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08/29/18 01:59 PM #1573    


Terry Bernowich (Schmitz)

Dennis, thank you so much for posting her obituary in her profile. I didn't know how to do that. Also I will see if I can get an updated picture of her. This is what our class is all about, small things matter a lot.

08/29/18 04:24 PM #1574    


Dennis Schmidt

Hi Terry and Marla,

I found the picture and have updated Switlana's page.  



08/29/18 04:46 PM #1575    


Terry Bernowich (Schmitz)

Thank you Dennis!

08/31/18 01:43 PM #1576    


Brenda Drake (Anderson)


Switlana and I were great friends in High School.  I remember her coming over to make cranberry-orange bread; the recipe from Mrs. Gordon.  We also had a contest going.  We kept track of how many guys we kissed, and we rated them.  She definitely won because she married later in life.  We laughed into our adulthood about our lists.  I ranked my dear Roger the highest, as a 5-star kisser.  Just some information no one really needed to know here.    


08/31/18 04:52 PM #1577    


Terry Bernowich (Schmitz)

Switlana's Niece, Traci Gehrke, sent me a message and also posted on Facebook that there would be a light lunch after the services at the Church by the cemetery. All are welcome to come and share memories of Switlana.

08/31/18 04:54 PM #1578    


Terry Bernowich (Schmitz)

Thank you Brenda for sharing your memories. Yes, we needed to know that!

09/01/18 03:22 PM #1579    


Veronica Camargo

I simply remember Switlana for the kindness she showed to me in high school.

09/01/18 06:30 PM #1580    


Marci Phillips


Thanks for sharing your memories of Switlana. She was such a sweetheart. Just a side note I thought "you were suppose to kiss and not tell"! LOL I am glad you got a 5-star man in your life!  Switlana will be missed by many! 


09/02/18 03:08 PM #1581    


Brenda Drake (Anderson)

Thanks Marci! I pondered whether to share our special club, but it is such a funny story.  Thank you for your regards about Roger.  We would have been married 50 years this week.  He was a five star in so many ways!  I thank God for having him in my life for so long.


09/02/18 04:28 PM #1582    


Terry Bernowich (Schmitz)

Thank you all for your wonderful stories about Switlana!

They are still looking for a home for Switlana's little doggie, Wolfie. They have a temporary home for her now, but they feel she needs to be with someone or family who doesn't have other pets. I guess she is a little spoiled (ya think) but is a real sweet little thing.

I know the family would appreciate you sharing your memories on her obituary page at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home's email site.

That way the funeral home can print them out for the family.


09/03/18 07:16 PM #1583    


Richard Martinez

So sorry to hear about switlana. rest in peace my friend

09/06/18 09:37 PM #1584    

Thomas Jackson

Classmates, I received word this evening of the death of Stan Koehn from his sister, Virginia.  Stan passed away late yesterday, September 5, at his home in Manhattan.  Although he had recently been under the care of hospice, his passing came unexpectedly.  I thought it was unusual not to see Stan at our recent reunion and now understand that his health had deteriorated significantly and he had been hospitalized for an extended period of time.  Stan lived a life full of experiences that would have taxed many of us but he just rolled with 'em and maintained the PMA (positive mental attitude).  Raise one in his honor, he'd want it that way.  Virginia will let me know when a celebration of life will be held.

09/07/18 12:07 AM #1585    


Leroy Buller


Stan Koehn


More infonto follow. 



09/07/18 10:40 AM #1586    

Erle Miller

Prayers lifted for Stan's family. He will be missed.

09/07/18 10:56 AM #1587    


Paula Graber (Morris)

Growing up, Stan and I lived within a block of each other and had some wonderful, fun times together.  Stan was a kind, funny, wonderful friend.  Sending love, prayers and beautiful memories to his family and friends.

09/07/18 09:36 PM #1588    

Cheryl Dawson (Stallard)

Shocked and saddened to hear of Stan's passing.  He was a really good friend in high school, and I always thought I'd run into him sometime in Manhattan but I never did.  Seems impossible that now I never will.  

09/08/18 08:01 AM #1589    


Nancy Cravens (Hillman)

So sorry to hear of Stan's death. Sorry I missed him at Tom's celebration.  A lot of good memories, though. Prayers for his family.

09/08/18 11:18 AM #1590    


Veronica Camargo

Stan and I used to sit together at the summer matinee movies at the Fox theater during our middle school years. We saw the Beatles movie, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, and he kept singing the song through the whole movie!

Such a funny and nice guy!

09/08/18 10:53 PM #1591    


Mike D. Roberts

I’m happy that I got to catch up with Him at Tom’s wake.  Relived some good memories.  May he RIP!

09/10/18 12:23 PM #1592    

Peter Preheim

I had the good fortune of knowing Stan from early elementary all the way through our years at NHS.  I have many fond memories from those days.  Always sorry to hear of friends passing.  RIP Stan!

09/10/18 04:19 PM #1593    


Nathan Stucky

Stan and I lived close to each other in North Newton from grade school on; we ran around together as kids, rode our bikes everywhere and made up various "clubs" of which we were always founding members. He was a great guy. Condolences to his sister, Virginia, and the rest of his family.

09/11/18 11:48 AM #1594    

Prudy Hutton (Fitzpatrick)

I have such fond & fun memories of attending grade school then high school with Stan and always enjoyed seeing him at reunions. He was very kind.  This is very sad. Condolences to his family. 

09/11/18 12:14 PM #1595    


Richard Martinez

Rest in peace buddy.we had a great ride

09/16/18 10:11 AM #1596    

Cheryl Dawson (Stallard)

Stan's obituary is in today's' Manhattan Mercury.  He he led a full, interesting life.  


09/17/18 12:59 PM #1597    


Dennis Schmidt

Thanks, Cheryl.  I've updated the In Memory Page.


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