Sister Brenda Englert, 93, of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, died at 1:40 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2015, at the monastery’s Hildegard Health Center.

Sister Brenda was born November 4, 1921 in St. Anthony, Indiana, the fifth of 6 children of Jacob and Sarah (Jahn) Englert. She entered the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand in 1952 and made her profession of monastic vows in 1954.

She is survived by a brother, Bernard of Jasper; nieces and nephews; and members of her religious community. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Harold; and three sisters, Hilda Staab Whaley, Aurelia Reteneller, and Bernadette Englert.

Sister Brenda was a teacher at Haubstadt (St. James), Mount Vernon, Rockport, St. Anthony, and St. Joseph in Evansville. She also taught religious education at Vincennes (St. Thomas) and at Dale (St. Joseph Parish) and has worked in various support services within the monastery. She most recently served in prayer ministry.

Visitation will be at the monastery on Monday, June 8, from 3 to 7 p.m. EDT, and on Tuesday, June 9, from 2 to 4:15 p.m. A wake service will be on Monday at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will be on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in the monastery church followed by burial in the monastery cemetery.

Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand.

Bertha Josephine Wiederkehr, 93 of St. Meinrad passed away Thursday June 4th at Memorial Hospital & Health Care Center in Jasper. Bertha was born in St. Meinrad, Indiana on July 19, 1921 to Christ & Frances (Dumolt) Wigger. She married Francis G. Wiederkehr on November 8, 1941 in St. Meinrad Archabbey Church. He preceded her in death on December 17, 1990.

Bertha enjoyed reading, gardening, sewing, cooking and her grandchildren. She was a lifelong member of St. Meinrad Parish and it’s Ladies Sodality, a member of Twin Lakes Homemakers Club. She was a homemaker most of her life, but was employed in the sewing department at Best Chairs for several years. She had an infectious laugh and enjoyed family & friends.

She is survived by 2 sons, James Wiederkehr and his wife Letty of Dearing, GA. & John Wiederkehr of St. Meinrad. 3 daughters, Martha Miller and husband Earl of Tell City, Joyce Kline of Leopold, and Mildred Highfill and husband Charlie of St. Meinrad. One sister, Lucille Gunter of Forest Park, GA. 5 grandchildren, James S. Wiederkehr, Pat and Frank Miller, Valerie Cronin, and Amy Aders. 9 great-grandchildren, Jamie, Tyler, and Angel Wiederkehr, Cecelia Miller, Troy and Trent Cronin, Jacob Vinson, Morgan Hessig, and Ashtin Aders. 1 great great grandchild, Madelyn Cronin.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Hubert Wigger, three sisters, Ann Engelke, Ida Ritzi, and Lena Gogel, one grandson, Jody Hochenberry, and one great grandson, Travis Cronin.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM EDT Monday in St. Meinrad Catholic Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8:00 PM EDT Sunday at Becher Funeral Home, Ferdinand, and after 10:00 AM EDT Monday at St. Meinrad Church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Meinrad Cemetery Fund C/O St. Meinrad Church. Online condolences may be made at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

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James “Jim” David DeCoursey, age 69, of Huntingburg, passed away at 12:03 a.m., on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at his residence.

He was born July 9, 1945 in Bicknell, Indiana, to Everett and Martha (Clemmons) DeCoursey.  He married Damona Brown on May 8, 1976 at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Lamar.  Jim worked as a radiology technologist at the former St. Joseph’s Hospital in Huntingburg and then as a manufacturer’s representative for OFS Brands.  He was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, where he served as a past church council president; member of the Y.M.I. Club and Optimist Club; and enjoyed cooking for his family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Jane DeCoursey.

He is survived by:

His wife,

Damona DeCoursey of Huntingburg, IN,

One Son,

Greg (fiancé, Billie Wininger) DeCoursey of Vincennes, IN,

Four daughters,

Julia (Sherman) Kays of Vincennes, IN,

Kylie (Eric) Lauderdale of Huntingburg, IN,

Kelsey (Cory) Menke of Huntingburg, IN,

Morgan (Kyle) Rust of Huntingburg, IN,

One brother,

Mike (Karen) DeCoursey of Bicknell, IN,

by (10) grandchildren and (1) great grandchild.

Memorial services for Jim DeCoursey will be held at 3:00 p.m., E.D.T., onSunday, June 7, 2015 at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg.  Friends may call for visitation at the funeral home from 12:00 noon-3:00 p.m., on Sunday, the day of the service.  Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to a favorite charity.  Condolences may be shared online at: www.nassandson.com.

Henrietta “Sis” Ruxer, age 88 of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday (June 2, 2015) at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper, Indiana.

Sis was born in St. Anthony, IN  on October 11, 1926 to Hubert and Mary (Durcholz) Sternberg.  She married Oliver Ruxer on April 12, 1947 in St. Anthony Catholic Church.  He preceded her in death on May 23, 2006.

Sis was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the St. Joseph’s St. Ann’s Society, the Jasper Circle of the Daughters of Isabella, and the VFW Post #673 Auxiliary.

She enjoyed  fishing and spending time outdoors, listening to sports, and spending time with friends, family, and family pets.

Surviving,

Two Daughters;

Brenda Himsel and her husband Thomas, Greenwood, IN

Susan Abbett, Jasper, IN

One Son;

Robert Ruxer, Jasper, IN

Seven Grandchildren

Six Great Grandchildren

Preceding her  in death beside her husband was one sister; Edna Seelye, and four brothers; August, William, Richard, and Albert Sternberg , and one son-in law, Doug Abbett.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday (June 6, 2015) at  St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana, with entombment to follow at a later date at Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum.

Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. service time on Saturday (June 6, 2015) at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Dubois County Humane Society,  St. Joseph Catholic Church, or Northwood Retirement Community.

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

James “Jim” Ridenour, age 82, of Huntingburg, passed away at 10:20 p.m., on Monday, May 25, 2015 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.

He was born October 2, 1932 in Redkey, Indiana, to Charles Calvin and Dorothy Ridenour.  Jim worked at Southern Indiana Resource Solutions (S.I.R.S.) and loved to collect baseball cards.  He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Charles Ridenour; and two sisters, Norma Jean Ridenour and Janet Sue Ridenour.

He is survived by:

His guardian,

Cari Gossar of Lynnville, Indiana.

Graveside services for Jim Ridenour will be held at 1:00 p.m., E.D.T., onSunday, June 7, 2015 at Fairmount Cemetery in Huntingburg.  Reverend David Darling will officiate at the graveside.  Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg has been entrusted with the burial arrangements.  There will be no visitation at the funeral home.  Condolences may be shared online at:  www.nassandson.com.

Luegers, Karen

Karen R. Luegers, age 65, of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 1:11 a.m. on Sunday (May 31, 2015) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper, Indiana.

Karen was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin on October 7, 1949 to David and Grace (Nelson) Hill.  She married Robert T. Luegers on October 20, 1984 in Providence Home Chapel in Jasper.

She owned and operated First Edition Interior Design Company for many years.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, and she was past president of the Kiwanis Club.

Surviving,

Husband,

Robert T. Luegers, Jasper, IN

One daughter,

Ashley Luegers, Jasper, IN

One son,

Rob Luegers, and his wife, Jessica, Jasper, IN

One brother,

Mike Hill, Muscoda, WI

Preceding her in death besides her parents are one sister, Susan Bomkamp, and one brother, David Hill Jr.

Funeral services for Karen R. Luegers will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday (June 3, 2015) at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper with burial to follow at a later date.

Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. service time at the church onWednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church or the Dubois County Humane Society Endowment at the Dubois County Community Foundation.

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

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Betty C. Robling, age 60 of Otwell, Indiana, passed away at 9:30 p.m. on Friday (May 29,2015) at home.

Betty was born in Paoli, Indiana on July 4, 1954 to Robert and Bonnie (Hockenberry) Royer.   She married Randall Robling on December 23, 1988.  He preceded her in death.

She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving,

One Daughter;

Becky Kirk and husband Jamie, Shoals, IN

Two Sons;
Bobby Asbell and wife Jennifer, Petersburg, IN

Larry Asbell and wife Story, Paoli, IN

23 Grandchildren

5 Great Grandchildren

Two Sisters;

Judy Ball, Bluffton, IN

Diane Williams and husband Ron, Petersburg, IN

One Brother;

Robert Royer and wife Sharlene, Bedford, IN

Preceding her in death were her parents
Funeral services for Betty Robling will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday (June 3, 2015) at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, Indiana, with burial to follow at Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals, Indiana.    Pastor Wayne Ball will officiate.
Friends may call from 10:00 a.m until the 1:00 p.m. service time on Wednesday (June 3, 2015) at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

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