Caroline “Carrie” Hoppenjans

Caroline “Carrie” Hoppenjans, 102, of Ferdinand, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2015, at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. Caroline was born May 12, 1913, in Huntingburg to Hugo and Rose (Boeckman) Schipp. She married Raymond E. Hoppenjans on April 27, 1937 in St. Mary Catholic Church in Huntingburg. He preceded her in death on March 23, 1989. Caroline is survived by one son, David Hoppenjans and wife Sheila of Ferdinand; one daughter, Rita Fuchs and husband Clarence of St. Henry; three grandchildren, Jill Weedman, John Hoppenjans, Jaclyn Hoppenjans and three great-grandchildren. Caroline was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; one brother, Louis Schipp and a sister Josephine Schipp. Caroline was a member of; St. Ferdinand Parish,and its St. Ann’s Sodality, St. Henry Christian Knights of America and Ferdinand Senior Citizens. She enjoyed playing cards, quilting, gardening, bingo and spending time with family and friends. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8:00 PM EST and Wednesday from 7-9:30 AM EST at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:00 AM EST in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

Jeff C. Vonderheide

Vonderheide, Jeff

Jeff C. Vonderheide, age 61 of Birdseye, Indiana, passed away at 9:48 a.m. on Wednesday (September 2, 2015) at Memorial Hospital in Jasper, Indiana.

Jeff was born in Norfolk, Virginia on October 11, 1953 to Charles and Joan (Schnell) Vonderheide.  He married Vicki McKinney on June 23, 1973 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Schnellville, IN.

Jeff was a employed by the Laborer’s Union Local #561 in Evansville, IN.

He enjoyed fishing, University of Louisville Basketball, his dog “Romeo”, disc golf, playing games, gardening, and spending time with friends and family.

Surviving,

Wife;

Vicki Vonderheide, Birdseye, IN

Four Daughters;

Angie Myers and husband Josh, Celestine, IN

Erika Gehlhausen and husband Kevin, Schnellville, IN

Sarah Felker and husband Jason, Taswell, IN

Clara Vonderheide, Huntingburg, IN

Father;

Charles  Vonderheide, Birdseye, IN

One Brother;

Joe Vonderheide, Birdseye, IN

Two Sisters;

Jane Schnell and husband Ted, Schnellville, IN

Jean Bockelman and husband Mark, Indianapolis, IN

Nine Grandchildren;

Tristen and Ethan Myers;  Hailei and Kenlee Gehlhausen; Seth, Jayden, Brycie and Sophie Felker, and Fiona Vonderheide.

Preceding him in death was one son, Seth Vonderheide, and his mother, Joan Vonderheide.

Funeral services for Jeff Vonderheide will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday (September 5, 2015) at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, IN., with burial to follow at a later date.   The Pastor Albert Madden will officiate.

Friends may call from  3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday (September 4, 2015) at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel and  again from 9:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. service time on Saturday (September 5, 2015) at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, IN.

Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

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

Karla S. Armstrong

Armstrong, Karla

Karla S. Armstrong, age 70 of Winslow, Indiana passed away at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday, (September 1, 2015), in Memorial Hospital & Health Care Center in Jasper.

She was born at Washington, Indiana on June 9, 1945 to Warren and Louise (Littell) Knochenmus.   She married Paul David Armstrong on May 31, 1985 in Jasper, Indiana.

She graduated from Vincennes School of Nursing earning her LPN degree  and retired from Memorial Hospital & Health Care Center where she worked in Obstetrics and Gynecology for 23 years.

She enjoyed her grandchildren, cooking and traveling.

Surviving,

Husband, Paul David Armstrong, Winslow, IN

Daughters,

Christina Hopf, Winslow, IN

Teresa Hopf and husband Dave, Dubois, IN

Kim Johnson and companion Daniel Schneider, Madeira Beach, FL

Lisa Reed and husband James, Petersburg, IN

13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Brother,

Dr. Kerry Knochenmus PHD and wife Brenda, Louisville, KY

Sister, Karen Dembo , Florida

Preceding her in death besides her parents are a granddaughter Payton Hopf.

Funeral services for Karla Armstrong will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, (September 5, 2015) at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel with burial to follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Ireland, Indiana.  The Rev. Roy Stillwell will officiate.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday (September 4, 2015), at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper.

Constance E. “Connie” Pfeffer

Pfeffer, Constance

Constance E. “Connie” Pfeffer, age 97, of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 1:40 a.m. on Wednesday (September 2, 2015) at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper.

Connie was born in Jasper, Indiana on May 9, 1918, to George and Frieda (Gutgsell) Baunach.  She married Revard J. “Riff” Pfeffer on February 16, 1939, in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper.  He preceded her in death on February 6, 1965.

Connie was a homemaker and worked at United Cabinet (now Masterbrand) for 25 years.

She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper, the Jasper D of I, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.

Surviving,

Daughters,

Brenda Alles, and her husband, Bob, Jasper, IN

Bev Werner, and her husband, Don, Jasper, IN

One daughter-in-law,

Sue Pfeffer, Longview, TX

12 Grandchildren,

Eric Hedinger, Revard Pfeffer, Kevin Hedinger, Brian Werner, Kristi Pierson, Stacy Werner, Angie Traylor, Paul Hedinger, Todd Werner, Keith Pfeffer, Michael Alles, and Natalie Alles

22 Great Grandchildren

Preceding her in death besides her husband are one daughter, Carol Hedinger, one son, Ronald Pfeffer, one son-in-law, Donald “Butch” Hedinger, one great grandson, Roman Pfeffer, and three sisters, Cornelia Stemle, Bernadette Lechner-Grannan, and Huberta Kippenbrock.

Funeral services for Constance E. “Connie” Pfeffer will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday (September 4, 2015) at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper, 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 on Friday (September 4, 2015) at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana.

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

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

Donna E. Stewart

Donna E. Stewart, age 71, of Huntingburg, Indiana, passed away at 2:22 p.m. on Monday (August 31, 2015) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper, Indiana.

Donna was born in Echo, Pennsylvania  on December 24, 1943, to Frank and Mary (Uplinger) Zombotti.  She married Don Stewart on July 8, 1997.

Donna was a homemaker.

She enjoyed cooking, especially Italian cooking, and gardening.

Surviving,

Husband,

Don Stewart, Huntingburg, IN

Two daughters,

Debbie Glynn, and her husband, Phil, Penang, Malaysia

Saundra Jackson, Fishers, Indiana

One step-daughter

Heidi Hogan, and her husband, Mark, Sandpoint, ID

One step-son,

Colin Stewart, Sandpoint, ID

Three grandchildren,

Austin and Adam Glynn, and Blake Jackson

Four step grandchildren,

Cody and Caly Stewart, and Emma Hogan, Skylar Politano

Her beloved dog,

Kady

Preceding her in death is her son-in-law, Ben Jackson.

Private funeral services will be held out of state at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center or the Humane Society.

Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

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

Leona S. Wellmeyer

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Leona S. Wellmeyer, age 85, of Huntingburg, passed away at 2:40 a.m.,Sunday, August 30, 2015 at The Waters of Huntingburg nursing center in Huntingburg.

She was born October 13, 1929 in Holland, Indiana, to Edward and Mary (Harmeyer) Niehaus.  She graduated from Holland High School in 1947 and married Waldo Wellmeyer in 1948.  Leona was a farm wife and helped run the family dairy farm in Huntingburg.  She was a lifelong member of St. James Lutheran Church in Holland.  Leona was preceded in death by her husband, Waldo Wellmeyer, who passed away January 5, 1996; one sister, Meta Katter; and two brothers, Raymond Niehaus and Eldo Niehaus.

She is survived by:

Two daughters and one son-in-law,

Judy (Bruce) Epmeier of Newburgh, Ind.,

Nancy Wellmeyer of Indianapolis, Ind.,

Two sons,

Gary Wellmeyer of Huntingburg, Ind.,

Randy Wellmeyer of Huntingburg, Ind.,

One sister,

Goldie Niehaus of Carmichael, California,

Two grandchildren,

Michael (Amanda) Epmeier of Newburgh, Ind.,

Carrie (Ryan Byrnes) Epmeier of Chicago, Illinois,

Two great grandsons,

Isaac and Evan Epmeier of Newburgh, Ind.,

and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Leona Wellmeyer will be held at 10:00 a.m., E.D.T., onWednesday, September 2, 2015 at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburgwith burial to follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Huntingburg.  Pastor David Darling will officiate at the services.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 4:00-8:00 p.m., on Tuesday; and also from 9:00-10:00 a.m., on Wednesday morning.  In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. James Lutheran Church or to Deaconess V.N.A. Hospice.  Condolences may be shared online at:  www.nassandson.com.

David J. Altmeyer

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David J. Altmeyer, age 39, of Jasper, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015 at his residence.

He was born September 16, 1975 at the Naval Hospital in Cherry Point, North Carolina, to Lawrence J. and Mary (Boyer) Altmeyer.  David was a construction worker and a skilled mechanic who enjoyed working on vehicles in his spare time.  He also enjoyed fishing and playing the guitar.

He is survived by:

His father,

Lawrence J. (Phillis) Altmeyer of Huntingburg, Ind.,

His mother,

Mary (Richard) Boyer-Israel of Stratford, Connecticut,

Daughter,

Carrie Beth Altmeyer of Oak Grove, Kentucky,

Son,

Larry David Altmeyer of Henderson, Kentucky,

Two brothers,

Vincent Altmeyer of Robards, Kentucky,

Shane Schwindel of Jasper, Ind.,

and two sisters,

Theresa Anderson of Henderson, Kentucky,

Shawn Layton of Dale, Indiana.

Funeral services for David J. Altmeyer will be held at 1:00 p.m., E.D.T., onWednesday, September 2, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg.  Cremation will take place following the visitation and funeral service.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 2:00-8:00 p.m., on Tuesday; and also from 12:00-12:45 p.m., on Wednesday.  A parish vigil prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday evening, at the funeral home.  Condolences may be shared online at:  www.nassandson.com.