Obituaries week of 1-21-10


Howard G. Wiesmann

Howard G. Wiesmann, 79, of Bear Branch, passed away at 3:06 p.m. Sunday, January 17th, 2010, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

He was born June 22nd, 1930, in Hamilton, County, Ohio, the son of Jacob J. and Eleanor Catherine (Henn) Wiesmann, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in South Cumminsville and College Hills in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Roger Bacon High School and Hughes High School in Cincinnati.

He was united in marriage on July 1st, 1950, in Rising Sun, to Velma L. Oatman. Unto this union a son and a daughter arrived to bless their home. They had enjoyed over 59 years of marriage together.

He co-owned A & W Milling, Inc., in Bear Branch with Harry Althoff for 44 years. He was employed with the Cincinnati Mine Machinery and Tool Company from 1948-1954. He served as an Ohio County Councilman since 1969. He served on the board of directors of Vevay Deposit Bank from 1970-2001. He was a member of the Ohio County Soil and Water Conservation District board. He served as a Deacon and was a faithful member of Olive Branch Baptist Church in Bear Branch. He was a founder of the Bear Branch Volunteer Fire Department where he served as a fireman, secretary and treasurer from 1969-1995. He will be remembered for his love of gardening, leadership and his service to his communities.

Survivors include his wife, Velma L. Wiesmann of Dillsboro; his son, Eugene Wiesmann and wife Sherrie of Vevay; his daughter, Debbie Alford and husband Dennis of Fairview; his grandchildren, Cheryle Peelman, Christina Hildebrand, Tonya Dreyer and Dustin Alford; his great-grandchildren, Jacey Peelman, Alexis Dreyer and Nathan Hildebrand; his brothers, Don Wiesmann and wife Charlotte of Burlington, Kentucky and Glen Wiesmann of Florence, Kentucky; his sisters, Shirley Marshall and husband Alan of Eugene, Oregon and Pam Allen and husband Rich of Logan, Utah; his sisters-in-law, Eileen Wiesmann of East Enterprise, Connie Wiesmann of Greendale, Kathy Wiesmann of Milford Heights, Ohio, and Diane Wiesmann Schuck of Aurora; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Jacob R., Kenneth and Ronald H. Wiesmann; and his sister, Angela Townsley.

Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Pat Lanman at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, January 21st) at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery in Bear Branch. Memorial contributions may be made to the Olive Branch Baptist Church, Community Foundation of Ohio County and Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Richard Teuschler

Richard Joseph Teuschler, 81, of Vevay, passed away at 4:21 p.m. Wednesday, January 13th, 2010, at his home.

He was born August 12th, 1928, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Joseph Henry and Eva (Welsh) Teuschler, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Cincinnati where he attended school.

He was united in marriage on April 21st, 1951, in Lawrenceburg, to Claire Francis Press. Unto this union six daughters and one son arrived to bless their home.

He was inducted into the U.S. Army on December 14th, 1950, in Cincinnati, Ohio, rising to the rank of Corporal, serving during the Korean War. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, the Army Occupation Medal (Japan) and the Korean Service Medal with One Bronze Battle Star. He was transferred to the Army Reserves on September 15th, 1952 and was honorably discharged on March 15th, 1957.

He was a brick mason for various contractors and Union Local #18 in Cincinnati for over 4 0 years. His passion was farming and he purchased his first farm at the age of 19 where he enjoyed raising his farm animals. He had resided in Connersville for 31 years, before moving to Vevay to be near their daughter. He was a member of t he Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay.

Survivors include his wife, Claire Francis Teuschler of Vevay; his daughters, Linda Kitts and husband Ernie of Vevay, Regina Porter and husband Douglas of Destin, Florida, Amy David of Tennessee, Mary Ross and husband Randy of Strunk, Kentucky, Beth Hudson of Rutledge, Tennessee, and Sarah Stewart and husband David of Ponca City, Florida; his son, Mark Teuschler and wife Caroline of Centerville, Indiana; 19 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Metz; and his infant brother, Joseph Teuschler.

Mass of Christian Burial was conducted by Reverend John Meyer Saturday, January 16th, at Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Robert Kashman

Robert Dean Kashman, 79, of Patriot, passed away Saturday, January 16th, 2010, at his home.

He was born October 23rd, 1930, in Indianapolis, the son of John and Ruth (Dean) Kashman. He was the sixth child of eight: Iona Mabel, Kathryn Frances, Rosalie Ann, Norma Jean, John Leroy, Robert Dean, William Edward and Nancy Lee. On February 1st, 1951, he joined the Indiana Air National Guard and was then activated into the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and then a t the 78th Air Base Squadron, Truax Field, Madison, Wisconsin. He parted from the service on September 8th, 1952, as Airman First Class, having served three years, 10 months and two days.

In 1959, he moved to California where he was a U.S. Mail carrier for 24 years until he retired on disability in 1982. Even though he remained single and never had any children of his own he dedicated his life to acting as a surrogate father to the children of Nancy, Mark Anthony and Larry Allen, and grandchild Nathaniel Anthony.

He is survived by his sisters, Rosalie Ellis and Nancy White; his brother, Bill Kashman; and many nephews and nieces. He returned home to Indiana in November, 2003, settling in Patriot where he once again enjoyed Indiana hospitality and country living. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Mass was held Wednesday, January 20th, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aurora. Memorial contributions may be made to Dearborn County Home Health and Hospice. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun was in charge of arrangements.

Charles Stewart

Charles David Stewart, 81, of Madison, passed away at 9:05 p.m. Friday, January 15th, 2010, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born August 18th, 1928, in Quercus Grove, the son of Albert and Hannah Ruth (Knox) Stewart, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in the Quercus Grove and Patriot communities. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on March 26th, 1951, and rose to the rank of sergeant during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on July 16th, 1957.

He was united in marriage on June 24th, 1970, in Warsaw, Kentucky, to Irene Scudder. They were blessed with three daughters to bless their home. He had resided in Madison the past 38 years. He worked early in life for Dravo Construction Company to help construct the Markland Dam in Switzerland County. He retired after 20 years of service with Arvin Industries in North Vernon. He was a member of North Madison Baptist Church in Madison.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Scudder Stewart of Madison; his daughters, Marilyn Morris and husband Earl of Fairview, Beverly Purdy and husband Don of Kingsland, Georgia, and Delores Simmonds and husband Harry Robert of Hanover; his grandchildren, Cathy, Dan, Shirley Jean, Laquita Jo, Jonnie Gayle, John, James and Joseph; nine great-grandchildren; his niece, Mary Louise Flynn and husband Johnny of Carrollton, Kentucky; his nephew, Reddford Thomas and wife Ruthie of Napoleon, Kentucky; his sister-in-law, Juanita Scudder of Pleasant; and several other nieces, nephews and relatives.

He was also preceded in death by his grandson, David Morris on February 21st, 1996; his brothers, Paul, Raymond, Frank and Elmo Stewart; his sisters, Kathryn Nolte, Elizabeth Wallace, Loretta Johnson and Edna Lock; his half sisters, Stella Parton and Laura Stewart.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Joel Almaroad Tuesday, January 19th, at Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel in Madison with full military honors conducted in the chapel by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion with interment following. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of King’s Daughters’ Hospital or the American Cancer Society. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Amelia Cole

Amelia Ann Cole, 76, of Aurora, passed away Sunday, January 17th, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

She was born Tuesday, October 17th, 1933, in Switzerland County, the daughter of the late Maurice Cole and the late Gladys Humphrey Cole.

Survivors include her sister, Gladys (Leroy) Armstrong of Aurora; her niece, Jennifer Kruse of Aurora, and her nephew, Ed Armstrong of Aurora.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. Friday, January 22nd, at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home in Aurora. Burial will be in Jacksonville Cemetery near Center Square. Contributions may be made to the Aurora Life Squad or the Aurora Fire Department by calling the funeral home office at 812-926-1450 so the family may be notified of your donation with a card. Visit: