December 6, 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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BEDEL, Thelma A., 90, St. Mary, Greensburg, Nov. 21. Mother of Annette Faust, Rose Remmler, Margie Williams, Vernon and Victor Bedel. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of eight.

BROWN, Norman D., 94, Prince of Peace, Madison, Nov. 21. Husband of JoAnn Brown. Father of Gary Brown. Brother of Robert Brown. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of five.

DEVINE, Patrick J., 89, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Nov. 16. Husband of Maria Devine. Uncle and great-uncle of several.

FISCHER, Anthony, 87, St. Paul, Tell City, Nov. 19. Husband of Wilma Fischer. Father of Jill Bates, Kerri Brinkman, Debbie Julian, Cindy Wahl and Raymond Fischer. Brother of David Fischer. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of 11.

LANE, Theresa, 73, St. Mary, North Vernon, Oct. 13. Mother of Sara Skinner, Melissa Taylor and Tony Lane. Sister of Barb Biehle, Carol Collins, Louise Schlatterer, Leona Schoettmer, Jerry, Jim and Thomas Matern. Grandmother of seven.

LEKENS, Frances L., 98, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Nov. 11. Mother of Larry, Richard and Thomas Lekens. Sister of Helen Heid. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of nine.

MASCHINO, Dorene, 79, St. Joseph, Jennings County, Nov. 10. Mother of Amy Densborn, Peggy Garcia, Vicki Joslin, Annette Pollert, Kathy Wehmiller, Jeff, John and Tim Maschino. Sister of Clarence, Gilbert and Melvin Vogel. Grandmother of 24. Great-grandmother of five.

MCMAHON, Tom, 55, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Nov. 10. Husband of Patsy McMahon. Father of Annie Bowers, Jeremiah, Joe and Tim O’Connor. Brother of Kelle Hall, Gerard, Jeff, Larry, Pat and Robert McMahon, Jr. Grandfather of 11.

MILLER, Jean M. (Miller), 59, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Nov. 12. Wife of Gary Miller. Mother of Benjamin and Jerry Miller. Sister of Camilla Mautzy, Laura Simmons, Edith, Mark, Matt and Richard Miller.

MISEK, Joel, 73, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Nov. 12. Husband of Susan Misek. Father of Sabrina Paxton and Hether Wenger. Brother of Kathryn Carpenter. Grandfather of two.

SCHILDMEIER, Mary, 94, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Nov. 14. Sister of Kathleen Kempinger. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

SCHNEIDER, James C., 81, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Nov. 3. Father of Alyson Canto, Gregory, Jason and Matthew Schneider. Grandfather of eight.

SCHUMAN, David, 57, All Saints, Dearborn County, Nov. 20. Husband of Susan Schuman. Son of Joseph and Martha Schuman. Brother of Sharon Bischoff, Mary Jayne Cull, Sue Hartman, Theresa Norman, Donna, Dale and Lawrence Schuman. Uncle and great-uncle of several.

SCHUSTER, David P., 71, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Nov. 17. Husband of Mary Schuster. Father of Gregory and Timothy Schuster. Brother of Diane Bayer and Richard Schuster.

SOPKO, Edward J., 84, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Nov. 21. Husband of Regina Sopko. Father of James and Michael Sopko. Brother of Thomas Sopko. Grandfather of four.

SPRINGMEYER, Ruth M., 87, St. Mary, Greensburg, Nov. 24. Mother of Regina Badgley, Dorothy Lecher, Linda Meyer and Sharon Siefert. Sister of Joe Lambert. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of four.

THOMAS, Carolyn R. (Heckman), 82, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Nov. 22. Mother of Cynthia Knopp, Nancy O’Donoghue and Gordon Lamb. Sister of Raymond Heckman. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of four.

WELSH, Joshua Alexander G., 15, All Saints, Dearborn County, Nov. 16. Son of Jessica Welsh. Grandson of Jerry and Susan Covert. Great-grandson of Doris Welsh.

WERNKE, Paul, 86, St. Mary, North Vernon, Nov. 12. Husband of Kathryn Wernke. Father of Taryn Broadus, Sandi Kirchner, JuneAnn Rigney, Karol Speer, Dale and Jim Wernke. Brother of Wanda Wernke. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of 17.

WICKENS, John, 75, St. Mary, North Vernon, Nov. 4. Husband of Reda Wickens. Father of Scott Hall and Chad Wickens. Brother of Linda Vawter. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of two.

WILSON, Patricia A., 91, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Nov. 2. Mother of Mark and Neal Bowlen. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of six. †

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