Obituaries


Jeffrey L. Wilson, 52, Jasper

Jeffrey L. Wilson, 52, of Jasper, died Wednesday (November 15) at I.U. Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born in Huntingburg October 15, 1965, to James and Barbara (Southwood) Wilson. He married Nancy Egloff October 20, 2007, at the Ireland Historical Church.

Jeff worked for Masterbrand Kitchen Cabinets at the Ferdinand plant. He was an avid sports fan, especially I.U. football and basketball, Notre Dame football, the Indianapolis Colts, the St. Louis Cardinals, and NASCAR. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family and his dog Gus.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Wilson; two daughters, Michelle Wilson and

fiancé Benny Grimm and Brittany Wilson and boyfriend Mike Jones, all of Evansville; one son, Kyle Wilson, Jasper; one brother, Terry Wilson and wife Shannon, Bellevue Nebraska.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call from 1-6 p.m. Sunday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper and from 10-11 a.m. Monday at Redemption Christian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Redemption Christian Church, Mt. Zion Christian Church in Santa Claus, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday at Redemption Christian Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.  Pastor Ryan Stiles will officiate.

Bernida M. Bredhold, 83, Ferdinand

 

Bernida M. Bredhold, 83, of Ferdinand, died Wednesday (November 15) at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. She was born in Spencer County May 17, 1934, to Edward and Caroline (Hoppenjans) Schipp. She married Ferrel Bredhold May 12, 1960, at St. Ferdinand Church..

Bernida was a member of Christ the King Parish, St. Ferdinand Church, and its St. Anne’s Sodality. She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting and needlework.

She is survived by her husband, Ferrel Bredhold; two sons, Scott Bredhold and wife Marilyn and Glenn Bredhold and wife Jane, all of Jasper; and five grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers, Norman and Norbert Schipp and Othmar, who died in infancy; and two sisters, Martina Gaesser and Edwina Gogel.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and from 7-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Ferdinand Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

 

Maurice E. “Pete” Werremeyer, 90, Huntingburg

Maurice E. “Pete” Werremeyer, 90, of Huntingburg, died Sunday (November 12) at his home. He was born in Pike County February 17, 1927, to Oliver and Alvina (Kemper) Werremeyer. He married Melba M. Roesner August 20, 1950, at St. James Lutheran Church in Holland.

Pete served in the United States Navy as a Gunner’s Mate Third Class during the Korean Conflict from 1951-1955. He worked as an independent bulk milk hauler. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, the Holland American Legion, and V.F.W. Post #2366. He enjoyed playing cards, gardening, and fishing and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Indiana University basketball fan.

He is survived by his wife, Melba M. Werremeyer; one son, Jack R. Werremeyer and wife Barbara, Dale; one daughter, Joni M. Zarnoth and husband Jay, Dale; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one step great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Everett “Jim” Werremeyer, and one sister, Katherine M. Werremeyer.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Thursday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. James Lutheran Cemetery Endowment Fund or to Honor Flight of Southern Indiana. Online condolences may be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Friday at St. James Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Rev. David Darling and Rev. Ed Wicks will officiate. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Holland American Legion Memorial Detail assisted by members of V.F.W. Post #2366.

Albert Norbert Elmer, 79, Siberia

Albert Norbert Elmer, 79, of Siberia, died Monday (November 13) at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. He was born in Siberia January 8, 1938, to Edwin and Alma (Troesch) Elmer. He married Doris J. Mehringer August 24, 1963, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper. She died February 23, 1986.

Albert was a U.S. Army veteran and served in Germany. He was a member of St. Meinrad Legion Post 366 and St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church. He enjoyed hunting, farming, playing cards, animals, especially dogs, and being with family and friends.

He is survived by three sons, Glen Elmer and wife Carla, Darrel Elmer and wife Martha, and Scott Elmer and wife Michelle, all of Siberia; eight grandchildren, Taylor, Lance, Madelynne, Emily, Aubrey, Dylan and Tyler Elmer, and Braydon Songer; and three sisters, Edwina Wendholt, Ferdinand, Mildred Sander and husband Othmar, Ireland, and Alfrieda Matthews and husband Austin, Rockport.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 7-10:30 a.m. Thursday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Siberia followed by burial in the church cemetery. Military graveside rites will be provided by St. Meinrad Legion.

 

 

 

Bruce E. Breeding, 65, Dubois

Bruce E. Breeding, 65, of Dubois, died Friday (November 10) at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born in Dubois December 28, 1951, to Delma and Phyllis (Tuttle) Breeding. He married Norma Kay Hembree May 10, 1980, in Truelove United Methodist Church.

Bruce worked for Kimball Office Furniture in Jasper for 47 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, cooking, spending time at his cabin on the White River, and loved spending time with his friends and family and his golden retriever Molly.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Kay Breeding; one daughter, Ashley Breeding, Dubois; three sons, Curt Breeding and wife Krystall, Oakland City, Mark Breeding and wife Jamie, Taswell, and Ryan Breeding and wife Kristen, Celestine, nine grandchildren, Kadin, Mason, Trey, and Teegan Breeding, Kinley Dorsam, Taylor and Emily Bise, Sarah Haley, and Hunter Rowland, and three brothers, Jerry Breeding and wife Linda, Dubois,Michael Breeding, Jasper, and Phillip Breeding and wife Celia, Eaton.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Dennis Breeding.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with burial following in the Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church cemetery in Rutherford Township in Martin County. Rev. John Simmons will officiate.

Betty Jane “Bee” Jochim, 90, Huntingburg

Betty Jane “Bee” Jochim, 90, of Huntingburg, died Friday (November 10) at her home. She was born in Huntingburg December 6, 1926, to Edwin J. Sr. and Edna (Boyd) Sternberg. She married Clements P. Jochim December 3, 1978, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg. He died February 22, 2014.

Bee and her sister, Virginia “Jinny” Bartley, worked together at Dr. Stork’s medical office in Huntingburg. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church, enjoyed gardening, and was very good with flowers.

She is survived by one brother, Edwin Sternberg, Jr., Huntingburg; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia “Jinny” Bartley.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. A parish rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church. Online condolences may be shared at www.nassandson.com. A funeral mass is scheduled at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church with burial following in the church cemetery. The mass will be celebrated by Fr. Ryan Hilderbrand.

Louis Schipp, 73, Fulda

Louis Schipp, 73, of Fulda, died Wednesday (November 8) at his home. He was born in Ferdinand October 11, 1944, to Clarence and Rose (Tretter) Schipp. He married Carol Taylor September 21, 1968, at St. Ferdinand Church in Ferdinand.

Louis started Schipp Construction Company in 1978 and retired in 2009. Schipp Construction continues today through his son, Philip. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, served in the National Guard, and was a member of the Ferdinand American Legion. He loved watching baseball and was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Schipp; two sons, Dean Schipp and wife Janet, Grandview, and Philip Schipp and wife Cinda, Fulda; five grandchildren, Kegan, Olivia, Caitlynn, Ally, and Logan Schipp; two brothers, Frank Schipp and wife Shirley, Ferdinand, and Harold Schipp and wife Barbara, Jasper; and three sisters, Alma Kreilein, Jasper, Norma Jerger and husband Jerry, Washington, and Vernita Williams and husband Joe, Loogootee.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday and from 7-9:30 a.m. Saturday at at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhomce.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Boniface Church in Fulda with burial following in the church cemetery.

Carmen Hendrixson, 94, Holland

Carmen Hendrixson, 94, of Holland, died Tuesday (November 7) at The Waters of Huntingburg. She was born in West Baden May 16, 1923, to Owen Hueston and Gladys (Emmons) Hueston. She married Noble Hendrixson May 16, 1941, in Paoli. He died Decembeer 9, 1999.

Carmen was a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, crossword puzzles, writing, receiving letters, and children, especially babies.

She is survived by six daughters, Joan Nordhoff, Jasper, Nina Burton, Clearwater, Florida, Jenny Hart and Cathy Clark, both of Albany, Susie Millspaugh, Anderson, and Lisa Hendrixson, Holland; one son, Steven Hendrixson, Muncie; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two brothers, William and George Hueston, and one sister, Kathryn Grider.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Riley Childrens Hospital or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at www.nassandson.com.

Funeral services at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home with burial following in the Ames Chapel Cemetery in French Lick. Bother Jack Wilson will officiate.

Freida I. Hurst, 82, Jasper

Freida I. Hurst, 82, of Jasper, died Saturday (November 4) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Jasper July, 7, 1935, to George and Rose (Lechner) Conner. She married Kenneth Hurst September 14, 1968. He died May 13, 1991.

For many years after her husband’s death Freida lived in Vincennes. She was a sales clerk there for many years in the grocery business.

She is survived by her caregivers, Clyde and Sarah Stewart, Jasper; and many cousins.

Private graveside services were held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ireland.

John E. “Sonny” Logsdon, 86, Jasper

John E. “Sonny” Logsdon, 86, of Jasper, died Wednesday (November 1) at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. He was born in Huntingburg March 6, 1931, to Arleigh and Georgia (Bufkin) Logsdon. He married Geraldine Jochim February 23, 1954. She died April 17, 2009.

Sonny was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of VFW Post #673. He retired from the Jasper Corporation after 46 years of service. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper and Jasper Outdoor
Recreation. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with friends and family.

He is survived by three daughters, Sheryl Cody and husband Bill and Victoria Lueken and husband Mike, all of Jasper, and Pamela Holtz and husband Larry, Ireland; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by one brother, Arleigh “Shug” Logsdon.

Friends may call from 1-6 p.m. Sunday at Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. VFW Post #673 will conduct military graveside rites.