April 20, 2012


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BASCH, Rebecca Jayne, 90, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, April 6. Mother of Shirley Linne, Susan Pennington, Bill, Jerry, John and Mark Basch. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of three.

BATES, Jane Elizabeth, 69, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, March 31. Sister of Franciscan Sister Linda Bates, John, Michael and Stephen Bates.

BERGER, Mary H., 84, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 5. Wife of Jim Berger. Mother of Beth Dodds, Nina Eads, Barbara Irwin, Linda King, Joe, Marty and Mike Berger. Grandmother of 21. Great-grandmother of 14.

BRAUN, Thomas J., 89, Immaculate Conception, Millhousen, April 5. Father of Virginia Marchel and Patricia Wuensch. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of one.

BRUTSCHER, John J., Sr., 91, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, March 25. Father of Nancy Elrod, Janice Reschar, John Jr. and Ted Brutscher. Brother of Robert Brutscher. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of four.

CASEY, Dr. Zenobia Ann, 47, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, March 31. Daughter of Sophia Casey. Sister of Rex Casey.

CINTO-GRANDE, Cenobio, 17, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, March 20. Son of Amadd Cinto-Tello and Constantina Grande-Perez.

DICKMAN, Louis A., 79, St. Maurice, Napoleon, April 2. Husband of Margaret (Herbert) Dickman. Father of Marcy Baumer, Deana Borgman, Melissa Burton, Teresa Peetz, Jennifer Rohl, Connie, Jeff, Jim, John and Kevin Dickman. Brother of Sylvia Fuentes, Shirley Suttmann, Alvin and Richard Dickman. Grandfather of 19. Great-grandfather of two.

DUGAN, Molly T., 93, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, April 1. Mother of Bernadette Allison and Vincent Stanich. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of 10.

FINK, John J., 86, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, March 29. Husband of Williametta Fink. Father of Jerryl Vaught, Janet Wilcoxen, John, Mark and Michael Fink. Brother of Patricia Farris. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of six.

GENTRY, Walter D., 98, St. Mary, Greensburg, April 5. Father of Mary Margaret Nobbe, Kathleen Preuss, Roselyn Sullivan, Barbara Walpole, Annette Wesemann, Donald and James Gentry. Grandfather of 25. Great-grandfather of 47. Great-great-grandfather of six.

GRATZER, Juanita, 88, St. Paul, Tell City, March 30. Mother of Roxanne Rust and C.A. Gratzer. Sister of Jean Goffinet and Billy Lee Sandage. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of five.

HARRIS, Mary, 88, American Martyrs, Scottsburg, March 28. Mother of Phyllis Cleary, Imogene Fulkerson, Charlotte Siegel and Gracie Winsett. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of nine.

JACKSON, Elmer H., 96, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, March 30. Husband of Mary Jackson. Uncle of several.

KIEFFER, Robert L., 77, St. Magdalen, New Marion, April 2. Husband of Martha (Caplinger) Kieffer. Father of Ann Dicken, Pam Mercer, Libby Scott, Mari Thielking and Bob Kieffer. Brother of Agnes Meltzer, Helen Richards and Edward Kieffer. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of four.

KRUER, Mary Margaret (Koetter), 87, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, April 8. Mother of Shirley Balmer, Wanda Bryant, Judy Curry, Margaret Fessel, Susie Morgan, Mary Ellen Rodriguez, Louise Stumler, Edward Jr., Jeff and Joe Kruer. Sister of Ruth Book, Carol Calandrino, Betty Sprigler, Pat Williams, Dottie Kruer and Jim Koetter. Grandmother of 24. Great-grandmother of 38.

MASCARI, Frank A., 89, St. Roch, Indianapolis, March 20. Father of Andy Hart, Liz Schoettle, Rita, Trese, Chris, Joe, Mike and Nick Mascari. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of four. (correction)

McALLISTER, Jim, 75, St. Agnes, Nashville, March 31. Husband of Sue McAllister. Father of Terri Engel and Jimmy McAllister. Brother of Mary Kirkman, Bill and Jerry McAllister. Grandfather of four.

McATEE, Patty J., 86, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, April 6. Mother of Paul McAtee. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of 11.

MILLER, Viola Jean (Hearne), 83, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, March 22. Wife of Morris Miller. Mother of Frank and Leslie Miller. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of six.

MOENTER, Gary, 69, American Martyrs, Scottsburg, April 8. Brother of Gayla Lecher and Ava Moenter.

OBERMEYER, Janey, 62, Holy Family, Oldenburg, April 4. Wife of Eddie Obermeyer. Mother of Denie Arnold, Marcie Trossman, Chad and Jason Obermeyer. Daughter of Anelda Moll. Sister of Barb Brannigan, Margie Dinn, Dottie Hoff, Ruthie Koetter, Rita Paul, Betty Rominger, Jerry, Joe, Mike and Paul Moll. Grandmother of 13.

PFLIEGEL, Bertha M., 72, St. John the Baptist, Osgood, March 30. Sister of Rosemary Conrad, Alfred, Elmer, Harry, Lester, Ralph, Raymond and Robert Schaefer.

PHARES, Clyde L., 87, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, April 6. Husband of Theresa Phares. Father of Deborah Dietz, Catherine Perry, Donald and Robert Phares. Brother of Dorothy Rocky and John Phares. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of four.

REICHLE, Bob, 81, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, April 2. Father of Bill and John Reichle. Brother of Duane Reichle. Grandfather of five.

SCHATTNER, Margaret Lucille (Hill), 86, St. John the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 9. Mother of John Schattner. Sister of Charles Hill.

SCHOENING, Delbert Francis, 73, St. Thomas More, Mooresville, April 2. Husband of Irene Schoening. Father of Julie Griffin, Janet Stoneking, Eric, Jon, Kurt and Nick Schoening. Stepfather of Susie Cole, Steve Delp, John and Robert Elmore. Brother of JoAnn McCain, Gerri Niva and Lou Strahl. Grandfather of 34. Great-grandfather of eight.

STEPHENSON, Donald Wayne, 65, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, March 17. Husband of Leah (Porzel) Stephenson. Father of Leah Roggeman and Michael Stephenson. Brother of Diane Moore, Danny, David and Dennis Stephenson. Grandfather of two.

STRANGE, William B., 82, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, March 26. Husband of Lillian (Petac) Strange. Father of Mary Anthony, Anne Piserchia, Joseph and William Strange Jr. Brother of Julia Bomalaski, Mary Hatfield, David and John Strange. Grandfather of nine.

SULLIVAN, Harold E., 85, Christ the King, Indianapolis, March 30. Husband of Carolyn Sullivan. Father of Marianne Cappel, Colleen Nelson, Suzanne Richards, Pam Wickham, John, Mike, Tim and Tom Sullivan. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of nine.

TEIPEN, Mary E. (Bruns), 85, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, March 22. Mother of Carla Kittler, Andrea Long, Betsy Robbins, Lisa, Margy, Susan and Michael Teipen. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of six.

THOMPSON, Ramona Joyce, 69, Holy Family, New Albany, March 10. Wife of William Thompson. Mother of Kelli Neafus, Pamela Pendleton, Ramona and Joseph Prestigiacomo. Sister of Leon, Terry and Wendell Raney. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of two.

WEINMANN, Martha Rose, 89, Holy Family, New Albany, March 17. Mother of Claire Drury, Marilyn Kerberg, Carolyn Makowsky, Patty Millman, Loretta Osborne, Aline Smith and Elaine Zipp. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of eight.

WILLIAMS, Debra Sue, 58, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, March 28. Mother of Kelli Clegg, Theresa Lomax, Angela, Robert and Warren Williams. Sister of Kelli Benner, Beverly Donnelly, Beth Reed, Patricia Stewart, Daniel, Johnnie, Kevin and Michael Conlin. Grandmother of nine. †

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