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Deceased Members SHS 1965 - Recent Notices

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Our sympathy goes out to the family and friends of our classmate, Vicki

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July 14, 1947- April 2, 2022

Victoria "Vicki" Simpkins, 74, residing in Louisiana passed away April 2, 2022 after a courageous 13 year battle with Early-Onset Alzheimer's.  Vicki was born in Sandusky on July 14, 1947 to Joanne Welser-Matter and Russell Matter. She is survived by her daughter Cori (Jim) Phelps and  brother Daniel (Cynthia).

In her youth, she was a talented baton twirler and drummer, and a member for more than 10 years with the award-winning Sandusky Eaglettes, eventually becoming a Drum Major.  We remember her well as a Sandusky High majorette throughout high school.  Like many of us, her first job was at Cedar Point.  Throughout her life and work she was involved in various types of creative and office-related jobs in Ohio, Michigan, Florida and Texas.  She later returned to Sandusky to help care for her own mom, eventually owning her own small campground, Shady Trails, back in Michigan.  In her heart, Sandusky was always truly her home.  She came to live in Louisiana near her daughter after her Alzheimer's diagnosis at 62 years old.

Vicki loved to laugh, could sew and make beautiful floral arrangements, dance and sing any time the music was good, truly loved people, and preferred to eat ice cream, wear turquoise, jeans and boots.  She loved her pets and would never turn down a day at the beach or a ride on a Harley or convertible.

To plant a memorial tree in her memory visit the "Sympathy Store" <>  She can also be remembered by visiting Toft's for an ice cream cone in her honor... and make that a double scoop!  


Our sympathy goes out to the family and friends of our classmate, Paul

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October 9, 1947 - July 19, 2021

Paul F. Barnum, 73, residing in Sandusky passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 19, 2021 at Firelands Regional Medical.  Paul was born on October 9, 1947 to Howard and Mary (Peterson) Barnum.

Paul retired from General Motors Delphi in Sandusky in 2006 after 32 years of service.  He attended St. Paul Lutheran Church

He is survived by his wife, Denise (Havice) Barnum, whom he married on October 21, 2006.  He is also survived by his daughters, Emily (Jason) Mock of Sandusky and Mary (James) Harakal of Norwalk; sons, James (Heidi Barnum of Berkeley Heights, NH and Shawn Barnum of Sandusky, father, Howard Barnum; step-sons, Jeremy Wassermann of Sandusky and Chase (Kylie) Grealy of Huron; grandchildren, Andrew, Austin, Rafe, Ashlynn, Trey, June, Maverick, Maddison and Twyal; great-granddaughter, Paisley and brothers, Lester )Jackie Barnum of GA and William (Kim) Barnum of Sandusky plus numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.  In addition to his mother, Mary, Paul is preceded in death by his sister, Cheryl Cleavenger.

Those wishing to contribute to Paul's memory may do so to the American Lung Association, 55 Wacker Drive., Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601 or visit


Charles Baum

Patricia Bennett

John D. Biecheler

Paul Barnum

Jim Brown

Norman Bolyard

Denny Boger

Chester Burkey

Susan Brown Elliott

Mary Bryner

David Buehrle

Tim Callan

Cathy Canby-Wellman

Daneen Carris White

Sue Clark-Miller

Candy Close

Craig Close

Marianne Cole

Ronald S. Cooper

Marla Crecelius Faulkner

Joseph Cross

Julius Pete Davis

Patrick Dolan

Terry Dunlap

Darlene Dunkle Salzgeber 

Caren Dewey Kaufman

Marsha Dewey Dietenbach

David A. Ebner

Elaine Faulkner Esposito

Virgil Ewers

Robert Febbo

Richard Frissell

Sarah Geary Bressler

Ronald Gerold

Dennis 'Denny' Gilbert

David Golden

Janet Golden

Brenda Graham

Charles Green

Robert Gundlach

Barbara Lehrer Hebrank

James Hammon

John Harmon

James H. Harris

Christine Hartlieb Smith

Linda Hartung Tobey

Lynda Hoelzer King

Lannie Howell

Richard Hummel

Nelson Hunt

Joanne Kilgore-Gerold

David Golden

Mike Hartwig

Terrence Karbler

Karen Krawetzki Schoewe

Joyce Knighton-Jackson

Charles Johnson

Michael Johnson

Diane Kaufman White

Harry "Leon" Kimberlin

Louis Klein

Bonnie S. Koehler Saleski

Laura Koehler Kubitz

Robert Kowalk

Lowell Kriss

Jerry Lawrence

Barbara Lay Tajkowski

Linda Lewis-James

Diana Lipp

Larry Livengood

Karen Market

Vicki Matter-Simpkins

Halvin Mayfield

Glenn Maus

Faye Mickens-Maston

Maureen McRobbie-Johnson

Warren Schmidt

Gary Seavers

William Sharp

David Smith

Dwain Smith

Geraldine Smith-Mischler

Doris Nearhood Snyder

Ann L. Stein-Hart

Thomas Pappas

E. Frances Pearson

Robert Pepitone

Charlotte Peterson-Harkelroad

Richard Pfleiderer

Hildegard Peterman

Charlotte Peterson Harkleroad

Donald Pitcher

Thomas Randall

Robert Reynolds

Ronald Riesterer

Donna Roth-Mazza/Steiert

Wallace "Sonny" Robinson

Cheryl Rushing Costello

Gloria Russell Wood

Robert Scally

Bender Scott

T. Clayton Slusher

Charles Speakman

Alan Stein

David Steinberger

Gary Thompson

Carol Toney Collier

Robert Twardzik

Enrico Vaccaro

Earl Van Barg

Diane Wadsworth Roe

Don Wangler

Larry Weller

Steven Wiegand

Mark Wilkins

George Williams

Patti Wobser Grega

Patricia Wonder Bahnsen

Jack Zieber

We are bound by the traditions of the past and our respect and honor for our life's adventures since high school.

Our website offers special thanks to all of our '65 classmates who continue to share information about our other classmates.

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