Obituaries for the week of 4/7/05


Harold Lewis

Harold Tevis Lewis, 86, passed away Monday, December 13th, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
He was born Tuesday, March 5th, 1918. He was the youngest of seven children. After the death of his mother when he was only one month old he was raised by his Uncle Jess and Aunt Clara Lewis in Indianapolis. He attended school in Indianapolis. After school he joined the CCC Camp and then was drafted in 1943. He later boarded a ship and fought against the German forces. He also served in Rome and Naples and Anzio Beach, where he was wounded. He also met Dabby Whitham of Vevay while there. He served three years, three months and three days.
After returning from the service he married Hazel Holton of Oregon and lived there the rest of his life. He worked at a lumber mill.
Survivors include his adopted daughter, Chris Hamel of Las Vegas, Nevada; his sister, Gladys Gullion of Vevay; his brother, Roy “Jack” Lewis of Lebanon, Indiana; his stepsister, Eleanor Knigga of Bear Branch; his cousin, Jess Lewis; and a host of many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his uncle and aunt who raised him; his brothers, Clyde and Edgar “Pete” Lewis; his sisters, Olive Hayes and Mary Lakeman; and his half sister, Becky Keith.
A graveside service will be conducted Saturday, April 9th, at 11 a.m. by Reverend Ronald Sandidge with burial in New Liberty Cemetery near East Enterprise. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at

Zoltan P. Dobsa

Zoltan P. Dobsa, 79, of Cincinnati and Oroshaza, Hungary, and formerly of Vevay, passed away Friday, March 25th.
He earned his degree in agricultural engineering in Budapest, Hungary, prior to World War II, when he enlisted in the Hungarian Army. Upon immigrating to the United States in 1950, with his wife Ida; brother-in-law, Charles Ujvary; and his mother and father-in-law, Karoly Ujvary, he received his associates degree from the University of Cincinnati while working full time. He retired after more than 30 years at Proctor and Gamble.
He had many hobbies, including photography, water skiing, and horseback riding. He enjoyed raising Black Angus cattle and farming on his farm outside of Vevay where he was a friend to many neighbors on Parks Ridge. He was truly an outdoorsman hunter. He held the record for the largest deer in Indiana until a year ago. He was surrounded by many friends.
He is survived by his brothers, Gyula and wife Julia of Hungary; Dr. Imre Szendi-Horvath and wife Jennifer; and Dora Mitro; and close family friends, Gertrude Jacob and the late Carl Jacob; Karen Jacob and husband John; Philip and Gayley Hautzenroeder.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 10th, at 1 p.m. (slow time) at the Hillside Chapel and Crematorium, 5256 W. Martin Luther King Dr., Cincinnati. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. (slow time). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. The Anderson Funeral Homes of Cincinnati are in charge of arrangements.

Jeremy A. Riley

Jeremy A. Riley, 20, of New Castle, passed away Wednesday, March 30th, in Indianapolis.
He was born May 30th, 1984, the son of Karl and Nancy (Dickerson) Riley in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
He was a 2002 graduate of Shenandoah High School. He attended Ball State University where he majored in business. He was currently working at DeBruhl Construction in Cadiz. Sharing his life with his sons was his greatest joy. He also enjoyed fishing, building models, working on his car and four wheeling.
Survivors include his father, Karl Riley, and his mother, Nancy (Dickerson) Riley, both of New Castle; his sister, Kasey Hart and husband Justin of New Castle; his sons, Garrettt and Gavin Riley, and their mother, Lyndsey Atkinson, all of Middletown; his maternal grandparents, Janet and Wayne Howell of Vevay; his uncle, Kent Riley and wife Michelle of Madison; his aunts, Wilma Swango and husband Tim, and Tina Peelman and husband Terry, all of Vevay; his special friend, Sarah Goldsmith of Muncie; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Raymond and Dorothy Riley; his maternal grandfather, Clarence Dickerson; and his great-grandmother, Rosella Donselman.
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 3rd, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service of New Castle with Reverend Jeff Gramza officiating. Family and friends met Monday, April 4th, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New Castle to go in procession to Millers Cemetery in Middletown for burial. Memorial contributions may be made to a trust fund for Garrett and Gavin Riley.

Keith Minger

Keith Minger, 85, of Milan, passed away Wednesday, March 30th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born April 11th, 1919, in Versailles, the son of Clarence C. and Bertha Jane (Wetzler) Minger. He retired as a member of the fire brigade at Jefferson Proving Grounds. He was a member of the Milan United Methodist Church and the Disabled American Veterans.
On April 14th, 1940, he married Eva Mae Craig.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Eva Mae (Craig) Minger; his sons, Maurice K. Minger and wife Catherine of Milan, Jerry L. Minger and wife Tammy of Bloomington, Roger L. Minger of Milan, and Larry D. Minger of Milan; his daughter, Frances Kay Minger and husband Mike Koontz of Bloomington; his sisters, Ruth Havey of Lawrenceburg and Norma Lee Bradford of Burlington, Kentucky; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, John, Earl and Robert Minger; and his sister, Wilma Terry.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 2nd, by Reverend Stormey Sherer-Berry at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home in Moores Hill. Burial was in East View Cemetery in Patriot with military rites conducted at the graveside by Milan Legion Post 235. Memorial contributions may be made to the Association of Milan United Methodist Church.