Obituaries


Rose Marie Brosmer, 88, Greenwood

Rose Marie Brosmer, 88, of Greenwood, died Friday, September 20, at Bickford Assisted Living in Greenwood. She was born in St. Henry November 30, 1930, to John and Mathilda (Edele) Jochem. She married Paul R. Brosmer October 13, 1956, at St. Henry Catholic Church. He died November 22, 1991.

Rose was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper where she was a sacristan for many years, was a member of its St. Anne’s Society, and was a recipient of the Simon Brute’ Award. She enjoyed being a grandmother and spending time with her family.

She is survived by two sons, Ron Brosmer, Seattle Washington, and Jerry Brosmer and wife Carey, Greenwood; four grandchildren, Ashley Sullivan, Adam Hewitt, and Ava and Ashton Brosmer; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Hewitt, two sisters, Cyrilla Miller and Cleo Mundy, and one brother, Gilbert Jochem.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with entombment following in the Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum.

Jack Jay Davenport, 82, Cuzco

Jack Jay Davenport, 82, of Cuzco, died Wednesday, September 18, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Garden Valley, California, August 4, 1937, to Dudley Grover and Bessie Alma (Gordon) Davenport. He married Verna M. Umensetter April 1, 1982. She died July 22, 2018.

Jack was a U.S. Army and Navy veteran, serving abroad during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a pilot in the Navy and a survivalist trainer for soldiers, teaching them how to survive behind enemy lines. He received the National Defense Service Medal and the Second Good Conduct Award. During his time in the military he earbed a black belt in judo and became a bare knuckle fighter. He also played semi-pro football in the Northwest League. He loved animals, the outdoors, shooting, riding motorcycles, four wheelers, and dirt bikes, singing church hymns, playing the guitar, travelling with his wife, and spending time with family and friends. He had great interest in playing and coaching sports, especially being a fight trainer.

He is survived by his children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; one sister; nieces and nephews;  great nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Bo.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by eight siblings, including a set of twins who died in infancy.

Friends may call from noon-2 p.m. Sunday, September 29, at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions can be made to the wishes of the family. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 29, at the funeral home with burial following in Cuzco Cemetery. Father Ron Kreilein will officiate. VFW Post 673 will conduct military graveside rites.

Bertram “Bucky” Hollinden, 90, St. Henry

Bertram “Bucky” Hollinden, 90, of St. Henry, died Tuesday, September 17, at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. He was born in Ferdinand February 25, 1929, to Alfred J. “Fatty” and Mary (Leonard) Hollinden. He married Dorothy Kapp June 2, 1956, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper.

Bucky was retired from North American Corporation where he was a hammersmith for 35 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the American Legion and Christ the King Parish, St. Henry Church. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting, and being with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy Hollinden; six sons, Dennis Hollinden and wife Maria, Falls Church Virginia., Linus Hollinden, St. Henry, Thomas Hollinden and wife Beth, Huntingburg, David Hollinden and wife Terri, Ireland, Daniel Hollinden, Jasper, and Leo Hollinden and wife Janelle, St. Henry; one daughter, Jane Mehling and husband Richard, Huntingburg; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Alfred L. Hollinden, and one sister, Thelma Hancock.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand and from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Henry Church. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherfurneralhome.com. Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Henry Volunteer Fire Department or St. Henry Church. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery. Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 will conduct military graveside rites.

Daniel E. Friedman, 84, Dubois

Daniel E. Friedman, 84, of Dubois, died Thursday, September 19, at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. He was born in Dubois November 24, 1934, to Edward and Lula (Flick) Friedman. He married Linda F. Foster October 5, 1957.

Daniel was a U.S. Army veteran and served at sea. He retired from Indiana Furniture Industries in Dubois and enjoyed working on old cars, fishing, and playing cards.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Friedman; two daughters, Diane Stenftenagel and husband Shane, Jasper, and Bridgette Friedman (John Buchanan), Dubois; one son, Keith Friedman (Debbie Gromer), Dubois; four grandchildren, Justin and Brook Stenftenagel, Steven Golden, and  Schae Burress; and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three sisters, Jessie Chastain, Fern Knies, and Roberta “Babe” Schneider, and one brother, James Friedman.

Private services were held at Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home in Jasper. Memorial contributions can be made to the wishes of the family. Online condolences can be shared www.becherkluesner.com.

Emily A. Rauscher, 36, Salt Lake City, Utah

Emily A. Rauscher, 36, of Salt Lake City, Utah, formerly of Huntingburg, has passed away in Utah. Funeral services are pending at Nass and Son
Funeral Home in Huntingburg.

Joseph B. “Joe” Weeks III, 59, Jasper

Joseph B. “Joe” Weeks III, 59, of Jasper, died Tuesday, September 17, at his home. He was born in Topeka, Kansas, June 18, 1960, to Joseph Jr. and Martha (Fletcher) Weeks. He married Charlotte Kincaid June 17, 1988, in Florida.

Joe assisted his wife in her dog grooming shop. Joe was very giving and in place of any holiday or birthday gift he requested donations be made to St. Jude’s and Shiner’s Hospital. He was also a loving grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Weeks; one son, Joey Weeks and wife Jamie, Jasper; one step-son, Chris Clayton, Cape Cod, Massachusetts; six grandchildren; and three sisters.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister.

Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Private services will be held at a later date.

Martha A. Rickelman, 83, Ferdinand

Martha A. Rickelman, 83, of Ferdinand, died Tuesday, September 17, at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. She was born in Ferdinand March 3, 1936, to Prosper and Laura (Ruhe) Johanneman. She married Flavian “Flip” Rickelman June 14, 1958, at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Ferdinand. He died May 17, 2009.

Martha was a member of Christ the King Parish, St. Ferdinand Church. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, going on bus trips, and spending time visiting family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by one daughter, Laura Tretter and husband Keith, Ferdinand; two sons, Tony Rickelman and wife Amy and Frank Rickelman and wife Sandy, all of Ferdinand; six grandchildren, Lexie, Katie, and Kamie Tretter, and Max, Jake, and Ben Rickelman; twp step-grandchildren, Brooke and Brandon Berg; and one great-grandaughter,  Ella.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and from 7-8:30 a.m. Saturday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Ferdinand Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

Patricia A. “Pat” Braun, 86, Jasper

Patricia A. “Pat” Braun, 86, of Jasper, died Tuesday, September 17, at The Timbers of Jasper. She was born in St. Anthony April 12, 1933, to Herbert and Tillie (Schuch) Englert. She married John Braun September 12, 1953, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Pat was a 1951 graduate of Jasper High School. She was a stenographer for Kimball International and worked in customer service at Walmart. She was a member of St. Joseph Church and its St. Anne’s Society and the Jasper Daughters of Isabella. She enjoyed nature, especially loving birds and butterflies, reading, music, singing, and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, John Braun; two daughters, Barb McAtee, Jasper, and Beth King, Evansville; one son-in-law, Duane Chattin, Vincennes; four grandchildren; two sisters, Doris Lee Witcher, Ft. Wayne, and Darlene Drabing and husband Ben, French Lick; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda Chattin.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. at St. Joseph Church. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared 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.

Dr. Jon Gregory “Gregg” Ellison, 72, Huntingburg

Dr. Jon Gregory “Gregg” Ellison, 72, of Huntingburg, died Sunday, September 15, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Richmond February 4, 1947, to Thomas O. and Christine G. (Lane) Ellison.

Dr. Ellison was a 1965 graduate of Williamsburg High School. He attended Indiana University-Earlham College Branch in Richmond for one year and then Indiana University in Bloomington where he earned a B.S. degree in zoology. He was accepted to the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1969 and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1973. After completing his internship in 1974 at Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis he started his family medical practice at the Huntingburg Clinic. He practiced at both Memorial Hospital in Jasper and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Huntingburg. He helped organize the first Intensive care unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital where he served as chief of staff and medical director for the intensive care unit. He was also medical director for The Waters of Huntingburg nursing center. He enjoyed writing poetry and painting; and was an avid fan of the Chicago Bears.

He is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Cohn and husband Matthew, Indianapolis, and Megan Wilson and husband Keith, Ft. Drum, New York; his significant other, June Garrison, Huntingburg; one brother, Thomas Ellison, Richmond; five grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 1-6 p.m. Saturday at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com. Memorial services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Mary Ann Lautner, 66, Ferdinand

Mary Ann Lautner, 66, of Ferdinand, died Friday, September 13, at her home. She was born in Newtonville November 9, 1952, to John and Esther (Meeks) Zoglman.

Mary Ann was a U.S. Navy veteran. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids, puzzles, scrabble, and playing cards.

She is survived by two daughters, Miranda (Rodney Fulkerson) Lautner, Lamar, and Sherri (Doug Moorman) Lautner, Ferdinand; one son, Brad Lautner, Tell City; two sisters, Faye Jackson, Worthington, and Linda Zoglman, Alabama; one brother, Robert Zoglman and wife Margie, Newtonville; four grandchildren, Ann Scott and Audrey, Brooklyn, and Winter Lautner; and her former spouse, Dale Lautner.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Larry Zoglman.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Thursday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. Funeral services at 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Newtonville. Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 will conduct military graveside rights.