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In memoriam:
Gone but not forgotten

From most recent back to 12th grade in high school,
the following from the MHS Class of 1968 are gone:

2018:
  • Jerry Wayne Parrish died August 29, 2018. He was survived by a daughter.
  • Randall Lynn "Randy" Frederick died May 19, 2018, in North Manchester.
  • Kathleen Elizabeth "Kathy" Goeller (Mrs. Agostino) died February 1, 2018, in St. Joseph County.
2017 (three deaths):
  • Pamela Kay Correll (Mrs. Hood) died December 29, 2017, in Chocowinity, North Carolina.
  • Gregory Louis Baldoni died December 20, 2017, in Mishawaka.
  • Sue Ann Robinson (Mrs. Redman) died March 9, 2017, in Murphy, Cherokee County, North Carolina. She was survived by two children.
2016 (four deaths):
  • Connie Suzanne Lively died November 22, 2016, in Dowagiac, Michigan.
  • Leonard Lee Vallance died November 4, 2016, in Mishawaka. He was a Boy Scout leader and an usher at his church. He was survived by three daughters.
  • Alecia Anne Brazeua (Mrs. Cottingham) died October 31, 2016, in Mishawaka. She was survived by two children.
  • Barbara Lynn Hitchins (Mrs. Ledbetter) died March 19, 2016, in Florence, Arizona. She was survived by two children.
2015 (six deaths):
  • Donald Lee Nisley died December 6, 2015, in Greenville, South Carolina. He was survived by a son.
  • Frances Ellen "Francie" Grisham (Mrs. Workman) died October 26, 2015, in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She spent her final months in a hospice house, sharing jokes and upbeat words with friends via computer. She was survived by two children.
  • Vicki Lynn Christman (Mrs. Custard) died August 12, 2015, in Spanaway, Washington. She was survived by four children.
  • Dennis Ray Graham died April 28, 2015, in Mishawaka. He was survived by two children.
  • Danny Lynn Culp died February 6, 2015, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. He was survived by four children.
  • Cheryl Lynn Ziegert (Mrs. Mark) died January 19, 2015, in South Bend. She was survived by a son.
2014 (five deaths):
  • Pamela Jo McCarter (Mrs. Biscan) died September 25, 2014, in Cumming, Georgia. She was survived by a daughter.
  • Steven Lon Hartley died in July 2014 in Hawaii. He was survived by two children.
  • Wava Marie Sweet (Mrs. Tetzlaff) died April 12, 2014, in South Bend. Wava's father died when she was nine years old; she began waitressing when she was 14 to help support herself. In her 40s, she worked as a waitress at Doc Pierce's in downtown Mishawaka. In her final years, she supported herself as a taxi cab driver. Wava was a hobby genealogist. She was survived by two children.
  • Timothy Przygocki died February 19, 2014, in San Francisco, California. He was survived by three children.
  • Karen Sue Broomall (Mrs. Krassner) died February 6, 2014, in Camarillo, California. She had been ill for many months. She was survived by two children.
2013 (four deaths):
  • Claude Charles Rodgers died November 16, 2013, in Yuma, Arizona. He was survived by two children.
  • Terry Leonard Crothers died May 20, 2013, in Granger, Indiana. He was survived by two children.
  • Jackie W. "Jack" Wilson died May 6, 2013, in Mishawaka. Jack served in the U.S. Army and did two tours in Vietnam. He was survived by a son.
  • Richard Wayne Kunkle died January 28, 2013, in Jeannette, Pennsylvania. He was survived by three children.
2012 (two deaths):
  • Sandra Gail "Sandy" O'Connell (Ms. Gosc) died September 4, 2012, in Brooksville, Florida. She died from complications of a hip replacement. She was survived by a daughter.
  • Gene Allen DeFauw died July 5, 2012 in South Bend. He was survived by a son.
2011 (two deaths):
  • Judith Kay "Judy" Greenlee died November 11, 2011, in Altadena, California. She had been physically ill and in extreme pain for several years. Judy was a joy to all who knew her. She did not always have it easy, but what Judy always had was a smile and concern for people around her.
  • Charles Eugene "Charlie" Mott died August 5, 2011, in Rochester, Indiana. He died of lung cancer. Charlie was part of the print shop team that printed the ALLTOLD every week. He also gave service to MHS as an usher at musical performances, school plays, and special events. He enlisted in the U.S. Army soon after high school and served in Vietnam. Charlie had four young children when both his wife and his mother were killed in an automobile accident when Charlie was only 31. He raised hise children on his own, working and parenting to get his children to adulthood. Charlie's own father had died when Charlie was three years old; his father died after having been struck by a car.
2010 (three deaths):
  • Brenda Joyce Reynolds (Mrs. Kemble) died July 18, 2010, in Mountain View, Arkansas. She was survived by two children.
  • Paul Michael Huyvaert died April 14, 2010, in South Bend. He'd had health problems for several years, caused by seizures that were the result of a birth injury and by heart valve problems. He was survived by two daughters.
  • Colleen Marguerite Deal (Mrs. Seltzer) died January 4, 2010, in Rudyard, Michigan. She was survived by two children.
2009 (three deaths):
  • Judy Ann Blankenhorn (Mrs. Hopper) died October 14, 2009, in Columbia, South Carolina. Cause of death was breast cancer and the chemotherapy used to try to beat the cancer. Judy was survived by two children.
  • Steven Louis "Steve" Hazen died July 3, 2009, in Mishawaka. He died from congestive heart failure, the result of adult onset diabetes that he'd had for several years.
  • Frances Lydia "Fran" Barfell (Mrs. Graybill) died March 14, 2009, in Searcy, Arkansas. She died in an automobile accident. She was survived by two children.
2008 (four deaths):
  • Richard A. Stuff died December 21, 2008, in South Bend. He died from a perforated colon. He was survived by two daughters.
  • Walter Vernon "Walt" Eakins died October 11, 2008, in South Bend. He died of lung cancer. He was survived by four children.
  • Patricia Ann Collins (Mrs. Fisher) died March 23, 2008, in South Bend. She died from complications of a viral respiratory infection. She was survived by two children.
  • Linda Marie Jasiewicz (Mrs. Wiedlocher) died February 27, 2008, in El Paso County, Texas. She had been living in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She was survived by two children.
2007 (two deaths):
  • David James "Jim" Zeigler died July 19, 2007, in Goshen, Indiana. He worked as a printer for 30 years and died of cancer.
  • Robert Charles "Bob" Ruthrauff died July 13, 2007, in Mishawaka. Bob had dealt with juvenile diabetes for most of his life. He was survived by a daughter.
2005 (two deaths):
  • Maurice Eli "Maury" Nisley, Jr., died March 14, 2005, in Mishawaka. Cause of death was coronary artery disease.
  • Jacqueline Nellene "Jackie" Swonger (Mrs. Werner) died January 15, 2005, in South Bend. She died of lung cancer. She was survived by two children.
2002 (one death):
  • Sharon Lee Johnson (Mrs. Ziegert) died June 19, 2002, in South Bend. She died from heart problems. She was survived by four children.
2001 (two deaths):
  • Jimmie Joseph Trovatore died October 17, 2001, in South Bend. He died of liver cancer. He was survived by a son.
  • Janice Elaine Matz (Mrs. Renfroe) died February 25, 2001, in Lafayette, Indiana. She had multiple sclerosis and had been ill for many years. She was survived by a daughter.
2000 (two deaths):
  • Thomas Bruce "Tom" Smith died August 16, 2000, in South Bend. Tom had a heart attack, on top of heart disease and adult respiratory distress syndrome with pulmonary embolism. Tom became the Director of Instructional Technologies at IUSB. In the mid-1990s, he hooked up a video cam that allowed folks to see inside his office and watch him work. He was survived by three children.
  • Joseph Carl "Joe" Klinedinst died May 18, 2000, in Walkerton, Indiana. He died from bladder cancer. He was survived by four children.
1998 (one death):
  • Linda Irene Howe died June 16, 1998, in Oceanside, California. She retired from the U.S. Marine Corps as a Master Sergeant.
1996:
  • Elenore Gay “Ellie” Allen (Mrs. Lawson) died October 14, 1996, in Escambia County, Florida. She died in an automobile accident. She was survived by a son, born to her first marriage.
1994 (one death):
  • Ronald Lee “Ronnie” Williams died June 3, 1994, in South Bend. He died as the result of a brain bleed.
1993 (one death):
  • Mary Esther Carter (Mrs. Pawlak) died August 31, 1993, in South Bend. She died of lung cancer. She was survived by two children.
1992 (one death):
  • Michael Dewayne “Mike” Stickles died October 22, 1992, in South Bend. He died as the result of a work-place injury. He fell from a landing, falling 30 feet, suffered a massive head injury, and died in the hospital about 15 hours later. He was survived by a daughter.
1991 (two deaths):
  • William Dale Richter, Jr., died July 18, 1991, in Elyria, Ohio. He was survived by two children.
  • Beverly Joan Vance (Mrs. Manly) died March 29, 1991, in Mishawaka. She died of a massive hemorrhage as a result of a cerebral artery rupture. She was survived by three young sons.
1988 (one death):
  • Thomas J. “Tom” Zimmerman died September 4, 1988, in Mishawaka. Tom died from Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was survived by twin daughters.
1986 (one death):
  • Ronald Galen Wise died March 3, 1986, in South Bend. He died at his own hand.
1985 (two deaths):
  • David Richard Anderson died September 7, 1985, in Plymouth, Indiana. He died from heart problems.
  • Jeffrey Luther "Jeff" Barcus died August 11, 1985, in Mishawaka. He died from a heart attack, with the underlying problem of hypertention. He was survived by four children.
1983 (two deaths):
  • Linda Sue Hatfield (Mrs. Latham) died June 1, 1983, in Arlington, Virginia.
  • James George “Jim” Hallaert died May 19, 1983, in South Bend. Jim died at his own hand. He had served in Vietnam while in the U.S. Army. Jim was survived by two children.
1980 (one death):
  • Rebecca Ann “Becky” Greene died March 8, 1980, in South Bend. She died from cardiac failure which the doctor guessed was due to coronary artery disease.
1974 (one death):
  • Kristine Ann Knitter died March 28, 1974, in Mishawaka. Only months before her death, she had graduated from Indiana University (South Bend campus) with a bachelor's in elementary education. She died from complications of a viral cold, in her bed at home, and her mother found her in the morning.
1971 (one death):
  • Frances K. Fisher (Mrs. Sale) died July 16, 1971, in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. She died from injuries sustained in an automobile crash. She was the passenger in a car driven by her husband. Their car was struck headon by an oncoming vehicle driven by a drunk driver. Her husband also died. They were survived by their three-month-old daughter.
1969 (one death):
  • Danny Joe Harbin died August 9, 1969, in South Bend. He died as a result of head injuries that happened in an accident. He was survived by his wife of one year.
1968 (three deaths):
  • James L. “Jim” Manis died August 9, 1968, in Mishawaka. He died from injuries caused by an auto collision on Fir Road, just north of Douglas Road. Death was immediate.
  • Timothy M. "Tim" Farr died March 3, 1968, in Mishawaka. He died as a result of an automobile crash in which he was a passenger. There was head trauma and severe brain damage. He was pronounced dead three hours after the accident.
  • Cheryl J. "Cheri" Frazier (Mrs. Randall Frederick) died February 22, 1968, in South Haven, Michigan. She died as a result of an auto accident; there was an ice-related two-car crash just south of Bangor, Michigan. Cheri was a passenger in one of the cars. The car she was in was being driven by a woman friend of Cheri, and Cheri's woman friend died also.
Year Unknown:
  • Robert Lee Stewart was reported deceased before 2000, but no information has been found on his death. He was alive in April 1978. Robert was adopted by the STEWARTs when he was about two years old; his birth name was JOHNSON. Soon after high school, he served in the U.S. Marines. He was married and divorced several times and was survived by at least two children. Reportedly, he moved to Texas after 1978.
 
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