Short biographical sketches were requested of all graduates earlier this year (2003). Those sketches have been made into a directory were available at the reunion on Saturday, June 21.
JUNE GRADUATES-Akes through Caplan
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AKES, Annette Lea 7390 Southview Drive, Des Moines, IA 50315-6655
(515) 285-3130
Married Name:Wright
Spouse's Name:Divorced
Email address:[email protected]
WOW, it's hard to believe we have been out of school 50 years and while it looks like I've been at a stand still, I can guarantee you that is not true. Since retirement two years ago, I've had the opportunity to do some traveling, and spend more time working on my watercolor painting, I love being a bleacher grandma (grandkids involved in sports, scouts, horses, and music), volunteering for the Des Moines Art Center, Iowa State Fair Fine Arts Department, Planned Parenthood Book Sale, Festival of Trees, my church and on occasion, working for the Des Moines Schools, but only if it fits my schedule.
I enjoy the two organizations I belong to; taking long walks on sunny days; bowling in two leagues and still not ready to turn pro; reading a good book; and being with my family and friends.
I am very fortunate that my two children Laura and Brian and their families live in the Des Moines area. Laura, her husband Dave, grandchildren Tyler and Nicole reside on the south side and Brian, his wife Hilary, grandchildren Adam, Ben and Nathan reside in West Des Moines-- a little school rivalry there. I need to be very careful as to what shirt I wear and when!
All in all, God has been very good to me and my family, and we are very thankful.
2013 Reunion Questionnaire Input:
Occupation:
Secretary, Des Moines Public Schools for 34 years. Sears for 19 years parttime.
Fondest Memories of High School:
Drake Relays, football games, and Reed's afterwards, Park Lane Drive-in amd Millie's, ice skating at Witmer Park and, of course, the Jewish Community Center..
Comments (since graduation):
Sixty years...where do I begin? I have not won the lottery in terms of money, but I am already a "Millionaire" in terms of family and friends. Manage to find time to do outside activities; volunteering, belong to a couple of nonprofit organizations, church, and continue to work with DMPS and Drake with the Academic Decathlon, and, like most of us, very involved with activities of family. I also belong to two senior bowling leagues. This year our Friday team took first place in City! I still have not been asked to join the "Pro's"...their loss! My family; daughter, son-in law, and son, five grandchildren, and four great grandchildren are located most within a 20-25 minute drive. Retired in 2000 and I have traveled some, mostly in the US and Mexico. My best to all. I can't attend the reunion, but will be there in spirit! Our family has their annual lake outing that weekend.
Most significant happening in my life?
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ANDERSON, Mary Lou929 Oakland Hills Drive, Fairview, TX 75069
(972) 363-0008
Married Name:Young
Spouse's Name:Wayne H.
Email address:[email protected]
I married Wayne Young, an East High graduate, in 1955. We lived in Ankeny from 1967 to 1980, raising a daughter and four sons. In 1980 we were transferred to Cedar Rapids. After living there for 22 years, we moved to Urbandale in January 2002 to manage our family-owned restaurant, "Derbies", in Ankeny, which we opened in October 1998. We both keep very busy. We have been blessed with three grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Now living in Texas. 04/04/09
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Occupation:
Fondest Memories of High School:
The football games and having ice cream at Reeds after the game, Park Lane Drive-in. Being in Homeroom 311 with Annette Akes for three years. All of the good friends I met. .
Comments (since graduation):
Meeting Wayne and marrying in 1955. Having a daughter and four sons. Living in Ankeny for 13 years, then to Cedar Rapids for 22 years, back to Urbandale for 3 years, and now in Fairview, TX for 8 years. I've enjoyed a good life!
Most significant happening in my life?
So many good memories. Wayne and I went to Rome and the Holy Land in 2000, a trip of a lifetime I'll always remember.
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ANDREWS, Pat Marie
(moved?)
100 West Harvey Drive, McAllen, TX 78501-9443
(956) 687-7051
Married Name:Heid
Spouse's Name: 
Email address:[email protected]
Material coming from Pat.
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AUSTIN, Clair Dean
Deceased 02/15/06
630 22nd Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265-4801
(515) 225-6681
Married Name: 
Spouse's Name:Norma J.
Email address:[email protected]
I worked as a store manager at A&P and Dahl's until December of 1973 after which I became a sales rep until retirement in December of 1996. In 1979, I became a born-again Christian and started filling needs in the church and assisting people in their personal lives. I went on a missions trip to Russia in 2000 to work at a children's hospital and an orphanage, which resulted in Norma and I finding two boys whom God put on our hearts to assist with life and an education. Last May (2002) we went over and spent two weeks with them and hope to do so again in 2004. They are 15 and 13.
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BAKER, Florence Ann1413 Dickinson Road, Independence, MO 64050-1346
(816) 254-4078
Married Name:Hayden
Spouse's Name:Wendell E.
Email address:[email protected]
Florence married Wendell Hayden (Des Moines Tech) and the two of them have spent the last 40 years as Baptist missionaries in Fortaleza, Brazil. They have recently returned stateside and live in Independence, MO, not far from their daughter in Kansas City.
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BARTON, Eleanor Virginia1413 14th Avenue NE, Brainerd, MN 56401-2116
(218) 828-1042 cell: (218) 831-0292
Married Name:Knold
Spouse's Name:Don (deceased)
Email address:[email protected]
After graduation, I worked for one year before enrolling and graduating from Drake University. I married Don Knold in 1957 and travelled with him while he served in the Marine Corps. While stationed in California, I taught school for two years. Our two children were born while we were in California. We moved to Brainerd, MN, in 1968, and have lived here since that time. I owned and operated a fabric/quilt shop for a number of years. Don was a Counselor for Brainerd Area Technical College. Now that we're both retired, we have travelled through the British Isles, China, Japan, Norway, Alaska, and most recently, to Central and South America, and through the Panama Canal. Life is good!
2013 Reunion Questionnaire Input:
Occupation:
Teacher for three years and then owner of Quilt Shop.
Fondest Memories of High School:
So many slumber parties and Friday night movies at the Highland Park theater. The friendships that were forged at Warren Harding and North were so strong that they are still part of my life now.
Comments (since graduation):
It's hard to believe that we're celebrating 60 years since our graduation. Time really does fly!
Most significant happening in my life?
Being a mom to my children.
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BENTON, Marilyn Gertrude675 Peppertree Lane; #223, Redding, CA 96003
(530) 243-3534
Married Name:Barnes
Spouse's Name:deceased
Email address:[email protected] or [email protected]
Married 1954, moved to San Diego 1957. Five children; Dan, Diane, Kathleen, Michelle, Carla. Divorced, 1973. Married Gene Barnes 1976, moved to Redding, CA. Age 52 enrolled at Shasta College, graduated 1990 as a registered nurse. Worked Acute Care hospitals, Home Health Care, Urgent Care facilities. In 1993, my husband was diagnosed with emphysema. Returned to Southern. California 1998, where my husband passed away 2001. Moved to Illinois and live next door to my sister. I also have six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Edie (McBride) Dawson and I remain very best friends for 56 years!!
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BERKEY, Sharon Lynne
Deceased: 05/26/18
1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle, Apt. 217, Waukee, IA 50263
(515) 216-1372
Married Name:Card
Spouse's Name:Larry A.
Email address:[email protected]
I started working as secretary to the Principal at North High after graduation. I married Larry Card, July 1955 and, as he was working at Meredith Publishing Company, I changed jobs and went there also, working until our first child, Jeff, was born in December, 1960. We also have a daughter, Kimberly, born in October, 1964 and another son, Stewart, born in November, 1968. I was "my Kid's Mom" until 1978 when I went back to work as a secretary with Des Moines Public Schools. In 1981, I went to work at Drake University so our children could receive tuition benefits, and all three graduated from there. Jeff is a science teacher at Goodrell Middle School, and Stu is a PE teacher at Jefferson Elementary School. Kim is a physical therapist living in Broomfield, CO, but is not working now. She and her husband, Michael Cavanagh, have two children, and Jeff and his wife, Suzy, have two children-- of course, four of the best grandchildren ever!
We also have a home in Estes Park, CO and spend our summers there (June thru September) and a few weeks at Christmas time and spring break. This is a family home for all our children and grandchildren to use whenever they are able, and we have lots of good times with them. This is why we are not at the reunion! I would like to see all of you, but we are in Colorado for the summer and just aren't able to make it back at this time. Have a great time!
2013 Reunion Questionnaire Input:
Occupation:
Worked for three years at North High after graduation. Currently retired.
Fondest Memories of High School:
Comments (since graduation):
Married Larry Card. Had our 58th anniversary this year. Have three children; one girl and two boys; four grandchildren, three girls and one boy
Most significant happening in my life?
Aside from the above, we built a home in Estes Park, CO and spent 12 years there during the summer.
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BERRY, William Cole6231 Bayou Bridge Drive, Houston, TX 77096
(832) 623-7316
Married Name: 
Spouse's Name:Joanna C
Email address:[email protected]
Bill and his wife Joanna live in Metairie, LA. They have a daughter, Colleen. Bill was a Group Insurance Representative.
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Occupation:
Fondest Memories of High School:
Comments (since graduation):
Most significant happening in my life?
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BERSON, Beverly10210 Bianca Avenue, Northridge, CA 91325
(818) 993-1843
Married Name:Gardner
Spouse's Name: 
Email address:[email protected]
Bev lives in Southern California.
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BLANCHARD, Joy Lou3136 Kings Way, Council Bluffs, IA 50503
(712) 366-9168
Married Name:Fedson
Spouse's Name:Robert Paul
Email address:[email protected]
Joy attended grade school in Adel before entering North High. Robert P. Fedson is North High, January, 1951.
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BOALS, James Richard
Deceased: 09/21/92
In 1963, lived at 215 Caulder, Des Moines, IA
Married Name: 
Spouse's Name:Marlys
Email address:none
In Marine Corps in 1953-1956. In Korea. Sgt. In 1963, Jim was with American Express. In 1983, Jim lived in Denver, CO. In 1993, Jim lived in Wheat Ridge, CO. Buried in Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO; Section 3 Site 770.
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BOLING, Jo Hanna H.2232 Wakonda View Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321
(515) 285-7103
Married Name:Rains
Spouse's Name:Thomas H.C.
Email address:[email protected]
Since graduation I have spent my life working; attending Drake Univesity; marrying my wonderful husband, Tom, in 1959; having three great sons, Tom, Jeff, and Jason; retiring in 1998 from National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance after 20 years as administrative assistant; loving and enjoying our two little grandsons, Zachary and Sam; travelling with my husband to the UK and throughout U.S.; and loving "retired life" with my family. My best to all my fellow "Polar Bears." Look forward to seeing you all after 50 years.
2013 Reunion Questionnaire Input
Occupation:
Retired as Administrative Assistant to the Secretary-Treasurer of the National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance Company, West Des Moines, IA
Fondest Memories of High School:
My friends and great teachers!
Comments (since graduation):
Most significant happening in my life?
My husband and three sons!
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BONE, Norman Lee
Deceased 08/25/03

5820 SW Woodridge Road, West Des Moines, IA 50265
(515) 285-1784
Spouse's Name:Nancy
Email address:[email protected]
Right after graduating from North, went to summer school at Iowa State-finished there the summer of 1955. Started medical school in the fall of 1955 at Northwestern University. Married in September 1957- Nancy Diehl-a Des Moines girl-graduated from Rooselvelt H.S. '55-was going to Drake University when we married. Graduated from Northwestern in '59. Stayed in Chicago for internship and specialty training (5 years)(OB-GYN); Army for two years-Ft.Hood, Texas,'64-'66. Had our three children while in Chicago (G-B-G). Returned to Des Moines in 1966 to practice medicine which I did for 30 years. Retired in 1996. We now have eight grandchildren. I feel extremely fortunate for the opportunities and the life I have had and the family that has surrounded me.
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BRAYTON, Jacqualyn Ann
Deceased: 01/29/13

4132 East Clovis Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 380-8848
Married Name:Griffin
Spouse's Name:Jim
Email address:[email protected]
For a number of years, had a hair salon in Apache Junction, AZ. She sold the salon in 2003, has retired from her business, and is now settled in Mesa, AZ.
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BREWBAKER, John Edward
Deceased: 03/08/18
1909 Prospect Avenue, West Des Moines, IA
50265
(515) 225-6403
Married Name: 
Spouse's Name:Kathy
Email address:none given
Worked as a route salesman for 42 years. 2 years off for service (Army). Married Dee Ann Logan (1st wife), had two children. Divorced after 21 years. Married Kathy Fuller and put her son and a nephew thru Valley (4 total). Kathy had a heart attack in 1996 and was brain damaged. I retired to care for her. Growing old and fat in WDM.
2013 Reunion Questionnaire Input
Occupation:
USArmy
Truck Driver (Teamster for 42 years)
Fondest Memories of High School:
Comments (since graduation):
Most significant happening in my life?
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BROWNING, Donald Joe
(duplicate entry)
501 West el Prado Road, Chandler, AZ 85225-2606
(480) 963-5751
Married Name: 
Spouse's Name:Dorothy C.
Email address: [email protected]
Spoke with Don on 04/07/09.
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BROOKS, Loy15724 West Huntley Court, Surprise, AZ 85374-5646
(623) 544-8848 cell: (515) 490-8176
Married Name: 
Spouse's Name:Eleanor L.(Ellie)
Email address: [email protected]
Has spent time between Panora, IA and Surprise, AZ.
2013 Reunion Questionnaire Input
Occupation:
USAF
1960-1975: Vice President, Northwestern Bell
Until 1989: Vice President, Iowa Foundation for Medical Care
Until retirement in 1998: Director in charge of Management Consulting Division, Deloitte & Touche
1999: Served as interim Vice Provost, Drake University
Fondest Memories of High School:
Lettering six times in high school; twice each in football, baseball, and basketball. Playing on State Champion Baseball Team. Elected Governor of Hawkeye Boys State (first Des Moines student to be elected). Lead in three plays while at North.
Comments (since graduation):
President of Senior Class, University of Iowa.
1957: Awarded outstanding Air Force Military Cadet, ROTC 1957
Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow
1993: Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources
1995: Awarded the Eugene J. Paul Award for Excellence in Human Resources in Central Iowa Chapter SPHR
1995 Nominated by Coach George Falk and elected to the North High Athletic Hall of Fame
Most significant happening in my life?
There are two:
(1) Between 1960 and 1990: I moved 18 times for business promotions.
(2) Marrying Ellie Nelson Brooks in May, 1980.
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BROWNING, Donald Joe1270 South Eucalyptus Place, Chandler, AZ 85286
(480) 963-5751 cell (480) 388-2829
Married Name: 
Spouse's Name:Dorothy C.
Email address: [email protected]
Spoke with Don on 04/07/09.
2013 Reunion Questionnaire Input
Occupation:
U.S. Army. After high school, drafted into Army for two years. Caprenter for ten years, worked at the Ford Plant seven years, back to carpentry work for 17 years. Moved to Phoenix in 1988, bought a small business, and worked that for 16 years with Dorothy, and my son, Jon. Sold the business and retired a multimillionaire, like in your dreams.
Fondest Memories of High School:
I bought an old '39 Ford and carried friends back and forth to school during junior and senior years. I really enjoyed that. I think someone was laughing constantly.
Comments (since graduation):
When I graduated from high school, I knew I was not college material, but since that time, I have thought this was a huge mistake. I simply applied myself in the wrong direction.
Most significant happening in my life?
Probably when we got married. I was still in the service, so we lived off base. We had just enough money to pay the rent and to go to the commissary and that was it. I soon realized that Dorothy was a lot smarter than me. She has been watching over me ever since and doing a good job for 55 years and counting.
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BRYAN, Garey Allen
Deceased: 08/20/14
396 NE 56th Court, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
(515) 264-8991
Married Name: 
Spouse's Name:Patsy Pugh
Email address:[email protected]
Garey and Patsy were married in 1956. Garey served four years in U.S. Navy while Patsy was employed at Northwestern Bell. They have three children; Cindy, a principal; Garey II, Sgt, DMPD; Carol, an O.T. Garey joined the Des Moines Police Department in 1960, retiring in 1990. Pat retired from Iowa Lutheran Hospital. They have spent their retirement, spending 4-1/2 months a year at their summer home in Canada. Wintering in Arizona. They currently reside in Pleasant Hill.
2013 Reunion Questionnaire Input
Occupation:
Iowa Power and Light; U.S. Navy; Des Moines Police Department (Retired); U.S. Federal Marshals Services
Fondest Memories of High School:
Comments (since graduation):
Happy to have served 30 years in the Des Moines Police Department. We spent summers at our cabin in Canada and we traveled extensively.
Most significant happening in my life?
Married by classmate, Patsy Pugh..
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BUTLER, Robert LeRoy4325 East 29th Street, Des Moines, IA 50317
(515) 285-0895
Married Name: 
Spouse's Name:Donna M.
Email address:none given
No details given.
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CAMPBELL, Nancy3591 SE 82nd Street, Runnells, IA 50237
(515) 262-4937
Married Name:Manhart
Spouse's Name:Lawrence
Email address:[email protected]
We are still living in Runnells. Lawrence is Past Grand Knight at St. Peters. I have sung in regular and funeral choirs. I am chairperson for calling prayer chain list and sending cards for the parish. Two of our kids live in Des Moines, one in Cambridge, MA, and one in Bend, OR.
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CAPLAN, Gary Gene4400 Coldwater Canyon Ave., #235;
Studio City, CA 91604-1480
(818) 980-1191
(Gary Caplan, Inc.) garycaplaninc.com
Married Name: 
Spouse's Name:Mickey (Marilyn)
Email address:[email protected]
Attended Iowa from 1953-1957. Graduated from Drake University, January 1958. Met my wife, Mickey, at Drake. Married August 1957. U.S. Army, 1958-1960. Two sons, Mark and Steve. Both are married, and we were recently blessed with our first grandchild, a girl. We have lived in the Los Angeles area since 1960 (except for 18 months in DM in 1962 and part of 1963). I am still working, heading a marketing consulting firm specializing in children's consumer products. I have many fond memories of North and the many friends that I had there. "Hello" to everyone and best wishes for a wonderful weekend.
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CARNEY, Donna Jean 1330 Pintail Drive, Waterloo, IA 50702
(319) 235-7944
Married Name:Hart
Spouse's Name:George
Email address:[email protected]
No biographical data from 50th reunion.
2013 Reunion Questionnaire Input
Occupation:
I was a legal secretary for years and now enjoy retirement.
Fondest Memories of High School:
Comments (since graduation):
Most significant happening in my life?
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CARTWRIGHT, Richard Li
Deceased: 01/17/10
2030 Via Ladeta
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 459-5026
Married Name: 
Spouse's Name:Shaaron L. Simpson
Email address:Would not give email address in 2009
Married Shaaron L. Simpson on June 20, 1959 in Jackson County, Missouri.
Dick was in the US Army from 1956 to 1962 and is buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery; San Diego, California.
Dick attended Iowa State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas University in 1962. He earned an Masters in Business Administration degree from National University in 1977. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and the engineering societies AEE and EEMI. His 40 year career began in engineering sales and culminated in the founding of his own company in air quality management.
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CHASTAIN, Patricia Louise2001 83rd Avenue N; Lot 5166
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 577-5335
Married Name:McDowell
Spouse's Name:George F.
Email address:will email me her address; 04/03/09
Will write me some details of what has transpired over the last 50+ years.
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COCHANE, Clarke Harris
Deceased: 1983
Ketchikan, AK
Married Name: 
Spouse's Name: 
Email address:No known address.
1956: Name was in student index as then attending Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. Never communicated with North High classmates after graduating. In the early 2000's, there was established in Clarke's name and memory, the annual Clarke Cochrane Christmas High School Basketball classic.
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COLLINS, Elizabeth (Betty) Ann
340 Whitfield Lane, Hollister, MO 65672-5030
(417) 239-0290
Married Name:Sees
Spouse's Name:Edwin T.
Email address:[email protected]
We moved from Florida to Missouri in October 2004. Hollister is just 2 miles south of Branson so we get to enjoy all of the attractions that Branson has to offer, but can retreat to our little town and be out of the traffic. There have been no changes in my life since the up-date sent prior to the 50th reunion. Well, we have added a few more grandchildren. We have 8, plus 1 step. (04/09/09)
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CRAWFORD, Terry Paul
Deceased: 09/20/03

Naperville, IL 60540
Married Name: 
Spouse's Name:Phyllis Kuehn
Email address:Unknown
Obituary dated September, 2003:
Funeral services for Terry Crawford, 68, will begin with prayers at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, at the Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, 516 S. Washington St., Naperville, followed at 10 a.m. with the celebration of Mass at the St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Green Trails Drive and Naper Blvd., Naperville. Born May 26, 1935, in Des Moines, Iowa, he died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, at Edward Hospital in Naperville. Interment will be in the Assumption Cemetery, Wheaton. He graduated from LaSalle University in 1967 with a degree in engineering, and had retired from Rockwell International. He was also a member of the St. Margaret Mary Church, and was an active member of it's Men's Club. Terry is survived by his wife of 41 years, Phyllis Crawford (nee Kuehn); his son, Donald (Tina) Crawford of West Chicago; his daughters, Teresa (Scott) Thompson of North Aurora and Rebecca (Duane) Detert of Anamosa, Iowa; his sisters, Norma (Bob) Hughes of Santa Clara, Calif., and Marjorie (John) Finley of Elkader, Iowa; his brother, Dennis (Carrie) Crawford of Auburn, Calif.; three grandsons; and one granddaughter. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Friends may visit www.dailyherald.com/obits to express condolences and sign the guest book. For funeral information, (630)922-9630 or www.beidelmankunschfh.com
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CRUITT, Jerry Trent
5469 Hidden Valley Court; Reno, NV 89502
may be (775) 356-7048
Married Name: 
Spouse's Name: 
Email address:[email protected]
Architect registered in both Nevada and California. One daughter. Have lived at Tahoe and in Reno. Am interested in energy research and development, historic building restoration, cooking, and excercising by skiing and jogging. 03/24/10: Licensed architect since 1972. Licensed contractor and in the health care business; rehab, adult day program, and child care facility. http://www.continuumreno.com
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