January 14, 2022


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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BACHER, Paul, 87, Holy Family, New Albany, Dec. 9. Husband of Irene Bacher. Father of Mark and Matthew Bacher. Brother of Philomena Edwardson, Theresa French, Frances Jones, Mary Tupica, Elizabeth Wilson, Norma and Bernard Bacher. Grandfather of four.

BACON, Kathi (Mazuch), 70, St. Joseph, Corydon, Dec. 18. Wife of Michael Bacon. Mother of Jennifer Curry, Danielle and Lindsay Bacon. Sister of Nancy Prater. Grandmother of three.

BACON, Marilyn A., 81, Holy Family, New Albany, Dec. 19. Mother of Annette Kaiser and Matt Bacon. Sister of Sue Harvey, Bernie and Tim Reeves. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of one.

BAYLOR, Jerry E., 76, St. Mary, Navilleton, Jan. 2. Husband of Brenda Baylor. Father of Dena Rogers. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of one.

BOTTORFF, Betty, 92, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Dec. 21. Mother of Christy Freund, Brenda Wilton, Jay and Lester Bottorff. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of four.

BUCHHEIT, Peter R., 82, Holy Family, New Albany, Dec. 5. Husband of Carol Buchheit. Father of Rhonda Gray, Kelly McGuffey, Brian, Joe, John and Peter Buchheit IV. Brother of Jane Barker. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of nine.

CHARLEBOIS, Anna, 93, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Dec. 18. Mother of Ellen Lane, Eileen Underwood, Linda, Patrice and Thomas Charlebois. Sister of Agnes Domonkos. Grandmother and great-grandmother of several.

COOPER, Jerry T., 74, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Dec. 12. Father of Darlene Hawk, Amy Kendall, Stacy O’Gara and Keith Cooper. Brother of Brenda Turk. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 11.

COX, Lynnette, 84, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Dec. 10. Wife of Keith Cox. Mother of Jennifer Ingen and Connie Meyers. Sister of Lois Johnson, Marilyn Mahoney, Margaret Schwendeman, Edward and Stan Hennen. Grandmother of four.

DUNLOP, Debbie, 62, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Dec. 16. Daughter of Mary Lou Dunlop. Sister of Diane Gibson and Greg Dunlop.

EIGEL, Stephen J., 66, Prince of Peace, Madison, Dec. 16. Husband of Tammy Eigel. Father of Nora and Andrew Eigel. Brother of Mindi, James, Joseph and Kenneth Eigel.

GREGORY, Jr., Charles E., 91, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 12. Father of Rebecca Gregory-Chifos, Anthony and James Gregory. Brother of John Gregory. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of three.

HAMM, Carolyn A., 87, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Dec. 23. Wife of Theodore Hamm, Sr. Mother of Betty Fraley, Eric and Jimmy Hamm. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of seven.

HAYDEN, Sally (Tracy), 67, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Dec. 17. Wife of Mike Hayden. Mother of Sara Hayden and Tracy Schamel. Sister of Sue Tracy. Grandmother of two.

HERBERTZ, Albert J., 87, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Dec. 31. Father of Diane Carter, Mary Kay Hahn, Patricia, Brian, David, Gerald, Mark and Rick Herbertz. Brother of Susanne Click, Linda Livingston, Carol Szephegyi and Michael Herbertz. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of 13.

KIESLER, Sr., Paul J., 96, St. Mary, Navilleton, Dec. 1. Husband of Elizabeth Kiesler. Father of Kathryn Grant, Mary Horn, Laura Lampton, Paul, Jr., Phillip and Robert Kiesler. Brother of Martha Cox, Jean Dethy and Marvin Kiesler. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of nine.

MCDONALD, David, 76, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Dec. 7. Husband of Becky McDonald. Father of Terri Earle and Brian McDonald. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of two.

MCGRADY, Aileen, 97, St. Anne, New Castle, Dec. 19. Mother of Sheila Bolduc, Maureen Talbott, Denise Van Brunt and Dennis McGrady. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 27.

PIETRAS, Henry V., 90, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Dec. 15. Husband of Rose Pietras. Father of Carol Hebenstreit, Christine Hood, Henry, John and Michael Pietras. Grandfather of eight.

PUTNAM, Mary E. (Dietrich), 86, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Dec. 10. Mother of Bill, James and Ron Putnam. Sister of Geri Keatts, Marlene Wall, Dick and Raymond Dietrich. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of eight. Great-great-grandmother of one.

SACKMAN, Amy L. (Skinner), 51, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Dec. 27. Mother of Hunter Ross and Tyson Sackman. Daughter of Larry and Peggy Skinner. Sister of Travis Skinner.

SNYDER, James P., 91, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Dec. 8. Husband of Ruth Ann Snyder. Father of Mary DeArmond, Christopher and Thomas Snyder. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of three.

SOMMERS, Lawrence D., 82, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Dec. 20. Husband of Marjorie Sommers. Father of Nicki Kucer, Cheryl Yokovich, David, Eric, Larry and Tim Sommers. Grandfather and great-grandfather of several.

SPEIER, Philip J., 68, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Dec. 15. Husband of Kathleen Speier. Father of Heather Showalter and Crystal Speier. Grandfather of six.

STENGER, Roderick W., 76, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Dec. 20. Brother of Sandy Starost, Gary and Steve Stenger. Uncle of several.

STUMPF, Elizabeth, 93, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Dec. 14. Mother of Mary Fields, Ann Jansen, Betty, Bill, Bob, Ed, Joe, John, Rick and Tom Stumpf. Sister of Marge Dicks. Grandmother of 50. Great-grandmother of 52. Great-great-grandmother of seven.

SULLIVAN, Mark A., 60, SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Indianapolis, Dec. 18. Father of Holly and Mark Sullivan. Son of Judith Sullivan. Brother of Amy Bonte, Bonny Rouleau-McCabe, John and Michael Sullivan. Grandfather of three.

TOBY, Viola (Sprigler), 99, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, Dec. 21. Mother of Angela Ratledge and Patricia Stumler. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 12.

TOUMEY, Richard S., 68, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Dec. 15. Husband of Sharon Hilmes. Father of Alexander and Daniel. Brother of David, Jonathan and Stephen Toumey. Grandfather of one.

TROUTMAN II, Nelson, 42, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Dec. 3. Husband of Ranae Troutman. Father of Adam, Aaryan, Brody and Rocky. Son of Deborah Wood and Nelson Troutman, Sr. Brother of Marcy Dillard, Angela Hickey, Jessica and Brandon Wood. Grandfather of two.

WILKERSON, Jack, 68, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Dec. 18. Husband of Debra Wilkerson. Father of Christopher Wilkerson. Brother of Cynthia Doulen. Grandfather of two.

YAGGI, Judith A., 81, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Dec. 19. Aunt and great-aunt of several.

ZOELLER, Diane P. (Thornton), 69, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Dec. 18. Wife of Frank Zoeller. Mother of Heidi Hubler, Gretchen Wright, Sunnye Zoeller-Stumler and Miles Zoeller. Daughter of James Thornton. Sister of Bonnie Lee Duley, Susie Ratliff, Todd Jenkins, Andy, Eric and Matt Thornton. Grandmother of five. †

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