Dora H. Bickwermert, 96, Jasper

Dora H. Bickwermert, 96, of Jasper, died Tuesday, September 10, at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Ireland June 15, 1923, to Leo B. and Cecelia (Hopf) Schuler. She married Alva Bickwermert May 1, 1945, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland. He died June 19, 1983.

Dora was a housekeeper for many years in Jasper (one might remember her cleaning the halls of the Metzger building) and a cook at Beck’s Restaurant. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper and its St. Anne’s Society and a past member of the VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed doing crafts, crocheting, and cooking, and was known for her apple dumplings and ribble soup.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Waters and companion Ernest Goodman,and Rose Austin and husband Joe, all of Portersville; one grandson; and three sisters, Leola Heeke, Dubois, Arlene Sermermersheim, Jasper, and Julie Persohn-Kunkler and husband Kenneth, St. Anthony.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one daughter,  Judith Ann Bickwermert, who died in infancy; two sons, Alva Bickwermert Jr, who died in infancy, and Charles Bickwermert; one son-in-law, Allen Waters, two sisters, Venita Fleck and Lou Anna Schuler, and four brothers, Ivo, Remus, Lloyd, and Thomas Schuler.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church. Memorial contributions can be made to the Dubois County Humane Society or to the wishes of the family. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Friday at the church followed by burial in St. Mary Cemetery in Ireland.

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