March 29, 2024


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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BAUMANN, Mary Louise, 88, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, March 9. Mother of Mary Pat Lilly, Teresa Woodson, James and Robert Baumann. Sister of Paul Ehringer. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 10.

ELLIOTT, Charles A., 77, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 8. Husband of Debbie Elliott. Father of Kelly Haskett and Chad Elliott. Brother of Donna Van Winkle and Mike Elliott. Grandfather of five.

FISHERKELLER, Gregory, 54, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 7. Father of Colin, Kevin and Peter Fisherkeller. Son of Betty Fisherkeller. Grandfather of two.

FLAMION, Jr., Derrel S., 82, Holy Cross, St. Croix, March 8. Husband of Carol Flamion. Father of Kelly Flamion and Shannon Kratzer. Brother of Trudy Esarey, Brenda Pund, Ramona Simpson, Jerry, Kenny and Kevin Flamion. Grandfather of three.

FREDERICK, Frances A., 78, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Feb. 4. Wife of Dr. Joe Frederick. Mother of Tasha Hosler, Alison Loughran and Melissa Schroder. Sister of Ellen Maglicic. Grandmother of nine.

HERTZ, Anthony, 89, Prince of Peace, Madison, March 15. Father of Laura Jo Black, Joni Lanham, David and Nick Hertz. Brother of Mary Ann Bear, Joan Tucker and Joe Hertz. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of six.

JOEST, Shirley J., 89, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 2. Mother of Jennifer Gibson, Julia, Jason and Jerry Joest. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of several.

KRAMER, Roger, 52, St. Mary, Greensburg, March 8. Husband of Jennifer Kramer. Father of Renae Kramer. Brother of Julie Corbett, Sheila Kirchhoff, Anita Scheidler, Susan Springmeyer, Lisa Wagoner, Angie Weber, Alan, Gary and Marvin Kramer. Uncle of several.

LENFERT, Daniel H., 74, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, March 6. Husband of Theresa Lenfert. Father of Renee Kinnaird and Brian Lenfert. Son of May Lenfert. Brother of Patricia, David and Richard Lenfert. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of one.

MACK, Donald L., 94, SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood, March 5. Father of Lori Aldrich, Constance Rea, Cheryl Rosier, Donald, Jr., Keith and Steve Mack. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of 22. Great-great-grandfather of one.

MILLER, Roy F., 90, St. John the Baptist, Osgood, Feb. 20. Brother of Ralph Miller. Uncle of several.

MORAN, Mary Ann, 82, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 1. Mother of Dr. Bill, Mike and Dr. Tom Moran. Aunt of several.

MULLIS, Dennis, 90, St. Boniface, Fulda, March 8. Father of Denise Leclere, Carla Williams and Brad Mullis. Brother of Barbara Ross. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 10. Great-great-grandfather of one.

NIEHOFF, Ralph W., 88, St. Mary, Rushville, March 16. Husband of Janet Niehoff. Father of Kathy Lilegdon, Joanna Tuohy, David, Jim and John Niehoff. Brother of Ruth Battreall, Edna Knecht and Marilyn Moeller. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of eight.

PARKER, Rose, 93, St. Paul, Tell City, March 13. Mother of Pat Harpenau, Donna Irey, Jenny Messmer, Barbara Steen, Sheila Travis, Annette and Steve Parker. Grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother of several.

SCHWENDER, William, 85, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, March 13. Father of Elizabeth Farris and Phillip Schwender. Grandfather of two.

THOMPSON, Victor D., 80, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, March 5. Husband of Nancy Thompson. Father of Monica Bloomer, Stephanie Esterline and Jeffrey Thompson. Brother of Victoria Blackwell. Grandfather of nine.

TROSSMAN, Violet, 95, All Saints, Dearborn County, March 10. Sister of Rita Duggins, Rose Martini and Floyd Trossman. Aunt of several.

TYLER, Betty, 92, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, March 15. Mother of Lori Becker, Carol Bowling, Janie Fehr, Kim Hamilton, Rindy Phillips, Lisa, Brad, Chad and Randy Tyler. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of 22.

WENKER, Herman H., 91, St. John the Baptist, Osgood, Feb. 28. Husband of Nancy Wenker. Father of Christopher and Gregory Wenker. Brother of Elizabeth and Paul Wenker. Grandfather of six.

Daniel Rodden, father of Father Kyle Rodden, died on March 11 in Florida

Daniel Rodden, the father of Father Kyle Rodden, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Corydon and St. Mary Parish in Lanesville, died on March 11 in Venice, Fla. He was 69.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 23 at Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Jeffersonville. Burial followed at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Jeffersonville.

Rodden was born in Peoria, Ill., to the late Patrick and Leona Rodden. His family later moved to Jeffersonville, where he was a member of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish and a graduate of Jeffersonville High School.

Rodden served for 30 years as a police officer in Jeffersonville. He also was previously president of his local lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, a member of the Clark County Council and Clark County Sheriff.

Rodden was a volunteer youth sports coach and a co-founder of the Jeffersonville Soup Kitchen.

His children who survive are his daughter Dr. Natalie King of Utah and Father Rodden. His surviving siblings include his sisters Betsy Summer of Jeffersonville, Kathy Phillips of Ellenton, Fla., Marianne Waldman of Lexington, Ky., and Patty Henderzahs of New Albany, and his brothers, John Rodden of Jeffersonville and Kevin Rodden of Greenville. Also surviving is granddaughter Clare King.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the archdiocesan Vocations Office, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202. †

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