Juanita Arlene Keidel

March 8, 1920January 18, 2013
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Juanita Arlene Keidel, 92, formerly of Ossian, passed away, Friday, January 18, 2013 at Christian Care Retirement Community. She was born March 8, 1920 in Ossian, the daughter of Harry L. and Stella V. (Neuenschwander) Davis. She was a homemaker. She also was a piano teacher and had played the organ at Ossian 1st Presbyterian Church, where she had been a member since 1933. She enjoyed camping, but she will be remembered mostly for her love of music and her love for her grandchildren. Surviving are her son, Jack Keidel of Terre Haute; daughter, Deborah (Richard) Kolkman of Uniondale; grandchildren, Matthew (Lisa) Markley of Bluffton, Jason (Rebecca) Keidel, Michelle (Kevin) Barrett, and Terri (Troy) Shipley, all of Terre Haute; 13 great grandchildren; and brother in law and sister in law, Marlin and Alma Keidel of Poe. In addition to her parents preceding her in death was her husband, Loren G Keidel in 2004. Funeral service will be Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 10:30 AM at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill Street, Ossian, IN 46777 with visitation 1 hour prior. Visitation will also be on Monday, January 21, 2013 from 2 to 8 PM at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christian Care Retirement Community or Ossian 1st Presbyterian Church.



  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 22, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, January 21, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, January 22, 2013


  • Burial

Juanita Arlene Keidel

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Pat Winkler

January 22, 2013

Debbie, I am sorry for your loss and pray for the Lord to wrap his arms around you and give you peace in your soul even if the midst of your sorrow.

Pat Winkler (Portland OR)

Linda Stahl Johnson

January 22, 2013

Dear Jack and Debbie,
I was so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. I learned so much from her about playing the piano and music. I also remember her delicious chocolate cake. Prayers for you and your families.

Cheryl Hunnicutt

January 22, 2013

Sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. The best advise I can give to you is to hang on to all the good memories of her. You and your family are in my prayers.

Donna Hammel

January 21, 2013

Debbie, so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I remember her well all the fun we had at your house. She was a beautiful woman. God now has another angel. Donna (Blew) Hammel

Kathi Taylor

January 21, 2013

Dear Jack and Debbie, I too have many fond memories of stopping at your folks house with our mom, Mildred. I'm Kathi, the youngest of her five.
I was so interested to read of Juanita's love for playing the piano and organ; we all seem to have musical aptitudes, as well. I am the keeper of great-grandma Simmerman's organ mirror and count it as a great treasure. Hoping your lifetimes of loving memories will sustain you.

January 21, 2013

Dear Debbie,
I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You have my deepest sympathy as this sad time.


Jaci Rienecker

January 21, 2013

Jack & Debbie, All of the 5 Minnich cousins have fond memories of your Mother. Our mom, Mildred, just loved to visit her cousin throughout her lifetime & we got to tag along. I am now the oldest of our clan and we send you our sympathy. I got to see her a few years back at the home when Leon & Charlene were also there. Fondly, Jaci & All

Suzan Zimmerman

January 20, 2013

Nola (Zimmerman) Pelfrey and her kids send their deepsest sympathy. Nola will miss you. Nola's son, Denny, has fond memories of Juanita and Nola playing piano together out on the farm.
Suzan Zimmerman
on behalf of Nola