Obituaries 07/18/2019


Marlene Buddenberg

  Marlene Ann Buddenberg, 86, of Rising Sun, IN, passed away at 8:52 a.m., Friday, July 12th, 2019 at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, IN. Marlene was born in Indianapolis, IN on July 9, 1933, a daughter of the late Goldie (Warram) Turner and Morris  Moore. She was a graduate of Patriot High School, Class of 1951. Marlene was a former deputy auditor for Ohio County. She also worked in sales for Marshalls and Sears department stores. Marlene was also employed at  Mary’s Grocery Store in Aurora and the Chair Factory. Marlene married the love of her life Ernest L. “John” Buddenberg on October 12, 1952. Marlene and John were married nearly 67 years until her passing. 

  Marlene had a talent for sewing, embroidery and quilting and liked tending to her garden and flowers. She also enjoyed fishing and was happy to sit there for hours, if she caught anything or not. Marlene loved music and to dance and sing. Even when her health and memory were failing, she was able to remember and sing her favorite songs with You Are My Sunshine being one of them. Marlene was a vibrant and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend and her talents and love for life will never be forgotten. 

  Marlene is  survived by her loving husband, Ernest “John” Buddenberg, of Rising Sun, IN; by two daughters, Jackie Meyer and husband Justin, of Aurora, IN and Candy Southard and husband Dan, of Rising Sun, IN; by a son, John M. Buddenberg and wife Barbara, of Walhalla, SC; by grandchildren; Tony Baker, Nick Southard, Sarah Southard, Michelle Buddenberg, Joe Buddenberg & Cody Meyer and by great grandchildren; Hayden, Toby, Lucas, Mikayla & Luis; by a sister, Patricia Viers, of Patriot, IN and a brother, Walter Edward Shannon, of Rising Sun, IN. Marlene was preceded in death by a brother, Morris Moore. 

  Funeral services were Tuesday, July 16th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN with Pastor Harris Long officiating. Burial was in Eastview Cemetery in Patriot, IN. Memorial Donations may be made to Ripley Crossing Activity Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Trey Prosser III

  Willets (Trey) Prosser III of Madison, Indiana died at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday July 10th, 2019 in Louisville, KY after a brief illness at the age of 54.

  Trey leaves his father Willets Prosser, Jr., his son Dylan Trey Prosser, sister Paige Prosser Semmel and brother Brandon Willets Cole; two grandchildren Logan and Valerie, special family friend Austin Fourth Dubuque III (Pete), brother-in-law Robert A Semmel, numerous aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Trey was preceded in death by his mother, Elaine Ramsey Prosser.

   Trey was born on January 4th, 1965 in Cincinnati, Ohio where he lived until 1980 when he relocated with his mother and sister to Vevay, Indiana. He attended Switzerland County High School. 

  After graduation Trey had the unique opportunity to purchase the van formerly owned by his mother. In this van the three of them had traveled out west in the mid 1970s and had many grand experiences. Perhaps this trip instilled in him his love of travel and wander. He landed in Los Angeles, California where he found the Grateful Dead. He was in love; he had found his people! Trey had been a troubled youth, as many are, but the peace and love scene that he found through the Grateful Dead changed his life. 

  As a Dead Head he traveled across the United States where he met many people. He loved many types of music and he played a little guitar. He loved writing. He wrote songs and journaled extensively. He was a nature enthusiast; he loved camping and hiking and was also an avid bicyclist. He made several long distance rides across and though various parts of these beautiful United States. He worked as an electrician for most of his life, but also worked in various other trade jobs. Eventually, after living in a number of different states, he made his way back to Indiana settling down on a beautiful farm off the grid in rural Madison, Indiana. He worked very hard over the last couple of years of his life fixing up the humble abode where he found great peace and happiness.

   A Celebration of Trey’s life will be held at a later date.