Louise Mehringer, 90, Evansville

On Thursday, May 16, 2019, the family of Louise Mehringer lost their most loving and patient mother and grandmother.

Louise M. Mehringer, 90, of Evansville, passed away after three days of hospice care at University Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born August 25, 1928, in Jasperto the late Mary (Wahl) and Aloysius Heichelbech. In 1949, she married Dennis Mehringer at St. Joseph Church in Jasper, after his return from military service in Germany.

In 1961, they moved to Evansville and formed their insurance agency, of which she was an integral part.  In the years following the birth of her 11th child, Louise achieved the Chartered Life Underwriter designation.

Louise was a devout Catholic and member of St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville, where all of her children were educated. In recognition of her and her husband’s service to the church, they were inducted into the Brute’ Society in 2001. Louise was active in the parish as a Eucharistic minister, and served on the parish council and as secretary of the its St. Vincent DePaul Society.  She and Dennis were weekly visitors of the residents at the Little Sisters’ home and entertained patients at the Evansville State Hospital each Christmas season.  She was also a member of the Serra Club, the Vanderburgh County Right to Life, the Legion of Mary, and the Altar Society of St. Benedict Cathedral. Louise was an avid bridge player and taught many women to play, enjoying the game as much as the social interaction.  She continued to play until the month prior to her death and lived independently at home until entering hospice.

Louise is survived by sons, Dennis Jr. (Noriko) Mehringer, Joseph (Martha) Mehringer, Benedict (Julie) Mehringer, Glenn (Linda) Mehringer and Robert (Chandra) Mehringer; daughters, Margaret Mehringer (Jim Rutledge), Laura Mehringer (Lewis Daniels), Marilyn Mehringer, Marlene (John) Bowen, Barbara (Dennis) Moore, Theresa Mehringer (Paul Cadorette); 31 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Dennis Mehringer Sr., in 2011; and daughter-in-law, Michele Mehringer, in 2013.

Visitation will be 2 to 6 p.m. CT Sunday, May 26, 2019, at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron Ave., Evansville, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue from 8:30 to 9 a.m. CT Monday, May 27, 2019, at St. Benedict Cathedral, 1328 Lincoln Ave., Evansville. A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 9 a.m. CT at the church, with Father Godfrey Mullen, OSB, officiating.  Visitation will again be held on Monday, May 27, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1029 Kundek St., Jasper, IN from 1 to 2 p.m. ET.

Entombment will be at Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum in Jasper.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Benedict Cathedral, 1328 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714 or The Catholic Education Foundation – Reitz Memorial Tuition Assistance, 520 S. Bennighoff, Evansville, IN 47714.

Condolences may be made online at www.ziemerfuneralhome.com.


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