Silent Key

Silent Key: Gloria Palmer KB9UNR

Gloria Palmer, KB9UNR, the wife of Mike Palmer, N9FEB passed away Saturday, March 26 after fighting a long, hard battle with heart related issues.

Many of you who volunteered for Events in Marion County may remember her as she checked you in for training and handed out the event t-shirts. Gloria always made the comment, “I got my license to shut Mike up!”

The Funeral will be held on Wednesday, April 6, with viewing between 4pm & 6pm and the Service at 6pm. The location is Flanner & Buchanan Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery at 9700 Allisonville Rd., Indianapolis, IN.

Silent Key: Rick Turner KB9NZY

Richard “Rick” Allen Turner passed away early in the morning on February 8th, 2022.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 12PM at Washington Park East Cemetery.

Silent Key: John Willenbrock N9UE

John Charles Willenbrock, 82, of Fishers, Indiana passed away peacefully January 17, 2022. He developed a love of electronics at a young age, attended Brooklyn Technical High School, and Concordia College in Bronxville, New York. At Valparaiso University he earned a degree in Electronics Engineering. John worked for 38 years at Naval Avionics Center (later Raytheon) where he was involved in research and development.

Silent Key: John Lee W9GRE

From The Indianapolis Star:

Indianapolis - John J. Lee, 90, of Indianapolis, passed away on March 26, 2021. John was born to the late Herbert and Marge Lee on May 23, 1930.

John graduated from Cathedral High School in 1948. He attended Butler University and graduated from Purdue University with a degree in engineering. He was a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers. John served in the United States Army from 1951-1953. He was stationed in Japan during the Korean War.

Silent Key: Linda Card N9WO

Linda Gail (Smith) Card, 68, of Greenfield, IN passed away on November 14, 2020. Linda was born in Indianapolis, IN on December 10, 1951 to parents, Willie E. and Bonnie Pauline (Rush) Smith. She was a graduate of Howe High School and went on to earn her master's degree in Business Administration from Indiana Central College. During her career, Linda worked as a collection's specialist at Community Hospital East.

Silent Key: Richard Gerber K9RAG

From Mike Palmer N9FEB:

K9RAG, Richard Gerber, was known widely across Marion County on the air. He was always there to share his opinion, as others did.
Richard was active in most of the ham radio assisted operating events such as the Mini Marathon, 500 Festival Parade, ADA Tour-de-Cure, Indianapolis Half Marathon, along with others.

He hung out on the 146.700 Repeater and was very active with Skywarn, mostly being the liaison from the local net on the 146.760 to the central Indiana net on the 146.970.


Silent Key: Merle R. "Bud" Young KB9PDM

Merle "Bud" R. Young, 83, of Noblesville, passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at his home in Noblesville. He was born on April 12, 1936 to Harold and Gladys (Hensley) Young in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Merle worked as an independent appraiser for insurance companies and was the owner of A. Young Enterprises. He was a member of Church at the Crossing. Merle was a member of Prospect Masonic Lodge F&AM #714 and the Handicapped Travel Club. He was active in amateur radio. Merle enjoyed fishing and traveling. He loved his family

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