April 5, 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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BAUMER, Joseph J., 96, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, March 20. Father of Greg and Mark Baumer. Brother of Catherine Perkins and Edward Baumer. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of three.

BECKNER, Imogene, 94, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, March 9. Sister of Connie, Marie and Albert Bennett. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of five. Great-great-grandmother of two.

BRANDT III, Charles C., 57, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 11. Husband of Kathy Brandt. Father of Anna, Elizabeth and Mary Kate Brandt. Son of Charles C. Brant. Brother of Elizabeth Bordes and Leslie Small.

BUSALD, Edna, 94, St. Jude, Indianapolis, March 10. Mother of Marcia Hendrickson and Garry Busald. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of seven.

HARMEYER, Ralph H., 93, St. Louis, Batesville, Feb. 22. Husband of Bernie Harmeyer. Father of Gerald, Irvin and Kenneth Harmeyer. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of 16.

HOCHADEL, Joseph E., 77, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Jan. 31. Father of Rebecca Houchens, Rose Hunsaker and Joseph Hochadel. Brother of Lorraine Hodgin and Kitty McGloshen. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of 10.

KIEL, David R., 80, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, March 14. Husband of Dee Kiel. Father of Chris and John Kiel. Brother of Kathy Lubker, Marshall and Ted Kiel. Grandfather of two.

LARKIN, Barbara, 90, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, March 16. Mother of Kim Griffith, Roberta Huber, Karen McDonald and Pat Musgrave. Sister of Ann Bowling and Janet Fisher. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 17.

LYNN, Elizabeth, 87, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Feb. 13. Mother of Lee Ann Lumpkins, James and Kevin Lynn. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 10.

MAXWELL, Michael P., 91, St. Jude, Indianapolis, March 14. Father of Andrew, Christopher, John and Michael Maxwell, Jr. Brother of Mary Jane Biro and Paul Koch. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of two.

MEISBERGER, Sandra K., 83, Prince of Peace, Madison, March 27. Wife of Melvin Meisberger. Mother of Caroline Cumberworth, Amy Fischmer, Debbie Gloyd, Julie Underwood and Brian Meisberger. Sister of Diana Yoakum, Jack and Toby Ricketts. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of five.

PAGANI, Carla J. (Azzarello), 80, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, March 22. Wife of Victor Pagani. Mother of Tricia Miles, Christina Wrobel and Marc Pagani. Grandmother of five.

PAYNE, Vincent G., 90, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Feb. 26. Husband of Regina Payne. Father of Lisa Payne-Ratliff, Kathy Wicker, David and Timothy Payne. Grandfather of three.

RAIDY, William P., 96, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, March 18. Husband of Marian Raidy. Father of Jane Elliott and Patrick Raidy. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of four.

SCHAFER, James B., 81, St. John Paul II, Sellersburg, March 13. Husband of Mary Jo Schafer. Father of Angela Banet and Christine Heilginberg. Brother of Norma Krentz and Charles Schafer. Grandfather of seven.

STONEBRAKER, Robert, 91, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Richmond, March 13. Uncle of one.

URBANSKI, Braden M., 23, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, March 8. Son of Jason and Jennifer Urbanski. Brother of Ainsley and Aiken Urbanski. Grandson of Steve Lytle, Mike and Gloria Urbanski and Jane Williams.

WADE, James F., 84, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, March 9. Husband of Ruth Ann Wade. Father of Debbie Beyers, Sandy Jolivette and Jamie Richards. Brother of Dorothy O’Connor, Helen and Donald Wade. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of two.

WANCHIC, John N., 63, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Jan. 26. Husband of Cecilia Wanchic. Father of Sarah, John, Michael and Nicholas Wanchic. Brother of Nina, Mark, Michael and Tom. Grandfather of two. †

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