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Bloomington, Indiana

Class of 1969

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30 Jul 2022 Kevin Scott Flynn, of Elkhart, Indiana, died July 22, 2022. He was with the Class of '69 for some years, and graduated with the Class of '70. A Find-A-Grave page has been created, but the photo & obituary will not be visible for three months.
30 Jun 2022 Jud Brewer and his siblings - 8 kids attended U-School: Erich '68, Gene '69, Jud '71, Derk '73, Cassandra '74, Berit '77, Clark and Jeremiah -
asked this be posted:

To honor the incredible legacy of (UHS & BHSN football & werestling) Coach Wayne and Jan Nichols,
a permanent endowment fund has been established in their honor at the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County.
The Coach Wayne and Jan Nichols Exceptional Effort Fund will allow the Nichols family to make annual grants
to causes and organizations that embody the values of Coach Wayne and Jan,
in particular giving children and youth a bridge to opportunities that will help them succeed and thrive in life.

Donations can be made to the Community Foundation, designated for the Nichols' Fund, online at or by sending a check to:
Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, 100 S College Ave Suite 240, Bloomington IN 47404
For other types of gifts or ways to support this fund, contact Meagan Niese, Development Director, at 812-333-9016.
All gifts made to the Community Foundation are tax-deductible.

For more details, click here to contact Jud Brewer
2 Feb 2022 With the assistance of Linda Johnston Wallenfang, we have found that 6 more members of the Class of '69 have died:
Jurine ReDonna Aubin Coia, February 17, 2019, in Martinsville, Indiana.
Nerrida Gaye King Pyle, of Riverside, California, September 15, 2009.
Rodney D "Rod" Osborne, May 20, 2008, in Scottsburg, Indiana. An obituary and photo are on his Find-A-Grave page.
Nicholas Eugene "Nick" Rouse, of Smithville, Indiana, and Sarasota, Florida, October 22, 2021.
Louise Ann Siffin, in Bloomington, July 6, 2007.
Johnny "John" Shepherd, July 28 1978, in Monroe County, Indiana. John was in the commencement program in both 1969 & 1970, but was not pictured in either Jordannus. He was at UHS for only those two years.
Find-A-Grave pages exist for all but Nick Rouse.
27 Jan 2022 Jennifer Ann Brown, of Bloomington, died on January 17, 2022. An obituary and photo are on her Find-A-Grave page. These may not be visible until 3 months have passed.
01 Nov 2021 Elizabeth Shaw "Liz" Rouse Tieman, of Bloomington, died on October 27, 2021. She was with the Class of '69 through 10th grade, and graduated in 1970.
14 May 2021 Linda Williams Groce died May 8, 2021, in Martinsville, Indiana. An obituary and photo are on her Find-A-Grave page.
05 Mar 2021 Kenneth Jay Ott died February 23, 2021, in Altadena, California.
We also find that Cindy Selnick Stolnitz Heaton died January 23, 2009, in Atlanta, Georgia.
26 Jul 2020 David Hunt Smith died in June. An obituary and photo are on his Find-A-Grave page.
15 Aug 2019 50th Reunion this October - see below
17 Jun 2019 From examination of Jordannuses from '56 through '69, 197 more people who attended UHS at one time or another have been added to the database. Most of these are listed below as "misssing." However, Steven Lee "Steve" Floyd, Jon Marcus Norris & Janis Jean Hammerman Hardin Powell are known deceased. Find-A-Grave pages have been created.
14 May 2019 Sharon Drach Mangas supplied death dates and other information for Debbie Kay Bell Jones and Jon Marcus Norris. I will soon add obituaries to their Find-A-Grave pages.
17 Apr 2019 Steven Lee "Steve" Eberle, of Dahlonega, Georgia, died April 11, 2019. An obituary is on his Find-A-Grave page.
09 Feb 2019 Scans of the Senior Class and underclass photo pages are now available, from the Jordannus in the Monroe County Library.
20 Jul 2018 We are informed thar Marc David Simon died in Oakland, California, May 18, 2002. An obituary for David is on his Find-A-Grave page.
17 May 2018 We are informed that Deirdre Ann "Dede" Burger Foster died June 14, 2014. An obituary is on her Find-A-Grave page.
12 Mar 2018 50th Reunion date is set - October 19, 2019 at the IU Memorial Union. Watch for details.
22 June 2017 Bruce Alan Frye died June 11, 2017. An obituary is on his Find-A-Grave page.
8/3/08 Nancy Evans Hegler wrote: "Are we going to have a 40th reunion next year and if so please keep in touch with me. I know that I live pretty far away but will help out in any way that I can!!"
9/18/07 Stanley Ray Lambert passed away recently at his home in Indianapolis. He was formerly of Gosport. He had worked in building trades and later for the State Board of Health WIC program. He graduated from Indiana University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunications and a minor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, Montana and his family. Stanley served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1971 in Vietnam and was honorably discharged. He was a rifleman with Company D, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star, Cambodian Campaign Ribbon, various Air Medals, and the Purple Heart, which was issued on the 20th day of February, 1970, for wounds received in action on 14 February in the Republic of Vietnam.

He was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, Mary Ann Lambert of Smithville; one brother, Chris Lambert of Indianapolis; and one sister, Deborah (UHS '66) Huntingford and her husband Ray of Simi Valley, California; and two daughters, both of Indianapolis. Funeral services were held September 13, 2007 in Gosport, Indiana.
1/18/06 Robert Suer writes: "I am practicing medicine in Muncie. I now have 6 children: 3 in college, one still in high school, and 2 little boys from Guatemala. We are in the process of adopting a little girl from China in the spring of '06 so that will make 7 (I think). Would like to hear from you.
1/17/06 Julie Dunbar Kaufman-Prentice writes: "Sorry I missed the reunion, hope everyone who was able to attend had a great time. My husband and I moved to Phoenix in 1994, a return for me and new move for him. I am a Grandma, finally! My daughter and son-in-law presented us with a grandson this past July. The only drawback, they live in Poland. Poland is a great place to visit and not just because Theo lives there. My son lives in Denver, fortunately business takes me there monthly so I am able to see him frequently. Still working for "the phone company", love my job. My husband, George, retired four years ago. Will see what I end up doing, the Theo tug is pretty strong! Best to all of you.
9/20/05 Julia Epstein says: "I'm happy to find this web page, though I won't be able to attend the October reunion. I live in the Bay Area of California (Berkeley) with my partner of 23 years and our daughters, ages 19 and 16. My work involves civil rights advocacy for people with disabilities.
9/15/05 Pete Fagan says: "I am looking forward to the reunion in October, 2005. This will be my first reunion and am anxious to meet up with classmates from the past. I have been living in Coronado, CA (San Diego area) for the last 12 years, practicing law. It would be nice if there is enough turn-out from the class to have a separate get-together from the all-school reunion."
5/23/05 Darla Gobert Pitman writes: "I live in Bloomington with my husband Roger and my two cats. I have 3 grown children and have held a variety of jobs through the years. I am now a consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics, and think I may have finally gotten the whole "career" thing. I am so glad Elizabeth told me about this site, and I am looking forward to seeing some of you in October. Feel free to email me if you want."
4/28/05 Dennis Waltke writes: "It is neat to see the names of our class. It brings back many memories. I live up the road in Greenwood, and live four houses from Vince Chiapetta's little brother, Mike who I played with on the tennis team those many years ago. I have been married 30 years to my wife. Debbie is from New York, and we have two children, Rachael, age 25, who is a Grade School Teacher in Indianapolis, and a son, Aaron, 20, who is a Junior at IU, majoring in Film Studies. I have been a Dentist since 1976, and attribute my science interest to UHS. Hope I can attend in October!"
4/28/05 Randy Hall writes: "My wife, Frances, and I would love to attend the reunion. We live in the Houston, TX. area, but will schedule this special weekend to see old friends. Thanks for keeping us advised of the plans."
3/13/05 Elizabeth Rouse Tieman writes: "Its wonderful to see there is a place to go to stay connected. As I read through the classmates names it brought back so many memories ...Some bitter sweet, but most of them good ones ! What a great time to have grown up in. I own a awesome business in Bloomington, Elizabeth Tieman & Hairdesigners. I have been married to the same great guy for 26 years, and we have two exceptional kids... Life has been Good. Hope to see lost friends at the next reunion. Elizabeth Rouse Tieman"
3/7/05 Carol Cochrane Hardy-Schubert writes:"This lil Univee went to IU, and this lil Univee became an RN. . . .not bad for a 'class clown', eh? Life is good here in sunny Fla., altho forced to take early retirement due to health probs. Married (#2) in '98 to a great guy, who is as goofy and immature as I am, yet we raised my daughter, 27 and his dau., 21 and son, 19 w/ no criminal record to date."
3/3/05 Mark Fedderson says succinctly: "Hey! I've been here pretty much all along!
2/23/05 Phil Brodt writes: "Currently living in Washington State. Over the years I've favored the Northwest USA, for its mountains, fresh water streams, and outdoor living. Some people call it God's country!! But, don't tell anyone. Those of us living here want to keep it a secret."
2/23/05 Lee McKinley writes in his registration: "hello- I am living in bloomington and would be happy to help with local arrangements for the fall all class reunion. Let me know if I can help. Lee". I would suggest that if members of the class of '69 want to think about a mini-reunion luncheon or brunch or evening gathering at the time of the all school reunion that you start by contacting Lee to make class plans. Keep me informed and I'll post information here, also. Thanks, Lee. Margaret Olson '52
2/23/05 Charles Daghlian writes: "Married, five kids (17 to 32, a la Brady Bunch). Paleobotanist turned electron microscopist. Live in Montpelier, VT, work in Hanover, NH. As Ellen says, email for the rest."
2/19/05 Ellen Nakhnikian writes: "Blast from the past. How to summarize 35 or so years? The data: I'm married (happily), have a 9 year old daughter (I'm developmentally delayed compared to most of the rest of you, with your 20-year-old children!), am a clinical psychologist in private practice in Rochester, N.Y. As for the rest...e-mail me! Ellen Nakhnikian"
2/17/05 Sharon Drach Mangas writes: "I've been living in Columbus since 1978. My husband Mike and I have 2 sons - ages 26 and 25. Mike's an Optometrist and I'm currently working for the Columbus Area Arts Council as an administrative assistant. I'm also doing some writing for our local newspaper. No daughters-in-law or grandchildren just yet!
2/15/05 Rex Blunck registered today, told us about a web page for which he is webmaster, and says "I haven't changed!"
12/6/04 Linda Johnston Pankake writes: "I'm living in Orange Park, FL, and have been selling real estate for over 17 years. My daughter, Carrie Pankake, is getting married on April 2, 2005. Currently single, and enjoy traveling and ballroom dancing."
9/11/04 Vicki Spangler Zysko writes: "My updates include relocation to Melbourne, FL, the latest hurricanes were not major problems for me or my family, I have 2 daughters (23 and 19), I'm recently divorced and learning to start over. I am still a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines and this winter I will start working in Atlanta, it is a rather long way to go to work - but I hope to retire when my younger daughter finishes with college."

Reunion Information

Oct 18-20, 2019 50th Reunion
Friday, September 18 – Casual gathering at Nick’s English Hut, upstairs, starting at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 19 – 9:00 a.m. – Men meet for brunch (location to be determined) – cost is $10.00 per person
Saturday, September 19 – 10:00 a.m. – Ladies meet at Donna Shank Lobell’s home for brunch
Saturday, September 19 – 6:00 p.m. – Main event at the IMU Building, Frangipani Room on the IU campus. Cost is $45.00 per person
Sunday, September 20 – 10:00 a.m. – Meet at the Tudor Room in the IMU building for brunch – cost determined by what you choose to eat
Classmates can contact Linda Johnston Wallenfang at for more information.
October 29, 2005
All School Reunion
Reservations Received as of 11/01/2005 for:
'69 - Sharon Drach Mangas, Peter Fagan & Amy, Gregg Floyd & Janet, Randy Hall & Frances, James Hedrick, Steve Hendricks, Richard Linnemeier & Christy, Elizabeth Lucas-Ford, Frank McIntyre, Lee McKinley & Maria, Sherry Robbins Jeffers, Kevin Ryan & Shirley, Carol Smith Myers, Madeline Speerstra Wade

To see the Find-A-Grave page, click here
Then copy the number into the "# Memorial ID" field.

Updated 05 Nov 2022