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•   1968 Bob Kolhouse  8/24
•   Jackie Foschaar (Dearing)  8/25
•   Lucinda (Cookie) Privett (Faith)  8/27
•   Kent Harting  9/1
•   Bobbie Perkinson (Anderson)  9/8
•   Francis G. Stein  9/9
•   Elizabeth Crecelius (Craft)  9/10
•   Brenda Kelsey (Volling)  9/12
•   Tara (Daughter Of Phillip Rinsch) Franklin  9/23

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•   Carlene Marie Kiger (Nemeth)  7/27
•   1970 Elizabeth Cameron (Miller)  7/10
•   Kathy Diane Dunn (Steele)  6/30
•   Henry Bobe  4/7
•   1971 Pamela Williams (Henshaw)  3/21
•   Luellen Byrer (Miller)  2/27
•   Tom Held  1/15
•   Rick Thompson  8/23
•   Constance Tedrow (Combs)  8/20
•   Curtis Allan Scott  6/30
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW


WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

2 live in Colorado
1 lives in Delaware
2 live in Florida
1 lives in Georgia
2 live in Illinois
55 live in Indiana
1 lives in Missouri
1 lives in Nevada
2 live in New Mexico
4 live in North Carolina
1 lives in Tennessee
72 location unknown

Welcome to the

Class of 1970's Website.


   


It has come to our attention that Alan Lee Bement passed away nearly 19 years ago.  I do not have an obituary to post on our "In Memory" page, but I will post a picture of Alan's grave marker.  As you will see, Alan was a Viet Nam Veteran.  If anyone has any information about Alan, please post it on the "In Memory" page.  Alan, Thanks for your service to our country.


Thanks to this hardworking reunion committee for planning our 46th Class Reunion. 

Linda Marcoux Waldroup, Henry Bobe, Rachel Varns Parker, Brenda Holmes DeWeese, Ruth Hagemeier Wesner, Luellen Byrer Miller, Dan Roark, and Lonnie Moore.  Sharon Maberto Hobson left before the picture was taken.

Invitations have gone out.  Please update your information on this site and let any of the committee know your address please. 

It should be a great reunion.  Carla Wampler Harner will provide the food, Karen Maberto Scott and daughter Ashley will provide the dessert, and the music will come from Pat Grabbe, Tom Held, Allen Hugunin, and Curtis Scott. 

 



Class Reunion planned for September 10, 2016.  It will be at the Bicknell Elk's. 

 


 

Thanks to Curtis Scott for sending these pictures from 49 years ago of the mighty North Knox Warriors Freshman Basketball Team.  Can it really be 49 years ago?  See if you can ID some of the members.  The names are at the bottom of the pictures.

10  Don Boyles

14  Randy Harvey

50  Dan Roark

35  Bruce Thompson

44  Dick Finke

52  Mike Early

12 Jeff Lynn

22  Don Dyer

30  Dennis Pinnick

24 Joe Koenig

54  Curtis Scott

40  Tim McCallum

34  Kent Harding

42  Mike Wolfe

20  Steve Sanders

3_  Wayne Boberg  (Not sure of his freshman number. He played JV under number 50 but I could only make out the first number on his freshman jersey.  It was thirty something, sorry)

 

Coach Charles J. Lentz


Our thoughts are with Jean Miller Schroeder on the passing of her father, Dallas Miller, on December 22nd.  Mr. Miller's obituary is in the Announments section at the bottom of this page. 


Our thoughts are with Pam Kramer Langferman on the loss of her father, Walter on December 19th.  Mr. Kramer's obituary is at the bottom of this page.



Our thoughts are also with the family of Guest Member, Steve Davis, Class of 72 who recently passed.  Steve's obituary is on the "In Memory" page.


 


 


If you prefer looking at this site while on Facebook, follow the steps below:

  1. Log into our class web site at http://NorthKnox70.com.
  2. Click the "Class Connection" link under Member Functions.
  3. On the Class Connection Join Screen click the blue "Join Class" button and accept the app permissions. For our guest members, join Class Connection under your class year.  You can then visit the Class of 70 by still visiting NorthKnox.70.com  or by clicking “visit another class” on the Facebook App.
  4. Once you join, you will then find "Class Connection" on the left side of you FB page under Favorites.  Just click on "Class Connection" and you can then look at our site while on FB. 
  5. If you have any questions,  just email me. 

 


TIP: 

Type "north knox high school 

class of 1970"

in your Facebook search window

and you can find everyone

from our class or any class that

participates on Facebook.

This is really cool.  Try it!

 




 



 

 


Click on the picture above of our classmate from Oaktown's 1st Grade in 1959 and see if you can identfy her and the rest of the class.  Good Luck. 

 


 

This month marks 45 years since we graduated from North Knox.  We would love to have an update on your life if you have the time.  Click on the picture above to see some graduation memories from our yearbook.

 


 

 

Oh to be young again...It looks like this group was having a good time on a Saturday night!


 

 

Tom Held,  Can you give us another explanation of this picture???????

Tom gives a great explanation of the above picture on the "Message Forum".  Check it out! 

 


Travel back to the 60's and WJPS to listen to the "Corvettes".  There are now 4 songs on YouTUBE sung by the Corvettes.  (Tom and Cindy Held's wedding reception video has also been added). Click on the links below to enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9Ce3xElwmQ    Corvettes at Tom & Cindy Held's wedding reception

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnx2iXZOkJs    "Janice"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz-3ZU6Z3-c     "Our Love Won't End"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6L1cTyHgko&feature=related    "Sparkle and Shine"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJfYDZ4OOrs&feature=mfu_channel&list=UL  "Little Bit of Love"

( Be sure to read the information below each video.)


Click on the link below for a great tribute to the Class of 69 from Bruceville done by Sarah Clark Bromley.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=2173480335727&set=o.66673421281&type=3&theater

 


 

Tom & Pat's band from the summer of

1967 - their first professional job in the summer of 1967 - playing at a birthday party in the thriving metropolis of Bucktown, IN.  Can you name the six band members ?


 

Click on the picture above to hear "Sparkle & Shine" by the Corvettes.

 


Any idea who this is from around 1967?  Click on the picture above to find out!


 

Kent Harting provided a great link to the songs of 66-71.  Click on the notes above to find those great songs of our youth!

 


 Click on the picture below for some great pictures from Freelandville around 1961-62.  Thanks to our 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Mallery for providing these pictures.


 

 Cathy Mason Griggs was kind enough to send us a couple of pages from our 1968-69 Student Handbook.  Everyone will be checked for compliance at our next reunion!


 

I need some help identifying my classmates from 1st Grade in Westphalia. Please click on my picture and then respond with the names on the Message Forum. Thanks.


 

It has been several months since we have had any new classmates  sign on to our site.  We still have many classmates who have not updated us on their last 42 years.  I know it is unrealistic to think that everyone would ever sign on, but my hope is that many will.  If you ever see a former classmate, please let them know we would love to hear from them.  The list below shows the 73 lost classmates.

 


 

 

 


 

Steve Schuckman "69" , has started a Freelandville website.  Please click on the picture below to view his site.  Thanks Steve,  for taking the time to do the site. 

Do you have any pictures to share from the past?  Please email them to us and we will post them here.


 

 

 


 

Please click on the "Graduation Announcement" below for some memories from 40 years ago.  If you can remember our class colors your memory is doing very well.  One of the pictures will tell you what those colors are. 

Please click on the "Graduation Announcement" above for some memories from 40 years ago.  If you can remember our class colors your memory is doing very well.  One of the pictures will tell you what those colors are. 

"Class Motto"

Old Orders Change, Yielding To New


 

This empty box is just waiting for someone to fill it with a great picture you may have.  Please send any pictures you have to:

rfinke@bellsouth.net or mail to:

Rich Finke, 106 Cramer Mountain Woods, Cramerton, NC  28032


 

 

For those interested, Brian Blann has created a Facebook site for Oaktown.  It has some good pictures which may bring back some fond memories for you.  Just click on the picture of the school below.


  

Please click on the Viet Nam Virtual Wall above to visit this amazing site and tribute to our generation who gave the ultimate for our country.  You can search by state, city, name, etc.

 


88 Unknown Classmates To Go.  We are slowly getting there.  If you are in touch with an old classmate, please encourage them to sign on.

 


 

 The Class of 1968 held a reunion on September 12, 2009.  Click on the picture above to see some of the pictures Lu Miller sent us,  in what was undoubtedly a memorable evening.  Thanks Lu, for the great pictures.  I hope the Class of 70 can have just as nice a reunion someday. 


 

 During my visit to Indiana in June, I stopped by our High School to take a look.  The building was open and empty, except for someone in the Cafeteria working.  The person said it was ok to look around so I took a quick tour of our 1966-1970 home of higher education.  Please click on the picture to look at some other pictures of my visit. 


 

 

The Class of "68" begins Kindergarten in Freelandville.  Can you identify these students?  Click on the picture to enlarge for a better view. 


 

Bicknell business district........not sure what year this is. Any guesses ?


 

How many "laps" did you make around this place during your high school years ? To see more photos, join Leslie, Tom and Dick at the "Vincennes Remember When Group" on Facebook.


 

Click on the picture above and read about the class of 1969.  Thanks to Henry Archer and John DeCoursey for this information and picture. 


Not to make you feel old, but we finished First Grade 50 years ago! 

 


 

 

Click on the Basketball to read about the only time Freelandville won the Boy's Sectional Tournament.  You may be surprised how many team members are related to our classmates.


Our 3rd Grade Class in Freelandville, with Mrs. Snyder.


Remembering Our Teachers.  

Click on the picture above to view all of our teachers.


 

Click on the picture above of the Corvettes playing at North Knox in 1970 to view hundreds of pictures from the Knox County area.   You will find them very interesting. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

John Richard "Dick" Lynn

Born: January 05, 1915
Died: March 01, 2016

John Richard “Dick” Lynn, 101, Bicknell, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at his residence. Dick was born January 5, 1915, in Vincennes, the son of John Centers and Edith (Brocksmith) Lynn. He married his first wife , Inez (Reynolds) Lynn, in 1941, and she preceded him in death in 1977, then married Avis Hardwick Trotter Lynn in 1980, and she survives. Dick and his brothers and cousins, Jr. and Ellis Brocksmith, owned and operated Lynn Tire and Oil Co. (Distributors of Sinclair, Arco and Marathon gas and oil in Knox County.) He was voted Bicknell’s Man of the Year in 2012. Dick was a member of the Bicknell United Methodist Church. He attended over fifty Indy 500’s and more than 4,000 Bicknell, North Knox, Red Hill and Linton sporting events. He helped to build Bicknell Swimland and was a charter member of the Pine Bluff Association. Dick served in the Army during World War II, serving in Italy, France and North Africa.
Dick is survived by his wife, Avis; children, Jack (Rita) Lynn of Bicknell, Jeff (Joyce) Lynn of Bridgeport, IL, David (Debbie) Trotter of Charlestown, IN, and John (Shelly) Trotter of Bicknell; grandchildren, Amy Boberg, Aaron Lynn, Natalie Andrews, Brett Lynn, Sarah Trotter, Anna Lyons, Josh Trotter and Travis Trotter; great-grandchildren, Madison Utt, Mason Utt, Jackson Lynn, Emelia Lynn, Ali Andrews, Layni Andrews, Mabry Lynn, Kayla Dunkin, Kenna Dunkin, Jonny Boberg, Jake Boberg, Joshua Boberg and one great-grandson expected soon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Stephen Lynn; brothers, Carl, Claude and Paul; and sister, Martha.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Bicknell United Methodist Church. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 PM also at the church with Pastor Steve Rundel, Pastor Matt Hoffman and John Trotter officiating. He will be laid to rest at Bicknell Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Bicknell Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Knox Scholarship Foundation or Good Samaritan Hospice. Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.com.

Dallas W. Miller

Born: August 24, 1928
Died: December 22, 2015

Dallas W. Miller, 87, of Edwardsport, passed away Monday, December 22, 2015 at BridgePointe Health Campus.
Dallas was born on August 24, 1928 in Bicknell, the son of Robert and Hulda Miller. He married Shirley Heidenreich on December 16, 1946, having just celebrated their 69th anniversary.
He retired after serving many years as a farmer and truck driver. He was a member of the Bethel Church and Farm Bureau.
Dallas is survived by his spouse, Shirley; three sons, Jeff (Luellen) Miller Bicknell IN, Randy (Vonda) Miller, of Bicknell and David (Sandra) Miller, of Owensboro KY; two daughters, Jean (Bill) Schroeder, of Freelandville and Susie (Jerry) Cardinal, of Oaktown; a brother, Robert L. Miller of Bicknell; nine grandchildren, Brian Schroeder, of Freelandville, Kent (Melissa) Schroeder, of Freelandville, Jared (Laura) Miller, of Whitestown IN, Nathaniel Miller, of Evansville, Derek (Melinda) Miller, of Bicknell, Brandon (Chelsey) Cardinal, of Oaktown, Brooks (Nikki) Cardinal, of Oaktown, Linsey (Thomas) Draper, of Freelandville, and Cody Miller, of Freelandville; and twenty-one great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, December 27, 2015 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Bethel Church. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Monday, December 28, 2015 also at Bethel Church with Pastor Mike DeCoursey officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Dallas’s memory to Bethel Church.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fredrickandson.com . Arrangements were entrusted to Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Bicknell Chapel.

 
 
Walter Leo Kramer

Born: August 22, 1928
Died: December 19, 2015

U.S. VeteranWalter Leo Kramer, 87, Oaktown, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2015 at Good Samaritan Hospital. Walter was born August 22, 1928, in Knox county, the son of Alois and Josephine (Gaiter) Kramer. He married Vera Later on January 3, 1949. He worked for Hamilton Glass and later for Kramac Printing, and Vera Kramer Draperies, which he owned with his wife. Walter was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was an avid collector and flew radio controlled airplanes. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.
Walter is survived by his daughters, Brenda (Christopher) Cameron of Mt. Joliet, TN and Pamela (Dale) Langferman of Columbus, IN; son, Ben (Mary) Kramer of Oaktown; eight grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and a brother, Gilbert Kramer of Vincennes.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Vera on May 8, 1990; two brothers, Johnny Kramer and James Kramer; and a sister, Rosemary Kramer.
Visitation will be held on Monday, December 21, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a vigil service at 8:00 PM at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Vincennes Chapel, 313 Church St. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. David Fleck officiating. He will be laid to rest at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice or the Indiana Military Museum. Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.com.

Hyla Jean Richter | 1932 - 2015 | Obituary

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Hyla Jean Richter

Born: July 29, 1932
Died: August 18, 2015

Hyla Jean (McBride) Richter, 83, Oaktown, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at Good Samaritan Hospital. Hyla was born July 29, 1932, in Dover Hill, IN, the daughter of Verron and Lenna (Hall) McBride. She married her first husband, Walter William Grabbe and he preceded her in death on October 30, 1958, then married her second husband, Walter Richter on November 20, 1960 and he preceded her in death on February 16, 2004. She was the manager of Dyball’s, sold Avon, and was an avid quilter. Everyone knew her as the pillow lady. Hyla was a member of Bethel Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher, and the Immokalee Club.
Hyla is survived by her daughters, Patty Crist and husband Jeff of Bicknell, Debbie Abrams and husband Chuck of Sullivan, and Angel Richter and her companion Alicia Marsh of Vincennes; sons, Bill Grabbe and wife Chris of Oaktown and Paul Richter and wife Angie of Ragsdale; grandchildren, Scott Page, Christina Nienaber, Jeffrey Page, Craig Grabbe, Travis Grabbe, Ashley Abrams, Clint Richter, Cole Richter and Jade Richter; fifteen great-grandchildren; sister, Carolyn Sims of Odon; and several nieces and nephews.
Along with her two husbands, Walter Grabbe and Walter Richter, Hyla is preceded in death by her parents; son, Mike Richter; great-granddaugter, Jasslyn Nienaber; one brother; and three sisters.
The family will receive friends on Friday, August 21, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Bethel Church. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 11:00 AM also at the church with Rev. George Varns officiating. She will be laid to rest at Bethel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice. Arrangements were entrusted to Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Oaktown Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.

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Iris LaVerne Schroeder

Born: September 19, 1929
Died: May 17, 2015

Iris LaVerne (Chappell) Schroeder, 85, of Westphalia, passed away peacefully Sunday May 17, 2015 at the Freelandville Community Home in Freelandville, IN. She was born near Vincennes, IN on September 19, 1929, to Claude and Edna (Collins) Chappell. LaVerne graduated from Fritchton, IN High School in 1947. She met her husband of 64 years, Paul E. Schroeder throught the Rural Youth Organization. They were married at Salem Church on February 18, 1951. Prior to her marriage, she worked as a secretary for John Acker accounting in Bruceville. After they were married, she helped her husband on the family farm outside of Westphalia. LaVerne loved to garden and always had a large garden and canned a variety of produce. She and Paul were serious Euchre players and belonged to a card club for many years. They also loved to square dance and travel. She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ and the Knox County Extension Homemakers.
Along with her husband Paul, survivors include her son, Bill E. Schroeder and wife Kim; granddaughter, Andrea Schroeder Harting and husband Seth; grandson, Scott Schroeder and great-granddaughter, Amelia Harting all of near Westphalia; sister-in-laws, Mildred Duzan of Bloomfield, IN, Helen Parkes of Oaktown, IN, and Carolyn Schenler of Medford, OR.
LaVerne was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Claude Chappell Jr.; and sister Mary June Chappell Meyer.
Friends may visit the family on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Bicknell Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11:00 AM also at the funeral home with Rev. Bryan Taylor officiating. She will be laid to rest at Salem Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Freelandville Community Home. Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.com

Obituary for Virginia Green

Memorial service for Mrs. Virginia Lou Green, age 83 of the Lake Tansi Community of Cumberland County, will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Green died Saturday afternoon April 18, 2015 in Cookeville Regional Medical in Cookeville, TN following a sudden illness.
She was born May 19, 1931 in Lynch, Kentucky to the late David and Goldie Richardson Burt, SR.
She was a long-time member of First Christian Church in Oak Town, IND and since living in Crossville has been attending First Christian Church of Crossville.
Mrs. Green was a member of Lake Tanisi FCE (Family Community Education); an avid Bingo player and enjoyed traveling, especially going on cruises.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Carolyn Williams and three brothers, David Burt JR, John Richard Burt, and William Burt.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Randy Wolfe of Lake Tansi; grandson, Randy Wolfe, JR, and great grandson, Matthew Wolfe, JR both of Issaquah, WA; six nephews and five nieces.

 

Richard Emil Finke | 1922 - 2015 | Obituary

Richard Emil Finke  
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Richard Emil Finke

Born: May 22, 1922
Died: March 11, 2015

Richard Emil Finke, 92, Freelandville, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Freelandville Community Home with his family by his side. Richard was born May 22, 1922, in Freelandville, the son of Fred and Emma (Schaefer) Finke. He married Marjorie Parker on March 9, 1950, and she passed on February 4, 2015. Richard retired as a coal miner, working for various coal mines, Red Ember, Thunderbird, White Ash, Hawthorn, Sunshine, and Lynnville. He was a member of Bethel Church and had been on the Bethel Church Board. He also was a member of the Vincennes American Legion, Vincennes VFW, Edwardsport Masonic Lodge #429, U.M.W.A., and the Bicknell Elks. Richard was a World War II Vet in the United States Army and received a bronze star for his service in the Pacific Theater with the 339th Combat Engineers. His family including his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were everything to him.
Richard is survived by his daughters, Nancy Tewell and fiance Dave Evans of Vincennes and Elaine Workman and husband Jim of Washington; son, Richard Finke and wife Ann of Cramerton, NC; grandchildren, Jay Page and wife Kim, Scott Kirchoff and wife Heather, Julie Kirchoff and companion Avery, Jason Kirchoff and wife Elizabeth, Erin Ridolfo and husband Ryan, Harrison Finke and companion Ashley McNabb, Jill Cooper and husband Steve, and Dan Workman and wife Tara; great-grandchildren, Brooke Page, Cole and Zach Kirchoff, Harrison and Audrey Hislip, Maddie, Emma, and Owen Kirchoff, Drew and Logan Workman, Mia Domino, and Allison and Mitch Cooper; his dog Sparky; and kitty cat Tammy.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie; parents; two brothers, Paul and Oscar Finke; one sister, Laura Volle; and two grandchildren.
Friends may visit on Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Bethel Church. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM also at the church with the Rev. Dr. Kate Lambertson officiating. He will be laid to rest at Bethel Cemetery with the All-Weather Firing Squad providing military honors. Arrangements were entrusted to Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Bicknell Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Freelandville Community Home. Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.com.

     

Marjorie Heloise Finke | 1920 - 2015 | Obituary

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Marjorie Heloise Finke

Born: January 31, 1920
Died: February 04, 2015

Marjorie Heloise (Parker) Finke, 95, Freelandville, passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at the Freelandville Community Home. Marjorie was born January 31, 1920, in Bicknell, the daughter of Lester and Stella (Ray) Parker. She was a 1938 graduate of Bicknell High School. She married Elmer “Bud” Hagemeier, and he preceded her in death in 1945. She then married her husband of 64 years, Richard E. “Dick” Finke on March 9, 1950. Marjorie worked at Hills Department Store, Mary Sherman Hospital, Dr. O’Dell, and was the Bethel Church secretary. She was a member of the Bethel Church, Bethel Women’s Guild, superintendent of children’s Sunday school, Bicknell Elks, American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, and the Freelandville Homemaker’s Club. She was known for uplifting others by sending cards of cheer.
Marjorie is survived by her husband Richard; daughters, Nancy Tewell and fiance Dave Evans of Vincennes and Elaine Workman and husband Jim of Washington; son, Richard Finke and wife Ann of Cramerton, NC; grandchildren, Jay Page and wife Kim, Scott Kirchoff and wife Heather, Julie Kirchoff and companion Avery, Jason Kirchoff and wife Elizabeth, Erin Ridolfo and husband Ryan, Harrison Finke and companion Ashley McNabb, Jill Cooper and husband Steve, and Dan Workman and wife Tara; great-grandchildren, Brooke Page, Cole and Zach Kirchoff, Harrison and Audrey Hislip, Maddie, Emma, and Owen Kirchoff, Drew and Logan Workman, Mia Domino, and Allison and Mitch Cooper; also her beloved pets, her dog Sparky and her kitty cat Tammy.
She is preceded in death by her first husband, Elmer; parents; and two grandchildren.
Friends may visit the family on Sunday, February 8, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Bethel Church. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM also at the church with Pastor Mike DeCoursey officiating. She will be laid to rest at Bethel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Knox County Humane Society. Arrangements were entrusted to Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Bicknell Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.com.

 

Michael L. Stremming, 61, of Sandborn, IN, passed away unexpectedly on Fri., Jan. 23, 2015, at his residence. He was born in Moses Lake, WA, on May 7, 1953, to Vivan E. and Dorothy (Gentry) Stremming.  Michael married Leah R. Phillips on May 1, 1982.

Michael was employed at the GE plant in Linton early in his life and presently served as a Social Worker at the Glenburn Nursing and Rehabilitation Home.  He was a member of the Indian Prairie Baptist Church and enjoyed writing music and singing.  Michael was a true friend and special in the lives of all who knew him. 

Survivors include his wife, Leah (Phillips) Stremming; son, Matthew Stremming of Sandborn; mother, Dorothy (Gentry) Stremming; two brothers, Steven Stremming of Indianapolis and R. Brett (Bev) Stremming of Bicknell; two sisters, Elizabeth (Davon) Roudebush of Bloomfield and Kathleen (Pat) Black of Freelandville; and several nieces and nephews.

Michael was preceded in death by his grandparents and his father, Vivan.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tues., Jan. 27th, at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel at 10:30 AM with Rev. Ed Smith officiating.  Interment will follow in the Stafford Cemetery in Sandborn, IN.

Friends may call at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton, IN, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Mon., Jan. 26th, 2015.

Arrangements have been entrusted to James W. Meng, Jr. and the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel of Linton.

Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com

JoAnn Kolhouse

Born: March 17, 1929
Died: January 20, 2015

JoAnn Kolhouse, 85, Vincennes, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Good Samaritan Hospital. JoAnn was born March 17, 1929 in Vincennes, the daughter of Ona and Lois (Nightingale) Scheirmann. She was a 1947 graduate of St. Rose Academy. She married Franklin E. Kolhouse on February 19, 1950, and he preceded her in death on July 1, 1998. She worked as a telephone operator for Indiana Bell. JoAnn was a member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Bicknell.
JoAnn is survived by her sons, Bob Kolhouse and wife Noi of Columbus, IN, Frank Kolhouse of Cleveland, TN, John “Jack” Kolhouse and wife Stacey of Fort Branch, IN, and Steve Kolhouse and wife Cheryl of Columbus, IN; twelve grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Mary Cullison and husband Don of Bicknell.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Franklin; one brother, Bob Scheirmann; and one granddaughter, Lauren Hale.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Old Cathedral Catholic Church with Rev. David Fleck and Rev. Paschal Nduka officiating. Friends may visit the family on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Vincennes Chapel, 313 Church St with a Vigil service beginning at 4:00 PM. She will be laid to rest at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Philip Neri Catholic Church Capital Improvement and Building Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.com.

Mary Elizabeth Stein

Born: June 30, 1921
Died: January 07, 2015

Mary Elizabeth (Smith) Stein, 93, Freelandville, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the Freelandville Community Home. Mary was born June 30, 1921, in Bicknell, the daughter of George and Bertha (Carman) Smith. She married Francis Stein Sr. on November 5, 1944 and he preceded her in death in 1997. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bicknell First Baptist Church for 85 years. 
Mary is survived by her son, Francis Stein and wife Bobbie of Bicknell; grandchildren, Jill Woodburn and husband Woody of Bicknell and Kevin Stein and fiance, Nicole Weber of Freelandville; and seven great-grandchildren. 
She is preceded in death by her husband, Francis; parents; daughter, Linda Purcell; two grandchildren; five brothers; and two sisters. 
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Bicknell First Baptist Church. Friends may visit the family from 10:00 AM until time of service. John McClure and Rev. Seth Alexander will officiate and she will be laid to rest at Asbury Chapel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bicknell First Baptist Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Bicknell Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.com.

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James D. Watson

CHESTER, S.C. — James Donald Watson, 90, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Chester Nursing Center in Chester.

Born April 19, 1924 in Carlisle, Ind., Mr. Watson was a son of the late Benson Watson and Hulda Schuckman Watson-Hume. He was a graduate of Freelandville High School and attended Purdue University for a short time. He was a farmer from the age of 12 and a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Mr. Watson is survived by two sons, Gary Watson and his wife, June of Chester, and Bruce Watson and his wife, Lynne of Switz City, Ind.; two daughters, Kathy Watson of Morganton, N.C. and Brenda Weiler of Hickory, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Ruth Myers Watson and a grandson, Travis Weiler.

A graveside service will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Zion Cemetery in Lowrys, S.C., with Rev. Steve Oates officiating. The family will receive friends at the graveside immediately following the service. Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of S.C., 173 Columbia St., Chester, SC 29706.

Online condolences may be made at http://www.barronfuneralhome.com

Ruby Aline Holmes

Born: June 15, 1923
Died: August 27, 2014

Ruby Aline (Dant) Holmes, 91, Bicknell, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Gentle Care Nursing Home. Ruby was born June 15, 1923, in Bicknell, the daughter of Merlin and Aline (Lagle) Dant. She married Rex Holmes on June 22, 1948 and he preceded her in death on January 23, 2010. She graduated from Bicknell High School in 1942, then worked as a telephone operator in Bicknell, and later became the office manager at the Bicknell telephone office. Ruby was also a member of the Bicknell Christian Church.
Ruby is survived by her daughter, Brenda Deweese and her husband Stan of BIcknell; son, Bruce Holmes of Bicknell; grandchildren, Dr. Ryan Deweese and his wife Dr. Ellen Fan of Zionsville; Jay Deweese and his wife Julie of Zionsville, Stephanie Sturgeon and her husband Scott of Bruceville, and Zac Jackson and his wife Samantha of Brownsburg; great-grandchildren, Alexandra and Isaac Deweese, Parker and Caroline Deweese, Brooklyn, Jersey, and Bronx Sturgeon, and Sabrina and Mitchell Jackson; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one sister, Margie Page.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Bicknell Chapel. Funeral services will begin after visitation also at the funeral home with Pastor Ron Barnes officiating. She will be laid to rest at the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions may be made to the Bicknell Christian Church. Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.com.

Obituary for Dr. B.G. “Doc” Odell

Dr. B.G. “Doc” Odell, 88, of Freelandville, IN, passed away May 7, 2014 at the Freelandville Community Home. He was born July 29, 1925 in Keokuk, Iowa the son of Walter & Velma Tucker Odell. He was a long time physician in the Freelandville/Bicknell area serving his patients with compassion and caring for over fifty years. He served his country during WW II in the U.S. Navy as an Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class. After his service he entered college to become a family practice physician. He married Patsie A. Ward and they made their life together for 60 years. He was a member of the Methodist Church, American Legion, VFW, American Osteopathic Association of Indiana, Moose, Bicknell Elks, Edwardsport Masonic Lodge, and Terre Haute Shrine and was a member of the Scottish Rite.

He is survived by his wife, Patsie A. Odell, their two daughters, Debbie Telligman, and her husband Steve of Freelandville, IN and Sherri Koers, and her husband Dale Koers O.D. of Escondido, CA his grandchildren, Brett and Anna Telligman, Shawn Telligman, Kyle and Jenni Telligman, Evan and Krista Telligman and Amy and Frank Rogers; his great grandchildren, Elsa, Abram, Adyn, Emma, Andrew and Kiara Telligman

He was preceded in death by three children, Kimberly, Cynthia and Michael W. Odell, his parents, three brothers, Walter Odell, Richard Odell, a brother in infancy and a sister, Sandra Ohlsen.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday May 17, 2014 at 12:00pm at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Wampler Shaw Chapel with Pastor Mike DeCoursey
officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Freelandville Memorial Cemetery with military gravesite honors conducted by the All Weather Firing Squad. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 9:00 AM until the time of services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the donor’s charity of choice.

Douglas L. Walker

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
 

Douglas L. Walker, 62, of Washington, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.

He was born on September 30, 1951, in Vincennes, the son of Hinkle Walker and Ruby Walker.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include one daughter, Lisa Bredeweg (Matt) of Linton, one son, Stephen Walker of Linton, three grandchildren, Wyatt, Hannah, and Grace Bredeweg, and his significant other, Janet McKinley of Washington.

A celebration of life will be held from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Newkirk's Funeral Home in Dugger, Indiana.

Visitation: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
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Memorial: 8:00 PM Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
  Duesterberg-Fredrick Wampler Shaw Chapel


 

Obituary for Rex R. Walters

Rex R. Walters, 69, of Freelandville, IN, passed away Tuesday October 29, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Hospital with his family at his side. He was born May 2, 1944 in Washington, IN the son of Norman H. & Thelma Yocum Walters. He was a graduate of Freelandville High School and was awarded a scholarship to Oakland City College for his baseball talents. He graduated from Oakland City College with a bachelors’ degree in business. He was a former manager of Sherwin Williams Paint Store in Vincennes and more recently worked for Vincennes Industrial Supply and Kwick Kleen. He was a former member of Freelandville Methodist Church, served on the Freelandville Housing Authority and was a self-taught musician. He was an accomplished guitarist having played lead guitar for the Corvette’s, Free Rein and Reunion. He also played the keyboards and played in other rock & roll bands in the area. He would go to Fox Ridge Manor and play for the residents as a one-man entertainment show. He held his Real Estate Salesman and Locksmith licenses. He married Mary T. Weber on August 20, 1966 and they made their life together for 47 years. They were devoted to each other as they were devoted to their children, grandchildren and their many friends. He loved to travel with his family to anywhere they wanted to go.

He is survived by his wife, Mary T. Walters, their daughters, Julie A. Guy of Washington, IN and Teresa M. Sayre, and her husband Mike of Liberty Township, Ohio. Their grandchildren, Shelby L. Stanley, and her husband Matt, Logan M. Guy, Olivia M. Sayre and Delaney K. Sayre who will greatly miss him. Also surviving a brother, Paul Walters, and his wife Ann of Freelandville, IN, a nephew Tom Walters, and his wife Deb and a niece, Debbie Koberlein, and her husband Joe, along with several great nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of his Life will be conducted Saturday November 2, 2013 at 8:00 PM at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Wampler Shaw Chapel with Mike McClure officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday at the funeral home from 5:00 PM until the time of services at 8:00 PM . Memorial contributions can be made to his family to be used to promote music education.

 

Betty Jean Porter
(March 1, 1928 - July 14, 2013)

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Betty Jean (Higgins) Dunn Porter, 85, Linton, formerly of Bicknell, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday July 14, 2013 at Greene County General Hospital. Betty was born March 1, 1928, in Knox County, the daughter of Landis Earl and Edith Mae (Elgan) Higgins. She married Martin Max Dunn July 4, 1947 and he passed on November 11, 1963. She then married Hubert Jack Porter and he passed January 25, 1986. She was a teacher’s aide for the North Knox School Corporation. Betty was affliated with the Bicknell First Church of the Nazarene. Betty is survived by her children, Billy M. Dunn and his wife Vicki, of Linton, Kathy Dunn Steele, of Linton, Roger L. Dunn and his wife Michelle of Linton, and Joni Dunn-Dickerson, of Princeton; grandchildren, Troy Steele, Ryan Dunn, Holly Dunn Marcum, and Jordan Dunn; five great-grandchildren and a great-granddaughter due in August; and brother Majors David Higgins and his wife Darlene, of Bedford. She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands Martin and Hubert, five brothers, and three sisters. Visitation will be on Wednesday July 17, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Bicknell Chapel. Graveside services will be held on Thursday July 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Bicknell Memorial Cemetery with Major David Higgins officiating. Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.com.

 

Anna Mae Koenig
(March 4, 1925 - March 22, 2013)

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Anna Mae Koenig, 88, Vincennes, formerly of Edwardsport, passed away Friday March 22, 2013 with her family by her side. Anna Mae was born on March 4, 1925 to Jesse and Eva McNew, of Bicknell. Anna Mae grew up in Bicknell, where her father was freight master for the railroad. Anna Mae and her sister, Esther, could be seen at the railroad office or spending time with their father’s best friend, Doc Carrico. She spent much of her childhood accompanying Doc Carrico on his veterinarian rounds and time with her father at their camp on the White River. She enjoyed hunting with her father, who taught her to be a marksman. Doc Carrico nicknamed Anna Mae “Billie” and her sister Esther “Tommy”. These nicknames stuck with them throughout Anna’s lifetime. She was employed by Security Bank & Trust, and retired from the bank as the head bookkeeper at the Bicknell branch. She married her high school sweetheart, Herman Koenig, Jr. on March 4, 1942. Anna Mae and Herman lived on the family farm near Edwardsport. They were members of the Bethel Church their entire lives. They were married for 63 and had three sons, John, Jim and Joe. She enjoyed needle work, tole painting, reading, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Anna Mae also enjoyed motorcycle riding with Herman. Anna Mae is survived by her sister, Esther Summitt, of Bicknell; sons, Jim Koenig and his wife Linda of Brandon, FL and Joe Koenig and his wife Virginia of Vincennes; daughter-in-law Joan Koenig of Indianapolis; she was blessed with seven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her oldest son, John. The family will receive friends on Monday March 25, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Bethel Church. Funeral services will begin Tuesday March 26, 2013 also at Bethel Church at 11:00 AM with Pastor Mike DeCoursey officiating and burial following at the Bethel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Church or Good Samaritan Hospice. Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.com.

 

Obituary for Anna Myers Watson

Chester

Mrs. Anna Ruth Myers Watson, 86, died Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Magnolia Manor in Rock Hill, SC. The funeral service will be 3:00 p.m. Friday, December 28, 2012 at Barron Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Shaffer and Rev. Steve Oates officiating. The interment will be in Zion Cemetery, Lowrys, SC. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Friday at Barron Funeral Home.

Born November 21, 1926 in Vincennes, IN, Mrs. Watson was the daughter of the late Amel Myers and Mary Martar Myers. She was a graduate of Fritchton High School in Knox County, IN. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Lowrys and former member of Sweet Adelines and Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a teachers’ Aide for special needs children and enjoyed being a homemaker and working on the family farm. Over the years she was choir director of numerous churches and former Sunday School Teacher.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Lowrys, 3981 Armenia Road, Chester, SC 29706 or Children’s Attention Home, PO Box 2912, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Online condolences for the family can be made at www.barronfuneralhome.com.


 

Ruth A. Linneweber, 94, formerly of Westphalia, and later of Vincennes, passed away Tuesday November 20, 2012 at BridgePointe Health Campus. Ruth was born December 18, 1917 in Knox County, the daughter of Casper and Selma (Volle) Meyer. She was baptized at the Zion Evangelical Church of Johnson Township as Ruth Anna Lyda Meyer on February 10, 1918. (This church closed its doors in 1941 so members of this church joined the current St. John’s United Church of Christ on 5th Street in Vincennes.) Ruth was a farmer’s daughter, working alongside her parents and sisters on their farm in Harrison Township, where her two sons, now live and continue working the family farm. She could tell many stories about attending a one room school just a few miles from the farm, and working with a team of horses in the fields when she was only 14 years old. Ruth graduated from Monroe City High School in 1935 and went on to attend the Indiana Business College and graduated in 1937. She worked for Mr. Matthew Welsh’s Law Firm in Vincennes as his secretary. Mr. Welsh went on to become Governor of Indiana in 1961. On June 10, 1939 she married Carl Linneweber of Westphalia. Carl was a farmer so Ruth now became a farmer’s wife for the rest of her life. They lived in the same quaint house in Westphalia and celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary together in 1989. Carl passed away that fall on October 22, 1989. A wonderful cook, she was also a skilled seamstress usually charging her friends only a “smile and a thank you”. She also attended the Salem United Church of Christ for many years and was a part of the Knox County Extension Homemakers Club.

Ruth is survived by her sons, Wally (Jeannie) Linneweber of Vincennes and Joe (Dale) Linneweber of Vincennes; daughter Karen (Pat) Richard of Cannelton, IN; seven grandchildren, Scott (Danielle) Linneweber of Indianapolis, Michelle (Dennis) Stafford of Vincennes, Chad Carrie of Fort Worth, Texas, Kyle (Abby) Linneweber of Vincennes, Megan (fiance Cody Hendershot) Linneweber of Vincennes, Danielle (Richard) Morgan of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Chris Linneweber of Vincennes; and three great granddaughters, Elliott Linneweber, Reagan Stafford and Kyndrix Linneweber.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Carl; brother Arthur Meyer; sisters Lillian Sander, Helen Buckthal, and Edna Meyer; one grandchild Janelle Linneweber; and two daughters-in-law Jennifer (Blann) Linneweber and Sherry (Hall) Linneweber.

The family will receive friends Saturday November 24, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Vincennes Chapel, 313 Church St. A second visitation will be held Sunday November 25, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM with funeral services beginning at 2:00 PM also at the funeral home with Dr. Rev. Katherine Lambertson, of St. John’s United Church of Christ, officiating and burial following at the Salem Cemetery in Westphalia. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ, Good Samaritan Hospice, or BridgePointe Health Campus. Friends may leave online condolences at www.fredrickandson.com.

 

Robert H. Summers
(January 27, 1930 - June 14, 2012)

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Robert H. Summers, 82, Edwardsport, passed away Thursday June 14, 2012 at Good Samaritan Hospital. Robert was born January 27, 1930 in Daviess County to George and Edna (Hill) Summers. He married Marquita (Winkler) Summers on September 10, 1949 and she passed on March 27, 1998. He married his second wife, Trula Mae Briner on November 27, 2002 and she survives. Robert was the president for Robert Summers and Sons, Inc.,and a member of the Edwardsport First Baptist Church. Robert is survived by his wife, Trula; two sons, Michael G. Summers of Edwardsport and Randy Summers and his wife Kathy of Edwardsport; two step-daughters, Carolyn Shepard and her husband Terry of Bruceville and Susan Toler and her husband Craig of Indianapolis; six grandchildren, Jason Summers, Jeremy Summers, Justin Summers, Bo Summers, Mitchell Summers, and Michael Po; four great-grandchildren, Dillon Summers, Lucas Summers, Cordelia Marquita Summers, and Michael Robert Summers; three step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. He is preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Marquita, and one step grandson Nathan Carlson. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Monday June 18, 2012 at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Bicknell Chapel. Funeral services will begin at 12:00 PM at the funeral home with John Trotter officiating and burial following at the Edwardsport IOOF Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Edwardsport First Baptist Church. Friends may leave online condolences at www.fredrickandson.com.

 

Leona M. Duke

BICKNELL — Leona M. Duke, 85, Bicknell, passed away at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Freelandville Community Home, with her family at her bedside.

She was born Jan. 7, 1927, in Vincennes, the daughter of Raymond and Anna (Speth) Kaiser. She was a graduate of St. Rose High School and she married Lloyd M. Duke on Sept. 3, 1947, and they made their life together for nearly 60 years until his death on June 29, 2007. She helped her husband on the family farm and she shared his love of farming. She was active as a member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church and various organizations related to farming. She was a member of Farm Bureau and served as Knox County Women’s Leader for several years. She was awarded the Brute Society Medal in 2004 and was a gray lady at the Good Samaritan Hospital for many years.

She is survived by their children, Lloyd James Duke and his wife, Mary, of Bicknell, Michael A. Duke of Princeton, and Patricia “Patty” Baxter and her husband, Dennis, of Bloomington. Her grandchildren, Brian Duke, Beverly Smith, Jim Duke, Greg Duke, Steve Duke, Andy Baxter, Nathan Baxter, Jessica Baxter, Amy Baxter, Jeff Duke, Mark Duke, Mike Duke, Sean Duke, Jason Duke and Elizabeth Duke; 18 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Harriett Gartner of Vincennes, and Rita Leeper and her husband, Tom, of Indianapolis.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Jon Duke; a grandson, Chris Duke; her parents; two brothers, Richard Kaiser and Robert Kaiser; and a sister, Bernadine Crock.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, with the Rev. David Martin officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Mariah Creek Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Wampler Shaw Chapel. Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to the St. Philip Neri Catholic Church.

Online condolences can be made at: http://www.duesterbergfredrick.com.

Betty Jane Blann
(June 28, 1927 - May 25, 2012)

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Betty Jane (Helderman) Blann, 84, of Bruceville, passed away Friday May 25, 2012 at her residence. Betty was born June 28, 1927 to Ralph and Clarice (Watson) Helderman in Knox County. She married Donald Blann on September 15, 1945 and he has passed. Betty retired from the North Knox School Corporation. She was a member of the Bruceville Christian Church, the Ruth Circle, and the Knox County Homemakers Extension. Betty is survived by her daughter, Donna Jane Mackey of Evansville; one son, Rodney Ralph Blann and his wife Trina, of Bruceville; three grandchildren, Laura Janel Coppola and her husband Aaron, Sarah Jane Noble and her husband Jay, Priscilla Jean Evans and her husband P.J.; six great-grandchildren, Christopher Noble, Brooklynn Evans, Braxten Evans, Ryan Coppola, Jordan Coppola, and Greyson Coppola; her sister Carol Sue Lane, of Evansville; Carol’s son, Andy Lane; and Andy’s son, Ricky Lane; several nieces and nephews; one sister-in-law, Patsy Helderman Frederick of Vincennes. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald; one son in infancy; one brother, Clarence Helderman; and one sister, Ruth Ann Helderman. The family will receive friends on Tuesday May 29, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Bruceville Chapel. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday May 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM also at the funeral home with Jim Beery officiating and burial following at the Bruceville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. Friends may also leave online condolences at www.fredrickandson.com.

 

Betty J. Etmeier

SANDBORN — Betty J. Etmeier, 85, of Sandborn, passed away Friday, March 9, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes.

She was born on Dec. 19, 1926 in Daviess County to John Harold and Nellie Ruth (Harritt) Flynn. Betty married Max William Etmeier on March 22, 1947 and they had three sons.

Betty was a homemaker and worked for Dearmin Poultry Factory. She grew up in the Odon Christian Church and was a member of the Sandborn Baptist Church.  Her hobbies included latch hook, embroidery work, baking and watching soap operas.  

Betty is survived by three sons: Lonnie J. Etmeier and his wife, Carol, John M. Etmeier, and Kevin Etmeier and his wife, Glenda, all of Sandborn; four grandchildren, Justin, Brooke, Ben and Jacob; and one sister, Bonnie Laughlin and her husband, Glenda, of Odon.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Max Etmeier on Nov. 21,1986 and one brother, Robert Flynn.

The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Sandborn Baptist Church with envelopes available at the church.

Funeral services are scheduled 11 a.m. Monday at 11 a.m. at the Sandborn Baptist Church. Interment will follow at the Sandborn Cemetery. 

Visitation hours will be from 4-8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday at the church.

The Etmeier family has entrusted Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel of Linton with all funeral arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home’s website at http://www.andersonpoindexter.com

 

Robert E. England;

 
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Thursday, October 6, 2011 10:08 PM EDT
Robert E. England

LINTON — Robert E. “Bob” England, 90, Sandborn, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton.

He was born on Jan. 11, 1921, in Edwardsport, to Edward and Bessie (Ireland) England. Bob married Dorothy Ines Terrell on Sept. 27, 1944.

Bob was a coal miner with Shasta Coal Mine and then worked for Wickes Lumber Company for 20 years. He retired in 1986. Bob enjoyed fishing, mowing and gardening.


 
Survivors include his daughter, Anna Bilyeu of Linton; granddaughter, Dawn Ann (Thompson) Hockgeiger and her husband, Mike; great-grandson, Devan Michael Wood; and great-granddaughter, Abbigale Hockgeiger, all of Xenia, Ill. Bob was also survived by one sister, Marcella Peg Woodruff of Odon.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy England on Jan. 3, 2007; son, Bobby England on Feb. 27, 2009; two brothers; and two sisters.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton, with Bryan Sanders officiating. Burial will follow at the Sandborn Cemetery in Sandborn. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton.

Online condolences may be sent to: http://www.andersonpoindexter.com.

Frederick V. “Fritz” Hagemeier, 87, Freelandville, passed away at 11:18 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at the Freelandville Community Home. Fritz was born on Nov. 30, 1923, in rural Bicknell, the son of Charles and Henrietta (Brocksmith) Hagemeier. He graduated from Freelandville High School in 1941. He married Neva F. Thompson on April 26, 1950, and she preceded him in January of 2009. He had retired as the superintendent of the Freelandville Water Association, after 20 years of service. After retirement he served as the superintendent of maintenance of the Knox County Fair. He was a member of Bethel Church, past exalted ruler of the Bicknell Elks 1421, Freelandville Improvement Club, and the former founder at the Knox County Habitat for Humanity. Fritz is survived by a son, Ed Hagemeier and his wife, Cheryl, of Freelandville; three daughters, Ruth Wesner and her husband, Jim, of Bicknell, Brenda Brocksmith and her husband, Kent, of Freelandville, and Linda Cardinal and her husband, Tim, of Bruceville; two grandchildren they raised, Beth Durall and her husband, Clint, of Carlisle, and Janet Ramseyer and her husband, Brian, of Bluffton; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Wilma Chester of Freelandville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Neva F. Hagemeier; daughter, Rebecca; son-in-law, Darrell; granddaughter, Cindy Isenberg; sisters, Louise, Elise, Ester and Irene; and brothers, Elmer and Carl. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Bethel Church, with the Rev. Mike DeCoursey officiating. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Church or Habitat for Humanity. Arrangements were handled by Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Bicknell Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home’s Web site at: http://www.fredrickandson.com


Obituary: Betty Lou Foschaar
Betty Lou Foschaar
 
Betty Lou Foschaar

Betty Lou Foschaar passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at her home in Kingman. Betty Lou, born on Sept. 5, 1930, was 80 years old on her passing. She is survived by her loving husband Jack, daughter Jackie; sons, Michael and James; her loving daughter-in-law; Cheryl Colleen; her sister Evelyn; and brother Jim.

Betty Lou was a loving wife and mother, a grandmother of five, a great grandmother of six and great-great-grandmother of one. She touched so many peoples' lives with her kind and friendly nature and was loved by anyone she met. As well as her family interests, Betty Lou was a member of both the Kingman Chapter No. 17 Order of the Eastern Star and the Kingman Moose Lodge.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Oak Street Baptist Church, 605 East Oak Street in Kingman, with reception following.

The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the Joan and Diana Hospice Home, 812 Airway Ave., Kingman, AZ 86409, or can be reached by phone at (928) 692-4680. Flowers can also be sent to the memorial service.

Jean (Goyer) Powers, 80, Bicknell, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at the Freelandville Community Home.

She was born Feb. 2, 1930, in Bicknell, the daughter of Louie and Rae (Ollier) Goyer. She married Charles Powers on Dec. 10, 1950, and he preceded her on Feb. 26, 1988.

She had worked as a clerk at Family Pharmacy and Public Service Indiana. She was a member of the Bicknell United Methodist Church.

Jean is survived by her daughters, Jean Ann Neal and her husband, Steve, of Oaktown, Jane Ellen Kaiser and her husband, Steve, of Plainfield, and Julie Lynn Harvey and her husband, Rich, of Oaktown; six grandchildren, Lori Petty, Sara Keasling, Traci Neal, Drew Kaiser, Matt Kaiser and Taylor Harvey; five great-grandchildren, Kyli Petty, Dylan Petty, Derek Keasling, Bethany Keasling and Bryson Smith; and a sister, Pat Barnes of Martinsville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two sisters.

A private graveside service will be at the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Cash officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice.

Arrangements were handled by Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes, Bicknell Chapel.

Online condolences may be sent to: http://www.mcclure-utt.com

James C. ‘Jim’ Russell Jr.

PARIS, Ky. ??” James C. “Jim” Russell Jr., 65, passed away at 2:32 a.m. Nov. 17, 2010, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Lexington, Ky.

He was born May 21, 1945 to James C. and Imogene Russell. He was a native of Bruceville, Ind., and a member of the musical groups The Corvettes and The Five R’s.

He is survived by his wife, Alberta, Millersburg; two children, Polly Russell, Chicago, and Jeffrey Russell, Prescott, Ariz.; three brothers and their wives, Donald and Colene, Lawrenceville, Ill., Richard, Evansville, Ind., and Dennis and Susie, Bruceville; two sisters and husband, Sandra and Rodney Lafferty, Bruceville, and Wendy Russell, Windfall, Ind.; brother-in-law John Luttrell, Bruceville; sister-in-law Judy Russell, Lowell, Ind.; two step-daughters and husbands, Lisa and Andy Jacqmain, Vincennes, and Debbie and Brad Wagner Wabash, Ind.; two stepsons, Bill Trabant, Odon, Ind., and Bob Trabant, Mt. Carmel, Ill.; twin grandsons; a granddaughter; 14 step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Janie L. Luttrell; and a brother, Lowell E. Russell.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. CST Saturday at Hinton and Turner Funeral Home in Paris. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. CST today. Burial will be at Millersburg Cemetery.

He was greatly loved and will be missed by all.

Robert L. “Bob” Cutsinger, 58, of Oaktown, IN, passed away November 12, 2010 at 1:02 PM at the Good Samaritan Hospital with his family at his bedside. He was born June 12, 1952 in Spring Grove, KY the son of Casey Cutsinger his father and Mary Stilkes Cutsinger Candler and his stepfather Harvey. He married Marjorie A. Dillon on June 12, 1971 and they made their lives together for 39 years. He was a heavy equipment operator for the Indiana Department of Transportation who was a loyal and devoted employee for over 36 years. He lived his faith by his actions and how he treated everyone he met, he knew no strangers and would give anything he had to those who needed it. He loved to fish, his motorcycles, and his grandchildren. He was an avid shooter at local Beef & Turkey shoots. He enjoyed going to various flea markets looking for all of the deals.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie A. Cutsinger, their daughters, Marj Y. “Pee Wee” Cutsinger and her companion, Becky Hooten and Brandy Cutsinger Schoolcraft, and her husband David. His grandchildren whom he took so much pride, Cheyenne Cutsinger, Dillon Schoolcraft, Ricky Hooten and Brandon Hooten. He is also survived by his brothers, John Cutsinger of Vincennes and Eugene Cutsinger of Bicknell, his sisters, Ida May Sanders of Westport, IL, Mary Groves Frye of Vincennes, Cathy Carpenter of Vincennes and Brenda Gibson of Ragsdale, IN.

He was preceded in death by his mother and step father, Mary & Harvey Candler, his father, Casey Cutsinger, three brothers, Casey William, Ricky, Jerry Wayne Cutsinger, and a sister, Linda Louise Cutsinger.

Funeral Services will be celebrated Tuesday November16, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Wampler Shaw Chapel in Bicknell with Pastor Alan Griggs officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Asbury Chapel. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 P.M. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to help his grandchildren attend college.

John Douglas “Doug” Earley, 51, of Oaktown, IN passed away Monday October 18, 2010 at 7:02 AM at the Good Samaritan Hospital. He was born October 9, 1959 in Vincennes, the son of John W. & Marietta Steimel Earley. He was a graduate of North Knox High School and worked in the construction industry. He formerly attended St. Philip Neri Catholic Church and was an avid NASCAR fan. His favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt Jr.

He is survived by his children, Stacie Flickenger, Jason Earley and his wife Fallon and Nicole Lavander, and her husband John all of Vincennes. His mother, Marietta Earley of Vincennes, his grandchildren, Cameron, Christian, Nicholas, Jonathan, Kyli, Logan, Abigail and Victoria. His brothers and sisters, David Earley, and his wife Marsha of Carlisle, Daniel Earley, and his wife Janet of Farmersburg, IN, Richard Earley, and his wife Cheryl of Oaktown, IN, Greg Earley of Decker, IN, Patricia Earley of Vincennes, Donna Roberts, and her husband Carl of Ravenna, Ohio, Gayle Kelley, and her husband Jerry of Bicknell, IN and Nancy Gayle of Greenfield, IN. Several nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins also survive.

He was preceded in death by his father, John W. Earley in 1999.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday October 21, 2010 at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Chruch with Fr. Jason Gries officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Oaktown Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 PM Wednesday at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home, Vincennes.

Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the Oak Village Nursing Center.

Ethel (Chambers) Byrer:
 
Ethel (Chambers) Byrer, 91, lifelong resident of Bicknell, entered her long awaited Heavenly Home on Saturday September 25, 2010 at the Freelandville Community Home at 5:36 PM. She was born February 23, 1919 in Vigo Township in Knox Co. IN the daughter of D. Levi and Roxie P. Gardner Chambers. She was a 1936 graduate of Edwardsport High School and on June 11, 1938 she became the loving wife of Eldon E. Byrer and they made their life together raising a large family and serving the Lord for over 60 years until his death on October 16, 1998. A true testament of her steadfast faith, Ethel was a lifelong member of the Bicknell First Baptist Church. She loved the Lord & showed it through her love, concern & compassion to others.  She sang in the church choir for over 64 years, taught Sunday school and belonged to various Missionary Circles and participated in many Lay-Witness Missions.

She was a member of the Vigo County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution & loved reading books concerning any type of history, especially American History. An avid golfer, Ethel was a member of the  Bicknell Country Club up until she was 80 years old. She was a past member of the Bicknell Tri Kappa Women’s Club. An avid gardener, Ethel always had the most breathtaking flower gardens in her neighborhood. Besides serving the Lord, The most important thing in her life was her family. She loved being surrounded by her large family, Especially the little ones who always brought a smile to her face. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She called herself a domestic engineer having 7 children to care for. She was an exceptional cook.. Ethel was a favorite aunt of many nephews and nieces. 

She is survived by her children, Gareth R. (Gary) Byrer and his wife Christina, of Bicknell, Bruce E. Byrer and his wife Jeanne of Bicknell, Jane Ann Arnold, and her husband Paul of Bicknell, Sara Heller and her husband William of Vincennes, Luellen Miller and her husband Jeff, of Bicknell, William T. Byrer and his wife Karen of Bicknell, Melissa A. Maddox and her husband Reed of Oaktown. 24 Grandchildren, 30 Great grandchildren and 4 Great-Great grandchildren. Her brothers, Alan W. Chambers of Pocahontas, AR, Max Chambers and his wife Marilyn, of Martinez, GA , Rex R. Chambers and his wife Barbara of Vincennes, IN, also survive her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, 2 grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren, her parents and 5 sisters and 2 brothers.

Funeral services will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 10:00 AM at the Bicknell First Baptist Church with Rev. Seth Alexander & Pastor John Moreland officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 PM Tuesday at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Wampler Shaw Chapel.

Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to Bicknell First Baptist Church, Good Samaritan Hospice, Freelandville Community Home or Bicknell Alumni Scholarship Fund.

Desco D. Meyer

FREELANDVILLE ??” Desco D. Meyer, 83, of Freelandville and formerly of Sandborn, passed away Fri., Sept. 24, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes.

He was born on May 5, 1927, in Washington to George Luther and Anna Kathren (Harker) Meyer. On April 15, 1951, Desco married Mary June Chappell, and they had two children.

Desco was a farmer by trade and a member of the Salem United Church of Christ in Westphalia. He was raised in Sandborn and as a young man, he began work at the Bucannon Dairy Farm. He continued in the dairy farming business in the Freelandville community until 1957. He then moved back to Sandborn, where he resumed farming until his retirement in 1993. Desco was a good father and a loving grandfather who will be sorely missed.

Survivors include his son David A. (Connie) Meyer of Sandborn; his daughter Alisa A. (Mike) Poehlein of Tell City; four grandchildren, Rachelle (Greg) (Poehlein) Blackford, Shawna (Poehlein) Etheridge, Melinda (Troy) (Meyer) Wolfe and Lee Meyer; and four great-grandchildren, Sydney, Hayden, Blake, and Madison.

Desco was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Jane, (June 4, 2009); and one brother, Delmar Harold Meyer (2005).

The family has requested memorial contributions to be made to the Salem United Church of Christ or the American Cancer Society in memory of Desco. Envelopes will be available at the church.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at the Salem United Church of Christ in Westphalia with Pastor Peter P. Bortz officiating. Interment will follow in the Salem UCC Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the Salem United Church of Christ in Westphalia on Monday, Sept. 27, from 4-8 p.m. and will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. until the hour of service at 10:30 a.m.

The Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel has been entrusted with all funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com

Mark Tiek, 59, Marion, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1. 2010, at the Marion Veterans Affairs Hospital in Marion. He was born June 4, 1951, to Robert and Shirley (Strange) Tiek Cannon. He graduated from North Knox High School and attended Indiana State University. He played for both the North Knox and ISU golf teams. He worked for Public Service Indiana in traveling maintenance and served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Bicknell Methodist Church. He is survived by his sister, Stephanie Mischler of Kingland, Ga.; his step-mother, Gladys Tiek of Vincennes; nieces Amy and Nicole of Fernanvina, Fla.; great-niece Catlin O'Leary of Charlotte, N.C.; and great-nephews Riley Mischler of Yulee, Fla., and Zachary Burwell of Fernanvina, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Bicknell Chapel, with Pastor Sharon Baker presiding. Burial will follow in Bicknell Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.until the hour of service Thursday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent through the funeral home's web site at www.mcclure-utt.com.

Donald L. Voglesong

BREVARD, N.C. ??” Donald L. Voglesong, 85, a retired school administrator in the Vincennes area, died Thursday, July 29, 2010, at Transylvania Regional Hospital.

He served in the Army in World War II and was a prisoner of war during the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of the Brevard First United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Twighla Walts Voglesong; sons David and Danny Voglesong; brother Arnold Voglesong; one grandson; and one great-grandson.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Brevard First Methodist Church, the Rev. Mike Jordan officiating. Burial will be in Pisgah Gardens with military graveside rites by the Honor Guard for Transylvania County Veterans. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Transylvania Habitat for Humanity, Box 1071, Brevard, NC 28712. Condolences may be sent to: moodyconnollyfuneralhome.com. Moody-Connolly Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

 

Roy L. Grabbe, 92, formerly of Freelandville, died at 9:30 a.m. CDT Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at Gibson General Nursing Home Facility in Princeton.Born Jan. 23, 1918 in Knox County, he was the son of Albert and Lena(Ritterskamp) Grabbe. Roy was a real estate broker and operated Freelandville Implement Co. He was a member of Bethel Church, a board member of KCARC, Masonic Scotish Rite and the Hati Shrine. He was past state president of the Indiana Farm Equipment Dealers Association. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. His wife, Doris (Clinkenbeard) Grabbe, preceded him in death in 1999. He was also preceded in death by a son, John, who died in Vietnam; a son, David Grabbe; four sisters; and a brother who died in infancy. Survivors include a son, Pat Grabbe and his wife, Ann, of Princeton; grandchildren, Matt Grabbe and Sarah Grabbe; one great-grandson, Collin Grabbe; and a sister, June Eppersimons and her husband, Lloyd, of Summerville, S.C.The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bethel Church with the Revs.George Varns and Mike DeCoursey officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery.Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Church. Condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home's Web site,mcclure-utt.com. Arrangements were handled by Fredrick & Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes,Bicknell Chapel, 109 E. Sixth St.

Richard Wayne Boberg, 81, of Freelandville passed away Sunday, June 6th at 2:10 am at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. Born on October 7, 1928, on the Boberg family farm, Mr. Boberg lived and worked his entire life as a farmer until he retired in 1998. A former President of the Knox County Farm Bureau, he also served on the Knox County Fair Board. His community activities included serving as President of the Widner Township Farm Bureau; the Freelandville Improvement Club; the Freelandville Community Sale; board member of the Freelandville Water Assn.; a volunteer for the Knox County Salvation Army; an officer in the Rural Youth organization and serving as a 4-H leader for Widner Township. He was a member of the Bethel United Church of Christ and the First Christian Church of Edwardsport.

Richard was predeceased by his wife of fifty-three years, Merom Duke Boberg in 2005. Also preceding him in death were: his youngest son, Ronald F. Boberg; his parents, Ewald and Laura Krueger Boberg; and his brother, Kenneth Boberg.

In addition to attending his sons’ and grandchildren’s athletic events, Richard’s hobbies and interests included the euchre club, woodworking, square dancing, and regularly traveling with his wife to Europe as a dealer of the Edward J. Funk and Sons Seed Corn Company.

He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law: Wayne and Nancy Messel Boberg of Chicago; Robin and Janice Carlborg Boberg of Bicknell; and Rebecca Robinson Boberg of Vincennes. Also surviving are two sisters, Mary Francis Miller of Bicknell and Doris Simpson of Evansville, and grandchildren: Bailey Boberg; Brock Boberg; Veronica Boberg Trabant (Nick); Abby Boberg Mason (Josh) and Erica Cooper.

The funeral will be held at Bethal Church in Freelandville on Wednesday June 9, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. Burial will be at the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday June 8 at the Fredrick & Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Bicknell chapel, 109 East Sixth Street in Bicknell, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Carl Cabello Scholarship Fund or Knox County Salvation Army.

Beth Ellen (Bubenzer) Anderson, 49, Edwardsport, died at 10:04 p.m. CDT Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville. Born Feb. 16, 1961 in Vincennes, she was the daughter of Gus and Ruth(Grabbe) Bubenzer.She was a purchasing agent for MSHA for 26 years and 7 months and was a member of Bethel Church in Freelandville. Survivors include her husband, Kevin Anderson of Edwardsport, whom she married April 10, 1983; daughters, Kari Beth Anderson of Ellettsville, Kimberly Michelle Anderson of Evansville and Kelci Nicole Anderson of Edwardsport; a brother and his wife, Joe and Pam Bubenzer of Mooresville, N.C.; and two sisters and their spouses, Lenora and Frank McCrary of Sandborn, and Ann and Paul Spelbring of Poland, Ind. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Timothy Dale Anderson. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Bethel Church, 13673 E. Ind. 58,Freelandville, with the Rev. Mike DeCoursey officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Freelandville Community Home or the Bethel Church Relay For Life team. Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclure-utt.com. Arrangements were handled by Fredrick & Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home,Bicknell Chapel, 109 E. Sixth St.

• Rachel Louise (Waldroup) Pieper

BICKNELL ??” Rachel Louise (Waldroup) Pieper, 78, Bicknell, died unexpectedly at 4:08 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Born Jan. 26, 1932, in Oaktown, she was the daughter of Robert S. and Violet L. (Jones) Waldroup.

Rachel founded Pieper’s Carpet and retired from there after working and providing decorating services for over 35 years. She was a member of Bethel Church. Rachel was a 4-H leader for many years for Sandborn and Freelandville. She was instrumental in decorating downtown Bicknell for Christmas and the Lighting of the Stars.

Survivors include her husband, Leroy Pieper, whom she married Aug. 18, 1951; daughters Angela Holscher and her husband, Mike, of Oaktown and Tonya Miller and her husband, Timothy, of Bicknell; grandchildren Summer and Jon Williams of Oaktown, Josh and Liza Holscher of Oaktown, Tanaya and Heath Titzer of Evansville and Trey Miller of Bicknell; and great-grandchildren Ava Williams, Hadley Williams, Clarey Holscher and Hollyn Holscher.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Robert and Jack Waldroup.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bethel Church.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Church.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home’s Web site, mcclure-utt.com.

Arrangements were handled by Fredrick & Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes, Bicknell Chapel, 109 E. Sixth St.
 

Neil A. Long, 65, of Bruceville, IN passed away at the Deaconess Hospital Wednesday, April 7, 2010 with his family at his side. He was born January 19, 1945 in Vincennes, the son of Roy & Hazel Rose Long. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church and was president and owner of Steel Fabricating Industries and had been in steel manufacturing since 1976. He was the lead singer in various bands and was an original member of the Corvette’s and the founding influence of the band, "Free Reign". He held memberships in the Knights of Columbus where he was a 3-degree member, Eagles Lodge and “Denny’s Breakfast Club. He was active in the Hoosier Cruisers as well as a proud parent and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Titzer Long, his children, Jill Doades, and her husband, Kent of Bruceville, In, Shannon Long, and his wife, Monnette, of Haubstadt, IN, Kelly Long of Bruceville, IN, and Ashley Long Ashley, and her husband, Nevin, of Evansville, IN. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Carson Doades, Shelby Doades, Holtman Doades, Casey Long, Jeffrey Long, Neil Long, Hope Long, Averee Long and Kennedy Johnson. His sisters, Gayle Lee, and her husband John of Princeton, IN, Patsy Stark of Bruceville, IN and Janie Sanders, and her husband Doug of Spencer, IN.

His parents, Roy & Hazel Long., preceded him in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday April 12, 2010 at 11:00 AM at St. John Catholic Church with Fr. David Fleck and Fr. Jason Gries officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM Sunday at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the music programs of North Knox, South Knox or Rivet Music Programs, Relay for Life or the Knox County Humane Society.

The father of Pat Becher passed away on March 27, 2010.  Our thoughts are with Pat and her family. 

• Lee Louis Becher

BICKNELL — Lee Louis Becher, 84, Bicknell, died at 3:31 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes.

He was born on Sept. 8, 1925, in St. Menard, the son of Herbert and Frances (Meyer) Becher. He was a supervisor for Vincennes Steel and a World War II Navy veteran. He was a member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1157, French Club, Elks Lodge and American Legion.


 

Surviving are two daughters, Diana Fidler and her husband, Dale, of Princeton, and Pat Becher of Bicknell; a son, Mark Becher and his wife, Susan, of Bicknell; daughter-in-law, Sara Becher of Henryville; three brothers, Frank Becher of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Bill and Donnie Becher, both of Vincennes; four sisters, Germaine Graman and Judy Doyle of Vincennes, Becky Price of Chrisney and Nancy Lasher of Jasper; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert Becher and Frances (Meyer) Becher; his wife, Joan (Merkley) Becher; one son, Mike Becher; and a sister, Virlie McMann.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church with the Rev. Jason Gries officiating. Interment will be in Bicknell Memorial Cemetery Mausoleum.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Fredrick & Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes, Bicknell Chapel, 109 E. Sixth St.

Condolences may be sent online through the funeral home’s Web site, www.mcclure-utt.com.

From the Vincennes Sun,  Sister of our classmate Becky Perry. 

• Deborah K. Kass

Deborah K. Kass, 60, Terre Haute, passed away at 9:20 p.m. Friday, March 5, 2010, in her residence with her family at her side.

She was born Deborah Katherine Perry on Oct. 24, 1949, in Vincennes, to Paul Perry and Joan Perry.

Survivors include her husband of 26 years, Michael Kass; three sons, Christopher Frey of Bowling Green, Ohio, Michael Frey of Farmersburg and David Frey of Zionsville; stepson, Eric Kass of Carmel; four grandchildren, Kaylyn, Cade, Sawyer and Eliza; three stepgrandchildren, Katelyn, Mikayla and Owen; and her brother, Doug Perry; sister, Rebecca Simrock; and brother, Kelly Perry, all of Vincennes. Her parents preceded her in death.

Debbie graduated from North Knox High School in 1967 and St. Anthony’s School of Nursing in 1971. Debbie worked for many years as a registered nurse at Union Hospital and at Indiana University Medical Center. She cared for many people throughout her life and continues to give to others by donating her body to the Indiana University Anatomical Education Program.

After being diagnosed with brain cancer in 2005, Debbie was surrounded by the love and care she had shown so many others, especially by her sister, Rebecca Simrock. She enjoyed working in her beautiful flower garden and volunteering at the Humane Society.

There will be no funeral service. Following a prayer service for the family, a Celebration of Life gathering will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Ohio Building, 672 Ohio St., Terre Haute. The family kindly suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Terre Haute Humane Society, 1811 S. Fruitridge Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47803 or to Hospice of the Wabash Valley, 400 Eighth Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47804.
 

Meredith Ann Beery
(May 1, 1944 - January 24, 2010)

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Meredith Ann Beery, 65, rural Oaktown, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010 in Vigo County. Born May 1, 1944 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Meredith E. and Isabel ³Peg² (Steelman) Hyneman. Meredith was a retired school teacher having taught at Oaktown Elementary School and Clark Middle School for 30 years. She was a member of the Oaktown United Methodist Church and a member of the Knox County Library Board. She also taught Sunday school at the Merom United Methodist Church. She was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha Social Society and was treasurer for the Knox County Republican Women. She participated in the Clark Middle School Higher Bound program, served on the Life After Meth Board and served as a volunteer at Good Samaritan Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Jim Beery of rural Oaktown, whom she married April 3, 1966; her mother, Peg Hyneman of Hazleton; a son, Daniel Beery of Philadelphia, Pa.; two daughters and their spouses, Marsha Ann and Scott Jones of O'Fallon, Mo., and Meredith and Ted Miller of New Albany; four grandchildren, Wyatt Oxley, Jacob Jones, Maura Jones and Amelia Miller; a sister and her husband, Jane and Fred Hartzburg of Vincennes; and a brother and his wife, John and Cheryl Hyneman of Hazleton. She was preceded in death by her father, Meredith E. Hyneman; and one brother, James Eric Hyneman. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the auditorium at North Knox High School with the Rev. Paul Gettinger and Pastor Erich Blevins officiating. Burial will be in Morris Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the gymnasium at North Knox High School. If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to: Higher Bound,300 N. Fifth St., Vincennes, IN 47591 or Life After Meth, c/o the Rev. Peter Haskins, 2525 N. Sixth St., Vincennes, IN 47591. Online condolences may be sent through the funeral home's Web site,www.mcclure-utt.com. Arrangements were handled by Fredrick & Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes,Oaktown Chapel, 100 W. Main St.

• Rex R. Holmes

BICKNELL — Rex R. Holmes, 86, passed away with his family at his bedside at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010.

He was born Oct. 11, 1923, in Knox County, the son of Lyle and Fern Hollingsworth Holmes. He married Ruby Aline Dant Holmes on June 22, 1948, and they had been married for 61 years.

Rex was a retired coal miner and also worked in his later life at the Family Pharmacy and the Bicknell Country Club pro shop. Rex was a former Bicknell city councilman, and he was a member of the Bicknell Elks, French Club and Bruceville Rod and Gun Club. He was stationed in the South Pacific with the Navy in World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby Holmes of Bicknell; a son, Bruce Holmes of Bicknell; a daughter, Brenda and her spouse, Stan, Deweese of Bicknell; a sister, Barbara and her husband, Robert, Waggoner of Little Rock, Ark.; grandchildren, Dr. Ryan and his wife, Ellen, Deweese of Whitestown, Jay and his wife, Julie, Deweese of Zionsville, Stephanie and her husband, Scott, Sturgeon of Bicknell, and Zac and Samantha Jackson of Brownsburg; great-grandchildren Brooklyn Sturgeon, Parker Deweese and Sabrina Jackson; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and a sister.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, at Bicknell First Christian Church. Burial will follow at the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery with military graveside rites by the All-Weather Firing Squad. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made in Rex’s memory to the Bicknell Christian Church or the North Knox Scholarship Foundation.

Arrangements were entrusted to Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes, Bicknell Chapel. Condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home at www.mcclure-utt.com.
 

 Roger L. Pitcher

LINTON — Roger L. Pitcher, 61, Vincennes, formerly of Sandborn, passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at BridgePointe Health Campus in Vincennes.

He was born March 25, 1947, in Linton, to Sherman L. “Mike” and Martha I. (Lind) Pitcher.

Roger worked at Crane as an electrical engineer, retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Elnora Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his daughter, Lisa M. (Dirk) Reed of Odon; one son, Jason L. (Christy) Pitcher of Petersburg; seven grandchildren, Dane, Madison and Sydnie Reed and Adam, Jessica, Chelsie and Blaine Pitcher. Also surviving are two sisters, Theresa Slaven and Mary Jo Asher, both of Sandborn.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. today at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel, 89 C St. NW, with the Rev. Robert Clendening officiating. Interment will follow in Sandborn Cemetery in Sandborn.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the hour of service today at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com.
 

Robert “Spider” DeCoursey, born in Bicknell, Indiana on November 1, 1917, died at 2 P.M. on Sunday, December 27, 2009 surrounded by his family. He was the son of David and Mayme (Hirth) DeCoursey. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Everett, and Loren and sister, Muriel Messel and son-in-law, Bill Reel

 

He is survived by his wife, Doris (Maberto) DeCoursey, three children, Marianne Reel of Bicknell, John (Jennifer) DeCoursey of Oaktown and Judy (David) Davis of Bicknell, 5 grandchildren, Robert (Maureen) Reel of Indianapolis, Dr. John W. (Deanna) DeCoursey of Terre Haute, Julie (Matt) Halter of Oaktown, Liza (Josh) Holscher of Oaktown, Drew Davis of Bicknell, 3 step-grandchildren, Susan Sowers, Lynn Chandler, Greg Reel and 7 great-grandchildren.

 

He graduated from Bicknell High School in 1936 and was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army. He worked as a union meat cutter for Kroger for 33 years. He served on the Bicknell City Council for 32 years, and the Knox County Council for 4 years. During this time, he served as acting Mayor of Bicknell on two occasions. He was selected as Bicknell's man of the year in 1976. He served on the Bicknell beautification committee and helped develop Hoover park in downtown Bicknell. He also served on the Knox County Area Planning Commission.

 

An avid fisher and sports fan, Spider was the voice of the Bicknell Bulldogs and North Knox Warrior Football team for many years. He was a basketball referee, and played baseball. Spider was one of the founders of Pine Bluffs (a local residential/recreational area), serving as its first President. He was instrumental in developing Bicknell's northside baseball field and in retirement, he operated the Bicknell Sportsman's club.

 

 

Spider was a member of First Baptist Church, American Legion and the Bicknell Elks.

The funeral will be conducted Saturday, January 2, at 10:30 A.M. at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home's Bicknell chapel with burial at Bicknell Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences:www.fredrickandson.com

Memorials may be contributed to the North Knox Booster Club in Spider’s memory.

Obituary for the father of our classmate, Janice Hartzburg Perigo.  Our thoughts are with Janice's family. 

• Raymond Hartzburg

OAKTOWN — Raymond Hartzburg, 95, formerly of Oaktown and Vincennes, died at 3 p.m. CST Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at Golden Living Center-Woodbridge in Evansville, where he had been a resident since May of 2009.

He was born on May 6, 1914, in Oaktown, the son of Claudia (Dawson) and William Hartzburg. He was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve, and his parents.

Raymond was a retired farmer and military veteran having served during World War II. He also worked for the Oaktown Feed Mill and Kentucky Natural Gas before going into farming full-time.

Raymond is survived by two sisters, Ruby Strate and Minnie Summers of Vincennes; one brother, Carl Hartsburg of Wheatland; two daughters, Janice Perigo and her husband, Dean, of Evansville and Cathy Halbert and her husband, Kerry, of Chase City, Va.; one son, Charles (Chuck) Hartzburg of Crawfordsville; Beth Hartzburg of Crawfordsville; grandchildren, Rusty, Joseph and Charlie Hartzburg, Nicole, Amanda and Andrew Halbert and Jeff and David Perigo; and three great-grandchildren, Kimberly, Owen and Charlie Hartzburg. Also surviving are two nieces, Ann Dix and her husband, Ron, and Carla Hartsburg, both of Vincennes

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fredrick & Son, McClure-Utt Funeral Homes, Oaktown Chapel, 100 W. Main St., with Raymond’s son-in-law, Kerry Halbert, officiating. Burial will follow in Oaktown cemetery with graveside honors by the All-Weather Firing Squad.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
 

 

Our thoughts are with Curtis and Karen (Maberto)
Scott on the loss of Curt's mother, Peggy. 

 

Peggy C. Scott
(Died October 27, 2009)

 

Peggy C. Scott, 79, Oaktown, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, at
BridgePointe Health Campus in Vincennes.
Born May 31, 1930 in Vincennes, she was the daughter of Curt and Sarah
(Hyslip) Williams.
She was a homemaker and a member of Oaktown Christian Church where she was a
longtime organist and pianist. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern
Star and served as past Worthy Grand Matron of Indiana.
She married Allan Scott in 1950 and he preceded her in death in 1999. She
was also preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include sons and their spouses, Curtis and Karen Scott of Oaktown
and Dr. Craig and Tonya Scott of Bruceville; four grandchildren, Lindsay
Scott of Chicago, Kyle Scott of Oaktown, Logan Scott of Bruceville and
Ashley Scott of Oaktown; and a brother and his wife, Hal and Marilyn
Williams of Oaktown.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oaktown Christian
Church by the Rev. Todd Barnhizer. Burial will be in Oaktown Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church with an Order of
Eastern Star service to follow at 7 p.m.
If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Vincennes
Pet Port or the charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclure-utt.com.
Arrangements were handled by Fredrick & Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes,
Oaktown chapel.
 

 

Mr. Bubenzer's obituary from the Vincennes Sun. 

• Ernest Bubenzer

Ernest Bubenzer, 95, Freelandville, died at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, at Good Samaritan Hospital. He had been a resident of the Freelandville Community Home.

He was born March 13, 1914, in Martin County, the son of Nora (Hollingsworth) Bubenzer and Gus Bubenzer.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nelda (Telligman) Bubenzer, and his second wife, Hazle (Singleton) Bubenzer.

Ernest taught math, science and business at Hamlet, Freelandville, Oaktown and North Knox. He also farmed.

He was a member of Bethel Church, where he had been Sunday school superintendent, deacon and elder. He also was a Widner Township trustee and served on the board of directors for REMC.

Ernest is survived by his sons, Gary and his wife, Sandra, Bubenzer of New Glarus, Wis., and Don and his wife, Nancy, Bubenzer of Kent, Ohio; grandchildren Brian and Jodie Bubenzer, Nathan and Mary Bubenzer, Amy and Emil Filc and Stacey and John Seefeldt; and great-grandchildren Sam Bubenzer, Joseph Bubenzer, William Bubenzer, Thomas Bubenzer, Peter Bubenzer and Emma Filc.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Bernice Hayes, Ruth Bubenzer and Viola Helen Bubenzer; a brother, Gus Bubenzer; a stepsister, Robertine Vance; and a stepfather, Walter Gross.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Bethel Church in Freelandville with Mike DeCoursey officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery.

The visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Freelandville Community Home or Bethel Church or North Knox Scholarship Fund

Arrangements were made by Fredrick & Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be sent to www.mcclure-utt.com.

 

( From Don Dyer ) Essex wire closed yesterday, and after over 30 years of service I am now unemployed. Several classmates have worked there over the years, including Jerry Melvin. He was layed off yesterday as well. A sad time for Knox County but a new start for those who worked there.

Patty Duke's younger brother passed away Sunday evening.  Patty's address is: Patricia R Baxter, 8847 E North Shore Dr, Unionville, IN.  Here is the obituary from the Vincennes Sun. 

http://suncommercial.com/articles/2009/09/01/news/obituaries/doc4a9d196e6102f635238730.txt

Here is a link for Knox County Death Records.  The death had to occur in Knox County for the name to be listed. 

1921-June 2002

http://www.kcpl.lib.in.us/kclib/content.aspx?page=deathindex

2002-2007

http://www.kcpl.lib.in.us/kclib/content.aspx?page=obitindex

Please create a PROFILE for yourself and encourage any classmates you see or are in contact with to do the same.  The site is easy to remember.  It is simply www.northknox70.com

Welcome to the NEW WEB site for the Class of 1970. Hopefully this site will be more user friendly than our former site and will encourage participation. You can change your pictures, email address, etc. and the site will automatically update your information with no manual inputs by me.  We hope you enjoy.