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Eugenia C. ‘Jeannie’ Rahman | Obituary

JASPER — Eugenia C. “Jeanie” Rahman, 86, of Jasper, formerly of Ferdinand, died at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2022 at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper.

Jeanie was born in Celestine on August 11, 1935 to Leo and Veronica (Gadlage) Hoffman. She married Henry H. Rahman on September 14, 1957 at St. Celestine Catholic Church. He predeceased her on March 19, 1968.

Jeanie owned and operated the Rahman Lumber Company in Ferdinand with her husband. After her husband’s death, she continued to operate Rahman Lumber until 1983. She then worked at Aristokraft in Ferdinand, then worked at the Jasper High School Cafeteria and at the Son Shop Christian Bookstore in Jasper.

She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper and their St. Ann’s Congregation. She was also a member of the Ferdinand Daughters of Isabella, Celestine Community Club, American Legion Auxiliary 124, VFW Auxiliary 673, and Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

She has volunteered at the Memorial Hospital Gift Shop and the Dubois County Museum.

Jeanie loved to dance, loved polkas, waltzes, and the chicken dance, played cards with her card club, and spent time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are three daughters, Katharine “Kathy” Rahman, Antioch, Tennessee, Cheryl “Sherry” Fleck (Mark) Bretzville, and Joan “Joni” Rahman, Newburgh; one son, David Rahman (Angie), Newburgh; five grandchildren, Kristi Fleck, Adam Fleck, Lydia Rahman, Cole Rahman and Sydney Rahman; two great-grandchildren, Harrison and Quinn Fleck; one sister, Carol Knies (Paul), Jasper; one brother, Alan Hoffman (Dana), Jasper; and two brothers-in-law, Jack Goodman and Linus Tretter, both of Celestine.

She was preceded in death next to her husband by two sisters, Shirley Goodman and Mary Lou Tretter.

Christian Burial Mass for Eugenia C. “Jeanie” Rahman is at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 10, at St. Ferdinand’s Catholic Church in Ferdinand, with interment to follow at St. Ferdinand’s Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9 at the Becher-Kluesner Chapel in downtown Jasper. The Congrégation Sainte-Anne will recite the Rosary at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The family asks for masks for the visit and the mass.

Memorial donations can be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, St. Ferdinand’s Catholic Church or a favorite charity.

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