Mary Jo Meuser,
69, Lecanto, Florida, formerly of Ferdinand, Jasper and Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away at her home on Wednesday, August
She was born at Ferdinand, on
14, 1943, to Nick and Verena (Wirtzberger) Knust.
She married Max B. MeuserApril 18, 1971 at Ferdinand. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are her children, ElodieMeuser of Indianapolis, IN; Jacob Meuser of Eugene,
OR; and Clare Siders (Randy)
of Inverness, FL; her brothers, Don (Mary) and Jim (Betty) Knust, all of Ferdinand, IN; one grandchild; two step-grandchildren; and one
was the former Sister Mary Nicholas, OSB from the Monastery Immaculate
Conception in Ferdinand. Her teaching career spanned more than 30 years. She
was the first full-time German teacher at JasperHigh School and was instrumental in strengthening the community's
German heritage. After her retirement from teaching she enjoyed traveling,
volunteering and spending time with her friends and family.
A memorial service will be
held at Holy Spirit Church, Indianapolis, IN on Friday, August 17 at . Graveside services and burial will take place on
August 18 at
EDT at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Princeton, IN.