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Deceased Name: MORTICIAN, CIVIC LEADER KENNETH ALEXANDER DIES
Kenneth Glezen Alexander, chairman of the board of Alexander Funeral Homes Inc., and a leading civic leader, died at 10:35 p.m. Wednesday at Holiday Health Care of cancer. He was 78.
A mortician for more than 50 years, Alexander had served as president of morticians' associations on local, state, regional, national and international levels.
Kenneth Alexander's late grandfather, Isaac Alexander, founded Alexander Funeral Home in January 1880 in Dubois County, Ind.
Alvah Alexander, Kenneth's late father, moved the business to Evansville in 1921 as part of the old McCord and Alexander Funeral Home at St. Joseph Avenue and West Franklin Street. The father 12 years later founded the West Chapel at 2100 W. Illinois St.
The Alexanders in 1961 purchased Lowe Colonial Chapel at 2115 Lincoln Ave. and turned it into the East Chapel. Their North Chapel at 4200 Stringtown Road was constructed and opened in 1979.
Thornton Patberg, University of Evansville vice president for planned giving and community relations, remembered Alexander as a "very warm and compassionate person who was concerned about others' needs."
"A former trustee of the UE, he always was good to the university and to such other programs as the Evansville Rescue Mission."
Civic groups he was involved in included the West Side Nut Club, Downtown Optimist Club, YMCA, United Fund, the Evansville Rescue Mission and the American Red Cross. He served on the board of directors at Deaconess Hospital for many years, and also had been a director of the Evansville Chamber of Commerce and Evansville Federal Savings and Loan Association.
He was a member of the Evansville Country Club, Evansville Kennel Club, the Petroleum Club, and a past campaign chairman of the Vanderburgh Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
He recently was president of the Vanderburgh County Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.
He also belonged to Simpson United Methodist Church, Evansville Masonic Lodge No. 64, Scottish and York Rites and Hadi Temple Shrine.
In 1937, he was one of 27 U.S. DeMolays to make a pilgrimage to Molay, France, birthplace of the organization.
He attended Reitz High School, Evansville College and the Indiana College of Mortuary Science.
Surviving are his wife of 54 years, the former Barbara Baugh; a son, Thomas A. Alexander of Evansville; a daughter, Kay Clark of Seattle; a sister, Georgetta Miller of Henderson, Ky.; six grandchildren, Matthew T. Alexander, Andrew D. Alexander, Carrie S. Hatchett and Jonathan K. Alexander, all of Evansville, and Christina Clark and Brian Clark of Seattle; and a great- grandson.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Alexander Funeral Home East Chapel, the Revs. John L. Hopkins and Joe L. Mitchell officiating, with entombment in Alexander Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Alexander West Chapel and from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Alexander East Chapel, where Masonic services will be at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
Edition: Final Page: A6  Evansville Courier & Press (IN) - July 7, 1995
Contributed by Erica Beatty

Gerald Anderson, St. County Name: Dubois State: Ind Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (Ind) Date: March 19, 1988
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: JASPER, Ind. -- Gerald Anderson, Sr., 61, died at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. Surviving are his wife, Lenore, a daughter, Linda Bridgewater of Jasper, three sons, Jim of Huntingurg, Gerald, Jr. of Evansville and Paul of Jasper, a sister, Marge McCormick of Verona, Ill.; three brothers, Gene of Kankakee, Ill., Roy of Dwight, Ill., and Stanley of California; and six grandchildren. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. EST Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial with military graveside rites by Veterans of Foreigh Wars Post 673 will be in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Sunday at Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel, where the Knights of Columbus will recite a rosary at 8 p.m..

Harold Bauer
Obit: JASPER SAILOR DIES IN CALIFORNIA CRASH  ---  JASPER,   Oct. 2 (Special) ---  Harold Bauer, 21-year-old former Jasper resident, was killed in an auto accident near San Jose, Calif., at 12:30 a.m. today.   He is the son of Mrs. Amelia Bauer, this city.  Bauer had been in Navy for approximately 18 months, and was stationed at Moffett Field, Calif.  Prior to entering the service he was employed at the Country Club here.    Also surviving are four brothers; Ralph, Indianapolis; Russell, serving in the Air Force at Baltimore, Md., and Melvin and Othmer, both residing in Jasper; two sisters, Mrs. Carl Bleemel, Ireland, Ind., and Miss Josephine Bauer, at home.    The body will be returned to Jasper.
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (Ind) Date: Oct. 3, 1953
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd

Prof. Arthur Berry
Obituary
From the Petersburg Press
DIED - At the residence of Mr. Harrison Ashby, near Augusta, Pike county on Saturday, Nov 27, 1875, Prof. Arthur Berry, aged 56 years. Prof. Berry, the subject of this notice, was born and educated in the State of Kentucky. He moved with his father to Daviess county in the early settlement of the country, where he taught his first school, soon becoming eminent as a first-class scholar and an excellent teacher; about twenty years ago he moved with his family to Dubois county; there he taught select schools for the benefit of advanced students, until he was elected surveyor for that county, which office he filled with credit to himself and to the entire satisfaction of all concerned, until at the earnest soliciation of his friends he moved to Pike county.

On the 17th day of June, 1875, he was appointed superintendent of schools and acted in that capacity until his decease. Prof. Berry, in the latter capacity gave promise of accomplishing much good for the schools of Pike Co. His death creates a vacancy that will be hard to fill. Our deepest sympathies are with his bereaved wife and helpless children. "God's will be done." C.W. DeBruler
Jasper Weekly Courier, Vol 17, No 46, Dubois County, 10 Dec 1875 - transcribed by J.S.

Joseph Betz
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN)Date: Feb. 1, 2000
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: CELESTINE, Ind.  --  Joseph P. Betz, 76, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at the Huntingburg Convalescent Center in Huntingburg, of pulmonary edema.  He had been a farmer and former co-owner of the Betz Brothers Butcher Shop.  He was a member of the St. Peter Celestine Catholic Church and the Schnellville Conservation Club.  Surviving are his wife, Laverne; two daughters, Judy Senninger of Jasper and Marily Buechler of Huntingburg; four sons, Harold "Butch" of Jasper and Myron, Allen, and Daryl, all of Schnellville; two brothers, Othmar and Alois, both of Schnellville; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son, Aaron. Services will be at 10 a.m. EST Thursday at St. Peter Celestine Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.   Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel, with a rosary at 4:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

Laura Bieker
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN) Date: Sept. 14, 1987
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: ST. ANTHONY, Ind.  --  Laura Bieker, 90, of Lamar, formerly of St. Anthony, died at 8:20 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Huntingburg.  Surviving are three daughters, Marie Mullen of St. Anthony, Lauretta Prechtel of Lamar and Ruth Klem of Dale; a son, Theodore Bieker, Jr. of St. Anthony; three sisters, Stella Hasenour and Loretta Jahn, both of St. Anthony, and Olivia Botto of Cincinnati; a brother Othmar Schnell of St. Anthony; 22 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.   Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand, where the Christian Mothers Society and other parish members will recite the rosary at 7:30 p.m.

Theodore Bieker, St.
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN) Date: June 21, 1990
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: ST. ANTHONY, Ind.  --  Theodore W. Bieker, St., 64, died at 9 p.m. Sunday at his home of natural causes.  He was a retired farmer.   Surviving are his ex-wife Luella Bieker of St. Anthony; a daughter, Kitty Bieker of Holland; four sons, Ted, Jr. of Ferdinand, James, Thomas and Tony, all of St. Anthony; three sisters, Marie Mullen of St. Anthony, Lauretta Prechtel of Lamar; and Ruth Klem of Dale; and six grandchildren.  Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at St Anthony Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand, where a parish rosary will be recited at 8 p.m..   [Note:  His father was also Theodore. All I have found so far for the elder was a death notice stating - Jasper - Theodore Bieker, 71, died Sunday, services 9a.m. (Monday, Aug 16, 1965 - Evansville Courier & Press (IN) Page 17)]

Ardella Bleemel
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN)
Date: May 9, 1995
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: IRELAND, Ind.  --  Ardella Bleemel, 70, died at 11:15 a. m. Monday at Jasper Memorial Hospital.  She formerly worked in the Dubois County treasurer's office.  She was a member of the St. Ann Society and Veterans of Foreigh Wars Auxillary.   Surviving are three daughters, Linda Kalb of Dubois, Mary Anne Wools of Loogootee and Nancy Sermersheim of Jasper; two sons, Richard and Bob Bleemel, both of Ireland; 11 grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; and one great-grandchild.   Her husband of 42 years, Urban, died in 1989.  Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.   Friends may call from noon to 9 a.m. Wednesday at Becher & Kluesner Funeral Home Downtown Chapel in Jasper, where parish and St. Ann Society members will conduct a rosary service at 7:30 p.m.

August Bleemel
Obit: DUBOIS --   AUGUST BLEEMEL, 76, died 8 a.m. Saturday, Jasper Memorial Hospital.    Survivors: His wife, Rosa; three sons, Herman, Indianapolis, Robert, Dubois, Leroy, Jasper; a daughter, Janet Epple, Jasper; a sister, Mrs. Carl Durcholz, Ireland; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandchild.   Services 10 a.m. Monday, St. Raphael's Catholic Church, Dubois, burial church cemetery.  Visitation after 10 a.m. today, Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel, Jasper, rosary 7:30 p.m. today.
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (Ind) Date: July 6, 1980
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd

Betty Bleemel
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN)
Date: June 28, 2008
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: DUBOIS, Ind  --  Betty Louise (McDowell) Bleemel, 71, died June 27, 2009, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.   She was a member of St. Raphael's Catholic Church.   Surviving are husband, Herman; daughter, Catherine Lockridge; sons, Stephen and Robert; sister, Pauline Keller; brother, David McDowell; and five grandchildren.    Services 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, burial in St. Raphael's Cemetery.  Visitation is 2 to 8 p.m.  Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper.

Bonnie L. Bleemel
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN) Date: Aug. 10, 1986
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: IRELAND  -- BONNIE L. BLEEMEL, 30, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday at home.   Survivors include her husband, Robert J.; a son, Scott, at home; and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lucas Stenftenagel of Jasper, Ind.    Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery.  Visitation will be after 10 a.m. today at Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel.

Carl Bleemel
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN)
Date: Nov. 19, 1996
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: IRELAND, Ind. --  Carl "Pete" Bleemel, 74, died at 12:12p.m. Sunday at Northwood Good Samaritan Nursing Center in Jasper.   He formerly owned and operated Bartley Store.  After retirement he worked in the maintenance department at Jasper Electronic Kimball Division. He was a member of Ireland United Methodist Church, charter member and past president of Lions Club and Ireland Water Utility and former Ireland Little League Coach.   Surviving are two daughters, Sue Schroeder of Ireland and Sarah Verkamp of Schnellville; a stepmother, Carrie Bleemel of Jasper; a sister, Betty Lechner of Ireland; a stepsister, Agnes Wiseman of Otwell; a brother John of Ireland; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.     His wife, Louise M (Bauer), died in 1990. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. EST Wednesday at Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, with burial in Shiloh Cemetery.   Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Carrie C. Bleemel
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IND)
Date: April 27, 2000
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: JASPER  --  Carrie C. Bleemel, 92, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at Huntingburg Convalescent Center.    She was the cook at the Jasper Knights of Columbus for 36 years.  She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin of Holy Family. Surviving are a son, Bernard McNallin, Sr. of Jasper; a stepson, John Bleemel of Ireland, Ind; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Lechner of Jasper; two grandchildren, Bernard "Joe" Mcnallin, Jr. and Brenda Nixon; 10 stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandsons.   Her first husband, Matt McNallin, died in 1934, her second husband, Louis Bleemel, died in 14969 and two stepsons, Urban and Peter Bleemel, preceded her in death. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church, with burial in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m.  today at Becher & Kluesner Downtown Chapel.

James Bleemel
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (Ind) Date: March 11, 1966
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: TRUCK KILLS JASPER BOY A 4-year-old boy became Dubois County's fourth pedestrian traffic victim this year as he ran across the country road in front of his uncle's home Thursday two miles south of here. James Bleemel son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer J. Bleemel of Jasper Rt.1, was killed about 6:15 p.m. Thursday when he was struck by a wrecker driven by Virgil (Bill) Opel, 50, also of Jasper Rt.1. Investigating state police said the boy had just finished eating supper at the home of his uncle, Arthur Stenftenagel, who lives next door to the boy's parents. Police said the boy told his uncle that he would go across the road to a mailbox to pick up the evening paper. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday.

Elmer Bleemel
Obit: JASPER, Ind. --- Elmer J. Bleemel, 58, died of an apparent heart attack at 6:45 p.m. Monday at Jasper Memorial Hospital.  He was a purchasing agent for Jasper Lumber Co.     Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; four daughters, Mrs. Kevin Foley of Huntingburg, Mrs. Doug Steffe of Knoxville, Tenn., and Mrs. Danny Persohn and Mrs Kim Brosmer, both of Jasper; a sister Mrs. Clarence Hurst of Huntingburg; and two granddaughters.   Services will be at 10 a.m. EST Thursday at Precious Blook Catholic Church.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, where Veterans of Foreigh Wars Post 673 will conduct military rites.   Friends may call after 11 a.m. today at Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel, where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. by the Knights of Columbus and other parish members.
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (Ind) Date: Nov. 9, 1988
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd

Herman J. Bleemel
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Herald, The (Jasper, IN)
Date: Nov. 15, 2013
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: Herman J. Bleemel, 85, Evansville, formerly of Greenwood and Dubois, died at 9 p.m. CST Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at his home.   He was born at Ireland on May 4, 1928, to August and Rosa (Merter) Bleemel. He married Betty Louise McDowell on Sept. 8, 1956.   She died June 27, 2009.     Surviving are a daughter, Catherine Ann Lockridge and husband Tom of Evansville; a sister, Janet Epple and husband Earl of Jasper; two brothers, Robert Bleemel and his wife Sandy of French Lick and Leroy Bleemel and wife Donna of Jasper; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two great grandsons; and several step-great-grandchildren.   He was preceded in death by two sons, Stephen Allen Bleemel and Bob Bleemel.   Mr. Bleemel was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from the Indiana National Guard  after 38 years.  He was a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church in Dubois and American Legion Post 147 in Jasper.    The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Raphael Catholic Church.  Burial will be in the church cemetery. American Legion Post 147 will conduct military graveside rites. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Becher & Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper.

John Bleemel
Obit: From The Herald, Jasper, Ind.  Pages 1 and 7                                             
HEART ATTACK ENDS LIFE OF JOHN BLEEMEL                                          
JOHN BLEEMEL, 81, A retired farmer who acquired the title of "Wheat King of Dubois county"  while operating large land holdings in Madison township, died suddenly of a heart attack at 10:55 yesterday morning.   Mr. Bleemel, who in recent years had lived in Jasper, had attended the 9:30 o'clock High Mass in St. Joseph Church and was just entering his car after the services when he was stricken.  His car was parked on Clay street, near 10th.  Mr. Bleemel was pronounced dead by a physician upon the latter's arrival.       Mr. Bleemel was born on the outskirts of Louisville, in a section which is now a part of the Kentucky city, on March 30, 1868, a son of Martin Bleemel and Kunigunda, Schneider, Bleemel.  The family moved to Dubois county when Mr. Bleemel was nine years old.  The family lived for a time between Celestine and Jasper while Mr. Bleemel's father was manager of the county poor farm when it was still located east of Jasper.    Mr. Bleemel was first married to Miss Catherine Brang of Jasper.   The couple lived for ten years on a farm southeast of Celestine, and moved to Ireland in 1905.   To Mr. Bleemel and his first wife were born six sons and three daughters of whom five sons and a daughter survive.     His first wife died in November, 1906.  In February, 1911, he was married to Rosa Mundy, who passed away in 1934.   In 1937  he was united in marriage with Mrs. Mary Bohnert, who also preceded him in death.    Mr. Bleemel at one time owned more than 1,000 acres of fine farm land in Madison township, southwest of Ireland.  For several years he was accorded the honor of being wheat king of Dubois county.  His annual yield on on occasion exceeded 7,000 bushels.  He retired from active farm work in 1936.   Surviving are five sons; Martin and Robert of Buechel, Ky., Louis and Joe of Jasper and August of Dubois; a daughter, Mrs. Carl Dureholz of Ireland; three sisters, Mrs.Rose Spitznagel of Memphis, Ind., Miss Elizabeth Bleemel and Mrs. Josephine Boemker of Louisville; 24 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.   He was preceded in death by a son Anthony who died in infancy; two daughters; Mrs. Urban Hurst and Mrs. Theodore Kunkel;  and two brothers, Matt and Pete Bleemel.    He had been living with one of his sons, August Bleemel, of near Dubois for the past six months.   Mr. Bleemel was a member of St. Joseph Society at Ireland and Jasper, and a member of the Holy Name Society of Dubois.   The members of the St. Joseph Society of Ireland will pray a Rosary for their departed member at the funeral home at 7:30 Tuesday evening.   The body is at the Becher & Son Mortuary, where it will remain until Wednesday morning,  when services will be held at 8o'clock in St. Mary's Church in Ireland.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Newspaper: The Herald Date: Feb. 6, 1950
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd

John Bleemel
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN)
Date: Oct. 23, 2000
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd

Obit: IRELAND  --  John W. Bleemel, 73, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000 at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper, of heart failure. He worked part time for Shamrock Cabinets Inc. and had worked for Ireland Feed and Grain Store.     He was a World War II Navy Sea Bee. He was a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church, Ireland Sportman Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 673.  Surviving are his wife Dana Dolores (Waters); three sons, Paul of Holland, William of Indianapolis and Alan of Loogootee; a sister Betty Lechner of Ireland; and seven grandchildren.   Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.    Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel, with a rosary at 6 p.m.. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

Mrs. Catherine Brames
County Name: Dubois State: IN
Newspaper: Evansville Courier and Press (IN)
Date: Dec. 6, 1951
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: JASPER, Dec. 5  --  Mrs. Catherine Brames, 71, of St. Anthony, died today in Memorial Hospital here.  She is survived by her husband, Nicholas; daughter, Mrs. Edwin Persohn and Mrs. Othmar Knapp, both of Jasper, and Mrs. Sylvester Vonderheim, of Huntingburg; sons, Frank, Oscar and Henry, of Jasper; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  The body is at the Becher Funeral HOme.  Funeral services are scheduled for Friday at 8 a.m. at St. Anthony church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

John Brames
County Name: Dubois State: Ind Newspaper: The Herald (Jasper, Ind) Date: May 9, 1956
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: JOHN BRAMES OF SCHNELLVILLE IS TAKEN BY DEATH John Brames, 84, a retired farmer in the Schnellville community, died at his home at 6:15 Tuesday evening following a long illness. Mr. Brames suffered a stroke in January of 1953 and spent three months in the hospital. After returning to his home he remained bedfast until his death. John Brames was born on a farm near Jasper on Oct. 12, 1871, the son of Christopher and Mary Herzog Brames. Surviving are a son, Ed, and three daughters, Mrs. Mary Brosmer, Miss Margaret Brames and Mrs. Isidore Merkley, all of Schnellville; a brother Nick, of Jasper; nine grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. His wife the former Anna Loechte, died on Jan 22, 1918. He was also preceded in death by two daughters, Matilda, who died at age of four, and Mrs. Sylvester Miller; and by three brothers, Fred, a twin of Mr. Brames, and Henry and Frank. Friends may pay their respects at the Becher and Son Mortuary after 5 p.m. today. Rosaries will be recited at the mortuary at 8 p.m. Thursday by the Sacred Heart Society and at 8:30 that evening by the Holy Name Society. Services will be held in Sacred Heart Church at 9 a.m. Friday, DST, followed by burial in the church cemetery.

Oscar Brames County Name: Dubois State: Ind Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (Ind) Date: Aug. 31, 1987
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: JASPER, Ind. -- Oscar Brames, 70, was found dead Saturday afternoon at his home of an apparent heart attack. Surviving are his wife, Lee Etta; two sons, Mike of Jasper and Nick of Celestine; two sisters, Mrs. Sylvester Vonderheide of Huntingburg and Rose Persohn of Ferdinand; a brother, Henry of Huntingburg; and four grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, where Veterans of Foreigh Wars Post 673 will conduct military graveside rites. Friends may call after 1 p.m. today at Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel.

Laverne T Brang Betz
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN)Date: Dec. 3, 2003
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: CELESTINE  --  Laverne T. (Brang) Betz, 74, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at The Waters of Huntingburg.  She was a member of St. Peter Celestine Catholic Church.  Surviving are two daughters, Judy Senninger and Marilyn Buechler; four sons, Harold, Myron, Allen, and Daryl Betz; 18 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  Services will be at 10 a.m. EST Friday at St. Peter Celestine Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.  Visitation is from noon to 8 p.m. EST Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, with a memorial service at 3:30 p.m..  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter Celestine Catholic Church.

JASPER -  Died: Elmer J. Bleemel, 58, husband of Dorothy Wilz Bleemel            
Thurs., Nov. 10, 1988  
Kathyrn  Todd
 
JASPER -Died:  Joseph H. Bleemel, 64, husband of Marie C. Bleemel          
Thurs., Nov. 28, 1963
Kathyrn  Todd

JASPER - Died:  Lois Bleemel, 72, died Wed.. Service 9 a.m. Saturday
Evansville Courier & Press (IN)  Fri., June 20, 1969 
Kathyrn  Todd

Louise Bleemel
Obit: IRELAND, Ind. ---  Louise Bleemel, 66, died at 11:15 a.m. Sunday at Jasper Memorial Hospital.   Surviving are her husband, Carl "Pete" ; two daughters, Sue Schroeder of Ireland and Sarah Verkamp of Schnellville; a sister, Mrs. Kenneth Jochem of Jasper; four brothers, Ralph and Russell Bauer, both of Indianapolis, and Othmar and Melvin, both of Jasper; and four grandchildren.   Services will be at 10 a.m. EST Wednesday at Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, with burial in Shiloh Cemetery.    Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (Ind) Date: March 20, 1990.
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
 
Richard Bleemel
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN)
Date: Dec. 29, 2001
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: IRELAND  --  Richard L. Bleemel, 53, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, at the family farm in Boone Township of apparent heart failure.    He was a  1966 graduate of Ireland High School and a graduate of Vincennes University.  He worked at Old National Bank Service Division in Evansville and was a Navy veteran.   He was a current board member and treasurer of the Jasper Junior Achievement, finance officer and board member of Jasper American Legion Post 147, tour guide, board member and charter member of Dubois County Museum,  Vincennes Universit Alumni Association, Ireland Knitghts of Columbus and St. Mary Catholic Church. He was a past president and vice president of the Ireland PTO, a former den leader of Cub Scout Pack 130, coached Little League for Ireland Youth Sports and was a former member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters.     Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Kathy (Peters) Bleemel; a daughte, Kelly Wagner of Jasper; two sons, Rick or Dallas and Kurt of Ireland; three sisters, Linda Kalb of Dubois, Mary Anne Wools of Loogootee and Nancy Sermrsheim of Jasper; a brother, Robert of Ireland; and a grandson, Bryce Wagner.     Services will be at 10 a.m. EST Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Ireland, with burial in the church cemetery, with military rites.    Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home Downtown Capel in Jasper.

Robert J Bleemel
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Herald, The (Jasper, IN)
Date: June 16, 2010
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: Robert J. "Bob" Bleemel, 45, Martinsville, died Friday, June 11, 2010, in Methodist Hospital in Indianapoli.   He was born in Indianapolis to Herman J. and Betty (McDowell) Bleemel.  He married Karen Gerlach, July 30, 1988, in Mount Pleasant Christian Church, Greenwood.   Surviving are his wife, Karen Bleemel; two sons, Thomas "Tommy" and William "Willy" Bleemel, at home; a daughter, BethAnn Bleemel, at home; his father, Herman J. Bleemel, Evansville, formerly of Dubois; a brother, Steve Bleemel, Indianapolis; and a sister, Cathy Lockridge, Evansville.      Mr. Bleemel graduated from Franklin Central High School in Wanamaker in 1984 and attended Ivy Tech.  He was a heavy equipment operator for more than 18 years and a member of Local 103.  He had been employed by Furrows, Martin Marietta and Rieth-Riley.  He built cabinets, did woodwork and operated his own cabinet business.   His hobbies were gardenting, four-wheeling, attending auctions and working with engines and anything mechanical.    The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.  The Rev. Rick Miller will officiate.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

DUBOIS - Died: Rosa Merter Bleemel, 80, widow of August Bleemel  
Indianapolis Star  Wed., Jan 13, 1988
Kathyrn  Todd
 
Sandra A. Bleemel
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Herald, The (Jasper, IN)
Date: February 4, 2014
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: Sandra A. Bleemel, 66, Hillham, died at 11:10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.    She was born April 25, 1947, in Martin County to Hanley and Helen (Street) Padgett.  She married Robert F. Bleemel on May 1, 1965, in St. Raphael Catholic Church in Dubois.   Surviving are her husband, Robert F. Bleemel; three daughters, Cathy Bleemel and partner Glen Siddons of St. Anthony, Susan Fullerton and husband Troy of Jasper and Staci Rhoderick of Henderson, Ky.; a son, Harold Bleemel and partner Sarah Kemp of Hillham; three sisters, Vicki Qualkenbush and husband Dave and Sue Hembree, both of Loogootee, and Ruth Meyer and husband Gary of Jasper; two brothers, Harold Street and wife Lila  and Philip Street and wife Virginia, both of Logootee; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.   She was preceded in death by a brother Robert Street.      Mrs. Bleemel had worked for Wabash Valley Produce and later for Walmart, from which she retired.  She was a member os St. Raphail Catholic Church.  She enjoyed traveling and watchin soap operas, NASCAR and wrestling.       The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Raphael Catholic Church in Dubois.   Burial will be at a later date. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Urban Bleemel
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (Ind) Date: Sept. 12, 1989,
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: URBAN BLEEMEL  -   JASPER, Ind. ----  Urban L. Bleemel, 65, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday at Jasper Memorial Hospital after an illness.    
  He was a member of Veterans of Foreigh Wars, Ireland Sportsmen Club and American Legion.   Surviving are his wife, Ardella; three daughters, Linda Kalb of Dubois, Mary Anne Crowder of Loogootee and Nancy Sermersheim of Jasper;  two sons, Richard and Robert, both of Ireland; his stepmother, Carrie Bleemel of Jasper; a sister, Betty Lechner of Ireland; two brothers, Carl "Pete" and John, both of Ireland; a stepsister, Agnes Wiseman of Otwell; and 10 grandchildren.    Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Ireland, with burial in the church cemetery, where the Veterans of Forwigh Wars  Will conduct military rites. Griends may call after 11 a.m. today at Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel, where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.

Mrs. Catherine Blessinger
Obit: JASPER. - Jan. 29  -- (Special) --  Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Blessinger, 83, widow of the late Edward Blessinger of Jasper will be held in St. Joseph's Church at 7:45 o'clock Friday morning followed by burial in Fairview cemetery.  Mrs. Blessinger died unexpectedly Tuesday night at the home of her son, Frank Herbig of Little Kentucky, where  she had lived in recent years.  Besides the son she leaves a brother, Wm. Radke of Ireland; a step-son, Otto Blessinger, of Jasper; three step-daughters, Mrs. Fidelis Klueh, Mrs. Mike Schmidt and Mrs. Robert Krodel of Jasper; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (Ind) Date:  Jan. 30, 1947
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd

Adam Blume
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier and Press (Ind.) Date: Nov. 23, 1941
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: HUNTINGBURG,  Nov. 22  -  
Adam Blume, 68, died at his home here today at 1:05 p.m., following a stroke suffered yesterday afternoon while at work at the Huntingburg Wagon Works, where he was employed.    
He is survived by his wife, Rosalie; three sons and four daughters, Gustav Blume of Huntingburg, Francis of the U.S. Navy, Isidore of Schnellville,  Mrs. Maggie Klueh of Ferdinand, Mrs. Mary Downs of Louisville and Sister Rosa of New Mexico; four step-children, Alfred J. Mohr., Ferdinand; Mrs. Josephine Wooley and Sister Mary Stella of the Ursline academy, both of Louisville, Ky.; three brothers and one sister,
Anton Blume of Cincinnati, Mat of Missouri and August of Texas and Mrs. Maggie Weaver of Jasper, and 22 grandchildren.    Funeral services will be held at 8 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's church with interment in the church cemetery.

Donald G. Blume
County Name: Dubois State: IN
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN)
Date: July 19, 2015
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: HUNTINGBURG, Ind.   Donald G. Blume, 73, of Huntingburg, died Friday, July 17, 2015 at home.  He is survived by his wife, Patricia Blume; 3 children, Michelle Prusz, Bradly & Rodney Blume; 8 sibling, Rose Bartley, Jeanette Becher, Phyllis Lilly, Carole Tabor, Roberta Miller, Vicki Dall, Gus and Kenneth Blume.  Funeral 10am, EDT, Monday, July 20, 2015 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Huntingburg.  Visitation 4-8 pm , EDT, Sunday, at Nass & Son Funeral Home with rosary at 7pm, EDT

Donald G. Blume
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Herald, The (Jasper, Ind) Date: July 18, 2015
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: Donald G. Blume, 73, Huntingburg, died at 1:12 p.m. on Friday July 17, 2015 at his residence.  He was born in Huntingburg Jan 13, 1942, to Gustav S. and Loraine (Denk) Blume.  He married Patricia Martin on Nov. 5, 1960, in St. Mary Catholic Church in Huntingburg.   Surviving are his wife, Patricia Bllume; a daughter, Michelle Ann Prusz and husband Larry of Blacklick, Ohio; two sons, Bradly Allen Blume and wife Debra of Shiloh, Ill., and Rodney Ray Blume and wife Susan of St. Anthony; six sisters, Rose Marie Bartley and Husband Ralph of Jasper, Jeanetter Becher and Husband Frank of Feerdinand, Phyllis Lilly and husband David of Georgetown, Carole Sue Tabor of Clemmons, N.C. , Roberta Miller and husband Donald of Longmont, Colo., and Vicki Dall and husband Steve of Indianapolis; two brothers, Gus Alan Blume and wife Deborah of Ferdinand and Kenneth Ray Blume and wife Lyn of Huntingburg; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.   Mr. Blume was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and its church choir and was a musician and a retired ironworker.  He enjoyed music, his motorcycle, walks and his grandchildren.   The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Mary
Catholic Church in Huntingburg.  Cremation will follow.   Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg.
  The parish will say a rosary at 7 p.m.

Leo L. Blume
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Herald, The (Jasper, Ind) Date: March 9, 2010
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: Leo L. Blume, 76, Celesstine, died at 8:02 a.m. Monday, March 8, 2010, in Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.  He was born in Celestine Oct 19, 1933, to William C. and Elizabeth (Miller) Blume.  Surviving are a sister, Helen Curl, Celestine; two brothers, William "Bill" Blume, Celestine, and Maurice Blume, Kyana; and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Othmar Blume, and two infant sisters, Mary Ann and Hildagarde Blume.    Mr. Blume retired from logging and sawmill work and had worked for Forest Products in Jasper.  His hobbies were hunting and fishing.  The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Celestine Catholic Church, Celestine.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper.

Loraine Blume
County Name: Dubois State: IN
Newspaper: The Herald (Jasper, IN)
Date: April 8, 2014
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd

Obit: Loraine Blume, 94, Huntingburg, died at 8:55 p.m. Monday, April 7, 2014, at Brookside Village Senior Living Community in Jasper.   She was born in Jasper on Oct. 18, 1919, to Robert and Mary (Harker) Denk.  She married Gustav Blume on August 19, 1937, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.  He died Aug. 25, 1983. Surviving are six daughters, Rose Marie "Rosie" Bartley and husband Ralph of Jasper; Jeanette Becher and Husband Frank of Ferdinand; Phyllis Lilly and Husband David of Georgetown; Carole Sue Tabor and husband Chuck of Clemmons, N.C.; Roberta Miller and husband Donald of Longmont, Colo; and Vicki Dall and husband Steve of Indianapolis; three sons, Donald Blume and wife Patricia and Ken Blume and wife Lyn, both of Huntingburg; and Gus Blume and wiffe Debbie of Ferdinand; 30 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.    She was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Denk; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildre.  Mrs. Blume was a member os St Mary Catholic Church and it Ladies Sodality and was a former member  of the Red Hat Society.  She enjoyed quilting and gardening.  The funeral will be at 10am Thursday in St. Mary Catholic Church in Huntingburg, Father Ryan Hilderbrand will officiate.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.   Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg.  A rosary will be said at 7:45 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, the Sisters of St. Benedict or a favorite charity.

William C. Blume
County Name: Dubois State: IN
Newspaper: The Herald (Jasper, IN)
Date: Sept. 25, 1961 pg1
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd

Obit: WILLIAM C. BLUME  -  WAR ONE VETERAN SUCCOMBS AT AGE 67  
William C. Blume, 67, a farmer in the Celestine Community, died at 1:50 a.m. today in Memorial Hospital.  He was a veteran of WW I. Mr. Blume, who had been in ailing health for some time, was taken to the hospital in an ambulance around 10 a.m. Sunday after his condition became worse as the result of an embolism.   He was born at Celestine on April 13, 1894, the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Miller) Blume.   On April 12, 1921 he was married to Elizabeth Miller, who bore the same name as his mother.  Se survives along with four sons, Othmar of Indianapolis, William M., Leo and Maurice, all at home; a daughter Helen, at home; two sisters Miss Anna Blume and Mrs. George Acra, both of Indianapolis; and two grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters are deceased.  He was a member of the St. Celestine Men's Sodality.  Friends may pay respects after 6 p.m. today at the Becher & Son Mortuary.  At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday a rosary will be said by St. Celestine's  Men's Sodality and other members of the parish.  Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Celestine Church, followed by burial in the church cemetery.  Members of American Legion Post 147 of Jasper will conduct graveside rites.

Anthony Bohnert
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (Ind) Date: Aug. 24, 1924
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: JASPER, Aug 23  --  Funeral services of Anthony Bohnert, 72, well known citizen of the city, who died at the home of his son-in-law, Hilbert Roettger, at Huntingburg early this morning will be held at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at St. Joseph's church.  Burial will be in Fairview cemetery.  Bohnert is survived by a son, William Bohnert of Loisville, two daughters, Mrs. Hilbert Roettger of Huntingburg, and Mrs. Omar Kuebler of this city, and two brothers, Albert M. and Edward Bohnert of Jasper.

Mrs. Edward Bohnert
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: The Jasper Weekly Courier (IN) Date: Mar 14, 1890
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: DIED   --  On Friday, March 7th, Mrs. Edward Bohnert, at his home a few miles west of Jasper.  She was buried on Sunday in St. Joseph grave yard in Jasper.  Mrs. Bohnert was a faithful wife and loving mother, and was much respected by a large circle of acquaintances.  She leaves four little children and a husband with an acheing void which can never be filled.      [Note: This is his first wife, first and maiden name unknown at this time]

Edward Bohnert
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: The Indianapolis News (IN) Date: July 14, 1932
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: JASPER  --  Edward Bohnert, age sixty nine, is dead here. Surviving are the widow, five sons and a daughter.  He was former treasurer of Dubois County.  Funeral services will be held Friday.

Adeline R. Brang
Obit: Jasper, Ind. - Adeline R. Brang, 92, died Jan. 18, 2008, at Northwood Good Samaritan Nursing Center.      She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.      Surviving are son, James; daughters, Mary Lou Beyke, Betty Brown and Margaret Hochgesany; seven grandchildren, a stepgrandchild; and five great-grandchildren.     Serivces 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, burial in Fairview Cemetery.   Visitation Noon to 8 p.m. Monday, with 3 p.m. rosary service, at Becher & Kluesner Downtown Chapel.

Adeline R. Brang
Obit: JASPER, Ind.  --  Adeline R. Brang, 92, died Jan. 18, 2008, at Northwood Good Samaritan Nursing Center.   She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.   Surviving are son, James; daughters, Mary Lou Beyke, Betty Brown and Margaret Hochgesang; seven grandchildren; a stepgrandchild; and five great-grandchildren.  Services 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, burial in Fairview Cemetery.  Visitation noon to 8 p.m.  Monday, with 3 p.m. rosary service, at Becher & Kluesner Downtown Chapel.
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN) Date: Jan. 20, 2008
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd

Delmar F. Brang
Obit: SCHNELLVILLE -- Delmar F. Brang, 67, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital.    He worked for the Dubois County Sanitation Cepartment.    Surviving are his wife, Geneva; a daughter, Karen Patton; four sons, Gary, Steve, Robert and Donnie; a sister, LaVerne Betz; and three grandchildren.    Services 10 a.m. EST  Thursday at Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg, burial in Fairmount Cemetery there.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.  
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN) Date: March 13, 2002
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd

Mrs. Elizabeth Brang
Obit: JASPER,  Jan. 27 --- (Special) --- Mrs. Elizabeth Brang, 78, widow of Phillip Brang, died at 5:50 a. m. today in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Gus Reckelhoff, Route 4, Jasper, where she had made her home since becoming ill six years ago.     Surviving besides the daughter are a son, Leo, of Celestine; two sisters: Mrs. Carl Stahl of Louisville and Mrs. Henry Verkamp of Schnellville; a brother, Joseph Loechte of Schnellville; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  She was a member of the St. Ann Society of Celestine.  The body is at the Becher and Son Mortuary.  Services will be held in the Catholic church in Celestine at 8 a.m. Saturday.   Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (Ind) Date: Jan. 28, 1955
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd

Elizabeth Brang
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier& Press (IN) Date: Jan. 24, 1982
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: JASPER  --  Elizabeth Brang, 94, died 6:55 a.m. Saturday, Jasper Memorial Hospital  Survivors:  A son, Alois of Jasper; two daughters, Mrs. Ernest Uebelhor of Jasper and Mrs. Ralph Howell of Indianapolis; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.  Services 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. Celestine's Catholic Church, burial church cemetery.  Visitation after 9a.m. Monday, Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel.

Joseph Brang
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (Ind.)Date: Sept 28, 1952
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: JOSEPH BRANG   -   JASPER,  Sept. 27  -  Joseph Brang, 74, a retired farmer, died at his home in Celestine today.  He had been in failing health since he suffered a stroke in July, 1950.  Surviving are the wife, Elizabeth; two daughters, Mrs. Ernest Uebelhor of Jasper and Mrs. Ralph Howell of Indianapolis; a son, Alois, of Jasper; three sisters, Sister Mary Benedict of Mt. Calvary, Wis., Mrs. Elizabeth Gekler of Brandon, Colo., and Mrs. Philip Prechtel of Louisville, and six grandchildren.   The body is at the Becher and Son mortuary.
Services will be in St. Celestine Catholic Church at 8 a.m., Monday.

Mrs. Leo Brang
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN) Date: July 21, 1968
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: JASPER,  - -  Funeral services for Mrs. Leo (Emma) Brang, 67, of Celestine near Jasper, who died at 5 p.m. Friday in Hillham Nursing Home, will be at 9 a.m.  Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Schnellville.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call at Becker and Son Mortuary.

Leo J. Brang
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN) Date: Nov. 26, 1978
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: Notice:   SCHNELLVILLE  -  Leo J. Brang, 72, died Sunday; services 9 :30 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Becher-Kluesner)

Louis Brang
County Name: Dubois
State: Ind Newspaper: The Jasper Weekly Courier
Date: Aug. 7, 1903 Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: Louis Brang, a prominent farmer of this place, fell from a wagon last Saturday; the heavy wagon loaded with lumber passed partly over him inflicting such injuries that he died 15 minutes later.  He was buried here Monday morning.  His daughter, Mrs. Theresia Geil and children, of Illinois, were here to attend the funeral.

Louis Brang
Obit: OLD SOLDIER IS KILLED BY WAGON   -  Falls Under the Wheels and His Life is Crushed Out   -     Huntingburg, Ind., Aug. 4.  -     Louis Brang an old soldier, was crushed to death beneath the wheels of a heavily loaded wagon at Celestine, this county.           Brang was engaged in hauling lumber.  As he started to descend a hill he attemped to apply the brake, which broke, causing him to lose his balance and fall under the wagon.    The wheels passed over his abdomen , producing internal injuries, which  resulted in his death.     Brang was a widower and leaves four or five children, all grown.                   [Note:  He was my great grandfather.  My grandmother was his youngest child.   His wife was Anna Mary Elizabeth, nee Gossman, Brang.   She was born ca 1842 in Penn. and died 25 May 1896 in Jasper, Ind.      He was born 4 July 1939  in Wheeling, W. Virginia and died 1 Aug., 1903 in Celestine.  They married 9 Jan 1866  and had  at least six children which grew to adulthood.]
Newspaper: Evansville Courier and Press (Evansville, Ind.) Date: 5 Aug, 1903
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd

Robert Lee Brang
County Name: Dubois State: IN
Newspaper: The Herald (Jasper, IN)
Date: Dec. 14, 1957
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd

Obit: Robert Lee Brang, 19, of Jasper, was killed when his car skidded off icy Indiana 56 [from the Hammond Times - off an embankment and struck a tree], about midnight one half mile west of Jasper.  Brang's body was thrown from the car and not found until early this morning. The Herald (Jasper,IN)  -  Dec. 16, 1957 pg 1. -Funeral Rites are Held for Bob Brang.  - Funeral services were held in St. Joseph Church at 9 o'clock this morning for Robert Lee Brang, 19, who lost his life in a traffic accident last Friday night.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, where members of the National Guard, of which he had been a member for over two years, conducted military rites.     Bob Brang, a 1956 graduate of Jasper High School was employed as a linotype operator at the Daily Herald.

Mabel Bretz
Obit: HUNTINGBURG, Ind.  --- Mabel Bretz, 90, died at 11:15 p.m., Tuesday at Huntingburg Convalescent Center.   Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Frederixon of Midland, Mich; a son, Fred of Huntingburg; and five grandchildren.   Services will be at 2 p.m. EST, Friday at Nass & Son Funeral Home with burial in Fairmount Cemetery.   Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (ind) Date: Nov. 10, 1988
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd

Allen O. Brescher
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Herald, The (Jasper, IN)Date: Sept. 8, 2015
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: Allen O. Brescher, 86, Ireland, died at 6:14 a.m. CDT Saturday, Sept 5, 2015 in Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.  He was born in Ireland on Nov. 25, 1928, to Herman and Elizabeth (Schnell) Brescher.  He married Aline Jochum on June 19, 1954, in St. Benedict Catholic Church in Evansville.   Surviving are his wife, Aline Brescher; four daughters, Gerilyn Schmitt and husband Wayne and Amy Rasche and husband Bernie, both of Ireland, Lisa Brescher-Masters and husband Rob of Louisville, Ky., and Renee Williams and husband Steve of Jasper; four sons, Mark Brescher and wife Diane, Kurt Brescher and wife Margaret and Pat Brescher and wife Deb, all of Ireland, and  Jeff Brescher of Jasper; a sister, Shirley Schmitt of Ireland; 26 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.   Mr. Brescher was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Korean War.  He was a lifetime farmer, former owner of Brescher Soil Service for 20 years and a former director of the Bank of Ireland.  He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Ireland, where he was the first parish council president, a former usher and Eucharistic minister and member of Christ Renews His Parish.  He and his wife also received the Brute Award in 1999.  He was a member of the Ireland Historical Society, Moose Lodge 1175, Dubois County Museum, Jasper German Club and the Ireland Sportsman's Club.  He enjoyed farming, dancing, boating, skiing, Lionel train collecting, genealogy and his family.   The funeral will be at  10 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary Catholic Church in Ireland.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  American Legion Post 147 will conduct military graveside rites.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper.  St. Mary Parish will say a rosary at 1:45 p.m.  The Jasper Moose Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 6 p.m., and the Ireland K. of C. will hold a memorial service at 6:30 p.m.

Elizabeth Brescher
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN) Date: June 30, 1983
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: DEATH NOTICE              IRELAND  --  Mrs. Elizabeth Brescher, 77, died Tuesday.  Services 9:30 a.m. Friday.  Friends may call after 11 a.m. Thursday  (Becher-Kluesner Downtown, Jasper)

Herman Brescher
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Curier and Press (IN) Date: Jan. 24, 1979
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: DEATH NOTICE:    JASPER  - -  Herman Brescher, 75, died Tuesday, services 10 a.m. Friday.  Friends may call after 10 a.m. Thursday (Becher-Kluesner)

Alois Brosmer
County Name: Dubois State: Ind Newspaper: The Tipton Daily Tribune (Ind) Date: March 17, 1965
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: DIES OF LOCKJAW EVANSVILLE, Ind. - - Services will be held Thursday for Alois Brosmer, 51, Schnellville, who died in a hospital here Monday of lockjaw resulting from burns. Notice: Evansville Courier & Press (Ind), March 17, 1965, Pg 6 Alois Brosmer, 51, died Monday, funeral 9 p.m. Thursday.

Cletus Brosmer County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN) Date: May 15, 2002
Submitters Name: Kathynr Todd
Obit: JASPER - - Cletus L. "Clete" Brosmer, 77, died Monday, May 13, 2002, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. He was the co-founder of Executive Furniture Inc., a World War II veteran and had been a prisoner of war. Surviving are his wife, Dottie Ann; two daughters, Barb Hopf and Beth Bawel; a son, Mark; two sisters, Bernadine Mulligan and Marie Jansen; and six grandchildren. Services 11 a.m. Thursday at Precious Blood Catholic Church, burial in Fairview Cemetery, with military rites. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Becher & Kluesner Downtown Chapel.

Edmund L. Brosmer
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN) Date: July 25, 1989 
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: JASPER, Ind.  - -  Edmund L. Brosmer, 75, died at 5:25 a.m. Monday at Jasper Memorial Hospital.  He retired from Jasper Turning Co.   Surviving are his wife, Mercedes;  six daughters, Mrs. Charles Buschkoetter, Nancy Hedinger, Betty Brang, Mrs. Linus Lampert, Mrs. Thomas Werner and Mrs. Mike Linette, all of Jasper; a son, James, of Jasper; two sisters, Mrs. Maurice Melchiro of Jasper and Mrs. Joseph Klein of Louisville, Ky.; and 21 grandchildren.   Services will be at 10a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, with burial in Fairview Cemetery, where Veterans of Foreigh Wars Pos 673 will conduct military rites.  Friends may call after 11 a.m. today at Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel.

Edward J. Brosmer
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: The Herald (Jasper, IN) Date: Feb 9, 1970
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: BROSMER LUMBER CO. PARTNER DIES OF HEART ATTACK   Edward J. Brosmer, 58, of Dubois, a partner in the operation of the Brosmer Lumber Company on Jasper's north side, died Saturday evening of a heart attack. At noon Saturday Mr. Brosmer was dismissed from Memorial Hospital in Jasper where he had gone for a physical check-up.  He and Mrs. Brosmer were eating in a restaurant at Dubois when he suffered a heart attack around 7:30 p.m., Saturday.  He died in an automobile that was bringing him to the hospital.  Edward Brosmer was vice-president of the lumber company in which he was a partner with his father, John Brosmer, and his brother, Edgar.  He was born in Louisville on June 8, 1910, the son of John and Mary Matheis Brosmer.  On Oct. 26, 1932, he was married at St. Anthony to Esther Wehr, who survives.  Other survivors include two sons, the Rev. Donald Brosmer, who is presently in Vietnam, and Kenneth of Chandler; a daughter, Mrs. Simon Wigand of Jasper; his father, John Brosmer of Dubois; the brother, Edgar, of Jasper; two sisters, Mrs. Othmar Reckelhoff of Huntingburg and Mrs. Albert  Wigand of Dubois; and four grandchildren.  Mr. Brosmer was a member of St. Raphael's Church in Dubois, where he sang in the choir; the Holy Name Society, Jasper Council K. of C., the Dubois Community Center and the Hickory Grove Community Club.  Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Becher and Son Mortuary in Jasper where rosaries will be recited on Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock by the K. of C. and at 8:30 by the Holy Name Society of Dubois.  Funeral Service will be held at St. Raphael's Church at 11 a.m., Thursday.  Burial will be in the church cemetery
 
Edward F. Brosmer
County Name: Dubois State: IN
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN)
Date: July 31, 1983
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: BIRDSEYE  -  Edward F. Brosmer , 61, died Friday, Jasper Memorial Hospital.  Survivors: His mother, Matilda Brosmer of Schnellville, Ind.;three brothers, Cletus J. of Jasper, Ind., Philip of St. Anthony, Ind., and Lawrence A. of Schnellville; three sisters, Dorothy Messmer and Catherine Hartings of Jasper and Veronica Hochgesang of St. Anthony. Services 9 a.m. Monday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Schnellville. American Legion graveside rites at church cemetery.  Becher Kluesner Funeral Home Downtown Chapel.  Visitation after 10 a.m. today.  St. Anthony  American Legion Auxiliary and parish rosary 7p.m..  Disabled American Veterans Chapter 77 memorial services, 7:30 p.m.

Isidore Joseph Brosmer
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: The Herald (Jasper, Ind.) Date: Feb 23, 1965
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: Isidore Brosmer Rites Will Be Held Tomarrow.      The funeral service for Isidore Brosmer, 51, of St. Anthony, will be held in St. Anthony Church at 10 a.m. Wednesday, followed by interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery at Schnellville.  Graveside military rites will be conducted by the National Guard, the Jasper V.F.W. Post and the Ferdinand American Legion Post.   Mr. Brosmer, a WW II veteran, died at 5 a.m. Sunday in the Veterans Hospital in Louisville where he had been a patient for two weeks.   He had been a member of the local National Guard unit for twenty years, and at the time of his retirement, because of illness, about two years ago he had been employed for more than twenty years by Hoffman Bros, as a mechanic.  Survivors include his wife, his mother, four brothers and three sisters.  Rosaries will be recited tonight at the following times; 7 o'clock , Ferdinand American Legion; 7:30, St.  Anthony parish; 8, K. of C.

John Brosmer
County Name: Dubois
State: IN
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN)
Date: Aug. 13, 1953
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: SCHNELLVILLE, Aug. 12  --  John Brosmer, 65, lifelong farmer of this community, died at his home here at 10 a.m. today.  Surviving are his wife, Mary; three sons, Alois and Clarence, at home, and Corp. Leo, with the army at Pearl Harbor, T.H.; four daughters, Misses Louise and Kathleen, at home; Mrs. Mike Egler and Mrs. Victor Sletler, of Schnellville, and a brother Joseph, also of Schnellville.  Friends may call at the residence.  Services will be held 9 a.m. Friday at the Sacred Heart Catholic church here, with burial in the church cemetery. The Becher and Son funeral home of Jasper is in charge.
 
Joseph Brosmer
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN) Date: Sept 1, 1957
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: JASPER  --  Joseph Brosmer, 84, former farm operator of near Celestine, died at 12:10 a.m. Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John Gibbs, Evansville, where he had resided in recent years.  He was employed at Cook's Brewery in Evansville until his retirement.  Friends may call at Becher Funeral Home after 10 a.m. today.  Funeral services will be 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Celestine Church.

Joseph A. Brosmer
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: The Herald (Jasper, Ind.)Date: May 11, 1961
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: RETIRED FARMER OF SCHNELLVILLE COMMUNITY DIES       Joseph A. Brosmer, 70, a retired farmer of the Schnellville community, died at 3:10 a.m. today in the Stork Memorial Hospital in Huntingburg where he had been a patient since last Tuesday.  He had been afflicted with a heart condition for several years.      Mr. Brosmer was born at Schnellville on March 1, 1891, to Joseph and Katherine, Brang, Brosmer. On April 22, 1913, he was married to Matilda Gunselman, who survives. Also surviving are five sons, Isidore of Jasper, Cletus and Ed at home, Philip of St. Anthony and Lawrence of Schnellville; three daughters, Mrs Lawrence Messmer and Mrs. August Hochgesang of Celestine; and 31 grandchildren.  A son and a daughter died in infancy.  Mr. Brosmer was preceded by two brothers and six sisters, and was the last surviving member of his family.  He was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Church, and belonged to the Sacred Heart Society and the Mutual Aid Society.  Members of two organization, together with other members of the parish, will pray the rosary at the Becher and Son Mortuary at 8 p.m., Friday.   Friends may pay respects at the mortuary after 6 p.m. today. Services will be held in Sacred Heart Church at 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in the church cemetery

JASPER - Died:  Joseph A. Brosmer, 70, died Thursday, funeral 9 a.m., Sat.               
Evansville Courier & Press (IN)  Fri. May 12, 1961 
Kathyrn  Todd

Leo E Brosmer
County Name: Dubois State: Ind Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN) Date: Dec. 6, 2003
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: SCHNELLVILLE -- Leo E. Brosmer, 75, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at his home. He was a farmer and World War II veteran. Surviving are two sisters, Kathleen Troesch and Cecelia Stetter; and a brother Clarence. Services 2 p.m. EST Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery, with military rites. Visitation is 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper.

Leona M. Brosmer
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN) Date: Oct. 2, 2002
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: ST. ANTHONY  --  Leona M. (Bromm) Brosmer, 75, died Monday, Sept 30, 2002, at Scenic Hills  Nursing Center in Ferdinand.  She retired from Gossard Clothing in Huntingburg and had owned Brosmer's Yard & Variety Craft.     Surviving are her husband, Phillip; a daughter, Marie Wathen; two sons, Donald W. and Patrick; four sisters, Ruth Bromm, Dorothy Niehaus, Margaret Aleen Oeding and Joyce Buechlein; and seven grandchildren.   Services 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, burial in the church cemetery.  Visitation is 2 to 8 p.m., Thursday at Becher & Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, with a rosary at 3 p.m.

Louise Brosmer
County Name: Dubois State: Ind Newspaper: The Herald(Jasper, Ind) Date: Dec. 29, 1973
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: LOUISE BROSMER OF SCHNELLVILLE SUCCUMBS AT 62. Miss Louise Brosmer, 62, of Schnellville died at 4:30 a.m. today at the Jasper Nursing Center where she had resided for several years. She was born at Schnellville on August 15, 1911, the daughter of John and Theresa (Loechte) Brosmer. She never married. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Mike Egler, Sr. of Schnellville; two half-sisters, Mrs. Vic Stetter of Schnellville and Mrs. Othmar Troesch of Ferdinand; and two half-brothers, Leo Brosmer of Schnellville and Clarence Brosmer of Fort Wayne. A brother, Alois is deceased. Friends may call all day Sunday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper where members of the Sacred Heart Church of Schnellville will recite a parish rosary at 8 p.m. Sunday. The funeral service will be held in Sacred Heart Church at 9:30 Monday morning, followed by burial in the church cemetery.

Matilda Brosmer
County Name: Dubois State: IN
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN)
Date: May 11, 1992
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: SCHNELLVILLE, Ind.  -  Matilda Brosmer, 97, formerly of Schnellville, died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Jasper Nursing Center. Surviving are two daughters, Dorothy Messmer of Jasper and Veronica Hochgesang of St. Anthony; three sons, Philip of St. Anthony, Cletus of Jasper and Lawrence of Schnellville; a brother Andrew Gunselman of Princeton; 40 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.  Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Schnellville, with burial in the church cemetery.  Friends may call after noon today at Becher & Kluesner Funeral Home - Downtown Chapel in Jasper, where a prayer service will be conducted at 6 p.m. by members of the parish and St. Ann's Sodality.

Philip J. Brosmer
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: The Herald (Jasper, Ind)
Date: Feb. 24, 2011
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: Philip J. Brosmer , 84, St. Anthony, died at 3:30 A.M. Wednesday, Feb 23, 2011, at his home.  He was born in Schnellville, March 16, 1926, to Joseph and Matilda (Gunselman) Brosmer.  He married Leona Bromm Sept 11, 1948.  She died Sept 30, 2002.  He married Bernice (Kersteins) May on Jan. 8, 2004.  Surviving are his wife Bernice Brosmer; two sons Donald W. Brosmer, Ireland, and Patrick Brosmer, St. Anthony; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (marie) Wathen, St. Anthony; two sisters, Veronica Hochgesand, St. Anthony and Dorothy Messmer, Jasper; a brother Lawrence Brosmer, Schnellville; seven grandchildren; and five great -grandchildren,    He was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and Cletus Brosmer; a sister Catherine Hartings; and a grandson.  Mr. Brosmer was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Veteran of Foreigh Wars Post 673, St Anthony American Legion, Schnellville Conservation Club and St. Anthony Community Club.  He was a WW II U. S. Army veteran.  He worked at Othmar Klem Cabinet Co. at St. Anthony for 27 years and then retired from Knies Sawmill after 15 years.   The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Anthony Catholic Church, St. Anthony.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  VFW Post 673 will conduct military graveside rites.  Visitation will be  from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Becher & Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Raymond Brosmer
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN) Date: May 12, 1940
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: BIRDSEYE, May 11  --  Funeral services for Raymond Brosmer, 30, of near Birdseye, will be held at 8 o'clock Monday morning at the Catholic church at Celestine, with burial in the church cemetery.   Mr. Brosmer died Friday at St. Mary's hospital in Evansville as the result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Celestine last Wednesday.  He is survived by his father, Joseph Brosmer and three sisters.

Anton Buechler
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN) Date: Jan. 25, 1992
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: CELECTINE, Ind.  - -  Anton "Tony" Buechler, 87, of Celestine, died at 12:50 a.m. Friday at Northwood Good Samaritan Nursing Center in Jasper.  He was a former Hall Township trustee and was retired from Jasper Office Furniture Co.  He was a retired farmer.  Surviving are three daughters, Lois Hopf, Lorraine Wendholt and Virlee Englert, all of Jasper; three sons, Clarence B. and Robert F., both of Celestine and Elmer of Celestine; four sisters, Margaret Schepers of Ferdinand, Rosella Merkel and Veronica Brosmer, both of Celestine, and Lena Jahn of Jasper; two brothers, Carl of Schnellville and Sylvester of Jasper; 19 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.   Services will be at 10 a.m. EST Monday at St. Celestine Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.  Friends may call after 10 a.m. Sunday at Becher & Kluesner Funeral Home  --  Downtown Chapel in Jasper, where the St. Celestine parish, Men's Sodality and members of the Celestine Community Club will conduct a combined prayer vigil and rosary at 7 p.m.

Elmer A. Buechler
County Name: Dubois State: Ind Newspaper: Herald, The (Jasper, Ind) Date: June 20, 2014
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: Elmer A. Buechler, 82, Jasper, died at 2 a.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014, at his home. He was born in Celestine on Jan. 20, 1932, to Anton and Monica (Schulz) Buechler. He married Lou Alice Kluesner on May 18, 1957, in St. Celestine Catholic Church in Celestine. She died Oct. 7, 2013. Surviving are a daughter, Connie Buechler and partner Bruce Fleck of Jasper; three sons, Steve Buechler and his wife Margie of Ireland, Allen Bechler and wife Michele of Indianapolis and Mark Buechler and wife Beth of Aurora, Ill.; three sisters, Lois Hopf, Lorraine Wendholt and husband Eddie and Virlee Englert, all of Jasper; two brothers, Clarence Buechler and wife Margaret and Robert F. "Bob" Buechler and wife Shirley, both of Celestine; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Kevin Buechler. Mr. Buechler worked as a Dairy Herd Information Association supervisor for the Indiana State Dairy Association for 60 years. He was a member of the Jasper High School Class of 1951, Holy Family Catholic Church, the Southwest Indiana Holstein Breeders Association and a charter member of the Celestine Community Club. He also volunteered at the Dubois County Food Bank. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball and Indianapolis Colts football fan. The funeral will be at 10 a.m.Tuesday in Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church. A rosary will be said at 1:45 p.m. Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church.

Lou Alice Buechler
County Name: Dubois State: Ind Newspaper: Herald, The (Jasper, Ind) Date: Oct. 9, 2013
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: Lou Alice Buechler, 82, Jasper, died at 7:05 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, in Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born at Celestine on Oct. 13, 1930, to Frank and Bertha (Gehlhausen) Kluesner. She married Elmer A Buechler on May 18, 1957, in St. Celestine Catholic Church in Celestine. Surviving are her husband, Elmer A. Buechler; a daughter, Connie Buechler of Jasper; three sons Steve and wife Margie of Ireland, Allen and wife Michele of Indianapolis, and Mark and wife Beth of Aurora, Ill.; two sisters, Evelyn Merkel and Mary Heeke and husband Leonard of Celestine; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Kevin Buechler, and a sister Ann Kempf. Mrs. Buechler was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper and it's sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary. She was a Eucharistic minister to the homebound and active in the Christ Renews His Parish program at Holy Family. She enjoyed baking, cooking and flowers. She was a member of the neighborhood card club for more than 50 years. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Holy Family Catholic Church, Jasper. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Jasper. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Becher & Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and after 9 a.m. Friday at the church. The sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary will say the rosary at 1:45 p.m. Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church.

Monica E. Buechler
County Name: Dubois State: IN
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN)
Date: Feb. 7, 1986
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: Notice:   CELESTINE  -  Monica E. Buechler ,79, died Wednesday. Services 11 a.m. EST Saturday at St. Celestine Catholic Church. Friends may call after 10 a.m. EST Friday (Becher -Kluesner Downtown, Jasper)

Hugh Elwood Cole
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky) Date: Nov 23, 1992
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: BRANDENBURG  --  Hugh Elwood Cole, 56, formerly of Meade County, died Friday in Arlington, Texas.  His wife, Rosie, survives.  Funeral, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jenkins Funeral Home Visitation after 2 p.m. Monday. [Note: his wife was the former Rosie Durcholz Burress (she was second wife) and he had five sons; Baye, Bruce, Bryan, Barry and Gene, all of Owensboro, Ky.]
 
Rosie Cole
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (in) Date: Jan 24, 1998
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: IRELAND, Ind.  ---  Rosie Durcholz Burress Cole, 49. died Thursday at her home in Arlington, Texas,  of natural causes.  She was a ticket agent for American Airlines.   Surviving are two sons, Brad and Chad Burress, both of Arlington; five stepsons, Baye Cole of Mansfield, Texas, Bruce Cole of Indianapolis and Bryan, Barry and Gene Cole, all of Owensboro, Ky.,; six sisters, Ruth Small of Ireland, Angiline Schwoeppe of St. Henry, Rita Dall, Mary Lou Lechner and Joan Lechner, all of Jasper, and Dottie Mack of Indianapolis; four brothers, Charles, Edward and Cletus Durcholz, all of Ireland, and Richard Durcholz of Clewiston, Fla.; and two grandchildren.  He husband Hugh died in 1992.   Services will be at 10 a.m. EST Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church, with burial in Cap Anderson Cemetery in Brandenburg, Ky.   Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Becher and Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, where rosary services will be at 6 p.m.

George Fitzgerald Dieterle, Jr.
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY)
Date: February 22, 2004
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: LOUISVILLE  -  George Fitzgerald Dieterle, Jr., 89, formerly of Owensboro, died Thursday , Feb. 19, 2004, at Baptist Hospital East.  He was born Dec. 2, 1914 in Owensboro where he resided for 85 years.  He retired from the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, where he worked for 48 years.  He was a member of St. Stephen Cathedral Church in Owensboro. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Katherine (Kunkel) Dieterle; his parents, George William Dieterle and Ann (Lynch) Dieterle; his sister, Mildred Gropp; and his brothers, Thomas and Owen.   He is survived by two sons, George Dieterle III (Shirley) of Dunwoody, Ga., and John Dieterle (Judy)  of Shelby Township, Mich.; two daughters, Pat Henek (John) of Oak Park, Ill., and Cissy Raibert (Joe) of Louisville; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.   Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. EST today at Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, Louisville.  The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. CST Monday at St. Stephen Cathedral Church in Owensboro with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. CST at the church.  Entombment will follow the service at Resurrection Cemetery.

Katherine Kunkel Dieterle
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY)
Date: Dec. 30, 2003
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: LOUISVILLE  --  Katherine Kunkel Dieterle, 87, of Louisville, formerly of Owensboro, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at Westminster Terrace.  She was born Sept. 2, 1916, In Jasper, Ind.  She was retired from Owensboro National Bank and was a member of St. Stephen Cathedral in Owensboro.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Lena Kunkel; and her brother, Father Raymond Kunkel SVD of Techny, Ill. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, George Dieterle, Jr.: two sons, George Dieterle III (Shirley) of Dunwoody, Ga., and John Dieterle (Judy) of Shelby Township, Michl; two daughters, Pat Henek (John) of Oak Park, Ill., and Cissy Raibert (Joe) of Louisville; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.    The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. EST Wednesday at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 3345 Lexington Road.  A chapel service with burial will be held at 2 p.m. CST Wednesday in Resurrection  Cemetery in Owensboro.  Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. EST today at Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road.

Mrs. Joseph E. Downs
County Name: Dubois State: IN
Newspaper: The Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
Date: May 14, 1987
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd

Obit: Mrs. Joseph E. Downs, 84 of Shively (KY) died Tuesday at her home. She was the former Mary Theresa Blume a native of Indiana and a retired office employee for the old Belknap Hdw. Co.    Survivors: 3 sisters, Margaret Klueh of Ferdinand, Ind.; Sister Rose Hornby of Huntington, Ind.; and Catherine McIntyre; and a brother Isadore Merkley of Schnellville, Ind.        Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Helen Catholic Church, 4005 Dixie Hwy with burial in St. Michael's Cemetery. Visitation at Ratterman's from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Carl J. Durcholz
County Name: Dubois State: IN
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN) Date: Dec. 10, 1985
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: NOTICE:   Carl J. Durcholz, 83, died Sunday.  Services 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church.  Friends may call after 10 a.m. Tuesday (Becher-Kluesner, downtown Jasper)

Cletus Durcholz
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN)
Date: April 25, 2007
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: IRELAND  -  Cletus Durcholz, 64, died Monday, April 23, 2007, at his home.   He was a farmer, Army veteran and member of St. Mary Catholic Church.   Surviving are his wife, Juanita; daughter, Gail Peckenpaugh; sons, Rodney and Jerimy; sisters, Rita Dall, JoAnn Lechner, Angeline Schwoppe, Dottie Mack and Ruth Small; brother, Charles and Edward and twin grandchildren.   Services 10 a.m.Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church, burial in St. Mary Cemetery.  Visitation is 2 to 8 p.m. today at Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper

Marie Durcholz
Obit: IRELAND, Ind.  -  Marie T. Durcholz, 89, died at 6:12 a.m. Tuesday at Northwood Good Samaritan Nursing Center in Jasper.  She was a member of St. Ann Sodality, Christian Mothers and the first home economics club in Dubois County.  She was a charter member of the Lucky Four Leaf  Home Economics Club.      Surviving are seven daughters; Rita Dall, Mary Lou Lechner and Jo Ann Lechner, all of Jasper, Ruth Small of Ireland, Angeline Schwoeppe of St. Henry, Dorothy Mack of Indianapolis and Rosie Cole of Arlington, Texas; four sons, Richard of Lewisville, Fla., and Charles, Edward and Cletus, all of Ireland; 27 grandchildre; 22 great-grandchlldren; stepgrandchildren; and step treat- grandchildren.   Her husband, Carl, died in 1985.  Services will be at 10 a.m. EST Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.     Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Thursday at Becher & Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN) Date: Dec. 20, 1995
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd

Mrs. Rita Durcholz
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (Ind)
Date: Aug. 9, 1983
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd

Obit: Death Notice  -  DUFF  -  Mrs. Rita Durcholz, 53, died Monday. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Dean Corn of Evansville.  Services 9:30 a.m., Thursday.  Friends may call after 10 a.m., Wednesday (Becher-Kluesner, Jasper)

Mrs. Margaret Eckert
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN) Date: Nov. 24, 1948
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: JASPER, Nov. 23  - -  Mrs. Margaret Eckert, 46, wife of Leo Eckert, of the Celestine Community, died at 2:15 o'clock this morning.  She had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage Monday afternoon.  She was a member of the St. Ann Society.  Surviving besides the husband are a son, Victor, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Roman Brosmer, of Jasper; misses Ardella, Dorothy and Rita Eckert, at home; her father, Bernard Nordhoff, of Celestine; two brothers, Albert Nordhoff, of Celestine; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Knies and Mrs. Leo Brang of Celestine, and one grandchild.  The body has been taken from the Becher and Son funeral home to the residence, two and one-half miles east of Celestine.  Funeral services will be held at 8 o'clock Thursday morning in St. Peter's church at Celestine.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Catherine Egler
County Name: Dubois State: IN
Newspaper: Indianapolis Starr
Date: May 1, 1984
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: Death Notice only:   FERDINAND  --  Catherine, nee Blume, Egler, 82, widow of Eckhart Egler.

Eckhart Egler
County Name: Dubois State: IN
Newspaper: The  Herald (Jasper, Ind)
Date: Dec. 12, 1970
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: [with picture]    ECKHART EGLER OF FERDINAND TAKEN BY DEATH Eckhart W. Egler, 75, of R2, Ferdinand , a World War I Veteran  and retired farmer, died at 10 a.m.  Friday in St. Joseph's Hospital in Huntingburg where he had been a patient for 5 days. His death followed an illness of about seven months.   Mr Egler was born at Ferdinand on May 13, 1895, the son of Joseph and Rose (Ernst) Egler.  He was a member of St. Ferdinand Church, the St. Joseph Sodality and American Legion. Survivors include the wife; the former Catherine Blume, to whom he was married at Ferdinand on April 24, 1929; four sons, Lloyd and Francis, at home; Daniel of Jasper and Louis of Erlanger, Kentucky, three daughters; Mrs. Orville Messmer of Huntingburg and Mrs. Gary Smith and Mrs. Sam Jones of R2, Ferdinand; two brothers, Rev. Raymond Egler, O.S.B., of Covington, La., and Roman, of Jasper; a sister, Sister M. Romana, O.S.B., of Schnellville and 14 grandchildren.  A son, Robert, Died in infancy and four brothers and a sister also preceded Mr. Egler in death. Friends may call after 6 pm today at the Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand where rosary services will be held at 7:30 pm Saturday by the St. Joseph Sodality, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday by the parish and at 8p.m. Sunday at the American Legion.  The funeral service will be held at 9 am Monday in St. Ferdinand Church.  Burial will be in the Church Cemetery where American Legion Post 124 will hold graveside military rites.

Lloyd R. Egler
County Name: Dubois State: IN
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN)
Date: Jan. 4, 20112
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd

Obit: FERDINAND, Ind - Lloyd Roman Egler, 81, died Monday, January 2, 2012, at Memorial Hospital in Jasper.  Surviving are wife, Elizabeth Egler; sons, Ralph A. Metacale and Carl A. Metacale; four grandchildren; one great-grandchld; brother, Francis, Daniel and Louis Egler; sister Shirley Smith.  Services 10 am EST Thursday, January 5, 2012 at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church.  Visitation 2 until 8 p.m. EST Wednesday and 7 to 9:30 a.m. EST Thursday at Becher Funeral Home, Ferdinand. 

Marie Egler
County Name: Dubois State: Ind Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (Ind) Date: Dec 4, 1987
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: SCHNELLVILL, Ind. --- Marie T. Egler, 72, died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at Humana-Audubon Hospital in Louisville, Ky. Surviving are her husband, Michael; a daughter, Susanne Fehribach; two sons, Charles and Michael A., all of Jasper; two sisters, Cecelia Stetter of St. Anthony and Kathlene Troesch of Ferdinand; two brother, Leo Brosmer of Birdseye and Clarence Brosmer of Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services will be at 10 a.m. EST Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Schnellville, with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call after 10:30 a.m. today at Becher Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.

Michael Egler
County Name: Dubois State: Ind Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press Date: Nov. 18, 1998
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd Obit: SCHNELLVILLE, Ind. --
Michael J. Egler, 82, died Monday afternoon at St. Joseph's Hospital in Huntingburg. He had worked at Jasper Novelty and Jasper Desk woodworking companies. He was a member of the Schnellville Conservation Club and the Ferdinand American Legion. Surviving are a daughter, Susanne Harlen of Holland; two sons, Charles and Michael A., both of Jasper; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. His wife, Marie T. (Brosmer) , died in 1987. Services will be at 10 a.m. EST Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery, where Ferdinand American Legion will conduct military rites. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Becher & Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, where Sacred Heart Parish will conduct a prayer service at 4 p.m. today.

Hugo Englert
County Name: Dubois State: Ind Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN) Date: March 26, 2006 Submitters Name:
Kathyrn Todd
Obit: JASPER - - Hugo J. Englert, 87, died Saturday, March 25, 2006, at Heritage House Nursing Center. He was a member of St. Celestine Catholic Church and a retired wood worker for Indiana Desk Company. Surviving are his daughter, Linda Jacobs; son, Patrick; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Celestine Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Becher & Kluesner Downtown Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Celestine Catholic Church. [Note: Born Jan. 27, 1919 in Kyana, Ind, to Andrew and Anna (Welp) Englert. Married Ardella C. Schulz May 3, 1943. She died March 11, 1996. Preceded in death by wife, 5 brother, and 2 sisters]

Hilbert Fischer
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
 Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (IN) Date: Dec. 1, 1999
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: SCHNELLVILLE, Ind.  --  Hilbert G. Fischer, 72, died Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, at his home of cancer.  He was the owner and operator of Fischer Electric and former member of the Schnellville Fire Department and former leader of the Hoosier Lads Band.  He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, St. Vincent DePaul Society, Schnellville Conservation Club, Development Club and Community Club, and a member of the St. Anthony Community Center.  He received the Brute Society Award in November.  Surviving are his wife, Mary Jane [Blume]; three daughters, Patty Hochgesang of Jasper, Doris Stratman of Ireland and Diane Dilger of Ferdinand; two sons, John and Mark, both of Schnellville; two sisters Minnie Buechler of Celestine and Marie Schitter of Jasper; three brothers, Leo of Jasper, Albert of Huntingburg and Joseph of Schnellville; and 12 grandchildren, Doug, Brad, Stephanie, Chris, and Kory Fischer, Zach, Beth and Luke Hichgesang, Derrek and Jenna Stratman and Cassie and Evan Dilger.  Services will be at 10 a.m. EST Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.  Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. today, with a prayer vigil at 4 p.m. at Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.

Hilbert Fischer
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: The Herald (Jasper, Ind) Date: Jan 27, 1973
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: HILBERT FISCHER TAKEN BY DEATH FRIDAY AFTERNOON
Hilbert L. (Butch) Fischer, 62, street commissioner of the town of Ferdinand for the past 17 years, died unexpectedly at his home at 12:50 p.m. Friday. Death was attributed to a heart attack.   Mr. Fischer was born at St. Meinrad on March 24, 1910, the son of Theodore and Josephine (Becher) Fischer.  Hewas married to the former Bernice M. Gehlhausen at Ferdinand on June 26, 1934. Surviving besides the wife are two sons, Myron and Patrick; and one daughter Mrs. Gary Miller, all of Ferdinand; one brother, Amos Fischer of Loogootee; three sisters, Mrs. Edward Nix of Louisville, Mrs. Ira Russel of Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Louis Boehman of St. Meinrad, and 19 grandchildren.  One brother, Elmer (Billy)
  Fischer, and one sister, Elizabeth, preceded him in death.  Friends may call after seven o'clock tonight at the Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand where a parish rosary will be recited at 7:30 Sunday night.
  Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church, followed by burial in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Rose Fisher
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Newspaper: The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky)
Date: May 28, 1957
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: Mrs. Rose Fisher, 43, former Louisvillian; died yesterday in Cleveland.  She left here about 18 years ago to live in Cleveland.  She had lived here 15 years.    Survivors include her husband, Deyo Fisher; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Jean Mayer, Cleveland; a son, Warren Fisher, Cleveland; her parents Mr. and Mrs. Philip Prechtel; three sisters, Mrs. Gilbert Chesor, Chicago and Mrs. Harry Douthat and Mrs. Louis Thomas; three brothers, Clarence Prechtel, Galena, Ind; John Prechtel, Palmyra, Ind. and Fred Prechtel, and two grandchildren.    The funeral will be in Cleveland tomarrow afternoon.

Edna M, Frieman of Oakdale passed from this life on Sunday, September 14, 1986 at 4:27 p.m, in the Belleville Memorial Hospital at the age of 69 years, 11months, and 14 days.
Mrs. Frieman was born in Washington County on September 30, 1916, the daughter of James Alford and Rosella Mary (Brang) White. She married Herman 0. Frieman on July 17,1935 at Oakdale and he preceded her In death on May 20, 1984.Edna was a member of the Oakdale United Presbyterian Church and a homemaker for her family.
She is survived by two daughters: Dolores Hewitt of Leeds, England and Kathryn (Zachery) Todd of Freeburg; one sister: Maude Just of Centralia: eight grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law Kenneth and Fern Frieman of NashvilIe. Mildred Frieman of Nashville, Irene Alfred of Oakdale,
Frieda Frieman of Missouri, along with several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded In death by her. parents, husband, one son, three daughters. one sister, and one great-grandson.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 19, 11: 00 a.m.  at the Oakdale United Presbyterian Church with burial in the Elkton  Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00.9:00 p.m. on Thursday and 8:00.10:00 a.m. on Friday at the Pyatt Funeral Home, Oakdale, and from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church, The Reverend Dallas Curts will be officiating.
Submitted by Kathyrn J. Todd

Marcella Fritz
County Name: Dubois State: Ind
Date: March, 2004
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: Becher - Kluesner Funeral Home, Inc.                           Dateline Jasper, Indiana        Marcella M. Fritz age 88 of Jasper died at 630 p.m., Saturday (March 6, 2004) at Brookside Village in Jasper.   She was born at Celestine, Indiana on November 1, 1915.  Her parents were George and Catherine (Schnell) Mathias.  She married George S. Fritz on May 28, 1940 at St. Peter Celestine Catholic Church and he preceded her in death on July 18, 2001.   She formerly worked at the Providence Home in Jasper.  She was an avid quilter and donated many quilts to Holy Family Church.  She was a homemaker and member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Blessed Virgin Ladies Sodality of the church - Daughters of Isabaella and the St. Ann's Society and the Baninbridge Home Economic Club, V.F.W. Ladies Auxillary - American Legion Post Auxilliary.  Surviving are 2 daughters.   Mrs. Richard "Carol" Parson, Jasper, IN, Mrs. Garry "Judy" Cagle, Apoka, FL; 4 sons, Dennis and Richard Fritz, Jasper, IN; Allen Fritz, Huntingburg, IN; Ronald Fritz, Belleville, IL; 6 grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and 2 step great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Rosetta Rees and Rita Basch, both of Indianapolis, IN; and Betty Striegel, Louisville, KY.    Preceding her in death besides her husband are 4 brothers, Ralph, Herbert, Arnold, and Austin Mathias and 1 sister, Henrietta Persohn.  Funeral services for Marcella Fritz will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday (March 10, 2004 in Holy Family Catholic Church with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.  Rosary at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday by the D of I's and the St. Ann's Society.   Prayer Vigil at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday by members of Holy Family Parish.  Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Church or to the St. Vincent DePaul Society.

Ronald R. Fritz
County Name: Dubois State: Ind Newspaper: Herald, The (Jasper, Ind) Date: June 7, 2016
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Obit: Ronald R. Fritz, 71, Belleville, Ill., passed away Saturday, June 4, 2016, at his home. He was born at Jasper on March 4, 1945, to George and Marcella (Mathias) Fritz. He married Theresa Marie Hulsman on Oct. 10, 1970, in St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in St. Anthony. Surviving are his wife, Theresa Marie Fritz; a daughter, Emily C. (Thomas E. Jr.) O'Connor of Troy, Ill.; a son, Aaron M. Fritz (Jamie Magouirk) of Granite City, Ill.; three brothers, Dennis (Mary) Fritz and Richard Fritz, both of Jasper, and Allen (Pam) Fritz of Huntingburg; two sisters Carol (Rick) Parson of Eckerty and Judy (Garry) Cagle of Apopka, Fla.; five grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Fritz retired as a sales representative with the Drake Corporation and was previously employed by North American Products for 37 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was active in the Belleville Sister Cities Program, serving as president in 2008-09, and currently serving as a trustee and board member. In 1995, he was the first recipient of the annual membership award. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. CDT Friday in St. Peter Cathedral Catholic Church in Belleville, Ill. Monsigner John Myler will officiate. Burial with military rites will be at 1 p.m. CDT Friday in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. CDT Thursday and 10 to 10:45 a.m. CDT Friday at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home in Belleville, Ill. Memorial contributions may be made to the Siteman Cancer Center or a favorite charity.

 




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