July 15, 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.

Submit an obituary here (parishes and funeral homes only)

BERSCH, Patricia M., 86, Prince of Peace, Madison, July 1. Sister of Peter Bersch. Aunt of several.

BRANDENBURG, Herbert J., 83, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, July 2. Husband of Evelyn Brandenburg. Father of Rita Campbell, Denise Morris and Alice Warren. Brother of Peggy Sawyer, Joyce and Hubert Brandenburg. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of one.

CAMPBELL, Kathleen M., 87, St. Jude, Indianapolis, June 30. Mother of Jan Tyra, Bunny, Luke and Tim Campbell. Sister of Janet Bartram and Lucille Wheatley. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 10. Great-great-grandmother of one.

CUNNINGHAM, James, 66, St. Roch, Indianapolis, June 22. Brother of Mary McClelland, Francis and Patrick Cunningham. Uncle of several.

DELAHANTY, Alice M., 95, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, June 26. Mother of James and William Delahanty. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of two.

DORA, James E., 80, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, June 27. Husband of Shirley Dora. Father of Kristina Brubaker, Carol Murphy, Elizabeth Troeger and Jim Dora, Jr. Brother of Virginia Duesterberg. Grandfather of 11.

GIBSON, Fannie M., 93, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, June 30. Mother of Brenda Jackson, Rebecca, Charles and Ronnie Gibson.

HAMILTON, Tony, 57, St. Mary, North Vernon, June 21. Husband of Rhonda Hamilton. Father of Basile Hamilton. Brother of Nancy Daughtery and Mark Hamilton.

HATCHER, William P., 70, Annunciation, Brazil, July 4. Husband of Judy Hatcher. Father of William Hatcher, Jr. Brother of Deloris Case, Margaret Weir, Catherine, Cecilia, Diane, Mary and Frank Hatcher.

MENDICK, Milton, 79, St. Mary, New Albany, June 25. Father of Michelle Close, Maureen Tarquini, Margaret and Michael Mendick. Brother of June Kerkow, Betty Rodgers and Evelyn Wiedel. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of three.

MOORE, Thomas C., 69, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, June 30. Husband of Elaine Moore. Father of Jeannine Victery, Julianne, David and Thomas Moore. Brother of Terry Mazzina. Stepbrother of Nan Crosby and Jay Clark. Grandfather of 11.

O’CONNOR, Pamela J., 72, St. Roch, Indianapolis, June 24. Mother of Sean Ray. Stepmother of Michael O’Connor. Sister of Judith Gonczy. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of six.

SHEWMAKER, Roscoe E., 98, St. Joseph, Corydon, June 28. Father of Richard Shewmaker. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of 11.

SUTTMAN, Paul H., 81, St. Louis, Batesville, June 26. Husband of Shirley Suttman. Father of Paula Basse, Deborah Nobbe, Beth Schutte and Michael Suttman. Brother of Clarrisa Adams, Albert and Cletus Suttman. Grandfather of 10. Step-grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of four.

STERLING, JoAnn, 82, St. Ambrose, Seymour, July 3.

SWORD, Mary J., 79, St. Mary, New Albany, June 27. Mother of Carl Jr., Eric and Marc Sword. Grandmother of two.

TULLOCH, Diana L., 66, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, June 22. Daughter of Elma Wamsley. Sister of Dale and Don Wamsley. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of one.

WAIZ, Doris R., 92, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, July 3. Mother of Randy, Richard, Ron and Todd Waiz. Sister of Glenn Booth. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of seven. Great-great-grandmother of one.

WYCISKALLA, David M., 64, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, June 13. Son of Rita Wyciskalla. Brother of Michelle McDonnell, Laura Wats, Jan, Greg, Mark and Michael Wyciskalla.

Bernard Augenstein, father of Father Eric Augenstein, died on July 2 in Greenwood

Bernard H. Augenstein, the father of Father Eric Augenstein, archdiocesan vocations director, died on July 2 at his home in Greenwood. He was 70.

A member of Cross of Grace Lutheran Church in New Palestine, his funeral took place there on July 9. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery in Indianapolis.

Bernard Augenstein was born on May 2, 1946, in Delaware, Ohio. He graduated from River Valley High School in Marion, Ohio, in 1964. He earned a degree in accounting from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Ind., in 1968. He worked for Indiana Farm Bureau Co-op and CountryMark for 26 years, and then as a computer software trainer for Batesville Casket Company for 10 years before retiring in 2011.

Augenstein married his wife, Linda (Dunsmore) Augenstein, who survives him, on July 10, 1971. He is also survived by his son, Father Augenstein, and siblings David Augenstein of Rives Junction, Mich., Bob Augenstein of Marion, Ohio, and Lynn Augenstein of Ponte Vedra, Fla.

At the time of his death, Augenstein was active in supporting both the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. He had a special interest in promoting vocations and also sang in choirs and played keyboard for worship services. A devoted Ohio State University fan, Augenstein was also a bicycle enthusiast and had an interest in visiting lighthouses, having visited 252 across the U.S.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Cross of Grace Lutheran Church Mission Endowment Fund, 2519 S. 600 West, New Palestine, IN 46163. †

Local site Links:

Like this story? Then share it!