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Holy Cross Cemetery

Fort Branch

Union Township

Gibson County, Indiana 
Coordinates: Latitude, 38.2534; Longitude, -87.5747
Congressional Location: SW-1/4; NW-1/4; SECTION 18; TOWNSHIP 3S; RANGE 10W
Common Directions:

Located on the north side of SR-168 (East Park Steet,) about 1900 feet west of the intersection with US Hwy-41, on the north edge of Fort Branch.

Last updated   18 Nov 2017

The following list is an attempt to show all known graves from photographs, and other sources. There may be other graves which are unknown due to missing markers.  
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Surname

Given Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Inscriptions & Notes

Photo #                   Photo

Sect-
ion

Row

Kaiser

Charles L, Rev., Msgr.

17 Feb 1907

20 Dec 2001

“Ordained 17 May 1932

1940

C-S

1

Karaff

Dorothy M

12 Oct 1946

--

Wife of Ronald P “Bear” KARAFF.

“Our Children:  Lisa, Paula.”

1832

1833

E

8

Karaff

Ronald P “Bear”

11 Jan 1943

31 May 2009

Husband of Dorothy M KARAFF.  Married 26 Nov 1966.  Son of Michael & Maxine (McINTYRE) KARAFF.

“Our Children:  Lisa, Paula.”

Pfc., US Army.

1832

1833

E

8

Keith

Jimmie R

8 Sep 1945

21 Feb 1975

“Father”

2040

C-S

11

Kiefer

Carrie E

27 Apr 1901

25 Dec 1989

Wife of Paul J KIEFER.

2015

C-S

9

Kiefer

Elvira N

6 Jan 1925

--

Wife of Jack H KIEFER.

2084

C-N

1

Kiefer

Jack H

8 Jun 1922

4 Jun 1989

Husband of Elvira N  KIEFER.

TEC 5, US Army, WW II.

2084

2085

C-N

1

Kiefer

Paul J

15 Jun 1898

5 Mar 1976

Husband of Carrie E KIEFER.

2015

C-S

9

Kiesel

Barbara J

23 Sep 1931

23 Mar 1987

Wife of Henry Leo KIESEL.

“Mom and Dad”

“Our children:  LaDonna, Stephanie, Sherry, James, Deborah, Janet, Ilesa, Gregory”

2077

C-N

1

Kiesel

Cletus M

7 Mar 1916

12 May 2005

Husband of Mary E (McCLOSKEY) KIESEL, 1st, married 5 Oct 1940; and Pauline BLACKARD KIESEL, 2nd.  Son of Michael P & Maria Julianne (NAAS) KIESEL. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

1851

E

11

Kiesel

Earl P

1928

1955

--

1978

C-S

5

Kiesel

George E

1900

1983

Husband of Irene B KIESEL.

1966

C-S

4

Kiesel

Gregory Leo

10 Apr 1964

14 Aug 1999

Son of Henry & Barbara KIESEL.

“Son – Brother – Uncle”

2091

C-N

2

Kiesel

Henry Leo

4 Jun 1922

22 Oct 2014

Husband of Barbara J KIESEL.


Son of Mike & Julia (NAAS) KIESEL.

“Mom and Dad”

“Our children:  LaDonna, Stephanie, Sherry, James, Deborah, Janet, Ilesa, Gregory”

TSgt., US Army, Air Corps, 454 BM GP 739 Squadron.  POW – No. 2069 – Germany. WW II.

(Click here to view obituary.)

2077

2078

C-N

1

Kiesel

Irene B

1905

1976

Wife of George KIESEL.

1966

C-S

4

Kiesel

Linda Jane

23 Jun 1950

--

nee WETZEL.  Wife of Robert E KIESEL.  Married 1 Sep 1984.

“Our daughter:  Mary Margaret.

Our grandson:  Tristan Scott”

1891

1892

E

18

Kiesel

M Steven

1953

1956

--

1978

C-S

5

Kiesel

Mary E

19 Jul 1918

20 Dec 1985

nee McCLOSKEY.  First wife of Cletus M KIESEL.  Married 5 Oct 1940.

1851

E

11

Kiesel

Robert E

5 Feb 1947

10 Jun 2009

Husband of Linda Jane (WETZEL) KIESEL.  Married 1 Sep 1984.  Son of Cletus & Mary KIESEL.

“Our daughter:  Mary Margaret.

Our grandson:  Tristan Scott”

1891

1892

E

18

Kissel

Lois J

12 Jun 1932

--

Wife of Normam J KISSEL.  Married 24 Nov 1955.

“Our Children:  Kathy, Sheila, Mary”

2168

2169

C-N

8

Kissel

Norman A

24 Nov 1930

18 Dec 2003

Husband of Lois J KISSEL.  Married 24 Nov 1955.  Son of Norman & Eleanora (BAEHL) KISSEL.

“Our Children:  Kathy, Sheila, Mary”

SK3, US Navy, Korea.

(Click here to view obituary.)

2168

2169

C-N

8

Kleinberg

Arnold L

21 Apr 1914

15 Sep 2004

Husband of Virginia R KLEINBERG. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

2154

C-N

6

Kleinberg

Virginia R

30 Aug 1927

--

Wife of Arnold L KLEINBERG.

2154

C-N

6

Koberstein

Clay Allen

8 Sep 1970

8 Sep 1970

Infant son of Merle & Darleen KOBERSTEIN. 


Note:  As of  2016, this child is now interred at Walnut Hill Cemetery with his parents and brother.

2183

W

1

Kramer

Bernard F “Irish”

31 Dec 1931

17 Apr 1999

Husband of Dorothy I “Dot” KRAMER. 

“Children:  Jack, Barry, Stuart, Bradley, Drew, Debbie.”

Cpl. US Army, Korea.

1895

1896

E

18

Kramer

Dorothy I “Dot”

18 Apr 1935

--

Wife of Bernard F “Irish” KRAMER.

“Children:  Jack, Barry, Stuart, Bradley, Drew, Debbie.”

1895

1896

E

18

Kuester

Arnold W

7 May 1914

1 Apr 2007

Husband of Vernita M (SCHAEFER) KUESTER.  Married 7 Jun 1939.  Son of Fred & Matilda KUESTER.

“Our children:  Jo Ann, Frederick, Bernadine, Coleen, Clesta, Devon, Thomas” 

(Click here to view obituary.)

1886

1887

E

17

Kuester

Vernita M

20 Oct 1915

9 Mar 2009

nee SCHAEFER.  Wife of Arnold W KUESTER.  Married 7 Jun 1939.  Daughter of Joseph & Anna (KIESEL) SCHAEFER.

“Our children:  Jo Ann, Frederick, Bernadine, Coleen, Clesta, Devon, Thomas”

1886

1887

E

17

Lamb

Casey J

21 Jun 1980

29 Oct 2017

nee HUGHES.  Wife of Korey LAMB. 

Daughter of Rodney & Connie (STEIMEL) HUGHES.

(Click here to view obituary.)

Photo not yet available.

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?

Lamkin

Carrol F “Kibby”

2 Aug 1916

29 May 2013

Husband of Helen (PONTRICH) LAMKIN. 


Married
10 Jul 1943.

“Our Daughter:  Nikki Lu”

SSgt., US Army, Air Corps, WW II.

(Click here to view obituary.)


1007

2159

C-N

7

Lamkin

Helen

17 Oct 1915

25 Mar 2007

nee PONTRICH.  Wife of Carrol F “Kibby” LAMKIN.  Married 10 Jul 1943.

“Our Daughter:  Nikki Lu”

1007

2159

C-N

7

Leveque

Jeanette M

8 Nov 1912

19 Mar 1996

--

2124

C-N

4

Lindauer

Donald E "Flounder"

23 Feb 1967

26 Jan 2014

Son of Jospeh & Marietta (WIGGER) LINDAUER. 

"Cremains' 

(Click here to view obituary.)

4244

C-S

12

Lindauer

Edwin A

2 Dec 1935

28 May 2010

Husband of Phyllis (WONDER) LINDAUER. 


"Our Children:  Kelly, Rhonda & Lisa"

.
(Click here to view obitaury.

0485

0486

E

16

Lindauer

J Phyllis

4 Jul 1940

--

nee WONDER.  Wife of Edwin A LINDAUER.

"Our Children:  Kelly, Rhonda & Lisa"

0485

0486

E

16

Lindauer

Joseph E

17 may 1931

1 Dec 1996

Husband of Marietta (WIGGER) LINDAUER. 


Married
29 Sep 1956.

Cpl., US Army, Korea.

2104

2105

C-N

3

Lindauer

Marietta

2 Oct 1934

11 Jan 2000

nee WIGGER.  Wife of Joseph E LINDAUER. 


Married
29 Sep 1956.

2104

C-N

3

Maier

Georgia M

22 Oct 1928

15 Apr 1993

Wife of Robert E MAIER.

2100

C-N

3

Maier

Robert E

11 Dec 1933

--

Husband of Georgia M MAIER.

2100


C-N

3

Maikranz

Kenneth Ray "Kenney"

27 Mar 1951

1 Jun 2008

Husband of Sheila Rae (HOEFLING) MAIKRANZ.  Married 10 Jun 1972.  Son of Robert & Bernice (RICHIE) MAIKRANZ.

“Our Sons:  Kenneth Jr, Craig Donald, Brian Scott.” 

(Click here to view obituary.)

1872

1873

E

15

Maikranz

Sheila Rae

16 Dec 1953

--

nee HOEFLING.  Wife of Kenneth Ray MAIKRANZ.  Married 10 Jun 1972.

“Our Sons:  Kenneth Jr, Craig Donald, Brian Scott.”

1872

1873

E

15

Marshall

Dorothy A

13 Sep 1933

--

nee BAYER.  Wife of James E MARSHALL.

2081

C-N

1

Marshall

James E

25 Nov 1926

10 Oct 1988

Husband of Dorothy A (BAYER) MARSHALL.

BM1, US Navy, WW II.

2081

2082

C-N

1

Marshall

James M

17 Jan 1954

25 May 2016

Son of James E & Dorothy A (BAYER) MARSHALL. 

(Click here to view obituary.)

4225

W

?

Martin

Jarred Wayne

22 Nov 1969

7 Aug 1976

Son of Clarence MARTIN.

2060

C-S

12

Martin

Jerry

29 Jul 1944

--

Husband of Margie A (WEBER) MARTIN.

“Our children:  Michael J MARTIN, Linda M GROVES.

Our grandsons:  Max M GROVES, Carl R MARTIN, Alan M MARTIN, Mitchell J GROVES, Nicholas J GROVES, Timothy David MARTIN”

2137

2138

C-N

5

Martin

Joe Glen

30 Oct 1954

30 Oct 1954

--

2189

W

2

Martin

Lillian M

7 Nov 1916

19 Jun 2009

nee FRICK.  Wife of Victor J MARTIN.  Daughter of William & Caroline (MAURER) FRICK.

2007

C-S

8

Martin

Margie A

14 Mar 1945

30 Dec 2001

nee WEBER.  Wife of Jerry MARTIN.  Married 18 Jul 1964.  Daughter of Herlinda WEBER.

“Our children:  Michael J MARTIN, Linda M GROVES.

Our grandsons:  Max M GROVES, Carl R MARTIN, Alan M MARTIN, Mitchell J GROVES, Nicholas J GROVES, Timothy David MARTIN”

2137

2138

C-N

5

Martin

Victor J

6 Jun 1912

10 Aug 1983

Husband of Lillian M (FRICK) MARTIN.

2007

C-S

8

Mayer

Anna K

10 Sep 1935

--

nee SPINDLER.  Wife of Anthony E MAYER. 


Married 18 Aug 1954.

“Our Daughters:  Anna M, Brenda, Virlee, Jo”

2120

2121

C-N

4

Mayer

Anthony E "Andy"

19 Apr 1927

29 Sep 2016

Husband of Anna K (SPINDLER) MAYER.  

Married 18 Aug 1954

Son of Dennis & Mary (LOEHR) MAYER.

“Our Daughters:  Anna M, Brenda, Virlee, Jo” 

US Army, WW II.

(Click here to view obituary.)

2120

2121

C-N

4

Mayer

Bernice M

4 Nov 1931

10 Apr 1998

nee WOLF.  Wife of Leland “Ennie” MAYER.  Married 28 Apr 1956.

“Our children:  Denise, Paula, Bruce and Amy”

2454

C-N

5

Mayer

Leland D “Ennie”

3 Dec 1928

4 Dec 2011

Husband of Bernice M (WOLF) MAYER.  Married 28 Apr 1956.  Son of Herbert J & Rosetta (BRENNER) MAYER.

Korean War.


“Our children:  Denise, Paula, Bruce and Amy” 

(Click here to view obituary.)

2454

2143

C-M

5

McCloskey

Rose

23 Apr 1911

31 May 1996

Wife of Wilfred McCLOSKEY.

1857

E

12

McCloskey

Wilfred

25 Aug 1912

23 Nov 1978

Husband of Rose McCLOSLEY.

1857

E

12

McConnell

Howard A

1 Jun 1930

17 Jun 2015

Husband of Patricia Ann (ICE) McCONNELL, 1st, married 18 Oct 1952; and Bonnie Jo (BERFANGER) McCONNELL, 2nd, married 8 Jul 1984.


Son of Thomas O & Vashti E (O'NEAL) McCONNELL. 

US Army, Korea.  Bronze Stars.

(Click here to view obituary.)

4232

E

9

McConnell

Patricia Ann

13 Dec 1931

8 Mar 1983

nee ICE.  First wife of Howard A McCONNELL.  Married 18 Oct 1952.

4232

E

9

McCoy

Cody Leland

13 Dec 2004

13 Dec 2004

Infant son of Matthew Michael & Debra  Ann (HASSELBRINCK) McCOY. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

2212

W

7

McGuire

Margaret L

12 Aug 1912

1 Aug 2014

nee SCATES.  Wife of Richard T McGUIRE. 

 Daughter of Arthur & Luella (COLEMAN) SCATES. 

(Click here to view obituary.)

0081

E

3

McGuire

Richard T

29 Aug 1909

21 Jun 1982

Husband of Margaret L (SCATES) McGUIRE.

0081

E

3

McIntyre

Benjamin G

29 Feb 1929

21 Feb 1985

Husband of Rosalind M McINTYRE.

Cpl., US Army, Korea.

1807

1808

E

4

McIntyre

Rosalind M

29 May 1935

28 Aug 1992

Wife of Benjamin G McINTYRE.

1807

E

4

McIntyre

Stanford Lee

2 Sep 1958

17 Dec 2008

Son of Benjamin & Rosalind (KNAPP) McINTYRE. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

1804

1805

E

4

Meny

Henry A

11 Mar 1898

22 Feb 1972

Husband of Olivia C (SCHMITS) MENY.

1997

C-S

7

Meny

Olivia C

16 Aug 1906

10 Nov 1985

nee SCHMITS.  Wife of Henry A MENY.

1997

C-S

7

Meyer

Albertus Denis

27 Dec 1915

9 Feb 1999

Husband of Catherine M MEYER.  Married 22 Jun 1938.


Son of George Joseph & Rose Ann (MAYER) MEYER.

1852

E

11

Meyer

Alvina Cecelia

11 Aug 1914

27 May 2012

nee MARKET.  Wife of Arthur Francis MEYER. 


Daughter of Philip Bernard & Helen Mary (GRUEBEL) MARKET. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

2445

1846

E

10

Meyer

Arthur Francis

27 May 1913

23 Nov 1996

Husband of Alvina Cecelia (MARKET) MEYER.

Son of George Joseph & Rose Ann (MAYER) MEYER.

“Our children:  Helen, Sara, George, Philip”

TEC 5 US Army, WW II.

2445

1846

E

10

Meyer

Catherine M

18 Jul 1916

9 Jun 1993

Wife of Albertus D MEYER.  Married 22 Jun 1938.

1852

E

11

Meyer

George A

1954

--

Son of Arthur F & Alvina C (MARKET) MEYER.

2445

E

10

Meyer

Paul August

25 Jul 1919

21 May 2010

Second husband of Rosella T (WILL) EMGE MEYER.

Son of George Joseph & Rose Ann (MAYER) MEYER.

Brother of Arthur F MEYER.

0482

E

10

Moore

M Kathleen Keith

2 Nov 1946

16 Jan 1996

nee SCOGGINS.  Wife of KEITH, 1st; and John MOORE, 2nd.  Daughter of Paul & Lauretta SCOGGINS.

2041

C-S

11

Morris

Eddie Ray

17 Jun 1941

25 Apr 2003

Husband of Rita A (WILZBACHER) MORRIS. 


Married
5 Aug 1961.

Son of Neal 7 Eunice (BESING) MORRIS.

“Our Children and Spouses:  Patricia & Gary FRAKER, Jane & Chris KABRICK.

Our Grandchildren:  Clarissa – Katherine – Hannah”

Pvt., US Army.

2172

2173

C-N

8

Morris

Rita A

30 Jun 1942

--

nee WILZBACHER.  Wife of Eddie Ray MORRIS. 


Married
5 Aug 1961.

“Our Children and Spouses:  Patricia & Gary FRAKER, Jane & Chris KABRICK.

Our Grandchildren:  Clarissa – Katherine – Hannah”

2172

2173

C-N

8

Murphy

Howard T, Rev.

28 Nov 1909

30 Sep 1970

“Ordained 6 Jun 1933

1941

C-S

1


Section and Rows
For purposes of this listing the cemetery was divided into the following sections:  East (E), West (W), Center-South(C-S) and Center-North(C-N) and rows were numbered
beginning at the south end of each section.  The mausoleum is identified as Mausoleum-East(M-E) and Mausoleum-West(M-W) and rows of crypts numbered beginning at the top
of each side.
1783  View of the cemetery, Center-South section.
2072  View of the cemetery, Center-North section.
2177  View of the West section (infants and children burials in foreground.)
1907  View of the east side of the mausoleum.

Transcriptions taken from the headstones.

Photographs by Daniel L Elliott on 15 Apr 2010.