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pierceneil

Pierce, Neil V

McCutchanville, IN

D. 2/21/1978

Native of Brazil, IN. Retired 1970, Nut Club member, McCutchanville home placed on National Register of Historic Places in 1977

chastain

Chastain, Dellas Ray

Arlington National Cemetery, VA

D. 8/16/2008

WWII veteran

Retired 1992. Was a master craftsman, had worked as industrial arts teacher, guidance counselor, asst principal & principal of Reitz High School

epperson

Epperson, Charles

Walnut Hill Cem.

D. 11/10/1970

Native of Fort Branch. Came to Evansville in 1943 as teacher in Washington Elementary;Went to Reitz in 1945. Served as senior counselor for 12 years. Member of the Reed Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Hadi Shrine. Past master of Fort Branch Masonic Lodge

rossow

Rossow, Marlis

  

D. 11/11/1985

Former Home Ec teacher at North and counselor at Reitz. Member Phi Kappa Sorority; past PTA president;Chairman of Book Review Section of the Am. Assn of Univ. Women

jones

Jones, Raymond

  

D.

jessee

Jessee, Gerald

  

  

oliver

Oliver, Lillian

  

  

LANGUAGE ARTS

badenoch

Badenoch, Alice

Columbus NC

  

beck

Beck, Barbara

Evansville, IN

  

English and German

boyles

Boyles, Mary

  

D.

buechler

Buechler, Harriet

  

D. 2/18/1993

member of retired teachers assocn, grad of Oakland City College; Masters from IU

fay

Fay, James

Evansville, IN

  

fritz

Fritz, Connie (Vernon)

Evansville, IN

  

happe

Happe, Norman

  

  

kinnaird  kattauevanow

Kinnaird-Kattau, Eva

Evansville, IN

Eva Kinnaird Kattau, 74, of Evansville, Indiana, went to be with the LORD on January 21, 2015. She was the daughter of the late E.W. Kinnaird and Eva Kinnaird. She was born on November 10, 1940 in Adairville, Kentucky.   
Eva graduated from North High School in 1958 and received her BA in education from University of Evansville in 1958. For 38 years she taught at Reitz High School as a beloved English and drama teacher. In 2000, she retired from teaching at Reitz. For the last two years she taught the Intensive English Program at University of Southern Indiana. Eva never really retired as her teaching and theater career was a passion and calling that she continued to live out.
Eva never had children of her own, but had thousands to whom she was not only a drama coach and English teacher, but also a mother. To quote one of her students, Kathy Jones, "Eva always had a smile for you, and if you needed a shoulder to cry on and a hug to make your day better, she would do that too. I have always called her mom, because when my mom could not be at school to guide me, Ms. Kattau would always be the one waiting to help when I went to her. She gave more love and had more compassion for her work and students than any teacher I know. I will miss her more than I can ever describe right now. I know that she is in a better place than we are, and I hope the stage lights are shining bright on her as she takes the stage in heaven."   
She attended Christian Fellowship Church and was a devoted sister to Ann Ritz and Danny Kinnaird, and to their spouses Al Ritz and Donna Kinnaird. She was an amazing aunt to Brian Ritz, Betsy Hendricks, Holly Korby, Annie Williams, Johnny Kinnaird, Tyler Kinnaird, and their families.
Friends may visit   3:00 PM until 8:00 PM Friday, January 23, 2015   at Alexander North Chapel. A time to reminisce and celebrate Eva's life will begin at   7 PM. Funeral services will be   10:30 AM Saturday, January 24, 2015   at Christian Fellowship Church, 4100 Millersburg Road, Evansville, IN.   
Memorial contributions may be made to the   Vanderburgh Humane Society, 400 Millner Industrial Drive, Evansville, IN 47710. Condolences may be made online at   www.AlexanderNorthChapel.com.

  

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kirkman

Kirkman, Pat

Ocala, FL

English and Spanish

lyles

Lyles, Carl

  

D. 12/12/2005

First African American Elected To Vand.County School Board, Member American Legion  

minton mintondianemeiers

Minton, Diane (Meier)

Evansville, IN

demeier@aol.com

miller

Miller, Dorothy

FL

  

mis

Mis, Melody

Evansville IN

  

norrick norrickrosemarieurash

Norrick, Rosemarie (Vrash)

Evansville, IN

  

shreiber

Schreiber, Claudia

Locust Hill Cemetery

D. 2/14/2009

Attended Vanderbilt Univ. Graduate of Univ of E'ville, earning her Master's. Had taught at Barrett Jr. High-Henderson, KY, Central High School & English at Lockyear Business College. Was actively involved with the Philharmonic Guild & Junior League.. Was actively involved with the Philharmonic Guild & Junior League.

welker

Welker, Gladys

  

D. 7/9/1984

  

  

williams

Williams, Jack

Evansville, IN

D.

SOCIAL STUDIES

adams

Adams, Ruth

  

D. 7/25/2003

Touched lives with her love of learning and teaching, Served on Evansville Redevelopment Commission, traveled to Europe, Soviet Union and Japan, Member of Evansville Teachers Assoc.

asbury

Asbury, William

Evansville, IN

  

calhoun

Calhoun, Charles

  

D.

luerssen

Luerrsen, Henry

  

D. 11/12/1974

Henry Luerrsen, 57, whose history classes at Reitz were noted for their freewheeling discussions, died at Welborn Baptist Hospital.

A teacher for 34 years, he believed that students should be free to express themselves openly and preferred a relaxed   classroom atmosphere with easy exchanges of views on both history and current events.

“He was a dedicated teacher,” said Reitz ass™t principal   Donald Hartig. He was well liked by the student body.

A former student commented “All the kidsthought he was fantastic. He was an open liberal type guy willing to listen. He really enjoyed teaching”

Luerrsen had two main hobbies, stamp collecting which he enjoyed for most of his life and fishing which intersted him only a few years ago.

He had been the treasurer of the Evansville stamp Club for many years.He specialized in German stamps, possessing an extensive collection.

A few years ago he and his wife Margaret bought a mobile home. Nearly every weekend they could, they would drive to a fishing site, camping out and fishing together.

AWWII Air Force beteran, he was a retired lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve.

He was a graduate of Evansville University and had a Masters from

newton

Newton, Charles

Evansville, IN

D. 2/24/1993

Funkhouser American Legion, grad of Central, Normal College Danville, IL and Masters in Economics from University of Illinois, Masters in Teaching from IU

savage

Savage, Nina (McIntosh)

Evansville, IN

  

steurer steurerlindawinchall

Steurer, Linda (Winchell)

Indianapolis, IN

jrwnchll@aol.com

strickland stricklandruby

Strickland, Ruby

  

D. 6/23/1987.

Grad of ISU, U. Michigan; Council of Sagamores of Wabash Award 1987. Willed $300K to Evansville Museum created Ruby Strickland Chair

MATH

albin albinlonnie

Albin, Lonnie

Evansville, IN

  d. 6/4/2015

couts

Couts, Cecil

  

D. 12/2/1984

Retired Reitz 1968, math teacher, basketball coach, 13 years as athletic manager

heilman heilmannow

Heilman, Charles

Evansville, IN

  

hoge

Hoge, James

OR

  

mitchell

Mitchell, Susan

  

  

schoonover

Schoonover, Eugene

Albright Cemetery

D. 9/20/2009

Teacher at Reitz High School 30 yrs retired 1981

Graduate of Mackey, In. HS.Had MS Degree from IU and grad Cum Laude from UE. He Taught Math and Science.

wegner

Wegner, Ida Gertrude

Memorial Park

D. 11/14/2002

Teacher at Reitz High School 23 yrsPast Pres of UMWomen.Undergrad work at Ky Wesleyan College.Masters from UE.Local and State Retired Teachers .traveled extensively and loved sewing,crafts and gardening.

  

INDUSTRIAL ARTS

anderson

Anderson, Thomas

Evansville, IN

  

essex

Essex, Edward

Wadesville, IN

d. 9/3/2014

He was born May 12, 1936 in Lebanon, IN. He was a member of Crossroads Christian Church where he was a member of the choir. He grad from Lebanon HS in 1954 & from IN State Teachers College (ISU) in 1958. He taught Industrial Arts  t Lebanon HS & FJ Reitz HS. They learned his sense of humor, love & compassion. Ed's hobbies helped him continue teaching history. He was a Civil War & WWII living historian. It was a family affair also. Ed was a Cub Master & Scout Troop leader.

  

iddings

Iddings, Todd

Marion, KY

  

unfried

Unfried, Hubert

  

D. 11/21/1991

WWII, Korean War Veteran

wittmer whitmer.wilburcrop

Wittmer, Wilmer

St. Phillips, IN

  

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

barnett barnettlater

Barnett, James

  

D. Oct. 1982

Class sponsor of the class of 1955

  

beeler beelerbrenda

Beeler, Brenda

Evansville, IN

bgbeeler@att.net

byers

Byers, Herman

Evansville, IN

D. 2/22/1993

http://www.reitzfootball.com/headcoach.php?headcoach=hermanbyers

henry henrydonnow

Henry, Donald

Alexander Memorial Park, Evansville, IN

  D. 10/31/2001

Member of SIAC, city championship team of 1950

johnson

Johnson, Pat

New Harmony, IN

  

owenlouise owenlouisenow

Owen, Louise

Evansville, IN

  

schaeffer schaeffernow

Schaeffer, James

  

D.

trott

Trott, William

  

D. 4/23/1991

wheaton

Wheaton, Susan (Radovich)

  

  

SCIENCE

bratt brattjames

Bratt, James

Evansville, IN

Active member of R Men™s club

gorrell

Gorrell, Lois

  

D. 8/7/2009

She retired in 1986 and tutored at Patchwork Central.Avid bird watcher & world traveler.Member Wesselman Park Nature Soc. and Audubon Soc.Supporter of Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.Member of Three Arts Club

huber

Huber, Jack

Evansville, IN

D. 1/16/1990

Taught since 1958; grad of UE and IU; WWII Vet.

lyons lyonslarry

Lyons, Larry

Evansville

D. 2/12/1989

Reitz Athletic director inducted into wrestling hall of fame

weatherholt

Weatherholt, Frank

Evansville, IN

  

BUSINESS

bennett

Bennett, James F.

  

D. 1/6/1979

IU grad, 27 years at Reitz, Franklin Life Ins. associate

capps

Capps, Virginia

  

D.

cheek

Cheek, Delpha

St. Phillips, IN

  

dean

Dean, Alma

Evansville, IN

D. 3/26/1972

Head of the business Department, 20 years at Reitz

freudenberger

Freudenberger, Henry

  

D. 8/30/1985

Taught at Reitz 37 years, member Retired Teachers Association

kraemer

Kramer, Madeline

  

  

marlin

Marlin, Edward

Evansville, IN

  

tyree

Tyree, Virignia

  

D.

webber webbernow

Webber, Lloyd

Evansville, IN

Actively involved in Reitz athletics especially girls volleyball and basketball and track and field

HOME ECONOMICS

fleming

Fleming, Irene

  

  

shaffer

Shaffer, Wilma

Coeur D™Alene, ID

  

LIBRARY

guill

Guill, Anna

  

D. 2/23/1997

School librarian. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIV WOMEN MASTERS AND BACHELORS DEGREES FROM IU

MUSIC and ART

hart

Hart, Harry

  

D. 12/9/1981

Retired from Reitz in 1971. the “Music Man”   taught in high school since 1929. Came from Robinson Il.

wiehe

Wiehe, Gilbert

Jasonville, IN

D. 9/22/03

Choir teacher 25 years at Reitz. US Marine Cpt. served in WWII, Iwo Jima, MA Northwestern Univ.

hickrod hickrodbill

Hickrod, William

Evansville, IN

  

NURSE and SECRETARIES

land

Land, Natalie

  

d. 1-24-82

Retired 1971 after a long career as school nurse at Reitz then North

Director of Nurses Red Cross during WWII

temme

Temme, Dorothy

  

D. 2/10/1999

Secretary for principal at Reitz high School.Retired 1974

Owls,Evv Educational secretaries Association,Lloyd Sr Citizens

watson

Watson, Lenore

  

D.5/3/1997

Secretary to Assistant Principal and   Dean of Girls at R until 1986

downey downeyfrances

Downey, Frances

Evansville, IN

  

andersonsec

Geier, Sandra

Evansville, IN

  

geier

Wampler, Sandra (Anderson)

  

  

johnsonsec

Johnson, Joyce

  

  

NOT PICTURED

  

Blemker

  

  

bowman

Bowman, Orin

Oak Hill Cemetery

D. 5/24/2007

WWII Pacific theatre Army

Born 3/5/1914 in Odon IN to Ira & Pearl Bowman Charter member and first deacon in his church BS degree in agriculture & science at Purdue also taught science at North Posey High taught Veterans agriculture methods  

  

Copeland

  

  

eberhardt

Eberhard

  

  

getz

Getz, Alice

  

D. 5/9/1989

Retired 1972 from Home Econ. Dept Life member of Pi Beta Phi, retired teachers association and the DAV

  

Grayson, William

  

D. 4/7/2002

Teacher for 27 years 25 years at Ellis Park; member Ind Teachers Assc; railroad historian, Vand. Cty historical Society

harmon

Harmon

  

  

  

Hawes, Melinda

  

  

  

Hubbard, John C.

  

D. 12/31/1990

retired science teacher. Graduate of Western Kentucky University

  

Hunter

  

  

king

King

  

  

kruegersimon

Krueger, Simon

Spurgeon IN

D. 10/15/1994

Simon Krueger came to the Reitz biology department in September, 1939, from Daniel Wertz. Mr. Krueger was in charge of the lockers. Mr. Krueger was married and has two children

mooney

Mooney, Aurelia

  

  

  

Moore, William

  

  

padgettrobertnow

Padgett, Robert

Alexander Memorial Park

Robert 'Bob' Padgett
Evansville, Ind.
Robert "Bob" Padgett, 75, of Evansville, passed away Friday, March 9, 2012, at VNA Charlier Hospice Center. He was born February 4, 1937, in Sturgis, Ky.
He graduated from Bosse High School and later from  Indiana University, with both a bachelor's and master's. Bob served as the Reitz High School Head Football Coach from 1969 to 1977, and led his 1971 team to the State Football Championship. While he was coaching, his teams never lost two games in a row during the regular season, and the 1975, 1976 and 1977 teams were undefeated. He was inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 1987. After he left Reitz High School he became the Manager and Owner of Art's Glass Service. Bob was also interested in the welfare of Evansville's public schools and enjoyed his years of service on the EVSC School Board. He was a member of Christian Fellowship Church.

salmon

Salmon, Wayne

  

  

walling

Wailing

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

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