April 26, 2019


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BRUNS, Ralph C., 92, Immaculate Conception, Millhousen, April 11. Father of Linda Burns, Sandy Dunbar, Susie Jost, Karen Kauffeld, Kay Maddux and Janie Bruns. Grandfather of 16. Great grandfather of 14.

DOERR, Barbara, 84, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, April 11. Mother of Carol Hefner, Kathy Sauer, Jean Schott, Jim and Joe Doerr. Grandmother of 10. Great‑grandmother of four.

DEATRICK, Thomas J., 77, St. Peter, Franklin County, April 11. Husband of Martha Deatrick. Father of Lisa Marie Beanblossom, Crystal Brewer and Kenneth Deatrick. Brother of Mildred Cravins, Rose Smith, Mike and Paul Deatrick. Grandfather of three. Great‑grandfather of three.

DUNKIN, Doris J., 87, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, April 1. Mother of Kathy Crim, Bonnie Peters, Christina, Larry and Ron Dunkin. Sister of Irma Burch, Gene and Ron Hunold. Grandmother of six. Great‑grandmother of eight.

ECKSTEIN, Marceda, 88, St. Nicholas, Ripley County, April 9. Mother of Donna Delap, Kevin, Larry, Nick and Philip Eckstein. Sister of Ruth Springmeyer and Joe Lambert. Grandmother of six. Great‑grandmother of five.

EVRARD, Gerald D., 69, St. Paul, Tell City, April 10. Husband of Faye Evrard. Father of Brandi Labhart, Amber Stowe and Amanda Evrard. Brother of Rickey Maxey, Tammy Thompson and Jeff Evrard. Grandfather of six.

FAHRINGER, Larry, 73, All Saints, Dearborn County, April 11. Husband of Nancy Fahringer. Father of Joeline Chipps, Jennifer Lanter, Denise Pecha, Elise and Ryan Fahringer. Brother of Bob Fahringer. Grandfather of 37. Great-grandfather of five.

FRANK, Joseph, 63, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, April 1. Father of Kara, Kayla, Joseph and Michael Frank. Son of Roberta Frank. Brother of Beth, Cheri and John. Grandfather of five.

HAERING, Richard W., 93, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 12. Husband of Mary Ann Haering. Father of Cynthia Kryda and Mark Haering. Brother of James Haering. Grandfather of five. Great‑grandfather of four.

HENDRICKS, Rita, 77, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, April 5. Wife of Earl Hendricks. Mother of Renea Gard, Dennis Brown and Ron McGuire, Jr. Sister of Margaret Vance. Grandmother and great‑grandmother of several.

KREMP, Rosemary A., 95, Christ the King, Indianapolis, April 6. Mother of Karyl Davis, Karen Hougland, Kristen Miller and David Kremp. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 23.

LEIDOLF, Alvin L., 94, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, April 10. Father of Elaine Davis, Suzan Didat, Jill Fischer, Emily Lundy, John and Roger Leidolf. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of seven.

LIS, Sandra M., 62, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, April 6. Mother of Eric Lis. Daughter of Alice Psihoda. Grandmother of two.

MACK, Susan B., 78, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, April 3. Wife of Raymond Mack. Mother of David and Jeffrey Mack. Grandmother of five.

MEYER, Norman E., 75, St. Louis, Batesville, April 12. Husband of Lucille Meyer. Father of Alan, Brian and Daryl Meyer. Brother of Mary Moorman, Janet Rehberger, Shirley Rennekamp, Greg, Harry and John Meyer. Grandfather of five.

MILLER, Cleora G., 95, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, March 12. Mother of Cindy Baden, Roberta Bush, Maureen Kocher, Therese, Dennis, Robert and Tim Miller. Sister of Carl. Grandmother of 13. Great‑grandmother of 17.

MONAHAN, Margaret A., 95, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, April 2. Mother of Maureen Owen, Sheila Sweitzer and Michael Monahan. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of three.

OSBORNE, Maria R., 93, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, April 3. Mother of Kathy Briley, Jeanne Foster, Jane Sullivan, Patricia, David, John and Stephen Osborne. Grandmother of 13. Great‑grandmother of three.

PAVEY, Daniel E., 71, St. Roch, Indianapolis, April 9. Husband of Pat Pavey. Father of Christie Bothwell, Julie Dann and Andrea Pavey. Brother of Mary Sue Jones and Rita Lang. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of two.

PETRUNICH, Frances N., 90, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, April 4. Wife of John Petrunich, Jr. Mother of Donna Birchfield, Andra Ignas, Cindy Mrozinski and Carolyn Palka. Grandmother of seven. Great grandmother of 10. Great‑great-grandmother of one.

SIEFERT, Louis J., 87, Holy Family, Oldenburg, April 13. Father of Nancy Meyer, Patti Valliere, Sue Waechter and Dennis Siefert. Brother of Cathy Sparks. Grandfather of 11. Great‑grandfather of three.

SINCLAIR, John S., 93, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, April 6. Father of Deborah Morelock, Christine, Charles and Daniel Sinclair. Grandfather of seven. Great‑grandfather of several. Great-great-grandfather of one.

STAHL, Jack E., 63, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, April 7.

ZINSER, Phyllis J., 90, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, April 13. Mother of Pamela Bullock, Judy Wampner and Paul Zinser. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of 10. Great-great-grandmother of one.

Providence Sister Marie Paul Haas served as a music educator for decades

Providence Sister Marie Paul Haas died on March 30 in Chicago. She was 91.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on April 9 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse in St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Mary Mardelle Haas was born on May 27, 1927, in Terre Haute. She grew up as a member, at different times, of St. Patrick Parish in Terre Haute and the former St. Ann Parish in Terre Haute. Sister Marie Paul entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on July 22, 1945, and professed final vows on Jan. 23, 1953.

She earned a bachelor’s degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, and a master’s degree at Indiana State University in Terre Haute.

During her 73 years as a member of the Sisters of Providence, Sister Marie Paul ministered as a music educator for many years in schools in California, Illinois, Indiana and North Carolina, specializing in teaching string instruments. In the archdiocese, Sister Marie Paul served at Holy Cross Central School in Indianapolis from 1961-63. She continued giving private and group lessons to students in the Chicago metropolitan area until months before her death.

She is survived by a brother, Paul Haas Jr. of Gainsville, Ga.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Providence, 1 Sisters of Providence Road, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876. †

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