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September 30, 2004
Angela S. Lewis
Angela S. Lewis, 19, of Batesville, died Sunday, September 26, 2004 at Margaret
Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born August 13, 1985 in Panama
City, FL the daughter of Scott Lewis and Theresa (Cervantez) Lewis and they
survive in Batesville.
Other survivors include two sisters, Patricia Enke of Clovis, NM, Pamela Lewis
of Batesville, maternal grandmother, Marie Cervantez of Clovis, NM, paternal
grandmother, Judy Lewis of Manchester, OH and paternal great-grandmother, Lola
Swayne of Manchester, OH. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather,
Pete Cervantez and her paternal great-grandfather, John Lewis.
Angela was a college student and was also a daycare caregiver at the YMCA in
Visitation will be held today, Thursday, September 30, 4-7 p.m. (slow time) at
Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville with a prayer service being held at 6:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 1, 10 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic
Church in Batesville with Rev. Christiaan Kappes officiating.
Burial will be in the St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Batesville. Memorials may
go to the Phi Beta Psi Sorority Cancer Research Project.
Arrangements are pending for Alice McCoy, 79, of Olean.
The Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles, is handling arrangements.
Richard E. Perkinson,
Richard E. Perkinson, Sr., 42, of Holton, formerly of Madison, died Monday, September
20, 2004 at King's Daughters' Hospital, Madison. He was born November 26, 1961
in Indianapolis the son of Ronald E. Perkinson and Anna Horn.
Survivors include his wife, Kayla Sue Perkinson of Holton; one daughter, Maegan
Ann Perkinson of Madison; three sons, Richard E. Perkinson, Jr., Shawn Michael
Perkinson, Ronnie Allen Perkinson, all of Holton; mother, Anna Elizabeth Perkinson
of North Vernon; father and stepmother, Ronald Eugene and Donna Sue Perkinson
of Madison; one sister, Lana Kay McDarment of Madison; one brother, Randy Allen
Perkinson of Madison; stepsister, Jennifer Symons of Madison; stepbrother, Brian
J. Symons of North Vernon and maternal grandmother, Amanda Horn of Osgood.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather Beverly Horn and paternal grandparents
Virgil Perkinson and Marcella Kottlowski.
Mr. Perkinson served in the US Navy for six years and was a former employee of
Starks Mechanical in Columbus where he worked as a sheet metal fabricator. He
graduated from Madison Consolidated High School.
Visitation will be held Thursday, September 23 from 4-8 p.m. at Vail-Holt Funeral
Home, Madison and Friday after 9 a.m. until the time of service. Funeral services
will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Charles Justice
officiating. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. A military
graveside service will be conducted by the honor guard of the American Legion
Memorials may be made to the Richard E. Perkinson Memorial Fund.
Marie C. Bechtel
Marie C. Bechtel, 87, of the Waters of Batesville, formerly of Sunman, died Monday,
September 20, 2004 at Margaret Mary Community Hospital. She was born June 6,
1917 in Oldenburg the daughter of Daniel and Eleanor Klein, both deceased.
She married Henry Bechtel, Sr., and he preceded her in death in 1985.
Survivors include four daughters, Mary Rehberger of Sunman, Vi and husband JR
Adams of Sunman, Alice and husband Cliff Riehle of Harrison, OH, Rose and husband
Larry Weber of Greensburg; two sons, Henry and wife Mary Bechtel, Jr., of Citra,
FL, Daniel and wife Donna Bechtel of Sunman; 17 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, two brothers, and one grandson, Brian
Mrs. Bechtel was a homemaker and a member of the St. Nicholas Church.
Visitation will be held Thursday, September 23 from 4-8 p.m. at Cook Funeral
Home, Sunman with rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday, September
24 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Church with Rev. Gregory Bramlage officiating.
Burial will be in the St. Nicholas Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice or to the masses.
Mathilda H. Schumacher
Mathilda H. Schumacher, 83, of Batesville, died Sunday, September 19, 2004 at
Abilene Regional Medical Center in Abilene, TX. She was born March 2, 1921 in
Franklin County the daughter of Gilbert and Louise (Hoegemeyer) Gluesenkamp,
both deceased. She married Owen Schumacher at St. John Church, Huntersville on
August 30, 1941 and he preceded her in death October 9, 1987.
Survivors include one daughter, Owenita Grubert of Fishkill, NY.; one son, Michael
Schumacher (Janet) of Batesville; five grandchildren; one sister, JoAnn Widerquist
of Cassopolis, MI.; and Bill Gluesenkamp and devoted friend Richard Flodder.
Mrs. Schumacher was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, Order of Eastern
Star Chapter 348 and member of the 12th Armored Division Association. She was
retired from Margaret Mary Community Hospital as a ward clerk and was still an
Visitation will be held Thursday, September 23 from 4-8 p.m. with OES services
at 7:30 p.m. at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville. Funeral services will be held
Friday, September 24 at 11 a.m. at the St. John United Church of Christ in Batesville
with Rev. David Johnston officiating. Burial will be in the St. John Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Cornea Research Foundation or St. John Church both in
care of the funeral home.
Gary Lee Shaw
Gary Lee Shaw, 50, of Holton died Tuesday, September 14, 2004 at Schneck Medical
Center, Seymour. He was born January 1, 1954 in Batesville the son of Wallace
and Helen Hudson Shaw.
He is survived by one brother, Frank W. Shaw of Columbus and companion, Sharla
Hensley of Holton. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Shaw was a certified auto mechanic.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the
American Cancer Society. Myers Funeral Service, Reed & Jewell Chapel are
in charge of the arrangements.
Margaret M. Peetz
Margaret M. Peetz, 84, of Napoleon passed away Monday, September 13, 2004 at
the Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg. She was born near Batesville
on December 20, 1919 the daughter of John and Elizabeth Fremdling Klusman.
She was married to Clyde Peetz on January 25, 1947 and he preceded her in death
on December 16, 1991.
Mrs. Peetz was a 1938 graduate of Napoleon High School and was a member of St.
John's Lutheran Church in Napoleon. She was a homemaker, a former employee of
Seagram's and had driven a school bus for the Jac-Cen-Del School system for several
Survivors include one son, John Peetz and his wife Marilyn of Osgood; two granddaughters,
Amanda Comer and her husband Blake of Osgood, Julie Ann Obendorf and her husband
John of Osgood. She was preceded in death by her parents and her grandson, Doug
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 17, 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran
Church, Napoleon with Pastor Gary Groth officiating. Burial will be in the church
cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 16 from 5-8 p.m. at the
Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles.
Memorials may be given to the church in care of the funeral home.
Jackson L. Beaman
Jackson L. Beaman, 79, of Indianapolis, passed away, September 11, 2004. He was
born October 5, 1929 in Quincy, Indiana the son of Ross and Lacy Beaman.
Mr. Beaman had been employed as a machinist with Allison Division of General
Motors for 30 years until his retirement in 1984. He was a veteran of the U.S.
Mr. Beaman is survived by his wife, Bertha L. Stratton Beaman, two sons, Robert
J. Beaman and Larry E. Breeding, three grandsons, Brian and Brandon Beaman and
Funeral services were Wednesday, September 15 at 2 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Washington
Donald E. Ankenman
Donald E. Ankenman, 73, of Aurora, died Monday, September 13, 2004 at Christ
Hospital, Cincinnati. He was born July 7, 1931 in Delville, KS, the son of
Earl Bowater Ankenman and Elda Nadine Clark, both deceased. He married Nancy
J. Day and she survives in Aurora.
Other survivors include one son, Dale E. Ankenman of Florence, KY.; five daughters,
Laura A. Werner of Aurora, Barbara Miller of Lawrenceburg, Linda A. Granata of
Charlottesville, VA, Lois A. Diersing of Cincinnati, Kelly A. Leahy of Portland,
OR.; one brother, Dr. Ralph Ankenman of Cedarville, OH.; 14 grandchildren and
one great granddaughter. His parents preceded him in death.
Mr. Ankenman was a retired school teacher who taught in various schools throughout
the tri-state, including Dillsboro Grade School. He was a member of the Hogan
Hill Baptist Church, charter member and past secretary-treasurer of Dearborn
County Republican Men's Club and was employed by Ankenman Tax Service for seven
Visitation will be held today, Thursday, September 16 from 5-8 p.m. at Filter
Funeral Home, Aurora. A private funeral service will be held on Friday, September
17. Burial will be in the Hogan Hill Cemetery in Aurora. Memorials may be made
to the Kettering Cancer Institute
Edith A. Weigel
Edith A. Weigel, 79, of Oldenburg, died Monday, September 16, 2004 at Hospitality
Hall, Batesville. She was born November 17, 1942 in Oldenburg the daughter
of Henry Suhre and Anna Raver Suhre, both deceased. She married Robert Weigel
on May 6, 1950 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Oldenburg and he preceded
her in death on August 12, 1996.
Survivors include four daughters, Jan (Gary) Westerfeld of Oldenburg, Jill (Hossein)
Kajouee of San Francisco, CA, Jackie (Mike) Wilhelm of Oldenburg, Jenny (Keith)
O'Brian of Bellview, Ky.; five sons, Doug (Jane) Weigel of Oldenburg, Dale (Kelly)
Weigel of Bedford, Dave (Linda) Weigel of Greensburg, Dan Weigel of Batesville,
Dick (Leslie) Weigel, of Noblesville; one brother, Edgar Suhre of Batesville;
16 grandchildren and one great grandchild. One brother, Fr. Roger Huser preceded
her in death.
Mrs. Weigel was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church, the Oldenburg Academy
Alumni and its Ladies Society. She was a cook for the Oldenburg School for 12
years retiring in 1990.
Visitation will be held Thursday, September 16, 4-8 p.m. at the Holy Family Church
in Oldenburg with rosary services at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday,
September 17 at 10 a.m. with Rev. John Turnbull and Rev Benno Heidlage officiating.
Burial will be in the Holy Family Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Disease
Research or to the Hospitality Hall.
Gene R. Shock
Gene R. Shock, 77, of Vevay, died Saturday, September 4, 2004 at Norton Hospital
in Louisville, KY. He was born December 19, 1926 in Tipton Co. the son of George
Daniel Shock and Doris Aleta (Hiatt) Shock, both deceased. He married Marjorie
L. Elston on September 29, 1945 and she survives.
Other survivors include four sons, Daniel Shock of Windfall, Randall and Anthony
Shock both of Indianapolis, Jonathon Shock and wife Penny of Rochester, one daughter,
Linette Shock of Indianapolis, four brothers, Donald Shock of Tipton, Russell
Shock of Long Beach, CA, Ralph Shock of Noblesville, Darrell "Butch" Shock
of Ocala, FL, two sisters, Alberta Hiatt of Arcadia, Wanda Gullion of Kokomo,
six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other
relatives. He was preceded in death by three sons, Bill, Bob and Richard Shock
and one sister, Lucille Schnabel.
Mr. Shock was inducted into the U.S. Army on October 26, 1945 at Camp Atterbury
rising to the rank of Private First Class serving during World War II in the
4108th Army Air Forces Base Unit and the 409 Medical Technician Unit. He was
honorably discharged on May 9, 1947 from Mitchel Field, NY receiving the World
War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the American Theater Medal. He retired
in 1988 from Chrysler Corp. in Kokomo where he had worked for 32 years as an
inspector in the gear lab. He also worked for several years at Super Valu Supermarket
in Versailles and Vevay and the Marsh Supermarket in Indianapolis. He was also
a member of the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 7, 11 a.m. at Haskell & Morrison
Funeral Home in Vevay with Rev. Mike Sawalich, Rev. Howard Wade and Rev. Charles
Burial was in the Slawson Cemetery in Bennington with full military honors conducted
by the Vevay American Legion and VFW.
Memorials may go to the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church or Slawson Cemetery.
William R. Franklin
William R. Franklin, 76, of Holton passed away Thursday, September 2, 2004 at
the Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus, Indiana. He was born in the Forest
Corner community near Holton on February 7, 1928 the son of Glenn and Josie
Stratton Franklin. He was married to Elsie Andress on February 28, 1949 and
Other survivors include two sons Gerald and his wife Lois, Dennis and his wife
Dixie all of Holton; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one brother,
Charles Franklin and his wife Bonnie of Versailles. He was preceded in death
by his parents and his brother, Elmer.
Mr. Franklin was a 1946 graduate of Holton High School and was an Army veteran
of WWII where he served in Guam. He was a farmer and worked as a rural letter
carrier for 31 years having retired in 1984. Mr. Franklin was also a 65 year
member of the Holton Christian Church.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 5 at 2:00 pm at the Holton Christian
Church with Robert McCreary of the Holton Christian Church and Dale Day of the
Versailles Church of Christ officiating. Burial was in the Holton Cemetery.
Stratton - Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be given to the Holton Cemetery or the Holton Christian Church
in care of the funeral home.
Erma K. Radican
Erma K. Radican, 85, of El Cajon, CA, died Wednesday, September 8, 2004 at her
residence. She was born September 26, 1918 in Osgood the daughter of Charles
and Wilhemina Meyer Fellerman, both deceased. She married James Edward Radican
in 1940 and he preceded her in death in 1988.
Survivors include one daughter, Diane and her husband Jim Stolze of El Cajon,
CA, one son, Charles Radican of Seattle, WA and one grandson. She was preceded
in death by two brothers, Harry and Clarence Fellerman.
Mrs. Radican was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ (Finks) in Osgood
and also attended the United Church of Christ in La Mesa, CA.
Visitation will be held Monday, September 13, 5-7 p.m. at Neal's Funeral Home
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 14, 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the St. Peter's Cemetery in Osgood.
Memorials may go to the St. Peter's Cemetery.
Ruth A. Dougherty
Ruth A. Dougherty, 73, of Indianapolis, passed away September 3, 2004. She was
born January 18, 1931 to Wilbur and Grace Crane Young.
Survivors include one son, Walter B. Dougherty, one daughter, Dawn E. Hundley,
four grandchildren, Kara, Zach and Samantha Dougherty, Madison Hundley, one sister-in-law,
Elaine Cook and family friend, Jeff Henry.
She graduated from Hanover College with a BA in English and Indiana University
with a MA in Library Science. She was a Library Media Specialist for 29 years
at the Indiana Girls School, retiring in 2003. She was a member of the Beech
Grove United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star, 4-H leader, charter member
of Classic Car Club of America, Pierce Arrow Society, Auburn Card Duesenburg
Club, Peppsi Fire Truck Club and the Indiana Historical Society.
Memorial services will be held today, Thursday, September 9 at 1 p.m. at Beech
Grove United Methodist Church, 102 S. 9th Ave., Beech Grove.
Graveside services will be held Friday, September 10 at 1 p.m. at St. John's
Lutheran Cemetery in Napoleon. Memorials may be made to the Beech Grove United
Methodist Church Choir and Bells.
Shirley Brothers Mortuary, Indianapolis, is in charge of the arrangements.
Daisy Jean (Kemker) Linzy of Copperos Cove, Texas, passed away August 24, 2004
at her residence. She was born July 2, 1933 in Milan the daughter of Charles
and Thresa (Beach) Kemker, both deceased.
Daisy graduated from Versailles High School in 1951. In 1952 she married Cecil
Linzy and he survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Arnold and Charles, one daughter, Wendy Nelson,
six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, four sisters, Katherine Holt of Versailles,
Jane Adams of Osgood, Norma Suttman of Oldenburg, Pat Morris of Moores Hill,
two brothers, Lloyd of Moores Hill and Bine of Osgood. She was preceded in death
by one sister, Doris Smith and one brother, Lee.
Services were held August 28 at the Killeen Memorial Park Chapel in Texas. Burial
was in the Killeen Memorial Park Cemetery in Texas.
Waunetta R. Zaenglein
Waunetta R. Zaenglein, 79, of Indianapolis, passed away Sunday, August 29, 2004
in Indianapolis. She was born in Ripley County on March 19, 1925 the daughter
of Claude and Edith Rayner Palmer. She was married to Floyd Zaenglein and he
Other survivors include her son Bill of Indianapolis; grandson Bobby Zaenglein;
three brothers, Claude Palmer, Jr. of Osgood, Omer Palmer of Versailles and Ron
Palmer of Holton; one sister, Bonnie Palmer of Holton.
Mrs. Zaenglein was a member of the St. Mark Lutheran Church and had worked as
a bookkeeper for the Indiana-Kentucky Lutheran Synod office.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 1, at the Wilson-St. Pierre Funeral
Home in Greenwood with burial in the New Crown Cemetery.
Edward Ester, 75, Korean War Veteran, life member of VFW Post 3233 of Sarasota,
FL, retired General Motors Fisher Body Division of Chicago for 35 years.
Devoted husband of Beverly, nee Skoaski; loving father of either children, Theresa
Wisdom of Frankfort, IL, Nancy Hemik of Naperville, Mary Jo (Gary) Grossi of
Chicago Ridge, William Jr, (Sandra) Plikuhn of Trenton, FL, Lora (John) Lewis
of Romeoville, IL, Cheryl (Dennis) Czyzewicz of Joliet, IL, Maria Newman of Romeoville,
IL and Pamela (Timothy) Humphrey of Joilet, IL, grandfather of 26, great grandfather
of nine, brother of Lloyd Ester of Port Richey, Fl, Doris Wietlisbach of Cincinnati,
Donald (Rita) Ester of Sarasota, FL, the late Melvin and the late Lillian Rogers,
brother-in-law Gordon and Tom Skolaski, fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Chapel prayers 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, August 17 from Schmaedeke Funeral Home, 10701
S. Harlem Ave., Worth, to Our Lady of The Ridge Church. Mass 10 a.m. Visitation
Monday from 2-9 p.m. Internment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
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