Obituaries


Donald D. Neukam, 83, Dubois

Donald D. Neukam, 83, of Dubois, died Thursday, August 8, at Golden Living Woodbridge Nursing Center in Evansville. He was born in Martin County September 17, 1935, to William and Elsie (Bauer) Neukam.

Donald served in the Indiana Army National Guard. He was a farmer and sold insurance for many years. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

He is survived by two daughters, two daughters, Shelley Fehribach and husband Eric, Jasper, and Holly Butler, Elk Grove, California; five grandchildren, Dylan Fehribach, Keila and Slade Butler, Leia Grand and husband Patrick, and Tyia Colfescu; four great-grandchildren, Malia and Mason Tye and Henry and Violet Grand; and one sister, Joan Burress, Fischers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Elsie Neukam.

Friends may call from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions can be made to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with burial following in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery at the Dubois Crossroads. Pastor Tim Holt will officiate.

Raymond J. Lange, 89, Huntingburg

Raymond J. Lange, 89, of Huntingburg, died Sunday, August 15, at his home. He was born in St. Henry May 28, 1930, to Clem F. Lange Sr. and Clara (Brinkman) Lange. He married Dorothy Fuhs June 4, 1957, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Raymond was a retired truck driver for Best Chairs and Eck Trucking and a farmer. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 for 59 years, a lifelong member of St. Henry Catholic Church, and a past president of St. Vincent Depaul Society. He and his wife Dorothy were recipients of the Simon Brute’ Award. He belonged to the Early Days Antique Club and the National Rifle Association and enjoyed gardening and restoring antique tractors.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Lange; three sons, Mike Lange and wife Brenda, St. Meinrad, Jerry Lange and wife Glenda, Schnellville, and Tom Lange and wife Valene, Santa Claus; three daughters, Christie Kramer and husband Pat, Holland, and Margaret Fleming and husband Pat and Angie Recker, all of Huntingburg; one brother, Clem Lange and wife Mary C, Huntingburg; three sisters, Virginia “Gin” Johanneman, Ferdinand, Fran Jerger and husband Ron, Huntingburg, and Mary Treat and husband Jim, Santa Claus; brother-in-law Lee Tempel, Dale; sister-in-law Martha Lange.Huntingburg; 22 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one grandchild, Chris Klueh, two great-grandchildren, two brothers, Arnie and Vic Lange, two sisters, Edna Tempel and Irene Lange, who died in infancy, and brother-in-law Albert Johanneman.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at St. Henry Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Henry Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

Paul I. Underwood, 71, Huntingburg

Paul I. Underwood, 71, of Huntingburg, died Sunday, April 11, at his home.   He was born in Huntingburg January 7, 1948, to Irvin and Helen [Freidman] Underwood.

Paul worked as a warehouse supervisor. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg, Huntingburg VFW Post 2366, Jasper American Legion Post 147, and the Huntingburg Fraternal Order of Eagles. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Eckstein) Underwood; one son, Chris Underwood and wife Evie, Jasper; two daughters, Nicole (Brent) Baer and husband Brent, Indianapolis, and Jennifer Matheis, Jasper; one sister, Diane Rothrock, Jasper; and seven grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Ann Cherry, one brother, Kenneth Underwood, and one grandson, Jackson Paul Underwood.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. A parish rosary prayer vigil, led by Deacon Tom Holsworth, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Church with burial following in the church cemetery. The funeral mass will be celebrated by Father Ryan Hilderbrand. The VFW Memorial Detail will conduct military graveside rites.

Clarissa B. Gehlhausen, 91, Jasper

Clarissa B. Gehlhausen, 91, of Jasper, died Sunday, August 11, at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in St. Anthony September 14, 1927, to Anthony and Katie (Hasenour) Klem. She married Ralph J. Gehlhausen October 16, 1947, at St. Anthony Church. He died September 27, 2010.

Clarissa worked as a bookkeeper for Jasper Implement, Inc., a business co-owned by the Gehlhausen family. She was also a long-time seamstress for Corbin’s Drapery. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper, the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, playing cards, and going to the casino and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

She is survived by three sons, Tom Gehlhausen and wife Ruth and Gary Gehlhausen and wife Lisa, all of Jasper and Ken Gehlhausen and wife Ruth, Jenison, Missouri; one daughter, Linda Peters and husband Brad, St. Charles, Missouri; 10 grandchildren, Brian, Ross, and Abby Gehlhausen, Kelli Ballerstaller, Amy Kasten, Chelsea Bilkovic, Katie Gruenbauer, Beth Jankowski, Erica Kaczmarek, and Sam Peters; 13 great grandchildren, Owen, Rylee, Reese, and Ava Gehlhausen, Max, Katarina, and Alex Ballerstaller, Kieran, Hallie, and Brenna Kasten, and Audrey, Franklin, and Susanna Bilkovic; and one sister, Loretta Humbert, Celestine.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one son, Eddie Joe Gehlhausen, one great-granddaughter, Malayna Gruenbauer, four sisters, Leona Jahn, Frances Klem, Ardella Humbert, and Anna Betz, and three brothers, Andrew, Edward, and Alois Klem.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, and from 9-10 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Church. The Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary will pray a rosary at 3:45 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Holy Family Catholic Church 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. at Holy Family Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

Charles L. “Charlie” Berg, 72, St. Anthony

Charles L. ” Charlie” Berg, 72, of St. Anthony, died Friday, August 9, at Brookside Village in Jasper. He was born in St. Anthony September 1, 1946, to Clarence and Frieda (Schnell) Berg. He married Eloise R. Hopster July 2, 1966, at St. Anthony Catholic Church.  She died October 4, 2018.

Charlie was co-owner and operator of Berg’s Garage in St. Anthony for many years. He was a ember of Divine Mercy Parish – St. Anthony Catholic Church and the St. Anthony Conservation Club, where he served as a past treasurer.He enjoyed his career, spending time at his cabin, and spending time with friends and family.

He is survived by two daughters, Shelly Wilgus and husband Ron and Kristy Bayer and husband Brian, all of Schnellville; four grandchildren, Kyle and Jared Wilgus and Trent and Taylor Bayer; one sister, Mary Frey, St. Anthony; and two brothers, Larry Berg and wife Alene and Thomas Berg and wife June, all of St. Anthony.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Ann Berg, and one brother, Richard Berg.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony Church. Memorial contributions can be made to Divine Mercy Parish 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. Wednesday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery.

Janice Jones, 73, Huntingburg

Janice Jones, 73, of Huntingburg, died Wednesday, August 7, at her home. She was born February 2, 1946, in Ferdinand, to Eckhart and Catherine (Blume) Egler. She married Sam R. Jones December 5, 1964, at St. Ferdinand Church in Ferdinand.

Janice worked as a registered nurse. She enjoyed sewing Christmas stockings, golfing, and bird watching. She is known to have identified almost 400 species of birds.

She is survived by her husband, Sam R. Jones; two sons, Scott Jones and wife Marsha, Jasper, and Chris Jones and wife Tami, Evansville; one daughter, Stephanie Schepers and husband Ron, Jasper; three brothers, Daniel (Naomi) Egler and wife Naomi, Jasper, Louis Egler and wife Mae, Erlanger, Kentucky, and Francis (Jane) Egler and wife Jane, Ferdinand; one sister, Shirley Smith, Ferdinand; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother, Lloyd Egler, one sister, Rose Mary Messmer, and one brother-in-law, Gary Smith.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and from 9-10 a.m. Monday at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with burial following in Augusta Cemetery in Augusta.Chaplain Jason Rae will officiate at the service.

Betty Marie Lampert, 91, Jasper

Betty Marie Lampert, 91, of Jasper, died Wednesday, August 7, at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. She was born in Evansville May 7, 1928, to Halbert and Eva (Feltner) Groeninger. She married Joseph L. Lampert October 21, 1950, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. He died July 27, 1990.

Betty was a homemaker. She enjoyed going to the casino, playing bingo, her cats, and spending time with friends and family.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda Yates and husband Norman, Jasper; one son, Joe Lampert and wife Becky, Jasper; seven grandchildren, Adrienne Furman, Angie Fleck, Katie and Travis Lampert, DuWayne and Heath Yates, and Valerie Small; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one daughter, Lisa Lampert, and one brother, Robert Thrasher.

Friends may call from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions can be made to the Dubois County Humane Society or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

Kenneth A. Temple, 53, Kokomo

Kenneth A. Temple, 53, of Kokomo, died Sunday, August 4, at Core Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dale. He was born in Athens, Georgia, March 26, 1966, to Herbert and Ludie (Dodson) Temple.

He is survived by one daughter, Shelby Black; three sons, Jerimiah and Joshua Mundy and Kyle Evans; his father, Herbert Temple; one sister, Carelene Temple; and one niece, Robin Meyers.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ludie Temple, one sister, Yvonne Temple, and his grandmother, Hazel Holcomb.

Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg is in charge of arrangements.  There will be no services at the funeral home. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com.

Mary Ann Barkley, 79, Huntingburg

Mary Ann Barkley, 79, of Huntingburg, died Monday, August 5, at the Visiting Nurse Association of Northwest Indiana Hospice Center in Valparaiso. She was born in Jasper June 18, 1940, to Leo and Ella (Buechlein) Young. She married Donald C. Barkley November 8, 1958, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. He died March 28, 2016.

Mary Ann was a homemaker. She enjoyed taking care of her family including all of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved cooking, gardening, playing bingo, listening to music, and watching Westerns.

She is survived by seven daughters, Dee Hochgesang  and husband Dan and Rev. Becky Smith and husband Neal, all Huntingburg, Judy Fawks and husband Mike, Rose Barkley, and Sandra Blessinger and companion Steve Scherle, all of Jasper; Candace Kimes and husband Tom, Valparaiso, and Daphne Barkley and companion Bryan Brown, Evansville; six sons, Ed Barkley and wife Penny, Holland, Andy Barkley and wife Raquel, Jasper, and Paul Barkley and wife Carma, James Barkley and wife Carrie, Donnie Barkley and wife Patty, and Al Barkley and wife Tammy, all of Huntingburg; four sisters, Carol Krodel and husband Emil and Brenda Sander and husband Don, all of Jasper, Aleeta Gray, Petersburg, and Donna Jahn, Venice, Florida; 29 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Ella Young.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. A prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

Kristina JoAnn Wright, 33, Huntingburg

Kristina JoAnn Wright, 33, of Huntingburg, died Monday, August 5, at the Baptist Health Floyd Hospital in New Albany. She was born in Lafayette July 31, 1986, to David Lee and Terri (Askren) Talbott.

Kristina was raised in Attica, graduated from Attica High School in 2005, and received her LPN degree from Vincennes University. She had worked at Good Samaritan Nursing Center in Jasper until her illness in 2014. She attended the Mellott Community Bible Church, enjoyed oldies and country music, and loved to attend concerts.

She is survived by two daughters, Madilyn and Makenna Jo Wright, both at home; one son, Maverick Wright, at home; her parents, David Lee and Terri Talbott, Attica; two brothers, Corey Talbott and wife Sarah, Attica, and Alex Talbott and wife Angela, Glasgow, Kentucky; two sisters, Lee Ann Mobley and fiancé Jim Strain, Bloomington, and Angel Cline, Glasgow, Kentucky; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces ,and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Francis and Viola Weigle, Dick and Pat Morlan, and Bill Askren, Sr.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10-11 a.m. Friday at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Memorial contributions can be made to Riley Children’s Hospital. Online condolences can be shared at www.mausfuneralhome.com and www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with burial following in Fairmount Cemetery.