Obituaries


Robert W. Duncan, 83, Huntingburg

Robert W. Duncan, 83, of Huntingburg, died Thursday, November 14, at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. He was born in Brazil November 30, 1935, to Chester and Ruby (Adamson) Duncan. He married Alice L. Meyerholtz February 3, 1957, at Salem United Church of Christ in Huntingburg.

Bob was a truck driver for many years for Huntingburg Furniture, D.M.I., and Tartan Furniture and retired as a plant supervisor from Styline/O.F.S. He was a United States Army veteran and served at Keflavik, Iceland, and Ft. Hood, Texas. He was a life member and past commander of VFW Post 2366 in Huntingburg where his friends called him “Ace”. He was a member of Salem Church and enjoyed remote control airplanes, working outdoors, racing, and football.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Alice L. Duncan; two sons, David W. Duncan and wife Annette and Robert T. Duncan and wife Janet, rural Ferdinand; one brother, Fred Duncan, Lakeland, Florida; one sister-in-law, Marilyn Duncan, Huntingburg; four grandchildren, Hilary, Reid, Brent (Jordan), and Makenzie Duncan; and one great-grandson, Emmett.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a twin sister, Alice Ann Duncan, and two brothers, Raymond L. and William “Bill” Duncan.

Friends may call from noon-6 p.m. Sunday at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Memorial contributions can be made to Salem Church. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with burial following in Fairmount Cemetery. Pastor Mark McDaniel will officiate at the service. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the VFW Post 2366 memorial detail.

Dennis J. Fischer, 77, Jasper

Dennis J. Fischer, 77, of Jasper, died Monday, November 11, at The Waters of Huntingburg. He was born in Ferdinand November 11, 1942, to Alfred and Harriett (Gehlhausen) Fischer. He married Anna Lee Tiemann September 16, 1961, in Siberia.

Dennis was a United States Army veteran and was the owners of Quality Auto Sales in Huntingburg.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Lee Fischer; one daughter, Tina Lollar and husband John, Huntingburg; one grandson, Lance Woody, Jasper; two great-grandchildren, Ava and Leighton Woody; two sisters, Laverne Cornett, Petersburg, and Darlene McNelis and husband Bernard, Jasper.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Jason Fischer, and one brother, Eric Fischer.

Private services were held at Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home in Jasper. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com.

Charles E. McNichols, 87, Jasper

Charles E. McNichols, 87, of Jasper, died Sunday, November 10, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Taylorsport, Kentucky, February 15, 1932, to Thomas and Francis (Said) McNichols. He married Cordelia Snelling November 3, 1951. She died September 29, 2018.

Charles was a United States Army veteran and served in the Railroad Batallion. He worked for Norfolk Southern Railway for 35 years. He was a Shriner and a member of the Masonic Temple..

He is survived by one daughter, Sharon K. Kelley, and companion, Dustan Zentler, Jasper; one son, Charles Douglas McNichols, Missouri; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and one brother, Roy McNichols, South Carolina.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Donald Kelley, and two sisters.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com.

Ronald Calvin Ellis, 79, Birdseye

Ronald Calvin Ellis, 79, of Birdseye, died Friday, November 8, at his home. He was born in Indianapolis November 9, 1939, to Russell T. Ellis and Beulah Jean Calvin.

Ron worked as a plumber and truck driver. He was a longtime member of ABATE (the nation’s largest state motorcyclists’ rights organization), loved to ride motorcycles, garden, hunt, fish, and take care of his animals.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Ellis; two sons, Jerry Ellis and wife Rosemary, Coral Springs, Florida, and Michael Ellis and wife Janet, Mooresville; two daughters, Christina Dallmann and husband Glenn, New Castle, and Dawn Powell and husband Tim, Plainfield; two sisters, Linda McCumber, Florida, and Sheron Arnold and husband Robert, Indianapolis; one brother, Gary Ellis and wife Rita, Indianapolis; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grand children.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Danny Ellis.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services  at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with burial following in Mentor Cemetery. Rev. Ron Hickman will officiate.

Cletus C. Lubbehusen, 97, Ferdinand

Cletus C. Lubbehusen, 97, of Ferdinand, died  Wednesday November 6, at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. He was born in Ferdinand February 11, 1922, to Albert  and Mary (Krampe) Lubbehusen. He married Ardella Bockelman January 23, 1947, at St. Joseph Church in Jasper.

Cletus retired from Frank Heidet and Son Hardware after 54 years of employment. He was a lifelong member of St. Ferdinand Parish and its St. Joseph Sodality. He was a member of Jasper Knights of Columbus Council 1584, a life member and charter member of Ferdinand American Legion Post 124, serving as its commander and adjunct, a life member and charter member of Huntingburg Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2366, original board of directors of Patoka Lake, and Dubois County Commissioner for 11 years. He served as treasurer for the Dubois County Democratic Party for 16 years, was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police since 1960, and a former member of the Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department . He and his wife Ardella were the grand marshals for the Ferdinand Sesquicentennial as the oldest married couple in Ferdinand.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Ardella Lubbehusen; one daughter, Karen Hopster, Jasper; five sons, Larry Lubbehusen and wife Penny, Pittsboro, Kenneth Lubbehusen and wife Doreen, Goose Creek, South , John Lubbehusen and wife Eileen and  James Lubbehusen, all of St. Anthony, and Kevin Lubbehusen and wife Sue, Ferdinand; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one brother Roy Lubbehusen and wife Hilda, Sarasota, Florida.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by son-in-law John Hopster, one sister, Alberta Schum, and one brother, Jerome Lubbehusen.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday and from 7-9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

Denny R. Pauckner, 45, St. Anthony

Denny R. Pauckner, 45, of St. Anthony, died Wednesday, November 6, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Huntingburg April 21, 1974, to Donald Petry and Janice Pauckner.

Denny worked as a truck driver and enjoyed fishing, camping, and watching movies.

He is survived by one daughter, Cathryn “Catie” Pauckner, Jasper; one sister, Carrie Holmes, Florida; one half-sister, Elizabeth Petry, Texas; and one half-brother, Brandon Petry, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald Petry and Janice Pauckner.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 7-8 p.m. Sunday at the Hampton Inn Meeting Room in Jasper. Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home in Jasper is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to the wishes of the family.

Eldon Louis Dedrick, 86, Jasper

Eldon Louis Dedrick, 86, of Jasper, died Tuesday, November 5, at The Timbers of Jasper. He was born in Pike County October 14, 1933, to Aaron Lee and Bessie Marie (Grubb) Dedrick. He married Inza Mae Meyer February 21, 1959, at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Parsonage in Stendal.

Eldon served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and retired from Leeds Selling Tools. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, spending time with his family, and collecting toy tractors.

He is survived by his wife, Inza Mae Dedrick; two daughters, Robin Traylor and husband Gary,  Velpen, and Jennifer Blessinger and husband Tony, Jasper; one brother, Frank Dedrick and wife Peggy, Jasper; two sisters, Judy Patterson, Jasper, and Sharon Kovacs, Bedford; sister-in-law Virlee Dedrick, Jasper; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Glen, Richard, and William Dedrick, and two sisters, Mary Lou Polen and Carolyn Friedman.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Nass and Son Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with burial following in St. Peter’s Lutheral Cemetery in Stendal. Military graveside rites conducted by the Holland American Legion Post 343 Memorial Detail. Pastor Ed Wicks will officiate at the service.

Don Rene Mangel, 60, Holland

Don Rene Mangel, 60, of Holland, died Tuesday, November 5, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Huntingburg November 12, 1958, o Maurice and Peggy Mae (Wampler) Mangel.

Don was a graduate of Southridge High School, Oakland City University with an auto technician’s degree, and Ball State University with a Bachelor’s degree. He was employed at Toy’s Auto Parts in Huntingburg. He was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church and the Jasper Coin Club. He was a passionate mechanic, an avid coin collector, and a NASCAR fan. He enjoyed camping, boating, and water skiing, and loved being with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Sandy (Denton) Mantel, Holland; two daughters, Misty Mangel and fiancé Chris Aders, Bristow, and Toni Frick and husband Ben, Ferdinand; two sons, Henry Mangel, Louisville, and Meredith Mangel, Vincennes; two stepchildren, Misty Jones and husband Matt, Evansville, and Audrey Fleck, Jasper; one brother, Richard “Dick” Mangel and wife Brenda J., Holland; and 14 grandchildren.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Memorial contributions can be made to Zoar United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be shared www.nassandson.com. at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Funeral services at noon Saturday at the funeral home with burial following in Zoar Cemetery. Rev. Joe Kamman will officiate at the service.

Anderson Joseph Peters, 16, Ferdinand

Anderson Joseph Peters, 16, of Ferdinand, died Monday, November 4, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala, December 11, 2002.

Anderson was a junior at Forest Park High School, a member of the Forest Park Class of 2021 and the Forest Park wrestling team, and worked at Shamrock Cabinets. He was a member of Christ the King Parish, St. Ferdinand Church and Spencer County 4-H. He was an avid University of Michigan and St. Louis Cardinals fan, loved his dog Oreo, and driving around in his truck.

He is survived by his mother, Gaynell Peters, Ferdinand; one sister, Marlena Peters, Ferdinand; his maternal grandmother, Pearline Peters, Evanston; aunts and uncles Michael and Christine Peters, Evanston, and Brian Peters and wife Elisa, Lamar; and cousins Megan Wimsatt and Jacob, Eddison, Luke, Xia, Sadie, and Katie Peters.

Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Friday and from 7-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Ferdinand Church with burial following  in the church cemetery.

Rick A. Hemmer, 51, Newburgh

Rick A. Hemmer, 51, of Newburgh, died Saturday, November 2, at his home. He was born in Huntingburg February 25, 1968, to Louis A. and Patricia (LeRoy) Hemmer.

Rick was a graduate of Southridge High School and earned his Bachelor’s degree in business from Indiana State University. He was an avid video gamer and loved spending time with his son.

He is survived by one son, William C. Hemmer, Poseyville; his mother, Patricia Hemmer-Sickbert and husband David, Huntingburg; one sister, Becky Joest and husband Michael, Newburgh; one brother, Jon Hemmer and wife Joanna, Stendal, and one niece, Sarah Joest, Evansville.

He was preceded in death by his father, Louis A. Hemmer, who died June 26, 1998.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Memorial contributions can be made to the Warrick County Humane Society. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Rev. Jon Hemmer will officiate at the service.