In Memory

1930

February 2022- Lenore Alexander ‘39
February 2022- Evelyn Howe Hollister ‘39

1940

May 2024 – Marion “Babe” Chester Hansen ’40
March 2024 – Jane Marie (Walkner) Schantz ’44
February 2024 – Phyllis Brack ’48
May 2023 – Marion (Towers) Kelso ’43
February 2023 — Bill Page ’45
February 2023 – Marianne Janet (Luck) Post ’49
February 2023 –  Onalee (Paul) Arnold ’49
January 2023 – Rita Marie (Remington) Urbanek ’42
December 2022 –  Dr. Gene Everet Michel 
November 2022- Voanne Jean (Miller) Hansen ’43
November 2022- Leona Lavon (Corum) Morris ’47
January 2022- Melvin “Mel” Clarence Meggers ‘41

1950

April 2024 –  Floyd Everett Mumm ’54
March 2024 – Mary Joan (Mercer) Smith ’56
March 2024 – Ruth Vera (Welton) Hess ’51
March 2024 – Norman Glen Fitzgerald ’52
March 2024 – Marjorie “Marge” Lee (Morningstar) Morris ’51
February 2024 — Clair “Buzz” Clark ’58
January 2024 – Michael “Mike” John Kepros ’54
November 2023 –  Paula Charlene (Schlueter) Lapp ’53
November 2023 — Donna Jean (Petrusch) Tucker ’55
November 2023 — William “Bill” Everett Nielson ’51
October 2023 — Sharon Lea Otting ’58
September 2023 – Shirley Jean (Sills) Jordan ’55
September 2023 — Edward T. Reed ’56
August 2023 –  Beverly Jean (Abernathy) Daws ’51
August 2023 –  Willis Schnell ’50
August 2023 – Shirley Jean (Williamson) Biggart ’57
August 2023 – Frieda Mae (Nesetril) Howe ’55
April 2023 – Verle Burdette Miller ’54
April 2023 – Ronald Raphael Franklin ’54
April 2023 — Joyce (Sampica) Jandik ’52
February 2023 –  Capt Chaplain Samuel Baez ’50
February 2023 — Janet Sue (Lorence) DeWoody Schulz ’54
February 2023 — Sheila Colleen (Murray) Seigel ’56
February 2023 — Ruth Elaine Drips ’53
December 2022 – Col. Roger Thomas Hilton, Retired ’58
December 2022 – Jim J. Malake ’54
November 2022- Norman “Norm” Richard Nielson ’52
November 2022- LaWanna Jean (Tischer) Ottaway ’59
September 2022- Allen “Red” Hurt ’55
September 2022- Barbara Ann (Petrak) Schierholz ‘52
August 2022- William F. Bills ‘54
June 2022- Kenneth Ray Gillmore ‘54
April 2022- Marilyn Jean Dudley ‘52
April 2022- Garnet Eileen Hoffner ‘58
March 2022- James “Jim” Andrew Wheeler ‘56
March 2022- Sylvia Malake ‘54
January 2022- Robert “Bob” A. Murray ‘55
January 2022- Mildred ‘Millie’ Kephart Stewart ‘52

1960

June 2024 – Dennis Scott Wermager ’63
April 2024 – Donald Michael Bailey ’63
January 2024 – Mary Irene Weber ’60
December 2023 — Julie Anne (Long-Schooley) Coady ’63
January 2024 – Jerry Louis Whorton ’68
January 2024 – Christopher Alan Hansen ’68
September 2023 – Linda O’Dette (Warner) Cahalan ’63
September 2023 –  Frederick “Fred” Lawrence Lutz Jr ’65
September 2022 –  Harvey C. Zikmund ’65
April 2023 –  Carol Suzette (Hagerman) Camenisch ’63
April 2023 – Everett Allen Weaver ’65
March 2023 — Paul Jones ’66
February 2023 –  Michael Dean Prouty ’69
January 2023 – Patricia Jean (Foley) Williams ’60
January 2023 –  Reginald L. Eberle ’60
September 2022 – Ronald (Ron) Eugene Clark ’61
August 2022- William Herbert Ray ’61
August 2022- Jo Ann Collins ‘68
August 2022- Joan “Joanie” Rae Ondler (Losch) ‘63
August 2022- Stephen G Perrin ‘62
June 2022- Lois Mavis (Rilling) Maxfield ‘69
May 2022- Rozella “Mary” Churchill ‘68
February 2022- Carl Foster ‘60
February 2022- Edward “Ron” Ronald Holecek ‘65
February 2022- Dennis ‘Denny’ Allen Burgess ‘66
January 2022- Craig D. Beitz ‘61
January 2022- Robert Ebeling ‘60

1970

May 2024  — Cynthia “Cindy” S. (Hudson) Gould ’74
May 2024 — Kenneth “Ken” W. Murdoch ’74
April 2024 — Randall “Randy” Olson ’74
March 2024 — Ronald Lavern Schultz ’71
November 2023 — Marcia (Mefford) May ’70
October 2023 — Stephen J. Ickes ’76
September 2023 – Laurence “Larry” J. Lanning ’73
September 2023 – Patrick “Pep” Edward Peterson ’76
May 2023 – Fae Ann Johnson ’74
December 2022 – Vern G Atwater ’71
November 2022- Peggy Lou Gartner ’76
October 2022- Jill Denise Morning Warrick ‘72
August 2022- Kenneth “Bear” W. Stalkfleet ‘71
June 2022- Kathleen Ann (Rae) Murdoch ‘78
May 2022- Henry Jackson “Harry” Carson ‘76
April 2022- Julee Lynn (Woodward) Taylor ‘78
February 2022- Donald Wayne Ransford ‘76
January 2022-Robert Schueler ‘70
January 2022- Joseph Walter Collins Carson, ‘73

1980

May 2024 — Jonathan “Jon” Paul Randall ’87
May 2024 — Jane (Trimble) Smith ’82
January 2024 – Bradley D. Glick ’88
December 2023 –  Kenneth Lee Miller ’80
June 2023 – Robert “Brian” Deal ’81
July 2023 — Michael William Neal ’89
April 2023 –  Douglas Allan Ness ’84
January 2023 – Mike Hand ’84
August 2022- John Bright ‘83
March 2022- Shane Shoemaker ‘86
November 2020 –  David Shindoll ’80

1990

March 2024 – Blake Michael Wilson ’97
March 2024 – Kenton L. Hatcher II ’92
January 2024 –  Nathanael “Nate” William Huebener ’92
June 2023 — SFC Corey J. Hite ’96
March 2023 — Kurtis Leroy Jones ’97
September 2022- Brian Benest ’95
June 2022- Ruth Gleason ‘99
March 2022- Kristine (Bright) Bell ‘94

2000

May 2023 –  Brandi Lynn (Evans) Pilgrim ’05
November 2022- Courtney Rene Bartlett ’07
August 2022- Morgan Elizabeth (Kelley) Blomme ‘03

2010

December 2022- Tyler Rosenthal ’19

2020

August 2021-Cameron “Cam” James Bunch ‘20

 

 

Teachers & Staff

 

May 2024
Barbara John
Food Services of MISD 1984 – 2002

 

 

December 2023
Dr. Robert Hale
Superintendent of MISD 1980-1986

 

 

 

 

 

March 2024
WIlliam “Bill” Steadman
VMS Guidance Counselor 1965 – 1997

 

 

December 2023
William Holderman
MISD Maintenance

 

 

December 2023
Marilyn Holderman 
MISD Paraprofessional

 

 

November 2023
Marcia (Mefford) May ’70
Vernon Middle School, retired in 2018

 

 

November 2023
Mary “Mo” Patricia Brandhorst
MISD, retired in 2020

 

 

October 2023
Mona Jean Lawler Morgan
Elementary Teacher for MISD, years unknown

October 2023
Sharon Lea Otting
Elementary Teacher for MISD, years unknown

 

March 2023
Roxie Mae (Fortner) Barron
Para for MISD, years unknown

 

 

March 2023
Karren (Puffet) Buck
1986 – 2000, bookkeeper and payroll

 

February 2023
Bill Page
Industrial Arts and Coach, years unknown

 


February 2023
Sonja Novak

Vernon Principal’s Secretary, years unknown

 

 

January 2023
James Roger Hanson
1960 – 1990, Geometry Teacher

 

December 2022
Gerita Glade
2002-2022, Para-Educator

 

November 2022
Carol Lou (Bahls) Barnhart
1973-2001, Lunch Lady and Custodian

 

November 2022
Wayne Jackson
PE & Health Teacher
Coached: Softball

 

August 2022
David “Pops” Allen Cahalan
1985- 1999, Industrial Arts, Physical Ed, Health, Math, Quest
Coached: Football, Wrestling, Boy’s Track, Girl’s Track

 

May 2022
Norma J. Fitz
(aka Mrs. Chester)
1961-1991, Elementary and Middle School Math

 

April 2022
Marland E. “Mac” McCleary
1981- 1995, Maintenance

 

January 2022
Melvin “Mel” Clarence Meggers
1959-1985
26 Years with the District
Buildings: Lincoln, Starry and Vernon Middle School
Taught: 5th grade and middle school Social Studies: 6th, 7th and 8th.
Coached: Middle School Track, Football and Girls Basketball

September 2021
Anthony “Tony” Joseph Pantini Jr.
1973-1999
26 years with the district
Buildings: Vernon Middle School and Marion High School
Coached: Varsity Girls Softball and Basketball

March 2021
Shirley Mae (Post) Pantini
1958-1976
12 years with the District
Building: Marion High School
Taught: Social Studies

December 2020
Ruth Clement Affeldt
English Teacher
Vernon Middle School

November 2020
Laverne “Verne” Edwin Vaske
Science Teacher
Vernon Middle School 1960-1991
Marion High School 1991-1996

November 2020
Kenan Donald Virlee
Russian Teacher, Marion High School

 

September 2020
Paulette C. Follmer
Fifth Grade Teacher
Longfellow 1969-1976
Emerson 1977- 1989
Mentzer 1989-1991