Veronica C. ‘Fronie’ Hochgesang, 96, of St. Anthony

Veronica  C. “Fronie” Hochgesang, 96, of St. Anthony, passed away at 9:05 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at home surrounded by her family.

Fronie was born in Schnellville on October 24, 1923, to Joseph and Mathilda (Gunselman) Brosmer. She married August X. Hochgesang on April 22, 1941, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on September 5, 1992.

She was a member of Divine Mercy Parish-St. Anthony Catholic Church, where she was a cleaner at the church for over 35 years. She was a member of their Christian Mothers, and a recipient of the Simon Brute award and the Mother Theresa award.

Fronie was a homemaker and she cooked at the St. Anthony Community Center and the St. Anthony Elementary school.

She enjoyed cooking and baking, canning, crafts, planting flowers, playing bingo, and helping people, but her greatest joy was her family and precious grandchildren.

Surviving are  seven daughters, Darlene Tuell, Huntingburg, Mary Jean “Jeannie” Begle (Jim), St. Henry, Janet Braunecker (Joseph “Junie”), St. Meinrad, Linda Hochgesang, St. Anthony, Cindy Hochgesang  (Jerry Young), St. Anthony, Brenda Hochgesang, St. Anthony, and Laura Hochgesang, St. Anthony; four sons, William “Bill” Hochgesang (Carol), Clarksville, Tennessee, Ernest “Ernie” Hochgsang (Eileen), St. Henry, Michael “Mick” Hochgesang (Tami), Birdseye, and Richard “Rick” Hochgesang (Jenny), St. Anthony; 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren, with one great-grandchild and one great-great-grandchild on the way; and one brother, Lawrence Brosmer, Schnellville.

Preceding her in death beside her husband were two sons-in-law, Charles Tuell and Arnie Heeke; three sisters, Dorothy Messmer, Anna Mae Brosmer and Catherine Hartings; and five brothers, Isidore, Cletus, Edward, Philip and Joseph Brosmer.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Veronica C. “Fronie” Hochgesang will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

A visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, January 24, 2020, at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.  The St. Anthony Christian Mothers will pray the rosary at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Divine Mercy Parish, or to a favorite charity.

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