Memorials

Main, Robert

Robert E. Main, age 77 of Dubois, Indiana, passed away at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday (June 20, 2015) at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper, IN.

Robert was born on February 23, 1938 in Jasper, IN  to Roy and Marie (Schubel) Main.  He had two marriages.  His first marriage was to Patricia Ann Ward on November 17, 1966. She preceded him in death on March 25, 1973.  His second marriage was to Rita Fest  onApril 6, 1981.

Robert was the Street Commissioner for the City of Jasper, from which retired after 20 plus years of service.   He also previously worked as an over the road truck driver for R. L. Jefferies.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran.

He enjoyed watching NASCAR racing, bluegrass music, automotive repair, sightseeing the country, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving,

Wife;

Rita Main, Dubois, IN

Four Daughters;

Kathy Seckinger and husband Bob, Fulda, IN

Della Green and husband Darrel, Chrisney, IN

Brenda Coulter and husband Mike, Loogootee, IN

Melissa Hendrixson and husband Scott, Petersburg, IN

Six Sons;

Curt Begle and wife Ruth, Ferdinand, IN

Roy Main and wife Shelly, Ireland, IN

Bernard Main and wife Elaine, Huntingburg, IN

Gerald Begle and wife Anita, Ferdinand, IN

Daniel Main, Dubois, IN

David Main and wife Jill, Jasper, IN

24 Grandchildren

7 Great-Grandchildren

One Sister;

Charlotte Jenson and husband Ron, Oklahoma City, OK

Preceding him in death beside his first wife Patricia was one son, Doug Begle, two Grandchildren, Teresa Seckinger and Lexi Begle,  two sisters, Connie Whittinghill and Mary Powell,  and one brother, Raleigh Main.

Funeral services for Robert Main will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday (June 24, 2015) at St. Henry Catholic Church in St. Henry, IN, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday (June 23, 2015) at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and one hour before the 10 a.m. service time at St. Henry Catholic Church in St. Henry, IN.

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

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

Schuch, Virlee

Virlee I. Schuch, age 76 of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday (June 16, 2015) at her home.

Virlee was born on April 15, 1939 in Ferdinand , Indiana to Victor and Ida (Auffart) Begle. She had two marriages.  Her first marriage was to John Scherle on November 21, 1959.  He preceded her in death on August 16, 1966.   Her second marriage was to Gaylord Schuch onOctober 30, 1970.  He preceded her in death on February 22, 1999.

Virlee worked as a cook for Jasper Middle School for many years.

She was a member of Precius Blood Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana and their Ladies Sodality.  She was also a member of the Jasper Circle of the Daughters of Isabella.

She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and spending time with friends and family.

Surviving,

Four Daughters;

Cindy Kloeck and her husband Ray, Ferdinand, IN

Angie Edwards and her husband Weldon, Loogootee, IN

Becky Keller, Jasper, IN

Kim Jochem and her husband Greg, St. Henry,  IN

One Son;

Mike Scherle and his wife Gina, Jasper, IN

Fourteen Grandchildren

Seven Great-Grandchildren

One Sister;

Clara Gogel and her husband Dennis, St. Henry, IN

Two Brothers;

Gene Begle, Jasper, IN

Victor Jr. Begle and his wife Linda, St. Henry, IN

Preceding her in death beside her two husbands was an infant daughter Mary, and one sister Edna Begle.

Funeral Services for Virlee I. Schuch will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday (June 19, 2015) at Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper,  Indiana, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper, IN.

Friends may call from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday (June 18, 2015) at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, IN.  The Precious Blood Ladies Sodality and Jasper D of I will pray a rosary at 1:45 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to Precious Blood Catholic Church, The Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center, or Gentiva Hospice.

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

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Delbert L. Niehaus, age 77, of Dale, passed away at 3:20 CDT a.m., onMonday, June 15, 2015 at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.

He was born October 6, 1937 in Holland, Indiana, to Aaron and Opal (Wellmeyer) Niehaus.  He was a veteran of the Army and served in the 2nd Armored Division, “Hell on Wheels” at Fort Hood, Texas.  Delbert worked at Holland Dairy and also as a heavy equipment mechanic at various coal mines.  He was a member of Holland American Legion Post # 343.   He enjoyed sports, fishing and tinkering with his WD 45 Allis Chalmers tractor and socializing with his buddies at the Holland Legion.  He was preceded in death by:  his parents; his twin brother, Delmar; his brothers, Ralph, Donny and Junior Niehaus.

He is survived by:

His wife of 56 years,

Betty (Sibrel) Niehaus,

Three daughters and one son-in-law,

Kim (Gary) Clark of Hamilton, Ohio,

Kelly Niehaus of Yellowbanks, Indiana,

Kristy Miller (fiancé, Vernon Light) of Troy, Missouri,

Three brother-in-laws,

Bill, Jim and Don Sibrel,

One sister,

Anna Mae Williams,

Four grandchildren,

Leah, Lindsi, John and Kayla,

Five great grandchildren,

Owen, Peyton, Cooper, Annabelle and Korbin

Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services for Delbert Niehaus will be held at 2:00 p.m., E.D.T., onThursday, June 18, 2015 at Nass and Son Funeral Home with burial to follow at St. James Lutheran Cemetery in Holland.  The Holland American Legion Post #343 will conduct military graveside rites.   The funeral service will be officiated by Jack Neighbors.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 2:00-8:00 p.m., E.D.T., on Wednesday.   Condolences may be shared online at:  www.nassandson.com.

Florence R. Neal, age 88, of Huntingburg, Indiana, passed away at 7:30 a.m.,Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center, Jasper.

She was born December 9, 1926 in Jasper, Indiana to Edward and Helen (Rees) Meyer.  Florence married Lester H. Neal in Jasper, Indiana.  She worked at General Electric as an assembler in Huntingburg and also in Tell City when the business moved there years later.    Florence was a member of the Huntingburg V.F.W. Auxiliary and the Huntingburg Eagles.  She enjoyed camping and bowling.  She was preceded in death by:  her husband, Lester Neal, who died in 2006; one son, Robert E. Neal, in 1983; two brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by:

One daughter and one son-in-law,

Linda (Phil) Ahrens of Huntingburg, IN,

One sister,

Alberta Meyer Leibering of Huntingburg,

by (4) grandchildren and (2) great grandchildren.

Services for Florence R. Neal will be held by the family privately.

There will not be a public visitation. Nass and Son Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Huntingburg V.F.W. Auxiliary.  Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared online at:  www.nassandson.com.

Wagner, Patricia

Patricia L. Wagner, age 86 of Ireland, Indiana, passed away at 8:05 p.m. on Sunday (June 7, 2015) at Brookside Village in Jasper, Indiana.

Patricia was born on July 12, 1928 in Jasper, Indiana to Otto and Leona (Basch) Hochgesang.  She married Linus N. Wagner on August 27, 1949 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, IN.  He preceded her in death on December 7, 2002.

Patricia was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland, Indiana and their St. Anne’s Society, and a member of the VFW Post #673 Auxiliary.

She enjoyed playing bingo and cards, watching IU basketball and sports, and spending time with friends and family.

Surviving,

Three Daughters;

Marilyn Wenzel and husband Jim, Jasper, IN

Lynn Greulich and husband Craig, Ireland, IN

Lori Sunderman and husband Bob, Jasper, IN

Four Sons;

Jim Wagner and wife Elida, St. George, UT

Mike Wagner and wife Sherri, Huntingburg, IN

Mark Wagner, Jasper, IN

Patrick Wagner and wife Jill, Jasper, IN

12 Grandchildren

5 Great-Grandchildren

Two Sisters;

Laverne Berg, Jasper, IN

Carol Lueken and husband David, Jasper, IN

Preceding her in death was her husband Linus.

Funeral Services for Patricia L. Wagner will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday (June 11, 2015) at St. Mary’s  Catholic Church in Ireland, Indiana, with burial to follow at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Friends may call from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday (June 11, 2015) at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland, IN.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or a favorite charity.

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

Knies, Imogene

Imogene M. Knies, age 83 of Celestine, Indiana, passed away at 1:48 p.m. on Saturday (June 6, 2015) at the Timbers of Jasper.

Imogene was born on May 8, 1932 in St. Anthony, IN  to Charles and Florence (Voges)Schnell.    She married Elmer Knies on October 11, 1951 at St. Celestine Church. He preceded her in death on October 25, 2012.

Imogene worked as the bookkeeper for Ben Franklin in Jasper for 40 plus years.

She was a member of St. Celestine Catholic Church and their St. Ann’s Society, and the Celestine Community Club.

She enjoyed playing cards, needlework ,watching the St . Louis Cardinals and Indiana Pacers, and spending time with the grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving,

Two Daughters;

Cindy Knies, Celestine, IN

Sherry Bieker and her husband Mark, Celestine, IN

One Son;

Kent Knies and his wife Brenda, Celestine, IN

12 Grandchildren

15 Great Grandchildren, Two Step Great-Grandchildren, and One Step Great-Great- Grandchild.

One Sister;

Doris Meyer, Celestine, IN

Preceding her in death beside her husband were two sons, Scott J. Knies and Michael L. Knies.

Funeral Services for Imogene M. Knies will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday (June 10, 2015) at St. Celestine Catholic Church in Celestine, Indiana, with burial to follow in St. Celestine Cemetery.

Friends may call from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday (June 10, 2015) at St. Celestine Catholic Church in Celestine, IN.

Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Celestine  Endowment Fund in memory of Elmer and Imogene Knies.

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

Richard S. Colman, age 83 of Dubois, Indiana passed away at 10:07 p.m. Saturday, (June 6, 2015) in Memorial Hospital & Health Care Center in Jasper.

He was born on February 4, 1932 at Brownsville, Kentucky to Barney and Gladys (Rountree) Colman.  He married Joyce Foy on July 16, 1960 at Chicago, Illinois.

Richard was a US Navy Veteran serving in Japan.

He retired from the U.S. Corp of Engineers.  He had worked at Patoka Lake for many years.

He enjoyed NASCAR, Fishing, Auctions and watching Westerns movies.

Surviving,

Wife, Joyce

Son, Keith Colman, Dubois, IN

Three daughters,

Wonda Colman and fiancé Marc Fasnacht, Huntingburg, IN

Barbara Wood and husband Bob, Jasper, IN

Janice Bates and husband William, Calhoun, GA

Four grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Three sisters,

Loretta Fentress, Charleston, IL

Lorene Cutright and husband Jerry, Charleston, IL

Regina Swim , Mattoon, IL

Preceding him in death are one grandson, David S. Wood.

One brother, Floyd Colman and four sisters,

Helen Dailey, Rosetta Shafer, Dimple O’Dell, Dorothy Groves. Also three sisters and one brother died in infancy.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, (June 9, 2015) in the Cuzco Cemetery in Cuzco.  First Baptist Church in Jasper will conduct the graveside service. V.F.W. Post # 673 in Jasper will conduct military grave side rites.

Condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.