Randy J. Clements, Leland B. Snapp, Fred E. Thompson

Randy J. Clements 

Randy J. Clements, 62, of Washington, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Eastgate Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Randy Clements

Randy Clements

Randy Clements

Randy Clements

Randy was born on Sept. 3, 1957 in Washington to Lester and Peggy (Cox) Smith. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1975. He was a disabled U.S. Navy veteran.

He is survived by his mother, Peggy Smith; two brothers Jason Allen “John” Clements of Washington and Tony James Clements and his wife, Deborah, of Vincennes; two step-brothers, Bradley Smith of Tampa, Florida, and Douglas Smith and his wife, Sherry, of Lafayette, Louisiana; and four foster brothers, Robert Nodine and his wife, Stacie, of Lousiville, Kentucky, Ronnie Eads of Vincennes, Zack Willis and his wife, Allisha, of Petersburg and Daniel Ragon of Colorado.

Randy was preceded in death by his step-father, Lester Smith.

There will be a private funeral service held. All arrangements were entrusted to Ed Lee Mortuary.

All condolences can be sent to the family at www.edleemortuary.com.

Leland B. Snapp

Leland B. “Lee” Snapp, 92, of Vincennes, passed away at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Willow Manor Nursing Center.

Lee was born on Aug. 20, 1927 in Vincennes, the son of Hubert and Helen E. Weaver Snapp. He was a graduate of Lincoln High School and served his country during World War II in the Merchant Marine and he joined the U. S. Army serving in the European Theater. He married Patricia Mominee on Aug. 21, 1948, and they made their life together for nearly 72 years. He was a Prudential Insurance consultant for over 23 years, retiring at an early age. He formerly was a member of the First Christian Church, a member of the Elks, and was a life member of the American Legion Post 73 for 73 years.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 72 years, Patricia “Pat” Snapp; their children, Jerald L. “Jerry” Snapp and his wife, Debbie, of Vincennes, Pamela Jo Snapp Black and her husband, Lawrence J. Black, of Cranberry, Pennsylvania, and Bradley D. Snapp and his wife, Leanne, of Owensboro, Kentucky; a son-in-law, Ron Kotter of Vincennes; he was blessed with his grandchildren, Scott J. Snapp, Jeffrey Snapp, Kelly Ann Tresslar, Erin Mullin, Amy Peterson, Emily Jamnik, Joseph Black, Bethany Black and Ryan Snapp; and by 13 great-grandchildren.

Lee was preceded in death by a daughter, Lynn Kotter; his parents; a brother, Jerome Snapp; and three sisters, Helen Jane Hubbard, Violet Joan Early and Virginia J. Jacobs.

Services to celebrate his life will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Mt. Calvary Cemetery with Pastor Dale Biehl officiating. He will be laid to rest with military honors by the All Weather Firing Squad. Memorial contributions can be made to the Rivet High School Building Fund to assist with the rebuilding of the school. Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home is honored to assist the Snapp family during their time of loss.

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

Fred E. Thompson

Fred E. Thompson, 80, of Bruceville, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at his home.

Fred Thompson

Fred Thompson  

Fred Thompson

Fred Thompson

He was born on Aug. 16, 1939 in Vincennes, the only child of Hugh and Alpha Thompson. After attending Bicknell High School, he joined the U.S. Navy and served on the destroyer USS Sigourney (DD-643) for three years. He married his wife, Judy, on Nov. 6, 1965 and began working at what is now WIN Energy REMC shortly thereafter. Fred worked there for 35 years and retired as line superintendent. After retirement, he was elected as Knox County Commissioner and served for four years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Knox County Hadi Shrine, Hoosier Cruisers, and the French Club, and his hobbies included antique cars and RV road trips.

He is survived by his wife, Judy; his daughter, Kristi Utt and her husband, Kent, of Vincennes; two step-sons, Mark Wyatt and David Wyatt, both of Haubstadt; grandchildren Blake Buckthal of Denver, Mason and husband, Connor Flaningam, of Vincennes, Danny and wife Angie Blann of Brownstown, Matt and Joske Wyatt of Tacoma, Washington, Tyler Wyatt of Los Angeles, and Josh and his wife, Kirsten Wyatt, of Jasper; and great-grandchildren Ian Wyatt and Lian Wyatt and Jacob Blann, Brady Blann, and Chase Blann.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family invites his friends to celebrate his life at a gravesite service at 1 p.m. on Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery with Pastor Jay Howder officiating. He will be laid to rest in Memorial Park Cemetery. Military gravesite honors will be provided by the All Weather Firing Squad Memorial contributions can be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home is honored to assist the Thompson family during their time of loss.


Wilma F. Oestereich, 83, of Vincennes, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home. 


Baum, Donna Lee, died March 19. A memorial service will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at Indiana Presbyterian Church, 431 S. Lower Indiana Road. Memorials: Knox County Community Foundation’s “Cantwell Family Fund,” 20 N. Third St., Vincennes, IN 47591.

Sutton, Jonathan Cody, died May 12. Services: Goodwin Funeral Home Facebook page. Visitation: a drive-thru visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, 2620 Wabash Ave. Burial: Hamline Chapel Cemetery. Memorials: Wabash Community Church, 1033 N. 10th St., Vincennes, IN 47591. Condolences: www.goodwinsieversfh.com.


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