Gone But Not Forgotten.

Classmates who have left us.


Amy Diasparra (1972-1994)

Denver, CO


Robert (Bob) Andrew Pettay (1971-2001)

Bob graduated a year early in 1989, but was a classmate to many from the class of 1990 going back to University Elementary school through Bloomington High School North.
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Nov. 24, 1971 — April 9, 2001

BURBANK, Calif. — Robert Andrew Pettay, 29, of Burbank, Calif., formerly of Bloomington, died Monday, April 9, at his residence of natural causes.

Born Nov. 24, 1971, in Bloomington, he was the son of Lee Pettay and Ellen Louise (Klingman) Pettay.

He was a professional representative for Merck Pharmaceutical Inc.

He graduated from Bloomington High School North in 1989 and from the Indiana University School of Business in 1993. While a student at Indiana University, he was a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies. He was the recipient of several scholastic achievements, including Founders Day awards.

As a Boy Scout, he was voted into the Order of the Arrow. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Robert was an accomplished musician and teacher. Prior to college he was the drummer in Tempest, a Christian rock band. He also taught dozens of percussion students in his spare time.

Survivors include his parents of Bloomington; his son, Kelvin Andrew Pettay of Gilbert, Ariz.; two sisters, Tanya Pettay of Austin, Texas, and Jordan Pettay Lyle of Bloomington; paternal grandmother, Marguerite Pettay of Bloomington; and two uncles, Dan Pettay of Greenwood, S.C., and Ted Pettay of Rosewell, Ga.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Titus and Aldine Klingman, and paternal grandfather, Gene Pettay.


Jason A. Russell (1972-2006)

MAY 14, 1972-AUG. 14, 2006

Jason Aaron Russell, 34, of Bloomington, died Monday, August 14, 2006, in Bloomington. He was born May 14, 1972, in Bloomington, the son of William and Rita (Fender) Russell. He had spent seven years in Eugene, Oregon, as a glass blower and was currently employed by Bloomington Professional Carpet Cleaners. Jason had a great love of life and people, especially children and had served as an umpire for the Smithville Little League and softball games. He was a great Jerry Garcia fan as well.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Rita and Ted Shoufler of Bloomington; his sisters, Jill Flake and husband, Rusty, of Bloomington, Shannon Thomas of Anderson, IN, and Jeanette Shoufler of Bloomington; his brother, Roger Shoufler and wife, Terri, of Bedford; and his nieces and nephews, Patrick Williams, Avery Flake, Benjamin Flake, Sara Shoufler, Matthew Shoufler, Drew Shoufler, Allison Thomas, Phillip Thomas, Mason Thomas and Alayna Thomas.

He was preceded in death by his father in 2001.


Jerry Gott (1972-2009)

JAN. 8, 1972 — JULY 13, 2009

Jerry Duane Gott, 37, of Bloomington, passed away at Methodist Hospital on Monday, July 13, 2009. He was born on January 8, 1972, in Indianapolis to Frank and Shirley (Allender) Gott. Jerry was a wonderful son, husband and father.

Jerry was a meat cutter at Marsh Supermarkets for 17 years, and was a great fisherman.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Jeanne (Reid) and his children, Julia and Jacob Gott; his parents, Frank and Shirley Gott. He also leaves behind his beloved brothers and sisters-in-law, Al and Estie Gott of Nashville, Jeff and Angie Gott and Tom Gott, all of Bloomington. He also truly loved all of his aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.