Obituaries 09/02/2021

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Anthony ‘Tony’ Christiani

  Anthony Bernard “Tony” Christiani, age 84, of Florence, Indiana, passed away on Friday, August 27th, 2021, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

  Tony entered this life on August 16th, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan. He was the son of the late Bernard Bruno and Johanna (Bartosek) Christiani. He was raised in Detroit, Michigan where he was a 1955 graduate of Wilbur Wright High School. Tony studied engineering at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

  He was inducted into the Army National Guard on February 14th, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan. He rose to the rate of Sergeant and specialized as an infantry communication specialist. He earned the Marksman Badge with Carbine Cal. 30, Rifle Cal. .30 Ml Clasp and the Sharpshooter Badge with Pistol Cal. 45 Clasp. Tony was honorably discharged on February 13, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan. Tony reenlisted on February 14, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan and specialized as the radio team chief. He received the Expert Badge with Carbine Clasp, Sharpshooter Badge with Rifle Clasp and the Broadsword Service Medal. Tony was honorably discharged on January 31st, 1964 after eight years of service.

  Tony was united in marriage on February 8th, 1958 in Allen Park, Michigan to Mary Louise Gierada. This happy union was blessed with five children. Tony and Mary shared 62 years of marriage together until she passed away on March 16th, 2020.

  Tony was an electrician for several years in Tampa, Florida and Detroit, Michigan. He also owned and operated Jackson Bicycle Store in Tampa, Florida for six years. Tony and Mary resided in Tampa, Florida for 30 years until moving to the Florence, Indiana community in 2003-2004.

  Tony was a faithful member of the Knights of Columbus and was an honorable 4th degree member. He was also a faithful member of the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay,  and was a former member of The Wheelmen Club. Tony enjoyed woodworking, fishing, electrical work, playing cards, sailing and boating, as well as, gardening and needlepoint.

  Tony will be missed by his children: Phillip Christiani and his wife Tara of Tampa, Florida, Felicia Lynam and her husband David of Vevay, Jennifer Dadabbo and her husband Dominic of Waxhaw, North Carolina, David Christiani and his wife Pamela of Spring Hills, Florida, and Matthew Christiani and his wife Wendy of Cedar, Michigan; by his grandchildren: Nick Christiani, Jason Humbert, Stephanie Patten, Kevin Christiani, Tim Christiani, Lindsay Duncan and Craig Dadabbo; by his great-grandchildren: Davin, Brody, Harper, Madison, Elizabeth, Margot and Parker; by his brother, Paul Christiani and his wife Sandy of Port St. Lucie, Florida; by his nieces and nephews: Kenny, Michael, Paul, James, David, Marcy and Paul; and by his brother-in-law, Ted Felegy.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Bernard Bruno Christiani; by his mother, Johanna (Bartoszek) Christiani; and by his wife, Mary Louise (Gierada) Christiani.

  Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, September 2nd, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. The Rosary will be prayed on Thursday, September 2nd at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

  The Funeral Mass for Tony and Mary Christiani will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 3rd, at the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay.

  The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon on Saturday, September 11th, in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 17100 Van Dyke Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, 48234 with full military rites.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Catherine ‘Sue’ Bruce

  Catherine “Sue” (Manuel) Bruce, age 63, of Vevay, passed away on Tuesday, August 24th, 2021, at her residence.

  Sue entered this life on May 22nd, 1958 in Madison. She was the daughter of the late Charles Edward “Chuck” and Marjorie Mae (Hinman) Manuel. She was raised in Bennington, Indiana and was a 1976 graduate of Switzerland County High School.

  In 1991, Sue was united in marriage to Jean Dean Bruce and this union was blessed with a son, Wesley.

  Sue was employed for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay for 10 years. She later worked in tobacco for Chester Meisberger for several years. Sue also cleaned for several years for various businesses in Vevay and for the Switzerland County School Corporation.

  Sue enjoyed mowing, working, fishing and farming. Above all, Sue loved spending time with her family and hosting family night every Saturday where she enjoyed cooking a spread of food and playing euchre and sports.

  Sue leaves to cherish her memory her son, Wesley Bruce and his companion Natalie Fennig of Madison; her brother, Rodney Lee Manuel of East Enterprise; her nieces: Leslie Nicole Manuel and Amanda Mae Manuel; her aunts: Ruth Shadday of Vevay and Thelma Laird; and several cousins and friends.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Edward “Chuck” and Marjorie Mae (Hinman) Manuel; and by her grandson, Weston Fennig.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Tuesday, August 31st, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted following the time of visitation on Tuesday, August 31st, with Bert Allen officiating, at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Catherine “Sue” (Manuel) Bruce Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Brandon Foutty

  Brandon James Foutty, 34, of Rising Sun, passed away on Tuesday, August 24th, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Dearborn, Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Brandon was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on January 14th, 1987, the son of Deborah “Debbie” Kraisinger and James “Jim” Foutty. He was a graduate of the South Dearborn High School, Class of 2005, and was employed at North American Stainless.

  On May 15th, 2015, he was married to Lauren Philpot.

  Brandon was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. Above all, he was a devoted father.

  Brandon is survived by wife Lauren Foutty of Rising Sun; by his son Caden Foutty of Rising Sun; by his stepdaughter Aliyah Bailey of Rising Sun; by his father James “Jim” Foutty and his stepmother Angela of Carrollton, Kentucky; by his mother Deborah “Debbie” Kraisinger and his stepfather Stuart of Aurora, Indiana; by his brothers: Jason Foutty and his wife Hillary of Aurora, Indiana, Jeremy Foutty and his wife Mandee of Independence, Kentucky, and Corey Foutty of Aurora, Indiana; by his half sister Tracy Stutzman of Vevay; by his stepsisters: Alicia Puckett of Vevay, Chasity Haynes and her husband James of  Vevay, Mariah Clark and her husband Andrew of Bennington, Meghan Harper and her husband Mike of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and Molly Kraisinger of Nashville, Tennessee; by his grandparents: Mary Foutty of Rising Sun, Shirley England of Aurora, Indiana (formerly of Rising Sun), and Sherida England of Okena, Ohio.

  Brandon was preceded in death by his grandparents: James Foutty and John England.

  A public visitation was held on Monday, August 30th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral services were held on Tuesday August 31st at the funeral home, with burial following at Riverview Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the family, checks made payable to Lauren Foutty.

Floyd Tinsley

  Floyd Allen Tinsley, 67, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away at 5:55 p.m. on Monday, August 23rd, at St. Elizabeth Dearborn, Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Floyd was born in Milan, Indiana on July 11th, 1954, the son of the late Bettie Jean (Brooks) and Olen B. Tinsley. He attended school in Rising Sun and earned his GED.

  He was employed as a factory worker at Alton Box until its closing, and then worked at Packaging Unlimited.

  On August 17th, 1974, he was married to Deborah June McIntosh.

  Floyd was a member of the Aurora Eagles. He enjoyed watching Nascar, cheering on whoever was driving a Ford, and was known for being an excellent repairman and for having a green thumb and sharing his bounty of vegetables out of his garden every year.

  In addition to his wife, Floyd is survived by his brother Dennis Tinsley; by his sisters: Connie Tinsley and Barbara Tinsley; by his mother-in-law Ruby McIntosh; as well as many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Alvin McIntosh.

  A public visitation was held on Monday August 30th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral services were held on Monday, August 30th following the time of visitation. Burial followed at the Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the family, checks made payable to Markland Funeral Home.

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