Both Jim, born December 7, 1946, and Linda Volk, born September 15, 1947, were born and raised in Decatur County and both graduated from Greensburg Community High School. Jim graduated from Purdue University in 1969, worked shortly, and was soon after drafted into the army. Linda graduated from Ball State in 1969 and finished her
Will and Dot Ricke were both born and raised in Decatur County. Dot was from Greensburg and actually lived in her family’s home that was behind where Walgreens and Chili’s are currently located just to the west of State Road Three entering town from the north. Dot attended St. Mary’s school and Oldenburg Academy and
Henry and Ruby Ernstes have spent most of their lives in Greensburg, but they did not originate from the area. Henry was born in Houston, Texas in 1914 and Ruby was born in Dayton, TN in 1913. Both of them eventually migrated to our community and met while Henry was in the Decatur County Memorial
Robert L. Browning was born on August 9, 1935. He met his met his wife while attending college at Anderson University. Robert was in the seminary and both he and his wife, Doris, moved to Greensburg on August 1, 1961. This same year he became the pastor at the First Church of God in Greensburg.
On behalf of my late father, Clifford E. Springmeyer, and my mother, Josephine K. Springmeyer I am happy to answer your questions. My father was born in Greensburg, Indiana on January 17, 1927 and lived there until he joined the military at around age twenty. While stationed in Alaska, he met my mother who was
Both Sheldon and Elizabeth Smith were from the county, and both were very active in the community. In an interview with Daryl Smith, their youngest son, he kept stressing that education was very important to his family. His mother was a graduate of Purdue University and a Greensburg Kindergarten teacher. His father was a graduate
In 2006, Bill Ernstes approached Larry Myer with a very philanthropic idea that he felt they needed to put forward. They are both active alumni of the Greensburg Community High School Class of 1961 and felt that it was there time to begin giving back to a community that had given so much to them.
Bonnie Springmeyer, a city girl from Greensburg, as her husband n Vincent Springmeyer explained to me, really adapted well to farm life and enjoyed herself after the two married. Vincent commented,“She was definitely the prettiest truck driver, driving corn into town that you ever could see”. In 2000, Bonnie was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and
If there ever was a name to be given to one of the most influential people in Decatur Counties’ history, it could easily be Walter B. Lowe. Born in Greensburg on November 22, 1896, Walter was a graduate of Greensburg Community High School and Indiana University. He graduated early to leave for training during World
Virginia Miller Carney, daughter of Wilhemina (Jacob) and Joe (Joseph G.) Miller was born and raised in Greensburg. She moved with her husband, James O. Carney to Morristown, IN, in the early 1950’s. There she was a homemaker. She returned to her beloved hometown after Jim’s death in 1974 and pursued a dual career managing