Obituaries


Brenda K. Myers, 63, Celestine

Brenda K. Myers, 63, of Celestine, died Monday (September 11) at the home of a sister in Terre Haute. She was born in Washington September 1, 1954, to Conan “Red” and Gertrude “Boonie” (Neidige) Jones.

Brenda was a 1972 graduate of Washington High School. She worked at Jasper Seating Company for 33 years and at Kimball Electronics for five years. She enjoyed playing golf.

She is survived by one son, Joshua Myers and wife Angie, Celestine; one daughter, Shannon Bell and husband Charles, Washington; four grandchildren, Tristen and Ethan Myers and Charles and Cody Bell; three sisters, Linda Berry, West Palm Bay, Florida, and Nina Lowe and husband Brad and Donna Elsey and husband Bob, all of Terre Haute, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Darrell Berry, and one nephew, Brian Berry.

Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel.

Tillie C. Beckman, 98, Dubois

Tillie C. Beckman, 98, of Dubois, died Monday (September 11) at The Timbers of Jasper Health Care. She was born in Celestine February 2, 1919, to Joseph and Anna (Schnell) Heichelbech. She married Raymond J. Beckman October 2, 1940. He died March 5, 1997.

Tillie was a homemaker her entire adult life.

She is survived by one son, Larry Beckman and wife Judy, Dubois; three grandsons, Kent, Kurt, and Scott Beckman; two great-grandsons, one step-great-grandson, and one step-great-great-granddaughter; and one sister, Edna Nonte, Jasper.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by three sisters, Alice Mathies, Irene Mathies, and Frances Prechtel.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Dubois. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Raphael Church, the Dubois Fire Department, or to Dubois Community Park. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Raphael Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

Dolores L. Rauscher, 83, Huntingburg

Dolores L. Rauscher, 83, of Huntingburg, died Saturday (September 9) at Daviess Community Hospital in Washington. She was born in Jasper July 11, 1934, to Aloysis and Eldena (Zehr) Otto. She married Elbert Russell “Russ” Rauscher September 1, 1951, in Jasper. He died November 27, 1994.

Dolores worked in the housekeeping department of CORE Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Huntingburg. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg and the V.F.W. Post No. 2366 Ladies Auxiliary and was an avid bingo player.

She is survived by one daughter, Lynn Ferguson and husband Danny, Evanston, two sons, Stan Rauscher and wife Arlene, Huntingburg, and Tom Rauscher, Jasper; two brothers, Donnie Otto and wife Shirley, Huntingburg, and Denny Otto and wife Marlene, Jasper; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one daughter, Paula Jane Kratzer, who died February 21, 2012, and two grandchildren, Eric Kratzer and Damien Holmes.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. A parish rosary prayer vigil will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home followed by a memorial service conducted by the V.F.W Auxiliary at 6 p.m. Online condolences may be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m.Thursday at St. Mary’s Church with burial following in the church cemetery. The funeral mass will be celebrated by Father Ryan Hilderbrand.

Peggy A. Mundy-McGlothlin, 72, Jasper


Peggy A. Mundy-McGlothlin, 72, of Jasper, died Tuesday (September 5) at her home. She was born in Terre Haute October 2, 1944, to Donald and Mildred (Siebe) Frick. She married Joe McGlothlin May 22, 2014.

Peggy was a member of the American Legion and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, was Director of Religious Education at Sacred Heart Church in Schnellville, and loved playing cards.

She is survived by her husband, Joe McGlothlin, Scottsburg; four sons, Bret Mundy and wife Toni, Birdseye, Bart Mundy and wife Marla, Dale, and Brian Mundy and wife Vivian and David Mundy Jr. and fiancé Diane Wendholt, all of Jasper; three sisters, Susan Kemp and husband Larry and Helen Altmeyer, all of Jasper, and Donna Kunz, Florida; her former husband, David L. Mundy Sr., Jasper; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents Peggy was preceded in death by one sister, Bonnie Reese.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

Linda L. Rickenbaugh, 73, St. Anthony

Linda L. Rickenbaugh, 73, of Saint Anthony, died Saturday (September 9) at her home. She was born in Shoals June 27, 1944, to Chester S. and Ethel Maurice (Cox) Tedrow.  She married Albert Wayne Rickenbaugh September 1, 1974, in St. Anthony.

Linda retired from Corbin’s Drapery in Jasper where she worked for many years. She was active in bible student and music, was an avid artist, and enjoyed playing cards.

She is survived by her husband, Albert Wayne Rickenbaugh; one daughter, Jamie Jahn and husband Kyle, Jasper; one granddaughter, Nalani Peters, Jasper; and two sisters, Juanita Coomer and husband Lonnie and Louis Ludwig and husband Dennis “Red” Ludwig, Jasper.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one sister, Brenda Bundy.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. Funeral services at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with burial following in Mentor Cemetery in Birdseye.

Bernadette “Bernie” Zoglman, 85, Jasper

Bernadette “Bernie” Zoglman, 85, of Jasper, died Wednesday (September 6) at her home. She was born in Spencer County February 6, 1932, to Joseph and Katherine (Konerding) Altman. She married Alvin M. Zoglman November 19, 1949, at St. Meinrad Catholic Church. He died January 5, 1983.

Bernie retired from Kimball Electronics in Jasper. She enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren, fishing, baking, and cooking.

She is survived by one daughter, Marla Braunecker and husband Kenny, St. Anthony; two son, Dennis Zoglman and wife Linda, Haysville, and Scott Zoglman and wife Diane, Jasper; four grandchildren; and one sister, Pauline Morrow and husband Cliff, Castroville, Texas.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one son, Ernie Zoglman, one sister, Marie Altman, and six brothers, Leo, Albert, Clarence, Robert, and Sylvester Altman and Leo Altman, died in childbirth.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Joseph Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

Alexander “Alex” Emmons II, 69, Jasper

J. Alexander “Alex” Emmons II, 69, of Jasper, died Thursday (September 7) at his home. He was born in Marion to J. Alexander and G. Ruth (Davis) Emmons.

Alex was a graduate of Marion High School and Indiana University, a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and the I.U. Student Senate. After a career in hospital administration he retired from Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He also retired as a chief master sergeant of the United States Air Force Reserve with a total of 33 years of service, including active duty during Operation Desert Storm. He served as a substitute teacher at 10th Street School in Jasper. He was a member of the Jasper Lions Club, Jasper Utilities Board, and a board member and coach in the Jasper Youth Soccer program. He coached youth sports in Indianapolis at Little Flower Catholic School and the East Side Soccer Association. He was an avid runner and completed several marathons. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in their school events and watching Indiana University sports.

He is survived by his wife, Mickie (Cahill) Emmons; three sons, Jason Emmons and wife Cindy, Branchville, Alex “Buster” Emmons and wife Amber, Bloomington, and Joshua Emmons, Jasper; two daughters, Lona Moore and husband Joseph, O’Fallon, Illinois, and Sarah Kraft and husband Cory, Springfield, Missouri; 2 grandchildren, Monica, Ethan, Payton, Charles, Macey, Isabella, John, Kaden, Elliana, Isaac, Coralin, and Annalise; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Church or to the Jasper Lions Club. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Church with burial following at a later date.

Dennis Lee Abell, 74, Huntingburg

Dennis Lee Abell, 74, of Huntingburg, died Tuesday (September 5) at his home. He was born in Jasper May 15, 1943, to Colonel and Elma (Chanley) Abell. He married Winonah Elaine Cook April 16, 1966, at Birdseye Christian Church.

Dennis retired as vice president of safety and maintenance at Perkins Specialized Transportation. He then worked part time at Sternberg International Truck Sales. He was a member of Salem United Church of Christ in Huntingburg, served in the Army National Guard, and enjoyed spending time with his two grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Winonah Elaine Abell; one son, Chris Abell and wife Jessica, Huntingburg; two sisters, Carol Platthy, Santa Claus, and Marilyn Wollenmann, Plainfield, Illinois; three brothers, Elwood and Larry Abell, both of Huntingburg, and Pete Abell, Jasper; and two grandchildren, Loren and Cory Abell.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one stillborn son, Jeffrey Neil Abell, and one brother, Gene Abell.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg and from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at  Salem United Church of Christ. Memorial contributions can be made to Salem United Church of Christ or to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday at Salem Church with burial following in Birdseye Cemetery. Pastor Mark West will officiate at the service.

Jennifer Ann Reller, 44, Holland

Jennifer Ann Reller, 44, of Holland, died Monday (September 4) at her home. She was born in Jasper August 6, 1973, to David Ray and Mary (Matthews) Holst. She married Mark Allen Reller May 23, 1992, in Huntingburg.

Jennifer worked as a retail clerk.

She is survived by her husband, Mark Allen Reller; one son, Bryan Reller, Holland; and her father, David Ray Holst, Huntingburg.

She was preceded in death by her mother in 1975.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Online condolences may be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with burial following in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper. Pastor Debbie Roe will officiate at the service.

Robert D. Bernardi, 60, Huntingburg

Robert D. Bernardi, 60, of Huntingburg, died Sunday (September 3) at The Waters of Huntingburg. He was born in Huntingburg July 13, 1957, to Lowell and Leola (Goldman) Bernardi.

Robert was a factory worker. He enjoyed coin collecting and hunting when he was a young man.

He is survived by one sister, Pamela Chesser and husband Gary, Taylorsville, Kentucky; and two brothers, Dennis Bernardi and wife Melanie, Huntingburg, and Todd Bernardi, Marengo.

Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.nassandson.com. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Taswell Cemetery.