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LAWRENCE WELK'S BAND/SINGERS, ETC..WHO'S ALIVE/PASSED

Bettyg
 
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those who grew up listening or HAVING TO LISTEN to LW show every saturday night, i thought you might enjoy this lineup of former show members; who has passed and those alive; some still performing put together by roger, a fan.

Hi, Three more names came to mind.

Gail's husband, Ron Anderson and their partner Michael Redman and Jack Imel are still with us but I don't know if any of them are still performing.

Roger Bosley welkie1talk@comcast.net >

To: Myron Floren Myron_Floren@yahoogroups.com > if you want to join!Sent: Friday, February 22, 2013 2:51 PM

Subject: Re: [Myron Floren Fan Club] My List

Still performing are:

Anacani, Sally (Salli) and Clay Hart, Lynn Anderson (yes, she was on the show for a while), Bobby Burgess and Elaine Baldwin, Cissy King, Ken Delo, Arthur Duncan, Gail Farrell and Jim Turner.

Still with us but not sure if they are still performing:

Barbara Boylin and her h usband Greg Dixon of the Blenders along with his three partners with Steve Smith, Johnny Johnston and Bob Duncan. Paul Humphreys (Drummer), Jamie Corey, Charlotte Harris, Kathie Sullivan, Tom Netherton, Tanya Welk and Sandi Griffiths.

If I think of more I will get back to you. Roger

Chuck, I have a list that I have put together over the years of the Welk people that we have lost.

I am sure the list is not complete as I am sure some others have passed that I did not hear about.

The ones that I know that are still with us are:

Dick Dale, Jack Imel, Rocky Rockwell, Johnny Zell, Joey Schmidt, all six Semonski sisters, the youngest being Michele at 46 and Charlotte Harris.

I am sure there are others but I jus can't pull them up at this time.

My 61 year old memory isn't what it used to be.

The stars that I know that are still performing are

Kathy, Janet and Mimi Lennon as well as Guy and Ralna. I believe that Bob Ralston, Mary Lou Metzger, Ava Barber, JoAnn Castle. the Otwell twins and the Aldridge sisters still do shows also. Now the list:

Deceased members of The Welk Musical Family Last Updated May 12, 2011

( * Behind the scenes person)

Aladdin - September 20, 1912 - June 9, 1970 (Birth name: Aladdin Abullah Achmed Anthony Pallante)

Orie Amadeo - March 9, 1921 - December 26, 1998 of Cancer

Alvan Ashby - May 16, 1924 - July ??, 1981

George Aubrey - May 1, 1920 - September 10, 1972

Norman Bailey - February 6, 1913 - July 1, 1984

Bob Ballard - 19??

Don Bonnee - June 6, 1913 - March 21, 1994

Jerry Burke - July 26, 1911 - February 13, 1965 Cancer

George Cates - October 19, 1911 - May 12, 2002 of Heart Failure

Dick Cathcart - November 6, 1924 - November 8, 1993 of Lung Cancer (Birth Name: Charles Richard Cathcart)

Buddy Clark - July 10, 1929 - June 8, 1999

Mahlon Clark - March 7, 1923 - September 20, 2007 of Natural causes

Lou Crosby* _ ?? - January 27, 1984

Henry Cuesta - December 23, 1931 - December 17, 2003 of Cancer

Kurt Dieterle - January 30, 1899 - November 13, 1994

Jack Dumont - December 26, 1918 - February ??, 1985

Dave Edwards - January 11, 1940 - August 12, 2000 of Cardiac arrest

Don Fedderson * - April 16, 1913 - December 21, 1994

Joe Feeney - August 14, 1931 - April 16, 2008 of Emphysema

Myron Floren - November 5, 1919 - July 23, 2005 of Cancer

Roselle Friedland - 1918 - January 31, 2007

Jimmy Getzhoff - December 3, 1922 - ??

Stanley Harris - February 12, 1922 - April ??, 1967

Buddy Hayes - August 1, 1916 - May 3, 1997 after a short illness (Birth Name: Theodore Harmen Hayes)

Joe Haymes - February 10, 1907 - July 10, 1964 (Birth Name: Joseph Lawrece)

Jimmy Henderson - August 17, 1927 - June 10,1998

Skeets Herfurt - May 28, 1911- April 16, 1992 passed away in his sleep (Birth Name: Arthur Herfurt)

Larry Hooper - July 22, 1916 - June 10, 1983 of Kidney failure

Michael "Peanuts" Hucko - April 7, 1918 - June 19, 2003 Pneumonia and Heart Filure

Harry Hyams - May 25, 1917 - November 11, 2004 Natural Causes

Dick Kesner - October 26, 1912 January 18, 1962 Result of a car accident

Johnny Klein - June 4, 1918 - January 31, 1997 of Heart failure and strokes (2nd cousin of Lawrence Welk)

Russ Klein - June 23, 1917 - February 10, 1996 of Heart Disease

Charles Koon - April 20, 1929 - November 11, 2004 of Natural Causes

Bernard Kundell - ??

Lois Lamont - May 24, 1931 - August 12, 2005

Peter Lance - ??

Ted Lennon * - October 23, 1920 - September 16, 1997 of a Heart Attack

William Lennon* - April 20, 1915 - August 12, 1969 - Murdered

Barney Liddell - August 13, 1921 - May 05, 2003 of Natural Causes

Bob Lido - September 21, 1914 - August 09, 2000 Of A Stroke

Ray Linn - October 2, 1920 - November 4, 1995

Dudley "Big Tiny" Little - August 31,1930 - March 3, 2010 after a long illness

Joe Livoti - September 24, 1912 - August 10, 1998

Frank Loesser - June 29, 1910 - July 28, 1969 Cancer

Pete Lofthouse - January 27, 1919 - July 15,1974

Alice Lon - November 23, 1926 - April 24, 1981 of Scleroderma (Champaign lady just before Norma Zimmer)

Warren Luening - October 9, 1941 - March 18, 2012 of cancer

Sam Lutz * - December 02, 1995 after an extended illness

Richard Maltby - June 26, 1914 - August 19, 1991

Jack Martin - March 11, 1916 - January 30,1981

Mickey McMahan - August 23, 1930 - June 11, 2008 Neuropathy

Joan Mowery - 197? (early champaign lady)

Natalie Nevins - May 15, 1925 - August 23, 2010 - Complications from hip surgery

Thorne Nogar * - January 24, 1922 - September 13, 1997

Charlie Parlato - February 19, 1919 - September 8, 2007 Complications from a fall.

David Pratt - ??

Jack Pleis - May 11, 1917 - December 5, 1990 of Heart Failure

Lou Quadling - June 7, 1906 - June 13, 1987

Helen Ramsay - April 25, 1931 - April 1, 2004

Curt Ramsey - October 1, 1918 - June 9, 1990

Jimmy Roberts - April 6, 1923 - February 6, 1999 of Cancer (Birth name: James Robert Heltsley)

Joe Rizzo - ??

Mischa Russell - February 22, 1901 - April ??, 1982

Ambrose Russo - November 3, 1916 - April 24, 2004

Frank Scott - June 21, 1921 - October 5, 1995 of Bone Cancer

Brian Siebman - January 27, 1945 - June 27, 1971 in Viet Nam

Paul Sjolund - ? - ?

Bob Smale - March 21, 1931 - November 9, 2010

Ed Sobel * - 1962

Charles Spira * - June 24, 1931 - September 16, 2000

George "Gus' Thow - July 8, 1908 - April 7, 1987

Kenny Trimble - March 1, 1919 - May 8, 1991 of Prostate cancer

Jayne Walton - August 28, 1917 - January 10, 2010 after a short illness

Fern Welk (Lawrence's Wife) August 26, 1903 - February 13, 2002 (Birth name: Fern Renner)

Lawrence Welk - March 11, 1903 - May 17, 1992 of Pneumonia

Woody Woodworth - January 19, 1930 - October 14, 2003 Emphysema

Billy Wright - February 13, 1917 - May ??, 1975

Rubin "Zeke" Zarchy - June 12, 1915 - April 11, 2009

Norma Zimmer - July 13, 1923 - May 10, 2011 Natural Causes (Birth name: Norma Beatrice Larsen)

Roger

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