September 27, 2019


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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ASHCRAFT, Robert L., 85, St. Charles Borromeo, Milan, Aug. 26. Husband of Marilyn Ashcraft. Father of Lori Nickell. Grandfather of four.

BABCOCK, John E., Sr., 82, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Sept. 8. Husband of Phyllis Babcock. Father of Linda Bunch, Bill, John, Jr., and Mike Babcock. Brother of Robert Babcock. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of two.

BURDEN, Martha J. (Cole), 96, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Sept. 12. Mother of Deborah and Don Burden.

DUPONT, Raphael W., 98, St. Mark, Perry County, Aug. 28. Father of Mary Carparelli, Janice Hagman-Etienne, Daniel, Doug, Jim and Mike DuPont. Grandfather of 25. Great-grandfather of 56. Great-great-grandfather of 23.

GAMBRALL, Joyce R., 84, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Sept. 8. Mother of Donna Schweitzer and Douglas Gambrall. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of four.

HAY, Louise S., 92, St. Paul, Tell City, Sept. 12. Mother of Mary Houghland, Jane Huber, Nancy Noland, Molly Tuggle, Joe and Rob Hay. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 13.

HOLWAGER, Dr. David R., 75, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, Sept. 6. Husband of Elaine Holwager. Father of Andrea and Mary Jean Holwager.

ROCCHIO, Pasquale A., 71, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Sept. 6. Father of Anna Tait, Francesco, Michael and Nicholas Rocchio. Brother of Pasqua Bucklew, Assunta Cunningham and John Rocchio. Grandfather of eight.

RENN, Donald, 94, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Sept. 7. Father of Mark Wood, Deborah and Stephen Renn. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of six.

SCHINDLER, Leon A., 85, St. Mary, Navilleton, Sept. 11. Father of Kathi Klotz, Jean Minter, Edward and Leon Schindler. Stepfather of Dana Chappell, Billy, Jr., Danny and Jeffery Newkirk. Brother of Martha Fessel, Judy Kruer, Dottie Thomas, Elizabeth Timperman, Ricky Philpot, Calvin, Jimmy and Martin Schindler. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 18.

STRATTMAN, Joan F., 95, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Aug. 28. Mother of Molly Hershberger, Ann Matthew, Daniel, James, Thomas and William Strattman. Grandmother of 12.

TRAMMELL, Phylles J., 92, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Sept. 11. Mother of Gina Hines, John, Philip and Dr. Terry Trammell. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of one.

VAUGH, James E., 74, St. Joseph, Corydon, July 9. Husband of Carol Vaugh. Father of Dana Groves and Ellen McGowen. Brother of Janice Bays, JoAnn Geffries, June King, Jean and Jeffrey Vaugh. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of eight. †

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