Obituaries


Sylvia A. Borrell, 84, Jasper

Sylvia BorrellSylvia A. Borrell, 84, of Jasper, died Wednesday (July 1) at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Jasper May 5, 1931, to Ben and Ardella (Schwartz) Hagen. She married John R. Borrell November 25, 1948. He died July 28, 1998.

Sylvia was a homemaker, a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper, the Jasper Daughters of Isabella, the St. Ann’s Society, the Women of the Jasper Moose, and the Eagles of Huntingburg. She enjoyed making chili, play bingo, rum and cinch, and going on family outings.

She is survived by one daughter, Bobby Borrell, Jasper; one sister, Betty Heowener, Petersburg, three nieces, her caretakers, Becky Reuber, and husband, Joe, Jasper, Sandy Kalb, Dubois, and Julie Harkness and husband Rick, Santa Claus; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Buddy Hagen.

Services at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. The D of I and St. Ann’s Society will pray a rosary at 1:45 p.m. and the Moose will have a service at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church, the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

 

 

 

Leroy J. Albert, 86, Ferdinand

Leroy Albert

Leroy J. Albert, 86, of Ferdinand, died Sunday (June 28) at his home. He was born in Ferdinand September 3, 1928, to Arthur F. and Ludwina (Werne) Albert. He married Patricia Fischer October 27, 1951, at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church. She died August 7, 2011.

Leroy was a member of St. Ferdinand parish and its St. Joseph’s Sodality. He was a recipient of the Simon Brute Award, was a member of St. Meinrad Knights of Columbus No. 5599, and the Ferdinand Community Center. He enjoyed mowing and doing yard work, jig-saw puzzles, slot machines at casinos, and being with family and friends. He was retired from DMI and spent many years painting at Weyer Painting.

He is survived by one son, Keith Albert and wife Rebecca, Lewisville, Texas; three daughters, Pam Blessinger and husband Terry, St. Anthony, Kim Fleck and husband Kevin, Ferdinand, and Jenifer Moran and wife Rebecca, Evansville; three sisters, Joan Meyer and husband Bob, and Joan Meyer and husband Bob, all of Jasper, and Joyce Hornsey and husband Ed, Rolla, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one step great-grandchild; and his companion, Helen Brockman.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph W. Albert.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 7-9:30 a.m. Thursday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Services at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Ferdinand Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Ferdinand Community Endowment Fund. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

 

Edwin L. Kempf, 49, Jasper

Edwin KempfEdwin L. Kempf, 49, of Jasper, died Saturday (June 27) at his home. He was born in Jasper January 20, 1966, to Edmund B. and Magdelena (Brockman) Kempf.

Edwin worked as a supervisor for Nancy Baer Trucking in Jasper. He was a member of Jasper Outdoor Recreation, enjoyed fishing, antiques, and attending AA meetings to celebrate his 12 years of sobriety.

He is survived by two sons, Eddie Kempft, Jr., and John Kempf, both of Jasper; his companion, Darlene Rust, Jasper; one brother, Allen Kempf and wife Lila, Haysville; and one sister, Sara Gabrel and husband Ed, French Lick.

He was preceded in death by his parents.A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at a later date at Shiloh United Methodist Church in Jasper. Memorial contributions can be made to the family. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

Roger “Tubber” Klee, 72, Jasper

Tubber KleeRoger “Tubber” Klee, 72, of Jasper, died Saturday (June 27) at his home. He was born in Jasper December 4, 1942, to Linus and Aurelia (Seng) Klee. He married Mary Jane Steffen July 6, 1968, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Roger retired from the city of Jasper after 38 years of service, working first as a
lineman, and then as a meter reader. He was a veteran of six years of service with the Indiana Army National Guard. He was a member of the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department for ten years, a member of American Legion Post No. 147, and Jasper Outdoor Recreation. He was a member of St. Joseph Church and its Holy Name Society, was an avid fisherman and hunter, enjoyed watching sports, playing cards,
gardening, and spending time with friends and family.

He us survived by his wife, Mary Jane Klee; one daughter, Angie Evans and husband Eric, Dale; three sons, Steve Klee and wife Renee’ , Cincinnati, Mark Klee and wife Dawn, Jasper, and Chris Klee and wife Charley, Evansville; seven grandchildren; and two sisters, Melva Byrd and husband Bob, Lebanon, and Iris Gutgsell, Jasper.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. American Legion Post No. 147 will conduct military gravesite rites. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Members of St. Joseph parish will pray a rosary at 2:45 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church, Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center, or to a favorite charity.
Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

Thomas F. Dodge, 81, Jasper

OBIT EDITThomas F. Dodge, 81, of Jasper, died Friday (June 26) at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. He was born in New Salisbury June 26, 1934, to Andrew and Mary Dodge. He married Carol Bickel February 24, 1955, at Pfrimmer’s Chapel in Corydon.

Tom retired as a supervisor for Jasper Desk Company after many years of service. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper. He was a U. S. Army veteran, an avid an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball and University of Louisville basketball fan. He enjoyed feeding and watching birds and enjoyed visiting the casino.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Dodge; one daughter, Lind Brosmer and husband Greg, Jasper; two grandchildren, Laura Roettger and Jennifer Brosmer; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Church or to the American

Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com,

Suzanne H. Cooper, 72, Huntingburg

Suzanne Cooper editedSuzanne H. Cooper, 72, of Huntingburg, died Thursday (June 25) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Huntingburg August 23, 1942, to John and Florence (Krempp) Struckman. She married Charles “Sonny” Cooper June 4, 1984. He died April 16, 2015.

Suzanne graduated from Indiana University with an education degree and later retired from being a school teacher. She was one of the co-founders of Cooper Rail Services. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, visiting Patoka Lake, reading, and gardening.

She is survived by one daughter, Kari Cronin and  husband Mike, Huntingburg; two sons, Ryan Cooper and wife Jill, and Kit Cooper and wife Arin, all of Huntingburg; two sisters, Jane Manuzak, Blairsville, Georgia, and Jill Kirkpatrick, Surprise, Arizona; seven grandchildren, Bailey, Jaxon, and Kyree Cronin, and Masen, Jaelyn, Brooklyn, Braxtyn Cooper, all of Huntingburg.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Scott Struckman.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. (EDT) Monday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. A prayer vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dubois County Humane Society.  Condolences may be shared online at www.nassandson.com.

Eugene Street, 88, Emmons Ridge

EditedEugene  Street, 88, of the Emmons Ridge area, died Sunday (June 21) at The Timbers of Jasper. He was born in Knox County September 18, 1926, to Charles and Anna Street. He married Marilyn Ruth Quinn February 11, 1950.

Eugene was a U.S. Army veteran and served in World War II. He was employed at National Gypsum and The Southern Railroad and was a member of the French Lick American Legion Post No. 76. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, farming, and spending time with his grandkids.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Street; two daughters, Karen Haefling and husband Ronald, Dubois; and Gloria Jean Cox, Jasper; one son, Duane Street (Allen Sullivan), French Lick; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and eight great- great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Edward Street, and eleven brothers and sisters.

Services at 10 a.m. Saturday at T.L Pinnick Mortuary, 785 South Bears Bend Rd., French Lick, with Rev. Terry L. Pinnick officiating. Burial will follow in the Emmons Ridge Cemetery in Hillham with military graveside rites. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday and from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Family requests memorial contribution be made to the French Lick Senior Citizens. On-line condolences can be made at www.tlpinnickmortuary.com.

Linda L. Foster, 64, Jasper

Linda FosterLinda L. Foster, 64, of Jasper, died Tuesday (June 23) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Jasper August 12, 1950, to Linus and Geneva (Bromm) Kluemper. She married Ted Foster March 10, 1973, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper.

Linda was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph’s Church. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Ted Foster; one daughter, Shelly Foster, Jasper; two sons, Derek Foster and wife Sandra, and Jamie Foster and wife Elisha, all of Jasper; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one sister, Darlene Shoobridge and husband Vince, Winslow; and one brother, Edward Kluemper and wife Deanna, Winslow.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Roberta Kluemper, and one brother, Linus “Boots” Kluemper.

Services at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at St. Joseph’s Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m.Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

Marcella C. Weyer, 92, Ferdinand

Marcella WeyerMarcella C. Weyer, 92, of Ferdinand, died Sunday (June 21) at Brookside Village in Jasper. She was born in St. Anthony February 25, 1923, to Henry and Tillie (Burke) Hasenour. She married Leo G. Weyer April 15,1948, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. He died December 22, 2001.

Marcella was a member of St. Ferdinand Parish and its St. Anns Sodality. She enjoyed quilting, listening to music, bingo, watching game shows, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by one son, Kenneth Weyer and wife Patty, Ferdinand; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Michael and Charles Weyer, one brother, Ray Hasenour, two sisters, Lena Steffen and Carrie Toby; and six siblins in infancy, Birgita, Mary, Elizabeth, Bernard, Arnold, and Andrew Hasenour.

Services at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ferdinand Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ferdinand Parish or The Sisters of St. Benedict, Ferdinand. Online condolences may be made at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

Denise A. Harder, 49, Dubois

Deniise HarderDenise A. Harder, 49, of Dubois, died Sunday (June 21) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Dubois December 25, 1965, to Martin and Dorothy (Wolf) Harder.

Denise was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church at the Dubois Crossroads. She enjoyed listening to music, doing puzzles, and bowling in the Special Olympics.

She is survived by her step-father, Rick Lind, Loogootee; one sister, Susie Thewes and husband Paul, Celestine, and one brother, Roy Gene Harder and wife Jennifer, Dubois.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin Harder and Dorothy Lind..

Services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, and from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Church, the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Indiana, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.