DCBi Staff

Jones obit  photo449

Ruth B. Jones, age 91, of Huntingburg, passed away at 3:24 a.m., onThursday, August 27, 2015, at her residence.

She was born February 10, 1924 in Perry County, Indiana, to James A. and Ida (Taylor) Lanman.  Ruth was a homemaker and member of Mt. Gilead Primitive Baptist Church in Bristow.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Jones, who died September 1, 1983; three brothers, Everett, Ervin and Cliston Lanman; and five sisters, Evelyn Gaines, Irma Wright, Ruby Klem, Betty Egbert and Dorothy Murphy.

She is survived by:

One daughter,

Charlotte Jean Hopper of Dale, IN,

One son,

Dennis Jones of Huntingburg, IN,

One sister,

Lana Lanman of Huntingburg, IN,

One brother,

Flavis Lanman of Huntingburg, IN,

by (3) grandchildren and (4) great granddaughters.

Funeral services for Ruth Jones will be held at 2:00 p.m., E.D.T., on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial to follow at Lilly Dale Cemetery in Gatchel, Indiana.  Elder Dan Aders will officiate at the services.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 4:00-8:00 p.m., on Friday; and also from 1:00-2:00 p.m., on Saturday. Condolences may be shared online at:  www.nassandson.com.

Himsell, Fred

Fred Himsel, age 75 of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 8::00 a..m. Tuesday, (August 25, 2015) at his home.

He was born in Jasper, Indiana on September 5, 1939 to Elmer and Evelyn (Mann) Himsel.

Fred was a graduate of Dubois High School Class of 1957.

His interests were NASCAR, and INDY Car Racing, and watching sports.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Haysville, Indiana.

Surviving,

Sister,

Marlene Huls, Jasper, IN

Brother, George Himsel and his wife Mary Lou, Huntingburg, IN

Also several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death besides his parents are two brothers, Charles and Eddie Himsel and one sister, Margaret Langley.

Funeral services for Fred Himsel will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, (August 29, 2015), in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with burial to follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery in Haysville, Indiana. The Rev. Charla Grieves will officiate

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday, (August 28, 2015), at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper and one hour before services at church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or to a favorite charity.

Bonnie Hackman

Bonnie J. Hackmann, age 61, of Birdseye, passed away at 1:55 a.m.,Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

She was born February 11, 1954 in Huntingburg, Indiana, to Alvey Levi and Anna Aileen (Wright) Gilmore.  Bonnie was a journalist and reporter for the Ferdinand News; and was a member of the Birdseye Christian Church.  She was preceded in death by her mother and father.

She is survived by:

Two sons,

Matthew L. Hackmann of Jasper, Ind.,

Mark Hackmann,

and by four grandchildren,

Christian, Molly, Gabrielle and Sabrina.

Funeral services for Bonnie Hackmann will be held at 11:00 a.m., E.D.T., onFriday, August 28, 2015 at the Birdseye Christian Church in Birdseye with burial to follow in the Birdseye Cemetery.

Friends may call for visitation at the Birdseye Christian Church from 9:00-11:00 a.m., on Friday, the morning of the funeral.  Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.  There will be no visitation at the funeral home.  Condolences may be shared online at: www.nassandson.com.

Harry A. Moureau, age 76, of Holland, passed away at 12:42 p.m., Sunday, August 23, 2015 at The Timbers of Jasper in Jasper, Indiana.

He was born June 27, 1939 in Holland, Indiana, to Walter and Marie (Kaiser) Moureau.  Harry was a retired electrician who worked in Nevada and California.  He enjoyed fishing, watching televised sports, and arguing politics.  Harry was a United States Army and Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by:

His daughter,

Mischela Shear of Nevada,

Two sisters,

Annette Mickel of Houston, Texas,

Marlene Winters of Spokane, Washington,

Two brothers,

Jerry Moureau of Houston, Texas,

Wayne Moureau of Tomball, Texas,

One granddaughter,

and by many friends in Holland; especially Andrew, James, Thomas and David Meyer.

Direct disposition will take place.  Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg is handling the arrangements.  There will be no visitation or funeral.  Condolences may be shared online at:  www.nassandson.com.

Laura Morgan Obt photo447

Laura Sue Whitten Morgan, age 55, of Elkton, Florida, formerly of Huntingburg, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015 at her residence in Florida.

She was born November 20, 1959 in Huntingburg, Indiana, to Robert F. Whitten Sr. and Imelda (Lasher) Whitten.  She graduated from Southridge High School in 1978 and received her graduate degree in photography from the School of Photography in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.  Laura worked as a licensed boat captain.  She enjoyed hunting/trapping and fishing/boating.  She was preceded in death by her father, Robert F. Whitten, Sr.

She is survived by:

Her mother,

Imelda Whitten of Huntingburg, Ind.,

One brother and sister-in-law,

Robert (Karen) Whitten, Jr. of Jasper, Ind.,

and two sisters,

Amy Whitten of Dallas, Texas,

Jane Whitten of Los Angeles, California.

A private Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg with private burial to follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Friends are invited to attend a public visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 9:00-10:45 a.m., E.D.T., on Thursday, August 27, 2015.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Robert F. Whitten, Sr. Endowment Fund c/o Dubois County Foundation.

Eugene N. Begle, 72, of Huntingburg, passed away, Mon. August 24, 2015, at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. Eugene was born March 11, 1943 in Ferdinand to Victor Sr. and Ida (Auffart) Begle.

Eugene was a retired self-employed desigher/builder. He was a graduate of St. Ferdinand High School and Lockyears Business College. Eugene was a member of St. Ferdinand Parish.

He enjoyed traveling, casinos, roses and investing in the stock market. Eugene designed and built many local single family homes. Eugene was a Veteran of the US Army who served in the 4th Logistical Command and was stationed in France from 1961-1964.

Eugene is survived by one brother, Victor Begle and wife Linda of St. Henry and one sister, Clara Gogel and husband Dennis of St. Henry. Eugene was preceded in death by two sisters, Edna Begle and Virlee Schuch.

Visitation will be private at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:00 AM in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Ferdinand American Legion post 124 will conduct military graveside rights.

Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Schriners Hospital, Riley Childrens Hospital or St. Jude Childrens Hospital.

Robert Luker Obit Photo

Robert Lee Luker, age 85, of Huntingburg, formerly of Stendal, passed awayMonday, August 24, 2015 at his home in Huntingburg.

He was born August 25, 1929 in Stendal, Indiana, to Elmer and Ida (Hagemeyer) Luker.  He married Beverly Katter on August 26, 1950 in Stendal.  Bob graduated from Stendal High School in 1947; received his Bachelor’s degree in Education from Oakland City College in 1959; and received his Master’s degree in Education from Indiana State University in 1965.  He was a teacher and coach at Stendal and Winslow High Schools from 1959-1964.  In 1964, Bob became a guidance counselor and coach at Huntingburg High School and concluded his career at Southridge High School in 1991.

He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Stendal; and a past member of the Indiana State Teacher’s Association and Indiana High School Coaches Association.  Bob was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Kern Luker, Austin Luker, and Gerald Luker who died in infancy.

He is survived by:

His wife,

Beverly Luker of Huntingburg, Ind.,

Three daughters and three sons-in-law,

Gail (John) Garner of Greencastle, Ind.,

Debi (Phil) Ohanian of Huntingburg, Ind.,

Joyce (David) Boeglin of Terre Haute, Ind.,

One son and daughter-in-law,

Mike (Michelle) Luker of New Palestine, Ind.,

Two brothers,

Paul Luker of Pikeville, Ind.,

Donald Luker of Stendal, Ind.,

One sister,

Karen Jones of Stendal, Ind.,

by (14) grandchildren and (15) great grandchildren.

Funeral services for Robert Luker will be held at 10:00 a.m., E.D.T., onThursday, August 27, 2015 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Stendal with burial to follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Stendal.  Pastor Ed Wicks will officiate at the services.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 4:00-8:00 p.m., on Wednesday; and also at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church one hour prior to the funeral on Thursday.  Memorial contributions can be made in Bob’s honor to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or The Friends of Raider Field c/o Dubois County Foundation.  Condolences may be shared online at:  www.nassandson.com.