Obituaries 11/4/2021

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Kurt Von Strukamp

  Kurt Von Strukamp, age 58, of Osgood, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, passed away on Sunday October 10th, 2021, at the University of Cincinnati Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  Kurt entered this life on March 4th, 1963 in Celina, Ohio. He was the loving son of the late Lester Edward Strukamp and Virginia Ann (Jolly) Strukamp Spry. He was raised in Van Wert, Ohio where he attended high school.

  Kurt was united in marriage in Van Wert, Ohio to Carol Faye Dickson.

  Kurt was a welder for General Dynamics in Lima, Ohio from 1985-1996. He was later employed in 1996 for Thieman Stamping in New Bremen, Ohio, retiring after several years of service.

  Kurt enjoyed woodworking, welding, fishing, hunting, as well as, riding his motorcycle. You could always count on him for anything you needed help with. Above all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

  Kurt will be missed by his daughter, Lacy Christman and her husband Daniel of Madison; by his step-son, Kyle Caldwell of Mansfield, Ohio; by his grandchildren: Brenin, Danilyn, Allison, Tanner, Chloe, Kyler, Gauge and Kaily; by his great-grandchildren: Camden, Emerson, Roman and Zayla; by his sisters: Vicki Kennedy of Wittenberg, Wisconsin, Becky Strukamp of Des Moines, Iowa and Tanya Ann Haller of Decatur, Indiana; and his several nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester Edward Strukamp and Virginia Ann (Jolly) Strukamp Spry; by his step-son, Chad Caldwell; and his brother, Carl Lee Strukamp.

  A Celebration of Kurt’s Life and Memorial Motorcycle Ride will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 6th, at his daughter’s residence: 8160 East Sugan Hollow Road, Madison, Indiana, 47250.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family during this difficult time.

Elva Powell

  Elva Mae (Rucker) Powell, age 93, of Rising Sun, passed away at 7:35 a.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at the St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood, Kentucky.

  Elva entered this life on June 1st, 1928 in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. She was the loving daughter of the late John and Dora Mae (Burke) Rucker. She was raised in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky where she attended school.

  Elva was united in marriage on January 25th, 1947 in Shelbyville, Kentucky to Renzie M. Powell, Sr. and to this union arrived a son, Renzie and a daughter, Glenda to bless their home. Elva and Renzie shared over 70 years of marriage together until he passed away on March 8th, 2017.

  Elva was employed for Thatcher Glass in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, retiring in 1984 after 15 years of service. She was a member of the Warsaw Baptist Church in Warsaw, Kentucky. Elva resided on Scotts Ridge in Switzerland County since 1956. Elva enjoyed gardening, quilting and cooking. She also enjoyed playing guitar and piano, as well as, singing church hymns. She loved to write short stories.

  Elva was a wonderful homemaker and was the best cook. 

 Elva will be missed by her son, Renzie Powell, Jr. and his wife Thelma of Scotts Ridge; by her daughter, Glenda Roy and her husband Tom of Aurora, Indiana; by her grandchildren: Tommy Joe Powell, Amy (Greg) Hill,  Alisa (Casey) Keith, Julie Ann (Larry) Roy and Summer (Dean) Scheffler; by her great-grandchildren: Brinnick Presley, Emilee (Cameron) Abbott, Evan (Alex) Peelman, Eyan Peelman, Kaylee White, Natalie Tiley, Ellie Keith and Madelyn Keith; by her great-great-grandchildren: Landon White, Mason McMurray, Abby Tiley and Clayten Toops, and Sadilynn Presley; by her twin sister, Alva Cook of Shelbyville, Kentucky; and by her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents: John and Dora Mae (Burke) Rucker; by her husband, Renzie M. Powell, Sr.; by her granddaughter, Glendora Lynn “Dorie” Peelman; by her great-grandson, Thomas Jeffery “TJ” White; by her sisters: Lorena Whitehouse, Louella Rucker, Iva Dean Gabbart and Edith Waits; and by her brothers: Ira B. Rucker, Kenneth Rucker, Marion Rucker and Lee Rucker.

  Friends may call on the family on Thursday, November 4th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, November 4th, following the time of visitation at 1 p.m., by Pastor Patrick Lanman at the funeral home.

   Interment will follow in the Olive Branch Cemetery, Bear Branch, Indiana.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Animal Shelter, Olive Branch Church, or Hospice Care of St. Elizabeth. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Saundra ‘Sonnie’ Hall

  Saundra Jean “Sonnie” Hall, age 78, of Columbus, Indiana, formerly of Lamb, passed away at 7:50 a.m. on Sunday, October 31st, 2021, at the Columbus Transitional Care and Rehab in Columbus, Indiana.

  Sonnie entered this life on July 15th, 1943 in Jefferson County, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late Robert Neville Hall, Sr. and Pauline Jane (Wright) Hall. Sonnie was raised in Lamb, where she resided until 2004.

  She enjoyed playing cards and listening to the radio. Sonnie loved being outdoors, sweet tea, sweets, as well as her baby dolls and purses.

  Sonnie will be sadly missed by her sister and caregiver, Georgine Roberts of Columbus, Indiana. She is also survived by her sister, Marilyn Brown and her husband Gary of Columbus, Indiana; by her brothers: Roger Hall and his wife Lyn of Vevay and Robert Hall, Jr. and his wife Julie of Vevay; and her nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Neville Hall, Sr. and Pauline Jane (Wright) Hall; and her brother-in-law, Paul Roberts.

  Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, November 5th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 5th, by Reverend Mike Barnes at the funeral home.

  Interment will follow in the Brooksburg Cemetery in Brooksburg, Indiana.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Arlen Cutter

  Arlen L. “Sonny” Cutter, age 77, of Fairview, Indiana, passed away at 9:10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 27th, 2021, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

  Arlen entered this life on June 8th, 1944 in Milan, Indiana. He was the son of the late Clarence Robert and Aldean Irene (Cleeter) Cutter. He attended Kindergarten through the 6th grade in Switzerland County. The family then moved to Abingdon, Virginia, where he attended William King School from 7th-9th grade. The family then moved back to the Switzerland County community, where he graduated in 1962 from Vevay High School.

  At the young age of 18, Arlen became a union welder. He was later employed for Contractors United Incorporated in Columbus, Indiana. The business moved to Indianapolis, Indiana where it became Milestone. Arlen was awarded the merit award for outstanding design in structural steel where he was the supervisor for the Columbus Gateway Arch Bridge in 1998. Arlen retired in 2010 after 48 years of service. He was very proud of the bridges he helped build throughout his life.

  After retirement, Sonny began helping his son build his home over the course of four years. Every year, Arlen faithfully attended the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky. He also enjoyed collecting antique toys, license plates and railroad lanterns.

  Sonny also drove his ‘29 Chevy in the movie, ‘A Girl Named Sooner’ which was released in 1975. He loved old tractors and cars and built a John Deere wagon, as well as, remodeled a horse drawn sleigh. Sonny loved his chickens and gardening and enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.

  He was a member of the Antique Machinery Club, Hupmobile Club and the National Rifle Association. He was a proud member of the Carpenters Union Local #1142 of Lawrenceburg, Indiana and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.

  Arlen will be missed by his son, Timothy Cutter and his companion Julie Pike of Bennington; by his granddaughters: Kayla, Mya and Kenli; by his companion, Martha Ann Blodgett of Vevay; by his brothers: Dean Cutter and his wife Kathy of Versailles, Indiana and Denzil Cutter and his wife Peggy of Fairview, Indiana; and by his several nieces, nephews and cousins.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Robert Cutter, who died on October 30th, 1981; by his mother, Aldean Irene (Cleeter) Cutter, who died on March 10th, 2004; and by his sister, Lauragene (Cutter) Filsell,, who died on July 15th, 2016.

  Visitation was held on Saturday, October 30th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, October 30th, following the time of visitation by Reverend Mike Jones at the funeral home. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Audrey Casey

  Audrey Casey, 85, of Campbellsville, Kentucky, formerly of the Allensville community of Switzerland County, passed away at 3:35 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021, in Evansville, Indiana.

  Audrey was born on December 27th, 1935, in Kenton County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late Hillman Harvey Hutchinson and Willie Margaret Adams Hutchinson. She professed faith in Christ early in life. She was currently a member of Faith Covenant Ministries in Campbellsville, Kentucky.

  She united in marriage to Leland Casey September 18th, 1954. He preceded her in death on July 17th, 1993.

  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Angie and Lynn Henderson of Campbellsville, Kentucky; by her two grandsons; by her two great-granddaughters; and by her several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

  Her son, Leland Edward Casey Jr. was a merchant marine who went missing and presumed deceased on January 7th, 1980. She was also preceded in death by her two brothers and one sister.

  A funeral service was held on Saturday, October 23rd, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville, Kentucky. Another funeral service was held at Ware Funeral Home in Cynthiana, Kentucky on Sunday, October 24th.

  Burial was in the Battle Grove Cemetery in Cynthiana, Kentucky.