Obituaries • August 23, 2012

Alfred Paul Szesny, 83, Beloved Father And Grandfather
Alfred Paul Szesny, 83, beloved father and grandfather, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 in Shawano, Wis.

He was born on April 20, 1929 in Milwaukee, son of the late Paul and Marie Szesny.  He was united in marriage to Marlene (Karolus) on June 21, 1952 at St. Martini’s Church in Milwaukee.

Al was formerly employed at the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co. for 35 years at which time he retired and moved to live at Shawano Lake.  He was an avid gardener and accomplished wood carver.  Al loved to sing and was a member of the Men’s Barbershop Harmony Society for over 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Marlene (Karolus) Szesny.

Survivors include son Kirk (Jayne) Szesny, Louisville, Ky.; daughters Karla O’Leary, Richfield; and Kim Parrish, Germantown; grandchildren, Derek (Christine) and Tyler Szesny, Andrew, Adam and Haley Parrish; nephew, Rev. David (Shelly) Karolus; nieces, Lynn (Rev.Jim) Kroonblawd and Mary (Chuck) Volm.

Funeral services were held Sunday, August 19, 2012 at Schroeder-Mickelson Funeral Service of Shawano.  Visitation was from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Service followed at 2:30 p.m.  Entombment took place at Forest Home Cemetery of Milwaukee on Monday August 20, at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association in Al’s memory.

Lonald Ray “Lonnie” Barbour, 48, Operations Manager For Mala Trucking Company
Lonald Ray “Lonnie” Barbour, 48, passed away August 14, 2012.

He was an operations manager for Mala Trucking Company and coached football for over 30 years in various leagues around Louisville.

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Danielle DeSensi; father, Arthur Barbour; and brother, Mike Young.

Survivors include his mother, Deanna Reynolds Barbour; son, JD DeSensi; loving companion, Lisa DeSensi; sister, Roxanne Rogers; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was 11 a.m. Saturday at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Highway with burial following in Louisville Memorial Gardens, West. Visitation was Friday from 1-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in memory of Danielle DeSensi.

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Elizabeth Anne Morse “Betty” Coffman, Teacher’s Aid For Anchorage Independent Schools
Elizabeth Anne Morse “Betty” Coffman lost her courageous year-long battle with leukemia on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 3:45 a.m. at her home in Louisville.

She was a survivor of two previous battles with cancer and never gave up her positive attitude! She has now gone to join her Heavenly Father – free of pain and discomfort.

She was born on June 25, 1946 in Norfolk, Virginia to Dr. Erskine V. Morse, DVM and Lucy H. Morse. She was a 1964 graduate of W. Lafayette High School in W. Lafayette, Ind. and graduated with her bachelors’ degree in 1968 from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. On June 22, 1968, she married Robert E. Coffman, “Bob”, in W. Lafayette, Ind. During their 44 years of marriage, they have had homes and raised their family in Virginia, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Kentucky, where she still has family and many close friends today!

Betty most recently worked as a teacher’s aid for the Anchorage Independent School Corporation in Anchorage, Ky. She loved to travel, take cruise vacations and play bunko and bridge with her neighbors and friends. Her small flower garden and her three cats were her pride and joy! She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Coffman; her three sons, Patrick D. Coffman and wife Jill of Cranberry Township, Pa., Christopher E. Coffman and wife Holly of Charlotte, N.C., and Kevin R. Coffman and wife Kristen of Murfreesboro, Tenn. She was the loving Grandma, “Nonny,” to her six Coffman grandchildren: Savannah, Cassidy, Tyler, Lauren, Connor, and Caleb. She is also survived by her three brothers, William Morse and wife Valarie of Cedarburg, Wis. and Thomas and William Morse and their wives and families. Other survivors are her sister-in-law, Florence Pogue and husband Dennis and their family.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father.

A memorial service was held at the Ratterman Funeral Home, 10600 Taylorsville Road Jeffersontown on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 2 p.m. Visitation was from noon until 2 p.m. The service followed at 2 p.m. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Kokomo, Ind., on a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Animal Care Society, 12207 Westport Road, Louisville, Ky. or online to the American Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Donation envelopes will also be available at the Ratterman Funeral Home.

Boyce “Boo” Nunnally D.M.D., Retired Dentist
Boyce “Boo” Nunnally D.M.D. passed away on Saturday evening, August 11, 2012 at his home with his entire family around him.

Boo was born on November 15, 1924 in Alexandria, La. He grew up in Baton Rouge, La., and attended Gulfcoast Military Academy before enlisting in the army in 1941.

He was a first lieutenant demolitions officer with the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion. He made two combat jumps and fought in the Battle of Anzio. In September of 1944, Boo was wounded and captured by the Germans in Southern France near the mountainous town of Isola. He spent seven months as a POW at Oflag 64 in Szubin, Poland. After several escapes and recaptures, Boo was liberated on April 13, 1945 by the 106th Calvary. Boo earned two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star and a Silver Star.

After the war, Boo attended Tulane University and LSU where he earned his degree in chemical engineering. Boo married his wife Catherine in New Orleans, La. in 1948, and they had three children. Boo spent several years as a chemical engineer before moving to Louisville where he attended dental school at the University of Louisville. He practiced for 35 years before retiring.

Boo’s love and devotion to his family was incomparable. Everyone that knew Boo loved him dearly and highly respected him as man of outstanding character and genuine kindness. His life is an inspiration to all who loved him.

Boo is preceded in death by his father, Boyce Nunnally, of Gulf Port, Mich. and his mother, Minnie Milburn Nunnally, of New Orleans.

Boo is survived by his wife of 64 years, Catherine Keeney Nunnally, of Louisville; his three children, Judi Christopher, David Nunnally and wife Barbara, and Greg Nunnally D.M.D. and wife Lisa Bauman D.M.D.; his brother Richard Milburn Nunnally M.D. of Baton Rouge; his five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family held visitation on Thursday, August 16, 2012 from 4-7 p.m. with a memorial service immediately following at Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, Ky. 40205.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Boo’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project ( or mail to P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kan. 66675) or the Louisville Ballet ( or mail to ATTN: Development Department at 315 E. Main St. Louisville,
Ky. 40202).

Joanne M. Katzman, 57, Special Education Teacher
Joanne M. Katzman, 57 of Louisville, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2012 with family by her side.

She was born October 5, 1954 in Louisville, the daughter of Dorothy (Hellman) Wohlleb and the late George Wohlleb.

She was a special education teacher for the Jefferson County Public School System, having taught for over 30 years at Ballard High School and Westport Middle School.

Joanne was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Don Katzman; two daughters, Anne Elizabeth and Maria Leigh Katzman; mother, Dorothy (Hellman) Wohlleb; two sisters, Nancy (Tim) Day and Janet Wohlleb and nieces, Lindsey, Kristy, Amy and Grace.

Her Funeral Mass was celebrated 10 a.m. Monday, August 20, 2012 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 7813 Shelbyville Road. Visitation was held 12-8 p.m. Sunday at Pearson Ratterman Funeral Home, 12900 Shelbyville Road.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to Cedar Lake Foundation, 7984 New Lagrange Road, Louisville, KY 40222 or to the Joanne Katzman Ballard PTSA Student Scholarship Fund at PTSA Ballard High School, 6000 Brownsboro Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40222.

Thomas Eugene Prendergast, 90, Self-Employed Woodworking Machinery Sales Representative
Thomas Eugene Prendergast, 90, of Owensboro, died Monday, August 13, 2012 at the Camel Home.

He was born in Casey, Ill. to the late John and Mary (Loftus) Prendergast who immigrated from County Mayo, Ireland. He graduated from St. George High School in Evanston, Ill. and obtained a B.S. from Northwestern University. He married Mary Angela Baker Prendergast and lived in Oshkosh, Wis, until moving to Owensboro in 1965. He was a self employed woodworking machinery sales representative for 44 years. He was a member of Immaculate Catholic Church, enjoyed golf when he was younger, was an avid sports fan, especially football, was a member of Immaculate Parish Men’s Club, Forest Products Research Society, OCHS Gridiron Club and Woodworking Machinery Distributors Association.

His wife, Mary Angela, preceded him in death in 2003 as well as sisters, Peggy Little, Catherine and Tessie Prendergast and Patsy Hendricks; and a niece, Joan Little.

Surviving are his children, Lisa Prendergast of Owensboro, John Prendergast (Sandy) of Louisville and Geri Prendergast-Jones of Owensboro; a sister, Ann Brown (Ron) of Des Plaines, Ill.; and grandchildren, Daniel Jones of Bryan, Texas, Natalie Jones of Owensboro and Sean and Tess Prendergast of Louisville.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. Friday, August 17, 2012 at Immaculate Catholic Church with Fr. Tony Jones officiating and burial following in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation was from 3-8 p.m. Thursday with prayers at 6 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Friday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Carmel Home Building Fund or St. Vincent DePaul Society at Immaculate.

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Ruth Mary (Miller) Ratterman, 91, Founding Member Of The St. Leonard Book Club.
Ruth Mary (Miller) Ratterman, 91, born to Jennie (Gast) and Alex E. Miller in Ottoville, Ohio, went to be with her Lord on August 13, 2012 from Nazareth Home, where she loved living.

She was a fulfilled and beautiful woman whose deep and everlasting love for God, her husband and family was the strength behind her beautiful smile. She always said, “There is nothing better than family.” Ruth loved to learn. She was a graduate of College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, and an involved member of Queens Daughters, Bellarmine Women’s Auxiliary, the Cursillo movement in Louisville, Greentree Homemakers Club, bible study groups, Jewish Catholic Dialogue, and St. Leonard Catholic Church, where she was a founding member of the St. Leonard Book Club.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 68 years, Emmett A. Ratterman in May of 2011; her sister, Jane Koty and brothers, John and Alex “Bud” Miller.

Those left to cherish her memory, and life, are her five children, Emmett A. “Tony” Ratterman, Jr., Jennifer A. D’Arenzio (Denny), James A. “Jim” Ratterman (Pam), Margaret M. “Peggy” Lemberg (Steve) and Mark B. Ratterman (ReAnn); 17 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren with one on the way; her sister and soul mate, Irene Miller; sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Miller and Rose Marie Ratterman; brothers-in-law, Cletus and Clarence Ratterman; and many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral Mass was celebrated 10 a.m., Saturday, August 18, 2012 at St. Leonard Catholic Church, 440 Zorn Ave., with burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was 2-8 p.m. Friday at Ratterman & Sons Funeral Home; 3800 Bardstown Road. Vigil service was 5 p.m. Friday.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to either Nazareth Home or Hosparus of Louisville, each who gave her exceptional care.

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Pauline Sauer Glotzbach, 90, Retired Nurse’s Aide
Pauline Sauer Glotzbach, 90, died Wednesday August 15, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.

Pauline was born July 10, 1922 to the late Carl and Veronica Daming in Rockport, Ind.

She retired from Floyd memorial Hospital as a nurse’s aide and was a lifetime member of Holy Family Catholic Church, where she sang in the choir and was a member of the Marian Guild and the Legion of Mary.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Joseph Sauer and Bernard Glotzbach; a daughter, Veronica Sauer; a son, Nick Sauer; step-sons, Paul and Ricky Glotzbach; and 11 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include: daughter, D. Joan Sauer; son, Tom Sauer (Jane); granddaughters, Leslie Sauer and Erika Moorman (Luke); great-grandson, Thomas Moorman; sister, Dorothy Patten; step-sons, Joseph Sauer (Laura), B.J. (Pam), Larry (JoAnn), Steve (Marilyn), Tom and David Glotzbach; step-daughters, Rosalee Flanigan (Dave), Carolyn Olds (Ralph), Janet Zoeller (Rick), Judy Grant (Dutch), Mary Wright (Terry), Cathy Kruer, as well as many nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren .

Visitation was from 2-8 p.m. Friday with a rosary service at 4 p.m. Friday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany, Ind. Her funeral mass was celebrated 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church with burial following in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to VistaCare Hospice, or St. Vincent DePaul Society at Holy Family Parish.

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