Sep 172019

I am saddened to inform you of the passing of Virgil Cole ’52, who passed on May 17, 2019, in Mountain Home Arkansas at the age of 92. He was born on January 27, 1927. Virgil married Betty Schabacker in 1958, adnd was an employee for Country Mutual Insurance Co. He was an Army Air Corp veteran and served bravely in World War II. He is survived by his wife, Betty, nieces, newphews, cousins, and his two cats.

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Sep 172019

I regret to inform you of the unfortunate passing of Cecilia Nettleton on Thursday, September 12, 2019. Memorial services for Mrs. Nettleton will be held at 3:00 PM Friday, September 20, 2019 at Park Point Village Community Room, 3025 Chesbrough Boulevard Rock Hill, SC 29732. Visitation with family and friends will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Nettleton’s name to Illinois Wesleyan University, Office of Advancement Department, Music Department, 1312 Park Street, Bloomington, Illinois 61702.¬† You may read her full obituary here.

Sep 162019

Illinois Wesleyan University Homecoming
October 4-6, 2019

We are looking forward to another great Homecoming this fall! Your story started here, and Illinois Wesleyan University helped guide your path to where you are today.
This is cause for celebration! Come back to campus on October 4-6 to celebrate, reminisce, and revisit your story.

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Sep 122019

Frank New ’53 teaches at 10 week Bible Study Class and a 10 week Nutrition class on alternating years. Many individuals in the Nutrition Class lose significant weight each year it’s taught, not on a diet but by eliminating foods that harm our bodies, and eating healthy foods that make our bodies thrive.

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Sep 112019

Unfortunately, Louis Polovich ’57 passed away in Guillespie, Illinois on August 28, 2019 at the age of 89. He married Milly Polovich in 1958 and served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955. Before retiring, Louis was a teacher, prinicpal and coach for Gillepsie Unit School District 7. Louis was a member of Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 217, Knights of Columbus, Retired Teachers Association, St. Joseph’s Church of Benld, and Plavi Dunav Tamburitzans. He survived by his wife, Milly, seven children, 20 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.


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Sep 102019

I’m saddened to tell you that Gerald Roth ’58 passed away November 10th, 2018 in San Diego, California. He is survived by his wife, Elaine, as well as his daughter, two sons, stepsons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was born on October 22nd, 1929 in Taylorville, Illinois. After graduating from Illinois Wesleyan University, he held a career in Data Processing, founded a computer-onto-microfilm service, created a specialty lighting business (Bulbman Inc.), and retired in 1996. Gerald was one of the first small-business owners to establish a program allowing employees to own stock and one of the first to hire people with physical disabilities. He was a firm believer in equal opportunities for everybody and humanitarian benefits for his employees.


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