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Jack Keller

Jack Keller fs65 passed away after a long illness. More information will follow closely.


g2009

Nicole and Brock Treesh (Wentworth)

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Nicole (Wentworth g09) and Brock Treesh welcomed Calliope Ann on February 27, 2019. Calliope weighed 7 lbs. 6.8 oz. and was 20 in. long. The Treeshes live in Kendallville, IN.


g2007

Charrell () Stevens g07 (Williams)

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Charrell (Williams) Stevens g07 was nominated as Distinguished Staff of the Year (District) in her role as Secretary of Student Services at Elkhart Community Schools. Charrell and her husband, Justin, have twin daughters and reside in Goshen, IN.


g2006

Traci Koenig (Bakie)

Traci (Bakle) Koenig g06 is the teen program administrator at Hands of Hope Pregnancy Services in Paulding, OH.


g2005

Beth and Matt Overman (Armstrong)

Beth (Armstrong) g05 and Matt Overman welcomed Evelyn Leigh on March 7, 2019. Evelyn weighed 6 lbs. 13 oz. and was 19 in. long. She joins brothers Patrick, 8, Charlie, 5, and Markus, 2.

Patrick and Jessica Jessup (Yoder)

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Patrick g05 and Jessica Jessup welcomed their first child, Dietrich Lawrence, on January 6, 2019. The Jessups live in Spencerville, IN.


g2003

Brooke and Jeff Hartman (Wilson)

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Brooke (Wilson g03) and Jeff Hartman welcomed twins, Hanalei Brooke and Maya Katherine, on March 11, 2019. They join older sister Havana, 2. The Hartmans live in Madison, WI.

Tauna and Tremayne Batiste (Harrell)

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Tauna (Harrell g03) and Tremayne Batiste welcomed Andrew Christopher on February 5, 2019. Andrew weighed 9 lbs., 3 oz. and was 21 in. long, and joins Alex, 4. Tauna is Executive Director for the National Hemophilia Foundation/Central Ohio Chapter. The Batistes live in Reynoldsburg, OH.


g1991

Lori Wilson-Snyder (Wilson)

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Lori Wilson-Snyder g91 started a new position with Ambassador Enterprises, a private equity company in Fort Wayne that helps build companies and leaders that seek to impact communities in northeast Indiana and beyond.


g1985

Bob Herman

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Bob Herman g85 started a new position with The Rescue Mission in Fort Wayne as pastor of outreach and discipleship. In this role, he pastors and disciples men from the LifeHouse, which provides immediate relief for those experiencing hunger and homelessness.

Lori Wilka

While not much information is known, we learned last night that Lori Wilka g85, has unexpectantly passed away while at a job training event in Orlando, FL. Please pray for her family and friends. She was a National Service Officer at Military Order of the Purple Heart and lived in North Little Rock, AR.


g1982

Kayleen Reusser

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Kayleen Reusser fs82 published her 16th children’s book, a biography of Meghan Markle, in January 2019. Her book is available on Amazon.


g1973

Eunice Oser (Keifer)

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Eunice (Keifer g73) Oser, 70, was embraced by Jesus on February 25, 2019 after a battle with illness. Eunice was a kindergarten teacher for many years with First Christian Union Preschool and Kindergarten. She was a faithful member of Westview Alliance Church in Fort Wayne, where she served in the children’s ministry, taught Sunday school, and worked as a custodian. Eunice is survived by her husband, Rev. Randy Oser g77; daughter, Jana (Yearling g09) Pharr; and three step-children. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2 at Westview Alliance Church in Fort Wayne.


g1967

Pat Welty g67 (Mayo)

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Pat (Mayo) Welty g67, 75, received her eternal reward on March 7, 2019. Pat loved her family and enjoyed playing games and spending time with her husband, kids, and grandkids. Pat worked as a bank teller before attending Fort Wayne Bible College, and then taught third grade in Zion, IL for two years before becoming a full-time mom and homemaker. She then worked at Mount Paran Christian School in the finance department and taught preschool. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, James g66.

Tom Norquist

Tom Norquist fs67, 70, passed away on January 18, 2019 in Burlington, WI. He had taught special education at schools in the northern suburbs of Chicago for close to 30 years, and coached volleyball and wrestling. He was a longtime member of Bethel Church and actively served there in many roles. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Kathleen; three children; and six grandchildren.


g1961

Mary Jane Richardson g61 (Wolfe)

Mary Jane (Wolfe) Richardson g61, 79, passed away on February 24, 2019. Mary Jane served at the Salem Children’s Home in Flanagan, IL for 20 years and taught elementary school in Jacksonville, FL for 15 years. She was a foster parent as well as an active member of Calvary Evangelical Church in Van Wert, OH. Mary Jane is survived by her husband, the Rev. John Richardson g59; three children; three step-children; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.


g1951

Donna Cottrell

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Donna Cottrell g51, 77, passed away on February 13, 2019 in Columbus, IN. Donna served as a missionary to Ethiopia and worked at the SIM USA office in North Carolina. She was a member of Wilson Chapel in Elizabethtown, IN and Sudan Interior Mission. Two of her favorite things were flowers and cats. Donna is survived by her sister, four nieces, and many great- and great-great nieces and nephews.

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