A Message From Susan Dedman
This is to all of Winslow High School Alumni who came to the luncheons every month. We are still going to have them starting Friday March 16, 2018 12 noon CT at Carousel Restaurant. Please share this and pass the word around or if you know someone please call them. I’m doing this in honor of my husband John D. Dedman as this is what he would want for us to keep it going. RSVP to: email@example.com or call 812-204-1932 by Thursday, March 15, 2018 to help us with a head count. Hope to see you there and bring an Alumni or a friend.
There are no words to express our sorrow for the loss of this great Winslow Eskimo. John has kept WHS alive in the hearts and memories of so many Eskimos for years. His work on this website has been tremendous. From the IHSAA to the grandchild of an Eskimo, John’s work on the glory days before class basketball and the WHS alumni has been read far and wide. Cary and I plan to keep the spirit of John in our hearts and carry on with the webpage to the best of our abilities and they way John would have wanted it.
John David Dedman, 81, of Evansville, Indiana passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Hamilton Pointe in Newburgh, Indiana.
He was born in Winslow, Indiana on July 10, 1936 to the late John Milton and Vivian Lucille (McCord) Dedman. John graduated from Winslow High School, Class of 1954.
He began his career at the Winslow, Indiana Post Office, March 01, 1955 as a parttime clerk and later transferred to the Evansville Indiana Post Office. John later transferred out carrying mail until he was promoted into management as Manager Postal Employment and Training. Later he was detailed out to the Central Region, Chicago to work on a new training program for Multi Machine Letter Sorters to where he traveled to all the larger cities of the Central Region in installing and training those cities to use the Computer Assisted Keyboard Training. Then he returned to Evansville Post Office as Manager Employment and Training. He retired from the Postal Service in October 1992. John was a member of Reed Masonic Lodge# 316, Evansville, Indiana.
John is survived by his wife, Susan (Scanlon) Dedman of Evansville, IN; son, Darren Dedman (Becky) of Dardenne of Prairie, MO; daughter-in-law, Joan A. Dedman of Ashburn, VA; step daughter, Carrie Dunham (Tony) of Nicholasville, KY; sister, Mary Jane Smith of Evansville, IN; brother, Joe Dedman (Libby) of Petersburg, IN; grandsons, Grant, Zackary and Derek Dedman, and Cody Ritchey; granddaughters, Wesley Dedman, Elizabeth Sparks (John) and Makayla Ritchey. Also surviving are 6 nephews and 5 nieces.
John was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Alice Faye Green; his parents; a son, David A. Dedman and a step son, Drew Miller.
A Masonic service and celebration of John’s life officiated by Reed Masonic Lodge #316 and Pastor Steve Clayton will be held at 4:00 PM on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Ave., Evansville, IN 47711.
Friends may visit from 12:00 Noon until service time on Sunday at Browning Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Winslow High School Alumni Association, 4958 N. Park Lane Dr., Petersburg, IN 47567.
Condolences may be made online at www.browningfuneral.com.
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Next Evansville Area WHS Alumni Luncheon – Friday – March 16, 2017 – more info to follow.
We have moved to a new location for our future luncheons – They will be held at the Carousel Restaurant at 5115 Monroe Ave, Evansville
Please join us at 12:00 Noon CDT – Friday, March 16, 2018 and bring an Alumni or a friend. We will meet in their side room and you have an ample menu to select from. RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 812-455-6998 – by Thursday, March 15, 2018 to help us with a head count. Hope to see you there.
Next WHS Alumni Banquet – Oct 6, 2018
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The WHS ALUMNI listings of all Winslow High School students (listed by Class Year) has been completed and added to this website. You can find it by clicking on the WHS ALUMNI link which appears above at the top. For anyone having trouble finding links and material on this website – all ITEMS and LINKS are at the top of the pages. Look across the top of the pages for lines to click on that will take you to the different sections. If the lines do not show at the top – then click on the SHADED small box in the middle at the top and the lines will open up.
Also there is a quick way to return to the top of pages: Look for the box which has the ^ symbol at the right bottom of most pages. Clicking on it will move you back to the top of the page.
MOST RECENT WINSLOW HIGH GRADUATES OBITS
PRIOR LISTINGS OF EARLIER WHS OBITS CAN BE FOUND
IN THE LINK CALLED “WHS OBITUARIES”
Little Known Honor for Winslow’s Dick Farley: Submitted by Hugh Schaefer, Basketball Historian, who has often provided this website with interesting basketball stories : Back in 1949 and 1950 when Winslow and Terre Haute had outstanding teams, with outstanding players, Winslow’s Dick Farley, and Terre Haute having outstanding twins, Arley and Harley Andrews. All of Indiana knew about these three outstanding players. Four years later in 1954, there was a family that lived west of Farmersburg, IN in Sullivan county, Mr. & Mrs. Carter Drake. and also basketball fans that had triplet boys. who named their three triplets, FARLEY (for Dick Farley); ARLEY (for Arley Andrews), and HARLEY (for Harley Andrews). Winslow and Farmersburg were in the 1954 regional but did not play each other. This was a pretty big deal to have a baby named after you in this manner. Sixty years ago this year. Dick Farley was an alumni of Winslow High School in 1950 and also played basketball for IU and the Detroit Pistons.
Any WHS class planning a reunion is asked to send the information to this website so we can help you spread the word on your reunion. Anyone having photos of their class or group which hold reunions is encouraged to submit their photos to this website for publication. Photos will be returned to you or you can send in – jpg, gif, tif, files via e-mail . Send them to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
John has a new phone number. You can reach him at: 812-455-6998 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can reach Rose at: email@example.com and you can reach Cary Bailey at: firstname.lastname@example.org
At time we will be displaying old photos from the past of WHS on our blog. Check the categories link on the top for the blog posts. If you have old photos you would like to share – contact us as above.
The Winslow Eskimos from Winslow High School, Winslow, Indiana have been around since 1911 and were in existence until end of school year 1974.
Your help has made www.jddedman.com and www.winsloweskimos.com one of the most popular basketball information websites on the Winslow Eskimos on the internet. Your loyalty means a lot. We hope to continue it here with www.winsloweskimos.com. This Official Winslow Eskimo website shall always be dedicated to the Alumni of Winslow High School, their basketball players, cheerleaders, coaches, teachers, and friends who helped make little small Winslow a big name in Indiana High School basketball for many years.