Genealogy Trails
HARRISON COUNTY, INDIANA
OBITUARIES
( Contributed by Francie Ede)
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CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 03/22/1972
Lawrence F. (Buddy) Schilmiller, 337 E. High St., died at 11:20 a.m. Friday in Harrison County Hospital. He was 47 years of age and a former employee of the Olin Mathison Corporation. Mr. Schilmiller was a native of Harrison County and a member of the Most Precious Blood Catholic Church at New Middletown. He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Agnes Drury, two sons James Allen and Lawrence Jr., both at home; three daughters, Mrs. Donna Marie Newton, New Salisbury; Mrs. Veronica Dishman, Biloxi, Miss.; and Miss Mary Jean Schilmiller, at home; his father, Louis Schilmiller, New Albany; two brothers, Louis Schilmiller, Jr., Floyds Knobs, and John Schilmiller, New Salisbury; three sisters, Mrs. Lucille Fessel, Palmyra; Mrs. Mary Ruth Kutter, Richmond, Ind.; and Mrs. Frances Hess, Van Ives, Calif.; also four grandchildren. The rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Gehlbach-Royse Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Most Precious Blood Catholic Church. Father Strahl officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Harry Schilmiller, John Schilmiller, Donald and Robert Fessel, Steve and Rick Geswein.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 02/14/2001
Mary Agnes (Aggie) Drury Schilmiller, 73, Corydon, died at 5:58 p.m. Friday, Feb.9, at Walnut Creek at Corydon. A native of Louisville, born July 17, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Margaret O’Laughlin Drury. She was a retired employee of Tyson Foods Inc. in Corydon and a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Schilmiller. Survivors include two sons, Larry Schilmiller of Depauw and James Allen Schilmiller of Corydon; three daughters, Donna Newton and Jeanne Schroeder, both of New Salisbury, and Veronica Dishman of Corydon; four sisters, Angelia Geswein of Clarksville, Laverne Ernstberger of New Albany, Gayle Dixon of Kokomo and Cornelia Love of St. Louis, Mo.; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The funeral was yesterday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with burial in Most Precious Blood Cemetery in New Middletown. Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon handled the arrangements. Pallbearers were Gerry, Dean, Mark and Derek Newton, Ryan Schilmiller and Eric Schroeder.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 11/02/2005
Irma Schindler died Saturday, October 29, 2005. Irma M. Sprigler Schindler, 93, Floyds Knobs, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, at her home. A native of Floyd County, born Jan. 3, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Mathias and Dora T. Byrne Sprigler. She was a homemaker and member of Christian Mothers and St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Martin H. Schindler. Survivors include four sons, Martin (PeeWee) Schindler of Clarksville, Leon Schindler of Pekin, Calvin Schindler of Georgetown and James Schindler of Navilleton; seven daughters, Martha Fessell and Regina Philpot, both of Floyds Knobs, Mary Wolz of Nalcrest, Fla., Judy Kruer and Dottie Thomas, both of Starlight, Erma Walter of Lanesville and Liz Timperman of Bloomington; 31 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: Wednesday, Nov. 2, from noon to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 4 p.m. at Generations Funeral Home in New Albany. Funeral Mass: Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. The family suggests memorial gifts to Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern Indiana or the American Diabetes Association.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 04/20/1960
Mrs. Louise Schmelz, 86, died last Friday evening at 9:35 o’clock at her home near Georgetown, following a month’s illness. A former resident of Louisville, she was a member of St. Joseph Church of Corydon and St. Ann Society of Lanesville. Her remains were at the Love Funeral Home at Palmyra. Funeral services were held Monday morning at 9:00 o’clock in St. Joseph’s Church, Corydon and was buried in the cemetery at Lanesville. Surviving are five sons, and three daughters, Joseph and Bernard Schmelz of Georgetown, August Schmelz of Lanesville, Andrew Schmelz of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Herman Schmelz of New Albany, Mrs. George Schueler and Mrs. Crescentia Lind both of Georgetown and Mrs. Albert Brown of New Albany, 23 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 04/04/1951
Martin Schmelz, 84, retired farmer, died last Tuesday at the home of a son, Bernard Schmelz, near Georgetown. Funeral services were held last Saturday morning at 8:30 o’clock at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lanesville. Interment was in the cemetery nearby. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louise Schmelz, five sons and three daughters, Bernard Schmelz, Mrs. Crescentia Lind and Mrs. Mary Schueler near Georgetown, Joseph, August and Herman Schmelz near Lanesville, Andrew Schmelz of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Mrs. Antoinette Bowman of New Albany.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 05/21/2003
Raymond B. Schmidt, 79, Floyds Knobs, died Tuesday, May 13, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany. A native of Floyds Knobs, he was the son of the late John and Bertha Schmidt. He retired from Boise Cascade, and was a farmer and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Navilleton. He was preceded in death by a son, Ryan Schmidt, a sister, Catherine Baumann, and a brother, Virgil Schmidt. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, the former May Bachman; three sons, Gerald, John and James Schmidt; five daughters, Janice Schmidt, Sharon Gossman, Linda Miller, Lisa Schmidt and Diana Williams; three sisters, Margaret Mann, Dorothy Gettelfinger and Berniece Banet; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A rosary was prayed Friday, May 16, at Generations Funeral Home in New Albany. Funeral Mass: Saturday, May 17, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Navilleton with burial in the church cemetery.
 
CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 04/26/1978
Clifford (Kit) Schroeder, 59, Bradford, died last Wednesday at his home. He was a Floyd County native, a retired machine operator at International Harvester Co. and a World War II veteran. Survivors are his wife, the former Marie Fessel; nine sons, Frank and Paul Schroeder of New Salisbury, Richard Schroeder of Crandall, Greg Schroeder, Corydon, David Schroeder of Palmyra, Mike, Charles, Danny and Mark Schroeder; a daughter, Cathy Schroeder; two grandchildren; three brothers, William Schroeder of Floyds Knobs, Edward Schroeder of Palmyra and Robert Schroeder of New Albany; three sisters, Mrs. Helen Underwood, New Albany, Mrs. Evelyn Bedan of Floyds Knobs and Miss Catherine Schroeder of Jeffersonville. The funeral was held Friday, 10 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father Albert Diezeman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. The body was at Love Funeral Home, Palmyra.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 03/12/1958
Henry G. Schroeder, 78, of Floyds Knobs, father of Clifford Schroeder, of Bradford, died Sunday morning at 10:30 o’clock in New Albany. The deceased was a retired farmer and member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Caroline Schroeder; four sons, Edward and Robert both of New Albany; Clifford of Bradford and William of Floyds Knobs; four daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Bedan and Miss Catherine Schroeder, both of Floyds Knobs, and Mrs. Bernice Wright and Mrs. Helen Rudy both of New Albany. He also leaves four sisters, Mrs. Florence Luken, Mrs. William Bosse and the Misses Lula and Mae Schroeder, all of Louisville and three grandchildren.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 02/16/1977
Boy, 4, Killed in Freak Train Mishap
A four-year-old boy on his way to his grandparents’ house was killed Saturday morning in a freakish train accident at the Southern Railway trestle east of Corydon Junction on S. R. 135. Jarrod Schroeder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Schroeder of Corydon, was dead on arrival at Harrison County Hospital after being struck on the head by debris from a derailing freight train. The father was driving Jarrod and his brother Tyson, 2, to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Schroeder of Bradford, about 11 a.m. Saturday when their north-bound 1971 Pinto passed beneath the high railroad trestle east of Corydon Junction and south of New Salisbury. Harrison County Sheriff William A. Heishman said a 141-unit, eastbound train was passing overhead. A mechanical failure on a boxcar apparently occurred near Corydon Junction and the train’s automatic emergency-braking system went into effect. Another boxcar on Southern Railway Train No. 123 started to derail. The back wheels went off the track as it crossed the trestle, smashing the concrete abutments on both sides of the bridge and scattering debris onto the highway below. Apparently two heavy metal springs fell from the boxcar, smashed the two side windows of the Schroeder auto and struck the young boy in the head. Schroeder was not hurt and Tyson had only cuts. The inside of the car was littered with glass. The empty boxcar continued across the trestle, fell of the tracks and slid down a steep, snow-covered embankment and came to rest in a small creek. Mr. and Mrs. George Purcell of Rt. 3, Georgetown, were following the Schroeder car when the tragedy occurred. They drove Schroeder and his boys to the hospital, where Jarrod was pronounced dead at 11:30 a.m. The body was removed to the Gehlbach and Royse Funeral Home in Corydon. Other survivors include his mother, the former Marcia Fey; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Schroeder, and Mrs. and Mrs. Frank Fey of Corydon, and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Nellis Pflanz of Corydon. The funeral was held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. The family asked that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Harrison County Hospital. Only the single boxcar fell off the track, and no crewmembers on the train were hurt. The accident may have started when a center sill or support beam separated from the bottom of the boxcar and started hitting the wooden ties. Air hoses were broken and this set off the emergency braking system. The problem apparently first began about 427 feet west of the trestle. The engine had already crossed the trestle and was heading for Mottown at the time. Sheriff Heishman, who was assisted by Indiana State Police trooper, Jack Davis, investigated the accident on the scene for 6-1/2 hours.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 02/21/2001
Donald J. Schueler, 62, Lanesville, died Friday, Feb. 9, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany. He was an Army veteran; a retired employee of the Kroger Distribution Center in Louisville; and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Knights of St. Johns, both in Lanesville, and American Legion in New Albany. Survivors include his wife, the former Carolyn Fessel; two sons, Timothy J. Schueler of Lanesville and Douglas G. Schueler of New Albany; a daughter, Deanna Schmelz of Corydon; three brothers, George and Francis Schueler, both of Lanesville, and Herb Schueler of Owensboro, Ky.; two sisters, Bernice Barr of Floyds Knobs and Mary Litch of New Albany; and eight grandchildren. The funeral was Monday, Feb. 12, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown handled the arrangements.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 01/08/1997
Edward H. Schueler, a Lanesville native who was a familiar face to Indiana readers of The Courier Journal, died last week at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany from a brief heart-related illness. He was 56. In the 1980s Schueler wrote a column called Indiana Digest about events in Indiana and later a column called “News to Use.” Schueler, a senior clerk-writer, also wrote obituaries for The Louisville Times and, after the newspapers merged 10 years ago, for the Courier Journal. “Readers in Indiana had no better friend at this paper” than Schueler, C-J columnist Dale Moss said in a story that appeared in the Courier Journal announcing Schueler’s death. “He wasn’t out to win awards, only trust. He built up a lot of camaraderie with readers.” Paul Cesar of Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon spoke to Schueler frequently. He often told Schueler he’d buy him dinner when he got to Corydon. “It’s a shame we never got to do that,” Cesar said. “Ed was always a professional in his line of work. He was always so very helpful. Being from Lanesville, he could help me figure out relations of different individuals in Harrison County. “He always strived to make things as perfect as they could possibly be for families who were going to read the obituaries in the paper.” Cary Stemle, a staff writer for The Corydon Democrat who worked as a news clerk at The Courier Journal before taking his current position, said Schueler was kind-hearted. “I’d always seen his picture with his column, and, honestly, I thought he looked kind of intimidating,” he said. “But I got to know him, and he was just the opposite. He was very soft-spoken, with a real sense of humor, and he really cared about people. I know he loved his family tremendously.” Schueler came to the Courier Journal and Louisville Times Co. in 1964 and worked in the composing room, primarily as a printer, until he moved to the newsroom in 1978. In 1991 Schueler and his wife, Rita, won the Southern Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Image Award for renovation of their New Albany home. Schueler was a native of Lanesville, born June 2, 1940, to the late George and Mary Schmelz Schueler. He was an Army veteran and member of Mount St. Francis Cursillo in Floyds Knobs and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Survivors besides his wife, the former Rita J. Marking, of New Albany, include a son, Bryan E. Schueler of Chicago; a daughter, Amy L. Perkins, of Floyds Knobs; five brothers, Paul and Francis Schueler, both of New Albany, Donald Schueler, of Lanesville, George Schueler of Corydon and Herbert Schueler of Owensboro, Ky.; and two sisters, Mary Litch of New Albany and Bernice Barr of Floyds Knobs. The funeral was Monday morning at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Father Joe Fink officiating. Entombment was at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park. Kraft Funeral Service handled the arrangements. Pallbearers were Dave Graf, Gronotte, Butch Keller, Tom Jordan, Joe Proctor and Jim Smith. The family suggests that memorial gifts go to Mount St. Francis Retreat Center or the church building fund.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 06/07/2006
George A. Schueler Jr., 70, Corydon, died Tuesday morning, June 6, 2006, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany. A native of Lanesville, born Dec. 13, 1935, he was the son of the late George A. Jr. and Mary Schmelz Schueler. He was a retired production worker at General Electric Co. in Louisville, a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lanesville and an Army veteran. Survivors include two sons, Paul Schueler of Bativia, Ohio, and Ronnie Schueler of Sellersburg; a daughter, Kathleen F. Leuthart of Lanesville; a brother, Francis Schueler of Lanesville; two sisters, Mary Litch of New Albany and Bernice Barr of Floyds Knobs; and six grandchildren. Visitation: Thursday, June 8, from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a rosary service at 7 p.m., and Saturday, June 10, after 9 a.m. at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon. Funeral Mass: Saturday, June 10, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lanesville with burial in the church cemetery. Celebrant: Father Harold Ripperger. Pallbearers: James Terrell, John Stilger, Alan Richmer, George Lamon, Jimmy Schneider, Roger Gerdon and Rick Skinner. The family suggests memorial gifts to the Lanesville Volunteer Fire Dept. or to his church.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 01/30/1974
George A. Schueler Sr., 74, of Lanesville died at 6 p.m. Friday at the Green Valley Convalescent Center, New Albany. He was a retired farmer a native of Floyd County. Mr. Schueler was a member of the Knights of St. John and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Survivors include seven sons, Edward Schueler, New Albany, Donald Schueler, Jeffersonville, Francis Schueler and George Schueler Jr., both of Lanesville, Joseph A. Schueler, Louisville, Herbert Schueler, Princeton, Ky., and Paul Schueler, Bloomington, Ind.; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Litch, Mrs. Loretta Marking, both of New Albany and Mrs. Bernice Barr, Floyds Knobs, and 24 grandchildren; one brother, John Schueler, New Albany; one sister, Sister Agnes Loretta, Oldenburg, Ind. The rosary was prayed at 7 p.m. Sunday in Gehlbach-Royse Funeral Home, Georgetown. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Lanesville with burial in the church cemetery. Officiating minister was Father Joseph Sheets. Pallbearers included Clarence Kochert, Francis Thompson, Stephen Walter, Elmer Geswein, Harold Schneider and Herb Schellenberger.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 01/02/2002
Herbert Charles Schueler, 75, Owensboro, Ky., died Saturday, Dec. 29, at his home. He was a native of Lanesville, a manager at Arvin Industries in Columbus and Princetown, Ky., where he worked 37-1/2 years, and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus in Owensboro, Princetown and Columbus (40 years, and a financial secretary in Princeton), Kiwanis in Princeton, Catholic Men's Club in Columbus, and a disabled Army veteran of World War II where he served with 17 Airborne. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, the former Mary Catherine Fessel; five sons, Thomas Schueler of Windsor, Colo., Robert Schueler of Painesville, Ohio, Daniel Schueler of Lexington, Ky., Gary Schueler of Jasper and John Schueler of Owensboro; a daughter, Donna Schueler Murphy of Owensboro; two brothers, Francis Schueler of Lanesville and George Schueler of Corydon; two sisters, Mary Louise Litch of New Albany and Bernice Barr of Floyds Knobs; and seven grandchildren. The funeral was Sunday, Dec. 30, at Glenn Funeral Home in Owensboro with burial in Resurrection Cemetery. The family suggests memorial gifts to Lourdes TV Ministry in care of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church or to the Hospice Association.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 01/28/1931
Mrs. Ida Schueler, wife of John Schueler, died Monday afternoon at her home in Lanesville, following an illness. About six weeks ago she gave birth to twin daughters and her condition gradually became worse. The twins, Joanne and Mary Jean, lived only a few days. Mrs. Schueler was thirty-five years of age. She was the daughter of John Ringle and was born and reared in this county. The deceased was a member of the Catholic Church. Funeral services will be held this (Wednesday) morning at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at Lanesville. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Besides her husband, she leaves five sons, John Jr., James, Robert, Charles and Billie. She also leaves two brothers and five sisters, Leo Ringle of Fowler; Mrs. Art Kramer, of Indianapolis; John Ringle, and Misses Olivia, Bertilla, Cecelia and Hilda Ringle, all of this county.
   
CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 05/29/2002
John J. Schueler, 81, New Albany, died Wednesday, May 22, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany. A native of Lanesville, he was a retired school director from United Electronics Institute in Louisville, an Army 8th Air Force veteran of World War II, and a member of the Knights of Columbus and Holy Family Catholic Church in New Albany. Survivors include his wife, the former Helen L. Staley; three daughters, Gayle S. Schmelz and Debra Barksdale, both of New Albany, and Pamela K. Beerbower of Brownsburg; a brother, Robert J. Schueler, and seven grandchildren. The funeral was Saturday, May 25, at Holy Family Catholic Church with burial in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in New Albany. Kraft Funeral Services in New Albany handled the arrangements. The family suggests memorial gifts to St. Vincent de Paul Society of Our Lady of Providence High School.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 12/02/1992
Joseph Andrew Schueler, 68, Louisville, formerly of Lanesville, died Friday from injuries he suffered Wednesday when he fell from a barn in Shelby County, Ky. Schueler, a native of Harrison County, son of the late George and Mary Schmelz Schueler, died at Baptist Hospital East of internal bleeding, said Jefferson County, Ky. Deputy Coroner Budde Egner. Schueler fell about 5 p.m. when he was handling tobacco at a farm between Finchville and Fisherville. He was a retired diesel mechanic and machinist for Atlas Machine and Supply Inc. in Louisville, an Army veteran of World War II and a Catholic. Survivors include six brothers, Herbert Schueler of Princeton, Ky., Francis, George and Donald Schueler, all of Lanesville, and Paul and Edward Schueler, both of New Albany; and three sisters, Mary L. Litch of New Albany, Bernice Barr of Floyds Knobs, and Loretta Marking of Lanesville. The funeral was Monday at Heady Fern Creek Funeral Home with entombment in Resthaven Mausoleum in Louisville.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 06/20/1962
Mary Schueler, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Schueler Jr., of Georgetown, died last Friday morning at 9:40 o’clock in the Floyd County Memorial Hospital in New Albany. The body was at the Gehlbach – Resch Funeral Home. Graveside services were held in St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery at Lanesville, last Saturday morning at 8:30 o’clock, conducted by the Rev. Clement Hunger. Besides the parents, she is survived by the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Schueler, of Georgetown and Mr. and Mrs. James D. McKnight of Cumberland, Ky.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 12/11/1963
Mrs. George Schueler, Sr., 64, died at 4:30 a.m. Friday at her home near Lanesville. She was the former Mary B. Schmelz and was a native of Harrison County. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and of St. Ann’s Society. Surviving are her husband; seven sons, George Schueler, Jr., and Donald Schueler, both of New Albany; Joseph Schueler, Louisville; Herbert Schueler, Columbus; Paul Schueler, Bloomington; Francis Schueler, Lanesville, and Edward Schueler, with the Army at White Sands, N. Mex.; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Litch and Mrs. Loretta Marking, both of New Albany, and Mrs. Bernice Barr, Floyds Knobs; five brothers, August, Bernard and Joseph Schmelz, all of Lanesville; Herman Schmelz, New Albany, and Andrew Schmelz, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two sisters Mrs. Anotette Bowman, New Albany, and Mrs. Cresentia Lind, Lanesville, and 15 grandchildren. The body was at the Gehlbach & Resch Funeral Home. A Rosary service was at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Lanesville conducted by Father Charles Knight with burial in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Francis Hess, Ed Schneider, Kenneth Schneider, Aloysius Schneider, John Hinkle and Charles Richmer.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 04/07/1999
Mary F. Schueler, 59, Corydon, died Monday, April 5, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany. A native of Lynch, Ky., born July 28, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Denver J. and Minnie Kathleen Smith McKnight. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lanesville. Survivors include her husband, George A. Schueler Jr.; two sons, Paul D. Schueler of Cincinnati and Ronald A. Schueler of Jeffersonville; a daughter, Kathleen F. Leuthart of Palmyra; three brothers, Darwin, Johnny and David McKnight, all of Cumberland, Ky.; four sisters, Barbara Jean Thomas of Chicago, and Sarah Augusta, Debbie Fields and Cathy Roberson, all of Cumberland; and five grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 7, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a rosary service at 7 p.m., and Thursday, April 8, after 8 a.m. at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon. The funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Father Harold Ripperger will officiate. Pallbearers will be John Stilger, Alan Richmer, George Lamon, Mike Lett, David Lett and John Foreman.

CORYDON REPUBLICAN OBITUARY – 10/10/1907
Mrs. Agnes Schueler, a widow of this place, deserves the sympathy of her many friends in this community. She has just lost her oldest daughter, Mary, aged 13 years, of a complicated or mysterious disease, and two of her other children are afflicted with the same disease. It puzzled the doctors as to what name they should give, whether tonsillitis or diphtheria. The so early and so young deceased was a good, industrious, intelligent and obedient girl and a faithful Christian. The funeral took place last Sunday evening and the remains were laid to rest at the Catholic cemetery, Father A. Peckskamp officiating.
Mother, to part is so hard,
But Mary has chosen the best part.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 10/09/1907
Miss Mary, the 13-year-old daughter of Mrs. Agnes Schueler, died Saturday night, Oct. 5 of diphtheria. The funeral took place at the Catholic cemetery Sunday evening, Father Peckskamp officiating at the grave. The deceased was sick only a short time. She was an industrious and obedient girl and the community deplores her death. Two other children of Mrs. Buechler have diphtheria.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 08/04/1999
Paul A. Schueler, 71, New Albany, died Thursday, July 29, at his home. A native of Lanesville, born July 2, 1928, he was the son of the late George A. and Mary B. Schmelz Schueler. He retired from Westinghouse Co. in Bloomington and was an Air Force veteran and member of Hobart Beach VFW Post 1693, Bonnie Sloan American Legion Post 28, Knights of Columbus Cardinal Ritter Council 1221 and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Survivors include four brothers, Herbert C. Schueler of Owensboro, Ky., Frances S. and Donald J. Schueler, both of Lanesville, and George A. Schueler Jr. of Corydon; and two sisters, Mary L. Litch of New Albany and Bernice Barr of Floyds Knobs. The funeral was Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 03/16/1904
Little Rosa, the 2-1/2 year old child of Mrs. Agnes Schueler, died almost suddenly, Saturday afternoon, March 12. The funeral took place Monday forenoon, Father A. Peckskamp officiating.
   
    
CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 05/30/1973
Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. a skin diver, Mark D. Schwarzer, 22, of Louisville drowned after he had made attempts to locate Merrill T. McCurry’s body in the river. Schwarzer, with six or seven other members of the Ohio Valley Rescue Squad of Louisville went to the scene of Sunday’s drowning on Tuesday afternoon. Skin Diver Schwarzer dived into the water at about 6:20 p.m. After coming up two or three times he dived again, came up and went down. There was a line attached, but on the third or fourth dive he seemed to lose control, lost his mask and mouthpiece and went down. Conservation Officers Ron McGill and Jim Weathers brought him up. Artificial respiration and resuscitation were attempted and he was rushed to Harrison County Hospital in an ambulance while resuscitation efforts were repeated, but he never regained consciousness. Schwarzer, a student at Western Kentucky University at Bowling Green, was a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Schwarzer of 3909 Brownsboro Road, Louisville.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 01/26/2005
Arthur Senn Jr. died Sunday, January 23, 2005. Arthur Senn Jr., 72, Palmyra, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany. He was a retired employee of International Harvester, and a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Bradford and VFW in New Albany. Survivors include his wife, Helen Senn; two sons, Michael Senn of Corydon and Arthur Senn III of Palmyra; a daughter, Betty Jo Wiseman of Georgetown; three brothers, Frank and Edward Senn, both of Palmyra, and Raymond Senn of Depauw; five sisters, Lillian Jacobi, Phyllis Gettelfinger, Mary Jane and Rose Pruitt, all of Bradford, and Gayle Humes of Depauw; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: Wednesday, Jan. 26, after 8 a.m. at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra. Funeral: Wednesday, Jan. 26, will be today at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 03/26/1975
Arthur J. Senn Sr., 81, of Palmyra, died at 7:58 p.m. Tuesday at Floyd Memorial Hospital. Mr. Senn was a retired farmer and member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Bradford. He is survived by four sons, Arthur Jr., Edward, Frank and Raymond, all of Palmyra; five daughters, Mrs. Lillian Jacobi, Mrs. Mary Jane Pruitt and Mrs. Rose Pruitt, Bradford, Mrs. Phyllis Gettelfinger and Mrs. Gayle Hammack, both of Palmyra; one brother, James Senn of Navilleton, Ind.; four sisters, Mrs. Louise Mally, Mrs. Lena Koppel, Mrs. Henrietta Burkhart and Mrs. Mary Murray, all of Louisville; also 29 grandchildren. Rosary service was held in Love Funeral Home, Palmyra, Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at the St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Bradford. Burial was in the church cemetery.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 06/22/1955
Mrs. Lillian Senn, 44, wife of Arthur J. Senn of Bradford, died last Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock in St. Edward’s Hospital in New Albany, following a lingering illness. Mrs. Senn is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Johnson of Louisville. The remains were at the Kahl Funeral Home in Palmyra where the rosary was recited Monday evening. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 10:00 o’clock a.m. St. Michael Catholic Church at Bradford. Burial was in the church cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Arthur J. Senn, four sons and five daughters, Arthur J. Jr., Frank, Edward J. and Raymond Senn, Mrs. Joseph Jacobi, and Misses Mary Jane, Phyllis Ann, Rose and Gail Marie Senn all of Bradford. She also leaves one grandchild, her parents Mrs. and Mrs. William Johnson, two sisters and a brother, Mrs. William Morgan, Mrs. Cordelia Dewer and James Johnson all of Louisville.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 11/26/1958
Mrs. Lewis Shields, 80, grandmother of Mrs. Paul Melcom of Corydon died last Wednesday at St. Edward’s Hospital, New Albany. She was the former Miss Delta Scott, and was a life-long resident of Crawford County. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Zetta Phillips and Mrs. Josephine Land, both of New Albany, Mrs. Zora Jones, Los Angeles, Calif.; and Mrs. Hazel DeTorro, Las Vegas, Nev.; three sons, Russell Shields, New Albany, and Lewis E. and Scottie L. Shields, English. She also leaves two brothers, Arthur Scott, Los Angeles, and Charles Scott, Peoria, Ill.; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The body was at the Tucker Funeral Home at English, where funeral services were held last Saturday at the Holiness Church at English. Burial was there.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 11/30/1994
Russell Shields, 84, Corydon, died Friday at Indian Creek Convalescent Center. He was a native of Crawford County, a retired maintenance worker for the Ford Motor Co. in Louisville, a musician with the River Ramblers, and a member of United Auto Workers Local 862 and Graceland Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons, Kenneth Shields of Glendale, Ariz., Roger Shields of Clarksville, Gary Shields of New Albany and John Shields of Corydon; two daughters, Jane Clark of Salem and Jo Ann Mueller of Corydon; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral was Monday at Dieckmann Funeral Home in New Albany with entombment in Graceland Memorial Park.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 02/25/1987
Edna C. Arnold Sieg, a resident of Depauw, died Sunday at Indian Creek Convalescent Center in Corydon. She was 80. She was a native of Louisville, widow of Firman Sieg Sr., daughter of the late John H. and Katie M. Michaels Arnold, a homemaker and a member of Saint Rita’s Alter Society and Saint Bernard Catholic Church, Frenchtown. Surviving are one son Firman Sieg Jr., Milltown; four daughters, Elaine Sieg, Louisville; Margaret Kiesler, Jeffersonville; Elizabeth Briscoe, Depauw; and Dorothy Byerley, Depauw; a sister, Isbella Sieg, Depauw; 32 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and 11 great great-grandchildren. The funeral will be today at 10 a.m. at Saint Bernard Catholic Church in Frenchtown. Father Leslie M. Sieg will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Rosary was prayed Tuesday at Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey. The casket bearers will be Dennis Sieg, Don and Marvin Briscoe, David and John Byerley and Ronnie Richardson Jr. The organist will be Bernadette Irish. The family requests expressions of sympathy to take the form of contributions to Alzheimer’s disease research.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 11/03/1993
Firman M. (Sonny) Sieg, 61, Milltown died last Wednesday at his home. He was a native of Depauw, the son of the late Firman and Edna Arnold Sieg Sr. He was a retired mash operator for National Distillery in Frankfort, Ky., an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Milltown American Legion Post 332 and St. Bernard Catholic Church in Frenchtown. Survivors include his wife, the former Wilma Davis; four sons, Kenneth Sieg of Sellersburg, Dennis Sieg of Hardinsburg, Steven Sieg of Jeffersonville and Harry Manus of Paoli; three daughters, Debra Mudd of Paoli, Joyce M. Harris of Marengo and Sandy Foster of Milltown; four sisters, Dorothy Byerley and Elizabeth Briscoe, both of Depauw, Margaret Kiesler of Jeffersonville and Elaine Sieg of Louisville; and 12 grandchildren. The funeral was Saturday at Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey with burial in Hardinsburg Cemetery. The Rev. Benny Warford officiated. Bernadette Irish was vocalist and organist. Military rites were presented by the Milltown American Legion Post 332. Pallbearers were Terry Davis, Donny Pavey, Todd Sieg, David Hensley, Randy Frury and Harold Crecelius.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 12/19/1973
Firman M. Sieg Sr., World War I veteran, died at 5:30 a.m. Friday in his home at Frenchtown. He was 83 years of age and a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church and Holy Name Society, Frenchtown. Mr. Sieg was a retired farmer and storekeeper, having operated a general store in Frenchtown for several years. He was a member of the Harrison Post American Legion, No. 123, and World War I Barracks, No. 265. Surviving are his wife, the former Edna Arnold; a son, Firman Sieg Jr., Marengo; four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Byerley, and Mrs. Elizabeth Briscoe, both of Depauw, Mrs. Margaret Kiesler, Clarksville and Mrs. Elaine Crayden, Gulfport, Miss.; also 29 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. The body was at the Swarens Funeral Home, Ramsey, where the rosary was said at 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services were held at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. Rev. Eugene Weidman, parish pastor officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery with military rites at the grave. World War I veterans taking part in the rites were Adna Harris, commander, Edgar Cummins, chaplain, Henry Rupp, and Claud Davis, folding and presenting of flag. Marshall Robson also participated. Pallbearers were grandsons of the deceased. Donald, Marvin and Michael Briscoe, David and Gregory Byerley and Dennis Sieg.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 02/08/2006
One of Harrison County’s most beloved personalities, Wilfred Edward Sieg Sr., 74, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, at 2:40 a.m. at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon after a well-fought battle against lung cancer. Known to most as “Cousin Willie,” the president emeritus of Ramsey Popcorn Co., was known by people in many areas because of his active involvement with family, his faith, his business and community. He was born March 16, 1931, in Ramsey, son of the late Edward and Agnes Gettelfinger Sieg. He is a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Frenchtown, where he has served on the Parish Council as well as past picnic chair. He was a Eucharistic minister and member of the Men’s CRHP Team. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. A graduate of Corydon Central High School, Sieg attended elementary school at Schoolhouse No. 6 (also known as Possum College) and held a 1953 degree in marketing from Indiana University in Bloomington. He was a member of Phi Kappa Fraternity, a first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and an Air Force Reserve until 1968. He returned to Ramsey to form the Ramsey Popcorn Co. with his parents and brothers. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Doris Marie Byrum of Milltown, and their 13 children; Agnes Barnard and Suzanne Kaiser, both of Corydon, Wilfred Jr., Lisa Sieg, Veronica Battista and Jason Sieg, all of Ramsey, Laura Wood of Bakersfield, Calif., Michael Sieg of Jeffersonville, Angela Janes and Eric Sieg, both of New Salisbury, Anthony Sieg of Louisville, Sarah Meyer of Virginia Beach, Va., and John Paul Sieg of New Albany; a sister, Joan Seipel of Lanesville; 32 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. “With the Sieg family being a large part of Harrison County’s population,” a family spokesperson said, “Willie felt it was his duty to see that everybody had some work to do.” “The first jobs he gave his kids on the farm were picking up rock and cleaning out hog pens. That way, by the time they get to working at the popcorn plant, they like it just fine.” Today, Ramsey Popcorn is one of the largest employers in the community. Edward Sieg and his wife, Agnes, began the business in 1944 going store to store selling raw popcorn items out of the back of their truck. Their four sons, Willie, Donald, Eugene and Mark, took over the business back in the 1960s. Cousin Willie’s image is portrayed on the company’s largest selling retail product, “Cousin Willie’s Popcorn.” Ramsey Popcorn has grown to be one of the top four popcorn processors in the world. The company has several labels that include “Cousin Willie’s” Microwave and Original Gourmet Popcorn. “Campmasters” Popcorn and “Purdu Pop” Popcorn. Willie was a member of the board of directors of the Popcorn Institute from 1978 to 1984. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce of Harrison County and served in several capacities while a member. Darrell Voelker, economic development director for the Chamber, said Sieg was a serious businessman, though at times quite a jokester. “I consider him the most popular ambassador of Harrison County besides (the late governor) Frank O’Bannon. In fact, I think Willie was probably a better recognized person than the governor,” Voelker said. “Frank looked like a normal business man in a normal business suit; Willie would make you remember him.” Willie served the community in a variety of ways. He was a member of the Ramsey Lions Club, a Rotarian, a lifelong member of the Republican Party and a Republican Precinct Committeeman. He was a member of the Ramsey-Spencer Grange and the Farm Bureau. He served on the Ramsey Water Co. board of directors for 24 years and on the North Harrison Community School Board for 12 years. He was always a great fan of cougar (and Lady Cats) sports. The funeral was Monday at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Frenchtown Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey handled arrangements.

Funeral services for Wilfred Edward “Cousin Willie” Sieg Sr., 74, of Harrison County, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at Bernard’s Catholic Church in Frenchtown, with burial in St. Bernard’s Catholic Church Cemetery. He died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, at Harrison county Hospital after a well-fought battle against lung cancer. He was one of Harrison County’s most beloved personalities and was president of Ramsey Popcorn Company. Cousin Willie was known by people in many different areas because of his active involvement with his family, his faith, his business and community. He was born March 16, 1931 in Ramsey, son of the late Edward and Agnes Gettelfinger Sieg. He attended elementary school at Schoolhouse 2 (also known as Possum College) and graduated from Corydon Central High School. He was a 1953 graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, with a degree in marketing and was a member of Phi Kappa Fraternity. He served in the United States Air Force as a First Lieutenant and during his tenure in the Air Force, was stationed in Cheyenne, Wyo., and Waltham, Mass. He was a member of the Air Force Reserve until 1968. On June 16, 1951, he married his high school sweetheart, Doris Marie Byrum of Milltown. After his service in the Air Force he returned to Ramsey and formed Ramsey Popcorn Company with his parents and brothers. He really knew about raising popcorn, but that wasn’t all he knew how to raise, they have 13 children. Children are Agnes and James Barnard, Corydon, Wilfred Jr. and Lena Sieg, Ramsey, Laura and Michael Wood, Bakersfield, Calif., Michael Sieg, Jeffersonville, Lisa Sieg, Ramsey, Veronica and Ron Battista, Ramsey, Angela and Andy Janes, New Salisbury, Anthony and Sherie Sieg, Louisville, Eric and Patty Sieg, New Salisbury, Jason and Jill Sieg, Ramsey, Sarah and David Meyer, Virginia Beach, Va., Suzanne and Jason Kaiser, Corydon and John Paul Sieg, New Albany. They also have 32 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Joan Seipel of Lanesville. He was preceded in death by sisters, Theresa Kendall and Mary Rita Robertson and brothers, Eugene Donald and Mark Sieg. He was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Frenchtown, where he has served on the Parish Council as well as past picnic chairman. He was a Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Men’s CRHP team. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. With the Sieg family being a large part of Harrison County’s population, he felt it was his duty to see that everybody had some work to do. The first jobs he gave his kids on the farm was picking up rocks and cleaning out hog pens. Today, Ramsey Popcorn is one of the largest employers in the community. Edward Sieg and his wife, Agnes, began the business in 1944 going store to store selling raw popcorn items out of the back of their truck. The Sieg’s four sons, Willie, Donald, Eugene and Mark took over the business in the 1960’s. Cousin Willie’s image is portrayed on the company’s largest selling retail product, “Cousin Willie’s Popcorn.” Ramsey Popcorn has grown to be one of the top four popcorn processors in the world. The company has several labels that include Cousin Willie’s Microwave and Original Gourmet Popcorn, “Campmasters” Popcorn and Purdu Pop Popcorn. He was a member of the board of directors of the Popcorn Institute from 1978 to 1984. He was a member of the Harrison County Chamber of Commerce and served in different capacities while a member. He served his community in many ways. He was a member of the Ramsey Lion’s Club, a Rotarian, a lifelong member of the Republican Party, and a Republican Precinct Committeeman. He was a member of the Ramsey-Spencer Grange and the Farm Bureau. He served on the Ramsey Water Company Board of Directors for 24 years and also served on the North Harrison Community School board for 12 years. He was a great fan of Cougar and Lady Cats sports. Visitation at Swarens Funeral Home, Ramsey, will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, with a Rosary service at 7 p.m. Sunday.  -  Jeffersonville Evening News – February 03, 2006– shared by Francie Ede

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 11/18/1998
David M. Siltz, 56, New Albany, died at 7:20 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at Caritas Medical Center in Louisville. A native of New Albany, born Dec. 17, 1941, he was the son of Dorothy Siltz of New Albany and the late Stanley Siltz. He was an employee of E.I. DuPont in Louisville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Launa Jean Siltz. Survivors besides his mother include a son, David S. Siltz of Edwardsville; two daughters, Dina Emerson of Greenville and Neisha Goodin of Salem; two brothers, Wayne Siltz of Lanesville and Stanley Siltz of Derby; and six grandchildren. The funeral was Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown with burial in Edwardsville Cemetery.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 02/23/2005
Helen M. Siltz, 70, Jeffersonville, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at her home. A native of Palmyra, she retired from General Electric Co. in Louisville. Survivors include three sons, Kenny Sieg of Sellersburg, Dennis Sieg of Hardinsburg and Steve Sieg of Palmyra; two daughters, Debra Heldman of Paoli and Joyce Harris of Marengo; a sister, Kathy Packwood of Jeffersonville; 11 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 19 at Kraft Funeral Service in New Albany with a private burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 10/16/1991
Stanley E. Siltz, 77, Georgetown, died last Wednesday at Floyd Memorial Hospital. He was a native of New Albany and a retired employee of E.I. Dupont de Nemours & Co. Survivors include his wife, the former Dorothy Weber; three sons, Stanley W. Siltz of Jeffersonville, Wayne R. Siltz of Lanesville and David M. Siltz of Georgetown; 17 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. The funeral was Saturday at Dieckmann Funeral Home with entombment at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 12/28/1994
Lillian C. Lincoln Simon, 91, Depauw, died Dec. 20 at Harrison County Hospital. She was born Nov. 14, 1903, near Depauw, to the late William and Alice Murr Lincoln. She was a homemaker and member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Frenchtown. Survivors include two sons, Jerome Smith of New Salisbury and Marvin Smith of New Albany; three daughters, Mardell Brooks of Charlestown, and Maxine Schwartz and Virginia Rosenbarger, both of Depauw; two stepsons, Kenneth and Melvin Arnold, both of Wisconsin; two stepdaughters, Alice MacArthur of Michigan and Joan Walsh of Ohio; a brother, Bruce Lincoln of Washington; two sisters, Grace Thevenot of Odebolt, Iowa, and Lena Watkins of New Albany; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The funeral was Friday at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Frenchtown with burial in the church cemetery. Father Fred Denison officiated. Bernadette Irish was vocalist and organist. Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey handled the arrangements. Pallbearers were Hank Rosenbarger, Allen Fessel, Gary Brooks, and Daniel, Phillip and Kevin Smith.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 07/13/1938
Alva James Smith, nineteen-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Smith near Depauw, died Monday morning at three o’clock at Edward’s Hospital in New Albany following an operation for appendicitis. The body was removed to Swarens and Adam Undertakers at Ramsey, and later removed to the home of his parents. Funeral services were held this morning at nine o’clock at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church at Frenchtown, conducted by the Rev. Jos. B. Tieman. Burial was in the church cemetery. Besides his parents, he leaves three brothers and four sisters, Mrs. Cecil (Mae) Nolot, Mary Katherine, Ruth and Jean Smith, Floyd, August and Ralph Smith.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 03/11/1964
Alva J. Smith, 68, died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at his home near Frenchtown. He was a veteran of World War I. Mr. Smith was the son of the late Jefferson and Cecilia Sieg Smith and a native of Harrison County. Survivors include his wife, the former Lillian Lincoln; two sons, Jerome Smith of New Salisbury and Marvin Smith at home; four daughters, Miss Maxine Smith at home, Mrs. Mardell Brooks of Charlestown, Mrs. Viola Fessel of Corydon, and Mrs. Virginia Rosenbarger of Depauw; two brothers, Perry Smith of Ramsey and August Smith of Milltown; one sister, Mrs. Ada Williams of Crandall and nine grandchildren. The body was at the Swarens Funeral Home at Ramsey. The Rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Monday night. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Andrew Deitzeman at 9 :00 a.m. Tuesday at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Frenchtown, of which he was a member. Pallbearers were Paul, Ralph, Eldo and Russell Smith and Eldon and Ralph Bary. Burial was in the church cemetery with military rites at the grave.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 08/14/1968
August “Gus” Smith, 80, died at 3:40 p.m. Monday in the Harrison County Hospital. He was a retired Harrison County farmer and was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Frenchtown. He formerly lived on Rt. 1, Depauw. He was the son of the late Jefferson and Cecelia Sieg Smith. Surviving are four daughters: Mrs. Mae Nolot and Mrs. Mary Nolot, both of Depauw, Mrs. Ruth Linton and Mrs. Jean Toney, both of Ramsey; three sons: Floyd J. Smith, Mesilla, New Mexico, August J. Smith, Depauw and Ralph K. Smith, Lanesville; one brother, Perry Smith, Ramsey and one sister, Mrs. Ada Williams, New Salisbury; 31 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. The body is at Swarens Funeral Home, Ramsey where Rosary will be prayed at 9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday in St. Bernard’s Church, Frenchtown. Rev. Andrew Diezeman will officiate. Pallbearers will be Tom, James, Mervin Charles, Larry and Robert Nolot. Burial will be in St. Bernard’s Cemetery, Frenchtown.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 06/06/1951
Mrs. Cora B. Smith, 60, wife of August Smith, died unexpectedly while enroute to her home at Frenchtown at 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Survivors besides her husband are sons: Floyd Smith of Phoenix, Arizona, Ralph Smith of Ft. Story, Va., and August Smith of Depauw; daughters: Ruth Smith, Jean Smith, Mrs. Mary Nolot, Mrs. Mae Nolot, all of Depauw; ten grandchildren; one brother, John Whitman of Evansville and one sister, Mrs. Leona Mills, of Marengo. Funeral services will be conducted today at 9 a.m. at St. Bernard’s Church in Frenchtown. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 03/14/1984
Ivan Smith, 38, of Floyds Knobs, died reportedly of natural causes Sunday while vacationing in Orlando, Fla. He was the son of a former resident of Bradford, Juanita Buechler Smith. He was a former president of the New Albany-Floyd County consolidated School Board, president of Callistus Smith Insurance Agency in Floyds Knobs, a former board member of the Professional Insurance Agents of Indiana, and a member of the Southern Indiana Agents Association. He was a member of the Elks Lodge 270, the Cardinal Ritter Council of the Knights of Columbus, and the National Council of Christians and Jews. Survivors include his wife, the former Judy Stengel; a son, Brian Smith; a daughter, Melissa Smith; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Callistus J. Smith Sr. of Starlight; three brothers: Donald, Glenn and Kenneth Smith, all of Floyds Knobs; and five sisters, Charlotte Mooney of Newark, N.Y., Ann Jeanette Baker and Brenda Smith, both of Starlight; and Mrs. Evelyn Heilingenberg and Mrs. Nancy Lynch, both of New Albany. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church, with burial in St. John Catholic Church Cemetery in Starlight. Visitation is at Kraft Funeral Home in New Albany. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Mount St. Francis Retreat Center or the American Heart Fund.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 01/24/2007
Juanita C. Buechler Smith, 81, Floyds Knobs, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, at Norton Hospital in Louisville. A native of Bradford, she was a longtime employee at Callistus Smith Insurance Agency in Floyds Knobs and a member of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Robert P. Smith; three daughters, Carolyn Biggs and Ruth Ann Deuser, both of Floyds Knobs, and Cheryl Goodin of Versailles, Ky.; two sisters, Geneva Smith of Starlight and Valeria Daus of Louisville; two brothers, Herman Buechler of Floyds Knobs and John Buechler of Bradford; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass: Monday, Jan. 22, at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Arrangements: Kraft Funeral Service in New Albany. The family suggests memorial gifts to American Diabetes Association or St. Mary of the Knobs Church.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 05/26/1993
Russell E. Smith, 72, Ramsey, died Thursday at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany. He was a native of Harrison County, born Feb. 4, 1921, the son of the late Ollie F. and Edna Edemson Smith. He was a former bus driver for North Harrison Community School Corp., a retired carpenter and farmer, a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Saint Bernard Catholic Church in Frenchtown. Survivors include his wife, the former Rita Richmer; three sons, Robert W., Darrell E. and Gary Lee Smith, all of Ramsey; two daughters, Darlene M. Davis of Depauw and Diana K. Wheatley of Ramsey; a brother, Eldo Smith of Ramsey; two sisters, Louise Richmer of Corydon and Velma L. Sailors of Depauw; 16 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The funeral was Monday at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Frenchtown with burial in the church cemetery. Father Fred Denison officiated. Old State Capitol VFW Post 2950 presented military rites at the gravesite. The church choir provided the music and Jill Robertson was organist. Swarens Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Pallbearers included Donnie Davis, Dwaine Gurtz and Jim, Joe, Kristopher and Scott Smith.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 03/13/2003
Richard C. Spurlock, 69, Corydon, died Thursday, March 13, at the V.A. Medical Center in Louisville. A native of Frankfort, born Oct. 28, 1933, he was the son of the late Avery and Hettie Embry Spurlock. He was a former employee of Keller Manufacturing Co. in Corydon, a retired employee of Hudson Foods in Corydon, and a member of The Blinded Veterans Association and the Greater Faith Apostolic Church in New Albany. He was an avid woodworker and a Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, the former Pauline Curts; two sons, Mark R. Spurlock of Borden and David Spurlock of New Salisbury; a daughter, Rita Gettelfinger of Ramsey; a half brother, Earl Henrickson of Indianapolis; two grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Funeral: Monday, March 17, at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon with burial in Heidelberg Cemetery in Corydon. Pallbearers: Aaron and Brian Gettelfinger, Chris Spurlock, Shane Lamb, Mike Lutz and Wes Bradshaw.
   
CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 07/09/1997
Mildred G. Brockman Stewart, 77, New Albany, died Thursday, July 3, at her home. A native of Bradford, she was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in New Albany. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford H. Stewart. Survivors include three daughters, Patricia L. Whitney of Phoenix, Ariz., Barbara J. Paris of Clarksville, and Jill A. Stewart of New Albany; a son, Scott T. Stewart of Florence, Ky.; a brother, Joseph Brockman of Bradford; a sister, Helen Sinkhorn of New Albany; and eight grandchildren. The funeral was Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church with burial in St. Mary Cemetery. Kraft Funeral Home in New Albany handled the arrangements. The family suggests memorial gifts to Hospice of Southern Indiana.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY - 10/17/2007
Richard Joseph Stewart, 65, New Albany, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, at Lincoln Hills Health Care Center in New Albany. Born Jan. 9, 1942, in New Albany, he was the son of the late Richard Arlington Stewart and Mildred Goodman Stewart. He was a businessman, the Republican candidate for New Albany City Council Sixth District in the upcoming election and a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Albany. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Wesbecker Stewart of New Albany; a daughter, Teri Blackman of Lanesville; a son, Richard M. Stewart of Maysville, Ky.; a sister, Ruth Stewart Payne of Louisville; a brother David E. Stewart of Georgetown; and five grandchildren. Funeral Mass: Monday, Oct. 15, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Albany. Arrangements: Seabrook, Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Homes in New Albany. The family suggests memorial gifts to the WHAS Crusade for Children.
  
CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 10/17/1990
Lucille Swank, 69, 608 N. Mulberry St., Corydon, died Monday at 8:40 a.m. at Harrison County Hospital. She was born in Cameron, Mo., on April 10, 1921 to the late William W. and Martha Green Joslin. She was a member of St. Joseph Church and St. Anne’s Society and was a retired employee of Providence Retirement Home in New Albany. Survivors include her husband, William Swank; a son, Michael Swank of Lexington, Ky., a sister, Leona Brown of Corydon; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. The funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at her church, and Father Harry Tully will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery, and pallbearers will be: Dr. Michael Swank, Michael Swank, Jeff Leonard, Gilbert and Houston Ernstberger and George Hannel Sr. The rosary will be prayed tonight at 7:30 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon, and visitation is after 1 today.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY 04/17/2002
William L. Swank, 81, Louisville, died Thursday, April 4, at Hospice & Palliative Care of Louisville's inpatient unit at Norton Audubon Hospital. He was a native of Ray County, Mo., a retired salesman for Montgomery Chevrolet, a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, the former Mary Daugherty; a son, William Lawson Swank of Roswell, Ga., and Charles Michael Swank of Butler, Pa.; a sister, Hazel Mueller of Corydon; and six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The funeral was Saturday, April 6, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with burial on April 8 in Green Lawn Cemetery in Roswell.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 05/13/1942
Mrs. Clara E. Timperman, of Bradford, widow of William Timperman, passed away at St. Edward’s Hospital in New Albany, Monday morning at six o’clock. Mrs. Timperman was sixty-two years of age. Her maiden name was Brockman, and she was born and reared in the county. Mrs. Timperman was a member of the Catholic Church. Funeral services were held this (Wednesday) morning at nine o’clock at St. Michael’s Catholic Church at Bradford. Interment was in the church cemetery. Surviving are six sons, Charles Timperman, Louisville; Edward Timperman, New Albany; Lawrence and James, both of Cincinnati, and Leo Timperman, Seymour; two daughters, Mrs. Henry Gettelfinger and Mrs. George Fessel, both of Bradford; 34 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; three brothers, Fred Brockman, Kansas City, Kan., and Joseph and Martin Brockman, both of Bradford, and four sisters, Mrs. Catherine Tracy, Indianapolis, Mrs. Melvin Brady, South Bend, Mrs. Pearl Kiesler, Bradford, and Mrs. Lucille Losson, New Albany.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 10/16/1940
William J. Timperman, well known resident of Bradford, passed away last Saturday morning at three o’clock following an illness. Mr. Timperman was seventy-four years of age. The deceased was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and charter member of the Knights of Columbus. He was an industrious farmer and highly esteemed citizen. Funeral services were held Monday morning at nine o’clock at St. Michael’s Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clara E. Timperman; six sons, Charles Timperman of Louisville, Lawrence and James Timperman of Covington, Ky. and Leo, Richard and Edward Timperman of New Albany; two daughters, Mrs. Henry Gettelfinger of Palmyra, and Mrs. George Fessel of New Salisbury.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 10/23/1940
Funeral services for William Timperman were held Monday morning October 14th at St. Michael’s Catholic Church at Bradford, conducted by the Rev. John Roduskey. Burial was in the church cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were Charter Members of Harrison County Council Knights of Columbus, George E. Brown, Frank Ordner, Amadee Dropsey, George Gettelfinger, John Kochert and Alfred Bube. Active pallbearers were Ben F. Brown, Marcellus Rochner, Andrew Buechler, Leonard Kochert, Felix Gettelfinger and William Kochert. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clara E. Timperman; six sons, Charles Timperman of Louisville, Lawrence and James Timperman of Covington Ky., and Lee, Richard and Edward Timperman of New Albany; two daughters, Mrs. Henry Gettelfinger of Palmyra, Mrs. George Fessel of New Salisbury and twenty-eight grandchildren. He also leaves two brothers, Frank Timperman of Newton, Ill., Isadore Timperman of Kent Ohio, two sisters, Mrs. Emma Busald of Sellersburg and Mrs. Louise Grantz of Louisville.   
    
CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 10/13/1993
Agatha Uhl, 77, Bradford, died Friday at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany. She was the former Agatha Buechler and a former employee of the U.S. Postal Service. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann McElroy of Cary, Ill., and Sharon Newton of Floyds Knobs; two stepsons, Charles Uhl of Terre Haute and Bernard Uhl of Floyds Knobs; two stepdaughters, Mary Libs of Floyds Knobs and Loraine Martin of New Salisbury; three brothers, Herman Buechler of Floyds Knobs, Andrew Buechler of New Salisbury and John Buechler of Bradford; three sisters, Geneva Smith of Starlight, Juanita Smith of Floyds Knobs and Valeria Daus of Louisville; 18 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. The funeral was Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Love Funeral Home in Palmyra handled the arrangements.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 09/03/2003
Bernard C. Uhl, 78, Floyds Knobs, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville. A native of Bradford, he was an Air Force veteran of World War II, a founder and owner of Uhl Truck Sales in Palmyra, New Albany, and Louisville, and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in New Albany. Survivors include his wife, the former Jeanette Boaz; a son, C. Todd Uhl of Corydon; four daughters, Janice Monroe of New Salisbury, Rosanne Shireman and Beth Posante, both of Palmyra, and Kim Freshour of Modesto, Calif.; a brother, Charles Uhl of Terre Haute; four sisters, Mary Libs of Floyds Knobs, Lorine Martin of New Salisbury, Mary Ann McElroy of Wisconsin and Sharon Newton of Floyds Knobs; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. A prayer service was Friday, Aug. 22, at Kraft Funeral Service in New Albany. The funeral was Saturday, Aug. 23, at Holy Family Catholic Church with burial in St. Michael's Cemetery in Bradford. The family suggests memorial gifts to St. Meinrad School of Theology, St. Meinrad, IN 47557.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 02/19/1947
Mrs. Catherine Uhl, 77, widow of George Uhl, died last Tuesday night at 7:30 o’clock at her home near Bradford. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ed Jacobi, sons Clement, William, Severius and Joseph Uhl of Bradford, Edward Uhl of Greenville, and Herman Uhl of New Albany, one brother, William Reisert of Louisville. Funeral services were conducted at St. Michael’s Catholic Church at Bradford last Friday morning, with interment in the church cemetery.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 09/26/1979
Clem Uhl, 82, of Bradford, died Sunday at 1:15 p.m. at Harrison County Hospital. He was a retired vice-president of Uhl Truck Sales in Palmyra. He was a World War I veteran and a member of the Holy Name Society, the Oblate of St. Benedict and the American Legion. He was also a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Bradford. Survivors are his wife, the former Agatha Buechler; two sons, Charles Uhl of Terre Haute, Ind. and Bernard Uhl of Palmyra; four daughters, Mrs. Sharon Newton and Mrs. Mary Libs, both of Floyds Knobs, Mrs. Lorine Martin of New Salisbury and Mrs. Mary Ann McElroy of Brooksville, Fla.; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Severus Uhl and William Uhl, both of Bradford and Joseph Uhl of Clarksville; a sister, Mrs. Maymie Jacobi of Bradford. The funeral was held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s with Father Albert Diezeman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. The rosary was conducted on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Love Funeral Home, Palmyra.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 01/27/1932
Mrs. Florence Uhl, wife of Clement C. Uhl, passed away at her home in Bradford following a lingering illness, Monday morning, about six o’clock. About six months ago she was stricken with leukemia, a rare blood disease. Although everything known to medical science, blood transfusion, Krays, dieting and drugs were used, but to no avail. She sang slowly but was conscious until the last. Mrs. Uhl was thirty-four years of age. She was the daughter of the late Philip Jacobi and Mrs. Margaret Jacobi, and was born and reared in Morgan Township. She was a member of the Catholic Church, and a good Christian woman. She was united in marriage April 6, 1921, and to this union four children were born, Charles, Mary, Bernard and Lorena. Funeral services will be held this (Wednesday) morning at St. Michael’s Church at Bradford, conducted by the Rev. John Gorman. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Besides her husband she leaves four small children, her mother, Mrs. Margaret Jacobi, six brothers and two sisters, Edward and Fred Jacobi, and Mrs. Charles Timperman, of Louisville. John Jacobi, of Navilleton, Herman, Andrew and Francis Jacobi, and Mrs. Anna Book, all of this county.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 07/10/1946
George Uhl, retired farmer and well-known citizen of Morgan Township, passed away last Thursday morning at 9:45 o’clock at his home at Bradford. Death was caused from an illness of heart trouble. Mr. Uhl was eighty-three years of age. He was a life long resident of Morgan Township. He was a successful farmer and he took an active interest in public affairs. Funeral services were held last Saturday morning at nine o’clock at St. Michael’s Catholic Church at Bradford, conducted by the Rev. John Rodutsky. Interment was in the church cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Catherine Uhl, a daughter, Mrs. Edward Jacobi, six sons, Clement, Joseph, Severius and William Uhl all of Bradford, Edward Uhl of Greenville, Herman Uhl of New Albany and a sister, Mrs. Matilda Kemper of Louisville.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 11/23/2005
Imogene Uhl, 85, Terre Haute, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, at 10 a.m. at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. A native of Salem, born July 21, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Mary Hoggatt Humphrey. She was a 1938 graduate of Salem High School, where she was the only female cheerleader, and was active in various school activities. She was a secretary to the Washington County Extension agent for 10 years; active in community affairs; a longtime member of Tri Kappa sorority and was named Tri Kappa of the Year in Spencer; a member of Boys Club Women's Auxiliary in Bedford, and involved with Meals on Wheels in Terre Haute and Sigma Alpha Epsilon Mother's Club. She attended St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. Survivors: Her husband of 54 years, Charles Uhl; two sons, Steve Uhl of Jasper and Mark Uhl of New Palestine; a daughter, Jane Minderman of Vincennes, and six grandchildren. A prayer service was yesterday (Tuesday) at Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home in Terre Haute followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Margaret Mary Church. Officiant: Father Rick Ginther. Burial: Calvary Cemetery. Memorial gifts: Her church, in care of the building fund, 2405 South 7th St., Terre Haute, IN 47802 or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 09/19/1962
Mrs. Otto Voyles of New Albany Dies, Rites Held Today
Mrs. Florence K. Voyles, 87, of New Albany, widow of Otto Voyles, died Monday at 12:30 p.m. in the Floyd County Memorial Hospital. She had been ill of a heart ailment for several months. Mrs. Voyles was a daughter of John Wesley King and Mrs. Lucinda Harper King Byerley. She was a member of the Central Christian Church of New Albany. Funeral services were held this (Wednesday) morning at 10:30 o’clock at the home. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery. Surviving are a son, Dr. Harry Voyles of New Albany, a daughter, Mrs. Newland (Virginia) Knight of Mobile, Ala., four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She also leaves a half-sister, Mrs. Myrtle Dyer and a stepsister, Mrs. Corda Turner of New Albany. Preceding her in death were two sons, Elvin and Baslie Voyles, two daughters, Verna and Vertie Voyles and a brother, William King.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 03/18/1953
S. Otto Voyles Dies in New Albany – Former Resident Was Calumet Firm Dealer
S. Otto Voyles, 81, founder of the old Calumet Fertilizer Company of New Albany, died at 2 o’clock last Wednesday afternoon at his home, 1430 E. Market in that city. He had been in declining health for several years. He built the Calumet company plant in 1918 and served as its president until 1926, when the firm became a subsidiary of the Tennessee Corporation. He held an executive office until his retirement from the company in 1946. Mr. Voyles was active in civic and financial affairs of New Albany for many years. He formerly resided at Palmyra. He had many friends in this county. Mr. Voyles was a member of Central Christian Church, New Albany. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Florence Voyles; a son, Dr. Harry E. Voyles, New Albany physician; a daughter, Mrs. Newland Knight, Mobile, Ala.; a half-brother, Louis Scharrer, New Albany; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body was at the residence where funeral services were held last Friday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 12/20/2000
Chris E. Wade, 36, Floyds Knobs, died Thursday, Dec. 14, in Floyds Knobs. He was a co-owner and operator of Satellite Central and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, both in New Albany. Survivors include his wife, the former Karen R. Engle; three daughters, Alexis M., Alicia R. and Anna E. Wade, all at home; his parents, James and Penny Wade of Georgetown; two brothers, Jim Wade of Floyds Knobs and Tim Wade of Sellersburg; and his grandmother, Mildred Dal Sasso of Terre Haute. A prayer service was Sunday, Dec. 17, at Kraft Funeral Service in New Albany. The funeral was Sunday at Holy Family Catholic Church with burial in St. Mary of the Knobs Cemetery in Floyds Knobs. The family suggests memorial gifts to Holy Family School, 217 W. Daisy Lane, New Albany, IN .

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 11/05/1975
Mrs. Edith Walter, of R. 1, Lanesville passed away at 5 a.m. Monday at the home of a son, Patrick Walter of Lanesville. She was 77 years of age and the widow of Herman Louis Walter. Mrs. Walter was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Lanesville and the St. Ann’s Society of the church. Born at Lanesville, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Anna Siepel Benson. Surviving are six sons, Stephen, John, Nicholas, Jude and Patrick Walter, all of Lanesville; five daughters, Mrs. Mary Lou Bacon, Oxen Hill, Md., Mrs. Rose Louise Brown, Kent, Ohio; Mrs. Joe (Frances) Hess, Lanesville, Mrs. Leola Braun, Jeffersonville and Mrs. Roberta Garrett, Elizabeth; 51 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The body rested at Beanblossom-Steenbergen Funeral Home where the rosary was recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services were held this morning (Wednesday) at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Lanesville. Rev. Leo Schellenberger officiated. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tim Braun, Dennis Stilger, Ron Hess, John Garrett, Tom, James, Kevin and Edward Walter.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 02/12/1975
Herman Louis Walter, 78, Lanesville, died Saturday at 11 p.m. at his home. Born June 12, 1896 in Lanesville, he was the son of John L. Walter and Anna Bour Walter. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Lanesville, charter member of Knights of St. John, a retired farmer and lifelong Harrison County resident. Survivors include his wife, the former Edith Benson; six sons, Stephen Walter, John Walter, Nicholas Walter, Jude Walter and Patrick Walter, all of Lanesville; Irwin Walter, Palmyra; five daughters, Mrs. Mary Lou Bacon, Oxen Hill, Md., Mrs. Rose Louise Brown, Kent, Ohio; Mrs. Frances (Joe) Hess, Lanesville, Mrs. Leola Braun, Jeffersonville, Mrs. Roberta Garrett, Elizabeth; one brother, Joseph Walter, Lanesville; one sister, Mrs. Martha Bell, New Albany; 51 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral was 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s with burial in the church cemetery. Officiating minister was the Rev. Joseph Sheets. Pallbearers were Tim Braun, Dennis Stilger, Ron Hess, John Garrett, Tom Walter, James Walter, Kevin Walter and Edward Walter. The body rested at Beanblossom-Steenbergen Funeral Home, Corydon.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 12/03/1997
Leona J. Kochert Walter, 75, New Albany, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, at her home. A native of New Salisbury, she was the daughter of the late Philip and Margaret Kiesler Fessel. She was a retired nurse at the old St. Anthony’s Hospital in Louisville; and a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, the Madonna Circle and the Senior Citizens Club, both at her church, and at St. Michael’s Church in Bradford and St. Mary’s in Lanesville. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Joseph H. Kochert and Stephen A. Walter. Survivors include three sons, Larry E. and Stephen P. Kochert, both of New Albany and Ronnie J. Kochert of Columbus; two daughters, Jane M. Timberlake of Corydon and Margaret A. Kochert of New Albany; 10 step children, Richard, Edward, Kevin, Charles, Bernadine and Margaret Walter, Susan Wilson, Pam Wermeuth, Laura Shelby and Annette Smith; a sister, Marie Schroeder of Bradford; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. The funeral was Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with burial in St. Michael Bradford Cemetery. Kraft Funeral Service in New Albany handled the arrangements. The family suggests memorial gifts to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 04/22/1987
Louise Walter, 65, Lanesville, died early Friday at her home. She was born in Lanesville to the late Charles and Eva Ehalt Stilger. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and St. Ann Society. She served on numerous church committees, was a Eucharistic minister and was a member of the Harrison County Church Women United. Survivors include her husband, Stephen Walter; four sons, Richard Walter of Jacksonville, Fla., Charles Walter of Muncie, Kevin Walter of New Trenton and Edward Walter of Ludlow, Ky.; six daughters, Bernadine Walter of Redkey, Pamela Wermuth of Amherst, Mass., Laura Cowan of Rockville, Margaret Clements of Nashua, N. H., Dr. Susan Wilson of Noblesville, and Annette Smith of Pampa, Texas; a brother, Edward Stilger of Lanesville; two sisters, Mary Sell of Lanesville and Adeline Ruckriegel of Jeffersontown, Ky.; and eight grandchildren. A wake was held at Gehlbach and Royse Funeral Home in Corydon at 2 p.m. Sunday. The funeral was held at 11 a.m. at her church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were: James, Robert, Brian and Michael Walter, Jeffrey Wermuth and Charles Hess.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 12/21/1994
Stephen A. Walter, 75, Lanesville, died at 2:55 a.m. Thursday at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany after being injured in an auto accident near New Salisbury on July 31. He was a native of Lanesville, born Sept. 23, 1919, the son of the late Herman L. and Edith C. Benson Walter. He was a retired technician for the Indiana Soil Conservation Service, a farmer, a Marine veteran of World War II and a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Albany, the Knights of St. John and the Over Sixties at St. Mary in Lanesville. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Louise Stilger Walter, and a son Gerald Louis Walter. Survivors include his wife, the former Leona Fessel; four sons, Richard Walter of Jacksonville, Fla., Charles Walter of Muncie, Kevin Walter of New Trenton and Edward Walter of Burlington, Ky.; six daughters, Bernardine Walter of Albany, Pamela Wermuth of Belchertown, Mass., Laura Selby of Rockville, Margaret Walter of Hudson, N.H., Susan Wilson of Cicero and Annette Smith of Covington, Ky.; three stepsons, Larry and Stephen Kochert, both of New Albany, and Robert Kochert of Columbus; two stepdaughters, Margaret Kochert of New Albany and Jane Timberlake of Corydon; four brothers, Irvin Walter of Milltown, and John A., Jude and Patrick Walter, all of Lanesville; five sisters, Leola Braun of Jeffersonville, Mary Lou Bacon of Portland, Ore., Rose Brown of Kent, Ohio, Roberta Garrett of Corydon and Frances Hess of Lanesville; 17 grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral was Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lanesville with burial in the church cemetery. Fathers Harold Ripperger and John Fink officiated. Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home handled the arrangements. A rosary was prayed Sunday at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Jimmy, Bobby and Brian Walter, Bobby Stilger and Tommy and Mike Ruckriegel.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 01/07/1953
Edward G. Weaver, 80, a retired carpenter, died at 8 a.m. Thursday at his home in Louisville. A native of St. Meinrad, he moved to Louisville 57 years ago and for 30 years before his retirement in 1941, he worked for various contractors. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Viona R. Weaver, three daughters, Mrs. Edward Gettelfinger, Palmyra; Mrs. Herman G. Gettelfinger, Bradford and Mrs. Jacob J. Daus; a brother, Pete Weaver, Terre Haute; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Henrich, Murphysboro, Ill.; Mrs. J. J. Bates, Indianapolis; Mrs. J. J. Christofferson, British Columbia, Canada; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held last Saturday morning at nine o’clock at Holy Spirit Church in Louisville. Burial was in St. Michael Cemetery, Bradford.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 08/14/1985
Charles C. Welsh, 69, died Sunday at Audubon Hospital in Louisville. He lived at the Providence Retirement Home and formerly lived at Georgetown. He was a retired employee of the American Container Corp. in Louisville. He was born in Louisville on March 13, 1916, the son of the late Henry P. and Mary Rose Bullock Welsh. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include a son, Clifford W. Welsh of Georgetown; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Gehlbach and Royse Funeral Home. The Rev. Steve Kaetzel officiated. Burial was in Wolfe Cemetery in Georgetown.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 03/22/1989
Clifford W. Welsh, 53, Georgetown, died Saturday at 11:10 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville. He was in Evansville for the ISHAA basketball semi-final. He was born in Louisville on March 9, 1936 to the late Charles C. and Ruby Daugherty Welsh. He was a self-employed woodworker. Survivors include his wife, the former Darla R. Hottell; a son, Gary Welsh of Georgetown; a daughter, Rhonda Smith of Borden; and six grandchildren. The funeral was Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Gehlbach & Royse Georgetown Funeral Home. The Rev. Steve Kaetzel officiated. Burial was in Wolfe Cemetery at Georgetown. Pallbearers were: Robert Briscoe, Roy Emerson, William Lucas, Gary Gilstrap, Don Carter and Ed Ehalt.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 06/05/1996
Daryl K. White, 46, Floyds Knobs, formerly of Charlestown, died at 1:45 a.m. Thursday at her home. She was the former Daryl K. Richey, a native of Jeffersonville, an office manager for Edward E. Bell, M.D. in New Albany, and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Max A. White, a son, Bryan Glotzbach of Floyds Knobs; a daughter, Angie Glotzbach of Floyds Knobs; a stepson, Doug White of Louisville, a stepdaughter, Laura White of New Albany; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Omer Richey of Charlestown; and a brother, Kenny Richey of Charlestown. The funeral was Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church in New Albany with entombment in Graceland Memorial Park Mausoleum. Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Market Street Funeral Home handled the arrangements. The family suggests memorial gifts to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Southern Indiana.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 09/18/1996
William E. White, 68, Lanesville, died at 11 a.m. last Wednesday at his home. A native of Segal, Ky., born July 30, 1928, he was the son of Dorothy Hall White of New Albany and the late William H. White. He was a retired heavy-equipment operator and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors besides his mother include his wife, the former Anna Goodman; four brothers, Chester White of New Albany, Donald White of Gainesville, Fla., Tommy J. White of Knoxville, Tenn. and Doug White of Leavenworth; and a sister, Wanda Decker of Pomona Park, Fla. The body was cremated. A memorial service was Saturday at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lanesville. Father Harold Ripperger officiated.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 03/13/1974
William Herschel White, 72, of Georgetown, died Wednesday, March 6 at 9 a.m. in Floyd Memorial Hospital. He was a retired construction worker and member of Highland Baptist Church. Mr. White was a native of Edmondson County, Ky. Surviving are his wife, the former Dorothy Hall; five sons, Douglas and Donald White, both of Gainesville, Fla., William and Chester White, both of Miami, Fla., and Tommy Jo White, Knoxville, Tenn.; one daughter, Mrs. Wanda Decker, Jeffersonville, one sister, Mrs. Ora York, Bowling Green, KY., also 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Gehlbach-Royse Georgetown Funeral Home. Rev. Bryan Ragan officiated. Burial was in Satillo Cemetery, Washington County, Ind. Pallbearers were Edgar Decker, Robert Decker, George Southern, Danny Southern, Wayne Hall and Charles Hall.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 01/23/1985
Mrs. Orva Whitehouse, 62, died at her New Salisbury home Friday morning. She was the former Dorothy Mae Pierce and was born at Hardinsburg, Ky. On Dec. 2, 1922 to Henry and Erma Frank Pierce. She was a Baptist. Survivors include two sons Larry Whitehouse of New Salisbury and James Whitehouse of St. Louis; three daughters: Mrs. Judy LeSaux of New Salisbury, Mrs. Sandy Wisenbaler of Louisville, and Mrs. Carla Long of Georgetown; her mother, Mrs. Erma Pierce of Louisville; four brothers: Frank, Donnie and Henry Pierce Jr., all of Louisville, and Bobbie Pierce of Otisco; five sisters: Mrs. Mary Heil, Mrs. Louise Sturgeon, and Mrs. Frances Felt all of Louisville, Miss Peggy Pierce of Louisville, and Mrs. Jean Waddell of Brighten, Colo.; and eight grandchildren. The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Monday at Gehlbach and Royse Funeral Home in Corydon. The Rev. Floyd Whistler officiated. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Louisville.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 07/12/1967
Orva Lee Whitehouse, 51, died early Thursday morning at his home near Central Barren. He was a native of Spencer County, Ky., and had lived in this county about 6 years. Mr. Whitehouse was a veteran of World War II and a former resident of Louisville. He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Pierce; his mother Mrs. Henrilee Stevens of Louisville; three daughters, Judy, Sandra and Carla and two sons, Larry and James Whitehouse, all at home; one brother, Joseph S. Whitehouse and one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Sanders and also one half-sister, Mrs. Carrie Ann Dolleris, all of Louisville. The body was at Gehlbach & Resch Funeral Home in Corydon until 2 p.m. Friday when it was taken to the Arch L. Heady Southern Funeral Home in Louisville for services at 2 p.m. Saturday. Rev. Ben Moore of Georgetown officiated. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Louisville with Military rites at the grave.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 10/20/1993
George F. Wilson, 51, Palmyra, died Saturday at Green Valley Care Center in New Albany. He was a native of Jeffersonville and a former employee of Western Truck Stop. Survivors include two sons, Jerry W. Kopp Jr. of Louisville and Jason Wilson of Palmyra; two sisters, Henrietta L. Cox of New Albany and Bobbie Juliot of Clarksville; and two grandchildren. The funeral will be tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Dieckmann Funeral Home in New Albany with burial in Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Jeffersonville. The family suggests memorial gifts to the American Lung Association.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 05/15/1991
Elizabeth Winterkorn, 79, Clarksville, formerly of New Middletown, died unexpectedly May 8 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville. She was born in Harrison County on Oct. 24, 1911, to the late John and Julia L. Richert Leffler. She was a former New Middletown postmaster, and a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Old Capitol Chapter Order of Eastern Star and the Royal Neighbors of New Middletown. Survivors include her husband, Fred Winterkorn; a son, John Winterkorn of Westminster, Calif.; three daughters: Betty Byrd and Brenda Banet, both of Corydon, and Wanda Badgley of Bakersfield, Calif.; nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. The funeral was Saturday at 2 p.m. at her church, and the Rev. Robert Franklin officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery, and pallbearers were: Melvin and Virgil Leffler, Don Gorin Jr., Richard and Jonathan Winterkorn, Christopher Byrd, Gordon Pendleton and Wayne Turley. A prayer service was Friday at 8:30 p.m. at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon, and the Rev. Robert Franklin officiated.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 07/18/2001
Fred H. Winterkorn of New Middletown died Friday, July 13, at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon. He was 88. A native of Harrison County, born Nov. 8, 1912, he was the son of the late Henry and Henrietta Kraft Winterkorn. He was a retired owner and operator of the old Winterkorn Store and an assistant postmaster in New Middletown. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and Pisgah Masonic Lodge. He was president of the Kentuckiana Bulldog Club and a former director and president of Harrison County REMC and Indiana State REMC. He helped start the New Middletown Volunteer Fire Dept. and bought the first fire truck for the department. He was a trustee for old Webster Township School Corp. and a bus driver for the schools. He served on the old Corydon School Board and was on the board of the South Harrison School Holding Co. which built the present Corydon Elementary School. Survivors include a son, John Winterkorn of Westminster, Calif.; three daughters, Betty Byrd and Brenda Banet, both of Corydon, and Wanda Badgley of Bakersfield, Calif.; two sisters, Wilhelmina Turley of Corydon and Wenonah Pendleton of New Middletown; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. The funeral was Tuesday, July 17, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church near New Middletown with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Gerald Cantrell officiated. Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon handled the arrangements. Pallbearers were Bethany Banet, Mark Knight, Richard Winterkorn, Kevin Burch, Virgil Leffler, Christopher Byrd, Jonathan Winterkorn and Elizabeth Winterkorn. Honorary pallbearers were Don Gorin Jr., Becky Mendez, Wayne Turley, Joe Huber, Frank Spanopoulos, Robin Owens and Gordon Pendleton. The family suggests memorial gifts to St. Peter's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or to the YMCA of Harrison County.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 12/15/1982
Mrs. Mable Wiseman, 81, of Sulphur, died Saturday at her home. Survivors are two sons, Howard L. Wiseman of Indianapolis and Herbert W. Wiseman of Franklin, Ind.; four daughters, Mrs. Louise Mullens of English, Mrs. Emma Lee of Indianapolis, Mrs. Norma Kiesler of Greenfield, Ind. and Mrs. Christina McGuire, North Vernon, Ind.; a brother, Shelby Keeton of Louisville; three sisters, Mettie Waters and Mrs. Melba King, both of New Albany and Mrs. Anna Belle Foster, Vincennes, Ind.; 23 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. The funeral was Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Old Union Church with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation was at Denbo Funeral Home, English.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 04/22/1998
Catherine Ems Wisman, 87, Pekin, died at 12:05 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany. A native of New Salisbury, born Feb. 25, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Mary Louise Buechler Ems. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Bradford, Senior Citizens of St. Michael, St. Mary of Lanesville and Senior Citizens of Salem. Survivors include her husband, Maurice P. (Bud) Wisman; three sons, Wayne Fessel of Floyds Knobs, Gene Wisman of New Salisbury and Ray Wisman of New Albany; a daughter, Susan True of Scotts Valley, Calif.; two brothers, Owen Ems of Florida and Carl Ems of Borden; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral was Wednesday, April 22, at St. Michael's Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Love Funeral Home in Palmyra handled the arrangements.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 05/03/1967
Mrs. Gertrude Wismann, 79, died at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday in Floyd Memorial Hospital at New Albany. She was the wife of John B. Wismann and lived near Georgetown. She was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church and the St. Anne’s Society. Mrs. Wismann was born in Floyd County, the daughter of August and Alice Bezy. She is survived by her husband, John B. And four sons, Clarence of Corydon, Maurice of Salem, John of Valley Station and James of Aurora; one daughter, Mrs. Alice Glotzbach of New Albany; two brothers, Clarence Bezy of Georgetown and William Bezy of Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Mrs. Ella Schmidt of New Albany; 24 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. The remains were at Gehlbach & Resch Funeral Home in Corydon where the rosary was recited at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church with father Charles Knight officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. The pallbearers were Robert J. and John R. Glotzbach, James, John A., Raymond and Joseph Wismann.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 06/22/1977
John B. Wismann of Lanesville, died at noon Wednesday, June 15 at Floyd Memorial Hospital, New Albany. He was 92 years of age and a retired farmer. Mr. Wismann was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Lanesville. Survivors include two sons, Maurice Wismann, Pekin, Ind. and James Wismann, Lawrenceburg, Ind.; a brother, Philip Wismann, Georgetown; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Grantz, Louisville and Mrs. Lou Miller of Lanesville; also 26 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The rosary was recited at Gehlbach Royse Funeral Home in Corydon at 8 p.m. Friday. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 10/24/2002
Maurice (Bud) Wismann, 85, Pekin, died at 11:10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany. A native of Lanesville, born March 13, 1917, he was the son of the late John and Gertrude Vevay Wisman. He was a retired farmer and member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Bradford. Survivors include his wife, Betty Wisman; three sons, Wayne Fessel of Floyds Knobs, Gene Wisman of New Salisbury and Ray Wisman of New Albany; a daughter, Susan True of California; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: Thursday, Oct. 24, from 2 to 8 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m., and Friday, Oct. 25, after 8 a.m. at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra. Funeral: Friday, Oct. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church with burial in St. Michael's Cemetery.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 09/06/1933
John L. Wolford, a former resident of this county, passed away last Sunday at his home in New Albany, following a lingering illness of heart trouble. Mr. Wolford was eighty-six years of age. For a number of years he conducted a store at Lanesville, and was well known in this county. He was a good citizen and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at nine o’clock at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Albany. Interment was in the church cemetery. Surviving are four sons, John, Herman and Frank Wolford, of New Albany, and Walter Wolford, of St. Joe, Indiana. His wife preceded him in death eight years ago. The deceased was an uncle of Frank Ordner of Corydon, and Mrs. Ossie Shireman, of Mauckport.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 08/27/2003
Darlene Wooldridge, 59, Georgetown, died Saturday morning, Aug. 23, 2003, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany. A native of Georgetown, born Feb. 8, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Lucian and Anna Mae Gayheart Singleton. She was a retired school bus driver for the Greater Clark County School Corp., and attended First Community Church of God in Georgetown. Survivors include her husband, Gerald Wooldridge; three daughters, Tammy Murphy and Tonya Calfree, both of Georgetown, and Tina Lawhorn of Jeffersonville; two brothers, George Singleton of New Albany and J.L. Singleton of Ojai, Calif.; two sisters, Ann Allen of Clarksville and Rose Love of Georgetown; and 12 grandchildren. The funeral was yesterday at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown with burial in Wolfe Cemetery. The Rev. Leland Lockhart officiated. Pallbearers were Gary Love, Perry Knight, Chandler Calfee, Donald Murphy, Mark Johnson, Phillip Wooldridge, Curtis Lawhorn and Corey McElwain. Honorary pallbearers were Cameron Murphy, and Zachary and Nicholas Johnson. The family suggests memorial gifts to the American Diabetes Association or Hospice of Southern Indiana.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 10/28/1914
Mrs. Elizabeth Yanner died Thursday, October 15, at the home of her son, William, near Georgetown. The deceased was seventy years old and died of infirmities incident to old age. She was the widow of John Yanner, who died about eight years ago. Funeral services were held Saturday morning at the Catholic Church at Lanesville and the burial was in the Catholic cemetery. Mrs. Yanner is survived by four sons, Theodore, William and Charles, of this county, and John, of Reno, Nevada. She was a highly respected woman and her demise is mourned by a large number of relatives and friends.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 01/11/1899
A Good Man Gone. Jacob Yanner, a pioneer of Harrison County, died at his home in Lanesville, Jan. 5, 1899, aged 69 years, after a lingering sickness. The deceased was reared in Jackson Township, five miles northwest of Lanesville. His father was one of the first German settlers of this part of the country and came here in 1837. Deceased was a good citizen and a kind and loving husband and father. His wife, whose maiden name was Madalen Litsch, died nearly 25 years ago, leaving a devoted husband, 4 sons and 3 daughters, all the children now living. The funeral took place Sunday afternoon, Jan. 8, from the Catholic Church. Rev. Father Peckskamp performed the usual ceremonies and delivered an able and appropriate sermon, after which the remains were taken to the cemetery and laid to rest. The funeral was largely attended by relatives and friends. Mr. Yanner was a brave soldier and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him.
    
CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 11/20/1974
Mrs. Daisy Zimmerman of Lanesville, passed away Friday morning at Harrison County Hospital. She was 82 years of age and a native of Dupont, Ind. Mrs. Zimmerman was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Lanesville. Her husband, Victor Zimmerman, preceded her in death in 1964. Survivors include a son, Joe Zimmerman, Corydon; two daughters, Mrs. Rita Baker and Mrs. Mary Alice Beach, both of Lanesville; one sister, Mrs. Pearl Flecker, Indianapolis; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Lanesville. Father Joseph Sheets officiated. Organist was Mrs. Annette Hess. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Corydon. Pallbearers were Trent and Don Baker, J. R. Kemp, Bart Zimmerman, John Rogers and Gene Baxley.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 03/25/1964
Victor J. Zimmerman, 71, died at 2:00 a.m. Friday at the Veteran’s Hospital in Louisville. He was a native of Pittsburg, the son of the late Frederick and Anna Rosenbarger Zimmerman. His father was born in Alsace-Lorraine. Vic came to Corydon in 1925 as one of the glass-blower co-owners of the Co-Operative Glass Company, which later became Glass Handcrafters, and later the Zimmerman Art Glass Company. He was manager of glass factories in Corydon from 1945 to 1956. He was a glass blower known throughout the country for his skill and artistry. He retired several years ago and the company is now operated by his son, Joseph Zimmerman, in cooperation with Gene Baxley. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He was a veteran of World War I, a member of Harrison Post American Legion, and Chef-de-Gare of The Forty and Eight of Jeffersonville. Other survivors besides his son, are the widow, Mrs. Daisy Earhart Zimmerman; two daughters, Mrs. Rita Baker of Lanesville and Mrs. Mary Alice Beach of Greenville; one sister, Mrs. Hazel Beach of San Fernando, Calif.; and nine grandchildren. The body was at the Gehlbach-Resch Funeral Home where the Rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ernest Strahl at 10:00 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Pallbearers were William P. Loechle, William LaGrand, Frank Bay, Walter H. Fried, Ronald Reising, and Gene Baxley. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery with military services at the grave by the American Legion.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 07/19/2000
Edwin Keith Adam, 74,
Clarksville, died Wednesday, July 12, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville. A native of Byrneville, born May 6, 1926, he was the son of the late John Francis and Celesta Frances Coomes Adam. He was a retired colonel in the US Army, president of the 15th Infantry 3rd Division Reserve Officers Association, curator of the 100th Division Museum in Louisville and a member of Faith community Church in New Albany. Survivors include his wife the former Deanna Hardin; a son, Ralph E. Adam of Daytona Beach, FL; three daughters, Terri C. McCrary and Cheri A. Atchley, both of Jeffersonville, and April L. Hamsley of Georgetown; a brother, Earnest Adam of New Salisbury; five sisters, Rosa A. DiNoto of Jeffersonville, Clara M. Griffin of Pamona; Kan., Flora F. Sprinkle of Marengo, and Annabelle Bruver and Helen F. Stockton, both of Clarksville; and six grandchildren. The funeral was Monday at Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey with burial in the Indiana Veteran Memorial Cemetery in Madison. The Revs. Kirk Hamsley, Larry Poe and Richard Poe officiated. The family suggests memorial gifts to the American Heart Association or the Faith Community Church Building Fund.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 06/05/1996
Geraldine Goldie (Jerry) Adam, 70,
Clarksville, died Friday at Norton Hospital in Louisville. She was the former Geraldine Goldie Hurst, a native of New Albany, the daughter of the late, Gerald Lee and Lula Swarens Hurst. She was a retired employee of the Jeffersonville Post Office. Survivors include two sons, James L. (J.L.) Quebbeman of Chicago and Douglas Hurst Quebbeman of Clarksville; a daughter, Ruth Ann Bush of New Albany; a brother, Charles Hurst of Crandall; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The funeral was yesterday at Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery in Crandall. The Rev. Larry Platt officiated. Sherry L. Binkley was organist. Pallbearers were Nicholas, Thomas and Michael Bush, Parrish Robertson, Al Escoto and Allen Swarens.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 06/22/1994
Mary F. Belviy, 80, Lanesville, died last Wednesday at her home. She was the former Mary Klerner, a native of
Floyd County and a member of St. Marks United Church of Christ in New Albany. Survivors include her husband, Clarence Belviy; two sons, Stephen Belviy of New Albany and Robert Belviy of Lanesville; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The funeral was Friday at Dieckmann Funeral Home in New Albany with burial in Lanesville Cemetery. The family suggests memorial gifts to the hospice of Southern Indiana.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 09/01/1971
Harry Byerly, 77, died at
2 p.m. Sunday at his residence, R. 1, Palmyra. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Irma Byerly; eight sons, Ray Byerly, Palmyra, William Byerly, New York, Marion Byerly, New Albany, Donald Byerly, Sacramento, Calif., John Byerly, Des Moines, Iowa, Marvin Byerly, Sumpter, S.C., Cecil Byerly, Mascutah, Ill., and Forrest Byerly, Clarksville; three daughters, Mrs. Bessie Osmola, N.J., Mrs. Opal Sears, and Mrs. June Miller, both of New Albany; two brothers, Pearl Byerly, Milltown and Frank Byerly, Central Barren; one sister, Mrs. Beatrice Hendron, Dale, Ind.; 31 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Love Funeral Home in Palmyra. Burial was in the Milltown Cemetery.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 02/24/1982
Mrs. Irma I. Byerly, 75, of
Palmyra, died on Tuesday, February 16 at Floyd County Memorial Hospital in New Albany. She was the former Irma Henriott, a native of Frenchtown. Survivors are eight sons, Ray Byerly of Palmyra, William Byerly of Basking, Ridge, N.J., Marion Byerly of New Albany, Donald Byerly of Sacramento, Calif., John Byerly of Des Moines, Iowa, Marvin Byerly of Sumter, S.C., Cecil Byerly of Fort Worth, Tex. and Forrest Byerly of Columbia, S.C.; three daughters, Mrs. Bessie Osmola of Wenonah, N.J., Mrs. Opal Sears of Edwardsville and Mrs. June Miller of New Albany; two brothers, Clyde Henriott of Ramsey and Wilbur Henriott of Delavan, Wisc.; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Heninger and Marjorie Henriott; both of Ramsey and Mrs. Lois Reise of Elkhorn, Wisc.; 31 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral was held on Friday at 2 p.m. at Love Funeral Home, Palmyra, with burial in Milltown Cemetery.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 04/14/1965
Claude C. Harbeson died at
11:00 p.m. Tuesday at his home near Corydon. He was 71 years of age and a retired farmer. Born in Harrison County, he was a son of the late Henry and Kathryn Snider Harbeson. He was a member of Pfrimmers Chapel E.U.B. Church. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday at Gehlbach-Resch Funeral Home and at 1:30 p.m. at Pfrimmers Chapel Church. Rev. Wilfred Smith will officiate. Burial will be in church cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Effie Harbeson; eight sons, Howard, Claud J. and Earl J. of Corydon; Charles Harbeson, Davenport, Iowa; Lamonie Harbeson, Elizabeth; Donald Harbeson, Georgetown; William Harbeson and Paul E. Harbeson, both of New Albany; two daughters, Mrs. Darlene Cunningham, New Albany, and Mrs. Thelma Lang, Corydon and one brother, Roy of Corydon.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 04/21/1965
Funeral services were held at
1:30 p.m. Friday at Pfrimmers Chapel Church for Claude Harbeson, who passed away Tuesday, April 13 at his home near Corydon. Rev. Wilford Smith officiated. Music was furnished by Mrs. Hilda Bruce, Mrs. Eunice Wiseman and Mrs. Wilman Kitterman, accompanied by Mrs. Charles Bruce. Burial was in the church  cemetery. Pallbearers were Dennis, Dallas, Roy Jr., Douglas, James and Ronald Harbeson.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 09/03/1975
Mrs. Effie V. Harbeson of Corydon passed away at
1:45 p.m. Thursday at the Floyd Memorial Hospital. She was 77 years of age and a member of Pfrimmers Chapel United Methodist Church. Survivors include eight sons, Paul Harbeson, New Albany, Howard and Claude Harbeson, both of Corydon, Charles Harbeson, Elizabeth, Donald Harbeson, Georgetown, William Harbeson, Louisville, and Earl Harbeson, Central Barren; two daughters, Mrs. Darlene Cunningham, New Albany and Mrs. Thelma Lang, Corydon; also 29 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Pfrimmer’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 12/17/1986
George D. Hieb of
Georgetown died Thursday at his home. He was 74. He was a native of Louisville and a retired fire inspector at Fort Knox, KY. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of Christ United Methodist Church and was a former member and founder of the Georgetown Volunteer Fire Dept. Survivors include his wife, the former Juanita Graves; a son, Dennis Hieb of Georgetown; a daughter, Georgia Hottell of Indianapolis; three brothers; William, Calvin and Gilbert Hieb of Louisville; and six grandchildren. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Gehlbach & Royse Georgetown Funeral Home. The Rev. Steven Kaetzel officiated. Burial was in Wolfe Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Scott and Todd Hottell, Kenneth and Dennis Hieb Jr., Anthony G. Scannell and Leroy Malone.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 05/07/1997
Juanita Hieb, 82,
Georgetown, died at 4:56 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the United Methodist Home in Franklin. She was a native of Bloomfield, born July 6, 1914. She was a retired employee of Naval Ordinance in Louisville and a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Georgetown. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Hieb. Survivors include a son, Dennis Hieb of Georgetown; a daughter, Georgia Hottell of Indianapolis; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The funeral was Saturday at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown with burial in Wolfe Cemetery. The family suggests memorial gifts to her church.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 05/30/2001
Lawrence J. Knasel, 59,
Leavenworth, died Thursday, May 24, at Norton Hospital in Louisville. He was a native of New Albany, a mason and a member of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church in Floyds Knobs. Survivors include his wife, the former Deborah L. Carrico; three sons, Don Knasel of Hickory, NC, John Knasel of Taylorsville, KY, and Ron Knasel of Floyds Knobs; two sisters, Nancy Stoner of Floyds Knobs and Mary Schulz of Louisville; and four grandchildren. The funeral was Monday at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Kraft Funeral Service in New Albany handled the arrangements.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 05/02/1984
Sam Ligari, 95, of Providence Retirement Home, New Albany, died Monday at Floyd County Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Sicily and a retired employee of Ford Motor Co. where he worked for 38 years. Survivors include four stepsons: George Courtney of Floyds Knobs, Thomas S. Courtney of Georgetown, W. Stanley Courtney of Lanesville and Joseph W. Courtney of New Albany; and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Everett Moore of Albany, Tenn. The funeral was held at 9 a.m. today at Holy Family Catholic Church, with burial in St. Mary Cemetery. Kraft Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 04/25/1984
Mary Eleanora Donahue Newton, 66, of Bradford, died Sunday morning at Floyd County Memorial Hospital, New Albany. She was a native of Loretta, KY, a housewife, a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Bradford, and St. Ann Altar Society. She is survived by her husband, Francis X. Newton; three sons: Anthony (Tony) Newton of New Salisbury, Thomas Wayne Newton of Palmyra, and Michael Newton of Floyds Knobs; seven daughters: Mrs. Helene Hart of Louisville, Mrs. Mary Francis Koetter of Borden, Mrs. Joan Dohoney of Ocala, Fla., Mrs. Rita Becht of Paoli, Mrs. Jane Wiseman of New Albany, Mrs. Kate Lasley of New Salisbury and Mrs. Carol Smith of Ramsey; a brother, Danny Donahue of Louisville; a sister, Alena Burba of New Haven, KY; 26 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Larry Newton. The rosary was prayed Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Love Funeral Home, Palmyra. The funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at St. Michael Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 04/18/1984
Clarence Petrey, 91, of Palmyra, died Sunday evening at Floyd County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Whitley County, KY and was a retired farmer and coal miner. He was a member of Palmyra Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, the former Hazel Hopkins; five daughters: Doris Howard of Louisville, Lucille Leonard of Cleveland, TN, Geraldine Iwan of Thayer, MO, Gwendolyn McGinnis of Dallas, and Mrs. Marvin (Juanita) Kiesler of Palmyra; a sister, Mrs. Eva Bird of Knoxville, TN; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today at Love Funeral Home, Palmyra. Burial will follow in Palmyra Cemetery.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 01/15/1908
Mrs. Gertrude M. Rochner, wife of Wm. Rochner, formerly of this place, died after a short illness at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Wolford, in New Albany, Monday. She was twenty-nine years old. She was a member of the Catholic church and the funeral took place yesterday in New Albany.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 03/02/1927
JOHN ROCHNER FORMER RESIDENT OF BRADFORD PASSES AWAY SUDDENLY AT DUMAS, ARKANSAS
John Rochner died quite suddenly at his home at Dumas, Arkansas, about two weeks ago. He was found dead in his bed on the morning of February 11, the exact time of his death being unknown. He was well and about the day before. Burial of the deceased was in Arkansas about 150 miles from Dumas. Mr. Rochner formerly resided in Bradford. He is survived by: his widow, one son and one daughter, August Rochner, and Mrs. George Roudenbush, of Georgetown. He also leaves four grandchildren, Charles and Ralph R. Roudenbush, Edna and Ozena Rochner, of Georgetown and many relatives and friends.
He is gone but not forgotten, Never shall his memory fade, Sweetest thoughts shall ever linger, Around the grave where he is laid. Daughter

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 12/17/1924
JOSEPH H. ROCHNER FORMER RESIDENT FATALLY INJURED IN LOUISVILLE WHILE CROSSING STREET – AGE SEVENTY SIX
Joseph H. Rochner, for many years a resident of Lanesville and Corydon, was injured last Wednesday night in Louisville when run down by an automobile and died from the injuries five hours later. The machine, which struck Mr. Rochner was driven by E.E. Richardson, Treasurer of the Querbacker Coffee Company, who said Mr. Rochner stepped from behind a parked car directly in the path of the automobile and it was impossible to stop until the front wheel had passed over Rochner and crushed his skull. He was taken to the city hospital but did not regain consciousness. The driver of the auto is charged with manslaughter. Mr. Rochner was seventy-six years old and a blacksmith. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John Manley, with whom he lived and a son, William H. Rochner, also of Louisville. Funeral services were held Saturday morning from the residence of the daughter and later from St. Peter’s Church and burial was in St. Louis Cemetery in Louisville.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 02/02/1921
Mrs. Mary Rochner, formerly of this county, died at her home in Louisville last Sunday night of heart trouble. The deceased was sixty-eight years of age and leaves besides her husband, Joe Rochner, a son, William Rochner and one daughter, Mrs. Anna Manley, all of Louisville. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning and burial was in St. Martin’s [St. Louis] Cemetery, Louisville.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 08/03/1927WILLIAM H. ROCHNER FORMER CORYDON BOY EXPIRED LAST SATURDAY MORNING – AGED FORTY-FIVE YEARS
William H. Rochner died at his home, 622 West Lawn Street, Louisville, at 2:20 o’clock last Saturday morning, following an illness of two months. Funeral services were held at 8:45 o’clock Monday morning at the family residence, and at nine o’clock at the Holy Cross Catholic Church, at Louisville. The burial was in the St. Louis Cemetery in that city. The deceased was forty-five years old. He formerly lived in Corydon with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rochner. He was married twice. His first wife, who died some years ago, was Miss Gertie Wolford, of Lanesville, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wolford. He leaves surviving him his widow, Mrs. Mary Rochner, and five children, two daughters, Miss Mary Shepherd Rochner, and Miss Helen Rochner; three sons, William, Millard and Paul Rochner, and one sister, Mrs. John Manley. Mr. Rochner was a fine man. He was a competent businessman and was prominently connected in Louisville. Sometime ago he had employment with the Louisville and Nashville Railway Company and was in line for promotion, but his health failed him and he was compelled to seek employment with less strain, and he had been with the Louisville Milling Company. The many friends of the deceased in this county will regret to learn of his death.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 04/08/1914Mrs. Barbara Schnell, wife of David Schnell, died last Friday night at her home in Lanesville, of pneumonia, aged forty-three years. Funeral services were held Monday morning at the Lanesville Catholic church, conducted by Rev. Father Peckscamp, priest of the parish, and the remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery nearby. The deceased was a devoted member of the Catholic church and was a good kind, Christian woman. She leaves surviving her a husband, four children, a mother, two brothers and two sisters.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 04/15/1914
Mrs. Barbara Schnell, wife of David Schnell died Friday night of pneumonia. She leaves surviving her a husband, one daughter and three sons. The remains were laid to rest Monday morning in the Catholic cemetery, the Rev. Peckscamp officiating at the funeral services.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 11/18/1931
Mrs. Anna M. Summers, wife of Edward Summers, died at her home on Woodrow Avenue, New Albany, last Thursday morning, November 12. Funeral services were held at nine o’clock Saturday morning at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in New Albany. Burial was in the church cemetery. She was a devout member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Summers was the daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. John Hubert and was born and reared near Lanesville. She was fifty-eight years of age. Surviving her are her husband, Edward Summers, and two daughters, Mrs. Lillian (Joe) Ott and Miss Margaret Summers, of New Albany; three brothers and two sisters, Joseph Hubert, Charles Hubert, of New Albany, and Amiel Hubert, of near Lanesville, Mrs. (Attie) Amadee Dropsey, of Corydon, and Mrs. (Clara) Louis Geswein, of Lanesville.

CORYDON REPUBLICAN OBITUARY – 11/19/1931
Mrs. Anna M. Summers, 58 years old, wife of Edward Summers, died at 5:15 o’clock last Thursday morning at her home in New Albany following a lingering illness. She formerly lived in Franklin Township, this county. Besides her husband, Mrs. Summers is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J.O. Ott and Miss Margaret Summers, both of New Albany; three brothers, Joseph, Amiel and Charles Hubert, all of Lanesville, and two sisters, Mrs. Louis Geswein, of Lanesville, and Mrs. Amadee Dropsey, of Corydon. Funeral services were held at 9 o’clock Saturday morning at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, New Albany, of which she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery.

CORYDON DEMOCRAT OBITUARY – 03/13/1991
James E. Tripure Sr., 80, New Albany, died Friday at Floyd Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Floyd County and a retired superintendent for the Floyd County Highway Dept. Survivors include his wife, the former Marguerite W. Hitner; three sons: Robert Tripure of Lexington, KY, James E. Jr. and William Tripure, both of Georgetown; three daughters: Nancy Rochner of Corydon, Phyllis Koerner of Lanesville and Dianne Beaven of Georgetown; 18 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. The funeral was Monday at 11 a.m. at Kraft Funeral Home in New Albany, with burial in Tunnel Hill Cemetery.



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