Obituaries for the week of 2/23/06

34

Max E. Rosenberger

Max E. Rosenberger, 79, of Vevay, passed away Wednesday, February 15th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born August 8th, 1926, in Vevay, the son of Louis R. and Isabella (Webb) Rosenberger, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Vevay and was a 1945 graduate of Vevay High School. He was employed at the early age of 15 at the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay which began a long career in the funeral profession.
He was inducted into the U.S. Army December 22nd, 1945, at Camp Grant, Illinois, rising to the rank of Corporal. He served during World War II as a clerk typist at Headquarters in the Berlin District U.S. Army, Berlin, Germany. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal of Germany. He was honorably discharged December 18th, 1946, at Fort Sheridan, Illinois.
He was united in marriage to Lois Cheever on June 15th, 1947, in Vevay. Unto this union a son and a daughter arrived to bless their home.
After serving in World War II, he entered the Indiana School of Mortuary Science in Indianapolis and graduated in 1948. He began a long career as an Indiana Licensed Funeral Director. He co-owned and operated the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay from 1964-1968. He had also owned and operated the Vevay Package Store during the 1970’s. He retired from Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in 1995.
He was a past member of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. He was a 50-year member of Switzerland Lodge No. 122 F & AM and a member of the Vevay American Legion Post 185. He was a member of Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church in Vevay where he participated in the choir. He was also a member of the Vevay Music Club.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Cheever Rosenberger of Vevay; his daughter, attorney Lisa Rosenberger of Vevay; his grandchildren, April and Crystal Rosenberger; his brother, Albert “Abbie” Rosenberger of Trenton, Florida; six nieces; seven nephews; and other relatives.
He was also preceded in death by his son, Gary D. Rosenberger on December 26th, 1967; his brothers, Oscar L. Rosenberger on October 3rd, 1942 and Richard “Dick” Rosenberger in 1986; his sisters, Mary Jane Fothergill on June 29th, 1989, Anna Margaret Shapiro on May 7th, 2000, and Elizabeth Jean “Betty” Swango on October 22nd, 2002.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 19th, by Reverend Roger Parrott at Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Honor Guard of Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5396. Switzerland Lodge No. 122 F & AM conducted Masonic services at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Memorial contributions may be made to Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church or Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church Choir. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Violet Moore

Violet Ellen (Westfall) Moore, 88, of Vevay, passed away Thursday, February 16th, at Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
She was born April 20th, 1917, in Eglon, West Virginia, the daughter of Jesse Mike Westfall and Virginia Mae (Simpson) Gibson, who both preceded her in death.
She was united in marriage to Olin Kenneth Moore March 28th, 1946, in Lawrenceburg, who passed away in December, 1973.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Patriot Baptist Church. She had resided in Switzerland County the past 50 years. she enjoyed crocheting and making people smile.
Survivors include her daughters, Lucille Mae Woodruff and husband George of Markland and Mary Margaret Tice of Vevay; her son, Thomas Joseph Moore of Vevay; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her sons, Charles Kenneth Moore and Marshall Lee Moore.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 21st, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Lorraine B. Simmons

Lorraine B. Simmons, 85, of Vevay, passed away Sunday, February 19th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born December 24th, 1920, in Owen County, Kentucky, the daughter of Luther and Marie (Boone) Duvall. She owned and operated a restaurant in Vevay for several years. She worked at the former Jackson’s Restaurant in Madison and served as cook at the Jefferson County Jail when Harold “Jug” Raisor was sheriff. She also worked for U.S. Shoe Corporation, was a nurse’s aide at King’s Daughters’ Hospital, and retired as an attendant for Madison State Hospital. She was a member of Brooksburg Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, dancing, singing, playing the harmonica and raising flowers.
On December 24th, 1936, she married Robert D. Simmons, who died April 29th, 1997.
Survivors include her daughter, Sharon S. Bliton and husband Ralph, Jr., of Madison; her sons, James E. Simmons and wife Mary of Vevay, Carroll Thomas Simmons and wife Nancy of Madison, and Robert A. Simmons and wife Alice Elaine of Holton; her grandchildren, Susan Whitham and husband Steve, Sandra Brown and husband Grant, James Robert Simmons and wife Leann, Melissa Frisque and husband Steve, Dawn Fox, Troy Simmons and wife Tammy, Cora Beth Hammonds and husband Kevin, and Tom Simmons; her great-grandchildren, Ashley, Devon, Hope, Gage, Carly, Jeb, Jodie, James, Jessica, Justin, Sidney, Mollie Marie, Greg, Nicole, Luke, Jessie, Janna and Cindy; and her great-great-granddaughter, Autumn Nicole Frisque..
She was also preceded in death by her parents; her grandson, Kenneth Wayne Simmons; her sister, Sally Duvall; and her brother, Estel Duvall.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) by Reverend Michael L. Barnes at Vail-Holt Funeral Home Madison Chapel. Burial will be in the Brooksburg Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. until service time today (Thursday). Memorial contributions may be made to the Brooksburg Baptist Church.

Mary Hess

Mary Edith (Campbell) Hess, 89, of West Lafayette, Indiana, passed away Saturday, February 18th, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in West Lafayette.
She was born March 4th, 1916, in Vevay, the daughter of Ralph Campbell and Edith Goldenberg Hess. She was an employee of Toy Land at Meadows Shopping Center in Indianapolis. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star Millersville Chapter 300, Indianapolis, and served as secretary of the Friendship House Apartment Association and was in charge of Vespers. She enjoyed playing cards and ceramics.
On August 10th, 1935, in Indianapolis, she married Robert C. Hess, who died February 26th, 2001.
Survivors include her son, Donald A. Hess and wife Pat of Greencastle, Indiana; her daughter, Barbara A. Harding and husband Shelby of Richmond, Indiana; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters.
Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, February 21st, by Reverend Roger Parrott with burial in Vevay Cemetery. Soller-Baker Funeral homes, West Lafayette Chapel was in charge of arrangements. www.soller-baker.com.