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Williams Class of 1953 Bulletin, November 17, 2010

   Tom Belshe, in response to yesterday's (Nov. 16, 2010) class bulletin, notified me of the death of Jane Truettner, Jim's wife.  I Googled her name and found several obituaries, with minor variations.  Herewith is the one published in the Chicago Tribune:

Jane K. Truettner has left our world and a host of friends and family who loved her. She was born in Detroit, MI on June 29, 1931 and spent over half her life in suburban Grosse Pointe. She passed away quietly on October 4 at home with her husband, Jim Truettner, in Golf, IL having hoped to reach her winter home on the Indian River in Vero Beach, FL. In addition to her husband, Jane is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Hank and Liz Kuhlman, of Grosse Pointe, MI. Her local children include Cathy (Buz) Chandler, Clay (Sharon Price) Purdy and Kirk Purdy of Alexandria, VA and eight grandchildren. Jane inherited another family, that she is very close to, when she married Jim Truettner on December 27, 1976 (Cathy's Birthday). Included are Jim (Kendyl Butler) Truettner III of Crested Butte, CO; Bill (Monica Byrne) Truettner of Granite City, CA; Linda (Bob) Albrecht of S. Lake Tahoe, CA; Nancy (Pat) Dignan of Basking Ridge, NJ and 18 grandchildren. Jane was a graduate of University Leggett in Grosse Pointe, Pine Manor andNorthwestern University (1953). During her married years, her main interests were golf, including the Woman's Western Golf Board, and paddle tennis at the Glen View Club and Riomar and Bent Pine in Vero Beach. Aesthetically her outlet was the Kenilworth Garden Club and spiritually the Community Church in Vero Beach and the Spirit Group at the church. Jane cherished her grandchildren and being with her friends in their homes. Uncommonly popular this gracious lady will be deeply missed by all. A Celebration of Life brunch for family and friends will be held at the Glen View Club on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. There will also be a memorial service in Vero Beach sometime in November. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Community Church of Vero Beach, 1901 23rd St., Vero Beach, FL 32960. Funeral information 847-998-1020.

    You will want to send Jim your sympathies.  The best way would be Email, assuming Jim is now in Vero Beach, a residence for which I have no address.

    And, Jim, when and if you read this, please know that you and your family are very much in the thoughts of your college classmates as you make your way through this sorrow we all shall face.








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