Edna P. Bartlow, Virginia L. Duesterberg

Edna P. Bartlow

Edna P. Bartlow, 83, of Vincennes, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, at the BridgePointe Health Campus.

She was born on Jan. 27, 1936, in Pontiac, Illinois. Edna was an accountant. She moved to Vincennes, her husband Robert’s hometown, when they retired. Here she was active at the Upper Indiana Presbyterian Church, and also enjoyed helping with Church on the Street.

Surviving are her sister, Jean Thompson, of Vadalia, Louisiana, and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Edna were her husband, Robert Bartlow, who passed away on March 31, 2013; and her parents, Orville and Bessie (Leaf) Henderschot.

Edna will be cremated and entombed with her husband at Tower Mausoleum II at Memorial Park Cemetery. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Upper Indiana Presbyterian Church, 2197 N. Old Bruceville Road, Vincennes, IN, 47591. Goodwin Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through www.goodwinfamilyfh.com.

Virginia L. Duesterberg

Virginia Leona “Pinkie” Duesterberg, 95, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, at an extended care facility in St. Louis after a long illness. She enjoyed a long and happy life devoted to her family, her faith and her community.

Pinkie was born in Vincennes on Feb. 18, 1924, to Peter A. and Marie (Schmidt) Dora. She spent nearly her entire life in Vincennes before moving to a retirement community in St. Louis in 2008. She graduated from St. Rose Academy in 1941, and received a bachelor's degree in medical technology from St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame in 1945. She then worked as a medical technician in Battle Creek, Michigan, and at Good Samaritan Hospital. In 1947 Pinkie married William F. “Bill” Duesterberg, the longtime proprietor of Duesterberg Drug Stores and Kate’s Hallmark House, where Pinkie served as vice president. In later life Pinkie enjoyed being with family at her vacation home in Holland, Michigan, an area along Lake Michigan she first fell in love with while a student at St. Mary’s. Pinkie was active in her community throughout her life and a strong supporter of the Catholic school system, which educated all of her children, each of whom earned a college degree. She was co-founder of the Christian Education Foundation to support Vincennes’ Catholic schools. She was honored as the outstanding Catholic Alumnus in 1982. She was also an active volunteer for the Red Cross and served as a poll watcher throughout her life.

She was the mother of eight children, William G. “Gary” Duesterberg and Adora Ku of Brentwood, California, Thomas J. Duesterberg and Susan Cooper of Washington, D.C., Richard L. Duesterberg and his wife, Ann, of Lakewood, Colorado, Mary D. Pandjiris of St. Louis, Kathleen A. Duesterberg and Will Allen of Fairlee, Vermont, Daniel J. Duesterberg (who died in 1995), Jane E. Duesterberg of Evansville, and David A. Duesterberg and his wife, Marjorie, of Holland. She also had 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pinkie was preceded in death by her husband Bill, in 2008; her son Daniel; her parents, Peter A. and Marie (Schmidt) Dora; and her three brothers Richard, Robert and James Dora.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Jan. 25, 2020 at St. John Catholic Church with Father Tony Ernst officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband, Bill and her son Daniel, in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2020 at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home. 512 Vigo St. Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home is honored to serve the Duesterberg family during their time of loss. 

The Duesterberg family wants to thank the Parc Provence memory care facility in Creve Coeur, Missouri, for the loving care of their mother since 2015. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the 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.

FUNERALS

Beaman, Bert Jr., died on Dec. 23. Services: 11 a.m. on Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation: 4-7 p.m. today at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Memorials: Vincennes Park and Recreation Department. Condolences: www.goodwinfamilyfh.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.

Boyd, Julia Ann, died Dec. 24. Services: 2 p.m. on Monday at the Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes, Bicknell Chapel. Burial: Bicknell Memorial Cemetery. Visitation: noon until the hour of services on Monday at the funeral home. Condolences: www.fredrickandson.com.

Burr, Karen Leah, died Dec. 19. Services: 2 p.m. on Saturday at Oaktown First Christian Church, 103 School St. Burial: Carlisle Oddfellows Cemetery. Visitation: 11 a.m. until the hour of services on Saturday at the church. Memorials: Oaktown Food Pantry, 103 School St. Oaktown, IN 47561. Condolences: www.fredrickandson.com.

Harper, Andrea L., died Dec. 21. Services: 2 p.m. CST today at the Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Visitation: noon until the hour of services today at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. Condolences: www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.

McFarland, Walter II, died Dec. 15. Services: 1 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2020, at Gardner-Brockman Funeral Home, 505 Main St. Visitation: 11 a.m. until the hour of services on Jan. 18 at the funeral home.

Ramsey, Christopher Ambrose, died Dec. 17. Services: 1 p.m. on Jan. 3, 2020 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation: noon until the hour of services on Jan. 3 at the funeral home.

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