February 26, 2021

Obituaries

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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BECRAFT, Ralph, 92, St. Mary (Immaculate Conception), Rushville, Jan. 19. Father of Joanna Brown, Kathy Wiliams, Chris, Jim and John Becraft. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 13. Great-great-grandfather of four.

BOIKE, Helen M., 94, St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, Jan. 19. Mother of Sandra Cobb and Debbie Kuhlenschmidt. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of two.

BRACIK, Thomas P., 76, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Jan. 4. Husband of Maria Bracik. Father of Therese Houze, Tricia Hutton, Tiffany Maddox and Todd Bracik. Brother of John Bracik. Grandfather of six.

CAVE, Pauline M., 92, Mary, Queen of Peace, Danville, May 1, 2018. Mother of Cindy Cave Keller, Lisa Elison, Carolyn Wamsley, Margaret and Don Cave. Grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother of several.

CONNER, Bill, 91, St. Paul, Tell City, Jan. 14. Husband of Joan Conner. Father of Christine Kanneberg, Julie Kohnert, Mary Riley, Theresa, David, Stephen and Tim Conner. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of 12.

DEDDENS, Gerhard W., 89, All Saints, Dearborn County, Jan. 20. Father of Rose Linton, Lynn and David Deddens. Brother of Theo Deddens. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of one.

EAGAN, Mary (Jansen), 86, St. Mark the Evangelist, Jan. 21. Wife of Bernie Eagan. Mother of Joanne Cleary, Diane, Andrew, Bernard and Thomas Eagan. Sister of Anne Armbruster and Estelle Redoutey. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of nine.

ECKSTEIN, Russell J., 96, St. Louis, Batesville, Dec. 8. Husband of Rita Eckstein. Father of Michelle Roth, Dolly Stirn, Don, Kenny, Roger and Sam Eckstein. Brother of Alivna Hartman and Luella Ripperger. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of eight.

ENGLAND, Wilber T., 81, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Jan. 14. Husband of Marjorie England. Father of Brent and Chris England. Brother of Victoria Wilton. Grandfather of two.

FRY, Mary Catherine, 70, St. Mark the Evangelist, Jan. 19. Sister of Bernice Keller and Lucy Nicksin. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

FUNK, Eulalia M. (Moser), 100, St. Thomas More, Mooresville, Nov. 19. Mother of Marianne Hawkins, Dennis, Harold and Joseph Funk. Sister of George Moser. Grandmother of 23. Great-grandmother of 33. Great-great-grandmother of three.

GRZELAK, Michael, 74, St. Michael, Greenfield, Jan. 22. Husband of Mary Ann Grzelak. Father of Kathleen Morrow, Ann Marie, Angie and Adam Grzelak. Brother of Maria Zinkan. Grandfather of five.

HAGEDORN, Roger V., 61, St. Mary, New Albany, Jan. 16. Husband of Carol Ann Hagedorn. Father of Emily Luzano, Hannah Stone and Aaron Hagedorn. Son of Mary Hagedorn. Brother of Denise Batliner, Debra Huber, Cheryl Pearce, Eugene, Joseph and Ronald Hagedorn. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of one.

HANLEY, Joseph V., 90, St. Barnabas, Jan. 18. Husband of Phillis Hanley. Father of Linda Bourne, Debbie Mills and Michael Hanley. Brother of John Hanley. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of 21.

HENN, Jr., Carl W., 99, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Jan. 15. Husband of Polly Henn. Father of Amy Ball, Elizabeth Carlson, Martha Heavilon, Tess Mondello, Ellen, Gretchen, Laura, Merry and Carl Henn, III. Brother of Anthony, Eugene, James, Robert and Vincent Henn. Grandfather of 19. Great-grandfather of five.

Holtel, Martha T., 105, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Jan.16. Wife of Marcellus Holtel. Mother of Donna Blotkamp, Elizabeth Fields, Therese Hollis, Mary Manchir, Judith Showalter, James and Raymond Holtel. Grandmother of 22. Great-grandmother of 33. Great-great-grandmother of five.

HORNBACH, Michael J., 61, All Saints, Dearborn County, Jan 15. Husband of Lesa Hornbach. Father of Angie Miller and Amanda Naumann. Son of Andrew and Frances Hornbach. Grandfather of two.

KOOPMAN, Mary Kathryn, 77, St. John the Baptist, Starlight, Jan. 17. Wife of Norbert Koopman. Aunt of several.

LICHTENBERGER, Steven Q., 26, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Jan. 15. Son of Craig and Vicki Lichtenberger. Brother of Emilee and Kimberlee Lichtenberger. Grandson of Etta Lichtenberger and Walter and Karen Horner.

LILLY, Eugene, 85, Holy Family, New Albany, Jan. 13. Husband of Evelyn Lilly. Father of Amy Franklin, Janine Kelty, Pamela Kraft Jeffrey, Mark and Patrick Lilly. Brother of Mary Alexander, Rita Hunchman, Karen and Alan Rodman and Vincent Lilly. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of 31.

MADDEN, Colleen M. (Chiles), 64, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Jan. 14. Wife of Paul Madden. Mother of Melissa, Jimmy, Martin, Paul, II, and Peter Madden. Sister of Karen, Kathy, Brian and Michael. Grandmother of 10.

MCKINLEY, Michael, 74, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Jan. 19. Husband of Mary McKinley. Father of Melissa Callahan and Bryan McKinley. Brother of Cheryl, Robert, Tim and Tony McKinley. Grandfather of three.

MCMULLEN, John P., 85, St. Jude the Apostle, Spencer, Jan. 16. Father of Cynthia Slavens, Colleen, Kevin and Michael McMullen. Brother of Betty Brinker, Maryanna Kistner, Rose Mizer, George, Pat, Paul and Tom McMullen. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of 15. Great-great-grandfather of two.

MCNULTY, Jane C., 84, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Jan. 21. Mother of Melissa Wanner. Sister of Carole Moltz. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of five.

O’DONNELL, Mary Alice, 99, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 16. Mother of Mary Theresa Snyder, James, Thomas and Timothy O’Donnell. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 13.

RATEKIN, Nancy, 78, St. Mary (Immaculate Conception), Rushville, Jan. 15. Wife of Rex Ratekin. Mother of Allana Edwards, Denis, Mark and Pete Ratekin. Sister of Rosare Marie Houze and Philip Shanahan. Grandmother of 10.

STEINER, William F., 70, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Jan. 14. Husband of Dena Steiner. Father of Holly Atrobus, Andrew and Steven Baudendistel. Brother of Mary Lou, Albert, Ed, Fred, Henry, Patrick and Ronald Steiner. Grandfather of six.

SULLIVAN, Rose Marie, 86, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Terre Haute, Jan. 19. Mother of Bonita Thompson, Laura Tucker, Timothy, Vincent and William Sullivan. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 7.

TRAUB, Paul W., 77, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 19. Husband of JoAnn Traub. Father of Cindy Kindschuh, Brian and Dan Traub. Brother of Martha Nelson, Anne Thompson, Joan Traub-Martin, Jerry and Pat Traub. Grandfather of seven.

URRUTIA, Patricia J., 89, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Jan. 20. Wife of John Urrutia. Mother of Theresa Hurrle, Susan Miles, Nancy Stalnaker, Michael and Thomas Urrutia. Sister of David Kelley. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 28.

WELLMAN, Sondra (Cornelius), 87, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 10. Sister of Carol Hutton, David and John Cornelius. Aunt and great-aunt of several.


Providence Sister Jacquelyn Hoffman served as a music teacher for 50 years

Providence Sister Jacquelyn Hoffman (formerly Sister Theodata), a member of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, died on

Jan. 25 at Mother Theodore Hall on the campus of her religious community’s motherhouse. She was 89.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, a virtual funeral service was held on Feb. 16. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Sister Jacquelyn was born on Feb. 3, 1931, in Fort Wayne, Ind. She entered the Sisters of Providence on Feb. 2, 1950, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1957.

Sister Jacquelyn earned a bachelor’s degree in music at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree in music at the University of Illinois.

During her 71 years as a member of the Sisters of Providence, Sister Jacquelyn ministered as a music teacher for 50 years in schools in Illinois, Indiana and Missouri. When she returned to the motherhouse in 2004, she provided music for Providence Health Care, liturgical music for her community, served as a receptionist at the former Woods Day Care and was a coordinator for alumnae for the former Ladywood High School in Indianapolis.

She is survived by a sister, Patricia Toomey of Randolph, N.J.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Providence, 1 Sisters of Providence Road, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876. †

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