Obituaries


James R. Uebelhor, 88, Ferdinand

James R. Uebelhor, 88, of Ferdinand, died Thursday, March 26, at Scenic Hills at the Monastery in Ferdinand. He was born in Ferdinand May 14, 1931, to Roman and Odilia (Hollinden) Uebelhor. He married LaVerne Welp August 21, 1954, in Schnellville. She died February 10, 2019.

James served in the U.S. Army from 1949 to 1954 during the Korean Conflict. He was an employee of Bartley’s Grocery Store when he started Uebelhor TV in the basement of his and LaVerne’s home. They later expanded to the garage and then to the current location on Main Street in Ferdinand. They both retired in 1990. Together they enjoyed good food, good music, and many trips to the Corydon Jamboree with friends. James was a member of Christ the King Parish, St. Ferdinand Church; Ferdinand American Legion Post 124; and the Ferdinand Fire Department for 20 years. He was a Gold Pin member of Indiana Volunteer Firefighter’s Association, the Knights of Columbus, and the Ferdinand Jaycees. He helped create the Tri-County YMCA in Ferdinand.

He is survived by two sons, Scott Uebelhor and wife Mary Sue, St. Anthony, and Keith Uebelhor, Ferdinand; three sisters, Marlene Schepers and husband Oscar and Elsie Schwinghamer and husband Ron, all of Ferdinand, and Clara Mae Evrard, Owensboro, Kentucky; five grandchildren, Cole Uebelhor and wife Mary, Tremont, Illinois., Kelsey Jones and husband Nathan, Greenwood, Morgan and Cory Uebelhor, both of Ferdinand, and Randi Uebelhor, Louisville; and one great-grand daughter, Lucy.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Estil Evrard.

Private funeral services will be held at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand with burial following in the St. Ferdinand Church cemetery. Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 will conduct military graveside rites. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Jim and LaVerne Uebelhor Endowment Fund in care of the Dubois Community Foundation. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

David M. Hasenour, 49, Ferdinand

David M. Hasenour, 49, of Ferdinand, died Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville. He was born in Jasper November 14, 1970, to Allen and Irma (Welp) Hasenour.

David was a graduate of Southridge High School and a member of the St. Henry Community Club and Huntingburg Conservation Club. He was a longtime sales representative for Hoosier Business Machines in Jasper. He loved fishing, grilling, pool, softball, and following his children’s activities.

He is survived by four children, Alexandra, Eleanor, Evelyn, and Michael Hasenour, all of Huntingburg; two sisters, Sheila Grass and husband James, Florida, and Linda Gehlhausen and husband Duane, Huntingburg; two brothers, Chris Hasenour and wife Angie, and Tim Hasenour, all of Huntingburg; and nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Irma Hasenour.

Private services will be held Saturday with burial following in St. Henry Cemetery. Nass and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions can be given to benefit David’s children c/o Nass and Son Funeral Home. Online condolences can be shared  at www.nassandson.com.

Doretha R. Mundy, 97, Huntingburg

Doretha R. Mundy, 97, of Huntingburg, died Wednesday, March 25, at Legacy Living of Jasper. She was born in Dubois September 16, 1922, to Anthony and Clara (McGregor) Rasche. She married Charles “Hanger” Mundy October 11, 1944, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Seattle, Washington.

Doretha was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg and its Ladies Sodality and VFW Post 2366 Ladies Auxiliary, a charter member since 1945. She was a participant in a number of card clubs in Dubois County. She worked at General Electric in Tell City during the war efforts and after the war was a stay-at-home mom for many years. She later worked at Devine’s Department Store in Huntingburg, for the State Department of Revenue out of the Huntingburg office, and the Dubois County Health Department where she retired at the age of 80.

She is survived by one son, Ron Mundy and wife Jennifer, Hutingburg; two daughters, Coletta Wehr and husband Stan, Huntingburg, and Julie Dutchess, Jasper; one brother, Hilbert Rasche and wife Snoball, Dubois; seven grandchildren, Natalie Wehr, Indianapolis, Jennifer Meyer and husband Kurt, New Albany, Nicole (Wehr) McClain, Philip Huddleston and wife Tina, and Mark Drescher, all of Huntingburg, Faye Haygood, and husband Bob, Vincennes, and Cheryl Riggs, Omaha, Nebraska; 19 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Mundy, three brothers, Tom, Leroy, and Bernard Rasche, and three sisters, Verona Terwiske, Lorena Hackman, and Rosena Beck.

A church service will be held at a future date at St. Mary’s Church. Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com. Cards of celebration/remembrance can be mailed to Nass and Son Funeral Home, P.O. Box 132, Huntingburg, IN 47542. Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Mary’s Church choir, the YMI Club in Huntingburg, or to a charity of choice.

Freda M. Prior, 92, Huntingburg

Freda M. Prior, 92, of Huntingburg, died Wednesday, March 25, at The Waters of Huntingburg. She was born in Milltown December 29, 1927, to Gilbert and Betty (Key) Emerson.

Freda was a member of Salem United Church of Christ and owned and operated Heritage Hills Storage.

She is survived by five sons, Ron Prior and wife Lisa and Dennis Prior and wife Sharon, all of Huntingburg, Doug Prior and wife Minta, West Jordan, Utah, Scott Prior, Saint Cloud, Florida, and Todd Prior, Panama City, Florida; one sister, Patti Stetter and husband Dennis, Huntingburg; sister-in-law Joyce Lewis , Speedway; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert S. Prior, one brother, Randall Emerson, one sister and brother-in-law, Verena and Bud Sakel.

Private services will be held Friday at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial following in Fairmount Cemetery. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com.

Carol M. Herbig, 86, Ireland

Carol M. Herbig, 86, of Ireland, died Thursday, March 26, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Champagne, Illinois, September 14, 1933, to Hubert and Eleanor (Blessinger) Wagner. She married Robert Herbig  August 9, 1955, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland. He died March 18, 2013.

Carol and her husband were co-owners of Bob and Carol’s Catering for over 25 years. She was a member of St Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland and its St. Anne’s Society. He enjoyed quilting, playing cards, bingo, and watching Indiana Universty basketball and St. Louis Cardinals baseball.

She is survived by one daughter, Sherri Patton and husband Brian, Jasper; one son, Tim Herbig and wife Carol, Ireland; four grandchildren; two step grandchildren;  three great-grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; and one sister, Rosie Renner.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by five brothers, Victor, Robert, Linus, Jerry, and Thomas Wagner, and two sisters, Francis Haley and Donna Mehringer.

Private funeral services will be held at the Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home in Jasper with burial following in the St. Mary’s Church cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary’s Church, the Dubois County Humane Society, or to a favorite charity.

Larry R. Jones, 79, Jasper

Larry R. Jones, 79, of Jasper, died Tuesday, March 24, at his home. He was born in Velpen December 1, 1940, to Paskel and Helen (McClure) Jones. He married LuCinda Gutgsell February 15, 1974.

Larry attended grade school in Velpen and graduated from Otwell High School. He was a lifelong truck driver. He was a member of Jasper Moose Lodge 1175 and the Huntingburg Fraternal Order of Eagles.

He is survived by his wife, LuCinda “Cindi” Jones; three sons, John Jones and wife Maria, Coe, Jerry Jones, Oakland City, and Joseph Jones and wife Sara, Washington; two daughters, Lydia Jones-Horvath and husband Mike, Indianapolis, and Angela Jones, Vincennes; one brother, Sam Jones, Duff; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister-in-law, Janice Jones.

Private services will be held at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg Saturday with burial following in Augusta Cemetery. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com.

Robert William “Bill” Maitlen, 71, Jasper

Robert William “Bill” Maitlen, 71, of Jasper, died Tuesday, March 24, at his home. He was born in Winchester September 10, 1948, to  Charles and Gladys (McIntyre) Maitlen. He married Lynn Janney December 7, 1974, at Normal City United Methodist Church in Muncie.

Bill was a graduate of Earlham, Ball State, and the American University of the Caribbean where he attained his Doctorate of Medicine. He opened his own practice in Connersville prior to joining Jasper Family Physicians in 1993. He practiced in Jasper for 23 years and retired in 2016. He was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church, loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, listening to music, and car rides, especially driving his 1968 Corvette.

He is survived by his wife, Lynn Maitlen; one daughter Vanna Lauer and husband Branden, Huntingburg; three sons, Steve Maitlin and wife Anji, Princeton, and Eric and Doug Maitlin, both of Jasper; one sister, Lynda Burns and husband Virgil, Greenville, Ohio; and seven grandchildren, Abby, Corey, Samantha, Dalylah, Jaxin, Axl, and Mya.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Tom Maitlen, and one sister, Mary Alyce Ford.

Private funeral services were held at Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home in Jasper followed by burial in Shiloh Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com.

Mary Faye, Altmeyer, 86, Dale

Mary Faye Altmeyer, 86, of Dale, died Monday March 23, at Core Nursing and Rehab in Dale. She was born in Warrick County August 8, 1933, to Charles R. and Gertrude (Spradlin) Wilder.

Mary was a homemaker.

She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Sowders, Owensboro, Kentucky, Karen Lutgring, Tell City, and Diana Snyder, Virginia; three sons, George Altmeyer III, Shoals,Gerald Altmeyer, Chandler, and Daniel Altmeyer, Huntingburg; one brother, Alan Altmeyer; and one sister, Dorothy.

Private funeral services will be held Friday at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial following in Folsomville Cemetery. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com.

James W. “Jim” Hanning, 92, Santa Claus

James W. “Jim” Hanning, 92, of Santa Claus, died Friday, March 20. He was born in Santa Claus June 10, 1927, to Charles and Hilda (Reinke) Hanning.

Jim was a lifelong resident of Santa Claus, residing on the family farm. In addition to farming he was a postal carrier and served as a county councilman. He was on the board of directors of Mutual Home Insurance, Santa La Hill Water, and Spencer County Bank. He served in the United States Navy, was a member of Santa Claus American Legion Post 242, Gentryville Masonic Lodge 424, Scottish Rite, Hadi Temple, and Santa Claus United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing, watching sports, and spending time with family, his passion was farming.

He is survived by three daughters, Cynthia Bull and husband Victor, Harleyville, South Carolina, Constance Wagner and husband Othmar, Santa Claus, and Christina Lee and husband Michael, Dale; six grandchildren, Alison and Lindsey Bull, James Wagner and wife Susan, Jonathan Wagner and wife Ashley, Jeffrey Wagner and wife Courtney, and Morgan (Michael) Rice; two step-grandchildren, Scott Lee and wife Brooke and Beth Lee; 11 great-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Jane Brittingham and husband Hanning, Jasper, and his special friend, Macy Schmitt, Santa Claus.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen Hanning.

Due to the coronavirus, a private family service will be held Tuesday at the Santa Claus United Methodist Church. Rev. Tim Ahlemeyer and Rev. Jill Kaetzel will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at the church cemetery with Santa Claus American Legion Post 242 conducting military honors. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Santa Claus United Methodist Cemetery Fund at 351 North Holiday Blvd., Santa Claus, IN 47579, or Heart to Heart Hospice at 415 E. 6th Street, Jasper, IN 47546. Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com.

Radius W. Weisman, 75, Jasper

Radius W. Weisman, 75, of Jasper, died Friday, March 20, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Boone Township July 22, 1944, to Alfred and Viola (Thimling) Weisman. He married Rebecca L. Sermersheim September 27, 1969, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Radius was a 1962 graduate of Ireland High School. He received a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Purdue University. He was a member of the United States Army National Guard. He retired from the Farm Service Agency, where he served as executive director. He worked part time for Dubois County Soil and Water Conservation Service. He was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boone Township, the Jasper Rifle and Gun Club, the Fraternal Order of Police, Ireland Sportsman Club, Purdue Alumni Association, and the Purdue Alumni Club of Dubois County. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing golf, and playing cards.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Weisman; two sisters, Marlene Mann and husband John, Dubois, and Barbara Mosby and husband Jerry, Troy; two brothers, Charles Weisman and wife LaVerne, Ireland, and David Weisman and wife Susan, Boone Township; brother-in-law Richard L. Sermersheim and wife Doris, Jasper; sister-in-law Ruth Bellner and husband Ronald, Jasper; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, John W. and Martin J. Weisman.

Private funeral services were held at Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home in Jasper followed by entombment in the Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorial contributions can be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com.