August 13, 2021


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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AMBERGER, Rita J., 89, Holy Family, Oldenburg, July 27. Wife of Robert Amberger. Mother of Joyce Gagne, Janice Lamping and Judy Smith. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of five. (correction)

BRIDGEWATER, Delores J., 93, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Aug. 1. Mother of David, Gary, Paul, Robert and Steven Bridgewater. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 28. Great-great-grandmother of two.

CARROLL, Robert M., 82, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, July 24. Husband of Sharon Carroll. Father of Danielle Menjivar and Sara Zack. Brother of Sheila Berauer, Eileen Finan, Joan Frazer, Judy Grayson, Patricia Hoff, Margie Quammen, Maureen Schapker and Kathleen Stepaniak. Grandfather of four.

CLAPPER, Richard L., 84, St. Roch, Indianapolis, July 1. Husband of Marsha Clapper. Father of David and Mark Clapper. Grandfather of three.

DARRAH, Patty, 66, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, July 28. Mother of Leslie Batdorf and Amanda Troxell. Sister of Theresa Taylor, Karen and Mike Darrah. Grandmother of five.

DEVLIN, Thomas L., 93, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, July 25. Husband of Marikay Devlin. Father of Maureen O’Donnell, Andrew, Edward, Jeffrey and Joseph Devlin. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of two.

DONAHUE, Frances, 94, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, July 27. Mother of Jan Andres, Rita Court, Merlin Donahue and Steve Fitzgerald. Sister of Imogene Didelot. Grandmother of nine.

ENZINGER, Gretchen (Haverkos), 86, Holy Family, Oldenburg, July 9. Wife of Louis Enzinger. Mother of Maria Huber, Jennifer Sanderson, Gerard and Marty Enzinger. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of nine.

HERMESCH, Walter, 93, St. Maurice, Napoleon, July 20. Father of Kim Hermesch. Brother of Ralf and Robert Hermesch, Jr. Grandfather of one.

KELLEMS, Francis B., 94, St. Augustine, Leopold, July 16. Stepfather of Betty Bryant, Mary Leisner-Cronin and Ruby Yoakum. Brother of Sarah Overstreet and Archie Kellems. Step-grandfather of nine. Step-great-grandfather and step-great-great-grandfather of several.

MILLER, Erin (Shelbourne), 43, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, July 27. Wife of Brian Miller. Mother of Hannah, Molly, Adam and Andrew Miller. Daughter of K. Donald and Carol Ann Shelbourne. Sister of Brian and John Shelbourne.

MUNSON, Nancy (Letko), 67, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, July 24. Wife of John Munson. Mother of Emily and Ginny Munson. Sister of Cynthia, Mary and Gerry Letko.

NIEDBALSKI, Garry M., 73, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, July 16. Husband of Bette Niedbalski. Father of Dr. Brian Niedbalski. Stepfather of Andrew and Robert Miller. Brother of Bradley, Jeffrey and Leslie Niedbalski. Grandfather of two. Step-grandfather of four.

O’BRIEN, Thomas, 85, Mary, Queen of Peace, Danville, June 27. Husband of Mary O’Brien. Brother of Beann deHebreard, James and John O’Brien. Grandfather and great-grandfather of several.

PARRETT, Shirley L., 92, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, July 25. Mother of Betty Conklin, Robert and Thomas Parrett. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 19.

ROACH, Stephen R., 68, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, July 31. Husband of Carrie Roach. Father of Devin, Garret and Trevor Roach. Brother of Theresa Dinn, Nancy Hartman, Mary Petree and Sue Zook. Grandfather of one.

SAUER, Thomas G., 76, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, July 26. Husband of Kathleen Sauer. Father of Karen Costanzo and Laura Kohus. Brother of Robert and William Sauer. Grandfather of four.

SCHALLERT, Kellie M., 33, SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Indianapolis, July 4. Daughter of Deacon Nathan and Kathryn Schallert. Sister of Michael Schallert. Niece of several.

SCHWEGMAN, Luke M., 23, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Aug. 1. Son of Mike and Margie Schwegman. Brother of Mathias Schwegman. Grandson of Wilfred and Linda Schwegman, Mike Biltz and Carol Schwegman. Nephew of several.

SEYOUM TESEMA, Woldemichael, 87, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, July 23. Father of Ayda, Lidya, Miriam, Mulunesh, Tsereda, Aron, Kalieb, Mulgeta and Mussie Seyoum and Woldemichael Tesema. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of three.

STURM, Janet, 78, Mary, Queen of Peace, Danville, June 14. Wife of Robert Sturm. Mother of Shannon Brackett and David Sturm. Grandmother of five.

TUNNY, Patricia J., 81, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, June 19. Wife of James Tunny. Mother of Teresa Limbach, Christopher and Patrick Tunny. Sister of Raymond Lee. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of five.

WALSH, Matilda, 84, Holy Cross, St. Croix, July 17. Sister of Mary Daily and Bernard Walsh. Aunt of several.

WESSELER, Connie S., 61, All Saints Parish, Dearborn County, July 27. Wife of James Grafe. Mother of Phillip Wesseler. Daughter of Bernard Wesseler. Sister of Anita Boppeler, Lori Sweeney and Bernie Wesseler. †

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