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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, Dan

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Dan Neese was born in Sandusky to Carl "Tex" and M. June Neese.  He was a First-team All-Ohio football player and later played for Otterbein College in Westerville where he majoried in Education.  He was a manager of wholesale distribution for 50 years.

Tex married single mom, Linda, with three sons - John, Matthew and Mark. They would have been married 47 years.  He died at Medical City Hospital in Plano, Texas as they had lived in Plano for the last three years, previously residing in Michigan.  He is survived by his wife, stepsons and his sister Deborah Voltz of Sandusky plus numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousings.

One of Dan's greatest desires was to leave wherever he was better than he found it.  In this, he was greatly successful.


Nov. 28, 1947 - July 15, 2022

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

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Michael Alfred Eckhardt, 74, residing in Norwalk, Ohio passed away at Gaymont Nursing Home following a brief illness.  

He was a veteran of the Army, proudly serving his country in the Vietnam War.  He received a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service, and other Campaign medals.  Michael worked in medical technology at the North coast Clinical Lab after moving from Firelands Hospital where he had been a medical lab technician for 30 years.

Michael was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.  He was also a life-time member of both the Sandusky and Norwalk AMVETS and VFW, a member of American Legion Post #83 and the Norwalk Eagles.  In his spare time he enjoyed traveling, especially on cruises, biking, golging and spending time with his family , especially his grandchildren.

Michael is survived by his daughter, Melanie (Matthew jacksich), granddaughters and numberous nieces, nephews and other relatives.


Nov. 23, 1947 - July 27, 2022

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

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Michael J. LaGrass, 75, of Sandusky recently passed away at Stein Hospice Care Center.

A family man at hear, Michael is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Sherri (Howell) LaGrass; son, Anthony (Sarah) LaGrass of Pataskala, OH; grandson Jonathon LaGrass; sister, Jucy (Michael Mehas) LaGrass of N. Carolina and man other loving family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary (Crawford) LaGrass and daughter, Stephanie LaGrass.  A private burial has taken place.  Condolences may be shared online by visiting <>


 1947 - July 28, 2022

Brenda (Stovall) Abrams-Parker

Patrica Amerine

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

Michael Eckhardt

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

Nancy Harp-Lemmon

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

Michael LaGrass

Jerry Lawrence

Barbara Lay Tajkowski

Barbara Lehrer-Hebrank

Linda Lewis-James

Diana Lipp

Larry Livengood

Karen Market

Vicki Matter-Simpkins

Halvin Mayfield

Glenn Maus

Faye Mickens-Maston

Maureen McRobbie-Johnson

Dan Neese

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

Shermane Potter

Robert Quick

Thomas Randall

Robert Reynolds

Ronald Riesterer

Donna Roth-Mazza/Steiert

Wallace "Sonny" Robinson

Cheryl Rushing Costello

Gloria Russell Wood

Robert Scally

Warren Schmidt

Bender Scott

Gary Seavers

Bill Sharp

T. Clayton Slusher

David Smith

Geraldine Smith-Mischler

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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