February 7, 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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BAKER, Vincent E., 66, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 23. Husband of Mary Baker. Father of Molly Baker. Brother of Rita Berning, Betsy Georg, Kay Johnson, Mary Pat Kiefer, Sue Kirchner, Maureen, Hugh and John Baker.

BIERLY, John R., Jr., 44, St. Peter, Harrison County, Jan. 23. Son of John Bierly, Sr.

BOING, Betty J., 94, St. Mary, Greensburg, Jan. 23. Mother of Dale, Harold and Larry Boing. Sister of Rosella Langlois, Marita Wagner and Ralph Redelman. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of four.

BOLES, Debbie, 68, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Jan. 17. Wife of Rick Boles. Mother of Sarah Kidwell and Stephen Hachey. Grandmother of four.

COLLINS, Clara B., 89, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, Jan. 14. Mother of Keith Collins. Sister of Pete Willis. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of two.

DEEG, Caleb A., 24, Prince of Peace, Madison, Jan. 21. Son of Dan and Terri Deeg. Brother of Leah Biesen, Conner, Daniel and Tyler Deeg. Uncle of several.

GILL, Thomas C., 90, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Jan. 22. Father of Cindy Arterburn, George, Jeff, Teri, Tim and Tom Gill. Brother of Donna Rose and Joe Gill. Grandfather of nine.

GULDE, William F., 82, St. Mary, Rushville, Jan. 18. Husband of Karmen Gulde. Father of Susan, Carl, Robert and William Gulde Jr. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of three.

HEIM, Katherine A., 85, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Jan. 23. Mother of Laurie Eller, Patty Maves, Donna Sperring, Chrissie Wolfe, Dale, Mark and Mike Heim. Sister of Rose Lohaus, Joe and John Belligan and Mike Neirink. Grandmother of 21. Great-grandmother of 14.

KLOSTERKEMPER, Harold J., 96, St. Mary, Greensburg, Jan. 21. Husband of Helen Klosterkemper. Father of Mary Hamer and Mark Klosterkemper. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of 20.

KNERLER, Norma L., 79, St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, Dec. 30. Mother of Leah Genrich, Lori White, Elizabeth Woodward, Doug, Glenn, Larry and Mike Kirsch. Sister of Kathy Herzog, Charlotte McGervey, Mary Ellen Webber, Christine Ziemanski and Robbie Knerler. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of three.

KUNKEL, Mildred, 91, Holy Guardian Angels, Franklin County, Dec. 4. Mother of Judy Lanning, Linda Sintz, Brenda Walter, Larry and Ron Kunkel. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 22.

LEDFORD, Jerome P., 80, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Jan. 6. Husband of Marie Ledford. Father of Eric, Kevin, Kirk and John Ledford. Grandfather of 11.

LEEMHUIS, John S., 64, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 12. Husband of Elizbeth Leemhuis. Father of Frank, Jack and Tim Leemhuis. Brother of Mary and Tom.

MANGOLD, Michael D., 65, Most Sorrowful Mother of God, Vevay, Jan. 20. Father of Kenny Young, Matthew and Robert Mangold. Brother of Rosemarie Pavy, Danny, Jeff, Mark and Steven Mangold. Grandfather of six.

MATHAUER, Martha E., 84, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Jan. 23. Sister of Georgiann Crouch, Theresa Roembke and Linda Wilson. Aunt and great-aunt several.

PFEIFFER, Kathryn T., 89, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Jan. 22. Mother of Ann Pfeiffer-Butts, Michele, Daniel, Michael and Timothy Pfeiffer.

REYES, Dr. Nestor C., 89, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Jan. 25. Husband of Violeta Reyes. Father of Jean Marie Pechette, Lizette Scheidt, Vivian, Gerald, Nelson and Robert Reyes. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of five.

SCHNEIDER, Vickie, 62, St. Peter, Franklin County, Dec. 20. Wife of Richard Schneider. Mother of April, Calypso, Christina, Bradford, Brandon, Brian and Bryce. Sister of Elaine, Kathy, Rebecca, Bruce, Danny and Greg. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of two.

ZAPFE, Richard C., 77, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Jan. 2. Husband of Margaret Zapfe. Father of Megan, Bryan and Matt Zapfe. Brother of Robert Zapfe. †

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