March 26, 2021


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BERTKE, Yoneko M., 88, St. Boniface, Fulda, Feb. 11. Mother of Linda, Yvonne and Daniel Bertke.

BLACK, Catherine L., 70, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Feb. 23. Mother of Rosemary Alvarez, Robin Carson, Rebecca Chapman, Ruth Hurrle and Daniel Black. Daughter of Dr. Georgia A. Pitcher. Sister of Marti Baker, Susan Oakley and Daniel Baker. Grandmother of 14.

BOWE, Paul A., 87, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, March 3. Husband of Carolyn Bowe. Father of Teresa Lewis, Sandra Myers, Brian, Paul, Jr., and Timothy Bowe. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of six.

CLEMENTS, Coletta M., 87, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, March 4. Mother of Diana Clements and Terrie Drescher. Sister of Sandy Boofter, Judy Dieckmeyer, Ronelle Maurer and Michele Norris. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 12. Great-great-grandmother of one.

CURL, Roger, 68, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, March 10. Husband of Brenda Curl. Father of Brooke Curl and Stephanie Steele. Brother of Linda Blevins and Debbie Wilson. Grandfather of four.

DIXON, Robert M., 74, Prince of Peace, Madison, March 7. Husband of Ruth Ann Dixon. Father of Dottie Dirksen and Mike Dixon. Brother of Bill Dixon. Grandfather of two.

DYER, Patricia, 88, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Feb. 28. Mother of Patti Crabtree, Janet and Nancy Hoffman and Lorri Tutsie. Sister of Joyce Harvey. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of four.

ERNST, Donald G., 81, St. Jude, Indianapolis, March 3. Husband of Sandy Ernst. Father of Brenda and Steve Ernst. Brother of David and James Ernst. Grandfather of five.

GALLAGHER, Josephine P., 89, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 25. Mother of Angie Freeland, Donna Schafer and Tony Gallagher. Sister of Barb Campbell, Johanna Poirier, Mary Wright, Anton, Jr., and Dan Skojac. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 11.

GARVEY, Jerry, 82, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 25. Husband of Jill Garvey. Father of Catherine Simon, Elizabeth, Greg and Tom Garvey. Grandfather of 11.

GLAUB, Martin R., 68, St. Anthony of Padua, Morris, March 9. Husband of Merita Glaub. Father of Shawn Glaub. Brother of James, John, Jr., and Robert Glaub.

GRAMAN, Alverna J., 98, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, March 2. Mother of Barbara Eudy, Rebecca Melton, Jeff and Roger Graman. Sister of Rose Ann Altman and Eileen Seidl. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of three.

GRAVES, Mara, 93, St. Mary, North Vernon, Feb. 28. Mother of Mona Huckelberry. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 11.

GUNHOUSE, Betty, 93, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Feb. 19. Mother of Margaret Gielczewski, Camilla Lovati and Steven Gunhouse. Sister of Patsy Barrett, Sherline Clapp and Sonny Conner. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of nine.

HADDIN, Martha J., 90, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, March 3. Sister of Mary Herbertz. Aunt of several.

HASSEL, Dietlinde, 83, Prince of Peace, Madison, March 1. Mother of Beate Forstbauer and Monika Schmitt. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of six.

HELMS, Shirley, 84, St. Michael, Brookville, March 1. Mother of Kim Pflum, Bridgett and Michael Helms. Sister of Donna Gesell, Joyce Lambert, Janet Miller, Karen Weir and Herbert Rosenberger. Grandmother of three.

KENNEDY, Patricia, 73, Christ the King, Indianapolis, March 1. Wife of Arthur Kennedy. Mother of Brian and David Kennedy. Sister of Barbara DiGiorgio. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of five.

KINSEY, Bonnie Sue, 80, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, March 8. Mother of John, Michael and William Kinsey. Grandmother of four.

KLEIN, Mary Lou (Lysaght), 80, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 10. Wife of R.J. Klein. Mother of Stacia Klein Madden and Rob Klein. Grandmother of three.

LONG, Alfred J., 97, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Feb. 25. Husband of Beverly Ann Long. Father of Linda Gambrel, Laura James and Leslie Potts. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of six.

MALCOM, Lorraine, 89, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 8. Mother of Lori Armstrong, Bonnie Ramion and Kathy Whitaker. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of six. Great-great-grandmother of three.

MILLER, Alice E., 82, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, March 1. Mother of Margaret Whitefoot and Mark Miller. Sister of Patricia Dixon and Mike Ahaus. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of eight.

MURPHY, Kathleen, 81, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, July 1, 2020. Wife of Michael Murphy. Mother of Eileen Goodin, Maureen McHugh, Sheila and Patrick Murphy. Grandmother of 15.

ORR, Bryan M., 51, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Feb. 28. Husband of Dawn Orr. Father of Morgan and Paige Orr. Son of Steve and Sandra Orr. Brother of Chris Orr.

PRATHER, Mark S., 69, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, March 9. Husband of Judith Ann Prather. Father of JoAnna Reisert, James and John Burns. Brother of James Prather. Grandfather of eight. Great-grand father of three.

RAIMONDI, Paul A., 66, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, March 9. Husband of Dorothy Raimondi. Father of Magen Wolf, Natalie, Nicole and Jonathan Raimondi. Brother of Josephine Taylor, Elizabeth and Katie Raimondi. Grandfather of five.

REYNOLDS, Sharon, 73, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, March 4. Mother of Gina Glass and Glen Reynolds. Sister of Linda O’Malley, Denise Snow, Guy and Joseph Vecera. Grandmother of one.

RICHARDS, Stephen, 65, St. Mary (Immaculate Conception), Rushville, Feb. 23. Husband of Anna Jo Richards. Father of Joseph Richards. Son of Loren and Linda Richards. Brother of Shelley Lamle, Christi Peach, Joyce Turner, Andy, Greg, Kenny, Ronnie and Stan Richards.

SCHEPERS, Martha Ann (McCracken), 88, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, March 1. Mother of Laura Duffy, Chris and Timothy Schepers. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 18.

TAGUE, Norma, 78, Prince of Peace, Madison, March 3. Mother of Suzan Tzifas, Bryan and Jason Tague. Sister of David and Greg Sparks. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of two.

TAYLOR, Sr., Kenneth W., 75, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 2. Father of Jennifer Stanley, Rachel, Ken, Jr., and Stephen Taylor. Brother of Dixie Humphrey, Beth Kline, Jim and Tim Taylor. Grandfather of seven.

TORD, Dr. Jose Nicolini, 92, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, March 9. Husband of Mary Helen Tord. Father of Tina Snider and Bernardo Tord. Brother of Javier Tord Nicolini. Grandfather of four. †

Conventual Franciscan Father Edmund Goldbach served in parish ministry

Conventual Franciscan Father Edmund Goldbach, a member of the Province of Our Lady of Consolation based in Mount St. Francis, died on March 14 in Edina, Minn. He was 83.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 20 at St. Bonaventure Church in Bloomington, Minn. Burial followed on March 26 at the friars’ cemetery at Mount St. Francis.

Clarence George Goldbach, Jr., was born on Aug. 29, 1938, in Cleveland, Ohio.

After graduating from the province’s former high school seminary at Mount St. Francis in 1956, Father Edmund entered its novitiate. He professed simple vows on July 21, 1957, and solemn vows on July 23, 1960.

Father Edmund received his priestly formation at the former Our Lady of Carey Seminary in Carey, Ohio, and the former Assumption Seminary in Chaska, Minn. He was ordained a priest on March 13, 1965, in St. Paul, Minn.

Father Edmund served in parish ministry in Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. In the archdiocese, he served at his province’s former high school seminary at Mount St. Francis and as pastor of St. Benedict Parish in Terre Haute from 2010-14.

Father Edmund is survived by his sisters, Nancy Jean Engle and Barbara Ann Lesniak.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Province of Our Lady of Consolation, 103 St. Francis Blvd., Mount St. Francis, IN, 47146, or on the province’s website at †

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