Richard S. Vonderheide, 79, Jasper

Richard VonderheideRichard S. Vonderheide, 79, of Jasper, died Monday (November 2) at Evansville Select Hospital. He was born in Celestine April 15, 1936, to Clarence and Marie (Schuble) Vonderheide. He married Rachel Hedrick May 4, 1957, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. She died April 18, 2004.

Rich retired from Jasper Engines where he worked for over 40 years. He was a member of the Jasper Moose Lodge and Jasper Outdoor Recreation. He enjoyed camping, fishing with his grandson, and traveling.

He is survived by one son, Stanley Vonderheide and companion Joyce Mehringer Siddons; two grandchildren, Branden and Samantha; and one sister, Evelyn Fischer and husband Edwin, Jasper.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by one brother, Pete Vonderheide, and one sister, Marilyn Albertson.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and one hour before services at church. Memorial contributions may be made to Jasper Humane Society. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Christian Church of Jasper with burial following in Enlow Jasper City Cemetery. Rev. Darrell Land will officiate.

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