Obituaries


James J. Seger, 93, Mariah Hill

James Seger SrJames J. Seger Sr., 93, of Mariah Hill, died Wednesday (April 27) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Mariah Hill June 10, 1922, to William John and Mary (Humbert) Seger. He married Ernestine Gogel November 8, 1941, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dale. She died January 19, 1978.

James was a self-employed farmer and retired from Mobel Inc. in Ferdinand. He was a member of Mary Help of Christians Church in Mariah Hill. He was a World War II veteran and served in both the Asiatic and European theatres. He was a member of the 3rd Battalion 161st infantry. He enjoyed farming, gardening, and animals.

He is survived by two sons, Jim Jr. and wife Marilyn, Ferdinand, and William J. “Bill” Seger, Mariah Hill; two daughters, Mary Rickelman and husband Dave, Ferdinand, and Judith “Judy” Seger, Mariah Hill; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by two brothers, Herbert and Thomas Seger, and one sister, Juletta Keller.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. (CDT) Sunday and from 8-9 a.m. Monday at Mary Help of Christians Church. Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.becherfuneralhome.com. Funeral services at 9 a.m. Monday at the church followed by burial in the church cemetery. Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 will conduct military graveside rites.

Mitchell Kristian Woolsey, 26, Huntingburg

Mitchell WoolseyMitchell Kristian Woolsey, 26, of Huntingburg, died Wednesday (April 27) at his home. He was born in Bloomington February 25, 1990, to Max K. Woolsey and Theresa (Thyen) Woolsey.

Mitchell was a 2008 graduate of Carmel High School. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg and enjoyed cooking and grilling, playing euchre, fishing, and working on cars.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Theresa and Darrin Gogel, Huntingburg; his father and stepmother, Max K. and Tammy Woolsey, Fairhope, Alabama; his maternal grandmother, Violet Thyen, Huntingburg; two brothers, Quinton Gogel, Huntingburg, and Brandon Myers, Greenwood; two sisters, Angela Chernika and Kristina Padgett, both of Fairhope, Alabama; and aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (EDT) Saturday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Condolences may be shared online at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Cremation and disposition will take place after the services.

Augusta H. Wagner, 91, Jasper

Wagner, AugustaAugusta H. Wagner, 91, of Jasper, died Thursday (April 28) at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. She was born in Jasper March 20, 1925, to Frank and Cecelia (Bockelman) Eckerle. She married Victor J. Wagner June 7, 1947, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. He died October 20, 2011.

Augusta was a 1943 graduate of Jasper High School. She was a homemaker and worked at the Dubois County Courthouse, Corbin’s, and, for 27 years, for Memorial Hospital in Jasper until her retirement in 1992. She was an election official for 50 years. After retirement she volunteered for Fifth Street and Holy Family schools and served as a caregiver to relatives and friends for many years. She was a member of St. Joseph Church where she served on the parish council and was a Eucharistic Minister to the homebound. She was active in the Christ Renews His Parish Ministry and the Cursillo Movement. She was a member of the St. Joseph St. Anne’s Society and a member of the Jasper Circle of the Daughters of Isabella.

She is survived by six daughters, Sarah Zoglman and husband Ed, Susan Habig and husband Steve, and Elaine Schitter and husband Jerry, all of Jasper, Marlene Schwartz and husband Craig, Ellettsville, Vicki O’Brien and husband Kenneth, Italy, and Kristine Gross and husband Spencer, Hope; three sons, Howard Wagner and wife Sharon, Dubois, Dr. Luke Wagner and wife Mary, Newburgh, and Dr. John Wagner and wife Dr. Cathy Wagner, Indianapolis; 30 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Dorothy Dudine, Indianapolis.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Caroline O’Brien, Angie Beck, and Jobe Zoglman, two sisters; Pearl Lorey and Francie Dischinger, and five brothers; Leonard, Alphonse, Harold, Carl, and Eddie Eckerle.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church, Memorial Hospital Skilled Care Unit, or Dubois County Right to Life. Online Condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Monday St. Joseph Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

Jeoffrey L. Greulich, 47, Mariah Hill

Jeoffrey Greulich pic3Jeoffrey L. Greulich, 47, of Mariah Hill, died Sunday (April 24) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Huntingburg April 30, 1968, to Allen L. and Virginia L. (Dilger) Greulich.

Jeoffrey was a union carpenter, pipe-fitter, and crane operator. He served in the Indiana National Guard and was a 1986 graduate of Heritage Hills High School. He was an avid Chicago Bears and Scott Rolen fan.

He is survived by two children, Layla and Lennon Greulich, both of Holland, his mother, Virginia Greulich, Marian Hill; one brother, James Greulich, Jasper; two sisters, Tina Bromm and husband Louis Jr., Huntingburg, and Valery Brahm and husband Hank, Ferdinand; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Allen Greulich and a brother in infancy.

Friends may call from 9-10:30 a.m. (CDT) Wednesday at St. Mary Help of Christians Church in Mariah Hill. Memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family. Online condolences may be made at www.becherfuneralhome.com. Funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery.

Romilda E. Goepferich, St. Meinrad

Romilda Goepferich pic3Romilda E. Goepferich, 88, of St. Meinrad, died Friday (April 22) at her home. She was born in Ferdinand October 10, 1927, to Herman E. and Mary E. (Gehlhausen) Petry. She married Hubert Goepferich, Jr. June 24, 1947, at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church. He died July 2, 2015.

Romilda enjoyed flowers, eating out, shopping, and family time with country music. She also enjoyed playing the guitar and the harmonica. She was an avid doll collector.

She is survived by three daughters, Elaine Begle and husband Rich, Dale, Susan Vaal and husband John, St. Meinrad, and Janet Mullen and husband Hilbert, Ferdinand; one son, Hubert Geopferich, Jr. and wife Charlene, Cincinnati, Ohio; ten grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Norbert Petry, Peru.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two brothers, Alvin and Ervin Petry, and two sisters, Mildred Petry and Doretha Jochem.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (EDT) Saturday at the Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Online condolences can be made at www.becherfuneralhome.com. Memorial services at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Eleanor “Elle” Hassfurther, 92, Ferdinand

eLEANOR hASSFURTHEREleanor “Elle” Hassfurther, 92, of Ferdinand, died Friday (April 22) at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. She was born in Ferdinand June 19, 1923, to Henry and Veronica “Frona” (Hoge) Hoing. She married Roman J. Hassfurther February 11, 1956, at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church. He died February 15, 1984.

Elle was a seamstress and a homemaker. She was a member of St. Ferdinand Parish and its Daughters of Isabella. She was a member of Ferdinand Senior Citizens, was an avid quilter, and enjoyed gardening of flowers and plants.

She is survived by two brothers, Harold Hoing and companion Carolyn Winkler, and James E. Hoing and wife Hilda, all of Ferdinand; one sister, Ruth J. Meyer, Huntingburg; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and from 7-9:30 a.m. Monday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Henry Catholic Church with burial following in St. Ferdinand Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ferdinand Church Renew or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

Jill Durcholz, 37, Huntingburg

Jill DurcholzJill Durcholz, 37, of Huntingburg, died Monday (April 18) at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born in Huntingburg April 29, 1978, to Gary L. and Kim E. (Hoing) Beadles. She married Mark Durcholz October 14, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jill was a registered nurse and worked at Memorial Hospital in Jasper and The Waters of Huntingburg. She chose to become an organ donor in hopes of enriching and prolonging the life of someone else.

She is survived by her husband, Mark Durcholz; her father, Gary L. Beadles, Huntingburg; and one brother, Brad Beadles and wife Astrid, Cedar City, Utah.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Kim E. Beadles, who died January 25, 2014.

A public visitation and celebration of Jill’s life will be held from 3-7 p.m. (EDT) Sunday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Condolences may be shared online at www.nassandson.com.

Alberta M. Harris, 98, Huntingburg

Alberta HarrisAlberta M. Harris, 98, died Monday (April 18) in Huntingburg. She was born in Jasper May 24, 1917, to Clem and Carrie (Seng) Fischer. She married Glenn F. Harris September 16, 1933, in Petersburg. He died October 29, 1984.

Alberta worked for Swift’s, Kesling’s Drug Store (where she was known as “Grannie Bert”), and at several other local businesses. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the V.F.W. Post No. 2366 Auxiliary, and was a 50 year member of the Women of the Moose Chapter No. 955. She enjoyed playing bingo, going to the casino, and being with friends and family.

She is survived by one son, Jim Harris and wife Dolly, Huntingburg; two daughters, Shirley Satkamp, Ireland and Carolyn Klee and husband Russ, Jasper; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sons, Steve and Jack Harris, one daughter, Glenda Turpin, two brothers, Andrew and Edward Fischer, and two sisters, Marie Schneider and Clara Striegel.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Vigil services at 5:30 p.m. Thursday conducted by the Women of the Moose Chapter #955 followed by the V.F.W. Auxiliary. Condolences may be shared online at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. (EDT) Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg with burial following in Fairmount Cemetery.

Lucille M. Kuebler, 90

Lucille KueblerLucille M. Kuebler, 90, of Jasper, died Monday (April 18) at her home. She was born in Ireland January 14, 1926, to Othmar and Margaret (Weidenbenner) Miller. She married Raymond Kuebler October 10, 1944. He died September 20, 2004.

Lucille worked at General Electric in Huntingburg and then retired after 35 years of service as a school custodian at Jasper High School. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper, the Jasper Daughters of Isabelle, the St. Anne’s Society, the Singing Seniors, the Patoka Valley Quilt Club. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, and fishing.

She is survived by three daughters, Janet Kuebler and companion Bill McGinnis, Noblesville, Ruth Kuebler, Jasper, and Doris Kuebler-Fox and husband Chuck, Punta Gorda, Florida; one granddaughter; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Lawrence Miller, Ireland.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one son, Paul Kuebler, five sisters, Helen Sander, Bernice Young, Loretta Hurley, Mildred Goodman, and Anna Frances Miller, and three brothers, Edward, Raymond, and Sylvester Miller.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Church or to a favorite charity. Online Condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph’s Church in Jasper with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

Judith A. Pund, 59, Ferdinand

Judith PundJudith A. Pund, 59, of Ferdinand, died Sunday (April 17) at her home. She was born in Huntingburg April 11, 1957, to Wilfred and Bernice (Laake) Weyer.

Judith was the administrator at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper for 10 years and the director of nursing for 20 years. She served on several boards of directors, including the State of Indiana Council on Ageing, Jasper Chamber Of Commerce, the St. Benedict Monastery board, and The National Organization Board of Good Samaritan. She was a member of St. Ferdinand parish.

She is survived by her husband, Eric Pund; three sons, Brett Pund and wife Allison, Jasper, Matt Pund and wife Emily, and Andy Pund, all of Ferdinand; one daughter, Laura Pund, Ferdinand; two grandchildren; her mother, Bernice Pund, Ferdinand; one sister, Ruth Lasher and husband Howard, Haubstadt; and three brothers, Kurt Weyer and wife Brenda, Chris Weyer and wife Donna, and Glenn Weyer and wife Marcy, all of Ferdinand.

She was preceded in death by her father, Wilfred Weyer.

A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Monastery of Immaculate Conception Chapel. There will be no visitation. Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in St. Ferdinand Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper or to The Sisters of St. Benedict. Online condolences may be made at www.becherfuneralhome.com.