In Memoriam – Spring 2019

Phyllis Bush, former faculty member and English Department Chair, died March 19, 2019 in Fort Wayne.  She is survived by her wife, Donna, son David; and two grandsons. Kenneth W. Hullinger, faculty member for 29 years, died at his home in Leo, IN on March 9, 2019.  He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; three children; and four grandsons. Herman “Earl” Weinert, former math teacher, died April 12, 2019 at Lutheran Life Villages. Margaret Foland Bauer, class of 1936, died February 22, 2019.  Margaret was the first female in the marching band when it went co-ed in 1933.  She worked at Stillman’s Department Store and Montgomery Ward.  She was a member of the Fort Wayne Hobby and Collectors Guild and at the age of 100 she was still an avid candy maker.  Margaret is survived by her daughter, Judy Parker, two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Frederick O. Brubaker, class of 1936, died March 28, 2019.  Fred served in the United States Army before working at many places such as Fort Wayne Blue Print, General Electric, Lincoln Reproduction, Bible Truth Publishing, and Noll Press Printing.  He built his own home on Winchester Road and he loved to travel with… Read More

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In Memoriam – Winter 2019

Ron Holmes, a longtime high school basketball coach and South Side teacher, died December 4, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Mary Jo Allen Briggs, class of 1936, died August 21, 2018 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  She was a talented violinist who appreciated the musical grounding she received in the South Side Orchestra.  She played with the Ball State orchestra when she enrolled there as a student. Marriage and children interrupted her education plans but she was able to return to Ball State and graduate with a B.A. in 1956 and a M.A. in 1960.  Mary Jo taught at Smart School and Lane Junior High School in Fort Wayne.  After retiring to Florida, she was the concertmistress of both the Venice and Charlotte Symphonies.  Mary Jo is survived by three of her children, Jerry, Danny, and Johnny; and her grandchildren. Charles L. Dumford, class of 1938, passed away September 29, 2018.  Charles worked at Bowser for 21 years and then at Wayne High School for 23 years.  He is survived by his daughter, Peggy Bender; six grand-children; and eight great-grandchildren. Margaret Null Bell, class of 1939, died October 18, 2018.  She was an avid reader, a resourceful home cook, a Girl Scout… Read More

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In Memoriam – Summer/Fall 2018

Archie J. James, who served 33+ years as building engineer, July 8, 2018 at Kingston Residence. He is survived by his daughter, Betsy Motter ’74; son, Archie F. James; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Ruth B. Robbins, former English Teacher and Librarian, May 24, 2018 at Sycamore Village in Fort Wayne. Charles W. Masel, class of 1931, died July 20, 2018 in Lake Placid, FL. He was an active member of his church, Masonic and Scottish Rite Orders, and LEAP. Survivors include daughters, Marlene Smith and Betsy Noyes; son, Michael Cross; three grandchildren and two great-grandsons. Betty “Eisy” Eisenacher, class of 1938, passed away July 2, 2018 at Northwoods Village. She was voted best athlete while at South Side and attended so many games that her bleacher seat was dedicated to her and she was given a Lifetime Sports Pass. Betty was a renowned pitcher for the Bob Inn softball team, leading them to several state championships. She also played and coached basketball for GE where she worked for 41 years. Two of her survivors are her nephews, Don ’61, and David ’65 Eisenacher. Louis E Schwan, class of 1938, passed away August 30, 2018. Margaret Witmer Dager, class of… Read More

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In Memoriam – Spring 2018

This page will be updated quarterly with information received by the Alumni Assoc. If you have information regarding family members, classmates, friends or neighbors please provide to our Alumni Association Office at sshsarchers@gmail.com…. Edna Zaugg Sutton, class of 1931, passed away December 11, 2017. Edna attended the International Business College and retired from International Harvester. Survivors include two children; 19 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. Patricia Beall, class of 1934, died November 11, 2017. She continued her education at Duke University. After working as a Red Cross volunteer for three years in England, France and Germany during World War II, she settled in Indianapolis where she got a master’s degree in social work. Patricia had a lengthy career as Director of the Social Service Department at Indiana University Medical Center and taught at Indiana University School of Social Work. Phyllis Culver Fisher, class of 1938, passed away January 22, 2018 in Bonita Springs, FL. She is survived by her daughter, Sally Pepin; and two grandchildren. Mary Elizabeth Held Berning class of 1939, died November 1, 2016 in Oxnard, CA. After her husband Arnold’s death, she moved to California in 1998 to be near her daughter, Sharon Osborne. Other survivors include… Read More

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In Memoriam – Winter 2018

This page will be updated monthly with information received by the Alumni Assoc. If you have information regarding family members, classmates, friends or neighbors please provide to our Alumni Association Office at sshsarchers@gmail.com…. Ruth Eylenberg Brake, class of 1937, died August 22, 2017 in Fort Wayne. She was an active member of the Cedar Creek Women’s Club and Trinity English Lutheran Church. She is survived by a son, step-daughter, granddaughter, grandson, and niece. Nadine Doty Gardner, class of 1938, died September 25, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Nadine retired from the Kroger Company in 1981. She enjoyed gardening, reading, bowling, and volunteering. Surviving are her daughters, as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Eleanor GernandRodenbeck, class of 1938, died October 13, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Eleanor was a retired elementary school teacher who enjoyed gardening, reading, and following current events. Surviving are two daughters, a son, and two grandsons. Valeria Martin Talerico, class of 1938, passed away September 29, 2017 at Parkview Hospital. She is survived by granddaughter, Cindy Biggs; grandchildren Lori Boutwell and Adam Krauter; daughter-in-law, Sharon Talerico; and many nieces and nephews. June E. Enoch, class of 1939, departed this life on August 25, 2017. June taught elementary school… Read More

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