Ada Lee Peters, 90, Jasper

Ada Lee Peters, 90, of Jasper, died Thursday, November 15, at the Timbers of Jasper. She was born in Harrisburg, Illinois, December 9, 1927, to Brownell and Maurell Rude. She married Coen E. Peters March 12, 1949, in Vincennes. He died January 1, 1995.

Ada Lee was a member of the Church Of God Of Prophecy in Vincennes. She was a homemaker and a nurse’s aide for many years in Vincennes.

She is survived by two sons, Bruce Peters (Theresa), Memphis, and Larry Peters (Traci), Dubois, one step-son, Coen L. Peters (Leanis), Harbeson, Delaware.

In addition to her parents and husband was preceded in death by one daughter, Connie Tucker, one sister, Nancy Beaston, and two brothers David and Clarence Rude.

There will be no funeral service as she will be cremated per her request. There will be a Celebration of Her Life in the future on a date yet to be determined. Online condolences can  be shared at www.becherkluesner.com.

Betty H. Schwinghamer, 91, Huntingburg

Betty H. Schwinghamer, 91, of Huntingburg, died Wednesday, November 14, at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. She was born in Huntingburg March 31, 1927, to Valentine and Mildred (Astrike) Haas.

Betty was formerly employed as a clerk in the medical office of Dr. Bretz; and was active in the Council of Catholic Women while residing in Florida.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Steve (Becky Menke) Schwinghamer of Huntingburg.

In addition to her patents she was precede d in death by her husband, Jerome Schwinghamer, who died in 1990, and her sister, Ruth Ann Seaton.

Funeral services at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg. Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg has been entrusted with the service arrangements. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Condolences may be shared online at www.nassandson.com.

Jonathan Alcantar-Ramirez, 21, Huntingburg

Jonathan Alcantar-Ramirez, age 21, of Huntingburg, died Tuesday, N0vember 13, inn an auto accident on Interstate 64 near Lynnville.

He was born May 13, 1997, in Tarandacuao, Guanajuato, Mexico. J 13, onathan was a student at Vincennes University Jasper Campus; a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church; and enjoyed soccer and working with computers.

He is survived by his parents, Raul Alcantar and Maria Ramirez Garcia; two brothers and one sister, Alexis Alcantar, Raul Alcantar, and Maria Guadalupe; and four grandparents, J. Carmelo Ramirez, Leopoldo Alcantar, Alicia Garcia, and Lorenza Sandoval – all of Huntingburg.

Funeral services for Jonathan Alcantar-Ramirez will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg with burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 2:00-8:00 p.m., on Friday, November 16th. A parish rosary prayer vigil will be held at 7:00 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. Condolences may be shared online at: www.nassandson.com

Huntingburg Man Killed in Crash on I-64

Warric County / Huntingburg (NNDC):

A Huntingburg man was killed when the car he was driving crashed into a tow truck on Interstate 64 late Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Warrick County Sheriff’s Department, Jonathan Alcantar-Ramirez, 21, was driving West near the 38 mile marker just east of the Lynnville exit.  At about 5:15 p.m. his vehicle struck a tow-truck attempting to turn around to pick up a disabled vehicle.

Alcantar-Ramirez of Huntingburg was pronounced dead at the scene.

An Indiana State Police accident reconstruction team assisted at the scene.

Local Police request Public’s Help

Jasper (NNDC):

Jasper City Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying both the individual and the owner of the truck in the pictures.

These pictures were taken on 11/14/2018 at approximately 6:20pm.

The vehicle is described as a white Ford F150 with a bed cover. The truck also has a license plate on the front with white and red on it. The truck traveled southbound on Third Ave.

If you recognize the vehicle or the individual, please contact the Jasper Police Department at 812-
482-2255 or the tip line at 812-481-COPS.

Kenneth L. “Kenny” Krempp, 87, Jasper

Kenneth L. “Kenny” Krempp, 87, of Jasper, died Wednesday, November 14, at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. He was born in Jasper September 3, 1931, to Edwin and Marcella (Hochgesang) Krempp. He married Jane Schneider August 27, 1955, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Kenny graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. Degree in Business. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was a U.S. Army veteran and received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Jasper High School. He was president and chairman of Krempp Lumber and Construction and was one of the founding members of United Cabinet Incorporated which became Aristokraft. He was a director at Indiana Furniture and was involved in various local businesses and organizations in the community. He served on the Jasper School Board for several years.

He was a member of St. Joseph Church where he served as lector and a historian for the parish. He was instrumental in getting the church registered on the United States National Register of Historic Places. He also was responsible for nominating St. Joseph’s Nativity stained glass window which was used by the United States Historical Society for its annual stained glass plate. He and his wife received the Evansville Diocese Brute Award in 1997.

He loved spending time with God, family, and friends, quail hunting, fishing, gardening, local history, the St. Louis Cardinals, and Indiana University. His canoe trips to the Quetico National Park in Canada and his pheasant hunting trips to South Dakota were special to him.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Krempp; two daughters, Kenwyn Kealing and husband Bob, Indianapolis, and Karen Olinger and husband Eric, Huntingburg; three sons, Andy Krempp and wife Brenda, John Krempp and wife Shari, and Bill (Missy) Krempp and wife Missy, all of Jasper; 19 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Stanley G. Krempp.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

 

Ronald O. Traylor, 86, Jasper

Ronald O. Traylor, 86, of Jasper, died Tuesday, November 13, at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. Services are pending at Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home.

Jasper awarded City of the Year

Jasper (NNDC):

 

 

 

Tuesday evening, Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Meeting in Indianapolis accepted the Community of the Year award from the State of Indiana.

In accepting the award, the Mayor noted that this is indeed an honor, because through the emphasis is on Community, rather than City, and it distinguishes an entire region.

He continued that we serve as the economic center of Southwest Central Indiana. Long before the term regional city was promoted by the State of Indiana, we established ourselves as: A center of enterprise and employment, dining and shopping, and a center for tourism and entertainment.

He reminded us all that the historical marker on our City Hall has these words:  (Jasper is) a leading Indiana city and a city of leaders,  if you want to get things done, and done well, have people from Jasper on your team.

This award represents the starting line for our future with the best yet to come.  He concluded by complimenting the community of Jasper, our citizens and our businesses.

Samuel Patrick Jacob, 26, Jasper

Samuel Patrick Jacob, 26, of Jasper, died Tuesday, November 13. She was born in Jasper January 9, 1992, to Dean and Joan (Streicher) Jacob.

Samuel was a graduate of Jasper High School and Vincennes University Jasper Campus. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. He was an Eagle Scout and previously a member of Boy Scout Troop 185. He was a past member of St. John Bosco Youth Group and attended many of the group’s summer work camps. He was a member of the Jasper Knights of Columbus Council 1584.

He is survived by his parents, Dean and Joan Jacob; one sister, Kelly Jacob, Kokomo; and his paternal grandfather, Donald Jacob, Jasper.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Lawrence and Martina Streicher, and his paternal grandmother, Helen Jacob.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. John Bosco Youth Ministry, Boy Scout Troop 185, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with burial following at a later date.

Huntingburg Officially Opens Long Awaited Railroad Overpass (Click on videos for details and increase screen to full size and adjust sound for best effect)

Huntingburg (NNDC):

The Huntingburg railroad Overpass, a long awaited project, came to fruition Wednesday morning on a cold winters day.

 

 

 

 

Huntingburg Mayor Dennis Spinner opened the new addition and speaks of it’s planning and success.

 

First vehicles to cross were emergency vehicles as public safety and easy access to the community including hospitals was a high priority with the project.

 

Mayor Spinner and County Commissioner Elmer Brames discuss history and benefits of the new overpass.