Thelma A. Bedel
On November 21, 2019, our dear Mom, Thelma Bedel, passed from this world into the loving hands of our Heavenly Father.
She was born in Decatur County on May 26, 1929, to Bernard and Mary (Berkemeier) Oesterling. She attended grade school in St. Maurice and high school in Kingston.
She married the love of her life, Johnnie Bedel, on June 10, 1950, and then they moved to Greensburg, IN. Thelma was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greensburg and a 60+-year member of St. Lawrence Ladies Auxiliary.
Mom enjoyed crochet, embroidery and sewing. We will all remember her roast beef, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans and tomatoes as the best ever set upon a table. Our Mom enjoyed the outdoors, walking trails in state parks and especially the gorgeous sunsets out the back window.
She was an avid Larry Bird and Pacers fan. Mom loved to play bunco, bingo and spending time with family and friends.
She spent her life selflessly taking care of others. In her first job she was a nanny. Mom also worked outside the home as a seamstress in the dress factory and enjoyed working in the high school cafeteria. Later she raised all five of us to become successful adults. Recently she was a tireless caretaker for John in his final years.
Thelma leaves behind two sons, Victor (Jackie), Fountaintown, Vernon (Mary), Muncie. In addition, Thelma has three daughters, Margie (Jack) Williams, Rose (Paul) Remmler, Wyoming, Michigan, Annette (Tom) Faust, Greensburg. Her grandchildren are Cary Fuller, Erin Mayes, Matt Bedel, Paul Bedel, Michelle Williams Burt, Gabe Williams, Mark Remmler, Steven Remmler, Ryan Bottorff, Chris Bottorff, Jamie Bottorff. She has eight great-grandchildren. Thelma also leaves behind brother-in-law Lou Bedel and several nieces and nephews.
Thelma was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, John Bedel, parents Bernard and Mary Oesterling, 4 brothers, 2 sisters and Ben Bedel, a beloved grandson.
Family and friends will gather at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home to pray the rosary. Visitation will follow until 8:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. The family will also receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating.
Interment will be held in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Greensburg following the Mass.
The family wishes to thank Mom's caregivers at Decatur County Memorial Hospital and Morning Breeze Retirement Community. Thanks to everyone for your kindness, understanding and prayers. Memorials may be sent to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greensburg.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com
Published on November 22, 2019

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Amber Creech Rausch
Dec 04, 2019
Annette, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of you mom. You and Tom take care of one another. I hope your life has been wonderful together!
Ethan Werner
Dec 03, 2019
I am the son of one of her Nephews and although i didn't know her as well as i knew Johnnie, she was always so kind when my dad and i would go over. She's with Johnnie now and that's where she belongs.