August 17, 2018


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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ALDERSON, Harry, 92, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Aug. 6. Father of Jenie Lahmann, David, Michael and Pat Alderson. Brother of Norma Frady. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of 10.

ALFORD, Sandra K., 60, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Aug. 1. Wife of John Alford. Mother of Elizabeth Molloy and Austin Ackerman. Stepmother of Gary Stephens and William Alford. Sister of Sharon Bolinger, Linda Prater and Calvin Larson. Grandmother of five. Step-grandmother of two.

ALIG, Myles D., 3, All Saints, Dearborn County, Aug. 4. Son of David and Emily Alig. Brother of Ella Alig. Grandson of Diane Alig, Mary Jane and Mark Stuerenberg. Great‑grandson of Ruth Gaynor.

ARVIN, Norbert J., 96, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Aug. 8. Father of Susan Williams, Chris, Ed, Jerry, Steve and Tim Arvin. Brother of Jean Boltman, Tyne Gruver, Monica Shuffman and Bernie Tipen. Grandfather of 16. Great‑grandfather of 16.

BURKETT, Thomas E., 88, St. Joseph University, Terre Haute, Aug. 4. Husband of Anne Burkett. Father of Mary Creamer, Rebecca Kaylor, Martha Lorenzano, John and Robert Burkett. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of 15.

DECKARD, Barbara A., 87, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, July 19. Mother of Cindy Eaton, Brenda Hillman, Mary Hudon, Melissa Reed, Nancy Schweibold and Kevin Deckard. Sister of Helen Bresnahan and Walt Fassnacht. Grandmother of 21. Great-grandmother of 28.

DOLL, Mary L., 54, St. Anthony of Padua, Morris, Aug. 4. Wife of Dan Doll. Mother of Jennifer Hall, Jessica Weiler, Rebecca and Kevin Doll. Sister of Dorita Hodges, Betty Hoff, Joyce Kraus, James, Joseph, Leroy and Paul Hountz. Grandmother of eight.

DOWNS, David R., 75, Church of the Holy Cross, Indianapolis, July 18. Brother of Patricia Brown, Marietta Bustle, Linda Cravens, Sharon Hanley, Catherine Jones, James and Stephen Downs. Uncle of several.

ELSTRO, Thomas, 66, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, July 28. Father of Melissa Howe, Jennifer Quinn and Laura Elstro. Brother of Jim Elstro. Grandfather of six.

FISHER, David A., 62, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, July 23. Husband of Mary Lu Fisher. Father of Amy Brown, Erin Holdaway and Jessica Wethington. Stepson of Teresa Fisher. Brother of Becky Baldwin and Bob Fisher. Grandfather of three.

FOX, Esther J. (Patton), 90, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Aug. 1. Wife of Mark Fox. Stepmother of Cathy Cochran, Shirley Eubanks and Michael Fox. Step-grandmother of five. Step-great-grandmother of four.

GEYMAN, Bernard N., 76, Prince of Peace, Madison, July 22. Husband of Debby Geyman. Father of Kenneth and Kevin Geyman. Brother of Alfreida Higdon and Lester Geyman. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of four.

GONZALEZ-CERNA, Salvador, 84, St. Mary, New Albany, July 29. Father of Marie de la Piedad-Gonzalez, Emelia, Felipa, Irene, Reyna, Desiderio, Patrico and Salvador Gonzalez. Grandfather and great-grandfather of several.

HAVLIN, Robert E., Jr., 57, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, July 31. Father of Samantha Sears, Tabitha Havlin-Myers, Daniel and Robert Havlin III. Son of Robert and Peggy Havlin, Sr., Brother of Donna Earnest, Peggy Lawler, Nancy Wethington, Bill and Joe Havlin.

KASS, Richard H., 64, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Aug. 1. Husband of Jean Kass. Father of Laura Underwood and Michelle Kass. Brother of Judy Gobeli. Grandfather of two.

KOCHER, George F., 95, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Aug. 2. Husband of Betty Kocher. Father of Jan Dexter, Sharon Fehnel and Ron Kocher. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of 26.

NAVILLE, Robert J., 90, St. Mary, Navilleton, Aug. 6. Husband of Irene Naville. Father of Judy Cooper, Jill Rowe, Bill and Bob Naville II. Brother of Dolores Spitznagel. Grandfather of 17. Great‑grandfather of 33. Great-great-grandfather of one.

NEWKIRK, Caroline R., 44, St. Mary, Rushville, Aug. 3. Wife of Brad Newkirk. Mother of Damian Dickson. Stepmother of Hannah, Chris and Wyatt Newkirk. Daughter of Becky Riley and Ed Dickson. Sister of Jackie Dickson and Annie Ratliff.

PIKE, Joseph, 81, St. Mary, Rushville, July 22. Husband of Ivanna Pike. Father of Marguerita Honaker. Brother of Mary Sheehan. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of two.

SCHLEGEL, Jayne D., 83, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Aug. 4. Mother of Susan Hassfurder, Don and Timm Schlegel.

STENGER, Doris, 92, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Aug. 8. Aunt of several.

WOLFSCHLAG, Priscilla, 71, Prince of Peace, Madison, Aug. 3. Mother of Laurie Wolfschlag. Sister of Shannon Edwards, Herbert and Raymond Stucker. Grandmother of two. †

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