Donald L. Moeller, loving husband and father of 3, passed away at home on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Donald was born in New Palestine, IN on February 1, 1934 the son of Raymond H. and Wilna Curry Moeller. He was married to Pauline Hernly on November 20, 1960 and together they raised one son, Mark, and two daughters, Marcilynn and Kathline. Donald was a 1952 graduate of New Palestine High School and continued on to receive his Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture from Purdue University in 1956. He served two years in the United States Army in Germany. He worked twenty three years as an FHA appraiser for the United States Department of Agriculture, and later as a real estate appraiser for local banks including the Ripley County Bank, the Vevay Deposit Bank, and the Napoleon State Bank. Donald was a licensed pilot, an avid reader, and a member of the Cornerstone Community Fellowship in Madison. Donald is survived by his wife Pauline; one son Mark Moeller of Fairfax, Virginia; two daughters Marcilynn Moeller (David) Keys of Carmel, and Kathline Moeller (Jose) Cruz of Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren Jessica Keys of Fishers, Rebecca Keys of Carmel, Benjamin Keys of Carmel, and Ella Cruz of Columbus, Ohio; three sisters Ellen Stillman of Wanamaker, Connie (Charles) Stamm of Ft. Mill, South Carolina, and Ina Ray (Trevor) Jones of Bloomington. He was preceded in death by his parents. A celebration of Donald’s life will be held on Saturday, February 23rd at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and will be officiated by Dr. Scott Murphy of the Cornerstone Community Fellowship. Visitation will be from 10am until time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Samaritan’s Purse or Life Choices of Madison in care of Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.
Sarah Holden’s game-winning, double-overtime goal in the NCAA tournament semifinal wasn’t just important for the women’s lacrosse team, but for women’s sports at Syracuse as a whole.The Orange ultimately fell to Northwestern in the national championship, but the reaction to the game from the SU fan base alone was proof of just how far this team had taken women’s sports at Syracuse.“It really puts a spotlight on women’s sports right now at the school,” SU attack Michelle Tumolo said.The Orange has never won a national championship in a women’s sport, but Syracuse got as close as it ever had last season. After capping an incredible seven-goal comeback in the semifinal, the Orange captured the attention of Syracuse fans.During the 8-6 loss to the Wildcats, hordes of SU fans took to Twitter to complain about NU’s stall tactics — something that would have been unheard of for a women’s sport before the national-championship run.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It put us on the map,” Syracuse head coach Gary Gait said. “A lot of people last year really looked at us as, ‘Hey, wow, this women’s lacrosse team is really good and improved.’ The goal is to win and we’re getting close. So I think they recognize that.”But one season of success isn’t enough for the Orange. With pretty much the entire offense returning from last season’s run, SU will likely boast a lofty preseason ranking. But it still needs to prove itself on the field.“The key was to get there, but now I think you need to show that you belong there year in and year out, and I think that makes this year really important to show that we’re not just lucky to get there and we’re not an every-other-year team,” Gait said. “We need to be consistent year in and year out.”But Tumolo doesn’t think all the attention should be reserved for the women’s lacrosse team. Women’s sports at Syracuse are playing at an all-time high level, and people are starting to take notice.“It’s not just us that’s doing well; field hockey’s No. 1 right now, so we’re doing good,” Tumolo said. “It’s not just us — women’s lacrosse — that are making a name for ourselves; I think a lot of the women’s sports here are. Maybe we’ll get more recognition and respect.”Fellow attack Alyssa Murray said the success last season already has proven that the team is on the same level as some of the men’s teams. The reception players got in Syracuse after the season was proof of that.But she’s not satisfied with that. The only way to top last season is to win a national championship, she said.“After the final four, we were packing up our apartments and our houses and stuff and people would come up to us and say, ‘Hey, that was a great season,’” Murray said. “So everyone knows what’s going on and that we’re on the brink of something really special. So it’s really exciting to be a part of.” Comments Published on October 3, 2012 at 2:03 am Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Recognition, significance of 1995 Title IX lawsuit filed by eight women against SU forgotten over timeCulture of resistance: Early women’s teams at Syracuse struggled in fight for equalityA lasting effect: Title IX opens career opportunities in sports for women in last 40 years