MDGA OBITUARIES

 

MDGA OBITUARIES

 

In Memory of

Clyde Caldwell Smith

 

October 22, 1939 – March 11, 2017

Obituary

Clyde C. Smith, 77, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017. Clyde graduated from the Tennessee School for the Deaf. He is survived by son, Weldon (Sally) Smith; daughters, Misty Lizarraga, Carolene (Hal) Johnson, Margie (Sean) Hennessey; Step-sons, Ian Cody, Jon Cody; sisters, Carolyn Willis, Wanda Bowman; 15 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 nieces and 2 nephews. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Deaf Pilots Association, Inc.,www.deafpilots.org.Condolences may be offered atwww.berryfuneralhome.com..


 Guy Richard Kelly, 84 of Darien, WI passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at his home,.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, February 25, with visitation at 9 AM at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 416 W. Geneva Street, Delavan, WI 53115. Reverend Rickman and Reverend Ritter will be officiating. Memorials may be made to Southern Lakes Association of the Deaf. Those wishing to sign Guy’s guest book may do so at betzerfuneralhome.com
Guy was born March 27, 1932 to Cloyd and Ethel (Cass) Kelly. He attended the Wisconsin School for the Deaf. On April 24, 1954, he married Betty Sanderson in Columbus, WI.
Guy was employed at Borg Fabrics as a Machinist for 31 years until Borg closed in 1981. He worked part time at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf as a Child Care Counselor for 20 years.
In 1969, he was involved with the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf distribution, installer, repairman and trainer. He has been retired for over 30 years. In 2004 he was inducted into the Wisconsin School for the Deaf Hall of Fame for his services to the Deaf Community.
Guy enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing, hunting, camping, making people laugh with his humorous stories. He has devoted a lot of his time to the Southern Lakes Association of the Deaf. He was a member and an officer for many organizations such as Wisconsin Association of the Deaf, Madison Association of the Deaf, National Fraternal Society of the Deaf, and Wisconsin Deaf Campers. He also enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Guy is survived by his wife, Betty, two sons, Ed of Long Beach, CA and Dean and his wife Susie of Darien, WI; two of his grandchildren Ryan and his partner, Jill of Indianapolis, IN and Casey and his partner, Nola of Darien, WI. Four great grandchildren, Jett of Indianapolis, IN and Kyra, Zeke, and Koby of Darien, WI. One Brother, Steve of Green Valley, AZ and Evelyn Duesterbeck of Delavan, WI.

Pall bearers: Ed Kelly, Dean Kelly, Susie Kelly, Ryan Kelly, Casey Kelly, and Jett Kelly

Honorary pall bearers: Steve Kelly and Evelyn Duesterbeck
Betzer Funeral Home is serving the Kelly Family.

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Obituary for Lewis Moehlman

Lewis Moehlman
LEWIS ROGER MOEHLMAN, Age 72, died 01/20/17. Lewis was the proud father of Randy (Karen) Moehlman and Scott (Luisa) Moehlman and grandfather of Abigail, Kyle, Bridget, Jake and Daniel Moehlman. He leaves his sister Lou Anne (Dale) Sinor; loving family Nancy (Aaron) Rubin and Debbie (Dale) Poslosky; and many relatives and friends.

Lewis was born to Roger and Louise Moehlman and raised in Pasadena, TX.

Deaf from birth, Lewis attended Central Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis, which gave him the life skills necessary to be deaf in a hearing world. A Texas A&M graduate, he took his first job as a Programmer in 1968 at Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) in St. Louis where he worked for 44 years before retiring. Lewis was an athlete who played and coached softball well into his 50s for the St. Louis Bell Club. He had a very analytical mind and enjoyed all kinds of puzzles and problem-solving games.

Lewis had a smile for everyone and was a notorious practical joker. “Gig ‘em Aggies!”

Services: Visitation Wednesday, January 25, from 4-8 pm and Funeral Service on Thursday, January 26, at 10am, both at Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Rd, in Kirkwood. Interment Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Central Institute of the Deaf are appreciated; (cid.edu/support-cid/donate).

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Marvin Walter Tuttle, Sr. 84
September 20, 1930 – July 11, 2015

Marvin Walter Tuttle, Sr., 84, passed away July 11, 2015 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston surrounded by his family. He was born September 20, 1930 in Aurelia, Iowa, to his parents Augusta (Hasenwinkel) and Ernest Tuttle. He graduated from the Iowa School for the Deaf and attended Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.
After relocating to Des Moines in 1950 and beginning a 37-year career as an employee of the Armstrong Rubber Company, Marvin married Patricia Dorsey, a long-time schoolmate at the Iowa School for the Deaf, on November 27, 1953 in Fremont, Nebraska. In their 61 years of marriage, they raised 7 children at their home in Saylor Township, Des Moines.
Marvin was renowned for his accomplishments and pursuits in Iowa high school athletics, especially in basketball, track and football. In 1949, he was selected to the all-state first team for Iowa high school basketball by the Iowa Daily Press Association after leading the state in scoring with a 23.6 point average. He excelled in track, consistently winning events in the shot put, discus and football throw. He was state champion in the shot put and held the state and Drake Relays football throw records for a number of years. He was twice named to the World Deaf Olympics in 1950 and 1954. After high school, he continued to perform at a high level in basketball for the Des Moines Silent Club, helping to lead that team to three national championships conducted by the American Athletic Association of the Deaf (AAAD). He was inducted into the Iowa High School Athletic Association Basketball Hall of Fame in 1976 and the AAAD Hall of Fame in 1981.
Later in life, Marvin was very involved as a parent and coach in his children’s athletic and academic endeavors. His children remember him as a respected and highly sought leader in church, community and civic activities. He was an elder of Calvary Lutheran Church. He was a Little League baseball coach and umpire. He was appointed by Governor Terry Branstad to serve as a board member on the state’s Commission of the Deaf in 1992, which helped to create and oversee the current Deaf Services of Iowa. He was later reappointed by Governors Tom Vilsack and Chet Culver to continue in this leadership role until 2004. He was honored by Governors Branstad and Vilsack with two Governor’s Distinguished Volunteer Awards for his service to the state.
Most of all, he is remembered dearly for his quick wit and his fierce devotion, love and pride of the accomplishments and diverse interests of his family. His children will miss the presence of this wonderful man but they are glad that he has achieved the most important goal of his life, living in peace with the Lord and the love of his life, Gwen Patricia.
Marvin was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, his sisters Verla, Gladys, and Mildred, and his brother Gerald. He is survived by his children Marvin Jr. (Lynn) of Centennial, CO; Patrick (Dana) of Winnetka, IL; Eric of Omaha, NE; Dolly (Mark) Murray of Council Bluffs, IA; Maureen of Des Moines, IA; Cathy (Troy) Murphy of Johnston, IA; and Michael (Dani) of Stoughton, WI, sisters Arleen Van Hemert of Johnston, IA; Deloris Rogers of Des Moines, IA; Lola Dilocker of Dakota Dunes, SD; and brothers Ernest, John and Ronald of Aurelia, IA. His 21 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren (3 more on the way) will miss his friendship, love and constant teasing.
A private family memorial service is planned for August 7, 2015 with a celebration of his life open to friends of the family later that day. Details will be announced later. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions in his memory be made to Mercy Hospice in Johnston or the Iowa School for the Deaf Foundation.
Thanks to Hamilton Funeral Home, Des Moines, Iowa and John Matthews for the information.

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