Obituaries


Emogene C. Brames, 76, St. Henry

Emogene BramesEmogene C. Brames, 76, of St. Henry died Wednesday (August 24) at her home. She was born in Mariah Hill August 9, 1940, to Hubert and Philomena (Daunhauer) Dilger. She married Harold A. Brames July 7, 1962, in Mary Help of Christians Church in Mariah Hill. He died October 24, 2015.

Emogene was a member of St. Henry Parish and its Christian Mothers. She was a lifetime member of the St. Henry Community Club. She retired from Holiday Foods in Huntingburg and she enjoyed being with family and friends.

She is survived by two daughters, Rita Brames, McCordsville, and Jennifer Edwards and husband Thomas, Mt. Joliet, Tennessee; three sons, Steve Brames, St. Henry, Dave Brames, Bretzville, and Pat Brames and wife Nanette, Verona, Kentucky; four grandchildren, Madison and Paige Brames and Zachary and Nathan Edwards; six brothers, Bill Dilger, Huntingburg, Dennis Dilger and wife Jane, Leon Dilger and wife Doris, and Larry Dilger and wife Janet, all of Mariah Hill, Jim Dilger and wife Darlene, Ferdinand, and E.J. Dilger and wife Shirley, Lake City, Florida; and two sisters, Marie and Sandy Dilger, both of Mariah Hill.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two brothers, Alvin and Herbert Dilger.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and 7-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Henry Church Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.becherfuneralhome.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Henry Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

Lillian K. Fritz, 86, St. Anthony

Lillian FritzLillian K. Fritz, 86, of St. Anthony, died Tuesday (August 23) at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Schnellville August 21, 1930, to Anthony and Helen (Greenwell) Nordhoff. She married Lawrence L. Fritz February 21, 1952, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Schnellville. He died August 29, 1992.

Lillian was a homemaker and worked as a sales woman for Schum Monument company in Dale for 25 years. She was a member of Divine Mercy Parish – St. Anthony Catholic Church. She enjoyed playing cards and spending time with her family, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and friends.

She is survived by two daughters, Kristy D’Esposito and husband, Frank, Huntingburg, and Jill Hasenour, St. Anthony; one son, Jeff Fritz, St. Anthony; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Marge Knies, Huntingburg, and two sisters-in-law, Karen Nordhoff, Jasper, and Sally Nordhoff, Indianapolis.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one son, John Fritz, one daughter, Patricia Ebert, one grandson, Nick Ebert, four sisters, Lucille and Helen Merkel, Rosie Gutgsell, and Mary Lou Kirst, four brothers, Charles, Bob, Bill, and Tony Nordhoff, and five siblings who died in infancy and childhood.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to Divine Mercy Parish or to a favorite charity. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

Ambrose A. Pfister, 98, Jasper

Ambrose PfisterAmbrose A. Pfister, 98, of Jasper, died Monday (August 22) at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. He was born in Jasper July 20, 1918, to Amos and Elizabeth (Streicher) Pfister. He married Mildred Fritch December 6, 1945, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. She died November 20, 2000.

Ambrose retired from Kimball, Jasper Laminates after 28 years of service. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran – 1st Battalion, 152nd Infantry. He served in New Guinea from 1941 to 1945. He was a member of VFW Post No. 673 and American Legion Post No. 147. He was also a member of St. Joseph Church and the Jasper Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed bowling, traveling, and playing cards.

He is survived by two daughters, Sarah Kasprzak and Ann Bonam, both of Jasper; four grandchildren, Andrew Kasprzak and wife Jolee, Michelle Kasprzak, and Nicholas and Luke Bonam; one step grandchild, Miles Moffett; one sisters, Rose Mehringer, Jasper; and one brother, Ed Pfister and wife Joan, Jasper.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by three brothers, Donald, Dennis, and Leon Pfister.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church. 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. VFW Post No. 673 will conduct military graveside rites.

 

 

Wesley P. Voelkel, 88, Dubois

Wesley VoelkelWesley P. Voelkel, 88, of Dubois, died Sunday (August 21) at Brookside Village Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Dubois December 30, 1927, to John and Goldie (Comstock) Voelkel. He married Doris Blessinger November 16, 195,7 in St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Dubois.

Wesley served with the U.S. Army in Korea as a tank operator, worked at the Indiana Cabinet Company in Dubois for 30 years, and retired from Kimball International after
12 years. He was a member of St. Peter’s Church in Dubois and enjoy and American Legion Post No. 147. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and reading his bible.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Voelkel; three daughters, Carla Durcholz, Huntingburg, Sharon Brames, Nokomis, Florida, and Donna Haase and husband Michael, Jasper; six grandchildren; Daniel Durcholz and wife Emily, Nicole Durcholz, Tyler and Ryan Brames, Eric Haase, and Kevin Hasse and wife Maria; two great-grandchildren,
Traycen and Carlie Haase; and three sisters, Faye Rhienhart, Bowling Green, and Wilma Hall and Ella Himsel, both of Dubois.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, John Ray and Stanley Voelkel, and Clarence Voelkel, who died in infancy, and one sister, Gladys Ferrell.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter’s Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to a favorite charity. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery. Rev. John Sterrett will officiate. American Legion Post 147 will conduct military graveside rites.

in Dubois with burial to follow in
St. Peter’s Cemetery. The Rev. John Sterrett will officiate. American Legion Post
# 147 will conduct military grave side rites.

Raymond “Hap” Rees, 83, Jasper

Raymond ReesRaymond “Hap” Rees, 83, of Jasper, died Saturday (August 20) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Jasper May 27, 1933, to Henry and Mary (Meyer) Rees. He married Anna Fox February 8, 1958, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Raymond served in the U.S. Army in Germany and retired from the Jasper Corporation, where he worked as a night watchman 46 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Church.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Rees; two daughters, Ann Bleemel and husband Alan, Sr., Loogootee and Mary Jane Tackett and husband Wayne, West Virginia; two sons, David Rees and wife Georgia, Louisville and James Rees and Brian Ernst, Jasper; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ann Robison, Indianapolis.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three sisters, Elsie Ward, Mary Lou Rees, and Sr. Frances Rees, SP, and two brothers, Herbert and Jack Rees.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church or to the Raymond Rees family. Funeral services at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. VFW Post No. 673 will conduct military graveside rites.

 

 

Eugene L. “Gene” Seufert, 89, Holland

Eugene SeufertEugene L. “Gene” Seufert, 89, of Holland, died Wednesday (August 17) at his home. He was born in Dubois County August 26, 1926, to Frank and Martina (Linduar) Seufert. He married June Roesner November 20, 1971, in Dale.

Gene was a retired farmer. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Holland where he served as a deacon and the Santa Claus American Legion Post No. 242. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, June Seufert; two sons, Dion Seufert and wife Sonya and Eugene Seufrert and wife Mary, all of St. Anthony; four daughters, Avis Byers and husband Tony, Holland, Cindy Scherzinger and husband Charlie and Sharlete Ulman and husband Don, and Dixie Denton, all of Huntingburg; two step-sons, Jan Schickel and wife Peggy, Washington, and Jeff Schickel, Linton; two sisters, Esther Ballard, Oregon, and Merinda Pozzo and husband John, St. Louis; three brothers, Alvin Seufert and wife Louella, Holland, Walter Seufert, Fishers, and Norbert Seufert, Huntingburg; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Nettie Bronik.

Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Saturday at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg and from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at St. James Lutheran Church. Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. James Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Pastor David Darling will officiate. The Santa Claus American Legion memorial detail will conduct military graveside rites.

Blanche Mae Arnold, 89, Dale

Blanche ArnoldBlanche Mae Arnold, 89, of Dale, died Wednesday (August 17) at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand.She was born near Lincoln City July 20, 1927, Indiana to Frank and Lillian (Wahl) Sergesketter. She married Cletus Arnold November 3, 1945, in Dale. He died in 1999.

Blanche worked as a custodian at David Turner Elementary School from 1970 to 1998. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dale and enjoyed gardening and crossword puzzles.

She is survived by two daughters, Patty Perry and husband Mike, Kokomo, and Janet Villines and husband Pat, Dale; three sons, Larry Arnold and companion Georgia Tretter, Dale, Steve Arnold and wife Rita, Washington, and Greg Arnold and wife Aimee, Huntingburg; one brother, John Sergesketter and wife Dolores, Dale; ten grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 8-10 a.m. (CDT) Saturday at St. Joseph Church. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Church. Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. (CDT) Saturday at the church with burial following in the Dale Cemetery. The funeral mass will be celebrated by Fr. John Brosmer. The Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg has been entrusted with the arrangements.

 

David Franklin Payne, 60, Jasper

David PayneDavid Franklin Payne, 60, of Jasper, died Saturday (August 13) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Indiana September 12, 1955, to Raymond and Jenny (Morgan) Payne.

David’s mother passed away at an early age and he was subsequently raised by his grandmother, Ruth Morgan. He was a computer and electronics technician and was employed at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill in Jasper. While living in Bloomington he was a member of the build team that constructed Indiana University’s cyclotron. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1976 to 1980 and loved music and fishing.

He is survived by one daughter, Stacy Buhr and companion Kevin Marchino, Huntingburg; one sister-in-law, Brenda Payne, Bedford; and two granddaughters, Kayla and Molly Buhr, both of Huntingburg.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, John Payne.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Memorial contributions can be made to the funeral home to assist with burial expenses. Condolences may be shared online at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor David King officiating and the VFW Post No. 2366 Memorial Detail conducting military honors. Cremation will follow the funeral.

Anthony Scott Sturgeon, 30, Ferdinand

Sturgeon2Anthony Scott Sturgeon, 30, of Ferdinand, died Saturday (August 13) in Jasper. He was born in Huntingburg November 1, 1985, to Randy Sturgeon and Gayle (Seitz) Rasche.

Anthony was a tattoo artist. He loved to fish, listen to music, and spend time with family.

He is survived by his parents, Randy and Mindy Sturgeon, Ferdinand, and Chris Rasche, Jasper; one brother, Shawn Sturgeon, Vincennes; one sister, Kendra Sturgeon, Mt. Vernon; four step-brothers, Jarod Farris,Oregon, Luke Hill, Evansville, Matt Hill, Lafayette, and Clayton Harris, St. Louis; his grandparents, Dennis and Diane Reutman, Ferdinand, Harold and Janet Sturgeon, Bristow, Jim and Mary Rasche, Jasper, and Pat Ryan, Evanville; his fiancé, Kelsey Lance, Ferdinand, and three stepchildren, Rylee, Breena and Bane.

He was preceded in death by grandparents Vernon Seitz and Linda Fleck.

Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Tuesday and from 8-10 a.m. Wednesday at Nazarene Church in Huntingburg. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church with burial following in Bretzville Cemetery. Brother William Covey, Pastor Leroy Powell and Pastor Daryl Land will officiate services.

Charles E. “Charlie” Eichmiller, 79, Jasper

Charlie EichmilerCharles E. “Charlie” Eichmiller, 79, of Jasper, died Saturday (August 13) at his home. He was born in Haysville October 15, 1936, to Ludwig and Eva (Huebner) Eichmiller. He married Nancy Goodman June 21, 1958. She died August 4, 2011.

Charlie retired from Kimball Upholstery. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Jasper and enjoyed spending time with friends and family.

He is survived by two daughters, Gayle McDaniel, Jasper, and Patty Street and husband Alan, Loogootee; one son, Jeff Eichmiller and wife Toni, Huntingburg; three grandchildren, Teri Becker, Holly Street, and Matthew McDaniel; and one sister, Rebecca Altmeyer, Stendal.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by three sisters, Dorothy Graham, Hazel Bingham, and Pauline Henke, and one brother; Donny Eichmiller.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ or to Anderson Woods. Condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity United Church of Christ with burial following in the Haysville Community Cemetery. Pastor Debbie Roe will officiate.