Obituaries


Nancy M. Posey, 60, Huntingburg

Nancy M. Posey, 60, of Huntingburg, died Sunday, July 14, 2019, in the emergency room of Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born January 6, 1959, in Huntingburg to James and Amy (Eckert) Garland.  

She worked as a health care nursing aide; attended Huntingburg Outreach Ministries and The House of Prayer of Huntingburg; and enjoyed crafting and working with her hands.  

She is survived by her husband, Dennis Lee Posey; one sister, Margie Bashman of Hartford, Kentucky; and one grandson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, James Walter Posey in 2015.  

Memorial services for Nancy Posey will take place at a later date. Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared online at www.nassandson.com 

Helen M. Mehringer, 86, Ireland

Helen M. Mehringer, 86, of Ireland died Friday, July 12, 2019, at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Dubois May 22, 1933 to Theodore “Ted” and Clara (TheisingHeeke. She married Richard L. Mehringer on June 28, 1955 in St. Raphael Catholic Church in Dubois. He died September 5, 1999.  

She worked as an administrator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Jasper for over 30 years. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Ireland and their St. Anne’s Sodality. She enjoyed food and cooking, gardening, and being a loving mother.  

She is survived by one daughter, Lynn Mehringer of Ireland, one son, Mike Mehringer of Milwaukee, WI, and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Hilda Schmitt, and three brothers, Dennis, Eugene, and Herman Heeke 

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m at the church following visitation, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Alzheimer’s Association, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com 

Marjorie Elizabeth “Marge” Short, 91, Huntingburg

Marjorie Elizabeth “Marge” Short, 91, Huntingburg, died Friday, July 12, 2019. She was born October 9, 1927, in Eccleshall Stoke-on-Trent, England, to Arthur and Mary Toplis. She married Leroy E. Short January 11, 1947, in Crown Point, Indiana. Marge was a homemaker and a member of Salem United Church of Christ.

She is survived by two daughters Yvonne Wasson of Lutz, Florida, and Jan Loehr and husband, Daniel Lee, of Holland; three grandchildren, Laura Wasson, Mathew Wasson and Nicole Hopf; and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an eight year old son, Derek Short.

Friends may call Monday, July 15 from 10 AM – noon at Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at noon at Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Burial will take place at Fairmount Cemetery in Huntingburg. Denny Spinner will officiate at the service.

Janet A. Wood, 66, Ferdinand

Janet A. Wood, 66, of Ferdinand, formerly of Velpen, died Friday, July 12, at the Golden Living Center in Petersburg. She was born in Huntingburg January 25, 1953, to Robert and Wilma (Kays) Uppencamp.  She was a homemaker and worked at Jasper Rubber. 

She is survived by four sons, James Dotterweich, Jr. and significant other, Dawn, of Jasper, Bruce Dotterweich of Holland, Mark Dotterweich and wife Sandy of Ferdinand, and Roger Dotterweich of Greenfield; four siblings, Robert Uppencamp of Petersburg, Alice Halstead of Oakland City, Jeanette Wheeler of Ashyre, and Michael Uppencamp of Ireland; by sixteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, her first husband, James Dotterweich, Sr., and her second husband, David A. Wood, she was preceded in death by two children, Bridget and Terrance Dotterweich; and one brother, Leonard Uppencamp.

Friends may call Sunday from 17:00 PM at Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services will be Sunday at 7:00 at the funeral home. Pastor Jason Denton will officiate.

David R. Ziliak, 81, Ferdinand

David R. Ziliak, 81, Ferdinand, died Thursday, July 11th. He was born December 25, 1937 in Gibson County to John and Mildred (Zehner) Ziliak. He married Karleen Feldhaus May 3, 1958 in Corpus Christi Catholic Church. She died January 20, 1989. He then married Mary Fischer Blessinger November 24, 1990 in the Convent of Immaculate Conception. He was retired from Whirlpool and the United States Navy. He was a Navy Seabee from 1955 to 1989. He was a member of Christ the King Parish, St. Ferdinand Church. He belonged to Ferdinand American Legion Post 124, Haubstadt Knights of Columbus, Seabee Veterans of America, Jasper Moose Lodge, and St. Joseph Sodality. He was a lifetime member of the Ferdinand Community Center.  

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ziliak of Ferdinand; two sons, Brian Ziliak and wife, Angela, and Bret T. Ziliak all of Evansville; one stepson, Brian J. Blessinger and wife, Jennie, of Ferdinand; three step-daughters, Sandy Morton and husband, Mark, of Jasper, Debra Gogel and husband, Leon, of Dale and Lana Tobin of Ferdinand; fifteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and first wife, Karleen, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Hafler and a brother, Donald Ziliak.

Friends may call Monday from 2-8:00 PM and Tuesday from 7-9:30 AM at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Memorial contributions may be made to Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 Maintenance Fund or the St. Ferdinand Church Cemetery Fund. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:00 AM in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 will conduct military graveside rights.

Joyce M. Brandt, 83, Jasper

Joyce M. Brandt, 83, of Jasper, died Monday, July 8, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Jasper June 5, 1936, to Carl and Aline (Arnold) Winker. She married Jack T. Brandt October 1, 1955, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. He died February 1, 1989.

Joyce was a 1954 graduate of Jasper High School. She worked as a secretary at Jasper High School for 34½ years and retired in 2007. She also served as a varsity assistant coach for the J.H.S. girls basketball team. She was a member of St. Joseph Church and the Tri Kappa Sorority. She was awarded the J.H.S. Outstanding Alumni award in 2007. She was an avid Jasper High School sports fan, as well as the Chicago Cubs, Indiana University basketball, and the Chicago Bears. She was an avid walker and bridge player and enjoyed watching her grandchildren’s activities.

She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Marshall and husband Mike and Kim Erny and husband Tim, all of Jasper; two sons, Kevin Brandt and wife Donna and Scott Brandt and wife Alison, all of Jasper; five grandchildren, Jason and Chad Bessenger, Tyson and Tori Brandt, and Taylor Marshall; two great-grandchildren, Payton and Kendall Bessenger; two brothers, Gerald L. Winkler and wife Donna, Sterling Heights, Michigan, and Paul Winkler and wife Diane, Jasper; and one aunt, Zita Cussary, San Francisco, California.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by three sisters, Carol Winkler, Doris V. Gutzweiler, and Ann Therese Winkler, who died in infancy.

Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. St. Joseph Parish will pray a rosary at 1:45 p.m. 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 in Fairview Cemetery.

Janet S. Werne, 78, Ferdinand

Janet S. Werne, 78, of Ferdinand, died Saturday, July 6, at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. She was born in Ferdinand November 8, 1940, to Alois and Henritta (Durcholz) Oser. She married Dennis Werne September 3, 1960, at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Ferdinand.

Janet was a member of Christ the King Parish, St. Ferdinand Church. She enjoyed playing cards and being with family and grandkids.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis Werne; two daughters, Sharon Bockelman and husband Rick, Huntingburg, and Sue Thompson, Nineveh; two sisters, Nancy Laake and husband John, Ferdinand, and Elaine Brames and husband Ernie, Huntingburg; three grandchildren,  Emily Watson and husband Josh, Phillip Bockelman and wife Morgan, and Amy Bockelman; and four great-granddaughters.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one sister, Ann Hoppenjans, and one-in-law, Wayne Thompson.

Friends may call from 8-10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ferdinand Church. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery.

Verna Lee Moeller, 89, Jasper

Verna Lee Moeller, 89, of Jasper, died Sunday, July 7, at her home. She was born in Huntingburg June 17, 1930, to Fred and Bertha (Mehling) Freson. She married Kenneth Moeller October 31, 1952, in Jacksonville, Florida. He died November 4, 2001.

Verna was a 1948 graduate of Huntingburg High School. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana State Teachers College. She was a teacher at Jasper High School and a secretary for Jasper Municipal Utilities for over 25 years. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper and its Holy Family Ladies Sodality. She enjoyed reading, classical music, flower gardening, crossword puzzles, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by one daughter, Andrea Ackerman and husband Brian, Jasper; two sons, Michael Moeller and wife Linda, Indianapolis, and David  Moeller and wife Sheri, New Palestine; six grandchildren;  two step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Bohnert.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Church. Memorial contributions can be made to Holy Family 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. Wednesday at the church with internment following in the Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum in Jasper.

Carla C. Hoffmann, 76, Loogootee

Carla C. Hoffmann, 76, of Loogootee, died Thursday, July 4, at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Jasper January 28, 1943, to Martin and Viola (Poe) Schiller. She married Robert Hoffmann October 20, 1962, at Christ Lutheran Church in Haysville.

Carla was a 1961 graduate of Dubois High School. She worked as a secretary for Jasper Rubber Products for six years and for the Daviess-Martin County REMC where she did meter reading for 22 years. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Haysville where she taught Sunday school for many years, WELCA of Christ Church, and Loogootee –Shoals Tri-Kapa where she served on many committees, and she did a lot of volunteer work for local nursing homes and funeral bereavement dinners.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Hoffmann; two daughters, Elizabeth Raney and husband Jeff,  Alfordsville, and Mary Baker and husband Ken, Bedford; one son, David Hoffman and wife Emily, Indianapolis; four grandchildren, Nicholas, Zachary, Kierstin, and Kennedy; three step grandchildren, Alexia, Kennedy, and Jace; two sisters, Gerry Burton, Bardstown, Kentucky, and Sharon Hoffman and husband Nelson, Jasper; one sister, Joan Freyberger-Harker, Loogootee; and two two step brothers, Lowell Dorsam and wife Sue, and Russell Dorsam, all of Haysville.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one sister, Ruthann Stahl.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. An American Legion Auxiliary Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m., a Women of Moose Lodge 1175 memorial service at 6:15, and a WELCA memorial service at 6:30 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Christ Lutheran Church or to a favorite charity. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with burial following in the Haysville Community Cemetery.

Anna M. Betz, 89, St. Anthony

Anna M. Betz, 89, of Saint Anthony, died Thursday, July 4, at Brookside Village Healthcare Center in Jasper. She was born in St. Anthony November 18, 1929, to Anthony and Katie (Hasenour) Klem. She married Albert G. Betz May 4, 1950, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. He died November 6, 2007.

Anna was a homemaker and a member of Divine Mercy Parish – St. Anthony Catholic Church. She was active in her church and the St. Anthony Fire Department and a member of Christians Mothers. She enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and quilting for the church.

She is survived by one daughter, Martha Bohnert and husband Louis, St. Anthony; two sons, Dave Betz and wife Donna, St. Anthony, and Stan Betz and wife Linda, Jasper; six grandchildren, Adam and Luke Wehr, Shawn and Ryan Betz, Megan Pund, and Jenna Hagen; nine great-grandchildren; Ryder, Mya, and Cooper Wehr, Koen and Huck Betz, Lexi and Aria Pund, and Aubrey and Kamden Hagen; and two sisters, Loretta Humbert, Celestine, and Clarissa Gehlhausen, Jasper.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Ernie Wehr, three sisters, Leona Jahn, Frances Klem, and Ardella Humbert, and three brothers, Andrew, Edward, and Alois Klem.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 9-10 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony Church. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Anthony Church or to the St. Anthony Fire Department.  Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Christian Mothers will pray a rosary at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery.