DCBi Staff

Romeri, Marcella

Marcella (Sally) Romeri, age 86 of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, (August 19, 2015) at Cathedral Health Care Center in Jasper.

Sally was born in Jasper, Indiana on March 10, 1929 to Clemens and Anna (Wigand) Voegerl.

She worked in the dietary department for Northwood Retirement Community for many years.

She is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Surviving,

Son, Greg Romeri, U.S. Army, Germany

Sisters,

Betty Gehlhausen and husband John, Jasper, IN

Lucille Hardin, Ireland, IN

Eileen Schepers and Husband Jim, Celestine, IN

Two Brothers,

John Voegerl and wife Terri, Jasper, IN

Allen Voegerl, Shoals, IN

Preceding her in death are 1 brothers Jerome Voegerl and two sisters, Sr. Ann Clement ( Sisters of Providence)  and Mary Klem.

Funeral services for Marcella Romeri will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, (August 20, 2015), in St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial to follow at a later date. Friends may call one hour services at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be may be made to Cathedral Health Care Center or to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Hilda M. Egloff, 88 of Ferdinand passed away Friday August 18th at her home. Hilda was born January 24, 1927 in Ferdinand to William & Ida (Bickwermert) Senninger. She married Clarence H. Egloff on June 22, 1948 in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on November 10, 1990.

Hilda was a former secretary for Egloff Trucking in Ferdinand, and a homemaker. She was a member of Saint Ferdinand Parish and its St. Anne’s Sodality. She enjoyed playing cards, and being with family & friends. She was preceded in death by 1 brother, Roman Senninger.

Surviving are 1 son, Marvin “Merf” Egloff and his wife Charlene of Ferdinand, 1 grandson, Jeff Egloff and his wife Stephanie of Wilsonville, Oregon. 2 grand-daughters, Erin & Jenna Egloff.

Funeral services 10:00 AM Saturday August 22nd in Saint Ferdinand Catholic Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8:00 PM Friday & 7 to 9:30 AM Saturday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Ferdinand Catholic Church. Online condolences may be made at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

Giesler, Urban

Urban R. Giesler, age 77, of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 3:50 a.m. on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at Brookside Village in Jasper.

Urban was born in Jasper, Indiana on January 7, 1938 to Albert “Jumbo” and Apollonia (Schmitt) Giesler.  He married June Heck on June 20th, 1963 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, IN.

He was an Army Veteran, serving from 1958 until 1961.

He retired from German American Bank after 40 years of service.

He was an active member of Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper and their Men’s Club,  the American Legion Post #147, the Jasper Knights of Columbus, the Jasper Moose, the Dubois County Builders Association, and “JR’s Lunch Bunch”.

He was selected to the Brute Society in the Diocese of Evansville.

He enjoyed cooking, fishing, playing cards, and anything that involved the entire family spending time together.

He was known for his sense of humor, his love of practical jokes, and his award winningChristmas light displays.

Surviving,

Wife,

June Giesler, Jasper, IN

Three daughters;

Kim Purucker, and husband Jim, Indianapolis, IN

Pamela Bell, Jasper, IN

Tammy Hurm, and husband Chad, Jasper, IN

Two sons;

Bart Giesler, and wife Amy, New Palestine, IN

Andy Giesler, and wife Amy, Westfield, IN

Thirteen Grandchildren;

Katie and Scott Purucker

Madysan, Nalon, and Corban Bell

Alexandria, Makalyn, Kadon, and Kendalyn Hurm

Henry and Charlie Giesler

Hayden and Cole Giesler

Three sisters;

Marie Denu and husband Anthony, Dubois, IN

Frances Heeke Goodman and husband Jack, Celestine, IN

Rita Egler, and husband Gary, Jasper, IN

Preceding him in death was one sister, Irene Lueken and husband Bob.

Funeral services for Urban R. Giesler will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper, with entombment to follow in Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum in Jasper.  The American Legion Post #147 will conduct military grave site rites.

Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 21, 2015 at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper and from 9:00 am until the 10am service time at Precious Blood Church on Saturday.  The Precious Blood Parish will pray the rosary at 1:45 p.m. on Friday at the Funeral Home.

In Lieu of floral arrangements, memorial contributions may be made to Precious Blood Catholic Church or to the Dubois County Community Foundation – Urban and June Giesler Brookside Village Caring Nurses Continuing Education Fund.

Raymond J. Werner, age 82, of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 8:14 a.m. Wednesday, (August 19, 2015), in Memorial Hospital & Health Care Center in Japer.

Ray was born in Jasper, Indiana on April 27, 1933, to Robert and Edna (Breitweiser) Werner. He married Leona Blessinger on October 20, 1956 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana.

Ray was an Army Veteran, serving from 1954-1956.

He worked as an Underground Coal Miner for 40 years, and retired from R & H Mining.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

His hobbies included hunting and collecting antique tractors.

Surviving,

Wife,

Leona Werner, Jasper, IN

Two daughters,

Karen Healy, and her husband, Dan, Jasper, IN

Donna Jones, and her husband, Forrest “Kip” Jones, Velpen, IN

Two sons,

Steve Werner, and his wife, Margie, Jasper, IN

Larry Werner, and his wife, LaDonna, Jasper, IN

12 grandchildren

10 great grandchildren

Four sisters,

Norma Kimmerle, and her husband, John Kimmerle, Columbus, OH

Betty Keeler, Columbus, OH

Margie Werner, Columbus, OH

Marilyn Shipley, and her husband, Jim Shipley, Columbus, OH

Five brothers,

Donald Werner, and his wife Beverly, Jasper, IN

Eugene Werner, and his wife, Jane, Jasper, IN

Tom Werner, and his wife, Mary Jane, Jasper, IN

Jerry Werner, Columbus, OH

Leo Werner, and his wife, Ginger, Columbus, OH

Funeral services for Raymond J. Werner will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday (August 22, 2015) at St. Mary’s Church in Ireland, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper.  The V.F.W. Post #673 will conduct military grave site rites.

Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday (August 21, 2015) at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or to a favorite charity.

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

Fleck, Kathleen Jane Fleck1

Kathleen Jane Fleck, age 71, of St. Anthony, Indiana, passed away at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday (August 16, 2015) at home.

Jane was born in St. Anthony, Indiana on October 23, 1943 to Anthony and Leona (Schuch) Berg.  She married Jerome Fleck on May 16, 1968 in St. Anthony, Indiana.

She worked as a long term cook for Southeast Dubois Schools, she worked at St. Vincent DePaul, and she was a bookkeeper for Hilary Blessinger Accounting and Fleck Construction for many years.

She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, a past member of the St. Anthony Christian Mothers, St. Anthony Community Club, and the St. Anthony Conservation Club.

She enjoyed cooking, gardening, painting, and spending time with family.

Surviving,

Husband,

Jerome Fleck, St. Anthony, IN

One daughter,

Lisa Gutgsell, and her husband Blake, Schnellville, IN

One son,

Dean Fleck, and his wife Gerry, St. Anthony, IN

Five grandchildren

Adam, Cole, and Moriah Fleck, and Harrison and Max Gutgsell

Three sisters,

Karen Brames, and her husband, Herman, Trinity, FL

Ruth Schroeder, and her husband, Charlie, Green Castle, IN

Martha “Mert” Birk, and her late husband, Mike Birk, Jasper, IN

Three brothers,

Allen Berg, and his wife, Linda, Lizton, IN

Aaron Berg, and his wife, Susie, Ferdinand, IN

Brian Scott Berg, and his wife Yvonne, Ferdinand, IN

Several Nieces and Nephews

 Funeral services for Kathleen Jane Fleck will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday (August 20, 2015) at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony, Indiana, with burial to follow in St. Anthony Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday (August 19, 2015) at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, and one hour before services at the church onThursday.

St. Anthony Parish will pray a rosary at 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday 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.

Larry R. Schaefer, 68 of Ferdinand passed away Friday August 14th in Memorial Hospital & Health Care Center, Jasper. Larry was born in St. Meinrad to Othmar & Perline (Ernst) Schaefer. His first wife Diana (Scott) Peters died May 31, 2005. He married Cindy Gehlhausen – Schipp on April 12, 2008.

Larry retired in 2012 from Kimball International after 48 years and worked part-time at Holiday World after retirement. He enjoyed traveling, playing euchre & cinch, spending time with family & friends, and celebrating special times with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Fraternal Order Of Eagles, Jasper Moose Lodge, Jasper Recreation Club, and the Jasper Gun Club. He served in the Army National Guard and was a member of Ferdinand American Legion Post 12. He was preceded in death by brothers, Kenneth, Otsie, Jr., and infant David Schaefer, sisters, Debra, Chrissy Schaefer.

Surviving are his wife Cindy Schipp- Schaefer. 1 daughter, Kelli Lehmkuhler and husband John of St. Anthony, 1 son, Curt Schaefer and wife Jamie of Jasper. 4 step-sons, Chris Peters and wife Thess of Jasper, Tom Peters and wife Laura of Ireland, Aaron Schipp and wife Amanda of Greenwood, Adam Schipp and wife Emily of Ferdinand, 1 step-daughter, Amber Wehr and husband Mike of Sharpsburg, GA. 17 grandchildren . 5 sisters, Marilyn Haefling and husband Ed of Evanston, Pat Hochgesang and husband Mike, Brenda Stallings and fiancé Curt Trainer of Jasper, Shirley Haug and husband Steve of Ferdinand, and Donna Klein and husband Kim of St. Croix.

Funeral services 10:00 AM Tuesday in Saint Ferdinand Catholic Church, with burial to follow in Enlow Cemetery, Jasper. Friends may call from 2 to 8:00 PM Monday & 7 to 9:30 AM Tuesday at Becher Funeral Home, Ferdinand. Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 will have military services Monday at 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

Ronald Dowdell434

Ronald M. Dowdell, age 74, of the Duff Community, passed away at 2:15 a.m., on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at his residence.

He was born March 25, 1941 in Warrick County, Indiana, to John Raymond and Estle (Howard) Dowdell.  He married Viola Ruth Reinbold on March 25, 1961 at the Church of Christ in Duff.  Mr. Dowdell worked in manufacturing at Kimball International for 43 years and retired in 2003.  He was a member of the Church of Christ in Duff and the Duff Conservation Club.  He was preceded in death by his father, John Raymond Dowdell; his mother, Estle (Howard) Dowdell Wallace; his step-father, Fred Wallace; his wife, Viola Ruth (Reinbold) Dowdell who passed away June 26, 2014; and two grandsons, Ryan A. Dowdell who passed away March 30, 2013 and David Dodson III who passed away November 4, 2014.

He is survived by:

One daughter,

Carolyn Dodson of Huntingburg, IN,

Two sons and two daughter-in-laws,

Scott (Susan) Dowdell of Syracuse, IN,

Alan (Kerry) Dowdell of Winslow, IN,

and one step-sister,

Imogene Taylor of Mount Carmel, Illinois.

Funeral services for Ronald M. Dowdell will be held at 2:00 p.m., E.D.T., onSaturday, August 15, 2015 at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial to follow at Mayo Cemetery near Duff.  The funeral services will be officiated by Larry Mickler.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., on Saturday, the day of the funeral.  Condolences may be shared with the family online at:  www.nassandson.com.