Veronica C. “Fronie” Hochgesang, 96, St. Anthony

Veronica  C. “Fronie” Hochgesang, 96, of St. Anthony, died Tuesday, January 21, at her home. She was born in Schnellville October 24, 1923, to Joseph and Mathilda (Gunselman) Brosmer. She married August X. Hochgesang April 22, 1941, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Schnellville. He died September 5, 1992.

Fronie was a member of Divine Mercy Parish – St. Anthony Catholic Church where she was a cleaner for over 35 years. She was a member of the church’s Christian Mothers and a recipient of the Simon Brute and Mother Theresa awards. She was a homemaker and cooked at the St. Anthony Community Center and St. Anthony Elementary School. She enjoyed cooking, baking, canning, crafts, planting flowers, playing bingo, helping people, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by seven daughters, Darlene Tuell, Huntingburg, Mary Jean “Jeannie” Begle and husband Jim, St. Henry, Janet Braunecker and husband Joseph “Junie,” St. Meinrad, and Linda Hochgesang, Cindy Hochgesang (Jerry Young), and Brenda and Laura Hochgesang, all of St. Anthony; four sons, William “Bill” Hochgesang and wife Carol, Clarksville, Tennessee, Ernest “Ernie” Hochgsang and wife Eileen, St. Henry, Michael “Mick” Hochgesang and wife Tami, Birdseye, and Richard “Rick” Hochgesang and wife Jenny, St. Anthony; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one great-grandchild and one great-great-grandchild on the way; and one brother, Lawrence Brosmer, Schnellville.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sons-in-law, Charles Tuell, and Arnie Heeke, three sisters, Dorothy Messmer, Anna Mae Brosmer, and Catherine Hartings, and five brothers, Isidore, Cletus, Edward, Philip, and Joseph Brosmer.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. The St. Anthony Christian Mothers will pray a rosary at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers 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. Saturday at St. Anthony Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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