May 1, 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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CAMPBELL, Jeff, 47, Sacred Heart, Clinton, March 30. Father of Ivanna and Paul Campbell. Son of Lil Campbell. Brother of Joy Dust.

CASSE, Robert F., 80, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, March 31. Husband of Norma Jean (Harms) Casse. Father of Joan Carlson, Jennifer Hohlt, Michael and Steven Casse. Brother of Norman Casse. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of five.

CHANEY, Kathy M., 49, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, April 13. Mother of George and Josh Chaney. Daughter of Millie (Higdon) Bruner. Sister of Jackie Bond and Sandra Kim. Grandmother of four.

COLBY, Edward B., 90, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 7. Husband of Anita Colby. Father of Susan Colby. Brother of Margaret Jones. Grandfather of two.

CROOKS, John P., 57, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, April 12. Husband of Patricia Crooks. Father of Jennifer Dowdican and Allison Crooks. Grandfather of three.

DAVIS, James L., 68, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 13. Husband of Judith Davis. Father of Victoria Ward. Grandfather of one.

FELDMAN, Alfred J., 70, Immaculate Conception, Millhousen, April 19. Husband of Paulene Feldman. Father of Debbie Bergman, Richard and Ron Feldman. Grandfather of five. Step-grandfather of seven. Step-great-grandfather of seven.

FRANK, Joseph V., Jr., 81, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, April 14. Husband of Roberta Frank. Father of Cheri White, Beth, John and Joseph Frank III. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of one.

FRISQUE, Marvin V., 79, Prince of Peace, Madison, April 10. Husband of Carol Jean Frisque. Father of Steve Frisque. Brother of Iris, Elmer and Germaine Frisque. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of five.

GERYAK, Irene (Stanley), 78, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, April 7. Mother of Catherine Jones, Angela Wiczek, Paula, John, Joseph and Michael Geryak. Sister of Helen Dotson. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of five.

GRITT, Joseph, 81, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, April 26. Father of Debbie Adams, Jan Trimble and Jack Gritt. Brother of Mary Lashbrook, Regina O’Hara, Joan, David, George, Robert, Tom and William Gritt. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 14. Great-great-grandfather of one.

HAWKINS, Donald, 79, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, April 10. Husband of Mary Jo Hawkins. Father of Michele Brewer, Jo Clark, Sue Anne Hoffeditz, Gina and David Hawkins. Brother of Marilee Rexroad and Betty Sauer-Lemon. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of 11.

HOWLEY, Mary Alice, 67, Prince of Peace, Madison, April 11. Sister of Charles and Tom Howley.

JONES, Thelma, 89, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, April 11. Mother of Linda Alsip, Jennifer Endsley, Carolyn Francis and Richard Jones. Sister of Vivian O’Brien. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of nine.

KOETTER, John E., 69, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, April 9. Husband of Janice Koetter. Father of Pamela Baker, Kelly Brock and Eric Koetter. Brother of Ruth Book, Carol Calandrino, Dorothy Kruer, Betty Sprigler, Pat Williams, Mary Margaret, Dick and Jim Koetter. Grandfather of two.

KOLLROS, Bernice E. (Tellman), 88, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, April 18. Mother of Mary Ann Kollros and June Poiseno. Grandmother of two.

KONECHNIK, Rose, 90, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, April 11. Aunt of several.

LENIHAN, Brian Bartley, 36, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, April 9. Son of Kerry and Cheri Lenihan. Brother of Jason Lenihan.

LOOS, Mary E., 83, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, April 6. Mother of Sharon Straw, Michael and William Loos. Sister of Theresa Claxton, Charles and John Kasper. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of eight.

LOWE, Carla J., 80, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, April 6. Mother of Karla Theobald, Eric and Greg Lowe. Grandmother of five.

MULLENHOLZ, Dolores J., 78, St. Joseph, Indianapolis, April 14. Mother of Sara Allen, Jeannine and William Mullenholz. Sister of Peggy Hebel, Louise Kalinowski, Katie Leach and Kenneth Behrens. Grandmother of four.

NORDMEYER, Catherine F., 88, St. Louis, Batesville, April 16. Mother of Jane O’Grady and Mary Nordmeyer. Grandmother of two.

PRICKEL, Omer F., 84, St. Louis, Batesville, April 19. Husband of Naomi Prickel. Brother of Rita Stahley and Alban Prickel. Uncle of several.

RECKLEY, Daniel Robert, 59, St. Jude, Indianapolis, April 18. Husband of Lori Ann (Garriott) Reckley. Father of Danielle, Derek and Joseph Reckley and Zachary Jackson. Brother of Robert and Scott Reckley.

REYNOLDS, Nancy Lorraine, 67, St. Anne, New Castle, April 8. Wife of Garth Reynolds. Mother of Leannette Chandler, Sheila Rummel, Aaron, Gregg, Jeff, Joshua and Todd Reynolds. Sister of Virginia and Tom Fletcher. Grandmother of 14.

RICHARDS, Victoria R., 18, St. Maurice, Napoleon, April 2. Daughter of Carolyn Richards. Sister of Sarah Folsom, Jacob and Lucas Richards. Granddaughter of Anna McCullough. Step-granddaughter of Janice Deffenbaugh.

RITZI, Ruth Ann, 80, St. Michael, Brookville, April 9. Sister of Marie Selm.

SCHULER, James, 81, St. Charles, Milan, April 5. Husband of Glenna Schuler. Father of Trina Kohlmeier, Brenda Nickell, Cathy Richmond, Dennis, Joel, Michael, Ricky, Robert and William Schuler.

SHULTZ, Esther A. (Rein), 75, Holy Family, New Albany, April 14. Mother of Joyce West, Janet, Mary and Susan Schultz. Sister of Dorothy Eckhoff and Nancy Rein. Grandmother of two.

TAYLOR, Daniel J., 54, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, April 16. Son of Martha McCartney. Brother of Cindy Miceli, Sean McCartney and Patrick Taylor.

TRAYLOR, Deborah, 56, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 16. Wife of Charles Traylor. Mother of Lauren, Stacy and Jeff Traylor. Sister of Vicki Hundley and Cindy Kielman. Grandmother of two.

VEA, M. Virginia (Yulo), 72, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, April 15. Mother of Mary Elizabeth Vea-Smith and Rosemarie Vea. Sister of Carmen and Herita Yulo. Grandmother of six.

WALKER, Theresa, 82, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, April 11. Mother of Teri Clark, Jonelle Cubero, Janet Karolick, Janeen and Jon Walker. Sister of Agnes Decker, Josile Rider, Mary Wiecks, Ida, Leonette and Jerry Bursch. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of 13.

WALL, Ruby M., 90, St. Mary, New Albany, April 7. Mother of Shirley Richie-Froman, James, John and William Wall Jr. Sister of Walter Ledbetter. Grandmother of six. Step-grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of five.

WELLS, Julie, 49, St. Anne, New Castle, April 7. Wife of Steve Wells. Mother of Amanda Bryant. Daughter of Marion and Agnes Woolsey. Sister of Pam Denton, Debbie Fox and Mike Woolsey. Grandmother of two.

WICKSTROM, Anna E., 83, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, April 11. Mother of Laurie Burnell. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of six.

WILDMAN, Ruth C., 91, St. Michael the Archangel,

April 14. Mother of Mary Ann Coleman and Steve Wildman. Sister of Gertrude Jones. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of three. †

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