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Wendell E. Miskimins
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December 11, 2013
Wendell was the best principal as he was so eager to support teachers and kids. He was so generous. He was a great facility director and fund raiser. His efforts were always for the betterment of the educational environment of teaching and learning. Wendell loved to entertain his staff and made a great effort to make social gatherings special. We all remember the trips to Derby. He will be greatly missed.
November 11, 2013
Without Wendell's discipline and guidance I would have never graduated at least on time
November 10, 2013
I, along with so many of my classmates, thought the world of Mr. Miskimins. He helped many of us find our way and work through problems. He was a great guy and a good friend.

Jeff Matchell
November 05, 2013
Mr. Miskimins was helper taught me by kindness how to wait on kids coming to the nice concession stand inside North High School of DM. He was not a teacher of mine in North, but could tell he was very respected by the "kids" who did have him and all those in the halls. His tall presence was very known. I just know he is continuing his love of his family and continuing his love of teaching children. Thank you for your life in mine. Linda Rogers '62.
November 05, 2013
Wendell was a great man ! He cmae in to my life when I attended Hoover in 1970 and helped me to stay in school and go to college with his words of wisdom. I will remember him in my prayers.
October 21, 2013
I was blessed to have known this man. I am so sorry about his passing. Mary Kay you are one in a million :)
October 21, 2013
One fine man who had a huge influence on my life. Without his guidance I would have never made it through High School
October 20, 2013
Wendell used to attend Senior meals in Altoona. Everyone liked him.
October 20, 2013
Mary and Mike I was so sorry to hear about your dad and also of Franks recent passing. Your mom and dad and my parents had a lot of good times together. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you
October 19, 2013
Mr. Miskimins was a teacher who made a difference in my life. When I saw the obituary for his son Frank recently, I wanted to send him a note of sympathy but did not know where he was living. I graduated from Manson High School and remember him when he was dating Esther. Such a beautiful couple they were! I will include his name in my next donation to Alzheimer's Association.
Marjorie (Gray) Nelson
October 19, 2013
Our deepest sympathy to all of the Miskimin family. Wish we knew your dad, He sounds like a great guy and touched many lives. You were blessed.
October 19, 2013
I would like to extend my sympathy to all the family. I was fortunate to know Coach Miskimins/Wendell/Mr. Miskimins from Manson, to Palmer, and to Hoover where I joined him when we opened that wonderful new school. He did so much for so many.
October 19, 2013
Mike & Mary and all of Wendell's family - So sorry to hear about your father so soon after Frank passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
October 19, 2013
I GRADUATED FROM NORTH HIGH IN 1966. MR. MISKIMINS WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR ANY OF US WHO WORKED IN THE CONCESSION STAND!
GREAT TEACHER, GREAT MAN!
October 19, 2013
Rest in peace. Great man.
October 18, 2013
Amanda, so very sorry for the loss of your grandpa and your uncle. You and your family will be in my prayers!
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