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Lilly Dawn “Willy” Leistner, one year old infant, of Taswell, Indiana, was pronounced deceased at 11:45 a.m., on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 in the emergency room of I.U. Health Paoli Hospital in Paoli, Indiana.

Lilly was born April 24, 2014 in Harrison County, Indiana, to Wesley Hembree and Hailey Leistner.  She was preceded in death by her great grandmother, Brenda “Crazy Granny” Doyle; and great aunt, Tiffany Dawn Burgdorf.

She is survived by:

Her mother,

Hailey Leistner of Taswell, IN,

Her father,

Wesley Hembree of St. Anthony, IN,

Grandparents,

Laura Burgdorf Fitch and Larry Fitch of Taswell, IN,

Mary Hembree and Richard Hembree of St. Anthony, IN,

Great grandfather,

Dennis Burgdorf of Wickliffe, IN,

Four aunts and three uncles,

Ashley Merrimon of Taswell, IN; Sebrina Bachman of Birdseye, IN; Brittany Seitz of Taswell, IN; Jennifer Faulks of St. Anthony, IN; Caden Leistner of Jasper, IN; Tristan Leistner of Jasper, IN; Patrick Faulks of West Virginia,

and three cousins,

Maci Merrimon of Taswell, IN; Addie Andry of Birdseye, IN; Aubrie Andry of Birdseye, IN.

Funeral services for Lilly Dawn Leistner will be held at 1:00 p.m., E.D.T., on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg.  Brother Lee Brown will officiate at the funeral.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 3:00-8:00 p.m., on Friday; and from 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m., on Saturday.  Condolences may be shared with the family online at:  www.nassandson.com.

Seger, Lila M.
Lila Lee Seger, age 90, of Jasper, Indiana passed away at 1:10 a.m. on Wednesday (May 13, 2015) at home.

Lila was born in Jasper, Indiana on March 12, 1925, to Cyril “Snap” and Lucille (Krodel) Giesler.  She married Jerome F. Seger on August 21, 1947 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper.  He preceded her in death on July 16, 2003.

Lila was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church, Tri Kappa,  Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, OLGA Golf Association, Jasper Country Club 18 Hole Golf Association, Jasper Raquet Club, and was a substitute teacher in the Jasper School System.

She held the unofficial record for attending the most sporting events in Jasper as mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Surviving,

Six sons,

Randy Seger, and his wife, Maribeth, Indianapolis, IN

Brad Seger, and his wife, Debbie, Jasper, IN

Tom Seger, and his wife, Cindy, Jasper, IN

Ted Seger, and his wife, Brenda, Jasper, IN

Roger Seger, and his wife, Mickey, Jasper, IN

Scott Seger, and his wife, Becky, Jasper, IN

24 Grandchildren

28 Great grandchildren

One sister,

Carol Dolen, Indianapolis, IN

Caregivers,

Susan Meyer

Vicky Merkel

Kate Buchta

Mary Jo Fischer

Alice Garland

Barb Gudorf

Denna Popp

Carolyn Schmidt

Preceding her in death besides her husband are two sons Larry and Steve Seger, and one daughter-in-law, Dianne Seger.

Funeral services for Lila Lee Seger will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday (May 16, 2015) at Precious Blood Catholic, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday (May 15, 2016) at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Precious Blood Catholic Church, Dubois County Community Foundation or to a favorite charity.

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

Irma Kluemper-Mundy

Irma V. Kluemper-Mundy, age 69 of Bretzville, Indiana, passed away at 7:42 p.m. CDT on Tuesday (May 12, 2015) at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, Indiana.

Irma was born in Ferdinand Indiana on February 16, 1946 to Joseph C. and Mathilda (Schulthies) Braunecker.  She married Cyril H. Mundy on October 12, 2001.  He preceded her in death on December 27, 2013.

Irma worked for Towns Promotions for 15 years as the executive salesperson.  She was later self employed as a pre-school teacher for Bright Kids Prechool for seven years.

She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in St. Anthony, Indiana, and a member of the Ferdinand Senior Citizens.

She enjoyed gardening, attending sporting events and spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends.

Surviving,

One Daughter;

Lisa Voges and her husband Allen, Bretzville, IN
Two Sons;
Scott Kluemper and his wife Annette, Monrovia, IN
Kevin Kluemper and his wife Rebecca, Monrovia, IN
Three Step- Daughters;
Bonnie Meadows and her husband Bob, Ireland, IN
Debbie Schmitt and her husband Curt, Ireland, IN
Jane Bonifer and her husband Phil, Ireland, IN
One  Step-Son;
Rodney Mundy and his wife Kim, Ireland, IN

Nine Grandchildren
Eleven Step –Grandchildren

One Sister;

Bernice Begle, Ferdinand, IN

Four Brothers;

Leroy Braunecker and his wife Betty, Ferdinand, IN
Charles Braunecker and his wife Norma, Ferdinand, IN

Joseph Jr. Braunecker and his wife Janet, St. Meinrad, IN

Gene Braunecker,  Bretzville, IN

Nieces and Nephews

Preceding her in death beside her husband were two brothers – Robert Braunecker and James Braunecker.
Funeral services for Irma V. Kluemper-Mundy will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday (May 18, 2015) at  St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in St. Anthony, Indiana, with entombment to follow at a later date at Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum in Jasper.
Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday (May 17, 2015) at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and one hour before services at the church onMonday.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, or to a favorite charity.

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

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.