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February 3, 2015 • Obituaries

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February 3, 2015

William A. “Bill” Schein

Former Milan Band Director William A. “Bill” Schein of Milan, passed away Friday, January 30, 2015, at Dearborn County Hospital, Lawrenceburg. Bill was born Tuesday, September 12, 1933, in Batesville to Irvin and Augusta (Kaiser) Schein. He married Janice (Rumph) Schein June 5, 1965 and she survives. He is also survived by 13 nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Dickey.

Bill is a graduate of Batesville High School and Indiana University, Bloomington, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education. He taught music in English, Indiana, for one year before entering the U.S. Army in which he served as the chaplain’s aide to Chaplain Richard Hager. Together, they held services along the Iron Curtain during which Bill often played organ. After his tour of duty, Bill took the position of Director of Music at Milan, a position he held for almost 40 years. During his tenure, he had several choirs and served as the junior high and high school band director. He enjoyed taking his students on Goodwill Band Tours on which the students learned about the joy of sharing one’s talents for the enjoyment of others. It was very important to Bill that students acquire and appreciate the joy of giving to others. His students participated in solo and ensemble contests, as well as full band contests. His bands were known for the rich, fullness of their sound. For many years, his students joined those of other county schools in the Ripley County Music Festival. He organized and directed the Milan Sesquicentennial Choir. As an adjudicator of ISSMA solo and ensemble contests, he always wrote positive comments and spoke to each soloist about their performance suggesting what to do to improve. Bill served as organist for St. John’s Church of Christ and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church where he also directed the choir. For years, he played piano in the Fritz Turner Band. He particularly loved Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra concerts. Bill was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Milan, the Batesville F&AM Masonic Lodge, and the Indiana Retired Teachers Association. He is a past president of ISSMA and a member of several music honoraries including Phi Beta Mu. Bill was often called upon to play the organ or piano for marriage ceremonies and funerals.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 4, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 7124 N. St. Rd. 101, Milan with Pastors Susan Socha and Vicki Garber officiating. Bill will be laid to rest very close to his home in the German Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m., Tuesday at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan and one hour prior to services at the church Wednesday. Memorials may be made to the Milan Scholarship Fund, St. Paul Lutheran Church, the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, the Milan Library Fund or the donor’s choice. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home is honored to be handling Bill’s services. P.O. Box 243, 707 S. Main St. 47031 812-654-2141. Online condolences may be left at Moore Funeral Homes.

Koleeta Faye “Kiki” Hutton Tonkin

Koleeta Faye “Kiki” Hutton Tonkin, 87, of Madison, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison. A committal service will be Sunday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m. at the Cresthaven Memory Gardens, 3522 Dixie Highway in Bedford. Visitation will be Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 from 5-7 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Memorials may be given to the Madison Seventh-day Adventist Church, or the Jefferson County Animal Shelter or the Jefferson County Historical Society, contribution cards are available at the funeral home. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

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