August 31, 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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ACKERMANN, Jack R., 79, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Aug. 5. Husband of Mary Ann Ackermann. Father of Lisa, Bill, Mike and Tom Ackermann. Brother of Jill and Lois Jones and Lynn Ackermann. Grandfather of 10.

BOLIN UNGER, Marietta M., 84, St. Paul, Tell City, Aug. 16. Mother of Polly Story, Sally DeVillez and Rick Bolin. Grandmother of four. Great‑grandmother of four.

BOWMAN, Rose A., 67, St. Mary, Greensburg, Aug. 17. Mother of Tara Bowman. Sister of Katie Schmidt, Kathleen, Raymond and Tim Lecher.

CAPPA, Dan, 80, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Aug. 13. Husband of Sue Cappa. Father of Jeff Cappa. Stepfather of Traci Cook and Scott Kramer. Brother of Carol Cappa‑Froshaug. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of eight. Step-grandfather of two.

CASSIDY, Mary L., 94, St. Paul, Tell City, July 8. Mother of Dr. Mary Blue, Elaine Keating, Dianne Scent, Karen, Gary and Dr. Stephen Cassidy. Sister of Dorothy LaGrange. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 17.

DOERFLEIN, David, 80, St. Michael, Brookville, Aug. 15. Brother of Arlene Scott and Lee Roy Doerflein. Uncle of several.

DONAHUE, Stephen D., 76, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Aug. 16. Husband of Margaret Donahue. Uncle and great-uncle of several.

LENTINI, Nino R., 82, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Aug. 5. Husband of Joan Lentini. Father of Jacqueline McCullough and Karl Lentini. Brother of Tina Babakhanian. Grandfather of two.

MAHONEY, Shirley J., 81, St. Mary, New Albany, Aug. 16. Mother of Vanessa Ferguson, Jo Fletcher, Theresa Gahafer and Bradly Mahoney. Sister of George Taylor. Grandmother of seven. Great‑grandmother of 17. Great-great-grandmother of one.

MALLOY, Virginia A., 103, St. Anne, New Castle, Aug. 18. Mother of Sheila Henry, Judith Schreiber, Patricia Sickafoose, Mary Wallace, Charles, Dennis, James, Kevin, Benedictine Brother Kim, Matthew and Stephen Malloy. Grandmother of 36. Great-grandmother of 66. Great-great-grandmother of 32.

MILLER, Earl A., 87, St. Louis, Batesville, Aug. 16. Husband of Alma Miller. Father of Ann Edwards and Jim Miller. Brother of Bruce Miller. Grandfather of two. Great‑grandfather of one.

NIESE, Paul J., 87, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Aug. 11.

OLSEN, Judith L. (Mason), 74, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Aug. 16. Wife of Edward Olsen, Jr. Mother of Eleanor Meador and Edward Olsen, III. Sister of Marguerite Caldwell. Grandmother of one.

PETRY, Earl A., 94, St. Pius X, Aug. 15. Brother of Irene Fritz. Uncle of several.

ROELL, Rita E., 92, St. Louis, Batesville, Aug. 17. Mother of Regina Meyer, Melissa Schneider, Dennis, Melvin, Robert, Steven and William Roell. Sister of Florence Merkel. Grandmother of 24. Great‑grandmother of 32. Step-grandmother and step-great-grandmother of several.

SAUERLAND, LaVerne, 90, St. Michael, Brookville, Aug. 20. Mother of Donna Ketcham, Anthony, Michael and Steven Sauerland. Sister of Pat Deaton, Lee Propes, Glenn, Keith and Merle Tebbe. Grandmother of 20. Great‑grandmother of 36. Great-great-grandmother of one.

SHIREMAN, Jolanda, 92, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Aug. 9. Mother of Melissa Gehres, Marilou Kruer, Marcia Miller, Mark, Martin and Matthew Shireman. Grandmother of 15. Great‑grandmother of 12.

WILKER, Joyce, 73, All Saints, Dearborn County, Aug. 17. Wife of John Wilker. Mother of Jennifer Pate, Michael and Rodney Wilson, Jacqueline, Jill, Jack Jr. and Jerry Wilker. Sister of Fran Breyer and Regina Price. Grandmother of 26. Great‑grandmother of 11. †

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