June 8, 2018


Please submit in writing to our office by 10 a.m. Thursday before the week of publication; be sure to state date of death. Obituaries of archdiocesan priests serving our archdiocese are listed elsewhere in The Criterion. Order priests and religious sisters and brothers are included here, unless they are natives of the archdiocese or have other connections to it; those are separate obituaries on this page.

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ALBRECHT, Louis J., 88, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, May 22. Father of Marie Albrecht Rexroat, Annette Schmidt, Jacqueline Ward, Denise, Brian and Michael Albrecht. Brother of Paul Albrecht. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of 27. Great-great-grandfather of one.

ALEXANDER, Erin, 22, St. Mary, New Albany, May 4. Daughter of Claude Alexander and Christa Hammack. Step-daughter of Doug Hammack. Sister of Abigayle Hammack. Step-sister of Zach Hammack. Granddaughter of Claude and Vicki Alexander and Maria Barton.

BATTA, Frances, 88, All Saints, Dearborn County, May 25. Mother of Janet Bauer, Elaine Walker, Donna, Jerry, Joe, Paul and Tony Batta. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 13.

BEHLMER, Irene, 93, St. Louis, Batesville, May 26. Mother of Vicki Cavins, Paula, Alfred and Robert Behlmer. Grandmother of two.

BELL, Gregory, 36, St. Mary, New Albany, May 19. Husband of Fabiola Bell. Brother of Kevin Bell. Uncle of several.

BREZETTE, William F., 76, Christ the King, Indianapolis, May 27. Husband of Joanne Brezette. Father of Mary Beth Aaron, Nancy Collins, Katie Riggs, Jody, Kevin and Michael Brezette. Brother of Molly Ann Holmes. Grandfather of 10.

CASTER, Patricia R., 84, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, May 16. Mother of Patricia Davis, Cathi Earp, Kelly Kraesizig and Thomas Caster. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of two.

CONNER, Norma J., 91, St. Mary, Rushville, May 28. Mother of Karen Macy, Brian, James and Michael Conner. Grandmother of nine.

HALLGARTH, Betty A., 83, St. John the Baptist, Osgood, May 26. Sister of Ida Jones, Delores Rolf, Sharon Shockey, Donald and Edward Schmidt.

HANNON, John J., Jr., 72, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, May 24. Husband of Teresa Hannon. Father of Peggy, Nikki, Sindy and Steven. Grandfather of three.

HENNINGER, Mary P., 90, St. Jude, Indianapolis, May 19. Mother of Barbara Collins, Mark and Michael Henninger. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 10.

HENRY, Mary Jane (Kehl), 96, St. Gabriel, Connersville, May 21. Stepmother of Patti Newquist. Step-grandmother and step-great-grandmother of several.

HUFFMAN, Kimberly, 59, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 25. Daughter of Earl and Carol Huffman. Sister of Earla Imel. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

HURST, Charles G., 86, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, May 12. Husband of Vicki Hurst. Father of Diane Bierly, Debbie Bush and Barry Terrell. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of 10. Great-great-grandfather of five.

LAKER, Harry O., 84, St. Nicholas, Ripley County, May 20. Husband of Alma Laker. Father of Carla Enzinger, Ann Lesko, Anita Schuman, Gerald and Greg Laker. Brother of Delores Gindling, Marge Kirschner, Agnes and Evelyn Volk, Albert, Charlie, Eugene and Ron Laker. Grandfather of 21. Great-grandfather of two.

LUCARELLI, Mary F., 87, St. Patrick, Terre Haute, May 24. Mother of Mary Ann Frank and Christopher Lucarelli. Sister of Jerome and John Kearns. Grandmother of two.

MCATEE, Marjorie J. (Queen), 93, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, May 24. Mother of Mary Jo Steele, Larry and Mark McAtee. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of three.

MEYER, Nathan, 32, St. Michael, Brookville, May 24. Husband of Carrie Meyer. Father of Katherine Meyer. Son of Eugene and Karen Meyer. Brother of Andrea Smith, Jared and Lucas Meyer.

MORGAN, Russell, 79, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, May 18. Husband of Yvonne Morgan. Father of Janet Hargette, Pamela Fisher and Cindy Morgan. Brother of Jayne Gustafson, Joyce Harris, Morgan O’Dell, Ginger and Raymond Morgan. Grandfather of four.

NOBBE, Edward J., 75, St. Louis, Batesville, May 18. Husband of Barbara Nobbe. Father of Alisha Salatin and Brad Nobbe. Brother of Rosina Farthofer, Mary Jo Heppner and Evalena Kuntz. Grandfather of three.

PFLUM, Steven J., 51, St. Gabriel, Connersville, May 28. Son of James Pflum. Brother of Kim Bills and Ann Linn. Uncle and great-uncle of several.

SCHWEGMAN, Louis E., 65, Holy Family, Oldenburg, May 21. Husband of Carol Schwegman. Father of Sharon Eckstein and Mike Schwegman. Stepfather of Tracy Habig, Nancy Meer, Margie Schwegman, Julie Vankirk, Dan, Nick and Ted Biltz. Brother of Dolores and Marilyn Schwegman. Grandfather of four. Step-grandfather of 22.

SIMMERMEYER, Louis H., 91, Holy Family, Oldenburg, May 21. Father of Mary Beth Welsh. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of one.

SPARENBLEK, Dorothy F., 93, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, May 20. Mother of Allen and Stephen Sparenblek. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of five.

TUCKER, Ashton, 35, St. Mary, New Albany, May 12. Father of Ian Tucker. Son of Roger Tucker and Debbie Downs. Brother of Trena Beaty, Alisa and Andrea Tucker, and Larry Huebel. Grandson of Ina Tucker.

WOODS, Naomi M., 86, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, May 21. Mother of Jeanne Borja, Mary Glass, Martha Nuhn, Ruth, John and Stephen Woods. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 13. †

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