November 22, 2019


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ALIALY, Araceli Milagros Salinio Doloso, 72, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Oct. 28. Wife of Alberto Alialy. Mother of Vic Doloso, Alkaid, Alkhely, Alkhemer and Alkhen Alialy. Sister of Edna Deximo, Haydee Gloria and Helfa Mirasol. Grandmother of nine.

BOUWKAMP, Madonna R., 87, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Nov. 2. Mother of Brenda Bradley, Judy Feldman, Jo Ellen Jones, Alan and Gary Bouwkamp. Sister of Joyce Jasheway and Mildred Kestner. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 12.

CANNELLO, Brian J., 42, St. Patrick, Salem, Oct. 30. Father of June, Penelope and Alexander Cannello. Son of Joseph and Mary Cannello. Brother of Joy and Adam Cannello.

CASSÉ, Mary Ann, 68, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Nov. 10. Wife of Michael Cassé. Mother of Susan and Matthew Cassé. Sister of Thomas Morrison. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of one.

DIECKMANN, Velma E., 90, St. Louis, Batesville, Nov. 12. Mother of Wilma Moeller, Brian and Paul Dieckmann. Sister of Pat Naayers, Sharon Singer and Dale Deffner. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of six.

ERNSTES, Barbara R., 91, St. Mary, Greensburg, Nov. 13. Mother of Marilyn Ebbinghouse, Paula Fox, Kathy Henry and Nancy Ernstes. Sister of Robert Walsman. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of seven.

HAUNERT, Marjorie A., 87, St. Mary, Greensburg, Nov. 9. Mother of Paula Fry and Jane Hermesch. Sister of Roselyn Senft, Lucille Wenning and Harold Haskamp. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 10.

KEENAN, Charles M., 78, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Oct. 20. Father of Eileen, David, Michael and Timothy Keenan. Brother of Maryann Dietz and Jack Keenan. Grandfather of five.

KREKELER, Mary E., 94, St. Louis, Batesville, Nov. 12. Mother of Patricia Blank, Jean Ann Gutzwiller, Teresa Sitterding, Maribeth Snellenbargar, Daniel, Kevin, Michael and William Krekeler. Sister of Anna Mae Ricke, Leo and Robert Haunert. Grandmother of 28. Great-grandmother of 34.

LEFFEL, John H., II, 72, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Nov. 5. Husband of Karen Leffel. Father of G. Dean, John III and Kenneth Leffel. Brother of Mary Beth Linden, Holly-Ann and Geoffrey Leffel. Grandfather of five.

MORAN, William F., 69, St. Mary, Rushville, Nov. 6. Husband of Lois Moran. Father of Tonya Ervine and Joe Moran. Brother of Jo Farlow, Susie Hubbell, Peggy Rich, Barbara, Pat and Tim Moran. Grandfather of three.

SWEENEY, Jerald C., 85, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Oct. 30. Father of Carrie Lamb, Maureen, Daniel and Michael Sweeney. Brother of Marilyn Wagner. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of four.

WEAVER, Marianne, 91, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Nov. 2. Wife of Paul Weaver. Mother of Terry McLaughlin, Susie Sokol, Maribeth Wenclewicz, Larry and Paul Weaver. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of three.

Clarence Schaftlein, Sr., 95, was the father of Father Steven Schaftlein

Clarence J. Schaftlein, Sr., the father of Father Steven Schaftlein, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Franklin, died on Nov. 6. He was 95.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Nov. 15 at St. Mary-of-the-Knobs Parish in Floyd County. Burial followed at the parish cemetery.

Schaftlein was born on April 12, 1924, in Brazil. He grew up in Shively, Ky., where he was a member of St. Helen and St. Dennis Parish. In 1945, he married Pauline Dean, who died in 2006. In 1949, they moved to Floyds Knobs and became members of St. Mary-of-the-Knobs Parish.

Schaftlein worked for 30 years as a machinist at Naval Ordinance in Louisville, Ky. After retiring, he learned to ski, a hobby he loved and pursued until the winter of 2018.

He is survived by his children, Melanie Casey, Dolly Wallis, Clarence, Jr., Dean and Father Steven Schaftlein, five grandchildren and eight grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary-of-the-Knobs Parish, 5719 Saint Mary’s Road, Floyds Knobs, IN 47119-9142. †

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