Bonnie J. Hackmann

Bonnie Hackman

Bonnie J. Hackmann, age 61, of Birdseye, passed away at 1:55 a.m.,Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

She was born February 11, 1954 in Huntingburg, Indiana, to Alvey Levi and Anna Aileen (Wright) Gilmore.  Bonnie was a journalist and reporter for the Ferdinand News; and was a member of the Birdseye Christian Church.  She was preceded in death by her mother and father.

She is survived by:

Two sons,

Matthew L. Hackmann of Jasper, Ind.,

Mark Hackmann,

and by four grandchildren,

Christian, Molly, Gabrielle and Sabrina.

Funeral services for Bonnie Hackmann will be held at 11:00 a.m., E.D.T., onFriday, August 28, 2015 at the Birdseye Christian Church in Birdseye with burial to follow in the Birdseye Cemetery.

Friends may call for visitation at the Birdseye Christian Church from 9:00-11:00 a.m., on Friday, the morning of the funeral.  Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.  There will be no visitation at the funeral home.  Condolences may be shared online at: www.nassandson.com.

Harry A. Moureau

Harry A. Moureau, age 76, of Holland, passed away at 12:42 p.m., Sunday, August 23, 2015 at The Timbers of Jasper in Jasper, Indiana.

He was born June 27, 1939 in Holland, Indiana, to Walter and Marie (Kaiser) Moureau.  Harry was a retired electrician who worked in Nevada and California.  He enjoyed fishing, watching televised sports, and arguing politics.  Harry was a United States Army and Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by:

His daughter,

Mischela Shear of Nevada,

Two sisters,

Annette Mickel of Houston, Texas,

Marlene Winters of Spokane, Washington,

Two brothers,

Jerry Moureau of Houston, Texas,

Wayne Moureau of Tomball, Texas,

One granddaughter,

and by many friends in Holland; especially Andrew, James, Thomas and David Meyer.

Direct disposition will take place.  Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg is handling the arrangements.  There will be no visitation or funeral.  Condolences may be shared online at:  www.nassandson.com.

Laura Sue Whitten Morgan

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Laura Sue Whitten Morgan, age 55, of Elkton, Florida, formerly of Huntingburg, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015 at her residence in Florida.

She was born November 20, 1959 in Huntingburg, Indiana, to Robert F. Whitten Sr. and Imelda (Lasher) Whitten.  She graduated from Southridge High School in 1978 and received her graduate degree in photography from the School of Photography in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.  Laura worked as a licensed boat captain.  She enjoyed hunting/trapping and fishing/boating.  She was preceded in death by her father, Robert F. Whitten, Sr.

She is survived by:

Her mother,

Imelda Whitten of Huntingburg, Ind.,

One brother and sister-in-law,

Robert (Karen) Whitten, Jr. of Jasper, Ind.,

and two sisters,

Amy Whitten of Dallas, Texas,

Jane Whitten of Los Angeles, California.

A private Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg with private burial to follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Friends are invited to attend a public visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 9:00-10:45 a.m., E.D.T., on Thursday, August 27, 2015.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Robert F. Whitten, Sr. Endowment Fund c/o Dubois County Foundation.

Eugene N. Begle

Eugene N. Begle, 72, of Huntingburg, passed away, Mon. August 24, 2015, at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. Eugene was born March 11, 1943 in Ferdinand to Victor Sr. and Ida (Auffart) Begle.

Eugene was a retired self-employed desigher/builder. He was a graduate of St. Ferdinand High School and Lockyears Business College. Eugene was a member of St. Ferdinand Parish.

He enjoyed traveling, casinos, roses and investing in the stock market. Eugene designed and built many local single family homes. Eugene was a Veteran of the US Army who served in the 4th Logistical Command and was stationed in France from 1961-1964.

Eugene is survived by one brother, Victor Begle and wife Linda of St. Henry and one sister, Clara Gogel and husband Dennis of St. Henry. Eugene was preceded in death by two sisters, Edna Begle and Virlee Schuch.

Visitation will be private at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:00 AM in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Ferdinand American Legion post 124 will conduct military graveside rights.

Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Schriners Hospital, Riley Childrens Hospital or St. Jude Childrens Hospital.

Robert Lee Luker

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Robert Lee Luker, age 85, of Huntingburg, formerly of Stendal, passed awayMonday, August 24, 2015 at his home in Huntingburg.

He was born August 25, 1929 in Stendal, Indiana, to Elmer and Ida (Hagemeyer) Luker.  He married Beverly Katter on August 26, 1950 in Stendal.  Bob graduated from Stendal High School in 1947; received his Bachelor’s degree in Education from Oakland City College in 1959; and received his Master’s degree in Education from Indiana State University in 1965.  He was a teacher and coach at Stendal and Winslow High Schools from 1959-1964.  In 1964, Bob became a guidance counselor and coach at Huntingburg High School and concluded his career at Southridge High School in 1991.

He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Stendal; and a past member of the Indiana State Teacher’s Association and Indiana High School Coaches Association.  Bob was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Kern Luker, Austin Luker, and Gerald Luker who died in infancy.

He is survived by:

His wife,

Beverly Luker of Huntingburg, Ind.,

Three daughters and three sons-in-law,

Gail (John) Garner of Greencastle, Ind.,

Debi (Phil) Ohanian of Huntingburg, Ind.,

Joyce (David) Boeglin of Terre Haute, Ind.,

One son and daughter-in-law,

Mike (Michelle) Luker of New Palestine, Ind.,

Two brothers,

Paul Luker of Pikeville, Ind.,

Donald Luker of Stendal, Ind.,

One sister,

Karen Jones of Stendal, Ind.,

by (14) grandchildren and (15) great grandchildren.

Funeral services for Robert Luker will be held at 10:00 a.m., E.D.T., onThursday, August 27, 2015 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Stendal with burial to follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Stendal.  Pastor Ed Wicks 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 Wednesday; and also at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church one hour prior to the funeral on Thursday.  Memorial contributions can be made in Bob’s honor to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or The Friends of Raider Field c/o Dubois County Foundation.  Condolences may be shared online at:  www.nassandson.com.

Dolores A. Lange

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Dolores A. Lange, age 69 of Dubois, Indiana passed away at 11;37 p.m. Friday, (August 21, 2015) in Memorial Hospital & Health Care Center in Jasper.

She was born at Dubois, Indiana on December 31, 1945 to Elmer and Caroline (Pieper) Lange.

Dolores worked as an administrative assistant in the Dubois County Court house for many years.

She is a member of St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Dubois.

Surviving is her caregiver Leona Moore of Dubois, IN.

Also one niece and two nephews.

Preceding her in death besides her parents is one brother, Elmer Lange Jr. and one sister Ida Ann Lange.

Memorial mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, (August 25, 2015), in St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Dubois with burial in St. Raphael’s Cemetery at a later date.

Condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

Norbert E. Olinger

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Norbert E. Olinger, age 84, of Huntingburg, passed away at 1:15 p.m., Friday, August 21, 2015, at The Waters of Huntingburg nursing center in Huntingburg.

He was born December 14, 1930 in Huntingburg, Indiana, to Ray and Mary (Kordes) Olinger.  He married Judy E. Nahler on December 31, 1958 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg.  Mr. Olinger graduated from Huntingburg High School in 1948, and from Purdue University in 1952.  He then served for two years as a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

In 1954, he began a career as a partner in Olinger Construction Co., in Huntingburg.  He also served as a director with First National Bank of Huntingburg.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Young Men’s Institute, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2366, American Legion, Huntingburg Jaycees and past-president of the Huntingburg Country Club.  He was a charter member of the Purdue Alumni Club of Dubois County.  Mr. Olinger was a private pilot for fifty years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Leeray Olinger; and two brothers-in-law, Leroy Mundy and Kenneth Tretter.

He is survived by:

His wife,

Judy E. Olinger of Huntingburg, Ind.,

One son,

Kent Olinger of Huntingburg, Ind.,

One daughter and son-in-law,

Laura (Greg) Olinger-Tucker of Boulder, Colorado,

Two sisters,

Rosemary Mundy of Huntingburg, Ind.,

Doris Tretter of Huntingburg, Ind.,

One brother and sister-in-law,

Max (Dorothy) Olinger of Santa Claus, Ind.,

and two granddaughters,

Amalia Frick of New York City, New York,

Hannah Frick of New York City, New York.

Memorial services for Norbert Olinger will be held at 11 a.m., E.D.T., onTuesday, August 25, 2015 at Salem United Church of Christ in Huntingburg.  Interment of his cremains will be held at a later date.  The Rev. Mark West will officiate at the service.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 3-8 p.m., on Monday; and also at Salem United Church of Christ from 10-11 a.m., Tuesday morning.  A vigil prayer service, conducted by Rev. Fr. Ryan Hilderbrand, will be held at 7 p.m., Monday evening, at the Nass & Son Chapel.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Grissom Scholarship Fund of the Purdue Alumni Club of Dubois County.  Condolences may be shared online at: www.nassandson.com