July 1, 2016


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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ARMBRUSTER, Jeannie M., 52, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, June 16. Wife of Michael Armbruster Jr. Mother of Andrew, Michael and Paul Armbruster. Sister of Janet Huck, Terri, Daniel, David and Joseph Obergfell.

DOLAN, Patrick A., 92, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, June 14. Husband of Shirley Dolan. Father of Maureen Pearson, Erin Randle, Kevin and Patrick Dolan. Brother of Frances Dolan. Grandfather of nine.

GIESTING, Daniel L., infant, Holy Family, Oldenburg, June 4. Son of Louis and Amanda Giesting. Brother of Henry and Wilbur Giesting. Grandson of Lee and Mary Lou Giesting and Rick and Pat Flodder. Great-grandson of Wilbur Flodder.

HARRIS, Larry D., 75, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, June 4. Husband of Dianna Harris. Father of Dawn Tester and Kellie Maker. Brother of Nedra Boyd. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of three.

HAZELWOOD, Mary E., 74, Holy Family, Oldenburg, June 13. Mother of Charlotte Lussier, Margie Richardson, Christine, Charles and Keith Hazelwood. Grandmother of 11.

JANSING, Wilma Mae, 81, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, June 15. Mother of Karen Hattabaugh and Kathie Rhorer. Sister of Ellen Bulach, Ruth Gaynor, Joan Hoffmeier, Margie Kunkel and Betty Ripperger. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of three.

JONES, Gregory A., 49, Prince of Peace, Madison, June 11. Father of Brittany and Cassandra Jones. Son of Ronald Jones and Barbara Cooke. Stepson of Jackie Jones and J. Robert Cooke. Brother of Rick Jones. Grandfather of one.

KOETTER, David W., 61, St. John the Baptist, Starlight, June 12. Husband of Catherine Koetter. Father of Brooklyn Koetter and Beverly McKinley. Son of Betty Jean Koetter. Brother of Susie Fields, Darlene Kuzmic, Mark, Raymond and Regis Koetter. Grandfather of two.

KOWALIK, Charlotte M., 86, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, June 14. Mother of Kerri Kraus and Jeff Kowalik. Sister of Carol Ryan, Benedictine Sister Emmanuel and Charles Pieper. Grandmother of two.

KREUZMAN, H. Nick, 89, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, June 9. Father of Kathy Wilson, Bethann Wright, Linda, Danny, David, John and Mark Kreuzman. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of four.

LAWRENCE, Henrietta M. (Steining), 100, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis. Mother of Mary Ellen Krudy and Robert Lawrence. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of eight.

LOUDENBACK, C. David, 86, St. Jude, Indianapolis, June 20. Husband of Margaret Loudenback. Father of Becky Hoffman and Lora Reinhardt. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of two.

LYNCH, Margie L., 87, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, June 15. Mother of Jenny Endris, Anthony and Timothy Lynch. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 18. Great-great-grandmother of three.

MATTHEWS, Phyllis J., 83, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, June 16. Mother of Diane Bartlett, Gail Brown, Barbara Rice, Amy, David, Mark and William Matthews. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of seven.

PADAN, Dennis A., 56, St. Joseph, Rockville, May 23. Son of Dorothy Padan. Brother of Laura Padan Magnot, Bill, Bruce, Chris, George, Mike and Robert Padan. Uncle of several.

RIPBERGER, Henry M., 59, St. Gabriel, Connersville, June 2. Brother of Patrick Ripberger. Uncle of several.

ROBBEN, Harry J., 73, St. Mary-of-the-Rock, Franklin County, June 19. Father of Hans, Harry II, Herbert and Hugh Robben. Brother of Betty Siefke and Leroy Robben. Grandfather of 11.

SCHMALENBERG, Nancy J., 63, St. Mary, Greensburg, June 17. Wife of John Schmalenberg. Mother of Allison Allen and Nick Schmalenberg. Sister of Jeanne Schene. Grandmother of two.

SCHWEGMAN, Marjorie, 91, St. Michael, Brookville. June 15. Mother of Barbara Apsley, Velda Clark, Sharon Halcomb, Laura Hodapp, Joyce Kays, Janice Suding and Vernon Schwegman. Grandmother of 20. Great-grandmother of 11.

SILER, Dorothy I. (McAvene), 92, St. Gabriel, Connersville, June 2. Mother of Terry Siler. Stepmother of Carmen Gibbons and Phyllis Logan. Sister of Paul McAvene. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of several.

SIMS, Sheila R., 52, Prince of Peace, Madison, June 13. Daughter of Gail Sims. Sister of Alisa Anderson, Melody Cole, Kim Smith, Michael and Rob Sims. Aunt of several.

STENGER, Rita H., 87, All Saints, Dearborn County, June 12. Wife of Earl Stenger. Mother of Susan Dietz, Christy Eckstein, Andrea Hartman, Sandy Whitehead, Earl Jr., Jeff, John and Mike Stenger. Sister of Frances Bischoff. Grandmother of 22. Great-grandmother of 13.

STONE, Nelson W., 82, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, June 15. Husband of Patricia Stone. Father of Becky Decker, Jenny Kemp, Vicky Dee, David and Mike Stone. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of 27.

SWEENEY, Patricia (McGraw), 85, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, June 14. Mother of James and Jerome McGraw, Brian, Gregory and Robert Sweeney. Sister of Rosemary Brune, James and Robert McGraw. Grandmother of 19.

WITKEMPER, Norman G., 91, St. Mary, Greensburg, June 18. Father of Emily Gladden, Norma Swegman, Danny and Roger Witkemper. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of eight. †

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