Janice Merder, 53, Jasper

MerderJanice R. Merder, 53,  of Jasper, passed away at 9:26 p.m., Wednesday (March 6, 2013) at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper.

She was born in Jasper, Indiana on April 11, 1959 to Bernard and Viola (Sermersheim) Steltenpohl. She married Mark Merder on July 3, 1982 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana.

Janice worked as a financial clerk for the Dubois County Health Department.

She was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper, IN. She was a graduate of the Jasper High School Class of 1977, and a graduate of the University of Evansville.

She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.

Husband, Mark Merder, Jasper, IN

One Daughter, Amanda Merder, Evansville, IN

One Son, Ross Merder and Fiancé Ashley Gossett, Indianapolis, IN

One Sister, Anne Racicot and husband Dan, Jasper, IN

Two Brothers, Kenneth Steltenpohl and wife Sarah, Jasper, IN, Martin Steltenpohl and wife Sonya, Jasper, IN

Preceding her in death are her parents Bernard and Viola Steltenpohl.

Funeral services for Janice Merder will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday (March 12, 2013) at Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper, IN, with entombment to follow in Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum.

Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., on Monday (March 11, 2013) at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. A Rosary service will be prayed at 1:45 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Precious Blood Catholic Church, the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center, or to a favorite charity.

Condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

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