August 29, 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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ARMITAGE, David B., 74, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Aug. 13. Husband of Gloria Armitage. Father of Lynda Henderson, Jennifer Spivey, Amy, Ben, Jeremiah and Sam Armitage. Brother of Casey Peck. Grandfather of 14.

BAUER, Edward, 64, St. Mary, New Albany, Aug. 7. Brother of Joyce Eaton and Regina Harrison.

BRIER, Kathryn M., 82, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Aug. 13. Mother of Charles, Daniel, David, James, Michael and Richard Brier. Grandmother of 10.

CAULFIELD, Thomas E., 89, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Aug. 18. Father of Kathleen Beach, Noreen Kavanaugh, Mary Larson, Sandy, Susan and Michael Caulfield. Brother of Patrick Caulfield. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of three.

DANT, Pamela M., 61, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, Aug. 20. Wife of George Dant. Mother of Kelsey James, Kristina and Jack McKinney. Sister of Jeanette Dunn, Doreen Lehr, Marcia Lowe, Cindy Poehler Levi, Denise and Art Poehler. Grandmother of two.

DAVIS, Walter W., 93, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Aug. 7. Father of Janet Espiritu, Christine Welcher and Thomas Davis. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of six.

DONAHUE, Shirley V., 84, St. Joseph, Aug. 16. Mother of Theresa Brickens, Veronica McGhee, Bridget Shilling, Angela Donahue Wykoff and Christopher Donahue. Sister of Elizabeth Lopez and Dorothy Raby. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 16.

DUM, Anton W., 87, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Aug. 7. Father of Susan Kent, Sandy Panyard, Marilyn Ryan, Susan Seidel, Gary, Michael and Steve Dum. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of one.

FLODERUM, Douglas W., 46, Annunciation, Brazil, July 29. Husband of Melissa Floderman. Son of Mary Ann Floderman. Brother of Adrienne Davies, Dick and John Floderman.

GILLUM, Joseph P., 46, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Aug. 19. Father of Jacquelyn, Jessica, Lucia, Mia, Gino, Joseph, Joshua, Michael and William Gillum. Son of Josephine Bova. Brother of Kimberly Claunch, Kenneth and Michael Gillum. Grandfather of two.

GRABOWSKI, Thomas, 70, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Aug. 15. Husband of Tina Grabowski. Father of Christine Garver, Tracy Gercak, Michael, Paul and Thomas Grabowski. Brother of Marilyn Bogseth and Bob Grabowski. Grandfather of 10.

HAUSWALD, Lillian F. (Read), 96, St. Joseph, Corydon, Aug. 10. Mother of Julie Crone, Mary McKulick, Joanie Schmidt, Phillip, Steven and Thomas Hauswald. Sister of Barbara Julius and Catherine Tinius. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of eight.

HOFFMAN, John F. Sr., 83, Prince of Peace, Madison, Aug. 14. Father of John F. Hoffman, Jr. Brother of Ilene Anger, Mary Haines and Marcelene Long. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of two.

KASTER, Ronald P., 70, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Aug. 18. Husband of Sue Kaster. Father of Laurie Otter, Greg and Mark Kaster. Brother of Rose Ann Liggett and Inez Yohler. Grandfather of seven.

KNIOLA, Antoinette E. (Griswold), 66, Most Sorrowful Mother of God, Vevay, Aug. 16. Wife of John Kniola. Sister of Mary Beth Wolford, Matthew and Nicholas Griswold. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of one.

KOCZERGO, Andrew, 62, Prince of Peace, Madison, Aug. 12. Father of Jessica Simon. Brother of Veronika Feltner, Rose King and Edward Koczergo. Grandfather of three.

KUTTER, Jerome R., 70, St. Andrew, Richmond, Aug. 16. Husband of Arlene Kutter. Brother of Rosemary Miller and Anthony Kutter.

LUSK, Mae, 93, St. Joseph, Shelbvyille, July 11.

McCRARY, Aaron J., 21, St. Mary, Greensburg, Aug. 18. Son of Don and Janice McCrary. Brother of Ryan McCrary. Grandson of Myrna Kohlman, Don and Anna Mae McCrary.

MEER, Thelma M., 90, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, Aug. 6. Mother of Lina and Shirley Meer.

PALMER, Bernardine F., 65, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, July 30. Wife of Mike Palmer. Mother of Brian, Roderick and Sean Marcum. Sister of Martha Bryson, Delores Krohne, Kathy Laub, Susie Thomas, Herbert and Michael Johnson. Grandmother of nine.

RIESTER, John T., 75, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Aug. 18. Husband of Julia Walsh. Father of Katherine Carr, James, John and Mark Riester. Grandfather of four.

RINARD, James A., 94, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, July 31. Brother of Judith Mecher.

SAMPSON, Stella, 93, St. Mary, Rushville, Aug. 17. Mother of Barbara Brewer, Joann, Gerald and Roger Sampson. Sister of Ann Suszek. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of three.

SCHLENSKER, Betty, 82, Holy Family, New Albany, Aug. 13. Mother of Sandy Fritz and Tammy Schlensker. Sister of W.G. and William Loebig. Grandmother of two.

THEOBALD, Inetta E., 94, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Aug. 10. Sister of Hazel Jones.

WATERS, Mary Lou, 101, St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, Aug. 18. Mother of Donna Boles, Linda Dro and Robert Waters. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of four.

WITHEM, Patricia L., 84, St. Therese of the Infant (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Aug. 5. Wife of Charles Withem. Mother of Cynthia Hutton, Barbara Froman, JoAnn Rippy, Karen Rogers, Tracy Russell and Mary Wagner-Perry. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of four. †

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