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The Versailles Republican

May 29, 2014 • Obituaries

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May 29, 2014

Evelyn M. Eisert

Evelyn M. Eisert, 84, of Batesville, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014, at The Waters of Batesville. She was born April 7, 1930, in Ripley County, the daughter of Hilda (Nee: Kestler) and Ralph Engel. She married Robert Eisert on October 16, 1948 and he preceded her in death on May 12, 1986.

Evelyn was a member of the St. Paul’s Crossroads Lutheran Church and the Batesville VFW Ladies Auxiliary. A homemaker, she also helped run Red’s Oasis for nearly 20 years. Mrs. Eisert spent much of her time helping others as a volunteer. Many will remember her countless hours working at Margaret Mary Health in addition to driving family and friends to the city for appointments. She also helped raise funds for the Ripley County Heart Fund for many, many years. Like many families from that era, she and Bob raised a garden every year to help feed their large family. Activities she enjoyed included working jigsaw puzzles and traveling. She and Bob were able to make several trips including visits to Las Vegas, Florida and Canada.

Survivors include daughters, Carol (Dennis) Tebbe of Greensburg, Debi (Minow) Williams of Batesville; sons, Don (Helen) Eisert of Batesville, Steve (Jenny) Eisert of Morris, Jim (Wendy) Eisert of Morris; brothers, Robert Engel of Columbus, Floyd Engel of Napoleon; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by her son, Robert “Red” Eisert.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 29, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, Batesville. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Robin Owens officiating, with burial in the St. Paul’s Cemetery Crossroads. The family requests memorials to Phi Beta Psi Sorority Cancer Research. Weigel Funeral Home, Batesville, is in charge of arrangements.

Harry R. “Dick” Hostetler

Harry R. “Dick” Hostetler, 88, of Moores Hill, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Funeral services will be private for the family. Memorials may be given to Moores Hill United Methodist Church, or Moores Hill Legion Post #209. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill, is entrusted with arrangements. (812)744-3280, Box 156, 16717 Manchester Street, Moores Hill, IN 47032. Go to to sign the on line guest book.

Edward C. Harnishfeger

Edward C. Harnishfeger, 71, of Cincinnati, and formerly of Moores Hill, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 29 at St. Charles Catholic Church, Milan with burial following in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 9:30 until 10:45 Thursday at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan. Memorials may be made to St. Charles Catholic Church. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, is entrusted with arrangements; 707 S. Main St, Box 243 Milan, Indiana 47031; 812-654-2141. Go to to leave an online condolence message.

Earl J. Abplanalp

Earl J. Abplanalp of Versailles, formerly of Osgood, passed away on Saturday, May 17 , 2014, at the age of 80. His parents Albert and Charlotte (Crum) Abplanalp and brother Carl preceded him in death.

He will be remembered for his kind and outgoing personality. The family would like to thank the staff at Silver Memories for their care and concern.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 31, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the St John’s Cemetery in Napoleon. Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, is handling the arrangements. For more details, please visit our website at


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