Thank You

“Thank you!” to each and every individual who helped make Cheer Fund’s 104th year a success!   Without the assistance of the individuals and businesses named below (and those missed or who
wish to remain anonymous), hundreds of Decatur County children would not have received anything
for Christmas.  Your donations of time, toys, food, funds, building space and vehicle use are truly appreciated.

Together, our community raised $52,829.19 in 2015 for the Greensburg Daily News Cheer Fund to provide toys, personal hygiene items, clothing certificates and food for 707 children from 268 low-income families in Decatur County, Indiana.

Toy Packing

Lori Durbin, Jackie Mellis, Greta Solgere, Sheila Doerflinger, Shawna Schroeder, Bailey Schroeder, Sandra Gabbard, Melody England, Shylynn Perkins, Linda Jones, Marie Akers, Kassidy Akers, Frank Massey, Pat Luken, Sue Koors, Shelley Barton, Grace Burkhart, Joan Griewe, Andrea Ingmire, Charles & Dot Land.

Food Packing
Sean Durbin, Charles & Dot Land, Frank Schmidt, Michael Coomer, Conlin Durbin, Blake O’Mara, Brock Hahn, Dakota Brown.

Clothing Certificates
Local Stores Accepting Clothing Certificates:  Goodwill, Goody's, Shoe Show, The Kids Shop, WalMart.

Bell Ringing
Locations – In Greensburg:  Marsh, Rural King, WalMart.  In Westport:  MainSource Bank, Post Office.  Volunteers – New Point Kiwanis, North Decatur High School FFA, Greensburg High School FFA, Greensburg Junior Optimist Club, Greensburg Jr High Stars Club, Developmental Services Inc, Greensburg Daily News, Lions Club, Decatur County Memorial Hospital, 4-H Junior Leaders, Greensburg Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus, MainSource Bank, Knights of St John, Collection Associates Inc, Optimist Club, Greensburg Kiwanis, Westport Kiwanis, South Decatur Key Club, Lake Santee Kiwanis.

Coin Collection Cans
Locations – Crafts & Occasions

Special Thanks To
Knights of Columbus – for the use of their hall
MainSource Bank – for the use of their conference room
Acra Automotive Group – for the use of their van
Don Meyer Ford – for the use of their van
Tom Sibbitt Chevrolet – for the use of their van
Prairie Farms and Rick Followell – for their donation of milk
O’Mara Foods  - for their donation of eggs
WalMart & Bread of Life – for their donation of food boxes

Food Drives
Greensburg Elementary School, Greensburg Junior High School, Greensburg High School, North Decatur Elementary, North Decatur High School, South Decatur Elementary School, South Decatur High School, St Mary’s School, Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library.

Santa’s Helpers
Food Box Crew:  Ralph Zeigler, Blake O’Mara, Bobby O’Mara.
Toy Box Crew:  Mary Moore and KB Foods employees:  Jenna McHugh, Missy Hilbert, Mike Bokelman, Bob Howard. 
Box Moving Crew:  Mike Novak, Greensburg High School Junior Optimist Club, Kristy Tebbe, South Decatur High School Peer Group. 
Box Labeling Crew:  Jon & Brianna Cunnington, Kristy Tebbe, Lisa Conwell, Blake & Amy O’Mara, Chrystal Bushorn, Jeanie York, Shelley Barton. 
Food Drive Pick-Up Crew:  MainSource Bank employees.  
Data Entry:  Conlin Durbin (database host), Shawna Schroeder, Madeline Schroeder, Lori Durbin.
Website Host - www.cheerfund.org:  Steve Hodgson of Street Smart Inc

City Delivery
Loading Supervisor:  Larry Moore.  Traffic Management:  Greg Westrup, Joel Westrup, Dan Kress, Rob Billieu, Glenn Tebbe, Cory Parks, Dick Glaser, Steve Finley, Rob Duckworth, Rick Johnson, Gary Weekly.  Santa Base:  Bev Moore.  Delivery Volunteers:  Joe Moore, Jerry Sebo and Chris & Donna Tewmey, Don Meyer Ford; Gerald Lawrence and Tina Hoeing, Tom Sibbitt Chevrolet; Steve Simmonds, Tree City Tool; Patty Hensley; David Cherry, Michael Scheidler and Jay Hatton, Acra Automotive Group; Cecilia Stanley; Steve Meyer, Meyer Custom Interiors; Cliff & Carol Nobbe; Bob Barker and Teresa Kovacich, Parks Dept; Larry & Lora Hadler, Hadler Rentals; Rick & Jennifer Carman; Renee McClintic; Doug Hawkins;
Tony Owens and Lora Cochran, MainSource Bank; Craig & Abby Hellmich; Conlin Durbin; Dr Tom Brown;
Gary Solgere, CCI Thermal Technologies; Michael Nahmias; Nick Peters; Chuck Kirtman, John Schwering and Lori Biltz, Dennis Moffett Water Care; Jim Israel, Ashley Machine; Sheila Kirchhoff; Kyle Schlemmer, Schlemmer Wholesale; Tony & Jean Stacy; Dan & Denise Manus; Dr Paul & Sarah Nahmias; Shelly Knecht and Brenda Knecht (In Memory of Del Moeller); Terry Dance; Charlie Greiwe, New Visions Realty; Lora Williams, Williams Law Office; Mark Scheidler, Stonebridge Trucking; Bill Hedge; Ed Nightingale; Jim & Jere Sturges.

County Delivery
Loading Supervisor: Brian Huber.  Assistant:  Brianna Cunnington.   Delivery Volunteers: Robert Pumphrey, Phil Buening, Don Yager, Jeff Emsweller, Mark Waechter, Mike Knoll, Dale Crites, Bill Weitlisbach, Mark Schabel, Mark Burkhart, Dr Tom Welage, Scott Dennett, Cassandra Hamilton,
Phil Kramer, Charles Fogg, Roland Shirk, Carol Crowe, Becky Schutte, Dave McCullough, Tina Tallent,
Jill McLaughlin, Carol Koester, Mark Ricke, Matt Weber, Jon Cunnington, Mike Cunnington, Shirley & Kylie Huber, Seth & Melissa Huber, Aaron & Loren Huber, Letts Fire Department, Westport Kiwanis.

Cheer Fund Committee Members
Laura Welborn, President & Daily News Publisher; Joe Rust, Vice President & City Delivery Chairman; Blake O’Mara, City Delivery Co-Chairman; Kevin Koehne, Treasurer; Angie Wood, Assistant Treasurer; Shelley Barton, Secretary & Daily News Accounting & HR Manager; Lori Durbin, Greta Solgere, Toys; Sean Durbin, Food; Jenni Hanna, Mike Gasper, Bell Ringing; Larry Moore, City Delivery; Brian Huber, County Delivery; Diane Stewart, Public Health Dept; Sandra Gabbard, Healthy Families; Sara Middendorf, Dept of Child Services; Nicole Shonk, Human Services; Kevin Rohr, Shop With A Cop.   

And a huge “thank you!” to all who donated financially to make our Cheer Fund’s 104th year possible!

$1,000 +

Decatur County Community Foundation
Letts United Methodist Church
(In Honor of Past & Present Daily News Team Members)
12/3, 12/4 & 12/5 Bellringing
In Honor of the Decatur County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees & Medical Staff
St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
Wood-Mizer LLC
12/10, 12/11 & 12/12 Bellringing
In Memory of Ed O'Mara, Tony O'Mara & Paul Roberts from the O'Mara Family
12/17, 12/18 & 12/19 Bellringing
Davis & Daughters
In Memory of Walter B Lowe, Anne Paul Lowe and Marie Braden Borchers
MainSource Bank Employees
First Federal Savings & Loan Assn
In Memory of Capt Robert P Acher
On Behalf of the Policyholders of Decatur County Farmers Mutual Insurance Company


Honda Manufacturing of Indiana Community Grant Program
In Honor of Past & Present Daily News Team Members
In Memory of Jack & Betty Fletcher, Lillian Lynch, Penny Schlemmer, and Norman & June Schlemmer
11/27 & 11/28 Bellringing
In Memory of Our Parents, Oskar & Zita Mae Rust and Jack & Betty Balkwill
In Memory of Bonnie Springmeyer from Dave & Renae Springmeyer
Chapter T PEO Sisterhood
Lone Tree VFW 5584 Ladies Auxiliary
Mark Schabel
In Memory of Morgan & Nansi Miers, Herb Scheidler and Paul Gauck and Honoring Juanita Scheidler
          from David & Mary Miers
Dr Thomas & Elizabeth Brown
Sardinia Machine
Valeo Employees Jeans Days
Honda Mfg of Indiana Community Sponsorship Program


In Memory of Our Parents from Sylvia & Arnold Waters
Alpha Beta Chapter - Alpha Omicron Alpha Sorority
Christian Women Connection
Presbyterian Women of Greensburg First Presbyterian Church
Decatur County Shrine Club
In Memory of Clarence & Mary Veerkamp, Clarence Veerkamp Jr, Georgiana Veerkamp, Elenora Bartholomew, Pam Comingore, Dwight & Jeff Roseberry and Loren Hudnall
Animal Medical Hospital 
In Memory of Steve, Betty & Eugene Moore
In Memory of Edward J Hancock, Ruth Hancock Thom, John C Hancock and John J Hancock
          from Art & Carolyn (Hancock) Cleland
In Honor of Dr Priscilla Hancock, Jane Hancock, John M Hancock and Steven Hancock & Family
          from Art & Carolyn (Hancock) Cleland
In Memory of Mort & Amelia Cleland, Merrill, Lester, Walter, Imogene and Marilee
          from Art & Carolyn Cleland
In Thanksgiving
Raver Ready Mix Concrete LLC
Jim & Carol Blasdel
Stradley Hagerty Dental
Jimmy Johns
Additional Bellringing Donation
Bethel Apostolic Church
Doug & Charity Banks
Banks Lawn Care LLC
Greensburg Rotary Club
Al & Mary Doles


United Way of Central Indiana - Goodwill Employees:  Sheryl Collins, Marcia Koors & Christina Shouse
St Paul Lutheran Church of Smyrna Women's Group
In Memory of Marilyn Rosenberry
In Memory of Deceased Members from Laureate Rho Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority 
Sandusky United Methodist Men
Lou Alexander
7 Anonymous Donors
In Memory of Loved Ones
In Memory of Roman & Clara Scheidler and Gilbert & Christina Eder
Greensburg Optimist Club
In Memory of Howard Parker from Mary
In Memory of Jackie Ewing from the Girls 
In Memory of Cliff & Clara Kluttz from the Zttulk's 
Ken & Sandy Seitz
Dennis & Susan Wilson 
In Memory of Lawrence, Martha & Christopher Huser and Bob & Elvera Shaw
First Baptist Church - Thankful Hearts Sunday School Class
Dale & Carol Boing
Eunice King
In Memory of Loved Ones by M Thackery 
In Memory of Carl H Miller and Lowell T Miller from the Miller Families
In Memory of Charles Gilliland II from the Family 
In Memory of George Wyatt from Zella, Brian & Family and Brenda & Family 
In Honor of the Courthouse Employees
Therese Zins
In Memory of Sheldon & Elizabeth Smith 
In Memory of Grandma Daisy, Uncle Clyde, Mama & Daddy
In Memory of Thelma, Roberta & Dale Wilson from Hershel
Greg & Linda Westrup
In Memory of Virgil & Sarah Whipple
In Memory of Paul C, Dorotha, E James, L Wenning and Bud & Sue Wilson
In Memory of Delmar Bradley from the Clarks
In Memory of Bill Hunter
In Memory of Leo & Gary Wolter from the Family 
First Baptist Church - Loyal Builders Class
Al & Mary
In Memory of Richard H Nobbe & Carroll "Wig" Knarr
In Memory of Alfred & Isabella Schoettmer
In Memory of George Rupp, Harold & Virginia Rupp and Don & Bertha Wells from the Family 
In Memory of Mary Ann Ramer
In Memory of Jack Pike and Earl & Naomi McLaughlin
Jeremy & Andrea Ingmire
In Memory of Gerald Foster from His Family 
In Memory of Deceased Members of the Hellmich & Bokelman Families from Rita
In Memory of Adolph & Lois Bokelman, Robert L Bokelman, C Jane Wilson, Pat Bokelman and Ron Bokelman
          from the Families of Clara & Edward Bewley, Jeanne Bokelman, Jim Bokelman, Shirley & Larry Meyer,
          Edward & Judy Bokelman, Jane Wilson, John & Alice Bokelman and Deb Mart
Kingston Presbyterian Church
Rheadawn Metz
In Memory of Elvin & Ethel Linkmeyer from Roger, Phyllis, Teresa, Roger II and Matthew 
Decatur County Farm Bureau Inc
Hugh Miller
Star Baptist Church
In Memory of Loved Ones from Danny & Jean Bausback
In Memory of Norbert & Margie Hahn from the Family 
Steve Westhafer
In Memory of Ro Ro from Dad & the Girls
Terry Alverson
In Memory of Loved Ones from the Evans Family 
LangeLand Farms
Stephen Fulton
In Memory of Robert, Lela & Bobby Vanderbur from Sue & Paul
In Honor of Spencer Burkert from the Greensburg Optimist Club
In Memory of Alvin & Mildred Koors from Jerry & Angel
In Memory of Chad Davidson from Mom & Dad
In Memory of Jerry Williams from Blake, Amy, Rylee & Nora
In Memory of Fritz & Irene Reichel and Lou & Dorothy Laker
In Memory of Kadyn Hogg
Elizabeth Blasdel
In Memory of Dave Denney
In Memory of Paula & Cissy Owens from the Family
LJ & Jane Taylor


In Memory of Ed & Tony O'Mara
In Memory of Carl H Miller from Jack & Arlene Parker
In Memory of Barbara J Manus from Frank
In Memory of Grammy from Grace Ross and Ethan & Zeke Hileman
Ted & Linda White
In Memory of Art, Ruth & Joey Meyerrose
In Memory of Howard Parker from Rick, Becky & Amanda
In Memory of Ron Scheibler 
In Memory of Raymond Nobbe from the Family 
In Memory of Dad & Reggie
In Memory of Harold Weston
Liberty Baptist Church - Thankful Hearts Sunday School Class
In Memory of Gene Hatton and Tom Glass
In Memory of Lawrence, Martha & Christopher Huser and Bob & Elvera Shaw
Bunco Babes
In Memory of John W Hogg
Will, Carole, Thad & Noah Burr
Don McKinney
In Memory of Arthur & Eva Simon and Albert & Angela Wissel
Sherry Israel
In Memory of Robert (Bob) Powers
In Memory of Our Parents, Don & Paulene Hurt
In Memory of Loved Ones
In Memory of Dan Hancock from Carol
In Memory of Ersel Rogers from the Family 
In Memory of Judith Forkert
In Memory of Kathleen "Katz" Scheidler from Mark, Kara & Karson
In Memory of Fred & Tillie
In Memory of Jane Koors from Her Family 
In Memory of Wilson & Elsie Huey and Ralph & Mayme Miller
For Grandpa Earl
5 Anonymous Donors
In Memory of George Osborn from Regina
In Memory of Our Angel, Seth Woodard, from Mommy & Daddy, Wesley, Mamaw & Papaw Ogden and
          Mamaw & Papaw Essex
In Memory of Bob & Marie Herbert, Thelma Wilson and John & Ellie Kramer
In Memory of Rita Kramer and Dale Wilson
In Memory of William Smiley from the Smiley Family 
In Memory of John Blackledge from Art & Carolyn Cleland
Glenn & Laura Jo Tebbe
In Memory of Clarence & Alma Fischmer, Walter & Irene Oakley and Kenneth-Harold & Esther Oakley 
In Memory of Family from Charles & Dorothy Land
Port-A-Let's Sanitation Women's Volleyball Team (Jennie Meyer, Amy Bower, Pam Hersley, LuAnn Cain, Misty Cooney, Andi McKee & Laura Alexander)
In Memory of Earl & Naomi McLaughlin and John & Betty Tower from Gordon, Susie, Tony, Jill, Lori, Shawn, Victoria & Austin
In Memory of Harold & Mark Jay Woodard
In Memory of Jack & Greg Lux
In Memory of Joseph & Kathryn Tebbe from the Family 
In Memory of John, Mike & Dale
In Memory of John & Mary Miller from Bob & Sharon Miller & Family 
In Memory of Carl, Rosemary, Edward, Eleanore & Aunt Eleanor Peters
In Memory of Our Dad & Papaw, Dan Hancock, from Steve & Amy Stringer & Family
Lois Chapter #147 OES
William & Shirley Doles
In Memory of Donald Eldredge
In Memory of Melissa Moffett, June Deiwert and Elmo A Redelman
In Memory of Jim & Jane Davis from Jodi
In Memory of Dianne Linkmeyer from Phyllis
In Memory of Omer Fry, Sylvia Ortman & Holly Bruns from Martha Fry
Paul & Kathy Land
Emily Hasselbeck 
First Christian Church - Golden Rule Class
Union Baptist Mission Circle
In Memory of Matt from Stan & Betty
Oliver & Carolyn Jones
In Memory of Ron Bokelman, Carlos & Mildred Hite and Adolph & Lois Bokelman
In Memory of Our Parents from Fred & Sarah Deiwert
In Memory of Dennis Buening 
In Memory of James & Bertha, Bill, Carl and Hubert Wilhoit from Dan & Ruth Wilhoit
Cyndi Gearhart - JIC Party
Don & Sharon Wickens
In Memory of Bill Blanton from the Family 
Robert & Carol Blankman
In Memory of Mary Lou & Dan
Rolland & Willadene Wood
In Memory of Eddie Vanderbur from His Family 
In Memory of Dan Lecher from Betty
In Memory of Al & Darrel Evans from Clara
In Memory of Robert D Meal from Colleen
In Memory of Gar & Flora Meal from Colleen
In Memory of Howard & Belle King from Colleen
In Memory of Mildred, Raymond & Bill Schoettmer and Howard Harrison
In Memory of Bob Brewsaugh
In Memory of Our Parents, Jim & Faye Hewitt
In Memory of Don Kress from Kathy Kress
In Memory of Patrick Joseph Hensley, Delton & Mary Hensley, Dottie Ricke and Bernard & Alberta Koors
Dr Tom & Jennifer Welage
Collection Can at Crafts & Occasions
In Memory of Harry & Leona Collins and Don & Jim Fowler
In Memory of Bert & Mary Ann Luken and Mike & Nancy McKee
John & Sandra Westhafer
Don Wilmer
In Memory of Melvin V & Cora Marie Crawley and Herschel L Kunz
In Memory of Ed & Rosie Wenning 
In Memory of Mom & Dad and Kortney Snyder from Barb
In Memory of L'Jean & Michael Middendorf
Irwin Lanning


AmazonSmile Foundation
In Memory of My Dear Beloved Uncle, Omer Fry by Janet Walters Scott
In Memory of Martha L Jones by James & Joyce VanBruaene
Robert & Sara Foster
Norman & Charlotte Mozingo
7 Anonymous Donors
Clifford & Ruth Kunkel
From Garrett & Ethan
From Ralph
In Memory of Bobcat Stephenson
Carsyn, Ryder & Nash
In Memory of Craig Ward from Judy Dent
In Memory of James L Wenning
In Memory of Forrest K Louden from the Family
In Memory of Daniel Wesseler
Ivan Nading
In Memory of Claude & Mary Connor and Joseph & Leona Strasburger
In Memory of Roy & Joleen Connor
In Memory of Freddie & Babes
ETA Chapter - AOA Sorority
In Memory of Joe & Helen Muckerheide
In Memory of Henry & Cecilia Wesseler
Marianne Schroeder
For Charlie D
In Memory of Stanley Reed from Liz & Family 
Decatur County Recorder's Office
Jerry & Diane Saler
Campbell Reiger
Greensburg Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa
In Memory of Paul, Ruth & Jim Volk
In Memory of Lillian Witkemper from Gary & Jean
In Memory of June Swegman from Gary & Jean
In Memory of Richard Pickett from John & Madeline
In Memory of Irvin & Madge Schoentrup from Nancy & Russell
In Memory of Bernie & Dorothy Wilhoit from Nancy & Russell
Alpha Omega Chapter - Alpha Omicron Alpha 
In Honor of Melvin Robbins from Larry Miller
In Memory of Tim & Ron Wolford
Linger Awhile Home Ec Club
In Memory of Jim White from Pauline
In Memory of Verdia Merritt from Her Daughter, Debbie Kress
"Happy Birthday, Jesus!"
In Memory of Forrest & Alice Grimes from Marilyn & Marsha
In Memory of Our Sons, Tim & Ron Wolford
South Decatur High School
In Memory of Grandma & Grandpa, Mamaw & Dado, Krista & Sally
In Memory of Loved Ones Lost from Jerry & Kris Sebo
Gary & Debbie Hersley 
Stone & Collins Families
In Memory of Ernie Barber
In Memory of Judy Misner
In Memory of Maurice Moeller
In Memory of Art & Wanda and Forest & Goldie
In Memory of Henry Schwering, Edward & Alma Meyer, Lawrence, Amelia & Frances Schwering
Chad Gibson
In Memory of Doris Jean Greiwe and Shirley Jo Blare
In Memory of Harold & Nora Larrison
In Memory of Merle & May Richter & Karl Soendlin
In Memory of Howard & Ruth Fletcher from the Bakers
In Memory of Ernie & Lucille Stewart and Bernie & Gus Strunck
Mandy Zeller
In Memory of James H Vanderbur from His Family 
In Memory of Amy Reynolds
In Memory of Bill & Betty Loyd
In Memory of Loved Ones