Obituaries 6-9-16


Fred Cuneo

Frederick Irvin “Fred” Cuneo, age 73, of Madison formerly of Moores Hill, Indiana, died on Thursday, May 12th, 2016, at 9:38 a.m. at the Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.

Fred entered this life on July 1st, 1942 in Addyston, Ohio, the son of Harry, Sr. and Lucille Seay Cuneo. He lived in Moores Hill most of his life and attended school there.

He served in the United States Army from 1963-1965.

He was united in marriage on August 5th, 1965 to Donna Homola, and they would raise four daughters: Rena, Kim, Trudy, and JoAnna; and two sons: Christopher and Jody. He was employed as a construction worker, bartender, and the last 21 years of his employment was with Joseph E. Seagram and Sons Distillers in Lawrenceburg.

He was a member of the Hope Baptist Church in Dillsboro and the American Legion Post in Dillsboro. Fred enjoyed fishing, hunting and anything that had to do with nature.

Fred will be missed by his loving daughters: JoAnna Baird of Madison; Rena Hamilton and her husband, Rodney of Dillsboro, Indiana; Kimberly Cuneo and her companion, Robbie Flint of Madison; and Trudy Cuneo of Moores Hill, Indiana; by his loving son: Jody Cuneo of Dillsboro, Indiana; and by several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is also survived by his sisters: Faye Raisor of Milan, Indiana and Joann Broadus of Madison; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Cuneo, Sr.; his mother, Lucille Seay Cuneo; his brothers: Harry Cuneo, Jr. and Fred Cuneo; his sisters: Norma Carrier, Doris Staulback, and Mary Frances Sturgeon Moore; and his son, Christopher Cuneo, who died on January 24th, 2015.

Memorial services will be conducted on Thursday, June 9th, 2016, from 6-8 p.m., by Pastor Tom Holt at the Hope Baptist Church, 15593 U.S. Highway 50 in Dillsboro, Indiana.

Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison is assisting the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Lloyd Cole

Lloyd E. Cole of Milroy, Indiana, passed away on June 5th, 2016, at Morning Breeze, Greensburg, Indiana.

Lloyd was born on February 25th, 1918, the eldest child of late Ottie and Leslie (Sigmon) Cole Peters He was born in a log home near Bennington in Switzerland County.

He was the widower of Ruth (Wilson) Cole.

He was self employed at the owner of Cole Trucking.

Lloyd is survived by two daughters: Sandra (Douglas) Brown of Connersville, Indiana; and Carolyn (Tom) Logsdon, of Milroy, Indiana; by grandchildren: Amy Brown of Connersville, Indiana; Christopher Brown of Greenwood, Indiana; Gary (Georgianna) Cole of Milroy, Indiana; Kyle (Jessica) Cole, of Greenwood Indiana; Brian (Mandi) Logsdon and Chad Logsdon, both of Greensburg.

He is also survived by his great-grandchildren: Christa Speers, Joshua Speers, Andrew Speers, Bryce Logsdon, Tyler Logsdon, Whitney Cole, Brooklyn Cole, and Blake Cole; and his great-great grandson.

Also surviving are his sisters: Estene Leap of Vevay and Cleo Tichenor of Connersville; his sister-in-law, Wynola Cole of Columbus, Georgia; and many nieces and nephews.

Lloyd was preceded by his loving wife Ruth, who passed away on December 13th, 1991; by his son, Lloyd Eugene Cole, who died on January 20th, 2015; by wife Martha; brothers Theodore and Ulia Cole; and brothers-in-law, Joseph Leap and Ray Tichenor.

Funeral arrangements will be made at the convenience of the family. Burns Funeral Home in Milroy is assisting the family. Burial will be at East Brook Cemetery in Milroy.

Memorials to the East Brook Cemetery Association c/o Burns Funeral Home, Box155, Milroy, Indiana, 46156.

Wayne Ashcraft

Howard Wayne Ashcraft, 54, of Rising Sun, passed away at 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 4th, 2016, at his residence.

Wayne was born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on June 3rd, 1962, a son of Alice (Thies) Ashcraft and the late Albert Henry Ashcraft. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School Class of 1981 and also attended ITT Tech in Indianapolis.

Wayne served his country in the U.S. Army. He worked as a lead slot tech at Rising Star Casino in Rising Sun. Wayne was a former Cub and Boy Scout leader. He enjoyed fishing, camping, woodworking and tinkering with anything that needed fixed. Wayne also loved to ride his motorcycle.

On May 5th, 1989 in Rising Sun, he married Susan Marie (Kittle) Ashcraft, who survives him. Wayne was a loving husband, father, son, grandfather and brother who will be deeply missed.

In addition to his loving wife Susan, Wayne is survived three daughters: Creola Michelle Chase (Mike) of Fairview; Grace Marie Bright of Greenwood, Indiana; and Alicia Ann Ashcraft of Rising Sun; by two sons: Joshua Wayne Ashcraft and Michael David Ashcraft, both of Rising Sun; by his mother, Alice Ashcraft of Rising Sun; by a sister, Kristi Gray; and by grandchildren: Syndi, Aylah, and Brylee Chase; Trevor Ferrari; Thomas Etzel, Jr. (Little T); Lily and Alex Bright; and Isaac Howard Ashcraft.

He is also survived by his father and mother-in-law, David and Evelyn Kittle; brother-in-law Raymond Kittle; sisters-in-law Diane Scudder (Dale) and Jolie Zielke all of Rising Sun; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 9th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Friends are invited to call on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Markland Funeral Home.

Burial will be at the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Mark Holtegel

Mark J. “Too Tall” Holtegel, age 61, passed away on Thursday, May 26th, 2016, in Vevay.

He was born on September 18th, 1954 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of the late Harold and Ruth (nee Dachenbach) Holtegel.

Mark is survived by his sister, Sandy Holtegel; his brother, Jeff Holtegel, one niece, one nephew, and several great nieces and nephews.

A memorial visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday June 9th, 2016 at Swiss Villa Nursing Home, 1023 West Main Street, Vevay.

The Webster Funeral Home in Fairfield, Ohio, is serving the family.

Dorothy Nicholas

Dorothy E. Nicholas, 91, of Scottsburg, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 at Scott Memorial Hospital.

She was born on April 2nd, 1925 in Orleans, Indiana, the daughter of the late Samuel Emmett Wells and Cora Isabelle (Barrett) Wells.

Dorothy graduated from Vevay High School in 1942, and later earned her L.P.N. Degree from the Prosser School of Nursing in New Albany, Indiana. She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse for Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg, Indiana; and was a member of the Zoah Christian Church Scottsburg, where she served as the Sunday School Teacher for Zoah Young People Class. She belonged to the Lydia Dorcas Ladies Circle and also wrote the church newsletter. Dorothy was a founding member of the Scott Memorial Hospital Guild.

Survivors include her son: Dennis L. “Nick” (Kathy) Nicholas of Scottsburg, Indiana; four daughters: Donna L. Robertson of Columbus, Indiana; Dee Dee L. (Danny) Zollman of Scottsburg, Indiana; Dorinda L. (Jeff) Sneed of Hope, Indiana; and Dixie L. (Ben) Carter of Salem, Indiana; and seven grandchildren: Ryan Sneed (Anna), Leah Konetzka (Dane), Karen Hall (Brandon), Jill Wagler (Josh), Amberley Kendall (Jason), Brice Nicholas (Charity) and Cora Carter. She is also survived by five great grandchildren: Avery, Brandt, Haylee, Mavric and Karli.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Nicholas; three sisters: Melvina Wells, Lena Bennett and Lillian Murphy; and one brother, Samuel L. Wells.

Funeral Service were conducted on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 at Zoah Christian Church, with burial in Zoah Cemetery. Visitation was held prior to the funeral at the church.

Memorial Contributions: Zoah Christian Church Building Fund c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana.

Ernie McKenzie

Ernest Ray “Ernie” McKenzie, age 71, of Vevay, passed away at 8:09 a.m. on Sunday June 5th, 2016, at his residence.

Ernie entered this life on February 5th, 1945, in Madison, the loving son of the late Leslie McKenzie and Mary Ellen (Cole) McKenzie McClellan. He was raised in Vevay, where he was a 1965 graduate of Vevay High School.

Ernie was inducted into the United States Air Force on July 8th, 1965 in Cincinnati, Ohio, serving during the Vietnam War. He earned the National Defense Service Medal and the Air Force Medal 900-3. Ernie was honorably discharged with the rank of Airman Basic on March 30th, 1969 in Fairfield, California.

Ernie was united in marriage on October 23rd, 1973 at the St. John Bosco Church in Hammond, Indiana, to Shirley Pavich; and to this union arrived two sons, Benjamin and Michael, to bless their home.

Ernie was employed as an iron worker and welder for the LTV Steel in East Chicago, Illinois, retiring in 2004 after 32 years of service. He was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396, where he served faithfully on the Honor Guard.

Ernie resided in the Vevay community since 2004 where he owned and operated Ernie’s Woodworks. Ernie enjoyed woodworking, riding his motorcycle and driving around town. Ernie will be remembered for his indecipherable personality and his famous sayings such as, “Whatcha call it?” “What’s his name?” and “Oh they live down that one street.”

Ernie will be deeply missed by his family, his friends and his community. You were truly one of a kind and the Vevay community will be a little duller now without you.

Ernie will be dearly missed by his sons: Benjamin McKenzie of Bellvue, Ohio and Michael McKenzie of Lake Station, Indiana; his several grandchildren; his brothers: Donald McKenzie and his wife: Mardi of Tuttle, Oklahoma and Robert McKenzie and his wife: Lynda of Vevay; his sisters: Lona Mathews of Largo, Florida; Betty Scott of Vevay; and Loretta Hayes and her husband: Paul of Vevay; his sister-in-law: Judy Kay White of Vevay; and his several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Leslie McKenzie and Mary Ellen (Cole) McKenzie McClellan; his brothers: Lewis Edward McKenzie, who died on October 1st, 1989; David “Buck” White, who died on November 13th, 2003; Richard “Rick” McKenzie, who died on August 1st, 2010; and Elmer Lloyd “Dumpy” White, who died on February 23rd, 2014; by his nephews: Richard L. “Dickie” White and R.J. Mathews; and his nieces: Megan Shelby Hayes and Loni Amber Lynn Turner.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 10th, 2016, at 1 p.m., by Pastor K.C. Banta at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment and full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the Vevay Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, June 10th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Vevay American Legion Post #185 Relief Fund or to the Loni Amber Lynn Turner Scholarship Fund, c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Cards are available at the funeral home.