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William B. Mersmann

William B. Mersmann, 73, Lanesville, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
A native of Louisville, born July 22, 1932, he was the son of the late Francis and Ann Elizabeth Recktenwald Mersmann.
He was a retired yard supervisor for Cinergy, a Navy veteran of the Korean War, and a member of Knights of Columbus and St. Mary’s Catholic Church, both in Lanesville, and Hoosier Bowling League in New Albany.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Schroeder.
Survivors include his wife, the former Patricia J. Thomas; two sons, James Mersmann of Corydon and Jeffrey Mersmann of Lawrenceburg; a daughter, Janet Sample of Georgetown; a brother, Frank Mersmann of Fern Creek, Ky., and seven grandchildren.
Funeral: Saturday, Oct. 8, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lanesville with burial in the church cemetery. Arrangements: Gehlbach and Royse Funeral Home in Corydon.
Pallbearers: Kevin Sinex, Tom James, Don Love, Kenny Boone, Carl Huckleby and Frank Mersmann.
The family suggests memorial gifts to Hospice of Southern Indiana.

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