Memorials

Fr. Aelred Cody

Fr. Aelred Cody

Fr. Aelred Cody, OSB, monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, IN, died onMay 11, 2015, in the monastery infirmary. He was 83 and a jubilarian of both profession and ordination.

Surviving is a brother, Robert Cody of Ames, IA.

Fr. Aelred was born in Oklahoma City, OK, on February 3, 1932, and given the name Joseph Francis Jr. at his baptism. After completing his elementary and high school education at the Cathedral schools in Oklahoma City, he briefly attended the School of Music at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City.

Transferring to Saint Meinrad College, he was invested as a novice in 1951 and professed his simple vows on August 1, 1952. In 1955, he professed his solemn vows and graduated from the college, receiving the first of six degrees he would acquire over the next 15 years. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 3, 1957.

In addition to his college BA in philosophy, he received STL and STD degrees from Ottawa University, an SSL from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, an SSD from the Pontifical Biblical Commission, and an Élève dīplômé from the Ecole biblique at archéologique française de Jérusalem.

He authored an extensive list of publications, including books, entries in encyclopedias and reference works, articles, and essays in a half-dozen languages.

His involvement in the world of professional biblical scholarship covers half a century. Examples include his service as a trustee and a member of the Executive Board of the Catholic Biblical Association of America, as an associate editor and then general editor of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, as a member of the Consultative Committee of Concilium, and as a member of the Editorial Board of Biblica.

From 2003 to 2005, he served first as vice-president and then president of the Catholic Biblical Society of America. He was also a member of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament and the Society of Biblical Literature.

In 1970, he was appointed as consultor to the Holy See for the opening session of the Mixed Study Commission of the Roman Catholic Church and the World Alliance of Reformed Churches. In 1981, he was appointed by the United States Bishops’ Committee as a member of the Oriental Orthodox-Roman Catholic Consultation in the United States.

Fr. Aelred was a professor at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome from 1968-1978, serving for two of those years also as procurator for the Swiss-American and American Cassinese congregations. He returned to Saint Meinrad in 1978 where, in addition to continuing his scholarship, he served as novice-junior Master for 14 years.

He served many years as an elected member of the Swiss-American Congregation Council of the Abbot-President, as Saint Meinrad’s elected delegate to the Swiss-American General Chapter, and as an elected or appointed member of the Saint Meinrad Archabbot’s Council.

An accomplished organist, he was a member of London’s Royal College of Music and Royal College of Organists.

The Office of the Dead will be prayed at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, in the Archabbey Church, followed by visitation until 9 p.m. Visitation on Wednesday will be from 8 to 9:45 a.m. in the Archabbey Church, followed by the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in the Archabbey Cemetery. All times are Central Time.

Marks, Albertina

Albertina E. Marks, age 95, of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 9:15 p.m. on Monday (May 11, 2015) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

Albertina was born in Jasper, Indiana on July 11, 1919 to Jacob and Rose (Sermersheim) Schneider.  She married Ralph Edward Marks Sr. on September 5, 1942 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper.  He preceded her in death on January 27, 2003.

Albertina was a homemaker, seamstress,  and child caregiver.

She was member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Sodality of the Blessed Virgin of Holy Family, and the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church D of I.

She loved flower gardening and sewing.  She also enjoyed going on drives, cooking, and visiting with family and friends.

Surviving,

Two daughters,

Rosie Henriott, and her husband, Jay, Jasper, IN

Mary Ann “Annie” Stone, and her husband, Ronald, Jasper, IN

Five sons,

Ralph Marks Jr., and his wife, Judy, Seven Hills, OH

Thomas Marks, Loogootee, IN

Anthony “Tony” Marks, Evansville, IN

Bill Marks, and his wife, Eileen, Jasper, IN

Pat Marks, and his wife, Karen, Celestine, IN

15 grandchildren

Three step grandchildren

20 great grandchildren

Two step great grandchildren

Two great great grandchildren

Preceding her in death besides her husband, are one son, John Leo Marks, one grandson, Jacob Marks, and two brothers, Raymond and Ralph Schneider.

Funeral services for Albertina E. Marks, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday (May 15, 2015) at Holy Family Catholic Church, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper, Indiana.

Friends may call from 1:00-8:00p.m. on Thursday (May 14, 2015) at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.  The Blessed Virgin Sodality and the Jasper D of I will pray a rosary at 12:45 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

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

Fritch, Bernadette1

Bernadette H. “Bunny” Fritch, age 89 of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday (May 9, 2015) at home.

Bunny was born on February 8, 1926 in Jasper, Indiana  to William M. and Verena (Schaaf) Fritch.

Bunny was the Bookkeeper and Office Manager for the Jasper Turning Company, from which she retired after many years.

She was the last surviving member of the Fritch woodworking family.

She was a lifetime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, the St. Ann’s Society, and a member of the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

She enjoyed visiting Disney World, music, singing, and her dogs.

Surviving,

Her Lifetime Friend;

Barbara Scherle, Jasper, IN

Nieces and Nephews

Preceding her in death were two sisters, Mary Rita Van Huysse and Louise Gutgsell.

Funeral services for Bernadette “Bunny” Fritch, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday (May 15, 2015) at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper, Indiana.

Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. service  time on Friday (May 15, 2015) at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church,  the Sisters of St. Benedict, the Sisters of Providence, the Dubois County Humane Society, or a favorite charity.

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

Bradley, David

David M. Bradley, age 71 of Jasper, passed away at 12:45 a.m. Sunday, (May 10, 2015) in St. Charles Health Campus in Japer.

He was born on May 27, 1943 at Washington, Indiana to William and Loraine (Donahue) Bradley.  He married Margaret A. Meyer on Nov. 25, 1964 in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church.

He served in the Indiana National Guard and member of the Army Reserves.

He had worked Executive Furniture and retired from Styline Furniture Company in Huntingburg, Indiana.

David was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

He enjoyed music and working on model cars.

Surviving,

Wife, Margaret Bradley

Daughter,

Karen Jessee and her husband Mark, Jasper, IN

Three Sons,

Dennis Bradley and wife Margie, Washington, IN

Chris Bradley, Jasper, IN

Greg Bradley, Jasper, IN

Seven grandchildren and three step grandchildren also 1 great grandson three step great grandchildren.

One brother, George Bradley, Florence, South Carolina

One sister, Donna Dwyer, Bloomington, IN

Funeral services for David Bradley will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, (May 14, 2015), in St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper.

Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. service time at church.

Sander, Othmar

Othmar W. Sander, age 72, of Ireland, Indiana, passed away at 3:03 p.m. E.S.T. on Sunday (May 10, 2015) at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, Indiana.

Othmar was born in Ireland, Indiana on September 2, 1942, to William and Helen (Miller) Sander.  He married Mildred Elmer on August 8, 1964 in St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Siberia, Indiana.

Othmar was in the National Guard.

Othmar was part owner in JOJ Sander Incorporated for 50 years.  He previously worked for Jasper Lumber.

He was a member of a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland, and a past member of the Ireland Sportsman Club.

He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and farming.

Surviving,

Wife,

Mildred Sander, Ireland, Indiana

Two daughters,

Donna Betz, and her husband, Myron, Schnellville, IN

Judy Herzog, Jasper, IN

Four sons,

Harold Sander, Ireland, IN

Stanley Sander, Jasper, IN

Mark Sander, and his wife, Tonya, Ireland, IN

Brian Sander, Ireland, IN

16 grandchildren

Two step-grandchildren

Three step-great grandchildren

Two sisters,

Mary Ann Wehr, and her husband, Richard, Jasper, IN

Cathy Schnarr, and her husband, Daniel, Jasper, IN

Four brothers,

James Sander, Ireland, IN

Charlie Sander, and his wife, Jackie, Oakland City, IN

Kenny Sander, and his wife, Kathy, Jasper, IN

Jerry Sander, and his wife, Sharon, Jasper, IN

Funeral services for Othmar W. Sander will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday (May 16, 2015) at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday (May 15, 2015) at the Becher-Kluesner North 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.

Loechte, Bernard

Bernard L.  Loechte, age 92, of Schnellville, Indiana passed away at 8:25 a.m. on Sunday (May 10, 2015) at home.

Bernie was born in Schnellville, Indiana, on February 1, 1923 to Joseph and Cornelia (Lueken) Loechte .  He married Elfrieda Miller on September 11, 1948 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper.  She preceded her in death on December 15, 2005.

Bernie was an Army Veteran, serving during WWII in the Antiaircraft Division.  He was overseas for 30 months, serving in Guadalcanal, New Guinea, the Philippines and Japan

Bernie retired from Hoosier Desk Company, where he had worked or 45 years.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post #673, and a past member of the American Legion Post #147.

He enjoyed playing cards, spending time working on his farm, and spending time with family and friends.

Surviving,

One son,

David Loechte, and his wife Marilyn, Schnellville, IN

Two grandchildren,

Valerie Lange, and her husband, Josh, Schnellville, IN

Michelle Loechte, Schnellville, IN

One Great grandson,

Hunter Lange

One sister,

Alvina Fendel, St. Meinrad, IN

One Brother,

Maurice Loechte, and his wife, Mary Jane, St. Anthony, IN

Preceding him in death are three sisters, Lucille Hasenour, Lorina Hasenour, and Francis Heeke, and one brother, Lawrence Loechte.

Funeral services for Bernard L. Loechte will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday (May 13, 2015) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Schnellville, Indiana, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.  The V.F.W. Post #673 will conduct military gravesite rights.

Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday (May 12, 2015) at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gentiva Hospice or to a favorite charity.

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

Oser, Helen

Helen M. Oser, age 90, of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 11:40 p.m. on Thursday (May 7, 2015) at home.

Helen was born on March 1, 1925 to Henry T. and Velvia (Bufkin) Skaggs.  She married Carl Oser on September 25, 1948 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg, Indiana.  He preceded her in death on May 25, 1996.

Helen was a clerk for Jasper & Chicago, Clairmont, and EH Hamilton truck lines.

She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper, the St. Ann’s Society, and the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.

She enjoyed gardening, and volunteered at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church where she was on the Bereavement Committee, counted money, and stuffed bulletins.  She also volunteered at the Dubois County Community Food Bank.

Surviving,

Two sons,

Michael Oser, and his wife, Patty, Jasper, IN

Rick Oser, and his wife Tammy, Indianapolis, IN

One daughter,

Julie Aldridge, and her husband, John, Radcliff, KY

Eight Grandchildren

One Great grandson

Preceding her in death besides her husband are one daughter, Mary  Jane Hochgesang, three brothers, Irvin, Raymond, and Bobby Skaggs, and four sisters, Iola Ferguson, Mildred Rohlman, Juanita Perkins, and Geneva Lannan.

Funeral services for Helen M. Oser, will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday (May 12, 2015) at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper, Indiana.

Friends may call from 3:00-8:00p.m. on Monday (May 11, 2015) at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.  The St. Ann’s Society will pray a rosary at 2:45 p.m. at the funeral home.  The D.A.V. Auxiliary will conduct a service at 6:00 p.m.

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

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