June 19, 2009


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BERGMAN, Jerome Albert III and Grace Elizabeth, infants, St. Jude, Indianapolis, June 6. Twin son and daughter of Jerome and Mandie (Curran) Bergman II. Grandchildren of Jerome and Marian Bergman and Donald and Brenda Curran. Great-grandchildren of Charles and Sallie Curran.

BRANDON, Rosalia Agnes (Hession), 91, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, May 28. Mother of Patricia, Christopher, Daniel, David and John Brandon. Grandmother of four.

CERTAIN, Mabel Alice, 92, Sacred Heart, Clinton, May 29. Mother of Frank and Tom Certain. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of four.

CIALDELLA, Ronald Patsy, 72, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, June 3. Husband of Georgine Cialdella. Father of Denise Giddens, David, Matthew and R.J. Cialdella. Grandfather of seven.

DAUBY, Clarence J., 90, St. Paul, Tell City, June 4. Father of Gerald and Larry Dauby. Brother of Delores James and Albert Dauby. Grandfather of four.

EVANS, Elizabeth, 80, St. Paul, Tell City, May 23. Wife of Murrel Evans. Mother of Karen Dixon, Sheila Knable and Mike Evans. Sister of Rose Brumfield, Anna Labhart, Clara Litherland and Lloyd Sabelhaus. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of three.

FORTWENDEL, Mark, 55, St. Pius V, Troy, May 11. Father of Joey and Scott Fortwendel. Son of Melba Fortwendel. Brother of Angela Jackson, Rita Smith, Jody, John, Rick and Sam Fortwendel. Grandfather of four.

FURGE, Mary, 87, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, May 29. Mother of Susie Eliot and Robert Furge Jr. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of one.

HARPENAU, Paul, 78, St. Isidore the Farmer, Bristow, June 6. Father of Kim Balbach, Maurice, Mike, Roger and Ryan Harpenau. Brother of Rita Mulzer and Hubert Harpenau. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of one.

HOLZER Sr., Charles J., 85, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, May 31. Husband of Joan Holzer. Father of William Holzer. Brother of Mary Roll, Tony and William Holzer. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of nine.

HUNTER, Dolores M., 80, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, May 31. Wife of James Hunter. Mother of Denise Burnett, Carla Merritt and Michael Hunter. Sister of Mary Ann Chandlee, Dorothy Stamper and Jacob Kremer Jr. Grandmother of eight.

KAUFMAN, Edward J., 88, St. Paul, Tell City, May 31. Husband of Catherine Kaufman. Father of Becky Vincent, Darrel and Dave Kaufman. Grandfather of nine.

KLEAVING, Frieda, 86, St. Isidore the Farmer, Bristow, May 27. Mother of Esther Goffinet, Glenda Gogel, Ruth Strobel and Gilbert Kleaving. Sister of Anna Doogs. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of 18.

LIME, John F., 88, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, June 2. Husband of Betty Lime. Father of Rita Garrison, Peggy Seay, Ursula Wilson, James, John and Tony Lime. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of 18. Great-great-grandfather of one.

MILLEN, Albert S., 81, St. Rita, Indianapolis, June 2. Father of Natalie Smith, Anthony and Bruce Millen. Grandfather of four.

NOHL, Thomas, 83, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, May 28. Husband of Marieanne Nohl. Father of Marie Comer, Jane Elliott, Anne Traub, James, John, Paul, Thomas, Timothy and Vincent Nohl. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of five.

RUDOLPH, Benjamin M., 73, St. Michael, Cannelton, May 14. Husband of Rosie Rudolph. Father of Carol Genet, Debbie, Steve and Tony Howell. Brother of Ruth Ann Goodman, Ethel Smith, Wanda Stephens, Charles and Donald Rudolph. Grandfather of five.

SHORT, James W., 88, St. Anne, New Castle, June 4. Father of Jayne Short.

UPTON, Martha K., 86, Christ the King, Indianapolis, May 30. Mother of Johanna Harding, M. Heidi Jeffs and David Upton. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of three. Great-great-grandmother of two.

VINSON, Todd, 32, St. Paul, Tell City, April 13. Father of Jacob Vinson. Son of Marty and Carol Vinson and Rick and Barb Fortwendel. Brother of Valerie Cole, Beth Fortwendel, Carin Kelly, Kristi Scott, Abby Stutsman and Brian Vinson. Grandson of Melba Fortwendel, Gloria Lindauer and Lucile Vinson.

WATTS, Carolyn Ann, 77, St. Paul, Tell City, June 4. Wife of Ned Watts. Mother of Susan Jordan, Christopher, David, Michael and Timothy Watts. Sister of Elizabeth Easley and Robert Boone. Grandmother of 11.

Providence Sister Wendy Workman taught at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

Providence Sister Wendy Workman died on June 6 at Mother Theodore Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 58.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on June 12 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Wendy Kay Workman was born on Dec. 11, 1950, in Gilman, Ill.

She entered the congregation of the Sisters of Providence on Aug. 23, 1975, and professed her first vows on Aug. 15, 1978, and final vows on Aug. 19, 1984.

Sister Wendy earned a bachelor’s degree in education at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree at the University of Iowa.

During 33 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered as a physical education teacher for five years at Catholic schools in Oklahoma and Illinois.

In 1984, Sister Wendy joined the faculty in the physical education department at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College adjacent to the motherhouse. She taught there from 1984-87.

In 1987, she suffered severe brain damage when she was struck by a truck while riding a bicycle.

After several years of rehabilitation therapy, Sister Wendy was again able to give service at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and at the motherhouse from 1998 until 2001 when she began her ministry of prayer full-time at the motherhouse.

Surviving is a step-brother, Peter Workman of Alamo, Calif.

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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