We will update the list of names of our deceased warriors on a monthly basis. We will not place a person on this list with hearsay, second hand, information. Send us a link to the obituary, noting the date and name of the newspaper from which it was taken. If you don't have the obit, then you must be related to, or a close friend who attended the wake, funeral or memorial service.

September 2019

Earl White '64
Carol Winn Vander Meade '67
Lynne Hackbert Martin '80
Robert Ayres '63
Nancy Novak Fedor '61
Arlene Kubala Poczatek '61

Earl White - Class '64
Earl Edward White, age 73, of Gurnee. Beloved husband of Nancy for 48 years. Loving dad of Rebecca (Erik) Hahnfeld and Andrew (Nicole) White. Dear grandpa of Ryan Hahnfeld, Ella Hahnfeld, Cameron White, and Decker White. Memorial visitation will be held on September 7th from 10-11 AM at Marsh Funeral Home, 305 N Cemetery Rd, Gurnee. Life Celebration Service will begin at 11 AM. Inurnment will take place on September 10th at 10 AM at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W Hoff Rd, Elwood. In lieu of flowers please make any donations in memory of Earl to the Wounded Warrior Project at
Carol Winn Vander Meade - Class '67
Carol Vander Meade, of Crystal Lake passed away peacefully at home on August 31, 2019 at the age of 70. She was born on November 5, 1948 in Denver, CO to Wendell and Joyce (nee Beggs) Winn. Carol will be deeply missed by her loving husband of 48 years, Larry; children, Jeffrey (Daniel) Vander Meade of Chicago; Sarah (Andy) Kapitan of Schaumburg; grandson, Henry Kapitan; siblings, David (Kathy) Winn, Susan (Phil Thompson) Winn, Gordon (Stacy) Winn; any by many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great niece. She was preceded in death by her parents. A celebration of Carol’s life will be held at a later date. Full obituary is pending.

Lynne Hackbert Martin - Class '80
Lynne Marie Martin, 57, of Derry, NH, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday September 3, 2019, in the Parkland Medical Center, Derry. She was born in Chicago, IL on December 24, 1961, a daughter of the late William and Barbara (Rose) Hackbert. Lynne grew up in the Midwest before moving to the East Coast to spend the latter part of her life. She loved to sew but her greatest joy was spending time with her beloved grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Joseph Martin of Derry, her three children, Elizabeth Przybylo and her husband David of Crown Point, IN, Mark Smith of Manchester, NH, and Jeffrey Smith of Valparaiso, IN; four grandchildren, Austin, Christian, London, and Collin; as well as one sister, Debbie Gaster and her husband Brian of Hanover Park, IL. Following cremation, memorial calling hours will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 4 – 7pm in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch Street, Derry. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pet Tails Rescue, P.O. Box 86, Northwood, NH 03261.

Robert Ayres - Class '63
Robert (Bob) Hankins Ayres, age 74, of Kissimmee, FL passed away on September 4, 2019 at Celebration Hospital. He was born on March 4, 1945 to Robert and Shirley Ayres in Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. Bob retired at the rank of Major from the US Army in 1988, after 20 Years of Service. He received a Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal among others. Bob was a Realtor in Florida for 30 years and was a member of the Osceola County Association of Realtors. He was also a Real Estate Broker. In addition to working in Real Estate, Bob owned a Certified Financial Planning Company in Kissimmee. Bob is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and received his Master’s Degree from the University of Northern Colorado. He was a member of the AUSA (Association of US Army), DAV (Disabled American Veterans), VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) SFA (Special Forces Association), MOAA (Military Officers Association), NRA (National Rifle Association), among others. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Katie Ayres of Kissimmee, FL; son, Michael Ayres of Los Angeles, CA; Brothers, Jack (Terri) Ayres of Iowa, and Gary (Florence) Ayres of VA. He held a special place in the hearts of his Cousins, Nieces and Nephew's. He was a loving husband, father, brother, brother-in law and friend. BOB WAS A GOOD MAN! In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made in his name to The Wounded Warriors Project. A Celebration of Life to honor Bob will be held at a later date. The family is under the care of CONRAD AND THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES 511 Emmett St Kissimmee, FL 34741
Nancy Novak Fedor - Class '61
Visitation for Nancy A. Fedor nee Novak of Bloomingdale since 1987 will be held Thursday 2:00 - 9:00p.m. at the Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory 333 S. Roselle Rd. (1/2 mile south of Irving Park Rd.) Roselle. Funeral Friday 10:00a.m. to St. Isidore Church. Mass 10:45a.m. Interment Assumption. She left this world surrounded by her family on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. Our hearts ache at the loss of Nancy, the beloved wife of 53 years of Tony, Jr.; loving mother of Tony (Lisa), III, Chris (Amy) Fedor and Wendy (Brian) Stoner; proud grandmother of Anthony, IV, Alexander and Brandon Fedor, Melissa and Evie Fedor, Kayley and A,J. Stoner; cherished daughter of the late Leonard and Stella Novak; dear sister of Susan Laurence and Steve (Kathy) Novak; many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and godchildren. Nancy had spark. She had grit. She always fought for what she believed in and she had compassion and love for family and friends that has been felt around the world. She made the small feel big. From mother to teacher to police commissioner and beyond, Nancy Fedor, is and always will be our biggest protector and cheerleader. Nancy taught us about grace and dignity in death. After 4 months of a wicked cancer, she did not feel defeated, she did not fear death - she felt gratitude. Gratitude of a great life filled with love. She will also be missed by her "Choir Family" from St. Isidore Church and her "Teaching Family and students" from St. Peter School in Itasca. In lieu of flowers, the family request you please donate to the Cancer Federation at in Nancy's name. (630) 529-5751.
Arlene Kubala Poczatek - Class '61
Arlene B. Poczatek, RN, nee Kubala, passed away at the age of 76 surrounded by her loving family. She is the loving mother of Donna (Stephen) Flanagan and the devoted grandmother of Brennan Flanagan. Caring mama to many cats over the years, most recently Peaches. Aunt, niece, cousin, sister and friend to many. Arlene dedicated a large portion of her life as a registered nurse helping people in both the medical-surgical department of Belmont Community Hospital and the psychiatric department of Westlake Hospital, where she retired from the nursing profession. Visitation from 3:00-8:00 pm, Sunday September 22, 2019 at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home 185 E. Northwest Hwy. Palatine, IL 60067 Funeral 9:00am, Monday September 23, 2019, from the Funeral Home to St. Mary Catholic Church, 10 North Buffalo Grove Rd. Buffalo Grove, IL. 60089 Mass 10:0AM. Entombment All Saints Mausoleum Information 847 359-8020

Published in Batesville on Sep. 18, 2019.