Memorials

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Rosemary Freson, age 85, of Huntingburg, Indiana, passed away at 12:50 p.m., onWednesday, April 1, 2015 at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

She was born December 6, 1929 in Huntingburg, Indiana, to Hobart and Minnie (Hollander) Chappell.  She married Herb J. Freson on November 30, 1974 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg.  Rosemary was a homemaker and had worked as a clerk at Yogi’s Liquor Store.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Huntingburg V.F.W. Post #2366 Ladies Auxiliary; was an avid fisherman; enjoyed attending yard sales; and was an enthusiastic collector of anything related to frogs, fish and hummingbirds.  Rosemary was preceded in death by:  her parents; one sister, Jewel Jenkins; three brothers, Bob Chappell, Jack Chappell and Hobart Chappell; and by one grandson.

She is survived by:

Her husband,

Herb J. Freson of Huntingburg, IN,

Four daughters,

Vicky (Steve) Wagner of Huntingburg, IN,

Pat (Dan) Gehlhausen of Celestine, IN,

Barb (Tom) Hall of Holland, IN,

Deanna (Brad) Schmett of La Quinta, California,

One son,

Robert Lange of Jasper, IN,

One stepdaughter,

Dodie (Steve) Uhl of Jasper, IN,

One stepson,

Jim (Sue) Freson of Newburgh, IN,

One brother,

Jerry (Laura) Chappell of Holland, IN,

by (12) grandchildren, (25) great grandchildren and (3) great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services for Rosemary Freson will be held at 10:00 a.m., E.D.T., on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg with burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Huntingburg.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 2:00-8:00 p.m., E.D.T., on Monday.  A parish vigil service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Mondayevening, at the funeral home.  Memorial donation can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be shared with the family online at:  www.nassandson.com.

William R. Berg, age 90 of  Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 3:45 p.m. on Thursday (April 2, 2015) at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper, Indiana.

William was born in Troy, Indiana on October 30, 1924 to Gilbert and Marie (Grass) Berg.  He married Viola Voegerl on September 13, 1947 in St. Anthony Catholic Church.  She preceded him in death on December 24, 2011.

William retired from Kimball International after many years of service.

He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper.

He enjoyed working outdoors,  animals and bird watching, watching westerns, and being with friends and family.

Surviving,

Five Daughters;

Mary Dodson and her husband David, Jasper, IN

Barbara Bohne and her husband Jim, St. Anthony, IN
Janet Miller, Jasper, IN

Cindy Strawser and her husband Roger, Jasper, IN

Debra Cleveland and her husband Charles, Tallahassee, FL

Two Sons;

Thomas Berg and his wife Anne, Jasper, IN

Jeff Berg and his wife Ann, Ireland, IN

11 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren, 3 Great Great Grandchildren

One Sister;

Rosemarie Gramelspacher, Jasper, IN

Two Brothers;

Jim Berg, Jasper, IN

John Berg and his wife Liz, Columbia, SC

Preceding him in death beside his wife was one son; Tim Berg, two daughters;  Sandra Berg and Phyliss Berg, one grandson; Andrew Cleveland, one sister; Marjorie Curtain, and an infant brother Joseph Berg.

Funeral services for William R. Berg will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday (April  7, 2015) at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper.

Friends may call from 2:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday (April 6, 2015) at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, or to the Dubois County Humane Society.

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

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Thomas “Chris” Shreve, 72, Santa Claus, died Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

He was born in Dearborn, Mich., on July 26, 1942, to Tom and Marian (Potter) Shreve. He married Gloria W. Wollenmann on July 26, 1975, in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Ferdinand.

Surviving are his wife, Gloria W. Shreve; a host daughter, Jeanette Cepedes-Dufrene and husband Andre of New Orleans, La.; a stepsister, Susan Shreve of Michigan; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Mr. Shreve was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Santa Claus. He retired from Abbott Laboratory in logistic international management. He graduated from University of Detroit High School, School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in government intelligence.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 10th, in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Ferdinand. Burial of the cremains will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call after 9 a.m. Friday, April 10th, at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

Fleck, Marcella

Marcella (Sally) Fleck, age 91 of Ireland, passed away at 7:00 p.m. Monday, (March 30, 2015), at her home.

She was born in Ireland, Indiana on May 22, 1923 to Andrew and Fidelia (Hurst) Goeppner. She married Henry L. Fleck on October 19, 1950 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland, Indiana.  He preceded her in death on November 3, 2009.

Marcella retired from the Ireland Elementary School where she was a supervisor at cafeteria for thirty years also was a cook at the Jasper Knights of Columbus and the Chicken Place in Ireland.

She is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland.

She enjoyed gardening and quilting and applique.

Surviving,

Two daughters,

Betty Knies and her husband Pat, Jasper, IN

Linda K. Harris and her husband Daniel, Ireland, IN

Four grandchildren, Nathan P. Knies, Alyssa Knies Seger, Christopher M. Knies and Katie A. Knies. Also seven great grandchildren.

Also nieces and nephews.

One brother, Ray Goeppner and wife Glenda, Jasper, IN

Preceding her in death besides her husband are three brothers, Herbert, Anthony,  and Emil Goeppner and three sisters, Bertha Haas and Colletta and Maria Goeppner both who died in infancy.

Funeral services for Marcella Fleck will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, (April 1, 2015), in St. Mary’s Catholic Church with burial to follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ireland.

Friends may call two hours before services at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Lehr, Gloria

Gloria J. Lehr, age 66, of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 6:45 a.m. on Monday (March 30, 2015) at Brookside Village in Jasper, Indiana.

Gloria was born on August 1, 1948 in Washington, Indiana to Ray and Thresia (Marks) Lehr.

Gloria was a 1966 graduate of Jasper High School.

She worked as a Master Scheduler at Masterbrand Cabinets for 40 years, from 1969-2009.

She was a member of the Women of the Jasper Moose.

She loved sports and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Indiana Hoosiers fan.  She also enjoyed playing pickleball, bingo, golfing, bowling, traveling, going to casinos, and spending time with family and friends.

Surviving,

One sister,

Donna Smith, and her husband, Ken, Jasper, IN

One brother,

Jim Eckerle, and his wife, June, Loogootee, IN

Nieces and Nephews

Great Nieces and Nephews

Great great niece and nephew

Preceding her in death is one brother, Kenneth Eckerle.

Funeral services for Gloria J. Lehr will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday (April 1, 2015) at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper.

Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday (March 31, 2015) at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center or to a favorite charity.

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

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Lucile C. Peach, age 96, of Huntingburg, passed away at 10:02 p.m., on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

She was born April 5, 1918 in Huntingburg, Indiana, to Harvey and Clara (Hunefeld) Wessel.  She married Don Peach on October 2, 1949 at the Methodist Church in Huntingburg. Lucile was a retired secretary for the former First National Bank.  She was a graduate of Huntingburg High School, was a faithful member of the Huntingburg United Methodist Church, and was an active participant in the Eastern Star and V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.  She enjoyed baking, embroidery work and quilting.  Lucile was preceded in death by:  her husband, Don Peach, who passed away May 24, 2000; two daughters, Phyllis Dorris and Jean Peach; one son who died in infancy, David Allen Peach; one sister, Laverne Helmerich; three brothers, Alfred Wessel, Edgar Wessel and Wilbur Wessel; and one grandson, Greg Rogier.

She is survived by:

Two daughters and two son-in-laws,

Donna (William) Lindeman of Ferdinand, IN,

Cheryl (Norman) Cravens of Huntingburg, IN,

One sister,

Ruth King of Huntingburg, IN,

Seven grandchildren,

David Lindeman, Cynthia Lindeman, Ronald Rogier, John Franzell, Robert Franzell, Melinda Lee and Michelle Cary,

by (13) great grandchildren and (3) great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services for Lucile C. Peach will be held at 2:00 p.m., E.D.T., on Wednesday, April 1, 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 services.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, the day of the funeral.  Memorial services will be conducted by the Eastern Star and also the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary starting at 12:00 noon,Wednesday, at the funeral home.  Memorial donations can be made to Gentiva Hospice. Condolences may be shared online at:  www.nassandson.com.

 

Giesler, Joan M.

Joan M. Giesler, age 71, of Jasper, Indiana passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday (March 24, 2015) at home.

Joan was born in Jasper, Indiana on March 15, 1944 to Dennis J. and Virginia (Gramelspacher) McDermott.  She married William J. Giesler on November 26, 1966 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper.

Joan was a retired registered nurse, real estate broker, and rental property entrepreneur.  Her passion was nursing.  She became an aide at age 16, working at Memorial Hospital.  She graduated from St. Mary’s School of Nursing at Evansville in 1965 and continued her profession in local facilities for over 50 years, retiring from Brookside Village Skilled Facility in 2012.

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

She enjoyed spending time with family, gardening, playing cards, and reading.

Surviving,

Husband,

William J. Giesler, Jasper, IN

Two sons,

Jay Giesler, and his wife Dawn, Huntingburg, IN

Chad Giesler, and his wife Kathy, Jasper, IN

Five grandchildren,

Connor, Dillon, Dakota, Madison, and Jaylyn Giesler

Three brothers,

Michael McDermott, and his wife Martha, Rochester Hills, MI

Ronald McDermott, and his wife Elizabeth, Fresno, CA

Gregory McDermott, and his wife Laurel, Downington, PA

Funeral services for Joan M. Giesler will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday (March 31, 2015) at Holy Family Catholic Church with entombment to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper.

Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday (March 30, 2015) at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and one hour before services from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at the church.   The Blessed Virgin Sodality will pray a rosary at 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home onMonday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center, Holy Family Catholic church or to a favorite charity.

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