Jack All Was 89

Posted: September 18, 2016 in Uncategorized

Courtesy of Terre Haute Tribune-Star

jackallJack R. All, 89, of Terre Haute passed away Saturday evening, September 17, 2016 in Union Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was transportation manager for Wabash Fibre Box Company for over 40 years. Jack was born April 6, 1927 in West Terre Haute to Harry All and Lila Bennett All.

Survivors include his loving wife of 68 years, Flo Shiflet All; four children, Bob All and his wife, Melodie, of Terre Haute, John All of San Mateo, CA,, Jeff All and his wife, Ellen, of Spencertown, NY and Ralph All and his wife, Debbie, of Bloomington, IN; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Bonfer and her husband, Gene, of Terre Haute. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Jason All, Joshua All, Jeremy All, Nicholas All, Jared All, Casey Redenbarger and her husband, Mark, and Jesse All; one great-grandchild, Madi; a niece, Rona Notter and her husband, Larry, and a nephew, John Esperson and his wife, Danni. In addition to his parents, Jack was also preceded in death by two sisters, June Rosebrock and Mary Ellen Esperson.

Jack was a graduate of Valley High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University. Anxious to serve his country during World War II, Jack sought parental consent to join the U.S. Navy early at the age of 17. He was a long-time member of Memorial United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in Memorial United Methodist Church, 2701 Poplar Street, with Reverend Scott Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park with Military Graveside Honors provided by VFW Post #972. Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 20th from 4:00-7:00 P.M. in the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 South 25th Street. The family kindly requests that memorial contributions may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 9075 North Meridian St., Suite 150, Indianapolis, IN 46260, Memorial United Methodist Church, 2701 Poplar Street, Terre Haute, IN 47803 or to the charity of your choice. Funeral information may also be found at: http://www.callahanandhughes.com

From the Terre Haute Tribune-Star

James Howard Schroeder, 92, of Terre Haute passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Meadows Manor East. He was born April 13, 1923 in Monroe, Michigan to George and Katherine (Kuns) Schroeder.
Survivors include his loving wife, Virginia Cousino Schroeder; three daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie & Steve Gosnell of Evansville, IN, Nancy & Richard Maldonado of Fishers, IN and Cindy & Rob Finn of Ft. Wayne, IN; grandchildren, James (Danielle) Gosnell, Tim (Emily) Gosnell, Kyle (Brenna) Finn, Taylor Finn, Spencer Maldonado and Morgan Maldonado; and great-grandchildren, Braelyn & Rosaline Finn, and Gershom Gosnell. Also surviving are 2 sisters-in-law, Lillian Schroeder of Monroe, MI and Mary Cousino Morrin of Oregon, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Higgs Berning and a brother, Louis Schroeder.
Jim was raised on a farm in Monroe the youngest of 3 children. His father passed away when Jim was 13 years old. He was a 1940 graduate of Monroe High School and served in the United States Army from 1943 -1945. While in the Army, he was stationed in the Pacific Theater of operations for 23 months. After the war, Jim continued his education graduating from the University of Toledo in 1950 with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering.
Their romance began when Jim drove Virginia Cousino home from a party, leading to 68 devoted years of marriage.
Jim’s working career as a young man began delivering block ice. He worked for Ford Motor Co.- Monroe Plant and for River Raisin Paper Co. In 1960, Jim and Virginia moved to Indiana where Jim worked for 28 years for Weston Paper and Wabash Fibre Box retiring in 1988 as a production manager.
His memberships include St. Benedict Catholic Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2153, American Legion Post #104, Sycamore Country Club and Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks lodges in Terre Haute, Florida and Monroe, MI where he was a Past Exulted Ruler. Jim’s passions were Michigan sports especially University of Michigan football, black walnut ice cream and looked forward to being a yearly “snow-bird”. It was his priority in having a well manicured yard. He always found time to be a friend to the friendless. Being the father of 3 daughters, Jim looked forward to welcoming his 3 sons-in-law into the family. He found great enjoyment in encouraging and guiding his 6 grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:05 P.M. Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in St. Benedict Church, 111 South 9th Street, with Father Martin Day officiating. Visitation is scheduled for Monday, March 28th from 4:00-8:00 P.M. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 P.M. in Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 South 25th Street. Burial will take place at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 30th in Roselawn Memorial Cemetery in LaSalle, Michigan. The family kindly requests that memorial contributions may be made to St. Benedict Church or to St. Benedict Soup Kitchen, both located at 111 South 9th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807. Funeral information may also be found at:
http://www.callahanandhughes.com.
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Just A Quick Note

Posted: July 6, 2015 in Uncategorized

Just thought I’d pass this news along to anyone who’s interested…

Amazon is doing a promotion on my little e-book for the next couple of days. You can get it completely FREE – no strings attached.

Has now expired — sorry.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZDXGKRG

Remember, it’s a limited time offer.🙂

Something A Little Different

Posted: June 14, 2015 in Uncategorized

As Ruth Itamura said in her nice comment a while back, sometimes it’s good to have happy news for a change. Today, we have another happy post — that’s two in a row — and it’s something a little different.

mm6I’ve published an e-book! Of course, it’s not that tough to do these days but I’m sort of happy with it anyway. Some of you might remember that I’ve been maintaining another blog, the Geezer Music Club, for quite a while — nine years to be exact — and I decided a while back that all the nostalgia and personal memories I’ve written about over that period might form the basis for a book, so that’s what I’ve done.

Even though the title is Memories & Music because that’s what my blog has been about, I’ve edited and revised most of the music stuff out (except for the fun parts) and have pretty much distilled it down to a nostalgic look at life in middle America during the second half of the twentieth century.

So that’s what I’ve been doing with myself lately. If you’re curious, you can take a look at it by either clicking on the title above or the cover of the book.

(Oh, and that’s me and my parents on the cover.)🙂

Steve

Ron Hanks At The FINAL FOUR

Posted: April 4, 2015 in Uncategorized

(I thought I’d post this picture and note from Ron Hanks, who had the opportunity to make an appearance at the site of the Final Four.)

. . . showing me on a ladder at Lucas Oil Stadium cutting down a net. It was a little over 60 years ago (December 1954) that I starred (although I didn’t make a single slam dunk) in my last game with an Air Force basketball team and I’m only now getting to cut down a net!

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Sept. 10, 1928 — Feb. 11, 2015
Joseph J. Lugar, 86, of Terre Haute, passed away Feb. 11, 2015. He was born Sept. 10, 1928, to James T. and Madeline (Paul ) Lugar, and they have preceded him in death, as well as his brother James T. Lugar. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jean (Curts) Lugar, on June 12, 2008. Joe and Barbara were married March 23, 1952, and celebrated 56 years together. Joe considered her to be the ideal wife and perfect mate.

He is survived by his children, Joseph J. Lugar Jr. (Robyn), and Paula Lugar McCardle (John Volpert); a son-in-law, Grand McCardle; his grandchildren: Mattheu Lugar (Andrea), Jordan Lugar Fox (Steve), Katie Lugar, Khris McCardle (Nikki), Grand McCardle II (Chrissy), and Clark McCardle; and his great-grandchildren: Hayden and Chloe Lugar, Lucy Hudson, Foster McCardle, Jack and Jillian McCardle.

Joe graduated from Ball State University with a degree in chemistry. He used that degree throughout his career, starting at Delco-Remy in Anderson, Ind. In 1954, the family moved to Weston Paper in St. Marys, Ohio, starting in the chemistry lab and progressing to plant superintendent. In 1970, the family moved to Weston/International Paper in Terre Haute, where he also worked as plant superintendent. He was in charge of water/waste treatment control and paper quality control. Upon retiring, he returned to work at the plant and enjoyed every minute. He eventually retired at the age of 70.

He was a Cubmaster for Cub Scouts in Saint Mary’s, and was very active in the Methodist Church, as Sunday School Superintendent and president of the West Elementary School PTA. In Terre Haute, he and Barbara were active in Bible studies, often holding them at their home. They were active members of the United Methodist Temple.

Joe’s hobbies included fishing, crossword puzzles, and eating at Bob Eva’s restaurant. The family often enjoyed celebrations of birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmas. Funeral services are Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at United Methodist Temple, 5301 S. US 41, in Terre Haute. Visitation is 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial in Roselawn Memorial Park. If friends so desire, the family has suggested that memorial contributions can be made to the United Methodist Temple. Online condolences can offered at:
http://www.debaunfuneralhomes.com.

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Ronald R. “Hoghead” Milner, age 72, of Terre Haute, passed away on February 6, 2015 in Union Hospital. He was born in Terre Haute on May 25, 1942 to Russell Ray Milner and Erma Emory Milner. He was employed for forty years with Wabash Fiber Box as a maintenance Mechanic and then became a stationary boiler engineer. He is survived by his loving wife, Patty Hummel Milner of Terre Haute.
Other survivors include three sons, David Milner, Brad Milner and his wife Sheila and Noel Milner and his wife Joyce all of Terre Haute; a daughter, Jennifer Kelley and her husband Keith of Terre Haute; eight grandchildren; and three great grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Ginny Hummel of Terre Haute. Ron was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fred and Selvia Milner; and Ralph and Marie Emory; his parents; two brothers, Danny and Kenny Milner; and a father-in-law, Slug Hummel.
Ron was a graduate of Gerstmeyer High School and served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 104 and was Past Commander of Sons of The American Legion. He loved football and spot shooting with his little buddy, Aaron. He also loved woodworking and made the ramps and stairs at the apartment complex. Ron also loved his mother-in-law’s apple pies.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 11, 2015 in Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 S. 25th Street with Reverend Wendell Kirkman officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is scheduled from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 10, 2015 in the funeral home. Funeral information may also be found at:
http://www.callahanandhughes.com