DCBi Staff

Mary Ann Jochem, 80 of St. Henry passed away Tuesday July 21st in Scenic Hills Care Center, Ferdinand. Mary Ann was born August 9, 1934 in Fulda, Indiana to August & Clara (Nielander) Boehm. She married Roman Jochem June 1, 1957 in St. Boniface Catholic Church in Fulda.

Mary Ann was a member of St. Henry Parish, St. Henry Christian Mothers, St. Henry Catholic Knights Of America, Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 Auxillary, and Ferdinand Home Extention Club. She was a retired Cafeteria worker at Ferdinand Elementary and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Corina Hildenbrand & Esther Harpenau, 4 brothers, Karl, Edward, Cletus & Sylvester Boehm, and one grandson in infancy. She enjoyed canning, cooking, gardening, word search puzzles, Embroidery, & Cross Stitch. She enjoyed her grandchildren & family.

Survivors include her husband, Roman Jochem, 7 daughters, Norma Stetter and her husband Brian of Brookville, OH., Karen Vonderheide and husband Glen of St. Anthony, Charlotte Schnaus and husband Scott & Joyce Gehlhausen and husband Brian both of Ireland, Linda Lindauer and husband Kelvin of St. Meinrad, Diana Schlachter and husband Rob of Ferdinand, & Martha Hagedorn and husband Jason of Dale. Three sons, Michael Jochem and wife Lori of Ferdinand, Daniel Jochem and wife Jan of St. Anthony, Patrick Jochem and wife Glennda of Ferdinand. 28 grandchildren & 7 great-grandchildren. 1 brother, Claude Boehm and wife Marietta of Fulda and 1 sister, Marcella Lindauer of Jasper.

Funeral services 10:00 am Saturday July 25th at St. Henry Catholic Church, burial to follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00 to 8:00 PM Friday and 7:00 AM To 9:30 AM Saturday at Becher Funeral Home, Ferdinand. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Henry Cemetery Fund or St. Henry Catholic Church. Online condolences may be made at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

Daryl R. Maxey, age 76, of Huntingburg, passed away at 10:54 a.m., onWednesday, July 22, 2015 at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

He was born November 5, 1938 in Huntingburg, Indiana, to Dwight and Luella (Fehribach) Maxey.  He married Carol Buechlein on August 7, 1969 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper.  Mr. Maxey was a barber for 56 years and worked at D.M.I. for 28 years.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church; was an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener; and enjoyed woodworking and collecting Indian artifacts.  Daryl served as a Private First Class in the United States Army from 1961-1963.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by:

His wife,

Carol Maxey of Huntingburg, IN,

One son and daughter-in-law,

Jay A. (Amy) Maxey of Huntingburg, IN,

One brother and sister-in-law,

Robert (Linda) Maxey of Ferdinand, IN,

One sister and brother-in-law,

Marilyn (Greg) Harter of Columbus, IN,

By (4) grandchildren,

Justine (Zach) Moesner, Grace Maxey, Olivia Maxey and Grant Maxey all of Huntingburg, IN,

And (2) great grandchildren,

twins Evie and Max Moesner.

Funeral services for Daryl R. Maxey will be held at 10:00 a.m., E.D.T., onSaturday, July 25, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg with burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.  The V.F.W. Post #2366 Memorial Detail will conduct military graveside rites.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 2:00-8:00 p.m., on Friday.  A parish vigil service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home.  Condolences may be shared online at: www.nassandson.com.

Miller, Genevieve

Genevieve “Jenny” Miller, age 93 of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 6:45 p.m. on Monday (July 20, 2015) at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper, Indiana.

Jenny was born in Schnellville, Indiana on July 1, 1922 to Theodore and Mary (Hentrup) Prechtel.  She married Sylvester Miller on August 22, 1945 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Schnellville, IN.  He preceded her in death on November 22, 1985.

Jenny worked as the manager for Holiday Liquors in Jasper for over 30 years.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and their Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  She was a member of the Jasper Circle of the Daughters of Isabella, the Jasper VFW Post #673 Ladies Auxiliary, and was a volunteer at Memorial Hospital.

She enjoyed  golf, bowling, playing cards, watching baseball, and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving,

Three Daughters;

Elise Krapf and her husband Tony, Jasper, IN

Renae Schmidt and her husband Ken, Jasper, IN

Annette Brelage and her husband Lee, Jasper, IN

Nine Grandchildren

Twenty One Great Grandchildren

One Step Great Grandchild

One Brother;

Ernest Prechtel, Birdseye, IN

One Sister-in-Law;

Lauretta Prechtel, Santa Claus, IN

Preceding her in death beside her husband was one sister; Antoinette Knies, and four brothers; Richard, Emil, Sylvester, and Denis Prechtel.

Funeral services for Genevieve “Jenny” Miller  will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday (July 24, 2015) at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper, IN.

Friends may call from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Friday (July 24, 2015) at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church , Northwood Good Samaritan Retirement Community, or a favorite charity.

Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

Jeremy A. Bender, 40, of Gentryville, IN. died Sunday July 19, 2015 at Memorial Hospital.
He was born June 26, 1975 to Allen and Sharon (Foerster) Bender. A 1993 graduate of Heritage Hills High School and worked at Holland Dairy.  A gentle and kind man, he was known and loved by many.
He is survived by his wife Cassie (Hart) Bender of Gentryville, IN. and two daughters Londyn and Braylee Bender at home, his mother Sharon Bender of Santa Claus, IN., two brothers Philip Schraner of Huntingburg, IN. and Josh Bender of Tell City, IN., Grandmother Anna Laura Hartley and step grandfather Wallace Hartley of Gentryville, IN. 
He was preceded in death by his father, paternal grandfather and maternal grandparents. 
Friends may call on Wednesday July 22, from 3PM to 7 PM at the Santa Claus United Methodist Church.
Funeral Services are planned for Thursday July 23, 10 AM at the Santa Claus United Methodist Church in Santa Claus, Indiana. With burial to follow in the Garden of Memory Cemetery in Gentryville, IN. Rev. Charlotte Lee will officiate.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a education fund for Londyn and Braylee, envelopes will be available at the church.
Fuller Funeral Home in Dale is handling the arrangements.

Funeral services for Virginia M. Mendel  will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday (July22, 2015) in Precious Blood  Catholic Church in Jasper, with entombment  to follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday (July21, 2015) at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, Indiana.  Rosary will be held by the Ladies Sodality and members of Precious Blood and the  St. Ann’s Society at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday  at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Precious Blood  Catholic Church , The Lange- Fuhs Cancer Center of Memorial Hospital & Health Center or to  a favorite charity.

Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

 

Gress, Lee

Lee A. Gress, age 86 of Ireland, Indiana passed away at 3:03 p.m. Sunday (July 19, 2015), in Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper, Indiana.

Lee was born in Jasper, Indiana, on April 7, 1929 to Anton and Margaret (Lampert) Gress. He married Rita Fehribach on April 22, 1950 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana.

Lee was a lifetime farmer, who farmed for 75 years.  He was also loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather to his 98 descendants.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland, Indiana, the Ireland K of C, where he was past president and Grand Knight, and the Ireland Lions Club, where he was past Treasurer.  He was a founder and President of the Patoka Valley Upper Conservancy District.  He was very active in 4-H, where he was a past President of the Extension Board, and a member of the Swine Committee.  He was also on the advisory board of the FFA.

Lee and his wife, Rita, were awarded the Simon Brute award the first year it was given.

He enjoyed carpentry, traveling, and visiting family.

Surviving,

Wife,

Rita Gress, Ireland, IN

Five daughters,

Carla Allbright, and her husband, David, Mitchell, IN

Becky Allbright, and her husband, Dwain, Huron, IN

Linda Huls, and her husband, Gregory, Littleton, CO

Marg Buechler, and her husband, Steve, Ireland, IN

Mary Waninger, and her husband, David, Chrisney, IN

Five sons,

Duane Gress, and his wife, Diane, Ireland, IN

Bob Gress, and his wife, Teresa, Jasper, IN

Pat Gress, and his wife, Cindy, Ireland, IN

Stan Gress, and his wife, Julie, Ireland, IN

Greg Gress, Denver, CO

33 Grandchildren

29 Great grandchildren

Four sisters,

Clara Mae Braunecker, Ireland, IN

Mitz Lanham, and her husband, Bob, Plainfield, IN

Naomi Gress, Jasper, IN

Diana Buechlein, and her husband Gene, Fischers, IN

One brother,

Wilfred Gress, and his wife Helen, Ireland, IN

One sister-in-law,

Judy Gress, Jasper, IN

Preceding him in death are two brothers, Rich and Virgil Gress.

Funeral services for Lee A. Gress will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday (July 24, 2015) at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday (July 23, 2015) at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Building Fund or to a favorite charity.

Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

Stemle, Robert

Robert J. Stemle, age 86 of Jasper, passed away at 5:48 a.m. today, Monday, (July 20, 2015), in Memorial Hospital & Health Care Center in Jasper.

He was born in Jasper, Indiana on February 23, 1929 to Leopold and Kathy (Otto) Stemle.  He married Rosemary C. Hauser on November 27, 1954.

He was a Korean War Veteran where he received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star Infantry Combat Metal. He also coached Little League for 14 years and was the past chaplain of the Dubois County Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 77.

Bob was a former foreman at Jasper Corporation for many years and retired from Greater Jasper School Corporation as a maintenance engineer where he worked for 26 years.

Bob is a member of St Joseph Catholic Church, V.F.W. Post # 673 and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Also a member of the Singing Seniors.

Surviving,

Wife, Rosemary Stemle.

Three Sons,

Zeph Stemle and wife Monica, Greenwood, In

Jayme Stemle and wife Tina, Greenwood,IN

Bart Stemle and wife Marla, Wnslow, IN

11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death are three brothers, Henry, Lawrence and Ralph Stemle. One sister, Agnes Lueken and one daughter-in-law, Myra Stemle.

Funeral services for Robert J. Stemle will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in St. Joseph Catholic Church with entombment to follow in Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum.  .F.W. Post # 673 will conduct military grave side rites.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, (July 21, 2015), at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. Memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. by the DAV Chapter # 77 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to DAV Chapter 77 or the Jasper Little League.

Condolences may be made @ www.becherkluesner.com.