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Dorothy Francis Dorsam, age 93, of Huntingburg, Indiana, passed away at 3:05 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at The Waters of Huntingburg nursing center in Huntingburg.

She was born March 21, 1922 in Pike County, Indiana, to Addie and Mary (Perdue) Lee.  Dorothy graduated from Stendal High School.  She was baptized on February 21, 1969 and two months later joined Salem United Church of Christ in Huntingburg.  Her faith meant a lot to her.  She was a member of the Salem church choir and V.F.W. Post #2366 Auxiliary.  Dorothy worked at factories in Jasper and Huntingburg; at the Jasper Nursing Home; and later in life as a home health care aide, a job in which she loved caring for the elderly.  Dorothy also loved to garden and grow flowers; loved to sew and was always making quilts; and loved cooking and canning.  She had a huge collection of plates from all the States and different countries.  She loved taking care of her many cats and dogs; having her hair and nails done; and enjoyed her huge collection of jewelry.  Two of Dorothy’s favorite songs were “Jesus Loves Me” and “Amazing Grace”.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her first husband, William E. Vaughn, in 1982; her second husband, Roscoe L. Dorsam, in 2014; eleven brothers and sisters of which she was the last to survive, Ella Mae, Mattie, Rufus, Florence, George, Emma, Avanelle, Helen, Imogene, Cleo and Waiva; and one grandson, Ronnie Vaughn, Jr..

She is survived by:

Her only child and son,

Ronnie (Margaret) Vaughn of Hanson, Kentucky and Velpen, IN,

Four granddaughters,

Lily (Vince) Fiscus of Otwell, IN,

Michelle (Darrell) Whiting of Evansville, IN,

Barbara (Chuck) Baumgart of Petersburg, IN,

Jennifer Littlepage of Madisonville, Kentucky,

by (14) great grandchildren, (11) great-great grandchildren, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Dorothy Dorsam will be held at 2:00 p.m., E.D.T., on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial to follow at Cup Creek Cemetery near Velpen, Indiana.  Pastor Mark West will officiate at the funeral service.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 12noon-2:00 p.m., E.D.T., on Saturday, the day of the funeral.  The family would like to thank the nurses and care givers at The Waters of Huntingburg, Gentiva Hospice, Dr. Ann Patterson and Nass & Son Funeral Home.  Condolences may be shared online at:  www.nassandson.com.

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John H.”Napa John” Wininger, age 80, passed away on Friday, May 1, 2015, at his home.

He was born at French Lick, Indiana on May 6, 1934 to Rolla C. & Marie G. (Gramelspacher) Wininger.

John was a US Army Veteran.  He was the owner of the Napa parts Store in Mount Vernon, Illinois for 20 years where he retired.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper and Mount Vernon Elk, Knights of Columbus.

He was an avid collector of John Wayne memorabilia and loved the outdoors.

Survived by a nephew, Craig Houchin, Jasper, IN

Several cousins and and his beloved dog.

Close Friends and Caregivers, Pam Graham and Alecia Hughey also Phillip Clark and Leigha of Mount Vernon, IL and Dana Smith and Marshall of Maryvillle, Tennessee.

Preceding him in death is one sister Jane Wininger.

Funeral services for John Wininger will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, in St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper.

Friends may call one hour before service at church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rend Lake College & Hospice of Good Samaritan.

Krodel, John

John Ray Krodel, age 66 of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on Friday (May 1, 2015), at 3:10 p.m. at his home.

He was born on November 3, 1948 in Huntingburg, Indiana to Edgar and Velma (Kieffner) Krodel.  He married Ruth Ann Goller on September 21, 1968 in St. John’s Lutheran Church at the Dubois Crossroads.

John was a graduate of Dubois High School Class of 1966 and received an associate degree from the Louisville School of Technology.  He had worked for Texas Instruments form 1968-1992 then worked for Hewlett Packard from 1992 until his retirement in 2002.

He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church for 40 years and the Eagle Pines Golf Course.

John enjoyed playing golf, cards, spending time with family and friends and dearly loved his pets.

Surviving,

Wife, Ruth Ann Krodel.

Four daughters,

Kristie Carr, Brownsburg, IN

Dawn Freund, Mooresville, IN

Rhonda Gallagher, Indianapolis, IN

Jennifer Patel, Los Angeles, CA

Eight grandchildren.

Brother, Rudy Krodel and wife Barbara, Jasper, IN

Sister-In-Law, Conchitta Barrett, Jasper, IN

Preceding him in death are one sister, Judith Ann Krodel and one brother, Thomas H. Krodel.

Funeral services for John Krodel will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, (May 6, 2015), in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Haysville, Indiana with burial to follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery.  The Rev. Charla Grieves will officiate. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the 2:00 p.m. service time at church.

Condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

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Gerald (Woody) McCaslin, age 70 of Jasper passed away at 3:33 a.m. Thursday, (April 23, 2015) in Memorial Hospital & Health Care Center in Jasper, Indiana.

He was born at Orchardville, Pennsylvania on January 19, 1945 to Gerald and Mabel (Uber) McCaslin.  He was married Ruth Ellen Hemmerlein and she preceded him in death on October 30, 2009.

He enjoyed sports, fishing and golf.

Surviving,

Three sons,

Todd McCaslin, St. Anthony, IN

Dave McCaslin and wife Lisa, Yatesboro, PA

Mike McCaslin and wife Sandra, Rural Valley, PA

Step-daughter,

Kay-Krodel Freyberger and her husband Kurt, Fort Thomas, KY

Step-son, Kent Krodel, Jasper, IN

Five grandchildren, Lindsay, Jason, Morgan and Kaylee and Emily McCaslin. Two step grandchildren, Andrew and Max Freyberger.

One sisters,

Cathy McWhorter, Largo, FL

One brother, Max McCaslin and wife Sharon, Rural Valley, PA

Preceding him in death besides his wife are two sisters, Beverly McCullough and Alice McAfoose. Also two brothers, Don and Keith McCaslin.

Celebration of life memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m.  On Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Hospital & Health Care Center.

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Larry A. Miller, age 66, of Washington, formerly of Otwell, Indiana, passed away at 9:35 p.m.,Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Washington Nursing Home in Washington, Indiana.

He was born January 30, 1949 in Pike County, Indiana, to Ralph and Annabel (Ross) Miller.  Larry was employed by the Indiana Desk Company.  He was an avid Indianapolis Colts, St. Louis Cardinals and Indiana University sports fan.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Michael Miller and Ray Miller.

He is survived by:

Four daughters,

Marie Miller of New Albany, IN,

Donna Kouns of Washington, IN,

Jennie Wilson of Washington, IN,

Christie Denton of Huntingburg, IN,

His companion and ex-wife,

Barbara Miller of Otwell, IN,

Three brothers,

David Miller of Huntingburg, IN,

James Miller of Huntingburg, IN,

Carl Miller of Otwell, IN,

Two sisters,

Debra Neighbors of Jasper, IN,

Carol Huckelby of Huntingburg, IN,

by (10) grandchildren and (2) great grandchildren.

Funeral services for Larry A. Miller will be held at 10:00 a.m., E.D.T., on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial to follow at Lemmons Cemetery near Otwell.  The Reverend Ric May will officiate at the funeral service.

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

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William J. “Bill” Rauscher, age 82, of Evansville, formerly of Huntingburg, passed away at 1:53 a.m., Thursday, April 30, 2015 at The Sterling House in Evansville, Indiana.

He was born August 26, 1932 in Huntingburg, Indiana, to Jacob and Lydia (Hammelman) Rauscher.  Mr. Rauscher worked as a comptroller and was employed by the I.R.S., Huntingburg Furniture Company, Olinger Construction Company, and Kimball International where he worked for 31 years and retired.  He was a graduate of Evansville College; was a member of the Huntingburg United Methodist Church; and former member of the Huntingburg Country Club board of directors and Huntingburg Library board where he served as treasurer and director.  He was preceded in death by:  his parents; his wife, Nancy (Schnell) Rauscher, who passed away September 9, 2013; and one brother, Larry Lee Rauscher.

He is survived by:

One son and one daughter-in-law,

Bret (Debi) Rauscher of Evansville, IN,

Two sisters and one brother-in-law,

Joan Sisson of Newburgh, IN,

Doris (Larry) Ferguson of Huntingburg, IN,

Two grandsons,

Joshua and Joey Rauscher both at home,

and by nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for William J. “Bill” Rauscher will be held at 11:00 a.m., E.D.T., on Monday, May 4, 2015 at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial to follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Huntingburg.  Reverend Lee Campbell will officiate at the service.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 4:00-7:00 p.m., E.D.T., on Sunday; and also from 10:00-11:00 a.m., E.D.T., on Monday.  Memorial donations can be made to the Huntingburg United Methodist Church or the University of Evansville Endowment Fund in memory of Bill Rauscher.  The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the staff of The Sterling House, Heritage Hospice and Home Instead for their compassionate care and professionalism.  Condolences may be shared online at:  www.nassandson.com.

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Bernice M. (Bunny) Roelle, age 95 of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 11:55 a.m. on Thursday (April 30, 2015) at Brookside Village in Jasper, Indiana.

Bernice was born in Jasper, Indiana on November 10, 1919 to George and Barbara Ann Gardner.  She married James T. Roelle  on June 9, 1949 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, IN.  He preceded her in death on July 3, 1985.

Bernice was a homemaker and worked for Jasper Cabinet Company as a secretary for many years.

She was the valedictorian of the Jasper High School Class of 1937.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and their Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

She enjoyed playing cards and spending time with friends and family.

Surviving,

Three Sons;

Steve Roelle, Jasper, IN

Mike Roelle and his wife Marsha Graham, Curwensville, PA

Jeff Roelle and companion Bethany Hamilton, Orlando, FL

Two Grandchildren

Shawn and Andrea Graham

Two Sisters;

Mary Lee Brockman and her husband Jim, Evansville, IN

Julia Eversman, Indianapolis, IN

Preceding her in death besides her husband was one daughter Barbara Ann, who died in infancy, and one brother, Cliff Gardner.

Funeral services for Bernice M. (Bunny) Roelle will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday (May 4, 2015) at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper, Indiana.

Friends may call from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday (May 3, 2015) at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, Indiana.  The Holy Family Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary will pray the rosary at 2:45 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church, or to a favorite charity.

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