In Memory

John Espenlaub

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02/05/16 02:35 PM #1    

Victor Yehling

John was a bookish kind of guy who wanted to be part of what was happening (like many of us). I had a few classes with him over the years, and we both worked as pages in the Southwest Branch Library.

Our senior year, John and I decided we wanted to have a "color guard" for the football homecoming game, so we outfitted ourselves in black trousers, shirts and ties and sewed an Indian head on the left sleeve. The night of the game, we took the school and U.S. flags from the school auditorium stage and drove them over to Interscholastic Stadium at Southeast and set them up in stands that we held in place with cement blocks from under the bleachers. When the national anthem was played, we assumed our stance at the edge of the field and held the flags for the duration.

He apparently passed away in September 2009, according to a death notice that came up on a Google search. He was a really nice guy.


02/06/16 09:40 AM #2    

Fred Goodman

Last fall I received an email from his family that he died from ALS.


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