August 15, 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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ALDRIDGE, Mary, 86, St. Mary, Rushville, August 4. Mother of Mary Harcourt, Diane Lanter, Michelle Skowronek, Brian and Stephen Aldridge. Sister of William Waters. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of two.

BATES, Marian (Krajewska), 81, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, July 25. Mother of Adrienne Brown and Stephen Bates. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of two.

BRUNS, Rodney J., 55, St. Michael, Brookville, July 30. Husband of Lauren Bruns. Father of Ellee, Maggie and Tony Bruns. Brother of Becky Lanning, Pam Stein and Greg Bruns. Grandfather of one.

CONRAD, Patricia W., 66, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, July 26. Mother of Jocelyn Conrad. Sister of Sue Skutecki.

DENISON, Nancy, 74, Holy Family, New Albany, July 26. Mother of Larry Denison. Sister of Barbara Von Allmen, Carl and William Koetter. Grandmother of four.

DIETZ, Antoinette, 89, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, July 30. Mother of Ann Goss and Toni Smith. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of seven.

DUERSTOCK, Urban, 83, St. Mary, Greensburg, July 31. Father of Linda Lecher, Debra Schoettmer, Donald and Gary Duerstock. Brother of Helen Tebbe, Cyril and Marvin Duerstock. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of eight.

GERDES, Kathryn L., 62, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, July 30. Wife of Neal P. Gerdes. Mother of Jack and Patrick Kent. Sister of Bobbi Gumino, Helen Hughes, Susie Peebles and Steve Schneiders.

HILTON, Mary E., 89, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, July 29. Mother of Allen and Timothy Hilton. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 18. Great-great-grandmother of one.

KRAKOSKI, Suann, 77, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, July 24. Wife of Robert Krakoski. Mother of Brenda Elkins, Janice Russell, Robert and Steven Krakoski. Sister of Saundra Klaman and Mick Nier. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of one.

MEISTER, Charles P., 81, St. John the Baptist, Osgood, July 27. Husband of Glenda (Jeffries) Meister. Father of Paula Webster, Charles, David, James, Mark, Stephen and Thomas Meister. Grandfather of 19. Great-grandfather of nine.

O’SULLIVAN, John J., 65, SS. Peter and Paul, Indianapolis, July 31. Husband of Jo (Alexander) O’Sullivan. Father of Timothy O’Sullivan. Stepfather of Melanie Clayman and Michelle Wootan. Brother of Patricia Quigg and William O’Sullivan. Grandfather of seven.

PEARSEY, Martha Jane, 91, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, August 1. Mother of Mary Rooney, Charles and Patrick Pearsey. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of nine.

PERSOHN, Joseph G., 83, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, August 1. Father of Debbie Kelly, Dean, Lawrence and Roger Persohn. Brother of Cora Fischer, Bonnie Fleck, Ardella Schneider and Leona Schaefer. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of 11.

POPP, Denise M., 54, St. Joseph, Clark County, July 28. Daughter of George and Mary Jean Popp. Sister of Theresa Lenfert, Rick and Tony Popp.

REASE, Mary, 74, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, July 27. Wife of William Rease. Mother of Patricia Gillen and Donna Gilstrap. Sister of Sister Kathleen O’Donnell, Eileen Parsons and James O’Donnell. Grandmother of three.

ROBAS, Leo J., 89, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, August 1. Husband of Pauline Robas. Father of Ron Robas. Stepfather of Jonna, Jay and Nick Arnold. Grandfather of one. Great-grandfather of one. Step-grandfather of five. Step-great-grandfather of five.

ROBERTSON, Leslie A., 58, St. Bernard, Frenchtown, May 25. Husband of Roberta (Simon) Robertson. Father of Benjamin, Dustin, Gabriel and Lydia Robertson. Brother of Marianne Naville, Diane Shope, Christopher, David, Gary, Mark, Michael, Patrick, Stacy and Stephen Robertson.

RUDISILL, Patricia (Griffin), 72, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, August 2. Mother of Michael and Timothy Rudisill. Sister of Katherine Bartel and Robert Griffin. Grandmother of five.

WILLIAMS, Roscoe E., 72, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, August 2. Husband of Rose M. Williams. Father of Missy Hall, Annie Lickliter, Mandy and Troy Williams. Brother of May Ann Dile. Grandfather of five. †

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