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Thomas Shea

March 26, 2015

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Lorraine Ann Gargac

September 14, 1947 - March 26, 2015

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Robert A. Widders

September 23, 1933 - March 26, 2015

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Judith A. Malz

April 6, 1937 - March 25, 2015

Judith A. Malz, 77, of Carmel, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Judith was born in Chicago, Illinois, on April 6, 1937, to the late Edward and Frances Drake. She was a banker working at various Chicago area banks as an assistant vice president specializing in the development, coordination, and implementation of various programs geared toward senior citizens. Judy retired from...
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Gerald Wendorf

October 17, 1924 - March 24, 2015

Gerald L. Wendorf, 90 of Carmel, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Jerry was born in Wilton, WI to the late Eva and Vernon Wendorf on October 17, 1924. He was a 1943 graduate of Green Bay West High School. Jerry served in the US Navy, serving in WWII and was discharged in 1946. He joined the Navy Reserves and was recalled in 1950 for the Korean War, where he served on a destroyer...
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William Homrighausen

January 13, 1926 - March 21, 2015

William J. Homrighausen passed away on Saturday, March 21 at HCR Manor Care at Summer Trace in Carmel. Bill was born in East St. Louis, Illinois on January 13, 1926 to Henry B. and Mary Veronica (Gilligan) Homrighausen. He was preceded in death in July 2014 by his wife of 63 years, Joan; by his father in 1941 and by his mother in 1977. Bill spent his childhood in East St. Louis and...
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Roy A. Holcomb

September 17, 1959 - March 20, 2015

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John R. Wondra

March 20, 2015

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Paul M. McLear

August 24, 1931 - March 19, 2015

Paul M. McLear, 83, Carmel, passed away March 19. 2015. He was born August 24, 1931, in Indianapolis, the son of the late Carl A. and Ruth (Mogab) McLear. He married Barbara (Porter) McLear on August 29, 1953 at Christ Church Cathedral. Paul graduated from Shortridge High School in 1949. He earned a BSME from General Motors Institute in 1953 and a MSME from Purdue University in 1960. ...
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Lawrence Graham

April 21, 1922 - March 13, 2015

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Charles Lee Whorwell

April 9, 1937 - March 12, 2015

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Jane C. McAtee

April 29, 1934 - March 11, 2015

Jane C. McAtee, 80, Carmel, passed away March 11, 2015. She was born April 29, 1934, in Indianapolis, the daughter of George and Catherine (Quirk) Manuel. She married Ronald P. McAtee on February 19, 1955. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Ronald McAtee; son, Kevin (Bonnie) McAtee; and grandson, Aaron McAtee. Services will be 6:00 p.m. Monday, March 16, 2015, at Flanner and...
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Jeanne Doron

August 24, 1929 - March 9, 2015

Jeanne M. Doron, 85 of Indianapolis, formerly of Carmel, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Jeanne was born August 24, 1929 in Ozone Park, NY to the late Henry and Elsie Lods. She is proceeded in death by her brother, George and sisters, Blanche and Dorothy. She retired in 1991 as Vice President of Asset Management for LaSalle Partners in Chicago after 15 years. Jeanne was a member of...
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Jane P. Beering

January 5, 1934 - March 9, 2015

Jane Pickering Beering, first lady of Purdue University for 17 years, died March 9, 2015, Carmel, Indiana. She was 81. Mrs. Beering, wife of Purdue President Emeritus Steven C. Beering, was known as his active partner in friend-raising for Purdue during his term as president from 1983-2000. "No one was ever more devoted to this institution than Jane Beering," said Purdue President Mitch...
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Peggy L. Stephens

February 17, 1924 - March 9, 2015

Peggy L. Stephens, 91, Carmel, passed away March 9, 2015. She was born February 17, 1924, Indianapolis, the daughter of the late Estill Everett and Minnie Myra Karsner. She married Maurice Stephens in 1967, who preceded her in passing. She later married Bert Bailey in 1992, who also preceded her in passing. Peggy was an excellent cook and talented artist, who loved to paint. Her greatest...
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Ian Lin Buschmann

July 7, 1989 - March 8, 2015

Ian Lin Buschmann, 25, passed away Sunday night, March 8, 2015. Ian was born July 7, 1989 in Bloomington, Indiana. He was a 2008 graduate of Lawrence Central High School and a 2012 graduate of Purdue University. Ian is survived by his mother, Anna Lin Buschmann, and his stepfather, Jeffrey Hintermeister; he is also survived by his paternal grandparents, C.S. Buschmann and Mary Lee Buschmann...
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Roberta Ruth Gollner

March 1, 1930 - March 8, 2015

Roberta Ruth Gollner, 85 of Indianapolis, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015 at her home. Ruth was born March 1, 1930 in Grant County, IN to the late Roland and Blanche Riley. She worked for the American Legion national Headquarters for 20 years, retiring in 1995. Ruth was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Post 317 in Greentown. Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm on Friday, March...
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Lainie Paul

February 22, 1971 - March 6, 2015

Lainie K. Paul, 44 of Carmel, passed away Friday, March 6, 2015. Lainie was born February 22, 1971 In Jonesville, Michigan. She was a graduate of Indiana University/Purdue University-Ft. Wayne, where she was a member of the baseball and volleyball teams all four years. Lainie owned and founded the Brockway Public House in Carmel and Danny Boy Beer Works in the Village of West Clay. She was...
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Glen E. Jensen

November 5, 1923 - March 6, 2015

Glen Earl Jensen, 91, a long-time resident of Carmel, died March 6, 2015. He was born in Crystal Lake, Iowa, to Nelia and Elmer Jensen, on November 5, 1923. Mr. Jensen was a Navy veteran of World War II. As a carrier-based fighter pilot, he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and three Air Medals for actions in the Philippine Islands, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. He was a 1950 graduate of...
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Christopher R. Tobin

June 5, 1955 - March 2, 2015

Christopher R. Tobin, 59, Carmel, passed away March 2, 2015. He was born June 5, 1955, in Rochester, NY, the son of the late James R. and Nancy (Robb) Tobin. He married Susan (Scott) Tobin on July 15, 1978. Chris was one of the co-founders of PrimePay, Inc. and retired from active employment in June 2014. Prior to PrimePay, Chris spent many years working as an employee and manager for Paychex...
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Holly Renee Mantsch

February 4, 1988 - February 28, 2015

Holly Renee Mantsch 27, Indianapolis, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in her sleep on February 28, 2015. Holly was born in Bloomington, IN on February 4, 1988 to parents, Edward J. and Tamara "Tami" (Burgess) Mantsch. Holly was such a delight to all who knew and loved her. She had a beautiful and pure spirit and her laugh was infectious. She enjoyed swimming, vacations with...
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Betty Jane Hardesty

May 25, 1932 - February 24, 2015

Betty Jane Hardesty, 82, Carmel, formerly of Ft. Myers, FL, passed away February 24, 2015. She was born May 25, 1932, in Indianapolis, the daughter of the late Olive (Leonard) Amari. Betty was a 1950 graduate of Broad Ripple High School. She retired from the Marion County Extension Office. She was a former Camp Fire Girl Leader; and she enjoyed sewing, cooking, playing table games, having...
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Ellen Louise Froeschner

February 23, 1944 - February 14, 2015

Ellen Louise Froeschner, 70, of Carmel, passed away February 14, 2015. She was born February 23, 1944 in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of the late Richard and Elsie (Herbold) Froeschner. Ellen held a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. She also served the US Army as a civilian computer programmer at the Pentagon in Washington DC and in...
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Alan S. Ellis

February 15, 1944 - February 12, 2015

Alan S. Ellis, 70 of McCordsville, passed away Thursday, February 12, 2015 in Ft Myers, FL. Alan was born February 15, 1944 In Philadelphia, PA to the late Myron and Freeda Ellis. He was a graduate of Wayne State University and served in the US Army. Alan is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, David S. (wife, Elaine) Ellis, Michael S. Ellis and Jessica L. Ellis-Calvert;...
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George R. White

January 1, 1923 - February 12, 2015

George R. White, 92 of Indianapolis, passed away on Thursday, February 12, 2015. He was a resident of Carmel for more than 30 years before moving to Robin Run, where he has been an active community resident the past 10 years. George was born January 1, 1923 in to the late George T. and Myrtle Reynolds White family in Chatham, VA. George was the first Eagle Scout from Chatham, VA. He was a 1942...
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Sharon Gdowski

January 11, 1947 - February 10, 2015

Sharon Marie Gdowski, 68 of Carmel, IN, passed away on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Sharon was born January 11, 1947 in Ewing, NJ to the late William and Marilyn Johnson. Sharon has been a resident of Carmel since 1972 and was President of the Gdowski Real Estate Company. She was a member of the St. Vincent Hospital Guild and Mohawk Hills Ladies Golf Club. Private services are planned. ...
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John Dietz

November 19, 1944 - February 4, 2015

John R. Dietz, 70 of Nineveh passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2015. He was born November 19, 1944 in Indianapolis to John Chisholm and Josinah Anderson. He graduated from Broad Ripple High School and attended IUPUI. John was an Air Force Veteran and served as an aircraft mechanic. John was the founder and co-owner of Jacob-Dietz, Inc. A memorial gathering will be on Tuesday, February...
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Henry V. Oakwood

February 16, 1921 - January 26, 2015

Henry V. "Hank" Oakwood, Jr., 93 of Carmel, passed away Monday, January 26, 2015. Hank was born in Watseka, IL to the late Henry Sr., and Blanche Oakwood. He was a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and served in the US Navy during WWII. Hank was the sales manager for Graybar Electric Co., Inc. for 29 years. He then served 9 years as the executive director of the Electric League of...
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Gregor W. King

May 28, 1926 - January 25, 2015

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Kathy Krebs

September 2, 1951 - January 24, 2015

Kathy Krebs, age 63 of Carmel, Indiana, formerly Valparaiso passed away on January 24, 2015, after a courageous 4 year battle with ovarian cancer. Throughout her illness, she inspired countless people by choosing gratitude each day despite her many obstacles. She was a deeply devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Friend who will be missed tremendously. She found pleasure in the simplest of...
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Donola "Donnie" Orr

September 4, 1935 - January 24, 2015

Donola "Donnie" B. Orr, 79, Carmel, passed away January 24, 2015. She was born September 4, 1935, in Vallonia, IN, the daughter of the late James M. and Juanita M. (Wiggins) Burcham. She married Dr. William "Bill" H. Orr, who preceded her in passing on October 19, 2014, after 30 years of marriage. Donnie was a graduate of Arsenal Technical High School, and was an active member of the Alumni...
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Evan Anthony DeMarinis

March 2, 1990 - January 23, 2015

Evan Anthony DeMarinis, 24, Carmel, passed away January 23, 2015. He was born March 2, 1990, in Columbus, OH, the son of Don and Krista (Meservey) DeMarinis. Evan graduated from Carmel High School in 2008. He was pursing his passion for cooking by attending Ivy Tech's Culinary Arts program while working at Matt the Miller's Tavern and dreamed to one day open a restaurant of his own. He had...
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Jack Edward Harney

May 19, 1942 - January 22, 2015

Jack Edward Harney was born in Tipton County, Indiana, on May 19, 1942 and grew up in Noblesville, Indiana. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War stationed with the 105th and 264th Transportation Companies out of DaNang 1968-1969 and died Thursday, January 22nd of service connected conditions due to Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam. A memorial brick has been laid in honor of his military service...
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William Elijah Atkins

June 17, 1925 - January 22, 2015

William Elijah Atkins, 89, Carmel, passed away January 22, 2015. He was born June 17, 1925, in Olden, TX, the son of the late Robert W. and Serena E. Atkins. He married Helen M. Turner on June 3, 1948. William retired from Star News after 45 years of service. He was a member of the VFW Post #34. He enjoyed bowling and was an avid golfer. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years,...
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Dalton Jones

November 15, 1931 - January 21, 2015

Dalton S. Jones, 83, of Carmel, passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Dalton was born November 15, 1931 in Indianapolis to the late William S. and Cinda Jones. He was a graduate of Broad Ripple High School and was a US Army veteran of the Korean War. Dalton was an electrician/contractor for over 50 years, retiring in 1996 as President of Jones Brothers Electric Co. Funeral services...
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Sallie Marie Wagner

July 28, 1932 - January 20, 2015

Sallie Marie Wagner, 82, passed away January 20, 2015. She was born July 28, 1932, in Long Island, NY, the daughter of the late Edward and Marguerite (Dolan) Furey. She married Fred Wagner on July 26, 1980, in Arlington, VA. Sallie was a devout Catholic, attending Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. She enjoyed cross-stitch, reading, crossword puzzles, travelling, and meeting the...
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Anita Riemen

September 29, 1946 - January 19, 2015

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Charles Duke

January 17, 2015

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Virginia Jones

January 20, 1922 - January 16, 2015

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Albert Alfonz Dhaene

July 7, 1928 - January 15, 2015

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John Alan Reed

October 20, 1932 - January 15, 2015

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Elsie Romano Brooks

December 22, 1923 - January 13, 2015

Elsie Romano Brooks, 91, Carmel, passed away on January 13, 2015. She was born December 22, 1923, in Bertha, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Domenico and Maria (Carancci) Romano. She married the love of her life, William Lynn Brooks on July 26, 1947. He preceded her in death. Elsie graduated as the Valedictorian from Schenley High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where, amongst many...
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Donald Lee Shanley

December 6, 1957 - January 11, 2015

Donald Lee Shanley, 57 of Noblesville, passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Don was born December 6, 1957 in Logansport. He was a graduate of Rensselaer Central High School. He worked in the mortgage and finance industry for the last 15 years, most recently as a sales manager for Waterstone Mortgage Corp. He loved working with those he considered a "Hero" in our community. They were so...
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Donald Don Robertson

September 14, 1927 - January 11, 2015

Donald "Don" Robertson, 87, Carmel, passed away peacefully January 11, 2015. Don was born September 14, 1927, near Avoca, Indiana to the late Lionel and Zella Alice Spoonmore Robertson. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Phyllis Smith Robertson; three sisters, Phyllis Fry, Bedford, Rose Ann (Randy) Maloney, Midland, Texas, Judith Tindall, Jacksonville, Florida; one brother, William...
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Helen Darlene Dunegan Croke

February 28, 1933 - January 6, 2015

Helen "Darlene" Dunegan Croke, 81 of Carmel, passed away on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015. Darlene was born February 28, 1933 in Mannford, OK to the late Orville and Ellen Dunegan. She retired from the Ft. Benjamin Harrison Finance Center in 1994. An avid golfer, Darlene was a member of various ladies golf leagues at both Ft. Harrison and River Glen golf courses. A service celebrating...
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Alvin Beitelschees

August 4, 1926 - January 5, 2015

Alvin J. Beitelschees, 88 of Carmel, passed away on Monday, January 5, 2015. Al was born August 4, 1926 in Toledo, OH to the late Wm. Edward and Minnie Beitelschees. He was a WWII veteran of the US Army and was a graduate of the University of Toledo, with a degree in Engineering. Al worked as a mechanical engineer for Doehler-Jarvis in Toledo, serving as Division Plant Engineer before...
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Mary Hirsch

May 26, 1928 - January 4, 2015

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Elizabeth Klenotic

January 4, 2015

Elizabeth (Betty) Klenotic, 79 of Carmel, passed away on Sunday, January 4, 2015. Elizabeth was born February 25, 1935 in Cleveland, OH. She retired from the Better Business Bureau in 1997 where she had worked in auto mediation. Family and friends are invited to pay respects on Sunday, January 11th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm at Flanner and Buchanan-Carmel. Elizabeth was the widow of William Klenotic...
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John Pardee

May 2, 1926 - January 3, 2015

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Nancy Lee Mercante

May 18, 1942 - January 2, 2015

Nancy Lee O'Shea Mercante, age 72, of Carmel died January 2nd, 2015 She was born May 18th, 1942 in Flushing, NY to her late mother Mary Louise Lee O'Shea. She was a lifelong New Yorker until moving to Carmel, IN in 2008. She loved the theater and the arts. She was an active volunteer and participant in the St Vincent Hospital Art Program where she expressed joy and hope through art up until...
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Joyce R. Stevens

October 28, 1926 - January 2, 2015

Joyce R. Stevens 88, of Freedom, Indiana, passed away on January 2, 2015. She was born in Attleborough, Norfolk, England on October 28, 1926 to the late Violet and Francis Loveday. She worked as a nurse at Community hospital until she retired. Joyce is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Clinton Sr., her children, Shirley Gerking, Clinton Stevens, Jr., Carolyn Ridge, Nathan Stevens, Sr...
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Larry Simms

March 4, 1939 - January 1, 2015

Larry L. Simms, 75, of Indianapolis, went home to be with his Lord on January 1, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. Larry was born to Frances Neal and S.B. (Samuel Bond) Simms of Springfield, Kentucky, on March 4, 1939. Larry graduated valedictorian from Springfield High School, and in 1961 graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. On...
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Frank E. Farlow

November 3, 1925 - January 1, 2015

Frank Edward Farlow 89, of Indianapolis, left this earth on January 1, 2015 after succumbing to vascular dementia and acute influenza. He was born in 1925 to Frank and Lois Farlow of Paoli Indiana, graduating from Paoli High School (1944). He served his country in World War II, joining the 13th Army Airborne Division in the glider troop core. Following the war, he graduated from Indiana...
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Emma Lou Crockett

June 5, 1926 - December 30, 2014

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Mary Swisher Corbett

January 30, 1957 - December 30, 2014

Mary Corbett, 57, went home to be with her Lord and friend, Christ Jesus, on December 30, 2014, after a nine-year battle with triple negative breast cancer. Mary fought as a Christ-filled warrior against the cancer that returned four times in the nine years, and she persevered each time with incredible fortitude, courage, and grace. She is an amazing example of God's love for others during her...
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Richard "Dick" Paul Stein

September 2, 1925 - December 28, 2014

Richard P. "Dick" Stein went home to the Lord peacefully on December 28, 2014. He was born September 2, 1925 in New Albany, IN to William P. Stein and Lillian Russell Stein. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Charlotte Key Stein and their children Richard P. Stein Jr, William K. Stein and Patricia A. (Jeff) Stieneker along with their two children Stefanie (Jason) Eadie and Jake Stieneker and...
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Ila Mills

January 10, 1927 - December 26, 2014

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William Harold Jacobson, Jr.

April 28, 1925 - December 24, 2014

William H. "Bill" Jacobson, Jr., 89, of Indianapolis and formerly of Chicago, IL, died December 24, 2014 at Clarebridge of Carmel, IN. He was born April 28, 1925 in Chicago, IL the son of William H. and Florence (Engel) Jacobson. He enlisted in the USNR on July 1, 1943, and entered the V-12 Program at Middlebury College. Bill attended Midshipman School at Notre Dame and was commissioned ensign...
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Roger Riley Mays

February 17, 1930 - December 23, 2014

Roger Riley Mays 84, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 23rd surrounded by his family. He is survived by his spouse, Joanie Mays. He is also survived by his children, Becky Keelor (Tim), Laura Gannon, Michael Croner (Sarah), Steve Croner (Jennifer), James Croner (Dana), Julie Welp (Eric) and Jenny Graves (David) and 17 grandchildren. He is also survived by his...
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Jacky Stutz

January 19, 1959 - December 23, 2014

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Mary Nangle

January 25, 1924 - December 22, 2014

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Robert "Bob" Doeppers

June 23, 1924 - December 20, 2014

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Constance Schaibley

July 19, 1926 - December 19, 2014

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Ronald Owen Rogers

August 17, 1936 - December 19, 2014

Ronald Owen Rogers, age 78, passed peacefully in his sleep the evening of Friday, December 19, 2014, surrounded by the family who loved him dearly. Born August 17, 1936 in Indianapolis to John and Mabel Rogers, he married his high-school sweetheart, Janice Louise Kapp on July 15th, 1956 and she survives. Ron graduated from George Washington High School where he was sports editor of the...
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Evelyn Della Hilsmeyer

August 12, 1921 - December 17, 2014

Evelyn D. Hilsmeyer, 93, of Carmel, died December 17, 2014. Evelyn was born August 12, 1921 on a farm in Dubois County near Huntingburg, Indiana to the late Henry and Louisa Prior. Evelyn attended a one room country school until seventh grade and graduated from Huntingburg High School in 1939. Evelyn married Marvin H. Hilsmeyer on February 27, 1942 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, a union that...
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John "Scotty" Borthwick

July 3, 1962 - December 14, 2014

John Scott Borthwick, age 52 joined his Savior, Jesus Christ, December 14, 2014, after a recent period of declining health. Mr. Borthwick was born July 3, 1962 in Cleveland, Ohio. He moved to Indiana 25 years ago and was a devoted member to Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Carmel, Indiana and Christ Church of Zionsville, in Zionsville, Indiana, where he loved an invitation to lector on Sundays and...
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Alex Gillen

August 4, 1988 - December 12, 2014

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John F. Palin

April 28, 1928 - December 12, 2014

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Matt Stromberg

September 4, 1979 - December 8, 2014

Matt Stromberg, age 35, of Carmel passed away on December 8th, 2014 Matt graduated from Carmel High School in 1998. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church. He enjoyed all genres of music in which he and his brothers shared together, watching football, especially the Colt's, and spending time with his family. Matt is survived by his parents George W. Stromberg and Nancy Lally...
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LaVerne Wachholz

October 11, 1929 - December 6, 2014

LaVerne Krueger Wachholz 85, of Carmel, passed away on December 6. LaVerne Margaret was born on October 11, 1929 in Oak Lawn, IL to Herb and Margaret (Peggy) Krueger. LaVerne will be deeply missed by her devoted husband of 60 years, Art Wachholz, their adult children Janie (Charlie) Podell, Jill, Artie (Heather), and Gretchen (Pete) Rans, six...
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Marvin E Clingman

August 1, 1924 - December 5, 2014

Marvin E. Clingman, age 90, of Muncie passed away December 5th, 2014 Marvin organize the Carmel Adult Citizens Center in February of 1991, an organization where adults may play table games. In 1995, The Carmel Lions Club named Marvin their Citizen of the Year, for his service to the Carmel Community. Marvin served in the U.S. Army during WWII proudly. He later graduated with his degree...
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Shirley Cooper Schaust

April 24, 1926 - December 4, 2014

Shirley Cooper Schaust 88, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away peacefully at her residence in Carmel, Indiana on Wednesday, December 4, 2014. She was born April 24, 1926 in Waltham, Massachusetts to William E. and Ethel Frail Cooper. Shirley loved life and touched all those around her with her light-hearted spirit. Her inner strength and determination served her...
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Agnella "Pete" Marie Roessler

July 10, 1925 - December 3, 2014

Agnella "Pete" Marie Roessler, age 89, of Carmel passed away December 3rd, 2014 Pete was born July 10th, 1925 in Louisville, KY to her late parents John and Florence Zeller. She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in 1943 where she played field hockey on the women's team. She later married the love of her life George A. Roessler Jr. in 1945 who preceded her death in 1994. She began her career...
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Phyllis Hermann

January 16, 1935 - November 28, 2014

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Clara M. Spidel

September 4, 1941 - November 28, 2014

S Clara Mae Spidel, 73 of Carmel passed away November 28, 2014. She was born September 4, 1941 in Monon, Indiana to the late Robert and Edith Sullivan. She was a graduate of Frankfort High School, Frankfort, Indiana. Clara was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was retired after many years as a homemaker and then a career in the banking business in Carmel. Her greatest love was her...
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Gregg Michael Golubski

November 14, 1954 - November 21, 2014

Gregg Michael Golubski, age 60, of Carmel, IN passed away on November 21st, 2014. He was born in South Bend, IN to Robert and Theresa Golubski in 1954. Gregg attended Indiana University and graduated from Kelly School of Business. He spent most of his career in the logistics industry at Roadway Express. His most recent position was National Sales Manager for Great States in Shelbyville, IN. ...
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Mark L. Mitchell

May 19, 1958 - November 16, 2014

Memorial Contributions in Mark's Honor may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
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Joann Aulby

January 17, 1930 - November 14, 2014

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Ruth Ellen Boone

July 24, 1931 - November 14, 2014

Ruth Ellen Boone of Carmel, IN passed away Friday, November 14th, 2014. Ruth was born in Paoli, IN on July 24th, 1931 to her parents, Suzanne and Robert D. Williams. She was 83 years old. Ruth was a beautician and beauty school instructor for over 40 years and was well known and admired within the beauty education community. She retired from Honors Beauty College in 2011 to care for her...
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Dorothy Maki

January 8, 1925 - November 13, 2014

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Robert Baker

January 23, 1921 - November 13, 2014

Robert M. Baker, 93 of Indianapolis, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014. Robert was born January 23, 1921 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Robert M. and Grace Strayer Baker. He was a graduate of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA and received his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. Robert was selected to the Naval OCS, was commissioned, achieved the rank of...
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James C. Terry

December 10, 1943 - November 12, 2014

James Conrad Terry, 70, of Indianapolis, passed away November 12, surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born Dec. 10, 1943 in Bedford, IN to Wilma Minger Terry and Yank Terry. He served in the U.S. Army before completing his degree at Indiana University and attaining his CPA certification. Jim retired from an accounting career in the banking industry. Jim is survived by his dearly...
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George Dunay

September 5, 1924 - November 7, 2014

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Ruth Kirkwood

December 12, 1924 - November 6, 2014

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Julia Pober

April 20, 1917 - November 3, 2014

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Ruth Ellen Minott

June 5, 1930 - October 31, 2014

Ruth Ellen "R.E." Minott, 84, died peacefully in her home in Carmel, Indiana on October 31, 2014 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Born June 5, 1930 in the farming community of Oakville, Indiana to Harry Marguerite Fleming, Ruth Ellen and her family eventually settled in Richmond, Indiana. Ruth Ellen had an older sister, Joanna Grace, and a younger brother, Thomas Evan. A proud Red...
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Richard W.O. Lethander

March 3, 1941 - October 28, 2014

Richard W. O. Lethander (3/3/1941 - 10/28/2014) Richard was the oldest of three children born to Walter and Mildred (Lund) Lethander in Chicago, IL. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Marilyn and survived by his brother Roger (Joyce), his wife of 50 years Barbara (Sommerschield), their three children Charles (Heather), Rebecca (Christopher Bultinck), and Andrew (Sarah) and...
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Mary A. Kinney

May 24, 1931 - October 20, 2014

Mary A Kinney, 83, of Carmel, IN passed away at her home of Congestive Heart Failure on October 20, 2014, with her loving family at her side. Mary and Jim Kinney, along with their five daughters, moved to Carmel in 1970. Mary worked for many years in the construction industry before starting The Mary Kinney Company in 1999, which she operated until her retirement. Mary loved Ballroom dancing...
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William H. Orr

November 3, 1930 - October 19, 2014

Dr. William H. "Bill" Orr, 83 of Carmel, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014. Bill was born November 3, 1930 in Buffalo, NY to the late Dr. William J. and Margaret G. Orr. He was a 1948 graduate of Nichols High School in Buffalo. Bill earned his Bachelor's degree from Cornell University, his Master's degree from Catholic University, while teaching at the Naval Academy and his PhD. from...
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Alvaro Villalta

August 18, 1955 - October 13, 2014

Alvaro Villalta, 59, of Carmel, passed away on October 13, 2014. Alvaro was born August 18th, 1955, in Cucuta, Colombia to the late Victor Manuel Villalta and Tulia Florez de Villalta. Alvaro graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. His determination, skill, and perseverance led to the founding of AV Consulting Engineers, an electrical...
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Kay Field

November 16, 1920 - October 2, 2014

Kay Hunt Field, 93 of Carmel, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014. Kay was born November 16, 1920 in Washington, D.C. to the late Ralph W. and Virginia Poole Hunt. Kay was a lady blessed with many gifts. Her singing talent was evident from an early age. While in high school she performed on a local weekly radio show and soon became the featured vocalist with "Big Bands" in Washington D.C...
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Paul Richard Lipps

August 20, 1943 - October 1, 2014

Paul Richard Lipps, 71, of Carmel, passed away suddenly, Wednesday at St. Vincent Hospital. Paul was born August 20, 1943 in Indianapolis, the son of Paul and Leona (Losey) Lipps. Paul was devoted to his children's sports teams and activities, and served as youth group leader at his church. He was an avid Colts, racing, and Cincinnati Reds fan, and loved boating. Paul attended Purdue...
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William Church

October 1, 2014

William H. "Bill" Church, Jr., 72 of Carmel, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Bill was born October 4, 1941 in Muncie to the late William H. Sr., and Virginia (Tyrrell) Church. Bill was an executive with Republic National Distributing Company (formally, National Wine and Spirits) for 10 years, retiring in 2011. Prior, he was employed by Seagram's Distillers from 1972 to 2001. Before his...
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Dorothy Norris

February 6, 1927 - September 29, 2014

Dorothy L. Norris, 87 of Carmel, passed away Monday, September 29, 2014. Dorothy was born February 6, 1927 in Loogootee, IN to the late James F. and Anastasia Hopkins O'Neal. Dorothy was a graduate of Indiana University and worked as a teacher for 10 years. After raising her family, she joined her husband working in real estate. Dorothy was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Family...
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Phillip B. Alexander

March 6, 1943 - September 27, 2014

Phillip B. Alexander, 71, of Carmel passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana the son of Earl and Olive (Edwards) Alexander. He graduated from Shortridge High School. He was a US Army National Guard Veteran during the Vietnam War. Phillip worked as a Manufacturing manager at Allison Gas Turbine/Rolls Royce for 34 years before his retirement. Phillip was...
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Donald Robert Russell

October 30, 1946 - September 25, 2014

Donald Robert Russell, 67, of Carmel, Indiana died Thursday, September 25, 2014, at IU Health North Hospital. Born October 30, 1946, in Newville, Pennsylvania, he was the eldest son of the late Marlin and Martha Russell. He was a graduate of Carlisle High School, Class of 1964, and received a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Mathematics and Chemistry from Shippensburg University. He worked...
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Barbara Wolf

September 23, 2014

Barbara E. Wolf, 81 of Indianapolis, passed away on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Barbara was born June 5, 1933 in Indianapolis to the late Harry and Lucylle Wolf. She was a graduate of Western University (now Miami University) and was a purchasing agent for National Wine and Spirits. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm Wednesday, October 1 at Flanner and Buchanan-Carmel, where family...
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Betty Murray

April 25, 1925 - September 21, 2014

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Florence Marie Hancock

August 30, 1926 - September 21, 2014

Florence Marie Hancock Aug 30, 1926 – Sept 21, 2014 Florence Hancock, a very vigorous, lively, and strong woman, passed away suddenly on Sunday evening, September 21, 2014. She was the eighth of nine children, with only one sister, Sophia Staab, still surviving. Florence was born in Hyacinth, Kansas to John and Agnes (Korbe) Fross and attended Hays State College. She was married to...
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Helen Torney

October 2, 1928 - September 21, 2014

Helen T. (Theodore) Torney, 85, of Carmel died September 21, 2014. Helen was born in Terre Haute, IN to Angelus and Evangeline (Yannoulopoulos) Theodore. Helen was an active member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church as well as an officer and devoted member of the Ladies' Philoptochos Society at Holy Trinity Church. Helen was also on the Metropolis Board of the Philoptochos. She began her...
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