March 3, 2017


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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BILLMAN, Julie V., 45, St. Louis, Batesville, Feb. 20. Daughter of Melvin and Carolyn Billman. Sister of Amy Caliendo and Annette Reeves. Aunt of several.

BOOK, Charles E., 89, St. Michael, Bradford, Feb. 16. Husband of Agnes Book. Father of Rose Ann, David, Donald, Kenneth, Marvin, Patrick, Stephen and Thomas Book. Brother of Earl Book. Grandfather of 19. Great-grandfather of 17.

COOPER, Sharon K. (Hall), 65, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Feb. 12. Wife of William Cooper. Mother of Tamara Baxter and Brandon Cooper. Daughter of Imogene Beckner. Grandmother of five.

DENU, Ronald L., 70, St. Martin of Tours, Siberia, Feb. 2. Father of Lisa Long, Deann Mann, Tina Vaal and Todd Denu. Brother of Kenny and Steve Denu. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of one.

DONAHUE, Cecilia F. (Smutzki), 80, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Feb. 18. Wife of Paul Donahue. Mother of Darby Durham, Margaret Mary Roland and Paul Donahue, Jr. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of six.

DURBIN, Josephine, 87, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Feb. 16. Wife of David Durbin. Mother of Patty Horan, Judy Lee, Carol Munsell, Kathleen Porter, Mary Sparks, Jean Thayer and Sylvia Zimmerman. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of 6.

EHALT, JoAnn (Grimm), 77, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Feb. 20. Mother of Beth Burks, Terri Summers, Phil and Steve Ehalt. Sister of David Bottorff and John Grimm. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of seven.

EISERT, Marie A., 89, St. Charles Borromeo, Milan, Feb. 20. Mother of Kimberly Barton, Michael and Terry Eisert. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of seven.

FELTMAN, Richard H., 78, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Feb. 11. Husband of Diana Feltman. Father of Tina Blandford, Lisa Hensley, Teresa Plummer, Brenda, Debra, Daniel and Joseph Feltman. Brother of Doris Clements, Lois Dwenger, Mary Ann Mieth and Paul Feltman. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of four.

GOODIN, Rose Marie, 88, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Feb. 11. Mother of Susie Willen, David and Steve Goodin. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 13.

HAGEDORN, Florence M., 97, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, Feb. 6. Mother of Patricia Dilger, Carol Hedbeck, Jack and Jim Hagedorn. Sister of Mary Rose Haas and Adeline Hardwick. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of 42. Great-great-grandmother of one.

JOHNSON, Lawrence C., 57, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Feb. 6. Husband of Juanita Johnson. Brother of Cathy Honeycutt, Jim Burrows, Andrew, Daniel, Erik, Jamie, Philip and Sean Johnson. Uncle of several.

KAPFHAMMER, Edward S., 62, Prince of Peace, Madison, Feb. 13. Husband of Theresa Kapfhammer. Father of Ed, Jr., Matt and Phil Kapfhammer. Brother of Michael and James Kapfhammer. Grandfather of five.

KOEHL, Clara J. 96, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Feb. 15. Mother of Gary, Rick and Ron Koehl. Sister of Martha Conkle and Robert Fon. Grandmother of three.

KOORS, Andrew J., 58, St. Louis, Batesville, Feb. 21. Brother of Tress Zielinski and Tony Koors. Uncle of several.

LANGLAIS, Susan M. (Fournier), 53, St. Thomas More, Mooresville, Jan. 28. Wife of Justin Langlais. Mother of Kateland and Zachary Langlais. Daughter of Thomas Fournier. Sister of Debra Sharp, Carol, Julie, Pamela and Thomas Fournier Jr. Grandmother of two.

LEE, David G., Jr., 74, Prince of Peace, Madison, Feb. 16. Husband of Jeannine Lee. Father of Lorie Gomon, David and Michael Lee. Brother of Barbara Haley and Jerry Lee. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of nine.

MAGERS, Frank I., Jr, 95, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Feb. 14. Husband of Rose Magers. Father of nine. Brother of Thomas Magers. Grandfather and great-grandfather of several.

MOHR, Anna M., 90, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Feb. 8. Sister of Jeanne and Robert Mohr. Aunt of several.

NIEHAUS, Alvin, 98, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, Jan. 14. Father of Patty Grant, Jane Hellmann, Dennis, Rich, Ron and Tim Niehaus. Brother of Dorothy Beckman, Barbara Franchville and Norma Kessner. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 12.

ONDERCIN, Thomas C., 78, St. Anne, New Castle, Feb. 10. Husband of Mary Ondercin. Father of Shelley Jackson. Brother of Robert Ondercin. Grandfather of two.

PORTER, Virginia M., 88, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Feb. 11. Mother of Patty Noel, Linda Raas, Judy Roth and John Porter, Jr. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of four.

ROBINSON, Rosemary E., 93, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Feb. 18. Mother of Susan Bridgewater. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of six.

ROGIER, Eileen D., 63, Holy Cross, St. Croix, Feb. 17. Wife of William Rogier. Mother of Gwen Bland. Sister of Mildred Fest, Estella Kreilein and Rosalee Wieshan. Grandmother of two.

SHEA, Michael J., 78,

St. Thomas More, Mooresville, Jan. 13. Husband of Maureen Shea. Father of Nancy Bennett and Molly Brugh. Brother of Patricia Elward and Robert Shea. Grandfather of three.

STEPIEN, Pauline A., 94, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Feb. 12. Wife of Stanley Stepien. Mother of Richard Stepien. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of five.

TROESCH, Othmar H., 81, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, Jan. 27. Father of Rachael Fortune and Robert Troesch. Brother of Dorothy Beckman, Barbara Franchville and Norma Kessner. Grandfather of four.

WHELAN, Clifford, 81, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Feb. 18. Husband of Maralou Whelan. Father of Sherrie Mehne and Mike Whelan. Brother of Mary Lee Whelan. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of one.

WHITNEY, Dr. John, Sr., 77, St. Thomas More, Mooresville, Jan. 28. Husband of Sherry Whitney. Father of Shellie Brooks, Brady, James, Joshua and John Whitney III. Brother of Mary Kelly and June Moffat. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of five.

WITKEMPER, Linda S., 65, St. Mary, Greensburg, Feb. 7. Wife of Bob Witkemper. Mother of Christina Lipps, Andy and Joe Witkemper. Sister of Delores McCreary, Carol Menefee and Larry Stephens. Grandmother of eight. †

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