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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.

Norman V. Lange, 79 of Ferdinand passed away Tuesday February 24, 2015 in Memorial Hospital & Health Care Center, Jasper. He was born April 13,1935 in Ferdinand to Herman & Ida (Begle) Lange. He married Sharon M. Rogier on August 22,1987 in St. Isidore Catholic Church in Bristow, In.

Norman retired from Styline Furniture, Manufacturing Division after 46 years. He was a member of St. Ferdinand Parish. He enjoyed watching game shows, attending car shows, and especially loved Corvettes. He enjoyed being with his family & friends.

Surviving are his wife Sharon M. Lange. 1 daughter, Holly Lange of Ferdinand. 2 sisters, Bernita Metz and husband Linus of St. Anthony, & Lastie Carl of New Albany. 1 brother, Donald Hoppenjans and wife Ann of Ferdinand. Sister-in-laws, Aleene Lange and Anna Lange both of Ferdinand.

He was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Richard, Alfred “Shorty”, John, & Ernest Lange. 1 sister, Hermina “Minnie” Hoppenjans

Funeral services 10:00 AM Friday in Saint Ferdinand Catholic Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8:00 PM Thursday & 7 to 9:30 AM Friday at Becher Funeral Home, Ferdinand. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association or St. Ferdinand Catholic Church. Online condolences may be made at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

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Sammie “Sam” Ridenour, age 76, of Wickliffe, Indiana, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015 at his residence in Casa Grande, Arizona.

He was born April 15, 1938 in Crawford County, Indiana, to Phillip and Bertha (Main) Ridenour.  He married Sharon K. Walters on October 3, 1981 in Brownsburg, Indiana.  Sam was a retired industrial and commercial electrician.  He was a member of the Birdseye Christian Church; enjoyed woodworking as a hobby; and was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War.  Sam was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Veneda Schanck; and one step granddaughter.

He is survived by:

His wife,

Sharon K. Ridenour of Casa Grande, Arizona,

Four sons and two daughter-in-laws,

Rickey (Toni) Ridenour of Indianapolis, IN,

Patrick (Cherie) Ridenour of Danville, IN,

Keith Ridenour of Plainfield, IN,

Matthew Ridenour of Woodbury, Tennessee,

One daughter and son-in-law,

Shannon (Jonathan) Massie of Bell Buckle, Tennessee,

His brother-in-law,

Eugene Schanck,

by (2) grandchildren, (2) step grandchildren and (4) step great grandchildren.

Funeral services for Sammie “Sam” Ridenour will be held at 2:00 p.m., E.S.T., on Friday, February 27, 2015 at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial to follow at Wickliffe Cemetery in Wickliffe, Indiana.  The V.F.W. Post #2366 Memorial Detail will conduct military graveside rites.  Pastor Ron Hickman will officiate at the service.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 3:00-8:00 p.m., on Thursday.  Memorial donations can be made to the Birdseye Christian Church or the American Lung Association.  Condolences may be shared online at:  www.nassandson.com.

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Virlee M. Schwartz, age 77, of Huntingburg, passed away at 5:35 p.m., on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

She was born January 9, 1938 in St. Anthony, Indiana, to Emil and Anna (Metz) Wessel.  She married Urban Schwartz on November 7, 1959 in Schnellville.  Virlee was a farmer and also worked at Jasper Wood Products.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church; an antique car enthusiast; enjoyed collecting antiques; and loved her pets.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Urban Schwartz, who passed away March 5, 1992; and one sister, Rose Ann Pund.

She is survived by:

One brother-in-law,

Francis Pund of St. Anthony, IN,

and by nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Virlee Schwartz will be held at 10:00 a.m., E.S.T., on Thursday, February 26, 2015at 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 8:00-9:45 a.m., on Thursday morning.  Condolences may be shared online at:  www.nassandson.com.

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Suzanne M.A. Kerr, age 49, of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 12:45 a.m. on Friday (February 20, 2015) at home.
 
Suzanne was born on December 15, 1965 to Dan and Joy (Bentley) Voight.  She married John Kerr III on August 15, 1985.
 
Suzanne was a Real Estate Broker for many years.
 
She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
 
She enjoyed gardening, spending time in the outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.
 
Surviving,
Husband,
John Kerr III, Jasper, IN
One daughter,
Jessica Kerr, Jasper, IN
Three sons,
John Kerr IV, Jasper, IN
Matthew Kerr, Jasper, IN
Riley Kerr, Jasper, IN
Mother,
Joy Voight, Jasper, IN
One sister,
Dawn Humphrey, and her husband, Tom, Jasper, IN
One brother,
Dan Voight Jr.,  Jasper, IN
 
Preceding her in death is her father, Dan Voight Sr.
 
Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday (February 24, 2015) at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family or to a favorite charity.
 
Online condolences may be made at:  www.becherkluesner.com.

Merilee D. Bishop, 85, of Santa Claus, passed away, February 17th at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. Merilee was born February 26, 1929 in Dallas County, Missouri to Abner and Dorothy (Austin) Dill. Merilee was owner and operator of The Frame Up in Mt. Vernon TX. She was a former teacher in a one room schoolhouse in Dallas County, Missouri. Merilee enjoyed cross stitching, caring for her plants and was an avid reader.

Merilee is survived by one son, Darren Laughlin of Santa Claus;
one daughter,Gayle Ann Laughlin of Aloha, OR.;
one brother, Jim Dill of Peculiar, MO.;
one sister Gayle Dill of Springfield, MO.;
four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Merilee was preceded in death by a son, George Laughlin.

Memorial service will be at 6:00 PM EST on Tuesday February 24th at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Friends may call after 4:00 PM EST until time of service at the funeral home. Interment will take place at a later date in Missouri. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com

Janelia Jahn
Janelia E. “Janie” Jahn, age 90 of St. Anthony, Indiana, passed away at 9:55 a.m. on Thursday (February 19, 2015) in Memorial Hospital Health Care Campus in Jasper, Indiana.
Janelia was born on August 19, 1924 in Rockport, Indiana to Ben and Anna (Miller) Kappner.  She married Linus H. Jahn on August 9, 1952 St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg, Indiana.  He preceded her in death on December 18, 2003.
She was a homemaker and a cook at St. Anthony Community Center for many years.
She was member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, the St. Anthony Christian Mothers, and the St. Anthony Community Center.
She enjoyed doing puzzles, cooking, caring for her dogs, and spending time with her family. She was also an Indiana University basketball fan.
Surviving,
One Daughter,
Karen Schueler, and her husband Gary, St. Anthony, IN
Two Sons,
Steve Jahn, and his wife Jayne, Jasper, IN
Mark Jahn, and his wife Theresa, Huntingburg, IN
Three Grandchildren
Four Great grandchildren
Preceding her in death besides her husband are two sisters, Leona Steffe and Marie Strobel, and two brothers, her twin, Joe, and Raymond Kappner.
Funeral services for Janelia E. “Janie” Jahn will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday (February 23), 2015 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony, Indiana, with burial to follow in the Church Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday (February 22, 2015) at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and one hour before services at the church.  The St. Anthony Christian Mothers will have a prayer service at 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church, or to a favorite charity.
Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.