Obituaries


Sara J. “Sally” Andrews, 87, Raleigh, North Carolina

Sarah J. “Sally” Andrews, 87, of Raleigh, North Carolina, died January 11 in Raleigh. She was born in Elkhart January 9, 1933, to George C. and Helen M. (Gould) Pease. She married Rev. Raymond William Andrews July 27, 1957, in Elkhart. He died July 30, 2015, after 58 years of marriage.

Sally’s husband served as pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Haysville from 1980 to 1995.

She is survived by two daughters and three sons, including Eric Andrews of Haysville, eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one sister.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper and from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s Church in Haysville. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Paul’s or to a favorite charity. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery.

Shawn J. Seger, 33, Jasper

Shawn J. Seger, 33, of Jasper, died Thursday, January 16, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Jasper November 6, 1986, to David D. and Anita (Young) Seger.

Shawn was a 2005 graduate of Jasper High School. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from USI and a Master’s Degree in Theology from Franciscan University. He delivered pizza for many years. He volunteered for the Prison, Prolife, and Homeless Ministry, St. John Bosco Youth Ministry, lectored for mass, multiple retreats across the Evansville Diocese, and J-Walkers Young Adult group. He loved to write songs, play the piano, babysit, play Tuesday night basketball, work on his ministry program (40 Days for Evangelization), and continue writing his book (Connections Between the Old and New Testaments).

He is survived by his parents, David and Anita Seger; two sisters, Amy Soellner and husband Nicholas, Evansville, and Joy Seger, Jasper; four nephews, his godson Michael, August, and Jonah Soellner and one on the way, all from Evansville.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Charles R. and Rita Young, his paternal grandparents, Jerome and Wilma Jeanne Seger, and his godmother, Francine Verkamp.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Members of St. Joseph Parish will lead a rostary at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers and gifts memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Church, St. John Bosco Youth Ministry, or Right to Life of Southwest Indiana. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

Craig M. Heim, 45, Ireland

Craig M. Heim, 45, of Ireland, died Thursday, January 16, at his home. He was born in Jasper November 28, 1974, to Arnie H. and Cyrilla M. (Hartz) Heim. He married Amy B. Schneider February 26, 2000, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Craig was a 1993 Graduate of Jasper High School and a 1998 Graduate of Vincennes University. He was a skilled maintenance technician and worked at Toyota Motor Manufacturing. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland, Ireland Knights of Columbus Council 5581, and Jasper Moose Lodge #1175. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, ATV riding, being outdoors, and spending time with his girls.

He is survived by his wife,  Amy Heim, two daughters, Emily and Madison Heim, both at home; one sister, Arlene Erny and husband Joe, Jasper; two brothers, Chris Heim and wife Bernita and Kent Heim and wife Tina, all of Jasper; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnie and Cyrilla Heim, and one sister, Loretta St. John.

Friends may call from noon-6 p.m. Sunday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. The Ireland Knights of Columbus will conduct a memorial service at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery fund, the Dubois County Community Foundation-Jasper Lady Wildcats Softball Endowment, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

Henrietta Baribault, 98, Ferdinand

Henrietta (Harding) Baribault, 98, of Ferdinand, died Wednesday, January 15, at Scenic Hills at the Monastery in Ferdinand. She was born in Spencer County January 16, 1921, to Adolph and Stella (Scheerle) Kanzler.

Henrietta retired from Alcoa in 1983.

She is survived by two daughters, Pat Schaefer, Ferdinand, and Jacqui Rupp, Santa Claus; four grandchildren, Curt Schaefer and wife Jamie, Jasper, Kelli Lehmkuhler and husband John, St. Anthony, Jamie Anderson and husband Matt, El Dorado Hills, California, and Jodi Macy and husband Evan, Delphi; and 10 great-grandchildren, Tori Rupp, Max, Harper, Jack, and Aidan Anderson, Logan and Mallory Lehmkuhler, and Emily, Ethan, and Caylee Schaefer.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Stines.

Graveside services will be held at a later date at St. Peter’s Church Cemetery in Lamar. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

James Christian “Jim” Ring, 77, Holland

James Christian “Jim” Ring, 77, of Holland, died Monday, January 13, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Evansville June 4, 1942, to Elmer Conrad and Wilma Marie (Wibbler) Ring. He married Sandra Kay SirHendrey November 27, 1970, in Wright City, Missouri.

Jim worked at Holland Dairy, as a farmer, and retired after 22 years with the Dubois County Highway Department. He was a member of Augustana United Church of Christ and Holland American Legion Post 343. He was a veteran of the United States Army; was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan; and enjoyed gardening, hunting, listening to music, and being part of the Holland Dairy Band.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Kay Ring; one daughter, Julie (Thad) Litkenhus and husband Thad, Mackinaw, Illinois; two sons, Nathan (Holly) Ring and wife Holly, Calhoun, Kentucky, and Daniel Ring and wife Lindsie, Holland; one sister, Judy Hubster, Jasper; and seven grandchildren, Lydia, Eliza, Aaron, Sawyer, Rachel, Ayla, and Noah..

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Wilma Ring.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg and from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Augustana Church of Christ. Memorial contributions can be made to Augustana Church. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with burial following in Augustana Cemetery. Pastor Debbie Roe will officiate at the service. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Holland American Legion Memorial Detail.

Blake M. Kalb, 41, Dubois

Blake M. Kalb, 41, of Dubois, died Tuesday, January 14, at his home. He was born in Huntingburg February 24, 1978, to Morris and  Lynn (Mehringer) Kalb. He married Erin Striegel August 16, 2003, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Haysville.

Blake was a 1996 graduate of Northeast Dubois High School. He received an Associate’s Degree in Agri-Business from Vincennes University, was a lifetime farmer, and a seed dealer for DeKalb Seeds. He was the 5th grade girls basketball assistant coach, a little league baseball coach, and served as a little league board member. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where he served on the church council and was a past council president, the Northeast Dubois Athletic Booster Club, and the Dubois County Farm Service Agency, where he served as vice chair for the County Committee. He enjoyed all sports, including Northeast Dubois athletics, Indiana University sports, the Indianapolis Colts, and the St. Louis Cardinals. He loved attending all events that his children participated in and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Erin Kalb; four children, Ty, Adalie, Kole, and Ashtyn Kalb, all at home; his parents, Morris and Lynn Kalb, Dubois; one sister, Kyla Buechlein and husband Mark, Jasper; his mother-in-law, Sue Striegel, Dubois; sister-in law and brother-in-law, Brandi and Steve Dodd, Dubois; and one niece and one nephew, Brooklyn and Aidan Dodd, both at home in Dubois.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Helen and Urban Mehringer, his paternal grandparents, Chester and Oleta Kalb, and his father-in-law, Jerry Striegel..

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Paul’s Church or to the wishes of the family. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery.

James Wayne Norman, 52, Richland

James Wayne Norman, 52, of Richland, died Sunday, January 12, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh. He was born in Huntingburg May 4, 1967, to Vernon and Lois Kay (Ball) Norman.

Wayne worked as a flea market vendor.

He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Marie (Herring) Norman; four children, Ariel and Montana Norman, both of Richland, James “Jimmy” Norman, Kentucky, and Ethan Norman, Salem; one step son, Troy Herring, Jasper; one step daughter, Krystal Day, Madisonville, Kentucky; his mother, Lois Kay Hensley, Eckerty; four siblings, Denise  Catt and Elizabeth Brooking, both of Huntingburg, Terry Speedy, Jasper, and Charlie Riley, Evansville; and several grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Norman.

Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. EST/1-6 p.m. CST Saturday at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg, a memorial service will follow at the funeral home. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com.

Charlene Y. Bachman, 84, Jasper

Charlene Y. Bachman, 84, of Jasper, died Friday, January 10, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Jasper March 30, 1935, to Marc V. and Gladys M. (Waddell) Judy. She married Thomas J. Bachman May 5, 1956, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Charlene was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper and its St.  Anne’s Sodality. She loved going to mass, praying the rosary, and praying for family and friends. She was a childcare provider for 53 years and through the years she kept close ties with many of the children and their parents. She enjoyed reading current news, following the St. Louis Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts with her husband and grandkids and sharing time with family.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas Bachman; one son, Steve J. Bachman and wife Sara, Washington; three daughters, Donna Deen , Jasper, Linda McNeel and husband Douglas, Madison, Wisconsin, and Shari L. Weidenbenner and husband Tim, Ireland; five grandchildren, Andrea Weidenbenner-Beemer, Sophie and Sam Weidenbenner, and Lauren and Andrew McNeel; one brother, John C. Judy and wife Betty, Jasper; and brother-in-law Robert Motto, Sullivan.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one sister, Vera Lee Motto.

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

Jeff Weyer, 64, Ferdinand

Jeff Weyer, 64, of Ferdinand, died Saturday, January 11, at his home. He was born at home to Edward and Leonarda Weyer. He married Joan Reckelhoff July 9, 1977, at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Ferdinand.

Jeff was a 1973 graduate of Forest Park High School and a 1977 graduate of Indiana University School of Business. He was manager at Hyplex Corporation in the late 1970s and an operations manager at Wilmes Window for 10 years. He began his own Christmas tree growing business in 1980 and in 1990 Weyer Tree Farm and Nursery became his full time occupation. He was a 45 year member of the Sons of American Legion Post 124, serving as a post commander for one year. He was a member of Christ the King – St. Ferdinand Church and enjoyed traveling (through all 50 states, Canada, Mexica, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands), hunting animals, pitching horse shoes, and managing Little League and Pony League baseball..

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Joan Weyer; one son, Jon Weyer and wife Capri, Newburgh; one daughter, Janelle Reeves and husband Nathan, Bloomington; four grandchildren, Sonya, Eva, Lena, and Nora; one sister, Bev Schulthise, Ferdinand; his stepmother, Mary Weyer, Ferdinand; sister-in-law Marilyn Weyer, Ferdinand; step-sisters Kim (Mary Warner) Becher, Jasper, and Laura Becher, Ferdinand; and step-brother Joey Becher and wife Sarah, Ferdinand.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Timothy Weyer, and one brother-in-law, Gary Schulthise.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 7-9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ferdinand Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

Marian Hopf, 89, Jasper

Marian Hopf, 89, of Jasper, died Saturday, January 11, at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in St. Anthony December 3, 1930, to Clement and Catherine (Haas) Hasenour. She married Thomas A. Hopf April 21, 1951, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony.

Marian worked with her husband Tom on the family farm and home construction. She was also secretary and treasurer for Americana Woodworking, was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper and its St. Anne’s Society, and VFW Post 673. She enjoyed flower and landscape gardening, quilting, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas Hopf; two sons, Gary Hopf and wife Sara and Stephen Hopf and wife Julie, all of Jasper; one daughter, Sharon Sander and husband Jerry, Jasper; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, LaVerne Begle and husband Hilary, Ferdinand, and Kathy Kluemper and husband Don, Huntingburg.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one son, Ricky Alan Hopf, three sisters, Dorothy Mae Blessinger, Dolores Wehr, and Margie Rasche, and three brothers, Jerome “Romie,” Allen, and Robert L. Hasenour.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. The St. Anne’s Sodality will lead a rosary at 2:45 p.m. at the funeral home. VFW Post 673 will conduct a memorial services at 6:30 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.