Martha R. “Marty” Wilhelm

Wilhelm2Martha R. “Marty” Wilhelm, age 70 of Batesville, died Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.  Born February 13, 1946 in Batesville, she is the daughter of Lillian (Nee: Niese) and John Suttmann.  She married Alvin Wilhelm April 12, 1969 at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg.  Marty was a teller at Fifth-Third Bank 23 years before retiring in January of 2008.  She was also a member of St. Louis Church.

Marty grew up in a large farm family.  An excellent cook, her family teased that she never learned to scale back.  She would always cook more than was needed and would “encourage” you to eat more well after you’d eaten all you could.  But with hospitable being the word to best describe her, that was just Marty.  Her tator tot casseroles and potato salad were family favorites.  Some of Marty’s interests included watching Dancing With the Stars, Wheel of Fortune, I.U. Basketball and Duke Basketball, although no one in the family could figure that one out.  She enjoyed spending time at the beach and always looked forward to the regular trips of Gulf Shores Alabama or Panama City Beach Florida.  After retirement, she also enjoyed meeting friends for coffee at McDonald’s.  Her true passion though, were her grandkids.  Marty loved nothing better than spending time with them and would do anything for them.

She is survived by her husband Alvin; daughters Jennifer Lents of Batesville, Michele Hutchek of Speedway, Indiana; sons Brian of Osgood, Indiana, Christopher of Batesville; sister Clarissa (Chris) Adams of West Chester, Ohio; brothers Paul Suttmann of Batesville, Cletus Suttmann of Oldenburg, Albert Suttmann of Sacramento, California and eight grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by sisters Alvina Herbert, Sarah Jones and brother Wilbur Suttmann.

Visitation is Tuesday, May 24th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home with a Divine Mercy Chaplet service at 4 p.m.   Funeral services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 25th, at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to St. Louis School or Wilhelm Grandchildren’s Education Fund.