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Dorothy A. Bachman, 80, Jasper

Dorothy A. Bachman, 80, of Jasper, died Saturday, November 16, at her home. She was born in Schnellville October 7, 1938, to Leo and Veronica (Seger) Lueken. She married Eugene Bachman May 30, 1959, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Schnellville.

Dorothy was a 1956 graduate of Birdseye High School. She was a homemaker, a child care provider for many years, and worked at Leed’s Selling Tools. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper and the Ladies Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mother. She enjoyed quilting, embroidery, crocheting, and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Gene Bachman; two daughters, Ann Reutman and husband Jeff and Marla Bachman, all of Jasper; two sons, Allen Bachman and wife Rita, Bretzville, and Mike Bachman and wife Kathy, Jasper; three grandchildren, Alex and Kelli Reutman and Maria Bachman; three sisters, Therese Ernst and Marie Dall and husband Robert, all of Ferdinand; and Janice Hurst, Huntingburg; and one brother, Ray Lueken and wife Aileen, Celestine.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three sisters, Rosemary Lueken who died in infancy, Eileen Schuler, and Rosalee Scherle, and two brothers, Louis and Ralph Lueken.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, Indiana and from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Church. The Ladies Sodality will pray a rosary at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Holy Family Parish Quilting Fund. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church with entombment to following in the Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum.

James D. “Jim” Neely, 60, Jasper

James D. “Jim” Neely, 60, of Jasper, died Friday, November 16, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Deerfield, Illinois, January 23, 1958, to James and Carol (Schauberger) Neely. He married Ann (Gadlage) Taylor January 24, 2003.

Jim was a 1976 graduate of Dayton Christian High School and a 1980 graduate of Cedarville College, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree. Jim previously was the news director for WITZ and was a pastor at Grace Community Church. He was a member of CrossPoint Fellowship Church and loved to write, listen to music, and spend time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Neely; one daughter, Sarah Bradshaw and husband Evan, Indianapolis; one step daughter, Amy Mehringer and husband Shaun, Evansville; one step son, Ryan Taylor and wife Dayna, Jasper; four grandchildren, Ally, Kayden, Max, and Wyatt; his mother, Carol Neely, Terre Haute; two sisters, Janie Street and husband John, Santa Clarita, California, and Patty Zemmer and husband Dave, Terre Haute; and one brother, Kenn and wife Julie, Evanston, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Neely, and one sister, Sandy Lewis.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel. Memorial contributions can be made to the wishes of the family. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with burial following at a later date.

 

Rebecca Lynn Petry, 58, Evansville

Rebecca Lynn Petry, 58, of Evansville, died Wednesday, November 14 at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville. She was born in Evansville April 3, 1960, to Darb and Mary Ann (Gatewood) Gilmore.

Rebecca worked at Kimball International; and enjoyed reading and collecting antiques.

She is survived by two sons, Chad Petry and wife Leslie, Holland, and Adam Petry and wife Brandie, Birdseye; and four grandchildren.

There will be no services. Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com.

VaRena L. Sakel, 87, Huntingburg

VaRena L. Sakel, 87, of Huntingburg, died Wednesday, November 14, at the Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Jasper October 23, 1931, Gilbert L.
and Bessie L. (Key) Emerson. She married Glen Lee “Bud” Sakel October 8, 1950, at Huntingburg Methodist Church. He died February 18, 2013.

VeRena was a graduate of Huntingburg High School. She worked as a secretary for Dr. Bretz and as a homemaker. She was a member of the Huntingburg United Methodist Church and enjoyed spending time with her family, sewing, knitting, and cooking.

She is survived by three daughters, Christie Jane Spear, Unionville, Lea Ann Liles, Hernando, Mississippi, and Julia Kay Hohl, Huntingburg; two daughters, Freda Prior, Huntingburg, and Patricia “Patty” Stetter, Lake Helmerich (Huntingburg); one son, Randall Emerson, Speedway; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one son, Bradley Scott Sakel.

Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Saturday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with burial following in Fairmount Cemetery. Rev. Lee Campbell will officiate.

Judy Olinger, 79, Huntingburg

Judy Olinger, 79, of Huntingburg, died Wednesday, November 14. She was born in Huntingburg December 13, 1939, to Jacob and Freda (Kellams) Nahler. She married Norb Olinger December 31, 1958.

Judy was a 1957 graduate of Huntingburg High School and a 1987 graduate of 1987. In 2011 she earned the School of Landscape Architecture’s Distinguished Alumnae Award.

She is survived by one son, Kent; one daughter, Laura; and two granddaughters, Amalia and Hanna Frick.

She was executive director of the City of Huntingburg’s Chamber of Commerce from 1971 through ’75. Further, she provided 48 years of advice, designs, and labor to the chamber and the city of Huntingburg. She devoted her career to the renovation and beautification of downtown Huntingburg. Throughout the 1970s she gave 10 years as leader of Brownie Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cubs, Webelos and Boy Scouts. She was president of the Southridge High School Band Boosters from 1978 through 1980.
She was a past member of the church council of Huntingburg Salem United Church of Christ, in Huntingburg. She served multiple terms as a member of the church’s buildings and grounds committee as well as 45 years as a member and director of the church’s choirs.

She was a past-president of the Huntingburg Foundation, a member of Patoka 2000, and a contributing member of Historic Southern Indiana and Historic Landmarks of Indiana. She recently served as consultant with Huntingburg’s Stellar Cities Project. She volunteered many years on the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals. She was a past member of the Huntingburg Music Club, Huntingburg Study Club and the county’s Celebration Singers. She earned the Chamber of Commerce’s Golden Leaf award in 2007.
Friends may offer memorial donations to the Salem Church Music Fund and “Gus” Grissom Scholarship Fund of the Purdue Alumni Club of the Dubois County Area.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg and from 9-10 a.m. Monday at Salem United Church of Christ. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Salem Church. Rev. Mike Thompson will officiate.

Arlene Schneider, 83, Jasper

Arlene Schneider, 83, of Jasper, died Thursday, November 15, at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Cuzco November 5, 1935, to Victor and Ada (Owen) McCune. She married Basil A. Schneider November 10, 1956. He died November 16, 2000.

Arlene was a graduate of Vincennes University Jasper Campus and was a member of Redemption Christian Church in Jasper. He was manager for the Tulip Tree in Jasper, and worked for Sears in French Lick for several years.

She is survived by two brothers, Duane McCune and wife Patty, Cuzco, and Max McCune, Jasper; two sisters, JoAnn Cramer and husband Bob, Terre Haute, and Judy McCune, Salem; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one foster son, Robert Huff, and one brother, Jack McCune.

Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions can be made to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A private burial will follow in Cuzco Cemetery. Pastor Darrel Land will

officiate.

Ada Lee Peters, 90, Jasper

Ada Lee Peters, 90, of Jasper, died Thursday, November 15, at the Timbers of Jasper. She was born in Harrisburg, Illinois, December 9, 1927, to Brownell and Maurell Rude. She married Coen E. Peters March 12, 1949, in Vincennes. He died January 1, 1995.

Ada Lee was a member of the Church Of God Of Prophecy in Vincennes. She was a homemaker and a nurse’s aide for many years in Vincennes.

She is survived by two sons, Bruce Peters (Theresa), Memphis, and Larry Peters (Traci), Dubois, one step-son, Coen L. Peters (Leanis), Harbeson, Delaware.

In addition to her parents and husband was preceded in death by one daughter, Connie Tucker, one sister, Nancy Beaston, and two brothers David and Clarence Rude.

There will be no funeral service as she will be cremated per her request. There will be a Celebration of Her Life in the future on a date yet to be determined. Online condolences can  be shared at www.becherkluesner.com.

Betty H. Schwinghamer, 91, Huntingburg

Betty H. Schwinghamer, 91, of Huntingburg, died Wednesday, November 14, at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. She was born in Huntingburg March 31, 1927, to Valentine and Mildred (Astrike) Haas.

Betty was formerly employed as a clerk in the medical office of Dr. Bretz; and was active in the Council of Catholic Women while residing in Florida.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Steve (Becky Menke) Schwinghamer of Huntingburg.

In addition to her patents she was precede d in death by her husband, Jerome Schwinghamer, who died in 1990, and her sister, Ruth Ann Seaton.

Funeral services at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg. Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg has been entrusted with the service arrangements. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Condolences may be shared online at www.nassandson.com.

Jonathan Alcantar-Ramirez, 21, Huntingburg

Jonathan Alcantar-Ramirez, age 21, of Huntingburg, died Tuesday, N0vember 13, inn an auto accident on Interstate 64 near Lynnville.

He was born May 13, 1997, in Tarandacuao, Guanajuato, Mexico. J 13, onathan was a student at Vincennes University Jasper Campus; a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church; and enjoyed soccer and working with computers.

He is survived by his parents, Raul Alcantar and Maria Ramirez Garcia; two brothers and one sister, Alexis Alcantar, Raul Alcantar, and Maria Guadalupe; and four grandparents, J. Carmelo Ramirez, Leopoldo Alcantar, Alicia Garcia, and Lorenza Sandoval – all of Huntingburg.

Funeral services for Jonathan Alcantar-Ramirez will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg with burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 2:00-8:00 p.m., on Friday, November 16th. A parish rosary prayer vigil will be held at 7:00 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. Condolences may be shared online at: www.nassandson.com

Kenneth L. “Kenny” Krempp, 87, Jasper

Kenneth L. “Kenny” Krempp, 87, of Jasper, died Wednesday, November 14, at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. He was born in Jasper September 3, 1931, to Edwin and Marcella (Hochgesang) Krempp. He married Jane Schneider August 27, 1955, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Kenny graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. Degree in Business. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was a U.S. Army veteran and received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Jasper High School. He was president and chairman of Krempp Lumber and Construction and was one of the founding members of United Cabinet Incorporated which became Aristokraft. He was a director at Indiana Furniture and was involved in various local businesses and organizations in the community. He served on the Jasper School Board for several years.

He was a member of St. Joseph Church where he served as lector and a historian for the parish. He was instrumental in getting the church registered on the United States National Register of Historic Places. He also was responsible for nominating St. Joseph’s Nativity stained glass window which was used by the United States Historical Society for its annual stained glass plate. He and his wife received the Evansville Diocese Brute Award in 1997.

He loved spending time with God, family, and friends, quail hunting, fishing, gardening, local history, the St. Louis Cardinals, and Indiana University. His canoe trips to the Quetico National Park in Canada and his pheasant hunting trips to South Dakota were special to him.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Krempp; two daughters, Kenwyn Kealing and husband Bob, Indianapolis, and Karen Olinger and husband Eric, Huntingburg; three sons, Andy Krempp and wife Brenda, John Krempp and wife Shari, and Bill (Missy) Krempp and wife Missy, all of Jasper; 19 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Stanley G. Krempp.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Catholic 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. Saturday at St. Joseph Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.