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    NIESE, Pauline Aug 31, 1920 – Aug 13, 2019

    Pauline M. Niese, age 98 of Batesville, died Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at St. Andrews Health Campus. Born August 31, 1920, in Franklin County, Indiana, she is the daughter of Rose (nee Lecher) and Bernard Koetter. She married Louis Niese May 14, 1941, at St. Anne’s Church in Hamburg and he preceded her in death August 27, 1980. Pauline worked in housekeeping for Hillenbrand Industries 15 years and for many years was a personal caregiver for area residents. She was a member of St. Louis Church and the Knights of St. John Ladies Auxiliary. Pauline liked to stay busy and with 10 kids that wasn’t difficult. She loved being outdoors…

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    Grinnan, Joanna

    Joanna Grinnan, age 54 of Osgood, Indiana, died Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Memorial service is Saturday, August 17, at 12 noon at Church on the Rock in Batesville. Memorials can be given to the church. www.meyersfuneralhomes.com

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    Bischoff, Rebecca

    Rebecca Jane Bischoff, 65 of Batesville, died August 10. Survived by daughters Jessica Reis and Shannon Bischoff, grandson Dyland Bonafair, sister Cara Heidlage and half-brother Jerry Barcus. Private services. www.meyersfuneralhomes.com

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    LEWIS O.S.F., Sr. Francis Ann May 31, 1925 – Aug 11, 2019

    Sister Francis Ann Lewis, age 94 of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Sunday, August 11, 2019, at the convent. Born Dorothy Ann Lewis on May 31, 1925, in Terre Haute, IN, she is the daughter of Mary (nee Farrell) and George Lewis, the fifth of ten children. Sister Francis Ann attended school in Terre Haute and never heard of the Oldenburg Franciscans until a visiting priest mentioned the order. Her mother always prayed that one of her children would enter religious life and, with the help of a priest, she was put in contact with two sisters from the convent and chose to enter the convent August…

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    BOUCHILLON, Harriet

    Harriet L. Bouchillon passed away at age 73 on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in El Cajon, California. Harriet was born March 24, 1946, to Howard and Sarah Cook and grew up in the small town of Sunman, Indiana. Harriet started singing in public at age 3 and continued into her 70s. In high school, she was valedictorian, played the oboe in band, was editor of the yearbook, was a cheerleader and was involved in 4-H and choir. Harriet received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Wheaton College in Illinois, where she participated in Women’s Glee and a traveling vocal quartet. In her 60s, she obtained a master’s degree in…

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    MILES O.S.F., Sr. Mary Ann Apr 29, 1927 – Aug 5, 2019

    Sr. Mary Ann Miles, formerly Sr. Hobart, age 92 of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Monday, August 5, 2019, at the convent. Born April 29, 1927, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she is the daughter of Mary (nee Young) and Hobart Miles, the firstborn of two daughters. Sr. Mary Ann met the Franciscan Sisters at St. Clement Parish in St. Bernard, Ohio, where she attended elementary school and began her passion for music. She later followed the Sisters to Our Lady of Angels High School in St. Bernard. At an early age she knew she would someday be joining the Sisters, although she never visited Oldenburg until her day…

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    HUMPHRIES JR., Raymond Jun 25, 1946 – Jul 31, 2019

    Raymond Humphries, 73, Batesville, passed away July 31 at St. Andrews. Survivors include daughters Catherine Livingston of Alaska and Ashley Walters of West Harrison, mother of his children Elizabeth Allen, sister Mary Mullins, both of Georgia, 4 grandchildren. For full obituary, go to lawscarrmoore.com

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    SHANE, Michael Oct 9, 1945 – Jul 29, 2019

    Michael C. Shane, age 73 of Connersville, died Monday, July 29, 2019, at University Hospital in Cincinnati. Born October 9, 1945, in Batesville, he is the son of Delores (nee Bruns) and Carl Shane. He never got to know his natural father, who was killed in World War II prior to Michael’s birth. His mother would remarry and he was raised by his stepfather Cletus “Poppy” Kellerman. He worked at the Ford factory in Connersville 32 years before retiring in 1999. He was very proud of his daughters. They spoke of how he liked sharing stories with them about his life adventures, had a wonderful sense of humor and was…

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    STREIT, O.S.F., Sr. Virginia Ann Nov 20, 1921 – Jul 28, 2019

    Sister Virginia Ann Streit, age 97, of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Sunday, July 28, 2019, at the convent, the day of her 80th Jubilee. Born November 20, 1921, in North Vernon, Indiana, she is the daughter of Anna Catherine (Ley) and Frank Streit, the fourth of six children. Sister Virginia Ann once shared, “At age 16, I was looking at a picture of the ‘Agony in the Garden’ which hung on a wall in our home. In the picture an angel was comforting Christ. I decided then that I wanted to help people by following Christ in religious life.” Following graduation from Immaculate Conception Academy in…

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    RUDOLF, Helena

    Helena J. Rudolf, 69, Beech Grove, passed away July 26, 2019, at St. Paul Hermitage surrounded by her family and friends. Helena was born February 10, 1950, in Beech Grove to the late Bernard L. and Frances (Nobbe) Rudolf. Helena was a graduate of Our Lady of Grace Academy in Beech Grove. After graduation, Helena worked for Indiana Bell as an administrative assistant for a number of years. Helena was a faithful member of Holy Name Catholic Church where she was very active in the Over 50’s group, the Altar Society, preparing mercy meals and several other ministries. Helena had a true passion for music, which led her to sing…

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    HEIDLAGE, Robert Jun 25, 1944 – Jul 25, 2019

    Robert C. Heidlage, age 75 of Batesville, passed away on July 25, 2019, at The Waters of Batesville. Bob was born to Carl and Barbara (nee Kerker) Heidlage on June 25, 1944, in Batesville, the eldest of three children. He married Carla Barcus September 19, 1970, in Greensburg, Indiana. Bob was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church and was a 1962 graduate of Batesville High School. Bob served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years during the Vietnam War and was a member of the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271. He was a Batesville City Policeman in the Early 1970’s. “Blacksnake,” as he was known while driving, drove a…

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    STIKER O.S.F., Sr. Justin Louise Apr 29, 1925 – Jul 23, 2019

    Sr. Justin Louise Stiker, age 94 of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at the convent. Born April 29, 1925, in Indianapolis, Indiana, she is the daughter of Louise (nee Mann) and Justin Stiker, the second of four children. “Let the little ones come to me” was the common thread woven throughout Sr. Justin Louise’s life. As a young student at Holy Name School in Beech Grove, Indiana, she met the Franciscans and Sr. Donald Fischesser made a lasting impression upon Justin Louise as her first grade teacher and she knew she wanted to be just like her and teach the little ones. Following…

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    FERGUSON, Audrey

    Audrey Louise (Leadbetter) Ferguson, 83, of Metamora, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. She was born March 9, 1936, in Peppertown, Indiana, the daughter of the late Fred and Lucille (Peters) Leadbetter. Audrey was a member of First Baptist Church of Laurel. She enjoyed quilting, traveling, feeding birds, and spending time with family with her chihuahua, Killer, laying in her lap. She was a quiet person, but enjoyed all the activities going on around her. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, George “Bill” Ferguson of Metamora and two daughters, Sherrie (Ray) Halpin of Metamora, and Sandy (Dennis) Dietz of Batesville. She is also survived by…

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    Quick, Iona

    Died July 21, 2019. Wife of the late John W. Quick III, mother of Tim Quick, Darlene Gilbreth, Judy Huber & John Quick III. Visitation and the funeral were July 24 at Meyers Funeral Home. www.meyersfuneralhomes.com

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    REYNOLDS, Gordon Jul 5, 1948 – Jul 21, 2019

    Gordon Reynolds Jr., 71, of Milan, died on Sunday, July 21, 2019, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. Gordon was born in Knott County, Kentucky, on July 5, 1948, to Gordon William and Melda Johnson Reynolds. He married Lorena Good on September 23, 1993, in Williamsburg, Kentucky. Gordon had been employed as a construction worker and attended Little Memory Old Regular Baptist church. Gordon loved gardening, spending time with his family, and listening to Blue Grass Music. In addition to his wife of twenty-five years, Gordon is survived by four children: Angela Bishop (Bob) of Sunman, Gordon Reynolds III of Morris, Mike Dee (Carina) of Aurora, and Susan Riehle (Chris) of…

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    SCHWEGMAN, Rick Jun 16, 1968 – Jul 19, 2019

    Rick C. Schwegman, age 51 of St Mary’s, Indiana, passed away on July 19, 2019, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati following a brief but serious illness. Born to Wilfred (Shorty) and Linda (Bischoff) Schwegman on June 16, 1968, in Batesville, Rick was the third of four close-knit sons who grew up near St. Mary’s where the Schwegman’s have farmed for generations. Part of the family’s heritage is a steadfast loyalty to the International Harvester brand, and Rick did his part to uphold that tradition. Rick was a fourth generation member of St. Mary’s of the Rock Catholic Church in Franklin County and was a 1986 graduate of Batesville High School.…

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    GOBLE, Edward May 17, 1938 – Jul 15, 2019

    Edward E. Goble, age 81 of Batesville, died Monday, July 15, 2019, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus. Born May 17, 1938, in Aurora, Indiana, he is the son of Elizabeth (nee Resing) and Bernard Goble. He married Clara Fledderman May 3, 1958, at St. Louis Church. After serving in the Army, he became an insurance broker as well as doing some teaching and serving as an insurance consultant for the Indiana Department of Insurance. He was a member of St. Louis Church, the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271 and the Batesville Knights of Columbus Council #1461. Ed had three passions. First was his family. A devout…

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    ECKERLE, Barbara

    Barbara Ann Eckerle, 77, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. She was born February 6, 1942 in Batesville, Indiana, daughter of the late Carl and Eleanor (Riehle) Meyer. Barbara was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church. She enjoyed garage sales, baking, cooking and crafts. She loved to sew, play cards, do puzzles and read. She often had a booth at the festival. She is survived by her loving husband, Marty Eckerle of Lawrenceburg, IN; 2 sons, Michael (Melissa) Eckerle of Greendale, IN, Mark (Susan) Eckerle of Solsberry, IN; daughter, Renee (Daryl) Caldwell of Bright, IN; brother, Paul (Rida) Meyer of Milan, IN; sister-in-law, Clara…

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    THAYER, Mary

    Mary C. Kamman Thayer, 94, Osgood, passed away Friday, July 12, at Ripley Crossing, Milan. Survivors include one son Greg (Yolanda) Thayer, Osgood; and one daughter Kaye (Steve) Callen, Milan. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Versailles Baptist Church with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. For full obituary go to skfuneralhome.com.

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    HANNEBAUM, Philip Aug 9, 1951 – Jul 9, 2019

    Philip E. Hannebaum, age 67 of Batesville, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus. Born August 9, 1951, in Batesville, he is the son of Dorothy (nee Zimmerman) and Virgil Hannebaum. He worked 45 years at Batesville Casket Company in the plating department and served in the National Guard. He is survived by his sister Martha Rose of Bowling Green, Kentucky; brothers Charlie Hannebaum of Batesville, Tim Hannebaum of Metamora; daughter Shelia as well as nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his sister Rita Hannebaum. Visitation will be Saturday, July 13, from 9-10:30 a.m.…

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    BOWERS, Anna Apr 4, 1932 – Jun 22, 2019

    Anna Lou (Kessler) Bowers, 87, of Lexington, Tennessee, formerly of Milan, Indiana, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019, in Lexington, Tennessee. She was born April 4, 1932, in Decatur County, Indiana, daughter of the late Martin Kessler and Alma (Walton) Kessler. Anna was an owner/operator for Annabelle’s Treasures Flower Shop. She drove a school bus for Milan schools for 12 years. Friends will be received Saturday, July 20, 2019, 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. at the Hope Baptist Church, 15593 U.S. 50, Dillsboro, Indiana. Services will be held at the church at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Tom Holt officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Moores Hill, Indiana. Contributions…

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    BLANK O.S.F., Sr. Sharon Marie Aug 1, 1946 – Jul 5, 2019

    Sister Sharon Marie Blank, age 72 of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Friday, July 5, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. Born August 1, 1946, in Louisville, Kentucky, she is the daughter of Viola (nee Hillebrand) and Harold Blank. She was the second of three children. Sister Sharon Marie taught at the Immaculate Conception in Old Monroe, Missouri; St. Wendel in Wadesville, Indiana; and Our Lady of Perpetual Help in New Albany, Indiana, serving as principal and organist at the latter two. In 2000 she moved to Mother of Sorrows in Louisville, Kentucky, where she served as principal and in 2006 she relocated to St.…

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    PALMER, Paul Sep 17, 1929 – Jul 5, 2019

    Paul Richard Palmer passed away peacefully in Batesville on Friday, July 5, 2019. The son of Raymond and Lucille (nee Folk) Palmer was born on September 17, 1929, in Rushville, Ohio. He was 89 years old. Paul was a 1947 graduate of Western Hills High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War era. Paul was owner and operator of Golden Rule Electric located on Elm Street in Cincinnati. He sold out to Brand Service Center and retired soon after at 56 years old. He loved to golf with his wife Margaret at Hillcrest Country Club in Batesville and his golf handicap was…

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    KONRADI, Kenneth Feb 9, 1946 – Jul 1, 2019

    Kenneth Robert Konradi passed away peacefully at his home in Batesville on Monday, July 1, 2019. The son of Herman and Ruby (nee Hoff) Konradi was born on February 9, 1946, in Milan. He was 73 years old. Kenneth was a 1965 Sunman High School graduate and he was owner and operator of Konradi Insurance since 1970. He also worked in real estate. Kenneth was a former volunteer fireman in Sunman. He really liked farming more than anything. He liked to drive his tractors, ride his quad runners. He was a member of the Batesville Kiwanis, and was a founding member of the Jaycees in Sunman. Kenneth was a former…

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    FREY, Patrick Jun 2, 1957 – Jun 27, 2019

    Patrick A. Frey, age 62 of Fairland, Indiana, died Thursday, June 27, 2019, at the St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville. Born June 2, 1957, in Batesville, he is the son of Catherine (nee Moster) and Paul Frey. Patrick had a passion for teaching math. He was a lecturer at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at IUPUI in Indianapolis. Some of his favorite pastimes were playing cards and shopping to find a great Menard’s store bargain. He always had a trinket that he found there to give to his nieces and nephews. Patrick enjoyed flying and had achieved getting his pilot’s license. Most of all, Patrick enjoyed spending time with…

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    Nordmeyer, Clifford

    Clifford “Kip” Nordmeyer Sr., 79, husband of Gerry Nordmeyer, died June 22. Visitation is Wednesday, June 26, 4-7 p.m., Meyers Funeral Home, and funeral Thursday, June 27, 10 a.m., St. Anthony, Morris. Full obit at www.meyers funeralhomes.com

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    BUCK, Thomas Sep 26, 1952 – Jun 17, 2019

    Thomas Paul Buck enjoyed life to the fullest. He was named after his Uncle Paul – who was accidentally killed on his ship coming home from the war. His parents, Merelyn and John Buck, were extremely proud of their son and supported his endeavors. His younger days were spent doing active things – especially sports. Little League baseball was a summer calling for him. In junior high and high school, basketball took the number one spot for his attention. Tom could light up the basketball court and ignite the energy in the gym. He did whatever it took to make his teammates better and to secure a school victory. Those…

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    HEGWOOD, John

    John Wesley Hegwood, 80, Greenwood, Indiana, passed away June 17, 2019. He was born February 16, 1939, in Scottsburg, Indiana, to the late Cletis and Hattie (Doughty) Hegwood. He is survived by his loving wife Gayla; sister Judy (Pete) Doyle and his brother Bill (Diane) Hegwood; his son Mike (Kelly) Hegwood and daughter Jill (Dale) Meyer; his grandchildren Anne (Cole) Pratt, Daniel Fullenkamp, Jack Hegwood, Grace Hegwood, Michael Hegwood and Will Hegwood; and his great-grandchildren Brennan Kerker, Payton Fullenkamp, Jones Pratt and Charlie Pratt. John graduated from Batesville High School in 1957 and Purdue University with a B.S. degree in 1962. He later attended Xavier University to complete his M.B.A…

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    Browder, Carolyn 'Connie'

    85, of Greensburg, formerly of Batesville, passed away June 10, 2019. Visitation: Friday 4-8pm with funeral service 1pm Saturday, all at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville. Burial in Batesville Methodist Church Cemetery. Full obituary at www. meyersfuneralhomes.com

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    BAECHLE SR., Donald Apr 28, 1931 – Jun 6, 2019

    Donald J. Baechle Sr., age 88 of Bradenton, Florida, and formerly of Batesville, died Thursday, June 6, 2019, at his home. Born April 28, 1931, in Sunman, Indiana, he is the son of Ada (nee Herzog) and Charles Baechle. He married Darlene Siebert June 25, 1955, at St. Louis Church. Don went to work for Hillenbrand Industries while in high school. Just before turning 20, he was drafted into the Navy, serving three years during the Korean War. After being discharged he went back to work at Hillenbrand Industries, where he would retire after 34 years. Don was a member of St. Louis Church and the Prell-Bland American Legion Post…

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    LAUGLE, Billie Nov 19, 1930 – Jun 5, 2019

    Billie Laugle, age 88 of Batesville, died Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at her residence. Born November 19, 1930, in Batesville, she is the daughter of Loretta (nee Mollaun) and Herman Moorman. She married Neal Laugle March 31, 1951, at St. Louis Church and he preceded her in death March 9, 2012. She was a member of St. Louis Church and the Prell-Bland American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Billie was a homemaker and spent most of her life volunteering at St. Louis School, Oldenburg Academy and the Srs. of St. Francis Convent. The family shared that she’s never had a driver’s license. As the kids turned sixteen, they became mom’s chauffeur so,…

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    HILLENBRAND, Ray Aug 28, 1934 – May 31, 2019

    On May 31, the world lost a remarkable man. Ray Hillenbrand peacefully passed away in Rochester, Minnesota, from a progressive lung disease, surrounded by his family and close friends. He was an exemplary son and husband, an extraordinary father and grandfather, and was deeply devoted to his parents, wife, children and grandchildren. He committed himself to making his community a better place, wherever he lived, with his ultimate goal to make Rapid City the most caring city of its size in the United States. Through his selfless determination and vision, he was able to see the best and bring out the potential in people and places. He was passionate about…

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    Hortemiller, Bob

    Bob Hortemiller, 65, Batesville, died Thursday, June 6, 2019. He was the husband of Betty Hortemiller. Visitation is Monday, June 10, from 4-7 p.m., and the funeral is Tuesday, June 11, at 10 a.m. at Meyers Funeral Home.

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    BECK, Gordon

    Gordon Paul Beck passed away peacefully in his sleep with family by his side on June 4, 2019, in Rushville, Indiana. He was born in Mount Summit, Indiana, to William Joel and Ruberta (Peed) Beck, but later in 1939 moved, lived and resided in Speedway, Indiana. After graduating high school in Speedway, he attended Butler University in 1948 and transferred to Ball State University, where he studied music education and graduated in 1954. He obtained a master’s degree from Indiana State University, where he was a music education graduate in 1956. While at Ball State University, he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity and in the musical fraternity Phi…

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    TEAL, Sandra Aug 20, 1977 – May 24, 2019

    Sandra “Sandy” Teal, age 41 of Campton, Kentucky, died peacefully Friday, May 24, 2019, at her cabin home. Born August 20, 1977, in Batesville, Indiana, she was the daughter of Robert and Jane Fussner. She was a sister to Debbie Miller, Doug Fussner, Cindy Fussner and Beth Weingart. She married Ian Teal on November 1, 2008. Sandy grew up on the Fussner family farm in St. Peter, Indiana. During Sandy’s youth she attended St. Michael Catholic School and participated in basketball and 4-H. Sandy graduated from the Immaculate Conception Academy, then Indiana State University with a degree in dietetics. Sandy, a diabetic counselor, bettered the diets of many Hoosiers before…

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    TEBBE, Louis Mar 21, 1924 – May 23, 2019

    Louis E. Tebbe, age 95 of Batesville, died Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Ripley Crossing. Born March 21, 1924, in Franklin County, Indiana, he is the son of Anna (nee Dickman) and William Tebbe. He married Sylvia Krieger October 9, 1948, at St. Martin’s Church in Yorkville, Indiana, and she preceded him in death December 1, 2003. Louie farmed for over 60 years before retiring in 1992. He was a good businessman and proud that he treated everyone fairly in his business dealings. A member of St. Louis Church, his faith was important. He supported the church and its functions throughout his lifetime. When Louie retired and moved to town,…

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    DALL SR., Anthony Mar 28, 1931 – May 13, 2019

    Anthony R. Dall Sr., age 87 of Morris, died Monday, May 13, 2019, at his home. Born March 28, 1931, in New Alsace, Indiana, he is the son of Frieda (nee Witt) and Bernard Dall. He married Joanna Pelzer January 15, 1955, at St. Jerome’s Church in Cincinnati. Tony served in the Army during the Korean War, earning two Bronze Service Stars. Following the service he would work at National Lead 17 years. He then worked a couple of years at Schmidt Bakery decorating cakes and a couple of years at Delta Faucet before starting Dall’s Service, repairing appliances for 20 years. The family mentioned that he’d been in half…

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    Ellinghausen, Charlene "Minnie"

    Charlene “Minnie” Diane Ellinghausen, of Sunman, was born on December 1, 1942, in Milan to Raymond and Edna (Hoff) Lattire. She married her husband Don, and raised 2 children. Charlene worked at ETC for 30 years, drove a school bus for Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools for 15 years, and taught preschool at Kreative Kids Learning. Charlene loved being with her grandkids, doing crafts, bowling, and traveling all over the country, coast to coast, to watch all of her children and grandchildren play in their sporting events. She always travelled by land and never by plane. Charlene also enjoyed her spring breaks every year. They travelled to Florida and went to all…

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    ABPLANALP, Al

    Al Abplanalp passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019. He was 90 years old and a lifelong resident of St. Leon. Al was proud to serve in the Air Force and is a veteran of the Korean conflict. While in the Air Force he lived in several different countries and worked as a mechanic on the B-36 bomber. He was married to the love of his life, Dorothy, for 48 years whom he met at a dance in Elizabethtown. They continued their love for dancing by attending many of the local dances throughout their marriage. Al also loved to play euchre and work on his farm. You could often find him…