Geneva Elizabeth Fark, 89, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Tuesday, May, 5th , 2015, at Hearth & Home of Vandalia, Ohio, after complications from leukemia.
Born in Huntingburg, Indiana, on July 12th, 1925, to Oscar and Amelia Feldmeyer, Geneva had a busy childhood as a “shy farm girl,” learning the joys of helping others and raising and caring for living things from a young age. She graduated from Huntingburg High School in 1943, marrying her sweetheart, Chester Fark, in 1946. After attending classes at Lockyear Business College in Evansville, Indiana, she worked for the U.S. Navy Department and First National Bank of Huntingburg.
Geneva saw her husband and children through many transitions and moves throughout the country, keeping house in the States of California, Kentucky, Illinois and Ohio. She later moved her family to Tokyo, Japan, in 1966, when her husband was promoted to Vice President of General Electric Aircon.
During her nearly three years in Japan, Geneva was active with the Tokyo Union Church, volunteering and traveling extensively with its Women’s League. She also studied traditional Japanese arts such as tea ceremony and doll-making, and achieved a master’s certification in Japanese flower arranging at the prestigious Ichiyo School of Ikebana under the direct tutelage of co-founder and headmaster Meikof Kasuya.
After returning to the States in 1969, Geneva spent the rest of her years in Ohio. There she won numerous awards for her floral compositions, and was actively involved in several gardening organizations, including the Garden Club of Dayton, which she joined after relocating to Vandalia in 1984. She was a member and a frequent volunteer at the Vandalia United Methodist Church, and helped start and run a family business, “Jan’s Hallmark Shop,” which served the communities of Vandalia and Richmond, Indiana for more than 25 years. During this time Geneva enjoyed yearly trips to Florida, traveling abroad, and “houseboating” with family.
Geneva credited her long-lasting good health and optimism to her close ties with family and friends. She was very proud that all of her children and grandchildren received a college education, an opportunity that she always regretted not being able to enjoy herself. Despite this, she deemed her life “a success,” having felt that her constant striving for the best and always taking advantage of learning opportunities helped shape her into a more confident, sociable, and worldly woman.
Surviving Geneva are two daughters, Janet (Michael) Cook and Nancy (Scott) Millsop, both of Vandalia; a son, Dr. Alan (Michele) Fark of Miamisburg, Ohio; two brothers, Richard Feldmeyer of Jasper and Donald (Anna Mary) Feldmeyer of Huntingburg; a brother-in-law Richard (Edna) Fark of Brownsburg; seven grandchildren, Michelle Cook and Amy (Casey) Smith,Quinn and Molly Millsop, Kristen (Ben) Outwater and Ryan and Karalyn Fark; and nieces and nephews Gae (Larry) Holtzman, Michael (Lisa) Feldmeyer, Beverly (Ron) Viehe, Brenda Fark and Richard (Colleen) Fark, Jr.
Geneva was preceded in death by her husband Chester L. Fark, daughter-in-law Louann Fark, sister-in-law Joanne (Giltner) Feldmeyer, grandnephew Jason Feldmeyer and by Jim Erickson, her close friend and companion after Chester’s death.
Funeral services for Geneva Fark will be held at 2:00 p.m., E.D.T., on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial to follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Huntingburg. Reverend Marie Smith will officiate at the funeral service.
Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 12noon-2:00 p.m., E.D.T., on Friday, the day of the funeral. Condolences may be shared online at: www.nassandson.com.
Dorothy Francis Dorsam, age 93, of Huntingburg, Indiana, passed away at 3:05 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at The Waters of Huntingburg nursing center in Huntingburg.
She was born March 21, 1922 in Pike County, Indiana, to Addie and Mary (Perdue) Lee. Dorothy graduated from Stendal High School. She was baptized on February 21, 1969 and two months later joined Salem United Church of Christ in Huntingburg. Her faith meant a lot to her. She was a member of the Salem church choir and V.F.W. Post #2366 Auxiliary. Dorothy worked at factories in Jasper and Huntingburg; at the Jasper Nursing Home; and later in life as a home health care aide, a job in which she loved caring for the elderly. Dorothy also loved to garden and grow flowers; loved to sew and was always making quilts; and loved cooking and canning. She had a huge collection of plates from all the States and different countries. She loved taking care of her many cats and dogs; having her hair and nails done; and enjoyed her huge collection of jewelry. Two of Dorothy’s favorite songs were “Jesus Loves Me” and “Amazing Grace”.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her first husband, William E. Vaughn, in 1982; her second husband, Roscoe L. Dorsam, in 2014; eleven brothers and sisters of which she was the last to survive, Ella Mae, Mattie, Rufus, Florence, George, Emma, Avanelle, Helen, Imogene, Cleo and Waiva; and one grandson, Ronnie Vaughn, Jr..
She is survived by:
Her only child and son,
Ronnie (Margaret) Vaughn of Hanson, Kentucky and Velpen, IN,
Lily (Vince) Fiscus of Otwell, IN,
Michelle (Darrell) Whiting of Evansville, IN,
Barbara (Chuck) Baumgart of Petersburg, IN,
Jennifer Littlepage of Madisonville, Kentucky,
by (14) great grandchildren, (11) great-great grandchildren, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Dorothy Dorsam will be held at 2:00 p.m., E.D.T., on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial to follow at Cup Creek Cemetery near Velpen, Indiana. Pastor Mark West will officiate at the funeral service.
Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 12noon-2:00 p.m., E.D.T., on Saturday, the day of the funeral. The family would like to thank the nurses and care givers at The Waters of Huntingburg, Gentiva Hospice, Dr. Ann Patterson and Nass & Son Funeral Home. Condolences may be shared online at: www.nassandson.com.
John H.”Napa John” Wininger, age 80, passed away on Friday, May 1, 2015, at his home.
He was born at French Lick, Indiana on May 6, 1934 to Rolla C. & Marie G. (Gramelspacher) Wininger.
John was a US Army Veteran. He was the owner of the Napa parts Store in Mount Vernon, Illinois for 20 years where he retired.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper and Mount Vernon Elk, Knights of Columbus.
He was an avid collector of John Wayne memorabilia and loved the outdoors.
Survived by a nephew, Craig Houchin, Jasper, IN
Several cousins and and his beloved dog.
Close Friends and Caregivers, Pam Graham and Alecia Hughey also Phillip Clark and Leigha of Mount Vernon, IL and Dana Smith and Marshall of Maryvillle, Tennessee.
Preceding him in death is one sister Jane Wininger.
Funeral services for John Wininger will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, in St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper.
Friends may call one hour before service at church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rend Lake College & Hospice of Good Samaritan.
John Ray Krodel, age 66 of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on Friday (May 1, 2015), at 3:10 p.m. at his home.
He was born on November 3, 1948 in Huntingburg, Indiana to Edgar and Velma (Kieffner) Krodel. He married Ruth Ann Goller on September 21, 1968 in St. John’s Lutheran Church at the Dubois Crossroads.
John was a graduate of Dubois High School Class of 1966 and received an associate degree from the Louisville School of Technology. He had worked for Texas Instruments form 1968-1992 then worked for Hewlett Packard from 1992 until his retirement in 2002.
He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church for 40 years and the Eagle Pines Golf Course.
John enjoyed playing golf, cards, spending time with family and friends and dearly loved his pets.
Wife, Ruth Ann Krodel.
Kristie Carr, Brownsburg, IN
Dawn Freund, Mooresville, IN
Rhonda Gallagher, Indianapolis, IN
Jennifer Patel, Los Angeles, CA
Brother, Rudy Krodel and wife Barbara, Jasper, IN
Sister-In-Law, Conchitta Barrett, Jasper, IN
Preceding him in death are one sister, Judith Ann Krodel and one brother, Thomas H. Krodel.
Funeral services for John Krodel will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, (May 6, 2015), in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Haysville, Indiana with burial to follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery. The Rev. Charla Grieves will officiate. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the 2:00 p.m. service time at church.
Condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.
Gerald (Woody) McCaslin, age 70 of Jasper passed away at 3:33 a.m. Thursday, (April 23, 2015) in Memorial Hospital & Health Care Center in Jasper, Indiana.
He was born at Orchardville, Pennsylvania on January 19, 1945 to Gerald and Mabel (Uber) McCaslin. He was married Ruth Ellen Hemmerlein and she preceded him in death on October 30, 2009.
He enjoyed sports, fishing and golf.
Todd McCaslin, St. Anthony, IN
Dave McCaslin and wife Lisa, Yatesboro, PA
Mike McCaslin and wife Sandra, Rural Valley, PA
Kay-Krodel Freyberger and her husband Kurt, Fort Thomas, KY
Step-son, Kent Krodel, Jasper, IN
Five grandchildren, Lindsay, Jason, Morgan and Kaylee and Emily McCaslin. Two step grandchildren, Andrew and Max Freyberger.
Cathy McWhorter, Largo, FL
One brother, Max McCaslin and wife Sharon, Rural Valley, PA
Preceding him in death besides his wife are two sisters, Beverly McCullough and Alice McAfoose. Also two brothers, Don and Keith McCaslin.
Celebration of life memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. On Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Hospital & Health Care Center.
Larry A. Miller, age 66, of Washington, formerly of Otwell, Indiana, passed away at 9:35 p.m.,Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Washington Nursing Home in Washington, Indiana.
He was born January 30, 1949 in Pike County, Indiana, to Ralph and Annabel (Ross) Miller. Larry was employed by the Indiana Desk Company. He was an avid Indianapolis Colts, St. Louis Cardinals and Indiana University sports fan. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Michael Miller and Ray Miller.
He is survived by:
Marie Miller of New Albany, IN,
Donna Kouns of Washington, IN,
Jennie Wilson of Washington, IN,
Christie Denton of Huntingburg, IN,
His companion and ex-wife,
Barbara Miller of Otwell, IN,
David Miller of Huntingburg, IN,
James Miller of Huntingburg, IN,
Carl Miller of Otwell, IN,
Debra Neighbors of Jasper, IN,
Carol Huckelby of Huntingburg, IN,
by (10) grandchildren and (2) great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Larry A. Miller will be held at 10:00 a.m., E.D.T., on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial to follow at Lemmons Cemetery near Otwell. The Reverend Ric May will officiate at the funeral service.
Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 4:00-8:00 p.m., on Monday. Condolences may be shared online at: www.nassandson.com.
William J. “Bill” Rauscher, age 82, of Evansville, formerly of Huntingburg, passed away at 1:53 a.m., Thursday, April 30, 2015 at The Sterling House in Evansville, Indiana.
He was born August 26, 1932 in Huntingburg, Indiana, to Jacob and Lydia (Hammelman) Rauscher. Mr. Rauscher worked as a comptroller and was employed by the I.R.S., Huntingburg Furniture Company, Olinger Construction Company, and Kimball International where he worked for 31 years and retired. He was a graduate of Evansville College; was a member of the Huntingburg United Methodist Church; and former member of the Huntingburg Country Club board of directors and Huntingburg Library board where he served as treasurer and director. He was preceded in death by: his parents; his wife, Nancy (Schnell) Rauscher, who passed away September 9, 2013; and one brother, Larry Lee Rauscher.
He is survived by:
One son and one daughter-in-law,
Bret (Debi) Rauscher of Evansville, IN,
Two sisters and one brother-in-law,
Joan Sisson of Newburgh, IN,
Doris (Larry) Ferguson of Huntingburg, IN,
Joshua and Joey Rauscher both at home,
and by nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for William J. “Bill” Rauscher will be held at 11:00 a.m., E.D.T., on Monday, May 4, 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 service.
Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 4:00-7:00 p.m., E.D.T., on Sunday; and also from 10:00-11:00 a.m., E.D.T., on Monday. Memorial donations can be made to the Huntingburg United Methodist Church or the University of Evansville Endowment Fund in memory of Bill Rauscher. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the staff of The Sterling House, Heritage Hospice and Home Instead for their compassionate care and professionalism. Condolences may be shared online at: www.nassandson.com.