Albert F. Naderman, 73

first_imgOn Monday, February 4, 1946, Albert Ferdinand Naderman was born to George J. and Clara M. (Hessler) Naderman. Along with four sisters and three brothers, he was raised on the Naderman family farm near Millhousen, Indiana. He graduated from Jac-Cen-Del High School in 1964. He was an airplane mechanic in the Air Force Reserves from 1965-1967. He married Cheryl J. Holt on June 22, 1974 and together they raised five children. He often went home to help his Dad with farming. He was a mechanic at Westport Implement for 14 years. He thoroughly enjoyed his time there, as he made many good friends while fixing IH equipment. He loved International Harvester so much that he would often tell his children and grandchildren not to look at a John Deere or they might go blind. Although he was giving his famous crooked grin as he said this, his young children suspected it might be true.  He could not bear to see the land he loved sold to someone outside of the family, so he moved his wife and children onto the farm in 1981, when his own parents were no longer able to live there. His children grew up having the same family pride and work ethics instilled into them that only farm living can bring. Sadly, illness forced Albert and Cheryl to leave their beloved farm and move into Greensburg. No longer able be a farmer or mechanic, and having had to sell the farm, Albert was heartbroken. He passed away at his home on October 17, 2019.  Albert was not “just a farmer”. He was astonishingly smart, and could weld anything. He was an incredible mechanic and a caring neighbor. With his own crops waiting for him in the fields, he would stop what he was doing to fix another farmer’s combine, tractor or other equipment. He was a devoted father and husband. He literally worked his fingers to the bone for his family and his farm. He had a great sense of humor and could talk for hours with people he knew. He was an honest man. If he gave you his word, you could count on it. If he yelled at you, you were probably a salesman or telemarketer.  He is survived by his wife and children, Michelle J. (Fred) Miller, Kimberly M. (Michael) Shaw, Albert M. “Matthew” (Magnolia) Naderman, George A. (Courtney) Naderman, and Adam J. Naderman. He was so proud of his 11 grandchildren, and they all survive him. They include Jaden Matthew Miller, Justin Albert Miller, Sara Michelle Miller, Joshua Matthew Naderman, Cecilia Michelle Naderman, Albert Matthew Naderman Jr, Isaac Joseph Naderman, Carson Michael Shaw, Brady Dennis Shaw, Charley Joy Naderman and Carter Rose Naderman. He was proceeded in death by his parents, a sister, Anne Cardinal, and a brother, John Naderman. He was the best man we ever knew and we will miss him forever.   A rosary service will start at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, October 22nd followed by visitation until 8 pm at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home.  Visitation will also be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Wednesday, October 23rd from 10-11 am followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 am with Rev. John Meyer officiating.  Burial will follow at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery.  Online condolences can be made at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Election night ends with surprise Trump victory over Clinton

first_imgRepublican presidential nominee Donald Trump won the 2016 election on Tuesday night, beating out Democrat Hillary Clinton in a narrow and largely unexpected victory.Of the 11 battleground states — Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin — nine went to Trump.There was a tense flip-flop between Trump and Clinton up until the last electoral votes came in. Bob Shrum, a political science professor at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and longtime political consultant, explained his concerns when Donald Trump gripped 244 electoral votes.“At the beginning of the day, they said it would take a miracle for Donald Trump to win,” Shrum said. “At this point it would take a miracle for Hillary Clinton to win. She is losing states Democrats almost always carry.”It was a miracle that never came.Near 11:30 p.m. PST, Trump was able to win the state of Wisconsin and garner 276 total electoral votes, six votes more than the necessary number to be president. Shortly afterward, Clinton called Trump to concede the election.The results garnered mixed feelings in students watching the votes come in.Doctoral student Erica Silva met the results with uneasiness, especially in contrast to the optimism expressed in the 2008 and 2012 elections.“My freshman year, we watched Obama win the election, and the mood on campus was one of joy and hope,” Silva said. “Right now I think that the mood here is one of despair, one of shock, one of disbelief. We’re not really sure what’s going on.”Conservative voices were also present. Diego Hernandez, a sophomore majoring in physics, said that he was overjoyed and relieved by the prospect of a Trump presidency.“I think it [is] a very trying time for Americans, so in a sense I’m a relieved that Hillary didn’t win, mainly because of Supreme Court nominations,” Hernandez said. “We need to keep a conservative majority on the court. I’m hoping [Trump] will be able to get the recipe of success right, but I think no matter what he does he will always be a step above Clinton.”Over the past several weeks, most major polls had predicted a Clinton victory. As of Tuesday morning, The New York Times gave Clinton an 84 percent chance of winning, though the Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Daybreak Poll stood out for its prediction of a Trump win.Students largely reflected this divide between the polling predictions and the actual results, expressing surprise and shock.“I did not expect this at all. I thought it would be a very easy win for Hillary,” said Thomas Demoner, a junior majoring in business administration with a concentration in cinematic arts. “I never really took Trump seriously. I’m a little embarrassed, [because] he’s definitely going to decay the country’s image.”Sophie Greensite, a junior majoring in economics, mirrored Demoner’s statements, especially in regard to the numerous swing states that Trump won.“I’m worried for our country,” Greensite said. “Trump just instills such a divisive rhetoric in people, and I don’t stand for anything that he says. I think that he’s only going to serve to further separate our nation.”Ted Steinberg, a junior majoring in policy, planning and development, said that he accepts the results of the election despite being taken aback by them.“I am shocked but also somewhat ashamed that I’m shocked,” Steinberg said. “We always hear that the polls aren’t 100 percent, and here we are trusting the polls a little too much, in part out of a cautious optimism that I guess came around and bit us.”Senate results were announced on Tuesday night as well, with Republicans winning 51 seats and Democrats winning 47, leaving a Republican majority. The House of Representatives also maintained its Republican majority, with 235 seats announced to the Democrats’ 185.Nitika Johri, a senior majoring in cognitive science, said that the advent of a Republican president coupled with a Republican majority in Congress was extremely concerning.“I’m feeling pretty disheartened and a little bit scared,” Johri said. “A Trump presidency is scary enough, but what’s scary to me is also having Republicans hold the House and the Senate and what is going to happen with the Supreme Court justices. I feel scared not only for myself as a colored female, but I feel scared for a lot of the people who have expressed interest in being Democrats or being progressive.”last_img read more