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Duke Schirmer Obituary
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December 05, 2016

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December 05, 2016

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July 21, 2016
He got me published (in a local newsletter but still). I thought he was crazy but that helped me come out of my shell and not worry too much about being normal or what others thought about me. What a great guy!
July 15, 2016
Not even Duke could get me to go to class, but this is how he got me to write: keep a journal, he said, and give it to me once a week, and I won't mark you absent. And he didn't. Instead, he wrote comments on those stormy, self-abasing adolescent pages: "Landis putdown #723." "Landis putdown #35,835." Decades later I found him and thanked him and told him I'd become a writer, and he said he'd become a gentleman farmer. Thank you to his kids for sharing him with the rest of us.
March 11, 2015
'Write, dammit, write!'
February 4, 2015
I see I am coming very late to the guestbook. I just heard about Duke Schirmer's passing from an MHS friend. Of course Mr. Schirmer was one of my best and favorite teachers. His classes were riveting. At first I found them terrifying, until I realized how caring he was. His teaching brought joy and inspiration to my years of adolescent angst and lives on in my heart.
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