Lillian K. Breitwieser, 87, Dubois

Lillian K. Breitwieser, 87, of Dubois, died Thursday (September 21) at Brookside Village Health Care in Jasper. She was born in Boone Township July 8, 1930, to George and Ella (Bauer) Hupp. She married Ralph W. Breitwieser October 27, 1949, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boone Township. He died May 15, 2011.

Lillian was a homemaker and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church at the Dubois Crossroads and WELCA of the church. She taught Sunday school for many years.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen Mitchell, Evansville, and Kathy Rottet and husband Phil, Jasper; three sons, David Breitwieser and fiancé Mellissa Seifert, Haysville, Thomas Breitwieser and wife Joann, Jasper, and Gary Breitwieser and companion Tracy Cronin), Cuzco; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Robert Hupp, Dayton, Ohio, Charles Hupp and wife Sonya, Loogootee, and Lee Hupp and wife Eunice, Mitchell.

Friends may call from noon-7 p.m. Sunday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper and from 10-11 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Church. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Church with burial following in St. John’s Cemetery. Rev. Mary Poston and Pastor Patty Rottet will officiate.

Cats, Raiders at Home, Rangers on Road

(NNDC) – Another busy night for high school football with all three local teams seeing action. Jasper and Southridge play conference games at home, the Wildcats hosting Princeton at 8 o’clock, the Raiders entertaining Tell City at 7:30. Forest Park plays North Posey at Poseyville, kickoff at 7:30 (EDT).

Jasper takes a 3-2 record into tonight’s game, Princeton is 2-3. Third-ranked Southridge shoots for its fifth win in six games. The Raiders are 4-1, Tell City is 2-3. Forest Park attempts to reach the .500 mark tonight at North Posey. The Rangers are 2-3, the Vikings are 3-2.

Brian J. Boyer, 60, Jasper

Brian J. Boyer, 60, of Jasper, died Wednesday (September 20) at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. He was born in Vandalia, Illinois, March 16, 1957, to Bernard and Colleen (Chinnock) Boyer. He married Renee Whittington September 2, 1978, at Lincoln Boyhood Memorial Chapel.

Brian worked for Kimball International for 28 years and as an EMT for Memorial Hospital in Jasper. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland. He enjoyed riding his recumbent bicycle, woodworking, fishing, archery, and the martial arts. He loved animals, flying in airplanes, flying model airplanes, and spending time with his two grandsons.

He is survived by his wife, Renee Boyer; one daughter, April Lawton and husband Jonathan, Brownsburg; one son, Joey Boyer and wife Ellie, West Lafayette; two grandchildren, Hayden and Brenden Boyer; two sisters, Mary Boyer Israel and husband Richard, Hartford, Connecticut, and Peggy Boyer Cowens and husband John, Oregon; two brothers, Mike Boyer and wife Jackie, Michigan, and Kevin Boyer and wife April, Jasper; and his mother and father-in-law, Doris and Bill Whittington, Jasper.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Danny Boyer.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church in Ireland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper.

Huntingburg Herbstfest This Weekend

Huntingburg (NNDC) – The 2017 Huntingburg Herbstfest, which got underway September 17 with the Fest’s Pre-Teen and Miss Herbstfest Queen Pageant and swung into full swing Thursday, continues Friday. Selected food booths open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday for lunch.

Activities scheduled from 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, from 7 a.m. to midnight Saturday, and at 2 p.m. (parade) and 3-7 p.m. (carnival rides) Sunday.

A complete schedule of events can be found at www.huntingburgherbstfest.org/schedule.

Little and Junior Miss Pageant Tonight

Huntingburg (NNDC) – The Huntingburg Herbstfest’s Little and Junior Miss Pageant Begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday at League Stadium in Huntingburg.

Twelve contestants are competing for the Little Miss Herbstfest title. The winner will be crowned by 2016 Little Miss Lillian Thewes. Sixteen contestants are competing for the Junior Miss Herbstfest title. The winner will be crowned by 2016 Junior Miss Amerynn Fetter.

The pageant is part of the 2017 Huntingburg Herbstfest scheduled through Sunday in Huntingburg City Park.

LITTLE MISS CONTESTANTS – Front row, l. to r., Sophia DeKemper, Katie Thacker, Kensley Hiter. Back row, Isabelle Bolte, Delilah Stivers, Raegen Langdon, Isabella Nall. Not pictured: Jazmin Dubon, Addlynn Schwartz, Johanna Vasquez, Sarah Snider, Kennedy Poehlein.

JUNIOR MISS CONTESTANTS – Front row, l. to r., Ava Hall, Madilyn Schwartz, Addysen Rainey, Keira Volz, Katelyn Wright, Janelle Hill. Back row, Kara Schmitt, Isabella Leibering, Alexis Eckert, Maddie Graber, Marisa Thacker, Kakenna Hiter, Annika Beard. Not pictured: Nicole Fant, Gabriela Gomez, Mya Menke.

Dorothy “Sis” Bleemel, 87, Jasper

Dorothy “Sis” Bleemel, 87, of Jasper, died Tuesday (September 19) at her home. She was born in Jasper February 15, 1930, to Matthew and Lillian (Neuhoff) Wilz. She married Elmer Joe Bleemel May 6, 1951, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper. He died November 7, 1988.

Sis retired from the Ireland Co-Op, where she worked for several years. She was a charter member of Precious Blood Catholic Church, a member of the Precious Blood Ladies Sodality and the Golden Girls Class of 1948. She was a girl scout leader and volunteered at Dubois County Community Meals and the Jasper Community Arts Center. She was an avid card player and enjoyed travelling and spending time with her family.

She is survived by four daughters, Sandy Fendel and husband Lee, Bristow, Becky Steffe and husband Doug, Sharps Chapel, Tennesse, and Jane Persohn and husband Denny and Ann Brosmer and husband Tim, all of Jasper; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one step great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one son, Jimmy Bleemel, and one sister, Evelyn “Toots” Hopf.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Precious Blood Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Precious Blood Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon Friday at the church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

Mary C. Bush, 90, Stendal

Mary C. Bush, 90, of Stendal, died Monday (September 18) in Cloverdale, at her son Larry’s home. She was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky, August 21, 1927, to Allen and Nellie Bell (Best) Keown.

Mary was a member of the Bethel General Baptist Church.

Mary is survived by five daughters, Diana Moller and husband John, Huntingburg, Delores Lane and Wanda Whitaker, both of Indianapolis, Wilma Wehr and husband Stan, Velpen, and Darlene Cannon and husband James, Petersburg; three sons, Craig Bush and wife Barb, Suisun City, California, Larry Bush and wife Jan, Cloverdale, and Scott Bush, Spurgeon; one sister, Helen Hudson, Indianapolis; one brother, Bobby Keown, Birmingham, Alabama; 23 grandchildrenp; and 28 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Edward Bush, who died in 2001, one son, Mike Bush, and eight brothers.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Online condolences may be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with burial following in Augusta Cemetery. Pastor Ford Glover will officiate.

4-H Names Junior Leader of the Year

            Priscilla Olson               

DUBOIS COUNTY (From Releases) – Dubois County 4-H has named Priscilla Olson of Jasper its 2017 Junior Leader of the Year. The award is presented to the club member with the most collected points over the course of the year. The points are based on both service to the 4-H program as well as service to the community.

Olson, a graduate of Jasper High School, is currently attending the University of Alabama. Priscilla recently graduated from Jasper High School and is currently attending the University of Alabama. Priscilla is a unique 4-H member. She didn’t join until she was a freshman in high school. This past year was her first and only year in junior leaders. She assisted with school visits during National 4-H week and visited radio stations to promote 4-H. She helped throughout the year with different 4-H events including moving the office to the fairgrounds, sorting record sheets, assisting with state fair project check-in, and setting up 4-H visits with Northwood Assisted Living. She also served as president of her local 4-H club, Lucky Irish.

Outside of 4-H, Priscilla devoted much of her time to work with the Northwood Retirement Community. She organized several events for the Northwood residents including holiday visits, Glory Garden dedication, cookouts, and more. She organized her own event, the “Grand” Ball Dance, a dance for grandparents and their grandchildren, spending 65 hours organizing the event.

The 4-H Junior Leaders is a club and project where members learn how to be great leaders in the program and provide service to the organization and community. Junior Leaders is open to 4-H members in grades 7-12. Youth can join the club at any time. For additional information call 812 482-1782 or email jmonarch@purdue.edu.

 

Governor To Speak at Jasper Chamber Meeting

     INDIANA GOVERNOR ERIC HOLCOMB

Indianapolis (From Releases) – Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb will be the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Jasper Chamber of Commerce November 5 at KlubHaus 61. The meeting is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The prestigious President’s Community Excellence Award will also be given that day by the president of the chamber board of directors, Mrs. Laurel Seger.

The regular annual meeting pricing is $30 per person or $220 for a table of 8.

Meeting sponsorships are also available. Sponsorship levels include:

GOLD ($500) – Reserved table for 8. Logo on sign at entrance of meeting. Logo on table signs. Recognition on chamber website until December 30, 2017.

SILVER ($250) – Four seats at annual meeting. Company name on sign at entrance of meeting. Company name on table signs.

For additional sponsorship information call 812 482-6866 or email chamber@jasperin.org. Sponsorship requests are due by September 22.

Lucille M. Wehr, 90, Ireland

Lucille M. Wehr, 90, of Ireland, died Wednesday (September 13) at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. She was born in Ireland September 23, 1926, to Robert and Anna (Weidenbenner) Steinhart. She married Pete Wehr Jr. November 12, 1946, at St. Mary’s Church in Ireland. He died September 6, 2006.

Lucille retired from Leeds Selling Tools after 25 years of service. She also worked for the Jenco service station in Jasper. She was a member of St. Mary’s and its St. Anne’s Society and was a member of the Ireland Sportsman’s Club. She enjoyed playing bingo, cards, and working with ceramics and was a sports fan.

She is survived by two daughters, Lisa Wehr, Ireland, and Linda Lassen, Deerfield Beach, Florida; one son, Greg Wehr and wife Mary, Bretzville; four grandchildren, Scott Lassen, Mike and Luke Wehr, and Emily Hultin, three step-grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; one step great grandchild; two brothers, Jack Steinhart and wife Evelyn, Dale, and Donnie Steinhart and wife Marilyn, Jasper.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sons, Mike and Patrick Wehr, one sister, Catherine Terwiske, one infant great-grandchild, Tyler Lassen, and one son-in-law, Robert Lassen.

Friends may call from noon-4 p.m. Sunday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. The St. Mary’s St. Anne’s Society will pray the rosary at 11:45 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church 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. Monday at St. Mary’s Church with burial following in the church cemetery.