November 1, 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.

Submit an obituary here (parishes and funeral homes only)

ANDRES, Bernita R., 93, All Saints, Dearborn County, Oct. 12. Mother of Geralyn Brackman, Tina Gerene DiMeglio, Carol Fox, Marie Gunter, Gerise Short, Edgar, Jr. and Gerald Andres. Grandmother of 26. Great-grandmother of 20.

BERTOL, Gema, 82, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Sept. 21. Wife of Adelfio Bertol. Mother of Angela, Antonio and Carlo Bertol. Sister of Terrio and Pepe Torres.

BRACKEN, Howard E., 85, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Oct. 16. Husband of Diane Bracken. Father of Sherri Moran, Melissa Weidman, Cary and Michael Bracken. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of four.

DIEG, John H., 85, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Oct. 12. Husband of Nancy Dieg. Father of Stacy Hillock, Susan Rehl, Scott and Steve Dieg. Brother of Helen Dieg. Grandfather of eight.

DOYLE, John L., 87, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Oct. 7. Husband of Patricia Doyle. Father of Mary Doninger, Cathy Kleifgen, Rosie Lacy, Jimmy and John Doyle. Brother of Donna Hasty, Marilyn Kennedy, Ann McCarty and Rita Summers. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of nine.

DWENGER, Donald A., 83, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Oct. 20. Husband of Lois Dwenger. Father of Karen Shover and Steven Dwenger. Brother of Marilyn and Wilbur Dwenger. Grandfather of five.

ECHSNER, Dr. Herman J., 94, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Oct. 10. Husband of Virginia Echsner. Father of Julie Echsner Gahimer, Mary Echsner Moore, Amy Echsner Shaper and Stephen Echsner. Brother of Joan Echsner. Grandfather of 11.

ETIENNE, Glenda F. (Sprinkle), 83, St. Paul, Tell City, Oct. 17. Mother of Susan King, Sarah Wheatley, Denny, Randy and Scott Etienne. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of four.

FLAHERTY, Maxine S. (Cassidy), 93, St. Paul, Tell City, Oct. 12. Mother of Sharilyn Franzman, Lavonne Miller and Marlin Flaherty. Sister of Ruth Blandford. Grandmother of nine. Great‑grandmother 10.

FLINT, Russell F., 93, Holy Family, New Albany, Oct. 17. Father of Karyn Cureton, Linda Davis, Paula Stark, Andy and Scott Flint. Grandfather of 14. Great‑grandfather of 12.

GAYNOR, Richard J., 92, All Saints, Dearborn County, Oct. 14. Father of Mary Jo Calhoun, Lisa Hissett, Debbie Littiken, Gary and Kenny Gaynor. Brother of Dorothy James. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of 10.

GROTT, Jane E., 84, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Oct. 12. Mother of Susan Grodecki, Mary Ann Johnson, Amy Moseley, Cathy, Nancy, Dan and John Grott. Grandmother of eight.

GRUBB, Mary Jane, 76, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Oct. 13. Mother of Kathy Evans, Denise Gates and Anne Talbott. Sister of John and Tom Swisher. Grandmother of seven. Great‑grandmother of one.

HAMMOND, James M., 55, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Oct. 12. Husband of Lisa Roseman-Hammond. Father of Hayley, Heather, Holly, Hope, Michael and Tommy. Brother of Ann, Eileen, Kathleen, Mary, Joseph and Thomas. Grandfather of seven.

HANDT, Norman C., 88, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Oct. 20. Father of Sandra Allman, Linda Sneed, Barbara, Teresa, Kenneth and Leon Handt. Brother of Mary Lou Shelly and Alan Handt. Grandfather of nine. Great‑grandfather of one.

HASSEL, Mandred H., 86, Prince of Peace, Madison, Oct. 2. Husband of Dietlinde Hassel. Father of Beate Forstbauer, Monika Schmitt and Christiane Hassel. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of six.

HAY, Norman E., 85, St. Michael, Cannelton, Oct. 13. Father of Lavena McCullum, Derek Helm and Lance Hay. Brother of Judy Herzog, Jim and Paul Hay. Grandfather of five.

JONES, Anita M., 86, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Oct. 15. Mother of Linda Eichholtz and Janet Havens. Sister of Jeanne Funkhouser. Grandmother of three. Great‑grandmother of three.

KELLY, Nancy C. (Woodward), 65, Prince of Peace, Madison, Oct. 15. Wife of Ben Kelly. Mother of Chemaign Drumm, Ellen Kelly Lewis, Caitlin Kelly Tucker, Elizabeth, Gwen and B.J. Kelly. Sister of Doug Woodward. Grandmother of nine. Great‑grandmother of two.

KUBEK, Michael, III, 74, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Oct. 11. Husband of Ginny Kubek. Father of Danny, Eddie and Michael Kubek. Brother of Barbara and Marty. Grandfather of seven.

MURPHY, Patricia Trobaugh, 86, Holy Family, New Albany, Sept. 8. Mother of C. Tony, Craig and Gary Trobaugh. Sister of Nancy Cash and Greg Neely. Grandmother of four. Great‑grandmother of six.

NADERMAN, Albert F., 73, Immaculate Conception, Millhousen, Oct. 17. Husband of Cheryl Naderman. Father of Michelle Miller, Kimberly Shaw, Adam, Albert and George Naderman. Brother of Rose Baur, Jane Reed, Esther Rhuel, Justin and George Naderman. Grandfather of 11.

NILES, Rosemary, 83, St. Anne, New Castle, Oct. 16. Wife of Paul Niles. Mother of Theresa Arness-Kohtz and Paul Niles. Grandmother of two.

SANDERS, William E., Sr., 84, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Oct. 14. Father of Veronica Thatcher, Mary, Christopher and William Sanders, Jr. Brother of Rosemary Diekhoff, Maryann Mayer, Martha Rucker and Thomas Sanders. Grandfather of seven.

VIOLETTE, Lionel, 95, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Oct. 10. Father of Jean Bell, David, James and Robert Violette. Brother of Audie Lambert and Alex Violette. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of four. †

Local site Links:

Like this story? Then share it!