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Dorothy M. Aufderhar, age 95, of Jasper, formerly of Huntingburg, passed away at 4:45 p.m., on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper.

She was born April 9, 1920 in Huntingburg, Indiana, to Walter and Adelia (Frick) Heim.  Dorothy graduated from Huntingburg High School in 1938 and was united in marriage to Albert J. Aufderhar on July 28, 1940 at Salem Church.  Dorothy worked as a school secretary at Southridge High School.  She was a member of the Business & Professional Women, the Huntingburg Research Club, the Dubois County Home Economics Club, and was a faithful member of Salem United Church of Christ in Huntingburg where she served as past President of the Women’s Guild and as Chairwoman of Salem’s 150th Anniversary Committee.  In 1993, the 19th General Synod of the United Church of Christ honored Dorothy by presenting to her the award for Outstanding Lay Woman of the Indiana-Kentucky Conference of churches.  Dorothy enjoyed bird watching, researching genealogy, and loved to read.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert J. Aufderhar, who passed away December 20, 2001; one brother, Don Heim; two sisters, Mildred Springston and Evelyn Meyerholtz; one son-in-law, Terry Eastwood; and one grandson, Justin Todd Eastwood.

She is survived by:

Two sons and one daughter-in-law,

Steve Aufderhar of Ball Ground, Georgia,

John (Linda) Aufderhar of Madison, Alabama,

Three daughters and one son-in-law,

Jan (John) Weyer of Jasper, IN,

Joyce Eastwood of Jasper, IN,

Sara Aufderhar of Ocala, Florida,

One sister and brother-in-law,

Wilma (Bill) Barnhart of Tell City, IN,

by (9) grandchildren, (5) step grandchildren, (2) great grandchildren and (11) step great grandchildren.

Funeral services for Dorothy Aufderhar will be held at 10:00 a.m., E.D.T., onMonday, August 17, 2015 at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial to follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Huntingburg.  The Reverend Mark West will officiate at the service.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 2:00-6:00 p.m., on Sunday.  Memorial contributions can be made to Salem United Church of Christ.  Condolences may be shared online at:

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Norman F. Caldemeyer, age 88, of Stendal, Indiana, passed away at 6:55 a.m., Friday, August 14, 2015 at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper.

He was born April 22, 1927 in Stendal, Indiana, to Henry and Loumira “Lou” (Doetker) Caldemeyer.  He was united in marriage to Betty M. Blount on August 30, 1952 in Stendal.  Norman was a retired residential brick layer and stone mason.  He often contributed his time and masonry skills to the benefit of community projects.  He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Stendal, the Brick Layers Union, and the Lockhart Township Volunteer Fire Department.  He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Seoria Vaughn, and one brother, William Caldemeyer.

He is survived by:

His wife,

Betty M. Caldemeyer of Stendal, IN,

Eight children,

Brenda Houchin of Stendal, IN,

Larry Caldemeyer of Lynnville, IN,

Karen Dixon of Winslow, IN,

Sharon Roettger of Stendal, IN,

Gary Caldemeyer of Stendal, IN,

Rita Williams of Stendal, IN,

Kutina Kline of Holland, IN,

William Caldemeyer of Stendal, IN,

One brother,

David Caldemeyer of Stendal, IN,

by (23) grandchildren, (29) great grandchildren and (3) great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services for Norman Caldemeyer will be held at 2:00 p.m., E.D.T., onMonday, August 17, 2015 at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial to follow at St. Paul Cemetery located on the west side of Stendal.  The Reverend Tom Deen will officiate at the service.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., on Monday, the day of the funeral.  Memorial contributions can be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.  Condolences may be shared online at:

Anthony R. “Tony” Hassfurther, 56 of Ferdinand passed away Friday August 7th in Memorial Hospital & Health Care Center, Jasper. He was born January 12, 1959 in Jasper. In. to Linus & Darlene (Hasenour) Hassfurther.

Tony was a former construction worker for several companies in the area, and a farmer. He enjoyed horses, and horse drawn farm equipment, thrashing wheat, storytelling and jokes. He was a member of Early Days Antique Club.

Surviving are 2 daughters, Amanda Koch and husband Aaron of New Boston and Ashley Kellems and husband Jesse of St. Meinrad. His parents Linus & Darlene Hassfurther of Ferdinand. 3 grandchildren, Logan & Jacob Hockenberry, and Vanesa Kellems. 2 sisters, Sheila Fleck and husband Cliff of Jasper, Cindy Hassfurther of Ferdinand. 3 brothers, Russell Hassfurther and wife Tina, Bill Hassfurther, and Andy Hassfurther and wife Brenda all of Ferdinand. 7 nieces & nephews.

Funeral services 10:00 AM Tuesday August 11th in Saint Ferdinand Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call after 8:00 AM Tuesday at the church. Becher Funeral Home, Ferdinand is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

Graveside services for infant Cora Ann Fleck will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, (August 11, 2015) in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ireland.

Cora Ann Fleck was born at 11:17 p.m. Thursday (August 6, 2015) in Memorial Hospital & Health Care Center in Jasper and passed away at 12:35 a.m. Friday (August 7, 2015).


Parents, Chad and Amber Fleck.

Maternal Grandparents,

Gary and Peggy Beasley, Ellwood, IN

Paternal Grandparents, Glen and Ann Fleck, Jasper, IN.

Condolences may be made at

Margaret Schroeder

Sarah “Margaret” Schroeder, age 83 of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at  6:50 AM  on Wednesday (August 5, 2015) at Jasper Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center.

Margaret was born in Kyana, IN on July 17, 1932 to Clifford and Elsie (Waddle) Huff.  She married Bill Schroeder  on September 2, 1952 in Jasper, IN.  He preceded her in death on August 6, 1985.

Her husband, Bill, was the second recipient of the artificial heart.

Margaret was a homemaker and previously worked at Newberry’s in Jasper.

She was a  member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the St. Ann’s Society, American Legion Auxiliary Post #147, the Ladies of the Moose, Jasper Circle of the Daughters of Isabella, a Stephen’s minister, and was the women’s chairperson of the American Heart Association.

She enjoyed crocheting, going to the casino, bingo, car trips ending with ice cream, and spending time with friends and family.


2 Daughters;

Monica Bohnert and her husband Robert, Sparta, IL

Cheryl Humbert and her husband Glenn, Jasper, IN

4 Sons;

Mel Schroeder and his wife Patti, Ferdinand, IN

Stan Schroeder, Jasper, IN.

Terry Schroeder, Jasper, IN

Rod Schroeder, Jasper, IN

12 Grandchildren

7 Great-Grandchildren


Nora Fleck and husband Ralph, Kyana, IN


Frank Huff, Kyana, IN

Preceding her in death besides her husband were 2 brothers: Arthur Huff and Riley Huff.

Funeral services for Margaret Schroeder will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday (August 8, 2015) at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday (August 7, 2015) at the Becher Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.  The St. Ann’s  Society will pray a rosary at 1:45 p.m. The American Legion Post #147 Auxiliary will perform a memorial service at 6:00 p.m.

Fraleigh, Ruthann

Ruthann Fraleigh, age 73 of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 5:48 p.m. on Monday (August 3, 2015) at the Timbers of Jasper.

Ruthann was born in Akron, Ohio on October 27, 1941 to Charles and Ruth (Wise) White.

Ruthann retired as the Office Manager for Tolar Produce in LaBelle Florida.

She was a volunteer for Memorial Hospital in Jasper.

She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, playing cards, jigsaw puzzles with friends, and spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids.



Kimberly  Peters and her husband Daniel, Huntingburg, IN

Five Grandchildren;

Cassie Bureau-Wiscaver; Huntingburg, IN

John Walbert, Ford City, PA

Brent Fraleigh, Knightdale, NC

Levi Fraleigh, Knightdale, NC

Sarah Peters, Columbus, OH

Nine Great-Grandchildren

Preceding her in death were two sons, Robert Charles Fraleigh, and Ronald Bruce Fraleigh, and two grandchildren, Eric Bureau and Joshua Peters.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at a later date, there will be no visitation at Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Memorial Hospital or a favorite charity.

Online condolences may be made at

Mary Ann Jochem, 80 of St. Henry passed away Tuesday July 21st in Scenic Hills Care Center, Ferdinand. Mary Ann was born August 9, 1934 in Fulda, Indiana to August & Clara (Nielander) Boehm. She married Roman Jochem June 1, 1957 in St. Boniface Catholic Church in Fulda.

Mary Ann was a member of St. Henry Parish, St. Henry Christian Mothers, St. Henry Catholic Knights Of America, Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 Auxillary, and Ferdinand Home Extention Club. She was a retired Cafeteria worker at Ferdinand Elementary and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Corina Hildenbrand & Esther Harpenau, 4 brothers, Karl, Edward, Cletus & Sylvester Boehm, and one grandson in infancy. She enjoyed canning, cooking, gardening, word search puzzles, Embroidery, & Cross Stitch. She enjoyed her grandchildren & family.

Survivors include her husband, Roman Jochem, 7 daughters, Norma Stetter and her husband Brian of Brookville, OH., Karen Vonderheide and husband Glen of St. Anthony, Charlotte Schnaus and husband Scott & Joyce Gehlhausen and husband Brian both of Ireland, Linda Lindauer and husband Kelvin of St. Meinrad, Diana Schlachter and husband Rob of Ferdinand, & Martha Hagedorn and husband Jason of Dale. Three sons, Michael Jochem and wife Lori of Ferdinand, Daniel Jochem and wife Jan of St. Anthony, Patrick Jochem and wife Glennda of Ferdinand. 28 grandchildren & 7 great-grandchildren. 1 brother, Claude Boehm and wife Marietta of Fulda and 1 sister, Marcella Lindauer of Jasper.

Funeral services 10:00 am Saturday July 25th at St. Henry Catholic Church, burial to follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00 to 8:00 PM Friday and 7:00 AM To 9:30 AM Saturday at Becher Funeral Home, Ferdinand. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Henry Cemetery Fund or St. Henry Catholic Church. Online condolences may be made at