Obituaries 10-13-16


Kylynn Kummer

Kylynn Marie Kummer, age 10, of Mondovi, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 3rd, 2016, while in the arms of her loving mother, Jessica, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

She was born on March 18th, 2006, in Rochester a daughter to Jessica (Cornelius) Kummer; and later became the daughter of Nathan Kummer when he lovingly adopted her.

Kylynn was a fourth grade student at the Mondovi Elementary School. To see Kylynn was to see her happy, giggling and inspiring those around her that all is good, because it was all good with her. To know Kylynn was to love her.

She will be forever and deeply missed by her loving mom and dad, Jessica and Nathan Kummer of Mondovi; and her brothers: Kaiden and Kenneth; and her dear grandparents, Tammy and Terry Prissel; Dale and Kim Kummer and Eric and Julie Cornelius.

She will also be greatly missed by her great grandparents, Bill and Sharon Levell of Rising Sun; by her uncles: Dustin Cornelius and Justin (Danielle) Kummer; and two cousins: Maycee Kummer and Christopher Schofield.

Preceding Kylynn in death were her great grandparents, William Cornelius, Audrey Prissel, Kenneth and Sandra Kummer and Alvin Whitham.

A funeral service for Kylynn was held on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 at Central Lutheran Church in Mondovi, with Pastor Rolf Morck officiating. Kylynn was laid to rest at Riverside City Cemetery. A time of visitation and support for Kylynn’s family was held on Friday, October 7th, at the Talbot Family Funeral Home, Mondovi Chapel; and again on Saturday until the time of the service at the church.

Donald Ficklin

Donald G. Ficklin, 70, of East Enterprise, formerly of Rexville, passed away at 1:40 p.m. on Sunday, October 9th, 2016 at his home.

He was born in Madison on October 27th, 1945 and was raised by his aunt and uncle, Alma and Red McComas.

He was married to Eva Sproessig on August 21st, 1965, and she survives.

Donald was a 1964 graduate of New Marion High School. He worked at Reliance Electric in Madison for 40 years leaving there in 2000 to accept a position with security at Argosy Casino. Don was a member of the Holton United Methodist Church.

Other survivors include three sons: Tim (Carrie) Ficklin of East Enterprise, Jeff Ficklin of Madison, and Robert Ficklin of Hanover; and four grandchildren: Dustin and Katelynne Whiteford, and Taylor and Sophia Ficklin.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 12th, at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles, with Pastor Joseph Hart of the Bible Baptist Church in Greendale officiating. Burial was in the Grandview Memorial Garden at Madison.

Visitation was held on Wednesday prior to the time of services. Memorials may be given to the Holton United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

Dusty Rine

Dustin Michael “Dusty” Rine, age 69, of Vevay, passed away at 3:55 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016, at his residence.

Dusty entered this life on July 3rd, 1947, in Milan, Indiana, the son of Gareth Sheldon Tullis and Patsy (O’Connor) Tullis-Rine. He was raised in North Vernon, Indiana, where he was a 1965 graduate of the North Vernon High School.

Dusty was inducted into the United States Army on November 3rd, 1966, in Indianapolis, Indiana, serving during the Vietnam War. Dusty earned the National Defense Service Medal and was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist 4th Class on November 1st, 1968 at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

Dusty was united in marriage on October 24th, 1970, in North Vernon, Indiana, to Ida Suzanne Miller. Dusty and Suzanne shared 46 years of marriage together until his death.

Dusty was a former Senior Marine Product Engineer for Cummins Inc. in Charlestown, South Carolina, retiring in 1996, after 30 years of service. He resided in the Madison community for nine years; the Asheville, North Carolina community; the Edisto Island, South Carolina community, where he was a park ranger; and in the Vevay community the past few months.

Dusty was a fiddle wizard and enjoyed fixing any string instrument, playing his fiddle, guitar, mandolin, drums and dulcimer. He was known as a “renaissance man” for having so many talents and areas of knowledge not many would know. He was a Scout Master and also enjoyed sailing, cooking, mowing the yard, woodworking, building tiny houses and was an avid reader.

Dusty will be dearly missed by his loving family and abundance of friends.

Dusty will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 46 years: Ida Suzanne (Miller) Rine of Vevay; his sister: Ronda Everroad of St. Paul, Indiana; and his numerous close friends whom he thought of as his own family.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Gareth Sheldon Tullis and Patsy (O’Connor) Tullis-Rine; his maternal-grandparents: Daniel Major O’Connor and Elizabeth (Seward) O’Connor-Roseberry; his paternal-grandparents: Marvin Tullis and Myrtie (Hawk) Tullis; and his uncle: Pat O’Connor, who was tragically killed in 1958 while racing in the Indy 500.

A private celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Switzerland County Animals and Environment Fund, c/o the Community Foundation of Switzerland County or to the Hospice of King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Cards are available at the funeral home. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family.

George Jaehnen

George Clarence Jaehnen, 77, of Rising Sun, passed away at 12:51 p.m. on Friday, October 7th, 2016, peacefully at his residence.

George was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 23rd, 1939. He formerly worked as a heavy equipment operator at Fernald in Hamilton, Ohio. George was a member of the NRA, Operators Union Local #18, Laborers Union Local #265; and a reserve officer for the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department. George was an outdoorsman and enjoyed his horses and rodeoing.

On June 25th, 2004, he married Kim (Smith) Jaehnen, who survives him.

In addition to his loving wife Kim, George is survived by a daughter: Connie Johnson (Rick), of Harrison, Ohio; two sons: Tom Jaehnen (Jessica), of Huntington, Indiana and David Jaehnen (Kystie), of Rising Sun; by two step daughters: Megan Carnes (Kenny), of Rising Sun and Kayla Davis, of Rising Sun; by a step son: Seth McFarland, of Rising Sun; by a sister, Carol Burgess (Jim), of Arkansas; and by seven grandchildren.

George was preceded in death by his first wife, Judith Ann (Urbanski) Jaehnen, who passed away on November 18th, 1992.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 12th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Father Stephen Donahue officiating. Friends were invited to call on Wednesday prior to the beginning of the services at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Ohio County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at funeral home.

Donald Beckett, DVM

Donald Linley “Doc” Beckett, DVM, 83, of Rising Sun, passed away at 8:57 p.m. on Friday, September 30th, 2016 at The Waters of Rising Sun.

Don was born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on August 6th, 1933, the son of the late Irene (Schnebelt) and Linley A. Beckett.

He was a graduate of Lawrenceburg High School, Class of 1951; and he attended Purdue University for two years of pre veterinary classes and then went on to graduate from Ohio State University in 1957 with his DVM degree.

Doc first practiced for two years in Orrville, Ohio. He then came to Rising Sun, where he caringly served the community for the next 54 years.

Doc was a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association. He was also a member of the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge, a member of the Scottish Rite and Shriners and a former Rotary Club member. Doc will be remembered for his kind and caring nature, his sense of humor, those blue eyes and his years of dedication to the people and their animals of Ohio County and surrounding communities.

Don is survived by his loving wife, Anna Mae (Willhoite) Beckett of Rising Sun; by four sons: Donald Beckett, Jr., of Denver, Colorado; Dave Beckett (Becky) of Anchorage, Alaska; Mike Beckett (Amy) of Rising Sun; and Cody Beckett (Mikayla) of Patriot.

He is also survived a by a step daughter, Kim Hon, of Florence; by three step sons: Tim Hon, Barry Hon (Lorrie) and Dan Hon (Jennifer), all of Florence; by two sisters: Cora Belle Blackburn, of Greendale, Indiana and Dorothy McCool, of Greendale, Indiana; by a brother: Tom Beckett (Susie) of Wausau, Wisconsin; by grandsons Andrew and Jared Beckett; and by several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; by a brother, John Beckett; and by his former wife, Sue (Mattox) Beckett.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 5th, at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Reverend Ron Tiller and Reverend Greg Ison officiating. Visitation was held on Tuesday, October 4th, at the funeral home. Burial was in the Rising Sun New Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Donald Beckett Scholarship Fund in care of the Ohio County Community Foundation (checks payable to OCCF). Cards are available at the funeral home.

Marie Bowman

Marie Lavonne Crafton Bowman died at the age of 96, on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016, at 8:35 p.m. at the Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover, Indiana.

Marie entered this life on March 2nd, 1920 in Jefferson County, Indiana. She was the daughter of the late Hosea Corbin and Lillie Huttsell Crafton. Marie and her family had resided in Carthage, Indiana after her birth and then moved back to Jefferson County where Marie attended Saluda High School.

On July 29th, 1936 at the age of 16, Marie was united in marriage to Carl Emery Bowman in Jefferson County. This union was blessed with six daughters and two sons. Marie and Carl were married for 36 years until his death on August 20th, 1979.

Marie was a devoted mother, homemaker and farm wife. In the time that she wasn’t being a farm wife she was employed for the Joyce Shoe Factory, the Charlestown Ammunition Plant and for the Southwestern School system in the elementary cafeteria. Marie never lost her passion for gardening and taking care of her flowers. She had an art for crocheting, quilting and sewing. Marie crocheted baby caps and donated them to the newborns at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Many memories were made with her friends while traveling all over the United States and Canada on bus trips.

She was a foundation member of the New Prospect Baptist Church where she had played the piano and the organ. She was a member of the WMS at New Prospect Baptist Church and a member of the Saluda Homemakers Club.

Marie will be missed by her loving daughters, Phyllis Moore of Anderson, Indiana; Rosie Amick and her husband, Don of Babson Park, Florida; Jo Ann Vest and her husband, Phillip of Bedford, Kentucky; Linda Elles and her husband, Gayle of Hanover; Jeanette Andrew of Vevay; and Susie Lyons and her husband, David of Hanover.

She is also survived by her daughters-in-law: Carol Bowman of Hanover and Barbara Bowman of Bedford, Kentucky; 25 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 13 great great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, Hosea Corbin Crafton; her mother, Lillie Huttsell Crafton; her husband of 36 years, Carl Emery Bowman, who died August 20th, 1979; her sons: Ronald Eugene Bowman died December 30, 2015 and Kenneth Allen Bowman died July 4, 2016; her brothers, Everett Watkins and Dale Brinker; her sister, Corine Glascock; her sons-in-law, John Andrew and Nathan Moore; her grandchildren: Billy Joe Arbuckle, David Arbuckle and Gary Elles; and her great-grandchildren: Zach Arbuckle and Jason Arbuckle.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 10th, 2016, by Brother Dan Corbin at the New Prospect Baptist Church, 7007 South Majors Road in Hanover. Interment will follow in the New Prospect Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Prospect Cemetery. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison is assisting the family and is in charge of arrangements.

Donna Hopkins

Donna Charlene Hopkins, age 59, of East Enterprise, passed away at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 8th, 2016, at her residence.

Donna entered this life on August 14th, 1957, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of the late Russell Paul and Anna Charlene (Hiltabrand) Hopkins. She was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she was a graduate of Reading High School. Donna was employed for Levi Strauss in Florence, Kentucky for eight years. She resided in the East Enterprise community for the past 10 years, and in the Aurora, Indiana community. Donna attended the Truth Apostolic Church in Vevay. Donna enjoyed raising her granddaughter and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her companion: George “Buster” Harlow, Jr. of East Enterprise; her son: Shane Hopkins of Vevay; her step-sons: Buster Harlow, Jr. of Aberdeen and J.R. Harlow of East Enterprise; her grandson whom she cared for: Little Shane Hopkins, Jr. of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and her other grandchild Micah Hopkins of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; step-grandchildren: Olivia Roberts of Versailles, Indiana and Hilliary and Eleanor Harlow; by her brother: Dwayne Hopkins and his wife: Marion of Deerfield Beach, Florida; and her several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Russell Paul and Anna Charlene (Hiltabrand) Hopkins; her son: Joshua James Hopkins, who died on March 17th, 2015; her granddaughter: Hanah Charlene Pecoraro, who died on May 8th, 2016; and her brothers: Darrell and Dennis Hopkins.

Funeral services will be at 10-11 a.m. on Friday, October 14th, 2016, at Truth Apostolic Church, 6160 Highway 56 Vevay, Indiana, with Brother Anthony Wilks officiating.

The family requests memorials in memory of Donna to the Donna Charlene Hopkins Memorial Fund, c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, contribution cards are available at the funeral home. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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