October 29, 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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BAUMGARTNER, Barbara, 80, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Sept. 28. Mother of Joanne Mages and John Krause. Grandmother of four.

BEY, John C., 62, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Sept. 20. Son of Joan Bey. Brother of Anna Marie Witt and Joseph Bey.

BONOMINI, John W., 61, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Bright, Sept. 27. Son of Virginia Volz and Leonard Bonomini. Brother of Mary Folz, Ginny Staubach, Joe and Lenny Bonomini, Jr. Uncle of several.

CLARK, Norma Jean, 84, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Oct. 16. Mother of Donald and Michael Clark. Sister of June Jorgenson. Grandmother of five.

CRASK, Leslie A., 69, Prince of Peace, Madison, Oct. 8. Wife of Tony Crask. Mother of Jennifer Crask, Bernadette, Eric and Ian Hagan. Sister of Bernadette Roby and John Able. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of five.

DEHNER, Dr. John, 86, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, Oct. 17. Husband of Sandra Augustin Dehner. Father of Mary Carpenter, Jenny Cox, John and Tom Dehner. Stepfather of Andrea Stanley, Joseph and Michael Augustin. Grandfather of 11. Step-grandfather of two.

DRESCHER, John J., 75, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Oct. 10. Husband of Terrie Drescher. Father of Shannon Nale, Shaun Bradley, Charles, Jacob and Scott Drescher. Brother of Jeanne Potts, Bart, Michael and William Drescher. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of one.

DUERSTOCK, Robert E., 84, St. Mary, Greensburg, Oct. 14. Husband of Sharanne Duerstock. Stepfather of Anne Robbins, Carl, Irvin and Tony Vanderpohl. Grandfather of several. Great-grandfather of one.

FREEMAN, Matthew E., 42, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, July 22. Son of Debbie Freeman. Brother of Errick Freeman. Grandson of John and Kate Freeman.

FREY, Ralph G., 91, St. Michael, Brookville, Oct. 14. Husband of Rosemary Frey. Father of Jane Trach, Diane, Mary Ann, Patricia and Edward Frey. Brother of Carolyn Doerflein, Carl and Donald Frey. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of 12.

HARPRING, Edna M., 84, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Oct. 8. Mother of Diane Erickson and Marlene Hague. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of three.

HEITZ, Mary Lou, 89, Prince of Peace, Madison, May 11. Mother of Tammy Crafton and Linda Konings. Sister of William Little. Aunt of several.

HENSEL, Jane A., 90, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Oct. 9. Mother of Diane, Christopher and Mark Hensel.

HOUNCHELL, Theresa, 70, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Sept. 26. Wife of Michael Hounchell. Mother of Jennifer Isaacs, Alexander, Joel and Nicholas Hounchell and Kevin Miller. Sister of Phyllis Becht, Janet Conner, Margaret Polito, Mary Williams, Mike and William Wiley. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of three.

KOCHERT, Suzanne, 90, St. Mary, Lanesville, Oct. 8. Mother of Julie McCartin. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of two.

OBERMEYER, Gilbert F., 82, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Oct. 17. Brother of Edward, Richard, Robert and Ronald Obermeyer. Uncle of several.

PADGETT, Judith A. (Hoff), 81, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Oct. 3. Mother of Sheila and Jim Padgett. Sister of Janice Hoff Richardson, Mary Jo, Chris, Rick and Steve Hoff. Grandmother of three.

PEACOCK, Wilma E., 85, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Oct. 5. Aunt of several.

ROE, Yolanda M., 78, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Sept. 24. Mother of Diana and David Roe, Jr. Sister of Epi Lemons. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of one.

SAALMAN, Patricia (Goffinet), 77, St. Paul, Tell City, Oct. 14. Wife of Marion Saalman. Mother of Patrick and Scott Saalman. Sister of Charlotte Smith, Bob, Mike and Rick Goffinet. Grandmother of five.

TURK, David F., 82, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Aug. 26. Father of Marie Hall, Laura Summers and Russell Turk. Brother of Rita Johnson. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of four.

VAAL, Thomas R., 78, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, Oct. 10. Father of Brenda Smith, Brian and David Vaal. Brother of Susan Brier, Janet Dilger, Lou Ann Lueken, Linda Mehringer, Mary Roos, Gene, John and Tim Vaal. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of one.

WORK, Mary C., 86, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Oct. 6. Mother of Karen Oeding, Dru Johnson and Kevin Work. Sister of Donald Penn. †

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