In Memoriam – Spring 2020

Jeanette Harlan Lohse, class of 1935, died January 28, 2020.  She taught kindergarten for 50 years, retiring from East Allen County Schools in 1992.  Jeanette was active in various women’s groups at both Plymouth Congregational Church and Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church.  She and her husband, Norman, were married for 62 years before his passing in 2005.  Jeanette is survived by her sister, Betty Harlan Boldt ’40; two children Joan Weber and Jeff Lohse; five grandsons; and seven great-grandchildren.

Doris Rahrer Estep, class of 1936, passed away January 8, 2020.  She was an active member of the YMCA and Trinity English Lutheran Church.  Doris is survived by her daughter, Trudy Estep Wray ‘62; five grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

Naomi Kline Sutter-McNett, class of 1938, died January 12, 2020.  Naomi worked in the knitting mills early on and then later at Magnavox.  She was a devoted Christian and member of the North Side Missionary Church.  Naomi was talented at crocheting and knitting.  She is survived by her children, Jerrold Sutter and Judy Emley; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and her sister, Dorothy Kline Meyer ’41.

Doris Pritchard Romey, class of 1940, passed away February 24, 2020. She married R. Dale Romey in 1943 and they spent over 75 years together.  Doris worked as a bookkeeper at Sears and Lincoln Life and worked at Maplewood Mennonite Preschool for several years. She served in almost every capacity in Sunday School departments until she was no longer physically able to do so.  She leaves behind her three children, Darwin and DwightRomey, Donna Cass; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Jean Simmers Ford, class of 1941, died February 9, 2020.  She retired from Dana Corp.  Jean was a former board member of the American Cancer Society and a member of the Eastern Star.  She is survived by her two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mary Brinker May, class of 1942, passed away March 2, 2020. After graduating from South Side, Mary went to work in the accounting department at the GE plant. She enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Canada. She married Jess May in 1950. They bought a farm and built a life and family over 61 years.  Mary is survived by her six children, Michael, Philip, Thomas, Daniel, Douglas May, and Sharon Hoffman; six grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

Blanche “Jane” Hickman Bond, class of 1943, died February 10, 2020.  Jane retired from Summit Bank in 1989 as an investment clerk.  She enjoyed traveling with her late husband, Tunis, playing bridge, euchre and golf.  She is survived by her children, Cynthia Boldt, Judith Hagerman, and James Bond; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Harold E. Igney, class of 1943, passed away February 24, 2020.  Harold entered the Army in 1943 and served until late 1945.  He participated in many battles including Utah Beach with General Patton.  In 1952, Harold graduated from college and was employed at ITT as a production manager until 1988.  Survivors include his brothers Al ’44, and D. Keith ’50, and sister, Beverly Shriner ’53.

Victor C. Moeller, class of 1943, died January 31, 2020. After graduating from SSHS, he joined the Air Force, as a B-17 navigator, in the air war over Europe during the closing days of WWII.  He then attended the University of Michigan and IU School of Medicine.  Vic was a general practitioner and anesthesiologist in Fort Wayne for 35 years.  He is survived by six children, 16 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren.

Clarence L. Soest, class of 1943, passed away February 3, 2020.  After graduation Clarence proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.  He also served in the U.S. Air Force during Korea.  He then earned a Mechanical Engineering degree and worked ITT Industries and Magnavox.  Clarence enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Lion’s Club.  Survivors include his daughters, Cindy Lange, Nancy Baer, and Deborah Beachy; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Sirleine Minda Smith, class of 1944, died March 8, 2020.  She received a scholarship to Fort Wayne School of Art.  Sirleine married Harold “Bill” Smith in 1947.  She started at the Auburn Eckhart Public Library as Assistant Librarian in 1968 and became Library Administrator in 1974.  Sirleine is survived by three of her children, Roger and Barry Smith, and Susan Scholtes; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Evelyn Kline Trietsch, class of 1944, passed away February 21, 2020.Evelyn enjoyed reading, traveling, and crocheting.  Surviving are her children Kathleen Stauffer and David Trietsch; five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and sister Dorothy Kline Meyer ’41.

Dorothy RoehmBoze, class of 1945, died February 23, 2020. She was a member of Emmaus Lutheran Church.  She is survived by her daughters, SuzanneEmley and Julie Boze; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Winifred “Winnie” Dodge Schelper, class of 1945, passed away March 22, 2020.  She was an artist and a painter in her younger days.  Winnie loved nature, especially animals.  Winnie is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Bonita “Bonnie” Rhodes Klenke, class of 1946, died January 12, 2020 at her home.  Bonnie and her husband, William, made their home in Fort Wayne until their retirement when they moved to rural Whitley County.  She was a volunteer for various projects throughout Whitley County.  As a talented seamstress, she made most of her children’s clothes during their youth.  She is survived by her husband of 71 years, William; three daughters, Charlotte Dick, Della Gose, and Kathleen Klenke; two sons, Keith and DouglasKlenke; 11 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

James E. Steffens, class of 1946, passed away February 13, 2020.  In December 1945, he entered the U.S. Army and became a radio operator with the 532 Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment.  He was honorably discharged in March 1947.  James and Dorothy Adams were married from November 1951 until her death in 2003.  He started working at International Harvester and then became an insurance agent for Western and Southern Life Insurance for over 30 years.  James was a member of the American Legion Post 98 in Columbia City, and the NRA.  Daughters, Diana Martz, Karen Western, and Victoria Steffens; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren survive him.

Roselyn “Rosie” TiemanLichtsin, class of 1947, died March 13, 2020.  She went on to earn a certificate in Cosmetology but spent most of her life as a homemaker for her family.  Rosie is survived by daughter-in-law, Sue Lichtsinn; sons, Albert and Paul Lichtsinn; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Betty Hardendorf Perrey, class of 1948, passed away March 14, 2020.  She dedicated much of her life to raising her six children and was a wife to her husband, Daniel.  Outside the home, she spent many years in various capacities for FWCS.  Following Daniel’s death, she opened The Dam Store in Angola in 1996.  She is survived by her six children, Kristy Ohneck, Toni Smith, Jerri Kaluza, Ben Schlotterback, Edward Perrey and Robert Perrey as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Helen Gorrell Blessing, class of 1949, died January 12, 2020.  She received a dual major degree in ‘English and Home Economics in 1953 from Ball State University and a Master’s degree in 1968.  Helen worked as a teacher in Bluffton Harrison Metropolitan School District and later became a counselor and the assistant principal.  She served as a Deacon, and Elder, and a trustee as well as Clerk of Session at First Presbyterian Church of Bluffton.  Because of her many hours volunteering in Bluffton, she was honored with the “Women of the Year” award in 1986.  Surviving are her husband, Beverly; son Eric; daughter Becky White; and three grandchildren.

Steven W. Hyndman, class of 1950, passed away January 14, 2020 at home.  Steven served in the Air National Guard at Baer Field and was drafted into the Air Force during the Korean War.  His first job was at McKay Electric and later he wired the City County Building and the Court House with Central Electric.  Steven started his own business as the Chief Engineer at Allen County Electrical Company.  He retired in 1995 as a commercial electrical inspector from the Allen County Building Department.  He was a past Commander of American Legion Post 47.  He is survived by his children; Sherry Makowski, Rhonda Herman, and S. Michael Hyndman; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Kenneth C. Kern, class of 1950, died February 4, 2020. He met his future wife, Patricia Pritchett, at South Side. They were married for 68 years until her death in 2019.  Ken was in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve when called upon to serve his country with the 1st Marine Division, 2nd Marine Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment in the Korean War where he received a Purple Heart. He was a charter member of the Fort Wayne Scuba Diving Club. Ken was a player well into his 50’s on the Fort Wayne Senior Open Hockey Club.  Ken is survived by his children, Theresa Kern, Cathy Holman, and Norm Kern; four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. 

Sharis Havel Glass, class of 1951, passed away February 12, 2020. She obtained an Associate’s Degree from International Business College.  Sharis worked at Zollners, Capehart Farnsworth and ITT.  She was a member of Trinity Chapter 576 O.E.S., Te3ti Sheri Chapter 60 Daughters of the Nile, Professional Secretaries International, and Beta Sigma Phi.  Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Jack; and children, Tahl and Tania Glass.

Richard Lindenberg, class of 1951, died August 29, 2019.  Dick was married to Emily Lindenberg for 63 years, father to Kent, Tammy, and Lori; grandfather to Ashley, Brett and Austin; brother of Janice Clark ’55; Tom ’60 and Karen, Tope ’58. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Dick graduated from Purdue with a degree in engineering and retired from Sparton Electronics.

Alexander N. Tsiguloff, class of 1951, passed away January 12, 2020.  Alex served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Iceland.  His work career centered in the business forms and advertising specialty areas and as a contract computer consultant.  Alex was a member of St. John Chrysostom Orthodox Church.  He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, LaVerne; son, Todd; daughters, Sharon Larson and Sandra Moehle; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Vera TsiguloffDoner’49, and Susan TsiguloffMcColley.

Jon “Pat” Forney, class of 1952, died March 20, 2020.  Pat also graduated from International Business College.  He served in the U.S. Army in Korea.  Surviving is his wife of 46 years, Sharline; daughters, Jennifer DeCeilio, and Jill Helvie; stepchildren Michael and Christopher Roffelsen, Shelley Rainey, and Amy Waidelich; 17 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Donald R. Sordelet, class of 1952, passed away January 17, 2020.  Don was a toolmaker, enjoyed fishing, building and tinkering.  He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Barbara; children, Randall, Daniel, Timothy, Tom, and Michelle Ellis; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Sylvia Krueger Hohnhaus, class of 1953, died February 8, 2020.  She was married to WeldyHohnhaus from 1963 until his death in 2001.  They were avid fishermen, especially ice fishing.  Surviving are her children, Doug and Steve Gleason, Cindy Thieme, William Hohnhaus and Wendy Rencher; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.

Dennis P. McIntyre, class of 1954, passed away March 10, 2019.  He was a member of the Fort Wayne All City High School Football Team, a member of the Senior Olympic softball Team, and the Softball Hall of Fame.  Dennis retired as Vice President of telecommunications at A.G. Edwards.  Children surviving are Kelly Baldridge, Terry Tate, Michael and Stephen McIntyre; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren,

Keith A. Ritchie, class of 1954, died February 20, 2020.  Keith worked as a police officer on the Fort Wayne Police Department for many years.  He also taught Law Enforcement at the collegiate level in Arizona.  His daughter, Cheryl Kinsell of Bluffton survives him.

James Wilson, class of 1954, passed away June 1, 2019 in Riverside, CA.

Mary “Kathy” Musser Dulaney, class of 1955, died November 13, 2019. Kathy attended Phillips University in Enid, OK.  She was a Girl Scout Leader for more than 20 years and a member of the Dayton Liederkranz German Club for 27 years.  A master gardener, she volunteered with the Wildflower Group at Cox Arboretum for over 25 years.  Kathy is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Chuck; daughters, Kay and Bobbie Dulaney; two grandchildren; brother, John Musser ’60; and sister, Gaynel Musser Murphy ’63.

Dale C. Hiler, Jr, class of 1955, passed away March 14, 2020.  Dale received his bachelor’ degree in chemistry from Purdue University in 1959.  He was happily married to his devoted wife of 57 years, Joanne. Dale was a member of the Lake James Ski Club, Angola Elks Lodge, SAMA Board of Directors and Society of Automotive Engineers.  He was a youth soccer coach and former president of the Dekalb (Georgia) Youth Soccer Assn.  Dale retired as executive vice president of Micromeritics in Norcross, GA before returning to Lake James to enjoy his retirement years. He is survived by his wife, Joanne, daughters, Jennifer Casssity and Valerie Warren; and three grandchildren.

James Cagle, class of 1956, died January 26, 2020. A graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago and Michigan State University he retired as a Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts in 2007 completing 42 years at St. Norbert College.  His work in experimental film was seen nationally and internationally, including film festivals and university screenings.  His still photography can be found in the permanent collections of the Miller Art Center, Sturgeon Bay (WI) and the Madison (WI) Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) where “A Final Meditation on Art” opened February 29th.  Survivors include his wife, Katherine McCabe; stepdaughter Cheryl Modica; stepson, Jerry Van Deurzen; his biological children, Brian and Leslie; granddaughter, Lily; and brother Joe Cagle ’57.

Judith Hicks Frey, class of 1956, passed away January 18, 2020.  After Judy attended IU, she married Jim Frey ’55 while he was a student at the IU School of Dentistry.  Judy was active in several community organizations including Junior League, Fort Wayne Ballet, President of the Isaac Knapp District Dental Society, Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, President of the Alliance of the Indiana Dental Assn. and the Matthew 25 Health & Dental Clinic.  She and Jim were recognized with the Matthew 25 “Fabric of the Community” Award in 2014.  Judy is survived by her husband, Jim; daughter, Catherine; sons, David and Tim; sister, Jan Hicks Schollett’59; and nine grandchildren.

Jerome “Jerry” L. Smith, class of 1956, died January 28, 2020.  He was a Fort Wayne Firefighter and the Superintendent of the Signal Dept. for the City of Fort Wayne, retiring in 1988.  Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn; sons David, Brian and Dennis Smith; daughters Denise Smith and Dawn Albright; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Herbert E. Stuelpe, class of 1956, passed away died January 19, 2020.  Herbert earned his Doctorate of Education degree from IU and was a lifelong educator.  He ended his career as the Principal of Leo Jr/Sr High School.  He was a member of Leo American Legion Post and Leo United Methodist Church.  Surviving are his children, Joseph Stuelpe and Jennifer Gibbs; four grandsons; and a brother, Walter Stuelpe’63.

Linda Byers Ryzenga, class of 1957, died December 26, 2019 from Alzheimer’s.  She worked at JCPenney for many years and retired from Prince Corporation.  She was a 21-year volunteer with Hospice of Holland (MI) and also volunteered at Kid’s Hope.  She taught Sunday School at Grace Reformed Church.Surviving is her husband of 34 years, Ed; children, Lorri and Jake Berkompas; Debbie and Kyle Buikema; Kelly and Randy Hartman; Dodie and John Lonergan; Karla and DelLemmen; Karen and Philip Blauw; and Kathy and Jeff Coffey; 19 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Joyce C. Campbell, class of 1958, passed away August 17, 2019.  She earned her RN degree from Parkview Hospital.  After nursing in Denver, CO she moved to Camden, SC.  She retired from the Kershaw Memorial Hospital.  She loved reading and her cats.

Edwin V. “Vic” Christlieb, class of 1958, died February 26, 2020 in Fort Wayne.

Virginia Whitmer Thomas, class of 1958, passed away February 23, 3030.  Ginny was the office manager for Earth Source, member of Trinity English Lutheran Church, and was active in Toys for Tots, the Salvation Army, and PAWS to Read.  Survivors include her son, Timothy Ryan; daughter, Lisa Kohne; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Linda Vanderford Morris, class of 1959, died March 29, 2020. Linda graduated from Purdue University in 1963.  She was an active member of Trinity English Lutheran Church.  Linda was one of the founding members of the South Side High School Alumni Association and worked in the alumni office for a number of years. Surviving is her husband of 54 years, Richard; son, Scott’85; daughter, Julie Bailey‘87; sister, Nancy VanderfordSkinner‘61; and grandchildren, Kasey‘13 and Jacob Bailey‘15; and Thaddeus and Theodore Morris.

Angel BodieBrittenham, class of 1960, passed away March 15, 2020.  She retired as the executive secretary to the president of the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne. Gardening, family vacations on the lake, and time with her dogs were favorite activities. She participated in several mission trips, volunteered with the Broadway Christian In as Much Benevolence Program for the poor, and the John Chapman Kiwanis Club.  Angel is survived by husband, David ’56; daughters, Dawn Clevenger-Fair, Gwen Taylor and Holly Clevenger; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Iva Anspach Chambers, class of 1960, died January 13, 2020.  Iva was always proud of her Native American heritage.  Surviving are her daughter, Rebecca Sides; son, John Chambers; four grandsons; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Douglas ’73, Geoff and BretteAnspach; and sister, Deborah Anspach Locke ’70.

Janet Terry Kelley, class of 1960, passed away January 23, 2020.  She was a very prominent figure in the development and professionalization of after-school programs for youth and children in New York and nationwide.  Survivors include her husband Peter.

Charles Weinraub, class of 1961, died January 28, 2020 in Chapel Hill, NC.

Gerd “Gary” Biewald, class of 1963, passed away February 1, 2019.  Gary graduated from the U of M in 1967 and then served as a military policeman in Vietnam.  He worked as a stockbroker until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Joanne; brother, Karl ’61; step-children, Kimberly, and Kris; and step-grandchild, Samantha.

Pauline Marsh Kretler, class of 1963, died March 17, 2020. 

Larry Lee Dawson, class of 1964, passed away January 18, 2020.  Larry worked at B.F. Goodrich for 20 years and ran Dawson’s Catering for 30 years.  After retiring he moved to southern Illinois to horseback ride and have fun.  At age 60 he was working as a laborer on a road crew running a 90-lb. jackhammer. 

Dr. David Alan Filler,  Class of 1965,  lost his battle with amyloidosis on Friday, April 10, 2020. He was the son of the late Opal Bertrand Filler and Natalie Schwartz Filler and late brother Russell Filler. He was a graduate of South Side High School, Purdue University, and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He and his family moved to Aiken, S.C. in 1988 after accepting a job at the Savannah River Site. David could always be found at the gym, on the tennis courts, or working on home repairs. He was a faithful servant at South Aiken Presbyterian Church serving as a deacon and elder. In retirement he was a member of the Friday work crew at Habitat for Humanity and later helped pick up donations for Habitat’s resale store. He also volunteered at the McGrath Computer Learning Center and the Aiken Center for Arts. He leaves behind treasured memories by his wife of 49 years, Sharon; and daughters, Terese Filler of Summerville, S.C., and Lisa (Jon) Nesbitt of Florence, S.C.; and two granddaughters, Addison and Amelia Nesbitt. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to South Aiken Presbyterian Church, 1711 Whiskey Road, Aiken (SC 29803), or Aiken Habitat for Humanity, 1026 Park Avenue SE, Aiken (SC 29801). Further information can be found at georgefuneralhomes.com

Donald K. Lefevra,  Class of 1965,  of Coldwater, and formerly of Angola, Indiana, passed away Monday, March 9, 2020, at his home.
Don was born Nov. 9, 1946, in Lowell, Mass., to Donald and Hazel (Chapman) Lefevra.
He graduated from Fort Wayne South Side High School in 1965.
Don worked for Zollner Corporation for 38 years.
He started playing guitar at 12 years of age, and played professionally for many years. He changed his stage name to Nod Arvefel and produced seven Christian themed CDs.
Don was a chaplain and minister to many, and was currently helping minister at the Steuben County jail. He attended Christ United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne, Ind., New Hope Christian Center, in Waterloo, Ind., and Stokes Chapel United Methodist Church in Montgomery.
He leaves behind his wife, Gaynell Lefevra, of Coldwater; children Donald K. Lefevra II of Huntertown, Ind. Natalie (Allen) Cardoza of Indianapolis, Troy Lefevra of Waterloo, Ind., and Scott Goodwin of New Haven, Ind.; a son-in-law, Lance Kolenda of Anderson, Ind.; and many grandchildren.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; and a wife, Judy Ann Lefevra.

Kathleen Doyle Johnson, class of 1965, died March 25,2020.  Kathy Attended Transylvania University in KY and later graduated from Butler University. Kathy and her husband, Craig’65 were married 48 years and have two children, Thaddeus Johnson and Kristin Christophersen; and five grandchildren. She was a teacher for 38 years including working as a Reading Recovery Program Specialist. Kathy also found time to volunteer for many organizations and helped senior citizen neighbors with transportation and shopping.

Cheryl Barfell Oliver, class of 1965, passed away February 9, 2020. She was an administrative assistant for IPFW and Enon United Methodist Church in Ohio.  Husband of 54 years, Ronald, survives as well as children, Ronald, Jason and Julie; four grandsons and three great-grandchildren.

Pamela K. Scherschel, class of 1965, passed away Friday, April 10, 2020, at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, shew was a daughter of the late George and Lois Ensley. Pam worked as a bookkeeper for several local companies and also served as the Clerk Treasurer for the town of Huntertown. She and her husband attended St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Pam is survived by her husband of 51 years, Robert Scherschel of Fort Wayne; sons, Corey (Angie) Scherschel of Granger, Ind., Craig (Amanda) Scherschel of Fort Wayne, and Adam (Rina) Scherschel of Franklin, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, David, Alex, Isabella, Jillian, Joseph, Isaac, and Mila; brothers, Bob (Linda) Ensley of Woodburn, IN and

Donna Bercot-Schimes, class of 1968, died March 26, 2020.  She owned Donna’s Tap in Decatur, IN.  She was a wonderful mother from being a Girl Scout leader to planning events or trips. She is survived by her children, Jeremy Bercot, Jessica Bercot and Jeannette Schimes; eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Dennis “Bruce” Little, class of 1968, passed away March 14, 2020 with his loving wife, Sandy, and daughter, Stephanie Hutsell, were by his side.  He is also survived by two granddaughters.

Todd J. Welsh, class of 1968, died January 26, 2020.  He worked at First Todd ,enjoyed watching NASCAR and following many of the Fort Wayne sports teams.  Family surviving include his wife, Pamela; daughter Nicole; and sister, Wendy Welsh Syers’69

Edmund “Lucky” Brager, class of 1969, passed away March 22, 2020.  He married his wife, Linda, in June 1969 and worked as a diesel mechanic at PTC/Citilink for over 40 years.  He enjoyed summers at the lake and watching his grandkids play sports.  Surviving besides Linda are brothers, Tom ’70, Ron, Dale, and Kenny; and sisters, JennitaMatasci’71, Jana Bookmiller, and Betty Lou Prather.

Lucy Stubbs Cutting, class of 1970, passed away January 24, 2020. She loved tending her garden, sewing, singing, and spending time with family.  Lucy is survived by her sons, Michael and George; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Earl Richard Jr, class of 1970, died March 22, 2020 in Tampa Florida. Earl worked for 45 years as an independent contractor and commercial painter in California, Nevada, Texas, Florida, and Indiana.  His wife, Diane; children, Earl III, Destiny Mosley, Montana, Asia, Cruz, Josiah, Cyrus, Ellias, Zion, and June Richard survive.

Sherry Vietmeyer Shannon, class of 1970, passed away January 25, 2020.  Sherry received a degree in Education from IU. She was the treasurer of D & S Construction.  She is survived by her husband, David.

Kathryn Couture Simpson, class of 1970, died February 8, 2020.  She worked for various companies including 20 years at Children’s Corner Daycare at her church, Ossian First Presbyterian Church.  Kathy bred her own Appaloosa horses and was very involved in Wells County 4-H Horse and Pony Club.  Surviving family include her husband, Lyle ’69, daughters Stacey Simpson and Vanessa Scott; two granddaughters; and sister, Pamela Couture Gleason ’72.

Debra Barney Carey, class of 1972, passed away January 2, 2020.  Debra lived in Arizona for the last 20 years.  She is survived by her husband, Randall; daughter, Megan; and two grandchildren.

William L. Boylen, class of 1973, died January 20, 2020.  Bill was a self-employed contractor. His children, Heather Bokhart’95, and Matthew Boylen; nine grandchildren; brothers, Mark ’73, David, Patrick and Sean; and sister Susan Knight.

Jordan I. Lebamoff, class of 1984, passed away March 8, 2020.  Jordan learned his bachelor degree from the Univ. of Southern California and his Juris Doctor degree from Tulane University.  He was a Fort Wayne attorney for nearly 30 years and 4th district representative on the FWCS Board of Trustees since 2011.  Besides participating in various community organizations, Jordan was a marathon runner and licensed sailor.  Wife, Nicole; sons Sebastien ’17, and Julien ’20; and brothers, Damian ‘83 and Justin ‘88 survive.

Cora L. King, class of 2008, died January 18, 2020. 

Jacob Keirn, class of 2010, passed away March 12, 2020.  Jacob loved soccer and was a member of the varsity team.  He attended Ivy Tech with the hope of becoming a drug counselor.  Jacob was a member of First Christian Church and volunteered with worship and food pantry.  He is survived by his mother, step-father and sister.

Tonisha T. Richardson, class of 2012, died March 25, 2020.

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