Memorials

Seeman, Theron
Theron Seemann, age 80, of Jasper, passed away at 10:40 a.m. Friday, (March20, 2015), at the St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper.
 
He was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on July 20, 1934, to Kenneth and Mildred (Hancock) Seemann.  He married Helen French 1960 at Terre Haute, Indiana.
 
Theron was a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Animal Husbandry.
 
He worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and retired from Dubois County Soil & Water Conservation Department in Jasper for 46 years.  Also worked part- time at Sultan Run Golf Course for ten years.
 
Theron was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1175, American Legion Post # 147 and the Masonic Line Lodge F & AM .
 
Surviving,
Wife,
Helen Seemann
Daughters,
Lea Watts and husband Jerry, Clermont, FL
Jill Motluck and husband Mark, Indianapolis, IN
Son,
Jay Seemann and wife Heather, Raleigh, NC
Grandchildren,
Bailey and Bryce Seemann, Raleigh, NC
Sister,
Modena Fry, Terre Haute, IN
 
Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at Trinity United Church of Christ in Jasper on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.
 
Visitation from 1-3 p.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ. Committal service will be held at a later date.  The Rev. Jane Hillman will officiate.
 
In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Youth Ministry or to St. Charles Health living the Dream foundation.  Becher-Kluesner Funeral Homes in care of arrangements.

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Elbert Donald “Don” Burton, age 82, of Huntingburg, Indiana, passed away at 12:52 p.m., on Monday, March 16, 2015 at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

He was born November 28, 1932 in Owensboro, Kentucky, to Elbert B. and Edna C. (Jones) Burton.  He married Ida Catherine Harker on September 7, 1955 at St. John’s Church in Boone Township.  Don was owner of Burton’s Cafeteria, Burton’s Catering and Burton’s Caper House.  He also worked as a Dubois County dumpster site attendant.  Don was a member of the Holland American Legion, lifetime member of the Southern Indiana Leathernecks, and the Indiana National Guard.  He served in Japan during the Korean War as a Private First Class in the United States Marine Corps.  Don enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating and barbecuing.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Catherine “Cathy” Burton, who passed away July 31, 2008; and one granddaughter, Leah Burton.

He is survived by:

Four sons and three daughter-in-laws,

Mike (Dede) Burton of Huntingburg, IN,

Dave Burton of Huntingburg, IN,

Brian (Jan) Burton of O’Fallon, Missouri,

John (Angela) Burton of Huntingburg, IN,

by (7) grandchildren and (3) great grandchildren.

Funeral services for Don Burton will be held at 10:00 a.m., E.D.T., on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial to follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Huntingburg. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Holland American Legion Memorial Detail and the United States Marine Corps Funeral Detail.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 4:00-8:00 p.m., on Friday.  A Marine Corps League memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Friday evening, at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.  Condolences may be shared online at:  www.nassandson.com.

Clara F. Schnieders, 95, of Ferdinand, passed away, Saturday, December 14th at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. Clara was born, January 1, 1920 in Ferdinand to Edward and Mary (Heilers) Altmeyer. She married Ralph Schnieders on May 2, of 1946 in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church. He passed away on January 6, 1953. Clara was a factory worker at Aristocraft and Ferdinand Furniture. She also cleaned offices at OFS. Clara was a member of St. Ferdinand Church Parish. She enjoyed praying the rosary during long walks.

Clara is survived by four daughters;
Mary Rasche and husband Jim of Jasper, Jane Potter of Ferdinand, Lori Schnieders of Ferdinand, Ruth Selzer and husband Allen of Chrisney;
one son, Ralph (Buck) Schnieders of Ferdinand;
one sister, Evelyn Brockman of Ferdinand;
seven grandchildren and three step-grandchildren;
seven great-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.

Clara was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Kay in infancy; two sisters, Agnes Schnieders and Margaret Spayd; one granddaughter, Emily Selzer.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8:00 PM and Wednesday from 7-9:30 AM at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:00 AM in St. Ferdinand Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ferdinand Church, Ferdinand Community Endowment or a favorite charity. Condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

Bauer, Edward
Edward E. Bauer, age 80, of Jasper, Indiana passed away at 3:40 a.m. on Monday (March 16, 2015) at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper, Indiana.
 
Edward was born in Dubois, Indiana on October 11, 1934 to Pete and Irene (Wolf) Bauer.  He married Joan Schnarr on June 11, 1959 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boone Township, Indiana.
 
After 40 years, at Kimball International,  he retired as engineering manager.   
 
He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Haysville, Indiana and the Jasper Outdoor Recreation.
 
He enjoyed bowling, fishing, woodworking, horse-shoe pitching, playing cards and dominos, and he was a sports enthusiast.
 
Surviving,
Wife,
Joan Bauer, Jasper, IN
Two daughters,
Debra Kempf, and her husband, Alan,  Jasper, IN
Karen Stenftenagel, and her husband, Scott, Jasper, IN
One son,
Thomas Bauer, and his wife, Lynn,  Jasper, IN
Five grandchildren
Two step grandchildren
Two great grandchildren
One brother,
Carl Bauer, and his wife Robin, Jasper, IN
 
Preceding him in death are one brother, Linus Bauer, and two sisters Martha Weisheit and Linda Bauer.
 
Funeral services for Edward E. Bauer will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday (March 19, 2015) at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Haysville, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.  Pastor Charla Grieves will officiate.
 
Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday (March 18, 2015) at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper and one hour before services at the church.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Capital Campaign Fund or to a favorite charity.
 
Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

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Connie Lynn Houchin, age 56, of Ferdinand, Indiana, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015 in the emergency room of Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

She was born December 27, 1958 in Princeton, Indiana, to Burl Lewis and Doris Aline (Tumey) Hedge. She married Robert Houchin on February 22, 2000.  Connie was employed at Farbest Foods.  She loved gardening and photography.  She was preceded in death by her father, Burl Hedge; her stepmother, Anna Uppencamp; her adopted father, Henry Uppencamp; and one brother, Paul Monroe.

Connie is survived by:

Her husband,

Robert “Bob” Houchin of Ferdinand, IN,

One son,

Clarence Michael Uppencamp, Jr. of Jasper, IN,

Her mother,

Doris Hedge of Dennison, Illinois,

Seven sisters,

Christine Messmer of Birdseye, IN,

Sharon Montgomery of Winslow, IN,

Debbie Mendel of Jasper, IN,

Bridgette Hamm of Evansville, IN,

Sue Arnold of Dale, IN,

Nancy Graham of Evansville, IN,

Kimberly Hedge of Tennessee,

Four brothers,

Gary (Linda) Uppencamp of Gentryville, IN,

Henry “Butch” (Kelly) Uppencamp of Ferdinand, IN,

Tim Hedge of Tennessee,

Terry Hedge of Tennessee,

by one grandson, two granddaughters, nieces and nephews.

Memorial services for Connie Houchin will be held at 2:00 p.m., E.D.T., on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg.  Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Chapel from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., E.D.T., on Saturday, the day of the service.  Condolences may be shared with the family online at:  www.nassandson.com.

Wagner, Alyssa
Alyssa M. Wagner, age 22 of Ireland, Indiana, passed away at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday (March 8 ,2015) in Hopkins County, KY, due to injuries received in an automobile accident. 
 
Alyssa was born on October 29, 1992 in Huntingburg, Indiana to Randy “Red” and Joan (Matthews) Wagner. 
 
She was a college senior majoring in nursing at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville and was set to graduate in May.
 
She was a 2011 Graduate of Jasper High School.
 
She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland, IN.
 
She enjoyed scrapbooking, babysitting, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.
 
Surviving,
Mother;
Joan Wagner, Ireland, IN
Brother;
Benjamin Wagner and girlfriend Christina Ziegler, Ireland, IN
Grandmother;
Georgine Wagner, Ireland, IN
Aunts, uncles, and cousins
 
Preceding her in death was her father, Randy “Red” Wagner, and one brother, Andrew R. Wagner. Also her paternal grandfather Robert Wagner and her maternal grandparents Charles and Viola Matthews.  
 
Funeral services for Alyssa M. Wagner will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday (March 13, 2015) at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland, IN, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
 
Friends may call from 1:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday (March 12, 2015) at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper.   
 
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland  or to a favorite charity.
Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.
Anthony R. Stemle, age 78, of Jasper, Indiana, formerly of Dallas, TX, passed away at 2:35 p.m. on March 10, 2015 at Terre Heute Regional Hospital in Terre Heute, Indiana.
 
Anthony was born in Celestine, Indiana on August 4, 1936 to Herbert and Rose (Reckelhoff) Stemle. 
 
Anthony worked his entire life as a heavy equipment operator.
 
He was an Army Veteran serving during WWII.
 
Surviving,
Three daughters
One son
Four step daughters
Several grandchildren
Several great grandchildren
Two sisters,
Bernice Humbert, Jasper, IN
Loretta Hasenour, St. Anthony, IN
 
Preceding him in death are one daughter, one son, and one brother, Lawrence  Stemle.
 
Funeral services for Anthony R. Stemle will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday (March 14, 2015) at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper.  The V.F.W. Post #673 will conduct military gravesite rights.
 
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the 10:00 a.m. service time at the church.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family.
 
Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.