Herb Bogard III, M. Lloyd Downen, Frank Carl Kahre, Carl E. Williams

Herb Bogard III

Herb Bogard III, 64, of Vincennes, went to be with God with Laura, Celeste and Kierstyn holding him and setting him free of any more pain and suffering at 9:22 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4. He was met with open arms by his son, Herbie, and his loving parents, Herb and Dot Bogard, and his beloved coonhound, Maggie.

Herb was a man of many words, silly, but mostly annoying and horrible, corny jokes and laughter and a huge heart. There was no one who couldn't say that seeing him made their day a little brighter with his smile and laughter. He was a man who wore a full Superman outfit in order to match and play with his beloved grandson and wore it well. He was the best papaw and father figure anybody could imagine for their grandchildren and children. He loved fishing and camping by the water with his friends and family (called the "Campers") by his side as he loved nature. He had an avid love for junk food, digital camo, and anyone who knew him knows he had a Coke by his side at all times … probably along with Hostess Cupcakes and Snyder's Pretzels. Although he had tragic events in his life along the way, he was a man of faith and happiness that spread to everyone he came across. He loved his family more than anything.

Herb, or as he was known, "Bogie," was the voice on the radio for years who made everyone's days a little better when listened to. The family would like to apologize in advance for things in heaven that might be delayed due to Herb and little Herb up there causing havoc with laughter, Crown Royal, Jagermeister, jokes and a lot of "yee-haws" … the angels and God will need to time to adjust. He has left you all with his beautiful wife, daughters, and grandson to remember him by, which was his sole purpose here on earth. He has two sisters, Deborah and Bob Stafford and Cheryl and Bob Schneider. Herb has a sister-in-law Lisa Reed and brother-in-law, Mark Yeske who were just like his own brother and sister. He was by far the Favorite Uncle with 13 nieces and nephews and will continue to torment from above to both them and their children. See you in the funny paper's Herb, and we got you last!

Friends and family can visit with Herb’s family from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 425 Broadway St. A service to celebrate Herb’s life will begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please bring to his celebration of life your best memory or laugh to tell us all.

M. Lloyd Downen

M. Lloyd Downen, Ph.D, 97, of Knoxville, Tennessee, died on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019.

He was born in Vincennes on April 20, 1922. He was a long-time member and elder of Second Presbyterian Church, a member and past president of Rotary Club of Knoxville, and a member of the agriculture faculty and administrator at the University of Tennessee for 42 years. He graduated from Purdue University in 1943. He was a the U.S. Army field artillery officer in World War II and served in the European Theater. After the war, he received his master's and doctoral degrees from Purdue University. He spent the first 12 years of his professional career with the University of Tennessee Agriculture Experiment Station. The next 30 years, he was in the Agriculture Extension Service, serving as dean his final 12 years. Along the way, he served on many state, regional, and national assignments. He was a member of the National Soybean Export Marketing Task Force to Europe and a member of a team assessing the potential for agriculture production in the Republic of Sudan. He had served as a member of the Extension National Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP), on the ECOP sub-committees on Agriculture, Marketing and 4-H. He was on the board of directors of the Journal of Extension, a member of the board of trustees of the National 4-H Council, was chairman of the Southern Extension Directors and chairman of the Seven-State 201 Steering Committee. He was chairman of the Tennessee Rural Development Committee and the Tennessee Council of Agriculture Deans. He was a member of the U.S.Department of Agriculture State Emergency Board, the Tennessee Food and Agriculture Council, and the board of directors of the Tennessee 4-H Foundation. He was also a member of the Governor's Advisory Committee on Consumer Protection and a former member of the Board of Directors, Tennessee Valley Fair.

He was the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including 1990 Man of the Year in Service to Tennessee Agriculture, the Superior Service Award from Valley Test Demonstration Association, the USDA Superior Service award and the USDA Award for Distinguished Service. He was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame, Class of 2015.

He is survived by his wife of 75 years, Nettie H. Downen; his daughters, Donna L. Downen of Knoxville and Jenny D. Greene and her husband, Dr. Wallace Greene, of Hershey, Pennsylvania; a grandson, Adam L. Greene and wife, Dr. Ami Greene; a great-grandson, Cayden of Hershey; a granddaughter, Martha G. Field and her husband, Dennis; a great-granddaughter, Alivia, and great-grandson, Henry, both of Cherry Hill, New Jersey; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard L. Downen and Ruby W. Downen; a sister; a brother; two brothers-in-law; and two sisters-in-law.

A Memorial Service will be 2 p.m. on Sunday at Second Presbyterian Church in Knoxville with Pastor Tim Reynolds officiating. Graveside services will be private at Highland Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday in Fellowship Hall following the service. The family requests that memorial gifts be sent to Second Presbyterian Church, 2829 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919, or the Tennessee 4-H Foundation, 621 Morgan Circle, Knoxville, TN 37996. Arrangements made by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

Online condolences may be extended at www.rosemortuary.com.

Frank Carl Kahre

Frank Carl Kahre, 55 of Vincennes, was called to his eternal home on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. 

Frank was born in Vincennes on April 25, 1964 to Frank and Katy Kufner Kahre. He was employed by Johnson Controls and then Packaging Corp. of America for 19 years, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Frank Kahre, who retired in 1965. Frank was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed mushroom hunting, fishing on the White River, 4-wheeling, and hunting. He was also a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

Frank is survived by his father, Frank J. Kahre; two brothers, Dave Kahre and his wife, Gayle, of Franklin and Stephen Kahre and his wife, Kimiko, of Vincennes; a sister, Chris McCrary and her husband, Scott, of Vincennes; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Katy Kahre.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, with Vigil Service at 7 p.m., at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt, Vincennes Chapel, 313 Church St. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. on Monday at St. John’s Catholic Church, 803 Main St., conducted by Father Simon Natha. Burial will be in St. Vincent Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Gibault Home for Boys, 6401 S. US 41 Terre Haute, IN 47802.

You may leave an online condolence at www.fredrickandson.com.

Carl E. Williams

Carl E. Williams, 66, of Vincennes, passed away at 1 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 at GentleCare of Vincennes.

He was born on Aug. 5, 1953 in Vincennes to Charles and Betty (Barmes) Williams. Carl was a truck driver and enjoyed drag racing and racing go carts.

Surviving are his mother, Betty McCrary of Vincennes; children, Alex Williams and his wife, Kendra, and Kyle Williams and his wife, Brooke, both of New Smyrna Beach, Florida; a brother, Mike Williams of Vincennes; his grandchildren, Jayden Kays, Kalyn Roark, Kaleb Williams, Jared Williams, Jaxon Williams; and a great grandchild, Kayson Kays.

He was preceded in death by his father; his wife, Bonnie (Snider) Williams; and a sister, Judy Williams.

A memorial service will be announced at a later time through Goodwin Funeral Home as his wishes were to be cremated.


Beard, Mary E., died Sept. 1. Services: 4 p.m. CDT on Saturday at Browning Funeral Home in Evansville. Visitation: 1 p.m. CDT until the hour of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials: Suite 114, 6415 Castleway W. Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46250 or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Suite 7000, 2141 Rosecrans Ave., El Segundo, CA 90245. Condolences: www.browningfuneral.com.

Bootman, Erica Jo, died Aug. 31. Services: 1 p.m. CDT on Saturday at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Visitation: 10 a.m. CDT until the hour of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials: Lawrence County Humane Society, P.O. Box 564, Lawrenceville, IL 62439. Condolences: www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.

Jones, Roberta Glenn Miller, died Aug. 6. Services: 3 p.m. on Saturday at Oaktown Morris Chapel United Methodist Church.

Rath, Connie M., died Sept. 2. Services: 2 p.m. today at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation: 1:30 on Friday at the cemetery. Condolences: www.goodwinfamilyfh.com.

Thompson, Lowell, died Sept. 1. Services: noon on Saturday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the hour of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials: First Christian Church of Vincennes or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


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