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    Donald Martin

    Donald Martin St. Wendel Donald F. Martin, 82, of Haubstadt, IN, passed away at North River Health Campus in Evansville, IN on January 23, 2020. He was born to the late Wendel and Marie (Voelker) Martin on June 6, 1937 in St. Wendel, IN. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Haubstadt and the Knights of St. John. He was a dairy farmer all his life. He was the former Director of Federal Land Bank, former Director of the Production Credit Association, and a member of the ASC…

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    Peggy Bruce

    Peggy Bruce Oakland City Peggy A. Bruce, 81, of Oakland City, IN, passed away at Deaconess Heart Hospital in Newburgh, IN on January 20, 2020. She was born to the late Clifford and Nina (White) Blackard on August 20, 1938 in Fort Branch, IN. She was a member of the Eastern Star of Oakland City and of the Presbyterian faith. She graduated from Deaconess Nurses Training Program in 1959 and retired from Wirth Hospital in 2000 as a Registered Nurse. Besides her parents, she is preceded in death b…

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    Juanita Dunkel

    Juanita Dunkel Fort Branch Juanita A. Dunkel, 89, of Fort Branch passed away on January 4, 2020 at The Waters in Princeton, IN.  She was born in Princeton IN on April 19, 1930  to the late Bryan and Mary (Jennings) Wirth who proceed her as well as her husband of 67 years, George A. Dunkel on November 25 2018 and her son Peter B. Dunkel on October 31, 2015. Juanita was a former Clerk Treasurer of The Town of Fort Branch, and worked at many clerical positions in her career.  &nbs…

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    Phyllis Baumgart

    Phyllis Baumgart Haubstadt Phyllis A. Baumgart, 76, of Haubstadt, IN, passed away on January 2, 2020 at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, IN. She was born to the late John and Lola (Wernke) Klueg on April 7, 1943 in Hornville, IN. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. She was also a member of the National Barrel Horse Association Indiana 05. She was a factory worker for Moll Tool and retired from PPG in Evansville. Phyllis enjoyed several hobbies including several b…

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    JoAnn DeLong

    JoAnn DeLong Fort Branch JoAnn L. DeLong, 75, of Fort Branch, IN, passed away at her home on December 12, 2019. She was born to the late Charles and Margaret (Lannert) Fisher on October 19, 1944 in Evansville, IN. JoAnn belonged to the New Hope Nazarene Church in Fort Branch. She owned and operated Kitty Cat Corner Daycare in Haubstadt, IN for about 20 years taking care of many children throughout the years. She is preceded in death by her husband Raymond DeLong on October 22, 2019. JoAnn is …

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    Dorothy Kramer

    Dorothy Kramer Fort Branch Dorothy I. Kramer, 84, of Fort Branch IN passed away on December 8, 2019 at the Linda White Hospice Center in Evansville IN.  Dot was born on April 18, 1935 in Fort Branch to the late Henry and Emmaline (Gieselman) Smith. She is also preceded in death by her first husband, Bernard Kramer, her son Stu Kramer, sisters Clara Woehler, Bess Emge and brother Clarence Smith.  Dot was retired from the Admitting Office after 35 years and Loved her flowers and garde…

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    Barbara Hall

    Barbara Hall Barbara J. Hall, 71, of Owensville passed away on December 8, 2019 at Good Samaritan Home in Oakland City.  She was born on March 24, 1948 in Evansville IN to the late Herman and Marjorie (Penner) Wright. She was a homemaker, housewife and Mother. She liked to cook, liked her flowers and liked her gardening and liked to refinish antique furniture. She is survived by her husband, Robert H. Hall, Owensville and a son Darren (Lori) McClellan, Owensville. 5 brothers and 4 sister…

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    Tommy Lewis, Sr.

    Tommy Lewis, Sr. Fort Branch Tommy Ray Lewis, Sr., 80, of Fort Branch, IN, passed away at his home on December 7, 2019. He was born to the late Millard Lewis and Dorothy (Gilmore) Neidlinger on September 6, 1939 in Princeton, IN. Tommy was a member of the Fort Branch First United Methodist Church and of VFW post #2714. He served in the U.S. Navy where is served on the USS Midway. He also owned and operated a barber shop in Fort Branch for many years. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 ye…

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    Barbara Racine

    Barbara Racine Owensville Barbara S. Racine, 83, of Owensville IN passed away on November 26, 2019 at the Linda White Hospice Center in Evansville.  She was born on September 21, 1936 in Evansville IN to the late Donald Dougan and Golden (Workman) Dougan.  Barbara is also preceded in death by her husband, Max Racine on Jan. 4, 1982 and a Brother Larry Dougan.  She is survived by her children Max (Amy Phillips) Racine, Fort Branch and Cindy Koch, Owensville. Brother Donny Ray Do…

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    Myrtle Martin

    Myrtle Martin Owensville Myrtle L. Martin, 87, of Owensville, IN, passed away at her home surrounded by family on November 23, 2019. She was born to the late Robert Ed and Myrtle Edna (Reid) Buck on May 8, 1932 in Beaver Dam, KY. Myrtle retired from AMAX Coal Company as an underground coal miner. She was a member of the Easter Star, loved Jesus, and was a member of Dayspring Community Church in Owensville.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Otis L. Martin, a c…

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    Robert Schmitt

    Robert Schmitt Haubstadt Robert E. Schmitt, 79, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Deaconess Gateway in Newburgh IN surrounded by his family.  Bob was born in Poseyville IN on October 10, 1940 to the late Edwin and Marjorie (Reibel) Schmitt. He is also preceded in death by his sister Patricia Elpers.  He was a founder of the girls Softball League in Haubstadt, on the Board of the Haubstadt Little League where he was a large influence in the day to day operations and decisio…

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    Douglas Dilbeck

    Douglas Dilbeck Doug L. Dilbeck, 59, of Haubstadt, IN, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 at his residence.  He was born on Feb. 21, 1960 in Plant City, FL to the Late William Abe Dilbeck Jr. and his mother Effie (Orange) Dilbeck who survives him. Doug had worked as a Hotel Clerk and bookkeeper.  He was a member of the Fort Branch First United Methodist Church.  Doug graduated from Gibson Southern High School in 1978 and had attended IU right after high school.  Doug lov…

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    Raymond DeLong

    Raymond DeLong Fort Branch    Raymond E. DeLong, 73, of Fort Branch, IN, passed away peacefully at his home.  He was born on April 27, 1946 in Missouri to the late William E. And Dorothy Mae (Clifton) DeLong.    Ray was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Fort Branch VFW Post #2714.    Besides his parents, Ray is also preceded in death by his first wife Sheri (Pleiss) DeLong.    He is survived by his wife, JoAnn DeLong of Fort Branch, IN…

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    Mary Ziliak

    Mary Ziliak Haubstadt Mary Ellen Ziliak, 87, of Haubstadt, IN, passed away peacefully with her family at her side, on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 at North River Health Campus. She was born in Haubstadt, on December 28, 1931 to the late Frank and Marie (Woehler) Hirsch.     She was a homemaker and mother to eleven children.  She was a member of Saint James Catholic Church.  She was a member of the Altar Society, Saint Vincent De Paul, Daughters of Isabella, the Oblates of Sa…

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    Dorothy Knapp

    Dorothy Knapp Haubstadt Dorothy stepped over into heaven on September 10, 2019. Dorothy was born to Michael P. and Julia Marie (Naas) Kiesel on October 15, 1928 in Fort Branch, Indiana. Her faith in God led her in life and in her peaceful transition to the next life. Dorothy took great pleasure in life, always smiling, always happy, always ready for the next adventure. She loved to travel, see new places and meet new people. Dorothy loved music and to sing as she worked. Lyrics were never a c…

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    Janet Kramer

    Janet Kramer Fort Branch, Indiana Janet D. Kramer, 84, of Fort Branch, Indiana, passed away at Solarbron Family-first Senior Living in Evansville, Indiana on September 3, 2019. She was born to the late Earl and Loretta (Brown) McGregor on May 16, 1935. She was a member of the Fort Branch VFW #2714 Women’s Auxiliary. Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, John H. Kramer; a daughter, Delores Ann Kramer; and son, Jay Kramer. She is survived by her 2 children, Joy (Jeff) Ba…

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    Kenneth Silkey

    Kenneth Silkey Dale, Indiana Kenneth Silkey, 91, of Dale, Indiana formerly of Evansville, Indiana, passed away at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana on September 2, 2019. He was born to the late Courtland and Maxine (Redman) Silkey on July 27, 1928 in Fort Branch, Indiana. Kenneth was a Boilermaker for the Local 374 Boilermaker’s Union and also served in the U.S. Army. He was also a member of the Charolais Cattle Association for 40 years. Besides his parents, he is preceded …

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    Kenneth Schmits

    Kenneth Schmits Fort Branch               Kenneth P. Schmits, 77, of Fort Branch, IN, passed away on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, IN.  He was born on July 14, 1942 in Princeton, IN to the late Jesse and Florence (Pugh) Schmits.    Kenneth was retired from Whirlpool Corporation in Evansville, IN after 39 years of service.  He was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Fort…

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    Wendy Cordray

    Wendy Cordray Fort Branch Wendy Lynn Cordray entered this world on December 10, 1967, as the first-born to Ellen C. (Street) Asa and Jim Cordray.  She went to be with the God whom she loved on August 28, 2019.  Born with Down Syndrome,  she nevertheless had a love and zest for life.   She competed successfully in Special Olympics, learned to play the piano, did martial arts, and worked at the Senior Citizen’s Center and public library.  She had a wry humor and sh…

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    Jeanne Vieke

    Jeanne Vieke Fort Branch, IN      Jeanne A. Vieke, 80, of Fort Branch, IN, passed away peacefully at her home on August 25, 2019.  She was born on February 26, 1939 in Olney, IL to the late James and Agnes (Scully) Wilson.      Jeanne was a registered nurse, having worked at Weber Clinic in Olney, IL, Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, IN, Wirth Hospital in Oakland City, IN and finally retiring as school nurse at the South Gibson school Corporation a…

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    Doris Elpers

    Doris Elpers Fort Branch Doris (McCleary) Elpers passed away 8/13/2019 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Evansville, IN. She was born on January 9, 1925 to the late Walter and Effie (Wilson) McCleary in Elberfeld, IN. Doris graduated from Elberfeld High School in 1943 and attended Deaconess School of Nursing. Doris married Robert H. Elpers in Fort Myers, Florida on February 24, 1945. Doris and Bob were founding members of Holy Cross Catholic Church and received the 2014 Simon Brute Award. Doris wa…

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    Laura Dean

    Laura Dean Princeton, Indiana    Laura Dean, 68, of Princeton, IN, passed away at the Waters of Princeton, IN on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019.  She was born on Nov. 26, 1950 in Harlan County, KY to the late Frank and Mary (Tester) Dean.    Besides her parents, she is also preceded in death by her sister, Nona Dean.    Laura loved the lord and always had a smile on her face.       Laura is survived by a brother John L. Dean of Petersburg, I…

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    Deloris Bauer

    Deloris Bauer Deloris A. Bauer, 85, of Fort Branch, IN, passed away at The Waters of Princeton on August 7, 2019. She was born to the late Herdis and Ollie (Kincheloe) Hames on October 21, 1933 in New Harmony, Indiana. Deloris was a homemaker and lived most of her adult life in Fort Branch, IN. She is preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Bauer, daughter, Glenda Bauer; sisters, Pauline Moore, Wanda Clodfelter and Janice Bell.  She is survived by several nieces and nephews to whom she w…

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    Jay Whitehead

    Jay Whitehead Haubstadt Jay D. Whitehead, 58, of Haubstadt, IN, passed away at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, IN on August 5, 2019. He was born to Jerry and Donna (Turpin) Whitehead on February 27, 1961 in Evansville, IN.Jay was an Indirect Lending Business Development Officer for Heritage Federal Credit Union in Newburgh, IN. Despite being a graduate of Princeton Community High School, he was a dedicated Gibson Southern Titan supporter. He was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed playing …