May 19, 2006


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. Submit an obituary here (parishes and funeral homes only)

ALLISON, Hilda D., 90, St. Joseph, Indianapolis, May 3. Mother of Joseph, Lee and Ralph Allison. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of several.

ALVAREZ, Salvador, 35, St. Mary, Indianapolis, April 16. Husband of Adelina Alvarez Ayala. Father of Emma Alvarez, Arette Alvarez Hernandez and Emma Alvarez Hernandez. Son of Christopher Alvarez and Salvador Alvarez Leon. Grandson of Zaid Alvarez.

BANET, Paul Allen, 71, St. Paul, Sellersburg, April 26. Husband of Alice Andres McKean Banet. Father of Paula Singleton, Dale, James and P. Allen Banet. Stepfather of Dawn Isaac, Shelly Morrison, Beth Orth, Kevin Schultz, Brian and Kerry McKean. Brother of Mary Dunn, Bonnie Keithley, Bruce, Danny, Larry and Roger Banet. Grandfather of 23. Great-grandfather of one.

BARNHORST, Herman J., 91, St. Louis, Batesville, May 8. Husband of Irene (Fritsch) Barnhorst. Father of Gerald, Paul, Raymond and Robert Barnhorst. Half-brother of Mary Fritsch. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 13.

BILTZ, M. Lloyd, 88, St. Michael, Brookville, April 28. Husband of Eleanor (Anderson) Biltz. Father of Brenda Reynolds and Jody Biltz. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of three.

BUTLER, Linda J. (O’Neill), 66, St. Jude, Indianapolis, April 13. Wife of Charles Butler. Mother of Nancy Lowery, Cathy Norman, Jerry, Rick and Tony Butler. Sister of Dennis, Patrick and Timothy O’Neill. Grandmother of 10.

COOK, Jessie Elizabeth (Fancher), 81, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, April 26. Mother of Trudy Hiatt, David, George, Mark and Stephen Cook. Sister of Joyce and Patricia Bartley, Barbara Capps, Sharon Coleman, Donna House, Glena Saunders, Charles and Danny Fancher. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 20.

COUNTRYMAN, Dr. Philip A., 56, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, April 9. Husband of Sandra L. (Arnholter) Countryman. Father of Melissa Anne Peele, Amy Jo and Scott Countryman. Son of Betty Ann (Kosters) Country-man. Brother of Elizabeth Allen, Marianne Burkhart, Christopher, Frank Jr. and Stuart Countryman. Grandfather of one.

ERTEL, Carla S., 51, St. Mary-of-the-Rock, St. Mary-of-the-Rock, May 2. Daughter of Rita Ertel. Sister of Catherine Kaiser, Donna McDonald, Marianne Lambert, Rebecca Simon, Bill, Jerry, Kenneth, Michael and Ron Ertel. Aunt of several.

FAY, Norma L., 79, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, May 7. Mother of Elizabeth Beck, Patricia Brown, Catherine Hagan, Suzanna Maled, Ann Marie Ransdell, Peggy Semich, J. Anthony, James, Michael and Thomas Fay. Sister of Becky Crowe, Mildred Heitz, Delores Mercer, Bob, Dick, Kenneth and Tom Hood. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of four.

FOLEY, Mary Etta, 79, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Terre Haute, May 1. Cousin of several.

GAPEN, Edna (Matz), 89, Christ the King, Indianapolis, May 1. Mother of Deborah DuBois, Barbara Parsons, Michael and Raymond Gapen. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of nine.

GEHRING, Emil A., 94, Holy Family, Oldenburg, May 8. Husband of Alvina Gehring. Father of Karen Anderson, Donna Mylenek, Dale and Keith Gehring. Brother of Emma Biltz. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of seven.

GIBSON, Robert Joseph, 75, St. Roch, Indianapolis, April 16. Husband of Ann (Springman) Gibson. Father of Maria Pittenger, Donna Quint, Rosanne Ward and Tony Gibson. Brother of Dorothy Buergler. Grandfather of seven.

GUERRINI, Ralph L., 76, Holy Rosary, Indianapolis, April 12. Husband of Joan (Puntarelli) Guerrini. Father of Maria Mercer, Michael, Nicholas and Vincent Guerrini. Grandfather of six.

HARDIN, Harreld Jack, 84, St. Luke, Indianapolis, April 7. Husband of Mary Sherritt Hardin. Brother of Catherine Palmer.

HASELBY, Wilma Grace (Ripberger), 80, St. Gabriel, Connersville, April 1. Wife of Wallace Haselby. Mother of Deborah Kaufmann, Jo Renee Nichols and Brenda Pacheco. Sister of Marilyn Anderson, Patricia Boughner, Phyllis Glaub, Carolyn Hall, Joyce Houseworth, Charles, David, Donald, James and Robert Ripberger. Grandmother of six.

HAYES, Paul, 74, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, April 28. Husband of Mary Hayes. Father of Donna Dearwester, Shannon White, Debra Wynn, Linda, Michael and Robert Riley, Daniel and Paul Hayes. Grandfather of 20. Great-grandfather of 19.

HEINZ, Raymond A., 85, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, April 7. Husband of Mary V. (Grannan) Heinz. Father of Susan Armstrong, Janet Garrison, Pat Hagedorn, Dolores Johnson, Jenny Karst, Donna Meny and Marilyn Westfall. Brother of Regina Franck, David, Francis, Herman and John Grannan. Grandfather of 20. Great-grandfather of 26.

HUMMEL, Anna Margaret (Ellis) Bunce Arkins, 81, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, April 13. Mother of Heidi Behrman, Helen Farrar, Linda McKnight, Betty Ann Medlock and Peri Lee Melnick. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of 21. Great-great-grandmother of one.

HUTT, Frank Lewis, Sr., 89, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, April 5. Father of Regina Hicks, Sharon Roehm, Donald Sr., Frank Jr. and James Sr. Brother of Wilma Belvity, Clara Weidner and George Hutt. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 10.

JAJUGA, Richard F., 49, Christ the King, Indianapolis, May 3. Brother of Adela Holliday, Wanda Redman, Mary, John, Mike and Stanley Jajuga.

JOHANN, Albert, 84, Prince of Peace, Madison, April 10. Uncle of several.

McGOFF, Terrance Patrick, 51, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, May 1. Father of Jennifer Bailey, Amber and Christopher McGoff. Son of James and Dottie McGoff. Brother of Patricia Nowlan, Mary Therese, James, John and Kevin McGoff. Grandfather of one.

MILLS, Ermadine M., 84, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, April 25. Mother of Monica Capp.

O’CONNOR, David, 74, St. Philip Neri, Indianapolis, April 4. Brother of Philip O’Connor.

PEDIGO, Catherine M., 82, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, April 12. Wife of Richard Pedigo. Mother of Richard II, Robert and Ronald Pedigo. Sister of Shirley Bledsoe, Betty Lanham and Alice Sparks. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 16.

PERRY, Marla Anne, 44, St. Mary, Indianapolis, May 1. Daughter of Charles and Lois (Love) Ezell. Mother of Joseph Perry. Sister of Charles Ezell.

SCHERSCHEL, Karl, 62, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, May 5. Husband of Carol Scherschel. Father of Kristiane Baumgart and Eric Scherschel. Son of Pauline Scherschel. Brother of Ann, Benjamin, Bernard, Gary and Harold Scherschel. Grandfather of five.

SCHMIDT, Bonita, 65, St. Maurice, Napoleon, March 31. Wife of Lester Schmidt. Mother of Tracey Holmes and Curtis Schmidt. Daughter of Ann Miller. Sister of Sherron Bultman. Grandmother of four.

SCHROEDER, Lorraine D. deHebreard, Holy Rosary, Indianapolis, May 5. Aunt of several.

SHAFER, Alfie H., 56, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, April 11. Wife of James Shafer. Mother of Megan McGuire Shafer and Kasey Shafer. Daughter of Alfred Hittinger. Stepdaughter of Brinda Hittinger. Sister of Glenn Hittinger.

STIRN, Betty J., 75, St. Louis, Batesville, May 3. Wife of Richard Stirn. Mother of Beth Barger, Patty Kohlman, Donna Salyer, Carol Voegele, Andrew, Dave, Joe, Mark, Paul and Timothy Stirn. Sister of Helen Thielking and Don Karbowski. Grandmother of 24. Great-grandmother of 11.

STRAHL-HILL, Laverne, 82, Holy Family, New Albany, April 5. Mother of Carl and Ray Strahl. Brother of Ellen Tyler. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of one.

SVENTECKIS, Katra, 98, Christ the King, Indianapolis, May 2. Mother of Bronislava Melbardis, Janis and Konstantins Sventeckis. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 12.

TEIKEN, John Patrick, 77, Annunciation, Brazil, May 3. Father of Andrea Bolin, Mary Brown, Lorrie Heber and Paulette Teiken. Brother of Anne Alexander, Dorothy Bentler, Judy Necas, Dalorus Hanowski, Marie Wambach, Ken and Otto Teiken. Grand-father of eight. Great-grandfather of three.

WENDLING, Delma M. (Werner), 97, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, May 9. Mother of Carolyn Lyell.†

Providence Sister Ann Bernard Sullivan served as a
teacher, business manager and parish staff member

Providence Sister Ann Bernard Sullivan died on April 29 at Mother Theodore Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 87.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on May 4 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

The former Mabel Agnes Sullivan was born on Sept. 24, 1918, in Indianapolis.

She entered the congregation of the Sisters of Provi-dence on Feb. 2, 1936, professed first vows on Aug. 15, 1938, and professed final vows on Jan. 23, 1944.

During 70 years as a member of the congregation, Sister Ann Bernard ministered as an educator, business manager and pastoral associate.

She taught grade school classes for 27 years at schools staffed by the Sisters of Providence in Indiana, Illinois, Massachusetts and California.

In the archdiocese, Sister Ann Bernard taught at the former St. Benedict School in Terre Haute from 1954-55, the former St. Margaret Mary School in Terre Haute from 1956-60, the former St. Bridget School in Indianapolis from 1960-65, St. Andrew School in Indianapolis during 1965 and St. Jude School in Indianapolis from 1965-66.

From 1966-78, her ministry involved many forms of business management. She also served in parish ministry as a pastoral associate, coordinator of religious education and parish visitor from 1978-87.

From 1966-70, Sister Ann Bernard was responsible for office accounts at Our Lady of Providence High School in Clarksville. She also helped with accounts at the Provi-dence Retirement Home in New Albany from 1971-77.

From 1977-78, she served as the main office manager at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis.

Sister Ann Bernard ministered at St. Patrick Center in Indianapolis from 1985-86 and at St. Susanna Parish in Plainfield from 1986-87.

She returned to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1987 to serve as secretary and business manager at the Woods Day Care/Pre-School until 1993.

In 1994, she ministered at the Mother Theodore Health Care facility at the motherhouse in staff services and as coordinator of correspondence for the residents.

Sister Ann Bernard retired to the motherhouse and began her ministry of prayer in 2002.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, and great-grand-nieces and great-grand-nephews.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47976.

Holy Cross Brother Walter Foken taught at
Cathedral High School in Indianapolis from 1965 to 1971

Holy Cross Brother Walter Foken died on April 6 after a lengthy illness at Dujarie House at Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame, Ind. He was 84.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on April 11 at St. Joseph’s Chapel at Holy Cross Village. Burial followed at St. Joseph’s Cemetery on the village grounds.

He was born on Sept. 15, 1921, in Cincinnati. He joined the brothers’ candidacy program in September 1941 in Watertown, Wis., and was received into the novitiate on Feb. 1, 1942, in Rolling Prairie, Ind. He made his first profession of vows of religion on Feb. 2, 1943, and professed his perpetual vows on Aug. 16, 1946.

Brother Walter earned a doctoral degree in commerce at the University of Notre Dame in 1946 and a Master of Business Administration degree at the University of Texas in 1953.

He taught at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis from 1965-71.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Congregation of Holy Cross, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556.†


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