, Gary, John, Ron and Tom Vogelsang. Sister of Rosemarie Hausman and Eugene Walke. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of three.

WALKER, Catherine Elizabeth, 91, SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Indianapolis, Dec. 20. Aunt of Ed Greene.

WATSON, David, 28, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Terre Haute, Nov. 24. Son of Joseph and Lisa Watson. Brother of Melissa Smith, Elizabeth and Matthew Watson. Grandson of Gayle Robertson, Wayne and Mary Watson.

WEBER, Janet S., 43, St. Nicholas, Sunman, Dec. 12. Wife of Ron Weber. Mother of Samantha and Jon Weber. Daughter of Wilbur and Norma Schebler. Sister of Barb Carpenter, Deb Kohrman, Beth Preston and Tom Schebler. Grandmother of one.

WEISENBACH, Bertha C., 87, St. Louis, Batesville, Dec. 14. Aunt of several.

WITHEM, Mary F. (Holtsclaw), 45, Holy Cross, Indianapolis, Nov. 22. Wife of William Withem. Stepmother of Michael Strandburg. Foster mother of Ashley and Francis Rose. Sister of Phyllis Breedlove, Sheryl Flannigan, Gordon, Mark, Rick and William Holtsclaw.

WYSONG, Ethel M., 100, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 8. Mother of Jeri Spaulding.

ZEIHER, Dorothy L., St. Matthew, Indianapolis, Nov. 25. Mother of Pam Cook, Cordel and Kendall Zeiher. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of one.

Providence Sister Serena Ziolkowski was a teacher and principal

Providence Sister Serena Ziolkowski died on Dec. 13, 2008, at Mother Theodore Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 90.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Dec. l8, 2008, at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery at the motherhouse.

The former Jennie Cecilia Ziolkowski was born on April 13, 1918, in Saskatchewan, Canada.

She entered the congregation of the Sisters of Providence on July 16, 1936, professed first vows on Jan. 23, 1939, and professed final vows on Jan. 23, 1945.

Sister Serena earned a bachelor’s degree in education at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles and a master’s degree in education at Xavier University in Cincinnati.

During 72 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered in education as a teacher for 42 years and as a principal for six years at Catholic grade schools in Indiana, Illinois, California and New Hampshire.

In the archdiocese, Sister Serena taught at St. Anthony School in Indianapolis from 1940-44, the former St. Margaret Mary School in Terre Haute from 1951-56, St. Paul School in Sellersburg from 1957-63, the former St. Catherine School in Indianapolis from 1967-70 and St. Joan of Arc School in Indianapolis from 1970-73.

She also served as a principal at the former St. Leonard School in West Terre Haute from

1963-65 and the former St. Catherine School in Indianapolis from 1968-70.

In 1987, Sister Serena returned to the motherhouse, where she ministered in a variety of capacities. In recent months, she served full-time in the ministry of prayer.

She is survived by a sister, Helen Ziolkowski of Glendale, Ariz.

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

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