Josepha F. Sitzman, 91, Siberia

Josepha F. Sitzman, 91, of Siberia, died Thursday, May 16, at Memorial Hospital in Jasper. She was born in St. MeinradĀ  September 13, 1927, to Joseph and Hedwig (Moog) Wiederkehr. She married Daniel Sitzman May 6, 1950, at St. Meinrad Archabbey Church. He died April 10, 2009.

Josepha was a member of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Siberia. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by four daughters, Betty Durcholz and husband James, Ferdinand, Dolores Eckert, Jasper, and friend Mike Wilson, Evansville, Patty Messmer, Jasper, and Norma Riesenbeck and husband Kevin, Velpen; one son, David Sitzman and wife Laura, Siberia; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Joe Wiederkehr, St. Meinrad.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Jeanna Durcholz , Madison Sitzman and Nick Knies, three sisters, Agatha Fette, Mary Miller, and Anna Vaal, and one brother, Francis Wiederkehr.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday (Central Time) and from 7-9:30 a.m. Monday (Central Time) at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Monday (Central Time) at St. Martin of Tours Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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