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Kent R. Fleck, 68, Jasper

Kent R. Fleck, 68, of Jasper, died Moday, October 1, at his home. He was born in Huntingburg January 14, 1950, to Virgil and Evelyn (Hartke) Fleck. He married Martha Vollmer July 12, 1969, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland.

Kent owned and operated Winslow Package Liquors since 2010. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ and the Winslow American Legion. He enjoyed nature, especially walking, hiking, camping, and playing frisbee golf.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Fleck; one daughter, Rachel Hoffman and husband Keith, Jasper; one son, Jason Fleck and wife Cortney, Virginia Beach, Virginia; four grandchildren, Jackson and Holland Fleck and Taylor and Morgan Hoffman; one sister, Glenda Neukam and husband Terry, Dubois; and two brothers, Dennis Fleck and wife Anne and Bruce Fleck, all of Jasper.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Evan Fleck.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity United Church of Christ. Memorial contributions can be made to Trinity UCC or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. at the church with burial following at a later date. Pastor Jane Hillman will officiate.

William E. “Bill” Polen, 71, Jasper

William “Bill” E. Polen, 71, of Jasper, died Tuesday, October 2, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Huntingburg March 28, 1947, to Jesse and Mary (Richardson) Polen. He married Diane Dosch November 20, 1965, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Schnellville

Bill was a Jasper High School graduate and earned degrees in accounting from VUJC and in business administration from USI. He held professional licenses in real estate brokerage, insurance, and independent fee appraising and worked as a senior analyst at MasterBrand Cabinets for 43 years. He was a 32nd degree Master Mason, and a member of the Glendale Masonic lodge, Hadi Shriners – Evansville, Hadi Shriners Hospital Staff – Evansville, where he was Man of the Year in 2014, Dubois County Shriners, Hadi Finance Committee, Hadi Shriners Top Circus ticket salesman for 10 years in a row, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite – Evansville, Kentucky Colonel, Sword of Bunker Hill – Evansville, Sons of the American Legion, and the VUJC Campus Alumni Association. He enjoyed studying finance and investing.

He is survived by his wife, Diane Polen; one son, Steven Polen and wife Tammy, Jasper; one granddaughter, Jennifer Polen, Jasper; one sister, Jada Dunlap, Allendale, Illinois; and one brother, David Polen and wife Wanda, Petersburg,

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Ray Poley, who died in infancy.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions can be made to the Hadi Shrine Hospital Staff. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. The Glendale Masonic Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with burial following in Fairmount Cemetery in Huntingburg. Pastor Bob Duley will officiate.

Marietta Esposito, 87, Huntingburg

Marietta Esposito, 87, of Huntingburg, died Tuesday, October 2, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Chicago October 22, 1930, to Joseph and Catherine (Provenzale) Scudiero.

Marietta was a convalescent home healthcare worker and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg and St. Anthony Catholic Church in Gardena, California.

She is survived by one son, Steven (Sandra) Esposito and wife Sandra, Evansville; two daughters, Kathy Esposito, San Diego, California, and Jacqueline Mehringer and husbgand Roman, Jr., Huntingburg; one brother, Pat Scudiero, Las Vegas; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, August “Gus” Esposito, who died November 28, 1996, and one sister, Delores Elizondo.

There will be no local visitation or services. A memorial and interment will take place in California at a later date. The Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com.

Levieness S. Schitter, 91, Jasper

Levienes S. Schitter, 91, of Jasper, died Sunday, September 30, at Brookside Village in Jasper. He was born in Ireland November 19, 1926, to Sylvester and Leona (Eckert) Schitter. He married Louise (Kreilein) Luker November 17, 1979, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Levieness was a mail carrier in Jasper for over 40 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, American Legion Post No. 147, and a lifetime member of the Ireland Sportsman Club and VFW Post No. 673.He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and hulling nuts, especially pecans.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Schitter; one step-son, Jim Luker and wife Carol, Jasper; one step-granddaughter, Mandy Upppencamp and husband Jason, White Oak; step great-grandchildren; great-great step grandchildren; two brothers, Kenny Schitter and wife Mary, Jasper, and David Schitter and wife Janet, Ireland; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Melvin Schitter.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Thursday 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. Thursday at the church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. VFW Post 673 will conduct military graveside rites.

Steven R. “Steve” Houchin, 66, Stendal

Stephen R. “Steve” Houchin, 66, of Stendal, died Saturday, September 29, at The Waters of Huntingburg. He was born in Huntingburg August 1, 1952, to Orville and Doris (Huff) Houchin. He married Debbie Andry June 29, 1991.

Steve was a truck driver for Styline. He enjoyed animals, being outdoors, and working on cars.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Houchin; of Stendal; three daughters, Dawn Smith and husband Joe, Dayton, Ohio, Rachel Hagemeyer and husband Ryan, Stendal, and Hannah Fleck, Greenfield; one stepson, Stephen Toby and wife Lori, Stendal; one step daughter, Gwen Boylan and husband Scott, Indianapolis; his mother-in-law, Norma Andry, Birdseye; two sisters, Sharon Leazenby and husband Bill and Kay Marshall, all of Huntingburg; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Lugene Andry, one brother-in-law, David Andry, and one granddaughter, Josie Hagemeyer.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg.In lieu of flowers memorials can be used for headstone expenses. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with burial following in Birdseye Cemetery.

Lavella E. Singer, 88, Jasper

Lavella E. Singer, 88, of Jasper, died Friday, September 28, at Brookside Village in Jasper. She was born at home on a farm in Dubois County July 24, 1930, to Elmer P. and Margaret (Braun) Fuhrman. She married Paul (Cotton) Singer October 25, 1969, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Jasper.

Lavella was a long time member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. She and her husband met while they were both employees of Fritch’s Dutch Lunch in Jasper. They purchased the restaurant from the Fritch family and renamed it “The Headquarters.” Following their retirement they spent 15 years enjoying the winter months at their home in Ft. Myers, Florida. She enjoyed gardening, golf, bowling, church activities, family gatherings, and serving others.

She is survived by two sisters, Luetta Mercier and husband George, Bloomington, and Ruth Elkins, Anderson; one brother, Luther Fuhrman, Shoals; sister-in-law Ellen Fuhrman, Jasper; and nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and grand nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother, Emil Fuhrman, one brother-in-law, George Elkins, and two nephews, Roger Fuhrman and Tim Mercier.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at Redeemer Church. Memorial contributions can be made to Redeemer Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with burial following in St. Paul Cemetery in Haysville. Pastor Adam Ruschau will officiate.

Donald C. Radloff, 77, Newburgh

Donald C. Radloff, 77, of Newburgh, died Friday, September 28, at the Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville. He was born in Cincinnati October 10, 1940, to Clarence C. and Marie Radloff. He married Marla Hope Altmeyer January 24, 2003, in Pensacola, Florida.

Don retired from Sun Chemical in Cincinnati, was a member of the Elks Lodge, and was an avid golfer.  

He is survived by his wife, Marla Hope Radloff; one daughter, Karen Hampton, Cincinnati; two sons, Tom Radloff, Cleves, Ohio, and James Radloff, Williamsburg, Ohio; one brother, Roger Radloff; and one sister, Mary Hack.

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

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with burial following in Fairmount Cemetery.

 

Ronald L. “Ron” Leech, 78, Birdseye

Ronald L. “Ron” Leech, 78, of Birdseye, died Thursday, September 27, at his home. He was born in Monroe City August 25, 1940, to Bernard and Anna Jane (Lannan) Leech. He married Janet Borden May 15, 1965, at Birdseye Christian Church.

Ron was employed at Kimball for 42 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of Birdseye Christian Church, St. Meinrad American Legion Post No. 366, Birdseye Conservation Club, and the Jasper Moose Lodge. He enjoyed woodworking, bird watching, and doing word search puzzles.

He is survived by his wife, Janet R. “Jan” Leech; one daughter, Rhonda Chumbley and husband Johnny, Birdseye; one sister, Patty Bruner, Shepherdsville, Kentucky; one brother, David Leech and wife Linda, Henderson, Kentucky; brother-in-law Jim McCaul, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and two grandchildren, Brandon and Austin Chumbley.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his step mother, Doris Leech, and one sister, Sheri McCaul.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday and from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Memorial contributions can be made to Birdseye Christian Church. Online condolences can be shared www.nassandson.com. Funerall services at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home followed by burial in the Birdseye Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the St. Meinrad American Legion.

Alma Kordes Oser, 90, Huntingburg

Alma Kordes Oser, 90, of Huntingburg, died Tuesday, September 25, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in St. Anthony October 28, 1927, to Frank and Theresa “Lilly” (Brosmer) Kordes. She married Robert C. Oser September 4, 1954, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. He died September 28, 2015.

Alma worked at General Electric in Tell City, Gossard’s, and Yogi’s Liquor Store. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg, St. Mary’s Ladies Sodality, and was a founding member of the V.F.W. Post No. 2366 Auxiliary. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by two daughters, Pamela Gehlhausen and husband Randy, and Chris Beckman and husband Scott, all of Jasper; five sons, Robert C. Oser, Jr., and wife Kathie and Keith Oser and wife Denise, all of Holland, Bill Oser and wife Theresa, Brownsburg, and Jeff Oser and wife Brenda and Shane Oser, all of Huntingburg; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by five brothers, Willie, Raymond, Albert, Ernest, and Clarence “Mick” Kordes.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. A V.F.W. Post No. 2366 Auxiliary memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home followed by a parish rosary prayer vigil. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, V.F.W. Post No. 2366 Auxiliary, or to St. Mary’s Church.  Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Church with burial following in the church cemetery. The funeral mass will be celebrated by Father Ryan Hilderbrand.

 

Leo J. Brelage, Jr., 65, Jasper

Leo J. Brelage, Jr., 65, of Jasper, died Wednesday, September 26, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. He was born in Jasper April 19, 1953, to Leo and Margaret (Borho) Brelage. He married Annette M. Miller May 11, 1974, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Lee enjoyed golf, hunting, fishing, the Jasper Strassenfest, and grilling out with family and friends. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, and Sultan’s Run Golf Club. He worked as a sales manager for Patoka Equipment in Celestine.

He is survived by his wife, Annette M. Brelage; two daughters, Adria Henke, Jasper, and Taryn Atkins and husband Matt, Colorado Springs, Colorado; one son, Andrew Brelage and wife Melissa, Mooresville; 10 grandchildren; and two sisters, Sue Klein, Atascadero, California, and Nancy Teder and husband Vic, Jasper.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Ruth (Max) McCune.

Friends may call from noon-6 p.m. Sunday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. 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. Monday at St. Joseph Church with burial following at a later date.