January 24, 2020


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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ALVARADO, Martin Fernando Medina, 52, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Nov. 7. Husband of Maria Elvia Martinez Valdiva. Father of Neida, Sarahi, Axel, Bogar and Eduardo. Son of Silvestre Medina Nava and Marian Alvarado Bermudez.

ANTHONY, Betty Jean, 91, St. Luke the Evangelist, Dec 25. Mother of Charissa Tyler and Deborah Jean Wright. Sister of Dr. Michael McDonald. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of six.

BARDON, Marilyn, 77, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Dec. 31. Mother of Elizabeth Hunt and Jeb Bardon. Sister of Mark and Paul Wi Wi. Grandmother of five.

BEATTY, Elizabeth A., 93, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Dec. 26. Aunt of one.

BUERGELIN, Susan, 45, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Dec. 25. Wife of Luis Alfonzo. Mother of Aaron Emery and Michael Kramer. Daughter of Annette Jacobs.

CALVANO, Linda, 70, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Dec. 30. Wife of Tom Calvano. Mother of Teresa Bauer, Rebecca Peauler and Aaron Calvano. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of two.

ERNE, William H., 84, St. Louis, Batesville, Jan. 1. Brother of Bob and Joe Erne. Uncle and great uncle of several.

EVERSGERD, Red, 87, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Dec. 22. Father of Larisa Dotson and Cynthia Owings. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of 10.

GALLAGHER, Mary Alice, 90, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Dec. 19. Mother of Susan Barker, Julie Maloy, Christine Schmidt, Nancy Valentine and Martin Gallagher. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 25.

HARDIN, Betty L., 70, Holy Family, New Albany, Dec. 28. Mother of Karen Bowyer. Sister of Linda Breeden and Sandra Lefebvre. Grandmother of one.

ISADA, Victor, 82, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 29. Husband of Eleanor Isada. Father of Victoria Stefaniak, Paolo and Raymond Isada. Brother of Dolores and Rafael Isada, Jr. Grandfather of two.

JENKINS, Charlie J., 80, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Dec. 30. Husband of Lowetta Jenkins. Father of Lisa Barbier and Stephen Jenkins. Brother of Jeanie Siegrist. Grandfather of three.

KARPINSKI, Zoey L., infant, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 29. Daughter of Tod and Kristy Karpinski. Sister of Gemma Karpinski. Granddaughter of Cindy Lawson and Terry Karpinski.

KAY, Clare (Mulhern), 63, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Dec. 3. Daughter of Rosemary Valvo. Stepdaughter of Joseph Valvo. Sister of Rosemary Mifsud and Kathleen Ray. Aunt of several.

LAHEY, John, 75, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 11. Husband of Patricia Lahey. Father of Mary Ann Dewan, Teresa Whirls, David and Robert Lahey. Grandfather and great-grandfather of several.

LUTGRING, Mary Jean, 87, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Jan. 2. Wife of Alfred Lutgring. Mother of Darlene Button, Donna Hale, Damon, Daniel, David, Douglas and Duane Lutgring. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of five.

MCKENNA, Daniel J., 55, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Dec. 30. Brother of Carrie Wagoner, Debra, Susan, John and Mike McKenna Jr. Uncle of several.

MCKEON, Thomas J., 71, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Dec. 22. Brother of Daniel McKeon. Uncle and great-uncle of several.

PICKHARDT, Marie L., 103, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 25. Mother of Marcia Bowman and David Pickhardt. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of eight.

REYES-GOMEZ, Ramon, 72, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 3. Husband of Graciela Rodriguez de Reyes. Father of Elizabeth, Georgina, Baruc and Ramon Reyes.

ROGERS, Rena, 60, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Nov. 7. Sister of Richard and Victor Rogers. Aunt of several.

SCOTT, Charles M., 75, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Sept. 28. Husband of Carol Scott. Father of Connie Hoeferkamp, Anita Turner, Charles and James Scott. Brother of Karen Anders and Steve Scott. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of one.

THEDWALL, Alrick S., 68, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Dec. 31. Husband of Kate Thedwall. Father of Megan, Craig and Ryan Thedwall. Grandfather of three.

TROXELL, Rosina M., 88, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Dec. 28. Wife of James Troxell. Mother of Timothy Troxell. Grandmother of one.

WESELI, Robert P., 78, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Dec. 26. Husband of Mary Lou Weseli. Father of Dawn Hopkins, Dean and Keith Weseli. Brother of Sue Gump, Karen Mueller, Joyce Murray, Diane, Michael and Thomas Roedersheimer, George Sickinger and Roger Weseli. Grandfather of eight. †

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