William O’Neil ‘Neil’ Labhart, 81 Jasper

William O’Neil “Neil” Labhart, 81 of Jasper, passed away at 4:19 a.m. on Monday, December 24, 2018, at his home.

Neil was born in Jasper on October 6, 1937, to William Julius and Agnes Marie (Howell) Labhart.  He married Mary Catherine “Kate” Schroeder on April 12, 1958, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

He was a U.S. Marine veteran. 

Neil retired from Breidenbaugh Bros as a diesel mechanic, and then retired from Jasper Engines where he had worked in the warranty department. He then worked part time for Buffalo Trace Golf Course. 

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, a member of the Jasper Moose Lodge #1175 and Jasper Outdoor Recreation.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, spending time at Beaver Lake, planting flower gardens, traveling, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving is his wife, Mary Catherine “Kate” Labhart of Jasper; one son, William “Dean” Labhart (Brenda) of Jasper; one daughter, LaDonna Werner (Larry) of Ireland; five grandchildren, Brandon Werner, Holly Hynes, Travis Werner, William Labhart, and Leslie Meyer; two stepgrandchildren, Shanda Phillips and Danielle Wendholt; four great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; one stepgreat-great-grandchild.

Preceding him in death beside his parents was one sister, Charlotte Cockerham; and one great-grandchild Sophie Meyer.

A Mass of Christian Burial for William O’Neil “Neil” Labhart will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, December 28, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, with entombment to follow in Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum in Jasper.  The VFW Post #673 will conduct military gravesite rites.

A visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2018, at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, Indiana.  Jasper Moose Lodge #1175 will conduct a memorial service at 6p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, or to a favorite charity.

Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.


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