Josepha F. Sitzman, 91, Siberia

Josepha F. Sitzman, 91, of Siberia, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

Josepha was born September 13, 1927, in St. Meinrad to Joseph and Hedwig (Moog) Wiederkehr. She married Daniel Sitzman, May 6, 1950, in Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church. He preceded her in death on April 10, 2009.

Josepha was a member of Saint Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Siberia. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are four daughters, Betty (James) Durcholz of Ferdinand, Dolores Eckert of Jasper and friend Mike Wilson of Evansville, Patty Messmer of Jasper and Norma (Kevin) Riesenbeck of Velpen; one son, David (Laura) Sitzman of Siberia; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Joe Wiederkehr of St. Meinrad.

She was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Jeanna Durcholz, Madison Sitzman and Nick Knies; sisters, Agatha Fette,  Mary Miller and Anna Vaal; and a brother, Francis Wiederkehr.

Funeral services for Josepha F. Sitzman will be held Monday, May 20, in Saint Martin of Tours Church in Siberia, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday, May 19, from 2 to 8 p.m. CT  (3 to 9 p.m. ET) and Monday from 7 to 9:30 a.m. CT at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand.

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