Anna Mae (nee Ihle) Lobenstein; resident of St. Leon Indiana passed away on October 27, 2017 in her home. She was born on March 27, 1939 to Joseph and Louise (nee Bross) Ihle. On April 25, 1959 she married the love of her life, whom she is now reunited with, Eugene Emmert Lobenstein. In their early days they loved to go square dancing. Annie cherished her family immensely and enjoyed spending time with her great-grandchildren. She loved baseball, especially watching the reds on tv and playing cards. While her competitive nature often forced her to become a sore loser in the game Canasta, everyone to the left would be handed her Black 3’s. Annie was a wonderful cook and her family loved her homemade pancakes. However, due to her husband’s passing, Annie found it too hard to make them. Her faith in God and the church kept her going through her grief as she prayed the rosary daily.She is preceded in death by her husband Eugene Emmeret Lobenstein, parents: Joseph and Louise (nee Bross) Ihle, and sister: Dottie Shope.Those left to remember Annie include her devoted children: Jeff Lobenstein, Tina Lobenstein & Kim (Jerry) Callahan; cherished grandchildren: Stephanie (Jeremy) Smith, Jessica (Cory) Mobley, Jeremy (Amy) Lobenstein, Eric (McKenzie) Callahan & Ryan (Abbie Wiesmann) Callahan; loving great-grandchildren: Wyatt & Landon Smith, Colton Mobley, Easton & Emmett Lobenstein & Tucker Gene Lobenstein who is due in November; Siblings: Mary (Charlie) Gutzwiller, Charlie (Mary) and Joe (Beverly) Ihle, Jean Herman and Debbie (Henry) Ward. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.A rosary service will begin at 10:30 AM followed by the visitation on Monday, October 30, 2017 from 11 AM until the time of mass at 2 PM at the All Saints Parish -St. Joseph’s Campus, 7536 Church Lane, West Harrison, Indiana 47060. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to benefit the Sunman Life Squad, St. Leon Volunteer Fire Department or the All Saints Parish. Donations can be brought to the visitation and a funeral home representative may help you with your donation. If you are unable to attend the visitation you may mail your contributions to, Brater-Winter Funeral Home, 201 S. Vine Street, Harrison, Ohio 45030
After a long two weeks of travel, the Wisconsin Badgers (15-3, 4-2 Big Ten) finally return home as they host No. 16 Michigan (12-5, 2-4 Big Ten) for their annual Breast Cancer Awareness match Friday at 7 p.m.Wisconsin welcomes Michigan, who was in the final four last year. The Badgers open a four-match home stand and continue their six-match stretch against ranked teams. UW is one of only three teams in the country that will play six straight matches against top-25 teams in 2013.Wisconsin also continues to climb up in the rankings under head coach Kelly Sheffield, taking over No.15 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top-25 Coaches’ poll, making this the Badgers highest ranking since 2008.“It feels really good,” junior Courtney Thomas said. “Our expectations are really high, not saying 15 isn’t good, but we definitely want to get higher, keep moving up in those ranks. But for right now it feels really good.”Michigan is focused heavily on its offense and Sheffield knows they have to play a strong game this Friday.“ Michigan is one of the top offenses in the conference with a really diverse team,” Sheffield said. “They have some big bangers. The biggest thing we are going to have to do is keep their hitting percentage down from what they’ve been doing, because they have been tearing everybody up. This match is big if we want to stay and battle for a Big Ten championship.”Before the match, the Badgers will honor former Badger volleyball player Margie Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick was a four-year letterwinner for Wisconsin from 1984-87. She still holds season and career records for service aces. In 1991 she served as the interim head coach leading the team to a spot in the NCAA tournament.Fitzpatrick fought breast cancer twice and passed away in December of 2004 from the disease. Each year, Wisconsin Athletics recognizes Fitzpatrick and her family.“It is always important to stop and take a moment and realize how blessed we are,” sophomore Taylor Morey said. “We’re sending out a prayer for all those who are fighting.”Along with honoring her family, Wisconsin Athletics is handing out pink bracelets to the first 1000 fans. It is also Student Night on Friday paired with National Chocolate Cupcake day. All students will receive a free chocolate cupcake upon entry.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed the club are in the process of recruiting a new striker.Senior sources at the Red Devils were insistent last week the Premier League side were not after a new front man, but after United’s 1-0 win over Club America at the weekend Van Gaal hinted a “surprise” signing might be in store.And on the eve of United’s second tour match in California against the San Jose Earthquakes, the United boss again dropped a cryptic clue which suggested a forward could be coming to Old Trafford.“He is in the process,” Van Gaal said bluntly when asked about his “surprise” signing.When asked whether United were close to signing the striker in question, Van Gaal said: “No. It is not a striker that the media has written, but you have to wait and see.“The transfer period is open until September 1. You have to wait.”United have been linked with a number of forwards in the last few weeks, including Paris St Germain’s Edinson Cavani, Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich.A German newspaper claimed United had bid £70million for Lewandowski’s team-mate Thomas Muller on Monday, but sources at Old Trafford denied an offer had been tabled. 1 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal