Obituaries


James R. “Jim” Flick, 72, Jasper

James R. “Jim” Flick, 72, of Jasper, died Tuesday (June 19) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in French Lick November 1, 1945, to Harold and Eithel (Bowman) Flick. He married Mary Beth Lueken August 12, 1975.

Jim was a graduate of Springs Valley High School. He was a construction worker his entire life and enjoyed playing golf.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Beth Flick; one son, Scott Flick, Indiana; one brother, Donnie Flick, Indianapolis; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.

Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Burial will be in Enlow Cemetery in Jasper.

Helen R. Eckert, 91, Jasper

Helen R. Eckert, 91, of Jasper, died Sunday (June 17) at her home. She was born in St. Anthony July 27, 1926, to Leo C. and Mary (Theising) Wehr. She married Mathew “Butts” Eckert November 23, 1943, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. He died Octobert 12, 1979.

Helen retired from Jasper High School, where she worked for many years in food services. She was also a homemaker and worked as a hostess and waitress at the Heritage Inn in Jasper. She was a member of St. Joseph Church and the St. Anne’s Society. She enjoyed gardening, working outdoors, fishing, babysitting, playing games with her great-grandchildren, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by one son, Charles Eckert and wife Gail, Jasper; four daughters, Phyllis Oeding and husband Kenneth, Ferdinand, Carol Toy and husband Mike, Dale, and Gloria Bueltel and husband Charles and Linda Goeppner and husband Frank, all of Jasper; one son-in-law Gene Mehne, Portersville; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and one step great-grandson.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one daughter, Jan (Eckert) Mehne, and one son, Edward J. Eckert. Helen was the last surviving member of the Leo Wehr family.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and until the service time Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. The St. Anne’s Society will pray a rosary at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial  will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

 

Lillian A. Cannon, 97, Portersville

Lillian A. Cannon, 97, of Jasper, died Sunday (June 17) at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Portersville December 11, 1920, to Louis and Catherine (Yeagley) Mauder. She married Herschel J. Cannon July 15, 1944, in Washington. He died in September of 1994.

Lillian was a member of Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church in Martin County. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and cooking.

She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Tharp and husband Kenneth, Loogootee, and Alice Partenheimer and husband Chester, Jasper; one son Jim Cannon and wife June, Loogootee; three grandchildren, Troy Cannon, Treshia Berry, and Leeza Adams; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by  two grandchildren, Bobby Enlow and Kent Tharp, one sister, Mary Lou Hedrick, and two brothers, Vernon and Ralph Mauder

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with burial following in Truelove Cemetery in Martin County. Pastor John Simmons will officiate.

 

Melissa K. “Missy” Woolsey, 56, Loogootee

Melissa K. “Missy” Woolsey, 56, of Loogootee, died Sunday (June 17) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Jasper April 4, 1962, to Harmon and Joanne (Fromme) Woolsey.

Missy was a graduate of Jasper High School. She worked for the Nancy Ruth Habig Estate and was a caretaker for her mother for several years. She was  a past American Gladiator and was on the Gladiator tour where she was known as Missy “Maxi” Woolsey. She was a member of the Ladies of the Jasper Moose and enjoyed spending time with her dog, Angel, and taking care of her yard.

She is survived by her companion, Sharon Schmitt, Loogootee; five brothers, Michael K. Woolsey, Jasper, Mark K. Woolsey, Chicago, Marlon K. Woolsey and wife Rosemary, Jasper, Monty K. Woolsey and wife Lisa, Fishers, and Max K. Woolsey, her godchild,  and his wife Tammy, Fairhope, Alabama; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harmon and Joanne Woolsey.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family to help with funeral expenses. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with burial following at a later date.

Lucille J. Lemmer, 94, Jasper

Lucille J. Lemmer, 94, of Jasper, died Friday (June 16) at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in St. Meinrad July 17, 1923, to William and Minnie (Sternberg) Schlachter.

She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. She enjoyed dancing, playing cards, and cooking.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Lou Lechner and husband John, Jasper; one son, Tom Lemmer, Jasper; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother, William Schlachter, Jr., and one sister, Ruth Henke.

Friends may call from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.  

 

 

Gwen Graves, 42, Ferdinand

Gwen Graves, 42, of Ferdinand, died Friday at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh. She was born in Huntingburg October 15, 1975, to Michael and Karen (Leinenbach) Hagedorn. She married Tim Graves February 15, 2003, at St. Ferdinand Church in Ferdinand.

Gwen enjoyed spending time with her family, fishing, hunting, cooking, and camping and loved her dogs. She gave the gift of life through organ donation.

She is survived by her husband, Tim Graves; one son, Jordan Hagedorn, Ferdinand; one daughter, Gracie Graves, Ferdinand; her parents, Michael and Karen Hagedorn, Bristow; and one brother, Aaron Hagedorn and wife Shannon, Birdseye.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Reynold and Edna Leinenbach and Clarence and Olivia Hagedorn.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. David Hayes will officiate.

Fred J. Popp, 69, Portersville

Fred J. Popp, 69, of Portersville, died Friday (June 15) at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. He was born in Washington July 26, 1948, to Hilbert A. and Eldena L. (Harder) Popp. He married Charlotte Miller October 9, 1976, at St. Paul’s’ Lutheran Church in Haysville. 

Fred worked as a computer technician for Kimball International for many years. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Haysville where he served on the church council and the capital stewardship campaign. He enjoyed living in the country and spending time with friends and family.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Popp; two sons, Chris Popp, Jasper, and Mark Popp and wife Krissy, Fredricksburg, Virginia; five grandchildren, Ben, Quade, Dawson, Nathan, and Leo Popp; and two brothers, Robert Popp and wife Myrna and James Popp and wife Linda, all of Jasper.. 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Louanna Nuhring. 

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at St. Paul’s Church. Pastor Tim Holt will officiate.

 

Jeff E. Fleck, 61, Jasper

Jeff E. Fleck, 61, of Jasper, died Friday (June 15) at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville. He was born in Jasper January 3, 1957, to Albert H. and LaVern C. (Sermersheim) Fleck.

Jeff worked for SIRS in Ferdinand, for the Jasper Knights of Columbus, and for other area restaurants. He was an Eagle Scout with Troop No. 188 and was a Special Olympics athlete, winning numerous medals. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper, the Jasper Knights of Columbus, and was an associate member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family at his residence in Jacob’s Village in Evansville, shrimp dinners, and collecting stuffed animals.

He is survived by one sister, Lisa Kuebler and husband Scott, Jasper; five brothers, Steve Fleck and wife Nancy and Doug Fleck, all of Jasper, Pat Fleck and wife Lavern and Greg Fleck and wife Connie, all of Evansville, and Chris Fleck, Newburgh; and nieces and nephews..

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one nephew, Nathan Fleck, one sister-in-law, Mary Fleck, and on great-niece, Mia Collier.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Church, Jacob’s Village in Evansville, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

James “Jim” Fill, 80, Huntingburg

James “Jim” Fill, 80, of Huntingburg, died Wednesday (June 13) at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville. He was born in Seymour May 8, 1938, to Carl Christian and Dorothy (Davis) Fill. He married Linda Linstrot August 7, 1966, at United Methodist Church in Huntingburg.

Jim was employed as a district scout executive with the Buffalo Trace Boy Scout Council and as a machine operator with Styline Corporation for 30 years. He was a member of United Methodist Church of Huntingburg and Dubois County Masonic Lodge No. 520 F&AM. He served as a corporal in the United States Army, enjoyed wood working, and was a Purdue University sports fan.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda Fill; one daughter, Christy Miller and husband Jan, Huntingburg; one son, Jeff Fill and wife Kim, Morgantown; and two grandchildren, Nicole Fill, Ft. Bliss, Texas, and Nathan Fill, Mogantown.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Allyn, and one brother, Weldon Fill.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg and from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church. A Masonic vigil service will be conducted by the Dubois County Masonic Lodge at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Mnited Methodist Church. Online condolences may be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church with Pastor Lee Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery. The Holland American Legion memorial detail will conduct military graveside rites.

John G. Burger, 60, Jasper

John G. Burger, 60, of Jasper, died Tuesday (June 12) at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville. He was born in Jasper September 14, 1957, to Virgil and Anna Mae (Schnaus) Burger. He married Cathrine Titzer November 13, 1993, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

John was a fifth generation independent turkey farmer. He was active in local politics, serving the public for 18 years, first as a county councilman and later as a county commissioner. He was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper where he served on the school board. He enjoyed gardening, coaching, and watching his children play sports. He was an avid Purdue sports and University of Evansville basketball fan.

He is survived by his wife, Cathrine Burger; three daughters, Jordan Burger, Indianapolis, and Olivia and Emily Burger, both of Jasper; one son Caleb Burger, Jasper; his mother, Anna Mae Burger, Jasper; two sisters, Kathy Hopf and husband Gary, Jasper, and Lisa Melloh and husband Nick, Indianapolis; and two brothers, Mike Burger and wife Shannon, Chesterfield, Missouri, and Jim Burger and wife Beth, Evansville.

He was preceded in death by his father, Virgil Burger.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Precious Blood Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Precious Blood Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Precious Blood Church with entombment following in the Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum.