Obituaries - December 20, 2013
Friday, December 20, 2013 10:00 AM
Earl William "Bill" Johann, 82, of Madison, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
He was born Nov. 16, 1931, in Madison, to Charles William and Dorothy Kathryn McLaughlin Johann. He was raised in Madison and attended St. Mary and St. Michael Catholic schools. He was a 1949 graduate of Madison High School where he played basketball. He then attended Xavier University and East Tennessee State where he played basketball. He served in the Army during the Korean War, serving from 1953 to July 23, 1955. He worked from 1950 to 1952 as the sports announcer with WORX Radio in Madison. He then worked from 1955 to 1957 in personnel with the State Highway Department. He served as manager of the Jefferson County License Branch from 1957 to 1960. He served as chairman of the Board of Madison Distributors from 1960 to 1999. He was a sports fan and enjoyed the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cincinnati Reds. He often attended home games of the Madison Cubs and the Shawe Hilltoppers. He served as coach with Frank Rusk, Don McCauley and Frank Inskeep from 1964 to 1975 of the Small Stars Basketball Team. He served on the City of Madison Park Board under five different mayors for a total of 20 years. He helped develop the Rucker Sports Complex and make Sunrise Golf Course 18 holes. He served on the Board of Directors of Mite Federal and Madison First Federal. He was a charter member of River Valley Financial Bank. He was a Republican and was very active in the Jefferson County Republican Party. He served as chairman of the Young Republicans from 1957 to 1960. He was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Madison. He enjoyed making people laugh, bowling, sports and being with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Clower Johann, whom he married Aug. 28, 1953; three sons, Charles William Johann, Michael Andrew Johann and Randal Wayne Johann, all of Madison; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; 15 nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Betty Giesler and Marianne "Dana" Klein.
The funeral mass will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Friends may call at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. A final salute will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion at 12:20 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Larry R. Lyons, 67, of Bethlehem, Ky., died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 17, 1946, in Eminence, Ky., to Marshall Lee and Eloise Bush Lyons. He was a graduate of Henry County High School and earned a teaching degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky. He served in the Army during the Vietnam era. He retired in 2004 as an industrial arts teacher from the Owen County School System after 31 years of service. He also was a former golf coach for the Owen County School System. Following his retirement he ran a lawn service business and was a funeral assistant with Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky. He was a member of the Berea Christian Church in Pleasureville, Ky. and held various church leadership roles over the years.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Sue Riley Lyons; one son, Larry Lynn Lyons of Frankfort, Ky.; two brothers, Alan Lyons of Richmond, Va. and Tommy Lyons of Louisville, Ky.; two sisters, Judy Baylor of Milan and Linda Karem of Louisville, Ky.; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky.
Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 1 p.m. until the service.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Berea Christian Church. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.
Robert M. Lyons, 70, of Madison, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
He was born June 13, 1943, in Joliet, Ill., to Paul R. and Martha Steinberger Lyons. He was a graduate of Shawe Memorial High School. He served in the Army National Guard. He worked at the Madison State Hospital for 30 years, serving 12 years in the Maintenance Department. He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Madison Moose Lodge and Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
He is survived by two daughters, Julie Lyons of Louisville, Ky. and Melissa Humbert of Madison; his companion of seven years, Kathy Humphrey; and two grandchildren.
A private graveside service and burial will be at St. Patrick Cemetery.
A pitch-in will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Madison Moose Lodge.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Moose Haven. Contributions can be made through Vail Funeral Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent at www.vailfuneralchapel.com
Charles H. Vogel, 77, of Four Corners, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 13, 1936, in Four Corners, to Sylvester and Irene Elsner Vogel. He was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church at Four Corners, Knights of Columbus Council 10422 and National Farmers Organization. He previously served as Spencer Township Trustee. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Wilkinson Vogel, whom he married Oct. 25, 1958; two sons, Michael Vogel of Henryville, Scott Vogel of North Vernon; two daughters, Melissa Skirvin of Vevay and Barbara Walker of Indianapolis; six brothers, Tom Vogel of Hayden, Leonard Vogel of Madison, Paul Vogel of Hayden, Bob Vogel of Commiskey, David Carr of Sellersburg and Henry Carr of Hayden; eight sisters, Anna Mae Raver of Oldenburg, Kathlene Baurley of North Vernon, Elizabeth Bridges of Hayden, Jeanette Heckman of Holland, Mich., Marie Laymon of Kent, Maria Tempest of Sellersburg, Joyce Vogel of Hayden and Colleen Gerth of Seymour; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sons, Chris Vogel and Greg Vogel.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church at Four Corners. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Church Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sawyer-Pickett Funeral and Cremation Service in North Vernon today from 4 to 8 p.m. The rosary will be said today at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
Online condolences can be sent at www.sawyerfuneralservice.com.
This is a corrected version of an obituary published Thursday. It corrects provided information on his date of birth and the spelling of his wife's name.