April 4, 2014


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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ADAMS, Agatha, 89, St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, March 12. Mother of Cindy Brown, Taffy Tomlinson, Lori Wilkerson and Tim Heagy. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 14.

BARON, Marisa, 90, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 18. Mother of Ann Vukas and Gary Baron. Sister of Rita Ossorio, Ann Marie Taylor, Pia Zona and Mario D’Auria. Grandmother of three.

BAUMAN, Raymond H., 92, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, March 11. Husband of Marcella Bauman. Father of Gary and Mark Bauman. Brother of Floretta Burton. Grandfather of one.

BERTHOLD, Mary Louise, 71, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Bright, March 14. Mother of Pam Fox and Rodney Berthold. Sister of Vernal Houlihan and Pat Devitt. Grandmother of three.

BROWN, Jane (Duffy), 92, Holy Family, New Albany, March 18. Sister of Phyllis Denaley, Wilma Euless, Marilyn and Richard Duffy.

CAITO, Joseph Anthony, Sr., 87, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, March 24. Father of Mary Ann Benz, Rebecca Caito-Sander and Joseph Caito II. Grandfather of four.

CLARK, Barbara Marie, 83, St. Agnes, Nashville, March 23. Mother of Colleen Bennett, Amy Cooper, Pat and Rob Clark. Grandmother of 16.

DERMANELIAN, Miranda L., 25, St. Agnes, Nashville, March 14. Mother of Jalynne Dunn and Cameron Evans. Daughter of Michael Dermanelian. Sister of Marissa, McKenzie and Michaela Dermanelian. Granddaughter of Dave H.T. Dermanelian.

ENGLERT, George J., 91, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, March 17. Husband of Helen (Andres) Englert. Father of Pamela Belden and Karen Waters. Brother of Dorothy Zeller and Kenneth Englert. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of four.

FINN, John Vincent, 87, St. John the Baptist, Starlight, March 22. Husband of Blanche (Boesing) Finn. Father of Lois Dailey, Elaine Lonnemann, Martha Patton, Carmel Quire, Therese, James, Jerome, John and Walter Finn. Grandfather of 35. Great-grandfather of 15.

GAUER, Catherine E., 92, St. Patrick, Terre Haute, March 10. Mother of Jan Anderson, Cathy Price, Fran, Eddie, Mike, Patrick and Phil Gauer. Sister of John Doyle and Harold Gauer. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 10.

GEORGE, Frances, 91, Christ the King, Indianapolis, March 13.

GUTIERREZ, Refugia Maria, 87, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), March 11. Mother of Linda Gutierrez Gardner, Margarita Gutierrez Mesa, Gloria, Manuel Jr. and Pete Gutierrez, Jose and Maricela Hernandez. Sister of Lucha Gallardo. Grandmother of several. Great-grandmother of several.

HOBSON, Peggy (Keilman), 75, St. Ambrose, Seymour, March 13.

HOLTEL, Anna L., 89, Holy Family, Oldenburg, March 21. Aunt of several.

KLAIN, Eliner T., 83, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, March 14. Mother of Lorrie Klain. Sister of Mary Perry. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of three.

LaFLEUR, Isabelle Francis, infant, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 21. Daughter of Daniel and Sabrina LaFleur.

LEICHTER, Kathleen, 79, St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, Feb. 17. Wife of Ronald Leichter. Mother of Mary Ann and John Leichter. Sister of Lorraine, Cornelius and Francis Hart. Grandmother of two.

MARIEN, Dorothy M., 100, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, March 16. Mother of Kathy Schmidt, Edward, John and Richard Marien. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 13.

McGEE, Helen, 91, St. Patrick, Terre Haute, Feb. 27. Mother of Jeanne Frost.

MERGENTHAL, Ruth A., 91, St. Michael, Brookville, March 22. Mother of Phyllis Metz, Karen Meyer, Myrna Wissing and Jeff Mergenthal. Sister of Leona Kalb. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of eight.

MILTZ, Richard E., 67, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 15. Husband of Katherine Miltz. Father of Jennifer and Michael Miltz. Brother of Karl Miltz. Grandfather of two.

MISINIEC, Myrtle Grace, 95, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, March 15. Mother of Janet, Judy, Joe and John Misiniec. Sister of Bill Blankenship. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of eight.

NAYLOR, Marjorie A., 91, St. Michael, Brookville, March 22. Wife of John Naylor. Mother of Sheila Miller, Bob and Kelly Naylor. Sister of Kathleen Johnson. Grandmother of eight.

PEREZ, Xavier Reyes, 21, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 21. Son of Wilfredo and Isabel Perez. Brother of Suzette Nufio, Zaira, Edwin, Walter and Wilfredo Perez, and Erick Nufio.

PETTINGER, Mary Jean, 90, St. Mary, North Vernon, March 12. Mother of Bob Pettinger. Grandmother of two. Great-grandfather of three.

SAUTER, Walter W., 86, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, March 18. Father of Judith Smith, Brian, John and Mark Sauter. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of two.

SCHWINDEL, Cyrilla Mary, 89, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, March 19. Mother of Brenda Braslow, Mitzy Lewis and Mary Lou Vaal. Half-sister of Henrietta Bishoff. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 21.

SHIEL, Andrew Thomas, 2, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 22. Son of Bethany (Canull) Shiel. Brother of Ethan Lessig. Grandson of Thomas and Carole Canull, Gail Shiel and Richard and Lori Smith.

SHIEL, James Andrew, 26, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 21. Son of Gail Shiel. Brother of Maureen Knoble and Katherine Shiel. Grandson of Katherine Shiel.

STEINER, Martha Marie, 65, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, March 6. Sister of Barbara Durnil, Mary Fulkerson, Madonna Hankee, Marian Mehringer, Virginia Quillen, Elizabeth Riley, Regina Wininger, Norbert, Paul, Robert and Tony Steiner. (correction)

TEX, Kenneth R., 70, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 22. Father of Kathy, Jeffrey and Jerry Tex. Brother of Mary Hamhock, Mike, Richard, Ronnie and Thomas Tex. Grandfather of four.

TEX, Raymond P., 75, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 10. Brother of Mary Hamhock, Kenneth, Mike, Richard, Ronnie and Thomas.

THOMAS, Catherine, 90, St. Jude, Indianapolis, March 21. Wife of Joseph Thomas. Mother of Janet Morrison, Jeffrey and Robert Thomas. Sister of Franky Belloise, Theresa Faulkner, Christine Gough, Cecelia Heady, Dottie Wilson, James, Michael and Patrick Floyd. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of three.

TRIPLETT, Barbara L., 85, Holy Family, New Albany, March 15. Mother of Kathy Futral, Keith and Stephen Triplett. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of four.

Franciscan Sister Teresa Carol Van Compernolle ministered in education in Indiana, Missouri and Ohio

Franciscan Sister Teresa Carol Van Compernolle died on March 25 at the St. Clare Health Center at the motherhouse of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis in Oldenburg. She was 89.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 28 at the Motherhouse Chapel. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Irma Mary Van Compernolle was born on Nov. 26, 1924.

She entered the Sisters of St. Francis on Sept. 8, 1944, and professed final vows on Aug. 12, 1947.

During nearly 70 years as a Sister of St. Francis, Sister Laurita ministered as a teacher in Catholic schools in Indiana, Ohio and Missouri, and in other capacities on the motherhouse grounds. She spent her final years in prayer.

In the archdiocese, Sister Teresa served at Little Flower School, St. Lawrence School and Holy Trinity School, all in Indianapolis; the former St. Anthony of Padua School in Morris; and St. Gabriel School in Connersville.

In later years, she worked at a business office in Florida before returning to the Oldenburg motherhouse where she was assistant to the sacristan and the motherhouse minister.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, IN 47036-0100. †

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