March 19, 2021


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BUITING, William M., 88, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Feb. 19. Husband of Zita Buiting. Father of Zita Moor, Christopher and Michael Buiting. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of eight.

BRAKE, Ellen (Barton), 103, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Feb. 15. Mother of Meg Kerber, Mary Ann Plagge, Cathy Trotta, Nora, Dennis and Patrick Brake. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 26. Great-great-grandmother of two.

BRUNO, Jr., Thomas M., 64, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Feb. 16. Father of Michael Bruno. Grandfather of one.

BUTTERFIELD, Sharon K. (Kieser), 90, St. Paul, Tell City, Feb. 17. Mother of Kathy LaGrange and Warren Roeling, II. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of seven.

CAMPBELL, Mary Jo, 86, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Feb. 4. Mother of Michelle, Bobby, David and Patrick Fontanella. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of 13.

CUMMINGS, Nora Jean, 86, SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Indianapolis, Feb. 23. Aunt of several.

DIETZ, Shizu, 90, All Saints, Dearborn County, Feb. 7. Mother of Candace Hochstrasser, Vickie Mahoney and Geno Dietz. Grandmother of 13.

DILGER, Agnes (Beier), St. Boniface, Fulda, 100, Feb. 19. Mother of Mary Bugala, Carol Haake and Bonnie Mullins. Sister of Eleanor Schaeffer, Lorine Vogerl and Richard Beier. Grandmother of four. great-grandmother of seven.

GROTE, Matthew, 20, St. Mary (Immaculate Conception), Rushville, Feb. 7. Son of Jason and Amy Grote. Brother of Ben Grote. Grandson of Carl and Pamela Green and Gerald and Linda Grote.

HERMESCH, Donald C., 86, St. Mary, Greensburg, Feb. 7. Father of Donna Hay, Shari Scheidler and Gerald Hermesch. Brother of Ralph, Robert, Jr., and Walter Hermesch. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of eight.

KOCHELL, Howard E., 63, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Feb. 7. Husband of Ruth Kochell. Father of Jaclyn Edwards, Sara Inman, Drew and Michael Kochell. Stepfather of Cydny and Jake Bass. Son of Joseph Kochell and Peggy Lovejoy. Stepson of Donna Kochell. Brother of Gail Brickler, Doug, Kelly and Steve Kochell.

KOOPMAN, Lawrence J., 87, St. John the Baptist, Starlight, Feb. 19. Father of Becky Adams, Kathy Hash, Mary Kraha, Peter and Ron Koopman. Brother of Charles, Norbert and Raymond Koopman. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of 18.

KRAUS, Paul, 74, All Saints, Dearborn County, Feb. 9. Husband of Millie Kraus. Father of Melissa Hoffman, Teresa Reksell, Heather Walter, Krista Wilber, Michael and Patrick Ferry. Brother of Maryjane Henning, Sandra Wagner, Carole Weldishofer, Albert, Denny, Jim, Leon, Mark, Tim and Wally Kraus. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of one.

LIVINGSTON, Margaret A., 76, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Feb. 23. Mother of Amy McDaniels and Daniel Livingston. Sister of Patricia and Timothy Doyle. Grandmother of eight.

MAIO, Ernestina A., 91, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Feb. 6. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

MALICOAT, Delbert, 82, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Feb. 16. Father of Lisa Fitzwater, Pamela Lamott, Cynthia Manning, Brenda Musselman, Angela Ozbun and Debbie Wilson. Brother of Vadis Hill and Dewey Malicoat. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of several.

MERK, Jackie P., 85, St. Joseph Corydon, Feb. 22. Father of Malia Glotzbach, Joy Polk and Brendon Merk. Grandfather of five.

NOBBE-VOLZ, Mary T., 89, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Feb. 17. Mother of Belinda Brown, Bill, Cliff, Doug, Ken and Tom Nobbe. Stepmother of Janet Andrews and Tim Volz. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 18. Great-great-grandmother of one.

OSWALD, Richard J., 95, St. Louis, Batesville, Feb. 12. Father of Elizabeth Cox. Brother of Carol Dupuis, Virginia Lowry and Joan Stockman. Grandfather of one. Great-grandfather of two.

PRICKEL, Naomi J., 91, St. Louis Batesville, Feb. 20. Sister of Shirley Giesting. Aunt of several.

ROGIER, Catherine, 89, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Feb. 7. Mother of Karen Arnett, Kimberly McCormick, Keith, Kenny and Kevin Rogier. Sister of Alice Nord. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 14.

ROOSA, Ronald, 66, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Feb. 18. Husband of Vicky Roosa. Father of Brindy, Braum and Brandon Roosa. Brother of Rhonda Abner and Mike Roosa. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of one.

SAHM, Loretta (Staab), 80, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Feb. 6. Mother of Mary Mills, Joanne Sauter and Raymond Sahm. Sister of Delores Bostic, Barbara Fortner and John Staab. Grandmother of three.

SCHLAGETER, Janet A., 91, Holy Family, New Albany, Feb. 19. Mother of Ann Bridges and Jon Schlageter. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of five.

SCHNEIDER, Abraham J., infant, St. Mary, Greensburg, Feb. 10. Son of Kurt and Emily Schneider. Brother of Ruthie Schneider. Grandson of Dave and Debbie Schneider and Bruce and Mary Bergman.

SHEEHAN, Mary Ellen, 76, St. Barnabas, Feb. 8. Mother of Mary Kathleen and John Sheehan. Sister of Richard and William Farley.

SLAUGHTER, Teresa F., 78, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Feb. 17. Sister of Pat Allison and Linda Matthews. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

SMITH, Elizabeth J., 88, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Feb. 7. Mother of Catherine Laughlin, Karen, Daniel, Robert, Stephen and Thomas Smith. Grandmother of four.

STOCKS, Gwen, 77, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Feb. 15. Mother of Wendy Cookerly and William Stocks. Sister of Natalie Kraft, Anthony and Peter Pugliese. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of one.

TENDER, Lynn E., 74, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, Feb. 21. Husband of Doris Tender. Father of Lillian Penn and Lynette Wooden. Brother of Elsa Calderon, Mynelle Gardner, Lysa Tender-Taylor, Alyce Meadors and Lory and Robert Tender. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of one.

TRINDEITMAR, Catherine M., 81, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Feb. 14. Sister of Mary Ann Cosgrove, Dorothy Hunt and Thelma Rudolph. Aunt of several.

WEBER, Mary E., 91, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Feb. 11. Mother of Mary Beth Bryant, Kathleen Hatfield, Eileen Shumway, Christine Sigler, Jeanine, James, Joseph and William Weber. Sister of Daniel, James and Thomas Waddick. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of 23.

WESSELER, Francis, 76, St. Mary, Greensburg, Feb. 7. Husband of Angela Wesseler. Father of Jeni Niese, Jill Wilmer, Eric, Scott and Mark Wesseler. Stepfather of Annette Harling and Bobby Brinkman. Brother of Elvera Muckerheide, Barbara Retzner, Bernard, Cletus and Donald Wesseler. Grandfather of 23. Great-grandfather of five.

YESH, Roger C., 90, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Feb. 18. Husband of Rosalie Yesh. Father of Alyssa and Jeffrey Yesh. Brother of Shirley Rowland. Grandfather of two. †

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