June 16, 2017


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ANDERSON, Matthew C., 39, St. Peter, Franklin County, May 20. Son of David and Karen Anderson. Brother of Jill Dillion and Amy Schuh. Uncle of several.

BREWER, OMER, 86, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, May 26. Husband of Janet Brewer. Father of Diane Abel, Denise, Darren and Douglas Brewer. Brother of Martha Bell and Ron Brewer. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of five.

CAMPBELL, Paula D., 79, American Martyrs, Scottsburg, May 26. Mother of Cindy Barger, Val Issa, Caroline Stecki, Mary Jane, Herbert and John Campbell. Sister of Marian Boucher, Carmen O’Brien, Maria Pelc, Ann Smiechowski and Ray Tamirez. Grandmother of 30. Great-grandmother of 19.

DOOLEY, Richard P., 78, St. Michael, Cannelton, May 26. Father of Cathy Hanan, Karen Redd and Sandi Wrye. Brother of Joan Gilliland, Barb and Mike Dooley. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of nine.

HENDRIX, Madelyn (Bussing), 79, St. Joseph, Rockville, May 4. Wife of Max Hendrix. Mother of Cristy Douglas, Tracy Haag, Felicia Hogue, Stephanie Sims and R.J. Saxon. Sister of Betty Jo Brown. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of one.

HOFF, Thomas A., 81, St. Michael, Brookville, May 8. Husband of Regina Hoff. Father of Ann, Mary, Donald, Edward, Joseph and Timothy Hoff. Brother of Rosemary Audritsch and David Hoff. Grandfather of 11.

MCKAY, Robert A., 85, St. Ann, Indianapolis, May 18. Father of Elaine Hobbie, Michael and Peter McKay. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 11.

MEDSKER, Grace A., 95, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, May 23. Mother of Marilyn Pearsey and John Medsker. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of eight.

PYLE Clyde G., 89, St. Michael, Cannelton, May 26. Father of Angela, David and John Pyle. Brother of Marcella Busby, Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of 10.

SCHEIDLER, Mary L., 94, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, May 19. Sister of Eleanor McNamara, Evelyn Metallic, James and Joe Scheidler. Aunt of several.

SCHNEIDER, Ellanora, 84, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, May 21. Mother of Linda Gibbs, Kathy, Chris and Mark Schneider. Sister of Herbert Damin. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of two.

STER, Peter, 92, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, May 15. Father of Carolyn Massengale, Dan and Thomas Ster. Brother of Janet Kegler and John Ster. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of six.

YOST, Kevin M., 57, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, May 23. Husband of Kathy Nye. Father of Brian and Keith Yost. Brother of Rev. Dennis Yost. Grandfather of three.

Thomas H. Hausladen, 77, father of Father Robert Hausladen, died on June 3

Thomas H. Hausladen, the father of Father Robert Hausladen, pastor of St. Ann and

St. Joseph parishes, both in Indianapolis, died on June 3 at his residence in Lafayette, Ind. He was 77.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on June 8 at St. Mary Cathedral in Lafayette. Burial followed at St. Mary Cathedral in Lafayette.

Hausladen was born on Jan. 20, 1940, in West Union, Iowa. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Waterloo, Iowa, and earned a bachelor’s degree from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.

He married Phyllis Van Dorn on June 9, 1962, in Waterloo. She survives. He is also survived by his five daughters, Virginia Huycke of Lafayette, Ann Marie McDonnell of Pikeville, Ky., Dorothy Teusch of Brownsburg, Tammy Scrivner of Parker, Colo., and Theresa Walters of Zionsville, Ind., and his three sons, Anthony, Michael and Father Robert Hausladen. Also surviving are two sisters, Germaine Hausladen of Iowa and LaVonne Wayne of New York, along with 14 grandchildren.

Hausladen worked as a retail manager for J.C. Penney from 1962-86 and for Dictograph Security/Mulhaupt’s from 1986-2003.

A member of St. Mary Cathedral Parish in Lafayette, Hausladen was also a past president of the Lafayette Serra Club and served in leadership at the district and regional levels of Serra International.

He enjoyed high school sporting events, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren and family.

Memorial gifts may be sent to St. Joseph Parish, 1401 Mickley Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46241. †

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