Obituaries


Kyle A. Meyer, 37, Celestine

wed obit picKyle A. Meyer, 37 of Celestine, died Tuesday (July 28) at his home. He was born in Jasper July 17, 1978, to Randy and Deb (Lechner ) Meyer.

Kyle worked for the Jasper Lumber Company, enjoyed riding four wheelers, hunting, and NASCAR, and was a Green Bay Packers football fan.

He is survived by two sons, Conley Meyer and Dakota Sims, both of Huntingburg; his mother and stepfather, Deb Meyer-Benton and John Benton, Celestine; one sister, Tracy Gutgsell and husband Mark, Schnellville; two step brothers, Andy Benton and wife Danielle, Huntingburg, and Andy Benton and wife Emily, Evansville; his grandmother, Doris Meyer, Celestine; and two nephews, one step-nephew, two step-nieces, and aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his father, Randy Meyer; his paternal grandfather, Elmer Meyer, and his maternal grandparents, Vince and Ruth Lechner.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Peter Celestine Catholic Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery.

Luke A. Love, 55, Jasper

Luke LoveLuke A. Love, 55 of Jasper, died Saturday (July 25) at his home. He was born in Daviess County April 23, 1960, to Ervin and Rosemary (Carrico) Love.

Luke worked as a retail clerk and a waiter at various establishments in Jasper. He was working toward a college degree in social services. He loved animals and enjoyed spending time with his three dogs. He also enjoyed sewing and making custom drapes.

He is survived by seven sisters and four brothers, including Adrian Love of Dubois.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Jasper Knights of Columbus. Memorial contributions can be made to the Dubois County Humane Society. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

Mary M. Johnson, 83, Huntingburg

Mary Johnson useMary M. Johnson , age 83, of Huntingburg, died Monday (July 27) at The Waters of Huntingburg. She was born in San Antonio, Texas, October 23, 1931, to Ellis and Edna (Barthel) Green. She married Charles “Sonny” Johnson May 1, 1954, at the Methodist Church in Bruceville.

Mary was a graduate of Lincoln High in Vincennes. She was the personnel manager at Kmart in Jasper for 18 years and was a member of the Eagles in Huntingburg and the VFW Auxiliary, where she held many offices.

She is survived by two sons, Michael Johnson and wife Jan, Columbus, and Chuck Johnson and wife Carol, Huntingburg; one daughter, Carol Johnson, Huntingburg; two half-sisters, Linda Goble, Lancaster, Texas, and Mozelle Burns, San Antonio, Texas; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and six step great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one daughter, Cheryl Lynn McCoy, one grandson, Nathan Johnson, and one sister, Marjorie Ackerman.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. A VFW Auxiliary memorial service will be held at 6:30 Wednesday. Condolences may be shared online at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Louise C. ‘Weezy” Ubelhor, 70, Jasper

Louise UebelhorLouise C. “Weezy” Ubelhor, 70, of Jasper, died Sunday (July 26) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Huntingburg December 4, 1944, to Raymond and Marie (Troesch) Rickelman.

Weezy was a homemaker and worked at Inwood for several years. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the St. Ann’s Society, and the Ferdinand American Legion. She enjoyed collecting redbirds, playing cards and bingo, and spending time with her kids and grandkids.

She is survived by one daughter, Debbie Zehr, and husband, Clyston (J.R.), Jasper; one son, Donnie Ubelhor and wife, Terri, Holland; four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; three sisters, Ardella Beier, Fulda, Mona Harding and husband Billy, Tell City, and Janice Faulkenberg, Plainfield; and one sister-in-law, Martha Rickelman, Ferdinand.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one sister, Lela Winkler, and one brother, Flavian “Flip” Rickelman.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. The St. Ann’s Society will pray a rosary at 2:45 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. Services at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Church with burial to follow at a later date.

Rosie Knies, 71, Jasper

Rosie KniesRosie Knies, 71, of Jasper, died Friday (Indiana, passed away at 7:10 a.m. on Friday (July 24) at her home. She was born in Celestine March 8, 1944, to Arthur and Minnie(Fischer) Buechler. She married Delmar L. Knies May 2, 1964, at St. Celestine Church. He died September 25, 1996.

Rosie was a self-employed seamstress and worked for St. Vincent de Paul in Jasper for the past 19 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

She is survived by one daughter, Joyce Knies and her fiancé, Monte Maier, Jasper; two sons, Dwayne Knies and wife Sherry, and Jason Knies and wife Amy, all of Jasper; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Fleck and husband Wilfred and Kathy Sivori and husband Jim, all of Huntinburg; and two brothers, Jim Buechler and wife Janet, Celestine, and Arthur Buechler Jr., Vincennes.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Charles Buechler.

Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home in Jasper is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. Private services will be held at a later date with entombment at Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum.

Larry Anthony Schwartz, 57, Birdseye

Larry SchwartzLarry Anthony Schwartz, 57, of Birdseye, died Wednesday (July 22) in a motorcycle accident in Birdseye. He was born in Huntingburg January 14, 1958, to Gilbert and Eunis (Noe) Schwartz.

Larry was a construction worker, a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Bretzville, was a skilled craftsman who enjoyed building projects, enjoyed riding his motorcycle, hanging out with his friends playing pool and cards, and loved his family and grandchildren.

He is survived by two sons, Ryan and Logan Schwartz, both of Huntingburg; one daughter, Nicole Schwartz, Newburgh; his mother, Eunis Schwartz, Huntingburg; one brother, Ron Schwartz, Birdseye; and two granddaughters, Madilyn and Kennedy Schwartz.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Saturday and from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. In lieu of flowers memorials can be sent to the funeral home to assist with burial expenses. Condolences may be shared online at: www.nassandson.com. Services at 4 p.m. (EDT) Sunday at the funeral home with burial following in the Bretzville Cemetery. Rev. Steve Oeth will officiate at the service.

Mary Ann Jochem, 80, St. Henry

Mary-Ann-Jochem-1437566482Mary Ann Jochem, 80, of St. Henry, died Tuesday (July 21) at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. She was born in Fulda August 9, 1934, in Fulda, Indiana to August and Clara (Nielander) Boehm. She married Roman Jochem June 1, 1957, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Fulda.

Mary Ann was a member of St. Henry parish, St. Henry Christian Mothers, St. Henry Catholic Knights Of America, Ferdinand American Legion Post No. 124 Auxillary, and the Ferdinand Home Extention Club. She was a homemaker and a retired cafeteria worker at Ferdinand Elementary. She enjoyed canning, cooking, gardening, word search puzzles, embroidery, cross stitch, and her grandchildren and family.

She is survived by her husband, Roman Jochem; seven daughters, Norma Stetter and husband Brian, Brookville, Ohio, Karen Vonderheide and husband Glen, St. Anthony, Charlotte Schnaus and husband Scott and Joyce Gehlhausen and husband Brian, all of Ireland, Linda Lindauer and husband Kelvin, St. Meinrad, Diana Schlachter and husband Rob, Ferdinand, and Martha Hagedorn and husband Jason, Dale; three sons, Michael Jochem and wife Lori and Patrick Jochem and wife Glennda, all of Ferdinand, and Daniel Jochem and wife Jan, St. Anthony; 28 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Claude Boehm and wife Marietta, Fulda and one sister, Marcella Lindauer, Jasper.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters, Corina Hildenbrand and Esther Harpenau, four brothers, Karl, Edward, Cletus, and Sylvester Boehm, and one grandson in infancy.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and from 7-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Henry Cemetery Fund or St. Henry Church. 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.

Daryl R. Maxey, 76, Huntingburg

Daryl Maxey picDaryl R. Maxey, 76, of Huntingburg, died Wednesday (July 22) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Huntingburg November 5, 1938, to Dwight and Luella (Fehribach) Maxey. He married Carol Buechlein August 7, 1969, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper.

Daryl was a barber for 56 years and worked at D.M.I. for 28 years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg, was an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener; and enjoyed woodworking and collecting Indian artifacts. He served as a Private First Class in the United States Army from 1961 to 1963.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Maxey; one son, Jay A. Maxey and wife Amy, Huntingburg; one brother, Robert Maxey and wife Linda, Ferdinand; one sister, Marilyn Harter and husband Greg, Columbus; four grandchildren, Justine (Zach) Moesner and husband Zach, and Grace, Olivia, and Grant Maxey, all of Huntingburg; and two great-grandchildren, twins Evie and Max Moesner

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. A parish vigil service will be held at p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Condolences may be shared online at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. (EDT) Saturday at St. Mary’s Church with burial following in the church cemetery. V.F.W. Post No. 2366 memorial detail will conduct military graveside rites

Genevieve “Jenny” Miller, 93, Jasper

Jenny MillerGenevieve “Jenny” Miller, 93 of Jasper, died Monday (July 20) at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Schnellville July 1, 1922, to Theodore and Mary (Hentrup) Prechtel. She married Sylvester Miller August 22, 1945, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Schnellville. He died November 22, 1985.

Jenny worked as the manager of Holiday Liquors in Jasper for over 30 years. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and its Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Jasper Circle of the Daughters of Isabella, and Jasper VFW Post No. 673 Ladies Auxiliary. She was a volunteer at Memorial Hospital, enjoyed golf, bowling, playing cards, watching baseball, and spending time with her grandchildren and great -grandchildren.

She is survived by three daughtrs, Elise Krapf and husband Tony, Renae Schmidt and husband Ken, and Annette Brelage and husband Lee, all of Jasper; nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, one step great-grandchild; one brother, Ernest Prechtel, Birdseye, and one sister-in-law, Lauretta Prechtel, Santa Claus.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Antoinette Knies, and four brothers; Richard, Emil, Sylvester, and Denis Prechtel.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Church, Northwood Good Samaritan Retirement Community, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. Services at 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

Phillip R. Jeffries, 72, Ireland

JefferiesPhillip R. Jeffries, 72, of Ireland, died Monday (July 20) at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. He was born in Hardin County, Kentucky, April 2, 1943, to Emmett and Vira (Best) Jeffries. He married Sylvia Bickwermert January 11, 1964, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland.

Phil retired from Kimball International – Jasper Corporation after 39 years of service. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church, was a 1961 graduate of Ireland High School, a member of Jasper Outdoor Recreation, where he served on the board for many years, the Huntingburg YMI, and the Ireland Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Jeffries; three daughters, Shannon Eckert and partner Jeff Wildman, and Kim Mehringer and husband Jeff, all of Jasper, and Tracy Jeffries, Huntingburg; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lula Powell, Florida, and Alice Morris, Jasper; and two brothers, John Jeffries and wife Judy, Ireland, and Larry Jeffries and wife Judy, Huntingburg.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Jeffries, three brothers, Charles, Howard, and Faurest Jeffries, one step-brother; Bob Murry, and three step-sisters, Hazel Gregory, Helen Murry, and Jeannie Wagner.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com, Services at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Church with burial following in the church cemetery.