Obituaries 4-26-18

Adam Deitrich, Daniel Dilger, John Gray, Sandra Gulley, Raymond ‘Jabo’ Konkle, Arthur ‘Jack’ Martin, Thomas Stephenson.

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Raymond ‘Jabo’ Konkle

  Raymond Jesse “Jabo” Konkle, age 82, of Vevay, died at 6:18 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018, at his residence.

  Jabo entered this life on April 19th, 1936, in Switzerland County, the son of the late Ross and Alta (Beach) Konkle. He was raised in Switzerland County, where he attended school.

  Jabo was employed as a heavy equipment operator for 28 years. He was also a former employee for Randall Textron, Inc., in Vevay, and enjoyed farming most of his life. He loved dogs and enjoyed fishing, walking, playing pool, working on puzzles and always lended a helping hand to his neighbors.

  Jabo has resided most of his life in the Switzerland County community. Jabo will we missed by his family and friends.

  Raymond will be missed by his cousin and caregiver, Steve and Brenda Beach of near Moorefield; and his several nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Alta (Beach) Konkle; his brothers: Donnie Konkle, who died on December 26th, 2004, and Damon Konkle; by his half-sisters: Juanita McEntire, who died on June 21st, 2002 and Margaret Siemago.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, April 25th, with Pastor Joe Lamson officiating, at the funeral home. Interment followed in the Pleasant Cemetery, Pleasant, Indiana.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Riverview Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

 

 

Sandra Gulley

  Sandra Jo Gulley, 49, of Vevay, passed away at 3:02 p.m. on Friday, April 20th, 2018 at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

  Sandra was born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on April 29th, 1968, the daughter of the late Helen (Henry) Gulley and William Frank Gulley, Sr. She attended Patriot Grade School and Switzerland County High School.

  Sandy formerly worked at the restaurant in East Enterprise and at the Ogle House in Vevay. She also worked as a nurse’s aide at Swiss Villa and the Rising Sun Care Center. Sandy enjoyed crocheting, growing flowers and spending time with her family and friends.

  Sandra is survived by four sisters: Janet Smith and her husband Jim of Patriot; Rita Turner and her husband Tom of Rising Sun; Pam Jones and her husband Bennie of Barboursville, Kentucky; and Gina Hammond and her husband Dwight of Warsaw, Kentucky. She is also survived by three brothers: William “Bill” Gulley, of Vevay; Kenny Gulley, of Vevay; and Allen Gulley, of Vevay. Sandy is also survived by her special pet “Miss Piggy”.

  Sandy was preceded in death by her parents; by her sister Julie Raisor; and by nephew Ryan Raisor.

  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 24th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Pastor Mike Jones officiating. Friends were invited to call on the family on Tuesday, April 24th, prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home. Burial was at Eastview Cemetery in Patriot.

  Memorial donations may be made to the family.

 

 

Daniel Dilger

  Daniel Nikolaus Johannes Dilger, age 24, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away from a rare medical complication at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018, at his residence.

  Daniel entered this life on November 29th, 1993, in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany, the loving son of Nikolaus and Tonya L. (Higgins) Dilger. Daniel was raised in Union, Kentucky, and was a 2012 graduate of Ryle High School in Union, Kentucky and the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

  A National Merit Finalist, he worked on a cryptography research project while at the Gatton Academy. After graduating from high school, Daniel received a paid summer internship at the Technical University in Dortmund, Germany, where he was a programmer and tester for the project “Preserving Confidentiality in Multiagent Systems.” He earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics from the University of Kentucky on May 5th, 2017.

  Before graduation, Daniel was a Peer Teaching Assistant for Freshman Engineering Honors courses at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, from Fall 2013-Spring 2014. He was also a Process Automation Intern at ArcelorMittal in Cleveland, Ohio, in the summers of 2014, 2015 and 2016. After graduating from the University of Kentucky, Daniel was employed by Tata Consultancy Services in Milford, Ohio, as a Software Engineer.

  Daniel was a member of St. Timothy Catholic Church in Union, Kentucky. Daniel enjoyed running marathons with his dad, swimming, biking, jogging, mathematics, programming AI chess games and building electronic circuitry with his siblings. He will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends.

  Daniel will be deeply missed by his loving parents, Nikolaus and Tonya L. (Higgins) Dilger of Union, Kentucky; by his sister, Isabella Dilger of Union, Kentucky; by his brothers, Alexander and Lucas Dilger of Union, Kentucky; by the love of his life, Makayla McLelland of West Chester, Ohio; his maternal grandparents, John F. and Barbara (Hart) Higgins of Canaan, Indiana; and his paternal grandmother, Ilse (Maschmeier) Dilger of Bochum, Germany.

  He is also survived by his aunts and uncles: Bettina Dilger and Gerhard Rocholl of Gelsenkirchen, Germany, John Matthew “Joey” and Debbie Higgins of Canaan, Indiana, and Alexander and Katrin Dilger of Dortmund, Germany; his cousins: Julia and Christopher Rocholl and Fabian and Sophia Dilger; his great-uncles and great-aunts, Harold David and Donna Hart of Charlestown, Indiana, Larry and Donna Higgins of Columbus, Indiana and William Robert Hart of Canaan, Indiana, Wilhelm and Eva-Maria (Dilger) Schrörs of Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany, Konrad Dilger and Hildegard Thorissen of Hamburg, Germany, Hubert and Monika Dilger of Wörth-Schaid, Germany, Hildegard Dilger of Köln, Germany, Mechtild Dilger and Eberhard Meyer of Aachen, Germany, and Dieter Maschmeier of Ense, Germany.

  He was preceded in death by his brother, Patrick Jakob Nathan “Pat-Pat” Dilger, who died on November 10th, 1996; by his sister, Carmen Barbara Tonya Dilger, who died on January 20th, 2005; his paternal grandfather, Bernhard Dilger, who died on June 2nd, 2016; his maternal great-grandparents, Harold and Frances (O’Connell) Hart and John and Mary Perle (Clements) Higgins; his cousin, Jacqueline Elaine “Jacqui” Higgins, who died on April 21st, 2013; his great-uncle, Charles Hart, who died on February 28th, 2016; his paternal great-uncle, Ludwig Maschmeier, who died on June 24th, 2003; his paternal great-aunts, Louise (Maschmeier) Holsboer, who died on November 2nd, 2004 and Regina Fuchs-Dilger, who died on January 30th, 2001.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Sunday, April 22nd, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services were then conducted on Sunday, April 22nd, by Pastor Chris Clemans, Father Rick Bolte and Father Ross Kelsch at the funeral home. Interment followed in the Caledonia Cemetery, Pleasant.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Daniel Dilger Remembrance Fund, c/o Tonya Dilger. Cards are available at the funeral home.

 

 

John Gray

  John C. Gray, 67, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away at 6:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 at Mercy Anderson Hospital in Cincinnati.

  He was born near Olean, Indiana on September 17th, 1950 the son of Gilbert and Evelyn Lane Gray.

  John was a 1968 graduate of South Ripley High School and studied diesel mechanics at the Southeastern Career Center. He was a former resident of Olean and Vevay and was a former bus driver for the Switzerland County Schools. He had also worked with his brother Gary in the excavation business. John was a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship.

  Survivors include one son, Glen Edward Gray of Versailles, Indiana; by three brothers: Glen Gray of Milan, Indiana, Robert (Linda) Gray of Versailles, Indiana, and Ronald (Linda) Gray of Farmers Retreat, Indiana; by three sisters: Wanda Gray of Versailles, Indiana, Janice (Wayne) Linkmeyer of Cross Plains, Indiana, and Hope Gray of Olean, Indiana.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; and by his brothers: Gary Gray and Gene Gray.

  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 25th at Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship with Reverend Sherman Hughes officiating. Burial was in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles, Indiana. Visitation was held on Tuesday, April 24th at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles, and prior to the beginning of the services on Wednesday at the church.

  Memorials may be given to the Bear Creek Baptist Church or the Cliff Hill Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

 

Adam Deitrich

  Adam Tyler Deitrich, 28, of Star City, Indiana, passed away at 10:37 a.m. on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 surrounded by his family at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

  He was born on July 22nd, 1989 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of David Clark Myers and Melissa Jane Deitrich. Adam graduated from Winamac High School in 2008. While he was in high school, he was active in football and golf, and attended the First United Methodist Church of Winamac. He was a 10 year 4-H member in Pulaski County and especially enjoyed helping his sister, Peyton, with her swine projects.

  Adam graduated from Purdue University in 2012 and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics. While at Purdue, Adam was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho, Delta Chapter.

  Adam was currently employed at Co-Alliance LLP in Reynolds, Indiana, where he was growing his passion for agricultural sales through Ag Retail. He was a member of the Star City Lions Club and Winamac Eagles Lodge #2580. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing golf. He was an avid IU Basketball and Chicago Cubs fan.

  Adam will always be remembered for his contagious smile, bright blue eyes, orneriness, and his ability to make others laugh. He was known to be the friend who would drop everything to help someone in need. Adam will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him.

  He is survived by his parents, Melissa and Art Newman of Winamac, Indiana; his sisters Brianna (Bradley Dragoon) Deitrich, New York, New York and Peyton Newman of Winamac, Indiana; by step brothers: Jason Newman, Culver, Indiana and  Matt (Catie) Newman, Monterey, Indiana; and by his maternal grandmother, Sandra (Joe) Hulsizer of Logansport, Indiana.

  He is also survived by his aunts and uncles: Mike (Karen) Deitrich, Ronda Deitrich, Lisa Penny, Robert Deitrich, John (Jeanne) Newman, Herb (Janet) Newman, Barb (Warren) Penrod, Geri Newman, Mary Newman of Switzerland County, Marilyn Newman, Karla Allen and Roanna Hepburn; and by numerous cousins and close friends.

  He was preceded in death by his father, David Clark Myers; his maternal grandfather, Ronald Deitrich; by his paternal step grandparents: Herb and Norma Newman; and by his uncles: Daryl Deitrich and Ed Newman.

  Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, April 25th, at the First United Methodist Church of Winamac with Pastor Dave Marty officiating.

  Visitation was held on Tuesday, April 24th, at the First United Methodist Church of Winamac, and also prior to the time of the services on Wednesday April 25. An Eagle’s Memorial Service took place on Tuesday at the church. Burial was at St. John’s Cemetery in Logansport, Indiana.

  Memorial Contributions may be made to the family for a scholarship that will be established in Adam’s memory. Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, Indiana.

 

 

Thomas Stephenson

  Thomas Stephenson, 46, of Cincinnati, Ohio passed away on Saturday, April 21st, 2018.

  He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 16th, 1972, the son of Thomas Stephenson, Sr., and Debbie (Wagner) Dobkins.

  Thomas is survived by his mother, Debbie Dobkins; his father, Thomas Stephenson Sr.; his children, Sean, Katlyn, Sarah Stephenson, all formerly of Switzerland County; his sister, Michelle Howard; his step-sister, Belinda Borne; his niece, Emily Lewis; his nephew, Peyton Lewis; and a host of other family members and friends.

  Visitation will be held on Friday, April 27th, 2018 from 11 a.m. until the time of service, which will begin at noon at the Newcomer West Side Chapel, 3300 Parkcrest Lane, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45211.

 

 

Arthur ‘Jack’ Martin

  Arthur D. (Jack) Martin Jr., 68, of Versailles, Indiana, passed away at 1:35 p.m. on Monday, April 23rd, 2018 at his home.

  He was born at home in Ohio County on November 23rd, 1949, the son of Arthur Sr. and Mary Smith Martin.

  He was married to Sharon Hubbard on May 26th, 1972 and she survives. Jack and Sharon resided on their farm south of Versailles for over 30 years where Jack raised cattle, hogs, and goats.

  Jack was a 1968 graduate of Moores Hill High School. He learned the butchering trade from Joe Kelly while working for Bob Whitaker in Dillsboro; and later spent his career working as a meat cutter in grocery stores in Versailles, Madison, and Vevay.

  He also worked a s a hod carrier for Bradford Masonry in Versailles. Jack was a member of the Dabney Baptist Church.

  In addition to his wife, Sharon, Jack is survived by: one son Jim (Chrystal) Martin of Cross Plains, Indiana; by one daughter Jackie (John) Reinecke of Cold Spring, Kentucky; by three grandchildren: Jahlee, Jack, and Javis Reinecke; by one sister Esther (Bill) Peters of Madison; and by his father-in-law Lonnie Hubbard of Moores Hill, Indiana.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers Leslie and David Martin.

  Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 27th at 10:30 a.m. at the Dabney Baptist Church with Reverend Michael Bell officiating. Burial will be in the Dabney Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, April 26th, from 5-8 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles, Indiana; and from 9:30 a.m. until time of services Friday at the Church.

  Memorials may be given to the Dabney Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.