August Carie Jr., Charles R. Leonard Sr., Walter McFarland II, William L. Mize

August Carie Jr.

August “Auggie” Carie Jr., 87, of Vincennes, passed away at 12:50 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 at the Villages of Oak Ridge in Washington.

Auggie was born on Jan. 26, 1932 in Vincennes, the son of August Carie Sr. and Mary Louise Mouzin Carie. He was a graduate of Decker High School and he was signed by the New York Yankees to pitch and then he played for the Cleveland Indians. On Oct. 27, 1951 he married B. Joyce Tewalt and they made their life together for 63 years until her death in July 13, 2015. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother.

He is survived by his children, Joyce L. Holt and her husband, Dennis, of Vincennes, Douglas R. Carie of Vincennes and Rick J. Carie and his wife, Bonnie of Vincennes; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; his brothers, Harold Carie of Vincennes and Lawrence “Windy” Carie of Effingham, Illinois; and a sister, Mary Lou Snider of Vincennes.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Carie; his parents; and his brothers, Bernard Carie, Raphael Carie, Francis “Bud” Carie, Orville Carie, Louis Carie, Donnie Carie and Richard Carie in infancy. 

A Mass to celebrate his life will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Tony Ernst officiating. The family will receive friends from noon until the time of services on Monday at the church. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry or St. Jude Children Hospital. Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home is honored to assist the Carie family during their time of loss. 

Online condolences can be made at www.duesterbergfredrick.com.

Charles R. Leonard Sr.

Charles R. “Chic” Leonard Sr., 82, of Evansville, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 at Deaconess Midtown in Evansville.

He was born on Aug. 6, 1937 in Washington to John R. and Mildred (Mischler) Leonard. Chic was a graduate of the University of Evansville and worked for Potter & Brumfield Siemens. He served in management positions in Princeton, Georgia, Mexico, and Kentucky.  His memberships included Blue Grass United Methodist Church, Prince Lodge, F&AM, and the Scottish Rite. In his spare time he enjoyed golfing and fishing and watching his grandchildren’s activities.

Surviving is his wife, Lucy (Puckett) Leonard, who he married on Dec. 25, 1960; their children, Leslie, C.R., Elizabeth, Laurel, and John David; a brother, Richard; his grandchildren of whom he was a proud “Pop,” Brandon, Cole, Rachael, Zachary, Hunter, Addison, Todd, John, Jacob, Lucy, Grayson, Peyton, Carter, and Kenzie; along with several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tri-State Food Bank, 801 E. Michigan St. Evansville, IN 47711.

Walter McFarland II

Walter Robert Emison “Spider” McFarland II, 65, of Vincennes, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital after a long battle with different health complications. He had been hospitalized since Sept. 12.

Bob was born at Good Samaritan Hospital on Sept. 15, 1954 and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1972. From there he went to Indiana University, then to Florida State University, and returned home to go into the insurance business with his dad who was ill at the time. After his dad passed, Bob continued with the insurance business until the business sold. He then went to Fort Myers, Florida, for three years and worked at a golf course in the pro shop. He later returned to Vincennes and went to work for Dick Leonard Ford for almost five years, and then worked for Wilson Motors for almost seven years, and then to Memering Motorplex for 16 years. He met is wife, Vicky, in November of 1991 and they were married on March 22, 1992, and they would’ve been married for 28 years in March 2020. My husband “Spider” was the love of my life and my soul mate and very best friend. I loved him with all my heart.

All who knew “Spider” knew what a kind, generous, big-hearted soul he had. He was always fair and honest with his customers and they continued to come back to him for 28 years. Also, everyone knew what a prankster he was. I know how much he loved Gary and Sherry Memering and everyone at Memering Motorplex. He will be missed very much by all. I never knew how much he was loved by so many friends since he became ill, the cards, the prayers, the phone calls, were so many. We also enjoyed sitting out in our front porch bird watching. His Aunt Babb gave us bird books and when we wouldn’t know one, we would grab the books. He always told me did you ever think we would be getting this old to be doing this. We also enjoyed our Sunday drives where we would often pack a picnic lunch and drive to Kentucky Lake.

Bob was a big IU, Packers, and Yankees fan. He would sit in his man cave and whoop and holler so loud he would make our pets jump. He also loved our pets and lost three dogs and a cat as we have had a cat now for a year. He enjoyed them so much, I want everyone to know how much he was loved and will be missed by all.

“Spider” was a great golfer and enjoyed it until a back injury several years ago slowed him down. We enjoyed going fishing, packing a picnic lunch, and sitting in our chairs all day. We also enjoyed our favorite vacation trip over the years to Fort Walton Beach, Florida, as that was our favorite place as half of his ashes will be placed in the ocean there and the other half placed with his parents and grandparents.

He is survived by his sister, Marsha B. McFarland and her husband, Charles Aagenes of Helena, Montana; his brothers, Scott E. McFarland of Marion and Thomas C. McFarland and his wife, Jan, of Loveland, Colorado. Also surviving are his wife, Vicky McFarland; two children, John Martin and his wife, Barbie, and Lynne Alton and her husband, Rusty; his grandchildren, Colton Wilson and his wife, Krys, Zach and Emma Martin, Colin Johnson, Laurel Alton, Garrett Alton, Chris Alton and his wife, Kenzie, and Shaylan Alton; his great-grandchildren Naomi, Cheyenne, Sydney, Kandance, and Hayleigh, with one on the way, Blaire Dean Wilson; his sisters-in-law Diann Hendrix, Rita George, Jean Hall, Shirley George, and Bonnie Vance; his brothers-in-law, Ronnie Miller, Tony Miller, and Mark Vance; along with several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Walter R.E. and June E. McFarland; his grandparents Walter C. and Martha E. McFarland, and Carl G. and Eva J. Buyer; his aunts and uncles, Barbara A. Cavanaugh and her husband, Dr. John R. Cavanaugh, and Suzanne Ward and her husband, Donald E. Ward; his brothers-in-law, James W. George, Edgar R. George, George Hendrix, and Henry Hall; and his sister-in-law, Patty Willis

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2020 at Gardner-Brockman Funeral Home, 505 Main St., with Rusty Thorne officiating. Burial will be private. Viewing will be 11 a.m. until the hour of services on Jan. 18 at the funeral home. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the funeral home for funeral expenses.

William L. Mize

Pastor William L. Mize, 80, of Lincoln, Nebraska, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.

He was born on Feb. 1, 1939, in Vincennes to Louis and Betty (Linn) Mize. He married Carolyn Greenmore on June 20, 1959. Bill was a retired pastor serving Indiana Hills Church and Southview Baptist Church in Lincoln.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; his children, Kim McCarthy and her husband, Patrick, and William Mize Jr. and his wife, Julie; grandchildren, Patrick McCarthy and his wife, Lysandra, Lacy Stauffer and her husband, Jared, Collin McCarthy, Lauren Fisher and her husband, Eric, and Leah Miles and her husband, Chris; and great-grandchildren, Baylee, Eli and Ellowyn.

Bill was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen (Mize) Tabor.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Pregnancy Center, 111 Piazza Terrace, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68510.

FUNERALS

Boberg, Etta Mae, died Dec. 15. Services: 11 a.m. today at Bethel Church. Burial: Bethel Cemetery. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the hour of services today at the church. Condolences: www.fredrickandson.com

Bolk, Patricia L., died Dec. 10. Services: 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 4, 2020 at Marquette Manor Senior Living, Indianapolis. Burial: Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. until the hour of services on Jan. 4 at Marquette Manor. Memorials: Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis Foundation, 320 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Hicks, Leann M., died Dec. 17. Services: 1 p.m. on Monday, at New Heart Church, 1134 Broadway St. Visitation: noon until the hour of services on Monday at the church.

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