Wayne Grove ’62 of Morris, Illinois, died Aug. 8, 2019. He was 79. Wayne was a member of Phi Gamma Delta at Illinois Wesleyan, where he also played football and baseball. Wayne taught in Cleveland and Le Roy, Illinois, prior to a banking career. He was an elder at the Presbyterian Church in Princeton, Illinois, and later a deacon at First Presbyterian Church of Morris. He served in the Army National Guard of Illinois, from 1966-68, and the U.S. Army Reserve, from 1968-72. He was a 50-year member of the AF & AM Lodge 534, Valley of Bloomington Scottish Rite and Mohammed Shrine of Peoria, Illinois. He was an avid supporter of his grandchildren’s athletic endeavors and took pleasure in hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife Linda (Wilson) Grove ’65, two daughters, including Jennifer (Grove) Heinsius ’89, three grandsons and four siblings.
A memorial service for (Peter) Bryan Olofson ’66 will be held Sunday, June 30th at Wesley United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. in Bloomington, IL.
Quita Verban Shier ’60 will present on selected individuals from the 140 Native Americans she researched for her book Warriors in Mr. Lincoln’s Army: Native American Soldiers Who Fought in the Civil War on Monday, Feb. 11 at The Ames Library’s Beckman Auditorium from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Redbird A and C, Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 201 Broadway Ave., Normal
$35 registration fee for non-IWU alumni guests
You may register here or you may call 888-498-2586.
All alumni from the classes from the 1930’s – 1967 are welcome.
Dr. David L. Gearhart ’67 and Legacy Graduate, granddaughter Ms. Hannah A. Sage ’18
Howard Fricke ’60 and Sharon (Linton) Fricke ’60 and their Legacy Graduate, grandson Brandon Fricke ’18
Please help us identify some of your classmates. Please send corrections by clicking in the comments in the upper right hand corner of the post if we have anyone incorrectly labeled:
Front row left to right: Carol (Coons) Hayner ’66, Unknown Woman in brown geometric print top and glasses, Carol (Gray) Beaman ‘66
Second row left to right: Janice (Stackhouse) Clark ’66, Fran (Olson) Rouzee ’66, Judith (Elbert) Favell ’66, Marjorie (Ticknor) Hazelton ‘66, Mary Jo( Catlin) Loder ’66, Connie (Leach) Larson ’66
Third Row left to right: Candace (Martin) Hunter ’66, Mary (Wade) Baker ‘66, Denny Matthews ’66, Kathryn (Shouse) Tornquist ’66, Larry Bross ’66, Dick Healy ’66, Gayle Rathbun ‘66
Fourth Row: Dick Muirhead ’66, James Gresham ’66, William Larson ’66, Tom Burmeister ’66, Robert Whitley ’66, Dr. Georgia (Griffith) Whitley ‘66
The spirit of giving is all around us this holiday season, please consider giving the gift of bright futures to current and future Illinois Wesleyan University students. Your gifts provide opportunities and experiences that will be remembered for a lifetime.
Hello friends, it is this time of year where we have a bit more space and time with family, and a good time to give thanks for all our blessings and the richness in our lives.
In keeping with the holiday spirit, we hope you enjoy our new video recorded with the Prague Symphony – “A Django Christmas” https://youtu.be/twUFepphC-0
Warmest wishes to you and yours for the Holiday season and New Year,
– David Wilkes and the Sultans of String
April 5, 2017 is our day of giving at Illinois Wesleyan and this year’s theme is Tune In for All In! Not only is today a day for giving, it’s a day to celebrate IWU and all of the things that make it special.
Visit https://www.iwu.edu/all-in/ to learn more and donate.
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