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Larry P. Boehm, 67, Jasper

Larry B.Larry P. Boehm, 67, of Jasper, died Wednesday (February 25) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Cente in Jasper. He was born in Huntingburg August 17, 1947, to Edward H. and Dorothy (Seifert) Boehm. He married Becky Schmitt ,August 8, 1970, in Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana.

Larry was a member of the United States Navy serving from 1965 ro 1968, and during the Vietnam War. Hretired to Florida in 2003 from Coca-Cola, for whom he had been a salesman for 34 years. He was a 1965 graduate of Jasper High School Class of 1965, a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the Dale American Legion Post No. 444. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed traveling, college football and basketball, and going to Casinos.

He is survived by his wife, Becky Boehm; three sisters, LaVerne Lechner ( histwin), and her husband, James, Juanita Boehm, and Beth Waltz and husband, Chris, all of Jasper; three brothers, Allen Boehm and wife Arlene, Lowell, and Lee Boehm and wife Kathy, and Don (Yog) Boehm and wife, Linda, all of Jasper; two sisters-in-law, Kaye Hasenour, Butler, and Sylvia Ward, Sellersburg; one brother-in-law, John Schmitt and wife Diane, Phoenix, Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.

Services at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph’s Church with entombment to follow in the Fairview Cemetery mausoleum. Jasper American Legion Post No. 147 will conduct military gravesite rites. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, and from 9=10 a.m. Saturday at the church.ices from 9-10 a.m. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Palliative Care of Memorial Hospital, the Edward H. and Dorothy C. Boehm Community Foundation Endowment, St. Joseph’s Church, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

Melvin K. “Mel” Bolling, 82, Huntingburg

Mel BollingMelvin K. “Mel” Bolling, 82, of Huntingburg, died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Holland May 6, 1932, to Karl and Dora (Hemmer) Bolling. He married Carol A. Bauernfiend September 22, 1956, at Salem United Church of Christ in Huntingburg.

Mel was employed in the advertising department of Holland Dairy, as a sales representative for WTVW Channel 7 in Evansville, and as a self-employed sales and advertising representative. He was an active member of St. James Lutheran Church in Holland where he served on the church council and sang in the choir, a longtime member of the Holland Kiwanis Club, a 60 year member of Holland American Legion Post No. 343, a former honor guardsman on the Legion’s Memorial Detail, served in the United States Navy during the Korean War, and was an avid sports fan and participant, sharing his enthusiasm and love of sports in his published book, “Winning is Forever”, a history of Holland High School basketball.

He is survived by his wife, Carol A. Bolling; one son, Brad Bolling and wife Kimberly, Huntingburg; two daughters, Jan Block and husband Mark, Jasper, and Stacie Dearing and husband Cory, Huntingburg; nine grandchildren, Derek, Tyler, and Bryson Bolling, Abby Fleischman, Allison and Aubree Block, and Kendyl, Kadie, and Drew Dearing; five great-grandchildren, Grayson and Graham Bolling, and Avery, Alivia, and Aleyse Fleischman; and two sisters, Shirley Kahle and husband Eugene “Jeep,” Holland, and Norma Jean Wibbeler and husband Allan, Huntingburg.

Services at 10 a.m (EST) Friday at St. James Church with burial following in the church cemetery. The Holland American Legion Post No. 343 Memorial Detail will conduct military graveside rites. Pastor David Darling will officiate at the service. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg, and from 9-10 a.m. Friday at the church. Memorial donations can be made to St. James Church. Condolences may be shared online at www.nassandson.com.

 

 

Norman V. Lange, 79, Ferdinand

Norman LangeNorman V. Lange, 79, of Ferdinand, died Tuesday (February 24) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Ferdinand April 13,1935, to Herman and Ida (Begle) Lange. He married Sharon M. Rogier August 22,1987 at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Bristow.

Norman retired from Styline Furniture, Manufacturing Division after 46 years. He was a member of St. Ferdinand Parish, enjoyed watching game shows, attending car shows, and loved Corvettes, and enjoyed being with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon M. Lange; one daughter, Holly Lange, Ferdinand; two sisters, Bernita Metz and husband Linus, St. Anthony, and Lastie Carl, New Albany; one brother, Donald Hoppenjans and wife Ann, Ferdinand, and two sisters-in-law, Aleene and Anna Lange, both of Ferdinand.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers, Richard, Alfred “Shorty”, John, and Ernest Lange, and one sister, Hermina “Minnie” Hoppenjans,

Services at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and from 7-9:30 a.m. Friday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to St. Ferdinand Church. Online condolences may be made at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

Mary Jean Bockelman, 87, Jasper

Mark BockelmanMary Jean Bockelman, 87, of Jasper, died Tuesday (February 24) at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. She was born in Washington November 19, 1927, to Harold and Lena (McCray) Armes. She married Anton J. Bockelman April 14, 1953, in Jasper. He died December 2, 2014.

Mary Jean was a homemaker and a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church and the Precious Blood Ladies Sodality. She enjoyed reading, embroidery, traveling, and flowers.

She is survived by one daughter, Sandy Russell, Augusta; one daughter-in-law, Jackie Bockelman, Jasper; two sons, Richard Bockelman, and wife Sharon, Huntingburg, and A.J. Bockelman and husband Jeromie Jarreau, St. Louis, Missour; two grandchildren,
Amy and Philip Bockelman; two step-grandchildren, Dennis Heath Russell and Keith Russell; and three step-great-grandchildren, Jadea Russell, Jake Russell, and Harvick Russell.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one son, Michael Bockelman, and one son-in-law, Dennis Russell.

Services at 10 a.m. Saturday at Precious Blood Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to Precious Blood Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

John K. Rudolph, 73, Ireland

John RudolphJohn K. Rudolph, 73, of Ireland, died Monday (February 23) at his home. He was born in Ireland September 17, 1941, to Lenas and Marian (Leinenbach) Rudolph.

John was a retired salesman and worked on his family farm. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland. He was an active member of the Ireland Volunteer Fire Department for over 20 years and a member of the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association for 49 years. He was a member of the Indiana Army National Guard, a founding member of the J.R.’s Outback Kitchen Men’s Club and an original member of the St. Patrick’s Planning Committee in Ireland. He enjoyed cooking, entertaining, fishing, and gardening.

He is survived by three daughters, Barb Sisk and husband Fred, Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Audrey Kemker and husband Ken, Ireland, and Elaine Stone and husband Andrew, Thornton, Colorado; nine grandchildren; one sister, Mary Jane Eckert and husband Dr. Ronald Eckert, Jasper; and two brothers, Dr. Richard Rudolph and hwife Jan, Jasper, and Dave Rudolph and wife Angie, Ireland.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one infant sister, Phyllis Rudolph.

Services at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Church with burial following in Shiloh Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. IVFA District No. 18 will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ireland Volunteer Fire Department, St. Mary’s Church Endowment Fund, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

 

 

Virlee M. Schwartz, 77, Huntingburg

VVirlee M. Schwartz, 77, of Huntingburg, died Friday (February 20) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in St. Anthony January 9, 1938, to Emil and Anna (Metz) Wessel. She married Urban Schwartz November 7, 1959, in Schnellville.

Virlee was a farmer. She also worked at Jasper Wood Products. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg, was an antique car enthusiast, enjoyed collecting antiques, and loved her pets.

She is survived by one brother-in-law, Francis Pund, St. Anthony; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Urban Schwartz, and one sister, Rose Ann Pund.

Services at 10 a.m. (EST) Thursday at St. Mary’s Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 8-9:45 a.m. Thursday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Condolences may be shared online at www.nassandson.com.

Wilda Mae Barnett, 83, Huntingburg

Wilda Barrett2Wilda Mae Barnett, 83, of Huntingburg, died Friday (February 20) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Dubois July 25, 1931, to Victor and Lorena (Zehr) Gehlhausen. She married Roy C. Barnett December 27, 1953, at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Dubois.

Wilda worked as a retail sales clerk, was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg, and enjoyed reading and sitting outside having a drink while listening to music.

She is survived by one daughter, Kay Morgan and husband Carl, Birdseye; one son, Mark Barnett, Huntingburg; six grandchildren; two brothers, Arthur A. Gehlhausen, Saint George, Utah, and Edgar “Boots” Gehlhausen, Dubois; and one sister, Virginia Heim, Ireland. of Dubois.

Services at 10 a.m. (EST) Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church with burial following in St. Raphael Cemetery in Dubois. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. A parish vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial donations can be made to Dubois County Right to Life or to your favorite charity. Condolences may be shared online at www.nassandson.com.

Eugene D. Klee, 67, Jasper

Eugene KleeEugene D. Klee, 67, a longtime resident of the Providence Home in Jasper, died Thursday (February 19) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Huntingburg February 5, 1948, to Edwin J. and Rosa B. (Gunselman) Klee.

Eugene worked at S.I.R.S. (Southern Indiana Resource Solutions). He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg and enjoyed bowling and local excursions with friends.

He is survived by his niece and guardian/caregiver, Shelly Hedinger, Jasper; and other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, James J. Gunselman.

Services at 10 a.m. (EST) Wednesday at St. Mary’s Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Condolences may be shared online at www.nassandson.com.

Sandra R. Stetter, 64, Huntingburg

Sandra StetterSandra R. Stetter, 64, of Huntingburg, died Thursday (February 19) at her home. She was born in Celestine October 17, 1950, to William and Mary Magdelene (Sander) Markel. She married Charles Stetter April 26, 1975, at St. Celestine Catholic Church in Celestine.

Sandy was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg. She enjoyed reading, spending time with her family and grandchildren, and watching wildlife in her backyard.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Stetter; three daughters, Vicki Day and husband Brandon, Dale, and Julie Bayer and husband Jason M. and Karla Hohler and husband Edward J. II, all of Huntingburg; one son, Steven Stetter and wife Shauna, Huntingburg; eight grandchildren, and 8 grandchildren, Cody, Rusty, Jacob, Timothy, Andrea, Elizabeth, Blake, and Alexandra; six sisters, Esther and Rita Hasenour, both of St. Anthony, Imelda Sermersheim, Newburgh, Magdelene Buechlein, Jasper, and Clarissa “Sis” Patterson, West Baden; and three brothers, James Merkel, Jasper, Robert Merkel, Huntingburg, and Ronnie Joe Merkel, Loogootee.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Ambrose Merkel and Melvin Merkel, who died in infancy.

Services at 10 a.m. (EST) Monday at St. Mary’s Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Sunday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. A parish vigil service will be conducted at 4 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home. Condolences may be shared online at www.nassandson.com.

Suzanne M. A. Kerr, 49, Jasper

Suzanne KerrSuzanne M.A. Kerr, 49, of Jasper, died Friday (February 20) at her home. She was born December 15, 1965, to Dan and Joy (Bentley) Voight. She married John Kerr III August 15, 1985.

Suzanne was a real estate broker for many years. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper. She enjoyed gardening, spending time outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

She is survived by her husband, John Kerr III, one daughter, Jessica Kerr, three sons, John Kerr IV, Matthew Kerr and Riley Kerr, his mother, Joy Voight, one sister, Dawn Humprey and husband Tom, and one brother, Dan Voight, Jr., all of Jasper.

She was preceded in death by her father, Dan Voight, Sr.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.