Virlee B. Gehlhausen, 78, Huntingburg

Virlee B. Gehlhausen, 78, of Huntingburg, died Tuesday (June 12) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in St. Anthony August 13, 1939, to Anthony Sr. and Elizabeth (Englert) Braunecker. She married Eugene A. Gehlhausen June 20, 1959, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.

Virlee was a lifelong member of Divine Mercy Parish, Saint Anthony Church, and its Christian Mothers Sodality. She was a member of the St. Anthony Community Center, and the Ferdinand Community Center. She retired after 33 years at DMI Furniture in Huntingburg. She enjoyed cooking and baking and was an avid sports fan.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Eugene A. Gehlhausen; two daughters, Charlene Fleck and husband Robert and Cincy Bueltel, all of Huntingburg; one son, Verlyn Gehlhausen and wife Rita, Huntingburg; nine grandchildren, Audrey Shaw, Breanne Terwiske, Brett, Calvin and Nikki Bueltel, Brandon and Noah Gehlhausen, Kaci Gutgsell, and Megan Benningfield; 10 great-grandchildren; her step-mother, Carolyn Vogel-Braunecker; four sisters, Beatrice Recker and husband Dave, St. Anthony, Martha Miller, Jasper, Annette Schepers and husband Bob, Celestine, and Marlene King and husband Larry, Huntingburg; two brothers, Jerry (Sandy) Braunecker and wife Sandy, Haysville, and Kenny Braunecker and wife Marla, St. Anthony; one step-sister, Dollie Weikert and husband Dave, Jasper; and one step-brother, Larry Vogel, Jasper.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one son, Randy Gehlhausen, one sister, Betty Jean Waninger, three brothers, Anthony Jr., Donald, and Kevin Braunecker, and one step-brother, Roger Vogel.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand and from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Divine Mercy Parish, St. Anthony of Padua Church. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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