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William J. (Sam) Schlachter, 82, of Ferdinand, passed away, Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. Sam was born February 7, 1933 in Ferdinand to William and Philomena (Sternberg) Schlachter. He married Frances Otto on June 18, 1955 in St. Martins Catholic Church in Siberia. Sam was a retired self-employed farmer. He was a member of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church and St. Meinrad American Legion Post 366. Sam was a Korean Era Army Veteran.

Sam is survived by his wife Frances Schlachter of Ferdinand;
two daughters, Susanne (Susy) Cooper of Ferdinand and Jane Ubelhor and husband Don of Birdseye;
one sister, Lucille Lemmer of Jasper;
four grandchildren, Erin Sisley, Brad Cooper, Jared Ubelhor and Alison Cooper;
one great-grandchild, Madison Sisley.
Sam was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Arehart Henke.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:00 AM CDT in St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Siberia with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Military graveside rights will be provided by St. Meinrad American Legion Post 366.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8:00 PM CDT at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand and Wednesday from 7-9:30 AM CDT at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

John W. Nicholson, age 65 of Jasper, passed away at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, (February 26, 2015), at his home in Jasper.
 
He was born in Evansville, Indiana on December 26, 1949 to John and Inez Clair (Sermersheim) Nicholson. He married Ann Hohl on October 27, 1984 in the Neu Chapel, Evansville, Indiana.
 
John was a graduate of Jasper High School Class of 1968 and graduate from Indiana State University in 1973 where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree.  He was a US Army Veteran serving in Berlin.
 
He retired from JOFCO in Jasper where he had worked for 22 years.
 
He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Men’s CHRP and the Jasper Gun Club.
 
He enjoyed boating and fishing at Patoka and volunteering at St. Vincent DePaul Society also working in his garden.
 
Surviving,
Wife Ann Nicholson.
Daughters,
Hannah Bayer and husband Nicholas, Mokena, IL
Molly Nicholson, Jasper, IN
Son,
Andrew Nicholson and wife Jacy, Jasper, IN
Two grandchildren, Adam and Quin.
Sisters,
Jane Schwartz and husband Mike, Indianapolis, IN
Anne Menard and husband Bill, Dyer, IN
Brother,
Tommy Nicholson and wife Cheryl, Greenwood, IN
 
Funeral services for John Nicholson will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, (March 2, 2015), in Holy family Catholic Church with burial to follow at a later date.  V.F.W. Post # 673 in Jasper will conduct military  rites.
 
Friends may call from 2 – 7 p.m. Sunday, (March 1, 2015), at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and one hour before services on Monday at church. CHRP Prayer Service will be held at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church – Lange-Fuchs Cancer Center or to the Dubois County Humane Society.

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Larry P. Boehm, age 67, of Jasper, Indiana passed away at 10:11 a.m. on Wednesday (February 25, 2015) in Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.
 
Larry was born in Huntingburg, Indiana on August 17, 1947 to  Edward H. and Dorothy (Seifert) Boehm.   He married Becky Schmitt on August 8, 1970 in Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana.
 
Larry was a member of the United States Navy serving from 1965-1968, and during the Vietnam War.
 
Larry retired to Florida in 2003 from Coca-Cola, where he had been a salesman for 34 years.
 
He was a member of the Jasper High School Class of 1965, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the Dale American Legion Post #444.
 
He was an avid golfer, enjoyed traveling, college football and basketball, going to the casino, and he never met a person he couldn’t talk to.
 
Surviving,
Wife,
Becky Boehm, Jasper, IN
Three Sisters,
LaVerne Lechner (twin), and her husband, James, Jasper, IN
Juanita Boehm, Jasper, IN
Beth Waltz, and her husband, Chris, Jasper, IN
Three Brothers,
Allen Boehm, and his wife, Arlene, Lowell, IN
Lee Boehm, and his wife, Kathy, Jasper, IN
Don (Yog) Boehm, and his wife, Linda, Jasper, IN
Two Sisters-In-Law,
Kaye Hasenour, Butler, IN
Sylvia Ward, Sellersburg, IN
One Brother-In-Law,
John Schmitt, and his wife, Diane, Phoenix, AZ
Several Nieces and Nephews
 
Funeral services for Larry P. Boehm will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday (February 28, 2015) at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with entombment to follow in the Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum in Jasper.  The Jasper American Legion Post #147 will conduct military gravesite rites. 
 
Friends may call from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday (February 27, 2015) at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, Indiana and one hour before services from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at the church.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to Palliative Care of Memorial Hospital, the Edward H. and Dorothy C. Boehm Community Foundation Endowment, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church or to a favorite charity.
 
Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

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Melvin “Mel” K. Bolling, age 82, of Huntingburg, formerly of Holland, passed away at 8:35 a.m., on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

He was born May 6, 1932 in Holland, Indiana, to Karl and Dora (Hemmer) Bolling.  He married Carol A. Bauernfiend on September 22, 1956 at Salem United Church of Christ in Huntingburg.  Mel was employed in the advertising department of Holland Dairy, as a sales representative for WTVW Channel 7, and as a self-employed sales and advertising representative.  He was an active member of St. James Lutheran Church in Holland where he served on the church council and sang in the choir; a past member of the Holland Kiwanis Club; a 60 year member of the Holland American Legion Post #343 and former Honor Guardsman on the Legion’s Memorial Detail; served in the United States Navy during the Korean War; and was an avid sports fan and participant, sharing his enthusiasm and love of sports in his published book, “Winning is Forever”, a history of Holland High School basketball.

He is survived by:

His wife,

Carol A. Bolling of Huntingburg, IN,

One son and daughter-in-law,

Brad (Kimberly) Bolling of Huntingburg, IN,

Two daughters and two son-in-laws,

Jan (Mark) Block of Jasper, IN,

Stacie (Cory) Dearing of Huntingburg, IN,

Two sisters and two brother-in-laws,

Shirley (Eugene “Jeep”) Kahle of Holland, IN,

Norma Jean (Allan) Wibbeler of Huntingburg, IN,

by (9) grandchildren, Derek Bolling, Tyler Bolling, Bryson Bolling, Abby Fleischman, Allison Block, Aubree Block, Kendyl Dearing, Kadie Dearing and Drew Dearing,

and (5) great grandchildren, Grayson Bolling, Graham Bolling, Avery Fleischman, Alivia Fleischman and Aleyse Fleischman.

Funeral services for Melvin “Mel” Bolling will be held at 10:00 a.m., E.S.T., on Friday, February 27, 2015 at St. James Lutheran Church in Holland with burial to follow at St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery. The Holland American Legion Post #343 Memorial Detail will conduct military graveside rites.  Pastor David Darling will officiate at the service.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 2:00-8:00 p.m., on Thursday; and also at St. James Lutheran Church from 9:00-10:00 a.m., Friday, prior to the funeral.  Memorial donations can be made to St. James Lutheran Church.  Condolences may be shared online at: www.nassandson.com.

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Mary Jean Bockelman, age 87, of Jasper, Indiana passed away at 12:22 a.m. on Tuesday (February 24, 2015) at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper, IN.
 
Mary was born on November 19, 1927 in Washington, Indiana to Harold and Lena (McCray) Armes.  She married Anton J. Bockelman on April 14, 1953 in Jasper, Indiana.  He preceded her in death on December 2, 2014.
 
She was a homemaker and a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church and their Ladies Sodality.
 
She enjoyed reading, embroidery, traveling, and flowers.   
 
Surviving,
One daughter;
Sandy Russell, Augusta, IN
One Daughter-in-Law;
Jackie Bockelman, Jasper, IN
Two sons,
Richard Bockelman, and his wife Sharon, Huntingburg, IN
A.J. Bockelman, and his husband Jeromie Jarreau, St. Louis, MO
Two grandchildren,
Amy and Philip Bockelman
Two Step Grandchildren,
Dennis Heath Russell and Keith Russell
Three Step Great Grandchildren,
Jadea Russell, Jake Russell, and Harvick Russell
 
Preceding her in death besides her husband was one son, Michael Bockelman, and one son-in-law Dennis Russell.
 
Funeral services for Mary Jean Bockelman will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday (February 28, 2015) at Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper, IN.
 
Friends may call from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday (February 27, 2015) at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, Indiana.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to Precious Blood Catholic Church or to a favorite charity.
 
Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.
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John K. Rudolph, age 73 of Ireland, Indiana, passed away at 4:30 a.m. on Monday (February 23, 2015) at home.
 
John was born on September 17, 1941 in Ireland, IN to Lenas and Marian (Leinenbach) Rudolph.   
 
John was a retired salesman and worked on his family farm. 
 
He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland, IN.
 
He was an active member of the Ireland Volunteer Fire Department for over 20 years, and a member of the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association for 49 years.  He was also a member of the Indiana Army National Guard. 
 
He was the founding member of the J.R.’s Outback Kitchen Men’s Club.  He was an original member of the St. Patrick’ s Planning Committee in Ireland, IN.
 
He enjoyed cooking, entertaining, fishing, and gardening.
 
Surviving,
Three Daughters;
Barb Sisk and her husband Fred, Elizabethtown, KY
Audrey Kemker and her husband Ken, Ireland, IN
Elaine Stone and her husband Andrew, Thorton, CO
Nine Grandchildren
One Sister;
Mary Jane Eckert and her husband Dr. Ronald Eckert, Jasper, IN
Two Brothers;
Dr. Richard Rudolph and his wife Jan, Jasper, IN
Dave Rudolph and his wife Angie, Ireland, IN
 
Preceding him in death was one infant sister, Phylis Rudolph. 
 
Funeral services for John Rudolph will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday (February 27, 2015) at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland, IN, with burial to follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Ireland, IN.
 
Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday (February 26, 2015) at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.   The IVFA District #18 will conduct a memorial service at 7:00 p.m.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ireland Volunteer Fire Department,  St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Ireland Endowment Fund,  or to a favorite charity.
 
Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.