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ALLEN, Elenore Gay "Ellie": b. Sep. 6, 1950; d. Oct. 14, 1996.
Ellie died in Escambina County, Florida, under her married name "Eleanor Lawson." She was 46. She died in an automobile accident. She was survived by a son, born to her first marriage. (Note: On the marriage record for her 1st marriage in June 1968, she listed her name as and signed as "Eleanor Gay HITT." In other words, it may be that her maiden name really was HITT.)

ANDERSON, David Richard: b. Apr. 7, 1950; d. Sep. 7, 1985.
Dave died in Plymouth, Indiana. He was 35. He died from heart problems.

BARCUS, Jeffrey Luther: b. Sep. 26, 1950; d. Aug. 11, 1985.
Jeff died in Mishawaka. He was 34. He died from a heart attack, with the underlying problem of hypertention. He was survived by four children.

BARFELL, Frances Lydia "Frankie": b. Jan. 31, 1950; d. Mar. 14, 2009.
Fran died in Searcy, Arkansas, under her married name "Frances Graybill." She was 59. She died in an automobile accident. She was survived by two children.

BLANKENHORN, Judy Ann: b. May 23, 1949; d. Oct. 14, 2009.
Judy died in Columbia, South Carolina, under her married name "Judy Hopper." She was 60. Cause of death was breast cancer and the chemotherapy that she was taking to try to beat the cancer. Judy was survived by two children.

BRAZEAU, Alecia Anne: b. Jan. 28, 1950; d. Oct. 31, 2016.
Alecia died in Mishawaka, under her married name "Alecia Cottingham." She was 66. She was survived by two children.

BROOMALL, Karen Sue: b. May 10, 1950; d. Feb. 6, 2014.
Karen died in Ventura County, California, under her married name "Karen Krassner." She was 63. She had been ill for many months. She was survived by two children.

CARTER, Mary Esther: b. Oct. 7, 1949; d. Aug. 31, 1993.
Mary died in Mishawaka under her married name "Mary Pawlak." She was 43. She died of lung cancer. She was survived by two children.

CHRISTMAN, Vicki Lynn: b. Jul. 12, 1950; d. Aug. 12, 2015.
Vicki died in Spanaway, Washington, under her married name "Vicki Custard." She was 65. She was survived by four children.

COLLINS, Patricia Ann: b. Dec. 16, 1949: d. Mar. 23, 2008.
Pat died in South Bend under her married name "Patricia Fisher." She was 58. She died from complications of a viral respiratory infection. She was survived by two children.

CROTHERS, Terry Leonard: b. Feb. 7, 1950: d. May 20, 2013.
Terry died in Granger. He was 63. He was survived by two children.

CULP, Danny Lynn: b. Aug. 15, 1950: d. Feb. 6, 2015.
Danny died in Cape Canaveral, Florida. He was 64. He was survived by four children.

DEAL, Colleen Marguerite: b. Jun. 3, 1950: d. Jan. 4, 2010.
Colleen died in Rudyard, Michigan, under her married name "Colleen Seltzer." She was 59. She was survived by two children.

DeFAUW, Gene Allen: b. Nov. 27, 1949: d. Jul. 5, 2012.
Gene died in South Bend. He was 62. He was survived by by a son.

EAKINS, Walter Vernon "Walt": b. Jun. 28, 1949: d. Oct. 11, 2008.
Walt died in South Bend. He was 59. He died of lung cancer. He was survived by four children.

FARR, Timothy M.: b. Jul. 28, 1950; d. Mar. 3, 1968.
Tim died in Mishawaka. He was 18. He died as a result of an automobile crash in which he was a passenger. Head trauma and severe brain damage. He was pronounced dead three hours after the accident.

FISHER, Frances K.: b. Oct. 5, 1948; d. Jul. 16, 1971.
Frances died in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, under her married name "Frances Sale." She was 22. She died from multiple extreme 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.

FRAZIER, Cheryl J. "Cheri": b. Mar. 22, 1950; d. Feb. 22, 1968.
Cherie died in South Haven, Michigan, under her married name "Cheryl Frederick." She was 17. 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 friend died also.

GRAHAM, Dennis Ray: b. Oct. 10, 1950; d. Apr. 28, 2015.
Dennis died in Mishawaka. He was 64. He was survived by two children.

GREENE, Rebecca Ann "Becky": b. Jul. 27, 1948; d. Mar., 1980.
Becky died in South Bend. She was 31. She died from cardiac failure which the doctor guessed was due to coronary artery disease.

GREENLEE, Judith Kay "Judy": b. Jul. 31, 1950; d. Nov. 11, 2011.
Judy died in Altadena, California. She was 61. She had been physically ill and in extreme pain for several years. Judy began school in kindergarten at Battell. She was a joy to all who knew her. In fifth grade, Judy was the one to challenge the idea that the basketball court was there for only boys at noontime recess. In high school, in one day, she was sent home for wearing a skirt that was too short (she had grown over the summer) and for wearing a skirt that was too long (she returned to school wearing a hippie-style "granny gown"). Judy did not always have it easy, but what Judy always had was a smile and concern for people around her.

GRISHAM, Frances Ellen "Francie”: b. Jul. 27, 1950; d. Oct. 26, 2015.
Francie died in Jonesboro, Arkansas, under her married name "Frances Workman." She was 65. She spent her final months in a hospice house, sharing jokes and upbeat words with friends via computer. She was survived by two children.

HALLAERT, James George: b. Oct. 13, 1950; d. May 19, 1983.
Jim died in South Bend. He was 32. He died at his own hand. He had served in Vietnam while in the U.S. Army. Jim was survived by two children.

HARBIN, Danny Joe: b. May 13, 1949; d. Aug. 9, 1969.
Danny Joe died in South Bend. He was 20. He died as a result of head injuries that happened in an accident.

HARTLEY, Steven Lon: b. Sep. 12, 1948; d. Jul. 2014
Steve died in Hawaii. He was 64. He was survived by two children.

HATFIELD, Linda Sue: b. Dec. 20, 1949; d. Jun. 1, 1983.
Linda died in Arlington, Virginia, under her married name "Linda Latham." She was 33.

HAZEN, Steven Louis: b. Jul. 2, 1948; d. Jul. 3, 2009.
Steve died in Mishawaka. He was 61. He died from congestive heart failure, the result of adult onset diabetes that he'd had for several years.

HITCHENS, Barbara Lynn: b. Apr. 17, 1950; d. Mar. 19, 2016.
Barb died in Florence, Arizona, under her married name "Barbara Ledbetter." She was 65. She was survived by two children.

HOWE, Linda Irene: b. Nov. 23, 1949; d. Jun. 16, 1998.
Linda died in Oceanside, California. She retired from the U.S. Marine Corps as a Master Sergeant. She was 48.

HUYVAERT, Paul Michael: b. Jul. 6, 1950; d. Apr. 14, 2010.
Paul died in South Bend. He was 59. 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.

JASIEWICZ, Linda Marie: b. Sep. 6, 1950; d. Feb. 27, 2008.
Linda died in El Paso County, Texas, under her married name "Linda Wiedlocher." She was 57. She had been living in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She was survived by two children.

JOHNSON, Sharon Lee: b. Oct. 1, 1950; d. Jun. 18, 2002.
Sharon died in South Bend under her married name "Sharon Ziegert." She was 51. She died from heart problems. She was survived by four children.

KLINEDINST, Joseph Carl "Joe”: b. Sep. 14, 1950; d. May 18, 2000.
Joe died in Walkerton. He was 49. He died from bladder cancer. He was survived by four children.

KNITTER, Kristine Ann: b. Sep. 15, 1950; d. Mar. 28, 1974.
Kris died in Mishawaka. She was 23. Only months before her death, she had graduated from Indiana University (South Bend campus) with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She died from complications of a viral cold, in her bed at home, and her mother found her in the morning.

KUNKLE, Richard Wayne "Rich": b. Dec. 14, 1950; d. Jan. 28, 2013.
Rich died in Jeannette, Pennsylvania. He was 62. He was survived by three children.

LIVELY, Connie: b. Feb. 26, 1949; d. Nov. 22, 2016.
Connie died in Dowagiac, Michigan. She was 67.

MANIS, James L.: b. Jul. 15, 1949; d. Aug. 9, 1968.
Jim died in Mishawaka. He was 19. He died from multiple body injuries caused in an auto collision on Fir Road, just north of Douglas Road. Death was immediate.

MATZ, Janice Elaine: b. Oct. 26, 1950; d. Feb. 25, 2001.
Jan died in Lafayette, Indiana, under her married name "Janice Renfroe." She was 50. She had multiple sclerosis and had been ill for many years. She was survived by a daughter.

McCARTER, Pamela Jo: b. Aug. 6, 1949; d. Sep. 25, 2014.
Pam died in Cumming, Georgia, under her married name "Pamela Biscan." She was 65. She was survived by a daughter.

MOTT, Charles Eugene "Charlie", Sr.: b. Apr. 17, 1949; d. Aug. 5, 2011.
Charlie died in Rochester. He was 62. 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 those children on his own, working and parenting to get his children to adulthood. Charlie's own father had died when Charlie was only three years old; his father died after having been struck by a car.

NISLEY, Donald Lee: b. Feb. 27, 1949; d. Dec. 6, 2015.
Don died in Greenville, North Carolina. He was 66. He was survived by a son.

NISLEY, Maurice E. "Maury", Jr.: b. Mar. 23, 1950; d. May 14, 2005.
Maury died in Mishawaka. He was 55. Cause of death was coronary artery disease.

O’CONNELL, Sandra Gail: b. Feb. 23, 1950; d. Sep. 4, 2012.
Sandy died in Brookside, Florida, under her married name "Sandra Gosc." She was 62. She died from complications of a hip replacement. She was survived by a daughter.

PRZYGOCKI, Timothy: b. Oct. 7, 1948; d. Feb. 19, 2014.
Tim died in San Francisco. He was 65. He was survived by three children.

REYNOLDS, Brenda Joyce: b. Jan. 28, 1950; d. Jul. 18, 2010.
Brenda died in Mountain View, Arkansas, under her married name "Brenda Kemble." She was 60. She was survived by two children.

RICHTER, William Dale, Jr.: b. Dec. 18, 1949; d. Jul. 18, 1991.
Bill died in Elyria, Ohio. He was 41. He was survived by two children.

ROBINSON, Sue Ann: b. Aug. 9, 1949; d. Mar. 9, 2017.
Sue died in Murphy, North Carolina, under her married name "Sue Ann Redman." She was 67. She was survived by two children.

RODGERS, Claude Charles: b. Jan. 21, 1950; d. Nov. 16, 2013.
Claude died in Yuma, Arizona. He was 57. He was survived by two children.

RUTHRAUFF, Robert Charles: b. Feb. 23, 1950; d. Jul. 13, 2007.
Bob died in Mishawaka. He was 57. Bob had dealt with juvenile diabetes for most of his life. He was survived by a daughter.

SMITH, Thomas Bruce: b. Aug. 20, 1950; d. Aug. 16, 2000.
Tom Smith died in South Bend. He was four days short of his 50th birthday. He had a heart attack, on top of heart disease and adult respiratory distress syndrome with pulmonary embolism. At MHS he was part of the stage crew, and in his senior will wrote, "I will Mr. Ed Fleming my goldplated Dick Tracy wrist watch." At IUSB Tom became the Director of Instructional Technologies. In the mid-1990s, he hooked up a video cam that allowed folks to see inside his office and watch him work. For sure Tom was a techie. :-) He was survived by three children.

STEWART, Robert Lee: no info.
Bob was reported deceased in the 2000 MHS alumni directory. No information has been found, and the only traces he left were a mention in the 1968 yearbook that he was a senior whose photo did not appear, and this line in the "Senior Will": "I, Bob Stewart, will Terry Naragon my guitar."

STICKLES, Michael Dewayne "Mike": b. Dec. 12, 1950; d. Oct. 22, 1992.
Mike died in South Bend. He was 41. He died as the result of a work-place injury. He worked for Lobdell-Emery Mfg. in Argos. 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.

STUFF, Richard A.: b. Jul. 18, 1950; d. Dec. 21, 2008.
Rich died in South Bend. He was 58. He died from a perforated colon. He was survived by two daughters.

SWEET, Wava Marie: b. May 18, 1950; d. Apr. 12, 2014.
Wava died in South Bend under her married name "Wava Tetzlaff." She was 63. 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 left a tree at ancestry.com that can be seen by anyone with access to that site. Her tree is called "
SWEET - SPEARS FAMILY TREE." Wava was survived by two children.

SWONGER, Jacqueline Nellene "Jackie”: b. Feb. 10, 1950; d. Jan. 15, 2005.
Jackie died in South Bend under her married name "Jacqueline Werner." She was 54. She died of lung cancer. She was survived by two children.

TROVATORE, Jimmie Joseph: b. Aug. 2, 1950; d. Oct. 17, 2001.
Jimmie died in South Bend. He was 51. He died of liver cancer. He was survived by a son.

VALLANCE, Leonard L.: b. Sep. 18, 1949; d. Nov. 4, 2016.
Leonard died in Mishawaka. He was 67. He was a Boy Scout leader and an usher at his church. He was survived by three daughters.

VANCE, Beverly Joan: b. Aug. 14, 1950; d. Mar. 29, 1991.
Bev died in Mishawaka under her married name "Beverly Manly." She was 40. She died of a massive hemorrhage as a result of a cerebral artery rupture. She was survived by three young sons.

WILLIAMS, Ronald L. "Ronnie": b. Sep. 21, 1950; d. Jun. 3, 1994.
Ronnie died in South Bend. He was 43. He died as the result of a brain bleed.

WILSON, Jackie W. "Jack": b. May 26, 1949; d. May 6, 2013.
Jack died in Mishawaka. He was 64. Jack served in the U.S. Army and did two tours in Vietnam. He was survived by a son.

WISE, Ronald G.: b. May 13, 1950; d. Mar. 3, 1986.
Ron died in South Bend. He was 35. He died at his own hand.

ZEIGLER, David James "Jim": b. Apr. 19, 1949; d. Jul. 19, 2007.
David died in Goshen. He was 58. He died of cancer.

ZIEGERT, Cheryl Lynn: b. Jan. 6, 1950; d. Jan. 19, 2015.
Cheryl died in South Bend under her married name "Cheryl Mark." She was 65. She was survived by a son.

ZIMMERMAN, Thomas J. "Tom": b. Oct. 29, 1950; d. Sep. 4, 1988.
Tom died in South Bend. He was 37. Tom died from Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was survived by twin daughters.


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