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Robert “Bobby” Niehaus, 58, Winslow

Bobby NiehausBRobert “Bobby” Niehaus, 58, of Winslow, died Monday (August 31) at his mother’s home in Bretzville. He was born in Huntingburg August 25, 1957, to Arthur Frank Sr. and Rose Mary (Fleck) Niehaus.

Bobby worked as a special skills operator at Masterbrand Cabinets, where he worked for over 26 years. He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenter’s Union No. 2930. He enjoyed playing rum, bingo, visiting the casino, jeep rides, and spending time with his dog Lucy and friends and family.

He is survived by his mother, Rose Mary Mundy and husband Sylvester, Bretzville; three sisters, Deborah Shake and husband Don, Bloomington, Barb Kunkler, Bretzville, and Margie Hughlett, Jasper; three brothers, Sylvester, Randy, and Allen, all of Bretzville; nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Niehaus, Sr. and one brother, Arthur Niehaus, Jr.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. 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. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph’s Church with burial following at a later date.

David J. Altmeyer, 39, Jasper

AltmeyerDavid J. Altmeyer, 39, of Jasper, died Sunday (August 30) at his home. He was born at the Naval Hospital in Cherry Point, North Carolina, September 16, 1975, to Lawrence J. and Mary (Boyer) Altmeyer.

David was a construction worker and a skilled mechanic who enjoyed working on vehicles in his spare time. He also enjoyed fishing and playing the guitar.

He is survived by his father, Lawrence J. Altmeyer and wife Phillis, Huntingburg; his mother, Mary Boyer-Israel and husband Richard, Stratford, Connecticut; one daughter, Carrie Beth Altmeyer, Oak Grove, Kentucky; one son, Larry David Altmeyer, Henderson, Kentucky; two brothers, Vincent Altmeyer, Robards, Kentucky, and Shane Schwindel, Jasper; and two sisters, Theresa Anderson, Henderson, Kentucky, and Shawn Layton, Dale.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and from noon-12:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. A parish vigil prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be shared online at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 1 p.m. (EDT) Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg. Cremation will take place following the visitation and funeral service.

Leona S. Wellmeyer, 85, Huntingburg

Leona WellmeyerLeona S. Wellmeyer, 85, of Huntingburg, died Sunday (August 30) at The Waters of Huntingburg nursing center. She was born in Holland October 13, 1929, Edward and Mary (Harmeyer) Niehaus. She married Waldo Wellmeyer in 1948. He died January 5, 1996.

Leona was a 1947 graduate of Holland High School. She was a farm wife and helped run the family dairy farm in Huntingburg and was a lifelong member of St. James Lutheran Church in Holland.

She is survived by two daughters, Judy Epmeier and husband Bruce, Newburgh, and Nancy Wellmeyer, Indianapolis; two sons, Gary and Randy Wellmeyer, both of Huntingburg; one sister, Goldie Niehaus, Carmichael, California; two grandchildren, Michael Epmeier and wife Amanda, Newburgh, and Carrie Epmeier and husband Ryan Byrnes, Chicago; two great-grandsons, Isaac and Evan Epmeier, Newburgh; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one sister, Meta Katter, and two brothers, Raymond and Eldo Niehaus.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. James Church or to Deaconess V.N.A. Hospice. Condolences may be shared online at www.nassandson.com, Funeral services at 10 a.m. (EDT) Wednesday at the funeral home with burial following in Fairmount Cemtery. Pastor David Darling will officiate at the services.

Alyse Heleen Grass, Infant, Huntingburg

Alyse Heleen Grass, infant, was delivered Thursday (August 27) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was preceded in death by great grandparents Vincent Pfaff, Heleen and Thomas Matthews, Allen Hasenour, and John Grass, an uncle, Bradley Grass, and an aunt, Nicole Grass.

She is survived by her parents, Matthew J. and Adria L. (Pfaff) Grass, Huntingburg; her grandparents, Jeffrey and Linda Pfaff, Huntingburg, and James and Sheila Grass, Lamar; great grandparents Shirley Pfaff, Eckerty, Irma Hasenour, Huntingburg, and Arnella Grass, Tell City; and aunts and uncles Adam and Nicole Pfaff, Huntingburg, Chad Grass and wife Robyn, Port Wentworth, Georgia, and Laura Weisman and husband Adam, Holland.

Friends are invited to attend the funeral mass for Alyse Heleen at 10 a.m. (EDT) Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg with burial following in the church cemetery. Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.nassandson.com.

Brian Patrick Matheis, 44, Jasper

MatheisBrian Patrick Matheis, 44, of Jasper, died Friday (August 28) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Jasper July 19, 1971, to Patrick and Jane (Jochem) Matheis. He married Sheila Marie Gehlhausen November 1, 1997, at Trinity United Church of Christ in Jasper.

Brian was a 1989 graduate of Jasper High School. He worked for 18 years as a materials damage coordinator at Farm Bureau Insurance in Jasper. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ and enjoyed restoring cars, drag racing, fishing, and playing golf.

He is survived by his wife, Sheila Marie Matheis; two daughters, Ashley and Emily Matheis, at home; his mother, Jane Neeley and husband Ben, Bedford; his father, Patrick Matheis and wife Debbie, Jasper; and one brother, Brady Matheis, French Lick.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper and one hour before services at the church Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

 

Ruth B. Jones, 91, Huntingburg

Ruth JonesRuth B. Jones, 91, of Huntingburg, died Thursday at her home. She was born in Perry County February 10, 1924, to James A. and Ida (Taylor) Lanman.

Ruth was a homemaker and member of Mt. Gilead Primitive Baptist Church in Bristow.  

She is survived by one daughter, Charlotte Jean Hopper, Dale; one son, Dennis Jones, Huntingburg; one sister, Lana Lanman, Huntingburg; one brother, Flavis Lanman, Huntingburg; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Jones, who died September 1, 1983, three brothers, Everett, Ervin, and Cliston Lanman, and five sisters, Evelyn Gaines, Irma Wright, Ruby Klem, Betty Egbert, and Dorothy Murphy.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the Nass & 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 with burial following in Lilly Dale Cemetery in Gatchel. Elder Dan Aders will officiate at the services.

 

Robert L. “Bob” Schneider, 51, Jasper

Bob SchneiderRobert L. “Bob” Schneider, 51, of Jasper, died Thursday at (August 27) at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. He was born in Jasper August 18, 1964, to Ronald “Butch” and Alene (Werner)Schneider.

Bpb was a truck driver Bunny Bread for many years and a welder for S&S Machine Shop in Boonville. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, fishing, playing golf, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by two daughters, Taylor Hedinger and husband Daniel, Holland, and Landyn Schneider, Jasper; one son, Garrett Schneider and wife Mariah, Clarksville, Tennessee; his mother, Alene Frank and husband Gary, Jasper; three brothers, Brad Schneider, Boonville, Barry Schneider and wife Bridget, Huntingburg, and Bryon Schneider, Pottersville, Missouri; and four grandchildren, Adilynn and Greyson Schneider and Quinn and Noelle Hedinger.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Monday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Church with burial following in the Enlow Jasper City Cemetery.

Loretta Hasenour, 86, St. Anthony

LorettaHasenourLoretta Hasenour, 86, of St. Anthony, died Wednesday (August 26) at St Charles Health Campus in Jasper. She was born in Celestine July 23, 1929, to Herbert and Rose (Reckelhoff) Stemle. She married Jerome T. Hasenour October 2, 1947, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. He died January 2, 2010.

Loretta was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in St. Anthony and the St. Anthony Christian Mothers, the St. Anthony Community Center, the St. Anthony Conservation Club, and the Senior Citizens Club. She enjoyed flowers ,working in the yard, and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by three daughters, Judy Holweger and husband Allan, Newburgh, Jane Norman and husband Dave, Birdseye, and Sharon Schroering, Jasper; three sons, Randy Hasenour, Crystal, Gary Hasenour and wife Jill, St. Anthony, and Jeff Hasenour and wife Sherry, Newburgh; 15 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; and one sister, Bernice Humbert, Jasper.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence and Anthony Stemle, and one son-in-law, Michael Schroering.

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

Michael L. Oeding, 60, Jasper

Oeding, Michael[1]Michael L. Oeding, 60, of Jasper, died Wednesday (August 26) at his home. He was born in Huntingburg July 12, 1955, to Linus and Marcella (Messmer) Oeding. He married Donna Krodel January 13, 1979, in St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Mike was the assistant Parks and Recreation director for the City of Jasper since 1977. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Ireland Knights of Columbus, the Jasper Gun Club, the Dubois County Sportsman’s Club, and the Indiana Parks and Recreation Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Oeding; one daughter, Katie Hopf and husband Phil, Jasper; one son, Andy Oeding and wife Stephanie, Becker, Minnesota; two grandchildren, T.J. and Ava Oeding; his mother, Sally Oeding, Huntingburg; and two sisters, Sherri Lechner and husband Terry and Janet Meyer and husband Brian, all of Jasper.

He was preceded in death by his father, Linus Oeding.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Make a Wish Foundation, or the Dubois County Sportsman’s Club. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Church with burial following in Shiloh Cemetery. The Ireland Knights of Columbus will perform a memorial service at 6 p.m.

Anna Lee Haug, 83, Ferdinand

AnnaAnna Lee Haug, 83, of Ferdinand, died Tuesday (August 25) at Brookside Village Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Ferdinand December 16, 1931, to Leo C. and Josephine H. (Loew) Jasper. She married Clarence E. Haug October 3, 1953, in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church. He died August 16, 1998.

Anna Lee was a member of St. Ferdinand parish, the Ferdinand American Legion Post No. 124 Auxillary, and was a former Dubois County 4-H leader. She enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, reading, canning, baking, farm life, and being with family and friends.

She is survived by four sons, Mark Haug, Steve Haug and wife Shirley, Joe Haug and wife Karen, and Albert Haug and wife Tammy, all of Ferdinand; three daughters, Cathy Beier and husband Eugene, Diane Lechner and husband Steve, and Ruth Hoffman and husband Keith all of Ferdinand; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Kenneth Jasper, Rapid City, South Dakota, Henry Jasper, St. Anthony, Albert Jasper, Portland, Oregon, and Robert “Bob” Jasper, Tell City; and five sisters, Rita Kunkler, St. Meinrad, Marlene Kunkler and husband Jerome, St. Marks, Teresa Jasper, Jasper, Alberta Lehman, Bloomington, and Phyllis Perkins, Owasso, Oklahoma.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Edward Jasper, and two sisters, Mary Jo Niehaus-Thomas and Margaret Jasper.

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