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Judy Palsmeier '68

Sacred Heart College (1954-1972)
Judy Palsmeier's Mother, Helen Ingenthron Palsmeier, 93, passed away on November 27, 2010.  Helen is survived by her children: M.J. Martin, Judy, Rick and Gary.  There are 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  The funeral was held at Holy Spirit Church in Goddard, KS with internment at St. Joe, Ost.  Please pray for the peace and recovery of the Palsmeier family.

(Louis) Sam Schwerdtfeger, Jr. '94

Kansas Newman College (1973-1998)
Congratulations to Sam Schwerdtfeger, who is one of four California educators to receive the 2010 Jewish Educator Award from the Milken Family Foundation.  Schwerdtfeger is an athletic director at Valley Beth Shalom School in Encino, CA and has developed one of the region's strongest sports programs at the Woodland Hills school, where 8 years ago there were no gym or physical education classes.  Sam attended Garden City Community College and played basketball and ran track, then...

Ernest G. Reida '03

Newman University (1998-Present)
Ernest G. Reida, 54, Spirit Quality Control Inspector, passed away Tuesday, Feb.22, 2011.  He is survived by sons: Zane (Molly), Adam (Stephanie), Jarrod and Ernest James Reida.  Grandchildren are Wilson and Kara Reida.  Sending our condolences to the Reida family.

Rachel (Bonham) Anderson '08

Newman University (1998-Present)
Rachel Bonham and Brent Anderson were married on Feb. 8, 2011 at Cocoa Beach, in Cocoa Beach, FL.  The bride received a Bachelor of Science from Central Christian College and a Master of Business Management from Newman University. She is a faculty member at Hutchinson Community College and is working on her doctorate from University of Phoenix.  Brent is a graduate of Emporia State University and is employed at the post office in McPherson.  The couple currently resides in...

Peggy (Holston) Giefer A'61

Sacred Heart Academy (1945-1967)
Larry Giefer, 71, died Feb. 3, 2011.  He is survived by wife, Peggy, children and grandchildren.  His children are: Nick (Kim), Melissa Smith, Tricia (Dave) Vogel, and Andrea (Kelly) Wood.  Larry was a lifetime resident of the Kingman community, he was a self-employed auctioneer, real estate broker and farmer.  Sending our sympathy to the Giefer family.

Lauren (Hill) Harris '05

Newman University (1998-Present)
Please welcome Madalyn Moriah Harris, a baby girl born 1/24/2011 to Lauren and Stuart Harris.  This is their first child and Madalyn is the first granddaughter of Joe Hill '81.  Congratulations!

Nancy Mohr, Mother of 5 alumni

Kansas Newman College (1973-1998)
Nancy Ann (Dugan) Mohr, 77, passed away on February 14, 2011.  She is survived by her husband Nicholas of 57 years and her children: Paul '76, Joe (LeaAnn), Catherine '78 (Bill '78), Mary (Marc), Mark (Mary), Tom (Bridget), Susan, Dan, Martin (Pam), David (Charlotte), Nancy '89, Kevin, and Peggy '96 (Brent).  There are 30 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  Sending our sympathy and prayers to the Mohr family.

Adolph Lomely, Jr. '79

Kansas Newman College (1973-1998)
Adolph Lomely, Jr. died January 31, 2011.  Adolph is survived by his children: Adolph III, Michael (Barbara), Aaron, Jayme, and Terry Joe Miller.  There are seven children and 2 great-grandchildren.  Adolph earned his MBA at Webster University, served in the U.S. Air Force for over 20 years and retired as a Chief Master Sergeant.  He also retired from Boeing, was a master of billiards and achieved a black belt in Tae Kwan Do.  We send our sympathy to the Lomely family.

Cindy Venard Western Kansas Professor

Our sympathy to Cindy Venard, fifth grade teacher in Dodge City, KS and adjunct professor, on the death of her son.  Cindy's son Joshua, 31, died Saturday, February 26, leaving a young child.

Chenoa Speed '10

Newman University (1998-Present)
2010 December graduate, Chenoa Speed has secured a job at Days Inn, as the night auditor in Wichita, KS.  Congratulations Chenoa!