Quilts of Valor presented to county veterans
Monday, 12 June 2017 19:48

Updated

Quiltsof Valor were presented to over 80 Pulaski County military veterans Saturday afternoon (June 10), at the Winamac Community High School auditorium. This was the fifth year for the local project.

The national program began in 2003, originating in the sewing room of a U.S. soldier's mom in Delaware.

Quilts of Valor were presented to over 80 Pulaski County military veterans Saturday afternoon, June 10, at the Winamac Community High School auditorium. Many of the 2017 quilts were displayed at the Winamac Christian Church over the recent Memorial Day weekend.

The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.

QOVF has become a national grassroots community service effort, connecting the home-front with the country's wounded combat warriors and veterans.

Pulaski County has dozens of women who love to make quilt tops. They are loosely organized through clubs, churches and social media, and many have joined together to participate in the Quilts of Valor program.

"What a great community we have here in Pulaski County, Indiana," said Gayle Conner, one of the local event's organizers. "Thank you to the many businesses and individuals in our community who made donations to help us accomplish our vision.' Many willing hands, young and old, helped plan, cut, press, sew and bind these beautiful quilts with love, prayers and healing thoughts in every stitch."

A Quilt of Valor is a generous lap-sized quilt, made by a quilt-topper (the piecer) of quality fabrics, and finished by a machine quilter. After it has been bound, washed, labeled and wrapped in a presentation case, it is ready to be awarded.

The local ladies organized Saturday's program, which began with the Presentation of Colors by Boy Scout Troop 229..

See photos of the quilt presentations on the PulaskiPost.com Facebook page.

 

The 2017 quilts were presented as follows:

Veteran: Don Albrecht
 Donor: Rusty & Carl Federer, Chuck & Barb Knarr
 Made by: Rachel Foster

Veteran: Darrell Allen
Donor: In Memory of Bill Braun
Made by: Linda Doll

Veteran: Dillar Ames
Donor: Johnson's Service & Performance, Kenny & Anne Holbrook, Johnson's Legacy Custom Bldg.
Made by: Anne Holbrook, Jennifer Johnson

Veteran: John Beeler
Donor: Patricia Larkin
Made by: Gayle Conner

Veteran: Roger Boer
Donor: Don & Cathy Wegner, Carol Zaley
Made by: Linda Doll & Brenda Finnegan

Veteran: Sandy Brady
Donor: Chuck & Barb Knarr
Made by: Barbara Kleinofen

Veteran: James Brown
Donor: Anonymous
Made by: Lenora Hoover

Veteran: Laura Bucinski
Donor: Judy & Vic Heater
Made by: Gayle Conner

Veteran: Mike Buchanan

Donor: Robert & Joyce Kellie
Made by: Ann Fagner

Veteran: Patrick Casey
Donor: Frain Mortuary 
Made by: Bev Stevenson

Veteran: Dan Conner 
Donor: John & Gayle Conner, Nancy & Arnold Brandt 
Made by: Gayle Conner

Veteran: Howard Cords 
Donor: Betty Kruger 
Made by: Betty Kruger

Veteran: Jacob Crist 
Donor: Joyce McKinley & Kathy Crist 
Made by: Edith DePoy & Kathy Crist

Veteran: Stanley Czech 
Donor: Frain Mortuary 
Made by Gayle Conner

Veteran: Abby Daniels
Donor: Jennifer & Tim Zimmer 
Made by: Mary Ortman

Veteran: Curt Daugherty 
Donor: Mike & Beth McClure 
Made by: Jan Smith & Mary Shurn

Veteran: Harry DePoy 
Donor: David & Shirley Caseley 
Made by: Jan Moore

Veteran: Sewell Dunn 
Donor: Winamac American Legion Post 71 
Made by: Ann Fagner

Veteran: Lary Eber 
Donor: Keller Insurance, Fremont & Shirley Hoover 
Made by: Mary Ortman

Veteran: Garry Fitz 
Donor: Don & Hannah Dommer, James Fredel 
Made by: Linda Doll

Veteran: Ed Fleury 
Donor: David & Betty Oberg 
Made by: Jan Moore

Veteran: James Fritz 
Donor: Darl & Linda Fritz 
Made by: Linda Fritz

Veteran: Steve Fulmer 
Donor: Katherine Brogdon Family 
Made by Mary Ortman

Veteran: Marcia Galbreath 
Donor: In Memory of Juan Knarr 
Made by: Margaret Steinacker

Veteran: Devon Garling
Donor: In Memory of Bill Braun 
Made by: Linda Doll

Veteran: Dwight Goble 
Donor: In Memory of Juan Knarr 
Made by: Mary Ortman

Veteran: Melvin Good 
Donor: Brad & Jan Moore 
Made by: Jan Moore

Veteran: James Gordon (In Memory)
Donor: Frain Mortuary
Made by: Anne Holbrook

Veteran: Mark Gordon 
Donor: Frain Mortuary 
Made by: Bethel Bible Quilters

Veteran: Brandon Graham (In Memory)
Donor: Robert Clark 
Made by: Bryn Zellers

Veteran: Cary Guyer 
Donor: Bill Kocher 
Made by: Sharon Litke

Veteran: Don Hale 
Donor: Winamac VFW & Ladies Auxiliary
Made by: Sharon Litke

Veteran: Marcia Hayden

Donor: Doug & Lenora Hoover, Blue Hoover Music, Hoover Construction
Made by: Lenora Hoover

Veteran: Vic Heater
Donor: Judy Heater
Made by: Gayle Conner

Veteran: Raymond Henry
Donor: Rana Parish & Greg Henry
Made by: Barbara Kleinofen

Veteran: Paul Hettinger
Donor: Larry & Janet Stout
Made by: Pam Burger, Peach Roth, Monica O'Connor

Veteran: Edward Hilton
Donor: Brenda Dommer
Made by: Brenda Dommer

Veteran: Robert Hilton
Donor: Brenda Dommer
Made by: Brenda Dommer

Veteran: Cash Holbrook
Donor: Kenny & Anne Holbrook, Johnson Legacy Custom Building
Made by: Anne Holbrook, Jennifer & Abigail Holbrook

Veteran: Ron Hooker
Donor: Betty Kruger
Made by: Betty Kruger

Veteran: Joe Hoover
Donor: Star City American Legion Ladies Auxiliary
Made by: Bev Stevenson

Veteran: Jerry Howe
Donor: Winamac American Legion Post 71
Made by: Mary Ortman

Veteran: Steve Jackson
Donor: Niteliters Extension Homemakers Club
Made by: Bev Stevenson

Veteran: William Jones
Donor: Jerry & Connie Jones
Made by: Patti Goodrich

Veteran: Ray Katschke
Donor: Standard Industrial Supply
Made by: Jan Moore

Veteran: Rex Kiser
Donor: Ralph & Barb Kiser, George & Nancy Bechtel, Dolly Miller, Dick & Ruth Wentz
Made by: Gayle Conner

Veteran: George Kline
Donor: Star City American Legion Ladies Auxiliary
Made by: Bev Stevenson

Veteran: Gerald Kruger
Donor: Jan Smith
Made by: Jan Smith & Mary Shurn

Veteran: Sidney Leman
Donor: Francesville American Legion, Happy Homemakers Extension Club
Made by: Mary Ortman

Veteran: Mike McClure
Donor: Jerome & Rea Keller
Made by Ann Fagner

Veteran: Philip Meyer
Donor: Jennifer & Tim Zimmer
Made by: Patti Goodrich

Veteran: Dan Murphy
Donor: Rex & Nancy Allman
Made by: Gayle Conner

Veteran: Richard Overmyer
Donor: Tom & Barb White, Aaron & Tasha Campbell, Don & Jean Thompson
Made by: Edith DePoy

Veteran: Jim Price, Sr.
Donor: Bob & Kathy Price, Doug & Susan Brucker
Made by: Ann Fagner

Veteran: Bill Rater
Donor: In Memory of Bill Ledford
Made by: Edith DePoy

Veteran: Jerald Reutebuch
Donor: Jeff & Jackie Hadley
Made by: Phyllis Kramer

Veteran: Martin Reutebuch
Donor: Kenn & Doreen Knarr
Made by: Gayle Conner

Veteran: Fred Richter
Donor: Eddie Ploss
Made by: Eddie Ploss

Veteran: Don Robinson
Donor: Sherman & Carol Gumz
Made by: Jan Smith & Mary Shurn

Veteran: Jim Rose
Donor: Craig & Ann Rose
Made by: Ann Fagner

Veteran: John Roth
Donor: Patchwork Pals Extension Homemakers Club
Made by: Mary Ortman

Veteran: Dick Selle
Donor: Ralph & Barb Kiser, Ellen Hargis-Miller
Made by: Louise Gudas

Veteran: Bill Shellhart
Donor: In Memory of Bill Braun, Rebecca Stalbaum
Made by: Rebecca Stalbaum

Veteran: Dennis Shidler
Donor: Star City Lions Club
Made by: Lenora Hoover

Veteran: Donald Shock
Donor: Kingdom Kids
Made by: Margaret Steinacker

Veteran: Mike Shurn
Donor: Betty's Quilting
Made by: Evelyn Rensburger, Angie McDonnell, JoAnn Wiser

Veteran: Steve Siminski
Donor: Mike & Cindy Schultz
Made by: Cindy Schultz

Veteran: Ron Simshauser
Donor: Sherman & Carol Jo Gumz
Made by: Tamy Roberts

Veteran: Joan Smith
Donor: Bethel Bible Church
Made by: Bethel Bible Quilters

Veteran: Rick Stone
Donor: In Memory of Bill Braun, Rebecca Stalbaum
Made by: Rebecca Stalbaum

Veteran: Larry Tanner
Donor: In Memory of Bill Braun, Rebecca Stalbaum
Made by: Rebecca Stalbaum

Veteran: Roger Tanner
Donor: In Memory of Bill Braun, Rebecca Stalbaum
Made by: Rebecca Stalbaum

Veteran: Glen Thompson
Donor: Tippecanoe Church Ladies Guild
Made by: Linda Good & Edith DePoy

Veteran: Don Van Meter
Donor: In Memory of Bill Braun, Rebecca Stalbaum
Made by: Danyel Stalbaum

Veteran: Bob Van Ness
Donor: Marita Grisel CPA, Rebecca & Danyel Stalbaum
Made by: Rebecca Stalbaum

Veteran: Ron Vititoe
Donor: Toni Hansen
Made by: Bryn Zellers & Toni Hansen

Veteran: Gerald Weaver
Donor: Beauty Break, John Lincoln, Brenda Loehmer, Carl Anspach
Made by: Barbara Kleinofen

Veteran: John Weldon
Donor: Howard Wentz
Made by: Rachel Foster

Veteran: Robert Weldy
Donor: Lisa Weldy Long & Daughters, Bev Stevenson
Made by: Bev Stevenson

Veteran: Art Wendt
Donor: In Memory of Bill Braun
Made by: Ann Fagner

Veteran: Laura Wheeler
Donor: Phil & Sharon Litke
Made by: Sharon Litke