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Veronica C. Hochgesang, 96, St. Anthony

Veronica  C. “Fronie” Hochgesang, age 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 also a member of their Christian Mothers, and a recipient of the Simon Brute award and the Mother Theresa award.

A homemaker, she cooked at the St. Anthony Community Center and 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, TN, Ernest “Ernie” Hochgsang (Eileen), St. Henry, Michael “Mick” Hochgesang (Tami), Birdseye, and Richard “Rick” Hochgesang (Jenny), St. Anthony; 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 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 was held on Saturday, January 25, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony, with burial following in the church cemetery.

Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home in Jasper was in charge of all arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Divine Mercy Parish, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

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