Obituaries


Mary Broeker, 95, Huntingburg

Mary BroekerMary Broeker, 95, of Huntingburg, died Saturday (May 28) at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. She was born in Jasper May 7, 1921, Herman and Clara (Hopf) Kluemper.  She married Ralph W. “Buzz” Broeker April 24, 1941, at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper. He died November 19, 2003.

Mary retired as a school cook, having worked at St. Mary’s and Crestview Schools. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg and its Ladies Sodality, and the V.F.W. Post No. 2366 Auxiliary. She enjoyed quilting, reading, completingpuzzles of all kinds, and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

She is survived by two daughters, Dianne (Gene) Mehringer, Ireland, and Annette (Mike) Kugler, Huntingburg; four sons, Don Broeker and wife Pat and John Broeker and wife Peg, all of Huntingburg, Bill Broeker and wife Shirley, Oakland City, and Rich Broeker and wife Joan, Rockport; 16 grandchildren; two step grandchildren, 33 great- grandchildren; and six step great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, David Broeker, three brothers, Edwin, Andy, and Robert Kluemper, and one sister, Margaret Burger.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. (EDT) Wednesday at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. A parish rosary prayer vigil will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Condolences may be shared online at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

Eileen L. Hall, 86, Jasper

Eileen HallEileen L. Hall, 86, of Jasper, died Friday (May 27) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Jasper January 31, 1930, to Mike U. and Flora (Krapf) Schwinghamer. She married William L. Hall August 19, 1950. He died July 18, 2003.

Eileen worked for many years for Dubois County Cable services and along with her husband Bill she worked with the Jasper Engines and Transmission NASCAR Racing Team Hospitality Division as their Motor coach managers. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper and its and the St. Anne Society.

She is survived by one son, Tony Hall, Lynnville; two daughters-in-law, Carla Hall and Donna Hall, both of Jasper; one sister, Elfredia Fleck and husband Leon, Jasper; one brother, Ronald Schwinghamer and wife Elsie, Ferdinand; nine grandchildren, Eric, Holly, Niki, Brook Butler, Janel, Craig, Evan, Alex, and Amber; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by three sons, Michael, Wayne, and Brian Hall, and two sisters, Esther Rumbach and Mary Ann Hedinger.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church or to the wishes of the family. Condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

Matthew K. Woolsey, 34, Columbus, Ohio

WoolseyMatthew K. Woolsey, 34, of Columbus, Ohio, died Friday (May 27) in Columbus, Ohio. He was born in Jasper October 17, 1981, in Jasper, to Marlon and Rosemary (Streicher) Woolsey.

Matt worked for Stens Corporation as an outside sales representative for the Ohio region. He was a 2000 graduate of Jasper High School and a graduate of the University of Southern Indiana. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper. He enjoyed outdoor activities, camping, golfing, cycling, kayaking, fishing, and gardening.

He is survived by his parents, Marlon and Rosemary Woolsey, Jasper; one sister, Natalie Oliver and husband Josh, Fischers; his grandfather, Jerome Streicher, Jasper; and aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harmon and Joanne Woolsey and his maternal grandmother, Clara Streicher.

Private services will be held at Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home in Jasper with burial following at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

Eileen L. Hall, 85, Jasper

Eileen L. Hall, 85, Jasper, died Friday (May 27) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

Services are pending at the Becher=Kluesner Funeral Home.

Gerald “Jerry” Newman, 53, Jasper

Jerry NewmanGerald “Jerry” Newman, 53, of Jasper, died Wednesday (May 18) in Bakersfield, California. He was born May 5, 1963, to Kathryn (Whitehead) Greer. He married Diana Loeffler-Vonderheide June 27, 2003.

Jerry was an electrician and a member of the Local I.B.E.W. 648 since 1985. He traveled extensively throughout his career. In 2004 he spent a year working in Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was a member of Redemption Christian Church of Jasper and enjoyed fishing, cooking, and riding his motorcycle, and had a love for animals.

He is survived by his wife, Diana Newman; one son, Sgt. Brandon Stuhlmueller, Virginia; two step daughters, Vanessa Balsmeyer and husband Scott, Holland, and Heather Siddons, Huntingburg; his mother, Kathryn Greer, Fairfield, Ohio; seven step grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; one sister, Debra Miller and husband Roy, Ross, Ohio; one niece, Amber Langevin, Ross, Ohio; and one nephew, Stf. Sgt. Chris Langevin, deployed overseas.

He was preceded in death by his step-father, Richard D. Greer.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to Redemption Christian Church of Jasper, the Dubois County Humane Society, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Thursday at Redemption Christian Church of Jasper with burial following in Enlow Cemetery in Jasper. Rev. Darrel Land will officiate.

Rebecca Darlene Wright, 56, Birdseye

Rebecca WrightRebecca Darlene Wright, 56, of Birdseye, died Sunday (May 22) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in New Albany August 13, 1959, to Guido and Mary (Brown) Wright.

Rebecca worked at Jasper Engines and Transmissions, was a member of the First Pentecostal Church of Birdseye, and loved her dog, “Socrates”.

She is survived by one daughter, Carmen Groves, Birdseye; one son, Jeremy Morris, Milltown; her mother, her mother, Mitchell; one sister, Ginger Scott, Mitchell; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father and one brother, Ronnie Smith.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon (EDT) Saturday at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Condolences may be shared online at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at noon Saturday at the funeral home with burial following in Oak Hill Cemetery near Birdseye. Pastor Bret Eckert will officiate at the service.

Ralph J. Schepers, 77, Long Beach

Ralph SchepersRalph J. Schepers, 77, of Long Beach, California, died Thursday (May 19), in Long Beach. He was born in Dubois April 3, 1939. to Henry and Ardella (Theising) Schepers.

Ralph worked as a general contractor in Long Beach for over 30 years. He also worked as a realtor in California. He previously operated the Twin Front Shell station in Jasper and the Shell station in Dubois. He attended the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School, receiving his culinary certificate. He worked part time for Holiday World in the summer of 2015. He was a member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Long Beach and served in the Indiana Army National Guard. He enjoyed oil painting, wood carving of birds, fishing, mushroom hunting, traveling, the outdoors, and spending time at the beach.

He is survived by four daughters, Diane Denton and husband Will, St. Anthony, Brenda DeLapaz and husband Ferdinand, Long Beach, California, Gail Fischer and husband Rodney, Santa Claus, and Sherry Smith and husband Lane, Lake Mills, Wisconsin; two sons, Darryl and Michael Schepers, both of Huntingburg; 19 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Monica Jahn and husband Jerry, Jasper.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one grandson, Joshua Laymon, and three brothers, Herbert (Herb), Jerome, and Harold Schepers.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Dubois. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Raphael Church or to a favorite charity.   Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Raphael Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

Rebecca J. Schroeder, 64, Jasper

Rebecca SchroederRebecca J. Schroeder, 64, of Jasper, died Monday (May 23) at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. She was born in Jasper July 28, 1951, to Joseph and Esther (Fischer) Schroeder.

Rebecca was a 1969 graduate of Jasper High School. She worked as a beautician and a child daycare provider. She was a member of All Saints Catholic Parish in Evansville and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, spending time with children, and volunteering at the Evansville soup kitchen.

She is survived by five sisters, Kate Labhart and husband Neil, Jasper, Rose Ann Sanders and husband Harold, Reelsville, Carolyn Auffart, Ferdinand, Linda Lambert and husband Dave, Evansville, and Christine Prior, Huntingburg; three brothers, Leroy Schroeder and wife Bernetta, and James Schroeder and wife Donna, all of Jasper, and Charles Schroeder and wife Ruth, Greencastle; sister-in-law Sue Schroeder, Ireland; brother-in-law Bruce Rosbottom, Santa Claus; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters, Norma Jean Mehringer and Cynthia Rosbottom, and one brother, Ronald Schroeder.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

Stacy L. Fleck, 41, Jasper

Stacy FleckStacy L. Fleck, 41, of Jasper, died Monday (May 23) at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick. She was born in Jasper May 1, 1975, to Cliff and Katie (Gogel) Fleck.

Stacy was a short order cook at Happy Hour. She was a member of St. Celestine Catholic Church and she loved baking cakes and cookies, jeep riding, knitting, and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her mother, Katie Fleck, Jasper; her father and step-mother, Cliff and Sheila Fleck, Jasper; two sisters, Annie Clark and husband, Matthew, St. Anthony, and Karla Brames and husband, Chris, Huntingburg; two brothers, Nick Fleck and wife, Stephanie, Huntingburg, and Andy “Bubba” Fleck, Jasper; her caregiver and cousin, Misty Smith and husband, Eric, Jasper; and one niece and two nephews.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Friday at St. Celestine Church. The ladies of St. Celestine Church will pray a rosary at 8:45 a.m. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Celestine Church, the Neil Gillum Fund at the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center of Memorial Hospital, or to a favorite charity. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will follow at a later date.

Virginia M. Frick, 74, Huntingburg

Virginia FrickVirginia M. Frick, 74, of Huntingburg, died Sunday (May 22) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Jasper June 30, 1941, to George and Mable (Taber) Klee. She married Marvin C. Frick November 19, 1960, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper.

Virginia worked as a certified nurses aide for over 40 years.

She is survived by her husband, Marvin C. Frick; five daughters, Medea Kluemper and husband Willie, Jackie Alexander and husband Herb, and Stefanie Frick, all of Jasper, Joe El Joenks and husband Bill, Owatonna, Minnesota, and Terri Weyer and husband Rodney, St. Meinrad; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three sisters, Helen Herbig, Georgia Ann Klee, and Carol Lee.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. (EDT) Tuesday at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg.  A rosary prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Condolences may be shared online at  www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with burial following in Fairmount Cemetery. Fr. Ryan Hilderbrand will officiate at the service.