Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

Lost Class Rings

Have you lost your West Lafayette High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Red Devils lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

In Memory Of

Betty (morse) Coffman
Betty (Morse) Coffman Class of 1964
Passed Aug 15, 2012
Unfortunately, I must tell you that, after a year-long fight, Betty lost her battle with leukemia on August 15, 2012. She beat two previous cancers, but the third one was too much for her to overcome. She loved her life and her years at WLHS. We will miss her greatly. but we will go on in honor of her memory.

Best Regards,
Bob Coffman
Jay Wm Lang
Jay Wm Lang Class of 1947
Passed Jul 08, 2014
Jay William Lang, 85, of Carmel, IN, formerly West Lafayette, IN passed away July 8, 2014. Jay was born February 16th, 1929 in Indianapolis, Indiana to William and Emily (Biegler) Lang. He moved to West Lafayette in 1931 and graduated from WLHS in 1947. He received a BS in business from IU in 1951. He served with the US Coast Guard during the Korean War in the Pacific and was discharged in 1952 with a rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade . He moved to Indianapolis in 1954 and married Eleanor G. McKnight from Bedford in 1956. He graduated from IU Medical School in 1961. After practicing general medicine in Hamilton, IN, he completed an anesthesia residency at Marion County General Hospital and practiced anesthesia at Community Hospital East until his retirement in 1988.Family and nature were his greatest pleasures.Surviving are: wife, Eleanor (McKnight); brother George (Susan) of Roswell, GA; daughters; Catherine Bain (Dave) of Carmel, IN and Susan Dernlan (Gary) of Wellington, FL; son William Lang (Jill) Rockwall, TX; and six grandchildren. Jay was preceded in death by son, Curtis Alan and brother, William Edward Lang of West Lafayette, IN.
John Ray Eddy
John Ray Eddy Class of 1955
Passed Feb 13, 2009
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Randy Dender
Randy Dender Class of 1974
Passed Mar 24, 2012
Randall “Randy” Evan Dender, 56, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2012 in Tallahassee. Randy was born February 18, 1956 in Nashville, TN, to Robert E. Dender and Barbara Don Dender and grew up in West Lafayette, Indiana. Randy married his high school sweetheart, Peggy Dender, on June 12, 1976, in West Lafayette, IN.
Randy was preceded in his death by his father, Robert Dender. He is survived by his loving wife Peggy Dender; two sons Ryan (Ashley) Dender and Michael Dender; three grandchildren: Reed, Cade and Bailey Dender; mother Barbara Dender; brothers Robert Dender and Ronald Dender and many nieces and nephews.
Randy graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1981 with Honors. Randy used his degree and talents as an architect over the years working for other architects and builders and eventually owning and operating his own family business here in Tallahassee, Randall E. Dender, Architect-Builder, LLC, d/b/a Dender Remodeling & Construction. He loved the time he spent with his clients helping them remodel and repair their homes. Many of his clients became friends over the years.
Randy leaves a legacy filled with faith, loyalty, honesty, decency and most importantly his love of family, which commends him to our memory as a great man.
Steve Shibler
Steve Shibler Class of 1964
Passed Mar 13, 2013
Steve passed on March 13, 2013, after a long battle with cancer. Seven years ago, he was diagnosed with cancer of the throat, which eventually went into remission. Then in late 2012, the cancer came back and he was unable to sustain effective treatment. Prior to his illness, Steve was the executive director of a large restaurant in the Washington DC area.
Submitted by his brother, Mike.

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Class of '64

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