January 30, 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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KLUMP, John M., 57, St. Paul, New Alsace, Jan. 6. Husband of Debra (Woolwine) Klump. Father of Joe, John Jr. and Justin Klump. Son of John and Hilda Klump. Brother of Mary Booker, Cindy Hilty, Kay Nocks, Rick and Tom Klump.

LOHRMAN, Jack Franklin, 78, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Jan. 4. Father of Maggie Johnson, Joan Prusa, Mary Schmoll, James, Joseph, Michael and William Lohrman. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of one.

LYNCH, Paul, 86, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Dec. 17. Father of Judy Aughe, Michele Collins, Kevin and Paul Lynch. Brother of Mary Ann Means, Laura Mae Southgate and Bud Lynch. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of six.

LYNN, Adrienne, 74, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, Dec. 28. Wife of Stanley Lynn. Mother of Pat Duran, Barb Maloney, Janet McCarty, Bob, Mark and Stan Lynn. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of four.

MACKELL, Daniel, 46, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Jan. 8. Son of Edward and Mary Lou (Rogers) Mackell. Brother of Janet Conti, Jeanne Davis, Ellen Smith, Bernie, Frank and James Mackell.

McAULEY, Ann E., 78, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Dec. 18. Mother of Kathleen Sandlin, Faith Williamson, Mary, Robin and James McAuley IV. Sister of Mary Brennan, Richard and Robert Funk. Grandmother of six.

McCAULEY, Virginia, 81, St. Mary, New Albany, Jan. 8. Wife of Walter McCauley. Mother of Carolyn Grangier and Mildred Lamb. Stepmother of Bettie Ann Henderson. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 37. Great-great-grandmother of 11.

McLAUGHLIN, James W., 74, St. Mary, New Albany, Dec. 31. Husband of Betty (Sullivan) McLaughlin. Brother of Betty Jones, Franciscan Sister Noreen McLaughlin, Bob and Tom McLaughlin.

MEISBERGER, Frances, 88, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 17. Mother of Kathy Runyon and Louis Meisberger. Sister of William James. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of six.

MIEDREICH, Walter, 97, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Nov. 13.

MUGGLEWORTH, Sandra J., 60, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Jan. 11. Wife of Richard Muggleworth. Mother of Kate Clark. Sister of Suzanne Hornbeck. Grandmother of two.

MURTAUGH, Justin, 89, St. John the Baptist, Dover, Dec. 20. Father of Jeanette O’Loughlin, Ellen Patterson, Margaret Wilson and Joe Murtaugh. Brother of Vera McGuire and Marian Rentmeesters. Grandfather of three.

NEUWIRTH, Mary Janet, 47, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Jan. 9. Wife of Greg Neuwirth. Daughter of Clifford and Marilyn Stockdale. Sister of Skip Stockdale.

NEVILLE, Thomas N., Sr., 62, St. Agnes, Nashville, Jan. 15. Husband of Cindy Neville. Father of Kelli and Thomas Neville Jr. Grandfather of one.

O’BRIEN, Donald Edward, 84, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Jan. 11. Father of Donetta Waling. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of one.

O’CONNOR, Mary Lou, 76, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Dec. 17. Wife of Edgar O’Connor. Mother of Eileen Ellis, Carol Simpson, Sharon Van Tilberg, Kathleen and Marie O’Connor. Daughter of Pearl (Butler) Bullock. Sister of Joan Feeney. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of two.

OTT, Wilma, 80, St. Mary, Lanesville, Jan. 5. Mother of Carol Fulkerson, Fred, John, Kenny, Larry and Tony Ott. Sister of Martha Cox, Jean Dethy, Frances Eveslage, Dale, Marvin and Paul Kiesler. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of seven.

PETERS, Nick, 47, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Dec. 30. Husband of Kathy (Newman) Peters. Father of Elizabeth and Nicholas Peters. Son of Agnes (Kotso) Peters. Brother of Eleanor, Mary, Andrew, Joe and Dr. John Peters.

PHELAN, Hugh Francis, Jr., 72, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Dec. 25. Father of Elizabeth Ennis, Angela Hornaday, Susie McSwain, Teresa Short and Joseph Phelan. Brother of Rita Boyle and Mary Jo Brewer. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of one.

PIANCA, Alicia Margarita, 72, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, Jan. 14.

RIPPERGER, Sylvester, 70, St. Peter, Franklin County, Jan. 5. Husband of Betty Ripperger. Father of Shari Rauch, Tammey Robben, Brian and Roger Ripperger. Brother of Janet Fuchs, Marian Ratz, Charles, Francis and Michael Ripperger. Grandfather of 15.

ROGIER, Mary M., 49, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Jan. 18. Wife of Al Rogier. Mother of Adam and Andrew Rogier. Sister of Danny, John and Mike Fenton.

ROSNER, Mildred, 83, St. Joseph, Indianapolis, Dec. 24. Mother of Sharon Lakey, Theresa Smith, Jerry, Joe and John Rosner. Grandmother of 15. Step-grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 28. Great-great-grandmother of five.

SCHUCK, Luella, 91, St. Michael, Brookville, Jan. 6. Mother of Gerry Lucas, Patty Reece, Betty Stivers, Bill, David, Jim and John Schuck. Grandmother of 36. Great-grandmother of 43. Great-great-grandmother of 23.

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

SELLMER, Donald E., 83, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Dec. 25. Father of Dona Khiani, Janna and Randall Sellmer. Brother of Rose Harris, Frances and William Sellmer. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of one.

SMITH, Mildred (Lime), 89, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Dec. 18. Mother of Phyllis Cross, Dorothy Morris, Debra Schore, Doris Waters and David Smith. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 26. Great-great-grandmother of three.

SOMMER, Edith J., 93, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 4. Mother of Jane Fowler. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of five.

SPERKO, Anne E., 83, St. Matthew, Indianapolis, Jan. 2. Mother of Katherine Vargo and Walter Sperko. Grandmother of three.

TEBBE, Virginia E., 71, St. Michael, Brookville, Jan. 2. Wife of Keith Tebbe. Mother of Terri Gardner, Wendy Patheja, Andy and Brad Tebbe. Sister of Joan Lake, Sylvia Lunsford, Floyd, Merlin and Robert Gesell. Grandmother of 10.

TUNNY, Ervin Thomas, 79, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, Dec. 13. Husband of Amalia Tunny. Father of Charmaine Crosley, Carolyn and Edward Moore. Brother of Generose, Marita, James and William Tunny. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of one.

UNVERZAGT, Walter, 81, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Dec. 16. Husband of Margaret (Gelhert) Unverzagt. Father of Jody Diekhoff, Maryann Sharp and Diane Stadtmiller. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of 12.

WAYMIRE, James E., 77, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Dec. 9. Father of Amy, Deborah, James, Thomas and William Waymire. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of three.

WERNER, Ralph N., 79, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Jan. 10. Father of Pam Swinford, Ralph and Ray Werner. Brother of Mary Grace Bischoff, Joan Fassler, Dottie Gilman, Rosie Lohman, Bette Oligee, Alean Saunders and Tom Werner. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of three.

WILLIAMS, Leona E., 95, St. Louis, Batesville, Jan. 15. Mother of Connie Deal, Jennifer Eisert, Diane Harpring, Bertha Miller, Ramona Stille, Barbara Whalbring and Joan Weisenbach. Grandmother of 37. Great-grandmother of 69. Great-great-grandmother of three.

WILSON, Raymond, 79, St. Andrew, Richmond, Jan. 5. Father of Debbie Ramsey. Son of Edna Wilson.

WRIN, Dorothy A., 95, St. Patrick, Terre Haute, Dec. 12. Mother of Eileen Egenolf and Margy Fauber. Sister of Marguerite Klain and James Rice. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 12.

ZEISER, David W., 59, St. Nicholas, Sunman, Dec. 23. Husband of Ellen (Hines) Zeiser. Father of Kristen Drake, Kimberly Rygielski and John Zeiser. Brother of Joan Pessler, Ruth Reif, Kathleen Reynolds, Virginia Stewart, Marie Stoffel and John Zeiser. Grandfather of three. (correction)

ZUPANCIC, Mary Rose, 89, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Jan. 14. Mother of Martha Kivett, Cynthia Michaelis, Mary Annette Poynter and Tom Zupancic. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of nine. †

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