Aloysius J. Kreutzjans a founder of Farmer's Mkt.
Aloysius "Al" J. Kreutzjans, 79, of Jennings County died at 3:20 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Jennings Health Care Center.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Ann's Catholic Church Friday at 11 a.m. with Fr. Jonathan Meyer officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service with a Rosary service beginning at 3:45 p.m. Burial will be at St. Ann's Catholic Cemetery.
Mr. Kreutzjans, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, had been a lifelong educator, serving Jennings County for 30 years as a teacher at the former Vernon School and Brush Creek Elementary. He had been a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also involved with the Hoosier Historic Hills and was pivotal in the start-up of the North Vernon Farmer's Market. His interests included traveling, trees and reading.
Born July 20, 1933 in Jennings County, Mr. Kreutzjans was the son of the late Joseph and Margaret Gasper Kreutzjans. He married Marie Stammen on August 18, 1979.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Margaret Kreutzjans, Monica Phillips and Julie Peters, all of Indianapolis; two sons, Matthew Nordenbrock of Greenfield and Nathaniel Norden-brock of Evansville; eight grandchildren, Ben and Sarah Phillips, Johnathan, Elizabeth and Jacob Peters and Allison, Bailey and Eliza Nordenbrock; two brothers, George and Ed Kreutzjans, both of North Vernon and one sister, Marcella Magateaux of Union City.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Richard, Joseph and Sylvester Kreutzjans and two sisters, Mildred Kreutzjans and Anna Walters.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to St. Mary's Project Share or Our Hospice of Jennings County.