Rene J. Dognaux Jr., Judith K. Pace, Nolan E. Simpson

Rene J. Dognaux Jr.

Rene J. “Bud” Dognaux Jr., 92, of Vincennes, passed away at 7:01 a.m. on July 18, 2019 at BridgePointe Health Campus.

He was born on Feb. 8, 1927 in Vincennes to Nellie Bastin Dognaux and Rene J. Dognaux Sr. Bud retired from Vincennes University as manager of the Old Post Bookstore. He was previously president of the Blackford Window Glass Co, personnel manager for Essex Wire Corp. and general manager of the Vincennes Water Utility. He was a graduate of Lincoln High School in 1945 and the University of Notre Dame in 1948. He was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, a member of RSVP and the Oaktown and Vincennes Gun Clubs. He and Dorothy received the honor of the Bruté Society award from the St. Francis Xavier Parish. He loved gardening and was proud of his beautiful garden. He was an excellent rifle shooter holding numerous state titles in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky as well as winning a national championship in the expert class in 1952.

He married Dorothy J. Opell Dognaux on Sept. 3, 1948 and they had six children, Kay Zeigler and her husband, Jim, of Vincennes, Dick Dognaux (deceased Jan. 10, 2019) and his wife, Chandra, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, Jeff Dognaux and his wife, Kim, of Indianapolis, Julie Stocker and her husband, Keith, of Lawrenceville, John Dognaux and his wife, Angie, of Jeffersonville and Susan Dognaux and her husband, Derrick Beasley, of Louisville, Kentucky. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren; Jerry Zeigler and his wife, Kara, Jill Williams and her husband Kent, J.D., Dillon, Daniel, James, and Jordon Dognaux, Ryan Dognaux and his wife, Sydnye, Seth Dognaux, Shelby Stocker, Zoe and Vivian Dognaux, and Lola and Tess Beasley; three great-grandchildren, Kade Williams, and Finnigan and Saoirse Dognaux; a brother, Francois “Chuck” Dognaux and his wife, Jan, of Vincennes; a sister-in-law, Norma Phillips of Indianapolis; and a brother-in-law, Don Opell and his wife, Marilyn, of Vincennes.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy; his son, Richard; and his sisters, Mary Ellen Laakman and Deloris Devine.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30 a.m. on Monday at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with Father Tony Ernst officiating. Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until the hour of services at the church on Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Educational Foundation, St. Vincent De Paul Society, Generations, or the Vincennes Gun Club or Oaktown Gun Club.

Judith K. Pace

Judith K. (Dillon) Pace, 78, of Franklin, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019.

She was born to Raymond and Ruby (Howerton) Dillon on June 30, 1941 in Vincennes. Judith enjoyed playing bingo and euchre and going to her grandchildren's ballgames. She loved her family very much.

Judith is survived by her three children, Debra Hendrickson and her husband, Michael, of Whiteland, Cathy Alvey and her husband, Doug, of New Whiteland, and Phillip Pace Jr. and his wife, Deborah, of Newport News, Virginia; her former husband, Phillip Pace Sr. of New Whiteland; her sister, Sondra Villain of Jasonville; five grandchildren, Addey and Alissa Hendrickson, Albert and Kristopher Pittman, and Christopher Bowman; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Judith was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Ruby (Howerton) Dillon; her brother, Charles Dillon; and her granddaughter, Kristin Alvey.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. on Saturday at Jessen Funeral Home in Whiteland. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the hour of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Judith's honor to the Shriners Children's Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel.

Nolan E. Simpson

Nolan E. Simpson, 88, of Fort Branch, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville.

He was born on Aug. 6, 1930 in Gentryville in Spencer County to the late Alton and Matilda (Moesner) Simpson, then lived in Haubstadt and Owensville. He was a 1947 graduate of Haubstadt High School. On Sept. 29, 1950 he married Lois Mauck and they had 60 years together until her passing in 2011. He served in the U. S. Army from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War, and then later worked for the Mauck Brothers Farm and then the Warren Mauck Farm. Nolan loved working on the farm where he and his wife raised their children. He then retired from Duke Energy in 1995. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t do, he was always working or doing something. He was a great man and helped out anyone that he could. He had the biggest heart a man could have. On Sept. 25, 2010 Nolan and Lois renewed their wedding vows with all their children and grandchildren. On May 6, 2017 he went on the Southern Indiana Honor Flight EVV6 and had the time of his life. He was also an avid Indiana University basketball fan.

Nolan is survived by a daughter, Brenda Starcher of Springfield, Massachusetts; three sons, Steve Simpson and his wife, Mary, of Severn, Maryland, Randy Simpson and his wife, Linda, of Fort Branch and Mark Simpson of Owensville; 11 grandchildren, Sean Starcher, Sherri Tarleton, Steven, Ricky and Nathan Simpson, Terry and Greg Broshears, Chris Stanton, Brian Tharp, Brittany and Heaven Simpson; 17 great grandchildren, and one very special great-granddaughter who was his cheerleader who rooted for him to get up every day, Tallulah Marie Wright; three sisters, June Mauck of Hobart, Jeanne Phillips of Belleville, Michigan, and Pat Knapp and her husband, Steve, of Evansville; two brothers, Cledith Simpson and his wife, Judy, of Marietta, Georgia, and Jerry Simpson and his wife, Jackie, of Haubstadt; an aunt, Dorothy Taylor of Boonville; several nieces and nephews; and a very good and dear friend, Leo Ellsworth.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lois; a brother, Kenneth in 1932; a daughter-in-law, Vickie Simpson in 1988; a great-grandson, Tobias Simpson in 2002; a son, Jim in 2006; a sister, Edith Wheat in 2015; and a daughter, Debbie in 2018.

A funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. CDT on Tuesday at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Rev. Bob Douglas officiating. Burial will be at Mauck Cemetery near Owensville, with military rites by Retired Military Veterans. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. CDT on Monday at the funeral home. Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Simpson family.

You may leave a message of sympathy or light a candle in memory of Nolan at www.colvinfuneralhome.com.

FUNERALS

Cook, Kristen Michelle, died July 14. Services: 1 p.m. today at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the hour of services today at the funeral home. Memorials: Arthritis Association. Condolences: www.goodwinfamilyfh.com.

Lemeron, Marilyn, died July 16. Services: 11 a.m. CDT today the May Chapel Cemetery. Memorials: Highway Church of God Parsonage Stairway Project. Condolences: www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com

Richardville, Donna A., died July 16. Services: 10 a.m. today at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorials: Vincennes Parks and Recreation Department.

Robbins, Peggy Diane, died July 16. Services: 1 p.m. on Saturday at Fredrick and Son McClure Utt Funeral Home, Bicknell Chapel, 109 E. Sixth St. Burial: Bicknell Memorial Cemetery. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the hour of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences: www.fredrickandson.com.

Vaughn, Wilma Jean, died July 14. Services: 11 a.m. on Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences: www.fredrickandson.com.

Wilson, Shirley Ann, died July 17. Services: 11 a.m. on Saturday at Oaktown Cemetery. Visitation: 10-10:45 a.m. on Saturday at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Oaktown Chapel, 100 W. Main St. Condolences: www.fredrickandson.com.

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