Saturday, May 21, 2016

Rest In Peace: Jim Inwood '68 1944-2016

(Our Class of '73 Jeanine Daniels Inwood's Husband)

*Thanks to Gayle Ellis for this information*

James Howard Inwood, 71, of Milton, WI passed away early on Monday, May 16, 2016 at his home.  Jim was born on May 25, 1944 in Evergreen Park, IL to the late Howard and Esther (Lusk) Inwood.  At the age of 8, Jim lost his hearing after suffering spinal meningitis.  He attended Grayslake High School in Grayslake, IL, graduating in 1962.  Jim then attended Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, graduating in 1968 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and a minor in Physical Education.  He would also meet Jeanine Ann Daniels while attending Gallaudet and they would get married on August 6, 1971 in Brighton, WI.  Jim worked from 1968 to 1979 at Renwood Country Club in Round Lake, IL as a Superintendent of Greens.  It was then that Jim and Jeanie moved to Wisconsin where Jim worked for the Caterpillar Plant in Edgerton until 1983, then continued his education at Blackhawk Technical College and UW-Whitewater.  In 1986, he started working as a Letter Carrier for the Janesville Post Office until his retirement in 2013, having all his fellow employees become his extended family.  Jim and Jeanie also worked as Sign Language Instructors for 41 years at local Technical Colleges.  Jim was a member of the Southern Lakes Association of the Deaf and the Midwest Deaf Golf Association.  He loved watching all the Illinois sports teams: life long Bears fan, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs, and even the Fighting Illini teams.  He was an avid golfer, model train collector, bird watcher and feeder, boater and fisherman, and loved nothing more than sitting around a fire with his family.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Jeanine Inwood; 3 children: Jacqueline Inwood, Jeffrey Inwood, Jay (Ashley Thompson) Inwood; 4 grandchildren: Madison, Rowan, and Ryker Inwood, Cooper Inwood; 2 sisters: Mary Ann (Max) Cisne, Nancy (Jeremy) Street; and many nieces, nephews, and close friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 7 PM at the Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Milton on Monday, May 23, 2016, with Fr. Christopher Klusman officiating and signing.  Visitation will be held on Monday at the funeral home from 4 PM until the start of the services.  Interpreters and signers will be present for the visitation and services. 


Deaf Snow Birds: Class of 73ers in North Arizona!

***Thanks to Brian Kilpatrick for the news and pictures!***
We enjoyed being with the camp group for the first time.  Besides of that, we went to a few sites (city, ghost town and National parks, etc.).  Glad that the weather was cool and nice.

1. Deaf Snowbirds flyer  with the date

2.  April 5 Verde Canyon Railroad Ride
     Gene Fischer and Brian Kilpatrick
     waiting to board the group in First class train ride

3.  April 7  Sedona ATV Logo
     Brian K
     The group  in half way ride for the rest stop

                                                                                                                           4. April 8  Farewell BBQ Dinner - Group of 7
       Gene Fischer
       Diane ( Kelpenski) Holte
       Larry Whitworth
       Patty (Draxler) Krohn
       Karen (Hansen) Whitworth
       Brian Kilpatrick
       Sharon (Gordon) Hayes

Note from Ron Gough, 45th Anniversary Reunion Chairperson

Copied from Gallaudet Class of 73 Facebook:

Hi, 73ers ... I did not forget you in regard of our 45th Reunion in Sedona, Arizona in Spring 2018. Will post more information later.