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|At random: Capt. Don Ulmer, USN SS (Ret.), and noted submarine author, began his military career by enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1947 and in 1949 while serving as an electrical technician E-4 aboard the submarine USS Clamagore, he was transferred to the Naval Academy. When he asked his commanding officer why he was being sent to Annapolis, the skipper replied, "I don't think you're smart enough to make E-5 and I need the bunk space." Ulmer graduated in 1954 and in 1967 returned to command Clamagore, possibly the only officer to command a U.S. warship having served on it as an enlisted man.|
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Arthur Ray Jensen, 61, passed on July 21, 2013 in his. Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on September 19, 1951, the family moved to California when he was 3 years old living in San Diego and Sacramento before moving to Redlands in 1967. Art graduated from Redlands High School in 1969 where he was a member of the Diving Team, competing in CIF his junior and senior years. Art attended Texas Tech University on a diving scholarship before enlisting in the US Navy in 1972. A hard-hat diver and a submarine electrician specialist, Art achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer while serving the Sea Cliff research sub in San Diego. An electrician by trade, Art enjoyed keeping busy with remodeling projects for family and friends. Art also studied geology at Crafton Hills and CSU San Bernardino after leaving the Navy. Survivors include daughters Dana and Kim; two grandsons; mother Marion Jensen and his sister Patty Jensen Frost. His father Arthur M Jensen (2011) and his sister Mary Ann Jensen (2005) precede him in death. A Memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 25 at 4:00pm; First Baptist Church of Redlands, 51 West Olive Ave., Redlands. Burial at Sea will be private. Published in Redlands Daily Facts on August 20, 2013
Robert L. Nelson, 83, a long time resident of Two Creeks, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2013, after a long illness. He was born in Minnesota on October 28, 1929, and joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 17. He served on both surface ships and submarines. In May of 1952, while serving on the USS Petrel (ASR 14), he qualified and was certified as a Deep Sea Diver. He was accepted into the Nuclear Power Program in 1958 and served on Nuclear submarines until his retirement after 20 years of service and retired as a Master Chief. He came to Wisconsin and worked at the Point Beach Nuclear Plant for 12 years. He then went to work for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and served as Senior Resident Inspector at the Kewaunee Nuclear Plant. During his tenure he traveled extensively to other Nuclear plants around the country while serving in the NRC. He was elected "Inspector of the Year" in 1986. The following year he was invited by the International Atomic Energy Association to accompany this esteemed group to Germany for a three week inspection of their Nuclear Plant program. After retiring from the NRC, he was asked to accept a job as Special Projects Manager to the Vice President at Wisconsin Public Service. After that he went into consulting until finally retiring for good. His hobbies were golf, gardening, carpentry, and farming. He leaves behind his wife Elsie, of 55 years, their cat Anabelle, 3 sisters, many nieces, and nephews, and good friends. Relatives and friends may call after 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2013, at the Lambert-Eckert Funeral Home in Mishicot, until 1:15 p.m. at which time Military rites will be accorded by the Mishicot VFW Kempen-Staudinger-Terens Post #7753. Entombment will follow in the Knollwood Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to The Wounded Warrier Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on August 20, 2013
Paul Louis Sramek Jr., passed away August 15, 2013. He was a resident of Dallas with a long career in the floor covering industry. He was afflicted with a rare neuromuscular disease known as Kennedy's Disease but always kept a positive attitude and high spirits with an uncompromising deter-mination. Paul was a source of strength and inspiration to those who knew him. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy, Submarine Service and loved the water. One of his favorite past times was maintaining his sailboat at Lake Texoma and sailing the Caribbean with his buddies. Paul is survived by his wife Kathryn, daughters Allison, London England, Brooke Sramek Bray, San Francisco, CA, son Jay, Oswego, KS, and 3 brothers and 3 sisters. A Memorial in Paul's honor will be held 11a.m., Wednesday, August 21st at First United Methodist Church, 1928 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that a donation be made to the Kennedy's Disease Association at www.kennedysdisease.org Published in Dallas Morning News on August 20, 2013
John Frederick William V Wannow, 57 of Conyers, GA died August 17, 2013. Mr. Wannow served his country for 10 years in the Navy aboard the Nuclear Submarine U.S.S. Stonewall Jackson; he loved his Lord and family. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Frederick William Wannow IV and Elisabeth Ann Wannow; wife, Brenda Wannow; and sister, Margaret Suzanne Bailey. He is survived by sons & daughter-in-law, James & Erin Wannow, William Wannow and Michael Wannow, all of Wichita, KS; daughters & sons-in-law, Sarah and Jeremy Turman, Stockbridge, Katlin & Kendrick Turner, Conyers; 2 grandchildren, Braydon Wannow and Ethan Turner-Doll; sister, Nancy Hill, Redmond, WA; numerous nieces & nephews; the Sibley & Nesbit families; and many beloved friends. Memorial services will be held Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Epiphany Lutheran Church with Pastor Craig Storlie officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Scot Ward's Funeral Services. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Georgia Sheriffs Youth Homes, P.O. Box 1000, Stockbridge, GA 30281. Condolences may be submitted on-line at www.scotward.com. Scot Ward Funeral Services, 699 American Legion Rd., Conyers, GA 30012, 770-483-7216. Published in The Wichita Eagle on August 20, 2013
George T. Wolle, 92, of Bethlehem, died Sunday, August 18, 2013 at the Hospice House of St. Luke's. He was born October 24, 1920 in Colesville, PA; son of the late Walter and Charlotte (Van Billiard) Wolle. Personal: George was a graduate of Bethlehem High School and proudly served his country in the US Navy from 1940-1946. He graduated from submarine school in New London, CT. During WWII he served aboard the submarine USS Gato in the Pacific Theatre following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Between January 1943 and April 1944 the Gato undertook five war patrols in enemy controlled waters, sinking 13 Japanese ships and damaging 5 others. The crew of the Gato received a Presidential Citation. While in Brisbane Australia undergoing repairs and restocking of the sub, George met Audrey Jackson. They married on July 3, 1943. George helped commission the new sub USS Trutta and returned to duty in Japanese waters, highlighted by the rescue of a U.S. pilot off the coast of Japan. George was discharged in July of 1946 as Chief Yeoman. Decorations included Asiatic-Pacific (4), American Theatre, American Defense, Good Conduct and the World War II Victory Medals. He was the husband to his devoted wife of 70 years, Audrey (Jackson) Wolle of Bethlehem and father to the late George T. Wolle, Jr. who died in 1996 and Karen, wife of Rod Apple of Aiken, SC. George will be dearly missed by his grandchildren, Kathryn Francis and her husband Robert and their children, Sam and Will of Chardon, OH; Dr. Kimberly Apple and her husband Douglas Kugley and their daughter, Brynley of Tampa, FL and Kristen Apple-Dunne and her husband Kevin Dunne and their son, Liam of Costa Mesa, CA. Memorials: Arrangements have been entrusted to The Connell Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 514 3rd Ave. Bethlehem, PA 18018 on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 10-11 AM with a service to immediately follow in the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. Condolences may be offered online at www.connellfuneral.com Published in The Express Times from August 19 to August 20, 2013
Albert L. Jeffers, noted philanthropist, horse breeder, and retired attorney, died Saturday, August 10, 2013, in McAllen, Texas after a long illness. He is survived by Mary Lea Jeffers, his wife; Adele Jeffers Everett, daughter; Paul W. Everett, son-in-law; Joel C. Everett, grandson; Lane M. Everett, Joel's wife; Isaac J. Everett, grandson; Katie Everett, Isaac's wife; Miles A. Everett and Nathan A. Everett, great-grandsons; as well as nephews Gary Jeffers and Robert Jeffers. Mr. Jeffers was predeceased by Daniel B. and Martha Belle Jeffers, parents; John and Gerald Jeffers, brothers; Wilma Jeffers, sister-in-law; and Dr. Wallace Duncan, cousin. Albert L. Jeffers was born February 12, 1925 in Duff, Indiana. He attended school in Huntingburg, Indiana, and graduated from Bosse High School in Evansville, Indiana. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946, earning his Dolphins, traveled through the Panama Canal on the sub tender Pelias, joined the crew of the Threadfin on Midway, and served in the last major naval battle of WWII with the Japanese navy on April 5, 1945. He finished as a crew member of the Menhaden, where he was selected as the enlisted man to welcome Admiral Nimitz aboard when he resigned his position as commander of the South Pacific. Mr. Jeffers married Mary Lea Miles on June 6, 1948 in Evansville, Indiana, graduated from the University of Evansville in 1949 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Technology, and graduated from George Washington University Law School with a JD in 1952. He began his legal career working for Bowser, Inc. in Fort Wayne, IN as their in-house patent attorney. He was the founding and senior partner of Jeffers, Hoffman, and Niewyk, a law firm in Fort Wayne, Indiana, specializing in intellectual property law. He was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, and tried several cases there. Starting with six standardbred race horses inherited by his wife, he built a state and nationally recognized horse breeding farm (Mary Lea Jeffers Farm) in Flat Rock, Illinois, noted for its fast trotters and pacers. He was a member of the American Bar Association, Indiana Bar Association, Allen County Bar Association, United States Trotting Association, Illinois Harness Horsemen Association, Farm Bureau Association, Fort Wayne Rotary, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and a trustee of the University of Evansville since 1965. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne, IN and First United Methodist Church in McAllen, TX. He was also a member and former president of Club Olympia in Fort Wayne, IN, and a member of the Fort Wayne Country Club and the McAllen Country Club. He belonged to the American Legion, the U.S. Submarine Veterans of WWII, and served as Republican Precinct Committeeman in Fort Wayne, IN during the 1960s and 1970s. After retirement in 1990, Mr. Jeffers began spending part of each year as a Winter Texan in McAllen. He became a friend of the University of Texas Pan-American, donating at that time, the largest gift ever given by an individual to the university. The Albert L. Jeffers Theater was named in his honor. A philanthropist by nature, Mr. Jeffers made a gift of his childhood farm in Indiana as a nature preserve to the people of Huntingburg. He believed in the power of education to solve many of society's ills and made large gifts to his alma mater, the University of Evansville, as well as sponsoring numerous scholarships for students. Funeral services for Mr. Jeffers will be held at 11:00 a.m., E.D.T., on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the Nass & Son Funeral Home, 208 N. Main Street, in Huntingburg, Indiana, with burial to follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Huntingburg. The V.F.W. Post #2366 Memorial Detail will conduct military graveside rites. The Rev. Ken Harrison and Isaac Everett will officiate the services. Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 3:00-7:00 p.m., on Friday, August 23rd. Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared online at: www.nassandson.com Memorials in Mr. Jeffers' memory may be made to the: Jeffers Nature Preserve c/o Huntingburg Foundation, 309 N. Geiger Street, Huntingburg, IN, 47542; University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714; University of Texas Pan-American Foundation, 1201 West University, Edinburg, TX 78540; or to the First United Methodist Church of McAllen, 4200 N. McColl Road, McAllen, TX 78504. Published in Courier Press on August 20, 2013
Lawson Selby, died August 1, 2013 in Palm Desert, CA. He was the son of Young and Naomi Penland Selby. He was born in 1927 in St. Helena, CA and was just a toddler when his father died. His mother later married Cornelius Grigsby and they had one daughter, Connie. Lawson graduated early from Napa High School so he could enter WW ll where he became a submariner. In high school he played football and basketball. He loved dancing and his specialty was the samba. He and his dance partner were scheduled for an out of area competition until a knee injury sidelined their performance, and his basketball playing days. Lawson retired from Mendocino College in 1987 as the director of plant and auxiliary services. Through the years he enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, reading and dancing. His smoked trout was a savored treat among family and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, sister, and wife, Joy. He is survived by his stepdaughter, NaaNue. Lawson will be entombed in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Please honor his life in your own special way. A memorial donation in Lawson's name to your favorite charity would be appreciated. Arrangements under direction Eversole Mortuary. Published in Ukiah Daily Journal on August 20, 2013
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Worked with Bob Nelson for all of the 12 years he spent at Point Beach Nuclear Plant. We had also attended Westinghouse Reactor Operator Training in Waltz Mills, Saxton and Monroeville, Pennsylvania in 1967. He was one of the original shift superintendents. In the Navy he was E-9 Chief IC (SS).
Sober thought. I am the last remaining of the original Shift Superintendents. Damn, makes me feel vulnerable.
Anyway, Rest In Peace Bob. Kindest thoughts to Elsie.
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Location: East Coast of Wisconsin
|Subject: RE: Tuesday Obits|
Attended the service for Bob. Bob was buried in his Chief's uniform. American Legion with the salute and taps and presentation of the colors to the widow. Very well done. Luncheon at Fox Hills Resort. Wine provided for a toast to Bob.
Off for the Last Patrol. Good bye Bob and RIP. We have the watch.
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