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William ‘Bill’ Knigga

  William “Bill” Duane Knigga, age 86, passed away on November 9th, 2021.

  Bill was born on December 10th, 1934 the son of Lester and Eleanor (Smith) Knigga. He spent his childhood in Bear Branch, Indiana, playing with his sister, Maxine Bushman, who survives, down at the creek. After graduating from Rising Sun High School he settled into working on the farm.

  Bill enlisted in the U.S. Army and was on active duty from July of 1956 to July of 1958. Stationed in Germany, he worked as a Radio Teletype Operator for the 58th Signal Company.

  Bill married Dorothy (Nickell) on October 20th, 1956. They were blessed with three daughters: Debbie (Art) Todd, Dena Steiner, and Dianne (Brian) Hoffman, who adored their father.

  After retiring from the Cincinnati Enquirer, Bill went to work for Knight’s Inn, where he would take over management and bring the hotel back form imminent closure, then move on to the next one. When he retired for the second time, you could find him sitting on the beach reading a book, playing cards and Jokers with special friends in Titusville, Florida, wining quarters during a bowling game, or in his workshop creating beautiful woodwork.

  Summers you could find Bill playing softball, boating with his family, skiing, fishing, and camping. Bill and Dorothy loved to dance. They had fond memories of clogging and square dancing with friends.

  He dearly loved his nine grandchildren: Josh (Cyndi) Todd, Jaron Todd, Matt Todd, Amber Todd, Toni (Levi) Lawson, Steven (Rachael) Baudendistel, Andrew (Crystal) Baudendistel, Holly (Steven) Antrobus, and Mitch Hoffman; his 16 great-grandchildren and his three great great-grandchildren.

  He will also be missed by his brothers-in-law: Henry and Clayton Nickell; his sister-in-law, Lucille Nickell; and many nieces and nephews.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Dorothy; his son-in-law, Bill Steiner; his brothers-in-law:

Henry Bushman and Lawrence Nickell; and by his sister-in-law, Nancy Nickell.

  Family was received on Friday, November 12th, at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home in Greendale, Indiana. Funeral services were held on Friday, November 12th, following the time of visitation at the funeral home, with Pastor Tim Russell officiating.

Derek Manaugh

  Derek Landon Manaugh, 38, of Sellersburg, Indiana and formerly of Madison, died on Sunday, November 14th, 2021, at Baptist Health in Floyd County, Indiana.

  He was born on January 16th, 1983, in Madison, the son of Barbara VandeWater Manaugh and Randal Manaugh. He attended Pope John Elementary and Shawe Memorial High School, and was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church.

  In high school, he was a stand-out baseball player and pitched an entire game at the state tournament in 2001. He also was a catcher for the American Legion Post 9 baseball team that won a state championship in 2000.

  After high school, he worked for Force Construction Company and was a member of the Laborers Union for five years. He then worked at North American Stainless in Ghent, Kentucky, where he was employed at the time of his death as a crane shift leader.

  He enjoyed watching all sports, playing golf, spending time with family and friends, grilling and cooking, and making people smile.

  Survivors include his parents; his wife, Anastasia Manaugh of Sellersburg; his two children: Landon Manaugh and Emery Manaugh; his sister, Amanda Manaugh Tilley; and his niece and nephew.

  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Harold and Frances VandeWater; and by his paternal grandparents, Gayle and Cloris Manaugh.

  Friends were invited to pay their respects to the family on Wednesday, November 17th, at the Kraft Funeral Chapel in New Albany, Indiana. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 17th, following the time of visitation at the funeral chapel.

  Memorial contributions can be made to Down Syndrome of Louisville at www.dsoflou.org.

  Interment followed in the Akers Cemetery, Friendship, Indiana.

  In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to the Bill Steiner Memorial Fund or St Jude Children’s Hospital.

David Wheeler

  David Brian Wheeler, age 57, of Hanover, Indiana, died at 12:55 p.m. on Friday, November 5th, 2021, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

  David entered this life on January 11th, 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the son of the late David and Patricia Mary O’Neill Wheeler. He was raised in Cincinnati and was a 1986 graduate of Colerain High School. He had attended Jefferson Community College earning certificates in auto mechanics.

  He moved to Switzerland County in 1988 and later to Jefferson County.

  On June 15th, 1995, he was united in marriage to Dee May Wheeler in Lamb, Indiana. This happy union of 26 years was blessed with three sons: Dylan Levi, David Lee and Dakota Brian.

  He enjoyed fishing earlier in life, loved tinkering and fixing cars, working on race cars, and Bengals Football.

  He was currently employed as an automotive mechanic with Advantage Automotive Solutions in Madison.

  He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May of 2021 and fought a courageous battle with the disease. David was a loving husband, devoted dad, grandpa and brother.

  David will be missed by his loving wife of 26 years, Dee May Wheeler of Hanover, Indiana; by his sons: Dakota Brian Wheeler of Hanover, Indiana and Nathan Edwards of Vevay; by his grandchildren Miles and Payton Lynn; by his sisters: Terri Follin and her husband Jack of Cincinnati, Ohio and Tammy Hite and her husband Danny of Hanover, Indiana; by his brother-in-law, Ernie May and his wife Liz of London, Kentucky; by his best friend who was like his brother, Aaron “Grubby” Grubbs of Madison; and other relatives.

  He was preceded in death by his father, David Wheeler; by his mother, Patricia Mary O’Neill Wheeler; by his sons: Dylan Levi Wheeler, who died in 1998 and David Lee Wheeler, who died on June 18th, 2017, and by his best friend who was like his brother, Denton “Uncle Dad” Bush, who died on February 11th, 2021.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Saturday, November 13th, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre – Hanover Chapel, 278 East Main Street Hanover, Indiana. Funeral services were conducted following the time of visitation on Saturday, November 13th, with Pastor Avery Bock officiating at the funeral centre.

  Interment will follow at a later date in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the David B. Wheeler Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Hanover and Madison.

Betty Williams

  Betty Jean (Bone) Williams, age 78, of Vevay, passed away at 5:47 p.m. on Thursday, November 11th, 2021, at the St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood, Kentucky.

  Betty entered this life on July 5th, 1943 in Potosi, Missouri. She was a daughter of the late Louis B. and Lyda (Johnson) Bone. She was raised in Potosi, Missouri and graduated high school in 1987.

  She was a former home health aide in Farmington, Missouri. She was also employed in the automotive industry in Farmington, Missouri. In 2020 when Betty’s health declined she moved to the Vevay community to be with her daughter.

  Betty is survived by her daughter, Barbara Stout and her husband Bruce of Vevay; by her grandchildren: Bradley Horn, Brittney Stout-Travelstead and her husband Brian, Bruce Stout II, and Tiffany Stout; by her great-grandchildren: Alex, Sophie, Audrey, Coco, Oliver, Zander, Jackson and Davanee; and by her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents: Louis B. and Lyda (Johnson) Bone; by her sisters: Beula Wilerford, Margaret Bone, Thelma Boyer, Bermeda Bone and Margie Moss; and by her brother, Louis Bone, Jr.

  A Celebration of Betty’s life will be held at the convenience of the family.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Cards are available at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home, which is assisting the family during this difficult time.