August 4, 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)

ALERDING, Mary Ann, 64, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, July 21. Sister of Steven Alerding. Step-sister of Carolyn Minardo and Dick Heidbreder.

ANTONIO, Christopher, 3, St. Monica, Indianapolis, July 22. Son of Alvavo Antonio and Fidela Antonio-Anastacio. Brother of Carolina Antonio-Anastacio. Grandson of Jose Antonio Moreno, Angelina Hernandez Pascual, Juan Anastacio Sanchez and Virginia Ambrocio Velazquez. Great-grandson of Eleodora Sanchez and Zenaida Pascual Sostenes.

BLUNK, Esther M., 98, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, July 17. Mother of Sharon Blunk. Aunt of several.

BRADEN, Larry A., 59, St. Monica, Indianapolis, July 22. Husband of Ellen (Hughes) Sterling Braden. Father of Lisa Orr, David and Jonathan Braden. Son of Doris Braden. Brother of William Braden. Grandfather of four.

BRINKMAN, Melvin Joseph, 83, St. Louis, Batesville, July 25. Husband of Rosemary (Herbert) Brinkman. Father of Linda Amberger, Carol McGrath, Mary Kay, Dan, Dale, David and Steve Brinkman. Brother of Anna Mae Osier and Jerry Brinkman. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of six.

CRUZE, Mary, 70, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, July 8. Mother of Deborah Blickensderfer, Michael and Ronald Cruze. Grandmother of four.

DUNHAM, Mary C., 79, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, July 23. Mother of Debbie Johnson and Donna Nolley. Sister of Pauline Mershon, Veronica Zerfas, Harold, Kenneth and Ralph Mattingly. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 14.

EVERLY, William, Sr., 67, St. Paul, Tell City, July 8. Husband of Sue (Seals) Everly. Father of Beth Van Hoosier, Jeff and Joe Everly. Grandfather of two.

FARRELL, Carolyn, 65, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, July 19. Wife of Patrick Farrell. Mother of Christina, Colleen, Anthony, Brian, Daniel, Kevin, Mark and Patrick Farrell. Sister of Barbara Farrell and Richard Koesters. Grandmother of 18.

FINLEY, Alice J., 77, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, June 27. Mother of John III and Joseph Finley. Sister of Rosemary Hauck and Eileen Zalewski.

HANCOCK, Harold, 85, St. Agnes, Nashville, July 11. Husband of Carmen Hancock. Father of Melita, Michellan and Mark Hancock. Stepfather of five. Brother of Mary Jo Lewellen. Grandfather of five. Step-grandfather of 19. Great-grandfather of one. Step-great-grandfather of nine.

HERITIER, John Jerome, 84, St. Monica, Indianapolis, July 20. Husband of Yolanda (Sciortino) Heritier. Father of Cynthia Mattingly, Sheila Thompson, Brian and Dr. Dennis Heritier. Brother of three. Grandfather of seven.

KEESLING, Gene, 82, St. Mary, Richmond, July 22. Husband of Louise Keesling. Father of Diana Dickenson and Richard Keesling. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of nine.

KOWALIUK, Char A., 60, St. Agnes, Nashville, July 12. Wife of James Kowaliuk. Mother of Marlene Mazer. Daughter of Dorothy Roach. Sister of James Roach. Grandmother of two.

LEON, Dorothy Eileen, 86, Holy Guardian Angels, Cedar Grove, July 18. Mother of Linda Winchester and Gary Leon. Sister of Katherine Brewer. Grand-mother of five. Great-grandmother of one.

LOGAN, Tim S., 46, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, July 7. Husband of Debbie (DeWitt) Logan. Father of Thomas, Tyler II and Vince Logan. Brother of Sara Baker, Peg Martin, Sue Mathena, Jane Rivas, Alice, Julie, Dan and Tom Logan. Grandfather of one.

PREVOST, Richard Matas II, 48, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, July 9. Husband of Joyce Prevost. Father of Adele, Marie, Veronica, John, Richie and Seth Prevost.

RETTIG, J. Ronald, 74, St. Agnes, Nashville, July 17. Husband of Carole Rettig. Father of Chris, Dan, Gary, J. Michael, James, Paul and Stephen Rettig. Brother of Linda Hill. Grand-father of 16. Great-grandfather of three.

ROSENBERGER, Roberta, 63, St. Michael, Brookville, July 16. Wife of Herbert Rosenberger. Sister of Audrey Beres and Donald Race.

SMITH, Jerry Stuart, 69, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, July 13. Husband of Magdelena Smith. Father of James and Michael Smith. Brother of Judith Elliott, Larry and Robert Smith. Grandfather of five.

WESTRICK, Leo L., 80, St. Mary, Greensburg, July 18. Father of Keith Westrick. Brother of Herman Westrick Jr. Grand-father of four. Great-grandfather of four.

WILLIAMS, Mary Edith, 90, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, July 7. Mother of Carol McQuilkin, David and John Williams.

ZOLL, Wilfred C., 73, St. Michael, Cannelton, July 13. Husband of Jane Lee (Bolin) Zoll. Father of Patricia Hawkins, Karen Miller, Sarah, Brian, Mark and Tim Zoll. Brother of Caroline Ballman, Martha Buechlein, Sylvia Harpenau, Earl, Edwin and James Zoll. Grandfather of nine. Step-grandfather of five. Step-great-grandfather of two. †


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