February 8, 2013


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ARMIN, Josephine, 90, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Jan. 12. Mother of Mary Osting and Diane Smith. Sister of Paul Schmidt. Grandmother of five.

BRADY, James, 81, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Jan. 18. Husband of Bernie (Cullin) Brady. Father of Lori Moff, Martha Ritchey, Emily York and Linda Brady. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of five.

CLICK, Barbara, 82, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Jan. 13. Mother of Lenard Brown, Rita Hammond, Kim Young, Mary Quiett, Robin Tetrick, Elaine Tobin, Carol White, Betsy, Jess, Kevin and Paul Click. Sister of Pauline Pinnick, Carolyn Smith, Peggy Welch and Bill Rathz. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 14.

CRANEY, James Jerome, 80, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Jan. 17. Brother of Carolyn Bouchie and Jack Craney. Uncle of several.

CRITNEY, Francis J., Jr., 64, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Jan. 12. Husband of Barbara Critney. Father of Amy, Jackie, Nathaniol and Scott Critney. Brother of Margaret May, Diana Olmstead, John and Rick Critney. Grandfather of nine.

DEVLIN, Bernard Leon, 85, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Jan. 11. Father of Nanci Albrecht, Nikki Longworth and Alisa Pittrizzi. Brother of Patricia Ingmire, Carmel and Lee Devlin. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of three.

EDWARDS, Mary Lois, 89, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Jan. 16. Mother of Mary Therese, Irvin Jr., Michael and Patrick Edwards. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of one.

FAUST, Ralph A., 88, St. Anthony of Padua, Morris, Jan. 12. Husband of Alice Faust. Father of Karol Ingersoll, Pat Stenger, Bob, Greg, Rick and Tom Faust. Brother of Eunice Riehle and Virginia Werner. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of eight.

FILLENWARTH, Henry James, 80, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Jan. 11. Husband of Carolyn (Baker) Fillenwarth. Father of Mary Bowser, Julie Carson, Daniel, Dennis, Thomas and Timothy Fillenwarth. Father of Providence Sisters Joseph and Patty Fillenwarth and John Fillenwarth. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of six.

FOUTS, Jeannine Mary (Cordier), 83, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Jan. 18. Mother of Carol Fouts-Johnson, David and Stephen Fouts. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of six.

FREDERICK, Samuel R., 71, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Jan. 10. Brother of Therese Wheatley, Frances Schwartz, Mary, Edward, John, Joseph and Lawrence Frederick.

GEILING, David H., 57, St. Michael, Brookville, Jan. 10. Son of Rita Callahan. Brother of Michael Geiling.

GOODWIN, Richard B., 80, St. Louis, Batesville, Jan. 9. Father of Elizabeth Lattire, Lynn Robbin, Gregory, Jeffrey, Robert and Thomas Goodwin. Brother of Mary Frances and William Goodwin. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of 10.

HUGHEY, Jean, 96, St. Michael, Brookville, Jan. 9. Mother of Barbara Ernest, Mary Jo Timmerman, April Walters, Michael, R. Patrick, Robert and Timothy Hughey. Sister of Mary Miller. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of four.

KIRSCH, Regina, 93, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Jan. 8. Mother of Judge James and Robert Kirsch. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of three.

LEHMAN, Larry, 73, St. Andrew, Richmond, Jan. 10. Father of Tammy Asbury, Anita, Michelle and DeWayne Lehman. Stepfather of three stepchildren. Son of Phyllis Lehman. Brother of Cheri Conniff and Mark Lehman. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of 14.

McLEISH, Joseph Martin, 89, St. Monica, Indianapolis, Jan. 10. Husband of Elizabeth (Leppert) McLeish. Father of Claudia Majors, Rosemarie Miller and Michael McLeish. Brother of Elizabeth Cunningham, MaryAnn Helt, Dorothy Zahller, Archibald, Hugh, John and Richard McLeish. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of six.

PAAS, Doris, 95, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 11. Mother of John and Terry Paas Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of eight.

REED, James A., Sr., 90, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 16. Father of Linda Carde, Joan Darden and James Reed Jr. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of 14.

SCHEIDLER, Ruth, 91, St. Benedict, Terre Haute, Jan. 15. Mother of Jane Grimes, Andrea Thompson, Larry and Tom Scheidler. Sister of John and Louis Bedel. Grandmother of ten. Great-grandmother of 11.

SHEIBLER, June, 80, St. Andrew, Richmond, Jan. 11. Mother of Terry Scheibler. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of seven.

STRIBY, Frank James, 87, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Jan. 14. Husband of Virginia Striby. Father of Bill, Chris, Frank, John, Rick and Thomas Striby. Brother of Barbara Carr, Julia Jones, Loretta Schafer and Joe Striby. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of seven.

VAUGHN, Edward C., 96, St. Joseph, Corydon, Jan. 16. Father of Janice Bays, JoAnn Jeffries, June King, Jean, Jeffrey and Jim Vaughn. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of 24. Great-great-grandfather of four.

Benedictine Father Odilo Burkhardt ministered in South Dakota

Benedictine Father Odilo Burkhardt, a monk and priest of the Blue Cloud Abbey, which closed in August 2012, died on Dec. 30, 2012 at St. William’s Care Center in Milbank, S.D. He was 94.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Dec. 31 at the chapel at St. William’s. Burial followed at the Archabbey Cemetery of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad.

Father Odilo was a jubilarian of profession and priesthood, having celebrated 67 years of monastic profession and 62 years of priesthood.

Arthur George Odilo was born on May 4, 1918 in Indianapolis. After his mother’s death in 1924, he lived at the former St. Vincent’s Orphanage in Vincennes, Ind. As a young adult, he worked as a professional photographer.

He entered monastic life at Saint Meinrad Archabbey, professing first vows in 1945 and being ordained a priest in 1950. In 1952, he was assigned to Blue Cloud Abbey, a daughter house of Saint Meinrad. He transferred his vows to Blue Cloud in 1954.

At the monastery, Father Odilo served as a teacher, archivist, retreat master and, for a period, as the community’s subprior. He also ministered as pastor of parishes in South Dakota. †

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