December 8, 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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BEDEL, Margorie L., 87, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Nov. 25. Mother of Ginny Selkirk, Bev Unger, Randy and Steve Bedel. Sister of Loren Tebbe. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 15.

BROGAN, Darlene, 71, St. Mary, Greensburg, Nov. 26. Mother of Annette Murphy, Laurie Warren, Michelle Wells, Frank, Jeff, Jeremy and Jerry Brogan. Sister of Skeeter James. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of five.

BROSIUS, Jeanette F., 86, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Nov. 21. Mother of Christine, Donna, Karen, Leanne, Rose, Bill, Bruce, Mark, Mike and Paul Brosius. Grandmother, great‑grandmother of several.

DRAKE, Barbara E., 86, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Nov. 15. Sister of Donna Fichtor, Danny, Denny and Ronnie Bland. Aunt of several.

ELMER, Albert, 79, St. Martin of Tours, Siberia, Nov. 13. Father of Darrel, Glen and Scott Elmer. Brother of Alfrieda Matthews, Mildred Sander and Edwina Wendholt. Grandfather of eight.

HIGBIE, Robert W., 51, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Nov. 23. Husband of Valerie Higbie. Father of Nicole Roosa and Melaina Higbie. Brother of Kathleen Byrd, Patty Keenan, Martha Nobbe, Maggie Pitstick, Georgetta, Marvin and Melvin Higbie. Grandfather of seven.

HOLTZMAN, Henry L., 89, St. Boniface, Fulda, Nov. 15. Husband of Mildred Holtzman. Father of LeeAnn Rasche. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of six.

KAFOURE, Marjorie, 99, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, Nov. 24. Aunt of several.

KLEEMAN, Charles, 91, St. Paul, Tell City, Nov. 12. Husband of Ethel Mae Kleeman. Father of Peggy Heubner, Ann Pryer, Amy Strobel, Jane Yancy and Randall Kleeman. Brother of Catherine Keller, Francis and Michael Kleeman. Grandfather of 17. Great‑grandfather of 21.

KLEISER, Leona, 93, St. Paul, Tell City, Nov. 15. Mother of Linda, Kevin and Michael Kleiser. Sister of Lucille Meier, Rosella Ruschman and Melvin Schilling. Grandmother of 10.

MALDONADO, Anthony P., 41, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Nov. 21. Husband of Autumn Maldonado. Father of Alana Alexander-Maldonado, Gabrielle and Abel Maldonado. Son of David and Irma Maldonado. Brother of Monique Hemmerling.

NIKIRK, Peggy A., 75, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Nov. 12. Wife of Paul Nikirk. Mother of Lana, Brent, Brian and Steven Nikirk. Sister of Nancy Barnes, Sarah Corn, Sharon Jackson, Anna Minton, Mary Wade, Robert, Roger and Walter Evans. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 10.

POLLMAN, Daniel J., 25, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, Nov. 18. Son of Paul and Barbara Pollman. Brother of Chris Pollman.

RAAB, Paul H., 83, St. Anthony, Morris, Nov. 26. Husband of Alice Raab. Father of Rita Ludwig, Julia Nobbe, Susan Tekulve, Diana Vogel, Allen, David and Raymond Raab. Grandfather of 24. Great-grandfather of 22.

TETRICK, Rosalie, 79, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Nov. 26. Wife of Ken Tetrick. Mother of Carolyn Reed and Christopher Tetrick. Sister of Susan Laker and Kent Bauman. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of two.

THOMPSON, Mary G. (Wessel), 96, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Oct. 23. Mother of Marilyn Griffin, Joyce Muscatello, Kathy Sperzel, Therese Winstead, Edward, Garry, Ronald and Terry Thompson. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 16. Great-great-grandmother of one.

VAAL, Ray, 77, St. Meindrad, St. Meinrad, Nov. 21. Husband of Janet Vaal. Father of Schelly Songer and Jeff Vaal. Brother of Norma Amos, Ruthie Clark, Dorothy Gehlhausen, Bettye Greulich, Connie Hildenbrand, Kathy Hopf, Toni Mundy and James Vaal. Grandfather of three. Great‑grandfather of one. †

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