University High School

Bloomington, Indiana

Class of 1965


Georgia Graham "Gigi" Pinnell, February 8, 2024

Jerry Francis Abbott, January 26, 2024

Michael Argyle "Mike" Abbott, November 17, 2023

Terence Boe Timothy "Terry" McManus, December 18, 2021

Paul Young Michael, March 27, 2020

Sally Ann Isom, December 12, 2019

Robert C "Bob" Jordan, March 27, 2019

Julia Louise "Judy" Crouch Kane, December 4, 2017

Margaret Ann "Peggy" Owens Buher Page, July 14, 2017

Marcia Paige "Paige" Stikeleather Sizemore Doty Arbuckle, April 17, 2017

Patricia Anne "Pati" Briscoe, October 14, 2016

Marian Armstrong (Librarian), September 23, 2016

Karen "Susie" Spangler Bateman, February 10, 2016

Bob Hedrick, October 5, 2015

Ed Baker, July 9, 2015

Ross Howe, November 20, 2014

Linda Jean, March 21, 2014

Janet Rogers Weimer - January 19, 2014

Kathy Smith (Sukilena Quin) - May 2013

Mike Elam, July 14, 2012

Mary Ann Brafford Minsterl, June 21, 2012

Rob Robertson, May 22, 2012

Steve Rouse, August 27, 2011

Josephine Spear (teacher), June 7, 2011

Judy Foot Campbell, December 5, 2010

Tom Kleindorfer, March 17, 2010

Ann Byrd Ott, December 28, 2009

Jane Hazelrigg (teacher), December 22, 2008

Charles Souers (teacher), December 8, 2008

Bill Woodward, August 20, 2008

Kathy Hall DePree, June 15, 2008

Mari Leininger Carroll, April 1 or July 1, 2007

Jeffrey Scott Arpan, May 28, 2005

Ann Flack Baker, April 24, 2004

Gary Burkhart, January 7, 2000

Walt Gray (teacher & coach), September 10, 1999

Tom Herter, April 2, 1997

Will Dunn, April 23, 1996

David Allgood, January 24, 1995

Margot Dowling, October 16, 1993

Butch Broaddus, November 25, 1993

Debby Schmalz, May 4, 1991

Maryla Lear, February 8, 1986

Amy Suer, August 17, 1979

Eric Winther, August 9, 1979

Susan Tuthill, December 19, 1965

Larry Crowe, June 15, 1965

Georgia Graham "Gigi" Pinnell Stowe, 76
January, 1948 - February 8, 2024
With heavy hearts, we bid farewell to Dr. Gigi Pinnell Stowe, a cherished grandmother ("Nana"), mother and friend, who passed away on February 8, 2024.
Gigi departed peacefully, with her adoring family by her side, leaving behind a legacy of love, generosity, and joy.
Born to Dr. George and Dot Pinnell, Gigi grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, where she attended University High School. It was during high school when she first established a remarkable ability to form lifelong friendships. People were naturally drawn to Gigi's intellect, charm, and compassion. Gigi attended Indiana University and was a proud member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority.
Gigi was insatiably curious and loved to travel so following college she joined Pan American Airlines as a flight attendant. She visited countries all over the world, creating more memories and lifetime friendships. Later, Gigi earned her PhD in Psychology and went on to improve the lives of countless people with her compassion and guidance as a psychologist. She lived in many places, including Virginia and California, but Bloomington was always close to her heart, and her second home was her beloved Sanibel Island.
Gigi strove to live a life full of meaning and purpose and approached every day as an opportunity to do so. Between her accomplishments, relationships, and impact, her family and friends proudly state that she succeeded spectacularly and leaves the world truly a better place.
She is survived by her son Derick (Kate), daughter Lindsay (John), and four grandchildren, Annabel, Graham, Georgia, and Josephine. Both Graham and Georgia are named in Gigi's honor.
Gigi will be lovingly remembered for her kindness, generosity, incredible sense of humor, and ability to make everyone around her feel special and valued. Her love will continue to guide us, her wisdom will continue to inspire us, and her memory will forever be cherished. She will be profoundly missed.
After college, she legally changed her name to Gigi.
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Jerry Francis Abbott, 77
January 1, 1947 - January 26, 2024
Jerry F Abbott, 77, resident of Bloomington, Indiana, went home to be with our Lord on January 26, 2024. Jerry was born on New Year's Day, January 1, 1947. He was at home with family when he passed.
He is a 1965 graduate of University High School, Bloomington, Indiana. He retired from the United States Navy after 24 years and he then went on to work at Puget Sound Naval shipyard as a rigger for 16 years in Bremerton, Washington. After retiring, he moved back to Bloomington to be with his family.
He is survived by his wife Velma of 53 years, sons Ted Abbott and companion Amy Jones, Shane Abbott and wife Michelle, Tim Matz and wife Darlene, grandchildren Mikael and Nathaniel Abbott, Tim Matz Jr., Emma Matz, and a few close cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nathan Abbott and Patricia Abbott Pate, sister Jean Jones, brother in law Jack Jones and mother in law Gertrude Wagner.
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Michael Argyle "Mike" Abbott, 77
October 7, 1946 - November 13, 2023
Michael Argyle Abbott, 77, passed away Monday, November 13, 2023, at his residence. Born October 7, 1946, in Fürth, Germany, he was the son of Lt. Col. Argyle Campbell Abbott and Olga (Beymas) May.
Since Michael was the son of a military family, he grew up in many places. He spent most of his time in Albuquerque and Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas. Michael graduated high school in Bloomington, Indiana. He earned his Master’s Degree in Social Services from Indiana University. Michael earned his LUCTF and sold life insurance with his step-dad, Robert May, in Bloomington. His love for the ocean sent him to Texas, Florida, and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where he was one of the producers for time-share. Michael loved to travel, eat the cuisine of the area, and was blessed to be able to do so with his family.
Survivors include his sister, Lydia Ann (James “Jim”) Russell of Mitchell; step-sister, Deborah Jean May of Los Lunas, New Mexico; step-brother, Randy David (Shelley) May of Austin, Texas; nephew, Robert “Woody” Berentes of Crawfordsville, Indiana; niece, Lauren Michelle (Levi) Eads of Portland, Oregon; aunt, Ludmilla Brown of Eaton, Ohio; and cousin, Gera Kouznetsov of Wilmington, Delaware.
Michael’s parents, his step-dad Robert D. May, and cousin Elena V. Kusnetsova, preceded him in death.
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Terence Boe Timothy "Terry" McManus, 75
July 16, 1946 - December 18, 2021
It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Terence "Terry" McManus. Loving husband to Irene, dedicated father to Teevan (Anne), Johanna (RJ) and Anthony McManus and devoted Papa to his grandchildren, Benjamin, Stella, and Lucy. Predeceased by his mother and father, Norma and Dr. Joseph Forde McManus, and his brother, Anthony "Tony" McManus.
Terry (Daddy) had a way of making the ordinary moments, extraordinary. A sunset, a walk in the woods, birds chirping or having a look at the moon brightening up the night sky – the simple things in life brought him the most pleasure.
One of Terry's greatest loves was his music and he dedicated much of his life to creativity and expression. He was a teacher and a mentor to so many. He founded the Songwriter's Association of Canada and for 40 years taught hundreds of students in the Music Industry Arts program at Fanshawe.
He began his career as a singer-songwriter and while he had some early success in the industry, he turned down the opportunity for a record deal in New York to be in Canada with his family, who meant more to him than the chance at stardom.
Terry always had his priorities straight, and that was to love, support and guide his family. His presence was a safe haven.
Without fail, Terry showed up every morning rain or shine to walk his grandchildren to school. With a smile on his face, a skip in his step, and peppermints in his pocket, he faced life with eternal optimism, to live each day like it was your last. In one of his recent songs he writes, "here is here, gone is gone, live your life, don't wait too long". He taught us countless life lessons but most important was to lead with love in your heart. Love first – always.
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Paul Young Michael, 72
April 8, 1947 - March 27, 2020
Paul Young Michael, 72, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2020. Paul was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 8, 1947. His parents, Marvin and Merle Michael, moved to Bloomington in 1957 when Paul was 10 years old. Marvin worked at Westinghouse and was transferred to Bloomington from Pittsburgh.
Paul was introduced to his new 5th grade classmates at University Elementary School (3rd Street and Jordan Avenue) in the fall of 1957 and graduated from University High School (10th Street and the “Bypass”) in 1965. Among Paul’s many lifelong friends from the class of 1965 were David Sparks (wife Nancy), Daniel Sparks, Dave King, Ed McCrea (wife Vickie), Frank Yoder, Rick Darby, Rob Cook, Mark Rushing, Dave Butler (wife Beverly), Pete Munger and Pat O’Connor. Other close friends included Manuel and Marsha Barreiro, Tim and Marilyn Parrish and Steve Burns. Everyone who knew Paul will remember his kind and compassionate spirit, witty sense of humor and storytelling abilities.
Paul served with the U.S. Army including a tour in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sgt. Upon his return home, Paul enrolled at Indiana University and graduated from the School of Business in 1972. Much of his career was in the clothing business through his association with Wible & Wise, the Oxford Shop, Gilmore’s, and Redwood & Ross. Paul loved spending time with his two daughters and his “grandpuppy” Izzy. He also enjoyed gardening, reading, US history, and studying Native American culture. Paul was always up to date on all developments in the world of sports, having been an IU and Michigan State fan (from which Claire graduated). His preferred style of coaching was Vince Lombardi.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his beloved daughters Claire and Ally Michael, and their mother Jeanine (Burns) Michael; his brother Richard M. Michael (Gail); his sister Miriam Michael; and his niece and nephew Todd and Marla Michael. Paul was also a proud uncle to 15 nieces and nephews from the Burns family.
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Sally Ann Isom, 72
September 10, 1947 - December 12, 2019
Sally Ann Isom, 72, of Bloomington passed away Thursday, December 12, 2019 at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.
Born, September 10, 1947 in Bloomington, she was the daughter of the late Kenny and Lois (Young) Isom.
Sally is survived by one sister, Becky Isom Wallace of St. Augustine, Florida, two brothers, Jerry Isom of St. Augustine, Florida, and Larry Isom of Bloomington, Indiana, and many nieces and nephews.
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Robert C "Bob" Jordan, 71
May 8, 1947 - March 27, 2019
Robert C. Jordan, age 71, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 in Irvine, California surrounded by his family. Bob was born May 8, 1947, in Bloomington, Indiana, to Harold W. and Elise P. Jordan. He married Pamela C. Perkins on May 12, 1979 in New York City. This year would mark 40 wonderful years together. Pam and Bob moved to southern California and were blessed with two daughters, Nicole and Laura.
Bob attended Howe Military Academy and graduated in 1965. He attended Oklahoma State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Management and was active with Delta Chi fraternity.
Bob always loved to travel and upon graduation from college, he traveled for 18 months all over the world. This trip, along with a summer job with Cartan Travel, set the trajectory of his life. His Westin Hotel career began in San Francisco at the St. Francis Hotel and he would also leave his mark on Westin Ilikai Hotel in Honolulu, The Plaza Hotel in New York City, the Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel in Costa Mesa, CA. He also worked for IHG hotels at the Anaheim Holiday Inn where he got involved with that community. Bob was President of the Anaheim Rotary Club from 1993 to 1994, following in his dad’s legacy. Both Bob and Pam are Paul Harris Fellows. Bob left the hotel hospitality industry in 1997 to begin his own business in the residential window cleaning industry. His endeavors in this field were very successful for nearly 20 years - first in Overland Park, Kansas and then in Irvine, California. Bob sold his business and retired in January 2018.
Bob enjoyed traveling, the theater, music entertainment, boating, cooking, golf and current events and hardly missed an episode of the CBS Sunday Morning Show. Bob, along with Pam, was a gracious host to many gatherings at home, always the first to offer a welcoming hug and a giant smile. He cared deeply for his family and friends. His charismatic personality was warm and genuine to anyone he came across. He was always honest, thoughtful, respectful, trustworthy and was the first to lend a helping hand and share his bit of wisdom.
Bob will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather (Pops) and will be thought of fondly by all that knew him.
Bob is survived by his wife, Pamela; daughters and sons in law, Nicole and Chris Richardson, Laura and Eric Linebarger; and four loving grandchildren, Celia and Elliot Richardson, Claire and Whitney Linebarger. He also leaves his sister and brother in law, Elise and Russell Kushigian; along with his niece Melissa and her beautiful family. Bob was preceded in death by his mother and father, Elise P. and Harold W. Jordan.
Bob was with us in 7th & 8th grades.
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Julia Louise "Judy" Crouch Kane, 71
November 16, 1946 - Decemeber 4, 2017
Julia "Judy" L. Kane, 71, of Indianapolis, passed away December 4, 2017 at her home where she wanted to be with her family and three kitties, with a worn out, much-used forgiving heart. Judy was born in 1946 in Bloomington, IN, to the late Lester and Dola Hayes Crouch. She was a graduate of University High School, Bloomington, and received a degree in Floral Design, designing flowers for work and pleasure.
Judy is surrounded by her loving husband of 46 years, Robert "Bob" Kane; three children, Leslie Cole, Christina (Peter Clemens) Kane and Tony (Kelly) Kane. She was a proud grandparent of four strong and independent granddaughters, Michal Fortner, Taylor Miller, Megan Roberts and Morgan Roberts. She adored her fun loving and energetic great-grandchildren, Zoe, Ellie, Maverick, Oliver and Jude. She is also survived by her sister, Marilyn Ring. A brother, Richard Crouch, preceded her in death.
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Margaret Ann "Peggy" Owens Buher Page, 70
March 30, 1947 - July 14, 2017
Margaret A. “Peggy” (Owens) Page died unexpectedly at her home Friday morning, July 14, in Bloomington.
Born March 30, 1947, in Mattoon, Illinois, she was the daughter of Glenn O. and Margaret (Davis) Owens. She worked as a dental assistant and receptionist for Dr. Huff and Dr. Peffley. She was an active and founding member of Psi Iota Xi social sorority, a member of the Bloomington Lions Club and also St. Paul United Methodist Church.
She is survived by two nieces, Beth Rush, of Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, and Amy Ray, of Bloomington; a stepdaughter, Rebecca Burton, of Portland, Oregon; two step-sons, Benjamin (Jamie) Page, of Schaumburg, Illinois, and Wesley Buher, of Bloomington; three step-grandchildren, Harlow Page, Gabrielle Willoughby and Cellie Burton; two sisters-in-law, Rosemarie Page, of Seal Beach, California, and Adelia (Dr. Charles) Nichols, of Huntington Beach, California; and three brothers-in-law, William (Jeannette) Page, of Oswego, Illinois, Paul Page, of Morris, Illinois, and Thomas Page, of St. Albans, New York.
Peggy was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Russell Buher; her second husband, J. Patrick Page, on December 31, 2016; and one nephew, Bill Ray.
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Marcia Paige Stikeleather Sizemore Doty Arbuckle, 68
October 31, 1947 - April 17, 2017
Paige was with the Class in 7th grade.
She graduated from Northwest High in Indianapolis.
She married three times, but was going by her maiden name at the time of her death.
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Patricia Anne "Pati" Briscoe, 69
August 23, 1947 - October 14, 2016
Patricia Anne Briscoe, 69, passed away October 14, 2016, in Indianapolis. She was born in Bloomington, Indiana, to the late Carlisle and Elizabeth Briscoe. Patricia was also preceded in death by her brothers Carlisle Jr. and Donnie Briscoe.
She is survived by her good friends Jill Regnier and Mary Cashen.
Patricia worked at Nordstrom's in the shoe department, and completed her career at Kittle's Rooms Express.
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Marian Louise Armstrong, 87
June 24, 1929 - September 23, 2016
Marian Louise Armstrong, 87, died Sept. 23. She was born in Bedford, Indiana, to John F. Armstrong and Maude C. (Pafford) Armstrong.
She graduated from Bedford High School (1947), earned a BS in Ed from Indiana University (1952), was a librarian for Edison High School in Gary, IN, (1952-56) and in 1956 became librarian for the Paris (France) American School. She received her MLS degree from IU (1958), was librarian for University School — a laboratory school of the IU School of Education (1957-1968), and helped move the school to a new facility in 1964. In 1969 she was appointed Assistant Professor in the IU Graduate Library School, where she taught reference resources and services, supervised student field work, and was editor of the GLS (later SLIS - School of Library and Information Sciences) Alumni Newsletter.
She was an active member of professional organizations, including the American Library Association, the Indiana Library Federation and the Association of Indiana Media Educators. She was a member of the IU athletics committee (1971-77). She served on the Executive Council of the IU Alumni Association (1996-1999) and was on the Woodburn Guild Board of Governors (2001-2004).
She received the SLIS Distinguished Alumni Award (1990) and the IUAA Gertrude Rich Award (1999). She was elected to the library honorary society, Beta Phi Mu, in 1958 and received the Beta Phi Mu Chi Chapter Service Award in 1992.
Marian served several terms on the Monroe County Public Library Board. During this time the Ellettsville Branch Library was dedicated (1990) and the Main Branch enlarged (1996). She was a former president of the Monroe County Public Library Foundation. She was a member of the Hoagy Carmichael Jazz Society, the Friends of Art, The Monroe County Historical Society and participated in the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program.
She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, John Jerry Armstrong. She is survived by her sister, Sue Brown of Aptos, CA, and her sister-in-law, Carolyn Armstrong of Xenia, Ohio, as well as by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and longtime friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sycamore Land Trust or the MCPL Friends.
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Karen Sue "Susie" Spangler Bateman, 68
May 14, 1947 - February 10, 2016
Karen Sue "Susie" Bateman, 68, of Bourbonnais, Illinois,was transported from Riverside Senior Citizens' Life Communities in Kankakee to her heavenly home on Feb. 10, 2016, thus ending a steady two-year decline due to Aphasia/Dementia.
She was born May 14, 1947, in Linton, Ind., the daughter of Donald and Ethel (Smith) Spangler.
Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Richard, whom she married Jan. 28, 1967; son, R. Earl (Rosanna) Bateman, of Fort Collins, Colo.; daughter, P. Michelle Bateman, of Manteno; sisters, Sonnie (Jim) Meyers, of Hooper, Utah, and Vicki (Al) Evanelista, of Melbourne, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Carolyn Newton, Janet Holstine, Linda Cornelius and Beverly Armstrong, all of Washington, Ind. Also surviving are two grandsons, Kane Botts and Garrick Bateman; three granddaughters, Miranda Bateman and Kyrie and Darlene Botts; along with numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces and many, many friends.
Those who knew, or had even met, Susie soon learned that her life's passion was her husband, children, grandchildren and puppies, especially beagles. She also loved flowers, of which her favorite was a "Karen Sue" daylily. Although she could do most anything, she was the ultimate helpmate, mother and grandmother.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A private inurnment will be at a later date in Oak Grove Cemetery, Washington, Ind.
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Robert Lewis Hedrick, 68
November 24, 1946 - October 5, 2015
Hedrick, Robert Lewis, passed away at the age of 68 on Monday, October 5, 2015.
Loving father and father-in-law of Timothy S. Hedrick (Katherine Karakas) of Richmond, Virginia; loving brother of James Hedrick (Pamela) of Bellingham, Washington; uncle, great-uncle, and friend.
Mr. Hedrick was a practicing psychologist in the St. Louis area for nearly four decades.
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Edward Brice Baker, Jr, 68
June 28, 1947 - July 9, 2015
Edward Brice Baker, Jr., 68, passed away at his residence in Bloomington, Indiana, on July 9, 2015. A memorial service to be held in the fall is being arranged.
The son of the late Helen Louise (Michel) Baker and Edward Brice Baker, he was born on June 28, 1947, in Lexington, Kentucky. Ed graduated from University High School in Bloomington and attended Indiana University, for both of which institutions he retained a lifelong affection. He was especially close to his classmates in the University High School Class of 1965 and helped plan for and attended the 50th class reunion just held in late June. After retiring as a manager with AT&T, Ed was eventually able to return to Bloomington and reconnect with many of his friends. He was employed as a bus driver for the Monroe County Community School Corporation, a job which he truly enjoyed.
“Eddie,” as he was known to his family and friends, was a man of many interests, including sailing, classic cars and genealogy. Devoted to his family, whose history he researched intensively, he spent many hours caring for an aging mother before her own death. He not only was a man of many friends but someone who was able to maintain close and vital lifelong friendships. These relationships were one of his life’s greatest pleasures.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joan.
Survivors include a sister, Sharon B. (Robert) Selickman, of Cincinnati, Ohio, a half-sister, Kathy Baker (Bill) Torsell, of Lexington, Kentucky, and several cousins.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Eddie's last outgoing telephone call was made on July 2, so we believe July 3 to be the correct date of death.
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Ross O. Howe, 67
December 17, 1946 - November 20, 2014
Ross O. Howe, 67, of Cumming, Georgia, passed away at Emory Hospital 11:20 a.m. on November 20, 2014.
He was born in Bloomington, Indiana, to Bud and Ruth (Salmon) Howe, December 17, 1946. Ross was a 1965 graduate from University High School and a 1973 Indiana University graduate.
Ross is survived by his wife, Judy (Furgeson) Howe; son, Kevin Howe-Hart (Jodi); step-son, Trey Horton; uncle, Billy Ray Salmon; cousins, Ray Salmon (Pat), Barry Salmon (Mary), and Glen Salmon (Susan). He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Jason Howe.
Ross's go-to phrase was "We are not here for a long time; we are here for a good time." He certainly made good on that creed, and highlighted for so many of us just how fun our lives can be. For those who knew him, he will be missed, though his memory will more than likely leave you with a smile to share.
Arrangements by South-Care Cremation & Funeral Society, Alpharetta, Georgia.
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Linda Lou Jean, 66
September 6, 1947 - March 21, 2014
Linda L. Jean, 66, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014, at Golden Living Center in Bloomington.
Born September 6, 1947, in Charlestown, Indiana, she was the daughter of Paul and Gladys (Sciscoe) Jean.
Linda was the Administrative Office Manager in Afro-American studies at Indiana University for 40 years.
She was a loving sister and aunt who enjoyed cross stitching, and she was a member of the United Pentecostal Church of Highland Village.
Survivors include one brother, Rex Jean, of Bloomington; three nieces: Terri Bond of Bloomington, Kristin Hull (Rich) of Memphis, Tennessee, and Piper Hottell (Nathan) of Columbus; and several great-nieces & great-nephews.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 6415 Castleway Dr, Suite 114, Indianapolis, IN 46250.
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Janet Kay Rogers Weimer, 67
January 19, 1947 - January 19, 2014
SOLSBERRY — Janet K. Weimer, 67, of Solsberry, passed away Sunday January 19, 2014, at her residence.
She was born January 19, 1947, in Bloomington, Indiana, the daughter of Maurice C. and Frances (Conard) Rogers.
Janet worked for Indiana University and was an instructional aide at Eastern Elementary School. She was a member of the Solsberry Christian Church, and was an Avon representative for years.
Surviving relatives include her husband, James S. Weimer, of Solsberry; two daughters, Jennifer (Kirby) George of Owensburg and Jill Weimer of Solsberry. She has three grandchildren, Kelsey and Mason George of Owensburg and Joel Weimer of Solsberry.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Devin Riley George.
The family wishes any donations be made to the Solsberry Christian Church or the Solsberry Cemetery.
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Kathleen Wynne Smith
(Sukilena Quin), 66
March 17, 1947 - May, 2013
Kathy was an artist, living in San Francisco for many years, where she operated a business, Heavenly Art Store, using the name Sukilena (Suki) Quin.
She died from burns suffered in a fire in her apartment.
From information published in SFWeekly and in The San Francisco Appeal on May 28, 2013, the police said it was suspected that she started the fire, but the investigation was not complete.
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Michael Alexander "Mike" Elam, 65
December 29, 1946 - July 12, 2012
Mike's sister Lucy (UHS Class of 1971) provided the following information:
I spoke with him over the phone only 2 days before he died. He said that he had been very ill with food poisoning. Mike lived in Tucson, Arizona. He didn't own a car and used to run all of his errands on a bike. One of his neighbors actually saw him returning from the grocery store the day that he died and spoke with him. She said there wasn't anything obviously wrong.
The official date of death is July 14, 2012; however, when a couple of his friends and I were going through his things, we found a newspaper dated July 12 in the panniers on his bike. He did not show up for a rehearsal the evening of July 12 and did not call, which was very unusual for him, so we're pretty certain that he died on July 12.
He attended Indiana University and studied art. He had many artistic talents including portraiture, sketching, pottery, and sculpting. He loved Scots-Irish music and played flute in a small ensemble. He was an excellent chef and an avid reader. His friends characterized him as warm, kind, an attentive listener and one who was always willing to help others in need.
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Mary Ann Brafford Minsterl, 64
August 18, 1947 - June 21, 2012
Mary Ann (Brafford) Minsterl died June 21, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. She was born August 18, 1947 in Shelbyville, Indiana, to Jack and Betty Brafford. She grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, graduated from Westport High School in Louisville and attended Indiana University.
She was a member of Civil Air Patrol for 45 years. She took her pilot's training with CAP and participated in search and rescue missions in Virginia after Hurricane Camille. She spent 22 years as an Air Force Wife.
She consistently won recognition and awards for service to the American Red Cross as Chairman of Volunteers at the MacDill Station, and later to the Family Support Center at MacDill Air Force Base.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years James R. Minsterl, Tampa, Florida, mother Betty S. Brafford, sister Dorothy Shaw-McIntyre (Mel) of Louisville, nieces Kimberly Shaw Peters (Kyle) of Tucson, Arizona, and Cynthia Shaw of Louisville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Florida Great Pyrenees Club, Metropolitan Ministries, Inc., or Disabled American Veterans.
Mary Ann was with us from 7th through 10th grades.
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Ross Marshall "Rob" Robertson III, 64
August 22, 1947 - May 22, 2012
Kalamazoo, Mich. - Rob passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2012, unexpectedly at his home.
He was born August 22, 1947, in Lawrence, Kansas, the son of the late Ross M. Robertson II and Emily (Waste) Robertson. Rob was raised in Bloomington, Indiana, and was a 1965 graduate of University High School. He then went on to earn a Bachelor's degree in business from Indiana University.
Rob was the owner/operator of Peaches Printing in Snellville, Georgia, for many years before moving to Kalamazoo, Michigan, in 2010. He had a passion for photography. Rob's favorite subjects included piers, boats, and bridges for the sense of tranquility and peace that those landscapes emit. Rob also loved traveling and California in particular, especially San Francisco. Rob also enjoyed car racing and raced go-carts himself for many years.
Surviving are his daughter, Gina (Brad) Crowe of Bloomington, Indiana; stepdaughter, Heather (Ronnie) Fox of Grayson, Georgia; four grandchildren, Mackenzie and Brayden Crowe and Payton and Paxton Fox; sister, Joni (Jim Kahler) O'Connor; three cousins, Corlett, Tom, and Jim Orr; nieces, Erin (Jayson) Field and Kate O'Connor; and nephew, John O'Connor.
Honoring Rob's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Kalamazoo Dream Center, Stockbridge United Methodist Church, or the Kalamazoo County Humane Society. Please visit Rob's personalized online guestbook for condolences, memories, and contributions at
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Paul Stephen "Steve" Rouse, 64
January 19, 1947 - August 27, 2011
Steve Rouse fell asleep on Saturday, August 27, 2011.
Born on January 19, 1947, in Los Angeles, California, to Paul L. and Vera L. Rouse, Steve spent his childhood here in Bloomington. He graduated from University High School in 1965, and went on to attend Indiana University, and then technical school in Florida. The education he received there led him to Colorado Springs, Colorado, and later to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he directed TV news, and worked in many other aspects of video and TV production. Steve worked as a video producer for Sunrise Video West for many years, and produced numerous TV commercials for major auto client GMC. He most recently worked for Comcast in Denver, Colorado.
Steve returned to Bloomington in 1989. It was at this time he became involved in volunteer radio by hosting 2 shows on WFHB, including the bluegrass themed "Rural Routes" on Saturday afternoons. Steve became an avid bluegrass fan during those years, and attended many festivals and performances. He was asked to introduce Mr. Bill Monroe and his band at Bean Blossom, which he always considered a highlight during his time at the radio station.
Steve returned again to the West he loved so much, and eventually settled in Morrison, Colorado, and enjoyed many years there. He was always glad for family and friends to visit, proudly showing off the beautiful area he lived in. He returned to Bloomington 2 years ago.
Steve was a Christian who loved God and his Word, and fellowshipped with Christian Family Fellowship. His favorite things were his computer, listening to all types of music, watching movies, and the beautiful West. Steve was a kind and gentle soul, artistic and talented, and had a wonderful wit.
Steve will be sadly missed by his son Zach and granddaughter Elizabeth Zoe, his sister Elizabeth Tieman, her husband Joel and children Shaun (Jenna) and Elysia, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, Zach's mom Zoe Walrand, former wife Vicki Witham, his fellow Christian believers and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father Paul L. Rouse and mother Vera L. Rouse.
The family held a memorial gathering a few weeks later.
Steve — we love you, and we will all be rejoicing together someday!!
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Josephine Spear, 93
October 30, 1917 - June 7, 2011
Josephine Spear, associate professor emeritus, School of Education, Indiana University, passed away Tuesday at the Meadowood Retirement Community. She was born October 30, 1917, in Bedford, Indiana, to H. Clifford and Beryl (Foster) Spear. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Bedford.
In 1939 she received an A.B. in English from DePauw University, where she was a member and treasurer of Kappa Alpha Theta. She earned Masters and Doctorate Degrees from Indiana University.
She first taught in Bedford and Mishawaka junior high schools. After three years as chairperson of the English Department at Warren Central, Indianapolis, she came to Indiana University as an English instructor in the University School.
From 1950 until 1970, Spear was the chairperson of the English Department in the University School. In 1970, she was transferred from the University School to the School of Education. In 1983 she retired as chairperson of English Education, School of Education, Indiana University.
For the Indiana University Correspondence Division, Spear wrote secondary English courses 9-12. Her primary publications, however, were high school literature textbooks, two in English literature and one in world literature: Adventures in English Literature and Ideas and Patterns in Literature IV.
Her professional memberships included National Council Teachers of English, Indiana State Teachers, Delta Kappa Gamma, and Phi Delta Kappa. She was a founding member of Gamma Associates Chapter of Tri Kappa. She was a member of Altrusa International, DePauw and Indiana University Alumni, IU Foundation, Woodburn Guild, and Varsity Club. She was also a member of the 10-20 Investment Club and the Bloomington Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae.
Survivors include her nephew, Kenneth J. Eitel (Jacquelyn) of Greencastle; her niece, Joanna Batchelor (Miles) of Greenwood; and six grand nephews: Anthony, Patrick, Adam, Jacob, Matthew and Ethan Eitel.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Elizabeth Eitel.
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Judith (at right) with Susan Keisler Gray in Salzburg, December, 2000
Judith Alice "Judy" Foot Campbell, 63
June 5, 1947 - December 5, 2010
Her husband Dennis ( writes:
Judith was ill for several years with a condition similar to Alzheimer's, a disease from which her mother, grandfather, an uncle, and an aunt also suffered. The form is prevalent among descendants of the Volga Germans, which Judith's family was. It is typically fatal within a range of 5 to 15 years from date of diagnosis.
She suffered a stroke and fell into a coma in October 2009 and never regained consciousness. She passed away in December 2010.
It was a long goodbye, a process that began slowly 18 years ago with her gradual personality changes and accelerated dramatically in her last two years before the coma. I came home one day and she told me that she had just registered for the reunion of international students at IU. I asked, do they hold it every year now? She answered, apparently so because they are doing it again. She asked me to arrange flights and a hotel for her. I went online and could find no information about it. I looked at the copy of the registration she had just mailed in and discovered that it was for the reunion that had been held the previous year and which she had attended.
We had many such misunderstandings in her last two years. I told many friends and family that the Judith we knew had already left and that we should treasure the memories of Judith as she was. Throughout it all, she remained agreeable and cheerful and continued to laugh at my jokes, even the ones she had heard many times before.
An avid skier, she is buried in Salzburg, Austria, where she & Dennis have lived for 34 years. From the cemetery, you can see the Unterberg - HER mountain, she called it - from which she would launch her hang-glider, 5000 feet above the valley.

Thomas Lee "Tom" Kleindorfer, 62
November 30, 1947 - March 17, 2010
Phoenix, Arizona — Thomas Lee Kleindorfer, 62, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away suddenly March 17, 2010, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Tom was born in Bloomington, Indiana, to Shelby and Dorothy Kleindorfer. Tom moved to Arizona in 1985, where he met and married his wife Carol.
Tom is survived by his wife of 23 years, Carol; three daughters, Shaunna Marie Chapman, Eve Baker Sparks (John), and Cathy; and three grandchildren, Keryn Ann Aponte, John Calvin Sparks and Rachael Sparks; one brother, David (Phyllis); one sister Pauline; six wonderful sisters-in-law, Suzanne Saunders of Arkansas, Connie Nicholson (Dave) and Kathy Kleindorfer (Harry) of Phoenix, Jo Kleindorfer (Donald), Ginny Kleindorfer (Johnny), and Marion Kleindorfer (Paul) of Indiana; cousin-in-law, Cheryl Slobodnik of Scottsdale; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Tom was an avid outdoors person, loved to help people, and had a deep and lasting faith in God. He will be missed enormously and never forgotten.
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Clare Ann "Ann" Byrd Ott, 62
September 23, 1947 - December 28, 2009
York, Maine — Ann Ott, 62, died Monday, December 28, 2009, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. She was the daughter of Cecil and Esther Byrd of Bloomington, Indiana.
Ann served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Sierra Leone, West Africa. She earned a doctorate degree in rhetoric and linguistics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In 1987, she published "Losing My Place," a novel set in Indonesia, where she lived as a teenager. Ann was a long-standing communicant of Christ Episcopal Church in Portsmouth. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Charles Ott of York, Maine; her daughter, Esther Ott of Portsmouth; her brother, Tom Byrd; and her sister, Jean Ferguson.
A memorial service was held at Christ Episcopal Church on Saturday, January 2, at 1035 Lafayette Road in Portsmouth, Maine. In lieu of flowers, the Ott family suggest memorials be made in Ann's memory to Christ Episcopal Church.
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Jane Hazelrigg, 94
June 22, 1914 - December 22, 2008
Longtime Bloomington resident Jane Hazelrigg died peacefully in her sleep at Amsterdam House in New York City on Monday night, December 22, 2008.
Born June 22, 1914, she was the first of seven children born to Danish immigrants Niels and Birte Andersen in Buffalo, New York.
As a young adult, she studied violin with Raphael Bronstein in New York City and graduated from Oberlin College in 1939 with a major in music.
She moved to Evansville in the Fall of 1939 where she was concertmaster of the Evansville Philharmonic and taught violin at Cluthe School of Music and Evansville College Music Department.
She married Hugh C. Hazelrigg on August 24, 1940, in Evansville.
In 1950 she moved to Bloomington where she and her husband were avid chamber music players. She was an active participant in Friday Musicale.
She taught music and conducted the orchestra at University School from 1959 to 1964.
In 1962 she earned a master's degree in violin performance from IU under the tutelage of Josef Gingold.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh C. Hazelrigg, science editor with the IU News Bureau for 25 years and a well-known chamber music enthusiast, in 1980.
In 2000 she moved to New York City to be closer to family.
She is survived by two siblings, Betty Pound of Boston, Massachusetts, and Anders Andersen of Eggertsville, New York, and by her children Amy C. Hazelrigg of Farmington, New Mexico, Hugh A. Hazelrigg of Bloomington, and Tulle I. Hazelrigg of New York City, and three grandchildren Niall Hazelrigg of Vancouver, British Columbia, Max Hazelrigg of Arvada, Colorado, and Sarah Chalfir of New York City.
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Charles V. Souers, 92
September 30, 1916 - December 8, 2008
Charles Souers, of Bloomington, died Monday, December 8, 2008, at Golden Living Center in Bloomington at the age of 92.
He was born September 30, 1916, in Murphysboro, Illinois. After graduating from high school in Johnston City, Illinois, he worked as a radio and radar repairman at Olmstead Field, Middletown, Pennsylvania, where he met the love of his life, Lorraine Clouser. They were married on September 1, 1944, in Shreveport, Louisiana.
During World War II he served in the 599th Engineers as a radio repairman. When he returned from the war he attended Valparaiso Technical Institute in Valparaiso, Indiana. After graduation he accepted a job with Sarkes Tarzian, where he worked as an engineer at the Bloomington radio station and as a cameraman for then-Bloomington-based WTTV Channel 4.
Charles's main occupation, and the one for which he will be most remembered, was as a teacher. Teaching was his great passion in life and he loved his students. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and taught science and math to students at University Junior High School from 1958 until his retirement in 1983. While teaching school he continued his education, receiving a Master of Science degree in Education in 1960 and a Doctor of Education in 1972.
Charles is survived by his wife Lorraine; a daughter Cindy Dejanovich of Indianapolis; a son Randy Souers of Edina, Minnesota; a grandson Peter Dejanovich of Greenfield; and a granddaughter Leigh Ann Souers of New York City. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Velma (Leigh) Souers.
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William Charles "Bill" Woodward, 61
January 31, 1947 - August 20, 2008
William C. Woodward, 61, of Bloomington died on Wednesday, August 20th, at Bloomington Hospital following a brief illness. He was born on January 21, 1947, in Bloomington, the son of William C. and Lucinda (Hammond) Woodward. A 1965 graduate of University High School, he served with the U.S. Navy for 30 years prior to his retirement. During his military career, he served two tours of duty in Vietnam, one on board a ship and the other on a gunboat. He was also a member of the Indiana Avenue Church of Christ.
Survivors include one daughter, Lisa (Jesse) Kortea of Bloomington; one brother and sister-in-law Thomas and Debra Woodward of Bloomington; three grandsons, Logan, Austin, and Jesse Kortea of Bloomington; three nieces, Elizabeth (Brian) Underwood of Plainfield, Jennifer Woodward of Indianapolis, and Ashley (Matt) Brooks of Bloomington.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
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Kathy Ann Hall DePree, 60
August 1, 1947 - June 15, 2008
Indianapolis - Kathy Ann (Hall) DePree, Indianapolis, formerly of Bloomington, died Sunday June 15, 2008.
Kathy passed away peacefully in her sleep after suffering many years from Parkinson's disease with her loving husband Neal DePree by her side. Kathy was born August 1, 1947. Kathy was the daughter of Charles and Betty Hall.
Kathy graduated from University High School in 1965 and married Neal DePree on February 22, 1977. They moved to Indianapolis where Kathy worked over 15 years for Sealed Air Corporation before retiring due to her illness.
She is survived by her husband, Neal DePree of Indianapolis; her brother Kevin Hall and his companion Pabbs Barrett of Bloomington; two sisters-in-law Helen DePree of Gretna, Louisiana, and Christine Whaley of Ellettsville, Indiana; one niece Heather Whaley of Ellettsville, Indiana; and her father-in-law Hassel DePree of Bloomington; and four cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Kathy will be remembered for her love of Life.
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Reported in the IU Alumni magazine March/April 2007 issue:
Mari Lane Leininger Carroll, 59
Dec 17, 1947 - April 1, 2007
in Huntsville, Alabama
However, the Social Security Death Index has her death date July 1, 2007.
This is hard to reconcile with the Alumni magazine issue date.

Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Arpan, 58
1947- May 28, 2005
Jeffrey Scott Arpan, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of International Business, University of South Carolina Business School, died today (May 28) after a brief illness. Professor Arpan headed the Business School’s International Business program for many years and under his leadership the program was ranked number 1 by US News and World Report.
He was instrumental in developing a strong working relationship between the Business School and major corporations throughout the U.S., and was active in executive development programs for companies such as IBM, Verizon, Westinghouse, Eastman Chemical, Sonoco and Xerox. In 1999 he was awarded USC’s Outstanding Teacher Award for Executive Education. He was also a Fellow and previous President of the Academy of International Business, the professional organization of international business professors. Together with his wife, Luz Rodriguez Arpan, he founded Hispanic Connections, a small business which provides a variety of services to connect and integrate Hispanic and other business communities.
At age 24 Professor Arpan was the youngest person to receive a doctoral degree in international business from Indiana University, and his dissertation was selected by the Academy of International Business as the best international business dissertation completed in 1971. In 1976, he was selected as one of the "Outstanding Young Men in America"; in 2001 was named one of the “Ten Southerners to Watch in Globalization” by the Southern Growth Policies Board; and in 2002 was selected as the Community Ambassador of the Year for 2002 by the Board of Directors of International Friendship Ministries.
For more than a quarter of a century, Professor Arpan researched and presented international business topics in over a dozen countries on five continents. His primary research interests were the global competitiveness of industries, the impact of culture on business practices, the relationship between international business and the ecological environment, and international business education. He authored more than a half dozen books and fifty articles on these and other areas of international business.
In 2001 Professor Arpan was diagnosed with Semantic Dementia, a progressive and debilitating disease affecting speech and the ability to communicate. By 2003 the progress of the disease required him to retire. He devoted much of his time in retirement to education of others about the disease and to research being conducted on the illness, including participation in a long term study being conducted by the Memory and Aging Center of the University of California at San Francisco.
Professor Arpan was the middle child born to parents Eleanor Holly Holferty and Floyd Gorden Arpan. Professor Arpan is survived by his wife Luz Rodriguez Arpan (or as he called her, “la Luz de mi vida”), his step-son Alejandro Penaranda Arpan, his three daughters, Laura Arpan, Amy Arpan, and Piper Arpan, his granddaughter Reed Ralstin, his sister Cheryl Sorokin, his brother Randy Arpan, and his nephews Nathan Arpan, Justin Arpan, Jordan Arpan and David Knowles.
Dean Joel Smith, Moore School of Business, has established the Jeffery S. Arpan Fellowship. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide financial support for graduate students in international business. MSB will provide matching funds for donations.
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Ann Flack Baker, 57
March 6, 1947 - April 24, 2004
Ann F. Baker, 57, of Solsberry, died at St. Vincent-Carmel Hospital from complications following surgery.
She was the daughter of Virginia (Reeve) Flack.
She worked at Indiana University for more than 36 years. She was a member of the Vincennes, Indiana, Order of the Eastern Star and was an avid lover of animals.
Survivors include her mother, of Solsberry; her husband, Charles P. Baker, of Solsberry; two daughters and sons-in-law, Eve and John Sparks and Shannon and Bruce Miller, all of Greene County; four grandchildren, John and Rachael Sparks and Bailey and Katie Miller; a special friend, Scruffy; and one brother, Patrick Flack of Bloomington.
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Garrett B. "Gary" Burkhart, 52
April 1, 1947 - January 7, 2000
Fort Worth, Texas — Garrett B. "Gary" Burkhart, 52, of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Bloomington, died Friday, January 7, at Fort Worth Hospital.
A 1965 graduate of University High School, he attended Indiana University and served in the U.S. Air Force.
He was employed by Tandy Corp. and later worked for Classic Media Group, both in Fort Worth. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly (Scott) Burkhart; two sons, Geoff Burkhart and John Burkhart; his mother of Bloomington; and one sister, Liza Burkhart.
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Walter W. "Walt" Gray, Jr., 80
May 26, 1919 - September 10, 1999
Melbourne, Florida - Walter Gray, Jr., 80, of Melbourne, Florida, formerly of Bloomington, died September 10.
He was retired from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, where he had been a professor of health and safety for many years. From 1946 to 1966, he was athletic director and football coach at University High School in Bloomington.
He was past president of the Vigo County Fair Board and served on two presidential committes for traffic safety.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a 1941 graduate of Wabash College. He was named a Sagamore of the Wabash.
Survivors include his wife Barbara Myers Gray; four sons, Charles Gray, Gary Gray, Peter Gray, and Walter Gray III; four stepsons, Michael McCain, John McCain, Frank McCain, and Thomas McCain; 15 grandchldren and one great-grandchild.
Services were held at Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home in Melbourne. Private burial was at Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana High School Hall of Fame in Richmond.
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Thomas John "Tom" Herter Jr, 49
June 10, 1947 - April 2, 1997
Thomas John Herter, Jr., beloved son, brother, father and friend, peacefully passed away Wednesday, April 2, 1997.
Tom was born in South Bend, Indiana, on June 10, 1947.
Tom, a resident of Houston, was an Attorney-at-Law and president of Thomas Herter & Associates, L. C., and was a graduate of Georgetown University. He went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from New York State University Law School at Buffalo, New York, and began his career with a private law firm and later as the New York State District Attorney.
He held memberships in various Law Bar Associations in New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas, as well as other social and technical organizations, such as the Braeburn Country Club and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Committee. He also held positions of top management and directorship in various corporations.
A very loving and caring person, Tom will be greatly missed by all those who had the opportunity of enjoying his kind manners, modest humor, and most of all, his love of life. He is survived by his parents, Thomas and Jacqueline Herter; sister Serena Umstead; children Cristen and Tommy Herter; and niece and nephew Tenzin and Douglass Umstead.
Funeral Mass: Monday, April 7, 1997, at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Rev. Father David Noble, celebrant. Rite of Committal: Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers: Tom Edwards, Richard Royall, Sammy Fleschler, Michael Shebay, Jeffrey Kaiser, Bill Philibert, Peter Murrett, and Ted Najam.
In lieu of the usual remembrances, the family requests mass for Tom, or donations to the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center or the American Cancer Center.
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Charles William "Will" Dunn, 49
November 2, 1946 - April 23, 1996
Charles W. "Will" Dunn, 49, of Ellettsville, died April 23 at his residence.
Born November 2, 1946, in Bloomington, he was the son of George W. and Janet (Seward) Dunn. He was a real estate broker for Coldwell Banker Benchmark Properties and Dunn Real Estate. A 1965 graduate of University High School, he played center on the 1964 football team which went undefeated, and was a member of the all-state football team. He was a graduate of the University of Utah.
Survivors include his wife, Louise (Brown) Dunn; one son, George Barber Dunn of Indianapolis; his mother of Bloomington; three brothers, Fred Dunn and Allen Dunn, both of Bloomington, and George W. Dunn of Evanston, Illinois; four nephews and three nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1956.
Burial was at Old Dutch Church Cemetery in Ellettsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana University School of Medicine.
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David R. Allgood, 47
August 24, 1947 - January 24, 1995
Brazil, Indiana - David R. Allgood, 47, of Brazil, formerly of Bloomington, died January 24 at Regency Health Care in Indianapolis. Born Aug. 24, 1947, in Monroe County, he was the son of Lee R. and Rose (Sturgeon) Leonard.
He was operations manager for Smith Auto Sales in Brazil and a former employee of Tom O'Daniel Ford and Benavole Lincoln-Mercury in Bloomington.
He was a member of the Indiana Auto Association board of directors, National Rifle Association, Indiana Avenue Church of Christ in Bloomington, and American Legion Post 777 in Brazil.
He attended Michigan Christian College and Indiana University.
Survivors include his parents of Bloomington; one sister, Sherry Malicoat of Bloomington; one niece, Rita Eads of Bloomington; two nephews, Douglas Malicoat and Curtiss Malicoat, both of Bloomington; two great-nieces and one great-nephew.
Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Bloomington.
Memorial contributions may be made to Michigan Christian College or Indiana Avenue Church of Christ.
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Margot Dowling, 72
July 5, 1921 - October 16, 1993
A note about her parents: Dr. James Solomon Souers was a world traveler. A dentist, he practiced in several countries including China and Morocco and had also lived in Paris, France. He was a former dentist to the Sultan of Morocco. It was there he met & married Margot's mother, Rachael Benchimol Sicsu; Margot was born in Rabat, Morocco.
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Homer W. "Butch" Broaddus, 46
March 10, 1947 - November 25, 1993
Poland (Owen County), Indiana - Homer W. Broaddus died November 25 at Bloomington Hospital.
Born March 10, 1947, in Lebanon, Ohio, he was the son of Homer W. Broaddus and Norma (Snow) Broaddus Garrett. He was a maintenance worker and a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He attended Indiana University.
Survivors include his stepfather and mother, Thomas and Norma Garrett of Whitehall, Michigan; and his long-time friend, Janet Gray of Poland.
The burial was private, with no visitation.
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Deborah "Debby" Schmalz, 43
February 10, 1948 - May 4, 1991
Waubeka, Wisconsin - Deborah Schmalz, 43, of Waubeka, Wisconsin, formerly of Bloomington, died Saturday (May 4) in Ozaukee County in Wisconsin.
Born February 10, 1948, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Richard H. and Sue (Corter) Schmalz of Bloomington. She was a registered nurse and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bloomington.
Survivors include her parents; five sons, Jason Gandolf, Joshua Gandolf, Adam Gandolf, Nicholas Gandolf, and Anthony Gandolf, all at home; and two sisters, Mary Beth Schmalz of Madison, Wisconsin, and Sara Jane Templin of Lafayette.
Private family graveside services were held Wednesday (May 8) at Valhalla Memory Gardens with the Rev. Ross Marrs officiating.
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Maryla Ingrid Lear, 38
June 24, 1947 - February 8, 1986
Maryla Lear, 38, of 116 N Washington St, Brazil, Indiana, died about 3:38 p.m. at her residence.
Born June 24, 1947, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the daughter of the Rev. Warren L. and Violet Freeman Lear.
She was educated in Fort Wayne, Hammond, and Detroit, Michigan, schools. She graduated from University High School in Bloomington and was a 1969 graduate of Indiana State University. She later earned a master's degree in elementary and special education.
She taught at Staunton High School and later at Northview High School.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was an active member of its choir. She was also a member of the National Education Association and the AAUW Teachers Organization. She enjoyed the hobbies of arts and crafts.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Vonita Ann Lear, in 1968. Surviving are her parents.
When we spoke with someone at the Brazil school system shortly after her death, they said she died of a suspected overdose of prescription drugs.
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Amy Jo Suer, 32
July 11, 1947 - August, 1979
Bloomington Herald-Telephone, August 21, 1979 - Amy Jo Suer, 32, of 1415 E 3rd St, died at her residence.
Born July 11, 1947, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Dr. Robert E. and Ruah L. (Brackett) Suer. The mother survives.
She was a graduate student and associate instructor in the department of art history at IU. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with distinction from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1971. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1973. She also attended New York Studio School and the Santa Fe Summer Workshop.
She attended IU from 1965-1968 as the recipient of a National Merit Scholarship and three IU Foundation scholarships. As a student at University High School, she was awarded a first-place National Scholastic art award. She attended First Presbyterian Church.
Surviving besides her mother are two sisters, Mrs. Jeri Enberg of Sherman Oaks, California, and Lynn Suer of Bodega Bay, California; three brothers, Dr. Robert Paul Suer of Muncie, Jay G. Taylor of Woodridge, Illinois, and Stephen R. Suer of La Crescenta, California; one aunt and several uncles.
She was preceded in death by her father in 1953.
Private family services were held at Allen Funeral Home. Burial was in Valhalla Memory Gardens.
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Eric Anton Winther, 32
June 1, 1947 - August 9, 1979
Eric Anton Winther, 32, of Tampa, Florida, died in Tampa after a long illness.
Born June 1, 1947, in Bloomington, he was the son of Professor Oscar O. and Mary Winther. His father preceded him in death.
He graduated from University High School in 1965 and earned an A.B. in American studies at Amherst College, two Masters of Art degrees from IU, and a J.D. degree at Rutgers.
At the time of his death, he was a member of the New York City law firm Parker, Chapin, Flattau and Klimpl. He belonged to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey Bar, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, New York County Lawyers' Association, and Chi Phi fraternity.
Surviving besides his mother are his wife, Lynn Custer Winther, M.D.; one sister, Ingrid W. (James R.) Scobie of Del Mar, California, and four nieces and nephews.
Burial was in Ashland, New York, after a memorial service in Tampa. There also was a memorial service on September 18 in Bloomington, at the University Club of the Indiana Memorial Union.
Memorial contributions for medical research may be sent to Herbert F. Johnson, M.D., Oncology Research Institute, 1 Davis Blvd., Davis Island, Tampa, Florida 33606.
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Susan Tuthill, 18
July 18, 1947 - December 19, 1965
Susan was with us in 10th grade.
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Lawrence Ray "Larry" Crowe, 17
1948 - June 15, 1965
Larry Ray Crowe, 17, of 3608 E Longview Drive, died June 15 in Bloomington Hospital of injuries suffered in a two-car crash Friday, June 11, on State Road 37.
The funeral was at First Presbyterian Church with burial in Valhalla Memory Gardens. Music was provided by Oswald Ragatz. Pallbearers were Rob Robertson, Chris Grossman, Ross Howe, Steve Empson, Ray Yamaguchi and Dick Wilson.
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