February 3, 2017


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ADAMS, Thomas T., 88, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 14. Father of Jane Arseniadis, Joan Bowe, Emily Donley, Jean, Dave and Jim Adams. Grandfather of 15. Great‑grandfather of three.

BARNHORST, Irene, 99, St. Maurice, Napoleon, Jan. 3. Mother of Gerald, Paul, Raymond and Robert Barnhorst. Grandmother of 12. Great‑grandmother of 15. Great‑great-grandmother of five.

BLANCHARD, Freda C., 82, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 10. Mother of Robin Ambegia, Carol Hinds, Karen Morris, Susan Walker, Diane Wirey and Guy Blanchard. Sister of Nancy Pigman. Grandmother of 14. Great‑grandmother of six.

BYRUM, Mirielle, 90, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Dec. 17.

COSTA, Bruno, 101, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Jan. 14. Father of Myra Giovanini. Brother of Dolores Ephlin. Grandfather of one.

GANZA, Donna, 95, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Jan. 12. Mother of Carol and Kenneth Ganza. Sister of Bernice Daniels. Grandmother of three.

GOODMAN, Bernard, 91, St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, Jan. 21. Father of Michele Arthur, Kathryn Brown, Susan DeVaney, Barbara Dix, Mary Gilliatt, Deborah Inman, Rosemary Landis, Patricia Lechler, Janet Sample, James and John Goodman. Brother of Ruth Ann Cowden and Paul Goodman. Grandfather of 27. Great-grandfather of 34. Great‑great-grandfather of two.

HAHN, William, 76, St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, Jan. 17. Husband of Carol Hahn. Father of Susan, Michael and William Hahn, Jr. Brother of Juanita Hickey. Grandfather of two. Great‑grandfather of one.

HEINRICH, Donna M., 79, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 15. Mother of Teresa Levine, Gary and Michael Gaddis and Kevin Heinrich. Grandmother of eight. Great‑grandmother of one.

HOLZER, Carl W., 92, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Jan. 12. Father of Cynthia Newhouse. Brother of Betty McElroy. Grandfather of one.

KEINER, Helen C., 39, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Jan. 10. Mother of Cecilia Keiner. Daughter of Toni Wilson. Sister of Cathi Webber, Andrew and Geoffrey Wilson.

KOHLMAN, Myrna J., 81, St. Maurice, Napoleon, Dec. 27. Mother of Janice McCrary, Lois Meyers, Mary Schuler, Lisa Sloan, Paula Tunny, Connie and Stephen Kohlman.

MCAULIFFE, Robert W., 91, St. Mary, Greensburg, Jan. 22. Husband of Michelle McAuliffe. Father of Lucinda Bray and Karen McCart.

MCGRATH, Helen M. (Casey), 82, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 11. Wife of Robert McGrath. Mother of Anne Crump, Julie Neighbours, Kathleen and Kevin McGrath. Sister of Patricia Beidelman. Grandmother of seven.

MCQUADE-SHULER, Lucy M., 91, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 10. Mother of Kelley Coulter, Teresa, Ira and Sean McQuade. Sister of several. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 20. Great‑great-grandmother of five.

MAHIN, Frances C., 94, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Dec. 25. Mother of Phyllis Flick, Susie Hunt and Gary Mahin. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of four.

MEARS, John L., 83, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Dec. 29. Husband of Catherine Mears. Father of Veronica Broughton, Pamela Lay and Gerald Mears. Brother of Sheila Monfreda. Grandfather of six.

MILLER, Norma, 80, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 12. Wife of Gene Miller. Mother of Patia Gazvoda, Robin Hudson, David and John Miller. Grandmother of six.

PATRICK, Morna (Shackelford), 66, SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Indianapolis, Jan. 9. Wife of Wayne Patrick. Mother of Elliott Patrick. Sister of Marshall Shackelford.

PEAY, Mary Patricia, 82, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Jan. 15. Sister of John Peay. Aunt of several.

ROSFELD, Dorine, 82, St. Mary, Rushville, Jan. 20. Wife of Paul Rosfield. Mother of Denise Small, Mary, John, Philip and Roger Rosfeld. Sister of Delores Bruns, Marieda Koors, Alfred, Carroll, Jerry and Sheldon Hoeing. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of one.

SCHRINK, Louis P., Jr.. 80, St. Ambrose, Seymour, Jan. 20. Husband of Patricia Schrink. Father of Peg McClintic, Brian, Rick, Tim and Tony Schrink. Brother of John and Tony Schrink. Grandfather of 24. Great-grandfather of 15.

STEINMETZ, Thomas J., Sr., 73, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 7. Husband of Carol Steinmetz. Father of Jeffrey, Mark and Thomas Steinmetz, Jr. Brother of Elizabeth, Ellen, Jean and Mary. Grandfather of six. Great‑grandfather of seven.

TURNER DINN, June A., 93, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 11. Mother of Diane Vande Bosche, Fred, Larry and John Turner. Stepmother of Cathy Smith, Cheryl and Bob Dinn, Jr. Grandmother of 16.

VENNE, Timothy J., 60, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Jan 18. Husband of Stephanie Venne. Father of Jill Owen, Leslie Sellers and Jared Venne. Son of Mary Venne. Brother of Sara Edwards, Eva, Jane, Ernie and Mark Venne. Grandfather of six.

WHITE, Georgia V., 92, St. Patrick, Terre Haute, Jan. 11. Mother of Susan Aldrich, Patricia Clendennin, Sharon Wheeler, Paula and David White. Sister of Bernice Burtkey, Marilyn Kurz, Thomas Riney and Alan White. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of seven.

WITTMAN, Patricia J., 87, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, Jan 17. Mother of Deb Arnold and David Wittman. Sister of Beverly Burks. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of four.

Franciscan Sister Frances Jean Sandschulte ministered in Catholic schools for 65 years

Franciscan Sister Frances Jean Sandschulte died on Jan. 5 at the motherhouse of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis in Oldenburg. She was 97.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Jan. 10 at the Motherhouse Chapel in Oldenburg. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Jeanette Sandschulte was born on Aug. 12, 1919, in Loretto, Tenn.

She entered the Sisters of St. Francis on Sept. 12, 1939, and professed final vows on Aug. 12, 1945.

During 77 years as a Sister of St. Francis, Sister Frances Jean ministered as an educator, often in music, for 65 years in Catholic schools in Indiana, New Mexico and Ohio. In the archdiocese, she served in Indianapolis at St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower) School from 1949-52, the former Holy Trinity School from 1952-53 and Our Lady of Lourdes School from 1963-64. She also ministered at the former St. Mary School in New Albany. After retiring from ministry in Catholic education, Sister Frances Jean served at the motherhouse from 2007-17.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN 47036-0100.

Sister of Charity Gracita Daly served at United Senior Action in Indianapolis

Sister of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Gracita Daly died on Jan. 15 at Marian Hall on the grounds of the motherhouse of her order in Dubuque, Iowa. She was 92.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Jan. 20 at the Marian Hall Chapel. Burial followed in the community’s Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Sister Gracita was born on Sept. 18, 1924, in Burlington, Iowa.

She entered the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Sept. 8, 1941, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1949.

Sister Gracita earned a bachelor’s degree in 1959 in English and Spanish at St. Ambrose College in Davenport, Iowa, and a master’s degree in 1967 in administration and supervision from Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa.

During 75 years as a Sister of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sister Gracita ministered as an educator in Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and New York. In the archdiocese, she served at United Senior Action in Indianapolis from 1991-97.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, Iowa 52003 or online at www.bvmcong.org/support_donate.cfm. †

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