Silent Key

Silent Key: Jeff Skinner NN7C

From Brent Walls N9BA:

This morning (August 26, 2018) our friend Jeff Skinner NN7C became a Silent Key.

Jeff was admitted to Methodist Hospital earlier this week and was fortunate enough to be surrounded by loved ones in his final days.

Jeff was one of the most considerate, generous, and sincere people I have known in my life. Jeff genuinely enjoyed helping others whether it was with a project or at a Public Service Event using his radio skills.

Silent Key: Peter Lenges KA9SWI

Peter J. Lenges III, 72, of Nineveh, died Friday, April 21, 2017 in Nineveh.

He was born Oct. 23, 1945, to Joseph and Opal (Brunson) Lenges, in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Peter was an Army veteran and worked as an electrical engineer at Crane Naval Center for 25 years. He enjoyed being a ham radio operator and was well known for that in his community. Peter liked working on genealogies and coin collecting. He was a firearm and Mopar enthusiast. Peter loved fishing, hunting, and all varieties of hot sauce.

Silent Key: Bruce Swenson N9BOO

Bruce Swenson, 69, of Indianapolis, passed away May 23, 2016. Bruce was born in Canton, Illinois, on April 26, 1947 to the late, Russell V. and Helen (Cavanaugh) Swenson. He retired from Navistar in 2009, after 44 years of service. He later went on to work for Eli Lily. He was a Commander of the V.F.W. Post #261, and member of the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, skiing, and motorcycles.

Silent Key: Jerry Skoll KC9DTB

It is with great sadness that we pass along the word that Jerry Skoll, KC9DTB became a Silent Key on Feb 13, 2016, losing his battle with cancer.

Jerry was past President of the Indianapolis Radio Club, having served in that position in 2011 and 2012.

One of Jerry's favorite things to do was to captain boats to far away places for those who owned them but did not want to sail them that far distance. He would always get on HF and look to talk to us locals from those boats.

Silent Key: Bill Goodall K9DBY

It is with great sadness that we pass along the word that Bill Goodall K9DBY became a Silent Key on Jan 3rd.

The Calling is at 10am with the Service to begin at 11am, on Saturday, Jan 9th.
Location is the Flanner & Buchanan Broad Ripple Mortuary, 1305 Broad Ripple Ave., Indpls., IN.

Wild Bill will be missed.

Silent Key: John Cheeley W9ELF

John Cheeley W9ELF passed away Sunday, November 16, after a short hospitalization. He is survived by his wife.

Visitation will be at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Home, US31 South, Greenwood on Wednesday, November 19, from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral Service will be Thursday, the 20th, at 1 p.m. in Ransford Chapel, Indiana Masonic Home Administration Building, with visitation one hour before the service.

Silent Key: Mark Burch WJ9T

Mark K. Burch passed away on October 16, 2014, at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis.

Mark was born on October 24, 1947, in Indianapolis to Roger and Lola Kendall Burch. Mark grew up and lived all his life in Broad Ripple. He was a Free Mason and an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed motorcycles, bicycling and ham radio.

Calling will be Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 3:00-4:00 pm with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 4:00 p.m. at Dunnichay Funeral Home in Elwood, Indiana.

Silent Key: Stan Kidwell KC9CTQ

Stan Kidwell passed away on Jan. 26, 2014. He had been an electrician for Allison Transmission and was a member of the American Legion, Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society, and UAW #933. Visitation will be Sat. Feb. 1, 2014 from 10 am to 11 am at Matthews Mortuary, Brownsburg with memorial services there at 11 am. Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

Silent Key: Rod Bradway KC9PFW

Rod Bradway KC9PFW passed away Friday, September 20, 2013.

Silent Key: Joe Lobraico K9OOA

Joseph E. Lobraico 87, Indianapolis, passed away on June 5, 2013.

Joseph attended Arsenal Technical High school, became store manager for Lobraico Pharmacy, and later began working for Allison Transmission. Joseph was a WWII Veteran and was a member of the Masons, Shriners, Scottish Rite, American Legion, VFW. He was also a member of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL, his amateur radio sign was K9OOA) and the Gatling Gun Club. In his free time he enjoyed amateur radio, and spending time with his family.

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