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Don Hamm

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The Fort Wayne Alumni Center has been informed that the Rev. Don Hamm h02, former director of the physical plant/personnel, entered into his Heavenly rest on Friday, April 13. He passed away after battling cancer at his Anderson home, surrounded by his family. Don served on the campus from 1982 to 2002. The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20 at Grace Baptist Church, 432 W. 300 N, Anderson, IN. Calling will take place at 12:30 p.m. Surviving are daughters, Lisa (Hamm) Brant g86 and Susan (Hamm) Nielson g96, and his wife, Diane. Preceding him in his passing was his first wife, Rose, who passed in 1999.

Gene Hovee

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Dr. Gene Hovee, former Bible and Homiletics professor and administrator, joined his late wife, Jodi, dining hall services, in Heaven on April 3, 2018 after battling Parkinson’s disease and recently being hospitalized with pneumonia. Dr. Hovee served on the Fort Wayne Bible College (FWBC) from 1967 until 1982.

Thomas and Jenni Cannariato

Thomas Cannariato fs08 is asking for prayer for his wife, Jenni (Ritschard g10), who has been diagnosed with a mass in her brain that has been causing numbness and ringing in her right ear. Thomas and Jenni married on June 9, 2012, and then they welcomed Judah on June 15, 2017. Thomas works for Apple and Jenni works for Westside: A Jesus Church. The couple lives in Tigard, OR.

Suzanne "Sue" Belknap

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Sue Belknap, wife of former TUFW Director of Financial Aid, Chuck Belknap, passed away on September 28 after battling a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Sue had been a teacher at Fort Wayne Christian School. The Belknaps have the Charles & Suzanne Belknap Endowed Scholarship at Taylor University.

Eileen Warner (Lageer)

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EILEEN LAGEER WARNER, 93, wife of Dr. Timothy Warner, President of Fort Wayne Bible College from 1971 to 1980, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. Born in Owen Sound, Ontario Canada, Eileen was the daughter of the late Wilmot and Winnifred Lageer. Eileen lived her life for God. She was a missionary, teacher, writer and author. Service is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at Fellowship Missionary Church. Her full obituary can be found at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/fortwayne/obituary.aspx?n=eileen-lageer-warner&pid=186555452&fhid=6181

Willodean Klopfenstein (Ehresman)

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Mrs. Willodean Klopfenstein passed away August 27. She is survived by her children and grandchildren including Sandy Klopfenstein Jones g71. She and her husband were wonderful supporters of Fort Wayne Bible College. Calling and services are at Grabill Missionary Church with the service on Sept. 2. View Mrs. Klopfenstein's obiturary


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Caitlin Israel (Wilson)

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Caitlin Wilson g12 married Brian Israel in Kansas City, MO, on October 14, 2017. The Israels will live in Hastings, NE, where Caitlin works as the director of operations for a book publicity group based in Seattle and where Brian serves as a public defender for the county.


g2010

Amber Wiseman

Amber Wiseman fs10 purchased a small business named Cage Signs, Etc (https://cagesigns.com). As the sole owner, she is designing, printing, laminating, and selling cage signs for rabbits, guinea pigs, and pigeons, with hopes to expand into awards, t-shirts, coffee mugs, and more for rats, gerbils, hamsters, mice, and other small animals. Amber lives in Van Wert, OH.

Laurie Terpstra (Filson)

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Laurie Filson g10 married Jacob Terpstra on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN. The couple will continue to reside in Indianapolis.

Hilary Fleischmann

Hilary Fleischmann g10 was promoted by Benchmark Human Services in Marion, where she serves as an Employment Consultant.


g2009

Andrea Phiri (Burns)

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Andrea (Burns) g09 married Owen Phiri on December 2, 2017 in Zambia, where she has been ministering with Heart of the Bride Ministries. Andrea and Owen continue to serve in Zambia. Former TUFW Parent Cabinet President Jeff and Julie Burns, Andrea’s parents, traveled with her twin sister and her family, to attend the nuptials.

Candace Moore (Hart)

Candace (Hart g09) and Ben g11 Moore welcomed Selah Pauline Moore on April 2, 2018. She weighed 8 lbs 3 oz and was 21 in. Selah is welcomed home by sister, Elle, 4. The Moores live in New Haven, IN.

Jenna Kilty (Crum)

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Jenna (Crum g09) and Seth Kilty welcomed Norah Rose born on February 21, 2018. She weighed 8 lbs, 12 oz, and was 21 in. long. Norah’s sister Grace, 6, and brother, Samuel, 2, met her via FaceTime. Seth is the Director of Residential Business Affairs at Indiana Wesleyan University, where he has been the last four years. Jenna is now working at home with their children.

Amanda Luedeke (Heinsch)

Amanda (Heinsch) Luedeke g09 has been named vice president for MacGregor Literary. She and Tad g09 live with their son in Fort Wayne, IN.

Amanda McKinney (Branyan)

Amanda (Branyan g09) and Luke McKinney welcomed their fourth child, Silas Lee Robert, born on January 22, 2018. Silas is welcomed by siblings, Cami, 7, in May, Collin, 4, and Emmi, 2. The McKinneys live in Kokomo, IN.

Luke and Kimberly Schutt (Marshall)

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Luke g09 and Kimberly (Marshall g10) Schutt welcomed William Schutt on January 7, 2017. He was 7 lbs, 11 oz, and 20.5 in long. He joins his sister, Lillah, 3, and his grandparents, Dr. John h09 and Sharon Schutt. The Schutts live in Indianapolis.

Matt Mills

Matt g09 and Natalie (Myers g11) Mills have returned from teaching in China the past two years. Matt has started taking online classes for a Master of Divinity at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Natalie is the marketing manager for Faithlife, a company out of Bellingham, WA. She will work remotely from Chicago, where the Mills will move in the months ahead


g2008

Kent Green

The Rev. Kent Green g08 was ordained for service at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He serves as a chaplain along with Lydia (Steele) Miller g90 and Dr. Jon Swanson, former Fort Wayne campus faculty member and administrator.

Ryan Koch

Ryan g08 and Nicole Koch welcomed Caroline Kelly on October 18. She was 7.8 lbs and 20.5 in. Caroline joins Hudson, 4. The family lives in Huntertown, IN.


g2007

Yvette Weiland (Yoder)

Yvette (Yoder) Weiland g07 won the Republican 2018 primary for Adams County Council District 4 in May. She will now proceed to the General Election in November 2018. Yvette lives in Geneva, IN.

Sarah Jones (Swanson)

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Sarah (Swanson g07) and Andrew Jones welcomed their newborn son, Andrew Wayne Jones Jr., on December 19. Andrew weighed 7 lbs 4 oz and 20.75 in. long! The Jones’ live in Indianapolis, IN.

Amy Boeke (Badowski)

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Amy (Badowski g07) and Matt Boeke welcomed their second set of twin girls on April 18, 2017. Meredith Quinlyn, who was 7 lb. 2 oz., and Rachel Tamsyn, who was 6 lb. 9 oz., join four-year old twin daughters, Amelia and Heather.


g2006

Nathan Marchand

Nathan Marchand g06 is a clerk at Reboot Technology & Consulting in Fort Wayne, IN, which is co-owned by Jeff Yates g05. In addition to this work and freelancing, Nathan is in the process of going to Purdue Fort Wayne for graduate school.

Kim Esquivel (Manon)

Kim (Manon g06) and Ramon Esquivel finalized the adoptions of our two foster sons of two years: Tristan and Bentlee on January 23, 2017. The Esquivel family lives in Defiance, OH.


g2005

Andrea Osmun (Matetic)

Andrea (Matetic g05) and Keith g06 Osmun welcomed Kaden Zane on May 20. He weighed 8 lbs, 4.8 oz, and was 18 in. long.

Michael Clancy

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Michael g05 and Catherine Clancy welcomed Michael Paul Clancy, III on January 29, 2018. He weighed 6 lbs, 8 oz, and was 19 in. Michael is an associate attorney with Hilderbrand Law, PC. The Clancys live in Phoenix, AZ.

Michael Clancy

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Michael Clancy g05 married Catherine Eckland on May 6, 2017, in Phoenix, AZ. Several TUFW alums were in attendance, including Danny g04 and Ashley (Leifheit fs04) Smith, Evan g04and Stephanie (Ramsey g04) Boggs. The Clancys reside in Phoenix, where Michael is an attorney.

Heather Ensign (Howie)

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HEATHER DEANN (HOWIE) ENSIGN, 42, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, Dec. 23, 2017 at her residence. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 at Grace Point Church of the Nazarene, 8611 Mayhew Road, Fort Wayne (IN 46835) with calling one hour prior from 10 to 11 a.m. Visitation also from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 at the church. Burial will take place at Leo Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Northern Indiana Funeral Care of Fort Wayne. Visit www.northernindianafuneralcare.com

Brianna Collins (Harper)

Brianna (Harper) Collins g05 and her husband, Jarid, welcomed Zane Aaron born October 29. He was 9 lbs, 2 oz. The Collins now have three boys and live in Wesley Chapel, FL.

 

Patrick Jessup

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Patrick Jessup g05 married Jessica Yoder on September 9, 2017 at the Huber Opera House in Hicksville, OH. Patrick practices law at Yoder & Kraus, P.C. in Kendallville, IN.


g2004

Bethaney Leahy

Bethaney Leahy g04 graduated from Harrisburg Area Community College with an Associates in nursing. She now is working as a registered nurse at WellSpan Ephrata Hospital near her home in Columbia, PA.

Nancy Watta

Nancy Watta g04 is leading a Relation­ships of the Heart Conference / Workshop for men and women in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The link: https://www.relationshipswithn.wixsite.com/conferences


g2003

Bethany Sprinkle

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Bethany Sprinkle fs03 married David Hodges on October 3, 2015. They reside in Clinton, SC. The Hodges also welcomed Wade Lee on January 30, 2018. He weighed 5 lbs, 14 oz, and was 18 in. long.

Jenni Runkle (Edgar)

Jenni (Edgar g03) and Sam Runkle welcomed Vivian Rose on February 3. She was 7.5 lbs and 20 in long. Vivian joins brothers, William Alexander, 9, Joseph Franklin, 8, Eli Wayne, 7, Benjamin Clay, 5, and Matthew James, 2. The Runkles live in Hoagland, IN.


g2002

Josh and Linde Boozell

Josh g02 and Linde (Payne g02) Boozell welcomed Wyatt Emerson on November 9. He weighed 6 lb. 9 oz, and was 20 in long. Wyatt joins Syndey, 9, and Miles, 5. The Boozells live in Newark, OH.

Daniel "Bo" Holden

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Daniel “Bo” Holden g02 joined Rothberg Logan & Warsco, Fort Wayne, as an associate for the firm’s business transactions group. Bo and his wife, Ashley, and their daughter, live in Fort Wayne.

Justin Spurlock

Justin Spurlock g02 recently accepted the call by Grace Presbyterian Church in Highlands Ranch, CO to serve as their Senior Pastor beginning October 16, 2017. Justin and Sarah (Vestal g02), who owns Denver Counseling Solutions, have one son, Case.

Paul and Ashley Kellogg

Paul g02 and Ashley (Brandy g03) Kellogg adopted four-year old Frances Joy YuTang from Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China and three-year old Finton Scott KangTe from Taiyuan City, Shanxi, China in July 2015. Then, the welcomed Trixie Darlene Diane born on January 28, 2016 who weighed 9 lbs, 2oz, and was 21.5 in long. The Kellogg family moved from Fort Wayne to Columbia City in February 2017. Other children at home include Kyler (14), Gracelyn (13), Brynnan (11), Ezekiel (9), and Myra (8).


g2000

Rick Henderson

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Rick Henderson g00 received his masters, accepted a new job, and he and his wife welcomed a new baby girl, Ayriana Silver Henderson, on during the same week on May 17, 2018. She weighted 6 lbs., 11 oz., and was 18 and ¾ inches. Ayriana joins Carissa, 21, Ailsa, 13, Jaida, 10, Ayin, 8, Tymon, 5, and Skylar, 2. The Hendersons live in Woodland Park, CO.

Rick Henderson

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Rick Henderson g00 has moved with his wife and children to Woodland Park, CO to attend Charis Bible College in the evenings.

Cliff Pappe

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Cliff Pappe g00 was promoted to Major in the Army National Guard in July 2017. Serving in the 135th Chaplain Detachment, based out of Terre Haute, IN Major Pappe will deploy again in March 2018.


g1997

Gary Rowland

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The Fort Wayne Newspapers selected Gary Rowland g97 as their Sales Representative of the month for August, 2017. Gary and his wife, Kelly, and their two boys, are in the process of raising support to serve in New York City with International Project.

Mark and Tonya Hammond

Mark g97 and Tonya g2000 Hammond are stepping into a Campus Pastor role at the Sonrise Roanoke campus on 12220 Lower Huntington Rd. Mark and formerly served 10 years as the Youth Pastor at Sonrise.


g1993

Lonnie Stout

In May 2018, Lonnie Stout g93 starting working for Pathfinders in Wabash, IN, where he works in a group home assisting mentally challenged men.

Mark Hull

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Mark Hull g93 was just named the NCCAA Men’s Golf Coach of the Year for the fourth consecutive year after leading his Colorado Christian University (CCU) Men’s Golf Team to their fourth consecutive NCCAA National Championship. Mark resides with his wife, Danielle, and their daughter, Olivia Mia Grace in Lakewood, CO.


g1990

James Leichliter

James Leichliter g90 is retiring from the pastorate after serving 14 years at the First Church of God of Franklin, PA. He began serving with the Churches of God, General Conference in 1984 in Yoder, IN. After graduating from Huntington College Graduate School of Ministry in 1992, he was called to pastor in Finksburg, MD and Decatur, IL before moving to Pennsylvania


g1989

Susanna Collins (Downey)

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Susanna (Downey) Collins g89 passed away unexpectantly on December 1. She was employed as a Social Worker. After moving to Minnesota, she met her husband, Greg Collins, who still survives. Susanna and Greg have two daughters. Susanna loved Jesus, her family and mentored many people. She enjoyed running, hiking, fishing and a good cup of coffee. Here is a link to Susanna’s obituary: http://www.olsonfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Susanna-Collins/#!/Obituary.


g1986

Marilyn Millar

Marilyn Millar g86 is employed by UPMC Passavant Hospital in Pittsburgh, where she continues to work and live, and attends Cornerstone Christian Community Church. She has been employed in the hospital’s dietary department for 18 years.

Donn Dietz

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Donn Dietz g86 moved back to Fort Wayne from Virginia Beach, VA, in December 2017. He is a field service technician at Integrity One Technologies. On January 20, 2018 Donn married Susan Bannister.

Judy Dixon (Cuckler)

Judy (Cuckler) Dixon g86 has been an elementary education teacher since graduating with the exception of taking a break to have three children. After several grades at different Christian schools, Judy is now at Merritt Island Christian School, where she is the media specialist. She also has received her master’s degree in technology in education. She and her husband, George, live in Merritt Island, FL.

Tim Yazel

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After serving 42 years in pastoral ministry, the Rev. Tim g86 and Becky Yazel have been accepted as full-time missionaries with SonSet Solutions. Tim will be meeting with radio stations and churches to create partnerships. They're looking to speak at churches, Sunday school classes and Bible studies to spread the word about the ministry at SonSet Solutions, as well as to gain financial and prayer support. To contact the Yazels, go here: https://sonsetsolutions.org/staff/tim-becky-yazel/.


g1985

Allen and Rebecca Rassi (Sprow)

Allen Rassi g85 was awarded the President’s Award by the St. Marys’ Kiwanis Club for his outstanding leadership and service. Allen and his wife, Rebecca Sprow-Rassi fs85 live in St. Marys, GA

Darryl Brown

Darryl Brown g85 has a new position at Platinum Wealth Partners Inc


g1984

Carolyn Moyer (Bortz)

Carolyn (Bortz g84) Moyer and her husband Jerry have been serving with mission agency World Team as church planters in the Paris suburbs since 1997. They have two sons, who are currently completing their university studies in the US. Previously, Carolyn completed her bachelor’s degree in elementary education at Kutztown University and her master’s in biblical counseling at Biblical Seminary in Hatfield, PA. 


g1983

Jacqueline Huggins

Dr. Jacqueline Huggins g83 continues to serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators Summer Institute of Linguistics, where she has served since 1984. She lives in the Philippines.


g1981

Randall Dodge

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Dr. Randall Dodge Named President of Horizon University

Former TUFW Dean of Students Dr. Randall Dodge g81 TU has been named President of Horizon University in Indianapolis. “I am both humbled and honored to accept the position as President of Horizon University and look forward to serving with our staff and students as we are all challenged to grow in ‘Wisdom for Eternity and Leadership for Life,” Dr. Dodge shared in the news release.

Dr. Dodge served initially as the Executive Director of the Samuel Morris Scholars program that started in 1997 on the Fort Wayne campus. He later was named and served as the Dean of Students until 2009.

Upon leaving TUFW, he served as a lead administrator with Project Mercy in Fort Wayne.

Horizon University was founded in 1993 by Mike Macintosh, D.Min., D.Div. Horizon University is accredited through ABHE. The campus is located near 79th and Fall Creek Road on Indy’s Northeast side.

Allen Shaw

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Allen Shaw g81 has just published his second children’s book, entitled, Brainstorms! A Big Hole and the North Pole. The book is available on Amazon by clicking here.


g1980

Steve Harrigan

Steve Harrigan g80 just returned from five weeks in Sierra Leone to follow up on discipleship training and networks he had set up to help the local churches and leaders. From there his wife, Sheila (Hilty g82), joined him in another country (unnamed for security), where they and a team helped a Fort Wayne alumni couple for a week on their farm.

 

Skip Kite

Skip Kite g80 continues to serve children with Eternal Impact, a ministry of Fellowship International Mission, in NJ. Recently, he shared of God’s miraculous provision for a household issue and a car after he bagged his first deer, an 8-point buck—unfortunately, he had “bagged” it with his car.

Gary Bower

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Gary Bower g80 has just completed another of his 20 picture books—The ABCs of GOD, which is a beautiful way help your family discover what the God of the Bible has to say about Himself. Gary and his wife, Jan, an award-winning artist and illustrator, live in Traverse City, MI.


g1976

George Cecil

George g76 and Twane Cecil have retired after 47 years of ministry in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Florida - the last 24 years at Cornerstone Wesleyan Church in Merriam, IN where they served as pastor and school administrator. The Cecils have moved to Fort Wayne.


g1975

Jan Zinck (Shorey)

Jan (Shorey) Zinck g75 retired from nursing after 41 years at the same hospital in New England. The very next day Jan moved 750 miles away to the Lynchburg, VA area. She is looking forward to spending much more time with her daughters & five grandchildren.


g1974

Linda Masopust (Roath)

Linda (Roath) Masopust g74 has been teaching English to adult immigrants since 2007. She received her master’s degree in TESOL from Cornerstone University in 2010, and she just returned from Myanmar (Burma), where she taught English to children in a small Christian school. Linda and her husband, Bruce g72, live in Grand Rapids, MI.


g1972

Danny Boone

Danny Boone fs72, 75, died Monday, January 8, 2018. Danny was married to Sharon, who survives. He was a pastor at First Baptist Church and Faith Baptist Church, Wabash, IN, for 40 years, and worked security at Wal-Mart several years.


g1971

Virginia Wilson (Shaffer)

Virginia (Shaffer) Wilson fs71 just got another excellent report from the Cancer Treatment Center in Chicago. She and her husband, Merle, recently welcomed their 10th grandchild. The Wilsons live in Mount Pleasant, PA.


g1969

John Strubhar

Dr. John g69 and Sandy (Eicher g69) Strubhar are beginning a new interim ministry at First Baptist Church in Kingsburg, CA beginning March 1, 2018. This is their third interim since they retired from full-time ministry in 2014. John has recently written two new bible study books, In Pursuit of the Greatest Gift: What the Love Chapter Revels About Godly Living and Life Worth Living: What the True Story of Jonah Teaches Us About God and Living on His Terms that have just been released and are available on Amazon.com in both print and Kindle formats.


g1967

Chuck Yingling

Chuck Yingling g67 married Kay Brown on September 16, 2017. The Yinglings live in Urbandale, IA.


g1966

Carolyn “Sue” Eynon (Harris)

Carolyn “Sue” (Harris) Eynon g66 passed away April 9, 2018 in Indianapolis. Sue devoted her life to serving children: she worked as a kindergarten teacher for IPS Louis B. Russell Jr. School 48 for 25 years, volunteered with children’s ministries at Tabernacle Presbyterian Church, and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Jim Mortemore

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The Rev. James Mortemore g66 passed away on November 14, 2017. Before retirement, Jim served as a pastor and a custodian. Surviving is his wife of 50 years, Kay (Falb) g67. Here is a link to his obituary: http://www.thomarich.com/obituaries/James-Mortemore/#!/Obituary.


g1963

Ray Burriss

The Rev. Ray g63 and Dorothy (White g62) Burriss have been doing unique mission work, where they offer prenatal care as an effective method of evangelism. During one year they worked with 10 other nurses/educators and had 1,200 patients in 11 prenatal classes per week. Ray has also had articles published in “Disciple Magazine.” If a person would like to receive copies of his articles, please email r_burriss1808@comcast.net. The Burriss’ live in Chattanooga, TN.


g1962

Jerry Cramer

The Rev. Jerry Cramer g62 married Alana Carpenter on May 5 at Woodburn Missionary Church. Both Jerry and Alana had experienced the loss of their spouses.


g1961

Howard and Ruth Moser (Ringenberg)

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After fifty-five years of faithful ministry with World Partners, Reverend Howard g61 and Ruth g61 Moser retired on July 31, 2017. In 1962, the Moser family set off for language school in Costa Rica- then ministered in Ecuador, Spain and pastored in the US. They also have discipled many who are serving nationally and internationally.


g1960

Howard Hawkins

Howard Hawkins g60 passed away April 5, 2018. He had been a teacher for 28 years. Survivors include his daughter, Becky (Hawkins fs78) and her husband, Martin fs78 Diller. He now joins his wife, Jean, in Heaven, who passed away in 2012.


g1958

Dr. David Bicker

Dr. David g58 and Esther (Hofstetter g58) Bicker participated in the 31st Annual David C. Bicker Communication IMPACT Conference, which was named in David’s honor, at Azusa Pacific University, where he had served as a professor before retirement. The Bickers live in Blue Ridge, GA.

Darline Strader (Haller)

Darline Strader g58 passed away in San Antonio, TX Sunday, September 10 after battling ALS. She is survived by her husband TA Strader g60 who cared for her. She had been a teacher and children’s director in their church.


g1957

R. Vernon Babcock

The Rev. R. Vernon Babcock g57 of Cincinnati, OH passed away on February 2, 2018.Vernon graduated from Evangelical Theological Seminary, Naperville, IL after graduation FWBC and serving a stint in the U.S.Army. He served as a pastor in the Evangelical United Brethren Church and the United Methodist Church for 45 years.

He is survived by his wife, Janet (Wiens) Babcock fs59 and son, Chris, and dauthers, Verna and Cindy
and six grandchildren.. Click here to view his obituary.

Gaius Steiner

Dr. Gaius Steiner g57 passed away on October 14 in Hacienda Heights, CA. Gaius was a clinical psychologist for over 42 years. Surviving is his wife, Melva (Rousselle) Steiner g57.


g1953

Lorene Stout (Nantz)

Lorene (Nantz) Stout g53 passed away on February 15, 2018. Surviving is her son, Dr. David g60 and Betty (Donaghue g59) Stout

John Imler

John Imler fs54 passed away in his home in Citrus Heights, CA, on December 5, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Ruth (Gerig g53). John had authored a book entitled, Never Too Late: A Prodigal Pastor Returns, which is available on Amazon.com.


g1952

Clara (Bilbrey g52) Reynolds (Bilbrey)

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Clara (Bilbrey g52) Reynolds published her second book on Amazon, Just One Hill, about her mother’s missionary experience in Sierra Leone. Her mother, Edna Bilbrey, attended FWBC for one semester in 1929. Clara’s first book, The Reynolds Wrap, is a self-published memoir of her life with husband Edison Reynolds g50, including their marriage, time at FWBC, and ministry together. Two of their children attended FWBC (Timothy Reynolds g74 and David Reynolds g73), and four of their grandchildren attended TUFW, including Kari Reynolds g99, Jeremy Reynolds g01, and Maria (Reynolds g97) Weir.


g1951

Ron Hodgin

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Ron Hodgin g61, 83, entered into eternity to meet his Savior on December 17, 2017 after a sudden illness. Ron and his surviving wife of 59 years, Mary Lee (Popps g54)dedicated their lives to missionary service for 25 years in Sierra Leone, West Africa. He also served as the principal at Sarasota Christian School, Sarasota, FL later in life.Click here for his obituary.

 

Virgil Bixler

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The Rev. Virgil Bixler g51 passed away November 20. Surviving are his wife, Leona (Reibling) fs49, and his daughters, Sheryl (Bixler fs72) and son-in-law, the Rev. Tim Steiner g74, and Joy (Bixler g77) and son-in-law, Rex Forbes g77.

Arlene Williams (Mitchell)

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Arlene (Mitchell) Williams fs51, 87, went home to be with the Lord on September 23, 2017. She was the daughter of the late registrar, Harvey Mitchell, and the twin sister of Ardice “Ardie” Bailor fs51, who also proceeded her in death. Her husband, Ernest Williams still survives.


g1947

Amy Burley (Leightner)

Amy (Leightner) Burley g47, 92, went home to be with the Lord on August 8, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Robert Burley g52, who lives in North Manchester, IN.

Charles Joder

Charles Joder fs47, 91, passed away on September 27 in Fort Wayne. He had spent 14 years with his family serving in French West Africa before working for Dana for 39 years. His wife, Mildred Pauline (McMichael fs47) who he met at Fort Wayne Bible Institute, preceded him in death.


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Mary Poser (Heyworth)

Mary (Heyworth) Poser fs42 passed away on April 5, 2017. She served for 42 years in C&MA ministry alongside her husband, Rev. Victor g43, who preceded her in death on August 15, 2009.


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Helen Lucks

Helen Lucks g38, 101, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 9, 2017. Helen served with the Sudan Interior Mission (SIM) for 32 years in Nigeria, where she led Bible classes for children and did bookkeeping and secretarial work. She retired in December of 1977.

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