Obituaries • February 7, 2013

Anita Williams Hertelendy, 89, Vice President Of Explosive Products, Inc.

Anita Williams Hertelendy, 89, of Louisville, passed away on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.

I was born in Rhinelander, Wis., in 1923. I have completed my life on this Earth and have been reunited with my dear loved ones, whom have preceded me to Life Eternal.

I was born to Harry and Ruth Williams, and raised with my sister, Fern. We frolicked in the woods and lakes of Northern Wisconsin. I graduated from Rhinelander H.S., and grew to womanhood with the strength of “Up North” whereupon we moved to Louisville on July 17, 1943, where my father established Williams Tractor Co. with his brother, my Uncle Con.

I met and married my war hero – Sargeant C. Lindy Hertelendy on Sept. 4, 1946. We lived together until his death, June 17, 1988. We raised three wonderful children: David, Ann and Chris. David graduated from St. X, University of Kentucky, and then University of Louisville Dental School (he has a private practice in Minneapolis). Ann graduated from Atherton, and attended the University of Kentucky and is in private practice as a certified substance abuse counselor of 27 years. Chris graduated from St. X., attended the University of Kentucky, worked with Explosive Products for 15 years, then as an inventor, and is now in sales and marketing. Lindy and I ran C. Lindy Hertelendy Excavating for 40 years and created and ran Explosive Products, Inc. from 1965 to present. I also was a realtor from 1989 to 2000.

I was a homemaker, bookkeeper, account manager, realtor, property manager and vice president of Explosive Products. Following my husband’s death, I continued to run Explosive Products, Inc. up to the present.

I loved spending summers at the cabin “up north” rocking and watching the lake, painting, reading, travelling (I’ve been to all the continents except “Down Under”), friendships, entertaining, creative projects, poetry, landscaping, gardening and spending time
with my family.

Preceding me to Eternity were my husband Lindy in 1988, my parents Harry and Ruth Williams, and both my grandparents, Ben and Anna Williams, and Merton and Anna Delong.

I am survived by my sister, Fern Susemichel and her husband Elmer; my son David and his wife Mara and their children, Nicholas and his wife Mel, Patrick, Kevin, Marianna, Julia and Becket; my daughter Ann Hertelendy Younger and her husband Charlie and their children Hannah and Matthew; my son Chris and his wife Joan and their children Regan, Carson and Morgan.

I was blessed to love and be loved by so many wonderful family members including my sister, children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. I’ll miss the family reunions, and dozens of dear friends. I hope I have made a small difference in the world, and I hope I leave it in a better place by me being here.

I carry the love of Jesus and life with me and leave my love with all of you to please carry on.

Anita Williams Hertelendy’s funeral Mass was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church, Bardstown Road and Lancashire Ave., with burial following in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Kentucky Humane Society.

Dorothy M. “Dottie” Gronefeld, 71, Former Owner And Seamstress Of Sew Far Sew Good

Dorothy M. “Dottie” Gronefeld, 71, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at her home.

She was the former Dorothy Redwitz, a native of Louisville. She was the owner and seamstress of Sew Far Sew Good and had been a former seamstress at Bacon’s. She was a member of Cathedral of the Assumption and Good Shepherd Catholic Church.

Dottie was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Penny Gronefeld; her parents, Paul and Clara Henneberger Redwitz; and her brothers, Charles Nickels, Harry Redwitz and Butch Redwitz.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Ralph G. Gronefeld, Sr.; her children, Ralph G. Gronefeld, Jr. (Linda), Susan Glasscock (Bill), Theresa Fritsch (David), Patty Abell (Roger), Cathy Derringer (Tom), Julie Wilson (Barry), Joseph Gronefeld, Danny Gronefeld (Rebecca) and Dana Coulter (Mike); a brother, Robert Redwitz (Jan); 28 grandchildren; as well as two great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial was held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S. Fifth St., with burial following in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was from 2 to 8 p.m. both Thursday and Friday at Ratterman & Sons, 3800 Bardstown Road.

Memorial gifts may be made to WHAS Crusade for Children, in her memory.

Daniel “Dan” Knoechelman, 88, Vice President For Whitehouse Painting Contractors

Daniel “Dan” Knoechelman, 88, passed away Tuesday evening, Jan. 29, 2013.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 19 years, Mary P. Baudendistle. Dan is survived by his stepchildren, Patricia Moon (Larry), Michael Miller (Linda) and Marvin Miller (Soledad). He was also survived by five grandchildren, four great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Dan will also be missed by his many friends at Beaver Lake Estates.

Dan served his country heroically during World War II as an Army paratrooper and participated in many battles in the European theatre. He was awarded the EAME Theatre ribbon, six Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart with Two Oak Clusters and a Bronze Star Medal.

“Corporal Daniel Knoechelman (then private first class) 517th Parachute Infantry, United States Army, awarded for heroic achievement in action. On the afternoon of January 13, 1945, in the vicinity of Coulee, Belgium, Corporal Knoechelman, 81mm Mortar Platoon Gunner was called on to place fire on enemy positions during an attack in that sector. During the attack, in which the other gun in his section had been knocked out and his own disabled, Corporal Knoechelman left cover, despite intense enemy fire and taking parts from the other disabled gun, repaired his own and took over the sector with one gun. Although subjected to heavy mortar, artillery and direct tank fire Corporal Knoechelman, with utter disregard for his own personal safety, stuck to his position and continued to place mortar fire on the enemy positions causing heavy causalities and disorganization.”

Dan was also the vice president for Whitehouse Painting contractors.

Dan’s family and friends celebrated his memory from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Road. A graveside service was held at noon, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in the Mausoleum Chapel of Evergreen Cemetery with entombment following.

Charles Richard “Rick” Lamb, 55, Respiratory Therapist

Charles Richard “Rick” Lamb, 55, passed away Jan. 27, 2013.

Rick was born Feb. 19, 1957. He was a respiratory therapist.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Nadine Lamb; and brother, Stephen Lamb.

Rick is survived by his father, Charles Lamb (Linda); brothers, David and Geoffrey Lamb, and Craig (Heather) and Jeffrey Wilson (Anna); sister, Clay (Andrew Martin); nieces and a nephew.

His funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, with burial following in Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation was from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Highlands.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Wayside Christian Mission or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Mary Brown “Brownie” Royalty Schumacher, 95, Registered Nurse At Floyd County Memorial Hospital

Mary Brown “Brownie” Royalty Schumacher, 95, formerly of New Albany, Ind., went home to be with her Lord on Jan. 27, 2013.

She graduated from the Kentucky Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in 1939, becoming a registered nurse, and spent most of her working years at Floyd County Memorial Hospital in New Albany. She was a longtime member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Louisville. Brownie was married to Adolph George “Jake” Schumacher, of Louisville, for 36 years until his death in 1977, and moved to Carmel, Ind., in 1981. She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Mesh and son-in-law Ted Mesh, of Carmel; two grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Flanner and Buchanan-Carmel, with visitation from 1 to 3 p.m. There was a 12:30 p.m. committal service prior to burial, on Monday in the Chapel of Memories at Kraft Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany.

For memorial information or online condolences, go to www.flanner-buchanan.com.

Hallie Underwood Kruse, 97, Co-Founder Of Schoppenhorst Underwood And Brooks Funeral Home

Hallie Underwood Kruse, 97, returned to her Heavenly Father Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.

Mrs. Kruse was born Jan. 21, 1916, to the late Millard and Maymie Robinson. She was a Kentucky licensed Funeral Director and was the oldest person to take the Funeral Director’s exam. Mrs. Kruse was co-founder of Schoppenhorst Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home, where she was former secretary and treasurer. She was a member of Hikes Point Christian Church.

Among those who preceded her in death are her husbands, Herman Kruse and Ralph Underwood; her parents; sisters, Lucille Tully, Liz Bromley (Tom) and Virginia Gregory (Don); and brother, M.L. Robinson (Dorothy).

She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Ben Underwood (Sally); six grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and a host of friends.

A private graveside service was held on Friday in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Charles “Sonny” Carpenter, 72, Retired Electric Trouble Shooter For LG&E

Charles “Sonny” Carpenter, 72, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Norton Brownsboro Hospital.

He was a retired electric trouble shooter for LG&E. He was an avid hunter, trap shooter and fisherman. He also was a member of Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and a Navy veteran.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon Bindner Carpenter.

He is survived by his children, Michelle “Micki” Curley (Rob) and Chad Carpenter (Andrew); grandchildren, Elena and Aaron Curley; brother, Richard Carpenter; and sisters, Patricia Miller, Linda Ferguson and Rita Eschman.

The Rite of Christian Burial was held 10 a.m. Saturday at Most Blessed Sacrament, 3509 Taylor Blvd., with burial in St. Andrew Cemetery. Visitation was from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Joseph E. Ratterman & Son, 7336 Southside Drive.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Presentation Academy or the American Cancer Society.

Mary T. Bockting Hulsewede, 84, Retired Employee Of Sealtest Foods

Mary T. Bockting Hulsewede, 84, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Westminster Healthcare in Clarksville, Ind.

She was a retired employee of Sealtest Foods in Louisville and Dobson and Johnson Realty Co. in Nashville. Mary was a member of the Hunters’ Club and a former member of both St. Edward and St. Barnabas Parishes.

Preceding her in death were her parents, George W. and Rose Nord Bockting; her husband, Robert “Mike” Hulsewede; and siblings, Kathryn Weis, Lillian Gerstle and Walter, Albert, George, Robert and John Bockting.

Survivors include a brother, Russel Lee Bockting (Mary Lillian) and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held noon Saturday at St. Barnabas Church, 3042 Hikes Lane, with burial in Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation began at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church until the time of Mass. Ratterman and Sons on Bardstown Road were entrusted with the arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ursuline Sisters Development Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.Ratterman.com.

Lillian Frances Mansfield, 84, Payroll Clerk For The Gamble Brothers Co.

Lillian Frances Mansfield, 84, of Louisville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, with her family at her side.

She was a payroll clerk for the old Gamble Brothers Co. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonerd.

Survivors include her son, Guy Coleman, (Mary); grandson, David Coleman; granddaughter, Sharon Coleman-Brown, (Michael); great grandson, David G. Coleman (Angel); great granddaughters, Kayla Coleman and Haley Brown; and brothers, Melvin and Tommy Hazel.

Her funeral service was held Friday at noon at the Southern Chapel of Arch L. Heady and Son Funeral Home, 3601 Taylor Blvd., with burial in Louisville Memorial Gardens West. Visitation was Thursday from 1 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend their special thanks to her caregiver, Peggie Testa and Hosparus. Please share your condolences with the family at www.archlheadysouthernfh.com.

Kimberly Ann (Lieber) Roller, 49, Formerly With Humana Corp.

Kimberly Ann (Lieber) Roller, 49, passed away Jan. 29, 2013, at Norton Hospital.

She was formerly with Humana Corp. She was a beloved and devoted mother who loved her children dearly.

She is survived by her children, Courtney N. Roller and Cory A. Roller; their father, Joseph K. Roller; parents, Mildred and Herman Lieber Sr.; mother and father in-law, Theresa and Alex Roller; sisters, Patty Lieber, Karen Bean, Shaun Lieber; brothers, Kenneth, Herman Jr. and Thomas Lieber; brothers-in-law, Steven and Richard Roller.

Special thanks to Kayla Schum, Kimberly Wright, Tonya Baker and Amanda McCreary.

Her memorial service was held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Highway, with inurnment at Bethany Cemetery. Visitation was from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be offered at www.owenfuneralhome.com.

Mildred Carr Earles Wurzel, 78, Beloved Wife And Mother

Mildred Carr Earles Wurzel, 78, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at her son’s residence in Mt. Washington.

Mrs. Wurzel was a multi-talented lady who thoroughly enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking and drawing. She was also very involved in all the activities associated with her Doe Valley community.

She is survived by her husband, Norbert L. Wurzel, Brandenburg; three children, Robert Earles, Mt. Washington, Ky., Kevin Earles, Louisville and Sandra Hardin, Franklin, Tenn.; two stepsons, Stephen Wurzel, Cox’s Creek, Ky. and Lester Wurzel, Louisville; two grandchildren, Kristie and Kelli; five stepgrandchildren, Eric, Amber, Whitney, Lynsey and Ashton; and five great grandchildren.

We, the family, would like to thank and acknowledge Mildred’s extensive caregiver, Linda Torres.

A chapel committal service was held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Louisville Memorial Gardens West in Louisville. Visitation was held at Hager Funeral Home, Brandenburg, from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be left at www.hagerfuneralhome.com.

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