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Lloyd A. Wright, Jr., 70, Birdseye

Lloyd A. Wright, Jr., 70, Birdseye

Lloyd A. Wright, Jr., 70, Birdseye, passed away at 6:33 a.m. Monday, January 16, 2017, at his home in Birdseye. He was born May 5, 1946, in Perry County, Indiana to Lloyd A. Wright, Sr. and Eithel (Underhill) Wright. He was united in marriage to Pansy L. Kellems on June 26, 1965, in Cannelton, Indiana. […]

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Urban O. Blessinger, 81, Huntingburg

Urban O. Blessinger, 81, Huntingburg

Urban O. Blessinger, 81, Huntingburg, passed away at 12:50 a.m. Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville. He was born December 6, 1935, in Jasper to Edward and Veronica (Vogler) Blessinger and married Barbara J. Streicher on September 3, 1960, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. Mr. Blessinger was a past […]

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Jess F. Bailey, 95, Oakland City

Jess F. Bailey, 95, Oakland City

Jess F. Bailey, 95, Oakland City, passed away Friday, January 13, 2017, at the Northwood Good Samaritan Home in Jasper. He was born in Pike County on February 17, 1921, to Alva and Stella (Strode) Bailey. Jess graduated from Stendal High School and played on a sectional-winning basketball team.  He was a veteran of the […]

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Fr. Rupert Ostdick

Fr. Rupert Ostdick, 95, St. Meinrad

Fr. Rupert Ostdick, 95, a monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, died on January 14, 2017, at the monastery. He was a jubilarian of profession and priesthood, and a participant in the Rush Religious Study on Aging and Alzheimer’s. Fr. Rupert was born in Elgin, IL, on November 14, 1921, and was given the […]

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Alvin John Niehaus, 98, Saint Meinrad

Alvin John Niehaus, 98, Saint Meinrad

Alvin John Niehaus, 98, Saint Meinrad, passed away, Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. Alvin was born July 6, 1918, to Frank and Mary Elizabeth (Brockman) Niehaus in Siberia, Ind. He married Frances Rasche on August 9, 1947, in St. Ferdinand Church. She preceded him in death on June 8, […]

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Elmer F. Jochim, 91, Dale

Elmer F. Jochim, 91, Dale

Elmer F. Jochim, 91, Dale, passed away Friday, January 13, 2017, peacefully at home with his children present. He was born June 25, 1925, in Mariah Hill to Paul and Blanche (Bosler) Jochim.  Elmer was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Helen Werne, his sister, Alice Ackerman and brother, Rudy Jochim. Elmer […]

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Thomas J. Wegeng, Jr., 64, Jasper

Thomas J. Wegeng, Jr., 64, Jasper

Thomas J. Wegeng, Jr., 64, Jasper, formerly of Plainfield, passed away on Jan. 9, 2017. He was born on Aug. 25, 1952. in Kansas City, Mo., to the late Thomas J., Sr. and Geneva Stottle Wegeng.  He married Carrie Holdsworth on July 1, 2008; she survives. He was a 1970 graduate of Plainfield High School […]

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David “Davey” E. Wilz, 67, Jasper

David “Davey” E. Wilz, 67, Jasper

David “Davey” E. Wilz, 67, Jasper, passed away Wednesday morning, January 11, 2017, at his home. He was born February 12, 1949, in Huntingburg, Indiana to Hilbert P. and Alberta H. (Marks) Wilz. David was formerly employed for 12 years at the Jasper Novelty Plant #2 in Jasper and recently retired from Kimball Office’s 15th Street […]

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Joan C. Oeding, 76

Joan C. Oeding, 76, Jasper

Joan C. Oeding, 76, passed away at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, January 12, 2017, at her home. She was born in Jasper on November 26, 1940, to Anton F. and Theresa (Knust) Bockelman. She married Jerome Oeding on November 23, 1961, in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Joan was a graduate of Jasper High School Class of […]

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Ruby Fern Gramelspacher, 94, Jasper

Ruby Fern Gramelspacher, 94, Jasper

Ruby Fern Gramelspacher, 94, Jasper, peacefully passed away in her home at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, January 9, 2017. Ruby was born in Daviess County, Indiana on March 5, 1922, the fifth of 11 children, to Richard and Bertha Elizabeth (Cox) Huls. She married her high school sweetheart, John W. Gramelspacher after his return from […]

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Aimee Bolen 56, Dale

Aimee Bolen 56, Dale, died at her home on Sun. Jan. 8, 2017. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on Jan. 30, 1960 to Elmer and Jean Clement. She was a CNA at Willowdale Village. She is survived by her husband, Trafton Bolen; a daughter, Nichole Clement; a stepson, Mark Bole; stepdaughter, Tina Bolen; sister, […]

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Rita Marie Tucker, 88, Jaspe

Rita Marie Tucker, 88, Jasper

Rita Marie Tucker, 88, Jasper, passed away at 1:45 a.m. on Monday, January 9, 2017, at her home in Jasper. She was born in Fowler, Ind. on November 16, 1928, to August J. and Ernestine E (Pamperin) Gretencord. Her mother was originally from Green Bay, Wisc. and her father from Ottawa, Ill. Rita grew up […]

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James C. Himsel, 91, Jasper

James C. Himsel, 91, Jasper

James C. Himsel, 91, Jasper, passed away at 10:18 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2017, at his home. He was born in Haysville, Indiana on December 17, 1925, to Edward and Helene (Koenig) Himsel. He married Viola V. Recker on April 17, 1953. She preceded him in death on December 28, 2016. He was a World […]

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Clara E. "Edie" Merkley, 89, Portersville

Clara E. “Edie” Merkley, 89, Portersville

Clara E. “Edie” Merkley, 89, Portersville, passed away at 2:20 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at the Waters of Huntingburg. Clara was born in Perry County, Indiana on December 6, 1927, to Edward and Edna (Albin) Hartwick. She married Hubert Merkley on September 26, 1992, in Jasper, Indiana. Clara retired from Jasper Desk Company after 26 […]

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Gene R. LaGrange

Gene R. LaGrange, 78, Mariah Hill

Gene R. LaGrange, 78, Mariah Hill, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville. He was born in St. Meinrad on July 16, 1938, to Everett and Jeanette M. (Werne) LaGrange. He married Anna I. Dilger on Oct. 25, 1958, in Mary Help of Christians Church in Mariah Hill. Mr. LaGrange was […]

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Jerry D. Fesler, 78, Jasper

Jerry D. Fesler, 78, Jasper

Jerry D. Fesler, 78, Jasper, Indiana passed away at 11:37 p.m. Saturday, January 7, 2017, in Memorial Hospital & Health Care Center in Jasper. Surrounded by family and friends. He was born at Oolotic, Indiana on March 1, 1938, to Estel and Julia (Hatfield) Fesler. He married Donetta “Jean” Bollinger on September 4, 1981. Jerry […]

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