Arnold Lee Mehringer, 82, Jasper

Arnold Lee Mehringer, 82, of Jasper, died Monday (April 2) at Cathedral Health in Jasper. He was born in Jasper March 13, 1936, to William and Ottilia (Stenftenagel) Mehringer. He married Betty Ann Smith January 28, 1956, at St. Celestine Catholic Church in Celestine.

Arnold retired as a lineman for Jasper Municipal Utilities Electric Department after 38 years of service. He also bartended part time at the Chicken Place in Ireland for over 23 years. He was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church and Jasper Outdoor Recreation. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, picking pecans, cooking, quilting, and coloring.   He was an avid Cincinnati Reds baseball and Indiana University basketball fan.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Ann Mehringer; three daughters, Sandy Mehringer Johnson, Ripley, West Virginia, and Joyce Mehringer Siddons and Jill Mehringer Kress and husband Nick, all of Jasper; three sons, Wayne Mehringer; Ripley, West Virginia, Stan Mehringer and wife Karen, Dubois, and Brett Mehringer and fiancé Stacy Werner, Velpen; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister; Betty Ann Lechner and husband Thomas, Jasper; and sister-in-law Rosie Mehringer, Jasper.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Linus and Orville Mehringer.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. The Precious Blood parish will pray a rosary at 1:45 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Precious Blood Church, Dubois County Humane Society, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Precious Blood Church with entombment following in the Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum.

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