Clara E. Kreilein, 95, Jasper

Clara E. Kreilein, age 95, of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 10:23 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at the Timbers of Jasper.

Clara was born in Rockport, Indiana, on December 29, 1924, to Joseph and Thresie (Schulte) Hurm. She married Roman Kreilein on September 2, 1950, in St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Rockport, Indiana. He preceded her in death on July 10, 1996.

Clara was a 1943 graduate of Rockport High School.

She was a homemaker and previously worked for United Cabinet, Danner's 3-D, and cooked for the priests and nuns at Holy Family Catholic Church.

Clara was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana, St. Ann's Society, Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Holy Family Catholic Church, and the Legion of Mary.

She enjoyed cooking and playing with her dog.

Surviving are one daughter, Joyce Kreilein, Jasper, IN, one son, Fr. Ron Kreilein, Rockport, IN, and her dog, Josh.

Preceding her in death besides her husband are four sisters, Anna Hurm, Sophie Wallace-Zarlenga , Frances Hurm, Marie Biever, and one brother, Bernard Hurm.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Clara E. Kreilein will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 28, 2020, in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper.

A visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 27, 2020, at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, Indiana, and one hour before services from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at the church on Monday. The St. Ann's Society will pray a rosary at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana, St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Rockport, Indiana, St. Martin 1st Catholic Church in Chrisney, Indiana, Heart-to-Heart Hospice or to a favorite charity.

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