Aaron Von Ericksen, Harold Eugene Frederick, Betty L. Reitmeyer, Donald E. Sharum, Virginia M. Stremming, Jacqueline Lynn Wagoner

Aaron Von Ericksen

Aaron Von Ericksen, 27, of Flat Rock, Illinois, died on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.

He had worked for Weston’s Lawn Equipment.

Survivors include his father, Aaron Von “Toby” Ericksen; a son, Kash Ericksen; and two sisters, Katy Dining and Laura Murphy.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. CST on Thursday at Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Burial will be in the Seceder Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m., CST until the hour of services on Thursday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.

Harold Eugene Frederick

Harold Eugene “Gene” Frederick, 84, of Hazleton, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 at his home.

He was born in Hazleton on Aug. 8, 1935 to the late Freemond Harold Frederick and Daisy (Woods) Frederick. He lived in the area all his life. Gene worked as a truck driver, owning and operating several trucks over the years. He also worked as a coal miner. Gene enjoyed spending time with his family. He was loved and will be missed. 

Gene is survived by his wife, Sue (Robb) Frederick; his children, Dennis Frederick and his wife, Rozena, Debra Kuhlman and her husband, Terry, Darwin Frederick, Donald Frederick, Christina Bottoms and her husband, Randy, and Rachel Byrns; his siblings, Kathryn Stewart and her husband, Wayne, Diana Fluesche and her husband, Joe, Glenda Hope, Mabel Adkins and her husband, Harold, Lynn Frederick and his wife, Jackie, Kevin Frederick and his wife, Brenda, Monte Frederick and his wife, Sheila, and Muggs Frederick and his wife, Sandy; seven grandchildren, Derrick Frederick and his wife, Melissa, Stuart Frederick and his wife, Missy, Christopher Frederick and his wife, Desiree, and Brandon Frederick and his wife, Ashley, Vanessa Radosevich and her husband, Carlos, Allison Shore, and Justin Byrns; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Cheryl Theriac, and Malvern, Ron, Eldon, and Herman Frederick; and a step-son, Jerry Pugh. 

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. CST today at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, and 9-10:30 a.m. CST on Wednesday at the funeral home, followed by a procession to the Hazleton Community Cemetery for a graveside service officiated by Chuck Longabaugh. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be given to the Good Samaritan Hospice located at 601 S. Ninth St., Vincennes, IN 47591. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Frederick family through this time.

You may leave a message of encouragement or light a remembrance candle in loving memory of Gene online at www.colvinfuneralhome.com.

Betty L. Reitmeyer 

Betty L. Reitmeyer, 85, of Vincennes, and formerly of Indianapolis, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 in Washington with her family at her bedside.

Betty was born on Sept. 6, 1934 in Vincennes, the daughter of Lesley and Wilma Abel Chanley. She was a 1953 graduate of Lincoln High School and on Sept. 4, 1955 she married William S. “Bill” Reitmeyer and they made their life together for 64 years. She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and worked at St. Vincent DePaul Store. 

She is survived by her husband, Bill Reitmeyer of Vincennes; their sons, Richard N. Reitmeyer of Indianapolis and Randal D. Reitmeyer and his wife, Judy, of Indianapolis; she was blessed with her grandchildren, Richard Reitmeyer and his wife, Kelsey, Chad Reitmeyer, Sarah Chambless and her husband, Ricky, Jamie Murphy and Jody Murphy; great-grandchildren, Kayla Ensinger and her husband, Luke, Amber Reitmeyer, Blane Reitmeyer, Candace Breen, Lauren Breen, Easton Chambless, Ansleigh Chambless, Jordan Barger, Jazmine Murphy, Tommy Houtchins, Camron Houtchins, Javian Murphy and T. J. Bond. Betty is also survived by a brother, Lesley Chanley and his wife, Mary Ann, of Vincennes; her sisters, Sue Allen and her husband, Robert, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Rosa Lee Provines of Bicknell, and Cheryl Chanley Jones of Bicknell.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lesley and Wilma Chanley; a brother, Daniel Chanley; and a sister, Dixie Staley. 

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. on Friday at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home, 521 Vigo St., with Pastor Nathan P. Rastl officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the hour of services on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to the St. Peter Lutheran Church. Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home is honored to assist the Reitmeyer family during their time of loss. 

Online condolences can be made at www.duesterbergfredrick.com

Donald E. Sharum

Donald E. Sharum, 65, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, died on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020.

He was retired from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Survivors include three sisters, Marian Sinclair, Donna Sylvester, and Dorothy Shoulders; and three brothers, Bernard Sharum, Stephen Sharum, and Carrol Sharum.

Burial will be at a later date in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery in St. Francisville Illinois. Arrangements entrusted to Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Vincennes Chapel.

Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.com.

Virginia M. Stremming

Virginia M. Stremming, 93, of Sandborn, went to Heaven to meet her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 at Washington.

She was born on March 31, 1926 in Emison to Mearl R. and Golda Mae (Wittenmyer) Clifford. Virginia was married to the love of her life, her husband of 70 years, Orvel L. Stremming on Nov. 24, 1945. Virginia was a member of the Parkview Christian Church in Plainville and a 50-year member of the Newberry Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 198. She was a homemaker and raised her children and helped raise her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, enjoying spending time with them and instilling in them a love for God and others. Virginia loved genealogy and sharing with others. She enjoyed farm chores, canning, gardening, sewing and embroidering up to the age of 93.

Family left to cherish Virginia’s memory include two daughters, Charlene Stremming of Sandborn and Marlene Mattingly and her husband, Robert, of Washington; her daughter-in-law, Linda Stremming of Texas; grandchildren, Iris Overman and her husband, Danny, of Bloomfield, Ilene Casner and Lee Stremming of Linton, and Ginny Gayso and her husband, Bill, of Texas; her great-grandchildren, Michael L. and Brayden Stremming. LeeAnna Harris and her husband, Jordan, Lindsey Bobo and her husband, Jesse, Daniel Casner, Dylan Cunningham, Eric and Blaine Gayso, and Katelin Britton and her husband, Jarrid; great-great-grandchildren Nichola Harris, Adrian Feutz, Effe Stremming, Gabriel Bobo, Anthony Jeffrey Britton and Elizabeth Harris.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Orvel Stremming; one son, Mearl E. Stremming; brothers Ralph, Glenn, Harold, Wayne, and Donald Clifford; and sisters, Betty Walters, Shirley J. Holland and Vera Wall.

A funeral service to honor the life of Virginia will be 1 p.m. on Jan. 13 at Parkview Christian Church in Plainville with Pastor Alfred Helms officiating. Virginia will be laid to rest in Stafford Cemetery in Sandborn. Family and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, an Order of Eastern Star Memorial service at 7 p.m., at Meng Family Funeral Homes, Anderson-Poindexter Chapel in Linton, and from 11 a.m. until the hour of services o Jan. 13 at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkview Christian Church with envelopes available at the funeral home and the church. All arrangements were entrusted to Meng Family Funeral Homes, Anderson-Poindexter Chapel in Linton.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at www.andersonpoindexter.com.

Jacqueline Lynn Wagoner

Jacqueline Lynn Wagoner, 65, of Freelandville, died on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020.

She was a nurse.

Survivors include two daughters, Heidi Wagoner and Heather French; and a sister, Diana Koenig.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. on Wednesday  at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes, Bicknell Chapel. She will be laid to rest at the Stafford Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the hour of services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made in Jackie’s memory to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. 

Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.com.


Duesterberg, Virginia L., died Dec. 24. Services: 10 a.m. on Jan. 25 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 803 Main St. Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation: 4-7 p.m. on Jan. 24 at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home, 521 Vigo St. Memorials: Christian Education Foundation, 229 Church St., Vincennes, IN 47591; the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Rocky Mountain Chapter, Suite 810, 400 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80246; or the Daniel J. Duesterberg Scholarship Fund, in care of the Department of Economics, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405.

Edgin, Raymond Martin, died Dec. 17. Services: 2 p.m. CST today at Oak Lawn Cemetery, St. Francisville, Illinois. Condolences: www.glasserfh.com.

McFarland, Walter II, died Dec. 15. Services: 1 p.m. on Jan. 18 at Gardner-Brockman Funeral Home, 505 Main St. Visitation: 11 a.m. until the hour of services on Jan. 18 at the funeral home.

Newberry, Danielle Nicole, died Jan. 3. Visitation: 1-2 p.m. today at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Burial: Mount Zion Cemetery

Wilson, Jessie H., died Dec. 31. Services: 1 p.m. today at Brown-Mack Funeral Home in Montezuma. Burial: Oakland Cemetery in Montezuma. Visitation: 11 a.m., until the hour of services today at the funeral home. Condolences: www.brownmackfuneralhome.com.


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