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.
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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:
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.