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August 27, 2013

Kenny Richey White

Kenny Richey White, 66 of Osgood, entered into rest on August 25, 2013 after a brief battle with lung cancer. Kenny left this life surrounded by family members who loved him dearly. He was born in Batesville on November 20, 1946, the son of Orville Eugene and Rachel Etta Richey White.

Mr. White graduated from Jac-Cen-Del High School in 1964 and was a Vietnam Army Veteran. He had been with the Osgood Fire Department from 1973-1993 and was a past employee of C & R Parts of Osgood from 1969-1997, which later became Hoosier Parts. Kenny had been employed at the Rising Star Casino of Rising Sun for 16 years.

Survivors include his loving 30-year companion, Brenda Hook Leach of Osgood; brothers, Harley (Ruth) White, Tom (Linda) White, and Dennis (Christy) White, all of Osgood: adopted daughter, Tina Foster Montague of Lexington, KY; Brenda's three daughters, Connie Schinaman and Cathy Scroggs both of Cincinnati, OH and Marsha (Jeff) Mersch of Holton. Kenny also was like a grandfather to Brenda's two grandsons, Jonah Mersch and Nicholas Schinaman.

Visitation and funeral services will be held all in one day, Wednesday, August 28 at Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. with a funeral service immediately following. Private burial services will be held at a later date.

Military services performed by Napoleon VFW and the Osgood American Legion. Memorials may be given to the Osgood Fire Department. Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, is entrusted with arrangements. www.nealsfuneralhome.net.

Marjorie Frances Yorn

Marjorie Frances Yorn, 76, of Batesville, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2013. Visitation will be Thursday, August 29, from 4-8 p.m. at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, with funeral mass on Friday, August 30, at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Church, Batesville. Burial will follow in the Holy Family Cemetery, Oldenburg. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Lowell Yorn Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home. Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, is in charge of arrangements.

Irene Kocher

Irene Kocher, 76, Indianapolis, passed away Friday, August 23, 2013, at her home. She was born at Darfork in Perry County, Kentucky on December 12, 1936, the daughter of John and Kizzie Engle Watts. She was married to Richard Kocher on April 16, 1960 and he survives.

Other survivors include one brother Jim (Mary Lou) Watts of Versailles. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers Ray, Cecil, David, and Russell Watts.

Mrs. Kocher was a 1955 graduate of Versailles High School and was a former employee of Railroadmens Savings and Loan in Indianapolis.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Mike Cantrell of the Versailles Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery, Versailles.  Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or the Cliff Hill Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

Ruth Sparks

Ruth Sparks, 91, of Osgood passed away Friday, August 23, 2013, at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She was born at Walnut Ridge, Arkansas on July 4, 1922, the daughter of Gus and Mittie Reaves McCarroll. She was married to Edward Sparks on September 4, 1940 and he preceded her in death on March 15, 1991.

Survivors include one daughter, Carole (Leon) Thomas of Delano, Tennessee; two sons, Mike (Georgia) Sparks of Osgood and Ken (Pam) Sparks of Crestview, Florida; 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; two brothers, John McCarroll of Denton, Texas and Thomas (Imogene) McCarroll of White Hall, Arkansas; and one sister, Mildred Byrd of Whitesburg, Tennessee. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Judy Lynn Sparks, her son Marion Sparks, and her brother Ralph McCarroll.

Mrs. Sparks was a 60-year resident of Osgood and had been employed with the Dunbar & Bultman Restaurant in Osgood, the Delaney Wood Heel Factory in Versailles, as a cook at the Holton School, and retired from US Shoe in Osgood. Ruth was a 58-year member of the Dabney Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held on Monday, August 26 at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial was in the Greendale Cemetery at Osgood. Memorials may be given to the Dabney Baptist Church or the Greendale Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

August 20, 2013

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August 13, 2013

Thomas Richard Peetz

Thomas Richard Peetz, 65, of Batesville, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2013 at his home.  He was born January 4, 1948 in Batesville, the son of Milton Richard Peetz and Ethel Crowell Peetz Brunner.  He was also raised by his stepfather, the late Charles Brunner, Jr.  He married Patricia Ann Borgman on December 4, 1971 and she survives at home. 

Tom was a past member of St. Maurice Catholic Church in Napoleon, and also had attended St. Mary's Catholic Church of Greensburg. He was a Vietnam Army Veteran. He was employed for 37 years at Delta Faucet of Greensburg and had also worked at GE in Batesville and Baylor Trucking of Milan. He was a past ten year volunteer fireman for Letts Fire Department. His favorite hobbies were gardening and handyman.

Tom loved his family dearly, especially enjoyed his two grandchildren Abe and Aaron Peetz. He loved all children. Other survivors include sons, Richard Peetz of Greensburg and Steve Peetz of Westport; daughter, Claire Peetz of Batesville; brothers, James Milt and Ona Peetz and John "Pink" Peetz, all of Napoleon; sisters, Susan and Rocky White of Patroit, Charlotte and Boyd Vanover of Batesville; two grandchildren, Abe and Aaron Peetz.

Tom was preceded in death by four brothers, Jerry and Bob Peetz, Baby Charles Ronald and Danny Brunner; and also one sister Debra Sloan.

Visitation will be held today, Tuesday, at Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 14, at St. Maurice Catholic Church, Napoleon, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Military graveside services by Keene Henneke VFW of Napoleon and Osgood American Legion.

Memorials may be given to the St. Maurice Church Building or Cemetery Fund or the American Cancer Society. Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, is in charge of arrangements; www.neals-funeralhome.net.

Barbara S. Ludwig

Barbara S. Ludwig, 77, of Batesville, died Thursday, August 8, 2013 at Margaret Mary Health. She was born October 22, 1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Elizabeth (nee: Wilhelm) and Henry Gausman. She married Orville Ludwig on November 26, 1956 in Cincinnati and he preceded her in death on October 18, 1974.

Mrs. Ludwig was a teacher for the Cincinnati Public Schools for eleven years and later a substitute teacher at St. Nicholas near Sunman. Education was not only an important part of her life, but a lifelong commitment as well. Barb never stopped learning. She had been taking courses from St. Mary of the Woods College in Terre Haute for quite some time that helped promote critical thinking and leadership qualities which fit well with who she was. Barb was always willing to listen, offer advice, nurture and mentor. Family, friend or total stranger, she was willing to help. She would talk with you to figure out the problem, figure out how to solve it and then it was up to you to do it.

An avid writer and reader, Barb penned countless short stories and journal entries about farm life and according to her family, there aren’t many books left at the Batesville Library she hasn’t read. A natural organizer, Barb kept everyone focused and the farm activities always moving in the right direction. Although not a big television fan, she would watch real life dramas such as Judge Judy or some of the detective series. She loved working crossword puzzles and while she liked a wide variety of foods, the family teased that her cooking skills had room for improvement.

She is survived by her sons, Larry Ludwig of Batesville, Lou Ludwig of Grandville, Ohio; brother, Gerald Gausman of Cincinnati; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Funeral services will be held today, Tuesday, August 13, 10 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church in Morris with Rev. Pascal Nduka officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in the Bevis Cedar Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati.
The family requests memorials be given to the Batesville Food Pantry. Weigel Funeral Home, Batesville was entrusted with the arrangements.

August 6, 2013

Birdie Ungerbuehler

Birdie Ungerbuehler, 80, a lifelong resident of Dillsboro, passed away Friday morning, August 2, 2013, at Dearborn County Hospital. She was born on March 3, 1933 in Chesterville, in Dearborn County, the daughter of Herbert Huffman and Thelma Griffin.
Birdie attended schools in Dearborn County, the last one being Dillsboro High School. She was employed at a few places in Dillsboro before going to beauty college and becoming a beautician. She enjoyed this work because she was able to make many friends over the years and provide a necessary service to people.

On March 12, 1966, Birdie was married to Richard Ungerbuehler, and they had many wonderful years together. She was a lifelong member of the Dillsboro American Legion Auxiliary and enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren very much.
Birdie was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her husband, Richard “Dick” Ungerbuehler; son, Willie (Nancy) Davies of Ross, OH; two stepsons, Todd Ungerbuehler (Cherrie) of Miamitown, OH and Scott Ungerbuehler of Hamilton, OH; stepdaughter, Kim Ungerbuehler of Greendale; six grandchildren, Ryan (Sarah) Davies, Kristie (Ray) Bulach, Ronnie (Kim) Wells, Kyle Wells, Keith (Sandy) Ungerbuehler and Stephanie Ross; seven great grandchildren; two brothers, Earl Huffman and Harold Gene King; three sisters, Patty Hartman, Marcella Hugentobler and Gayla Halverson.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 8 at 11 a.m. at DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro, with Pastor Jackie Apted officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakdale Cemetery in Dillsboro. Friends may meet her family on Wednesday, August 7, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given at the funeral home to the family. DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro, is entrusted with arrangements.

Balinda Struckman Robinson

Balinda Struckman Robinson, 46, of Walton, KY passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013. Funeral services were held Monday August 5, at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan.

Memorials may be given to the family. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, was entrusted with arrangements. Visit www.-lawscarrmoore.com to sign the online register book.

Martha Matilda Ertel

Martha Matilda Ertel, 87 of Osgood, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013 at her home.  She was born June 7, 1926 in New Alsace, the daughter of Jacob J. and Emma Hartman Huff.  She married Stanley Louis Ertel on November 20, 1948 and he preceded her in death. 

Martha had been a homemaker and also had been actively involved with her husband in running their farms. She was a member of St. Maurice Catholic Church in Napoleon.
Martha had a passion for the 4-H program that her family had been very involved with over the years. She was proud of the fact that she herself had been the Dearborn County Fair Queen in 1946. Flowers and gardening were also her hobbies.

Survivors include sons, Lee S. (Sue) Ertel of Seymour, Keith R. (Dee) Ertel of Osgood and James A. (Deb) Ertel of Osgood; daughter, Linda M. Ertel of Dillsboro; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Alvin and Anthony Hoff; and one sister, Hennrietta Ballinger.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 5 at St. Maurice Catholic Church, Napoleon. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the St. Maurice Cemetery or Napoleon Fire Department. Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, was entrusted with arrangements. www.neals-funeralhome.net.

Jerry Wayne Horton

Jerry Wayne Horton, 68, of Aurora, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013. Funeral services were held Friday, August 2, at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan.  Burial was in Craven Cemetery at Milan. Memorials may be made to donor’s choice.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, is entrusted with arrangements.