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Joseph William Wehr, age 80, of St. Henry, Indiana, passed away at 8:27 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Brookside Village in Jasper.

He was born January 19, 1935 in Celestine, Indiana, to William Herman and Ethel (Faulkenburg) Wehr.  He married Virginia Ann Schipp on June 11, 1955 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg.  Mr. Wehr retired from D.M.I. Furniture where he worked for 39 years as a truck driver and warehouse manager; he then went to work for Enterprise Car Rental in Jasper for 12 years.  He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church for the past 24 years and St. Mary’s Catholic Church for 36 years prior to that.  He was a member of the Huntingburg Conservation Club for 25 years where he held the position of membership secretary and the Y.M.I. Club for 49 years; he enjoyed traveling, driving his car, fishing and woodworking; and no matter what he did, his family always came first.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Ann “Ginny” Wehr, who passed away September 7, 2012; and his step grandson, Brad Foerster.

He is survived by:

Three daughters and three son-in-laws,

Kathy (Donald) Foerster of Ferdinand, IN,

Cindy K. (Charles “Chuck”) Meyer of Jasper, IN,

Denise (Dean) Miller of Jasper, IN,

Two sons and one daughter-in-law,

Douglas Wehr of Fishers, IN,

Timothy (Jackie) Wehr of Huntingburg, IN,

One brother,

Richard Carrol Wehr of Jasper, IN,

by (9) grandchildren,

Anthony Foerster of Evansville, Tyler Foerster of San Diego, CA, Michael Foerster of St. Anthony, Andrew Meyer of Greenwood, Nicholas Miller of Muncie, Leah Miller of Jasper, Danielle Davis of Nashville, TN, Megan Wehr of Huntingburg, and Brooke Wehr of Fishers,

and (4) great grandchildren,

Noah Meyer, Rylie Meyer, Talen Foerster, and Paisley Foerster.

Funeral services for Joseph William Wehr will be held at 10:00 a.m., E.D.T., on Monday, April 27, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg with burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Huntingburg.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 2:00-7:00 p.m., E.D.T., on Sunday.  A parish rosary prayer service, followed by a Y.M.I. vigil service, will be held at 6:30 p.m.,Sunday, at the funeral home.  Memorial donations can be made to the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center, Heart-to-Heart Hospice, or to a favorite charity.  Condolences may be shared online at:  www.nassandson.com.

Alles, Norbett

Norbert C. Alles, age 90, of Jasper, Indiana passed away at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday (April 21, 2015) at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper, Indiana.

Norbert was born in Jasper, Indiana on July 6, 1924 to Jacob and Anna (Rasche) Alles.  He married Margaret Krodel on June 9, 1951 in Our Lady of the Springs Catholic Church in French Lick, Indiana.  She preceded him in death on November 12, 2011.

He served two and a half years in the Army during World War II with four of his brothers in the Army overseas. He received the following medals: Good Conduct, American Campaign, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign, European-African-Middle Eastern, World War II Victory, and the Honorable Service Button.

He was a graduate of Jasper High School in 1942. He started working at Wilson Drug Company in the summer of 1939 and during high school. He then went to Pharmacy School in 1942 and completed three semesters. He served in the Army and then went to Purdue University, where he graduated from the School of Pharmacy in 1949. He returned to Wilson Drug Company and later became a part owner. When the Central Building was sold and the drug store closed, he worked at Flick’s Drugs for five years and then retired.

He also served as a director and chairman of the board of Dubois County Bank and Old National Bank for many years.

He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper, the Jasper Country Club, V.F.W. Post #673, American Legion Post #147, Jasper K of C, Dubois County Sportsman Club, and the Dubois County Purdue Club.

He won nine consecutive club championships at the Jasper Country Club and 14 championships in all.

He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, tennis, and all Purdue sports.

Surviving,

One daughter;

Toni Alles, Dallas, TX

Two sons;

Ken Alles and his wife, Pat, Indianapolis, IN

Tim Alles, and his wife Barbra, Tampa, FL

Three Grandchildren;

Jennifer Alles Renner, Carmal, IN

Sam and Mitchell Alles, Tampa, FL

Two great-grandchildren

Luke and Logan Renner

One Brother;

Jerome “Chick” Alles

Preceding him in death besides his wife are five brothers Oliver, Hilary, James, Edward, and Charles Alles.

Funeral Services for Norbert will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday (April 25, 2015) at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper. The VFW Post #673 will conduct military graveside rights.

Friends may call from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Saturday (April 25, 2015) at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the Dubois County Community Foundation.

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

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Charles P. “Sonny” Cooper, age 69, of Huntingburg, Indiana, passed away at 11:38 p.m., on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at his home in Huntingburg.

He was born November 1, 1945 in Dale, Indiana, to Earl and Hazel (Niehaus) Cooper. He married Suzanne Struckman on June 4, 1984.  Mr. Cooper co-owned Huntingburg Excavating. He started and co-owned L & S Coal Company and, his best company, Cooper Rail Service which he started with a backhoe and dump truck, and built it to the great business it istoday.  Sonny enjoyed fishing, deer hunting; Nascar racing, going to the casino and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Ruth Ann Albridge.

He is survived by:

His wife,

Suzanne Cooper of Huntingburg, IN,

One daughter,

Kari Cronin, and her husband, Mike of Huntingburg, IN,

Two sons,

Ryan Cooper, and his wife Jill, of Huntingburg, IN,

Kit Cooper and his wife Arin, of Huntingburg, IN

One sister,

Earlene Mennen of Columbus,

Seven grandchildren,

Bailey, Jaxon and Kyree Cronin,

Masen and Jaelyn Cooper,

Brooklyn and Braxtyn Cooper, all of Huntingburg.

Friends may call for visitation for Charles P. “Sonny” Cooper, on Sunday, April 19th from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m, E.D.T, at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg.   A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Memorial contributions may be made to: Freedom Reins or the American Cancer Society.  Condolences may be shared online at: www.nassandson.com.

 

David L. Daunhauer, 76 of Ferdinand passed away Wednesday April 15th in Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. He was born October 27,938 in Ferdinand to Walter & Leonilla (Lindauer) Daunhauer. He married Marie S. Krampe on September 20,958 in Saint Ferdinand Catholic Church.

He retired from Wilmes Window in Ferdinand after 53 years. He was an avid collector of antiques, and Native American artifacts. He was an avid Los Angeles Dodgers fan, and enjoyed spending time with family & friends at the cabin by the lake. He was a former member of the Indiana National Guard.

Surviving are his wife, Marie S. Krampe Daunhauer, 2 daughters, Jenifer L. Daunhauer Voegerl and husband Kevin and Stephanie Daunhauer Hentrup both of Ferdinand. 2 sons, Dean Daunhauer and wife Jennifer of Ferdinand, and Troy Daunhauer of Fishers, In. 6 grandchildren, Evan & Collin Daunhauer, Chelsea & Sierra Voegerl, and Rachel & Shannon Hentrup. He was preceded in death by 1 grandson, Shane Voegerl, and his parents.

Funeral services 9:00 AM Saturday in Saint Ferdinand Catholic Church, burial to follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8:00 PM Friday and 7 to 8:30 AM Saturday at Becher Funeral Home, Ferdinand. Online condolences may be made at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

Hunter, Bill

William M. “Bill” Hunter, age 49 of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday (April 9, 2015) at home.

Bill was born on May 31, 1965 in Princeton Indiana, to Joseph and Mary Terese (Pederson) Hunter.

Bill enjoyed IU basketball, cooking for his family, golf, and spending time with his grandkids.

Surviving,

2 Daughters;

Britni Erny and her husband Mark, Jasper, IN

Jordan Beach and her husband Sam, Jasper, IN

2 Sons;

Ty Hunter, Jasper, IN

Tanner Hunter, Jasper, IN

7 grandchildren

3 Sisters ;

Cathy Hunter, Michigan

Nancy Miller and her husband Duane, Michigan

Susan Hunter and her wife Maureen, Michigan

4 Brothers;

Joe E. Hunter  and his wife Leanna, Newburgh, IN

Mark Hunter  and his wife Jen, Princeton, IN

Kevin Hunter  and his wife Lynn, Rockford, Illinois

Mateo Hunter  and his wife Kirsten, Montana

Dear friend, Jill Wigand, Jasper, IN

Preceding him in death were his parents and one infant brother, David Brent Hunter who died in infancy.

Funeral services for Bill Hunter will be held at 10:00 a.m. EST on Monday (April 13, 2015) at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana, with burial to follow at 1:00pm EST (12:00pm Central) at St. Joseph’s cemetery in Princeton, IN.

Friends may call from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday (April 12, 2015) at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.

Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity..

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

Olive Partenheimer

Olive Partenheimer, age 94, of Princeton, formerly of Birdseye, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the Gibson General Hospital in Princeton.  She was met in Heaven by her loving husband, Walter “Doug” Partenheimer.  Olive was a strong Christian woman who showed her love for God in the way that she lived, teaching her family, friends and everyone she met the way to live life and to trust everything to God.

She was born December 9, 1920 in Dubois County, Indiana, to Fred and Pearl (Madley) Peterson.  She graduated with the French Lick High School Class of 1939 and married Walter J. “Doug” Partenheimer on April 19, 1941 in English, Indiana.  Olive was a homemaker and member of the New Hope General Baptist Church in Birdseye.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.  Olive was a talented woman.  She was an excellent cook and previously owned her own restaurant.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter J. “Doug” Partenheimer, who passed away December 8, 2010; and one brother, Jerome Peterson.

She is survived by:

Two daughters and two son-in-laws,

Carolyn Sue (Wesley) Haas of Princeton, IN,

Bonna Lou (Joe) Huey of Princeton, IN,

One brother and sister-in-law,

Gene (Neva) Peterson of Birdseye, IN,

Five grandsons,

John (Jennifer) Huey of Denham Springs, Louisiana,

Shawn (Becky) Haas of Princeton, IN,

Jeff (Angie) Huey of Princeton, IN,

Jared (Anna) Huey of Owensville, IN,

Vaughn (Skye) Haas of Mt. Olympus, IN,

and (12) great grandchildren,

Jacob Huey, Jordyn Huey, Jarrin Huey, Jevin Huey, Jacie Huey, Rayne Haas, Kade Haas, Brandt Haas, Alana Haas, Colton Haas, Jordan Hatten and Brandon Hatten.

Funeral services for Olive Partenheimer will be held at 3:00 p.m., E.D.T., on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial to follow at the Birdseye Cemetery in Birdseye.  Reverend Wesley Haas will officiate at the service.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 12:00 noon-3:00 p.m., E.D.T., on Saturday, the day of the funeral. Memorial donations can be made to the Gibson General Hospital 5th Floor Activity Fund.  Condolences may be shared online at:  www.nassandson.com.